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Vol. XCI, No. 63

Copyrighlt 1980, IThe Michigan Dily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 15, 1980

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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'U' prof becomes W

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By LORENZO BENET -
It may seem unusual that a professor at this
University would seek a position on the Wayne State
University Board of Governors. But Murray Jackson,
an associate professor of the University's Center of
Higher Education, views his Nov. 4 election to the
board as the logical culmination of his long
association with Wayne State.
Jackson; who has resided in Detroit for 50 years,
was a member of- the Wayne State faculty for 14
years, and in 1969-1970, served as its assistant dean of
students. His new position is similar to being a regent
at the University.
"My area of expertise is urban education," ex-
plained Jackson, who received his Bachelor's and
Master's degrees from WSU. "I feel I can make an
important contribution by serving on the board. They
need my voice.
"MY PROFESSORS at Wayne inspired me a great
deal," he continued, from his School of Education of-
fice yesterday. "Their faith in me enabled me to

achieve a lot of my goals. I have some dues to pay."
"A year ago in July my wife died in a car ac-
cident," he said somberly as he studied her portrait
on a table behind his desk. "She used to serve on the
board, which was a large part of why I ran for the of-
fice."
The 53-year-old father of two was invited to the
Center in 1970. In addition to teaching a variety of ur-
ban education courses, Jackson serves as the direc-
tor of the University's School of Education's Office of
Minority Affairs and as the chairman of the Student
Relations Committee, an advisory board that makes
recommendations about student issues to Vice
President of Student Services Henry Johnson.
HIS FIRST love, however, is teaching.
"Nothing can match it," he said with a broad smile.
"It's a great feeling to know that you helped inspire
someone, and affected his life style in some special'
way.
"Jackson said he has encountered some obstacles
as a black faculty member at the University. "Many

U regent
of us feel alienated from the mainstream , of the
academic community," he observed. "It's like a
reincarnation of the real world. Even though this is
considered an enlightened community, the tension
still exists. Many of us survive simply because we
never let ourselves forget where we came from."
Jackson also pointed out some of the special
problems minority students face at the University.
He stressed that the University has not adequately
explained what minorities can expect to encounter
here and how it can be of help.
"IT'S NOT enough just to say you're admitted here.
We need to provide these students with the necessary
ingredients to help them succeed here," he said.
Another area of concern to the new WSU governor
is student course evaluations. His Student Relations
Committee will be addressing the Michigan Student
Assembly evaluations at its Nov. 20 meeting.
"Some of my colleagues have negative feelings
about the course evaluations," said Jackson.- "Some
See FORMER, Page 5

Doily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
UNIVERSITY PROF. Murray Jackson, of the Center for Higher Education,
discusses his recent election of the Wayne State University Board of Gover-
nors.

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Anti-rape
rally
draws 0150'
on Diag
By CLAUpIA CENTOMINI
The red paint proclaiming "A woman
was raped here" at dozens of area
locations was barely dry as more than
150 persons gathered on the Diag
yesterday to demonstrate their concern
for the safety of Ann Arbor women.
PIRGIM; an organizer of the rally,
denied it was involved in the stenciling,
but spokeswoman Juli Silverstein said
she supported the efforts of the vigilan-
tes who painted the signs at more than
100 locations where they claimed a
woman had been sexually assaulted.
The spectators at the rally appeared
supportive of most of the featured
speakers who delivered rhetoric that
has become the standard script at such
rallies.
BUT ONE speaker raised the ire of at
least part of the audience when he
claimed that "We (men) are all benefit-
ting from rape."
Shouts of protest erupted from the
audience as Lou Okin, a worker with
the Domestic Violence Project, tried to
explain his philosophy of society and
rape.
"As long as' men want to rape, they
will," Okin told the crowd.
All men "perpetrate" rape by
"glorifying movies, . patronizing
See SPEAKER, Page 3

