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Saturday, May 19, 197-1


Page Three

14 year old gets scholarship

Regents meet
The Regents yesterday appointed Mar-.
ian Jackson as the first woman dean in the
hist wy of the literary college. Jackson
will be assistant dean in charge of LSA
academic counseling. The Regents also
voted to appeal Judge William Ager's
ruling on residency status. Ager last week
strack down a key University residency
Sewer halted
The federal Environmental Protection
A ency (EPA) has reversed its previous
decision and held Lip plans for the mas-
sive "super sewer" system until criti-
cisms raised by local officials and resi-
dents could be answered, Congressman
Marvin Each (I-Ann Arbor) announced
Good backs out
Incumbent Board of Education trustee
Charles Good resigned from the upcom-
ing city school board race yesterday.
Good, who has served on the Board for the
pat : eight years, could not be reached for
conmaeat. The six liberals competing in
the June race reportedly agreed that all
but two should drop out, but only Godx
has resigned so far.
Greats indicted
WASHINGTON - Famous criminal law-
yer F. Lee Bailey and Glen Turner, head
of a self-improvement firm called "Dare
to be Great", were indicted yesterday by
a federal grand juiy in Orlando, Fln. They
were charged with mail fraud and con-
spiracy in the sale of distributorships for
three of Turner's firms, the Justice De-
partment announced.
Happenings .. .
. . . favor the active this weekend .
the local Lettuce Boycott organization will
picket in front of the Huron and Stadium
A&Ps this afternoon. Supporters w i t I
time to spare should meet at the Huron
store around 11 a.m. . . . the Friends of
the Library book sale is scheduled for
today at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Pub-
lic library on S. Fifth . . . and the World
Youth Festival Committee is holding a $1
benefit beer party at 5 p.m. today at 723
W. Madison, munch foods and music pro-
A2's weather
Rain in the early morning clearing by
afternoon. The frontal occlusion formerly
upon us should have passed by dawn.
Warmer temperatures will be behind the
front so expect a warm afternoon w i t h
scattered clouds. Highs between 62 and
72 with lows tonight of 47 to 52.

E\teisive media exposure and public
pressure have forced the University's
hand in the case of Greg Wellman, the 14
year old genius whose ISA scholarship
was cancelled in spite of his family's
grim financial situation.
Vice President for Acadeuic Affairs
Allan Smith yesterday announced the
University will provide Greg $1800 in
financial assistance next year. Eight hun-
dred of that will be an outright gift and
$1000 will be a loan.
GREG'S DILEMMA was first brought to
public attention last month when his
parents learned he would probably not
qualify for increased financial assistance.
Greg's father makes $13,500 as a State
Police detective sergeant. However, the
heart attack he suffered last year has
plagued the family with high medical
bills. In addition, Ms. Wellman is en-
rolled in the Bachelor of General Studies
program here.
Public ire was further raised last week
when the Detroit nen's media erroneously
reported Greg had been denied all assist-
ance by the Universit'.
AlTIOUGH THE LSA scholarship he
held last winter term had not been re-
newed, his request for aid was under con-
sideration in the Office of Student Finan-
cial Aid.
However Siuth called absolutely un-
true wire service reports that several
angry alumri cancelled monetary gifts to
the U iversity. as a resilt of the Univer-
sity's apparent lack of generosity to the
Wellman case.
After Greg's situation was publicized,
he recived offers of full scholarship from
the University of Detroit, Wayne State
University, Oberlin and many other
THOMAS BUTTS, director of the Office
of Financial Aid, says Greg received no
special favors. "In terms of the money
involved, it's the same way any of our
other students would be treated ina
similar siituatiiiii.'The saime standards of
need analysis were used."
Smith says Greg got a break "not for
the amount, only for the timing of the

More handshakes, more smiles
Le Duc Tho, center, North Vietnam's top negotiator, greets presidential adviser
Henry Kissinger yesterday on Kissinger's arrival at their talk site, a villa in
the Paris suburb of Gif-sur-Yvette. Kissinger and Tho were starting their second
day of negotiations on how to stop violations of the Indochina cease-fire agreement.

City Attorney post to
he vacant in mid-July

City Attorney Jerold Lax will formally
present City Council with his resignation
Monday night, confirming rumors he
would not continue to hold his job in a
GOP-dominated local government.
Lax, whose resignation becomes effec-
tire July 15, was named to the post in
mid-t969. Since then, he has played an
important role in designing much legisla-
tion adopted by council including ecology
measures, anti-discrimination ordinances,

and the controversial five-dollar mari-
juana fine.
mayor (James Stephenson) and I had a
very frank conversation and it was mu-
tually understood now would be an ap-
propriate time for me to leave," Lax said
explaining his resignation.
The Republicans have made no secret
about the fact they feel Lax has been
politically partisan in his role as attorney.
"We do not want some one who is philo-
sophically a part of the local Democratic

Incumbent McCracken triumphant in
AFSCME union officers elections

Party serving as city attorney," Steph-
enson said.
LAX STRONGLY rejects the notion he
has been overly political. "It would be a
mistake to say this office has. been more
political than any previous attorney's of-
fice," Lax said.
"The public should nt tbe left with the
impression that this office has been op-
erated with any moiivatioddother than the
welfare of the ciy'," he added.
Lax pointed out he became involved in
issues with political overtones "solely at
the directive" of the council majority.
FORMER MAYOR Robert Harris sought
suit Lax for the post of attorney because
"Jerry was interested in liber'al goals atnd
cisil libertarian issuies."
"Jerry perfornmed beyond my swidest
dreams," Harris said. "I don't know an-
other lawyer who has impressed me so-
Lax received an undergraduate degree
from the University in 1963 and subse-
quently attended Harvard Law School.
Before becoming city attorney, Lax work-
ed for a Detroit firm specializing in labor
LAX TERMED the last four years "a
tremendously stimulating experience." He
pointed to the city's anti-discrimination
laws, the landscaping ordinance, and va-
rious ecology measures including the non-
returnable bottle measure as the major
triumphs of his city hall career.
See CITY, Page-S

The incumbent administration of the lo-
cal University employes' union has re-
ceived an overwhelming vote of confi-
dence in this week's elections of union
Charles McCracken, president of the
University branch of the American Fed-
erstion of State, County and Municipal
Employes (AFSCME) Local 1583 since
1969, scored a crushing re-election vic-
tory Wednesday over self-proclaimed re-
form advocate Jim Hines. McCracken beat
both Hines and conservative candidate

Jim Murphy nearly three to one in the
largest voting turnout in the history of
the AFSCME branch.
MCCRACKEN'S challengers were a
slate sponsored by the Broom Committee
for a Clean Sweep. Broom came close to
electing only one of its candidates, Rob
Joslyn, who qualified for a run-off in the
competition for central campus repre-
sentative to the union executive board.
The major thrust of the Broom cam-
paign focused on allegations of corrup-
tion in McCracken's organization. "Why

is our president, classified as a (pay
grade) 04 wall washer, making $19,000 a
year and driving a Lincoln Continental?"
a Broom leaflet demanded.
The committee also charged McCrack-
en with major and perhaps dishonest mis-
allocation of union funds.
HINES PLEDGED to restrict the presi-
dent's salary to the sum paid him by the
University, if elected. McCracken refused
to make the same promise, claiming, "I
think I earn my salary."
He denied that he made $19,000. Mc-
See McCRACKEN, Page 5

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