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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 2, 1978-Page 3

Enrollment building up to a letdown
You may not have noticed it while you were standing in CRISP lines
earlier in the semester, and as you bump elbows with the student next to
you in a crowded lecture hall, you're probably still oblivious - but there are
less students enrolled at the University of Michigan this term than in the
past several years. The overall enrollment of students at the University,
combining Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses have decreased by
twenty - count em, twenty - students. The Ann Arbor decline is the
steepest with a drop of 280 students. The trend in decreased attendance now
places overall University enrollment at 43,877 students. And, as long as
we're talking about the student populace, Doctor Garland Parker of the
University of Cincinnati Educational Research Department reports that
nationwide enrollment of females at four year universities and colleges is
increasing while male enrollment is on the decline. This University fits into
the nationwide pattern: female students as of Fall, 1977 numbered 14,931;
up from 14,757 in 1975 while male enrollment has dropped from 21,587 in
1975, to 21,041 males during the fall term.
Happenings 0.
Lace up your Nikes and pace yourself well, because today is going to be
busy... run down to the Union Gallery to catch an exhibit of drawings by
Harry Avedon. The gallery will be open until 6 p.m.. if you're really into
the kinetics of the oxidative pre-treatment of coal, you won't want to miss a-
lecture on the topic by the University of Pennsylvania's Daniel Perlmutter
at 11 a.m., room 2084, East Engineering.. . after the lecture, race over to
the Pendleton Arts Information Center, second floor of the Union, for an
open hearth preview of West Side Story ... also at noon, Donna Gabaccia
talks to the Ethnic Institute Planners about Italians in Italy and in America,
room 220, Tyler House ... dash off to 2104 Art and Architecture Building at
2 p.m. to hear Ohio State's Laurence'Gerkins discuss American City Plan-
ning Since 1620.. . Can number theory protect your secrets? Dr. Peter
Weinberger of Bell Laboratories will let you know at 3 p.m., room 3007,
Angell Hall ... if you don't care if number theory can protect your secrets,
sprint over to 1040 Natural Resources at 3 p.m. instead to hear Steve Silver,
a legislative aid for d-2 lands talk on Alaska speaks on Alaska ... if neither
of those strikes your fancy, there's still the Urban, Regional Planning
neighborhood forum on Action Research and the Neighborhood Study Cen-,
ter from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 2038 Natural Resources.. . you'll want to drop
everything for today's biggie - at 3:45 Erminio Costa of the National In-
stitute of Health discusses Protein Kinase Transsynaptic Induction of
tyrosine Hydroxylase in Adrenal Medulla in room 1057 MHRI. Be early to
get a seat .. . at 4 p.mn., Dr. Bruce Hanshaw speaks on Paleoclimatic Im-
plications of Sub-glacially precipitated Calcite room 4001, C. C. Little
. and again at 4 p.m., David Cullen talks about Results, Costs, and
Ethical Considerations of Intensive Care for Critically Ill Patients in Dow
Auditorium... yet again at 4 p.m., Charles Twedel tells frog and anatomy
buffs about Ultra Structural Studies on the Nerve Dependence of Develop-
ment of Muscle and Certain Sensory Receptors in Amphibians. 2747 Furst-
tenberg, Med. Sci, II.. . if you're noot all lectured-out by 7:30, Avital Sh-
charansky, wife of an imprisoned Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Sh-
charansky will speak on "Can Soviet Jews survive Soviet Anti-Semitism",
in East Quad's Greene Lounge ... the Computer Club meets at 7:30 in
room 4108 in the Michigan Union... the Gay Christians club meets at 7:30
in the Choir room of St. Mary's Student Center to discuss "Relating to
Heterosexuals". . . at 8 p.m., William Alexander speaks about Cinema and
Th'eater, lecture room 1, Modern Language Building. . . after rushing
around all day, unlace your Nikes, sit back, relax, and listen to WCBN, (88.3
on your fm dial) to hear a live broadcast of the Michigan-Minnesota basket-
ball game, starting at 9 p.m.
Eating extrodinaire
Most people tend to pig-out now and then, but a 350-pound man who
walked into a Homestead, Fla. restaurant really took the cake - literally.
The man, March Whiteman entered the eatery, flashed a roll of $100 bills,
and said to the manager, "I'm rich and, I want everything on the menu."
The cook slaved away for nearly two hours, preparing breakfasts, lunches,
dinners and desserts for Whitemen and two companions. The men ate the
first three dinners, left a $100 tip, then took the remaining 153 meals home as
carry outs. It must have been one heck of a doggy bag.
On the outsie...
Travel advisories are up for tomorrow. The Ann Arbor area is ex-
pected to receive up to six inches of snow starting today and con-
tinuing through tomorrow. Southern states will be drenched in two in-
ches of rain, sparing only southern Florida, where temperatures will
: range from a high of 78 to a low of 71. We'll have a high of 30 and a low
of 21, but isn't this a lovely day to be caught in the rain?

