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Vol. XCIV - No. 8 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday September 16, 1983 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Japanese
find U.S.
passengers
belongings
on coast
From AP and UPI
Japanese searchers found the first be-
longings of a U.S. passenger aboard
downed Korean Air Lines Flight 007
yesterday.
Japanese police said searchers on the
northern Hokkaido coast found the
business card of Kathy Brown-Spier, 35,
of New York.
THE CARD, listing the name of her
New York employer, Huk-A-Poo
clothing manufacturers, was the first
piece of identification belonging to one
of the Americans aboard the plane.
Searchers also found pieces of human
flesh and wreckage believed to be from
the downed airliner. So far, the remains
of at least five people have been found.
As the search continued for the 15th
day, Japan's Maritime Safety Agency
reported the 12,000-ton Soviet rescue
ship Georgi Kozumin was seen
retrieving a small submarine at a point
about 20 miles north of the Soviet island
of Moneron.
THE AGENCY said red and orange
buoys were seen in the water where the
Spviet craft was raised, raising
speculation that the Soviets may have
found the main wreckage of the Boeing
747.
The agency said 21 Soviet ships were
in the area. Officials said the Soviets
were searching in international waters,
20 miles north of Moneron island.
A U.S. Navy tug, the USS Naragan-
sett, scanned the ocean floor for signs of
the airliner's black box, containing the
vital record of the plane's final
minutes.
IN WASHINGTON, President Reagan
told Portuguese leader, Antonio
Ramalho Eanes yesterday the Western
allies must "rededicate ourselves to the
defense of human freedom" as a legacy
to the people killed aboard Korean Air
Lines Flight 007:
In welcoming Eanes to the White
House, Reagan said the Russian
downipig of the KAL jumbo jet with 269
aboard "sickened the world," but
should strengthen free nations.
"The Korean Air Lines massacre
reminds us that although we in the West
belong to a community of nations that
strives to do good, others in the world
do not shrink from doing evil," Reagan
said.
THE MEETING came as the Inter-
national Civil Aviation Organization
convened an emergency session in
Montreal to condemn the Soviet action
and as the Soviet airline Aeroflot closed
its U.S. offices under sanctions imposed
by Reagan.
A resolution condemning the Soviets
was virtually certain to pass at the
Montreal-based U.N. agency. No nation
on the council has veto power.
In Moscow, international restrictions
on air traffic with Moscow incon-
venienced many tourists but a U.S. con-
sular official said none were stranded.
After President Reagan issued an
edict earlier this week barring passage
to anyone with connecting tickets on
Aeroflot flights, Moscow's state-run
airline retaliated Wednesday by rejec-
ting all airline tickets issued by U.S.
carriers.
NATO nations, with the exception of

France, Turkey, and Greece, began a
two-week boycott of the Soviet airline
Aeroflot yesterday.

'U' votes to
axe Engin.
Humanities

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By SHARON SILBAR
and
JACKIE YOUNG
A year of uncertainty for the College
of Engineering's weakened humanities
department came to an end yesterday
with the University Regents
unanimously approving a plan to
gradually eliminate the department.
At their monthly meeting, the Regen-
ts also delayed until today their
decision on a new dean for the School of
Education and budget cuts for the
financially troubled school, and
withheld approval of the University's
1983-84 budget, deferring a decision un-
til next month.
Under the plan, LSA would gradually
begin teaching literature to engineering
students though courses in
"Technology and Society" and
technical communication would remain
in the college.
* Over the past few years, seven
faculty members have left the depar-
tment, but the college has not replaced
2 the professors, causing some class sizes-
to balloon from 35 to 80students.
"Humanities is central to the
y engineering curriculum, (but) the
department of humanities is not central
to the mission of the College of
Engineering," said Billy Frye, vice
president for academic affairs and
provost.
Frye told the Regents it is hard to
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER predict now what the economic advan-
tages of phasing out the program will
be, but said it would not be worth it to
of Natural History. rebuild the department which has lost
so many faculty members.

