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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 23, 1982-Page 3
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Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Blanchard speaks at "Victory '82" rally while Senator Donald Reigle (far
left) awaits his turn to speak at Labor Temple in Ypsilanti.
Democratic candidates

The government's policy to develop
nuclear energy is reckless and
irresponsible, former cabinet secretary
Stewart Udall charged here yesterday.
"I was one of the marchers in the '60s
for nuclear power, but now I've turned
180 degrees because I know about
radiation," Udall told local ecologists
yesterday. "We're using humans as
guinea pigs."
IN DEVELOPING nuclear energy,
the government is dealing with
something it does not understand fully,
and is risking the public's health in ex-
perimenting with it, claimed Udall,
who served as Secretary of the Interior
for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
He warned that dangerous accidents,
like the one which contaminated many
Michigan dairy products with the
chemical PBB, could happen in the
course of government-sponsored ex-
periments.
Udall said the government handled
the PBB problem poorly, and never
really addressed the severity of the
contamination. The result, he said, is
that Michigan residents have never
come to understand the reasons for the
accident or how to prevent similar ac-
cidents in the future. "People in
Michigan just don't want to talk about
it," he said.
Udall said part of the problem with
nuclear energy development is the
country's rush to develop it without
fully realizing its possible consequen-
ces.
"THIS COUNTRY never thought
we'd have an energy problem," he told
about 40 citizens gathered at Ann Ar-
bor'suEcology Center. " 'If we run out of
this (kind of energy), we'll invent some
of that,'" was always the prevailing
American assumption, he said.
But in its hurry to develop nuclear
energy before fossil fuels become too
scarce, the government is taking too
many risks, he charged.
Much of what he called government's
blind drive to develop atomic power,
Udall continued, is personified in Ed-
ward Teller, one of the inventors of the
hydrogen bomb.
"HE'S AN evil genius of the atomic
age," Udall said. "He's always behind
the scenes, fighting (for nuclear
development) all the way. He's always
saying they have a new weapon and if
we don't develop a new weapon, the
Russians will get us."
In contrast, John Gofman, who was
commissioned by the Atomic Energy
Commission in the 1960s to research the

:party atl
By KENT REDDING
Special to the Daily
YPSILANTI - Michigan's Demo-
cratic candidates for governor and U.S.
Senate, at a rally for their party last
night, slammed Reagan economics and
called for the creation of new job'
programs.
Nearly 250 avid Democratic suppor-
ters showed up for the event, which was
sponsored by Rep. William Ford and
the fifteenth district Democratic party.
It was the last of four campaign stops
through Wayne and Washtenaw coun-
ties that was topped off with the ap-
pearances of gubernatorial candidate
James Blanchard and incumbent Sen.
Donald Riegle.
RIEGLE AND Blanchard marched to
the podium to the tune of "Happy Days
Are Here Again," flanked by most of
the democratic candidates for state of-

Ypsilanti rally
fices, including Lana Pollack, can- higher education system.
didate for state senate and George "We don't have the enrollment wf
Sallade, who is running for a U.S. in the1960s. We will probably ha
congressional seat. have some consolidation of progr,
"This thing is getting worse," Riegle among the several state college
said of the economy, and echoed earlier save the student system," he said.
campaign calls for toughening of im- He also said that he would adv(
port laws in the United States. the formation of state financial
Blanchard said the state needs a new programs to make up for the lo:
approach to solve its economic federal funds. Riegle said tha
problems. "We can't depend on the Congress to, advance in the are
Reagan administration for a financial aid programs, "We've g
miraculous recovery in auto sales, hefg really hard in the next sess
said, emphasizing his plans for a publi Congress." He added that some o
works program i the state, toughest battles are coming up ag
the Reagan administration concer
"WE HAVE more unemployed than financial aid.
some states have people," Blanchard
said as supporters cheered and waved All the party-goers expressed
their beer glasses in the air. fidence about the coming electi
In a brie f, interview before the "We're going to win and we're goin
speech, Blanchard indicated that some win big. . . and so will all the peop
changes pay be needed in the state's this state," Blanchard said.

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall speaks against nuclear
power yesterday at the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, 417 Detroit St.

