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Vol. XC, No.116 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 20, 1980 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Supreme
Court
clears
abortion
funds
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme
Court yesterday ordered the federal
government to pay for most abortions
wanted by women on welfare - at least
until the court decides the emotion-
laden issue later this year.
In a one-sentence order, the justices
refused to sidetrack a federal judge's
order forcing the government to pay for
medically necessary abortions for poor
women.
U.S. District Judge John Dooling in
New York City last month struck down
as unconstitutional the so-called Hyde
,'amendment, a congressional restric-
tion on Medicaid spending for abor-
tions. The restriction is named after its
original sponsor, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-
Ill.).
THE SUPREME Court, on a 6-3 vote,
refused to overturn Dooling's order.
At the same time, the justices voted 6-
3 to expedite their consideration of the
New York City case by consolidating it
with a Hyde amendment case from
Chicago accepted for review last Nov.
26.
The court ordered that all briefs in
the New York City case be submitted by
April 10, an indication that the justices
will schedule oral arguments in the
Chicago and New York cases for
sometime in late April.
See SUPREME, Page 9

Soviets must
get out today,
Carter insists

Skiscape

Daily Photo by PETER SERIUNG

These folks appear to have found the perfect way to escape from the hectic daily class schedule by finding solitude in
the vast Arboretum.

CONGRESS BALKSA T INCL USION OF WOMEN:

From AP and UPI
Some of America's staunchest allies
put forth a compromise yesterday
designed to speed withdrawal of Soviet
troops from Afghanistan, but President
Carter said he will go ahead with a
boycott of the Moscow Summer
Olympic Games on the deadline he set.
U.S. intelligence reports said yester-
day the Soviets have given no sign of
even a token withdrawal from
Afghanistan.
Carter said Jan. 20 he would recom-
mend a boycott of the games if Soviet
troops were not removed from
Afghanistan by today, and he said
yesterday during a speech in
Washington: "The deadline is
tomorrow (Feb. 20) and it will not be
changed."
THE FOREIGN ministers of the nine
European Common Market nations -
France, Britain, West Germany, Italy,
Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Luxembourg and Denmark - post-
poned any joint decision about the
Olympics to give the Soviets a chance to
respond to their proposal.
The plan, which they said would be
presented today to Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance in Rome, is for an inter-
national guarantee of Afghanistan's
neutrality in exchange for the Soviet
troop pullout.
A one-page statement issued after the
Common Market meeting in Rome said
the Afghan crisis "could be overcome
constructively through an arrangement
which allows a neutral Afghanistan to'
be outside the competition among the
powers."
OFFICIALS IN the United States and

Registrati1on questioned

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Carter's
proposal to register women for the
draft had its first hearing in Congress
yesterday and was immediately
denounced as a pointless and expensive
gesture.
"It doesn't make sense to register

these vast numbers of.people when we
don't need them," argued Rep. Mar-
jorie Holt (R-Md.), as the opening
debate on the Carter plan began in the
House Armed Services personnel sub-
committee. "If we're not using them in
combat arms, I don't see any point in it
at all."

Administration officials defended
plans to register women for a possible
draft, but conceded registration of only
men would meet the needs of the
military services in time of emergency.
UNDER CARTER'S plan to rein-
stitute draft registration, women as
well as men would be required to
register, but in the event the draft is
renewed, women would be inducted
only for non-combat jobs.
Before yesterday's hearing,
congressional leaders had made it clear
to the White House that getting ap-
See FEMALE, Page 9

Carter
... deadline today
Soviet Union had no immediate com-
ment on the plan, which did not detail
how Afghanistan's neutrality would be
guaranteed. Italian Foreign Minister
Attilio Ruffini was to outline the plan to
Vance.
Vance arrived in Bonn, West Ger-
many, late yesterday on the first leg of\
a four-nation European trip to coor-
dinate Western response to the Soviet
action in Afghanistan.
In Moscow, a senior member of the
ruling Politburo said the Soviet Union
remained committed to detente with the
West but was prepared to "administer
a crushing rebuff to any aggressor from
whatever geographical point he dares
raise the sword against us."

U'panel proposes changes

'in distribution
By BONNIE JURAN
A growing number of university administrators and'
faculty across the nation insist certain plans that require
students to take a specific number and type of courses
tend to confuse rather than guide students in developing
cohesive liberal arts programs.
Many institutions, including the University, have re-
sponded by modifying
undergraduate course distribution
requirements. Harv
University history Prof. Mills
Thornton chairs a sub-committee
composed of four faculty members
and one student - formed last fall to
study , present distribution
requirements.
'UNIVERSITY students currentlye
have a choice of three distribution
plans but most elect a distribution
plan that requires three courses in CO " i
each of three areas - natural
science, social science, and Curriculum gu
humanities. established at Har
"The subcommittee feels that as have served as exa
distribution stands," Thornton said, committee discus
"It does not create a coherent requirements herea
intellectual experience for Harvard's muc
undergraduates. . . Undergradu- Curriculum, which
ates don't get a sense of the fall, was a reaction
interconnection among branches of Harvard's progr
knowledge." education "didn't s
The subcommittee has proposed mandate about wha
that three of the distribution courses ts to do," accordir
- one in each of the three areas - Wilcox, director ofC
be chosen by the student from a list Core Curriculum
of courses "oriented toward having coherence," in a
students attempt to integrate a Wilcox said.
variety of disciplines," according to Under the guid
Thornton. program, each stud
COURSES considered courses in the area
"integrative" would fall into three the arts, natural
categories, Thornton explained. culture, history, a
Courses may attempt to explain the Wilcox said.
structure or content of a discipline The choice of co
and depict it as an intellectual upon the student's
whole, set the discipline in the broad concentration. Th
context of other related disciplines, majors in history is
or deal explicitly with the process of fulfilling the history
reasoning characterized by a The Harvard C
certain discipline. represent one q
Thornton said the opinion of the dergraduate's curri
subcommittee "is very widely See HARVA!

