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Athletes might save

physical education

By BILL SPINDLE
Buried somewhere in the midst of three large
schools facing damaging budget cuts is a tiny
department that just may be saved because of
its close ties to a mighty University institution.
The department is physical education and
the institution is athletics.
A REVIEW committee recently recommen-
ded the physical education department be cut
by 50 percent just like the rest of the School of
Education. That recommendation is awaiting
approval by several other University bodies
before it will be finalized. But some officials
say the panel's proposal will be rejected
because it would damage the University's
major athletic teams.
"Physical education will survive intact

because it is a repository for athletes," said
Dave Robinson, an assistant admissions direc-
tor. "They (administrators) will keep an entry
port (for athletes) because it would be
devastating for athletics if they didn't ... we
certainly aren't going to do anything to hurt our
ability to attract athletes regardless of
academic ability."
The physical education department enrolled
20 of 24 freshmen football players in 1981. Last
year about 11 of 25 freshman players entered
the department, admissions director Cliff
Sjogren said.
THE PANEL recommended that the depar-
tment cut its leisure studies and teacher
training programs, which some say hold the
majority of athletes. The kinesiology or exer-
cise science program should be preserved by

moving it out of the School of Education, the panel
said. Both the department chairman Dee
Edington, and the athletic department's head
academic counselor, George Hoey, said no
records are kept of what programs athletes in
physical education take.
Critics, of the department say that its low
admissions standards provide a "back door" into
The University for athletes who otherwise would
not be eligible for admission.
Other officials defend the department,
saying that the high percentage of athletes
enrolled merely reflects the natural interest
athletes have in physical education. It is com-
parable to a band member's affinity for the
music school, they say.
REGARDLESS of the reason for the high
number of athletes enrolled Robinson said that

cleats and basketballs may influence the fate of
the department as much as teaching and
research.
The University is not willing to risk losing the
alumni donations, student recruiting, and
national visibility which a good athletic
program provides for the University, he said.
Education Prof. W. Robert Dixon said the
University's desire for a strong football and
basketball team could influence how much the
department gets cut.
"IF YOU WIPE out physical education
programs and you don't leave provisions for
these athletes, you can't compete in the con-
ference," Dixon said. "I don't think that (the
University) wants to get out of the Big 10."
Charles Lehman, another education
professor, said that athletics are important

enough that "the University will find some
haven for students in the athletic department."
At this point in the education school review,
however, no assessment has been made as to
what effects cuts to the physical education
department would have on athletic teams, said
Billy Frye, vice president for academic affairs
and provost.
ACCORDING to Mary Ann Swain, chair
woman of the Budget Priorities Committee,
Frye instructed the panel which reviewed the
school not to examine physical education's ties
to the athletic department.
Swain's committee plans to examine how the
proposedcuts would effect athletics, Frye said.
If the athletic department does oppose cuts to
See BUDGET, Page 3

Bilious
Ninety- Three Years Rain this morning diminishing to
Of scattered showers by afternoon.
High should stay around the upper
Editorial Freedom 40s.
Vol. XCIII, No. 145 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, April 3, 1983 Ten Cents Eight Pages

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Residential A
Co llege
budget cut°
$36,00
By DAN GRANTHAM
Residential College students can ex-
pact fewer courses to be offered this fall
as the result of a $36,000 cut in the
college's budget. b
Among the budget reduction's vic-
tims were the dance and field studies
programs, which were entirelyx
eliminated, a number of social science
courses, and several professors.'
THE BUDGET cut forced the college
to place higher priority on certain areas
within the college, said John Mer-
sereau, the college's director.
"The first consideration was whether
or not the activity was central to our
programs. There were some courses -
which have always had a home here, Demonstrators lie down in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday
Nuclear Disarmament as part of its Easter Peace Protest.
Gromyko rejects Reagan'
* arms reduction plan

Thousands
hold die-ms
SE
in Europe
FRANKFURT, West Germany - Tens of thousan-
ds of peace protesters staged "die-ins," blocked U.S.
military bases, handed tulips to riot police and
screamed anti-nuclear slogans yesterday ,during
Easter weekend demonstrations in Western Europe.
In Glasgow; Scotland, 4,000 protesters converged in
the main square and collapsed in feigned death to the
wail of sirens and bagpipes, simulating the effects of
an" atomic war.
"IT IS A symbolic action, and it makes the point
very well that ultimately, there is no defense against
a nuclear attack," said Tony Nec, a 25-year-old Scot-
tish protester from the Edinburgh suburb of Bilston.
The protesters were demonstrating against North
Atlantic Treaty Organizations plans to deploy 572
U.S.-made Pershing II and cruise nuclear missiles in
Western Europe starting later this year if the Soviet
Union does not dismantle hundreds of multiwarhead
See PROTESTORS, Page 3

