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Ninety-five Years
Editorial Freedom




Cloudy with a 50 percent chance
of snow and a high in the 30s.

0Vol. XCV, No. 72

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, December 2, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages




*cuts are heart of
Reagan tax plan

Dawgs turn
over, play
dead for 'M'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan's Treasury Department, which
three years ago won the biggest
business income tax cut in history, now
is proposing to wipe out some longstan-
ding business benefits and in the
process boost corporate taxes by 36.5
Under the big tax-overhaul plan
spelled out by Treasury Secretary
Donald Regan last week, the corporate
portion of income tax collections would
total 25 percent by 1990. Corporations
paid 11 percent of the total in 1983, and
the Office of Management and Budget
predicts that under current law, that
would rise to 18 percent by 1990.
WHILE THE corporate tax share
would rise by about 6.5 percent, the por-
tion borne by individuals and unincor-
porated businesses would drop by about
8.5 percent.
There is scarcely a corporation that
would not be affected by the proposal -
and the initial response to Tuesday's
unveiling was negative.
Business lobbyist-at-large Charles
Walker, who was deputy Treasury
secretary during the Nixon ad-
ministration, said the plan is simply
moving in the wrong direction. Noting
the tax cuts enacted in 1981 were aimed
at increasing the supply of business
capital, he asked, "Are they now saying
business has too much capital?"
AN OIL-industry spokesman called
the plan disastrous. And the real estate
industry termed it anti-investment and
anti-home ownership.

All that may sound surprising, since a
major part of the Treasury proposal
would cut the 46 percent corporate tax
rate, which now applies to all taxable
income above $100,000, to 33 percent for
all taxable income.
Treasury said the system of taxing
business encourages investment accor-
ding to its tax-avoidance potential,
rather than on the basis of what is best
for the economy. And within the
system, Regan adds, tax provisions
put some industries at a disadvantage
compared to others.
The ultimate beneficiaries of radical
change, the Treasury report says, will
be the American public.
"NO LONGER will the nation's scarce
economic resources - its land, its
labor; its capital, and its inventive
genius - be allocated by the tax
system, instead of by market forces,"
the report states. "The result will be
more productive investment, greater
opportunities for employment, more
useful output, and faster economic
Here are some major provisions of
the Treasury plan affecting cor-
porations and investors:
" Depreciation: The heart of the 1981
business tax cut was what is known as
the Accelerated Cost Recovery System,
which dramatically increased the rate
at which business may get back
through the tax system a portion of
money spent for plant and equipment.
The speedup was toned down con-
See NEW, Page 2

Victory probably never tasted as
much like a turnover as it did yesterday
in the Michigan basketball team's 63-57
win over the visiting Georgia Bulldogs.
In all, 44 turnovers marred the slop-
pily played game, with each squad
committing 22 of the slip-ups.
Nonetheless, the 11,424 faithful at
Crisler Arena saw Michigan sink its
teeth into its second victory against no
losses this season. Georgia now stands
at 1-1.
THE WOLVERINES controlled the
tempo most of the game, building leads
of 16 points in the first half, 10 at half-
time, and 19 midway through the
second stanza. Only a late second half
Wolverine letdown, in which Georgia
reeled off 13 straight points, narrowed
the score to its final margin.
"I felt we were in control the whole
way," said Michigan coach Bill
Frieder. "I don't care about the final
score, I just care about the W."
The much smaller Bulldogs tried to
neutralize Michigan's power inside
with their quickness but had little luck,
particularly in the first half. The
Wolverines ripped down 25 rebounds to
Georgia's 16 while gunning to a 34-24
halftime lead.
Durham, "We felt like if we were going
to rebound with Michigan, we needed to
rebound with them' early. Because if
you don't, then the other team gets its
confidence up.

"Their team puts it up, the guy gets
the board, and bang he puts it back in.
Well, you know what he's going to do
next time. He sees that cash register
ringing too. That's two more in the till
for him."
Once again, center Roy Tarpley
proved to be the money man for the
Wolverines. The junior from Detroit led
all scorers with 22 points and pulled
down 12 rebounds, eight of which came
in the first half.
ONE PLAYER who was impressed
was Bulldog forward Joe Ward, who
paced his squad with 16 points. "Tar-
pley got his confidence up in the first
half and started playing like a big man
should. He was going to the glass hard,
boxing out real well, and looking sort of
like Kareem when he started throwing
that hook shot."
As much as Tarpley helped though, it
was Michigan's ability to capitalize on
Georgia turnovers that broke the game
wide open.
Up 13-10 at the 10:06 mark of the first
half, Georgia began to self-destruct.
Name a turnover and it probably hap-
pened: stolen passes, travelling calls,
errant tosses out of bounds, and just
plain failing to get a grip on the ball.
TARPLEY HIT a hook shot, Garde
Thompson an 18-foot jumper, an An-
toine Joubert sank a pair of free throws
to put the Wolverines ahead, 17-13.
Then it was Georgia turnover time
See BLUE, Page 8

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Junior center Roy Tarpley runs over Bulldog center David Dunn during the
second half of yesterday's 63-57 Michigan victory. Tarpley led the
Wolverines with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

