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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXV, No. 11 -S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 21, 1975 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Insurgen ts take
key Laotian city
k SAVANNAKHET, Laos (UPI)-The nakhet I a t e yesterday afternoon
Communist Pathet Lao made a tri- aboard two Russian-made PT76 tanks
umphal entry into this central Laotian and about 12 trucks. They were met
town yesterday aboard a flower-be- by crowds in the streets and garland-
decked convoy of Russian tanks and ed with flowers while the students
trucks. Twelve Americans held here who seized the town last week accom-
under house arrest by students were panied them- in jeeps and snaked
in good condition. ahead of their vehicles in a Laotian
Savannakhet, a town of about 30,000 style folk dance. Pretty girls giggled
persons on the Mekong River, was the on the sidewalks.
last remaining major town on the Unlike elsewhere in Indochina, Laos
loyalist, or non-Communist side. The has a working peace agreement and
Pathet Lao has occupied a number the Laotians are a people who prob-
of other towns as they expanded their ably would not have gone to war if
control across the country in the past left to themselves. So there were no
few weeks. scenes of surrender,.but instead one
4 eOBSERVERS believe the entire of welcome.
country will fall to the Pathet Lao, BRIG. GEN. Nouphet Daohuang,
which was reported moving into the loyalist commander, met the
Pakse, another Mekong River town Pathet Lao convoy outside the town.
in southeast Laos. Both Nouphet and the Pathet Lao
The Pathet Lao arrived in Savan- See PATHET, Page 5
.Bolivians arrest oi
SeXec alege riber

LA PAZ, Bolivia (P)-The Bolivian
government placed the local repre-
sentative of Gulf Oil Corp. under
house arrest yesterday, ordered
Gulf's American president to appear
in court and said the company would
be "criminally prosecuted" for mak-
ing illegal political contributions to
Bolivian officials.
A Gulf spokesman in Coral Gables,
Fla., said the action was "hardly un-
expected" because the Bolivian gov-
ernment was under pressure to name
the Bolivian officials involved."
JOE PAREIRA, the Gulf spokes-
man, said Bolivian officials could not
afford to wait for a full report from
Gulf to the U. S. Securities and Ex-
change Commission (SEC) in June.
"The whole SEC investigation was

due to be reported. This was stated
in a letter to the president of Bo-
livia," Pareira said.
Bolivian District Attorney Rolando
Simbron said he had issued a sum-
mons for Bob Dorsey, president of
the American oil company, to appear
in a Bolivian court. He said the com-
pany must name the Bolivian offic-
ials who received $360,000 Gulf has
admitted paying between 1966 and
F A R T H E R north, in Central
America, there also were develop-
ments in the banana scandal. Costa
Rica accused three American fruit
companies of establishing- a $5 mil-
lion slush fund to oppose increased
banana export taxes.'Firms named by
Foreign Minister Gonzalo Facio were

Bird's eye view
A RED-BREASTED robin was spotted yesterday high in a central campus
treetop. While attempts to capture this rare bird proved unsuccessful, observ-
ers remaining on the scene reported that creature had "sat on his limb" until
dusk, apparently looking for worms.

LSA faculty hits deanship search policy

At a special meeting yesterday, the literary college
(LSA) faculty unexpectedly blasted the University's
Board of Regents for its acceptance, without public
discussion, of the recommendations made by the Af-
firmative Action Committee with regard to future
deanship search policies.
The Affirmative Action Committee investigated the
widely publicized "Cobb affair" in which a black
woman educator was rejected by the University's
highest officials to become dean of LSA after being
unanimously supported by the Regents.
FOLLOWING its investigation, the Affirmative Ac-
tion Committee suggested, among other things, that
the criteria by which a dean should be selected be
established by the president, the vice president for
academic affairs, the school or college executive com-
mittee, and departmental chairpersons.
Referring. to the Administration-headed criteria
committee, Chemistry Prof. Thomas Dunn charged
"lack of due process" and elaborated, "I don't feel

that it (the Afirmative Action Committee) is either
right or wrong. I object to the acceptance of its recom-
mendations by the Regents without public discussion."
"We are being asked to act to elect the members
of a committee which is already a fait accomplis
(decided)," he said.
DUNN WAS referring to the fact that the Regents
approved the Affirmative Action Committee's recom-
mendation for an Administration-headed criteria com-
The formation of an unspecified ad hoc search
committee to determine criteria was rejected by the
Regents because the proposed committee "is more
intimately acquainted with the college"
The faculty meeting was originally called to outline
procedures to be followed for the appointment of the
new deanship search committee.
THE FACULTY was also being asked to augment
the Executive Committee's list of nominees for the
search committee with additional nominations.

However, before the action took place, Dunn ob-
jected to undertaking the nominating for the Regent-
recommended search committee whose job will be
determined by the Administration-headed criteria
Dunn also appealed to the faculty to stave of the
nominations and instead consider a motion which
would carry the procedural objections to the executive
IN ADDITION, Dunn requested the faculty support
several other criticisms, the most crucial one reading:
"The formation of the new Deanship Search Committee
does not imply acceptance of the charges made by the
Cohen Committee."
Dean of the Education School and former Secretary
of Health, Education and Welfare Wilbur Cohen was
chairman of the Affirmative Action Committee.
The Cohen committee's 46-page report described the
University's much-maligned negotiations with Cobb
See LSA, Page 5

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