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Page 8-Thursday, January 22, 1981-The Michigan Daily
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AN APPLICANT for a position on the
judiciary panel, Jerry MacDonald,
argued that Schaper's return to MSA
was illegal - that Schaper should go
through the same process other.
prospective justices are required to go
through, rather than simply being
voted back in by the assembly.r
Schaper retorted that since his
resignation was never accepted, he had
never technically left the organization.
But on Tuesday Schaper decided to
step down once again, and "wait for the
next set of (CSJ) vacancies to occur."
He said he will probably reapply for a
position.
"I WOULD STILL like to be involved
in: the future," Schaper said when he
told the Daily of his resignation.
A few MSA members, familiar with
Schaper's history, said they were
caught off-guard by the abrupt way his
re-appointment was proposed, and
voted against it However, he was
reappointed by a 17-2-1 vote.
"If that whole thing took four minutes
I'd be surprised," said Bernie Edelman
of- MSA. "People didn't realize the
significance of the situation. They were
really voting in ignorance." Edelman
said he didn't vote for Schaper to return
to; the judiciary because he "knew
about his past."
JOHN FEIGER, MSA's legislative
relations coordinator, said he was
"shocked" when Schaper reappeared.

"I did not expect him to do that,"
Feiger explained. "It's incredible that
people continue to let him participate in
student government - it's ridiculous
for him to be involved for so long."
MSA President Marc Breakstone
argued against Schaper's reappoin-
tment. He questioned Schaper's role of
"interpreting laws that only he under-
stands," and compared his continued
involvement to a Band-aid - a tem-
porary aid that does not attack the
problems.
The majority of MSA members
disagreed, citing Schaper's experience
and his seemingly limitless energy in
working in student government.
"I DIDN'T KNOW about that," said
member. Sherri Young after hearing
about the 1974 lawsuit levied against
Schaper by Carl Sandberg, who was
president that year. "And it does turn
me off. I am surprised. All I've heard
about Dave Schaper is what he's doing
now. That's all anybody talks about." -
Kevin Ireland, another MSA mem-
ber, said he didn't know the details of
Schaper's history when he voted in
favor of his reappointment. "I knew
something went on, but I wasn't aware
of the details. I just know of my ex-
periences with him here.
"He has worked his butt off, and has
done a real good job," he said.
DURING HIS LONG career,.Schaper
has crossed paths with hundreds of
students and University ad-

ministrators, in addition to par-
ticipating on dozens of committees.
Some of his associates from past years,
now working outside of Ann Arbor, ex-
pressed great surprise to hear of
Schaper's continuing involvement.
"I'm flabbergasted," said David
Faye, who lost the 1973 SGC election to
Lee Gill - an .election that Schaper
directed, and which was invalidated
due to ballot box stuffing. "Here is a
person that has always abused power,
and he's the same student who's
working on the student judiciary," he
said.
Faye explained that Schaper ap-
proached him after the election, which
ultimately went to Gill, and told him
how he fixed the election. "He rigged
the Gill election because he could get
something out of it. He told me so,"
Faye said.'
SCHAPER WAS THE center of con-
troversy in 1974 when, upon in-
vestigating Lee Gill's financial records,
student government President Carl
Sandberg discovered that nearly half
the 1972-73 budget was unaccounted for.
Schaper and then-President Bill Jacobs
were named as co-defendents in a civil
suit.
"Sandberg said, 'C'mon, let's get
some accounting,' " said Calvin Luker,
the MSA president who decided on the
case in 1976. "We spent a summer day
going through their records, and found
that they had documentation in most

igns
cases for their expenses. Where they
didn't, let's just say the explanations
were credible."
Luker added, however, that
suspicions still remained in his mind
about Schaper, Jacobs and their ac-
tions, even though the case was decided
in their favor. "It wasn't necessarily a
fact that they'd done anything
technically wrong, but that doesn't
mean they were ethicallly and morally
correct. A person, I believe, could be
acting within SGC policies and
procedures and still be outside the law.
I'd have doubts about that case in a real
courtroom," he said.
"IT'S HARD FOR me to understand
how people like Dave can have a con-
tinuing interest in student gover-
nment," Luker added. "In cases in
which people are creating a fiefdom,
there has to be some monitoring. But I
won't deny his right to be involved."
Tom Easthope, the University's
associate vice-president for student
services, expressed similar curiosity
about Schaper's career, which he has
observed since its beginning.
"My understanding was that he
retired," Easthope said. "I was disap-
pointed to hear otherwise. I think Dave
should move on to other things in life."
He described as "self-serving and
egotistical" the notion that Schaper is
the only person qualified to handle the
judicial responsibilities at CSJ.

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DAVID SCHAPER, who has led one of the most controversial student gover-
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By JEFF VOIGT
With the hostages safely in West
Germany and President Reagan
reviewing the U.S.-Iranian pact, for-
mer Saudi Arabian Ambassador James
Akins contends the United States should
neither attack Iran nor immediately at-
tempt to reestablish close diplomatic
ties with the Iranian government.
"This is one of the few times when
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AKINS EXPLAINED that the U.S.
image abroad was tarnished by its han-
dling of the hostage crisis. "It is dif-
ficult to tell people around the world
that we are not evil, we are merely in-
competent," he said.
Akins said he felt the whole Iranian
crisis could have been avoided. "It was
perfectly predictable to anyone who
opened his eyes and ears."
Turning to Iran's war with Iraq,
Akins speculated that the war was
predominantly caused by Iran's call for
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