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Vol. XCIV-No. 110 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, February 11, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
Familyfound'guilty in slavery tria
Could face 20 years in prison
By CAROLINE MULLER Barris said that a reversal on Joiner's ruling would
A Chelsea farming couple charged with holding two pe d Tdepend on the psychologist's testimony.
retarded farmhands as slaves for up to 16 years was I Il very pleased. I think (the Barris said Joiner should not have allowed the jury
found guilty yesterday by a 12-member jury in U.S. jury) reached a correct ver- to hear psychologist Harley Stock's two .days of
District Court. . d testimony because he said it was too theoretical and
Ike Kozminski, 61, and his wife Margarethe, 56, lc and justice was done irrelevant to the case.
were convicted of two counts of involuntary servitude - Virginia M organ
for holding workers Robert Fulmer, 57, and Louis ASTOCK, WHO works at the State Center for Foren-
Molitoris, 59, captive on their farm at 4678 Peckins Assistant U.S. District Attorney sic Psychiatry in Ypsilanti, said the farmhands
Rd. hear Chelsea. were brainwashed by the Kozminskis similar to
THE KOZMINSKIS and their son John, 30, were prisoners in war camps.
also convicted of one count of conspiracy to violate The farmhands were removed from the Kozminski
the farmhands civil rights. DEFENSE ATTORNEY Ivan Barris said farm in August by state social service officials.
U.S. District Judge Charles Joiner will announce testimony by government witness Michael Wilcome, Assistant U.S. District Attorney Virginia Morgan
sentences for the family on April 11 in the state's first a former employee on the Kozminski farm, was the said she would represent Fulmer and Molitoris if the
slavery case in more than 60 years. most damaging to their case.case is apealed. But she said she was happy with the
They face up to 20 years in prison and $20,000 in Wilcome told the jury that Fulmer and Molitoris
fines. lived in a dilapidated trailer with no running water
Defense attorney David Goldstein said he was sur- were fed moldy bread. Wilcome also said he saw a I AM VER pleased. I think (the jury) reached a
prised by the verdict and would appeal the case, bust of Adolph Hitler inthe Kozminski's living room. co ugh Morgaa said se couldh't esti ateow
much money the government spent on the case, Gold-
OF COURSE I'm upset," Goldstein said. "I don't Although defense attorneys described the Ike Koz- stein said defense attorneys spent about $50,000 by
think jstice was served minski's past experiences in a Nazi concentration the end of the 11-day trial.
Goldstein said the jury was persuaded by the camp as evidence that he would not hold someone Barris said he thought the government spent at
"parade of horribles" the government attorneys else captive Wilcome's testimony about the statue least twice as much.
presented in describing the farmhands' living con- contradicted that argument, Barris said. Morgan said she didn't think Fulmer and Molitoris
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ditionsn tee sn the mn wreally understood what was going on during the trial.
Government witnesses said the men were forced to
Daily Photo by TOo WOOLF work without pay on the farm and were physically BARRIS ALSO said that the government appealed "They kind of know that Ike did wrong," she said.
Defense attorney David Goldstein, left, and farmowner Ike Kozminski leave and verbally abused by the Kozminskis. Ike Kozmin- to the jury's emotions by bringing in a psychologist "They know the difference between right and
the Ann Arbor Federal Building Thursday after waiting more than three ski said he paid the men by providing them with food who said the farmhands wee "psychological wrong."
hours for the jury to decide if Kozminski is guilty of enslaving two mentally and shelter. hostages" and afraid to leave the farm.
Soviet leader Andropov
MOSCOW (AP) - President Yuri
Andropov is dead-after only 15 months
in power, a rule that began with
promises of change and ended with the.
i former KGB chief trying to govern a
superpower from his sickbed.
As Soviets hung out mourning flags
yesterday, the rest of the world awaited
word on who would assume the Kremlin
helm in this time of heightened U.S.-
THE GOVERNMENT announced at
2:20 p.m. 6:20 a.m. EST yesterday that
the 69-year-old Andropov, "staunch
fighter for the ideals of communism
and for peace," had died 22 hours
earlier, at 4:50 p.m.Thursday(8:50 a.m.
The death of Andropov evoked formal
expressions of regret from leaders
around the world yesterday, along with
hopes that the next head of the Soviet
Union might renew East-West detente.
Because of his relatively brief 15-
month term as Soviet leader and his
long illness, Andropov established few
close personal relationships with
policy makers in other nations. It was
reflected in the lack of emotion in many
IN A MESSAGE to the Soviet
leadership, President Reagan ex-
pressed "condolences and sympathies"
and the "deep and heartfelt desire of
the American people for world peace."
The president, relaxing at his
secluded ranch in the Santa Ynez
Mountains near here, was awakened in
the middle of the night yesterday by
deputy chief of staff Michael Deaver,
who informed him that Andropov's
death had been announced in Moscow.
For months the President and Com-
munist Party general secretary had
been seriously ill with diabetes, kidney
and circulatory problems. An official
announcement said he died of "heart
and vascular insufficiency."
DURING HIS absence from public
view, the only official word on his
illness was in November when Soviet
officials said he had a "cold."
