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Vol. XCII, No. 79 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Mich ign-Thursday, January 7, 1982 Free Issue Ten Pages plus Supplement

. Top U.S.
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President
Reagan, urged by two top ad-
ministration officials to retain draft
registration, will rule soon on the
volatile issue affecting m lions of young
men, an aide said yesterday.
"The president may act in the next
several days on the draft," said White
House spokesman Larry Speakes.
REAGAN WAS not expected to an-
nounce a decision before early next
week on whether to retain the existing
registration system or to end it and thus
eliminate the prospect of having to at-
tempt prosecutions of the . estimated
800,000 young men who have not
Administration officials said yester-
day Defense Secretary Caspar Wein-
berger and Secretary of State Alexan-
der Haig have urged Reagan to retain
the registration system instituted by
President Carter in July 1980 as a
response to the Soviet invasion of
Reagan-who opposed the program
during the campaign and criticized
Carter for it-has on his desk a task for-
ce report on military manpower that
reviews his options.
A POSSIBLE factor in a decision
could be the situation in Poland, and a
perceived need-for the United States not
to back off from its military buildup at
a time of tension.
Without a Reagan decision on the
program, the Justice Department has
held up efforts to prosecute 183 of the
estimated 800,000 young men who have
failed to register for a draft. About 6.6
milion young men have complied with
the registration requirement.
Administration officials said Haig
and Weinberger were firm in their
belief registration should remain in
place to bolster military readiness.
"They both came down very hard on
it," one official said.
Their recommendations were put on
his desk along with the manpower task
'force report, which Reagan said he
wanted to review before making a
decision on the program.

Students plan
in Poland

From AP and UPI
Polish students are reported trying to
organize an underground resistance to
the martial law regime, and the Soviet
Union pledged yesterday to plow nearly
$4 billion into Poland's feeble economy.
Attempts to rally students into
passive resistance were reported by.
Poland's army newspaper, Zolnierz
Wolnosci. The paper said students
from the Warsaw Medical Academy
had passed out leaflets saying "the
present situation forces us to start un-
derground activity. Students of the
Medical Academy should begin passive
resistance to all orders. There will be a
time for action." .
ZOLNIERZ Wolnosci, in Tuesday's
edition, said members of the now-
dissolved Independent Students'
Association - which the paper called
"strictly counterrevolutinary" - p-
lanned to call a meeting in Warsaw to

organize a new international
association with "anti-Communist
The students' plans were thwarted by
the imposition of martial law, the'
newspaper said. Its report was the first
official acknowledgment of student
unrest since the crackdown Dec. 13.
A British student ariving in
Copenhagen from Warsaw yesterday
said leaflets distributed in Poland urge
workers to "act like morons," work
slowly and claim sickness often. He
also said about 50,000 people have-been
seized, or 10 times the number claimed
by authorities.
THE STUDENT, who requested
anonymity, described Warsaw as "a
relatively calm showpiece of confor-
mity to martial law," but said "in
Katowice, I saw helicopters scanning
city streets nightly with, spotlights,
See POLISH, Page 2

RAY CLASSEN OF Boulder Creek, helps a neighbor me
California have caused severe damage to homes and man3
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damages i
BEN LOMOND, Calif. - Rescue workers yesterday dug
through tons of mud loosed by a violent rainstorm that
killed at least 28 people, forced the closing of the Golden
Gate Bridge and caused an estimated $100 million in
Up to 20 people were trapped when a mountainside
collapsed at 2 a.m. Monday and washed over 300 acres of
expensive homes in this wooded Santa Cruz County com-
munity about 60 miles south of San Francisco, witnesses
said. One body was found, and rescue teams, stalled more
than two days by fog and mud, expected to find more.
EARL ROBERTSON, spokesman for the rescue effort,
was asked if there was any hope for residents caught in
the slide. "If there's anybody in there - no," he replied.
The death toll from the storm stood at 28 yesterday
afte noon, and officials said it could go higher.
Here in Ben Lomond, Monday morning's massive slide
made a quagmire of Love Creek, where expensive homes
had stood in a beautiful redwood-studded valley.
"It looks like a pile of matchsticks," volunteer fireman
Ross Harriman said. "They (the houses) bear no
relationship to homes anymore."
EMERGENCY MEDICAL technician Rodger Lee, who
saw the landslide, said many of the homes cost $300,000.
"The whole mountain moved and came down on the 300
acres," he said.

