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Theichig n D ily Vol. LXXXIX, No. 47-S
ThCsda, Jly 9, 97
4s Twelve Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents

Jordan named chief of
Am, .

Carter meets
with Harris;
no word on
her future
Carter named Hamilton Jordan as
White House chief of staff yesterday,
but there was no word on the future of
the members of his Cabinet who handed
over their resignations.
In elevating Jordan to chief of staff,
Carter gave overall responsibility for
White House operations to one deputy
for the first time in the president's 30
months in office.
The move was the first since the an-
nouncement Tuesday that Carter's en-
tire Cabinet and his top staff aides had
submitted their resignations as Carter
continued an attempt to bolster his
troubled presidency.
CARTER MET during the day with a
number of aides and with at least one
member of the Cabinet.
There was no indication that Carter
had spoken to any of the three Cabinet
members whose resignations the
president is considered most likely to
accept-Energy Secretary James
Schlesinger, HEW Secretary Joseph
Califano and Treasury Secretary
Michael Blumenthal.
But a top Schlesinger aide, who asked
not to be identified told AP Radio "it is
inevitable that President Carter is
going to accept Secretary Schlesinger's
resignation and we heard earlier that it
would be before the day is out."
SCHLESINGER told reporters at the
Capitol that he had no idea whether
Carter would accept his resignation. "I
think the president will make some
judgments over the course of the
weekendhabout whom he is going to
retain," he said.
White House press secretary Jody
Powell denied knowledge of any of the
resignation offers being accepted,
stating: "Whatever decisions the
president has made or will make
See JORDAN, Page 10

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
UNIVERSITY POLITICAL Science Prof. George Grassmuck speculates on how the offers of resignation from
President Carter's stafft will affect Carter and the country. The presidential expert estimated it probably will not
help Carter's chances for re-election.
U prof analyzes Carter stafs moves

The mass resignation of President Carter's cabinet and
senior staff may be an attempt to purge the political
liabilities some of those officials have become instead of a
no-confidence move, according to a local political expert.
University Political Science Prof. George Grassmuck
framed his speculations about that action in baseball terms.
"HE STARTED TO hit the long ball and he better not
bunt," Grassmuck said, or he will end up like the American
League team in Tuesday night's closely contested All Star
game-"with the score seven to six against him."
Grassmuck, who was an advisor and speechwriter in the
Nixon administration, referred to the policy initiatives Car-
ter expressed in Sunday night's energy speech in which he
assailed government inefficiency.
"It's very early to say what happened and why,"
Grassmuck cautioned. While waiting further news from
Washington, the professor speculated on the possible effects
of the mass offer of resignations by 33 Carter administration

"REVERBERATIONS WILL go on for quite a while,
depending on what changes are made," he concluded.
Carter "has taken a course of action and ... must continue
that course of action," Grassmuck said, because any in-
dications that he is backing down will be viewed as signs of
While the president can ask any of his appointed staff to
resign at any time, the fact that Carter required his staff to
stay for four years at the outset of his term complicates the
situation, . Grassmuck said.
"Again, it raises questions of confidence in Carter." He
went on to explain,."The problem is, now it appears to have
been a major event, a crisis." The sudden mass resignation,
"in terms of strategy, may have 'precipitated action that
could have been left for months," he added.
The action by the White House staff, Grassmuck
speculated, forces Carter "to rush to make up his programs
See 'U', Page 10

. A2schools to appeal Black English ruling
The Ann Arbor school board last within 30 days a plan to account for this in. It seems to be out of his realm of also addressed the meeting. "The
night decided to appeal as soon as Black English. . judicial authority," said Dannemiller. liberals concentrate on blacks, not on
possible the decision of U.S. District THE CASE BEGAN when attorneys Gabe Kaimowitz, attorney for the children, but on black children. I'm not
Court Judge Charles Joiner in the Black for 11 children who attended the Martin children, addressed the school board saying children don't need to be helped,
English case. Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, during public comments. but it has risen from this case that we
School Board President Kathy Dan- near an all-black housing project on "AS MEMBERS OF the board do have 80 per cent of the black people
nemiller said the board will appeal Green Road, charged that the school know, this case did not start out with speaking a different language. Why not
"right away" because the "decision is district had mislabeled the children as Black English, but it started out with take care of the white children speaking
fuzzy." Joiner ruled that Black English having emotional or learning functionally illiterate children, and the same way?" she said.
is not a language barrier in schools un- disabilities, mostly those who did- not have the
til teachers fail to recognize it. While he "The school system is doing resources in their homes. I want to The school also was scheduled last
found no specific evidence against a everything fine, he found we were not a stress that we've been narrowed into a night to discuss committee reports on
particular teacher, Joiner asked the 'dual system.' He found on matters of position regarding language," hesaid. desegregation in the Ann Arbor school
Ann Arbor school system .t devise fact we were okay. Then he just threw Ann Arbor resident Letty Wyckliffe district.

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