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Page 2-Wednesday, November 3, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Industrial revolution
will displace workeN

A new industrial revolution is taking
hold in this country and as a result,
three million jobs will disappear, ac-
cording to one of the leaders of the Ann
Arbor-based Minority Technology
Computer Aid Design and Computer
Aid Manufacturing (CADCAM), as well+
as robotics will be the focus of the
coming revolution, according to council
co-founder Larry Crockett, and the
majority of the lost jobs will come from
minority workers unless action is taken
CREATION of the council came on
the heels of a robotics conference spon-
sored by a committee in the Univer-
sity's Institute of Science and
Technology, Crockett said, and of the
400 firms who attended, no minority
firms were represented. The lack of
representation and the coming
revolution prompted the formation of
the council, Crockett said.
The goal of the council, comprised of
educators and minority businessmen, is
"to make minority entrepreneurs
aware of high technology," said Marion
Krzyzowski, a member of the council.
"We're not aware of any other effort
like this in the country," Krzyzowski
SINCE ITS first meeting last March,
the council has' grown to include five
minority , businesses: O'Niel
Associates, Charles S. Davis and
Associates, Electronics Services
Technology, Computer Time Sharing,
and Lewis Metal Stamping. Last Spring
Larry Leatherwood, director of
Minority Business Enterprise in the
state Department of Commerce, was
named council chairperson.
5th Ava t lib uery 761-9700
WED.-1:10, 3:00, 4:50, 6:40,
8:30, 10:20
THUR: 6:40, 8:30

The Council sponsored a series of work-
shops October 11 during the Minority
Business Week program at Cobo Hall in
Detroit. In line with the theme of the
program, "The Role of Minorities in
High Technology," council member
Leo McAfee, an electrical and com-
puter engineering professor at the
University held a workshop on
education. C-S George Lee spoke on
robotics.Falasha Erwin, a University
alumnus, spoke on technology
education. Michigan alumnus Dave
Tarver, of Bell Laboratories in New
Jersey, also made a presentation on
small business opportunities.
The council's aim for Minority
Business Week last month said
Crockett, was "To change people's
education, catch people while they're
young and tell minorities they have to
shift gears." The coming years, accor-
ding to Crockett, will include more
robotics and CADCAM. "Computers
will design and a robot will manufac-
ture" most products.
MEMBERS OF the council say they
hope to expand the organization beyond
the Ann Arbor-Detroit area. The coun-
cil also hopes to incorporate and have a
minority technologist in the governor's
"Minority businesses have to make
some changes or they'll get lost in the
shuffle," said Crockett.
The council was initiated by IST
technology committee members
Marion Krzynowski, Derrick Scott, and
Anne Montario, professors Alfred Ed-
wards, School of Business Ad-
ministration, and McAfee; Crockett;
and representatives from Eastern
Michigan University, Western
Michigan University, and Shaw
Woman raped on E. "U"
A 20-year-old woman was raped early
Monday morning after being dragged
into an alley of of E. University near
East Quad dormitory. The woman
reportedly was walking alone on the 600
block of E. University, by Taco Bell
restaurant, when she was attacked at
about 2:30 a.m. Monday.
Police said yesterday that the woman
was confronted by a man who forced
her into a nearby alley and raped her.
Police described the woman's assailant
as a black male in his mid-30s, about
5'10", wearing a cream-colored spor-
tcoat and shirt.

Doily Photo by DOUG McMAHON

Stop down
A gravel truck ran into a telephone pole at Catherine and Ingalls streets
yesterday, causing a blow-up in a circuit box. Electricity in the area was out
for about an hour and the above traffic light at State and Washington streets
'U' scholars compile
12th-century dictionary

Tucked away in a building on S.
University, a team of researchers is
working on a 50-year-old project that
isn't expected to be completed until
Compiling a Middle English Dic-
tionary is an enormous task. The dic-
tionary, fashioned after the Oxford
English dictionary, will present the
English vocabulary as it was used
during 1100 through 1500.
ENGLISH scholars say the dic-
tionary is the only literary work of its
kind. "The MED will give a historical
picture of the use of a word," said
English Prof. Robert Lewis, who will
take charge of the project next year
when Prof. Sherman Kuhn retires.
The MED, contains a list of citations
for each word, including the earliest
and latest date of use. A citation is a
listing of various spellings and
meanings of a word.
Lewis said the first date given for a
word in the MED "is only a kind of
rough gauge to its first occurence,"
because the word was undoubtedly
spoken for a time before it was recor-
ded. "We try to give a citation for
every 25 years," he added.
THE DICTIONARY'S entries vary in
length from a few lines for a rare word
to 24 columns for the verb ben ("to
Currently, 18 people are working on

the MED, four of whom are professors.
Work on the MED began at the Univer-
sity in 1930. Since the MED is published
in volumes, some letters are already
released, while others are still being
processed. The MED staff is now
editing the letter "S" and publishing
Although a project the size of the
MED will never have to be repeated,
Lewis said he feels a supplement will be
necessary in about 100 years. 'It would
not be a very large supplement, but it
would correct any errors and add some
new citations," he said. As one gets in-
to 'S', one can see all sorts of things one
could've done with earlier letters.
"IN ORDER to speed up the project,
we ought to have some kind of com-
puter system by 1983," said Lewis. As
for the projected completion by 1990, he
said, "A great deal depends on whether
we can get finances beyond 1985. Fun-
ding is always uncertain on projects
like this one."
Lewis came from Indiana to aid in the
project. "The MED is probably the
single most important project in Middle
English studies and it's a challenge to
be in on the finishing up of it," he said.
"I think every word has its own
challenge. If one takes his business
seriously, every word is exciting."
Lewis claimed the Middle English
Dictionary will be indispensable to
anyone interested in Middle English
history and literature.

