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Vol. LXXXX, No. 11

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, September 18, 1979

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


V.P. wil
be named
President Allan Smith's office will
soon release the name of the interim
vice-president for Academic Affairs,
the chairman of the faculty Senate
Assembly, Richard Corpron, said in a
surprise announcement yesterday.
"Things seem to be moving along
fairly rapidly and I believe the announ-
cement should come within the next two
weeks," said Corpron, a professor in
the School of Dentistry.
visory Council on University Affairs
(SACUA) have already begun the sear-
c6 for a permanent replacement for
Harold Shapiro, the current vice
president, who will vacate his post to
become president of the University
next January. Shapiro will leave office,
on November 1, at which time the in-
terim vice president will take over.
The vice-presidential search commit-
tee, including two, student members,
will review some of the candidates con-
sidered in the presidential search
earlier in the year.
Corpron told the Senate Assembly
yesterday that Shapiro has indicated he
favors a broad search, including both
minority and women candidates.
SACUA has already contacted the
Academic -Women's Caucus for.
nominations and suggestions, and four
prominent black professors were also
IN AN EFFORT to reach as many
qualified candidates as possible, some
members of SACUA volunteered to
make informal inquiries of their friends
and associates at other universities.
Although some members feared this
system would create disorder, the
majority believed it would be beneficial
to reach a large number of potential
Nominations will be taken by the
committee until October 20, at which
time candidates must submit a resume
and references.
The list'will eventually be screened
and cut to six names that will be sub-
mitted to the president. Although it was
hoped that the selection process would
be completed by January 6, Corpron
said he is pessimistic: "It will be very
difficult to get anything accomplished
during December."
ALSO 1ISCUSSED at the Senate
Assembly meeting, which followed the
SACUA meeting, was the tenure case of
Jonathan Marwil, a professor in the
Department of Humanities in the
College of Engineering.
See INTERIM, Page 10

Afghanistan seized
Prime minister takes over; 4 dead

From AP and Reuter
NEW DELHI, India - New President Hafizullah Amin of
Afghanistan confirmed in a broadcast speech last night that
persons he called oppressors were "eliminated" in his light-
ning seizure of power.
In a state radio broadcast monitored here, the 50-year-
old Amin, who rose from prime minister to president and
chief of the ruling party Sunday, said nothing about the
whereabouts of his predecessor and former mentor, Nur
Mohammed Taraki. Amin retained the prime ministry and
control of the regime's defense system..
IT WAS NOT clear whether the sudden takeover was ap-
proved by the Soviet Union, which props up the Marxist
regime with money and with arms to fight right-wing rebels
trying to overthrow what they have labeled the "godless"
Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev yesterday
congratulated Amin on becoming his country's new leader,
Tass news agency reported.
"We express confidence that fraternal relations between
the Soviet Union and revolutionary Afghanistan will be fur-
ther developed successfully," Tass quoted the message as
The telegram was also signed by Soviet Prime Minister
Alexei Kosygin, it said.
THERE HAD been indications Russia was not satisfied

with Amin and had considered replacing him, according to
diplomatic sources in Kabul.
The state-controlled radio reported four persons were
shot dead Friday but identified only one - former security
chief Major Syed Faoud Tarun, who often served as Taraki's
personal bodyguard. He was given a state funeral, it said.
"Those people who saw their greatness in the oppression
of the people have been eliminated,"' said Amin. The same
word, "eliminated," was used to report the violent death of
Taraki's predecessor, President Mohammed Daoud, in the
coup of April 27, 1978.
Amin promised an end to personality cults, an obvious
reference to the enormous effort made to project Taraki's
image as the classless liberator of Afghanistan.
"THE 16TH OF September ushered in the beginning of a
better socialist order," the U.S.-educated leader said.
"Those people who-did not appreciate the toiling masses
have been eliminated."
Amin did not mention Taraki by name nor did he explain
his sudden removal.
The state radio reported Sunday that the 62-year-old
poet-journalist had "resigned" from the presidency and
leadership of the ruling Khalq Party, because of a nervous
condition. Taraki appeared fit during a recent stopover in
Moscow following the Havana non-aligned summit.

Chrysler's Ricecardo
to retire Thursday_

AP Photo
CHARLES HANSEN, 32, is the author of a letter which the government con-
tends includes secrets about the hydrogen bomb.
Goven-mentlts ban
on H-bobarticlIes

From AP and UPI
DETROIT - Chrysler Corp. chair-
man and chief executive John Riccardo
said yesterday he will retire Sept. 20
because of poor health and to remove
any obstacle he might pose to federal
aid for the troubled automaker.
The 55-year-old Riccardo said he will
ask Chrysler's Board of Directors
Thursday to approve early retirement,
effective immediately.
Iacocca is expected to take over as

chief executive officer of the company.
Riccardo announced his departure
just two days after Treasury Secretary
G. William Miller said the company's
request for $1.2 billion in loan guaran-
tees was too high.
"There is no question that even
though I have actively addressed the
major problems facing Chrysler, in the
minds of many I am closely associated
with the past management of a troubled
company," Riccardo said in a
See RICCARDO, Page 10

cites health reasons

'U' Celiar pact approved

With wire service reports
The federal government aban-
doned its attempt yesterday to
prohibit publication of articles it
says describe the construction of the
hydrogen bomb, and consequently
endanger national security.
The announcement was made one
day after the Madison Press Connec-
tion, a small co-operative daily in
Wisconsin, published what the
government said was secret infor-
mation about the hydrogen bomb.
The article was based on infor-
mation supplied in a letter written
by Charles Hansen, 32, a computer
programmer from Mountain View.

