Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, March 3, 1986
Vol. XCVI - No. 102
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
MANILA, Philippines (AP)-President public safety."
Corazon Aquino yesterday abolished She said Marcos' decree "drove
the government's power to detain many to the hills and fanned the con-
people without charge, a practice her spiracy to overthrow the gover-
ousted predecessor used in an attempt nment."
to quell a growing communist in- Manila's influential Archbishop
surgency. Cardinal Jaime Sin held a special
She told more than a million mass yesterday and gave thanks to
cheering Filipinos at an outdoor rally the "people power" of thousands of
that the practice was "not warran- unarmed civilians who surrounded
ted" and had helped rather than hin- two suburban Manila military camps
dered the guerrillas. where the rebellion began Feb. 22,
Aquino also said that all preventing loyalist armored units
but four of 484 political prisoners in- from attacking rebel forces.
carcerated under Marcos "have been But he warned, "There are those
released or are in the process of being who want to slide back to the old and
released," and the remaining ones corrupt ways, those who plot to
will have their cases reviewed this regroup the forces of the dictatorship.
week. The danger is not past. We must con-
THE FOUR are Jose Maria Sison, tinue to watch, wait and pray."
suspected of being the former leader
of the outlawed Communist Part of
the Philippines, and three other C o
people accused of roles in the in- up sign al
Top military officers objected to __r d wid
their being freed without further in-
Aquino has ruled out any attempt to
extradite Ferdinand Marcos. Forced
into exile last Wednesday in a nearly
bloodless "people power" revolution,
for any illegal acts committed during dem ocracv
his 20 years as president. 147
But she said yesterday that did not By AMY GOLDSTEIN
mean that those who committed
serious crimes during his regime The largely bloodless revolution
would escape punishment. that took place last week in the
THE FIRST proclamation of Philippines will have reverberations.
Aquino's government restored the around the world, University and
Aquio's overmen resoredtheFilipino experts say.
writ of habeas corpus, which Marcos The impact of public demon-
suspended in 1981 when he ended eight strations, the defection of military of-
years of martial law and restored ficials from the Ferdinand Marcos
some rights. camp, and Marcos' loss of U.S. sup
The suspension of habeas corpus port gives the indication that the U.S.
enabled Marcos to hold people without will not back right-wing authoritarian
charges indefinitely, denying them gvrmnsta oepplrsp
the right to a court hearing. governments that lose popular sup-
While specifically aimed at the port, said political science Prof Gary
southern island of Mindanao, where Hawes.
communist insurgents and Moslem tHawes said the greatest i ct o
separatists have waged war on the felt in countries where there already
government, it covered purported exists reat pressure for
subversion anywhere in the nation. exismscrat pressure for
Maros ad unred ofpeoledemocratization and where the
arosteaddethundedHs ofipeopleleader is weak.
arrested an detaned.ds "IF YOU look at places like South
commanders sometimes refused to Korea and Chile, and it looks like
obey court-ordered releases unless there is some coalition of the State
Marcos approved them personally. Department and the Congress, you
Aquino said suspending habeas cor- can argue that there is a real
pus in cases of insurrection, rebellion, possibility to move toward
sedition, subversion, conspiracy, democratization and away from
sabotage and other offenses was "not
warranted by the requirements of See PHILIPPINE, Page 3
ISR report predicts less
consumer spending growth
While many Michigan students were relaxing and tanning on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Iowa farmers Mr.
looking for coins.
and Mrs. Virgil Flynn are just
PARENTS ARE SOMETIMES OPPOSED
Interracial couples face
By AMY GOLDSTEIN
Todd and Mary have been dating
each other for a year and a half. They
met two summers ago when they
worked for the same company and
* began seeing each other soon after
they returned to school in the fall.
The two engineering juniors are
now seriously considering getting
married. But Todd and Mary's
relationship faces an obstacle most
couples don't even think about: Todd
is white; Mary is black.
ALTHOUGH attitudes toward in-
terracial dating have become far
more liberal since the Civil Rights Act
was passed in 1965, it still remains
something of a social taboo.
One of the most common problems
mixed couples have is parental op-
position to the relationship. Todd's
'The basic reason my parents don't want
me to go out with someone black is not
because they think blacks are bad, but
because they would not be able to tell
their peers.' -Cindy
life) with Mary because I feel that's
the best thing to do, then I'm going to
do it," he says.
Todd and Mary anticipate that they
will continue to face obstacles if they
get married - including prejudice in
the workplace. "If upper
management doesn't approve of the
way you live your life, upward
movement is closed off," Mary says.
