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See Today for details

Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. I11

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 12. 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Good News
Budget cuts now in the works will not affect
financial aid to students. That's the word from
Richard English, associate vice president for
academic affairs. According to English, rumors
have been circulating that aid would be reduced
next year, especially to minority graduate stu-
dents. He stressed that although the minority
affairs office of the graduate school is conducting
a review, it is not in any way planning to cut
allocations to students in the future.
Bad news
If you think things are bad right now, just wait.
Rumors have been circulating in Lansing for a
week concerning yet another possible University
budget cut. This one would be two per cent,
applicable to this year's budget. Since this fiscal
year has only five months remaining, the effective
cut would be five per cent. This would be in
addition to an already implemented 1.5 per cent
cut. According to University Secretary Richard
Kennedy, "If this thing comes through, you'll hear
screams from here to Lansing." There are two
possible reprieves for the University-either a
general two per cent cut will not be applied to
state universities, or the state legislature will pass
an additional income tax to provide the needed
revenue. Both these are unlikely however, and
around the administration, a lot of collective breath
is being held.
Clear skies ahead
University astronomers have discovered some-
thing the rest of us knew already-that the sun
doesn't shine in Michigan. The University's largest
otical telescope is being shipped from nearby
Portage Lake Observatory to Kitt Peak, Arizona,
where the skies are clear three times more often
than here. Movers began loading the 52-inch
reflector telescope into vans Monday for shipment
to a new observatory under construction near
Happenings ...
... are mostly cerebral today. The Guild House,
802 Monroe, is sponsoring a noon luncheon and a
discussion on "Values in Personal Relationships."
Homemade soup and sandwiches are 50c. . .. also
at noon, Dr. Gwen Baker will speak on "Multi-
cultural education-what is it?" in room 2302,
School of Education . . . At 2 p.m. PIRGIM is
holding a "Workshop for public interest legislation"
in Rm. 4202 of the Union . . . the Center for Co-
ordination of Ancient and Modern Studies is pre-
senting Professor John Aldridge on "What the
novel is and does," at 4 p.m. in Mason Hall .. .
a planning session will be held tonight for Inter-
national Women's Day. Those wishing to con-
tribute should come to the Third Floor Conference
Rm. in the Union at 6:30 . . . Incidentally, this
week's lottery drawing is postponed until Friday
because of Lincoln's Birthday . . . At 7 and 9 p.m.
the Friends of the Ann Arbor Sun will present a
90 minute color documentary "The Unquiet Death
Of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg," in Aud. 3 of
MLB . .. and after all that brain food, something
for the body: David's Books is presenting Semiha
the belly dancer, accompanied by Greek music
by Dino and his Bouzouki ensemble, at the store
on E. Liberty, from 8-10 p.m.,. .
Flapjack fantasy
If you happened to be in Liberal, Kansas, yes-
terday, and had a taste for pancakes, you would
have been in the right place. Liberal residents
put together what is believed to be the world's
largest pancake in honor of yesterday's pancake-
flipping race against contestants from Olney,
England. The race involves women who flip pan-
cakes in a frying pan while running a 415 yard
course. The racers did not attempt to flip their
special giant-size flap jack. This particular item
consisted of 51 boxes of pancake mix, 25 gallons of

milk and 18 dozen eggs. When it was finished, the
pancake measured 12 feet across and weighed 102
Jury dissolved
Eighteen months and numerous indictments
later, one special Watergate grand jury has been
dissolved. Jury members, who have been meeting
since August 1973, were warned by U.S. District
Judge George Hart to remain silent on their work.
Among the Watergate luminaries indicted by the
grand jury were John Ehrlichman, Charles Colson,
G. Gordon Liddy, John Connally and Dwight
Chapin. Another grand jury is carrying on inves-
tigations touched off by the break-in at Democratic
National Headquarters.
On the inside...
. . . the Editorial Page features an analysis of
the Arab takeover of American banks by Patricia
Flynn . . . the Arts Page includes some record
reviews as well as the weekly food column by
Robin Hergott . . and the Sports Page features
a story by Rich Lerner, who speculates on the
Michigan hopes for a spot in a post-season basket-
ball tournament.








