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Ninety-One Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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*Vol.

XCI, No. 101

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wednesday, January 28, 1981

Ten Cents

Ten-Pages

Native
Americans
lose appeal

against

'U,

GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Chairman John Nystuen discusses the future of the department with graduate geography students
yesterday. The program has been singled out by University administrators for possible discontinuance.

Geo gra phy
Py SUE INGLIS candidate who r
Some students who had mapped out study here fromt
plans to complete a geography degree Foundation. She s
reacted with disappointement yester- received such a
day .to the news that their program 'says that we'r
may be discontinued after the 1981-82 right here."
academic year. LSA Dean John
"I think it's a political move," said, that the Universit
Ph.D. candidate Bob Rice. "The accomodate all
problem is an ignorance (of concentrators -s
geography) on the part of the ad- the beginning a
ministration." program. Knott a
"I WAS PRETTY disappointed (by the 32 graduates
the decision)," said Dawn McMartin, tinue to work wi
an LSA senior concentrating in dissertations.
geography. "The professors were But according t
very dedicated. I really question the tment Chairman.
amount of money they will save, con- year graduate st
sidering the (academic loss to the difficulty complet
University." LSA DEAN JO
"I'm really amazed that this would Geography Chair
happen," said Anita Caplin, a Ph.D. Monday that h

cut

eceived a grant to
the National Science
said the fact that she
prestigious grant
e doing something
Knott said Monday
ty may n'ot be able to
30 undergraduate
specifically those at
and middle of the
dded, however, that
students would con-
ith faculty on their
o Geography Depar-
John Nystuen, first.
Iudents would have
ing the program.
HN Knott informed
man John Nystuen
he and the LSA

Executive Committee set the discon-
tinuance proceedings in motion "after
careful deliberationin the context of
the severe budgetary cuts facing the
college."
Knott said he and the executive
committee have considered moving
forward with-such proceedings since
last fall, and decided to go ahead with
them "over the past few weeks."
Nystuen met with about 25
geography graduate students yester-
day to discuss the possible discon-
tinuance of the department. He also
outlined the key contentions he will
present to the special review commit-
tee to persuade them to recommend
that the department be maintained.
The special review committee,
created in accordance with the
. programdiscontinuance guidelines
adopted by the Regents in October

;tudents
1979, will be comprised of Economics
Prof. Harvey Brazer, History Prof.
Sidney Fine, and Acting Chairman of
the, Psychology Department Albert
Cain, according to Dean Knott. Knott
said he and the executive committee
selected the review committee.
FOLLOWING the review, the commit-
tee will consult the governing board of
the LSA faculty, and then the LSA
Dean and the executive committee
will decide whether to recommend
discontinuance to Vice President Bill
Frye. If the recommendation is en-
dorsed by Frye and approved by the
Regents, the program will be
eliminated.
Nystuen said. he w ould seek
equitable and unprejudiced review.
but cautioned that the department is
"already at a disadvantage because
we have been asked why we shouldn't
continue.

By LINDA RUECKERT
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled
yesterday that an 1817 treaty between
the U.S. government and three Native
American tribes does not require the
University to pay for the complete
education of Native American students.
The appeals court decision, which
follows nine and one half years of
litigation, upheld a ruling made by a
Washtenaw County Circuit Court judge
in April 1979.
Elmer White, the attorney who
represented the three Native American
tribes involved in the lawsuit, said that
during the litigation "the University
has educated more Indians from Bom-
bay and Calcutta than it has from
Cheboygan and Bay City.
"IT'S A SAD commentary on the sen-
se of values of the Regents that they
would tolerate this injustice," White
said. He added that he would consult
with his clients about a possible appeal
of the decision to the state Supreme
Court.
University Attorney Roderick Daane
said the decision was not unexpected,
"but it is gratifying to have the Univer-
sity's position sustained by the appeals
court.
"Our position has never been that
assistance to Native American students
should be denied," he added. "The
University awards scholarships and
other financial aid to qualified Native

American students, and will continue to
do so. The only decision in the lawsuit
was that the treaty did 'not create a
trust in favor of Indian students.
IN THE LAWSUIT, descendants of
the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi
tribes which signed the 1817 Treaty of
Fort Meigs claimed that 1,920 acres of
Native American land at three
Michigan locations were transferred to
a Detroit church and the "corporation
of the college at Detroit," the forerun-
ner of the University, for the purpose of
ensuring the education of the tribes'
progeny.
The Regents never provided for the
education of the tribes' descendants,
the lawsuit:continued. Furthermore,
the Regents sold the land, combined the
land sale funds with other monies, and
used those funds for purposes other
than the education of Native
Americans, as provided for in the
treaty, said the plaintiffs in the case.
"The University has pulled off the
greatest larceny in the history of this
state," White said. "In the nine and one
half years we have litigated this case
we gave the courts the opportunity to do
justice. It's a sad commentary that the
courts did not accept the opportunity to
do justice, but then that's nothing new
when it comes to American Indians.. .
If the Regents had any sense of con-
science they would be ashamed of
themselves."
See NATIVE, Page 2

