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Vol. LXXXX, No.31 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 11, 1979 Ten Page

Pot, alcohol use on campus as prevalent as ever
By MITCH CANTOR Cigipa taWhen you start talking about weed,
First in a four-part series t hey start thinking about co
he 1960s, the rise in student ac- hippy-freaks, ya know," he said. IF

In t

tivism and unrest was accompanied by
an unprecedented boom in drug use on
college campuses. A decade later,
while activism has faded into apathy
and unrest into dalm, drugs have main-
tained their status as a part of everyday
life in Ann Arbor.
And while they haven't reached the
popularity level of 10 years ago, many
drugs are being used by, increasing
numbers of people.
Spurred by what it says are increas-
ing conflicts with the Board of Regents,
a group of students met in the Pen-
dleton Room of the Union last night to
discuss forming a coalition to run a
candidate to represent student interests
in the 1980 Regental election.
According to group spokesman Jack
hall, the representative would not
likely be a student, since such a can-
didate would probably fail over-
whelmingly in the state-wide election.
"THE GROUP'S major concerns
would be finding someone from a major
parity, known to be sympathetic to
student concerns to run for Regent,"
Hall said. While neither the Democratic
nor the Republican party was chosen as
a definitive focal point of recruitment,
the students present tended to favor the
In discussing qualities of a candidate,
Michigan Student Assembly Academic
Affairs Coordinator Marc Breaksteone
said, "We want someone who's an
educator, someone who has some sen-
sitivity to the quality of education, who
See STUDENTS, Page 3

"TEN YEARS AGO it was all much
newer to us, and we were all sort of
overwhelmed by any and all drug use.
Since then, we've come to see that it's
here, and it's here to stay. I think
people have come to accept them as
part of today's life," said Jim Asberry,
Couzens Hall building director, who has
worked in college housing for 11 years.
Marijuana, alcohol and cocaine are
the three most popular drugs on cam-

pus today, and the first two are
probably at least as popular as they
were 10 years ago. But sources disagree
about which substance is more widely-
"I'd say pot is more popular (with
University students) only because a lot
of people I know smoke and go to
classes, smoke and do other things. And
it's not that easy to perceive when
people are high, whereas when you're

drunk, it is," said Anne, a University
JOHN, A University junior who sold
pot and cocaine last year, claims pot is
very popular, but still second to
drinking because stereotypes about
marijuana smokers Aeem to persevere.
"Alcohol is viewed, in a much dif-
ferent sense than smoking pot. It's just
'cause people go out and have a beer,,
and they see nothing wrong with it.

"Drinking is just more accepted.
Even older people aren't surprised to
see University students with a beer
where they might be if they see a guy
with a joint," said Doug, a University
junior who smokes marijuana and uses
LSD occasionally.
AT THE SAME time, however, there
seems to be some opposition to the view
that alcohol is more socially accep-
See CAMPUS, Page 2


F e
......................till causing

From The Associated Press
Frenzied activity rocked the stock
and bond markets of Wall Street for the
second straight day yesterday in a con-
vulsive reaction to the Federal Reser-
ve's new plans for clamping down on
Bond prices likewise came under in-
tense pressure as the markets absorbed
the shock of new record levels of in-
terest rates. On Tuesday many of the
nation's banks announced unpreceden-
ted increases of one full percentage
point in the benchmark prime lending
rate from 13% to 14 per cent.
SAVINGS BANK officials also said
yesterday home owners will be vir-
tually shut out of mortgage funds in
nearly half the states beginning in
Twenty-four states will be hit har-
dest, because they have laws limiting
mortgage rates to about 12 per cent or
less, making it unprofitable for banks
there to lend mortgage money because
they must pay even higher interest
rates to borrow.
Trading volume at the New York
Stock Exchange reached a record 81.62
million shares, far outdistancing the
previous high of 66.37 million set Aug. 3
of last year.
THE DOW JONES average of 30 in-
dustrial stocks, off about 25 points at

t us'et
Thomas Parliament, an economist at
the U.S. League of Savings
Associations, pinpointed Arkansas,
Washington, Georgia, Illinois, . Iowa,
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jer-
sey, New York, and Texas as very mor-
tgage-dry "come the first part of next
AND IN THOSE states without usury
ceilings, he said, home buyers may face
mortgages carrying interest rates of
12.5 per cent or higher.
Steep rates will be particularly
evident in California and Florida, he
That prediction could be on the low
side, according to the government's
chief regulator of thrift institutions.
- HE PREDICTED mortgage. rates
could reach 14 per cent by early next
year, while housing starts could plum-
met by as much as 25 per cent in 1979.
Despite all the turmoil, however,
many Wall Streeters continued to
praise the Federal Reserve's decision
last weekend to bring out some heavy
new guns in its battle against inflation.
: Many conceded that the new steps
raised the odds of at least a moderate
recession in the months ahead, and
potentially rugged times for such im-
portant industries as housing construc-
tion and auto manufacturing.
BUT THEY argued that. whatever

Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER

Special delivery
Pat Wilcox from Bea Sigma Phi sorority brings a hot meal to retiree Adolf Helber. Through the Motor Meals program,'
some elderly and ill Ann Arbor residents who can't cook for themselves receive regular visits and food. See story
page 7.

