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N inety-One Years
Editorial Freedom




Mostly cloudy, breezy, and
colder today with a chance
of flurries. High in the up-
per 30s.

Vol. XCI, No. 131 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 13, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages

'M' cagers
surge past
For a while, it appeared as though it
was going to be a long night for the
Michigan cagers. After six minutes of
play, the Wolverines had scored a
grand total of five points, and trailed
the visiting Duquesne Dukes by six.
But after calming down enough to
take a one-point lead into the
lockerroom at halftime, Michigan
came out firing in the second half to
easily outdistance Duquesne, 74-58, in
the opening round of the National In-
vitation Tournament at Crisler Arena
last night.
The win moves the Wolverines into
the second round of the tourney, where
they will host the Toledo Rockets at 8
p.m. Sunday in Crisler.
"Our kids did a good job of hanging in
there tough when things weren't going
well for us offensively," said Michigan
coach Bill Frieder. "But you have to
credit their (Duquesne's) defense.
They did a great job defensively,
mixing up their coverages."
The Wolverines shot a horrendous 38
percent from the field in the first half,
but still managed to take a 27-26 lead at
the end of the period. The Dukes started
out strong, leading throughout most of
the first half, until Mike McGee's jum-
per with only four seconds left in the
half put Michigan on top.
In the second half, though, it was all
Michigan. McGee, who ended the first
half with only six points on two-of-eight
field goal shooting, exploded for 20
points in the second half to finish with a
game-high 26.
"You just can't get behind them
(Michigan)," said Duquesne Head
Coach Mike Rice. "They are a very dif-
ficult club to chase. We wanted the
game to be three or four points down
the end, and then we thought we would
have a chance. But they pulled away,
and that was it."
BOTH CLUBS displayed a patient
half-court offense in the first half, but
Michigan began to establish its running
game in the second half, scoring
numerous breakaway layups. As usual,
it was the speedy McGee who scored
the majority of the fast break buckets.
"McGee does probably the best job of
leaving to get down court that I have
ever seen," observed Rice. "And he
does do a good job of scoring layups."
Forward Rod Scott led the way offen-
sively for the Dukes, who end their
season at 20-10, scoring 13 points. Burly
Bruce Atkins notched 12 points and
hauled in a game-high nine rebounds
for Duquesne. All his points came in the
second half, however, as he didn't even
get a shot off in the first half. Honorable
See CAGERS, Page 8

' budget
plan attacked
at forum


Screa mn Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS.
University students were encouraged by clowns and cheerleaders to release pent-up tension by joining in the "Scream-
In" held on the Diag yesterday. The screaming session kicked-off a six-day symposium on stress, jointly sponsored by
the Vice President for Student Services and Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
Profsstd tax system

Faculty and students voiced a com-
mon interest in winning better roles in
the University budget cutting process
and criticized the University's handling
of the process at an open forum in
Rackham Auditorium last night.
Speakers also suggested alternatives
to the current program retrenchment
policy of "smaller and better" to 200
people at yesterday's forum, which was
sponsored by the "It's Our University"
UNIVERSITY President Harold
Shapiro, who attended the meeting,
said last night he felt the forum was
"Thought provoking and helpful," he
said that the University should have
sponsored the forum originally.
History Prof. Bill Rosenberg said the
process of retrenchment is too
secretive. "Budgets have not been
disclosed, plans have not been
revealed," he said.
However, Shapiro, in response to
audience questions,, said the cutback
process has never been hidden.
"WE ANNOUNCED early on what
programs should be cut back, who
would be on the committees, we in-
cluded students, the process was never
a secret," he said. He added that he has
no control over LSA decisions surroun-
ding the possible discontinuance of the
geography department.
Economics Prof. Tom Weisskopf said
the University has to cut back, but that

