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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 119

Latest Deadline in the State
bor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 18, 1976

10 Cents

Eight Pages

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Professor who?
The University recently, received a letter from
Merseberg, East Germany, addressed to James
Watson, director of the observatory. Officials
tried in vain to figure out where to forward
the letter. The reason for the difficulty was the
fact Watson had been dead for 96 years. He
worked as observatory director from 1863 to 1879
and died in Madison, Wis. in 1880. It just goes
to show what happens when you don't keep your
mailing list up to date.
Happenings ...
... can keep you very busy today. At noon
there is a showing of the movie "Diet for a
Small Planet" Rm. 378 Dental School ... at
12:15 catch a cartoon as you eat 15-cent pea-
nut and jelly sandwiches in the Student Coun-
seling Office Rin. 1018 Angell Hall ... Pi Lamb-
da Theta, Xi Chapter, is sponsoring Dr. Geraldine
Scholl at 6:30 speaking on "Assuring Every Handi-
capped Child Equal Opportunities in Education
and Employment." Conference Rm. 3 of the
Union ... The Union pool hall is giving free pocket
billiard instructions from 3 to 5 and 6:30 to 8:30
... The Residential College lecture series spon-
soring Prof. Lemuel Johnson talking about "Pre-
spectives on Utopia in the African context" in
the Greene lounge of East Quad ... The English
Dept. is holding a sherry party for prospective
concentrators at 7:30 in Rm. 7629 Haven Hall..
and at 8:00 Robben Fleming, President of the
University, will discuss the issue of CIA recruit-
ing on campus in the Union Ballroom.
Dangerous to your heath
More bad news for cigarette fiends. The Ameri-
can Chemical Society has announced the discovery
of vinyl chloride in cigarette smoke. This marks
the first time vinyl chloride, known to cause
cancer in test animals, has been found in an
environment unrelated to its manufacture or use.
However,. researchers point out the amount of
vinyl chloride in cigarette smoke is probably too
minor to be a significant contributor to the known
carcinogenic properties of tobacco smoke.
Two San Francisco patrolmen knew something
was wrong the minute they spotted several young-
sters pushing a vehicle down a Haight-Ashbury
street in the dead of night. The vehicle was a
helicopter. The youngsters scattered upon the ar-
rival of the police. The one-seat copter is cur-
rently awaiting a claim by its owner. Whatever.
happened to ripping off hub-caps?
Fire officials in Milan, Italy expecting a tragic
event, raced to a church with three ambulances
and two fire trucks, only to find instead of the
bloody traffic pile-up they expected, a wedding.
A crowd quickly gathered to watch the puzzled
firemen and ambulance attendants look for an
accident that was not there. Authorities estab-
lished that a phone call reported a smash up
outside the church with 10 persons killed or in-
jured. Police said they traced the call to a 68-
year-old aunt of the bride who was upset because
she was not invited to the wedding.
Taxing experience
Gambling' figure Tracy "Pody" Poe had no
argument with IRS, which said he owed $2,045

in wagering taxes. But he was quick to point
out the government already had the money, which
was in the hands of the FBI. The FBI had con-
fiscated $1,400 in cash from Poe in a raid and
had never returned the money. Poe suggested
the 'tax man "walk across the halt" and get it
from the FBI. IRS took a walk and Poe paid
the $600 balance.
Ont the inst.ie...
... On the editorial page is a PNS story on
the instability of the Chilean junta ... Arts page
has a review of Hedy West's appearance at the
Ark by Joan Boris ... on sports page Rick Bonino
writes about wrestling.
O tthe outside ...
A storm moving northeast from the Gulf States
will pass over us today. This will result in rain
most of this morning with a good ' chance of a
thunderstorm. The rain will end for a time in
fbp latemnrninpa ntiafternoon then start amann

Frye maintains calm amid tempest

His legs comfortably crossed and his arm dangling carelessly
over the back of an office chair, Billy Frye doesn't look like a
man who has spent nearly two years in the midst of high-level
University crossfire. He has weathered the "deanship crisis"
Above him, stretching across the top of an entire wall in his
spacious office on the second floor of the LSA Building, hangs
a hand-scrawled banner which reads: "Happiness is having Billy
Frye for Dean."
"THE SECRETARIES brought that in," he explains, cracking
a reserved smile.
But behind the cool administrative veneer sits a man who,
by his own description, is "humbly grateful" for being awarded
one of the most prestigious positions in academia-the University's
LSA deanship.
Awareness of the strong faculty support for his appointment
to the deanship-a support which search committee members
have called "amazing"-has only intensified his humility, he says.

