The Michigan Daily-Sunday, September 12, 1982-Page 3
GROTON, Conn. (AP) - The
nation's second Trident submarine,
the USS Michigan, was commissioned1
yesterday with Navy officials
praising its nuclear weapons as a
deterrent to war and protesters con
demning them as an instrument of
Eleven protesters were arrested in
a demonstration outside the Electric
Boat shipyard before the
comissioning ceremony, which
marked the Navy's acceptance of the Y
huge, nuclear-powered submarine in-
to the fleet.
WITH THE Michigan's 300-memberx :
crew standing at attention on deck,
speakers assured the audience of 1,000
people that the Trident - the Navy'sJ
deadliest weapon - would keep the
"With the coming of this ship, the
Michigan . . we continue to under-
write the safety of this country and k
the free world," said Vice Adm.
Steven White, comander of the Navy's
Atlantic submarine force,
"Let me tell you, the Russians are.
afraid ... the Russians have cause to
be afraid. Without question, I com-
mand the best submarine force in the GROTON, CONN., POLICE
world. I know it and they know it,".he Dynamics Corp. Shipyard. Th
TIE MICHIGAN - almost two foot- "It's a belief that ... the n
ball fields long and displacing 18,700 arms race is a trap, a mistak
tons'- will be equipped with 24 Trident said.
1 missiles, each bearing several ABOUT 30 minutes befor
nuclear warheads. ceremony, nine protesters
Ouide the shipyard gates, the Rev. through the barricades alonr
RobertWashabaugh of Ledyard, one of street outside the main gat
three Roman Catholic priests among hurled a large plastic bag of as
the protesters, said that opposition to to the area where dignitaries
the Trident and other nuclear walking. The protesters then
weapons is "really trying to be true to themselves down onto the stre
the gospel." began screaming.
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haul off an unidentified protester yesterday outside the Electric Boat Division General
he woman was in a group protesting against the commissioning of a Trident submarine.
The incident forced officials to
reroute the line of dignitaries through
the crowd of about 250 protesters, who
began chanting, "Trident is death!
Trident is death! "
Two other protesters were arrested
for defacing an American flag, and all
were dragged to a police van to the
cheers of the other demonstrators.
Groton Police Chief Joseph Sandora
said the demonstration was about one-
tenth the size of the protest in Novem-
ber when the nation's first Trident
submarine, the USS Ohio, was com-
Now that it has been commissioned,
the Michigan will be fitted with elec-
tronic equipment in New London
before leaving for tests off the Florida
coast. However, Navy officials would
not provide a timetable for the
testing, as is their procedure. Its
eventual homeport will be in Bangor,
Army helicopter crash kills 44
% .- - - -
W MANNHEIM, West Germany (AP) -
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed onto a
West German highway and exploded
yesterday during an international air
show, killing all 44 people aboard as
thousands of horified spectators wat-
Iched, officials said.
The victims were said to include five
American crew members and
skydivers from at least three other
THE CRASH was one of the worst
helicopter accidents on record.
Two cars were hit by flying debris but
the startled motorists escaped unin-
jured, police said, adding that traffic
was unusually light at the time.
"All we heard was a bang and we
looked up and pieces of the rotor blades
started flying, through the air and the
helicopter just went into a nosedive
immediately and crashed into the
ground," said Derk Stepnblitz who was
among about 10,000 people attending
St. Mary's Catholic Chapel will hold its third annual Street Fair today,
complete with jugglers, clowns, balloons, and free drinks. Thompson Street
between William and Liberty will be closed to traffic and exhibits will take
over the pavement. According to the event's organizers, the fair, which will
be held between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., "is to provide an opportunity for all
returnipg faculty, staff, and students to learn what opportunities for in-
volvement and service are available at St. Mary's."
CFT-Sleeper, 1:45, & 7 p.m.; Annie Hall, 3:30 & 8:45 p.m.; Love and
Death, 5:15 & 10:30 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Hill Street-Sallah, 7 & 9p.m., Hill St.
