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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 16, 1983-Page 3

MSA votes to divest
of S. African holdings

By LAURIE DELATER
The Michigan Student Assembly last
night reaffirmed its stand on
divestment by voting to withdraw its
own investments in companies
operating in South Africa.
Assembly members decided to divest
MSA's holdings in the University's
investment pool until the University
divests.
AS A RESULT of last night's decision,
the assembly will pull about $35,000 out
of the University's investment pool until
the University divests its South African
holdings.
Former MSA Treasurer Jim Elaum
said the money won't be immediately
reinvested because the administration
may decide to sell its holdings in South
Africa, and because some careful
research about other alternative
/investments must still be conducted.
'We will not make any quick
decisions. We would move toward a very

safe account," current MSA Treasurer
David Livingston said.
THE DECISION IS an "appropriate"
step for MSA given the assembly's
adoption of a pro-divestment resolution
Jan. 18, Elaum said.
The resolution urged the Regents to
require that the University divest from
corporations operating in South Africa,
as stipulated by a new state law.
Separately, MSA adopted a resolution
last night condemning the Daily for its
"perpetuation of ethnic stereotypes" in
its Feb. 11 Weekend magazine article
"on Jewish women."
"The entire article made
generalizations about ethnic groups,"
Steve Schaumberger said. "These
generalizations extended to WASPs and
Greeks as well." Karl Edelmann called
the article "tactless" and Julia Git-
tleman added that she thought the ar-
ticle was "sexist."
But assembly member Martha
Parker said she thought the article's
purpose was to point out that the term
"JAP" is derogatory.

Charges
against
Daily
editors e
The City of Columbus, Ohio, dropped
charges yesterday against two former
Daily editors who were arrested last
November while covering festivities
before the Michigan-Ohio State football
game.
Bob Wojnowski, the Daily's former
sports editor, and Brian Masck, former
photography editor, were charged with
resisting arrest and held for four hours
early in the morning on Nov. 20 after
Masck took pictures of Columbus police
arresting a third man.
POLICE HAD said Masck interfered
with the first arrest and that Wojnowski
interfered with Masck's arrest.
Both Masck and Wojnowski said they
did not interfere but only were doing
their jobs.
"We're happy to see that the city
came around to its senses and realized
that Bob and Brian had every right to
be out there pursuing a story," said
Barry Witt, the Daily's editor-in-chief,
yesterday.
According to the agreement between
the city and the Daily, the paper will not5
pursue legaltaction for unlawful arrest.
"We got what we wanted out of this
without too great an investment of time
or money," Witt said.
Masck's and Wojnowski's terms as
Daily editors expired earlier this mon-
th.

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AP Photo
Carnival Crowd

A sea of people line Canal Street in New Orleans yesterday to watch the Rex Mardi Gras
carnival favors thrown from the float.

