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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom

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Partly cloudy today with a
high in the low 50s.

Vol. XCII, No. 52

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigon-Sunday, November 8, 1981

Ten Cents

Eight Pages


'M' scalpsIllini,


ties for conference lead

After the visiting Fighting Illini had
passed themselves to a 21-7 lead in the
first quarter yesterday, the Michigan
offense remembered how to score
touchdowns and the Wolverines' defen-
se remembered how to stop them.
In the highest-scoring game ever
played in Michigan Stadium, Michigan
came from behind to reel off nine
straight touchdowns en route to a 70-21
thrashing of Illinois.
BEHIND quarterback Steve Smith,
who ran for three touchdowns and
passed for three more, the Wolverines
dazzled the 105,570 fans in attendance
with an offensive show that piled up 645
total yards. Aided by Minnesota's 35-31
victory over Ohio State yesterday,
Michigan moved into a first-place tie in
the Big Ten with Wisconsin, both with 5-
2 league marks.
The win also buoys the Wolverines'
hopes for a return trip to the Rose Bowl.
Should Michigan win its final two

games and Wisconsin lose or tie one,
the Wolverines will earn the trip to
In a game which made everyone
forget the days when the Big Ten was
considered a defensive conference, the
two teams combined for a total of 1,139
yards, 494 of which belonged to the
Illini. The 91 points were the most
scored in a Michigan game since the
Wolverines handed West Virginia a 130-
0 decision back in 1904.
"YOU NEVER know what you might
see in this stadium," remarked
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler after
the game. "That offense of theirs is
hard to handle, but we were fortunate
because we had a hot hand offen-
In the first quarter, though, it was the
Illini who had the hot hand. Just as
everyone had expected, Illinois came
out throwing and doing quite well.
Behind the arm of junior quarterback
Tony Eason, who finished the day with

386 yards passing on 31 completions, the
Illini scored on their first three
possessions to take a 21-7 lead. And
with Eason having little trouble picking
apart the Wolverines' secondary, it ap-
peared as though Michigan was in for a
long afternoon.
Eason, who picked up his sixth 300-
yard passing game of the season,
opened the second stanza by moving his
team down to the Michigan 15-yard line,
putting the Illini in a position to take a
commanding three-touchdown lead.
But as Eason threw to teammate Joe
Curtis at the goal line, Michigan's Jerry
Burgei intervened and ran the intercep-
tion back 16 yards.
THE WOLVERINES proceeded to
move the next 84 yards in six plays,
where Smith fell into the end zone for
his first of three touchdowns, shor-
tening the Illini lead to 21-14.
Then after trading punts, Michigan
got another break, when Ben
Needham picked off an Eason pass on
See ILLINI, Page 8
QB Smith
and ran the ball 15 times for 116 yards
and three more touchdowns, keyed a 21-
point second quarter surge which broke
the backs of the Illini.
"I'M VERY happy with his perfor-
mance," Moeller said. "Steve Smith is
a sophomore, and everyone has to
realize that. He's a talented player, but
until you do it on the field, nobody's
going to believe it. He's going to be a lot
better than he was today. It's not
always going to show up in the stats, but
he can be better."
Smith kicked off his day on
Michigan's fourth play from scrim-
mage, when he lofted the ball 30 yards
See SMITH, Page 8

Blue fans dazzled by

When quarterback coach Gary
Moeller sifted through the reporters
and young admirers surrounding
Michigan's Steve Smith to offer his
post-game congratulations, the center
of attention smiled, shook his head, and
said "Wow!"
That about summed up the prevalent
feeling of the day - for the Wolverine
squad, which lit up the scoreboLrd and
Michigan Stadium, with 70 points; for
Moeller, who for the second straight
year, saw the Wolverines blow out the
team he coached before being fired in
1979; and, most of all, for Smith, who
accounted for 340 total yards and six

touchdowns on the day.
IT WAS A performance which
Michigan coaches and fans had been
expecting since the spring of 1980, when.
the six-foot, 190-pound Grand Blanc
High School graduate ended a hot
recruiting war with the announcement
that he was coming to Michigan.
Smith pulled every aspect of his
game together - the 4.5 speed the rifle
arm, the on-field intelligence and
leadership were all on display for the
105,570 fans who witnessed an Illinois
rout turn around faster than, you can
say "Jerry Burgei interception."
'Smith, who connected on nine of 15
passes for 224 yards and three scores

Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER Anthony Carter races upfield gaining some of his 300 total yards in yesterday's action
against Illinois. Carter, who caught six passes for 154 yards, became Michigan's all-time yardage leader for receivers,
surpassing Jack Clancy's 1,919 yard total set in 1966.