'U' argues minim
effect on classes
Though the first day of the GEO (Graduate Em-
ployes Organization) walkout failed to halt University
classes and research, it 'was apparent yesterday that the
strike had a sizeable effect on undergraduate attend-
ance, particularly in the literary college (LSA).
Closed door negotiations between the GEO and the
administration continued yesterday at the Administra-
tion Building, but both sides reported little progress on
the contract issues dividing them.
INTENSIVE bargaining took place Saturday through Monday
in which both sides reported substantial progress. The parties

will likely meet again tomorrow.
Estimates of class attend-
ance from the GEO and the
University contrasted sharply.
Acting Dean of LSA, Billy
Frve, said last night, "The gen-
eral sense of feedback we got
wais that things were going
quite smoothly." He went on to
say that attendance in lab de-
prrtments such as chemistry
and zoology was almost normal.
HOWEVER, GEO spokesman,
Dave Gordon, claimed LSA had
been all but paralyzed, though
he admitted the union was con-
sistently weaker in the Eng-
ineering School and lab sci-
ence departments of LSA.
"We were very heartened by
the first day of the strike," he
declared, "We had to picket 25-
30 buildings, and not even those
big indlistrial unions nicketing
plants have to do that."
Gordon reasserted that the
bargaining teams are far from
reaching a settlement, and re-
futed President Robben Flem-
ing's contention Monday that
the bargaining was "down to
the final ingredients."
"THAT'S a crock of shit,"
Gordon insisted, "On some is-
sues we're not even in the
same ballpark."
Gordon claimed some Team-
ster truckers honored the pic-
ket lines, though he added, "We
didn't stop all trucks. It's hard
to say how much communica-
See GEO, Page 2

hits 'U'
Lecture halls usually teem-
ing with University undergrad-
uates fervently scribbling notes
were boycotted yesterday by
many students infected with
strike fever on the first day of
the Graduate Employes Or-
ganization (GEO) walkout.
Fractured class attendance -
estimated in most departments
at 50 per cent below norm - is
largely attributableto the pres-
ence of union picket lines which
embraced all major University
buildings yesterday.
S P I R I T E D picketers,
equipped with signs proclaim-
ing "University unfair to la-
bor" and "Support the GEO"
were comprised of both under-
graduates and Graduate Student
Assistants (GSA) who braved
chilling winds hoping to curtail
class attendance.
Although the picket lines dis-
couraged a good number of un-
dergraduates from attending
class, there were a significant
See STUDENTS, Page 2

Da71y Photo by STEVE KAGAN
UNDAUNTED BY CHILLING winds picketers continue to
wplk the line in front of the Frieze Building yesterday. The
GEO strike, which.began yesterday at 12:01 a.m., continues

A WEARY GEO picketer with a young companion reflects on
the day's events as they sit down on the job in front of the
School of Education yesterday evening.

Regent J a m e s Waters (D-
Muskegon) yesterday called on
the Board of Regents to investi-
gate the University's controver-
sial rejection of a black woman
educator as I it e r a r y college
(LSA) dean.
Focusing on the zoology de-
partment's hasty, tightly guard-
ed decision to deny Jewel Cobb
tenure, Waters demanded that
the department publicly defend
'its decision.
UNIVERSITY President Rob-

ben Fleming yesterday con-
firmed the D e p a r t m e n t of
Health, Education and Welfare
(HEW) Civil Rights division's
request for a report on the Uni-
versity's no-tenure o f f e r to
Cobb, but he said he was not
aware of Waters' request.
Commenting on t h e HEW
probe, Fleming said, "Agencies
of that kind, if it is in their
proper jurisdiction have the
right to ask for that informa-
tion. We expect to provide it."
Acvording to Waters, a Re-
gents meeting to begin breaking
the secrecy surrounding Cobb's


rejection is scheduled for next
Thursday night when the Re-
gents come to town for their
monthly meeting.
FLEMING said that no action
had been taken as yet on the
HEW request because it "only
came in a few days ago." How-
ever, Fleming did say that one
group HEW wants to explore
is the deanship search commit-
Search committee member
Barry Bowman said the com-
mittee met y e s t e r d a y with
Fleming and Vice-President for

