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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 19, 1982-pa

Parade is on,
UAC exchanges
work for funds

By KRISTIN STAPLETON
City Council last night put an end to
doubts about whether there will be a
Homecoming parade this year by
deciding to pay the $2,000 needed for
police protection along the parade
route.
In exchange, members of the Univer-
sity Activities Center, organizer of the
parade, will put in 20 hours to
"beautify" a city park.
THE AGREEMENT came after
Council's rejection of the proposal last
week, on the grounds that it would be
discriminatory to provide funds for one
group and not for all others that use city
property.
Councilmember Lowell Peterson (D-
First Ward), who opposed the
resolution the first time around, said he
wanted to make sure city funds were
provided consistently and fairily to all
deserving groups.
Gerald Jernigan (R-Fourth Ward)
cast the only negative vote, saying he
thought providing money for the parade
was "a bad use of city funds" in a time
when much money is needed for pover-
ty relief.
UAC MEMBER Rick McGuinness,

said the group proposed to provide 20
hours of public service after the coun-
cil's initial rejection. He called the
parade, scheduled for Oct. 29,
"wholesome entertainment for the
whole community."
Council also voted to request the
governments of Michigan and neigh-
boring states to refuse to oppose sen-
ding Great Lakes water to any other
region.
Barbara Wykes of the Ann Arbor
Ecology Center, which supported the
resolution, said a proposed diversin of
water to southern states would severely
damage the Great Lakes. She added
that it also might encourage the
southern states to waste water resour-
ces.
Councilmember Edward Hoode (R-
Fourth Ward) was the only member to
oppose this proposal. He called the
resolution a "sham" because the city
has no authority over state and federal
issues.
Asking Council to vote for the
resolution, Wykes said that to pass it
would be to "join with other
municipalities to remind our state and
the Great Lakes states to be good
stewards of our water resources."

Woman robbed
An Ann Arbor woman was robbed at5
Jones and Broadway Streets Saturday
evening as she was about to get in her
car, police said. Two males in their late
teens took cash and credit cards from
her purse and then took her rings and
bracelet valued at several hundred
dollars. The men fled on foot.
Silver, gold stolen
A microwave oven, silverware, and
gold dust valued at $7,075 was taken
from an apartment on the 900 block of
Lincoln Street early Sunday morning,
police said. The thief forced a window
to gain entry.
Home computer taken
A home computer worth $1,400 was
taken from a residence on the 3100
block of Williamsburg Street Saturday.
The thief entered the house through an.
unlocked sliding glass door.
Sexy underwear swiped
More than $200 of sexy underwear
was taken from Sensually Yours on 215
S. Fourth Ave. early Sunday morning.-.
The suspect broke the display window
to get at the garments.
-GREG BRUSSTAI
TUESDAY4

Robert Berg (left), director of communications for Gov. Milliken and Jack Casey, public analyst for radio station WJR
and channel 4, discussing the role of public relations and its effect on election results.
Public not easily fooled
rin elections, analysts say

By JERRY ALIOTTA
The American public, although ac-
cused of political apathy come almost
every election, is not as easily fooled as.
commonly believed, according to two
Michigan political analysts.
"You can't manipulate the public,"
said Robert Berg, director of com-
nunications for Gov. William Milliken.
"You can show examples where people
Were misled, but overall, people are
very perceptive."
BERG, ALONG with Channel 4
public analyst Jack Casey, were in Ann
Arbor yesterday to discuss the effect of
public relations and the media on
national and local elections.
Some amount of public manipulation,
however, is possible. A candidate for
office, Casey said, has to have a
"credible" personality for the public

to vote him into office. "There is an ac-
ting part in politics. You have to act in
a way that is pleasing to the public."
Mannerisms, such as dress, speech,
and looks can affect the way people
vote. If a candidate isn't a natural ac-
tor, public relations professionals can
only make him somewhat better. A
major change is almost impossible -
improvement is sometimes the best
that can be hoped for, he said.
As a contemporary, example, Casey
pointed to Reagan's dilemma. "All the
chips are riding on how Reagan will con-
vice the people" that the economy is
getting better, Casey said.
OFTEN, PEOPLE will vote for a
candidate instead of an issue. Here, ac-
ting can make a great deal of differen-
ce, Casey said. In some polls, the two
analysts said, people said they were
voting for candidate "A" instead of

candidate "B" only because they hated
candidate "B".
In addition, a lot of being a successful
politican centers on maintaining one's
cool.
"On the day of the vote, there is
nothing you can do, and you feel
helpless. People are deciding what you
will be doing on Jan. 1," Berg said.
"It's all part of the job, if he loses, he
looks for another job."
SOMETIMES, Casey said, can-
didates will lose their cool, and become
paranoid just before election day. A
candidate, believing he or she is the
only one who deserves to win the elec-
tion, will often blame the voters for
being apathetic. "Candidates get up-
tight and pour more money into their
advertising," taking the attitude that
there's no tomorrow, Casey said.

