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Ninety-One Years
Editorial Freedom



Warm skies today with a
high in the mid-60s and a
low tonight in the lower 40s.


*Vol. XCI, No. 31

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 9, 1980

Ten Cents


Future still
bleak for

Probe of
alleged sex

V iewpoint
Viewpoint Lectures is still in deep
financial trouble, despite a large tur-
nout at Tuesday night's Shana Alexan-
der-James Kilpatrick debate-a tur-
nout that pleased Viewpoint
At present, just two lectures have
been formally scheduled for the
remaining months of the 1980-81 school
*year: Abbie Hoffman in November and
one speaker during the winter term,
probably journalist Ed Bradlee.
Financial setbacks in the series first
two events-a Ralph Nader lecture and
Tuesday night's "Point-Counterpoint"
debate-have brought future
preparations to a-virtual standstill.
"IT'S KIND OF dismal," sighed
Viewpoint Chairwoman Michele Carter
yesterday. "Weknew Ralph Nader
'would lose money, but we hoped this
(Alexander-Kilpatrick) would cover it,
but this lost money too."
She added that Viewpoint's sights are
now on Abbie Hoffman, in hopes that
the recently-uncovered ex-Yippie will
replenish the lecture program's tills.
"If we can do well with Abbie Hoffman,
maybe we'll be able to bring more
people in," Carter said.
The Hoffman appearance could,
however, spell quick doom for
Viewpoint. "If that lecture doesn't work
out (attendance of fewer than 1,000
people), we might have to throw in the
towel at that point,"said Roy Moore,
vice-president for finance and services
at the University Activities Center,
which controls. Viewpoint Lectures.
OF THE $24,440 that UAC allots
Viewpoint Lectures each year, $17,000
is set aside for speaker fees.. Three
thousand dollars were paid to Nader
*when he spoke last month and $4,500
went to bothAlexander and Kilpatrick
Tuesday night for a total of' $12,000 in the
first six weeks of the school year.
After accounting for income that the
lecture series derives, UAC's Board of
Directors budgets for an overall loss of
"We've pretty well gone through that
already," Carter said.

bias in


athletics set
for Oct. 27

AP Photo
No Hindenburg
Jordache Enterprises claims to design jeans with a "fit that's right." Something wasn't quite right with its advertising
gimmick yesterday as its blimp crashes into trees in Lakehurst, N.J.-
DqI t r after a brief blackout

Federal investigators will be on
campus October 27 to begin a-complete
sex. bias probe of the University's
athletic department.
The Department of Education in-
vestigation is in response to four com-
plaints against the University that have
been filed with the former Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare since
the anti-sex discrimination act, Title IX,
became law in 1972.
THE INVESTIGATION will be an in-
depth probe of the athletic department
and will cover all aspects- of the
program, not just the areas in which the
complaints were made.
The University is one of eight schools
the Department of Education will begin
to investigate this month. The gover-
nment also has plans to conduct probes
of athletic departments at 10 other
universities in the near future.
Eventually 80 colleges will be in-
vestigated, said Department of
Education spokeswoman Jane Glick-
man. In the past eight years, 124 com-
plaints have been filed against these 80
schools, and each complaint must be
"followed up with .a--complete in-
vestigation, Glickman said.
against the University include:
" A 1973 complaint that charged the

athletic department with wide-scale
sex discrimination;
* A 1976 complaint that stated there
were major inequities in the Univer-
sity's treatment of male and female
golf teams;
* A complaint made in 1977 charging
major discrepancies in the amount of
male and female athletic scholarships;
* A complaint filed in May, 1979 by
two members of the women's track
team charging the University with
multiple violations of Title IX.
Donald Canham, when he learned of the
intended investigation last August, said
he knew of no complaints filed with the
Department of Education against the
Ann Arbor resident Marcia Feder-
bush filed the first complaint in
1973-charging the University with
"gross sexual discrimination."
According to her 57 page complaint,
the University had no intercollegiate
athletics program for women in 1973
and yet spent more than-$2 million on
its .men's intercollegiate athletic
program. That figure, the complaint
said, was more than 1,300 times the
amount given to Women's Sports
Clubs-the only program which allowed
some intercollegiate competition for
See PROBE, Page 6

About 50 street and sidewalk lights on the Diag and in
nearby areas were reactivated late Tuesday night after they
had been accidentally cut off earlier in the week.
The lights were reactivated at approximately 11 p.m., ac-
cording to Tim Shannon, a Campus Security safety officer
who was on patrol at the time. University Director of Safety
Walter Stevens also confirmed that the fixtures were
working by midnight Tuesday.
THE DARKENED AREA extended from the Diag north-
ward to Thayer St.-an area that bears pedestrian -traffic
from the Graduate Library, the Modern Languages Building,
and Rackham Auditorium.
Neither police nor Campus Security-both of which added
extra patrols to the areasto help offset the problem-repor-

ted any unusual criminal activity in the areas during the
A spokesman from Detroit Edison explained earlier that
the problem was caused by electrical cables accidentally cut
during road construction work on State Street.
JAMES CONNELLY, director of customer and marketing
services at Detroit Edison, said Tuesday that light cables had
been cut and exposed in several places due to the State Street
Connelly said yesterday that an earlier problem with city
light cables occurred after a severe storm in July, but he ad-
-ded that-the summer-incident didn't seem to be related to the,
recent cable problem.
The blackout occurred only weeks after the city was
rocked by a murder that police say could be the third in a

