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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 138

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, March 20, 1976

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Eight Pages

Legendary concert pianist Vladimir Horowitz
plans to return to the University next month
for his second recital here in two years, The
Daily learned yesterday. University Musical So-
ciety officials are expected to announce tomor-
row that Horowitz, a renowned interpreter of
Romantic music, has agreed to appear April 11
in Hill Auditorium in a concert featuring works
of Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. Tick-
ets will go on sale at the Society's Burton Tower
offices Monday morning, but arrive early and be
prepared to wait in line - Horowitz's appear-
ance in Hill last April was a complete sellout.
Bomb threats
Ann Arbor's Veterans Administration Hospital
received two telephoned bomb threats this week,
which officials there are describing as "crank."
Hospital Assistant Director Gary Calhoun said
yesterday, "We are convinced it was a crank
call, these things are pretty routine. We get a
few every year." Calhoun reported that the first
call came in about 1:30 Wednesday, warning that
a bomb would go off in less than an hour.
Thursday morning's threat gave officials only 30
minutes before an explosion occurred. Both times,
Calhoun said, "a female phoned and said 'This
is a bomb threat'." The FBI is looking into
the matter.
Time marches on
Two campus fixtures will not be with us for
much longer, it was revealed at yesterday's Re-
gent's meeting. Vice-President and Chief Financial
Officer Wilbur Pierpont will leave his post in De-
cember, to devote more time to teaching and fund-
raising projects. The University's senior officer in
length of service, Pierpont was named vice-presi-
dent in 1951, and is a professor in the Graduate
School of Business Administration. In addition, the
Board voted 7-1 to begin demolition this sum-
mer of the ancient Waterman-Barbour gym com-
plex. Two new intramural athletic facilities, one
on North Campus and one on Washtenaw near
the Margaret Bell Pool, will be operational by
the summer.
Happenings .. .
... begin obscenely early for a Saturday. An
all-day mini-conference called "Perspectives on
Black Women" starts at 9:00 a.m. at Rackham
. Registration for women's assertion training
continues through Sunday in the Kuenzel Rm.
of the Union, beginning at 9:00 a.m. ... Young
People's Matinees will show the film Oliver at
noon and 2:45 at the Matrix ... You can get
your palm read for free from 1-4 p.m. today
at Abracadabra Jewelry, 302 E. Liberty ... Any-
body interested in working on an Absentee Bal-
lot. Application drive should come to the Kuenzel
Rm. of the Union at 1:00 ... Similarly (that's
going to be a crowded room) anybody who
wants to work for Donald Riegle's Senate bid
should also report to the Kuenzel Rm, at 1:30
. Canterbury House is showing a three-part
film on the life and ideas of Carl Jung start-
ing at 7:30, admission free ... The Iranian Stu-
dents Association is celebrating Iranian New
Year this evening at 7:30 at the Memorial Christ-
ian Church, 730 Tappan St. ... The University
Dancers perform at the Power Center at 8:00
... Kappa Alpha Psi a "Triple threat" party in
the South Quad dining rm, from 9:00 until when-
Dellums' their man
Leaders of the National Black Political Assem-
bly have selected Rep. Ron Dellums (D-Cal.) to
lead its independent party bid for the presidency
this November. More than 3,000 delegates attend-

ing the convention in Cincinnati are expected to
approve the nomination today, but Dellums did
not say whether he will accept. The assembly's
executive committee announced on Thursday that
Dellums, 40, "is the popular and overwhelming
choice of our state delegations." The convention
turned to Dellums after Georgia state legislator
Julian Bond rejected the nomination, claiming he
has doubts about the effectiveness of a third-party
On the inside . .
... Editorial Page has a Pacific News Ser-
vice story about the laser weapons race between
the U.S. and Russia ... Arts Page continues its
critique of Ann Arbor's 16mm film festival ...
And Sports Page offers Rich ("The Hustle")
Lerner's profile of today's Michigan-Missouri
basketball showdown.
"am i m.fei .

On a wintry February morn- c
ing more than a year ago, a f
stormy crowd of minority stu-
dents, mostly black, entered the i
Administration Building and pre-t
sented a set of demands to <
University officials. They sat 3
down with a vow not to leave t
until their demands were met.
Two and a half days later
they trudged out-tired, angry
and without the accomplish- t
ments they had sought. Their I
call to action had faded with c
promises of negotiations from E
the administration, but the i
meetings fizzled soon after. C





their sit-in for a variety of rea-
sons, but most importantly to
call attention to the University's
failure to meet its goal, set in
1970, of ten per cent black en-
rollment by 1973-74. A year la-
ter blacks hover at 7.3 per cent,
and it is apparent that there is
little hope of achieving the 1970
target under present circum-
The goal was set by the Re-
gents amid the fiery Black Ac-
tion Movement (BAM) strike of
March, 1970, during which stu-
dents stayed home and picket-
ers patrolled University build-
ings and disrupted classes. The
dispute focused on the question
of financial aid to minority stu-

