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Yuri who?
See Editorial, Page 4


Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom


Increasingly cloudy today with a
delightful high in the 50s.

Iol. XCIII, No. 61,

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 18, 1982

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

A state Senate panel yesterday
assed a measure that would prohibit'
the University from maintaining its
South African investments.
The Senate Judiciary Committee ap-
proved the measure to bar all state
educational institutions from investing
in companies that work in the racially-
segregated nation.
THE UNIVERSITY has refused to
divest from more than 40 U.S. com-
panies working in South Africa, where
apartheid practices deny civil rights to
University Regents and ad-
ministrators have threatened to ignore
the bill if the full Senate votes it into law
because they feel the state does not
have the authority to control Universtiy
investments. The University's legal of-;
fice maintains the Regents have
See SENATE, Page 3

UAC cancels
speech by
radical rabbi

A Viewpoint Lecture featuring
radical Rabbi Meir Kahane has been
cancelled after the University Ac-
tivities Center (UAC) decided they did
not want to give the rabbi a forum for
his advocacy of anti-Arab violence.
In their weekly meeting Tuesday
night, UAC's executive committee
decided that given the violent nature of
Kahane's beliefs, as well as a series of
posters UAC members believed
violated the lectures neutral forum,
they would not ask the rabbi to speak in
ORIGINALLY, the Viewpoint Lec-
tures Committee of UAC had intended
to sponsor a series of lectures on the
Middle East, representing both sides of
the issue, according to Chairman Paul
But members of UAC's executive
committee were alarmed when they
found out the views of Kahane. Recen-
tly Kahane tried to legitimize the
slaughter of Palestinians in refugee
camps in Lebanon and has advocated
the deportation of all Arabs from Israel
and the complete annexation of the
West Bank.
"We were under the impression that
he was the founder of the (Jewish
Defense League)," said UAC president

Jayne Harper. "We were not under the
impression that he advocates violence.
Once that was brought to light, we had a
lengthy discussion."
THE RESULTS of that discussion led
to the 16-3 vote in favor of cancelling the
lecture, according to Harper. Although
the vote was not binding on Viewpoint
Lectures, according to Galleberg, he
said he agreed with the decision
because of the controversial postering
Posters put up around campus by an
anonymous group publicizing the event
and picturing a clenched fist within a
star made it appear as though UAC was
taking a stand on the issue, when it was
only trying to present a neutral forum,
Galleberg said.
"A CLENCHED fist I do not see as
being neutral," he said. "We envisaged
representing many views on the Middle
Had it not been for those posters,
Galleberg said he and his committee
would have wanted to have the lectures
anyway. "The idea behind the forum
was that violence is a factor in the Mid-
dle East;" he said. "The right wing
militant view is a factor in the Middle
East Equation."
See UAC, Page 5

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Redirection Blues
Progressive Student Network members Tom Marx, left, and Steve Austin, right, join in a chorus of an original ballad,
"The Redirection Blues," yesterday in the Diag to the accompaniment of Network member Marcy Berman's guitar.

Prof. says_'U' blacks mistreated

In the wake of last week's news that
the University has fallen even further
behind in its efforts to attract and keep
more black students, Prof. J. Frank
Yates yesterday said the University
isn't doing enough for the minority
students it does manage to draw.
"The problems that the University of
Michigan faces are similar to problems
of other universities around the coun-
try," Yates said in a noon lecture on
strategies for black education in major
THIS University should "do whatever
is necessary to remove all of the
statistical performance differences
between minority and majority studen-
ts," said the psychology professor, who
also is the chairman of the executive
committee of the Coalition for the Use.

'The fact that the (black) students aren't
learning indicates that as faculty, people
are not doing as good a job as they should or
-J. Frank Yates
CULS Executive Committee Chairman

Problems for black University
students are often a result of an
inadequate scholastic background, ac-
cording to Yates. High schools are not
preparing them properly for academic
life at the University, he said. "The
student cannot recover once he realizes
he's studying wrong."
Another problem, Yates said, is that
blacks don't always receive proper
counseling on career opportunities. The
1981 LSA Minority Task Force Report
showed that nearly 50 percent of the
major concentrations declared by
minority students were in the social
THE REPORT also stated that there
were no minority students graduating
that year with degrees in the physical
and quantitative sciences.
See PROF, Page 3

Regents t~o vote
on- $43 million
state aid request

of Learning Skills.
Yates said that in the 1980-81
academic year, only 20 percent of the
minority students in LSA had grade-
point averages above 3.0. In that same
year, he said, 60 percent of the white
students in the school topped that mark.'

Much of the problem, he said, could
be solved by more faculty involvement
in the problem."
"THE FACT that the black students
aren't learning indicates that as a
faculty, people are not doing as good a
job as they should or could," he said.

