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Freeman nominated to head GSA

Carter yesterday nominated Rear
Adm. Rowland Freeman, a defense
procurement expert, to head the
G&neral Services Administration
(GSA), and Freeman immediately
pledged to complete investigation of the
scandal-ridden agency.
Freeman, 57, succeeds Jay Solomon,
who resigned this week after helping
expose and investigate a bribery and
payoff scandal in the government's

housekeeping and purchasing agency.
CARTER MADE no reference to the
scandal in the White House announ-
cement, but Freeman did in his accom-
panying statement.
"My first concern will be to work
closely with the Department of Justice
and the GSA inspector general to com-
plete the ongoing investigtion of GSA
programs and actions," Freeman said.

"We will examine any possibility of
wrongdoing. I want to be absolutely
sure-and assure the Congress and the
president-that any wrongdoing in GSA
is ended."
FREEMAN SAID he would build on
previous studies of GSA problems and
summon experts from the public and
private sectors and the academic
community to help him.
Freeman, who has been in the Navy


Task force proposes dorm board

for 37 years, has been commandant of
the Defense Systems Management
College at Fort Belvoir, Va., for the
past two years.
He has a master's degree from Har-
vard in business administration and
has extensive experience in the
management and procurement of large
weapons systems.
HE WAS commander of the Naval
Weapons Center at China Lae, Calif.,
the Navy's largest laboratory with 4,000
employees and a budget of $200 million
a year, 1974-77, and earlier served as
deputy chief of Naval Material
Procurement and Production and as
project manager of the Navy F-111B
Solomon, a wealthy real estate
developer from Chattanooga, Tenn.,
did much to expose the scandal in
GSA's buying practices. But he fell
from favor after firing Deputy Ad-
ministrator Robert Griffin, a protege of
Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.).
Pablo Picasso often told biographers
he would rather be remembered by
posterity as a lover than as an artist.


(Continued from Page 1l
also make appointments to committees
ofsthe Michigan Student Assembly, the
Urniversity, and the Housing Office to
represent student concerns.
Last year resident concerns were
representedrby the now defunct Univer-
sity Housing Council (UHC). The UHC
"had a structure that didn't allow them
to do anything," commented Finn..
When its officers moved out of their
dotms at the end of last year the UHC
was phased out.
The draft of the constitution provides
for a less structured new couincil, an at-
tempt to avoid the UHC's ineffec-
tiveness which was due to ad-
'mihistrative and structural problems ,a
ccording to Finn.
JANE ESPER, Mosher-Jordan
resident and member of the task force,
explained the function of the advisory
council: "It will be a place of discussion
and consensus.. . so student input can
be a factor in the Housing decision-
making prpcess.
"What we are essentially trying to do
is open up a line of communication bet-
ween students, residence halls and
housing," added Esper.
Members of the task force expect the
council to deal with many issues con-

cerning dorm residents. Pat Singer,
chairwoman of the recently formed
Dormitory Presidents Organization,
listed security, fire procedures, coun-
seling, dorm equipment and fur-
nishings, tenant-landlord grievances,
food service, and racial issues as sub-
jects her group hopes to discuss.
FINN WILL continue to serve as
liason between students and the Office
of Housing. The advisory council
"needs someone from the housing of-
fice to give input if they want it," ex-

plained Finn.
Despite the structural problems ex-
perienced by the old UHC, Finn expects
the new board to be effective. As an ad-
visory board the council "will have as
much power as. they are able to
generate," said Finn. If the represen-
tatives "do their homework" and
research the issues they can be an im-
portant part of Housing policy making,
emphasized Finn. Although the board
has an advisory function, Finn said,
"We will listen. We've got to listen."