BUT EVEN more formidable, Todd
and Mary say, are the problems
children of racially mixedrcouples
must deal with. If Todd and Mary get
married, their children may be alien-
ated from both blacks and whites.
Todd says he thinks he can help his
children develop a natural defense
against bigotry by teaching them that
See RACIALLY, Page 6
parents vehemently oppose his dating
a black woman, so he has to pretend
that he is no longer dating Mary.
"I feel really guilty about hiding it
from them. I really didn't think there
would be that much of a problem with
my family," Todd says. "I guess I
was pretty naive. I lost a lot of respect
for my parents - they've -totally
alienated me from them. We don't
communicate, except for the bare
MARY ADDS that Todd's parents
even threatened to cut off his tuition
money if he didn't stop seeing Mary.
Because of his parents' attitudes,
Todd has decided to become more in-
dependent. "If I choose to live (my
Michigan cranks out
another three wins
By BARB MCQUADE
Roy Tarpley made his own breaks
last week, leading Michigan past
Wisconsin and Northwestern after
the Wolverines' lethargic win over
The senior center got the
Michigan hammer swinging with
24 points and seven rebounds in its
97-74 pounding of Wisconsin in
Madison Wednesday. Tarpley
followed that performance with a
21-point, 12-rebound outing in an
86-64 victory at Northwestern
Saturday to boost the Wolverines'
record to 25-4, 12-4 in the Big Ten.
THE PAIR of victories was a
tuneup for this week's title race.
Tied with Indiana for the conferen-
ce lead, Michigan hosts Ohio State
Thursday and the Hoosiers Satur-
day to finish the regular season on
If Michigan can continue its suc-
cess in finding the basket, it should
put on a good show. The
Wolverines seem to have found
consistency from the floor,
shooting 59 percent in each of the
past two games.
While all the starters have had a
hot hand, Gary Grant and Richard
Rellford have been scorching.
Rellford hit 12 of 18 in the two
victories and Grant was near per-
fect, notching 11 of 12.
FILLING THE hoop wasn't
Grant's only act, though, as the
sophomore guard dished out nine
assists against Wisconsin and a
career-high 10 versus North-
western, leading the Michigan fast
The Wolverines drubbing of the
league's bottom two teams came
after a sub-par performance
See 'M,' Page 8
By EVE BECKER
The University's Institute for Social
Research report on consumer spending
indicates that consumer spending for
1986 will be high, but it has lost its up-
According to the fourth quarter
survey for 1985 conducted by
associate research scientist Richard
Curtin, "The outlook for slow
economic growth has meant to con-
sumers that no further reductions
can be expected in the prevailing in-
flation and unemployment rates."
The survey, issued quarterly, was
based on telephone interviews with
nearly 2,000 people nationwide bet-
ween October and December.
THE FINDINGS indicate that con-
sumers' confidence in governmental
economic policies, although still
higher than during the 1970s, declined
Curtin called the past three years
"the longest period of sustained op-
timism in more than 20 years"
because the Index of Consumer Sen-
timent has been in the 90s for 11 con-
secutive quarterly reports. The
highest index to date of 100 was
reached in 1966. The index has
declined since it peaked in 1984, he
Among all families surveyed, 27
percent rated governmental policies
favorably, 50 percent said the gover-
nment was doing a "fair" job, and 20
percent rated government economic
CURTIN calls this only a small in-
crease in unfavorable evaluations as
negative ratings rose from last year's
18 percent and favorable ratings
dropped .from last year's peak of 33
"The financial situation of
American families changed very little
during 1985," the report said. It
showed a small decline in the rate of
See ISR, Page 2
Michigan's Antoine Joubert shoots over Mike Charles of Alabama-
Birmingham during the first of the Wolverines three victories this past
HAT DO THE Ginsu knife, the Ronco Gar-
W den Weasel, and a Broadway musical
1,.,::n ;. nnm m w T T n -Q1 ...wth
joyed it. Only one couple asked for a refund of their
$25.50 tickets. "Any time you get more than 1,000
people in a room, some are bound to be disappointed,"
Collins said. But he was happy with the overall respon-
se. "The promotion obviously worked since the show
sold enough tickets to pay for itself," he said. "I can't
say how many people came because of the guarantee.
peared. Early last month, 500 of the 1,000 cans frater-
nity members had collected were taken from the can
catchers on the medical campus. According to frater-
nity member Ada Kusnetz, a second year medical
student, the theft seriously undermined the attempt to
raise money for the foundation. But weeks later, the
cans reanneared just as mysteriously as they disap-
RE-ELECTED: Opinion applauds the record of
the Rackham Student Government. See
Opinion, Page 4.
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