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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 120

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 22, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages



Sex and the la
Some 150-200 law students gathered outside the
Law Quad's faculty lounge yesterday in a demon-
stration against alleged sexism in the classroom.
As three women presented a list of complaints to
the faculty ensconced within, the demonstrators
lounged in the hall, and waved signs at embar-
rassed teachers entering the lounge. One male
student sported a sign that read, "I upped my
consciousness-up yours," and someone had taped
a "Men only" card to the lounge door. Although
the mood of the protest remained tranquil, one
woman commented with a wry smile, "This is
probably the culmination of a lot of disgust."
i t
Stops in jeopardy
Ann Arborites are raising objections to the city's
plans to set up nine new bus stops. The Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority (AATA) has been ques-
tioning residents within proposed city bus transfer
areas, and AATA has discovered that two spots
in particular annoy the city's residents, so they
may be changed. One is a triangular plot of land
on Baldwin Place between Cambridge and Wash-
tenaw, while the second site under review is lo-
cated on Wall St. near Broadway. Residents say
their major objection to the proposed bus transfer
sites is that several vehicles will be pulling up
near private homes two or three times an hour.
Publwc feedback has been strongly negative, but
AATA will still have the final say in the matter.
Math make-ups
All students in mathematics 105, 112, 114, 115,
116, 117 and 215 should note that all midterms are
postponed until further notice. As reported earlier
this week, the math department plans to institute
emergency large lectures to cover some elemen-
tary classes which are not meeting due to the
current GEO strike. Although these lectures are
not to be construed as replacement for regular
classes, they are intended to help students sup-
porting the strike until it is over. A partial sched-
ule is as follows: *Math 105, 9:00 T, W, Th, F, P.
James, 4004 Angell Hall; *Math 112, 12:00 M, T,
W. F, Montgomtry, 3201 Angell Hall; *M4ath 114,
12:00 M, T, Th, F, Gerber, 433 P. A.
Regental privileges
Four of Michigan State University's Board of
Trustees say they intend to continue using state-
owned luxury cars despite legislative pressure to
end the practice. Half the board members say they
need to be driven in Oldsmobile Delta 88 cars
because it is less expensive for the university to
provide cars than reimburse them for driving their
own vehicles. However, legislators in the House
appropriations subcommittee on higher education
sent a letter to the trustees saying the use of state-
owned cars by board members "is an expense that
cannot be condoned in the face of the state's finan-
cial uncertainty."
.are many and meaty today, startng with a
workshop on "Women and Health" from 12:30 to
6 p.m. at the School of Public Health. The work-
shop, sponsored by the Ann Arbor Health Care
Collective, will feature a film, "Taking Back Our
Bodies," and child care will be provided. . . . If
you are a female, divorced, separated, or the
single head of a household, you may want to check
out an all-day information program on the re-
sources of Ann Arbor, sponsored by the Center for
Continuing Education of Women. That will be from
9:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. at St. Andrews Church, 306
N. Division. . . . At 1:30 p.m. a documentary on
"The Great Ururu (Freedom) Railway" between
Tanzania and Zambia will be shown at Aud. A,
Angell Hall. The program is sponsored by the
China Study Club and all proceeds will go to the
African Famine Relief Fund . . . Evening events
feature a live performance by ten composers and
musicians from the School of Music who will do
a piece of music composed largely by the listen-
ing audience of WDET-FM (101.9 in Detroit) at

8 p.m. . . .At 8:30 the University Musical Society
will be presenting Chau, the masked dance of
Bengal, in Rackham Aud. Tickets are available in
Burton Tower. . . . The Yaveh Hebrew House and
Hillel will-sponsor a Purim party at 9 p.m. at 800
Lincoln St. . . . And if you still haven't seen some-
thing that catches your imagination, you could
try an exhibition by professional Japanese Go
players at 2:00 p.m. in David's Books on E.
On the inside ...
... Sports Page features a report by Leba Hertz
on last night's hockey game with Denver . . .
Steve Selbst reviews the Harkness ballet on Arts
Page . . . and Edit Page features a story on the
case of Joanne Little by Wendy Wells.
On the outside...
Is it spring yet? A good cold front will be coming
through tonight bringing our weather back to
reality. Meanwhile balmy conditions will exist as
tropical air competes for domination over our

