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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 117

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 19, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Burglars clean up
Ann Arbor police are looking for a team of
burglars who virtually cleaned out the Loma
Linda Restaurant located at 990 Broadway, fleeing
with a bag containing $5,000 in cash and property
valued at over $10,000. Police said the intruders
also carried out 12 cases of liquor worth $800, and
an electric guitar and amplifier worth a total of
$9,475. Officers said there was no evidence of
forced entry into the business place. Oficers said
the safe, pried open and looted, was found later
abandoned near Westal and in Wayne County.
Happenings ...
are coming on strong today. Cinema Guild
is sponsoring a lecture by P. Adams Sitney, co-
director of the anthology film archives in New York
City and editor of Film Culture, on "The Idea of
the Self in Avant-Guard cinema" from 4-6 p.m. at
the old Architecture and Design auditorium . . .
the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Support
Committee will hold a meeting for those interested
at 7:30 p.m. in the Walker Rm. at the Union . .
the Martin Sostre Defense Committee will present
a film "The Frame-up" at 9, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
in Rm. 126 in East Quad . . . Donald Michele
will speak on "The Club of Rome: Perspectives
and some Implications for Resource Policy and
Management" at 1040 Nat. Resources Bldg. His
speech is sponsored by the resource and policy
management program . . . Anthro. 362 students
can hear tapes of recent lectures today at 2 p.m.
in Rm. 66 in the Residential College, courtesy of
GEO . . . LSA counseling is sponsoring an in-
formational meeting for potential English majors
at Cook Rm. at the Law Quad at 7:30 as well as
a meeting for potential economics majors at 4 p.m.
in 1035 Angell, and a meeting for potential sociology
concentrators in the sociology lounge on third
floor of the LSA Bldg. at 4 p.m.
Old crackers
After munching on a 13-year-old cracker, Rep.
William Lehman (D-Fla.) has decided that $500,000
worth of food stored in fallout shelters in 1962 is
fit for the elderly poor. "It tastes good when
you're hungry," Lehman said Monday, after con-
ceeding that the crackers were hard, tasteless and
difficult to swallow. Lehman has asked Dade
County officials to "order the distribution of this
food to the county's elderly poor," in conjunction
with the county's hot meal program. The supplies
were stockpiled in 1962 by the Civil Defense offi-
cials to support 123,000 people for 14 days.
Late birthday
The Procrastinator's Club of America was an-
gered by the early celebration of George Washing-
ton's birthday, so the club picked Monday to cele-
brate the birthday of Millard Fillmore, the nation's
13th president, who was born Jan. 7, 1800. "We
wouldn't mind if Lincoln's birthday were celebrated
Feb. 17 since he was born on Feb. 12, but we resent
the idea of celebrating Washington's birthday
ahead of time," said Chapter President Les Waas.
On the inside * ..
.. .Edit Page features a story by Steve Hersh
who reveals his own part in the great snowball
conspiracy . . . Sports Page introduces a new
regular feature, the "Wolverine of the Week" and
Arts Page includes the weekly food column by
Robin Hergott.
On the outside...
A nice recovery. As the storm that brought us
heavy snow last night moves away from us, the
snow will taper off to flurries during the morning.
There will be a chance of flurries this afternoon
as skies remain mostly cloudy with slightly colder
temperatures. As a large fair weather system

moves in from the southwest tonight, fair skies
and colder temperatures are in store. Highs will
be 29-34, lows will plunge to 13-18. Chances of
snow will decrease steadily to near zero at night.
Thursday will be partly cloudy and slightly colder.


