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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom


0 Vol. XCVI -No. 19

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 1, 1985

Eight Pages

app roves
The Research Policies Committee
yesterday approved a proposal sub-
mitted by an engineering college
professor who requested University
support for a classified conference
that will plan research for the Depar-
tment of Defense.
The committee endorsed
metallurgical engineering Prof. M.J.
Sinnott's "Materials Research Coun-
cil Project" by a 7-2 vote, although the
committee member said he felt the
proposal would violate the Univer-
sity's guidelines for classified resear-
THE University will help coor-
Odinate the conference, which will be
held next summer in LaJolla, Califor-
nia, in addition to retroactively
covering the cost of a similar con-
ference there last summer.
According to Sinnott's proposal, the
conference will "bring together a
group of the country's leading
materials scientists and engineers to
permit them .. . to plan and scope
future materials research areas for
the Department of Defense." Sinnott
,will serve as the project's-director.
LSA junior David Isaacson, one of
three students who serve on the RPC,
voted against the proposal, partly
See RPC, Page 3



limited reforms

(AP) - President P.W. Botha offered
some concessions to South Africa's
black majority yesterday, including
the possibility of seats on the advisory
President's Council, but ruled out full
voting rights.
He said the lesson of black Africa is
that one man, one vote "means the
dictatorship of the strongest black
Botha declared his commitment to
a united nation that allows black
rights, but said any future system
must protect the rights of whites and
other minorities in South Africa,
which has been swept by more than a
year of violence against white-
majority rule.
THE 60-member President's Coun-
cil advises the government on
legislation. It was restructured last
year to include mixed-race and Asian
members, after legislative bodies
with limited power were established
for those minorities. But whites
remain in control.
Rioting continued in black town-
ships. Police said mobs killed three
blacks and set fire to their bodies in
the latest outbreak of black-against-
black violence.
More than 700 blacks have been
killed since rioting began against
apartheid, the race laws that guaran-

'This is an approach that accepts the
human dignity of all South Africans.
-P.W. Botha
South African president

tee privilege for South Africa's 5
million white and deny rights to the 24
million blacks. Most died at the hands
of police, but some are victims of
other blacks who accuse them of
being informers or of cooperating
with the white government.,
BOTHA offered no specifics in his
speech to a congress of his ruling
National Party in the Cape Province
city of Port Elizabeth. He said details
must be negotiated.
It contained none of the bellicosity
that characterized his remarks to the
Durban party congress Aug. 15, in
which he said full voting rights for
blacks would take the white minority
"on a road to abdication and suicide."
Disappointment over the tone and
contents of the Durban speech caused
international reaction that thrust the

country deeper into financial crisis
and sent its currency to new lows on
world markets.
THE PRESIDENT said in Port
Elizabeth that structures must be
built to give blacks effective power
over their own communities, in cities
as well as tribal homelands, and a say
in matters of concern to all people of
South Africa. Copies of the speech
were distributed to reporters in
Botha presented a view of South
Africa as a nation of minorities, in-
cluding several within the black
community, and said any reforms
must protect all of them from
The central question, as Botha ex-
pressed it, is how to include non-white
See BOTHA, Page 6

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
After the storm
A student walks down East University yesterday afternoon after the
storm left Ann Arbor.

'U' prof preceded Dr. Ruth

-M v s

She's witty, warm, and well-informed. Sex is her
favorite subject, and she discusses it with ease, be
it before a class of students or in front of a
television camera.
She's Prof. Sylvia Hacker, and she's gaining a

"Sexually Speaking."
"I THINK Sylvia is a forerunner to Dr. Ruth."
said Sherry Gorelick, a graduate student in public
health and a former pupil of Hacker's. "She was
out there dispensing advice before Dr. Ruth was in
vogue. She's an excellent adviser."
Like Dr. Rut; Hacker is grandmothey, funny,
and noticeably short. Reluctantly, Hacker con-
cedes to being older, though by how much she
won't say publicly ("I only admit to 38 - which is
my waist size.") But she rattles off other differen-
ces between her and Westheimer.
"She's a therapist. She gives specific advice on
sexual dysfunction as well as sexuality," the nur-
sing professor says through her Brooklyn accent.
"I AM primarily an educator ... My aim is to
provide information to increase comfort with the

vhole area of sexuality."
Dr. Ruth might recommend that frustrated
lovers try a new position, but Hacker would
suggest a counselor or a book. It's not that Hacker
couldn't give a straightforward answer, she sim-
ply prefers to leave the problem-solving up to the
And it's the more general issues of human
sexuality that intrigue the dark-haired professor
who is married. Those issues include the differen-
ces between infatuation and true love, and the
qualities that make a relationship endure, said
Gorelick. "I think the combination of the two
makes a good learning environment."
During a recent class on human sexuality,
Hacker began a discussion on value conflicts by
See AFTER, Page 2

