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Ninety-five Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Effervescent
Sunshine in the morning with a
high near 60 degrees. Showers
possible in the evening.

Vol. XCV, No. 47 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 30, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Ford takes
contract,
GM votes to
end strike
TORONTO (AP) - Autoworkers at
General Motors Corp.'s 13 Canadian
plants ratified a new labor contract
yesterday, ending a strike that forced
more than 40,000 layoffs in the United
States.
Meanwhile, the United Auto Workers
announced that its members had ap-
proved a new three year contract with
Ford Motor Co. in the United States by
a vote of 33,312 to 18,386, or 64 percent to
36 percent.
THE CANADIAN GM workers voted
in favor of the pact by more than 86
percent, the union said. Vote totals
were to be announced later. The con-
tract covers 36,000 GM workers in
Canada.
Robert White, the Canadian director
of the UAW, told a news conference that
;the striking workers were "relieved
,and glad to be going back to work."
White said the principle of distinct
contract provisions for Canadian and
U.S. autoworkers had been established.
"THE DAYS OF rubber-stamping a
U.S. agreement are now gone," White
said.
Maintenance workers at some plants
were being called in Monday night, with
full production expected to resume
Tuesday or Wednesday, union officials
said.
At Local 222 in Oshawa, with 16,000
members the largest of the local
'unions, workers filled a hockey arena to
debate the merits of the settlement and
ask questions of Canadian UAW leader
Robert White before voting.
"I THINK it's a pretty good con-
tract," Bill Whitfield, a GM assembler
for 13 years, said as he left the meeting.
"I think if we rejected it we'd be out till
sometime next year."
"I think White did the best he could,"
said Gil Patterson, an eight-year
veteran at GM's Oshawa truck plant.
"You've got to give him credit."
The new agreement gives GM
workers an average raise of 2.25 per-
cent in the first year - same as in the
United States - plus a "special
Canadian adjustment" of 25 cents per
hour. Further adjustments would add
25 cents in the second year and 24 cents
in the third year.
UNLIKE THEIR U.S. counterparts,
the Canadian GM workers will not get
lump-sum payments in the second and
third years and will not participate in
profit-sharing. Both agreements in-
clude cost-of-living protection.
Assemblers, who make up 70 percent
of the work force, will see their pay rise
See FORD, Page?

Minority
up slightly

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL'
City College of New York physics professor, Michio Kaku, holds up a recently declassified document entitled
"operation Pincher," which outlines the first strike plans of the U.S. military to invade the Soviet Union during
Truman's presidency.
0 0g
Physicist wars of U.S.
offen sive nuclear strategy

By DAN SWANSON
Enrollment of minority students at
the University edged slightly upward
this fall with blacks showing the largest
- though still a modest - gain.
Total minority enrollment increased
by 232 students from 3,265 last year.
Overall, minorities represent 11.3 per-
cent of the student body.
THE LARGEST BOOST came in
black enrollment which is up by 89
students to 1,595 this year. Those
figures represent a change in the per-
centage of black students on campus
from 4.9 to 5.1 percent.
This year's gain rivals figures for
1982, but the black enrollment falls far
below that of 1977 when the percentage
was 6.9 percent.
Niara Sudarkasa, an associate vice
president for academic affairs, said the
increase in black enrollment was "en-
couraging," but admitted it was still
short of the University's own goal set in
1970 of 10 percent enrollment.
"MY INTENTION is to make that
goal a reality," she said, adding that
new programs in some of the schools and
colleges, the admissions office, finan-
cial aid, are underway.- .
The black enrollment figures drew
criticism from the minority researcher
for the Michigan Student Assembly,
Roderick Linzie. The increase in black
enrollment is equal to only two-tenths of
one percent, only 16 more black fresh-
man came to the University this year
than last, he pointed out.
"Why not more?" he asked. "Sixteen
more new freshman is nothing to be
proud of."
LINZIE CHARGED that black
enrollment has not improved despite
the University's repeated verbal com-
mitment to improve it and the appoin-
tment of Sudarkasa last winter because
the necessary resources haven't been
committed.
"Dr. Sudarkasa has not been given
the full staff or budget to make real
changes at the University," he said.
But Monique Washington, assistant
director of the admissions office, said a
"significant" increase in money has
been set aside this year for recruiting
minorities, but declined to give
specifics.
That extra money has been used to

