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City works for. solutions

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following ar-
ticle is the last in a two-part series
examining the growing problems of
transportation in Ann Arbor.
By ROBERT SCHREINER
The problem of too many cars in Ann
Arbor is a critical one, but the city is not
at a loss for solutions-ranging all the
way from "rumble strips" to monorails.
Despite a tight financial crisis, city of-
ficials still list parking and transportation
problems high on their list of priorities.
And with well over 150,000 cars circu-
lating through the city every day, nearly
everyone here feels the pinch in the form
of insufficient parking spaces, and se-
vere traffic congestion.
But transportation problems extend
further-to limited public transport al-
ternatives, lack of road improvement, an-
tiquated parking ordinances and poor city
planning in general.

atranspor ta
In a number of ways, city officials are City Council recentlya
trying to solve these problems. Presently, for a transportation study,
expensive studies are being conducted to imately $35,000, which v
deal with certain specifics of parking and parking, mass transportat
transportation. Others should be laurched oughfare-related problems.
in the near future, if funds permit. "Presumably this study
Whatever the studies call for. however, pleted relatively quickly,"
most city officials agree the key to solv- man John Kirscht (D-Fi
ing the problems is to find the most effi- should answer such questi
cient methods to drastically-perhaps ev- do about downtown par
en forcibly-lessen the flow of cars in whether to erect new par
the city. there, or if it is feasible
Most city officials regard the present to park in outlying areast
state of transportation in Ann Arbor with take a shuttlebus into tow
dissatisfaction. And while they are hope- In support of the study
ful that solutions can be found for the "you can't expect to re
future, the strain of the budget makes Street unless you know wh
them skeptical. parking."
"If everything clicks, the growth of Harris and some city offi(
cars should be retarded-so life would study will recommend the
only grow bad and not fatal," Mayor Ro- parking lots on the outskir
bert Harris says. with shuttlebusses to carr:

tion crisis

approved plans
to cost approx-
would examine
tion and thor-
iWill be com-
says Council-
rst Ward). "It
ons as what to
king problems,
king structures
to get people
of the city and
vn."
ly, Harris says,
efurbish Main
at to do about
cials expect the
construction of
rts of the city,
y people down-

town and back every few minutes at no
cost. "The University already does 'some-
thing like this with parking lots at Crisler
Arena and North Campus," Harris, ex-
plains.
Most city officials agree that, although
perhaps one more carport may be con-
structed in the downtown area if the study
deems it feasible, destination perking is
virtually at an end.
In fact, John Robbins, director of traf-
fic engineering and transportation, says,
"it is a fairly safe assumption that even-
tually there won't be any on-street park-
ing at all. On-street parking will be elim-
inated to make way for growing traffic."
But Robbins and other officials would
like to keep the growing traffic at a min-
imum. To do this, they agree it is im-
See MULTIPLE Page 6

-Daily-Denny Gainer
MOTORISTS DETOUR to avoid construction on Washtenaw Rd. for the Forest-Observatory road ex-
tension.

FROM ACHESON
TO NIXON
See Editorial Page

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Lit i an

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LUSTY
High 75
Low 50
Partly sunny,
continued mild

Vol. LXXXII, No. 36

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 21, 1971

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

WO-men say
Head of 'U' sex bias
panel hits 'HEW plan'
By PAT BAUER
A subcommittee of the Commission on Women has
charged the University with "widely disregarding" its com-
mitment to equal treatment of men and women, and strongly
urged University officials to improve procedures for the hir-
ing of women.
The subcommittee, which last week completed a survey
of 1,800 female University employes and their supervisors,
was aimed at evaluating the University's goals and time-
tables for increased hiring of women in various departments.
The resultant data showed that many women are "dis-
satisfied" with the goals, as well as with existing procedures

