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Vol. XCIV-No. 149

Copyright 1984, The Michigan D

aily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, April 6, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Ten Pages

--

Council
approves
homeless.
shelter.
funding
By ERIC MATTSON
After .months of heated debate, the
Ann Arbor City Council last night
unanimously approved a resolution to
make a $25,000 down payment on a
shelter for the city's homeless,
Council, which has already pledged to
Sfund $69,000 of the project, approved the
motion after a 90-minute public hearing
where 14 speakers urged Council to
make the down payment, and six people
voiced their opposition.
PAUL BROWN, president of the non-
profit group which Council authorized
to find a shelter site, said the former
church located at 420 W. Huron St. will
be an excellent shelter because it will
require little renovation and fits the
! zoning requirements.
But some people speaking on the
behalf of Lurie Terrace, a senior citizens
home located about half a block from
the site, said they were concerned
about the safety of the home's residents
and other families in the neighborhood.
Peggy Hinchey, director of the Senior
Citizens' Guild, referred to the present
shelter at St. Andrew's Church by
saying "I have documented reports
that it hasn't been all that nice."
Other members of the audience
refuted that claim by saying there has
been little or no trouble with the guests
at the current shelter.
The Shelter Association, the non-profit
group in charge of the shelter, will close
the deal for the proposed site on April
10.

New code forum

plays same old

tune

By CLAUDIA GREEN
Nearly all the students who spoke last
night at a University-sponsored hearing
on the proposed student code of non-
academic conduct said they objected to
all or some parts of the code.
Twenty-two of 24 students who spoke
said they would like to see some
revisions in the code or have it thrown out
altogether. The other two students said
that they would like to see a code of
conduct for student behavior outside
the classroom.
The proposed codewould allow the
University to punish students who
commit offenses such as arson, sexual
harassment, vandalism, or theft -
punishment which the University
currently leaves to civil authorities.
THE UNIQUELY STRUCTURED
hearing was set by the University
Council, a committee which drafted the
first copy of the proposed code, to see if
opposition to the code was the opinion of
a vocal minority, or shared by a large

number of students.
To try and gain a representative
sample of students on campus, the
council sent out invitations to 500 ran-
domly selected students asking them to
attend the hearing. The hearing was
also open to the public.
But despite the invitations, only about
125 people turned out for the forum,

leading some at the meeting to say the
forum still didn't bring out a represen-
tative sampling of student opinion.
"I HEARD THAT there were 500 in-
vited," said University Regent Thomas
Roach (D-Saline), who attended the
hearing. "Not everybody came. Who
tends to come? The people who
See NEW, Page 7

Officials delay vote

on code un
The University regents will not vote
on the proposed code of non-academic
conduct until students return to campus
in the fall, officials announced yester-
day.
"There simply is not sufficient time
to receive and assess student and
faculty input in time to act at the April
regents meeting. The regents have
already indicated they would not act on

til fall term
the issue when the students are away
from the campus, said Richard Ken-
nedy, University Vice President for
State Relations, in a statement released
to the press.
BECAUSE THE April meeting is the
last time the regents will gather before
school ends, Kennedy said the earliest
the issue would be discussed is Septem-
See OFFICIALS, Page 2

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
LSA freshman Charles La Via speaks against the proposed student code of
non-academic conduct at the University Council hearing last night at
Rackham Hall auditorium.

PSN member to run for regent

By DAVID VANKER
David Miklethun would like you to think of him as
something more than a "student activist."
Miklethun, who helped found Ann Arbor's chapter
of the Progressive Student Network in the summer of
1982, yesterday announced he is running for a seat on
the University's Board of Regents in the November
election.
MIKLETHUN, an LSA senior who is not enrolled
this term, said if he is elected he will try to bridge the
communication gap between the regents and the -
public. "Two or three board meetings ago I realized

the regents weren't listening to what people were
saying," Miklethun said.
"It wasn't that they didn't want to hear, but there
were different languages being spoken.'
Miklethun advocates guidelines to govern military
research, abolition of the proposed student code of
non-academic conduct, the establishment of a peace
studies program on campus, and a greater financial
commitment by the University to increase minority
enrollment.
"IT'S NOT JUST the students that I'm running
for," Miklethun said, "There's a number of segments

that aren't
cluded."

represented - faculty and staff in-

The terms of regents Gerald Dunn (D-Garden
City), and Robert Nederlander (D-Detroit) expire on
Dec. 31, and neither has announced whether he will
seek reelection.
In order to win the Democratic nomination,
Miklethun would have to earn the support of a
majority of the delegates at the state caucus.
"THE REAL BLOCK to me getting in is running
against the Democratic establishment," Miklethun
See MIKLETHUN, Page 7
1

Mi kes ai n
... announces campaign

Poe portrait looks
out on Liberty St.

