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Vol. XCIV - No.9 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily ; Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, September 17, 1983 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

Education school

cut by
By SHARON SILBAR
The University's Regents voted
unanimously yesterday to cut the
School of Educaiton budget by 40 per-
cent, ending a 19 month review of the
troubled school.
At the same time, the Regents ap-
proved Carl Berger as the man who will
head the school as it begins its difficult
five-year transition. Berger replaces
Dean Joan Stark, whose five-year term
ended yesterday.
BILLY FRYE, vice president for
academic affairs and provost, said the
almost $2 million cut will not affect
students in the school dramatically.
Under the plan, the present 75 faculty
members will be reduced to 45 by 1988
while enrollments will not intentionally
be reduced. Frye said he expects the
drop in enrollment that has been con-
sistent for the school for many years to
continue. The school's enrollment
dropped to 1184 students last year,
down from 2605 in 1972.
Although education school class sizes
will increase as the number of1
professors decrease, Frye said the new
class size will be more consistent with1
other schools in the University. "The
current student-teacher ratio is 8 to one, as
compared to 12 or 15 to one in other
schools," Frye said. Frye said the
student-faculty ratio alone justified the
40 percent cut.
Administrators hope to make the
substantial reductions in staff through
attrition rather than firings. "We're
going to try awfully hard to do it
through early retirement," said
Berger, the new dean.
TO MAKE retirement a feasible
alternative for more professors and
staff, the Regents also approved
yesterday a new set of retirement
guidelines, intended to allow University
employees to retire at an earlier age
than before.
The new rules allow employees with 30
years of service to the University to

40 percent

retire at age 50, down from the previous
age 55 requirement. Before voting,
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) said
that the measure is only a "temporary
thing."
The education school cuts did not
need the Regents' formal approval, as
University guidelines say that a Regen-
ts' vote is needed only for proposals to
eliminate entire University departmen-
ts. But given the extraordinary nature
of the cut, the executive officers asked
for a Regents' vote of support.

THE CHANGES generally call for a
decrease in emphasis on training
teachers and greater attention on
research and scholarship.
The actual implementation of the
changes will be left to a transition team
to be appointed by Frye, with the con-
sent of Berger.
"I've invited nominations and we now
have a substantial list of names," Frye
said.
REGENT NELLIE Varner (D-
See REGENTS, Page 3

Regents give Shapiro
a $10,000 raise

Final Salute
A member of the U.S. Army parachute team takes a break from a synchronized routine to saluteI
during an exhibition jump in Springfield, Illinois.

By SHARON SILBAR
After the University's Regents voted
to slash the School of Education's
budget by 40 percent at yesterday's
meeting, they unanimously approved
an 11 percent pay increase for
President Harold Shapiro.
This marks the largest pay increase
for the president since his term began
at the University in 1980, bringing his
yearly wages from $86,877 to $96,500.

Unlike any other item the Regents,
brought up at the meeting, Shapiro's
pay hike was not on the agenda and
came as a surprise to everyone but the
Regents and other top University of-
ficials. The 11 percent pay hike far sur-
passes the average 5 percent faculty
pay raise announced earlier this year.
SHAPIRO is now the highest paid
executive officer, surpassing the
See SHAPIRO, Page 3

AP Photo
the American press

QBs key to Michigan grid fate

By JOHN KERR
Special to the Daily
SEATTLE - The importance of a quarterback can never
be underestimated and today's Michigan-Washington contest
illustrates that point perfectly.
For Washington, quarterback Steve Pelleur is the key to a
goody Husky season. "We can't be struggling if we hope to
succeed," said Washington coach Don James.
WELL, THE HUSKIES look reads for a successful season,
as Pelleur did anything but struggle in Washington's 34-0
win over Northwestern last week. The 6-3 senior completed 21
of 32 passes for 211 yards, and added 44 yards rushing on just
7 carries.
Unlike Washington, Michigan's quarterback situation is
still a question mark. Will Steve Smith play or won't he?
Nobody seems to know. Earlier in the week, Michigan coach
Bo Schembechler said he planned to use Smith in today's

game. Yesterday, however, Smith said his shoulder was still
sore and he didn't know what would happen.
His health could be the difference in the game, since
Schembechler doesn't seem very confident with Smith's
replacement, Dave Hall. The Michigan coach allowed Hall to
throw only short dump passes against Washington State last
week, and the Wolverines must establish a better passing
game if they are to win today.
WASHINGTON, THOUGH, also has a key player who will
watch some of the game from the sidelines. Junior tailback
Jacque Robinson, the Pac-Ten's leading rusher last year,
isn't seeing much action because of a weight problem.
"He came in probably 15 to 20 pounds over what we hoped
he would," said James. "He did that last year and it hurt his
straightaway speed."
Starting in place of Robinson will be 5-10 senior Sterling
See 'M', Page 8

