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VoL. LXXXIX, No 57 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 11, 1978 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
LSA lans review o honors program

Prompted by Honors Council Director
Otto Graf's retirement at the end of the
current academic year, the Literary
-College (LSA) has appointed an ad hoc
committee to review the college's
honors program.
Chaired by Political Science
Professor Harold Jacobson, the
committee has been given the task of
:evaluating the honors program and
making' recommendations about its
THE- LSA honors program gives
high-ranking students opportunities to
take honors courses. or honors sections

of courses, and receiving individual
academic counseling. Honors students
must meet certain requirements for
admission to the program, maintain
specified academic standards, and take
several honors courses each term.
Thursday and yesterday, the
committee distributed a program
evalution survey to honors students.
Hours after students found "LSA
Honors Evaluation Surveys" in their
mailboxes, rumors predicting the
cancellation of the honors program
began circulating, but honors
committee members insisted
cancellation was unlikely.

"I really doubt that the program will
be abandoned," said Carolyn
Rosenberg, one of the two student
representatives on the committee.
CONCERN HAS also been expressed
over honors students' increased access
to faculty members, and the
' segregation which some believe exists
between honors and non-honors
"Honors is a misleading word,"
Hornback said. "It should be called 'A
Program for Students Who Want to
Work Hard,' but that's too long. It
would be nice if the whole college could
provide programs and counseling

services similar to those of the honors
program, but finances won't allow it,"
he added.
Rosenberg believes the committee
will address each of these problems as
well as examining the validity of the
honors thesis.
The relative merits of honors housing
and possible programs to increase
interaction between all students might
also be discussed, Rosenberg said.
"THE REVIEW is a normal sort
of thing," Jacobson said. "We
will see whether any innovations would
make sense. The cancellation is an
option, but I'm personally skeptical

that it will occur.
The committee is currently accepting
faculty and student comments about
the honors program. Several letters
have already been received from
faculty members challenging the
fairness of the program and its
admission guidelines.
"No one has yet tackled the problem
of which students are most capable,"
Rosenberg said.
ONE QUESTION on the survey asked
whether honors students have an
advantage over non-honors students
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Mideast talks stall

on Palestinian issue

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new, har-
dened Egyptian position on the
Palestinian question prompted Israel's
top negotiators to leave the Mideast
peace talks yesterday to confer with
Prime Minister Menachem Begin in
Canada. In response, Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat said he would
"not be astonished" if negotiations
broke down.
Hours later, it was announced that
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance will
meet with Begin in New York
While Vance's plans were being an-
nounced by the State Department, a
White House official portrayed
President Carter as becoming in-
creasingly worried about the talks.
THE NEW Egyptian proposals that
led to the recall of the Israeli
negotiators called for a specific Israeli
timetable for setting up a Palestinian
civil authority on the West Bank of the
Jordan River and in the Gaza district.
The White House official, insisting
that he not be named, said, "1 think for
the first time there has begun to
become a sort of gnawing concern
about this thing."
He stressed that Carter remains
generally optimistic about the talks and
believes Israel and Egypt eventually
will sign a treaty.
BUT IT WAS understood that failure
of the talks is no longer considered by
Carter to be out of the question.
"For the first time, that little dark
cloud on the horizon, it's there," the of-
ficial said.
The impact on the negotiations of
Egypt's position on the Palestinian
question was not immediately clear as.
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan. and
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman flew to
Toronto to seek instructions from Begin,
who is on an official visit. The visit ends
tomorrow and Begin will return to
Israel through New York. Vance will
meet briefly with the prime minister
tomorrow evening while "he changes
planes," the State Department said.
DAYAN TOLD reporters here that
Egypt had tabled "a new list of
requests and demands'" to link the
peace treaty with Egypt to future
negotiations over the Palestinians.
"Our position is that there shouldn't

be a linkage or even a mixture of the
discussions," Dayan said, "that we
should do one thing at a time."
Asked about reports that President
Anwar Sadat considers the negotiations
as verging on a breakdown, Dayan
replied: "If he tries hard, he can
achieve that."
THE PEACE talks were already
snagged over Israel's efforts to
eliminate a provision in the preamble
that linked the treaty to a second round
of negotiations aimed ata comprehen-
sive Middle East settlement.
The new Egyptian proposals would
require Israel to make a number of
commitments in the treaty package to
implement its offer of full autonomy for
the 1.1 million Palestinians living on the
West Bank of the Jordan River and in
Israel considers the two sets of

negotiations to be essentially separate.
As a result, while standing on a com-
mitment to negotiate'with Egypt, Jor-
dan and Palestinian Arabs on the future
of the Israeli-occupied territories,
Israeli negotiators are trying to weaken
the link.
PRESIDENT Carter, at a news con-
ference Thursday in Kansas City, urged
the two sides to accept existing pream-
ble language. He said it was
"adequate" in reflecting their mutual
commitment to deal with the
Palestinian question.
After Carter spoke, Boutros Ghali,
the acting Egyptian foreign minister,
presented to the Israelis on Thursday
night his negotiators' new instructions
from President Anwar Sadat. Ghali
made the presentation in a more than
See MIDEAST, Page 5

