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Vol. LXXXV, No. 104

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 4, 1975

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

COBB UPROAR CONTINUES

tCfYOU SEE M M CALXrDNY
Timely matter
The state Legislature is expected to wind up its
deliberations this week on a bill to put Michigan
on Daylight Saving Time (DST) Feb. 23. The State
Affairs Committee is expected to report on the
issue today and the full House will air the find-
ings tomorrow. The Senate has already approved
the bill, DST is not scheduled to start in Michigan
until April 27 according to tradition, but the date-
change measure was introduced as an energy-
saving device.
0
Bring on spring
The fabled Punxsutawney groundhog failed to
see his shadow for the first Groundhog Day in 15
years, and his devotees say that means spring is
on the way. The weather was clear and frosty atop
Gobbler's Knob at the 7:31 a.m. sunrise as several
hundred onlookers watched the groundhog inter-
rupt his hibernation and emerge from his tree-
stump burrow. The idea of "weatherhogs" was
brought to the U. S. by the Pennsylvania Dutch
who thought hedgehogs could forecast weather.
Since there are no hedgehogs here, the ground-
hog serves as a substitute.
Happenings..-.
. . are wide-ranging today. Beginning bright
and early this morning, the Institute for the Study
of Mental Retardation is planning a Career Infor-
mation Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 130
S. First St. . . . or if planning a community studies
lecture series suits your fancy, bring your lunch
to rm. 2204 in the Union at noon . . . the Women's
intercollegiate tennis team is having its tryouts at
S p.m. at the Tennis and Track Building. Bring
along some spare tennis balls . . . the Residential
College lecture series is featuring History Prof.
James Vann at the E. Quad Greene Lounge. He
will speak on "History as art and as science." . . .
the Women's Community Center requests all wo-
men interested in helping to plan "International
Women's Day" to come to the Anderson Rm. at
the Union at 7.30 . . . Frederick Wiseman's docu-
mentary "Hospital" will be presented by the Ann
Arbor Health Collective-Medical Collective for Hu-
man Rights at 7:30 in the Kuenzel rm. of the
Union. A discussion on health issues will follow
. .. Hillel is sponsoring a part of the series, "Liv
ing Jewish Catalog," a discussion on "Keeping
Kosher, How and Why" at 8 p.m. at Hillel.
Cotton tale
London's Playboy Club employes proved they
were unbugged Bunnies when they voted, along
with other employes of the Playboy organization
against joining the Teamsters Union. Before the
422-192 vote Sunday night, the Bunnies picketed
the Club carrying banners urging "Vote no union."
Playboy chief, Victor Lownes, threatened to be
hopping mad if the staff voted to unionize and
promised to end the fringe benefits which include
free meals, free staff parties, and free beauty
treatments. He got his way, and the Bunnies kept
their fringes.
Ethereal birth control?
Pope Paul VI said Sunday that celibacy and vir-
ginity of Roman Catholic priests and nuns are
"happy and easy sacrifices" when coupled with
religious devotion. The Pope spoke these gripping
words during a mass in St. Peter's Basilica in
which hundreds of priests and nuns living in Rome
renewed their vows of poverty, chastity, and obe-
dience.
"
Change of heart
Woman police officer Tanya Haveluck was ap-

parently without luck when she was forced to re-
sign from the police force in Bedford, England
after falling in love with a man she arrested.
Haveluck charged her lover, Raffale Silvestri, with
causing a breach of peace during a street disturb-
ance. When the romance blossomed, the police de-
partment said the relationship was undesirable and
told her to give up Raffalle or give up the police.
Tanya opted for unemployment.
On the inside.. .
Edit page features Paul O'Donnell's look at
governmental repression in Spain . . . Dave Bur-
henn reviews the Tokyo String Quartet for Arts
Page . . . and Bill Crane and Al Hrapsky report
on the basketball game in Indiana for Sports Page.
On the outside. ..
Changes are in the wind. A front coming in from

