: - -.9 -
from the faculty
See EDITORIAL, Page 4
Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom
Cloudy today, with a chance of
light snow, high in the mid 30s. It
will become colder tonight, with a
high in the teens and a possibility
of more snow flurries.
0 Vol. XCIII, No. 74
Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 8, 1982
By ROB FRANK
The Michigan Student Assembly last
night voted not to endorse a newly
prepared set of guidelines for student
conduct at the University. The decision
followed over a half hour of debate by
the assembly, during which several
members argued that normal
procedures are sufficient to punish
student lawbreakers and that ad-
ditional guidelines were unnecessary.
"It seems like we're setting up a
* quasijudiciary body," said Barry
Rudofsky, a representative from the
law school. "(Students) should be
responsible to society. The University
should not be a mother or father to
THE NEW policy was prepared by a
University committee in an attempt to
See MSA, Page 2
After the deluge
The swollen waters of the Meramec River nearly cover the street signs in Arnold, Mo. yesterday, as rescue workers
kept an eye on flooded trailers and cars. The storms have been blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people in the
New city chief receives praise
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The House, in a
dramatic 245-176 vote, yesterday
refused to give President Reagan the
nearly $1 billion he wants to start
production of the MX missile.
The vote marked a personal defeat
for Reagan, who had led an intensive
administration lobbying campaign to
keep the production money intact.
Fifty of Reagan's fellow Republicans
joined 195 Democrats to give the MX
opponents their majority. The minority
consisted of 138 Republicans and 38
ARRAYED against Reagan on the
MX issue were advocates, of a U.S.-
Soviet nuclear freeze and members
who contended that the MX was a good
place to make budget economies since
Congress has not yet decided whether
its program to base the missiles will
During the intense White House lob-
bying effort that preceded the vote,
Reagan said a field of 100 MXs -
renamed "Peacekeeper" - is an "ab-
solute necessity" for his defense
buildup and to keep pressure on the
Soviets to negotiate a new arms control
Calling the outcome "a grave
mistake," Reagan-said congressmen
who voted against the MX were "sleep-
walking into the future." He said there
was still time to reverse the House
decision, and he pledged to take his
case to the people to rally support for
AMID SIMILAR predictions by some
of his allies, Rep. Joseph Addabbo, (D-
N.Y.), the chief MX opponent,
criticized the weapons program as an
example of wasteful military spending.
I don't think we have to fund every
expensive toy that the admirals,
generals and contractors want," said
Addabbo, sponsor of the motion to cut
But Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.) and
other administration supporters main-
tained that the nation could not afford
to delay modernizing its strategic ar-
senal in the face of a huge Soviet arms
THE DEFENSE Department
withheld any official comment.
However, a Pentagon legislative
strategist said, "We don't feel the battle
The analyst, who asked not to be iden-
tified, added, "We intend to continue to
work the problem on the Senate side."
This was a clear indication the Reagan
administration was banking its hopes
for winning approval in the Republican-
controlled Senate and then in a sub-
sequent House-Senate conference.
And both sides on Tuesday's House
vote agreed that the decision was not
the end for the weapon President
Reagan says is central to modernizing
See HOUSE, Page 3
By JACKIE YOUNG
Scorning a $25,000 national search like the one that
made Terry Sprenkel Ann Arbor's city administrator
three years ago, City Council Monday night gave Ac-
ting City Administrator Godfrey "Tom" Collins the
city's top administrative job.
Although some Democratic councilmembers had
called for a consistent way to search for ad-
ministrators, none of the candidates from the last
search matched the qualifications of Collins, accor-
ding to Edward Hood (R-Fourth Ward).'
"HE IS eminently well-qualified, experienced ...
bright, well-educated, has a strong financial
background, is smart and competent, and he doesn't
get entangled in political controversies," Hood said.
The previous administrator, Terry Sprenkel, was
fired last May in a shroud of controversy. Coun-
cilmembers and other city officials have declined
comment about the situation.
Collins has been working with the city since July,
1978 whenhhe was assistant city administrator. When
then-administrator Sylvester Murray left for another
position in Cincinnati, Collins served as acting ad-
ministrator until Sprenkel was appointed.
COLLINS THEN worked under Sprenkel in city
engineering services until Sprenkel was fired. He has
also been actively involved with Ann Arbor's Down-
town Development Authority.
Before coming to Ann Arbor, Collins had worked as
the city manager of Coldwater, Michigan.
"The city administrator is the most important per-
son" in the city, said Leslie Morris (D-Second Ward).
The city department heads must all report to him as
well as to the council, Morris explained. "This is a
weak-mayor city. The mayor is basically a han-
dshaker," she said.
LOWELL PETERSON (D-First Ward) said of
Collins, "Our (city council's) experience with him so
far is impressive. He's even-handed, gets along well
with his co-workers, is open to working with people,
and has a good working style."
Louis Velker (R-Fifth Ward) agreed. "I think he
was an ideal choice," he said. Councilmember James
Blow (R-Second Ward) said, "He's (Collins) done an
excellent job as an interim city administrator."
