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June 10, 1978 - Image 3

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Parents try
to collect
on W H
polcy
By R. J. SMITH
Thirty-six years after a soldier from
Ann Arbor was killed in a battle in
World War II, his parents are asking to
collect money they say is theirs due to 4
an insurance policy their son took out
shortly before his death.
Robert Huff, a Marine who died at
Guadalcanal in 1942, reported to his
parents that he had signed up for a
National Service Life Insurance Policy.
If his parents are granted insurance
benefits, they stand to win between
$70,000 and $80,000 in benefits and in-
terest.
STATE REP. Charlie Harrison has
asked Congress to reparate they.
soldier's parents. Harrison says he will '
ask for a special Congressional act so Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
the parents can get the money if the in- CLAYTON HUFF SITS surrounded by momentos of his son and his World War II death. 36 years later, the Huffs are trying
See PARENTS, Page 4 to collect on their son's life insurance policy.
'U' committee to review affirmative action

By RENE BECKER
The administration has established a committee to
review the structure of the University's Office of Af-
firmative Action Program. The federal government
threatened to cut University funding last January ldue
to the University's failure to meet affirmative action
standards and guidelines provided by law.
BUT THE UNIVERSITY signed a conciliation
agreement with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
and the funding withdrawal was averted.
University President Robben Fleming has told the
new committee it should obtain information on other
today-
Big spenders
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch,
and this one could end up costing $50,000. That's how
much it takes to get into the Henry P. Tappan
Society, an elite group whose members have each
donated $50,000 or more to the University. In ad-
dition to being honored at a special luncheon, mem-
bers receive a personalized plaque, are
acknowledged in published reports and are eligible
for membership lin the Presidents Club, another
benefactors' grou. But if you've really got some
spare change floating around, the James B. Angell
Society is the one for you. A mere $1 million will get
you into those esteemed ranks. And you don't have
to plunk the whole sum down at once. You can pay
up over the course of your lifetime or pledge a
deferred gift of $1.5 million. If that still seems a but
steep, you can band together with a couple of frien-
ds to make your contribution, because member-
ship is open to foundations, associations, cor-
porations and other groups in addition to in-
dividuals. Here's what you get for your money: an
engraved citation, listing in publications, Presiden-
ts Club membership and "such additional
recognition as may be deemed appropriate at the
time of the gift." What, no lunch?

models, compare their effectiveness with the Univer-
sity's system, "and provide us with your advice as to
what changes, if any, should be made in our Office of
Affirmative Action prior to the appointment of a new
director."
Gwendolyn Baker, the former director, has taken a
three-year leave 'of absence from the University to
work for the National Instutute of Education under the
Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
NELLIE VARNER, former director of the Univer-
sity's Affirmative Action Programs, will chair the new
committee. Varner left the post several years ago to,

take the position she now hold, associate dean in the
school of Graduate Studies.
The other members of the committee are William
Cash, an assistant to President Fleming; Richard
English, associate vice-president for academic af-
fairs; John Forsyth from the Medical Center personnel
office; William Lemmer, a University attorney; Mat-
thew Trippe, University professor of education; and
Deagelia Pena, who is acting director of the University
Affirmative Action Programs.
University officials expeot the-report to be com-
pleted by mid-September.

Village Theare parking lot for the Washtenaw
Audubon Society's all-day excursion to the Highland
Recreation Area and Mud Lake Bog. Bring lunch,
insect repellant and, for the big, hipwaders or old
tennis shoes. Be forewarned that the water may be
knee-deep in places . . . the Outing/Hiking Group
will stick to drier soil for its Sunday outing. Meet at
the Huron St. entrance of the Rackham Building at 2
. .. enjoy a voice recital by baritone Richard Lalli,
accompanied by Sharon Letbetter. The program
begins at 8:30 at the First Methodist Church (Huron
and State) and features the works of Brahms, Liszt,
Mahler and Copland. MONDAY happenings start at
9 with a discussion of "Learning Disabilities:
Diagnostic Teaching Research" at the Institute for
Mental Retardation and Related Disabilities, 130S.
First ... Milford Myhre is the guest carilloneur at a
7 p.m. carillon recital from Burton Tower . . . at
9:30, Eclipse Jazz and the Union Programming
Committee launch their weekly series of jam
-sessions at the University Club. The session, which
runs until 1, will feature woodwind player Andy
Drelles and pianist Gary Bloomer. Bring your in-
strument and participate or just sit back and listen.
Ups and downs

Dyed-in-the-wool Democrat
University alum and former President Gerald
Ford, never exactly noted for his panache, is a bit
red-faced after committing another one of the blun-
ders that have become his trademark. Ford sent a
four-page form letter to Georgia Governor George
Bushbee, criticizing the policies of Busbee's
predecessor, President Carter and saying the
Republicans could do a better job in the White
House than the Democrats. Ford's appeal for a
"special contribution" to the GOP got no money,
but a lot of laughs. Busbee is a Democrat. Said
Busbee: "I hope they keep me on the mailing list. I
might receive some interesting insights." But as for
a donation, the GOP better not hold its breath. "It's
like going to the goat house looking for wool," he
said.
On the outside...
Well, we called the weather service and for once
there wasn't a recording, there was this little old
lady on the other end-evidently the wires were
crossed-and she kept saying "Ehhhh?" and
"What's this?" and "If I've told you once, there's no
Jennie here!" Which is entirely beside the point,
other than the fact that we'd begun to think there
would be no weather at all tomorrow. So we called
back, and the little old lady gratuitously informed
us that she had to get out of bed every time the
phone rang and would we please stop calling before
she got angry and took a pickaxe to one of us. She
had, as she said, a gouty foot. Which gave us an
idea. We asked her to stick one of her inflamed toes
out the window and sure enough-a forecast. High
of 80° today, mostly sunny, and sunny and' 850
tomorrow.

Anyone who has wandered through the Adminis-
Happenings. .tration Building knows how confusing the random
are non-existent today. That's right, there are hallways and wall-less offices can be. But no one
no happenings. None. Zilch. Honestly. Actually, we knows better than LSA Dean Billy Frye. Yesterday
suspe threingN es mth.nHon oinsy.antoday, Dean Frye confessed that even he can get lost in the
suspect there might be something going ot dty' Ad Building. "The only reason I take the elevator
but if there is, nobody's bothered to tell us abeut it, from second floor to first is that I don't know where
So you'll either hsve to create your own excitement the stairs are," the dean confeased to two
of enjoy the fre .ize. SUNDAY looks a bit more theausenre thedgronfesdr. w
p omising, if you're will to arise at the unthinkable colleagues en route to the groundfloor.
hur .. - ae Baker at the Fox . . . - - . - a a- . - --

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