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Ninety-;four Years
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Vol. XCIV- No. 23 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, October 4, 1983 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

High

court

upholds

Ill.

town's

gun law

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Partly cloudy?
The Davis Construction Co. creates a haze of dust repairing the pedestrian bridge in front of the CCRB while students from "the hill" walk to and from
central campus.
Gunman robs student in dorm

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The Supreme
Court in a major victory for advocates
of tighter gun controls, yesterday
refused to disturb a ruling that there is no
constitutional right to own a pistol.
The justices turned back challenges
to a Morton Grove, Ill., ordinance that
outlaws the possession, even in the
home, of virtually all handguns. The
court thus cleared the way for other
communities to copy the ban.
"The decision means a lot of small
towns and villages will now pass laws
based on our ordinance," said Morton
Grove Mayor Richard Flickinger.
"There is nowhere for the NRA to go."
BUT spokespersons for the National
Rifle Association predicted it would
have no major legal impact.
"Basically they (the justices) have
not resolved anything," NRA
spokesman Jack Adkins said. "They've
merely thrown the ball back into the
Illinois court system, opening, the door
for the Illinois state supreme court to
resolve the issue."
The ordinance provides exceptions for
peace officers, prison and security
guards, licensed gun collectors and cer-
tain others. All other residents were
required to surrender their guns to
local authorities.
BY sustaining earlier rulings by a
federal judge and a federal appeals
court, the Supreme Court offered a big
boost to numerous communities
nationwide that have sought to emulate
the 1981 ordinance, outlawing "any
handguns unless the same has been
rendered permanently inoperative."
Eight residents of the Chicago suburb
challenged the ban, arguing that it

violates the Constitution's Second
Amendment. It states: "A well-
regulated militia being necessary to the
security of a free state, the right of the
people to keep and bear arms shall not
be infringed."
The Supreme Court by a single vote
yesterday also refused to block Wed-
nesday's scheduled execution of convic-
ted Texas murderer James David
Autry.
The action cleared the way for Autry
to become only the ninth U.S. prison
inmate to be executed since the high
court reinstated the death penalty as a
constitutional punishment in 1976. .
THE JUSTICES, by a 5-4 vote, rejec-
ted an emergency request aimed at
postponing the execution until lawyers
for Autry could file a formal appeal.
The court denied'Autry's first formal
appeal last year.
Voting to clear the way for Autry's
execution were Chief Justice Warren E.
Burger and Justices Byron R. White,
Lewis F Powell, William H. Rehnquist
and Sandra Day O'Connor.
Voting to spare his life, at least tem-
porarily, were Justices John Paul
Stevens, William J. Brennan, Thurgood
Marshall and Harry A. Blackmun.
IN A dissenting opinion written by
Stevens, the dissenters said Autry's
emergency request "makes it clear
that his claims are not frivolous."
Autry, 28, was convicted and senten-
ced to die by lethal injection for the
April 20, 1980 shooting death of Shirley
Drouet, 43, a Port Arthur convenience
store clerk.
Autry's Oct. 9, 1980 convicton was
upheld by the Texas courts, and left in-
tact by the Supreme Court last year.
See SUPREME, Page 2

By MATT TUCKER
Two men, asking an Alice Lloyd resident if he had
any drugs, robbed the student at gunpoint late Sun-
day night in a dormitory stairwell.
Ann Arbor police said the two suspects, both black
males in their 20s, asked for the victim by name
among residents of the hall.
Dorm officials, fearing that the" victim attracted
threatening persons to the dorm, yesterday asked
him to move out, and he is expected to leave today.
POLICE SAID the suspects found the victim and
led him to the end of a hall. After the student - whom
police would not identify - said he didn't have any

drugs, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun, poin-
ted it at the victim's chest, and asked for money.
The student gave the suspects between $60 and $70
before they fled on foot down Observatory Street, ac-'
cording to one of the victim's hallmates. A University
housing employee reported seeing the two men get in-
to a late-model General Motors car.
14According. to Alice Lloyd staff :members, the victim
was in another room when the suspects came looking
for him. After the holdup, the victim and a dorm staff
member alerted University security and police.
IN A MEMO to dorm residents yesterday, Alice
Lloyd Building Director David Schoem called the
robbery an "isolated event" and said the suspects

"were apparently looking specifically for the in-
dividual who was victimized."
Schoem also wrote that "drug dealing is a par-
ticularly dangerous activity in the residence halls. It
attracts people to the residence halls who, want
money and drugs and who are willing to use weapons
and force to get them."
Schoem refused to comment further on the incident
yesterday, but Damon Lim, an Alice Lloyd resident
fellow, confirmed last night that the victim would be
moving out of the dorm tomorrow. Lim said building
officials told the victim that he was a threat to other
residents and asked him to leave.

