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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, MI
PERMIT NO. 13
Vol. XCVI-- No. 132
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, April 14, 1986
Study reveals activism potential
By PHILIP LEVY
First of a two-part series
Student activism could return in force if the
Board of Regents passed the code of non-academic
conduct without student input, according to a sur-
vey of 235 University students.
The preliminary conclusions of the survey, con-
ducted by Political Science Prof. Sam Elder-
sveld's American Political Parties class, suggest
that the student activism that raged
1960s could easily return if three prerequisites are
" A single explosive issue, like the code, has to
" Students have to feel they can accomplish
something through their actions; and,
" Students' peers need to be involved in activism.
The survey showed that 25 percent of the 107
sophomores, 87 seniors, and 41 "campus leaders"
who were polled had been politically active off
campus. That figure is significant because it would
be "no more than 10 percent" for the average
citizens, Eldersveld said.
The 25 percent figure could increase
dramatically if the right conditions are met, the
survey showed. "There is more there than meets
the eye," said Eldersveld. "There is a lot of poten-
THE SURVEY belies recent pronouncements by
the media that student activism is gone for good.
LSA senior John McNabb, one of the students in
Eldersveld's class, said University students care
about national issues, especially when those issues
have a direct impact on them. If the United States
went to war with Nicaragua or if the draft were
reinstituted, for instance, activism would in-
Eldersveld added that the proposed student co-
de of non-academic conduct could become a major
issue if University President Harold Shapiro
pushed it through without student involvement. "On
See 'U,' Page 2
By KERY MURAKAMI
University President Harold
Shapiro said Friday he will not
recommend that the Board of Regents
change a bylaw that would allow jailed
South African activist Nelson Man-
dela to receive an honorary degree.
The bylaw prohibits the University
from granting the honor to those who
cannot accept them in person.
The regents will finalize their
choicesgof this year's honorary degree
recipients at their monthly meetings
Thursday and Friday.
MANDELA HAS been serving a
life sentence in a South African
prison since 1962 for his role in the
South African revolutionary group,
the African National Congress. Man-
dela is seen as the symbolic leader of
the anti-apartheid movement in
Although the regents do not need the
recommendation of the President to
act, it is unlikely that the board will
change the bylaw without Shapiro's
support. None of the regents contacted
yesterday would comment on the
Shapiro has been out of town and
was unavailable for comment yester-
day. But according to Jean Berkley,
executive secretary to the vice
president for state relations, she
relayed a message from Shapiro to a
group of students who support Man-
dela's nomination for the degree. The
students, mainly from the Free South
Africa Coordinating Committee have
been going to Shapiro's office every
day in support of Mandela.
In addition to saying that he will not
recommend the bylaw change,
Shapiro said he has no plans for
calling together the honorary degrees
committee to reconsider Mandela.
THE COMMITTEE had discussed
Mandela's nomination by Tom Holt,
See HONOR, Page 3
Vandals attempt to
By LISA DRESNER
The anti-apartheid shanty
Diag was vandalized again ye
in two separate incidents, bu
quickly restored by member
Free South Africa Coor
A housing security officerr
the first attack early yesterd
Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
Graduate student Hector Delgado, a member of the Free South Africa Coordinating Committee, repairs the
shanty on the diag after it was attacked, last week. Two similar attacks occurred yesterday.
By DOV COHEN
Judith Martin is out to save the
world from the new rudeness.
Speaking to an audience of 150 rapt
listeners at Rackham Auditorium,
Martin-better known as Miss Man-
Wers-lamented "the sweet young
things who scream at you for calling
them Miss instead of Ms. or Dr., or
Kimberly" and "the dignified elderly
gentlemen who announce they will
spit in the eye of everyone who wishes
them a good day."
Citing Norman Mailer's remark
that the world is becoming
progressively ruder, she said, "The
world is too rude for Norman Mailer.
I t's time to do something about it."
MARTIN DENOUNCED the phony
intimacy she sees in our society. "If
we take the same styles with close
friends as we do for the salesman who
dials us on his computer, what is in-
timacy?" she asked.
She recalled a conversation she had
with Leo Buschalia. Buschalia, who she
calls "the huggy man," told her about
the time he saw her in an elevator but
did not go up and hug her.
He thought that she, as an etiquette
expert, would think it rude. Imagine,
she said, "a lady who wouldn't em-
brace a total stranger in an elevator."
