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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 113 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 14, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pages
Bond sale ballot includes street improvement plan

I THIRD WARD

FOURTH WARD

IBALLOT ISSUES

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By JEFFREY WOLFF
The Third Ward Republican primary between incumbent Louis Senunas and
challenger Gerald Curry is marked by the current national rhetoric attacking big
government and its "wasteful" spending programs. Curry cites his dislike for "the
inefficient bureaucratic way this country is being run" as the main factor prom-
pting him to challenge Senunas for the leadership of this predominantly
Republican district.
"Somebody has to do something about it and I'm more than willing to be the
one," Curry said.
This attitude is the product of what Curry's "philosophical" belief that "the
See THIRD, Page 2

By AMY SALTZMAN
Leroy Cappaert likes to think that there is a legitimate reason for holding a
primary next Tuesday.
The Fourth Ward Democratic candidate-who is, for all practical purposes,
running unopposed-contends that the $20,000 being spent by the city to run the
primary is going to a worthy cause. "The open primary provides citizens access to
the electoral process," Cappaert said. And Cappaert admits, if nothing else, "the
primary will be a good testing ground for punch card voting."
Cappaert did have an opponent until Democratic precinct captain Mel
Grieshaber withdrew from the race. However, since the formal withdrawal dead-
See DEMOCRAT, Page 2

By ELISA ISAACSON
In the final draft of the bond sale ballot proposals, City Council added a major
street improvement plan to its previous list of projects to be put before the voters
this April.
In a maneuver in part designed to make the proposed $3,500,000 garbage
shredding and landfill equipment package more attractive to the voters, coun-
cilmembers also moved to separate these two items on the ballot.
TO ALLEVIATE the worries several councilmembers expressed earlier con-
cerning the likelihood of approval of the $525,000 to $800,000 street reconstruction
plan, council decided to spread the repayment of the borrowed money over five
See BOND, Page 10
New Iranian

Ohio St.
decides
no Soviet
art exhibit
BY JOE VARGO
After several days of debate, officials
at Ohio State University (OSU) decided
Monday night not to exhibit the Soviet
art collection that was cancelled here
last week by the Sbviet government.
Robin Wilson, associate provost at
OSU, confirmed that OSU officials can-
celled plans for showing the collection.
Wilson said Soviet officials never made
a firm commitment to the Ohio school
that would have permitted the
exhibition of 150 paintings, graphics
and art works.
"ALTHOUGH ALL parties seemed
interested in showing the exhibit here,
at no point did any official spokesman
- say this was approved. It got to the
point where we couldn't wait any
longer," Wilson said.
According to Wilson, OSU became
.eligible as a possible alternate site for
exhibiting the "Russia: 1800-1850" art
collection after Soviet officials in
Washington cancelled the scheduled
month-long showing (Feb. 16-March 16)
here.' The exhibit was cancelled
because University officials refused to
call off a poetry reading by dissident
Josef Brodsky, the University's poet-in-
residence since 1972.
After the exhibit was cancelled in
Ann Arbor, Wilson said the two Soviet
curators traveling with the exhibit
visited Columbus last Wednesday af-
ternoon. After approving the museum
facilities, the curators called the Soviet
embassy in Washington, which in turn
contacted Moscow, where the final
decision was to have been made. "That
decision never came," said Wilson.
"I DON'T know if it was a
bureaucratic mix-up, but the Russians
never made a decision," Wilson ex-
plained.
Wilson expressed disappointment.
about not being able to obtain the
exhibit for OSU.
See OHIO, Page 7

