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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 17, 1978-Page 3
Bell may charge for '41 ' calls

History 230, Chapter 2
History 230, History of the Civil Rights Movement, has certainly
had its share of controversy lately. Last month Les Owens, the cour-
se's original professor, stopped teaching the class when faced with the
option of staying here for the term or continuing teaching at the
University of Detroit. Owens' departure only added to other class
irregularities, such as required books not being locally available and
speakers mysteriously not showing. Anyway, yesterday's class
session seemed sedate enough, with films on Malcolm X and Martin
Luther King, Jr. But in a class discussion after the film, sparks began
to fly. As Students discussed whether peaceful or violent civil rights
protests are most effective and some class members told stories of
how their individual minority groups are oppressed, History 230's
teaching assistant said he believed violence is acceptable if a group
has no other alternative to end its oppression. At the height of debate,
a studentfrom the back of the room lunged a large trash can into the
classroom and proclaimed: "That's violence." Although the trash can
hit a student, he was not injured. Just another of the seemingly con-
tinual perils of History 230.
Hpenings . . .
th and begorrah, don't forget to wear the green today. St.
Pat's day begins with the news that Jackson Browne tickets, which
were originally supposed to go on sale Saturday morning, will now go
on sale Sunday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Project Outreach is still seeking
interns. Today is also the second day of the Coalition for Better
Housing Tag Days, you'll see the sandwich-boarded (in green, of cour-
se) representatives all over campus . . . at 12:10 in Schorling Aud,
School of Ed see a film version of Hemingway's "Soldier's Home" .. .
then at 3, drop in at the International Center for an Ikebana demon-
stration. . . at 7, the Educational Conference on Women opens at East
Quad with feminist stimulation games and "Women in the Arts"..
end the evening with a little exercise, as the Folklore Society sponsors
square and contra dancing, 8 at Xanadu Coop. The luck of the Irish be
with ya.
Taste treat?
If you've noticed a strange aftertaste in the drinking water lately,
don't worry. We're not being slowly inundated with some harmful
chemical and it's unlikely that your ice water will sprout a sprig of
algae. According to a water treatment plant official the funny taste is
caused by added chemicals which must kill algae growing in area
swamps that drain into the Huron River.
On the outside...
Spring is finally trying to come through. Once we get past today,
temperatures will start increasing through the weekend into Monday.
Today, you can expect variably cloudy skies with some sunshine, and
a high from 310 to 340. Tonight will be more of the same, with a low
from 22° to 25. Tomorrow will bring more sunshine and a high of 420.
Winds will gradually shift from the Southwest tonight, bringing us the
warmer temperatures. And for Sunday, we might hit 500.
Dai Official Bulletin

If you're one of those villains, who
dials 411 every time you need a number,
your time has come. Because of soaring
directory assistance costs, Michigan
Bell is considering charging for the in-
formation service. Depending on the
results of a statewide consumer opinion
program, the phone company may soon
be charging for any local 411 call after
the first ten each month.
"This is a serious problem that all our
customers face. Someone has to pay,"
said Donald Roth, manager of
Michigan Bell in Ann Arbor. "Right
now the average caller uses directory
assistance about three times a month,
while a few, about 15 per cent, make
about 70 per cent of all calls.
"EVERYONE, at present, is paying
the same for it whether they use it a lit-
tle, a lot, or not at all," he added. "We
don't think this is fair."
The cost of directory assistance has
skyrocketed from $4 million in 1960 to
last year's $27 million (about $8.40 per

customer per year). This figure is ex-
pected to reach $55 million by 1982.
BEGINNING the end of this month,,
Bell will conduct public forums and

method of equal cost sharing among
customers, regardless of frequency of
use. The second option would allow
each customer ten calls to directory
assistance each month. Those who

'Everyone, at present, is paying the same for it
whether they use it a little, a lot or not at all. We
don't think this is fair.'
-Donald Roth,
Michigan Bell manager '

BELL IS supplementing the con-
sumer opinion program with market
research conducted by an independent
survey organization.
Michigan Bell has been turned down
twice on proposals to charge for direc-
tory assistance. Roth said, "We are
confident that wecan satisfy the earlier
concerns with this more attractive
plan. There are more calls per
customer, and with what we would save
on this new plan, we would give the
customers a credit so they save."
Twenty-one other states which have
adopted charging plans have found that
nine out of ten customers are saving
money as a result.

meetings with consumer organizations
and community groups throughout the
state to determine customer preferecne
on two options for charging for direc-
tory assistance. Locally, a forum will
be held April 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in
the Community Room at Briarwood.
According to Roth, the first plan to
fund 411 service is to retain the current

make more than that would be charged
20 cents for each additional call.
Customers who make less than ten calls
would receive a 40 cent credit on their
monthly bill. Handicapped persons and
pay phones would be exempt from the
"Michigan Bell views this new idea of
consulting our customers on an issue as
a 'listening process.' If the results are
negative, we simply won't go," Roth

Just for the
health of it.
Get moving, America!