"THE REASON for the dismissal
was the publication of an article con-
taining restricted information con-
cerning thermonuclear weapons,"
said Terrance Adamson, chief
Justice Department spokesman.
Although the Justice Department
will seek dismissal of the two "prior
restraint" cases it has filed against
The Progressive magazine and the
Daily Californian, the student
newspaper for the University of
California at Berkeley,,Adamson
left open the possibility of criminal
prosecution in connection with Sun-
day's article in the Press Connec-

Adding a clause that may delay any
eventual settlement, the University
Cellar Board of Directors last night ap-
proved a tentative contract with the
bookstore employees' union.
But the version approved by the
board differed in one respect from a
version earlier approved by the union
members. Industrial Workers of the
World (IWW) Local 660 members had
agreed to the establishment of an
"agency shop," where all non-
management employees would be
required either to join the union or pay
the equivalent of union dues.

THE CONTRACT approved by the,
board, however, includes a clause that
would exempt employees hired before
Sept. 2, of this year from the agency
shop requirement.
Union members argued at the board
meeting that all non-management em-
ployees should be required to support -
at least financially - the efforts of the
IWW local, whether or not they chose to
join the union, since the union represen-
ted and negotiated ontheir behalf.
But several board members said they
felt employees hired before Sept. 2
should not be required to pay union-
related fees since they were not aware

of the possibility of such a requirement
when they were hired.
board member, said he believed em-
ployees should not be required to sup-
port an organization - especially the
IWW - with whose "politics" the em-
ployees may not agree.
Union members were reluctant to
comment last night on the board's four-
to-two decision, but when Cellar em-
ployee Lindsay French was asked if the
decision represented a "major stem-
bling block" in the path of a settlement,
she replied "yes." French added,
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Dorm ro

The annual campus-wide contest of
musical rooms has begun and this year
the hunt appears to have gotten off to a
smooth start.
Although in past years room changes
have meant long lines and droves of
students camping out for days in dor-
mitory lounges, the process was
relatively hassle-free this year as
residence halls began compiling
raitings lists and executing room
signing up for room changes at 9 a.m.
,yesterday morning, according to
Associate University Housing Office
Director John Finn. The freeze on swit-
ching rooms, originally scheduled to
end September 24, was lifted yesterday
at noon.

om swaps j
The room freeze ended early because
the entire moving-in process was han-
dled efficiently and presented few
problems, Finn said.
"This was the smodthest moving-in in
modern times because of good coor-
dination between my office and in-
dividual residence halls," the Housing
Office official said. "We were able to
get housing information out in a timely
fashion and dealt with complications
before they reached crisis propor-
PAST YEARS have been marked by
double room assignments and room
shortages, but such problems did not
occur this year.
Plenty of students, however, were
still unhappy with their living situations
and eager to make a switch.
Students gave various reasons for

running smoothly

requesting room changes. Some
couldn't get along with assigned room-
mates, others have been bothered by
the noise level on particular halls and
many, like Bursley resident Beth
Morgenstern, want to move to other
areas of campus.
MORGENSTERN spent Saturday
and Sunday nights in a Markley lounge
in an attempt to make the move to a
Hill-area dorm. Her vigilance paid off
- she obtained the first slot on the
dorm waiting list.
"It is both inconvenient and time-
consuming to have all your classes on
central campus when you live in a Nor-
th Campus dorm," Morgenstern said.
Morgenstern arrived at 'Markley
right after Saturday's football game
and set up camp for the rest of the
weekend, She was joined by a number

of other students.
"WE ORGANIZED our own student
government. It was like a marathon,
sort of a huge slumber party," she said.
"Things really got kind of crazy."
But the room change process is
basically quite simple, according to
Finn. The procedure, coordinated
through the Housing Office, is handled
by the individual residence halls.'
Waiting lists are compiled and students
are moved into available rooms strictly
on a first come, first served basis. A
five-dollar transfer fee is issued to each
See DORM, Page 10
" Ann Arbor collects $1 million
every year from parking tickets
fines. See story, Page 3.
" Nigeria told oil companies
yesterday that it is raising the
price ceiling set by OPEC. See
story, Page 7.
" A husband and wife team
from the Bolshoi Ballet sought
political asylum in the United
States yesterday - the second

CITY COUNCILMEN E. Edward Hood (R-Fourth Ward) and David Fisher
(R-Fourth Ward) last night discuss awarding the Ann Arbor Cable television
franchise to a Denver firm.
Cable tov. franchise
granted to Denver firm'

Regents defend closed meetings

The University Board of Regents
hould be allowed to move its meeting
behind closed doors if a breach of peace
'neu a nnnina +n toritten nonmpnt

firms that conduct business in South
In order to continue the meeting, the
Board obtained a court order that
alnwed them t move the meetina

County Circuit Court decision while
disputing the arguments of WCCAA at-
torney Thomas O'Brien.
O'Brien argued that the Open
Meetings Act does not allow the Board

After an hour of debate on several
last minute amendments, Ann Arbor
City Council voted late last night to
grant the city's' cable television fran-

city's television ordinance and the
writing of the franchise agreement.
According to the resolution, the City's
Cable Casting Commission will
negotiate terms for the operation of
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