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Vol. XCIV-No. 44
Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, October 27, 1983
By BARBARA MISLE
Threats to Americans in Grenada
were not severe enough for President
Reagan to send in U.S. troops, but
Tuesday's invasion points to Reagan's
dangerous eagerness to use military
force, University professors said
The obvious reason Reagan sent 1,900
U.S. troops to the Caribbean island of
Grenada was to overthrow its Marxist
government and preserve America s
image, said Political Science Prof.
MCDONOUGH, who this summer
traveled to Barbados, an island near
Grenada, said although there was the
possibility that the 1,000 U.S. citizens in
Grenada could be in danger, it was not
strong enough to call for U.S. military in-
"The U.S. relies too much on military
means and too little on constructive inter-
national dialogue. I don't see what (the
IU.S.) has to gain (from the invasion)
except uniform international condem-
nation," McDonough said.
While it should be easy for the U.S.
troops to overthrow the leftist gover-
nment in Grenada, a country whose en-
tire population of 120,000 could fit in the
Michigan stadium, it will be difficult to
install a new rule.
REAGAN'S initial explanation for
moving troops into Grenada was to
See 'U', Page 2
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
About 400 local protestors march in opposition to the U.S. invasion of Grenada. The group assembled at the Ann Arbor
Federal Building and marched to campus, yesterday.
U.S. attack on Grenada
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. forces in
Grenada met "diminishing resistance"
yesterday, but had yet to crush all op-
position from Cuban and Grenadian
troops, Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger said. He said six'
Americans were killed, eight were
missing and 33 wounded.
Weinberger, providing the first
detailed account of the U.S. attack, said
the military "operations are
progressing extremely well" and
predicted that the 3,000-man American
force would gain its remaining objec-
tives "before too much longer."
HE CITED THE Richmond Hill
Prison, where U.S. officials believe
Grenadian political dissidents are
jailed, as the primary military objec-
tive still not won. Sources have said the
initial U.S. attack on the prison was
repulsed by, Cuban and Grenadian
Weinberger also told reporters that a
Cuban colonel had been captured when a
Cuban base was overrun yesterday.
Weinberger said about 600 Cubans had
been taken into custody, including
many "with rifles who had been
shooting at us."
Gen. John Vessey, chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed that the
invasion force, consisting largely of
Marines and Army airborne units, "got
more resistance than we expected"
when American and Caribbean forces
began their surprise attack before
dawn on Tuesday.
THE PRESS CONFERENCE took
place as the first American citizens
were being evacuated - Weinberger
said "rescued" - from Grenada and
were arriving in Charleston, S.C. About
140 Americans were aboard the first
two Air Force transport planes out.
Meanwhile, the Soviet Union lodged a
formal protest against the U.S. action,
and the Canadian government com-
plained that the United States had
refused to allow it to send in one of its
own planes to evacuate Canadians.
And a representative of Grenada's
leftist government made an emotional
appeal to the Organization of American
States to demand the immediate with-
See 140, Page 2
By CLAUDIA GREEN
Nearly 400 protestors joined a march to protest the U.S. in-
vasion of Grenada yesterday, chanting and carrying signs as
they moved from the Ann Arbor Federal Building to North
Hall, finally stopping at the Diag.
"It should be the purpose of this rally to tell the gover-
nment that they are isolated from the American people" in
the decision to invade the tiny Caribbean island, said speaker
Rebecca Scott, an assistant professor in the history depar-
MAINTAINING THAT the invasion of "the helpless coun-
try" was in response to a "feeling of helplessness about the
death of Marines in Lebanon," Scott called the invasion "an
affront to the world."
Chants of "Self-determination for the people of Grenada"
and "Hey, hey, Uncle Sam, we remember Vietnam" echoed
through campus, and protestors carried signs reading "U.S.
out of Grenada" and "President Reagan: It's not a movie -
it's reality and it's murder."
See MARCHERS, page 3
Rush visits Beirut bombing site
From AP and UPI All the floors are pressed down and Marines said their morale was raised
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Vice President everything is squished." by the visit of Bush and Marine com-
George Bush donned a flak jacket and During his three-hour stay, Bush met mandant Paul Kelley on Tuesday,
helmet to look at the horror of the bomb with President Amin Gemayel and the although Bush spent less than an hour
devastated Marine camp in Beirut commanders of the French and Italian on the ground.
yesterday and declared that "insidious peacekeeping forces in Lebanon. "Yeah, we're mad," said a 25-year-
terrorist cowards" would not shift U.S. He landed while the Marines at old corporal. "I'd like to take this place
policy in the Middle East. Beirut airport were on their highest out, turn it into the biggest parking lot
"International terror in the world is state of alert following a dawn attack in the Middle East," he said.
simply driven home when you see this," with small arms, mortars and "Just seeing the commandant, he
Bush said as he stood before the bazookas. came up and said 'Good going guys' and
crushed concrete of what had been the "The shooting all along our eastern saluted. Yeah, that's motivating," said
four-story headquarters of the Marines' perimeter stopped shortly before 7 a.m. Lance Cpl. James Stephens, 21, of Cin-
battalion landing team headquarters. when we fired two rounds of 81mm mor- cinatti.
