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Third draft resister

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 6, 1982-Page 5
convicted

CLEVELAND (UPI) - A federal jury
deliberated 64 minutes yesterday then convicted
Mennonite Mark Schmucker of resisting the
draft. He was the third draft resister convicted
this year.
Schmucker, 22, of Alliance, Ohio, who said he
believed draft registration would violate the laws
of Christ, showed no emotion as the verdict of the
eight-woman, four-man jury was read.
"I EXPECTED this to happen," Schmucker
said later. "But it doesn't change my mind at all.
I have broken the law and I have admitted doing
it. I did what I had to do. I'm proud to live in a
country with religious freedom."
O -Sentencing was set for Oct 19. Schmucker
PIRGIM
plan okayed
(Continued from Page 1)
'week. Anagret Pollard, a graduate
student who worked with MSA's last in-
vestigator, Brett Eynon, expressed the
need for MSA to continue to gain infor-
mation on University military resear-
1ch. "We have got to get students
mobilized on this issue," she said.
Pollard said that though Eynon failed
to find any direct violations of the
University's policy which specifies that
no research can be carried out which
"will destroy human life," "you can
only identify an intent if it is clearly
stated."
Kathy Hartrick, the assembly's
representative to the Union Board, ex-
pressed support for the hiring of a
researcher. "With all the things going
on here we don't have the time to in-
vestigate this. We need to hire someone
from the outside to make us aware of it
(military research)."
In other MSA business, the assembly
allocated $800 to a group called Student
Awareness which will be informing
students of University issues using a
group of four silkscreens on the
sidewalks of the diag. Assembly mem-
ber Steve Schaumberger was selected as
the new vice president for com-
munications after Sandy Frcka
resigned citing a demanding work load.

remained free on bond of $2,000, and his lawyer
said an appeal would be considered.
Benjamin Sasway, 21, was convicted Monday of
draft resistance in San Diego and sentenced to 30
months in a minimum security prison.
ENTEN ELLER, 21, was convicted Aug. 18 in
Roanoke, Va., and ordered to perform 250 hours of
community service.
Failure to register with Selective Service
change carries a maximum sentence of five years
in prison and a $10,000 fine.
"I have a lot of fear," Schmucker said. "I don't
want to go to a maximum security prison."
IN CLOSING arguments before U.S. District

Court Judge Ann Aldrich, prosecutor Gary Arbez-
nik said, "The bottom line of the whole thing is
that everybody has to register. You can't have
any exceptions. It just isn't fair to the other
people. The fact is that he violated the law."
Arbeznik said later, "The law was clear ... It
(personal conviction) doesn't give carte blanche
to disobey the law. We have to enforce the laws."
However, Arbeznik added, "I didn't get any per-
sonal satisfaction in the conviction. The substance
of what he says is true. How can you deny it?"
DURING THE trial, Schmucker was handed a
registration card by Arbeznik, but the defendant
refused to sign it.

"The government has made every effort to con-
tact Mr. Schmucker to obtain his compliance ...
The evidence shows Mark Schmucker wanted the
government to prosecute him," he said.
But defense attorney William Whitaker said,
"The government's case is not all that simple."
Whitaker related testimony concerning Sch-
mucker's Mennonite beliefs that he could not
register for the draft.
- "He felt his following of Christ would prevent
him from becoming part of a military threat,"
Whitaker said. "He is doing what his conscience
tells him. Are these the kind of values that we as
American citizens should punish?"

Schmucker
...expected conviction

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Backers
pack hearing
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late March, has been looking at the
quality of the students, the quantity of
research, the school's job placement
success, the high cost of educating
students, and whether some of the
school's programs could be placed in
other departments.
!REACTING to charges, that the
school's students are inferior because
their average test scores and grade
point averages are lower than their
LSA counterparts, Prof. Constance
lDoris asserted that SNR students have
excellent work reputations.
She said a Washington D.C. resear-
cher who hires interns from the school
remarked to her that "SNR graduates
have the reputation of getting things
done, not just thinking about them."
Addressing the charge tht the school
doesn't do enough research, former in-
fstructor Howard Deardoff said the
-University should actively promote
research in the school. The solution, he
said, lies "not in the area of cuts and
-ear, but opportunism in a positive sen-
e."
SOME FACULTY members were
,surprised when they learned last spring
that research was being targeted for
-eview because, in fact the school's
research levels have gone up con-
siderably over the past seven years.
the number of research projects has
risen from 32, with $673,942 in outside
funding, in 1975, to 57 projects worth
$1,917,408, in 1981.
Although the high cost of supporting
i classes, which are taught at parks
and camps all over the state, is one of
the review committee's concerns,
Michigan State University Prof. Gary
Simmons, a University Ph.D graduate,
insisted that they re necessary.
"Camp Filibert Roth (one of the
school's teaching sites) simulates the
job practices of foresters," he said.
"This experience in training cannot be
attained on campus... Without such
training, a student is an employment
liability."
MANY OF the former students used
their own careers as examples of the
:school's worth. They especially pointed
to one of its acknowledged strengths,
the integrated approach of encouraging
students to pursue courses outside of
their specific field of study.
Roger Kapler, a SNR graduate who is
starting a high tech business develop-
ment firm, also raises cash crops,
Ssheen and Clydesdale horses. He said

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