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Vol. XC, No. 146 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 4, 1980 Twelve Pce

Frye named

acadenuc affairs v.p.
Shapiro cites LSA dean's commitment,
familiarity with 'U' as factors in choice

Iran asks
Carter to
clarify U.S.
Iran's Revolutionary Council yester-
day demanded clarification of U.S.
pledges before asking miltants to hand
over the American hostages in Tehran.
President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was
quoted as saying Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini would have the final decision
on transferring the captives to gover-
nment control.
Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh
told reporters after a council meeting '
last night that Iran wanted President
Carter to clarify commitments of
restraint made in response to con-
ditions set by Bani-Sadr.
Meanwhile in Washington, the Carter
administration said yesterday that
Iranian authorities should weigh "the
full implications of the situation"
before making any final decisions on
who shall have control of the American
hostages held in Tehran.
-AFTER SOME Iranian officials
called for new statements and assuran-
ces from President Carter before
deciding whether to remove the cap-
tives from the hands of student militan-
ts. White House press secretary Jody
Powell told reporters:
"Let me say that the American
See IRAN, Page 7

Billy Frye, currently LSA dean, was
named University vice-president for
academic affairs yesterday by
President Harold Shapiro. Frye will
assume the post July 1.
The academic affairs vice-
presidency is considered one of the
most important jobs at the University,
second only to the presidency.
Frye replaces Shapiro, who was vice-
president for academic affairs until last
Shapiro said Frye's familiarity with
and commitment to the University and
his "demonstrated ability" as an ad-
ministrator were important factors in
the selection.
"When faced with choices, I'm con-
fident he would make the correct ones,"
Shapiro said.
"The college (LSA) has prospered in
a number of ways under his leader-
ship," Shapiro said. He listed the
college's revived curriculum, its
capacity to attract outside research
funding, improvement in the natural
sciences areas, and its ability to adapt
well to budgetary pressures. Shapiro
also noted Frye's reputation as a
distinguished teacher.
Frye said he looked at his new job
with "a mixture of pleasure and
anxiety." He emphasized that the vice-
presidency would be a challenging and
therefore, exciting job for him.
"I have a lot of good feelings and
some concerns," Frye said of his new
The vice-president for academic af-
fairs will almost certainly be faced with
the problems of severe budgetary con-
straints, maintenance of quality
education, and program reevaluation.
Upgrading of the faculty and research
and teaching environments will
probably also be important issues on
Frye's agenda.
University Law Prof. Allan Smith, in-
terim president during 1979, said those
combined factors put a great burden on
the new vice-president's shoulders.
"His administrative experience in
managing the most diverse unit (LSA)
one could imagine is a major
qualification," Smith said. "He has to
simply transfer his efforts to a higher
Because Smith has served the
University in three major ad-
ministrative posts - Law School dean,

interim president, and vice-
president for academic affairs - he is
in a unique position to evaluate the im-
portance of the academic affairs vice-
presidency to the University.
"I'm tempted to say it's, the most im-
portant job with respect to running the
University," said Smith. "It's surely
the most critical internal position."
Smith said the vice-president's in-
fluences "rises out of a responsibility
for the function of schools and
The vice-president for academic af-
fairs is the administrator directly
responsible for preparing the Univer-

sity's budget, for overseeing the
schools, colleges, and other units, along
with reporting about those activities to
the Regents.
Graduate School Dean and Acting
Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Alfred Sussman said Frye "has the
capacity for creating a collegial at-
mosphere." Sussman said the main-
tenance of faculty morale will be one of
the vice-president's more important
"The faculty seems to have great
confidence in him," said Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Saline). "One has to
See SHAPIRO, Page 7

Voters to decide fate
of MSA's preferential
voting procedure

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
LSA DEAN BILLY FRYE speaks informally following a meeting of LSA
department chairpersons yesterday. Appointed by University President
Harold Shapiro yesterday, Frye will become vice-president for academic
affairs July 1.


