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Wednesday, July 14, 1976


Page Three

'U' seeks Pierpont replacement

An eight-member search committee
appointed by the University is busily
trying to find a replacement for Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer
Wilbur Pierpont.
"We're still looking," said committee
chairman Allan Smith, law professor and
former University Vice President for
Academic Affairs. "Of course, we hope
to have narrowed the field by Septem-
PIERPONT, WHO has been Vice Pres-
ident and professor of accounting for 25
years, announced his intention to retire
at the March Regents' meeting. He in-
tends to return to teaching - though
he will continue working on the Univer-,

sity Development Council on "major
fund-raising projects."
The search committee. was appointed
by University President Robben Flem-
ing in April. Its members, in addition
to Smith, include: Jeptha Dalston, direc-
tor of the University Hospital; Alfred
Edwards, professor of business admin-
istration; David Kressler, student; Paul
McCracken, professor of business ad-
ministration; Richard Remington, dean
of the University School of Public
Health; Rosemary Sarri, professor of so-
cial work; and Jack Weidenbach, Uni-
versity director of physical properties.
Fleming directed the committee to
submit names of candidates who pos-
asessed "the necessary professional
skills in coping with the duties of the
office" and "an understanding of how a

major, complex university . . . works."
THE COMMITTEE, Fleming added,
"will, of course, be expected to suggest
candidates without reference to their
sex, race, or ethnic origin," a statement
which drew immediate fire from wo-
men's and minority groups who saw it
as an omen that the University intended
to disregard Affirmative Action guide-
The most vocal critics point to last
year's controversy over the deanship
of the literary college (LSA). At that
time, Jewel Cobb, a black woman and
dean of Connecticut College, was ap-
proved by the Regents but couldn't
reach a contract agreement with Uni-
versity officials, who allegedly favored
present Dean Billy Frye.

Despite the committee's appointment
last April, the selection process has just
begun. All through the spring Smith and
his committee advertised in profession-
al journals and asked for suggestions
from faculty and administrative officers.
Nominations were accepted until early
last month.
AT PRESENT, said Smith, they are
sorting through the applications" and
setting up standards by which they can
judge the qualifications of several hun-
dred prospective Pierpont replacements.
Flening hs instructed the committee
to submit its recommiendations to the
Regents sometime before the.start of the
fall term.
Pierpont will retire Dec, 31

U.S. denies spy missions
along Ugandan border

NA IROBI. Kenya (A) - The presence
of a U.S. Navy plane in Kenya prompted
diplnatic reports yesterday that it is
flu ing reconnaissance missions to survey
a reported military buildup in neighbor-
ing Uganda.
Bit in Washington the Defense Depart-
mtent denied that the P3 patrol plane
had flown along the Kenya-Uganda bor-
der and said the stop in Kenya was
only to give the crew a rest after a long
(% Ler-water flight. A Pentagon spokesman
said, "'The only flying it does is when
Meucci Telephone Co?
The Italian historical Society of Amer-
in is taking the Postmaster G;eneral to
sirt over a stamp commemorating
Ac der Graham Bell. The Society
cmv that Antonio Meucci invented the
v:hone five years before the Scotland-
ir Bell The Society forsees a diplo-
ialic squabble with Italy over the is-
sance of the Bell stamps since Italy al-
resdy brought oat a stamp honoring
'utucci. Ironically Meucci didn't invent
!;telephone until musing to the United
Sex appeal
The agriculture Department has found
a chemical that is more seductive to
tale Japanese beetles than a virgin fe-
male beetle. Officials have identified,
isolated, and synthethized lactone, pro-
duced by female beetles to entice males
to mate. Tests showed that traps baited
wit the synthetic sariely "capttured
more males thanttraps baited with live
virgin females." That's really fighting
. at noon the Commission for Wom-
en will meet in the Regents rm. of the
Administration Bldg. for a goal setting
Weather or not
Today's weather will be marked by in-
creased cloudyness with temperatures in
the low to mid 80's. Chance of rain will
be near zero and the wind will be from
the South and Southeast at 5-10 miles per

it airives tt Nairobi and when it leaves
DIPLOMATS it Nairobi said the pa
trol plane was ,flying along the Kenya-
Uganda border after nirriving here Satur-
day from the American military base on
the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia.
The plane is expected to be here for
an indefinite period, the diplomats said.
In Washington Asst. Defense Secretary
William Greener said he did not expect
a Navy task force headed by the carrier
Ranger, which is now in the Indian
Ocean, to visit Kenya. He declined toEt
characterize the voyage of the task force -
other than to say that U.S. task forces
"frim time to time" enter the Indian
OTHER administration officials, howi-
ever, seemed pleased that the presence
of the task force in the area and the
arrival of the frigate Beary in Mom-
basa were interpreted by some as in-
dicating U.S. support for Kenya in its
dispute with Uganda.
At the U.ited Nations in New York,
Kenya charged that Uganda's military
authorities hse killed hundreds of Ken-
yan reside'ints tuf Uganda in the past week.
Ken-an Forin Minister Muinyua Wai
yaki said in a letter to the president o
the Security Council that his government £
can no longer sit idle in the fact of
these atrocities and provocations.
Relations between Kenya and Ugand-,
tense for months, have deterioated
sharply since Israel's July 4 rescue of
more than 100 air hijack hostages at Daily Photo by SCOTT [CC
Uganda's Entebbe Airport,
SINCE THEN, Kenya and Uganda W alking in space
have accused each other of moving This young volley-balter appears almost suspended in air as he delive
troop reinforcements to their common savage spike. Volleyball is just one of the pursuits open to prospective
border. Uganda also charged that Israeli year students as they search for ways to alleviate the boredom of the
See U.S., Page 10 versity's version of summer camp-orientation.
Wheeler vetoes hig-rise

rs a

In defiance of terrific pressure from
nearly a dozen local interest groups,
Mayor Albert Wheeler yesterday vetoed
the controversial 12-story senior citizens'
high-rise approved by City Council last
The proposed high-rise, to be located
at Briarwood Mall, was approved by the
Council's six-member Republican major-
ity after three weeks of public demon-
stration and disruption of Council meet-
ings by representatives of labor, de-
velopment, and contracting interests, as
well as hordes of elderly citizens.
THE MAYOR also vetoed Council's
annexation of 64 acres in Pittsfield Town-
ship which had been slated for construc-

tion of 380 dwelling units.
In a four-page explanatory note at-
tached to the veto, Wheeler defended his
action on the following grounds:
First, that the Briarwood site would
"place added d e m a n d s for services
which already are overburdened," such
as sewage, police, and fire;
SECOND, THAT the site would isolate
its occupants from their friends and
neighbors due to its inaccessability; and
Third, that the site fails to meet mini-
mum standards set by the Michigan
State Housing Development Authority
(MISHDA), in that there are no grocery
stores, pharmacy, or barber shops near-
The mayor also refuted those pro-

ponents iif the high-rise who claiied the
people in the building would enjoy being
able to visit Briarwod Mall, by saying,
"Many people Oe to visit the zto, most
of whom prohbably wuild not watut to
live next door to it . . ."
THE ARGUMENT advautred bt ad-
herents of the Brimrwmid plan which
won the support of the Republican Coun-
cil membdrs was that "you can't decide
fOr sumebody else where they are going
to live." But Wheeler obviously dis
agreed with this "hands-off" policy, as
In order to override the mayoral veto,
the Republicans will have to convince at
least two Democratic members to see
See WHEELER, Page 10

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