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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 21, 1978--Page 7

Post-game antics after the game
ends up with bruises for some

(Continued from Page 1) '
him to go on the field."
THE POLICE action came im-
mediately after the game was com-
pleted. The goalposts at the south end of
Michigan Stadium were pulled par-
tially to the ground within several
minutes. Much of the trouble came at
the north end, where police successfully
kept the zealous fans from clambering
onto the uprights - by first dragging
students off the crossbars, and then
striking the goalposts with their clubs
to repel further attempts. Students said
that several persons were struck on
their hands by nightsticks as they
reached up and grabbed the post.
"WHile they were clanging on the
goalpost, one guy got his hand crushed
by a nightstick, and he was in quite a bit
of pain," said LSA freshman Dave
Sharken. "I don't know why they (the
police) were there in the first place. I
think they were scared and they were
just holding their ground."
A student, who asked to remain
anonymous, felt that some of the police
actions were justified. "One student
was climbing up the goalpost and the
policeman pushed him off. The student
pushed back and the policeman hit him
on the shoulder with his nightstick," he
explained. "It was self-defense. Of
course, I left the stadium pretty fast, so
I didn't see a lot of what happened after

Several students also admitted that
once the police began using a great
amount of force to control them, the
crowd began chanting obscenities and
throwing articles at the officers.
ANN ARBOR Police Chief Walter
Krasny agreed that when officers are
placed in a defensive position, they
might react with a "reasonable amount
of force."
"It depends on what the people did to
the officers. If they were pushed, they
would probably strike back," he ex--
Krasny said the police department
would look into different methods of
crowd control in future years, and said
he planned to speak to the athletic
department about it.
UNIVERSITY President Robben
Fleming also expressed concern about
the situation which occurred at Satur-
day's game and said that he, too, would
discuss policy changes with Athletic
Director Canhan.-
"If the police try to stop them (the
students) by force, the likely result is
that people will be hurt or that a riot
will break out. There has to be a better
solution than what we found," said
"Acutally, I wonder on these oc-
casions why we don't use easily collap-

sible goalposts that they can simply
take down, cart away, and that will be
the end of it," he added.
AT MICHIGAN State University,
football game crowd control policies
are nearly identical to those espoused
by athletic department officials here.
"We define cntrol in general terms,
because the police know what they are
doing," said Assistant Athletic Director
William Beardsley. "We have to keep
people off the field and off the goalposts
for their own safety. There have been
two broken legs in four years because of
the goalpost problem."
University sophomore Carol said that
it is ironic however, that more people
got hurt from police actions on Satur-
day than by the toppled goalposts.
"CHrist, they (the police) handled it
wrong," he said. "That just was not the
way to handle the crowd in that
Krasny admitted the police depar-
tment was not expecting the crowd to
be as enthusiastic about pulling down
the goalposts as they were on Saturday.
"We were not prepared for what hap-
pened. At the Ohio State games we an-
ticipate the crowd's reactions, and I
guess that's part of the problem right
there," said Krasny. ."Last Saturday,
the athletic department didn't even
grease the goalposts - one method of
controlling the situation."~

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIn.
SHIRLEY JONES, one of the Markley residents involved in a special ;tutoring program, helps-Keith Roseburg with some
math problems.
Markley tutors aid problem kids

Alcohol question to be decided

(Continued from Page 1)
could use with its particular
p pulation.'
=e1 said, "I'm not sure the state
legislature can get its act together
before they adjourn (on December 23),
then we'll have no penalties and our
five dollar fine may be strict."
Mayor Louis Belcher said the motion
was premature and was .inadvertantly
pIacgd on last night's agenda. He said
CNuncil should wait u~ntil the Liquor
Control Commission takes enforcement
action following the state legislature's
direction, and for the Attorney
General's opinion -to be rendered, in

response to the liquor commission's
Third Ward Republican Louis
Senunas equated the proposal to
"throwing an aspirin at a real migraine
headache." He said the ordinance
would do nothing about the problem of
admitting persons who wil be underage
to bars.
Earlier in the day Dennis Hybarger,
aid to the Liquor Control Commission,
said the commission will enforce
emergency enforcement action if the
legislature does not establish punish-
ment before they adjourn.
Hybarger siad, presently, if a liquor

Diggs sentenced;faces up
to three years in prison.

purveying establishment is caught
selling to minors they may be fined up
to $300 and their license.
Tonight an identical ordinance bo the
one propsoed at Council last night will
come before the East Lansing city
council at first reading according to
that city's attorney, Dennis Mcginty.
East Lansing has virtually the same
ordinacne asAnn Arbor for marijuanea
possession; a five dollar fine.
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw said
earlier yesterday that the Ann Arbor
drinking proposal would employ "the
same mechanism as the five dollar pot
fine." He added that the real penalty
with the pot law is the confication of the-
contraband, not the fine.
In other action, Morris' caucus policy
proposal invoked sharply partisan
debate on compliance with the Open
Meetings Act.
Shesaid her motive was to "change
the attitude of the public toward
politicians" which she said is quite
Belcher refuted Morris' assertion
that her comment was not politically
motivated and he maintained that his
adminstration has promoted public ac-
cess. He oppsed the motion on the basis
that it would outlaw informal meetings
among colleagues regardless of party
membership and would result in stifling

