Ninety-six years of editorial/freedom
Vol. XCVI - No. 112
opyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, March 17, 1986
By MELISSA BIRKS
Steven Katz, keynote speaker at the
Seventh Annual Conference on the
Holocaust, encouraged his audience
yesterday to examine all theories con-
cerning God's existence after the
Holocaust, and then let the issue rest
"There is another kind of silence; it
comes after the end of a profound
issue, when reason has been pushed to
its limits," said Katz, a professor of
Near Eastern Studies at Cornell
University. "If we give up too early
and too easily, we dishonor the God of
Israel. Perhaps this is the appropriate
occasion to speak in silence."
ENTITLED "Can We Believe in
God after the Holocaust?" the speech
was the first of the three-day Con-
The confernce, which began in 1979,
is sponsored by the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation. The program intends to
examine the Holocaust from a variety
According to coordinator. Phyllis
Zarren, "our progress is devoted to
the personal testimony of survivors of
the Holocaust who remind us that the
events which we speak were human
and personal experiences."
KATZ began his speech by ex-
plaining the origin of the question of
God's existence after the Holocaust.
See SPEAKER, Page 3
ones take a.
Virgil, Grayer key 72-6 9 upset'
Special to the Daily
MINNEAPOLIS-Roy Tarpley gave
his all, but Michigan's outside
shooting gave out. The combination
left the Wolverine basketball team on
the short end of a 72-69 thriller against
Iowa State yesterday.
It also knocked Michigan out of the
NCAA Tournament in the second
round, finishing the Wolverines'
season record at 28-5.
TARPLEY NOTCHED game highs
in scoring with 25 points, rebounding
with 14 and steals with three.
"A lot of my shots were falling. I was
hitting free throws (7 of 9). I was
ready to go," said Tarpley.
Gary Grant wasn't so ready. The
sophomore guard hit just one of nine
shots from the floor, echoing
dismal shooting performance in last
"ME AND THE NCAA just don't get
along," said Grant. "It's not pressure.
I'm not scared. I just don't know.'
Grant's most crucial miss came
with Michigan trailing 64-63 with
about a minute and a half remaining.
The 6-3 guard took an open 15-footer
from the left side that rolled around
the rim but wouldn't fall.
"The last shot I took, I thought it
was going in," said Grant. "It just
went in and out.
"EVERY SHOT I took felt like it
was going in."
Iowa State's Sam Hill grabbed the
board, having taken position inside a
longing Tarpley, State called a time
out after advancing the ball past half
The inbounds play that followed
proved to be Michigan's undoing.
Cyclone guard Jeff Hornacek hit
freshman forward Elmer Robinson
moving uncovered for the basket.
Robinson drove in for an uncontested
"WHEN WE LINED up at mid-
court and Elmer broke clear for the
basket and dunked it, that was the
play that broke it open," said Iowa
State coach Jerry Orr, who won the
first meeting ever against his former
assistant, Michigan coach Bill
"We just didn't do the job," said
Friender. "We got screened and the
screened man didn't get help."
"It happened so fast, that I didn't
see it happen," Trapley said. "Ijust
turned around and saw their man
going to the basket and dunking."
THE CYCLONES outscored
Michigan 6-2 in the next minute, and
Michigan's chance for a comeback
was gone. The Wolverines needed to
foul to stop the clock, and both Tar-
pley and Grant picked up their fifth.
They joined Antoine Joubert, who
had fouled out with about three
"That hurt us at the end," Frieder
said. "'Toine's been in these types of
game down the stretch. When h
fouled out it was a crucial time for
WITH BOTH JOUBERT and Grant
gone, Garde Thompson was left to run
Michigan's offense alone, a task he
did not handle very well. Struggling
himself in an 0-for-4 shooting day'
Thompson turned the ball over twice
in the final 36 seconds, closing out the
game with the same kind of ball con-
trol problems that had plagued
Michigan before intermission.
"In the first half they both got a lot
of transition baskets from turnovers
from us," said Tarpley. "In the
second half we did a better job until
the last few minutes."
Tarpley and the Wolverines began
the game in fine form. The 6-11 senior
scored nine of Michigan's first 14 points
and assisted Butch 'Wade for two
MICHIGAN'S EARLY six-point
lead dwindled to one, 17-16, befgore
the Wolverines' terrible
See ISU, Page 9
Iowa State forward Jeff Grayer snares a rebound away from Michigan's
Butch Wade in the first half of yesterday's game. Iowa State upset the
'Sponsor drops out;
marchers to continue
Police arrest 39 at vigil
outside Purse ii's office
By AMY MINDELL
with wire reports
The, group sponsoring the Great
Peace March folded Friday under
mounting debts as hundreds of mar-
chers, including University student
Margie Winkelman, spent their sixth
day near the Mojave Desert trying to
put their trek back on course.
Just 120 miles into the 3,235 hike
across America, PRO-Peace announ-
ced that it didn't have enough money
to continue its sponsorship. Tearful
marchers pledged to carry on the
march for nuclear disarmament,
which began March 1 in Los Angeles
and had planned to end in a giant rally
at the capital in November.
