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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 20 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 30, 1977 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

The jig s up-profs

get tough on grades

If you have been basking in that
realm of intelligentsia just this side of
4.0, prepare for a shock. A new hard-
line faculty attitude toward grades,
which have been artificially high since
the early 1970's, will be forcing your
GPA back down to earth.
"Faculty attitudes about grading are
toughening," LSA Dean Billy Frye
warned yesterday.
"Enough of us changed our standards
to let the grades float up," he said. "It
was a long, long time ago when a 'C'
was a respectable--even honorable-
ACCORDING TO Frye, there is a
"drift in attitude" about the grading
scale, 'and we will come to think of 'C'
as more and more respectable."

"It seems a shame to have all the
grades clustered," Frye said. "To
distinguish between students, you need
the broader spectrum.''
Although students can expect
professors to take a tougher stance on
grades this year, the war against grade
inflation has been on since 1974. Last
year, for example, the cumulat4ve GPA
for LSA was 3.05, down from 3.11 for
winter term, 1976.
THE TREND toward lower grades
isn't restricted to LSA, however. In
fact, the only school that hasn't shown a
grade point decrease in the past year is
the School of Music. That department
holds the University's highest grade
point average-3.24, up from 3.21 in
But if Music School grades are in-

It was a long, long
time ago when a 'C'
was a respectable-
even honorable -
grade ... Enough of
us changed' our stan-

flated, Dean Allen Britton isn't worried
about it.
"It has never been a problem here
because our grades never suffered
from the inflation, so they won't suffer
from the deflation," he said.
According to Britton, "The grades in
Music represent the high admission
standards." The Music School selects
only one out of ten applicants.
"MUSIC GRADES have always been
high compared to the Lit school," Brit-
ton said. "We don't grade on a curve.
We grade on ability, and ability here is
Another §chool that's never been
hasmpered by grade inflation is
Engineering. "I don't think engineering
got involved in grade inflation as much
as the other schools," said Associate

Dean Robert Hoisington.
The Engineering School, however,
won't be exempt once grades start to
"Approximately two-thirds of our
freshmen and one-third of our
sophomores are taught by Lit school
profs," said Hoisington. "If they put the
lid down there, that will, of course, have
an effect on our students."
GRADES ACROSS campus and
around the country, began to rise in the
late 1960's. In the peak year, 1974, the
LSA GPA was 3.22, just behind the
Music School, 3.31-a University.
Then came the gradual decline. By
1977, the GPA for the School of
Education had dropped from 3.01 to
Sese PROFS, Page 2


to let grades

float up.'
-LSA Dean
Billy Frye

. . _> dJF 8ci F .

in mass
drug bust,
In a string of drug raids that began
early yesterday morning and contin-
ued through the night, state and local
police arrested more than 20 persons
In Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti on drug-
related charges.
The arrests, nine of which were in
Ann Arbor, were a joint effort of the
::washtenaw Area Narcotics Team
:(WANT), the Washtenaw County
kSheriff's Department, and Ann Arbor
-and Ypsilanti police.
THE RAID WAS the result of a
six-month investigation conducted by
undercover police and WANT offi-
cers. County Prosecuting Attorney
William Delhey issued warrants for
the arrest of 31 persons who have
allegedly sold narcotics to the under-
cover agents.
Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter
Krasny said police nabbed no "king
pins", and described those arrested
as "middle management pushers".
Despite the number of arrests, only
small amounts of heroin, cocaine,
speed and marijuana were"confiscat-
ed during the raids. Police als6 found
a few firearms.
Those arrested in Ann Arbor were
Frank Walker, Leon Crawford, Na-
mon Wright, Frank Wells, Ricky
Cole, Gloria Patterson, Robert Cof-
fer, Jerry Bennett and Robert Web-
Coffer, Wells, Luckett and Cole will
be tried under the Career Criminal
Act, which was initiated Monday.
Under the act, repeated law breakers
are tried quickly and given stiffer

Carter chides
Senate for delay
of energy plan

_ Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Multitudes of students queued up in the Old Architecture and Design building yesterday, the last day to drop and add
classes. CRISP workers estimated that nearly 1,800 students passed through the computer terminals.
TIMES ITPD rop add closes,

