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Bullard, Cohen
debate freeze

The Michigan Daily - Saturday, October 13, 1984 - Page 3
Gordimer gives
Tanner lecture

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
University philosophy Prof. Carl
Cohen and State Representative Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) faced off last
night in a debate over a proposal on the
city's Nov. 6 ballot which could make
Ann Arbor nuclear free.
Cohen argued that the proposal
which, if passed, would prohibit "the
design, research, development, testing
or production of nuclear weapons;
delivery systems for such weapons;
and command control and com-
munication systems for such
weapons," is a violation of civil liber-
ties because it infringes on rights of
academic freedom.
"IS ANN ARBOR to be a place where
people who think the wrong thoughts
are to be hailed into court?" Cohen
asked.
The proposal advocates the practice
of McCarthyism, Cohen said. "The
principle is the M cCarthy principle.,
Frighten them so they will shut up.
Threaten them with prison," he said.
Under the proposal, violators would
be punished with fines of $500 and/or
90 days in jail for each violation.
BULLARD, however, called the
measure a responsible act. "As

citizens, we need to act when the gover-
nment fails to act," he said, adding that
passing this proposal is the first step
toward stopping the arms race.
Bullard also countered Cohen's
argument that the proposal violates
academic freedom. "Nowhere,
nowhere ,in this act, is a ban on
thinking," Bullard said, explaining that
instead, the proposal attempts to
regulate the development of systems
which are capable of destroying
mankind.
"This is not a ban on thinking ... This
is a prohibition of contracts . . that
threaten the people of this city ...,''
Bullard said.
THE PROPOSAL is merely an exten-
sion of the University's research policy
which prohibits any classified research
with the primary purpose to harm
human life.
Under the plan, a city commission
would be set up to review research con-
tracts undertaken by universities and
city firms from the Department of
Energy and the Department of Defen-
se.
Cohen comdemned the commission,
saying that it has no right to review
contracts and decide what researchers
can think.

By BILL SPINDLE
"One thing is clear." South African
writer Nadine Gordimer told a crowd
packed into the Modern Language
Building yesterday, "Ours is a period
when few can claim the absolute value
of a writer without reference to.
responsibilites. Exile as a mode of
genius no longer exists."
Those like James Joyce who have
rejected their homeland and not been
forced out of it, are not the voice to
today's writers, she said.
GORDIMER delivered this year's
Tanner lecture on human values to
about 500 people jammed into the MLB
3 Auditorium yesterday. Her speech was
titled, "The Essential Gesture: Writers'
and Society."
The genius of today's best writers is
"the broken cries of real exiles" from
countries such as Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Nicaragua, and Gor-
dimer's own home of South Africa, she
said.
Born in a small town about 30 miles
from Johannesburg, Gordimer, so
petite she had to stand on a wooden
platform to be seen over the podiumis
generally considered the strongest
literary voice from South Africa today.
HER EIGHT novels and seven collec-
tions of short stories deal intimately
with how blacks and whites in South
Africa live within and fight an apar-
theid system.

She spoke of the different external
responsibilities all writers in differing
social systems face and the manner in
which they must balance these con-
straints with internal desires for un-
mitigated free expression.
But she constantly returned to exam-
pies of her homeland, where she said
black writers had come closest to
reconciling the two forces.
"IT IS OUT of being more than a
writer that many black men and
women in South Africa begin to write. .
. For these writers, there is no op-
position of inner and outer demands,"
she said. "At the same time as they are
writing, they are political activists in
the concrete sense - teaching,
proselytizing, organizing."
But she said a different responsibility
is asked of°those like herself, the white
writers in South Africa.
"The white writer's task as cultural
worker is to raise the consciousness of
white people, who, unlike himself, have
not woken up . . . I doubt whether the
white writer, eveniif giving expression to
the same themes as blacks, has much
social use in inspiriting blacks, or is
needed to," she said.
Gordimer and three other writers and
philosophers will continue to probe the
writer's responsibilities in a series of
workshops beginning at 9:30 a.m. today
in the Modern Languages Building.-

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
South African novelist Nadine Gordimer delivers this year's Tanner lecture
at the ModernLanguage Building yesterday.

