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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 8, 1980
Econ. Dept. seeks fdunds to combat
By BETH ROSENBERG
Although the University soon may allocate
qctra money to help ease the overcrowded con-
tions in the economics department, unusually
large class sizes are likely to continue for some
time in the popular department.
Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Alfred Sussman said ,the economics depar-
tmnent is a "serious contender" for "priority"
money from a special $1 million University
fund. The fund is designed to be allocated by
the University Budget Priorities Committee on
a competitive basis to units in the University
that demonstrate a special need, Sussman said.
qBUT DAVID LAVERTY, a student member
fthe Budget Priorities Committee and editor
of the Michigan Undergraduate Journal of
Economics; said the money for additional
department faculty members would not solve
"Two or three faculty members won't help a
great deal," Laverty said.
The overcrowding problems in the economics
department have been worsening in recent
years as economics classes have become more
popular. In December, Economics Prof.
William Shepherd sent a memo to his
colleagues criticizing LSA for not helping the
Undergraduate enrollment in 'economics
courses has increased by almost 28 per cent
since 1975, creating overcrowding in lower- and
upper-level classes. . The need for increased
staff involves additional funds which, at the
present time, neither LSA nor the department
"THE PROBLEM (of short staffing) is not
just in the econ, department. There are
problems for business and engineering,"
Sussman explained. "Any group which 'is
popular with students has the problem."
likely to continue in prop
Sussman said decisions on tuna allocation shoulders of the college aj
depend on the legitimate needs of the depar- Hymans said. The departs
tment and the expected trends in enrollment, live with enrollment in thi
"Those (departments) most popular today and provide the best educat
won't necessarily be later on. This reduces our "In a sense, it's an emb,
flexibility," he said. "The question remains as dergraduates come he]
how much and how far should we, go." economics . .. and can't f
LSA DEAN BILLY Frye met with economics course with fewer than 80
f~eulty members last week to discuss the said.
financial condition of the college and to explain Hymans said the quality
why monies may not surface immediately. than he would like and low
Economics Department Chairman Saul years ago, but the departm,
Hymans said the college is being as supportive best it can."
as possible and he is confident the department ECONOMICS PROF. An
will get help after a reasonable period of time. meeting with Frye was a
"(We realize) the college's resources and frustrations. The college t.
that the college can't freeze itself into a and the department talke
situation," he said, needs, she said.
THlE PROBEM falls: equally on the "The students' Prot
overlooked," Anderson said. In her Economics;
l 201 class, Anderson said she let 70 additional
rra i students in each section.
Ninety per cent of the students on the original
ind the department, class list, she said, had last names beginning,
ment must learn to with the letters R, S, and T, indicating students
e context available in the first CRISP group dominated the classes.
tion it can, he said. "It seems like the college is saying that your
aarrassment that un- major is determined by what the first letter of
re and major in your last name is," she said, agreeing with one
find an upper level of her coleagues who said the "excess demand
students," Hymans doesn't go away, it sits there."
SHEPHERD SAID he sees, no solution to the
of education is lower problem unless students push for change.
'er than it was a few "I believe students pay tuition and ought to'
kent "is adjusting the have as free a choice as possible (on their cour-
ses)," he said. "(The problem) raises the
n Anderson said the question of who is responsible."
matter~ of swapping Prof. Helen Crafton said she has had to turn
talked about budgets away students because classrooms are not big.
d about the help it enough. "When there are 12 students sitting on
the floor, there is literally no more room," she
blems are being See ECON., PageS8
U.S. encouraged by signs
in Iran; sanctions
Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Alligators on campus? Thousands of students pass within several yards of
them every day. See story, Page 8.
C arter'' wil c all for
registration of women
From UPI and AP
WASHINGTON - The United States,
encouraged by signs that Iran's new
government is anxious to end the
hostage crisis, announced yesterday it
will not formally impose long-promised
economic sanctions against that coun-
State. Department spokesman* Hod-
ding Carter explained the policy rever-
sal by saying that the administration
does not want to take this step while
diplomatic activity continues.
HE DID not elaborate. However,
reports have circulated in recent days
indicating that Iran would be willing to
release the 50 American hostages held
in Tehran in exchange for the
establishment of a U.N.-sponsored in-
ternational tribunal to investigate
alleged crimes of the deposed Shah
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Trade between the two countries was
effectively cut off last November after
the American embassy and the
hostages were seized by militants.
However, the administration had said it
planned the additional step of issuing
regulations to formalize a suspension of
all trade except for food and medicines.
Meanwhile, in Iran, President
Abolhassan Bani Sadr hammered away
yesterday at the U.S. Embassy miltan-
ts' remaining power and prestige
among the Iranian people, as reports
persisted that the American hostages
might be freed soon.
For the second straight day, the new
Iranian president blasted the young
Moslem radicals publicly, calling them
''rebels against the government.'' And
the Revolutionary. Council, led by Bani
Sadr, took action against them, restric-
ting their access to national radio and
IN THE past the militants have used
broadcasts to whip up support for their
hardline position against freeing the
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance,
while apparently heartened at the
declining power of the militants,
cautioned "obstacles still lie ahead" in
efforts to free the Americans, now in
their 96th day of captivity.
A spokesperson for the militants
denied in a telephone interview with
UPI that a breakthrough was imminent
and said the hostages would be held un-
til Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi was
returned for trial.
'THERE WERE growing indications,
however, that the militants were losing
ground to Bani Sadr, who is also chair-
man of the powerful Revolutionary
Council and whosought in the past for a
negotiated release of the hostages.
