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94t Mrgan DaI4
Eighty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

A lesson on crossing the stree t

Thursday, April 14, 1977

News Phone: 764-0552

Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan
Wil ie Hortorwllaas
a Tiger in our hearts

THE NAMES HAVE been changed; not so much to
protect the innocent or any of that but simply be-
cause the woman (whom we will call Arlette) is now a
patient in a psychiatric hospital not too far from here,
and this is in essence a confidential tale. This story
comes from a tradition of presenting wacky tales for
your enjoyment and, possibly, edification. I
It seems that Arlette was a student in high school on
the east side of Detroit somewhere, and she had this
friend across the street (whom I shall coyly name
Beverly, because I like the name). Beverly was some-
what mature for her age, which means she had this way
of becoming involved with strange men. Very strange.
This had a way of disturbing her parents, but I don't
know what became of them, or Beverly either.
But one of Beverly's pals was this ebanese fellow
named Jose (also changed but it was something Spanish
-HIS parents had some kind of a thing for Franco, and
you all know what happened to him). Jose introduced
Arlette to his business partner, an engaging suave crea-
ture named Ahmed or something like that. Ahmed had
this little habit of wearing expensive clothes and pre-
tending to be a doctor.
NOW JOSE AND Ahmed were con artists of a sort,
and apparently a rather good sort at that. It seems that
this wholesome duo was over visiting Beverly, Arlette
was present, and Ahmed suddenly shed large tears (cro-
codile, I presume), threw himself down on bended
knee, and proposed marriage.
Naturally, Arlette was taken aback. Why, she wanted
to know. No cad he, Ahmed informed her straight from
the shoulder that he wanted to gain American citizen-
They kept their marriage a secret from her parents.

Of course, her mother wanted to know why she wasn't
going to the prom, and dating boys, and like that, but
Arlette always had a side-stepping snappy answer at
It further seems that Jose and Ahmed were engaged
in something that smelled faintly of illegality, that prob-
ably involved more than simply the imports and exports
that they were purportedly doing.
Whatever they were doing, it apparently annoyed
the Canadian government, because Arlette received
a phone call in the middle of the night. Her mother
picked up the call, came out of her bedroom in curl-
Up adCmn
ers, and said, "Arlette, there's someone on the phone
babbling in Lebanese. It's for you." Her niother was
not to be ruffled. Until Arlette mumbled sleepily,
"It's probably my husband." Her mother raised an
ARLETTE IS NEVER very coherent when sleepy.
Ahmed babbled at her that he was being deported
from Toronto to Switzerland and the only way she
could prevent this would be to get on a plane, he'd
pay, and fly to Toronto, and swear undying love for
him. She responded that she couldn't possibly, she
had finals to study for. Which, presumably, ended

He was deported, went off the Lebanon from Geneva,
and she heard no more from him, for a while. Jose,
meantime, seized his opportunity and began making
passes at her. She demurred, citing her married
Then she began receiving odd overseas phone calls
from Ahmed, who demanded that his "wife," Arlette,
come over to be with him. Arlette, who hadn't even
consummated her marriage ("Hell," she told me pri-
vately, "we only kissed once and that was just to
see what it was like"), thought about it for scarcely
a moment, and then consented.
A number of days passed, and she was in Beirut.
WE PICK - UP Arlette's story again when she was
living with a heroin addict,once againaround Detroit.
She goes to a doctor because she has just happened
to also pick up this little $45 per day habit, too. She
goes to a doctor who lo and behold (admit it, you
peeked) just happens to be Jose, who's out to black-
mail Arlette by claiming that a) she was engaged
in smuggling with Ahmed (with whom Jose was still
communicating) b) a trumped-up charge of bigamy
(Jose was going to claim that Arlette was married
to both of them at once).
All of which sent Arlette into the psychiatric hos-
pital. She told Jose that she couldn't be blackmailed,
her parents already know about the marriage. Jose
said, parents, hell - the U.S. government, baby.
Arlette went to the police (all this since she en-
tered the hospital) with her story; they contacted Jose
who said, who's going to believe that fantasy? She
is a psychiatric patient, after all.
And all that for going across the street. I would
guess that Arlette and Beverly don't speak anymore.

