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Ufer dies

Veteran Michigan football broad-
caster Bob Ufer lost his bout with can-
cer yesterday morning.
Ufer died at Detroit's Henry Ford
Hospital at 11:30 a.m. yesterday, three
days after undergoing surgery to
remove a blood clot in his brain. He was
The broadcaster's death concludes an
unparalleled support of the rich Michigan
tradition, including 37 consecutive
years of broadcasting 'Meechigan'
Ufer's 362-game streak of announcing
Wolverine football was finally broken
this fall after ill health forced the
broadcaster to cease his play-by-play
coverage. For the first four games this
fall, Ufer could only participate in the

opening and closing segments for
WJR's Michigan football coverage.
After receiving his doctor's approval,,
Ufer returned to do the play-by-play for
the intrastate clash between Michigan
and Michigan State in East Lansing on
October 10.
"I'll keep doing it (play-by-play) as
long as my body holds together," Ufer
said before the MSU contest. "The doc-
tors said if I'm still anxious to do
Michigan football, then go ahead and do
ahead and broadcast the play-by-play
for the game in East Lansing, and even
received some well-deserved
recognition in Ann Arbor's rival town.
"Even the people at Michigan State
respected him," Michigan coach Bo
Schembechler said yesterday. '"The

tribute they- gave him up there in East
Lansing when he returned to the booth
really pleased him."
Ufer continued play-by-play duties
for the Michigan-Iowa game in Ann Ar-
bor on-October 17. A halftime tribute to
the broadcaster was part of the
festivities for that contest, the last
game Ufer would announce. The
tribute included a revision of the M
Club banner, which read "Bob Ufer M,
Club Supports You" and a halftime op-
portunity for the broadcaster to ad-
dress the crowd.
"God bless everyone of your cotton
pickin' maize and blue hearts", boomed
Ufer from the press box amidst the
cheers of the crowd. He then asked the
fans "What University has the finest
football tradition in the country?" An
enthusiastic "Michigan" followed,

creating an emotional rapport between
Wolverine supporters and the voice of
Michigan football,
Ufer had planned to broadcast Satur-
day's Northwestern football game in
Ann Arbor, but was admitted to the
hospital for tests on Tuesday of last
week. On Thursday, the broadcaster
underwent surgery for an intracranial
blood clot, a complication of the colon
cancer from which he had suffered for
three years.
Ufer's pro-Michigan rhetoric was
missed at the Homecoming activities
this weekend, and at Friday's pep rally
coach Schembechler asked the crowd to
keep Ufer in-their prayers.
Ufer's illustrious career at Michigan
was not limited to broadcasting foot-
ball. A 1943 graduate of the University,
See MEECHIGAN'S, Page 10

rnoto courtesy or me C A -
'MR. MEECHIGAN' Bob Ufer shows the audience at a 1977 pep rally where
his Wolverines rank in his heart. The Michigan football broadcaster died

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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom


'Al ian


Partly cloudy today with a
high in the mid 60s.

Vol. XCIL No. 41

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 27, 1981

Ten Cents

Ten Pages





student Chen
report says
The mysterious death of, former University student
Chen Wen-Chen was a murder, not an accident or a
suicide as claimed by the Taiwanese government, ac-
cording to a recent Carnegie-Mellon University report.
Chen, a former assistant professor of statistics at
Carnegie-Mellon, was found dead inTaiwan in early
July after intensive interrogation by Taiwan's national
ecurity police.
THE REPORT details the observations made by two
Carnegie-Mellon faculty members during their trip to
Taiwan to investigate Chen's death.
According to the report, compiled by Cyril Wecht, a
forensic pathologist, and Carnegie-Mellon Statistics
Chairperson Morris DeGroot, Chen was either drugged
.or hit in the back of the head, and then carried to the
fifth floor fire escape of the research library of
National Taiwan University where he was dropped to
his eventual death.
* GEN. CHING-HSU-WANG, the commander-in-chief
of the Taiwan Garrison General Headquarters, told
DeGroot that his officers interrogated Chen for ap-
proximately five hours on the day before his death.
During the interrogation, the report states, Chen told
the offici ls that he had helped raise money for the
liberal Formosa Magazine. Chen said that during his
visit to Taiwan he had spoken to various people about
establishing democratic reforms in his native country,
the officers sdid.
Taiwanese Military officials contend that Chen left
the headquarters "in a pleasant mood," the report
DeGROOT SAID it is not known who is responsible
or Chen's.death, but he recommended that the gover-
nment in Taiwan take the following actions:
* Make all the records of the case public and
establish an independent commission to continue the
See REPORT, Page 7

Polish troops
deployed; new
strikes erupt

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -
Thousands of soldiers fanned out
over Poland yesterday to supervise
preparations for winter and
"maintain law and order" as the
nation's strike wave surged
toward a new crest.
"The situation in the country is
beginning to slip out of control,"
the popular Warsaw daily Zycie
Warszawy said in a grim, front-
page commentary.
WITH STRIKES and demon-
strations affecting some two-
-thirds of Poland's 49 provinces,
the mounting protests appeared
to be the most serious since the
worker upheaval that spawned
the independent labor federation
Solidarity in August 1980.
Leaders of the Communist,
Democratic and Peasant parties
issued a joint statement saying a
one-hour strike planned for
tomorrow by Solidarity posed a
threat to Poland's "political,
economic and defense" foun-
"Therefore this must be met
with counteraction correspon-
ding to the degree of the threat,"
the statement said.
COMMUNIST authorities
earlier had sounded warnings of
martial law if the labor unrest
The statement by the com-

