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Ninety-four Years
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1Vol. XCIV-No. 49 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, November 2, 1983 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages

Flounders: Since

1926,

a sport without rules

ping up to the 1o
By JERRY ALIOTTA flights above t
Three times a week for the past 57 then back up to
years, several University professors, lot of time, Flo
graduates, and Ann Arbor townsmen And wearing
have been meeting at the IM Building player down w
pool, during the half-hour reserved for opponent. "Th
them, to play their version of water to carry aroun
polo. Naked. UNIVERSIT
They are the Flounders, a club for- Eastern Michig
med in 1926 by Michigan swimming Kurt Lauckner
coach Matt Mann who play a game ponent is swim
which combines Big Time Wrestling has a suit on, h
and water polo. "It's easier
FLOUNDERS PLAY in the raw for wears a suit,"]
convenience and efficiency. "It isn't But nudity c
that we set out to be a bunch of a guy by somet
nudists," said Ralph Loomis, to, you're goin
humanities professor and Flounder sin- ces," Lauckne
ce 1959. MOST FLOU
With only half an hour to play, run- pay attention t
University
to begin
S. African
divestment
By THOMAS MILLER
After seven months of review, the investment office
soon will begin divesting the University's stock in
companies doing business in racially-segregated South
Africa, a top University official said yesterday.
At a meeting of his faculty and student advisory
committee, James Brinkerhoff, vice president and
chief financial officer, said the University will begin
this month to make the first major sales of stock, an
action ordered by the regents in April.
ONLY A SMALL portion of the estimated $54 million
of University stock invested in companies with South
African operations has been sold so far. Those shares
were sold for strictly financial reasons during the
summer, University officials have said.
Brinkerhoff said the tentative schedule calls for $7
million to $8 million worth ot stock to be sold in each of
the next six to seven months. He said he is waiting on
reports from the University's investment managers on
reinvestment possibilities.
"I will not allow the sale of any stock until I know
what the reinvestment plans are," Brinkerhoff told the
committee.
BRINKERHOFF attributed the delay in selling the
University's holdings to the problem of singling out
which firms are headquartered in Michigan or have a
"substantial" number of employees in the state -
which exempts them from divestment, according to
the regents' action.
"We had a rought time getting the employment in-
formation from the Michigan Employment Security
Commission," Brinkerhoff said. But he added that
"the regents' resolution set no timetable for divest-
ment."
Three companies involved in South Africa in the
University's portfolio are headquartered in Michigan
- Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., and Dow
Chemical Co.
BRINKERHOFF said he has identified four other
firms - General Electric Co., International Business
Machines Corp., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., and
Minnesota, Mining, and Manufacturing Co. (3M) - as
being "major employers" in the state. He said he
defined a major employer as a company with 500 or
more employees in Michigan.
He said only a portion of the University's stocks in
these companies would be sold, based on financial fac-
tors.
At the same meeting, Brinkerhoff urged the commit-
tee to examine the University's policy on corporate
proxy votes. The University's present policy of always
voting with management on issues of social respon-
sibility has been criticized recently by editorial colum-
ns in the Daily and by some University faculty mem-
bers.
Brinkerhoff told the committee that one option they
might consider would be for the University to abstain
from voting on any social issues.
"There is an argument for the University to abstain
from these votes. In terms of the social responsibility
issues, the University might be better off to leave those

issues open," he said.

ockerroom (located two
he pool) to change and
rechange would waste a
unders say.
a suit can also slow a
vhen trying to escape an
at's one more wet thing
d," Loomis said.
TY GRADUATE and
gan University professor
explained that if an op-
nming ahead of him and
e'll be easy to catch.
to grab onto a guy if he
he said.
an be risky. "If you grab
thing he doesn't want you
ag to pay the consequen-
r said.
UNDERS say they don't
o the nudity. "What's the

difference between walking around the
lockerroom naked or taking showers
together and not wearing a suit," said
Flounder Bill Burgard, a 1978 art school
graduate.
Since Flounders lack uniforms, one
team wears white water polo skullcaps,
making the necessary team distinction
of "hats" and "skins."
The game is played diagonally across
the width of the pool with a water polo
ball. To score a goal, players slam the
ball into the pool gutter between
designated yard markings.
BUT FLOUNDERS don't keep score.
In fact, Flounders don't have any fixed
rules except "You can't hold a married
man under water for more than five
minutes," Loomis said.
See PROFS, Page 3

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER

University professors flounder around at the IM pool Monday.

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House

votes

to
in

limit stay
Grenada

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The House
called on President Reagan
yesterday to withdraw troops
from Grenada within 60 days as
provided in the War Powers Act
which Congress passed during
the Vietnam era to prevent
lengthy, undeclared wars. The
vote was 403-23.
The Sente approved identical
wording last Friday by a 64-20
margin, but the unrelated
measure it was attached to was
killed. That sets up another
Senate vote, possibly this week,
specifically on the War Powers
issue.
A SPOKESMAN said the
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee would move quickly on the
resolution and send it to the floor
for a new vote.
As the fighting tailed off in
Grenada, the invasion became an
issue of harsh partisan dispute
yesterday with Republican
leaders rallying around the
president and House Speaker
Thomas O'Neill Jr. questioning

whether -Reagan read the
available intelligence about the
island.
Senate Majority Leader
Howard Baker of Tennessee said
the first invasion of Grenada
came with the arrival of Cuban
troops. "In my view, Fidel Castro
invaded Grenada," Baker said.
"And there were upwards of 1,000
Cuban troops there and nobody
should think that they were just
construction workers.
ADMINISTRATION officials
said at one time there were more
than 1,000 Cubans on the island,
but later revised that downward
to perhaps no more than 784
Castro acknowledged were there.
Baker and other GOP Senators
and House members were briefed
at the White House on the
situation in Grenada by Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
and Gen. John Vessey, chairman
of the military Joint Chiefs of
Staff.
A special fact-finding group of
House members will travel to
Grenada on Friday to look into
the intelligence available to U.S.,