parade. Thousands reach for

Blanchard pushes for tax, bill

HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
The Guild House brings author Gene Sharpe to campus today for a noon
brown bag lunch on "Non-violent Action" at 2032 Dana Bldg. and a 3 p.m.
talk on "Alternatives to the Arms Race," at Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Films
Cinema 2 - Sylvia Scarlett, 7 p.m., The Women, 8:45 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild - Love and Death, 7 and 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Hill St. Cinema - Run Silent, Run Deep, 7 and 9 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
CFT - Slaughterhouse Five, 7 and 9 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Anthropology - Eskimo: Fight for Life and Yesterday, Today: The Net-
silik Eskimo, 7 p.m., MLB 2.
Performances
School of Music - Tuba Students Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
School of Music-Composition Recital, Christian Herzog, 8 p.m., Rackham
Assembly Hall.
Reader's Theater Guild - "Norton Anthologies in Contrast," 8 p.m.,
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.
School of Music - Black History Celebration, Scott Mayo, Oral Moses,
Wanda Middleton-Spirituals, Improvisations, Art song, 12:10 p.m., First
Congregational Church, State and William.
PTP - "Old Time," 8 p.m., Trueblood Arena, Frieze Building.
1 Speakers
English Composition Board - Joel Hydahl, "Taking Essay Exams," 4
p.m., 2203 Angell Hall.
Russian and East European Studies - Brown Bag Lunch, Michael
MacQueen, "The Polish Cooperative Movement and the P.P.S.: 1944-1948,"
Noon, Commons Room, Lane Hall.
Map Society - Neil H.Sneyd, "Sidetracks," 8p.m., Clements Library.
Ind. and Opers. Eng. - Gunter Liesegang, "Aggregation in Math,
Programming," 4-5 p.m., 421W. Eng.
Psychiatry - Isaac Marks, "Treatment of Phobic and Obsessive/Com-
pulsive Disorders," 10:30 a.m., CPH Aud.; "Self Exposure Treatment for
Phobias," 2:30 p.m., 1057 MHRI.
Oral Biology - Charles Overberger, "Polymers with Hydrophillic Back
Bones and Nucleic Acid Pendant Group Conformational Order (G311)," 4
p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Economics - Hans Ehrbar, "The American Peace Movement: Can It
Succeed?" 7 p.m., 447 Mason Hall.
Education - M. Bedell, James Hawkins, Malcolm Katz, "Equity, Ef-
ficiency, and Choice in Financing Public Education," 6:15 p.m., 1309 SEB.
Chemistry - Tseuy-Ing Chen, "Dynamic Viscoelastic Analyses of
Polymer," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem. Bldg.; Lee Ann Baron, "Nitroigenase and Its
Iron-Molybdenum Cofactor," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem. Bldg.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "IBM Personal Computer and
MTS," 3:30 p.m., 176 BSAD.
Russian and East European Studies - Ursula Plowiec, "East-West Trade
and Economic Reforms in Centrally-Planned Economies," noon, Commons
Room, Lane Hall.
IAT - et al.-Nelson Hairston, "Implications of Fish Vision and the
Detection of Planktonic Prey," White Aud., 1p.m., Cooley
Environmental and Industrial Health - Richard Costello, "Protecting Per-
sonnel at Hazardous Waste Sites," noon, SPH II Aud.
Afroamerican and African Studies - Jon Lockard, "'African Retentions
in Surinam and Brazil: Traditional Cultures, Arts, and Religious Practices
of the Maroon Societies of South America," noon, 246 Lorch Hall.
People's Produce Co-op, Project Grow, and the Interfaith Council for
i Peace - Kim Schwab, "Urban Edible Landscaping," 8 p.m., 211 E. Ann St.
Statistics - Robert Wolfe, "Censoring-Survival time Dependence: A Mar-
tingale Approach," 4 p.m., 451 Mason Hall.
Meetings
Nurses' Christian Fellowship - 4 p.m., 2703 Firstenberg.
Science Fiction CLub - "Stilyagi Air Corps," 8:15 p.m., Ground Floor
Con. Rm., Michigan Union.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Western European Studies - "Academic Year Program: Florence,
Italy,",7 p.m., Rm. 13, Angell Hall.
Women's Research Club - Aletha Helbig," Manabozho, Lifegiver of the
Great Lakes Indians," and William Zimmerman, "Developments in the
Soviet Union," 8 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Miscellaneous
UAC Laugh Track, 9 p.m., U Club.
WCBN - 88-3 FM - "Radio Free Lawyer," 6 p.m.,
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 6 p.m., Martial Arts Rm., CCRB.
Museum of Art - Art Break, Christa Jacacka, "German Expressionism
and the Nude," 12:10 p.m.
International Center - "Surviving and Thriving in Europe," noon, Inter-
national Center Rec. Room.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop - Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.

