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Vol. LXXXX, No. 44 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 26, 1979 Ten Cents Eighteen Pages
Affirmative action law difficult to enforce
f ~By JOHN GOYER change my hiring practices, I'm going
Bynd JON th ER ehe myrehiringprdcticesIesoIg means the city pays more for goods and because .of the business that they' do state's only cities, according to state of-
Isfcodin threedsardthreslck o chid moreaywomenadmnrt' sou-services, and receives fewer bids on with Ann Arbor," Fisher asked. ficials, that enforce contract complian-
Insufficient funds and the lack of a can bid on a city contract'," said Coun- iycnrcs uponiloa ua rebr e
practical enforcement weapon have cilman Gerald Bell (R-Fifth Ward). city contracts. But Councilwoman Susan Greenberg ce
hindered the Ann Arbor Human Rights Bell added that he does not have COUNCILMAN David Fisher (R- defended the city's efforts to enforce af- Under the city's human rights or-
staff at City Hall in efforts to enforce af- enough first-hand information to decide Fourth Ward) said he thinks the city's firmative action among contractors, dinance, a company bidding on a city
firmative action policies among city if city contractors actually institute af- enforcement attempts are a "nice arguing that the long-term benefits of contract must prove to the Human
contractors. firmative action guidelines. But he gesture," but ineffective because the the program outweigh its present costs. Rights division that the number of
These hurdles, combined with in- said, "My guess is our policy (the city lacks a useful weapon to exercise "The model has to begin at some point, women and minorities in its work force
' flationary pressures, have forced the Human Rights Ordinance) hasn't had against bidders. Only companies that and I think the city'has to stand for that reflects the size of those groups in the
city to occasionally accept low bids on one diddly effect on anybody, and it's depend on city contracts could actually model," she said, general labor recruiting pool.
contracts regardless of the bidding costing us money. Bit I don't know." be forced to implement affirmative ac- CITIES ARE required to deal with "It (affirmative action enforcement)
' companies' affirmative action record. City Council members and other City tion guidelines - and no such firms approved contractors only if they are adds to the difficulty of securing bid-
"I CAN'T TELL you of one company Hall officials confirmed that enfor- exist, he said. spending state or federal money on a ders said Assistant City Ad
that has run out and said, 'I'm going to cement of the ten-year-old ordinance "Name one company that survives contract. Ann Arbor and Detroit are the See AFFIRMATIVE, Page 6

Chrysler wants

Fraser on board

Special to the Daily
DETROIT-A federal district court
judge is currently considering a motion
to dismiss the case of a former Univer-
sity humanities professor who is suing
the University because he claims he
was unjustly denied a tenure review.,
U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pratt
was asked yesterday by attorneys
representing the University to dismiss
Jonathan Marwil's court action against
the Regents and three engineering
faculty members.
MARWIL IS SEEKING either rein-
statement at the University so that his
tenure may be reviewed or damages of
more than $1 million. University attor-
neys maintain that Marwil is suing the
Regents and three professors in their
capacities as state officials. They claim
that the suit should therefore be
dismissed because the eleventh amen-
dment to the U.S. Constitution bars a
federal court from hearing an action by
a citizen against a state.
Marw-il's attorney, Jerold Lax, op-
posed the University's motion for
dismissal in court yesterday, claiming
the University shouldnot be equated
with the state in this case.
Lax claims in his brief to the courtI
that "the University has consistentlyI
fought for, and been accorded,
autonomy from the legislature in both
financial and other matters." He also
cited the fact that state appropriations'
provide only about one-fourth of the
See 'U', Page 11

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From AP, UPI, and Reuter
DETROIT -'The troubled Chrysler
Corporation, in an unprecedented
move, yesterday proposed that United
Auto Workers (UAW) President
Douglas Fraser become a member of
its board of directors.
The announcement came as the UAW
and the financially ailing automaker
reached agreement on a new three-year
labor contract covering some 113,000
union workers.
FRASER'S ELECTION would be the
first time in American business history
that a union leader has been elected.to
the boardroom, although worker par-
ticipation in management affairs is
commonplace in Europe.
Fraser told a press conference that
his name would be among those
recommended by the company for elec-
tion to the board at Chrysler's annual
meeting of stockholders in May 1980.
The new contract will give the com-
pany $403 million in concessions over
the next two years to help keep the
struggling No. three automaker afloat.
THE PACT gives the union two long-
sought social goals: the right to
recommend investment policy for part
of the pension fund, and the right to
recommend investment sanctions
against some firms it may designate for
their Sofith Africa policies.
The $403 million consists of $203
million in deferred wages and benefits
and a previously announced $200
million in a one-year deferral of this
year's payments to the pension fund.
Chrysler has asked for 1750 million in
loan guarantees from the federal
government. The union's concessions

will be an important selling point for
tle company in arguing in Congress
that the company deserves help.
THE UNION already has reached
agreements with Ford and GM.
."I sincerely believe that the voice Af

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
SCOTT KELLY AND LINDA TANZINI were crowned the university's first Ilomecoming King and Queen since the
early sixties last night. Some 70 people gathered in the Michigan Union to see the smiling royalty presented a trophy
and a bouquet of roses.

