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Page 2-Wednesday, February 15, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Power cultbacks rise as

coal supplies dwindle

(Continued from Page 1)

Chrysler Corp. officials have predic-

ted a similar production halt and the
layoff of 160,000 Chrysler workers by
ecftrieit1 u edon' use March 1 if the strike is not settled. Ford
Pre can help keep in dus- Motor Co. and American Motors Corp.
officials also are predicting some
Ps operating, and house production curtailments.
t, as coal stockpiles Ohio Edison, a major supplier of elec-
tricity in Ohio, has announced a 50 per-
Kindle.' cent cut in electrical service next week
-Jam es '- Brinkerhffbecause of dwindling coal supplies.
- n ff That would knock out service to dozens
Committee to re
( Continued from Page 1) among students and faculty in the de-
executive committee recommenda- partment, who questioned the basis of
t in a 16-3 vote and decided not to Samoff's tenure rejection. Twenty
it tenure to the professor. political science graduate students saw
;Iter the decision, Samoff addressed Uniyersity President Robben Fleming
official appeal to Frye, who told him in protest of the tenure denial. Fleming
delay the appeal in hopes that the told them he would look into the situa-
iflict would be resolved. Samoff said tion.
will file an official appeal if the Critics of the verdict said Samoff
cutive committee refuses to grant received glowing evaluations from
n tenure. sources within and outside the Univer-
sity and is respected for his teaching

of auto supply plants in the state.
DETROIT EDISON said it probably
would not have to order rotating
blackouts until mid-March. But in-
dustrial customers were asked yester-
day to cut consumption by at least 10
percent to help save what coal the
southeast Michigan utility has left.
University officials said yesterday
that the utility asked the University to
cut its electric consumption by up to 10
percent. In response to this request,

Vice President and Chief Financial Of-
ficer James Brinkerhoff asked all
students and staff to turn off all un-
necessary lights, and to turn ther-
mostats down to 65 degrees.
"We should do all we can to cut our
use of electricity, without jeopardizing
our operations." Brinkerhoff said.
"Electricity we don't use here can help
keep some industries operating, and
houses lit, as coal stockpiles dwindle."
UNIVERSITY Hospital, the residen-

ce halls and the athletic department are
being asked to cut back on electricity
consumption wherever possible, he ad-
"By Feb. 22, I expect the Plant
Department will be able to take steps to
reduce electrical consumption in the
University's larger buildings during the
work day," he said. "The steps will be
those which, in our opinion, should not
adversely affect the University's

In western Michigan, spokespersons
for Consumers Power and Indiana and
Michigan Electric companies-the two
main utilities in the area-said yester-
day that customer response to cutback
requests has been good.
Both utilities have switched to gas
and oil at some plants to save coal, but
that tactic combined with increased
power purchases from Canada are ex-
pected to increase bills considerably in
the next few months.


'consider Samoff tenure denial

HE DECISION provoked uproar


"I think to desdribe them (critics of
the decision) as frustrated, concerned,
and ................ - that's a fair-
ly accurate description," said Oscar
Morales, who sits on the Political
Science executive committee and is
president of the Graduate Political
Science Association.
SOME OBSERVERS say Samoff was
denied tenure on the basis of his re-
search efforts and not his skill in the
"The reason (Samoff was refused
tenure) is that the quality of the resear-
ch is not up to Michigan standards,"
Morales said. He also said that quantity
of Samoff's research was not con-
"Everyone knows that Samoff is an
excellent teacher. . . peer reviewers
said his research was excellent," said
Len Suransky, a former Political

Science teaching fellow. "One gets the
impression that you can only make it if
you go the quantifying route in the de-
"YOU'D EXPECT THAT in a great
university there would be some open-
ness for alternative methods of resear-
ch that the students are certainly
asking for," he added.
A junior faculty member in the de-
partment, who asked to remain uniden-
tified, said quality of undergraduate
education is not a primary concern in
the department and that is reflected in
the attrition rate of faculty members.
The average rate of attrition among
tenured and non-tenured professors in
the political department since 1969 is
about seventy-seven per cent.
"IF RESEARCH and public work get
awarded and teaching doesn't, the in-

centives will be in those areas," he
Suransky also pointed to an affir-
mative action component in the Samoff
case. He said Samoff, who also teaches
for the Center for Afro-American and
African Studies, is popular among
black students and that the University's
affirmative action attempts would be
hurt with Samoff gone.
"Samoff, even though a white man,
attracts black students," said Suran-
sky. "He is one of the few that keeps
them here."
THE JUNIOR faculty member in the
department said the senior faculty's re-
jection of Samoff probably is not be-
cause of his political views.
"I don't think his stand on South Af-
rica has anything to do with the deci-
sion - it's symptomatic," he said. "But
political influences can be very

"It's certainly not unheard of in aca-
demic circles for decisions to be made
on personality grounds and political
grounds or by others who are extrane-
ous," Samoff said.
NEW YORK (AP) 8 Janet
Schneider was recently named exec-
utive director of the Queens Museum.
Ms. Schneider joined the museum
staff in 1973 as Curator of Exhibi-
tions. She later served as Director of
Programs and as Acting Director.
The museum, which opened in 1972,
is located in Flushing Meadow-
Corona Park. Besides featuring an
ongoing series of rotating art exhibi-
tions, the museum is the home of the
Panorama of the City of New York.

