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Vol LXXVII, No. 126 Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sunday, February 25, 1968 Seven Cents

Ten Pages

Sheriff Guilty
In Deputy Firing
A State Labor Mediation Board examiner yesterday found
Washtenaw County Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey guilty of vio-
lating Public Act 379, an amendment to the State Employment
Relations Act, in his firing of four deputies who sought col-
lective bargaining rights last December.
The examiner, James R. McCormick, called the action
"preposterous" arid ordered Harvey to stop interfering in the
public employes', right to organize under PA 379.
All four deputies were officers of the Washtenaw Cour ty
Deputies Association (WCDA). They were fired after they
refused to retract a statement in which they said they planned
court action against the County Board of Supervisors. The
deputies group was attempting to force the supervisors to

Rocky Admits Eligibility

DETROIT 1P)--Gov. Nelson
A. Rockefeller of New York said
yesterday that he would run
for President if drafted by the
Republican national conven-
Aides of the New Yorker re-
ported it was the first time he
had said flatly he would run
if drafted and that previously
he had said only "I'd face it"
if a convention draft came.
Rockefeller reiterated, how-
ever, he has no desire to be
President and does not anti-
cipate being drafted.
He was in Detroit to plump
for presidential campaign funds
for Michigan's Gov. George
Romney, the New Yorker's
avowed favorite over -foriier
Vice President Richard M. Nix-
Expressing confidence Rom-
ney would be the convention
choice, Rockefeller told a news
conference, however, that if

Nixon were nominated he would"
support the former vice presi-
Asked if he would support
Mayor John V. Lindsay of New
York if Lindsay were the GOP
nominee, Rockefeller broke into
a broad grin and replied, "That
question has not come up."
Rockefeller and Lindsay have
been at odds recently over
Rockefeller's part in trying to
settle a strike by New York City
sanitation workers.
Rockefeller said flatly he
would run if drafted in answer
to this question: "Did I under-
stand you to say sir, a minute
ago that if the overwhelming
voice of the Republican Party
asked you to be President, in
others words, a draft, would you
face that draft with a 'yes'?"
"I said exactly that," Rocke-
feller responded.
A reporter suggested that
dolls, including Romney's own,

showed the Michigan Repub-
lican losing ground in New
Hampshire to Nixon. Rocke-
feller replied it was his belief
Romney's showing in New
Hampshire "is going to surprise
an awful lot of people."
Asked if a write-in campaign
for him in New Hampshire
might not be the greatest
threat to Romney's winning
there, Rockfeller said he had
both written and wired dele-
gate candidates supporting him
and asked them to withdraw.
With reference to the fund
raising luncheon here for Rom-
ney, Rockefeller said the same
kind of meetings were being
held for Nixon in New York,
where Nixon now lives.
Rockefeller declined to take
a stand on the Vietnam War,
saying he viewed it "the better
part of wisdom not to add one
more misinformed voice."

recognize WCDA as its legal
Funds Cut
Two government sponsored fel
lowship programs have been
sharply cut, and one will be can-
celled entirely in 1969. Associate
Dean George Hay of the graduate
school said the cuts were due t
do lack of funds in both programs.
The University will receive only
45 National Science Foundation
Traineeships in 1968 instead of
the 85 granted this year. Hay said
a maximum number of 45 grants
for each institution was set by th
program, which he called "gen-
erally short of money." The fel-
lowships .are sponsored through
the National Defense Education
NASA Phase-out
The National Aeronautics and
Space Agency is phasing out its
traineeship program. Only 15 new
fellowships will be granted in the
country this year. From 1964-6(
fifteen fellowships were granted
each year at the University alone.
The University received nine
awards from NASA for 1967
and the program will end ir
1968. Twenty-four previous NASA
grants will be continued, saidWil-
liam Toombs, assistant to Hay.
Hay said recommendations will
be in shortly for all competitive
scholarships. Departments recom-
mend fellowship candidates to the
Executive Board of the graduate
school. Awards will be announced
April 1.
Last September the Woodrowe
Wilson Foundation drastically re-
duced its financial aid to graduate
students interested in college
teaching because of a $4.3 mil-
lion-a-year slash in donations
from the Ford Foundation.
Cut backs last year reduced the
number of Wilson fellowships
awarded from 935 to 150.
Fellowship Grants
The Ford Foundation under-
writes the Wilson Foundation pro-
A gram of $3,000 fellowships for
graduate students in the humani-
ties and social sciences.
Hay said the Ford Foundation
appears to be shifting support tc
another program rather than de-
creasing the amount of grants
offered. .,
The University has received $4
million from the special Ford
grants to accelerate studies in the
humanities and social sciences.

