Ninety-five years of editorialfreedom
Vol. XCV, No. 8-S c ,ThMiDiy
Thursday, May 30, 1985
'U' profs predict
fight for tax reform
By DOV COHEN Reagan's proposal will have some better?"
President Reagan must combat bipartisan support. Where the Democrats and
pressure from special interest groups "IT (THE proposal) is not very dif- Republicans differ is "how much the
trying to reopen popular loopholes ferent from the Bradley-Gephardt individual and the corporations
and deductions in order to get tax (Democratic) plan that's been around should pay and what the level of
reform proposals passed without for years," Courant said. be,"Traugottsaid.
massive amendments University "The Democrats are in favor of "THERE will be a lot of support for
professors said yesterday. fairness. They simply argue it was the plan among Democrats," Courant
The proposal, which went public their idea first," Traugott said. "The
yesterday in extensive detail, has question is, whose sense of fairness is See PROFS, Page 3
members of Congress, industry
analysts, and lobbyists combing its
fine print for hidden jewels or jabs.
THE REAGAN plan, which reduces
the tax system to a set of three income
brackets paying 15, 25, and 35 percet, O e O O u
"fights over exemptions and ntspreew taip op sa
will face its most heated conflicts in
special WASHINGTON (UPI)-President group of 225 citizens assembled by the
interests "said political science Prof. Reagan yesterday began his public White House to support him. The
"There's a real good charee we'll campaign to win passage of "a tax group included ethnic Americans,
end up with three tax brackets," said proposal we can be proud of," sending Hispanics, blacks, religious and
Traugott. "The three bracket system Congress a 461-page detailed analysis veterans association members,
tends to be pretty standard among of changes that would "remove the women and low-income taxpayers.
both Democratic and obstacles to growth." IN HIS STATEMENT to Congress,
Republican tax reform bills." As Congress, reporters and interest Reagan said:
Both Traugott and political science groups got their first look at the
Prof. Paul Courant predicted that details, Reagan was addressing a See REAGAN, Page 2.
'Miehigan Journalist' folds
Several trees lay in front of a Rampy Chevrolet billboard on I-94 yester-
day. The destruction of these trees has spurred vigilantism against
billboards by a group called the "Tree Workers."
estrueion o trees
By DAVID GOODWIN
Say goodbye to the Michigan Journalist. The 60-year-old
student publication printed its last issue this month.
The Journalist was the product of a one-semester jour-
nalism course and was closed because of an insufficient
budget, according to Communication Prof. Charles
Eisendrath, the publication's faculty advisor.
"IT IS A shame the only live journalism lab for un-
dergraduates has been removed," he said.
The newspaper was first published in 1923 and for the
last 10 years was devoted to a single topic like medical
malpractice or the computer revolution.
"I'm sorry to see it go," said Mary Campana, a reporter
for the Journalist. Campana said that for a com-
munication department with a reputation for being long
on theory and short on practice, "Michigan Journalist
409" was the only class which offered practical experien-
BUT SEVERAL students, all alumni of the last two
publications, gave the class a poor evaluation.
Campana complained that the class was not cohesive,
and that "people did not get to know each other until the
end of the semester." She added that she was pretty much
on her own when doing stories because there was little in-
Linda Baskey, the artist for the publication, said the
paper offered a good opportunity to learn layout and
editing, but that the course was poorly run.
"There was no motivation for people to get involved,"
she said. "Those who already had experience received
most of the assignments."
DAVID DEAVER, a reporter who did much of the
layout for the last issue, said the main weak point of the
class was ironically its strongest point. "Students
probably learned a lot because they had to figure out what
to do with very little instruction. Quite often articles were
critiqued only after they were in print," he said.
Deaver described an organization where one of the
teaching assistants simply vanished early in the
semester, but not before plagiarizing one of Deaver's ar-
ticles. Students were never reimbursed for expenses in-
See 'JOURNALIST,' Page 4
The destruction of 41 trees in
front of a Rampy Chevrolet
billboard this spring has led to a
flurry of pointed accusations,
threats, and vigilante-type
destruction by a covert Ann Arbor
group calling themselves The Tree
In March, area citizens noticed
that pine trees were missing near
the 3-M National Advertising Co.
owned billboard at the Jackson Rd.
exit of 1-94.
THE STATE Police and the
Michigan Department of Tran-
sportation currently have no wit-
nesses or suspects, and both the
Chevrolet dealership and 3-M have
denied responsibility for the crime.
See TREE, Page 4
Safety Presidential Beware
Arts reviews Jimmy Carter's new
Should Michigan motorcyclists be book "Blood of Abraham: Watch out for a high around 80,
required to wear helmets? Insights into the Middle East." with a chance of thunder showers.
Opinion, Page 5 Arts, Page 6