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o. XCIV-No. 107 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, February 8, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

Reagan

pulls

Marines

offshore

omputer
erger
ears final
ecision
By TRACEY MILLER
The computer science departments in
he engineering college and LSA
eceived the go-ahead from the Univer-
ity executive officers yesterday for a
erger the departments have been
lanning since October.
The University regents are expected
o give the plan final approval at their
eeting next week.
BOTH THE Colleges of Engineering
nd LSA agreed "in principle" to the
erger last October, as a way to con-
olidate computer instruction at the
niversity. After working on the
etails during fall term, a. committee
omprised of deans from both schools
nd two representative professors
ubmitted a report last week to Billy
rye, vice president for academic af-
airs and provosts.
Under the proposed plan, LSA's
epartment of Communication and
omputer Science (CCS) will be com-
bined with the engineering college's
electrical and computer engineering
department to form a new unit, elec-
trical engineering and computer scien-
ee, within the engineering college.
The plan reconmends that these
changes begin this July.
PROF. GIDEON Frieder, who
currently heads LSA's computer depar-
ment, is slated to chair the new depar-
ment, said Henry Pollack, an LSA
ean on the merger committee.
Pollack called the plan a "suitable
reaty" between the two schools. "We
are trying to make the transition as
ransparent as possible for the LSA
tudent," he said.
Although the department would be

Some Americans
flee Beirut

POINT MUGU, Calif. (AP)-President
Reagan yesterday ordered the gradual
withdrawal of U.S. Marines from
Beirut International Airport to ships of-
fshore while approving wider action by
American warships and vowing to
"stand firm" against the enemies of
Lebanon's government.
Reagan gave the U.S. fleet off Beirut
free rein to provide naval fire and air
support against any units shooting into
greater Beirut from Syrian-controlled
Lebanese territory, as well as against
any units directly attacking American
or multinational force personnel and
facilities.
The statement came hours after
Marine helicopters evacuated non-
essential American embassy personnel
and their dependents from Beirut in
what the State Department called a
"prudent response" to fighting in the
embattled city. The statement was
issued as Reagan began a five-day
California vacation.
THE MARINES have come under
fire recently during sharply intensified
combat between the Lebanese factions.

Reagan said he has directed Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger to
prepare a plan for the redeployment of
Marines from the airport to the ships.
. "This redeployment will begin shor-
tly and proceed in stages. U.S. military
will remain on the ground in Lebanon
for training and equipping the
Lebanese army and protecting our
remaining personnel," Reagan said.
The use of aircraft to directly hit
Syrian positions would be "up to the
military. They will use, whatever is
necessary to hit back at batteries that
are firing into Beirut."
A senior administration official, who
spoke on eondition he not be-identified
by name, said the administration hopes
the initial 'redeployment could begin
before the end of the month, perhaps
sooner, and would involve about 500
men.
REAGAN SAID naval andf Marine
forces offshore "will stand ready as
before to provide support for the
protection of American and other
multinational force personnel in
See MARINES, Page 2

AP Photo
A Lebanese rescue worker runs through the rubble caused by heavy fighting between the Lebanese Army and leftist
gunmen in Beirut yesterday. As a result of that fighting, President Reagan ordered the 1,600 Marines in Beirut with-
drawn to ships offshore.

Slave trial defendant denies abuse

By CAROLINE MULLER
The son of a Chelsea farming couple charged
with holding two men as slaves for more than ten
years denied claims yesterday that he physically
abused the two farmhands.
In an emotional testimony, John Kozminski,
30, son of Ike and Margarethe Kozminski, said he
loved both men and that they were free to leave,
the farm whenever they chose.
U.S. DISTRICT Judge Charles Joiner called a
10-minute recess after Kozminski broke down in
tears while describing his relationship with the
two alleged slaves, Louis Molitoris, 59, and
Robert Fulmer, 57.
"I've never physically hit Louie. I've never

laid a hand on Bob," Kozminski said.
"Louis just needed someone to listen to him
sometimes," said Kozminski in a choked voice.
"Sometimes he'd talk about the soap operas. Some
people thought that was funny."
KOZMINSKI described an incident when
Molitoris helped him remove a splinter from his
hand. Kozrminski also told the 12-member jury
yesterday he and Molitoris worked together to
revive a calf that was choking.
Kozminski and his parents are each charged
with one count of violating the farmhand's civil
rights and two counts of involuntary servitude.
According to U.S. District Attorney Virginia
Morgan, the two men are also mentally retar-

ded.
FULMER WAS an "uncle-type" figure, Koz-
minski said. "He gave me my first cigarette. I
felt there was a certain type of (mutual) respect
(between Fulmer and I)," he said.
Kozminski said that Fulmer had described the
farm at 4768 Peckins Rd. in Chelsea as his home
and that he "planned on staying here for the rest
of his life.'
Witnesses testifying last week in the state's
first slavery case in more than 60 years said that
the two farmhands were physically and verbally
abused by the Kozminskis and forced to live un-
der unsanitary conditions.
THEY SAID Fulmer and Molitoris lived in a
dilapidated old trailer, had inadequate clothing,

