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Ninety-four Years
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ol. XCIV-No. 66 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan --Tuesday, November 22, 1983 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

Students stunned by
The Day After'

By CAROLINE MULLER
Students across campus took a long study break
Sunday night, but they weren't running to their
refrigerators for munchies. Most were glued to
their televisions to watch a typical American town
devastated by nuclear war.
Dorm and co-op residents packed into TV rooms to,
watch the two-and-one-half-hour ABC movie,
"The Day After," which chronicled the effects of'
nuclear catastrophe in the small town of Lawren-
ce, Kansas. The graphic depiction of the nuclear
explosion and the misery of those who outlived the
blast made a deep impression on many students.
"IT SCARED ME," said LSA sophomore
Tracey Cywiak, who joined 30 Couzens Hall
residents in the dorm's third floor lounge. "But
I'm glad they showed something like that, because
many people try to protect themselves from the
reality of a nuclear war."
Cywiak also said the film showed how different
nuclear warfare is from, fighting in previous
generations. "There is so much coldness in a war
I now - we can't even face our enemies. We just
'shoot a bomb and we don't even see the people who
will die."
LSA junior Anne Beffel, another of the students
gathered around the screen at Couzens, said "The
movie made nuclear war a lot more real. I feel
like it's only a matter of time, and that we had bet-
ter get started on a freeze if we have any hope."
THE MOOD in the Couzens Lounge was tense -
no one talked during the program, and conver-
sation was quiet even during commercials. The
tension reached its peak not when the bomb
destroyed the city, but when movie characters
watched the launching of U.S. missiles toward the
Soviet Union.
"The film is trying to purport an important issue
- how horrible a nuclear war would be and why
we should avoid it. To that extent, it was good,"
said LSA sophomore Derek Scissors.
But Scissors also had some criticisms for the
film, which has drawn protests from many con-
servatives who dismiss the movie as a push for the
nuclear freeze.
k"THE FILM was slanted in that it showed a

repeated failure of deterrence," Scissors said.
The movie showed bias with such details as
showing a U.S. flag on the ground after the
destruction, "making the president of the U.S.
sound like a fool, and presenting the military as
straight fascists," he said.
Scissors called the film "propaganda" because
it "used an emotional reaction to make a political
statement."
LSA junior Dennis Harlieb who watched the
program with five friends in his own home,
disagreed that the movie made a political
statement. "They left it open for anyone to take a
side," he said. "The whole statement is that we
cannot have an atomic war because of the
devastation. If the film was dramatized or sen-
sationalized, it was to wake people up."
see STUDENTS, Page 7
F*Ilm_ dilutes
nuclear threat,
P IQ
paelis. war
By BARBARA MISLE
A real nuclear war would be far more tragic
than the fictional disaster portrayed in Sunday
night's TV movie "The Day After," speakers at a
forum to discuss the film said last night.
The movie ignored several key effects of a-
nuclear explosion, such as near freezing tem-
peratures caused by a giant mushroom cloud
which would block out the sun for several days,
said Dr. Donald Rucknagel, chairman of the
Washtenaw Chapter of Physicians for Social
Responsibility and one of four speakers at the
forum.
TRIAGE TEAMS shown in the movie would be un-
likely in an actual nuclear war since those people
See WEAPONS, Page 2

Guerilla
forces
0
besiege.
PLO em
From AP and UPI
TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Rebel Palestinian guerrillas backed
by Syrian tanks invaded northern Tripoli yesterday, routed
PLO chairman Yasser Arafat's backers from several
neighborhoods and pushed to within 1,000 yards of his office.
The rebels, seeking to drive the Palestine Liberation
Organization leader out of Lebanon, proclaimed a unilateral
cease-fire. Bat Arafat said he knew nothing about a truce,
and that his fighters were being besieged. Artillery fire and
gun battles went on all day.
ARAFAT SENT out urgent appeals for international help
in ending the fighting in Tripoli where he admitted his forces
were surrounded by both land and sea.
"The Syrians besiege from the land and the Israelis
besiege from the sea," he said.
"The Israelis have captured three ships from us, carrying
officers, freedom fighters and medical supplies. The men
were taken to (the Israeli city of) Haifa," Arafat said.
WITH BATTLES raging in several other locations around
the country, including sniper fire aimed at U.S. Mairines
stationed at Beirut airport, Lebanon is celebrating the 42nd
anniversary of its independence today amid the chaos.
The state-run Lebanese news agency said a four-day truce
had been arranged in Tripoli, but a radical Palestinian rebel
leader, Au Nidal, declared:
"There is no cease-fire. If he (Arafat) shoots at us, we will
shoot back. And if he shells us, we will go into Tripoli to get
him."
ARAFAT's spokesman said the guerrillas loyal to him
would be prepared to withdraw when they had lost all support
within Tripoli. There was no indication when such a with-
drawal would take place.
We understand we will withdraw some of our forces from
Tripoli, maybe 1,000 or 2,000 men," spokesman Ahmed Abdul
Rahman said.
ie added that nearly all the pro-Arafat guerrillas were
now in Tripoli after the final fall Sunday of the Beddawi
refugee camp, Arafat's last stronghold on the northern out-
skirts of the city.
THERE WAS little shelling of the main part of Tripoli
during the day, following the heavy bombardment and invasion.
See SYRIAN, Page 2

