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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, February 9, 1982-Page 7

Williams' parents
cited for contempt

From AP and UPI
ATLANTA - Wayne Williams' parents
were cited for contempt of court.
yesterday by his judge, who said they
had violated a gag order by discussing
the murder trial on a radio talk show.
Judge Clarence Cooper said defense
attorneys had told him that Homer and
Faye Williams disobeyed his order
barring potential witnesses from.
talking with the news media about the
trial.
HE 'ORDERED them to appear at a
hearing following the trail to answr
the charges.
The Williamses were not in court
yesterday and could not immediately
be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, in the second day of
defense testimony, a pathologist told
the jury the charges against Williams
"just don't make any sense."
DR. DAN STOWENS, a pediatric
pathologist from Utica, N.Y., made the
statement ° uinder a grueling cross
examination by prosecutor Jack
Mallard.
Sto'wens testified that Dr. Robert
Stivers, the Fulton County medical

examiner who performed the autopsy
on Cater, had indicated he too was sur-
prised that an indictment had been
issued. Stowens said he had the con-
versation with Stiyers in December,
five months after Williams was indic-
ted.
During cross-examination,
prosecutors attempted to portray
Stowen as a publicity seeker who had
little experience in criminal cases.
STOWENS conceded he had perfor-
med only one homocide autopsy in 1981
and none in 1979 and 1980. But he ad-
ded, "It's not how many Ive done.
There is a standard body of work
available in medical literature, and I
read it and I stay with it."
He also admitted giving several in-
terviews to reporters since becoming
involved in the case, but he said the
publicity was not important to him.
Stowens opened the seventh week of
Williams' trial by repeating that from
his study of the photographs and autop-
sy reports of the bodies of Cater and
Payne, no cause of death nor any
1'criminal agency" could be deter-
mined.

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NEW YORK (UPI) - President
Reagan's proposed $91.5 billion budget
deficit spooked Wall Street investors
yesterday as stock and bond prices
plunged.
On the New York Stock Exchange,
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choke off any significant economic
recovery expected later this year.

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communique by the Council of
Ministers to Premier Gen. Wojciech
Jaruzelski. Also carried was a Polish
news agency report from Rome on
Polish Roman Catholic Primate Arch-
bishop Jozef Glemp's statement Sun-
day that there would be a place for
Solidarity in Poland.
Yesterdays developments came as an
East-West confrontation was brewing
in Spain over U.S. plans to condemn the
military government and its Soviet
supporters at the Madrid conference on
European security. U.S. Secretary of
State Alexander Haig plans to denounce
the military government in a speech
today, a move the Soviets have called a
"scheme" against detente and inter-
ference in Poland's affairs.
The Council of Ministers com-
munique said the martial law regime is
pledged to improve wages, housing,
food supply and opportunities for youth,
Details were not spelled out.
THE COMMUNIQUE stressed
Poland must rely less on the West for
imports and change its factory output
to reflect that, must increase trade with
socialist allies, and. become self-
sufficient in food production.
But officials speaking at a meeting of
provincial governors "nd mayors in
Warsaw predicted more shortages and

production cutbacks, Warsaw Radio
said.
Minister of Domestic Trade and Ser-
vices Zenon Komender said industrial
output would drop 10 percent during the
first quarter of 1982, compared with the
same periodlast year.
KOMENDER SAID supplies of meat
and meat products during the first
quarter would amount to 388,000 tons,
only enough to cover the present ration
system.
Admitting "irregularities in pricing
by certian producers," Komender said
government buyers should refuse to sign
contracts with producers' who charged
too much for their goods.
At the same meeting, Deputy Interior
Minister Boguslaw Stachura said riots
Jan. 30 in Gdansk were "provoked by
subversion centers from the West and
their supporters." But he said the
country was otherwise completely
calm.
WESTERN diplomats said embassies
had received a notice from the foreign
ministry over the weekend allowing
diplomatic staff to travel freely around
the country upon notification to
authorities 24 hours .in advance of the
.trip.

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students as he does faculty members."
Feiger said he feared "arbitrary"
elimination of students from the pool
*because of their activity in other,
runrelated University issues.
Frye emphasized that, in principle,
the would welcome student participation
,in implementation of the plan.
S"OUR OBJECTIVE" is to obtaitt
*substantive student participation.
SWe're not talking about student power,
rwe're talking about input," he said.
Under the present draft, a student
member of the Budget Priorities Com-
mittee, Jamie Moeller, is to participate
min "brainstorming" sessions with Frye,
;other members of the BPC, and Morton
Brown, the chairman of SACUA, in
eformulating preliminary lists of units
targeted for reviews.
Earlier, Frye had specified
W."priorities" of the reallocation plan as
-being faculty salaries, aid to graduate
tudents, research, equipment, and
"new intellectual thrusts"-creation of
-new academic programs, for example
in technology and science.
BUT HE yesterday modified that list
-to include as a priority "improvement
-of the teaching environment, methods,
=and incentives," and to emphasize the
;need for aid to married graduate
students.
Frye said the interest in teaching
-comes partly as a result of concerns
about the present overcrowding in
many classrooms.
"There is no question that further
reductions in -faculty and staff without
commensurate reductions in
enrollment will aggravate it (the'over-
crowding problem)." Frye said. But, he
said, the simple fact of program reduc-
-tions and eliminations would probably
*contribute to a decline in enrollment,
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despite the fact the University presen-
tly plans no cutbacks.
Frye said he wants to see. plans from
a number of units outlining how they in-
tend to improve the quality of instruc-
tion in their area in light of the over-
crowded situation. Among the
possibilities, he said, are redistribution
of work loads within units and use of
computer systems and other "modern
teaching methods."
IN ADDITION, Frye is proposing a
"bridging fund" of several million
dollars to allow selected units to post-
pone their cuts to allow more financial
leeway for planning.
With the bridging fund, the Univer-
sity would essentially grant the unit a
loan to delay cutting until ad-
ministrators had a chance to incor-
porate the cut into their financial
projections.
"Essentially what you're buying is an,
improvement in the quality of plan-

ning," Frye said. He said units that op-
ted to use the bridging fund would be
expected to pay interest at least equal
to the inflation rate on the funding they
"borrow" from the University.
"IN INFLATIONARY dollars, there
would be some penalty for delay," he
said.
Brown, chairman of SACUA, said his
group's reception of the proposed plan
was "basically supportive.
"We'd been looking forward to and
asking for this kind of plan ever since
we passed the 'smaller but better'
resolution last spring," he said.

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