Sudarkasa
.. credits initiatives

By THOMAS HRACH
Speaking before a sparse crowd at the Rackham Am-
phitheater last night, noted physicist Michio Kaku revealed
what he called the "secret plans of the U.S. government for
escalation dominance" over the Soviet Union.
"Despite claims that President Reagan is unaware of the
U.S. nuclear strategy, he does understand the-real com-
plexities of our tactical nuclear weapons," Kaku told the
audience.
AND NOW, using recently de-classified State Department
documents, Americans "can piece together the real strategy
of our nuclear weapons."
Kaku, a nuclear physicist at the City College of New York,
and director of the Institute for Peace and Safe Technology,
was invited to campus and sponsored by the Ann Arbor cam-
paign for a nuclear free zone. Prof. Daniel Axelrod, a strong
supporter of the nuclear free zone proposal, was instrumen-
tal in bringing Kaku to campus.
Kaku said that the State Department documents from the
late forties and early fifties explain the U.S. government's
theory of military dominance since 1954 and show that "the
U.S. is now preparing to win a nuclear war."
HE SAID the theory, first penned by Henry Kissinger in the
1950's, says that tactical nuclear weapons can be used to win
a war without destroying the whole world.
"I'm all for defense of this country, but only (with) the 300 nuclear

warheads that we need to defend our country in case of a first
strike by the Soviet Union," said Kaku. "These are
aggressive plans on the part of the U.S. government. What
we need is a statement of faith on the part of the American
people.
"The people of Michigan must realize that research here
has nothing to do with defense, instead it relates to an
escalation dominance (theory)," he said.
HE SAID THIS "theory of coercion" allows the U.S. to
throw its weight around, holding other countries hostage with
the fear of nuclear retaliation.
Kaku said that the problem with the theory, however, is
that many people and countries refuse to be intimidated by
the threat.
"The lesson is simple," Kaku said. "People are the missing
element in the theory of escalation and dominance. People
are a force more powerful than a preemptive first strike at-
tack."
He said that protests against the government policies can
affect whether nuclear weapons are used and whether the
theory is ever tested.
For example, he said that the anti-Vietnam war march on
Washington in 1969 prevented President Richard Nixon from
using tactical nuclear weapons in an attempt to give the U.S.
an upper hand in the war.
Nixon feared the 250,000 protesters would become violent if
the weapons had been used, Kaku said.

expand recruitment from the black
high schools 'in Detroit to suburban
areas such as Southfield and smaller
communities throughout the state, ac-
cording to Washington.
"Our.focus has been on visibility and
personal approaches," she said.
THE University's Asian student
population increased from 1,163 to 1,236
this fall and the Hispanic community
grew from 455 to 526 students. The
number of native American students
increased from 84 to 97.
Darlene Sisneros, a leader of the
Hispanic Law Students Association said
the Hispanic enrollment was "way too
low." The enrollment represents only
1.7 percent of the student body while
nationwide Hispanics make up 12 per-
cent of the total population.
Sisneros said-the University is failing
to recruit Hispanics in the Southwest.
"We are only beginning to recruit from
that area.
"My impression is (the law school)
is not necessarily trying to get more
minorities enrolled," she said, "but are
trying to get better applicants without
changing the standards."

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Profs push petition
for Mondale/Ferraro

By THOMAS MILLER most critical electi'
By TOMASMILLR 'All the sorts o
With the election only a week away, a with at the Univ
group of University professors are there are no huma
petitioning other faculty members to THE statement
support Democratic presidential can- Reagan admini
didate Walter Mondale. education olicies
The drive, headed by mathematics "Reagan/Bush
Prof. Wilfred Kaplan, is aimed at posed support fo
gathering faculty signatures on a levels and, in part
statement endorsing Mondale. sought reduction i
ACCORDING to another sponsor of grants to collei
the statement, Psychology Prof. statement reads. "
Wilbert McKeachie, the action is an at- records that Mond
tempt to make citizens and students the contrary, be po
aware of the seriousness of the up- education."
coming election and some of the issues The petition w
of the campaign. suggestion of a Mo
"I just feel that most students are not Kaplan said. Last
aware of the seriousness of the nuclear
threat," McKeachie said. "This is the See PRO
TODAY-
Best lil' whorehouse
T'S BEEN over a hundred years since Horace Greeley

on we've ever had."
f problems we deal
ersity disappear if
n beings."
t also attacks the
stration for its
have consistenly op-
r education at all
icular, have steadily
n federal loans and
ge students," the
"We know from their
ale/Ferraro will, on
owerful supporters of
'as started at the
ndale campaign aid,
t night, he said the
)FS, Page 5

