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A warmer So what
Increasingly cloudy today with a
W high in the upper 30s.
See Editorial, Page 4
Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. XCiII, No. 78 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, January 6, 1983 Free Issue Eight Pages

Reagan vows cuts
in federal deficits

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Reagan
vowed last night to curb federal deficits
n the years ahead and denied that he
has gone overboard on defense spen-
ding. And he declared anew that
"we're on the road to the kind of
recovery we have been talking about."
His first New Year news conference
turned quickly to the subject that
dominated those before: the economic
slump and the deficit-plagued federal
REAGAN, despite complaints a day
earlier that his spending program was
headed for what Republican Sen. Paul
Laxalt of Nevada called "terrifying"
levels, said he wouldn't discuss budget
details because "there are no decisions
that have been made."
"I will look at everything," he said.
But he did say that "clearly," we're
facing very big deficits unless we take
action, and we will because deficits are
unacceptably large in the out years."
Reagan's own team of economic ad-

visers have warned that red'ink could
hit $300 billion by 1988 without defense
cuts and tax increases.
THE PRESIDENT said he does not
think the economy is deteriorating fur-
ther. Rather, he said, the indicators
point to improvement.
Reagan acknowledged congressional
and public concern over his insistence
on increases in defense spending. He
said that stems from a drumbeat of
claims that "we are overboard" on the
military budget. He said it isn't so, in-
sisting that his program is not out of
line with past spending as a percentage
of the gross national product.
Reagan opened his nationally broad-
cast news conference by announcing
the nomination of Elizabeth Hanford
Dole to become secretary of transpor-
tation - and the first woman to head a
Cabinet agency in his administration.
HIE CHOSE Dole to succeed Drew
Lewis, who resigned to become head of
a cable television firm.
Dole, wife of Kansas Sen. Robert

Dole, has been White House assistant
for public liaison. Reagan said she will
be succeeded in that post by Faith Ryan
Whittlesey, now ambassador to Swit-
Reagan then turned to questions that
focused on the economy and his up-
coming budget. Earlier he was por-
trayed as rejecting the entreaties of his
own advisers and congressinal allies
for Pentagon cuts and tax increases,
believing instead the nation can return
to economic health despite massive
federal deficits...
REAGAN'S economic team and top
Republicans in Congress have com-
plained that without scaling back the
defense buildup and enacting some new
taxes, federal spending could it $300
billion in red ink by 1988.
Reagan said up to half the projected:
federal deficit is due to unemployment,
and the other half is "built-in increase"
that nobody can do anyting about unless
federal laws are changed to revise en-
titlement programs.

California im ages Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
The Michigan Marching Band performs at Disneyland last week in a pre-Rose Bowl show. Saturday's Daily will
feature two full pages of photographs capturing the excitement, flair, and heartbreak of Michigan's trip to Pasadena.

WSU begins engineering

By SHARON SILBAR "We are very enc
Despite gloomy projections of cutbacks in recognition of our ne
state and federal aid, Wayne State University facility and their k
officials are forging ahead with a $12 million trnds Lobenherzls
construction project to upgrade their AL THUG cons
engineering department and keeping their begin before the s
fingers crossed that the state will agree to WSU information
foot the bill. WU rsasion
About $2 million has already been pledged "Weth she number
by private industry toward the project, which doublg, existing f
would overhaul WSU's engineering depar-
tment, but college officials are still waiting to
hear whether the state will pay the rest. IW M
Meanwhile, final project plans are being
drawn up to expand and renovate three By JERRY ALIOTT
engineering buildings. By JERRY ALITI
THE STATE already has shown interest in In the 1930s, it w
the project. It earlier gave WSU officials pot." The 1970s brow;
$150,000 to start detailed planning of the con- hand. For the 1980s,
struction work. a computer on every
"This is basically planning money," said At least that's w
William Lobenherz, vice president for gover- Michigan Universit
nmental affairs at WSU. "Additionally, the as they've just insti
state has appropriated approximately as a graduation requ
$100,000 to complete the plans and begin con- st school in the state
struction, but that hasn't even been touched STARTING THIS
yet." majors in fine arts t
The state appropriations have indicated to required to learn b
P WSU officials that there is a good chance the "We're trying to ex
state will come through with the $10 million.
City drops
charges against
dtdent hurt
in game melee
Charges have been dropped against a Toronto student who was
clipped by a police nightstick while trying to rush a Michigan
stadium goal post after last November's Purdue game.
Chief county prosecutor William Delhey said yesterday that he
will not pursue misdemeanor charges against the student, Jeffrey
Patterson, stemming from his attempt to join a crowd of fans
rushing a police line around the goal post.
ANN ARBOR police officer Walter Willard accidentally struck
Patterson in the head with his nightstick during the incident, ac-
cording to Delhey. Patterson was treated at University hospital for
a concussion and bleeding.

