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Ninety-Three Years
Editorial Freedom


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Who'll stop the rain? It looks like
someone has. Mostly clear and
warmer, with a high in the 50s.

Vol. XCIII, No. 152

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 12, 1983

Ten Cents

Ten Pages





joins the
First of a three-part series
It was 1937 when Frank Terman, a
remarkable Stanford University
professor, set out to build "a com-
miunity of technical scholars," which
today is called the Silicon Valley.
Twenty years later, the farming in-
dustry in eastern North Carolina took a;
major downturn and the highly suc-
cessful Research Triangle Park began.
ONLY NINE years ago, cuts in
government contracts for munitions
pear the end of the Vietnam war sent
unemployment skyrocketing in the
Boston area. Today, the Route 128 area
outside Boston boasts a booming high
technology industry.
Michigan, devastated by the
recession's effects on the auto industry,
would like to follow in the footsteps of Between the li
these three technological meccas and
become the next "world-class center" The thick supports of the metal
See HIGH-TECH, Page 6
T enants union
splits to secure
increased funds

maj ority


MSA seats

A total of 20 members of It's Our
University swept into the Michigan
Student Assembly on the coattails of
presidential and vice presidential can-
diates Mary Rowland and Jono Soglin,
final vote tallies showed yesterday.
Yesterday's results from the Univer-
sity's four largest schools gave IOU 11
more seats to add to the top two posts
and seven spots the party had won from
the smaller schools. Election officials
had to resort to a hand count over the*
weekend to tabulate the results of last
week's elections after a new computer
program failed to spit out the right
ROWLAND AND Soglin grabbed
twice as many votes as their closest
competitors for president and vice

president. Their party will hold 20 of 37
spots on the assembly.
Elected to represent the School of
Business Administration were Jamie
Goldsmith (Improve Michigan's
Policies, Academics, and Com-
munications Today) and George
Trudell (IOU).
Tanya Domke (ACT), John Haughton
(British Humour Party), and James
Schueler (IOU) picked up seats from
the engineering college.
WINNERS OF LSA spots were: Julie
Anbender (IOU), Marc Bernstein
(Ind.), Mary Berridge (IOU), Mark
Blumenthal (ACT), Lisa Dannecker
(IMPACT), Lori Freeman (ACT),
Steve Kaplan (BHP), Butch Kelly
(IOU), Julie Luft (ACT), Julie Mendel
See IOU, Page 2

Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
sculpture outside the Art Museum frame a solitary walker yesterday.

Engin. faculty attacks
plan to cut humanities

In the face of serious financial
troubles, the Ann Arbor Tenants Union
(AATU) will split into two
organizations next month to secure bet-
ter funding, according to the group's
The 15-year-old organization has had
to cut back on its counseling services
and institute a small fee to the people it
serves due to its financial problems,
said AATU Program Director Maureen
The $7,000 the union receives each
year from the Michigan Student
Assembly has barely been enough to
pay rising costs of operation, she said.
0 BY CREATING A NEW arm of the
union, members say, the organization
will become eligible for government
and community grants to support coun-
seling services. In the past the union
also played an activist role on tenants'

rights issues, thereby excluding it from'
a tax exempt status.
Tenants Union services have in-
cluded pre-rental workshops, coun-
seling on disputes between landlords
and tenants, and distribution of printed
information on renting and subleasing.
After the split, one organization will
retain the AATU name and still receive
10 cents from every University student
each term through the MSA mandatory
fee. It will offer limited informational
services and concentrate its activities
on lobbying for pro-tenant legislation
such as the recently-passed city lock
law, according to Delp. .
THE SECOND organization, called
the Tenant-Landlord Resource Center
(TLRC), will be funded through gover-
nment or city grants and community
organizations. Because of the gover-
nment funding, this organization will
See TENANTS, Page 5

Engineering college faculty members said yesterday that
a plan to eliminate the college's humanities department
should be rejected because it would serve no purpose and
would hurt engineering students.
"I just wish I knew what is really the motivation" for the
plan, said Prof. Chia-Shun Yih at a public hearing before the
college Executive Committee, He said the suggested
elimination of humanities would save very little money and
would end a valuable service.
HE SAID the department has been very successful in im-
proving the writing skills of his students, and he expressed
the fear that if engineers were forced to fulfill their
humanities requirements in LSA, they would not get the atten-
tion they receive in the engineering college.
"Who would advise the students?" he asked. "I don't see

that there are many people over there (in LSA) concerned
about our students."
Engineers should be able' to study under the humanities
department's "mature" professors rather than the graduate
students employed in LSA, Chemical Engineering Prof. Dale
Briggs said. "I would trust my children to them (humanities
professors) as opposed to sending them over to LSA," he
PROF. WILBUR Bigelow said LSA instructors "wouldn't
give a damn." He traced the department back to about 1960,
when he was appointed to a committee whose job was to im-
prove its curriculum.
He said the department then offered a program of fresh-
man composition and speech which neither students nor
faculty members were happy with. The result of his commit-
tee's work became the great books series for first-year
See FACULTY, Page 6

