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THE COBB
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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. '116

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 18, 1975

Ten Cents Eight Pages

1nJ SEE EEOS HANCAL L At-DLY
Math make-ups
All students in mathematics 115, 116, 117, and 215
should not that the math department plans to in-
stitute emergency large lectures to cover some
elemnentary classes which are not being met due to
the current GEO strike. Although these lectures
are not to be construed as replacement for regu-
lar classes, they are intended to help students sup-
porting the strike until it is over. The schedule is
as follows:
*Math 115 12:00 M, W, Th, F Piranian Aud. B An-
gell Hall
*Math 115 3:00 M, W, Th, F Wendel Aud. 3 MLB
*Math 116 12:00 M, W, F Heins 1205 Angell Hall
*Math 116 4:00 M, W, F Pearcy 1205 Angell Hall
**Math 117 3:00 T, Th Lewis Nat. Sci. And.
**Math 117 12:00 T, Th HararyNat. Sci. Aud.
*Math 215 5:00 M, W. Th, F Gehring Aud. 3 MLB
*First class meeting - Wed. Feb. 19
**First class meeting - Thurs. Feb. 20
Students should also note that all midterms for
these classes will be postponed until further no-
tice.
Fair exchange
Crossing a picket line is seldom an easy decision,
and the situation was no different for one native
American student at the E. Engineering Bldg. re-
cently. "Please don't cross our line," pleaded a
somewhat frostbitten GEO picketer. "I sympathize
with your problems," said the student, determined
to get to class, "but please get off my land." The
stunned strikers nodded in agreement and cleared
the student's path.
0
Happenings ...
. . . today begin with a cancellation. Mary Ed-
wards, who was to speak on "Contemporary Femi-
nist Fiction" as part of the Residential College
LecturetSeries" postponedrher lecture until April
15 due to the strike . .. from noon to 2 p.m. the
Center for Continuing Education for Women is
sponsoring a lecture on "Coping with Re-entry:
Within Yourself" at the center on 330 Thompson
Street . . . the Political Issues Committee of the
School of Public Health is sponsoring a panel dis-
cussion on national health insurance complete with
speakers from HEW and the AMA at 3:30 at the
auditorium in the new building of the School of
Public Health . .. "The Origins of 'Africa-Agri-
culture" is the topic of a lectureco-sponsored by
the Museum of Anthropology and the Center for
Afro-American Studies at Aud. A at Angell Hall
plus another lecture on the archeological discov-
eries at Rigbo-Ukwu in Nigeria at 8 p.m. in the
lecture rm. at MLB ...tLSA counselling is having
an informational meeting for potential German
concentrators at 2114 MLB at 4:10 p.m. and one
for potential classical studies concentrators at 5.
p.m. at 2009 Angell Hall . . . Dr. V. Elvin Ander-
son, professor of cell biology and human genetics
at the University of Minnesota, will discuss "The
Health Professional and Human Genetics" as part
of the series of Bio-Ethics Lectures at 7:30 at the
Rackham Amphitheater . . . the south lounge at
E. Quad will be the location of a meeting of the
student support committee to discuss undergrad
strike tactics in support of GEO. All students are
invited to attend. For more information call '73-
0197 . . . Rampal and Veyron-LaCroix, a flute and
keyboard duo, will be giving a concert as part of
the Chamber Arts Series at 8:30 in the Rackham
Amphitheater . . . and Poetry Works presents open
reading complete with wine and madness (yes,
that's what they said) at the Greene Lounge at E.
Quad.
Mistaken identity
A Spanish news agency reported yesterday that
a Bilbao hospital delivered the wrong body for a
funeral over the weekend and the mistake was dis-
covered just before burial when a friend asked that
the coffin for one last glimpse. The error was cor-
rected by the hospital and the funeral was re-
scheduled the next day.
0
Supersub
Now for the final blow. The last storm in a

series will come up from Texas today. Cloudiness
will remain with us this morning to be followed by
rain or snow, developing in the afternoon as the
storm moves closer. Tonight, snow will take over
as storm passes to the south of us, bringing
slightly colder air. This could be a biggie with
significant accumulations likely. Highs will be a
bland 32-37, lows will be 24-29. Precipitation prob-
ability will be rising to 70 per cent today, but will
increase to over 80 per cent tonight. Wednesday
should be the first in a series of really nice wea-
ther days.
0
On the inside...
Delicatessen owner Nicolino Carnevale wasn't
disappointed when people cut up his creation - a
submarine sandwich almost as long as a subma-
rine. The sandwich, which measured 104 feet by
six inches, was cut into individual sandwiches and
sold for $1,984 to benefit the Desert Hospital De-
velopment Fund in Palm Springs, Calif. The in-
gredients included 180 pounds of dough, 90 pounds
of sliced tomatoes, 200 pounds of meat and cheese,

