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The price
of freedom
See Editorial, Page 4

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Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Snazzy
Partly cloudy, breezy, and warmer
today, with a high in the 50s. It'll get
slightly colder in the evening-as it
so often does-with a low around 30.

*Vol. XCIll, No. 59

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 16, 1982

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Belcher
retreats:
.Ann Arbor
will keep
$5 pot law
By BARBARA MISLE
Mayor Louis Belcher has abandoned
his controversial plan to repeal Ann
Arbor's $5 fine for possession of
marijuana after realizing he didn't
have the support from his fellow
Republican City Councilmembers.
Belcher announced his proposal Oct.
14, without consulting councilmembers.
According to Edward Hood (R-Fourth
Ward), when the Republican caucus
met two weeks later, members said
they were opposed to taking political
action to attack the city's drug abuse
problem.
"ALL SEVEN (Republican) mem-
bers are concerned about the drug
abuse and we're not excited about the
$5 law, but it is not worth the effort to
make a political issue out of it," Hood
said.
Stiffer laws, he said, would split the
community between those who favored
the $5 law, and those who were against
it. The politics would overshadow the
eal issue, which is drug abuse, he ad-
ded.
"It's not lack of courage that council
See BELCHER, Page 6

Chrysler

crisis

Canadian strikes may
force plants to shutdown

From AP and UPI
DETROIT - Domestic layoffs at
Chrysler Corp. mounted to 4,600 Mon-
day because of the strike by Canadian
autoworkers, and company officials
warned they may shut all five U.S.
assembly plants before Christmas
unless the 11-day walkout ends soon.
Closing assembly plants in the next
four or five weeks would idle about
43,000 U.S. Chrysler autoworkers, com-
pany spokesman Bill Stempien said.
Company officials say the first
assembly plants to shut down would
probably be the two in Michigan - in
Warren and Detroit. The other assem-
bly plants are in Newark, Del., St.
Louis, and Belvidere, Ill.
Analysts said such shutdowns would
not threaten the company permanently
and could even offer advantages for
Chrysler.
"I don't think this is to their
(Chrysler's ) benefit, but this is not a
going-out-of business scenario at the
moment. In fact, the scenario is
developing in Chrysler's favor," said
John Hammond, analyst at Data
Resources Inc. in Lexington, Mass.
Canadian members of the United
Auto Workers union walked off the job
Nov. 5 after Chrysler officials refused

their demand for an immediate, sub-
stantial wage increase. Contract talks
broke off the day the strike began, and
the company says it has no immeidate
plans to resume negotiations.
U.S. workers have been laid off since
then because some products built in
U.S. plants are shipped to the Canada
operations. All the workers laid off so

far have been in component plants, and
no plant has been shut down.
But the assembly plants will be for-
ced to close as supplies of parts from
Canada needed for American-built
vehicles dwindle, company officials
said.
The layoffs prompted by the
See CHRYSLER, Page 6

U.S. denies aid to
Canadian Chrysler

Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
Through the looking glass
This vandalized window at the corner of Packard and Hill not only reflects
the house across the street but reveals construction worker Charles Mon-
tgomery inside the building.

By LOU FINTOR
The shutdown of Canadian Chrysler
plants caused by a worker's strike
prompted a visiting U.S. treasury of-
ficial yesterday to say the government
would not aid the corporation if the
money would be used to meet worker's
demands.
"It's hard to conceive of the U.S.
government putting more money into
Chrysler to increase wages to Canadian
autoworkers," said Deputy Treasury

Secretary R. T. McNamar during his
visit to the School of Business Ad,
ministration.
AS THE major Chrysler creditor, the
government is carefully watching
current negotiations, but the wage
deadlock is "a position they're going to
have to work out and both sides know
the consequences," McNamar said.
He made the remarks before
delivering a lecture titled "The
See TREASURY, Page 6

