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Blacks
By CARLA RAPOPORT
Second of two parts
At an all-black Detroit high school,
one student explains, "It's not that I'm
terribly excited about the University of
Michigan. I'd probably get a lot more
from Fisk or Howard. But if we're going
to change things in this society what
better place is there to start than with
the white university?"
He slouches down in his jacket a little
more. "Besides, my parents have been
paying taxes to support that school for
years when nobody black was in it. I
suspect now I've got some due coming."
When that student arrives in Ann
Arbor next fall, he is likely to find that
when faced with a strange white com-
munity on top of a traditional "white"
curriculum, he may need more "due"
than he had planned on taking.
And when that student starts looking

at

'U.:

for the academic and personal help he
needs to meet the University's demands,
he is likely to find that the various tu-
torial, counselling and job placement
offices open to him are understaffed,
underfunded, and highly de-centralized.
The student will enter the University
under the Opportunity Program (OP)-
as did nearly 90 per cent of the Univer-
sity's present 1,900 black students. The
OP is a four-pronged agency designed
to aid in the recruitment, counselling,
tutoring and financial support of mi-
nority students as part of the Univer-
sity's effort to meet a 10 per cent
minority enrollment by 1973-74 aca-
demic year.
In order to qualify for the program,
the University stipulates an OP candi-
date must be from an "educationally
and socio-economically" disadvantaged
background. On the average, an OP

Suppof
student maintained a 2.7 high school
grade point average while his peers
entered the University on an average
of around 3.4.
Recognizing that the OP student en-
ters the University with an entirely dif-
ferent social and economic back-
ground from the average freshman, the
University operates two main offices
for the personal and academic counsel-
ling of minority students.
However, both administrators and
students alike say these offices-OP
Counselling and the Center for the
Use of Learning Skills (CULS)-are
understaffed and consequently inade-
quate for the growing numbers of
blacks on campus.
Several months ago, these supportive
services offices were carefully reviewed
by staff members. While highly prais-

lags

ing the quality of work in existent of-
fices, the report made sweeping pro-
posals which called for more funding
and the consolidation of the services
into a Black Student Center.
The proposals were rejected by the
Regents and executive officers last
summer as an undesirable move toward
segregation of black affairs.
Thus, CULS, the OP office, and other
services-such as the minority staff in
the job placement office in the SAB,
and the minority counselors in the
various schools and colleges-remain
scattered across campus and are hard
pressed to meet the needs of the Uni-
versity's swelling minority enrollment.
Indeed, according to University fig-'
ures while funding for financial aid to
minority students skyrocketed over six-
ty per cent this year, funding for the

behind
University minority supportive services
program rose only twenty-five per cent.
As a result, black students say they
are sometimes skeptical of the Univer-
sity's sincerity toward supporting mi-
nority enrollment.
"I'll tell you," said a sophomore re-
cently, "sometimes I think they're try-
ing to flunk out ten per cent."
Head of the OP program, Dr William
Cash, assistant to the president on
human relations, has asked the pro-
gram's new advisory committee to sur-
vey the entire program's offerings and
present proposals for its improvement
by Jan. 1.
According to several committee mem-
bers, however, it is unlikely that ' the
work will be completed until next April.
Meanwhile, in a tiny set of rooms in
See MINORITY, Page 6

-Day-Roie Tesem
A STAFF MEMBER of the Center for the Use of Learning Skills
(CULS) talks with an undergraduate in the CULS office. CULS
is an office of the literary college which offers academic and
personal counseling to minority students.

FUNDING COLLEGE
GOVERNMENTS
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Vol. LXXXII, No. 69 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, December 3, 1971 Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

MOTION OFFERED:

