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Ninety-Three Years
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Vol. XCII, No. 107 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor Michigan-Wednesday, February 9, 1983 Ten Cents Eight Pages

'U'faculty
roposes
uclear
war crisis
conference
By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Although some may believe it is only
political fad, University faculty
members are joining a growing number
of colleges across the nation devoting
study to the threat of nuclear war.
Instructors from various areas of the
University have been meeting for the
last eighteen months as part of a
faculty arms control seminar to discuss
the issues surrounding nuclear
weaponry.
OTHER FACULTY members,
who have formed an Office of Inter-
national Peace and Security Research,
hope to stage a symposium later on this
year which would produce a book
summarizing existing knowledge about
the international crises which might
lead to full-scale nuclear war.
These efforts and others follow in the
footsteps of instructors from major
universities across the nation, in-
cluding the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Harvard University.
According to Dr. Kosta Tsipis, a
physics professor at MIT, the trend
toward forming faculty arms control
groups is getting more and more
popular. MIT's faculty disarmament
study group was founded in the spring
of 1981, just months before Michigan's
own seminar was conceived.
FACULTY members and students at
Harvard University also have
established a similar group to study
arms control issues on a regular basis.
However, the University's
faculty group is taking things one step
further than its eastern counterparts.
Members have formed a separate Of-
fice of International Peace and Security
Research held coordinate the study of
nuclear arms issues on campus.
According to the office's co-director,
Political. Science Prof. Harold Jacob-
son, "solutions" to arms control will
only be developed through an inter-
disciplinary approach.
ALTHOUGH no administrators par-
ticipate ' in the monthly seminar,
See PROFS, Page 3

Panel s
Sharon

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From AP and UPI
An Israeli commission demanded
yesterday that Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon quit or be fired because of the
Beirut massacre of Palestinian
refugees. The Israeli Cabinet backed
the commission's findings.
"It is impossible to justify the defense
minister's disregard of the danger of a
massacre," the Israeli panel said in
criticizing Sharon's decision to allow
Christian militiamen to enter the
Chatila and Sabra camps where they
slaughtered hundreds of refugees Sept.
16-18.
Sharon informed Begin and the
Cabinet of his order about 90 minutes
after the militiamen, known as
Phalangists, were inside.
The panel's explosive report, which
also rebuked Prime Minister
Menachem Begin, rocked Israel's
political. structure and touched off
speculation about early elections at a
time when U.S. pressure is mounting
for Israeli concessions toward a Middle
East peace.
Begin and his Cabinet met for two
hours yesterday without a decision on
Sharon's status, and scheduled another
meeting for today.
The commission's 108-page report
faulted Prime Minister Menachem
Begin for indifference to Sharon's ac-
tions anid Foreign Minister Yitzhakj
Shamir for ignoring a warning the
killings were underway, but did not ask
for the removal of either of those men.
ISRAEL BEARS "indirect respon-
sibility" for the massacre, the com-
mission said.

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Summer haven? AP Photo
The 70 inches of snow that fell on this Arizona mountaintop stunned resident Michael Stanley's Volkswagen into posing
as a snowdrift Monday. Perhaps Stanley would have done better to leave the car and work on renaming his town, Sum-
merhaven.
Neo-Nazi group plans
to rally in Ann Arbor

Sharon
... blamed for Beirut massacre

Along with Sharon, the commission
said Maj. Gen. Yehoshua Saguy, the
chief of military intelligence, should
resign, and that former Beirut area
commander Amos Yaron be kept from
field command for three years.
ThegCabinet held a two-hour
emergency session after the findings
were relased and afterward the gover-
nment press office said "almost all the
ministers, including Sharon, tended to
favor acceptance" of the commission's
recommendations.
SHARON WAS among the first to
leave the cabinet meeting but made no
comment to reporters. A second
See PANEL, Page 2

By SCOTT KASHKIN
The neo-Nazi group whose demon-
stration in Ann Arbor last March
provoked a minor riot is planning to
rally here again next month.,
The S.S. Action Group, based in
Westland, has written the Ann Arbor
City Council to ask for its cooperation in
staging a "White Power" r'ally at City
Hall on March 20.
"AS ALWAYS, we will be unarmed
and conduct ourselves in an orderly
fashion," the letter said. "Let us all
work together so that all those concer-

ned will not have their civil rights of
free speech violated."
On the same date last year, group
members clad in Nazi-style uniforms
staged an "anti-communist" rally,
which was met by 1,500 counter-demon-
strators. Police had to-*scue the group
members after the crowd forced them
against the Federal Building on East
Liberty Street and assailed them with
rocks and posts from picket signs.
Another group of demonstrators,
organized by the Jewish Community
Council of Washtenaw County and the
Interfaith Council for Peace, held a

more sedate gathering at the Federal
Building one hour before the neo-Nazi
group's rally.
WHILE COUNCIL members did not
publicly discuss the letter at their
meeting last Monday and have no plans
to talk about it at future meetings, some
council members have expressed con-
cern about the group's plans to rally.
Councilmember Lowell Peterson (D-
First Ward) said that the group does
not need the council's permission to
rally, and probably wrote the council
See NEO-NAZI, Page 3