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effects of low levels of radiation, is a
hero of the atomic age, Udall said.
Gofman reported after his studies that
low levels of radiation do harm
humans, a finding that the Atomic
Energy Commission refuted, Udall
said. Gofman was one of the few atomic
pioneers who stood up to the gover-
nment, Udall said.
"The government decided to leave
him alone. The effort to discredit him
hasn't worked and will not work," Udall
said. "He can speak with extraordinary
authority. I think he's a great man."
Udall praised the cause of the
Ecology Center, which arranged for
Udall to speak in Ann Arbor before his
speech last night at Eastern Michigan
University..
The Ecology Center was founded in
1970, during the height of the environ-

mental movement. Since its founding,
the center has worked on a number of
environmental issues, and has now
concentrated its lobbying efforts in
support of the Clean Air Act.
As part of Ann Arbor's Ecology
Week, which is this week, the center is
holding its annual Green Tag Days to
raise money for its causes and ac-
tivities. Volunteers, wearing green
vests, will be collecting contributions
l for the center today at major Ann Arbor
street corners. Much of the money will
be used to support programs like the
center's Recycle Ann Arbor campaign.
"The mdney will be going to start-up
costs," explained Wendy Wilson,
education coordinator for the center,
"like getting a glass crushing machine
and improving our operations at the
landfill."

-HAPPEN.INGS-
Highlight
Today is the second and last day of a teach-in at MLB sponsored by the
Latin American Solidarity Committee on "The Widening War in Central
America." Workshop topics are: "Introduction: The History of U.S. Policy
in Central America," 10 a.m., Lec. Rm. 1; "Nicaragua: The Revolution
Besieged," 11 a.m., Lee. Rm. 2; "The Church in Central America," 11 a.m.,
Lee,. Rm. 2; "Guatemala: The Struggle Escalates," 1 p.m., Lee. Rm. 1;
"Women in Central America," 1 p.m., Lec. Rm. 2; "El Salvador After the
Elections," 2:30 p.m., Lec. Rm. 1; "Agrarian Reform and Agrarian
Revolution in Central America," 2:30 p.m., Lee. Rm. 2; "Building the
Solidarity Movement," 4 p.m., Lec. Rm. 2.
Films.
Mediatrics-Excalibur, 7, 9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Hill St.-Citizen Kane, 8,10 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Alternative Action-My Brilliant Career, 7:30, 9:30p.m., MLB 3.
AAFC-Film Paroday Shorts (Bambi Meets Godzilla, Bambi's Revenge,
Hardware Wars, Pork Lips Now, The Dove, Closet Encounters of the Nerd
Kind), 7,10:15 p.m., MLB 4; Gumby Shorts, 8:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild-Fiddler on the Roof, 6:30, 9:30 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema II-Victor/Victoria, 7,9:30 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Gargoyle-The River, 7 p.m.; Siddhartha, 9 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
Performances
Ark-Joel Mabus, acoustic music, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Latin American Culture Project-Pena, Music of Venezuela and the
Caribbean, 8 p.m., E. Quad Halfway Inn.
Sch. of Music-Bandorama, University Marching Band, Jazz Band, Sym-
phony Band, Concert Band, The Friars, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.; Dances for a New
Space, 8 p.m., E. Quad Residential Coll. Theater.
Eclipse Jazz-Gateway Trio, 810:30 p.m., U-Club.
Univ. Musical Society-Zagreb Grand Ballet of the Croation National
Theatre, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Go Club-2-7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Graduate Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., League Conf. Rm. C.
Arch. and Urban Planning-Final day of regional mtg. of Assn. of
Collegiate Schools of Art.
Miscellaneous
Tae Kwon Do Club-Practice, Martial Arts, 9-11 a.m., CCRB Martial Arts
Rm.
Folk Dance Club-Workshop in Rumanian Men's and Couple Dances, in-
termediate, 10a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m., Dance Studio, State and William.
CEW/Rackham Grad. Studies-Workshop, "Gearing Up For Graduate
School: A University Welcome to Women," 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rackham four-
th floor.
Nat'l. Assn. of Schools of Art and Design-Portfolio Day, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Sch. of Art.
Milford Jaycees-Haunted House, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Prospect Hill Shopping
Center, Milford.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens-Bonsai Workshop with Jack Wikle, 10 a.m.-
noon, Rm. 125, Gardens.
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Soviet's concerned by