'U' life
On this cold September morning,
Augustus Okhmafe was very excited.
The jet which had brought him and his
wjfe all the way from their native
Nigeria was about to land at Detroit's
Metro Airport. -
4Okhmafe was justifiably proud of
himself. He had received a coveted
scholarship for graduate studies at the
University of Michigan's School of
Pharmacy. He was also proud of his
wife, who looked so pretty in her
African robe. The African couple had
come determined to explore and enjoy
every opportunity that American ed-
cucation and way of life could offer
FIVE HOURS later,, Okhmafe and
his twife, were waiting anxiously
at the University's International Cen-
ter. They had not realized that finding
an apartment would be so hard in the
United States. They were tired and cold
in their cotton garments, which were
ideally' suited for the warm African
Adaptation difficulties started early
for the young African couple. But, ac-
cording to other foreign students and
counselors at the University's Inter-
national Center, the4 difficulties the
Okhmafes suffered are unfortunately
Language is one the most obvious
barrier a foreign student must' over-
come. Feelings of alienation,
loneliness, and troubles learning

ard or
American customs often pose more
serious hurdles to foreign students, ac-
cording to University counselors.
HANISUP KOWN is a '29-year-old
graduate student in engineering from
Korea. Although he says the United
States has much to offer him in
educational opportunities, he says he is
reluctant to make too many American
"Before coming to the States, I had
already acquired a set of values, as far
as family and friendships are concer-
ned. So, I do not think that there was a
need for me to compromise with the
American way of thinking, with

American pastimes. This is why most
of my friends also come from Korea,"
Kown said.
Another problem for international
students is learning differences' in
culture. In Indonesia, for example,
looking an older person in the eye is a
sign of disrespect. In the United States,
a shifty glance may signal dishonesty.
In many Arab nations, it is rude to open
a gift in front of the person who has
given it. Yet, in American culture, it is
often considered rude not to do so.
SINCE MANY international students
are only in the United States for a few
years to receive their education before

returning to their native country, some
say it seems pointless to make lasting
friends in America.
"Most foreign students tend to be
graduate students and often live in
apartments, where it is often difficult to
socialize ( With American students),
said LSA Sophomore Randa Desski,
who is a native of Egypt.
In addition, foreign students are
sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer
size and impersonality of the Univer-
sity. One student, Noriko Frejji from
Japan, said she resents the "immensity
of the University of Michigan" and that
See 'U', Page 5

Life abroad tough for Americans

About 60 American high school and
college students recently found out first
hand the sorts of adiustment problems
foreign students who come to school in
the United States experience.
Gathered at a resort near Brighton
last weekend, the students, who par-
ticipated in a Youth for Understanding
mission to Japan earlier this year
recounted the troubles they struggled
with in leaving the United States for the
first time and living in Japan.
FOR MANY OF the students, their
trip to the Far East was the first time
they had encountered a culture dif-
ferent from their own. And they said

they fought through the adjustment,
just as most foreign students do on their
first trip to the United States.
"I hated the food, I hated the family
tI livedwith), and I began counting the
days to go home," said Lisa Marie Will,
a sophomore at Morningside College in
Sioux City, Iowa.
"Like international students here at
the University the American students
said they often felt isolated and
frustrated struggling to overcome the
language barrier and learn foreign
"MY HOST FAMILY would try to get
me to speak more Japanese, but I
would get so frustrated, not being able

to communicate how I felt," said 16-
year-old Krista King from Cincinnati.
King said seeking out other Americans
became something of a preoccupation
for her. Speaking to other Americans
"was a relief, an outlet," she said. "In
another country, nothing else is
familiar. I wanted to meet (another
American) for security."
Yet, despite all of the difficulties and
struggling to adjust to their long stay
Japan, most students took a more
philosophical approach to their visit.
The culture shock, said LSA sophomore
David Rexford, was "fascinating, a
chance to explore new ideas, and to

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
AUGUSTUS OKHMAFE, a University ,graduate student from Nigeria,
discusses difficulties foreign students have adjusting to life at the Univer-

Food fight follow-up
FFICIALS OF CHOWAN College, a small
Baptist school in Murfreesboro, N.C., were not
amused when a food fight broke out among
600 students in the cafeteria Oct. 28, resulting in 10
arrests and causing $3,500 worth of damage. And they don't
like it a bit that T-shirts commemorating the event have
gone on sale. S. Bruce Hill, owner of Hill's Pub, said he
began selling the shirts Wednesday, partly in retaliation
A aaainat onnr mofic l- c,aid ha imnintori him n

over its public-address system-an accusation Hill denied.
"If I'm going to get theblame, I might as well get some
benefits from it," Hill said.Q
Loquacious vendors
If you hear a polite "Thank you" the next time you buy a
Coke from a bright-red vending machine, don't be fooled:
"It's not the real thing. The voice is a tape recording that
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is putting into machines to
maintain its leadershin in the highly comnetitive soft-drink

They want mangoes
Yes, we have no mangoes, Florida Gov. Bob Graham has
learned to his chagrin. It was only after betting-and
losing-on - the outcome of the Oct. 17 University of
Miami-Mississippi State college football game, that
Graham learned his stakes were out of season. Instead, he's
planning on sending a box of navel oranges to Mississippi
Gov. William Winter, whose home state team triumphed 14-
10. "We couldn't find any mangoes," Graham said last
week after discovering that his state's mango-growing
senan ends at Labor Day. Winter. who had offered

Phoenix magistrate is scratching his head over the lottery's
strange intrusion into the world of parking tickets.
Magistrate Steve Mirretti said he received a pair of $2 win-
ning lottery tickets this week from an unnamed culprit to
pay for a duo of $2 parking tickets. Mirretti said there's no
legal precedent to establish whether the tickets can be ac-
cepted in lieu of a $2 check or money order. "The tickets
have been scratched and they are definitely winners," he
said. "I'm just not sure what to do with them."




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