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Ninety-four Years
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Vol. XCIV-No. 129 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, March 14, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Herdsman
acquitted
by judge'
in farm
slaverytra
By CAROLINE MULLER
A federal judge yesterday acquitted a
former dairy herdsman charged with
holding two mentally retarded workers
on a Chelsea area farm as slaves, ad-
ding that the defendant was "pretty
crude, pretty dumb (and) not a wholly
believable individual."
U.S. District Judge Charles Joiner
gave the verdict after closing
statements from attorneys yesterday in
Ann Arbor.
MICHAEL ASAM, 24, was charged
with two counts of holding the far-
mhands in involuntary servitude and
one count of violating their civil rights.
He would have faced up to 20 years in
prison and a $20,000 fine.
Asam's former employers, Ike and
Margarethe Kozminski, who own the
farm on 4678 Peckins Rd., were convic-
ted Feb. 10 on those same charges.
John Kozminski, their son, was con-
victed of the civil rights charge but
acquitted on two other counts.
ASAM'S LAWYER, Thomas Ellis,
said he wasn't very surprised by the
decision.
U.S. Government attorney Virginia
Morgan said, "I'm disappointed, I
guess, but not surprised.
Morgan represented the two far-
mhands, Robert Fulmer, 57, and Louis
Molitoris, 60. She and U.S. Justice
Department attorney Suzanne King
prosecuted both this case and the
earlier Kozminski trial.
JOINER, WHO presided over the
three-day, non-jury trial, said that
Asam "did not knowingly and willfully
enter the party that was a part of the
conspiracy."
Yesterday's trial also included the
video taped deposition of a man who
formerly delivered milk to the Kozmin-
ski farm.
Alvin Kimball, whom the court

Hart wins

in

Mass.
From the Associated Press
Sen. Gary Hart won presidential
7 ; primaries in Florida, Massachusetts
and Rhode Island last night. Walter
Mondale countered with his first
primary victories of the season in
Alabama and Georgia, and said, "I've
come back into the race" for the
Democratic presidential nomination.
Hart said the Super Tuesday outcome
was a victory for his candidacy and the
American people. He said the voters
had declared again, as in the four states
he had won before, that, "The politics of
the past will not address the problems
of the 1980s.
"WITH YOUR help, we'll go on to
Illinois, on to New York, on to San
Francisco and on to the White House,"
he told cheering supporters at his cam-
paign headquarters.
hFour states held caucuses, and in
Oklahoma - the only state reporting
- Hart was ahead. With 19 percent of
the precincts counted, he had 42 percent
to 34 for Mondale, and CBS predicted he
would win.
While Mondale won narrowly in the
Georgia preference vote, Hart was
gaining more- delegates there. And in
AP Photo Florida, delegates originally pledged to
Former Vice President Walter Mondale shows off a pair of boxing gloves last former Gov. Reubin Askew, now with-
night in Washington, D.C. With a victory last night in the Alabama primary, drawn, were a strong majority. Hart
Mondale told his supporters, "I've come back into the race.' urged their election, hoping they would
move into his camp.

and Fla.

Super Tuesday at a glance
At press time, the results from Super Tuesday were as follows:
ALABAMA (52 delegates at stake): Mondale victory with 32 percent,
Glenn & Hart 22 percent, Jackson 19 percent.
FLORIDA (123 delegates); Hart victory with 40 percent, Mondale 31 percent,
Glenn & Jackson 12 percent.
GEORGIA (70 delegates): Mondale victory with 31 percent, Hart 28 percent.
MASSACHUSETTS (116 delegates): Hart victory with 39 percent, Mondale
27 percent, McGovern 20 percent.
OKLAHOMA (53 delegates): Hart victory projected.
RHODE ISLAND (22 delegates): Hart victory with 48 percent, Mondale
37 percent.
Early caucus reports from Oklahoma,where 43 delegates were at stake,
led CBS News to predict that Gary Hart would win there. Caucus results
from Nevada (15 delegates),Washington (41 delegates), and American
Samoa will be announced today. Americans living abroad endorsed
Mondale in their "beauty contest" vote.

THE THREE darkhorse candidates
- Sen. John Glenn, the Rev. Jesse
Jackson and former Sen. George
McGovern - looked in vain for a sur-
prise to boost them into contention.
Glenn was running third in Alabama
and Florida, fourth in Georgia and
Massachusetts.

An aide said it would be today at the
earliest before the Ohio senator decided
on the future of his debt-ridden cam
paign.
MCGOVERN, who had said he'd qoit
the race unless he finished at least
second in Massachusetts, was running
See HART, Page 5

...::. ...::.. .

