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I: LIX, NO.9 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 16, 1978 Ten Cents Twelve Pages plus Supplement

Fleming s
By RENE BECKER
with KEN PARSIGIAN
Second in a series
IIn a long interview with President Robben Fleming
st spring about his ten years at the University, I
sked a very simple question any one would have
ed: What do you consider to be the high points in
r career?
half expected the stock answer about keeping the
niversity one of the best schools in the country or
mething to that effect. But, to my surprise, he
egan talking about the "turbulent sixties" and the
ole he played in keeping two angry factions-the
udents and the right wing establishmentarians-
'om making the campus a battle ground.
AS ALWAYS, he saw himself as a mediator, the

later years:
man in the middle-or rather on the spot. Fleming Uni
was picked to be the Univesity's ninth president par- pro
tially because he was a labor mediator and repor- aga
tedly enjoyed handling conflict, which he felt should boo
be a part of college life. befc
But this also- confirmed for me what I had heard an
from administration sources: Fleming was in his Tec
O
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prime during the anti-war years, doing what he liked pr
best. But the sources said that when the war and the sr
protest wound down and labor problems dominated spu
on this campus, Fleming seemed to loose interest in mo
his job. Many half-expected him to leave the Univer- bet
sity as early as 1975.
1969 WAS PROBABLY the most turbulent year this

Fiscal woes
iversity has ever seen. Besides the massive
test with thousands of students demonstrating
ainst the Vietnam war, or protesting for a student
kstore, there were several bombings. The year
ore, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) office
d the University's Institute for Science and
chnology had been bombed.
)n June 1, 1969 the ROTC building on campus was
ked by an explosive device planted in an auto
ked along side the structure.
kbout two weeks later on June 16, the spirit of
ing and the energy which later that summer
urred the birth of the "Woodstock Nation"
tivated about 100 people to close off S. University
ween Forest and Church St. and have a party. The OUTGOIN
See FLEMING, Page 9 by Law Pr

replace strife

G PRESIDENT Robben Fleming (left) will be temporarily succeeded
of. Allan Smith (right), a former 'U' vice-president and law school dean.

lue fans
oast new
eason at
rally
By RON GIFFORD
With a speech by Bo, a song by the
and and a hearty "Let's Go Blue!,"
ichigan football fans kicked off the
volverine season last night in a pan-
emonious Friday night style.
Approximately 1000 rowdy, enthused,
roused and partially-inebriated people
rmed a semi-controlled mob scene
tweenathe Administration Building
nd the Cube in a demonstration of
pirit and support.
GEORGE CAVENDER and the
ichigan Marching Band whipped the
owd into a frenzy with the "Go Blue!"
eer, climaxing with "Hail to the Vic-
rs," the Wolverine fight song. Former
tball player and present-day radio
nouncer Wally Weber addressed the
owd, urging the "infuriated animals"
at out and "shout down the walls of
ichigan Stadium" during the game.
But soon the crowd tired of this, and
e noise crescendoed with shouts of
Bo, Bo, Bo." Finally head coach Bo
chembechler stepped on the platform
d spoke to the now-hysterical throng.
Calling Michigan football "the
eatest sports spectacle in America,"
o promised the crushing horde that,
we want to be the greatest football
am in the country, and we won't stop
ntil we get there."
The crowd loved it and went into a
multous roar. In between shouts,
mps, screams, cheers and assorted
ther forms of bedlam, one female
tudent exclaimed, "I love to be rowdy,
nd Michigan football games are the
est place to get rowdy!"

