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The Michigan Daily

Vol. XCIII, No. 3-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, May 10, 1983

Ten Cents Sixteen Pages

Detroit
rally
protests
beating
death
By HALLE CZECHOWSKI
Special to the Daily
DETROIT-More than 800 people
gathered in Detroit's Kennedy Square
yesterday to protest the lenient senten-
ces given to two men who admitted to
beating a Chinese-American man to
death with a baseball bat last year.
The rally, which drew more than 80
supporters from Ann Arbor, was
triggered by the manslaughter senten-
ces given to Ronald Ebens and his step-
son, Michael Nitz, who killed Vincent
Chen in a fight last June. Some wit-
nesses say the fight was racially David Norden, the head of the Under
motivated. the UGLi was built 27 years ago. The
PROTESTORS ALSO demonstrated
in New York yesterday, and groups
issued statements of solidarity in U n d erg
charged with second degree murder,
but pleaded guilty to manslaughter
after the charges were reducedthrough
They were each fined $3,780 and sen- to u d
tenced to three years' probation last
March by Wayne County Circuit Court By KAREN TENS
Judge Charles Kaufman.
THE RALLY, sponsored by the When the rush of students returns
American Citizens for Justice, a newly- dergraduate Library won't be ugly anyt
formed group from Detroit included After 27 years of being the butt o
speakers from Asian-American building will soon be a place where stud
organizations, civil rights groups, and joy studying.
local politicians. TO REMEDY the shortage of study
"I want justice for my son Vincent," campus, the Regents approved a $50
said Chin's mother, Lily Chin, thanking refurbish the interior of the undergradu
the supporters their help. The renovations include:
See RALLY, Page 2 " 300 additional seats;
The arms race:
From the Associated Press deterrence, threatens to finally outrun
First of a three-part series man's grasp:
" In the past decade, a time of sup-
Today, two generations into the age posed arms limitation, multiple
of nuclear warfare, the specter of a warheads have sprouted atop nuclear
Soviet "first strike," a pre-emptive missiles. The total of U.S. strategic
blow knocking out the core of the U.S. warheads has doubled to 9,600 and of
missile force, haunts the strategic Soviet warheads quadrupled to 8,700.
planning of America's leaders. " To counter a perceived Soviet first-
And in the mirror-imaging that strike capability, the United States
marks the nuclear era, the potential for plans to build weapons so accurate and
a U.S. first strike - substitute Siberian powerful, such as the MX missile, that
steppes for North Dakotan grainfields they themselves would then
- confronts nuclear thinkers in the theoretically pose a new first-strike
Kremlin. threat to the Soviets.
" Some strategic thinkers suggest a
TECHNOLOGY leapfrogs itself so decision to retaliate against Soviet at-
rapidly 38 years after Hiroshima that tack not be made by the president in his
the "balance of terror," as Winston "situation room" but be more
Churchill called the grim fact of mutual automatic, based on a computer's

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
graduate Library, sits in his office - the only room repainted in the building since
building will undergo a $500,000 renovation this summer.
raduate Library
rgo renovations

A.
in the fall, the Un-
more.
A campus jokes, the
ents may actually en-
space for students on
10,000 plan in April to
ate library.

" new carpeting for the basement, first and second floors;
" paint for the walls, ceilings and bookshelves;
a redesigned circulation desk.
Head of the Undergraduate Library David Norden said he
hopes the changes will draw more studens to the building.
"I HOPE improving the physical environment of the
building will make the library a more pleasant place to
study," he said. "We'd like to get away from our reputation
as the 'UGLi'."
The library will not close for the renovations, expected to
begin sometime in June, Norden said, but the work will go on
See UNDERGRADUATE, Page 7

Who will win?

M

analysis of data indicating incoming
missiles.
MANY ARGUE nuclear war is so
horrible that neither superpower would
start one. But these frightening
triphammers, the risks of catastrophic
mistake, the sheer destructive power
on hand - the equivalent of three tons
of TNT for each person on Earth -
make manking more fearful every
year.
"It is out of control," Roger Molan-
der, head of Ground Zero, a public
education group on arms control, said
in Washington. "I don't think we have
much time ... I will raise a toast if I am
able to discuss this problem someday
with my grandchildren."
The 42-year-old Molander has a
unique insight - he was a White House

nuclear-arms specialist for seven
years.
IN 1983, the cosmic chess game has
entered a crucial new phase.
At the negotiating table, U.S. and
Soviet representatives search for ways
to reduce arsenals. But specialists
more and more question the traditional
approaches of arms control, and at the
same time spectacular new weapons
systems loom just over the horizon,
threatening to leave the work of the
diplomats hopelessly behind.
Across Europe, meanwhile, popular
resistance to a new arms race in mid-
dle-range missiles may boil over.
AND IN the United States, the
boosters of the "freeze" pledge to put
See NUCLEAR, Page 3

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