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Vol. XCV, No. 139 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, March 27, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House, delivering a hard-
fought victory to President Reagan, voted yesterday to
authorize spending $1.5 billion for 21 more MX missiles. The
president tied approved of the weapons to the success of the
U.S.-Soviet arms control talks.
The vote - the first of two the House will take this week,
but which was seen as decisive - marked a major reversal
for Democratic Speaker Thomas O'Neill Jr. and other House
leaders who had worked hard to defeat the MX.
THE VOTE was 219-213.
Reagon won many Democratic converts during an inten-
sive White House lobbying campaign by saying that without
the MX, the Genevea arms control talks, which began two
weeks ago, would be unlikely to succeed.
The president, in a statement issued by the White House,
called the House action "a vote for peace, for a safer future
and for success in Geneva."
IN THE final moments of debate, House Armed Services
Committee chairman Les Aspin of Wisconsin (D-Wis.), one of
61 Democrats who defied O'Neill and voted for the missile,
echoed Reagan's argument that the MX was needed for the
success of the arms talks in Geneva.
, "To vote no on these missiles would be in effect giving help
to the Soviet Union," Aspin said. "Ladies and gentlemen of
Congress, the negotiators are at the table. Let us give them to
tools so they can do the job."
As he spoke, Aspin was hissed and booed by many of his
HOUSE Majority Leader Jim Wright of Texas said if he
thought the MX was needed for the arms talks he would vote
to spend ten times the $1.5 billion in the resolution.
But Wright said Reagan has shown neither the need for the
missiles or explained how hee will pay for them in a time of
$200 billion federal deficits."
"The time has come to stop showing each other how tough
we are," Wright said of the U.S.-Soviet arms races. "The
time has come to reason together and make an agreement of
peace for all mankind."
IN THE vote 189 Republicans voted for the MX; 158
Democrats voted no, 24 against.
As the vote approached, O'Neill conceded that he was short
of enough votes to win.
He said a half-dozen Democrats previously counted as op-
posed to the MX had switched after meeting Monday with
Reagan And Max Kampelman, the president's chief
negotiator in the U.S.-Soviet arms control talks.
Kampelman, a Democrat. flew home from Geneva on
Monday and was ferried back and forth from the White House
to Capitol Hill for a series of discussions with House mem-
bers who were on the fence in the MX battle.
Bottom s upDaily Photo by BRAD MILLS
Greg Gibson and Anne Garlick, LSA sophomores, look on as Jane Buchanan, LSA sophomore, chugs beer at Theta Xi
fraternity in last night's Greek Week activities. The team, consisting of Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Delta Phi, and Phi
Sigma Kappa won the relay style contest with a time of 31 seconds.
'U' case goes to
By RITA GIRARDI
Peter Davis, the Ann Arbor lawyer
who will be arguing for the University
in its upcoming U.S. Supreme Court
case, said,his side has an "excellent"
chance of winning.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced
Monday that it will review the case of,
Scott Ewing, a former Michigan In-
teflex student dismissed for poor
academic performance in 1982.
"THEY (the U.S. Supreme Court)
justices get three to four thousand
petitions and they deny almost all of
them. They accept only about 200,"
Davis said. "It's every lawyers dream.
I'm looking forward to it."
Ewing lost the original suit filed
against the University in U.S. District
Court after his dismissal, but 16 months
later won his appeals case in the U.S.
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cin-
cinnati. The case has now gone all the
way to the Supreme Court in response
to a request by the University that
Ewing's case be reviewed.
Ewing, who is currently living in
Chicago, refused to comment on the
case; "I. haven't had the opportunity to
read the Supreme Court order yet and
until then I really can't, comment,"
MICHAEL CONWAY, Ewing's attor-
ney, was in London, England and
was unavailable for comment.
Ewing, a Seattle native, enrolled
in 1975 in Inteflex, the University
medical school's accelerated program.