Columbia U. votes

NEW YORK (Reuter)-Columbia
University announced yesterday that it
had sold stock in three bank cor-
porations which, when asked whether
they would continue doing business
with South Africa, either said yes or
kept their actions secret.
"The trustees at their February and
March meetings voted to divest the
university of stock in three bank cor-
porations: Detroit BankaCorporation,
Manufacturers National Bank of
Detroit, and the Rainier Bancor-
poration of Seattle," president William

All speakers of English as a second language* are invited to
take part in an experimental test of English language profi-
ciency to be given in ANGELL HALL AT 7:00 P.M. ON MARCH
26 AND 27.
You will receive $7.00 for approximately 1/2 hours of your
time. In addition, test results will be made available to par-
ticipants. If interested you must call and register which night
you wish to take the test at the following number:
*NO EGI students currently enrolled in the Intensive English courses are
eligible for the test.

McGill said in a letter to the univer-
sity's senators.'
THE UNIVERSITY'S action followed
waves of student protests in the past
two years at several campuses across
the country against investments said to
prop up the apartheid system.
McGill said the Detroit Bank and the
Manufacturers National Bank would
not disclose whether South Africa
currently owed them money or whether
they would lend more money in the
future. Rainier said it would not stop
lending money to South Africa.
"The total stock divested by action of
the trustees had a value of ap-
proximately $2.7 million," McGill said.
"THIS IS ABOUT 15 per cent of the
university's holdings in financial in-
stitutions and about one per cent of
Columbia's total investments, ex-
clusive of investment in real estate.
"The stock sales were accomplished
without financial loss and the proceeds
were reinvested in other banking in-
A spokesperson declined to give the
names of the institutions receiving the
new investment.
THE UNIVERSITY had joined the
South Africa Review Service of the
Washington-based Investor Respon-
sibility Research Center (IRRC), a non-
partisan research organization dealing
with areas of social concern, McGill

to divest
Some companies were asked to con-
firm that they were not conducting
business with South Africa.
Others were sent letters and an IRRC
questionnaire, but "not all banks and
companies have fully responded to the
university'saletter and the IRRC
questionnaire. Further analysis of all
this information will be required," he
THE TRUSTEES also expected to
consider this spring whether to support
12 stockholders' resolutions asking for
companies to pull out of South Africa,
the university's president said.
The Columbia spokesperson said
more than 200 letters had been sent out
and the replies were available for
scrutiny in the university's. main
Last June when the trustees, under
student pressure, announced their in-
tention of reviewing their portfolio,
they said the university had $80 million
of investments in 44 corporations repor-
ted to have'assets in South Africa.
DAVID LIFF of IRRC said, "At least
12 universities have taken action to sell
all or a portion of their stock in com-
panies doing business in South Africa
since spring of 1977."
Of these, the University of Wisconsin
already had sold $11 million in stocks,
he said. No university spokesperson
was available to confirm this.

DailyPhoto by PAM MARKS
WHILE VISITING Ann Arbor, Alan Haber, a founder of Students for a Democratic
Society (SDS), will participate in tonight's commemoration of the fourteenth
anniversary of the first Vietnam War teach-in.
Teach-in anniversary

(continued from Page 1>
functioning now as in 1965," said Haber,
currently a resident of Berkeley,
California. "The teach-in is an ex-
periment as it was before, an in-
novation helping people get together
and talk about serious matters, and yet
respect one another in the process.
HABER NOTED similarities bet-
ween student activists today and what
he and his peers did during the early
Commenting on last week's protest at
the Regents' meeting, he said, "People
are standing up straight for what they
believe in - putting it to the powers
that be about justice, truth, and
"It feels just about like a 20-year
cycle to me now," he added. "This is
about like 1959."
ONE OF THE major differences bet-
ween this group of student activists and
his own, Haber stressed, is that today's
students have a better education. Also
the radicalism of the 1960s provides
students now with a recent experience
from which to draw, something his
generation did not have, Haber added.
"Somehow people have learned to be
more subtle, and operate at a higher
level and in more diverse-ways than
allowing a situation to go to combat in
the streets," he said.a.
But Haber doesn't accept the words
of those who say today's students are
apathetic. "I think that human beings
are incredibly intelligent, award, and
understand the seriousness of issues in
the world, and understand the
limitations of anyone's individual
capacity . .. I think that people are
alert and listening, and then forms of
participation develop that seem to be
adequate to the tasks at hand."
Haber; now a cabinet-maker and
woodworker, has also organized a co-
operative shop in Berkeley. He also
said he has been trying to reconnect the
network of activism.
"ONE OF THE things that I do, is

