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Ninety-One Years
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XCI, No. 36

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 15, 1980

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Canham blasts.
days offenders ha
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Daily Photo by. DAVID HAR RIS
SECRETARY OF STATE Edmund Muskie challenged hecklers to join the JPeace Corps during his speech in celebration of
its 20th anniversary yesterday.
2e shgh
BDAVID MEYE R presidential candidate John Kennedy, standing on the same
By spot, first announced his plan for the voluntary, inter-
Secretary of State Edmund Muskie and other national service organization. -
prominent officials struggled to speak over the sporadic Despite the interruptions, Muskie joined the other
chants and jeers of about 45 demonstrators as over 2,500 of- speakers noting the past accomplishments of the Peace
ficials, students, and former volunteers crowded in front of Corps and emphasizing the need to continue and expand the
the Michigan Union for the ceremony commemorating the work of the Corps.
20th anniversary of the Peace Corps. It is vital to the future of this country and all of humanity
Muskie and other speakers, including Sargent Shriver, that America join with the emerging nations in a renewed
the Peace Corps' first director, Dick Celeste, the Corps' commitment to world development and peace, Muskie said.
current director, and University President Harold Shapiro, MUSKIE LINKED the efforts of the Peace Corps directly
were forced to pause on several occasions because of the to the security interests of the U.S. and said that inter-
hecklers. At other times the officials directed comments to national turmoil might be avoided as a result of successful
the protesters, including a challenge by Muskie for them to service from the Peace Corps.
join the Corps. "For hopelessness breeds frustration; and with
THE CEREMONY, held on the steps of the Michigan frustration can come violence, radicalism, and the ingre-
Union, commemorated the night 20 years ago when Se MUSKIE, Page 5
/ 'O
It was unseasonably cold the night
of.October 14, 1960, when University
graduate students Alan anid Judy
________________Guskin stood outside the Michigan
Union along with 10,000 other
students awaiting the arrival of

presidential candidate John Ken-
Kennedy's speech was brief, but
the Guskins were intrigued by his
youthfulness and vigor.
"Kennedy linked young en-
thusiasm and involvement with the
Third World, saying that the in-
Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN dividual action of young Americans
could make a difference," Judy
ALAN GUSKIN recalls John Kennedy's speech made on Oct. 14, 1960 which Guskin recalled yesterday after
initiated the firmation of the Peace Corps. See COUPLE, Page 5

hazing incident,


been punished

University Athletic Director Don
Canham said yesterday that
disciplinary action had been taken
against Michigan hockey players in-
volved in the Sunday night hazing of
several freshman squad members, one
of whom was left drunk and naked in
freezing weather outside Mary Markley
Canham, who refused to elaborate on
the nature of the punishment, reserved
the right to levy further penalties.
SOURCES CLOSE to the hockey
team said they were told by Canham
not to speak about the hazing incident.
However, the athletic director said last
night "if players want to talk, that's
their business," adding that it is
athletic department policy not to
release information regarding any
disciplinary action that is taken.
"I've met with the hockey team, the
players involved, and again with the
team captains," Canham said. "There
were sanctions taken and there could be
more. This is a serious matter and
hazing in any form will not be tolerated
by this university. Thankfully, no one
was injured in this incident. It will not
happen again, I can assure everyone of
Canham said the team captains
issued a written apology to the Univer-
sity, the athletic departnment, and the
players who were hazed. "It's obvious
they are fully aware of the seriousness
of their grave mistake," he added.
Shapiro, who early yesterday said the
incident was not serious because no one
was seriously hurt, later said that the
"University community is shocked at
this deplorable disregard for the per-
sonal safety and well-being of a fellow
student. The University finds the
behavior totally reprehensiible."
He said it was unfortunate but under-
standable that the victim has decided
not to prosecute those who were
responsible for the act. "Those who
committed this act should be made to
bear the full consequences of their ac-
tions," he added.
According to Markley Resident Ad-
viser Steve Krahnke, the player was

discovered lying on the doorstep of the
residence hall at about 11:30 p.m. Sun-
day night. The player was stark naked,
shaved from the neck down, and
shivering uncontrollably, Krahnke
EARLIER IN THE evening of the
hazing, the resident adviser said, the
player had been left naked outside in
the freezing weather for more than one
The player, whose name is being
withheld by the Daily, was taken from
his room earlier in the evening and
brought to a player's house off-campus.
Earlier this week, Krahnke said, the
player had receivead telephone calls

from teammates warning him that "the
wolves are coming."
Fifteen team members greeted the
player upon his arrival at the off-
campus house, Krahnke continued. The
freshman and several other players
who had made the squad the week
before were then forced to strip and
drink assorted liquors until they
became sick, he said.
player, who Krahnke said never drinks,
outside "so he wouldn't vomit in the
house.' He was left lying there on a
sheet covered with shaving cream,
jam, broken eggs, and after shave
See CANHAM, Page 2

Hazing of freshmen
hockey players:
An annual event

Hazing. The use of humiliation and
physical abuse in the ritual of initiation
of a person into an organization. It has
been used by some fraternities in the
past as a test of character and strength
and also by a few athletic teams as a
form of "welcoming" newcomers to the
team. It is intended, say those who do
the assaulting, to be a playful prank.
On Sunday, about 15 Michigan hockey
players initiated a new team member
as part of an annual freshman hazing
ritual. The freshman was stripped
bare, shaved completely, smeared with
jelly, and left exposed in freezing
weather in front of Mary Markley Hall.
SOME RESIDENTS of the dorm,
spent more than an hour trying to raise
the player's temperature. He had been
forced to drink large amounts of gin,
vodka, and beer.
Such hazing is, not surprisingly, a
harrowing experience. A former
Michigan hockey player who was the
victim of hazing last year described his
experience yesterday.

