Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, MI
PERMIT NO. 13
Vol. XCVI - INo. 98
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, February 18, 1986
JOSEPH PIGOTT sororities from expanding.
By J"The housing situation is inapt
Incumbent Jeanette Middleton easily at this time, and with restrictiv
defeated Donna Richter last night in the laws, the Greek system will not b
Republican primary for the Third Ward flourish to its potential," sai
City Council election race. Ausman, rush chairwoman
In April, Middleton will run against Panhellenic Association. The as
Democratic contender Susan Contratto for governs University sororities.
the ward's City Council seat. Sophomore Alpha Epsilon Pi
In the Fifth Ward, Phil Spear defeated Mike Noorily said he voted for N
Paul Jensen, 376 votes to 31. Spear will be because he did not like the way
pitted against Democratic incumbent wanted to rezone the area.
Doris Preston in the April election. "THE ISSUE is something we d
TENSIONS between area residents and at the fraternity, because it is 1
students over a controversial zoning issue the zone. We want to makes
marked the third ward primary, people get out and vote," said Noo
Richter, a member of the planning Panhellenic officially endors
commission, has opposed rezoning area dleton and asked all Sororities an
homes from family to group housing, a nities in the ward to encourage th
policy which students say would prevent bers to vote.
many of the area's 24 fraternities and Panhellenic president Mar
e able toi
defended student interests in the neigh-
"It's our neighborhood too. I think that
we're just students showing concern for
the neighborhoods," she said.
TO ENSURE that her sorority, Alpha
Gamma Delta, was aware of the issue, the
whole house registered to vote together,
Middleton stood firm in the face of
criticism for her vote to rezone the
Collegiate Sororis house in her district.
"I don't think that there will be an influx
of greek houses, but there is a perception
that it is going to happen," she said.
Middleton also remarked that her
margin of victory shows that people think
she is doing a good job on the City Council.
"It makes me feel like all those long
hours on council were worth the while,"
N- W'"- 1I
Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
LSA juniors June Kirchgatter and Mary Pfund fill out forms before voting in the City Council
primaries yesterday at East Quad.
Norris resigns as MSA
By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
The Michigan Student Assembly's
minority affairs committee chairman,
Lawrence Norris, resigned last night.
The assembly's steering committee asked
Norris to resign last week, in part because
of conflict of interest charges stemming
from his work/study job with the University
administrator in charge of minority affairs.
SEVERAL assembly members had ex-
pressed concern that holding the MSA post
and the work/study job posed a conflict of
interest because MSA and the ad-
I ministration frequently clash on minority
But in a statement announcing his
resignation, Norris said the reasons for his
departure "do not stem from the recent
allegations against me, but from the fact
that I want to devote more time to my
"The only reason I didn't resign before
was that I didn't want to resign in a cloud of
controversy," Norris said. The steering
committee last night dropped all of the
charges it made against Norris, including
conflict of interest charges and allegations
that Norris did not devote enough time to
non-black minority concerns.
ERIC SCHNAUFER, personnel chairman
of the assembly, said Norris's resignation
was the result of a compromise to salvage
MSA's image. "Lawrence Norris had a
choice between resignation and removal,"
he said. "It's an example of two parties
swallowing their pride for mutual in-
MSA President Paul Josephson and Vice
President Phillip Cole declined to comment.
Instead of forcing the issue to go before
the entire assembly, the steering commit-
tee, which is composed of MSA's committee
chairman and executive officers, accepted
Norris's resignation. "It removed a cloud
from both minority affairs and MSA," said
Schnaufer, who is on the committee.
IN ITS statement, the committee formally
dropped all charges against Norris and
apologized for the allegations. "We have not
found sufficient evidence of your guilt and
failure on the charges outlined in the
Steering Committee memoranda of Feb. 16,
1986," the statement said.
In addition to the conflict of interest
charges and the claim that Norris was not
doing a good job as Minority Affairs Com-
mittee chairman, the memoranda criticized
Norris for allegedly threatening Cheryl
Bullard, MSA's former administrative
coordinator, for revealing his work/study
job with Niara Sudarkasa, associate vice
president for academic affairs.
Bullard resigned 10 days ago.
NORRIS maintained his position that the
original charges surfaced because he is
black. .I felt that I was treated wrongly,
and that racism had a lot to do with it," he
said. "Black people are just controversial in
a white society, and I wasn't going to reign
until MSA admitted that they didn't have
enough evidence against me."
On Sunday, Norris encouraged "all of my
black brothers and friends at U of M to
secure our MSA funds so that we can put it
to better use for ourselves," in a 14-page let-
See MSA, Page 8
Dartmouth trustees back
handling of protests
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Dar-
tmouth College trustees capped a
week of turmoil over the Ivy League
school's South Africa-related invest-
ments by declaring yesterday that
they support the college president's
handling of the conflict.
"We wish to emphasize that the
policies followed by President
(David) McLaughlin and other mem-
bers of the college administration
have the support of and in many in-
stances were initiated by this board,"
the trustees said in a statement
released at a news conference. "We
believe that these policies are in the
college's best long range interests and
President McLaughlin continues to
have the support of the board of
The statement followed a week of
arrests and suspensions stemming
from student actions on both sides of
the divestment issue.
THE COLLEGE arrested 18 studen-
ts Feb. 11 when they obstructed the
removal of a shanty erected on the
college green as a symbol of the op-
pression of South Africa blacks.
