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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 9, 1983-Page 3

Reagan gives Watt gag trophy
for ban on Beach Boy's rock




WASHINGTON-That shot-in-the-
foot trophy which President Reagan
handed Interior Secretary James Watt
after his attempt to ban rock music
from the capital's July 4 celebration
had but a single hole in it. It could have
had several.
Watt's ill-fated assault on the Beach
Boys was hardly the first time he's been
in trouble over questions that have little
to do with his job of managing 750
million acres of federal land. The dif-
ference, this time, was that Reagan and
wife Nancy personally served up his
dish of crow.
In a post bordering on obscurity in
past administrations, Watt has become
one of the most visible 'members of the
Reagan cabinet, and, according to
polls, the most disliked. Environmental
groups, have declared him Public
Enemy No. 1.
But Watt's combativeness has ranged
far beyond the environmental bat-
tlefield. Speaking to a group of Califor-

nia farmers in 1981, Watt said, "I never
use the words Democrats and
Republicans. It's liberals and
Watt said later he meant the com-
ment as a joke, adding that "some of
my best friends are liberals."
Watt also got into trouble for a letter
he wrote to Israel's ambassador to the
United States, warning that U.S. sup-
port for Israel could be jeopardized if
Jewish liberals opposed the Reagan
administration's energy program.
Five days after the letter was made
public last August, Watt backed down,
telling Jewish leaders they had "every
right toq be upset' and promising to be
sensitive in the future.
Wattapologized in January to
American Indians for calling their
reservations shameful examples of
"the failurs of socialism" with the
highest rates of unemployment, drug
abuse, alcoholism and venereal disease
in the country. While apologizing "if my

words caused hurt," Watt said he
wasn't sorry for his message that In-
dian governments needed more in-
dependence from Washington.
Wards aren't the only way Watt has
landed in hot water. In December, 1981,
two private parties hosted by Watt and
his wife at the home of Robert E. Lee
triggered protests from historic groups
upset that the mansion in the middle of
Arlington National Cemetery was being *
used for parties.
The General Accounting Office ruled
that Watt had improperly used gover-
nment money to pay for the cocktail
party and breakfast. Threatened with a
cut in pay, Watt relectantly turned over
$6,517 not out of his pocket, but from
funds donated by theRepublican
National Committee.
In the latest flap, Watt backed down
and rescinded his ban against rock
groups, on ground they attracted the
"wrong element," after Reagan and his
wife both let it be known that they were
fans of the Beach Boys.

Sit-in ends without concessions from Frye

(Continued from Page 1)
him for direct responses to their
BETWEEN discussions with Frye,
the protesters held planning meetings
to discuss' strategy for the sit-in and
future activities.
When the students weren't meeting with
Frye or among themselves, "we settled
down, played a lot of euchre, played a
lot of cards, and listened to WCBN,"
LSA senior Roy Cohen said. When
security guards locked the doors to the
building and removed mouthpieces
from the phones around Frye's office,
students outside the building went to
campus radio station WCBN to tran-
smit their messages of support to the
"It was good to know that there were
people on the outside who were concer-

ned about what we were doing." said
LSA senior Mark DuCharme
OUTSIDE THE administration
building, graduate student Vicki
Shapiro was responsible for com-
munication with the protesters. She
said the squatters took walkie-talkies
inside with them but by late evening
the radios were not working properly. It
was then that they went to WCBN.
Shapiro said many of the students
gave her $50 for bail money because
similar sit-ins in the pat ended with
students arrests. But University ad-
ministrators let the students remain in
the building throughout the night.
The evening was a restless one for
many of the protesters, but some
managed to get at least a few minutes
of sleep. 'I woke up because I had been
having these terrible dreams about

Frye," said LSA junior Sally Petrella,
who slept outside Frye's door. "I had to
go to the other side of the hall. It was
like strange vibes."
ONE STUDENT who didn't sleep was
Lee Brewbaker, a senior in natural
resources. "Most people had gone to
bed. The lights were out. There was this
calmness - and lots of giggling," he
The students praised the security
guards who, spent the night with them.
They offered the guards some of what
little food they had, and when they
found it was Assistant Safety Director
Leo Heatley's anniversary they attem-
pted to have a cake with candles went
into the building for him.
"They wouldn't let it in," PSN leader
Marx said.

Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Douglas Castle, speaks at the School of Natural Resources'
Honors Convocation yesterday.
Ex-EPA official says regulations
are result of social change

(Continued from Page 1)
still have yet to appreciate."
COSTLE SAID much of the damage
done to the environment before
regulations resulted from a failure to
properly interpret how various factors
might interact.
"Unfortunately, we were not able to
predict the problems with chemicals
such as DES and DDT," he said. "The
problem deals with the rate at which
they were introduced."
He said it is difficult to base
regulatory decisions purely on scien-
tific fact because available data is

frequently contradictory and can be in-
terpreted in a variety of ways.
"MOST EPA decisions involve
judgement calls," Costle said. "There
is no way that scientific knowledge is
free of ambiguity."
. Because of this, Costle said, the
agency needs strong leadership to
develop effective methods for dealing
with a changing social picture. He said
the selection of William Ruckleshaus to
replace Ann Burford as administrator
of the controversial EPA represents "a
giant step toward a new credibility in
the (agency)."
Costle said Ruckleshaus will provide

the kind of guidance that has been
missing at the agency. "Projects, like
Superfund, are in their infancy and
need nourishing and guiding," he said.
In the end, Costle said, expanding en-
vironmental regulation will have
positive effects on a changing nation,
rather than acting as a barrier to fur-
ther development.
"We have come to realize the limits
on man to exploit his habitat without
regard for the consequences," he said.
"We are finding that scarcity can be a
resource which points technology in a
more creative direction."

