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Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, December 2, 1983
for missile protest
By DEBORAH ROBINSON
Seventeen persons including one Univ-
rsity student were arrested yesterday
during demonstrations at the Walled
Lake headquarters of a defense depar-
tment contractor about 40 miles east of
The arrests bring to 44 the number of
people charged since Monday with
trespassing and contempt of court for
protesting at a Williams International
Corp. plant where engines for the
Cruise Missile are produced.
ANITA RINGO, a 19-year-old LSA
sophomore, was taken into custody by
Oakland County police at about 7 a.m.
along with eight other members of an
Ann Arbor peace group after they
blocked the entrance to the plant.
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She and six others in her group were
sentenced to 30 days in jail on contempt
of court charge. Two requested legal
council and their hearings were
Another University student, LSA
senior Margaret Garrigues, was
arraigned in Walled Lake District
Court on charges of trespassing and co-
nspiracy to commit a misdemeanor.
She stood mute to the charges.
Garrigues was arrested at the plant
ALL THE protesters face sentences
of up to 14 months in jail if convicted of
trespassing, contempt of court, and
conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor.
More arrests are expected today.
In all, more than 150 protesters
demonstrated in front of the Williams
plant yesterday, singing songs while at
least 13 Oakland Coutny Sheriff's of-
ficers stood by, checking workers' iden-
tifications and reading a court injun-
ction to the crowd.
The injunction advised demonstrators
that they were prohibited from
trespassing or blocking the entrance to
the Williams International plant.
RINGO'S GROUP, consisting of
members of the Michigan Alliance for
Disarmament and the Ann Arbor
Women's Peace Camp, was arrested
immediately after the demonstrators
entered the company's property.
See 'U', Page 6
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Five protesters from Milwaukee block the Walled Lake facility yesterday with an actual size model of a Cruise missile.
The five were arrested minutes after they sat down and police carted the model away.
City fires policeman
accused of brutality
Scuffle in dorm
leads to eviction
of football player
By NEIL CHASE
An Ann Arbor police officer lost his job this week
after an investigation into charges that he un-
necessarily beat two University students following
the Oct.22 Michigan-Iowa football game.
Officer Percy Wright, a twelve-year veteran of the
force, was dismissed because he reportedly falsified
his report of the stadium incident.
POLICE OFFICIALS yesterday refused to com-
ment on the case. "I'm not going to make any other
comments about it other than to tell you he's been
discharged," said Ann Arbor Police Executive Major
Wright could not be reached yesterday.
Medical student Chris Gordon, who was arrested
after he scuffled with Wright while trying to get onto
the field, and 'Mike Adams, the other student
arrested, had complained to detectives about
GORDON SAID he was satisfied with the officer's
dismissal. "I think it's appropriate for the actions he
took at the game," said Gordon, who suffered a head
injury when Wright hit him with his nightstick. "I
don't think he should be carrying a gun.".
Wright, 34, has received several awards for his
See POLICE, Page 6
Officer Percy Wright raises his nightstick over
several students at the Michigan-Iowa game. Wright
wa tired tf is week.
et Pro Nincic soars 10 class
By BARBARA MISLE -
While most University professors
drive their cars or trod on foot to class
this morning, Miroslav Nincic will be
soaring above the clouds to make it to
's one o'clock class.
Every Friday morning this term,
Nincic, a professor of political science,
sets out on a weekly journey from New
York to Ann Arbor to teach a marathon
three-hour course at the University.
Y MONDAY, he's back in New
Yo teaching political science at New
Nincic left the University last spring
to teach at NYU, but he agreed to teach
oneations this term because the political
ence department could not find a
Known by some colleagues as "The
Jet- Prof," at 34 the Yugoslavian-born
Nincic is recognized internationally for
his research on the role of economics in
STUDENTS shower Nincic's courses
with praise saying that they learn more
- and remember more - from him x
an any other professor. But they also
ay his classes are more intense than
any at the University.
Nincic, standing just under five foot
eight inches tall, commands respect
from his students. He speaks precisely, It's rare to catch Political Science Prof. Miroslav Nincic sitting in his Haven Hall office. Nincic flies from New York to
his words laced with a strong accent. Ann Arbor every Friday to teach one course at the University on international economic relations. Students say they
Yet his teaching style is not over- learn more in Nincic's class than any other at the University.
See POLITICAL, Page 9
By SUE BARTO
Michigan football player Dan Decker
was evicted from South Quad earlier
this week for allegedly shoving a
resident advisor, a dorm official con-
Although South Quad resident direc-
tor Geoff Germann refused to comment
further, several dorm residents said
Decker, a resident of Taylor House,
was evicted after scuffling with Huber
House resident advisor Ted Kotsakis,
during a false fire alarm shortly before
DECKER, A sophomore special
teams player, could not be reached for
comment yesterday, but his mother
said in a phone interview last night that
Decker had left South Quad and moved
into another Ann Arbor residence.
Clark Clodfelder, Decker's resident
advisor, would not comment on the
See ATHLETE, Page 2
... evicted from dorm
Johns Hopkins doctor
nominated for 'U' post
By TRACEY MILLER
A nationally renowned surgeon and
former University Medical School
professor has been nominated to fill the
newly-created office of vice-provost for
medical affairs, University executive
officers announced yesterday.
Dr. George Zuidema, currently a
surgeon and medical administrator at
Johns Hopkins University, will be
rcommended to the University regents
at their December 15-16 meeting. If ap-
proved by the regents, Zuidema will
asume the post April 1, 1984.
A NATIVE of Holland, Michigan,
Zuidema is director of the Section of
Surgical Sciences at Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine, and the surgeon-in-
chief at Johns Hopkins hospital.
As the University's first vice-provost
for medical affairs - a position
created by the regents last February
- Zuidema will be responsible for
coordinating the operation of the
medical school and hospital.
The dean of the Medical School and
the executive director of the Univer-
sity's hospitals will report to Zuidema,
who will work under Billy Frye, vice
president for academic affairs and
ZUIDEMA also will assume a
See VICE-PROVOST, Page 6
F IFTY PAIRS OF legs will be striding, strolling, and
strutting on the stage in Bridgeport, Connecticut Friday,
meter that registers applause,, will choose the most
popular. "The contestants are really getting a kick out of
this," says center director Arline Brown. 7
AhMYSTERIOUS 3-foot-high, 500 pound bronze
sculnture. which has been sitting in Oregon Secretary
sworth, who would be 81 today if he is still alive," Paulus
said. She said it would be inappropriate for the state to put
the bust of a religious figure on display and she hopes to find
a group to take it on loan so the public has the opportunity to
" 1957 - Pi Lambda fraternity was fined $400 and placed
on social probation for the rest of the term for holding an
unauthorized party at which liquor was served to minors.
" 1935 - The Rackham Graduate School received $1.5
million in addition to the original $5 million bequest from
Horace Rackham's estate to aid in the purchase of property
for a new graduate school building.