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Vol. LXXXX, No. 30

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 10 1979

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an violence ares at MS U,
'U' fan hurt at State U-W
By STEVE HOOK Madias, shaken and dazed, said he stumbled up the steps By STEVE HOOK


See Today for details
Twelve Pagef
kes students
After the Wisconsin-UCLA game, Wisconsin Dean=f
Students Paul Ginsberg and police detective Katen
O'Donohue issued a joint letter condemning body passing.
Sent to dorms, fraternities, and apartment buildings, the let
ter stated that body passing would "no longer be tolerated.'y


What started out as an enjoyable football Saturday at Spar-
tgn Stadium turned into a nightmare for LSA junior Mark
Madias, after he was beaten twice by separate mobs of
Michigan State University (MSU) fans in the student section.
Attacked because he wore a Michigan jacket and carried a
Michigan flag, Madias remembers it was "one of the worst
days of my life."
"THERE WAS this big guy first," Madias recalled. "He'
was huge, at least six-foot-five. He grabbed me first and then
threw me down. Then I was jumped by about 10 people,
swinging at me and ripping my flag.
"I tried to fight back as best I could so I could get out of
there, but it wasn't working. Finally, some people who had
some morals convinced them to let me go," he said.

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toward his friends when he was assaulted a second time.
"I was just looking for someone I knew," he explained,
"just to feel a little safer. I joined my girlfriend and some
other friends and thought I was finally going to be safe.
"BUT I WAS grabbed again by five or six guys and pulled
into their rows. That's when they ripped my jacket. I just
wanted to kill the guy that ripped my jacket - that was the
end right there. I began punching these guys when my frien-
ds pulled me away from them."
Madias said he plans to submit a formal complaint to the
MSU Athletic Department.
MADIAS, A member of Sigma Chi fraternity, was a par-
ticipant in a "Rival Run for Charity" earlier in the day, in-
See U-M. Page 12

Increased incidents of "passing up" people at football
games prompted the University of Wisconsin Athletic Board
to alter the method it uses to curb the practice.
The practice of passing women up the stands now amoun-
ts to sexual assault, according to Otto Breitenbach, Associate
Director of Athletics at Wisconsin.
-"OUR FIRST REACTION to body passing was that it was
a fad, ,a short-lived phenomenon. In the past few games, it
has become a very serious thing," he said in a phone inter-
view yesterday.
Breitenbach explained that the board discouraged any
"overt action at first, hoping that it (body passing) would
diminish with time and changing interests. Now, however, it
has become much more serious and even dangerous," he

See related story, Page 3


THE UNIVERSITY of Wisconsin's crowd control commit-
tee, which Breitenbacb said meets every week to review
security matters involving athletic events, endorsed the let-
ter along with the Athletic Board.
In addition to condemning the practice, the letter said of-
fenders would be removed from the stadium and subjected
See U-W, Page 3

low PBB
intake not
From staff gnd wire reports
Most Michigan residents apparently
have some PBB in their systems, but
contamination levels are so low that the
general public has escaped serious
hjealth problems, according to a major
study released yesterday by the
University's Public Health School and
New York's Mount Sinai School of
New York environmental health ex-
pert Dr. Irving Selikoff said at a Lan-
sing news conference yesterday, con-
tamination levels in the general public
were found to be much lower than those
among dairy farmers directly exposed
to the fire retardant and, therefore,
public PBB-associated health problems
were largely absent.
SELIKOFF SAID, however, infec-
tions appeared to be more prevalent
among those withliigher PBB concen-
trations in their systems.
He added that contamination levels
were higher in western Michigan where
the contamination outbreak occurred
and generally diminished as the survey
moved to the northern and eastern por-
tions of the state. The pattern indicates
that much-maligned state government
efforts to contain the crisis did have an
impact, he said.
In compiling the report, Mount Sinai
School of Medicine physicians clinically
examined more than 1700 volunteer
Michigan residents. Also a participant
in the $2.25 million study, the Univer-
sity's Public Health School examined
state hospital records, surveyed
residents to discover attitudes related,
to PBB, and conducted laboratory ex-
periments to determine whether rate of
excretion of PBB from the body can be
increased by a specific diet.
THE PUBLIC health school found
See PBB, Page 6

Carter urges
arms update

DR. IRVING SELIKOFF, head of Mount Sinai Hospital Environmental Sciences Lab in New York, explains part of a
report on the effects of PBB on Michigan's population. The report, which shows that small amounts of the toxic fire
retardant are present in the blood of most Michigan residents was released in Lansihg yesterday. The University's
School of Public Health aided in the research for the study.
UN. building*s evacuated

From AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - President Carter
and America's principal NATO allies
yesterday declared their intention to
upgrade tactical nuclear arms in
Western Europe despite a Soviet offer
for both sides to limit these weapons.
The president and leading British and
West German ministers all said the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) should proceed with plans to
deploy medium-range missiles in West
Europe capable of striking the Soviet
THEIR STATEMENTS, within a few
hours of each other, amounted to a
rebuff of the Soviet offer to withdraw
Soviet medium-range missiles from
Warsaw pact territory if NATO scrap-
ped missile modernization plans.
British Defense Minister Francis
Pym said he favored going ahead with
NATO Plans to modernize its lagging,
arsenal while in Bonn Foreign Minister
Hans-Dietrich Gensch'er called for
NATO to continue modernizing tactical
nuclear weapons.
President Carter said the Soviet offer
to reduce forces in Eastern Europe
may be a device to forestall western
military modernization.

