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Ninety-Two Years
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Vl. XCII, No. 106 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 7, 1982 Ten Cents Eight Pages

Run ning for governor

from a state prison cell

By BARRY WITT probably wo
Special to the Daily primary in AU
JACKSON - Like any good candidate for Jansson's
governor of the State of Michigan, Gustave August, anyw
Eric Jansson has mastered the fine art of cam- race as soon
paign rhetoric. "Michigan owes the people," proves himse
he says as if rehearsing for a speech. "The So why is t
people don't owe Michigan." degree from.
And he's developed the politician's unceasing didate? To s
optimism, insisting that the number of people raise tough q
finding'out about him is growing every day. to answer, an
BUT UNLIKE any other candidate, Gustave son for the jot
Jansson concedes he's not the most qualified "The peopl
man for the job. He can't even vote for himself. sson says. "I
That's because unlike any other candidate, make their ch
Jansson is running his campaign from a JANSSON
medium-security cell in Jackson State Prison gubernatoria
-and prisoners can't vote. i state, challen
The 34-year-old convict from Kent County is solutions to ti
midway through his second term at the prison, would like t
a 10-15 year sentence for third degree criminal sharply redu
sexual assualt. cut its expen
HE SAY'S he is innocent. And a Detroit mate labor or
forensic psychiatrist hired by Jansson to in- But most c
vestigate his case believes that a truth serum Patterson, th
test he gave Jansson early last year may is one of nea
validate the inmate's claim. But that may not governor.
be relevant to the campaign, as an appeal "Patterson
Nation's
fres hpe rsons
go for bucks,
survey says
From staff and wire reports
WASHINGTON- This year's college freshpersons are more
interested in making money and are more conservative than
any other class in recent years, a new survey shows.
The University of California at Los Angeles and the American
Council on Education yesterday released their 16th annual sur-
vey of entering freshpersons.
THE SURVEY was based on questionnaires completed by
204,930 of the 1.7 million freshpersons who entered college last
fall.
It found that 60.2 percent-nearly two thirds-ranked "being
well-off financially" as~a very important goal in life. A year ago
63:3 percent felt that way and in 1967 only 43 percent did.
At the same time, 67 percent said a very important reason for
going to college is "to make more money." That compares with
63.4 percent last year and only 49.9 percent in 1971.
UNIVERSITY OF Michigan freshpersons appear to be typical
of the freshmen around the nation. Cheryl Matthews, from
Livonia, said, "I want to make a lot of money. After going
through all this shit, I'll deserve it. Also, I want to live the life
I'm accustomed to."'
Richard Moizio, an engineering freshman from White Plains,
N.Y., said "Of course I hope to make a lot of money. It's a strong
reason-but not the only one."
Daniel Montgomery from Bloomfield Hills said, "Money isn't
my overall, guiding force. If it was, I'd know that I was pre-law
or pre-med or something."

uldn't be completed before the
ugust.
campaign may not make it to
ay. He says he will pull out of the
as one of the other candidates
lf worthy of being governor.
his inmate, who holds a bachelor's
Wayne State University, a can-
stimulate interest and conflict, to
questions for the other candidates
nd to point out who is the best per-
b, he explains.
e don't have a clear choice;" Jan-
They have to be better educated to
hoice."
HOPES to engage the other
1 candidates in debates around the
nging them to put forth reasonable
the state's economic problems. He
o see property and rother taxes
iced and believes the state could
ditures dramatically by using in-
n a variety of public works jobs.
of all, Jansson is after L. Brooks
he Oakland County prosecutor who
arly 20 announced candidates for
already has caused too many

problems for the state," Jansson says. "His
candidacy has to be shown for what he stands
for and what he is.
WHAT PATTERSON stands for, according to
Jansson, is increased tensions in the state's
prisons and the death penalty.
The inmate blames Patterson for en-
couraging prison guards to crack down on in-
mates last May, sparking widespread rioting in
the state's prison system.
And, Patterson supported Ballot Proposal B
in 1978, which eliminated reduction of prison
sentences for "good time" served - a proposal
that Jansson says has caused "one hell of a
drug problem and increased prison crime."
THE INCENTIVE for rehabilitation of
prisoners has been eliminated, Jansson con-
tinues. "If I saved a guard's life today, I
wouldn't get out any earlier. So what's my in-
centive to save his life?"
Jansson also assails Patterson for his out-
spoken support of the death penalty. "I'm not
worried about ever getting the death penalty,
I'm worried ;about human life," says Jansson,
who previously served time for fraud.
Since last summer's prison riots, Jansson has

