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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 118

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 20, 1975

Ten Cents

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Late yesterday an imitation of the Daily ap-
peared on campus. Billed as the "Liberation"
Daily, the two page publication has no connection
with our newspaper. But then again imitation is
the greatest form of flattery.
Regents meet
The Regents are in town today for their monthly
meeting. Topics on the agenda include what of-
ficials have termed a necessary dorm rate in-
crease of three per cent. An alternative proposal
will also be introduced by the Rate Study Com-
mittee, recommending a decrease of the rates
by 1.25 per cent. The discussion will begin at
1:30 p.m., with a public comment session at
4:00 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the
Regents' Room of the Administration Building.
Credit crunch?
It looks like the beginning of the end for the
easy two credits. At their meeting this morning,
the Curriculum Committee is expected to set down
just exactly what kinds of activities will or won't
be given credit by the University. This action,
according to Committee Chairman Jean Car-
duner, comes as a result of the number of "strange
things" that happen around registration time every
year. For example one professor gave Independent
Study credit to 95 students. Carduner pointed out
that this indicates "some abuse of the Independent
Study concept."
Happenings...
...are many, many, many .. . The Alice Lloyd
Studer Union will rally at People's Plaza at 11:30
a.m. to protest the proposed increase in dorm
rates . .. at noon the Students for Educational
Innovation are sponsoring a brown bag lunch in
Rm. 2219 of the School of Ed. Bldg. Dean Wilbur
Cohen will speak on "Education and the Aging"
. . . also at noon in the Pendleton Rm. of the
Union there will be a "Sacred Harp" sing which
is a form of early American music . . . at 4 and
8 p.m. in the Union ballroom champion pool play-
er Paul Gerni will give a free demonstration of
pocket billiards . . . the United Farm Workers
from 3- 5 p.m. plan to picket Campus Corners
which sells "scab" wine . . . at 7:30 p.m. the
Ostomy Group of Washtenaw County will meet
at the Senior Citizens' Guild, 502 W. Huron St.
. The Human Rights Party will hold a mass
meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the
Friends Meeting House, 1412 Hill St. . . . at
the same time there will be a Poetry Reading
by Lawrence Goldstein at the Guild House, 802
Monro St. . . . at 7:30 p.m. the First Ward Demo-
crats are meeting to plan spring election strategy
in the basement of the Ann Arbor Federal Sav-
ings Bldg. . . . simultaneously the Polish Club will
mneet in Rm. 3-L of the Union for more info call
761.6121 . . . and still at 7:30 p.m. there will be
a body movement workshop in 24-26 Tyler, East
Quad sponsored by the Mens Raps . . .at 8 p.m.
the Bach Club will listen to Beethoven in the
East Quad Green Lounge . . . the University
Philharmonic Orchestra will give a free 8 p.m.
concert in Hill Aud. featuring works by Mozart
and Bartok . . . the Residential College Players
presnt Pinter's "The Lover" and Williams' "I
Can't Imagine Tomorrow" at 8 p.m. in the Res.
College Aud. . . meanwhile the Ethics and Relig-
ion office is holding a "Festival of Live" meal and
meeting at 336 S. State St. beginning at 8 p.m.
... The Women Against Prisons present a free
showing of the movies "Women in Prison" and
"Martin Sostre: Frame-Up" in Aud. D Angell Hall
at 8:30 p.m. . . . and finally the Mad Hatter's Tea
Party is sponsoring an art print sale through Fri-
day in the basement of the Union - proceeds to
go to child care.
Rockin' Rod
British rock star Rod Stewart recently met Pre-
sident Ford's daughter Susan at a Washington
concert, dined with her, and reportedly hopes to
date her again. The 30-year-old singer said that
Susan, 17, phoned him twice after the concert.