NATO, CARTER said, should 'move
to modernize its nuclear arsenal before
bargaining with the Soviets over force
reductions in Europe.
His stance amounted to a rebuff of
Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev's of-
fer, in an East Berlin speech on Satur-
day, to withdraw up to 20,000 Soviet
troops and 1,000 tanks from Eastern
"It is not quite as constructive a
proposal as at first blush it seems to
be," Carter told a nationally televised
news conference - his first since July
"I THINK it's an effort designed. to
disarm the willingness or eagerness of
our allies adequately to defend them-
"In my judgment, the decision ought
to be made to modernize the Western
allies' military strength and then
negotiate with full commitment and
determination mutually to lower ar-
maments on both sides, the Warsaw
Pact and NATO countries, so that we
can retain equivalency of, military
strength .. .
The, news conference produced a
variety of questions on his political for-
See CARTER, Page 12

From AP and Reuter
NEW YORK - A publicity-seeking
author in a light plane circled the
United Nations' neighborhood in mid-
town Manhattan for more than three
hours yesterday, prompting the
evacuation of thousands from two U.N.
buildings and the offices of his
Alarm swept the area as crowds on
the streets below watched the plane
wheel about at relatively low altitudes
in the gusty autumn sky. Emergency
apparatus streamed into the East Side
'area in anticipation of a possible crash.
BUT THE pilot, Robert Baudin, 61, a
gray-haired, mustachioed author of an
autobiography, landed his plane after
three and a half hours at LaGuardia
Airport a few moments flying time
away, its gas tank indicator hovering at
empty, and told police:
"Now the book will sell!"

Later, it was learned that Baudin,
who was born in the United States but
reared in Australia, pulled a similar
stunt about a decade ago in Sydney.
BAUDIN WAS arrested and charged
with aggravated assault after circling

the densely populated residential and
business area on Manhattan's East-
At a press conference at La Guardia
Baudin said: "We Australians have a
See LOW-FLYING, Page 2

K rasny'



lauded by colleagues

Major banks raise lending
rate to record 14.5%

First in a two-part series
March 1, one of the most popular
yet controversial figures over the past
13 years in Ann Arbor will walk out of
his office nestled in the southwest cor-
ner of City Hall for the last time.
Police Chief-Walter Krasny has been
characterized by his cohorts in the
city's administration as a progressive
man who kept his police department at-
tuned to the city's needs. This attitude
toward his job can be seenin the way he
effectively ran his department and how
his officers acted on the streets.
sitivity, his cohorts say, were the key
assets in running a smooth department
for 13 years. He assumed his current
position in 1966 and recently announced
he would retire in March at the age of
The Whitmore Lake, Mich. 'native
became police chief at the height of one
of this country's most volatile decades
when America was torn by anti-war ac-
tivisim and intense civil rights marches
and demonstrations.
Ann Arbor was an important center
of political activism, spearheaded by
anti-war activists Tom Hayden and
Mark Rudd who founded Students for a
Democratic Society (SDS) and the

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's
largest banks, feeling the effects of the
government's credit tightening, raised
their prime lending rates yesterday an
unprecedented full percentage point to
a record 14 per cent.
The size of the increase reflected the
Federal Reserve's strong program, an-
nounced last Saturday, to fight inflation
by pushing up interest rates and the
amount of funds that banks must hold in
ACCORDING TO records of the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York,
'the weekly prime rate average has
never changed by more than half a per-
centage point since the prime rate was

White Panthers.
With such groups growing on the
campus,- Krasny could not afford to
send his officers out at the slightest hint
of trouble.
"IT WAS NO TIME for impulsive
reactionse," Krasny said in a recent in-
terview. "It was a time of rebellion
against authority. There have always
been periods like this, but everything in
the 60sseemed to be breaking at once.
"The civil rights movement became
part of other protests and other causes
became involved with the civil rights
movement. There was a general
rebellion against authority in the
schools, in, the home, in the gover-
nment. The Vietnam protests accen-
tuated all of it," Krasny recalled.
Many times, Krasny strategy in-
volved waiting out the demonstration.
Other times, arrests were made quickly
to quell anything that might erupt.
Krasny said he began to understand
how the students protested and, con-
sequently, how to delay effectively and
peacefully with them.
Krasny and Washtenaw County
Sheriff Doug Harvey was viewed
widely as the exact opposite of Krasny
in approach to law enforcement, were

established in 1934.
The prime is the rate banks charge
their most credit-worthy corporate
borrowers, and banks use the prime as
the basis for setting interest rates on
almost all commercial-industrial loans.
Chase Manhattan Bank, the nation's
third-largest, was the first to post to a
141/2 per cent prime yesterday, and was
soon joined by the rest of the nation's
major banks. Second-ranked Citibank,
which traditionally announces its prime
rate on -Friday mornings, broke that
tradition for the first time since
Tuesday, May 7, 1974..

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
ANN ARBOR Police Chief Walter Krasny was one of the key law enforce-
ment figures during the campus unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Several city officials say that due to his reasonable and intelligent approach
to controlling the demonstrations, violence was kept to a minimum.


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anniversary all summer, and it's sort of detracting." University psychologist Cary Cherniss, job "burnout" can
Although Lebow said a reward was being offered for the result from a job that is either so stressful or so monotonous
banner, which he estimated was worth about $250, he that change appears hopeless. "Enthusiasm is replaced by
refused to say how much the reward would be. "If we tell indifference, until finally, we put forth as little effort as
what the reward is, it might not be worth their returning it, possible to collect a paycheck." Although the condition
and on the other hand, people might just keep stealing it," frequently is associated with employees close to
he said. retirement, Cherniss said it often occurs with young people
in their first jobs after college. The psychologist noted that
Presidential potty the potential for burnout is greater for those who live for
P Y their work. t
Would you pay $1,000 for Richard Nixon's toilet seat?
Neil Mergler, a Miami advertising executive who's On the Outside

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