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Mideast peace talks
breakdown averted

By AP and UPI
CAMP DAVID, Md. - Middle East
summit spokesmen said Friday the
secret parleys will run on at least
through the weekend, and Egyptian
sources said, the meeting had barely
avoided collapse.
White House press secretary Jody
Powell said the 11-day-old summit
among President Carter, Egypt's
President Anwar Sadat and Israel's
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
would continue at least through today.
He added he could not say how long it
might run beyond that.
THE THREE men have not met
jointly since a week ago Thursday, and
Powell said they were not likely to do so
yesterday or today. Begin began
observing the Jewish Sabbath at

sundown.
Powell insisted there had been no
summit "crisis" and no '"deadlock"
between Egyptian and Israeli
negotiators. But well-informed
Egyptians challenged that view, saying
their delegation is losing patience both
with the Israelis and with Carter for
failing to wring more concessions out of
Begin.
"The intense efforts of the past few
days have been aimed at trying to keep
the conference from collapse," said one
Egyptian source who is in close and
regular touch with Cairo's summit
delegation.
THE REASON, he said, is "absolute
Israeli intransigence on the question of
withdrawals" from the occupied Arab

lands, and especially the Palestinian
homelands of the West Bank and Gaza
Strip.
"Begin won't budge," this source
said. "Carter is being too gentle with
him."
The Egyptian sources said the
averted crisis centered around
dissatisfaction with a new Israeli
compromise offer for sharing power in
the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The
Arabs want the lands returned with no
strings.
Israeli sources said, meanwhile,
there is no stalemate in the talks and
that they do not share the gloom
current in some quarters just as they
did not go along with the high optimism
of a few days ago.

'Regents delay hill dorm

d~n 0
di fingC4
By THOMAS O'CONNELL
The Board of Regents has postponed
until its October meeting any further
action on the consolidation of dormitory
dining halls in the Hill area.
The Regents decided yesterday they
need more information on the
controversial plan before approving the
proposed site for a mass dining hall
adjacent to Mosher-Jordan. The facility
would serve Stockwell, Alice Lloyd,
Couzens and Mosher-Jordan Halls.
Board members requested more deatils
on plans to finance construction of the
facility.
HOUSING officials have pushed
consolidation as a cost-cutting
measure. However, it has been
vigorously opposed by a number of
tom Saturday-

rsolidation plan

students who feel elimination of
separate dining halls would have a
detrimental effect on the quality of
dorm life.
At the Regent's session Thursday,
several representatives of the Coalition
to Save the University Dining System
addressed the board. Although they,
acknowledged the proposed new
system would eventually result in some
savings for the University, they said.
that consideration was outweighed by
the detrimental effects of the plan.
One coalition member, Michael
O'Connor, asserted that individual
dining halls were part of the dorm
"living-learning experience," and that
a relaxing dinner hour should be part of
a student's assimilation process.
GINA TONGE, a junior living in

Mosher-Jordan, added that a close,
supportive dorm atmosphere was
important to parents as well as
students.
Some of the Regents have also
expressed doubts about the
consolidation plan. Gerald Dunn
objected to the construction of the large
building, and asked for more
information on possible consolidation of
Wost Quad and South Quad dining
facilities.
In addition, Regents David Laro and
Paul Brown both questioned whether
projected cost savings were great.
enough or wouldcome about soon
enough to justify consolidation.
ALSO APPEARING before the
Regents on Thursday were residents of
See HILL, Page 2

Steven Biko memorial meeting

l

recalls slain S.
By JEFFREY WOLFF WASHTENA
A somber audience attending a Against Aparth
mmemoration program on the was a need to s
niversary of black activist Steve who are carryi
iko's death in a South African prison Biko." The gro
stened attentively and in sadness as be to ensure th
rofessor Joel Samoff spoke of "the States in South
dness we fell at the loss of an. liberation."
traordinary individual, Steve Biko, Steering Con
well as the hope built on what he was Rubin said shy
le to accomplish in stimulating tasks to be th
lange in South Africa." Arbor comm
Samoff emphasized the importance action by coc
.Biko's role as "part of the transition liberation in
curring in South Africa from Denis Ondeje
tionalism to liberation and from remarks said i
ere to revolution." Another of Biko's programs such
trengths, according to Samoff, "was the environme
is ability to reach different groups, action can begi
South African ethnic groups as well as Ondeje char
tnericans, most notably Robert "getting the L
ennedy." corporate resp

