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See Editorial, Page 4


Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom


Partly cloudy and mild today as the
high reaches to the delightful upper


Vol. XCIII, No. 43

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 28, 1982

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

A rroyo
'barson tial
Prosecution and defense attorneys in the trial of
alleged Economics Building arsonist Arthur Arroyo
presented their closing arguments yesterday, en-
Sding two months of testimony from police,
psychologists, chemical experts, and other wit-
nesses from as far away as Saudi Arabia. .
For nearly three hours the opposing lawyers un-
derscored the main points of their cases to Judge
Henry Conlin, who will deliver the verdict in the
non-jury trial. Conlin said he will today announced
the date when he will deliver a verdict in Arroyo's
ease. f
ARROYO, A former University employee, is
charged with breaking into the Economics Building
last Thanksgiving to steal a typewriter, and with
setting fire to the 125-year-old structure Christmas
In yesterday's first argument, prosecuting 4
lawyer Robert Cooper stated again and again his
contention that Arroyo intended to destroy the
building when he set fire to it.
"It's like walking up to a person in the courtroom
and setting his clothes on fire, and standing back to
say, 'I only intended to set the clothes on fire,"
Cooper said. "He (Arroyo) had to reasonably ex-
pect, when he set fire to papers in a 125-year-old'
wooden building, that the fire would spread," be
ARROYO HAD confessed in an oral statement to
Ann Arbor police last February that he set the fire,
but said he told them he only intended to burn a
small stack of papers in the basement hallway.
The suspect said then and in his testimony last
week that the rapid spread of the fire surprised him.
He said 'he thought perhaps the fire had ignited
some chemicals that were already in the building.
During the course of the trial, fire experts and ' The App
*Police detectives have testified that there wereTh Ap
"splash patterns" in the basement hallway's Bobbing for apples
charred remains. Such patterns usually indicate ar- at the Ann Arbor Co
son, they said. nity helped with the
See TESTIMONY, Page 3 the planning and cha
Art students
*brighten Diag
with billboards

pushes for

MOSCOW (AP)- President Leonid
Brezhnev, in an unusual meeting of
senior military and Kremlin officials
yesterday, urged a military buildup
and better ties with China to counter
what he called U.S. adventurism.
Brezhnev reasserted his role as
commander in chief of the Soviet ar-
med forces, heaped praise on Defense
Minister Dimitri Ustinov and hinted
that reorganization may be under way
in defense industries-the respon-
sibility of Andrei Kirilenko who has
been rumored to have retired due to
failing health.
THE OFFICIAL Soviet news agency
Tass said Brezhnev called the meeting
at the request of Ustinov, one of five
members of the ruling Politburo atten-
ding. The 76-year-old Kirilenko, who
had been considered a strong contender
to succeed Brezhnev, was absent.
Two other possible successors, ex-
KGB chief Yuri Andropov and Konstan-
tin Chernenko, sat on Brezhnev's right;
Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and
Premier Nikolai Tikhonov sat at his left
and Ustinov was seated behind him.
Western diplomats said they were
unable to explain the timing and pur-
pose of the meeting, but they said they
believed it was to underscore the unity
of Brezhnev's "collective leadership"
and its close ties with the Red Army.
THE SPEECH lasted 10 minutes, ex-
tremely short for a Brezhnev address,
and was televised. The 75-year-old
leader read the speech in a strong
voice, but slurred much of it. Cameras
avoided Brezhnev as he walked to and



le Dunkig Gang Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
and carving pumpkins were only some of the activities for children to participate in
ommunity Center's Halloween party last night. Members of Omega Psi Phi frater-
festivities by supplying cider,, carmel apples and pumpkins as well as helping with

... U.S. foreign policy unsound
from the podium.
Brezhnev said that "Washington's
aggressive policy.. . is threatening to
push the world into the flames of
nuclear war." He called the U.S. policy
one of "adventurism, rudeness and un-
disguised egotism."
Brezhnev asserted Moscow still seeks
detente with the West, which he
claimed is not totally lined up behind
President Reagan's efforts to "isolate"
the Soviet Union and its allies.
See BREZHNEV, Page 6



There's a big surprise on the Diag
*this morning students simply won't be
able to avoid. A handful of art students
last night silk-screened four colorful
billboard messages to the drab con-
crete, and it's hard to miss the 12-foot
square displays.
The eye-catching project, undertaken
by the group Student Awareness, "was.
not done to create a visual distraction,"
said co-organizer Pat Wilken, "but to
present students with a thought."
FORMED AS a student-to-student
communication link, the group uses the
Diag messages as part of a campaign
,drive to create loyalty to the Univer-
sity, said group supervisor Prof.
Chauncey Korten.
The organization's long-term goal is
to help make a more loyal alumni body,
so that in the future, they will provide
the University with much-needed
donations, Korten said.
"If you want to make students better
S alumni, we have to develop ways to get
them involved while they're here," said
TO BEGIN generating interest, one
of the billboards encourages students to
"check out" the renovated Michigan
Union. Another lauds the accomplish-
ments of University graduates and