Academic Affairs Frank Rhodes
to discuss the deanship contro-
versv that has sparked angry
reaction among concerned wo-
men's and minority groups who
have charged the University
with clear violation of affirma-
tive action policies.
Bowman refused to comment
on the hour and 20 minute meet-
ing with Rhodes and Fleming,
emphasizing t h e Administra-
tion's insistence on confiden-
HOWEVER, a source close to
the search committee told the
See REGENT, Page 2

Thatcher elected first woman
head of British Conservatives

GEOsupport rising?,
Vote totals say 'no
Daily News Analysis
Comparing the results of last year's unsuccessful Graduate
Employes Organization (GEO) strike vote with Monday's out-
come shows that the number of people concerned enough about
union activities to cast ballots has failed to increase.
While the GEO leadership claims union membership rolls
swelled as strike fever increased, fewer teaching fellows and
other graduate employes voted this week than did in the previous
strike referendum.
ON MONDAY, 882 graduate employes expressed a preference
on the impending walkout-689 in favor and 193 against.
Nearly a year ago during the first strike vote, 885 ballots
were cast. The GEO would have authorized a work stoppage if
a majority of the University's 1,600 teaching fellows approved.
530 workers said "yes" to the strike question and 355 "no."
Thus, the vote failed because the union did not reach its pre-
determined strike goal.
If the former guidelines were in effect for the recent vote,
the pro-strike total would have been insufficient to initiate a
graduate employe walkout.
Unlike the first vote-in which any graduate employe could
participate--during the recent referendum only the 1,200 card'
See VOTE, Page 8

LONDON (P) - Margaret
Thatcher, a grocer's daughter
with the reputation of a political
battler, was elected leader of
Britain's Conservative party
yesterday. Women fromboth
the Conservative and Labor
parties hailed itvas an historic
"To me it is like a dream
that the next name on the list
after Sir Winston Churchill,
Harold Macmillian, Sir Alec
Douglas-Home and E d w a r d
Heath is Margaret Thatcher,"
she said after overcoming male
candidates in voting by Tories
in the house of Commons.
THE MEN she named were
speaks at
Oak land
Special To The Daily
OAKLAND - John Dean, who
spoke last night at Oakland

her predecessors as party lead-
er, and all served as prime
With national elections pos-
sible at any time before 1979,
Thatcher would become Brit-
ain's first woman prime minis-
ter' if her party toppled Prime
Minister Harold Wilson's Labor
That would give Britain both
a woman head of government
and a woman monarch, as head
of , state. As prime minister,
Thatcher would be the principal
adviser to Queen Elizabeth II.
HOWEVER her title now be-
comes Leader of Her Majesty's

Opposition, and in that job she
will have no formal contact with
the queen.
Already Thatcher holds more
elective power than any women
in the history of British pelitics.
She was a revolutionary choice
for the Conservatives, always
the party of tradition.
"I shall take on the work with
humility and dedication," she
told a news conference, adding:
"There is much to do. I hope
to do it thoughtfully and well."
See WOMAN, Page 8


Republican race

The Third Ward Republican primary
has become a political hotbed of charges
with a darkhorse candidate calling his
incumbent opponent "a flagrant liar."
Paul Wensel, an instructor at SYCOR,
Inc., w h i c h manufactures computer
terminals, calls for a more responsive
government while vying for attorney

district with a very nominal student
population. The primary winner will face
Human Rights Party candidate Everett
Guy and Democrat Michael Broughton
in the April general election but ob-

hea ts up
WENSEL, in explaining why he en-
tered the primary, said, "The Packard-
Platt Plaza controversy got me interested
in what was going on down at City Hall."
Republican council hopefuls, including
Henry, promised during the 1973 elec-



tion that a proposed shopping center,
Packard-Platt Plaza, would not be built.
Within a year the Republican-dominated


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