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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 99

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 29, 1975

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


f 1 f -
ROTC ambushed
The motion to give credit for ROTC courses will
go up for a final vote of the faculty on Monday, so
if you don't think the University should grant credit
for military courses, there isn't much time left to
do something about it. One thing you can do today
is attend the mass meeting of the Student Commit-
tee to Stop ROTC. The meeting, intended to
organize student opposition to the credit for ROTC
motion, will take place in Rm. 124 of East Quad
at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Sexism canned
That plaque on the front of the LSA building
entitled "Dream of a Young Girl," generally
recognized as being sexist, has been victimized
by a graffitist armed with some cans of spray
paint.The plaque has been covered by two red
x's, and has been subscripted by the slogan
"WOMEN-REVOLUTION," in blue paint. Mean-
while, the LSA Student Government (LSASG) has
allotted $100 to be given as prizes to three winners
of a contest open to Michigan artists to produce an
alternative, non-sexist work of art which will be
placed in proximity to the plaque.
Happenings ...
are going strong today. Gene Roddenberry,
the creator and producer of the popular "Star
Trek" television series, will describe how it is to
be "Inside Science Fiction" this morning at 10:10
a.m. on WUOM . . . a discussion on "Values in
Personal Relationships" will take place at noon
today at Guild House, 802 Monroe. Home-made
soup and sandwichs will be available for a mere
50 cents. The affair will be sponsored by the Guild
House Campus Ministry . . . if you're interested in
celebrating consciousness or raising awareness,
you may want to attend the first organizational
meeting for the "Spring Festival of Life." The
meeting will take place in the Ethics and Religion
Conference Rm. on the third floor of the Michigan
Union tonight at 7:30. The festival itself will take
place in April . . . a second talk (sorry if you
missed the first one) on "Biotechnic Recentraliza-
tion" will be presented by Peter van Dresser today
from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. in the Residential College
Auditorium. The lecture is part of the "Survival-
plus Seminar," which is sponsored by groups too
numerous to enumerate . . . Recruiters for Action
Peace Corps-Vista will be on campus today and
tomorrow from nine to five. Graduating seniors
who would like to schedule an interview can do so
at Rm. 3200 of the Student Activities Building .. .
the Ann Arbor Farmworker Support Committee will
meet tonight to discuss plans for the boycotts
of grapes, lettuce and Gallo wines. The meeting
will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room
on the first floor of the Michigan Union. Featured
will be a talk by Sister Anne Russell of the Na-
tional Farmworker Ministry . . . and the lecture
by Elizabeth Kubler Ross for the 'U' Values Year
series has been canceled. The talk was to have
been on "Death and Dying: Ethical Implications
for the 'U'."
Second thoughts
Convicted Watergate conspirator Jeb Magruder
didn't give much thought to penal reform when he
was in the upper echelons of the federal govern-
ment, but now, after seven months in the slammer,
he feels that the U.S. prison system is "a bad
system that doesn't help anyone." During a taping
of the Mike Douglas Show yesterday Magruder
noted that he wouldn't 'wish jail on anyone," and
announced that he may do a series of lectures
on the problems in American prisons. He asserted
that all responsible parties have "paid the price
for Watergate," including former President Richard
Nixon, who "is in his own prison in San Clemente."
Magruder also remarked that there are "a lot of
great people in jail." Some of my best friends.
Sting like a B-52
In a. recent poll of the British Broadcasting
Corporation's (BBC) African listeners, Henry Kis-
singer just nosed out Muhammed Ali as the man
of the year. The two men were among 71 nominees

for the title, voted on by listeners of the BBC's
"morning show" from 23 African countries. But if
it had been Kissinger instead of Ali who wanted
to do some fighting in Zaire-.
Dali dawdles
A publisher is suing painter Salvador Dali for
allegedly welching on a deal to produce 78 paint-
ings to be reproduced in a limited edition of litho-
graphs. Attorneys for Lyle Stuart Inc. of Secaucus,
New Jersey are seeking $2.1 million in damages.
On the inside...
. . the Editorial Page features a look at Uni-
versity placement tests by Wayne Johnson, plus
details of the Daily's "Guerilla contest" . . . the
Sports Page spotlights an interview by Marc Feld-
man with Dave Brown, the University football star
who was drafted on the first round yesterday by
the Pittsburgh Steelers . . . the Arts Page features
a new food column by Robin Hergott as well as a
number of record reviews.

