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Ninety-Three Years
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Vol. XCIII, No. 108 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, February 10, 1983 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Carter,

Ford

head

policy

conference

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Former President Jimmy Carter makes a point during yesterday's formed Domestic Policy Association's conference at the Gerald Ford
news conference as other former president Gerald Ford looks on. The Presidential Library on North Campus.,
two former nresidents are in Ann Arbor as co-chairmen of the newly
Past presidents entertain
and advise policy makers

By GLEN YOUNG
Former Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter came together yesterday at
the University's Gerald Ford Presidential
Library for the inaugural conference of a
newly formed group devoted to increasing
the public's involvement in government
decision-making.
The two have not appeared together sin-
ce they attended the funeral of Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat in October 1981.
The conference was formed to discuss
social security, jobs, productivity, and in-
flation. Though each issue was raised at
yesterdays sessions, no solutions were
proposed, except to work at educating the
public so they will be more able to help
make decisions.
THE DOMESTIC Policy Association has
sponsored local town forums throughout
the country over the past year, and this
week's conference is a culmination of the
smaller meetings.
"The aim of the Domestic Policy
Association is to generate public
discussion of major issues throughout the
country," Ford told a mid-morning press
conference. "The aim is not to come to any
concensus on the topics, "but to air dif-
fering views, and let the people know there
are possible solutions, though they may
not be their own," he said.
Carter said the public can become more
involved in determining policy and he
agreed the policy conference was the place
to start. "If people can learn more this
time, it can lead to a strengthening of the
democratic process," Carter said.
AT THE PRESS briefing, Ford and Car-
ter said the Reagan administration is not
taking the best road to economic recovery.
Ford said he agreed with strengthening
rthe defense department but added, "we

can do the same job by buying the same
package in six years instead of five
years." Ford also said growth of domestic
programs should continue to be held in
check, and that federal tax indexing
should be rescinded.
Carter agreed. "Reagan doesn't realize
the enormity of this deficit; it could
possibly absorb 60 percent of all lending
capital in the country," Carter said.
The two former presidents used the
nation's economic problems to focus on the
theme of the conference. How the public
can become more educated about
domestic policies.
"Personal experiences of individuals,
such as college students and small
businessmen, are the perfect place to
learn about (economic trouble)," Carter
said. But Ford said the solution is not so
easy. "It's hard enough to educate the
people about the national economy, but we
have to educate people on the in-
terrelatedness of economy on a global
scale," Ford said.
DAVID MATHEWS, Ford's secretary
of Health, Education and Welfare and
president of the Kettering Foundation, the
chief supporter of the group, said the
association "wants to find better ways to
get across the gap between the public and
policy makers. The language of the policy
world is technical, the language of the
public is grocery bills and doctors visits.
This conference allows us to begin to
bridge that gap," Matthews said.
Daniel Yankelovich, a national pollster,
said the public feels left out of the policy
making process. "As matters stand today,
there is little public input into issues such
See CARTER, Page 2

By SHARON SILBAR
After a long day of policy meetings and press
conferences, former Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter addressed over two hundred din-
ner guests at the Michigan League ballroom last
night, reflecting on their presidencies, their
current occupations, and their plans for the
future.
Ford, hobbling on crutches, quipped tha his
golf game has improved since he's left the Oval
Office. "I'm hitting fewer people," he said:
THE FORMER Michigan alumnus shared

with the attentive audience some of the
privileges of being a former president. "For
example," he said, "you can selectively
remember what you choose to remember, and
you can selectively forget what you choose to
forget."
"I don't ever remember saying anything bad
about Jimmy Carter," he said with a grin.
After crediting Carter with his successful han-
dling of difficult issues of national interest, such
as the renegotiation of the Panama Canal
treaties, the normalization of relations with

China, and the Camp David accords, Ford in-
troduced the slim and healthy-looking Carter.
THE THEME of Carter's speech coincided
with the topic of the conference that has brought
the former presidents to Ann Arbor: the in-
volvement of the public in public policy making.
"I think that this particular forum will prove
that the education of the public - of a knowing
public - is a crucial element of the strength of
our government," he said.
See FORD, Page 2

1j assaere panel's report'
9 1W 1*

Major Events
director fired

stirs Israeli

cabinet

From AP and UPI reports
JERUSALEM - Members of the
Israeli commission that investigated
the Beirut massacre believe between
700 and 800 Palestinians were killed in
the two-day bloodbath.
But the panel added that no one
knows for certain how many died in the
massacre, blamed on Christian
Phalangist militiamen.
The commission says Israeli secret
agents failed to heed the warnings cf
military intelligence and wrongly

believed that Lebanese Christian
militiamen could be sent into Palestinian
refugee camps without committing
atrocities.
THE DISCLOSURES point not only to
a split between the two Israeli in-
telligence services, but to blunders and
incompetence that belie the legend of
the Israeli spy agency, Mossad.
The Israeli Cabinet met yesterday to
decide the fate of Defense Minister
Ariel Sharon but postponed its decision
for a day to permit two generals
criticized by the Beirut massacre
commission to plead for their careers.

