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Vol. LXXX I, No. 83

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 8. 1971

Ten Cents

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Cellar forces
SBS cutback
Student Book Service (SBS) will soon stop selling text-
books, a move which the private bookstore's manager attri-
butes primarily to the initial success of the new University
discount bookstore, the University Cellar.
According to Dick Klausner, a book buyer at SBS, "The
Cellar's eftec has been critical" to the operation of SBS,
located on South University Ave. between Church St. and
S. Forest Ave. "We pretty much anticipated the end of text
book sales," Klausner said yesterday.
Meanwhile, owners and managers of the other private
campus bookstores declined to estimate the effect of the
Cellar's discount textbook sales on their volume of business.


Eight Pages
g unit

,Job field
for grads'

Most said they were unable
to assess the impact of the
Cellar this early in the current
book rush.
Sales at the Cellar have been
beyond the store's expectations in
both new and used text books and
other items, including school sup-
plies, posters, toiletries, and re-
While SBS will end its textbook
sales, it will expand its sales of
other books, according to N e d

EAST LANSING ()P) - Out of Shure, the store's owner.
college.and into the ranks of the The Cellar is able to reduce its
unemployed: That may be the prices partially through its ex-
fate of one college graduate in emption from the four per cent
four this summer, according to state sales tax, which all private
figures from Michigan State Uni- bookstores are required to, charge.
U versity. In addition, the Cellar discounts
Campus recruiting, says Jack all text books five per cent, below
Shingleton, placement director at the publisher's suggested list price.
MSU, is down by an estimated 23 Shure said SBS would begin
per cent this year. Only 1,761 in- in February to offer a ten per cent
terviewing schedules have been ar- discount on all books. Previously,
ranged for the 1971 academic year, the ten per cent discount was of-
Shingleton said yesterday, a de- fered only on books costing more
cline of 547 from last year when than $3.
2,308 recruiters visited the campus. Some of the employes at the
Noting that fewer young people Cellar formerly worked at SBS
Nroingn thate feweyou ope, and say that both stores have sim-
are going 'into the armed forces,1 ilar philosophies of reducing pric-
meaning more are looking f o r es on books. "It's kind of sad,"
jobs, Shingleton predicted hard said Dave Rock, who worked at
times for the graduate of 1971. SBS for 21/ years and is now a
He thinks hiring quotas in busi- book buyer at the Cellar. "A lot
ness, industry, government and of people including Ned (Shure)
education will be off by as much put a lot of energy into SBS."
as 25 per cent from last year. While Shure is unhappy about
There may be further inflence by the end of his textbook operations,
congressional_ approval or disap- he said, "I wish the U' store lots
proval of fedeal support for the of luck."
supersonic transport airplane pro- Owners of small private book-
gram. stores in Ann Arbor, claiming they
Engineers and accountants re- receive relatively small profit
ceived highest monthly starting margin and incur high overhead
salaries, based on averages of last expenses, say they have a dif-
June's graduates at MSU: Engi- ficult time in maintaining t e x t
neers averaged $885 monthly and book services. Wahr's. on South
accountants $860. State St., eliminated its text book
Chemists were in third place offerings last winter.
# with an average of $823. followed The manager of Slater's, on S.
by educators, mathematicians and State St., declined to comment on
production managers. his text book sales thus far during
But this year, only the account- the current book rush.
ants are expected to have ample Both Fred Ulrich, owner of Ul-
job opportunities and they will rich's. and Bob Graham, manager
have to accept limits on geograoh- of Follet's. on S. State St., declined!
ical location and fields of special- to estimate the amount of busi-
ization. See CELLAR, Page 8
Chemists, physicists, educators
and anyone with liberal arts or
general, social science degrees will
have to overcome more difficult
times than the accountants. eco-
nomists, business administrators
and others with special vocational
ndegrees w in areas like computers, te
nursing, metallurgy and civil or
chemical engineering.
Women do not find the current By ZACH SCHILLER
economic condition advantageous Meeting for the first time this
to winning equal pay, Shingleton semester, -the Gay Liberation Front
notes, although he says employers (GLF) last night decided to post-
disagree. pone any further action in sup-
"Employers indicate they are port of their attempt to hold a
paying their women employes sal- midwest conference on homosex-
aries equal to those paid to men uality at the University until the
graduates," Shingleton says. He Regents reconsider the proposal.
adds, however, that the salary The 30 members attending t h e
data he has studied does not bear meeting discussed a 'variety of
thisout except in certain business ideas for programs this term, but{
categories. made few concrete plans.