Pro file

reputation as the University's own "Dr. Ruth"
Westheimer. But she actually began lecturing
about sexuality long before her 56-year-old coun-
terpart became the star of the radio program,


Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
University nursing Prof. Sylvia Hacker, who is often compared to Dr.
Ruth Westheimer, has taught classes in human sexuality for over 15
Soviets propose 50%
cut in nuclear arms

,RSG bans
10 fficials
from 'U'
The Rackham Student Government
last night unanimously approved a
symbolic resolution banning any
representative of President Reagan
on campus until his administration's
policies "are changed to conform with
standards of international law and
moral conduct."
The move came in response to the
announcement that Vice President
CGeorge Bush will appear here Oct. 7.
ush is scheduled to speak on the
steps of the Union to commemorate
the Peace Corps' 25th anniversary.
RSG's resolution is symbolic only, as
the student government does not have
the authority to ban speakers on
The resolution is modeled after a
similar policy adopted by the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin student assembly
See RSG, Page 2

GENEVA, Switzerland (UPI) -
Soviet negotiators presented a
proposal yesterday to U.S. arms
negotiators calling for mutual cuts of
up to 50 percent in superpower
nuclear arsenals if the United States
abandons its "Star Wars" missile
defense program.
Senior U.S. officials in Washington
said the Soviet proposal contained
"ambiguities" and "blatantly one-
sided" elements.
CHIEF SOVIET delegate Viktor
Karpov called a special plenary
session of the 7-month-old superpower
talks yesterday and officially presen-
ted Moscow's proposed deal to U.S.
negotiators. Last Friday, President
Reagan received a broad outline of
the proposal from Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevardnadze in
Yesterday's plenary meeting lasted
40 minutes and Karpov told reporters
that the Soviet presentation would be
continued at a second plenary session
Upon arrival at the meeting, Kar-
pov said "We are introducing our
proposal which will provide drastic

solutions to all the problems we are
AFTER THE meeting, chief U.S.
delegate Max Kampelman told repor-
ters only that the Soviet ideas would
be "studied with interest."
Although both sides refused sub-
stantive comment because of a
secrecy agreement at the talks, U.S.
officials in Washington said the
Soviets proposed cuts of up to 50 per-
cent in various nuclear weapons if the
Americans abandon the Strategic
Defenses Initiative, commonly known
as "Star Wars."
Reagan has repeatedly refused to
scrap "Star Wars," a five-year, $26
billion research program to devise a
defensive shield that can shoot down
missiles in space, or to use it as a
bargaining tool at the talks. He said
last Friday in Washington that he "is
determined to go forward" with the
National Security Adviser Robert
McFarlane said yesterday in a
television interview that the Soviet
proposal contains "ambiguities that
seem to be masked by rather ap-
pealing headlines.

Daily Photo by ANDI SCHREIBER,
Bullwinkle, alias LSA freshman Dan Bornstein, waves to fans on Saturday before he is escorted off the field by
security officials. See story, Page 6.


money. The Navy had no immediate comment. Prox-
mire said the 8-by-10-foot doormat was installed in
August at the Naval Medical Command Southeast
Region in Jacksonville, Fla. He called it a "posh, top-
of-the-line beauty" complete with a woven Medical
Command logo in blue, white, yellow and turquoise. "I
asked the Navy to justify this outrageous expense,"
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the punchball Sunday in the 7th annual New York City
Street Games. The games show New Yorkers'
"ingenuity and survival instincts" because they are
played in the streets with makeshift materials, accor-
ding to organizer Muriel Kroll. "My New York accent
came right back," said Bruce Fein, 44, from the Bronx.
"Everybody wants to know what the best deli is and

DEJA VU: Opinion hopes for a new detente.
See Page 4.

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