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Ninety- Two Years
Editorial Freedom


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A chance of rain late this
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Vol. XCII, No. 17,

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, September 29, 1981

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


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Nearly a year after the hazing of five Michigan hockey
players brought tie issue to light, the University is still,
struggling to put together a hazing policy.
Budget worries over the summer have delayed con-
sideration of the proposed policy, which would define hazing
but would not specify any punishments for it.
THE PROPOSAL now sits on the desk of Vice President for
Student Services Henry Johnson, who is reviewing it and will
pass it on to the University's executive officers for further
A student group made up of fraternity and sorority leaders
and led by Chris Carlsen of the Student Organizations Ac-
tivities and programs office, has been meeting since April,
1980 to hammer out'the hazing guidelines.
The reason it has taken the group this long to come this far
is that they're treading on new territory, Carlsen explained.
The University has traditionally avoided hazing matters, and
it takes a long time to change that attitude, she said.
THE HAZING definition that has been developed by the
student group would apply to fraternities, sororities, Univer-
sity clubs and athletic teams, Carlsen said.
The draft defines hazing as "any willful act, with or
without ifitent to harm," including activities involving
physical or mental assault, degradation, forced consumption
of food and drink, mandatory personal servitude, impair-
ment of civil liberties or academic performance or violations
of the law.
"The policy (definition) is fine," Johnson said last week.
But, Johnson said the group must propose some penalties for
violators and a grievance process before the University's
executive officers evaluate anti-hazing guideline,.
One problem with establishing an anti-hazing policy is that
the University at this time has no legal jurisdiction over what
fraternities and sororities do to pledges.
"THUS FAR, WE (the University) take the position that
fraternity and sorority hazing is not our .business," explained
Johnson. "There are legal remedies students can turns to for
help," he said.
One remedy to this issue may be legislation proposed by
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) which would give

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Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
False alarm
Students outside Angell Hall get some fire drill practice after a fire alarm went off in the building
yesterday afternoon. Six vehicles were sent to answer the call, which turned out to be a false alarm.
University security and fire officials are still uncertain of the cause of the alarm.

.,Adult Activities Program holds;
dance classes in dormitories

From AP and UPI
LONDON - The London Stock Ex-
change led a string of world markets in-
to a breathtaking plunge yesterday in
trading that one broker likened to a
"free-fall without a parachute."
About $6.4 billion in British stock
value was wiped out *of investors' ac-
counts in a market already drained by
two weeks of losses totaling $25.81
"A trend, once started like this,,
usually goes too far," said John Brew,
analyst for the London brokerage house
Grieveson Grant,
THE DOWNWARD trend hit the New
York Stock Exchange in early trading
with the Dow Jones index falling 15
But then it turned upward, gathering
momentum as it went. By the close of
trading the widely recognized yardstick
of market trends stood at 842.56, up
18.55 on the day.
That gloom-to-euphoria turnaround
contrasted sharply with the news from
most foreign markets, which were bat-
tered by selling amid what one analyst
described as talk 'of "a world-wide
THE FALL in the London market -
the worst-ever FT index drop was 24
points in the midst of a change in
government in March 1974 was just
one of several spectacular falls in world
markets Monday.
* In Tokyo, the Nikkei=Dow index for
225 major issues slumped 302.84,
closing at 7,037.12 in the worst single-
day plunge ever. "It was as if the bot-
tom of a bucket had fallen off," said one
Tokyo broker.
* In Hong Kong, shares plummeted.
to their lowest level of the year, 1,245.26
on the Hang Seng index, a drop of
* In Zurich, the drop was the worst in
61/2 years, 5.3 points on the Credit Suisse
stock index, which closed at 230.0.
+ In Paris, the Bourse market in-
dicator dropped 3.57 percent on the day,
having been off by 4.76 percent at mid-

" The Toronto stock ma'rket plunged
54.48 points in early trading, but
recouped to 1806.62 by 1 p.m., down 5.86
points on the day.
Other sharp drops were reported in
Singapore, Frankfurt and Sydney.
Explanations for the -fall abounded.
Most centered on investor fears of
rising interest rates' and worldwide
Adding to those fears, however, was a'
prediction by Wall Street guru Joseph
Granville last week of a record-setting
"Blue Monday" that would rock the
world's financial foundations.
FOR BRITISH investors, the driving
force apparently was fear that interest
rates, already at a prime lending rate
of 14 percent, could go as high as the
record of 17 percent. Ordinary
customers for such loans as mortgages
pay two percentage points above the
"A wind of panic is blowing over
Western markets and Paris is feeling
the chill," a French stock broker said.
"The situation around the world is not
encouraging. The Reagan magic is not
working any more."~
The U.S. stock market failed to bear
- out Granville's prophecy that the Dow
Jones industrial average soon would
sink to the 700's. Some analysts said it
was rumored professional traders had
decided not to sell-to discredit one of
America's most influential but flam-
boyant forecasters.
THE NEW YORK market's rebound
came as a relief to traders who had
been watching the Dow Jones industrial
average fall more than 200 points since
last spring. On April 27, it stood at an
eight-year higli of 1,024.05.
Trading activity during the day never,
reached the pace of the silver crisis in
early 1980 involving the Hunt brothers
of Texas, or of the 23.$0-point drop last
Jan. 7 when Granville urged his
followers to "sell everything."
That day a record 92.89 million shares
were traded' on the NYSE. Monday's
volume, by a preliminary estimate,
came to 61.80 million shares.

