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Ninety- Three Years41.I~lI Jl~ II Flighty
Of Variable cloudiness with a high in
Editorial Freedom the mid-40s.
Vol. XCII, No. 140 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, March 29, 1983 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Police to
find and
Scofflaws beware: The annual Ann
Arbor parking crackdown has begun.
By the end of the three week period
which started yesterday morning,
Ann Arbor police expect to impound
about 1,000 cars, city officials said.
THE CRACKDOWN is an attempt
to collect almost $2 million in
delinquent parking fees owed to the
city, said Mike Scott, the city's
parking manager.
Inevitably, students end up as
prime targets. "The bulk of unpaid
See CITY, Page 2

Judge calls
for secret

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
A tow truck impounds another unsuspecting vehicle as the city begins its an nual 'search and tow' campaign against
chronic parking violators.

Counci can da es s ure of
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-Dart

U.S. District Court Judge Charles
Joiner yesterday ordered the gover-
nment to release a secret report on
former FBI informant Gary Thomas
Rowe's involvement in the death of a
civil rights worker 18 years ago.
Joiner is presiding over a $2 million
suit against the FBI brought by the
children of Viola Liuzzo, a civil rights
worker who was killed on March 25,
1965 near Selma, Ala.
LIUZZO, A white housewife from.
Detroit, took the family car in March
1965 and drove to Alabama alone to
assist in the voters rights march from
Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
The 39-year-old mother of five was
transporting a black man, later iden-
tified as LeRoy Moten, who had also
been working on the march, back to
Selma when her car was shot at by a:
passing automobile carrying Rowe and
three Ku Klux Klansmen.
Liuzzo's children charge that the FBI
was negligent in hiring Rowe, who
they claim murdered their mother. The
Liuzzos are blaming the FBI for hiring
Rowe when they knew he was a racist
and had violent tendencies. The Liuzzos
rested their case yesterday.
J. JEFFERY LONG, one of the Liuz-
zos' attorneys, accused the government
of failing to release all documents on
Rowe in yesterday's court session.
"The government has not made a full;
disclosure to us," Long said, insisting
that there are still more documents on
Rowe's activities somewhere. "We
believe there is a separate informant
file on Gary Thomas Rowe."
Joiner ordered the defense to provide
the court with a copy of the controver-

sial and highly secret Rowe Report.
This document contains findings of the
1975 Senate Select Committee on
Governmental Operations' hearing
which concentrated on the activities of
Rowe and the FBI during the civil
rights movement.
Government attorneys, however,
maintain that the Rowe Report is
classified information and should not be
open to public perusal. Joiner will
review the report privately upon its
arrival from, Washington.
agent and Rowe's contact when he first
became an informant for the Bureau,
said in a videotaped deposition yester-
day that "(Rowe) was extremely
reliable in furnishing the informa-
tion .. ." The former agent turned
lawyer' said Rowe was "very
cooperative with me. I felt he was
inquisitive. Able to keep a secret."
According to Kemp, Rowe was his
only racial informant. He said he ad-
vised Rowe not to participate in any
violent activities. Kemp said he doub-
ted that Rowe even owned a pistol.
"I never saw his pistol," he said. "I
never frisked him, I never asked him
and I doubt very much if he had one."
Kemp added that he never found
Rowe to be aggressive or a racist. "He
told me he was not opposed to black
"(ROWE) WANTED to be involved in
some type of police ,activity," Kemp
said, adding that Rowe had attempted
to become a Birmingham police officer
but was refused because he did not have
a high school diploma.
"He and I had an excellent relation-
ship, I felt," Kemp said.
See ROWE, Page 2

series examining Ann Arbor's April 4 elections.
Analyses of this year's ballot proposals and the
three mayoral candidates will appear tomorrow
and Friday.
a Though this year's city council elections are taking
a backseat to a hotly contested mayoral race and two
controversial ballot proposals, the contests this year
are neither boring nor nonessential.

voted Democrats into city council, but Democratic
incumbent Lowell Peterson says he is not counting on
history to win this year's race for him.
Peterson, 24, is being challenged by 81-year-old
Republican Letty Wickliffe, a University alumna.
Both candidates say the major issue this year is
human services. Peterson, who describes himself as
a "progressive Democrat," has criticized the coun-
cil's present Republican majority for "shocking
slowness" in implementing services like an
emergency food program council approved last
City council, Peterson said, "iisnot doing nearly.
enough to take care of the people who slip between
the cracks of America's great economic miracle." He
said he favors city budget reapportionment and
possible permanent millage increases to funnel more
money into human services.
Peterson opposes the proposal to repeal the city's;
$5 marijuana law, but supports the four other ballot