C arter orders coal
aiks to White House
(continued from Page 1)
lities in truck convoys led by riot- has predicted will force up to 25,000
ined state troopers. layoffs. The glass, steel and aluminum
James Smith, Bowen's executive industries are expected to be the har-
sistant for police matters, said three dest hit.
lities, which he would not name, WHEN COAL stockpiles fell to a 30-
quested the escorts because of "an day supply last week, the utility im-
irming amount of violence" in the posed a 10 percent cutback on large-
ilfields. scale users of electricity. By Friday,
n West Virginia, the Monongahela the stockpiles were expected to be down
wer Co. said it would impose a 30 to a 25-day supply.
reent power cutback Monday on 400 West Virginia also faced up to
lustrial and commercial another problem yesterday: shrinking
stomers-a measure which the West state revenues because its coal industry
rginia Manufacturers Association was shut down. It clamped a freeze on
state hiring, pay raises, and most new
m COUPON equipment purchases.
THATS RIGHT! In Ohio, officials were planning
shelters for thousands of people in the
2I/COPY event of lengthy blackouts-a
IBM 111-5 possibility some officials discounted
ZEROX 9200 6 plus but for which they said they had to be
611 CHURCH 665-9200 Revenue of state governments from
ABOVE BLUE FROGGE all sources totaled $185.2 billion in fiscal
- "GIVE US YOUR 2C" 1976, while total state expenditures rose
* BOOKS, 14" /2 EXTRA to $182 billion; reports the Commerce
OOOONLY2.16-2118 ClearingHouse.

Teacher 's hearings wind, up

(continued from Page 1
Blue jean-clad students lined the
walls, breaking out in laughter several
times when Ann Arbor School Board at-
torney James Tobin cross-examined
Clark. Wendy Barhydt, president of the
school board reprimanded the students
in the jammed room and said if they
could not remain quiet they would be
Witnesses finished testimony last
evening. Next Tuesday the Ann Arbor
School Board will hear the final argu-
ments of the prosecution and the defen-
se. They then have ten days in which to
make their decision.
CLARK AND THE student have both
denied charges that they engaged in an
"intimate embrace" in his apartment
last June and that they were alone when
they took a trip west last summer.
Two 14-year-old boys, one the
younger brother of the student, have
testified that they saw Clark and the
student in an "intimate embrace" at
the student's apartment.
The student has testified that the trip
last summer was to visit his mother in
Salt Lake City and that another person
went along with him besides Clark.
Clark supported this testimony.
CLARK HAS ALSO been charged
with urging a female student to "show
her independence" by walking around
alone on the University campus late at
night. The teacher has testified that she
did not make such a statement.
The female student has not testified
at the hearings. Mike Moran. Clark's at
torney, said yesterday, "The parents of
the girl have been very irate that this
proceeding is even going on.

In yet another charge, Richard
Churchward testified Monday night
that he saw Clark leaning back on the
student in a sitting position as he lay on
his side. Churchward said the incident
took place around 8 a.m. one day last
June. Churchward is the husband of
Community High School's Assistant
Dean, Elizabeth Gray, but he has
denied that he knew Gray at the time of
the alleged incident.
that she had spent the night at the
student's apartment sometime in June
because her car had broken down after.
a birthday celebration with other
Clark has also admitted at a previous
hearing that she allowed the student to
drive her car before he had a license.

"This hearing clearly demonstrates
that the current tenure process resem-
bles the due process as much as the
Salem witch trials did," said Larry
Steward, president of the Ann Arbor
Education Association, yesterday in an
interview. "I don't expect a fair hear-
ing," he added.
Students supporting Clark have
gathered about 150 signatures on a
petition that reads in part, "The
charges are slanderous gossip and have
absolutely no relevance to her teaching
"We're getting really sick and tired
of the thing going on and we're sick and
tired of the thing going on and we're
sick and tired of the bullshit," said
Community student Sean McCellen.
"We're mad that the Board can do
something like this to a teacher and not
even care."


