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The Michigan Daily

Vol. LXXXVI, No. 19-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 29, 1976

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages


defaults on payroll
'U' closes; 250,000 NY
students out of class

NEW YORK (A") - City University of
New York (CUNY), the nation's third
largest university system, was ordered
closed after defaulting on its faculty pay-
roll yesterday, shutting out some 250,000
students at the climax of their school
Some of the university's 20 colleges
were in the midst of final examinations.
Others had completed exams but had
not issued grades. CUNY officials said
30,000 to 40,000 seniors had been due to
graduate at commencement ceremonies
between June 3 and June 16.
See related story Page 5
"THEY ARE not in jeopardy of not
graduating eventually," Chancellor Rob-
ert Kibbee told a news conference yes-
terday in announcing the midnight shut-
down. But, he said, "this act has to
injure the university's reputation. It will
also impress on our very fine faculty
that they'd be better off and more secure
and safer at some other institution."
About 16,000 faculty members and
11,000 other employes were thrown out
of work by the closing of CUNY. The
system is third in size only to state
systems in New York, with 350,000 stu-
dents, and California, with 334,000, ac-
cording to the National Education Asso-
CUNY, which has been tuition-free for

125 years and has the highest paid teach-
ers in the nation, overspent its May
budget by $15 million, according to City
Hall sources, and had expected the city
to bail it out.
"WE DO NOT have the money," de-
clared Deputy Mayor John Zuccotti,
who said the only way to meet the cur-
rent $14.9 million payroll was with state
Irving Bolishook, president of the Pro-
fessional Staff Congress, CUNY's faculty
union, had ordered his members to stay
away from classrooms at the end of the
Memorial Day holiday on Tuesday un-
less paychecks were issued. But his
mandate became academic when Kibbee
announced the closing.
"Tile funds currently available to the
university have been exhausted and I
am prevented by law from spending
money in advance," Kibbee said. "There-
fore it is with deep regret and sorrow
that I order the closing of the univer-
sity at midnight."
KIIBEE, LIKE city officials, said ie
had looked to the state legislature for
financial assistance to enable CUNY to
complete the school year. A bill cur-
rently before the legislature would pro-
vide $24 million in state funds for the
current term and $171 million for future
But Democratic leaders in the State
Assembly were unable to marshal enough
support Thursday to pass the measure.
Said one metropolitan area assembly-
See CUNY, Wage 10

A soldier places American Flags on the graves at Arlington National Ceme-
tery in Arlington Virginia. Memorial Day, the day the nation's military dead
are honored, is Monday.

Is there a doctor in the
town? 'U' hits problem

Amidst Health Service and a number of
large hospitals it is difficult for an Ann Ar-
borite to imagine traveling 50 miles to get to
the nearest doctor's office. But residents of
many northern Michigan rural communities
find themselves in this distressing situation.
Inner city areas, also plagued by a deficiency
of health-care professionals may have doctor-
patient ratios as deplorable as one per every
1200 people.
A three-year federally funded program has
recently been instituted at the University in
an attempt to provide these areas with the
medical care they need. The program, Out-
reach for Health Professions Education, in-
volves bringing specially selected high school
sophomores and juniors from the underserved
areas to the University to acquaint them with
the medical school and other health related
programs offered. -
EARLIER THIS month, 57 students from
eight Upper Peninsula high schools visited the
campus and were given tours of the Univer-
sity, including the Medical School, through the
Outreach program. Films depicting hospital
activities were shown, and various health ca-

reer programs were explained as part of the
group's two day stay.
"The basic idea (of the program) is that
the undeserved areas have a better chance of
attracting those (doctors and other health
care workers) raised in the area," said Clif-
ford Sjogren, Director of Admissions.
PROJECT coordinators Mary Ann Wellman,
an admissions counselor and Joan Westfall, a
student services assistant, also sought high
schools of academic quality sufficient to pro-
vide its students with an education which,
would allow them to do well at the Univer-
Sjogren says, "This is not in any way re-
cruitiig. We are just asking students to con-
sider a medical career and take the appro-
priate courses in high school (to prepare them
for such a program)."
"There is a real concern among the parents
of these children about sending them to a bigi
city like Ann Arbor," said Joseph Owsley,
Director of University Health Science Rela-
tions. "Part of our counseling procedure has
been to explain the problems involved realis-
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U.S.-Soviet nuclear
test accord initialed
WASHINGTON (i' -- The United States and the Soviet Union
signed a five-year treaty yesterday limiting the size of under-
ground nuclear explosions and for the first time permitting both
nations to inspect nuclear test sites in the other country.
President Ford, who signed for the United States at a White
House ceremony, called the accord a "historic milestone" which
demonstrates that the two countries can meet the challenge of
negotiating "responsible and beneficial agreements."
SOVIET Leader Leonid Brezhnev signed for his country in
Moscow. He said the agreement provides a "feeling of gratifica-
"It can be said with confidence that a useful thing has been
done," Brezhnev added.
SOME U. S. sources said the signing was postponed because
the White House feared Ronald Reagan, who is seeking the GOP
presidential nomination against Ford, might have used the treaty
as a campaign issue for the Maryland and Michigan primaries
on May 18.
But Williams Hyland, deputy director of the National Security
Council staff, told reporters that the logistics problems in arrang-
ing the ceremonies two days after the conclusion of the negotia-
tions were insurmountable.
Ford said this week that if he got a good arms agreement
with Moscow he would submit it to the Senate "whether or not it
helps me in this election."
The agreement, subject to Senate ratification, limits nuclear
explosions for peaceful purposes to 150 kilotons, which is about 10
titmes greater than the device the United States exploded at Hiro-
shima in 1945

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