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Vol. LXXXX, No. 12
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 19, 1979
By TOM MIRGA
For the first time last night, the
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) of-
ficially chided the University ad-
ministration for intervening in its elec-
tions last spring.
MSA called upon the administration
to adopt "a hands-off policy towards the
assembly while recognizing its basic
right to govern autonomously."
The proposal, drafted by member
Marc Breakstone, pointed out the
Assembly's ability to represent the
needs of students "was seriously in-
jpred by the administration's interven-
tion and veritable takeover of MSA" by
certifying the elections after the Cen-'
tral -Student Judiciary (CSJ) deemed
THE STATEMENT also rebuked the
administration for holding back MSA's
progress by "usurpation of MSA's
In other action, the assembly voted to
change the makeup of the group's
Budget Priorities Committee (BPC)
while postponing discussion on
revisions to MSA's financial and
Underthe new provision, member-
ship in the BPC-which reviews student
organization requests for funds and
may initiate investigations of violations
and the freezing of funds-will now in-
clude four non-MSA members appoin-
ted by the assembly's Permanent In-
terviewing Committee (PIC).
THE ASSEMBLY voted to halt
discussion of the proposed revisions to
their allocation and funding procedures
on a motion by member Mervat Hatem,
who contended a final decision should
not be made until each assembly mem-
ber is provided with a copy of the
current compiled code to review the
The revisions to the code would in-
troduce an appeals procedure for
student organizations dissatisfied with
allocations and provisions for the in-
vestigation of violations or
irregularities in the budget or expen-
ditures of funded groups.
The assembly also approved a ten-
tative budget for the upcoming year
that would cut external allocations to
student organizations to nearly half the
amount given to those groups last year.
Allocations w1ould total approximately
See MSA, Page 7
From AP and Reuter
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Conflic-
ting rumors swept Kabul yesterday
over the fate of Afghanistan's former
President Nur Mohammed Taraki,
some saying he was dead of gunshot
wounds and others listing him as still
alive but seriously wounded.
There has been no official word of
Taraki's whereabouts since Prime
Minister Hafizullah Amin seized power
over the weekend.
SINCE, TARAKI'S 'announced
resignation on Sunday, diplomats in the
Afghan capitaldhave expressed skep-
ticism over the official version that he
stepped down for health reasons.
In the latest reports reaching
Pakistan, the diplomats said they were
unable to confirm widespread rumors
that Taraki had died in a military
hospital after a gun battle at his
presidential palace last Friday.
One diplomatic report portrayed him
as clinging to life but suffering from
THE KABUL diplomats said many
senior government officials were in the
presidential palace when Friday's gun
battles broke out in the wake of a
cabinet purge and power struggle
within the ruling Khalq (Masses) party.
The Radio Pakistan account said as
many as 60 persons were mortally
wounded in the shooting incident, and
that a meeting of the Revolutionary
Council was under way at Taraki's
residence when firing erupted.
The official version by Kabul Radio
said only four persons were killed and
See AFGHANISTAN, Page 2
THIS TWO-STORY frame house is an example of the architecture that characterizes the special flavor of the old West
Side. West Siders have formed an association to preserve houses like this.
GERMAN FESTIVAL FEATURED:
Old' West Side celebrated
By AMY DIAMOND
Winding their way down Jefferson St.
past the Reorganized Church of the Lat-
ter Day Saints, Friar Tuck and Dixie,
their wispy manes blowing in the Indian
summer breeze, carted the old red
wagon full of passengers through the
streets of the Old West Side.
Towering trees shade the streets
lined with well manicured lawns and
small two-story frame houses. The
houses are as rich in tradition as the
people who inhabit them.,
Friends, neighbors and visiting town-
folk got a taste of that tradition last
Sunday at the Seventh Annual West
Side Homes Tour. It was the first time
in the history of the tour that a German
festival was included in the festivities,
properly adding to the display of the
IT WAS LIKE a scene from the turn
of the century, as craftspeople
displayed their wares and demon-
strated their talents true to German
Two such craftspeople are Jerry and
Helen Canter. While Jerry feeds white
clumps of wool into his antique spinner
-changing the wool into fine strands of
yarn with the methodical tap of his foot
on the pedal - his wife Helen is hooking
the completed yarn into rugs.
"Helen's the happy hooker. I make a
lot of fun at that," said Jerry. But Helen
prefers the term "rug crafter" to
describe her hobby.
WHILE QUILTERS, weavers,
lacemakers and china painters prac-
ticed their art, a French horn quartet
provided the entertainment.
. An historian has found a
journal kept by Dwight Eisen-
hower during the early years of
World War II and preserved
despite his order that it be
destroyed. Page 2.
s Former Michigan basektball
star Phil Hubbard, signed, this
year by the Detroit Pistons, is in
good shape: both his knee and his
attitude are healthy. Page 9.
Throughout the day, an expected
1,000 people toured the six historic
homes which were open to the public on.
this year's tour. Each house built
before World War I contained a' myriad
of objects and knick-knacks ranging
from old fashioned bathtubs to family
portraits. Visitors marveled at the an-
tique artifacts and Chinese treasures.
"One of the outstanding qualities of
the neighborhood is the graceful sim-
plicity of the detail and the highly fun-
ctional design of the homes," said
David Evans in a press release. Evans
is an Ann Arbor architect and three-
year resident of the Old West Side, and
is the current president of the Old West
Side Association which sponsors the
annual Homes Tour.