"SEGUI SETS ... and delivers ... Hor-
ton swings and 'it's a drive to
center ... it's over the head of Gos-
ger ... Stanley scores ... McLain wins
his 30th ... the Tigers mob Willie out
at first base."
Detroit baseball fans haven't had
much to cheer about since that fabu-
lous World Championship in 1968. In
nine years, the Tigers have gone from
baseball's best team to one of the
worst. During this time, there have
been few bright moments of star per-
formers for the loyal fans to get ex-
cited over.
An exception was Willie Horton.
Since his first full year as a Tiger
in 1965, Willie has been one of the
most feared hitters in baseball. In
1968, he hit 36 home runs. A notori-
ous streak hitter, he would carry the
Bengals with his bat for weeks at a
time - and just as quickly, he would
slide into a terrible slump.
/ Whether he was hitting or not,
Willie was always a favorite with
the fans; especially the young kids

who would sit out in the left field
stands on Tiger home Saturdays and
cheer Horton on. Willie enjoyed it as
much as they did.
day, he was traded to the Texas
Rangers for an obscure right-handed
relief pitcher. Five years ago, you
couldn't have traded Willie Horton
for half the Texas team. But Willie
is 33 years old, and yearly injuries,
plus the rise to big-league status of
young Steve Kemp, limited his play-
ing tim'e with the Tigers. As a ten-
year veteran of the same club, Hor-
ton had the right to decline the
trade, but he looks at it as a chance
to play more than he would have in
We hope that Willie has a banner
year with, Texas. He is a class ath-
lete, and was an important symbol
to the youth of Detroit.
It won't be the same following the
.Tigers without Willie Horton in the
lineup. But oh, the memories!

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Carter wise to commute
Liddy's prison sentence

WE FEEL THAT President Carter's
decision to reduce G. Gordon Lid-
dy's prison sentence is a wise move.
Liddy had been sentenced to twenty
years in a federal penitentiary, but
yesterday Carter, on advice from At-
torney General Griffin Bell, commu-
ted it to 8 years. Liddy has already
served over four years, so he will be
eligible for parole in July.
It has been the consistent pattern
of the Watergate prosecutions that
the lower echelon conspirators-the
men who were following orders-have
received the harshest punishments,
while the men who gave the orders
have been left virtually unscathed.
Men like Charles Colson, Egil Krogh,
Frederick LaRue, and Herbert Kalm-
bach have all spent varying amounts
of time in jail. But Richard Nixon
was given a full pardon, and was ex-
iled to San Clemente with more pomp
and financial security than Napoleon
at Elba. John Mitchell and H.R. Hal-
deman are still at large, sitting out
the lengthy appeals process of their
F THE LESSER conspirators, none
served over a year in prison. Lid-
dy has been in since January, 1973.
The only other man connected with
Watergate still in jail besides Liddy
is John Ehrlichman, incarcerated in
Arizona since last October.
It is under these circumstances
that we believe that Liddy should be
set free. Why should he be forced to
serve out his entire sentence-a sen-
tence that is more harsh that Ehr-
lichman's, Haldeman's or Mitchell's
- when all of his fellow conspira-
tors have been freed?
We do not condone the actions of
Gordon Liddy and his kind. Richard

Nixon should be behind bars right
now. But he isn't. And -most of those
who aided and abetted him are also
free. Liddy should be free also.
Editorial Staff