Daily Photo by WAYNE CABLE
WITH FACES COVERED by scarves to conceal their identities, Iranian students yesterday protested against repression by the Shah.




Iranian students condemn Shah

Wrapped in scarves and hoods to
kshield against the cold and mask their
identity, more than 25 University
students protested on the Diag yester-
day against what they called "the
repression by the Iranian gover-
The group, mostly members of the
Organization of Iranian Moslem
Students, chanted "Down with the
Shah" and "The Shad is a U.S. Pup-
pet" as they circled the Diag, immune
to comments by several hecklers.
"WE ARE trying to inform
Americans and call attention to the fact
human rights means little in Iran," said
the demonstration's organizer, a
University senior, who asked to be iden-
tified only as "Yasser," in order to
avoid retaliation by pro-Iran suppor-
ters jr police.
Yasser said much of the grounds for
the demonstration stemmed from the
Shah's suppression of popular
movements, including a demonstration
on February 18 in Tibriz, Iran, where he
said nine persons were officially listed
as killed, 125 injured and a large num-
ber arrested. Yasser insists the actual
figures are higher because the city was
soon placed under martial law.
"Human rights are meaningless in
Iran," Yasser remarked.
YASSER SAID because of the local
ordinance prohibiting persons to wear
masks on city streets, the protestors
masked their identities with scarves, to
guard against harrassment. He added
that no one has yet encountered
problems of reprisal.
"I don't know," Yasser said of
possible dangers, "but it's not too
Cheetahs are similar to dogs in that
they have blunt claws that do not
fully retract.

Although the main focus of the
demonstration was the human rights
situation in Iran, protesters also
criticized Egypt's President Anwar
Sadat. They 'charged Sadat's recent
peace initiatives ignore Palestinian
A SMALL GROUP of onlookers tore
down one sign - which attacked
"Zionism, Imperialism and the Shah -
shortly after the demonstration ended.
Contacted yesterday, a spokesman
for the Iranian Embassy in Washington
labeled the protesters' charges as

"A few of the demonstrators are out
of tune with the problems of the Iranian
people, said embassy spokesman M.
ARDALAN SAID the protests in the
cities of Qom and Tibriz earlier this
year were controlled by police only af-
ter the protesters became violent,
"wielding clubs, axes and throwing
"Obviously, if you let a small group
run free through the streets, there is not
going to be any public security," Ar-
dalan said. "It's simply a case of

abusing and violating the law," he ad-
ded. "The tolerance of the law has cer-'
tain limits."
Ardalan called the protestors fear of
retaliation "ill-founded" and said the
only fears are those of students suppor-
tive of the Iranian government from
possible retaliation from those against
the Shah.
In addition to similar protests in
other cities, a seven-day hunger strike
began last Friday in Washington by the
Organization of 'Iranian Moslem
Students who hope to call further atten-
tion to the recent disturbances in Tabriz
and Qom.

