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Ninety- Two. Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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VoI. XCI. No. 152

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 11, 1982

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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Milliken's exit heats

up governor's race

By BILL SPINDLE
Last December, Gov. William Milliken an-
ounced that he would not seek re-election this
vember and that he would be trading politics
and the executive mansion for retirement as
soon as his term ends later in the year.
But, whether or not he hopes to leave politics
behind him next winter, his name and his
record will stay behind, playing a central role
in the tangled contest to choose his successor.
ALREADY MORE than 20 candidates have
entered the race, some with more realism than
others. Most of these contenders have split into
two camps, one which looks back at the
iliken administration in a more or less
avorable light and one:(a much larger group)
that has seized the opportunity to rally against

the Milliken government as the Lansing.crowd
responsible for not solving the state's economic
ills.
But when it comes to the most important
issue of the campaign-some would say the
only issue-no two of the candidates can agree.
Clearly, the issue at the heart of every single
one of the twenty-odd campaigns in the failure
of Michigan's economy and what to do about it.
And when it comes to this issue, everybody's
got a plan.
WHEN MILLIKEN announced that he would
not run again, the state's economy was in
miserable condition. Now, less than four mon-
ths later, the economy is worse and apparently
sinking fast.
Auto sales, the foundation of the -state's

economy for the past 50 years, have come close
to scraping bottom and are now the lowest
ey've been for 32 years. Unemployment has
steaC'v crept upward, reaching as high as 23
percent in some Michigan cities, and interest
rates have remained high enough to discourage
many new investments. And, to top everything
off, the Reagan Administration last week hin-
ted that the days of Washington helping out the
ailing auto industry may be over.
Left with the proposition of pulling Michigan
up by its own bootstraps, it might seem many
politicians would shy away from inheriting the
rubble of Michigan's economy. But, for many
aspiring politicians, the state's economic
disaster presents a rare opportunity: The per-
fect political issue for riding into the executive

mansion.
AND, FOR this reason, many observers are
giving the Democrats a built-in edge in this
year's race. The Democrats will also benefit
from the state's general resentment of the
Republican, administration in Washington,
which promised the unemployed jobs two years
ago and thus far, by and large, has failed to
produce them.
If nothing else, the Democrats certainly
seem confident that this year they can finally
win the governor's office back from the
Republicans, who have held it for 20 years. Six-
teen Democrats have joined in the crowded
race, while only four Republicans have
exhibited much serious interest in giving the
contest a try.

Below is a summary of the plans of the 13
gubernatorial candidates who have the
greatest hope of placing in the Aug. 3 primary.
James Brickley (R)
Brickly is currently the state's lieutenant
governor and, as such, is.closely tied in voters'
minds, for better or worse, with the Milliken
administration's record. This helps him in the
sense that Milliken has built strong bipartisan
support in the state and is seen as something of
a grandfather figure in state politics. And,
Milliken's endorsement of Brickley will
therefore give him a boost in the pro-Milliken
circles.
At the same time, however, he is associated
with Milliken's recet push for a hike in the
See GOVERNOR'S, Page 7

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Lebanon
warns of
Israeli
i~ i
invasion
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)- Lebanon
said yesterday that 40,000 Israeli troops.
are massed near Lebanon's southern
border and asked the United States to
iitervene urgently to head off a
Ppogsible invasion against the
j Palestinian guerrillas.
Lebanese President Elias Sarkis met
twice with U.S. Ambassador Robert
Dillon, telling him Israel has massed
two armored divisions with 40,000
troops on southern Lebanon's border,
poised for an imminent attack.
"THE PRESIDENT has conveyed to
the U.S. government Lebanon's con-
cern over the Israeli buildup and sought
*ssurances that the United States
government will urgently intervene to
curb Israel," a Lebanese government
spokesman said.
Dillon, when asked whether the
situation was dangerous, told a repor-
ter in Beirut: "Yes it's dangerous, but
as I said we are doing our best to see
that the cease-fire is maintained." He
said the Reagan administration was in
constant touch with Israel and other
countries in the area to keep the peace.
0 In Barbados, where President
Reagan is vacationing, Deputy White
House Press Secretary Larry Speakes
said, "We renew our appeal for all
those involved in the region to show the
utmost irestraint.
"THIS IS THE time for maximum
caution.' We are working with all iour
contacts in the region energetically to
encourage an end to all actions that
contribute to tensions and violence."
In Tel Aviv, Prime Minister
enachem Begin's spokesman, Uri
Porat, said Palestinian guerrillas
"have good reason for their panic and
-hysteria," but declined to comment
directly on claims by the PLO and the
Lebanese government that Israel was
about to invade.