Daily Photo by BARRY WITT
Gustave Eric Jansson, candidate for governor

See RUNNING, Page 3

Reagan budget
proposes largest

deficit

m

history

i

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON- President Reagan sent
Congress a $757.6 billion budget for 1983 that
proposes the largest deficits in history-$273
billion over the next three years-along with a
second broad swath of cuts through social
programs and a record military build-up.
The election year budget blueprint, which in-
stantly triggered a furor among Reagan's
congressional friends and foes, projects deficits
of $98.6 billion in fiscal 1982, $91.5 billion in' 1983
and $82.9 billion in 1984, the year congressional
Republicans were hoping would produce the first
balanced budget since 1969.
A YEAR AFTER the administration identified
deficits as the leading cause of inflation, and
vowed a balanced budget by 1984, officials tried
yesterday to downplay the- significance of the
massive red ink.
Budget Director David Stockman
acknowledged the deficits were being described
"with words behind them like 'staggering,
towering, gigantic, huge, etc.' They're not large
in the context of a $3.3 trillion economy," Stock-
man said.

And while the president insisted his program
would eventually return the nation to a path of
strong growth and low inflation, his short-term
outlook was not encouraging for the millions of
Americans left unemployed by recession.
REAGAN PREDICTED the economy would
begin to recover this spring, but said unem-
ployment is expected to average near a post-
World War II high of 9 percent for 1982' and
remain above 8 percent for much of 1983.
The budget, the first Reagan has shaped from
start to finish, sticks to the plan he launched a
year ago for a massive rearmament, extensive
cuts in domestic programs and personal income
tax cuts.
Reagan avoided the further embarrassment of
being the first president to project a $100 billion
deficit by urging Congress to cut an additional
$2.4 billion from domestic programs during the
current fiscal year. Otherwise, the 1982, deficit
would hit $101 billion.
DEFENSE SPENDING would jump 10 percent
-in 1983, diverting 29 cents out of every federal
dollar to the Pentagon and other defense-related
agencies.
See REAGAN, Page 3

Michael Goldring, a freshman business student from Bir-
mingham said, "I'm concerned with making money because I
want to be rich. You get classy women that way."
Alexander Astin, a UCLA education professor and survey
director, said, "This increasing materialism has been accom-
panied by increased political conservatism."
Conservatives moved ahead of liberals in, the poll, with the
number of students labelling themselves conservatives rising
from 17.1 to 19.6 percent, while the number calling themselves
liberals fell from 19.6 to 10.1 percent.
There were drops in both the "far right" from 1.2 to 1.1 per-
cent and the "far left" from 2.1 to 1.6 percent.
Astin said the majority of students always has identified itself
as "middle of the road," including 59.6 percent this year.
But he noted that, "Whereas students on the left of the
political spectrum outnumbered those on, the right by better
than 2 to 1-38.1 versus 10.2 percent-10 years ago, those on the
right now slightly outnumber those on the left-20.7 percent ver-
sus 19.7 percent."
He also cited conservative trends in decreased student sup-
port for legalizing marijuana, down in 1981 from 39.3 to 34 per-
cent, abolishing the death penalty-from 34.5 to 30.1 percent-
and for school busing 45.8 to 43.9 percent.:
Astin also said there was some evidence that high school
"grade inflation" has ended, although 20.6 percent of freshmen
still report getting an "A" average in~high school. In 1969, only
12.5 percent had an "A" average.

