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WVol. XC, No. 105

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 7, 1980

Ten Cents.

Eight Pages

U' falters in recent women and

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By LORENZO BENET
Chances that many new faculty positions at,
the University will open up for women and
minorities are slim, according to Associate
Dean for Academic Appointments Robert
Holbrook.
The University has entered a no-growth era
that means less hiring of new faculty in
general, and therefore less for women and
minoriti'es, explained Holbrook at Monday
night's LSA Faculty Assembly meeting.
"OVER THE past two years," he said, "the
College of LSA has lost 17 women faculty mem-
bers and gained only 18."
During that same period, seven minority
faculty members were lost and ten added. The
5th Ward
hopefuls
*differ. on
property
tax issue
By JOHN GOYER
Finding a solution to the city's high
property taxes, is the main issue con-
fronting four Republican candidates for
City Council in the Fifth Waid.
The four will compete in a Feb. 18
primary for their party's endorsement.
The winner will then run against
Democratic candidate Thoman Blet-
cher in the April city elections.
EACH OF THE four candidates - RI
Joyce Chesbrough, William Gudenau, ha
A. J. LaLonde, and Lou Velker - has a
different solution to the property tax
" problem.
"Any City Council candidate that
tells you he can do something about it
(taxes) is probably not telling you the
truth, because it's something that has
to be done at the state level," candidate
Chesbrough said.recently.
Chesbrough, a civics teacher at
Slauson Intermediate School, supports
a-tax proposal thought up by two state
legislators, Perry Bullard (D-Ann Ar-
bor) and Roy Smith (R-Ypsilanti). t
THE PROPOSAL would allow to
schools, which currently swallow about p
60 per cent of local property tax do
revenues, to be funded through a local
income tax. The plan would shift the tax a
burden to those with higher incomes. P
Chesbrough and another-of the four
Republican candidates, Gudenau, are y
said to have the best chances in the Fif-
th Ward primary race.la
Both have political experience Cl
Gudenau as a local campaign manager b(
and head of the city Republican Party e
for three years, and Chesbrough as a c
member of the Ann Arbor Transpor-
tation Authority and a Republican for
20 years. b
See CANDIDATES, Page 8

past five years have brought five new black
faculty members to the LSA faculty, and the
college has picked up one woman professor and
three from minority groups over the last two
years.
LSA currently has about 800 faculty mem-
bers in all, of whom 91 are women and 55
minority members.
LSA DEAN Billy Frye said that the current
numbers of minority faculty members does not
reflect University affirmative action efforts.
"Over the past five years, we've increased
the portion of women faculty members by 50
per cent," he explained. "But our problem lies
in the fact that %Ye have limited resources, a
small pool of qualified candidates, and a low
rate of faculty turnover.

FRYE ALSO stressed that the University
will not hire mediocre professors, regardless of
race and sex, at the expense of the University's
high standards.
"WE ARE looking for the best available,"
Frye said. But "the competition is steep. Every
other top 10 school wants the same people we
do."
Another problem lies with the high attrition
rate of women and minority professors. Ten
minority and women faculty members
resigned from their posts over the last two
years, while six others were fired, according to
an LSA Executive Committee report.
"The University loses many good people to
the West Coast and Boston," Frye observed.
"Others have left to join their spouses or to

talra nn now h c

Lake on new ousi
FRYE DID no
the six professor
that they genera
set by the Univer
Currently the'
affirmative acti
conducting a co
review of top-ra
appointments ar
funds to bring m
to the Universit
junior positions
women candidat
retiring facultyr
women and mino
"We've also in

cin

minority hiring
ness ventures." brings women and minority scholars for lec-
t want to' go into detail about tures to increase their visibility on campus,"
s who were fired, except to say said Holbrook.
illy didn't meet the standards HISTORY Professor John Broomfield does
sity. not think the administration has made a con-
University maintains several certed effort to add women and minorities to
on practices. These include the faculty.
Illege level affirmative action "I don't see willingness to reallocate resour-
anked candidates before any ces to place affirmative action as a high
e authorized, providing extra priority," commented Broomfield. "We've
inority and women candidates done poorly in this area in the last five or ten
ty for interviews, upgrading years when resources have been plentiful, and
when qualified minority or now that future resources will become less
es are available, and replacing available, the outlook looks even bleaker."
members early when qualified Frye admitted that he doesn't expect the im-
rity candidates are identified, balance to be made up over the next five to ten
nplemented a program which See 'U', Page 8