Research
panel
member
resigns

By PETE WILLIAMS
The student representative on the University's
Classified Research Panel resigned Monday, just
three days after a higher committee recommen-
ded approval of a classified research project
which the student said violated University
guidelines.
Erica Freedman, an LSA junior who had been
on the committee since October, would not com-
ment on whether the controversial project's ap-
proval was the reason for her resignation.
IN A RELEASED statement, however, she said
that neither the University committees which
examine classified research nor the ad-
ministration "has the desire nor the ability to en-

force the 1972 guidelines for classified research."
Last month, Freedman recommended that the
University reject Prof. Theodore Birdsall's defen-
se department-sponsored research project
because it violates the University's 1972 guidelines
prohibiting classified research whose "specific
purpose . . . is to destroy human life or to in-
capacitate human beings."
Freedman's rejection of Birdsall's proposal for-
ced a review of the project by the Research
Policies Committee, the panel which gives a final
recommendation to research Dean Alfred
Sussman on whether a project should be accepted.
The Research Policies Committee ruled Friday
that the project does not violate the quidelines and

recommended that the University approve it. The
final decision now rests with Sussman.
ALTHOUGH FREEDMAN declined to comment
on Friday's decision specifically, she criticized
the University's efforts to enforce its classified
research guidelines in a statement released Mon-
day.
"The majority of the Reasearch Policies Com-
mittee and the University administration has
neither the desire nor the ability to enforce the
1972 guidlines for classified research," the
statement said. "I will no longer act as a member
of a -committee which serves to legitimize
weapons research . . . on the University of
See 'U', Page 5

........n.
.~... ILebanese faction leaders
p gee;fr agree on new cease-fire

From AP and UPI
The leaders of Lebanon's warring
factions agreed on a cease-fire in Beirut
yesterday and announced that a
disengagement of forces would begin
immediately in the wartorn country.
"The different parties have already
contacted Beirut to install the cease-
fire this night," Michel Samaha, ad-
visor to President Amin Gemayel, told
a news conference after 24 hours of
negotiation tr .;top the fighting.
THE CLASE-FIRE was to take effect

at 2 p.m. EST, Samaha said.
For the next 30 minutes, rounds
of mortar shells and rockets fell on
residential areas of Christian east
Beirut and shells also landed in parts of
Moslem west Beirut. A calm then ap-
parently settled over the city.
There have been numerous cease
fires declared in Lebanon's nine-year
civil war, but none has held.
BEFORE THE cease-fire announ-
cement, fighting raged between rival.
Christian and Moslem militiamen. At

least 27 people - including 14 children -
have been killed and 67 wounded in
fighting since the talks opened Monday
night.
In Lausanne, Samaha said the cease-
fire plan "does not need any signatures.
it is adopted by all participants in the
conference."
Agreement had been held up by a
controversy over whether Gemayel
should sign the pact as head of state or
as party to the Lebanese conflict.
See LEBANON, Page 3

Panel backs aid to Nicaragua rebels

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From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Reagan won a reversal
yesterday when a Senate panel backed his request for more
aid to CIA-backed Nicaraguan rebels, but obstacles con-
tinued to his bid for emergency assistance to El Salvador.
The Senate Intelligence Committee, which had been
rankled by legislative tactics the White House used last
week, yesterday endorsed Reagan's request for $21 million in
additional secret aid to armed opponents of the leftist San-
danista regime in Nicaragua.
THE COMMITTEE recommended that $7 million be ap-
propriated now and another $14 million be held for release
later with the committee's approval.
The committee sent word of its action to the Senate Ap-

propriations Committee, which meets today to consider the
requested funds along with $93 million in emergency
assistance to El Salvador, which is fighting a leftist insurrec-
tion. The appropriations would require the approval of the
full Senate and then the House.
Last Thursday, the Appropriations Committee rejected by
a 15-14 margin a motion to add the $21 million for the
Nicaraguan rebels to a bill providing emergency assistance
to poor people in the United States to buy fuel to heat their
homes.
Another bill, appropriating emergency funds for starving
people in Africa, was put over until this week so that the ad-
ministration could attempt to attach the. Salvadoran aid ap-
propriation to it.

Daily Photo by REBECCA KNIGHT
Let's cruise
Sarah Croake, Jordan Law-Marron and Emma White enjoy the new-fallen snow at the Law Montessori School on North
Division yesterday.

-TODAY-
Campus Meet the Press
EPRESENTATIVES from the Queer Action
Committee (QUAC) and Lesbian and Gay Rights
on Campus (LaGROC) will answer questions in a
panel discussion on gay discrimination at the
University and the presidential policy statement on sexual

"He's definitely not in the burn unit," said an assistant of
Dr. Irving Feller, director of the unit. Although hospital
authorities say they don't know how the rumor began, one
nurse claimed her "kids told me he was in Detroit for a con-
cert and I think everyone just assumed that he'd come here
for treatment since he was so close." Some students said
they got the scoop from the epitome of information ser-
vices, MTV. Joe Owsley, director of Universitv News and
Information Services, provided a logical excue: "Jesse
Jackson is supposed to come to town this week - they
probably just got them mixed up." Well, after all, Jesse is

Medical Center, went on the group diet to raise money for
the Kankakee County Chapter of the American Cancer
Society and expect to bring in $5000. The group traveled
snowy roads to a grain elevator to weigh in on the elevators
huge scales. St. Mary's workers won-with an average loss
of 12 pounds per worker-but the group fell short of its one-
ton goal. Nevertheless, after the weigh-in an ambulance
pulled up with an "emergency supply of junk food," said
Dennis Yohnka, spokesman for St. Mary's. "I think
everyone has plans to celebrate tonight," he added. Six
nuns from St. Mary's lost a total of nearly 80 pounds,

" 1933 - President Roosevelt requested that Congress
legalize and tax beer in order to generate much-needed
revenue for the U.S. federal government.
* 1940 University President Alexander Ruthven an-
nounced in his annual report for 1938-39 that five-year
programs would replace the four-year course to receive a
bachelor's degree in architecture.
" 1957 - The University Student Government Council
decided to establish a student health insurance program.

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