Inflation hits Soviet',

MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet shoppers
came out in droves yesterday after the
nation's biggest retail price changes in
years, wincing at sharp increases for
gasoline and coffee but scooping up ex-
pensive items that suddenly appeared
after months of scarcity.
Prices fell by state decree on other
THE COST of fabrics, some clothing,
refrigerators, footwear and detergent
declined by 15 to 30 per cent. The price
of a black-and-white television, now
spurned by many Soviets in favor of
color, dropped 20 per cent to $425.
A Moscow-based Western specialist
on the Soviet economy said demand for
some of these goods had slackened, and
the decreases appeared aimed at
clearing out excess inventories.
Many shoppers said they suspected
stores held up supplies of their goods
until the price increases came into ef-
fect, although officials denied it. Fresh
coffee, which had been nearly unob-
tainable for months at $2.86 per pound
was suddenly plentiful Wednesday at
$12.70. One candy store was selling
high-quality chocolates that has been

out of stock for weeks at $5.09 a pound,
up from $4.13.
ONE OF the biggest price rises was
for gasoline, which doubled in cost to 93
cents a gallon. The few Russians who
own private automobiles also will havel
to pay 35 per cent more now for repairs
and spare parts.
"They really hit the drivers a good
one," said a Moscow taxi driver.
Chairman Nikolai Slushkov of the
State Price Committee, which sets
most prices in the government-
controlled Soviet economy, told a news
conference that gasoline had been sold
at "giveaway" prices formerly. He said
it now costs twice as much to produce
Soviet petroleum.
ONLY ABOUT 6 per cent of Soviet
gasoline goes for private cars. State
organizations will get subsides to help -
with the increased fuel costs, but
probably will be encouraged to reduce
gasoline waste as well.
The average Soviet industrial wage is
expected to reach about $2,664 this
year. But citizens are able to buy an oc-
casional pound of coffee or other non-,
essential item because meat, milk,
bread and other products are sold at
prices well below production costs.

Glushkov noted the price rises did not
affect those :subsidized commodities:.
The government will spend $30.8 billion
to continue the subsidies this year.
Public transporation remains cheap.
with a ride on buses or subways costing,
less than eight cents. Traditionally low
rents have not changed since the 1950s.



The most famous screen monster
remains strong after more than 30
years. Through the loving clay sculp-
ting of Willie O'Brian, Kong comes
alive. Noted for its unconscious phal-
lic symbolism and occasional grue-
some scenes, we present the un-
censored version.
After Spring Break:.-
Thurs. March 9:
Hitchcock's Jamaica inn
Fri. March 10:
Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent
Sat. March 11:
Capra's Lost Horizon
March 14-19:
16th Ann Arbor Film Festival
TONIGHT at 7 & 9:05

Daily Official Bulletin
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Daily Calendar:
Natural Resources: Laurence Gerckens, Ohio
State U., "American City Planning Since 1620," 2104
Art/Arch, 2 'p.m.; Steve Silver, legislative aid for D-2
lands, "Alaska Speaks on Alaska," 1040 Nat. Res., 3
Urban/Regional Planning: "Action Research and
the Neighborhood Study Ctr.," 2038 Nat. Res. 3 p.m.
Math: Peter Weinburger, Bell Labs., "Can -Num-
ber Theory Protect Your Secrets?", 3007 Angell, 3:10
p.m. ,
MHRI: Erminio Costa, National Inst., Mental
Health, "Prptein Kinase Transsynaptic Induction of
tyrosine Hydroxylase Medulla," 1057 MHRI, 3:45
Anatomy: Charels Tweedle, "Ultra Structural
Studies on the Nerve Dependence of Development of
Muscle and Certain Sensroy Receptors in Am-
phibians," 2747 Furstenburg, Med. Sci. II, 4 p.m.
Physics/Astronomy: S. L. Weng, U-Penna., "Sur-
face Resonances on Tungsten and Molybdenim,"
1041 Randall Lab.; R. D. Carlitz, U-Pittsburgh,
"Mass Generations from Instantons," 2038 Randall
Lab., 4 p.m.

Guild House: Poetry reading, Larry Goldstein, Jed
Cohen, 802 Monroe, 7:30 p.m.
Social Work: Melvin L. Selzer, "Alcohol and
Psychiatry," 3063 Frieze, 7:30 p.m.
Chemistry: Steven Weinreb, Fordham U.,
"Progress on Total Snythesis of Streptonigrin," 1300
Chemistry, 8 p.m.
Ctr. Western Europe Studies: 'George Bornstein,
"Culture and Catastrophe: Postwar European
Literature," Lec. Rm. 1, MLB, 8p.m.
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