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'Yes' on
freeze
See Editorial, Page 4

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Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Ferns
Breezy with a high in the upper 60s.
Mostly cloudy with an increasing
chance of rain as the day turns to
night. Low tomorrow night in the
mid-40s.

Sol. XCIII, No. 44

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 29, 1982

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

MSUfrat,
newspaper
.punished,
for 'racist
photograph
From staff and wire reports
EAST LANSING- Michigan State University's
campus newspaper and a fraternity have been
Wound guilty of racial discrimination by a college
Judicial board for including a picture of a black
statue in an advertisement.
The. Oct. 22 decision by the Anti-discrimination
Judicial Board, revealed yesterday, orders both
The State News and Theta Chi fraternity to hold
cultural awareness sessions and make other efforts
to attack discrimination problems.
THE RULING stems from an incident last spring
in which a photograph appeared in the paper's
"Greek Week" supplement of white fraternity
members with a small statute of a black dubbed
W"Willie."
The action is the first taken against the
newspaper in the incident. Theta Chi already has
been placed on probation by its national chapter and
by MSU.
State News General Manager Allen Swartzell said
last night the newspaper's board of directors will
consider now whether they will appeal the ruling.
Theta Chi would not comment on the ruling.
THE PICTURE was printed unintentionally with
hundreds of others, Swartzell said. "We have
lready admitted that it was in poor taste to run the
Wpicture."
'We question now whether or not the University
has the right to control us. This is a serious question
of jurisdiction, and our first amendment rights."
,The legal action against both groups was initiated
by former MSU faculty member William Gamble
who said both the paper and the fraternity "got off
pretty lightly" with the ruling.
THE RULING stated "the wide-eyed black-faced
statue is clearly one that can be reasonably inter-
preted as offensive to the black community of
Michigan State University as well as to others
believing in the elimination of racial mockery and
stereotypes."
In addition to the cultural awareness programs,
the fraternity was ordered to conduct a fundraiser
for a MSU group concerned with the needs of the
university's black students and file monthly reports
to tne school's Department of Human Relations.
The State News was ordered to solicit minority
faculty members or journalists for appointment to
its board of directors.

S. African
surgeon's

EMU

visit

Doily Photo by TOD WOOLF
American Werewolf in Ann Arbor?
No. This gruesome visage was spotted at the Bursley bus stop near the C.C. Little Building and belongs to a wandering resident of
the U of M Haunted House. The Haunted House will be open today, Saturday, and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. in North Hall.
GEOa arees to extend

,protested
By LAURIE DELATER
Eastern Michigan University faculty, staff, and students
are protesting the selection of Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the
distinguished South African heart surgeon, as their Decem-
ber commencement speaker.
The protests have led to the appointment of a special task
force to examine the issue.
Last spring, EMU President John Porter, who has the final
say in choosing commencement speakers, invited Barnard to
appear. According to EMU Regent Beth Milford, Porter
made that choice in spite of opposition from the EMU Regen-
ts.
IN SEPTEMBER, the official announcement of the selec-
tion met with strong opposition from black faculty members,
minority groups, and students, said EMU Information Ser-
vices director Kathleen Tinney.
Protesters appeared "unscheduled", at last week's Regents
meeting, asking the Regents and Porter to withdraw the in-;
vitation to Barnard, Tinney said.
Porter said yesterday that he is looking into the matter and
weighing the concerns expressed by the faculty and students.
He said he chose Barnard, who performed the first open-
heart surgery, because of his fame as a surgeon and because
his wife is an EMU alumnus.
RONALD WOODS, director of the Department of Afro-
American Studies, said the black faculty and staff oppose the
selection for three reasons.
The first objection involves the process used to select Bar-
nard. As in the past, the commencement speech focuses on a
specific college of the university. This year the College of
Health and Human Services is featured. The college was
never involved in the selection procedure, said Woods, nor
were the minority groups on campus consulted as is the usual
practice.
Furthermore, he said, there is no evidence to suggest that
the board explored the possible ramifications of having a,
speaker who is from a country where health care practices
have been scorned worldwide.
See SOUTH AFRICAN, Page 6

J9L -- - - -A

contrac,
By GLEN YOUNG
Leaders of the University's teaching
assistants' union voted last night to ex-
tend the deadline that TAs must meet in
voting on their proposed contract with
the University.
The deadline for ballots had been Wed-
nesday night, but so few members of the
Graduate Employees Organization had
cast ballots that some officials were
worried that the contract'would be
defeated by apathy.
IN ORDER for the propsed contract to
be ratified by the union, at least half of

1

votingc
GEO's voting membership would have to
cast ballots and the majority of those
ballots would have to back the contract.
But one GEO official said last night
that only about 300 staff and teaching
assistants-or about 40 percent of its
voting membership-had voted as of
Wednesday night. That means that even
if all of those GEO members voted in
favor of the contract; it would still be
defeated for lack of turnout in the elec-
tion.
THAT OFFICIAL added that even with

leadliene
the extension of the voting deadline to
11:59 p.m. tomorrow night, probably not
enough TAs will vote to ratify the con-
tract.
Another GEO official, Marty Burke
said last night that the union leadership
voted to extend the deadline partly
because some union members were
having a hard time finding ballots. He
said TAs in the history department, for
example, did not receive their ballots by
the Wednesday night deadline. The union
See GEO, Page 6