Senate approves
$ 61 million, in
Salvado ran aid

By KIMBERLY TAYLOR
On a particularly warm afternoon in
February, Richard Wolk stood on a
scaffolding outside of David's Books
and began to paint the outlines of a six-
foot portrait of Edgar Allen Poe.
As Wolk applied the brush to Poe's
mouth, his friend Matt Rubiner intoned,
"And quoth the raven nevermore," to
commemorate the unveiling of the
master of the macabre.
THE POE painting will be the first of
four portraits which will replace the
abstract mural on the corner of State
and Liberty streets.
Before he settled on Poe, candidates
for the portraits ranged from William
Shakespeare and Ernest Hemingway to
Oscar Wilde and Woody Allen. But Wolk
said he decided writers like Poe, with
less recognizable faces, might
prompt people to step into the used
bookstore and ask for the name, and
maybe a book, too.
Although he isn't saying who the
other three artists will be, Shakespeare
won't be one of them because Wolk
will not paint from drawings or pain-
tings of historical figures.
"AMONG THE constraints I set is
that I will only work from photographs.
I don't want to do interpretations of in-
terpretations," says Wolk, who
graduated from the University last
year with an English degree.
One of the problems he faces in painting
is the sheer size of the wall. The

working area is about 40 feet long by 13
feet high, and as he is within inches of
the surface when he paints, he often has
to climb down the scaffolding to check
the proportions from across the street.
Winter weather also puts constraints
on the work because the outside tem-
'perature must be 50 degrees or warmer
for the latex house paints to take..
WOLK FIRST approached the
owners of David's Books in January
about doing the mural, and said that if
the weather cooperates he should finish
by the end of April.
The Poe portrait is not Wolk's first
try at mural painting in Ann Arbor.
Last winter he united in paint such
diverse personalities as Vincent Van
Gogh and Ringo Starr in a mural out-
side of Wherehouse Records on South
University.
"I want you to imagine what might
happen if Ringo and Vincent Van Gogh
bumped into each other," Wolk says.
"What would they have to say? Maybe
Van Gogh would tell Ringo he liked his
drumming on 'Golden Slumbers.'
"What if Lenny Bruce bumped into
Jesus in line at the bank of something,"
Wolk asks, "They might become very
close friends."
Wolk said his portrait is prompting
many people to ask about the identity of
the writer, like Pratima Patel, a recep-
tionist in the dentist's office across the
street who said, "I like it. Is it Ein-
stein?"

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-
controlled Senate approved $61.7
million in emergency military aid for
El Salvador and $21 million to assist anti-
leftist guerrillas in Nicaragua yester-
day after beating back a week-long
series of Democratic attacks on
President Reagan's Central American
policies.
THE MEASURE now goes to the
Democrat-controlled House, which
plans to take a long weekend and return
next Tuesday, leaving only three days
to try to complete congressional action
on the bill before a 10-day Easter recess
that begins April 13.
In one of its last actions before the
final vote, the Senate rejected 50-44 an
amendment by Sen. James Sasser, (D-
Tenn.), that would have required
congressional action before temporary
U.S. military installations in Honduras
could be made permanent. The amen-
dment would also have barred use of
the installations for anything but
training exercises.
Four Republicans joined 40
Democrats in supporting Sasser's
amendment. Sasser said several GOP
senators "indicated they wanted to vote
for my amendment or were seriously

considering it and changed their minds
at the last minute."
"THERE WERE, I judge, a number
of phone calls going back and forth,"
Sasser said.
The Senate also rejected amendme-
nts to delete or trim the $21 million for
the anti-Nicaragua rebels and to cut the
amount for El Salvador or tie it up with
'restrictions..
The mainly Democratic supporters of
the amendments charged that Reagan
is trigger-happy and leading-the United
States closer to war in Central
America.
"The Senate has voted for wider war
in El Salvador, secret war in Nicaragua
and the brink of war in Honduras," Sen.
Edward Kennedy, (D-Mass.), said in a
closing speech.
Administration supporters said the
amendments would make it more dif-
ficult to stem a rising communist tide in
a region only a few hundred miles from
the United States border.
"We are niggling and nitpicking and
nipping at the heels of anything that
would seem to offer serious resistance to
the expansion of Soviet power in our
own hemisphere," said Sen. John East
(R-N.C.).

Richard Wolk, an Ann Arbor artist,
portrait of Edgar Allen Poe, outside
Liberty and State Streets.

TODAY-
Bozo bows out
THE CLOWN with the wild red hairdo and baggy
costume went before his boisterous television audience
in Chicago for the last time Wednesday as station
executives began hunting for the proper man to fill Bozo's

WGN did not announce that Bell was taping his final show,
the children in line outside the studio knew they were get-
ting their last look at the Bozo they've come to know. "I'm
sad Bozo is leaving, I wish he'd stay because he's so funny,'
said nine-year-old Page Schrieffer of suburban Northbrook.
"His hair is the funniest." The final program taped Wed-
nesday will be broadcast April 17, but shows starring Bell
will continue to appear until the end of the summer. 1
Nn m Aro hf

The Daily almanac
O N THIS DATE in 1974 representatives of the LSA
Student Government (LSA-SG) announced plans to
"grade the faculty" by distributing evaluation forms
around campus. Faculty members would receive a grade
for each course they taught and a cumulative grade point
average. LSA-SG President Jonathon Klein said copies of
the evaluation results would be sent to the professors'
parents to give faculty members a "taste of their own
medicine."
Also on this date in histnruv

" 1967 - Director of the University's Center for Research
in Reproductive Biology Dr. S.J. Behrman announced at a
conference that 29 women had been impregnated by male
sperm frozen for up to two-and-a-half years. But Behrman
warned that "The day when we can preserve the sperm of
an Einstein'or Beethoven for reproduction in future cen-
turies is still a long way off."
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