Draft resister

a

wifs court
Hatter d
Bulletin prejudice,
cannot ind
A federal judge ruled late last night the same c
that the Selective Service regulations "This is
requiring draft registration were in- judge said
valid, saying the government dil not liberties .
follow proper procedures when it branches
enacted the law. Attorney
U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter, philosoph
ruling in the case of a 21-year-old document
draft resister, said the time and place effort to
requirements of the presidential ministrati
proclamation, establishing vocal disse
registration and a July 18, 1980 Selec- The gov
tive Service regulation setting up the District C
manner of registration "are invalid" study t
because they did not comply with a memos of
required time period for notification. where the
defied his
over to the
From AP and UPI Prosecu
LOS ANGELES- A federal judge testify, s
dismissed charges yesterday against precedent]
21-year-old David Wayte of Pasadena, a executive
self-admitted draft resister. U.S. One of
District Judge Terry Hatter Jr. made Wayte, M
the ruling after the government refused "pleasant
to turn over certain documents and and believ
evidence sought by the defense and the draft
refused to permit White House coun- longer be
selor Edwin Meese III to testify. Asked N
Defense attorneys had claimed that Rosenbaur
*Wayte, charged with resisting the whole draf
draft, had been singled out for Hatter s.
prosecution because of his outspoken not only b
views against the Selective Service refused t
system. make ME
Justice Department attorneys said because
they would appeal the decision, which prelimina
could jeopardize the cases against prosecutio
several other young men who contend The jud
they were singled out for prosecution that Way
because they exercised their First prosecutio
*Amendment rights and publicly governme
proclaimed their opposition to Late la
registration. reviewing
"It came out better than I expected, Hatter rul
because the judge dropped the matter," ties Union
Wayte, 21, said after the hearing. "I had a righ
think we can win this case on appeal, were no gn
also." to testify.

fight
ismissed the indictment with
meaning the government
dict Wayte a second time on
harges.
not an easy matter," the
. "It involves one's personal
It involves the three major
of government."
ys for Wayte, a former Yale
by student, sought the
s and Meese's testimony in an
prove the Reagan ad-
on illegally prosecuted only
enters.
vernment agreed to let U.S.
ourt Judge Terry Hatter Jr.
he documents-including
meetings attended by Meese
e policy was discussed-but
order to turn the documents
defense.
tors also refused to let Meese
aying it would set a bad
because he was exempted by
privilege.
the lawyers who defended
ark Rosenbaum, said he was
ly stunned" with the decision
ves if it is upheld on appeal,
registration system may no
valid in the United States.
what theddecisionemeant,
m replied;4 "it means the
It is out."
said he granted the dismissal
because the government had
o surrender documents and
eese available, but also
it had not rebutted his
ry finding of illegal selective
on.
ge tentatively ruled Sept. 30
te was a victim of selective
on and said it was up to the
nt to prove otherwise.
ast month, after privately
the government documents,
ed that American Civil Liber-
attorneys defending Wayte
ht to see them and said there
rounds for not allowing Meese

Downtown
MIWco-ops to
Bconsolidate
. building
By LAURIE EAR

Doily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT'
LSA students Kathy Ehelman (left) and Blair Lewis (far right) mark their ballots at the Fishbowl yesterday in the LSA
student government elections.
Student apathy blamed again for
low turnout in LSA election

The People's Food Co-op (PFC)
today will put the final touches on a
plan to consolidate the downtown food
co-ops, a spokesman for the group said.
The co-op will finalize the $115,000
purchase of two Fourth Ave. buildings
which would house the PFC, the Produce
Co-op, the Wildflour Community
Bakery, and the Herb and Spice Shop,
according to Bruce Curtis, president of
the PFC's board of directors. They
hope to occupy the building in six mon-
ths.
"THE NEW location will end much of
the confusion about what co-ops are,"
Curtis said. "Customers will be able to
find everything under one roof."
The co-op coordinators became con-
cerned, Curtis said, that the Fourth
Ave. corridor between Huron and
Kingsley might be developed into an of-
fice and business complex.
Curtis said the fear of soaring rents
caused the coordinators to secure their
future by purchasing their own
buildings at 216 and 218 N. Fourth Ave.
At the new location, the co-ops will
form a type of "co-op mall," according
to PFC coordinator David Jacobson.
Each store, however, will remain
separate from the others in an effort to
"retain the integrity of independence
that has ben enjoyed by each co-op," he
said.
Although the PFC is covering the
down payment and will foot the initial
bills, Jacobson explained, the co-ops
will be working toward joint ownership
of the buildings.
See FOUR, Page 2

