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Demonstrators protest
annual Nazi rally at A2
Federal Building

by Julie Foster
* Although the Neo-Nazi group
S.S. Action did not show up at the
Ann Arbor Federal Building for their
usual recruitment rally on Saturday,
a group of about 50 protestors met
at the site to demonstrate against the
expected rally.
S.S. Action, based in Taylor,
Michigan, has held rallies at the fed-
eqal building on the third Saturday of
March since 1982. Previously, the
Nazis have applied for a rally permit
from the Ann Arbor police, but they
did not apply for one this year.
A large number of the counter-
demonstrators who gathered on Sat-
urday, were members of The Com-
mittee to Oppose the Nazis, which
played a large role in organizing the
During the rally many people car-
ried picket signs and shouted chants
such as, "Hitler rose, Hitler fell,
Nazi scum go to hell!" and "Gay,
Straight, Black, white,"same strug-
gle, same fight." -
There was an open microphone
pplicy and representatives from vari-
ous groups were encouraged to ex-
press their opinions. A few spoke
out against fascism. "Fascism is
anti-abortion, fascism is anti-every-

thing. They oppress women and we
cannot have that," said LSA senior
Tracy Duncan.
The counter-demonstrators em-
phasized the importance of resisting
the Nazis and forming larger rallies
in the future. "The fascists are real,
and it's our job to drive them away,"
'The fascists are real, and
it's our job to drive them
-A demonstrator at
the anti-Nazi rally
said a Revolutionary Workers
League member who wished to re-
main anonymous for fear of her
After a suspicious-looking van
had driven by the rally several times,
the counter-demonstrators noticed
that several police vehicles were
parked in front of Ann Arbor Com-
munity High School.
One of counter-demonstrators said
a police officer told her the police

were holding a training session at
the high school.
However, the counter-demonstra-
tors believed they gathering to escort
the Nazis over to the federal building
and moved their march to the High
But after rallying there for ap-
proximately one half hour, it became
evident that the Nazis were not go-
ing to appear.
"It's because of what we've done
in past years that the Nazis are not
here today," said LSA senior
Kathryn Dupree.
Since the Nazi group did not ap-
pear at their annual rally, they were
unable to be reached for comment.
Although the Nazis did not ap-
pear at last year's rally either, about
150 counter-protestors did show up.
A white van, characteristic of the
Nazis, was seen circling the block
several times.
Ann Arbor resident Paul Henry, a
counter-demonstrator, said the Nazis
told the police they did not show up
at last years rally because they "saw
the crowd of demonstrators and de-
cided to work on their newsletter."


Anti-Nazi demonstrators picket in front of the Federal Building Saturday. The Nazi group never appeared for
their demonstration.

In 1988, about 2000 people rocks and bottles at them, breaking
gathered to protest a rally held by several windows of the Federal
about 30 Nazis. The crowd threw Building. The Ann Arbor Police

used physical force on some of the'
counter-demonstrators and arrested
several of them.

,Measels epidemic not evident on

by Joanna Broder
Daily Health Issues Reporter
Although there has been a dra-
nitic increase in the number of re-
ported cases of rubeola and hard
measels nation-wide and in Michi-
gan, the trend has not been paralleled
aceither the University or at Michi-
#$an State University.
In the last two and a half months
there have been 255 officially re-
ported cases of rubeola or Hard
measels in Michigan, with another
25 cases under investigation, said
Steve Weems, a public health advi-
sor with the Immunization Section
of the Michigan Department of Pub-
lie Health (MDPH).
These 255 cases make up ap-

proximately 71 percent of the total
359 cases reported in Michigan dur-
ing1989. Weems said information he
received from the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) in Atlanta also indi-
cated a national increase in the in-
stances of rubeola.
Although there have been seven
diagnoses of rubeola at Ferris State
University in Big Rapids, Michigan,
there have been no documented cases
of rubeola at either the University or
MSU, said Dr. Caesar Briefer, Direc-
tor of Student Health Services.
Briefer said because rubeola is
highly contagious he considers one
case an outbreak. He explained "our,
concern is greater in a community
like a college or University because

we have a large number of people
living together in fairly close quar-

tain percentage of students may not
have been appropriately vaccinated."
CDC recommends that in order to
adequately defend against measels,

