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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 153

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, April 11, 1979

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Ten Paqes

Council advises


of new


Daily roto by MAUKEN OMALLEY
MSA PRESIDENT Eric Arnson (center) listens as a member makes a point during last night's MSA meeting. New members
would have been seated at the meeting if last week's election had been certified by the MSA judiciary body.
MSA. votes onsubsidy

The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) voted last night to reimburse
campaign expenses to all eligible can-
didates if the Central Student Judiciary
(CSJ) does not certify last week's elec-
tion. The motion, introduced by Assem-
bly member Jim Sullivan, provides for
full refunds for all candidates who kept
their expenses within the limit allowed
by the MSA code.
"People have the right to be reimbur-
sed if it turns out that the election never
occurred," Sullivan said.
MSA President Eric Arnson said, "It
is the Assembly's responsibility to the
groups (to reimburse the candidates) if
the election is not certified."
THE MOTION was passed by a wide
margin, but Business School represen-
tative Richard Barp objected to the full
subsidy because he said he was concer-
ned about whether the problems with
the election were actually the Assem-
bly's fault.
Normally, MSA provides a subsidy of
one half the expenses of candidates and
parties that stay within the spending
limits. Last night's action allows can-
didates toy claim their full expenses.
Candidates and parties who spent over
the limit are not eligible for any MSA

MSA Treasurer Brad Canale
estimated the additional expenses
would total approximately $1,500,
bringing the total cost of the controver-
sial election to $7.500.
After a heated debate about whether
or not to appoint someone to represent
MSA's viewpoint at the certification
hearing - tentatively set for Thursday
- the assembly voted ,to send a
representative from Student Legal Ser-
vices. That representative would be
available to discuss the terms of the
contract with the election director.
Some Assembly members, those
representing the People's Action
Coalition (PAC),hargued against MSA
taking a stand on the certification of the
election because the Assembly itself
was divided on the issue. .
Assembly member Howard Epstein
introduced a motion to appoint someone
from the Assembly to act in an infor-
mational capacity and answer
questions pertaining to MSA's ad-
ministrative responsibility.
Barr countered with a proposal
asking MSA to appoint him as a
representative to support Emily Koo,
the election director, and to interpret
the charges against MSA. Barr is a
former CSJ justice.

Epstein and Law School represen-
tative Jeff Supowit said they were con-
cerned about the legal implications of
the contract Koo had with the Assem-
The Assembly was also asked by
Vice-president Kate Rubin to allot $50
from her budget to the Washtenaw
County Coalition Against Apartheid
(WCCAA) to help defray costs incurred
in a suit filed by the University to allow
them to exclude any demonstrators
from next week's meeting.
Assembly members expressed con-
cern that such an allocation to a
political group would endanger the
Assembly's chance for the Regents to
approve a mandatory fee of $2.92 per
student at next week's meeting. The
allocation was not approved.
The Assembly also approved a
request by Sullivan to have someone
other than Canale, MSA treasurer and
Student Alliance for Better Represen-
tation (SABRE) president to review the
budgets of candidates for subsidies.
Sullivan said he feared Canale would be
biased in his review.
It was also decided that the current
steering committee would review the
campaign expenses, and then pass the
reports on to the treasurer as the com-
piled code req~uires.

Plans to build a new
University Hospital suff
setback yesterday when t
Committee of the area hea
agency unanimously re
that the University be d
tificate of need for the new
The final decision on thec
need rests with the Mich
tment of Public Health (M
must make a decision be
Without the certificate.
University cannot replace
old hospital with a new one
health planning agency obj
size and cost of the Univer
plan, they agreed that the
needs a new hospital.
Interim University Pre
Smith, who addressed th
the Executive Committee
prehensive Health Plannin
Southeastern Michigan (C
yesterday said that the
would now turn to the MD
forts to get a certificate of n
"We hope again to get
consideration for the
research mission of the
Smith said.
Mel Ravitz charged that th
was sidestepping
criticisms of the hospit
taking the plans unaltered
"My concern has to d
process of planning," Rav
negotiating with the Gove
and with the state
Management and Budget,
the University had appare
"to move on the political t
Before the Executive
voted to recommend disapp
application for a certificat

hospital plan
ER asked the University to delay the
$254 million review process for three to six months.
ered another The delay would allow a task force of
he Executive' regional planners, University planners,
alth planning and outside groups to come up with a
commended hospital plan cheaper than the projec-
enied a cer- ted $254 million.
facility. SMITH, SAYING he had conferred
certificate of informally with members of the
igan Depar- University's Board of Regents, refused
IDPH) which the request for a delay in the review
fore June 8. process. "Every delay adds to the in-
of need, the flationary impact of this already ex-
its 52-year- pensive project," he said.
Smith then defended the University's
RS of the push to win approval for funding at the
jected to the state level.
sity hospital "Our associations with the executive
e University branch and with the legislative branch m

sident Allan
e meeting of
of the Coin-
ng Council of
PH in its ef-
their special
e hospital,'
ee member
e University
al plans in
i to the MD-
do with the
vitz said. By
rnor's office
Office of
Ravitz said
ntly decided
ract in Lan-
proval of the
e of need, it

