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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 12, 1979

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Officers elected at

first MSA

Doily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
THE MICHIGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY (MSA), although elected last April, met for the first time last night. Irregu-
larities in the election last spring resulted in a controversy which is still not totally resolved.
WorkStudy Job Fair rings

The newly-seated Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) held its first meeting
last night, following months of con-
troversy over the legality of last April's
The first meeting of the Assembly
normally would have taken place im-
mediately after the election, but due to
irregularities during the vote, the Cen-
tral Student Judiciary (CSJ) refused to
certify the results. On May 15, under
the directive of the University Board of
Regents, Vice-President for Student
Services Henry Johnson reversed the
CSJ decision.
night he was enthusiastic about MSA's
coming year, despite having to make up
for time lost during the summer.
MSA's main concern last night was
the election of officers. Assembly
members in the 10 top positions are
charged with reviewing preliminary in-
formation and making policy decisions
in the group's Steering Committee in
addition to coordinating all major
MSA activities.
Elected were: David Fischer,
Student General Counsel; Robert
DiScipio, Vice President, personnel;
Roy More, Vice President, Student
Organizaions Board; Connie Bridge,
Vice President, Minority Affairs; Conni
Bridge, Vice President, Minority Af-
faairs; David Trott, Administrative
Coordinator; Alan Abrahams, Budget
Priorities Coordinator; Mervat Hatem
and Jeannie Barr, Co-Communications
Coordinators; Jack Hall, Legislative
Rela'tions Coordinator, and Marc
Breakstone, Academic Affairs Coor-
In other action, the Assembly voted to
recommend Graduate student Alan
Isack and LSA junior Marc

Breaskstone to the U
mittee to select a newi
academic affairs. 7
ficeholder, Harold Sha
the University presid
The students' appoin
approved by Inter
President Allan Smith
Smith originally ask
to recommend four n2
ministration could ch
copy of proposedi
method by which the
fund student organiz
discuss that proposal,
Next week, the As
discussions on a resolt
comment on the Reg
in the April election.
The Assembly dec
the election of a Spec

Jniversity's com-
vice-president for dinator until next week's meeting. At
The current of- that time, MSA also will decide on a
piro, will assume chairperson to fill the newly-created
Jency on Jan. 1. position of Economics Affairs Coor-
itemnts must be dinator.
rim University CONTROVERSY erupted over the
im Uelection of Communications Coor-
.ed the Assembly dinator when assembly member Riase
kmes, so the ad- Jakpor's ballot was invalidated,
ose two from the throwing the race into a tie between
Barr and Hatem. Prior to leaving the
bers received a meeting early, Jackpor had filled all his
changes in the remaining ballots. General counsel and
Assembly would parliamentarian Fischer ruled that
rations. They, willJakpor was in fact voting by absentee.
atns.t Tueyday's ballot, an action barred by MSA's' con-
at next Tuesday's stitution.
sembly will hold
ution which would In late action, the Assembly passed a
ental intervention resolution proposed by member Tim
Feeman opposing any action on the
part of the U.S. Congress which would
ided to postpone reinstate the draft, or any other form of
ial Projects Coor- mandatory "national service."

When most University students think
.Uipancial aid, they see themselves in
roig lines, filling out dozens of forms,
AM- waiting, waiting, and more
.i7ing. Yesterday, however, for at
fe s00 job seeking students, the scene
shifted from the second floor of the
Studlent Activities Building to theKuen-
zel Room of the Michigan Union, site of
the first annual Work/Study Job Fair.
Work/Study, a federally-funded
program to allow students to pay their
way through school partly with loans
Itifd grants, and partly by working, has
1keen allocated $2.2 million this year,
according to Nancy Longmate, Finan-

employers together

cial Aid Officer and Job Fair coor-
"We offer these funds to the students,
and they work to earn back the money
they've been awarded," Longmate
said. "It's a good deal for the em-
ployers," she added. "The federal
government pays 80 per cent of the
student's wages, and the employer pays
only 20 per cefnt."
IN PREVIOUS years, students had to
interview across campus in order to
find a job. At the Job Fair, at least some
of the running around has been
"It's a new way to get students and

employers together," said Vicki White,
a secretary at the center for
Even though only 23 of the Univer-
sity's more than 500 employers par-
ticipated in the fair, Longmate said she
felt the fair was a success. "Seventy-six
people have been hired, and lots of
departments set up job interviews with
others," she said. "It was an absolute
success and I think it will be done again
next year.
Spokespersons for some of the depar-
tments employing Work/Study students
said they are satisfied with the way the
See JOB, Page 7

