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Conference debates pros


and cons of pornography
Webster attacked. society's double sexual encounter or a rape in which the
By JAN RUBENSTEIN standard, which not only allows, but woman expressed no pleasure. These
"Sadism and masochism are com- requires men to show an interest in students were also more likely to say
ponents of the human psyche," and pornography. "It 's like admitting you they knew women who would enjoy
women, as well as men, should be don't like football; it's that suspect," being raped.
allowed to enjoy pornography without she said. Pornography is conditioning men to
risking the condemnation of society, But Edward Donnerstein, professor be sexually aroused by rape, Donner-
feminist author and educator Paula of communications at the University of stien said. He cited the recent incident
Webster said yesterday. Wisconsin, warned the 200-member in New Bedford, Mass. - where a
Speaking on the second day of a audience against the increasingly crowd of onlookers cheered the gang
three-day conference on "Por- widespread depictions of sexual violen- rape of a young women - as an exam-
nography, Censorship, and the First ce in non-traditional mediums, such as ple of this conditioned response on the
Amendment." Webster criticized films, television, advertisements, and part of men.
society for placing women in a mold popular magazines. ALTHOUGH pornography does not
which forces them to deny their true THE EXPANDING forum for por- cause violent behavior, it "reinforces
feelings. nography has caused "a desensitization already existing stereotypes about
"Women are not supposed to enjoy to this material, so that rape is no women"-that women who hitchhike or
sex without love,'' because society longer seen as violent, and the victim is wear provocative clothing are asking
pressures women "to opt for respec- not seen as in pain," he said. Donner- for sex and get what they deserve, Don-
tability and the 'good girl' pose," Web- stein cited a recent study of UCLA nerstein said.
ster said. college men, in which students who saw But Burton Joseph, Chairman of the
THUS, "WHEN women see por- or heard a violent rape became Board of Directors of the Playboy
nography, they are afraid to identify sexually aroused if the women even- Foundation, disagreed with the imn
with the pleasure of the woman on the tually expressed pleasure. These men plications of Donnerstein's views.
screen," said Webster. But Webster were more likely to say that they would "Once the forces of censorship aro
thinks women feel arousal, fascination, rape someone if they were assured they loose, it doesn't stop at what you
and even envy when they view por- would not be caught than students who (critics of pornography) find objec-
nographic material. were exposed to either a non-violent tionable," Joseph said.
Witness says Rowe innocent

AP Photo
I'm so tired
Robert Brenner stands in front of thousands of tires that'have filled a river near his business outside of Hilliards,


