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Vol. LXXXVi, No. 115 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 17, 1977 Ten Cents E

ght Pages

Musical chair
This is the story of the MSA representative who
lost his seat. Once upon a time, Stewart Mandell
was elected to Michigan Student Assembly (MSA).
He was a debater, and missed two meetings while
out of town at debate tournaments. MSA Presi-
dent Scott Kellman thought this was very, very
bad and asked that Mandell be expelled, but when
Mandell explained his situation the governing stu-
dent body decided to put off the decision until
Tuesday's meeting. Tuesday's meeting arrived, and
Mandell arrived at Tuesday's meeting, only to dis-
cover he had no seat. The Assembly, it seemed,
had already decided against him the week before.
Now Mandell will take the issue of his seat before
the bench - he has filed suit with Central Student
Judiciary (CSJ) to regain his seat. It will decide
his case Saturday.
Happenings ...
rol out of bed and catch the performance
of mime Michael Filisky at noon in the Michigan
Union's Pendleton Arts Center . . let Dr. John
Hower mesmerize you with his lecture, "Back to
Van Hise" - or, "Yes, Eric, Many Interesting
Things Hanpen Below the Biotite Isograd," at 4,
in Rm. 2501 of the C.C. Little Bldg. . . join the
Thursday Graduate Fellowship Group for a pot-
luck dinner at 6:30 in the Pine Room of the Wes-
ley Foundation, 602 E. Huron . . . a meeting for
those interested in working for the UJA-Israel
Emergency Fund will take place in the UGLI
Multipurpose Room at 7 . . . the Office of Ethics
and Religion will show "King: From Montgomery
to Memphis" at 7:30 in Trotter House . . . the In-
tervarsity Christian -Fellowship holds its weekly
meeting in the Michigan League at 7:30 . . . show
off your c'ass consciousness at a speech by labor
attorneys Bernard Firestone and Ivy Thomas Riley
on "Workers and Unions" in the School of Educa-
tion's Schloring Auditorium at 8 . . . or. show your
international solidarity at an 8 o hck speech by
Royan Locke in "Marxism and the Question of
South Africa" in the International Center, 603 E.
Madison . . . or, if you prefer Connecticut to Cape
Town, spend the, evening at an orientation meeting
for students interested in spending spring term in
New England studying literature; 8 o'clock in 2003
Angell Hall.
Eats sans cheats
If your two all-beef patties turned out to be shriv-
eled soybeans hiding coyly in the corner of a ses-
ame-seed bun, weep no longer. The Michigan Res-
taurant Association has decided to lower the meat
descriptions on their menus. The "Truth in Menus"
campaign, first of its kind in the nation, is re-
quiring accurate menus. Some unscrupulous pro-
prietors, it seems, have been advertising margarine
. as butter and various ersatz milky substances as
cream. Although the association has no real en-
forcement power, the restauranteurs hope that
when aware consumers order Coca-Cola they get.
the real thing.
Sympathy for the dollar
It's only rock and roll, but the Rolling Stones
seem to like it - enough so that they have signed'
a contract to do six more albums with EMI Rec-
ords. "In this Jubilee Year, I feel it's only fitting
that we sign with a British compaiy," commented
the. Stones' self-proclaimed bad boy, Mick Jagger,
referring to Queen Elizabeth 11's Silver Jubilee
celebrating 25 years on the English throne. Jag-
ger's patriotic zeal was perhaps tempered by the
fact that the Stones grossed $16 million on their last
major European tour alone, and can't set foot in
England for more than 90 days without being taxed
83 per cent on their earnings.
On the inside ...

Israel says it will join Mideast peace talks,
but only without the PLO, in the Digest . . Paul
Eisenstein discusses carcinogenics in children's
clothing for Edit Page . . . Arts Page features a
preview of Alan Rudolph's Welcome to L.A. by
Owen Gleiberman . . . and Sports Page's Henry
Englehardt takes a look forward to the Iowa bas-
ketball game.
On the Outside
. . . Unless you're a big fan of southwest winds
there's nothing very unusual about today's weather.
The high temperature will be 260, going down to
about 16° tonight with a chance of very light snow
showers. Tomorrow will be partly sunny and warm-
er, with highs in the upper twenties.






