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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 9, 1980

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From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON-President Carter
proposed yesterday that men and
women ages 19 to 20 register for
military service, probably lBeginning
this summer.
Eighteen-year-olds would be included
in the program beginning next Jan. 1.
Declaring that "equal obligations
deserve equal rights," Carter became
the first president to suggest draft
registration for women.
WHITE HOUSE officials said Carter
will sign an executive order next week
requiring young men to register for the
draft,- but he needs congressional
approval of his plan to include women
in the program.
Because opposition is expected on
Capitol Hill, the president said he would
submit the plan to register women
separately from his request for
funding. That way, if Congress decides
women should not be included, the
funds need to register men could still be
approved.

AP Photo
IN THE FUTURE, more women may find themselves in the position of Sgt. Antoinette Beck, above, a drill sergeant
at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Or more likely, they may find themselves in the position of one of the above recruits. President,
Carter announced yesterday that 19 and 20-year-old men and women will have to register for the draft. Under Carter's
plan, however, women would not serve in combat positions.

Engineering Dean Ragone named
-president of Case estern Reserve

House Speaker Thomas O'Neill has
predicted Congress will reject
registration of women.
IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT of his
draft registration program, Carter
made it clear. women would be
registered for non-combat service only,
but did not specify whether he would
include them in any actual military
draft. Aides said it was unlikely.
In explaining his decision to include
women in the program, Carter said,
"There is no distinction possible, on the
basis of ability or performance, that
would allow me to exclude women from
an obligation to register."
He described the decision as "a
recognition of the reality that both
women and men are working members
of our society."
THERE WAS MIXED reaction to the
president's registration plan from
women.
Phyllis Schafly, leader of anti-ERA
forces, said, "Carter has stabbed
American womanhood in the back in a
cowardly attempt to get back the
election-year support of the radical
feminists."
But other women's leaders said that
if women must assume responsibility
for helping with national defense, they
should also have equal rights.
THE PRESIDENT of the League of
Women Voters of the United States,
Ruth Hinerfeld, said, "We support
equal opportunity regardless of sex. We
would not oppose including women in a
draft."
There were widespread predictions
that Congress would tefuse to force
women to sign up. " Indeed, most
members of the -Senate and House
Armed Services committees oppose
inciding women in registration, altough
they have been pressing for a program
to register young men.
"I'm sure he realizes it will not
pass," Rep. Richard White (D-Texas),
chairman of the House Armed Services
manpower subcommittee, said of
Carter's proposal to include women.
REP. PATRICIA SCHROEDER (D-
Colo.), an opponent of registration, said
the plan to compel male registration

o sign up.
"will go sailing through."
She said refusal to register women
could doom registration of men.
Pentagon lawyers drafted legal briefs
last year saying that if women were not
registered along with men, "the whole
registration system will be thrown out"
in a court challenge, said Ms.
Schroeder.
The program would affect 4.2 million
women and 4 million men.
See CARTER, Page 7
Students
respond
to draft
proposal
By KEVIN TOTTIS
Although President Carter's proposal'
that 19- and 20-year-old men and women
register for the draft is expected to be
overwhelmingly defeated by Congress,
it met with mixed reactions on campus
yesterday.,
Most of the 35 students contacted in
an informal survey, however, ,felt that
if there is going to be registration at all,
it should apply to both men and women.
"I feel it's a good idea to draft both
men and women," Sara Curran, a
freshwoman in the School of Natural
Resources said. "The only way for the
horror of war to be realized is to have
women go, so that it no longer is heroic
for men to fight," she added.
"I think that women's registration is
definitely fair," LSA freshman Mike
Buhler said. "They have as much at
stake in the country as men do."
School of Education senior Peggy
Bartlett said, "The whole idea of war
shouldn't happen. If he's (Carter's)
See STUDENT, Page 7

By ADRIENNE LYONS
David Ragone, dean of the College
of Engineering, yesterday, was elected
president of Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland, Ohio. Ragone
will assume his new position'July 1.
Case Western Reserve trustees
unanimously voted Ragone into office,
following a ten-month search for a new
president. University officialp here said
they had no idea who Ragone's
replacement in the College of
Engineering would be, altough Acting
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Alfred Sussman said the formal search
process would begin fairly soon.
RAGONE SAID yesterday his
feelings about the appointment were
mixed. "It's good and bad. I'm excited
to be asked (to take the position), but
sad to leave Ann Arbor," he said.
University President Harold Shapiro
said the University will miss Ragone's
services. "His leaving will be a loss to
the University and the College,"
Shapiro said, adding, "Case Western is
to be congratulated on their wise
choice."
Shapiro, who has been president of
the University since Jan. , said he
would try to help Ragone adjust to his
new position if possible.
RAGONE SAID HE anticipated few
major changes in the move from a
large university to a smaller one.
"They're different," Ragone admitted,
"but I spent three years (teaching) at
Carnegie-Mellon (Univesity of
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and two at
Dartmouth (College in Hanover, New
Hampshire, as dean of the Thayer
School of Engineering), so I have a
feeling how a private university is run.
"Both have to fight for survival. It
just seems smaller schools have to fight
a little harder," Ragone added.
Shapiro said he did not anticipate
Ragone facing such problems. "Case is
bigger than the College of Engineering.
It has a fine program and he'll be able
to enhance it," he said.
SUSSMAN NOTED that according to
an understanding between the nation's
universities, the University cannot
recrit new faculty from other colleges
after May 1, since that would not leave
the other institutions enough time to
find a replacement. Sussman added
that he doubted the University would
have a replacement before Ragone
leaves.
Ragone will replace Louis Toepfer,
who resigned to become head of the new
Columbus, Ohio branch office of a
Cleveland law firm.