Reagan warns of


freeze effort impact
LOS ANGELES-President Reagan The House is expected to approve a
warned backers of a nuclear freeze resolution after its Easter recess
yesterday their efforts could "destroy calling for a "mutual and verifiable
all hope" for agreement on disar- freeze and reduction" of nuclear arms.
mament, and said there is serious doubt In Europe, freeze backers plan protests
the Soviets are complying with existing during the Easter holidays against
accords. Reagan's NATO-backed plan to start
The president, in a sweeping defense installing 572 Pershing 2 and cruise
of his arms control policies, said "im- missiles in Western Europe in Decem-
patient" American supporters of a ber if there is no arms control
freeze movement could "pull the rug agreement with the Soviets.
out from under our negotiators in The Kremlin, meanwhile, appeared
Geneva." to be weighing carefully the president's
"It is vital that we show patience, latest offer, to reduce deployment of
determination and, above all, national U.S. nuclear missiles in Europe in ex-
unity," Reagan said in a speech to the change for the dismantling of part of
Los Angeles World Affairs Council. the Soviet medium-range arsenal.
"If we appear to be divided, if the Radio Moscow termed the reaction of
Soviets suspect that domestic political the Soviet government skeptical; but,
pressure will undercut our position, notably, there was no out-of-hand bom-
they will dig in their heels," he said. bast over the offer. Foreign Minister
"And that can only delay an agreement Andrei Gromyko scheduled a news
and may destroy all hope for an conference for tomorrow, his first
agreement." meeting with Western reporaters since
June of 1979.
The Alternative Career Fair Committee kicks off its free, two-day ex-
ploration of careers in social change at 7:30 p.m. at the Schorling
Auditorium in the School of Education Building. Tonight's speaker is Zak
Mettger, editor of Washington, D.C.'s Community Jobs.
AAFC - The Point, 7 p.m., Zagreb Up A Film Festival, 8:15 p.m., Jason
And The Argonauts, 9:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild - Viva Zapata, 7 p.m., On the Waterfront, 9:10 p.m., Lorch
Cinema II - The Long Good Friday, 7 & 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Anthropology - Chulas Fronteras and California Reich, 7 p.m., MLB 2.
South & Southeast Asian Studies - Wedding of the Goddess, 7 p.m., Lane
Hall Commons.
Classic Film Theatre - Lisztomania, 7:30 p.m., Tommy, 9:30 p.m.,
Michigan Theatre.
Alternative Action - To Kill A Mockingbird, 7 p.m., A Separate Peace,
9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
School of Music - Opera, "The Marriage of Figaro," 8p.m., Mendelssohn.
School of Music - Tuba recital, Brad Weaver, 8 p.m., Recital Hall;
Clarinet Recital, Janna Skaates, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Pound House Children's Center - Peter "Madcat" Ruth, 8 p.m., Michigan
Union Ballroom.
Musket - "Hair," 8p.m., Power Center.
Ark - John Hartford, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Ark.
Canterbury Loft - "Gerry the Fool," 8 p.m., Canterbury Loft.
Geological Sciences - Noel James, "Geological History of Reefs," 4 p.m.,
4001 CC Little.
South & Southeast Asian Studies - Sriwan Tangchaitrong, "The Price of
Rice in Thailand," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
AstroFest 122 - Jim Loudon, "Asteroids II: The Klondike of the 21st Cen-
tury," 7:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Women in Communications - Marlene Sanders, noon, 2035 Frieze.
Chemistry - A. Alexakis, "Carbocupration of Acetylenic Acetals: Syn-
thetic Applications," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Natural Resources - Robert Binger, 3-5 p.m., 1040 Dana.
Education - Philip Kearney, "Reagan's New Federalism in Action:
Initial Experiences with the Education Block Grant in Michigan," 12-1 p.m.,
4003 SEB.
International Center - Abdeen Jabara, "Prisoners of Conscience: Israel
in Lebanon, 1982," 8 p.m., Anderson Rm., Union.
International Student Fellowship -7 p.m., 4100 Nixon Rd.
Korean Christian Fellowship -9 p.m., Campus Chapel.
Narcotics Anonymous - 1:30 p.m., 117 S. Washington, Ypsilanti, 8 p.m.,
Washtenaw Community College, Language Arts Building, Rm. 242.
Micr Pllann

... Attacks freeze movement

Shapiro: 'U'
(Continued from Page 1)
library system, which supports
scholarship in the humanities more
than in subjects such as engineering.
In response to an assertion by one of
the Meet the Press panelists that funds
were being poured into expensive
robotics research, Shapiro retorted,
"We're not planning any fancy
facilities for robotics."
The president also said that recent ef-
forts to establish a Michigan Research
Corporation to enable professors to
market their research were initiated by
the faculty, not by the administration.
"The administration has resisted a
research corporation," Shapiro said.
ON THE PROCESS used for school
reviews, Shapiro said that the ad-
ministration chose the schools to go un-
der review based on a consistent study
of the entire University.
All the schools have been involved in
the budget cutting process, he said, and
those picked for budget reviews were
the ones which appeared to be headed
for cuts of more than 10 percent of their
budgets. "We didn't rate a set of
priorities and select the schools with
the highest or lowest scores," he said.
Shapiro gave his complete support to
Billy Frye, the University budget of-
ficial who has taken the most criticism
for the administration's handling of the
present budget crunch.
SHAPIRO defended the recent
creation of a vice provost position
within the administration, a move
criticized by some as an expensive
bureaucratic expansion. The new ad-
ministrator, who will watch over the af-
fairs of the medical school and Univer-
sity hospitals, will save the University
money by streamlining operations,
Shapiro said.
"If we hadn't (created the post),
coordinating actions between the
hospital and the medical school would
have cost even more," he said.
Soviet defector Arkady Shevchenko
said in a speech on campus Wednesday
night that Soviet leader Yuri Andropov
is "devoid of human warmth." In a
story and headline, yesterday's Daily
incorrectly reported the statement as
"devoid of human worth."

