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Vol. XCVI- No.40

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 29, 1986

Ten Pages

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By STEPHEN GREGORY
Several students criticized the
Michigan Student Assembly last
night for its sponsorship of a recent
forum that the students said
onstituted a political endorsement
of state Rep. Perry Bullard and state
Sen. Lana Pollack.
MSA members have said the
forum, held last Thursday on the
Diag, was an apolitical effort to
thank Pollack (D-Ann Arbor) and
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) for their
support for funding higher
education.
LSA SENIOR Seth Klukoff,
Editor in Chief of the Michigan
Review, said at last night's MSA
meeting that he did not think the
forum "represented the interest of
the students because there are,
believe it or not, students on this
campus that support" U.S. Rep. - I
Carl Pursell (R-Ann Arbor).
Klukoff, who serves as campus
coordinator for the Pursell
campaign, said his complaints are
"not on biased political grounds at
alljust on general fairness."
He criticized the assembly for
failing to invite Pursell to the
forum, saying Pursell has initiated y
legislation for higher education.
Klukoff added that Pollack has "not
initiated any higher education ,
legislation since she's been in the
Senate."
MICHAEL Margolis, chair of
the assembly's External Relations ....R
Committe, disagreed with Klukoff. .P YPET
He said Pollack has been Chippewa Chief
"influential" in gaining funds for Chief Little Elk beats a drum to give thanks to the Great Spirit. Th
the University's new chemistry year-old Indian from Saginaw spoke last night in South Quad's Amba
See STUDENTS, Page 3 na Lounge. See story on page three.
.Rep. helps Hispanic students
overcome cultural obstacles

Author

speaks
issues

on

U.S.

Vonnegut excites Hill audience

By MELISSA BIRKS
Hill Auditorium was alive last
night when author Kurt Vonnegut
spoke about politics,, censorship,
and writing. The auditorium echoed
with applause when Vonngut
expressed his views on President
Reagan: "Why it seems that people
at the University, where
information is so important, admire
a man as ignorant as Reagan, I
can't imagine. But they do."
Vonnegut has a mop of curly
brown hair, dusted with gray, and a
furry mustache that twitched when
he smiled. He spoke slowly, but
low-key energy was evident when
he leaned toward his audience across
the podium. At the end of his hour
and a half lecture, he left the
podium to stand in front of the
audience, wave the microphone, and

get a few laughs.
ACCORDING to Vonnegut,
the greatness of Western
Civilization lies in the "magic" that
is within the pages of great
literature.
That's high praise coming from
an author who uses culture as a
villain in all of his books, many of
which have been banned in
American cities. His 1969 novel,
Slaughterhouse 5, was frequently
banned. Its main character, Billy
Pilgrim, lives through the
American bombing of the German
city of Dresden in World War II, as
Vonnegut did.
In his speech last night,
Vonnegut called people who sell
and use military weapons
"merchants of death."
See AUTHOR, Page 5'

Vonnegut
-rails against militarism

ROSS
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'U' analyzes S. Africa pullouts
By KATY GOLD said Norm Herbert, the University's chief investment
Several American companies have recently officer.
announced plans to pull out of South Africa, but it is "I DON'T know that we've got enough
unclear whether this will affect University holdings information as yet," he said. "It's still not clear what
there, University officials say. their level of ownership difference and involvment in
South Africa really is." He said it is difficult to tell
The University currently has investments in four how completely IBM and'GM intend to withdraw from
companies which do business in South Africa: South Africa.
International Business Machines, General Motors, Dow "It looks as though the firms may continue to sell
Chemical, and Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. their products there," he said. "Any company doing
Last week, IBM and GM said they plan to pull out of business in South Africa is not an eligible
South Africa, but the University cannot buy more consideration for us."
stocks in these companies until they officially divest, See 'U', Page 3
Prof. measures
segregration
_ Study says blacks
v- most ioated race

By EUGENE PAK
When Rosa Lopez, a first-generation Puerto Rican,
graduated from high school in 1973, she had to
overcome financial and cultural obstacles in order to go
on to college. She attributes much of her success to the
support of guidance counselors and student groups.
Now she can return the favor.
In her new role as the Hispanic Students
Representative at Minority Student Services, Lopez
will be in charge of coordinating cultural programs and
providing counseling for Hispanic students.
SHE REPLACES the last Hispanic
representative, Victor Torres, who resigned to attend
the University Law School.