love mud-covered belongings from their home. Mudslides in
y families have been forced to evacuate.
11 mudsli-de,
in m1110nS
In Marin County, more mudslides sent two homes
crashing down the hills above the resort village of
Sausalito, killing one woman and closing a detour route
which had allowed the temporary reopening of the Golden
Gate Bridge. About 600 persons were evacuated from
Sausalito for fear of more slides.
Residents digging out from the winter onslaught sur-
veyed damage exceeding $100 million by some
preliminary estimates, much of the loss suffered directly
by homeowners uninsured against the rare flood and
mudslide damage.
HIGHWAY 101, the main route north from San Fran-
cisco across the Golden Gate Bridge through Marin Coun-
ty, already was closed by slides. Highway officials said
foundation ground beneath the highway remained un-
stable threatening further slide damage.
Officials were trying to open four of the highway's eight
lanes just north of the bridge by last night.
With the bridge closed, tens of thousands of commuters
suffered through a massive traffic jam on the Richmond
San Rafael Bridge, a large span across the bay north of
the Golden Gate, or turned to private boats and ferries
Though Marin and Santa Cruz were the hardest hit
areas, Gov. Edmund Brown declared a stae of emergency
there and in four other counties, including wine-producing
Sonoma County north of Marin, and San Mateo, Contra
Cosa and Humboldt counties around San Francisco Bay.

State, University woo
robot manufacturers

This week a three-member
delegation from the University aided
the Michigan Department of Commer-
ce in negotiations with General Electric
to locate a plant to manufacture in-
dustrial robots in Michigan. A
spokesperson from GE said yesterday
that a final decision probably will not be
reached until this summer.
Donald Smith, director of the Univer-
sity's Industrial Development Division
and a member of the briefing commit-
tee, said yesterday the Commerce
Department will brief another large
manufacturing company next week
about the benefits of robots in
Michigan. Smith declined to give the
name of the corporation.
THE BRIEFING sessions are part of a
continuing effort by the state and the
University to lure manufacturing com-

panies and research dollars to
Michigan under Gov. William
Milliken's., plan to establish a world
class robotics center in Ann Arbor.
Such giant corporatins as General
Motors and General Electric have ex-
pressed an interest in the University's
robotics center within the College of
Engineering and in the proposed $200
million center which would probably be
located in Ann Arbor.
Triygve Vigmostad, deputy director
of the economic development office in
the Commerce Department, said the
briefing committee is briefing both
foreign and domestic firms.
"WE'RE TALKING to a number of
companies, and it's going well,"
Vigmostad said. "(They) can't afford
not to be a part of it."
The firms have expressed interest in
See STATE, Page 5

LSA instructor fails to show up for exam

Reagan seeks more
cuts, tax hike in '83

Many students dread final exams, but the 121
students taking Political Science 412 last term faced a
different kind of problem when their instructor failed
to show up to give his test.
Visiting lecturer Robert Kaufman's Legal Process
exam, which was worth 100 percent of the course
grade for most students, was scheduled for Saturday,
Dec. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. After waiting an hour and a
half for Kaufman to show up, four students went to
his apartment. There they found a very surprised,
apologetic instructor.
"IT WAS A simple human mistake," Kaufman
said. "I thought the exam was supposed to be given
on Sunday."
According to Department Chairman Samuel Bar-
nes, this was the first time anything like this had ever
happened in the political science department.
Most students were quite upset when Kaufman
failed to arrive. "People were fairly perturbed," said
LSA junior Dave King. "I was a little upset because I
had studied for the test and was prepared to take it

