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Vol. LIX, No. 21 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 30, 1978 Ten Cents ' Ten Pages

rej ects
Ciircuit Court Judge Patrick Conlin
yesterday refused to allow a group of
tenants and tenant advocates to par-
cipate as parties with the city in the
efense of two tenant-oriented city
harter amendments.
The two amendments, approved by
city voters in April after massive
tenant group campaigns and little
organized landlord opposition, deal
with a tenants' rights booklet and
illegal and unenforceable lease clauses.
amendments is being challenged by a
group of citizens in a lawsuit against
he city. The group of 13 plaintiffs in-
ludes several Ann Arbor landlords.
Conlin did, however, invite the tenant
dvocates to submit brieds to the court
upporting their argument as "amicus
uriae"'-friends of the court.
The "Fair Rental Information Act"
alls for landlords to distribute a tenan-
' rights booklet with leases. The three-
art booklet, which would replace an
xisting booklet, would explain tenants
ights in three variations: landlord,
enant advocate, and city versions.
Jonathan Rose, a Student Legal Ser-
vices attorney representing the tenant
~dvocates, argued that such a book is
jecessary to show tenants which source
tenant rights information is from. He"
maid the existing booklet is based on
many landlord-tenant advocate com-
romise opinions.
"LAW IS NOT an exact science,"
aid Rose. The extent of tenant rights
epends on how various laws are inter-
reted, he added and emphasized the
mportance for tenants to know who is
terpreting the law-in the booklet.
Lansing attorney Arthur Clyne, who
s representing the plaintiffs, said the
hree part booklet is unreasonable and
incapable of performance." He ex-
ressed doubt that the section written
See JUIDGE, Page 2
" Israeli Prime Minister Mena-
chem Begin is in satisfactory
condition in a hospital in
Jerusalem. The 65-year-old
statesman is suffering from
fatigue after a grueling three
weeks in which the Camp David
agreements were reached and
later approved by the Israeli
parliament. See the story on
Page 2.
For happenings, weather
and local briefs,
see TODAY, page 3.

World shocked


sudden loss

of John -Paul I

From AP and UPI
VATICAN CITY - The body of Pope
John Paul I, his face serene in a death
no one expected, lay in state in his
papal palace yesterday as the Roman
Catholic church set in motion for the
second time in as many months the
2,000-year-old process of choosing a
A stunned world expressed surprise
and sorrow at the sudden death of the
65-year-old pontiff who died alone of a
heart attack Thursday night while lying
in bed reading a book of religious
devotion. His private secretary found
him early yesterday morning, the lights
still burning at his bedside, the book
still in his hands.
JOHN PAUL'S reign lasted only 34
days, the briefest in nearly four cen-
turies. It was a reign highlighted by his

Pope John Paul I
POPE JOHN PAUL I blessed the crowd in St. Peter's Square on the morning of
his coronation. Thursday night, Sept. 28, 1978, he died of a heart attack.

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ready smile and parish-priest manner
that won him immediate affection. His
personal style was humble and warm-
hearted, and Romans loved him for it.
"Rome is in a state of shock," Bishop
Paul Dudley of Minneapolis said at the
Vatican. The eternal city was still
mourning the death on August 6 of Pope
.Paul VI and a Vatican attendant,
echoing the thoughts of 700 million
Catholics, said, "It's impossible, it
cannot be true. He had opened his arms
to all of us and now he is gone so
Some readers received an
insert with yesterday's paper in-
forming them of the death of
Pope John Paul I early Friday
morning. Unfortunately, not all
Dailys contained the insert, and
we feel an explanation is in order.
The news of the pope's death was
reported by the Associated Press
wire at 1:49 a.m.-approximately
two hours after our deadline,
making it impossible for us to run
it in Friday's paper. When we
learned of the death, three Daily
staffers began running off copies
of the AP story on our copy
machine and stuffing them into
the papers. However, we started
too late to stuff all the
papers-only about three-
quarters of them contained inser-
ts. We endeavored to bring the
news to as many readers as
possible. We regret that some
subscribers were deprived.
The body of the 263rd pontiff, clad in
his red and white papal vestments, lay
on a bier in the marbled papal palace,
his white silk miter resting on green
and silver pillows, as nearly 100,000
mourners, numb with grief and sur-
prise, passed by.
UNDER HIS left arm was the silver
bishop's staff topped by a crucifix. On
his feet were the bright red "shoes of
the fisherman" symbolizing the Roman

