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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 10, 1985
MSU axes consol

The Michigan State University ad-
ministration has axed a proposal to,-
merge its three liberal arts colleges in-
to one "super-college" because of
faculty opposition.
The merger, proposed by Provost
Clarence Winder and President Cecil
Mackey during the fall of 1983, was
designed to strengthen communication
between the colleges and improve the
quality of the university's liberal arts
The plan would have combined the
colleges of Arts and Letters, Natural
Science, and Social Science, into one
College of Arts, all functioning under
one dean.
Winder recently dropped the plan af-
ter reviewing recommendations made
by a faculty evaluation panel. The 18-
member committee concluded that a
single dean would be unable to meet the
needs of the combined departments.
"The consolidation would not have
become operational because too many
faculty and administrators opposed it,"
said Frederick Williams, chairperson
of the history department.
Despite the strong opposition, there
are some who still feel that the merger
would be a step in the right direction.
"It seems to me this is one
organization that most of the univer-
sities in the Big Ten follow," said Sam
Baskett, English department chair-
"We're out of step," said George
Mansour, chairman of the department
of romance and classical languages.
-The State News
Univ. of Illinois official
decides gay rights policy
For the second time in one year, the

University of Illinois chancellor will
decide if discrimination against
homosexuals should be prohibited in
registered student organizations.
The Conference on Conduct Gover-
nance has already approved such an
amendment to the "Code on Campus
Affairs and Regulations Applying to All
Students." The measure now requires
Cancellor Thomas Everhart's final ap-
Currently at UI, a student
organization cannot discriminate on the
basis of race, color, sex, national
origin, religion, age, handicap or status
as a disabled or Vietnam veteran. The
amendment would add sexual orien-
tation to the list.
Last March, then-chancellor John
Cribbet vetoed a similar proposal
because it lacked enough evidence to
support the policy, said Georgia Green,
an associate linguistics professor who
chaired the committee that submitted
the ill-fated proposal.
"We hope to do a better job this time
by making the presentation more effec-
tive," Green said. --The Daily Illini
Massachusetts colleges
must halt alcohol sales
All Massachusetts state colleges and
universities are being forced to halt
campus alcohol sales because they
cannot find an insurance company to
carry their alcohol liability policies.
Many experts claim the trend could
spread nationwide, making college
bars and campus liquor sales obsolete.
"No other state is in as severe a
position as Massachusetts, yet," said
Mark Rosenberg of the Insurance In-
formation Institute. "But it's a growing
problem around the country and it
could easily become as severe in other
The problem began at Southeastern
Massachusetts University(SMU),
when administrators were told that

idation proposal
their insurance broker could not locate saw the same landlord or agent.
a company willing to renew their Neighborhoods whose racial makeup
alcohol liability insurance. A few days has shown a significant shift from white
later, colleges throughout the state to black in the last ten years were those
were told their alcohol policies would be presented to almost 80 percent of the
cancelled April 1, 1985. black teams. The study showed these
"The underwriters are simply no locations to be in a small area on the
longer renewing any bar or club south side of town.
liability policies," said Francis Gordon, "We find a pattern of discrimination
director of auxilary services at SMU. in every place we've studied," said
"They're getting out of alcohol liability Williams. -The Daily Northwestern
coverage except for establishments
with an 80/20 food-alcohol mix, and Bill would raise tuition
there's no way a campus bar can serve for ident Texans
that much food."non-resd-T
-College Press Service Non-resident students in Texas
colleges could be in for quite a shock
Housmng discrimination when they receive future tuition bills.
exposed in Evanston An amendment recently passed by the
Texas House of Representatives will
The old problem of housing force the out-of-state students attending
discrimination has surfaced at North- a Texas college to pay, by fall 1986,
western University, according to a either 100 percent of the cost of their
recent study. The Leadership Council education or $180 per semester
for Metropolitan Open Committees, hour-whichever is more.
which studied the rental patterns from Rep. Mike Milsap (D-Fort Worth)
April to August 1984, found that the sponsored the bill. He said his amen-
problem was more serious than expec- dment was incorrectly transcribed af-
ted. ter it had been passed in the House, and
Cale Williams, executive director of that it would be re-written in conferen-
the Leadership Council, said, "there is ce committee.
a higher level of discrimination in "I would not support charging higher
Evanston than we would have expected than 100 percent of the cost of
given the past level of integration effor- education," Milsap said.
ts." Mac Adams, College Coordinating
The council made anonymous audits Board assistant commissioner, said the
using teams of black and white testers. state's cost of education is now ap-
They posed as both potential tennants proximately $120 per semester hour.
and homeowners, visiting 20 apartmen- Non-resident students currently pay $40
t buildings and 10 real-estate firms. per semester hour.
"When a black team and a white Milsap's original proposal would in-
team went to a real estate office, they crease tuition to $120 per semester hour
gave almost identical financial in 1985-86 and to $180 the following year.
backgrounds," Williams said. "Any After that, tuition would be indexed at
difference in treatment could not be on 100 percent of the cost of education.
the basis of income." -The Daily Texan
Blacks and whites were given dif-
ferent information about security Colleges is a Wednesdav feature
deposits, credit checks, and application of the Daily. It was compiled by
fees, although 95 percent of the teams Staff Writer David Bard.

