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Smaller but better

prisons

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Weekend Magazine
Inside

Black enrollment:
Dubious commitment
See Editorial, Page 4

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Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Wicked
Windy and colder today with
showers possibly turning to snow
showers.

Viol. XCIll, No. 56

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, November 12, 1982

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Low turn-out
mars nuclear
arms forum

Brezhnev
dead; Power
struggle on

By BILL HANSON
AND GEORGEA KOVANIS
A turn-out of only about 150 par-
ticipants, mostly non-students, marred
yesterday's day-long campus con-
rocation on Solutions to the Nuclear
Arms Race - one of 500 such con-
vocations at colleges across the country
yesterday.
Early yesterday evening, just
moments before the second half of the
speeches and workshops was scheduled
to begin, organizers were still handing
out pamphlets on State Street to draw
more people.
A LAST-minute rally on the Diag a
noon, hampered by rain and a faulty
ound system, kicked off the day o
Wspeak ers including University
President Harold Shapiro, U.S. Senator
Carl Levin (D-Mich.), and nationa
nuclear freeze activist Molly Rush.
Shapiro, delivering the keynote ad
o fficia
*By KRISTIN STAPLETON
Republican City Council members y
they were upset to learn after the fac
survey project they approved Monday
conducted by students in a University c
Democratic Councilmember Rafael Ez
"I must say I'm a little dismayed th
didn't announce it," said Edward H
Ward) when informed that Ezekiel's P
class would be working on the survey o
in the community.
"I THINK it would have done nothing
pass, but I'm a little chagrined that I f
the fact," he said.

dress for the conference in Rackham -
Auditorium, said the low turn-out
- placed an even greater obligation on
Sthe people who did show up to spread
the word that the world needs a nuclear
- freeze.
"Change will not come easily in this
area, but it's an absolute must," he
said.
t Levin stepped out after Shapiro, reaf-
e firming what the University president
had said and adding that opponents to
g the freeze movement are wrong in
saying the movement has been inspired
by communists and foreign agents. The
t freeze, he said, is the product of people
"who love their nation and want it
, preserved."XEM
Y THE SENATOR said that although
r freeze proposals were passed on the Daily Photo by scOTT ZOL
l ballots of nine states last week, "it Anti-nuclear activist Molly Rush speaks at the convocation on the Solution
doesn't get it on the bargaining table." to the Nuclear Arms Race conference held in the Rackham Auditoriun
- See SMALL, Page10 yesterday.
l's class to do citysurvey

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From AP and UPI
The death of Soviet leader Leonid
Brezhnev has left no heir apparent, and
well-placed Soviet officials said they
are bracing for the struggle they expect
will precede the announcement of a new
leader.
Brezhnev, who forged detente with
the West while engineering a historic
Soviet military buildup, died of heart
failure at the age of 75, an official an-
nouncement said yesterday.
EXTRAORDINARY attempts by a
team of doctors to revive the Soviet
president and party leader at a hospital
after he collapsed were fruitless.
A well-placed Soviet source said the
desperate medical efforts were largely
,responsible for the 26 -hour delay in
announcing the first death of a Soviet
ruler in office sinceJosef Stalin in 1953.
Some Kremlin watchers expect the
party Central Committee to convene as
early as today or tomorrow to name a
new party chief, before Brezhnev is
buried Monday. Many members of the
committee had arrived in Moscow by
yesterday evening and more were
reported on the way. But there was no
definite indication when the committee
would meet.
Western analysts expect extensive
bargaining for power and behind-the-
scenes debate.
THE THREE previous Soviet leaders
who made themselves supreme all
were succeeded by collectives from
which one strongman eventually
emerged.
The latest succession struggle within
the Kremlin began when Brezhnev's
health began failing in the late 1970s. It
intensified with the death of Mikhail A.
Suslov in January.
Politburo member and ex-KGB chief
Yuri Andropov, 68, was named
chairman of a committee to organize
the funeral, a possible sign that he may
succeed Brezhnev as general secretary
of the Communist Party.

BUT DURING his years in power,
Brezhnev carefully avoided grooming
an heir and Politburo member Kon-
stantin Chernenko was also held out as
a possible successor.
Politburo members put on a show of
unity for the shocked and stunned
nation, but a struggle to succeed
Brezhnev was expected to begin almost
at once.
See SOVIETS, Page 10
No drastic
changes ,in
Soviet ties
expected
By KENT REDDING
There will be no immediate effect on
U.S.-Soviet relations in the wake of the
death of Premier Leonid Brezhnev, ac-
cording to former president Gerald
Ford and three other former top-level
U.S. officials who were gathered in Ann
Arbor yesterday.
"It's too early to speculate on what
will happen," Ford said at a foreign
policy conference held on North Cam-
pus. "In the meantime the U.S. and
other nations ought to play their cards
close to their chest."
FORMER secretaries of state Dean
Rusk and Alexander Haig agreed with
Ford and former National Security Ad-
visor Zbigniew Brzezinski that it would
be difficult to predict the course of
future U.S.-Soviet relations or whom
might succeed Brezhnev.
"For the time being, I should think
See BREZHNEV'S, Page 5

yesterday said
t that a $5,000
y night will be
class taught by
ekiel.
at Mr. Ezekiel
ood (R-Fourth
Psychology 516
f human needs
g but help it to
ound out after