MOSCOW (UPI)- Soviet authorities have laun-
ched a media campaign to reverse the country's
growing divorce rate, urging troubled couples to seek
marriage counseling and happy ones to have more
babies.
In the latest of a series of articles, the labor union
newspaper Trud said yesterday the number of divor-
ces in one town, Dnepropetrovsk, has grown to half
the number of marriages registered each year.
ONE OUT OF three families there is childless,
Trud said.
Citing sociological surveys, the newspaper said 60
percent of the working women in the Ukrainian in-
dustrial center would rather stay on the job than
spend all day at home with children.

"Such a one-sided scale of va
women only to professional
stability of the family, to small
said the writer, Z. Sumina, de
town council.
SOVIET AUTHORITIES a
trend among Russian fami
children, while the popula
republics of Central Asia is stea
U.S. government estimates
Russians, who comprised
population in 1979, will dropt
year 2000.
Family problems occasional
Soviet press, but in recent w

growing divorce rate
lues, the orientation of spate of coverage on the topic.
success, leads to in- WHILE UP-TO-DATE statistics are difficult to ob-
numbers of children," tain in the Soviet Union, Radio Moscow has said that
eputy chairman of the one out of three marriages ends in divorce.
A report in the newspaper The Week said the divor-
re concerned by the ce rate climbed 40 percent between 1967 and 1977.
ilies to have fewer Sophia Kulaeva, head of the Moscow marriage
tion of the Moslem registration bureau, said in a recent interview that
adily growing. alcoholism is the most common cause for divorce.
indicate that ethnic "Our women are very independent. They don't
52.4 percent of the want to put up with abuse," she said.
to 46.7 percent by the Infidelity ranks second as the cause for divorce,
followed by lack of housing, medical problems and
ly are mentioned in the the inability or lack of desire to have children, she
eeks there has been a said.

Identity of Rembrandts disputed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (ap)- A
Dutch team of art detectives says 44
"Rembrandt" paintings probably were
not painted by the Dutch master-
including 11 works held by American
museums and collectors.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the
Philadelphia Museum of Art and the
Fogg Art Museum are among the
American owners of paintings that the
Rembrandt research project decided
"cannot be accepted" as genuine.
THE 44 paintings rejected by the

team after 14 years of research are,
among 93 attributed to the Dutch
master's brush during the early years
of his career, from 1625-1631.
Project leader Dr. Josua Bruyn said
his group is the first to have applied
scientific analysis techniques to the en-
tire known body of work of the prolific
17th century Dutch master.
He stressed that his group's con-
clusions constituted only an "opinion,"
buttressed by the latest scientific
techniques.
BRUYN SAID the project's, con-

clusions were "not a great surprise"
because the authenticity of many of the
44 paintings has been previously called
into question.
Richard Pierce, a spokesman for the
Metropolitan in New York, said that un-
til the museum could study the
allegations, it would have no comment.
But he added, "In Art history, it's
always opinion. One scholar's opinion
against someone else's. That's what art
history is about."

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statement then, he objected to the
committee's findings, and also said he
felt the decision to close the insititue
was reached long before the review was
completed.
James Novak, program coordinator
of the institute's Continuing Education
division, agreed with Grossman. "They
(the administration) didn't pay anyhat-
tention to our input. So other units in the
University beware-the process
stinks."
He claimed that the review was full of
errors and factual omissions. "We
(ISMRRD staff members) don't have
some feeling of open, intellectual con-

$290,000 last year, is scheduled to be
completely closed down by June 30,
1983, assuming the Regents approve the
recommendation in their November
meeting.
Staff membersiwho have tenure in
another University department will
stay on, but the rest will be laid off by
June 30, Frye said.
THE INSTITUTE, established in 1967
to "understand and work with the
problems of the handicapped" has
fallen from a peak of 130 staff members
to the current 23. Much of that decrease
came about two years ago when a large
grant from the Department of Health
and Human Services fell through.e'
Prof. Victor Hawthorne, one of the

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