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Ninety-One Fears
of
Editorial Freedom

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Io 1. XCI, No. 51

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 1, 1980

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Break an egg

Iranian: Release
a matter of 'time'

Students
in contest I
By MARK SCHUMACKx
A group of engineers took times
out yesterday from the labors of,
calculus and physics to drop eggs off
a fire escape at the West
Engineering Building.
Inspired by the second annual Egg'
Drop Contest of the Society of
Engineering Science, 11 contestants
entered an assortment of contrap-
tions designed to protect an egg
from the hazardsOBJECT of the competition
was to design a vehicle that-would $., ., 5w
safely carry its fragile passenger ' J
from the greatest height in the least ~~
amount of time.sIngenuity of design .
was a major consideration in the
final judging. R
An anxious crowd gathered
around each contestant to see if
what he pulled out bf his fallen
gadget would be hard and white or
yellow and gooey.;
"HAVE YOU HAD 240 yet? "
asked a judge of one disappointed
contestant, referring to a basic
engineering mechanics course.' Doily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
Entries ranged from styrofoam
spheres to rocket-shaped devices AFTER WATCHING HIS contraption drop from a fire escape, engineering
filled with water. Foam, paper, and student Scott Littlefield proves to the world the cargo survived the free
See STUDENTS, Page 3 fall. Littlefield failed to place in the competition, however.
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By The Associated Press
An Iranian legislator said yesterday
that freedom 'for the 52 American
hostages is just a problem "of time.
Otherwise, everyone wants the question
to be settled." He said conditions for
their release could be announced.
tomorrow after parliamentary debate.
Asssadollah Bayat told The
Associated Press in a telephone inter-
view the Parliament is split three
The .late Shah's son yesterday
declared himself the new Shah
of Iran. See story, Page 3.
ways: Whether the captives should be
freed before or after the U.S. elections
Tuesday or if they should be held until
there is an end to the six-week-old war
between Iran and Iraq.
THE PARLIAMENT-Majlis-has
been stalled by hard-liners, but Bayat
predicted there would be a quorum at
the session scheduled for tomorrow and
"maybe it will approve the conditions
Sunday and announce them the same
day."
Earlier, Iran's government radio
declared Iranian militants had won
their year-long confrontation with the
United States over the hostages and a
"just method" had been worked out to
relese them. U.S. officials continued to
express skepticism that an end to the
crisis was imminent.
State Department spokesman John
Trattner told reporters in Washington,
"I have no way to indicate to you that I
feel anymore hopeful, that we are any.
closer." But he said the Carter ad-
ministration offered assurances that it
recognizes Aytollah Ruhollah
Khomeini's revolutionary Islamic

regime as "the legally constituted
government in Iran" and America.
would lift economic sanctions against
Iran if the hostages are freed.
IT WAS DISCLOSED in Stockholm
that a Swedish airline company had
been contacted about flying a jetliner to
Tehran, presumably to pick up the
hostages. But a communique issued by
Scanair's managing director, George
Olsson, corrected earlier reports that
the plane was on standby at
Stockholm's Arlanda airport for a flight
to Tehran on two hours notice.
Olsson's statement said: "Various
world-wide news media today reported
that Scanair had a DC-8 passenger air-
craft, with some facility for stretchers,
standing by at Stockholm airport to

depart for Tehran to transport
American hostages to Europe.
"These reports are completely inac-
curate. The situation is that Scanair a
week ago was contacted by an unnamed
party which inquired about- the
feasibility of such a transport, when
and if the requirement arose. Scanair
said that, if required, it could make.an
appropriate aircraft available at about
two hours' notice. The matter has
been taken no further since the initial
contacts were made."
He had said earlier arrangements
were made for the plane to fly from
Tehran to "somewhere in Germany."
U.S. contingency plans are believed to
call for the hostages to be taken to a
U.S. military hospital in West Ger-
many.

U.S. still cautious of
new signals from, Iran

WASHINGTON (AP)-The Carter
administration offered assurances to.
Iran yesterday that it recognizes the
regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini, and again said it would lift
economic sanctions if Iran releases the .
Americans held hostage there.
At the same time, U.S. officials reac-
ted cautiously to new signals of a
possible break in the stalemate over the
hostages, who will have spent a year in
captivity next Tuesday-Election Day.
The officials, including President Car-
ter, insisted they have no evidence of
any imminent breakthrough.
STATE DEPARTMENT spokesman
John Trattner, at a briefing, offered
assurances to Iran that the United
States recognizes the revolutionary
regime headed by Khomeini and has no
intention of supporting the son of the
late Shah Mohammad Reza . ahlavi,.
who claims the right to Iran's Peacock
Throne.
"Our position on that is very clear,"

Trattner said. "We have accepted the
results of the April referendum and ac-
cepted the government of Iran as the
legally constituted government in
Iran."
The shah, ruler of Iran for nearly four
decades, left the country during the
1979 revolution and died last summer in
Egypt without renouncing his monar-
chy. The radical Moslems who took
over the country have condemned the
United States vociferously for suppor-
ting his regime.
The seizure of the U.S. Embassy in
Tehran and the holding of the American
hostages was considered at least partly
an act of vengeance for this past sup-
port.
The move by the State Department to
disassociate itself from Reza Pahlavi
appeared to be part of long-standing
adm nistration strategy.to try to per-
suade Iranian authorities that the
United States is prepared to deal with
the revolutionary government.

