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July 06, 1978 - Image 11

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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, July 6, 1978-Page 11

Chim-chiminey, chim-chiminey .. .
No, it's not Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in "Mary Poppins." But Dee
Miller, 40, and David Stell, 49, have been sweeping Chicago chimneys for four
years, like the characters from Walt Disney's classic. The couple plans to be
married in October atop the highest roof in the world-the Sears Tower.
High Court will OK
quotas to correct prior
injustices, lawyer predicts

attorney yesterday predicted that the
U.S. Supreme Court will decide in its
next term that racial quotas are con-
stitutional when designed to correct the
results of prior injustices.
Nathaniel Colley, co-author of the
NAACP's brief in the Allen Bakke case,
said he thinks the court would have
ruled differently in that case if Univer-
sity of California regents had proved
past discrimination.
BAKKE, WHO IS white, asked the
court to force the university to accept
him as a medical student, saying he
was refused admission while less
qualified blacks were allowed to enter
the medical school. The court ordered
Bakke admitted to the school, but at the
same time it ruled that affirmative ac-
tion programs for minorities are con-
Colley said the court's decision to or-
der the school to accept Bakke was an
insignificant part of the ruling.
"What was significant about the
situation was that the Supreme Court of
the United States, by at least a 5-4
majority, said that affirmative action
programs are legitimate and they said
further that race can be used as a factor
in ... efforts to undo the harm done

is a national board member and
western regional counsel for the
National Association for the Advan-
cement of Colored People (NAACP).
He said it was important to under-
stand the divisions on the Supreme
Court and to realize that "only Justice
Powell has said that inflexible quotas
do not meet constitutional muster. Not
another justice expressed that view."
"... I would predict that before the
end of the next term (in 1979) the
Supreme Court will make a definitive
decision which will say that when the
inflexible quota is the least instrusive
device to correct prior existing
discrimination by the institutions in-
volved, whether it's a business in-
stitution or a university, then these
quotas are legal as a remedial device,"
Colley said.
HE SAID HE doubts if the Bakke
ruling will have a major impact on
minority hiring and school admission
programs, and he said it might even be
an impetus tosuch programs. de
The NAACP is not "wedded to
quotas," he said, adding that the group
doesn't care what method is uded as
long as black people enter the main-
stream of society.
Collev said the NAACP must "main-


The EVELYN WOOD READING DYNAMICS course is so educa-
tionally sound-we Guarantee to Refund the entire Tuition
of any student who does not triple his Reading Efficiency.
(Reading Efficiency is a combination of speed and compre-
hension, not just speed)
What's more, once you take the course, you're automatically
a lifetime member. Which means you can retake the course
free anytime. And as often as you like.

, Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics.

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