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Ninety-One Years
Editorial Freedom

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Cloudy and windy today
with snow diminishing into
flurries. Windy tonight
with the low near 10.


Vol. XCI, No. 73 Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, December 2, 1980 Ten Cents Twelve Page


DAMASCUS, Syria (AP)-Fears of a
second war in the Middle East
heightened yesterday on reports that
Syria has 50,000 troops and 1,200 tanks
on Jordan's border. Jordan moved up
tanks and troops and said it would not
shoot first but would defend the country
against attack.
Tension between the two Arab neigh-
bors.built up as a result of their conflic-
ting positions on the Iran-Iraq war and
Syrian charges that Jordan was sup-
porting Islamic fundamentalists trying
to overthrow the government in
IN WASHINGTON, the Carter ad-
ministration was considering a ship-
ment of military spare parts and am-
munition to Jordan and one U.S. official
rated the chances of a conflict at better
than 50-50.
One U.S. official said the additional
sales would be limited in size and "We
are not planning to open the flood
gates" to sell Jordan all the arms it
He said he would not describe in
detail the Jordanian request for arms
shipments, but said it does not include a
speedup in deliveries of 100 M60A3
tanks which Jordan is scheduled to
begin receiving in 1982.
U.S. CONCERN about the situation is
matched by other countries, including
Saudi Arabia, which has sent a high-
ranking delegation to Damascus to try
to cool the situation.
Prime Minister Mudar Badran of
Jordan told the parliament in Amman
"We shall not shoot first, but we shall


Supreme Court
agrees to decide
on female draft




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From UPI and AP
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said yester-
day it will decide whether any U.S. m ilitary draft, or
draft registration, must include women.
The justices will hear, probably in March, the gover-
nment's appeal from a decision striking down draft
registration as discriminating against men by ex-
cluding women from the pool of potential draftees.
The government contends all-male registration is
necessary to preserve the military's flexibility in
stationing troops, since Congress intended "all poten-
tial conscripts - whether or not destined for combat
assignments - should be combat-capable."
WOMEN ARE NOW barred from combat roles - an
issue that is not directly before the court in this case.
Registration opponents argue the government has no
legitimate reason to impose sex-based discrimination
in deciding who must register for possible military
The court's decision conceivably could have an effect
on the future of the proposed Equal Rights Amen-
dment. Opponents of the amendment, which would
outlaw discrimination based on sex, have pointed to the
drafting of women as one of the amendment's evils, but
such an obligation now could come about without the
Historically, young American men have been
required to register for possible miltary service and to
serve. Young women face no such obligations.
A THREE-JUDGE federal court panel in
Philadelphia last July struckddown the system, citing
unconstitutional sex bias.
If the Supreme Court were to uphold that ruling,
Congress would have to amend the Military Selective'
Service Act to include women as potential draftees.
Despite the lower court's ruling, some four million
men were required to register for the draft last July. If
registration and the draft are ruled unconstitutional,
the government might have to destroy all records of
that registration.
THERE HAS BEEN NO military draft since 1973.
Even if the male only registration is upheld, Congress
still would have to pass a new law before call-ups could
be resumed..
While arguments before the Supreme Court likely
will be limited to the validity of draft registration, the
three-judge panel's decision struck down the entire
Military Selective Service Act, which includes induc-
tion as well as registration.
The court's eventual decision likely will not be an-
nounced until next May or June. Oral arguments
probably will be held sometime in March.
In striking down the 1949 law, the lower court said,
"The principal reason the government proffers for a
male-only registration is that it provides military
"THE RECORD here, however, reveals that women
do serve a useful role in the military and provide im-
portant skills.. . Flexibility is not enhanced but is in