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..Promising not

to cheat

By BETH ALLEN
With claims being leveled
from all corners that cheating
is all too common at the
University, it may come as a
surprise to some persons that
one college here not only has a
set of rules to prevent instan-
ces of cheating, but it also ac-
tually follows them.
In 1915, a group of students
initiated the Honor Code of the
College of Engineering, a set
of rules that aim tc ensure
honesty in testing and com-
pletion of papers.
Although-the code has been
extended somewhat to include
rules governing the use of
computers for classwork, it
remains primarily a means to
ensure that students do their
own paperwork on assignmen-
ts and tests.
EXAMS IN the college are
not monitored by instructors.
Students instead are asked af-
ter completing tests to sign a
pledge that they have neither
given or received aid on their
examinations.
The student is not required
to sign the pledge, but instruc-
tors do not have to grade un-
signed exams.
If a student suspects that a
classmate has broken the
Honor Code, or, as is the case
more often, an instructor finds

Most agree Engineering
Honor Code works well

grounds to suspect a violation,
t is their duty under the code
to report that suspected
violation.
VIOLATIONS ARE turned
in to the Honor Council, a
group of, 13 engineering
students selected through in-
terviews with the Dean's of-
fice. The Honor Council sets
up the initial investigation of

receive a less severe punish-
ment, but the repeat offender
is in for serious trouble.
CHEATING CASES aren't
frequent events, according to
Ken Putnam, a senior in the
College of Engineering and
president of the Honor Coun-
cil. Putnam said the council
deals with an average of eight

likely they are to panic,"
Hoisington explained. .
Putnam said that most
students are in favor of the
code-"We don't have to be
watched like little children,"
he said-but there's "potential
for disenchantment later on"
when the older students see

'We don't have to be watched like little children.'
-Engineering senior Ken Putnam

member of the Honor Council,
said he sees it as preparation
for the "real world."
"After graduation, you'll
have to be doing your own
work," he explained.
Freshman Tom Neumann
said he welcomed the code as
one of the best differences
separating his high school and
college careers. "It takes a lot
of pressure off me, the
student," he said, because he
does not have to worry; about
students copying his test an-
swers or teachers looking over
his shoulder during
examinations.
Some students have accep-
ted the Honor Code so readily
that the yhave stopped
thinking about it all together.
"I really don't pay much at-
tention to it," said sophomore
Dave Buck, who has lived with
the Honor Code for a year.
Daryl Singleton, in his third
year at the University, said
the Honor Code has just
"always been there," and said
most of his classmates see the
code in the same light. "A
majority of the students are
never going to have to deal
with it," he said, and they just
aren't that conscious of it.

the cases.
After hearing both sides of
the story, the Honor Council
gives its recommendation to.
the Faculty Discipline Com-
mittee, which decides on what
action to take.;
The disciplinary action that
the faculty committee
recommends can range from
zeros on the exams to ex-
pulsion from the college. A fir-
st-time offender is likely to

to 15 cases per year, although
some students may think the
number is larger because
"only the bad news gets out."
Robert Hoisington, assistant
dean of the college and
secretary of the faculty com-
mittee, agreed that cheating
cases are rare. He also poin-
ted out that few upperclass
students are charged with
code infractions. "The
younger they are, the more

others break the rules and get
away with it.
HOISINGTON ALSO said
the system wasn't foolproof.
"I'd be naive as all get out if I
told you it works out 100 per-
cent," he said, but added the
code's longevity attests to its
effectiveness.
Students who are subject to
the restrictions of the Honor
Code generally see it as
beneficial. Rich Hamilton, a

The big apple AP Photo
Ronald Reagan's encounter with the huge apple in Pittsburgh was only one
of the events that the presidential candidates encountered yesterday. See the
political roundup on Page 5 for more details.

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TODAY-
Sex-starved
S OME AROUSING findings were released at a two-
day seminar on "Sexual Problems in Medicine,"
in Miami last week. William Furlow, a professor
of urology at the Mayo Medical School, cited a
study by Maurice Yaffee of Guys Hospital in London. The
study, according to Furlow, established a correlation bet-
ween-men's eating habits and their sex lives. Slow, careful
eaters were found to be mostly sensuous loveis, Furlow

Another trip for Leary
Timothy Leary, 60, a former Harvard psychologist who
later went to prison on drug charges, has been tuned out
and turned off. Leary was recently fired from his job as a
disc jockey and talk show host on radio station KEZY-AM-
FM, in Anaheim, California. According to the station's
general manager, Dan Mitchell, Leary was fired because
"some people will never forgive him for being anti-
establishment." Leary's unorthodox broadcast style in-
cluded warnings of the disappearance of the San Diego
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Birthday vote
Tuesday's election will mark the 100th birthday of Ruth
Duncan, who has not missed a chance to vote since the 19th
Amendment gave her that right at the age of 40. Duncan
said she mailed in an absentee ballot because, "I don't have
a horse any longer and it's hard for me to get around." She
said she voted for Ronald Reagan, who was a 9-year-old the
first time she voted, even though President Carter sent her
a birthday card this week. She added that she has almost
always voted Republican. Duncan, the widow of a San

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