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Yol. LXXXX, No. 55 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 8, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Cadavers: The cold,



Rich walked into class the first day with only one
thought in mind:' finding a good body. Looking down
the rows of shiny dissecting tables, however, he expec-
ted some stiff competition.
The cadaver he finally got resembled a papier-
mache figure, far removed from the living human
being it once had been.
"GROSS (ANATOMY) LAB may be the hardest
e urse offered by the University," said Jeff, a third-
year dental student, who asked to be identified by first
name only.r
The type of studies done in .the lab are called
"gross," because they are done with the naked eye,
explained third-year dental student Pete Drescher.
'The course is not only difficult'in terms of the
material covered, but also because of the
psychological burden it may place on students.
THE CLASS REQUIRES dissection of cadavers, and
is mandatory for all medical, dental, physical therapy,

and Inteflex students.
The first assignement, according to one- student, is
skinning the body. Students also must remove organs
and identify various parts of the anatomy.
Approximately 200 bodies are used each year in the
lab and are obtained primarily through a state-wide
body-donor program, according to Anatomy Prof.
Thomas Oelrich, the program's coordinator for 30
Unclaimed bodies from the Detroit area occasionally
are used, also.
"The privacy of body identification is maintained,"
said Oelrich. Students are told only the cadaver's age
and cause of death.
THE BODIES ARE embalmed and kept in a morgue
at Medical Science II, said Oelrich, until needed for.
dissection. Cadavers are embalmed for long-term
preservation, he added.
"I give people who donate (their bodies to science) a
lot of credit. Bodies get tossed around and there is a
high degree of disrespect," said one student who asked.

not to be identified. "I would never donate (my body)
after seeing what happens," he added.
Mooch Youngs, a third-year dental student, agreed.
"People have been known to jump rope with various
parts of the anatomy," he said, while a skeleton's arm
was draped casually around his neck.
Stachel, dissect a head, Youngs said in some instances
cadavers' gold bridgeworks have turned up missing or
Students said they are unable to eat chicke6 or ham-
burger after class. They also give their cadavers
names, such as Alphonso, Zelda, and Barth Gimbel.
The scent of embalming ;fluid and formaldehyde
engulfs the lab. The cadavers' skin color is brownish
and leathery. Facial features are recognizable, but
deformed-only a shadow of their former shapes.
Bodies lie on tables, blanketed by sheets of plastic.
MOST STUDENTS SAID they had to desensitize
themselves in order to work on the corpses.
"It's the first time many students have been around
See THE, Page 7

U.S. envoy-s
denied entry
into Iran


Teddy is ready!

From AP, Reuter and UPI
BOSTON - Senator Edward Ken-
nedy (D-Mass.) formally opened his
campaign for the presidency yester-
day with a hard-hitting attack on the
man whose job he wants, President
Standing beneath a portrait of an-
other Massachusetts senator, Daniel
Webster, the 47-year-old Kennedy
declared his candidacy in historic
Faneuil Hall one year before the 1980
"I TAKE THE course compelled
by events and by my commitment to
public life," he said in 'prepared
Kennedy said that before the last
presidential election, "We were told
that Arericans were honest, loving,
good, decent and compassionate.
Now, the people are blamed for
every national ill and scolded as
greedy, wasteful and mired in

"Which is it?" he asked. "Did we
change so much in these three
years? Or is it because our present
leadership does not understand that
we are willing, even anxious, to be
on the march again?"
"FOR MANY months, we have
been sinking into crisis," Kennedy
said, "yet, we hear no clear sum-
mons from the center of power. This
country is not prepared to sound
retreat. It is ready to advance. It is
willing to make a stand. And, so am
Kennedy was asked about
criticism from the White House that
he has been unable to find an issue
on which he differs sharply with
President Carter. He replied by
singling out the Carter ad-
ministration efforts to combat in-
He said that if he. is elected, it
See KENNEDY, page 5

Ar rhioo
SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY (D-Mass.) is all smiles as he announces his
candidacy in front of eager supporters at a patked Faneuil lall in Boston.

American emissaries sent to negotiate,
the release of some 60 Americans held
hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran
were stalled in Turkey yesterday when.
Iranian leaders refused to let them into
the country.
Ramsey Clark, a former U.S. attor-
ney general, and William Miller, a staff
member of the Senate Intelligence
Committee, were'reported by the State
Department to be waiting in Istanbul
for further instruction.
State Department spokesman Hod-
ding Carter said the two emissaries,
carryingd personal message from
President Carter to Iranian-leaders,
would remain in Turkey indefinitely,
"pending clarification" from the
Tehran government.
TEHRAN RADIO said earlier that
revolutionary leader Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini would not meet
with them.
"Should the U.S.A. hand over to Iran
the deposed shah - this enemy No. 1 of
our nation - and give up espionage
against our movement, the way would
then be open for talks about certain
relations which are in the nation's in-
terest," Khomeini was quoted as saying
in the radio broadcast, monitored in
Kuwait and London.

