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Ninety-four Years
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Homegoing
Don't forget your umbrella on the
way to the stadium today.
Forecast says it will be cloudy all
day, with a good chance of rain.
High in the mid-50s.

Vol. XCIV-No. 40 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, October 22, 1983 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

Ex-student
names prof
in sexual
harassment
case
By JACKIE YOUNG
A former University student who
testified against a tenured professor
charged with sexually harassing a
female classmate yesterday identified
the professor as Robert Hefner of the
psychology department.
Ken Parsigian, who now lives in the
Boston area, said he was a confidant of
one of seven women who filed com-
plaints with LSA's grievance commit-
tee three years ago regarding Hefner's
sexual advances.
UNIVERSITY President Harold
Shapiro, who announced Thursday that
the professor had resigned, refused to
identify the professor or release details
about the charges against him.
When reached at his home Thursday
night and asked what he would do after
resigning, Hefner said, "You have your
information wrong" and declined fur-
ther comment.
Parsigian said his classmate told that
Hefner "started slowly just stroking
her hand and eventually it came to the
point where he attempted to remove
her pants."
He said his classmate told him Hef-
ner had made advances toward her "no
more than (a number in) the high
teens."
Parsigian said the woman filed the
complaint against the professor while
she was enrolled in Hefner's "Ageism
and Sexism" class as well as an in-
dependent study. He said she received
A's in both courses.
"He really perceived of himself as a
feminist and probably still does," he
said. "He was a definite woman's right
person. All through the rest of the class
I thought, 'what a hypocrite.' "
Hefner has been at the University
since 1954.
A specialist in the fields of
See PROF, Page 3

CCS dept.

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move

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engneenng

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Old cars never die
Phi Delta Theta member Ken Guerrini shows why 'made in America' still means something at yesterday's annual
Evans' Scholars Car Bash on the Diag.
Bo-epetsmore passingo
indgigh wIthIowa

By NEIL CHASE
The deans of LSA and the College of
Engineering have received the green
light from the University's Executive
Officers to plan a merger of LSD's
computer department with its counter-
part in the engineering school.
"I have told the deans of the two
colleges to proceed to the next stage of
planning," University Vice President
Billy Frye said yesterday. "We've
given our endorsement in principle."
THE NEXT stage involves a commit-
tee of faculty from both schools which
will determine the structure of the new
program and the process for implemen-
ting it, according to LSA Associate
Dean Henry Pollack.
He said the new department, which
will be part of the engineering college,
will join LSA's Computer and Com-
munication Sciences with engineering's
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
There willbe one division for electrical
engineering and one for computer
science.
LSA Executive Committee member
Prof. Daniel Longone said the
negotiating committee will have to en-
sure that LSA students continue to have
access to introductory courses and the
opportunity to elect a computer science
major within LSA.
PROF. FREDERICK Beutler.

chairman of the Computer, Infor-
mation, and Control Engineering
program, said it is "very much under-
stood" that LSA students will have ac-
cess to the new department.
His CICE program was the subject of
a review last year, and it was the repor-
t of that review coupled with similar
suggestions from the faculty committee
that prompted merger plans between
the two departments.
Officials from both schools say the
merger will be easier because the
faculty support the consolidation. "The
faculty are very supportive," said ECE
department chairman Prof. George
Haddad.
CCS PROF. Arthur Burks, who also
holds a position in philosophy, said the
CCS faculty would move into the new
department in the Engineering school
but would probably maintain partial
appointments within LSA. ,
He speculated that, although the new
department will be located in the
engineering school on North Campus,
LSA students would take their courses
on 'central campus and concentrators
from the literary college would receive
LSA degrees.
Pollack said the LSA administration
wanted to minimize the effect the
restructuring would have on LSA
See CCS, Page 2

By CHUCK JAFFE
Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler might find some
of Iowa coach Hayden Fry's "Little Dumplin's" in the stands
this afternoon, but it is doubtful he will find any fluffy pasta
puffs on the football field.
Fry, who received national publicity for labeling Iowa's
women fans and cheerleaders as "Little Dumplin's," brings
the nation's third-ranked offense, and the Big Ten's largest
offensive line to Michigan Stadium for today's nationally
televised Big Ten clash.
"WE'RE A GOOD football team, but we still have a lot of
areas that we're not too good in," Fry said of his team,
ranked 12th in the nation compared to the.Wolverines',10th.
"This is a special game for us. There is no way you can hide
it."
Today's game has special meaning for the entire Big Ten,
since it will go a long way to determining the eventual con-

