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SGC 1,4
At its inception last spring, campus
groups generally approved the idea of a
Student Government Council Legal Ad-
vocate to represent the University's
But with the likely approval of the
advocate's contract at tonight's SGC
meeting, serious questions concerning his
selection have been raised.
-The advocate, Tom Bentley, was
chosen from only three applicants after
a two-week advertising campaign in The
Daily. Public Interest Group in Michigan
(PIRGIM) which filled a similar posi-
tion, advertised in the Detroit Free Press,
New York Times, State Bar -Journal; and
Detroit Legal News;
-Bentley is receiving a salary of
$13,500 for his legal work (he is current-
ly working without a contract). The me-

dian income for a lawyer with similar
legal background in the city according
to the University's L e g a 1, Placement
Service is an estimated $11,000-12,000.
The PIRGIM lawyer is receiving $10,000;
-Bentley was chosen by an SGC
Search Committee whose legitimacy is
in serious question;
-Vic Gutman, former SGC elections
director, has been chosen as Bentley's
personal secretary, at a salary of $4,000
a year. By his own admisison, Gutman
has no legal training; and
-The advocate himself believes that
the present structure of the job may not
be most efficient.
The advertising issue has also pro-
duced some charges of discriminatory
hiring practices. Zena Zumeta, formerly
the University's women's representative,
said that the procedure was "not affirma-

tive action hiring."
"They did not interview any women
or blacks," she said. "Not many lawyers
I know read The Daily for jobs."
The procedure for hiring the Legal
Advocate was originally to have included
legal journals as well as local news-
papers. However, this p o 1 i c y was
SGC President Bill Jacobs feels that
the hiring practice was not discrimina-
tory despite the charges of Zumeta. He
said that the position of SGC Legal Ad-
vocate "is not bound by the Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare guide-
lines (intended to end discrimination)."
The selection committee for the Legal
Advocate has a very hazy history. Ac-
cording to SGC minutes, on June 19,
only two of the six member committee
attended the meeting. The following day,

an SGC meeting without a quorum and
acting unofficially voted to reduce the
quorum of the search committee to two
This was done over the objections of
SGC member Michael Davis who stated
that to do so was contrary to parhia-
mentary rules and therefore illegal.
On Aug. 24, SGC conducted a mail
vote to approve the choice of the search
committee. A mail vote, according to
parliamentary rules, eliminates debate
on the issue. The choice, Tom Bentley,
was approved. The vote was seven in
favor and five absentions.
Then, on Sept. 7, Council refused to
ratify the vote of June 20 to reduce the
quorum of the search committee. The
search committee, in effect, when oper-
ating with two members, was acting

Jacobs says he finds nothing wrong
with the way the committee meetings
were held. As with most committees of
SGC there are no minutes, because they
are held "informally." Only Jacobs and
John Koza-who was not a member of
Council-interviewed the candidates.
"We called all the members and told
them that we had decided on Bentley,"
he said. "We asked them would they like
to go with Tom, and they agreed."
But Bill Dobbs, a member of the com-
mittee, said that he was never con-
tacted. "I think the selection of the
Legal Advocate was highly improper."
Even Curt Steinhauer, who defends the
action of the committee, says that it
worked "haphazardly." "Possibly things
weren't done in a run-of-the-mill commit-
tee matter," he said. "But we wanted
See SGC, Page 8

Doily Photo by DENNY GAINER
Tom Bentley (left) and Bill Jacobs

See Editorial Page



See today ... for details

Vol. LXXXIII, No. 69 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 30, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

