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Making news happen is what putting The Daily
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Register now!
Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in
the February 17 City Council primary election. Po-
tential voters can register at the Union from noon
to 4 p.m. or all day at City Hall on the corner of
Huron and 5th Ave. Registration for April's general
election will continue through March 8 at City Hall.
"
Happenings .. .
. ..ain't no sunshine or happenings to speak of
in Ann Arbor . . . at 2 p.m. today in the Graduate
Employes Organization office on the first floor of
the League interested persons will plan support ac-
tivities for the union . . . the Community Center
will hold an introductory meeting at 7:30 p.m. at
621 E. William. Call ONE-111 for further infor-
mation . .:the Young Socialist Alliance will dis-
cuss "What is Socialism?" in rm. 4304 of the Union
at 7:30 p.m. . . . tomorrow Cinema II is presenting
a free showing of the stark prison movie Fortune
and Men's Eyes in Aud. C Angell Hall at 7:30 p.m.
. . . at 8 p.m. the New England Literature Pro-
gram will hold a special meeting in 439 Mason
Hall . .. and rounding out the day, the University
Square Dance Club will be giving free lessons in
square dance from 8-9:15 .p.m in Barbour Gym.
Fired up
Thousands of Greek Cypriots yesterday stormed
the American Embassy in Nicosia, ransacked the
building and then set it ablaze. Apparently none
of the embassy personnel was injured, but the
demonstrators destroyed furniture and equipment
in the seven-story structure before torching a large
section. Shortly afterwards, the U. S. government
issued-a statement expressing "grave concern"
over the incident.
"
Light fingers
A Chicago man who collected change for three
years at Illinois Tollroad plazas was Friday con-
victed of stealing $16,000 in quarters while on the
job. Louis Fox was caught filching the change
when Illinois Bureau of Investigation agents mark-
ed quarters with an invisible ink designed to show
up under ultra-violet light. At the trial, an agent
testified that he saw Fox pocket some of the doc-
tored quarters.
Simon stays
President Gerald Ford yesterday gave Treasury
Secretary William Simon a ringing endorsement
as he sought to marshal administration forces be-
hind his economic and energy proposals. For the
past week, Washington D. C. has been rife with ru-
mors that Simon. would soon leave his cabinet post
because of differences with Ford over deficit
spending. Simon has been a key participant in the
development of the administration's economic and
energy plans.
"
Tongue tied
An effort by Senate liberals to weaken the par-
liamentary device known as a filibuster may itself
be talked into oblivion by more conservative ele-
ments who oppose the action. Forces led by Walter
Mondale (D-Minn.) Friday introduced a motion to
reduce the number of votes needed to choke off de-

bate on the Senate floor. Immediately Sen. James
Allen (D-Ala.) launched into a filibuster to prevent
a vote on the proposed change. He will probably
continue next week when the Senate reconvenes
and the gums of government flap on.
On the inside..
The Sunday Magazine takes a look at what
it's like to work on an ambulance rescue team,. .
and on the Sports Page Jeff Schiller details the
Michigan-Iowa basketball game from Iowa City.

Groups
attack
CD1IS
proposals
By DAVID WHITING
Raging controversy has hit
the Community Development
Revenue Sharing (CDRS) citi-
zens' committee's recommenda-
tions to city council for allo-
cating a $2.5 million federal
grant.
Community service organiza-
tions said the citizens' commit-
tee's recommendations do not
comply with the spirit of CDRS
funding, which, as outlined by
the White House and the office
of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment (HUD), is aimed at aid-
ing low and moderate income
residents.
HUD will give the city the
grant sometime next summer
after council submits a plan to
be reviewed by the Southeast-
ern Michigan Council of Gov-
ernments and the County Plan-
ning Commission.
The two citizens' committees
were formed last fall to advise
council how the money should
be spent.
Ten community service orgaa-
izations met yesterday to dis-
cuss alternative proposals to the
citizens' committee's recom-
mendations, and about 12 more
groups have indicated interest
in these alternative proposals.
Meanwhile, a leading Demo-
crat reported city Democrats
are investigating legal means to
amend council's anticipated ap-
proval of the citizen's commit-
tees' plan, which is up for vote
January 27, in the hopes that
council will have a liberal ma-
jority after April's elections.
Republicans now hold a one-
vote majority on council with
six votes.
Members of the citizens' com-
mittee charged their mayor-ap-
pointed chairman, former GOP
councilman William Colburn,
and employes in city hall with
See GROUPS, Page 2

