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Vol. LXXXII, No. 29

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 13, 1971

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Byrd likely to
Conservative Democrat, two
women considered for seats
WASHINGTON (N-'-Speculation increased yesterday that
President Nixon will nominate conservative Sen. Robert Byrd
(D-W.V.) and a woman to fill the two Supreme Court seats
currently vacant.
Announcing yesterday that his choices for the posts
would be made public next week, Nixon singled out Byrd by
name as one of ten or twelve possible nominees.
In addition, he said, at least two women are on the list
of those being considered.,
Nixon did not identify the women.
Sources said other members of Congress-including Re-




President s
to USSR uI
for summit.

ets trip

publican Sens. Robert Griffin
of Tennessee-also have been
SGC looks
to fill four
In the wake of four resignations
from Student Government Coun-
cil last week, S.C is holding a
special meeting, today to decide
upon the best procedure for filling
the vacant seats.
"I'd personally like to wait un-
the November election," said
S C Executive Vice President
Jerry Rosenblatt. "But according
to our constitution, we're supposed
to fill the seats immediately."
The normal procedure for fill-
ing vacancies which occur between
Selections is for SGC first to ap-
point an interviewing committee
which screens applicants for the
position. Several applicants are
chosen by the interviewing com-
mittee, and these applicants are
then interviewed) by the full Coun-
cil at one of their regular meet-
gs Council then makes a final
hoice from among 'the applicants
t interviews.
Because of the large number of
ats to be filled, however, Rosen-
latt said Council }would probably
set up a different interviewing
rocedure to fill the present vac-
ncies. This procedure will prob-
bly involve special Council meet-
gs at which the time-consuming
terviews will be held,. Rosenblatt
SGC has contacted the heads of
college student governments and
asked that each school submit
*andidates for the vacant seats.
n addition, "quite a number of
ndividual students have aplied
for the seats at the SGC office,"
according to Rosenblatt.
Students who wish to apply for
a council seat may leave their
ames at the SGC office on the
ird floor of the Union or call
The first issue of SGC Action
e Council newsletter is scheduled
appear today. SGC officials said
he newsletter will be distributed
on the Diag and placed in dorma-
ry mailboxes. It is designed to
promote general student interest
in SGC activities.
Three of the four members who
resigned last week charged that
SGC is essentially a "powerless
and unrepresentative" g r o u p.
T h e s e members - Karen Haas,
tick Higgins, and Mary Schnelker
-had been part of the conserva-
tive Student Caucus which had
hoped to make SGC more "respon-
sive" to the needs of students.
The fourth resigning member
Marnie Heyn, said she left Coun-
cil because of the extensive "pow-
r jockeying" among the members.
Her resignation had been expected.

of Michigan and Howard Baker
discussed for the vacancies left?
by the retirements last month
of the late Justice Hugo L.
Black and Justice John Har-
However, Nixon's statement yes-
terday was viewed by most ob-
servers as committing him to
Byrd's nomination. To select an-
other candidate after mentioning
only the politically-powerful Byrd
personally would be unlikely, they
The nominations, if approved by
the Senate, will bring to four the
number of justices Ni x on has
-placed on the nine-member court1: a
since taking office. Two other Nix-'
on nominees were rejected by the .°".-
His approved selections were
Chief Justice Warren Burger and
Justice Harry Blackmun. Nixon
said in Portland, Ore. Sept. 25, Nixon at White House bi
that the "most important qualifi- -
cation" of his future nominees isC
that they "share the general ju- CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT:
dicial philosophy and approach of
the two men on the court whom I
previously have appointed."
leader in the Senate, said it would H
be "an honor for anyone to be
nominated to serve on the Su-
preme Court." But he declined to"
comment on speculation he might'
be named. seeking womer
Some Democratic sources at the
Senate said they are skeptical of
Byrd's chances. WASHINGTON OP)--Advoca
Byrd, who has been a lawyer of equal rights for women w
since 1963, but who has not prac a major victory yesterday
ticed or held a judgeship, once was their 48 year war for a c
a member of the Ku Klux Klan-- stitutional rights guarantee.
as was Justice Black. But like
Black, Byrd later disavowed his The House passed 354 to 23
relationship with the white su- resolution to let the statesd
premacy group. cide whether to add to the C(
Now 53, Byrd was elected to the stitution an amendment exter
No. 2 Democratic leadership post ing specifically to women t
in the Senate last January, de- "equal protection of the law
feating Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, guaranteed by the 14th Amer
(D-Mass-). ment.
Although he has a liberal vot- : If the Senate approves t
ing record on economic issues, he measure and 38 states ratifyi
has opposed some major c i v il it will become a part of the C
rights legislation, has taken a stitution. The states would ha
strong law and order stand,sand seven years to act, and t
has been highly critical of some aedetwudbcm f
SupemeCout dcisonsamendment would become effe
Supreme Court decisions.' t ive two years later.
Then yesterday, a key White w
House aide told newsmen that to The Supreme Court never h
say Byrd is thp leading contender X 'r ruled on whether the 14th Amen
"is going too far," but to say his ment's equal-protection requii
nomination is unlikely "is going ment includes equal rights f
too far the other way." Rep. Abzug women as well, but it has a ca
See BYRD, Page 8 pending involving that question

