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Vol. XCI, No. 156
Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, April 11, 1981
By MARK GINDIN
University Political Science Prof.
Raymond Tanter has been appointed to
President Reagan's National Security
Council as senior staff member for
Tanter, currently scheduled to teach
a course in international security af-
fairs next fall, requested a leave of ab-
sence from the University. He will
leave for Washington next month.
TANTER IS AN "expert in strategic
affairs in the Middle East," said
Political Science Prof. Jerrold Green.
"It (his appointment) reflects the
current stress by the administration on
During Reagan's presidential cam-
paign, Tanter served as an advisor on
Mideast affairs. He co-chaired the
president's Middle East Task Force
when Reagan was campaigning as the
GOP presidential nominee.
Tanter - notorious among students
for passing out meticulous lecture notes
at the beginning of each class period -
has taught American foreign policy and
international security and arms control
courses since he came to the Univer-
sity's political science department in
THE PROFESSOR IS a specialist on
America's role in the Middle East and
has done research on -Israel's crisis
decision making and on American
foreign policy. He has taught at North-
western University, Stanford Univer-
sity, University of Amsterdam, and the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Tanter will become the third Univer-
sity political science staff member to
serve on the National Security Council.
Prof. Richard Soloman and Prof.
Michel Oksenburg served con-
secutively as the National Security
Council' s senior staff member for
Tanter was out of town yesterday and
could not be reached for comment.
Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
Engineering student John Illikman (front) tests his competence level as he
attempts to walk across the Diag on boards and garbage can lids without
touching the ground. The exam was part of yesterday's Engineering Ap-
.. National Security Council member
By JANET RAE
Rhetaugh Dumas, deputy director for
the National Institute of Mental Health
in Washington, D.C., has been offered
the deanship of the University's School
of Nursing, Nursing School officials
Dumas was chosen to replace Dean
Mary Lohr, whose five-year term in of-
fice expires June 30.
WHILE THERE was some confusion
as to whether Dumas had agreed to the
University's offer, several sources
reported that she had accepted verbally
early yesterday. Dumas, who could not
be reached for comment, left'word that
she would prefer no advance publicity.
Students and faculty alike said they
were pleased that Dumas had been of-
fered the position. "She is recognized
on a national level," said Dean Search
Committee member Michael Meade,
who was the undergraduate represen-
tative to the selection group. "We would
be fortunate if she chose to come here."
Assistnat Dean for Academic Affairs
Norma Marshall described Dumas as
being "very much in tune with the need
for retrenchment... she's a person who
can bite the bullet and is not easily ruf-
Marshall said a number of faculty
members are-relieved that the search is
finally drawing to a close. "It has been
unsettling not knowing who the next
dean will be," she noted.
ALTHOUGH KAY Jersey, president-
elect of the Nursing Council, met with
many of the candidates for the dean-
ship, she did not meet Dumas, who was
interviewed by committee members
during Spring Break. "We've heard
nothing but good about her, though,"
Jersey said. "Rumor has it that she's
a very vibrant and exciting person.""
Upon her official acceptance, Dumas
will become the University's only black
dean. Jersey said Dumas' selection
would be "significant for the morale of
minority students in the school" Jer-
sey said she hopes Dumas' selection
will regenerate the morale lost when
the School's Minority Affairs Office was
closed following Director Barbara
"She has a very distinguished
background," said Marshall. "She has
received much recognition from the
black community." According to Mar-
shall, Dumas was named one of 200 out-
standing black Americans in 1975.
Dumas began her nursing career
with a bachelor of science degree from
Dillard University. She earned a
masters degree in nursing frgm Yale,
and a Ph.D. degree in Social
Psychology at Antioch.
In addition to substantial clinical.
work in nursing, Dumas has served as
an associate professor at Yale, where
.se. was chairwoman of the
psychological nursing department. She
'presently serves as deputy director of
NIMH, a subdivision of the federal
department of Health and Human Ser-
vices. A tentative date of July 1 has
been set for her installment as dean.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barring complications in
his bullet-scarred left lung, President Reagan will
return to the White House today and probably will be
working in the Oval Office on a half-day schedule by
the week after next, Dr. Dennis O'Leary said yester-
27-28 has been postponed.
YESTERDAY, SPOKESMAN Larry Speakes an-
nounced that the president would not be going to
California later this month to attend the marriage of
his daughter Maureen.
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4 The physician said Reagan will spend most of next Leary e of ii atairs at the nospJILt
re tu r n to week in the White House, but that it is "not where Reagan was rushed after being shot in the
unreasonable to expect that he will be going to Camp chest 12 days ago, told a White House briefing he con-
David" in a few days. It is only a half-hour flight by tinued to be optimistic about Reagan's progress but
" helicopter from the White House lawn to the admitted doctors have been somewhat puzzled by
i te O il S e Maryland mountain retreat symptoms of a possible infection.
"WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD to him being able A persistent fever - his temperature rose to 102
to sit outside and get a little bit of fresh air," said degrees at one point - suggested to his doctors that
O'Leary. "If for no more than the psychological ef- his wound might have become infected...
feet, it's important." However, the temperature has been normal for the
Despite the president's substantial recovery, past couple of days, and O'Leary said, "We have not
O'Leary said, "It is prudent to hedge a bit found any evidence of infection."
he can travel" beyond the short hop to Camp David. O'Leary said that 'press secretary James Brady,
In that vein, the White House announced that "the person you all have known, will almost certainly
Reagan's two-day trip to Mexico scheduled for April be back" to his job.
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Murphy's Law bedevil.s
Columbia's maiden launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -
Murphy's Law of Launches was there
when Alan Shepard made the first
American space flight. Ten times it
bedeviled John Glenn. And yesterday,
it stopped the maiden launch of the
Proof that, even with the most
sophisticated equipment, if anything
can go wrong, it will, and at the last
possible moment - with the whole
FIRST THERE WAS a problem with
the ship's electricity-producing fuel
cells. A warning light glowed for cell
No. 3. That was fixed quickly.
Then the computer went askew. The
crew got a signal in the cockpit. It
showed, too, on the boards in launch
control at the Cape and Mission Control
in Houston, Texas.
The problem yesterday was getting
the fifth computer, a back-up to five
primary computers, to synchronize
with the other four.
THE COUNTDOWN clock, which had
been moving effortlessly to zero, stood
still at 16 minutes. Instead of riding the
first reflyable spaceship on its trial run,
John Young and Robert Crippen
crawled out of the hatch on their hands
and knees with disappointment
engraved on their weary faces. ,
"It was just one of those things,"
"Y'all did real good," Young told his
flight controllers. "We're sorry we
THEIR NEXT CHANCE will come no
earlier than tomorrow morning - at
6:50 a.m. again - but officials of the
Nationl Aeronautics and Space Ad-
ministraion had set no firm date.
Randy Stone, a data systems
engineer who monitors the shuttle
computers at Mission Control, said:
"This is something we have never seen
The $10 billion ship, designed to go up
on rocket power with cargo to be put in
space and then to land again on a run-
way like a glider. The shuttle never had
been tried unmmanned, unlike the
Mercury, Gemini and Saturn capsules
that preceded it. -
"WHEN YOU'RE dealing with a
system as sophisticated as this one,
there is always the potential you'll turn
up something you've never seen before.
And it surprises you," said Stone.
"Unfortunately, this one came at a
bad time. But we think this system
works like a charm. We've seen it
in thousands and thousands of hours of
runs all over the country in all the
facilities of NASA and the industry."
Hutchison described the countdown
prior to the malfunction as "absolutely
super" and said he saw "no reason at
all why we can't go Sunday" after the
problem was solved.
As the U.S. space shuttle launch was
scrubbed, two Soviet cosmonauts or-
bited the Earth, and Moscow lavishly
marked the 20th anniversary of
history's first manned space shot - by
Cosmonauts Vladimir Kovalyonok
and Viktor Savinykh were launched in-
to low orbit March 12 in a Soyuz T-4
space ship on a mission of undisclosed
length. Unlike the space shuttle Colum-
bia, the Soviet space ship is not
reuseable, although the Soviets are
believed to be working their own ver-
sion of a vehicle like the shuttle.
Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
Taking back the nightI
The leaders of last night's "Take Back the Night" lead a group of outraged men and women through some of Ann Ar-
bor's highest risk rape streets. See story, Page 7.
No Fines! No Questions Asked!
BUSINESS STUDENTS and others who have been
waiting to return overdue materials to the
Business Administration Library can return
them free of charge on Tuesday, April 21 through
Thursday, April 23. Library officials promise that no
questions will be asked and thiat the library drop box will be
onen all day during the three-day moratorium. I
Democratic panel, takes daily criticism from committee
members for his efforts to save List's budget from
legislative cuts. Alastuey laughed and turned progressively
deeper shades of red when the plaque was presented Thur-
sday. Said Assemblyman Nick Horn: "That's the first time
I've seem him smile in six months." Q
Thanks for nothing
, A thank-you note sent on behalf of ailing Seattle Post-
master James Symbol to all 3,300 postal employees in the
area .mq a URAimnroner ue n fthe pnv's free mailingI
dated April 3 and signed with a "signature block" bearing
Symbol's name, cost $636 to print and mail, Postal Service
spokesman Ernie Swanson said Thursday. LQ
Egg drop soup
Sixth graders at a Columbia, -S.C., private school were
given a mission impossible-protect an egg so that it would
not break when dropped 1,200 feet from an airplane. Seven
out of eight eggs, wrapped in everything from vegetable
chnrtcinriyt oi anmhinaion nf npenut butter and netroleum
aviation company over the school's soccer field while the
anxious students awaited the "bombs away." After testing
the wind with streamers, the pilot hurled the shoe boxes
out. One shoe box was demolished when it hit the ground,
but the egg inside was floating safe and sound in a "water
bed" fashioned from six plastic bags. The one egg that
wound up a little scrambled was wrapped in a tennis