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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom


Sit 4


Mostly clear and warmer
today, with a high in the

Vol. XCII No. 56

Copyright 1981' The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, November 13, 1981

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Calling for more economic planning,
tax cuts for the poor, and selected wage
and price controls to get the economy
back on its feet, the national di rector
of the Americans for Democratic Ac-
tion, Leon Shull, spoke last night at the
Michigan Union.
Speaking to a small group of local
ADA members and others, Shull called
the Reagan administration the only
reactionary movement that's been in
control of this government since
Franklin Roosevelt.
"THE REAGAN administration has
been anything but effective," Shull
said. "The economy. is in disarray and
is heading downward sharply. Unem-,
ployment is goingsup and while it's true
that interest 'rates have gone down,
they're stil at an unprecedented rate..'
"They're trying to do two things, bias
.'the government in favor of the very rich
and the large corporations and
destroying the government as an in-
strument that can help people."
Shull also said ADA's 65,000 members
oppose the administration's tax and
foreign policy sprograms and cuts in
human services.
"WE'RE TOTALLY opposed to cuts
in student aid, he added. They don't
seem to understand that investments in
human beings are just as important as
investments in capital. No one should
be prevented from. getting a good
education because of a lack of money."
Shull labeled the nation's current,
military build-up "obscene" and
estimated Pentagon waste to be up-
wards of $30 billion.
He also said the Reagan 'ad-,
ministration's ta. program benefits
those whose income is in the top 5 per-
"IF YOU EARN less than $30,000 per
year, next year you will pay more taxes
than you did before the tax cuts were
made," Shull said.
In addition to criticizing Reagan's
economic policies, Shull said, "It's also
clear that we have to do something

The shuttle is aloft
.. for a little-while



Columbia's crew took the shuttle on a
brilliant return to space yesterday and
then learned their five-day mission was
likely to be cut-perhaps in half. The
astronauts were not in danger and
NASA laid plans for a-landing as early
as tomorrow.
A space agency spokesman explained
the msision "could be extended"
beyond, tomorrow "if things were
looking well, a day at a time." The-
problem was with an electricity-
producing fuel cell, but two others
worked fine.
Richard Truly were expected to cram
as much of their flight exercises as
possible into today's schedule.
If Columbia is called home early, it
will be only the third time in 33 flights
that a manned U.S. spacecraft has been
summoned in mid-flight because of,
The fuel cell problem caused NASA to
announce that it was invoking rules
calling for a minimum flight of 54
hours. That word came less than seven
hours-after'Columbia's 10:10 a.m. EST
John McLeaish in Houston said that did

not mean the the shuttle would have to
come-down after '54 hours-only that the
critical items would be pushed into that
time frame so that if necessary, it can.
Yesterday's flight--the second test
following last April's trouble free debut
- began as a spectacular event after a
plague of pre-launch delays. It soon
turned sour for Engle and Truly, who
had waited more than 15 years each for
their first space flight.
In the early hours of flight they were
kept in a low orbit-138 miles altitiude,
rather than 157-and they already had
spent much of the timetroubleshooting
minor problems. The Mission Control
said a major one-the errant fuel cell -
would force abbreviation.
AS IF THAT wasn't enough bad news,
weather conditions for a Saturday lan-
ding were fast deteriorating at Edwar-
ds Air Force Base in California, the
prime landing site.
For Engle and Truly, though, it was.
business as usual. "Just like the sims,"
Truly said once, referring to the endless
hours the crew spent in mission
They hauled out a movie camera, kept
handy for that purpose, to photograph
See SHUTTLE, Page 7

AP Photo
THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA lifts off in a blast of smoke from Kennedy's Space Center in Florida yesterday.
The shuttle's flight was later tentatively shortened by two days because of the breakdown of a fuel cell.

