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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 85

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 12, 1979

Ten Cents

Twelve Peaces

Regents fail to detail presidential search process


Four University Regents who met
with the student presidential advisory
committee last night, refused to clarify
several ambiguities in the presidential
search process cited by committee
In response to pressure from student
and faculty advisory groups, the
Regents passed a resolution last year
granting these co'nmittees active par-
ticipation in the process "somewhere
down the line." Last night, student
committee chairman Jeff Supowit
asked Regent Robert Nederlander (D-
Birmingham) to explain the im-
plications of the resolution.
"THE PROCESS now is amor-
Full house
vews film
in spite of
Chanting slogans and carrying signs,
12 people marched in front of the Old
Architecture and Design auditorium
last night, protesting 'the Cinema Guild
showing of D.W. Griffith's 1915 film Bir-
th of a Nation.
The protestors were members of the
National Alliance Against Racist and
Political Repression (NAARPR). A
leaflet they distributed urged patrons to
boycott the film, claiming that it is "an
insult and an affront to all
democratically-minded people."
NO VIEWERS were seen to heed the
protestors, and the film played to a full
"We see their (NAARPR's) point,"
said Vicki Honeyman, Cinema Guild
chairwoman. "We agree with their
complaints about the film." Since the
film was scheduled and listed, "we
have to show it," she added. According
to Honeyman, professor Hugh Cohen
requested that Birth of a Nation be
shown for his Film and Vid-eio Studies
236 (The Art of Film) class.
Charles Browne, a member of the
NAARPR and the Black Law Students
Allicance, was upset with the way the
Cinema Guild publicized the film. He
complained that the advertising placed
"too much of an emphasis on its
technical aspects" and failed to stream
its racist content.
AS THE NAARPR members cir-
culated they chanted, "Art, yes,
racism, no, Birth of a Nation has to go"
and "H1ow much longer will racism
last? Birth of a Nation's time is past."
They carried signs reading
"Democracy is not racism. 'Birth of a
See FULL, Page 5

phous ... it could be a disastrous
process. We (MSA) have relied on your
good faith in appointing a committee,"
said Supowit.
The Regents replied, however, that
they have not yet discussed many of the
details of the process.
"We have not gotten to these issues
because we've been busy getting these
committees together, getting the needs
(of the University) statements
together," Nederlander said.
THE MICHIGAN Student Assembly
(MSA), which in December narrowly
voted to select a student advisory
committee, made strong demands last
year for interviewing rights for the
student, faculty, and alumni commit-

tees. The faculty group also asked the
Regents for interviewing rights last
year. According to advisory committee
guidelines passed by the eight-member
body in October, only the Regents are
allowed to interview candidates.
Student committee member Carolyn
Rosenberg said the advisory groups
"may effectively be shut out" of the
process if they are denied interviewing
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
insisted, however, that "there are no
preconditions with any of the commit-
Supowit also asked for some assuran-
ce that the student committee would
meet with the faculty and alumni com-

NEDERLANDER responded that the
groups are free to meet with each other
whenever they choose, as is stated in
the guidelines.
Baker, Nederlander, and the other
Regents present - Thomas Roach (D-
Grosse Pointe) and Sarah Power (D-
Ann Arbor) - all encouraged the
student committee to promptly submit
a "needs of the University" statement
to the Regents. Both the alumni and
faculty groups submitted their needs
statements late last year.
Supowit said the group would work as
quickly as possible, but without
sacrificing the quality of the work done.
"IT'S VERY important to us to do a
good job as far as assembling infor-
mation. Our only authority is in our

persuasiveness. We don't want to be
pushed into doing a job that is anything
less than thorough," Supowit said.
The Regents also made a strong plea
to the students asking that they keep
the names of candidates confidential.
"Good candidates don't advertise for
jobs. He or she is probably content
where he or she is right now. One way to
destroy a candidate is to tell somebody
about it. It is not in the best interest of
the University to discuss candidates
with other sources," Nederlander said.
"The revelation of a name under con-
sideration will be considered a breach
of trust."
"The sure-fire way to lose one of the
candidates is to violate the trust among
us," Power said.


UN to allow
Sihanouk to
bring charges.

Milliken addresses the State Legislature.

