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Ninety-four Years
Editorial Freedom




Mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers and thunder showers.
High in the low 70s.

Vol. XCIV-No. 35

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, October 16, 1983

Fifteen Cents

Eiaht Paaes

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Rolling Blue

blanks NU, 3
That yawn you heard yesterday at
<'Michigan Stadium was from a com-
placent Michigan football team.
The Wolverines crushed North-
western 35-0 to raise their overal]
record to 5-1, but, according to head
coach Bo Schembechler, the team
looked anything-but-impressive in the
process. Despite Schembechler's claim
that the offense "regressed," Michigan
rolled up 409 yards in offense and ap-
peared to score at will throughout the
first half.
"IF I HAD to put my wallet on the
desk right now, I'd say that nobody on
the offense played a good game,"
Schembechler said. "That might,

Mlinois beats Ohio State, 17-13. See Page 8.
change when we grade the films, but I
didn't see very much from our offense.
"I'm not unhappy with a 35-0 win,"
Schembechler added. "I'm happy with
the defense and I'm happy with the
score. I'm just not happy with the of-
Certainly Northwestern coach Dennis
Green would have taken the Michigan
offense for the day. His team was held
to 79 yards on offense, for a net of only
39 yards after penalties. After the
Wildcat's game opening drive was
stopped at the Michigan 46-yard line,
Northwestern never saw the Michigan
side of the field again.
mixed short passes with his own runs to
take Northwestern into Michigan
territory on the game's first series. The
drive appeared stalled at the Michigan
29, but Green elected to go for the first
down on fourth-and-one, and a quarter-
back sneak kept the drive going.
"The only way we could beat them
was to keep them on the sidelines,"
Green said of his decision to risk losing
the ball so early in the game. .

But once the drive stalled, Michigan's
t offense took the field and control of the
- game, at least until the third quarter.
I all rushers with 124 yards on 20 carries,
picked up 37 yards, and Steve Smith
passed for 28 more as the Wolverines
methodically marched to their first
score. Rogers followed the block of
fullback Eddie Garrett up the middle
- for the two-yard touchdown and 7-0
On Northwestern's next play from
scrimmage, defensive captain John
Lott intercepted a twice-tipped Schwab
pass, and the offense was back in
business at the Northwestern 23-yard
Steve Smith scored the touchdown on
a fourth-and goal situation from the
goal line, running the option play to his
left and carrying two Wildcats into the
end zone for the points.
WITH THE SCORE 14-0, Michigan's
defense pinned its ears back and went
after Schwab. Linebacker Tom Hassel
nailed the sophomore quarterback for a
12-yard loss, and defensive tackle
Kevin Brooks almost forced a safety on
the next play. One series later, Hassel
and Mike Mallory nearly caused
another safety, and the defense forced
Northwestern to punt from inside its 10-
yard line.
Running back Kerry Smith led the
ensuing Michigan drive, gaining 32
yards running and seven more on-a
screen pass to set the stage for Steve
Smith's second one-yard option touch-
down run of the day.
Rogers completed the first half
scoring with a 19-yard run off of right
guard, just two plays after Evan
Cooper's 24-yard punt return gave
Michigan the ball at the Northwestern
See 'M', Page 8

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Wolverine tailback Kerry Smith blasts through the Northwestern defense in the 35-0 romp over the Wildcats yesterday at Michigan Stadium. The senior
had 49 yards on nine carries.

NUBS overcrowding:
A terminal problem?

Waiting in line for eight or 10 hours in order to gain
access to a computer was not uncommon at the North
University Building (NUBS) computing center. With
the opening of a second central campus computing
center in the Michigan Union last March, many of
those problems were supposed to be solved.
Now six weeks into its first full term of use, the
Union center - dubbed UNYN - has helped reduce
congestion somewhat, but "the problem is far from
solved," said Aaron Finerman, the campus com-
puting centers' director.
STUDENTS WHO experienced computing
problems before and after the UNYN center opening,
saw little change in the long lines. "There are so
many people using the computers that the Union
didn't seem to make much of a difference," said
sophomore engineering student Julie Lightenberg.
Finerman attributed the troubles students encoun-
tered when the UNYN opened in March to the usual
end-of-term rush for computer time. He likened com-
puter program deadlines and terminal congestion to
term paper deadlines and the demand on books at the
To accommodate the additional load that the new
terminals at the Union demanded, the University also
installed a more powerful mainframe computer. The
new system is a "first production model," which
means "all the kinks have not been worked out,"
Finerman said.
THE UNIVERSITY bought the new computer
because it was cheaper, but one of those kinks hap-
pens to be a propensity to break down. Lisa Tarrant,
an engineering college sophomore, says she had to.
wait eight hours one night last winter just to get into
NUBS. "When I finally got in at 3 a.m.," said
Tarrant, "MTS (Michigan Terminal System) broke
down and I had to wait until 3:30 before it was
working again."