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
State proposes farm loans
LANSING-The state of Michigan is proposing to pump $70 million into
local banks so troubled farmers can finance spring planting, the Blanchard
administration said yesterday.
The loan program is part of a four-point plan designed "to help farmers
over the hump" until the farm economy turns around, said Gov. James
Under the loan program, the state would deposit money in local banks,
which will then in turn loan the money to farmers. The state will get between
8 percent and 8.5 percent interest on its money, enabling the banks to loan
the funds at less than market rates, said Treasurer Robert Bowman.
"The decision will still rest with the bank," he said. "They are in the
business of making creditdecisions and I'm not."
The program requires approval of the Legislature, which does not return
from its Easter break until April 16.
To be effective the money must be available within the next two weeks,
said Elton Smith, president of the Michigan Farm Bureau.
Milk poisoning spreads to Mich.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-Officials yesterday investigated a second brand of
milk in the largest outbreak of salmonella poisoning in U.S. history, linked to
two deaths and suspected of causing illnesses in 2,200 people in five states.
An autopsy was scheduled in the death of an Alsip woman who died Mon-
day after suffering salmonella poisoning symptoms. Officials said a Crystal
Lake man, who was diagnosed as having salmonella, also died Monday in an
Elgin hospital.
The investigation into the deaths came as Jewel Companies Iic. announ-
ced it had indefinitely closed its Hillfarm Dairy in Melrose Park and
removed all milk from its Jewel and Eisner food stores after a second brand
of milk processed at the dairy was suspected of salmonella contamination.
A state Health Department official said 16-cases of Salmonella have been
identified in Michigan which may be linked to the outbreak.
Japan announces trade plan
TOKYO-Japan unveiled- measures yesterday to open its lucrative
markets to foreign goods and Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone warned of
"a terrible depression" unless the nation reduces its huge trade surplus with
the United States.
Although the market-opening measures had been highly touted by the
Japanese media, one U.S. official dismissed it as a "big yawn" and said it
was a step backward in making Japan's key telecommunications market
more accessible to American firms.
A Japanese official conceded the market-opening package, the seventh
announced by Japan in four years, was "not really a new trade package" but
a summary of concessions made in recent trade talks with the United States.
Nakasone urged the Japanese, in a nationally televised speech and news
conference after the program was announced, to "please buy foreign
He said Japan must move rapidly toward freer trade because. "terrible
depression and unemployment" would result if such trading partners as the
United States took protectionist measures. Japan has few natural resources
and its economy is built on industrial exports.
Cambidge sanctuary' approved
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-A lead supporter of a new measure making Har-
vard University a self-proclaimed "sanctuary" for Central American
refugees said yesterday the action is a protest against Reagan ad-
ministration policies.
But an official of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Boston
warned that the "sanctuary" status, passed by the city council Monday
night, would not hamper the agency's efforts to find and deport illegal aliens.
"It is an attempt to establish a climate of opinion," said Cambridge City
Councilor Francis Duehay of the measure. "Statements and symbolic ac-
tions are a way of creating a positive climate that eventually can lead to real
Duehay said the Reagan administration has been liberal in its granting of
political asylum to refugees from communist countries, but rarely gives the
same right to Central American immigrants.
Under the measure, all services in the city of 100,000, located across the
Charles River from Boston, would be available to the refugees.
Fires blaze across upper N.C.
SCRANTON, N.C.-Firefighters jockeyed pumps to' flood fires and
helicopters dropped water yesterday on blazes in three eastern North
Carolina counties that have consumed 95,000 acres of brush and burned up to
8 feet deep in peat bogs.
"It's not an open and running fire," said Obie Willingham, records officer
for the North Carolina Forest Service at the Hyde County command post.
"We've got it pretty well hemmed in, but it's still a very dangerous fire."
At the Pungo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, fire "raced through there
faster than any man can run," said refuge manager Larry Ditto.
Sustained northwest winds at 20 mph were reported in eastern North
Carolina with gusts between 28 mph and 32 mph, and Willingham said the
wind and humidity as low as 25 percent made the fourth day of the fire "one
of the mostsevere fire days all year
The state Insurance Department estimated damages to private property in