Daily graphic by LARRY DONG

Board urges 'U'
to change policy
,on draft resisters

By BARBARA MISLE
The University's Civil Liberties
Board voted yesterday to urge ad-
ministrators to subsidize those students
who lose their federal financial aid
because they refuse to disclose their
draft registration status.
Board members said the University
should take a stronger stand on a law,
ordered into effect in July, which
requires all students applying for
federal aid - including women - to
sign forms certifying their draft
registration status.
UNIVERSITY officials have refused
to replace lost federal funds because
they said it would divert money from
students complying with the law and the
school would appear to circumvent the law.
But board members said students
refusing to comply with the law
because they feel their civil rights are
being violated should not have their
education interrupted.
The board will also ask the faculty

Senate Assembly and the Michigan
Student. Assembly to back their
proposals to administrators.
CURRENTLY three University
students - including one woman -
face losing up to $6,500 each in federal
aid because they have refused to sign
forms certifying whether they are
registered.
Under the board's proposal, which
passed by a 4-1 vote, the University
should increase its efforts to find funds
from outside sources to help students
whose federal aid is cut, said Marty
Gold, chairman of the board.
"The consensus is to urge the Univer-
sity to change its instructions to the
financial aid office and try as best as it
can to replace federal funds," said
Gold, a University psychology
professor.
INDEPENDENT of the board, Gold
has set up a fund to subsidize students
whose federal aid is cut. Although none
of the University students refusing to
register have contacted him yet, he
See 'U', Page 3

Lebanese
warplanes
shot down
by Druse
gunners
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Druse gunners
bloodied Lebanon's air force on its first
combat mission in a decade yesterday,
shooting down one of its five
operational warplanes, damaging two
others and forcing a fourth to make an
emergency landing in Cyprus.
As the fighting raged, both Syria and
Israel put planes into the air - Syria on
Lebanon's northern border and Israel
over southern Lebanon. But neither
engaged in battles which spilled over
onto the U.S. marine compound at the
airport and the zone around the U.S.
and British embassies.
SIX MORTAR shells fell in the U.S.
Marine base at the airport, and
Marines at one outpost came, under
small-arms fire. Warrant Officer
Charles Rowe, a Marine spokesman,
said there were no casualties.
Three rockets also hit the area near
the U.S. and the British embassies,

AP Photo

Hats Off !
The newest army helmets, capable of withstanding shell fragments traveling at 2000 feet per second, roll off the line at
an old Pennsylvania silk-mill-turned-military factory.

See DRUSE, Page 2

TODAY
Bookie luck
T HREE LUCKY students won't be complaining
about the cost of their books this term. David
Populer, Mark Isken, and Jaenne Hayes, all'
engineering freshman, were winners of the
University Cellar's free text book contest. "Oh my god, I'm
so excited," enthused Hayes as she was handed a check for
$145, a yellow Michigan t-shirt, a Random House Dic-
tionary, and a Sharp calculator. Manager Bob Wienberg
noted it was unusual to have all three winners at the same

haven't been complete geeks about it. But, early this month
a Northern Michigan University instructor was. According
to university officials, Army Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Powell ap-
parently decided the students in his military leadership
class weren't giving him their undivided attention. So
Powell, a former Green Beret, brought a live chicken to
class; bit its head off, and drank its blood as shocked
students watched. Powell was fired from the university the
next day. "As I understand it, he got from his car or had
somebody get from his car a live chicken," said Col.Donald
ETaylor, head of the Military Science Department. "He con-
tinued talking to the students and walking around the class

Real charmers
SOCCER AUTHORITIES in Mbabane, Swaziland, con-
cerned by the use of witchcraft on the playing field, an-,
nounced yesterday they will impose a $450 fine on any team
caught using magic charms. Teams frequently rely on
magic, and consider their witch doctor as important as
their trainer. It is a common sight to see players or spec-
tatois springling "divine water" within the opponent's goal
before a game. Announcing the crackdown, local soccer of-
ficial Joel Nhleko described witchcraft as "a devil prac-
tice~" and sa1 id hefeared it wulid lead to setrio1~usiolence.

women were required to wear skirts at meals during the
week and sandals were banned from the dining room. At
Sunday afternoon meals, men had to wear jackets and ties
and women wore "dressy shifts or dresses, stockings, and
one-and-one half inch heels."
Also on this date in history:
* 1972 - Ann Arbor city councilmembers voted to make
$5 pot violations payable by mail, effectively making the
tickets as "convenient" as parking violations.
* 1975 - The Senate Advisory Committee for University
Affairs called for abandonment of the new CRISP
registration system if "marked improvements" were not

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