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Page A-6- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 6, 1984
Ann Arbor Civi TheatIre
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OPEN OUSE
Sunda September 23rd
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Campus joins election bandwagon.

By NEIL CHASE
So much for student apathy.
Last fall, 500 students jammed into a room at the
Michigan Union to hear Gary Hart, a darkhorse
presidential candidate.
ANOTHER 450 students came out to listen to
George McGovern and several hundred greeted
Jesse Jackson.
This year's presidential campaign has been one of
the few events which have defied the plague of apathy
on campus. Even though the number of active
students on campus is still low, many students have
developed an intense interest in what was once an
eight-man scramble for the Democratic nomination.
The strongest campus groups were those
supporting Hart and Mondale, but groups also
organized for McGovern, Jackson, and Sen. John
Glenn.
THE HART campus campaign began in the
summer of 1983 when LSA students Marc Dann and
Mark Blumenthal took over the responsibility of
planning for their candidate's fall visit to Ann Arbor.
Soon, the two found themselves running the
campaign for the entire state of Michigan from the
back room of a State Street law office. A number of
other students who jumped on the Hart bandwagon
found themselves in similarly important campaign
positions just weeks after they joined up. Thirty
volunteers, calling themselves "Gary's Guerillas,"

spent spring break wooing voters in Iowa.
After Hart won the Democratic primary in
Washtenaw County last March, Dann, Blumenthal,
LSA senior Eric Steinberg, and several other
volunteers went to other states to help run campaigns.
WHILE THE Hart backers drew on the Colorado
senator's momentum and appeal to young voters, the
Students for Mondale were busy trying to convince.
students that their candidate was better than Hart.
"A lot of students were going for Hart and didn't
know why," said Larry Kaplan, student coordinator
of the Mondale effort. He said the 40 or 50 active
student Mondale volunteers tried to convince
students to examine Mondale's positions on the issues
through informational leaflets and flyers.
The Mondale group helped plan for Joan Mondale's
visits to Southfield, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor and set
up an elaborate telephone canvassing system with
which every voter in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area
was called at least three times before the March
primary.
KAPLAN SAID the student volunteers at the phone
banks created lists of Mondale supporters arranged
by polling place. If the Mondale voters did not turn
out at a particular precinct in large enough numbers,
Kaplan said, a volunteer would call the phone bank
and other volunteers would begin calling every
Mondale backer in that particular area.

Mondale was expected from the start to do well in
labor-dominated Michigan, but the University
campus was one of the few places Hart supporters
were confident they could carry. "In the rest of the
state everyone looked at us as the front-runner,"
Kaplan said. "Here in Ann Arbor we were the
underdog. We had to work."
The student campaign for John Glenn, during its
short life span, managed to arrange a campus visit
by the candidate's daughter Lyn Glenn and rallied a
small core of Glenn support among students. Jesse
Jackson's supporters held several fundraisers and
stressed the importance of registering to vote for
Jesse.
The other three former candidates - Florida Gov.
Reuben Askew, California Sen. Alan Cranston, and
South Carolina Sen. Ernest Hollings - drew little
more than a few student supporters.
On the other side of the fence, about 30 College
Republicans didn't have to work very hard to see
Reagan through the state's Republican caucus in
January. Reagan carried the state almost
unanimously. But the group's members are active
nonetheless, supporting candidates for local office
and distributing Reagan literature.
With the November battle shaping up to be a hard
fight against the popular incumbent, this month will
no doubt signal the beginning of a nationwide battle
-one which promises to offer numerous chances
for student involvement.

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By DOV COHEN
Got a legal problem but don't think
your experience watching "People's
Court" counts for much? Don't worry,
there's a special student service
designed to counsel you in such
matters, and better yet, it's free.
Student Legal Services is a law office
for all currently enrolled students
sponsored by the Michigan Student
Assembly. Margaret Nichols, director
of SLS, estimates that the office affects
anywhere from six to eight thousand
students a year.
THE SLS caseload ranges from
housing disputes, which make up 50
percent of their cases, to criminal
matters. They cannot, however, take
cases to court which involve the
University or which involve a student
vs. student conflict.
About half of the cases "involve
advice or advice plus letter writing and
phone calling," Nichols said. And
although only one case in five goes to
court, the office has a success rate of

over 50 percent, according to the
director.
SLS opened its doors to all students
five years ago and now maintains a
staff of four attorneys, a law school
graduate, and anywhere from five to 20

though. Out of each student's $4.75
student government fee, $3.23 goes to
make up the SLS budget of
approximately $216,000 a year.
Much of the office's advice is in the