'U oficials see hope
iibALERT
in Mlllken budge.t Rdociezw

State police
call nuke

By BARRY WITT
Stressing that the University is
not yet over its fiscal problems,
administrators expressed
cautious optimism yesterday
about the University's financial
future in light of proposed state
budget figures released Monday.
Gov. William Milliken's an-
nouncement ofsa $17 million, 12.4
percent increase in state ap-
propriatioris to the University is
still a ong way from certainty,
however, since the entire budget
must be reviewed and approved
by the legislature later this year.
AT THIS TIME last year, the
governor proposed an increase
over the previous year of nine
percent which has since been cut
to a three percent decrease
because of the state's financial
crisis.
But based on projections for the
coming year, the state expects its
failing economy to at least "flat-
ten out," according to Patrick
McCarthy, assistant to the state
budget director.
"We think the scary part of the
decline is over with . . . We're

looking for a modest recovery,"
McCarthy added.
VICE-PRESIDENT for
Academic Affairs Bill Frye
described the governor's
proposal as-"very encouraging,
but it doesn't mean we're out of
the woods yet." Frye was echoing
a statement released by Vice-
President for State Relations
>It's going to take us
a good part of next
year to reabsorb the
costs of this year. '
-University
Vice-President
for Academic Affairs
Bill Frye
Richard Kennedy that "it, is a
long road from this point to the
actual passage of an ap-
propriation."

Frye said that the actual
amount the University will
receive "depends on how quickly
the economy recovers and what
the needs of other (state in-
stitutions) are." He said it would
be at least a couple of months
before an accurate prediction can
be made.
Even if the proposed ap-
propriation is kept intact, Frye
said, "It's going to take us a good
part of next year to reabsorb the
costs of this year."
Frye reiterated the need to con-
tinue current budget cuts, despite
the optimistic outlook from the
governor. "If we do not, then
either our programs will be fur-
ther eroded or our students will
be forced to carry an even
greater proportion of the burden.
Neither . . . alternative is accep-
table," he said.
Milliken proposed budget in-
creases of between 8 and-15 per-
cent for all the state's univer-
sities.

signs

'ho ax'

By NANCY BILYEAU
Two administrators of the University's experimental
reactor plant said yesterday that the public is
exaggerating the possibility of risk from radioactive
waste transport.
The officials' comments were in response to a blizzard
of signs recently posted by a local environmental group
along local streets and expressways. The placards infor-
med motorists that they are traveling along the route
from the University's North Campus Ford Experimental
Reactor to a dumping ground in Aiken, S.C., and advised
them to call State Police for evacuation plans.
STATE POLICE have called the signs a "hoax," and
have been busy removing them.
The national environmentalist group Greenpeace
recruited more than 50 volunteers Sunday night to plaster
the highways with official-looking posters warning of "a
marked increase in shipments of radioactive waste."
According to a Greenpeace statement, "There have
been more than 200 transport accidents involving the leak
of radiation during the past 10 years."
However, Arthur Solari, director of the University
Radiation Control Service, said to his knowledge there has
never been a trucking accident from the Ford plant, and
the possibility of a future catastrophe is unlikely.
See NUKF, Page 10

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
About 1,000 of these signs, which alert motorists of radioactive waste ship-
ments, were posted recently on Ann Arbor roads by a national environmen-
tal group. State police say the signs are a hoax.

TODAY-
CRISPe d
As the lines grew longer, tempers grew shorter on both
sides of the computer terminals during the final day
of LSA course drop/adds at CRISP yesterday. "I've got a
class in ten minutes-God, I've got to get out of here," one
student fumed. Further on down the line another student
tried to squeeze around a table without showing anyone her
forms. "Going somewhere?" a CRISP worker snarled. An
elderly attendant said sternly, "The students at this univer-
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The University's Institute for Social Research reports that
each of these forms of drug use occurs most often among
youth who spend the least time in institutions supervised by
adults-schools, home, and church. Youths with poor
grades and frequent truancy as well as those who spend
most evenings "out" were reported as most likely to use
drugs. Researchers, who surveyed about 17,000 high school
seniors nationwide since 1975, say young women report less
use of alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs than their
male counterparts, but that is not true to cigarette
smoking. Commenting on the sex differences, University
social nsvchologist Jerald Bachman said. "If one considers

concluded that not taking your spouse for granted is a vital
link in maintaining an intimate, beneficial relationship.
The Travises observed that although relationships usually
manage to grow and become more meaningful before
marriage, after the wedding (and frequently soon after)
things begin to change. They cited two reasons for "the end
of the honeymoon," or the beginning of the end of the
meaningful marriage. First, "the business of marriage,"
such as redecorating the house, leaves couples with little
time and energy for each other. The second problem area
arises when married persons separate their sex lives from
other aspects of their relationship. For such couples affec-

Last Wednesday, Frankum, of Hartwell, Ga., bashed in the
windows of his yellow 1973 Oldsmobile, poured gasoline
over its interior, and tossed in a flaming paper bag. "Come
on, foam rubber," he said, as a dense black cloud rose from
the fiery hulk behind his garage. "Now you're going, you're
looking good now," he coaxed the flames. Frankum bought
the doomed auto two months before Iranian militants.
seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran. He planned to fix the
car and sell it. but decided later it should have a different
destiny. He said he would have burned the Olds last April
if the attempt to free the hostages had succeeded. "Maybe
this will show people around here there's still people who
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