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KEN PARSIGIAN ..............Editorial Director
LOIS JOSIMOVICH.................Arts Editor
JAY LEVIN......... ..... ..... Managing Editor
GEORGE LOBSENZ............Managing Editor
MIKE NORTON..............Managing Editor
MARGARET YAO..............Managing Editor
Weater Forecasters
Magazine Editors
z rAiF WEITERS: (wen Barr, Susan Barry,
Brian Blanchard; Michael Beckman, Phillip
Jokovo", Linda Brennersa BiCarruthers, Ken
Chotiner, Eileen Dale? Ron TDeKett, Lisa Fish-
er, David Goodman, Marnie Heyn, Robb Ham-
es, Michael Jones, Lani Jordan, Janet Klein,
Giegg Kruppa, Steve Kursmah, Dobilas Matu-
oonis, Stu McConnell. Torn Meyer, Jenny Mil-
ler, Patti Monteamaui, Tom O'Connell, Jon
Parsius, Karen Paul, Stephen Pickover, Kim
Potter, Martha Retallick, Keith Richburg, Bob
Rosenbaunm, Dennis Sabo, Annrnarie Schiavi,
Eizabeth Slowik, Torn Stevens, Jim Stimpson,
ilke Taylor, Pauline Toole. Mark Wagner. Sue
Warner, Shelley Woason, Mike Yellin, Laurie
Young and Barb Zahs.
Sports Staff
KAHYHENNEGHAN..........Sports Editor
TOM CAMERON ........ Executive Sports Editor
SCOTT LEWIS .......... Managing Sports Editor
DON MacLACHLAN .. Associate Sports Editor
Contributing Editors
NIGHT EDITORS: Ernie Dunbar, Henry Engel-
hardt, Rick Maddock, Bob Msiller, Patrick Rode,
Cub Schwartz.
ASST. NIGHT EDITORS: Jeff Frank, Cindy Gat-
ziolis, Mike Halpin, Brian Martin, Brian Miller,
Dave Renbarger, Errol Shifman and Jamie Tur-
Photcgraphy Staff
BRAD BENJAMIN...........Staff Photographer
JOHN KNOX............... Staff Photographer
CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER ... Staff Photographer




Hash Bash
To The Daily:;
We, Gays in Support of Youth
Liberation, want to take issue
with the Anti-Youth position in
your editorial and feature ar-
ticle "It ain't like the 'Good o'
days"' which appeared in the
April 2 issue of the Daily, con-
cerning the Hash Bash.
The statement in Gregg Kru-
pa's article that "the prepon-
derance of children and outsid-
ers has alienated many Hash
Bash regulars" is blatantly anti-
youth. Your editorial reinforces
this position when you snobishly
speak of the "affront to all self-
respecting dope smokers, area
residents, and thinking people
everywhere" created by what
you insensitively describe as "a
semi - spontaneous influx of
disgusting non-local non-stu-
dents who leave their brains
and their manners elsewhere."
Leaving aside the disturbing
provincialism and middle-class
mentality reflected in your posi-
tion, we are surprised to find
it articulated in a student news-
paper whose staff and reader-
ship is largely composed of
young people just emerging
from the oppressed class of
A similar contempt for young
people under 18 was demon-
strated by the University ad-
ministration. The hand-out
"Anti-Youth University to,
Smash Hash Bash," distributed
on the Diag last Friday morn-
ing, focused on facts linking
the University full scale attack
designed to discourage the
Hash Bash as a campaign
clearly aimed at the systemat-
ically exclusion of young peo-
ple. This included, the policy of
strictly enforcing public nuis-
ance laws combined with an
all-out campaign (according to
the University Record of March
28th) of "contacting area (and
greater Detroit) school officials,
parents, and other community
persons to communicate the se-
clrity precautions being taken
this year".
If the Hash Bash "initiated as
a political act" in 1972, as your
editorial states, no longer is so
for the University community,
this merely means that campus
politics have fizzled out. From
its ashes, the phoenix of Youth
Politics has risen. Consequent-

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sic human rights. Concern about
possible disruption of classes
by the noise, and the fear gen-
erated by the flow of people
in public buildings simply look-
ing for a rest room, mustn't ob-
scure the central issue which is'
that fascist tactics are being
planned to smash a politically
significant people's holiday.
"Young people must demon-
strate their solidarity by ignor-
ing the University policy and by
congregating on the Diag as us-
ual on April 1st. Any disruption
of 'business as usual' will only
be incidental to the clear ies-
sage we will send to the same
ruling class that only a few
years ago condemned 2,000,000
Vietnamese and 55,000 Ameri-
cans to death:
"We will resist your convert-
ing us into mindless adult con-
sumers like our parents. This
symbolic victory will be ours.
"From Ann Arbor and the
greater Detroit area be on the