'Frank Rhodes h a s
been a superb vice-
president . . we will
miss Frank keenly ...
We talked about (the
Cornell offer) several
times. I indicated my
strong hopes that he
would stay here.'
-University President
Robben Fleming

Amid a chorus of regrets from
University offici;.ls, Frank Rhodes
announced yesterday he will be
leaving Michigan to take over the
presidency of Cornell University.
University President Robben
Fleming said he intends to move
quickly to find a successor to Vice-
President for Academic Affairs
Rhodes. Fleming hopes this can be
done before Rhodes' departure for
Ithaca, N.Y. campus.
ROBERT PURCELL, chairman of the
Cornell Boprd of Trustees, announced
Rhodes' appointment at a press con-
ference in New York City yesterday

attended by Rhodes. The conference fol-
lowed a special meeting of the Cornell
Board which formally approved Rhodes'
Rhodes will replace Dale Corson, pres-
ident of Cornell since 1969, who had in-
dicated his intention to retire July 1,
Purcell described Michigan's vice-
president as "represent(ing) the very
characteristics we sought in an edu-
cat w --- snlid academic credentials,
da monstrated administrative ability, high
q'iality of leadership, strength of per-
srnahty, a deep moral commitment to
education and a commitment to affirma;
tive action."
IN A PREPARED statement released
in A~nn Arbor, Rhodes said the Cornell
post "presents a challenge and an op-

portunity to contribute to the future of
higher education."
He called his decision "painful and
difficult" to make because of strong
emotional ties to the University and to
Ann Arbor.
Rhodes, 50, came to Michigan in 1968
as a professor of zoology. He was ap-
painted dean of the College of Litera-
ture. Science and the Arts in 1971 and
becanme vice-president for academic af-
fairs in 19~4. Before coming to Michigan,
Rhodes served.-as head of the geology
department at the University of Wales
in Swansea, Wales.
ADMINISTRATION and faculty mem-
bers expressed uniform regret at Rhodes'
See RHODES, Page 8


Rhodes : On to Cornell




alMIgree e t

Negoiators reached a tentative agree-
ment yesterday afternoon on a new con-
tract between the University and the
American Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employes (AFSCME, L o c a l
1583), preventing the union's first campus
strike in six years.
The only step left before signing the
contract is ratification of the settlement
by union membership. AFSCME officials
admit that step may be a hurdle.
UNION employes will vote on ratification next
Tuesday. They could force a resumption of ne-
gotiations if the tentative agreement is re-
While .union bargainers said they were pleased
with tie agreement, AFSCME Local President
Joel Block said last night that he found the-
University's final offer "totally unacceptable."

I will be issuing a statement to the member-
ship explaining my reasons," he said. Block, who
was not a member of the union's negotiating
team, refused to make any further comment.
THE UNIVERSITY and the union - which re-
presents over 2,300 food service, hospital, main-
tenance and grounds workers on campus - end-
ed their talks yesterday after agreeing on an
economic settlement drafted by state-appointed
mediator Thomas Badoud.
Badoud was not originally expected to be pre-
sent at yesterday's session, but was able to re-
work his schedule at the last minute.
Negotiators found themselves close enough to
an agreement late Tuesday night to extend a
midnight deadline into yesterday.,The Univer-
sity and AFSCME needed only a few hours to
complete an agreement.
NEITHER PARTY would release any details
of the final agreement.
See 'U', Page 2

