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Ninety-eight years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCVIII, No. 33 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, October 26, 1987 Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily



behind racist

Last Thursday night an unknown
vandal or group of vandals scrawled
racist graffitti on a mirror and stop-
ped up toilets with human defecation
and toilet paper in a fourth-floor East
Engineering building bathroom.
Mary Clark, a Black University
maintenance worker who cleans part
of the building's fourth floor in-
cluding the bathroom, said the
remark, "Funky Black Bitch," and
the clogging of the toilets were
directed at her and claimed the Uni-
versity Building Service's manage-
ment was behind the action.
"I believe management had it
done to see how far they could go
with me," Clark said.
Linda Bowling, a Building Ser-
vice area manager, said in response,
"Management -is not trying to drive
Mary Clark from her job."
Other Building Service officials
yesterday either could not be reached
or would not comment on the in-
Judy Craft, Clark's co-worker
who works on the building's third
floor, agrees the remark was directed
at Clark, the only Black female who
works on the fourth floor.
Wendy Powell, a University per-
sonnel representative, said the
incident "would be looked into" but
gave no specifics as to what would
Clark, a member of the union
which represents University main-
tenance workers - American
Federation of State, City, and
Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
- said management officials spon-
sored the incident to intimidate her
into leaving her job.
As well as working for the Uni-
versity, Clark represents AFSCME
as a district steward, a union member
who catalogues grievances workers
file against management. Clark be-
lieves it is because of her union

affiliation that Building Service
officials want her out.
A union official, who spoke on
the condition of anonymity, said,
"There is harassment of stewards
going on, and it's been overdone..."
He also said he believed management
officials were instigating the
Mary Spencer, who was chief
union steward for central and north
campuses two years ago, said she
left her job because supervisors were
'Management is not trying
to drive Mary Clark from
her job.'
-Linda Bowling
Building Services
area manager
harassing her. She also said she
believes Building Service manage-
ment ordered them to do it. "There's
no doubt about it," she said.
Spencer said her supervisor,
whom she refused to name, would
attempt to make her look bad in
front of her co-workers, deny her
vacation days, and lie to co-workers
about her. Spencer said that when
she accused her supervisor of harass-
ment, he said "I'm just doing what
I'm supposed to be doing."~
Spencer served as chief steward
for about a month before she left.
Clark has been district steward
since Sept. 23, but she said the
harassment started after she accepted
the nomination to become steward
on Aug. 15.
Clark said the harrasment has
involved being forced to perform
extra work. She said on Sept. 2,
School of Educatidn Building
Supervisor Mike Baits took Clark
and other maintenance workers from
East Engineering to the School of
See WORKER, Page 5

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Indiana flanker Ernie Jones indicates his team's status in the Big Ten in front of a wake of fallen Wolverines. His touchdown reception
gave the Hoosiers a 7-0 first quarter lead.

Indiana sinks



Hoosiers demolish Wolverines' Rose Bowl hopes

Special to the Daily
BLOOMINGTON - Remember 1984?
Michigan continued its 1987 misadventure
Saturday, dropping a 14-10 decision to Indiana
at rain-drenched Memorial Stadium in
The Hoosiers stand alone atop the. Big Ten
standings with a 4-0 record (6-1 overall), well
within shouting distance of Pasadena. The
Wolverines (4-3, 2-2) are likely out of the
running for a New Year's Day bowl.
The victory completed Indiana's sweep of
Michigan and Ohio State. The Hoosiers defeated
the Buckeyes for the first time since 1951 on
Oct. 10, and Saturday's win was their first over
Michigan since 1967.
This time turnovers didn't do the Wolverines
in as they had in losses to Notre Dame and
Michigan State. In fact, Indiana lost a fumble
and had two passes intercepted while Michigan
had only one pass picked off.

