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Vol. XCV, No. 23 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 2, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

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Ann Arbor residents Rex Brueggemann and Kim Tayloer sip white wine as they contemplate the Huron River by Nichols Arboretum yesterday afternoon.
Congress to consider new Solomon bill

By CHARLIE SEWELL
The attorney representing 11 students
arrested during a sit-in last year added
University President Harold Shapiro
and Engineering Prof. George Haddad
to the list of officials subpoenaed to
appear at the students' trials.
In August defense attorney Donald
Koster subpoenaed University Regents
Sarah Power, Thomas Roach and
Deane Baker and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye to appear
at the trials.
KOSTER SAID he plans to subpoena
several other witnesses but would not
give their giames.
The 11 Progressive Student Network
(PSN) members arrested during the
sit-in last March at Haddad's
laboratory were charged with
trespassing and ordered to stand trial
in late August and early September.
The trials were later postponed until
November.
Koster would not discuss what he
hopes to gain from having University
officials testify. But when asked by he
issued the first subpoenas in August he
said, "I assumed subpoenaing people
like these in August would probably
engender an adjournment so I could go
on a vacation."
LAST NIGHT both Shapiro and Had-
dad said they knew nothing about the

subpoenas and would not discuss them.
Koster 4said the subpoenas had been
given to a process server and would be
delivered soon.
Roach also declined to discuss the
subpoenas, although he said he would
attend the trial, saying "When you get
subpoenaed you haven't got much
choice.
According to Judge S. J. Elden, who
will hear the case in 15th District Court
in Ann Atrbor, the trial was delayed
because Elden expected the defendants
to appeal his ruling denying their right
to use a controversial defense.
KOSTER SAID he planned to argue
that the PSN members' actions were
justified under international law
because by blocking nuclear research
the students were preventing the com-
mission of a future crime.
Elden said in his written opinion that
the defenses were excluded because
they did not meet the four conditions
required for such a defense:
ON APRIL 27 Koster submitted to the
court a brief description of the defenses
he planned to present at the trial. This
notification is not required by law, but
it provides the prosecution with an op-
portunity to file a motion against the
use of such defenses.
See COURT, Page 3

By CURTi MAXWELL
The latest attempt to strengthen the tie between
student financial aid and draft registration may die
this week as Congress wraps up its term.
The provision, named Solomon IV after Rep:
Gerald Solomon (R-N.Y.), extends the original
Solomon Amendment to cover students enrolled in
health-related schools. The original law requires
students to say they are registered for the draft
before they can receive federal aid money.
ACCORDING to the University's Washington lob-
byist, Thomas Butts, different versions of the bill
have been passed in each house of Congress and a

conference committee to iron out differences is ten-
tatively scheduled to meet today or tomorrow. Once
the bill clears the committee it must return to the
House and Senate for approval and then be signed by
the President.
Butts would not specualte on whether that process
could be completed before Congress adjourns.
In addition to the provisions extending the Solomon
Amendment to cover health profession students, the
Senate version of the bill, passed on June 28, included
a penalty for schools which helped students get
around the law.
SEVERAL MAJOR universities, including Har-

vard, Yale, Northwestern, and Swarthmore Univer-
sities, said they would provide private funds to any
student denied federal aid under the Solomon Amen-
dment.
The clause in the Senate's version of the new bill
would withhold federal research grants from schools
which offers such alternative aid.
But in the House version of the bill, Solomon
replaced the proposed penalty with a call for a study
to determine how many schools and students were
complying with the regulations.
GROUPS SUCH as the American Council on Educ-
See CONGRESS, Page 5

Reagan
accuses
,Mondale
of tax
'addiction
DETROIT (AP) - President Reagan
told the Economic Club of Detroit
yesterday that his Democratic
challenger has a "knee-jerk addiction
to tax increases," while Walter Mon-
dale accused the Republican incumbent
of offering a "parade of alibis" to ex-
plain the Sept. 20 bombing of the U.S.
Embassy annex in Beirut.
While Mondale concentrated on
foreign policy, Reagan focused on the
economy, ridiculing his opponent's plan
to reduce the deficit.
"SOME PEOPLE have labored so
long at making government bigger
they've developed a knee-jerk addiction
r to tax increases," the president said.
"And every time their knee jerks, we
get kicked."
With just five weeks to go until Elec-
tion Day, the rhetoric intensified in ad-
vance of Sunday's presidential debate.
Both Reagan and Mondale planned to
spend a good part of the week preparing
for their televised confrontation, the
first of two planned before Nov. 6.
"In Central America, there are no
talks," Mondale said. "In the Middle
r East, there is no policy. In Lebanon,
there was no protection. And on Earth,
there is no arms control."
GERALDINE Ferraro, meanwhile,
criticized the Reagan administration's
economic policies, chiding Vice
President George Bush for pulling out