to estroy som e student files

The literary college (LSA) plans to de-
stroy portions of student counseling re-
cords, according to Charles Morris, asso-
ciate dean of LSA. The material to be re-
moved consists of letters of recommenda-
tion written mainly by high school coun-
selors, which have been forwarded from
the admissions office to the LSA counseling
Morris reported that Vice President for
Academic Affairs Frank Rhodes told him
last week that the letters of recommenda-
tion could not be made available to stu-
HOWEVER, because the LSA Adminis-
trative Board, which has final decision-
making authority over LSA counseling of-
fices, had earlier declared that all mater-
ial in students' files should be made avail-
able to the students, Morris said there is

no option now available to the board except
removal of the files in question.
Morris stated that "the feeling of the
board is that if the material is not acces-
sible to the student, it should not be acces-
sible to anyone." He stressed that the de-
cision to destroy the material was some-
thing that they had been forced to do, not
something of which he personally approved.
Nevertheless, Rhodes had stated last term
that he would be "appalled" by destruction
of files, and that the administration strong-
lv onnossed such a move. Rhodes was un-
available for comment last night.
HOWEVER, Edward Dougherty, assistant
to Rhodes, contends that "the statement
last term (opposing destruction of the re-
cords) was not made for ever and ever."
Ernest Zimmerman, another assistant to
Rhodes, stated that "we did not ask the
Administrative Board to do that (destroy

files). They are at liberty to remove them;
it's their decision at this point."
The move to destroy student records
was prompted by a new federal law that
allows students to see almost all the ma-
terial in their counseling files. However.
letters of recommendation to admissions
offices written prior to January 1, 1974
(with the understanding that the contents
were to remain in confidence), may remain
ZIMMERMAN argued that "the law pro-
vides that those letters submitted prior to
January 1 are confidential and should re-
main as such."
However, another clause in the law, the
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
of 1974, also states that recommendations
used for purposes other than their original
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takeo ver
The place is strewn with
sleeping bags, knapsacks, and
the remnants of a cold-cut buf-
fet for 200 hungry students.
Cigarette butts, newspapers,
and human bodies cover the
once spotless orange carpeting.
SOMEHOW it's a surrealis-
tic show-demonstrators camp-
ing-in on the usually library-
quiet, neat-as-a-pin second
floor of the Administration
But the feverish, volatile at-
mosphere that surrounded the
confrontations of the late six-
ties -- the titantic battle at Co-
lumbia and the South Univer-
sity riots here - has now been
replaced by the smell of mari-
juana and the stuffiness of a
packed lecture hall.
"We're here because we want
to turn the University upside
down," said one protester, sit-
ting on an imitation mahogany
desk usually occupied by Rob-
ben Fleming's personal secre-
BUT THE energy just wasn't
there, and most of the demon-
strators just began settling in
for the night.
A foursome played bridge in
the center of the brightly-deco-
rated reception area, as a few
kibitzers munched on sand-
wiches and listened to the bid-
The majority of the people
directed their attention toward
one of the three portable tele-
vision sets and the innocuous
prime-time viewings.

'The University posi-
tion was t It a t making
the files a v a i 1 a b 1 e
would be a violation of
the high school coun-
elors' ri g hts;' how-
ever, 'the feeling of the
boa rd is t ha t if the
material is not accessi-
ble to the student, it
should not be accessi-
ble to anyone.'
-Charles Morris
vow $
250 ask
VU to meet
DAM goals
As of late last night,
nearly 250 minority stu-
dents remained camped
out in the Administration
Building vowing to esca-
late their "efforts to dis-
rupt the stability of this
institution," unless their
demands are met.
The protest began early
yesterday morning when
about 300 minority stu-
dents, many of t h e m
black, entered the building
and demanded meetings
with top University offic-
ials. At 4:00 p.m. nearly
500 members and support-
ers of the Graduate Em-
p l o y e s' Organization
(GEO) held a rally on Re-
gents' Plaza in support of
the students. They will
mass again this morning
at 10:00 a.m.
THE THIRD World Coalition
Council, representing black,
Chicano, Asian - American and
Native - American student
groups, presented University
President Robben Fleming
with a set of six demands to be
met before they would vacate
the building. They are:
* Recognition of the Third
World Coalition Council as the
official negotiating team for
minority students;
" I m m e d i a t e 1 y re-
instate Cleopatra Lyons, a black
nursing student for allegedly
administering insulin to a pa-
tient without prior consent of
a doctor;
* Establishment of a full
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Dailv Photo by STEVE KAGAN
UNIVERSITY President Robben Fleming talks with several of the minority students yesterday who took over the Administration
Building calling for acceptance of six demands. At a press con ference yesterday, Fleming stated he would neither recognize
their council as a negotiating team nor offer amnesty to the protesters.






