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Partly coudy,
chance of thundershowers

Saturday, July 10, 1971
viewed as
A perennial problem faced
by students as they return
to the University each year
is finding a place to live. In
the summer months, mostly
July and August, applica-
tions for housing come pil-
oing in to the University, are
processed, and assessments
are made as to how many of
the students can be accom-
Bearing the brunt of housing
L incoming freshmen will be the
University housing system.
At this point it appears that
the University's facilities will be
adequate to handle the expected
flood of housing applications.
University officials are cautious
about making any predictions,
Whowever, as housing applications
are still coming in.
John Finn of the housing of-
fice said yesterday the Univer-
sity would probably fill all avail-
able room for men, while ex-
pecting to have a few women's
vacancies in the fall.
This analysis, however, is
merely tentative, with an accu-
rate picture not to be available
at least until late in August,
according to Finn.
The University's ability to
handle student housing needs,
he said, will depend on how
many students will seek apart-
ment housing rather than the
Major Ann A r b o r landlords
report apartments being rented
at about the normal rate, and
express the expectation thai
they will fill all vacancies, pos-
sibly in advance of school's
opening in September.
A third alternative which has
become increasingly popular in
recent years is the cooperative
housing system.
Officials at the Inter-Cooper-
ative Council, coordinator of co-
operative housing, report that
cooperatives w ill undoubtedly
not be able to handle all the
persons applying for rooms.


News Phone: 764-0552

Ma Bell: A CIChp) mother
Striking Michigan Bell employes relax while picktting during the second day of their wildcat walk-
out. Strikers are protesting the refusal of the company to pay employes who would not cross a picket
line in Dearborn. Supervisory personnel and some regular workers manned operations for local fa-
cilities of the company, and Bell officials claimed that service has not been impaired.
Women's liberation supporters
F wok
aid striking Fo tomat wuscorkers

rate up
in state
By The Associated Press
Michigan's unemployment
rate for June climbed to
the highest p o i n t in ten
y e a r s, the Michigan Em-
ployment Security Commis-
sion (MESC) reported yes-
William Ford, MESC director,
said the state's jobless rate was
9.4 per cent, the highest it has
been since 1961 when it stood
at 10 per cent.
The s t a t e 's unemployment
rate in May was 7.9 per cent.
The rate was also well above
the recently announced national
rate for June of 5.6 per cent.
Ford said 351,000 were report-
ed jobless in June compared
with 288,000 in May.
In the three-county Detroit
metropolitan a r e a unemploy-
ment rose to 9.5 per cent.
The number of jobless in the
area rose from 130,000 in May
to 171,000 in June.
On the national level, how-
ever, there was relatively good
news for the economy.
The Labor Department re-
ported yesterday that there was
only a moderate rise in the
wholesale price index in June.
The index rose four-tenths of
one per cent in June, the same
increase as the-May rate. This
indicates that recent sharp rises
in consumer prices may decele-
rate in future months.
Although the index isn'trre-
garded as the best measure of
inflation in the economy, the
industrial commodities which
are part of it are viewed as a
sensitive indicator.
Whole prices for industrial
commodities advanced only two-
tenths of one per cent in June,
down from May's four-tenths of
one per cent.
However, adjusted for sea-
sonal influences, the wholesale
price picture looked much the
same. The seasonally adjusted
rise for all commodities was
four-tenths of one per cent, up
from May's three-tenths of one
per cent rise. Industrial prices
climbed three-tenths of one per
cent, down from May's four-
tenths of one per cent increase.
Davis ease
turned back
by fed. court
eral judge sent black militant
Angela Davis' murder-kidnap-
conspiracy case back to state
court yesterday, saying she and
co-defendant Ruchell Magee
"are in concert" to delay their
"This court cannot close its
eyes to the obvious," said U.S.
District Court Judge Samuel
Conti as he rejected Davis' mo-
tion to transfer their case to
federal court. He also rejected
Davis' contention that he is pre-
judiced and should disqualify
Conti noted that since Janu-

ary Magee has filed 17 petitions
to federal courts and Davis one.
Davis and Magee face murder,
kidnap and conspiracy charges
in connection with the Marin
County courthouse shootout last
August in which four persons

By ZACHARY SCHILLER pay, and work
A strike of women working at Women working
Fotomat booths in the Detroit have not receive
area is being supported by sev- starting wage h
eral people active in the women's December from
liberation movement. The Fotomat
The strike marks a new con- liged to give th
nection between the women's their jobs if a u
liberation movement and female negotiated, but a
workers. been no negotiat
The 49 s t r i k i n g employes local representir
walked out last week over several the Retail Clerk
issues: sick days, paid holidays, Association, has

ing conditions, picket Fotomat booths to slow
for two years down business.
d raises, and the A Fotomat booth is a drive-in
is declined since shop where film can be bought
$1.90 to $1.65. and processed. The nearest Fo-
company is ob- tomat to Ann Arbor is located
ie strikers back in Ypsilanti, and is open as a
anion contract is result of newly-hired non-union
nion ontrat is labor,
s yet there have
ions. The union The strikers shut down about
10 of the 20 Fotomat booths in
ng the strikers, Detroit and surrounding areas
s International last week, but new workers have
s sent men to been recruited to fill their places
so nearly all are open now.
Now the strikers are focusing
attention on trying to discour-
age people from patronizing Fo-
tomat, and thus force the com-
pany to negotiate.
When the workers, almost all
young single women and mostly
students, walked out, they call-
ed on the Wayne State Univer-
sity Women's Liberation Office
for aid and advice.
According to Helen Schiff, a
member of the Women's Libera
tion Office, another objection of
the strikers to their working
conditions was that "their sex
is used to sell the product."
A spokesperson for the strik-
ers said that workers receive
lessons on how to apply makeup,
a booklet on how to smile and
constant pep talks on ways to
act to encourage business.
Schiff said that the women
are "exploited both economical-
ly and psychologically." She and
several others at the Wayne
office, joined by several Ann
Arbor women, picketted yester-
day in front of the Fotomat
Detroit office with the strikers.
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Violence in Londonderry
Rock-throwing youths throw British soldiers into retreat yesterday in Londonderry,
land. Violence has increased recently with the approach of July celebrations by milita

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