ouraged with legislative
eed for renovation for this
keeping our planning on
said. "We're hopeful that
truction isn't scheduled to
ummer, Bob MacDonald,
officer, described the
ion as one of emergency.
of engineering students
acilities are busting at the

seams," he said.
Lobenherz said that the problem was not
only one of overcrowding, but one of danger.
"Many of the renovations will simply amount
to bringing current buildings up to code," he
IN ALL, there will be three major projects.
The main engineering building will be
renovated to contain primarily laboratory
space, and an addition will be constructed to
replace lost office space. "We're building new

was "a c
ught a ca
it looksl
'hat offic
y in Kal
ituted ac
to do so.
fall, ever
o poultry
asic com
pose stud

to require compu
micro-computer," said James Powell,
hicken in every chairman of the school's math department. "I
lcuator in very think that's the future."
like there will be Most other faculty members agree that the
program devoted to developing computer
literacy is a step in the right direction.
ials ao believe, "It is a thoughtful initiative," said William
omputer , course Combs, chairman of the English department
WMUite fr- at WMU. "I am generally sympathetic with
. WMU is the fir- the program and I think we should go forward
ry student-from with it," he said.
r sctrdce-will be BRUCE CLARKE, dean of Arts and Scien-
sctarfunctions.. ces at WMU, said computers seem to be the
putrdirection in which the world is moving.
dents here to the "Anyone without computer literacy would

office space instead of new lab space because
it's a lot cheaper," Lobernherz said.
The engineering technology building will be
renovated to bring it up to code, and the
biomechanics building will also undergo some
structural changes.
These renovations will reduce the number
of engineering buildings from nine to three.
The other six buildings, mostly converted
houses, will be closed.
ter iteracy
have the same disadvantage as someone who
is illiterate," he said.
"The response has been extremely positive
by both students and faculty as polls have in-
dicated," said Clarke. "It is one thing that has
brought the University together during a time
of economic hardships."
On the other hand, an art education major
at WMU, Georganna Gifton, agrees with the
computer revolution but is quite unhappy
with its consequences. "It's a good idea just
because everything is turning that way, but
it's too bad people don't use their brains more
than machines," Gifton said.
AND SOME professors in fields unrelated
See WMU,Page2

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Pictured in a poor quality family photo are Russell and
Ruby Grafton, an elderly couple who drove 4,000 miles
in nine days searching for their home.
Elderly coup'le
gets lost, drives
4,000 miles
CARMAN, Ill. (AP)- An elderly farm couple who
apparently got lost and wandered for nine days and
4,000 miles along back roads after delivering a Christ-
mas gift were found yesterday, unharmed but disorien-
Their odyssey had taken them across the heart of
Illinois, possibly as far north as Chicago and as far
south as Paducah, Ky., and maybe into Kentucky, In-
diana and Missouri.
RUSSELL GRAFTON, 77, and his wife Ruby, 74,
were the object of a statewide search after relatives
reported them missing on Monday.
The family's efforts to locate the couple through the
powers of a water dowser, who attempted to locate the
couple with his forked divining rod, failed.
But after news accounts of the missing couple
brought reports of sightings, the couple turned up
Tuesday night at a motel in Alton, about 150 miles
south of their home near the Mississippi River.
See LOST, Page 2


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Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Big Brother?
This sign is being used by campus crime fighters to reduce thefts at the University. One man has been arrested for
allegedly stealing more than 20 typewriters. See story, Page 3.

They keep trying
W HEN THE TINY town of Spivey's Corners,
N.C. applied for permission to host the 1982
Super Bowl, it really didn't expect an answer.
But the 49 residents of the Sampson County
town will be the subject of a two-hour NBC special just
before the Superbowl on Jan. 30. "It was just a tongue-in-

pound cheerleader," Godwin said of Turner. "She does a
'basque hollar.' It's just a long holler-it'll just about ring
your ears when she does it." The Super Bowl is being held
in Pasadena. Bowl rejection isn't the only disappoin-
tment Spivey's Corner has had in the past few years. The
town put in a bid as the site for the 1984 Olympics but Los
Angeles was chosen instead. Spivey's Corner also invited
the Shah of Iran to come visit when he was seeking political
asylum. "We never did hear from him," said Godwin. D

that the time has come for safety in the local store as well,"
said Robert Keston, vice president of New York-based
Babysafe Inc., the belts' manufacturer. The reason, Kaston
said, is most children's abundant curiosity. "Children are.
often tempted to reach for products. as their parents do,
and all too often fall from the cart into shelving, or dif-
ferent types of casing, which results in serious injury," he.
said. The next supermarket innovation? Carts equipped
with inflatable airbags.

" 1943 - The girls of six University dormitories gathered
to discuss the college woman's contribution to the future
* 1940 - It was announced that the first 1940 All-Campus
T-Dance would feature a novelty quiz entitled "We're
Right-You're Wrong."
* 1912 - Percival Blanchard, a Michigan sophomore was
awarded a Rhodes scholarship.



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