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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 21, 1982-Page 3

Jobs, taxes, jobs, and more jobs

By DAN GRANTHAM
Unemployment and taxes were the
Inajor issues at a debate yesterday
between the candidates running for the
i8th district state Senate seat.
The four candidates - sometimes
using animated gestures, but mostly
talking placidly - expressed their
views at a forum tsponsored by the
American Society for Public Ad-
ministration and the Eastern Michigan
University policital science depar-
tment.
TWO OF THE candidates, Tisch
independent William Witowski and
Republican Roy Smith, stressed the
need for more jobs in Michigan at the
Ann Arbor Municipal League debate.
Witowski led off the forum by stating
that the biggest problem facing
Michigan is jobs. Smith emphasized
this as well, saying economic recovery
means only "jobs, jobs, jobs" to him.
Democratic candidate Lana Pollack
said that she thought Michigan needs to

State senate candidates
hit all the election issues

"sell itself" to encourage more
businesses to settle in the state. She
stressed the need of the state to provide
more technical assistance from univer-
sities to business.
Libertarian candidate Kevin Osborn
said that unemployment is the biggest
problem facing Michigan and placed the
blame on the other politicians. "So far
the Republicans and Democrats have
only offered us a lot of rhetoric," he
said. Osborn said the legislators "only
consider political and short term effec-
ts, ignoring long and wide term effec-
ts."
REPUBLICAN candidate Roy Smith
also had strong words for the opposing
parties. Saying the current economic

problems were "brought about by the
party in power," he told told the
audience that only the people could
solve the problems in the legislature. If
you don't like the (current situation) you
can throw the bums out," he said.
Smith said that if he were elected he
would seek to compromise with the
Democrats on crucial issues. He said
better legislation could be brought
about by "good solid political com-
promises."

The candidates expressed a wide
range of views on how to implement a
better tax structure in Michigan.
POLLACK, THE only candidate in
favor of raising taxes, proposed hiking
the income tax by 1 percent, as well as
taxing services such as barbering and
dry cleaning. Along with a reform of the
single business tax, Pollack said her
plan could raise over $1 billion per year
for the state. .'
Both Smith and Witowski proposed
reforms for the current system to
provide more funds. Libertarian
Osborn, however, said he was opposed
to all taxation. "All taxation is theft,"
he said. He proposed to seek alter-
natives for funding the government.

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Chemicals in fire
samples, expert says

-HAPPEN'INGS-
Highlight
The University Musical Society presents The Prague Symphony Orchestra
tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Hill Auditorium. The orchestra, conducted by
Vladimir Valek, will perform "The Moldau; from Bohemia's Meadows and
Forests" from "Ma Vlast" by Smetana; "Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat" by
Haydn, featuring solo artist Vladislav Kozderka; and "Symphony No. 5" by
Tchaikovsky. Tickets are still available on a limited basis in Burton Tower.
Films
AAFC-Quadrophenia, 7,9:00 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
CG-Midnight Cowboy, 6:30, 9:30 p.m., Lorch.
CG-The Great Ecstasy of the Sculptor Steiner, 8:30 p.m., Lorch.
Mediatrics-Arsenic and Old Lace, 9:00 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Mediatrics-Bringing Up Baby,7:00 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Maize & Blue Film Society-I Am Curious (Yellow), 6, 9:00 p.m., Mich.
Theatre.
Maize & Blue Film Society-I Am Curious (Blue), 8:00 p.m., Mich.
Theatre.-
Women's Studies Film Series-Nine to Five; Women at Work-Change,
Choice, Challenge; The Commuters, 12:00 noon, Angell Aud. C.
Performances
Michigan Nuclear Weapons Freeze-Gemini, Footloose and the Ann Arbor
Brown Bag Band, 8:00'p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom.
Music at Midday Series-Jillyon Dupree, Harpsichord performance of
early music, 12:10 p.m., Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, free.
Speakers
Atmospheric & Oceanic Science-G. Carignan, "Science from the Space
Shuttle," 3:30 p.m., 2231 Space Research.
Biological Sciences-Biology & Genetics Sem., Muriel Ross, "Striated
Organelles in Gravity Receptors of the Inner Ear," 12:09 p.m., 1139 Nat. Sci.
Chemistry-Physical Chemistry Sem., Netan Kenkre, "Exciton
Dynamics in Molecular Crystals," 4:00 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Japanese Studies-Brown Bag Lec. & Slide Presentation, Calvin French,
"The Long Cold Sabbatical: Report from Tokyo," 12:00 noon, Commons
Room, Lane Hall.
CRLT-TA Workshop, Charles Wales, "14 Ways to Improve Instruction,"
3-5,:30&7-9:30p.m.
Museum of Art-Art Break, Gina Alexander, "Hide & Seek," Stevens,
Permanent Collection, 12:10-12:30 p.m.; Joel Issacson, "Frank Stella: Ab-
straction & Realism in Twentieth Century Art," 8:00 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
School of Music-Gale Kramer, Michele Johns, Mary Ida Yost, "Historic
Organs of France," a slide-tape show, 8:00 p.m., Room 2110, School of Music.
Meetings
Sailing Club -7:45 p.m., followed by shore school lectures, 4 311 W.
Engineering.
Campus Crusade for Christ -7 p.m., 2003 Angell Hall.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship -7 p.m., Michigan Union.
W8UM -7;30 p.m., Michigan Union.
Arch. and Urban Planning - Regional meeting of the Association of
Collegiate Schools of Arch. and lecture, Gunnar Birkets, 7:30 to 10p.m.,
Chrysler Center Aud., North Campus.
Miscellaneous
College of Engineering - Chalk Talk: Debugging, 12:10 to 1 p.m., 1011
NUBS.
Latin American Solidarity Committee-New World Agricultural Group,
Natural Science Bldg.
Michigan Alliance for Disarmament - SWP candidate for governor Tim
Corain, 7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Fire House.
Huron Valley Quilting Society - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 306 N. Division..
Impact Dance - Workshops 7 to 9 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom.
Investors Diversified Services -7:15 p.m., Comfort Inn, 2800 Jackson Rd.
SOS Community Crisis Center - Interview training sessions, 114 N. River
St., Ypsilanti.
Vision/Hearing - Lunch seminar, "WEhen the Promised Land is Booked
up - Discussion of Alternate Job Opportunities for Visual Scientists," 12:15
to 1:30p.m., 2055 MHRI.
Student Wood and Craft Shop - Advanced Power Tobls, 5 to 11 p.m., 537
' SAB, Thompson St.
League - Int. Night, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, 5 to 7:15 p.m.,
Michigan League.
CEW - Counseling Group, "Beyond Career Decision Making," 7:30 to 10
p.m.
Library Science Alumni Society - Convocation, "Library Conver-
sations," 1:30 p.m., Vandenberg Rm., Michigan League; "Library
Education and the First Professional Years," 2:30 p.m., Michigan Rm.,
Michigan League.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, sen .n in cart of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.

