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Ninety-four Years
Editorial Freedom

Lit Ia


Breezy and warmer with a high
near 54 and a chance of showers
later this afternoon.


Vol: XCIV-No. 130

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

^AnnArbor, Michigan - Thursday, March 15, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Ten Pages






Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Colorado Sen. Gary Hart describes his economic policy to the Women's Economic Club of Detroit yesterday at the Renaissance Center.

Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Looking far more poised
and confident than when he came to
Ann Arbor five months ago, Sen. Gary
Hart yesterday attacked the increasing
Election '04
federal deficit under the Reagan ad-
ministration as an "economic Viet-
Hart, fresh from his victories in
Tuesday's Democratic primaries,
outlined his plans for economic rebirth
to a quiet group of 1,600 in a plush
Renaissance Center ballroom, before
returning to his block-long motorcade
of police, Secret Service agents, and
three busloads of press.
THE COLORADO senator told the
Women's Economic Club that deficits
of $200 billion "represent a mortgage
against our children's future."
"In the long term, these deficits
represent nothing less than an
economic Vietnam for this nation.. .
They represent one generation, for the
first time in this nation's history,
literally stealing the future from future
Hart won occasional bursts of ap-
plause from the women's group when
he said he would seriously consider
having a female vice president, and in-
tends to "incorporate women into my

cabinet and administration at all
HE ALSO called for passage of the
Equal Rights Amendment, equal pay
for comparable work, fair tax, pension,
and insurance laws, and equal
educational and training opportunities
for women.
But most of his 40-minute speech
Hart continued to stress his image as a
candidate of the future who has new
See HART, Page 3
Mc Govern
quits after,
From staff and wire reports
Former Sen. George McGovern an-
nounced early yesterday that he will
withdraw from the field of Democratic
presidential hopefuls after learning
that he had come in third in the
Massachusetts primary.
McGovern had said he would drop out
if he didn't take at least second place in
Massachusetts, the only Super Tuesday
state where he campaigned and the
only state to support him in his 1972
presidential bid.
AS THE remainder of the returns
see McGOVERN, Page 3

'PSN reports vandalism,


Progressive Student Network members say they,
have been subject to threatening phone calls and
vandalism in the last week, following their March 6
laboratory sit-in against defense research.
John Hartigan, a Residential College freshman,
said two or three persons have called him repeatedly
and threatened his life since the protest at the
lboratory of George Haddad, an engineering pr-
HARTIGAN said the callers identify themselves as
"friends of the graduate student" that he said kicked
him in the back during the sit-in.

"They call up my house at night, and they say,
"We're gonna come over and break your back, and
then we'll break your head, and then we'll kill you,"
Hartigan said.
Ann Arbor police put a tracer on his phone after the
last call, two days ago Hartigan said.
HE SAID HE thinks the calls were made by
engineering students who "felt their work is
threatened by the sit-ins."
"Some students felt threatened by the idea of
protests and disruption and have responded with
violence and death threats," he said.
Hartigan, who left the protest for "personal

reasons" before police arrested 11 demonstrators,
said other PSN members have had rocks thrown at
their houses in the past week.
ONE PSN member, who confirmed that his house
had been vandalized, called the action "an incon-
venience. It is an attempt to scare us."
The student, who asked to remain anonymous, said
the group will continue to fight against Pentagon-
sponsored research at the University.
Hartigan said he thinks the threats have had "a
unifying" effect on members of the group. "People
are outraged that some people could be so ignorant,
See PSN, Page 2

Gay activists said yesterday they are
isturbed by University President
Harold Shapiro's comments this week
after he issued a statement guaran-
teeing that the University would not
discriminate on the basis of sexual
Although the policy statment was a
step forward for the gay rights
movement on campus, Shapiro's com-
ment that he had not seen any solid
evidence" of gays facing
discrimination on campus soured the
kictory, said lesbian LSA Senior Cathy
WITH that comment Shapiro "totally
discounted us," Godre told a 25-
member audience yesterday at Cam-
pus Meet the Press.
Gay men and lesbians on campus are
discriminated against in subtle ways
such as being afraid to disclose their

aggravates gays
'It's not cool to refer to blacks as niggers,
but it's still cool to refer to homosexuals as

fags and dikes.

- Bruce Aaron
LaGROC spokesman

sexual orientation to an employer or
professors for fear it might jeopardize
their jobs or standing in class, said
Godre, at yesterday's forum in the
Pendleton room of the Michigan Union.
As a result, many gays and lesbians
have been afraid to come out without
protection by the University, Godre
said. That is clear evidence of
discrimination and there is no need to
provide a "laundry list" of incidents,
she said.