Bodies continued to be pulled from tars," said Marine spokesman Maj. Bush said he had spoken with
the rubble during Bush's visit. The U.S. Robert Jordan. No Marines were hit. President Reagan just before leaving
death toll stood at 219 from the bombing Bush arrived amid tight security Washington and that Reagan would not
Sunday. The French said 54 of their shortly before 9 a.m. by helicopter from shift U.S. policy toward Lebanon
troops died in an almost simultaneous the USS Iwo Jima off the Lebanese because of the attack.
bombing in a building a mile north. coast. He had flown to the amphibious Meanwhile, the Gemayel government
Cpl. Randy Barefoot, 21, of Kenly, assault ship nearly two hours before repeated that it is still planning to con-
Bush N.C., who was helping to dig through the and his arrival in Beirut was delayed, vene a reconciliation conference among
wreckage at the Marine camp, said: presumably by the firing on the Marine Lebanon's warring Moslem and
.calls terrorists "insidious cowards" "We've given up hope anybody is alive. camp. Christian leaders Monday in Geneva.
By NEIL CHASE
A projected drop in the number of college-age
Americans has LSA wondering - and worrying -
about the effects on the college of a declining student
"There's a major problem coming because there
are going to be far fewer college-age students," said
mathematics Prof. Hugh Montgomery, one of six
members on the newly-formed LSA Blue Ribbon
Commission on Demographics and Educational
THE COMMISSION was formed by LSA ad-
ministrators to help the school cope with an
estimated 25 percent drop in the number of college
students nationwide, and a 40 percent decrease in
If the literary college cannot do something to
maintain its present size in the face of declining
numbers of students, LSA will have to cut down, he
"Does (the student population drop) mean the
literary college is faced with the prospect of
shrinking 40 percent?" Montgomery asked. "If you
drop the student body by 40 percent then college
education becomes very expensive. If you drop the
student body and faculty, that could have major con-
MONTGOMERY and other commission members
said they could not say what the panel will recom-
mend because they have yet to begin their meetings.
"What I would love to see would be to have the
demographic changes offset by very vigorous
recruiting and undergraduate scholarships," Mon-
He said that the college might be able to maintain
its present size by admitting more out of state studen-
ts, beginning an aggressive program of high school
recruiting, and finding financial aid money for highly
qualified students who cannot afford to attend the
He said the panel would have to determine which of
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Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Virginia Nordby, the University's director of affirmative action, said the
University will try to reverse a six-year trend of declining black student
enrollment at the University. Nordby spoke yesterday in the Michigan Union
at Campus Meet the Press.
' official pledges to
boost black enrollment
By BARBARA MISLE
"Vigorous efforts" must be made to
stop the University's plummeting
black student enrollment and
inability to attract black faculty
members, Virginia Nordby, the Un-
iversity's affirmative action direc-
tor, said yesterday.
Nordby told more than 30 people at
a Campus Meet the Press forum that
the University has to put a stop to
the consistent decline in the number
of black students at the University
over the past six years.
"I WILL BE absolutely supportive
of anything that will help minority
students feel (the Univeristy) is not
hostile and (just) a place to sur-
vive," said Nordby.
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A ND YOU THOUGHT they were strict at the UGLi?
A Yreka, Calif. man who failed to return 11 books
and seven cassette tapes he checked out from a library in
T TAKES A certain sensitivity and understanding to be
an animal warden for a police department. This week's
East Grand Forks, Minn., police log proves it with a com-
plaint about a barking dog it listed under the heading,
"Barking 10-11." An animal warden was sent to the address
where neighbors had complained a dog was barking too
Chip by its proud inventor Geoff Schulz, won first place in
the tournament's overall category. Chip was only one of an
array of commercial and homemade 'droids entered by in-
ventors from throughout the United States. Coming in a
close second was Chris Skottegard's brain-child, Roby. "He
guards your house after you verbally tell him to," Skot-
tegard said. "He looks for people. When he finds them, he
asks them for his name. If you don't know it, he sounds the
alarm." He said Roby used to chase his cat around the
house. "Now the cat thinks it's passe - he rides around on
senior women to stay out until 11:30 p.m. four nights a
week, instead of only weekend evenings.
*1917 - The Student Government Council voted not to
recognize the existence of the School of Medicine's class of
1917 for not holding class elections. They were banned from
all campus activities until they "conform to the campus
"1951 - Regents approved "not more than $1 million" for
the Phoenix atomic research project.
.1966 - University officials announced nlans to install a