4th War
In Monday's Fourth Ward City Coun-
cil election, the only sure thing is that
the vote will be close.
The largest margin of victory for a
Fourth Ward council candidate in the
past four years has been 270 votes - of
more than 5,000 typically cast.
The vote in this year's contest bet-
ween incumbent Republican Davia
Fisher and Democratic challenger
Barbara Perkins should be no excep-
"I THINK it will be close," predicted
James Chesney, Fourth Ward
Democratic co-chairman. "The object
in the Fourth Ward is to mobilize your
voters," Chesney added.
The Fourth Ward, encompassing the
southeastern section of the city, is the
largest of the city's five wards, with
over 18,000 registered voters.
Five of the ten members of city coun-
-cil are up for re-election for two-year
terms this year.
IN THE FOURTH Ward, candidates
Fisher and Perkins are out 'mobilizing

d unpredictable
the vote' before Monday's polling. rains, it is good for the Republicans
"I'm trying to walk to every door in This is particularly true with th
the Fourth Ward," said Fisher, who students," he said.
won his seat by a mere 58 votes over AN INFORMAL sample of Fourt
Democrat Leroy Cappaert in 1978. Ward voters indicated that mos
Perkins has also been out among the remain.undecided.
people looking for votes. "It's my "We really haven't decided yet an
strategy to make direct contact with probably won't until later thi
voters in all areas; single family, high weekend," said Doris Baily, of 81
density and students," she said. McKinley.
She has had two "literature drops" Another ward resident said, "I real:
and will phone prospective votes to haven't thought about it yet. There ar
urge them to go to the polls Monday. See 4th WARD, Page 6
BUT STUDENT apathy has some in
the Perkins campaign concerned.
"The drop off in the student precincts
has been incredible in the last five zitb zuP': P'T
years. More than 90 per cent of them
are Democrats," said co-chairman e
Chesney.a r
He cited the difference between 1974,
when over 1500 voters turned out in the
student precincts and in 1978, when less By KEVIN TOTTIS
than 800 voted. In order to overcome centuries o
Chesney also cited the absence of a exclusion and discrimination
mayoral race as reason for an expected women must continue to push fo
low turnout. "A high turnout usually change, former New Yor
favors the Democrats . . . but if it Congresswoman and feminist leade

Students will decide next week the
fate of the controversial preferential
voting sytem used in 'Michian Student
Assembly (MSA) elections. The
preferential, or "transferable" system
has been lauded for the way it tends to
distribute votes, but it also has been
attacked for the same reason.
Student voters will decide whether to
abandon the present system for a
"straight"isystem in the April 8 and 9
MSA election.
ACCORDING TO Political Science
Prof. John Chamberlin, "prefential
voting is much better at, getting
proportional representation." He said
that means the preferential system is a
better method of getting
respresentation for a wide variety of
different ideas.t
Chamberlin has researched "social
choice theory," which involved many
different voting systems.
MSA ELECTION director Ross
Romeo explained how the preferential
system works:
* Students rank the candidates
numerically. A "1" carries more
weight than a "2" and so on (X's do not

" Students may rank as many
candidates as they wish, from one to the
number of seats open (In LSA, for
example, there are 11 seats
open-students may rank as few as one
candidate or as many as 11);
" After verifying the validity of the
ballots, election officials make a pile
for each candidte in a particular school
or college, and place all the ballots that
'Preferential voting is
much better at getting
proportional representa-
-John Chamberlin,
professor of
political scienee
list that candidate as first choice in his
or her pile;
. A "quotient" is calculated by
dividing the number of valid or live
ballots by the number of open seats and
adding one;
" Any candidtes who have a number
See BALLOT, Page 9


omen must


State Supreme Court
backs abortion funds

LANSING (UPI) - The Michigan
Supreme Court let stand yesterday a
sta'te Court of Appeals decision
upholding Gov. William Milliken's right
to order continued state funding of
Medicaid abortions.
In a strongly-worded dissent, Justice
James Ryan said the high court's
refusal to hear the case invites the
criticism that the high court simply,
found the case "too hot to handle."
Milliken repeatedly has used his veto
to strike from the legislature's welfare
budgets provisions denying use of state
funds for elective abortions.
Two of the legislature's leading abor-
tion foes - Rep. Thaddeus Stopczynski,