More than,200 candidates applied for
the post which Toepfer accepted in 1971,
said Paula Slimak, director of
University Communications at Case.
Slimak noted the 45 Case trustees had to
approve Ragone's appointment by at
least a two-thirds majority. The
presidential search was conducted by a
six-member committee chaired by
Case Trustee Allen Ford, executive
vice-president of the Diamond
Shamrock Corporation in Cleveland.
SLIMAK SAID THE Case search
process was "very secretive. There
were strong internal candidates, so
harmony on campus had to be
preserved." Secrecy was maintained
also, Slimak said, to protect the jobs of
out-of-town candidates.
Ragone came to the University as the
Engineering College dean in 1972. He
began teaching here in 1953, upon
receiving his doctorate from the,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ragone left the University in 1962, when
he held several government positions,
before working at Carnegie-Mellon
and Dartmouth.
Sussman praised Ragone's
achievements at the University. "Both
from a University standpoint and a
personal one, he'll be missed,"
Sussman said, adding Ragone is an
"imaginative leader and a person with
broad intereskts and understanding,"
who was helpful :in "generating funds
for the Engineering College's move to
North Campus. He'll do extremely
well," Sussman said.,

Changes in Women 's
Studies Pro.urged

By LORENZO BENET
An LSA Program Review Committee
has recommended extensive internal
changes in the University's Women's
Studies Program.
The committee report, obtained by
the Daily ye'sterday, includes a
recommendation that the program use
faculty members instead of teaching
assistants in courses at'the 300 level and
above. The report advises reallocating
$26,000 of the program's budget to fund

University Information.Services Photo
DAVID RAGONE, above, currently dean of the College of Engineering here,
accepted an offer yesterday to become the president of Case Western,
University in Cleveland, Ohio. Ragone was offered the position, effective
July 1, following a 10-month search during which more than 200 candidates
were considered.

KHOMEINI'S SON, BISHOP SEE U.S. CAPTIVES:
Visitors report hostages OK

both the increased faculty teaching
assignments as well as more extensive
research in women's issues.
A REDUCTION in the total number
of Women's Studies courses is also
being recommended.
The four-member Review Commit-
tee was appointed by Dean Frye. The
Review Committee's recommendations
were studied by the LSA Executive
Committee and then delivered to the
Women's Studies Executive
Committee, which will send its
response back to the LSA Executive
Committee.
The Women's Studies Executive
Committee plans to respond to the
recommendations by February 28, ac-
cording to Program Director Margpt
Norris. Norris declined to comment
further and Associate Dean for
Curriculum John Knott would not
discuss the issue. LSA Dean Billy Frye
was unavailable for comment.
According to the report, the review
committee focused on the program's
academic justification, teaehing
quality, research work,' and its
relationship to other departments
within the University.
THE REPORT maintained that it
was against LSA policy for TAs to teach
300-level courses and it would be dif-
ficult to exempt the Women's Studies
Program from this rule.
See WOMEN'S, Page 7

From AP and UPI
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's son and a Greek
bishop made separate visits to the U.S. Embassy
hostages in Tehran yesterday, and said they found
the Americans, held captive for 97 days, in "perfect
health." They were the first known visitors to the
embassy compound in more than a month.
Khomeini's son, Ahmad, told some of the hostages
that "the U.S. government has not yet come to its
senses, otherwise it would have extradited the
criminal Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and would
hand over his plundered wealth so that the hostages
could be set free," Tehran radio reported.
THE MILITANTS ALSO received a vote of support
fromfTranian soldiers who rallied in front of the
embassy.
The government radio said the visits by the

younger Khomeini and Greek Catholic Archibishop
Hilarion Capudji were made with an unknown
number of hostages.
. The Moslem militants occuping the embassy
remained defiant in the face of a campaign of
pressure mounted by Iran's newly-elected president,
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, to undermine their strength in
apparent preparation for resolving the embassy
crisis.
THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT has denounced the
militants as "rebels" and "dictators" who have
established their own "government within the
government." The Revolutionary Council, which
Bani-Sadri now heads, restricted the militants'
access to national television and radio.
State Department spokesman Hodding Carter did
not comment on Bani-Sadr's statements or his new

position of authority, but said: "What is important is
the emergence through constitutional processes of a
government, and that is apparently what is
occurring."
Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Minister Sadegh
Ghotbzadeh said yesterday the ruling Revolutionary
Council was prepared to use force if necessary to
make Moslem militants occupying the U.S. Embassy
obey its orders.
Ghotbzadeh's statements were the strongest yet
used against the militants who seized the United
States Embassy Nov. 4, altough one of their
spokesman said Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini still
backed their position that their 50 American hostages
would not be released until the ousted shah was
returned.

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some gains: College of Architecture and Urban Planning;
School of Art; School of Business Administration; School of
Dentistry; College of Engineering; Law School; School of
Library Science; College of Literature, Science and Arts,
and; the Medical School. Schools with a slightly lower
enrollment this year are: School of Education; School of
Music; College of Pharmacy; School of Public Health, and;
the School of Social Work. []
Pet parade,.partI
Police in Lafayette, Colorado were asking Michael

to the rural outskirts of the city to visit his cats after he
moved to a nursing home. Now he tries to see them twice a
day in the $40,000 home he recently bought for them.
McLeroy, 84, bought his six cats a house of their own when
he couldn't get used to the separation. The cats, the only
occupants of the house, play, eat and sleep in the kitchen-
den area of the home near the Rosewood Nursing Center
where McLeroy stays. "Those cats were tearing down
everything," he said in a recent interview, "so I just bought
them a home up here. The felines preferred not to comment
on the condition of their new digs. O

Herrington gave the scouts unofficial permission to sell
their cookies for three days last week after getting
complaints from local residents. Then the scouts had to sell
outside the village limits. D
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