Sirica sentences
Regents freeze
housing rates
The University Board of Regents yesterday voted unanimous-
ly to freeze dormitory rates for the coming academic year.
The Regents were also presented with a set of five guide-{
lines designed to aid the University in dealing with an additional
two per cent cut in state appropriations.'
THE HOUSING vote came as a result of a motion introduced ,.
by Regent Lawrence Lindemer (R-Stockbridge), citing "eco-
nomic reasons" for the freeze. The motion was a compromise
between Housing Director John Feldkamp, who requested a three
per cent rate increase and the report of the Housing Rates Com-J
mittee, who recommended a 1.23 per cent decrease.
The recommended budget guidelines consist of five specific -


I Decson
rate cut
Yesterday's decision by the
Regents to freeze dormitory
rates at their 1974-75 level for
the upcoming academic year
marks the end of this year's
struggle between the Housing
Office and the Rate Study Com-
mittee (RSC) to set 1975-76
dorm costs.
The Housing Office had pro-
posed an approximate 3 per
cent increase in, the costs for
next year, while the RSC, a
student group headed by Pilot
Program Director Richard Mun-
son, pushed for a 1.23 per cent
slash in dorm rates.
HOUSING Director John Feld-
kamp's plan would have added
about $40 to the cost of a dormi-
tory double, now $1401.75. Under
the RSC recommendation, the
rate for a double would have
dropped by $17.25.
The unanimous decision fol-
lowed statements by Regents
Lawrence Lindemer and
Thomas Roach. Lindemer (R-
Stockbridge) moved to lerep
housing costs at their current
level. "I think this move is
justified at this time because of
the economic conditions that
are prevalent," he remarked.
He added, "We should do this
for a period not exceeding one
year. If anyone should, assume
from this we have reached a
plateau on rates, they are mis-
STUDENT services will rot
be adversely affected by the
Regents' ruling. The Housing
Office normally relies cn the
General Student Residence Re-
serves (GSRR) to deal with
dorm repairs and maintenance.
GSRR receivees funding from
housing monies. Yesterday's de-
cision means that the re3erves
next year will receive moley
less than previously projected.
Roach (D-Grosse Pointe) re-
See DORM, Page 2

proposals for saving an esti-
mated $1.9 million, to be cut
from fiscal year 1974-75.
They were presented to the
Regents by Chief Financial Of-
ficer Wilbur Pierpont, who said
the administration hoped "to
achieve the present required
saving with minimum interrup-
tion to the existing educational
programs and without the ne-
cessity for any layoffs."
Acting Dean Billy Frye echoed
Pierpont last night saying, "As
far as I know, there won't be
any personnel layoffs." He also
said "what I said about Pilot
still holds," referring to a
statement earlier this week
confirming that the Pilot Pro-
gram would not be eliminated.
The five proposed guidelines
include: a hiring freeze, a
freeze on construction financed
from the general fund, a freeze
on equipment purchases, a
stringent review by each de-
ment of its expenses charge
partment of its e x p e n s e s
chargeable to the general fund
and a deferment of "selected
expenditures in non-instruction-
al activities such as research
and housing."
Pierpont would not specify
any of the actual cuts to be
made and declined comment
See REGENTS, Page 2

aides to
-Three of former Presi-
dent Nixon's closest and
most powerful political and
administration aides were
sentenced yesterday
to spend at least two and
one half years in prison
for the Watergate cover-up
John Mitchell, H. R.
"Bob" Haldeman and John
Ehrlichman stood impas-
sively as their identical
21/2 to 8 year jail terms
were imposed by U. S. Dis-
trict Judge John Sirica.
defendant also convicted in the
three-month long cover-up trial,
received a 10-month to three-
year prison sentence.
Appeals to higher courts are
planned by all four men, who
remain free under no bond. Ap-
peals are likely to take two
Ehrlichman, a former White
house domestic affairs adviser,
had asked Sirica that he be al-
lowed to do legal work with
Pueblo Indians in New Mexico
rather than go to jail.
"THIS MAY be the perfect
occasion for just such a non-
prison sentence," Ehrlichman's
lawyer Ira Lowe argued, but
Sirica ignored the suggested
novel punishment.
Lowe, who had not repre-
sented Ehrlichman, a former
Seattle land use attorney be-
fore, said that if Sirica allowed
the alternative sentence it
could mark "the end- of the
prison system as we know it."
The sentencing procedure
took 45 minutes, much of it de-
voted to Lowe's appeal to Siri-
ca. As Lowe spoke, Mitchell, a
former attorney general, looked
at the ceiling.
MITCHELL SAID later of the
sentence, "It could have been
a hell of a lot worse. He (Siri-
ca) could have sentenced me to
spend the rest of my life with
Martha Mitchell."
Mitchell's wife, Martha, is
currently suing him for separa-
tion in a New York court.
Sirica, credited with exposing
high-level involvement, began
the sentencing proceeding by
calling the convicted conspir-
ators and their lawyers to stand
before him in a semi-circle.
NONE OF the defendants and
only two of the lawyers made
appeals for leniency. Sirica had
solicited letters for that pur-
pose from the four dependants.
Haldeman's defense lawyer
John Wilson said, "I hope that
your honor considered that
whatever Bob Haldeman did,
he did not do for himself but
for the President of the United
Haldeman, Nixon's White
House chief of staff, "was
caught up in a political mael-
strom that engulfed a lot of
other good people," Wilson said.
See FORMER, Page 2