Diag for the 6th Annua
Arbor Hash Bash, and
them the message."
We, lesbians and gay
actively support younga
in their class struggle as
dren" against sexist and
wise oppressive societalr
We are affiliated with Ar
bor EASY (Easy Access t
vices for Youth), and m
the Gay Commlnity Se
Center, at 612 S. Forest -
B. For more information
the GCS Center 665-8838.
Gays in Supporta
Youth Liberation
To The Daily:
It is necessary for more
said about the current P1
uation. We are disappoin
the lack of coverage tha
Daily has given to this
lem. The truth has not
told, and I wish to reve

i Ann facts about PBB. The foods that
send contain the chemical include
the following: Milk, cheese, but-
males ter, sour cream, ice cream, yo-
people gurt, chicken, pork, and low-
"chil- grade beef. These foods are
other- contaminated with PBB and
norms, are harmful to the human
nn Ar- body. The human body does not
to Ser- decompose PBB, nor can it be
eet at removed as waste. The PBB
ervices stays in the body where it
- Suite harms the digestive system
phone causing stomach and intestinal
disorders. The chemical also
of has been linked to disorders of
the skin and nervous system.
These include a chemically-in-
P811 duced acne, excessive growth
of hair and nails, and possible
loss of memory. These facts
to be were made available through a
BB sit- study done by scientists here at
ted by the University of Michigan.
3t The They examined 300 residents of
prob- lower Michigan and found ex-
been cessive doses of PBB in many
al the of them. They also found doses

of PBB in the breast milk of
many females. These facts sup-
port our argument which is in
favor of banning all foods which
contain PBB. We also would
like to see all mothers have
their breast milk checked for
any measurable traces of PBB,
and if any traces are found we
feel that they should nurse their
babies only with non-Michigap
cow's milk.
The foods containing PBB
are still being sold, and for ,p
time being if is necessary or
every citizen in Michigan to re-
frain from consuming these
contaminated foods. It would
also be helpful if this newspap-
er told the public the true facts
about PBB. We would apprec-
iate a concerted effort by the
Michigan Daily and by our leg-
islators in Lansing in order to
rid this state of this dangerous
Leonard Mutnick
Brenda Dudzinski


rVHERE IS A NEW KIND OF GROWTH taking place on cam-
pus right now. For lack of a better label, it is called "The
Returning Student Movement." I am part of that movement,
and I find it the most rewarding experience of my life, for
I have begun to grow again at the age of fifty, and thanks
to academic consideration, it is a growth of a measurable
Unlike the conventional LSA student, I returned 'to the
university already educated by long experience with that real
world from which I came. But my education there, systematized
by my natural role of full time wife and mother, employed
dynamics of a different kind. The mental faculty which that
natural role utilizes for learning is perception, rather than
the abstract verbal-conceptual faculty developed here at the
As a mother I was prompted by that natural perception
to consider first those who were totally dependent upon me,
and then myself. That kind of consideration became a habit,
which continued until I perceived the roles of adult and child
beginning to reverse. As my children's verbal-conceptual abili-
ties grew, due to formal education, and mine remained the
same, a communication gap appeared between us, and gradu-
ally widened. It was a gap which not only interfered with

I was clumsy with the simplest study procedures at first,
while all about me took their academic capabilities for grant-
ed. That clumsiness, combined with the automatic revival of
self-consciousness, which afflicts the mature adult made to
compete with youth in a world of the young,- made me miser-
able, and misery loves company. That's how I came to know
other equally pained people, who were caught up in this new
kind of growth. With the help of the University, the Center
for Continuing Education of Women, and the Commission for
Women, together we generated an academic aid for ourselves
in the form of a Returning Student Lounge, which now operates
from Room 3205 of the Michigan Union. There, peer support,
coffee for a nickel (while it lasts), and a wealth of informa-
tion sources specifically designed to help the returner are now
available for the asking.
YET IT WAS WORTH all of the discomfort involved in my
reentry to formal education to discover as I have, how dif-
ferent the returning mind is from the advancing mind of the
young. You could call it the difference between reaping and
sowing. Translated into intellectual terms it is the difference
between recognition and cognition. And now that I have ex-
perienced how the returning mind operates; and the sense of
ultimate growth which it brings, I am anxious to pass that
experience on. For it appears from where I now stand that
the growth of the individual, when extended far enough, reveals
a natural energy source as yet undeveloped in our society, for
the simple reason that there is no systematic means available
as yet for developing it.
sMy experience withLSA gives me ample reason to be-
lieve that the human faculty for recognition, guided by a suit-
able academic program, is capable of developing to the point
where personal truth can be identified with universal truth,
energizing the physical truth can be identified with universal
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