Reagan rejects Stoekm

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Budget Director
David Stockman recanted his own
"poor judgment and loose talk" in what
he teried a visit to President Reagan's
woodshed yesterday. But Reagan
rejected his offer to quit for having ex-
pressed doubts about the economic
program he helped design.
-Stockman told a news conference:
"I TOLD THE president I would not
permit by dwn careless ramblings to a
reporter to stand in the way of his suc-
cess as president or his program. At
the end of the meeting the president
asked me to stay on the team."
Stockman's conments broke a two-
day silence by himself and 'the
president despite the political furor
caused by an article in the December
issue of the Atlantic Monthly. Stock-
man is quoted as having misgivings
about several elements of the ad-

ministration's program.
Perhaps the most damaging of those
statements was his suggestion that the
president's tax cut was a political
"Trojan Horse" designed mainly to
lower tax rates for the rich.
STOCKMAN, talking in slow and
somber tones, told a White House press
room jammed with reporters and
cameras "I ... deeply regret any harm
that has been done" to Reagan's
economic program.
"I'm grateful to the president for this
second chance," Stockman said. t
The Atlantic Monthly article quotes
Stockman as assailing "supply-side"
economics, complaining about "greed"
and waste at the Defense Department,
confiding that Reagan could not balan-
ce the budget and lashing out at the tax
cut passedby Congress.
IN ONE SECTION, Stockman said of
the budget: "None of us really under-

in resignation
stands what's going on with all these' mislead the American public.-
numbers." "He Reagan stated unequ
He confirmed that the direct quotes in that he would not tolerate a
the article. - "The Education of David behavior," the statement said.
Stockman" - were accurate.
"Those words were words that I STOCKMAN SAID his
spoke, Stockman said. judgement and loose talk,
REAGAN CANCELLED a scheduled (Reagan's program) a seriou
lunch with Vice President George Bush vice." Although Stockman sai
to see Stockman. Word of that meeting title presented "utterly fal
came from the president himself when pressions and misconstrued hi
he said during a visit to the new "I take full responsibility and b
Washington bureau of ABC News, When But the budget director denie
I leave here today, I'm going to have a has doubts about the pre
meeting with him. I'm not going to say program, as his statements in
anything more." ticle suggested.
A White House statement handed to "I would not be here now, no
reporters following Stockman's ap- work 16 hours a day ... if I
pearance said Reagan had expressed believe in the president<
"giave concern and disappointment" policies," Stockman said, add
about the article and his "particular "honest people" may disagre
dismay at the possible suggestion that best way to solve the nation's e
his administration ... might seek to problems.

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did his
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See ADA, Page 7

... staying on the team'
American diplomat
escapes assassination

Reaganomics benefits nation, Schultz says

PARIS, (AP) - The top U.S. of-
ficial in France ducked a would-be
assassin's bullets yesterday,
crouching behind his car while a
bearded gunman in a black leather
jacket fired several shots at him in a
posh residential area near the Eiffel
Christian Chapman, charge d'af-
faires at the U.S. Embassy, was not
hit.. The gunman escaped, and no
group claimed responsibility.
SECRETARY of State Alexander
Haig said in Washington that Libyan
leader Moammar Khadafy could
have been behind the shooting. But
he made it clear he had no evidence,
just his suspicion.
Police, said the gunman, "who
looked Middle Eastern," fired at the
60-year-old Chapman as he walked
to his car from his apartment. The
Foreign Ministry said Chapman
recently reported he had been
threatened, but that he had not ac-
cepted an offer of police protection,
which now will be provided.

"I was just walking out of my
house, and I noted a young man on
the right about 50 feet away,"
Chapman said at a news conference
after the attack. "He had a black
beard, jet-black eyes, and an
athletic build. He was a very han-
dsome young man - a Middle
Eastern type." The man, in his 30s,
stuck his hand in his black leather
jacket and approached, Chapman
"INSTEAD OF going back into the
house, I stupidly continued on," he
said. "I heard shots and saw him
walking rapidly toward me with his
hand extended. I ran forward and
ducked behind the car. He started
walking rather quickly away. There
were several witnesses, and one
young man tried to pursue him."
Two bullets slammed into the rear
right fender of Chapman's blue
Plymouth. One of them traveled
through the trunk and shattered
against the left rear side.