Ezekiel (D-Third Ward) said he didn't point out
that his class would be conducting the survey because
he was afraid it would "cause confusion" among
Republican councilmembers.
He stressed that the project is not partisan, and will
only be used to help the city's Community Develop-
ment Department determine priorities for funding
human services.
The CDD is coordinating the survey to determine
the most pressing needs of the city's low-income
residents. The $5,000 allocated by Council Monday
will come from CDD funds, according to Acting
Director William Hampton, and will go to pay for

computer time and printing costs.
Hampton said the CDD talked to Ezekiel last sum-
mer about doing the project in his class. "We went in
search of the best mechanism we could find with the
funds we had available," he said.
ALONG WITH other Republicans on council,
Mayor Louis Belcher skirted the question of a
possible conflict of interest involved in Ezekiel sup-
porting a proposal that $5,000 be given to a project for
his own class. Instead, Belcher echoed concerns
about potential bias in the survey.
"I wish I would have known," he said. "I don't want
See COUNCILMEMBER'S, Page 10

Genetics center may
get $250,000 boost

y JIM SPARKS
The first major redistribution of
University funds under the 5-year Plan
may take place soon, if the Regents apw
prove the proposed Center for
Molecular Genetics next week.
Top University administrators have
already agreed that the center should
get up to $250,000 to help it get started
before private corporations step in to
provide most of the rest of the money.
VICE PRESIDENT for Academic Af-
*airs Billy Frye said yesterday that the
influential Budget Priorities Commit-
tee and the University's vice presidents
have already backed the proposal to
spend as much as $250,000 on the center.
Although $8 million have already
been shifted to cover salary increases,
the proposed center would require the
first major shift of University funds to a
new program, Frye said. The shifts
would be part of the administration's
plans to reorder the University budget
over the five years, cutting back some
programs and beefing up others.
The $250,000 is about $40,000 less than
the budget of the University's Institute
for the Study of Mental Retardation and
Related Disabilities, which has been
targeted for closure by the University.
THE PROPOSED center would at-

tempt to coordinate the work of the. 40
faculty members currently doing
research in recombinant DNA and
other fields, and seek funds from cor-
porations and the state government.
"We are hoping that the effort put in-
to it by the University will be
catalytic," said Dale Oxender, chair-
man of the center's steering commit-
tee.
Oxender, who will be acting director
of the center if the Regents okay his ap-
pointment, said he hopes contributions
by corporations will eventually double
the share carried by the University.
ALAN PRICE, assistant University
vice president for research, said the
General Fund money will go toward
recruiting new professors to help boost
the University's research effort.
Currently, there are searches on for six
new professors, he said.
Eventually, the center is expected to
have space in the Medical Science
Research Building, which should be
built by 1985.
Price said that at this time, however,
little of the General Fund money could
be spent by the center even if it were
allocated by the University because the
See CENTER, Page 5

Policy conference
ends without solutions

By KENT REDDING
The conference on U.S. foreign
policy, which attracted such political
notables as Gerald Ford and Alexander
Haig, ended yesterday with the former
top officials agreeing to disagree about
how to end conflict between Congress
and the White House in foreign policy-
making.
The two-day conference was sup-
posed to help come up with ways to
solve institutional competition between
the two branches of government in
forging the nation's international
policy. But in the end, the former
leaders gathered at the Gerald R. Ford
Presidential Library on North Campus
were successful only in more clearly
defining the problems.
IN SPITE OF the lack of solutions,
former President Ford, the chief ar-
chitect of the meeting, said it "was ex-
tremely beneficial for those with the
opportunity to view and make
judgments."

The ideas generated at the conferen-
ce will be used by the Atlantic Council,
a political think-tank, and co-sponsor of
the forum, to formulate a paper on the
subject that Ford termed as one of the
most critical problems facing the
United States today.
The reason the problem is so critical,
according to Ford, is because since the
Vietnam War, Congress has tried to
assert more authority over foreign
policy-making. Such action, in which
535 members of Congress try to make
their mark on U.S. foreign relations,
leads to inconsistent and unworkable
policy and slows down America's
ability to respond to world events, Ford
said.
SOLUTIONS offered to the perennial
congressional vs. executive branch
battle over U.S. foreign policy were as
diverse as the participants who made
up the conference.
William Simon, who served as
See POLICY, Page 10

Lift-off ! AP Photo
The space shuttle Columbia embarked on her fifth journey into outer space
yesterday, taking-off from the Cape Canaveral, Fla. launching pad.

TODAY
Of alumni and free beer
FOR THE University, it's good to have alumni
in high places. Usually it just means small cash
contributions from alumni who feel particularly
nostalgic about their old days in Ann Arbor. But
in the case of Richard Perry, who graduated from the
University's School of Music in 1964, it means a huge beer
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University is going out of its way to cooperate with Perry,
sending some of its own administrators and professors to
the phones to arrange for advance publicity. The office of
the Vice President for Student Services has even agreed to
foot the bill for renting the Union's ballroom for the party.
And the music school's Eva Jessye Afro-American Music
Collection is sponsoring the party. Why shouldn't the
University be happy to have Perry back in town? After all,
he's promised to use his contacts in the recording industry
to coordinate fundraising to give the University a $250,000-
recording studio, which would be built on the hek n -ill

here. "I ate here just three nights ago," said Lt. Done
Smith, chief of detectives, as he plucked a 2-foot-high
marijuana plant from among the juniper bushes. A Ken-
newick woman spotted the plant and reported it. Smith
theorized someone threw a marijuana seed among the
bushes and it grew. He estimated the plant's street value at
$55. E

the Dorm and Maintenance Union, agreed on a new con-
tract after six months of negotiations.
* 1968 - A survey taken by the Student Affairs Office
revealed that 41 percent of University parents wanted their
son's and daughter's smoking and drinking restricted;
" 1975-Supreme Court Justice William Douglas retired'
from the court because of ill health, ending a 36 year career
as a liberal crusader.

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