Washington County at $665,000 Monday, but estimates were not complete for
two other counties. In western North Carolina, forest fires destroyed $4
million of property last week and consumed more than 7,000 acres.

Officials urge more corporate day care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Day care is a profitable in-
vestment as well as a pressing public need, gover-
nment and business officials said yesterday in urging
corporations to increase the quality and availability
of child care.
"Child care used to be a special and limited need.
Today, it is a social and economic necessity," Gov.
Thomas Kean of New Jersey said in opening a con-
ference on the issue. "But to this date, our response
has been grossly inadequate."
"THE BUSINESS sector has a tremendous oppor-
tunity. Child care makes good business sense," he
said, noting that such programs have been shown to
reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase
productivity, raise morale, improve company
reputations, and attract and retain skilled labor.
Speaker after speaker at the conference, sponsored

by the National governors Association, noted that
there are nearly 8.5 million preschool-age children
with working mothers, with another 1.5 million ex-
pected by 1980..
"This may well prove to be the premier issue of the
'80s for both the family and human resource
managers. This is no longer a woman's issue or a
class issue, if indeed it ever was," said Leonard
Silverman, vice president for human resources at
Hoffman-LaRoche Inc., which operates what Kean
called "the Cadillac of day care programs."
SILVERMAN said many corporations respond to
the day care issue by saying it's not their problem
and it costs too much.
"Corporate-sponsored child care is no favor. It's an
investment," he said. "And nearly everything a firm
does is tax deductible or eligible for a tax incentive."

Silverman said 100 companies had day care
programs in 1979, compared with 1,500 today. The
grandfather of them all originated 15 years ago at
Stride Rite Corp. in Massachusetts.
Arnold Hiatt, president and chairman of the board
of Stride Rite, said the investment of about $150,000
annually to care for some 100 children has more than
paid off in a happier, more productive, more com-
petent workforce.
Hiatt said his company helped other firms set up 50
"Fifty sounds impressive but it's a very limited
response to a very limitless need," he said, lamenting
"the slowness of the corporate community to
recognize a critical need" comparable to the
minimum wage and child labor laws.

