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Ninety-Two Years
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Vol. XCII, No. 15 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September26, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages
T ired or lack o credentials

By DAVID CRAWFORD
After lecturer David Frisque announced to
announced to his junior-level computer
engineering students on the first day of class
that there wasn't a teaching assistant to teach
the course's second discussion section, it
looked as if the problem was solved.
After class, two students approached
Frisque and offered to teach the section of
ECE 364 - one even came with the recom-
.endation of the other TA. After a brief
meeting with the associate chairman of the
Electrical and Computer Engineering Depar-
tment, one of the students, Joe Gardella, was
hired.

BUT LATER, after he had presided over
two section meetings, it was discovered that
Gardella, an undergratuate, had never taken
the course, and in fact, was enrolled in it him-
self until he was hired to teach it.
At least one student complained to ECE
department administrators about Gardella's
teaching, and later, after inquiries from a
Daily reporter, the ECE senior was fired.
"Hiring the student was not standard policy
by any means. It was a bad mistake," said
George Haddad, chairman of the ECE Depar-
tment. Haddad said Gardella was fired Thur-
sday, a day after Haddad became aware that
Gardella did not possess the standard TA

qualifications.
BOTH FRISQUE and ECE Associate
Chairman Keki Irani, who hired Gardella,
said they had no idea Gardella was enrolled in
the course at the time he was hired. The two
faculty members said Gardella was hired
mainly on his recommendation from the
course's other TA, Mark McMillen, and
because of Gardella's enthusiasm.
According to standard procedure for hiring,
teaching assistants, applicants must fill out
an application, submit references and faculty
recommendations, and be interviewed by the
hiring faculty member.
FRISQUE AND Irani said this procedure

was bypassed for Gardella because of the
need to hire a TA quickly to open up the new
section so that wait-listed students could
register. Said Irani: "I presumed he (had
taken) the course, when he said he could
teach it."
FRISQUE SAID when Gardella approached
him after the first lecture and asked to teach
the section, he assumed that Gardella had
already taken the course and had walked in
after the lecture. "I did not know that one of
them (the two students who asked for the
See ENGINEERING, Page 3

Dude rstadt
... admits department mistake

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attorney
asks to

Continuous
meal service
popular, but
in convenient

*move trial
By ANN MARIE FAZIO
Charging that his client cannot get a fair trial in Ann
Arbor because of excessive publicity, the attorney for
Leo Kelly yesterday requested that the trial be moved
from Washtenaw County.
Kelly, a former University student, is charged in the
April 17 shooting deaths of two fellow students in Bur-
sley Hall.
HIS ATTORNEY, William Waterman, has asked
fthat .Circuit Court Judge Ross Campbell grant a
change of venue-transferring a trial from one county
to another-because of prejudices resulting from the
"notoriety" the case has received.
"My client can't get a fair trial here," Waterman
said. "This has been the most publicized case in'the
Ann Arbor area in years."
Waterman is also requesting that the Oct. 19 trial
date be rescheduled. He has not yet received the tran-
scripts of the preliminary examination which was held
this summer, he said, and may want to file additional
emotions after reviewing them.
CAMPBELL WILL also decide on whether or not to
honor Waterman's request to reduce the charge from
first-degree to second-degree murder.
"Regardless of the so-called planning acts" that the
prosecution brought up in court, Waterman said,
"there was no premeditation or deliberation.'
The prosecution is saying that evidence such as guns
and ammunition found in Kelly's room indicates that
the murders were premeditated.
"There's a big difference in a young man facing one
or the other (first or second degree murder)," Water-
man said.
See LAWYER, Page 2

Daily Photo by MIKE LUCAS
THESE ANCIENT PILLARS have been gracing Tappan St., next to Lorch Hall, and confusing students
who walk by for the past 30 years. The columns were actually built in the 1930's for architecture students
to study.
Barren archWa lead
into intrigui ng -history