He took a leave of absence after having
academic problems during his first
year in the program. His academic per-
formance improved when he returned,
but the following year his grades once
again fell and he was placed on
After failing the first part of the
National Board of Medical Examination
test in 1981, Ewing was discharged
from the program. Ewing's score was
the lowest ever recorded by a Michigan
student on that examination.
HOWEVER, Ewing was the only
student who, having failed the test, was
not allowed to retake it. His lawyers
argued that the University's decision to
dismiss him was "arbitrary and
capricious" and in violation of his due
See SUPREME, Page 2
Committee probes financial aid alternatives
By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
A nine-member Financial Aid Advisory Committee
is considering a plan to offer low interest loans to
students directly through the University, according
to Harvey Grotrian,, financial aid director. The com-
mittee which was established recently is charged
with suggesting new financail aid intitiatives for the
The money for the low interest loans would come
from an endowment fund and the interest would fall
between the eight percent charged for Guaranteed
Student Loans and the 12 percent maximum that the
1 state allows independent institutions to charge,
If the loans are made available the interest rate
will rise or fall in proportion to the fluctuating in-
terest rates of the GSL, Grotrian said.
BUT THE implementation to be paid to decide who
is eligible and for how much, and also to collect the
loans. In the long run the-money might be more useful
and bring in more profit if it is used some other way,
The committee's purpose is to serve as a sounding
board for financial aid said Jack Walker, chairman of
the committee and associate dean for academic ap-
THE COMMITTEE will not have a vote in ad-
ministrative decisions, rather it will present policy
makers with information and opinions representing
the concerns of students, Walker said.
The committee will also look into the possibility of
implementing a program modeled after a program at
the University of Pennsylvania known as the "Penn
Plan," Walker said. That plan offers eligible students
an opportunity to pay an adjusted four years tuition
in one lump sum. The University also provides a loan
to supplement the program, he said.
But there are many variables to consider in con-
nection with the "Penn Plan." Michigan's tuiton is
- lower than Penn's and how the state reacts will have
a great bearing on University programs, Walker
IN AN EFFORT to meet student needs the Univer-
sity of Michigan offers a unique installment payment
plan which enables students to pay tuition in three in-
stallments each semester. "I don't know of any other
schools that offer a similar program," Grotrian said.
This installment program enables students to make
their tuition payments at the end of the first three
months of Fall and Winter terms. "If students were
required to pay in one lump sum at the beginning of
the semester or year the University would make a
greater profit," said Grotrian, who works on the
The academic affairs office contacted all the deans
in the University for committee candidates. In-
vitations to serve on the committee were then sent to
OTHER THAN Grotrian and Walker, the members
are LSA sophomore Jeff Cartwright; Ward Getty,
electrical engineer professor; Lawrence Hurst, music
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Pop singer Michael Jackson arrives at Heathrow Airport in London yester-
day where his baggage was searched for 35 minutes by British Customs Of-
ficials. Jackson, who is in London to unveil a wax figure of himself at
Madame Tussaud's new Super Stars Gallery, said, "I didn't mind. Why
should I when there is nothing to find?"
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GRAND RAPIDS, (UPI) -
Republican Vern Ehlers won a special
state Senate Election Tuesday, cemen-
ting GOP control of the upper cham-
With 149 of 155 precincts reporting, it
was 26,640 or 53.1 percent for Ehlers, a
state representative from Grand
Rapids, and 23,495 or 46.9 percent for
Monsma, a former state sentator from
The mood at Ehlers' headquarters
- THE POSH Amway Grand Plaza
Hotel - was jubulant. Monsma,
speaking to supporters at a Knights of
Columbus Hall, would not give up, but
admitted that "quite frankly, I'm not
With control of the high chamber at
state, Republican Rep. Vernon Ehlers
and Democratic former Sen. Stephen
Monsma were estimated to have spent a
combined total of more than $650,000 -
eclipsing the previous state record of
$330,000 for a legislative race.