Detroit area may be 'devastated'

WASHINGTON (UPI) - The collap-
se of Chrysler Corp. would devastate
Detroit's economy, double unem-
ployment and increase racial tensions,
according to the draft of a Transpor-
tation Department study made public
A shutdown of the No. 3 automaker
and the nation's tenth largest firm
would also send unemployment
skyrocketing in a number of com-
munities heavily dependent on Chrysler

plants, the report said.
THE DRAFT, prepared by the depar-
tment's technical staff, but not
reviewed at higher levels, was sent to
Treasury Secretary William Miller.
Chrysler, forecasting losses of more
than $700 million this year, has asked
Miller for $1 billion in federal aid.
Miller has indicated he might support
some form of federal loan guarantees
for a smaller total.
"In the case of the city of Detroit,"

Jackson: Cuban weapons
threaten U.S. Oil supplies

the report said, "the burden would be
nothing short of devastating, and could
effectively destroy that city's economic
base for a period of years.
"THE IMPACT of the Chrysler shut-
down on the Detroit area is extremely
serious and could represent a regional
The study said unemployment would
soar from the present 8.7 per cent to
wednes day
" The Michigan Liquor Control
Commission (MLCC) using un-
derage decoys, is attempting to
crack down on merchants who.
violate the 21-yrar-old drinking
law. See story, Page 7.
" State Representative Perry
Bullard has proposed a bill which
would require landlords to pay in-
terest to tenants on security
deposits. See story, Page 2.
r Read the today
column. Page 3

between 16 per cent and 19 per cent with
no promise of a future reduction in
"While social tensions are not strong
today as they were in more troubled
times, it takes little imagination to en-
vision the result of such massive
economic reductions in the inner city,"
the study said.
"IT NEED NOT be emphasized that
the unemployment rate, among
minorities is higher now and would soar
under Chrysler shutdown conditions"
"School budgets, city budgets,
property values and retail trade could
all be severely affected in the short
term in these areas," it said.
The draft estimated that a shutdown
would cost .the jobs of 119,500 Chrysler
employees, although some could be
spared if other .firms took over
facilities. Another 292,000 jobs could be
lost, at least temporarily, among sup-
pliers, dealers, shippers and others.
The report indicated very little
possibility that another company could
take over Chrysler and added it was not
possible for Chrysler to scale down its
operations by limiting itself to making
small cars.

Daly'flotob y LISA KLAUNER
THIS BOTTLE OF Zoom is not an easy thing to find. lealth food stores in
town are having trouble keeping the "legal high" on their shelves. However,
University Health Service doctors say the new drug is no more than fancy
New legJA tal high
Zosoff shelves

Union is arming Cuba with weapons
systems that could pose "a major
threat to our oil supplies," demon-
strating a pattern of behavior that is
"hostile to the interests of the United
States," Sen. Henry Jackson (D-
Wash.) said yesterday.
Jackson, in a speech on the Senate
floor, said the Soviets have given Cuba
two submarines, including one that
could mine U.S. coastal waters,
threatening U.S. oil tankers. The other
is training vessel, Jackson said,

leading to the presumption that more
attack submarines are anticipated.
Jackson said the submarines
represent "a brand new military
capability for Cuba ..
"Certainly, one or two submarines or'
a dozen or so MIGs-23s do not constitute
an overwhelming threat to the United
States in and of themselves," the
Washington Democrat said. "The point
is that this is a beginning. Where shall
% we draw the line. . . How big a 'For-
tress Cuba' is too big?"
See JACKSON, Page 10

