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The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 30, 1980-Page 3

Politicians cal
registration
unnecessary
step to war

By KEVIN TOTTIS
Draft registration is an unnecessary
step toward war was the message
pushed by two state legislators and one
U.S. congressional candidate last night.
State Sen. Edward Pierce (D-Ann
Arbor), State Rep. Perry Bullard (D-
,Ann Arbor), and U.S. Second
Congressional District Democratic
candidate Kathleen O'Reilly spoke at a
peace vigil on the steps of the Federal
Building sponsored by PIRGIM and the
Washtenaw Committee Against
Registration and the Draft (CARD).
"THE BASIC tragedy we will be ac-
cused of in the history books is that we
allowed ourselves ... to become so
paranoid ... that we would spend
billions and billions of dollars against
supposed attack," Pierce told a crowd
which grew to more than 80 listeners.
Bookstorfe
injunction
cmpliance
questioned
BY MITCH STUART
The compliance of the Danish News
Co., an adult bookstore located on N.
Fourth Ave., with an injunction barring
its sale of pornographic material was
still up in the air yesterday as em-
ployees appeared to be opening the door
to selected customers only.
A sign on the bookstore's door read
'closed" all day yesterday, but City
Councilman Ken Latta (D-First Ward)
said he saw a bookstore employee open
the door to admit an unidentified person
who had been examining the window
display.
CITY ATTORNEY Bruce Laidlaw
said, "I did send someone over (to
check compliance) but I didn't get a
report yet."
Danish News attorney William Swor
said the bookstore owner would comply
with the injunction issued by Circuit
Court Judge Henry Conlin. 'There was
some confusion yesterday over the
terms of the injunction," but that has
now been cleared up, he said.
Swor said an appeal would be filed
yesterday or today because "the court
had no authority (to rule in the case) for
several reasons, including confiscation
of property without due process of law.
Latta said he thinks the bookstore
will be forced to move, but added,
"there are probably enough flaws (in
the zoning ordinance) so that they may
b abet raloia0t' ,.

"Thatwilt be the black mark of this age
- if we live through it," Pierce said.
"Think peace, talk peace, and it
hopefully will spread," Pierce advised.
Pierce reminisced about Vietnam
summer 13 years ago when every
weekend he knocked on doors in Ann
Arbor in an effort to convince people
the U.S. did not belong in Vietnani.
THE 50-YEAR-old lawmaker also
stressed that Ann Arbor has always
been a center for peace movements,
and urged his audience not to let the ef-
fort stop here. "If I had to do this (Viet-
nam summer) over again, I'd take this
to Adrian, Livonia, or wherever," he
said. "If there was one-piece of advice I
could give, it is that your actions are
more needed where you came from,
rather than here."
Pierce also emphasized the impor-
tance of writing Sens. Carl Levin (D-
Detroit) and Donald Riegel (D-Flint) to
discourage support funding draft
registration when debate begins on
June 2.
Bullard echoed Pierce's sentiments.
"Registration is the first step in rein-
stituting the draft," he said.
BULLARD WARNED that a draft is
not needed to defendithe U.S. and if the
draft is instituted, the military will be
tempted to make unnecessary
maneuvers. Bullard said the draft "will
only be used for military opposition in
the Mideast, Southeast Asia, Africa,
and South America," and, as "we have
learned before, that opposition will be
used against the wishes of the people in
those areas."
"We run the risk that the U.S. will
trade its blood for oil, or minerals of
South Africa," he continued. "It is only
the peace movement that can stop
this."
"We're going in the John Wayne,
Reader's Digest-macho direction,
rather than using our wits... to avoid
war," O'Reilly said.
In a time of so much economic crisis,
when so many people are unemployed
and the country is in domestic turmoil,
she asked, "why debate the insanity of
registration?"
"We must strengthen ourselves
domestically, which is the best policy,"
the Democratic hopeful said.
O'Reilly also took the opportunity to
plug her own campaign by saying that
leadership is now needed that can bring
in "human dimensions."
She referred to registration as a
"lazy, intellectual cop-out way to drum
up our troops for war."
She concluded by saying the country
must be put on the track of humanistic
bsesa net itajy hystepia, -i

Ho ho ho!
The discoverer of the hidden burial site of the jolly green giant, a 10-year-old
Swiss boy, makes a sign of silence to an overzealous photographer anxious
to break the news to the world. Actually, the youngster was hiding behind a
"Thumb" of gold-bronze at an art exhibit.
Ability to taste foods
dii-mnishes withage,
nursing studies say
By JOYCE FRIEDEN from a health perspective, especially
A person's ability to taste the dif- for people with hypertension or heart
ference between sugar and salt declines trouble. In addition, if food doesn't taste
with age, but not to a significant degree, very good, older people may not eat
until after age 75, according to the enough to ensure a balanced diet."
results of recently-completed studies in Separate studies were conducted by
the School of Nursing. masters degree candidates in nursing
Charlotte Mistretta, professor of to determine the ability of the aged to
biology and faculty advisor for the two detect the presence of sugar and salt in
projects, said the possible effects of sugar-water and salt-water solutions.
changes in taste sensitivity on eating The sucrose sensitivity test involved 71
habits of the elderly was a major subjects; the salt sensitivity test, 76
reason for conducting the studies. subjects.
"IF OLDER people were unable to "In our studiEs we wanted to find out
taste salt, for example, then they would the 'taste threshhold' of the subjects,"
begin adding more salt to their food," Mistretta said. "We just asked the sub-
s e explained. "This, is ot, rysgo. , o , ee A c

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