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Page 2-Sunday, October 16, 1977-The Michigan Daily
RAIIBLINGS/ Jim tobin

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, Oc
shelter

T O USE the day's inane idiom, I
am INTO The Daily. My days are
filled with mastheads, logos, reverse
dingbats, cut-lines, streamers, dum-'
mies, crits, 2-point boxes, benday
boxes, free art, break-slugs, edit
ears, weather ears, s-lines, by-lines,
cold type, bullets, gits, bits, and
banners. I worry about these things
all day long. After three years at The
Daily, I have come to believe that no
one has quite so much to worry about
as I, that no one is INTO anything
quite so much as I am INTO The
Daily.
So what I am not INTO, of course,
is school. Students, like animals in
the zoo, fascinate me, but I am INTO
something else, and so have little
time to spend trying to understand
them. But last week I found a chance.
By some juxtaposition of luck and
circumstance, I happen to number
among the senior history students
writing honors theses. Having
missed the two-hour thesis seminar a
couple of times already, I decided
that on this particular day, no excuse
would keep me from class.
And from the back of my mind
came a fanciful thought: "How nice
it would be to spend an hour or two
among mere students who can pass

their days browsing through his-
tory's delights, never caring for the
pressures of a daily newspaper,
isolated from commitment, sealed
off from The Real World. How
relaxing it will be to speak with
people who are not so INTO'any-
thing!"
So at twelve minutes after the
hour, I sprinted out The Daily's front
door, raced around the appropriate
corners on State St. and North
University, dodged speech majors in
the Frieze Building lobby, dashed up
the stairs, through the door, and into
a seat.
"So this is the cream of the
University's history crop," I thought,
returning the curious half-glances
shot in my direction from around the
little room. The cream of the
University's history crop makes for a
rather small harvest. There are two
sections of this class, but it includes a
total of only about twenty students.
The ten about me traded smiles,
chuckles, and insights on how a
certain Professor Suchandsoian's
lectures are inevitably shallow.
Professor Tentler trudged in,
bearded and flannel-shirted. As he
cleared away administrative miscel-
lany, I sensed a tensing in the

studious stars around me. Unlike the
stars of gridiron and hardcourt,.the
stars of undergraduate history do not
stand out physically. They are plain
looking people. They are mostly
male, for some reason, mostly short-
haired, and mostly endowed with an,
ability to flip through hundreds of
Xeroxed sheets to find the passage
being considered by a professor with
remarkable speed, as I soon realized.
The topic was the U.S. Constitution
as an economic document. "Import-
ant, I guess," thought the Dailyite.
"Wouldn't make tomorrow's front
page, though."
"The founding fathers," Tentler
was saying, "operated under nothing
more noble than class interests,
economic interests."
"Mildly interesting," thought the
Dailyite, "But a little too esoteric,
and let's face it, confusing, to worry
over. I'll keep my mouth shut. I'm
INTO something else."
But it quickly became clear that
Tentler's assertion, (or Beard's; it
was hard to tell whether Tentler
agreed) was more than enough to set
the stars aglow. The tension in-
creased; bodies leaned forward in

eager anticipation of joining the
intellectual fray. As I shrunk into my
little wooden chair, I began to
understand my grave misconception
of these people.
One school agreed with Beard;
another school argued, "It is difficult
to identify a compelling reason to
.support the belief that the framers
were motivated by causation wholly
directed by bourgeois class concerns,
that in fact a spirit of nationalism
and a faith in natural rights did not
profoundly influence the framers in
various and important ways."
A third school replied savagely,
"Any belief is,ill-conceived that is
dominated by faith merely in Beard's
vievf or merely in its opposite; in
fact, the framers were clearly moved
by a dichotomy of the elements of
class interests AND elements of the
contemporary commitment to an
idealism of the natural rights of man
comprised.in and protected by civil
government."
I stared. Mired in the kindergarten
of each of these schools, I reconsid-
ered my whimsical expectation of
intellectual relaxation.
I had imagined myself INTO The
Daily. INTO it! These people wrote
the INTO book.

(Continued from Page 3)
A LONG WITH managing the house,
Miller and her staff of six provide
support and referrals to women for
needs ranging from legal and medical
resources to welfare and daycare
programs."
Everyone participates in counseling
in varying degrees of formality. "We
may end up talking about something
really heavy while potatoes and apples
are being peeled," says Miller. And
then there are times when people want
to come into the office, shut the door
and talk privately."
The women staying in the house cook
the meals, sweep and care for children
on rotating schedules. And more often
than not, the cooperation in household
matters develops into friendships
which outlast their stay at Hiatus
House. " "Part of the pattern of their
lives is that they've stayed very much
to themselves," explains Miller. "This
is the first time a lot of the gals have

met anyone else who's been beaten.
And forming some kind of friendship is
very much a part of the self help
process."
For instance, when one woman
moved out she found a night job that she
would not have been able to take
because of her small child, "except a
couple of kids here chipped in and found
a babysitter for me."
"They give you a lot of support," con-
cludes Carol, but fleeing to a shelter is
no panacea, "If you can't cope you
shouldn't be here either."
But I don't believe you can make the
assumption that it's better to do that in
every situation. There are women who
want a clean break, but others would
rather return to their husbands and go
into counseling. Unfortunately some go
back in an unplanned and chaotic
way."
THOSE WHO GO back hormie can
always return. The House has a

readmission policy in recognition of the
fact that some women need a couple of
dry runs before they are convinced
their relationship or marriage is
hopeless.
For example, one victim, who will be
called Carol, was at Hiatus House for
the second time since she first left her
husband in May. "I went back to him
once on promises," she said. "I won't
ever do that again.
"It's different here. It'shappier,"she
adds. "Before there was all this
fighting. I couldn't cope with my little
boy because I was too upset all the.
time. I'd say 'Get away, get away.' But
now I'm much closer to him."
As the six week limit put on most
stays draws near, Carol is looking for a
job and planning a move to a new
apartment.
"I'll miss it here, I'm sure I'll call
back every day. But then, too, I want to
get back on my feet. You can't start a
new life until you're out of where you're
at."

