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Vol LXXXIII, No. 9 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 16, 1972 len Cents

Eight Pages

Regents

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One of the 'Marching, (Wo) men. of Michigan'

Prof named
affirmative
action chief
By MERYL GORDON
Political science Prof. Nel-
lie Varner yesterday was
named as the University's
first affirmative action direc-
tor.
Varner was among five women
recommended by a search com-
mittee composed of members of
the Commissions for Women and
Minority Groups. The announce-
ment was made by President Rob-
ben Fleming at yesterday's Re-
gents meeting.
"I know the job will be chal-
lenging," Varner said, "since it is
not easy to deal with institution-
alized 'systems' of hiring and pro-
motion that have the 'effect' of
excluding a disproportionate num-
ber of some groups, in this case,
women and minorities."
Varner will be responsible for
working with the Department of
Henth, Education and Welfare
(HEW) on the University's affirm-
ative action program, and further
defining the program so that it
complies with relevant laws and
regulations.
Two years ago, HEW chargedJ
that the University discriminated
on the basis of sex in its employ--
ment practices. Subsequently the
University submitted an affirm-
ative action plan, but it 'has not
yet been approved.
Varner will also act as the Uni-
versity's liaison to the Commis-
sions on Minority Groups and Wo-
men, to find out what they feel
the program needs.
According to Fleming, "She will
act with the authority of the Of-
fice of the President. And in the
implementation and review of theI
affirmative action programs, t1e
assistant to the vice president for=
academic affairs and the person-
nel director will be responsible to
her."

Varner
Board asks
5.5 per cent
salary hike
The Regents yesterday vot-
ed to request a limited 5.5 per
cent increase in fac-ulty sala-
ries from the State Legisla-
ture this year, despite a
strong recommendation by
the executive officers for a
7.5 per cent pay hike.
The board then added a request
for a 1.5 per cent increase in
fringe benefits, proposed by Pres-
ident Robben Fleming as a com-
promise to the original recom-
mendation.
The request for the pay increase
was part of the total appropriation
request for the 1973-74 fiscal year
approved by the Regents yester-
day.
While the exact size of the re-
quest has not been finalized, it
will call for an increase of at least
$21.3 million over current levels of
state funding.
The appropriations request also
calls for an additional $12.6 mil-
lion for revised instructional pro-
grams and $3.3 million to cover
inflationary increases. In addi-
tionarequest for $24 million for
capital outlay projects will be sub-
mitted to the state.
In an unusually lengthy public
debate, the Regents expressed the
view that the Phase II guidelines,
which call for maximum salary
increases of no more than 5.5 per
cent, should be followed by the
University. Only Regent James
Waters (D-Muskegon) v o t e d
against the figure.
Regent William Cudlip (R-De-
military troit), noted that the state appro-
disparag- priations request should be "rea-
listic and reasonable in terms of
what the Legislature could be ex-
econciling pectedto allocate."
upposedly He added, "I don't believe in
pons and going to Lansing with unreason-
able requests with the intentions
73 to 5of bargaining."
But Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs Allan Smith coun-
said Sen. tered that the pay increase was
s of the reasonable. He claimed new Phase
II guidelines may be in effect by
war-end- the time the Legislature considers
et. the request next spring.
See REGENTS, Page 8

Women
By JAN BENEDETTI
The raucous strains of "The Stripper"
blare sover the loudspeaker.
While the band forms a skirt's outline,
the announcer says, "all those in favor of
raising the 1972 skirt length higher, say
aye."
The outlined skirt hem moves further
up the outlined legs, until the announcer
interrupts, in a falsetto voice, "Wait just
a minute. There'll be no exploitation of
sex on the football field. Let's lower that
skirt, boys."
When the University Marching Band
performs this half-time show today, it
will mark the opening of the ranks of
the "Marching Men of Michigan" to wo-
men.
And though Director of Bands George
Cavender still refers to the band mem-
bers in practice as "gentlemen," the wo-
men seem to be adjusting to their new
role.
"I joined the band because it's a great
organization and because 1 like to
march," says one woman member.
"We're treated just like everyone else."
However, another woman disagrees.
"It seemed like Cavender' didn't want us
in the band. He has been giving some

take

the

field

girls .a rough time, he makes a special
point of yelling at some of the girls in
front of everyone."
A male adds, "Cavender definitely did
not want the girls in the band, but now
that they're in he's trying to make the
best of it."
Cavender himself refused to speak to
reporters yesterday. According to several
band members, the director told them he
wanted no publicity until after today's
game. "He says he wants to give the
women a chance to prove themselves,"
one member explains.
Though the band's no-women restric-
tion was removed in July, 1971, there
were no women in the band last year.
The School of Music catalog still states
that the band is open to "qualified men."
A wording change to include women has
never been made.
School of Music Dean Allen Britton said
this summer the omission was "a pure
slip up. It never occured to us that any-
one read the catalog."
Summer orientation leaders this year,
however, encouraged entering freshmen
women to audition for the marching band.
"In my group, we gave a big rap en-
couraging women to try out, says Mary
Griffin, an orientation leader. "It was
pretty common among the rest of the