-Daily-Sara Krulwich
STUDENT BOOK SERVICE (above) has been forced to suspend textbook sales by the initial success
of the University's discount bookstore, the University Cellar which, as pictured below, has been sell-
ing at a much higher volume than had been expected.


President Robben Fleming
said yesterday that he is op-
posed to Washtenaw County
Sheriff Douglas Harvey's pro-
posal for a special police unit
to conduct surveillance of po-
litical figures on campus.
Harvey plans to apply today for
federal funding for the "Intelli-
gence Squad." which will, accord-
ing to his proposal, investigate or-
ganized and syndicated crime, lo-
cal traffic in illegal drugs, and
people involved in "civil disord-
ers, campus unrest. and u n i o n
strikes." The squad would cover
both the University, and Eastern
Michigan University.
In a statement, Fleming s a i d
that he would "write to the people
concerned." with funding Harvey's
proposal to advise them of the
University's opposition.
Reacting to Fleming's statement,
Harvey said last night, "I don't
care if we get the grant or not,
if I want to operate on that
campus I'll go ahead and do so."
He added that it was Fleming's
prerogative to write letters a n d
make statements, but declined fur-
ther comment.
In his statement, Fleming said,
"a free society must always ap-
proach with reluctance a system
which calls upon its members to
spy on one another." He warned of
the "abuses of surveillance tech-
niques on some campuses."
However, the president added
that "there are times when sur-
veillance may seem necessary, but
if this is to be so on our campus
we believe it should come through
the normal relationship between
the campus and the city police."
Fleming declined last night to
specify the occasions such surveil-
lance might be necessary. He also
declined to comment on Harvey's
claim Wedneslay that he has
agents already operating at the
Members of the University's se-
curity staff, including Safety Di-
rector Frederick Davids, have de-
cided to cooperate only with the
Ann Arbor police, not the Intelli-
gence Squad", according to Flem-
in's statement.
Harvey had said . Wednesday
that Davids had assured coopera-
tion with the proposed squad at a
meeting with Undersheriff Harold
Owings. "last week or the w e e k
However, Davids said yesterday
that he "did not attend such a
meeting, I haven't met with Un-
dersheriff Owings or anybody
from the sheriff's department on
When Harvey was told that
Davids had denied having attend-
ed such a meeting with Owings. he
retracted his previous statement.
John Hayes, chief of the EMU
police said yesterday that Owings'
had approached him about t h e
squad, in which he agreed to par-
However, Hayes said he was not
aware of the provisions in t h e
proposals for the political surveil-
lance of the EMU campus, main-
taining that the squad had been
See FLEMING, Page 8

President Fleming

Radical party holds


Commission on



The appointment of 12 people
to a Commission on W o m e n,
established to aid in the achieve-
ment of equal employment oppor-
tunities at the University, w a s
announced yesterday by PresidentI
Robben Fleming.
The commission, consisting of
ten women and two men, will be
headed by Barbara Newell, special
assistant to the president and

former acting vice president for!
student affairs. The advisory group;
was established as part of the Uni-{
versity's affirmative action plan
for ending discrimination againstI
women in employment, submitted!
to the Department of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare last month.
Fleming, who appointed the
commission members, has asked'
the body to review the University's
affirmative action program, and to

lIem ing
examine University policies, pro-
cedures, and practices which may
discriminate against women.
Specifically, the commission has
been asked to work with Univer-
sity personnel offices to:
-Identifyand eliminate em-
ployment practices which are
shown to discriminate against wo-
-Encourage the development of
recruiting practices which w il1
open job opportunities to women;
-Educate employment units
about the availability and suita-
bility of women for employment at
all levels; and
-Inform members of the Uni-
versity community of their rights
and appropriate grievance pro-
The commission will also work
with each academic department 1o