-Associated Press

rie fing

I's rights



Harris maps future city plans

This is the fifth time in 50
years that battlers for women's
rights have brought a proposed
constitutional amendment outlay-
ing sex discriminating to a vote.
The House passed the amend-
ment last year only to have it
die in the Senate. In previous
years it passed the Senate but
never came to a vote in the
Before passing the resolution,
the House eliminated a provision
that would have exempted wo-
men from the military draft and
permitted states to entact or re-
tain "reasonable laws" that treat
sexes differently. These laws deal
generally with working condi-
tions, child custody, and domes-
tic relations cases.
The provision, added original-
ly at the behest of Rep. Charles
Wiggins (R-Calif.) was elimi-
nated by vote of 265 to 87.
Opponents of the Wiggins pro-
vision, including women's groups,
called it a device to kill the en-
tire resolution. They predicted
the draft law will be repealed
before the 'equal-rights amend-
ment is ratified.
Wiggins said 50 per cent of all
future draftees would have to be
-women if his provision was de-
feated. He raised the possibility
of co-ed barracks in future
Rep. John Schmitz (R-Calif.)
told the House his wife told him
to vote against the amendment
because "she doesn't want to be
lowered to equality."
"I don't come here under in-
struction from my husband." re-
plied Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.),
one of the bill's sponsors.
In addition to Abzug, one of
the primary sponsors of the
proposed amendment to the
Constitution is Rep. Martha
Griffiths, (D-Mich.). Both wo-
men have long been active in
fighting within Congress for in-
creased women's rights.

WASHINGTON (,B-President -----
Nixon announced yesterday he -
is going to meet with top
Soviet leaders in Moscow next
May-the latest in a series of " " '° ; - k
unexpected diplomatic moves
by the world's top powers
Citing "a possibility of making
significant progress," in topics of
current discussion between the two
nations, Nixon surprised newsmen
by appearing at the usual noon
White House briefing and reading
a prepared statement released si-
multaneously in Moscow.ne n"'
U.S. and Soviet leaders will dis-closly f.l
cuss "all major issues, with a view"-
toward fur ther improving their bi-
lateral relations and enhansing
the prospects of world peace," the *
statement reads.
The trip, to commence in a -,
series of summit talks "at the
highest level." will closely follow
-Nixon's planned trip to mainland: "r
China. sated to occur sometime in
March or April.
Nixon in particular stressed the
trips would be separated by a
"bridge of time" and that "any
speculation that one trip has been -
planned for the purpose of affect-,
ing the other would be entirely -
n fact. Nixon said, "When we -Associated Press
announced that we would be going AFL-CIO PRESIDENT George Meany, left, meets in Washington
to Peking, we did not have an
understanding with the Soviet Un- yesterday with Teamsters President Frank Fitzsimmons.
ion that we were going to have a
visit to the Soviet Union."
Though the two precedent-mak-
ing trips will, Nixon added, bec S
"independent," observers specu-
lated that yesterday's announce-
ment was the product of Soviet
initiative; part of the Soviet lead-
ers' diplomatic globe-trotting after, t pi
the announcement of the Peking
trip this summer.
The Chinese - American talks
the reasoning continues, as part of { oP o a r
the sustained Chinese diplomatic o P y Ba d
drive which seems likely to net
Peking a U.N. seat, may have made
the Russians wonder whether a WASHINGTON (P - The nation's three most powerful
China-U.S. rapprochement would labor leaders agreed yesterday to help President Nixon's Pay
weaken their position among Com- Board try to control inflation after the wage-price freeze
munist-bloc nations. expires. Nixon said "the country won" by the decision.
Regardless, thehKremlin's will- "We will serve on the Pay Board," said AFL-CIO Presi-
ingnsafter his play hostina visit Nixonso dent George Meany, Teamsters President Frank Fitzsimmons
to suggest a calculated counter- and United Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock, rep-
thrust at Peking. resenting a total of some 17 million workers.
Adding further to the interest I The agreement came after Nixon sent the labor leaders
in the Peking and Moscow trips- a memorandum personally initialed with his big "OK" that
the first by an American president the 15-member labor-industry
to e i t h e r capital-was Nixon's thbli-mb mrdlor-lndus
statement last week that 1972 public board to control wages
could be "a year in which historic gents due after the freeze expires Nov.
events will take place on the in- 13 will be subject to no veto
ternational scene, events which (I power by other federal agen-
could affect the peace of the world to, a ssem b e cies. But Nion left open the
in the next generation, even the
next century." possibility that he might take
In context with Nixon's com-m their monthly meetings to- a hand on occasion.
ment yesterday that he didn't be- will join the University's general "Bringing the cost of living un-
lieve in summit meetings that scramble to find der control requires the public-
tend to create "euphoria," yester- scrambetdind ways to cope with spirited cooperation of all Ameri-
day's announcement could lead an impending state appropriations cans, and in giving such eoopera-
many to believe Nixon has serious cutback from the governor's off tion the leaders of organized labor
plans toward achieving agreements According to Allan Smith, vice have acted in the best interest of
with both powers beyond the polit- president for academic affairs, their own members and of the
ical advantage of the trips as President Robben Fleming will nation," Nixon said.
diplomatic performances. propose to the Regents tomorrow Meany said the Executive Coun-
What makes the current situa- a mechanism for finding budget cil of the 13.6-million-member
tion favorable for a meeting, Nix- cuts which will be finalized be- AFL-CIO will set up its own
on explained, can be seen as "we tween top administrators and fac- "watchdog" machinery to guard
look back over the record of the ulty members sometime today. against illegal price hikes, and
last two and a half years, sig- Meeting in closed session to- that it will continue to fight in
nificant progress has been made" morrow and Friday morning, the Congress against Nixon's proposed
in Soviet U.S. negotiations. Regents will also be discussing business tax credit that labor has
"We have had a treaty with re- the status of a proposal which calls described as a bonanza to big
gard to the seabeds. We have had for state control of the University's business.
one with regard to biological wea- Willow Run Laboratories, site of Woodcock and Fitzsimmons,
pons. We have had an agreement most of the University's classified whose big unions are not in the
coming out of the SALT Strateg research projects. AFL-CIO, said they subscribed
Army Limitation 'Talks with re- cmltl oMayssaeet
gard to the hotline and accidental According to Richard Kennedy, completely to Meany's statement.
i P UMMIT. P 8 R See REGENTS. Page 8 See TOP, Page 8

