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Vol. LXXXX, No. 23 Ann Arbor, Michigdn-Tuesday, October 2, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Grad dean to

be interim


Rackham Graduate School Dean
Alfred Sussman will be named interim
vice-president for academic affairs
today, according to President-
designate Harold Shapiro.
Sussman will assume his duties as in-
terim vice-president Nov. 1, when
Shapiro, currently vice-president for
academic affairs, takes a two-month
leave of absence in preparation for
assuming the University presidency
Jan. 1.
SUSSMAN, 60, hopes to divide his
time between the academic affairs
"position and his own job at Rackham.
tuIf it appears that the responsibilities
are too heavy, I will have to look into
alternatives," Sussman said.
His appointment to the interim post
pends approval from the University
Board of Regents at its October
The vice-president for academic af-
:airs is a powerful administrator who
oversees the activities of all University
schools and colleges, and is responsible
to the Regents in reporting those ac-
tivities. The academic affairs chief is
required to prepare the University's

budget and also to deal with the state
Legislature in matters of funding for
higher education.
Sussman will probably hold the
position for the rest of the academic
year, according to English Prof. Earl
Schulze, secretary of the faculty Senate
Assembly. Schulze said he doubted a
new, permanent vice-president could
be selected between now and April.
SCHULZE AND several o her Senate
Advisory Committee -on University Af-
fairs (SACUA) members said during
their meeting yesterday that Sussman
was rumored to be the choice of Shapiro
and Interim University President Allan
Smith to fill the vice-presidential post.
When contacted, Shapiro confirmed the
decision. The president-designate said
he understood the official announ-
cement was to have come yesterday.
Some SACUA members said
Sussman was an "obvious choice," both
because of his administrative
background and because he had
previously held an interim post. He
served as acting LSA deanffrom 1968-70.
Sussman also holds the title of
Professor of Biological Sciences. He
has been dean of Rackham since July
See GRAD, Page 5

Soviet troops
in Cuba no,
threat: Carter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter reported to the nation last night
that the Soviet Union has refused to
remove its troops from Cuba, but he
said the controversy "is certainly no
reason for a return to the Cold War."
Carter said he has received
"assurances from the highest levels of
the Soviet government" that the troops
are manning a training center in Cuba
and offer no direct threat to U.S.
NEVERTHELESS, the president
said, "We shall not rest on these Soviet
statements alone," and he announced
that the United States is increasing its
own military presence in the Carib-
In recent weeks, Carter had said the
U.S. would act on its own to change the
situation if no agreement could be
reached with the Soviets. On one such
occasion, he said, "The status quo is not
Calling anew on the Senate to ratify
the strategic arms limitation treaty,
the president said rejection of SALT II
"would seriously compromise our
nation's peace and security" and leave
ty allies in Europe "confused and deeply
m alarmed.

IN THE TEXT of his nationally
broadcast speech, Carter said Soviet of-
ficials insisted to him that the brigade
is a training unit, and not a combat unit.
He said Soviet officials had indicated,
"they will not change its function or
status as a training center."
"We understand this to mean that
they do not intend to enlarge the unit or
give it additional capabilities," said
Carter, who marked his 55th birthday
The president also reported assuran-
ces that the Soviet personnel on the
island "will not be a threat to the U.S.
or to any other nation."
SOVIET OFFICIALS have insisted
publicly for weeks that the Soviet
troops in Cuba are not a combat
brigade and that they have been there
for years. Carter confirmed that U.S.
experts believe "this unit had existed
for several years, probably since the'
mid-1970s and possibly even longer.'
But he did not go so far as to accept the
Soviet characterization,'of the brigade
as a training force.
"Just recently," Car-ter said,
"American intelligence obtained per-
suasive evidence that some of these
See CARTER, Page5

NOTED LINGUIST and political critic, Noam Chomsky (left), is intro-
duced last night to a crowd of 700 at Rackham Auditorium by University
student Harry Clark. See story, Page 10. 1


Council OKs Ingalls mall

Despite concern over possible
parking problems, City Council voted 9-
2 last night to vacate a portion of Ingalls
Street at the request of the University.
A University planner presented
designs for the construction of a
pedestrian mall on the block between
Hill Aud., the Modern Languages
Building, and the Michigan League.
THE RESOLUTION had been tabled
twice in recent months because of
ongoing discussions with the University
Regents over the sale of two acres of
land on North Campus the city had
L ate last night, no action had yet been
taken to approve the purchase of the
two acres of land at Green and Baxter
Roads. The land, if purchased, would
become a city park.
Council members had questioned
whether the sale of the land was con-
tingent on the city's giving up the por-
tion of Ingalls Street.
TWO AMENDMENTS were passed to

assure that the University will provide
access for senior citizens and han-
dicapped citizens to Hill Auditorium
and the Michigan League.