the current proposals threaten the
University's diversity.
Weiskopf proposed several alter-
natives to cut costs and raise revenues,
including a sliding scale for tuition fees
which would place the financial burden
on affluent students.
CEILINGS COULD be placed on
faculty and administration salaries,
according to Weisskopf, and the
University could also save money by
reducing the fraction of the faculty
guaranteed permanent positions.
Weisskopf also suggested imposing a
tax on the future income of University
Shapiro said Weisskopf's proposal
would be "controversial" because they
reflect the views of a limited number of
people. He said the University already
has a sliding scale of tuition in part sin-
ce it has a financial aid program that
distributes funds according to need.
"IF WE LET outselves be in-
timidated. . . we will lose our voice and
it will be very difficult to recover it,"
said Residential College senior Carol
Isen, who spoke of her concerns that the
University would not be fulfilling its
mission if the "smaller and better"
programs take effect.
Isen recalled memories of closed
classes, crowded classrooms, and tooth
and nail competition for grades that
seem to conflict with what the Univer-
sity says it intends to teach.
See SMALLER, Page 3

While legislators in Lansing fight
over which property tax proposals will
be placed on the May 19 ballot,
economists from the University and
elsewhere are trying to determine how
Michigan's economic and fiscal struc-
ture may be improved.
The study will take a comprehensive
look at the state's tax system - its
faults and potential. "We are ap-
proaching questions all the way from
legalized gambling and the state lottery
to property, personal income, and
business taxes," said economics Prof.
Harvey Brazer, project director.
The study, commissioned by the
Regents in December, is expected to be
completed by Labor Day, according to
University President Harold Shapiro
and the Regents proposed the project
after the November defeat of the Tisch
plan to "assist the state in confronting
(its) economic challenges."
Management and Budget Director
Gerald Miller said yesterday he sees "a
true need for such a study."
In addition to analyzing taxation, the
economists are also studying the ex-
penditure side of the fiscal structure
because "you can't study the tax struc-
ture in a vacuum," according to

"Our goal is to provide some guidan-
ce as to what appears to be feasible and
attractive policy decisions for the
state," Brazer said.
"WE WON'T TELL the state
specifically how to spend in each area
but will say how the state might live
with a declining budget. We'll look at
what may happen to services as (the
state's) income falls," Brazer added.
Twenty-four professors -15 from the
University, seven from Michigan State
Univ sity, and one each, from Wayne
State University and Hope College -
and two advanced doctoral candidates
are collaborating on the project, which is
being funded by foundation grants and
gifts, according to Shapiro.
The responsibility for funding the
project is being shared in part by MSU,
Shapiro said. At first, Shapiro was un-
sure of how much money he could raise,
but he now is "completely confident"
there will be adequate funds for the
study, he said. The president did not
say how much the project will cost.
MOST OF THE professors who have
been assigned to different sections of
the study have not yet begun work. "I
expect most of them will be working
(on the project) full-time during the
spring half-term," Brazer said.
In addition to the state lottery and the
various taxes levied in the state, the
economists will look at labor costs, the

decision-making process in state fiscal
policy, the State Liquor Control Com-
mission, and financing for the state
highway system.
The group's proposals are subject to
certain constitutional limitations, such
as the Headlee Amendment which says
the state may not tax in excess of 10
percent of the total personal income
each year in the state, Brazer said.
However, the state's revenues are
currently well below those levels, he

Law faculty to rote'
on open meetings

The Law School faculty will vote
today to decide whether reporters from
the Law School newspaper, the Res
Gestae, should be allowed to regularly
attend the open portions of their
But, even, if the faculty opens their
meetings to reporters, Res Gestae
editors will not be satisfied.
dalow has placed a contingency on the
presence of reporters at the meeting:
They may attend only if they do not at-
tribute quotes taken at the meetings to
their sources.
"Conditional access is meaningless,"
Res Gestae Editor Matthew Kiefer
said, adding that he would interpret

faculty acceptance of such a plan as
"cutting us out."
But Associate Editor Cub Schwartz
said that .if the qualifying clause was
struck from the motion, it would be ac-
ceptable to the newspaper.
Whether to allow reporters to attend
faculty meetings came up last month
when a Res Gestae reporter was gran-
ted access to a meeting for the first
At that time the faculty decided to
postpone consideration of regular ac-
cess until the next meeting, Feb. 20.
Because that meeting was expected to
be sparsely attended, Sandalow said he
postponed the decision a second time.
SANDALOW GAVE two reasons for
See LAW,-Page 5