"She's great to be with - I like her very much,"
Stewart commented.
Dope note
The Seattle port authority yesterday denied pub-
lished reports that the Seattle-Tacoma Interna-
tional Airport police found $1 million worth of
heroin in 1969, took five months to determine what
it was and then lost it. Port records show that
the powder was kept in the airport police property
control room for two weeks while Customs agents
analyzed the powder. They could not determine
it to be heroin and then turned the stuff over to
county police.
On the inside...
. . . the Editorial Page features a profile of
evangelist Rev.. Moon by Alan Resnick . . . on the
Arts Page Beth Nissen reviews the performance
of flutist Ram Pal . . . and Sports Page spotlights
a trio on the University swimming team in a story
by Ed Lange.

million

cut

in

University

spending

By GORDON ATCHESON
University officials last n i g h t learned
that Gov. William Milliken will order the
University to cut its budget for the current
fiscal year by two per cent, Vice President
for State Relations Richard Kennedy an-
nounced.
In a brief statement, Kennedy termed the
reduction-which will amount to about $1.9
million-"severe" and "drastic."
MILLIKEN is expected to issue an execu-
tive order next week mandating most state
agencies to curtail expenditures by the two
per cent figure.
Under the state constitution, the Gover-
nor must balance each year's budget. Cur-
rently the state has a $160-200 million deficit
for this fiscal year.
This reduction would be in addition to a
one and a half per cent funding cut the
University has already sustained this year,
Kennedy stated.

THE EXECUTIVE order will be particu-
larly hard hitting because the present fiscal
year ends on June 30, 1975 and the Uni-
versity has already spent the lion's share
of its state appropriations.
The Governor's action was not unexpected
by high level state and University officials,
Kennedy said.
Specific budget cuts will be discussed at
today's Regents meeting, he added.
FROM ALL indications, the University
will not institute an across-the-board two
per cent reduction in all departments but
will make significantly larger cuts in se-
lected areas.
The University will attempt to convince
Milliken to reverse his proposal, Kennedy
said. The executive order must be approved
by the state Senate and House Appropria-
tions Committees before it goes into effect.
"We won't roll over and play dead," Ken-
nedy said. "We may have to do some fancy

foot-work up there (Lansing), but we don't
n'ant to rule anything out."
KENNEDY expressed "some hope that
the recommended two per cent would be
reduced or eliminated."
Milliken's executive order, if implement-
ed, would hasten the financial problems
the University expected to face in the fall.
The Governor has proposed a budget for
the upcoming fiscal year reducing Univer-
sity appropriations by about four per cent.
"Some thought has been given to what
areas can be cut, but no final decisions
have been made," Kennedy said. "But the
University has one helluva problem now."
The specific budget reductions must be
worked out quickly because they will effect
current spending at the University.
This will probably mean that the deci-
sions will come directly from high Uni-
versity officials instead of from individual
department heads to college deans and
then to the upper echelon executives.

Milliken

Kennedy

MVinorities

still

hold Ad.

Bldg.

150 vow to remain
unless 'U' complies
By ROB MEACHUM
Reaffirming their commitment to "bring this in-
stitution to its knees," approximately 150 University
minority students remained in the occupied Administra-
tion Building last night.
The protesters, many of them black, have been in the
building since early Tuesday morning vowing not to
leave until a set of six demands are met. They are:

-Recognition of the Third
World Coalition Council as the
official negotiating team for
Black, Asian, Mexican and Na-
tive-Americans students at the
University,
--The immediate reinstate-
ment of Cleopatra Lyons, a
nursing student expelled for un-
named "academic reasons,"
-Establishment of a full-time
Native-American advocate with
pay equal to the amount of
work done,
-Establishment of an Asian-
American advocate,
-Establishment of a Chicano
cultural center and
-The granting of full amnesty
to "all those participating in
the activities of the Third World
Coalition Council."
UNIVERSITY President Rob-
ben Fleming yesterday repeated
his earlier intentions of allow-
ing the protesters to remain in
the building "as long as they
keep their part of the bargain
-no destruction of property.
He also reiterated his no
amnesty stand of Tuesday af-
ternoon, saying, "We do not
grant amnesty."
As for the remaining de-
mands, Fleming believes that
they "will come down to a ques-
tion of money." With the recent
cutbacks in state appropriations,
the University may have diffi-
culty in meeting some of the
other demands, he said.
BUT "TO walk out with any-
thing less than a full commit-
ment of four to five of our six
demands is to tell college stu-
dents around the country not to
engage in struggle," said Sam
Riddle, a spokesman for the
Council.
See 150, Page 7