By DAN GRANTHAM
LSA-Student Government failed to at-
tract a big turnout yesterday, as only
735 students cast votes on the first day
of elections.
Polling places were set up at several
locations around campus, including the
Fishbowl, most Hill area dorms, the
Undergraduate Library, and the
Michigan Union, but most students
stayed politically inactive and walked
past the voting boxes.
ELECTION Director Bruce Goldman
classified the turnout as low, but said
first day election result had run con-
sistently low in previous years. He
blamed the poor showing on the small

number of candidates (19) running for
the 15 student government positions.
He also blamed student apathy.
'I think a lot of people don't care,' he
said, but stressed that he wasn't "using
apathy as a cop-out."
Goldman said usually about twice as
many people vote on the second day of
elections. Last year, about 1,500 people
voted during the two days, but there are
about 16,000 students in LSA.
THE AREA with the largest number
of voters was the Fishbowl, which
Goldman said had about four times as
many votes as other polling places. He
attributed this ot "heavy (student) traf-
fic" and "heavy, heavy campaigning."
Voting took place at all Hill area

dorms exceptrStockwell dormitory,
with each dorm bringing in ap-
proximately the same amount of votes,
Goldman said.
Poll workers at Mosher Jordan dor-
mitory said about half therstudents who
went by the poll voted. LSA senior and
poll worker Carol Gremel said students
seemed more energetic than in
previous elections. There was probably
more enthusiasm this year, she said.
GREMEL ADDED that some studen-
ts didn't want to write their names and
identification numbers on the ballots -
a procedure required for vote
validation. "People think that it's not a
secret ballot," she said.
See STUDENT, Page 5

TODAY
State bites the dust
I dT WAS CLOSE all along-the greatest rivalry in the
Midwest: Michigan versus Ohio State. Michigan,
coming on strong in the finish beat those Buckeyes
once again. The donors from Ann Arbor gave 5,599
units of blood to the regional Red Cross while the donors
from Columbus only gave 5,259 units-a good showing on
the part of those Ohio boys, but not enough. This was the fir-
st Michigan-Ohio State blood donation battle, according to
t.- .- - .r ---n-nta: ofi the R nro sand

Missing subway
E VEN SOME longtime residents thought they'd missed
a colorful chapter of local history when a magazine
reported that Fort Collins, Colo had built a subway system
in an unsuccessful bid for the 1904 World's Fair. The article
was fiction, but there were readers who pestered city of-
ficials for more information. "It hasn't been nuts that
believed it," said local historian Charlene Tresner, who
checked with old-timers and history books to make sure it
was untrue. The story, entitled "Down the Tube, Darkly,"
appears in the November issue of Poudre magazine, a

said, and a plan was hatched to further the bid by stealing
Wyoming's state constitution and making Fort Collins the
capital of that state. Fort Collins, located about 30 miles
south of the Wyoming border, now has a population of some
70,000 but no known plans for a subway. Q
The Daily almanac,
f)N THIS DATE in 1920, the Student Council voted to

month since Student Government Council voted to support
the rights of the women to set their own hours.
*1978-Representative Perry Bullard of Ann Arbor told
students that he would introduce a bill to decriminalize the
possession of alcohol for 18-20 year olds, who had recently
become minors when the drinking age was raised to 21. [
On the inside ...
The Opinion Page looks at having fun with goalposts...
Arts talks to Andy Breckman. a writer for the David Let-

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