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TALK OF THE 'U' sex information
Behind the news 1

rhe Pill

Police officers are finding Pappas' Coney Island on East
Liberty a good place to eat - and a cheap place, too.
In the interest of maintaining "good relations" with the
police, patrolmen are given a 50 per cent discount on food at the
restaurant if they are in uniform.
Lt. Eugene Staudenmeir of the Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment says the practice is not against departmental regulations,
but admits that it isn't "good police practice."
And City Attorney Jerald Lax says that while there is no
city ordinance prohibiting gifts to city workers, a seldom en-
forced state law prohibits gifts to civil employes.
Despite continuing doubts as to the legality of restaura-
teurs discounting food for public servants on duty, there is little
doubt that lots of police officers eat at Pappa's. "They come
in here all the time, they drive me crazy," says one waitress.
But, as Pappas himself points out, "There's no trouble in
the restaurant when they're eating here."
Students, faculty, and administrators will all have a new
kind of identifiaction card complete with photograph within
a year. Although students have long complained that present
cards are easy for thieves to use, the impetus for the change
apparently has come from University safety director Col. Fred-
erick Davids' annoyance at the lack of security in University
buildings, especially the Administration Building.
"These little kids come in here and you ask them 'Can I
help you?' and tsey say they're looking ror the bathroom - you
know damn well what they're after," said Davids recently.
Longhaired students out for a stroll recently found a less
than cordial welcome at fNorth Hall, home of the Univeristy's
ROTC program. Although a sign on the front entrance indicated
the building was open for another 30 minutes, until 5 p.m., they
were soon informed of the building's "imminent closing" by a
Sanford Security guard who ushered the quartet out. The four
had just begun reading a Navy poster warning that marijuana
leads to "grass."
Monday, five AFSCME local 1583 stewards and officers from
the University went to Gull Lake, near Battle Creek, for a week-
long labor institute program. On Wednesday, James Thiry, man-
ager of University employe and union relations, received the
following postcard from an anonymous source:
"Dear Jim,
Wish you were here; somebody drowned today."
Barbara Newell, former acting Vice President for Student
Services, will probably be leaving the University soon. Newell,
now an assistant to President Robben Fleming, has reportedly
been job hunting for about a year and among the positions she
has interviewed for are presidencies of several institutions.
Col. F red e r i c k Davids, the ex-commander of The
Michigan State police now resident at the University as
"Safety Director" is reportedly unhappy with the efficiency of
Sanford Security - the private security service hired by the
University at a cost of about $600,000 annually.
Davids thinks they are inefficient, lazy and badly trained, and
he says their tendency to "sleep on the job" makes them of little
value in protecting University facilities.
An example of Davids' worst fears being realized is the
efficiency of the patrol in the office building where Davids him-
self is headquartered.
Two sleuths, hoping to find interesting material on Ad-
ministration building desk-tops, had hidden in the third floor
men's room of the building at closing time recently and waited
for secretaries and administrators to leave for home.
They were interrupted at about 6 p.m. by a Sanford guard
- equipped with a shaving kit - who entered the bath room
to the giggles of the two amateur 007's. The guard was obviously
taken-aback and said nothing, The sleuths escaped through a
fire door.
An obscene phone caller is currently harrassing women in
the campus area. The caller identifies himself as a survey work-
er for Saks Fifth Avenue, but his questions are something else
altogether.
Saks reports several women have questioned them about the
calls. If the caller gets your number, you should hang up im-
mediately and report him to the phone company, which is
undertaking an investigation. Keep a record of the time and
date of the call. There's not much the phone company can do,
but they try to establish a pattern and find the caller. If he
persists, the best you can do is change your telephone number,
but it costs eight dollars.
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Friday, June 11, 1971 MewsPhone: 764-0552
NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT SCHREINER

IS I Il l l l llp

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This regular
questioo-and-answer calumn on
mattesof sexual concern isbing
published ia eo-operatio'n with
Counseling Services, a division of
the Office oft Student Services
Questions moay be sest to Box 25,
The Daily, 42tMaynard, or phoo-
ed into 76-GUIDE, the Counsel-
ing Services' 24-hour counseling
and referral service.)
By ROBERT KOOP
Q. What about the Pill? How
does it work? How effective is it?
A. Oral contraceptive p Ills
contain chemical hormones sim-
ilar to the estrogen and proges-
terone normally produced by a
woman's ovaries. Their principal
mode of action is to stop ovula-
tion from occurring. They do this
by creating a sort of pseudo-
pregnancy which lasts as long
as the woman keeps taking the
pills.
The ovaries respond to t h i s
pseudo-pregnancy by refusing to
release an egg (ovum), just as
they do during a real pregnancy,
And no egg means no fertiliza-
tion means no pregnancy.
The few pregnancies which
have occurred while women were
taking the Pill are thought to be
due to:
1. Forgetting to taketone or
more pills and failing to use a
backup method of contraception
for the rest of the cycle;
2. Having sexual intercourse
during the first two weeks after
beginning the Pill without using
an additional contraceptive meth-
od;
3. Changing from a higher dos-
age to a lower dosage pill without

using a backup contraceptive me-
shod until the system adjusts to
the switch,
Q. I recently stopped, taking the
pill after three years. When can
S exrect my first period?
A. When a woman stops taking
the Pill her normal cycle should
resume within six or eight weeks.
If eight weeks have passed with-
out a period after stopping t h e
Pill you should see a doctor (pre-
ferably a gynecologist).
The fertility of a woman after
stopping the Pill depends a lot
on the function of the pituitary
gland. There are indications that
15% of all women will men-
struate within one month after
discontinuing the Pill and that
50% will have menstruated by
the time two and a half months
are past. ThFre may be a small
number of women who experience
lack of ovulation after stopping
the Pill. Many of these women
can be helped with medication.
It is a myth that women are
more fertile after using the Pill.
This just ain't-so. The ova are
not "saved up" while the P i l l
is being used, but rather a r e
absorbed by the woman's system.
While we're on thesubject,I'd
like to point out that there has
been no demonstrated increase in
spontaneous abortions or ab-
normal births occurring to ex-
Pill users. Another myth.
Q. What re the long-term ef-
fects of using the Pill? Who
shouldn't take it?
A. There are a lot of wonmen
who shouldn't take the Pill, which