Coalition said to threaten business if 'C 'passes

EAST LANSING, Mich. UPI - Friends and foes of
Proposal C filed financial reports yesterday amid
hotly disputed allegations that some businesses have
been pressured politically into opposing the tax-
cutting ballot proposal.
Promote Michigan, the coalition opposing the
measure, said it has raised nearly $300,000 and spent
almost $220,000. Proponents said they have raised
only about $12,000, but that report apparently does
not include separate fundraising for media adver-
tising.
DICK CHRYSLER, a Brighton businessman, made
the allegation about political pressure during a joint
appearance on the public television program "Off the
Record" with Promote Michigan spokesman Ray
Brennan.
Brennan voiced strong objections to the charge.
Proposal C would roll state and local taxes back to*
their 1981 level and require voter approval for any in-
creases.
CHRYSLER WAS asked why many businesses are
opposed to the measure.
"I think these people have been told that if they
don't go along with the Pronote Michigan campaign

then I think their legislation.. . in the next year will
never see the light of day," he said.
Chrysler said these representations "come directly
from the governor's office on down through,the state
bureaucracy."
ASKED HOW he knows, the businessman said,
I'I've been told that. I've heard that."
"I know of nothing that can substantiate those
charges and I think they're made recklessly," Bren-
nan said.
During a subsequent phone conversation, Chrysler
said he understood that Insurance Commissioner
Nancy Baerwaldt told a meeting of insurance firms
"the governor has asked me to consider additional
regulations if Proposal C passes." Chrysler said the
information came from a participant in the meeting,
but declined to name him.f
" BAERWALDT, called the allegation "nonsense."
On the television program, Chrysler disavowed the
widely quoted comment of Jim DeMar, another
Proposal C spokesman; that he would like to paralyze
state government. .
And he said a suit will be filed soon against the state
over actions taken by State Police Director Gerald

Hough and others to fight Proposal C.
SENATE Republican leader John Engler, who op-
poses Proposal C, warned in a statement that
"questionable tactics" by government officials are
giving ammunition to advocates of the measure.
Department heads are traveling around the state.
talking against the measure and state workers are
preparing departmental newsletters opposing it, he
said.
Donations to the Proposal C cause reported by the
Voter's Choice organization include $500 from the
Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance, Co., run by
Richard Headlee, an official of Voter's Choice and
$2,600 in in-kind contributions from Chrysler. ,
Major contributors to Promote Michigan include
the Michigan Retailers Association, the Michigan
AFL-CIO, the Michigan Food Dealers Association,
the American Federation of Teachers, Meijer Inc.,
Steelcase Corp. and Michigan Bell Telephone Co.
Promote Michigan announced yesterday that
General Motors Corp. has joined the opposition for
Proposal C - the last of the "Big Three" automakers
to do so.

Cyanide proposal
goes national

(Continued from Page 1)

president for university relations said
in a written statement. "Such an idea is
a complete antithesis of why univer-
sities exist."
Although the university has no plans
to enact the proposals, the movement is
far from over. "Columbia and the
University of Colorado have expressed
some interest in passing a referen-
dum," said Ferguson. Organizers have
designated November 2nd as a day for
nationwide demonstrations on college

campuses to rally against the nuclear
movement.
"We're asking 'other campuses to
mobilize against nuclear suicide by get-
ting speakers, panel discussions, can-
dlelight vigils and student protests,"
Ferguson said.
USE DAILY CLASSIFIEDS

