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Honda to build
U.S. car plant
From AP and UPI
MARYSVILLE, Ohio - Honda said it
plans to build an automobile assembly
plant near here, possibly before the end
of this yqar, capable of turning out
10,000 cars'a month. It would be the first
U.S. plant built by a Japanese
automaker in the United States.
The statement came at a time when
the U.S. industry is suffering from
declining sales and is cutting back
production. Ford Motor Co. announced
on Wednesday it will permanently close
an assembly plant in Los Angeles.
ANOTHER FOREIGN manufac-
turer, West Germany's Volkswagen, is
building its popular subcompact Rabbit
Honda President Kiyoshi Kawashima
said his company plans a $200 million
assembly plant that will employ about
2,000 workers. He said construction
would start before yearend on a 260-
acre site adjacent to the Honda motor-
cycle plant six miles from this central
Although Kawashima said at a news
conference in Tokyo that the decision to
build the plant had been made, Honda's
U.S. office in Gardena, Calif., issued a
statement saying a "feasibility study"
regarding the Ohio plant "entered the
final stage" and that it appeared Honda
"could begin construction" by the end
of the year.
An American Honda Motor Co.,
spokesman, Fred Mackerodt, called
discrepancies between the Tokyo and
U.S. statements "a misunderstan-
ding." He first said he did not know
which was correct but later said he
believed the U.S. statement was right.
HONDA OFFICIALS in Japan said
major components of the cars would
initially be shipped from Japan. An
Ohio official said in the long run, "we
expect that parts used there would be
bought in Ohio." Ohio officials
welcomed the Honda announcement,
noting the state lost a bid two years ago
for the Volkswagen plant now operating
at New Stanton, Pa.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) and
several U.S. auto industry executives
have criticized the Japanese for
flooding the nation with imports but
declining to build cars here.
According to the U.S. automakers,
that practice in effect meant that auto
industry jobs in this country were being
lost because a significant portion of
cars sold here were built in Japan.
JAPANESE CARS also have had a
price edge over U.S. makes because of
international currency fluctuations and
lower labor costs in Japan - advan-
tages that presumably would be lost if
their cars were built here.
U.S. critics have applied pressure to
Japan by warning that the loss of jobs
and sales might prompt import restric-
In Detroit, General Motors Corp. said
"Honda's construction of a plant in
Ohio will aid the nation's economy and
provide new employment opportunities
in the United States." Other American
companies had no immediate reaction.
VOLKSWAGEN SAID, "We welcome
them as the second foreign manufac-
turer to build vehicles in this country
and we're glad that other manufac-
turers are following our lead."
An analyst for a Big Three company,
who did not want to be identified, com-
mented, "This is hardly a munificent
gesture.. . It astonishes me that U.S.
companies are not allowed to enter the
Japanese market or own a majority in-
terest in a Japanese plant."
All the Big Three U.S. companies
have minority ownership interests in
THOUGH JAPAN has eliminated
duties on auto imports, U.S. companies
complain that other regulations
prevent them from selling more than a
comparative handful of vehicles in
Honda's move could influence other
Japanese car makers, including Toyota
and Nissan, which makes Datsun cars.
Both have expressed interest in the past
in possibly setting up a U.S. plant,
although it has not been clear whether
cars could be produced here at a lower
Shigeyoshi Yoshida, executive vice
president of Honda of America, said
Honda still needs to get approval from
the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency to permit industrial emissions
at the plant. He said problems could
arise but that they are remote.
Honda relies heavily on the United
States market for its car sales. Last
year, it exported about 40 per cent of its
output to the U.S. and another 37 per
cent to other countries.
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football legend Fielding Yost.