Flemin
By JUDY RUSKIN, DAN BIDDLE
and SARA RIMER
In an apparent contradiction of earlier admin-
istration statements, President Robben Fleming
yesterday told the literary college (LSA) faculty
that the University could not reach "mutual sat-
isfactory terms" with LSA deanship nominee
Jewell Cobb because an unnamed department
refused to grant her'tenure.
Fleming said, "You'll find no college in which
there is a dean without a tenured professorship
in that college. This is the accepted course of
action."
HOWEVER, in a letter last Wednesday to the
women's commission, Vice President for Aca-
demic Affairs Frank Rhodes said: "In view of
some recent public comments I should perhaps
explain that it is not unusual for those appointed
to University administrative positions from out-
side institutions to accept these appointments
Facult)

hedges
without having simultaneous offers of tenured
faculty appointments."
Cobb, currently dean of Connecticut College,
was unanimously chosen by the Board of Regents
over two weeks ago to fill the deanship post.
While Fleming said he was presenting the
fa:ulty with "the facts as far as they are known

on

tenure

issue

-confirmed reports to The Daily that the zool-
ogy department voted January 24 to refuse tenure
for Cobb.
The department, according to the earlier press
release, had been charged with reaching a
quick tenure decision by Rhodes after Cobb ques-
tioned the University's original two-year, no-

'You'll find no college in which there is a dean without a tenured pro-
fessorship in that college. This is the accepted course of action.'
-Fleming

granting of tenure for any professorship ordinar-
ily takes several weeks or even months. Some
sources expressed shock that Cobb's tenure de-
cision had come quickly in the course of the dean-
ship negotiations.
Nursing School Dean Carolyne Davis, who was
appointed in June 1973, said she - like Cobb -
had requested tenure at the time she was offered
the deanship. But, Davis continued, she was told
by the administration that tenure would have to
come through the normal lengthy process within
the nursing school.
She stressed that she took the post on "good
faith" that the school would later seriously con-
sider granting her tenure.
ZOOLOGY Chairman Gans has refused to com-
ment on the tenure issue. He has also refused to
confirm or deny reports that his department re-
fused Cobb's tenure to protect "its own man -
See FLEMING, Page 2
credit

to us" of the ongoing deanship controversy, at
no time in his 20-minute address did he name
either Cobb or the department which refused to
grant her tenure.
BUT A PRESS release prepared earlier in
the day - and then retracted before publication

tenure-guarantee offer.
The statement said the Zoology department
reached its decision in 36 hours, but chairman
Carl Gans assured Rhodes that the vote to re-
fuse Cobb was "impartial and uninfluenced by
recent publicity."
OFFICIALS IN LSA have confirmed that the
ROTC

LSA ousts program proposal
by an overwhelming majority

By SARA RIMER
The literary col-
lege (LSA) faculty yester-
day overwhelmingly voted
down a proposal that would
grant academic credit to
some Reserve Officer
Training Corps (ROTC)
classes.
In thrashing out the
broader principles of
ROTC's presence on cam-
pus, the faculty ignored
University President Rob-
ben Fleming's urging that
the debate focus on ques-
tions of academic merit.
ASSOCIATE Dean of Curric-
ulum Jean Carduner asserted,
"The faculty didn't vote on the
report. They voted on how they
felt about ROTC. The great ma-
jority is still strongly opposed
to the idea of ROTC."
The LSA Curriculum Com-
mittee appointed a sub-commit-
tee last October to examine the
academic quality of Army, Air
Force,and Navy ROTC courses
in order to determine whether
some courses merit the aca-
demic credit which was elimi-
nated by the LSA faculty in
1970.
After the sub-committee's re-
port garnered support from
both the Curriculum Commit-
tee and the Executive Commit-
tee, most reliable observers
predicted that the faculty
would recommend some kind of
change in the faculty code.
HOWEVER, SOME students
and professors criticized the
Curriculum and Executive Com-
mittees' purely academic re-
view charging the two bodies
with evading the broader politi-
cal and moral implications of
supporting the military on
campus.
Zoology Prof. and Curriculum
Committee member David
Shappirio observed last night,
"An awful lot of people came
in there with their minds made
up."
He labeled ROTC "to some
extent a symbol," adding,
"That's what's objected to."
DURING THE hour's debate
attended by a record 400 faculty

members and concerned stu-
dents, virtually no one adopted
a firm pro-ROTC stance.
Economics Prof. W: H. An-
derson, origirator of a highly
respected 1969 recommendation
that the LSA faculty eliminate
credit for ROTC courses, de-
clared y esterday, "We chose to
fight ROTC on the wrong
grounds the last time - fortun-
ately we wan. If we continue
to fight it on the wrong

gro'inds, we'll eventually lose."
He emphasized the "funda-
mental incompatibility between
the Defense Department and the
college."
ANDERSON branded the De-
fense Department as at "its
best a totalitarian institution in
the technical sense whose sin-
gle, overriding mission is the
containment of Communism."
See LSA, Page 7

AP Photo
PRESIDENT FORD signs his 1976 Budget message yesterday as out going Director of the Office
of Management and Budget, Roy Ash (right) watches. The message was delivered to Congress
receiving negative responses from Congressional Democrats.