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woman by a des
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BY
STEPHEN J.
POZSGAI
Copyright 1977
INSTRUCTIONS
Guess the words defined at the
left and write them in over
their numbered dashes. Then,
transfer each letter to the cor-
responding numbered square
in the grid above. The letters
printed in the upper-right-hand
corners of the squares indi-
cate from what clue-word a
particular square's letter
comes from. The grid, when
filled in, should read as a
quotation from a published
work. The darkened squares
are the spaces between words.
Some words may carry over
to the next line. Meanwhile,
the first letter of each guessed
word at the left, reading down,
forms an acrostic, giving the
author's name and the title of
the work from which the quote
is extracted. As words and
phrases begin to form in the
grid, you can work back and
forth from clues to grid until
the puzzle is complete.
Answer to Last Week's Puzzle
"A good case can be
made for our nonexistence
as entities. We are shared,
rented, occupied ... At the
interior of our cells, driving
them, are the mitochondria
and in a strict sense they are
not ours . . . They turn
out to be little separate
creatures."-
Lewis Thomas The Lives
of a Cell

Bannon

(Continued from Page 3)
a gun in order to qualify as a legal
weapon. "The law needs to be enforced
as it reads now. All a police officer has
to establish is that there is probable
cause that a felony occurred."
"We take each case as they come,"
says Ann Arbor Police Staff Ser'geant
William Canada, explaining the at-
titude of police in the department here.
"If you go into a house and somebody is
seriously injured-if he admits he did
it, or if say he has a blade with him-we
can arrest him for felonious assault;
sometimes we do, sometimes we don't,
depending on his demeanor."
* * *
"When I started my divorce, I got an in-
junction against him. But an injunction is
nothing but a piece of paper. I must have
been beaten up eight times and I called the
police and they said, 'Well, go to your attor-
ney.'.An injunction is supposed to protect
you but it does nothing. "-anonymous vic-
tim's testimony before Michigan Women's
commission Hearings on Wife A buse-1976.
Although a woman undergoing divorce
proceedings can obtain a restraining
order intended to keep her husband
from approaching her, the civil court
injunctions have "no teeth in them at
all," according to Mindy Resnik, law
inforcement liaison for Washtenaw
County's Assault Crisis Center. Wayne
County Prosecutor William Cahalan
notes that the usual penalty for a
violation is "nothing," although Resnik
does - know of one case where judge
Henry Conlin broke tradition by han-
ding out a one-day sentence. Says
Resnik: Nobody in the courtroom could
believe it."
Because the restraining order is
issued by a civil court judge, the police
typically, do not arrest a violator until
after a judge issues a bench warrant,
another delay at best. "Sometimes it's
a sad thing," observes Canada in view
of the policeman's inability to im-
mediately enforce a restraining order.
"The guy's vindictive. He'll scare the
hell out of them, harass them, and you
feel bad you can't take him out of
there."
In what Bannon terms a "kneejerk
reaction," domestic assaults are
downgraded and delayed as they make
their way through the entire criminal
justice 'system. "Most could be
aggrayated assaults (a - serious

misdemeanor), or felonious assault,
but by the time we see them they've
already been reclassified lower by the
responding police officers, the
prosecutors or the courts.'
While most misdemeanor complaints
go to court within a day, the victim of a
spouse assault, according to Bannon,
faces unpredictable and inequitable
delays due to:
" a so-called "cooling off" period
whereby the prosecutor stalls in
authorizing a victim's complaint.
" demands for medical certification
of injuries.
* efforts at conciliation on the part of
the court.
"Domestic disputes usually take a
low priority in the police department,"
concedes Canada, "unless someone
really pushes them, in which case
things get done." Although a cooling off
period is nowhere mandated by law,
Canada does not deny that the delay
Tactic is used among local prosecutors
and police. "Usually we will have a
cooling off period. Unless they (the vic-
tims) come in we will wait a day,
maybe two days, before letting them
sign the complaint."
Although Cahalan insits his office
does not discriminate in the handling of
domestic cases, he has drawn fire from
feminists for his reluctance to look for
solutions to the problem of spouse
assault within the criminal justice
system.
N A SPEECH made last weekend
before a state-wide conference on
battered women held at Detroit's
Cobo Arena, Cahalan cited statistics
showing that 45 per cent of domestic
assault cases are dismissed because a
woman does not choose to prosecute.
He asserted'that the problem of spouse
assault is "really a private matter with
social overtones."
A public tongue lashing from NOW
chairwoman Miller followed his
statements.-"I'm tired of hearing it's
the woman's fault."
But she apparently failed to alter his
opinions. He said later, "You're sitting
up there handling murders, vicious
robberies and along comes a woman
whose husband punched her in the eye.
Now that black eye may be very impor-
tant to that woman but relative to
society how important is it? 'The chances
of a domestic assault of turfiin intd

a homicide a
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