Milliken proposes
$100 million cuts


Anderson staff at 'U'
fights on despite polls

LANSING" (UPI )- Gov. William
Milliken, in a rare statewide television
address, yesterday called Michigan's
* fiscal plight the toughest in 40 years and
announced new cuts affecting welfare,
colleges, and other areas totaling about
$100 million.
While auto dependent Michigan is in
"extremely difficult" straits, the long-
term outlook for the industry and the
state remains positive, Milliken in-
sisted in a somber, 18-minute address
broadcast live, ,from the capital on a
network of radio and television stations
which included most major Michigan'
He said the state already has made
cuts-totaling $1 billion over two
years-which have caused "genuine
hardship," but said more will be,
MILLIKEN MADE the latest cuts
under emergency powers granted by
the legislature.
Lawmakers voted last week to give
Milliken unprecedented spending
powers over the next -90 days while
House members campaign for re-
It was the first time the governor has
gone on statewide television since a
1978 energy address and only the fifth
time in the past 10 years, underscoring
the administration's concern over the

state's worsening fiscal plight.
THE TIMING of the address was
criticized by some, however, who
suggested the video poormouthing was
designed to convince voters to reject
the radical Tisch Tax Cut Amendment.
Milliken's text did not refer directly
to Proposal D, but he later conceded he
hopes viewers made the connection
between the state's current woes and
the increased suffering which would be
caused by Tisch-a statement which,
seemed to contradict his aides earlier
assurances on the subject.
Milliken was practicing his speech
until the last minute and, aided by a
teleprompter, brought it off largely
without a hitch. On at least one station,
however, he went off the air for a brief
period toward the end of the address.
"YOUR STATE government is under
a severe strain from two sides,"
Milliken said.
"On the one hand, the reduced
economic activity has lowered the
amount of tax revenues available to the
state. On the other hand; the demand
for state services has grown sharply."
"This will be the most difficult fiscal
year experienced by state government
in more than 40 years" the first since
1940 in which spending will be below the
previous year's levels, he said.

They are idealistic, but they are
also realistic.
University students for Anderson say
the congressman from Illinois is the
best presidential candidate, but they
also admit he has little chance to win.
Recent polls indicate he has less than 20
percent of the vote.
But John Anderson's supporters on
campus say they will keep working.
"I'D BE IN Fantasyland if I said
right now he'd win," said Will
Hathaway, one of two head coor-
dinators of Students for Anderson, the
group of University supporters. "But,"
he added, "anything can happen.
"If everyone who thought Anderson is
the best man voted for him, he'd win,"'
Hathaway said.
"I really believe in Anderson,"
testified Jeannie Brewer, the other
head coordinator of the student cam-
paign group. "At first it was that I
hated the other two (candidates Jimmy
Carter and Ronald Reagan). But now I
see that Anderson has good judgment
and new ideas.. . he is not afraid."
low standing in the polls, his National
Unity Campaign has a wider base of
student support than, the other can-
didates' campaigns. Many Anderson

workers on campus say-the majority of
student votes will be cast for Anderson
and his running mate Patrick Lucey,
the governor of Wisconsin.
The campus group, an offshoot of An-
derson's Ann Arbor campaign commit-
tee headquartered on Main Street, is
headquartered in student apartments
and dorm rooms.
"We are getting the students in-
volved," Hathaway said.
Brewer said the "driving force"
behind the campaign is the volunteer
pool of more than 100 students. "Get-
ting in touch with all of them can be
very frustrating," Brewer
acknowledged, "but we have some very
dedicated volunteers."
VOLUNTEER Coordinator Brian
Sher said "We have almost 150 people
signed up but only 40 to 50 of them have
actually worked," he said. Of these, Sher
estimated only about 20 can be called
"good workers" who devote two or more
hours a week to the campaign.
The volunteers are given a variety of
chores under the direction of several
coordinators. Besides Hathaway and
Brewer, there are volunteer coor-
dinators Sher, Kim Fridkin and Carl
'Stein. Sam Fata and Benna Kushlefski
are responsibile for media and
See BAD, Page 6

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
JEANNIE BREWER,'co-ordinator of the Students for Anderson campaign,
acknowledges the Independent presidential candidate's drop in the polls,
but says she hopes her involvement in this campaign can "make a dif-


Radioactive subs
powered submarine when it's retired friom
WHAT DO YOU DO with a nuclear-
service after 20 to 30 years of duty? If you have
a good answer, the U.S. Navy would probably
like to hear from you. Navy officials are

Paranoid execs
Supply 'ust can't keep up with demand in the bullet-proof
vest market. International Protectors Associates-a com-
pany that makes "executive model" vests-=reports that
business is booming now more than ever. Since the firm
began in 1977, it has sold nearly 1,000 of its custom-made
bullet proof vests to high level execs. IPA features vests
made of "stylish fabrics in neutral tones of brown, blue, or
gray." They can be made to match just about any suit and

background as he read the Carter-visits-Illinois story, then
quickly ad libbed that the man carving the bird was ob-
viously not the president of the United States. Later, the
station news director said that an advertisement for
boneless turkeys was accidently mixed up with footage
from the campaign. Said Michael Van Ende: "It might
seem humorous to some, but we feel very badly about
.t a

week when Reagan delivered such lines as
should be a nation where freedom is secure,
secure freedom."

a nation of

Pot pointers
The climate in northern California used to be too dry for
successful cultivation of marijuana crops, but determined
pot growers now have a solution. An agricultural newslet-
ter, California Farmer, reports that pot growers have star-
ted using waterbeds as irrigation reservoirs for the drip




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