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U names Pena new
affirmative action head
By ELISA ISAACSON
Deagelia Pena, currently associate
director of the University's Affirmative
Action Program, has been appointed
acting director of that program. She
will replace-Gwendolyn Baker, who will
be in Washington on a leave of absence
for the next three years working for the
National Institute of Education, under
the Department of Health, Education
and Welfare.
Pena has been associate director of
-g the program since last October.
Previously, she worked at the Univer-
sity instructing and-doing research.
Pena USee 'U', Page 10
GEO begins state
requested hearings
By THOMAS O'CONNELL ministrative Law Judge Shlomo
The first in a series of hearings which Sperka, a MERC designate, presided
will have a major impact on the future over the hearing.
of the Graduate Employees'
Organization (GEO) was held yester- THE ADMINISTRATION, represen-
day in the Michigan Union. ted by University attorney Bill Lemmer
and Detroit'lawyer Bob Veracruysee,
The sessions are expected to end with attempted to establish that GSAs are
a final decision on the question of primarily students, that their teaching
whether approximately 2000 Graduate function is secondary and that GSA
Student Assistants (GSAs) at the positions are a form of financial aid
University are primarily students or rather than a job.
employees of the University.
GEO, represented by Southfield at-
THE HEARINGS were ordered by torney Mark Cousens, sought to prove
the Michigan. Employment Relations that GSAs perform a function quite
Commission (MERC) in order to similar, and at times identical, to that
determine whether GEO is qualified to of regular faculty members. Cousens
press an unfair labor practice charge asserted that GSAs should therefore be
against the University administration. considered employees rather than
The charge stems from a 1976 contract students.
dispute.
The lone witness at yesterday's
Should a final judgment go against hearing ws Alfred Sussman, Dean of
GEO, not only would it be unable to the Graduate School and Professor of
pursue the charge, - but the Biological Science. He was called upon
organization's efforts to bargain collec- to testify by the University and was
tively on behalf of GSAs would be hurt cross-examined for a short time late in
as well. the afternoon by Cousens.
There were few surprises during VERACRUYSEE used his direct
yesterday's session, aside from an oc- examination of Sussman to establish a
casional clash over the admission of See GEO, Page 8
certain exhibits as evidence. Ad-
todayo
at the Michigan Leagi
Dana dies Michigan school distric
with minority teacher a
Samuel Trask Dana, the first dean of the Univer- and answer questions.
sity's School of Natural Resources and a leader in dergartners begins at 1
the field of forestry, died yesterday morning at a Library, 343 S. Fifth ..
retirement home in Alexandria, Va. He was 95. the University of Conn
Dana joined the University faculty in 1927 as dean of department special lectu
what was then the School of Forestry and Conser-
vation. He retired from the deanship in 1951 and Here today, gun to
became professor emeritus of forestry in 1953. Let's hope Ann Arbor
never has the same emb
Happenings .. . Saginaw Police Chief,
nwith a reminder that the Center for Con- stopped for a traffic vi
... begin wwas arrested for carryir
tinuing Education of Women is offering four sum- the police officer found
mer internships for women with litbera arts the serial number on the
degrees and an interest in administration the arresting officer.
management. For more information contact the minded copper was sear
Center at 763-1353 . .. a Minority Teacher Recruit- stopped the motorist, lI
ment Conference kicks off at8:30 and runs until 4:30 again.

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Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
STATE ST. STORE windows advertize their lowered cigarette prices in hopes
of attracting frugal nicotine addicts.
Cigarette sellers war
on eity's mains drag,

By DAN OBERDORFER
The short stretch of State St. between
Liberty and North University has
become the site of a full-fledged bat-
tle-a cigarette price war which has
resulted in prices as low as 40 cents a
pack.
The price competition-which began
when State Discount lowered its prices
from 55 to 45 a pack-in now in its sixth
week and there still is no light at the end
of the tunnel.
MARSHALL DRUGS, just a few
doors to the north of State Discount, and
Kresge's, which is half a block to the
south, have matched State Discount's
low prices and will not raise their prices
again until State Discount does, accor-
ding to their managers.
Marshall's lowered its prices within.

an hour after State Discount did, accor-
ding to Graving. "Most of that time was
spent making up a sign," he said. "I'm
not going to let them tbke away the
business I worked so hard to build up."
It wasn'tuntil the skirmish had
moved into its second day of action that
Kresge's manager Steven Field
decided to join.
I WON'T BE undersold," he said.
"We'll stay down as long as the others
are."
Theresa Traver, who picked up a
pack of Winston's yesterday at
Kresge's, says she wouldn't buy
smokes anywhere but at the three shops
with reduced prices. She added that she
picks which of the three shops to
frequent completely arbitrarily.
"Why should I go anywhere else when
See PRICE, Page 10

ue. Interviewers from 25
ts will be on hand to meet
applicants, collect resumes
... a story hour for kin-
0 at the Ann Arbor Public
. Prof. Jeffrey Tollefson of
ecticut delivers the math
are at 3201 Angell Hall.
imorro w
Police Chief Walter Krasny
arrassing problem faced by
John Scoberth. A motorist
olation last Thursday night
ng a concealed weapon when
a pistol in the car. A check of
pistol showed it belonged to
Apparently, the absent-
'ching inside the car after he
st his own gun and found it

United we stand
What's in a word? A lot, according to Rep.
Charles Varnum,,who has introduced legislation in
the Michigan legislature to amend the state's motto.
The Manistique Republican says the motto snubs
the Upper Peninsula. Translated from the Latin, the
saying currently reads, "If you seek a pleasant
peninsula, look around you." Varnum's bill would
change that too, "If you seek pleasant peninsulas,
look around you." When Michigan joined the union
in 1837, the U.P. wasn't part of the state, so the mot-
to was accurate. But now Varnum wants the oft-
neglected U.P. to receive its share of recognition.
"After 141 years, I think it's about time we got
around to a motto that faithfully reflects our state
as one with two pleasant peninsulas - not just one,"
he explained. "We ought to promote unity in the
state, and the motto is a good place to start."
On the outside...
Expect another dull, dreary day today. It will be
mostly cloudy and breezy with a 40 per cent chance
of showers and a high of 58'.

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