Rhodes
By MARGARET YAO
Budget cuts presently hitting the University
will not result in personnel layoffs or the elimi-
nation of Pilot Program, two high University
officials announced yesterday.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs Frank
Rhodes said at the Senate Assembly meeting
yesterday that no one would be laid off in re-
sponse to this year's 1.5 per cent budget cut and
anticipated four per cent slash in state appro-
priations for next year.
THE LITERARY college (LSA) received eco-
nomic relief with acting LSA Dean Billy Frye's
assurance that Pilot, earlier named as a "dis-
tinct possibility for elimination" would not be
abolished. Frye explained that LSA would not
be confronted with the maximum four per cent
cut, thereby ensuring Pilot's survival.
The cut will be absorbed unevenly throughout
the University, according to each department's

rules

out

personnel

cuts

Pilot Program to be saved

capacity to absorb them, Rhodes said yesterday.
"There will be no layoffs due to the budget
cuts to the best of my knowledge," Rhodes de-
clared yesterday.
FRYE CONFIRMED the news, adding, "We
do not anticipate layoffs even if there is an ad-
ditional 1.5 per cent cut this year."
The University already made a 1.5 per cent
budget cut last fall and another 1.5 per cent is
expected for the remainder of this fiscal year.
The Regents were told last month that next
year's budget will "very likely" face a jolting
four per cent slash as a result of probable re-
ductions in state appropriations to the Univer-
sity.
RHODES SAID the groups safe from layoffs
public

include clericals, teaching assistants and faculty
members.
Rhodes said there is no priority list deter-
mining layoff order if layoffs become necessary.
Frye reiterated earlier statements that there
is a freeze continuing until July 1 on all posi-
tions vacated due to retirement, or resignation.
RESPONDING to Rhodes' announcement, Jean
Jones, chairwoman of the bargaining committee
for the Concerned Clericals for Action/UAW Lo-
cal 2001 said, "It really does not surprise me too
much because the turnover rate of clerical work-
ers is quite rapid."
Graduate Employes Organization spokesman
Dave Gordon was similarly cautious, "We sup-
port any kind of statement like that on Rhodes'

part, but it doesn't really give us any kind of
protection. We have a 30 per cent turnover rate
every year. They can hire all the old employes
back, but that would still greatly reduce our
numbers."
Although pilot students embarked on a vigor-
ous letter writing and petition campaign in an
effort to save the program last month, Frye
ruled out student concern as a factor in saving
Pilot. He said, "The student letters did not have
any influence, although I was very impressed."
HOWEVER, Dick Munson, director of Pilot Pro-
gram, disagreed, "I can't believe that students
weren't influential.
"We have now learned that the amount of
cut required of us permits us to maintain Pi-
lot," Frye asserted yesterday. He would not
elucidate on exactly what cuts LSA would take.
"It is less than 4 per cent, but I'm not author-
ized to talk about that yet."

U,

goes

on

bargaining
Administration cites
GEO intransigence
By JIM TOBIN
University officials will release a detailed exposition
of their bargaining positions with the Graduate Employes
Organization (GEO) today.
This move brings the results of last week's closed-
door negotiating sessions completely out in the open. The
GEO announced its current positions at a mass demon-
stration last Friday.
THE UNIVERSITY'S action also indicates that its negotiators
are ready to stand absolutely firm on certain issues, such as
class size.
In their "Report to the University Community" which will be
available on all University "Record" stands this morning, the

A RESIDENT of Boston's Roxbury leads a teach-in on "Strug- Daily Photos by PAULINE LUBENS
gle," an anti-racism group currently working against the A PARTICIPANT in the National Student Conference Against
anti-busing forces in Boston. The teach-in was one of many Racism presents a proposal to the conference during its plen-.
educational sessions offered on various topics by the con- ary session at Boston University Friday night. About 2,000

ference Saturday afternoon.

people attended the session.