The statistics also favored the Wolverines in
total yards, 300-190, time of possession,
34:27-25:33, and first downs, 19-15. But like
their other two losses, the statistics reveal that
the Wolverines played well for only part of the
"We played a miserable second half,"
Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler said,
"We played poorly. That was the story of the
game. Our performance was terrible -
The Wolverines held a 10-7 halftime edge
and started the third quarter at their own 47-yard
line, following an Indiana personal foul penalty
and a 21-yard kickoff return by Jamie Morris.
Five rushes and another Hoosier personal
foul later, Michigan had the ball second and
seven at the Indiana 24-yard line. But a holding
penalty moved the Wolverines back 10 yards
and Mike Gillette's 52-yard field goal attempt
into a stiff wind fell short.
The Hoosiers then took over and marched 65

yards on 17 plays for the winning score. The
touchdown was the first points that Michigan
had allowed in the third quarter since the Notre
Dame game.
"We gathered ourselves at halftime," Indiana
head coach Bill Mallory said. "We just said we
have to perform better. We came back strong in
the second half."
After the touchdown, 2:38 remained in the
third quarter but Michigan couldn't get inside
the Indiana 31 for the remainder of the contest,
as the wind, rain, and Indiana defense grew more
Two crucial pass interference calls on third
and long aided the Hoosier drive. The first came
on third and eight at the Indiana 37. The 15-yard
penalty moved the ball to the Michigan 48,. The
second one occurred on third and 10 from the
Michigan 29, moving the ball to the Michigan
See INDIANA, Page 11

Rape awareness week
activities begin, today

Blanchard "
f ,
d ,
Governor James Blanchard ad-
dressed faculty, staff, students, and
members of industry atoe n
of the College of Engineering's new
Solid State Electronics Laboratory on ym
More than 200 people filledthe
atrium of the Electrical Engineering'
and Computer Science building on4
North Campus while another 100
looked on from overhead walkways
during the dedication of the recently
completed laboratory.
In his speech Blanchard said thep
laboratory was a "tangible example.
of the Michigan of the future. We are
becoming the hub of industrial and
technological change."
Engineering college faculty said

new year
Indian students celebrated their
new year, Diwali, with a pageant in
East Quad's auditorium Saturday
The holiday is much like Christ-
mas or Hannuka, said Darshan Vyas,
president of the Indian American
Student Organization.
The IASA sponsored a program
of traditional dances, songs, and food
for the evening. "It's a way to
preserve our culture and get to know
people within our culture," said
Mona Sharma, vice president of the
The show started with a solo
"Puga" dance by Tina Makim, an
T .A eninr mwn ho been learning

The University's third annual
Sexual Assault Awareness Week be-
gins today with numerous activities
to raise campus consciousness about
The Sexual Assault Prevention
and' Awareness Center (SAPAC) is
sponsoring the week's program,
which will feature a different theme
each day.
"This is a really exciting event
because all of the activities are plan-
ned by students and volunteers," said
SAPAC Director Julie Steiner.
Today is "Acquaintance Rape
Day." A workshop on date and ac-
quaintance rape will examine the
causes of such assaults and preven-
tion strategies for both men and
Tuesday is "Fighting Back and
Self Defense Day." Volunteers will
perform a self defense demonstration
on the Diag at noon and a film and
discussion session will follow at
East Quad at 4:30.
Steiner said the film offers a new
and different perspective on self
defense. "We want people to know
that fighting back and self defense
isn't just karate. It's confrontation
and assertiveness, along with
physical defense techniques," she
Also, Steiner said a self defense
workshop at 7:30 in South Quad
will teach women defense tech-
niques, as well as physical strategies

will include issues that perpetuate a
"rape culture" - societal influences
that encourage violence against
women - like sexism in
advertising, beauty pageants, and
At 4:30, four men from the
campus community will talk about
their commitments and experiences
woirking to end violence against wo-
men. The day will conclude with a
"men only" workshop at which men
will discuss their changing roles and
their responsibility to end violence
against women.
Thursday is "Survivors of Assault
Day." First, a noon discussion in the
Michigan Union will teach friends
how to support a survivor and "what
to say" when a friend has been raped.
The Survivor Speak Out on sex-
ual assault and harassment at 8 p.m.
in the Michigan Union will high-
light the week's activities. Anyone
wishing to speak is welcome
DJ Mark Scott at WWJ should be
dismissed for supporting racist
comments over the air.
See OPINION, Page 4
Beatnik troubadour Tom Waits
plays the first of his two Ann
Arbor shows.
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