leaders too. All the women that we knew
who tried out were accepted."
An orientation leaflet sent to incoming
freshmen also listed the audition times.
Many of last year's male band mem-
bers doubted the ability of women to
"keep up" with the marching.
As one said, "A girl would just never
make it. They'd never be able to lift
their legs as high as we do for any
period of time."
"On the first day of practice," he
added, "the guys couldn't even take it.
Four guys threw up right there on the
field."
This year, a vestige of disapproval of
the break with "tradition" still lingers in
the minds of some male members. "It
just seems that things are not the same."
says one male.
But the performance of the women
this year seems to have changed many
opinions.
"It doesn't make any difference hav-
ing women in the band," says one mem-
ber. "They're bdtter than a lot of the
guys."
And another adds, "Everyone watches
the girls in formation to see if they keep
up with the rest."
"They do."

Prof. arner

END-THE-WAR DEBA TE:

Senate passes arm
procurement fund
WASHINGTON {P) - The Senate passed a $20.9.billion
procurement authorization yesterday after some floor debate
ing the loss of an end-the-war provision.
The compromise version arrived at by conferees r
different House and Senate versions determines how much s
may be appropriated for research, development, new wea
equipment.
Since the House acted Wednesday, the Senate vote of
sent the bill on for the President's signature.

Members of the Commissions on
Minority Groups and Women yes-
terday expressed satisfaction with
Varner's appointment.
Education Prof. Laura Williams,
a member of the search commit-
tee and the Commission for Wo-
men said, "It seemed to me that
she was a person who combined
knowledge of the political system
-which a person in this position
needs to know - and a person who
we seemed to feel could handle
herself under situations of pres-
sure."
"She's also dedicated to foster-
ing change for minorities and wo-
men, and she combines represen-
tation of both in her own person,"
Williams added.

"I am reluctant not to oppose" the conference report,
Alan Cranston, (D.Calif.), but "I recognize the weaknes
Senate's position against the House position."
The House had no end-the-war provision and defeated a
ing rider to another bill as the procurement conferees m

.GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION:
Seven indicted in

Watergate case

WASHINGTON (,P"-A federal
grand jury yesterday indicted
seven men, including a former
White House consultant and two!
recent employes of the Committee
for the Re-election of the President,
on charges of breaking into the
Democratic National Headquarters
to steal documents and plant bug-:
ging devices.
The eight-count indictment, re-
turned in U.S. District Court here
came almost three months after
five of the men were arrested
June 17 at a break-in of the Demo-
cratic headquarters in the Water-
gate office building.
"We have no evidence that any
others should be charged," said'

John Hushen, spokesman for the
Justice Department.
Named as defendants were Gor-
don Liddy, former counsel for the
Committee for the Re-election of
the President and before that a
White House aide; Howart Hunt,
a former White House consultant
and described as a friend of Liddy;

zalez, a Miami locksmith also de-
scribed as an associate of Barker.
Of the seven men involved, onlyl
Liddy and Hunt were not arrested
at the scene of the break-in.
Subsequent disclosures have in-
dicated that Hunt and Liddy were
elsewhere in the Watergate com-1
Alex. The pair reportedly dashed

James McCord Jr., former CIA to-a motel acrossthe street and Y
employe and security coordinator cleared out monitoring equipment
for the Nixon campaign committee, which was being used in connec-
and Bernard Barker, president of tion with electronic surveillance of
a Miami real estate firm known the Democratic headquarters.

gain information from the head- Public health Prof Shirley Pike,
quarters. It said the defendants b health oSisiken
placed wiretaps and electronic sur- a member of the Commission on
veillance devices to monitor both Minorities, c mme nted, "I'm
telephone and oral communica- pleased. I think she has the ability
tions. The conversations were to do a good job."
transmitted to a room in the Varner has been a faculty mem-
Howard Johnson Motor Lodge ber since 1968. Before assuming
across the street from the Water- full-time teaching responsibilities,
gate, it said. she served for three years as a
Maximum penalties for the special assistant to the dean of
counts range from five years im- the literary college. In that posi-
prisonment and $10,000 fine to 15 tion she helped develop a full cur-
years imprisonment. riculum in Afro-American studies.
She also has served on the State
Thetr al wou indst icatCo tules Board of Education Advisory Coun-
hee triswouldstart.nCourthrulescil on Title IV of the 1964 Civil
here say it should begin within 60 Rights Act, which was designed ,to
days--which would be just after help local school districts in de-
the presidential election. segregation efforts.