THE TWO officers are Maj. Gen.
Yehoshua Saguy, military intelligence
chief who the commission said should
resign, and Brig. Gen. Anos Yaron,
former Beirut commander who the
commission said should be barred from
senior posts for three years.
The cabinet will meet again in special
session Thursday in its third debate on
Sharon's future since the commission
findings were released Tuesday.
Two thousand supporters of Sharon
shouted encouragement, as the burly
defense minister drove up to Begin's of-
See PANEL'S, Page 2

Begin
.favors early election

- Cuts threaten Great

By THOMAS MILLER
The University's Great Lakes and Marine Waters
Center would lose $250,000 of its budget if the Reagan
administration goes through with plans to shut down
a local environmental research lab, the center's
director said yesterday.
And if the center does lose these funds, more than,
30 students could be out of jobs, according to At-
mospheric and Oceanic Science Prof. Alfred Beeton.
FOR THE second year in a row, President Reagan
has called for the elimination of the Ann Arbor-based
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
(GLERL).
The federally funded lab supports research at the

University's center, which will lose the funds if
Congress approves Reagan's 1983 budget recommen-
dation.
The lab would not be the first of its kind in the Great
Lakes area to be closed down over the past few years.
The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Association,
which runs the lab, has suffered a number of budget
cutbacks, and funds to the Argonne National
Laboratories and the Great Lakes Basin Commission
have been cut off.
THE UNVERSITY'S Sea Grant College Program,
in which students conduct marine research, should be
the next victim if Reagan's proposed budget is ap-
proved.

Lakes lab
The Sea Grant program, which is run cooperatively
with Michigan State University, receives $1 million
annually in federal funds. The two universities are
expected to match these funds.
The health of the Great Lakes would be jeopardized
if the labs are closed down, according to Mike
Quigley, a biologist at the lab.
"BY CLOSING the labs, you're losing the scientific
eyes and ears of the lakes," he said. "It's a foolish
strategy in the long run."
Quigley said he is confident the lab will not be shut
down, but doubts it will escape any budget cuts. "I
feel we will be put back on the budget. But it's going
to be a long process. The taxpayers are getting their
See BUDGET, Page 2

after '
By ROB FRANK
The director of the University's Of-
fice of Major Events was fired last
week as the result of a financial audit,
the University's top attorney confirmed
yesterday.-
Karen Young, head of the office
which schedules and promotes concerts
on campus, was fired after the audit
began on Feb. 1. according to Roderick
Daane, the University's general coun-
sel.
ROBERT DAVIES, head of booking
and production for major events, also
said last night Young has been fired but
refused to link the firing to the audit.
Vice President for Student Services
Henry Johnson and Michigan Union
Director Frank Cianciolo, Young's
immediate supervisors, refused to

audit
comment.
Neither the audit nor major events'
bookkeeping records will be made
public, said Daane. If the two were
released, it could be "personally
damaging" to Young, he said.
The major events office has been
plagued by other financial problems in
recent months. About $2,000, most of
which was major events' receipts, was
taken from the Michigan Union last
Thanksgiving, Ann Arbor Police said.
Officials said there is no connection
between the theft and either the audit or
Young's firing.
T he money was taken from a locked
box in the Union, police said. The rob-
bery is still under investigation.

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1:

TODAY
Grin and bare it
A HIGH SCHOOL girl in Massachusetts has been
told she is welcome to bare it all, just so long as
she doesn't use the school's yearbook to tell about
it. Loretta Martin, 17, says she has a con-
stitutional right to disclose in her high school yearbook her
ambition to be a Playboy magazine model. She says she

sored. In the senior class of 550, a total of 110 were rejected
by school officials. "Things were getting out of hand. They
had to be edited," Archambault said yesterday. Martin
said she never thought her ambition would offend anyone,
but since it has become known she has received obscene
phone calls and sees her male classmates whispering when
she walks by in the hall. "I mean, some people are really
immature," she said. "I am just a responsible adult who is
proud of her body." Word has it she intends to go on grin-E
ning-and bare it.
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ficially suspended Tuesday but he was at work yesterday.
Police Chief Dwayne Sparks declined to say when the
punishment would begin or how long it would last. "(Bar-
nshaw) is probably one of the finest animal control officers
there is anywhere," Sparks said. "It just got to him. After
having to destroy so many of them, he thought, well, he'd
give these dogs a chance. He was wrong and he knows that
now." Barnshaw ended up having to kill two of the dogs, in-
cluding the one that reminded him of Dobie, later the same
day because someone saw him release the animals and
notified police. The third dog was never recaptured. He
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term for stabbing 20-year-old Jeanne Boukau to death in the
Arboretum a few months before. Wilson claimed Boukau
asked him to kill her, promising him a motorcycle and $50
to do it.
Also on this date in history:
" 1948-Sudents were allowed to rate their LSA professors
for the first time in history.
" 1969-University officials raised LSA enrollment limits
by 200 but slashed the number of out-of-state students as
part of a" controlled college growth" plan.
" 1967-Sen. Abraham Ribicoff (R-Conn.) told a Rackham
audience that "they are afraid to get their hands dirty" by

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