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September 12, 1981 - Image 3

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'Cube' lost
they'll b
It finally happened.
After more than 12 years of rotating
with just the touch of a finger, the
gint cube in Regent's Plaza took its
last spin this summer.
SO, MOST University students
returning this fall were greeted by a
pole in the middle of the plaza and a
wouAnded cube huddled in the corner-.
The 2,4A* pound sculpture was lifted
off by crane from the pole about a
week ago, University officals said.
The problem: its hand-made bearings
had worn out.
A representative of the Office of
Business Operations said, however,
that the black box will be repaired and
start spinning again next week.
The cube, created by Bernard
Rosenthal, was erected in 1968. It was
a gift of the class of 1965.

Price war
By United Press International
An airline price war, touched off by
financially troubled Pan American
World Airways' bid to bolster its
domestic service by cutting rates, sent
fares in some major markets skidding
by more than 50 percent yesterday.
Most of the slashed prices were on the
East Coast, primarily between New
York and Miami, But, some carries
also chopped rates to California, points
in between and on some foreign flights.
IT NOW IS possible to fly coach from
Miami to New York for as low as $69
Monday through Thursday. Some
flights from Miami to the West Coast
were sliced to '174 and New York tQ the
Coast, $190.
Pan American began lowering some
fares on Monday, coming down to $79 for
a one-way, unrestricted fare during the
week from New York to Miani-the
lowest it had been sice 1970-and $99 on
weekends. That brought quick
movement fromi Eastern Air LInes, the
dominant carrier in the New York-
Miami corridor.
Eastern, which had been charging
$149 as its lowest price on flights from
New York to Miami, Fort Lauderdale
and West Palm Beach, dropped the fate
to $78 on weekdays and $99 on weeken-
ds-a 10-year low. Pan Am then came
back Thursday with an even lower rate,
to $75, and the war was on.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 12, 1981 -Page 3.~
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Doily Photo by DEBORA H LEWIS
THE "CUBE," BROKEN since late A'ugust, should be back in working order
within the next week, University officials say. ''

Profs to hang signs in protest

Even though a U~niversity professor was pressured
this summer to remove a sign from his office window
that deplored U.S. involvement in El Salvador, more
than 25 professorst reportedly will post similar signs
Most of the professors contacted by the Daily
yesterday said the primary reason they decided to
hang the signs, which read "U.S. out of El Salvador,"
*a to protest the Reagan administration's policy-not
ifo defend biology Prof. John Vandermeer's right to
bang such a sign. But several acknowledged that the
"freedom of speech" issue was a second reason.
LAST JUNE, University officials entered Vander-
meer 's office at night-several times and removed the
sign frommhis window, asserting-that the-sign misleds
observers to believe the slogan was the official
jposition of the University.
Vandermeer changed his sign, adding, "Not of-
*icial position of U of M or biology department," but
remoedit sotl kafterw ard s r "pesonal

spokesman for the Latin American Solidarity com-
mittee. The LASC will sponsor the weeklong protest.
R OSSE T A ND several others involved with
organizing the demonstration said they are concer-
ned about the University administration's possible
"People don't want to antagonize the University,"
Rosset said. "But the University may be antagonized
When told of the coming protest, LSA Dean Peter
Steiner said, "I believe that students and faculty
should be free to voice their opinions on political
"I HAVE NO objections to picketing, protests, or
signs as long as they do not propose to express a
University opinion,' Steiner added. "I'll just have to
wait and see if something happens~that crosses the
border of free speech or good taste."
Vandermeer said the main purpose of the coming
protest is for, "people in the University community to
H added, h o v r d hop t e in wil no aben -

Some professors said they will display their signs
only to express opinions about El Salvador and not
the Vandermeer incident.
Sociology Prof. Charles Tilly said of his sign, "My
message is to the United States government."
"THE (UNIVERSITY) administration would be
foolish to do anything," economics Prof. Daniel
Fusfeld, who will hang a sign Monday, said.
"It was absolutely ridiculous for anybody in any
position to take down that sign (Vandermeer's). It
was a stupid thing to do," Fusfeld added.
"This (hanging a sign) is an indication of my con-
tempt for the people who took it (Vandermeer's sign)
down," Fusfeld said.
ENGLISH PROF. Alan Wald said the signs will be
posted to "raise the consciousness on the campus
about El Salvador. The news media is not giving it
enough attention
Wald said all the signs will have disclaimers saying
they do not reflect the University's opinion.
putng tem upfr five ds After fi e a we wil

The Ann Arbor Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild presents a day long
series of workshops, films, and dscussions on the Attica prison riot ten years
ago and on today's volatile Michigan prison system. Speakers include Neal
Bush, a criminal defense attorner who represented Attica inmates; Bill
Goodman, a Detroit attorney who also defended Attica inmates and who now
represents Michigan innmates; Shango Bahati Kakawana, an Attica defen-
dant; and Georgia Manxie, a former resident of the Huron Valley Women's
Facility. Activities are schedulaed from 9:00 a.m. through 5 p.m. at "Hut-
chins Hall-in the Law Quad. Featured will be a showing of the film ATTICA
at 9 a.m. and a wine, cheese and discussion wrap up at 5 p.m. The event is
free for the entire community.
CF'T-Dr. Strangelove, 3, 7, & 9 p.m., The Ladykillers, 4:45 & 8:45 p.m.,
Michigan Theater.
Cinema Guild-Return of the Secaucus Seven, 4, 7 & 9:05 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Alternative Action-Saturday Night Fever, 7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
AAFC-Three Stooges 1, 7 & 10:20 p.m., Dimenstoogia, 8:40 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Two-Cabaret, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Mediatrics-Superman, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 3.
Gray Panthers--September Community Open Meeting, 3 p.m., Ann Arbor
ra uatye hrist iSn Fel lw sh ip on roaste 430 p m. T rter Huse , 1 4
Canterbury Loft-Setembe Dne,7& 9p m., 325.State.
Kiwanis Club-Kiwanis summer sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Washington and First.

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