By TAMMY JACOBS The mayor's presentation was 1972, Harris said. He expects by
Mayor Robert Harris, fashioning delivered at the Michigan Union then to have started implementa-
a kind of "State of the City" ad- as part of a series of luncheon lec- tion of plans for turning the down-
dress yesterday, said his admin- tures sponsored by the Democratic town shopping district into a series
drssyestilrdhysdohimreParty.of malls, and to have finished a
istration still hopes to improve ar series of pedestrian and bicycle
housing, health and the environ- whererhsid the t nees paths throughout the city.
ment but stressed that the city is whr; he said, the city needs im-
u s mediate improvement. But he re- Also promised was the expan-
in deep financial trouble. peated a long-standing Democratic sion of the new Dial-a-Ride sys-
But even if he achieves his goals argument that the city must have tem to give city-wide service along
for 1972, Harris said, "they will be a personal income tax before it
ca fodmjrcags with the completion of current
far from Utopia." can afford major changes.

Moratorium activities
The Ann Arbor Coalition to End the War is sponsoring
the following activities today as part of a nationwide anti-war
moratorium on "business as usual:"
12 p.m. Diag rally 12:15 March to City Hall:
"Register to Vote to End the
2-5 p.m. Workshops on campus and in the community
8 p.m. Anti-war convocation, Hill Aud.: Father James
-Groppi, Zolton Ferency; "Action Workshops"
Midnight Diag rally
Anti-war films: 2:15, HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI; 3,
First Methodist Church, State and Huron.
The following workshops will be offered during the after-
2-3:30 p.m.
Univ. Club, 1st floor, Mich Union. ECONOMICS OF THE WAR,

Harris told City Council Mon-
day night he will propose that an "Depending on the success of
'income tax resolution be placed our efforts to obtain a new revenue
on a city-wide ballot next year. source and our efforts to improve
Closely following a seven page efficiency," he said, "we should
prepared statement, Harris called have reversed the recent trend to-
for strengthening certain city ag- wards steady worsening of city
encies: Ann Arbor's housing code, services in the forthcoming year."
the various anti - discrimination servicesintheforthcomingyear."
programs, the soil and sedimen-
tation control ordinance, w er e
given as examples of programs in
need of "increased vigor."
Emphasizing the need for more
Icitizen input into city decisions,
Harris suggested an "affirmative
action pa' o h iigo
more women, increasing the city's
use of faculty-supervised student
volunteers and a revision of city.
laws to encourage participation of
newly enfranchised youth in city
By the end of 1972, he said,
public housing units now under
I construcition s~houldi be rmn1lhete.I?

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Low cost co-ops provide
alternative to 'U' livingz

When a group of University students
started the Michigan Socialist House in
1932 it formed the first student housing
cooperative in the nation.
Doing all their own work and sharing
costs equally, room and board expenses
for members were cut to $2 a week.

and $115 a month for room and board.
However, such costs still make coopera-
tive living by far the cheapest mode of
living at the University.
Indeed, the old image of the cooperative
member as the struggling radical experi-
menter in communal living has all but
vanished, as evidenced by the fact that

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