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Petitions put bottle
issue on Nov. ballot
(Cotinued from Page 3) we got a lot of nasty letters
ever, that students would ne- about it."
glect to send their application
requests directly to his office. Weiss maintains that the
During the last election he said, Clerk's office "is not responsi-
over a hundred requests were ble for anybody turning their
left with a Nickels Arcade law application requests in any-
firm that turned them in on the where else. Just give us a call
Fridav before the election -- or send us a request, and we'll
at 3:30 in the afternoon. send an application out."
The office was able to pro- Deadline for applications is
cess the requests in time for the Saturday before the elec-
the election, said Weiss, "but tion.
M
Democratic committee
passes teir platform

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, June 16, 1976
Affirmative action effects

few changes for

iCiiuii'ed ifr" Pw' ii
THE PLATFORM says money
for the program should come
from the tax revenues that will
be generated by a return to full
employment, which it esti-
mates will take about four
years.
Over the strong objections of
Carter supporters, the plat-
form committee endorsed a
general pardon for persons in
legal and financial trouble be-
cause of opposition to the Viet-
nam war.
They objected to inclusion of
deserters as well as draft evad-
ers in a general pardon. How-
ever, in a move acceptable to
Carter forces, the committee
agreed to support pardons for
deserters only on a case-by-
case base.
THE CARTER forces joined
with backers of Sem. Henry
Jackson to help restore some
of the firm language in the plat-
form's defense plank that had
been stricken by a liberal-
dominated party task force on
Monday.
By a 58-38 roll-call vote, the
delegates approved language
that the United States not con-
cur in any international agree-
ment that would not permit this
country to have the same level
of "intercontinental strategic
forces" as the Soviet Union.

The committee did uphold,
however, a task-force recom-
mendation to delay any deci-
sion to produce the controver-
sial B1 bomber until February
1977 at the earliest.
BY AN overwhelning voice
vote, the committee rejected a
proposal to endorse legislation
requiring oil companies to di-
vest themselves of some of
their petroleum - related activi-
ties The Senate Judiciary
Committee approved such a
measure yesterday.
C a r t e r supporters were
among those in opposition. One
Carter delegate, Robert Har-
desty, said a stand in favor of
so-called vertical divestiture
could cost Carter voter support
in oil-producing states,
HIT .500 AS A YANKEE
NEW HYDE PARK, N. Y.
(P)-Former New York Yankee
pitcher Frank (Bots) Nekola re-
calls his rookie season of 1929.
He got in nine American League
games without a decision. "But
I hit .500 that season with the
Yankees," says Nekola, "get-
ting two hits in four trips to the
plate."
Nekola has been scouting for
the Boston Red Sox for 26
years. Two of the men he
signed - Carl Yastrzemski and
Rico Petrocelli - are still with
the Bosox.

(Contianed from Page i)
for a position. The cards were
sent to HEW as evidence that
the University is indeed making
a good faith effort to hire wo-
men.
"The Affirmative Action Of-
fice exists to protect the Uni-
versity and to look out for its
best interest-not those of wo-
men or minoriies," an adminis-
trative observer who desired
anonymity charged.
Referring to the instance in
which HEW threatened to cut
off funds to the University if it
was not in compliance with
affirmative action guidelines,
she said, "It is not economical
to promote affirmative action-
only from such pressures as
HEW."
EVEN THOUGH the Univer-
sity may press for change,
'There is not enough depart-
ment support," according to
Gail Resnik, the Women's Pro-
gram Co-ordinator.
"The day-to-day treatment of
support is not as it should be,"
said Resnik, "and graduate stu-
dents, in particular, face this
burden. It (support) is greater
than in the past, but there are
still too many casualties for no
good reason."
The root of the problem may
be that attitude changes con-
cerning affirmative action ┬░are
more symbolic than real.
"When we use the word
'chairperson' is it a distraction
from the point that the chair-
person is a man," Sandman
queried, "or a reminder that
we want to hire a woman when
he retires? Are these symbols
helping change or replacing it?"
PROFESSOR of Nursing Max-
ine Loomis agrees with the
latter.
"Men are learning to be un-
derground," she said. "They
have cleaned up their speech
but when it comes to affirma-
tive action they fill out their
forms but to and behold the per-
son 'most qualified' is a man."
Upon examination of the am-
biguous term "best qualified,"
Vice President for Academic
Affairs Frank Rhodes states
that "we need a re-definition of
'best qualified.'"

