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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 135 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 22, 1977 Ten Cents Ei
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Phil, we flopped
We feel ridiculous. Our week in Review Sunday
said that Wolverine basketball star Phil Hubbard is
a graduating senior. Phil, can you ever forgive us?
Hubbard, you see, is only a sophomore, and we
thank aniy God that may be in heaven that Phil has
two more seasons to play for the Maize and Blue.
What was worse, you may all think that our sports
staff made the mistake; nothing could be further
from the truth. It was the loathsome mistake of a
mere news staff editor. So Phil, will you stay on?
Forgive us, and please crash the boards for two
more years as planned. We should mention that the
venerable John Robinson will graduate in May. He
will be missed.
Hostage trade
There were a couple of dramatic Hours down at
the Ford plant in Ypsilanti yesterday morning in-
volving a worker who grabbed a hostage and then
traded her for another. About 10:30 the worker,
identified as J. S. Miller, pulled a knife on a plant
nurse and forced her into a room. Miller arranged
to swap the nurse for the Rev. S. L. Roberson, a
worker at the plant and a veteran of violent con-
frontations there. In 1975, Roberson persuaded an-
other worker who had just killed a plant doctor
and wounded two by-standers to drop his gun. Yes-
terday, Roberson remained Miller's hostage until
plant authorities, apparently inluding Miller's for-
mer foreman, negotiated his surrender at about
12:20 p.m. No one was hurt.
The deadline is March 30 for student applica-
tions to University policy committees. Apply at
MSA office in Union . . . piano concerto by Jill
Riethmiller, Pendleton Arts Center, at noon .
Jeanne Halpern on "Image Making in Biography:
How Form and Style Affect the Way We See a
Life," Center for Continuing Education of Wom-
en, 328 Thompson St., at 1:30 . . "Income Tax
Workshop for Foreign Nationals," International
Center, 603 E. Madison, at 3 . . . Poetry reading,
Francis O'Connor, 1006 Angell Hall, at 3 . .. Jesse
Choper on "The Scope of National Power Vis-a-Vis
the States: The Dispensability of Judicial Review,"
100 Hutchings Hall, at 3:15 . . . Rolf Reininger
gives "Comments on Water Quality Indices," Coo-
ley Bldg., North Campus, at 3:45 . . . Moshe Go-
shen on "Textual Criticism of the Old Testament
- Progress and' Regress," 2003 Angell, at 4 . .
four films - "Look at Capitalism," "Look at So-
cialism, " "Rape Culture, " "The Prejudice Film''
- Lecture Rm. 1, MLB, at 4 and 7:30 . . . Tea
with LSA Dean Billy Frye, 3212 Angell Hall, (the
math dept.) at 4 . . . Herant Katchadourian con-
ducts a mini-course on "The Genitalia: Structures=
Function, Pride, and Prejudice," Aud. 4, MLB, at
4 . * . Francis O'Connor on "New Deal Murals,"
Aud. A, Angell Hall, at 4:10 . . . Linda Rothschild
on "Local Solvability of 'Some Degenerate Second
Order Partial Differential Equations," 3201 An-
gell Hall, at 4:10 . . . John Teal on "Man's Manure
for Maine Marshes," 2501 C. C. Little Bldg., at
4:10 . . . an Alternative Legal Practices Seminar,
Rm. 250 of the Law School, at 7 . . . the Games
Club holds game on men's and women's issues,
Rm. 2338 of School of Education, at 7:30 . . . Ses-
sion on the Inter Cooperative Council's affirmative
action committee, East Quad's Green Lounge, at
7:30 . . . open poetry reading, Pendleton Rm. of
the Union, at 8 . . . the film "Right to Eat," In-
ternational Center, at 8 . . . H. C. Curtis on "Sail-
ing Craft Performance and Optimum Speed to
Windward," Rm. 311 of WestEngineering, at 8
... Marvin Eisenberg on "The Place of Historical
Literacy in Artistic Interpretation," Music School
Recital Hall, at 8 . . . the aMaizin' Blues sing at
the Power Center at 8 . . . Musical Society flute,
recorder, and harpsichord recital, Rackham Aud.
at 8:30 . . . Jim Grondin presents "Poetry, Music,
Prose," New Multipurpose Rm., Mosher Jordan,
at 9.
On the inside.,..

