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The '70s

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Ninety Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol.XC, No. 80 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 12, 1979 24 Pages plus Supplement


readies to
leave job
With a few small piles of his books
lying on the floor of his office ready for.
moving, Interim University President
Allan Smith said yesterday he'll be
"relieved" when Harold Shapiro takes
over the Administration Building office
Jan. 1.
"When you get this close there's not
mjuch more you can do. It isn't very ex-
citing now until December 31," said
Smith, who will return to teaching in
the University's law school next
SMITH SAYS the changeover has
already affected some recent policy
decisions. "There have. . . within the
last ten days, at least, been . . . cases
where I have. said, 'This is your
problem not mine,"' the interim
president said.
When he leaves the post he has often
called "the best academic job in the
country," Smith says he will depart
feeling he has accomplished the goal he
set when he took over: maintaining the
momentum of the University.
"It's not so much my doing but the
willingness of everybody else to act as
if they had a (permanent) president,"
Smith said.
Among the many satisfactions he got
as president, Smith said was the use of
the President's House-the' stately,
white, four-story building at 815 S.
University-was one of the nicest.
"IF YOU LET yourself get swallowed
up into it . . . it's quite a convenient
location. I wouldn't mind' having an
apartment there," Smith quipped.
More seriously, the interim president
said he most enjoyed the "excitement
of being in the middle of an institution
where you let everything flow across
your desk."
Shaprio has moved to an office ad-
jacent to Smith's and has traveled in
See SMITH, Page 2

Judge rules against
Iranian deportation
WASHINGTON (AP)-A federal violated the Constitution's equal . Since Iran imports about 25 per
judge ruled yesterday the government protection guarantees. of its food, 80 per cent of its cookie
is violating the Constitution and must Green's 23-page opinion blocks any and depends heavily on petroleu
halt its deportation proceedings against further deportations and relieves any ports of two and one half million ba
Iranian students who have been found additional Iranian students.from repor- a day to keep its economy afloa
to be in this country illegally. ting to the Immigration and impact there could be severe.
U.S. District Judge Joyce Green said Naturalization Service.
what she called the government The judge said the government could
"round-up" of Iranian students not intitiate any deportation
"violates the fundamental principles of proceedings against those who already
American fairness." have reported, nor could authorities use
President Carter, in one of his first any information already gathered if
responses to the seizure of the U.S. that information could lead to depor-
Embassy in Tehran, had ordered the tation or punishment.
Immigration and Naturalization Ser- A WHITE HOUSE official said B 1
vice on Nov. 10 to begin interviewing Green's order would be appealed.
the more than 50,000 Iranians in this Meanwhile, the West European allies
country on student visas. are moving jointly with the U.S. toward '
THlE ADMINISTRATION said the ac- a decision on applying tough economic
tion was taken because of fears that sanctions against Iran to win freedom
demonstrations by Iranian students in of the American hostages, a high U.S.
this country could provoke violent official said yesterday. speech of
counter-demonstrations by Americans The options Secretary of State Cyrus
that might jeopardize the 50 Americans Vance has discussed with British,
being held hostage. French, Italian and West German
But Green in her order rejected that leaders in a fast-paced tour vary from a
argument and said singling out the total trade embargo to blocking foodg
Irahians for possible deportation shipments and oil equipment. NEW YORK (Reuter) - NBC

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Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
ALLAN SMITH is serving his last days as the University's interim presi-
dent. In-January he'll return to the law school, leaving the chief adminis-
trator's job to Harold Shapiro.

MSA crecdes election board

The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) voted last night to approve
nearly all the recommendations of its
Elections Review Committee including
provisions to establish an Elections
Board and to put the MSA system of
preferential voting up to a vote of the
student body in next spring's elections.
The newly created Elections Board
will have primary jurisdiction over any
election questions, allegations, or cases
that are initiated before MSA elections
are certified by the Central Student
Judicary (CSJ).
CHANGES IN the MSA elections code
also shift reponsibility of appointing the
elections director from the assembly to
the Elections Board
The major recommendation of the

committee not accepted by the assem-
bly was a proposal to include one
representative from the University's
Office of Student Services (OSS) as an
ex-officio member of the Elections
Much of the discussion on the
proposal 'to have an OSS Electons
Board member centered around
whether a member of the University
administration should be on the board.
Saying that "they (the members of ad-
ministration) are around here enough,"
MSA member Marc Breakstone said
MSA does not "have to go to papa bear"
for advice on the election.
JACK HALL, another MSA member,
said he thought there were conflicts at
times between MSA and OSS, and that
the "opportunity would always be there
for the OSS to act on that."

