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Wednesday, July 19, 1972

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ing them wrong preconceptions.
We present them with realities."
But one parent said of this ses-
sion, "It 'wasn't real red-hot.
The counselors came o and
stared at us as if they expected
us to start talking."
Another dynamic University
official who addresses the par-
ents is John Feldkamp, Director
of Housing. He tells the parents
not to worry; their child will be
perfectly safe living in the dorm.
Doors should be locked, however.
and valuables should be en-
graved with a serial number un-
der the "operation identifica-
tion" system.
The session which perhaps
causes the most controversy is
the talk given on the Health
Service. The talk is given by a
doctor of the Health Service

staff and covers the general
plan of the Health Service, fees.
and information on birth control.
drugs. and venereal disease.
Dr. Lieberman, who gives the
talk every Tuesday, outlined
their policy on contraceptives
and abortion. "Most of the 36
pregnancy cases which we get a
month go to New York for an
abortion . . . the VD epidemic
is not as bad, as you would
think . . . the drug situation is
not as bad as it used to be, pos-
sibly because of Drug Help, the
fact that bad trips happen at
night, and that drugs are no
longer a novelty in college."
When the session was over sev-
eral parents breathed sighs of
relief. Two parents started talk-
ing about the sex education pro-
grams their children had had in
high school, but the discussion
soon changed to the senior prom.
Although Dr: Lieberman was
very specific and quoted sta-
tistics, several parents asked
this reporter for specific infor-
mation on campus drug use and
the VD "epidemic." The doctor
who talked to them, they com-
plained, wasn't specific.
The same parents, who were
from a Detroit suburb, also
wanted the "real story" on the
racial situation in the dorms
and the non-student populace in
Ann Arbor.
A student orientation leader,
Rich Bootlh, reported that about
30 parents usually attend the
first afternoon session, and 18
to 20 parents stay for the entire
three day session.
"It's unfortunate - that the
wrong parents come to parent
orientation," Booth said. "Most
of them went to college them-
selves and have some idea of
what it's like. The ones we
really want to reach - those
who have little idea of what col-
lege life is like-don't come.
- However, as he spoke a vis-
ibly nervous elderly woman, who
later said that her only daugh-
ter was entering nursing school,
suddenly began to struggle with
a tear.
Which goes to show that col-
lege can be more traumatic for
the parents than for the kids.

struck by lightning," said the tree.
Women nvade male territory

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a few orientation women have
come in to try out for Univer-
sity bands this summer. He add-
eed, however, that "a relatively
small percentage of women have
been interested in being in
marching band."
A possible reason for this lack
of response, Cavender said, is
that "gals aren't as interested
in any activity as violently phy-
sical as marching."
Cavender thinks that women's
interests change when they enter
college. He feels that high school

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girls "have a ball" in their
marching bands because of the
less strenuous standards, but
that they "put high school
marching band behind them just
like they did their dolls or Girl
He cited "male interests," sor-
ority work and political move-
ments as examples of activities
which replace women's interests
in marching band.
Cavender is concerned that
"the girls who do try out go in
with .their eyes open."
"I don't paint a candy-coated
picture of what being in the
marching band is like," he ex-
plained. "We don't coddle and
we don't baby. We never have."
Cavender requires "ability and
dedication" in his band mem-
bers, and refuses to lower the
standards for anyone. "If we
have a girl in the band, it will
be because she dan play well.
She won't be a token."
Since the all-male band has
been a long-standing tradition
at Michigan, the change prob-
ably won't occur without some
opposition, however.
"I expect that if women are
allowed in the band, some people
will be disappointed," Cavender
explsined, citing alumnae and
male bsnd members as possible
sources of opposition.
He calls the opposition "a
matter of tradition" and is con-
fident that the a d j u s t m e n t
shouldn't take too long once
women are admitted into the
In an effort to eliminate some
of the male hostilities toward
new bandswomen, Cavender has
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their feelings about having wo-
men in the band.
Clark case:
(continued from Page 1)
The Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW)
charged the University with
sexism in its employment prac-
tices two years ago. The Uni-
versity submitted an affirma-
tive action plan which has not
yet been approved by HEW.
The Clark decision, however,
according to Shortridge "doesn't
change the legal picture" re-
garding the affirmative action
"It doesn't create any prob-
lems that they (the adminis-
tration) .didn't have before. But
it may force the University to
change its official point of
view," says Nordin. "If the Uni-
versity develops a clear proce-
dure to eliminate sex discri-
mination, it could have a posi-
tive effect," says Edwards.
Draft calls
to hit 75
Those men with draft numbers
75 or below will be called by
Michigan draft boards for in-
duction in August, it was report-
ed by the State Selective Serv-
ice yesterday.
The August induction call will
affect 1,447 men. Under a re-
cent change in regulations those
men can now enlist in the Na-

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