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Thursday, July 17, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
Senate passes oil bill but Varne blasts
prices will rise by Sept. - - -
(Continued from Page 3) raise controlled oil prices.

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exploring allegations that the
big oil companies created gaso-
line shortages during the first
week of July in order to justify
price increases of up to three
cents a gallon.
Zarb said FEA has no evi-
dence to indicate such actions,
but conceded several companies
have lower gasoline inventories.
for a variety of reasons.
The bill passed by the Senate
is a compromise based on sep-
arate bills passed earlier by the
House and Senate.;
In addition to lowering the
price of "new" domestic oil to
$11.26 a barrel, the bill would
retain present price controls on
"old" oil, which represents 60
per cent of U.S. production and
sells for $5.25' a barrel.
THE BILL also extends au-
thority for price controls for
four months past its Aug. 31
expiration date, and gives either
house of Congress 20 days to
block a presidential action to

Republicans say Ford is cer-
tain to veto the bill after it is
given final approval by the
House.
Ford is proposing to eliminate
the system of having domestic
oil sell for two prices. 'Old" oil
is that amount above 1972 pro-
duction levels and sells for $5.25.
"New" is other domestic pro-
duction and its price is free to_
rise to whatever level the mar-
ket will bear.
FORD OFFICIALLY sent his
program for gradual removal of
price controls to Congress late
yesterday afternoon. The pro-
gram was conveyed only with
an accompanying letter from
Zarb spelling out the laws under
which the President was acting.
Ford told his Cabinet Wednes-
day that "Congres will have to
fish or cut bait" on his "phased
reasonable compromise decon-
trol program" because present
control legislation expires Aug.
31 and Congress is planning a
recess.

Thousands attend
annual Art Fair

(Continued from Page 1)
affirmative action progress as
"damned little." Although the
headline was subsequently mod-
ified to read "little if any," Var-
ner's feelings on the subject are
fairly straightforward.
"I'm very disapponted in the
rate of faculty hiring," explain-
ed Varner, "because it is at the
heart of the University. From
there you move into other areas
such as departmental chairman-
ships and deanships."
Eunice Burns, women's com-
mission chairwoman, "very def-
initely" concurred 'with Var-
ner, particularly on faculty hir-
ing practices.
"THERE IS still too much of
a reliance on the old boys net-
work," Burns asserted. "Some-
body will call -up somebody
else, and before you know it,
the position has been filled by
a white male."
Varner indicated that today
she will also bring to the Re-
gents' attention what she con-
siders to be a disturbingly high
turnover rate in minority and
women employes. According to
the progress report, 34.9 per
cent of. the minority males on
1 A Pubi erie ofr
Would
you
hire
Of course you would.
You work hard. And you're good
at it. Like most Americans.
But, if all of us did just a
little better, we'd wind
up with better products, better
services and even more
pride in the work we do.
America. it only works
aswellaswe do.

probationary status were termi-
nated, as opposed to an 18.7 per
cent discharge rate for white
males.
Minority employes, says Var-
ner, are leaving for a variety of
reasons, and she will suggest to-
day the inauguration of a spe-
cial interview procedure for min-
orities and women who are
leaving the University for any
reason whatsoever.
"YOU CAN'T talk about rem-
edies until you know the
causes, until we find out why
people are leaving," explained,
Varner.
One area which to date has
not been incorporated into the
affirmative action program is
the recruiting of minority
graduate students, particularly
for departments which do not
at present have even minimal
minority representation. Over
all, Varner's concerns seem to
be centered with minorities
than women.
-"With womena-nd I'm talk-
ing about non-minority women-
the University is making con-
siderably more progress with
respect to overall hiring snd,
promotion than with minorities,"
she explains.
VARNER will also express
her concern with the fate of
affirmative action programs at
the University's Flint and Dear-
born campuses. She said she
feels that with the considerable
eexpansion both campuses have
undergone, hiring and promo-
- tion mechanisms will "become