is why a doctor's prescription is
required before youcan get them,
The major concern in taking
oral contraceptives is that of
blood-clotting (thrombosis) in
the heart or a blood vessel, stop-
ping circulation. A doctor w ill
usually not recommend that a
woman take the Pill if she has a
history of vein inflammation or
clotting. As far as is known,
thrombosis is potentially the most
dangerous complication of oral
contraception.
The Pill is also not recom-
mended for women who are dia-
betic, chronically alcoholic, sub-
ject to frequent or severe migrane
headaches, or hypertension, or
to women who have hepatitis.
Another problem, or potential
problem, with the use of the Pill
oven an extended period of time-
may be cancer. However, there is
no evidence that there is a cor-
relation between Pill-taking and
cancer. No woman has been
shown to have cancer because she
used the Pill.
There are all sorts of different
ideas about this among experts.
Some feel that the routine exam-
ination - including a Pap smear
(cancer test) - obtained w hen
women go on the Pill permits ear-
ly detection of cervical cancer
and allows for a cure. So me
experts believe that using t h e
Pill actually reduces the possibil-
ity of cervical cancer. Very little
is known about any potential0,
danger of breast cancer after
long-term use of the Pill.
I will have more on the P iIl
in my next column.

r-
Letters to The Dail
Bach Club
To The Daily:
A COPY of this letter has been
sent to the president and officers
in charge of publicity, Bach Club:
The Bach Club has gained ex-
posure and attracted members pri-
marily through the use of cleverly
drawn posters. This week's poster,
however, is grossly insulting to
women (and conscious men) and
demonstrates blatant' sexploita-
tion.
Women's bodies have been used
as bait for cars and deodorants and
trips to Bermuda. Our bodies have
adorned every salable prduct
ever conceived by ousines'm n.~
The expectations of the advertis-
ers/businessmen are that the sex-
ual fantasies of the male consum.r
will overwhelm his wallet control.-
The Bach Club's poster follows
in this tradition. Caricat're of
provocatively dressed women of-
fering their services to men is not
amusing in a society whose womnn
are commonly degraded and denied
full rights as human beings. To
perpetuate such conceptions of
women as objectified om modties "h !i*
and men as lusting buyers is tea
tionary and inexcusable.,

5'

-Lydia Kleiner, G
June 10
To The Daily:
I READ WITH regret
Prof D. J. Plessas of the
Public Health in the I
Times last month. As a
the University, I feel
to reply. -
Plessas attacks the p
circles who lost their d
the changes that Greec
dergoing when the junta
"instant" revolutionaries
those unfortunate Unive
fessors who lost their po
were forced to leave tI
and the young Greeks m
abroad rather than, fat
tration camps "playboy
imposed exile . . . biz
trical types." The Gre
putting aside all their4
bles, are joining force
effort to achieve free
tice, and democracy -
which were conceived
tured in Greece.
Plessas asserts "the;
significant ideological,

irid nomic or political differences be-
tween the junta and its more legi-
timate predecessors."
Greece A number of measures taken by
the junta such as the control of
trade unions, syndicates and col-
a letter by lective bodies, the role of the re-
School of ligious authorities as makers of
New York the ideology, the appointment of
Greek at government "commissioners" in
compelled public organizations and private
corporations alike, and the erec-
rogressive ion of a new structure of Privi-
rersie leges, remind me of the corporate
reamsfor state of Mussolini and Salazar. The
struck as new constitution is a charter that
s-lie calls reserves ultimate power to the
armed forces and to selected seg-
ersity pro- ments of the top echelons of Greek.
sitions and bureaucracy. Under this constitu-
he country tion the armed forces are formal-
eho a ed ly as well as in substance beyond
.s in self- the reach of the elected govern-
,ar thsea- ment. This, of course, has deeper
sine thea- consequences for the socio-politi-,
ek peo ple. cal life of the country.
s in their Mr. Plessas raises a fundamental
dom, jus- question: what are the Greeks
- qualities fighting for?
and nur- Since ancient times, Greece has"
been in an eternal motion upward
re are no and downward, backward and for-
socio-eco- ward, between heaven and hell. For

the past several years this has
also been the story, of the political
and cultural life of Greece. Greece
went into a frenzied search for an
ideal, and no sooner did she touch
heaven than she fell, cut by the
colonels' sword.
It is in her nature to search for
this ideal again-we do not know
where to go, but we still retain
our faith and enthusiasm. May we
invent something marvelous: Per-
haps, but alas, it will not be a
military dictatorship.
-Basilis Gidas
Physics Department
May 4
Letters to The Daily should
be' mailed to the Editorial Di-
rector or 'delivered to M a r y
Rafferty in the Student Pub-
lications business office in the
Michigan Daily building. Let-
ters should be typed, double-
spaced and normally should
not exceed 250 words. The
Editorial Directors reserve the
right to edit all letters sub-
mitted.

Stuaner Editorial Staff
STEVE KOPPMAN LARRY LE IERT
Co-Editor Co-Edit,
ROBERT C0NROW..........Books Editor
JIM JUDKIS. .. ...... ............. ... ..... Photography Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Rose Sue Berstein, Mark Dilen, Jonathan Miller, Robert
Schreiner, GetiSsprung

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