See WEST, Page 2
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By PATRICIA HAGEN
While former city administrator
Sylvester Murray settles into his new
job as city manager of Cincinnati, Ohio,
initial steps in the search process for
his replacement are well underway.
Korn-Ferry International, -the
California-based personnel firm hired
to conduct the search for Ann Arbor's
new head administrator, already has
received applications for the position.
Murray left Ann Arbor Sept. 6 after six
years in the city's top administrative
KORN-FERRY began the search
process in August, and "We have
received a number of applications so
far," said Norman Robert, a
spokesman for the firm. The ap-
plication deadline is October 12.
Preliminary plans are also underway
in a search for a new police chief to
replace Chief Walter Krasny, accor-
ding to acting city administrator God-
frey Collins. After 32 years on the city's
police force, Krasny announced his
resignation last week.
Mayor Louis Belcher said he hopes
the Pity Council will reach a final
decision on a new administrator in mid-
November. Whomever Council appoin-
ts is expected to take office January 1.
KORN-FERRY International, which
is being paid $11,000 for its services, is
"acting on behalf of the .mayor and
Council," Robert explained. Staff
members from the firm first met with
Council in August to discuss a
"recruitment profile" describing the
Using the profile as a guide, the per-
sonnel firm will handle the initial
screening of applicants. And, after con-
sidering recommendations made by a
citizens' committee; Council will make
the final appointment decision, Robert
The city administrator, who repdrts
directly to the mayor and Council,
See SEARCH, Page 7
Plant closed after
'U' officials plan for possible
possible uranium loss
ERWIN, Tenn. (AP)-The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission (NRC) or-
dered an immediate shutdown yester-
day of an atomic fuel fabrication plant
after the plant reported the apparent
loss of weapons-grade uranium.
Frank Gillespie of the NRC's regional
office in Atlanta said the material
missing from Nuclear Fuel Services
Inc.'s plant at Erwin "could possibly be
turned into a weapon with appropriate
FRANK INGRAM, a spokesman for
From The Associated Press
The price of gold in Europe soared by
a record $20 an ounce yesterday to a
new world high of $373 - a mark that
quickly fell when it closed at $376 an.
ounce hours later in New York.
"It's very hectic today," said George
Perola, manager of the numismatic
the NRC in Washington, said the firm
reported losing at least 19.8 pounds of
"high-enriched" uranium. He confir-
med, however, that officials have not
ruled out theft and are studying the
possibility of an accounting error at the
plant in this remote mountain town
near the Tennessee-North Carolina
William Dircks, director of the NRC's
nuclear materials safeguards office,
said the plant will likely be shut down
for at least 45 days while an inventory is
taken under NRC supervision.
Lonnie Tolley, president of the 270-
member Oil, Chemical, and Atomic
Workers Union local at the plant, said
he thinks the loss is a paper error only
"because it's happened before-three
or four more times before this."'
THE PLAN'S primary job is
fabricating uranium to fuel the Navy's
nuclear subrbarines. It does not handle
material intended for nuclear weapons,
the NRC officials said.
Gillespie, regional chief of the NRC's
materials control and accounting bran-
ch, said the missing material has low
radiation and poses no health threat to
the public. "If it was under your bed
you wouldn't have to worry about it,"
he said. "Our concern is for the
material fromra safeguards point-of-
view, rather than a radiological one."
He refused to specify the amount of
material missing, saying the exact
amnu ilass(12ifiedda~Tta for at least six
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By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
In addition to their usual schedule
of conferences about daily problems,
University administrators this week
have been planning ways to deal with a
possible disruption of this Friday's
THE WASHTENAW County Coalition
Against Apartheid (WCCAA), which
advocated University divestment from
hodlings in South Africa, demonstrated
at last March's Regents meeting until
the Regents obtained a court order.
allowing them tq meet behi
doors with only the press an
individuals allowed to attend.
Although a court appeal is
ding on the Regents' request t
protesters by moving, the
lawyers for both the WCCAY
University say a change of
place will probably be consic
"You can assume there
tingencies being discusse
University General .Counsel
nd closed Daane. Daane said that because
d selected Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge
Ross Campbell ruled in favor of the
still pen Regents, that decision still holds while
to exclude the case is appealed.
meeting, "The court order is the law until it's
A and the changed, and Judge Campbell has
f meeting authorized for them to do so (move the
dered if a meeting)," WCCAA attorney Thomas
are con- Interim University President Allan
d," said Smith refused to discuss the moves
Rdlerick open to the Regents.
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discuss gov t-rnjunction
By STEVE HOOK
The last two weeks have been hectic ones for
Tom Abate and the staff of the Daily Californian,
the student newspaper of the University of
California at Berkeley. Although they didn't go
looking for it, Editor-in-Chief Abate and the
Californian's staff found themselves embroiled
in an historic freedom of the press struggle with
the federal government.
"We didn't ask for this," Abate said with a sigh
yesterday from the paper's newsroom on
Berkeley's campus in Palo Alto, California. "We
just got this letter and looked into it. We thought
it was significant."
possibility of placing a restraining order preven-
ting its publication. On the premise that the
published information would endanger national
security, the department imposed a restraining
order on the Daily Californian early Saturday
For approximately 12 hours the Justice Depar-
tment succeeded in blocking publication of the
Hansen letter. But on Sunday morning, the
government's efforts became futile when the
same letter appeared in Madison Wisconsin's
Press Connection. On Monday, the government
dropped its restraining order against the