Daily Photo by KIM HILL
MICHIGAN'S THAD Garner (45) drives to the hoop to score two of his game-
high 19 points, as teammates Dean Hopson (23) and Ike Person (52) look on.
Garner's consistent play was a key to yesterday's triumph over Illinois.
Blue cagers scalp
F) 58-53

Teach-in speakers
blast Salvador po'licy

By MARK FISCHER
It's still too early to call it a com-
plete turnaround, but the Michigan
basketball team is getting there.
The Wolverine cagers yesterday
upset Illinois, 58-53, bringing home
the third victory in their last four
games.
Theregionally televised game at
Crisler Arena was their third
straight win at home.
THE BLUE hoopsters, who were
1-13 just two weeks ago, upped their
record to 4-14 overall and 3-7 in the

Big Ten, snapping a four-game
Illinois winning streak and dropping
the visitors to 13-6 overall and 6-4 in
the league.
"This win magnifies the confiden-
ce we had from. the Ohio State
game," said Michigan sophomore
guard Dan Pelekoudas, referring to
his team's 62-60 overtime victory
over the Buckeyes Jan. 28. "I think
Illinois was the best team in the con-
ference going into this game. Now
we know we can beat any team.
That's got to give us confidence."
See GARNER, Page8

By BILL SPINDLE
In the wake of President Reagan's dispatch of
$55 million in new military aid to El Salvador,
speakers at a campus teach-in yesterday urged
students to work actively to end U.S. interven-
tion in the Central American country.
"Reagan has sent dawn $55 million by signing
a piece of paper," said Beth Parry, one of the
main speakers at the teach-in, sponsored by the
Latin American Solidarity Committee. "We need
to raise money so that the people of El Salvador
can continue their struggle," she said.
PARRY ALSO told students to send a letter or
mailgram to their legislators in Washington to
let Reagan know they oppose his policy toward
El Salvador.
The Reagan administration last week vowed to
do "whatever is necessary" to stop a leftist vic-

tory in El Salvador, leaving open the possibility,
of sending U.S. troops.
This announcement followed a certification by
Reagan late last month that the Salvadoran jun-
ta has made a "concerted and significant effort"
to protect human rights.
Speakers at yesterday's teach-in claimed
Reagan's statement was a complete fallacy,
citing several alleged instances of torture by the
'junta.
PARRY QUOTED what she said was the
testimony of a former Salvadoran soldier that
several women and children were tortured and
brutally killed in the presence of American
Green Berets, who were training the soldiers.
The teach-in, offering seven workshops
throughout the day, attracted about 300 people.
See SPEAKERS, Page 3

TODAY
Radio illegal New York
IRATE RADIO station that has been oper-
ng on Long Island has slipped into a news-
ainper'sregular radio listings. The station, using
papcall letters WBUZ has been transmitting rock
music at 103.1 on the FM dial. The illicit broadcasters, who

Air Comedy .
A delayed British Airways flight was all Labor party
leader Michael Foot needed to launch a comedy routine
over the airplane public address system. The passengers
found it somewhat amusing. The parliament, however,
found it less than amusing and sought an extensive in-
vestigation into Foot's antics because of possible safety
violations. Some passengers found Foot's quips suggesting
that Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher be
asked to fix the engine, vows that, under socialism, the

world's most populous Roman Catholic country. The
jackass is now in custody of Monsignor Carmine Rocco and
according to local press reports the jackass has chased the
monsignor's pet birds and trampled the strawberry bushes
in his garden. Da Silca is distressed that the animal has not
been sent to Rome and because of this has gone on his-
hunger strike. "Either the jackass goes to Rome, or I die,"
he announced as he chained his arms together and threw
away the key. "I'll fight to the grave for this. It is my ideal,
above everything else. " Police and firemen cut the chains
and took the man to a psychiatric hospital. He was later
raaa a ti fia onntnn,nie t c a'A cnlr~fcm*1fnrO

combatting drug traffickers: go fdr the money instead of
concentrating on the drugs. The plan to capitalize on the
troubles huge quantities of cash pose for drug kingpins is
called Operation Greenback. Seizing smugglers and their
drugs has its place, says customs official William Rosen-
blatt, but blocking the flow of cash can cripple a drug net-
work just as a legitimate corporation is strangled when its
cash flow is blocked. Drug chieftains must pay their sup-
pliers, and their creditors are uncommonly impatient.
Rosenblatt said those who don't pay on time often are mur-
dered. So, it's true. Even drug dealers have money

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