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From UPI and AP

ringleaders rather than the couriers, crews and mid-

unloading point. Bensinger, said that to establish

WASHINGTON - A federal undercover in- level dealers," Bensinger said. trust, the undercover agents allowed the drugs to be
vestigation has smashed 14 major drug rings respon- In the operation, Bensinger said, nine DEA agents taken offshore in six instances and then tipped local
sible for $22 billion in annual street sales and 30 to 40 posed as drug off-loaders. law enforcement authorities on where the drugs
percent of the marijuana smuggled into the United The investigation, dubbed "Operation Grouper," could be seized.
States, the administration said yesterday. entailed more than 400 undercover meetings in 10 He said negotiations and deliveries were scheduled
Iu'5 With Attorney General William French Smith at his states. Bensinger said the DEA had videotapes of for Maine, New York, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana,
side, Drug Enforcement Administrator Peter Ben- some meetings in which the sumgglers arranged for Texas and the Bahamas. The 14 drug rings were
singer said the operation, which took nearly two off-loading services and would introduce the tapes at responsible for distribution of marijuana as far west
" years, also produced scores of arrests and the seizure trial. as Seattle, Wash., and Albuquerque, N.M., he said.
of dozens of ships along with $1 billion worth of drugs HE SAID FINDING A source of supply in Colom- ARRESTS WERE MADE on Wednesday and
i-m- k et g ge I -including cocaine and methaqualone. bia, South America, was easy, as was purchasing yesterday in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Panama
He said the operation represented "the single ships and distributing drugs in the United States. He City, fFla.; Savannah, Ga.; New Orleans; Los
largest enforcement activity ever domestically described the unloading of drugs from mother ships Angeles; New York; Portland, Maine; Salt Lake City
* against the marijuana trade." s offshore as the most dangerous point for drdg traf- and San Juan, P.R.
h ie s r*As of mid-afternoon, Bensinger said, 122 of those fickers because of prevalent law enforcement sur- The defendants were charged with one or more
s tinini indicted had been arrested, including 30 of the 45 veillance. He said the unloading requires an exper- counts of possession with intent to distribute a con-
major ringleaders who were charged. He noted- that tise that drug rings do not automatically have and trolled substance, conspiracy to possess with intent to
three defendants - Jose Fernandez, Paul Hinderling that the undercover agents were able to establish distribute, or participating in a continuing criminal
and Ruben Perez - already have had bail set at $20 trust among the smugglers. enterprise. The first two charges carry a maximum
million each or more. In 24 instances, information supplied by the under- penalty of 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
"THE INDICTMENTS reached the upper-most cover agents allowed the U.S. Coast Guard to seize
levels of these organizations and keyed on the the drugs while still on the open ocean far from the All those indicted are United States citizens.
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Condiment capers
THREE SISTERS on trial for racing around nude
save for a coat of mustard, allegedly did so with
relish-pickle relish. "It looked like the same kind
I put on my hot dogs," said Barbara Dekett, who
was the dispatcher on duty when the women were taken to
Lansing Township police headquarters last April. Deckett

Singing Strip-A-Gram
The executive was
flustered when the ap-
plicant who said she'd "do
anything" for a job began
unbuttoning her blouse in
his office. It got worse
when he told her to leave.
She turned on a portable
tape recorder and to the

Gram will send a man or woman dressed as an office
worker, party guest or some other character to deliver a
surprise greeting. "Gay-Grams" for homosexual
customers also are available, says Gregory Fibble, who
owns the service. For $150, customers can get a male-
female combination or two strippers of the same sex. The
six women and four men who deliver the Strip-A-
Grams-actors and dancers earning extra money-show no
full nudity and offer no sexual services, the owners say.
"We show that burlesque can be fun, classy, and clean,"
Fibble said. "A secretary who would never go out to see

wrote in a letter to the state Department of Natural
Resources, "but being human, my weakness was squirrel
hunting. I am concerned about the conservation of our
wildlife, and when I see where someone has been arrested
for a game violation, my conscience, bothers me. Gilbert
enclosed a check for $100 for the dead squirrels, and told the
department to let him know if the amount was




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