bargaining agent.
- Harvey was ordered to reinstate,
Sgt. William Stander and Deputy
Fred Postill immediately. A third
deputy, Harold Kerr, was rein-
stated in late December and the
fourth, Alfred Bland, has : already
found another job with#the Jack-
son County Police
Recommends Reimbursement
McCormick recommended that
all four be reimbursed a sum of
money, equal to the pay they have
missed to compensate for the
a("humiliation and personal injury
-to reputation which the dismissals
e caThe decision came after severalj
o days of testimony in which Har-!
vey defended his right to demand
a retraction from employes he
f claimed had issued false state-'
ments which hurt the deparment.
s Harvey said he fired the men for
e insubordination because they re-
fused his direct orders.
"I conclude that he had no such
right, even if the story was er-
roneous," McCormick said. "TheI
alleged error involved the internal
policy of the association, which is
no business of the employer."

Nelson Rockefeller

Doc' Ls: An Institution Retires

Susan Stann, '68, was named w
Wild, Wild West contest at Yo
Stann, sponsored by Lambda Ch
from eight finalists in the all-ca
College R.
V1vbt "fiff

Could File Charges
He added that the officers, as
individual employes possessed the
standing to file charges at any
time with the State Labor Me-
diation Board. They were also


ruled to be within their rights to
refuse to retract a statement.
County authorities, including the
sheriff, have maintained that the
WCDA is not a labor union. TheI
findings show that Harvey hadk
supported organization at first, as
long at it would work closely with
him; but when he learned of the
WCDA, he warned that a union
did not belong in the department
and that he would "fire anyone
brin'ing a union into the depart-
"The natural consequence of the
firini's is to discourage member-
ship in the association, which is
legal labor organization," McCor-
mick ruled.
Freely Criticize
McCormick. said public employ-;
es may "freely criticize their em-
ployersinaregard to working con-
ditions" and may even press for
zriminal prosecution of the em-
Moyer for violation of Michigan
law. An exception would be if the
employes were acting out of pure
He called the deputies' threat
'routine and innocuous."
"If the right to organize and
bargain collectively did not in-
:lude the right to state one's in-
tant to pursue legal procedures to
:btain the employer's recogni-
tion of an organization, the law
itself would be a sham," McCor-
mick concluded.

Two members of the Univer-
sity College Republican club (CR)
were elected to offices at the
Michigan Federation of College
Republicans State Convention
this weekend in Detroit.
Robert Smart, '69 was re-elect-
e d State Chairman and Robert
Willmarth, '69, vice-chairman of
the University CR's, was unani-
mously elected chairman of Re-
gion V.
The convention's resolution on
Vietnam supported the U.S. fight-
ing men in Asia but was in basic


-Daily-Jay Cassidy In 41 years with the astronomy
Y WILD department, Prof. Hazel 'Doc'
Losh has taught the wonders of
inner of Winter Weekend's Miss the heavens to thousands of stu-
st Field House last night. Miss dents, including countless ath-
ii Alpha fraternity, was selected letes. But although she has long
mpus competition. been a faculty institution, she
will end her career as a teacher,
this July.
" Not that she wants to: retire-
) 7C a S( ment at her age - a youthful
69 - is mandatory.,"I'd stay on
if they'd let me," she says.
"Teaching is my whole life."
Part of Her Life
Iis a large part f er lie, at
disagreement with the actions of least. Almost all ofher daily ac-
disareeentwit th acion oftivities revolve around the Uni-
President Johnson. versity. Beside her five courses,
Resolutions favoring o p e n - which include over 1,000 students,
housing and a volunteer army she has been secretary-treasuer
were defeated. A move to sell the
U.S. Post Office was also defeat- _
Smart's duties as state chair-
man involve organizing, planning,
and co-ordinating the activities ..
of the 40 College Republican clubs
in Michigan. During the coming ,:
year, Smart hopes to "establishs
a better dialogue with student z'
leaders on Michigan campuses.
"College Republicans can pro- ~
vide a vital communication link 4
between the concerns of the stu-
dent population and legislation r
in Lansing and Washington,"
Smart said.
Willmarth's plans for Region
V, which composes Southeastern
Michigan outside of Detroit, are
to "weld an effective campaign
unit and to put a College Repub-
lican on the staff of every Re-
publican running for a significant
The University CR's received
an award as the best club in the
state at the convention.
The 400 delegates to the con-
vention witnessed a "spontaneous"
demonstration favoring the elec-
tion of Ronald Reagan, the gover-
nor of California, to the post of
Michigan CR vice-chairman.
Reagan is an honorary member
of a state club, but since he is
on administrative boards of sev-
eral California- colleges, he was Doctor H
declared ineligible for the office.