entrenched w it h non-minority
white males." She would like
to see affirmative action efforts
on those campuses accelerated.
"It's very hard to practice
good affirmative action," said
Burns. "It's an effort and there
are people who don't want to
make that effort."
Burns- said she thinks that
part of the problem in reaiizng
affirmative action goals is the
presentation of theissue to the
University as a community, not
a grou pof responsible individ-
uals. This approach to affirma-
tive action as a collective prob-
lem makes the responsible in-
dividuals "feel invisible to a
certain extent."
"THEY'LL say 'oh, it's not
me they're talking about in the
progress report, it's the Univer-
sity. Sure I hired that white
male professor over a few wo-
men and minority applicants,
but he was obviously the most
qualified candidate.' "
Burns added, to an extent
jokingly, that the best way to
enforce affirmative action guide-
lines would be "to beat every-
body over the head with a stick,
but this is a democracy, and I
guess you can't do things like
that."
Regent Sarah Power (D-Ann
Arbor), who will be listening to
Varner's presentation today said
she thinks Regental commit-
ment to affirmative action is
"pretty strong," but that "it is
hard because the Regents are
charged with such a broad
range of responsibility."

(Continued from Page 1)
JUDGMENTS concerning the
quality of the fair varied from
the wildly enthusiastic to unre-
strained disappointment.
"Some of the stained glass is
really nice, but prices are the
same as anywhere else - it's
no bargain," commented one
observer.
"The leather things are pretty
good but the rest of it is a little
shaky," said a Dearborn shop-
per.
"IT'S ONE of the most pres-
tigious fairs in the country," a
New York photographer who en-
tered the fair three years ago,
commented, "but the South 'U'
section is the only good part."
Even sale prices, several
shoppers observed, have gone
upward over the past few years.
"It's really expensive," one wo-
man lamented. "Even at the
Free Art Fair they're catching
up with the rest of them."
Bargains, however, were still
available iii one form or anoth-
er. The officially-registered art-
isans charged substantial prices
for fine objets d'art, but the
event did a commendable job
of pulling every keen-eyed sales-
person from near and far to the
four-day gala event.
MARY ANN, one such mer-
chant who sold re-designed
dresses for about $8, said "We
go out and find them every-
where - Chicago, Kansas City
-and then we bring them back
to Detroit to fix them up."
Another merchandiser hawked
albums which played on a
crank-up Victrola. "75 cents,
how about 25 cents then, for a
record of the Andrews Sisters,"
he called out. "Come on, I

haven't sold any yet."
And five students, clustered
around a pile of blankets on the
Diag, shouted out: "Hey, buy a
blanket for Mother's Day - it's
not too late to get your mother
a present."
FARTHER down the walk-
way,a group of grimy street
people surrounded by sleeping
bags and knapsacks kept with-
in the spirit of the fair by post-
ing a sign which read: "Natural
Art Exhibit: Ten cents."
While much of the crowd
strolled down State St., Main
St., the Diag, and parts of East
'U' .in search of bargains, the
more serious fair-goers poked
through the canopied booths on
S. and E. University, where
more than a thousand artists
vied for the 300 available stalls
by submitting slides of their
work to a city jury.
"The quality of the art in this
part of the fair is generally
pretty good," said Susan Lyman,
a graduate student participating
in the event for the first time.
"BUT sometimes," she added,
"items are too repetitive of the
same concept - you meet some-
one and you wonder why they
got in."
"I don't know what the poli-
tics of the fair are, but at times
it (getting in) has to do with
who you know and, perhaps,
how much you sell," she added.
Despite the critical comments,
at least one observer noted that
"the crafts and < work at the
jiried fair are decisively better
than a few years ago." -
In the game of marbles the
term "for keeps" means that
each player keeps marbles he
shoots out of the ring.

Milliken favors repeal
of' Fair Trade Act'
LANSING (UPI) - Gov. Wil- small retailers from being un-
liam Milliken has gone on record dercut and pushed out of busi-
in favor of repealing the so- ness by large discount stores.
called "Fair Trade Act" that "But times have changed, and
allows manufacturers and retail- the economic realities of these
ers to fix the prices of some hard times are definitely not
goods. the same as those of the De-
pression years of 1929 to 1939,"
Milliken told the SenateAgri- the governor said in a state-
culture and Consumer Affairs ment delivered by aide Kathy
Committee yesterday that re- Stariha.
peal of the Fair Trade Act would
be "a vitually important piece
of anti-inflation legislation that
will be of significant, long-term
benefit to Michigan consumers."
THE 1932 act allows price fix-
ing of some goods to prevent
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