Mayor Louis Belcher was unavailable for comment
on the appointment.
Collins said in the future, he hopes "to review the
overall organization of city government and to make
recommendations in order to more efficiently do the
job." He also said he hopes to analyze the duties of his
office more closely.
Civil rights panel blasts Reagan
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights denounced
the Reagan administration's education
policies yesterday, charging that its
opposition to busing for integration and
its efforts to make cuts in aid could
return separate and unequal public
schools for minorities.
In a separate report, the six-member
panel criticized President Reagan's
largely unsuccessful effort to cut more
than $4 billion from aid to schools and
college students in fiscal 1983. It said
the cuts would "undermine the fragile
gains made by the least privileged in
IN THE 54-page statement on school
d student ai
desegregatin, the independent com-
mission accused the Justice Depar-
tment of opposing "the most effective
remedy for desegregating the public
schools - the mandatory reassignment
of students - and the most effective
tool for implementing this remedy -
student transportation. . . "
It charged that the Justice Depar-
tment, by supporting "voluntary
methods of desegregation which over
time have proved ineffective, would
have the nation return to pre-1954 stan-
dards . . . and revert to the separate-
and-unequal blot that has stained our
nation's credo of equal justice under
"The Justice Department is ob-
structing our national policy to achieve
school desegregation," commissioner
Murray Saltzman, a Baltimore rabbi,
said at a news conference.
COMMENTING on the report, deputy
White House press secretary Larry
Speakes said: "The stated policy of
this administration is to achieve in-
tegration, but we do not think busing is
the way to achieve it."
Speakes also said the administration
had tailored its cuts in aid to college
students so that students from families
with incomes of less than $12,000 ac-
tually would get larger grants.
By SHARON SILBAR
"It is the policy of the University
of Michigan that no person, on the
basis of race, sex, color, religion,
national origin or ancestry, age,
marital status, handicap, or Viet-
nam-era veteran status, shall be
discriminated against in em-
ployment, educational programs
and activities, or admissions."
If the ten people who work with
Lesbian and Gay Rights on Campus
(LaGROC) have their way, the above
quote will soon read a little differently.
LAGROC IS an organization working
toward an amendment of University
by-laws to include a non-discrimination
clause based on sexual orientation. Ac-
See GAYS, Page 3
the man who fired the shot.
From AP and UPI "It may well be, as horrible as it is to
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The death of contemplate, that the state of Texas
the first U.S. inmate executed by lethal executed the wrong man," said
injection was praised yesterday as a Strickland, who failed to persuade the
"hope for victims" by the mother of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to
n &man he allegedly killed. But Jack give a 60-day reprieve to Brooks.
Strickland, the former prosecutor who Brooks was convicted of killing David
originally sought the death sentence, Gregory, 26, a mechanic at a Fort Wor-
said the state may have killed the th used-car lot. Brooks and Woody
e wrong man. Loudres, 38, kidnapped Gregory while
h e beenthey were test driving a car. He was
Strickland, who convinced jurors to taken to a motel, his hands and feet
give Charlie Brooks Jr. the death were bound, and he was shot once in the
penalty, said on ABC's "Good Morning head.
in n o c e n t America" show that he now believes Loudres, 38, also was convicted and
the state never will know if it executed See EXECUTED, Page 2
Down the Shute Doily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Workers ingeniously rig up a chain of trash barrels to guide the remains of
several torn down walls in the West Engineering Building. The building is
currently undergoing renovation.
Cooking to survive
YOU MOVED out of the dormitory and into
your own apartment. Now you've got your own
own room, no more quiet hours, and no more
awful dorm food. The one thing you didn't count
on is that your roommate's Spain Casserole - his favorite
dish - is worse thanaanything the cooks at South Quad
could ever dream of. So it's MacDonald's or starvation. But
wait, there's still hope. To help fight the problems of
Student Government. There will be 5,000 free copies
distributed throughout the Diag, local stores, and apar-
A TAME rooster that had become the mascot for the
headquarters of the Humane Society of Greater
Miami has disappeared, and officials fear the worst.
"We're really concerned," Director Kenneth McGovern
said last Thursday. "becase it was iust before
Advice from Santa
LOOKING FOR the perfect gift for that special
someone? Take some advice from Santa. The
Briarwood Mall Santa Claus reports that almost
two-thirds of the children he meets ask for Barbie
dolls. Said Kringle, "I'll tell you, I wish I owned
some stock in the (Barbie) company." Other much
requested gifts are E.T. dolls, Dukes of Hazzard cars and
dolls, and Strawberry Shortcake paraphernalia. Most sur-
prising is the low number of requests for video and elec-
Also on this date in history:
" 1916-The Hoover Steel Ball company of Ann Arbor was
forced to shut down after 140 women went on strike deman-
ding a 4¢ an hour raise.
* 1953-Members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity found
a pregnant goat named Reginald chained to their bathroom
s 1973-Members of the Gay Awareness Women's Kollec-
tive filed complaints with the Ann Arbor Human Rights
Department against the Rubyiat charging it with
discrimination against gay women.