A dull Regents race

By RITA GIRARDI
Almost regardless of who wins the
two contested seats on the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents this fall,
students can expect to see little
change in University policy. All four
major party candidates for the two
seats have adopted pretty much the
same view on the major campus
issues-they all generally support
the administration's "smaller but
better" budget plans and are
resigned to the inevitability of
regular tuition hikes.

the bullet through hard times at the
University.
REPUBLICANS are hoping to
erode the solid Democratic majority
on the Regents' board this year since
two incumbent Democrats-Ann
Arbor's Sarah Power and Thomas
Roach of Saline-are both up for re-
election.
Challenging the incumbents are
two Republicans from Bloomfield
Hills, Rockwell Gust and Ellen
Templin.
But the platforms of all four offer
See CANDIDATES, Page 9

Although there are four other
regental candidates from minor par-
ties who offer more radical alter-
natives, the four candidates with the
best chance of winning are sticking
closely to the same theme of biting

Robotics
big for.
Michigan,
director
reports
By ANDY MEAD
The Industrial Technology Institute
has made major strides in planning and
fundraising and is on its way to helping
Michigan become a major world power
in industrial technology and robotics,
its acting director, Arch Naylor, said
last night.
The institute, which was formed last
winter by Gov. William Milliken's High
Technology Task Force, and is located
in Ann Arbor, will devote about 70 per-
cent of its resources to "problem-
solving,", or consulting with Michigan
inudstries, and about 30 percent to
research, Naylor said at a meeting of
the Michigan Robotics Research Circle.
"THE INSTITUTE d so far has just
been planning and talk," Naylor said:
"But with that little bit, Ive been
amazed with its impact around the
See TECHNOLOGY, Page 2

Sparks fly in heated debate over

ballot proposals,,D, G,
By DAN GRANTHAM Lobby, 40 percent of this year's
tuition increase was caused by
Is Proposal D dumb, or dandy? Is rising utility costs.
H helpful, or a hindrance? What PROPOSAL D would do three
about G - great, or ghastly? And things to change the way Michigan
why is there such a dispute over allows utility companies to increase
these proposals? their rates. It would require com-
University students will be affec- plete hearings whenever a utility
ted by the passing of any of these requests a hike; it would abolish
proposals, not only as utility users, a clause that allows automatic rate
but as students paying more and changes; and it would allow utilities
more for tuition partly because of to make only one rate hike at a time.
utility rate hikes. According to Opponents of this proposal - in-
Marc Sable of the Michigan Citizens cluding the utility companies, the

and H

Farm Bureau, and the Michigan
Chamber of Commerce - say the
proposal would hurt consumers in
the long run. They claim it would
force utilities to borrow money to
operate and the interest on those
loans would force companies to pass
on the cost through much larger rate
hikes.
Walter McCarthy, chairman of the
board of Detroit Edison, says, for in-
stance, that 40 percent of Edison's
revenue goes directly to fuel pur-
See DEBATE, Page 9

Daily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
Industrial Technology Institute director Arch Naylor speaks about the in-
stitute's progress on North Campus yesterday.

Plymouth only gets the award, he gets no prize or bonus.
State Board of Education President Barbara Dumouchelle
presented Campion the check at a special ceremony in Lan-
sing yesterday. The first-year law student is from
Plymouth, Michigan. Thanks to all those who took out loans
this year hoping to be the winner. Maybe next year. Q
100,000 to attend rally
V ARIOUS NEWS organizations across the state
yesterday received the following press release from
the campaign headquarters of Phillip Ruppe, the
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate:

Passport feedom
T HE PASSPORT to the world, the passport, is changing,
and it may not be good, but it may. The new U.S.
passport will be good all over the world, as it is now, and
will last ten years, rather than the five it does now. The
problem with this plan is the price will reflect the advan-
tages. So, it will cost more. In fact, new passports will cost
$35; not including the $7 execution fee, whatever that is. They
used to cost $10 with a $5 fee. Progress, can't live with it,
can't live without it. The University's International Center
urges those interested in saving money to contact them for
ananirtn fnrm at, 7 . -Q nT na rnen

judges. They chose, instead, to honor last year's queen,
Opal Bailey.
Also on this date in history:
" 1969-The University Activities Center and the
Homecoming Central Committee decided to drop the
homecoming queen contest, stating, "a Homecoming
Queen doesn't have a place on this campus."
" 1951-The General Library (now the Grad) announced
that the library will be open on Sundays.
a 1913-Six teams represented the freshman,
sophomore, and senior classes during the Annual Class
Relays. The relays were run during halftime of the

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