It will be windy today and
much colder, with snow
Vol. XCI, No. 113
Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 11, 1981
From AP and UPI
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's
highest court rejected private farmers'
demands for an independent union
yesterday and recommended they form
an association instead.
In a complex decision, apparently an
attempt at compromise between the
farmers and Communist party leaders
who oppose a farmers' union, the
Polish high court said it did not have
jurisdiction to rule on the demand and
sent the-case back to a lower court.
SUPREME COURT Justice Antoni
Filcek said the farmers' organization
Rural Solidarity was in fact a union,
since it grouped people of the same
But, he said, Polish law stated that a
trade union can only legally be formed
- and apparently, recognized - when
it involves employees of an
Because most Polish farmers own the
land they work, he said, they cannot be
considered as such.
Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa
called for an end to strikes after the
Polish Suprenie court rejected legal
registration of the farmers' union.
CALLING THE ruling a "draw,"
Walesa said, "Now is the time for us to
get some respite, end strikes, and build
up our organization."
He advised the farmers to register as
The 10-million strong Solidarity labor
coalition had threatened to declare a
general strike if the court refused to
recognize Rural Solidarity as a legal
MEANWHILE, Polish newspapers
reported without comment the gover-
nment shakeup naming Defense
Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski, an army
general considered a moderate, as
In Washington, State Department
spokesman William Dyes said the
shakeup was "an internal Polish mat-
ter." Asked about Soviet intentions, he
said, "We do not consider that soviet
military intervention is imminent, or
that it is inevitable, or that it is
The Sejm, Poland's parliament, is
expected to meet today to approve the
appointment of Jaruzelski, designated
to replace Premier Jozef Pinkowski at
a party Central Committee meeting
Monday night. It was the fifth gover-
nment shakeup since August.
Jaruzelski, a 57-year-old four-star
general, has a reputation as an effec-
tive military commander. According to
a story circulated widely, in Warsaw,
Jaruzelski told hardliners on the Cen-
tral Committee last August during
nationwide strikes that as long as he
was defense minister, "Polish troops
will not fire on Polish workers."
Jaruzelski is said to be a close ally of
Polish party chief Stanislaw Kania..
There was no comment on the
shakeup from the Soviet Union. The
Kremlin has thousands of troops
massed near Poland's borders, fueling
fears in the West that the Soviets may
consider intervention to end Poland's
ongoing labor crisis.
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Doily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
Shoat the groundhog
FEBRUARY STORM COATS students and campus with six to 12 inches of wet snow yesterday. Spring seems far away
as students slosh their way to class in front of Angell Hall,
By RITA CLARK
Two members of the geography review committee may be
"biased against" continuing the department because they
served on a 1975 College Priorities Committee which was
highly critical of the department, according to Geography
Department Chairman John Nystuen.
Nystuen said yesterday that since the committee has two
members who served on the 1975 priorities committee, it
makes the committee "more attuned" to the ad-
ECONOMICS PROF. Harvey Brazer, chairman of the
review committee, said the experience he and co-member
Sidney Fine received from serving on the 1975 priorities
committee has given them a "broader" and "deeper"
acquaintance with the review process.
"I'wouldn't serve on a committee on an issue that I already
had my mind made up," Brazer said. The committee will
probably not rely heavily on reports of past review commit-
tees, he added.
LSA Dean John Knott announced on January 26 that
proceedings had begun which could lead to the elimination of
the geography department. Knott said he and the College.
Executive Committee decided to set the proceedings into
motion "after careful deliberation, in the context of severe
budget constraints facing the College."
KNOTT NAMED THE members of the special review
committee Monday. The four-man group has to submit a
recommendation later this term on whether the department
should be discontinued. The committee consists of Brazer,
Fine, Psychology Prof. Albert Cain, and Zoology Prof. Ar-
The committee will submit its recommendation to the LSA
Dean and the executive committee by March, at which time
the LSA faculty will be given a chance to voice its opinion at
its monthly meeting in April. If the college decides to
recommend discontinuation of the department, the Regents
will make the final decision.
Originally, the review committee was only going to be con-
prised of Brazer, Fine and Cain. The college later added
Kluge after Nystuen complained that the committee lacked a
representative from the natural sciences.
BRAZER SAID HE and the other members of the commit-
tee were chosen because of their integrity and status as
social scientists. "We are capable of making rational
judgments," he said.