gov't
By AP and Reuter
TEHRAN - Iran's new leader,
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, cracked
down yesterday on illegal arrests and
looting by the young Islamic
revolutionaries who swept him to power
last weekend.
In a television and radio broadcast,
he ordered them to turn in their guns,
warning that it would be a sin to
disobey.
WHILE THE Ayatollah used his
authority to restore calm and order,
provisional Prime Minister Mehdi
Bazargan announced the formation of a
cabinet.
Two key appointments to Bazargan's
government were Foreign Minister
Karim Sanjabi and Labor Minister
Dariush Forouhar. Both were long-
standing opponents of the shah.
Forouhar will be responsible for
rebuilding the economy, crippled by
strikes launched in the campaign to
bring down the monarchy.
AN OFFICIAL spokesman said the
strikes would end quickly and that air-
ports would reopen soon.
Western diplomats said the selection
of leading NationalFront figures in-
dicated that Bazargan, a human rights
activist and former Front member, was
seeking to broaden support beyond the
religious community that had been at
the forefront of the anti-shah struggle.
"I think it represents a broadening of
the government and gets in other more
diverse elements," said one diplomat.
FRONT LEADERS have generally
espoused what could be considered
moderately leftist views, but the new
government is certain to avoidmilitary
ties with either major world power.
The government, now widely
recognized abroad, also announced that
it had arrested Shapur Bakhtiar, who
resigned on Sunday as the shah's last

egrns
premier amid bloody Street tigning
between the army and the Ayatollah's
followers.
BAKHTIAR was arrested yesterday
by armed guerrillas. He was taken
blindfolded to Khomeini's headquarters
and was reported to have been under
protection of Bazargan, after raiders
ransacked his home on the outskirts of
Tehran.
Khomeini aides said they did not
know what charges Bakhtiar would
face. "He is a prisoner of the gover-
See KHOMEINI, Page 2
Black
enrollment
Continues
to decline
By SARA ANSPACH
University black enrollment con-
tinued to decline this Fall term while
total minority enrollment on all
University campuses remainedstable,
according to the recently-released an-
nual minority enrollment report com-
piled by the Office of Academic Affairs.
The report, which will be presented to
the University Regents at their monthly
meeting tomorrow, indicates that
although minority (Asian American,
black American, Hispanic and Native
American) enrollment on all three
campuses remains steady at 9.5 per
cent, enrollment on the Ann Arbor
See MINORITY, Page 7

Dily Photo by ANDY IFREEBERGi
WHEN DEMOCRAT CARL LEVIN was still a candidate for the Michigan Senate seat last fall, he stopped off at the law quad
here on campus to pose ponderously in vest and shirtsleeves before one of his campaign posters.
SENA TOR COMPLE TES FIRST MONTH IN OFFICE
Levin reviews Taiwan break

By AMY DIAMOND
Freshman Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) says he would
not support any security guarantees for Taiwan against a
Chinese attack if the guarantees would bind the United States
to military intervention.
Levin also said the recent normalization of relations with
China, occurring in advance of a SALT It treaty, will have a
major effect upon our relationship with the Soviet Union.
LEVIN MADE HIS comments in an exclusive interview
with the Daily last weekend after his first month in office.
Levin, who was recently appointed to chair the Subcom-
mittee on Oversight of Government Management, is a for-
mer Detroit City Councilman who served on the council for
two terms, including one term as president. Levin defeated
12 year veteran Robert Griffin in the election last November.
Last week, Levin had an opportunity to hear China's Vice
Premier, Teng Hsiao-ping, speak at a luncheon. "He's a very
good politician, I'd hate to run against him," said Levin.

LEVIN WILL SOON have to vote on Carter's nomination
of Leonard Woodcock to be the new U.S. ambassador to
China. Levin said he would support Woodcock "110 per cent"
for the position.
Levin said that opening ties with China was inevitable but
that it should have been done differently. "The public got the
impression that we broke a treaty," said Levin.
According to Levin, the U.S. treaty with Taiwan contained
a clause which said the pact could be cancelled, but
President Carter neglected to state this in his first statement
concerning our relationship with Taiwan.
LEVIN SAID "it hurt American credibility at home and
abroad." He added, "We're less of a solid ally after that."
Levin said he would probably support Senator Edward
Kennedy's (D-Mass.) and Senator Alan Cranston's (D-Calif.)
resolution to reaffirm U.S. concern for Taiwan because, "it's
reassurance without committing the U.S. to another war,"
See LEVIN, Page 10