if you see news happen call 76-DAILY
Local dope note
According to city police sources, if your stash has been
ripped and you want to report the robbery to the cops, you prob-
ably won't be prosecuted for breaking dope statutes. The police
added that if, for example, some gun-wielding crook absconded
with your last pound of good Jamaican weed and two paper
clips, the thief could be charged with armed robbery for steal-
ing the paper clips - but not for the dope alone. However, City
Attorney Jerold Lax said last night that no firm policy has
been established, and that anyone reporting a dope theft runs
the risk of being charged for possession; so there still exists a
chance of being busted. In any event, no stolen dope found by
the police will be returned to its rightful owners.
Coming soonj
Summer of 42 is coming to Ann Arbor but not on the silver
screen. It's the name of a new restaurant opening in the build-
ing that once housed the infamous PJ's. According to owner
Dick Combs, Summer of 42 will be a combination ice cream
parlor and delicatessen. Combs has slated the opening for two
weeks from today. Watch for it.
Happenings . .
Slim pickings on today's happenings-perhaps it's just too
close to the end of the term. Food and politics mix at a Jamaican
dinner at the Ecumenical Campus Center, 921 Church, 6:30j
p.m. this evening. For a $1 donation, you can eat and discuss
politics in Jamaica today . . . The Human Rights Party is plan-
ning for the next election, and will hold an open meeting to dis-
cuss February's City Council primary, 7:30 p.m., at their 304
S. Thayer St. office. Two hours earlier, the HRP women's caucus
will meet, at the same place . . . Meanwhile, on the League's
second floor, the First Annual Conference on Collective Negotia-
tions in Education goes on, all day.
Japanese plane crash
Four Americans were among the 60 passengers killed in the
crash of a Japan Air Lines (JAL) plane Tuesday night, some
25 miles northwest of Moscow. Most of the 15 survivors prob-
ably owe their lives to the fact they were occupying first-class
seats near the front of the plane, according to an airline spokes-
person yesterday. Asked about possible causes of the disaster,
a senior JAL official said "It is absolutely impossible to tell
at this stage." However, Eldridge Brook Smith, a survivor from
New Zaland, told a Japanese diplomat he saw a starboard en-*
gine on fire before the plane hit the ground. The plane's 35-year-
old pilot, a veteran of more than 5,000 flight hours, died in the
crash. It was the second major plane crash near Moscow in
six weeks.
Berrigan on parole
WASHINGTON-Father Philip Berrigan, serving a six-year
sentence for damaging draft board records in Baltimore in 1967,
was granted parole by the U.S. Parole Board effective Dec. 20,
the board announced yesterday. The 49-year-old Jesuit priest has
also been serving concurrent terms for mutilation and destruc-
tion of draft records at the Catonsville, Md. selective service
office, and for smuggling letters out of the Federal Penitentiary
at Lewisburg, Pa. Father Berrigan's brother, Rev. Daniel Ber-
rigan, also convicted in the Catonsville case, was paroled earlier
this year. Both entered jail in 1968.
National dope note
Conservative columnist William Buckley is half-way there!
He said Tuesday that criminal penalties for use of marijuana
should be dropped. However, he also said laws against trafficking
in marijuana should not be eliminated, thereby advocating the
classic use-and-possess-it-b' t-don't-buy-or-sell-it Catch 22. Buck-
ley's position is a reversal from last spring, when he testified
against changing federal laws against marijuana use, at which
time, he says, "the evidence was not all in." Buckley's even put
his new views into print - the current issue of the National
Review, which he edits, features a cover article entitled "The
Time Has Come to Abolish the Pot Laws."
On the inside
Riad Al-Awar, president of the campus Organiza-
tion of Arab Students, writes on what he claims is a govern-
mental curtailing of civil liberties for Arabs living here,
on the Editorial Page ... Arts Page features a review of
Ann Arbor Civic Theater's production of Anything Goes!
A sports staffer known as Tor, when queried by Today
described his staff's offering thus: Roses are red/
Michigan is blue/So sad are we/That football's through/

B McGinn/Willtell to all/About Michigan's fortunes
In ihaii'kcthau /.'n if vrnr itern/ To dear Pae7/We garantee)








Boundaries may be
ecdeIn court suit
City Council last night approved a ward redistricting plan
that many observers feel will insure future Republican con-
trol of the body, if implemented.
The plan adopted, named the "Green Plan," was passed
on first reading by a coalition of all five Republicans and
both Human Rights Party (HRP) members on council.
The measure, which must pass on second reading at
next Monday's council meeting, is headed for an almost
certain v e t o by Democraticv

Mayor Robert Harris. Such a
veto will probably be chal-
lenged in court.
Councilman Norris Thomas
(Dem.-First Ward) attacked HRP
support of the plan, which accord-
ing to some would give the GOP
control of three of the city's five
"I'm really looking forward", he
said sarcastically, "to seeing a
Republican majority and anHRP
minority and the Republicans im-
posing a gag rule on the HRP."
The passage of the "Green
Plan" followed the defeat of the
recommended Ward Boundary
Commission plan, or "Black Plan",
and the failure of a Democratic at-

Jail rape
c carges
Charges of sexual assault against
six former inmates of Washtenaw
County Jail were dropped this week
when eighteen-year-old Donald
Norris, who claimed he was attack-
ed by the inmates last February,


AP Photo
PRESIDENT NIXON and Peter Brenner, the new Secretary of Labor shown here in a 1970 meeting. The meeting was held after Bren-
ner, a union official, led a New York march in support of the President's war policy.

Har d/a t






From wire Service Reports
WASHINGTON-President Nixon
yesterday announced the appoint-
ment of New York union leader
Peter Brennan to fill the post of
Secretary of Labor in the second
Nixon administration.
Brennan, President of the New.
York Building Trades Council, is
best known for leading a 1970
"hardhat march" of construction
workers and longshoreman in sup-:
port of the President's Vietnam
He will replace James Hodgson,
who according to some reports,
wishes to return to private life. In
his afternoon news conference,
housing co
In a special session last night,
Student Government Council and
the Office of Student Services
Policy Board (OSSPB) reached
a compromise agreement on a
structure for governing Univer-
sity housing.
At issue was a recent mandate
sent by SGC to OSSPB to transfer