Meese., Baker first
Reagan appointees

From AP and UPI
LOS ANGELES - President-elect
Ronald Reagan announced yesterday
the first two appointees of his ad-
ministration.
Named as counselor to the president
with Cabinet rank is Edwin Meese III, a
lawyer from San Diego who was
Reagan's campaign chief of staff and is
heading the president-elect's transition
team.
APPOINTED AS White House chief
of staff is James Baker-III of Houston,
Texas, a top aide in President Gerald
Ford's campaign in 1976 and adviser to
George Bush during the presidential
primary season.
Ending several days of rumors,
President-elect Reagan said yesterday
he has chosen Edwin Meese III, his
longtime aide, and James A. Baker III,
who managed presidential campaigns
for two of his opponents, to be his top
White House advisers.
Meese, appointed as White House
counselor with Cabinet rank, will be
responsible for Cabinet administration,
the domestic policy staff of the
president and staff operations of the
National Security Council.
BAKER WILL have overall direction
of the White House staff, including
congressional relations, ad-
ministration, press relations and the
White House personnel office.
Both men will be presidentially

designated members of the NSC, a
small group of advisers on national
security matters.
Reagan aides in California made the
announcement in his name only a few
hours after the president-elect told
reporters in Los Angeles that he had
made no decisions on major appoin-
tments.
MEESE, WHO is directing the
Reagan staff efforts in the transition
from a Carter to a Reagan ad-
ministration, was the president-elect's
chief of staff while Reagan was gover-
nor of California and has been one of his
closest aides.°
On the other hand, Baker, a Houston
lawyer, managed the 1976 campaign of
President Gerald R. Ford and the 1980
presidential campaign of George Bush,
who subsequently joined Reagan on the
GOP ticket and is the vice president-
elect.
Reagan himself is due to visit
Washington 'beginning Moday,
scheduling several meetings with
congressmen and senators before
paying a first visit to his future home at
the White House.
REAGAN ALSO will receive national
security briefings and meet with sup-
porters and transition aides before he
meets President Carter for the first
time since defeating him in the last
week's election, aides said yesterday.
They also released a list of 14

economic advisors who will meet in Los
Angeles this weekend to thrash out
details of Reagan's overall economic
plans.
Those advisers, who include a num-
ber of prominent economists and for-
mer Cabinet members in the ad-
ministrations of Richard M. Nixon and
Gerald R. Ford, will discuss "how to
implement, not what to implement,"
said transition press officer James
Brady, emphasizing that the group is
not. pushing for changes in Reagan's
stated policies.
ONE SUBJECT sure to be discussed,
he said, will involve possible ways to
meet Reagan's pledge to cut the federal
budget by two per cent.
Reagan said in Los Angeles yester-
day that he has made no decisions
about appointments to his new ad-
ministration and has not yet talked with
members of his transition staff.
"They did announce it?" he asked,
sounding surprised, when reporters
tried to question him as he entered a
Beverly Hills barber shop.
"I just came down from the ranch. I
didn't know they made the announ-
cement," said Reagan. But he added,
"I was expecting it.-"
Asked if he had been conferring by
telephone with members of his tran-
sition staff during his vacation, Reagan
replied, "No, no, we've just been ran-
ching."

Discrimination charge
dropped as MSA plan
pays childbirth costs

Gays, feminists get OK
from understanding Anita

BY DAVID MEYER
Three days before she gave birth in a
local hospital, a University student
wanted to make sure there would be no
problem with her student insurance
covering the medical costs.
She was told, however, that the policy
she had purchased months earlier
through the Michigan Student Assem-
bly would not cover the medical costs of
her pregnancy. ,
Because of her unanticipated finan-
cial burden, doctors arranged for her to
spend only two days in the hospital, in-
stead of the three days most women
spend in the hospital when they have a
child.
INSURANCE company represen-
tatives told the student that the policy
did not cover expenses relating to a
pregnancy ,f it was conceived before
the policy was purchased. Other pre-
existing medical conditions are

covered, however.
Claiming that such a provision
discriminates against women, the
student filed complaints with the state
Department of Civil Rights.
The legality of such a provision was
never addressed, however.
THE STUDENT dropped her com-
plaints against MSA and the under-
writer when a doctor's statements con-
vinced the insurance company that the
pregnancy may have been conceived
after the policy was purchased.
The insurance company decided to
pay- the woman more than $1,500 for
medical expenses because a pregnancy
conceived after the policy is purchased
is covered.
Dan Newman, president of G-M Un-
derwriters, the company that ad-
ministers the student insurance, said
the woman's difficulty was the result of

