THE MICHIGAN DAILY
f hu:rsday, March 28, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Ehursday, March 28, 1974
Senate: oil companies
schemed to fix prices
AGAINST HRP PROPOSALS:
Council creates anti-rape unit
(Continued from Page 1) profits rose with prices.
prices and the higher dividends PIERCY OF EXXON of
Aramco paid its stockholders." "I can assure you that we1
Church asked Johnson whether will and incentive to kee:
he thought it normal for profits down and I think we did
to rise with oil prices. job until the oil producing
"Yes sir, I think that's normal. said we have had enough
I just don't see how you can avoid and we are going to go C
that," the Aramco official said. way."
SENATOR Edmund Muskie (D- "The world has a very
Maine) pointed out that until 1973, monetary situation and e:
"The major oil companies wanted prices today. Frankly I thi
to hold down imports of Arab oil." (the prices) are too high.
He said this had the effect of re- ( the oo ig
sridng onsrucionofdomestic;i know how the world is g
stricting construction of wriggle out of it," Piercy s,
"Without spare capacity as a
bargaining tool, you are helpless
to hold prices down under the pres- DeTOt
sure of the Arabs," Muskie sa d,
meaning that without reserves ofi
oil, the Arab embargo' took im-
Johnson agreed. "Today, I don't
think we have any major negotiat-' (Continued from Page 11
ing strength left, he said yester- ( f P i
day. suggests that the city se
daBut Muskie countered, saying the land use and planning prior
oil companies had no incentive to Burke has attacked what
keep prices down because their siders other "blight areas'
WHAT? ? NO
(Continued from Page 1)
(R-Third Ward) however, saw the
matter differently. "Our goal in
tonight's debate should be to ap-
prove a concept and make a com-
BUT COLBURN'S WORDS left
the HRP members unmoved., "I
find the Mayor's proposal quite un-
acceptable," concluded DeGrieck.
The proposal which passed last
night was the result of several'
weeks of intense lobbying by mem-
bers of the HRP, the Women's;
Crisis Center, and other concerned,
independent members of the com-
munity to have the city commit it-
self to a program to reduce the in-
cidence and treatment of rape.
On March 18 over 300 constitu-
ents jammed the Council cham-
bers to support an HRP anti-rape
proposal on the agenda, and the
council was impressed enough to
promise future action on the mat-
ter. A special session of Council
was set up with a public hearing
so citizens could express their
feelings on the subject.
IN THE MEANTIME, Murray
met with concerned individuals
and groups and tried to hammer
expects easy victory
ward, again hammering at sup- he claims.
posedly poor zoning and planning. Burke takes an official "no,
He urges temporary growth. re- stand" on the issue. Bertoia em-
straints and a general development phasizes a relationship between
plan to maintain the city's crime and laxity of marijuana,
"unique character." laws.
Refusing to consider "rich people "Since the liberalized pot laws,
and their shopping centers," HRP the city has become the soft under-
candidate Kevorkian, a director belly for crime," Bertoia claims.
of Gay Community Services, hopes He also firmly opposes rent con-
to address issues neglected by the trol, saying the proposal will pre-
other hopefuls. vent further housing construction..
Kevorkian supports 24-hour pub- Burke opposes the specific, HRP-
licly operated mass transit, the sponsored rent control measure,
five dollar marijuana fine ballot but supports the general principle.
proposal and the rent control bal THE CITY'S budget problems,
lot question. including a $1.2 million deficit, and'
fiscal policies have emerged as a
KEVORKIAN is the only one of key election issue in the Third
the candidates to support the dope Ward.
issue. "The government has no Bertoia blames the debt on
right to control people's behavior," Democrat - HRP mismanagement.
out a proposal which would be Since the public hearing 4d not
financially feasible. end until midnight, Council, 'd not
Monday night, council held its have time to debate and pass a
special session, but the public resolution, and last night's ses-
hearing, allegedly the reason for sion was authorized for additional
the meeting, was placed deep on consideration of the rape package.
the, agenda, following a working COUNCIL ALSO went on record
session with the city's Human last night urging rejection of the
Rights Commission and considera- two HRP ballot proposals, claim-
tion of seven other resolutions. ing that "rent controls, like all
BY THE TIME the public hear- wage and price controls, do not
ing had come up it was after 10:30 work," and that the $5 marijuana
p.m. and many of the women who fine would result in the city be-
had come to speak at the meet- coming the "drug center of the
ing had left. i Midwest."
votes in favor
By MIKE YELLIN They also voted to submit a let-
The Housing Unit Committee, a ter to the Regents urging that "the
policy making group headed by 'University recognize a clear res-
University Housing director John sponsibility to see that the ten-
Feldkamp, voted unanimously yes- ants of University owned and, oper-
terday to support the Human ated housing are provided; with
Rights Party's (HRP) rent control adequate and equitable services
proposal. from the city.
According to graduate student ACCORDING to Beck, this re-
Ron Beck, representative from the quest came in response to alleged
family housing group, the Commit- recent discrimination b2y the city
tee believes that passage of the against North Campus families.
proposal in Monday's city elections The families cite inadequate fire
will force the University to build prevention and the city's intention
more housing for students. to bus their children to schools
throughout the city in charging ne-
IN OTHER ACTION at yester- glect.
day's meeting, the committee de- The committee also expressed its
cided to submit a memo to the Of-, support for a move that would
fice of Student Services Policy designate 75 per cent, of Alice
Board and Secretary of the Uni- Lloyd's corridors for coed-living
versity requesting they inform next year.
Vice-President for Student Affairs It specifically approved a memo
Henry Johnson of the Committee's sent to Feldkamp by Lloyd's
"extreme dissatisfaction with his Housing Director Dick Munson that
attempt to strip the Committee of asserted, "Co-ed corridors both
its policy making authority, rele- have a high level of student sat-
gating it to mere advisory capac- isf action and exert a non-dis-
ity." 1criminatory and non-sexist values."
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