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Of pot laws
and Republicans
See Editorial, Page 4

Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom


Mostly cloudy today with a chance of
miserably cold showers. A high in
the mid=30s.


Vol. XCIII; No. 81

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 9, 1983

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Hawkeyes beat



Talks fail to
end fighting
in Lebanon

Turner nei
half. That'
By LARRY FREED Hansen let
Special to the Daiy secutive th
Hawks the I
IOWA CITY - Before the season the boisterot
started, the Big Ten coaches agreed on Earlier ii
one thing - the three-point shot would Wolverines
have minimal effect on the game. numerous
Then again television was supposed their lead of
to be just a passing fad. who were st
THE HAWKEYES proved the power of tory in the n
the play by utilizing the new innovation Arena.
to negate a career-high 32-point per- "WE CAN
formance by Eric Turner as they upen- in the first 1
ded the Wolverines, 79-72, yesterday. coach Lute
Steve Carfino led the aerial assault in the secon
}with three of the long-range bombs in our game."
key situations. All totaled, the Indeed th
Hawkeyes connected on five of eight one of the
three-pointers while the Wolverines favorites, p
could only manage a meager one-of- ball.
seven. Mark Gan
While the new rule might be the hot- 15:57 left g
test thing to hit Iowa since the boob they would
tube, Michigan coach Bill Frieder squad ensur
would not mind pulling the plug on the last 27 free t
gimmick. 10 stint earli
"I WISH they would have left the AND IF T
!game as it was," said the third-year enough, the
coach. "No shot clocks, three-point bings - Ca
plays, or anything." hit back-to-b
The first Iowa bombing came with
Michigan leading, 28-20, late in the first
WASHINGTON (AP)- American contempt for the
people of South Vietnam as corrupt and cowardly and
incapable of fighting their own war was the key fac-
tor in the communist victory there, a former CIA
analyst said yesterday at a conference. '
Scholars examining lessons to be learned from the.
Vietnam War were also told that two crippling fac-
tors were the failure of American leaders to take the
people into their confidence in making war decisions
and the leaders' lack of confidence that escalation of
the conflict would do any good.
More than 80 academic and military historians and
analysts spent 11 hours over two days at the Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars in one of the
most ambitious efforts yet to assess what one speaker
called "the largest, most costly and least successful
war in American history."
An unspoken theme running through the conferen-
ce was that America's involvement had been a

was when Carfino and Bob
loose, hitting three con-
hree-pointers to give the
ead, much to the delight of
ius capacity crowd of 15,283.
n the contest, the young
had failed to capitalize on
opportunities to extend
ver the nervous Hawkeyes,
ill looking for their first vic-
ew Carver-Hawkeye Sports
IE out tighter than a drum
half," said a relieved Iowa
Olson. "But we loosened up
nd half and started playing
ey did, as the Hawkeyes,
conferences pre-season
layed a solid half of basket-
non's baseline jumper with
ave the Hawkeyes a lead
never relinquish. Olson's
red that by sinking 21 of its
hrows, following a three-for-
Aer in the game.
'HE charity tosses were not
n the second wave of bom-
rfino and Todd Berkenpas
back three-pointers midway
See HAWKS, Page 8

TRIPOLI, Lebann (AP) - Rival
Moslem militias pounded each other
with rockets and artillery in Tripoli
yesterday despite new efforts for a
cease-fire, leaving three more dead and
15 wounded.
Authorities put the toll in seven weeks
of fighting at 211 killed and 602 woun-
ded, with 25,000 others left homeless.
Police put material losses at more than
$130 million, but Tripoli's Chamber of
Commerce estimated the figure was
twice that.
Lebanese Prime Minister Shafik
Wazzan flew to Damascus and con-
ferred with Syrian President Hafez
Assad on ways to end the fighting, and
Tripoli's pro-Syrian and anti-Syrian
warring factions announced they had
agreed to try to imposeyet another
cease-fire in Lebanon's second largest
WAZZAN returned to Beirut after a
day of talks in Damascus with Syrian
President Hafez Assad and other top of-
On his return, Wazzan said the
discussions produced "agreement on
security arrangements which we hope
will reflect positively on the situation"
in Tripoli, but he did not elaborate.
Wazzan's meeting with Assad aimed
at enlisting his help in controlling the
militia factions tiat support the Syrian
army presence in Tripoli and the rest of
northern Lebanon.
THEIR statement, broadcast by state
radio and television, said the com-
batants also agreed to pull their gun-
men off the streets, dismantle Lebanon

