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The Michigan Doily-Saturday, September 17, 1977-Page 3





Sewage funds almost

lost by


Ann Arbor almost lost a $20 million
federal grant for improving the city's
sewage treatment plant due to legal
maneuvering concerning Detroit's
pollution problems.
But if a settlement reached in
Detroit Wednesday stands up, Ann

Arbor should receive federal funds Resources omitted Ann Arbor's pro-
for its $43 million dollar sewage ject from a funding list because of the
treatment project. need for pollution control funds for
Federal action had made $532 Detroit.
million available to local communi- Joseph W. Price, director of the
ties in Michigan to improve their Washtenaw County Department of
sewage treatment techniques. Public Works, said he had foreseen
Last week, however, officials with no problems for Ann Arbor's grant
the Michigan Department of Natural until Attorney General Frank Kelly

Tea for two?Not 'til three
If you happen to get a craving for hot cinnamon rolls, Okee-
fenokee swamp tea or chocolate-covered rum raisins somewhere
around noon or so, it's too bad for you. Drake's Sandwich Shop, that
age-old hangout for University denizens, doesn't open now until three
in the afternoon. "We can't get enough morning help," explains Mil-
dred Tibbals, who has operated the popular lunching spot for 48 years.
"We need at least five more girls." Why not boys? one might ask.,
Mrs. Tibbals has an answer: "Because if we have boys and girls to-
gether, they'd always be standing around talking."
fan are sadly sparse for this fine Saturday, if you're not a football
fan. It might be a good idea to take a stroll through the Arb, for in-
stance - a few leaves are beginning to turn here and there in the
woods, and the bushes are heavy with inedible but lovely berries. Or if
the weather isn't to your liking, you might take in a film or two -
or tour the University Museum of Art - or just stay at home and do
the assignment you're supposed to have finished last Thursday. A
glass of wine, perhaps. Some soft and mellow music. You know ...
Billy Bud
It was perhaps inevitable. Jimmy Carter has already secured
a niche in American history, and his younger brother'Billy is never
far behind. Billy, it seems, has also found immortality of a sort:
the Falls City Brewing Co. of Louisville, Ky., has decided to name a
beer after him. "Billy" Beer ("Brewed especially for and with the
approval of one of America's all-time -great beer drinkers, Billy
Carter") will be introduced in Carter's home state of Georgia next
month and should hit the national market by Nov. 1. Billy will be
promoting the new product himself, and seems highly satisfied with
the whole idea. "I know a good beer better'n anybody," he said yes-
terday. "Who knows? Maybe I'll become the Colonel Sanders of
On the outside"
Today's weather will be warm, cloudy and muggy, with a slight
chance of scattered showers (but there's no need to bring a raincoat
to watch Michigan stop Duke). The high should be around 77, and the
low tonight at 58. Pretty much the same stuff we had yesterday.
Medical matters
occupy Regents

S.' African lecturer

opposes violent

(Continued from Page 1)
opposes violence as a means for po.
litical change in South Africa, as well
as use of force by the government to
block change. "There's no question
that in the process of achieving some
sort of solution that it's not going to
come absolutely peacefully," he ex-
plained, mentioning the turmoil in
black townships as an example.
Still, Pretorius is firm in condemn-
ing such action. "The PRP will not

support armed violence on either
side," he said.
THE UNIVERSITY of South Africa
(UNISA) is one of the few racially
integrated educational institutions in
the country. The government allows
UNISA to be integrated because it is
a correspondence school, at which
almost all instruction is carried out
through the mail.
"The vast majority of the students
live some distance away from Pre-

study inv4
(Continued from Page 1)
used two years ago in deciding
whether to allow recombinant DNA
research, when a panel discussion
format was used. Regent James
Waters (D-Muskegon) said he also
favors a review of the University's
investment policy on South Africa.
Meanwhile, President Robben
Fleming said yesterday he will re-,
activate the Committee on Communi-
cation next week to investigate the
University's investments and their
tie to South Africa.
THE MICHIGAN Student Assem-
bly (MSA) and the faculty's Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs (SACUA) will each place two
members on the committee. Fleming
said he will choose one member, and
that Vice-President for Student Ser-
vices Henry Johnson will also sit on
the committee.
Fleming added that University ad-
ministrators are concerned about the
investments, but indicated the ques-
tion of University holdings would not
be addressed by the Regents for
some time.
When questioned about the Uni-
versity of Massachusetts decision to
divest itself of all South African-rela-
ted stock, Fleming said, "It's signifi-
cant and symbolic. But you're talk-
ing about a little amount of money
which doesn't present any kind of di-
vestiture problem. Any school that
size may get rid of this money to get
rid of the problem."