requirements.
shared among the student body." He claimed the "feeling
(among students) is almost desperate."
Some students, however, appear satisfied with the
present system of distribution requirements. "It (the
distribution plan) forces you to be well-rounded," LSA
sophomore Sue Hutner said.
OTHERS SAID the present requirements are too

Mandatory recruitment?

ard
lines
ared
idelines recently
vard and Stanford
amples for the sub-
ssing distribution
at the University.
h-publicized Core
was initiated this
to the attitude that
ram of general
eem to have any real
at we wanted studen-
ng to Dean Edward
Core.
"gives more direct
student's program,
elines of the new
dent must take eight
as of literature and
I science, foreign
nd social analysis,
ourses is contingent
s proposed area of
us, a student who
s not responsible for
y requirement.
Core requirements
ujarter of an un-
iculum, Wilcox said.
RD, Page 2

restrictive. According to LSA
sophomore Diane Bremen, "By
college, you should be able to decide
what you want to take."
But even the students who are not
satisfied with the present system are
not convinced the proposed list of
courses will give their course plans
additional coherency..
"Most of the courses now don't
relate to anything in the world. I
doubt if that (the list) would work
any better," Rick Wilson, an LSA
freshman, said.
ACCORDING TO LSA Associate
Dean John Knott, chairman of the
College Curriculum Committee,
"Most of the courses on the list will
be existing courses" considered
appropriate by the subcommittee.
He added that there is a good chance
some new courses will be created if
the change in requirements occurs.
Late last month, Knott issued
letters to the chairpersons and
directors of LSA departments
outlining the subcommittee's
proposals. If responses to the
proposed changes are favorable, an
advisory committee with a
representative from each
department will be formed to
discuss future plans of action.
The modification of distribution
requirements is not new to the
University. In 1974, upon
recommendation of the Graduation
Requirements Commission (GRC),
the University adopted a program to
encourage students to fulfill their
distribution requirements through
"a contract of their own design,"
according to a report issued by the
commission.
See 'U', Page 6

BY JAY McCORMACK
The American Bar Association
(ABA) proposal requiring accredited
law schools to show a "commitment to
expand opportunities for the study of
law" by minority students is a
necessity, Dennis Archer, president of
the Wolverine Bar Association said
yesterday.
Many law schools have done nothing
in the past eight years to improve the
role of minorities in the legal
profession, Archer said.
In response, Law School Dean Teren-
ce Sandalow defended his previously
stated opposition to proposal 212 -
which has been tabled by the ABA.
SANDALOW SAID individuals should
not be forced to do "everything that is
good for them." He said although- the
country needs more minority lawyers
than it has, a compulsory standard is
not appropriate.
Archer and Sandalow both spoke at a
forum on affirmative action yesterday
sponsored by the University Law
School minority student coalition.
Archer said law schools have had to
be forced to change minority
enrollment policies in the past. He cited
the Black Action Movement (BAM)
strike in 1970 as an example of minority
action that has forced schools to
recognize blacks' needs.
SANDALOW said the BAM strike was
not aimed at the law school, and the
strike had no effect on law school
enrollment policies, which he says have
used affirmative action considerations
since 1965.
"No proponent that I have heard
believes that proposal 212 would have
more than an infinitesimal effect on
minority enrollment in law schools,"
Sandalow said.
Sandalow also suggested other

Lhaw dean, Bar
official de bate
minority rule.
programs - including the establish-
ment of a fund to finance minority law
students education and more extensive
communication with high school
students - would be more effective in
increasing the numbers of minority
lawyers. "That involves reality, not
symbolism," Sandalow said. "Perhaps
that is why it was not proposed."

Archer said "The arguments for such
mundane things as law school
autonomy do not apply to the real world
of blacks and women." Archer also said
proposal 212 calls for "concrete ac-
tion," and would force schools with no
affirmative action to consider it.
SANDALOW DEFENDED the
University Law School's affirmative
action program, maintaining that stan-
dards for the admission of minority
students into law school here are sub-
stantially different from standards for
other students. He said the school tries
to recruit minority students from many
schools, and that minority law student
organizations help in this process.

Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
DENNIS ARCHER (left) president of the Wolverine Bar Association, and
University Law School Dean Terrance Sandalow (right) debate yesterday
on whether affirmative action should be required for law schools.

Brown ....................... ,.3
Baker ....................... 3
Connally ...................... . 1
Ford ............................ 1
Undecided ..................13
The same students will be confronted with this question
throughout the semester, and their evolving preferences
will be recorded in this space. D
More monkey business
Terrorism aimed at the Curious George population seems

for March 1 at the Union. Alice Lloyd Building Director
David Scheom said that he is now devoting all his time to
the crisis and won't do anything else until George is
released.
Rocking with MarvinĀ°
Apparently not happy with his present exposure as a
writer of Broadway music, Marvin Hamlisch may soon be
hopping and bopping as a rocker. In a recent interview in
Esquire, the award-winning composer explained why he
would like to beenmea roek star ."Barrv Manilow nuts oit

Journal Magazine. One 16-year-old girl quoted in the
magazine said, "I'm a virgin, isn't it pathetic? I don't think
any of my friends are. It makes me feel left out. I'm
definitely going to do it before my seventeenth birthday.
I'm looking forward to being able to tell all my friends that I
did it:" The magazine also quoted several experts who said
that age 16 was the youngest a boy or girl could experience
sexual intercourse without suffering psychological
problems: It looks like psychologists could be very busy in
coming years.
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