Knott said that the review committee is in no way bound to
what he or the executive committee says.' "They are free to
reach any conclusions they want," he said.
Nystuen, who said he would "have chosen another commit-
tee," voiced his dissatisfaction with Brazer and Fine to Vice-
President for Academic Affairs Bill Frye. Frye, however,
See CHAIRMAN, Page 10
Students plow through snow
By DENISE FRANKLIN
The first look out the window yester
day brought a glimmer of hope to man3
students. With six inches of newfaller
snow on the ground, it looked as if
classes might be cancelled.
Alas, no such luck.
"WE ARE WAITING for the County
Road Commission to issue a 'red alert'
warning before we cancel classes," ex-
plained Vice-President For Academic
Affairs Bill Frye. The decision to cancel
classes rests with Frye and Vice-
President and Chief Financial Officer
The possibility of a red alert exists,
Frye said. The Detroit Weather Service
expects 6 to 12 inches of wet snow to ac-
cumulate by this morning. Students
should listen to WUOM or call the in-
dividual departments to find out if
classes have been cancelled, Frye said.'
The storm, which hit Monday night,
put the city in a yellow alert situation.
THIS MEANS the roads are icy and
driving conditions are hazardous, ac-
cording to University officials. Classes
remained open yesterday, although
heads of operating units were free to
allow staff members to leave early
because of the weather conditions, the
Campus snow operations were run-
ning smoothly last night. The Univer-
sity Plant Department expected to have
campus route salted or sanded early
Meanwhile, the North Campus Bus
Service was a little behind schedule,
but still running. The Vehicle
See CITY, Page 2
The housing safari
.but wre not alone
By The Associated Press
Driven by high winds, the biggest
storm of the winter swept from the
Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes
yesterday, bringing blinding snow and
bone-chilling cold that contributed to at
least seven deaths, including one
Tornadoes struck to the south,
.meanwhile, killing at least one person
in Texas and hitting a grade school in
Alabama. Two of the students and a bus
driver were seriously injured.
SCHOOLS IN MORE than a dozen
Michigan counties were closed yester-
day because of the snow and the state
-House of Representatives canceled its
afternoon session. The National
Weather Service forecast up to six in-
See NATION, Page 2
By PAMELA KRAMER
In most normal college towns, apartment-hunting can be a
pleasant experience - you can jump in the car on Saturday
afternoon with classified ads in hand, knowing somewhere
out there that "special place" you'll soon call home is
But, of course, Ann Arbor is not normal. A vacancy rate of
less than one percent brings an entirely different meaning to
apartment-hunting here. The expletives used by students to
describe the task are endless.
"IT'S A PAIN in the ass, that's what it is," LSA junior Joan
Ring said. "Some of the places around here can be so nice,
but the others are pits."
Since housing competition is so stiff, many students go
knocking door to door in search of vacancies, while others
have resorted to offering cash rewards to anyone who can
See CONNECTIONS, Page 3
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Snow advisory in effect
SNOW ADVISORY was put into effect yesterday
by the city administrator's office and will
continue today. Car-owners should park their
cars on the even-numbered side of the street,
beginning this morning. The snow advisory will stay in ef-
fect until the city determines the emergency to be over.
grappling in competition with girls? No way, said the Board
of Education, thereby cutting short the budding wrestling
careers of Caroline Lee and Julie Puffer, both 14-year-olds
in the 9th grade at Central. At first, wrestling coach Robert
Stadlander couldn't understand why anyone would object to
the girls' competing. He had second thoughts, though. "I
guess it's that it isn't ladylike for girls to tumble around on
the floor with boys," he said. Q
The City Council in fashionable Palm Beach recently
adopted unanimously an ordinance requiring joggers and
other athletes to wear "some dress" above the waist. An
exception would be made at the beach, where men would
still be free to swim bare-chested. "Beauty is in the eye of
the beholder," City Councilman Walter Rathburn said. "A
270-pound man bicycling in short shorts may be beautiful to
his eye, but he's not to my eye." Women are probably in-
veteran. One side of the map shows a close-up of center city
and historic sites; the other shows main routes of
Philadelphia and their access roads. Capt. Nicholas Mar-
tino of the Traffic District said the reactions have been in-
teresting. "You hand them a map. They're stunned, but
they like it," he said.
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