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Ninety- Two Years
I Of
Editorial Freedom

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WARM
It should be mild again
today with a high in the
mid-60s and increasing
cloudiness with a chance of
showers.

Ten Cents Eight Pages

Vol. XCII.I No. 45

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, October 31, 1981

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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Tisch and hs -
Tisch and his tax cuts return -again

By BARRY WITT
Robert Tisch, and all that is associated with his name,
has returned.
The Shiawassee County Drain Commissioner said
yesterday in a telephone interview that he will submit his
third property tax relief proposal to the voters in 1982. He
already has placed himself in contention for the 1982
Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
CANDIDATE AND tax-cut advocate Tisch will bring his
solutions for the state's economic ills to campus Wednesday
during a Viewpoint Lecture Series engagement.
The mere mention of Tisch's name conjurs up night-
mares for some University administrators, faculty mem-
bers, and students, who fear that a Tisch tax cut would
mean a devastating cutback in state support of higher
education.
Administrators and student government leaders had
helped lead a fight to defeat Tisch's earlier ballot
proposals. Now Tisch says he may be ready to try to win
support for a third cut plan.
"I seriously thought I wouldn't have to (propose a tax
cut) again," Tisch said. "I can't believe the political body
has not gotten the message."n
TISCH, WHOSE first two attempts at slashing state

property tax rates lost in 1978 and 1980, said his third try
will have the same objectives. But, Tisch said, "We've got a
different ball game this year."
Along with Tisch for governor and the Tisch III tax-cut
proposal for November 1982, the candidate said he hopes
state residents will vote to reinstate legislators as part-time
officials.
All three parts of the package are necessary to achieve
reforms, said Tisch. "No one person alone is going to turn
this state around as governor."
BUT THE ELECTION is still a year off. In the meantime,
the controversial tax-cutter must gain the Democratic
nomination for governor. And legislators, concerned about
taxpayer demand for reform, are attempting to appease
the public with less drastic tax changes between now and
the election.
Tisch said he decided to run as a Democrat because "the
party has always represented everything that was people-
oriented."
Hesaid President John Kennedy was a great Democratic
economic reformer. "If Kennedy had lived, we would not be
near the collapse we are facing now," Tisch said.
"KENNEDY CUT taxes like I never even dreamed of,

and the country boomed just like California is booming now
(in the aftermath of property tax-slashing Proposition 13),"
Tisch added.
Although he sees hope for the party, Tisch said
Democrats in recent years have been "guilty of feathering
their own nests and not paying attention to the people."
He said his tax cuts are aimed more at reforming gover-
nment than just reducing taxes. Citing the state Depar-
tment of Natural Resources as one government agency
wasting taxpayer dollars, Tisch said, "You'd be sick (with
it), unless you planned a career in public service and didn't
give a damn."
"People can't eat fish out of the Shiawassee River now for
one simple reason: DNR (state Department of Natural
Resources) people knew (it was being polluted) for years
and didn't do anything about it," the drain commissioner
said.
THROUGH PROPERTY tax cuts, the legislature would
be forced to trim its own bureaucracy, he said.
Previous Tisch tax-cut measures would have required
that the state make up any revenues lost by local gover-
See TISCH, Page 2

Robert Tisch

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Polish leader
.warns union,

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Premier
Wojciech Jaruzelski threatened yester-
day to use 'extraordinary means of ac-
tion" against Solidarity if the union
failed to heed a parliamentary call for
an. immediate end to the strikes that are
keeping Poland in turmoil.
Jaruzelski, in his nationally televised
address to Parliament, attacked
Solidarity for creating an "atmosphere
of strikes ...according to all rules of
psychological war. Let the response of
the government be clear and frank. We
warn against the language of threats.,
From such threats, there is only one
step to crime. History knows such
examples." '
He said Solidarity extremists were
trying to form a "countergovernment,"
but that Poland's leaders were trying to

acti.on
avoid "catastrophe," by all means, and
that he felt the nation's wisdom could
"bar by a joint effort the road to
tragedy."
JARUZELSKI also named a non-
communist and a Catholic to his gover-
nment and reshuffled five Cabinet posts
in an apparent effort to gain broader
support.
"In connection with the dangerous
situation in the country, I conveyed to
the Sejm Parliament a government
draft proposal for a law on extraor-
dinary means of action to protect
citizens and state," said Jaruzelski,
who is also Poland's Communist Party
chief and defense minister.
"If this resolution of the Sejm is not
respected, I shall propose in an urgent
See POLISH, Page 2

City cost
of living
still above
average,
study finds
By ROSEMARY LARK
Ann Arbor's cost of living is falling
relative to the rest of the nation, but it is
still 7 percent higher than the national
average.
The figures come from a quarterly
report issued by the American Cham-
ber of Commerce Researchers
Association, in which more than 230
cities participated. The Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce contributed'
local price listings.
THE DECLINE for the third quarter
was the result of a drop in the average
cost of housing and transportation in
the Ann Arbor area, said Jean Jackman
of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commer-
ce. The All-Items Index used by the
Chamber of Commerce measures
nationwide variations in the costs of 44
consumer goods and services, including
food, housing, utilities, transportation
See COST, Page 2

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Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM.
Believe it or not

Jango Edwards, leader of the 1981 Ozone Parade, rumbles down a sidewalk outside the Ann Arbor Bank and Trust on
Liberty St. in an exhibition of alternative culture. "Part of Ann Arbor's alternative culture is still alive and well," said
Larry Behnke, a coordinator of this year's parade. The annual parade, started as an alternative to the more traditional
Homecoming parade in 1972, was held on city sidewalks because police charge $1200 to arrange security for a street
parade, Edwards said.