Local DeMs look for leade

His staunch liberal record is appealing, but it's
his potential as a powerful leader that makes Sen.
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) the early, over-
whelming favorite of many local Democrats.
Many party regulars ignore the attacks of Carter
backers who contend that Kennedy's image as a
strong leader is due to the "Kennedy mystique."
They argue that Kennedy is the only contender
capable of lifting the nation out of its "malaise."
"KENNEDY GIVES this country hope, said local
Democratic activist Amy Perrone, a founder of a
citywide draft Kennedy movement.
To University law student Steve Foley, another

"draft. Kennedy" founder, Kennedy is "a guy who
can get up and inspire people, and lead them."
With a Congress divided as it is today, Foley said,
"sometimes it seems more important to do
something, anything."
According to Perrone, whose draft-movement
conducted a preliminary survey of student voter at-
titudes, students were "three to one" behind Ken-
nedy for president.
Dissatisfaction With Carter is key to many Ken-
nedy backers' support. "Carter has done an awful
job," Perrone said. "He is directly responsible for
cutting off Medicaid abortion funds to poor
women." Perrone said that Carter merely had

r In enned
given lip service to the Equal Rights Aiendment
(ERA), without giving the proposed amendment his
active support.
The Chappiquiddick incident is "irrelevant," ac-
cording to Ken Jakubowski, a Democratic fund
raiser and Kennedy supporter.
Local Democrat Scott North said he was curren-
tly a Kennedy supporter, but he disliked Xennedy'┬žI
sponsorship of a Senate bill that proposes reforms in
the nation's criminal code.
"A lot of people think it's a really repressive piece
of legislation," North said, "and it's really impor-
tant, because it's reforming the entire criminal
See A2, Page 5

TH E TWO LEFT Washington
Tuesday night after conferring with
President Carter. Carter told reporters
yesterday he hoped the trip would suc-
ceed in freeing the hostages. "We pray
it will," he said.
Students occupying the embassy
called Clark and Miller "the filthiest
individuals" and their intention of
seeing Khomeini "half-baked," accor-
ding to a statement on Tehran radio
monitored by the BBC. It added: "Have
we not said that negotiations are im-
possible and that our resolute demand
is for the extradition of the traitorous
,shah?"' N
The broadcast denied reports Iran
had halted oil shipments to the United
States but said it would consider doing
so if America did not extradite Shah
Mohammad Reza Pahlevi, ousted last
January in Khomeini's Islamic
A CUTOFF of Iranian oil probably
would not trigger gasoline rationing in
the United States, presidential press
secretary Jody Powell said yesterday.
But Powell said the administration.
was undertaking an accelerated review
. of steps i$ could take to counter anys
such shutoff, and said "we are
prepared to initiate an appropriate
See KHOMEINI, Page 2

Dems criticize city
administrator search

Several Democratic City Council-
members claim. they have been denied
input into Ann Arbor's city ad-
ministrator search as a result of
mismanagement and a lack of com-
munication. Republican Mayor Louis
Belcher, who has directed the search,
maintained that the search has been as
open as possible, and is running accor-
ding to schedule.
"The selection process has been in-
credibly mishandled," claimed Coun-
cilwoman Leslie Morris (D-Second
Ward). She contended that the four
Democrats on the eleven-member
council were not given sufficient access
to candidate resumes. The five finalists
for the city's top administrative post
may have been selecte without input
from the Democrats, Morris added.
BUT BELCHER said the candidates'
names and resumes were available to
all Council members as scheduled last

Friday. He aded that he had received
recommendations or rankings from all
the.council members except Ken Latta
(D-First Ward) by yesterday after-
As of late yesterday afternoon, Latta
said he had not seen any of the 20 can-
didates' resumes. At Monday night's
Council meeting Belcher assured Latta
that he would receive copies of the
resumes immediately. Latta added,
however, he did not discover until'last
Friday that the resumes would be made
for each Council member.
Korn-Ferry International, a person-
nel consulting firm based in Los
Angeles, narrowed a group of sixty ap-
plicants down to 20. Then ' citizens ad-
visory group reviewed the 20 can-
didates, which were also subject to
Council consideration. The Citizens and
Council members made recommen-
dations or rankings of their top choices
See DEMS, Page 7

70 protest
KKK actions
in, rally
on Diag
About 70 demonstrators rallied on
the Diag yesterday afternoon, to
protest the five shooting deaths of anti-
Klan demonstrators at a Klu Klux Klan
(KKK) rally in Greensboro, North
Carolina on Saturday.
The protesters chanted, "Jail the
killer Klansmen," and "Smash the
Nazis and the Klan," as they marched
around the Diag carrying pickets
bearing similar slogans.
IRENE RHINESMITH, a memfber of
the rally's sponsor group, the Spartacus
Youth League (SYL), demanded that
the charges against the anti-Klan

Daily Photo by LISA UDELSON
MORE THAN 70 persons demonstrate on the Diag against Ku Klux Klan violence. Yesterday's protest was spured
by the shootings last Saturdav in Greensboro. North Carolina.

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industry leaders. Execs advise the business aspirants and
sneak a preview of upcoming job applicants. ['
The .University's desire
for efficiency even extends
to its room-numbering
system, if Angell Hall is
any guide. In one of their
dark, little-traveled
basement corridors, there
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Acting Rackham dean named
The current associate dean of the Graduate School,
Eugene Feingold, will serve as acting dean of that school
until Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs Alfred
Sussman returns full-time to his Rackham deanship.
Feingold's nomination is expected to be approved by the
Regents next week, and he will assume the post Nov. 15.
Once a new vice-president for academic affairs has taken
office, both Feingold and Sussman will return to their
regular posts. Feingold has been at the University since
1oMn serving in the Pnlitica l.Sienc e pnartment "and the

Center in Palo Alto, Calif. The magnet, one of the largest
loads ever moved on public highways, is being transported
from the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. 0,
On the inside
Arts previews the PTP-sponsored production "The
White Devil" on page 5. . . see Sports for the first in a two-
part series on Athletic Director Don Canham. . . an
analysis.of the feisty, beleaguered, maverick mayor Dennis
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