Wickliffe, a retired Indiana school teacher, says
she too is interested in human services, but looks
more to the private sector for relief from economic
woes. She has served on the United Fund Budget
Committee and the Child and Family Services Com-
"I believe in getting (the needy) to help them-
selves," she said. "There is a lack of dignity in
receiving help all the time."
Wickliffe said she opposes giving human services a
separpte budget within the city's services. She ad-
vocates offering tax incentives to businesses which
operate aprenticeship and job-training programs for
unskilled unemployed people.
Wickliffe opposes three of the five ballot questions:
the one-half mill increase to upgrade the city's parks,
the weatherization proposal, and the pot law repeal.
The 2nd Ward is currently represented by Peterson
and fellow Democrat Larry Hunter.
See CITY, Page 5

Each of Ann Arbor's five wards will have one of its
two council seats up for election this year. Although
the 2nd Ward candidate is running unopposed, the
races in the other four wards promise to be closer
than ever.
First Ward
The student-dominated 1st Ward has traditionally

Profs. challenge
"Justice Dept.,
show films

Two University professors tested the-
ir first amendment rights last night by
refusing to add a disclaimer to two
Canadian films the U.S. government
has labelled propaganda.
Both films were produced by the
National Film Board of Canada and
presented views on pollution and
nuclear war. "Acid Rain: Requiem and
Recovery," showed the effects of acid
rain on the environment. "If You Love
This Planet," fetured Helen Caldicott,
president of Physicians for Social
Responsibility, describing the after-
math of nuclear war.
ON FEBRUARY 24 the Justice
Department classified the two films as
political propaganda, and required an
announcement called a disclaimer, at'
the beginning of the films stating the
films had not been approved by the U.S.

government, said Communications
Prof. John Stevens.
The rulingalso meant that those
showing the film must keep records of
everyone who viewed it, said Stevens.
He added that neither the Justice
Department nor the Canadian gover-
nment had been able to provide
materials for such a disclaimer.
Stevens said the Justice Department
regulation requiring films produced by
other governments to be approved by
the Justice Department before they are
shown in the U.S. is old, but he thinks
the rule will be repealed.
HE NOTED that both films had
already been shown on the Congress's
private network.
Refusing to obey the regulation ap-
parently has no legal consequences,
Stevens said. le said he had not been
contacted by the Justice Department.
See FILMS, Page 2

draw fire
WASHINGTON (AP) - The coun-
try's top conservation groups said
yesterday it will take more than a new
team at the EPA to reverse President
Reagan's "uninformed and uncaring"
environmental policies.
At a joint news conference, the nine
organizations said Reagan's anti-en-
vironmental policies at the Environ-
mental Protection Agency were just as
prevalent in the dozen other gover-
nment agencies charged with protec-
ting the public.
"EPA is but the tip of the iceberg,"
said Louise Dunlap, president of the
Environmental Policy Center. "The
Regan administration's campaign to
strip the American people of adequate
environmental protection as suc-
cessfully penetrated nearly every

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Ladies and gentlemen
School of Education Dean Joan Stark advises students at Sunday's Honors Convocation to consider other viewpoints to
solving problems. See story, page 5.

Dream on
I F A NETWORK television program offered you the
the chance to fulfill your wildest fantasy, you'd
probably ask for about three yours alone with the
network's top actor or actress. Unfortunately, you
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Commerical control
T IHOSE OBNOXIOUSLY loud television commercials
may not have long to live - a device has been
developed that could eliminate the problems of commer-
cials on radio and television seeming louder than the
regular programming. Developed by the CBS Technology
Center, the automatic loudness controller attempts to ap-
proximate the response of the human ear by measuring
"perceived loudness" and to adjust a broadcast signal ac-
cnrdinglv The Federal nmmunietinns Cnmmissinn said

problem is not an overly loud sound track, but human per-.
ception. "Quite often, a TV program will end at a fairly low
volume," says Leon Matthews, president of the American
Association of Advertising Agencies. "Then the commer-
cial comes on, and it's been produced at a sound level
designed for most people in a room to hear. Sometimes that
contract can be startling."tg
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* 1935 - Ann Arbor experienced a "mud rain," which
University experts said was a result of the severe dust
storms that were devastating the west and southwest
United States at the time.
" 1955 - A University radiation monitoring system
showed almost twice the normal amount of radiation in the
atmosphere around Ann Arbor due to a nuclear blast in
Nevada two weeks earlier. 0




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