By MINDY LAYNE
Unlike the Arc de Triomphe in Paris that leads to
the cosmopolitan Champs d'Elysees, this barren
archway leads to a vacant steel and concrete
building. The weeds are thick and sinuous. A wobbly
staircase brings an unwelcomed intruder to the
front door. Locked.
A sign on the door mocks the courageous few who
dare to embark upon the mystery beyond. "Think
Safety," it reads.
DOWN THE STAIRS and through the archway,
hints of contemporary culture flash: A brown paper
coffee cup from the UGLI, styrofoam quarter-
pounder cartons, a muddied drop/add form.
No, the University has not excavated an ancient
temple.

The forlorn columns are actually from old
'buildings. They were originally placed in the spot
next to Lorch Hall during the 1930s - along with 10
other ionic, doric, and corinthian columns - for ar-
chitecture students to study. A few pink columns
from the group still sit in front of Dominick's
restaurant, on Monroe, but most have been moved
to North Campus.
FOR THE PAST 30 years, the remaining columns
have merely served as a facade for an unattractive
steel and concrete building4 And while the ancient-
looking columns get the most attention from
passers-by, it's the building - which for the past
three years has served as a construction office -
that has the history.
See COLUMNS, Page 7

By JENNIFER MILLER
Although the new continuous meal
service at Markley appears to be
gaining in popularity, very few students
from central campus dorms are taking
advantage of the program.
An average of 200 students per day
come to Markley from other dorms for
breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but most
meal transfers are from Alice Lloyd,
Bursley, and Mosher-Jordan, said
Markley food service manager Dave
Kluck.
MARKLEY cafeteria is open between
7 a.m. and 8 p.m. for any student with a
regular two-meal dinner card. A three-
meal ticket is available for an extra
$225, or students can buy 'spot-meal'
tickets at the Markley desk. Breakfast
is served until 10:30 a.m., and lunch un-
til 4 p.m.
Only five students haye purchased a
three-meal contract, Kluck said.
Many student said they think the
continuous meal service is a good idea.
BUT MOST students at central cam-
pus dorms interviewed by the, Daily
said they haven't eaten at Markley yet
because they had no schedule conflicts
with their own dorm's meal hours, or,

as West Quad resident Mike Gruskin
said, "it's inconvenient to go ll the way
to Markley.
"I think they should have expanded
meal service around here," Gruskin, an
LSA junior, said.
Many central campus and Bursley
residents agreed, saying they would
like to see either South Quad or Bursley
serve meals from 7a.m. to 8p.m. e
ASSOCIATE Housing Director Norm
Sunstad said the housing office Will
study student response to the ex-
perimental meal service, and may in
the future expand it to South Quad or
Bursley.
Some problems have occured with
the continuous meal service. Kluck said
he has had to hire three persons for
temporary full-time positions, and the
Markley kitchen is "very short-
staffed." An increase, in the labor
budget will be necessary, Kluck said.
It will not be clear whether the ser-
vice has raised food costs until the
figures are computed next month. But,
Kluck said, "In theory, they (food
costs) should remain the same.
SUNSTAD SAID that if the meal ser-
vice increases costs, but is popular with
See CONTINUOUS, Page 2

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Woodcock criticizes Reagan lab

By ANDREW CHAPMAN
The Reagan administration is rever-
sing the great progress made by
previous administrations in both the
field of labor relations and foreign
policy, Leonard Woodcock, a former
labor leader and former ambassador to
China, said in an interview yesterday.
Woodcock, former president of the
United Auto, said the administration's
handling of the air traffic controllers'
strike was "ruthless" and warned that
Reagan proposals to sell arms to
Taiwan could deal a dangerous blow to
U.S.-China relations.
WOODCOCK, HAVING left his post in
Peking in March, is now a visiting
professor at the University's Center for
Chinese Studies.
Woodcock warned that if Reagan
follows through on his intention to nor-
malize U.S. relations with Taiwan,
China's fiercest enemy, it would un-