Jewel Cobb to
assume position
By SARA RIMER and JUDY RUSKIN
A black woman educator, Jewel Plummer Cobb, will
be appointed as the new literary college (LSA) dean, sev-
eral high University sources told The Daily yesterday.
Cobb, dean of Connecticut College, was selected by
the Regents to fill the vacancy created by the appoint-
ment of former LSA Dean Frank Rhodes to the post of
academic vice president in early 1974, sources said yes-
terday.
Zoology Prof. Billy Frye has been serving as acting LSA dean
since July, 1974.
COBB AND two other candidates for the position were inter-

Doily Photo by STUART HOLLANDER
THESE CHARMING-LOOKING Beetles are the latest concoctions of Los Angeles advertiser
Charles Bird. The advertising brainchild has attracted many money-hungry students from the
nation's campuses, although students must have good driving records, high scholastic marks, and
adequate insurance to apply.
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Advertising takes to streets
as local Beetles get into act

By DAN BLUGERMAN
What do you get when you
cross a billboard with a Volks-
wagen?
You don't get a broken bill-
board, but you do get a Beetle-
board - the latest gimmick in
outdoor advertising.
There are currently 1,500 of
these ubiquitous bugs racing
around the nation with the
brightly color advertisements,
in the form of decals, on their
bodies. And their drivers are
getting paid for it.
Beetle Bo'ards of America, the
company handling them, is the
brainchild of Charles Bird, a
Los Angeles advertising con-

sultant who specializes in the
15- to 30-year-old market.
Bird got the idea in 1971
while walking through a col-
lege campus parking lot on his
.way to deliver a speech. He no-
ticed that VW's dominated the
lot.
The ideal developed, and soon
students all over the country
were contracting to have adver-
tisements on their cars in ex-
change for the greenbacks stu-
dents continually need.
Typical is Chris Clayton, a
University junior, who drives a
VW adorned with an Eastern
Airlines decal. His VW had a
little rust showing through the

paint when he read a Beetle-
board advertisement in The
Daily last year.
Clayton signed an eight-month
contract and took his bug to a
local VW car dealer who ap-
plied the brightly colored de-
cal. And Clayton cashes the
S20 check he receives each
month from the company.
The Eastern Airlines program
includes distribution of a pro-
motional booklet called "Part
of the Earth," but Clayton ad-
mits he has given away less
than 30 of them. He says not
enough people take the sign
reading "Eastern Airlines Trav-
See BEETLES, Page 2

viewed earlier this week by the
meeting. Frye and David Da-
nelski, the ombudsman at Cor-
nell University, were also con-
sidered for the post.
University President Robben
Fleming last night refused to
comment on the appointment.
Fleming is expected to formally
announce the Regents' decision
sometime later this week.
Vice-President for Academic
Affairs Rhodes also declined
to comment on the Regents' de-
cision. However, when asked if
his response signified a denial,
Rhodes repeated, "That means
no comment."
COBB COULD not be reached
for comment at her home in
New London, Conn, last night.
One University official said
Cobb was "quite impressive..
She's a good person. She seems
to be extremely articulate,
thoughtful and deliberate in her
thinking."
It is likely that Cobb will as-
sume the deanship in late spring
when she completes her du-
ties at Connecticut College.
Frye said that he had accepted
the acting deanship last June
with the understanding that a
new dean would fill the post
whenever it would be most suit-
able.
SEVERAL University officials
had predicted that Frye, laud-
ed by the faculty for his firm
direction, would be chosen as
permanent dean. However, one
source observed that "historic-
ally, there havebeen several
acting deans who did not be-
come permanent deans."
Another high-level official
said, "We were naturally in-
clined to think the inside can-
didate would get it. But there's
also the view that we should
look outside the University rath-
er than get too ingrown . - .
That could be one of the rea-
sons for choosing her (Cobb)."
The three final candidates'
names were submitted to Flem-
ing by a student-faculty search
committee in December. The
committee was formed last Ap-
ril to find a successor to
Rhodes. At that time the panel
began reviewing 125 candidates
for the position. After several
months of deliberation the list
was narrowed to the three
names,' which the committee
then submitted to Fleming and
Rhodes.
ACCORDING to Chuck Bar-
qust, a student on the commit-
tee, Fleming and Rhodes were
"very pleased with the list."
They brought the recommenda-
tions to -the Regents, who had
the prerogative of deciding
what role they wanted to play
in the selection process, Bar-
See NEW, Page 2

Cobb

Regents at their monthly board

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PETITION DRIVE BEGINS:
Pilot reacts to

possible..cut

By DAN BIDDLE
The Pilot Program's students
and administrators moved swift-
ly yesterday toward organized
efforts to prevent discontinua-
tion of the program-a move
that University officials are ser-
iously considering in the face of
an overall four per cent budget
squeeze.
As Program Director Richard
Munson issued a statement of
"deep concern" at the possibil-

ity that Pilot will disband after
this year, dozens of students al-
most immediately began peti-
tion and letter-writing drives in
Alice Lloyd Hall, where the pro-
gram is housed.
MUNSON expressed amaze-
ment "that officials would con-
sider eliminating the Pilot Pro-
gram, for it is one of the most
successful, exciting, inexpen-
sive, and innovative alterna-