Doily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
'Tis the season
Garuda Dusa readies the city for the holiday season by wrapping an E. William
Street lamp post with a cedar laurel.
state campaign

Mc Govern launches

By CLAUDIA GREEN
Democratic Presidential candidate George McGovern
brought out old supporters, new fans, and some who were
just plain curious when he kicked off his Michigan campaign
Sunday.
In a slightly scratchy voice hampered by laryngitis,
McGovern outlined for the more than 500 people gathered in
the MLB the ten-point platform he announced seven weeks
ago.
ALTHOUGH McGovern announced his campaign months
behind almost every other Democratic candidate except
Jesse Jackson, he repeatedly emphasized his seriousness in
running. "I'm in this campaign very seriously with all my
heart and strength," he said after the speech, but said any of
the eight Democratic candidates would satisfy his desire to
see President Reagan replaced.
"I regard Ronald Reagan as the greatest disaster that's
ever befallen the White House . . . I'm so eager to beat
(Reagan) that I'm more than happy to support one of these
eight other men. In fact, there's very few people that I
wouldn't support," McGovern said.
But the former senator from North Dakota stressed that,
despite what his critics say he has a chance. McGovern poin-
ted to public opinion polls that showed him in third or fourth
place among the Democratic candidates immediately after
he announced his candidacy.
MCGOVERN carried on his attacks on Reagan throughout
his speech, listing measures that were often diametrically op-
posed to the Reagan administration's policies.
Reagan's recent moves in Lebanon and Grenada were the
See MCGOVERN, Page 3

Prof pushes
'U' research
conferenc
By THOMAS MILLER
With an eye toward settling the debate over defense depar-
tment research on campus, a University medical professor
yesterday proposed sponsoring a conference on military
research and academic freedom.
Speaking before the faculty Senate Assembly, Prof. David
Bassett said "I would like to propose that the University con-
vene a major conference of international scope, which would
deal with the issuestof 'harmful research' and academic
freedom."
BASSETT TOLD the assembly that even though the
University regents rejected proposed guidelines for non-
classified research earlier this year, the need for such
restrictions has not diminished.
The regents last June defeated a proposal prohibiting
research which has "substantial purpose . . . to destroy or
permanently incapacitate human beings." The guidelines
were proposed by the Research Policies Committee, a sub-
committee of the assembly.
"The reasons and issues that led the Senate Assembly to
adopt this resolution (the research guidelines) have not
disappeared - if anything, they have become more cogent
the passing months," he said.
See PROF, Page 2

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Presidential candidate George McGovern draws old and new supporters to his campaign speech before 500 at the MLB
Sunday. The former senator advocated the return of U.S. troops from Lebanon, Central American and Grenada.

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By PETE WILLIAMS University has only been allotted 12,500 cheapest gives a tourist tickets, five nights
Following the Wolverines this winter tickets for the Jan. 2 game against Auburn, in a room for four in the Ramada Inn, and a
B means dumping Pasadena and heading so the ticket office will hold a drawing if it round trip bus ticet for $269.
south for New Orleans, and local agents say receives more ticket requests than it can
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a vnt to the Sugar Bowl - for a price.Buthtiktwlonygtounsdte Orleans with Conlin, for example it'll cost
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basic feature - bus or plane fare, hotel ac- Superdome - choosing your mode of tran- fly, or $351 on a bus.
c at s ae et e sportation to New Orleans and a place to if you want more privacy and more com-
Scommodations, and game tickets - prices stay once you're there is tougher. fortable travelling, you can get a single room
than $700. The University's official tours for studen- and a flight to New Orleans for $638 through
fo r fai LS' TICKETS ARE the first expense, and will ts and faculty and staff members, offered by Conlin.
leave your wallet $20.50 thinner. The Conlin travel, cover a wide price range. The See SUGAR, Page 7
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TODAY
Verify yourself
IITTING THAT end-of-term panic about grades and
arm nsia inlBaevourself - it's also

Annual directive
F OR ALL THOSE anxious students floating around.
without direction, help has finally arrived. The 1983-84
Student Directories go on sale today for a dollar each in
the Diag, the Student Publications office at 420 Maynard,
and your favorite campus bookstore. Proceeds from the
Diag sale will go to Alpha Phi Omega, the campus service
fraternity. By the way, be sure to take a good look at the
front cover. Notice something odd about those trees where

tourist area - are a threat to health and buildings. Under a
new ordinance approved last week, people caught feeding
the fowl may find themselves paying off a $25 ticket. City
officials hope the flock will start to thin out when they begin
scattering bird seed laced with pigeon birth-control
chemicals later this month. The only vote against the new
law was cast by Councilman Bryan Wagner - he advocated
catching the birds and sending them to other cities.

Coach Fritz Crisler announced that first-string full-back
Jack Weisenburger would not be able to play because of a
broken bone in his chest. (Michigan won anyway, 7-3).
" 1969 - Part-time student employees of the Michigan
Union Food Service began organizing a union they hoped
would be recognized as their legal bargaining agent.
*1976 - University officials announced that Betty Ford
would be given an honorary doctor of law degree at winter
commencement exercises. University President Robben
Fleming praised her as "exemplifying todays' independent
woman, expressing her views honestly and forcefully."

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