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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXV, No. 43-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, July 17, 1975 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Apolo, Soyuz set for rendezvous
SPACE CENTER, Houston ()-Ameri- the tunnel in their Apollo craft which
can astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts will connect them with Soyuz.. icirfo
tinkered away minor spacecraft problems Meanwhile, aboard the Soviet Soyuz d e
ith a screwdriver and bandaids yester- craft, cosmonauts Alexei Lenov and
day and officials said all was ready for Valeri Kuhasov struggled with a cranky to clear the tunnel. The problem, dis- crawlway joining Apollo with Soyuz.
their dramatic meeting in space, this television camera which failed shortly covered by Brand on Tuesday night, THE PROBE is not used in the actual
afternoon. after launch. proved minor and took only a few min- docking with Soyuz because that end
Both the astronauts and cosmonauts utes to solve. of the docking module is equipped with
used improvised engineering techniques RUSSIAN flight controllers said a "I THINK we are all -squared away a special system designed for the Rus-
to patch up problems on their spacecrafts camera cable needed to be insulated and now," said Brand after the repair job. sian-American mission.
during their second busy day in space. the Soviet spacemen showed some in- The probe, a telescoping spearlike 'de- The astronauts also removed a hatch

AND ON THE eve of history's first
international space docking, an American
official announced "We're in about as
good a shape as we could possibly be."
Astronauts Thomas Stafford, Vance
Brand and Donald "Deke" Slayton used
a simple screwdriver to remove a dock-
ing device that had jammed and blocked

ventiveness in trouble shooting the prob-
"Can we use bandages from our medi-
cal kit to insulate the end of the cable?"
asked Kuhasov.
"Yes, Valeri," said 'a Russian con-
troller, "you can do it."
Astronauts Stafford, Brand and Slayton
partially dismantled a docking device

vice tipped with three latches, is used in
linking the Apollo spaceship with other
American equipment. In the past it was
used to link the Apollo to the lunar
module for moon flights and to the Sky-
lab space station.
On this mission, the probe was used
to link Apollo with the docking module
which will serve as an airlock and a

cover and entered the docking module
to check it out prior to the crew transfer
planned for this afternoon.
Earlier yesterday, the Soviet cosmo-
nauts fired rockets and moved the orbit
of their Sdyuz craft to a near circular
137 by 139 miles. They reported the
20-second burst went perfectly.
See APOLLO, Page 10

City bustles
with Art fair
festival spirit
With their colorful paintings, delicate sculptures
and trinkets surrounding them, artists and crafts-
men settled comfortably in the center of the
:ity's downtown streets yesterday as crowds
flooded in for the opening of the 16th annual
Art Fair.
And while the streets bloomed with innumerable
rows of pots and leather belts, the town enjoyed
its day out in the sunshine at an event which no
suburban shopping center could match.
BUSINESS - though not the best ever, accord-
ing to local artisans - was booming; from the
See related story, Page 3
high-quality Street Art Fair on S. University to
the merchant-oriented sales on State and Main.
Three local radio stations boomed out over the
festival; amateur entertainers jiiggled, clowned,
and played for smiling spectators; and dozens of
street vendors offered over-priced food and drinks
for everyone.
While many turned out simply to mill around
and, as one middle-aged couple put it - "to look
at the people, they're weird in Ann Arbor" -
others fell into the category of amateur art con-
noisseurs or bargain hunters.

ARTIST GARY SCOTT proudly displays his "House car without building" at the 16th annual Ann Arbor Street
Fair yesterday on South University Street. The outdoor extravaganza will continue, along with the Free Art
Fair, until Saturday at 5 p.m.

'U' hit for failing on affirmative action
By BILL TURQUE progress at the University between April 1973
Affirmative A c t i o n Program Director Nellie and March 1974, confirms that minority employes
Varner will tell the Board of Regents this after- hold predominantly custodial and secretarial po-
soon that with few exceptions, the University's sitiona, while the bulk of the instructional statf 'There has been little
minority hiring and promotion practices are "still remains predominantly white male.:"
in a state of tokenism." While the University's total work force in- . .
Citing the Schools of Social Work and Educa- creased 1.51 per cent during the period the re- norlty hiring). We seem
tion as exceptions, Varner said yesterday, "There port covers, the minority work force grew only to be in a kind of o
J<has been little or no progress. We seem to be i 1.04 per cent. Minorities comprise less than seven olng
kind of a holding action." She called affirmative per cent of the instructional staff, with white
w. action goals "a low priority area" in many sec- males holding nearly 80 per cent of the teaching
x tors of the University. jobs. -N e e rner
?i VARNER'S comments come in the wake of an
Affirmative Action Progress Report issued by her IN HER OFFICE yesterday, Varner, also an afrmatie actio
office last month that painted a bleak picture of assistant professor of political science, revealed
the University's commtment to minority hiring a early propf of the June 9 University Record,
and romotion. with a headline describing the University's 1973-74
Varner The report, which monitors affirmative action See VARNER, Page- 7


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