President
disavows

studeont,

aid

reductions

Daily Photo by JON SNOW

Run with it

A member of the Detroit Tradesmen rugby club attempts to avoid the onrush of his Michigan opponents during their
match yesterday at Elbel Field. j
Argent nesrallyor wr
as Haighods peace t alks

From AP and UPI
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -
Argentina's military president told
some 300,000 cheering supporters
yesterday that the armed forces will go
into battle if a British Armada tries to
retake the Falkland Islands. The
throng whistled and booed when he
mentioned the United States.
A 200-mile British war zone around'
the islands goes into effect at midnight
tonight, and President Reagan said in a
radio address from his vacation in Bar-
bados, "We'll. do all we can to help

bring a peaceful resolutin to this mat-
ter."
THE MULTITUDE, reminiscent of
crowds drawn to the Plaza de Mayo by
President Juan Peron and his wife Eva,
waved blue and white national flags
and exploded in cheers when President
Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri defied Britain to
attack Argentine soil.
He appeared on the balcony of Gover-
nment House after meeting for 90
minutes with Secretary of State
Alexander Haig, who arrived from
London to try to avert war over the

Falklands, the tiny British colony 25
miles off the southern coast that Argen-
tina seized April 2..
Haig refused to comment, but U.S.
sources said he was to meet Galtieri
again in the evening and fly back to
Washington today.
THE GOVERNMENT arranged the
demonstration to impress upon " Haig
that Argentina was determined not to
give in to British Prime Minister
Margaret thatcher's demand that it
withdraw its troops from the Falklands,
See HAIG, Page 2

From AP and UPI
President Reagan interrupted his vac-
ation for five minutes yesterday to tell a
radio audience in the Caribbean and in
the United States that "a lot of people
have simply been misled" about his
proposed cutbacks in federal aid for
college students.
"We haven't cut loans," Reagan said.
"We've cut the cost to taxpayers of
making these loans available."
But Democrats responded to
Reagan's speech quickly, accusing the
president -of being "amazingly con-
fused" -and of attempting to deceive
Americans about the nature of his
proposed cuts to education.
ON MANY campuses Reagan said,
"the students are being told they might
not be able to return to school next
year. In some instances, they've even
been incited to stage protest demon-
strations against what have been called
Draconian cuts in student aid."
"Well, a lot of people have simply
been misled," Reagan said,
acknowledging that guaranteed student
loans would drop from $2.7 billion this
year to $2.4 billion in the fiscal year
beginning Oct.1.
"But not one dime of the money being
cut has ever gone directly for loans to
students," Reagan said, adding theac-
tual loans are made by private banks.
HOWEVER, one administration of-
ficial, Wvho asked not to be identified,
said 'the prospects of getting any of
these changes sought by Reagan are
almost negligible."
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) putting
forth the official Democratic response
from Detroit in an equal-time broad-
cast, said Reagan's student aid
proposals, including cuts in federal
grants, would "aid 1.9 million students
less in academic year 1983-84 than are
being helped now."
Levin, in his broadcast, said that
Reagan "ignored" the administration's
program to eliminate over the next four
years Social Security student benefits
now going to some 640,000 children of
deceased or disabled workers.
IN ADDITION,, he said, Reagan's
proposed budget would cut off grants to

about 700,000 students, reduce campus-
based aid to another 230,000 students
and eliminte funds for supplemental
grants now going to about 440,000
students.
'Overall, the president proposes we
cut federal aid to education by about 35
percent," Levin said. "'And you can't
build a strong country without an
educated citizenry."
Rep. Peter Peyser (D-N.Y.) said he
was "furius" at Reagan's remarks.
"THE PRESIDENT, by design or
ignorance, has totally deceived the
See STUDENT, Page 2
Democrats
t Detroit
challengry"
Reagan
program--s.
DETROIT (UPI) - Sen. Carl Levin,
delivering from chilly Detroit :the
Democratic response to Pi esident
Reagan's radio address, yesterday in-
vited Reagan to view Michigan's
spiraling unemployment first-hand
when he returns from his tropical
vacation.
The Democrats chose the city hit
hard by the depressed auto industry to
stand in stark contrast to the posh
Caribbean resort from which Reagan
delivered his second live radio address'
to the nation.
In his 'remarks' prepared before
Reagan's speech, Levin noted Michigan.
is "bleeding economically" with 17 per-
cent unemployment.
"The American people don't mind the
president traveling to the Caribbean for,
See LEVIN, Page 2