Brenda was a fourth-grader in need
of help. She came from a broken home,
was extremely shy and her high absen-
tee record allowed her few friends at
Ann Muzzi, a senior in special
education at the University, was
assigned to give Brenda (which is not
the fourth grader's real name) that
help. Muzzi had to convince Brenda to
come to the tutoring sessions and
provide her with academic as well as
emotional help.
The Green Glacier Community Cen-
ter is a program designed to help
children in a low-income area of Ann
Arbor. The students, like Brenda, come
from a housing project near the center
to receive academic help from Markley
"THE FIRST thing you have to do
when working 'with these kids, is to
build up a trusting relationship with
them," said Muzzi. "They have a
negative attitude toward adults and this
attitude is reflected in their school
work. They've been through one failure
after another."
Mike Synk, a co-worker on the
program, found Green Glacier to be
just the extra-curricular activity he
was looking for.
Synk, a senior in secondary
education, feels that the program,
while helping kids involved, is
beneficial to Markley residents as well.
Having the tutors living together in the

residence hall is a plus for the program.
"It's a support thing," said Synk. "The
tutors are less likely to get frustrated
because there's someone close to talk to
all the time."'
The 13 Markley tutors are responsible
for two children and must set up projec-
ts for them to work on in the one-on-one
sessions held every Monday and Wed-
nesday. Seminars take place once a
week to give tutors ideas for projects
and to obtain feedback on the progress
of the students. Also, since the tutors
live together, they meet for dinner once
a week. This serves as an informal
seminar to discuss any problems or
frustrations they may experience in the
course of the term.
Tutors must supply their own
materials since Green Glacier has no
resources, and must have a variety of
projects for their students. Muzzi said,
"A tutor must have enough prepared to
hold the child's attention and back-up
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ELLEN OFFEN, the director $r
Project Community, describes their
programs as a "practicum for;
academic programs. Sitting in a lecture,
hall and taking exams is necessary,"
she said, "but experiential learning is!
beneficial to students, too."
Markley is the first residence hall to
conduct an in-dorm project such as this.
It began Winter Term 1978 and accor-
ding to Offen, has proven very su(-
fessful. "I was thrilled with the
ingenuity of the students as well as
their commitment toward the project,"
she said of last year's efforts. "Students
seemed to be very supportive of each
other, and I received nothing but
positive response."
Offen is optimistic about the results
of this year's efforts. Because of the
success of the Green Glacier Com-
munity project, other residence halls on
campus have shown interest in having a
similar program in their dorms. There
... ~ nanir~n l~ nn+fa fy~re hib

(Continued from Page 1)
the District of Columbia acts.
DESPITE HIS conviction, Diggs was
re-elected Nov. 7 to a 13th term in the
House of Representatives with an 80 per
cent vote margin in his Detroit district.
Noting his success at the polls, Diggs
asked the court to "permit me the
freedom to redeem myself for the
remainder of my public service."
In pleading to remain out of jail, he
told Gasch: "This has been a very
devastating experience. I know the
conviction has been a very painful ex-
perience for me personally and
"THE COURT has no desire to heap
an unwarranted penalty on the head of
Mr. Diggs," replied the judge. "But, by
the same token, the court realizes that
the court must seek to be evenhanded."
Then, Diggs stood impassively beside
his attorney as the judge told him he
was to serve three years'on each of the
29 counts on which he was convicted.
However, the terms are to run con-
currently. There is no minimum time
connected with the sentence and the
U.S. Parole Commission ultimately will
decide how long Diggs must serve.
But Gasch left open the possibility he
might trim Diggs' sentence if the
congressman reduces the large per-
sonal debts that allegedly led to the
payroll kickback scheme.
Gasch stressed he has "wide
latitude" for reducing sentences if the
defense seeks such a reduction within
120 days.
IN PASSING sentence, Gasch said he
understood Diggs had personal debts

totaling $174,000. There were news
reports over the weekend, to Iwhich
Gasch referred, that said Diggs had
recently sold his Capitol Hill home for
more than $200,000.
'.I'm not saying that would influence
the court in modifying the sentence, but
I'd like to know about it," Gasch said.
Diggs, who is the senior black mem-
be of Congress, was a founder of the
Congressional Black Caucus. Until his
conviction he was chairman of the
House District of Columbia Committee
and- of an International Relations
Committee subcommittee on Africa. He
stepped aside from those posts pending
the outcome of his planned appeals.
DIGGS' PRESS spokeswoman, Joan
Willoughby, said the congressman
planned to announce tomorrow whether
he would seek re-election to those
chairmanships. There have been repor-
ts that he would resign from them per-
Povich told the judge that Diggs' re-
election was an indication that his con-
stituents in Michigan wanted the
congressman to continue to serve them
in Congress, "notwithstanding the
great damage that he has done to him-
self and his standing."'
But Prosecutor John Kotelly main-
tained that Diggs' "crimes really are
stealing money from the citizens of the
United States."
The congressman's conduct "does
not call for leniency, does not call for a
period of probation, but calls for a
period of incarceration," the attorney

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