forces-before the invasion.
AND THEN, O'Neill said of
Reagan, "I often wonder if he
reads the intelligence reports."
O'Neill said earlier this week
he believes Reagan has been
looking for a reason for two years
to invade Grenada. He told repor-
ters yesterday he was "worried
about Reagan's macho attitude"
and what he termed a tendency to
favor "gunboat diplomacy."
"O'Neill has said the invasion
was a violation of international
law unless it was specifically to
rescue threatened Americans and
that he believes this was a secon-
dary concern of the ad-
ministration.
A NEW WAR Powers vote is
required in the Senate because of
the defeat Monday night of a debt
ceiling bill to which the 60-day
withdrawal requirement was at-
tached.
Under the War Powers Act,
U.S. troops must be pulled out of
combat situation within 60 days
unless Congress provides specific
authority for a longer stay.
See U.S. TROOPS, Page 2

Carried away

AP Photo

A screaming protester is dragged away yesterday outside Greenham Common
air base near London. After the protest, Britain's defense secretary. Michael
Heseltine, said that if the protesters continue to illegally break into the base,
the guards could be forced to shoot them. See story page 3.

House approves
WASHINGTON (AP) - The hotly debated MX 175, an effort
missile program overcame another challenge Force from en
yesterday as the House voted 217-208 to approve for B-1B bomb(
$2.1 billion to produce the first 21 of the intercon- It was anothi
tinental nuclear weapons. and once-canc
After an hour-long debate in which MX ad- scale.
vocates said the Reagan administration has IN THE Mx
made sincere efforts in arms control and op- Tenn.), a lea
ponents remained deeply skeptical, members have been key
defeated an amendment by Rep. Joseph Addab- administration
bo (D-N.Y.) that would have stripped the the White H
production money from a $247 billion defense posture in retu
spending bill. "The presid
THE VOTE was the closest call that the this unprecedi
program has had this year in the House. Mem- must live up to
bers had approved production by a 13-vote But opponen
margin in a military authorization bill in July giant, 10-warh
and had freed impounded money for the project nuclear balan(
by 53 votes in April. could not affor
Earlier in the afternoon, the administration 100 MX "Peaci
chalked up another major gain in its strategic ADDABBO
modernization program by turning aside, 247- advance-procu

$2.1 billionforMX

by Addabbo to prevent the Air
ntering into multi-year contracts
ers.
er indication that the long-debated
eled program will continue at full
X debate, Rep. Albert Gore, (D-
der of moderate Democrats who
players in negotiations with the
n, ticked off 15 concessions he said
ouse made in its arms-control
rn for support for the MX.
ent so far has lived up to his end of
ented bargain, and the Congress
its end," Gore said.
nts reiterated their view that the
ead missiles are dangerous to the
ce and that the nation's treasury
d the ultimate $27.5 billion cost for
ekeepers."
wanted to strip $438.7 million in
urement items for the B-1 from the

bill and thus prevent the Air Force from being
able to commit itself to bomber purchases
several years in advance. Addabbo, chairman of
the House defense appropriations subcommittee,
contended that the B-1B was not ready for ad-
vance procurement because the first plane will
not fly until next October and operational testing
will not be completed until after that.
By approving multi-year spending, he argued,
"Congress will be locked into this program and
will lose fiscal control" over it.
But Rep. Jack Edwards (R-Ala.), and other
advocates replied that a Reagan administration
pledge to hold the total cost of the 100-plane B-B
program to $20.5 billion in 1981 dollars was con-
tingent on approval of the multi-year feature.
"If you give them that excuse to get out from
under that blanket, I can't tell you how much the
B-1 would cost," Edwards said.
The bill contains nearly $6.2 billion for the B-lB
program in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, in-
cluding $3.76 billion to build 10 of the planes.

Addabbo
... tried to halt funds

TODAY
Sigh of relief
ARKLEY RESIDENTS breathed a sigh of relief
yesterday - the dorm is still intact and all who
reside there are still alive. According to the in-
famous "Resident Hall Rumor," which has been cir-
culating on campus for the past few days, noted astrologist
Jeanne Dixon predicted in her column in the National
Enquirer (or was it the Star?) that on Halloween 55 people
.....la .. 1:1..1 « . 0-T...aaa a. .e ..h~lln hnz - e a Mra

saying, "We survived." At press time, there was no eviden-
ce that any Big Ten buildings had been leveled or that
students had succumbed as the astrologer allegedly predic-
ted. Q j
A JOGGER ON the Hawaiian island of Kauai says he
found two bottles containing messages, one apparently
thrown from a freighter 16 years ago and the other from a
schnol in Janan. The message in one bottle. dated May 27.

Cross country
THE STUDENTS at Dallesport Elementary School in
Oregon are running from Portland to Portland, which'
might not seem like much of a run-except one Portland is
in Oregon and the other is in Maine. And that's a distance of
3,150 miles. But to do it the 165 kids don't even have to
leave the schoolyard. They do all their running during
recess and at lunch. All the distances run are being kept
track of and added up until the 3,150-mile goal is reached.
Verlon Smith. the school's physical education instructor,

Also on this date in history:
*1953 - University sororities, fraternities and co-ops
asked the city to legalize three-gallon milk delivery con-
tainers, saying that the current five-gallon containers were
too big to fit in refrigerators.
* 1966 - Trays disappeared from dorm cafeterias as the
first snow of the year blanketed Ann Arbor.
* 1975 - 'Ann Arbor city council rejected a proposal to
freeze city rents by a 7-4 vote.

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