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Page 2-Tuesday, May 8, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Editor blasts court restraint

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engien is cooled not by water, but by
air. The article is at that level of
sophistication,"Day said.
"There's not a single
mathematical equation," he added.
Day admitted there were some sket-
ches which accompanied the article,
but these were "crude, hand-drawn
Day, whose audience consisted
primarily of students in Prof. John
Stevens' Journalism 202 class, also
said the First Amendment stands in
"real danger" of being eroded fur-
ther because the case has not been
universally supported in the press.
papers such as The Washington
Post, and The Los Angeles Times
hve hurt The Progressive's case,
Day said.
"Much of the liberal press is op-
Doctor calls
for ethics in
Doctors and lawyers are not well-
trained to deal with ethical problems
such as their emotions and those of
their clients, says a Univesity
psychiatry and law professor.
According to Dr. Andrew Watson,
there is a need to hold the image of
caring about the consumer among
professionals. "By definition,
professionals regulate themselves," he
said. "There isn't peer pressure being
applied (to be ethical)," he said, adding
more of such pressure exist in Britain.
Watson said when peer pressure
doesn't exist, other forces from outside
the professional field, such as malprac-
tice suits and governmental interferen-
ce take over.
To counteract this lack of ethics,
Watson said, more courses are being
developed to help students. "In conjun-
ction with Legal Aid, we have seminars
to discuss lawyer/client conflicts" such
as when a lawyer is asked to deal with a
subject he knows little about.
Watson said each law student does a
See M.D., Page7

posing us on the grounds that it's not
the time to be going to court with a
First Amendment case," he said.
These newspapers contend the case
might damage continued gover-
nment adherence to First Amen-
dment rights, he added.
"Liberties mean nothing unless
you exercise them," Day said.
He also condemned the press for
defacto restraint, a form of self-
restraint or self-censorship. "It
doesn't matter whether or not
there's an official court order, or an
inner gyroscope that's telling editors
and reporters to stay away from
this," he said. "It's the same thing."
it's a matter of survival of this coun-
try that American people cross the
threshold and ask questions about
what's going on. Now is the time tok
cross the threshold, not in some
other decade," he said.
The magazine has been fighting a
court battle since March 9, 1979,
over whether it would be allowed to
print the story about the hydrogen
bomb. Day said the intent of the ar-
ticle was to show how easy it is to
piece together information to build
the bomb, and to take issue with
government secrecy.

On March 23, U.S. District Court
Judge Robert Warren of Milwaukee,
issued an injunction preventing The
Progressive from publishing the
story. Also, neither its editors nor
the article's author are allowed to
discuss anything contained within
the story.
The Progressive is appealing the
case, and the appeal will be argued
in the Seventh District Court of Ap-
peals in June with a decision to be
handed down sometime this sum-
mer, Day said.
LAST WEEK, the board of direc-
tors of the American Society of
Newspaper Editors voted
unanimously to join in The
Progressive's appeal of the case.
"I'm one of three individuals in
the United States who are expressly
forbidden from uttering or com-
municating information which I
have discovered purely on my own
initiative," Day said. "It's not as
though I looked into a secret gover-
nment file."
"I'm in the position of having part
of my brain being frozen under pain
of severe penalty for contempt of
court for mere expression of an
idea," he added. "I have got to abide
by a rule with which I am certainly

State, 'U' set to bargain

(Continued from Page 1)
"I THINK the assumption is the ap-
plication (the plans) will be modified,"
Ziel said, but he reassured University
officials the plans would not be sent
back to the regional health planning
Regional health planners - objecting
to the size and cost of the replacement
project - earlier recommended the
MDPH disapprove the University's
Changes in the plans at this stage are
expected to delay the planning process
30 to 60 days, but Interim University
President Allan Smith said yesterday
such a delay would be insignificant.
AT THE MEETING in Lansing, Ziel
told the University delegation of four -
Smith, University Vice-President for
State Relations Richard Kennedy,
University Hospital Director Jeptha
Dalston, and Hospital Planning Direc-
tor Douglas Sarbach - that the Univer-
sity should define how much space it

plans for hospital use and how much for
educational use. Smith said after the
meeting if hospital planners cut
classrooms and offices from the
hospital plan it would reduce the cost of
the project by a "sizeable amount."
MDPH officials asked the University
to consider cutting 50 or 60 beds from
the proposed hospital, and plan for
fewer private rooms.
The University was also asked to
specify whether it would use the old
main building after the replacement
hospital is completed in 1986. Smith
replied, "My guess is that it will be a
demolition job."
yesterday, which follows approval by
Governor Milliken and MDPH director
Begin's invitt
'blackmail' b

infundamental disagreement."
DAY ALSO explained that the
problem is a conflict between two
concepts. One involves the Atomic
Energy Act of 1954, which gives the
Atomic Energy Commission the
authority to classify any information
that concerns the design or
manufacture of nuclear weapons, or
other strategic material.
The other deals with the First
Amendment, which guarantees
freedom of the press.
Day described the Progressive as
a "profoundly anti-war magazine,
which mistrusts big government and
big business."
MORLAND SAID he and his
editors became very concerned with
the secrecy surrounding nuclear
weapons and set out to prove that it
would be easy to find out how to
build a bomb, and that "what they
(government officials) claimed was
such a deep secret was really no
secret at all."
Day called the government's
claim that other countries would be
able to build the bomb sooner as a
result of The Progressive article an
on hospital
Maurice Reizen, effectively resolves
the issue of special consideration for
the project, which had previously
divided University and regional plan-
The CHPC-SEM staff also objected
to the method of financing the hospital,
saying that patients would be paying
twice for health care provided at the
hospital - once through payment of
their taxes, and once through regular
hospital fees.
The University argues that because
the hospital is a center of research,
education, and specialized care, it is a
state resource and the plans should be
given special consideration in the
regional planning process.
ation called
y Lebanese
State Department officials said U.S.
Ambassador Samuel Lewis met with
Israeli government officials in
Jerusalem to ask that the raids be en-
ded. The officials, who asked not to be
named, did not say whether Lewis
carried the message before or after
Ghali asked the.United States to inter-
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Shimon Peres, leader of Israel's op-
position Labor Party, called Begin's of-
fer a "farce."
"What is the meaning of this?" he
asked. "As if Sarkis would decide to
come without the consent of
IT IS UNLIKELY that hardline
Syria, which maintains 22,000 troops in
Lebanon, would allow Sarkis to meet
Begin. The Syrian forces were sent to
end Lebanon's 1975-76 civil war, where
right-wing Christians battled leftist
Moslems and Palestinian guerrillas.
The Damascus government is one of the
leaders of Arab rejection of the Egyp-
tian-Israeli peace treaty.
In Cairo yesterday, Egyptian Foreign
Minister Butros Ghali called for the
United States to "firmly intervene" to
stop the Is'aeli raids, which he said
were exposing the whole Middle.East
to grave dangers."
The Middle East News Agency said
Ghali passed the request through U.S.

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