State's bleak economy may clear

From staff and wire reports
While the state that put the nation on wheels is fin-
ding itself inescapably, mired in the potholes of,
unemployment and economic disaster, University
economists, however, are predicting a turn for the
better.
MICHIGAN'S jobless rate stands at a breathtaking
16.1 percent, with auto dependent cities such as Flint
ting levels near 23 percent. The budget - which
law must be balanced at the end of the fiscal year
- teeters $611 million in the red.
The federal government appears set to let Michigan
dig itself out.
But University economists are predicting that the
current recession will end sometime this summer
and the recession itself produces an easing of credit

conditions.
THE FORECAST, based on Michigan Quarter
Econometric Model of the U.S. Economy, was
prepared by the University's Reserach Seminar in
Quantitative Economics last month.
"Natural recovery forces - including strong un-
derlying demand for housing construction and autos
- will lead the recovery in the spring, and the mid-
year personal tax cut will accelerate the recovery
still further," the economists projected.
Business Administration professor Paul Mc-
Cracken points out that "the current recession would
be sharply out of context with our history if business
conditions did not begin to improve by mid-year, and
the low point during the second quarter would be a
reasonable expectation based, on our experience in

other comparable episodes."
BUT THAT OPTIMISM was not shared by labor
and auto industry officials who were miffed to learn
this week a Reagan administration member told
congressional staffers nothing more will be done to
help the ailing industry.
U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee
Chairman John Dingell in a speech' to about 100
autoworkers at Local 122 said the disclosure of no
help for autornakers came last week from a "leading
official" in the automotive section of the Department
of Commerce.
The official told staff members "the administration
will do nothing further to help industries in the auto-
motive manufacturing sector," after it follows through
See MICHIGAN, Page 3

-ToDAY-
Un onfun with Tom and Jane
HOME BEING renovated by political activist
and University alumnus Tom Hayden and his
wife, actress Jane Fonda, was picketed last
week by eight construction workers who claimed
non-union workers were being used on the job.
Hayden, reached by phone in Sundance, Utah, where he is
vacationing at the home of actor Robert Redford, called the
demonstrations a "clearly political maneuver." Hayden,

struction Trades Council, called Hayden "a non-union

struction Trades Council, called Hayden "a non-union
Democrat." Jane had no comment.Q
Prayers on the run
Sister Madonna Buder may be the only runner reciting
the rosary in this year's Boston Marathon. Buder says
prayers are "free-flowing" when she runs, and the rhythm
of the rosary provides a mental block against the physical
exertion of a 26-mile race. "If other people can get out there
and run for God knows what reason, I can get out there and
run for God knows the reason," she said. Huder, 47, is the
director of the Spokane, Washington, Media Ministry,1

reluctant to present it. When it was revealed in the small
courtroom, the reaction was instantaneous and unanimous:
Everyone present pinched their noses. The evidence was a
year-old stick of deer bologna that had not been properly
refrigerated and which was, to put it mildly, rather ripe. "I
didn't keep it in the 'freezer compartment of my
refrigerator . . . unfortunately," state district game
protector John Martin confessed in a smelly courtroom in
York, Pa. At issue was whether defendant James harget,
who operated a grocery store in nearby Hanover,
knowingly sold deer meat illegally. Defense attorneys said
the prosecutor failed to prove the evidence was deer
hnln nd aruend that aix month aiv in nronsentin

"desperately trying to stave off attempts" by state
legislators to cut the University's general funding.
Also on this date in history:
" 1956 - LSA Assistant Dean James Robertson disagreed
with charges in McCall's magazine that the majority of
college students were cheaters, saying that only a "small
percentage" of University students cheated.,
* 1964 - The NAACP announced a one-day demonstration
at General Motors headquarters to protest that firm's
"discriminatory practices in employment."
* 1975 - 150 members of the Advocates of Medical Infor-
mation burned books on the diag which they called
"daneeronisv yist " F-

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