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Ninety-four Years
Off
Editorial Freedom

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Partly sunny. High near 20.

Vol. XCIV-No. 123

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan --Wednesday, March 7, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

PSN

demonstrates

in electronics

lab,

By PETE WILLIAMS
Ten students and one Ann Arbor
resident were arrested yesterday
during a sit-in at an East Engineering
.Building Laboratory to protest military
sponsored research on campus.
The demonstrators, all members of
the Progressive Student Network, for-
cefully pushed their way past security
guards and into Prof. George Haddad's
laboratory at 12:30 p.m. yesterday.
Haddad's research is sponsored by the
defense department.
THEY READ a list of demands,
asking the University to stop Haddad's
project and all other "military resear-
ch" on campus. They also demanded
that the University's classified resear-
ch guidelines, which prohibit research
that would harm human life, be exten-
ded to non-classified research such as
Haddad's.
They said that Haddad's project
"clearly contributes to the escalation of
the arms race which threatens us all."
At 1:30 p.m. campus security warned
the protestors that they were
trespassing, and within six minutes
Ann Arbor police were dragging them
to patrol cars one by one.
THE GROUP was released from the
police station late yesterday on a $25 in-
terim bond and will be arraigned Thursday
at 9 a.m. Police say they will be
charged with trespassing on University
property, a misdemeanor.
The protest was the Progressive Stud-
ent Network's third sit-in attempt this
year to protest defense department
sponsored research. Last November,
the group spent two days sitting in
engineering Prof. Thomas Senior's
radiation lab before leaving by their
own choice. And last month members

attempted a sit-in at the laboratory of
theodore Birdsall, another engineering
professor. They left when several
security officials met them at the
lab door and threatened them with
arrest.
Members of the PSN chose Haddad's
lab because his research, like that of
Senior and Birdsall, is sponsored by the
Department of Defense.
HADDAD'S current project involves
designing, building, and testing solid
state diodes and transistors which can
be used for high speed computer or
communications equipment and radar
and guidance systems for "everything
from the F-14 fighter to the Phoenix
missile."
Members of the PSN said that his
research is being used to build a

guidance system for the Phoenix
Missile, a new missile being built by the
military.
While Haddad admitted that his
research could be applied to guidance
systems such as those in missiles, he
For a detailed look at Prof.
Haddad's research project, see
page 5.
said that this is not the primary focus of
his work. He said there are many fun-
ctions to which the research could be
easily applied.
HE SAID that his work had no direct
relation to the Phoenix Missile project.
The protesters first tried to enter
See PROTESTERS, Page 5

200 march in support
of sit-in participants

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
About 200 people braved the bitter cold
last night, gathering on University
President Harold Shapiro's front lawn
to show support for the 11 people
arrested during a sit-in yesterday at a
University research laboratory.
Members of the Progressive Student
Network, students, and community
members warmed their hands over
candles as they sang and chanted for an
end todepartment of defense sponsored
research on campus during the can-
dlelight vigil that started at 8 p.m.
"THE PEOPLE, united will never be
defeated," the demonstrators chanted
repeatedly in unison.

Two University safety officers were
stationed at the protest to "monitor the
situation," but there were no problems
with the group. University president
Harold Shapiro did not appear at the
rally.
"(Professors) are plotting the
destruction of everyone we know and
everyone we love," said city resident
Jonathon Ellis, who is also director of
Canterbury Loft. He lauded the 11
protesters who were arrested earlier in
the day.
ELLIS encouraged others to actively
fight against military research.
See 200, Page 3

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
PSN member Tom Marx, a University graduate, is dragged from an anti-military research demonstration in the East
Engineering building yesterday. Ann Arbor Police arrested Marx and ten University students on counts of trespassing.

Hart wins Vermont by landslide

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Sen. going into d
Gary Hart; fueling a campaign that Tuesday ir
caught fire a week ago, won a lopsided South.
victory yesterday in Vermont's With 59
Democratic presidential primary. precincts' r
Walter Mondale looked South and said / votes, or 71
of the beauty-contest balloting: "I votes and at
assume Vermont will hurt." The Rev.
"If I were in the White House tonight, 2,720 for 9
I would be very concerned about the returns with
Hart candidacy. He represents a far cent of the v
more significant threat to the president matching fu
than does Walter Mondale," said Oliver HART WA
Henkel, the winner's campaign sight, and C
manager. he drew sup
THE TRIUMPH - Hart's third in years old by
seven days - gave the Colorado outdrawing
senator a clean sweep of northern New voters by 2-1
England and unmistakable momentum "There ap
Sen ators offer
nie o
compronu1e on
school pr ayer
amendm--ent.

