AT THE BAR
One more time
Partly cloudy, with a high in the up-
Vol. XCIII,-No. 109
1983, The M
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, February 11, 1983
~Ark may not
to sell site
By CARL WEISER
For rent: Historic 19th Century house. Needs
$200,000 worth of repairs. Heating: $1,000 per month.
Cost: $20,000 per year.
The house is Hill House, present home of the Ark
coffeehouse, which has used the house rent free for 15
years. It was put on the market yesterday after
members of the First Presbyterian church - which
owns the house - voted overwhelmingly Wednesday
night to evict the Ark by June.
BY A 30 to 6 vote, the church session, the
congregation's governing body, decided to lease the
property at 1421 Hill Street immediately, according
to a church statement.
DAVE SIGLIN, who manages the Ark with his wife,
Linda, called the decision a dissapointment and
terrible mistake. "I've put 15 years of blood into the
Ark," he said yesterday.
Siglin charged that the church's ultimate plan is to
demolish the house and turn the land into a parking
lot. "Theybought the land intending to turn it into a
parking lot," he said, "and that is still their aim."
Siglin also claimed that if the local press had not
revealed the church's plans two weeks ago, the house
already would be demolished.
But the church's minister, William ; Hillegonds,
denied Siglin's charges.
THE DECISION to lease was the culmination of
almost a year of research on what to do with the
deteriorating property, Hillegonds said. A church
committee that evaluated the situation recommen-
ded against the church keeping the Ark, citing the
coffeehouse's lack of income and its secular nature.
"Why should the church support a place that plays
folk music?" said church member Leone Rupke
Although the Siglins, who live in the house with
their teenage daughter, will ask for the first option to
rent Linda Siglin said she saw little hope. "The Ark
existed because it was rent free. I don't see it hap-
pening in another location," she said.
ONE SESSION member, who asked not to be iden-
tified, said that the tenant under the prospective
See ARK, Page 2
By SHARON SILBAR
and GLEN YOUNG
History, of sorts, was made at the University yesterday.
For the first time since Colonial days two former U.S.
presidents talked with college students - at least according
The public policy conference continued at the
Gerald Ford Library yesterday. See story, page
to University President Harold Shapiro.
LAST TIME, he said, it was Thomas Jefferson and James
Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS This time it was Gerald-Ford and Jimmy Carter.
Former president Jimmy Carter addresses students yesterday at Rackham Auditorium. Carter and former president The two former presidents, in town for a domestic policy
Gerald Ford took time out from the domestic policy conference to address student concerns. See EX-PRESIDENTS, Page 5
Sharon voted, out
by Israeli cabinet
By AP and UPI
JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet
yesterday adopted the recommen-
dations of the commission that in-
vestigated the Beirut massacre and, in
effect, fired Defense Minister Ariel
Sharon, a senior official said.
Sharon cast the sole vote against his
dismissal in the 17-member cabinet, a
senior official close to Prime Minister
Menachem Begin said.
Israeli defense Minister Ariel Sharon enters the cabinet meeting "ONE WAY or another he is out," the
yesterday. The cabinet voted to accept a report blaming Sharon for the official said of Sharon, who adamantly
Beirut massacre. rejected calls for the last three days
that he resign or be fired as a judicial
inquiry into the massacre of
Palestinians in Beirut recommended.
It said he bore "personal respon-
sibility" for the killings because he or-
dered Israeli-backed Christian
militiamen into the Sabra and Chatila
camps last Sept. 16-18.
"Legally, he is still defense
minister," the official said. "In ac-
tuality, he is not."
BEGIN'S SPOKESMAN Uri Porath
said "the legal questions surrounding
Sharon's removal will be ironed ot in
the next couple of days one way or
The commission report also censured
virtually the entire civilian and
military command of the Israeli gover-
nment, saying in some way civilian of-
ficials bore "indirect" responsibility
for the killings.
Sharon refused to discuss the crisis
with reporters. "I don't intend to react
to the government decision because it
speaks for itself," he said, "and I don't
See ISRAELI, Page 9
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12 day old
WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of independent
truckers called a halt yesterday to their violence-
marred protest strike after they won assurances
from nearly three dozen congressmen that their
complaints would be examined.
"You have to be realistic," Michael Parkhurst,
president of the Independent Truckers Association,
said at a news conference interrupted by shouts and
heckling from other truckers who said the 11-day
strike should continue.
ACTING AT Parkhurst's urging, thousands of in-
dependent truckers parked their rigs Jan. 31 in
protest against increases in truck taxes and road-
user fees voted by Congress shortly before Christ-
mas. But in recent days the strike appeared to be
crumbling as growing numbers of truckers returned
to the highways. One trucker was killed on the first
day of the strike.
"We are officially asking independent
truckers . . . to get back to work as soon as possible,"
Parkhurst declared after a three-hour meeting of
about 40 regional representatives of his organization,
which claims 30,000 members.
