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Ninety-five Years
of
Editorial Freedom

Lit W~lgan

iE ai1t!

Kryllos
Partly sunny with highs in the
mid-20s.

Vol. XCV, No. 98 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, January 29, 1985 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Governor
supports
aid plans
By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
If Gov. James Blanchard's budget proposals are accep-
ted today, they could translate into more dollars for state
competitive scholarships and work study.
But the good news from Lansing could be overshadowed
by somber news from Washington. University financial
aid officers fear cuts in federal financial aid ap-
propriations which could harm aid programs.
IN THE meantime, Blanchard is scheduled to propose
allocating money for work study aid, according to Univer-
sity officials. Work study funds were previously supplied
by federal money and money from the University's
general fund budget.
For every dollar that a student makes through the work
study program, 75 cents is provided by federal funds -
the employers pays the rest.
But while Blanchard is expecting to increase
educational funding, President Reagan is expected to
decrease it.
"REAGAN HAS made significant cuts every year that
:he has been in office but he changes his cutting strategy
every year," said Lynn Borset, the University's assistant
director for financial aid. "I fully expect more cuts," she
said.
Money allocated to financial aid programs for the 1985-
86 academic year was signed into effect before Novem-
ber's presidential election. But when President Reagan
proposes his budget on February 4, it's possible "he may
request cuts in financial aid for education," said Harvey
Grotrian, the University's financial aid director.
"What will happen depends on what happens with the
budget," Grotrian said.
ACCORDING to Thomas Butts, the University's
Washington lobbyist, Reagan never promised not to cut
education aid.
"(He promised) not to increase taxes, to support defen-
se, but he never mentioned education," he said.
h See FINANCIAL, Page 2

Ethics
says 1
broke

staff
teese
rules

Direct-or overrules findings

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The Office of Government
Ethics staff found that attorney general-
designate Edwin Meese violated federal ethics
rules but was overruled by the office director,
Meese's lawyer said yesterday.
Senate hearings on the embattled White
House aide are to open today amid new
disclosures that lawyers at the independent wat-
chdog agency concluded Meese's actions in-
volving two financial transactions appeared to
conflict with his official duties.
LEONARD Garment, Meese's lawyer, em-
phasized that the flap over the report -
disclosed Monday by The Wall Street Journal -
involved a conclusion by staff lawyers who had
"no power to issue independent decisions."
He said David Martin, director of the ethics of-
fice, analyzed the recommendation of the staff
lawyers and found they had no merit. Martin was
not available for comment.
When asked about the ethics report, White
House spokesman Larry Speakes said "I don't
know if such a report exists." If is does, he said,
it has never been sent to the White House.
Speakes said President Reagan "has not
changed his mind" about Meese's nomination for
the Cabinet post as result of the newspaper
report.
THE ADMINISTRATION'S failure to disclose
the internal report could raise serious new

questions about the Meese case, sources said,
with one declaring it "could be the other shoe
that's dropped" in the controversial nomination.
"It's definitely a new development," the sour-
ce said. "It opens the possibility of another
disclosure problem if there was some intent not
to make it (the report) available. And if that is
the case, it would be very serious."
Even before the Office of Government Ethics
report became known, the self-styled citizens'
lobby, Common Cause, and Sen. Howard Met-
zenbaum, (D-Ohio) said there were violations by
Meese, the president's trusted aide.
YESTERDAY, Common Cause president Fred
Wertheimer called on the committee to in-
vestigate the ethics office report "prior to taking
any action" on Meese's nomination.
Metzenbaum and Common Cause were con-
cerned that individuals who helped Meese finan-
cially received high government jobs. The staff
report found violations involving Thomas
Barrack, who helped Meese sell his California
home, and John McKean, who arranged two
loans for Meese totaling $60,000.
Barrac, a California real estate developer, was
hired by the Interior Department. McKean
became chairman of the Postal Board of Gover-
nors.
Meese was cleared of criminal wrongdoing
last year in a report by independent counsel
Jacob Stein. But Stein said he could not rule on
whether Meese committed ethics violations.

PopsiclesDaily Photo by DAN HABIB
Melting days and freezing nights have caused icicles to form all over town -
including this building just off Liberty St.

Gregory calls for campus activism

By JODY BECKER
"There's only about five white people
on the earth," according to civil rights
activist, social satirist, and nutritionist
"The rest of you are just imposters,
because it just takes a million bucks.
White is an attitude," he told an
audience of about 200 at Rackham
Auditorium Sunday night.
GREGORY, who appeared as the
keynote speaker of the University's In-
ternational Cultures Weekend, worked
with Martin Luther King, Jr. and
Malcolm X in the 1960's to advance civil
rights.
He recently returned from Ethiopa
where he met with medical experts at
the University of Adis Abbaba in an ef-
fort to coordinate relief programs for
the dought stricken country.
"We found that after 13 days of

'Those of you with a gun and a bible in the
same house don't understand that one can-
cels out the other.'
-Dick Gregory
civil rights activist

hunger your body starts producing a
drug one hundred and fifty times more
potent than morphine," said Gregory,
who submitted to a supervised 70-day
water fast to explore methods for
recouping victims of starvation.
"YOU SEE people who have walked
for 20 or 30 days. Maybe started out as a
family of 15 people, and an eight-year-
old child with a five-year-old child on
his back make it to the camp," Gregory
said. "Then they line up to see a doctor.