But often, by the very nature
of the criteria for application,
women are excluded from con-
sideration. These criteria can
vary from many years of teach-
ing experience or many years of
research to belonging to a cer-
tain exclusively male organi-
zation.
A CONTROVERSIAL question
is whether the notion that a
female can provide a role model
for female students is a high
prority criterion - a criterion
which may in fact be the dis-
tinguishing credential between a
woman and her male compet-
itor.
The problem with mere sta-
tistical analysis, however, is
that it may not tell the whole
story.
"It does not reflect the num-
ber of available positions nor
that women may have been in-
vited, but turned down the in-
vitation," said Assistant to the
President William Cash.
In addition, the frozen budget
poses problems for the Univer-
sity because it cannot expand
to hire more women. "With
budget cutbacks we are losing
positions to attrition," explains
Carolyne Davis, Associate Vice
President for Academic Affairs.
"WE CAN'T solve this prob-
lem very well. We're bottomed
out in terms of economic reces-
sion," she said, adding, "hope-
fully, with the economy increas-
ing, perhaps next year we will
be in a better position to hire."
But the University is not en-
tirely bound by economics. If a
department finds an exciting
woman or member of a minor-
ity sometimes it will be allowed
to offer a contract.
"We encourage them (depart-
ments) to keep looking (for wo-
men)," said LSA Dean Billy
Frye. "And if they find a good
candidate," he continued, "we
will find a way to finance it.
We've made one appointment
already, to a woman in German
Literature."
ANOTHER MAJOR complaint
aired by administartors is that
the pool of women from which
to hire is not large enough.
Many explain that women are
only beginning to feed into the
stream of academic succession.
Statistics bear this out-there
are few women in top positions
but many new assistant pro-

women
fessors on the tenure track. The
total of women assistant pr-
fessors has jumped from 19 per
cent in 1973 to 23 per cent to-
day.
"It is not a quick process,"
states University President Rob-
ben Fleming. "If you look as
w h e r e administrators h a v e
come from, their first experi
ence is at the department level
of their school or college. Then
they become chairmen or assist
ant chairmen. Women haven't
had this experience. We will be
gin to see women build into the
chain."
Geography Professor and As
sociate Director of the Rest
dential College Ann Larimore
sees it in a slightly different
vein. "We are in a stalemate;
she says.
"The women to be proisoted
have been promoted. Male de
partments are remaining mate
"To say that the pool is lim
ited while women go up the
chain," she added, "is a way i
which these men wont have to
make the decision: 'We won't he
around when these women ate
ready to he promoted. We won't
have to deal with this problem
KATHIE BEAUVAIS, Housing
Director of East Quadrangle,
takes the hiring procedure ser
iously.
"In hiring, I know if my at
firmative a c t i o n accomplish-
ments reflect quota or goal,"
she said. "I could hide it prt-
cedurally, but I know in my
heart, and I couldn't live with
myself if it were a quota. [ de
velop a moral bond with an ap
plicant, something unspoket
The final results of an intk-i
view will reflect some kindtof
ranking which shows degrees of
excellence."
Concerned too over the fisal
outcome of careful hiring prac-
tices, University Vice President
Frank Rhodes asked, "In the
end, how do you convince every-
one of sincerity? I'm content to
be judged by the appointments
we make."
Tomorrow: Problems Women
Face,
Geothermal energy, the un-
leashing of heat in the earth's
interior, is considered a poten-
tially feasible means of supple-
menting other forms of electric
generation, particularly on a lo-
cal scale.

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Absentee ballots available
(Continued troin Page 8) it because we've got the support
The beverage manufacturers, of the people," he stated.
container manufacturers, a n d Michigan Governor William
bottling companies are expected Milliken is among those who
to wage a multi-million dollar have endorsed the ban on throw-
campaign to fight passage of aways.
the throwaway ban.
SIMILAR proposals will be an
"MICHIGAN is the first North- the November ballot in C'ota-
ern industrial state to try to rado, Maine, and Massachusetts.
pass this (measure)," Jameson but the measures face tough
said. opposition in these states.
"We (MUCC) will be sort of Three states have managed to
an underdog in raising money enact a throwaway ban -Ore-
and taking on big business, but gon, North Dakota, and Ver-
we're confident that we can do mont.
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located in Michigan League Bldg.
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