By SCOTT KASHKIN
The prosectuion in the Arthur Arroyo
arson case yesterday altered its ap-
proach slightly, calling to the stand a
chemical expert who said that although
he found no traces of gasoline in sam-
ples from the University's torched
Economics Building, there were sub-
stances that could have been used to
feed the fire.
This testimony by Robert Kurtz, the
chemist for the Detroit fire marshall
division, contradicted earlier prosec-
ution testimony by State Police lab
chemists identifying gasoline in four
out of seven charcoal samples taken
last spring frm the building.
IT CONFIRMED, however, that five
out of seven samples contained
petroleum by-products, which Kurtz
said could come from any of 10,000
materials. All of the materials - paint
thinner, charcoal lighting fluid, and
lighter fluid, for instance - are highly
flammable, Kurtz said.
But the testimony actually
strengthened the defense's case, in a
way, reaffirming that the substances
could have already been in the
buildinig. If a second witness had
testified to the presence of gasoline, the
implication would have been that
Arroyo had brought it into the building.
ON THE OTHER hand, the defense
case was weakened in that a second ex-
pert found flammable chemicals in the
severely burned sections of the
building.
Stephen Shraber, a private chemist,
had testified earlier in the trial that the
police lab was not comprehensive in its
analysis, and said no gasoline was
present in the samples.
After yesterday's proceedings,
defense attorney Mitchell Nelson said
he found the reports of dubious value.
"Saying there's some petroleum
distillants in no way indicates a
chemical used as an accelerant," he
said. "We are dealing with a 150-year-
old building. Any number of chemicals
used there over the years could have

Daily Photo by TOD WOW
Roy Smith and Lana Pollack (right), the Republican and Democratic can-
didates for the 18th state senate district seat, square off in a debate in Yp-
silanti last night.
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A rroyo
... under fire for Econ. blaze
been present at the time of the fire."
IN HIS testimony last week, Arroyo
denied using chemicals to spread the
fire. He said he felt surprise at seeing
the fire spread so quickly, and thought
perhaps some chemicals already in the
building had been ignited by the small
fire he set.
Prosecuting attorney William Delhey
said after the recess that Arroyo's
earlier testimony failed to explain the
peculiar burn patterns in the hallway
where he set the fire.
In previous testimony,dAnn Arbor
Det. Craig Roderick said he found
"splash patterns" in his exploration
last December of the building
destroyed in a Christmas Eve blaze.

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CAN YOU HELP''
Toledo Edison employment representatives will be
on campus November 4 and 5, 1982.
Nuclear power generation is expected to replace
natural gas as the second most important source
of electricity in the near future.
Help us compete. Career opportunities are here
for qualified graduates in Mechanical, Nuclear,
Electrical, and Chemical Engineering. Business
Administration, Accounting, Computer Science
and other, fields. We also have "earn-while-you-
learn" programs.
Our representatives would like a chance to con-
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