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,Vol. XCI, No. 112

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 10, 1981

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MSU

financial

'crisis'

may mean faculty cuts

By MAUREEN FLEMING
In an unprecedented act, Michigan
State University trustees declared a
financial crisis last Friday that could
clear the way for tenured faculty
firings.
MSU president Cecil Mackey
cautioned students and faculty, in a
state of the university address last
night, that many cuts were coming. He
also reiterated the university's finan-
cial plight.
MEANWHILE, University Vice
President for Academic Affairs Bill
Frye said yesterday that MSU's budget
problems are about the same as the
University's.
"The distinctions there and here may
not be all that different, they're just
responding differently," the Univer-
sity's chief budget administrator said.
Frye explained that MSU has added
next year's salary increases into their
projected budget, something not yet

done by the University. When this dif-
ference is taken away "the magnitude
of their budget problem is about the
same as ours," he added.
FIGURES FROM MSU's budget of-
fice show a possible $29.2 million deficit
for the 1981-82 academic year. That,
coupled with a projected loss of revenue
due to shrinking student enrollments,
caused Mackey to request a declaration
of financial crisis, MSU News Services
Director Ed Zabrusky said yesterday.
Many MSU faculty members feel the
resolution lays legal groundwork for
the firing of tenured faculty and is not
solely due to a loss of revenue.
"The immediate financial situation is
not bad enough for the breaching of
contract in the immediate contract
year," said Collette Moser, president of
the MSU American Association of
University Professors. She added that
the long-run objective of cutting the
budget is desireable, but MSU's ap-

proach is inappropriate.
"EVERYTHING IS out of control
here," Moser said. The MSU system for
reductions has been "more or less like a
blitzkrieg - everything at once."
There is an 80 percent probability
that the trustees will not take a case-by-
case approach similar to that of the
University of Michigan, but an entirely
across-the-board approach, she said.
Here, budget cuts have been across
the board for the first 6 percent, with
the rest of the $12.1 million cut taken
sectionally. Top priority cuts will in-
volve non-academic, non-research
areas, such as recreational sports. The
University's geography department is
the only academic unit that is publicly
being considered for elimination.
FORMER UNIVERSITY AAUP
president Wilfred Kaplan said circum-
stances here are "far, far better" than
those at MSU. He added that there
See MSU, Page 2

Mackey
... requests crisis status for MSU

STUDENT, COMMUNITY MEMBERS RALLY ON DIAG:
Groups protest 'U' budget cuts

By MARK GINDIN
In a show of unity, several community and student
groups rallied on the Diag yesterday protesting
proposed University belt-tightening measures.
Participants protested program cutbacks, possible
staff layoffs, and inevitable tuition hikes, in what
could be the first of many demonstrations against the
administration's budget cutting proposals.
APPROXIMATELY 120 persons participated in the
rally sponsored by the Campus Labor Support Group
(CLSG). Many carried signs with slogans such as
"The cure for obesity is not amputation."
Representatives of the Graduate Employees
Organization, MSA, and the Geography Department
addressed the rally. Barney Pace of GEO charac-
terized the event as "basically an anti-smaller-but-
better rally."

John Fieger of MSA warned that budget cuts would
result in overcrowded classrooms and blows to
student. bargaining power. He likened students to
"canned sardines up a creek without a paddle."
CLSG BELIEVES the money is there, but priorities
have to be re-evaluated, said Judy Levy, another
member of CLSG. She said University President
Harold Shapiro's salary, $50,000 spent on his
inauguration ceremony, and a new $100,000 heating
system in the President's house are all examples of
extravagance.
Several programs at the University have already
been cut that shouldn't have been cut, Levy said,
"Women's studies have been severely curtailed,"
along with the black advocate, individual tutors for
the Center for the Use of Learning Skills (CULS), and
the Geography Department, she said.

Stern said another example of misdirected
priorities is larger increases in- pay for the ad-
ministration than for clerical workers.
THE UNIVERSITY will not give us anything out of
the goodness of its heart - it will only cough up the
money if it is backed up against the wall,"she said.
"It is only through militant mass actions that we're
going to maintain these hard-won gains in the '80s,"
she added.
GEO member Pace said he hopes those affected by
the budget cuts can become more involved in the
budget-cut procedure. "We arehoping for a
decision-making body to be formed from many
aspects of the community," he said. But he said his
organisation has made no specific organizing plans
as of yet.

Rock original dies A^ Pho'o
Bill Haley, famous for his 1950s hit "Rock Around the Clock" died of natural
causes at his home in Harlington, Texas yesterday. Haley was 53. Haley
wrote the song "Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie" in 1951 which inspired the phrase
rock 'n' roll.