State Department spokesman Carter
repeatedly brushed off reports of a
possible breakthrough in U.N.
Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim's
private efforts to gain release of the
"I do not see any imminent release of
the hostages," Carter said at the State
Department's daily news briefing.
THE UNITED States announced
plans in December to go ahead .with
Iranian economic sanctions on its own
after the Soviet Union vetoed a U.N.
Security Council resolution banning
U.S.-Iran trade has already fallen
from more than $200 million to $6
million a month in the face of uncer-
tainties raised by the U.S. freeze on
Iranian bank assets.
A2 police cite 16 establishments
for sales to minors last month
WASHINGTON (AP) -President
Carter will call for the registration of
women for the military draft, White
House officials said yesterday.
The White House scheduled an an-
nouncement for today detailing the
rresident's plans for the entire draft
~eg istration program.
THE .PRESIDENT'S proposal,
disclosed by officials who asked not to
be identified, is a sharp break with
historical precedent. It will be the first
time that ,a president has suggested
registering women for the draft.
Carter decided to include women in
the program despite a warning from
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill that it
would not pass the Congress.
The president probably will limit
* egistration to persons 19 and 20,
though full details were. not' made
CARTER announced plans last mon-
th in his State of' the Union message to
resume draft registration, citing an in-
creasing miltary threat from the Soviet
-Although he remained mum on the
question of whether he would include
women, he has previously .taken the
4kosition that any such program should
In recent weeks, Carter's decision
has been foreshadowed by statements
from administration officials and the
president's wife, Rosalynn, who urged
registration of women.
CURRENTLY, there are about
150,000 women in the military, out of a
force of more than two million..
However, women still are banned by
law from combat.
By WILLIAM THOMPSON
An Ann Arbor police project aimed at
reducing alcohol sales to those under 21
has resulted in. citations for some
retailers and miade others more
stringent about checking for iden-
Police checked 70 stores and bars for
illegal sales last month and sixteen
establishments were given citations.
More raids on alcohol retailers will be
made soon according to the program's
coordinator, Chief of Detectives Robert
Woodruff. "There are still a few places
that ignore the law," he said.
THE CHECKS are conducted when
underage persons, in cooperation with
the police, enter.a store and attempt to
buy alcohol. If the clerk makes the sale,
police observing the transaction issue a
The primary goal of the program, ac-
cording to Woodruff,' is to deter
retailers from selling alcohol to those
who cannot prove they are 21. "We are
trying to putsa stop to it (illegal sales),"
he said. "Places are going to tighten
Woodruff said the program was
initiated after police received reports of
frequent illegal sales. "When you get
reports like that, you have to do
something," Woodruff said.
WOODRUFF SAID Ann Arbor police
have also been instructed to look for.
See CITY, Page 9
Carter currently has the authority to
register men aged 18-26 and is asking
Congress for an additional $10 million to
begin the program.
The Selective Service has said it
needs a pool of about four million or five
million persons for registration pur-
poses. There are approximately eight
million men and women between the
ages of 18 and 20.
HOWEVER, there have been in-
See CARTER, Page 2
Dems fund primary
B yJOHN GOYER
Stephanopoulos is, not the type of
name you. would want to use in
But for LSA junior Stacey
Stephanopoulos, candidate for City
Council in the Second Ward, the name
has paid off in the form of campaign
contributions from people with names
like Kappos, Kokkales, Michos,
Roumanis and Manos - people of
yesterday her campaign had raised
$1,100. Earl Greene (D-Second Ward),
the incumbent and her opponent in the
Feb. 18 city primary, has raised $805 as
of yesterday, the deadline for filing
financial statements for candidates
who expect to spend over $500.
According to documents filed by the
candidates in the County Clerk's office,
the campaign funds are typically spent
on printing brochures, supplies and
Council candidates will compete in
primaries in two of the city's five wards
- the Second and the F'ifth - on Feb.
IN THE Fifth Ward, four
Republicans are vying for their party's
endorsement in a ward that
traditionally votes Republican in city
The primary fight in the Fifth Ward
broke out after incumbent James
Cmejrek (R-Fifth Ward) decided not to
See GREEK-AMERICANS, Page 5
Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
University President Harold Shapiro (left) greets NAACP Director of Voter Education Joe Madison after Madison
spoke at an East Quad ceremony celebrating Black History Month last night. Madison said that 18- to 24-year-old should
register and vote out of office congressional representatives who support draft registration.
chance." Rally organizer Mike Wallace, a, Residential
College sophomore, said the group carried lit candles to
drmatize the event. The peaceful rally ended at Regents
Plaza at 12:30 a.m. where the group burned fake draft
One of the topics discussed at the Ann Arbor Board of
Education meeting Wednesday was substance abuse in the
The "me generation" has long had obvious effects
regarding mind and body, but University students seem to
have carried it over into the job market. According to
statistics recently released by the Peace Corps, the
University ranked high among colleges and universities in
its supply of volunteers to the program from 1960 to 1974.
The last five years, however, has shown a marked decline
in the nuimber of University graduates choosingrthe Peace~
six and one half inches of snow blanketing South Carolina,
Fern arrived at an idea he thought would benefit both Lost
Valley and the South Carolina Highway Department. He
sent the Highway Department a Mailgram which read,
"Anxious to assist you with your immediate problem.
Please consider this a shipping order for any excess snow in
your area." Because of the mild winter conditions, Lost
Valley has relied on manmade snow to remain in operation'
this winter. "We need natural snow to spur the enthusiasm
of the people," Pontbriand explained.'E