Catholic belief that pope's are the suc-
cessors of St. Peter, the fisherman from
Galilee who became Christ's main
All the church bells of Rome tolled in
mourning at noon. By mid-afternoon,
Vatican police estimated that up to
20,000 persons had viewed the body,
lining up in silence, many saying
prayers under a warm sun along the
colonnades in vast St. Peter's Square.
The crowds of mourners seemed
larger than those that came out to see
Paul's body, although many Romans
were away on vacation when the
previous pontiff died.
"HERE WE ARE again to cry for the
death of another pope," Archbishop
Aurelio Sabattani told thousands atten-
ding a Mass in St. Peter's. He described
the dead pontiff as a man "who carried
with him the smile of God."
Messages of condolence, poured into
the Vatican from throughout the world.
President Carter expressed his "deep
sadness." Evangelist Billy Graham
said in Stockholm that "God may have
a message for the world" through the
recent deaths of two popes and a
Russian Orthodox church leader.
When John Paul's body was
discovered, Vatican Secretary of State
Cardinal Jean Villot of France, the
church chamberlain, rushed into the
room carrying a ritual silver hammer.
A Vatican doctor was with him.
VILLOT LIGHTLY tapped the late
pope on the forehead three times with
the hammer and called the pontiff by
his given name three times in Latin:
"Albino, Albino, Albino. Are you
When there was no reply Villot
pronounced the pontiff dead, grasped
the pontiff's hand and removed the gold
ring of the fisherman, symbolizing
papal power, and smashed it with the
hammer, signalling the end of John
Paul's brief reign.
With the ritual finished, Villot then
went to John Paul's apartment on the
same floor of the palace and supervised
See WORLD, Page 7

Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA) chairman
Shaw Livermore said yesterday that
while faculty members share many of
the same "anxieties" as do students
over their role in the selection process'
of the University's next president, his
committee is presently satisfied with
its role in that process.
"SACUA as of this Monday is content
among alternatives to proceed the way
we are proceeding," Livermore said.
BUT LIVERMORE also stressed that
discussion of faculty participation is
continuously open at SACUA's weekly
meetings. Livermore said he plans to
raise the issue at each future meeting.
SACUA will be discussing the issue of
faculty, student-and alumni represen-
tation in the selection process with
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA)
President Eric Arnson at SACUA's next
meeting on Monday. MSA recently
passed a resolution declaringthe selec-
tion process "woefully inadequate"
because it does not guarantee student
representation in the decision-making
The MSA resolution states that "until
such time as the plan for student-
representation as agreed to by the
Regents is found adequate by the
Michigan Student Assembly" MSA will

boycott the selection process.
SACUA IS the committee elected by
the approximately sixty-five member
Faculty Senate to advise that body.
Senate representatives are elected by
the faculty of each University depar-
Livermore admitted that if "I were
making recommendations, I'd say the
faculty should do it (the selecting)"
because the faculty has "'the
predominant if not the preeminent in-
terest" in who the next president is.
Livermore said the faculty is more af-
fected by who is president than are
students because faculty must work
more closely and for a longer period of
time with the president.
But Livermore explained that beside
the fact that the Regents are con-
stitutionally mandated to select the
president, it would be a "disaster
politically" for them not to. "The
University depends on public support
and the public's link to the University is
the Regents," he said.
LIVERMORE'S comments were
echoed by SACUA Vice-Chairman and
Dentistry professor Richard Corpron
and Social Work professor and SACUA
member Jesse Gordon. Both expressed
.satisfaction with SACUA's decision to
endorse its capacity in the selection

