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Saturday, November 7, 1970


Page Seven

Saturday, November 7, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Meeting a




Grievance advocate
to handle complaints

(Continued from Page 2)
sloughed off McGinniss. "N o .
We don't have that much power.
I'm not saying that we don't
have power. All I'm saying is
that it's less than what Mc-
Ginniss indicat-s. Good book,
though, especially if you've been
through it. Lot of truth in it."
He had a breathing spell so he
sat on the edge of the table and
relaxed. Pigeon Kicker was his
first film, and he said he learn-
ed a hell of a lot about making
movies. This publicity stuff was
the part he liked the least -
eight cities in eight days, inter-
view after interview after inter-


,view. "My next film, I'm look-
ing forward to that. A Load of
Maltese Moonshine. It's about
some people who try to smug-
gle birth control pills into Cath-
olic Malta. A comedy like The
League of Gentlemen. Then I'll
be working of the movie of
David Halberstam's novel, One
Very ,Hot Day. I'm trying to
get Halberstam and James Jones
to write the screenplay. It will
be my answer to The Green
Max Gurman interrupted.
There was a disk jockey, Beas-
ley or something like that, who
wanted an interview. W i l s o n
slid off the table and grimaced.
"OK. Sure." The men from
WAAM and WPAG reappeared
with their interviewers. T h e s e
two characters, one an uneasy
man in a green irridescent suit
and the other a garrplous fellow
with a large gold ring, came to
eat the lunch. Then they duck-
ed out and brought in two rath-
er distraught looking "voices"
to do the work. Pretty clever.
The. executives gulp the filets
while the other schlmiels-t h e
guy from WAAM actually had
on a WAAM blazer - do the in-
With the interviews on the
spools=' and pads, people filed
out. I just sat there. Needless to
say, I'm not often invited to
these things, so when I am in-
vited it warms the cockles of
my heart. After meeting these
For the Student Body:
* EVI'S'
State Street at Liberty

people, after talking with them,
after eating their food, I al-
most felt obligated to give the
film a good review and lure, all
of you rascals out there into the
State Theater. I mean, I like
these people and I really do
want to see their film do well.
Will I sell out?
Well, not all the way at any
rate. The Sidelong Glances of
a Pigeon Kicker isn't a very
good film. It is clever at times,
and Bob Walden has an inno-
cence that can make you over-
look some of the movie's faults.
But it suffers from a fatal
malady: It doesn't seem to know
where it's going narratively or
thematically. It's one of those
pictures that hopes its exist-
ence will create its essence, and
we all know that doesn't happen
unless the filmmaker's name is
Antonioni, and the viewer feels
compelled to find a message or
at least . to fabricate one, at
peril of losing his intellectual
credentials. New York City,
though, ain't Rome, and direct-
or John Dexter ain't Antonioni.
The film follows the exploits
of Jonathan, a twenty f o u r
year-old Princeton graduate
who has come to New York to
find himself. He drives a cab
and says some witty things
and is afraid of marriage and
goes to wild fag parties and has
a friend named Winslow who
wears a motorcycle helmet even
though he doesn't have a motor-
cycle, and he meets a girl named
Jennifer, who has also come to
New York to find herself. Only.
somewhere along the way, some-
where between driving his cab
into the Hudson and lying in
the hospital, Jonathan discov-
ers that .. . he's like a pigeon. I

guess. Jennifer says to him,
"It's reality Jonathan, that's
what gets you down." That may
be what gets Jonathan down,
but what gets me down is un-
reality, like driving your cab
into the Hudson or telling you
that it's reality that's getting
you down.
Jordon Christopher, who stars
as Jonathan, is the same young
man who, a few years back, wed
Richard Burton's ex, Sybil. As
an actor. Christopher isn't Bur-
ton (and I don't even like Bur-
ton). He's too stiff, too much the
cool stud of the American movie
tradition. Jill O'Hara, acclaimed
in Promisces, Promises,, is suffi-
ciently sweet and innocuous as
Jennifer. And the small bits by
Kate Reid and William Red-
field as Jonathan's parents have
their moments. But Christopher
is at the center of the film, and
he leaves a void.
There is also something to be
desired in the film's inconsist-
ency of tone. It shifts suddenly
from high to low gear, so that
what begins as basically a vehi-
cle for one-liners, some of which
are funny, ends up as a sad
story about alieated youth and
the struggle to stay unattached.
Tone, tough, is very fragile, and
the transition from comedy to
drama must be skillfully done.'
This is what Nichols relied on
allmost exclusively in Catch-22.
Pigeon Kicker shows what
Catch would have been had it
been welded together r a t h e r
sloppily. Let's face it, our emo-
tions just don't work like that.
So The Sidelong Glances of a
Pigeon Kicker comes off like a
lot of disconnected clips spliced
into a !movie. Not even a filet
mignon can change that.

