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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 142
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 30, 1978
APPLICANT DENIED NEWBERRY RD POST:
Sex is the
By RICHARD BERKE
Maybe it was a boring life at Bursley that
gave Richard Khederian the idea of surroun-
ding himself with women. Whatever the
reason, the junior journalism major applied
in January for the Resident Director (RD)
position at the all-female Helen Newberry
Residence. But that's only where the story
Khederian was denied the RD job on groun-
ds that his qualifications weren't adequate
and has filed a grievance with the University
Housing Office charging that he was
discriminated against because of his gender.
He vows to take the matter to court if his ap-
plication isn't given fair reconsideration and
has asked that the University pay him com-
pensation for the 1978-79 Helen Newberry RD
salary he says is rightfully his.
KHEDERIAN submitted his application
along with seven others to Leon West, West
Quad building director. West then sent the
applicatioris to Donna Britt, current
Newberry I D and head of the selection com-
mittee for her successor. Housing Office
Guidelines dictate that all Newberry
plications originate in West Quad.
Britt said after scanning Khederian's
plication she found his qualifications not u
par with the other applicants, so she ca
West for advice on whether she should in
Khederian for an interview with the selec
committee. According to Britt, West told
to eliminate Khederian from consideratioi
But Khederian said qualifications wer
the basis for his rejection. He said he con
ted West in February, asking why he
rejected and West admitted to discrimina
"MR. WEST ASKED me if I was as nai
to believe that I would ever be granted the
position in an all-female dormito
Khederian said in his grievance. "Mr.I
told me that he had discriminated agains
and that his action was in violation of He
Education and Welfare guidelines."
West declined comment on the matter
Britt emphasized that Khederian was tu
away only because of his lack
Male says -
apm "If he had been a more qualified man (the
situation) would have been different," said
ap- Newberry RD Britt. "I asked West what to do
p to and he said I didn't have to interview
ivite BRITT POINTED out that six of the other
tion RD applicants were graduate students and
her the seventh is currently a resident adviser at
n. Newberry..Khederian has never held a
ren't residence staff position.
itac- Charlene Coady, assistant housing director,
was said a single male has never been hired on the
tory residence staff at either Newberry or Betsy
Barbour, its sister women's residence. But
ve as Coady said if the male was best qualified for a
e RD position, "He'd be eligible."
ry," Khederian said West's alleged comments
West and the fact that he wasn't interviewed by the
t me Newberry staff selection committee are the
alth, basis for his grievance.
"IF THEY HAD interviewed me and said, Daily Photo by WAYNE CABLE
,but 'Richard, you have certain problems,' that
rned would have been the end of it," the student Things seemed sedate last night at Helen Newberry, where Carol Rosey and Rochelle Hrigora were
of said. "I was cheated as far as the due process studying. But Richard Kherderian's attemt to be hired as Resident Director at the all-women's residence
See SEX, Page 2 should liven things up.
Carter, in Brazil,
urges human rights
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - President Carter arrived
yesterday in Brazil and told the four-star general who heads
its government that all nations must recognize their shor-
tcomings in human rights and can use atomic power without
adding to the world's nuclear arsenal.
Both are touchy subjects in this largest nation in South
America, the second Carter has visited on his first trip to
Latin America as president.
BRAZIL HAS CANCELED military agreements with the
United States because of Carter's human rights crusade. And
the Brazilian military government has said it will go ahead
with the purchase of a nuclear processing plant from West
Germany despite American expressions of concern that it
could be used to make atomic weapons.
"Today all of us are joining in the worldwide struggle to
advance the cause of human freedom and the rule of law,"
Carter said during his arrival ceremony at Brasilia Inter-
national Airport. "This is a struggle that will prevail only
when we are willing'to recognize our own limitations and to
speak to each other frankly and with understanding."
Then, referring to the danger of nuclear weaponry, the
president declared: "Both our nations are turning to nuclear
power as one of the answers to our energy problems, and we
both believe that peaceful use of atomic power is not incom-
patible with the need to prevent nuclear proliferation."
HIS STATEMENTS seemed less blunt than others he has
made at home on both issues.
Carter told oil-rich Venezuela earlier in the day that
major petroleum exporting nations must share their wealth
with poor nations of the world "to meet the human needs of
the world's people."
The president made the statement in a major address to
Venezuela's national congress before meeting for a second
day with President Carlos Andres Perez. Carter wants Perez
to hold down oil prices. Venezuela is the third largest supplier
of oil to the United States.
After the talks, Carter, his wife Rosalynn, 10-year'old
daughter Amy and top U.S. officials including national
security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance left in the presidential jet, Air Force One, for
Brazil's capital of Brasilia. They will fly to Rio de Janeiro
FROM BRAZIL, the presidential party flies across the
Atlantic, where Carter will become the first American
president to make a state visit to black Africa. He will confer
with leaders in Nigeria and Liberia before returning to
Washington early next week.
In Brazil, two key parts of Carter's foreign policy - his
human rights crusade and his efforts to curb the spread of
nuclear weapons - are under attack. Administration of-
ficials traveling with the president, who asked not to be iden-
tified, said they expected both issues to come up in two days
of talks with President Ernesto Geisel.
