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Vl. XCIII No. 64
Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, November 21, 1982
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QSU drops 'M'
By BOB WOJNOWSKI Marek "e d mi" t'sn
Special to the Daily Marek intercepted Smiths ne
and returned it to the Wolverine
COLUMBUS- In the rain and slop line After the Michigan defex
that was Ohio Stadium yesterday, the fened, freshman kicker Rich S
Michigan Wolverines drowned beneath came on to kick a 33-yard fi
a deluge of turnovers and fell to Ohio which closed out the scoring. N5
State, 24-14 in front of 90,252 delirious See BUCKS,
Michigan quarterback Steve Smith
threw three interceptions and fumbled
the ball twice, while Flanker Anthony ;
Carter committed the crucial turnover
which led to the game-winning touch- ,
down midway through the fourth quar-
er. The Wolverines squandered
scoring opportunities, enhanced new
ones for the Buckeyes, and rankled
their coach, Bo Schembechler.
"WE JUST gave them the ball game, y'
growled Schembechler after the game.
"We just handed it to them. We didn't
lose it, we gave it away."
Of all the miscues, none was more
crucial than Carter's fumble on the
Wolverine 14-yard line with 7:40
remaining in the game. The senior
&speedster, playing the trailing back in a
newly-instituted option play, was hit as
soon as he received a pitch from Smith
and coughed up the ball to Ohio State
defensive back Doug Hill. Buckeye
tailback Tim Spencer then capped a
quick three-play drive with a one-yard
touchdown dive to put Ohio State on top,
21-14 with 6:21 remaining.
Ohio State tailback Tim Spencer dives over the goal line in the fourth quarter to give the Buckeyes a 21-14 lead, and as it
turned out, the game. Spencer ripped the Michigan defense for 124 yards and clinched the Big Ten rushing title in the
process. On the sideline (insert), the Buckeyes celebrate their first touchdown.
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
" Black student groups tries
to revive spirit of BAM
By SHARON SILBAR
Twelve years ago, a group of black students
who were dissatisfied with their position and
situation at the University decided to do
*something about it. And support for the
famous Black Action Movement student
strike essentially shut down the University
for about two weeks.
Since then, the activism hasn't been nearly
as strong. But some black students today are
trying to revive the spirit of BAM.
AT A teach-in yesterday entitled "Twelve
years after BAM and on . . .," the Black
Student Union invited experts and students to
remember the historic strike, and discuss the
*future of blacks at the University.
"The bottom line is that after the teach-in
and preach-in, it is very important that some
concrete strategies are made," said Walter
Allen, professor of sociology and the Center
for Afroamerican and African Studies, and
one of the speakers. Students are "in a
position to change the situation," he said.
Natural Resources Professor Bunyan
Bryant stressed the importance of making
people aware of the problem. "When blacks
and minorities are the most vocal,l at least
some whites tuck in their racism," he said.
'When blacks and minorities are the most vocal,
at least some whites tuck in their racism. When
you don't have that support, the racism becomes
much more blatant.'
Natural Resources professor
"When you don't have that support, the
racism becomes much more blatant."
IN THE keynote address given Friday
night, speaker Ernie Allen, head of W.E.B.
DuBois department at the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst, also discussed the
problems resulting from a lack of com-
"We have few institutional links in terms of
passing information from generation to
generation," he said. "We have not developed
those institutions that will teach how to
struggle, which forms are successful, and
which are not."
Before Allen's speech Friday, Political
Science Teaching Assistant Tony Carrasco
gave a pre-keynote address, citing the "moral
responsibility" every student has to learn
"what BAM was all about,"
YESTERDAY'S events consisted of four
workshops, held at East Quad, which focused
on South Africa, the history of the BAM
strike, racism at the University, and the state
of black America. About 80 people attended
and approximately one third of them were not
Although that number is small compared to
those who supported the BAM strike, Allen
said the turnout was impressive. "Really, you
have a sizeable contingent," he said. "I know
the talent (of the teach-in organizers)-it's
See TEACH-IN, Page 13
Four convicts escaped late
last night from Ann Arbor's
Washtenaw County Jail on
Hogback Rd., according to
spokesman Mark Ptaszck.
study sa ys
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON- Ninety-four per-
cent of the money from federal income
tax breaks goes to only 4.4 percent of
the nation's taxpayers-those earning
more than $50,000 a year-according to
a study conducted by the Treasury
The study, according to Rep. Henry
Reuss (D-Wis.) who released the
figures, shows that some revenue losses
resulting from tax breaks provided un-
der existing law "have exceedingly
regressive impacts on our tax system.'
