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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 75

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, December 7, 1978

Ten Cents

Fourteen Pages

calls off
$5 fine
PIRGIM is calling off its campaign
for a city charter amendment to make
underage drinking subject to a five
dollar fine.
PIRGIM - the Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan - began
ollecting signatures last Thursday to
et the referendum on the city's April
ballot. The drive was in response to the
overwhelming passage in November of
Proposal D, which raises the legal
drinking age in the state from 18 to 21,
effective December 22.
ON TUESDAY, the City Council
passed the first draft of an ordinance
Which will make drinking by 18- to 21-
year-olds a penalty subject to the five
dollar fine. Rather than duplicate the
council's ordinance, PIRGIM decided
to drop their own attempt to institute
the same five dollar fine through the
referendum process.
PIRGIM was also sponsoring a
second ballot proposal that would im-
pose the five dollar fine for individuals
caught buying liquor for under-aged
friends. The City Council-passed or-
dinance covers that area too, so
PIRGIM withdrew that petition drive
as well.
The biggest difference between the
two is that the Council ordinance could
See PIRGIM, Page 7



won athletics
With Wire Service Deports
The federal government announced yesterday that major
revenue-producing college sports may be exempt from federal
Title IX sex discrimination guidelines.
Speaking at a news conference, HEW Secretary Joseph
Califano stated that the proposed policy interpretations
"recognize that intercollegiate football, in particular, is unique
among sports at some institutions", and that compliance with
Title IX in these cases may be waived. The guidelines also suggest
that basketball, when involving competition on a national level,

, I

Better not pout, better not cryP Ph
Good old St. Nicholas is frisked by a Summit County (Ohio) sheriff's deputy after Santa's arrest Tuesday for allegedly
assaulting a jeweler who complained about the jolly elf's method of soliciting contributions. St. Nick, alias John
Kaufman, is the leader of a group of Santas from the Cleveland Temple of Hare Krishna. lie was booked on assault
charges. Ho, ho, ho.

Thomas may run for mayor

A Democratic mayoral primary
election this February seems likely as
Jessie Thomas, who has never before
held elected office, is expected to an-
niounce his candidacy at a press con-
ference Sunday.
Thomas has said he is unimpressed
by former City Councilman Jamie
Kenworthy, who announced his can-
didacy Tuesday.
THOMAS, HEAD of Planned Paren-
thood in Detroit, said yesterday he is
still "leaning toward running" despite

the official entry into the race of Ken-
worthy, a clear favorite of party
Another potential Democratic
mayoral candidate, Bob Faber, took
himself out of the running once Ken-
worthy officially announced his own in-
tention to seek the nomination. At a
party meeting Tuesday night, Faber-a
former Second Ward councilman-an-
nounced that he would join other party
regulars supporting Kenworthy.
Thomas, however, at that same
meeting made a plea for his own can-

Councilwoman Leslie Morris (D-
Second Ward) who was at the meeting
said "nobody said anything hostile" to
Thomas, although many party leaders
have admitted, privately, that
they've been politely trying to
discourage Thomas from running.
Last week Thomas had said he was
"aware that Mr. Kenworthy was in-
terested" in running. "At this point, I'm
riot satisfied with any of the people run-
ning, he said.

say, "I'm still leaning towards run-
ning," and that he will make his
decision known Sunday.
When Kenworthy announced his can-
didacy Tuesday afternoon, the former
Fourth Ward councilman said "I don't
expect a serious primary." He quickly
equivocated, however, and declined to
discuss whether his presence in the
race would discourage other candidates
from seeking the nomination.
But he added "I wouldn't be running
for mayor if I didn't think I had a good
chance to unify the party."
Kenworthy emerged as the clear
favorite of party regulars. some time
ago, after Mayor Albert Wheeler was
defeated and the Democrats were
reduced to a mere four seats on the ten-
member city council. One party leader
referred to Kenworthy as "the Ann Ar-
bor Democrats' Teddy Kennedy:"
The Democratic nominee will face
incumbent Republican Mayor Louis
Belcher in April.

may also deserve exempt status.
AT THE University, where the
Athletic Department is under
investigation by HEW for alleged sex
discrimination, this ruling could mean
that the University's athletic programs
as they are now are more likely to
comply with Title IX.
According to Assistant Athletic
Director Charles Harris, "If in fact,
football and basketball are excluded
from Title IX, the impact could be very
Around the country, Big Ten and
NCAA officials expressed happiness
with the new ruling, while womens'
rights groups expressed shock and
THERE HAVE been dramatic
increases in female participation in
sports since passage of the so-called
Title IX sex discrimination law six
years ago. But HEW said the latest
figures indicate that about 300,000 of the
400,000 students participating in
intercollegiate athletics are men, and
"on the average, colleges and
universities provide approximately ten
sports for men and only six for
Lynda Weston, of the Project on
Equal Education Responsibility in
Washington, said, "It looks like they,
blew a hole right down the middle of the
law." Her opinion was shared by
Margot Polivy, an attorney for the
Association for Intercollegiate
Athletics for Women (AIAW), who
stated that the proposed guidelines
merely "muddy" the issue. She said
they appear to accept a status quo in
which inter-collegiate -athletics are
dominated by men.
Many college sports officials,
however, applauded the decision.
THlE NEW standards "really help out
a lot," stated Neils Thompson,
president of NCAA. "To be able to let
football go really helps out a lot . . . it is
a substantial easing of the guidelines,"
he continued.
"Now we have a chance maybe to
meet the guidelines without destroying
See HEW, Page 7