Bige low
... proposal a "regression"

'Gossett wins Oscar
for supporting role

Petition drive against
,*Daily comes to an end

By BARBARA MISLE editorial judgmen
describe problems
A 10-day petition drive protesting February, when the
recent articles printed in The Michigan took over.
Daily ended Sunday when the group Barry Witt, edi
presented 4,300 signatures to the editors Daily, said the arti
and staff of the Daily at a meeting in the jects to were
Michigan Union. although some read
Although the goals of the petition fensive.
drive were a public admission by the THE DAILY cons
Daily to acts of "irresponsible jour- letter to the edi
nalism" and a promise to be more signatures on it. It
responsible in the future, there were no wy we've bee
specific requests made at the meeting. criticism that we
BRIAN SHER, LSA junior and head Witt said.
of the newly-created Committee for a Whe admitted t
Responsible Michigan Daily, said the er ad
petitions were not an attempt to dictate, See PETITIO
Holding a grudge
N 85-YEAR-OLD woman who harassed a man
with crank phone calls for 43 years because of a
dispute over her dog is off the hook. Prosecutors
agreed Friday to drop the latest charges against
Gertrude Jamieson of Chattanooga because they feared she
might die in the workhouse. "We're not going to put an old
iuadv whn' dvina in iail." said Jerrv Sinan. assistant

nt, but a way to
with the paper since
e new editorial staff
itor-in-chief of the
cles the petition ob-
not irresponsible,
ders found them of-
siders the petition "a
tor with a lot of
is a criticism of the
n doing things, a
don't agree with,"
hat he was satisfied
)N, Page 5

From AP and UPI
LOS ANGELES - Louis Gossett
Jr., the tough but fair drill sergeant in
An Officer and a Gentleman, was
named best supporting actor of 1982,
while E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial took
three early Oscars at the 55th
Academy Awards on Monday night.
"All you other four guys, this is
ours," Gossett told his fellow
nominees as he accepted the prize. He
was only the third black performer to
win an Oscar - following Hattie Mc-
Danie for Gone With the Wind in 1939
and Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the
Field in 1963.
Gossett also won an Emmy for his
performance as Fiddler in the TV
miniseries, Roots.
E.T. PICKED UP awards for best
original score by John Williams, and
best visual effects and sounds effects
Volver a Empezar(To Begin Again),
a Spanish movie about a writer exiled
during the Franco era who returns
home, was named best foreign film.
Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli,
Richard Pryor and Walter Matthau
shared master-of-ceremonies chores
in the three-hour spectacular, expec-

ted to attract a worldwide audience of
half a billion viewers.
GANDHI, the sweeping biography
of the man whose nonviolent leader-
ship freed India from British rule,
won the best costume design Oscar,
but lost to Quest for Fire for best
Tango won the best short film
Oscar and its Polish producer,
Zbigniew Rybczynaki, used the
televised forum to make a brief
political statement, saying, "We
share this award with Lech Walesa
and Solidarity." Teenage heartthrob
Matt Dillon, who earlier had tried to
usher the winners off stage, scratched
his head as they finally walked away.
This year, the race for actress
seemed to have narrowed to Meryl
Streep of Sophie's Choice and Jessica
Lange of Frances. Past history
suggested that voters would instead
honor Lange as supporting actress for
BEN KINGSLEY was the heavy
favorite as best actor for his portrayal
of the Indian leader in Gandhi. But
Paul Newman could win for The Ver-
dict on the basis of past performance;
he has been nominated for best actor
six times.

Ar ruiutu
Lou Gossett holds the Oscar he won for his supporting role as a marine drill
sergeant in 'An Officer and a Gentleman.'


1940 when he was a 16-year-old newspaper delivery boy and
Jamieson's shaggy, white dog nipped him on the heel.
Thompson said he had the canine caged at the city pound
and that Jamieson never forgot, even though the dog was
returned to her a few days later. Q
Propose grass tax
AN ARIZONA state House panel has voted to license
anti a rgd pS bhvn ax am n wont hu

automatically liable for back taxes. A $10 tax stamp for
each ounce of marijuana could raise $9.9 million a year, ac-
cording to Department of Public Safety estimates based on
last year's confiscations. CD
The Daily almanac
O N THIS DATE in 1978, journalist-author Tom Wolfe,
sneaking at the Hoowood Awards ceremony, told asniring

" 1977 - University President Robben Fleming announ-
ced that students could expect a tuition hike of at least 8
percent for the coming year. The increase would raise
lower-level in-state tuition to $1,000 per year and lower level
out-of-state tuition to $3,257.
On the inside
The Opinion Page and PIRGIM battle toxic waste Ar-




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