'Reagan 's action towards PA TCO was
ruthless,' -Leonard Woodcock,
University professor and
former UA Wpresident

or policy
and Carter's policy toward the Chinese.
"Our relationship with China should
be based on the merits of that relation-
ship and not their (China's) .position
against the Soviet Union," Woodcock
said.
JUST AS the Reagan ad-
Ministration's foreign policies have
jeopardized progress made with the
Chinese, its uncompromising stance
against the striking air traffic con-
trollers domestically could .mean a
serious setback to the progress made
by organized labor, the former UAW.
president said.
Woodcock lauded the Solidarity Day
march held in.Washington last week to
protest Reagan's attitudes toward
organized labor, but added that' many
of the marchers may very well have
been responsible for putting Reagan in
the Oval Office in the first place.
"Quite a large number of the people
See WOODCOCK, Page 2

dermine the cooperation between the
United States and China forged by
Presidents Nixon and Carter. China
would likely react to Reagan's over-
tures to Taipei by pulling back from
relations with the Western world into
the isolationism it practiced before the
Nixon visits of 1971, said Woodcock,
who was the first U.S. ambassador to
the People's Republic of China.
"It (U.S. arms sales to Taiwan) would
be challenging China to go backwards
politically," Woodcock said. "It would

be a setback and only be useful to the
Soviet Union."
"IT IS HARD to realize that it is less
than three years since we normalized
relations with mainland China. A great
deal of progress has been made," he
said. "The Chinese think that both
Nixon and Carter were great people.
Reagan is a question mark with the
Chinese."
Woodcock, who has been given an of-
ficial invitation to return to China
whenever he pleases, praised Nixon's

Daily Photo by MIKE LUCAS
LEONARD WOODCOCK DISCUSSES the Reagan administration's relation-
ship with organized labor in an interview Yesterday.

iTO DAY
Ketchup is ketchup
TAKE IT from a senator who ought to know: Ketchup is
1 not a vegetable. Sen. John Heinz, (R-Pa.), took to the
floor yesterday to brand as "ludicrous" a proposed
Agriculture Department rule that would permit ketchup
and relish to be considered vegetables in subsidized school
lunch menus. "Ketchup is a condiment," said Heinz. "This
is one of the most ridiculous regulations I ever heard of, and

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data inputs. Six couples have tied the knot electronically in
the heart of Silicon Valley,-so named because of the number
of computer firms there. And, though the ceremony seems
more like-a bank transaction than a wedding, the idea is
being taken quite seriously by people looking for that cer-
tain "something new." Hello, my name is Rev. Ap-
ple. . . . Press space bar to continue," says the video
display screen on the electronic preacher, an Apple II com-
puter. "Groom, what's your name?" The first couple ex-
changed data on Valentine's Day. Another pair - the bride
in white, the groom in a tux - asked for a printout of their
wedding as a romantic souvenir. Rev. Apple is the brain-

alternative for local mail delivery has been thwarted by the
U.S. Postal Service. "I got put out of business," Cooper, 29,
said Thursday night, only three days after starting his
Wausau Courier Service. "The Postal Service threatened to
prosecute any business that gave me business." Cooper, a
former real estate agent, offered to deliver letters for
businesses within the city of Wausau at 10 cents each. He
had planned to limit the service to businesses during a two-
month trial period, although future possibilities could in-
clude handling personal letters as well. However, postal of-
ficials informed him that federal law permits only the U.S.
Postal Service to deliver first-class mail. Cooper said he'

Thursday he proved good to his word by delivering a bushel
of Michigan apples to Maryland Gov. Harry Huges - his
end of the wager on last week's Thomas Hearns-Sugar Ray
Leonard fight. Milliken bet the fruit that Hearns, a Detroit
native, would defeat Leonard, who makes his home in
Maryland. Hughes had put up a bushel of crabs. The payoff
was delivered at a meeting of the executive committee of
the National Governor's Association. 0
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