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Vol. XCII, No. 3
Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 12, 1981
SAt coed frat, sexes
may mingle no more
By JOYCE FRIEDEN
On the outside, Theta Xi is like any ordinary fraternity
house: enormous Grecian-style columns, a neatly manicured
lawn, a house dog lounging out front.
Inside, Theta Xi is unique: Women make up one-third of
the inhabitants. But by tomorrow night, although the Greek
columns will remain, a local Theta Xi alumni board may vote
to prohibit women from moving in and becoming fraternity
"I HAVE NO idea which way the vote will go," said Bob
Wolf, president of the alumni board. "We must consider the
feelings of the current members (of the fraternity) who we
are counting on ,to recruit new pledges and continue the
viability of the house."
House President Bonnie Fought said if the alumni board
votes that the house remain coed, its national charter most
likely will be revoked by the national organization.
"We would probably reorganize under a different name,"
IF THE BOARD votes to make, the house all-male,'
provisions for prohibiting women from the house would be
included in the decision, Fought said.
The current alumni board is omprised of 12 alumni-two
1o them women-plus two voting representatives from the
The board is being forced to deal with the women issue now
because the local chapter was suspended in July for having
women house officers. It had been ordered by the national
organization two years ago to elect no women officers by Fall
The problem arose at the 1979 Theta Xi National Conven-
tion when delegates voted to prohibit any of its 57 chapters
from allowing women to live in the fraternities, although the
national organization had allowed women to live 'in the
houses on an experimental basis since 1972.
THOUGH WOMEN were permitted to live in the chapter
houses, they were not allowed to become members of the
national fraternity. Local women members of Theta Xi are
only members of the local Theta Xi organization.
"The delegates decided that the coed experiment was not
in keeping with the current times," said Jim Vredenburgh,
Executive Director of the National Theta Xi fraternity. "It's
my impression that they felt the experiment went beyond its
limits," he said, referring to when the local Theta Xi chapter
elected women to house officer positions.
When the delegates passed the legislation, they included
special provisions allowing the local chapter to gradually
move out its women residents "as quickly as possible."
THE LOCAL Theta Xi house members, however, ignored
the move-out plan.
See COED, Page 7
MEMBERS OF THETA XI, the University's only coed fraternity, participate yesterday in an impromptu water balloon
fight at the house's opening barbeque.
Liquor crackdown controversial
By ANN MARIE FAZIO
A police crackdown on the illegal sale
of alcohol to minors in the past month
has sparked a wave of complaints from
bar owners and store managers who
say police entrapped them.
The controversy centerson the use of
teen-age members of the police Ex-
plorers Scout Troop who enter bars or
party stores and attempt to buy liquor.
Local proprietors claimed the police in-
tentionally used older looking scouts
and used other deceptive practices.to
trick the stores or bars into selling the
IN THE PAST month, police have
checked more than 50 establishments,
and have reported 27 violations to the
state's Liquor Control Commission.
But, police Lt. Donald Johnson, who
is connected with the operation, flatly
denied any entrapment. "We don't use
any deceptions whatsoever," he said.
ANN ARBOR merchants disagree.
"He looked to be about 25," said Jim
Snyder, manager of the Ann Arbor Par-
ty Center, 1621 Jackson Road, of the
scout to whom he sold a six-pack of
Michelob. "I think it's pretty disgusting
when the police department has to
make headlines by harassing local
Snyder said the same scout to whom
'They keep doing it, seems like, till
they catch you. '
manager of Sgt. Pepper 's Party Store
he sold beer bought alcohol at seven
other establishments that same night.
John Jarema, manager of the Main
Party Store, 201 N. Main, agreed.
"Their methods are questionable, at
best," he said. "They (the scouts) didnt
appear to be under21."
THE PRECISE intentions of the
police force also seem questionable to
the managers of local establishments.
The majority of illegal liquor pur-
chases are not make in reputable
stores, Jarema said, but on the streets,
"This is the place they should be
looking," he said.
Several managers have complained
that they had been checked several
times and the scouts were refused, but
the police continued to survey their
"THEY KEEP doing it, seems like,
till they catch you," said Ernie Ajlouny,
manager of Sgt. Pepper's Store, 1028 E.
Don Newell, owner of Ann Arbor Par-
ty Center, said his store was also
checked several times, with on offense
committed. When the alcohol was sold
to the scout, he said, "It was purely a
mistake inl judgment."
He added that he once fired an em-
ployee that intentionally sold alcohol to
MIKE MEKAS, manager of the Pret-
zel Bell, 120 E. Liberty, said he couldn't
understand why the police were
checking his establishment since they
usually cater to an older'clientele.
"They're wasting their time," he said,
when they should be checking place
with a younger crowd.
Both the establishment and the em-
ployee' caught selling liquor to a minor
can receive penalties. The bar or store
is cited to the Michigan Liquor Control
Commission, which takes final action.
THE MOST SEVERE punishment is
total revocation of their license, accor-
ding to Walter Keck, Director of
Executive Services of the Michigan
Liquor Control Commission. The
business''license also can be suspended
or a $300 fine assessed.
The employee is charged with fur-
nishing intoxicants to a minor, a
misdemeanor, Johnsonasaid. If, found
guilty, he 'or she can receive a
maximum sentence of 90 days in jail, a
$100 fine, or be required to perform
some hours of community service-or a
combination of these.