Like many minority students, Lopez has had to
forge through numerous financial and cultural obstacles
to get where she is today. Despite her background,
however, she still found that her first few weeks at the
University were hectic.
Lopez came to the University just two days after
receiving her masters degree in College Student
Personnel. As soon as she arrived, she began preparing
for Hispanic Heritage Celebration week, as well as
establishing contacts with Hispanic student groups.
She said Hispanic students at the University are
"very motivated and very articulate. I haven't seen as
active a group as them anywhere else. Many know
See LOPEZ, Page 5

Lopez
... new Hispanic student rep

Students campaign

for Bake~r

By PETER MOONEY
A majority of the nearly 1,000
volunteers working for Democrat
Dean Baker's Congressional
campaign are students, but the
Electionm
P '86
leader of Baker's opponent's
campus campaign says most
students don't support the
economics graduate student.
Despite the masses of Baker
supporters and the high visibility of
the Baker campaign, Seth Klukoff,
campus coordinator for incumbent
Congresman Carl Pursell (R-

Mich.), insists that a majority of
students don't support Baker.
"A VOCAL minority of
radicals or liberals would support
Dean Baker," said Klukoff, an LSA
junior and Editor in Chief of the
Michigan Review.'
Mark Weisbrot, Baker's
campaign manager, flatly
contradicts Klukoff's assertion.
"We'll see on election day that
students will vote overwhelmingly
for Baker," he predicted. Baker upset
University economist Don Grimes
in the Second District Democratic
primary in August, and his
campaign is now relying heavily on
student support.
Klukoff says there are about 30
active Pursell volunteers on
campus. He said there are so few
Pursell volunteers because "more

conservative students are involved
in the (Dale) Apley and (Vic) Holtz
campaigns. A lot of people think
you don't have to work in the
Pursell camapign because many
people assume he will win." Apley
and Holtz are running for the state
Senate and House of
Representatives.
WHEREAS the Pursell student
volunteers have focused on
dropping literature around campus,
Baker volunteers have concentrated
on extensive door-to-door
canvassing.
Baker canvassers go to Ann
Arbor, Plymouth, Jackson, and
Livonia between two and three
hours a night, usually once a week.
They aren't paid, but they get pizza

before going out into the
communities. And although with
the end of Daylight Savings Time
the daylight is ending earlier, Baker
volunteer coordinator Liz Gottleib
says the safety of the canvassers is
provided for. "We make sure no
female goes out by herself," she
said.
Jeani Besanceney, an LSA junior,
says she was motivated to canvass
because "I just got so upset about
what the U.S. is doing in Central
America." Besanceney, a member of
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, says
she hopes to get more Greeks to
work on the campaign in the last
week. "Because this is a historical
campaign, it would nice to get
more Greeks involved."

By STEVE BLONDER
Black Americans have made
progress in voting rights, housing,
and education, but remain far more
segregated from the rest of society
than Asian and Hispanic minorities,
according to a study conducted by
University Sociology Prof:
Reynolds Farley.
Farley found black residential
segregation to be most prevalent in
Detroit and Chicago, followed by
New York and Los Angeles.
Washington D.C. has the nation's
highest integration rate, said the
study, which was released yesterday
by the University's Population
Studies Center.
LSA SENIOR Brenda
Jennings, a member of the local
chapter of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People, says segregation exists at
the University too. She says this is
not due to overt racism, but rather
is institutionalized.
"It all starts with the school
systems. For the most part, blacks
go to schools which are inferior to
the schools whites go to," she said.
"As a result, the University does
not go and actively recruit at the

black schools and is therefore
discriminatory."
"When blacks do get here, we
have so many problems and it helps
us to be with other black students.
We can relate to one another. That
is why one tends to see black
students in groups together
segregated from white students,"
she said.
ACCORDING to Aldon
Morris, an assistant professor of
sociology, segregation at the
University relates to both class and
economic issues.
"In many ways, the University
is predominantly upper-middle class
and white," he said. "People at the
University are not likely to interact
with black people-which means
they are parochial and narrow.
They only want to rub shoulders
with people who have had the same
experiences that they have. This is
not the way that education takes
place. "
"It is very much related to
economics," he said. "The Burns
Park area, a liberal section of Ann
Arbor consisting mostly of
University professors, is highly
segregated."

TODAY
This little piggy...

should be considered safe and effective. Critics
have argued that patients risk losing a toe besides
the destroyed thumb if the operation fails, but
there has been a high success rate for the
operation. It has restored the ability of patients to
grasp objects, tie shoes, pop champaign corks, and

education to date has been acquired on the Las
Vegas Strip." This show is from the same station
that brought you Joanie loves Chachi, Donny and
Marie, and Battle of the Network Stars. The plot
centers around an "unlikely alliance" between
Minerva, who lives in a casino, and Dexter

INSIDE
METS VICTORY: Opinion congratulates both
teams for an exciting World Series. See
Page 4.
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