. . ,


Power hts U

hiring policies

The University should break long-
standing traditions in its hiring prac-
tices by employing more women
faculty members, UJniversity Regent
Sarah Power (D-Ann Arbor) told a
meeting of the University's Com-
mission for Women yesterday after-
In a short speech which was followed
by questions and comments from the
audience of approximately 40 Univer-
sity female faculty and staff, Power
suggested that the University should
encourage its departments to follow af-
firmative action principles more
closely., For instance, Power said,
departments could ask for increased
funds to help them hire more women.
POWER NOTED other factors that
are keeping women off University
faculty rolls. These included the in-

creasingly low rate.of faculty turnover
and tight budgets within departments.
According to Power, there are no
female deans in LSA, no female vice-
presidents of the University, and not
enough women on search committees.
The University's only female regent
said that a report on hiring practices in
LSA two years ago indicated that only
nine of the college's women were hired
on the tenured track. But, she said, this
year's report shows that eight of those
women have now left the University.
square one," she said.
Power said female faculty leave the
University because they do not receive
promotions, or are hired away by other
universities. She said University male
department heads still are skeptical
about female faculty members'


' - -- to open up the hiring systefn, such as mid-afternoon, staged a late rally to short term pain might result could be
Power called the fact that it is stronger recruitment of women into finish with an 8.37 decline at 849.82. more than offset by the longer-term
generally acknowledged that women doctoral- programs. Other suggestions That left the widely recognized average benefits of progress against rapid in-
have been discriminated against in from the audience included the with a loss of more than 48 points since flation, which many economists regard
hiring practices "one of our most hear- recruitment of undergraduates and the start of the week. as a ticking time bomb for the U.S.
tening" advances in the seven years even igh school students -into In world markets, the dollar dropped economy.
since she served on the Commission for traditionally male-dominated fields, in foreign exchange, giving up some of This week's slide, by contrast,
Women. But she added that real gains such as the ph alsciences its gains of the past two days. Gold represented a loss of between seven and
for women are not keeping pace with Power called on-her listeners to offer prices soared more than $28 an ounce to eight per cent, as measured by the Dow
these attitudinal changes. their comments and interpretations of $419.50 in early trading, but later Jones industrial average, through mid-
POWER ALSO suggested new means the situation to the Board of ,Regents. backed off to $408 in London. afternoon yesterday.
Father of H-boml-

Nuclear power vital

SDS, black leaders slam

Chief Krasny
Last in a two-part series
While city administrators and former
Ann Arbor officials have praised Police
Chief Walter Krasny for his methods of
quelling campus disturbances, one
black leader and some former student
activists saw another, more negative
side, of the outgoing 61-year-old chief.
Ezra Rowry, a leader of the city's
black community in the early 1970s,
likened Krasny's position to a puppet on
the city administration's political

s olicies
"POLICE CHIEFS are functionaries
of political bodies," Rowry commen-
ted. "Krasny was under a conservative
City Council and conservative city ad-
ministration. He was about as much of
a functionary as you could ever find.
Whatever came dowh the pike, to the
police chief, it had to come from that
(conservative) kind of channel.
Whatever Krasny came out to be had to
be affected by that (conservative) kind
of superior."
While Rowry said Krasny's non-
See SDS, Page 7

Unlike his more flamboyant adver-
saries in the national nuclear energy
debate, Edward Teller didn't speak
before enthusiastic mob of jean-clad
activists. Nor did he enlist the aid of
countless musicians to help rally mass
Instead, the noted physicist - the
"father of the hydrogen bomb" -
preached his pro-nuclear energy gospel
last night before a quietly approving
crowd of less than 300 in a -sedate con-
ference room of the Bechtel Cor-
TELLER, 71, said he doesn't classify
himself strictly as a nuclear advocate
but rather as a supporter of nuclear
energy in a much wider energy
"Nuclear energy won't solve
everything," Teller said, but "there is a

nuclear component to the energy
Tellermdevoted much of his 50-minute
talk to attacking anti-nuclear activists,
especially Jane Fonda and Tom
Hayden, and national policies that he
said inhibit domestic energy develop-
TELLER, BORN in Hungary and
educated in Germany, came to the
United States in 1935. He worked on the
Manhattan Project that developed the
atomic bomb during World War II and
conducted research at various
educational institutions. In the early
1950s, Teller led the research that
culminated in the development of the
hydrogen bomb, still the most powerful
weapon in the world.
. "They are a bunch of elitists," he said
of Fonda and Hayden. "They are a bun-
See 'FATHER,' Page 7

Vaily not by IA LAUSI
PHYSICIST EDWARD TELLER, "the father of the hydrogen bomb,"
speaking at the Bechtel Corporation last night, noted that nuclear energy
will not solve all energy problems.

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by a shortage of living space in the capital, are reluctant to
leave. One student poster showed a big soldier smoking a
cigarette posing with a rocket ship and leaning back again-
st a textbook. Printed on the poster was a proverb about a
guest who came to dinner and moved into the house. It ad-
ded: "Oppose Barbaric Power." II
Escape from sex island
A lot of monkey business has been going on in Mont-
(1Ir1r'flv TAl ham'a 1.tf~dyrIt .all c.4,artal rn floc want,

More monkey business
While Otis was busy planning his third escape from the
slammer in Montgomery yesterday, a self-proclaimed
"funky looking gorilla wearing a sandwich board" was
busy huckstering on the Diag. The simian was part of a
promotion for the University Activities Center's Gong Show
scheduled for tomorrow night at 9:00 in the Union
Ballroom. According to the gorilla, the fuzzy black suit kept
him toasty while the winds were whipping across campus.
So ditch your down this winter and stay snug with rape
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the bureau," but past rigors will not be applied. This new
"with it" spirit of the FBI also eases strict punishment for
agents engaging in extra-marital or pre-marital sexual
relatonships. No longer does such "decadence" result in
automatic dismissal. Webster says he wants to put more
"emphasis on honesty and integrity rather than on private
lifestyles." So Diag burnouts you still have a shot at your
James Bond dreams. f
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