SGC
ouster

Febates

Women

lodge

of

VP

By CHARLES STEIN
Student Government Council last night debated a mo-
tion calling for the resignation of Administrative Vice-Presi-
dent Jay Hack.
The measure introduced by SGC member John Koza was
presented for a first reading and will come up for a vote at
next week's Council meeting. It follows recent criticism of
Hack by several of his fellow Council members.
In his opening remarks, Koza described Hack as basic-
ally a political person who is not "tempermentally suited"
for an administrative position. "The administrative vice-
president" said Koza, "has not performed that type of func-
tion."
"He has involved himself;
Indi sets too often in policy questions," Center ets
kP Koza continued "and he has
" spoken as a representative of
R 181&11the council when he should
not have done so."
Koza did admit that Hack is a By HOWARD BRICK
off I en sive valuable political worker for SGC,r
however, and said that he should Everyone's been pitching in to
be retained on Council in a ca- get the People's Community Cen-
By The Associated Press )acity more in line with those ter ready for its opening Monday.
Prime Minister Indira Ghandi talents. Local youths and Jaycee mem-
ordered Indian troops yesterday Hack responded to Koza's charges bers have been busy building and
to make a new attack into East by saying that Council had never painting the offices of the Free
Pakistan-by Indian account the clearly defined the duties of his People's Medical Clinic on the
fourth in 12 days. office. He expressed a willingness second floor, while phones have
Meanwhile Pakistan claimed the to carry out specific policy direc- been installed in the offices of
Indians attacked on seven fronts tives when they are given to him, Drug Help and Ozone House on
in the biggest offensive of the but criticized the Council members the main floor.
current hostilities. A Pakistan for never coming to him with their All three organizations were
broadcast said heavy casualties complaints. formerly housed in Ozone House
were inflicted on the Indians. With regard to the specific cri- on E. Liberty Street.
Gandhi's order for the new as- ticisms Hack said, "I have on only In its new home on E. Washing-
sault followed a report of a straf- one occasion acted as an official
ing attack by Pakistan F86 Sabre spokesman of the Council and that ton Street, the center will have a
jets on the airport of the Indian merely involved speaking during People's Ballroom, a People's Cre-
border city of Agartala. The new Orientation to the incoming fresh- ative Workshop and offices of
Indian operation would be launch- men." various community-oriented or-
ed from that city, about 60 miles "I have at no time instituted ganizations.
due east of Dacca, East Pakistan's policy actions without the consent -. ----
capital, the announcement said. of the Council," Hack added, "and SO N
According to an Indian spokes- have carried out even those direc-VOTE EXPECTED SOON:
man, the Pakistani air attack tives that I disagreed with."
* killed "a yet undetermined num- Michae Davis and Marv Sott

new
By PAT BAUER
Citing what it calls "mani-
fest deficiencies in the Uni-
versity's affirmative action
program," PROBE, a group of
University women, has again
filed a formal complaint with
the federal g o v e r n m e n t
against the University.
The complaint is atwo-pronged
f* ~ attack on the University adminis-
'tration. It charges the University
with acting in bad faith concern-
ing its goals and timetables for
increased hiring of women, while
at the same time calling the goals
"distorted, confused, and de-
ficient."
Filed two weeks ago with the
Department of Labor, the corn-'
plaint will be passed along to the
Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare (HEW) for examina-
tion. The two federal agencies are
responsible for administering an
executive order prohibiting dis-
crimination by federal contractors,
including universities.
PROBE also filed the original:
complaint 18 months ago which
charged the University with sex
-Daly-Rolfe Tessem bias in hiring procedures. As a re-
- --- ;sult of the complaint and subse-
quent investigation, HEW de-
manded the University submit an
acceptable plan for the elimina-
tion of sex discrimination, under
the threat of withholding federal
j contracts.
J The first affirmative action
program submitted by the Uni-
versity was found unacceptable by
HEW last November. Another was
submitted in December, with goals
and timetables for increased hir-
ing of women following in March.
Neither have yet been approved
e had passed the nor disapproved by HEW.
session made a fel- HEW officials were unavailable
icing the maximurn last night for comment on the new
wo years 'in prison complaint.
fine. As evidence of bad faith,
version would have PROBE's complaint cites:
aximum penalty 90 -The inadequacy of the Uni-
with a $500 fine. versity's complaint procedures for
employe grievances concerning sex
cion orhog sessio discrimination;
ximum 10-year sen- -The failure of the University
$5,m00-year, sen-eato provide any back payment of
$5,000 fine, while a See LOCAL, Page 8
se carries a maxi- -See OCALPage
sentence.
t Traxler, chairman(
Judiciary Commit- 'Free Johi
ferees had reached

cor plint

U,

hiring

ber of civilians" but the airport were the only other SGC members
was not damaged. He said In- who advocated the motion for
dian aircraft fire hit one of the resignation, citing Hack's adminis-
Sabre jets and it was seen losing trative failures as their primary
altitude as it headed back into
East Pakistan.m
Radio Pakistan said Indian The rest of the Council members
troops had launched seven mas directed their comments more to
sive attacks" on East Pakistan the office of Administrative Vice
during the day, from the north- President in general, and talked
ern, eastern and western bor- about making its powers more:
ders. clearly defined.
Indian government sources said After the debate, Council mem-4
Gandhi made her decision to ber Dale Osterle said it was un-
move another Indian task force likely that the motion would carry:
into East Pakistan after hearing = next week, but that the debate it-
a report from Defense Minister self served a useful function. "We
Jagjivan Ram. He said three have brought the discontent out in
Pakistani F86 Sabre jets strafed the open," Osterle said, "and this
Agartala airport and some ci- should make it clear to the SGC
vilian areas following more than executive board what changes
12 hours of 'continuous Pakistani Council members would like to
shelling from across the border. see."