More cuts planned
fo.programs

tives" in the University's edu-
cational structure.
"The program's destruction,"
M u n s o n said, "would be
tragic."
He urged "all present and
former Pilot students" to attend
a meeting to plan mass actions
aimed at saving the program.
That meeting is scheduled for
this Thursday night in Alice
Lloyd's Red Carpet Lounge.
MUNSON SAID letter-writing
and petitioning efforts would be
directed from students and par-
ents to members of the literary
college's (LSA) Executive Com-
mittee-the body w h i c h will
soon decide whether Pilot will
have to be ended this year.
Psychology Prof. D o n a I d
Brown, the chairman of Pilot's
standing committee, said yes-
terday, "It would be a great
tragedy if it were necessary to
eliminate this program." He
added that his committee would
make "every effort" to present
alternative budget-cutting plans
to LSA.
Munson agreed with several
other LSA sources who Friday
described the Executive Com-
mittee's make-up as possibly
crucial to Pilot's fate. "There
are a couple of people on that
committee," Munson said, "who
don't like us."
HIGH LSA sources noted Fri-
day that the Executive Com-
mittee had already questioned
Brown. "They brought him in
and said, 'Justify yourself,' "
one source said.
The source contended that
severzl committee members

Indians
evacuate,
but talks
continue
GRESHAM, Wis. (P) - Indian
women and children were eva-
cuated yesterday from a religi-
ous estate occupied since New
Year's Day by armed Indian
demonstrators. M e d i a t o r s,
meanwhile, continued to nego-
tiate for a bloodless conclusion
of the takeover.
The National Guard expressed
optimism that a peaceful set-
tlement would be worked out
during the weekend and de-
nounced Indian militants who
accused the guard of preparing
to assault the contested estate.
COL. HUGH Simonson, deny-
ing any plans to use force, said
25 to 30 Indians remained in the
estate's 64-room mansion after
the evacuation. He said the
evacuation was simply another
promising sign that matters are
being resolved.
The Menominee Warrior So-
ciety evicted a caretaker and
seized ┬░the property Jan. 1, de-
manding the unused estate be
given to Indians as a health
center or technical school.
Estimates of the number of
participants have ranged to 300
Indians and young white sym-
pathizers, with many of them
slipping to and from the man-
sion past National Guard pa-
See INDIANS, Page 2

RICHARD MUNSON: "The
Pilot Program is one of the
University's most successful,
excitiing, inexpensive and in-
novativeoprograms . . . Its
destruction would be tragic."

By MARY HARRIS
Several programs and posi-
tions within the University may
be drastically cut back or elimi-
nated as a result of a proposed
four per cent reduction in state
appropriations, The Daily has
learned.
Cuts include certain programs
within the Residential College
(RC), the .Law School's "Wo-
men and the Law" program,
and the School of Nursing's
minority a d v i s o r. Moreover,
Vice President for Academic
Affairs Frank Rhodes has asked
the Rackham School for Gradu-
ate Studies to absorb an up to
eight per cent cut, according to
high-level University sources.
FRIDAY, sources had reveal-
ed possible reductions, or com-
nlptp Pliminenn of.the Pi

allocated.
THE SOURCE claimed the
RC, like Course Mart and the
Pilot program, is "vulnerable
because it is, to some extent,
expendable. It is making these
cuts so it won't be caughtswith
its pants down when it's re-
quested to make larger cuts."
The eight per cent cut in the
Rackham program is tentative.
Another high University source
asserts that Rackham has in the
past used its money inefficient-
ly, and could absorb the cut.
But it is anticipating cuts in
federal funding this year in ad-
dition to the probable four per
cent cut in state appropriations.
The actual cut in the Rack-
ham budget will then probably
lie somewhere between four and
eight oer cent.
THE "WOMEN and the Law"

Chou reelected prime minister
at Chinese People's Congress

By The AP and Reuter
PEKING-China's aging leaders have emerged
from the first session of the long-awaited Fourth
National People's Congress still holding the reins
of power.
Appointments made at the congress session,
held secretly here this week, were announced
last night.
The congress, meeting for the first time in a
decade, reelected Chou En-Lai as China's premier

intense, possibly leading to another world war.
The congress-China's parliament-also ap-
pointed 12 vice-premiers, more than twice the
previous number, representing a broad spectrum
of the nation's life and including eight members
of the all-powerful party politburo-an indication
that the administration is firmly under party
control.
ONLY ONE prominent cultural revolution ac-

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