(Continued from Page 1)
Adding that his office is not
designed to supplant the regular
channels for complaints-such as
contacting a department official-
Vandenberg says, "Only when
people reach the point that they
[feel they are not getting the
straight story do they come to'
Procedures for filing complaints
were drawn up by Vandenberg.
The complainant first has an in-
terview with the gr;tevance officer,
then Vandenberg notifies the head
of the department involved in the
complaint. The department head
has 10 days to reply to the charge.
The grievance officer then in-
vestigates the case.
After investigation, a prelimin-
ary report is sent both to the city
administrator and the department
head who has another 10 days to
Hunter hits
city report
(Cont inued from Page 1)
officer has established a question-
able performance pattern in relat-
ing to black citizens."
Hunter had participated in a
three-man investigation of the
incident which released its report,
last August. On the basis of this
report, Harris had asked that the
case be turned over to the county
prosecutor for possible criminal
prosecution against the officer.
The Police Department had dis-
ciplined the officer earlier by
placing a written reprimand in'
his file which, according to police
officials. will be considered when
the officer is reviewed for a job'

respond. A final- report is then
made public and sent to the city
government. Thy' report contains
the facts and findings of the case
plus recommendations from the
grievance officer.
Past recommendations have in-
cluded improving police training
to increase police sensitivity to
citizens, and improving proce-
dures for informing victims of
offenses about the disposition of
their cafes.
During the investigation, no in-
formation is made public until the
final report is released. All per-
sonal names are omitted in that
Nine reports have been sub-
mitted so far, Vandenberg says.
The complaina'nts have represent-
ed a cross section of the city pop-
ulation-two-thirds of the com-
plaints coming from white nnd
one-third from blacks.
Vandenberg also estimates one-
fourth to one-third are middle
and upper income citizens and
two-thirds to three-fourths :are
lower income citizens.
In order to "insure objectivity."
Vandenberg has kept his office
independent from the city gov-
ernment. Although he holds a
contract with the city, he is not
a city employe.
Nevertheless, Vandenberg says
he has received full cooperation{
from the city and has been given
all the information he has re-

-Associated Press.
Arab arrested
Israeli police arrest an Arab suspect in Tel Aviv yesterday
after several bombs ripped through a Tel Aviv bus station, killing
one person and injuring others.
Mrs S.is 'fantastic'

(Continued from Page 1)
Work on the bookstore, s h e
notes, began in 1964. Other areas
in which SGC works for students,

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Meanwhile. Larcom, at the population.
mayor's request, undertook a re- Stuart Baggaley, a senior ad-
investigation of the incident which ministrative assistant at the cen-
resulted in last week's report. ter, said of the suspension, "There
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Commenting on the possible ef-
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The center is "extremely busy
in other activities," he added, and
stated that if the program is
blocked "we won't suffer that

adds Mrs. S., include the Legal Aid
service, and housing.
Mrs. S. is quick to emphasize
that she serves Council members
as a friend and not as a mother-
image. She feels that her opinions
about students differ from those
of most people her age because of
her working with SGC.
"The length of their hair or
the way they dress means noth-
ing to me. I like them as the per-
sons they are," Mrs. S. says. "I've
worked with so many students
from the most radical to the most
De Grieck says that when can-
didates were being sought for the
Office of Student Services (OSS)
vice presidency Mrs. S. was in-
vited to apply, but she said that
she did not want to be any closer
to the administration than she al-
ready was.
One of Mrs. S.'s greatest assets,
according to De Grieck, is her
"phenomenal knowledge of the
University. Mrs. S. really does
provide Council's continuity," he

Mrs. S. explains that if she
didn't like working with SGC .she
would not have kept her job so
Working with SGC, she adds, is
"extremely helpful in understand-
ing the changing times. It's really
an education."
Council members find Mrs. S.
a bit unusual for an older person.
She explains that when she w as&
hired OSS specifically sought an.
older person, and the students
were astounded at the first meet-
ing to find a gray-haired secre-
Now, seven years later, if you
ask Mrs. S. how she likes her job,
you'll see her smile benignly and
say, "I dearly love it," and if you
ask students what they think of
Mrs. S.. they'll say, "She's fan-
oss o ens
info service
(Continued from.Page 1)
scribing his work, said that day-
time requests generally concern
office locations, events a n d
teachers' phone numbers.
At night, he adds, calls are more
likely to concern counseling serv-
ices, drugs or 'depression'.
When someone calls who is de-
pressed, Partridge explains, "You
talk to them-an hour or two
hours and try to locate the per-
son's resources to help them solve
their problem."~
Along with the student coun-
selors, there are also 10 profes-
sionals from the OSS counseling
office and the counseling division
of the Bureau of, Psychological
Services who provide help.


Women from the 3rd Brigade
will/speak about Cuba


Why isn'ta big
company like General
doing more to clean u
the environment?

_ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _p

How much can one company do
to clean up the environment?
'Until the problems of pollution
are under control-until its effects
are reversed-no company can ever
be doing "enough."
What follows is a listing of
things General Electric is doing to
ease environmental problems.
Some are new. Some are as old as
twenty-five years.
Should we be doing more?
Yes, of course. Every company,
should. These are only a few of the
more important ones. But every day
sees us take more steps in many
more directions.
*'General Electric is working
toward a process that will use
bacteria to convert garbage into a
high-protein food for cattle. One
possible answer to the mounting
garbage problem.
.Modern, pollution-free mass transit
from General Electric is carrying
more and more commuters into cities
without their cars.
GE pioneered the development of
nuclear power plants. Ainuclear
plant makes electricity without
making smoke. While there is still

the problem of thermal effects, it's
being tackled on a site-by-site basis
and can be solved. But for now,
increasing demands for power can
be met without an increasing
output of air pollution.
' GE has developed a waste-
treatment unit to significantly
reduce the water pollution from
ships and boats.
We have been chosen by the
federal government to solve the
problem of jet-engine noise for the
aviation industry. Our present jet is
already quieter than those on the
passenger planes of the Sixties, and
yet it's nearly three times as powerful.
GE designed and built an
undersea habitat called "Tektite."
Several teams of scientists have lived
in the habitat while studying coral-
reef ecology and ocean pollution.
We're designing an earth-resources
satellite which will be used for a
worldwide survey of the oceans.
A first step toward the ultimate
control of water pollution.
Our newest jet airplane engine,
for the DC-10, is designed to be
smoke-free. Of course, there's more
to jet exhaust than just smoke. And
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the c
and t
that f

complete combustion of many
s of solid waste. Complete
bustion drastically reduces the
unt of leftover ash, as well as
ally eliminating air pollutants.
The problems of the environ-
t are many. And some of the
ions will be difficult and
y. But, as you can see, we're
king on them.
Why are we running this ad?
We're running this ad, and
rs like it,to tell you the things
eral Electric is doing about the
lems of man and his
ronment today.
The problems concern us
use they concern you. We're a
ness and you are potential
mers and employees.
But there's another, more
irtant reason. These problems
affect the future of this country
his planet. We have a stake in
future. As businessmen. And,

State at Huron and Washington
Dr Hoover Rupert, Minister
Bartlett Beavin, Campus Minister
R. Edward McCracken, Campus Minister
9:30 a m.-Family Worship. Sermon by Rev.
Fred B. Maitland, "Family Life in Brazil."
11:00 a.m.-Sermon by Dr. Hoover Rupert,
"Burning Questions: What Is Right?"
Sunday. Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. - Celebration,
Wesley Lounge; 6:15 p.m.-Dinner, Pine
Room; 7:00 p.m. - P r o gr a m, Wesley
Monday, Nov. 9, 12:00 noon - Luncheon
Discussion with Bart Beavin-"Christian-
ty and Foreign Policy," Pine Room.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 12:00 noon - Luncheon
Discussion with Bart Beavin-"Does the
Church Keep the Poor?," Pine Room.
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
Robert E. Sanders, John R. Waser,
Donald A. Drew, Brewster H. Gere
Worship at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sermon by
Mr. Sanders.

310 S. State St.
Phone 663-4314
Marlyn William White, Ministej
Ron Johnson, Associate Minister
11:00 a.m.-Sunday Service-Ron Johnson.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Study and Prover Class
-Mr. White
11:00 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday-Prayer
and Counseling, also, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
-Healing Service-Mrs. Mattern.
Center open Mon., Wed., and Fri., 11:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Center open at 6:30 p.m.
On the Campus-
Corner State and William Sts.
Rev. Terry N. Smith, Senior Minister
Rev. Ronald C. Phillips, Assistant


1833 Washtenaw Ave.
10:30 a m.-Worship Services, Sunday School
(2-20 years)..
8:00 a m.-Testimony Meeting.
Infants room available Sunday and Wednesday
Public Reading Room, 306 E. Liberty St. -
Mon., 10-9; Tues.-Sat., 10-5. Closed Sun-
days and Holidays.
"The Bible Speaks to You," Radio WAAM,
1600, Sunday, 8:45 a.m.
For transporf'otion call 662-0813.
(Corner of Forest and Washtenaw)
Minister: Rev. Donald Postema
10:00 a.m.-"Out of a Fish's Belly."
6:00 p.m.-"Another Chance."
7:15 p.m.-Discussion on "Homosexuality"
led by members of Gay Liberation and Rad-
ical Lesbians.
306 N. Division
8:00 a.m.-Holy Communion.
10:00 a.m.-Holy Communion.
7:00 p.m.-Evening Prayer.
(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
Alfred T. Scheios, Pastor
Sunday at 9:30 and at 11:00 a.m.-Worship

Worship Services at 9:30 and
"Five Ways to Manage
Terry N. Smith.

11:00 a.m. -
Trouble," Rev.

simply, as people.
We invite your comments.
Please write to General Electric,
570 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y.

423 S. Fourth Ave.
Telephone 665-6149
Ministers: T. L. Trost, Jr., R. E. Simonson
Worship Services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Church School at 9:00 a.m.





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