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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 29-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, June 15, 1976 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

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frees delegates

NEW YORK (A) -- Jimmy Carter
moved ever closer to the Democratic
presidential nomination yesterday as
Sen. Frank Church withdrew from the
race and urged support of Carter while
Rep. Morris Udall said "a vote for Jim-
my Carter is a vote for party unity."
Meanwhile, a third rival, Fred Harris
of Oklahoma, has sent telegrams to 18
delegates he had won in four states and
urged them to support the former Geor-
gia governor, his campaign manager
confirmed.
CHURCH, (D-Idaho), said his dele-
gates were "free agents" and urged
them to vote for Carter, who is less
than 200 delegates shy of the magic
number of 1,505. The Associated Press
count shows Church has 79 committed
delegates, some of whom have not yet
been named. By his own count Church
has "something over 100."
Udall, the Arizona congressman who
commands 336 delegates, said his dele-
gates "were free to vote for him or any-
one they choose.." But he said he was
not making a "blanket release."
"I'm going to be guided by three
principles. One is that I am not going
to be part of any destructive bitter-end
kind of anti-campaign because the name
of the nominee is pretty well known at
this point," Udall said.
In Washington, a Democratic task
force recommended that the party should
support a publicly financed national
See UDALL, Page 9
BULLETIN
The results of the Ann Arbor School
Board race are:
First--Paul Weinhold
Second-Terry Martin
Third-Kathleen Dannemiller
There were only three posts decided
in this election.

Doily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
A banner day
IT DIDN'T TAKE the rockets' red glare to prove that the "World's Largest Flag" was still over the side of Detroit's
I.L. Hudson Building yesterday. A Lilliputian crew of 55 hoisted the colossal banner, 235 feet long and 104 feet high,
for the last time. After Flag Day It will be moved to he Smithsonian Institution, but to workers on the fifth floor, the
stars and srtipes must seem to go on forever.

Women: Making gains at 'U'

By LAURIE YOUNG
First in Five Part Series
Five years ago a lone woman engineering student
sat in her 9:00 a.m. lecture in a hall with standing room
only, and found the neighboring seats empty. She was
told by some that it was not ladylike to wear blue
jeans, and by others that she mustn't wear a skirt to
class. She must look like an engineer.
Five years ago nurses were still subservient to
doctors playing a role not unlike a wife in the home
where the husband (doctor) takes care of the budget
and the wife (nurse) dresses the children.
FIVE YEARS AGO a woman professor's job was a
lonely one. There were few women colleagues to be
found and the "old boys" in the departments were less
than comrades. Few support groups existed for women
while committees throughout the University were
dominated by men. Furthermore, women clericals
wanted no association with "Women's Lib." They
were afraid to post the bi-weekly Women's Information
Network (WIN) bulletin for fear they would jeopardize
their good standing with their male bosses.
In 1970 the employe-oriented group PROBE filed a
class action suit against the University of Michigan
for sex discrimination with the Departnent of Health,

Education and Welfare (HEW). As a result they drew
much attention to women's problems on campus and
brought a general awareness of the issues involved to
the whole University Community. Certain organizations,
such as the Commission for Women and the Affirmative
Action Office, were set up to battle the sex discrimina-
tion dilemma on campus.
Today, women engineering students, whose numbers
have grown from 96 undergraduates in 1971 to 316 in
1975 out of a total base of 3200, complain that there
are not enough women students. Nurses have developed
roles separate from doctors, based on mutual coopera-
tion. They are more educated today than ever before
and are more concerned with health education and
research. Women professors have numerous support
groups to choose from, some within their departments,
others campus-wide. And the WIN bulletin is every-
where now, while female clericals believe in equal
pay for equal work.
SINCE THE HEW investigation, the University has
undergone a major file review of salaries practices,
which resulted in an increase in salaries and an up-
grade of job classifications of over 100 women em-
ployes.
0 The University has implemented a job posting

system, which helps to eliminate the problems of the
"old boys" network.
* The maternity leave policy was revised to allow
women to use accumulated sick and vacation time in
place of child-care leave.
. Major medical insurance -eligibility was expanded
to include all non-Union University employes.
" The neoptism rule was abolished, and husbands
and wives may now teach in the same department.
Better grievance procedures have been set up to deal
with sex discrimination.
. And Title IX, a law which under the 1972 Educa-
tional Act prohibits sex discrimination in any area of
public education, is it the process of being imple-
mented.
But the most far reaching change at the University
has been the increased awareness of sex roles. Both
men and women are thinking more seriously about
sexism in both their personal and professional lives.
The women's movement and the counterculture
revolution of the 60s have combined to encourage a
re-examination of traditional roles and values. Men
and women alike are discovering new alternatives
which are now available to them.
See WOMEN, Page 7

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