'Our concern is greater in a community like a
college or University because we have a
large number of people living together in
fairly close quarters.'
- Caesar Briefer,
Director of Student
Health Services

of the disease) should have either had
two doses at least two months apart
or a confirmed case of measels,
Briefer said.
Briefer said the rationale behind
the second shot was that a percentage
(perhaps as high as 10%) of individ-
uals who received vaccines under ap-
propriate conditions still developed
measels. It is probable that most
college students have not had a sec-
ond dose of the vaccine.
Briefer said, however, "in most
cases one (shot) is probably
enough," adding the percentage of
vaccine failure may be based on the
notion that a percentage of people
have immune systems that will fail
to produce anti-bodies after immu-

nization regardless.
A high fever, cough, inflamma-
tion of the eyes and a rash, appear-
ing on the face after about three
days, characterize rubeola.
Health Services does not have an
unlimited supply of materials for
vaccinations. Briefer explained that
due to the high cost of the immu-
nization, the state public health de-
partment will only provide Health
Services with additional vaccinations
if there is an outbreak.
Students can receive immuniza-
tions from Health Services until'
their supply runs out. Free vaccina-
tions are also available at the
County Service Center Building and
the Social Services Building.

Briefer said although it is likely
that the majority of University stu-
dents have received sufficient
measels vaccinations, he said "a cer-

individuals born after1956 (before
this date exposure to measels was so
commonplace that everyone is con-
sidered immune through acquisition

What's happening in Ann Arbor today


Rep. Bullard visits

'U' residence halls

Meetings Lana Pollack --- a discussion or
UM Taekwondo Club - poverty from 4-5 p.m. in the
beginners welcome 7-8:30 p.m. Union Ballroom
2275 CCRB
UM Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Furthermore
Club - beginners welcome 7:30-F
8:30p~m.in he CRB sallFree Tutoring - for all lowei
8:30 p.m. in the CCRB small level science and engineering
gym cuss -0pm nU~ m
Asian American Association - courses; 8-10 p.m. in UGLi Rm
general meeting and sexuality S-7e
workshop at 7 p.m. in the Trotter Safewalk - the night-time safety
House walking service is available from
Student Initiative --- meeting 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in UGLi Rm.
to discuss activity on campus at 7 102 or call 936-1000
tp.m. in the Union Crofoot Room Northwalk - the north-campus
mnight-time walking service is
available from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
in Bursley 2333 or call 763-
ECB Peer Writing Tutors -
Speakers peer writing tutors available for
"Hollywood: Yesterday, help on papers 7-11 p.m. in the
Today and Tomorrow" --- Angell/Haven and Church St.
Douglas Gomery speaks at 7:30 computing centers
p.m. in Assembly Hall of Free Tax Help --- tax assistance
Rackham 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the 4th Floor of
"New Molecular Routes to the Union
Inorganic Extended Solids" -- Middle East Perspective --- a
- Laaura Hoistad speaks at 4 p'.m. show at 6:30 p.m. on WCBN
in Room 1640 Chemistry Bldg. (88.3)
"From Dogmatism to Career Planning and
Tolerance: The Soviet Union Placement --- international
and Eastern Europe" --- students: practical training &
Kenneth Jowitt speaks at 8 p.m. employment information 3:10-5
in the 4th Floor Rackham p.m. 104 Dow; summer job
Amphitheater search 4:10-5 p.m. CP&P
"The Two Nicholases and the Conference Room
Sion Treasure" --- R. Martin SEVENTEEN/General
Harrison speaks in the Rackham Motors National Concerto
East Conference Room Competition --- the final round
"Reasoning About Hidden of the competition will be held at
Mechanisms" --- Richard J. a performance at 8 p.m. at Hill
Doyle speaks at 4 p.m. in EECS Auditorium
1500 Composers Forum --- students
"Stories in Pictures: The in the Composition Department
Aesthetics of Contingency" --- will present new works at 8 p.m.
Karl Kroeber speaks at 4 p.m. in in the School of Music Recital
the West Conference Room of Hall (1100 Baits Dr.)


