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Vol. xcv, No. 141 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, March 29, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages


MX bill,


House gives Reagan final victory

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The House yester-
day ended a bruising congressional test
of wills and voted 217-210 to release $1.5
billion for the production of 21 more MX
President Reagan received his fourth
and decisive victory in his
drive to free the money for
the missiles, held in limbo since last
fall. He had to win all four votes, two in
the House and two in the Senate over
the past two weeks, to get the missiles.
THE VOTES closed the latest chapter
in a decade-long battle over the need for
strategic weapons.
Voting for the missile yesterday were
156 Republicans and 61 Democrats.
Voting against were 187 Democrats and
23 Republicans. Six members did not
vote. There are two vacancies in the
435-member House.
However, the vote still may not mean
Reagan will get everything he wants.

FOUR SENATE Democrats who
supported Reagan on the releasing
money for producing the 21 missiles
and said they will try to cut total
deployment to less than half what
Reagan has proposed.
Democratic House Speaker Thomas
O'Neill, who led the unsuccessful cam-
paign against the missile, said Reagan
is "going to have a very tough time"
winning approval this June for an ad-
ditional 48 MX missiles, worth $3.2
billion, included in the administration's
proposed 1986 fiscal year budget.
The next time around, Reagan is ex-
pected to lose the support of a number
of moderate Democrats,
including Sam Nunn of Georgia and
Rep. Les Aspin of Wisconsin,chairman
of the House Armed Services Commit-
tee, who voted for the 21 MXs approved
UNDER A congressional decision
last fall to delay the MX fight until this
spring, the Senate and House were both

required to vote twice each on
authorization and appropriations
measures to free the $1.5 billion in-
cluded in the president's 1985 budget.
The Senate approved the measures
last week by identical 55-45 margins.
The House took its first vote Tuesday
and approved the MX funds 219-213, in-
cluding 61 Democratic pro-MX votes.
House Majority Leader Jim Wright of
Texas said, however, that Reagan will
not succeed next time.
Reagan successfully timed the MX
debate in the Senate and House to coin-
cide with the opening of the Geneva
arms control talks.
In public appearances and in dozens
of personal lobbying sessions with
senators and House members, Reagan
said the success of the arms talks with
the Soviet Union hinged on
congressional approval for the MX.
Critics said the U.S. nuclear arsenal
is already intimidating enough to force
the Soviets to bargain seriously.

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Balloon bouquet
LSA freshman Charlene Jensen shares her balloons with Chul Chung, an LSA freshman, and Steve Northrup, an
Engine'ering junior. The balloons are courtesy of "Comedy Company," Ann Arbor's own theater troupe. "Comedy
Company" will be performing March 29 & 30 at the Mendelssohn Theater.

Council majority

hinges on mayoral race

The biggest issue in next Monday's mayoral
election is not which candidate gets the top spot
in City Hall. It's whether the Republicans can
maintain their majority on the Ann Arbor City
If Democratic candidate Edward Pierce
defeats Republican Richard Hadler, the
Democrats have a good chance of gaining con-
trol over the council for the first time in 15
years, The Republican currently hold a 6-5
majority, and the mayor has often cast the tie-
breaking vote.
decided not to run for reelection after seven
years in office.

Hadler, 62, said one of the main reasons he is
running is to keep the Democrats from getting
a majority on the council. He said Ann Arbor
Democrats are generally "very left of center"
politically, and they may set an agenda that
will hinder economic development in the city.
Hadler is relying on the record of the Belcher
years as much as his own qualifications.
Hadler said Belchier and the Republican
majority's policies have spawned "pretty good
progress for the city. We've attracted some
new businesses here.
all the credit for that, obviously, but what they
can take credit for is creating an atmosphere

that is attractive to people who want to come
here and start businesses," he said.
But Pierce and the other Democrats said the
Republican attitude toward business has been
to give the private sector anything it wants at
the expense of the poor and the city as a whole.
Pierce also said the Democratic slate
support the business community. "That I'm
anti-business - that's hogwash," he said.
DORIS PRESTON (D-Fifth Ward), who is
not up for reelection, said the Republican
majority has catered to business interests
without considering effects on the rest of the
"I think the difference is whether one

segment of the community - the business
community - should drive the policy of the
city," she said.
Preston said a Democratic majority would
put affordable housing at the top of its agenda.
She said the Republicans don't realize how big
the problem is.
"I THINK THEY just basically live in
another world. They don.'t realize that
it's a problem. They just don't see it, she
Belcher said the Republicans have not
promoted free enterprise haphazardly and said
the healthy tax base in Ann Arbor contri. utes
to the human services the Democrats favor.