and survived on rotten food such as moldy bread.
One witness said he saw maggots in the far-
mhands' frying pan.
Kozminski said yesterday, however, that the
men were given 10 to 14 bags of groceries each
-week.
"I never saw moldy bread going in (Fulmer
and Molitoris') door, (but I saw it going out,"
said Kozminski. He added that "they had as
much clothing available to thehia s I had to
myself."
KOZMINSKI said the trailer wps in poor con-
dition because Fulmer and Molitoris didn't take
care of it. "Occasionally the place was just a pig
sty and you had to say something to them."
See SLAVE, Page 3

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See COMPUT

TER, Page 2

MSA letter calls student

conduct
By MARCY FLEISHER
The Michigan Student Assembly last
night unanimously endorsed an open
letter to the University community
criticizing the University's plan to
create a code of non-academic conduct
for students.
The proposed code, which University
officials are now putting the final
touches on before bringing it to the
regents this spring, would allow the
University to punish students for van-
dalism, sexual assault, arson, theft,
and possibly some forms of civil
disobedience among other things. The
code would also include a University
judicial system for enforcement.
The letter MSA endorsed vehemently
attacks the proposed code.
."THE PROPOSED Student Code of
Nonacademic Conduct is abhorrent,"
the letter said. This code is unaccep-
table at the University of Michigan, for
it displays disrespect toward the mem-
bers of the University community it
is here to serve - the students,".

code

'abhorrent'

Written by MSA President Mary
Rowland and the heads of several
college student governments, the letter
objects to the code on several grounds,
saying it would:
" places some students in double
jeopardy by allowing the University to
punish students for violations which
also may be brought to civil or criminal
court;
* treat students unequally compared to
the rest of the University community,
because it does not apply to professors,
administrators, or staff members;
* deny students the right to a trial by a
jury of peers, because the proposed
judicial system would be run by ad-
ministrators and professors; and
* allow too much flexibility in matching
punishments with violations, and
provide academic-related punishmen-
ts, such as suspension or expulsion, for
non-academic violations.
Before the assembly voted on the let-
ter, Hanon Kolko, a second-year law
student, told members that the code

could be used to "stifle legitimate
protest."
Kolko said the code also gives the
University excessive discretion in
choosing what punishments to apply to
violators.
"(The code) puts people who didn't
do anything dangerous in the position to
be kicked out," he said. "It gives the
university power to punish anything
they want, anyway they want."
Rowland said the letter is currently
circulating among the leaders of in-
dividual college student governments
for endorsement. When all those
groups have had a chance to consider
the letter, it will be published as an
open letter to everyone at the Univer-
sity.
Currently the code, which has been in
the planning for nearly three years, is
undergoing final revisions and will
probably go to the regents for con-
sideration in either March or April.

Olym pic arches Daily Photo by REBECCA KNIGHT
Olympic track hopefuls melanie Weaver (left) and Sue Foster (right), both University graduates, hold up the Mc-
Donald's Olympic flag with some help from the Pioneer High School Pep Band yesterday. The flags were raised at Mc-
Donald's restaurants all across America, the same day the Olympic flame was lit at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia to begin the
winter games.

ODAY-
Clipped wings
A GERMAN AVIATOR has been named "Bonehead of
the Year" for his utter failure to perfect an airplane

the group said. He was unable to raise enough money to
perfect his craft, "but true to the bonehead dreamer in all
of us, Jacob Friedrich Brodbeck was the first man to
achieve sustained controlled flight of a powered aircraft, 38
years before Wilbur and Orville Wright got off the ground,"
the club said. Brodbeck's great grandson, Blanco County
Sheriff Sherman Brodbeck, will accept the award.

art work of the students," Zoss said. "It was depressing,
especially from their viewpoint. They don't even come up to
the bottom of the windows," she said. At first Zoss thought
the workmen had only boarded up broken panes, until she
took a closer look and realized that the lower halves of all the
windows on the first floor of the three-story school were
painted black. "I couldn't imagine why anyone would do
that. It was a little extreme," she said. "The only thing I
was told was that it was an attempt to remove the graffiti. I
wouldn't say there was that much. Just people's initials,

Also on this date in history:
" 1965 - The University announced that junior women
would be allowed to live off-campus, however they could
only move into University-approved housing, and juniors
under 21 had to present written permission from their
parents to leave the dormitories.
" 1971 - Michael Knox, a member of a faculty-student
committee on classified research, said the committee had
approved research projects which were "making a
significant contribution to the war technology which is

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