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orgamzing session
The recently formed radical political party held an or-
ganizational meeting last night in preparation for its upcom-
ing convention Jan. 22-24.
The 70 people attending the meeting were addressed by
members of the party's temporary steering committee, who
reiterated the party's plans to participate in the upcoming
city elections. They stressed, however, that they would seek
to remain a permanent political force in Ann Arbor.
The steering committee members discussed the problems
the party was having getting a place on the April city ballot.


first meeting of term,
action on conference

According to one member, a ser-
ies of special workshops will be{
held on Jan. 28 between coun-
selors of University students, and
members of GLF to discuss meth-
ods of counseling homosexuals.
Speaking at the meeting, Peter
Denton, a member of the recent-
ly-organized radical political par-
ty in Ann Arbor, called on GLF
members to help the party draw
up part of its platform on sexism.
Denton also asked GLF mem-
bers to participate in the teach-
ing of a section of a new Course
Mart course entitled Issues, Stra-
tegy, and Tactics for Political Ac-
tion. The meeting participants
present decided to leave the pro-
posal up to individual members.
The proposed midwestern con-
ference on homosexuality has been
blocked by President Robben
Fleming's denial of University f a-
cilities for the conference, because
he did not consider the purpose of
the conference educational.
Late last term, the Office of
Student Services Policy B o a r d
called upon the Regents not to
make educational value a criter-
ion for determining whether to
allow University facilities to be
used by organizations.
That viewpoint will be present-a
ed to the Regents by Vice Presi-
dent for Student Services Robert
Knauss at one of their next two
Several participants in the
meeting suggested that the pro-
posed conference be made na-
tinno *.o thar 4than iit f mri,cnt_

cording to one participant, the
Eastern Michigan University ad-

According to state laws and
the Ann Arbor City Charter,
the party must obtain a peti-
tion with signatures equaling
one per cent of the votes cast
for the most recent secretary
of state election. In addition,
the signatures must be col-
lected in each of ten counties
throughout the state.
It was announced at last night's
meeting that Dave Goldstein, the
party's legal advisor, had pro-
posed an amendment to the CityE
Charter which would make the
one per cent figure applicable only
to the voters in the last city elec-
tion, and would allow the signa-
tures to be obtained in Ann Arbor
The amendment will be intro-
duced at a meeting of City Coun-
cil before Feb. 5.
The participants in last night's
meeting broke up into several
workshops, which discussed pro-
grams for publicity, finance, re-
search on information to be used
in campaigns.

Bok reported
as new head
of arvard U.
Harvard Law School Dean Derek
Bok will be named president of
Harvard University, according to
a report yesterday in the Harvard
Independent, the university's stu-
dent newspaper. President Rob-
ben Fleming had been included
on a final list of candidates for
the job.
Although there has been no of-
ficial confirmation of the appoint-
ment, by either Bok or members
of the administration, a spokes-
man for the Independent s a i d
yesterday they had received "suf-
ficient confirmation from some-
one involved in the decision-mak-
ing process."


ministration would not allow GLF assure equal treatment of men and
to use its facilities until it be- women in recruitment, employ-
comes a student organization, mentand promotion practices.

which it cannot do because it has
thus far been unable to meet.
At the start of the meeting, the
activities of other chapters of the
GLF all over the country were dis-
cussed. Several members had visit-
ed cities in different parts of the
country over the winter vacation,
and briefed the members present
about collectives, community cen-l
ters and social actiivties of GLF
members in the other chapters.

Besides Newell, the commission
includes Gwendolyn Baker, an ed
school lecturer, Jean Campbell,'
director of the Center for the Con-
tinuing Education of Women,
history Prof. William Freehling,
Emily Gardner, a statistician in
the Office of Staff Benefits, and
Edward Hayes, manager of com-
pensation plans and personnel in-
formation systems.





Paul Brown: Cautious, moderate
-e Daily News Analysis
k ' The election of two Democratic regents
last November provoked much specula-
tion within the University community as
to whether the administration's stance
on campus issues would shift slightly
However, one of the two newly-elected
iegents, Paul Brown, has chosen-at least

James Waters:

S On
New approach.?
When James Waters took his oath of
office Jan. 1, he not inly became one
of the youngest men to hold the position
of regent at the University, but the second
black as well.
And Waters' background and political
beliefs seem to differ from those of past
"I never did agree with all this jive
opposing non-violent civil disobedience-

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