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,^l.XC, No. 115
Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 13, 1981
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By MARK FISCHER
The hottest act around, "The Can't Miss Kids" -
starring Todd Penn, Herb Williams, and the rest of
the Ohio State Buckeyes - swept through Crisler
Arena last night, and they had little problem stealing
The 5-9 Penn hit on 12 of 16 shots from the floor for a
career-high 24 points, while Williams added 24 of his
own on 11 of 14 as they led the 70 percent field goal-
shooting Bucks to a 105-87 conference victory over the
Michigan cagers before a sellout crowd of 13,609. The
defeat drops Michigan into a second-place tie with
Ohio State, Illinois, and Purdue.
IT WAS THE first time that a Big Ten team topped
the century mark against a Michigan hoop squad sin-
ce 1973, when none other than Ohio State won by a
score of 102-87.
If there was a bright spot for the Wolverines last
night, it came in the performance of Mike McGee,
who broke the all-time Michigan career scoring
mark (formerly held by Cazzie Russell) with a corner
jumper at the 11:21 mark of the first half. That was
just the beginning for the speedy senior forward, who
See OSU,;Page 10
WARSAW, - Poland (AP)-Gen. Wojciech
Jaruzelski, Poland's new premier, appealed to
workers yesterday for "90 peaceful days," warning
that continued labor unrest could pitch Poland into
civil war. He also reshuffled the government's top
echelon and announced a 10-point program to tackle
the economic emergency.
The independent trade union Solidarity said in a
communique it would strike only as a last resort and
said it was ready to negotiate immediately. The
communique was issued after a meeting of union
leaders, but a spokesman, Karol Modzelewski, said it
was not a response to Jaruzelski.
THE NEW PREMIER warned in a speech to
Parliament that "forces of evil have been attempting
to penetrate Solidarity and lead it toward false
positions, anarchy and derailment of socialism."
He said members of the new unions, the first in a
Soviet bloc country free of Communist Party control,
should not let themselves be pressured by such for-
Jaruzelski also said the government "has the con-
stitutional right" to defend the socialist system and
the power to do it.
MEANWHILE, IN Washington, Secretary of State
Alexander Haig Jr., is making it known-guardedly
and unofficially-that he considers Soviet military in-
tervention to be inevitable.
For the record, Haig's position is that Soviet inter-
vention is neither imminent nor inevitable. Privately,
however, Haig believes a kind of creeping anarchy is
taking over in Poland, creating an intolerable
situation for Moscow.
The analysis that supports Haig's view is this:
Faced with a clear threat of losing control over a key
East European satellite, Soviet leaders will decide
they have no choice but to intervene, despite the
disruptive consequences for Soviet relations with the
United States and the rest of the world,
THIS VIEW IS winning increasing acceptance at
the State Department.
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
MICHIGAN'S MIKE McGEE rolls in a shot as Ohio State's Clark Kellogg
tries in vain to stop him. McGee connected on 37 points and became the all-
time leading scorer in Michigan history.
economists predict GNP
Profs forecast continued
*high inflation for
By PAMELA KRAMER
A team of University economists
predict a modest growth in real GNP,
continuing high inflation, and an in-
crease in unemployment for 1981.
The forecast was released yesterday
Reagan administration says it
cannot balance budget by 1983.
See story, Page 2.
in the winter issue of Economic Outlook
USA, a quarterly publication of the In-
stitute for Social Research. The results
are an update of an initial evaluation
presented last November at the
University's Annual Conference on the
The original report predicted that in-
terest rates woule not go as high or
peak as quickly as they actually did.
But "the overall implications of
what's going to happen haven't
changed since November," University
Assistant Research Scientist Joan
Crary said yesterday.
The anticipated inflation level of 9.7
percent for 1981 is a slight improvement
over last year's 10.5 percent increase in
consumer prices, the report states.
The average unemployment rate is
expected to be 7.8 percent for the year
as a whole, a slight increase over last
October's rate of 7.6 percent.
There will, however, be a small in-
crease in real disposable income for the
year as a whole, the report predicts.
The change from 1980's decrease in
disposable income to the expected in-
crease in 1981 is a result of "modest
gains in employment, a small net tax
cut, and some slowdown in the rate of
inflation," the economists say in their
The ISR publication also includes
reports from University Prof. Paul
McCracken and University Prof. Gar-
dner Ackley, University of Chicago
Prof. Victor Zarnowitz, and University
Director of Surveys of Consumer-At-
titudes Richard Curtin.
McCracken and Ackley severely
criticize the Federal Reserve for fluc-
tuating interest rates since July 1979.
"It is no exaggeration to say that not
since the early 1930s has the U.S.
economy been put through such wren-
ching contortions of monetary policy as
in 1980," McCracken states in the
report. "The key question is whether
we can move out of the year-end 1980
air pocket with little more than a tran-
sient lull in business activity, or
whether historians will record a
recession that began in the second
quarter of 1980 and ended by the middle
See PROFS, Page 2
Busboy claims Vegas
fire started accidently - .:
STUDENTS AT WEDNESDAY'S mass meeting discuss possible plans for dealing with University budget cut
measures. The meeting was organized by LSA Student Government as a forum for those concerned about budget cuts.