It is not quite certain when or
how it all got started. But some-
how, people began to suspect that
Doc's interest in sports carried
into her astronomy lectures. Ath-

Two To Offer
New 'U' Lease
Two more Ann Arbor landlords
this week accepted the Univer-
sity's "eight-month" lease for use
next fall. Apartments rented by
John McDonald and Varsity Prop-
erties will be rented under the
terms of the new lease.
"These two acceptances mean
that over 2000 units are now un-
der the 'eight-month' lease,"
Mike Koeneke, '69, Bus. Ad. chair-
man of Student Housing Assoc-
iation said yesterday.
Commenting on the recent con-
frontation of managers of Apart-
ments Limited, Koeneke said,
"Some action was taken immed-
iately in response to our com-
plaints. Representatives were sent
out within two days to the units
which had complaints.

of the local chapter of Phi Beta eletes, including all the old greats, ,
Kappa for the past 30 years. found her classes to be a congen-
Often, the University is in orbit ial setting. Finally, the rumored
around Doc Losh. At hundreds of Losh axiom, "A' is for athletes,
pep rallys her gutsy pronounce- 'B' is for the boys, and 'C' is
ments have fired the most apath- for coeds" sprang upon the scene.i
etic of students. Her unflinching A catchy phrase perhaps, butI
support of the Wolverines made Miss Losh fervently denies that
her the University's first home- she shows favoritism to atheletes.1
coming queen. The Doe Losh Special Interest
athletic trophy has appeared. She does take a special inter-
Articles in magazines such as est in the men of sport, however.
Time and Sports Illustrated She enjoys the "atmosphere" of
spread her fame nation-wide. The football and the "fast action" of
most naive freshman as well as hockey; but it is the players
the most ancient alumni has themselves that she enjoys the
heardsthe Legend of Doe Losh. ost. Adpayes have beyn
most. And players have been

tion that comes to mind as you
enter her office on the eighth
floor of Physics-Astronomy.
Outside, several awesome grid-
iron heroes are likely to be wait-
ing patiently for an audience. In-
side a veritible pawnshop of sou-
venirs can be wound. Pictures,
beads, psychedelic and athletic
paraphenalia of all description
cover the shelves. And behind a
desk, peeking over nearly a ton
of papers and rubbish, is Doc
Losh. "I'm unorganized," she ex-
Althoughher teaching days are
almost over, Prof. Losh expects
to stay in Ann Arbor at least un-

known to return the compliment. til her retirement furlough, one
by helping with yard work at her year at full pay, is over,
ho.me near the campus.
Doc Losh is extremely popular Travel and Research?
with all of her students, and she She is not exactly sure what
takes a personal interest in them. she is going to do with her time.
One of the rare professors who "Retiring professors always say
keeps a seating chart in her lee- that they're going to travel and
tures, some students believe that do research. I suppose I should
she knows everyone in the class say that, too. I have lots of prob-
by name. "I don't really know lems in astronomy to work on."
j everyone," she chuckles, "but I She doesn't want to miss any
try to make them think so." On of the games, either. And as for
the day the seating chart is made, the pep rallys, she rather wistfully
her students often make a savage muses, "I suppose if the students
rush to claim front row seats. want me, I'll go to those."
From whence came this peculiar But she brightly reminds you "Of
blending of devotion, energy, and course, you can't stop anyone
enthusiasm? In short, what makes from going to a pep rally."
'Doc' tick? That's the first ques- Especially not Doc Losh.
e r v s
Sororities in Oxord
By ROB BEATTIE ciably different from that in any
The University Housing Office other sorority.
has recommended that two soror- Feldkamp also recommended
ities be allowed to move into co- that Noble House of Oxford Hous-
operative housing units in Oxford ing be made available to men next
Housing next fall. The sororities, year.
Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta He said that he had been pre-
Sigma Theta, which are entirely sented with a petition signed by
Negro in their membership, had 61 present residents of co-ops at
petitioned the office for the living Oxford asking that they be al-
space because they lacked houses lowed to return next year. This,
of their own. Feldkamp noted, was well above