fact limited by the complete exclusion of women," the
lower court's July 18 decision said.
The legal challenge that led to the July 18 ruling was
filed in 1971 by three Pennsylvania men as a protest to
the Vietnam war. It had gone unnoticed in the federal
courts for years but was revived last December when
President Carter reinstituted draft registration in the
wake of the Soviet Union's intervention in Afghanistan.
On July 19, Justice William J. Brennan Jr. allowed
the government to go ahead with its July 2t
registration of all 19- and 20-year-old men. He predic-
ted at that time that the government's appeal of the
three-judge court's ruling would be accepted for
review by the full Supreme Court.
Under a landmark 1976 Supreme Court decision,
laws treating men and women differently cannot stand
if they do not serve "important governmental objec-
tives".and are not "substantially related" to achieving
such objectives.
Court to rule
on federal aid
for biased school
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court
agreed yesterday to decide whether the government
can withhold federal money from schools that
discriminate against female employees.
The court said it will study a ruling in a Seattle
University case that a federal law designed to halt
sex bias in education does not apply to school em-
ployment practices.
The court's eventual ruling will carry significant
impact for any school receiving some kind of
federal aid - virtually every school in the nation,
IN A BUSY DAY, the justices also took these ac-
" Refused to limit the scope of a federal trial
court's inquiry into alleged bias against blacks and
women by the Virginia State Police in its hiring and
promotion policies.
" Declined to expand their study into what legal
remedies are available to women who think they
are paid lower salaries than men in comparable
The court turned down a request that a case in-
volving alleged bias at Westinghouse Electric
Corp.'s plant in Trenton, N.J., be consolidated with
a Washington.County, Ore., case already under
" AGREED TO decide whether 'a federal worker
who charges the government with on-the-job age
See COURT, Page 9

'Tis the seasonPhoto
Workmen ..in Washington, D.C. put- the finishing touches on a large menorah in
preparation for Hanukkah, which begins tonight. The annual display is in Lafayette Park
across from the White House.



From AP and UPI
Secretary of State Warren
Christopher was sent to
Algeria last night with the
U.S. response to Iran's
request for clarification on
terms for freeing the
American hostages.
The mission appeared to
keep alive the give-and-take
with Iran over the 52
Americans, held captive for
nearly 13 months. But there
was no indication of a
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breakthrough in the e
gain their release.
In Algiers, Christop
meet with Algerian
Minister Mohamed B
and Algerian offici
have been serving a
mediaries between th
States and Iran.
State Depa
spokesman David N
Christopher and his de
will be prepared to
any questions the A

efforts to might have regarding the1
)her will Christopher conferredc
Foreign the weekend with Presi
3enyahia Carter at Camp David, Mi
als who about the U.S. respons
as inter- Iran's request
e United clarification, brought her
Algerian emissaries
rtment Tuesday.
[all said Iran's terms, announ
elegation Nov. 2, call for an Amer
answer promise not to interfere in
lgerians country's internal affa

for, talk s
US. cancellation of all American
claims against Iran, release of
over more than $8 billion in im-
dent pounded Iranian assets and
[d., return of the wealth of the late
e to Shah 'Mohammad Reza
for Pahlavi.
e by A State Department official
last said the U.S. response to Iran,
which will be further expoun-
nced ded to the Algerians by
'ican Christopher, is an explanation
nthe of what the president and the
airs, See CHRISTOPHER, Page 9