Editorial page features the first of a five-part
series on Palestine . . . Jim Stimson reviews An-
thony Braxton's Saturday concert on the arts page
. .. and on the sports gage, Rick Maddock zeroes
in on the Blue hockey team's bid in the NCAA
On the outside...
Don't count on anything but counterfeit spring
for a while yet. Today will present some snow
flurries into the afternoon. Skies are likely to clear
by evening. The high will be 42, the low 22.

SPH faculd
While the School of Public Health (SPH) Executive Commit-
tee reaffirmed its recommendation to drop the Department of
Population Planning (DPP) by 1978, the school's faculty voted
yesterday at a special meeting to retain the "teaching mission"
of the imperiled department. The vote spelled a conscious ef-
fort on the part of the school to maintain some instructiorl in
population studies.
Assuming that "an identifiable research and teaching pres-
ence" will be kept within the school, the faculty also voted to
accept ten new DPP graduate students this fall.
ON FEBRUARY 17 the SPH faculty requested the Executive
and Curriculum Committees write independent, advisory recom-
mendations for the fate of the 11-year-old department.
The Executive Committee joined SPH Dean Richard Reming-
ton in advising the elimination of DPP on February 2 due to
"budget problems and major academic weaknesses."
The committee stood by its original recommendation yes-
terday, but added four motions including the relocation of ten-
ured faculty, the retention of research in the already existing
See POP., Page 2





Guidelines for program cuts approved

The Senate Assembly yesterday ap-
proved by an overwhelming margin the
sixth, and final, draft of guidelines for
the discontinuation of academic pro-
grams. The ne* draft will now be used
to decide the fate of the Departments
of Population Planning and Speech and
Hearing Sciences.
WITH MINOR changes expected, the
latest draft will come before the Regents
on April 15. It incorporates amendments
proposed by the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs (SACUA),
members of the University faculty and

various college deans. The latest .ver-
sion differs from earlier procedural
guidelines in three important respects:
* An ad hoc committee comprised of
members from the Office of Academic
Affairs, the Budget Priorities Committee
and SACUA will review the recommenda-
tion from the vice president for academ-
ic affairs.
* The plan ensures active participa-
tion of governing faculty in the review
process and in consultation with the ad-
ministration. The final decision on pro-
gram discontinuation still rests with the
9 A peer review group, comprised of

faculty from the school under examina-
tion, faculty from the University, and
colleagues outside the University, would
provide "maximum opportunity for early
and meaningful consultation with facul-
ty and students."
Chemistry Prof. Philip Elving said that
a'though this "plan for academic house-
cleaning is as good as can be devised ...
birth control is a lot easier on everyone
than abortion," - implying the need for
preventive as well as corrective mea-
sures in academic planning.
"The question is whether the Univer-
sity can resist the pressure of momen-






Yesterday, for the first
time in nearly a month,
campus steering wheels,
ladles, throttles and other
odd instruments were back
in the hands of their us-
ual owners.
After a 26-day walkout,
members of the American

