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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, June 28, 1978-Page 3

Seminars offer frosh
more personal touch

By R. J. SMITH
With hopes of combatting the com-
mon freshperson scheduling problems
of crowded introductory classes and too
many teaching assistant-taught cour-
ses, the literary college (LSA) has un-
veiled a program of seminars for en-
tering freshpersons. The courses will be
limited to no more than 15 freshper-
sons, and are to be taught by past and
present University professors.
"We're trying to involve faculty who
might be more used to teaching very
specified classes to teach these fresh-
men," explained LSA Associate Dean
John Knott. "Pretty much, we have
Lawyers for
lesbian
mother seek
re-hearing
By ELIZABETH SLOWIK
Lawyers for an Ann Arbor mother, an
admitted lesbian who is fighting to keep
custody of her 12-year-old daughter,
plan to ask ,the Michigan Supreme
Court this week to hear her case, after
the Court of Appeals last week denied a
request for a re-hearing.
Attorney Thomas O'Brien said he
also expects to ask for an emergency
stay so that Jillian Miller may con-
tinue to live with her mother,
Margareth, a University research
assistant. The Court of Appeals turned
down an application for a re-hearing af-
ter an Oakland County judge ordered
Jillian to live with her father in Sterling
Heights.
MARGARETH Miller, 38, has been
battling the courts for nearly two years,
See LESBIAN, Page 10
today
Running into problems
City Councilman Earl Greene (D-Se

said teach what you want, and try to
adapt it for freshmen and the
program . .. not designing a regular
introductory course, but selecting
special, broad and challenging topics,"
Knott said.
THE SEMINARS have all been
somewhat tailored to emphasize
writing skills, in line with the college's
growing concern over its students'
writing ability. Currently, the program
has slated 16 courses for the fall term.
More are expected to be added for win-
ter.
The plan for the freshperson
seminars was conceived in 1977, accor-
ding to Knott. After being discussed
with LSA faculty members, the
program was outlined by a group of
committees headed by Knott and LSA
Associate Dean Judith Bardwick.
Residential College (RC) faculty with
previous seminar developing experien-
ce was consulted, and LSA Dean Billy
Frye's suggestion to employ various
professors emeriti to teach some of the
seminars was followed.
Asked to resign AP Photo
"IT'S A one-shot thing for these David Gartner, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has
professors, but we see an awful lot of been asked by President Carter to step down from the post because of stock
talent out there," said Knott. "We can gifts to his children from a representative of a company which deals with the com-
probably offer more by drawing on mission. Vice President Walter Mondale yesterday said he hopes Gartner will
See SEMINARS, Page 6 -' follow Carter's wishes and resign.
Beer trucks roll; prices rise

By ELIZABETH SLOWIK
A frosty mug of beer may really hit
the spot these days, but soon it may also
hit you a little harder in the pocketbook.
Area beer prices are on the rise due to
higher prices from breweries and a new
contract which gives distributors' em-
ployees higher salaries, according to
two local distributors.
HUGH WANTY, president of O&W
Distributors, said his company has
raised prices seven per cent, effective
last Monday, to cover parts of the cost
of the new contract.

A spokesperson for Brewery Produc-
ts said prices of beer from that
distributor are up 30 to 55 cents a case,
but that the increase was passed on to
distributors from breweries prior to the
strike.
Beer trucks rolled again on
Washtenaw roads last week after
workers from Teamsters Local 247 ap-
proved a new eontract which gives
them more money and ironed out
wrinkles involving implementation of
Proposal A, the bottle ban.
THE NEW contract gives warehouse

workers a 33 per cent pay hike over the
next three years with drivers getting a
21 per cent boost over three years.
Health benefits were also increased.
The 17-day strike hit Washtenaw
County's three major distributors:
O&W, Jack Smith Beverage, and
Brewery Products. Workers walked off
the job June 2 after meetings between
the union and Washtenaw Beer
Distributors Association failed to reach
an agreement. A federal mediator was
called in to settle the strike.
One victory for the distributors was a
new job classification for employees
See BEER, Page 10

U'

cond Ward)

has encountered problems in his bis to defeat
Republican Rep. Carl Pursell in the Second district
congressional race in November. It seems that
nearly 300 people who signed Greene's nominating
petition failed to check a box indicating residence in
either township or city, which leaves the Ann Arbor
Democrat with only 759 valid signatures. He needs
931 to have his name placed on the ballot. Greene
seemed undaunted by the disputed petitions,
however, and claims they will be returned to the
appropriate city and township clerks who will con-
firm that the signers are residents of their par-
ticular jurisdictions. This action would give Greene
the necessary number of legitimate signatures. The
Board of State Canvassers will rule this week
whether to include Greene on the ballot. _"i don't
anticipate any problems whatsoever," said Greene.
No more flings
If you and a companion are thinking of heading up
to Mackinac Island for a fling, forget it. Frisbees
have been banned from the thoroughfares of the
scenic island because they're seen as a threat to
Mackinac's printar :form 'of transportation, ,the,

horse. "They create quite a problem by spooking
the horses," said Police Chief Roger Cece, "and
they could cause quite serious injuries if any of the
carriages or taxis piled up." Conviction under the
new ordinance could net the violator a 90-day jail
sentence. Wham-O, the California-based firm that
first marketed the flying discs, tried to convince the
city council at a recent hearing that the toy was not
hazardous. But Cece said there were too many
complaints from carriage and taxi drivers about the
bad manners of playful tourists. So for now, at least,
Frisbees will have to yield to the interest of safer
horsing around.
Happenings ...
... begin with a reminder for those interested in
participating in a national ERA march on
Washington July 9. You can reserve a seat on a
chartered bus by calling Washtenaw NOW chapter
at 995-5494 ... pack your lunch and head over to 602
E. Huron at noon for the Wesley Foundation's
Weekly picnic on the lawn ... the Commission for
Women holds an open meeting at noon in 2549
LSA .%.. Project Outreach holds an open house at
7:30 at 554 Thompson for those students interested
-is.participat ng ir .its symner programs .. .at-

tend an "Introduction to Transcendental
Meditation" at8 in room 4111 of the Union.
It's a circus
Disgruntled constituents have often accused state
legislators of clowning around, buta Nebraska state
senator may have taken the metaphor a bit too
seriously. J. R. Murphy brought legislative activity
to a halt the other day when he entered the Senate
chamber dressed as a circus clown and carrying a
handful of balloons. Murphy wasn't pleased with the
session's pace and decided to symbolize his
distress. "I felt it appropriate to dress for the oc-
casion," said Murphy, of Sioux City, describing the
session os a "charade." Lt. Gov. Gerald Whelan
ruled Murphy out of order when the senator began
to criticize the legislature. Not to be discouraged,
Murphy casually responded that he would "Take
my lollipop and go home."
On the outside. .
If it's true that it's the humidity and not the heat
that's been making us so miserable, then there
should be some relief in sight tomorrow. It will be r
Jess humid with partly sunny skies and a high of 85.u

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