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SAID takes top LSA-SG
Sue Porter and Margaret Talmers of Porter Talmers elected
the Student Alliance for Institutional
Development won by more than a two- " "
to-one margin the presidency and vice- in highest turnout ever
presidency of the LSA Student Gover- neti lcin edls ek
nment in elections held last week.
Turnout for the election was the for the council were elected. One of the SAID, student input into budget cutting
heaviest in LSA-SG history. Of the more independents, Mark Bonine, received decisions.
than 2,300 ballots cast in the two days of more votes than any other non-SAID Porter said she was looking forwarc
voting, elections officials judged 2,203 }candidate. - to working with the new council anc
- representing approximately 16 per- Porter attributed her victory to SAID that she saw a value in the diversity of
cent of the 13,000-plus member LSA party campaigning and organization. views which she thinks will be
student body - to be valid. The turnout "Everybody in our party got out and represented on the council.
shattered the record set last year of worked," she said. "Our campaigning J. P. ADAMS, co-chairperson of the
1,500 valid ballots. was really solid." Student Alliance for Better Represen-
BESIDES CAPTURING the THE SAID campaign emphasized tation, said he thought the new counci:
executive positions on the student student involvement in future ad- members would work well together anc
} government, SAID candidates ministrative budget-cutting decisions, said the views of the council members
dominated the balloting for positions on the University's efforts of meeting its are somewhat similar. "I'm sure,'
the 15-member LSA-SG executive affirmative action goals, and the Adams said, "some of the people that
council. All six of the SAID candidates quality of the University's graduate ran on the SAID slate could have rur
for the executive council were elected, teaching assistants. very easily on my slate and vice-
and each of the six received more Votes The SABRE campaign focused its versa. . . I think the two groups will
than any of the non-SAID candidates. campaign on an overhaul of the work very well together."
Both independent candidates running academic counseling system and, like Tim Lee, the SABRE presidentia.


candidate, spoke of the results as giving
a "mandate", to the council. "Ob-
viously, they (the results) speak for
themselves," he said. "It's a'mandate
from those who voted."
"It's no big deal," he continued. "It's
over and done with. I don't even care
ADAMS SAID he was disappointed
that SABRE won only seven seats on
the council. Although each position on
the council is equal, Adams said, "I
didn't want them to be the bottom seven
The only candidates who lost were
SABRE candidates.
Yesterday Adams dropped a lawsuit
he had filed with the Michigan Student
Assembly Central Student Judiciary in
which he claimed that the LSA-SG elec-
tion code had been violated when
SABRE posters were allegedly covered
by SAID posters during the campaign.
Adams said he had considered pursuing
See PORTER, Page 3

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Piercing steady tones
D ON'T be alarmed when the alarms go of f
from atop the LSA Building and elsewhere in
the city at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The noisemaking
will mark the first test of a siren warning
system, installed recently on the buildng's roof as
part of an overall warning system for the city. Similar
sirens have been placed throughout Ann Arbor to give prior
warning of extreme weather conditions, according to the
TTniversitv's Tnfnrmation Services A three to five minute

terested in helping evacuate archeological sites in that
country. "City center redevelopment, new road building
programs, and rapidly changing land use are threatening
the disappearance of prehistoric graves, Iron-age set-
tlements, Roman villas, and fascinating relics of medieval
towns all over Britain," an association spokesman said.
Students with previous archeological experience have been
invited to join an international team on a dig of the impor-
tant medieval city of Northhampton and the Anglo-Saxon
cemetery in Norfolk. Experienced volunteers, the
spokesperson added, will receive free room and board for
their efforts. Interested students can contact the society at

35 screaming Blue zealots. "Tradition brought me down,"
said 1952 alumni Cy Carlton. "It makes me very uncomfor-
table to watch the game without being surrounded by
Michigan people." Howard Kaplan, a 1956 graduate of the
law school, said his love for Michigan football brought him
to the tavern. "If you go to a Big Ten school it lasts a
lifetime," he said.i d
CRISP appointments
There's good news for more than 1100 University students
who. faced losing their CRISP appointments due to hold,
credit orders placed on their student accounts. According to

No place like home
"The other inmates aren't very friendly and 20 or 30 mice
run around my cell every night," complains Natasha
Moskowitz, 27, of Great Neck Plaza, N.Y. Even though she
owes $4,915 worth of parking tickets, she says prison is a
"cruel and inhuman" place for her to repay her debt to
society. Her recent request for release-after serving nine
days of her 50-day sentence in Nassau County Jail-was
refused by the judge. Supreme Court Justice Steven
Derounian said Moscowitz has "a cavalier attitude" about.
the 124 tickets she collected over two years. She received-




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