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IKELETONS IN THE CLosE r , I

As predicted in this column
last week, Dr. Barbara Newell
is leaving the University. Dr.
Newell, former acting vice pre-
sident for student services, will
become associate provost f or
graduate studies at the Uni-
versity of Pittsburgh, and an
economics professor as The
Daily reported Wednesday.
a a
A high-level executive of a
Western Michigan chemical firm
recently traveled with a group of
churchmen to consult with the
U.S. tean of negotiators at the
Paris peace talks.
The executive reports that Am-

Although the war has not
yet reached the proportions of
the organized battling over
heroin in Detroit, in which
over 50 people have been killed
in the past year, a pattern
seems to be establishing itself
locally.
Recently the confrontations
have settled around white freak
pushers who have been the vic-
tims of attacks and beatings at
the hands of black junkies.
This week, after being beaten
severely and robbed, one white
pusher found the police knock-
ing at his door. His house was
searched and he was arrested
on a drug charge.
Observers have commented
that the timing of the beat-
ing - shortly followed by the
search - could hardly h a v e
been coincidental.
The caller was specific. He had
just seen some men unloading 50
or so rifles from the basement of
the Kelsey Museum on S t a t e
Street into he interior of a
Grand Rapids Museum Depart-
ment truck.
"What could they be up to?"
the caller wanted to know.
Yesterday, a Kelsey museum
spokeswoman said that the rifles,
all of which she claimed w e r e
unusable, were on a "routine
transfer" to the Grand Rapids
Museum.
"Such transfers are not un-
common," she said, pointing out
that the guns werz a gift to the
State of Michigan from the De-
fense Department at the close of
the Second World War.
Former SGC executive vi c e
president and one time Radical
Independent Party candidate
for city council Jerry De Grieck
has resigned from the Office
of Student Services Policy
Board,
De Grieck, who was appoint-
ed to the OSS board while a
member of SGC, is currently
working for OSS at a salary
of $500 a month and it seems
that the conflict of interest was
a strain on his conscience.

DeGrieck says he resigned be-
cause "although I initially did
not think I was in a conflict of
interest situation, it is only a
summer job and students asso-
ciated with OSS and SGC during
the year often engage in such
work because of their knowledge
of the office.
"Because people expressed
concern I felt it better that I re-
sign however."
When the Associated Press'
China correspondent, John Rod-
erick, left the Peoples Republic of
China after his April trip into
the country with the U.S. Ping
Pong team, he left a pair of socks
at Canton's Tung Fung Hotel.
While in Hong Kong, typing
his remaining notes from the vis-
it, he received several calls from
the China Travel Service office.
Last week, at his T o k y o of-

Bruce: "They all ..."
bassador David K. Bruce gave
a lengthy talk and explained that
no delegation other than the
American was talking to all the
others, resulting in an extreme
lack of communication.
The ambassador then opened
the meeting to questions from
the floor. At this time, one
churchman remarked, "Would-
n't it be great if the talks could
become more civilized, with each
party talking comfortably with the
others?"
"Indeed," answered B r u c e,
"but that would present us with
a problem in addressing them
as all of the Asians look alike."
Ann Arbor may be in the
midst of a war for control of
the local drug market.

Apollo: No Wolverine
fice, Roderick received through
the mail a long brown sealed en-
velope from Hong Kong. Inside
were his socks - still unwashed.
All three astronauts sched-
uled to fly aboard the Apollo 15
moonflight next month are
alumni of the University, but
plans to christen one of the
Apollo 15 modules "Wolverine"
have been nixed". -
It seemed the bureaucrats
feared jealousy from other
schools' without a spaceship
named after them.
6