A former government attorney
testified yesterday that ex-FBI infor-
mant Gary Thomas Rowe tried to
prevent the murder of civil rights
worker Viola Liuzzo 18 years ago.
St. John Barrett, a government at-
torney who was appointed as special
prosecutor in the Liuzzo case in 1965,
said Rowe did not fire the shots that
killed Liuzzo. He added that Rowe just
pretended to shoot by simulating firing
and even attempted to dissuade three
Ku Klux Klansmen from pursuing Liuz-
zo's car.
LIUZZO, A Detroit housewife, drove
to Alabama in March of 1965 to par-
ticipate in the voters rights march
which stretched from Selma to Mon-
tgomery, Ala.
On March 25, 1965 she was driving a
black march worker, later identified as
LeRoy Moten, back to Selma when
shots coming from a passing car
carrying Rowe and three Klansmen
struck her.
Her five children are suing the gover-
nment for $2 million, charging that the
FBI inadequately supervised Rowe
when he was an informant. Theiuzzo
children believe Rowe is responsible for
their mother's death.
TESTIFYING yesterday in U.S.
District Court in Ann Arbor, Barrett
read from an interview he conducted
with Rowe on April 1, 1965. During the
interview, Barrett said Rowe said he
attemped to deter the three Klansmen
from pursuing Liuzzo's car. Barrett
told the court that Rowe said he tried to
get the Klansmen to leave Liuzzo's car
alone by encouraging them to go to
But in the same interview, Barrett
said Rowe reported telling the Klan-
smen they ought to "whip their ass
(Liuzzo and Moten) and let the whole
world see them." Rowe also said he en-
couraged the Klansmen to "wait until
(Liuzzo and Moten) get on a side road"
before attacking, Barrett said.
In a videotaped deposition, former
Klansman Leroy Rutherford yesterday
said Rowe "never tried to stop any
(Klan) violence. He was always up
front on things like that," Rutherford
RUTHERFORD, who said he first
met Rowe in 1960 or early 1961,
classified Rowe as a nervous type of
person. "He seemed like he was a little
nervous," Rutherford said. "He had
kind of a nervous twitch like his collar
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was too tight," he said. "He had a ten-
dency to be violent."
Rutherford said he last saw Rowe on
March 21, 1965, when he, Rowe and four
other Klansmen went to Montgomery to
watch the voters rights march and to
participate in a Klan motorcade.
Rutherford said that although the pur-
pose of the motorcade, was "just to
show Klan strength," Rowe came to the
event armed with a gun. According to
Rutherford, "the only person carrying
a gun was Tommy Rowe."
Rutherford said it was against Klan
policy to carry weapons, but added that
he and other Klansmen broke this rule
RUTHERFORD told the court it was
Rowe's idea to travel to Montgomery on
March 25, 1965-thee day Liuzzo was
According to James McGovern, a
former FBI agent who was in charge of
the Liuzzo investigation in 1965, Rowe
was argumentative and difficult to con-

"I formed the opinion that Rowe was
a very independent type of individual,"
McGovern told the court. He said that
though Rowe was stubborn and
argumentative, he was still a good in-
"You can't control any informant,
especially Rowe, 24 hours a day,'
McGovern told the court. "I would say
he was difficult to control."
McGovern said the use of outside in-
formants is not an unusual practice.
The government rested its case
yesterday and, final arguments will be
heard today. District Court Judge
Charles Joiner said it could take a mon-
th or more to decide the case.

Held at First United Methodist Church
Corner of State and Huron
Service Times:
12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, and 1:30 PM
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Council of Churches
Ulrich's Annual Inventory Sale
April 2 thru April 9
Involving every article in our store
except textbooks
With special prices on calculators
Ulrich's will participate in the
South University Moonlight Madness Sale
Friday evening, April 8
with even greater bargains.
Store Hours
Friday, April 8 - Open 'til Midnight
549 E. University at the corner of East U and South U. 662 -3201



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