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Thursday, May 11, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Thursday May 11, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seve~ri

County committees to
study female status
By JAN BENEDETTI mittee can obtain funds from
The formation of two advisory other sources besides the coun-
committees on the status of ty.
women in Washtenaw County According to Sayre, Atty.
was approved recently by the Gen. Frank Kelley is reviewing
county board of commissioners. the resolution to determine its
The board voted 7-6 for a legality. The legal question re-
county Advisory Committee on volves around whether coun-
the Status of Women. It stipu- ty government is empowered to
lated that eight of the fifteen create a county women's com-
members be black, and that mission.
three of the black women and "There is no statute that says
two of the white women be re- specifically that it can be done,
cipients of some type of public ificall y that e done,
assisance.but it doesn't say that we can't,
asistace. m ft if the commissioners wish,"
The general aim of the comn- Sarsy.
mittee is to "stimulate and en-
courage study and review of the The Committee on the Status
status of women" in the county, of Women Employes in Washte-
according to the resolution pro- naw county wa also officially
viding for the committee. recognized by the board.
The range of possible areas of According to Kathy Devine, a
concern include discrimination member of the employe commit-
in employment, methods to as- tee, the board's "vote of confi-
sist women in developing skills dence" gives the group the
and to continue education. "right to use duplicating services
According to County Com- to get out information and to
missioner Susan Sayre, applica- hold meetings during working
tions for membership will be hours" to make them more ac-
available next week. All women cessible to women employes.
In the county are eligible for The purpose of the employe
consideration. The board's ad- committee, according to Devine,
ministration and taxation com- is to provide a "place where wo-
mittee will select the members, men can get together to voice
Though the budget provision their concerns to a group that
was deleted from the resolution understands the role of women
providing for the committee, in the county and wants to help
Sayre is hopeful that the com- strengthen it."
City has new budget
(Continued from Page 3) Although the budget' adopted
increased expenditures for social for the next fiscal year provides
programs including child care, a $96,000 contingency fund,
Ozone House, the Free Medical Mayor Robert Harris said this
Clinic and the emergency hous-. will not cover wage increases.
Ing fund. "I'm delighted with the bud-
The revised budget incorpo- get, given the amount of money
rates additional revenues the we had to work with, and the
city expects from the University, desire not to lay off people,"
under an agreement reached be- Harris said.
tween the city and the Univer- However, Councilman Jerry De
sity to provide police protection Grieck (HRP-First Ward) cri-
for the University, and allocates ticized the large allocation to
money to hire six additional the police department "when so
police officers. manyother needs of the people
are not being met"
De Grieck said that he and
Councilwoman aney Wechsler
Rock n roll HRP-Second Ward) "vted for
(Continued from Page 3) the budget, stating we didn't
Last yea's voter iegistration agree with the priorities. Hut it
and Crafts Day may also be re- was the best we could do to get
vived in this year's program. money for social programs."
Concert organizers have in- "The additional money for
sisted that they cannot tolerate child care, the rent for the com-
the selling of hard drugs in the munity center, the money for
concert park area. No police- the summer concerts and the
men will enter the park area. free clinic, more money for
Instead, the Psychedelic Rang- emergency housing and trans-
Isteadopofcmunt-r portation were all parts of the
ganized people will assist In buget thaHRdemndedbe
parking problems and organiza- mincluded," Wechsler said.
tion inside the concert area. The Republican council mem-
A total of 60 thousand rock be howevercoe atoo
fans attended the summer music much money was spent for social
concerts in the park last sum- e shuld be involved in the
mer, approximately 5.000 e a c h real business of a city govern-
weekra hent-funding the police, fire,
All performers will appear ay and building and safety depart-
their own expense. Formerly, ments, rather than day care or
optional donations have been Dail-A-Ride," said Richard Had-
used to cover maintenance and ler (R-Third Ward).
service expenses. This year the._
city has agreed to help finance
the concerts and has allocated S P E C I A L
$4,000 dollars from its budget
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Protesters

demonstrate,
tie up traffic
(Continued from Page 1)
crowd. There were no arrests or
injuries.
At the University of Wiscon-
sin 4,000 students broke into
"affinity groups" and disrupted
traffic throughout. Madison, the
state capital. Police were report-
edly using tear gas to break up
the groups. Earlier in the day,
400 law students were arrested
when they sat in at the federal
building.
Tear gas was used by police
to disperse a crowd estimated
at 1,000 students at the Univer-
sity of California at Berkeley.
There were 20 arrests and some
30 injuries. Later in the day stu-
dents were unsuccessful in an
attempt to block traffic on a
nearby highway.
Members of Congress also an-
nounced support for protests.
Sen. Harold Hughes (D-Iowa)
and Alan Cranston (D-Cal.)
said they would lead a prayer
vigil on the Capitol steps this
morning at the hour the mines
in North Vietnam' are scheduled
to be activated.
Cranston and Rep. Abner
Mikva (D-Ill.) called on stu-
dents to converge on Washing-
ton to urge their senators and
representatives to oppose the
latest war moves.
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