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MSA reflects on performance

By LAURIE DELATER
Members of -the Michigan Student
assembly did some serious soul-
searching last night in an attempt to
examine internal as well as external
problems plaguing them.
MSA President Amy Moore began an
unscheduled discussion expressing
concern over what she described as a
"thoroughly disappointing" at-
mosphere at recent meetings, and
asked each assembly member to share
his or her impressions of the group's at-
titude.
SEVERAL members said the issues the

assembly addresses do not represent
the major interests of their constituen-
ts.
Beth Reardon, who represents the
School of Library Science, said her
colleagues are primarily concerned
with finding a good job once they
graduate and that they see the Univer-
sity as a "stopover" rather than a place
to become involved in political issues.
Bob Zahm, engineering represen-
tative, suggested the assembly direct
its efforts toward programs which
directly affect students, such as finan-
cial aid.
BUT A FEW contended that the

problem lies in understanding and
drawing in their constituents. "I don't
know who my constituents are," said
Vicki Shapiro, graduate student.
Zahm and medical student Karl
Edelmann said they believe the assem-
bly should be a constructive body. They
cited past MSA resolutions which
criticized the admnistration's plans as
a reason for the negative attitude other
students have toward MSA.
The need to represent the entire
student body is imperative, members
said, and in order to do this, they called
for a new effort to work together.

Moore
... expresses disappointment

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Residents

propose
kosher co-op
at Oxford

By JACKIE YOUNG
Oxford housing will provide students with a kosher
co-op if a preliminary proposal gets the go-ahead
from University housing officials and Oxford residen-
ts.
Geoff Beckman, an LSA junior who is president of
the five-member student committee assigned to
study student opinion on the proposal, said the idea
for the kosher co-op has been circulating for a few
years.
But this year, University housing decided to act on
the proposal to provide a place where Jewish studen-
ts or anyone else following a kosher diet could live.
Beckman estimates the special diet would cost about
25 percent more than regular Oxford housing.

BECKMAN SAID that Oxford was chosen because,
with its high vacancy rate, it has the room to ac-
comodate more students and has a convenient
building setup. Three houses in Oxford are being con-
sidered, but Beckman said that Noble house presents
the fewest security problems - its kitchen is better
protected from strangers - and would be easiest to
remodel.
Rabbi Rod Glogower, who consulted with Oxford
building director Diana Wilson to formulate the
proposal, said that many Jewish students decide not
to attend the University "for food reasons."
"I know of many Jewish students who are suffering
from this (unavailability of kosher food). I know of
See KOSHER, Page 2

Daily Photo by RENEE FREIER

Hang in there, baby

After an unseasonably warm January, winter's icicles have finally arrived
in Ann Arbor, as seen on these steps at the corner of State and Huron.

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TODAY-
House divided
A MAN WHO CUT his house in half to protest his
wife's divorce settlement request has been jailed
for contempt of court. Virgil Everhart, of Green-
ville, Ky., was jailed Monday for failure to pay
maintenance and child support to his estranged wife,
Janice. The judge said Everhart will remain in jail until he
''purges himself'' and makes the payments of $420.
Everhart began cutting his house in half in mid-January to
nrot a temnnrarv settlement rnasted by anie

the surprise inside her box of Cracker Jocks. Instead of aE
plastic whistle or some other small prize, the box contained
a pamphlet entitled "Erotic Sexual Positions from Around
the World." The child's grandmother, who was present
when the box was opened, recalled the girl saying, "Wow,
look at this!" A spokeswoman for Borden, Inc., which
distributes the candy, said several similar pamphlets had
turned up recently in Cracker Jacks boxes. Betty Garrett
of the company's Columbus office said officials had deter-
mined the booklets were put into the boxes during produc-
tion in Chicago. She said pranksters with "a sick sense of

hours in jail for failure to buy licenses for his pets, said last
week that the dog licensing laws were discriminatory and
unfair because only dog owners have to pay the fees which
are used to operate animal shelters. "I'm just gonna wait
until they cite me again, then maybe I'll file a civil suit.
Why doesn't everybody have to pay to operate the
shelters?" he said. "If they keep messing with me, I hope
the legislature takes a look at this." Folk also rejected the
rabies vaccination argument used by county officials,
saying that, if rabies was a threat, they should begin vac-
cinating cats and all warm-blooded animals. Folk said he

" 1972-University women attacked the University's at-
tempts to end eiscriminatory practices, calling them
"cosmetic attempts."
" 1971-Demonstrations were held on major college cam-
puses across the country, including Michigan, in a national
day of protest against the American supported invasion of
Laos.
" 1968-The Big Ten launched an investigation into
alleged code violations by University athletes.

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