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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom


. . ........

Vol. XCVI - No. 123

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Doily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, April 1, 1986.

Eight Pages

ConclInvst a

ouncil investigates
protester policy

The Ann Arbor City Council last
night agreed to further its in-
vestigation of the role of the police in
responding to protests.
The council discussed a proposal
submitted by councilmembers Lowell
Peterson (D-First Ward) and Jeff Ep-
ton (D-Third Ward) that called for
four changes in the city's policy
toward demonstrators. The proposal
require the University or other
organizations requesting special
police response to file a written
request prior to the time the police are
forbid police to videotape protests;
forbid police officers from stopping
protests unless they present a clear
threat to peace;
require the city to train police of-
ficers in handling demonstrations.

"I WANT to set up a policy that
permits an officer to make a decision
that is not tied to the heat of the
moment," Epton said.
Councilmember Larry Hahn
(R - Fourth Ward) rejected the need
for such a proposal, saying that he is
pleased with the police department's
handling of protests.
Mayor Ed Pierce agreed with most
of the proposal, but said he thought
videotaping was helpful in keeping a
record, both of demonstrator activity
and police response.
POLICE CHIEF William Corbett
said Ann Arbor police officers already
receive the training Peterson and Ep-
ton called for as part of the 440 hours
of training required of police officers
in Michigan.
Pierce suggested that he and a
representative from each party on the
council ask University officials if the
first section of the proposal is accep-

During questioning by coun-
cilmembers, Corbett said that police
officers are sent in when University
security and public safety requests it,
but that the officers. involved are .not
under University security jurisdic-
of Public Safety does not direct our
people," Corbett said. "We rarely
provide the kinds of personnel they
would like to see."
Corbett also pointed out that it is
illegal for the police department to
keep political information on in-
Corbett advocated the use of
videotapes, saying they protect not
only the police, but the protesters in
cases of police misbehavior.
But Peterson said videotaping
stifles political dissent.
"When people are videotaped, it
tends to chill their expression" (of
their political views), Peterson said.

Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
Still life
Dani Jeffries, Art School senior, relaxes between classes outside the Art School on North Campus yesterday.
Parties may clash in
C. 0
O pcomngMS sesios 1R

The mudslinging election may be
Dover, but problems may just be
beginning for the Michigan Student
The election duel between, can-
didates from the Student Rights Party
and the Meadow Party resulted in a
draw. Meadow Party members, Kurt
Muenchow and Darrell Thompson
received the -presidential and vice-
presidential posts respectively. Yet
the upcoming assembly consists of 25
Student Rights members, 15 Meadow
student to
run for

party members, and eight indepen-
believe having a Meadow Party
president and vice-president coupled
with a majority of Student Rights
representatives may cause conflicts
among the assembly.
"If personal conflicts don't get in
the way, then issues can be worked
out," said Mike Margolis, elected LSA
representative from the Student
Rights Party. "A couple of months
down the line there will be an effective

MSA because there is a good, strong
group of people, but it will be a tough
Meadow Party member and elected
engineering school representative
Dave Vogel echoed Margolis, saying
that the assembly needs time to unify.
"There will be a lot of compromising
within different factions. MSA has to
stop the in-fighting and settle down,"
Vogel said..
MUENCHOW predicted that party
affiliation differences will not affect

Ensian check-off.to
be listed on SVF
Students registering for classes this term will be able to order their 1987
yearbooks by checking a box on their Student Verification Forms at
The 1987 Michigan Ensian will appear on the SVFs for the first time
ever this year in a-n effort to boost yearbook sales and call attention to
the Ensian.
Students who wish to order a yearbook simply sign the form and turn it
in at CRISP. They will then be billed for the Ensian on their fall tuition
ACCORDING to Nancy McGlothlin, administrative associate to the board
for Student Publications, the idea to put the Ensian on the SVF came from
other colleges. The board oversees the financial operations of the Ensian,
The Daily, and The Gargoyle, a campus humor magazine.
McGlothlin said only two Big Ten schools, Michigan State University
and Ohio State University, don't use a similar system for distributing
yearbooks, and neither school produces a yearbook any longer.
See CRISP, Page 3

... predicts unity

A University graduate student has infor-
mally announced plans to run for Congress in
the August Democratic primaries.
Although Deane Baker, president of
Rackham Student Government, thinks his
chances for victory are slim, he said it is im-
portant for a candidate who is opposed to sen-
ding aid to the Contras, a Nicaraguan rebel
group, to run against Congressman Carl Pur-
sell (R-Ann Arbor). Pursell supports Contra
BAKER WILL face University economist
Don Grimes in the primary.

Baker said as a congressman he would fight
to raise the minimum wage to $5 an hour and to
restore the progressive income tax, which he
said "Reagan has done a lot to evade."
Progressive income tax is graduated according
to income rather than a fixed percentage of in-
"I'd like to see us have a candidate who will
not hesitate to challenge Pursell on these
issues," Baker said, and added that he would
like the United States to stop providing military
aid to support a dictatorship in El Salvador and
"let the country live in peace."

