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Carter appointee Hufstedler to
give education post 'new look'
SCANDAL MAY HAVE SPURRED SUICIDE
French official kills self
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter yesterday chose Shirley Huf-
stedler, the first woman federal
appeals judge, to be the first secretary
of the Department of Education.
Carter, in a statement read to repor-
ters by a spokesperson, called Huf-
stedler "one of the best minds in the
country to fill the position."
DEPUTY WHITE House press
secretary Rex -Ganum said Hufstedler,
54, met with Carter Monday afternoon,
when the job offer was made and accep-
ted. Her selection is subject to Senate
Hufstedler is the third woman named
to a Cabinet post by Carter. The others
are Commerce Secretary Juanita
Kreps and HEW Secretary Patricia
The president, in his statement, said
Hufstedler "could take a new fresh look
at the way we educate our children."
"SHE IS DEEPLY committed to the
quality of education and enjoys my full
confidence and support," Carter said.
"I am certain she will be an outstan-
In a companion statement issued by
the White House press office, Huf-
stedler said she intended to carry out
the administration's "long . . . com-
mitment to focusing attention on the
real educational needs of our children."
"I 'expect to spend a great del of
time as secretary of education listening
to parents, teachers, students and other
people who care about education in this
nation," she said. "The first concern of
this country in education must be
helping all students to learn."
Granum, in announcing Carter's
decision, left open the possibility that
Hufstedler would be considered for a
position on the U.S. Supreme Court if a
vacancy occurs while Carter is in of-
She is now on the Ninth Circuit Court
of Appeals in California.
Granum said that the subject of a
Supreme Court nomination came up
when the judge conferred with Carter
and that it was not precluded.'
As education secretary, Hufstedler, a
Democrat, would oversee a department
with a $14 billion budget and about
17,000 employees. The post pays $69,630
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From AP and Reuter
PARIS (AP) - French Labor
Minister Robert Boulin, a leading con-
tender for premier, was found dead
yesterday, and authorities said he
killed himself. His family blamed the
suicide on a press expose of a purported
real estate scandal.
The 59-year-old Gaullist, who had 18
years service in various Cabinet posts,
was found by police in a shallow pool of
water in Rambouillet Forest, just
southwest of Paris: Medical in-
vestigators said their laboratory tests
removed any doubt that the death was a
ACCOUNTS OF a complex property
wrangle involving Boulin's contested
ownership and alleged sales of certain
property have appeared in the right-
wing weekly Minute and the satirical
weekly Le Canard Enchaine, which
specializes in exposing political scan-
dals. The story was taken up by the
paper Le Monde last weekend.
Boulin had protested that he had
never been involved in any im-
propriety. In a radio interview on Oc-
tober 21, he said, "Let people say what
they will, my conscience is clear."
Boulin had emerged as one of Giscard
d'Estaing's most influential advisers
because of his deft handling of the
French unions in the face of unem-
ployment that has risen to 6.5 per cent.
He and Foreign Minister Jean Fran-
cois-Poncet were widely considered the
leading contenders to replace Premier
Raymond Barre, who has come under
increasing fire for not being able to
rescue the French economy from 11 per
cent annual inflation and rising oil-
One French television report said he
left a suicide note in his office which
said: "I served France with dedication.
I was a minister under the general
(deGaulle). I cannot bear suspicion."
News of Boulin's death broke a few
hours before Le Canard went to press
with this week's edition. An editorial
said: "We deplore the Labor Minister's
tragic death,.but we did not slander
him. In its investigations of Robert
Boulin's property deal, the Canard
stuck strictly to the facts."
... victim of scandal?
LSA student sets a
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professor isnot supposed to take any
punitive actions against the student,"
If a student is unhappy with the ver-
dict of the Judiciary in a' particular
case, he or she can appeal the decision
to a departmental grade appeal review
committee, Nissen said. This is usually
the final possible appeal, he added.