The question of Michigamua 's
official University recognition is
also unclear. University policy
requires that all student groups
file for recognition with the
Michigan Student Assembly,
something Michigamua has con-
sistently failed to do for a number
of years. In addition, the group no
longer holds an account with the
EASTHOPE ALSO diselo;sed
that students, rather than
University officials, played the
major role in formulating and
drafting the compliance
proposal. "We held discussions
with the student groups and had
them work this thing out," he
said. "For the most part, we've
been the facilitators of their
Details of the plan and
negotiations between the Univer-
sity, OCR, and the students,
remain shrouded in secrecy.
Lemmer said one reason for this
policy was to keep minor
problems from dominating the
issue at hand.
"Nobody wants to create
problems when they're dealing
with the government," he ex-
plained. "When you're trying to
solve a problem, you don't want
things to be misinterpreted. Oc-
casionally people ,,base their
opinions on things that are hear-
say three times removed."
A number of major policy
questions remain undisclosed,
perhaps the most important
being: how the plan offered to
OCR will alter the University's
relationship with Michigamua.
Representatives for both the
University and OCR declined to
comment on that facet of the
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(Free Methodist Church)
1951 Newport Road-665-6100
Sunday School-9:45 a.m.
(Nursery and Children's Worship).
Evening Worship-6:00 p.m.
Robert Henning, Pastor. 663-9526
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
Huron Valley Mission
809 Henry St.
Sunday Service 2:30 p.m.
Rev. Marian K. Kuhns
* * *
LORD OF LIGHT LUTHERAN
(The Campus Ministry of the ALC-LCA)
Gordon Ward, Pastor
801 S. Forest at Hill St.
10:00 a.m.-Worship Service.
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.-Choir Prac-
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UNIVFRSITY CHURCH OF
Steve Bringardner, Pastor
Church School-9:4a. m.
Service of Worship-11:00 a.m
Time of Meeting-6:00 p.m.
* * *
at the University of Michigan
602 E. Huron at State
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Rev. W. Thomas Schomaker, Chaplain
Mike Pennanen, Shirley Polakowski
Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-Shared Meal.
'Sunday, 6:15 p.m.-Worship Service.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST
120 S. State St.
(Corner of State and Hurop )
8:30 a.m.-Holy Communion in th-
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.-Morning Wor-
ship in the Sanctuary.
Church School for All Ages-9:30
a.m. and 11 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal Thursday-7:15
Dr. Donald B. Strobe
Rev. Fred B. Maitland
Dr. Gerald R. Parker
Education Director: Rose McLean
Education Asst.: Anne Vesey
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UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL
Serving the Campus for LC-MS
Rovert Kavasch, Pastor
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
Double Sunday Services-9:15 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Study at 9:15a.m.
Midweek Worship-Wednesday at
* * *
Episcopal Campus Ministry
332 S. State St.
Rev. Andrew Foster, Chaplain
SUNDAY COMMUNITY EVENTS
AT ST. ANDREWS CHURCH
306 N. Division
9:00 a.m.-University Study Group.
10:00 a.m.-Worship Service with the
12 noon-Luncheon and Student Fel-
ST. MARY STUDENT CHAPEL
Thurs. and Fri.-12:10 p.m.
Sunday-7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30
a.m., noon, and 5 p.m.
North Campus Mass-9:30 a.m. at
Bursley Hall, West Cafeteria.
Rite of Reconciliation - 4 p.m.--
5 p.m. on Friday only; any other time
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave.-662-4466
Service of Worship:
Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.-
4:00 p.m. College Student Fellowship
in the French Room.
Prayer Breakfast Wednesday at 7:00
Bible Study Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Theology Discussion Group Thurs-
day at 7:00 p.m.
CENTER at FIRST BAPTIST
502 E. Huron St. (between State &
Dr. Jitsuo Morikawa, Minister
10:00 a.m.-Worship Service-Ser-
mon: "Being A Caring Christian In A
Time of Uncertainty."
back to all college students and faculty.
Please be our guests at breakfast in
Fellowship Hall at 11:00 today.
