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Vol. XCII, No. 60 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 18, 1981 Ten Cents Eight Pages
.Alive and well at
By BARRY WITT
First of a three-part series
One University researcher is
studying the basics of detonation and
Another has been researching ocean
acoustics to help the Navy's sonar
Department of Defense contracts, and
therefore sit at the center of a renewed
controversy that threatens to split the
Are these University professors
developing the technology today that
will be used in the bombs of tomorrow,
as many critics of the research con-
Or are they merely conducting fun-
damental research in new technologies
that will be necessary for the industries
and societies of the future, as suppor-
And what about the ethics of such
defense research? Will the quest for
Pentagon funds skew the University's
avowed devotion to free inquiry into a
broad spectrum of research topics? Or
is the- University simply adapting to
losses of social science research funds
in the only way possible?
THIS ANALYTICAL series will at-
tempt to bring forth the answers to
these questions; in the second and third
installments the arguments for and
against such research will be
,'But just what is this research all
about, and how extensive is it? ,
One University researcher describes
his work as providing information for
the defense department's "library of
knowledge." Data in this "library"
cover topics ranging from general
health to political science to natural
resources and materials.
Most of this research is considered
"basic"-researchers are seeking to
understand the most fundamental prin-
ciples of the materials or issues they
are studying. And nearly all of it is un-
UNIVERSITY research guidelines
prohibit projects that may lead to the
destruction of human life. The policy
also states the University will not ac-
See DEFENSE, Page 2"
systems find enemy targets.
A third is using hobby store models of
F-16s and B-52s to predict the effects of
*electromagnetic energy on equipment
inside Air Force jets.
ALL THREE are working under
Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEN
THIS HOBBY SHOP model of an Air Force fighter plane stands in a radiation chamber, where University researchers
can make tests on it to predict the effects of electromagnetic energy on instruments inside full-sized jets.
Satellite sale to Arabs revived
WASHINGTON (AP)- After one retreat, the
Reagan administration is forging ahead with the
proposed sale of communications satellite gear to an
Arab consortium that includes Libya and the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
Sources said the proposal, which could stir another
fight with Congress on the heels of the $8.5-billion ar-
ms sale to Saudi Arabia, is being revived even though
some senators object to delivering the sophisticated
equipment to a group whose membership involved
Informal discussions were set at a secret session
with Key Senate staff aides, to be attended also by
representatives of the Ford Motor Co., whose Palo
Alto, Calif., subsidiary would be assembled by a
French governmen't-owned company, with the
necessary satellites launched into orbit by the U.S.
The administration's move could trigger the kind of
scrap that accompanied the sale of Airborne Warning
and Control System radar planes and other modern
weaponry to Saudi Arabia last month. President
Reagan narrowly won that battle in the Senate, after
a 3-1 rejection in the House.
The U.S. share of the satellite and communications
gear would total about $79 million of the overall
French contract for about $150 million. It would in-
volve two working satellites launched by the National
Aeronautics and Space"Administration in the mid
1980s, with a spare held back.
The subcontract deal for the Ford Aerospace and
Communications Corp. was sidetracked two weeks.
ago when the State Department conceded it was not
prepared to answer congressional concerns about
potential military application.
One of the arguments in the Saudi AWACS fight
was that the sophisticated planes, the world's most
advanced, and other high technology might fall into
unfriendly hands. Congressional sources said the
same questions are likely to be raised in trying to
block the satellite sale to 21 Arab countries and the
State Department officials say the satellite system
would simply supplement the existing international
Reagan to propose missile cut
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reaganisready topropose-to the Soviet
Union that both superpowers virtually
eliminate nuclear missiles from the
European theater, State Department
officials said yesterday.
The president, it was said, will use a
foreign policy speech today at the
National Press Club to embrace the so-
called "zero-option" approach as the
goal for Soviet-American negotiations
on restraining nuclear forces in
Europe. Those talks open Nov. 30 in
THE OPTION consists of an expec-
ted U.S. offer not to undertake the plan-
ned deployment of new U.S. medium-
range missiles in Europe if the Soviet
Union agrees to disassemble its own
missiles, stationed in western Russia,
aimed at European targets.
However, there is deep skepticism in
U.S. arms control circles that such an
approach will prove acceptable to the
Soviet Union, which is believed highly
reluctant to destroy new weapons such
as the SS-20, capable of carrying three
A more limited, fall-back position is
said to include an attempt to win Soviet
acceptance of the planned deployment
of 572 American nuclear warheads on
Pershing II missiles in exchange for the
removal of more than 900 Soviet
warheads now in place on SS-20, SS-5
and SS-4 missiles. That would be a shift
in force levels aimed at producing a
relative nuclear balance in Europe.
INITIAL reaction on Capitol Hill to
Reagan's missile plan ranged from en-
thusiasm to concern that the foreign
policy speech may be aimed largely at
deflecting atention from White House
troubles with budget' director David
Stockman and national security adviser
On a related subject, State Depar-
tment spokesman Dean Fischer said
the United States remains interested in
a possible summit meeting between
Reagan and Soviet President Leonid
Brezhnev if the "necessary ground
work is laid" and there are indications
that a summit would prove "fruitful
and productive and yield results."
There are no indications Reagan will
announce such a meeting in his speech,
despite statements from West German
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt that he
hopes to get the two leaders together to
clear the air on arms control and
BREZHNEV and Schmidt meet in
Bonn for a series of meetings beginning
Friday. U.S. officials have said they
expect a summit would take place
sometime in 1982.
Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS,
Live from Ann Arbor
It's WCBN. The student-run radio station broadcast live from the fishbowl
yesterday as part of the station's promotional/fundraising effort. WCBN
staffers "Entropy Quaint" (left) and David Seldin help run the show.
.. proposes missile cuts
By DAN NEWMAN
"How much for your worst seat in the stadium?" asks a
"Fifty," says the scalper in front of the Michigan Union.
So what if Saturday's showdown is being regionally
televised? Who cares if Ohio State's chances for a Rose Bowl
berth remain slim even if. the Buckeyes beat Michigan? This
is the game, and tickets have been selling for $50 and up the
last few days in front of the Union, the usual marketplace for
"THERE ARE A l9t of ridiculous people asking outlandish
prices and there's just no way they will get what they are,
asking right now," said one scalper, who identified himself
only as "Bookie Bob."
Bookie Bob has been selling tickets for more than three
years and he feels that "things are getting out of hand as far
as market prices go. A few fools will pay $50 for a single," ac-
cording to Bob, "but very few."
Bob says he can't explain why tickets are going for so much
money, but he predicts the market price on the tickets will
"There's a lot of excitement about the game, especially
since we're (Michigan) the favorites to take the Big Ten
championship," said Bob. "But I figure that the market will
crash on the new guys and they won't know what to do so
they'll probably get burned with a lot of tickets."
BOB NOTES that a lot of people who have no experience in
scalping are trying their hands at the potentially lucrative
business. "It's the usual thing for the big game," said Bob.
"There are new people out there who just don't have the con-
nections and experience that you need. Those are the guys
who are going to be eaten up."
The market price for the tickets to Saturday's showdown
will depend a lot on the weather, according to Bob, who
believes that the market price will remain high if the sun's
out Saturday. However, Bob was quick to point out that
tickets dropped close to face value on the day of the game two
"I just don't understand why prices are so much higher
than they were two years ago," said Bob, who netted over
$1300 when these two rivals last met at Michigan Stadium.,
How do the prices for this contest compare to "big games"
in the past?
During the week of this year's Michigan-Notre Dame
clash, tickets were selling at a much lower rate, ranging
See OSU, Page 8
Go BucKS Go Blue
By GREG DeGULIS
Special to the Daily
GO BUCKS, GO BLUE, Ohio -- In
what has become another tradition in
the long-standing rivalry between the
Buckeyes and the Wolverines, this
small Ohio town - halfway between
Ann Arbor and Columbus - has
become the unlikely focal point of
college football spirit.
For the third consecutive year, Arch-
bold, Ohio has proclaimed the week
before the Michigan-Ohio State game to
be "Go Bucks, Go Blue" week. And, in
keeping with tradition, Ohio Gov.
James Rhodes renamed the town Go
Bucks, Go Blue for the week.
GO BUCKS, Go Blue partying began
last night and evidence of the two
schools' bitter rivalry was evident. The
town's municipal building flew both the
Michigan and Ohio State banners, but
Michigan's was on the top because of
last years' 9-3 victory.
After a short stay at the Hereford Bar
in Go Bucks, Go Blue, the Michigan
cheerleaders constructed a pyramid in
the street where they released 'a
Michigan banner for the onlookers.
The next stop on the Michigan tour
was Ickey's - "just another neighborly.
good-time bar" according to Dale
Mann, an employee of WHFD, a local
See OHIO, Page 8
News, of course
T HE WINTER 1982 Time Schedule hit the stands'
yesterday, causing crowds to gather wherever the
books appeared. Registration for seniors begins
Nov. 30 and LSA students can pick up Student
Verification Forms next Monday. Also available beginning
yesterday were 10,000 copies of Michigan Student Assem-
bly's Course Encounters, with several new features added
beyond previous issues. In addition to recording student
Desmond Lewis until he legally changed his name for 50
pence'(96 cents)-as all Britons are entitled-to run in the
election as a joke candidate representing the pranksters of
Cambridge University Raving Looney Society. There are
eight other candidates in the Nov. 26 election, which has at-
tracted nationwide attention because the favorite to take
the seat from the ruling Conservatives is Shirley Williams,
joint leader of Britain's new Social Democratic Party. But
Tarquin said: "I am a non-political candidate. I am, sim-
ply, very silly." Mayor William Bullen, who will have to
read the full election results before millions of television
viewers, said. "This is ridiculous. He may think it's a joke
says he says he's not worried that few people will be able to
pronounce it, just so long as the new name reflects his
cultural heritage. Deniz was born in Seaford, Del., in 1960,
of a Turkish neurosurgeon now living in Turkey and a
Russian woman who now is a housewife in New York City.
Deniz said his current name, which is Turkish, does not
reflect his Russian heritage, so he filed a petition in Talbot
County Circuit Court last week asking to drop all but his last
name and add four new ones, two of which are Russian. The
petition said Deniz wants the change "because he favors
the policies of the Soviet Union," but he said his heritage
was really the issue. "I take pride in my mother's side of
toilet seat. The gift was presented-appropriately enough-
at the Privy Purse entrance at the front of Buckingham
Palace on Monday. However, three police officers on duty
there insisted its proper place was the service entrance.
The Prince of Wales, whose birthday was last Saturday,
told curators at the National Railway Museum in York
about his unusual hobby during a visit there last Thursday.
London antique dealer James Cunningham, who specializes
in period lavatories, came up with what he thought would
be the perfect gift for Charles: an 1895 "loo," as the English
call it, emblazoned with what he said looked like the em-
blem for the Prince of Wales. The club's patrons raised the