MSA discusses
mnmority funding

Shoppers jam stores for Feb. 14

By BETH PERSKY
While cash registers clanged in-
cessantly and clerks tried frantically to
keep lines moving, customers jammed
Ann Arbor gift shops yesterday in hopes
of buying those last-minute presents
and cards for Valentine's Day.
Campus valentine plans ranged from
Valentine blind dates to singing valen-
tines. Students in several dorms opted
for the "secret valentine" system

(similar to the December "secret San-
ta" ritual) to surprise their friends.
DRAKE'S CANDY shop attracted an
enormous crowd and their new con-
sumer contribution for this holiday was
a huge pair of red foil-covered lips
made of solid milk chocolate. Drake's
also featured inflatable valentines,
along with a colorful array of different
sized heart-shaped candies.

A Caravan Imported Gifts employee
reported that business was about the
same as last year, although their
Valentine selection was quite different
and has affected prices, which range
from 35Q to $1.50 for the basic valentine.
Not all Valentine's Day customers'
turned to cards or candy. The Univer-
sity Florist Shop was constantly
plagued with phone calls while others
waited patiently in line to place their

order. But many potential customers
left disgustedly from the crowded
stores when they found the lines too ap-
palling.
Carl Bay, owner of Bay's Arcade
Jewelers, noted that "I love you" still
prevails as the most widely-used in-
scription on Valentine gifts to
sweethearts. One valentine's shopper
concluded that the holiday was
definitely "a Hallmark festival."

By JULIE ENGEBRECHT'
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) last night discussed statements
made at last week's meeting by MSA
Budget Priorities Committee (BPC)
member Jeff Coleman regarding the
funding of student minority groups.
Val Mims, an Alice Lloyd Minority
Council representative, presented a
draft of a letter addressing Coleman's
comments, which asked that Coleman
resign from his position or be removed

Sam off discusses possible suit

by the assembly members who appoin-
ted him.
LAST WEEK Coleman complained
that too much money was being spent
on minority activities, particularly in
conjunction with Black History Month.
At that same meeting, assembly mem-
bers reacted negatively to Coleman's
comments and contended he was being
unfair and biased in his statements.
The assembly discussed the budget
matter further last'night, and after a
resolution was introduced by assembly
member Joseph Pelava to -request that
Coleman resign in light of the con-
troversial nature of his views. The
motion was tabled until next week,
where the steering committee will
discuss the issue.
See MSA, Page 7
Wednesc,,day
* Internationally-acclaimed
French film maker Jean Renoir
died yesterday at his home in Los
Angeles. The artist, son of pain-
ter Auguste Renoir, was 84. See
story, page 5.
" When you bite into your next
hot dog you may end up spitting

By JOHN SINKEVICS
Assistant Political Science Prof. Joel
Samoff met privately with several at-
torneys and students early last week to
discuss the possibilities of bringing suit
against the University - if appeals
procedures in Samoff's tenure case fail
io result in his favor.
According to Samoff, the session was
called only to examine whether he had
any grounds to sue the University

Guild House; Attorneys Jean King,
Gerald Lax, and Staughton Lynd; and
several students from the Samoff
Student Support Committee (SSSC).
"I wanted to know if there was a basis
for a suit," said Samoff, "and the
lawyers said I had a substantial case."
THOSE attending the meeting also
discussed the possibilities of procuring
assistance from the American Civil
Urin c .n nn (ACLU)mifr en ;.

Kate Rubin, a Michigan Student
Assembly representative and SSSC
member, said no official action has
been taken by any group on the matter,
and that a number of alternatives exist.
"WE DISCUSSED different legal
strategies with Samoff and the other at-
torneys, but nothing has officially hap-
pened," said Rubin. "If we do ever take
on a case, the lawyers said it would take
$10,000 to do it. So, -we would have to

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