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Ninety-One Years
Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCI, No. 124 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 5, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages

will join
The University's women's athletic program will pull out of
the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women and
move into the National Collegiate Athletic Association in an
effort to save money and boost the women's program,
Athletic Director Don Canham said yesterday.
The move, which still must be approved by the Board in
Control of Intercollegeiate Athletics, may prove to be
beneficial to most of the University's eleven varsity sports
for women but will spell trouble for the synchronized swim-
ming team.
"WE WILL DEFINITELY have to do it," said Canham.
"The NCAA covers the cost of sending women's teams to
national championships and that I believe will save the
University $100,000 or more a year.
"It will help recruiting which is one of the reasons that
most coaches support the move and it will give women's
athletics a lot more publicity and television coverage," he
The NCAA will not sponsor synchronized swimming, and
Canham said he had "no idea" what would become of the
sport at Michigan.
"THIS COULD BE devastating to us," said synchronized
swimming coach Joyce Lindemen. "We would have to go
hrough the basic process of becoming recognized as a
national championship sport again. The AIAW worked very
hard to become a strong organization and now they are being
usurped by a stronger organization. It was just starting to
establish itself."
Other coaches and athletes in the women's program had
mixed emotions about the proposed move.
"I assume Mr. Canham and the Board will do what they
feel are in the best interests of Michigan," said Women's
Athletic Director Phyllis Ocker. "I do not totally disagree
with the arrangement, but I do feel that in terms of com-
petitive opportunties, the AIAW was better off than the
"I DON'T SEE ANY differences occuring," said Track
Coach Ken Simmons. "My opinion is that so far there isn't
any visible advantage in going into the NCAA or staying out
of it."
Softball coach Bob DeCarolis predicted that the move will
neither hurt nor help his team.
Several synchronized swimmers contacted yesterday said
they were worried about Canham's proposal.
"IT WOULD HURT the sport because of the prestige given
to the AIAW national championships," said synchronized
swimmer Cathleen O'Brien.
"It is definitely a step backwards and the only hope is that
we become recognized by the NCAA," said teammate
Louann Koval.
THE NCAA - traditionally an all-male association -
decided to expand its involvement in women's athletics when
its executives convened last January. They added the
following amendments to their constitution:
" The institution of NCAA-sponsored championships for
women to begin in 1981 or 1982;
" The development of women's athletic committees; and,
See WOMEN, Page 9




billion boost

Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
A TOUR OF the Ford nuclear power plant, which holds the University's
nuclear reactor (above), was part of a daylong information session spon-
sored yesterday by Bechtel Power Corporation of Ann Arbor.
Local power
corp. sponsors
tou r o f f a cility

From AP and UPI
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
asked yesterday for a $32.6 billion
surge in the Pentagon's budget as
the down payment for a larger
Navy, a faster bomber and other
new weaponry "because the
United States cannot allow the
military balance to swing fur-
ther" in favor of the Soviet Union.
"I think we've fallen
dangerously far behind in a num-
ber of vital areas, and I think it
essential that we . . . do
something about this as quickly
as we can," Weinberger told the
Senate Armed Services Commit-
highest peacetime defense
budget in U.S. history for 1982 to
pursue President Reagan's
policy of preserving peace
through strength.
More ships, planes and tanks
and $11.5 billion worth of in-
creased combat readiness were
necessary to project American
armed might to the defense of
Western interests worldwide,
particularly in the Persian Gulf
region that Weinberger described
as "the umbilical cord of the in-
dustrialized free world."
At the same time, the defense
secretary warned that "this is not
a one-year program for summer
soldiers," signaling that the
Reagan administration plans a
long-term and costly buildup of
the nation's conventional and
strategic military power.
administration plans for deep
cuts in domestic programs,
Weinberger told a news con-
ference that "some sacrifices are
going to be required" to compen-
sate for essential increases in
U.S. military strength.
The administration called for a
$6.8 billion addition to the Carter

administration's fiscal proposals
for this fiscal year, bringing the
total to $178 billion for fiscal 1981.
At the same time, it recom-
mended a leap of $25.8 billion in
budget authority for fiscal 1982,
starting Oct. 1. That would raise
the level next year to $222.2
billion, a total never before mat-
ched in peacetime.
6NLY $5.8 BILLION of the ad-
ditional budget authority will ac-
tually be spent this year and next.
Most of the additional authority,
which would permit the Pentagon
to make contract commitments,
would be "spent out" in future
years as new ships, planes and
other equipment, including a new
form of nerve gas, are manufac-
The vast bulk of the additional
funds asked for in fiscal 1981 and
fiscal 1982 will be earmarked for
improving the weaponry and
readiness of the conventional sea,
air and land forces. The only
major strategic weapons
initiative is a nearly $2.5 billion
request to push development next
year of an advanced bomber
called a "long-range combat air-
The Pentagon has not settled on
any of several different design
possibilities, but the aim is to
produce a faster and less
vulnerable craft than the aging
Senate Armed Services Commit-
tee the Pentagon needed more
money now to end the Carter ad-
ministration's "years of neglect"
of the military.
Large in the Reagan plan is a
nearly doubling of the Carter
administration's austere ship-
building program, with an ad-
ditional 15 Navy ships to be
financed in 1982 as a start toward
fleshing out the American fleet
from its present 456 ships to a

goal of 600. That is in line with the
administration's new naval
strategy designed to counter the
powerful Russian navy in all key
waters of the world.
A total of $4.2 billion is provided
for Navy shipbuilding this year
and next, including $658 million
as the down payment on a giant
new nuclear-powered aircraft