Commission's reply
to Clark decision
(iLdor's note: The women's Commission has asked The Daily to
Print their original letter to the Executive Officers on the Cheryl
Clark rase to correct certain ineenracies in yesterday's article.)
'HE COMMISSION on Women strongly feels that the procedures
and concepts on which the decision in the grievance case of
Cheryl Clark were based are in basic conflict with the guidelines
enumerated in the University's Affirmative Action Program. There-
fore, the Commission on Women requests that the Executive Offi-
cers review the case.
The Affirmative Action Program commits the University to
eliminating sex discrimination and to achieving salary equity be-
tween men and women having equivalent responsibilities, perform-
ance, and qualifications. As the courts have searched to eliminate
patterns of discrimination in employment, they have determined
that any criteria used must be demonstrated to be relevant to the
job at hand.
Further, it is the sense of the Commission on Women that it is
the obligation of the University, not of the grievant, to prove the
relevance of those criteria used to justify salary differentials. If
this is not done to the satisfaction of an impartial judge, and a
salary differential between male and female peers persists, then
redress is mandatory. In the case of Clark, the concept of job
relevant criteria was not fully utilized, nor was there proof that
salary differentials between Miss Clark and her male peers were
established on the basis of such job relevant criteria.
IN JUSTIFYING its decision, the Complaint Review Committee
msade reference to market values as criteria for establishing dif-
ferent salary levels. The Commission on Women feels that this
concept not only conflicts with the concept of job relevant criteria,
but that it is fundamentally in conflict with the goals of equity
established in the University's Affirmative Action Program. If
market value refers to the different values of criteria such as edu-
cation, training, and experience that are related to the job at hand,
the concept is defensible, but redundant and unnecessary. If it does
not apply to criteria that can be clearly demonstrated to be rele-
vant to the job at hand, then the concept is not defensible in estab-
lishing equity and eliminating discrimination. Finally, in a system
where substantial salary differentials have been shown to exist
between men and women in the same profession, the continued
use of "market value" criteria sanctions and supports existing
discrimination.
ADDITIONALLY, the problems of disclosure of information
needed for the development of a grievance case have not been
eliminated despite the reaffirmation of right of discovery as a part
of the Affirmative Action Program jo make the management re-
view stage equitable, protection against all such errors and unfair-
ness must be assured.
We should also like to point out that in this management re-
view process, the role of the Women's Commission representative
was extremely ambiguous. In the first case, the Women's Commis-
sion representative was not included in all meetings and did not
have a position of direct give and take as would be normally a part
of a collective decision. Before the Women's Commission represent-
ative is again use in the management review process, careful re-
examination of the role and procedures must occur.
Superficial changes in the existing management review system
will not solve the problem. The final decision on a discrimination
matter should not be left to those parties whose original decisions
are the basis for complaint.
The Commission on Women has offered an alternative proce-
dure for the review of back pay cases. We urge immediate adoption
of these procedures because we feel they would provide for the just
and effective implementation of the University's Affirmative Action
Program.
WHATEVER the procedures, the Commission urges the Univer-
sity to try to settle complaints within its own community. Clark
was advised that the course of action within the University com-
munity available to her was through the management review pro-
cess, which she used. She was further advised that if she was dis-
satisfied with this result, her only recourse was to outside agencies.
This approach breeds mistrust and discontent as well as years of
delay and turmoil.
The Commission urges the Executive Officers to study the Clark
case closely. After review, we believe you will agree with us that
there is need for a drastic change in the decision reached, the
rationale on which the decision is based, and the procedures used
for making the decision.
Pe.r

4.

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sex information
The Pill, part two

(EDITOR's NOTE: This regular
question-and-answer column on
mattersofsexualconcern isbeing
published in co-operation with
Counseling Services, a division of
thesOffice of Student Services.
Questions may be seat to Boxs25,
The Daily, 420 Maynard, or phon-
ed into 76-GUIDE, the Counsel-
ing Services' 24-hour counseling
and referral service.)
By ROBERT KOOP
Q. What are the psychological
effects of using the Pill?
A. The Pill is a powerful medi-
cation consisting of chemical hor-
mones similar to those normally
produced by a woman's ovaries
(estrogen and progesterone). It is
also an extremely effective con-
traceptive. Either or both of
these factors may cause varying
psychological reactions in d i f-
ferent women, although there is
too little evidence to make really
definitive statements either way.
The Pill provides you, first
of all, with a feeling of security
- it eliminates the fear of preg-
nancy. There may be a feeling
of improvement in your overall
life situation after beginning use
of the Pill.
Many women experience a re-
duction in premenstrual tension
and the emotional stresses that
go with it when they go on the
Pill. Some women experience
changeable moods and periods of

easy crying which may or may
not continue. Occasionally, wo-
men report that they feel de-
pressed while on the Pill.
Some people experience a
greater receptivity to sex while
others report they don't enjoy it
as much while they're on the
Pill. (This may be psychological in
origin.)
It's very hard to figure out how
the Pill works psychologically, but
some researchers feel that the ef-
fects may have something to do
with a feeling of guilt or resent-
ment over using it.
To some extent it might reduce
the pleasure of spontaneous inter-
course - using the Pill makes it
planned somehow. Some women
on the Pill feel contraception is
wrong, so they feel guilty about
using it. Some are uneasy about
taking -it, but feel pressured to
by their partners or social stand-
ards, so they feel resentful.
The effects vary, as you may
have gathered, and there's no
way to predict how the Pill will
affect an individual, so I guess in
some ways there's no simple an-
swer to the question.
Q. How acceptable is the Pill
as a contraceptive, all things
considered?
A. Extremely. Oral contracep-
tives are the most effective a n d

widely acceptable method of con-
traception now available to wo-
men. They are used by women of
all ages within the childbearing
range.
The Pill has the major advant-
age of being used independently
of intercourse - unlike most oth-
er methods where you've got to
do something or other each time
you have relations. It's cheap -
$2.50 or less per month (plus
doctor's bills). It's easy to take
- but you do have to remember
it.
Some people have resetvations
about the safety of the Pill, but
when you weight the risks against
those of pregnancy and delivery
or abortion, it is generally re-
garded as safer for most women.
Clearly, the Pill is not ideal.
It tampers with a woman's deli-
cate endocrine system by adding
doses of powerful artificial hor-
mones. But until something better
is developed, it's pretty hard to
beat.
Q. What's the difference b e -
tween all the different types of
Pills?
A. There are two basic types of
pills in use today - combined
and sequential. The combined
pills all contain estrogen and pro-
gesterone together. The sequen-
tial pills must be taken in order
- they are a series of estrogen
pills followed by a series of pro-
gesterone pills. The combination
pills are more effective.
Aside from this distinction, the
only basic difference between
different Pills is in the dosage
of the two hormones. They vary
greatly. This is one of the reasons
why it is important to have a
doctor prescribe pills for y o u.
If you take a friend's pills the
dosage may not be right for you
and complications - or preg-
nancy - could result.

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Friday, June 18, 1971 News Phone: 764-0552
NIGHT EDITOR: JONATHAN MILLER

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