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Vol. XCIV-No. 114
Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, February 16, 1984
From AP and UPI
MOSCOW - The Soviet Unions new
leader, Konstantin Chernenko, at-
tacked U.S. policy in Central America
and the"aggressive intrigues of U.S.
imperialism" in meetings yesterday
with the leaders of Cuba and
The official Tass news agency, repor-
ting on Chernenko's meeting with
Nicaraguan Junta leader Daniel Or-
tega, said "both sides strongly denoun-
ced Washington's intention to whip up
tension, to interfere in the internal af-
fairs of countries in that region and to
impose its writ on them."
CHERNENKO'S attack on the United
States came less than 24 hours after he
met with Vice President George Bush,
who said the new Kremlin leader
agrees that "constructive" steps "are
needed to halt the decline in U.S.-Soviet
"We felt the spirit of the meeting was
excellent," Bush said Tuesday after the
first session between a top U.S. official
and a Soviet leader since Bush met An-
dropov at the funeral of Leonid
Brezhnev 15 months ago.
In his meeting with Ortega, whose
leftist regime is under attack from
U.S.-backed rebels, Chernenko
reiterated Moscow's support for "the
Nicaraguan people, defending the
freedom and independence of their
homeland," Tass said.
Chernenko, who succeeded the late
Yuri Andropov Monday as general
secretary of the Soviet Communist Par-
ty, then met with Cuban President
Fidel Castro and reiterated Kremlin
backing for Havana's opposition to "the
aggressive intrigues of U.S. im-
PRESIDENT Reagan in remarks
prepared for a Republican fund-raising
dinner last night, said that when Bush
met Chernenko in Moscow on Tuesday
after Andropov's funeral, the vice
president emphasized "America's
desire for greater mutual understan-
ding and genuine cooperation between
our two countries."
"He also made clear our concerns
over such issues such as human rights
and -regional conflicts," Reagan said.
"America has always been willing to
meet the Soviets halfway to find
solutions to the many problems that
divide us, and to reach fair arms reduc-
tion agreements. If the new Soviet
leadership decides to join us in a good
faith effort, we can accomplish much
"There's noebetter time to start than
right now," Reagan said. "If the Soviet
government wants peace, then there
will be peace."
Senate Republican leader Howard
Baker yesterday urged President
Reagan to hold a summit meeting this
year with Chernenko, saying the two
probably would "get along ve'y well."
Baker, who traveled to Moscow with
Bush for the funeral of Yuri Andropov;
described the 72-year-old Chernenko as
a "take-charge individual" and said he
showed a "lack of anger, animosity" in
his meetings with the American
Spring tease Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
This couple enjoys a mid-winter break as temperatures soared into the fifties last Sunday melting away the last remnants of ice on the Detroit River.
'Defense re-Isearch* projectsstle
By PETE WILLIAMS
A University professor may have to tell the Defense
Department he cannot work on two research projects
because of their possible applications to anti-sub-
Erica Freedman, a member of a University panel
which reviews classified research proposals, has
rejected two Navy projects proposed by Electrical
and Computer Engineering Prof. Theordore Birdsall,
on the grounds that they violate the University's 1972
guidelines restricting classified research.
"HE IS HELPING us to wage a first-strike nuclear
war," said Freedman, an LSA junior.
Birdsall said yestrday his projects on the tran-
smission of sound underwater may have "indirect
ea an S
By SUSAN ANGEL
"The characteristic attribute of the
Reagan administration has been to
speak loudly and carry a small stick,"
said Political Science Prof. William
Zimmerman yesterday at a conference
on the nation's foreign policy under the
"Reagan finds it necessary to say
unkind things against the Soviet Union
in place of action," Zimmerman said.
And the use of rhetoric "gets in the way
of potential areas of agreement," he
said. "It's not just sticks and stones
that break bones, words hurt, too."
ZIMMERMAN was the first of six
professors to speak at Rackham Am- P
phitheater yesterday on current trends
in U.S. foreign policy.
The Reagan administration took its
knocks during the forum, which about W o
100 people attended. v v
Prof. Kenneth Lieberthahl, also in the
political science department, said that Can wi
Reagan's tendency to engage in with Har
"rhetorical overkill," such as during Harvard
the Grenada invasion, has proved Year."
See REAGAN'S, Page 2
applications" to anti-submarine warfare, but he said
he is "absolutely not" in violation of those guidelines.
Because of Freedman's rejection, the proposals
must now go before the Univesity's Research Policies
Committee, a faculty and student panel which will
decide whether they violate the guidelines. The
committee's next scheduled meeting is March 9,
but Howard Finkbeiner, the assistant to the vice
president for research, said he may call a special
session to resolve the issue.
FREEDMAN said she turned down the projects
because "submarines kill people," and research
contributing to submarine warfare would thus violate
the 1972 guidelines.