Ankli beats Shoichet in

administration cites intransi-
genceion the partrof the GEO
as their reason for now going
public with their side of the
dispute.
Both sides have agreed to re-
instate public negotiations to-
day, though private sessions
will be continued between
smaller contingents from both
bargaining teams.
wereEopen to the public until
last weekend, and there was a
loud outcry from some factions
of the GEO when the meetings
moved behind closed doors and
the teams became silent on the.
issues.
However, both sides admit
privately that little progress
can be made at an open meet-
ing where every comment and
tentative offer 'is subject to
misinterpretation and undue
publicity. It is apparent from
these disclosures from both
sides that substantive move-
ment on the tough issues took
place only in private.
The draft of the University's
report was written by President
Robben Fleming, who has an
extensive background in the
labor field. ,
HERE ARE the latest bar-
gaining stances:
0 Economics. While thedUni-
versity admits that "graduate
student assistants do need im-
proved salaries," theyncontend
that "it is obvious to all that
the University is in financial
trouble" and that "the money
has to come from somewhere".
They have now proposed a 5.6
average increase effective Sep-
tember, 1975, or an increase
See 'U', Page 8

Vandals
hit 'U1
trucks
By STEPHEN HERSH
Acts of vandalism against
University motor vehicles, ap-
parently linked to the strike of
the Graduate Employes Organi-
zation (GEO), marked the sev-
enth day of the union's walkout.
The tires of from 40 to 50 Uni-
versity vehicles were slashed or
deflated yesterday morning be-
tween 4:30 and 7:00 a.m. on-
both Central and North Campus-
es. The damage is estimated at
nearly $4,000.
AND AT least one person was
arrested near GEO picketers
yesterday for allegedly deflating
the tires of University trucks.
No formal charges have as yet
been filed.
Commenting on the incidents,
GEO President Aleda Krause
stated, "We condemn all acts
of violence and vandalism on or
off the picket lines. That in-
cludes bomb scares, false
alarms, and tire damage."
Krause speculated that the
vandals were either "non-sup-
porters or over-zealous support-
ers of GEO."
THE VANDALISM was seen
by Vice President for Academic
Affairs Frank Rhodes as "a
See DAMAGE, Page 8

upset;
By TIM SCHICK and
STEPHEN HERSH
In a stunning upset, Second
Ward City C o u n c i1 Human
Rights Party (HRP) primary
candidate Richard Ankli, who
had announced his withdrawal
from the race too late to have
his name removed from the
ballot, edged HRP v e t e r a n
Frank Shoichet by a 47-43 mar-
gin in yesterday's election.
Democrat Elizabeth Taylor
defeated Robert Elton in the
First Ward by a more hefty
343-213 margin. Republican Rob-
ert Henry beat Paul Wensel in
a Third Ward primary landslide,
914-462.

Henry,
ANKLI ran a tounge-in-cheek
campaign, billing himself as
"The Fool." Ankli said that
fools were "sensitive and intel-
ligent," in explaining his title.
He withdrew from the race
when he discovered that "being
a councilman involves more
work than I am willing to do."
He will face Democrat Carol
Jones and Republican Bob Mc-
Donough in the April general
election.
Ankli said, "I'm very sur-
prised at the results. I'm just
worried now that Shoichet wants
to kill me."
He intends to continue wear-
ing his top hat and to maintain

Taylor win

his "Fool" appellation during
the April election campaign.*
"I felt embarrassed that I
dropped out," he noted, "when
I learned it would cost the city
$5,000 to hold the election."
Shoichet reacted bitterly to
the primary o u t c o m e. "The
Democrats had a carefully plan-
ned crossover vote," he claim-
ed. "He had withdrawn and
they lulled people into not vot-
ing. This is not a valid election.
I'm going to fight this thing."
A spokesperson for Demo:rat
Jones said, "If Shoichet has
evidence, let him prove it. '
Elton, whose primary defeat

was no surprise to most ob-
servers, stated last night that
he would not support Taylor in
the April election.
ELTON'S campaign had cen-
tered around what he se--s as
the need for energy conserva-
tion and environmental orotec-
tion. Taylor had emphasized the
importance of community serv-
ices.
The two charter amendments
on the ballot had been supported
by Elton but not by Taylor.
Taylor was jubilant over her
election victory. She predicted
that the April general election
See ANKLI, Page 8

Computers: Will
they control us.
By JEFF RISTINE
Computers may make more and more decisions for you in
the years ahead, but, just as science-fiction writers have warned
us, controlling the machines could pose a major problem.
Walter Reitman, in making these predictions last night to a
crowd of 500 at a "Future Worlds" lecture, stressed that systems
of "artificial intelligence" will be useless if we don't solve some
problems on our own.
REITMAN, WHO IS a psychologist and a University psychol-
ogy professor, said "artificial intelligence is like icing on the
cake" in its possible use toward overcoming bureaucratic prob-

The Cobb affair
Nearly one year ago, a
deanship search committee
was, charged with the task of
reviewing candidates to head
the literary college. The wheels
of administrative dynamics
were set in motion, and no cas-
ual observer could have an-
ticipated the large-scale unrav*
eling of the selection process
that has transpired in recent
weeks.
What has come to be known
as the Cobb affair embodies
much more than a breakdown
in the routine of administrative
appointment. It also calls into
question the scope of Univer-
sity commitment to affirmative

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