ference champion, Should Iowa win, the Hawkeves will need
a Michigan win over Illinois next week to take the title. But
Big Ten unbeatens Illinois and Michigan must win all of their
remaining games to ensure a Rose Bowl bid.
"There are four good teams in our league," Schembechler
said this week, referring to Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio
State. "Every game between those teams is going to be very
important for the conference race."
BUT SCHEMBECHLER insists that he is taking the
schedule one game at a time, and is not looking past Iowa to
the showdown in Champaign. Instead, he has been concen-
trating on stopping Iowa's passing attack, led by Chuck
Long,the Big Ten's top passer.
Long has hit 88 of 151 attempts for 1,685 yards, and an
average of 11.16 yards per completion. By comparison,
See SPECIAL, Page 7

Father Alex drums up band spirit

By CLAUDIA GREEN
When the University's alumni mar-
ching band storms onto the field during
halftime of today's homecoming game,
one member will wearing a distin-
ctively white collar and his maize and
blue jumpsuit.
The Rev. Alex Miller calls himself the
"unofficial, self-appointed chaplain" of
the marching band. For the better part
of the last half century, Miller, 69, has
been on the sidelines playing with the
Wolverine band or dancing with the
cheerleaders as they sing "Let's Go
Blue."
"A LOT OF people wonder what he's
doing there," said Lynn Kubic, a senior
cheerleader. "But he's like a novelty -
you just look for him-to be there."
A native of Ann Arbor, Miller entered
the Unviersity's School of Music in 1934
with the intention of becoming a public
school music teacher. "Thank God I
was delivered from that," said Miller,
who found he "wasn't diligent enough."
He eventually graduated from LSA
with a degree in speech and radio
production.
Miller's unending devotion to the
marching band began at this time.
While a student, he played the snare
drum in the marching band, as well as
the bassoon in the symphonic and con-
cert bands.
AFTER graduating, Miller worked in
See FATHER, Page 2

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER

Getting sauced

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS'

The Reverend Alex Miller, the marching band's "unofficial chaplain", takes a well earned break. Miller has been with
the band for over 40 years.

Barbara Cleland and Sue Range add some of the 48 gallons of tomato sauce
used yesterday to create the world's largest sicilian pizza outside the Union.
See story page 3.

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TODAY
Dig them stars
AS YOU SIT in your Michigan Stadium seat this
afternoon, take a look around you and think
about something really important. You might
ask yourself, "How many ping pong balls would it
take to fill the stadium? Sound too silly to try? Well Prof.
Robert Kirshner doesn't think so. Last month, he asked his
entire Astronomy 102 and 112 class to figure it out. The right
answer, he figures is something like 300 billion, or a number
slightly larger than the total number of hamburgers Mc-

in the district," Gallagher said. But he says his assignment
is one of the best in the Los Angeles school district-a new
school in the Los Angeles Zoo. Nestled beneath towering
trees in Griffith Park, with golf course fairways on two
sides, the Animal Studies-Biological Sciences Magnet Cen-
ter draws students from Harbor City to Sylmar. The four
classrooms-all portable buildings-opened for the first
time this fall. Open to all the district's students, the center
began at North Hollywood High School with about 60
students. This year, with 225 students, it obtained per-
mission to place classrooms on an old zoo parking lot. All its
science courses are held at the facility, where students take

Columbus, Ohio man chose Toledo as his first test market,,
saying Thursday the card provides "remporary relief" for
people affected by the recession. Each card contains a $1
million promissory note payable to the bearer or his heirs
on or after an assigned date. The catch, however, is that the
money cannot be collected unless Swain is alive on that date
- Jan. 8, 2081. Swain celebrates 137th birthday in 2081.
Even though his family has a history of longevity, Swain
admits he probably won't be around in 87 years. Still, he
said the cards should win him a lot of friends. "there will be
some 10 million people out there who'll be concerned about
my staving alive." he said. Swain's goal is to sell 10 million

all over campus by the time the annual rivalry subsided
late that night.
Also on this date in history:
" 1932 - Artist-in-residence Robert Frost told young poets
that "writing has to be casual." He suggested aspiring
writers hold down a part-time job so they would not have to
rely on income from their creative endeavors.
*1970 - The Steve Miller Band opened Homecoming
festivities, with Bread playing the opening act.
* 1974 - Negotiations between the Graduate Employee
Organization and the University slowed after University of-
ficials refusd cn nnsider the ininn'sd emandso ar an aen-

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