Health food stores in the Ann
Arbor area havereported brisk
sales of an exotic stimulant
called "Zoom," a product which
at least one University Health
Service physician regards as
nothing but "high-priced caf-
Made from the guarana root in
Africa, the label of Zoom reads:
"Direct from the Amazon jungle
to you." According to Cherine
Brunelle, an employee of the
Amazon Trading Company in
Beverly Hills; California, which
markets the product, Zoom
"gives the body a lift. It is a body
energizer, as well as an appetite

Indians have used the "herb" for
300 years to increase their energy
and speed while hunting.
The product has been
distributed to 5,000 outlets across
the country since its first ap-
pearance in New York last June.
So far, according to Brunelle,/
demand for Zoom has exceeded
its supply. All three Ann Arbor
distributors of Zoom, the Apple
Rose, Soybean Cellars, and Sears
health food stores, sold out their
12-24 bottle supplies within two
weeks. One store, Apple Rose,
does not plan to sell Zoom any
more because of suspicions about
the product's effects.
See SOME, Page.

4 1

Police Chie,
By TIMOTHY YAGLE tenure as police c
challenge presente
After 40 years on the Ann Arbor assumed the positio
Police force-13 of those at the helm of "The high point
the department-Police Chief Walter the turbulent '60
Krasny has decided to hang up his Referring to the c
badge at the age of 61. war movements o
Ann Arbor Mayor Louis Belcher an- "you were tested n
nounced Krasny's retirement, effective times a day with s
March 1, 1980, at City Council's regular foreign to police
Monday night session. weren't geared f
KRASNY SAID in an interview that," Krasny exp
yesterday he has no specific plans for' to keep it in a re
his retirement. with."
"I don't really have anything solid In the years befoi
planned," he said. "I'll get unwound for Krasny said activit
while. I just want to retire and live a considerably quie
happy life." thing we had ha
He said the search for a replacement, raids," he chuckled
which will be conducted by the city ad- KRASNY PINPO
ministration, has not yet begun. He also challenge of the job
said that while Belcher has no one tacks on police int
specifically in mind, his replacement as primary reasons
.t .All i-.hn..yha cnma.na alrat y i he...1

hief was the initial
ed to him when he
on in 1966.
was going through
0s," he recalled.
ivil rights and anti-
n campus, he said
ot once a day, but 20
situations somewhat
agencies. We just
or something like
lained. "We wanted.
ealm we could live
re he took command,
ties on campus were
eter. "The biggest
appen were panty
)INTED the constant
iand the frequent at-
egrity and character
s he remained police


in our operations through t
and science ... computerizati
Krasny said one aspect of p
he wishes he could have
during his reign was cuttingl
response time to citizen's call
"WE HAVE TO keep these
help) on a priority basis,'
reterring to placing autom
personal accidents calls ahea
reporting domestic squabble
things are put on a shelf unti
car available."
Integral to solving this pr
cording to Krasny, is the q
how much money the polio
ment is allotted. Getting me
from council is "an impo
Krasny said. "It (pa
availability) cannot chang
more money."
BELCHER. WHO has bee

to retire
echnology "HE'S A LOW-KEYED individual. If
on of your. he were not of that disposition, it would
make the situation worse," the mayor
olice work said.
improved "I'll have a basic plan about what
patrol car kind of a chief we're looking for by
." around October 1," Belcher said. "I
(calls for haven't really thought about a
he said replacement." But he said he wants
obile and Krasny to be on the search committee.
Ld of those BELCHER ALSO said he wants a
es. "Many new police chief by February 1 in order
1 there's a to avoid any short-term problems
during the adjustment period following
oblem, ac- the April city elections.
uestion of Guy Larcom, who was city ad
ce depart- ministrator from 1956-74, also lauded
ore money Krasny.
ssibility," "He was an excellent man to work
trol car with from the very beginning," said
e without Larcom, who was the city's second
ranking official when Krasny became
n Ann Ar- chief. "He was always willing to work

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