Airlines struggle
to stay in business

I

Councli makes
Di'ag alcohol
ban a city law

From AP and UPI
HOUSTON - A 3-day-old strike by
pilots and flight attendants forced Con-
tinental Airlines to cancel one flight and
consolidate another yesterday, but the
carrier said it would expand its
schedule later in the week and might
hire outside pilots while Eastern
Airlines non-union employees voted to
take a 15 percent pay cut.
"Right now, we are looking ahead to
M when we are going to rebuild our
schedule," said airline spokesman
Bruce Miller. "We have begun to con-
tact furloughed Continental employees
and we are making inquiries in the
marketplace."
A Chicago-to-Houston flight was
scrapped yesterday when the plane
scheduled to be in Chicago did not
arrive the night before. In addition, two
Texas flights from Austin to San An-
tonio to Houston were consolidated into
one, Miller said.
The strike by members of the Air
Line Pilots Association and the Union of
Flight Attendants forced the can-
cellation of nine flights Sunday due to
lack of flight crews.

About 300 strikers demonstrated
yesterday outside the airline's offices
near Houston's Intercontinental 'Air-
port. Picketing also continued at Con-
tinental's airport terminal and at boar-
ding gates.
"I think the company needs to know
that if Continental Airlines is going to
try to operate without us, not only have
they lost their professional skilled labor
force, but we want the public to know
we're out here," Linda Downing, a
spokeswoman for flight attendants,
said.
Meanwhile, in another airline
dispute, Eastern announced yesterday
that its non-union employees over-
whelmingly accepted a 15 percent pay
cut, which Chairman Frank Borman
said was necessary to keep the
struggling airline in business.
Borman told the company's 37,500
workers in a videotaped message that
Eastern would have to turn to bankrup-
tcy court or cease operations if workers
did not agree to the pay cuts. Some
union leaders vehemently objected to
Borman's proposal.

By TRACEY MILLER
Ann Arbor City Council last night ap-
proved an ordinance prohibiting
alcohol consumption on the Diag,
trailing by over a, month the Univer-
sity's installation of signs announcing
the ban.
The 6-5 vote - split along party lines
- came after a Councilmember Larry
Hunter (D-1st Ward) suggested the
council table the proposal until more in-
formation on the drinking ban and the
University's attitude was available.
HUNTER criticized a city and
University relations committee for not
discussing the issue with University of-
ficials prior to the vote.
However Councilmember Lowell
Peterson (D-lst Ward) said the Univer-

sity suggested the drinking restriction
"because they knew it would pass" the
council.
City Council previously voted to
prohibit alcohol from some, public
parks and. later from city streets.
Peterson said council Democrats voted
against those measures.
But Republican Richard Deem (2nd
Ward) lauded the effort. "I feel a ban
would be a step in the right direction. I
know there is a problem with women
walking at night through the Diag," he
said.
Mayor Louis Belcher said the
problem is caused not by University
students, but by high school students
who drink in the Diag.

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Holocaust survivor speaks
Noted Jewish author and holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, speaks at
Rackham Auditorium Sunday about the role of Jews today. See story, page
3.

TODAY-
Home cooking
TOWA STATE UNIVERSITY isn't giving up on in-

will be served, a copy of the fall menu showing their recipe,
and a copy of their recipe - expanded to serve 100. El
Health Service on hold
[F YOU'VE BEEN dying to see a doctor lately and gave
University Health Services a ring to arrange a
rendezvous with one of those people in a white coat, you

telephone lines are filled with callers. Instead of the normal
busy signal callers get when all the incoming phone lines
are full, there is the disconnection tape recording, she said.
Michigan Bell has been notified, Puffe said, and the phones
should have been fixed by 5 p.m. Monday. This is the first
time that such a problem has occured with Health Service
phones, Puffe said. Puffe said she suggests that if students
do get the disconnection recording that they try again a lit-
tle later. If this fails, she said, students can either stop by
the building to make an appointment or walk over to the
Urgent Care section of the clinic, open from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.

University astronomy professor said the two women
probably saw either a strong reflection from the ground or
an airplane.
Also on this date in history:
* 1949 - The Daily joined other University organizations
in urging football ticket holders for the Army-Michigan
game to donate their tickets to disabled war veterans
staying in local hospitals.
* 1968 - A graduate student was in critical condition after
he was shot by an unidentified assailant while crossing the
Diag.
* 1971 - The Senate Assembly endorsed a policv

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