It's a bird, it's a
Meteor treats city to

plane, it's ...

fiery celestial show

All over Ann Arbor Tuesday night,
people reported seeing a bright light
streak across the sky. E.T. returnng
for a visit? No, just a fireball meteor.
A fireball meteor, such as the one
spotted zooming across the city's nor-
rnally peaceful skies, is a slow-moving,
nusually bright meteor. It's so slow, it
can travel across the heavens for four
to five seconds, according to Eric
-Blumenthal, an Ann Arbor amateur
astronomer. This particular meteor
was bright blue and green, he said, with
orange sparks flying from its tail.
AND BECAUSE the meteor was
about half as bright as the moon, a lot of
people noticed its 9:30 p.m. "flash" ap-
"I thought it was some kind of
fireworks," said Chris Harris, who saw
the meteor at his home near Briarwood.
"It was just a red spot that suddenly
appeared, and then it was gone," said
University student Pat Douglas, who
was in the Arboretum taking pictures of
-the stars for his photography class.

Mike French, an Ann Arbor
.firefighter, was looking out the fire
station window when he saw a huge
"fireball," headed north.
"It was yellow-orange. I thought it
was fireworks," he said. "It was a
distinguishable round object. It wasn't
small, this thing was actually roun-
THE FIREBALL was seen in four
states, according to Jim Loudon, staff
astronomer at the University Exhibit
Museum. The spectacle so impressed
J.P. McCarthy of WJR radio in Detroit
that he asked Loudon to talk about the
phenomena on his Wednesday morning
show. More than 300 people called in
saying they, too, had spotted the
A meteor is a piece of rock, usually
from a comet, which burns when it en-
ters the earth's atmosphere to create a
brief, brilliant flash. Although
Tuesday's meteor seemed to hit the
ground over the horizon, Loudon said
there is little chance this happened.
See AREA, Page 2

University administrators will ask
the Regents this week to request an ex-
tra $17.6 million in state aid to fight in-
flation, and an additional $25 million
which they say Lansing owes because
of steadily decreasing appropriations.
At their monthly meeting today and
tomorrow, the Regents also will vote on
a plan to establish a Center for
Molecular Genetics, and on a proposal
to close the Institute for the Study of
Mental Retardation and Related
THE REQUEST for additional aid,
drafted by Vice President for Academic
Affairs Billy Frye, asks for $17.6
million to make up for inflation and to
help the University hold down tuition.
Beyond the $17.6 million, ad-
ministrators are asking for $25 million
to fill University coffers they claim
have been emptied by declining state
aid. In the request, Frye suggests the
state pay the $25 million over three
years, starting with a $10 million in-
stallment next year.
Frye says the $25 million represents
only a fraction of a $60 million total
caused by declining state aid. The rest
of the $60 million "deficit" would be
handled through a combination of
budget cuts within the University and
increased private donations, accor-
ding to the request.
THE MONEY is needed to keep
tuition in control, boost financial aid
programs, improve University
salaries, and help finance capital main-
tenance projects, Frye said.

... state must share burden
Approval of the request would bring
the University's total share of the
state's financial pie to $320.5 million, or
$27.6 million more than it was this year.
The Regents will also vote today on a
plan to establish a Center for Molecular
Genetics. Planners of the center say it
probably would place the University
among the top 10 schools in the nation in
areas such as DNA research.
THE PROPOSED center would coor-
dinate the efforts of the 40 faculty
members currently working on
niolecular genetics research, bring in
"name" researchers, and seek out fun-
ds from corporations and the state.
The proposal does not specify any
See REGENTS, Page 5

ents were treated to sights much like this fireball meteor Tuesday


Singing praises
MICHIGAN IS NOT only going to blow away
Ohio State on the playing field this weekend,
they also have the opportunity to drown out
their Men's Glee Club in the concert hall. The
University Men's Glee Club will be appearing with OSU's
club in OSU's Mershon Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., Friday.
Tickets can be reserved by phoning the Mershon

estimated 16 to 18 million pitting themselves against the
mighty weed-will be won by only about 4.5 million of the
starters, if last year's Smokeout record is to be repeated.
The Cancer Society said sucking lemon drops, munching
pumpkin seeds, apple slices, sunflower seeds, carrot sticks,
unbuttered popcorn can help the valiant to weather with-
drawal symptoms-jitters, increased anxiety and
aggression, to name just three. Some 1.5 million will be
wearing red plastic bands passed out by the Cancer Society.
"Every time you feel like smokin', snap this instead," says
actor Larry Hagman, Smokeout chairman, on a Smokeout
television commercial. F

reveal the type of tree involved, NOAA offficials said. But
they did say that the trees grow in the Canadian province of
Alberta. Dust serving as nuclei for snowflakes increases
snow formation, and dust from these particular trees ap-
pear to make the most efficient nuclei. In addition, these
dust nuclei allow snow crystals to form at much higher
temperatures than usual, according to the weather experts.
In commercial snow-making operations, for example,
water sprays must be cooled to nearly zero degrees
Fahrenheit before snow will form. But Schnell found that
introducing dust from the leaves of. these trees allowed
crystals to form nearly up to 32 degrees. That could save a

Also on this date in history:
* 1920 - The junior literary society on campus headed a
drive to collect funds to be given to needy European college
students. In a letter to the head of the organization, former
food administrator Herbert Hoover described the "general
spirit of h9pelessness and the terrible physical sufferings of
the student classes in the central European countries."
* 1954 -- Novelist John Dos Passos spoke at Hill
Auditorium and told students that the problem facing their
generation was to adapt their institutions to a rapidly
changing industrial world and still perserve individual





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