'If you can get through the SAT, you can get
through our (legal) kits.'
-Margaret Nichols
SLS director

settlements. (The kit) is step by step. If
you can get through the SAT, you can
get through our kit," Nichols said. In
addition, the attorneys provide
complete supervision while the kit is
being filled out.
As for the effectiveness of SLS, just
ask Tom Marx, an alumnus and local
political activist who had trouble with
his landlord while he was a student. He
used SLS to settle with the landlord for
$1500. Marx praised the service as
"very helpful. They explained the
whole thing to us and showed us our
options." "Students really need to be
aware of SLS," continued Marx.
What does the average student need
to use SLS? All he needs is a valid
student identification and an
appointment, which can be made by
phone or on a walk-in basis. The
appointment requirement may be
waived if you have been arrested or
received a summons.
SLS is located on the third floor of the
Michigan Union. It is open from 9 to 5
Monday through Friday.

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volunteers. Nichols herself must report
to a nine-member supervising board,
five of which are students.
All this work doesn't come cheaply,

form of kits for do-it-yourselfers. "We
have a number of kits: a divorce kit for
(parents with) children and without,
name' changes, and divorce

Research stirs little controversy

(Continued from Page 2)
Toxicology Prof. Rory Conolly said
that the University's guidelines thus far
have not interfered with his research.
Conolly does experiments to determine
the effect of chemicals on laboratory
rats.
"IT HASN'T gotten to the point yet
where I was restricted from doing
research that should be done," he said.
Prof. Michael Brabec, another
researcher in the School of Public
Health, said that the University criteria
for animal research are very stringent
in regard to actual testing of chemicals.

Brabec said that this does not apply to
his research, which is more oriented
toward the effects of chemicals on
living organisms, and not to the actual
properties of those chemicals.
Dr. Donald Dafoe, a professor of
surgery who works with animals, said
that laboratory animals do not suffer
needlessly at the hands of University
researchers.
"We could say, 'Damn the torpedoes,
it's just a pig,' " he said, but they do not.
Dafoe agrees that animals should be
used only when necessary and that,
although many groups criticize doctors

for experimenting with animals, it is a
small price to pay for the knowledge
that is obtained.
"We could never do pancreatic
transplants without that experience,:.'
Dafoe explained. "You can't learn
surgery using complete simulation."
Dafoe said that the potential help to
humans that animals experiments offer
far outweights the concerns of the
individual animals, which he said are
treated very humanely. "Right now;
our obligation is to the little two-yea-
old who can't get her breath and is
drowning in lung water," he said.

LSA commission to study
(Continued from Page 1)
offered by thde ommission. Another predicted decline in the future of high
offeed y th comision.Anoherschool graduates.
issue, recruitment of non-traditional stu- The survey, which was mailed to in-
dents - those age 22 and over was dis- coming freshman, asked the student
cussed. what factors were involved in making
The LSA Blue Ribbon Commission the decision to attend the University.
will probably also examine a report The survey also asked what the student
taking into account student attitudes liked and didn't like about the Univer-
toward the Unviersity in light of the sity.

requirements
"If a student didn't come to the
University because of the weather, N e
can't change that," said John Chamn-
erlin, a political science professor and
researcher at the Institute of Public
Policy Studies. "We're searching for
policy leves ...something under the
control of the University."

'U' looks into high-tech industries
(Continued from Page 1)research for the defense department, that the defense department is merely
the community and has been the sub- he rejects the accusation. one of those interested sponsors.
ject of many student demonstrations "We decide what we want to do and
because of one outside sponsor, the then we go out and see if there is in- Duderstadt said that he looks for
Department of Defense. Though Had- terest in it. Nobody tells us what to do. more sponsorship from the private sec-
dad himself and several of his colleagues We, as faculty members, decide what is tor because of the nature of their
have been accused or doing weapons important," he said. Haddad maintains research interests .

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