"Without business and without the jobs, we
don't have the funds to do the projects the
Democrats are so enamored of," he said.
the council has overshadowed the differences
between the mayoral candidates, although the
differences are substantial.
Pierce is a liberal's liberal. He operated a
medical clinic for the poor for 10 years before
going into private practice. He also supports
nearly every item on the liberal agenda, in-
cluding comparable worth, the weatherization
proposal on next Monday's ballot, more aid for

Student leaders flock to
capital to lobby legislators

Special to the Daily
LANSING - Fifty student leaders from the state's public
colleges and universities converged on the state capital
yesterday to lobby their legislators.
Among the ten schools' delegations were four University of
Michigan students who discussed financial aid and other per-
tinent issues with legislators from the Ann Arbor area.
State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) told the students
about a bill he sponsored two weeks ago which would create a
state sponsored work/study program. The bill, part of a six-
part Democratic plan to increase educational opportunities,
would help replace recent cuts in federal aid, Bullard ex-
plained. .
LSA junior Tom Salvi asked whether the new plan meant
students would be spending "eight hours a day scrubbing
pots" d
Bullard replied that the plan was intended to create more

internships for students and provide them with "hands-on
experience." He said that by paying up to 50 percent of the
salary of students employed by businesses he hoped to en-
courage corporations to establish work/study programs.
THE students lobbying for the University included Salvi,
MSA President Scott Page, LSA sophomore Jim Faunce, and
MSA member Kevin Michaels, a candidate for MSA
president. Michaels is active in the Michigan Collegiate
Coalition, a statewide student government association which
sponsored the day of lobbying.
In addition to financial aid, students raised the subject of
legislation which would prevent the University from im -
plementing a student code of non-academic conduct. Bullard
introduced such a bill last year, and it died in the House.
Michaels told the veteran legislator that the lobbying visit
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loses bid
'for Fla..

Niara Sudarkasa, the University ad-
ministrator responsible for minority
student affairs, said last night that she
has been passed over for the presidency
of Florida A&M University.
The university's presidential selec-
tion committee is today expected to
recommend Frederick Humphries,
current president of Tennessee State
University in Nashville, for the
position, according to Sudarkasa.
"IT DOESN'T surprise me," said
Sudarkasa. "(Humphries) was always

the leading candidate." She added that
she felt gratified by the "outpouring of
support" that she received from of-
ficials during her consideration for the
Sudarkasa was among four finalists
being considered for Florida A&M's top
position. Besides Humphries and
Sudarkasa, Florida A&M Pharmacy
Dean Charles Walker and Wilbert
Lemelle, an administrator from the
State University of New York system,
had been considered for the job.

Doaiy noto by SCOT TITUCHY
Members of Zeta Beta Tau and Zeta Psi fraternities and Alpha Delta Pi sorority perform a Hungarian folk song yester-
day at Hill Auditorium. The event, part of the Greek Week festivities, is expected to raise 6,000-7,000 dollars for the
Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor.
Greek s sing,dance for charity

Sweat glistened on foreheads as
bodies clad in everything from simple
leotards to T-shirts and neckties stret-
ched and loosened up their limbs.
Voices, echoing through stairwells and
corridors, trilled in harmony, sear-
ching for that elusive perfect pitch.

No, this is not a scene taken from the
set of the movie Fame. About 600
Greeks danced and sang for an audien-
ce of thousands at Hill Auditorium last
night in the Greek Sing and Variety
Show, which is part of the campus
Greek Week festivities that began last

chairperson of the 33-act show,
estimated that the performance would
raise $6,000 to $7,000 for the Ann Arbor
Ronald McDonald House. The house
provides a place to stay for families of
children who are hospitalized or are
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ike the industrious ants in Aesop's "Fables," 1,000
students trudged for eight hours in orderly lines to

new $4 million library, placing nearly every tome in proper
catalogue order. And as a bonus, college president Jerry
Miller had good news for students with overdue, books.
"They should keep them out a little longer," he said.
"We're waiving overdue fines."
commuter train crewman in Philadelphia kept his cool-
and passengers'-by handing out free ice cream when they

trainful of stranded people. Roger Cannier, operations
manager of the Breyers Ice Cream plant, donated 50 vanilla
and chocolate ice cream cups and 50 ice cream bars, which
Esposito and conductor Mike LoPresti handed out to the
delighted passengers. "Free ice cream, free ice cream,"
Esposito chanted, walking down the aisles. The power
failure was blamed on an Amtrak work crew that had
pulled the wrong switch.
Blessing in disguise?

was trying to explain it to me, and I just told him to shut up
right there at the bench." Woodfork, 32, was convicted two
weeks ago as a felon in possession of a weapon. Prosecutors
said he also served prison time on several previous convic-
tions. Judge Woody Densen, who married the couple in his
courtroom, said Woodfork should have accepted a
prosecutor's offer to let him plead guilty in exchange for a
six-year sentence. "He got a life term, and a lifetime of
matrimony," said Denson as the handcuffed Woodfork was
led back to prison.






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