'U, will
The U-Mass. trustees' vote follow-
ed several months of protests by stu-
dents who urged the university to sell
its stocks because of the South
African policy of apartheid.
President Robert Wood of U-Mass.
has indicated support of the decision
to sell the stock. Divestiture of the
portfolio will take place in the next
three months, he said.

toria. The only direct contact we
have with students is in what we call
'study groups,' " he explained.
UNISA sends its instructors to meet
with students at field offices it oper-
ates in Johannesburg, Durgan, Cape-
town and other locations in South
Africa, Pretorius added.
"Our students would have a much
higher age as a rule. We have a very
wide variety of students according to
social background," he said.
"WE HAVE quite a number of po-
litical detainees as students in the
political science department," Pre-
torius noted. One prominent political
prisoner enrolled in the correspon-
dence program at UNISA was the
late Abraham Fischer, leader of
South Africa's Communist Party,
which was officially outlawed in the
Pretorius arrived in the U.S.
August 29. He attended the American
Political Science. Association Con-
vention in Washington, D.C., before
leaving for brief visits to Atlanta,
Little Rock, Ark., San Francisco and
Berkeley, Calif. After leaving Ann
Arbor, he will stop in Buffalo and
New York City before heading home.
The Survey Research Center at the
Institute for Social Research (ISR)
attracted him to the University. "We
use a lot of materials you publish
here in our courses,";he said.

and the federal Environmental Pro-
tection Agency (EPA) sued Detroit
to stop polluting Lake Erie.
"They assumed all of the money
from the state would be allocated to
Detroit, but that left out everybody
else," Price said.
The dispute was settled when
authorities agreed that $400 million
of the $532 million would be allotted
to Detroit to improve its sewage
Price said the state then had to
decide which communities would
share the remaining $132 million.
"They came up with a magic list of
22 communities and Ann Arbor was
23," Price said. "That caused great
Price, however, protested the deci-
sion. 'He said the exclusion of Ann
Arbor from the list made little sense
because Ypsilanti, which was grant-
ed funds, was part of the same
improvement program as Ann Ar-
Price's appeal was successful.
"They bumped somebody off the list
and we got on," he said.
The funds will be used to complete
the enlargement and improvement of
the city's treatment plant on Dixboro
Road and Huron River, Price said.
"It's been recognized in Ann Arbor
as well as Ypsilanti, that the sewage
plants have become overloaded," he
Price added the improvements will
facilitate a much higher level of
Ann Arbor already received a $12.6
million grant to begin the work. It is
not expected to be completed until
1980. According to County Drain
Commissioner, Tom Blessing, the
remaining cost of the project will be
funded through the sale of bonds.
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The Regents also agreed to grant
$288,000 to the Medical School to allow
expansion of it-' neuroscience
laboratory. In February, the Regents
approved the two- Toor lab in the
Neuroscience Building.
With a collective wave of the hand,
the Regents concluded yesterday's
session by formally establishing the Of-
fice of Affirmative Action. The office
has been promoting equal opportunity

on campus for several months, but
hadn't been included in the University's
by-laws until now.
In a closed meeting Thursday night,
the Regents also decided to reaffirm
their support of the University's appeal
of an August labor suit ruling. The 5-3
vote demonstrated confidence in the
appeal to the decision which found the
administration guilty for refusing to
sign a labor contract with the Graduate
Employees Organization last year.


creasing number of government
agencies and private industries are
allowing their employes to work
when they watit to, National Geo-
graphic says.
The new system, called "flexi-
time," doesn't cut back the number
of hours a person spends on the job. It
just lets people decide, within limits,
when to start and stop. Those that
come in early quit early, and

employes can choose to work more
than eight hours a day in order to
have a three-day weekend.
The idea grew out of a Munich
aircraft plant's effort in 1968 to end
tie-ups when shifts changes. The
concept spread and by the end of 1976
corporations in Britain, France, the
Netherlands, Japan and the Scandin-
avian countries had instituted flexi-

'U' runs dry on
football tickets

NEW YORK (AP) - Families
headed by mothers have almost
doubled over the last decade accord-
ing to U.S. government statistics.
The head of the household in one out
of every 13 families is a woman.
These 4.4 million women may be
divorced, separated, widowed or
single and according to the American
Council of Life Insurance, their
median age is 43.4 years.
The biggest problem in a woman-
headed household is often financial,
they said. Only a third of the
households polled by the Council had
earnings of $10,000 or more. About 54
per cent of the women heading
families were working in 1975.

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If you're a tuition-paying, football-
coupon-carrying University student,
you're automatically entitled to turn
that coupon in for season football
tickets, right?
If you reached the ticket office
after the Thursday deadline, you
found yourself hearing somebody tell
you that the University is out of
student tickets.
"It's not right," wailed an unhappy
:upperclassperson. "I don't see how
they can do this."
Freshman Gerard Housey said the
ticket office staffers told him he
should have traded his coupon for
tickets before Wednesday. ,
"How's a freshman to know?" he
-asked. "For the amount of money
you pay to go here, you should at
-least be guaranteed some football
Ticket manager Al Renfrew said
the late-comers should have known
better. Each received a sheet of

ticket information at registration,
including notification of the deadline.
"I feel badly for late registrants,
but we can't be babysitters," Ren-
frew said.
Renfrew said 33,000 student tickets
were printed and sold this year, up
3,000 from last year.
"That's the only reason we were
still able to sell some on Thursday,"
he said.
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