Bani-Sadr
denounces
militants

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
BUSTY WRIGHT instructs the audience on how to achieve what he calls "Dynamic Sex." Wright, a Christian activist,
as spoken to audiences in the Power Center for the past three nights, lecturing on a variety of subjects.
Dynamic Sex,
Rt i
Rusty- Wrigyht says it can be fun

By The Associated Press
Iranian President Abolhassan Bani
Sadr, taking on the Moslem militants at
the U.S. Embassy directly for the first
time, attacked them as lawless
"dictators" yesterday after they
engineered the arrest of a government
minister as an alleged ally of the CIA.
Later yesterday, immigration
authorities at Tehran's Mehrabad
Airport detained a 49-member
American delegation for four hours.
after it arrived in the Iranian capital at
the invitation of the militants.
WESTERN JOURNALISTS in
Tehran quoted airport sources as
saying there was confusion over the
status of the Americans' entry visas.
The visitors were permitted to leave the
airport for a hotel in downtown Tehran
early 'today, but it was not immediately
clear whether they would be allowed to
stay in Iran for 10 days as planned.
The developments seemed to
foreshadow a possible showdown
between the young radicals and Bani
Sadr's emerging government that could

affect the fate of the approximately 50;
Americans held hostage at the Tehran,
embassy for 95 days.
Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini and his, Revolutionary
Council have accepted a U.N. plan for;
an investigation of the ex-shah's regime
that American officials hope will lead to:
the relesae of the hostages.
BUT THE Iranians continued to
make conflicting statements yesterday
about whether and when the hostages
would be freed.
Bani Sadr's bitter denunciation of the
militants followed the arrest of the
minister of national guidance and
information, Nasser Minachi.
The militants alleged in a national
television broadcast Tuesday evening
that documents they found in the
embassy showed that Minachi had
"close links with the CIA." Minachi,
who denied the charges, was arrested
by the militia-like revolutionary geards
at his home at about midnight.
IN LONDON, the Guardian
See IRANIAN, Page 8

By GREG GALLOPOULOS
According to Rusty Wright, an author and traveling lec-
rer for Campus Crusade for Christ, God and sex go
gether. Speaking at the Power Center last night before a
redominantly student audience, Wright said, "God is not
own on sex. He designed it all - even the plumbing.
"Sex is meant to be fun," Wright continued, and is not,
s some Christian sects have said, "solely for
rocreation." But sex is not strictly secular, he said.
"JESUS CHRIST," Wright proclaimed; "can make
our sex life better - how's that to raise a few eyebrows..
Last night's lecture on Christian "dynamic sex" was the
st in a series of three that Wright gave this week, all on
Iristian topics. Wright's other lectures dealt with "out of
ody experiences" - mystical experiences that many
ersons who "clinically died" but were then resuscitated
aim to have had while "dead" - and with the historical
proof" for the resurrection of Jesus.
Although all of his lectures included a declaration of his
ersonal faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Wright
egan each by telling his audience, "I didn't come here to

force my views down your throat. I just want to get you
thinking."
WRIGHT URGED his audience to come to Christ, but
said, "I'm not a high pressure salesman. I think people
appreciate a low-key approach, not a hellfire and dam-
nation sermon."
Avoiding verbal pyrotechnics, Wright used his topical
subjects to engage interest, and then kept it with an in-
formal, frequently humorous speaking style - studding
his speech with deliberately corny jokes: On -the absence
of all but one of the disciples at Jesus' crucifixion, Wright
joked, "They (the disciples) all took off for the weekend.
Guess they thought it was Easter vacation."
Wright did not ask to be "taken on faith," but offered
"proof" of his major points. The resurrection, Wright
maintained, is historical fact,-and he presented "evidence
adequate to prove it" in a court of law.
WHILE HE admitted that the resurrection could "not
be verified scientifically, because it is not reproducable,"
Wright asserted that the scientific method is never ap-
See RUSTY, Page 8

Bil couldaid~
state renters

I

POWELL DENIES ZUMWAL T'S STA TEMENT:
No, decision announced on

WASHINGTON (UPI)-The White
House said yesterday President Carter
has not told even his closet aides
whether he will seek power from
Congress to register women for the
draft.
Elmo Zumwalt, former chief of naval
operations, said Carter told him he
would ask Congress to include women
in draft registration.
WHITE HOUSE press secretary Jody
Powell responded that the president
had not informed his closest aides-or
Zumwalt-what he would do.
Zumwalt was among a group of the
Committee for a Democratic Majority
that discussed registration with Carter

at the White House last week and the
likely difficulty such a proposal would
face in Congress.

