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Thursday, May 27, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
sex bias lan awaits H action
By ROSE SUE BERSTEIN approval nor disapproval. He made no drew the University's federal contract
The Departmcnt of Health, Educa- prediction of when HEW would respond eligibility because of alleged sex dis-
tion and Welfare (HEW) has still not officially to the University. crimination.
approved an affirmative action p 1 a n The sections of the University's plan A preliminary plan to achieve employ-
submitted by the University for equal for which HEW has requested additional ment equity was submitted and agreed'
employment of women, according to information include the back pay pro- upon after negotiations, thereby tenta-
John Hodgdon of the Chicago regional vision and the method for checking Uni- Lively restoring the University's contract
HEW office, versity personnel records by computer eligibility.
Vice President for S t a t e Relations for instances of job discrimination. It appears now, however, that no fur-
and Planning Fedele Fauri confirmed Under the proposal the University had ther withholding of contracts will result
that HEW had sent the University a agreed to pay back pay retroactive to from the dispute with HEW. Office of
letter asking for more details about the October, 1968 to women who received Research Administration (ORA) Project
plan. Fauri, who has been designated to less pay than men for the same job. Representative Lee B e a t t y explained
oversee the plan commented, however, It was reported in Monday's Detroit that while federal contracts may be
that HEW had only requested "specifi- Free Press, however, that no back pay withdrawn at any time because of their
cations," but not any "modifications" of has been paid even though two claim- discretionary nature, he did not foresee
the proposal. ants have requested it. any more withdrawals stemming from
Hodgdon. indicated t h a t the letter 'Pending a response from HEW, the the sex discrimination controversy.
sent last Friday to the University asked University's federal contract eligibility Thus, what the University awaits now
further details but expressed neither is only tentative. Last fall, HEW with- is simply a final settlement with HEW. Fedele Fauri
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Riot control practice
Members of a new force of federal "protective officers" practice riot control techniques. The officers,
after being trained in judo, karate and bomb demolition skills, will be assigned to federal offices and
courts. The program grew out of the increasing number of bombings and bomb threats directed at fed-
Violence worries men
WASHINGTON tA -- The Senate yesterday gave the
Nixon administration a victory in its fight for a two year
draft extension by rejecting a move to increase sharply
proposed military pay raises with a 42-31 vote.
The Senate also voted 67-8 yesterday against an
amendment to extend the draft for 18 months. This move
previews next week's showdown vote on the proposal for a
one year draft extension.
The vote against the amendment increasing the pay
raises, which are designed as an incentive to attract more
volunteers and make possible and all-volunteer Army, came
as a blow to opponents of the administration's two year
Supporters of the one year
extension said an increase in U rearborn
pay raises from the $1 billion
urged by the Nixon adminis-
tration to the $2 billion voted
prove their chances of defeat-
ing the House-passed two year L
extension in a vote scheduled el
The votes on the two amend- The man scheduled to become
ments were the last on the bill, the first chancellor of the Uni-
which the Senate has been de- versity's Dearborn Campus has
bating for three weeks, until withdrawn his acceptance of the
after the Memorial Day recess. position "for health reasons."
Arguing for the increased pay, President Robben Fleming in-
Sen. Harold Hughes, (D-Iowa), formed the Regents at their May
the amendment's sponsor, called meeting that Robert Maier made
it simple justice. the request to withdraw with
The administration asked great reluctance.
that the pay raises be spread Maier was appointed to the
over two years, while the post Feb. 25, and was to assume
amendment combines them all office July 1.
in one year. . Fleming s a i d the Dearborn
Sen. John Stennis, (U-Miss.) Campus Chancellor Selection
chairman of the Armed Serv- Avis Chmnte e l tsun
icesComitte an flor em- Advisory Committee h a d sub-
ices Committee and floor mem- mitted the names of other de-
ber-of the draft measure, read sirable a n d acceptable candi-
the Senate a letter from mem- dates as part of the original list.
bers of the Joint Chiefs of Another appointment is expect-
Staff, or their deputies, oppos- ed shortly.
log the pay amendment.
Sen. Peter Dominick -(R- Maier's withdrawal will have
Colo.), said a draft extension of no effect on the Dearborn Cam-
18 months would be enough pus' plans to accept its first
time for the government to freshman class in September.
move to a volunteer force while Dr. Maier has been vice chan-
a one-year extension on June cellor of the University of Wis-
30, 1972, would make it "a consin at Green Bay since 1969.
political football" in the 1972 At the time of the appoint-
presidential campaign when 18 ment, Fleming indicated that
year-olds will vote for the first Maier was chosen largely be-
time, cause of his accomplishments in
Stennis said, however, that an developing a unique environ-
18-month extension would do mental studies curriculum at the
the same thing by making the Green Bay campus.
draft "a red hot issue" in the The environmental program
1972 campaign and would pro- involved students and local res-
bably force action in a lame- idents in a "communiversity"
duck congressional session after program, providing an exchange
the election. of ideas between the two groups.
American men are very wor-
ried about violence in this coun-
try - particularly civil disorder
- and they often are willing to
see substantial police force used
to control it, a nationwide sur-
vey of men's attitudes toward
violence, conducted by the Uni-
versity's Institute for Social Re-
search (ISR) has found.
Over 65 per cent of the men
questioned in the survey men-
tioned some f or m of violence
when asked, "What things going
on in the United States these
days worry or concern you?"
When asked specifically to de-
scribe the "violent events" in
the United States which most
concerned them, 68 p e r cent
mentioned some form of civil
disorder and protest while only
27 per 'cent mentioned the much
discussed issue of crime.
The study findings were based
on extensive interviews during
the summer of 1969 with a sam-
ple of 1,374 me n, aged 16
through 64, throughout the
United States. While represen-
tative of American men gener-
ally, the sample included a larg-
er number of blacks than would
normally have-been questioned.
While most American men
agreed that the basic causes of
violence rest with social prob-
lems such as unemployment,
discrimination and lack of edu-
cation, 30 per cent said that the
way to prevent violence was
through more police force and
stricter, more punitive legisla-
The study found that Ameri-
can men differed greatly in their
interpretations of "violence."
when given nine specific events
and asked if they were acts of
violence, in and of themselves,
the men cited looting most often
(85 per cent) burglary next (65
per cent), followed by draft-card
burning (58 per cent). Only 56
per cent thought that "police
beating students" was a violent
act, and only 32 per cent consid-
ered "police shooting looters" as
A particular focus of the re-
search concerned the question of
how men justify violence. Two
quite different types of violence
were studied specifically: vio-
lence used for social control (such
as police shooting and seating
people) and violence used for so-
cial change (such as violence oc-
curring in ghetto disturbances or
during campus protests).
American men on the shole
felt that the use of violence was
not necessary to bring about ra-
pid social changes in society gen-
erally, nor for blacks or stu-
At the utter end of the spec-
trum, there was a large minority
of men willing to tolerate and
justify the use of a great deal of
violence )y police in order to
control 3olial unrest. 19 to 32 per
cent of the men thought the po-
lice should "shoot to kill" "al-
most alway, or "sometimes"
in ghetto disturbances and in
situations involving "a lot of
property damage by hoodunms or