The Michigan Daily-Thursday, January 6, 1983-Page 3
state high court
By BILL SPINDLE
University law school Prof. Wade
McCree said yesterday that he had
been contacted by incoming Gov.
James Blanchard's office to see if he
would consider an appointment to the
state Supreme Court.
Speculation that the post could be of-
fered to him arose recently when in-
coming Gov. Blanchard claimed a last
minute judicial appointment by
outgoing Gov. William Milliken was un-
constitutional. Blanchard claims he
should have the right to choose the suc-
cessor to Justice Blair Moody, who died
MCCREE SAID the position has not
been officially offered to him and he
wasn't sure if it would be. Blanchard
reportedly is waiting until the con-
troversy surrounding the appointment
is resolved before making the appoin-
"There's been speculation about
this," McCree said, "(but) if your
speaking of a formal offer the answer is
Blanchard and Attorney General
Frank Kelley are challenging the
December appointment of Dorothy
Comstock Riley to the state's highest
court after Moody's death two weeks
after he was elected to a new eight-year
MILLIKEN claims that Riley can serve
until the next general election, but
Blanchard and Kelley say that her right
to serve expired with Moody's term.
Should the solution to the problem,
now in the Michigan Court of Appeals,
fall Blanchard's way McCree is repor-
tedly near the top of his list of possible
appointees. Blanchard's office has
refused to comment on contacting Mc-
Cree or on the challenge of Riley's ap-
McCree said that he hasn't given the
situation a lot of serious thought at this
"I haven't engaged in a lot of
speculation about it," hesaid, "It's like
asking someone what they would do if
they won a lottery,"
ALTHOUGH he didn't rule out the
possibility of accepting the post if it
were offered, McCree said he had a
"commitment" to the students and
faculty members of the law school..
McCree said that his background -
including judicial terms in the
Michigan Circuit Court, U.S. District
Court of Appeals, and an appointment
as the U.S. Solicitor General - may
have contributed to the speculation that
the post would be offered to him.
"If you're looking for a reason . . . I
suppose that is why my name was tossed
about," he said.
Yesterday in the Supreme Court, at-
torneys for Riley urged against a
motion by Kelley asking the court to
deal with the case immediately rather
than let it go through the normal
progression of appeals.
Riley's lawyers said the move was
without legal merit and that there had
not been enough time to develop and
refine adequately the issues involved.
The embattled justice's brief insisted
her continued participation in court
business while the matter is pending
will not in any way taint the decisions
that are reached.
The United Press International
filed a report for this story.
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP)-
Mayor Wilce Cooke wants Benton Har-
bor's citizens to buy guns to protect
themselves from criminals, and he said
yesterday he is applying for a pistol
"Every home should have a weapon
to protect the individuals who reside
there," Cooke said, repeating a call to
arms he delivered at Monday's city
commission meeting. "That is your
Sam Watson, who heads the police
force as director of public safety, sees
"WHEN YOU start to ask a com-
munity to arm itself, you're asking for
trouble," said Watson.
He and Cooke agree, however, that
the city's 21-person police force should
be beefed up.
Cooke made his statement to the
commission after it adopted a
resolution to "declare war on crime"in
this southwest Michigan city of 16,000
people. The mayor told commissioners
an armed populace is an effective
deterrent to crime.
COOKE SAID his job as an emergen-
cy room nurse at a local hospital rein-
forces his belief that citizens need guns.
"I see a lot of people who come into
the emergency room after home in
vasions," Cooke said, adding that he
plans to buy a pistol and apply for a
permit to carry it.
Watson maintains police should be
the city's crime fighters and that Ben-
ton Harbor's crinie problems are being
"blown out of propor'ion."
The mayor's home wws burglarized in
December, and Cooke lost $800 worth of
possessions. But he said yesterday that
the burglary was not the reason he is
urging his constituents to buy firearms.
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Study says businesses
prefer broader training
Officials help reduce
', typewriter thefts
By JERRY ALIOTTA
The combined effort of public safety
officers, the Ann Arbor Police Depar-
tment, and concerned University staff
members has led to a marked reduction
in the theft of University typewriters.
