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d.nn une 7. 1977



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State NOW members hit issues

Over one hundred women, men and children gathered fron
across the state Saturday to attend the fifth .National Organiza-
tio for Women (NOW) Michigan state conference at Ann Arbor's
titarian Church.
The day's program included a morning plenary session, elec-
ton of NOW's state officers and a series of hour-long workshops
in the afternoon.
THE NEW officers include Nan Frose-Welmers (Dearborn)
the new State Coordinator and Loretta Moore (Lincoln Park) as
tae new Legislative Chair. Elected by acclimation were Rhonda
1ian as Chapter Developer, Marian Grattan as Treasurer and
(hris Snow as State Secretary.
The workshops dealt with such emotional and personal issues
battered woman and lesbian mothers, while other workshops
,,cussed on such issues as legally understanding the Equal Rights
Amnendment (ERA) and birth control Education in Michigan.
In a lecture on understanding the ERA, Laura Callow front
j tAmerica pointed out, "The Equal Rights Amendments is fin-
-ting op unfinished business begun by women in the 19th
~cntury 0
THOUSANDS of laws treat men and women differently," she
eptained, "And by this differential treatment, they set tip a dis
(rioinatory practice."
"Women have tried to use the 14th amendment," (which
istnts equal protection and due process under the law) Callow
ectaitned, "But courts have upheld differential treatment on the
bais that it is not unreasonable."
Joan Israel, member of the Nation Board of NOW said,
-You'd think that in this day and age the passage of the ERA
WoUld be a foregone conclusion."
AT NOW'S national convention last month a resolution was
pissed which would institute a national ERA strike force. Its aim
is to mobilize a grass roots organization in the states which have
yet to ratify the ERA, according to NOW members.
During Saturday's day-long session there was some discus-
son of State Senator Gilbert Bursleyf (R-Ann Arbor) House bill
which seeks to provide reproductive health and birth control
education in public schools.
"We are the only other state besides Louisiana that prohibits
the teaching of birth control in public schools," said Maureen
Kavanagh, an aide to State Representative Perry Bullard. Kava-
nagh outlined proposed changes to the bill, designed to strengthen
it and "lesson fears of the people who might object to it."
LEE KEFAUVER, the abortion monitor for the confereoce,
said about the birth control education bill, "It's been needed for
years. We're supposed to be progressive but we compare our-
selves with Louisiana," -4
The recent passage of an anti-abortion resolution by the Michi-
gin( House was also discussed at the conference, The resolution
ris for a constitutional convention to amend the constitution
See MICH., Page 6
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Michigan Consolidated Gas Company announced yesterday it
has requested state authorization to implement a broad energy pot
saing program involving ceiling insulation and gas-saving furnace af
deivices. su
The company is seeking approval of the plan by the Michigan er
lublic Service Commission (MPSC), making it the first utility co
is the country to ask state authority to implement such a compre- ci]
licnsive conservation program. of,
IF APPROVED, the program would make insulation and fur-
nace equipment available to its 877,000 residential customers on a
voluntary basis, w
"I believe this program can become one of the most direct 10
and far-reaching undertakings the state has ever embarked upon," q
ichigan Consolidated President Charles Montgomery commented. of
The proposal was based on a recommendation by the MPSC m
See GAS, Page 6

Buying a little pot
A comparison shopper carefully examines the merchandise at the Potters Guild annual
Spring Sale Sunday. Vendors exhibited their goads of ceramics, porcelain and stoneware.
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Ann Arbor City Council last
ght voted to table, until
ednesday at 7 p.m. a rezon-
g ordinance for the controver-
al Parkway Meadows housing
The decision to table the pro-
sed ordinance was reached
ter Council decided to seek a
bdivision agreement with the
ntractors and the landown-
over matters of special
ncern to members of Coun'
i as well as present residents
the area.
THE $11 MILLION complex
iould house elderly and low.
come tenants. Tenants who
alify would receive rental
absidies from the department
Housing and Urban Develop-
Citizens opposing the project

delays rezoning

complained of crowded roads
and shopping centers. Propon-
ents pointed to the city's dire
need for low cost housing for
the elderly and low income peo-
Most members of Council
seemed to lean toward support-
ing the project, but the outcry
of the present citizens in the
area has caused the delay.
"THERE IS a demonstrated
need in this community for low
income and elderly housing,"
said Mayor Wheeler. "But I in-
tend to see that we build in
every protection for citizens al-
ready there."
Council, through city Admin-
istrator Sylvester Mtirray, will
seek an agreement tomorrow
with the builders on the ratio
of subsidized tenants to those
who will pay their entire rent.
Council is also seeking provi-

sions on recreation facilities in
the area.
Another point of concern, the
heavy traffic on Nixon Road,
was cleared up at last night's
meeting, when the contractor
said he would bear the cost of
expanding Nixon Road as a
part of the agreement.
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. . . begin today with two day-long symposiums
sponsored by the extension service, a Training Work-
shop for Assertiveness Training Facilitators, and the
Fiscal Management Process in Agencies. Both are
in the Michigan League . . . there will be a viola
concert at noon on the second floor of the Union,
sponsored by the Pendleton Arts Information Center
. . . at 5:30, in the International Center, the Revolu-
tionary Student Brigade will present a follow-up
program on African Liberation Day, including a slide
show, discussion, and refreshments . . . at 7:.30 in
And. 3 MLB, there will be a showing of the-film
Last Grave at Zimbabwe, which was actually filmed
in South Africa .. .and finally at 7:30, there will be
an open meeting of the Ann Arbor Medieval Society
in the Pendleton Rm. of the Union .. .

Foot in mouth
You can bet Dale Shavinsky wishes he'd kept his
big mouth shut. Shavinsky, of Minneapolis, was ask-
ed by a man-on-the-street interviewer what crime he
would commit if he could get away with it. "A bank
robbery," Shavinsky said.. "It's the fastest way to
get a lot of money." And talking about it is the fast-
est way to -get to jail, which is where Shavinsky
wound up after talking to the reporter. It seems Sha-
vinsky was an escapee from the Hennepin County,
Minn. workhouse, where he had been sent in 1976
after he pleaded guilty to simple robbery. He was
apprehended after his picture, along with his state-
ment on robbing banks, appeared in a Minneapolis

See no evil?
His Divine Holiness Shree Pramukh Swami Shartri
Shree flew from Bombay, India into London Sunday
for Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee celebrations, but
he won't look at her or any other woman. The 57-
year-old founder of the strictly celibate Swaminara-
yan Hindu sect has not seen a woman for the last 40
years. tie will listen to the jubilee celebrations on
ra 10.
On the outside
Winter will rear its ugly head today as the mercury
will only reach a chilly 59. It will be breezy under
partly cloudy skies, and, believe it or not, tonight's
low will be in the mid to upper 30's.

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