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SIEGFRIED the tragic hero
A lecture with musical illustrations
Professor Anthony Taffs
Department of Music
Albion College
8:00 PM.
The public is invited
Sponsored by the Rudolf Steiner Institute of the Great Lakes Area

Page 2-Thursday, December 7, 197
Dr. Ralph Sawyer, retired University
vice president for research and former
graduate school dean, noted for his
direction of the Bikini atom bomb tests,
died yesterday, at the age of 83, at the
Huron View Lodge nursing home.
Sawyer, a physicist also recognized
for his research in atohiic energy, spec-
troscopy, and radiometry, served the
University for 45 years before retiring
in 1964.
AFTER SERVING a stint in the Navy
and receiving his Ph.D. from the
University of Chicago in 1919, Sawyer
joined the University faculty as a
physics instructor, graduating to full
professorship in 1930. The physicist re-
entered the naval services when the
country entered World War II, and later
became Civilian Technical Director of

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the Bikini nuclear bomb tests.
Appointed graduate school dean
while still researching in Bikini,
Sawyer returned to Ann Arbor in 1946.
In 1959 he was named University vice
president for research.
University president emeritus
Harlan Hatcher said of his colleague,
"Ralph Sawyer was one of our ablest
deans and administrators."
Besides serving as president of both
the Association of Graduate Schools in
the Association of American Univer-
sities and the Optical Society of
America, and as chairman of the
American Institute of Physics' gover-
ning board, he wrote a textbook and
wrote several articles.
Sawyer is survived by his wife, and
twn childrenI

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The Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority (AATA) has received a short-
term loan from the Ann Arbor Bank for
$1.1 million which should enable the
board to pay its bills until federal funds
arrive in March, AATA announced
The loan, repayable at 5.78 per cent
interest by September 15, 1979, is inten-
ded to help AATA meet its $6.5 million
budget until the expected $1,751,879 in
federal funds arrive.
THE AATA BOARD had requested
bids from seven local banks and had
received'three bids before the Decem-
ber 5 deadline. One of these bids was
The $1.1 million loan is supplemented
by a $300,000 loan repayable at 5.5 per
cent interest from the Community Bank
of Washtenaw. That loan was received
and approved by the board prior to its
first deadline of November 9. The board
had been forced to extend this deadline
until December 5 when AATA had
received only the one bid by that
time-a bid from Community Bank of.
The board had accepted during its
November 15 session the Community
Bank loan after AATA's Controller
Janice Mackin, said it was needed to
pay November's expense. She said, "I
could live with this current financial
situation, but only until December 22."
AATA FINANCE committee chair-

man Richard Beaupre said board ap-
proval of these two loans "should take
care of AATA's borrowing needs for the
rest of this year (till June 30). " Last
year identical circumstances led AATA
to borrow approximately $900,000 at 4.9
per cent interest and Beaupre did
acknowledge that such local borrowing
"will be an ongoing occurence from
now on.
The board rejected the third bid
which was received from National
Bank and Trust for $250,000 at seven per
cent interest.
THE EXTENSION on bids had been
approved, upon Beaupre's assurance
that AAB had told him of its intention to
make a bid. Beaupre had also said he
was told of other banks that would
make bids if given extra time. The
board had authorized AATA to seek the
bids on November 1, nine days prior to
the first deadline.
Both banks eventually agreed to ac-
cept the federal funds as security but
insisted on assigning the approximately
$2 million AATA will receive in city
millage in the summer as secondary
collateral. Beaupre explained that the
banks' uneasiness. with relying on
federal grants as collateral is due to the
fact that the $1,751,879 is expected but
not guaranteed.
Consequently, Beaupre said "if some
bureaucrat in Washington decided that
we are not complying with all their
standards, he can turn off the (federal)
loans. "

at meeting
(Continued from Page 1)
LSA-SG's relation to the Universi
administration, he said: "It is impor
tant for council to understand who t
hell the enemy is."
Last nights meeting, the councilP
last before winter term, marked the fir
st time since last April that theUniver
sity's 16,000-member Literary colleg
was represented by a full studel
government. Election disputes resulty
in the LSA Academic Judiciary
refusal to certify last spring's election
LSA-SG has been meeting with a s
and five-member body since that time
Incoming president Bob Stechul
stressed what may be the theme of th
new governing body - visibility.
"I would take exception with the fac
that we are a completely inviibb
body," Stechuk said.
He said LSA-SG should work pa
ticularly hard to improve its visibili
on campus by using local media
leaflets, maintaining an open office and
through its links with activist groups.
Daily Official Bulletin
Daily Calendar:
Environmental Studies: V. Carroll, "Cultura
Anthropology and the Environment," 1528 CC Little
3 p.m,.
CREES/Ctr. Near East Studies: AlexandrE
Benningsen, U-Chicago, "Islam in the Soviet Union'
Commons Rm., Lane, 4 p.m.
Geology/Mineralogy: Richard L. Hay
U-California, "Environmental Reconstruction ir
Olduvai Gorge," 4001 CC Little, 4 p.m.
Guild House: Poetry reading, Stephen Dean, Judy
Kerman, Chet Leach, 802 Monroe, 7:30 p.m.
Music School: Jazz Band, rackham, 8 p.m.
Chemistry: R. Schulman, "Hight Resolution:
NMR Studies of Microorganisms and Mammalian
Cells," 1300 Chemistry, 8 p.m.
Anthropology: James Boom, Cornell-U., "The
Exaggeration of Cultures with Examples fro
Balinese Society and Malinowski's Books "
Rackham Amph, 8 p.m.
General Notices:
STUDENT ACCOUNTS: Your attention is called d
the following rules passed by the Regents at their
meeting on February 28, 1936: "Students shall pay
all accounts due the University not later than the last
day of classes of each semester or summer
semester. Student loans; which are not paid or
renewed are subject to 'this regulation; however,
students loans not yet due are exemptAny unpaid
accounts at the close of business on the last day of
classes will be reported to the Cashier of the
University and
"(a) All academic credits will be withheld, the
grades for the semester or summer seeion just
completed will not be rele'ased, and no transcript of
credits will be issued.
")b) '4a1l students owing such accounts will not be
allowed to register in any subsequent semester r
summer session until payment has been made."
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