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Blanchard
may request
more money
for iEchigan
universities
(Continued from Page 1)
Aing higher education in the state such as
tie rising cost of colleges,
recommended that the state lower its
I ut off cumulative ACT score for state
competitive scholarships from the
eurrent 92 to 80. It also advised raising
O1e maximum award for the scholar-
Ihips from $940 to $1,500.
- The official would not disclose to
what extent Blanchard will follow these
tecommendations.
a The commission also calls for the im-
jlementation of a state work study
program, but the recommendations
will fall far short of the $114 million the
4ommission said would be needed for
the reforms.
The 10 percent increase marks the
ciird straight year that spending for
igher education has been increased.
ast year the state legislature voted
higher education an 11.2 percent in-
erease over the previous year.

The Michigan Daily -Friday, January 18, 1985 -- Page 5
Networks ban 'smoking fetus'ad

NEW YORK (AP)- An anti-smoking
message depicting a simulated fetus
puffing on a cigarette has been rejected
by CBS and NBC as too graphic, but
ABC considers the public service spot
important and will broadcast it later this
month.
The American Cancer Society's 30-,
second announcement, costing $25,000
to produce, shows a fetus, actually a
plastic puppet inside a bubble-like sac.
The fetus clutches a cigarette in its tiny
right hand as the narrator asks, "Would
you give a cigarette to your unborn
child?"
THEN, JUST as the narrator says,
"You do, every time you smoke when
you're pregnant," the fetus draws the
cigarette to its mouth, inhales and lets
out a puff of smoke.
"We designed that spot to reach a
specific audience - pregnant women
and women in their child bearing
years," said Jerry Angert, director of
broadcasting for the Cancer Society.
"There's no doubt that this is the
strongest, most powerful message
we've put out. We think we did it
tastefully and professionally."
Dr. Alan Wurtzel, ABC's vice
president for broadcast standards and
practices, agreed. He said the network
evaluated the spot routinely for taste,
appropriateness and substantiation and
found it met ABC's standards. ABC will
begin showing it the week of Jan. 26,
Wurtzel said.
"I KNOW the message is important,

powerful, unusual and attention-grab-
bing, but it's not inappropriate," said
Wurtzel. "It's unusual and very star-
tling. What you're seeing is a visual
metaphor. Everybody knows fetuses
don't smoke, so frankly I don't understand
all the attention this is getting.
"No one's demonstrated in what way
it's offensive," he added. "I think can-
cer is offensive."
Both CBS and NBC say that this is the
first American Cancer Society message
they have rejected.
AS OPPOSED to commercials,
public-service announcements are free
messages, often related to health and
safety issues, that the networks and
local stations broadcast, often late at
night after prime viewing hours. For
1983, CBS says it carried $170 million
worth of public-service messages,

many from the American Cancer
Society
George Schweitzer, vice president of
communications for the CBS Broadcast
Group, said CBS' program practices
department felt the controversial anti-
smoking spot was "far too graphic for
presentation on CBS." He said one con-
cern was the messageawould pop up
without any warning, as opposed to
footage of fetuses that has appeared in
news and science broadcasts.
Angert said the Cancer Society had
no anger or animosity against CBS or
NBC. "We respect their decision," he
said. "We'll live with it."
But Joseph Vogt, the young film-
maker who produced the spot without
the help of any of the Cancer Society's
usual high-powered advertising agen-
cies, felt CBS and NBC were being
hypocritical.

Associated Press
Belly up
Sixty-five year old Norman Swaysland leads members of a group down
England's South Coast snow-covered beach in Brighton for a swim on Thur-
sday. The group takes a lunch dip every day despite weather.

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PSN protesters' trial to begin next week

(Continued from Page 1)
Building research lab to protest
military research which they said he
was conducting.
According to Walter Stevens, Univer-
sity director of public safety, the
protesters were told several times that
they were trespassing and that they
would be arrested if they did not leave.
The trial is scheduled to begin on Jan.
24 in 15th District Court with Judge S.J.
Elden presiding.
Ingrid Kock, an LSA junior who is one
of the defendants, said she and the
other defendants were pleased with the
jurors selected yesterday.
She also said she and the others were
happy the trial is beginning next week.
"AFTER THREE postponements ...
I am glad the trial is finally going to
start," Kock said.
The three postponements in five mon-
ths came for various reasons.
The trial was first delayed last
August because the date was incon-
venient for some of the witnesses. It

was rescheduled for November.
But Elden became ill and the trial
was pushed back until late in Decem-
ber. The December date, during finals
week, was awkward for the defendants
who are students at the University.
NOW, WITH the trial less than a week
away, it looks like the courts may have
finally accommodated everyone in-
volved in the case.
Kock said she and the other defen-
dants have been working with Koster to
prepare their defense. They have been
going over their testimony with Koster
and helping him decide what issues to
stress in the trial.
Back in April of last year, Koster
submitted to the court a brief descrip-
tion of the defenses he planned to
present at the trial. They were duress,
necessity, and excuse under inter-
national law. The prosecution followed
with a motion to exclude those defen-
ses, saying they were inapplicable in
this case.
AFTER READING briefs prepared

by both sides and listening to oral
arguments as to the applicability of the
defenses, Elden granted the
prosecution's motion.
The defense still hopes to present
some of the evidence it has ac-
cumulated to legitimize those defenses
and to use the trial to spread some light
on the issues which caused the PSN to
resort to a blockade of the lab, Kock
said.
Kock said two issues influenced the
PSN protest. First, she said, military
research can have dangerous effects on
an already unstable world situation.
She added that the University is an
inappropriate place for such research.
She also cited a decision by the regen-
ts 18 months ago - prohibiting secret
research projects of which a primary
purpose is to harm human life - not to
extend the guidelines for classified
She also cited a decision by the regen-
ts 18 months ago not to extend the
guidelines for classified research -
prohibiting secret research projects of

which a primary purpose is to harm
humna life - to non-classified resear-
ch. Because the Michigan Student
Assembly and the faculty senate ap-
proved the proposal, PSN had no choice
but to go outside official channels to
protest military research on campus,
she said.

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