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Ninety-Three Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Will spring ever come back? Today
will be partly cloudy and cool with a
high in the upper 30s. Keep on
hoping.

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Vol. XCIII, No. 133 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, March 20, 1983 Ten Cents Eight Pages

Anti-nuke
protesters
,obstruct
train;11
arrested
SEATTLE (UPI) - Anti-nuclear war
demonstrators protested yesterday
against a mysterious white train
moving at 35 mph through western
states and believed to be carrying 100
nuclear warheads to the Navy's Trident
Submarine Base at Bangor,Waslj.
. Ben McCarty, Spokesman for the
Department of Energy office in
Albuquerque, N.M., said, "The cargo is
classified and I cannot comment on it. I
can say generally that these shipments
carry nuclear weapons, nuclear
weapons components or special nuclear
materials."
HE WOULD NOT say how often the
trips are made or comment on their
routing-but he did say "that's our
train."
ELEVEN PEOPLE were arrested
yesterday as the train passed through
Colorado. Three persons, including a
Catholic priest, were arrested in Den-
ver for walking on the tracks in the
train's path. In Fort Collins, eight were
arrested as they knelt hand-in-hand
along the tracks while a crowd of
perhaps 100 sympathizers chanted,
"We shall not be moved."
The train was painted white and in-
cluded two locomotives, 12 "ATMX"
cars carrying nuclear material and two
security cars with turrets.
Jim Douglass of the anti-nuclear
Ground Zero organization in
Washington state said, "It's probably
the most destructive train in the world.
We estimate that it has about 100
hydrogen bombs on it."
Navy officials in Bangor and at the
Pentagon, in line with their policy,
declined to comment on the train.
Douglass said the train left the Pan-
tex Corp. in Amarillo, Texas, where
nearly all of the nation's nuclear
warheads are assembled, at 2:03 p.m.
Friday.

A.

Frye Bryant
... protect quality ...conserve energy

Horn back
:.. preserve the University

New 'redirection
strategies explored

By THOMAS MILLER
"Protecting what we most want to protect .
the quality of this institution," is the primary
concern of the University's redireciton, Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Billy Frye said yesterday.
Speaking to a crowd of about forty people
gathered for the conference "Crossing the
Impasse: A Look at the 'U' in Crisis" at the
Michigan Union yesterday, Frye defended the
University's strategy of selective cuts to
relieve the current budget squeeze.
"WE HAVE TO have a strategy sufficient
to deal with the problem," Frye said. "We
can't temporize if it's not a temporary'
problem. And ultimately we will have

reviewed everything."
The conference brought together students,
faculty, and administrators to discuss the
problems involved with the University's
redirection.
English Prof. Bert Hornback warned the
gathering of the risks involved in the review
process.
"WHEN YOU decide that you're just going
to save money, you're making a mistake. I
want us to preserve the excellence not by that
which makes money, but by that which makes
us a University," 'Hornback said.
Prof. Bunyan Bryant of the School of
Natural Resources also warned against the
problems involved with selecting the
programs that are to be cut.
"We can't afford to think what's mine is

mine and what's yours is negotiable," said
Bryant.
FRYE CONCEDED there always are risks
when you adopt a strategy of selective reduc-
tions, especially at the University.
"If we had to make selective cuts, it would
be one thing if we had bad programs, but there
aren't any bad programs at the University:
This creates anxiety," Frye said.
He emphasized the need to reduce the size of
the University because of decreasing state
aid.
"Academia is no longer a favored group,"
Frye said.
CONFERENCE participants also discussed
ways to lessen the cuts facing the schools of
See OPTIONS, Page 2