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.-Campus
Discussion Group-Led by Margi Stu-
ber, M.D., in the Campus Center
ANN ARBOR FRIENDS MEETING
1420 Hill Street
10:00 a.m.-Worship Service.
CHURCH Oh CHRIST
530 W. Stadium
(Across from Pioneer High)
Schedule of Services:
Sunday-Bible School 9':30 a.m.
Worship-10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Bible classes for College Students.
For information call 971-7925
Wilburn C. Hill, Evangelist
* * *
1236 Washtenaw Ave.
Fellowship Supported by the
Christian Reformed Church
Service 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.-
Rev. Paul Vermaire will speak on
the subject "Who Are We?"
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the two bodies just outside the main
gate of the prison and shook a fist in the
direction of a Russian tank crew.
WESTERN REPORTERS, invited
here to watch the release of the
prisoners, were led away by soldiers
pointing AK-47 rifles at' them. An AP
reporter's camera was snatched by a
Russian soldier but later returned in-
Crews of the state-run radio and
television sent to cover the event left
quickly after the crowd turned unruly.
Karmal has announced the release of
10,000 political prisoners. However,
Western sources in the capital have
said only about 2,000 prisoners have
POLITICAL executions also are
reportedly still going on, though at a
reduced level, according to Westerners
in the capital.
Reviving her pro-Moscow stance, In-
dian Prime Minister-elect Indira Gan-
dhi has accepted the Soviet Union's ex-
planation for its move into Afghanistan,
officials said yesterday.
Gandhi instructed India's am-
bassador to the United Nations to
disapprove of the debate on the Soviet
invasion of Afghanistan, officials said.
Western diplomats said India's new
stance amounted to tacit support of the
At the United Nations, country after
country yesterday condemned the
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and
voiced support for a resolution urging
the immediate withdrawal of foreign-
troops from the small Moslem nation. .
Kuwait's Ambassador Abdalla Yac-
coub Bishara strode first to the rostrum
when the General Assembly resumed
.its emergency debate on the
Afghanistan crisis and he rejected the
new Kabul government as "window
"NO GOVERNMENT can claim
legality if it is propped up by foreign
troops," he said.
F oreign Minister Agha Shahi of
Pakistan, Afghanistan's fellow-Moslei
neighbor, said the Soviets "massive
military intervention" set a dangerous
"The Afghan resistance is rooted in
the people's devoting to Islam and their
glorious tradition of never to submit or
yield to foreign conquerers," he said.
Iranian Offical- threatens war should
U.S. impose blockade on naval routes.
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A previous Council resolution called
for adoption of sanctions if the hostages
were not freed by Jan. 7, last Monday.
In the midst of the U.S.-Soviet dispute
over Afghanistan, however, the Soviets
BUENOS AIRES (AP)-Argentina's
beef exports rose 72 per cent in the first
half of 1979, totaling $484 million during
Overall meat shipments-including
beef, mutton, pork and extrac-
ts-produced nearly $600 million in ex-
port sales in the first six months.
The largest markets for the beef were
the United States, Britain and West
Germany-accounting for 52 per cent of
Daily Official Bulletin
CAREER PLANNING & PLACEMENT
The Winter Recruiting season begings on January
21, 1930. Recent Grads., Senikor and graduate degree
candidates are encouraged to schedule interviews
with these employers. Students looking for summer
employment should sign-up with the recruiters
seeking summer employees or interns. Additionally,
visit this office to investigate the job opportunities
listed in the Career Resources Library.
Sign-ups begin: Tuesday, January 13, 1980:
January 21, 1980
January 22. 1980
Electronic Data Systems
Chemcial Abstracts Service
Electronic Data Systems
Boy Scouts of America
January 24, 1980
Abraham & Straus
January 25. 1980
Davey Tree Expert Co.