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Agreement

re ahei

state
From Wire Service Reports
LANSING - A bill reducing
the penalty for possession of
marijuana from a felony to a
misdemeanor may come up for
approval this week in the State
Legislature.
Sen. Robert Richardson, chair-
man of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, said Wednesday that
Senate and House conferees
have "tentatively agreed" on re-
ducing the penalty.

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penalties

Under the proposal, a 90-day
sentence could be imposed for a
new offense - possession with
intent to use.
Possession without a showing
that there' was intent to use by
the possessor would carry a
maximum penalty of one year
in jail, but would be classed as
a misdemeanor.
Agreement by the conferees
means the bill should have a
good chance of passage.

The Senat
bill with poss
ony, but redu
penalty to tv
and a $2,000
The House
made the ma
days in jailv
Underpres,
a first convic
carries a max
tence and a$
second of fen
mum 20-year
Rep. Rober
of the House
tee, said con

Plugging his candidate
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., addresses a crowd of several hundred
people at the Michigan League Ballroom. Schlesinger, Pulitzer
Prize winning historian and advisor to President John Kennedy,
spoke on the presidential campaign of Sen. George McGovern.
Now active in McGovern's campaign, he described the candidate
as "a man whom we can believe and trust, a man capable of
restoring credibility to the White House and confidence in our
democratic process."
LLOYD, COUZENS HALLS:
Committee to probe
By KAREN TINKLENBURG
The Housing Policy Committee voted yesterday to ap-
point a subcommittee to look further into the planned con-
struction of combined kitchen and dining facilities between
Alice Lloyd and Couzens halls.
The subcommittee, composed of committee members and
students from both Lloyd and Couzens, plans to obtain ad-
ditional information from the architect concerning the plans,
and report back to the com-
. mittee at its meeting next
The move came two days after
Lloyd residents expressed a vir-
rtually unanimous opposition to the
proposed project in a referendum.
Thoelnscalls for the expansion
of Couzens kitchen and dining fa-
Sinclair, whose conviction is cilities and the building of a pas-
currently under consideration sageway connecting the two halls.
by the State Supreme Court About 20 students were present
has been serving a nine and a at the committee's meeting held
half to ten year. prison sen- at Lloyd. The vote was 8-2 for
tence for possession of two appointing the subcommittee.
marijuana cigarettes. The items which the subcom-
Denied bond by the State Su- mittee plans to discuss with the
preme Court last September, architect, John Hoed and Asso-
Sinclair has been serving his ciates, include:
sentence since 1969. The com-
-,, ._ -___ -The cost of buildina a new

LACKS CANDIDATES

I

Grad election faces cc
By GLORIA JANE SMITH In an effort to insure that graduate stu-
Rackham Student Government (RSG) dents would have some form of represen-
elections scheduled for this month may tation, it was proposed that Rackham,
be cancelled due to a lack of response which has an enrollment of over two-
from students willing to run for office. thirds of the graduate population, form a
Only one petition for candidacy has government. The proposal was approved
been filed in the race to fill ten vacan- and the current RSG members were elect-
cies, which include eight one-year and ed in last spring's campus-wide student
two one-semester positions on the RSG elections.
Executive Council as well as the chair- Since its formation last spring, RSG
man and vice chairman positions on RSG's has been active in various graduate stu-
A<:mAh1n . .

incella tion

"a meeting of the minds" on the
issue. He said the remaining dis-
agreement exists only over
"proper legal language.''
Traxler said the bill might be
brought to a final test by the
end of the week.
The proposal, he said, would
offer judges and prosecutors
flexibility in differentiating be-
tween individuals whorsimply
possessed marijuana for their
own use and dealers whose pos-
session of pot was a prelude to
selling it,

rally set f
By GERI SPRUNG
The Committee to Free John
Sinclair announced plans yes-
terday for a Freedom Rally for
John Sinclair December 10 at
Crisler Arena.
Scheduled to appear are
Chicago 7 defendants Rennie
Davis, David Delliger, Bobby
Seale, and Jerry Rubin, attor-
ney William Kunstler, poets Al-

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