And if they're not chosen, they have 24
hours to pray that tomorrow they'll be
sick enough to get chosen.
"Isn't that a hell of a prayer? It's sick
to see people happy at the end of day
because only 50 people died in the camp
today instead of 500."
Looking into the audience, Gregory
said, "you're the ones people should
feel sorry for and be flashing your pic-
ture all over the world."
HE CALLED the United States a

"nation drunk with hate, where you
have to stay high 24 hours a day to
tolerate the system."
"This is supposed to be the most
Christian, religous country in the
world," Gregory said. "Who the hell
are you praying to? Those of you who
hate Jews, Irish Catholics, Italians,
Blacks, and Puerto Ricans - you're the
same after praying as you were before.
Those of you with a gun and a bible in
the same house don't understand that
one cancels out the other. Fear and God
do not occupy the same spot."
Turning to the black community,
Gregory repeatedly asked "how long
you blacks folks gonna sit around and
tolerate this craziness?" Citing
statistics that identify young blacks as
the primary consumers of movie
tickets and record albums, Gregory
See GREGORY, Page 3

Daily Photo
Civil rights activist Dick Gregory, shown here in this file photo, spoke to an
audience of about 200 gathered at Rackham Auditorium Sunday.

t~ '
'Dail may
boycott
board
mreeting

By ERIC MATTSON
The editors of The Michigan Daily' will meet today to
decide whether to boycott a meeting of the Board for Student
Publications to protest the way an opening on the board was
filled.
Daily editors contend that a regents' bylaw was violated
when University President Harold Shapiro disregarded the
six names submitted for a board position vacated by a
resigning member.
INSTEAD, Shapiro chose Frederick Currier, chairman
and chief executive officer of Market Opinion Research in
See Editorial, Page 4
Detroit, who was not on the list sent to Shapiro last Septem-
ber.
The bylaw calls for the president to appoint new members
of the board from "a panel of not less than six names
proposed by the top editors of the Daily ..."
See DAILY, Page 3

Minorities cheated'

WASHINGTON (AP) - A panel of
children's advocates charged
yesterday that millions of poor, han-
dicapped, and minority students are
being cheated by America's public
schools, and that the rush to raise
standards could make life worse for
those at the back of the class.
They said the plight of these
children, and the ways the schools
and government at all levels have
responded to it, "support the worries
of those who fear the development of
a permanent underclass in
America."
"THE UNITED States cannot af-
ford to leave underdeveloped the
talents of millions of children who
happen to be born different by virtue
of race, language, sex, or income
status," said the panel headed by

former U.S. Commissioner of
Education Harold Howe and Marian
Edelman, president of the
Children's Defense Fund.
"Nor can it ignore, under the
pretense of educational excellence,
the unfinished national task of of-
fering every child - black,
Hispanic, native American, Asian,
and white - a fair chance to learn
and become a self-sufficient
citizen."
They charged that minority and
poor children "do not matter as
much ... to some school officials,"
and that, in Howe's words, "state
and local financing of schools adds
up to a conspiracy to spend more
money on rich kids and less money
on poor kids."
HOWE ALSO charged that

by schools
President Reagan has presided over
"an anti-childhood administration."
He said he "did not look for any
relief" in Reagan's second term.
A report based on a two-year study
by Howe and Edelman, criticized
school districts that set up smaller
classes for gifted youths. That
"detracts from resources available
to all other youth," said the report,
which advocates keeping the gifted
in regular classes.
Howe and Edelman said girls and
young women "miss out on
education opportunities routinely af-
forded males," and they com-
plained that blacks are placed in
classes for the mildly mentally han-
dicapped at three times the rates of
whites.

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TODAY
Pizza guarantee

change was made to allow drivers more time. Some people
think the driver pays for the pizza if it's late, added.
Belknap, but actually the company absorbs the cost.
Belknap explained that the new guarantee has received a
lot of positive response and that it may become permanent
in the future.
Save our Sears
A LETTER DRIVE and a shopping blitz in Cleveland,

Sears officials had announced on Nov. 15 that the store
would close Jan. 31 because the three-story brick building
"is functionally obsolete," said company spokeswoman
Mary Strahlendorf in Philadelphia. "We have a five-year
renovation program for existing larger retail stores, our
stores of the future concept, but because of the age of this
building it would be impossible to do this," she said. "When
we- make a decision to close a store, it's never made
lightly," Strahlendorf said. "That decision is usually
irrevocable."

$150 out two months past their due date. Violation could
mean a maximum five-year sentence and $5,000 fine. The
other bill would make it a misdemeanor punishable by a 30-
day jail term and a fine up to $300. The director of the
Kansas City Public Library, Dan Bradbury, says the
library lost more than $250,000 worth of materials to library
card holders last year. "We're losing a quarter of our
budget on non-returns," he said.
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