(D-Detroit), and Sen. John Welborn,
(R-Kalamazoo) - sued, claiming abor-
tion funding is not allowed under the
state's basic welfare law and arguing
Milliken's vetoes were illegal.
Essentially, the two argued the
governor cannot, by his veto, accom-
plish the positive goal of ordering fun-
ding to continue.
The lawmakers won a .ictory in
Ingham County Circuit Court, but the
decision was reversed last year by the
Michigan Court of Appeals which
upheld Milliken's action.
The high court, in a terse order,
merely declined to review the appeals

Bella Abzug said last night at Hill
"We now have women's lib," she
said. "We have lots of firsts.. . We
want seconds." Abzug's statement
was answered by thunderous ap-
plause from the audience.
Abzug criticized President Car-
ter for not making the passage of the
Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) a
bigger issue" while in office. "It's
strange indeed that many of us were
involved in the election of a
president who said that (passage of
ERA) was going to be the hallmark
of his administration."
ABZUG SAID three more states
must ratify the ERA by 1982 if it is to
become a part of the Constitution.
She stressed the importance of
passage by making several announ-
cements about upcoming ERA
rallies at the beginning of her speech.
rather than at the end, as is

"People are convinced that
women should have equal rights,"
Abzug said, but she added that many
"power structures" are attempting
to prevent equality.
She also said women were made to
feel guilty for wanting equal rights.
"There's nothing wrong with
being a feminist, you can be
feminine and a feminist. Being a
feminist is fighting for your rights as
a woman," the New Yorker ex-
According to Abzug, women com-
prise 42 per cent of the work force,
yet women are still getting short-
changed in the job market. "Big in-
dustry and big business have called
us out of our homes to work -
working women need better jobs and
"The average female college
graduate still earns less than the
average male high school dropout,"
Abzug added.
There used to be a Women's Day,
Abzug said, 1975 was International
Women's Year, and 1975 to 1985 has
been named the Decade of Women.
See ABZUG, Page 9

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
FORMER NEW YORK Congresswoman Bella Abzug stresses the impor-
tance of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in a speech toa bout 250
persons at Hill Auditorium.


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working through the Republican National Committee, is
hiring students to work as guides and drivers for convention
delegates and others to sell programs on the convention
floor. He added it was very likely the GeorgeBush and John
Anderson campaigns would take on student volunteers, but
said the Ronald Reagan team "is pretty well sewn up" and
opportunities for jobs with them are slight. Ackert stressed
that anyone could apply for the jobs, regardless of political
affiliation. "It's a hell of an opportunity for anybody," he
said. "The national committee Lkes to hire college students
because they work hard and can be trusted." Trusted or
not, all applicants must first be cleared by the Secret

news program "Que tal Amigos?" and demanded more
programming in Spanish and the ouster of station general
manager Robert Goldfarb. The students and teachers left
the building at 5:00 p.m. after Koffler announced the radio
program would remain on the air at its regular time
without a decrease in the number of hours it appeared each
week, according to Brian O'Connell, associate news editor
of the U-Mass. student newspaper. No punitive measures
will be taken against the group, according to O'Connell,
who said many students opposed the take-over because it
interferred with the university's day-to-day business. Q
IV ,.-b ,. t ., trnrV A

possible the IRS tries to alleviate problems, saying, "We
are not insensitive to problems." But for those who might
consider some wild scheme to get out of paying their taxes
on time, he added a qualifying statement, "Obviously there
are certain technicalities one can't get around..."'
On the inside
A Son Seals concert preview on the arts page ... more
criticisms of the Hash Bash on the editorial page . . and
snorts e atunre a ean nreeofn-the Natinal l .eaffuo






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