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Ford says he will probably
run for presidency in 1976
WASHINGTON (N) - President Ford
indicated yesterday that he probably wile
run in 1976 for a full term in the jot;
he has held only 13 days.
Thus he reversed the intention he had
expressed when he wa vice president,
namely that he could not envision being
on the Republican ticket under any Jir-
BUT "hi:sview his chniiged." said pre-
sidential pre,: Scret ,rs lerild tertorst,
"He prohaby i will roo."
Terllor:t said "there is no precise
areeient"' as to awhettier Vice Presi
dent - ii ate N 'lon Ro -kefeller
would be retined as lord's running
mate. But that shoald not be taken as
any notion to drop Rockefeller when the
President seeks an electice term, he
Ford later talked directly with re-
porters on the South Lawn of the White
Hose after a freewhieeling div that kept
him on the more to sererat points
around Washington, including the Capi-
BUT HE smilingly declined to repeat
his press secretary's remarks. At first
ie said "Welt, I think Gov. R lckefeller
expressed that yesterday."
Rockefeller had disclosedit 'tuesday, the
day tie was nominated, that he thought
iord had "every intention" of making
the race. "That was my impression,
that's what I urged, that's my assup-
tion," Rockefeller said.
When l'ord was prodded agai to make
AP Photo his own statement, ie laighed and said,
"I want you to worry ambiit that." ut
er Davies his reticence seem motivated more by
enry Kis- jest than anything else.
IlE official confirmato nfrien r-
Itirst prtomptted an i niired iate respins:e
from Democratic National Rolsert
Strauss: "I think ttiat instead of play-
ing 19'6 pattics, thlii'adisiniratiorn bet-
Stcch doing anidshold be doin0-
what all Americans st ild be doing,
which is worryiitg aiot solving siome
' ithe197 4 uilosi
19As vice presidetF od evensaidhe
f ie tascenided to the presidency before
then. But after he was sworn in on Aug.
9, a spokesman said he was undecided.
tie commit- Last December, Ford said that "I can
classes for forsee there is no possibility of my being
a condidate in '76."
four course TERHORST said that it "did not seem
think they See FORD, Page 10
PRESIDENT FORD led memorial services at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., yesterday for Ambassador Rodgi
who was killed Monday in Nicosia, Cyprus. Attending the services are from left: Ford; Secretary of State Hi
singer; and Davies' children, Dana, 20 and John, 15.
Acting dean sees post
more than 'housekeepin
By DELLA DIPIETRO
Denying that his is a "housekeeping"
position, William "Billy" Frye, new act-
ing dean of the Literary College (LSA),
plans to continue moving ahead on pro-
grams started by former Dean Frank
"He (Rhodes) left too much to be
done for that," he asserted,
FRYE WAS appointed at the June Re-
gents meeting to replace Rhodes, who
is now Vice President for Academic Af-
The new dean has mixed feelings about
accepting the position on a permanent
"It is a question that simply has not
been raised to moe yet, but I don't see
myself in that role in the future," he
FRYE ESTIMATES that a permanent
dean will be chosen sometime during
the winter term.
Projecting a concerned, attentive atti-
tude, the former professor was popular
among s t u d e n t s who had taken his
Looking ahead, Frye sees the review
and adoption of the Graduation Require-
ments Commission Report as one of the
major programs he will work on.
THE REPORT, composed of recom-
mendations for changes io such areas as
admissions, curriculum and g r a d i n g
policy, was authored by a committee
made up of 6 students, 10 faculty and
3 other staff members.
"I am not too critical, but I am dis-
appointed," Frye said in reference to
the many months the LSA faculty is tak-
ing to review the report.
"I will suggest a series of intensive
meetings," Frye added. "I hope it will
be adopted I . . 5 support it very
He said he would like at least some of
the changes to be instituted during the
next academic year.
ONE OF THE last decisions the LSA
governing faculty made before adjourn-
ing for the summer was to reject the
committee's four course load proposal,
The proposal calls for an average atu-
dent course load of four rather than five
classes. To implement this t
tee suggested offering all
either two or four credits,
Voicing agreement with the
load idea, Frye added, "I
(LSA faculty) went too far'
FRYE SEES the tenure question as
the second major problem he will deal
with. He acknowledged the growing pro-
portion of tenured to untenured staff,
but believes the growth is "not disas-
Primarily because of their decision to
reject five names recommended by the
English Department for tenure, the LSA
Executive Committee came under fire
last winter for their tenure policies.
Some asserted that the University's
decreasing enrollment and economic
factors have come into play during con-
sideration of tenure nominees. The Ex-
ecutive Committee has denied this, in-
sisting that they consider the candidate
stictly on his or her merits.
FRYE HAS also refuted these charges.
"I outright deny it-there has not been
a case where tenure has been affected.
We don't create vacancies by denying
tenure," he said,
Judgments on tenure are based equal-
ly on research and teaching, he main-
tained. The college has been criticized
in the past for allegedly placing too
much emphasis on research.
He admits that teaching is difficult
to accurately judge, but said, "I will
deny very strongly that it is impossible,"
Research and teaching evaluations
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WASHINGTON U/) - President Ford
told the congressional Black Caucus yes-
terday that he is considering some form
of public service employment.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said
that Ford made the statement during a
nearly 45-minute meeting with the Black
Caucus in the Cabinet room.
STANLEY SCOTT, a black special
assistant to the President, said the
caucus asked that the jobs be publicly
subsidized to curb unemployment.
Rep. Augustus sHawkins (1)-Calif.) ask-
ed that one million public service jobs
be created at an estimated cost of $10
Hawkins said the President replied
that he was sensitive and aware of the
large unemployment but without making
a specific commitment, Ford said "we
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