TO: Student Groups seeking to
wise funds or earn money
The Michigan Student Assembly is conducting a SPECIAL
' ELECTION on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22. Pursuant to this,
-bids are being sought from interested groups on these two
jobs, staffing of polling sites and delivery of flyers. Spe-
cif ically-:
1.) Twelve people to work the poll sites on the 22nd for approximately
10 hours each, fora total of 110 man-hours. Each person must be able
to work the entire shift (no accommodations will be made for classes),
lunches should be brought along, and personnel will be rotated among
polling sites at the discretion of the Election Director.
S2.) Delivery of flyers to dormitories and buildings-Cost per 1000
1(x1 estimated).
Delivery of flyers to student residential areas of Ann Arbor-
Cost per 1000 (x0 estimated).
Flyers must go under doors or in mailboxes and be all delivered
within two days of receipt by group.
For further specifics call MSA at 763-3242 or drop by 3909 Michigan
: Paid for by the Special Election Director.

Council places millage proposal
on Nov. ballot to fix potholes

City Council agreed late Monday to
put a millage increase on the November
election ballot to raise money to repair
the city's blighted streets. Council also
decided to wage an unprecedented
campaign to convince city voters to ap-
prove the tax hike.
The five council members not up for
re-election are organizing what is being
called a "public education" campaign
to rally enough public support to pass
the tax hike for road repairs in Novem-
ber's election.
MAYOR Albert Wheeler said he con-


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sidered putting the millage increase on
the upcoming April election ballot but
changed his mind after realizing that
any such request for a tax hike would
fail without an intense public education
campaign before the election.
"The public is just going to have to
face the realities," Wheeler said. "We
have to fix the roads. We're going to
have to do a fairly major job."
Wheeler said the campaign will at-
tempt to win public support so voters
won't view the additional millage
request as "just another tax increase"
and vote it down. Wheeler hopes the
public will be willing to grant the tax
hike by November, "if the Council does
its job."
"WE'RE GOING to have to give them
a good picture of what the city's finan-
ces are," he said.
Although the city currently does not
know how much additional millage it
will need, Wheeler pointed out that the
increase may have to be substantial,
since one mill would only raise about
$800,000. Reconstructing one mile of a
single street costs up to $350,000 per
mile and some city streets need com-
plete overhauls.
To drivers, the city's problem with
battered roads is no secret. But Ann
Arbor voters have consistently rejected
millage increases for road repair.
COUNCILMAN Louis Senunas (R-
Third Ward) brought up the idea to
precede the millage request with a
public education campaign in Council's
working session late Monday night.
Wheeler quickly picked up on the idea
and suggested that the five council
members not running for re-election in
April take the lead in convincing the
voters that the tax hike "is for their

"The general public has to under-
stand that the streets did not fall apart
this month," Wheeler said. "It's tough
in the way of money to repair them.
Some roads have to be reconstructed
and that's not cheap."
RETIRING Councilman Jamie Ken-
worthy (D-Fourth Ward) suggested
that the public information campaign
included citizens' committee, since the
city's reputation for road repair is not
good in the public eye.
"We're going to have to have an out-
side group," Kenworthy said. "City
Hall can do the preparation. I think
November is going to be a beautiful
Councilman Senusnas said one way to
convince the public to support the ad-
ditional millage would be to "not rush
to fill any potholes" this spring.
"Let's let people fall into a few, then
they'll realize," he said.
Daily Official Bulletin
Wednesday. February 15, 1978
Psychiatry: Bernard L. Diamond, U-Calif.,
Berkeley, "The Legal Responsibility of the Therapist
for the Acts of His Patients," Aud.. Children's
Psychiatric Hosp., 9:30a.m.
Ctr. Russian/E. European Studies: William K.
Medlin, "Shades of Planning: East and West,"
Commons Rm., Lane Hall, noon.
Inc./Olper. Eng.; Dr. A. Beradino, Bell Labs.. In-
dianapolis, Ind., CAM/CAM at Bell Laboratories,"
2.30; Dr. Donald L. Byrkett, W. Va. College of
Graduate Studies, Charleston. W. Va., "The Design
and Evaluation of a Parts Inventory System for the
West Virginia Department of Highways," 229 W'.E., 4
Physics: L.R. Sulak, Harvard U.. "Sounds from
the Deep ... Neutrino Physics Beyond 10 Tev." 296
Dannison, 4p.m.

This is the Ann Arbor debut of the exciting
troupe the New York Times
calls "the company to see!"
Clive Barnes says Feld is "the most talented
classic choreographer of his generation anywhere
in the world. "Tickets $5,.50 to $9, Burton
Tower, Weekdays 9-4:30, Sat. 9-12, 665-3717.
All choreography by Eliot Feld
MONDA Y NIGHT: Harbinger (Prokofieff); Impronput (Roussel);
Cortege Parisien (Chabrier); A Footstep of Air (Beethoven).
TUESDA Y: The Real McCoy (Gershwin); Mazurka (Chopin);
The Consort (Douw/and and anonymous composers).
WEDNESDA Y NIGHT: Harbinger (Prokofieff); Santa Fe Saga



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