According to several Judiciary
members, there is an understanding
within the committee that details of
cases, including names of participants;
are not to be made public. German
Prof. Robert Paslick, who has been a
Judiciary member for one and one-half
years, said, "Ordinarily, we don't talk
However, Baker, who is a three-year
veteran of the Judiciary, told his Jour-
nalism 403 class several facts about the
case last Wednesday and Friday, ac-
cording to two students in the class.
Those facts, which included the
essential story of the case but did not
include the names of the contestants,
were not confirmed by any other mem-
*bers of the Judiciary except Pratt.
Baker said that he told-his class last
Wednesday that he had to get to a
Judiciary hearing and that the class
period would be shortened.
Scott Hall of Wheaton threw 121
passes without an interception until
Jim Bracksick snapped his string in
1978 by grabbing a deflected aerial.
Econ profs consider
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Europiean and OPEC nations.
But U.S. monetary policy does have
an effect on the American economy,
Fusfeld said, although he said he
believes raising interest rates in order
to tighten the U.S. money supply will
Daily Official Bulletin
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1979
WUOM: Options: "Your Radio is Haunted,"
Christopher Crocker, anthropologist, talking about
the meaning of masks, a visit to a Massachusetts
haunted house, analyze good and evil concepts in
Center for Russian/E. European Studies: C arl
Proffer, "The Story of Metropol," Lane Commons,
CRLT: George Williams, "Audio-visual
Techniques," 2417 Mason, 3 p. m.
Environmental Science & Technology: John W.
Moore, Eastern Michigan, "Computer Simulation in
Chemical Kinetics and Environmental Systems," 136
Eng. IA Bldg., 3:30p.m.
Epidemiology/Health Behavior and Education:
Graham Ward, Chief Health Education Branch,
NIH, SPH II, 4p.m.
Engineering Humanities: Melcin Kranzberg,
"Technology: The Half-Full Cup," Rackham Amph.,
4 p.m.; Samule Florman, "Technology and the
Tragic View, Rackham Amph., 8 p.m. .
Industrial/operations Engineering: Katta G. Mur-
ty, "The Ellipsoid Algorithm For Solving Linear
Programs," 229W. Eng., 4p.m.
Physics/Astronomy: E. Zaremba, Queen's-U.,
"Quasiatoms: Their Definition and Use in Solid State
Physics," 2038 Randall, 4 p.m.
Statistics: A. T. James, U-Adelaide, S. Autralia,
"Metabolic Statistics and Biological Energy," 451
Mason Hall, 4 p.m.
Center for Chinese Studies: Allen S. Whiting,
Foreign Policy After Chou En-Lai," 150 Hitchins,
Music School, University Philharmonia, Stephen
Osmund, Conductor, Halloween Concert, Hill, 8 p.m.
lead to dark consequences. Such a
move is designed to push the nation into
a mild recession, thus easing inflation,
but Fusfeld said higher interest rates
will stifle investment needed for
Fusfeld added that inflation is ac-
tually needed to counter high interest
rates. "You'd have to have rocks in
your head to invest (unless) you expect
prices to go up in the meantime,"
ACKLEY, HOWEVER, sees the
Federal Reserve as acting with
reasonable care to fight inflation.
"Some may think the Federal Reserve
seems a bit reckless. I don't always
agree with their policies, but I don't
think that at all. They're trying to
create a recession. I think they will
succeed. But they're cautious, thought-
Fusfeld said most of the solutions to
the economic problems are "politically
impossible." In addition to reduced in-
terest rates, Fusfeld said the nation
needs wage, price, and profit controls
along with "stringent controls of inter-
national shifting of capital."
Ackley said prudent economic
solutions are being clouded by political
considerations. "Value judgments need
to be made," he said. The country has
to decide "how much social costs we're
willing to incur."
The choice between recession and
continued high inflation is a "close
judgment" according to Ackley, but,
unlike the Fed, he said he leans toward
stopping the recession and tolerating
higher inflation. "The costs of inflation
tend to be exaggerated," he said.
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