EPA tests
altered,
officials say
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Todhunter, the En-
vironmental Protection Agency official in charge of con-
trolling toxic substances, ordered staff studies altered to
make two suspected chemicals - dioxin and for-
maldehyde - appear less dangerous, two EPA officials
claim.
In congressional testimony, one current and one for-
mer EPA oficial said they received orders - attributed to
Todhunter - demanding changes that favored the
chemical industry's position in both cases.
Todhunter, assistant EPA administrator for
pesticides and toxic substances, denies that he ordered
the changes, saying he had almost no involvement in
the dioxin report and only made suggestions on for-
maldehyde.
THE ALLEGATIONS came up intestimony as part of
the continuing congressional investigations of the EPA
over claims of political favoritism and conflict of in-
terest at the agency.
Karl Bremer, chief of the toxic substance office in-
EPA's Chicago office, told a House subcommittee that
Todhunter ordered him to delete part of a report dealing
with dioxin's possible link to miscariages in pregnant
women.
Dioxin, an unwatned byproduct in themanufacture of
some herbicides, is considered on of the most toxic
chemicals known to man. In Missouri, EPA officials said
one part per million found in the soil was sufficient to
justify the decision to buy out the town of Times Beach.
FORMER EPA official ;Richard Dailey testified
that last year Todhunter had penciled in changes to be
made in a technical document on the alleged cancer risk
from formaldehyde, a widely used chemical that is
found in products ranging from plywood to diapers.
Dailey said that when he objected to one of the
proposed changes as scientifically unsound, he was
taken off the formaldehyde project for three months,
and later resigned after Todhunter demanded even
more changes.
Todhunter acknowledged suggesting changes but
claimed that when the staff rejected them, he said,
"fine, I am not going to make any more comments."
ON FEB. 10, 1902, Todhunter decided against regulating
formaldehyde as a suspected cancer-causing agent, des-
See EPA, Page 2
Conference
explores
morality in
medicine
By JAN RUBENSTEIN
Lisa Taylor (not her real name)needs
surgery to remove a tumor. But her in-.
come is slightly above the level which
would make her eligible for Medicaid or
other assistance programs, and her
employer does not offer health insuran-.
ce. She could apply for Medicaid if she
quits her job as a waitress, but then her
two children would suffer.
Lisa's predicament is not uncommon.
In fact, there are 10-20 million people in
this country like Lisa, who cannot af-
ford adequate health care, a University
of Wisconsin medical professor said
yesterday at the Eleventh Conference
on Ethics, Humanism, and Medicine.
GROWING unemployment and cuts
in Medicaid and Medicare programs
are the main reasons for this lack of
health care, Prof. Daniel Wikler told a

crowd of about 60 people gathered at
the School of Public Health.
"In deciding how to distribute health
care,we should distribute the same good
equally, unless there is some morally
by H relevant difference," he said at the
rallocatescar- session titled "Rights to Health Care."
allocatesc-
onference on Health care cannot be treated as a
See ETHICS, Page 3

_

.Pollack urges women
to seek equal treatment

By JAYNE HENDEL
The greatest internal battle women
face is their unwillingness to deal with
conflict, State Sen. Lana Pollack (D-
Ann Arbor) told a crowd of more than
300 at yesterday's Seventh Annual
Women's Career Fair.
"The conflict is an essential part of
acting in roles of authority. Women
shouldn't sell themselves short," the
keynote speaker told a mostly female
audience gathered at the Modern
Language Building for the all-day
event.
POLLACK warned women not to un-
derestimate the barriers that exist for
them in the world, pointing to the
disparity in income for males and
females in identical positions.
Women must assert themselves and
seek equal treatment, she said. The
ability to assert oneself begins in
childhood, according to Pollack, who
stressed the importance of equal
athletic opportunities for children.
"We need to help girls become com-
fortable with competition. Women are
too slow to stand up for themselves"
she said.
POLLACK, who received a Master's
degree in education from the Univer-
'sity in 1970, also spoke on her experience
as a politician. "I've been referred to as
'the young lady who went to Lansing',"
See WOMEN, Page 3

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Music teacher Cathy Harris speaks to a group gathered in the Modern
Languages Building yesterday for the annual Women's Career Conference.

University Medical School Professor John Santinga speaks on s
for arterial bypass surgery in a workshop yesterday on how to;
ce medical resources. The workshop was part of the 11th C
Ethics, Humanism and Medicine at the School of Public Health.

TODAY
Bedtime story
STORE OFFICIALS in Portsmouth, Va., were left
up in the air on Friday after a king-size waterbed
being used in a promotional display floated away.
"It was an eyecatcher," Mike McRae of Sleepyhead
Waterbeds said about the bed which was last seen heading
north over Portsmouth. McRae, whose firm was
celebrating its grand opening, said the king-size waterbed
heA hpan inflatel with helium and attached to a 50-foot rone

chapel on a Houston street may cost the. Church of the
Nazarine minister his job. Neal, who has been the unpaid
pastor of the Irvington Church of the Nazarene for six
years, has been ordered to resign his position today because
he said, "The Nazanere Church officials just don't like
marrying people who've been married before." The
chuch's doctrine "forbids ministers to marry divorced
people, unless they have scriptural grounds." A church of-
ficial said Neal didn't ask the couples he married if they
had a marri.a afnra"Wn a n 2 1 a .e --

... and speaking of matrimony
A N ELDERLY couple from Madison, Wisc., convicted
of adultery in the 1940s, has won a pardon from Gov. An-
thony Earl. On Monday, the couple appeared before the
Governor's Pardon Advisory Board to present their case.
The board unanimously recommended clemency. The pair,
who married after their conviction and raised a large
family, said their children were never told of the incident,
and they requested their identities be withheld so their
families would not find out. The couple had been sentenced

should receive a $20 reduction in their rent. Arbor
Management Co. sued the tenants after they withheld their
rent, but the tenants lawyer countered that the company
had ignored his clients repeated complaints.
Also on this date in history:
* 1947 - A state fire inspector denied a report in The
Detroit News that he had called the University's 43-year-old
maternity hospital a "fire trap" and that he had threatened
to condemn the building.
" 1975 - The Association of Black Sociology Students

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