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Ninety-five Years
Editorial Freedom

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Cool and mostly sunny with highs
in the low 40s.

&Vol. XCV, No. 150

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Anr Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 9, 1985

Fifteen Cents

Ten Pages


offers ten
LSA Dean Peter Steiner. said yester-
day that he wrote to 10 faculty mem-
bers in two LSA departments last mon-
th offering them financial incentives to
retire early.
Steiner declined to say what these in-
centives are or which departments are
involved,, but Math Prof. Wilfred
Kaplan said that members in his depar-
tment had been contacted.
meeting of LSA faculty, Steiner said the
moves were necessary because of the
lack of growth in the number of faculty
positions restricts the college from
hiring "new, young faculty."
Kaplan, who said he learned of the
letters last month, was concerned that
the letters would demoralize faculty
members who received the letters and
decided to stay. He asked at the
meeting if any steps were being taken
to counteract this "demoralization."
"I'm puzzled by tloe question,"
Steiner said, adding that if the question
See LSA, Page 2

Tigers slide


They didn't burn any cabs or turn
over any police cars, but the fans at
Tiger Stadium got what they wanted
yesterday as Detroit came from behind
to top the Cleveland Indians, 5-4.
Rookie Chris Pittaro delivered three
hits and Lane Parrish knocked in a pair
of runs to pace the attack of the defen-
ding World Champions. Lou Whitaker
provided the key blow with a sacrifice
fly in the eighth inning to put the Tigers
ahead for good.
THE SELLOUT crowd of 51,180 filled
the stands early to watch the Tigers
receive their World Championship
rings and stayed until the end, despite
36 degreeitemperatures and heavy
snow flurries. The bleacher crowd
responded to the frigid weather by
singing "Jingle Bells" throughout the
Pitcher Willie Hernandez started
where he left off in 1984, coming on in
the ninth inning to preserve winning
pitcher Jack Morris' one-run lead and
record his first save of the year. The
Tiger reliever struck out two of tle
three batters he faced.
Cleveland opened the scoring in the
first inning when shortstop Julio Fran-

co doubled and scored on a Mel Hall
THE SCORE remained 1-0 until the
Tiger fourth when Darrell Evans put
Detroit on the board. After John Grubb
walked and went to second on a wild
pitch, Evans lined a single to rightfield,
to tie the score.
The Bengals went ahead in the fifth
on Parrish's two-run single up the mid-

dle, b
in th
the le
and s
fly to

ut Cleveland stormed right back
e sixth to rack Morris for three
With two men aboard, Indian fist
man Pat Tabler shot a double down
ftfield line, driving in both runs.
r advanced to third on a wild pitch
cored on Brook Jacoby's sacrifice
Tiger bats seemd to grow as cold
See PITTARO, Page 10

Fans blow off class
to watch opening day

Even in this career-oriented age,
when campus apathy springs eternal,
students can still find a cause they
cherish and defend: the Detroit Tigers.
Watching baseball may not seem as
noble as protesting nuclear war, but
students united yesteday to blow off
classes and root for the Tigers on a
snowy opening day.
DORM RESIDENTS invaded student
lounges in full force to watch the game.
In East Quad, LSA freshman Scott

Kremcow was decked out in a Tiger t-
shirt and a Detroit jersey.
But Kremcow didn't let Tiger fever
get out of control. "I was watching the
pre-game and the first inning, then I
went and took a calculus quiz and
rushed back to catch the rest of the
game," he said.
Over in West Quad, lounges were
packed with students watching the
game. During a commercial break,
LSA freshman Jeff Pederson confessed
See OPENlING, Page 3

Associated Press
Tiger Darrell Evans is caught in a force play at second as Cleveland's Tony
Bernazard tries to complete a twin-killing. Detroit, however; did most of the
damage yesterday, skinning the Tribe with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory.


Independents campaig

ias MSA


There is always someone who has to be different, and won't
go along with the crowd. In today's Michigan Student
Assembly election there are 13 of these individuals who
decline to be categorized along a party line - the indepen-
dent candidates.
Many independent candidates said that it was simply the
time factor, that stopped them from joining a party. "There
was no time to set up a party that I would feel comfortable
with," said Joe Devyak, a sophomore running for LSA
ROB LARSON, an engineering sophomore agreed. "I
decided to run close to election time," he said. "But if you're
not in a party you can have your own views."
"I cnt, support all the issues on any of the slates," said
Steve Heyman, a junior running for LSA representative.
Heyman said, for example, that he disagrees with VOICE's
stance on the prohibition of military research because it
violate "rights guaranteed by the First Amendment." He
also disagrees with MUM's stance that political activity is a
bad thing: "It is selfish to say that all we have to be concer-
ned about is us," he said.