Students organize fight against
proposed University budget cuts
By BETH ALLEN ber Jamie Moeller said Wednesday that telling us what our interests are," saic
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)-A busboy
arrested in the arson fire at the Las
Vegas Hilton has confessed he started
the fire while engaged in a homosexual
act in an eighth-floor elevator lobby, a
detective said at a news conference
Lt. John Conner, chief of the
Metropolitan Police Department's
homicide division, said Philip Bruce
Cline told officers that during the
homosexual act with a man identified
only as "Joe," a drape near the
elevator was lighted accidentally by a
THE ENSUING fire in the 30-story
hotel killed eight people and injured 198
Cline "says it's accidental," Conner
said, but he added: "We are pursuing
the arson investigation. The Fire
Department says it's arson."
The lieutenant said he didn't know
how the other three fires at the Hilton
might have started and had no ad-
ditional information about "Joe."
"We don't know ;who he is," Conner
said, adding that Cline told officers he
and Joe had engaged in sex on a bench
near the elevators. "We hope someone
saw them," Conner said.
Deputy Police Chief Eric Cooper said
Wednesday night that Cline had no
previous history of arson.
More than 100 concerned students
met Wednesday night in a mass
meeting arranged by LSA Student
Government to discuss strategies for
dealing with University budget cut
After sharing ideas in small group
sessions, the students came up with
several suggestions for protesting ad-
ministrative budget cut proposals.
SOME MEMBERSof the group said
they will attend budget cut meetings in
great numbers as a show of strength.
Other students signed up to speak at a
public forum should the need arise.
The group decided Wednesday to
form an ad hoc steering committee
which will be meeting for the first time
today at 3 p.m.
LSA-SG Executive Committee Mem-
LSA-SG does not want to control the
budget cut group and stressed that all
concerned students are welcome to par-
ticipate in the group's activities.
REPRESENTATIVES from several
student organizations presented
statements at the meeting. While the
statements differed in some areas, all
expressed displeasure with the Univer-
sity's methods for making budget cuts.
Jim Maffie, spokesman for the
Graduate Employees Organization,
said he felt the administration is in-
terested in turning the university into
an "institute of higher research" in-
stead of an institute of higher learning.
Maffie also questioned the use of so-
called "experts" in determining what
programs should be cut. "They (the
administration) have no business
A REPRESENTATIVE of a faculty
group that is opposed to the Univer-
sity's smaller but better philosophy
also spoke at the meeting.
Associate English Prof. Buzz
Alexander - a member of the Ad Hoc
Faculty Committee on the Future of the
University - said he believes the ac-
tions of the administration will severely
affect the University, cause a decline in
faculty morale, and discourage
younger faculty from coming to the
Alexander stressed that his group
was not against budget cuts but was
protesting the administration's ap-
proach to the problem.
Wednesday's meeting was a con-
See STUDENTS, Page 3
.. arrested in Vegas fire
No 'U' truancy
F YOU'RE A University employee who came to work
Tuesday and Wednesday, you will get paid. Even if,
you didn't come to work those days you'll still get
paid. As a result of the storm that hit Tuesday, the
University invoked its inclement weather policy, which
took effect at 10 a.m. Tuesday and lasted through the end ofj
Wednesday's shift. The policy insures that all staff mem-
But for some, today is a "lucky" day. At 8:13 this morning,
members of Philadelphia's Friday the 13th Club will walk
under a ladder, eat a breakfast of 13 items, break mirrors,
spill salt, open umbrellas, joke about black cats and light
three cigarettes on one match. The ceremony will wrap up
at 10:13 a.m. "There's no such thing as bad luck," said
Philip Klein, the 74-year-old club president. The Grateful
Dead have plans for a San Francisco music festival today
with a group called The Rhythm Devils, despite the day's
unlucky notoriety. Looks like all you local Dead-loving
triskaidekaphobics are out of luck.k.
tried to get her to stand in the middle of the road while he
drove his car toward her, saying he was testing the suspen-
sion, but he lost his nerve. "I was going to run her over but I
didn't have the courage," he told police when he confessed
of the seven attempts. Bernadette said it was the first she
knew her life had been in danger during their two-year
Mississippi College football fans may be all wet next fall.
Immoral-and proud of it
"Are you tired of religious zealots telling you how to run
your body, mind and soul?" ask members of the Immoral
Minority, a new group headquartered in Washington D.C.
The group has put out a brochure which asks for a $5.00
membership fee to oppose the Moral Majority, a conser-
vative religious political group. "We find the Moral
Majority insidious," said Sue Ellen Heflin, one of the Im-
moral Minority officers. "We want to keep the church-state
separation separate." Jim Lazar, the organization's
president, said that the group doesn't consider itself im-