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Committee's work may give aid
to frustrated students in LSA
By P. E. BAUER And although the committee is not empowered
Literary college freshmen and sophomores who to enact its recommendations, it is able to make
find themselves bored with introductory courses, suggestions on their implementation to the LSA
restricted by course offerings, and generally dis- executive committee.
satisfied with their lowly position on the Univer- The committee, headed by chairman Ron Al-
sity totem pole, now have an advocate in the pern, '74, is optimistic about working with newly
Committee on Undergraduate Experience. appointed literary college Dean Frank Rhodes.
The committee-formed in 1969 as an ad-hoc "Dean Rhodes seems to hold a positive view to-
committee to Dean Willam Hayes, then dean of wards change in the University," says secretary
the literary college-consists of eight students to the committee Andy Weissman. "I'm sure we
and ten faculty members. will be able to work well together."
When it was formed the committee was The committee, relatively unstructured in its
charged with investigating and solving the prob- composition, has addressed itself to a variety of
lems students face regarding course offerings and student problems since its beginning.
requirements. See COMMITTEE, Page 6

-auy-uary Vmtani
CHAIRMAN RON ALPERN discusses the goals of the Committee
on Undergraduate Experience.

FAR OUT
page three ACM;i40,t Lit o
warmer
Thursday, June 17, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
Panther ref uses to
. tes yi Detroit
Li. c s irac case

By GERI SPRUNG
The chief prosecution wit-
ness in the conspiracy-mur-
der trial of 12 Black Panth-
ers in Detroit refused to
testify yesterday.
John (Jerome) Lee. 17, one
of the 15 Panthers originally
° rindicted last fall in the slaying
of Detroit Patrolman Glenn
Smith, had been granted im-
munity to testify for the prose-
Daily- Gary villant cution after giving a statement
d (to police last February.
After stating his name and
Fred (the mongoose) prepares to receive the revenge of the cobras address on the stand yesterday,
in this taxidermist's recreation of what Fred's last moment might Lee confered with his lawyers
have looked like. The valuable piece was recently brought back as and refused to answer any other
a souvenir from Vietnam by Marty Szokola, a young Ann Arbor man.
Judge John Murphy held Lee
[T TAW . R in contempt of court and sen-
SE T * S TAR 1 tenced him to 30 days in jail.
Lee smiled as he heard the sen-
tence.
State it was not clear why Lee
approveschose not to testify.
He is already serving a four-
to-10-year sentence for arson in
his jail cell and one of the po-
lice security officers in court
remarked, "What the hell dif-
By ANITA CRONE ference will 30 days make to
Dial-a-bus is coming closer to implementation in Ann Arbor. Lee's refusal to testify comes
The city has received a letter from the state saying that the state as the prosecution is winding up
is prepared to fund the project. However, implementation of the open- its three-week case against the
ing stages of the project is not expected until around the middle of 12 Panthers eventually charged
i September. with conspiracy to murder in
Dial-a-bus is the name given to a unique concept in city trans- the slaying of Smith last Oc-
portation. It combines the large passenger capacity of a bus with the tober near the Detroit Panther
destination mobility of a taxi-cab. headquarters.
e An Policemen have testified that
The Ann Arbor proposal would initially have three vehicles, persons from inside the head-
People in a given operating neighborhood would call a number to quarters shot at them during a
reach the bus lines. They would give their desired destination; these 12-hour seige.
would include regions as campus, downtown shopping area, or State According to the testimony,
Street shopping area. The dial-a-bus vehicle then would pick the all but three of the Panthers
party up at his door, and take him to his destination. who were inside the house sur-
The return trip would be run in much the same manner. The user rentere peacefly ater re-
would telephone and give his location. The dial-a-bus would pick him porter Nadine Brown of the
up at the shopping area and return him to his door weekly-was admitted into the
Dial-a-bus would be able to service a large number of people house to negotiate. Brown said
in a given area. Due to its larger size, the dial-a-bus service would the -Panthers finally decided to
cost less than taxi-cab rates over the same distance. come out after she "told them
The city has yet to draw up a final contract with the state to the people outside had vowed to
finalize the $105,000 necessary for the one-year trial program. The protect them."
state would pay $56,000, with the city assuming- the balance of the The other three Panthers were
program's cost. See KEY, Page 6
It is hoped that the program would provide better transporta- The Michigan Daily, edited and man-
tion for city residents, particularly in areas where there is little or aged by students at the University of
Michigan. News phone: 764-0552. Second
no bus service at the present time. Phase one of the prgram would be Class postage paid at Ann Arbor, Mich-
implemented in that area. igan. 420 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
Phase two would bring about additional dial-a-bus service to other da 4hSeugsSPublished daily v-
areas of the city, and perhaps include other destination areas as well. sity year. Subscription rates: $10 by
Phase two is scheduled for implementation after an analysis by the carrIer, $55 by mast.
Summer Session published Tuesday
Ann Arbor Transit Authority of the initial phase. through Saturday morning. Subscrip-
The program has been in the planning stages for over two years. tion rates: $5 by carrier, $5 by mall.

Pipe (ream?
Nearly 160 miles of pipe lie in storage in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
The pipe is to be used for the proposed Trans-Alaska oil line pro-
ject which is presently being held up due to objections from
environmentalists.
BARGAINING UNIT:
State a ppeals court
accept s ,'IRA case

By ROBERT SCHREINER
The Michigan Court of Appeals
has agreed to hear a case in
which the University is contest-
ing a ruling by the Michigan Em-
ployment Relations Commission
(MERC) that found the Interns
and Residents Association of the
Medical Center (IRA) an appro-
priate unit for collective bargain-
ing purposes.
However, no date has yet been
set for the hearing.
The Court's decision may influ-
ence a related hearing set for
tomorrow, in which MERC is
scheduled to rule on an- unfair
labor practice charge brought
against the University by the
IRA.
The IRA is seeking a MERC
ruling to order the University to
bargain with it in its attempts to
obtain a union contract..
Interns, residents and post-doc-
toral fellows at the center com-
pleted the final step May 7 in

becoming the first group of un-
ionized students at a university
by approving IRA as its official
collective bargaining agent.
But the University had refused
to accept a previous 2-1 MERC
decision granting IRA status as
a collective bargaining agent, and
so on April 5, the University ask-
ed the Court to review the MERC
decision.
The University has steadfastly
opposed IRA's year-old drive for
unionization, maintaining that in-
terns are not really employes of
the University but instead are in-
volved in a training program with
a status similar to students.
At the time of the appeal, the
University had asked for a stay
of the election approving IRA.
The court declined the request
but at the same time said the Uni-
versity did not have to begin bar-
gaining until the appeal was act-
ed on.

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