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter, chiding the Senate for dis-
mantling his energy program and
delaying a final vote, warned yester-
day that "with every passing day our
energy problems become more se-
"The American people are expect-
ing the Congress to pass a national
energy plan," Carter said in a news
conference statementsaimed at the
Senate as much as at his national
television audience.
WHILE THE Senate continued its
battle over deregulation of natural
gas prices, Carter reiterated his
opposition to removing the price
controls and said, "no interest group
or organization can be satisfied with
every part of our plan."
He said the Senate has been under
"tremendous pressure" from lobby-
ists and "has its own reputation to
protect". in passing strong energy
The President also said "reason-
able progress has been - made"
toward a new Strategic Arms Limita-
tion Treaty, but "an immediate
agreement is not in prospect."
HE SAID Soviet President Leonid
Brezhnev has a "standing invitation"
to visit the United States and that in
the rotation of U.S.-Soviet summits,
it is the United States' turn to play
The Bert Lance case, on which
Carter spoke exclusively at his news
conference following Lance's resig-
nation as budget director eight days
ago, was the subject of only one
The President said he never knew
in 1976 that the Justice Department
was investigating Lance's bank over-
draft problems. But he said it would
have made no difference in his
decision to appoint Lance to-direct
the Office of Management and Bud-

ON OTHER matters, the President
*Arabs and Israelis "are making
some progress" in their search for a
Middle East peace and the United
States would be ready to begin
discussions with the Palestine Liber-
ation Organization only if and when
the group accepts the right of Israel
to exist.
*The blame for layoffs in the steel
industry cannot be placed on im-
ports. He said the industry was
having problems meeting environ-
mental standards and that "wvhen the
growth rate drops to six per cent,
therejust aren't as many orders for

For those who waited until the last minute to drop or add
a class, procrastination yielded unpleasant results-a line
which wound through several halls, down a flight of stairs,
and out to the entrance of the Old Architecture and Design
Fred Parnes, only one of many who postponed the visit
to CRISP as long as possible, was slightly upset by the len-
thy wait.
"I THINK it's a disgrace,"he said. "They should extend
this deadline until tomorrow so all these people could get
"At least they should have a special line for me," he ad-
Many of those in the seemingly endless queue were ex-

perienced procrastinators-upperclasspersons who had
stood in line on the last day before and in all probablility
will do so again.
"I'M NOT ADDING a class, just a section," LSA senior
Sheila Manderville said smiling. "I guess I just
Margi Strong, another senior, echoed Manderville's
feeling. "I just didn't get around to it earlier. I always
save the best for last-after all, lines are fun."
CRISP employes expressed no sympathy for those in
line. "If people want to avoid this, there's plenty of time to

*He has not consulted with Attor-
ney General Griffin Bell on the
possible prosecution of Richard
Helms, former director of the CIA on
perjury charges.
*Republicans have helped him in
some areas more than his own party,
and singled out GOP support for his
opposition to statutory restrictions on
the independence of the World Bank.

See DROP, Page 2

Wiesel urges

Elie Wiesel, Jewish author and
historian, last night urged his audience
to develop a spark of enthusiasm in
dealing with people in today's society
during a speech at Lydia Mendelssohn
"You must find the fire in your
lives," he told the crowd with stern
WIESEL, A survivor of the Nazi con
centration camps of World War II
which claimed the lives of nearly sip
million Jews, warned his audience of
the danger of the world forgetting that
"We live in extraordinary times, ex-
traordinary days and we must not
forget the Holocaust," Wiesel said,
referring to a trend by Western

European writers to change the image
of the concentration camps. He claimed
that recent books portray Adoph Hitler
as a decent human being, unaware of
the tragedies inflicted by Nazi Ger-
many upon the Jews.
"Some people have begun to deny the
event that destroyed mankind," he
said. "The world must remember or
we, the Jewish people, will be ashamed
WIESEL ALSO emphasized his
feeling of comeradery with Jews in
Israel and the struggle of Soviet Jewry.
"We live in the present, we treat events
of the past as though they happened to
us and not our ancestors."
He repeatedly illustrated the type of
fervor he hoped the crowd would
develop, by telling several Hasidic
stories including one which dealt with
an old Jewish man who felt he had no
fervor in his belief in God. The old man
visited a rabbi in his study to tell him

T hings
go better
Bricks look, a lot better than
concrete. At least that's what Bill
DeBrooke thought.
So when he heard that the city
planned to pave over a section of
Detroit Street between Fourth Ave-
nue and Catherine Street with con-
crete to build a sculpture plaza, he
got mad.
DeBrooke, who owns the residen-
tial Downtown Club on, N. Fourth
Avenue, got together with other area
property and business owners to
convince the city to restore, the
original brick surface of the street.
THE CITY was unmoved by their
pleas. Officials claimed the project
would be too costly, and prepared to

Wiesel: 'We live in extra-,
ordinary times, extraordi-
nary days and we must
not forget the Holocaust.'

~IJ 3-3 I-i r E R

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