co0mnutte e
idea nixed
University administrators yesterday
rejected a proposal by students to con-
sider creation of a University-wide
committee to review tenure decisions.
They also questioned the claim by the
students that ,the current tenure
process works in favor of prestigious
researchers who happen to be poor
DURING AN 11 a.m. meeting in the
Union, Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs Harold Shapiro stressed that
although the University as a whole
should "aspire to be more than we are"
in all areas, including teaching, the
students' suggestion had not been for-
mulated clearly enough for future
University President Robben
Fleming and Allen Smith, the Law
professor who will succeed him tem-
porarily in February, agreed the
teaching of undergraduates on campus
is not uniformly excellent, but pointed
to the over-use of teaching assistants as
a more serious problem than any faults
in the tenure process.
Smith in particular adamantly asser-
ted he did not accept "the basic
proposition that we have a bad faculty
or a non-teaching faculty."
Psychology Prof. Wilbert McKeachie;
who works in the Center for Research
on Learning and Teaching, all said they
See TENURE, Page 8

US. citizens flee
TEHRAN; Iran (AP) - Hundreds of U.S. dependents left
Iran yesterday, joining the growing exodus of foreign
workers fleeing anti-government violence that has enveloped
the country. Oil production continued to tumble because of a
crippling three-day strike by Iranian workers.
Meanwhile in Washington, the Carter administration
reiterated its support for the embattled Shah yesterday while
announcing plans for a new National Security Council study
of the Persian Gulf nation. The study will be led by former
Undersecretary of State George Ball, who will serve as a
$182-a-day consultant to the National Security Council. Ball
will develop recommendations for long-range policy in Iran
and the rest of the region, Carter said.
STATE DEPARTMENT spokesman Hodding Carter also
sid the United States has no intention of evacuating its
mbassy in Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Reliable sources reported that Iran's political opposition
" The U.S. expressed reserva-
tions over possible British arms
sales to China, claiming world L S
peace negotiations may be hin-
dered. See story, page 9.
" Bob Segler returned to the By LEONARD
Midwest to the tune of en- Amid pleas for uni
thusiastic fans Tuesday with an off against the ac
appearance at Crisler Arena. The newly-elected Liter,
often gutsy performance, full of Arts Student Gove
good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, took office last night,
was captured for posterity by our The seventeen-
photographer. See page 5. outlined its goalsn
ives for its comin
ki _ nd heard an ontin

Iran s violence
leader, Karim Sanjaby of the National Front, had been
released from detention last night. The report gave rise to
speculation that the 71-year-old Sanjaby, who was arrested
Nov. 8, had'been freed to help form a coalition government to
stem street violence.
Some reports say that as many as 15,000 foreigners have
left the country since September. Diplomatic sources,
however, estimated that up to 8,000 foreigners, including
some 5,500 American dependents, have left Iran in the last
two months.
ABOUT 45,000 Americans and 110,000 other foreigners
were in Iran last January when religious demonstrators
opposed to the shah's modernization reforms and political
foes seeking reforms in his authoritarian rule took to the
"It's not exactly a mass exodus - but it's not far off," a
Western diplomat said. "However, it should be noted that
many men are simply getting their families out until things
A-SG calls for
r atfirst meeting

Monk to masses: m editate
Meditation and compassion can erase
conflict between the individual and the :
world, said Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche,
head of a Tibetan Buddhism school in
New York, who will remain in town
through Saturday, conducting seminars"
at the Friends' Meeting House on Hill
Street, focusing on the teachings and Y.
practices of his religion.
Speaking softly in Tibetan, Rinpoche ,
explained through an interpreter he is
the embodiment of the holy being
Gylwa Karmapa, and that he is
periodically reincarnated in order to
enlighten those on earth. Rinpoche ,
claims he is now living out his 16th in-
"BEFORE I leave my body I predict x
about my future life," he said. "I leave
an extremely detailed and distinct
piece of writing which states where I
will be born." Rinpoche explained his
earetakers. Tibetan monks, use the

city and calls to face-
dministration, the
rature, Science and
ernment (LSA-SG)
-member council
and specific objec-
mg year-long tenure
riitic appraisal for

must face was echoed during the
meeting by most of the newly-elected
Many mentioned affirmative action
and minority rights, budget cuts,
tenure procedures, admissions and
curricular decisions and campus labor
group rights as issues they hoppd to ad-
dress in the coming year.
OUTGOING Vice-President Jim

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