School of Ed. hosts games conference

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literature, and the technology and
science sections into LSA, while
keeping the rhetoric section within the
college.
DUDERSTADT said that while he
thought non-tenured professors in the
rhetoric portion of the department,
which teaches technically based
writing skills, would probably be kept
within the college. The non-tenured
professors in the literature part of the
school "would probably have their ap-
pointments terminated at some time" if
the department is closed.
Some professors in the department
felt that if the humanities department
was eliminated students would lose out
on the advantages it offered.
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symbol lies within each box in the grid.
As the grid fills in, each student forms a
theory about the pattern he begins to
see.
The game, run by Tim Erickson of
The University of California, Berkeley,
teaches the way scientists form and test
*heories by allowing the student to form
and test his own theory on how to com-
plete the pattern.
!4MATH AND science teachers make
things so difficult," said Harvey Met-
te, a psychology professor at Long
Island University in New York who
'played the game. "I experienced de-
mystificatin of all that garbage the
science teachers gave us. I started
recognizing patterns. In that way, may
afternoon was well spent."
One game discussed at the conferen-
cet is currently played by University

students in a political science course.
Suransky and political science lecturer
Edgar Taylor, jointly developed the
Middle-East Conflict Simulation Game
(MESG) for use in Taylor's Political
Science 353 class, "The Arab-Israeli,
Conflict."
Students take roles of important
political figures - Israeli Defense
Minister Ariel Sharon, for example.
They study their roles and their charac-
ters' personalities in great detail for
two months.
PLAYERS THEN meet during an en-
tire weekend to form countries and
react to a scenario written by Taylor
and his teaching assistants. The
scenario "triggers the game," giving it
"a kick in the seat," said Taylor.
"Students get at the enormous com-
plexity, the multi-faceted nature of the
conflict," he said. "They're no longer

ix humanities
"I give the material a different
slant," said humanities David Hughes,
"I relate it to Freud and Marx. I try to
get it (the course material) to the areas
engineers are interested."

reading about what others do; they're
doing it themselves."
Other games at the conference were:
"Psychotherapy," a "Dungeons and
Dragons"-inspired game; "Jericho," a
game which enables the player to feel
the concerns of handicapped persons;
and "Kick the Can," a simulation which
trains the player to understand child
abuse and neglect.
EDUCATORS gathered from across
the nation to teach, learn, and share in-
formation on simulations, games, and
other educational exercises at the Ann
Arbor conference.
"It was an informal working con-
ference," said University Education
Prof. Frederick Goodman, co-director
of the event.
Goodman, a founder of the
assocation, sees gaming as a powerful
educational tool.

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The 'whole you' through metaphysics

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flhonda Struble, an engineering
senior and metaphysics students, said
people can learn about themselves and
othiers Py sharing experiences at the
classes. The format is "in a lot of ways
ike a rap session," she said.
OUT, STRUBLE added, the program
is ,not for everybody. the school is
designed for people who are ready to
learn more about themselves, she said,
and many people drop out "when they
can't handle it."
the full program consists of four
years of weekly classes that cost $8

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each. The mandatory tuition is
referred to as a donation, so students
can deduct it from their taxes. The
.school is a non-profit organization,
O'Guinn said, and all of the teachers
are volunteers. Tuition money goes
toward maintenance of the building,
she said.
The school also offers'services to the
community, O'Guinn said. Readings,
for instance, supply "information
gained through a trained person who
knows how to use the subconscious,"
she said.

"It will aid you as an individual to
understand yourself, your situation,
your circumstances, the difficulties you
meet in your life, and how to change
your attitudes toward those so that you
can have a more productive life," she
explained.
O'Guinn stressed, however, that
while the readings - $30 for in-
dividuals, and $200 for businesses - are
a popular aspect of the school, they are
only a small part of what the school has
to offer.
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