however, Press Secretary Ronald In his remarks Ziegler said: , I
Ziegler said Hodgson is weighing "The President feels that Peter l
a Nixon offer for another position, Brennan is a man who exemplifies
possibly in the international field. the best character and strength ofe
Ziegler said the Brennan nomi- American's working men and wom-I
nation, subject to confirmation by en. He is spirited, self-made, ands
the Senate, has the blessing of though he has worked at many r
AFL-CIO President George Meany different levels in organized labor, f
and the Teamsters' president, he had retained a unique sensitivity
Frank Fitzsimmons. The 54-year- to the rank-and-file working man."r
old Brennan conferred with Nixon Brennan, who also addressed theY
secretly at Camp David on Tues- gathering of reporters lost his tem- I
day. per when asked about charges thatE
The last union leader to serve as construction unions bar blacks. V
Secretary of Labor was Martin He denied it vehemently, said
Durkin who held the post i the he was all for admitting minority
early months of the Eisenhower workers to the unions and urged
administration. "Look at the record."r
A life long Democrat, Brennan
] * ] worked hard this past year for
el e on Nixon's re-election. The two men
first met after Brennan's pro-Viet-
nam march.
The Brennan appointment looks
p ro m i-se to some observers, like part of a
Nixon strategy to bring certain
segments of organized labor into.
adamant on the question as the Republican Party. In the recent
Jacobs. They suggested a com- election, Nixon cut deeply into the
promise whereby the two bodies normally Democratic blue-collar
would share control. Last night's vote.
meeting agreed to that compro- New York's construction unions
mise. which Brennan heads are con-
UHC was just formed in the sidered to be in the conservative
recent all-campus election. Pre-w of the labor movement. They
viously HPB had complete juris- have supported Republican gover-
diction over the policy areas nowI nor Nelson Rockefeller in several i

HEW, Caspar Weinberger, former-
ly director of the Office of Man-
agement and Budget, was appoint-
ed secretary of HEW. Weinberger
has been described as a fiscal con-
servative, and it is expected that
he will try to cut back on a num-
ber of social welfare programs.
Also leaving the Cabinet is for-
mer Housing and Urban Develop-
ment (HUD) Secretary, George
Romney. Romney, a former Michi-
gan governor, was often at odds
with the Nixon administration in
his four-year stint at HUD.
No one has been named to fill
Romney's post, but more appoint-
ments are expected today.

tempt to substitute the
Commission Plan", which
proved by an earlier Dem
controlled boundary commi
The "Black Plan" was su
ly a compromise, hamme
between Democratic and
members of the commissio
ever, Democratic councilr
cided not to follow the.
fellow Democrats on the be
panel and pushed for the
of the "Prior Commission I
This proposal was defea
with council Democrats cas
only affirmative votes.
Jerry De Grieck (HI
Ward) read a prepared st
calling for the council to
the "Black Plan".
The statement concluded
the Democrats fail to vote
compromise "Black Plan"
out by HRP and the Den
ward boundary commi
HRP must vote for the
Plan." We must do this bec
alternative is far worse.
"For if neither the
Plan" nor the "Black P
adopted, the only altern
the "Prior Commission Pl
brazen power grab by the
cratic Party. That plan w
stroy HRP's hopes of c
representation and install
petual Democratic council
See CITY, Page 8

"Prior refused to testify.
was ap- Circuit Court Judge Ross Camp-
ocratic- bell subsequently charged Norris
ssion. with contempt and sentenced him
apposed- to six months in jail. Norris is also
red out being held on an armed robbery
d HRP charge.
n. How- Norris first refused to testify on
nen de- the grounds that he might incrim-
lead of inate himself, according to local
oundary attorney Jean King, who represent-
adoption ed Norris.
Plan". Though Campbell granted Norris
ited the immunity from prosecution Norris
ting the persisted in his refusal to testify.
R According to King, Norris felt "if
:atFment he was made to testify, he would
appe be subject to a discovery operation
proveby the defendants' attorneys. He
for if could tend to reveal other informa-
for the tion relating to the robbery
worked charges."
.ri Norris, at the time of the al-
nocratic leged rape, was in jail for failure
ssioners, to produce a $5,000 bond on a first
Green offense breaking and entering
ause the charge.
He surrendered himself to the
"Green police on the charge on Feb. 18.
lan" is He said he was "tried" the next
ative is night by a kangaroo court of in-
an" - a mates and then sexually assaulted.
Demo- The attacks were repeated two
ould de- days later, he claimed.
ontinued According to Norris, no one came
a per- to help him. After relating the in-
major- cident to his attorney, Norris was
released on personal bond.


Just a pipe dream?

When SGC member David Hornstein's proposal
for the establishment of a Student Dope Co-op
was placed on the agenda at the last meeting, SGC
president Bill Jacobs described it as a joke.
The proposal asks that $2,500 be allotted for the
purpose of buying marijuana and distributing it
free to University students.
With the vote on the measure expected tonight,
however, the idea no longer seems so funny.

column, Hornstein said the GROUP/INTEGRITY
members will be rallying to defeat the proposal
The SGC members who appear to be firmly in
Hornstein's camp are: Tenant's Union member
Bill Dobbs, Community Coalition member Sandy
Green, independent Margaret Miller, and a Re-
sponsible Alternative Party member who chose to
remain anonymous.
Hornstein, who claims to be the emperor of his
one-member party, appeared calm on the eve of

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