Angolans fear
S. Africa attack

Skirting the taboos
Marin College behavioral sciences major Bill Cushing, 34, says he is battling the American male taboo by always
wearing a skirt. He resents being labeled a transvestite, however. "I'm a macho dude. You can ask my girlfriend,"
he says.

yesterday claimed that South Africa is
massing 22,000 troops along the
Namibian border and warned it will
call in Cuban forces if Pretoria attacks.
Angola's U.N. Ambassador Elisio de
Figuieredo told newsmen at the United
Nations that intelligence reports in-
dicated South Africa will strike at
villages and towns three to four miles
inside Angola north of the Namibian
DE FIGUEIREDO said the intelli-
gence information had been given to
black African states who are pressing
the U.N. Security Council for economic
sanctions against South Africa.
The 15-member Council scheduled a
meeting on Namibia yesterday after-
Angolan intelligence has "detected a
massing of South African troops along
the border between Namibia and
Angola," de Figueiredo said. "We have
a figure of 22,000 massing along the
ANGOLA HAS declared a state of
emergency, and "our troops are cer-
tainly prepared in case of attack from
South Africa," the ambassador said. A
dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed in
four Angolan provinces on Thursday.
"If we cannot defend against a
massive attack, we will be calling on
our friends certainly for help - in-
cluding the Cubans," de Figueiredo
The Marxist Angola regime won the
civil war in the former Portuguese
colony against two pro-Western
guerrilla organizations with the help of

'U' plans energy program

Cuban troops. There are still an
estimated 15,000 Cuban troops in
De Figueiredo also said South
African reconnaissance planes have
swept "a hundred or so miles inside our
country," and "the violation of our air-
space continues."
South Africa has complained that
Angola provides bases for guerrilla
groups operating in Namibia, par-
ticularly the South West Africa Peoples
Organization, which the United Nations
recognizes as the representative of the
Namibian people.
More than 40 candidates will begin
cranking up their publicity campaigns
for positions on Literature, Science and
Arts Student Government (LSA-SG)
today, as the filing deadline for that
election passed last night.
As of last night's election meeting, 15
independent and 25 party-affiliated
candidates entered the race for the 15
available executive council seats on
LSA-SG. The following parties, in order
of their appearance on the ballot, have
entered candidates: People's Action
Coalition (PAC), Young Socialist
Alliance (YSA), Student Organizing
Committee (SOC), United Students,
and the Bullshit Party.
ONLY CURRENT council and PAC

If University housing residents
received some kind of automatic
reward every time they turned off an
unnecessary light, George Sanfacon's
job might be a little easier.
Unfortunately for the Housing
Division Energy Manager, such a
positive reinforcement system is not
possible, and Sanfacon must resort to
alternate means for controlling the
division's energy costs.
"THE BIGGEST challenge that

Housing faces in its eniergy conser-
vation program is establishing residen-
ce hall programs where students and
staff consistently contribute to energy
conservation," said Sanfacon.
While the University may have
trouble convincing students to conserve
energy, several capital projects
designed to save energy have already
been completed and show signs of
positive results, according to Sanfacon.
Such improvements include the in-
stallation of extra roof insulation,
automatic steam control devices, and
double-pane glass in many windows.
According to a report recently
released by the Housing Office, capital
improvement projects completed in the
fiscal year 1976-77 saved enough energy
to account for 17 per cent of their costs.
The report said that if the price of raw
energy increases 20 per cent per year,

The consolidation plan, if approved
by the Regents at their meeting this
month, would call for the construction
of a large dining facility behind
Mosher-Jordan hall. The facility would
serve the students of Mosher-Jordan,
Stockwell, Alice Lloyd, and Couzens
residence halls. The cafeterias in those
dorms would be converted to extra
living space.
Housing officials claim such a move
would save money over the long run,
but students have raised some op-
position to the plan. Students complain
that the consolidation plan would lessen
the quality of dorm living and cause
residents inconveniences.
HOUSING Division Administrative
Associate James Anderson said if the
Regents do not approve the food service
consolidation plan, the portion of the
loan for the plan may be able to be

aerospace engineering from the
SANFACON said a more appropriate
title for his position would. be energy
engineer, since his work involves com-
piling and analyzing statistics and
designing conservation programs
rather than supervising personnel.
Sanfacon said he has received a.
warmer reception at times from mem-
bers of the University work force when
he introduces himself as an engineer
rather than as a manager.
AnothernHousingDivision energy
saving project currently underway is a
lighting survey being conducted by
student employees to determine where
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