A telephone call to the University's.
Safety Department reporting a
suspicious person walking out of the
Fleming Administration Building with
a typewriter led to the Dec. 1 arrest of
Arthur James Wells, 29, of Detroit.
Wells has since confessed to the theft
of more than 20 typewriters from
THERE WAS a fine example of
cooperation shown by the staff member
who made the call, said Public Safety
Director Walter Stevens. The witness
identified Wells in a picture shown to
her by the safety department, Stevens
The case was turned over to Ann Ar-
bor Police, who made the arrest. Detec-
tive Craig Roderick spotted Wells at S.
University and Church St., putting an
apparent end to the 30 percent increase
in property thefts that plagued the
University during fall term.
AT HIS arraignment Dec. 14, Wells
entered a guilty plea. He is currently
being held in Washtenaw County Jail
Safety officers say Wells has
cooperated with the police since his
arrest, but authorities have been able to
recover only five of the typewriters.
"He sold to various people that he
claims he didn't know," Stevens said.
"We want to recover as much as we
can," said Police Detective David
Jachalke, "but we haven't recovered as
much as we'd like to."
Wells will be sentenced on Jan. 28 in
Washtenaw County Circuit Court and
faces up to five years in prison and/or a
char es in
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Delhey said yesterday that charges
were dropped because Patterson, a
Canadian, could not be extradited for a
Patterson has not filed a complaint
against Willard for possible use of ex-
cessive force, Delhey said.
Patterson could not be reached for
By LAURIE DELATER
The route taken to top executive
positions in American business is
changing, a Unviersity study has
The survey of current American
business leaders, conducted by four
University business professors, in-
dicates that corporations today look
,more for executives with broader
educational backgrounds and less for
those with specialized training.
MORE THAN 1,600 newly-promoted
executives responded to the questions
asked by Profs. Floyd Bond, Herbert
Hildebrandt, Edwin Miller, and Alfred
Swinyard of the University's Graduate
School of Business Administration.
Miller said the study showed that
general management, in which only 4.3
percent of the executives started their
careers, was the major area of respon-
sibility in which 48.9 percent were last
employed prior to their recent
When asked about the fastest track to
the top, the executives answered
marketing sales (30.1 percent), general
management/administration (28.4 per-
cent) as well as finance/accounting
TODAY'S executives are also better
educated than their predecessors, Miller
said. The study shows that 93.1 percent
of the executives hold college degrees
and that the education level of the top
officers is increasing every year.
The proportion of executives with
graduate degrees has increased more
than 25 percent over the past 10 years,
Most of the executives surveyed held
degrees in business administration
(33.8 percent), engineering (26 per-
cent), or social science, including
economics (15.2 percent).
Among these executives, most un-
dergraduate degree holders attended
either the Universities of Illinois or
Michigan. At the graduate level, Har-
vard topped the list, followed by
Michigan, New York University,
Columbia, Chicago, Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology, Stanford, and
About two-thirds of the executives
recommend business administration or
engineering at the undergraduate level
as preparation for a career in
IN RANKING the importance of
specific courses, business com-
munication ranked first, followed by
finance and accounting, business policy
and planning, marketing, computer/in-
formation science, economics, public
policy, and business law.
Although the vast majority of these
executives were male (98.9 percent),
Miller said the number of women in
management positions is increasing. A
few years ago, he said, few women held
such positions and the trend will con-
tinue as the number of women in
graduate business programs grows.
The Ann Arbor Libertarian League meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the
basement of Dominick's, 812 Monroe St. The League welcomes students or
staff members interested in-joining.
Cinema Guild-The Graduate, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Physical Chemistry-Seminar, "Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
of Colloidal Silver," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Music-Piano Chamber Music Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Med. Center Bible Study-Meeting, 12:30 p.m., F2230 Mott Children's
Campus Crusade For Christ-Meeting, 7 p.m., 2003 Angell Hall.
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginning class, 7 p.m., Intermediate class, 8
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