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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 89 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 17, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pages

vote delayed
for lack of
Elections for the nine-member local
PIRGIM board, originally scheduled
for yesterday and today have been can-'
celled due to lack of publicity.
Twenty five votes which were cast
yesterday at the Fishbowl have been
voided and a new election has been ten-
tatively scheduled for February.
PIRGIM-the Public Interest
Research Group In Michigan-is fun-
ded by University students on a volun-
teer basis and is made up of five task
forces which seek reforms in areas
such as tenants rights, consumer
protection and the environment. The
local board coordinates the task forces
which work in the Ann Arbor com-
munity, however, PIRGIM is a state-
wide organization.
John Leone, a candidate for one of the
seven open board seats in yesterday's
scheduled election, said yesterday that
he learned of the date of the election
Sunday. '"They (PIRGIM) didn't have
an exact date," said Leone. "I would
say there is a little fault inside of
PIRGIM" for the lack of publicity.
PIRGIM Campus Coordinator Tom
Moran, who is in charge of organizing
the elections, agreed that PIRGIM did
not sufficiently publicize the election.
Moran said the organization had been
j concentrating on several other projects
recently and had not put much effort in-
to organizing the election. Last month,
PIRGIM began a petition drive to make
changes in the city's $5 fine for un-
deraged drinking. Moran said the group
was also concentrating on a successful
petitioning of the Regents last fall to
limit the necessary percentage of
students supporting PIRGIM from 33
per cent to 25 per cent. In addition,
PIRGIM members were actively
soliciting support from students during
See PIRGIM, Page 10

Shah departs as
Iranians celebrate

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Shah
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, a weaping
king driven from his kingdom, flew his
royal jet out of Iran yesterday on a
journey from ,which he may never
His departure set off an explosion of
joy by millions of his people. If his
triumphant foes have their way, the
shah's flight means the end of monar-
chy in a land ruled by kings for 2,500
Tehran's streets, singing and dancing,
cheering each other in celebration of
victory in the bloody year-long popular
struggle against the man who has ruled
their nation since 1941.
"The shah is gone forever," they
chanted. Motorists honked horns and
flashed headlights. People waved por-

traits of Ayatullah Khomaini, the bear-
ded Moslem leader who marshaled a
broad political and religious movement
that forced the shah from the country.
But not all Iranians rejoiced.
Diplomatic sources said pro-shah
soldiers fired at demonstrators in nor-
thern Tehran and there had been some
injuries. The reported violence pointed
up the divisiveness that remains in Iran
and may foreshadow continued blood-
THE 59-YEAR-OLD monarch took
the controls himself and piloted his
"Shah's Falcon" Boeing 727 jetliner in-
to the bright skies over Tehran and on
to Aswan, Egypt, where he was
welcomed by President Anwar Sadat.
A 21-gun salute was fired at Aswan
airport and Egyptians lined the streets
under banners saying "Welcome to the
The monarch,who looked exhausted,
was embraced by President Sadat on
his arrival.
"I AM FEELING tired and need a
rest," the shah said before leaving
Tehran's airport.
A senior official present at his depar-
ture said two army generals asked the
shah not to go, but he replied: "I have
to. It is in the interest of the country."
The official said the shah was very

distraught and near tears, but did not
weep openly.
HE IS EXPECTED to stay in Egypt
for a few days before flying on to the
United States for what is officially
described as an "extended vacation."
Reportedly he will meet in Aswan with
former President Gerald Ford, who had
long been scheduled to meet with Sadat
In Washington, the State Department
said it would welcome the shah on a
visit in the United States. A spokesman
said the visit would be unofficial but
that did not preclude a ceremonial
welcome and high-level talks.
IN TEHRAN, Prime Minister Shapur
Bakhtiar, who received a vote of con-
fidence from the lower house of
parliament just before the shah left
Iran, issued a call for calm last night,
saying: "This is the time to prove that
the people of Iran deserve freedom and
Dr. Bakhtiar, who became prime
minister 10 days ago, said in a radio
broadcast that he had ordered troops to
arrest anyone taking undue advantage
of the situation.
"The people of Iran are on the brink
of an abyss after 25 years of
See IRAIANS, Page 7

AP Photo
Iran's Moslem opposition leader, Ayatullah Khomaini, yesterday addressed
supporters outside his Paris home. "The Shah's departure is the first step toward
ending 50 years of the Pahlavi dynasty," the religious leader told reporters.

Regents knock appointment plan

Though a majority of the University's
eight Regents has already blasted
Governor William Milliken's advocacy
for the appointment of Regents, the
elected officials say they will take no
action against the proposal because it
has such a slim chance of becoming
Milliken, in his State of the State ad-
dress last Thursday in Lansing, called
for legislation that would give the
governor power to appoint the gover-
ning boards of the University, Eastern
Michigan University (EMU), and
Michigan State University (MSU).
Milliken claims more appointment
power would make those governing
boards more accountable to the gover-
ACCORDING TO the state's 1963 con-
stitution, University and EMU Regents

and MSU trustees are elected on the
November statewide ballot while the
boards of the state's other ten public
universities are appointed by the
Several Regents mentioned,
however, that they weren't worried
about the proposition because the
Republican governor would have to get
it passed through the state's largely
democratic legislature. Milliken has
unsuccessfully endorsed measures for
several years which would give him
more appointment power.
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey)
said he doesn't plan to take any action
on the question, which he strongly op-
"HE (MILLIKEN) has always
pushed for that (appointing the Regen-
ts). It's a political question. It's not
going to go anywhere," Brown'said.