But Finerman said he believes "all the kinks are
worked out by now." The true test will come at the
end of the semester when the main computer is once
again forced to handle the workload involved during
the "busy season."
One other element that may help alleviate the bur-
den on NUBS and UNYN users is the elimination of
many engineering college students from the comp-
puting centers. The engineering students began
paying $100 per term this year for the installation of
some 450 personal computers, all of which are expec-
ted to be in operation by early 1984.
BUT COMPUTING center officials don't expect
even this measure to be sufficient to meet future
computing demands. Finerman said a third com-
puting center similar to UNYN and NUBS is in the
early planning stages, although funding has not yet
been approved.
He said small terminals eventually may be placed
in campus dormitories. Mary Markley Hall already
has such a terminal, but plans for similar models in
other dorms have not yet been made. Their future
may depend on the success of Markley's system.
The problem of overcrowding "is far from solved,"
Finerman said, but "the University is trying to make
life for students more comfortable for access." As in-
dustry's demand for computer literate employees in-
creases, so too does Students' interest in computer
Some other schools are combatting the problem by
requiring students to purchase their own personal
computers - which can be outdated and obsolete by
the time of a student's graduation.
A recent running "discussion" conducted by com-
y puter users in a data file contained the following
commentary on one school's policy of forcing studen-
ts to purchase computers: "Carnegie-Mellon, eat
your heart out."

kill five
in Beirut
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Marine
sharpshooters said they killed five
snipers who pinned them down at
Beirut airport for the second day
yesterday, and a mine or bomb blast
wounded two French soldiers in a U.N.
convoy in southern Lebanon.
It was the first time since the Marines
were deployed in Lebanon that they
reported killing combatants.
"WE TOOK out everyone that was
shooting at us,"' said Marine Lt. A.W.
Harris, a platoon commander on the
exposed perimeter of the Marines'
Beirut airport base.
Harris said he believed the gunmen
were from the Popular =Front for the
Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist
Lebanon's cease-fire committee,
meanwhile, agreed to ask for Greek
and Italian observers to police the Sept.
26 truce that ended three weeks of
Druse-Christian fighting in the central
THE SNIPING yesterday was along
the northeastern edge of the ;airport,
where one Marine was killed and
another wounded Friday, bringing the
toll to six Marines killed and 51 woun-
ded in Lebanon in 16 months - most of
them since Aug. 28.
Marine spokesmen said there were no
See MARINES, Page 2

AP Photo
A United States Marine heads for cover as 'snipers' in Beirut begin to fire. For the
first time since the Marine Corps landed in Lebanon retaliating shots were fired,
killing five snipers.


AGUN-WIELDING bank robber dressed as a woman
with rose-colored glasses held up a crowded
Springfield, Mass. bank at lunch hour, but was foiled by a
small device that colored the loot with red dye. "A guy in
drag. That's a good one," chortled police Det. Capt. Ernest
Stelzer after the gunman fled from the Baybank Valley

Buried treasure
CHARLES OWENS has been buried by phone calls
since he announced he's in the casket rental business.
Owens, the owner of Bargain Hunter Auctions of In-
dianapolis, Ind., decided to rent caskets after buying more
than he could sell in a funeral home liquidation several
weeks ago. "The idea was just something that occurred to
me and, my partners on a Sunday morning," he said. "We
just thought maybe it would be a good idea to pursue ren-
ting the leftover caskets." Owens said his caskets,
available in three sizes, can be used for home or office

In your eye
W HEN 18-YEAR-OLD Peter Mortiboy started wearing
18 earrings, a studded dog collar, and steel armlets to
work at the Rolls-Royce Technical College in Bristol,
England, plant managers accepted his eccentricities with
'good grace. But when Mortiboy showed up with his hair
molded into steel-hard 4-inch spikes all over his head, his
bosses were not amused and fired him on the grounds his
new hair-do might poke out other employees' eyes. Mor-
tiboy, who said he used industrial adhesive and glue to mold

of three women in Ann Arbor. Also on this date in history:
" 1968 - I.F. Stone, editor and publisher of the
iconoclastic I.F. Stone's Weekly, told an audience at
Rackham that he was not an oracle of the times. "I have no
easy answers for you," he said. "In a free society when
people care, they get what they want. And when people
don't care, they get what they deserve."
" 1970 - Citing a shortage of funds and facilities, the
Regents rejected plans for University financing of a 24-hour
child-care center.
" 1973 - Actress Olivia de Havilland told an audience of
600 people at Lydia Mendelsohn' Theatre that during the



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