FOLLOWING a 20-month stint as acting dean, which coincided
with a controversy-riddled search for a permanent administrator
to occupy the top spot in LSA, Frye last week secured the position.
Many knowledgable sources predicted he would land the job from
the start.
However, Frye reacts defensively to charges that he was
destined for the deanship, and that the deanship search procedures
were mere formalities.
"I simply see no basis for that kind of charge at all. It's
just a circumstantial charge because I happened to be in the
picture both times," he says, alluding to the two successive
deanship searches.
THE FIRST search, conducted through the fall of last year,
resulted in what is now remembered as the "Cobb affair," in
which Connecticut College Dean Jewell Cobb, a black woman, was
denied the deanship by the Administration after the University
Board of Regents had unanimously approved her for the post.
Frye, Cobb's closest contender for the deanship last year, was
reported then to be the administration's choice.
See FRYE, Page 8

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN

Ford revamps U.S. intelligence


voting on
Members of Graduate Em-
ployes Organization (GEO) are
voting this week on whether or
not to affiliate with the Mich-
igan Federation of Teachers/
American Federation of Teach-
Vote counting will begin at
5:00 tomorrow, according to
union spokespersons, who hope
the tally will be complete in
time for the steward's meeting
that same evening.
urer, said, "The executive com-
mittee is in favor of affiliation
9-1. It will add long-range sta-
bility to our union."
Schwartz said, "Most of the
members in favor of affiliation
are people that have put a lot
of time into the union. They
h a v e exhausted themselves
working as volunteers and it's
ruined their academic career.
They don't want. to see this hap-
pen to others. This is a sure
way to keep the union going."
Paula Mindes, chairperson- of
the affiliation committee, said,
"Affiliation would give us great-
er strength to fight cutbacks. If
we were connected with the na-
tional organization it will give
us more strength against the
MINDES explained that affil-
iation would "relieve people in
the union of their work-load.
The AFT will give us advice in
bargaining and help in writing
better contracts. When we have
a question they can give us ad-
vice readily. Now we are spend-
ing a lot of time doing research
and finding resources. We want
less, mechanics and more think-
"We are working for some un-
usual goals such as affirmative
action and non - discrimination.
If we join a larger group and
get them to support our ideas
then we will have' a better
c h a n c e of obtaining these
goals," said Mindes.
See GEO, Page 8

Citizens committee
o oversee operations
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - President Ford announced a re-
organization of the beleaguered U.S. intelligence com-
munity yesterday which he said strikes a middle ground
between the need for first-class intelligence capability
and protection of the rights of U.S. citizens.

Management of foreign
under a new committee to
George Bush, the President
news conference.
HE NAMED a new, three-m
zens to oversee intelligence ar

intelligence will be placed
be headed by CIA Director
told a nationally broadcast
ember committee of private citi-
nd revamped the secret Forty

Committee which makes covert
The Forty Committee is being
renamed the Operations Ad-
visory Group, an aide said later.
The President's plan did not
include many of the recom-
mendations made by the House
Intelligence Committee, which
proposed that presidents report
covert- operations to a House
committee within 48 hours and
that covert para-military opera-
tions be outlawed.
The House panel did recom-
mend that the CIA director be
placed in over-all charge of for-
eign intelligence management,
as Ford is doing.
THE recommendation w a s
also contained in a special com-
mission report issued last sum-
mer. T h a t commission was
headed by 81-year-old former
Ambassador R o b e r t Murphy,
whom Ford named yesterday to
head the new panel to supervise
intelligence agencies.
The Senate's Church commit-
tee has not vet issued its CIA
Ford noted the barrage of
congressional hearings that have
See FORD, Page 2

intelligence recommendations.
naftions ,to
By The Associated Pre~ss
M a j o r European countries
prepared yesterday to follow the
lead of France and swiftly rec-
ognize the Soviet-backed Popu-
lar Movement -MPLA -as the
legitimate government of An-
gola following its battlefield vic-
The European Common Mar-
ket's expected' action is likely
to trigger similar moves around
the world, but the United States,
which supported rival factions
in the civil war, .was expected'
See EUROPE,' Page 8