GEO
walkout
continues
By JIM TOBIN
The University will continue
in its strike-crippled condition
for at least several more days,
with none of the remaining
disputes in the GEO negotia-
tions - economics, agency
shop,, class size, and job se-
curity - being resolved in ten
hours of closed-door bargain-
ing yesterday.
The negotiators for the GEO
and the University learned
that unless a settlement is
reached by tonight; a state-
appointed fact-finder will en-
ter the negotiations tomorrow.
"ALL ISSUES have been
clarified," said an exhausted
Charles Allmand, chief nego-
tiator for the University after
last night's session. "We have
re-identified problems on all
issues."
"We have a better under-
standing of our differences,"
added University Counsel Wil-
liam Lemmer, who stressed
that this sort of clarification is
essential to a quick settlement.
Most of the long, tedious bar-
gaining sessions are taken up
by this sort of careful iden-
tification of the opposing posi-
tions," he said.
The fact-finder, Patrick Mc-
Donald, is appointed by the
See GEO, Page 2

Daily.Photo by KAREN KASMAUSKI
ONE OF THE MANY protestors occupying the Administration Building yesterday is shown here trying to get some shut-eye. The
protestors are demanding an end to the "systematic racism at every level" by the University.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION:

Unit will probe

Cobb affair

By SARA RIMER
The University's affirmative
action committee has begun a
comprehensive investigation of
the literary college (LSA) dean-
ship controversy, pledging to in-
terview "everyone and anyone
who played a significant part
in the Jewel Cobb affair."
Committee member and Law
Prof. Harry Edwards yesterday
described the Regents' unani-

mous selection of the black wo-
man educator and the Univer-
sity's ultimate rejection of her
as "the most important issue
ever on campus with respect to
the examination of affirmative
action commitment."
EMPHASIZING t h e nanel's
commitment to an "honest,
thorough investigation," Ed-
wards could not pinpoint a dead-

line for the report's completion
and presentation to the Univer-
sity.
The Administration closed off
negotiations with C o b b two
weeks ago after the zoology de-
partment refused to grant her
tenure in a hasty, tightly guard-
ed decision. Although several
sources close to Cobb confirmed
her desire to accept a non-ten-
ured post, the Administration
took a firm stand against hiring

a non-tenured dean.
Deanship search committee
member Barry Bowman lauded
the investigation yesterday, un-
derscoring the zoology d apart-
ment's refusal to grant Cobb
tenure as the most potent isue
to be investigated. He said, "It
still is not clear to me why the
zoology department was asked
about tenure so early :-nd so
fast."
See UNIT, Page 2

Rhodes cancels plan
destroy SA files
By STEPHEN HERSH
Frank Rhodes, University vice-president for academic affairs,
yesterday cancelled a plan to destroy portions of student counsel-
ing files which was revealed Tuesday by Associate Literary Col-
lege (LSA) Dean Charles Morris.
The material that would have been destroyed consists mainly
of letters of recommendation written by high school counselors
which had been forwarded to LSA counseling offices from the
admissions office.

group meets
By CRESENDI MICKELS
Nearly 2000 people from across the country
came together in Boston last weekend at the
National Student Conference Against Racism,
which was organized in response to the violence
sparked by the school desegration conflict in
that city last September.
The mood of solidarity which marked the con-

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