Initial Col
The University yesterday was rocked by angry reaction to the
news that administration officials offered a two-year, no-tenure
contract to Jewel Cobb, the black woman educatortchosen unani-
mously by the Regents 11 days ago to serve as literary college
(LSA) dean.
Faculty members and spokespersons for women's organiza-
tions almost unanimously described the initial offer to Cobb as
"insulting," and the University Women's Commission called an
emergency meeting today to plan "an organized response" to the
deanship controversy.
COBB, WHO is presently dean of Connecticut College, rejected
the offer presented by Vice President for Academic Affairs Frank
Rhodes last Friday and demanded a reconvening of the Regents
to revise the offer, The Daily learned Monday.
After thrashing out contract terms in a six-hour Sunday meet-
ing that one Regent reportedly termed "the roughest one I've
been in," the board gave Rhodes and President Robben Fleming
a carte blanche to offer Cobb whatever terms the two officers
deemed acceptable, several high-level sources said Monday.

,b offer sparks


There was no indication yesterday
differ at all from the no-tenure contractt
Officials remained silent on the deanship
first offer grew to a roar.

whether the new terms
Cobb rejected last week.
crisis as response to the

"TO PUT it briefly, we are shocked," declared Women's
Commission Chairwoman Eunice Burns. "If it actually was a two-
year offer with no tenure, we certainly think it is insulting to all
women across the campus. They (the administration) are treating
affirmative action as if it doesn't exist."
Echoing several well-placed sources' contentions that Fleming
and Rhodes neveV intended to have Cobb accept the terms, Burns
called it "not a good-faith offer."
Burns said the commission has slated an emergency meeting
for 5 p.m. today in the Regents' Room of the Administration Build-
ing, and has asked "women's groups, minority groups, women,
and all other interested parties" to attend.
Education Prof. Betty Morrison, a black woman who has been
active in minority politics here, branded the offer "totally illogical
and totally unacceptable."
"To call it insulting is almost too mild," said Morrison. "It is
See COBB, Page 2

'We are shocked ...
They are treating af-
firmative action as if it
doesn't exist.'
-Eunice Burns


to avoid.



By AP, UPI and Reuter
President Ford and Con-
gress yesterday moved fur-
ther away from a confron-
tation on economic and
energy programs, seeking a
compromise and agreeing
on the need for swift ac-
Earlier in the day, the
White House said President
Ford intended to go ahead
with his controversial oil
import fee program Febru-
ary 1, but was willing to
talk to Congress about
compromises in his overall
energy program.
AT A White House meeting
of top Congressmen of both
parties, Ford rejected a Dem-
ocratic appeal for a 90 day de-
lay in higher oil tariffs, sched-
uled to begin Saturday. The in-
creased tariffs are expected to
push oil and gas prices upward
within the following week.
Representative Al Ullman,
(D-Ore.), who heads the tax-
writing Ways and Means Com-
mittee of the House of Repre-
sentatives, said after the meet-
ing he thought Ford was amen-
able to some form of compro-
Ullman's committee set itself
a February 6 deadline to ap-
prove a major income and cor-
porate tax cut and then he
himself went on record with
his own economic proposals.
STRESSING he was putting
forward his own ideas, he sug-
gested an overall $18 million
tax cut this year for individ-
uals and corporations as a sub-
stitute for Ford's tax package.
His plan would reduce taxes
for individuals, mainly low to
moderate income people, by
about $14 billion and for large
and small corporations by an-

other four billion dollars. dered a perma
Ullman would give individ- he agreed Con
uals six billion dollars of the take this up u
proposed $14 billion in a rebate his proposal for
of their 1974 taxes. The maxi- posals later th
mum any one family would get After the mo
would be 300 dollars. tween the Pr
FORD has proposed an im- Congressional
mediate $12 billion tax cut for said that one
individuals through a 12 per the President
cent across the board rebate on gram could we
1974 taxes up to a maximum of gasoline ration
$1,000. Corporations would get allotment at a
a four billion dollar tax cut. additional amo
The President has also or- See FOR

nent tax cut but
gress should not
ntil it deals with
r energy tax pro-
is year.
rning meeting be-
esident and the
leaders, Ullman
compromise on
's energy pro-
ell be a form of
ning - a basic
a set price with
aunts being made
RD, Page 10

Under grad support
for possible GEO
walk-out doubtful

Doily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
SUCH LONG, leisurely study sessions as the one this student is enjoying in the stacks of the
Graduate Library may be cut short next year, if probable library budget cutbacks lead to the
proposed shorter hours at both the Graduate and Undergraduate Libraries. But Library Direc-
tor Frederick Wagman notes that the economy measures proposed may be subject to change.
Budget cutbacks would
slash ,'U' library hours