REPUBLICANS charged a Monsma
win would switch control of the Senate
to Democrats who represent mostly the
interests of the east side of the state. A
Honsma victory would put the Senate in
a 19-19 partisan tie that could be broken
by Lt. Gov. Martha Griffiths, a
Monsma argued that since passage of
any bill requires 20 votes, bi-partisan
support would be needed.
Kent County Clerk Maurice DeJonge
said mid-afternoon turn-out reports
from, the district's 153 precincts ranged
from "very heavy to steady", predic-
ting more than 30 pqrcent of the
district's 143,000 voters would cast
POLLS had only been open about
three hours when Monsma campaign
staffers charged that Republicans were
using ineligible poll watchers who were
intimidating voters in predominantly
black, traditionally Democratic
precincts in the city.I
In what had been cast as a "nice-
guy" race between the two remarkably
similar candidates, Monsma campaign
aide Frank Greer said yesterday, "This
is clearly tfie dirtiest campiagn the
Republicans have ever run."
"First it was their false charges in
the media but now their tactics are
denying people their fundamental right
to vote," said Greer.
Pollsters for both candidates had.
termed the race too close to call.
By JANICE PLOTNIK
The showing of the 28 minute anti-
abortion film Silent Scream at Bursley
yesterday sparked an intense debate
among the 200 viewers present. The
film portrays through ultrasound
images, the actual abortion of a 12 week
Bernard Nathan, a New York City
obstetritian narrates the film. Dressed
in a white lab coat, he warns the
audience that they are going to watch
"a child being torn apart, dismem-
bered; disarticulated, crushed and
destroyed by the unfeeling instrument
of the abortionist."
RIGHT-TO-LIFE supporters - in-
cluding President Ronald Reagan hope
this film will sway Americans against
Some students objected to the film,
saying that it was merely a propaganda
weapon by pro-life organizations. Many
viewers felt the film was trying to ap-
peal to emotions rather than deal with
Students continued by stating that as
well as being biased, the film never
discussed viable alternatives to abor-
"INSTEAD OF using rationality or
known facts, Dr. Nathan tries to play on
your emotions," said LSA sophomore
The pro-choice members of the
audience said that women would have
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Beers in space
oel Fairbanks says his class experiment-a test of
the effects of weightlessness on beer brewing-is
bound to be chosen by NASA for a berth on a space
shuttle mission because it has a practical ap-
Aeronautics and Space Administration to discuss theiri
projects. He said his project should at least have, more ap-
peal than such experiments as the effects of zero gravity on
orb-weaving spiders or the nesting of ants. The experiment,
whose costs will be paid by the G. Heileman Brewing Co. of
Wisconsin, should appeal to business, Fairbanks said.
Yeast tends to settle in earth-bound beer vats because of
gravitational pull. But in space, the lack of gravity may
produce more fermentation-and more alcohol.
the town of Azle for the event. "It gets bad when you drive
two hours for chocolate," said Vogle as she finished off a
square of fudge. "We love chocolate. Can't stay on a diet
because of it," she said. The fund-raiser, sponsored by
volunteers hoping to raise $10,000 to build a school, featured
choclate Easter bunnies, chocolate cherry popcorn;
chocolate lollipops, and an artist selling chocolate brown
portraits. But for Barbara Rosenthal, who had just had oral
surgery, it was sweet torture. "This is slow misery" said
Rosenthal who was sitting at one of the souvenir booths. "I
can't eat any of this. All I could have was a choclate drink."
T-shirts, mugs, cards and even offers desplay boxes of real,
preserved roaches in miniature scenes. "I hated them so
bad, but I figured they must be good for something," she
says. Her creations range from scenes in glass boxes to doll
houses -that sell for $175 to thousands of dollars. She
sometimes captures her own subjects, scouring vacant
buildings for crawling candidates. She also has a deal with
an exterminator, who supplies her with roaches at 10 cents
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