narricaaes and collect heavy arms
from all militias.
But an hour after the ceaselfire was
proclaimed, police said the antagonists
were still locked in artillery and rocket
duels in the slum neighborhoods of Baal
Mohsen and Bab el-Tabbaneh as well as
the middle-class Kubbeh district.
The latest round of fighting was
touched off by the murder of an Alawite
Moslem shopkeeper in Tripoli, which is
50 miles north of Beirut.
THE SYRIANS, who maintain 30,000
troops in eastern and northern
Lebanon ostensibly to police the ar-I
-mistice that ended the 1975-76 Moslem-
Christian civil war, support Tripoli's
Alawite minority. Most of the city's
500,000 inhabitants are Sunni Moslems.
A coalition of armed Sunni factions is
demanding a complete Syrian pullout
from Tripoli and the establishment of
the Lebanese army and police as the
only law enforcement bodies in the city.
"It is very delicate, the problem of
the Syrians leaving,"'former Lebanese
Prime Minister Takieddin Solh, a Sun-
ni, told The Associated Press in Beirut.
"SYRIA cannot leave as a loser in the
game. It would have serious reper-
cussions internally in Syria," Solh said.
He said Tripoli's Sunnis have been
alienated by Assad's predominantly
Alawite regime's crackdown last
February on Sunni fundamentalists in
the Syrian city of Hama, which is only 75
miles north of Tripoli.
The Lebanese government contents
that sectarian conflicts will not halt in
Lebanon until all foreign armies with-

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Hands-on art
The sculpture in front of the Art Museum became a metal mountain for Jamie
Ballew and Lissa Turner yesterday, as they discovered there is more to art
than just looking.

why did we lose


mistake, and another was that, in the long haul, the
United States could not have won the war within the
limits imposed by American society.
The contempt between American and South Viet-
namese officials was mutual, and undercut their
ability to win, said Allan Goodman, who served as
presidential briefing coordinator for the director of
the CIA.
Another frequently made point was that every time
U.S. policy makers escalated America's commit-
ment, they acted with no confidence that the action
would win the war.
"Civilian leaders knew, at critical junctures, that
expanding commitment offered no assurance of suc-
cess," said Richard Betts of the Brookings In-
stitution. "Yet at each juncture they saw no accep-
table alternative to pressing on."
Most participants questioned whether, American
democracy is capable of winning a limited war

against an enemy willing to persevere. Vietnam was
the first war in which America sought to impose an
ideology on another people, according to historian
Russell Weigley of Temple University.
Betts said: "It is clear that the war effort was not
'subverted by moral objections or distaste for use of
force, but by a gradually building public perception
that all the blood and treasure was simply being
wasted to no visible end.
Goodman, the former CIA analyst, argued that
"the single most important explanation of what went
wrong" was this country's failure to assess the
capabilities and limits of the South Vietnamese.
"Corruption was widespread," he said. "Many
Vietnamese politicians were venal, vindictive and
petty. The South Vietnamese army was run like a
business and most commanders were generally
reluctant to fight the Viet Cong.

Mi ch. Supreme Court
to decide on Riley

Registration exploits
poor, CARD says.

Draft registration, long a concern of
college-age men, has recently attracted
the interest of the Gray Panthers, a
national senior citizen activist
The Gray Panthers last night spon-
sored a discussion featuring a member
of the Washtenaw Committee Against
Registration and the Draft (CARD),
who warned the 8.9 million men who
have registered since 1980 that accep-
ting the registration process means
they are submitting to a dangerous
"IT IS A form of social control,
manipulation, a way of getting people
used to being slaves of the gover-
nment, said Mary Roth, a CARD draft
Roth said she and CARD are trying to
educate the public about the draft law
and individual rights. Roth insists they
do not advise opposition to the draft but
want to make it possible for individuals
to make an informed decision.
Roth said she feels the major issue is

one of militarism and the hea jy
barrage of military propaganda, such
as the "slick, multi-colored, fancy
brochures and posters" frequently
placed in high schools.
SHE SAID many uneducated people
in these hard economic times are
vulnerable to government propaganda.
"Scare tactics" and exaggerated
claims of benefits for military volun-
teers have combined to trap those in the,
lower socio-economic classes into
military enlistment, she said.
Roth cited selective service statistics
which now show a 94 percent complian-
ce rate with registration. She said that
percentage was high for peace-time
considering the compliance rate during
the Vietnam War was 98 percent.
UNEMPLOYMENT and enlistment
percentages are "thoroughly
correlated," Roth said. She said
registration procedures are a kind of
"poverty draft," directly affecting the
people with few other options.
See DRAFT, Page 2

