Vol. LXXXIV, No. 66-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, August 20, 1974 Ten Cents Eight Pages
Fleming to join Ford cabin et?
By CHERYL PILATE
President R o b b e n Fleming is being
considered for the post of Secretary of
Labor in the new Ford cabinet accord-
ing to an article q u o t i n g unnamed
sources in Sunday's Washington Post.
Fleming, who is vacationing with his
family in Wisconsin and could not be
reached for comment, is a nationally-
known .labor arbitrator and served as
chairman of the Presidential Board
which helped settle the 1962 dockwork-
ers' strike on the Atlantic and Gulf
ACCORDING to Economics Prof. Wil-
liam Haber, one of Fleming's closest ad-
visers, the President receives "many
offers from many places."
"I first heard this cabinet rumor sev-
eral days ago from an old friend of
mine in Washington," he said. "I
haven't talked to President Fleming in
a week so I don't know if he has heard
Richard Kennedy, Secretary of the
University and Assistant to the Presi-
dent, said that Fleming mentioned the
rumors to him before he left for Wis-
"HE TOLD me that he's heard through
the newspapers," said Kennedy. "But as
far as I know he hasn't been approached
Fleming, University president since
1968, has indicated many times that he
plans to resign in a few years.
"I don't think anyone should be presi-
dent of a University for more than ten
years," he said during an interview in
May. "It's necessary to bring in new
people with new ideas to keep this place
FLEMING, who was one of the first
University presidents in the country to
speak out against American involvement
in Vietnam, is generally considered to
be a liberal Democrat although he rare-
ly expresses his political sentiments.
If Fleming is offered and accepts a
cabinet post, he will be part of a con-
servative Republican administration. De-
spite the ideological differences between
himself and G e r a 1 d Ford, however,
Fleming professes a great deal of re-
spect for the new President.
Ford, who graduated in 1935, is the
first University of Michigan alumnus to
ascend to the nation's highest post.
"It's no secret that I don't always
agree with Ford's politics," Fleming
said after the then Vice President ad-
dressed graduates during the May 1974
commencement exercies. "But I regard
him very highly and the University is
understandably proud of him."
U.S. ambassador shot
in Greek Cypriot riot
Demonstrators storm embassy
NICOSIA, Cyprus (M - The U.S.
ambassador to Cyprus, Rodger Da-
vies, was slain yesterday in a cor-
ridor outside his office in a hail of
bullets fired from nearby buildings
as Greek Cypriot rioters stormed
the embassy to protest U.S. policy
in the Cyprus crisis.
Gunmen pumped bullets into the
Davies' office as about 300 to 600
demonstrators shouted anti-Ameri-
can slogans and smashed through
the embassy g a t e s, an American
ABOUT 20 bullet holes in the shutters
showed the shots were fired from roof-
tops or balconies, the official said, and
the snipers' target was clearly the am-
bassador's second-floor office.
But the 53-year-old diplomat, who
assumed his post five days before Pres-
ident Makarios was overthrown in a
coup last month, was hit in the chest
by a wild shot that went through his
own office, a secretary's office and down
a corridor where Davies and 10 other
embassy officers huddled for safety.
American sources said the embassy
might be temporarily closed and one
official said unnessential files were be-
ing burned "to make the job quicker if
we decide to go." The embassy became
a vital center of diplomacy after the
Turkish invasion July 20.
IN OTHER developments:
! In Athens, the commander in chief
of the Greek armed forces and other top
officers were ousted.
1 In Washington, Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger said Turkey expressed
willingness to negotiate a pullback from
part of the 40 per cent of Cyprus it has
won in a month of warfare.
* The British Foreign Office said it
hoped Cyprus peace negotiations would
be resumed shortly in Geneva and re-
ported a British-U.S. agreement on how
to proceed with the talks.
* A second U.S. aircraft carrier, the
Forrestal, moved into the eastern Medi-
terranean joining the Independence, sev-
eral amphibious craft and a cruiser.
See U.S., Page 5
r See story,
ANGRY DEMONSTRATORS rip a U. S. flag from the American Embassy in
Cyprus yesterday during a violent attack in which Ambassador Roger Davies
and a woman employe were killed and two other persons wounded. Some 600
Cypriot rioters stormed the seven-story building.