Time for discussions with Geisel was set aside in late af-
ternoon, during a working dinner and after a Carter news
conference, to be televised live by ABC and NBC in the
United States at 7 a.m. EST today. The talks marked Carter's
first meeting with the Brazilian chief of state.
ONE ADMINISTRATION official said Carter did not-in-
tend to "get into specifics of what is going on within Brazil"
on human rights. "We certainly don't expect to determine the
course of what is going to go on in Brazil," the official said. "I
don't expect in the short term the visit will have any discer-
nable impact within Brazil."
Geisel, the fourth general to govern Brazil since a
military coup in 1964, has responded bitterly to Carter's
human rights stand. He has refused U.S. military aid-and
canceled military accords because of an American
requirement that aid recipients show good marks on human
~- -AP Photo
PRESIDENT CARTER reviews troops upon his arrival in Brazilia, Brazil yesterday. Carter expressed concern over the
Brazilian military's plans to purchase a nuclear processing plant from West Germany.
4th Ward e lnes are drawn
By R.J. SMITH
and SHELLEY WOLSON
Political observers often see the lack
of essential differences between op-
posing candidates as a major problem
for voters seeking the most qualified
person to represent them. But this
should pose no difficulty for the elec-
torate in the city's Fourth Ward which
will choose between two candidates
with widely differing views when they
go to the polls April 3.
Vying for the Fourth Ward Council
seat vacated by retiring Democrat
James Kenworthy are political veteran
Democrat Leroy Cappaert and
Republican newcomer David Fisher.
A FAMILIAR face incity political
circles, Cappaert served on Council
from 1964 to 1970 as a representative of
the old Fifth Ward, as well as manager
of Mayor Albert Wheeler's re-election
campaign last year.
Fisher, a former Wolverine football
star, is a 15-year resident of Ann Arbor.
A Certified Public Accountant and civil
engineer, Fisher said his love for the
city spurred him to enter this, his first
With the annual debate over the con-
dition of city roads peaking following
the severe winter, both candidates see
street repairs as a major issue. Fisher
said road repairs represent the most
important issue Council must handle.
"I DON'T CARE whether you walk,
ride a bicycle or drive a car; you
almost feel like you were in a war
zone," he said of street conditions.
While Cappaert sees street repairs as
an important issue, he also views it as a
problem which will always exist.
"Potholes are a glamorous issue right
now," he said, "but they are not the be
all and end all of our needs."
The two candidates disagree strongly
on the other end of the transportation
spectrum - mass transit. Fisher said
he believes the city's bus system and
Dial-a-Ride service are ineffective. He
would like to see the city system
modeled after the University's.
FISHER ALSO favors increased
parking facilities in the downtown area
and if elected, would work on Council to
Cappaert conceded there are
problems with the city's mass transit
system but said he prefers to concen-
trate Council effort on improving them
rather than expanding parking for
automobiles. "It's popular to want to
kill Dial-A-Ride, but I'd much rather
push Dial-A-Ride - cars are a helluva
lot more costly."
Results of the Fourth Ward race are
See 4th, Page 7
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel will He then
send Defense Minister Ezer Weizman opposition
to Egypt today to reopen the direct stand on t
Mideast peace talks that were suspen- ds - onec
ded two months ago, Israeli radio and betweenI
Egyptian sources said yesterday. and betw
The reports here and in Cairo in- Arab neig
dicated Israel was undertaking 'a new It wasa
diplomatic initiative following Prime Egyptian
Minister Menachem Begin's tense talks there was
with President Carter last week in stay, mil
Washington, where the U.S. desire for The defer
new Israeli accommodation with the on Feb
Arabs was made manifest. arrangem
STILL, Begin vowed in Parliament
yesterday to continue resisting ISRAE
American pressure. S
saw his supporters beat back
n attempts to soften Israel's
he issue of occupied Arab Ian-
of the major points of conflict
Israel and its American ally,
een the Jewish state and its
assumed Weizman would see
President Anwar Sadat but
no word on how long he would
itary sources said in Cairo.
nse minister last was in Egypt
. 1 to discuss military
rents in the occupied Sinai
LI RADIO reported that the
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" There'll be American Indian
music and dance this Saturday at
Huron High School. Read about
an Indian pow-wow on Page 3.
* City officials around the
country are saying that President
Carter's $8.3 billion city aid
package might not be enough.
See the story on Page 7.
* We've already told you that
it'll be Pittsburgh in the NL East
this year. We're just as sure that
it'll be Cincinnati on the other
side of the National League. Get
the pitch on Page 9.
'Potholes are a glamorous issue right
now, but they are not the be all and
end all of our needs.'
-Leroy Cappaert, Democrat
'I don't care whether you walk, ride a
* bicycle or drive a car; you almost feel
like you were in war zone.'
--David Fisher, Republican
See EGP' , age 1
By JULIE ROVNER
With only five weeks instead of the normal
three months to splash their names around
before Monday's special election, the two
mayoral candidates have turned to the old-