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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 18, 1983-Page T

Draft dodger ex
be first prosecute

From United Press International
A college student who feels Christians
should not support the military - and is
willing to go to jail for that belief - ex-
pects to become the first Michigan man
prosecuted by federal officials for
failing to register for the draft.
A new Detroit group, Draft Resisters
Defense Committee, claims
prosecution of Dan Rutt is "imminent"
and says he would be the first person in
Michigan charged under the new draft
registration law.
THE COMMITTEE plans to help Rutt
and others like him.
"I'm a Christian," said the 21-year-
Council puts
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were out purely for political ends, we
never would have touched it (the
marijuana issue) with a ten-foot pole,"
Chesbrough said.
"The majority of the people who voted
on this law in 1974 are no longer
residents of Ann Arbor," said Belcher,
adding "there are many people who say
that marijuana is an intoxicant and that
there should be regulations on its use."
ALTHOUGH A majority of voters is
needed to repeal the $5 fine for
possession, it is up to City Council to
come up with an alternate ordinance
with which to replace it.
The ordinance will probably be faced
with many amendment attempts by the
Democratic caucus, who feel strongly

old biology major at Hope College in
Holland. "I believe Christians should
not participate in the military or
cooperate with the military in any
way."
Rutt added, "The message of
Christianity" is forgiveness. Draft
registration implies that we either now
have enemies that we will not forgive or
that we will in the future have enemies
that we will not forgive.
RUTT WAS supposed to register for
the draft in 1980. Following his refusal,
he wrote letters to federal officials, in-
cluding President Reagan and the
Selective Service, explaining his op-
position to the controversial process.

cpects to
d in state
Both Rutt and his American Civil
Liberties Union Attorney James Laf-'
ferty believe he has been singled out by
the government.
"It is clear that the federal gover-
nment . .. intends to continue r
prosecuting public resisters such as
Dan Rutt," Lafferty said. "By
prosecuting these public resisters,)
Washington hopes to intimidate the
over one million men who have decided
not to register."
Rutt said his family, friends and
church have supported his action.
"A lot of people have come up to me
and said 'I support you in my prayers-
and that sort of thing," he said.

Photo by Paul Engstrom

Afternoon debris

A tow truck stands ready to take this car away as a worker sweeps up debris from a two car accident on Observatory
late yesterday afternoon.
Officials say nuked water safe

pot law on A
that marijuana users should not be
faced with either a possible jail senten-
ce or a large fine.
Edward Domino, a professor at the
University's medical school and
marijuana researcher for 25 years, told
the council that any replacement law
that results in strict penalties will be
harmful to youth. He called the
replacement proposal "clearly ex-
cessive. Smoking small amounts of
marijuana is no big deal," Domino
said.
ANOTHER speaker, Bernard Van't
Hul, a University English professor,
said he did not wantgto seehthe citizens
of Ann Arbor subject to "feckless state
law."
If the voters reject the $5 law in April,
an ordinance will be inserted in its

pril ballot
stead. The precise wording of the
replacement ordinance will be worked
out by council before April.
IN OTHER action last night, Council
voted doyvn a proposal that would have.
placed on the ballot a proposal td-
establish Ann Arbor as a "nuclear-free:
zone.''
If passed, the proposal would have,,
expressed the city's disapproval of the
manufacture, transportation, and
deployment of nuclear weapons.
Lowell Peterson said he was disai-,
pointed the motion did not pass.*
"We've got to take nuclear weapons out
of the hands of the people who have lost
their sense."

ATHENS, Ala. (UPI) - Reactor
technicians tried yesterday to learn
why a cooling system malfunction at
the nation's largest nuclear plant dum-
ped 208,000 gallons of radioactive water
into the Tennessee River, prompting a
10-hour alert.
The water leaked out of a coolant pipe
t the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant at
the rate of 500 gallons a minute on two
separate occasions within a nine-hour
Speriod Sunday, TVA spokesman Alan
Carmichael said.
TVA OFFICIALS said the radioactive
water was diluted quickly in the river
and the drinking water of communities
downstream was not contaminated.
The site alert, the second most
serious event in a four-step emergency
program, lasted 10 hours as TVA of-
ficials cooled the reactor core with a
reserve coolant system.
"THE EXPOSURE to a person
drinking river water downstream from
the plant was calculated to be less than
1 millirem per hour," said Jim Coffey,
director of TVA's center in Chat-

It seems like every time TVA makes a
mistake, they say there is no danger to the
public. I don't really trust them.'
- Florence, Ala. resident
Nancy Muse

Daily staff writer Jackie
filed a reportfor this story.

Young

tanooga, Tenn.
"By comparison, a person making a
cross-country air flight typically is ex-
posed to four or five millirems."
But some residents were not convin-
ced of the river's safety.
"I FIND any anount of radioactivity
into the river unacceptable because of
the cumulative effect of radioactivity,"
said Nancy Muse, who has protested
the plant in the past.
"It seems like every time TVA makes
a mistake, they say there is no danger
to the public. I don't really trust them.".

"It's a little frightening to me that
things like this are easily dumped into
the river, or get there by accident, or
whatever," said Muse, who lives in
Florence, Ala., 20 miles downstream
from Browns Ferry.
The site alert was canceled when part
of the cooling system was returned to
service at 8:17 p.m. EST Sunday. No
evacuation was necessary, but area
residents flooded regional Civil Defense
offices with calls asking if they should
flee.

