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The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 8, 1979-Page 3
Citizens have clout,
Dem leader stresses

Despite the underdog status which
Ann Arbor Democrats have had to live
with since 1973, newly elected city
Democratic Party Chairman Robert
Faber says he is optimistic about what
his party can accomplish.
Faber, a 25-year resident of Ann Ar-
bor who has served twice on City Coun-
cil, said that as Democratic Party
Chairman he will try to persuade more
citizens to participate in city politics -
"not just by telling them to go vote, but
by giving them an honest realization
that they can do something."
DURING AN interview yesterday in
his new office on the city's south side,
Faber said the planning of Briarwood
Mall was an example of people "doing
Briarwood could have been built un-
der any city government, he said, but
the protest of ordinary citizens changed
the original design from "a sea of con-
crete" to the design eventually pursued
- including trees and landscaping.
Faber, 53, came to Ann Arbor from
Trenton, N.J. in 1954 with his wife and
the first of his three children. His
second son was born the same morning
in October 1954 that he opened his first

store here, Faber's Fabrics.
HE RAN FOR one of eleven City
Council seats in the spring of 1959, as a
Democratic candidate from the Third
Ward. At that time, the Democratic
candidates regularly captured only 30
per cent of the vote.
"I didn't know it was a hopeless
situation," he said. "I got clobbered."
Since half of all council seats are up
for election each yer, Faber got a chan-
ce to run again in 1960. After his first at-
See VOTERS, Page 10
State files
appeal of'
LANSING (UPI)-State officials
yesterday filed an emergency appeal of
a circuit court ruling banning the use of
tax dollars for welfare abortions.
The appeal was filed in the Michigan
Court of Appeals by Attorney General
Frank Kelley, on behalf of Gov. William
Milliken and state Social -Services
Director John Dempsey.
KELLEY ASKED the appeals court
to issue a stay, delaying the effective
date of the circuit court ruling, on an
emergency basis. It was not im-
mediately known when the appeals
court would consider the issue.
Ingham County Circuit Court Judge
Jack Warren last Friday ruled Milliken
overstepped his legal authority when he
used his line-item veto power to strike
from the Medicaid budget a clause
banning welfare abortions.
Warren issued an order implemen-
See STATE, Pages5

Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
DEMOCRATIC PARTY Chairman Robert Faber said yesterday he will try to
persuade more citizens to participate in city politics "not just be telling them to
go vote, but giving them an honest realization that they can do something."


Mackey named new MSU president
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT by the board at the beginning of the process," said P
Michigan State University (MSU) search committee Robert Barker, chairman of the search and selection
members, the Board of Trustees, and the East Lansing visory committee. "He has a genuine interest in stude
community all breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as Texas and has established both formal and informal mechani
Technological University President Cecil Mackey officially for assuring faculty and staff input.
was named the 10th permanent president of MSU. "He has an excellent relationship with his peers in thea
The school ended its controversial presidential hunt of higher administration, and is an open, honest
yesterday at a special meeting called by the Board of ministrator," Barker said. "He supports a strong gen
Trustees. There, the board formally voted to choose Mackey education."
for the post. MACKEY, WHO APPEARED with his wife Clare, said
MACKEY, 50, WAS selected unanimously by the select family was "pleased to be a part of the future of this uni
search committee last Wednesday night, following unilateral sity."
support from MSU's All-University Search and Selection Trustees praised Edgar Harden, MSU's acting presid
Committee. for his work while serving the university as a temporary,
"He is fully nualified on the basis of the criteria established cessor to former president Clifton Wharton. Wharton
See MACKEY, Page 6
a- o y kefial nlknrrthefnll n trv h n

d his

Hats in the ring
Michigan State University (MSU) trustees
yesterday profusely thanked the head of the MSU
presidential selection committee, Robert Baker, for
striking through the university's tumultuous search
process. They also said they were sorry to lose
Barker, a biochemistry professor, who will be
teaching at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New
York. MSU Trustee John Bruff (D-Fraser) told a
group, which had gathered at a press conference to
announce the appointment of Texas Tech president
Cecil Mackey to MSU's top position, that Barker has
said he was going to Cornell on the merits of his
knowledge of biochemistry. But, Bruff, joked, he
had heard that the president of Cornell, former
University Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Frank Rhodes, intends to leave his post, and Cornell
administrators needed Barker to fill the spot. Bruff
did not indicate whether his story was true,
however, and Rhodes remained Cornell president
all day yesterday.
Out of the disco, onto the Diag
A pair of preachers on the Diag yesterday drew'i
hoots and howls from a crowd of about 20. Cindy
Lassester and Jed Smock, self-proclaimed non-
denominational Christians, stopped in Ann Arbor on
their tour of 150 cami5uses in 29states. Cindy offered

S ipuum uniumer te ionowing story: She met
Jed, who invited her to dinner. After dinner, ex-
plained Cindy, "I planned to go to the disco party."
But Jed balked, so they ended up parked in his car
in a dark, secluded spot. "Jed began to pray to his
Lord," she continued, "and I was sorely tempted by
the devil." Then Jed told her he had not kissed a
woman in six years. "So I said, 'Jed, what's wrong
with just a little kiss on the lips?' " She said Jed
believed a man should not kiss a woman until they
were married. "He took me straight home," she.
said, because "the mouth of a strange woman is a
deep ditch." Jed took her to church the next day,
and now they preach together. Jed said hecklers are
common throughout their tour.
Happenings ...
... kick off today at noon, when Prof. Stanley
Person of Pennsylvania State University will lec-
ture on "Characterization of Mutants of HSV-1 That
Enhance Virus-Induced Cell Fusion" in Room 2703
Furstenburg ... also at noon, the Residential
College Players Harmonie Ensemble will provide
entertainment along State Street . .. University
Hospital employees can enjoy an ice cream social
from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the lawn north of Mott
and Towsley ... Wystan Stevens will lead an "Ar-
chitectural Tour of Historic Ann Arbor". If you've
registered in advance, meet at 2:50 p.m. in the In-
ternational Center Lounge .-. the 'School of

Medicine commencement ceremonies will begin at
4 p.m. in Hill Auditorium. Dr. Clifford Keene,
retired president and chief executive officer of
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, will
deliver the address.. . Eclipse Jazz and Ann Arbor
Tomorrow present the Steve Nardella Band and
Jazz Vantage Point in the Liberty Plaza from 6:30
p.m. until 9 p.m.... at 7:30 p.m. and again at 9
p.m., the Gilbert and Sullivan Society will give a
benefit performance of "Trial by Jury" in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. . . Sarah Bassett, field
director for the Great Lake Region of the School of
Metaphysics, will discuss "The Language of
Dreams" at 7:30 p.m. in the Guild
House ... "Classical Ragas of North India," a live
performance of instrumental Indian music, will be
presented at the Canterbury Loft at 8
p.m.... FILMS: Ann Arbor Film Co-
op-Everything You Always Wanted to Know About
Sex But Were Afraid To Ask, 7 p.m. and 10:204p.m.;
What's Up Tiger Lily?' 8:40 p.m.; all in Aud. 3,
MLB ... Cinema II-Top Hat, 7:30 p.m.; Gold
Diggers of 1933, 9:30 p.m.; both in Aud. A, Sngell
Hall ... Cinema Guild-Kurosawa's Seven
Samurai, 7:30p.m. and 9 p.m.; Old A and D Aud.
On the outside
More of the same-showers, thundershowers,
high in the 70s, low io the mid-60s.


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