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Marines move into E. Beirut
Marine patrols will move into East Beirut today to help the Lebanese ar-
my disarm Phalangist militiamen and clear the area of illegal weapons.
It will mark the first time the Marines have left the relatively secure area
around Beirut's airport since they arrived Sept. 29.
In the mountains east of Beirut, right-wing Christian Phalangist
militiamen were locked in battle with Moslem Druze militiamen for the
second straight day. State-run Beirut Radio said four people were killed and
12 wounded in the fighting.
Yesterday, Lebanese President Amin Gemayel returned from Morocco
where King Hassan reportedly offered to contribute thousands of troops to
the multi-national peacekeeping force in Lebanon. Israel immediately rejec-
ted the idea.
Black youths riot in London
LONDON- A group of "white anarchists" inspired the outbreak of violen-
ce overnight among young blacks in Brixton, the rundown area of south Lon-
don that was the scene of fierce rioting 16 months ago, police said yesterday.
But in the depressed, racially tense district, blacks on the street said
police harassment and thoughtless actions of housing officials had caused
the unrest in which six people, including two policemen, were injured.
Some young blacks warned of more street battles like those of last year
that left 324 people injured, including 279 policemen.
About half of Brixton's 80,000 residents are black and 80 percent of black
residents under 25 are unemployed.
"If they continue to patrol the streets and stop us even talking to one
another, there will be more riots," said one black of West Indian descent,
who declined to give his name.
Monday's rioting involved about 400 black youths and nearly 500 police of-
The fighting started after municipal workers deanolished three houses and
repossessed six others in Railton Road, where last year's riots began.
The houses, owned by the local Lambeth Council, had been occupied by
squatters. Police said some were informal drinking and gambling dens that
had drawn complaints from neighbors.
Iran launches new offensive
Iran launched its second major offensive in a month, recapturing 100
square miles of territory, strategic oil wells and outposts seized by Iraq at
the start of the Persian Gulf War, Tehran radio said yesterday.
The Iranian offensive, launched late Monday, was Iran's second major
drive in a month. On Oct. 1, Iran mounted a huge offensive around the nor-
thern Iraqi town of Mendali to gain a toehold inside Iraq for'a push against
Baghdad 80 miles away.
But the attack failed after 10 days.
The Iranian News Agency said the latest attack was "solely aimed at
regaining Iranian territory" seized by Iraq at the start of the war.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, however, said the attack was
Pope meets Spanish leaders
MADRID, Spain- Pope John Paul II shook hands with Spain's Socialist
premier-designate yesterday, then hours later spoke out against the new
leader's campaign pledges to liberalize laws on divorce, contraception and
The Roman Catholic pontiff said his meeting with Felipe Gonzalez, whose
Socialist Party won last week's general election by a landslide, should
"remove any doubts-if there ever were any-about my respect for the
country's freely elected leaders."
He told Gonzalez and other political and military leaders the church
respects "the temporal order of things" but must make itself heard on mat-
ters "that have to do with God and influence the conscience of his children, in
their private and public lives.
John Paul followed up with one of his strongest statements on what his
church calls "family issues" at a twilight, open-air "Mass for the Christian
Family." Police estimated 1.5 million people jammed the Paseo de la
Castellana, one of Madrid's main arteries.
Denouncing abortion, his voice rising with emotion, he asked: "What sen-
se is there to speak about the dignity of man and his fundamental rights if
you don't protect an innocent or if you allow doctors and public or private
(medical) services to destroy defenseless human lives?"
Polish press mocks Solidarity
WARSAW, Poland- The government, in a new tactic aimed at countering
Solidarity's call for a nationwide strike, yesterday ridiculed underground
unionists as bungling and indecisive.
The front-page commentary in the government daily Republic. came as
new posters printed by the authorities appeared around Warsaw showing a
fist smashing a plate-glass window and emblazoned with the word
Solidarity's leaders, angered by the outlawing of their union by
Parliament on Oct. 8, have called for eight-hour strikes Nov. 10, the date that
the Supreme Court in 1980 ordered Solidarity registered as an independent
The underground leaders also are calling for demonstrations and a week
of protests in December to make the first anniversary of the Dec. 13
declaration of martial law.

"Who and what will win?" asked the government newspaper. "Will it be
the vital interests of our nation and state, or the ambitions of the Bujaks (a
.union leader) and those who are hidden and directing his underground?"
"We must strike as our wives are begging us to bring home not salaries but
leaflets, dismissal notices and bruises," the paper taunted. "Because
striking is the only road to achieving anarchy in Poland."
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Wednesday, November 3, 1982
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Visiting writers to kick off
new grad program at 'U'

Kicking off a new graduate degree
program, the University's English
department is sponsoring a writers-
in-residence program featuring visits
by prominent contemporary literary
The first of these promotional
seminars will begin Nov. 8 with a week-
long visit from Carolyn Forche, an
award-winning poet whose recent
works center on the El Salvador crisis.
FORCHE WAS asked to come to the
University because "she is a major
poet who is just beginning her career,"
according to Larry Goldstein, an
associate English professor. Her most
recent book, The Country Between us,

"has aroused more attention than I can
remember," he said.
Goldstein said the seminars are
designed to "announce, celebrate, and-
initiate" the Masters of Fine Arts
degree in Creative Writing, a new two-
year program which is scheduled to
begin in the Fall 1983 semester.
In addition to Forche, two other
nationally-known authors will be par-
ticipating in this new program. Seamus
Heaney, an Irish poet who is currently
teaching at Harvard.University, will be
on campus for a week in January and
novelist Mary Lou Settle will be here in

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