And other Soviets predicted several
times that Andropov would resume his
public duties soon.
The official Tass news agency an-
nounced Andropov would be buried
Tuesday in Red Square, and said party
ideologist Konstantin Chernenko would
See SOVIET, Page 7
Prof says Reagan
should go to funeral
By JACKIE YOUNG
It is mostly speculation now what the
effects of Soviet President Yuri An-
dropov's death will have-on U.S. Soviet
But Andropov's death could provide a
chance for U.S. and Soviet leaders to
improve diplomatic relations, says
University political science Prof.
IF U.S. AND Soviet officials increase
See PROF, Page 7
Mackey's future shaky at MSU
By SUSAN MAKUCH
with wire reports
The future of Michigan State University President Cecil
Mackey may be in jeopardy because of his controversial
four-year career as the university's top administrator.
Reports'of a clandestine meeting in December between
four of MSU's eight members of the board of trustees fueled a
rumor that Mackey's reign as president may soon come to an
ALTHOUGH the trustees would not confirm that a meeting
actually took place, several media reports said yesterday
that trustees Bobby Crim, Malcom Dade, Patrick Wilson, and
Blanche Martin met to decide whether or not Mackey should
continue as the university's president.
The other trustees, including chairwoman Barbara
Sawyer, reportedly were not invited.
Dade refused to comment on the meeting.
"I WILL neither confirm no deny or comment on the
meeting," he said yesterday. "I won't answer any questions
about those rumors."
Mackey, 55, former president of Texas Tech University
and the University of South Florida, came to the East Lan-
sing school in 1979 after an 18-month search.
He quickly earned some powerful enemies, especially
during his two-year battle with the MSU Alumni Association.
Mackey tried to force the independent group to become part
of the university. The group finally split from the university
MORE RECENTLY, Mackey has been the subject of
See MSU, Page 3
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
John Kowaleski, a senior in forestry, saws away in the two-man saw com-
petition at the Paul Bunyan Ball in the Union Ballroom yesterday. The dance
was sponsored by the School of Natural Resources.
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*school to buy
By THOMAS MILLER
The University's School of Business Ad-
ministration yesterday unveiled an agreement
with Burroughs Corporation that will provide
the school with a multi-million dollar computer
The announcement of the pact comes less than
three weeks after the University and Apple
Computers Inc. revealed a plan to offer
discounted computers to University students
and personnel. Apple is selling some of its
computers at almost half the retail price:
APPLE, ALONG with Apollo Computers, is
also providing the College of Engineering with
computers for its new system, the Computer
Aided Engineering Network (CAEN).
In addition, Burroughs also plans to sell
microcomputers to University students,
faculty, and staff at substantially reduced
Although the business school and Burroughs
have yet to work out many of the details, the
total value of the initial plan is expected to be
$12 million. That figure includes approximately
500 computers with a retail value of about $6
million and a new facility to house the system
which will cost nearly $6 million.
THE SYSTEM reflects the trend towards
greater academic and administrative use of.
computers in the business school, said Gilbert
Whitaker, dean of the business school.
According to Whitaker, the agreement will
make the school a leader in computer
"We'll be a pioneer in the extent to which we
are going to make computers a part of the
school," Whitaker said.
THE SCHOOL plans to get at least part of the
system in by September 1, it should be working
in full by early next year, Whitaker added.
Charles Kinney, director of data systems for
the business school, says the school opted for
the Burroughs equipment over Apple and other
suppliers because the Burroughs machine was
"more business related."
He says the computer has a number of ad-
vantages over other competitors including the
See SCHOOL, Page 3
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HE CHUBBY, individually stamped Cabbage Patch
dolls who sparked near riots among shoppers when
thev were introduced into the world lastJunn. are I
promotional literature, it says the Preemies "all arrived
prematurely, but with extra special care, they'll do just
fine." The Preemies also come with a double name, per-
sonality trait, birth certificate and adoption papers. In ad-
dition to infants and pets, the new line will include Cabbage
Patch home furnishings and apparel, from the sporty or
cowboy look to nightclub chic. A sneak preview of the new
Cabbage Patch world was offered Thursday at a New York
nightclub, and it will be officially unveiled at the New York
toy fair on Monday.od
Timne Pw717n f hArnmP
including the Briarwood Theaters in Ann Arbor, has drawn
a cult following since its debut in 1975. The album comes
complete with photographs in horrific color of film stars
such as "Rocky," played by Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon,
and rockstar Meatloaf as well as costumed audience mem-
T HE UNIVERSITY'S undergraduate admissions office
is asking currently enrolled minority students to sub-
mit the names of prospective minority students to the of-
fice. Under the program which is called Each One, Reach
Helen Newberry residence hall. The photographers were
escorted by the house director into a room where four
pajama-clad women posed in a "typical midnight college
scene-a bridge session on their bunks."
Also on this date in history:
" 1956 - A University study pointed out that many wives
no doubt enjoy baking more than most other jobs around
" 1957 - University figures showed a male-female
student ratio of two to one, with the men in the majority.
" 1971 - Five male employees of a local grocery store
were told they must cut their hair or lose their jobs.