munist-controlled government
parties said, "There is no ground
or means to proclaim a one-hour
strike on Wednesday and to put
forward threats for other great
strikes." But it tempered the
warning of "counteraction" by
saying the country's problems
could "only be solved through a
rational dialogue and the
strengthening of the democratic
socialist state."
Solidarity also issued a
statement saying it would cancel
the Wednesday strike if
authorities agreed to its demand
to create a joint Solidarity-
government council to manage
the economy and halted the
harassment of unionists.
Solidarity leaders have said the
scheduled nationwide protest
could help defuse local anger
over food shortages and other
THERE WAS some apparent
progress in talks aimed at ending
long-standing disputes in Zyrar-
dow, just west of Warsaw, and in
southwestern Zielona Gora,
where thousands of workers
remained off the job, but no end
was in sight to most of the wild-
cat walkouts.
An army spokesman said most
of the three-to-four-man squads
of officers and seasoned enlisted

men send to the villages and
towns were in place yesterday,
but it was too early to tell what
tasks they faced.
Government sources said about
830 squads would cover . about
2,000 villages and small towns
beset by shortages of food and
fuel as the predictably harsh win-
ter approaches. -
GEN. TADEUSZ Hupalowski,
minister of administration and
environment, said the soldiers
would "impartially" help with
health serviceshousing, transport
and the flow of food and fuel sup-
The troops also will help
"maintain law and order and
counteract local conflicts," he
said. Street clashes were repor-
ted last week during work actions
in larger cities. ,
But the .troops' assignment
seems to- be bolstering strong
central authority of the new party
chief, Gen Wojciech Jaruzelski.
He also is premier and defense
everywhere," said a commen-
tator in the army daily Zolnierz
Wolnosci. "In the mines, in the
fields, in power plants, baking the
bread, collecting timber for win-
ter, and talking to people in fac-

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phobia c linic

Last September Bob was driving
along an expressway, heading toward
Ann Arbor and his first year of
graduate school. All of a sudden, his
heart began to race and he was gripped
by panic. Bob didn't know why he was
afraid. So nervous that he couldn't
drive, Bob pulled off the expressway.
He was hyperventilating.
At the time of this incident, Bob (not
his real name) did not realize that what
he was experiencing was a clinical
phobia, an unreasonable fear of
driving. He began to avoid driving
because he feared having more panic
attacks. Eventually he could not drive
at all and sold his car.
BOB FOUND help for his problem at
the Phobia -Clinic at the University
Hospital. Various phobias and
generalized -anxieties are treated and

researched at the clinic, as a part of an
Anxiety Disorders Program.
Dr. George Curtis, director of the ten-
year-old clinic that originated in
Philadelphia, treated Bob through a
progressive desensitization process. At
first, Bob's treatment involved driving
with Curtis in an unpopulated area.
Gradually, he worked up to more
populated areas and driving for a
longer length of time.
Bob was impressed with Curtis, who
seemed to have a lot of experience
treating similar phobias. When Curtis
took, him for a driving session, "He
seemed to know just where to go to ex-
pose me to the right level of fear," Bob
BOB NOW FEELS much better about
himself and has a positive attitude
toward his progress.
"In retrospect, I see that my phobia
was an outlet for other problems. I was

under a lot of pressure," he said.
"When you have a phobia you are really
scared. I think that you need someone
there to make sure you make rational
judgements. It is helpful to interact
with somebody."
Simple phobias (a- term applied to
phobias such as fear of elevators,
heights or snakes) are also treated at
the clinic.
CURTIS explained a procedure he
used in treating a simple phobia,
ailurophobia, or the fear of cats. The
procedure is called "exposure in vivo,"
and simply means exposing the patient
to the source of fear.
In this case, the patient was told to
get as close as she comfortably could to
a caged cat. She was then told to report
the intensity of her fear on a rating
scale. This treatment involved the
same sort of gradual desensitization as
used in the treatment of other phobias.

If a patient finds it unbearable to be
around the actual cat, another treat-
ment, called imagery, is possible. This
process involves the patient imagining
himself around the source of fear. This
second treatment is helpful, bast not
nearly as effective as the exposure in-
vivo technique, Curtis said.
ACCORDING TO the clinic's records,
women seem to have more phobias than
men. The fear of animals is
predominant among women. Fear of in-
jections and claustrophobia are com-
mon to men.
Agoraphobia, generally considered
the fear of open places (or, literally,
fear of the marketplace) is the
predominant phobia treated at the
There is a similarity letween
agoraphobia and social phobia, because
See U,.Page 5

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Wrestling credit
IM McCLAIN IS tired .of hearing people scoff
I at his favorite sport, so next spring he plans

pesntestutae nms joo . . . neee s a release ui
tension when he can see someone hitting someone else."
When the course was announced, M Clain said, a lot of
closet wrestling fans emerged to tell him they shared his af-
fectionfor the sport. He said school officials were receptive
to the idea. "The course was so unique. . . it was never

Ballot box stuffing has been encouraged since the money
will go to United Way of King County. Ql
Domino downfall
It took two weeks for Bob Speca to set up the 111,111
dominoes in the basement of a downtown Denver depar-
tment store-and about half an hour for them to fall. And
the event wasn't even a record. The record, according to a

Stones concert that fewer than 4,000 people were going to be
able to attend in Atlanta last night. Police arrested three
men over the weekend and charged them under a city or-
dinance prohibiting scalping. Sgt. LaSalle Smith of the
Atlanta police department's intelligence unit said efforts to
stop scalping were handicapped by the high profit margin
and the fact that the city ordinance carries a maximum
penalty of a $500 fine and 60 days in jail. Authorities said the
arrests came after one man sold police four tickets at $200
apiece. El




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