urges students to keep up the pace.
"Nobody pats students on the back and
lets them know that they're among the
best just by being here," Wilken said. ;
Another,-billboard addresses University
redirection plans and budget
reallocations. "Not so much the
redirection itself," Wilken said, "but
the fact that people don't know what's
going on. We want people to think about
things and not let them go
THE BILLBOARDS are a positive
communication," said Wilken. "Our
first thought was to use graffiti,
because everybody reads that," said
senior art student Mary Weisenberger,
"and this is just a classier wasyto
present it. Posters just fade into the
wall, students can't ignore this," she
It's a great way to advertise the
University," said MSA art school
representative, Andrew Keenan,
"everybody is always walking with
their head down. They should be effec-
tive this weekend with all the alumni in
town for homecoming," he said.
Plans for the project were begun last
January. Students worked through the
night with the aid of car lights in order
to finish the project before the weathert

21 draft
in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (UPI)- Federal
marshals yesterday arrested 21
protesters who locked arms in a human
chain to block the entrance to a federal
courthouse where a draft registration
resister went on trial.
Inside the building, a 10-woman, two-
man jury was selected in the trial of
Gary Eklund, 22, of Davenport-the fir-
st Iowan to be indicted for failure to
registers for the draft, and the 13th
MOST OF the arrests made by 15 U.S.
marshals were peaceful. But one
demonstrator said, "You'll have to
drag me," when asked whether he
preferred to walk or be dragged away
from the courthouse entrance.
About 125 placard-waving members
of the Blockade Task Force, singing
spirituals and chanting "Stop the
political trials," marched from a down-
town plaza across the Des Moines River
to the federal courthouse.
U.S. Marshal Warren Stump said 21
protesters were arrested when they sat
at the west entrance to the courthouse,
formed a human chain by locking arms
and quietly awaited their arrests.
See U.S., Page 2

rhoto by DEB RH LEWIS
Elmer White, a local attorney, explains the Michigan Indians' claims against the University before the University-Civic
Club yesterday. The brief (inset), prepared by White, was filed before the United States Supreme Court.
Indians take 'U'to hi gh court

An 11-year legal battle between the
University and several native Michigan
Indian tribes reached the United States
Supreme Court yesterday, with the In-
dians seeking educational rights they
say were promised in an 1817 treaty.
In a speech before the University-
Civic Club yesterday, Elmer White, at-
torney for the Indian tribes, said the
suit concerns 1,920 acres of ancient
tribal land the University received from
the Indians in the Treaty of Fort Meigs

of 1817.
THE INDIANS are now seeking
educational benefits which they claim
were promised them in exchange for
the land, according to White. The
University claims the land was a gift
with no strings attached.
In 1981, the Michigan State Court of
Appeals upheld a 1979 decision which
ruled that the land was indeed given as
a gift by the Indians and no legally bin-
ding promises were made in the treaty.
White said in an interview yesterday

that the decision represented "the
grandest larceny in the history of
Michigan. . . the Regents stole almost
2,000 acres from the area's native
HE SAID THAT the University could
fulfill its 165-year-old promise to the In-
dians by setting aside scholarship
money for Michigan tribe members.
White said the suit, filed yesterday,
has "about a three percent chance of
actually being heard" by Supreme
See INDIAN, Page 2


GEO deadline uncertain
AT THEIR regular steering committee meeting
tonight, GEO members may discuss extending
the newly negotiated labor contract ratification
deadline which expired Wednesday. Members
said rumors of extension were started after members

My professor's a fool
jPATRICIA Limerick is a professor of American history
at Harvard, and a serious academician. She's also
been a fool for years. "In the presence of a fool, pedple
behave wonderfully," says the 31-year-old Limerick, who
began dressing up in fool's makeup and costume in 1977
while at Yale. She thinks Harvard ought to make her fool's
status official because the campus could use some whimsy:
"Harvard and Yale have a very high percentage of students
fearing to make fools of themselves. They write safe and

James Thompson. However, she still awaits official
recognition. O
King of Orange
ENE RHODES, the pumpkin king of Kalamazoo,
G grows 10 tons of pumpkins a year. But he doesn't leave
it at that-his bathroom is orange, he drinks from an
orange goblet, drives an orange car, and wears an orange
ranch hat and an orange shirt. "I almost sided the house in
orange," the 46-year-old said with a grin. "If I could have
found a halfway decent orange, I would have done it." Each

high school girls wanted to attend college primarily for
social purposes. A spokesman at the center stated,
"Because we fail to provide adequate channels for
gratifying their real aspirations, many girls are forced to
assume a pretense of intellentual interest to enter colleges
and universities."
Also on this date in history:
" 1917-In compliance with a request from the gover-
nment, the Woman's Committee Council of National Defen-
se undertook the registration of the woman power of the
state for war service.
" 1950-A poll revealed that Michigan men preferred

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