Carter to prepare
natoa elhplan

A sutnny campus day



The Speech and Hearing Sci-
ences program, classified as a
"hybrid" department by Univer-
sity President Robben Flem-
ing, faces possible extinction be-
cause neither the Medical School
nor the Literary College (LSA)
are willing to harbor the pro-
gram's diverse operations.
Although speech and hearing
science classes as well as de-
grees are offered through LSA,
the program is funded by the
Medical School. The program is
furher diffused by the fact that
the Dental School works with
speech and hearing sciences in
research on cleft palates.
School Dean John Gronvall rec-
ommended that the unit be

dropped from the University's
curriculum. And at a Jan. 20
meeting of the LSA Executive
Committee, the option to re-
absorb the program following its
1969 move to the Medical School
was rejected.
Both Medical School and LSA
officials say that budgetary dif-
ficulties were major factors in
their decisions.
The Speech and Hearing Sci-
ences program is without a
THE PROGRAM'S objectives
"were not considered central to
the interests of LSA", explained
LSA's associate dean for long-
range planning, Bernard Galler.
Commenting that the quality
of the program wasn't outstand-
ing enough to override other pri-
orities, Galler said, "We're not
about to start a new department

with our current .financial situa-
The fate of the program is cur-
rently being reviewed by the Of-
fice of the Vice-President for
Academic Affairs. But contro-
versy, spurred by a charge from
Speech and Hearing Department
Chairman Donald Sharf that
Gronvall based his decision on a
dated report, is brewing among
the department's staff and stu-
ACCORDING to Associate Aca-
See LSA, Page 2

WASHINGTON (P)--President
Carter said yesterday he will be
ready to propose the first step
toward a national health insur-
ance program "before the end
of this year."
The President's remark to em-
ployes of the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare
(HEW) appeared to move up the
Carter administration's time-
table for fulfilling Carter's cam-
paign promise to work for a fed-
eral health insurance plar for all
IN A RELATED development,
HEW is proposing that a new
government agency be set up
with authority to limit rising
health care costs.
Carter's statement yesterday
on the-timing of his health insur-
ance proposals comes against
the background of previous
statements by administration of-
ficials cautioning against any
expectations that Carter would
emphasize his health program
early in, his administration.
Instead, they have said such a
plan would have to await a stur-
dy economic recovery to gener-
ate needed revenues.
AT A NEWS conference Jan.
26, HEW Secretary Joseph Cali-
:.fano said, "I do not see how we
can' submit a well thought-
through national health insur-
ance proposal to the Congress
until next year."

Carter, speaking to about 500
employes selected from the 140,-
000 employes in HEW, said-yes-
terday that his administration
will 'seek to put into effect a
"year-by-year progression to-
ward a national health insurance
Any progression could mean
expansion of the' two existing
programs, federally run Medi-
care for the elderly and federal-
ly supported but state-adminis-
tered Medicaid for the poor.
ONE POSSIBLE starting point
was suggestedtlast month in a
report from the congressional-
budget office which said so-
called "catastrophic coverage"
could be extended to families
with incomes under $10,000 "who
are either uninsured, not eligible
for Medicaid or hold inadequate
Catastrophic insurance would
provide protection *against high
doctor and hospital costs stem-
mingfrom a serious illnesssthat
can financially break a family
with limited means.
Carter said that cost controls
will have to be a key part of
any health insurance plan, as
will enforcement against fraud
and abuse. He added there are
"unwarrented costs of both hos-
pital and physician care" that
need to be brought under cone
See CARTER, Page 2

Calif ao

........ . . . ~ . . . . . .


Former President Gerald Ford will
lecture at the University from April
4 to 8, University. President Robben
Fleming said last night.
Ford will address small groups of
students at his alma mater, his trans-
itin t- - r .nf ~rmor

Speaks added that Ford will also
meet with students at lunches and
HOWEVER, Fleming said details of
Ford's visit are still unclear.
"I don't . have much information
right now," Fleming said. "The sched-
lp mac arranged h the noliticals ci-

fight for 1st,
When Val Jaskiewicz left for Christmas break, he planned
to come back and file as a Republican candidate for City Coun-
cil in the First Ward.
When he returned, Jaskiewicz discovered that he and Re-
publican city chairman William Gudenau had gotten the fil-
ing date mixed up aiA that the only way he could. run in
April was as a write-in candidate.


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