Daiv Photo by > v SVE KAGAN
ONE OF 700 SUPPORTERS of the GEO strike voices his protests at a rally in front of the Ad-
ministration Building yesterday. The figure for Fleming's sal :ry includes compensation and ex-
penses. Demonstrators condemned the University for failing to bargain in good faith.

State fact-finder to

review U',

GEO contract talks next


Negotiations between the Graduate Em-
ployes' Organization (GEO) and the Uni-
versity will enter yet another stage
Wednesday when the bargaining teams sub-
mit their positions in the dispute to the
examination of a state-appointed fact-find-
There was a misunderstanding between
the GEO and the University over whether
the process would begin Wednesday or
Thursday. GEO leaders had understood
after meeting in Detroit with the fact-
finder and representatives from the Uni-
versity yesterday that the sessions would
begin Wednesday, and were startled later
on to find that Thursday was the appointed
IN THE day-to-day atmosphere of nego-
tiations during a strike, this point is im-
portant. The University appears more anx-
ious to start fact-finding, while the GEO

feels the process will not result in their
favor and would rather have another day
of regular bargaining in which to try for
a settlement.
A fact-finder, while not actually "a state
employe, is appointed by the Michigan
Employment Relations Commission (ME-
RC). His or her role in deadlocked nego-
tiations is to hear the positions of both
sides, consider the merits and feasibility of
those positions, and make a recommenda-
tion for a settlement. The fact-finder dif-
fers from a binding arbitrator in that his
recommendation is not legally binding.
The GEO is bitter over the choice of
the fact-finder, Patrick McDonald. Mc-
Donald is a Detroit attorney and arbitra-
tor and serves as vice-president of the De-
troit School Board. He has also represented
management in labor disputes.
GEO LEADERS claim that McDonald's
background in management will sway his
recommendations in favor of the Univer-

University negotiators had also voiced
hesitation about the fact finder. However,
William Lemmer expressed a different
view yesterday after meeting with McDon-
aId and the GEO.
IT'S NO sense in delaying the fact-find-
irg any more when it becomes obvious that
you're not going to settle (in normal bar-
gaining,)" Lemmer said. "Now that doesn't
mean that you can't settle," he added, stat-
ing that the University is prepared to
meet with the GEO before the hearing be-
The fact-finding was actually opened yes-
terday, though McDonald only told the bar-
gaining teams how he wanted them to pro-
ceed and adjourned the hearing until
The GEO asked that bargaining continue
last night after the hearing in Detroit, but
the University declined. Another session is
scheduled for this morning.

Hudson's sale
enrages group
A local animal-protection society took to the air yesterd

day in

an imaginative protest against a fur sale at the

Briarwood Hud-

Fun and
frolic a
a pretty face
A pony tail a hangin down
a wiggle and a walk,
giggle and a talk-}S
oh baby that'sawhat 1Ilike."
"Well boys and girls, this is
brought to you by Stridex Medi-
cated Pads and Brylcream, aa
little dab'l do ya," shouts WRCN
MC Paul Smith, "and now, herea
they are, Frankie and the Fire-
balls and' Kiss-Me-Kate and theF.u

The Fund For Animals, Inc. hired a helicopter to circle over
the store for two brief periods, with a long, red banner behind
it reading "Real People Wear Fake Fur!" The international
group, which has a Michigan chapter based in Ann Arbor, was
protesting the steel leghold traps used to catch animals for fur
ALTHIOUGH THE group's ground-level activities involved only
limited leaflet distribution, they apparently succeeded in frighten-
ing local Hudson's officials to the point that they ejected a
reporter from their premises.

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