NEW YORK (UPI)-Anita Bryant, whose
crusade against homosexuals stirred bitter protests
in gay communities across the nation, now says she
has changed her mind and believes in "live and let
live."
In an interview in the December issue of the
Ladies' Home Journal, she said, "If I had to do it
over, I'd do it again, but not in the same way."
"I COULD SEE that a lot of people got involved in
the crusade who had a personal vendetta about
gays," she said.
"They harbored hatreds. They were as wrong as
the gay extremists were and they're going to hate
Anita Bryant for saying that."
The singer and former Florida orange juice
publicist said the traumatic events leading up to her
divorce hooked her on pills and wine and pushed her
to the edge of suicide.
"I'M MORE inclined to say "live and let live, just
don't flaunt it or try to legalize it," she told the
Journal.
"I guess I can better understand the gays' and the
feminists' anger and frustration."
Bryant said she married Bob Green "for the

wrong reasons. Physical attraction was Bob's
overwhelming strong point. I was lonely and needy,
very naive and unhappy which affects your ability
to look at what you should look at in a man."
THE MAGAZINE asked Bryant about her
husband's allegations that she was unfaithful.
"I can't say that I'm totally innocent. I guess
when there's a real void in your life and your
marriage has become rotten, you fantasize a lot of
things," she said. "I can't pretend to be lily-white.
That was part of it, too."
She said in 1976 she kicked a Valium habit. Two
years later she became dependent on sleeping pills
and wine, and contemplated suicide.
Bryant said her divorced status had affected her
feeling about feminism. "There are some valid
reasons why militant feminists are doing what
they're doing," she said.
"Having experienced a form of male chauvinism
among Christians that was devastating, I can see
how women are controlled in a very ungodly, un-
Christ-like way ... the problem is that most men
are insensitive to women's needs.
She said, however, she still couldn't support ERA.

Bryant
... changes her tune

ODAY
Queen or a day
GABRIELLA BRUM of West Germany, winner
of the 1980 Miss World competition, quit her
title yesterday less than 24 hours after winning
it. The resignation came shortly after the 18-
year-old Brum said that her 52-year-old boyfriend was "not
too pleased" with her victory. Britain's domestic news
agency, the Press Association quoted Brum as saying that
Benno Bellenbaum, a film cameraman, was the man she

Those nosey Jews
Do rabbis smell funny? The question wasn't addressed,
but Bailey Smith, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Del
City, Okla., and president of the Southern Baptist Conven-
tion, recently told his congregation that Jews "have funny
looking noses." In a sermon on "God's Special People and
Special Places," Smith said, "There are some people with
whom God works more intimately with than others. Why,
you say? I don't know. Why did he choose the Jews? I don't

Eating the evidence
A judge and jury in Rochester, New York found it a little
tough to swallow a contention by police that Louis Davis,
Jr. ate the evidence. Davis, 26, was arrested on April 14,
when he allegedly tried to palm off a $1 bill for a $20 bill. At
Davis' trial, the two detectives who arrested him testified
they left the bill on a table and turned away for a few secon-
ds. When they turned back, they said, the bill was gone and
Davis was standing nearby chewing something. Though the
detectives tried to pry open Davis' mouth, they were too

around in.a search for solutions to some of the world's more
weighty problems yesterday. For example, how do you get
an egg, a box, four tin cans, string, and a skateboard across
the Diag without breaking the egg or letting your body
touch the ground? Or, how fast can you walk in a circle
while your forehead is attached to a baseball bat servitig as
a pivot on the sidewalk? Groups of students competed in
these and six other events-entitled EAT-to see who could
complete the tasks in the least time and gain the most poin-
ts. The results won't be tabulated until Monday, but the
winners will receive dinner at Mountain Jack's, lunch at

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