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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 13, 1978-Page 3
Housin head to be named soon

By R.J. SMITH
Vice President for Student Services
Henry Johnson will name his choice in
several weeks to replace University
Housing Director John Feldkamp, who
left last September to become general
manager of services at Princeton.
Robert Hughes, hired as an-interim
direction upon Feldkamp's resignation,
has been mentioned as a prime can-
didate.
THE JOB OF housing director is
looked upon as a prestigious ad-
ministrative position which can greatly
-influence the lives of many students.
"There appear to be a lot of
promising people. The big difficulty is
that there aren't many situations like
the University of Michigan," said
Career Planning and Placement Direc-
tor Evart Ardis, who has been selected

by Johnson to chair the search commit-
tee.
When Feldkamp departed, Johnson
promised to name a successor within a
year.
THE SEARCH committee began
taking applications shortly after adver-
tisements began appearing in national
higher education publications. A notice
was put in the University Record, and
referral services were also consulted.
"There are very few people who have
that breadth of experience to be
housing director," Johnson said.
"There are very few housing systems
as big as ours around the country."
From the approximately 30 ap-
plications received by the search com-
mittee, Ardis said the number has been
narrowed to a small group of six to
eight finalists. "I think the magnitude

of the task and the University situation
have done some screening in them-
selves," Ardis said.
"WE DIDN'T have very many
facetious, whimsical appliations, like
you sometimes get doing job searches,"
he added.
Following the submission of the
committee's final selections, Johnson
will conduct a series of interviews and
then select the new director. Ardis
plans to submit to Johnson by June 1 a
small group of about three choices.
Applications have been collected
from such states as Virginia, Wiscon-
sin, Louisiana, New York; Georgia and
California. In addition, several ap-
plications have been received from
University administrators including
the application from acting Housing
See NEW, Page 7

people who have that breadth of
experience necessary to become
housing director.'

GEO hearings take a break until June 13

By THOMAS O'CONNELL ,
The first week of state-ordered
hearings which will determine the
future status of Graduate Student
Assistants (GSA) ended yesterday with
opponents each asserting the sessions
had strengthened their positions.
The hearings were ordered by the
Michigan Employment Relations
Commission to determine the key
question of whether GSAs are Univer-
sity employees and therefore em-
powered to bargain collectively
through the Graduate Employees
Organization (GEO).
The administration asserts that GSAs
are primarily students and that their
teaching and research positions are a
form of finahcial aid rather than em-
ployment.
THE PAST week's sessions were
given over to witnesses called by the
University's legal representative,
Detroit attorney Bob Veracruysee. The
witnesses, most of whom were from the
administration and the hard science
departments, testified on matters such
as pay scales, work requirements and
the need for GSAs.
It was thought that University
president Robben Fleming might

testify, but he is now expected to ap-
pear when the hearings resume June
13.
Administration spokesman Joe
Katulic seemed generally pleased with
the way in which the University's case
was proceeding.
"WE'VE SUCCEEDED in at least
putting in the information we wanted,"
said Katulic. "It's hard to judge suc-
cessful versus unsuccessful in these
matters, but we've at least presented
the information as it should be presen-
ted, and we feel it is important and
relevant."
"It's important that the status of
GSAs be determined," he added.
However, GEG president Mike Clark
said he believed much of the week's
testimony would help his organization
when it begins presenting its side of the
issue.
"MOST OF WHAT the University has
shown has aided our case greatly,"
Clark said. He said the facts and figures
presented on salaries and work
requirementsnreinforced the GEO's
claim that GSAs are primarily em-
ployees.
"Of course we're students," Clark

said, "but we also work for a living."
Clark noted that most of the
testimony from University witnesses
had dealt with the role of GSAs in the
science departments, where many of
them are involved in research, rather
than the soft sciences and humanities,
where GSA's take on more active
teaching duties. w
EPA ealls
safe; resid,
MIO (UPI) - The disposal of
poisoned dairy cattle in a mass PBB
burial pit would not endanger area
water supplies, the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) said yester-
day.
People living near the pit, however,
are not going to accept the EPA claims
that the pit poses no health hazard as
the last word, a spokesman for the
Oscoda County PBB Action Committe
also said yesterday.
NELSON YODER said EPA in-

"They're scared to touch on this
area," he said.
Clark expressed optimism that GEO
will win its case, and said he is eager to
finish the hearings as quickly as
possible.
"Our case will go up in Auguse,"
Clark said. "We want to get it over with
and get back to the bargaining table."
PBB pit
ents balk
vestigators who visited the site this
week failed to take clay samples with
them for testing and based their fin-
dings on state records.
Gov. William Milliken, making an
unannounced trip to the site of a con-
troversial burial pit for PBB-tainted
cattle, was greeted Friday by about 75
to 100 angry picketers.
PROTESTERS HAVE picketed the
burial site for weeks and at one point
disrupted traffic by scattering nails
See EPA, Page 7

toda
Happenings ...
... start with a reminder for persons interested
in prehistoric life. The University Exhibit
Museum's second floor housing those displays will
be closed to the public today only. The rest of the
museum will remain open as usual ... the Sailing
Club holds an open house from 9-5 at Base Line Lake
for new members. For more information call 663-
7748 ... visit the Pound House Children's Center
benefit arts display and sale at 1024 Hill. It starts at
10 and runs until 6 ... if the rain doesn't put a dam-
per on things you can partake in the Wesley Foun-
dation's picnis and softball game, slated for Delhi
Park from noon until 4 ... The Parks and
Recreation Department holds a canoe auction at
noon at the Argo livery, located at the foot of Long
Shore Dr., just off of Pontiac Trail. On sale will be
six vintage Old Town canoes, and four 13-foot
aluminum canoes. All canoes need some work to be
functional. SUNDAY, the Pound House benefit
art display and sale runs from 12-5. After that,
you're on your own-there are no more Sunday
Happenings ... MONDAY, you can lounge
around all day, then head over to the Burton Tower

area for an hour-long carillon concert beginning at
7.
Name game
At last, there is relief in sight for every woman
who has had to share her name with a hurricane.
This year men will get some of the billing, too. The
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
yesterday announced that male as well as female
names will be used in tagging eastern Pacific
hurricanes, with Atlantic hurricanes making the
switch next year. The first eastern Pacific
hurricanes this year will be named Aletta, but the
next one will be Bud. Other male names ready for
use this season include Daniel, Hector, John, Nor-
man, Paul, Sergio and Vincente. The U.S. had used
female names in alphabetical order for the past 25
years. Wonder if they'll have to start calling the
storms "themicanes?"
Stamp out crime
A Senator was trying to save his constituents a

few bucks, until the U.S. Postal service stamped out
his plan. Nebraska Democrat Edward Zorinsky's
staff was tearing uncancelled stamps off the office
mail and reusing them. That practice enabled the
staff to mail Zorinsky's correspondence at no cost
after he exhausted his supply of franked envelopes
bearing his signature. That is, until the post office
told an embarrassed Zorinski that it was illegal.
Reusing a stamp that has been through the mails is
against the law, even though the practice is so
widespread the Postal Service estimates that it
loses between $25 million and $75 million a year
because of it.
On the outside ...
Looks like somebody forgot to turn the Xerox
machine off. Today's weather should be much the
same as yesterday's and that of the day before. It
will be cloudy with scattered thundershowers and a
high in the 60s. There should finally be some
clearing tomorrow, however, following morning
rain.Expect a high in the low 60s.

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