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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 1121Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 14, 1978 Ten Cents 12 Pages

to seek
Special to The Daily
DETROIT - U.S. Sen. Robert Grif-
fin's decision yesterday to seek re-
election has flared tempers in his own
party and raised speculation that his
decision to become a candidate again
may develop into a campaigq issue.
The former GOP leader told a group
of reporters in Detroit he would seek a
third term in the U.S. Senate. His an-
nouncement came after several earlier
statements of intent not to seek re-
"LAST APRIL, I thought I was ready
to leave public life," Griffin explained.
"In the months since, quite frankly,
I've changed my mind."
Griffin, flanked by his wife, Marge,
said he changed his mind after "an out-
pouring of support from countless
people all over the state and around the
"I've changed my mind on an impor-
tant decision of my life," Griffin said.
"Other people have changed their mm-
See GRIFFIN, Page 9

States threatened by
power cutbacks as
coal strike continues

By The Associated Press
Mandatory power cutbacks were
ordered in Indiana because of the 70-
day-old nationwide coal strike yester-
day, and President Carter directed
Labor Secretary Ray Marshall to "get
personally involved" in talks between
the United Mine Workers (UMW) and
the soft coal industry.
With coal stockpiles dwindling, other
states were also withing days of or-
dering power cutbacks. In Indiana and
West Virginia, tens of thousands of
workers feared layoffs as early as this
BUT A SPLIT in the UMW, which
earlier scuttled a proposed settlement,
widened, and a spokesman for the
Bituminous Coal Operators /Association
said no decision had been made on
when bargaining would resume.
Deputy White House Press Secretary

Sen. Robert Griffin speaks at a press conference yesterday where he announced
his decision to spurn retirement and seek a third term.

Rex Granum said Marshall would meet
with union representatives yesterday
and with representatives of coal
producers today. A White House official
said Carter wanted to convey the
message "that it is extremely impor-
tant that the negotiations get back on
Earlier yesterday, Carter's
spokesman said the president still had
no plans to seek a court order forcing
miners back to work and the White
House did not plan to bring the two
sides together in a face-to-face meeting
there. The federal government did take
steps to help utilities share electricity.
SEN. BARRY Goldwater (R-Ariz.)
had called on Carter to invoke the Taft-
Harley act to suspend the walkout, but
that action was not taken.
Meanwhile, UMW President Arnold
Miller and those rebelling against his
leadership each claimed rank-and-file
support. Some rebels said they were
moving to oust Miller.
Even if a settlement were reached
immediately, it would take at least 10
days for the union membership to ratify
the pact and more time for coal ship-
ments to reach normal levels.
Among the states facing the most
critical shortages are those in a belt
near the Appalachian coalfields. In-
diana is now under a state of emergen-

Committee report asks Regents


to cut ties with

South Africa

cy and cutbacks are in effect in West
Virginia. Pennsylvania, Ohid,
Marylana, and Virginia are all asking
for voluntary power cutbacks and have
plans for instituting mandatory cut-
backs and blackouts should the shor-
tage become more critical.
In Michigan, Governor William
Milliken once again refused to consider
sending surplus coal to states with
critical shortages. Michigan now has a
50-day supply. Stockpiles of under 30-
days are considered critical.

The Committee on Communica-
tions, sponsor of the recent Forum on
Corporate Investment in South Af-
rica, yesterday released its conclu-
sion that the majority of the Univer-
sity community favors divestment.
The six-member committee, com-
posed of two students, two faculty
members, and two administrators,
was re-established during the sum-
mer to handle the South African
question after several years of
The move to develop and release
conclusions about the South African
issue was somewhat unexpected
because the Regents' bylaws which
provide for the existence of the
committee do not provide the com-
mittee with the power to make con-
clusions or recommendations.
The committee's statement says,
"The resolutions passed by the
summing-up session (of the forum)
on Thursday (Feb. 2) represent the
moral concerns of what seems to us
to be the majority of the University
community. The committee feels
that the University administration
must take these concerns seriously.
"The implications of this would, be
a decision to liquidate University
investments in businesses dealing in
South Africa as soon as possible," it
The statement says the University
should publicly condemn apartheid