Baker, who must file to run in the primaries
by June 4th, has not made any definite plans,
but said he has received support for his
nomination. "I'm in no hurry to decide for cer-
tain, but I have not heard any good arguments
against it at this point," he said.
AN ECONOMICS doctoral candidate, Baker
said he is a qualified congressional candidate
because he has knowledge of U.S. foreign and
domestic policy.
"One thing that would make anyone feel
qualified is seeing Pursell once. He has no
knowledge on many issues," Baker said. He

added that he has given many issues "a lot of
thought" and is prepared to make a "greater
contribution than Pursell is prepared to
Baker said that his chances of winning the
Democratic nomination in the Conservative
Second Congressional District, which includes
Ann Arbor, Livonia, Plymouth, Jackson, are
"very remote" and "involve a lot of luck." He
thinks the campaign will, however, "bring
awareness to the district so two or four years
down the road a Democratic candidate could
run and win."See GRAD., Page 3

Israeli prof. recalls his-6 Day WE

Most people associate the late 1960's
with Vietnam protests, burning draft
cards, and long hair. But for Tel Aviv
University Prof. Ephriam Ya'ar, it
was a time of patriotic frustration.
While his fellow Israelis were
fighting the Six Day War in June of
1967, Ya'ar - a middle-aged man who


frustrated that they were here rather
than there."
As president of the University's
Israeli American Student Club, Ya'ar
received a telephone call from the
Israeli consulate urging him to keep
in contact with the small group of
Israeli students on campus after the
war broke out. "All of; use in principle
are in the Israeli reserve forces," he said.
Speaking with a Hebrew accent,
Ya'ar chooses his words carefully as
he describes one of the most
frustrating aspects of the 1967 war -
the restricted flow of news about the
events in the Mideast. "It was a very
serious feeling here that all the Arab
countries were going to attack, and
we didn't have any information
(about) how well the defense forces
were able to sustain such an attack,"
he recalls.
"I remember walking along the
Diag and I met some Arab .friends.
Some of them were laughing and
teasing, saying 'Well, what about the
famous Israeli courage? How come

you let...the Arab countries play
around with you, and you are doing
nothing about it?"' Ya'ar says. "And
then, of course, came the war."
Ya'ar wanted so badly to go back to
Israel for the war that he tried to trick
Israeli authorities. Thinking.that he
might be able to go back to Israel if the
authorities thought he was a doctor,
he called the Israeli consulate and
identified himself as Dr. Yachtman
Ya' ar.
The woman who answered the
telephone at the consulate, however,
must have known the trick - she
asked Ya'ar if he was an M.D. or a Ph.
"I said, unfortunately, a Ph. D., and
she said, 'We don't need Ph. D.s just
M.D.'s," Ya'ar remembers with a
slight laugh
ONLY two Israelis, who were both
physicians taking their residency at
the University, went back to Israel for
the war.
In retrospect, Ya'ar says that
among his most vivid memories of the

ir anxiety
university is the shift in the mood of
Arab and Israeli students as the war
progressed. At the outset of the war,
"there were no more than 15 or 40
Israeli students on campus and there
were probably ten or more times that
amount of Arab students, from all
Arab countries," he said.
At first, the Arab students seemed
confident that Isreal would lose the
war, Ya'ar explained. "During the
days before the war, Arab students
were always in large numbers on the
Diag, and whenever one of us walked
through, they were always teasing,
and saying 'Well, what happened?"'
WHEN Israel won the war,
however, the climate on the Diag
changed for Ya'ar. Fewer Arab
students frequented the Diag and he
no longer heard the teasing questions.
Although associations'with the war
in the Mideast dominate Ya'ar's
memories of Ann Arbor influences his
life in the Mideast.
"There was a strong sense of af-
See TEL AVIV, Page 2

is in the United States as a visiting
professor at the University of Califor-
nia in Riverside - was working
toward a Ph.D. in social psychology
here at the University. During that
time, Ya'ar longed to return to his
homeland to aid in the fighting.
"EVERYONE was prepared to go
back and help," said Ya'ar referring
to himself and other israeli students.
"There was a strong sense of
solidarity, and people were so

Daily Photo by DEAN RANDAZZO
Tel Aviv University Professor Ephriam Yachtman Ya'ar discusses his
experiences as an Israeli University of Michigan student during the '60s.

Hash Bash

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OBSTINANCE: Opinion looks at President
Reagan's refusal to negotiate with the

N ELEMENTARY school principal will hit
the roof because she challenged her students
to read. Sue Merritt dared 480 fifth and sixth
grade students at Curtis Elementary School
to r for 1 million minutesbetween Ot 1 .w98. nd

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