Ford

proposes

budget;

Congress protests cuts

Daily Photo by STUART HOLLANDER
About 75 students marched around the Diag yesterday to
protest possible reinstatement of ROTC course credit. Later,
the LSA faculty overwhelming voted down the measure.
75 protest credit
for ROTIC classes

WASHINGTON (Reuter) -
President Ford yesterday un-
veiled a budget containing a
record peacetime deficit despite
proposed drastic curbs on gov-
ernment spending - and he
warned the Democratic-con-
trolled Congress it must coop-
erate to achieve economic sta-
bility.
-But Congress reacted coldly,
particularly to requested spend-
ing cuts in such popular, vote-
winning areas as social and
medical programs, and Ford
faced a bruising fight that will
have a bearing on the 1976
presidential election.
WHILE defending his $349
billion budget as "a compas-
sionate one," Ford said reces-
sion, inflation and unemploy-
ment would continue in the
months ahead.
This grim forecast cut right
across the President's earlier
optimistic prediction that inf a-
tion would be whipped by the
middle of 1976-America's bi-
centennial year.
"If we are to achieve long-
range economic stability in this
country, free from ever-rising
inflation, we must put into ef-
fect nermanent redUctions in

a reporter.
Another prominent Democrat,
Senator Hubert Humphrey of
Minnesota, indicated Congress
would not go along with cuts
recommended by President
Ford.
SENATOR Humphrey said he
expected the deficit to be bigger
than the $52 billion Ford an-
nounced, but he gave no figure.
It would be "unthinkable" for
Congress to limit social security
increases to the five per cent

figure requested by the Presi-
dent, he added.
Republican Senator Jacob
Javits of New York said he was
upset by the budget request for
$1.3 billion for public service
jobs, saying at least $7.8 billion
was needed and a freeze should
be put on defense spending.
THE FORD proposal included
part of a $16 billion rebate of
1974 taxes for individuals and
corporations. Congress is al-
See PRESIDENT, Page'7

Tunneling declines as
cracks down on explorers
By SUANNE TIBERIO have been doing it for quite some time.
With the days of phone booth stuffing and No one knows when it started, but most
goldfish swallowing behind us, University stu- tunnelers agree that like any tradition, it is
dents are intent on creating still different passed down from older students.
forms of entertainment. However, tunneling, THE FASCINATION behind tunneling is ob-
one of the more popular crazes in recent vious; at any time of day or night, someone
years, also appears headed for extinction be- could be creeping along the invisible tunnels
cause of a prohibitory University policy, from building to building. There are hundreds
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By STEPHEN HERSH
About 75 students marched
yesterday in the crisp, wintry
air of the Diag, carrying bright
yellow placards proclaiming,
"No credit for ROTC," and
loudly chanting such slogans as
"One, two, three, four; no
more ROTC, no more war."
After rallying outdoors for
a half hour, the group gathered
in Angell Auditorium A, to at-
tend the faculty meeting where
the issue of reinstating literary
college (LSA) credit for ROTC
(Reserve Officers Training
Corps) was debated and voted
down.
THE DEMONSTRATION was
planned almost a week ago by
the Committee to Stop ROTC
(CSROTC). The group, which
formulated its strategies last
Wednesday, also set up a drive
to contact professors expected
to be against ROTC urging
them to attend the faculty meet-
ing.
The Diag rally began at 3:30
. ... .: .. ,

we oppose ROTC being a part
of this University. ROTC helps
the military carry on efforts
like the war in Indochina, so we
want to reduce its efficiency
however we can."
THE demonstrators occupied
a sizeable portion of the audi-
torium which housed the facul-
ty meeting. University Presi-
See ROTC, Page 7
Residency
re oulations
challenged
By DAVID BLOMQUIST
Two University students have
filed a class action suit against
the Regents in an effort to over-
turn the present residency regu-
lations.
The suit, which was filed last

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