BRUCE Aaron, spokesperson for
Lesbian and Gay Rights on Campus
(La GROC), the group that led the
movement for a policy statement,
pointed to discrimination such as when
people feel it's "cool" to refer to gays
and lesbians as "faggots" or dykes."
"It's not cool to refer to Black people
as niggers. (But) it's still cool to refer
to homosexuals as fags and dykes,"
Aaron said. To avoid such ridicule,

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petit ion

Legal snags have forced a group of
non-unionized teaching assistants to
give up their petition drive protesting
the Graduate Employees
Organization's (GEO) mandatory fee.
The group decided to discontinue the
drive last night after they learned they
could not legally force GEO to hold a
vote to change the union's contract,
said graduate student David Vander-
veen, a petition organizer.
UNDER Michigan's Labor Relations
Act the individuals a union represents
cannot ask union leaders to revise the
contract until the agreement expires,
said Joseph Bixler, an administrative
law judge at the Michigan Employment
Relations Commission in Detroit.

Teaching assistants organized the
petition drive based on the National
Labor Relations Act and didn't realize
that as a state institution, the Univer-
sity falls under Michigan labor laws,
said Vanderveen.
The national labor statutes would
permit teaching assistants to ask for
Union to vote on a contract change,
Bixler said.
GEO'S current contract with the
University requires all teaching
assistants to pay union dues, even if
they are not GEO members. Teaching
assistants who refuse to pay the fee
could lose their jobs, according to the
terms of.the contract.
The petitioners want GEO to make
See PETITION, Page 2

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Jonathan Rose, of Student Legal Services, calls the proposed code for non-academic conduct "repressive." Rose
was one of nine speakers last night at a teach-in on the code in the Michigan Union Ballroom.
Students attack code at teach-

William Colburn was the odd man out at a teach-in on the
proposed code of non-academic conduct in the Michigan
Union Ballroom last night.
Colburn, a communications professor who chaired the
committee that originally drafted the code last spring, drew
fire from the eight other panel members and audience who
attacked the code as repressive and unnecessary.
AT ONE point, Colburn condemned student opposition to
the code, saying, "Essentially what all of you in the audience
are doing is defending the status quo."

To Colburn, the status quo means weak University rules
which he says allows students to commit thousands of crimes
each year while the University's hands are tied.
BUT STUDENTS opposed to the code say the proposal may
violate student's rights by placing the University in the
position of judge and jury.
"We're going to fight this code until it's no more," said
Matthew Harris, ex-president of the Inter-Fraternity Coun-
The code "will lead to random prosecution of students
whether or not they are guilty," said Harris, an LSA senior.
See CODE, Page 2

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Sex on TV
NN ARBOR Cablevision is presenting a special
two-hour show tonight on cable channel 5 entitled
"The Intimate Epidemic." The program is an in-

Ga. says. Dough Bachtel of the Rural Development Center
studied data from the 1980 census and found that 3,434
Georgia residents were over 95 years old - 72 percent of
them women. Although women have a longer life expectan-
cy than men, Bachtel said the nature of their work in the
late 1800s actually amounted to aerobic exercise. Churning
butter, he said, "is an aerobic-type exercise that didn't
require much strength, but it did require an expenditure of
a lot of energy over a long period of time." Washing clothes
on a scrub board or ironing for an hour may have

sixteenth century costumes, had a "subpoena" delivered to
Johnson Monday. The stepfather had refused to wear the
short pants because of his "bony knees," but said, "If they
can go to all this trouble, I suppose I can wear tights." The
45 other family members and attendants aren't worrying
about looking silly, however, all will wear Renaissance
costumes to the March 31 wedding of Johnson's step-
daughter, Valancy Vant Leven and Allen Johnson, who is
not related to his father-in-law to be. After all, dear Valancy
thinks her stepdaughter has "cute legs." The couple met in
the sumnmerr of 1989 Arron hnkerpinfhe.na~r~t of "A

because "it will probably be cheaper to buy beer than root-,
beer. Beer is not as sweet as soda, and therefore not as fat-
Also on this date in history:
" 1915 - In one of the fastest basketball games of the
season, the fresh lits nosed out the architects, 28-26.
" 1968 - Don Canham, former Michigan track coach, was
appointed as Director of Athletics and Physical Education.
" 1976 - The Graduate Employees' Organization announ-
ced they' would demand a full tuition waiver for all
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