dents. The BAM leaders were
satisfied with the ten per cent
goal, but called it unrealistic
in light of a lack of sufficient
President Robben Fleming an-
nounced a plan to shift money
to the financial aid program, a
move which the administration
estimated would provide $9 mil-
lion by 1973-74 - an amount
which would admit enough black
students to reach the goal by
the same year. In the spring of
1973, the University announced
the achievement of the financial
aid goal, but acknowledged later
in the year that black enroll-
ment was only 7.3 per cent. It
has not risen since.

A series of complex factors
have apparently held down the
black population on campus,
particularly an economy which
encourages students to find jobs
directly after high school, and
a hostile atmosphere in Ann
Marshea Anderson, a student
who represented the protesting
minority groups last winter,
complained that the University
has never intended to reach the
ten per cent goal and that offi-
cials refuse to seriously consider
student grievances.
She says the administration
replies to student demands by
saying, " 'Right, that's a legiti-
mate grievance, we didn't think

of that, let's form a commit-
tee . . .' " But she says the
students are denied influence on
the committees by University
"AS STUDENTS we don't
have answers. That's a given,"
she says. "We don't have any
power. The typical University
jargon and all that-it just sort
of renders you into oblivion."
But William Cash, Fleming's
assistant for human relations,
says the 1975 meetings showed
the angry students that the
University has made a series
of efforts to reach the goal and
its failure was determined by
factors beyond the administra-

tion's control.
T h e enrollment projections
were on schedule for two years,
but the economic downturn dis-
couraged students from consid-
ering a four-year, liberal arts
education and t u r n e d their
sights toward vocational learn-
ing and jobs, according to Op-
portunity P r o g r a m Director
George Goodman.
"IT'S KIND of inconsistent
for us to keep beating the bush-
es in these high schools and tell
all these students about the
great opportunities at the Uni-
versity of Michigan when stu-
dents weren't getting jobs,"
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to quit

Contract negotiations between
the Graduate Employes Organi-
zation (GEO) and the Univer-
sity broke down yesterday as
the University's bargaining team
walked out of the session.
The University had demanded
a closed meeting to determine
the ground rules for the bar-
gaining but when GEO refused,
the University's team left.
"GET IN touch with us when
you're ready to negotiate,"
said administration spokesper-
son John Forsyth as he left.
Later he reaffirmed his inten-
tion to wait until the union was
prepared to discuss the matter
in private.
"If they want public negotia-
tions, that's fine with us," For-
syth stated. "We're happy with
the concept of public negotia-
tions." However, the University
demands that either party be
able to close bargaining ses-
sions to the public, and until
the two sides agree on the
ground rules the University
wishes that the talks be closed.
GEO bargaining committee
chairperson Bob Thurston call-
ed the University's action a
"very strange and unfortunate
m o v e." He indicated GEO
would send Forsyth a letter in-
forming him that GEO would
be at the next scheduled meet-
ing Friday. He warned, how-
ever, that GEO had no intention
of backing down from its posi-
tion on public meetings.
Yesterday's meeting was only
the third between the two sides.
The contract talks are already
far behind schedule and sub-
stantive issues have not even
been touched upon.
Last year, GEO staged a two-
month strike in order to receive
benefits ranging from higher
salaries to job security.

Colleagues urge
unification of party

By AP and UPI
Campaigning in N o r t h
Carolina yesterday, Ronald
Reagan repeated his inten-
tion to remain in the pres-
idential race d e s p i t e a
statement released by nine
of the 13 Republican gov-
ernors that he withdraw in
order to unify the party.
Among the n i n e gover-
nors urging Reagan to back
out was Michigan's William
campaign 76
FORD AND Reagan face each
other next Tuesday in the North
Carolina primary.
The state executives said they
"nowtcall upon RonaldpReagan
to withdraw from the presiden-
tial race, and with us and all
other Republicans, work for the
election of President Ford."
Reagan responded, "I'm not
going to take my advice from
the campaign organization of
Mr. Ford. Those are the same
governors who at the beginning
pledged support to Mr. Ford."
MEANWHILE, Ford in an in-
terview with a Charlotte tele-