Anxious to diffuse much of the
recent negative attention given to
the use of nuclear energy, area
power company officials spoke
yesterday to the media on the con-
troversial subjects of radiation ex-
posure, nuclear waste disposal, and
the operation of nuclear power plan-
The day-long information session,
sponsored by Bechtel Power Cor-

poration of Ann Arbor, included a
tour of the University's Ford
Nuclear Reactor.
BECHTEL Power Corporation
operates 84 nuclear power
generators and numerous
hydroelectric power plants. The
company has projects in more than
100 countries.
Roger Sinderman, a corporate
health physicist from Consumers
See ANN ARBOR, Page 7

... asks for more weapons
carrier which ultimately may
cost as much as $3.5 billion.
proposes $518 million to bring the
aircraft carrier Oriskany out of
mothballs and send it to sea
within three years, plus $242
million to reactivate the bat-
tleship New Jersey and to start
work on bringing the battleship
Iowa out of retirement.
The Reagan proposals would
give the armed services more
than 200 new planes and helicop-
ters and would provide the Army
with an additional $1.4 billion
worth of advanced M-1 Abrams
tanks and armored vehicles to
carry soldiers into battle, along
with sophisticated air defense
weapon systems, tactical
missiles and other arms.

WUOM still strong,
despite budget cuts

Confusion surrounds
MSA election code

By LINDA RUECKERT "Now it's not only
When University public radio station vice but a leader."
WUOM first opened in 1948 it was the At the time WU(
only classical music station in southern dial-set up shop
Michigan. Communications C
Today, WUOM services an area that it was time for n
includes not only Ann Arbor, but Grand stations, according
Rapids, Kalamazoo, Detroit, and Lan- of Broadcasting Ha
sing. Arbitron, the radio rating service, the FCC mad a ply
estimated that WUOM had 105,600 stations on frequen
listeners per week last November. In 92.
April, 1971, 18,600 people per week In 1961, a satellit
listened to the public radio station at Grand Rapids-%
least five minutes. I think that's a little carries WUOM's
outdated today ." western side of Mic
BUT LIKE every
"PUBLIC RADIO is often called an so rapidly in the da
alternative service. I think that's a lit- plentiful, WUOM a
tle outdated today," said WUOM
Executive Producer Ed Burrows. See WUON
Geography hearings
ACULTY AND STUDENTS are invited to
attend the Geography Review hearings which
will be held today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. in Room
2553 LSA. Q
Fair warning

an alternative ser-
OM-91.7 on the FM
in 1948, the Federal
Commission decided
more "quiet" radio
to WUOM Director
zen Schumacher. So
ace for public radio
ncies between 88 and
e station-WVGR in
was born. (WVGR
programs to the
ything else that grew
ays when money was
nd WVGR have been
W, Page 2

The Michigan Student Assembly's
newly written election code is already
creating confusion among members
because an amendment allegedly has
been made without MSA approval.
The code, drafted by former CSJ
Chief Justice David Schaper, was
presented to MSA at its February 17
meeting and was approved after hours
of revising and amending.
But some MSA members, upon
receiving the election code proposal
Sthis week, charged that Schaper had
changed a hotly debated section after
MSA approved the final form of the
The disputed section stated that only
previously elected officials could "use
the words 're-elect' or other words im-

plying that he/she was an elected in-
BUT THE FINAL copy of the code in-
cludes an extra sentence, stating that
"candidates who were once appointed
may use the word 'retain.' "d
According to several sources, among
them MSA President Marc Breakstone,
MSA voted to prohibit non-elected in-
cumbents from using "retain" because
it could lead voters to think a candidate
was an elected incumbent.
Schaper, who opposed the proposal to
prohibit the use of "retain," contended
that the proposal was voted down, and
that the sentence is a valid part of the
BREAKSTONE WAS disturbed about
the problems in the rewriting of the
See NEW, Page 3

Doily Photo by JACKIE BELL
WUOM STUDIO OPERATOR and Producer George Cacioppo sits in the
station's control room A.

Finicky cat burglar
And you thought Morris was finicky. A Lyndhurst, Ohio
burglar has ransacked nine homes recently but stolen next
to nothing. "He opens a lot of drawers and looks through
them," said veteran Detective Lt. Joseph Wegas, "and ap-
parently he looks around the house-but he doesn't take
anything." The burglar did swipe some silverware from
one house. Other than that he's taken a $5 roll of dimes and
a pocket watch-both of which were later found discarded,
Wegas said. The burglar was spotted once, according to
Wegas. A woman encountered him in her house but her

instead of whipped cream; vinegar is used in lieu of tap
water; salt is added to beer to produce a nice-looking head;
and those ice cubes in cold drinks are probably clumps of
cellophane. Nutrition Action says that these and other
tricks are used because photos of real food generally come
out flat-looking and less desirable. According to the Federal
Trade Commission, such photo tactics are not considered
misleading or deceptive. El
Identity crisis
The New Jersey police say it simplycan't be-but a
Mins~n rot. Ant nianirno ntharu.,ca annRthen uhn10 ,nt ar.

the son of the celebrated "Lone Eagle" 49 years ago. Police
said in the report they had reached the "inevitable con-
clusion" that the body of Charles Lindberg Jr., was found in
Hopewell Township May 12, 1932. "Claims to the contrary
are unfounded," the report said, issued after a review of
90,000 documents of physical evidence. Nevertheless,
Bryan claims state police fingerprint records will substan-
tiate his client's claim. The state of New Jersey claims the
fingerprint samples, supposedly taken from the child's nur-
sery toys and in the possession of the state during the 1934
court case, cannot be found. A March 13 hearing is
scheduled on Kerwin's acase to look into the state's



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