Johnson said the maximum punish-
ment is rarely given out. Newell still
feels however, "the sentences are
Jarema said his employee charged
was fined $100, plus $80 in court costs,
and ordered to perform 72 hours of
ONE WOMAN who was charged was
upset with the way the police handled
the incident in which she was involved.
"I feel totally used," she said.
A number of the charged employees
have plead not guilty and have jury
trials pending. Molly Reno, an attorney
with Student Legal Services, is defen-
ding several of them. A major issue in
this case, she said, is 'whether having
minors commit the illegal act of buying
alcohol is a proper police conduct. "It is
ethically very questionable."
M puts No.1 ranking to first test
fecting its water
By DAVID SPAK is safe for fish. B
An effort to rid the city's water of level of a suspec
suspected carcinogens has put Ann in the water nec
Arbor's Aquarium fish population in in treatment, San
mortal danger. THE CHEMIC
Because of the city's new water 'is suspected of
treatment process, the fancy fish will laboratory mice
not be able to live long unless their ,evidence thati
tank water is dechlorinated by fish humans, he sa:
owners, according to Larry Sanford, forms when chlo
assistant superintendent of the city to .the water re
water treatment plant. already present.
Until Sept. 2 the city had been disin- See CIT
with chlorine, which
But an increase in the
ted carcinogen found
cessitated the change
causing cancer in
, although there is no
it causes cancer in
rine previously added
eacts with chemicals
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By MARK MIHANOVIC
Special to the Daily
MADISON- No clocks have been wound, no touchdowns
have been scored, and no games have been won or lost. And
yet the Michigan Wolverines were ranked number one by vir-
tually every magazine, coaches' and sportswriters' poll
But it's time to end all the pre-season hype and get down to
the business of winning football games.
MICHIGAN OPENS its quest for-coach Bo Schembechler's
first national championship today at 2:30 p.m. when they
take on the Wisconsin Badgers (4-7 last year).
No one is predicting any upsets, but the "crazies" planning
to inhabit Camp Randall Stadium this afternoon are
notorious for their rowdism which, coupled with a stellar
Wisconsin defense may Make today's contest a little tough
for the Wolverine gridders.
Calling the signals for Michigan today will be highly touted
sophomore Steve Smith, who will be starting his first game
for the Wolverines. He will be challenged with threading a
Badger defense that returns six starters and that Schem-
bechler calls "The most difficult we played" in 1980.
MICHIGAN OFFENSIVE interior line coach Paul Schudel
says he has seen no dropoff in quality of the Badger defense.
"Their defense is expected to be highly improved over last
year, which was their strong point," he said. "Wisconsin's
defense compares very favorably with' the very good defen-
ses in the Big Ten.
"They're experienced, they are big, they are physical, and
they can run and they hustle. That's the thing that charac-
terizes a good football team."
The Badger defensive line is anchored by junior middle
guard Tim Krumrie (6-21, 237), a starter in every game sin-
ce his freshman year. Schudel calls him "one of the finest
middle guards that I've seen since I've coached here at
A PAIR OF Badger senior linebackers, Dave Levenick (6-
2, 212) on the inside and Guy Boliaux (6-1, 218) at an outside
slot, are likely to give the Wolverines' cast of pre-season All-
See QB, Page 9
. gunning for the top
Rat du jour,
D ORM RESIDENTS beware-a Brazilian health
official has come up with a way to control rat
overpopulation that could affect the future content
of Quaddie burgers and other cafeteria
delicacies. Dr. Pedro Augusto Timbo's suggestion for an
"ideal way" to rid Brazil of rats is simple-cook and eat
good advice. So far lie has refused to admit to reporters
whether or not he eats rat meat.at
Crime pays - in Milk Duds
... Perhaps after hearing about campaigns to eat more
rats, some thieves broke into the Fox Theater in San Fran-
cisco last week and made off with a percious com-
modity-the entire supply of junk food. The theater had no
money in the box office upon their arrival, so the disappoin-
ta rnharc hrnla thrsnoh the front door and heaed
proposal to his village board that could help those who find
it hard to decide what to wear in the morning. Harwood, an
economist who is a self-admitted "square," thinks his
suburb would be a much nicer place to live in if it approved
a legalized dress code for all public places. Harwood has
noted an alarming increase in short shorts and cutoff jeans
in his wealthy neighborhood. "It dims the image of our town
to have nakedness walking around in our streets," Harwood
comments.Although Harwood did not propose just what sort
of clothes he would make mandetory for public wear, he
says he prefers to wear a suit and tie at all times-except in
the shower, of course. Qi
parachutists have jumped off the twin, towers of the Trade
Center into the street, never before has anyone attempted
an airborne landing on the building. Carta made the jump
some 10,000 feet above the towers and landed perfectly on.
the south tower's observation deck. Carta visited the deck
twice among tourist groups in preparation for the jump. An
experienced skydiver, Carta was blase about his success:
"It was like driving the car," he said after his descent, "I.
really had a good time doing it," City officials showed little
appreciation for their daredevil and asked Carta to drop in-
to court to answer a summons for illegal parachuting that
carries a possible $50 fine.