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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, July 10, 1980-Page 1i
REP. URGES NAVY PROBE
Assaults reported. on ship

C LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A
California congressman is urging the
Navy to investigate reports that a gang
called "The Dirty Dozen" is dealing
drugs, loan-sharking and assaulting
sailors onboard the USS Norton Sound.
The missile test ship is already
plagued by charges of lesbianism
against eight sailors and of sexual
hrassment against a male ptty of-
ficer who faces a court-martial today.
IN, ADDITION, Fireman's Appren-
tice Bill Kenny claimed on Monday he
was attacked by Dirty Dozen members
on a street near Long Beach Harbor
where the ship is in for repairs. Kenny
was one of two crewmen stabbed
aboard the ship at its Port Hueneme,
Calif., berth in May.
And some on the ship reportedly
believe a woman's disappearance
overboard nine months ago was mur-
der, not suicide as the Navy ruled.
"We have numerous reports about
icidences of loan-sharking and drug-
dealing - all unsubstantiated," said
Deane Dana, an aide to Rep. Robert
Dornan (R-Calif.). "There is definitely
some sort of a thug-type element on-
board, but whether it is organized we
don't know."
HE SAID Dornan's office heard the
complaints while investigating the in-
cidents involving Kenny, a constituent.
"What we've heard is disturbing,"
Dana said, although he declined to be
specific.
Contract te
policies quo
(Continued from Page 3
the fall term of the final year of the con-
tract that he or she would not be re-
appointed at the conclusion of a con-
tract.
THE FORMER assistant professor
said he had believed a reappointment
review was customarily conducted
during the final year of a contract, and
that if the contract were terminated,
the faculty member received a ter-
minal, one-year appointment.
Marwil derives his belief from at
least one humanities department
document titled "Policy on Contract
Renewal for Non-Tenured Faculty."
He claims the 1978 reappointment
review - following hard on the heels of
heated departmental meetings during
which Marwil and Mathes clashed over
the department's hiring policies - was
unorthodox for two reasons: first, the
review was not conducted in the final
year of his contract, and second, the
administrative committee - Mathes,
Loomis, and Stevenson - conducted
the review instead of an ad hoc group.
THE UNIVERSITY maintains that
the Standard Practice Guide is the final
authority regarding contract ter-
mination procedures. The defendants
claim that the Guide does not proscribe
reappointment reviews conducted prior
to the year of contract expiration and
that reviews conducted at such time are
not subject to the department policy
requiring the establishment of an ad
hoc review committee.
During his cross-examination, Ver-
cruysse argued that throughout Mar-
wil's six years on the faculty, the depar-
tment had continually questioned his

He added that should evidence from
the lesbianism hearings - which get
under way July 14 against three of the
eight women threatened with dismissal
- back up allegations made in the Ken-
ny investigation, "Dornan would be
remiss not to submit this information to
the appropriate investigatory arm of
the Congress."
All investigations so far are internal.
In San Diego, Navy Master Chief Jim
McDonough said: "There are rumors of
such a gang. So far we have not un-
covered anything to substantiate the
rumors."
ON WEDNESDAY, Lt. Cmdr. Mark
Baker confirmed a court-martial will
begin today against Petty Officer Craig
Norman. "Norman is charged with of-
fenses concerning sexual harassment,"
Baker said.
A woman who called The Associated
Press on Friday claiming to be one of 61
women among the Norton Sound's crew
of 375 said six women originally com-
plained individually about sexual
harassment. Those complaints were
dismissed.
"It took all six of us girls to get
together and make a statement," said
the woman, who would not identify her-
self. "We told the captain that if
something didn't happen, we were
going to bring it out - call
congressmen or something."
AT A SECOND screening in-
rmination
estioned
scholarly production. The attorney fur-
ther attempted to show that Marwil's
articles were published in journals of
sometimes questionable scholarly
value.
Marwil said he realized his desire to
produce books instead of frequent ar-
ticles put him at odds with accepted
department expectations, but added
that he finally relented and wrote four
articles for publication.
The trial enters its fourth day today
as Vercruysse resumes his cross-
examination. Marwil's first witness
following his direct testimony on Mon-
day and Tuesday is expected to be
called today. That witness will
probably be Humanities Prof. David
Hughes, who became a member of the
department administrative committee
in 1979 and opposed termination of
Marwil's contract.
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vestigation, the case was revived and
Norman was eventually ordered to
stand trial by court-martial, Baker
said. The caller said she called the AP
because the women were afraid nothing
would happen at the court-martial.
She said she and another woman
stood night watch together because
they were afraid. "We were up there on
the fantail with knives because we were
terrified," she said.
Kenny, 19, said Monday's attack has
merely increased the fear he has felt

since the stabbing two months ago.
Kenny was stabbed three times while
asleep in his bunk the morning of May
2.
HE CLAIMS he was attacked because
he refused to be "muscled" by the Dirty
Dozen. He said gang members have
beaten fresh recruits with hammers
and once tossed a bucket.of water on a
man holding a live power line.
At Dornan's urging, the Naval In-
spector General's office is now in-
vestigating the May stabbing.

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