Daily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
Fiddler on the Diag


Hospital hit for discrimination

vision station released yester-
day, withdrew his previous as-
sessment that his victory over
Reagan in Illinois this week was
a "clincher." He said a victory
in next week's North Carolina
primary "would be very helpful
but I wouldn't categorize any
one particular primary as a
knockout punch."
Washington Gov. Dan Evans
and North Carolina Gov. James
Holshouser Jr. simultaneously
issued statements Thursday in
Olympia and Charlotte saying
that they and seven of their fel-
low Republican governors want-
ed Reagan to pull out.
There was some confusion,
however, over the issuance of
the statement and two of the
governors listed by Evans in-
dicated they had not endorsed it.
FORD SAID that the longer
he and Reagan continue their
primary battles, the more likely
they will spawn divisions that
could hurt the GOP in Novem-
He said, however, that it is
up to Reagan to decide whether
to pull out. Ford added that he
hoped and believed the former
California governor will remain
his friend "regardless of the
The governors' call for Rea-
gan's withdrawal came two
days after a group of GOP
mayors, led by Cleveland Mayor
Ralph Perk, urged Reagan' to
drop out. And it camne the day
before Ford was to campaign
in four North Carolina cities.
HOLSHOUSER said he and
Evans initiated the statement
but did not speak with Ford
about it, though they did discuss
it with the President's cam-
paign committee.
The governors praised Rea-
gan as a man of "integrity"
who had been running "an hon-
orable campaign for the presi-
dency." Reagan, they said, had
"openly and candidly discussed
the issues confronting the citi-
zens of the United States in a
manner which has been positive
and informative."
But they said the GOP could
not "afford the luxury of divi-
siveness nor can we fail to mar-
shal all of our resources toward
the common goal."
names new
The Daily's new Senior Busi-
ness Staff members for 1976-
1977 officially assume their po-
sitions this week.
Heading the five-person staff
is Business Manager Beth Fried-
man, a Senior aiming toward a
Bachelor of General Studies de-
gree and concentrating per pro-
eram htoward the fieldiof ad-

An Ohio woman has pulled
her brother out of St. Joseph's
Mercy Hospital, charging t h e
facility with racial discrimina-
tion and poor medical care.
Clennia Bond claims her bro-
ther, Harold Davis, "has been
mistreated" and that "two nur-
ses say his bad treatment was
due to a racial thing."
"HIS ROOMMATES have told
us the same things," she adds.
Davis, a black University sen-
ior, has been hospitalized at St.
Joseph's since Feb. 14, w h e n
he was injured in a car crash.
A patient admitted to Davis'
room the night before he check-
ed out believes Davis exagger-
ated his pain, "putting on more
than its was really hurting

BUT BOND charged that her
brother had been mistreated be-
cause he was black. "Some-
times when he put on his light
to call the nurse, she wouldn't
come until his white roommate
put on his light," she contend-
Bond said that when Davis'
doctor left for a vacation, his
replacement, Dr. Craig Du-
mond, "did not give him t h e
better medication he needed."
Dumond, a resident at the
hospital. declined to comment.
"THIS IS not just coming
from his mouth," Bond charg-
ed, saying hospital staffers also
recognized a problem. "One
nurse came by and cried by
the side of his bed, saying, 'I
know w h a t you're going

through, but worst of all I
know why. It's because of pre-
judice.' "
Christine Taylor of the hos-
pital's public relations staff,
however, maintains "it was not
involved with racial prejudice.
St. Joe's doesn't have any of
"I hate to use the word 'rou-
tine,' " Taylor said, "but this
was a pretty routine complaint
about a patient-nurse relation-
BOND ALSO claimed that
"The nurses here have no feel-
ing. One nurse was pissed off
that she had to clean him up,
but he couldn't do it himself.

He has so much pain he can't
stand it, he looks like a skeleton
and it really hurts me. It's just
been hell, it really has."
Bond said that she had talk-
ed to Hospital Administrator
Larry Anderson and that he had
said that "this is the floor we
have had some complaints
Anderson, however, disagreed.
"That was not the statement
I made," he said. "But I
can't tell you anything until
Mrs. Bond writes me a formal
letter with the charges. I
thought that what we had said
in here was confidential, I
thought she was satisfied."

MSA revamps elections

There will be a new look at the polling places
next month when students cast their ballots
in the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA)
The election will be the first all-campus vote
here to have a binding contract between the
election directors and the student government.
THE CONTRACT between MSA and the two
student election directors-Michigan Union
president Elliot Chikofsky and Mark Bern-
stein, undergraduate representative to the

ing provisions is the addition of dinner time
polls at the major dorms. There will also be
evening polls at major libraries and heavy stu-
dent traffic points. The contract calls for a
minimum of 130 hours of polling time and
a list of polling places to be published one
week before the election.
THE MSA ballot will include nine full year
seats on the Assembly, four half year seats,
three constitutional amendment plans, nine
ballot proposals and one two-year undergradu-
ale seat on the Student Publications Board.

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