That evening, a school disciplinary
board ordered the suspensions of 12
students who attacked a shantytown
on the green in January.
McLaughlin, a corporate executive
with no experience as an educational
administrator when he became Dar-
tmouth's 14th president in 1981, has
come under fire from both faculty and
students for running the school more
like a business than a college.
IN A LETTER printed in the
student newspaper Friday, some
students and faculty members called
for his immediate resignation. They
accused him of disregarding faculty
votes, showing bad faith in dealing
with faculty and student
organizations, and using force rather
than dialogue in dealing with anti-
In early January, an eight-member
faculty committee said many faculty
members consider McLaughlin's ad-
ministration "insensitive to and not
knowledgeable about educational
"The sentiment seems practically
universal among the faculty that it
has been frustrated in its attempt to
play its traditional . . . proper and
necessary role" in governing Dar-
tmouth, the report said.
Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
LSA senior Jeff Evans speaks against campus protest at a debate bet-
ween College Republicans and members of the Latin American
Solidarity Committee in Bursley's East Lounge last night.
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -
Guerrillas captured two Israeli
soldiers in Israel's self-proclaimed
security zone in south Lebanon
yesterday, and Israeli troops swept
north out of the zone in search of the
The Israeli military command in
Tel Aviv said two Israeli soldiers and
a Lebanese militiaman were missing
after being ambushed by guerrillas in
south Lebanon. The command said
two Israeli-allied Lebanese
militiamen were reported killed.
Timur Goksel, spokesman for the
U.N. peacekeeping force in the area,
said 600 Israeli troops moved north
with the support of tanks and helicop-
ter gunships, storming 15 Shiite
Moslem villages. Helicopter gunships
strafed suspected guerrilla hideouts,
he said, and many of the Israeli
assault units were ferried in by
THERE WERE no immediate
reports on casualties from the Israeli
Lebanese security sources, who
spoke on condition of anonymity, said
guerrillas of the Syrian-supported
National Resistance Front umbrella
group ambushed the Israelis near
Bint Jbeil four miles north of the
Israeli border inside teh security zone
at 1 p.m.
The state-run Beirut radio quoted
U.N. sources it did not identify as
saying four Israeli troopers were
killed and four were captured by
guerrillas near Bint Jbeil.
BUT OFFICIALS of the U.N. In-
See GUERRILLAS, Page 3
'U' student joins 9-month cross-country adventure
By AMY MINDELL
Margie Winkelman's friends say
ghe is a "doer," not a sitter. Since
coming to the University, her in-
terests have involved her in issues in-
cluding environmental concerns, rape
prevention, and Zionism. She is
a familiar face at organized rallies on
campus and helped put together last
'-year's Take Back the Night march.
Winkelman says a sense of respon-
sibility motivates her ambition.
Today she will take her ambition on
the road. For the next nine months,
Winkelman will march from Los
Angeles to Washington, D.C. with
2,500 others to protest nuclear arms.
"THE FIRST thing everyone asks is
if I have good shoes," Winkelman
laughs. She raises one foot shod in a
shiny leather sneaker. "I do," she
says with a smile.
Those shoes will cover many miles
- about 3,200 - during the march,
which will wind through 16 major
cities, including Las Vegas, Omaha,
Neb., and Pittsburgh.
Winkelman, who couldn't convince
any of her friends to accompany her,
is the only University of Michigan
student going on the march. "No one
was crazy enough to go but me," she
says. In view of the University's
reputation as a center of student ac-
tivism, that fact surprises her.
SUCH INDEPENDENCE worries
her, and Winkelman reluctantly ad-
mits if the march is terrible she can
"take a bus home." But enthusiasm
overcomes fear as she describes the
marchers' goal. The final stretch of
the march will take Winkelman up the
steps of the Capitol to present
lawmakers with millions of
signatures gathered to show nation-
wide support for complete nuclear
A sense of responsibility provokes
Winkelman to embark on the journey.
She wants to remind people of the
danger nuclear weapons present, and
to make the world safe for the gran-
dchildren she hopes to have.
"It's easy to push the threat of
nuclear weapons out of your mind and
say, 'Who am I to change anything?'
But it's important to remember that
even if you are a little person you can
make a difference - especially if
there are enough little people
together," she said. "The march is a
way for me to take responsibility."
WINKELMAN first read about the
march in Mother Jones magazine
during winter break. The march
seemed like a way for anyone to make
an important statement, she said.
After looking into the march, she
found it was planned to the smallest
detail and presented the idea to her
According to Winkelman's brother
Steve, a high school senior, their
See STUDENT, Page 2
MY TA wRS' 1U T nrru A De 1 ,ma yh a
convention. Evans said he and other College
Republicans dispute Blanchard's handling of state
finances, despite recent news of a $117 billion surplus
for fiscal 1987. They also say the state has lost jobs
because of Blanchard's policies. Evans could not
provide details of whether he and his collegues will
nlan an anti-Rlanoheai amnnian on r inr hit hP
Memorial Hospital to root for their heroes - and laugh
at the stunts like a fifth-inning prank on pitcher Phil
Regan. The Cub reliever, who was known for sup-
posedly throwing spitballs, had a cooler of water
delivered to the mound by Ferguson Jenkins and Bill
Hands. Met right fielder Ron Swoboda brought back
memnries of a diving cateh in Game 4 of the 1969 World
BRAINWASHING : Opinion looks at CIA
abusiveness. See Page 4