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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 18, 1985-- Page 3
Reagan to block ban
on 'Star Wars' testing

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan said last night he would rule
out any summit agreement with the
Soviet Union that would block testing
and development of his controversial
"Star Wars" space-based missile
But the president, answering
questions at his first formal news con-
ference in three months indicated he
might be willing to negotiate with
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev over
the deployment of the controversial
WITH THE Reagan-Gorbachev
summit set for Nov. 19-20 in Geneva,
the president also defended the recent
test of an American anti-satellite
weapon. He said the Soviets have
tested such a system, and added, "We
couldn't stand by and allow them to
have a monopoly on the ability to
shoot down satellites."
Reagan said he was taking his
prospective sum m it m eeting
seriously, but said he doesn't plan on
giving the Soviet leader "a friendship

ring or anything."
"It isn't necessary that we love or
even like each other," he said, but
that it is important for the two super-
powers to negotiate.
REAGAN opened his news con-
ference with a call for "free and fair
trade for all," and cautioned that a
"mindless stampede toward protec-
tionism will be a one-way trip toward
economic disaster."
With numerous bills pending in
Congress to slap restrictions on
American trading partners, the
president said free trade can lead to a
"decade of growth" and creation of 10
million new jobs in this country.
"Opportunity is our engine of
progress," said Reagan, who claimed
that his economic policies have
produced "33 straight months of
growth and more than eight million
new jobs."
The U.S. trade deficit is expected to
be in the $150 billion range this year,
prompting calls for protection for
numerous American industries.

Associated Press
stink bombs
Words of support for targeted skunks are emblazoned across rocks at a park in St. Joseph, Michigan. The growing skunk population has spurred local
officials to hand out skunk traps to citizens to try and catch the little stinkers.
Students, faculty at EMU protest apartheid

(Continued from Page 1)
Darren Curtis, a senior member of
the, EMU student government, spoke
at the demonstration: "This is not a
black issue. It's a human rights issue.
We should exercise our freedom by
speaking out against the situation in
South Africa.
ADAM SMITH, another student

speaker, added, "We must not only
divest from South Africa, but offer
prayers for the people of South
One of the most emotional speakers
at the rally was Ypsilanti city
manager Matt Hennessee, who made
numerous references to the Rev. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. and his

"We have a responsibility to do
what we can for the people of South
Africa, even if it's just a silent
prayer," Hennessee said.
Hennessee also said that he was
pleased at the turnout for the protest.
"I think the attendance here today
conveyed a message as much as the

Iartford school study shows
racial mix breaks barriers

speakers. Not only is this a matter of
awareness, but it is a chance to show
our sensitivity."
The rally, which lasted about 45
minutes, ended with a candlelight
vigil and the singing of Lift Every
Voice and Sing led by Stephanie
Butler, president of the EMU Gospel
Apartheid Awareness Week will
begin at Eastern on September 30,
with an anti-apartheid demonstration
walk scheduled for October 3.
Mass Meeting
7 p m Pendelton Room
Michigan Union

proudly presents
in the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union
University Athletic Director
co-sponsored by

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 15-
year study of black youngsters in Har-
tford shows that those attending
predominantly white suburban schools
made greater strides toward social
equality and acceptance than those
mending black city schools.
"This is very strong evidence that
the schools can play a big role in
breaking down the racial barriers
that have caused so much trouble,"
said Robert Crain, the researcher of
the study by the Center for Social
Organization of Schools at Johns
Hopkins University, the Rand Cor-
poration and Hartford public schools.
THE STUDY traced the education,
economic and social development of
*ack students involved in Project

Concern, a desegregation experiment
begun in Hartford in 1966.
Of the 661 students in the study
group, 318 were sent to predominantly
white schools in Hartford suburbs and
343 remained in predominantly black
city schools. The study found that
students who attended suburban
schools overwhelmingly gravitated
toward racially mixed settings as
Blacks who remained at
predominantly black schools
generally projected a less receptive
and sometimes hostile attitude
toward living and working in racially
mixed settings, the study found.
IT FOUND that blacks attending
predominantly white suburban

MSA is holding an open house and mass meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in
the MSA chambers, 3909 Union.
MED - Dr. No, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Natural Science Aud.
AAFC - La Dolce Vita, 8 p.m., MLB 3.
Solo Sports Film & Video - Blown Away, 8 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Research Club - Barbara Smuts, "Friendship - Not Just for
Humans;" Randolf Nesse, "The Evolution of Psychopathology," 8 p.m.,
West Conference Room, Rackham.
Russian & East European Studies - Sarah Terry, "Leadership Suc-
cession and Political Stability in Eastern Europe," noon, Lane Hall
Commons Room; "Taking Poland's Pulse," 4 p.m., East Conference
Room, Rackham.
Career Planning & Placement - Business Intern Program meeting, 6
p.m., Rackham Aud.
Undergraduate Law Club - Mass Meeting, 7 p.m., Pendleton Room,
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - Meeting, 9 p.m., 802 Monroe St.
University Activities Center - Comedy Company meeting, 6 p.m.,
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.
Student Alumni Council - Mass meeting 7:30 p.m., 200 Fletcher Street.
Chemistry - Seminar, Janet Smith, "High Speed Chromatography
with Liquid Crystalline Stationary Phases," 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry
Communication Department - William Porter, "Coverage of Italian
Politics," noon, Marsh Seminar Room, Frieze Building.
Psychiatry - Seminar, Florian Holsboer, "Hypothalamic - Pituitary
Adrenal Regulation in Depression: New Developments," 10:30 a.m.,
C/APH Auditorium.
Microcomputer Education Center - Workshops: IBM-PC & Com-
patible System Selection; Using Window with your IBM-Compatible
Microcomputers; Learning to use the Macintosh, 10:30 a.m., 3001 SEB.
Near East and North African Studies - Video, Golda, Part I, noon,
Video Viewing Room, MLB.
;Recreational Sports - Kayak Clinic, 7 p.m., NCRB Pool.

schools were more likely to graduate
from high school, attend predominan-
tly white colleges and complete more
years of college. They perceived less
discrimination in college and in other
areas of adult life in Hartford. And
they were involved in fewer incidents
with police and got into fewer fights as
They tended to have closer and
more frequent social contact with
whites as adults, were more likely to
live in desegregated neighborhoods,
and women in the group were less
likely to have a child before they were
18 years old.
The report, the first long-term study
of the broad effects of school
desegregation, suggests that school
desegregation helps promote social
equality and acceptance - a conten-
tion desegregation critics have often
"IT LOOKS like the black students
who were allowed to go to suburban
schools are much more self-confident
about their ability to deal with white
people . . ." Crain said. "They are
more likely to be able to pass their
courses in college, and they are more
likely to graduate, they are more
likely to try to get the kind of job that
many other blacks would be afraid to
try for."
He said the improved socialization
of blacks in suburban schools ap-
peared to be entirely due to the
change of scene
Ben Andrews of Hartford, Connec-
ticut President of NAACP, said about
the study: "What they're doing is con-
firming what we in the civil rights
movementhave said for years."
have said for years."
Despite the successes, the Hartford
Board of Education voted in 1981 to
phase out the Project Concern
because of financial problems. It
reversed its decision after the subur-
ban school districts offered to help out
with funding. Thirteen suburban
school districts now take part in the
program, which will serve about 790
students this year.
gue rillas
offe r
(Continued from Page 1)
Officials have said the rebels are
demanding the freedom of up to nine
imprisoned guerrillas in exchange for
releasing the nresident's daughter.


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