azel Losh

The Department of Defense has and ma
diverted some of its vast resources tion's h
from the making of war to the ojet-Ge
development of fiberglass for use the con
in houses of the future. ARL'
The University's Architectural problem
Research Laboratory (ARL) was ing pr
awarded a $27,000 contract last the ma
October by the Defense Depart- Accordi

Contract Aims at Housing Costs

John Feldkamp, University hous-
ing director, submitted the recom-
mendation to Vice-President for
Student Affairs Richard L. Cutler
earlier this week. Cutler may
make the final decision although
the matter may be referred to the
The Student Advisory Commit-
tee on Housing (SACH) earlier
this month passed a resolution in

the number of returnees from last
year. If all recommended changes
were accepted, only one house
with 30 spaces would remain for
occupancy by unaffiliated wom-
Speaker Ban

o use modern technology
aterials in solving the na-
ousing problems. The Aer-
neral Corporation shared
s answer to the housing
n was the filament-wind-
ocess, presently used in
nufacture of rocket cases.
ng to the ARL proposal

this process develops h i g h
strength fiberglass casings that
require little upkeep, and combine
low-weight with moderate cost.
with the potential of considerably
lower costs in the future if its
feasibility for a mass housing
market is proved.
The purpose of the Defense De-
partment's contract was twofold.

First, the department itself builds the housing industry, where it
8,000 to 10,000 housing units every was judged to be badly needed.
year for military personnel. For ARL, in collabotation with Aero-
the most part these are three and jet-General, presently one of the
four-bedroom middle class homes. j country's leaders of the devolp-
The DOD felt that the contract ment of the filament winding
could succeed in both finding a process, devised the use of the
lower cost method of building fiberglass process for mass-pro-
these homes and also sought to duced, medium-cost housing.
introduce modern technology into Contruction and assembly of a
house using this process is fast
and efficient. Large fiberglass
shells that are produced right
at the construction site are fitted
for utilities and electrical wiring,
and wall panels are put on. The
rapid construction allows up to
four housing units a day to be
produced and installed at a pre-
pared site. The shells can be
stacked fo two-story units or
connected in one of- a various
number of ways.
One of the basic premises un-

The ARL proposal points out opposition to the move. The com-
that the "housing problem in the mittee disapproved, saying that i LVirturned
United States is becoming increas- University housing should be open
ingly acute under the combined to all who apply rather than to A federal district court has
pressures of population growth P"self-selective social groups." struck down North Carolina's
and' physical deterioration of OpportunityAward Studentsd five-year-old speakerhban as un-
existing housing, and it is evident= Feldkamp, however, said his de- constitutional. A three - judge
that to resolve this problem the cision to recommend theuse of panel in Greensboro, N.C, ,ruled
prodciecpctyo hsids h houses by the sororities was that the vagueness of the law
try must be stepped up enormous- not based on their status as a so- violated constitutional guarantees
ly, which in turn requires the cial group. "They would be ad- of due process.
creative development of new mitted not as sororities but as The action came in response to
building recources, policies, and groups of primarily Opportunity a suit filed by 12 University of
bonedsg rs, dAward students,' he said. North Carolina students and two
concepts. . s . "This is the sole reason for the Communist speakers who chal-
The industry itself recommendation," he continued. lenged the law after the speakers
technological advances due to a "The Student Advisory Commit- were barred from speaking at the
melange of building codes, work wea df sai th
ta Hn Rrvin falt that other

practices, and its disjointed or-
In addition, the cost of achiev-
ing the large desired changes on
substantial scale required be-
yond the capabilities of private
business alone.

tee on housin glei[ iuu
housing was available for use by
the groups. We have found, how-
ever, that this housing does not
exist. It is not generally available
to Opportunity Award students."
Feldkamp recommended that
the sororities be allowed to occu-

The suit was filed in March,
1966, after the university trustees
refused to let Herbert Aptheker
and Frank Wilkinson appear on
In its decision, the court said
the legislature had acted in "ut-

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