Eyen though they serve in only ad-
visory capacity, Livermor said that the
"faculty will think of every way that is
reasonable to influence the final
Although he termed the chance of the
Regents choosing a president that is not
on either the student, faculty, or alumni"
lists "remote," Livermore conceded
that the Regents had to guard their
right to make the final decision in case
a last-second candidate became
available and because of the large
number of legitimate competing in-
terests who would want to decide the,
issue if given the opportunity.
"THERE IS NO way the process can
be committed to certain people,
because others would instantly object,"
he said.
But MSA representatives expressed
fears that the entire selection process
See ADVISORY, Page 7

Toga! Toga Toga! Toga!

Civil rights violat1ons hit

Civil rights activist Charlene Mitchell
told a Trotter House audience of 40 last
night that political repression is still a
reality in the United States for people
fighting to change the status quo.
Mitchell, who is executive secretary
of the National Alliance Against Racist
and Political Repression, said
President Carter has ignored civil
liberties violations at home and termed
his international human rights cam-
paign "demagogic."
"THERE ARE VERY serious en-
croachments on the rightssofrthose of
us who fight for social change," she
Mitchell went on to give litany of
cases over the past few years which she
said exemplified the lack of political
rights in the U.S. "Repression in this
country is a .nationalized thing," she
commented. "There may not be much
nationalized in this country, but
repression is."
The alliance, a five-year-old
organization, has been involved in
defense campaigns on behalf of a num-
ber of groups and individuals it conten-
ded were prosecuted because of their

been released on parole, and two more
are expected to be freed later this year.
HOWEVER, MITCHELL said justice
has still not been served in the case.
"Clearly, they're innocent--there's
no way you can say they are guilt," she
Benjamin Chavis, a minister and best

known of the Wilmington 10, is not
eligible for parole until 1980.
FOLLOWING THE conviction of the
10, the principal prosecution witnesses
'in the case have recanted their
testimony against the group, claiming

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Business School dean

The women who garnered the highest
ratings were the ones with the most
bare flesh. And for the men, cute legs
were the deciding factor.
The University's first Mr: and Ms.
Toga contest was underway.
fraternity and Alpa 'Delta Phi sorority
weren't garbed in bed sheets just to
keep cool on a scorching September
night. Rather, they were part of the
toga craze which, spawned by the
National Lampoon film "Animal
House," has hit college campuses
The film depicts a group of trouble-
making frat members who, in 1962,
decide that holding a Roman-style toga
party is one way to start a ruckus.
The Mr. and Ms. Toga contest wasn't
the only activity going on at Sigma
Phi's toga party, styled with fountains
of alcohol like those shown in the movie.
ACCORDING TO Alpha Delta Phi
junior Patty Fregolle, the loose-fitting
togas brought some excitement so some
60 students that attended the event.
"Someone took off his toga and gave
all the girls a thrill," Fregolle recalled.
And the chanting of "To-ga ! To-ga !
To-ga!" has not been limited to Greeks
on campus.
EAST QUAD fun-seekers boast that
their dormitory had the largest toga
party on campus, attracting 400 of the
bed sheet set. And Markley, South
Quad, and Couzens Hall all have had
toga festivities of some sort, although
on a limited scale.
But freshman Cam Striewski, an
East Quad resident, complained that
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Gilbert Whitaker of Texas Christian
University (TCU) has been nominated
as the new dean of the University
Graduate School of Business Ad-
Whitaker, 46, will replace Floyd
Bond, dean of the business school since
1960, beginning next term if the Regents
approve the search committee's
WHITAKER HAS been dean of TCU's
M.J. Neeley School of Business since
July 1976. Before that, he was ana
associate dean of the Washington
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