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Ninety-four Years Bye bye
f-Snow flurries this morning with
Editorial Freedom clearing skies in the afternoon
and a tropic high of 28.
Vol. XCIV-No. 97 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, January 27, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

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Late Wolverine
rally falls short,

Rudet task
foree gets.

Boilermakers
win 61-57
By RANDY BERGER
Special to the Daily
WEST LAFAYETTE - What has been their nemisis all
season long, haunted the Wolverines last night in Purdue.
Poor shooting from the outside and missed free throws down
the stretch spelled doom in a dissapointing 61-57 loss for
Michigan.
I read how good my shooters are, but I don't see them
going in," said dejected Michigan coach Bill Frieder.
PURDUE WENT to a zone defense in the second half
daring the Wolverines to shoot from the outside. But
Michigan couldn't respond as it shot only 34 percent from the
field. The trio of Antoine Joubert, Leslie Rockymore and Eric
.Turner alone were guilty of shooting four for 17 in the second
half.
Michigan's poor shooting down the stretch loomed so large
because the Wolverines had ample opportunities to pull the
game out. Despite being down by as much as 12 points in the
first half, Michigan fought back to tie the game 40-40 with 13
minutes left.
' However, that is when Michigan's attack stalled and Pur-
due's got going. Ricky Hall and Steve Reid, who scored 13
and 10 points respectively for the Boilermakers, both hit
shots from the outside and Purdue found itself ahead with a
comfortable 47-40 lead with nine minutes remaining.
See CAGERS, Page 8

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Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF

Runnin' on

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Reagan
and congressional leaders named a
joint task force yesterday to try to cut
deficits by $100 billion, but bipartisan
squabbling over appointments got the
new panel off to a shaky start.
Treasury Secretary Donald Regan
said that when a bipartisan commission
studies ways to slash the record budget
deficit, "nothing- is non-negotiable" -
except that the administration sees no
need for major tax increases or big
defense budget cuts.
REAGAN proposed in his State of the
Union address Wednesday night that
congressional leaders and White House
officials negotiate $100 billion in deficit
reductions over the next three years as
a "down payment" on a balanced
budget.
After an appearance before the
congressional Joint Economic Commit-
tee, the morning after the president's
State of the Union address, Regan told
reporters that "everything is on the
table" when a deficit-cutting com-
mission meets.
The treasury secretary quickly added
that the administration prefers to start
the effort by closing tax "loopholes,"
reducing domestic spending and
eliminating waste in government.
REAGAN himself said Wednesday
night that his goal is "prompt
agreement on a bipartisan deficit-
reduction plan," but he was adamant in
opposing any retreat from his costly
military buildup or a major tax boost.
Reagan's first target would be to,
slash about $100 billion from deficits
expected to total in the $600 billion
range over the next three years, star-

ting with a projected deficit of $184
billion in the current fiscal year which
ends Sept. 30.
REP. JAMES Jones, (D.-Okla.)
chairman of the House Budget Commit-
tee said he would prefer a House-passed
initiative, now awaiting Senate action,
that calls for an economic summit
meeting of the president and
congressional leaders of both parties
that would have to draft a deficit-
slashing program within 45 days.
"This would be a better approach
than to have another commission to
report back after the election," Jones
said.
Regan's testimony echoed the
president's assessment that the way to
wipe out deficits is to cut federal seen-
ding. But the treasury secretary had
one new program to propose - a
liberalized Individual Retirement Ac-
count for non-working spouses, at an
estimated three-year cost of $1.9 billion.
Reagan appointed chief of staff
James Baker to represent the president
on the panel which he expects to hold
preliminary discussions within 24
hours, White House spokesman Larry
Speakes announced.I
A dispute quickly arose over the
number of people to be appointed to the
task force by the Democratic and
Republican leaders in the House and
Senate.
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-
Mass.) and Senate Democratic leader
Robert Byrd each appointed only one
member - House Democratic leader
Jim Wright and Sen. Daniel Inouye, (D-
Hawaii) - to represent them.
House Republican leader Bob Michel
appointed four representatives.

The cold weather and wet streets can't stop the women's track team as they clock a few miles on
State St. during yesterday's practice.

County De
} By NEIL CHASE
County Democratic leaders yesterday appealed to
their national party organization to change the rules
of Michigan's March 17 presidential preference
caucuses, but party officials said they would not act
on the request.
In a letter to the chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, Washtenaw County Party
Chairman Walt Scheider said the signed ballots that
will be used for the caucus violate the voters' right to
privacy.'
UNDER MICHIGAN'S system, registered
Democrats in the state can vote for the presidential
candidate of their choice, but national party rules
require that the ballots be signed.
Since Michigan's caucuses are run by the parties,

