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The Michigan Daily - Sunday, June 17, 1984 - Page 7
Controversy builds over SEI
(Continued from Page 1)
ppropriate project for the PSN isn't alone in its fight. The groups preventing the Pentagon from
ty to be involved in. Michigan Alliance for Disarmament choosing the city. "With a protesting
ere are those who are not con- also opposes SEI. MAD spokesman group you have to watch and make sure
SEI should be located here. Justin Schwartz said the group is not that you don't get the wrong idea that
hem is the Progressive Student opposed to all high technology they support the majority of the people
PSN, an activist anti-military development, only to that which is fun- that live in Ann Arbor, because that is
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SEI and its research are inappropriate
for the University community.
Lee Winkleman, who is leading PSN's
opposition to the institute, said the cen-
ter should not be considered a healthy
addition to the community. He also
argues that SEI does not offer such
great economic potential. "There is a
real trend to try and link the solution to
economic problems to military
development," he said. "It is insane to
think that in order to help ourselves
economically we have to lead toward
the destruction of the world."
WINKLEMAN SAID PSN's efforts to
dissuade the recruitment of SEI will in-
clude investigating the exact nature of
its proposed research and educating the
community of the institute's evils. It
also is organizing with anti-military
groups at Ohio State, Purdue, and
Illinois to form what he calls the "con-
sortium against the consortium," ad-
ding strength to the onnositon efforts.

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Defense. "Dependence on military
development is very unsound
economically as for what it can do for
our community," Schwartz said. "I am
opposed to wasting our technical
resources on finding clever ways to kill
people." t
He said that if what the country needs
is automation of the computer industry
with civilian applications, it should
hire civilian agencies to do so. "Why
should we have to work through the
defense department?" Schwartz asked.
BUT PSN'S and MAD's efforts may
not have an impact on the eventual
decision, according to Lukens. "One of
the things the defense department
requires for SEI is a close affiliation
with a university," he said. "They
probably understood what they would
encounter when they made that
decision."
Ann Arbor Mayor Louis Belcher also
questioned the chances of anti-military

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that if you were to put it up to a vote
whether or not Ann Arbor should go af-
ter the software institute, I think it
would be 60 to 70 percent in favor of
recruiting it."
Belcher said he supports SEI not only
because it will benefit the city
economically, but as a matter of prin-
ciple. "Ann Arbor has not seceeded
from the Union yet and until we become
our own government unto ourselves, we
will continue to support the United
States defense department," he said.
Regardless of the mayor's opinion.
the Department of Defense has yet to
make a decision on the location of SEI.
If Ann Arbor is chosen, SEI will sparka
host of activity on two fronts: software
research and the military' research
debate. __
Tuesday: An analysis of the
economic implications of
Michigan 's move to high-tech.

Belcher
... supports defense development

Canadians name Turner prime minister

(Continued from Page 1)
of a recent surge in public opinion polls. After trailing the
Progressive Conservatives of Brian Mulroney by more than
20 points, the Liberals suddenly jumped to a slight lead after
Trudeau announced he was leaving office.
If prospects for a summer election are unpromising, the
government could wait until fall or - pushing the current
Parliament's mandate to the five-year-limit - until next
spring.
All seven candidates made final appeals for votes in
speeches to the convention Friday night with Trudeau wat-
ching, his shirtsleeves rolled up and collar open in the steamy
heat of a crowded hockey arena.
TURNER, A Toronto-based corporate lawyer who sits on
the boards of some of Canada's largest companies, tried
Friday to combat the impression that he would move the
Liberal government sharply to the right.
"Whatever we do, however we do it, it will never be done at
the expense of the unemployed, the poor, the aged, the sick or
the disabled," Turner said. "I believe in the Liberal heritage
of the universality of our social programs."

Chretien, without mentioning his rival by name, tried to pin
the right-wing label on Turner more securely by emphasizing
his own loyalty to Trudeau.
"I WILL NOT move this great party to the right," he said.
"I do not apologize for the record of Pierre Trudeau. He has
left a legacy for all of us here today and for all Canadians."
Trudeau, who rode to power in 1968 on a charismatic wave
dubbed "Trudeaumania," has been prime minister ever sin-
ce - except for a nine-month Progressive Conservative
government in 1979-80.
His accomplishments include the drafting of a new con-
stitution and Charter of Rights and the quelling of separatist
sentiment in French-speaking Quebec, his native province.
TRUDEAU STEPPED aside after 16 years in power to
spend more time with his three young sons. He received
custody of the children after his separation from Margaret
Trudeau-Kemper, who soon after their divorce earlier this
year married Ottawa real estate millionaire Fried Kemper.
Trudeau remained neutral during the 13-week campaign
that began soon after he announced his retirement plans Feb.
29.

Turner
... to succeed Trudeau

State Legislature to decide
on funding for education

(Continued from Page3)
lower chamber opposes Senate
proposals to suspend general assistan-
ce benefits for six months next year and
make Detroit share some of its aid
money with outstate cities.
Busch, appearing on the television
program "Off the Record," said par-
ticipants seemed "close to an
agreement" to cut the income tax to
5.35 percent in August - two months
earlier than proposed by Blanchard.
Such a cut would cost the state about
$210 million, compared with the $140
million in revenue lost under the gover-
nor's proposal, the Saginaw lawmaker
said.
But Owen said any change in the
governor's proposal that costs the
treasury more money is not acceptable.
House Fiscal Agency Director John
Morberg said it may be possible to ad-
vance the tax cut without the extra
cost.
Owen, Busch and Engler met with
Blanchard on Friday. The governor,
who recently returned home from
China, then met alone with Engler.

The top Senate Republican emerged
from that second session saying there is
"some reason to be optimistic" that an
agreement can be reached "in the near
future."
The Mount Pleasant lawmaker said
the governor seems to accept that the
state budget will have to reflect both
Democratic and Republican ideas, now
that the GOP controls one house of the
Legislature.
Busch, in his television appearance,
admitted the tone of the negotiations
has occasionally been tense. He said
charges of racism in the Legislature
have sparked some bitterness.
N.J. escapees captured
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A convicted
murderer and two other Trenton State
Prison inmates tried to escape
yesterday by hiding in a food truck, but
two were soon caught and the third was
found locked in the truck three hours
later. A prison employee was charged
in the incident.

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