4

Laboratory care facility
monitors animal research

By JOYCE FRIEDEN
On any given day, students and faculty
members are experimenting with
animals. The pharmacology depar-
tment is using dogs to simulate human
heart conditions in research, the
toxicology department is testing
hallucinogens on rats, and the
psychology department is studying
brain organization in monkeys.
The care and feeding of these resear-
ch animals is the responsibility of the
unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
located in the basement of the Medical
Sciences Building. In addition to
making periodic visits of research sites
in 23 buildings on campus, ULAM em-
ployees also house and care for ap-
proximately 60 percent of the research
animals in their own facilities, said
ULAM Director Bennett Cohen.
PROFESSORS WHO plan to use
animals in research projects must first
fill out a Notice of Intent supplied by
ULAM, answering questions about

facilities, surgical procedures, drugs to
be administered and forms of
euthaniasia to be given.
Animals used in research are ob-
tained in several ways, said Cohen.
Dogs, for example, often are bought
from a licensed dealer who has ob-
tained them from a public pound. Rab-
bits, on the other hand, are bought from
breeders.
Cohen said ULAM is very careful
about where it obtains research
animals. The lab, for example, would
never buy a dog that might turn out to
be a lost pet.
"IF SOMEONE came here tomorrow
and said, 'I've got two dogs to sell.
you,' there is no way we would take
them," said Cohen. "We don't want to
be a mechanism for selling stolen
animals."
The question of whether animals
should be used in experiments is a
philosophical debate among members
of the humane movement, said Eileen
Liska-Stevens, Community Relations

Director of the Huron Valley Humae
Society. The Huron Valley society has
had a policy of not selling animals for
research purposes ever since it was
founded in the 1890s, Liska-Stevens
said, adding that other humane
societies may not have such policies.
"I do not dispute the idea that there
are legitimate needs for animals in
research," she said, "but not all in-
stitutions have the high-quality
program that Michigan has.
"NOT ALL OF the animals are used
for research in higher education," she
continued. "Some are used by private
industries, such as the cleaning,
cosmetics, and soap industries."
Some- of the tests performed on
animals by industry researchers have
involved'a great deal of pain for the
animals, Liska-Stevens said. An
example of this is the Draize Test,
required until recently by the FDA for
testing the eye-irritability level of
soaps. According to Humane Society
See CARE, Page 3

Daily Photo by KIM HILL
JIM ALFORD, ASSISTANT director of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, inspects a dog enclosure at the care
facility for animals used in University research.

TODAY
Turn Of events
HINGS HAVE GONE topsy-turvy on the Great
Falls, Montana, crime scene. Charles Follick, a
member of a local anti-crime organization, has
been charged with shop-lifting. District Judge H
William Coder is being hauled into court by his neighbors
for letting his dogs bark. And Andrea Hemstad, a promoter
of another crime-prevention organization, has been ripped
off by burglars. Follick is a long-time member of the

borhood Watch Program in cooperation with Great Falls
police. No one was watching her home, however, when
burglars stole a $225 bicycle from her garage last week.
Police say the garage was unlocked. E
It's fine to kiss
As newlyweds will, they kissed as they waited at a
stoplight-until they heard the sirens and saw the lights.
And that's when William Brook, a motorcycle policeman,
started writing tickets for Dr. Ron Cherry and his wife, Dr.
Melissa Cherry, both residents at Vanderbilt Hospital in
Nashville. Tenn. "It's ridiculous to get a ticket for kissing

car's Kentucky license plates and asked to see the
registration. And he just kept on writing tickets. "The first
ticket was for careless driving because we were kissing at
an intersection," Cherry said. "Then, there was another
one for not having a Tennessee license plate and the last one
was for not having a Metro sticker. The whole thing came
out to $40 worth of'fines." Cherry said he is unrepentant.
"Even if we have to pay a fine, I can tell you it's not going to
keep us from kissing in the car in the future," he said. Q
Wear these
What's big in Halloween costumes this year? Anything

samurais, a holdover from last year's Shogun mania. Gyp-
sies, genies, nuns, and futuristic space costumes of all kin-
ds, he said. Jack Kirkby, president of Costumes Unlimited,
noted Wednesday that all of his Scarlett O'Hara outfits have
been rented. "I still have 1890's bathing suits and Arabs,"
he said. "Arabs are not a big item this year. But it's a
desperate time. If the costume fits, the customer will wear
it." Christine Dreznes, owner of the Beverly Costume Shop,
said, "Gorillas are not too popular this year. It's the real
flashy things that are big. Fast movers include the harem
girls and the musketeers - they like the big hats." 0
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