"The rock bottom definition of a
lady," she said, "is one who gets to
choose who fondles her and who
Martin says parents teach their
children to be rude. "Teaching a child
manners has the bad reputation of
being artificial," she said. "Parents
tell their children, 'just be yourself,
people will love you.
"AND THERE they are: they're
wonderful and lovable, and them-
selves, and they're chewing with their
mouths open, and people don't love
them as much as they should."
Manners are being sacrificed for
the sake of making a social statement,
Martin said. The modern way to tell
someone not to smoke in your presen-
ce is to say, "Look, I don't care if you
want to kill yourself, but you won't
pollute my air."
The biggest evidence of the break-
down of manners is the demise of the
family dinner, she said. "We have no
time for the family dinner-which is
the cornerstone of civilized life. We're
too busy watching our video tapes,
and running around the park, until it's
time to tell our therapist how
meaningless our life is."
"I believe the new term is grazing,
where one stands in front of the
refrigerator while it's ticking," she
AFTER HER hour and a half
speech, Martin answered questions
for audience members needing
ning, according to security in-
vestigator Gary Hill. The housing of-
on the ficer has been told by an unidentified
esterday passer-by that two men were lighting
it it was a piece of paper on top of the shanty.
rs of the The housing officer and a campus
dinating security officer found two men sitting
on the roof of the shanty, but there
reported was no evidence of damage to the
lay mor- See SHANTY, Page 3
By AMY MINDELL
Many marchers who planned to
journey from Los Angeles to
Washington as a part of the Great
Peace March have abandoned the
effort in the past month and a half, but
a core of people, including University
student Marjorie Winkelman, appear
dedicated to the fight for full nuclear
disarmament and continue to hike
The remaining marchers are trying
to spread the word through newslet-
tters .that their effort is not dying.
About half of the original group of 950
remains, but they are plagued by
Only three days into the trek last
March PRO-Peace, the group spon-
soring the Great Peace March, folded
under economic strain. March
organizers hoped to draw 5,000
demonstrators for the hike to inspire
global nuclear disarmament.
Winkelman and about 450 other
marchers hiked out of Las Vegas
yesterday toward their next check
point, St. George, Utah. The marchers
AE KIM' are about two weeks behind schedule,
and Winkelman said that though
many feel "antsy," the marchers are
Grand slowly getting used to communal
v held living and realizing "if you want
something done, you'll have to do it
Student video group fails to air show
By MIKE AVOLIO
&A television program produced by University students
that was to be broadcast this term will not make the local
airwaves. "Jampacked," a weekly half-hour show, would
have been broadcast over Ann Arbor Community Access
cable Channel 9, but problems between the cable company
and the student production group, Michigan Productions,
will keep the program out of prime time.
The program was designed to present human interest
and feature stories on the University and the surrounding
THE GROUP shot footage for approximately two shows
. at may not be aired, said producer Dave Pascal, an LSA
According to Ann Arbor Community Access coordinator
Martha Schmidt, the recent re-organization of the local
cable broadcaster forced her to cut back on studio
training sessions. Community Access requires that a
producer and crw attend this orientation in order to reser-
ve studio time.
One one member of the group, Pascal,attended a session.
Pascal and director Lillian Hayes, an LSA junior, said
they thought Michigan Productions had a verbal
agreement with Schmidt for studio time.
"I UNDERSTAND Martha's position, but she led us to
See STUDENT, Page 3
Daily Photo by J
"Warrior veteran" Frank Bush of the Potawatami tribe awaits the C
Entry, a ceremony beginning the 14th annual Ann Arbor Pow Wow
last weekend. See story, Page 3.
"It was the only choice for a thinking man," he later
wrote in his autobiography, To Be or Not to Be. Show
up at Hill Auditorium at 10 this morning to see the man
in action. Admission to the performance is free, but
donations are encouraged.
took the request seriously and wrote the bill which the
Senate Resources Committee introduced Thursday.
What kind of resume can the woolly mammoth offer for
the post? "The woolly mammoth was a magnificent
animal standing over 14 feet high at the shoulder with
reddish brown musk ox-type guard hairs over soft un-
HONORARY DEGREE: Opinion recommends
Nelson Mandela. See Page 4.
SPRINGY: Arts reviews dance concert. See