Summer Camping Positions available for all
January 25, 1980
The following Companies will interview Chemistry
majors at 2035 Chemistry Building:
January 22. 1980
Chemical Abstracts Service
January 24, 1980
Mobil Oil Company
International Paper Company
announced they would block U.S. action
on Iran. The Carter administration,.
which wants to halt all shipments of
goods to Iran except for food and
medical supplies, now is trying to rally
its Western allies to impose a tough
embargo on the Iranians.
Vance, interviewed on NBC-Tv's
"Today" show, said that even with a
Soviet veto "we will go ahead and take
action as if the sanctions had indeed
been put into effect."
VANCE ALSO left open the
possibility of a blockade of the Persian
Gulf - the U.S. Navy already has a
large task force in the region.
Sadr later told the Iranian news
agency: "If the United States decided
to militarily block the Strait of Hormuz,
it would certainly result. in war." The
strait is the entryway to the Persian
He also noted that much of the
world's oil is shipped through the strait
and "the blockade would severely
threaten the Western economy."
"THE BLOCKADE is therefor
unlikely," Sadr said.
One of Iran's top Moslem religious
leaders, meanwhile, appealed, for an
end to the country's factional violence,
saying the Islamic revolution "is in real
Golpayegani blamed the ethnically
based violence on "Eastern and
Western imperialism, international
Zionism and atheist Marxist leftists and
expected during 1980
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high interest rates following the
Federal Reserve Board's Oct. 6 move to
restrain inflation by tightening credit.
"We don't know for certain -yet
whether the economy is weathering
that blow well," Gramley said of the
high interest rates.
BOTH ACTIONS had led the Carter
administration to predict that unem-
ployment would average 6.6 per cent in
the final quarter of 1979.
But the jobless rate did not go up, in
large part because business remained
strong and industries created more
than 2.1 million jobs last year.'
That's lower than the three million
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created in 1978 and 4.1 million of 1977
but "still high by historic standards,"
according to Jack Bregger, chief of th.
Labor Department's employmer@
WHETHER THE patterni will coi-
tinue in 1980 remains to be seen. I
Most economists are predicting the
recession that didn't occur in 1979 will
hit in the first half of 1980. The decline
in business activity could boost unem-
ployment from the six million jobless
figure at the end of 1979 to nearly eight
million by the end of 1980, some
Gramley declined to speculate,
however, saying the administration's
new forecast would be released on Jan.
LABOR SECRETARY Ray Marshall
told reporters earlier this week he now
expected unemployment to increase to
more than 6.5 per cent by this summer.
Gramley Said the fact that inflation
was at a five-year high in 1979 an
unemployment was at a five-year low
were compatible economic concepts.
Inflation is measured by the gover-
nment's Producer Price Index.
"Productivity (the measure of goods
and services that the economy turns out
per working hour) was worse than
anyone anticipated," Gramley said.
That translated to a greater demand for
labor but "made the inflation problem
"WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?"
Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25
The 90th Psalm is "A prayer of Moses the man of God." It is
especially appropriate for New Years, birthdays, and
funerals. The Eternity of The Almighty is contrasted with the
brevity, shortness, frailty and evil of man's life. "Before the
mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed
the earth and the world, even from Everlasting to Everlasting,
Thou art God." God has not created us with minds capable of
comprehending that which has no beginning, nor end. Why
"kick against the pricks?" Why not acknowledge our
limitations? It could be the preparation needed to learn to
"Trust in The Lord with all our heart, and lean not to our own
expect to escape such an experience? Imagine you stood
where Moses did and watched The Almighty "turn man to
destruction and return him to dust." Think of the Hebrew
male babies destroyed by Pharoah's command, which
destruction Moses himself only escaped as by a miracle.
Think of all the events accompanying the deliverance of
God's people from bondage in Egypt to the PROMISED
LAND. And indeed the return to dust of the entire generation
of over 500,000 men who wasted away in the wilderness and
failed to make it into the Promised Landl Even Moses himself
"returned to dust" outside of that good landl
With the background of these experiences in his mind's
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