Peinty altics
Ken Gidney, professional ant catcher from Los Angeles, has grossed $1.4 million in the past 20
years selling his product. Gidney gets a penny an ant which are used in ant farms.
Hearst recountsstory
of her sex ualassault -

tricia H.earst, crying and
speaking with difficulty, told
jurors yesterday that she was
raped by two of her terrorist
captors while imprisoned in a
tiny cell-like closet.
On her second day of testi-
mony at her federal bank rob-
bery trial, Hearst identified
her attackers as William Wolfe
and Donald "Cinque" DeFreeze,
leader of the Symbionese Liber-
ation Army.
HEARST, giving'brief. details

in questioning by her attorney,
F. Lee Bailey, said both of the
men at separate times entered
the closet where she was held
captive and forced her "to have
sexual intercourse."
Earlier in her trial, in testi-
mony with the jury absent,
Hearst said Wolfe was one of
the 'SLA members who sexual-
lv assaulted her, but at that
time .she did not identify De-
Freeze as another.
In other testimony yesterday,
Hearst. told of measuring her

Ex-television correspondent
hits media election coverage

dark days of captivity by
sounds - the tinkling bell of
an ice cream truck, the click-
ing of guns and the threatening
voice of her captors.
AT ONE point is her narra-
tive on the witness stand,
Hearst told of being. given an
ultimatum to fight with her SLA
captors or be killed.
Hearst said the first sexual
attack occurred after one of
the SLA women prepared her
by telling her that she "was
going to sleep with William
She said Angela Atwood gave
the explanation, "She said ev-
eryone else wared me to know
more of what it was like being
in the cell with them and ev-
eryone else had to take care of
the needs of other people and
that sexual freedomewas part of
the function of the cell and
even though I was in the closet,
I should know about it."
THAT NIGHT, she said, Wolfe
came into the closet. "I don't
know what if anything he said
. he came into the closet and
closed the door .'>
Then Miss Hearst's voice
broke and she cried softly.
"Did he make you lie down
on the floor?" asked Bailey.

Firearms use arpols aiucy
In the wake of last week's fatal shooting of a black youth
allegedly robbing a party store, the City Administrator Sylvester
Murray last night presented to City Council a proposed policy
statement on the use of firearms by local police officers.
Murray explained that the new policy statement is intended
primarily as a clarification of the existing statement, which can
easily be misinterpreted.
"HOWEVER, this new policy would not 'have necessarily pre-
vented what happened last week," he emphasized.
The only real additions to the existing firearms policy concern
intent and administration, Murray said.
Murray's provision for intent states that "utmost care, reason
and guidance should be exercised in using firearms; and that
police officers shall be held accountable for their use of fire-
arms .
THE NEW administrative section simply provides that if an
officer is responsible for a shooting death, he or she will be as-
signed to internal duty pending a full report of the incident.
The two officers involved in the shooting, George Anderson
and Tom Pressley were transferred to duty within City Hall as
stinilntpd by police union contracts, according to Police Chief
W-'Iter Krnsny.
Even if Council anoroves the rroposed policy, it will have to
be submitted to the police unions for approval, according to Mayor

Outspoken journalist S a n d o r Vanocur
yesterday called for a drastic revision in
the media's presidential election campaign
Vanocur,, a former correspondent and
anchorman for NBC News, argued that the
press relies too much on information from
the pollsters in shaping a presidential hope-
fil's image, when instead reporters should
analyze the candidate's character and past
performances to establish eligibility for the

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