and declare its support for majority
rule in South Africa.
The conclusion of the committee
states: "Implementation of the reso-
lutions would also- imply the estab-
lishment of a South Africa oversight
committee to monitor the financial,
academic, and other ties the Univer-
sity has with South Africa."
The committee suggested the Uni-
versity establish a "Committee on
Social Responsibility"= which would
eliminate "the conflict between the
University's portfolio and its ethics."
This committee should be composed

of students, faculty members, and
Denis Ondeje, a member of the
African Students Association (ASA),
said, "It was the very least that I
expected from the committee."
Ondeje, who was the first to ask the
Regents to cut its South African ties,
wanted the committee to make a
recommendation to the Regents.
According to Ondeje, the job of the
committee is not finished. "The
Committee on Communications has
to open the channels of communica-
tion to other committees," he said,

referring to the Senate Advisory
Committee on Financial Affairs
SACFA, a faculty panel operating
under the auspices of James Brinker-
hoff, the University's chief financial
officer, is responsible for making a
recommendation on the South Afri-
can financial ties to the Regents.
SACFA met yesterday morning to
work on the first draft of the recom-
mendation which will be given to the
Regents at their March meeting. It is
expected that the Regents will make
a decision on the investments at that

Flu cases onrise;
'U' epidemic possible

Group recommends punchcard
ballots for absentee voters

City Council last night heard the
pros and cons of punchcard voting in
a public hearing, and chose not to
make a decision on the proposal yet.
Speaking during the public hearing
were members of a committee
formed last July to study the effects
of switching from the present ma-
chine-lever voting to the punch-
card system. The committee re-
turned in December with the recom-
mendation that the city switch to
punchcard for absentee ballots only.
LAST NIGHT at the public hear-

ing, committee members defended
their recommendation.
Jean Crump, committee chairper-
son, told Council that converting to
punchcard for absentee ballots
"would eliminate the present diffi-
culty in reading and interpreting
paper ballot."
Currently, absentee voters must
mark their paper ballots with an 'X',
but controversy entails when the 'X'
is not legible, or when it is larger
than the box it is supposed to fill.
ANOTHER CITY with a dual

voting system, Detroit, has more ab-
sentee voters than Ann Arbor, where
only a few hundred people voted ab-
sentee in the last election.
Punchcard voting involves using a
bent paper clip as a makeshift stylus
Voters literally punch the number of
their choice of candidate out of
12-inch card and onto a styrofoam
The card, with the holes for candi-
dates punched out by the voter, can
then be tallied by a computer.
THE COUNTY Clerk's office has
estimated a minimum cost to the city
at $158,410 to purchase the necessary
County Clerk Robert Harrison, who
is advocating a city-wide switch to

University students are once again
being attacked by that vicious unseen
enemy - the flu. About 35 students
with flu symptoms came to Health
Service Sunday, and according to
chief physician Paul Seifert, "a
significantly greater number" of flu
cases were reported yesterday.
The sudden upswing in flu cases
has sparked concern that it might be
part of a national outbreak of A-type
Russian influenza. "We don't really
know what it is for sure, yet," said
Health Service Director Dr. Robert
Anderson. "The Russian strain is
basically the same as other types of
flu, although its symptoms might be
a little milder."
SEIFERT said the Health Service
is not really concerned about wheth-
er a patient has Russian or A-
Victoria influenza because the treat-
ment is the same. "It's not prag-
matically reasonable to try and
diagnose what type of flu a patient
has," he explained. "Occasionally
we will cooperate with the public
health people to find out what trends
are developing with a particular
strain, but by the time we get testing

results back it is really a retrospec-
tive look At the problem."
Flu symptoms include chills, fever,
headaches, body aches, and dry,
scratchy throats. "It usually comes
on fairly quickly and hits you like a
brick wall," Seifert said. "It usually
lasts from three to fivedays, and al-
though some people may have stom-
See FLU, Page 5
* The University must comply
with a five-part revision of its
affirmative action program. See
story, Page 5.
* Prime Minister Menachem
Begin reaffirms his stand on
Israeli settlements in the Mid-
east. See story, Page 12.
For happenings, weather
and local briefs,
see TODAY .a e 3

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Diggs urges
'U' to divest
holdings in
South Africa
U.S. Rep. Charles Diggs (D-Detroit) yesterday
signed a petition demanding the University
divest all holdings in corporations operating in
South Africa.
Diggs' action came in response to the con-
tinuing protest on college campuses over the


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