'MS Challeng Caucus
they are not subject to the state laws governing Since the Michigan system allows voters toys
regular elections which include the right to a private walk in, cast their ballots, and leave as they we
ballot. a primary, Washtenaw County Democrat
The system is actually more like a primary than a several candidates for the presidential nomi
caucus, Scheider said yesterday in an interview. seve ralh -dcf ndde frtheprsn al
hVe calle fori'X chan in th r I

simply
ould in
s and
ination

"IT'S NOT A caucus," he said. "Caucus means
meeting. It's been misnamed - it's exactly like a
primary.''
Caucuses in most of the 27 states which use them
involve long meetings after which the voters stand up
and publicly express their preferences. ,

11VUcd1U F ~llges II eu esW.
Campaign coordinators for John Glenn, George
McGovern, Gary Hart, and Jesse Jackson have said
they are considering lawsuits to force a change in the
party rules.
Challenges to the caucus system should have been
submitted last spring when it was given final ap-
proval, according to Mike Hamby, deputy director of
the national committee's panel which reviews and
approves state methods of delegate selection.
Hamby said no changes would be made unless they
were requested by state party officials.

Slavery trial witness:
Workers were abused

By CAROLINE MULLER
Witnesses testified yesterday that a
Washtenaw County couple charged
with holding two farmhands slaves for
more than 10 years physically abused
the workers and called them "niggers."
In the second day of the state's first
slavery case in more than 60 years, U.S.
District Judge Charles Joiner heard
testimony against Ike Kozminski, 61,
his wife Margarethe, 56, and their son,
John, 30 who are each charged with one
count of conspiracy to violate civil
rights and two counts of involuntary
servitude.
ONE OF Kozminski's former em-
ployee's Edward Rohman, said the two
farmhands were held against their will,.
frequently beaten, slapped and verbally
abused.
Rohman said the Kozminskis told
him to prevent the two men, Robert
Fulmer, 57, and Louis Molitoris, 59,
from leaving the farm.
"I was told (Fulmer and Molitoris)
weren't supposed to leave the farm,"
said Rohman, 22. The men wanted to
leave, Rohman said. "They told me
(that) quite often."
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 Kozminski's, said U.S. District
Attorney Virginia Morgan Wednesday.
Fulmer worked for the Kozminskis
since 1967 and Molitoris since 1972, until
they both were removed from the farm
at 4678 Peckins Rd. near Chelsea in late
August by officials at the state Depar-
tment of Social Services.
Another witness, Marie Powers, who
sold the Chelsea farm to the Kosmin-
skis in the late '60s, said Mrs. Kozmin-
ski "kidnapped" Fulmer.
FULMER HAD worked for Powers
and she recommended that the
Kozminskis hire him. Both Fulmer and
Molitoris are mentally retarded.
Fulmer "was a good worker,"
Powers said. "He was slow, mentally,
but a good worker."
Powers said Mrs. Kozminski sear-
ched for Fulmer and found him walking
on a road near the farm and picked him
up.
ANOTHER former employee told the
12-member jury yesterday that Fulmer
and Molitoris lived in a a dilapidated
trailer which had no running water or
See WITNESS, Page 5

Pollack,
Bullard
encourage
students to
cast vote
By CLAUDIA GREEN
State aid to public universities is
sinking dangerously low while funds to
private schools continue to rise, State
Senator Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor)
said last night to an audience of 40
people in the Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union. h R
Pollack, along with State Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) urged students
to vote in the upcoming state and
presidential elections.
IT IS unlikely that Gov. James Blan-
chard's recent proposal to boost state
appropriations by 10 percent to public
universities that freeze tuition rates
will be approved by the legislature,
Pollack said.
See POLITICIANS, Page 2

Doily Photo by TOD WOOLF
University student Mark Saliman takes an oath administered by registrar Micky Feusse in the M.S.A.-sponsored voter
registration drive that kicked off yesterday. See story, page 2. -

TODAY
Open mouth, insert foot
Ov. JAMES Blanchard soon may regret ever saying

think our biggest thrill 'is the announcement of new jobs,"
said Brier. "Kansas ranks third nationally in the creation of
jobs. But I have to hand it to you, with an unemployment
rate nearly three times greater than ours, Michigan really
knows how to keep things lively." A bitter Brier said he ap-
preciates Blanchard's sentiments. "Governor, I under-
stand. Joblessness and crime, crumbling inner-cities, and
burdensome taxes certainly aren't dull. Prosperity, that's
boring." Q
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talking. He also hitchhiked across the country in 1980
without saying a word. Szychowski has never given a
reason for his silence and naturally did not speak when he
kicked off his Assembly race. "He writes very quickly and
beautifully," said Barbara Meyers of the county registrar
of voters office. Szychowski's friend Patricia Gammon
relayed the following message from the assembly can-
didate Tuesday: "He doesn't want to be interviewed and he
doesn't want to make a comment."

regents that universities must help to build a "powerful"
Army and Navy by conducting research for the defense
department and loaning staff members for special projects.
* 1964 - Prof. Walter Chambers, director of Nichols Ar-
boretum, announced that the arb would be fenced to cut
down on illegal vehicles,. dumping and tags being ripped off
trees.
" 1969 - 200 students voted to hold a five-hour sit-in in the
LSA Building to call for an end to language and distribution
requirements. F

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