'It was a simple human mistake. I
thought the exam was supposed to
be given on Sunday.'
-Robert Kaufman,
Political Science instructor
right then."
AS SOON AS he learned of the error, Kaufman said,
he began to call his students to inform them of alter-
nate exam dates. "I was in my office until 2 a.m.
making phone calls," he said.
Kaufman gave the exam to about 10 students in his
office later that evening, and arranged for four other
make-up exams during what was left of finals week.
Kaufman, an attorney, is currently working on two
doctoral degrees for Harvard and Columbia Univer-
sities. He also said he carries the heaviest\ instructor
load in the department.
IN A LETTER sent to all the students in the class,

Department Chairman Samuel Barnes outlined the
following five options from which they could choose
in completing the course: Students can take an alter-
nate exam tonight at 7:30; students who have already
taken the exam can take tonight's test, receiving the.
better of the two grades; students can make
arrangements for a different exam time, or "another
form of evaluation, such as a research paper;" and
students also have the chance to take the course pass-
fail, or to drop it retroactively.
"I bent over backwards to be fair to the students,"
Kaufman said, adding that there is no specific
deadline for the students who elect to write a paper.
Other than the final exam, an optional 15-page
paper due on the last day of class was the only other
factor in students' grades. Only 12 students chose to
write the paper.
"THE POINT IS, because there was the option of
doing a paper, it is inaccurate to say that the final
exam was worth 100 percent of every student's
grade," he said.
Several students said they were unhappy with the
way Kaufman was assigning their grades. Two
See LSA, Page 5

Reagan administration neared
completion yesterday of a fiscal 1983
budget that will seek new tax in-
creases, further cuts in social
programs and a fattened military
spending plan.
President Reagan- already has
decided to ask'Congress for cuts of
more than $30 billion in domestic
programs and will make up his mind
this week on how large a package of
tax increases he will support to keep
the deficit under $100 billion, ad-
ministration officials said.
REAGAN'S spending blueprint for
the new fiscal year, which begins
Oct. 1, also is expected to include:
* An 18 percent jump in the Pen-
tagon's budget, to a record $215

" A plan for returning more
federal money to states and
cities-along with new budget
responsibilities now shouldered by
* An "enterprise zone" proposal to
assist decaying inner cities by of-
fering tax breaks to businesses that
locate and hire residents in up to 25
specially designated areas a year;
* Significant cuts in welfare
benefits, food stamps, Medicare and
Medicaid, nutrition programs, sub-
sidized housing and job training for
the poor and a long list of other non-
military programs. Social Security
is the only social program the
president has placed off limits.
See REAGAN, Page 5


Driven crazy
AMAN WAS driven to "autocide" by Washington's
first major storm. That's what Bellevue Police
Major Jack Kellem called the strange case of an
irate motorist who beat, then shot his car after it

Begging for recognition
Indian beggars have formed their own organization to
fight for their rights and have called upon "beggars of the
world" to unite with them. "This is a profession like any
other profession and also as old," Beggars Federation
spokesman K. Kenna said. "Ours is the organization of
those who support their families by begging," Kenna ad-
ded. He did not indicate how many beggars are in the new
federation. There are an estimated 1.6 million beggars

Westerdal of Cheyenne, Wyoming has completed five days
in a bathtub filled with 49,975 jellybeans. The East High
School student emerged Tuesday with $5,057 worth of
pledges to fight muscular distrophy. He said he also hoped
to earn a note in the Guiness Book of World Records, along
side those who have sat out anxious moments in tubs filled
with spaghetti. Westerdahl got up for five minutes each
hour to rest and for 30 minutes each morning to shower
away the sweetness. One person pledged $200 if he'd sleep
wearing only swim trunks. Westerdahl complied. "I
preferably don't care to see any more jellybeans again," a

weekly newspaper Ilustrovana reported. The newspaper
gave no details of the arrests, but said they were made with
the help of ornithologists (bird experts). On the happier
side, the gravedigger in the village of Cimego, Italy was
"unemployed" last year and had to be given other duties to
keep him busy. Officials there said no deaths occurred in
1981 in the town. Seven births rallied the population to 430
healthy citizens. Further European updates
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