Declaring that "everybody can be a
winner under the Reagan ad-
ministration's programs, former
Secretary of Labor and the Treasury
George Schultz spoke at the Business
Leadership Lecture and Award
Ceremonies yesterday at the Univer-
sity School of Business and Ad-
Schultz, presently the chairman of
President Reagan's Economic Policy
Advisory Board, said the President's
programs are a definite shift away
from the liberal policies of the past 40
years. He said the current economic
trend is more market and enterprise
oriented, encourages savings and in-
vestment, and features less gover-
nment subsidies and lower inflation.
"THESE IDEAS are not new, only
new to the post-World War II era,"
Schultz said. "The old way had cer-
tainly run out of steam, with more in-
flation and no growth," he added.
Schultz delivered a lecture entitled
"Reaganomics and Management
Issues of the 1980's" to about 200 people
before accepting the 24th annual
Leadership Award from the Business
School Student Council. Past recipients

include Thomas Murphy of General
Motors and Frank Borman, chairman
of Eastern Airlines.
Currently the president of Bechtel
Group, Inc., one of the world's leading
engineering and construction firms,
Schultz served as Secretary of Labor,
Director of the Office of Management
and Budget, and Secretary of the
Treasury at various times during the
Nixon Administration.
The success of the president's
programs, Schultz said, rests on four
basic questions:
" WHETHER the present course of
the policies can be held steady;
* Whether government spending can
be held in check;
" Whether households respond to the
savings incentives provided; and
" WHETHER business responds with
an investment thrust.
Schultz said he was confident the
programs would provide a healthier
economy that would benefit the entire
country in the long run.
Calling the federal economic changes
outlined by Reagan a very coherent
policy, Schultz said "It is not a coin-
cidence that a lot of people in the

Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
GEORGE SCHULTZ, Secretary of Labor and later of the Treasury during
the Nixon administration, #said that the Reagan economic policils will
promote investment and saving. Schultz spoke at an awards ceremony in his
honor at the Business School yesterday.

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T DAY . d
NMU chief's pay challenged
GROUP OF Northern Michigan University.
students is circulating petitions demanding that
NMU President John Jamrich reverse his recent
pay, hike."We're just asking for leadership and
sacrifice," Steve Fawcett, president of the Associated
Students of NMU, said Wednesday. He said the 12.4 percent
increase recently accepted by Jamrich boosts the

Nudists must go
Rhode Island nudists will have to find somewhere else to
frolic in the buff now that Moonstone Beach has become
part of the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge. "It is
going to be one of our toughest situations," refuge manager
Donald Tiller says. Because regulations prohibit nude
bathing on federal land, Tiller said he expects a crackdown
on nudity on the beach even if it is leased to the town of
South Kingstown, as it has been in the past. The half-mile
long, 600-foot-wide strip of beach, long popular with bare

seeing double. There are sevensets of twins enrolled at the
school this year, and the teachers are having trouble
keeping up with who's who in the classroom. Principal
Janice Gilmore says four pairs of the twins are identical
and "even the fraternal ones look alike." With 590 students,
Clifton Hill is large enough that all of the twins can be split
'up and Gilmore says that helps. "We try to keep sets of
twins separated because there's always a dominant twin,"
she said. "One is the leader and the other can get lost in the
scuffle is they aren't split up." Though all are in separate
classrooms, Gilmore says there is-still occasional confusion.

car that had gone over an embankment along state Route 3,
he said Wednesday. "I asked the lady what wrecker she
wanted me to call," the deputy said. "But then a man came
up and said, 'We have an elephant, and we can get that car
back on the road- and, save you a wrecker bill.' " The
elephant, it turned out, was on-tour with the Florida-based
James Hetzer International Circus, which had just perfor-
med at Hamlin High School, McCallister said. He said the
powerful pachyderm made short work of the project, and
the good deed was recorded by a circus employee with a
camera. When he produced the photo at headquarters later,


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