Baby Fae taken
LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) - Baby that heart "wouldn't f
Fae, her transplanted baboon's heart infant, who was 14 da
"working well," was removed from a from death when s1
respirator yesterday as hospital of- baboon heart Friday.
ficials drew criticism for not trying to The infant, known o
find a human donor before performing was being treated with
the operation. rejection of the transp
The infant was removed from the BY LATE this mor
critical list and doctors prepared to become the longest-s
feed her orally for the first time since recipient of a cross-sp
the operation, said Anita Rockwell, a splant.
spokeswoman for Loma Linda Univer- Transplant team lea
sity Medical Center. Bailey never tried t
"SHE'S NOW listed in serious con- heart for Baby Fae
dition, which is a step better than donors are rare, said
critical," Ms. Rockwell said Monday spokesman Dick Scha
afternoon. "All her vital signs are "It was just a fluke'
stable. She's off the ventilator and a 2-month-old infant b
breathing easily. Her heart is working the same day as the op
well." said.
The surgeons acknowledged they did BAILEY HAS said1
not know the heart of a 2-month-old transplant, Baby Fae
human was available the day of the within a day because s
operation. But a spokesman at Loma the left side of her hea
Linda University Medical Center said it developed.
would have made no difference because However, Dr. P

offr
it" into the ailing
ys old and hours
the received the
nly as Baby Fae,
drugs to prevent
lanted organ.
rning, she would
surviving human
pecies heart tran-
ader Dr. Leonard
o find a human
because infant
d medical center
efer.
'that the heart of
became available
eration, Schaefer
that without the
would have died
she was born with
art severly under-
Paul Terasaki.

mespirator
professor of surgery at UCLA Medical
School and director of the California
Regional Organ Procurement Agency
said, "I think that they did not make
any effort to get a human infant heart
because they were set on doing a
baboon."
"They were set up to do this ex-
perimental procedure no matter what,"
said Lucy Shelton, co-ordinator for
People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals. "I think it's tragic . . . . What
they've done here is not the best thing
for the patient or the family and
definitely not the best thing for the
baboon."
BUT DR. Robert Levine, a Yale
University medical ethics expert,
defended the California doctors.
"Most heart donors are accident vic-
tims, and most infants don't drive
cars," Levine said in a telephone inter-
view. "So I can understand why they
didn't go out to look for a human heart
donor. They knew there was a very low
likelihood of finding one."
See EXPERTS, Page 7

Kaplan
... gathers signatures

While there are other brothels in the state of Nevada, and
even two others in Ely, Gottleib's idea is unique because of
the range over which they are selling stock, the difficulty in
obtaining a membership, and the project's wholehearted
endorsement by the city's government. Shares of stock are
available at $9.95 by calling the company's toll free number
(800-245-2503) anywhere in the country. Once a share
holder, however, not just anybody can become a patron. In
addition to owning stock in the company, a patron must
have a note from his physician stating that his present
health condition allows him to withstand a high degree of
excitement, a prescription from the same doctor that

agreed to sign all certificates of stock in his official
capacity as mayor. Although sales of stock began only
yesterday, Gottleib is pleased with the early returns. She
claims they sold over 100 shares, far more than she expec-
ted on the first day. But while the chief feature of the bor-
dello seems to be its wide grounds for involvement, Gottleib
stresses its high class demeanor. The brothel operates only
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and it has no liquor licen-
se. Add to those limits the difficulty in obtaining the
privileges of membership and it becomes a downright
respectable whorehouse. As Gottleib said proudly, "No one
can just walk into this bordello and get serviced."

tlefield delineated by cardboard partitions and fluorescent-
tape lines, trying to zap their opponents before they get
zapped themselves. "It (the darkness) uininhibits them.
They act silly, they can crawl around and make faces in the
dark," said Michael Drago, the club's 31-year-old owner.
The blasters they use shoot high-intensity flashlight beams
and make sounds like the phasers on the television series
"Star Trek." When battlers get zapper, their light-sensitive
headgear lights up and beeps. They then must leave the
battle and reset their equipment. Dragos said the battles
are "a way to go into a video game" and leave people "all
sweated up."

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