Ferraro and
Bush eamps
claim victory
in Thursday
VP debate

(Continued from Page 1)
debate by matching Bush. I think she
demonstrated that she is a viable and
responsible candidate."
HIS counterpart, Mark Leachman,
president of the University's College
Republicans, said, "I think Bush won
fairly clearly. I don't know if Bush had
any notes with him, but he fired off his
answers quickly off the top of his head.
"But I think Ferraro looked down to
much at her note," he said, "It seemed
like she was constantly looking down at
the podium. I don't think she looked into
the camera and communicated very
well."
It seemed that even among those not
involved with the campaign the out-
come was clear.
AMONG political science professors,
the outcome was less clear. "The
debate was pretty much a stand-off,"
said Pronf John K tin don head of the

Jl KIY. dll 11gu 1, 11d lL
-HAPPENINGS
Highlight
The Tanner Lecture Series of Human Values continues today with a
symposium by Nadine Gordimer, a South African novelist. The topic will be
the same as that of her lecture last night, "The Essential Gesture: Writers
and Society," 9:30a.m., MLB 4.
Films
AAFC - Neighbors, 7 p.m., A Clockwork Orange, 8:45 p.m., MLB 4.
Alt. Act. - Manhattan, 7:30 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema II - Dersu Uzala, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Angell Hall, Aud. A.
Cinema Guild - Wuthering Heights, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Gerald Ford Library - The Presidency Restored, 9 a.m. & noon, The
Gerald Ford Library, 1000 Beal Avenue.
Mediaxtrics - Barbarella, 7:15 p.m., Casino Royale, 9:10 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Aud.
Performances
Ark - Rare Air, 8 p.m., 637 South Main St.
Performance Network - American Buffalo, 8 p.m., 408 West Washington
St.
School of Music - Contemporary Directions Ensemble, 8 p.m., Rackham
Aud., French Horn Student Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
U-Club - live entertainmhent, 9 p.m., U-Club, Union.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Women's Aglow Fellowship of Ann Arbor - 9:30 a.m., Forsythe Inter-
mediate School, 1655 Newport Rd.

LitC

political science department.
Goldenberg saw the debate as "pret-
ty close to a draw."
Goldenberg and Kingdon differed on
what kind of effect the debate would
have on the election. Kingdon said the
debate "being pretty much a stand-off,
probably won't have much of an in-
fluence, probably won't have much of
an influence either way."
"They both did very well," Golden-
berg said, "but Ferraro showed that
she can compete with someone who has
been in the White House for four
years."
"This debate probably won't make
much of a difference though," she says,
"people who were going to vote for
Mondale will vote for Mondale. People
who were going to vote for Reagan will
probably vote for Reagan. And people
who weren't sure, probably still aren't
sure."
Marshall
Jake heads
Homecoming
fesivities
(Continued from Page i)
any Northwestern fan back to Wrigley
Field, the real celebrity at last night's
frenzied gathering was Bullwinkle
- Triangle Fraternity's prize-
winning float starring Michigan's
favorite moose.
The main event of the evening was to
find Michigan's greatest fan. The
Michimaniac contest attracted fans
from several different walks of campus
life. A makeshift applause meter
determined the winner of the field
passes for today's football game.
While Jake played, the Michimaniacs
prepared for the intense competition to
become the Wolverine's greatest fan.
The fiercely contested auditions in-
cluded old standbys like "Hail to the
victors," and less well known chants
like "emasculate them, emasculate
them, make them relinquishthe ball."
THE CROWD displayed its partisan-
ship when one contestant liberally
replaced the familiar "Let's go Blue"
cheer with "M no code." A mixed reac-
tion of hisses and cheers resulted as
students disn~led with the nrnnosed

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Correction
During sorority rush this fall, 225
women who attended final desserts, the
last rush parties, did not receive in-
vitations to join a house of their choice.
Sixty-three of these women, however,
did not fill out preference sheets to
request membership. Yesterday's
Daily incorrectly reported that all 225
of these women completed the entire
rush process.

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