The Treasury study ranked the ex-
clusion of interest on state and local
bonds as the most 'regressive'
revenue loss because taxpayers with
income of over $50,000 a year get 94.1
percent of the benefits.
According to the study, high-income
taxpayers also get more than 63 percent
of the $13.2 billion worth of tax breaks
from long-term capital gains on other
than home sales.
WHILE THE study indicated that
these and certain other tax credits
benefit high-income taxpayers more
than others, they do not result in the
biggest tax losses to the federal gover-
Reuss also noted that taxpayers with
See FEDERAL, Page 6
Daily Photo by LISA CHRISTIE
Speaking at BSU teach-in yesterday, (left to right) Shirley
Burgoyne, Avis Stubbs, Bunyan Bryant and Leonard Corbin
called for greater student awareness of the BAM strike
twelve years ago.
DETROIT (UPI) - Imported cars
run successfully on their fuel-efficient
reputations, but statistics show 1983
domestic autos get better gas mileage
than foreign cars in almost every
Each year, the Environmental
Protection Agency divides all passen-
ger cars - domestic and foreign - into
23 weight classes that range from 2,000
pounds to 5,500 pounds.
In six weight classes there is no direct
competition between domestic and
foreign cars. For example, there are no
American-made autos in the two
lightest weight gas-engine classses,
which include the Civic and Starlet.
Likewise, there are no foreign autos
in the heaviest weight categories.
In 17 categories, however, a direct
comparison can be made. Of these
autos, foreign makes win the fuel
economy race in only one weight class-
3,375 pounds, where the MPG average
of the Toyota Cressida and Datsun
280ZX beat out autos like the Ford LTD
and AMC Concord.
One year ago, the EPA's chart
showed direct competition in
weight classes. Domestics were
ahead in 14, one was a tie and foreign
cars took one class. "The message is
very clear," claims Ford Motor Co.
analyst L. Raymond Windecker. "In
the mass markets, domestic cars give
the best fuel economy choice."
Windecker said the EPA statistics
directly contradict the long-held per-
ception by most Americans that foreign
cars get better mileage. He said this
has not been true since the end of the
"Even five years ago, we used to
break even on the weight classes," he
Studies show fuel economy is one of
the most important considerations for
the new car buyers of the 1980s. It is the
top or No. 2 consideration of small-car
buyers and mid-size and large car pur-
chasers say they also take miles per
gallon into account.
That fresh-baked aroma
JURY OF Clarion, Iowa didn't award a cent to a
bakery owner whose stock was ruined by a stuck
skunk. The Wright County District Court jury
decided that Larry Conlon wasn't entitled to
damages from the city of Clarion, population 2,900, or from
police officer John Ofstethun, who was forced to shoot the
wild animal. The skunk became wedged in the front door of
-the downtown bakery on Oct. 10, 1981, when a boy noticed
that it was following him inside and shut the door on its foot,
R ESEARCHERS WITH stopwatches and notebooks
have taken up positions in school restrooms in a
$45,000 study to see whether Florida is flushing money down
the drain by building too many toilets. "It borders on an in-
vasion of privacy," said Tallahassee Community College
faculty member Brian Dunmyer. "What they did wasn't
very subtle," said the college's president, Fred Turner.
State officials say the study, funded by the 1981 Legislature,
could save taxpayers money if it concludes that current
building codes result in too many bathrooms in public
schools. For the current fiscal year, the state has budgeted
nesday. Researchers said they considered methods that
wouldn't require placing people in bathrooms, like in-
stalling flush meters. "Some people don't flush and others
flush 30 times,'so that wasn't accurate," White said. "We
decided having someone inside was the only way ... and
the state agreed. It was not a savory approach, but it was
the best one." Students at Florida State and Florida A&M
universities earn $5 an hour watching restrooms in elemen-
tary and secondary schools, as well as the community
college. For the past two Wednesdays, a monitor was
stationed in a woman's bathroom at Tallahassee Com-
munity College. Holding a stopwatch, she took notes every
15 seconds on such questions as did people use fixture No. 1,
fourth costliest war in United States history.
Also on this date in history:
" 1932-Rumors of an "epidemic food poisoning" among
residents at Mosher-Jordan Hall were quelled by Dr.
Warren Forsyth, director of Health Service. He said that a
few mild cases of acute enteritis were under supervision at
the dorm but the condition was not serious.
" 1949-An estimated 3,500-4,000 students cast their
ballots in the first day of all-campus elections.
" 1951-The N. Atlantic Allies set sail to create a five-
nation naval fire brigade to guard English Channel ports
and bases along the British and European coasts.
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