Although a s t r i k e of the
Graduate Employes' Organiza-
tions (GEO) looms heavier with
each day of unsuccessful bar-
gaining, University undergradu-
ates appear less than anxious
to honor GEO's request to sup-
port the union in the event of
a walk-out.
GEO, which has been in-
volved in a grueling eight
months of contract negotiations
with the University, will hold a
mass meeting tomorrow to as-
sess the stance of the situation
to date, and determine whether
it warrants a strike vote. In the
event that GEO proceeds with
the secret ballot vote, the re-
sults will be announced Wed-
nesday, Feb. 5.
IF THE STRIKE vote pr oves
positive, the University will po-
tentially be without the serv-
ices of its 2,200 teaching fel-
lows, research assistants, and
s t a f f assistants - a situation
which would jeopardize normal

class routine.
David Gordon, spokesman for
GEO, explained that although a
strike is not a "forgone conclu-
sion," it is becoming "increas-
ingly more probable."
"In the event that GEO de-
cides to strike, we are asking
that undergrads support us by
honoring our picket lines, and
choosing not to go to classes,"
said Gordon. "The strike could
not be carried out without stu-
dent support. Their help is ab-
solutely necessary to our suc-
port is as essential as Gordon
claims, it appears that chances
of a successful strike are slim.
According to an unofficial Daily
survey taken yesterday GEO
will be hard pressed to muster
support from students who
claim their sympathies lie with
the GEO demands,, but their
priorities lie with someone more

University Library Director
Frederick Wagman confirmed
yesterday that a cut of up to
four per cent in next year's
library budget could lead to
such economizing moves as
closing the Undergraduate Li-
brary (UGLI) at midnight

even during study week, cutting
reserve desk hours and elimi-
nating the jobs of up to 25
library employes.
The budget cut, whatever the
amount, would be the result of
an expected four per cent drop
in the overall University bud-
get due to probable reductions

'U' RN's apathetic
about unionization

in state appropriations.
THE proposed Library cut-
back package has not yet been
approved by the University ad-
ministration. Wagman empha-
sized, "The steps that are sug-
gested are only possibilities. We
might think of alternatives that
are better."
The plan calls for the follow-
ing steps, depending on the ex-
act decrease in the library
-If one per cent is cut, 13
jobs will be eliminated, and stu-
dent assistant's hours will be
-If 1.5 per cent of the budget
is cut, two more employes will
lose their jobs, and one em-
ploye will have his or her hours
reduced by one half.
-In the event of a two per
cent cut, five more jobs will be
abolished, and the Bureau of
Government Library will be
-A 2.5 per cent budget drop
will result in the GraduatedLi-
brary being closed from six
p.m. to 10 p.m. oneFridays, the
UGLI reserve desk being closed
at 10 p.m., and one additional
job being eliminated and two
cut in half.

Registered Nurses employed
by the University Medical Cen-
ter went to the polls on the
question of unionization yester-
day, the first of two days RNs
could vote. But on the whole,
the general feeling could only
be described as apathetic.
However, Carol Rebbeck of the
RNs General Council, maintain-
ed that the turnout was not
as bad as it could have been.
"I'M REALLY surprised," she
said, "A lot of people have
voted. I guess a lot more than
I had thought."
The result of the election does
not depend on a majority of
faNoraehlP ntes from the A600

"FEELINGS are really spor-
adic in the surgical unit," said
Kay Bosman, a surgical nurse.
"I know that most of the nurses
here are for the union, and
they're voting yes. But the ones
in anesthesiology are mostly
against it."
She also added that apathy
was the most prevalent feeling
within the hospital.
Vera Hirschman, a nurse in
Neurology expressed the same
sentiment. "It's really hard to
tell the way things are going.
In my unit everyone voted, and
they're in favor of it. In the
unit next to ours I'm pretty
sure they're mostlv in favnr of

Sandberg resigning-maybe;
new SGC. leader forthcoming
By TIM SCHICK I letter three times but has waited to submit it
Student Government Council (SGC) President due to various circumstances. Among these were
Carl Sandberg did a verbal dance around the is- his desire to see to it that important motions pass
sue of his. resignation yesterday, first admitting the council. He says he is afraid that the Reform
that the Council would have new leadership by to- Caucus, the group to which most SGC members
morrow night's meeting and then indicating that align themselves, will dissolve upon his resigna-
his quitting depended on the publication of this tion.
Another SGC member tried to give the waver- SANDBERG indicated he has been unable to
ing president some credence, saying, "If you print find suitable employment in the Ann Arbor area
the story there is a good possibility that Sand- and has decided to rejoin the Army. He is cur-
berg won't resign." rently a Green Beret reservist.
It was reported that he originally planned to quit

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