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Page 12-Saturday, May 6, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Geralds denounced by Committee
tContinued from Page ioCushinberry's recommendation was
expelling him, called yesterday's toI BELIEVE WE dealt with the GERALDS, WHO faces a possible ten quickly rejected by the committee
decision "a modern day lynching." He r ail term will be sentenced on before they voted on the final
claimed problem the correct manner. A yearesolution. The Cherryland Democrat
constituency honorably and it would b resolution censuring Geralds, which ay . e as dare is cand iacy hastily constructed his resolution to
a "disservice to the community to ex- means giving him a public reprimand, for re-election and has insisted he will present a compromise between ad-
pell him." would not effectively deal with the not withdraw even if he is expelled. vocates and opponents of expulsion.
...,i...nrahem_"said Enoler 1

pessimistic ab
mittee's decisi
"The odds a
but I will still
among Housej
committee's ru
Rep. John E
disagreed witi

RRY W AS also pu'u' " i1.
out overruling the com- One committee member said she
on in the full House. believes the committee failed to hear
re definitely against us all the evidence in the jury case against
try to acquire support Geralds. The committee refused to
members to change this heara detailed rehash of Gerald's trial.
ling," saidCushinberry. "I think the committee acted too a so ure c o r
ngler (R-Mt. Pleasant) quickly and I hope the rest of the House
Cushe(RyMt.'Pleasant) will search their minds and not expell (ContinuedfromPage3)
him," said Rep. Barbara-Rose Collins been deeply involved in the abuse in- Plymouth. The Cohen task force
vestigation, expressed approval over believes this change will significantly
the announcement. They praised reduce the frequency and seriousness
Provitt as "an excellent ad- of patient injuries and enable residents
- ministrator" but criticized her lack of to receive more personalized treatment
communication with the parents "The objective (of Rosen's appoin-
organization. tment) as I see it is absolutely to carry
Sandy McGuire, a spokesperson for out the ideas which we submitted
PARC said she believes Rosen will yesterday," said Cohen.
communicate more frequently with
parents and try to involve them in more ROSEN HAS worked extensively with
projects at the center. community placement projects for the
"I THINK it's a good move be- mentally retarded. He has developed a
cause while Provitt was a top bureau- new concept where the patients are
crat, she never attempted to speak placed in community homes instead of
us for o Curtain Raiser openly with us. We believe Rosen will the large public institutions such as
be different," McGuire said. Plymouth. His ideas have been very
Rosen's selection was viewed by most successful and received national
Sunday 10 am -4 pm observers as an attempt to implement recognition.
the recommendations proposed by the A spokesman for Dr. Stehman said
300 S. Thoyer Across from Hill Auditorium cohen task force on Thursday. Among assurances would have to be made that
the recommendations was a suggestion alternative services are available
for reducing the number of patients at before patients can be transferred from
McGuire said she was "very sur-
T h i sa prised" with Rosen's selection. She said
she was very familiar with Rosen's
work and doubted he could adjust to the
large institution.
"I'M SURPRISED because Rosen is
not geared toward the large institutions
but I suspect he will make big enough
changes to phase down the numbers at
3,. Plymouth," she said.
Dr. Stehman's spokesman insisted
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Plymouth environment.
Rosen was the first non-medical
superintendent of a mental institution
in Myichigan. He has served as the past
president of the American Association
for Mental Deficiency and was the first
president of the Lakeland School
Village, a facility for the mentally
A SPOKESMAN for Provitt did not
know what position Provitt was offered
at HEW. The spokesman said the of-
ficial announcement will be made by
HEW sometime next week.
In another development, McGuire
responded yesterday to antaccusation
made by Dr. Womack which refuted
the Cohen task force's findings which
documented cases of abuse and neglect
at the center. Womack charged that the
task force had received inaccurate in-
formation from a select panel on abuse
and had subsequently reached invalid
conclusions. McGuire said Womack's
charges were totally wrong.
"Once again he has proven that he
never knew enough of what occurred at
Plymouth. He has this crazy belief that
Cohen and everyone else are out to get
nim,- sara McGuire.
Cohen also announced yesterday he
will name on Monday a new panel to
study the abuse problem at various
nursing homes and old age homes.
Cohen had been asked by Governor
Milliken on Thursday to pick a commit-
tee and was busy evaluating different

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