Israeli jets destroy PLO headquarters

SHEMLAN, Lebanon (AP) - Israeli
jets attacked this Chouf Mountain town
at dawn yesterday and destroyed a
building the Israeli military called a
PLO headquarters.
Eight Palestinian and Druse fighters
were reported killed in the raid, Israel's
fifth air attack of this year on positions
it said were guerrilla outposts. Israeli
military sources in Tel Aviv said the
target, eight miles southeast of Beirut
was. a headquarters for the Popular
Struggle Front, a Marxist faction of the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
IN SOUTHERN Lebanon, witnesses

said tank-led Israeli armored columns
conducted a search-and-arrest raid in
the port of Tyre. The witnesses said the
Israelis seized at least 25 men and
hauled them away in a truck.
Following the Israeli air raid, a
Druse militia commander in Shemlan,
who declined to give his name, said half
of those killed were Palestinian
guerrillas and the rest were from Druse
leader Walid Jumblatt's Progressive
Socialist Party militia.
They were killed by a single bomb
that destroyed a two-story, white stone
building on Shemlan's eastern outskir-

IT WAS Israel's closest air strike to
Beirut since the 1982 invasion of
Lebanon. At that time, PLO chairman
Yasser Arafat's enclave in the Moslem
sector of Beirut was repeatedly at-
tacked by Israeli jets.
Palestinian guerrillas opposed to
Arafat and backed by Syria have
filtered back into the Druse-controlled
central Lebanese mountains after the
Israeli army's 1983 evacuation of the
region. Reporters on Tuesday saw

about 25 guerrillas gathered near ruins
of the bombed post.
In Israel, Prime Minister Shimon
Peres told Israel radio that the raid was
a preventive strike. "They acted to
prevent a terrorist unit from acting in
the future," he said.
The raid in Tyre, 50 miles south of
Beirut, began when four tanks led a
column of 40 armored personnel
carriers and 12 jeeps moved into the old
section of the city, witnesses said.

Ceremony honors, students

(Continued from Page 1)
LSA senior Steven Smith, chairman
of- the Millions Against Multiple
Sclerosis, received an award. His group
received a recognition and an
achievement award for raising over
$10,000 for the fight against MS.
"This is a real honor - our whole gr-
oup worked really hard - the success
of the group can't be pinpointed to one
person," Smith said. "I hope that we've
been able to create an awareness on the
campus. That was the point of the
program," he said.
"MOST OF the people here do more
than one thing," said Annette Fernholz,
Editor in Chief of the Ensian and
another recipient.
Indeed, many of the recipients of the

achievement awards were involved in
over five extra-curricular activities.
Byron Roberts, an LSA senior,
received an achievement award for
acting as a research associate on issues
pertaining to minority student receuit-
ment, retention, and graduation,
among other activities.
"Too often these days students get too
wrapped up in books. You develop
yourself best when you're helping
others. It's hard to say how successful
my input has been - all you can do is
hope you touch one person," he said.
Several students were awarded for
their resistance to the code.
In fun, University vice president
Henry Johnson donned a "no-code" pin
given to him by Scott Page.

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Defendants plead not guilty

(Continued from Page 1)
'Two weeks ago, RISE staged a
protest at the billboard and Monday
night held a candlelight vigil in support
of the two women.
Carol McCabe, a resident of Ann Ar-
bor and a member of RISE, said that
the group will be showing "a con-
tinuation of strong support" through
May 23. "The community is quite in-
volved in this issue and it is not going to
go away," she said.

RISE has collected over 1,000
signatures on petitions demanding the
removal of the billboard. But so far
Central Advertising has refused to
meet with the group, McCabe said.
RISE had hoped to use the signatures
as evidence that the billboard is sexist,
but Molly Reno, the defense attorney
for Emanoil, said she didn't think the
petitions would be relevant in the
criminal case.

Editor in Chief..................NEIL CHASE
Opinion Page Editors.......... ..JOSEPH KRAUS
Managing Editors............GEORGEA KOVANIS
News Editor................THOMAS MILLER
Features Editor .............. LAURIE DELATER
City Editor ...............ANDREWERIKSEN
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NEWS STAFF: Jody Becker, Laura Bischoff, Dov
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Markon, Jennifer Matuja, Eric Mattson, Amy Min-
dell, Kery Murakami, Joel Ombry, Arona Pearlstein,
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Wilcox, Andrea Williams.
Magazine Editors........... PAULA DOHRING
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Arts Editors .................. .MIKE FISCH
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Books ...................... ANDY WEINE
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