A rica
W COUNTY Coalition
heid speakers said there
upport the work of those
ing on the work of Steve
up's ultimate goal "must
at any role of the United
h Africa is supportive of
rmmittee member Kate
he perceived the initial
7e education of the Ann
unity and facilitating
al groups working for
South Africa. Speaker
e, in his introductory
t was important to have
as this one for "creating
ent in which community
;in."
acterized the purpose as
Univeresity to focus on
onsibility." Although the

activist

Regents unanimously rejected a
proposal to divest its holdings in
companies operating in South Africa,
Ondeje said he considers the divestiture
issue to have been "somewhat of a
success" in that its use as an
educational tactic about South Africa.
Samoff said he agreed that the
growth in consciousness here in Ann
Arbor since the teach-ins last year has
been "very striking."
THE COALITION was born out of the
November 1977 teach-ins on South
African liberation. It now includes over
a dozen organizations and an estimated
core membership of 150 individuals.
Kate Rubin said she is "impressed"
also with the broad base of the coalition
which includes the African Students
Association, the Black Student Union,
leftist political groups, and
representatives of the students.

" President Carter's widely-
publicized recent vacation cost
the taxpayers at least $106,000,
and possibly more. See story,
page 3.
* Sunday marks the first an-
nual Fall Festival at Palmer
Field, featuring an all-dorm
tricycle race. See story, page 3.
* A photo expert testified be-
fore the House Assassinationsy
Committee that the controversial
"Oswald photos" are authentic.
See story, page 2.
The winner-Muhammed Ali
See Page I1

Suspect in
N. Campus
gun death
surrenders
By RICHARD BERKE
John Maddox, sought by city police
in connection with Tuesday's shooting
death on North Campus, surrendered to
police yesterday.
He was charged yesterday with the
shooting of William Van Johnson, a
custodial supervisor at the University's
School of Music. Maddox, ordered held
without bond on an open charge of mur-
der, faces a preliminary hearing Sept.
27.
A publicadefender to represent 40-
year-old(Maddox will be selected by
16th District Court Judge George
Alexander.
MADDOX, ACCOMPANIED by his
landlady, walked up to the front desk of
the city police station at 2:40 a.m.
yesterday and surrendered.
Police Lt. Richard Hill said he heard
reports that Maddox fled to Georgia af-

U.S.asks
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - The U.S.
ambassador to Nicaragua asked President
Anastasio Somoza yesterday to help evacuate
Americans from battle areas in northwestern
Nicaragua, reliable diplomatic sources said.
In the embattled city of Leon, meanwhile,
Nicaraguan commandos backed by armored cars
and helicopter gunships were fighting block to
block to tighten a noose around rebel defenders,

for evacuation in Nicaragua
hnlace would be able to withstand the gover- been occupied since last Saturday by Sandinista

ti

nment attacks. But insurgents in Esteli and
Chinandega were reported holding on, and
Managua was bracing for a possible rebel attack
to coincide with the country's independence day.
THE LEON EYEWITNESSES reported heavy
fighting as President Somoza's national guard
troops advanced from the edge of the city toward
the downtown area. Throughout the night, bursts

guerrillas seeking his overthrow. The leftist
guerrillas and ordinary citizens supporting them
also hold two other major cities in northwest
Nicaragua, Esteli and Chinandega.
In other developments, the United States
'We urge the government of
rNr nab to '.dvt O..e;ih tin

solution.
"Given the mounting bloodshed, violence and
suffering and the growing disruption of national
life, we believe this appeal should be urgently
heeded," he said.
Carter's statement followed the formation of a
three-member commission ip Nicaragua which
can speak for most major opposition factions,
ranging from leftist Sandinista guerrillas to con-

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