House votes to return
tax-exempt status to TAs

By CURTIS MAXWELL
The U.S. House of Representatives, by a voice vote,
yesterday approved a bill that would allow graduate staff
and teaching assistants to collect past taxes withheld from
their tuition waivers and would return the waiver to tax-
exempt status.
The House bill, widely supported by the Michigan
delegation, reinstates the tax-exempt status which ended last
January when Congress failed to renew an Internal Revenue
Service regulation.
THE UNIVERSITY began last January to withhold taxes
from the tuition it paid for graduate staff and TAs. The
University pays for one-third of their tuition. The tax
averaged $75 a month per student.
The University is the only institution in the U.S. that
withheld the tax on the tuition waiver after Congress failed to
renew the I.R.S. bill.
This fall, however, the University has not withheld taxes

from the tuition waivers, according to Dan Gamble, manager
of compensation and staff relations for the University.
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS have not yet deducted taxes
because they expect the new tax measure to be adopted by
the full Congress, Gamble said, adding that all of the money
held since January will be returned if the bill finally passes.
Cindy Palmer, president of the Graduate Employee's
Organization, said she would be delighted to see the new tax
code approved.
But Palmer added that she hoped that, if the tax code fails
to be renewed on time in the future, the University would not
withhold taxes in the meantime.
"We cannot be vulnerable to this again," Palmer said. "We
will continue to be concerned about it."
The bill is now pending before the Senate. Thomas Butts,
the University's lobbyist in Washington, said he was fairly
optimistic the Senate would approve the bill before it adjour-
ns this week.

Group registers student voters

Associated Press.
Anti-Reagan protesters march outside Cobo Hall yesterday as the President
addresses the Economic Club of Detroit inside.

his wallet to illustrate his belief that
pocketbook issues are all that matter to
voters.
"That spontaneous gesture of
selfishness tells us more about the true
character of this administration than
all their prepaid commercials," the
Democratic vice presidential candidate
said at a rally in Akron, Ohio. "Of cour-

se we care about money. But this is an
election, not an auction, and the U.S.
government is not up for sale to the
highest bidder."
Bush, also in the South, said Mon-
dale's latest criticism of Reagan's
meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister
Andrei Gromyko amounted to "more
See FERRARO, Page 2

By DOV COHEN
For many people, registering to vote
is a hassle which is easy to avoid.
But this week a campus group is
trying to make the process painless and
easy in an effort to add 1,500 new voters
to the rolls. Anyone who is not
registered by Oct. 9 will not be able to
vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
THE CAMPUS drive, by the Public
InterestCResearch Group in Michigan
(PIRGIM), has already registered over
2,600 students in the last month, accor-
ding to PIRGIM Chairman Jeff Par-
sons.
"We've been extremely successful,"
Parsons said. "I think 2,600 voters is a
significant amount who wouldn't have
voted if PIRGIM hadn't been there."

This year's election is particularly
important to students because it "will
affect higher education funding, in-
cluding possible budget cuts," Parsons
said.
THIS WEEK'S drive will include
registration tables in the Fishbowl and
at the Undergraduate Library, contact
with people standing in movie theatre
lines, and an intensive campaign in the
dormitories.
"We're increasing the number of
hours and number of volunteers we're
sending out," said Phillis Engelbert of
PIRGIM. "We're going on another
sweep through each dorm . . . and
stationing tables outside the cafeterias
or going table-to-table in the

cafeterias."
As the final push for voters began
yesterday, 130 students signed up in the
fishbowl in a three-hour period. Some of
the new registrants are students who
registered elsewhere and will now vote
,in Ann Arbor, according to registrar
Kathy Morse. "(Registering) has been
on people's minds but we make it more
convenient for them," she said.
The registration campaign is part of
a national student registration effort.
Locally, the project involves a number
of groups including the National
Organization for Women, Michigan
Alliance for Disarmament, the
Democratic Party, and several other
organizations.

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TODAY
Bank on it

rather than taking his $100 deposit, the machine made a few
"unusual noises" Friday night and spewed out $5 and $10
bills at a rapid pace. Bell "doesn't use his card because he
doesn't know how," said Hoae. "So I said, 'Come watch me
make a deposit. It's real simple.' So I took him to my bank's
automatic teller and I said, 'All you do is put the card in like
this,' But nothing happened," Roae said. The machine
"went blank" so Roae said he "tapped" it with his hand.
"After that, I heard it making this funny noise and I picked
up the little money door and it came flying out. It's the dar-
nedst thing you ever saw. It would take my money, but it
sure gave me a lot back." As soon. as the two men gathered

such a frenzy that the University of Wisconsin-Madison
student government is lobbying to get reruns shown locally.
Avram Rosen, student government co-president, said last
week that a major campaign and petition drive will be
launched in an effort to get one of the city's commercial TV
stations to show the reruns late at night. "Student interest
in bringing back "Batman" has steadily risen to
the point of a fever pitch," Rosen said. WMTV
had run the show until four years ago, when its syndication
contract ran out. Program director Fred Sole said he's got-
ten only "one or two calls a year" since then in suppport of
the show. And program director Jill Koehm of WISC said

visited the lavatory. "She was somewhat beside herself,"
said a TWA spokesman who spoke on condition he not be
identified. A TWA report said simply: "When nature called,
the money went down the tube." After TWA's Flight 701
landed at Kennedy Airport, the woman explained her plight
and two TWA ramp servicemen volunteered to check as the
effluent was pumped off the plane, and found the money.
The. $100 bills were "laundered" and returned to her, the
spokesman said. The airline did not release the names of
the women or the helpful ground crew.

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