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Despite claims by its inventor that the "Shetley Turbo-
Diesel" car could achieve gasoline mileage of 70 to 80 miles
per gallon (mpg), the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) announced yesterday that the vehicle obtained an
average rating of 43 mpg in testing situations.
The much-publicized "dream car" was tested at the
EPA's Motor Vehicle Emissions Laboratory on Plymouth
Road. Lab Certification Director Richard Harrington said
the car, developed by Michael Shetley, averaged 34 mpg in
the city driving test and 52 mpg in the highway test, tying it
for fifth place in fuel efficiency among all the autos tests by
the federal facility. Similar ratings were obtained by the
Dodge Colt hatchback and the Plymouth Champ.
A PROTOTYPE of the special car underwent four days of
exhaust emissions and fuel efficiency tests to determine if
the vehicle was in compliance with federal regulations.
"We are indeed disappointed that the higher mileage
figures were not achieved," Harrington said. Nonetheless, he
said, "the results obtained by the Shetley vehicle are very

Harrington said the modified red 1979 Mercury Capri
failed to achieve the 1980 emissions standards of .41 grams
per mile (gpm) and 2.0 gpm for hydrocarbons nitrous oxides.
The 2,905-pound vehicle emitted 68 per cent more than the
permitted hydrocarbon level and 15 per cent more than the
permitted nitrous oxide level. "There's no way we can be
wrong about the test results," Harrington claimed.
EVEN THOUGH Shetley's car, which runs on conven-
tional diesel fuel, did not pass the EPA's tests, Harrington
praised the innovative mechanic's efforts.
"This is a highly significant development," Harrington
said. Even though the future of the vehicle is uncertain, he
continued, "this (car) could well have been the first
American vehicle which achieves these high mileage figures.
American technology does have the capability of achieving
high mileage vehicles," Harrington commented.
Harrington added that the EPA received no pressure from
oil companies or Congressmen while the car was being
See EPA, Page 7

'V' aplaud Sha iro
__ SapP

Regents'choice 'delights'
Members of the University com-
munity expressed strong approval
following the selection yesterday of
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Harold Shapiro as the next president of
the University.
While administrators and faculty
members whole-heartedly lauded the
Regents' choice, students, in general,
were more reserved in voicing praise.
"IT'S A SUPERB appointment,"
remarked former University President
Robben Fleming, who resigned in
January. "They could not have done
"I think the Regents were suc-
cessful... they found the best person
in the United States" for the Univer-
sity's chief executive post, Interim
President Allan Smith said.
"He's been a joy to work with ... and
I'm delighted with the appointment,"
Smith added.
UNIVERSITY professors and of-
ficials echoed Smith's compliments for
the presidential designee. As reasons
for the "well-deserved" appointment,
they cited Shapiro's contributions in
academic areas, his national reputation
in economics, his recent work with
state legislators on the University
budget, and his intimate knowledge of
the workings of the University.
The University's vice-presidents of-
See REGENTS, Page 18 ANN ARBOR MAYOR Louis Belcher was one o
Board of Re ents_ when the Board announced thi

campus community

of the dignitaries who attended the special meeting of the University
e appointment of Vice-President for Academic Affairs Harold Shapiro


as the 10th permanent president of the University


A different conclusion
University Regent Robert Nederlander (D-Birm-
ingham), although close-mouthed about the entire.
search process which culminated yesterday in our
own backyard, when University Vice-President for'
Academic Affairs Harold Shapiro was named'
president, did reveal one conclusion: "The search'
concluded that the University of Michigan is the;
best university in the country," he announced. The
crowd of more than 100 in the Regents Room:
greeted the remark with laughter and applause.
"The position of president of the University of
Michigan is the most sought after in higher
education," Nederlander added.. With luck
Nederlander, who dabbles financially in the Pine
Knob resort in Clarkston, won't strain his arm while
patting himself and the University on the back.

community became a little frustrated with the Mewlin Rouge, 10 p.m.; both in Aud. 3, MLI.
silent presidential search committee members, so Cinema Guild-Take the Money And Run, 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday evening they offered the job to any takers. 9:30 p.m., Old A and D Auditorium.... Cinema II-
"You, too, can be a University president," two men Lion in Winter, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell
walking in front of the president's house on S. Hall . . . SUNDAY, Brunch on the Tefrace offers
University Ave. "Anyone can do it." They asked Medieval entertainment at the Campus Inn at 10
passers-by to submit applications, but no one a.m. Call 769-2200 for information ... the Ann Arbor
replied. Medieval Festival travels to the lawn at the Ark at
11 a.m. and to the Arb at 3 p.m.... Francine Mate is
Happenings. .. in concert at 8 p.m. at Hill Auditorium ... FILMS:
... the Yoga Center presents "Beginning Hatha Cinema Guild-Tumbleweeds, 8 p.m., Old A and D
Yoga at 10:30 a.m. at 207 E. Ann St...., and the 10th Aud, . . . MONDAY, there will be a reception to
annual Medieval Festival begins at 11 a.m. with honor Paulo Friere, a noted Latin American
plays, music, and song in West Park, and moves to educator and philosopher, in Room 246 Old A and D
Burns Park at 3 p.m.... the Hydra Dance Company at 3:15 p.m. . . . John Gouwens, carillonneur, will
will perform in the courtyard at Kerrytown at noon perform at Burton Tower at 7 p.m. . . . the Univer-
Eclipse Jazz presents Madcat at 2 p.m. and sity Musical Society presents Phillippe Entremont,
Steve Newhouse at 3:30 p.m. in Liberty Plaza .. pianist, in Rackham Auditorium, at 8:30 p.m.
David Reimann will be in concert at 81p.m. at Hill
Auditorium. ... the Residential College Sum- On the OUtsiae
mer Players oresent "Puntila and His Hired Man" Exnect a few w'attered sho erodrii ,nth

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