Clericals to vote on union
today through Friday

Dwyer detained by
travel document snag,
may be freed today

By LINDA RUECKERT
University clerical workers will vote today through Friday
on whether to unionize. The election culminates a 13-month
campaign by the Organizing Committee for Clericals, the
group backing the unionization effort.
All full and part-time permanent clerical employees, in-
cluding secretaries, typists, clerks, and receptionists, are
eligible to vote, according to Patty Schwartzman, OCC
recording secretary. About 3,500 clerical workers, excluding
temporary and student employees, are eligible, Schwartz-
man said.
"IT'S VERY CLEAR to us that the U of M doesn't want us
to have a union .. . it's going to be an uphill battle and we're

ready for it," she said. But, Schwartzman added, "The
University administration is required to maintain an un-
biased opinion."
"The decision of whether or not to unionize is up to the em-
ployees," said William Lemmer, a University attorney. "The
University hopes that everyone eligible to vote will vote."
At a previous election held by OCC in 1978, University
clericals voted not to unionize. The workers have not
belonged to a union-since 1976 when, according to Schwartz-
man, they voted to disband as a union local of the United Auto
Workers that had been formed in 1974.
MOST CLERICALS currently feel that the problems en-
countered in the first union will not be repeated, Schwartz-
See CLERICALS, Page 5

From AP and UPI
American writer Cynthia Dwyer's
release from Iran was delayed yester-
day by lack of a travel document, but
U.S. State Department officials said the
problem apparently has been resolved
and hope she might leave Iran today.
Dwyer was detained at the last
minute yesterday by Iranian
authorities and the plane that was to
carry her to freedom after nine months
in prison on espionage charges left
without her.

DWYER, A 49-year-old mother of
three who became known as the. "53rd
hostage," was detained at Tehran Air-
port while Swiss diplomats tried to sort
out what they described as "last-
minute difficulties" with her travel
papers.
A few hours after Dwyer was
detained in Tehran, the State Depar-
tment was notified officially that the
problem with her exit papers had been
See DWYER, Page 5

Dwyer
... may leave Iran today

Polish premier*
steps down, as
strikes continue

From UPI and AP
WARSAW, Poland -Premier Jozef Pinkowski,
who came to power at the height of labor unrest in
August, stepped down yesterday in favor of the
defense minister, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, the of-
ficial news agency PAP reported.
Thousands of workers in the southwestern Polish
city of Jelenia Gora occupied factories and offices in
a general strike yesterday.
PINKOWSKI WAS Poland's third prime minister in
a year and his ouster, which was expected, came at a
time of a deteriorating economic situation in the
country.
Before Pinkowski's resignation was announced, the
party warned the independent unions they had
pushed Poland to the brink of a crisis threatening its
"national existence."
Communist Party chief Stanislaw Kania was
dramatically absent from the crucial Politburo
meeting in what diplomats said was a strong sign that

his five-month-old government may be about to fall.
IN WASHINGTON, Reagan administration of-
ficials were reported to believe that the Polish Com-
munist Party has lost control of events and Soviet in-
tervention was inevitable.
As 130,000 to 300,000 workers walked off their jobs in
southeastern Jelenia Gora near the Czech border, the
Communist Party Central Committee convened in
Warsaw for a crucial debate that Kania did not at-
tend.
The official news agency PAP said hardline Polit-
buro member Tadeusz Grabski presided over the,
meeting in Kania's place, delivering a harsh speech
that denounced the unions and their alleged link to
Polish dissident groups and hinted at a crackdown on
both.
CITING LINKS between the dissident group KOR
and the 3-million member Solidarity labor coalition,
Grabski charged that the unions were being pushed
"towards destructive actions, adventurism and

finally counter-revolution."
Another Politburo member, Kazimierz Bar-
cikowski, also appeared in Kania's place to deliver a
key report on the Party's attempt to control the in,
dependent unions and shape "their socialist charac-
ter."
"The Politburo evaluates the present situation of
Poland as dangerous for its national existence," Bar-
cikowski said.
"The order of the day is to perform an uncon-
ditional turn in social attitudes and put the forces of
destruction under control, which are pushing our
country to the brink," he said.
Kania, who took over the party from ousted Ed-
ward Gierek in the wake of last summer's nationwide
strikes, had been expected to deliver the report.
There was no official explanation for his absence,
which. Western diplomats said gave support to
speculation that Kania may be replaced during the
plenum.

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TODAY
Meeting requirements
W OULD-BE GEOGRAPHY majors and others
searching for a concentration plan may want
to take a close look at Metropolitan Stat,
College in Denver, Colo. The college is the first
in the nation to offer a major in "meeting planning." Cour-
ses required for concentration include "Communication
Psychology of Room Assignments," "Guest-Innkeepers
i-lnltianshins and Law." "Training Gron Laders for1

Seven-card stud
Although Ed "Junior" Whited learned to play poker at
the age of 7, he didn't haul in any big winnings until he was
15. At that tender age the poker prodigy won a grocery store
from his uncle. His mother made him give the grocery store
back, but Whited, now 51, won't be asked to forfeit his most
recent winnings-the $138,000. GRAND PRIZE IN THE
Third Annual Super Bowl of Poker. A used car salesman
from Austin, Texas, Whited beat 25 of the world's best
poker players-including six millionaires, two oilmen, a
MississiDDi riverboat captain, a high school football coach,

what the Guard allows at his pay rating. He considered
divorcing his wife and giving up his children to stay in the
military outfit, but then learned the Air National Guard had
no such rule. He immediately applied for the Air Guard, but
was disqualified from duty because he only has one kidney.
The Air Guard has a rule requiring enlistees to have two
healthy kidneys, although the Army National Guard
doesn't. Undaunted, Feuz is going to make a third, and
possibly a fourth try for the military. He plans to apply to
the Marine Corps and/or the Naval Reserve. "I'm not sure
what their rules are," he said, "I'm going to call them right
now.ow

developed an invention. When an unwanted intruder comes
in through the window, Kaneski's invention drags the dog
over to meet the burglar. Another student plans on applying
for a patent for his automatic plant-waterer. It is made of a
timer, three cups of water, a slanting tray, and string. Ac-
cording to the inventor, the device can care for a plant up to
six days . . . just the length of time most students are in
Florida.
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