'

h iing

unfair

Friday I
fill High
sources

Lillie

to

Court,
report

for advancement established
Judge sets
bail for
militant
NEW YORK (P) - In a bed-
side arraignment, black militant
H. Rap Brown was ordered held
in $250,000 bail yesterday after
he vehemently scorned the
Scourt, the judge and the attempt
to designate William Kunstler as
his attorney.
The man authorities have-
identified as Brown .as cap-
tured with three comparnions in
a shootout with police after a
holdup attempt at a West Side
Manhattan bar Early Saturday.
He was seriously wounded,
Radical Attorney Kuns tier
continued to maintain, as he en-
tered the 10th floor room in
Roosevelt Hospital, that the man
in the bed was not necessarily
Brown. Police have said the
identity was established by fin-
gerprints. The patient ha iden-
tified himself as Roy Williams.
When Criminal Court Judge
James Yeargin tried to designate
Kunstler as Brown's zttorney at
the bedside proceding, ' Brown
snarled at the judge and Kuns-
tIer declined the assignment.
Leargin told Brown that if he
could not afford a lawyer the
court would appoint one, then,
turning to Kunstler, he said:
"The court has assigned you."
Brown had been missing since
he failed to appear for ;rial in
Maryland on charges of inci-
ing to riot and arson. He also
jumped bail on a federal gun
charge conviction in New Or-
leans, for which he was sen-
tenced to five years in prison.
Brown also faced trial in New
Orleans on a charge -f threaten-
ing an FBI agent in a court-
house corridor during a recess in
his gun charge trial.

by the Personnel Department.
according to Commission Chair-
woman Virginia Nordin, the report-
indicates "The failure of the af-
firmative action program." The. i
program, intended to ensure equal
treatment of women on campus,
was adopted by the University .
last January when the Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare
(HEW) demanded that the Univer-
sity end discrimination against
women in its hiring practices.
HEW withheld $350,000 in fed-'
eral contracts until an accept-r
able affirmative action plan was
developed.x
According to the subcommittee's
report, "no one thought the af-
firmative action goals' were parti-
cularly affirmative." Y
The subcommittee-also known
as a "cluster group" made a
number of suggestions to the Uni-
versity which it felt would im-
prove the status of female em-
ployes. :
Thesetsuggestions include:
-Posting all available jobs for
women in one central place;
-Making written descriptions of
all jobs, so that job duties can be
clearly defined;
-Recruiting men as well as wo- MEMBERS OF THE newly organized Temporary Employes Associ
men for clerical positions; night.
-Improving personnel proced-
ures which control the advance-
ment of women; andI
-Cnstantly considering foro
higher level jobs, those women
who are placed in jobs below their
level of competence or education.
The Personnel Department hasc
recently adopted a policy ,vhich is
expected to keep. women informed
about all jobs open to ahem. By KATHY INGLEY of eventual affiliation with a un-
Since a decision last month, all ion.
persons hired for "professional In an attempt to improve part-
and administrative" positions -- a time working conditions, the newly Bernstein said that a union?
classification which includes all organized Temporary Employes would offer more long-term bene-
job categories except clerical ssociation committee last ghtfits than would an association,
technical, and faculty - will be discussed unionization as a pos- since it protects the workers' legal
hired through the same office. All sible means for increasing their rights against discrimination forl
such jobs will also be postej in bargaining strength with the Uni- union activities and assures the
this office. versity. M right to bargain and strike. He
According to Richard Kennedy, The association members will noted that part-time food service
secretary of the University, the focus their attention on increasing workers at the University of Ora-
change was made in order to give employe wages, benefits and job gon have succeeded obtaining
better job opportunities to minor- security. the American Federation of State.
ities, including women. The association, ' organized by County and Municiple Employees,
However, most of the wonien Student Government Council last (AFSCME).
employed by the University are week, contended that the Univer-
See WOMEN, Page 6 sity "subtly discriminates" by only
r irin women to wear uniforms

WASHINGTON (i--A know-
ledgable Senate source report-
ed yesterday that President
Nixon will nominate Herschel
Friday, a Little Rock, Ark.
attorney, to fill one of two Su-
preme Court vacancies.
The source told reporters that
Nixon would make the nomination
to the Senate today.
In addition, a separate source
said he has information that Nix-
on will nominate Judge Mildred
Lillie of Los Angeles to fill the
other seat, but this report remains
unconfirmed.
The White House, however, said
Nixon has not made a decision on
the nominations.
Friday and Lillie were last week
reported to be the leading pros-
pects for the nominations shortly
after they were included on a list
of six possible candidates submit-
ted by Nixon to the American Bar
Association's (ABA) Committee on
the Judiciary for investigation of
their qualifications.
Friday, 49, is widely known in
the South as a municipal bond at-
torney and as a lawyer for schcool
boards in desegregation cases. He,
is a conservative Democrat.
Lillie, 56 has been a California
state appeals court judge since
1958 and altogether has had 24
years of judicial experience.
Up to this time no woman has
ever been nominated to serve on
the Supreme Court.
When reporters asked W h i t e
House deputy press secretary Gen-
eral Warren about the report of
the choices Warren referred to an
earlier statement of no decision
and said "That stands."
Warren declined to comment on
whether the White House has re-
ceived word from the ABA on the
list of six possible nominees.
Two senators have criticized the
list indicating a Senate battle over
nomination of any of them. The
senators are Edward Kennedy (D-
Mass.) and Birch Bayh (D-Ind.)
both members of the Judiciary
Committee which considers the
nominations before sending them
on to the full Senate.
Kennedy termed the list of nom-
inees "one of the greatest insults
to the Supreme Court in its his-
tory."
See NIXON, Page 10