Dormitories are providing something
else this year besides a place to eat,
sleep, and be merry.
Due to an increased demand for dan-
ce classes, and lack of space in the Cen-
tral Campus Recreation Building, 12
dance classes are being offered this
term by the Adult Activities Program
at several campus dorm lounges.
This year about 120 people tended to
show up for (each of the five) classes
that could only take about 60," said Kay

Nielsen, a dance instructor. "Some get
off the wait list, but not many," she
The 12 classes, which average about
25 students each, are being offered
during the late afternoon and early
evening hours ,in student lounges at
Markley, Betsy Barbour, Helen
Newberry, Stockwell, Mosher Jordan
and Martha Cook halls, according to
Phyllis Weikart, coordinator of the
Adult Activities Program.
The program has hired two full-time
dance instructors and two graduate

students who each teach 20 meetings
spaning 10 weeks, Weikart said. Class
participants pay $26 for the course, she
DURING ONE afternoon session, in-
structed by Mary Howell, students
spent 10 minutes warming up to slow-
paced music. Then the class began
dancing simple routines calling for a
variety of jumps, kicks, and stretches.
Fast-paced rock and roll set the beat.
"It's fun to exercise to the music,"
said LSA sophomore Hana Schneider

after a vigorous workout at Martha
Cook hall. "I have a strong dance
background and am-still getting a good
workout, it's a demanding exercise
During Howell's class, students
checked their pulses to gage how much
they are pushing themselves. The last,
10 minutes of class were devoted to slow
stretching exercises in order to cool
See ADULT, Page 5

IX x


WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for John Hinckley
Jr. notified a federal court yesterday that they plan to
contend the accused presidential assailant is in-
nocent by reason of insanity.
The decision means Hinckley's 26-year life will
likely be put on display before a jury, including his
obsession with actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley wrote
that he would "get Reagan" to impress her.
IF PAST PRACTICE in insanity cases is followed,
competing psychiatrists would play a significant role'
in the trial - which is unlikely to begin before
December. The experts would help the jury decide
whether mental illness prevented Hinckley from un-
ddrstanding the wrongfulness of his actions.
A verdict of innocent by reason of insanity would
send Hinckley to a mental institution until a judge
ruled he was no longer dangerous to himself or to
others because of mental illness. Hinckley could face
life imprisonment if convicted of crimes in the 13-

count indictment.
HINCKLEY'S LAWYERS, partners of famed
criminal defense attorney Edward Bennett Williams,
waited until the last possible moment to raise the in-
sanity defense. District Judge Barrington Parker had
set yesterday as the deadline for the notification,
which is required under federal rules of criminal
Hinckley's lawyers also asked for a split trial, with
the first part devoted to testimony about the shooting
of President Reagan and three others March 30 out-
side a Washington hotel. The second phase would be
the attempt to prove Hinckley innocent by reason of
Since the shooting, Hinckley has been extensively
examined by three separate teams of psychiatrists,
with one team appointed by the court and the others
hired by the defense and prosecutors.

' student raped
in home, near campus

A 21-year-old University student was
raped in her apartment on the 500 block
of Lawrence early yesterday morning
after her assailant entered her
unlocked apartment, police said. This is
the third rape in the city this month.
The suspect, described by police to be
in his mid-twenties,. entered through an
unlocked door in the rear of the building
at about 3:00 a.m. The assailant en-
tered the victim's room, also unlocked,

and threatened her with a knife. He
then raped her and fledthe apartment:
She was treated at University
Hospital and released.
Sgt. William Canada of the Ann Arbor
Police Department said there was no
way of telling if the suspect in all three
rape cases is the same man. He added
that there is no indication that yester-
day's victim knew her assailant.

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Anybody out there?
LL OUTER SPACE civilizations have until
midnight Wednesday to contact earth. That's:
when the Reagan administration plans to
disconnect the official U.S. switchboard charged
with the task of listening for any signal from intelligent
beings in space. The project-just one of scores of federal
programs discontinued in Reagan's 1982 fiscal
budget-uses giant dish receivers that scan the universe for
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He's also used to having money thrown at him-by Yankee .
management at contract time. But lately, Jackson is ex-
periencing a new type of acclaim. Fans have started
tossing cash at him, and the money really starts flying
when Jackson hits his renowned home runs. What does
Jackson do when the bills and coins pour in around him? "I
pick them up," he explained. Sunday's collection came to
$82.50 and would have been substantially more, Jackson
said, except security officers chased him off the field as he
was collecting the windfall. Jackson, who takes the whole
fad as a "compliment" says he plans to put the money to
good use. "I'm going to put it together in a trophy-maybe

between 7 and 8 feet tall, standing upright, and running
near the White River bottoms on the county's southwest
side. "All the subjects we talked to were sober," Wilson
said. "They appeared to really have seen something."
Wilson said sheriff's police investigated but found no
evidence of the creature. "We just don't know what to make
of it," he said. Q
Bijan's bullet-proof vests
Beverly Hills men's fashion designer Bijan Paksad is of-
fering his hig name clients a lightweight hullet-nroof lining

ted felon, is nearly broke, according to his friends. So he
decided to raise a little money by putting his personal and
political momentos on the auction block. An embossed
briefcase, state-seal cufflinks and personalized hard
hats-used at groundbreakings-were-sold as more than
200 people jammed a warehouse Saturday to bid on Blan-
ton's goods. The total amount, realized from the sale was not
immediately available, but friends say Blanton needed
money badly to pay for legal fees and fines from his June 9
conviction of conspiracy and mail fraud charges. Among
the auctioned items was a blue Lincoln Continental he
drove in his 1974 campaign. It went for $1,950 to another
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