keep track of what my old friends, co-
workers, compatriates, and teachers
are doing." Those people are all in-
volved in their own local organizations
across the country, Haber said, and'the
level of their activity is great.
One example of activism within a
community, is Haber's own town,
Berkeley. There, the issue of divesting
funds from South Africa has beeh
placed on a city referendum.
have not given up the goals of social
change for which they strived during
the 1960s. Haber's interest in continuing
the Ann Arbor teach-in is evidence of
this desire to keep the movement going.
Other teach-ins occurred in 1976, and
last year, the teach-iA lasted for one
week. As Haber said, "Teaching does
produce learning --slowly.
"Again, how do we engage citizens
and engage the government in a debate
on foreign policy that might produce
some better alternatives than we've
witnessed in the last 14 years? So that is
somewhat the purpose of this - just to
go back to the form of a teach-in poin-
ting toward debate - trying to see what
we know, what we've learned, what
questions we still have to ask.
Tenure policy
p y
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dissidents on the faculty."
"BUT WE HAVE an unusually wide
spectrum of beliefs at this University,"
he added. "This is a very open in-
"I am concerned about the minority
problem," Shapiro said when asked
about the small number of tenured
faculty from minority groups. "But I
don't think the process discriminates
against minorities."
Shapiro emphasized that tenure is a
"sensitive area" and that it is worth
reexamination from time to time.


Lie down and be counted.


Judge voids restraint rule
that closed Board meeting

Continued from Page1 )
At that point, Judge Kent interjected
that it would have been possible for the
University to have all the disrupters
removed from the meeting rather than
hold a session where only the press and
those invited by the Regents could at-
HOWEVER, Kent declined to rule on
the legality of the original issuance of
the order.
"Your temporary order did its job,"
Kent told Davis. "I hope you're not
going; to ask me to restrain future
meetings. People should not have prior
restraint placed on them. Who knows
what the future will bring?
"The court finds, without going into
the constitutionality of it (the court or-
der)... . that it did hold the purpose the
Regents wanted. As far as future
restraints are concerned, the court fin-
ds that (matter) separate and distinct
from what we are concerned with
now," Kent concluded.

O'Brien said the WCCAA may yet
seek additional action to have the court
declare void the business transacted
during the Board's private meeting.
The Regents last week refused to put
the divestment issue on the April agen-
da as the demonstrators requested,
although they called for a new report on
the policies of corporations in South
Africa in which the University has in-
Thereport, to be compiled by the
Senate Advisory Committee on Finan-
cial Affairs (SACFA), may be ready for
the April Regents meeting, but board
members refused to commit them-
selves to making a decision if the
statement isn't ready.
The Regents decided last year to
retain investments only in companies
which were taking "reasonable steps"
in a "reasonable length of time" to
discourage discrimination in South
Africa within their firms.

President Jimmy Carter signed up 51 times.

in America, 3% of the people give 100 % of all the
blood that's freely donated.
Which means that if only 1 % more people-
maybe you-became donors, it would add
over thirty percent more blood to America's
voluntary bloodstream. Think of it!
But forget arithmetic. Just concentrate
on one word.
The word is Easy.
Giving blood is easy. You hardly feel it (in fact.,
some people say they feel better physically after
a blood donation).
And, of course, everybody feels better emotionally.
Because it's a great feeling knowing your one easy blood
donation has helped up to five other people to live.

Foibles upset Follies
(Continued from Page 5)

begin making passes at each other, and
by the end of the interview, are

not erase memories of moments like: A
briefly-clad actor writhing nauseously

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