LANSING (UPI) - The Michigan
Supreme Court, in an apparently
unanimous decision, agreed yesterday
to take up a suit seeking the ouster of
Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley.
Riley was appointed by former Gov.
William Milliken last month to replace
the late Justice Blair Moody, Jr. who
died shortly after winning election to a
second, eight-year term.
Gov. James Blanchard wants Riley
removed in favor of University
Professor Wade McCree.
MILLIKEN argues that Riley, a fellow
Republican, has a right to serve
through the end of 1984 when the next
general election will be held. Kelley
and Gov. James J. Blanchard, both
Democrats, say her right to serve ran
out when Moody's first term expired at
the end of last year.
The decision was a rebuff to Riley's
attorney who had argued that the
'crisis''atmosphere surrounding the
case was artificial.
It also ignored Frederick Buesser's
warning that a high court deadlock, in
the absence of aeprevious lowercourt
ruling, would lead to a "grotesque"
IT CAME AS a victory for Attorney
General Frank Kelley, whose aides in-
sisted the public interest required a
quick resolution of the highly publicized
The court order, issued just.over an
hour after the case was heard, was only
one paragraph in length and gave no

reason for the decision. It called on both
sides to submit briefs by Jan. 21 and
scheduled an oral argument for Jan. 24.
It indicated only that Riley was not
participating. Asked if that means it
was unanimous, a court spokesman
said "since nobody else on the court
chose to register dissent or dissatisfaction
tion, you can assume that is true."
NEARLY 70 people, including leading
figures in the legal profession and state
government, attended the hour-long
hearing that was limited to the issue of
whether Kelley's "quo warranto" suit
against Riley should be yanked from
the Michigan Court of
Appeals where it was filed. Riley was
not there.
,Buesser warned the impiications of a
deadlock would be "impossible to
imagine . .. you might have two people
attempting to sit in the same seat" if
Blanchard tried to make an appoin-
Conrad Mallet, Jr., Blancard's legal
adviser, said later the governor would
not act without a clear green light from
the court.
Buesser also raised some eyebrows
by suggesting the court's own rushed
handling of the case had created an ar-
tificial atmosphere of crisis.
He said there is no doubt Riley can
continuetohparticipate in other cases
while the quo warranto is pending and
said awaiting appeals court action
would only delay the matter a few

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Draft counselor Mary Roth shows a newsletter of the Washtenaw Committee
Against Registration and the Draft at a meeting sponsored by the Gray Pan-
thers yesterday.

Half-time in Ann Arbor
UP WITH PEOPLE, the group that has achieved
fame through their nationally televised half-time
appearances at major football games, will give a
benefit performance for the Michigan Theater
next Saturday. The 120-member cast will be staying with
local host families as part of their 35,000-mile trip around
the world. Each year, the program interviews 8,000 studen-

more than a cold floor at East Quad, call 665-2211 for more
information. Q
Computer challenge
COMPUTER WIZZES have a new challenge on their
hands-greater than playing space invaders on the
new home computer systems they received for Christmas-
as well as a chance to become famous'in the world of com-
puters. It seems Verbatim Corooration. a manufacturer of

and distributed around the globe will be paid royalties. The
contest is open to students, teachers, and professionals. For
information about the contest, call 1-800-221-4052. E
The Daily almanac
S0 N THIS DATE in 1921, the Junior Hop was cancelled
indefinitely due to the disgraceful abuses of the

* 1968-University President Robben Fleming said he
was personally opposed to many University classified
military research projects. He thought some limits might
be imposed to ban projects such as the $1.5 million project
on counter-insurgency the University was then developing
in Thailand.
* 1954-A star senior tackle for the Wolverines was
brought before a University judiciary committee for
"slugging" a freshman. The committee's head promised
that justice would be served regardless of the football star's
popularity. [1




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