Otherwise, the bill was notable
for eliminating for a year, at least,
a start on a second * Safeguard'
antimissile defense network. This
would have been to protect Wash-
ington as allowed under the Mos-
cow treaty.
Administration requests for a
start on a new submarine-launched
missile, a speedup in the Trident
sub program, continuing the B1
bomber, and a fourth nuclear-pow-
ered aircraft carrier were all ap-
proved.
Meanwhile, the House has pas-
sed the actual appropriations em-
bracing the procurement bill and
other armed services costs. The
total for this, which excludes ano-
ther $2.5 billion for military con-
struction, is $74.6 billion.
The House bill included a con-
troversial appropriation to e n d
KP and clean-up duties in the arm-
ed forces. Opponents of the mea-
sure said it would cost $275 mil-
lion.
Voting against the authorization
bill were Sens.eWilliam Fulbright
(D-Ark.), Mike Mansfield (D-
Mont.), Mike Gravel (D-Alaska),
Harold Hughes (D-Iowa), and Fred
Harris (D-Okla.).
TROTTER HOUSE

Ypsilanti suit calls for
dorm voter registration

By CINDY HILL
Thomas Purmont, president of
the Eastern Michigan University
(EMU) student body, yesterday
filed suit against Ypsilanti City
Clerk James Ashby to claim
equal access to door-to-door voter
registration privileges for dormi-
tory residents.
The suit, filed in the Washte-
nam County Court by Ann Arbor
attorney Perry Bullard, also
names EMU students James
Kerr and Steven Scovel as plain-
tiffs.
The suit calls for a court order
directing Ashby to authorize vol-
unteer assistant registrars to
renew door-to-door voter regis-
tration in the dormitories, as well
as throughout the rest of the city,
until the Oct. 6 deadline for voter
registration for the November
elections.
P u r m o n t, representing the
Ypsilanti students, claims Ash-

by's failure to authorize door-to-
door registration w i t h i n the
dormitories during a month-long
voter registration drive was
"certainly unequal."
The drive was held from Aug.
9 to Sept. 9, when most EMU stu-
dents were not attending the uni-
versity.
Purmont said that Ypsilanti
city government "has gone into
door - to - door registration quite
blindly."
"They should have looked at
this more objectively and pro-
jected what would happen," he
said. "This was not an equal ap-
plication of the law."
Ashby, responding to the suit,
explained that a Dec. 1 deadline
for the re-organization of pre-
cincts under a new city charter
has put "a lot of workload" on
his staff, making a more exten-
sive voter registration drive for
See SUIT, Page 8

as Barker Associates.
The 9thers were Eugenio Mar-
tinez, an employe of Barker's firm;
Frank Sturgis, described as an as-
sociate of Barker, and Virgilio Gon-I

Barker's name also has surfaced
in connection with the alleged de-'
posit of $114,000 of checks intended
for Nixon's campaign .fund into
his bank account. A Justice De-!
partment spokesman said the cam-
paign fund is being reviewed by
a separate branch of the Justice
Department which was not directly
involved in investigating the Water-
gate break-in.

Reports say Citadel

ret ake ;7 . V ie l In Miami Friday, Barker pleaded
innocent to fraudulently notarizing
a $25,000 Republican campaign
SAIGON (Am)-South Vietnamese that marines held about half the check when he had difficulty cash-
marines seized control of the Cita- Citadel and were slowly killing the ing it.
del and the rest of the provincial last of a North Vietnamese gar- The White House refused com-
capital of Quang Tri for the second I rison that seemed determined to ment on the Watergate indictments
time this week, U.S. officers re- fight to the death. but leading Republicans issued
ported yesterday. U.S. officers noted that while statements afterward. Clark Mac-
The Viet Cong claimed, however, typhoon weather would hamper air Gregor, Nixon's campaign director,
in a broadcast its forces still held support for the marines today, it and Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.),
the Citadel. also might deny escape to the national GOP chairman, demanded
Meanwhile, President Nixon's cornered communists or reinforce- apologies from Democrats for what
security adviser Henry Kissinger ment across the Thach Han River. they called "wild and slanderous"
held another secret meeting in It would make it more difficult for and "unfounded" a 11 e g at i o n s
,- . -, - , - ,-the Nort-h Vie tn m,,eto mn' . -.

Center works to

help

blacks adjust

By MARILYN RILEY
"Going to school involves more
than getting a piece of paper
that tells what books you've
read," says T. R. Harrison, re-
cently appointed director of Trot-
ter House, the University's black
student center.
For the black student who is
new to the University, going to
school may involve a "cultural
..bnnlr 11nrrnrdinn *nto nrricnn

ing," he said.
As director of the new Trotter
House at 1443 Washtenaw, Har-
rison hopes to "coordinate all the
resources and, services, we have
in all parts of the University" in
order to establish a centralized
aid center for blacks.
Trotter House would be such a
place since it would contain
satellite offices of all the organi-
zations involved in black student

ing black student is the "discom-
fort he experiences in the dorm,"
where he is surrounded by peo-
ple with different backgrounds
and interests, who may not un-
derstand his special financial or
social problems.
Trotter House provides the
needed space and relaxed atmos-
phere where the black student
can talk to others about any per-
sonal, academic, or social prob-

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