delegate-rich elections next
n Massachusetts and the
percent of Vermont's 264
eporting, Hart had 21,994
percent, to Mondale's 6,015
bout 20 percent.
Jesse Jackson, who had
percent, awaited the final
h interest - without 10 per-
vote he stood to lose federal
nds in 30 days.
'AS winning every town in
CBS News polling indicated
pport from voters under 30
yan 8-1 margin. He also was
Mondale among elderly
1 and he won the union vote.
ppears to be a Republican

crossover. I feel that's the real story to
come out of Vermont," said Henkel.
No nominating delegates were at stake
- prompting the "beauty contest"
description - but Mondale had wanted
to stem the Hart surge.
"NEW HAMPSHIRE, Maine has
hurt. I assume Vermont will hurt," said
Mondale, campaigning in Florida. He
said he would now focus exclusively in
the South, adding, "We were really not
contesting Vermont. We spent little or
no money there. . . this was one we just
couldn't afford to be in."
Even so, Mondale had gained endor-
sements from prominent Vermont
Democrats and had expected to win
here until Hart emerged in New Ham-
pshire.

Reacting to Mondale's statement,
Henkel said, "That flies in the face of
reality. They were here and they played
hard. It's hard to imagine a more able
team, but we had a more able team."
At a strawberry festival in Lakeland,
Fla. Hart said simply, "I'm pleased
about Vermont." He is expected to pick
up a fourth victory at Saturday
caucuses in Wyoming where Mo'dale
got an endorsement from Gov. Ed Her-
schler.
Reubin Askew, who withdrew from
the race last week, drew less than 1
percent of the vote on the Democratic
ballot.
Alone on the Republican ballot was
President Reagan; he had 11,008 votes
with 140 precincts reporting.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of rival versions
of a proposed school prayer amendment joined forces
behind a compromise measure yesterday, enhancing
its chances of Senate approval, but opponents said
they would block any attempt to bring it to a quick
vote.
The compromise would permit either silent or
vocal prayer in public schools, prohibit federal or
state governments from composing or specifying the
words of any prayer, and guarantee equal access to
public facilities by volunteer religious groups
THE MEASURE was worked out by Senate
Majority Leader Howard Baker (R-Tenn.) after Sen.
Lowell Weicker, (R-Conn.) a leading opponent of the
prayer amendment proposal, indicated he was
agreeable to a test vote on the version backed by
President Reagan.

That version, now before the Senate, would permit
vocal prayer, bar federal or state governments from
composing a prayer and forbid requiring any pupil to
recite a prayer in school.
It was unclear whether the compromise fashioned
by Baker could muster the necessary two-thirds
majority for Senate passage, or 67 votes if the entire
Senate is voting.
THE NEW version of the proposed amendment,
which Baker hoped to offer today as a substitute to the
Reagan-supported language, read:
"Nothing in the Constitution shall be construed to
prohibit individual or group, vocal or silent prayer in
public schools or other public institutions. No person
shall be required by the United States or any state to
participate in prayer. Neither the United States nor
See SENATE, Page 3

Derailment disaster AP Photo
A broken axle caused Amtrak's Silver Star to barrel off the track near Hend-
erson, North Carolina yesterday. According to a railroad spokesman,51 of
the 249 passengers were injured as the train derailed while travelling at 80
mph. All 18 cars and one of the three engines jumped the track on the New
York to Florida route.

TODAY
Break-dance battle
P" HE HEAD-spinning break-dance craze is creating

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"In my opinion, break dancing is only a temporary fad, but
any law we create could be permanent and I think we need
to be careful," Frazier said. "Once the kids get tired of
bumping their heads, this thing will pass." The controversy
arose after merchants at the Central City Mall, downtown
in this city 50 miles east of Los Angeles, complained that
break dancers' audience interfered with and sometimes
pickpocketed legitimate shoppers. Last month, the council
tentatively approved an ordinance that would have made
break dancing on any city grounds punishable by a $100 fine
for a first offense and un to $500 for subseauent violations.

ficer apparently enrolled in the class at the request of
college officials who said they were tipped by a former
student that marijuana was being distributed in the class.
Armed with a search swarrant, officers raided the class held
Sunday night at Byrum's home in Suburban Haslett and
seized a small quantity of marijuana. Lt. Gen.
Wriggelsworth of the Tri-County Metro Narcotics squad
said officers were seeking warrants charging Byrum with
delivery and possession of marijuana. No charges,
however, are being sought against the eight students in the
class. Byrum, 41, is an associate professor in the LCC social

reclassified to be eligible for the draft. Selective service of-
ficials said deferment would be granted only to those who
are "regularly engaged in essential acticity."
Also on this date:
" 1958 - An ad in the Daily offered students a roundtrip
ticket to Europe, via steamship, for only $340.
" 1967 - The University announced plans to build a $5.2
million addition to the south side of General Library (now
the Graduate Library) to remedy the "dingy mazes of
books, creeky floors, and musty aisles" in the old building.
. 1981 - Three researchers at the University of Texas in

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