Rising from the audience, GeorgeSullivan, head of
a rival organization called Independent Truckers
Unity Committee, shouted that many truckers
See TRUCKERS, Page 6
try to abduct
Student leader convicted of rape
By RITA GIRADI
The president of the University's
Baptist Student Union and
the Council was found
guilty Wednesday of raping a 20-year-
old woman last July, despite his attor-
ney 's claims that the woman acted in a
Mark Hiselman, a junior engineering
student from Birmingham, faces a
maximum penalty of 15 years in prison
for the third-degree criminal sexual
DEFENSE Attorney Franklin Koory
of Troy said the woman was suffering
from Dyslexia, a learning disability,
which caused her to act as if she was
consenting when she did not intend to.
Persons with dyslexia reverse many
sense signals to the brain, reading the
letter "p" as the leter "q" for example.
The incident occurred at about four
a.m. last July 5.
WASHTENAW County Prosecuting
Attorney Robert Cooper told the jury
the woman who lives in Montana, was
visiting a friend who lived in
Hiselman's house. He said Hiselman
entered the room where she was
sleeping, introduced himself as Mark,
and forced her to have sex.
Koory said Hiselman came into the
room to talk with the woman, who then
made advances to Hiselman without
realizing what she was doing.
"It turns out there are surprising
social ramifications for persons that
have dyslexia," he said. "People with
dyslexia tend to misperceive body
Psychology Prof. James Bryan, an ex-
pert on dyslexia, testified at Koory's
request that the disorder can affect a
person's social behavior.
Cooper said the woman did not
cooperate with Hiselman.
"SHE SAID she was so frightened she
didn't know what to do," he said, ad-
ding that she didn't fight or scream
because she was so afraid Hiselman
would become violent.
"There's nothing social or premarital
about this damn thing," Cooper said, it
was sexual assault."
"What's so pressing that at four a.m.
in the morning he had to jump in bed
with her and start pawing her?" he
Koory said he plans to appeal the
conviction. he said Hiselman had "an
exemplary record of achievement
behind him at the University," and that
a jail sentence would be a "miscarriage
Hiselman is currentlydout on bond.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 1
before Circuit Judge Ross Campbell.
By HALLE CZECHOWSKI
Two Detroit men are suspects in a
crime spree which culminated in the-at-
tempted abduction of a University
woman early yesterday morning.,
Police said two 19-year-old Univer-
sity women, both Oxford Housing
residents, were walking down the 1700
block of South University at 1:10 a.m.
when a blue Camaro pulled up next to
them, and the passenger alledgedly
tried to drag one of the women into the
car. The woman and her companion
screamed and fought with him, police
said. When area residents came to the
women's aid, the men fled.
UNIVERSITY security officials had
issued reports asking guards to look for
the suspects' car before the women
were attacked because of an earlier in-
A University housing guard spotted
the car and followed it until police were
able to stop it on the corner of Church
and Hill streets.
The passenger, 24-year-old Brian
Maier of Detroit, was arraigned
yesterday on a charge of attempted ab-
duction. The driver, whose name was
not released, is wanted on two fugitive
warrants, and was released pending
THE TWO MEN are also suspects in
an incident which occurred at 12:25
a.m. on the 500 block of East Liberty.
Police said two Ypsilanti women
were leaving the Second Chance bar
when they heard glass breaking. When
they got to the car, a 1979 blue Horizon,
they found it had been broken into.
When one of the women heard a car
start she chased it, trying to stop the
The driver ran into the guard rail out-
See ABDUCTION, Page 3
A BRITON WHO washed ashore on the Caribbean island
of Guadeloupe claimed he crossed the Atlantic in a
barrel-the smallest vessel ever to make the voyage-and
he did it without a compass. "I knew I had to hit
somewhere, some land-I wasn't really bothered which,"
nmost town of the butterfly-shaped Caribbean Island, and
were found by a farmer passing by in his tr tor. Police
said he was suffering from dehydration, but o erwise was
healthy on his arrival on Guadeloupe; 390 miles east of
Puerto Rico. Departing Las Palmas on the Canary Islands
last Dec. 24 in the barrel, outfitted with a rudder, keel, and
sail, Peter said he survived on a diet of almonds, Spanish
olive oil, bran, and a pint of water daily.
Toothy promo gets sick
decided to discontinue the service in cooperation with the
telephone company," Moore said. But why the line about
the Tooth Fairy loosing her voice? "The Tooth Fairy is like
Santa Claus," he said. "You have to be careful how you
handle it." The project, which featured 30-second
messages about dental care, was part of the Associations'
promotion of February as Dental Health Month.
The Daily almanac
* 1946-Moving to end controversy over the use of
Michigan's $27 million surplus fund, the House of Represen-
tatives voted to give the University more than $3 million to
finance building projects.
" 1964-University officials announced a proposal to read-
just the academic calendar to a full year schedule, adding a
third term in the summer.
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