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Milliken calls
for state unity
Special to the Daily
LANSING-Governor William Milliken, who
survived a long and bitter election battle with for-
mer State Sen. William Fitzgerald (D-Detroit),
issued his State of the State message yesterday, and
appealed to a packed joint session of the state
legislature to put aside partisan differences and
work together to create a more progressive
In his 11th annual address before the state
lawmakers in the House chambers, the 56-year-old
governor repeatedly called for intra-party
collaboration to solve the state's most crucial
"HAVING SHARED IN many successes and a
few failures; with the election and all of its
divisiveness behind us; with new terms ahead for
you and for me; and with a new decade ap-
proaching-let us put aside our partisan and intra-

U.N. Security Council decided last
night that the government of Pol Pot
still is the legal authority in Cambodia
despite the claim of Vietnamese-
backed insurgents to control the coun-
Overriding Soviet and Czechoslovak
objections, and without even taking a
vote, the council agreed to hear that
government's charges of Vietnamese
"aggression" which helped the rebels
seize Phnom Penh, the capital.
THE COUNCIL agreed also that
Prince Norodom Sihanouk, former ruler
of Cambodia, should plead the gover-
nment's case.
Officials.said the delegation of which
the prince is a member would also be
seated in the General Assembly when it
resumes next week after the holiday
It was a severe defeat for the Soviet
side, which backed Heng Samrin's in-
surgent regime and tried to delay the
start - of council debate until a
delegation named by him could arrive.
China strongly defended Pot's claim,
saying his was the only legitimate
government of Kampuchea (Cam-
bodia)-although it has fled into the
jungle. The council defeated the Soviet
motion 13-2.
CHINA, SUBMITTING its first-ever
resolution to the Security Council,
proposed that the 15-nationbody
strongly condemn Vietnam's "armed'
invasion and aggression" against
The text would also have the council
call on Vietnam "immediately to halt
its armed aggression" and withdraw all
its forces from Kampuchea.
Heng Samrin, head of the new Kam-
puchean Revolutionary Council, infor-
med the U.N. that he was sending his
foreign minister, Hun Sen, to New York to
seek a hearing by the Security Council.
Representative Chen Chu of China;

which supports Pol Pot, suggested to
the council that the message was
In one of three separate interven-
tions, Soviet Ambassador Oleg
Troyanovsky told the council that it
could not discuss the situation in Cam-
bodia in the absence of the only
legitimate representatives of that coun-
try, the Revolutionary Council. - -
THE SOVIET ambassador said the
delay would permit members to
become aware of the "true state of af-
fairs in Kampuchea and draw their own
conclusions," rather than hear Prince
Sihanouk or any representative of what
he called the "criminal regime" of Pol
The government of Heng Samrin
alone was entitled to represent Cam-
bodia, the Soviet delegate said.
Chen Chu, who accused the Soviet
Union of support of Vietnam's "large-
'scale naked, armed aggression against
Democratic Kampuchea," defended
the claim of Pot's delegation to be
He said the setback the Pot gover-
nment had sustained, including the loss
of the capital Phnom Penh, in no way
affected its status. He wondered how a
government whose representatives had
been recognized by the current U.N.
General Assembly could now be
declared non-existent.
Revolutionary Council tools and
lackeys of Vietnam and the Soviet
In the procedural debate, which was
not as heated as some delegates had
feared, U.S. Ambassador Andrew
Young and the delegates of Kuwait and
Bangladesh all opposed Troyanovsky's
efforts to delay the start of substantive
Kuwaiti Ambassador Abdulla
Bishara said, "Rome is burning and
here we fiddle, waggling over non-
essential issues."

Iran reforms issi

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A mob hauled
down and burned the American flag in
front of the U.S. consulate in Shiraz
yesterday as Prime Minister Shahpour
Bakhtiar appealed to Parliament in
Tehran for a mandate to restore order
in the troubled nation. He announced a
17-point program of reforms.
Secret police agents opened fire on ,
the rioters in Shiraz as they stormed
SAVAK (Iran's secret police)
headquarters, residents said. Between
two and eight demonstrators were
reported killed and from 10 to 15 woun-
ded. The city is 275 miles south of
MEANWHILE, scores of political
prisoners streamed out of jails in
Tehran to a tumultuous welcome from
relatives and friends. Their release was
part of a plan to free 266 prisoners that
the Bakhtiar government announced
Tuesday in the shah's name.
Bakhtiar also told the parliamentary

