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Ninety-Two Years
Of
Editorial Freedom

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FLURRIES
Snow flurries expected
today with a high in the mid
30s.

Vol. XCIL No. 68

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 2, 1981

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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DC-9
crashes;
174 die
From AP and UPI
AJACCIO, Corsica - A chartered DC-9,
caught in stiff winds and dense fog as it ap-
proached the Ajaccio airport, smashed into a
*mountainside yesterday. Police said all 168
passengers, many of them travel agents on a
promotional trip, and six crew members were
killed.
Ajaccio police said there were no survivors and
that the victims included three children.
However, the Yugoslav company which owned
the plane, Inex-Adria Airways, was unable to say
exactly how many people were aboard., It said
the craft was equipped to carry a maximum of
175 passengers.
THE COMPANY also said several ticket-
holders canceled out at the last minute when it
left Yugoslavia and that several of the
passengers known to be on board were infants
who could have been seated on their parents'
laps.
Officials said the plane crashed into the west
side of the fog-shrouded 4,543-foot-high Mount
San Pietro about 30 miles from the airport and
near the village of Casa Casalabriva. They said
it hit the ground about 597 feet from the top of the
peak.
The Inex-Adria DC-9 Super 80 was only
minutes away from touching down at Ajaccio
Airport - which the International Federation of
Airline Pilots Associations have blacklisted
because they believe its landing equipment
devices are not modern enough to guide jetliners
See YUGOSLAVIAN, Page 3

Allen

cleared

in Japanese
gift dispute

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The Justice
Department absolved Richard Allen
yesterday of any wrongdoing in his
receipt of $1,000 from Japanese jour-
nalists, but will continue looking into
other aspects of the White House
national security adviser' financial af-
fairs.
No special prosecutor will be
requested regarding the $1,000 "thank
you" gift from a Japanese magazine,
the Justice Department announcement
said, because "the department has not
'received' or discovered any specific in-
formation that Mr. Allen violated
federal criminal law."
THE STATEMENT said, however, it
is unclear whether provisions for a
special prosecutor will be triggered by
two additional facts that recently came
to light - Allen's receipt of two watches
from the Japanese journalists, and the
revisions of statements on his financial
disclosure form.I
"The applicability of the special
prosecutor provisions to those matters
has not yet been determined. At this

time, it would be premature and inap-
propriate to comment further," said
the written statement.
Allen, who took an administrative
leave of absence over the weekend, said
the decision on whether he will return to
this duties "will depend on my
colleagues at the White House. We'll
wait and see."
Allen has consistently denied
wrongdoing regarding any' of the
questions raised since the White House
acknowledged that he ahd taken the
$1,000, put it in a safe, and forgot ab-
out it for eight months. But in public
appearances following his leave of ab-
sence, he has conceded he exercised
"bad judgement" in that case and suf-
fered lapses of memory in others.
In the formal statement, the depar-
tment said the FBI interviewed 36
people in the United States and Japan
on the Allen case.
"In sum, when the uncontradicted
facts are analyzed in the context of
possible applicable criminal laws, it is
clear there was no criminal violation by
Allen regarding the $1,000," it said.

Ar Pnoto
RICHARD ALLEN, President Reagan's national security adviser, talks with reporters outside his home after the
Justice Department cleared him in the matter of a $1,000 gift from Japanese journalists.

Newly unionized TAs uninformed about GEO

By JANET RAE
Graduate student teaching assistants
remain largely uninformed about the
activities of the Graduate Employees
Organization even though GEO won a
major battle against the University
administration last week.
GEO won a Michigan Employment
Relations Committee decision last
month that declared GSAs to be legal
University employees. The decision
also ordered the University to sign a
contract that was negotiated with the
group in 1976 and to begin efforts to

formulate a new contract with GEO.
DISCUSSIONS on new contract
negotiations with University represen-
tatives began yesterday, GEO ad hoc
steering committee member David
Marker said. Upon implementation of
the 1976 contract, GEO will have the
authority to begin drawing union dues
from GSA paychecks.I
GEO ad hoc steering committee
member Paul Harris said discussions
between the union and University
negotiators will continue on Dec. 17. He
said a number of problems regarding

retroactive implementation of the
earlier contract were raised in yester-
day's meeting.
"We need to agree on whether or not
the University retroactively is respon-
sible for such things as dues that
weren't collected because we didn't
have a contract."
Yet, even as GEO takes its place as
the official GSA union, interviews with
17 LSA teaching assistants reflected an
overall sympathy for the GEO efforts,
but little knowledge of what im-
plications their new status as em-

ployees will hold.
"I favor organizing activities as a
whole," English TA Paul Johnson said.
"I have felt sympathetic to (GEO) ef-
forts in the past but I would want to see
the specifics of what they're asking
for" before forming anopinion, he said.
Johnston's comments formed a rough
summary of the opinions held by most
of those interviewed. Ten of the 17 in-
terviewed knew only that GEO had won
'some kind of court decision.'
"You just keep collecting all those
colored pieces of paper that say

'GEO'," geography TA Rick Nesper
said. "After awhile you stop noticing
what they say."
While Nesper said he "morally" sup-
ports the GEO efforts, he said he had
seen few changes as a result of the
group's battle during the last few years.
"I always thought they were inef-
fieient," he said. "At this point, I don't
know how I feel about becoming an em-
ployee."
But TA attitudes toward GEO were
not unanimously positive.
"I don't favor the GEO efforts," an-

thropology TA Virginia Vitzthum said.
"I've had long discussions and debates
over the issue but I still don't favor
unionization. I . just don't believe in
closed shops. It's my view that if it is a
good union, it will survive:"
Vitzthum said that, while she knew
little about recent GEO bargaining ef-
forts, she saw few benefits of previous
GEO actions.
"I'm hardly representative. I guess I
really don't see that GEO has gained
anything for graduate students," Vit-
zthum said. "Anything that was won
wasn't won because of GEO."