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of racism
in Virginia

MARSHALL, Va. (AP) - Refusal to
serve blacks at Roy McKoy's Belvoir
Restaurant sounds like a story out of
the distant 1960s, but it's one folks here
have seen linger into the 80:
"Everybody knows it and steers
clear," said Franklin Woodson, a black
man who lives in nearby The Plains and
works in Marshall. "I just say, there's
other restaurants I can go to."
MCKOY, 60, was jailed in 1967 and
again in 1974 for failing to comply with
court orders to serve blacks at his small

restaurant outside this farm town, 50
miles southwest of Washington, D.C.
He drew renewed attention last week
when a Washington television station,
WRC, reported its three-man news
crew, including two blacks, was refused
service. Reporter Jim Upshaw said
McKoy told the TV crew he would serve
them coffee but that it would cost "$500
a cup."
When four black women who saw the
broadcast showed up to try to have lun-

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CINCINNATI (AP) - In the five years since 11 people died
in a crush of rock music fans pressing to get into Riverfront
Coliseum for a performance by The Who, the world of rock
concerts has changed.
The deaths and 23 injuries on Dec. 3, 1979, led many
promoters to abandon the "festival" atmosphere that had
reigned in the decade following Woodstock.
IN OHIO AND other states, new laws have banned general
admission seating to keep fans from fighting to sit close to the
stage. Laws against drug and alcohol abuse have been more
strictly enforced.
Some details surrounding the deaths, such as who pushed
whom and why the doors to the coliseum were locked at the
time, have never been made public because all 32 lawsuits
filed over the case were settled out of court, with victims and
their families pledged to silence. The plaintiffs split an
estimated $2.1 million. No one ever acknowledged liability.
"We wanted it all to come out;" said Richard and Mary

Bowes, whose son, Peter, 18, was among those who died on
the plaza outside the coliseum. "But we didn't have the
resources - financial or mental - to continue. So we set-
CONCERTGOERS had lined up in chilly weather for hours
before the popular group's show was scheduled to begin.
When music was heard from inside the arena, the crowd
surged toward the locked doors, police said.
The musicians were only practicing, but the crowd ap-
parently thought the concert had started. Some people were
shoved through glass doors and others fell and were
smothered as the crowd surged over them.
All 11 deaths were attributed to asphyxiation.
POLICE CAPT. Dale Menkhaus was in charge of crowd
control that night, and he recalls that the crowd was unruly
but that police were limited in what they could do since the
Coliseum was privately owned.
See CONCERT, Page 2

Phi Kappa Tau returns to 'U'

Twelve years ago, Frank Ronan had
to approve the closing of the Phi Kappa
Tau fraternity chapter at Michigan.
Yesterday, the 1928 University
graduate was on hand for the rebirth of
the chapter.
"I was very sad because I was on the
alumni board that had to approve the
dissolution," Ronan said.
THE FORMAL reinstallation of
PKT's Tau Chapter heldin the Union
Ballroom last night culminated a two-
year effort, according to chapter

president John Bogeman, a Residential
College senior.
He said the idea to bring back the Ann
Arbor chapter got started about two
years ago. His brother-in-law, who is the
fraternity Domain Director for the cen-
tral Michigan area and the new chap-
ter's consultant, suggested the idea.
LSA senior and House Manager Bill
Dyette said he and a group of friends
.heard the idea, "kicked it around," and
decided to reopen the chapter.
So far the idea has beenreceived
well, Bogeman said. "Other frater-
nities have been more than helpful,"

and there has been "very little
negativism." The group has 30 mem-
bers and a house on Oxford Street.
Guy Hower, 1962 alumnus of the
chapter, was at the installation with his
son Rob, an engineering sophomore and
new Phi Kappa Tau member. He said
the time at which the fraternity was
dissolved was very different because
the whole idea of social organizations
was very unpopular on campus. 1959
PKT Lee Black agreed, saying that the
big thing then was being "humanistic"
and stressing individuality.

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Clean sweep
Scott Clark sweeps the stands in Michigan Stadium yesterday.


Talking turkey
. AVE THT. Trkev" netitnng ar eieniontn

member Pat Ware said of the turkey pictured on the county
seal, adding that he belongs to the Osceola subspecies of the
wild American turkey. The bird, she says, is a particularly
wily creature that still rears its head in rural areas near
Immokalee, in norther Collier County. "You have to get up
pretty early in the morning to get him," Ware said. "He's a
survivor." Adopting the panther as a mascot would be
copying the state, which already claims the rare cat as
state animal, Ware said. Lusk said Tuesday that he thought
the turkey inappropriate when he first took over as county
manager six months ago, but he waited until he was settled
before pushing for a change.

"This is yours," Velasco said. Then the man left, saying,
"I'll be back for a haircut." When Velasco opened the en-
velope, he found $125, apparently repayment for money
taken in a 1967 burglary. Shortly after the theft, a man had
called, apologized and promised to repay him at $10 a
week, but never did, Velasco said. If the mysterious caller
ever reappears for a trim, Velasco said, "he gets a free
one. I'd be proud to know him...He is the man who paid me
back after 17 years. He's the hero of this deal."
Seeing purple

the 1972 Rambler Ambassador which constitutes
LeMaster's entire fleet. One complainant, independent
driver Lonnie Howard, said the issue wasn't color, but the
condition of LeMaster's cab, which he felt was run-down.
On Thursday, however, after viewing snapshots of the car
and hearing a "very emotional plea" from LeMaster, the
board granted permission to continue operating the pur-
ple vehicle, said licensing officer Bobbie Beavers.
LeMasters said he recently refurbished the car and added
new carpet to complement the blue interior. "I plan on
maybe dying it purple," he said. "I like purple."





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