deputies that his government will shut
off oil supplies to Israel and South
Africa, but continue to supply the
United States, which gets about six per
cent of its oil imports from Iran.
In Washington, U.S. Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance voiced support for
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's
decision to form a regency council to
carry out his functions when he takes a
vacation abroad.
The date of the shah's departure, a
move to quell national unrest, has not
been announced.
VANCE SAID the United States
would continue to work with the shah
and voiced strong support for
Bakhtiar's efforts to form a new gover-
nment. He urged the Iranian military
and other elements of the strife-torn
country "to find a way to work
The Shiraz residents, contacted by
telephone from Tehran, said between

410,000 and 20,000 people gathered at a
city square for an anti-shah rally, then
marched to the U.S. consulate.
U.S. sources said the American and
Iranian staff at the consulate left the
building as they sawi the crowd ap-
proaching but police remained to guard
the complex. The crowd "threw a few
rocks" at the building but did no
damage, the sources said.
the U.S. flag and burned it in the
streets, demolished three statues of the
shah, and then attacked the secret
police headquarters during the four-
hour riot, residents said.
Bakhtiar told the state radio *that
religious leaders had promised to main-
tain order when he lifted martial law in
Shiraz three days ago and added that
troublemakers would "face severe
government action."
In Tehran, the 268-member Majlis, or
lower house of Parliament, burst into

A .j 17 1 1 V &

applause as Bakhtiar reaffirmed he
would dissolve SAVAK and said 68
political prisoners sentenced to life im-
prisonment had been freed.
Some of the prisoners leaving jails
clenched their hands above their heads
in a sign of victory, and waved portraits
of the Ayatullah Khomaini, the exiled
spiritual leader of the Shiite Moslems.
The French Foreign Ministry,
meanwhile, announced that Claude
Chayet, a department official, again
met with Khomaini at his home outside
Paris to "discuss his situation" in
France in the light of his daily attacks
on the shah.
OIL SPECIALISTS cautioned that ef-
forts to cut off Israel and South Africa
may be a complicated process without
complete success.
*Former Maryland Gov. Marvin
Mandel'sracketeering conviction
has been overturned. See story,
Page 2.
. A new Vietnamese-backed
regime was established in Cambodia
yesterday, as former leaders fled
the country. See story, Page 5.
. The Michigan basketball team
fell to Purdue last night, 77-67. See
story, Page 11.

'U' hikes funds for
merit scholarships

Michigan families flee gas leak

Attracting highly qualified high
school students to the University has
been a problem for more than a decade
due to escalating tuition costs and com-
petition from private schools across the
country. Now, to aid the University's
new recruitment activities, the Office
of Undergraduate Admissions has an-
nounced the expansion of its "merit"
scholarship program for first-year
The reorganized program features
three types of scholarships which do not
require demonstration of financial
need, but will be awarded solely on the
basis of merit. These "no need"
scholarships will total $380,000 for Sep-
tember 1979 and will include increases
in the amounts of individual awards.
undergraduate admissions, said the
major reason for initiating the new

and class work. Formerly, the in-
dividual awards in this category were
$500, and officials said they, hope this
increase will attract a greater number
of top out-of-state students to the
Michigan Annual Giving Scholar-
ships will feature 130 awards of $500
each. The receipients of this scholar-
ship will be awarded, from a pool of
candidates provided by University
alumni clubs and is also intended for
out-of-state students;
SRegents Alumni Scholarships for
the 1979-1980 school year will, total
$65,000 with 150 awards of $500 each
being made available to Michigan high
school students. In previous years, only
$50 awards were awarded in this
category, although a greater number of
in-state high school students received
the scholarships.
HARVEY GROTRIAN, acting direc-

cars of a westbound Chesapeake & Ohio
freight train derailed at a rural
Saginaw County crossing yesterday
and crashed into a grain elevator.
Police said one person was killed and

Police said the evacuated families
probably would be allowed to return to
their homes by morning.
State, and local police said the
derailment occurred shortly before 2
p.m. when a semi-truck collided with

THE ELEVATOR manager, Howard
Rogner, 55, of Gera, was killed. Five
persons, including the truck driver, two
elevator employees and two railroad
workers, were injured, State Police
said. -

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