POWELL SAID
probably would
announcement-one

I

'President Carter told me . . . that he plans to se
from Congress to include women in the proposed m
tration.'
-Elmo Zumwalt, former chief of navE

drafting women
the president Speculation that Carter will seek to
make his register women along with men for the
way or the draft has been fueled by Rosalynn
Carter's support for such a move. Mrs.
Carter seldom if ever publicly
disagrees with her husband on
ek authority important issues..
ZUMWALT, HOWEVER,/ told a
rilitary regis- Virginia Senate committee meeting in
Richmond he had discussed the issue
with Carter last Thursday.
al operations "President Carter told me, and I
expect him to announce today, that he
plans to seek authority from Congress
to include women in the proposed
ow at the latest. military registration," Zumwalt said.
Carter already has power to register
itol Hill said men for the draft, if he gets money for
Armed Services the process from Congress. But if
even been told women are to be registered,.Congress
must pass new legislation.

L

By LISA LAVA-KELLAR
Landlords would pay 5 per cent
interest on security deposits to tenants
if a bill approved yesterday by the
House Consumers Committee passes in
the full State House.
Sponsored by Rep. Perry Bullard (D-
Ann Arbor), the bill calls for interest
payments of five per cent per annum,
payable upon termination of occupancy
by a tenant..After renting three years,
the tenant would be reimbursed
annually, rather than when he or she
moves out.
THE BILL, which was sent to the full
House in a 7-4 vote, exempts landlords
operating fewer than five units and
allows the interest to be applied to
damages in excess of the deposit.
"The bill is a common sense
extension ofcurrent law which states
that security deposits are the tenant's
property, not the landlord's," said
Bullard aide Dan Sharp. "We believe
that if the landlord holds the tenant's
property, the tenant should receive
interest."
But Ann Arbor realtors and bankers
did not hold such optimistic sentiment.
"I DON'T THINK it's a good bill,"
said Rick Thomas of Chestnut
Properties. "Tenants don't realize that
the costs will be passed on to them."
The interest payment on the deposit
costs the landlord money, according to

Thomas, in terms of added handling
costs, increased bookkeeping and the
amount of time needed to proces the
extra paperwork."
"I can understand the tenant's
position; it's a hell of a lot of money to
tie up," said Thomas. "But somebody's
going to have to lose money, and you
can bet it won't be the landlord."
THOMAS FAVORS the
implementation of a security deposit
insurance bond, which would be bought
by the tenant at the beginning of the
lease.
"It's non-refundable, but it's the only
cost the tenant has to pay, and covers
losses due to unpaid rent or damaged
furniture," he said.
The landlord is assured of having his
property insured, according to Thomas,
and fewer costs are incurred. If a
tenant "skips town," the insurance
company bears the responsibility.
SHARP SAID the increased cost of
administrative paperwork is the main
argument of the opposition.
"It's a crock, but the legislators are
buying it," he said. "They (opponents
of the bill) claim that the minimum cost
will be $26 per tenant. But how long
does it take to write a check? Is that
$26?"
Inflation is reason Lloyd Weingarden,
regional manager of McKinley
Properties, opposes the legislation.
See LANDLORD, Page 8

"The president did not at that time
state what he intended to do," Powell
said. "It is possible, I suppose, from
that discussion an implication could
have been drawn, but he did not say wht
he was going to do."

other-today or tomorr
A source on Capi
members of the Senate
Committee have not
what the decision is.

because of their outstanding qualities. But Robert Strauss,
chief of President Carter's reelection campaign committee,
gave two other reasons yesterday in a fundraising letter
addressed to the Daily. "I could give you many reasons
why," Strauss wrote, "but I have declared my support
because of mainly two: One is Senator Kennedy, who is a
good Senator, but who is more needed in the U.S. Senate.
The other is Governor Brown, who is a good Governor, but
who is more needed in California." Strauss concluded his
plea for funds with his thanks and the assumption that "the

56 per cent of the persons surveyed favor the passage of the
Equal Rights Amendment, while 36 per cent say they are
opposed. In the poll, men backed the ERA at 59 per cent
rate while only 54 per cent of the women supported it.
Overall, 55 per cent of those surveyed believed women
would be drafted to serve in combat if the ERA were
passed.

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