Letter carriers predict
nationwide 'postal strike

The University and the Grad-
uate Employes' Organization
(GEO) have reached tentative
agreement on the GEO demands
for recognition and consultation.
With these important agree-
ments, the two sides have cut
the number of hard-core dis-
putes to three - economics,
agency shop and class size.
was essentially settled several
days ago. Under the settled pro-
vision, departments must confer
with the union's departmental
stewards on matters which con-
cern the work assignments and
responsibility of Graduate Stu-
dent Assistants (GSAs), funding
available to departments for the
hiring of GSAs and the regula-
tion of the average number of
hours GSAs work.
The issue of recognition has
held the attention of the bar-
gaining teams for the greater
part of over fifteen hours of
closed negotiations during the
past two days. It provides for
GSAs to be identified in the
contract by the description of
their job, rather than simply by
the title of "Graduate Student
"We're happy," said GEO
spokesman Dave Gordon. "That
was one of the major issues di-
viding the two sides."
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vote of the GEO must take
place before union members
will return to classrooms and
The GEO leadership was
plunged into confusion yester-
day with the sudden advent of
the Black United Front's de-
WHEN THE Front leaders
reaffirmed their support of the
GEO walkout, the union re-
sponded that they would rally
at the Administration Building
to support the Front's demand
for negotiations with the Uni-
A Second Ward Democratic
party member declared yester-
day that the Democratic chair-
man of his ward, Greg Hebert,
asked him Monday to help
Democratic incumbent C i t y
Councilwoman Carol Jones in
her Anril re-election camnaien

versity. However, they were
noncommital on the actual de-
mands of the group.
The GEO Stewards' Council
will decide its position on the
demands at a meeting this
When questioned onthe GEO
position, Dave Gordon would
only say, "The BAM demands
(of the 1970 BAM strike) were
clearly broken. Unfortunately
the only way to get this Uni-
versity to keep promises is to
put pressure on them."
GORDON would not make an

official comment on the Front's
On the subject of the linger-
ing strike, Gordon said, "As far
as we know we have at least
as many people on strike as we
did a week ago. None of our
people are going back."
The GEO has flopped back
and forth in the last few days
on its commitment to open ne-
gotiations. It was planned until
yesterday morning that open ne-
gotiations would resume in the
afternoon, after more than a
week of closed-door sessions.

Local letter carriers are predicting a
nationwide postal strike unless the federal
government scraps a plan to "computer-
ize" the mail delivery process.
The proposal, which the United States
Postal Service (USPS) has introduced in
Kokomo, Indiana as part of a pilot pro-
gram, will regulate both route length and
delivery time.
LETTER carriers protest that such a sys-
tem will eliminate jobs and increase the

it will increase efficiency by equalizing
the workload.
UNDER THE Kokomo plan, every ele-
ment of a letter carrier's route would be
fed into a computer-including the dis-
tance from the sidewalk to the house, the
terrain, and the type of mailboxes.
NALC members protest that because no
-two routes and no two carriers are alike,
their workload cannot be determined by
"This whole plan is ridiculous," con-
tended a local NALC member. "And fro.m

'U' decision to save
Pilot thrills students
Pilot students yesterday celebrated acting literary college
(LSA) dean Billy Frye's assurance that the experimental living-
and-learning program would not be eliminated in response to
budget cuts.
"I'm thrilled," declared Jane Levine. "Pilot's a good program.
It tends to decentralize the huge university."
A HIGH University official told the Daily last month there was
"a distinct possibility" that Pilot would be abolished in view of
the expected four per cent cut in state appropriations to the Uni-
versity for next year.
However, Frye indicated to Pilot staffers last week that LSA
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