... on Chrysler's board
the worker will be heard in the highesf
echelons of the Chrysler Corporation,"
Fraser said in announcing the historic
bargaining gain.
"If the workers are going to have a
voice in their own destiny, they should
be represented when these crucial
decisions are made.
FRASER SAID he saw no conflict of
interest in assuming a place on the
Chrysler board.
See UAW, Page 10

Campus ci
Everyone knows the University has a
president, but did you know that it also
has a King and Queen?
As of last night Scott Kelly and Linda
Tanzini became the University's first
Homecoming King and Queen since the
early '60's.
THE "CROWNING," which took,

rowns king and queen
place in the Michigan Union Ballroom trophy and the Queen was handed a
last night in front of an enthusiastic bouquet of roses.
gathering of some 70 people, started off "I was shocked!" exclaimed Tanzini.
this weekend's Homecoming festivities "It was a total shock. I wasn't going to
celebrating the 100th anniversary of do this until my friends told me I
Michigan football. should. I feel like Ted Kennedy because,
Both Kelly, and LSA senior, and Tan- I've been drafted."
zini, an LSA junior, were awarded $100, THE LATE DOC Losh was the last
compliments of the Miller Brewing Co. Homecoming Queen until this' year's
The newly elected King also received a See JUDGES, Page 9

Fleming won't take

President Carter can go ahead and
cross the name of former University
President Robben Fleming from his list
of potential secretaries in the federal
government's new Department of

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Panel seeks new administrator

Armed with the feedback of a nine
member citizen committee, the per-
sonnel firm conducting the search for
Ann Arbor's next city administrator
has spent this week checking referen-
ces and interviewing the most qualified
applicants for the job.
Robert Slavin, representative of
Korn-Ferry International, a San Fran-
cisco executive search firm, met in-
dividually with the nine members of the
Mayor's Ad Hoc Review Committee to
determine if the 21 resumes presented
by the firm represented a satisfactory
selection of candidates.
AFTER SIX years, former city Ad-
ministrator Sylvester Murray left Ann
Arbor last month to become the city
manager of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mayor Louis Belcher said he hopes a
final decision on a new city Ad-
ministrator will be reached by the end
of November. The new administrator is
scheduled to take office January 1.

According to several citizens on the
committee there were a number of very
qualified applicants arpong the
resumes they reviewed.
Belcher said the comments of the

committee and the mayor. "The
panel's job was to tell us whether the
general quality of the group met their
expectations,' Slavin said.
On November 9 a Korn-Ferry

'I hope that whoerer is hired . . is someone who
(anl manage hunat relations kinds of problems,
inl afl~dition to fiscal problens.'
-,u11(1 Ilailev, selection panel rneiber

two or three candidates will probably
be open to the public, Belcher said.
THE CITY administrator, who repor-
ts directly to the mayor and council,
supervises the budget and most fun-
ctions of the city's offices and depar-
tments. The candidates hired to fill the
city's top administrative post will be
paid between $40,000 and $50,000 a year.
Applications are also being accepted
in the search for a replacement for
retiring police chief Walter Krasny, ac'
cording to acting City Administrator
Godfrey Collins.
Ads have been placed in several
national trade publications and the ap-
plication deadline is next January 7,
Collins said.
A JOB PROFILE is being compiled
by the members of the in-house search
committee to help screen the ap-
plications. Collins said he hopes the new
police chief will be hired by Febraury 1.
See CITIZENS, Page 7

his eleventh year in Ann Arbor.
"I JUST started here at CPB,"
Fleming explained yesterday from his
office in Washington, D.C. "It would be
difficult to walk away from here now.
There are a lot of problems here, a lot of
things that need my attention, and I am
now in the process of seeing these
changes through."
Fleming said that he would not seek
the post for the first time on Wed-,
nesday, when he told an AP reporter
that "I am not a candidate in any way.
He made the statement while at
Wisconsin's Beloit College, his alma
mater, where he participated in a panel
discussion on broadcasting.
According to Fleming, the names of
potential education secretaries are
submitted by other people, and the can-
didates generally are not aware that
they are under consideration.
The search for an education
secretary, still in its first month, in-
volves a slate of at least six prominent
names in public education, including
former Michigan State University
President Clifton Wharton Jr., and
television journalist Bill Moyers.
There is no deadline for the appoin-
tment, and no date has been set for the
swearing-in of the new secretary.
The newly established education
department is the thirteenth cabinet
post in the federal government.

panel would be relayed to city council
which will make the final decision.
AS OF THE October 12 deadline,
Korn-Ferry received about 60 ap-
plications for the position, Slavin said.
Using the profile formulated by council
in August the firm screened the ap-
plications and submitted 21 numbered
resumes for review by the citizens

representative will present a final
report to council and discuss the can-
didates, Slavin said.
Belcher explained that council will
narrow the field of candidates down to
five or six and interview the finalists.
These names will be public information
and, according to the state's Open
Meeting Act, the interviews of the final

...will stay at CPB
"It would be terribly awkward for me
to accept that position," Fleming said
yesterday. As the current president of
the Corporation for Public Broad-
casting (CPB), Fleming said that he
would feel "uncomfortable" leaving his
position after just nine months. He left
the University last December, finishing

speech by presidential non-candidate
observers were able to spy a veteran,

Ted Kennedy, close.
Ann Arbor political

pundit sitting in the front row of the audience: Richard
Robinson, alias Dr. Diag. According to one observer, . the
Doc was "just sitting there, like he was an intellectual or
something." Rumors immediately began to circulate about
Robinson's presence: While some speculated he was
gathering material for his own lecture tour, another obser-,
ver who spent a number of years studying the Doctor,
theorized Robinson was "front man for the uncandidate. 1

catch; in fact, this time there are two catches. First, no
reservations are being accepted, so you'd better be there
plenty early to get a ticket for one of the flights, the first of
which leaves Saturday at 7 a.m. And secondly, you can only
buy a one-way ticket. Which means that if you feel like
coming back, you'd better be prepared to try your luck
again or pay the airline's regular fare - $28. E
On the inside
For a literary change of pace, the editorial page carries a
nnrum ntihe -Ate of Ame'rica on Page 4 ..Arts offers a

various Greenpeace branches, whose members have been
taking her on "whale tours" across the country. Green-
peace member John Findley said Perry has also loaned out



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