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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 16, 1982-Page 3

Liddy, Leary pair up for debate

Ann Arbor has long been a haven for
outspoken lecturers and celebrities, so
it should come as no surprise that two of
America's most famous ex-convicts
will be appearing at the Michigan
Theater next month.
The interesting point is that Timothy
Leary and G. Gordon Liddy have for-
med one of the most unlikely frien-
dships imaginable, and have joined
together to become one of the hottest
acts on the lecture circuit.
LEARY, GURU of the 1960's drug
culture, has debated Liddy, master-
mind of the 1972 Watergate break-in
before capacity crowds in clubs and on

college campuses throughout the coun-
try. They are coming to Ann Arbor Nov.
The debates usually follow the same
format. After each man has stated his
views on the question of individualism
versus state authority, the moderator
poses specific questions related to
current events.
The final part of the program often
provides the most interesting remarks.
The debaters ask for questions from the
audience, and "Neither Liddy nor I
squirm," said Leary in an interview
with the Associated Press. "We're two
of the most controversial people in
America. We've listened to every insult

and personal attack possible. We're
both tough cookies and so we're not
easily intimidated by a peaceful
THE TWO first met when Liddy, as
assistant district attorney in New York,
led a raid in which he arrested Leary on
drug charges. Both have since spent
time in prison, Leary for his use of
drugs, and Liddy for his role in - and
silence after - the Watergate scandal.
Both men became popular campus
lecturers, and their debating duet was
formed while both were speaking in
separate engagements at the Univer-
sity of Texas at Austin.
The Leary-Liddy debate is one in a

new series of live forums sponsored by
the Ann Arbor News. The paper has
decided to "play the role of the
manager of a boxing ring," according
to publisher Timothy White. "Each
debater in his own way is sort of scary,
and clearly has deviated from society's
norms." He said the debate would be
the "best way for people to decide that
each view is worth avoiding."
The moderator for the debate will be
WUOM's Fred Hindley. Coordinators of
the debate hope to fill the Michigan
Theater's 1,800 seats for this event, and
all profits will be given to the Michigan
Community Theater Foundation.

Liddy .
... Watergate mastermind

... '60s drug guru

Reagan plans Soviet grain sale

W Dem. candidate calls

Ito am trounieu u.n. iid,

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON- Faced with grum-
bling among farmers about sagging
grain prices, President Reagan cleared
the way yesterday for the Soviet Union
to buy up to 23 million metric tons of
U.S. wheat and corn-with a delivery
guarantee as a special bonus.
Reagan acknowledged, however, that
there is no certainty that the Soviets
will buy that much or that they will
snap' at his offer to guarantee delivery
of grain purchased during the month of
November and shipped within 180 days.
a radio address to the Farm Belt that
was delayed 15 minutes because of
technical problems with a telephone

"Things haven't been very good down
on the farm," Reagan told his audience.
"You are carrying tremendous bur-
dens, sometimes impossible burdens."
Farmers, facing low prices for
another record harvest, welcomed
Reagan's commitment to ease their
problems, although some questioned
whether the Soviets would buy all the
grain offered and others called the
move political because it comes less
than three weeks before the Nov. 2 elec-
ACCORDING to Agriculture Depart-
ment estimates, net farm income will
be down for the third straight year, and
debt is at an all-time high.
Squeezed by huge harvests in 1981
and again this year, grain prices have
dropped sharply as exports have failed

to live up to administration hopes.
Reagan's offer of additional grain
comes at the same time that he is trying
to enforce a ban on European exports of
U.S. high technology to Moscow.
"IT IS hardly understandable for
Europeans that one introduces an em-
bargo against technical equipment for
the pipeline and argues against the
alleged foreign currency income
derived by this, and on the other hand
exports grain," said a spokesman for
the West Germany economic ministry,
who declined to be identified.
A French ,'foreign ministry
spokesman, who by government policy
may not be identified, said his country
had no objection to U.S. grain sales to
the Soviets.

for cuts in
Democratic candidate for U.S.
Congress in the second' congressional
district said in a news conference
yesterday that Congress should reduce
the defense department budget by
nearly $15 billion and put that money in-
to a public works program.
George Sallade, a former president of
the Ann Arbor City Council and state
representative, said the reduction
would be a "drop in the bucket" for the
defense department, which has a
1983 budget of more than $253 billion.
"That sum ($15 billion) could employ
three million people," he said.
The money could come from scrap-
ping of the B-1 Bomber, MX Missile,

and Neutron Bomb projects, he said.
SALLADE, WHO is opposing incum-
bent Carl Purcell (R-Plymouth), also
said he would propose a moratorium on
all mortgage foreclosures on gover-
nment sponsored loans to such groups
as farmers and homeowners. These
farmers are losing their property back
to the government because of the
To aid basic growth industries,
Sallade said he would support the for-
mation of a redevelopment authority to
insure loans to such industries.
As for student aid, Sallade said the
government has to first shift its
priorities from "guns back to butter."