WINKELMAN, a Residential
College junior who put her studies on
hold to join the group, is committed to
finishing the march, according to her
"She is on the committee that's
trying to put it all back together,"
said her mother, Betsy.
Some marchers have formed a new
group called the Great Peace March
for Nuclear Disarmament, which will
try to gather enough food, water, sup-
plies and money to help 200 people
reach Las Vegas.
David Mixner, founder of PRO-
Peace, told marchers he would do
what he could for those trying to carry
"I am deeply, deeply sorry if
anything that I have done has caused
See MARCH, Page 2
By EVE BECKER
The Ann Arbor Police Department arrested 39
protesters inside Rep. Carl Pursell's (R-Ann Arbor) of-
fice Friday, as they demonstrated against Pursell's
support of President Reagan's plan to send $100 million
to the Contras, a rebel group fighting Nicaragua's San-
The protesters were handcuffed and taken away in a
police van at the request of the building landlord on
charges of trespassing.
"IT WAS very orderly, there were no scuffles," said
Sgt. Alan Hartwig. Although the protesters were not
searched, large items in their possession such as bac-
kpacks were taken away.
The demonstrators were then released on their own
recognizance. Their case will be passed on to. a
prosecutor, who will determine whether charges can
be pressed, Hartwig said.
The protest continued Thursday's anti Contra-aid
rally and march sponsored by the Latin American
Solidarity Committee (LASC), where 100 people hoped
to be arrested on the charges of civil disobedience.
FRIDAY, demonstrators waited outside Pursell's of-
fice throughout the day amid "a graveyard" they con-
structed of crosses engraved with names of civilians
killed in Nicaragua. They also held out anti-aid posters
to passing motorists who were mostly indifferent.
See POLICE, Page 2.
... pledges to finish
Test classes grow in popularity
By KATHLEEN HAVILAND
Competition for admission to
graduate and professional programs
such as law, medical, or dental school
is fierce. Because several students
apply for each available spot, getting
admitted to a prestigious graduate
school requires top grades and a high.
test score just to remain competitive
with hundreds of other highly
In light of such stiff competition,
more and more students have been
investing sizable amounts of money
and time into a test preparation class
- to ensure that they earn a high test
TEST PREPARATION classes
have been drawing high numbers of
students in recent years. Stanley
Kaplan, president of the Kaplan
Professional Test Preparation
Program, estimates that last year
80,000 students nationwide enrolled in
Louis Rice, a counselor at the
University's Office of Career Plan-
ning and Placement, said that studen-
ts feel compelled to take professional
preparation courses to match their
peers' credentials when applying' to
"National exams do produce
anxiety," he said. "Some students
feel that if they don't do everything
possible to prepare for the exam, then
they haven't done enough."
SUCH PREPARATION is costly.
While some self-review booklets cost
only $10 to $15, preparatory tapes
range anywhere from $49 to $350.
Classes are the most expensive
preparation. Kaplan's classes cost
$425 for a four-to-eight week session,
and Excel, another class preparation
service in Ann Arbor, costs $300.
Kaplan said the benefits offered
through this service - which in-
cludes classroom instruction by
graduate students, homework exer-
cises, and explanations to test
questions - make the course well
worth the cost.
"We could make it a $50 course, but
then it would be a sham," he said.
"The $425 gives the student hundreds
of hours of supervised preparation,
which in the end averages out to be
about $4 an hour."
KAPLAN compares enrolling in his
service to joining weight watchers.
"When you join a group you feel
obligated, whereas if you do it on your
own, you procrastinate," he said. "If
you feel like you're making a
sacrifice, you'll be more motivated."
Norman Miller, president of Excel,
which follows the same format of
Kaplan's classes, says that com-
paring self-preparation to
professional preparation in analogous
to comparing going to the library with
going to college.
"We offer a more structured
review. We have instructors who can
share with the students the
philosophy of what the test is trying to
accomplish," he said. "Graduate
school admissions test are different
from other college tests. They're not
just about memorizing knowledge,
See COURSES, Page 7
Daily Photo by SCOTT LTUCHY
This Ann Arbor resident was one of 39 people arrested for protesting in front of Congressman's Pursell's office
PAGHETTI IS iusually considered a favorite of
beforehand from what ATO chef John Gehman calls "a
Sicilian recipe very similar to the one they used at
Paperali's Restaurant when I worked there 35 years
ago." The chowdown itself is 11 years old, and, accor-
ding to Greek Week steering committee member
Michael Simonte it "was the hack hone of Greek
dish out every year. "It's just as good as it's always
been," said LSA senior Don McCann who left nothing
on his plate but a smudge of tomato sauce. Even so,
engineering senior Scott Zelner, who organized the 1986
Chowdown, predicts the fraternity will be swimming in
snaghetti for at least another week. "We'll probably
PROPAGANDA: Opinion criticizes an
Associated Press story on Nicaragua. See