Business school growing

despite.
By LISA SPECTOR
At a time when most parts of the
University are struggling to maintain
the status quo, the University's
business school is expanding at a rapid
pace.
Plans are underway to build a $15
million complex that will include a new
library, computing center, classrooms,
and dormitories for visiting executives.
During the past three years, the
business school has seen a 35 percent
increase in faculty. In addition, close to
$790,000 has been spent for renovations.
IT'S ALL PART of a general cam-
paign to make the University's business
school one of the top three in the coun-
try.
"Everything we do must be done
well," Business School Dean Bilbert
Whitaker said. He said he is aiming for
improvements in every sphere, not only
in education but in research activities
and visibility.
Private donations accounted for 70
percent of the past renovations and will
completely finance the new complex.
THE NEW complex, which will com-
plete the present business school

financial
quadrangle at the corner of Tappan and
Hill Streets, will consist of three
buildings, each three levels high and
connected to each other on the second
level.
The new library will cost ap-
proximately $5 million. It will be two-
and-a-half times the size of the current
business school library and will occupy
one third of the new complex.
Another third of the complex, also
costing approximately $5 million, will
provide housing for the 8,000 business
executives who visit the university each
year. In past years these executives
have stayed at hotels off campus, but
Associate Dean William Moller said it
will be beneficial to both the executives
and the University to house them on
campus where they can be close to the
library and where it will be easier for
executives to interact with professors
and students.
ABOUT $2.5 million will be used to
build classrooms and offices for the
division of management education,
which, Moller said, "is a $5-million-a-
year business." The University now of-
fers more than 250 seminars and

crunch
programs to managers worldwide.
The remaining approximate $2.5
million will be used to finance a new
computing center which will contain a
batch station, student-oriented com-
puter laborator, and a division for com-
puter research.
The school's major concern now is to
raise funds to finance the new struc-
ture. The business school currently has
1 percent of the approximate $15 million
needed. Dean Whitaker said that
although the school is currently "very
actively engaged in fund raising ac-
tivity," it cannot announce an official
fundraising campaign until a substan-
tial amount of money has been commit-
ted to the project.
THE REGENTS have already given
their approval for the design concept
and for the working drawings for three-
fourths of the project.
Most of the funds will come from
private donations - alumni, foun-
dations, and corporations, - which
have always been the school's major
source of funding.
It may be "harder than in better
See BUSINESS, Page 2

AP Photo

The selling of Michigan
Commerce Director Norton Berman explains a proposed state promotion campaign designed to amend Michigan's
recession-tattered image. The theme of the $10 million campaign is "Say Yes to Michigan." If approved by the
legislature, the promotion will be launched Super Bowl weekend, officials said.

TODAY
Where were you, Markley?
HERE HAVE ALL THE Markley students
gone?" Such was Cornelia Frye's anguished
cry Monday when only 101 students from the
sprawling Hill dorm showed up to donate
blood for the Red Cross' annual November drive. Frye,
blood drive coordinator of the Washtenaw County Red
Cross, said she had expected to see about 320 students-the
amount of Markley residents who usually give blood. The
drive moved to East Quad yesterday and turnout was fine.

To err is human
Kenneth Johnson says that when you're putting together:
a 1,396 page book, it's only natural that a few mistakes
might creep in-such as misspelling President Reagan's
name. Johnson is the editor of the 1982 edition of Missouri's
official state manual, which dropped the first "a" in the
president's name, showing it as "Regan." Johnson said
with the thousands of facts, figures, and names that go into
the book, "an occasional error is almost impossible to
avoid." Johnson said he and five staff members were
onerating under a reduced budget this year. The Missouri

to the worst answers and the lowest marks to the best an-
swers, officials have discovered. "We've never run into this
problem before," Charles Gibson, vice-chairman of the
Vermont Board of Bar Examiners, said Monday. Gibson
said the mistake was discovered when an applicant who
had flunked asked to have an essay reviewed. The essays,
which make up half the test, are graded on a scale of 1 to 5,
with 5 the highest possible score. The unsuccessful ap-
plicant found that one of the answers matched the perfect
model for the question, but the examiner had given the
essay a 1. The board checked and discovered that one
examiner had misunderstood the grading system and had
crivan a--.f r f fttn Iehct+ T4 ,,Ttwn 't ,lar hnmw

request to be legally known by only her first name was the
only petition of its kind that he knew of in state history.
Darilyn was born Darilyn Zieg and was known as Darilyn
Fisher during her first marriage. Now she legally shares
her second husband's last name-Preble. "I'm tired of
having everybody else's name. I don't want to be known as
Mrs. anything," she said. Under common law a person may
use any name, provided there is no attempt to defraud or
evade legal or financial obligations. But a court order is
necessary to alter most government records. Darilyn said
her father's name no longer had personal significance
because "females grow up with the idea that their last
names aren't nprmanent Mv whole identitv is tied un with

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