Ninety-four years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCIV, No. 20-S
The Mihigan.. Doily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, July 6,_1984
High court upholds draft-aid link
By PETE WILLIAMS
It is not unconstitutional to deny
federal financial aid to male college
students who fail to register for the
draft, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a
6-2 decision yesterday.
The justices ruled against six Min-
nesota college students who challenged
the law last year, overturning a ruling
by U.S. District Judge Donald Alsop
that deemed the law an impermissible
form of punishment.
IN ANN ARBOR, University
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Lynn Borset said that the high court
opinion would have little affect on
"The way everything was set up, we
had the nrnedures in nIp " Rnrset
'U' must.still deny money
to unregistered male student
said. "And we will continue with those The University's Wshington,
same procedures." representative, Thomas Butts, said
According to Borset, those that procedure may change very soon
procedures consist of a form filled out unless the Department of Education lf-
by all federal aid applicants. Male ap- ts a certain requirement.
plicants must attest to the fact that they "There is an additional requirement
-a: e not in violation of the federal that is effective in the 85-86 school year
registration act, but they are not that says students will have to provide
required to produce any proof, such as proof of registration" in order to
a registration card. to receive financial aid, Butts said.
"AS OF NOW there is no official BUTTS SAID that although the
verification procedure," she said. University is against such a
requirement, the only word he has
received from the education depar-
tment is that "they are doinga study of
the rate of compliance," with the law.
The University also opposed the
original Solomon Amendment, which
required registration for aid applican-
ts, and Butts said yesterday, "I would
assume that the University's position
has remained the same."
University General Counsel Roderick
Daane said the University added a
paragraph to the University of Min-
nesota's Supreme Court brief "ex-
pressing the University's disapproval
of being cast into the role of
policeman," for federal regulation.
"IT ALSO EXPRESSED our disen-
See DRAFT, Page 7
By DAVID VANKER
Special to the Daily
LAKE ORION - In his first visit to the Detroit area
since he won the Republican nomination for president
in August, 1980, President Reagan yesterday credited
his administration with having found "a real
economic cure" rather than "another political quick
fix" for the American economy.
Speaking to nearly 2,000 autoworkers at the
dedication of an automated General Motors plant in
Orion Township, the President hailed the United Auto
Workers union for its cooperation with management
during years-of "severe economic stress."
"YOU'VE DEMONSTRATED...what people can
accomplish working together freely, rather than at
the dictates of some central planner or bureaucratic
mandate," Reagan said.'
See REAGAN, Page 14
CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA/Daily
Government and UAW officials flank Ronald Reagan as he addresses union members yesterday.
" A budget compromise in Lan-
sing has paved the way for the
University to plan next year's
budget and decide on the size of
the tuition increase. See Page 3.
" The High Court ignored
common sense yesterday in
upholding the Solomon Amen-
dment. See Opinion, Page 6.
" Michael Jackson announced
the dates of his concerts at the
Pontiac Silverdome and said the
proceeds from his tour will go to
charity. See ARts, Page8.
" Officials say the Supreme
Court's ruling on TV coverage of
college football will have little ef-
fect on Michigan. See Sports,
Sunny with a high of 73 and a
chance of showers.
Heart patient has rejection signs
By GEORGEA KOVANIS
The two-year-old Detroit girl who received a heart tran-
splant last month at the University's C.S. Mott Children's
Hospital is showing signs of organ rejection, a hospital
spokesman said yesterday.
According to hospital spokesman John Woodford, the girl
- the nation's youngest heart recipient - was moved from
her private room back to the hospital's intensive care unit
THE GIRL had been moved from intensive care to a
private room last week.
Doctors are strengthening her anti-rejection treatments,
"All they can do is treat it and wait and see what happens
next," Woodford said. "This is not unexpected," he said ad-
ding "they expect the body to do this from time to time.
"I WOULDN'T necessarily call it a setback but it's cer-
tainly a problem, a difficulty," he said. "It's certainly a set-
back from the ideal."
According to Woodford, the girl's prognosis is "doubtful."
She is in serious condition.
The girl, whose identity has been withheld at the request of
her parents, made medical history June 20 when she received
the heart of a three-year-old central Michigan boy who had
been stricken with menengitis three days earlier. The boy
suffered from irreversible brain damage and had been
declared clinically and legally brain dead. The operation
took six hours.
THE GIRL suffers from cardiomyopathy, a progressive
disease that gradually deprives the heart of the power to
beat. Patients afflicted with this disease usually die within
two years. Doctors had told the girl's family that she would
probably not leave the hospital alive unless she received a
The donor's father said the boy was to special to simply
bury the body.
"Sean had too much potential and was too full of love and
life to simply by put in the ground," he said in a statement
released this week by the hospital. The family does not wish
to have their name released.
See HEART, Page 7