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High court throws
out military lawsuit
By MICHAEL WESTON
with wire reports
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled
yesterday that military personnel.
not sue individual superior officers who
violate their constitutional rights.
The unanimous 9-0 decision overruled
a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision
which allowed a race discrimination
suit filed by five black sailors against
their superior officers to be heard by a
lower California court.
"THE NEED for unhesitating and
decisive action by military officers and
equally disciplined responses by
enlisted personnel would be under-
mined" if servicemen are allowed to
sue commanding officers, Chief Justice
Warren Burger wrote.
He added that the high court "has
long recognized two systems ofjustice"
- one within the military and one for
In the original suit, the black sailors
contended tmat their superior oticers
aboard the landing ship USS Decatur
tolerated racial abuse against them.
They said they were given the dirtiest
jobs on the ship and were harshly
disciplined for minor infractions.
A LOWER court in California
refused to hear the case, ruling that the
suit was a military matter and not un-
der its jurisdiction. But the appeals
court said that the lower court could
hear the case, based on criteria defined
in several earlier cases of this nature.
The Supreme Court, however, over-
turned the appeals court ruling, saying
that such a suit impares the military's
ability to function.
ROBERT Shellenberger, director of
the University's Air Force Officer Cor-
ps Education Program, said that he
was not familiar with the case, but that
the decision seemed "a reasonable
thing to expect."
But the decision did not seem just to
Jonathan Rose, an attorney for Student
Legal Services. Rose said that the
California appeals court had dealt
adequately with the question of inter-
ference with military functions in its
Regents may increase
'U' Health Service fees
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tively," he said, adding that for the third
consecutive year the increase is below
the inflation rate.
Vice President for Student Services
Henry Johnson said he thinks the prop-
osed increase is necessary and that the
Regents should support it. "(Briefer)
has done an extremely creditable job as
director of Health Services," he said.
"He has improved the quality while
reducing the overall costs."
The proposed $7.50 yearly increase is
the lowest fee possible which could
maintain the quality of Health Services,
THE INCREASE in student fees
would also provide higher staff salaries
and benefits, he said.
"I believe Health Services has done a
very credible job at cost containment
over the past three years," said
Briefer. "We have been able to absorb a
10 percent increase in utilization by
students without any increases in
Briefer said that during peak months
such as November or March, nearly
7,500 students used Health Services.
Despite the students' increased use of
Health Services, the infirmary was
closed in April because it was too ex-
pensive to operate and few students
used it, Briefer said.
Say yes to Newark
City councilmembers don't take it lightly when someone makes a joke
about Newark, N.J. The council has drawn up a resolution condemning an
April Mutt & Jeff comic strip that pokes fun at the city. In the comic, Mutt
says, "Why so glum today Jeff?" Jeff replies, "I won the state lottery."
"What's so bad about that?" Mutt asks. "I won Newark," answers Jeff. The:
comic crankled City Council President Ralph Grant, who said "We
vociferously oppose that kind of chicanery. We will find out who is respon-
sible and voice strong objections." Councilmember George Branch called
the comic "a slap in the face at everything we are trying to do here in the
city." It wasn't the first time city officials have been insulted by a joke. Last
year, the Christian Dior fashion company considered an advertising cam-
paign using the slogan, "What would New York be without Dior? Newark."
After the council objected, Dior executives apologized and offered fashion
scholarships to Newark high school students.
Looking for something more exciting this summer than just English class?
The Windurfing Club is sponsoring an organizational meeting tonight for all
interested adventurers in the Kuenzel Room of the Union at :30 p.m.
Clinical Psychology - Dr. Ulfried Geuter, "Psychology in the Third
Reich," Dr. Geoffrey Cocks, "Psychotherapy in Nazi Germany," noon, Con-'
ference Room 4, Michigan League.
Racquetball - 6 p.m., Courts 10 &1, CCRB.
Society of Christian Engineers - noon, 315 W. Engineering.
His House Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 7p.m., 1433 Mason.
Aikido - 5p.m., Wrestling Room, Athletic Building.
Baptist Student Union - 7p.m., third floor Michigan League.
Student Wood & Crafts Shop - 7p.m., 537 SAB.
Gay Liberation Front - 7:30 p.m., Conference Room C, Michigan League.
CEW - Job Bunt, noon, 350 S. Thayer, second floor.
School of Education - conference, "Academic Renewal: Advancing
Higher Education through the 80's," all day, Rackham Building.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - Heart of Glass, 7:30 p.m., Sroszek, 9:15 p.m.,
Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Cinema Two - The Ruling Class, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch all.
Classic Film Theatre - Picnic at Hanging Rock, 7:30 p.m., Sunday Too
Far Away, 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
School of Music - Open Tower Carillon Demonstration, 4 p.m., Burton
CommunityRrigh School, - Future Talk, 1Up.m., CHS Aud. 401 N. Division.
Psychiatry - Dr. George Curtis, "Clinical Implications of Recent
Developments in Anxiety," 10:30 a.m., CPH Aud.
Editors' Forum - Coin Beaumont, "The Open World: Universal Infor-
mation Management through Communications," 7 p.m., Sheraton Univer-
Chemistry Department - Scott Dax, "A Study of Thiolaldehydes," 4 p.m.,
1300 Chemistry Building.
Tae Kwon Do Club - 6p.m., outside, behind IM Building.
Nurses Christian Fellowship -4p.m., 2703 Firstenberg.
Academic Alcoholics - 1:30p.m., Alano Club.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates -9p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Science Fiction Club - 8:15 p.m., ground floor conference room, Michigan
WCBN - "Radio Free Lawyer," 88.3 FM.
International Decade for Women - planning session for Feminist Forum
Series, noon, Rooms 1 & 2, Michigan League.
Transcendental Meditation - Introduction to TM Prgram, 8p.m., 528W.
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Vol. XCIII, No. 16-S
Tuesday, June 14,1983
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