Jane Moore, the chairperson of the
Elections Review Committee, said that
having an OSS member on the board
would let the board get a broader range
of opinions.
Moore said after the meeting she was
not surprised that the assembly voted
18 to 3 to eliminate the OSS represen-
tative from the Elections Board. At one
point in the assembly debate on the
question, she told the assembly, "If you
consider it a bow-down to authority or
an appeasement act, then by all means,
vote it down.",
Another recommendation of the
committee which drew considerable
debate was a proposal, eventually ap-
proved, to include on the ballot for the
April MSA elections the question of
whether the MSA system of preferen-

tial voting should be continued.
Moore criticized the current system,
which requires voters to rank can-
didates by number and which rewards
candidates by the number of first place
votes they receive. Moore said the
system is confusing to students and
ballots are difficult to count,
Tim Feeman defended the system,
calling it "more democratic" than ap-
proval voting.
Feeman also said that while the
current system may be flawed, to force
the student body to simply choose bet-
ween the current system of preferential
voting and one of approval voting is
"not giving students a full range of
choice." Some students might prefer to
retain preferential voting and to make
changes in the current system, he said.

drew government criticism yesterday
for broadcasting an interview with one
of the hostages at the U.S. Embassy in
Tehran, but the network said it did not
regret its.decision
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill said
after meeting with President Carter
yesterday morning that the president's
reaction to the interview, broadcast
Monday night, was the same as his
own: "For NBC to fall into the trap of
Iranian propaganda, I just can't believe
White House spokesman Jody Powell
stopped short of criticizing NBC, but he
angrily condemned the offering of the
interview by the Tehran militants as "a
cynical attempt to deal with pressure."
Powell last night greeted with skep-
ticism statements by the subject of the
interview, Marine Corporal William
Gallegos, that the hostages were being
treated very well. This conflicted with
earlier harsh descriptions of their con-
dition by President Carter.

Students admit lying is effective

method for
"I certify all statements relating
to this Application to be complete
and correct to the best of my
knowledge. I understand intentional
falsification or misrepresentation
may result in cancellation and
.repayment of aid, and that when the
.Application involves federal funds,
such action will make me subject to;
fine, imprisonment, or both, under
provision of federal law."
Every University student who gets
financial help through the Office of
Financial Aid signs that statement.
Some ignore it.
"I'm going through my applicationt
and thinking, 'Should I tell the truth, or
should I lie?' says one student. "I2
decided to tell the truth, and was turnedl
.sown. A friend of mine in similar cir-
tumstances lied. . . and was awarded
AN INFORMAL survey of about 20
students approached recently outsidef
the financial aid offices in the Student
Activities Building revealed a half-t

getting financial aid
dozen who would freely admit deciding pected during some future period. Since
at some point to lie on their ap- 'figures are next to impossible to verify
plications. in all three areas, financial aid staff
And according to the financial aid of- must rely on an honors system.
fice, while it's hard to pin down, THE SYSTEM doesn't work perfec-
falsification of data is not uncommon. tly
Three types of information used in One LSA sophomore filled out his
determining aid can be easily fudged: Basic Education Opportunity Grant
personal savings accounts, money See LYING, Page 19
received from parents, and income ex-
Lack o training and sta
frustrates 'U'aid offce
By MARY FARANSKI MISPLACED applications, long
and CRAIG FEIGEN processing time, and generally inef-
A University student recently applied ficient personnel at the financial aid of-
for a Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) fice in the Student Activities Building
through the Office of Financial Aid. are complaints often heard from
Everything seemed fine until she students. They are problems the office
received word that the office had lost attributes to a staff that's too small and
her application, would she please reap- insufficiently trained.
ply? She did and considered the matter "There's not anybody in this office
settled. that doesn't have more than they can
Upon returning to the office a while handle," said Thom Johnson, financial
later, however, she was told her second aid counselor. "Everyone tries to
form had been lost. streamline office work by pawning it off
But that was all right, they'd found on other areas."
the first application. See LACK, Page5

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LONG LINES at the Office of Financial Aid in the Student Activities Building support the claim of some that pursuing
financial aid can be a full-time job. After picking up the appropriate forms (inset), these students will have to decide
whether or not to tell the truth about their finances.

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ber by his wife, according to Interim University President
Allan Smith. Rumor has it that Francis Ford Coppolla is
already negotiating for the movie rights.
Union hibernation
Who says the University isn't concerned with the

Lost in space
NASA seems to be having all sorts of problems with its
satellites lately. First Skylab plummeted to a much-
publicized demise last summer. Then Pegasus 2 followed
Skylab only a month or so later. And now NASA tracking
stations say they can't find Satcom III, an RCA com-
munications satellite. "We lost the satellite and haven't


See you in the '80s
This is the last Daily of the term, the year, and, yes, the
decade. We'll publish again Jan. '10, the day classes
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