Federation of State, Coun-
ty and Municipal Employes
(AFSCME, Local 1583) re-
turned to their University
jobs. They accepted the
terms of a new two-year
contract by a vote of 729-
188 Sunday.
ABOUT 2,100 food service,
h o s p it a 1, maintenance and

grounds workers participated in
the strike.
At least 28 persons, however,
were not back to work yester-
day. They were suspended -- at
least temporarily - by - their
supervisors for roles played in
the walkout, according to
More suspensions may be
forthcoming in the next four
days, University officials said.
leader Art Anderson said yes-
terday that the union has not yet
received an official "true list-
ing" of those workers being dis-
"A lot of these supervisors
have been jumping the gun and
not checking with Labor Rela-
tions before suspending our
guvs," Anderson remarked.
"They think it's open season."
"I think, when the true listing
comes out. there will be about
twelve neople that might get
zapped," he added.
AS A PROVISION of the strike
settement the University was
given the right to take disciplin-
arv action against individuals
for "misconduct" during the
strike. AFSCME, in turn, has
the ability to fight such action
through arbitration.
See STRIKERS, Page 2

strike referendum
Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) members will vote
on a motion to initiate a strike referendum this term at a meet-
ing tonight at 7:30 in the Natural Science Auditorium.
If tonight's proposal is passed, a strike referendum woulk
likely be voted upon this week and - if successful - GEO
would call a strike, possibly by next week.
"IT'S REALLY HARD to tell how people are feeling and
the extent to which they want to strike," said GEO Executive
Committee member Susan' Van Alstyme, "but people are more
angry than ever before. Also, the organizing has been very
thorough, which make a big difference."
"It's 'a matter of life and death now," added a Steward's
See GEO, Page 2

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
The lonely ral*
A cloudy day . . . barren trees . .. and a quiet s tretch of rail behind University Hospital make
for a poignant picture-postcard scene.

AATU loses

block grant,

r. 1m.. A.M I

Ann Arbor City Council
last night defeated a reso-
lution which would have in-
creased city parking fees in
order to repair parking fa-
Council also tabled two
resolutions which would
have created a special as-
sessment to provide addi-
tional funds for the repairs.
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union
(TU) last night lost the renewal
of its second year Community
Devel1opment Block Grant
(CDBG) of $6,100.
City Council defeated the reso-
11ition to renew the TU contract
COUNCIL member Robert
Henry (R-Third Ward) voiced
initial disapproval of renewing
TU's contract. stating he felt le-
gal services provided by the
Tenants Union were duplicated
by other CDBG funded groluns
incl"ding MoleI Cities Legal Aid

lack of time and staff.
"It's important to have a spe-
cializing organization," Dwyer
MCLA provides many types of
legal aid to city residents.
WCLA emphasizes legal serv-
ices to elderly citizens.
"WCLA and MCLA have a
mil'ion other things to do," Dwy-
er said. "TU provides question-
Following the partisan vote,
council member Jamie Kenwor-
thy (D-Fourth Ward) predicted
the resolution would be brought

up again following the April 4
A motion renewing WCLA's
CDBG grant was tabled until
April 18. Council members vot-
ed to direct the WCLA to restate
its purpose as an organization.
THE TU receives the remain-
der of its funding from member-
ship dues and grants for. special
projects. Most of its staff mem-
bers are volunteers.
The TU's current CDBG con-
tract expires August 31.
In other business, council
passed a resolution asking the

County health department. to
provide testing for PBB in city
grocery stores.
Council also approved a re-
quest from the University to
close Tappan Street between
Monroe Street and South Uni-
versity during the construction
of an addition to the Lav School
To reimburse the city for
parking fees lost while the street
is blocked off, the University
will be assessed $265.00 per
week. The project is expected
to take two years.

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India's Gandhi
ousted in election
By AP and Reuter
NEW DELHI, India - The newly created Janata
party has won a clear majority in parliament, defeat-
ing Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the Congress
party that ruled India's millions for 30 years, the' na-

Ward 3: GOP haven?

For the past five years city politicos have de-
veloped an almost nonchalant acceptance that the
predominantly affluent Third Ward is a Repub-
lican shoo-in. Since the Third Ward is not con-
sidered a "swing" ward, it is usually exclude.:
from the limelight in city elections.

able to win the
said Seeligson.

election without the Third Ward,"

Both Seeligson and Libertarian candidate Bar-
bara McKenna are running their campaigns on
conservative tickets, hoping to overcome what
has been a tradition since ward boundaries were
changed in 1972.

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