The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 26, 1984- Page 3
Lawyers deny slavery charges
By CAROLINE MULLER
Attorneys for an Ann Arbor couple
charged with holding two farmhands
slaves for 16 years said the couple did
not keep the men against their will.
U.S. District Judge Charles Joiner
yesterday heard opening statements
and chose 12 jurors for the state's first
slavery case in more than 60 years.
, IKE KOZMINSKI, 61, his wife
Marguerite, 56, and their son, John, 30,
were each charged with one count of
conspiracy to violate the civil rights
and two counts of involuntary ser-
U.S. District Attorney Virginia
Morgan said that the two men had been
physically beaten, deprived of food and
clothing, and stripped of their dignity.
The two workers, Robert Fulmer 57,
and Louis Molitoris, 59, both mentally
retarded, worked for the Kosminskis
since 1967 until they were removed
from the farm at 4678 Peckins Rd. near
Chelsea in late August by officials at
the State Department of Social Ser-
MORGAN cited an incident in which
Fulmer was struck by a bull and denied
medical treatment by the Kosminskis.
And when Molitoris severed his thumb
on farm equipment he also didn't
receive medical attention, Morgan
But defense attorney Ivan Barris said
both workers were provided with social
security and covered by insurance. He
said doctors would be called on to
testify daring the trial on the condition
of the two men when they were
removed from the farm.
Morgan said Kosminski failed to
carry out an agreement to pay the men
$15 a week for daily work shifts lasting
from 3 a.m. to8:30 p.m.
THE MEN lived for several years in a
trailer which had no-running water or
heat, they were fed TV dinners and
moldy bread, and lacked adequate
cooking facilities, according to Morgan.
Barris said the Kosminskis took care
of the men who would have otherwise
Fulmer and Molitoris "were a lot better
off at the Kosminskis than they ever
would have been on the street," Barris
BUT MORGAN said that because the
two men were mentally retarded they
were unable to break away from the
The men were prohibited from
talking with neighbors or visitors, who
might have helped them escape,
Although both men tried to run away
several times, they usually returned
because they did not have enough
money or they were retrieved by the
"THE REAL issue is whether or not
these people were kept against their
will and forced to render services,"
"My clients spent hundreds of dollars
on food for them," Barris said.
Barris stressed Ike Kozminski's past
experience as a prisoner in a Nazi con-
centration camp in the late 1930s as
evidence that Kozminski would not hold
other people captive.
Both sides listed the witnesses they
planned to call during the trial, in-
cluding neighbors, former farm em-
ployees, and tenants.
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The celebration will be held on
JANUARY 28, 1984
Slauson Intermediate School
1019 West Washington St.
U-M BUS SERVICE 5:30, 6:00
in front of Michigan Union
DINNER BANQUET AT 6:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM AT 8:00 P.M.
The Michigan Student Assembly and the College Democrats bring two of
Ann Arbor's state legislators to the podium. State Representative Perry
Bullard will speak on "Militarism: Is Reagan's War in Your Future?" and
State Senator Lana Pollack will address "Recall, Taxes, and Tuition." Both
are at 7 p.m. in the Kuenzel Room of the Union.
Med - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, 7 p.m. The Great Escape, 8:30
p.m., Nat. Sci.
CFT - La Strada, 7 p.m., Amarcord, 9:10, Michigan Theater.
AAFC - Querelle, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A.
Cinema Guild - Camelot, 6:30 and 9:20 p.m., Lorch Hall.
School of Music - Voice Recital, Steven Fredericks, 8 p.m., Clarinet
Recital, Barbara Rentschler, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Union Arts - Pamela Morgan and Micheal Casher play Bach and
Locatelli, 12 p.m. Pendleton Room, Union.
UAC - Soundstage, the Captions and the Stress Babies, 9p.m., U-Club.
Center for Japanese Studies - Kenji Hayao and John Campbell, "The 1983
Elections: What does it all mean?" 12 p.m., Lane Hall.
Student Alumni Council - Bob Scharff, lunch program en interviewing
skills, 12 p.m., Alumni Center.
s NUBS - CC Consulting Staff, "Files, Devices, and I/O," 12:10, 1011 NUBS.
Forrest Hartman, "Intro. to MTS file Editor, II: Intermediate Commands,"
3:30 p.m., 165 Bus. Ad. Building. Bob Blue, "Intro to MTS: Using the Filed
Editor," 7 p.m., 2235 Angell Hall. Dave Hetrick, "MICRO Session 3:
Database Design," 7:30 p.m., 19 Angell Hall.
Physical Chemistry Seminar - Robert Parson, "Excitation Transport in
Spatially and Energetically Disordered Media," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
MSA/College Democrats - Perry Bullard, "Militarism: Is Reagan's War
in Your Future?", Lana Pollack, "Recall, Taxes, and Tuition," 7 p.m.,
Kuenzel Room, Union.
English Department - Marjorie Perloff, "Pounds Influence," 4 p.m.,
East Conference Room, Rackham.
Vision - Carole Hill, "The Structure of Color Categories," 12:15 p.m., 2055
CLRT - Gregory Marks, "Statistics on a Small Computer," 3 p.m., 109 E.
Museum of Art - Vicky Julius, Art Break, 12:10 p.m., Museum of Art.
Near Eastern & African Studies - Joel Beinin, "The Islamic Response to
Capitalism in the Middle East," 7:30 p.m., East Conference Room,
Cognative Science Program - James Morgan, "A Limiting Result in
Language Learriability: Some Assumptions & Supporting Research," 4
p.m., 102 Perry Building.
Museum of Anthropology - Tim Champion, -12 p.m., 2009 Museums.
Political Science - Scott Mainwaring, Popular Organizations, Politics, &
the Catholic Church in Brazil," 4 p.m., East Conference Room, Rackham.
Rackham/LSA - Gerald Carr, "A Tale of the Unexpected: Albert Bier-
stadt as a Victorian Painter," West Conference Room, Rackham.
UM Fencing Club -8 p.m., Coliseum.
Med Ctr. Bible Study -12:30 p.m., Room F2230 Mott Hospital.
Scottish Country Dancers -7 p.m., Hills Community Center.
Farm Labor Support Group- 7p.m., Union.
Eating Disorders Self-Help Group - 7 pm., First United Methodist Church.
Cooperative Outdoor Adventures - 7:30 p.m., 1402 Mason Hall.
Campus Weight Watchers -5:30 p.m., Studio, Michigan League.
MADD -7 p.m., Washtenaw County Sheriff's Dept.
Undergraduate English Assn. - 5 p.m., Haven Hall, 7th floor lounge.
Literary Committee, 7 p.m., Haven Hall, 7th floor lounge.
Latin American Solidarity Committee -8 p.m., Union.
CCEW - Brown bag lunch for science and engineering majors, 12 p.m., 350
Tenants Union - Tenant Counseling workshop, 7 p.m., Union.
Performance Network - Auditions for "Female Parts," 7:30 p.m., 408
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Candidates protest caucus
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The courts'will not interfere.with the
caucuses, said State Democratic Party
Chairman Rick Weiner. Previous
rulings in similar cases uphold the par-
ty organization's right to set their own
caucus rules, he said.'
"I hope they are getting a free attor-
ney," he said, "Because they are going
Weiner said the caucus is similar to
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