The lawyer said his greatest objec-
tion to Milliken's system is that it would
"make the appointees subject to the
will of the governor."
"I think a person who goes out and
runs for office is more likely to be in-
volved. He might be more aware of
what's going on in the state," Brown
Lansing) also said the proposal has vir-
tually no chance of passage, but he ad-
ded that he may "urge the Board (of
Regents) to take a position against it."
Dunn slammed Milliken's suggestion,
claiming it is only a political move.
"It's very funny, that he never
brought this up when there was a
majority of Republicans on the board,"
Dunn said. There is a 6-2 Democratic
majority among the University Regen-
ACCORDING TO reports in the Ann
Arbor News, Regents Deane Baker (R-
Ann Arbor), Robert Nederlander (D-
Birmingham) and Thomas Roach (D-
Grosse Pointe) have already publicly
opposed Milliken's proposal. None of
these Regents could be reached for
comment. Sarah Power(D-Ann Arbor)
and James Waters (D-Muskegon) were
also unavailable for comment.
Robert Weber, director of Higher
Education Management Systems with
the state's Department of Education
confirmed that Milliken's request has
little chance for approval.
"It would require that the state
legislature introduce a resolution to
place it on the state ballot. There have
been no bills introduced. I can't
imagine it would be a very high priority
for the state legislature," said Weber.

Food service

U.S. criticizes Israel

Weekend food service consolidation
for six University residence halls
became almost a certainty last night
after a public hearing on the recom-
mendations of the Single Student Rate
Study Committee. -
Norman Snustad, associate housing
director and chairman of the commit-
tee, expressed doubt that the concerns
voiced by the six students at the
hearing would prompt a withdrawal of
the consolidation recommendation, but
said their objections would be checked
If approved by the Regents as expec-
ted, the consolidation plan would take
effect in September. Under the plan, on
weekends West Quad residents would
eat at South Quad, Mosher-Jordan
residents would eat at Markley, and
Alice Lloyd residents would go to
Couzens for food service.
The main objections outlined by
students at the hearing concerned fears
of overcrowding and overtaxing of

facilities in the affected dorms. Some of
the students said long lines, crowded
dining rooms, and shortages of food and
utensils would result if the con-
solidation plans were carried out.
The advisory committee, composed
of four voting students and two voting
Housing Division administrators, made
a tentative report to University
Housing Director Robert Hughes last
week. Only one voter at tended the
The report calls for an average
University housing rate increase for
single students of 6.9 per cent, or $141.21
per student. Included in the figure is a
projected savings of $12 )per student
resulting from weekend consolidation.
The report in its final form will be
submitted to Hughes before being
presented to the Regents. In the recent
past, the Regents have not significantly
altered the report before approving it.
Last month, the Regents again failed
to approve the construction of a facility
See DORM, Page 7


administration has sent a "strong
protest" to Israel in response to the
Jerusalem government's decision to
build three military outposts on the
West Bank and Gaza Strip, an ad-
ministration official said yesterday.
Meanwhile, Israeli commandos
yesterday stormed ashore and attacked
a Palestinian "terrorist" stronghold in
southern Lebanon while Israeli naval
vessels bombarded guerrilla "concen-
tration" along the coast, the army said.
The administration official, who
asked not to be identified, said the move
would "not contribute to a summit con-
ference" to resolve the obstacles to a
peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
President Carter's special Middle East
envoy, left Monday for Jerusalem and
Cairo to resume U.S. efforts at reaching
a peace treaty. Carter said Sunday that
he would be willing to meet with Prime
Minister Menachem Begin of Israel and
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, if
necessary, to help then resolve their
The U.S. official, referring tok Ather-
ton's mission, said the Israeli action
"doesn't make his job any easier."
At the State Department, spokesman
Hodding Carter would say only that the
administration had received conflicting
" The midwest began clean-up
operations yesterday after the
worst storm of the winter hit over
the weekend. The killer storm left
55 persons dead and closed
Chicago's O'Hare International
Airnrt fnr mnrp than 4> houzrs-

reports about Israel's plans and that
the U.S. position-that settlements in
these terrorities were illegal and an ob-
stacle to peace-had not changed.
THE ISRAELI MOVE was seen in
Washington as an effort by Begin to
pacify the right wing of his Likud
Begin has refused permission to the
ultra-rightist religious group, Gush
Emunim, to set up new Jewish set-
tlements on the Israeli occupied West
MSA tables,
support for
Cellar union
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) last night tabled a resolution
which would have supported University
Cellar employees who are members of
the International Workers of the World
(IWW). The resolution was put off until
the opponents and proponents could
meet on a date to be specified later.
Several University Cellar employees
and Eric Glatz, IWW organizer, asked
MSA to back them. However, MSA did
not invite the Cellar Board of Directors
and management to speak at the
The Cellar Board of Directors refused
to recognize the union without holding
elections presided over by the National
Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ac-
cording to Glatz. Both management
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Bank of the Jordan River.
On Sunday, he told demonstrators
who gathered outside his home that he
would not give in to the religious
group's demands.
THE WEST BANK settlements have
become an obstacle to completing the
peace process set in motion by the
Camp David meeting last September.
Begin said that no settlements would
be built until after Dec. 17, the target
See ISRAELI, Page 10

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