"Another guy and myself were eating
at a McDonald's one night last year
when we noticed this car circling
around the building. We didn't pay
much attention to it until we left the
place," the player, who asked to
remain unidentified, said.
WHEN THE TWO left the restaurant,
that same car stopped in front of them
and three men jumped out and dragged.
them into the vehicle.
"They said that they were taking us
to this guy's house," the player con-
tinued. "When we got to the house, it
was obvious that we were at their mer-
cy. I mean what can you do when the
situation is ?5 guys against two?"
The freshmen were forced to drink a
mixture which included chili, tabasco
sauce, and Ex-Lax. The drink is called
"Cubby Punch" and is meant to turn
"cubs" into "wolves." What they
couldn't finish was poured over their
heads. Next, they were given the
shaving treatment, in which all body
hair was sheared.
See HAZING, Page 2

MSA hot over Union reps

In the midst of a flurry of
controversy over the criteria
used to decide student ap-
pointments to a group which
provides input into the
renovation of the Michigan
Union, members of the
Michigan Student Assembly
last night attempted to
rescind the appointments in
The controversy surroun-
ding the appointments is
rooted in allegations made
by some of the students
denied nominations and by
some MSA members that the
nominations were decided on
the basis of applicants'
political attitudes-not
THE MOTION to rescind
the appointments came after
more than a week of con-
troversy and internal
political struggle within
MSA. Supporters of the ap-
pointments, however, suc-
ceeded last night in securing
the withdrawal of the

decisions stir

rescission motion after
raising questions over' a
parliamentary rule restric-
ting such motions.
The appointments are
likely to be the subject of in-
tense MSA political in-
fighting until a decision on
the parliamentary question
can be reached and the mat-
ter is once again brought to
the Assembly floor.
SOME OF the students
who have opposed the ap-
pointments say the Per-
manent Interviewing Com-
mittee, the body within MSA
that made the nominations
and pushedmfor their ap-
proval, was more concerned

with gaining full student con-
trol of the Union than with
examining the true
qualifications of the ap-
Thus, the students allege,
some students with greater
qualifications for the
positions were bypassed in
an effort to stack the Union
committee with members
who were more committed
to demanding full student
Although PIC members
deny the nominations were
based on politics, one ap-
plicant who was not
nominated, Jeff Lebow, says
he was not considered

because he has worked with
the University ad-
ministration in the past and
because he did not support
PIC's demand for student
LEBOW further alleged
that the students appointed
to the Union committee were
too concerned with ac-
cumulating student power
and had forgotten the real
issue at stake: creating a
more effective Union to meet
student needs.
All other applicants con-
tacted who were denied
nominations agreed with
Lebow that the interviewing
process was focused on
political attitudes and that
the PIC members seemed to
have already made up their
minds on the nominations.
One applicant, Tom
Easthope Jr., did not receive
an interview because of a
misunderstanding in com-
David Trott, MSA vice-
president for personnel and
See MSA, Page 2

Strange Solution
HERE HAS BEEN a nagging problem at the
Stanford University medical school lately, but
doctors there think they've found a solution.
For years, medical students had been paid $25 to
donate sperm for artificial:insemination procedures. Un-
fortunately, the sperm counts ended up consistently low,
and many were unusable. "This all has to do with stress,"
Dr. Maynard Guderian mused from the med school. After
weeks of pondering alternatives, a distinct group was found


woman is doing her part for the sake of humanity. She is
identified only as Kathleen, and she has agreed to act as a
surrogate mother and bear a child for a California man who
has "wanted a family for a long time" but has rejected
adoption or marriage. She is now at a genetic laboratory in
Omaha, Neb. where she is to be artificially inseminated
with sperm from Joseph Orbi, 30, of La Verne, Calif. Orbi
has agreed to pay up to $10,000 in medical expenses, but
Kathleen will receive no compensation for carrying and
bearing the child. "I'm very happy the way I am right
now," Orbi said. "If you get married just for the sake of
having a child, then you're in trouble." Kathleen said that

Mary McEachern-then a 16-year-old unwed mother-gave
birth to a little girl she called Eleanor at a church home in
Bay City. Mary's father insisted the child be put up for
adoption, and young Mary never saw her baby again. Since
then, both mother and daughter have been trying to find
each other. The big break came in July, when Beverly (her
adopted name) apd Mary made contact through a relative
in Sterling. The two spoke to each other by telephone, and
the big reunion was held last Sunday in Orlando, Fla. "I
inherited a great big family," Mary said. "It's un-
believable. It just seems like she's been lost and after all
thse verc romn p nmv 1 1,

said the discovery won't help anyone's sex life, but it may
cure warts because of its blistering agent. Contrary to
legend, the researchers said, spanish fly, an extract from
the wings of beetles, has no sexual effect-and is poisonous.
James Petersen, author of the "Playboy Adviser" column
in Playboy Magazine, said he gets 70 letters per month
inquiring about the sensual aspects of spanish fly.
Referring to its alleged boost for sexual desire, Petersen
said, "It's a folk tale ... it's one of those stories that has
been going around for centuries and has never been
verified." [

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