by Christine Kloostra
Daily Government Writer
Last night's NCAA tournaments
proved more enticing for Bursley res-
idents than an opportunity to speak
with a state legislator.
Those few students willing to
sacrifice an hour of basketball were
rewarded by an informal conversation
with State Representative Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor). Bullard has
visited four residence halls since
Thursday, including appearances at
Bursley and South Quad last night.
"Most students spend their first
year at the University in a residence
hall. This gives me a chance to meet
the incoming constituency and find

out what issues they're thinking
about," Bullard said.
However, Bullard was slightly
dismayed by the low attendance last
night. He pointed out that while stu-
dents in Eastern Europe are eager for
democracy, American students fail to
participate in the democratic process.
Bullard and the students at Burs-
ley discussed a wide range of issues,
including the homeless crisis,
Japanese technological advancements
and a nationalized health insurance
The majority of the conversation
focused on what Bullard said is a
need for advocacy and activism, par-
ticularly concerning the homeless

Bullard, a strong advocate of so-
cial activism, condemned the Reagan
era, calling it a "tragedy" that re-
sulted in a "retreat from social re-
sponsibility and community values."
Peter Nicolas, an LSA sopho-
more, said he attended the discussion
"to learn more about (Bullard) and
find out the democratic party's posi-
tion on the homeless problem." Ni-
colas is the organizer of the ongoing
aluminum can drive at Bursley.
Funds from the drive are donated to
the Ann Arbor homeless shelters.
Bullard also discussed the Univer-
sity's position in state funding and
the role he plays as an advocate for

the University.
"I suppose the University is get-;
ting as much as we can get," Bullard
said. However, he said he opposes
reallocating funds from other univer-
sities, saying that the legislature
needs to increase funding for higher
education as a whole. The Michigan,
legislature is currently in the process
of appropriating money for fiscal-
year 1991.
Bullard cited racial problems and
the high out-of-state enrollment at
the University as reasons for the ero
sion of legislative support in the

Prof. says women must resist sexism

by Julie Foster
Women and girls need to work
together in order to form a unified
resistance against sexism in society,
said Carol Gilligan, a professor at
Harvard University, to an audience of
about 300 at Rackham auditorium
Friday afternoon.
Gilligan, who earned her PhD at
Harvard University, has written sev-
eral essays and "In a Different
Voice," a book about women's
struggles. She is also a leader in the
field of comparative psychology.
Using many examples from his-
tory and literature to show how
women behaved in the past and how
they perceive their future, Gilligan
spoke about several young women
she has studied and used their com-
ments to illustrate her points.
According to Gilligan, women in
the past were "looked at but not
seen, heard but not listened to." She
used an example from Greek litera-
ture of women of Athens in Sparta
who wanted the men to give up war.

and to express it freely, Gilligan
said, "Adultery of the brain is far
more deadly than adultery of the
In Gilligan's study of a girl
named Anna, she discovered that at
age 11, Anna said "I don't know" 25
times in one hour interviews. At age
12 and 13, this number increased to
58 and by age 14 she was saying "I
don't know" 128 times.
"Girls are encouraged not to
speak, at least in public, about their
knowledge," she said noting that
they lose confidence in their knowl-
edge at around age 11 or 12.
"There is an encouragement for
girls not to get mad, or even
worse... outburst," Gilligan said.
"Fighting is what makes relation-
ships last, but also carries the danger
of breaking them apart." She said
girls need to learn how to handle that
danger and fight effectively.
The answer lies in women and
girls teaching and learning from each

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