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Page 4-Thursday, June 15, 1978-The Michigan Daily
-michigan DAILY It's not the same any more
by M. Eileen Daley I haven't seen her since last boots leading animals from the
Eighty-eight Years of Editorial Freedom When I was in junior high summer. barn. There was no manure
school, my Novi home could The other day, while practicing smell. There were no horses.
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109 reasonably be called "out in the my new hobby, photography, I THERE WERE TWO empty
Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 31-S News Phone: 764-0552 country." True, we did live in a decided to trek to Hilcrest to snap stables and scattered debris.
subdivision, but our surroundings a few shots of some horses. I There was nothing but old tires in
Thursday, June 15, 1978 - dirt roads, farms, fields - hiked down the same dirt road the corral where students prac-
were country. The best part of Julie, Michelle and I took several ticed jumping and the fence was
Edited and managed by students all, at least to Julie, Michelle and years ago, but somehow it was broken in several places. The
at the University of Michigan me were the stables. There were different. Most of the farms and field where we used to ride, was
four within walking distance, but trees have been plowed under by overgrown with tall grass and
our favorite was Hilcrest Stables. growling bulldozers to make weeds. The barbed wire fence
R eg ents slh Ouldn 't Everyfew Saturdaymornings, way subdivisions with ety was torn and waving in the wind.
thtre f us hiked down dusty nature-like names - Village Indwalethsm ortainsabed
Nine Mile Road to Hilcrest. Oaks, Lakewood, Whispering and, with some effort, pushed
o lESometimes we would ride, Meadows. Ironic, I thought, that open the door. It was dark and
sometimes we just watched and they name developments after musty inside, but some light
horses, what they destroy. poured through the cobweb-
s aAN ELECTED body representing signs of Hilcrest's former life
A thousands of people, the University's FOR 350 we could gallop and I HE DS I suld see s HresRe ders
trot across the hills and fields for' the white barns of Hilcrest. It was wstlthers e. Reierso
Regents are politicians - whether they want to an hour. The horses weren't the still there. As I approached, I stable hands (keep gates closed
be or not. sleekest or most beautiful in the could see something was wrong. at all times!') were postednthe
While there are undoubtedly many political world, though in our world they No horses were in the pasture, walls, and the names of former
issues too removed from the University, or too were. We ignored the fact that the and the grass was at least two residents - Sparky, Blue, Dusty
complex for the Regents to consider, it seems animals were sluggish and dull feet high. it was apparent no -still hung above a few stalls.
from hours of carrying, other animal had grazed there for mon- . , g
odd that the group would fail to address an issue riders on their tired backs. ths. All was very quiet as I aside dried hay and God knows
of such immediacy and consequence as the Rather, we fashioned ourselves walked up the path to the stable, what else, I noticed someone had
rights of American women. But that's what expert horsewomen, the horses and when I reached the main bid the stable a sad farewell. A
President Fleming urged the Regents to do in were our own. barn, my suspicions were big hert was etched in charcoal
response to a request by the American It has been several years since verie words, "Hilcrest we loved you "
Association of University Women that the our equestrienne trio has taken to Hilcrest was empty.
the saddle. Julie married There were no leathery women M. Eileen Dale is a Dail
Regents 'boycott conventions in states which soon after we graduated from with clipboards to assign you to a m.nie eydt isn isy
haven't yet ratified the Equal Rights Amen- high school, and I haven't seen horse, no scraggly young men in smanaging editor tengthis
dment (ERA). her since. Michelle moved away, work shorts and dirty cowboy Detroit.
At last month's Regents' meeting Fleming
correctly pointed out that the University should
not officially rush into every issue that comes
along and that other schools have gotten into
trouble that way. He said, however, that the
Regents would be wise to avoid action supporting AFjI+A UNIMD AE
the ERA because they should not "intervene in _
matters which are essentially political matters."
Fleming hasn't taken this position from lack of
support for the ERA - he happens to be a
longtime supporter of the measure. Moreover, the -
University has an affirmative action program
and at least pays lip service to the concept of
equal opportunity.
Why then, if the group is willing to take steps to
hold South African investments in check in
abhorrence of a much more distant prejudice
are they unwilling to face up to the ERA issue?
The ERA and the boycott of conventions in
unratified cities is an issue warranting the sup- O _,m - n SAe
port of every responsible body in the country.- 90,00
The Regents have failed as representatives of r
the people as well as the University if they are
only willing to consider political issues on the
basis of economic import, as they did in their failed
attempt at a compromise on the South African
issue. =_ bNu
The urgency of the amendment drive should by
now be apparent to the Regents. As politicians,Qf
after all, they understand the likelihood that QUESTION: Everyone keeps that following the night fast, the
saying to eat a good breakfast. digestive tract has been at rest
future individual anti-sexist bills will probably AAl . gi. qWhat is a good breakfast and the blood sugar is low.
stumble in the political shuffle. anyway? Eating will stimulate digestion
We cannot afford non-involvement. The and raise the blood sugar, and a
Regents should not sacrifice the University's in- SerVice ANSWER: Recent studies number of studies demonstrate
terest in equality with a ludicrous claim of seem to show that a "good break- that productivity in the late mor-
isolationk fast" is one which is high in ning hours is greater for those
protein - one which includes who eat a good breakfast than for
--Ieggs, ham, cheese or fish, for those who skip it or only eat a
example, rather than a popular snack on their coffee break.
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