Mildred Billie

Herschel Friday

-Daily-Julie wittes
iation discuss unionization last
o'anize, wil
inionizing

U.S. SILENT:
Cambodian premier
sets up dictatorship
PHNOM PHENH, Cambodia (YP) the premier meant a "fifth col-
-Premier Lon Nol said yesterday umn" serving the Viet Cong.
he had ended "this sterile game Others thought the "sowers of
of democracy" and. would rule by confusion" might be critics of
decree-thus establishing himself government economic policies, es-
as dictator of Cambodia. pecially in the National Assembly.
He said the new government Complaints of corruption-not-
would halt a drift into anarchy ably among army commanders,
and lead the nation to victory in who have been accused of padding
its battle against the North Viet- payrolls with names of dead or
namese and Viet Cong. fictitious soldiers - have abound-
Lon Nol said in a brief radio ed in the assembly.
speech that "certain groups, clans Strongest criticism nas been
and associations" were "seeking to leveled against soaring prices,
divide the nation by sowing con- which have eaten up the average
fusion." He said this had led Cambodian's income.
Cambodia "ineluctably toward de- The semi - invalid Cambodian
feat." strongman made himself a dicta-
In Washington, the White tor officially last Sunday through
House and State Department de- a government order directing the
clined comment. National Assembly and the Coun-
Some observers believed the cil of the Republic-the upper
"groups, clans and associations" house-to transform themselves
Lon Nol referred to were em- into a constituent assembly.
bryonic political parties formed "As from today, legislative pow-
after the ouster of Prince Noro- ers have been assumed provision-
dom Sihanouk as head of state ally by the executive branch,"
in March 1970. Information Min- Long Beret told reporters yester-
ister Long Boret said, however, day.

.I

Agreeing with the NCDWA ar-
gument the organizers voted to
consider the association as an in-
termediate step toward eventual
unionization. Currently an SGC
committee, the association will
soon become an ind ep e nd e nt

group.
The association will distribute
leaflets to reach part-time work-
ers, supplemented by personal con-
tact whenever possible.
Starting next Monday, any ques-
tions from part-time workers can
be directed to the association's
office in room 3L of the Union.

Klansmen indicted in
Pontiac bus bombing

le ll ±g 1 1 VY I VfWULU11 tJ1
for cafeteria work. Other griev-
ances the group cited included the
lack of sick leave and vacation
time for part-time workers.
In addition, the association con-
tended, the University fails to de-
fine clearly job categories and so'
creates confusion about workers'
duties. This results in part-time
workers being required to do extraE
work not normally a part of their
job.

Students at odds on appointments

WASHINGTON (9) - A federal
grand jury yesterday indicted the
former Grand Dragon of the
V Michigan Ku Klux Klan and four
of his associates on conspiracy
charges in connection with t h e
bombing of 10 school buses in
Pontiac- 1 Mier . last - A,,n.

By W. E. SCHROCK
Student Government Council may be headed
for a showdown with the proposed new Gradu-
ate Federation over the appointment of graduate
students to Senate Assembly advisory committees
-that is, if both of them actually attempt to
fill over 20 student positions now open on these
committees.
Currently, only a very small fraction of those

ership assumed power last April.
Previous recent SGC administrations were
very reluctant to appoint students to any com-
mittee which did not set policy but was only
advisory and on which students did not have at
least equal representation with faculty.
However, SGC now appears to be considering
making student appointments to Assembly com-
mittees, but in doing so it is expected to re-assert
its contenftion lthcat "SC"isthe onlyvlegitimate

At this time, part-time workers
have had to accept these condi-
tions or face the possibility of

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