Frat collects stamps,
aids disaster victims

When disaster strikes, it can leave its
victims without clothing, food or shelter
- virtually in a state of poverty.
Often, little can be done to aid the vic-
tims of disasters, many of whom have
little insurance or savings, in
rebuilding their lives. A group of
University students, however, is
seeking to rectify this situation.
Working in conjunction with the First
Presbyterian Church in Indiana, Pen-
nsylvania, the Theta Chapter of Alpha
Sigma Phi is gathering cancelled
postage stamps to be sold to collectors,
with the proceeds being donated to
disaster and poverty stricken persons.
ERIC JACOBSON, a spokesperson

for the group, said any kind of postage
stamp is acceptable, but it must be torn
off the envelope. The First
Presbyterian Church gives donated
stamps to a group of senior citizens who
wash and then sell them to collectors
and companies which package stamps.
Although several companies have
been generous in donating cancelled
stamps, Jacobson said the group is con-
tinually seeking more businesses and
individuals to contribute to the drive.
"We have collected over 8,000 stamps
already and we hope to get as many as
possible by April 1, 1978," he said.
Persons wishing to donate cancelled
stamps can send their contributions to:
Alpha Sigma Phi, 920 Baldwin, Ann Ar-
bor, 48104.

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Friday and Saturday Night
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Day Calendar:
Regents: Public meeting, Regents' Rm., Ad.
Bldg., 9a.m.-
Yeats Festival: Frank Beaver, Donald Hall, Roger
McHugh, Bert Hornbacc, "The Aesthetics of Yeats'
Theatre," 9 a.m.; Irene Connors, James Flannery,
Mary O'Malley, Bert Hornback, "Producing Yeats
Today," 10:30 a.m.; Herbert Blau, Robert Corrigan,
Bert Hornback, "Yeats' Drama and Contemporary
Theatre," 1:30 p.m.; all at Pendleton Rm., Union.
Ctr. S., Southeast Asian Studies: J. H. Broomfield,
"Whoever Would Have Thought of Digging a Subway
in Calcutta: A Recent Look at India," Lane Hall,
wnoon; Karl L. Hutterer, "Folk Religion and
Catholicism in the Philippines," 200 Lane Hall, 3
Educ. Media: Soldier's Home, Schorling Aud.,
Int'l Ctr.: Shuh-Yuan Yahg, "Ikebana Demon-
stration," 603 E. Madison, 3 p.m.
Art Museum/History 'of Art: Eve Boorsook,
Williams, "History and Legend in a Renaissance
Chapel: Ghirlandaios Frescoes for Francesco
SDasetti, "Aud. A, Angell, 4 p.m.
League Cafeteria: Dinner performance, scenes
from Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers," League,
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Eclipse Jazz: Archie Shepp Quartet, Barry Harris
Trio, Rackham Aud., 7:30,10:30 p.m.
3200 SAB 763-4117
Interviews: Register by phone or in person.
Camp Tamarack, Fresh Air Society of Detroit: In-
terview Thurs., Mar. 16, 9 to 5; Wed., Mar. 22, 9 to 12;
broad area of camp positions still open - waterfront
(WSI ), arts/crafts, sports, etc.
Camp Sea Gull, Mi., Coed: Interview Mon., Mar.
20, 1-4; openings include arts/crafts, gymnastics.
cooks, dance, drama, tennis.
,Camp Maplehurst, Mi., Coed: Interview Tues.,
Mar. 21, 1Ito 5; counselors with specialty, waterfront
(WSI),arts/crafts, nature, sports.
Irish Hills Girl Scout Council, Mi.: Interview
Tues., Mar. 21, 1 to 5; openings include cook, nurse,
waterfront (WSI), and general counselors.
Lisle Fellowship Program, Md: International ex-
perience of living and learning in the states, Europe,
South America, or middle East; seminar held at Int'l
Ctr., Mar. 21 - 24; informgtion meeting Mar. 21; for

info. and registration call or visit Int. Ctr.; call 4-
Camp Wathana, Camp Fire Girls, Metro Det.: In-
terview Thurs., Mar. 23,1-5; openings include water-
front (WSI), riding (western), head maintenance
worker, general counselors..
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio: Interview Wed.,
Mar. 22, 9 to 5; last chance for personal interview;
openings for waiters, waitresses, hostesses, rides,
clerks, games, bartender, cashier, marina service,
office/clerical staff, etc.
. Printo, Inc. Greenville, Mi.; Interview Fri., Mar.
24, 9 - 5; industrial engr., students who have com-
pleted juniorgyear.
Camp Niobe, Mi.: Handicapped: Will interview
Fri., Mar. 24, 1 to 5. Of interest to special ed. studen-
ts; general and senior counselors needed.
Great Lakes Environmental Intern Program,
Ohio: Openings cover 4 states. Must be enrolled or
completed Bachelor's or Master's degree in the en-
viron. field; details available; deadline Mar. 15.
Harry Diamond Labs., Md.: Student Trainee
Program - Openings for sophomores/juniors in the
fields of physics, electronics, mech. engr., and
nuclear engr.; further details available.
Grass Lake Community Schools, Mi.: Elementary
teachers needed for 6th grade beginning in May. Full
24 hours/day position; details available.
Furnas Electronic Co., Ill: Openings for
junior/senior students in indus., mech., elec., engr.;
Chicago residents preferred; details available.

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presents a one-day conference on
aid the
The day session features lectures and discussions on
" The Problem with White Christianity
* The Problem with Black Churches
" The Problem with the Bible
0 Current Alternatives to Christianity
Dr. William Bentley and Dr. Ruth L. Bentley of Chicago, Illinois
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.-Sessions 12-6 p.m.

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