APPhoto
in a "Mass Die-In" organized by the Scottish Campaign for

From AP and UPI
MOSCOW - Foreign Minister Andrei 'If the
Gromyko delivered a stinging rejection America
yesterday of President Reagan's plan
for breaking the stalemate over arms then ther
reductions, labeling his offer "unaccep-
table on all counts" and warning that it
widens the gulf between East and West.
Giving the, Kremlin's first official
-response to the U.S. plan during a medium range ro
televised, two-hour news conference Asia.
Gromyko charged that Reagan made Gromyko warn(
the missile reduction offer to obstruct against pressuring
the medium-range weapons talks in to an agreement
Geneva while preparing to deploy new the Kremlin wo
nuclear missiles in Europe. ticipation in the
GROMYKO said that "apparently, deploy even more
the American administration does not ahead with plans t
want an improvement in relations with missiles in Eurol
the Soviet Union. year.
"It wants the Soviet Union to come "If the position
forward with drastic concessions to the America remains
detriment of its security interests. This nounced, then the
will not happen." agreement," the
The 74-year-old foreign minister response to a qu
outlined a three-point rebuttal of opening 66-minute
Reagan's proposal, unveiled Tuesday, mament and foreil
which calls for NATO to reduce the GROMYKO wai
number of medium-range nuclear missiles are de
missiles it plans to deploy in Western "There can be n
Europe in exchange for the disman- anyone's mind, ti
tlement of a fixed number of similar will take the apprc
Soviet missiles. enough materi
REAGAN MADE the interim possibilities,
proposal after the Soviet Union rejected Gromyko said
his earlier "zero option" plan to cancel posal, like the
deployment of all the 572 NATO Per- British andFrencl
shing II and cruise missiles in exchange well as NATO nu
for the dismantlement of 600 Soviet based in Europe.
TODAY-
On to the nationals
W EARING RED LONG johns, a pink tutu and
carving up a dead carp to the classical strains
of Tchaikovsky, a Drake University football
player earned the title of "The Most Stupid
Person in the Midwest" at a contest held in Davenport,

position of the United States of
remains such, as it was announced,
re is no chance of an agreement.'
-Gromyko

ckets in Europe and
ed the United States
g the Soviets to come
at Geneva, and said
uld reconsider par-
talks and possibly
rockets if NATO goes
o station 572 new U.S.
pe starting late this
of the United States of
such, as it was an-
re is not chance of an
minister declared, in
uestion following -his
discourse on disar-
gn policy issues.
rned that if new U.S.
eployed in Europe,
o doubt, no doubt in
that the Soviet Union
opriate steps. We have
ials, the mental
to do this.''
Reagan's interim pro-
zero option, ignores
,h nuclear arsenals as
uclear-armed aircraft
Moscow says those

forces must be included in estimating
NATO strength.
But the United States insisted yester-
day that President Reagan's latest
proposal on limiting medium-range
nuclear missiles in Europe remains
viable, despite Gromyko's rejection of
the plan's key elements.
"There's a history here of things being
rejected at one moment and ultimately
being accepted," said a senior U.S. of-
ficial. "What they regard as unaccep-
table today, they may not regard as
unacceptable tomorrow."
Yet, the United States was "disap-
pointed at this unconstructive initial
Soviet reaction," the officials said at a
State Department briefing.
Gromyko contended Reagan's latest
proposal wuld give NATO a two-and-a-
half to-one advantage in medium-range
nuclear warheads over the Soviet
Union. But he gave no figures to back
his assertion.
The State Department said this
assertion "does not square with the fac-
ts."
It said that the Soviet Union now has
1,300 nuclear warheads on its SS-20 and
older SS-4 and SS-5 missiles and that the
United States has none.

Students
get Ups
on job
By JODY BECKER
Journalist Frank Viviano urged
students attending the Alternative
Career Fair in East Quad yesterday to
respect their convictions when the time
comes to find a job after graduation.
"Maintain and pursue your convic-
tions," Viviano said. "Don't abandon
them."
VIVIANO, ONE of several featured
speakers at the annual workshop, is
editor of the San Francisco-based
Pacific News Service, which distribut-
es "alternative" articles to newspapers
throughout the nation.
Exploring careers within the alter-
native sector, or "what used to be con-
sidered the underground," should be
an integral part of a student's job hunt,
Viviano said.
But he also told students that the
rewards would probably not be
monetary.
"DON'T EXPECT to get rich. Don't
expect it for a minute," he said.
He recommended that anyone
seeking work - alternative or main-
stream - should establish themselves
in a field of expertise and develop a
strong base of experience in that area.
He recommended internships as an ex-
cellent starting point.
Ann Arbor News reporter Bonnie
See FAIR, Page 2

Daiy rPhoto by JEFF SCHLRIER(

Journalist Frank Viviano yesterday urged students to pursue their convic-
tions after graduation. Viviano was one of several featured speakers at an
Alternative Career Fair on East Quad.

ploit the unemployment situation in the midwest and
amount to nothing more than a "human cock fight."
Crawford delighted the crowd as he pirouetted across the
stage in red and white high-top sneakers, carrying his dead
carp and carving scales into the audience. He said he had
looked all day to find his "co-partner" in the skit. In second
,place was a duet billed as the Doctors of Impending Doom
who gave a rendition of "Silvis, Silvis" to the melody of
"New York, New York." Third was Roger Myers of Fulton,
Ill., who attached two strings to his nose and offered a
unique musical version of "Dueling Nostrils."

awhile," so I went over and sat down on the bench." By the
time LaSalle, 35, got a 25-minute meeting with the Big Man
himself, 475 days later, the Big Man had changed from
Jerry Brown to George Deukmejian. "He was extremely
cordial and friendly," LaSalle said after meeting Deuk-
mejian. LaSalle said he spent weekdays outside the gover-
nor's office and nights in his car. He took showers in a local
office building and obtained expense money by selling most
of his baseball card collection. Neither he nor the gover-
nor's office would elaborate on what was said about the
ri43a nee _

South African holdings. The University held over $8000,000
in stock in one of the companies.
Also on this date in history:
" 1926 - Women were granted access to the under-used
Union swimming pool for three mornings and one evening
per week.
" 1933 - Washtenaw County voters overwhelmingly ap-
proved repeal of Prohibition, the Eighteenth Amendment to
the Constitution.
" 1965 - LSA faculty opened discussions on a proposal to

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