'I think it's a heck of a
trade. It gets two parks f tr
one street and 70 parking
-Mayor Loris ielrher
Councilman Earl Greene (D-Second
Ward) pointed out that by giving up the
west side of Ingalls St. to the Univer-
sity, the city would be giving up parking
meters, spaces, and revenue, leading to
"significant parking problems."
Greene, along with Ken Latta (D-First
Ward) voted against the measure.
Mayor Louis Belcher (R) said that by

ceding the portion of Ingalls and ap-
proving the purchase of the North
Campus land, the city would gain two
"I THINK it's a heck of a trade,"
Belcher said, "it gets two parks for one
street and 70 parking meters."
University planner Fred Mayer, who
presented his plan to Council last night,
said construction of the pedestrian mall
is scheduled to begin next summer. He
said the project would be completed
along with the construction of the new
alumni center behind the Michigan
In hopes of increasing efficiency, in
city services Council also approved a
plan to consolidate the engineering
divisions in several city departments
into a new Engineering Department.
Engineering operations in the present
Streets, Traffic, and Parking Depar-
tment (STP) will also be transferred to
the new Engineering Department. STP
will be renamed Transportation and
will include thelairport and bicycle path

According to the plan, a Ci
Engineer will be named, probably fro
among present city employees. No ne
personnel are expected to be hired.
The ordinance to create the ne
department was tabled two'weeks a
to allow council members to consid
the objections to the consolidation t
the Director of the Utilities Departme
Wayne Abbott. Abbott said the ne
organization plan would impair accou
tability and problem-solving in h
In advocating the change in depa
tmental functions, city officials haN
said personnel would be used more e
ficiently and operations involving mot
than one department will be mot
easily coordinated. They also said mo
residents will probably not notice t


400,000 Bostonians cheer
Pope's first visit to U.S.

BOSTON (AP) - Pope John Paul II
opened a pastoral visit to his divided
American flock yesterday, raising a
shepherd's crozier to bless a drenched
but ecstatic Boston. He had words of
praise and friendship but warnings, too,
for this rich and troubled nation.
'I greet you America the Beautiful,"
the pope told a cheering throng in
Boston Common in the first major ad-
dress of his six-city U.S. tour.. "I want to

tell everyone that the pope is your
'He hailed America as a free and
generous land, but said its 'youth was
being lured from religion to the empty
"escape" of sexual pleasure, drugs,
violence and indifference.
"I PROPOSE to you the option of
love, which is the opposite of escape,"
See DRENCHED, Page 2

Palestinian mayor blasts Israeli
oppression;' demands homeland

Twenty-eight persons employed
through the city's Comprehensive Em-
ployment Training Act (CETA) lost
their jobs effective yesterday as the
result of federal legislation designed to
prevent the use of federal CETA funds
to stretch local governments' budgets.
One Washtenaw County CETA
employee also lost his job.

'A workers fired

A new law, which went into effect in
April, limits the time a person can be
employed through CETA to 18 months,
and time ran out yesterday for many
CETA employees nationwide.
Previously, there had been no time
limit on the jobs.
THE NEW legislation is aimed at
stopping local and state governments
from using CETA funds to finance

Irate Schembechler shoves

Michigan football coach Bo Schem-
bechler shoved a Michigan Daily repor-
ter yesterday afternoon after the writer
asked him a question regarding the
Wolverines' kicking problems this
'Dan Perrin, one of the four senior
editors covering football for the Daily,
had been interviewing Schembechler
alone with a tape recorder for about
five minutes when the outburst oc-
ON THE TAPE, Perrin is heard

asking: "Would you emphasize the
kicking game more when recruiting
from now on, after what's happened so
far this season?"
Schembechler started to answer, but
suddenly became angry with the repor-
"We emphasize. . . you guys are
way out of base asking me that damn
question, anyway ..." Schembechler
shouted. "What the hell do you ask me
for, when you know it's not true?"
AT THAT POINT Schembechler
See DAILY, Page 9