.. from guns to butter


$5 pot law may be repealed

(Continued from Page 1)
have led people to believe that Ann Ar-
bor is "super liberal" with respect to
marijuana. "A change in the city char-
ter will put a new face on the city," he
"The law is sort of like a flag-it tells
everyone from Berkeley to Princeton
that the law is a big game, and that
really pisses parents off," Kraft said.
Ann Arbor Police Chief William Cor-
bett, one of the backers of the repeal,
said that many city parents are unhap-
py with the current law. "We need some

sterner measures. The voters have to
pass it first-and that'll be the hard
thing to do."
But University students and city
residents reacted differently.
"I don't see why they should make it
any more than a $5 fine," said Univer-
sity student David Beaubien. "I think
the cops have more important things to
do, like hand out parking tickets."
"I'd rather they just keep the $5
fine," said Art Cohen, an intern at the
University'Hospital. "In a college town
of this sort, such an action isn't warran-

"I'd be in favor of anything more
than what they're doing now," said Ann
Arbor resident Don Mueller. "I' m in
favor of it because of what (marijuana)
does to kids."
Said another resident: "I think it'sp
good idea. It's a drug and it's destruc-
tive to the brain over time. I think my
ideas are shared by people who are
thinking and especially by those who
have kids. I think they ought to get rid
of all head shops also."
Daily Staff Writer Rob Frank
filed a report for this story.

Former quad treasurer
sentenced for embezzlement
(Continued from Page ) keep large sums of money in the
treasury over the summer, but it had
SOTTILE SAID when he returned to been unable to decide how to spend the


school he noticed that the balance of the
treasury seemed low. He found several
canceled checks made out to "cash"
and signed by Spencer when he in-
vestigated. Sottile said it wasn't until
March that the council had , enough
evidence to go to the police.
TO PREVENT future embezzlement,
the council has changed its
bookkeeping system, Sottile said. He
added that the council did not usually

Spencer refused
tire matter.

comment on the en-

Ar Photo
President Reagan speaks with Secretary of Agriculture John Block yesterday before the President's radio address an-
nouncing his new policy that would allow the sale of up to 23 million tons of grain this year to the Soviet Union.

The Demon Drummers and Dancers of Sado will appear for the first time
in Ann Arbor tonight at 8 p.m., at the Power Center. Sponsored by the
University Musical Society, the 12-year-old troupe will perform Japanese
festival drum routines and dances.
Hill St,-Annie Hall, 8 & 10 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Mediatrics - Deathtrap, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 3.
Alternative Action - The Illustrated Main, 7:30 p.m., The Grapes of
Wrath, 9:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Ragtime, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Cinema 2-Arthur, 6:15, 8:05 & 9:55 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
University Musical Society - The Demon Drummers and Dancers of Sado, 8
p.m., Power Center.
Canterbury Loft - Bent, by Martin Sherman, 8 p.m., Canterbury Loft,
332 S. State St.
School of Music-Twenty-Second Annual Conf. of Organ Music, semi-final
round of the Intl. Organ Performance Competition, 10 a.m., St. Andrew's
Professional Theatre Program-Born Yesterday, 8 p.m., Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
Ark - 0. J. Anderson and Connie Kaldor, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
tAnn Arbor Bebop Ensemble-In the Club Jazz, 9:30 p.m., U-Club,
Michigan Union.
Broadway Drop-In Center-Mask Puppet Theater, 2:30 p.m., 1679 Broad-
Women's Aglow Fellowship of Ann Arbor-9:30 a.m., 2900 Jackson Road.
Ann Arbor Go-Club-2-7 p.m., 1433 A, Mason Hall.
Association for Asian Studies, Inc. - Midwest Conference on Asian Af-
fairs," 9 a.m., Rackham.
Health Service-Run for the Health of It, check-in 9 to 9:45 a.m., run
begins, 10 a.m., Markeley Hall.
Soundings-Present Shock-Future Realities, 8:30 a.m. tO 3:30 p.m.,

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