LANSING(UPI)-Gov. James Blan-
chard, sounding somewhat impatient,
said yesterday legislative action on his
tax package may have to proceed
without Republican support.
Blanchard said he has given
legislative Republicans time to devise
an acceptable alternative to his own
proposal for a 38 percent income tax
hike and $225 million in spending cuts.
HOWEVER, he feels now that action
is needed before Easter. He said one
alternative he has heard mentioned is
'not a serious proposal.''
The governor's comments came at an
informal news conference two hours af-
ter the launching of a new organization

dedicated to building grass roots public
acceptance of the need for an income
tax increase and budget cuts.
The Committee to Save Michigan is
not specifically endorsing the Blan-
chard proposal, although a key figure in
it is close to the Democratic ad-
ministration.
ITS MEMBERS include prominent
leaders in business, government, labor
and academia.
Blanchard told reporters at his news
conference he now believes the
deadline for action on his tax-hike
budget-cut package is 'nearer" than
the Easter date he originally men-
tioned.

"Easter is whenwe start shutting the
state down if we don't have a tax
package," he said.
BLANCHARD SAID he wants to work
something out with Republicans "but it
appears they're not really able to do
that at this time, so we'll probably have
to move ahead." He quickly added "we
want to leave room for them to get on
board."
Union set to
get terminals
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through the old bowling alley entrance
in the Union. Another entrance will open
out into the West Quad courtyard but
Jaworski said it will be locked at nigh
to avoid excessive traffic through the
dormitory.
Union Director Frank Cianciola saic
the station was located in the Union t
encourage students to use the 50-year-
old landmark. *
"The increased activity that will be
generated as a result of this computing
center will be of benefit to all othei
operations in the Union," Cianciola
said.

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on local e games

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on video games," says junior Karen
Lauhoff.
Todd Bradford, a visiting Alpha Tau
Omega member from Indiana Univer-
sity, says that his fraternity "wanted to
cut the cost of spending so much money
at arcades so we used some house fun-
ds to buy anAtarisystem."
COULD THESE HOME video
systems be the culprits that are robbing
the arcades of their business? Bill Car-
ter, systems/business analyzer for
Mickey Rat's arcade on William and
Maynard streets, doesn't think so.
"What there is in Ann Arbor is an over-
saturation of arcades," he says. "It
thins out business for everyone."
The downward trend in business is
noticeable throughout the Ann Arbor
area. According to Jeff Jackson, a
junior communication and computer
science major who works at Flipper
McGee's on South University, there has
been a definite decrease in business.
"People just do not come in as often as
they used to," he says.
"Business is really dead," says an
assistant manager at Simulation
Station on East Liberty Street, "and we
just can not come up with a good, sound
reason why."
JACKSON SAYS THAT token cards
are helping to bring in more customers.
"We're offering two free tokens with

the first dollar purchase," he says.
But McGee's is not the only arcade to
offer reduced prices. Great Escape of-
fers eight tokens per dollar, and Family
Fun Center, which opened last summer
on the corner of Packard and Hill, of-
fers nine tokens per dollar (with a
coupon). Other local arcades offer
similar token prices.
"This is a very competitive
business-no monopolies and no big
companies," says Mickey Rat's
manager Jeff Bennet. "When there is
an oversupply, prices normally go
down."
TOKEN WARS AND declining prices
have proven to be an incentive to video
patrons.
"The current trend is 'more plays for
the dollar,"' says senior economics
major Dan Hirsch. "That tells me that
the retailer is having trouble attracting
patrons, and that we, the consumers,
can really benefit."
And benefit, they do. Patrons using
their bonus plays continue to keep "Ms.
Pac-Man," "Galaga," "Centipede,"
"Turbo," and "Joust" high on the
popularity list. Some players even
refuse to acknowledge a decline in the
video business.
Mary Klein, a junior engineering
student and die-hard "Frogger" en-
thusiast, says, "Oh come on-slacking
off on video popularity? Not as long as I
have quarters in my pocket."

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