Booking it
LSA freshman Wil Cwikiel lounges outdoors while reading in front of the Museum
Shi~t~sprotest
U.S. policy in
Lati~n A-merica

Engineering Dean James Duderstadt
said the decision to discontinue the
department would be "not just in the
best interests of the faculty, but good for
the University generally." Duderstadt
said the move also would encourage a
"broad and liberal" education for
engineering students.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) said
he thought the move was an "excellent
idea" and should be carried out "as
rapidly as possible."
Although no decision was made about
the recommended 40 percent cut in the
School of Education budget, the Regen-
ts and the University's executive of
ficers discussed the reports of several
key University committees which
reviewed the school and heard com-
ments from the outgoing dean and her
proposed successor.
The School of Education was one of
three University schools slated for
major . cutbacks 20 months ago.
Reviews of the School of Natural
Resources and the art school led to cuts
of 25 percent and 18 percent respec-
tively.
In his recommendation to the Regen-
ts, Frye said there are no plans to "ac-
tively decrease enrollment" in the
school, and that the school should retain
its undergraduate program.
Outgoing School of Education Dean
Joan Stark cited enrollment levels, the
recruitment of new faculty, and the
future of existing tenured faculty as
potential trouble spots for her proposed
successor, who presently is the school's
associate dean. Carl Berger.
See REGENTS, Page 5
Druse
rebels
renew
attack
From AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanese and
Israeli jets roared over Lebanon
yesterday and a grenade attack woun-
ded two French peacekeepers in west
Beirut. Bazooka shells also killed one
Israeli soldier and wounded seven in
southern Lebanon.
All six Hawker Hunter jets that make
up Lebanon's operational air force took
off from Beirut's shell-ravaged airport
at dawn and buzzed insurgent Druse
positions on the hills surrounding the
capital.
The thunderous low passes that
lasted 30 minutes involved no bombing
sorties, although Druse gunners shelled
army positions in Souk el-Gharb and at
the Khalde highway intersection on
Beirut's southern outskirts heavily
overnight.
It was the first time Lebanese war-
planes scrambled since battles broke
out between Druse and Christian
SeeFIGHTING, Page 2

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
About 60 students carrying banners
reading "Stop the killing in El
Salvador" and chanting "No more
Vietnam Wars" gathered in front of the
graduate library yesterday to call for
an end to U.S. involvement in Latin
America.
Members of the Latin American
Solidarity Committee, along with those
from the Black Student Union, the All
People's Congress, the Progressive
Student Network and the Michigan
Alliance for Disarmament staged the
hour-long Diag rally commemorating
the death of Chilean President Salvador
Allende who was assassinated ten years
ago.
SPEAKERS AT the rally blamed
U.S.-backed juntas for human rights
violations in Latin America and the un-

stable political climate in Latin
America on U.S. imperialism.
PSN member David Miklethun, an
LSA senior, called for an end to
military research on campus. "DOD
research is up... at the same time
they're cutting the School of Art
said.
Justin Schwartz, a member of MAD,
said people should be made aware of
repression in the Third World. "We
wanted to get people mad about that,"
said the graduate student.
But not all onlookers agreed with the
speakers. Blaming the United States
and calling for nuclear freeze is "a way
of undermining the American people,"
said one student, who added he thought
the opinions voiced at the rally do not
reflect student concerns. "How many
intellectuals do they get out
here...they're all unemployed?"

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Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
These two students chanted, "No more Vietnam Wars," at yesterday's Diag
rally which called for an end to U.S. involvement in Latin America. The
protest was sponsored by the Latin American Solidarity Committee and
several other campus groups.

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TODAY
Chicken little
T O GO BAREHEADED to work is to court a bump on the
head, says State District Judge Theo Bedard, who says'
falling tile in her Dallas courthouse are making her life a
trial. So, the judge has taken to wearing a hardhat to the
bench. "I think this is such a beautiful old building," says
Bedard of the 93-year-old Old Red Courthouse where sheI

Library tours
T HE UNIVERSITY'S Graduate Library will hold
reference department tours beginning next week for
those interested in learning more about what's available at
the library. Tours will include explanations of the card
catalogue, research materials, on-line computer searches,
and research consultation service offered by the library
staff. Although the tours are intended for graduate students
who may be doing in-depth research, such as a dissertation,
undergraduates are welcome to attend. The tours will be

ds. This year, they topped it with a 222.5-pound melon. "We
like to grow these for bragging rights," Vernon Conrad said
Wednesday after picking the melon at his family's
vegetable farm in Bixby, Okla. This year's record breaker
grew from a seed from last year's monster. "We've
developed this variety right here on the farm during the
past eight years - we call it Oklahoma Giant," Conrad
said. Conrad said the farm this year is growing five melons
larger than last year's winner. The family has fenced in the
field in which the melons grow, and has posted a guard at
the plot each night.

Also on this date in history:
" 1975 - The University announced it would have to cut $1
million from its budget, or 1 percent from every school, in
order to make up for a state funding cut.
" 1976 - A campus communist organization announced it
was filing suit against the University to force members of
the Michigan Marching Band to play for presidential can-
didate Gus Hall at a speech later in the month.
" 1979 - The University cleaned up after 400 people at-
tended a weekend toga party at East Quad. D

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