NR students and aculty
sa review harm done
(Continued from Page 1)

of review doesn't do the school's
reputation any good," but added that
the only alternative to a public study
was a secretive process, in which many
of those affected would not know a
Review was coming.
Speakers also criticizes tfle review
subcommittee's handling of its report.
"We were reviewed by individuals who
were not our peers," said Michael
Lesnick, a doctoral candidate.
PROF. CONSTANCE Boris added,
"The report (showed) a serious lack of
understanding of the school." She cited
"unsupported assertions" and "a lack

of analysis" in the subcommittee's
study.
Boris also pointe dout inconsistencies
between the text of the report and its
recommendations. "It's only the staple
that holds them together."
Several speakers noted that although
the reviewers had been invited many
times to visit classes at the school, they
had declined to do so.
"I really doubt any of you would
make the decisions you make every day
...without getting as much infor-
ination as you can," graduate student
Jim Shackleford told the officers.

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Publishers protest sale of free texts

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solicited.
In his 15 years in the book business,
Foster said, he has encountered only
one case where a professor was
"abusing the system"; she would
request complimentary copies from
publishers for the sole purpose of
selling them to bookstores.
"I don't think it's ethical for a
professor to request a book and then
sell it," Foster said. But he maintained
faculty members have every right to
dispose of unsolicited material in any
way they see fit.
FOSTER SAID it is impossible to
know whether a certain book was or
was not solicited by a professor.
"If they've got them (complimentary
copies) in their hands, and they've got
them for sale, I'll buy them," he said.
On an average $20 book, he reasons,
the professor realizes a profit of about
$10, the bookstore 'gets $5; and the
student receives a savings of only $5.
Owca uses these figures to prove
student savings are not a bookseller's
primary interest in marketing the
complimentary copies.
OWCA SAID the vast majority of

professors probably don't sell their
complimentary copies - "If they did,
the publishers would be bankrupt" -
but he said a very small minority do
abuse the system to the detriment of
everyone else involved.
He is especially apprehensive of
used-book wholesalers who, he says,
have begun using increasingly
aggressive tactics to buy promotional
copies.
Their ability to buy books over a
large geographic area and then sell
them in one specific market undemines
the publisher's ability to compete effec-
tively with its own copies of the same
book in that market.
Ulrich's policy on purchasing the
complimentary volumes in typical of
the major book retailers in the city.
Like Ulrich's, the University Cellar and
Follett's buy promotional copies for
approximately 50 percent of a book's
regular list price, then resell it at a
discount of about 25 percent - the iden-
tical treatment used books get.
"(The policy) saves the student a lot
of money by putting another used book
on the market instead of a new one,''
said a book buyer for the University
Cellar.

THAT'S WHAT bothers officials in
the publishing industry. Sales of com-
plimentary copies of texts result in
savings for individual students, in-
dustry representatives say, but the
practice takes money out of most stud-
ents' pockets in the form of higher book
prices.
Bob Owca, division manager of Har-
per and Row in Chicago, questions the
value of the benefits reaped by those
students who have the good fortune of
finding such a book.
Any solution to this dispute will have
- to be reached without the assistance of
'University administrators. Peter
Steiner, LSA dean, states flatly, "The
-college does not have a policy on the
matter, nor do I think it is necessary to
have one. It is strictly a matter between
the publishers and the retailers."
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LS&A SCHOLARSHIP
LSA Scholarship applications for Spring-Sum-
mer 1983 and Fall-Winter 1983-84 will be avail-
able in 1221 Angell Hall beginning January 14.
To qualify for scholarship consideration, a student must be an
LSA undergraduate and have completed one full term in LSA.
Sophomores must have a U of M grade point of 3.7 or
better and Juniors and Seniors must have a GPA of at least
3.6. The awards are based on financial need and on academic
merit. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO
1221 ANGELL HALL BY FEBRUARY 11.

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HOUSING DIVISION
RESIDENT STAFF APPLICATION FORMS
FOR 1983-84 ACADEMIC YEAR
Available Starting January 24, 1983 for Reapplying Staff
Available Starting February 4, 1983 for New Applicants
In Housing Office, 1500 S.A.B.
POSITIONS INCLUDE: Resident Director, Assistant Resident
Director, Resident Advisor, Head
Librarian, Resident Fellow, Minority
Peer Advisors and Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
Advisory positions require the completion of a minimum of 48 undergraduate credit hours
toward program by the end of the Spring Term 1983 for the Resident Fellows in Residential
College, Resident Advisor and Minority Peer Advisor positions: Graduate status for Graduate
Student Teaching Assistant in Pilot Program, Head Librarian, and Resident Director positions.
However, qualified undergraduate applicants may be considered for the Resident Director
positions.
QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Must be a registered U of M student on the Ann Arbor
Campus during the period of employment. (2) Must have completed a minimum
of four terms or equivalent and 48 undergraduate credit hours toward program
by the end of the Spring Term 1983. (3) Undergraduate applicants must have at
least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average in the school or college in which
they are enrolled by the end of the Spring Term 1983. Graduate applicants
must be in good academic standing in the school or college in which they are
enrolled by the end of the Spring Term 1983. (4) Proof of these eligibility

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