DEVYAK and roommate Richard Monto, also an LSA
sophomore, said they decided to run for MSA because the
assembly did not have enough conservative members to
fairly represent the student body. The assembly also concen-
trates too heavily on "foreign policy," Devyak said.
"Our strategy is unique in that we plan on going door-to-
door to campaign in the dorms," Devyak said. "We have also
received some special endorsements from (Michigan
basketball players) Gary Grant, Garde Thompson, Steve
Some of the independents have raised issues outside of
those put forth by the parties. LSA junior Bill Wehrle is
proposing a "Fair Grade initative " which would urge the
faculty to put less emphasis on final exams and more on
other graded work.
"We've all had a class where the final is worth 50 percent of
the grade," he said, "but the grades don't accurately reflect
what (the student) has learned."
Larson is proposing incorporating an honor system in all of
the University's schools and colleges similar to the one used

+J/ L.




MSA elections will be held today and tomorrow at
locations around campus. A complete list of polling
times and places appears on page 7. The Daily's en-
dorsements appear on page 4.

Folk singer appears at
divestment protest

NEW YORK (AP) -With folk singer
Pete Seeger leading them in song, hun-
dreds of Columbia University students
continued yesterday to protest the
school's ties to South Africa and defied
orders to stop barricading a campus
Several- hundred student demon-
strators cheered wildly yesterday when
Seeger appeared in front of Hamilton
Hall, where the front doors have been
chained shut by protestors since the
start of the demonstration last Thur-
SEEGER, A_ fixture at protests
against the Vietnam War in the late
1960s and early '709, sang for about a
half-hour, his selection of songs in-
* cluding "We Shall Not Be Moved" and
"Poisoning the Students' Minds."
At least 100 demonstrators have been
in front of Hamilton Hall around the
clock since Thursday. They have vowed
to stay until the university agrees to
withdraw its investments from cor-
porations doing business in South
Such investments comprise about $30
million of the school's $864 million en-

'It seems inhuman that the administration,
won't meet with them. The priority for me
is that these kids aren't damaging their
health any further.'
- Elizabeth Blackmar, assistant
professor of history

dowment, according to university of-'
SIX STUDENTS entered their third
week of a hunger strike, with one, a
South African, requiring treatment at a
hospital after fainting.
The half-dozen hunger strikers, who
have been taking only liquid nutrition
since March 25, are demanding a
meeting with the full board of university
trustees to discuss the investment
Partly motivated by the plight of the
hunger strikers, about 80 faculty mem-
bers met yesterday to form the Faculty

Against Apartheid.
The group circulated a petition,
which immediately had 65 signatures,
and agreed to meet again today.
Organizers said they would urge
faculty members to hold their classes
off campus as a way of showing support
for the demonstrating students.
"These kids have been without food
for 15 days," said Elizabeth Blackmar,
an assistant professor of history. "It
seems inhumane that the ad-
ministration won't meet with them. The
priority for me is that these kids aren't
damaging their health any further."

Associated Press
Folk singer Pete Seeger speaks to hundreds of Columbia University students yesterday who gathered to protest the
school's investments in South Africa.


Dial a Message
W ORRIED ABOUT avalanches in Alaska?
Looking for a recipe for rigatoni? Or just feel
like saying you're sorry? Let your fingers do
the walking in a new book that has all the an-
swers - or at least the numbers that will get you them. The
iTn.at~~L1a Ti.l_ lU ne ~ anira4nrv is te hninhd4,1of

ment. Guncheon said he devoted about nine months to
research and made about 2,000 calls to check the accuracy
of the numbers, most of them toll calls. During that time, he
picked up a few favorites, including the Apology Line. That's
a recorded message in New York where people say they're
sorry for what they've done. The caller can add his apology
at the end. "It's like a confessional," Guncheon said. But
most numbers, culled from newspapers and 2,500 phone
books, are for people who want to sit back, listen and maybe

news reports said. Takamatsu, on the island of Shikoku, is
about 310 miles southwest of Tokyo. Fujita, who has enough
food and water for an 18-month journey, said he would not
actually row but plans to drift on the strong current across
the north Pacific to the West Coast of the United States. His
42-foot, 23-ton steel craft has no power source except for a
single oar in the rear called a scull, the reports said. He told
the Kyodo News Service that he set out on the journey to
show "the guts of a 60 year-old man."

"imagination, hard work and a good memory." He recently
had the job of sniffing the vapor emitted by dried human
dung in order to analyze the dietary patterns of ancient In-
dians from Utah. A device called a gas chromatograph
helped by first separating the chemical compounds.
Krotoszynski found that the Indians 6,400 years ago ate the
leaves of wild plants, including a licorice-scented herb.





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