* "at' Wrong With the 'U' frl You", a forum focusing on problems
rninotties Mace at the tJniversity, will be held today in the Kuenzel Room of
the Michigan Umo..The forum,spgnsored by LSA Student Government, will
fcisnacai , :10-11 a.m.; recruitment, 11:15-12:15; attrition 1:30-2:30;
and financial aid, 2:45-3:45.
Faculty members and administrators will speak.
Alternative Action - I, The Jury, 7 p.m.; Sharkey's Machine, 9 p.m., MLB
AAFC - If... ,7p.m.; O Lucky Man, 8:45 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema II - Gallipoli, 7 and 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Gargoyle - Deliverance, 7:30; The Longest Yard, 9:30 p.m., Hutchins Hall.
Hillel - The Last Waltz, 7:30 and 10 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Mediatrics - "10", 7 and 9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema Guild - Hair, 7 and 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
School of Music - Midwest Composers Symposium, Voice Recital, Gerald
Walker, tenor, 8:30 p.m., Art and Arch; Symposium - includes concerts of
student compositions performed by students from Oberlin Conservatory,
Northwestern, Iowa, Illinois, 10:30 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m., School of Music
Recital Hall.
Latin American Culture Project-Latin American Music with Mercedes
Sosa, 8 p.m., Rackham Aud. Tickets available at Schoolkids Records
Residential College - "Tonight.. . Only", 8 p.m., R.C. Aud., E. Quad.
Ann Arbor Folk Festival - Jim Post, 8:30, Ark.
Soundstage - R. T. Funk Band, 9:30, U Club.
Canterbury Loft - "The Bombs", 8 p.m., 332 S. State., second floor.
University Gilbert and Sullivan Society - "The Mikado", 8 p.m., Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater.
Performance Network - Common Ground Theater, performance and
workshop, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington Street.
Dance - "Tangents of Dance: A-Senior Dance Concert," 8 p.m., Dance
Building Studio Theatre, L310 N. Univ. Ct.
Professional Theater Program - Narcisscus Bound, 8 p.m., Trueblood
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Dr. Marjorie
Nelson, "The Ultimate Epidemic," 9:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Public Library.
Student Alumni Council - "A Symposium on Life After Graduation," 1-3
p.m., Founders Room, Alumni Center.
Ann Arbor Go Club - Mtg., 2-7 p.m., 433 Mason Hall.
Career Planning and Placement - "Job Hunting Workshop for Panicking
Seniors," 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3200 Student Activities Building.
Center for Continuing Education of Women - "Letting Go and Moving
On" seminar for graduating women, 1:00-3:00 p.m., second floor Comerica
Russian and East European Studies - "The Making of the Armenian
People: Cultural Formation and National Renaissance," 9-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30
p.m., Hussey Room II, Michigan League.
Women in Science Program of the Center for Continuing Education of
Women - "Options and Opportunities in Industry: Women in Science," 8:30
a.m.-1 p.m., Rackham.
Veterans Administration - ceremony observing National Prisoner of
War/Missing in Action Day, 2 p.m., Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, 2215
Fuller Rd..
EMU ,College of Technology - "Industrial Automation: Labor
Management Issues," 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 777 Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Ar-
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 9-11 a.m., Martial Arts Room, CCRB.


Computer slows results

(Continued from Page 1)
Data Systems; Center were scanning
the ballots at a rate about ten times
slower than was originally estimated.
Goldman said this election is a trial
run for the center's ballot-scanning fac-
ilities. Despite all the delays, Goldman
said the price for counting the ballots
by computer - $200 to $400 - is still a
better deal than the $1400 to $1600 it
would cost to count the votes by hand.
Although Goldman said voters
weren't to blame for the delay, students
operating the final stages of the
tabulation nrocess told him thev were

slowed down even further by voter
Confused? Denied further infor-
mation by his own hired assistants,
Goldman also joined the ranks of
frustrated candidates and their suppor-
ters who were forced to wait even
longer for explanations and results.

Urop in the Bucket Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
Bucketeers collecting donations for the Ozone House, a house which provides
counseling and shelter for teenage runaways, hit the diag yesterday to help
Laid-off steelworker
gets presidential aid

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - A laid-off
steelworker who gave a resume to
President Reagan during a recent
presidential visit went out yesterday on
a job interview that was arranged by
the White House.
Ron Bricker, who learned of the
developments in a phone call from
Reagan himself, attended an interview
with Radio Shack, a consumer elec-
tronics and computer manufacturer
and retailer.
BRICKER, 39, who is being retrained
to work with computers, also was called
for an interview on Tuesday with South
Hills Computer Center, and an aide to

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, (R-Pa.),
picked up a copy of his resume to cir-
culate to other potential employers.
"I'm open for any job," Bricker said
as he left his computer training class at
Control Data Institute, where he had
confronted Reagan on Wednesday and
asked the president's help in finding a

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