C2-Sunday, Bloody Sunday, 7 p.m.; Klute, 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
CG-My Fair Lady, 6 & 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Alternative Action - Cinderella, 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5,6:30 & 8 p.m., MLB 4.
Q-K Productions-Deep Throat, 6:30, 7:45, 9:10 & 10:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
CFT-Yellow Submarine, 7 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Near Eastern & N. African Studies - Phil Habil, Bassam Tibi, "Middle
Eastern & Islamic Studies in Germany," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Chemistry - Inorganic Thesis Colloquium, William Wilson, "NMR In-
vestigations of Anionic Tin Clusters," 4 p.m., 1200 Chemistry Bldg.
SACUA - Meeting, 1:15 p.m., 4025 Administration Bldg.
Hospitals - New Volunteer organizational meeting, 7 p.m., 6th level am-
phitheater, Main Hospital.
Women's Resources Club - Meeting, 7:30 p.m., West Rackham Conferen-
LSA - Faculty meeting, 4:10 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Christian Science Organization - Meeting, 7:15 p.m., 3909 Union.
Men's Glee Club - Mass meeting, 7 p.m., Union Anderson Room.
Women Painters - 31st Annual Exhibition, Rackham galleries.
the air show in this southwestern in-
"AS SOON AS it hit the ground, there
was just this huge explosion with smoke
and flames," said Steenblitz, a
He said the families of some
parachutists apparently lead been
waiting in the field and "were carried
away ... in shock.. . by ambulance."
After taking off from the nearby
Neuostheim airfield, "the pilot radioed
the control tower to say he wished to
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Per capita
personal income rose 10.7 percent
nationwide last year to nearly $10,500,
with Alaska ranking as the richest state
in the union and Mississippi the poorest,
the government reported yesterday.
±Since prices rose 8.5 percent between
1980 and 1981, the report noted, the in-
come figure means most Americans did
a good job of keeping ahead of inflation
during the year. The rise in per capita
income exceeded or equalled the
national climb in, prices in 44 states, it
THE AVERAGE income per person
was $10,491 in 1981, up from $9,480 the
year before, the Commerce Depar-
tment's Bureau of Economic Analysis
The figures put Alaska's per capita
income at $13,763, the highest in the
nation, while Mississippi's was $7,408,
the lowest. Michigan's average was
The report said the ten states with the
largest percentage increases in income
last year were North Dakota,
Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Arkan-
sas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana,
Vermont, and New York.
The ten states with the smallest per-
centage increases were Michigan,
Wyoming, Nevada, Wisconsin, Oregon,
New Mexico, Hawaii, Utah, West
Virginia and Alaska.
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come in and land," Mayor Wilhelm
Varnholt told reporters.
THE PILOT did not say he was in
trouble, Varnholt said.
"He didn't have a chance to put down
that chopper safely," a spokesman at
the Neuostheim control tower said in a
telephone interview. He reported
seeing the Chinook lose one blade from
the rear rotor, then others.
"The pilot did not have a chance," he
A photographer returning from the
scene said the chopper hit a divider,
scattering debris. across all four lanes
of the autobahn.
THERE WAS no official report on the
cause of the crash, but Varnholt said a
bolt undernearth the rotor blade ap-
parently came loose. "The tran-
smission was ripped apart," he said.
A spokesman at Mannheim police
headquarters said the helicopter
carried five American crew members
and 39 skydivers from England, France,
and West German - believed to be
mostly civilians participating in the
Mannheim Air Show.
Varnholt said the skydivers belonged
to clubs in West Germany, and Man-
nheim's sister cities of Toulon, France,
and Swansea, Wales. Some American
guests were also aboard, he added.
A local radio station reporting from
the crash scene, Suedwestfunk One,
said the victims included two American
soldiers and five American crew mem
bers, 23 Frenchmen, seven Britons, six
West Germans and a Canadian woman.
No names were available.
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