regular jobs, according to Abby Martin,
a spokeswoman for the Labor Depar-
tment in Washington.
The CETA program is intended to
give people job skills, not to provide
permanent employees to local gover-
nments, Martin said.
In addition to putting a halt to misuse
of CETA funds by local ,governments,
the Labor Department spokeswoman
said the time limit encourages CETA
employees to actively seek jobs in the
private sector while they are still em-
HAROLD TURNER, Director of the
city's CETA program, said yesterday
the new legislation affected 55 persons
employed either in City Hall or in a
variety of community agencies, such as
the Veterans Administration Hospital. .
According to Turner, those employed
in City Hall were offered jobs there, but
28 persons employed in community
agencies were laid off.'
About 200 persons were affected in
the County's CETA program, according
to Doris Langford, administrative
assistant for the county's CETA office.
ALTHOUGH ABOUT 30 of those
county CETA employees have yet to
See 29, Page 2

"We are not the enemy of the Jews.
We are the enemy of anyone who takes
our right to live," said the mayor of the
second largest Palestinian city on the
West Bank yesterday.
Fahd Kawasmeh, mayor of the
Israeli-occupied West Bank city of
Hebron, told an audience of about 120 in
the Michigan Room Pendleton Room
that the Palestinians need a homeland

and recognition of their basic human
coincided with Yom Kippur, a Jewish
holiday. A spokesman for the Palestine
Human Rights Organization-one of the
groups which invited Kawasmeh-said
that this coincidence was unintentional.
"What's my nationality? Where is my
homeland? What is my flag? We are
four million Palestinian people-what
are we?" asked Kawasmeh, who has
been mayor since 1976 of the cityhof
Kawasmeh said the Palestinian
people have been seeking a homeland
since 1948. They have been most active,
he said, since 1964, when the Palestine
Liberation, Organization (PLO) was
established. "Both the Palestinians in
occupied territory and in Arab coun-
tries are under the flag of the PLO," he
"WE ARE NOT terrorists,"
Kawasmeh said. "We are under oc-
cupation, we a-e struggling. We are
struggling for our rights to live in
freedom. To struggle for your aim, you
take all possibilities that are in your
"Can you believe a population of
four million is a terrorist?" the mayor
continued. "Was (French) President
(Charles) deGaulle a terrorist because

he was fighting for freedom for his
"The Jews would like to take their
revenge from us for (the actions of)
Hitler," Kawasmeh said.
KAWASMEH SAID that Israel is
purposely making life uncomfortable
for Palestinians in the occupied West
Bank. "We must pay two thousand
million Israeli pounds in taxes to Israel,
and our budget is only one thousand
million," he said.
Israel demolished 20,000 Arab homes
and built 30,000 apartments for Jews
surrounding East Jerusalem,
Kawasmeh said. Palestinians whoop-
pose the Israeli occupation of the West
Bank are routinely deported, and
hospital facilities in the area are in poor
condition, he asserted.
Kawasmeh also cited an incident last
March when the entire population of a
Palestinian city was put under military
curfew after a boy threw a rock at a
windshield. During the curfew, two
Palestinian youths were killed, and no
outside medical help was available to
the city for 17 days, he said.
Responding to fears for Israel's
security which aresoften expressed
whenever a Palestinian Mtate is
discussed, Kawasmeh said "Israel is
the strongest country in the Mideast.

Kea' wa(stne(ll

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Wednesday. On Friday, MSU's board of trustees approved,
the recommendation. Stewart is one of three new vice-
presidents appointed by Mackey since he took office in
August. She replaces Robert Perrin, who is assuming a
position at the State University of New York at Albany.

permit this year found it shields his car from tickets, but
not from brushes with unruly trees. William Kestler, the
owner of a 1975 Monte Carlo, parked at the east end of the
Coliseum lot, discovered the vehicle's roof creased substan-
tially by a rotted tree limb. Kestler said, "It looks pretty
bad, but I'm not too bothered by it - accidents like this
happen." He said he doesn't know the cost of damages but
said University insurance will cover it. A University groun-
ds crew cleared away debris from, the decaying tree
yesterday morning, and blocked off the area. Crews will

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who don't cry often catch a great many colds, but once they
become able to weep, their susceptibility to colds disap-
pears." We suggest two sure-fire methods to get the tears
streaming; chop one dozen Spanish onions daily or start
cutting classes today and fail all your finals in December.
Or the inside
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