Ssee HOSPITAL, Page 10

gI, U l4
'... no excessive cost'

Carter demands
oil exploration

From Reuter and AP
WASHINGTON - President
Carter said yesterday he favors gover-
nment action, if necessary, to require
oil companies to explore for new
petroleum and gas with the money they
receive from decontrolled oil prices.
Carter told a news conference his
decision to phase out price controls on
domestically produced oil would
provide oil companies an additional $6
billion in profits -: even after new oil
tax legislation he would soon submit to
"The nation has a right to expect that
all of this new income will be used for
exploration for oil and gas and not to

buy timberlands and department
stores," the President said, referring to
widespread diversification practices by
oil firms.
that he would gradually lift price con-
trols over a two-year period beginning
on June 1 to allow the price of U.S. oil to
rise to world levels.
He told the news conference he would
submit a bill to tax windfall oil com-
pany profits to Congress later this mon-
th, and said he was confident it would
be passed.
Congress has never before passed
such legislation and Senate Energy
See CAkTER, Page 8


LSA committee says
'no' to ROTC credit

Following a brief debate with ROTC
officials, the Literary College's (LSA)
Curriculum Committee defeated a
motion yesterday to allow credit for
ROTC courses within the college.
The decision was made following a
two-week-old request by the Military
Officer Education Program Committee
(MOEPC) to the Curriculum Commit-
tee to either endorse or reject their
credit proposal, although any final
decision on the matter rests with the
LSA faculty. MOEPC, which consists
entirely of LSA faculty members, is ex-
pected to bring its proposal to the
faculty for a vote in the fall.
DISCUSSIONS held prior to yester-
day's vote dealt with a variety of
ideological and academic questions
concerning the ROTC program and its
relationship to a liberal arts education.
"I will not argue that ROTC courses
are not academically sound, because I
am sure they are," said History Prof.
John King. "It is a question of af-
filiation. While professors in this
college have a sole commitment and
loyalty to the University, ROTC
teachers have a commitment to the
King also said he is disturbed by the
military "role model" which ROTC in-
structors must assume, -and that this
WASHINGTON (AP)-Bargainers
for the striking Teamsters union and
idle trucking companies reached
tentative agreement last last night
on a new contract to immediately
end a 10-day nationwide work stop-
page, a federal mediator said.
Chief federal mediator Wayne

role is incompatible with the liberal ar-
ts teaching in LSA.
Loeb said there are no ROTC professors
who have earned a doctoral degree, and
that many courses - like military
history - are taught by instructors who
do not have a formal background in the
discipline in which they are teaching.
ROTC officials admitted that Loeb is
correct in his assertions, but said they
are confident of the academic content
of the ROTC courses currently being
taught. They also said many courses
within LSA are directed towards a
professional career, and because of
this, there is little distinction between
these courses and ROTC courses.
"I went through an LSA course list
and found a great number of classes
which are directed towards some sort
of pre-professional career," said Capt.
Douglas Murray of the U.S. Navy. "I
don't think ROTC is presenting such a
unique case to the college."
THE MOTION was eventually
defeated 6 to 3, with two committee
members abstaining.
Psychology professor and chairman
of the MOEPC Daniel Weintraub said
after the meeting he was unsure how
the Curriculum Committee's decision
would affect the status of the MOEPC
proposal, but that the outlook is dim.
"I don't know what kind of a chance
we have to pass this thing (at the LSA
faculty meeting in the fall)," he said
"because it looks as though we don't
See LSA, Page 2

Day car

e rally
by the Child-care Coalition. The purpose of the rally was to stress that child
care is an important campus issue. See story, Page 3.

Adorned with signs such as "Invest in Children, not South Africa," children
participate in a Day Care rally yesterday on the Diag which was sponsored


Larceny: Most frequent crime at 'U'

ators-things that
ned," said David


and said, 'Oh, I think I'm in the wrong
room. 'I asked who he was looking for.

thousands of community residents who will find
evidence of robbers at work the next year. even if

looking for cash, jewelry, calcul
are small, light, and easily fen

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