Under the guidelines, research is prohibited:.. the
clearly foreseeable and probable result of which, the
direct application of which, or any specific purpose of
which is to destroy human life or to incapacitate
Birdsall, who is currently working on two other
classified research projects, said "I am very much in
favor of those guidelines. They are posted outside my
office and they have been there for the last six
HE BELIEVES the tie between his research and
anti-submarine warfare is too tenuous to be grounds
for rejecting the projects.
However Freedman, who participated in an unsuc-
cessful Progressive Student Network sit-in at Birdsall's
See DEFENSE, Page 5 ,.
Va. draft dodgers to be
barred from state schools
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia
House has passed a bill to bar young
men who fail to register with the U.S.
Selective Service from state colleges
and financial aid.
Approval of the bill on a 67-33 vote.
yesterday came despite arguments
from opponents that the measure was
unconstitutional and predictions that it
would be overturned on the first court
The American Civil Liberties Union
of Virginia said it would take the first
case that arises to court if the bill
RSG puts (
By JOHN ARNTZ
The Rackham Student Government
Council yesterday failed to decide
whether it will hold another presiden-
tial election, despite complaints that
the original election was biased.
After the election two weeks ago, the
winner, Kodi Abili, a write-in candidate
who entered the contest only four hours
before the polls closed, was accused of
slanting the election by passing out
blank ballots to students and working at
a voting booth for one hour.
ALL OF THE 107 votes Abili received
were cast by mail after the election en-
Angela Gantner, who opposed'Abili in
the election, said that Abili's actions
passes the Senate and is signed by the
Such a court case would throw "an
egg on the face of every member of this
Legislature," said Delegate Bernard
Cohen of Alexandria.
The ACLU said the bill was the first of
its kind in the nation to pass a house of a
"There's no hue and cry from
Washington to take this action," said
Delegate William Robinson Jr. of Nor-
folk. "What is there so unique about
Virginia that makes us take this
biased the voting enough to warrant
According to RSG's bylaws, a can-
didate cannot "have a direct personal
involvement in the question or result of
the vote." Abili, however, argued that
during the time he manned the booth he
was not a candidate, and therefore did
not violate the rule. He said that his
passing out ballots was also within the
Abili charged that Gantner may have
also violated the rules by campaigning
near the election site. Gantner,
however, said she was promoting the
election and another candidacy when she
was near the site.
AT YESTERDAY'S meeting of the
But the sponsor of the bill, Delegate
Jefferson Stafford of Giles, said, "If
you're going to reap the benefits of this
commonwealth, you're going to obey
Opponents argued the bill was uncon-
stitutional because it singled out a
special group of people - men going to
college - for sanction without
provision for hearing or trial. The bill
would not touch men not registered for
See VA, Page 5
Rackham government council,
however, members couldn't decide
whether another election was needed to
resolve the issue.
Gantner told the panel that Abili's ac-
tions were not in accordance with the
election rules. Abili said that his actions
were appropriate. And council mem-
bers said they did not know the rules
precisely enough to decide who was
Stalemated on the question of
whether Abili's passing out ballots con-
stituted a violation of the rules, the
council decided to ask Rackham Dean
Alfred Sussman to help them interpret
and apply the rules at their next
meeting on Feb. 29.
men of the Year AP Photo
e talk? Comedienne Joan Rivers parades through Harvard Square
vard senior John Isham yesterday. Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the
University drama group, named Rivers this year's "Woman of the
THE VALENTINE PHANTOM struck Portland, Maine
again this year - in a bigger and more daring way
than ever before. On Tuesday residents received a gigantic
greeting of two 25-foot-long Valentine banners with red
hearts-hung on the Portland Museum of Art and the Cum-
berland County Civic Center. The banners were hung
added that she thinks the phantom is really Spiderman,
"but that's just my opinion," she said.
tGETTING HIGH in Honolulu may be exotic but it may
also be expensive if the Hawaii State Senate approves
a luxury tax on the possession and sale of marijuana and
other illegal drugs. Under the proposal, marijuana would
be taxed at a rate of $10 per ounce. Controlled substances
University's department of Dermatology said in an article
in the March McCall's magazine that after three months of
treatment with a drug called Minoxidil, male patients with
baldness grew new hair. And young men who recently lost
their hair had an even better response to the drug than
older men who had long been bald. "But Minoxidil may not
turn out to be the miracle cure everyone wants it to be,"
Roenigk warned noting that the drug tends to cause short,
stubby hair and not long locks. "It's possible that once the
treatment stops, so will hair growth." The McCall's article
Also on this date in history:
- 1933 - Despite competition from barber shops in neigh-
boring towns that charged only 35 cents a chop, Ann Arbor's
Boss barbers refused to slash their whopping 50-cent price
tag on hair cuts.
" 1950 - University graduate in dental hygiene Justin
Olson returned to campus to tell students how she earned
her silver wings to become an airline stewardess. "Every
time I go up with new passengers, it's like having a party,"