Page 2 -The Michigan Daily -Saturday, February 11, 1984
for snow fight
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
A sawdust fire in the basement of the West Engineering Building brings the
Ann Arbor fire department to campus yesterday morning.
Fire smokes out
West Engin. students
Seven students at Western Michigan
University are walking a tightrope to
avoid being expelled after a raucous
snowball fight got them into hot water
with school officials.
The students were arrested by the
Department of Public safety in early
December for participating in a
snowball fight that caused $1,060 in
FLYING anowballs broke windows in
four residence halls and hit a
Kalamazoo Township police car, ac-
cording to Sgt. Wes Carpenter who
works in the public safety department.
If the students get into any trouble
before the end of the school year, Dean
of Students Charles Donnelly said they
would be expelled.
Michael Walling, one of the seven
students in the snowball fight,- said he
regrets the incident. "You can bet I
won't get involved with anything like
that again," he said. -
Another studentswho was arrested
decided to give up school at Western to
join the Air Force. - Western Herald
Williams International Corp.
recruiters who faced a group of un-
friendly protesters at the University
last month also received an unwelcome
reception at Michigan State University
Armed with a large banner that
said "Give Peace a Chance" about 75
students at MSU protested Williams
Corp.'s visit on Campus last week to in-
terview graduating engineering studen-
STUDENT protesters urged
engineering students to reconsider ap-
plying for jobs at Williams because the
company makes engines for Cruise
"The only way to defend yourself
form a nuclear war is by doing
something now to prevent it," said one
student demonstrator. "I can only hope
prospective employees will give it a
great bit of thought before they take
such a job."
The protesters also brought speakers
with them to the demonstration in-
cluding Lansing poet Ken Wachsberger
who read from his poem "When the
"When the bomb drops, we will
achieve parity with the Russians, both
sides will claim the victory,"
Despite the protest effort, the Vice
President of Williams said that the
demonstration will have "minimal" ef-
fect on their recruiting efforts.
- The State News
Illinois adopts alcohol
Administrators at Illinois State
University have adopted a policy this
month that would restrict campus
groups from using alcoholic beverages
for promotional purposes.
The policy would prohibit campus
organizations from using beer or
alcoholgsan award for contests or en-
couraging drinking in any of their ac-
Different from the drinking policy
recently proposed for dormitories in
Ann Arbor, the Illinois code only
prohibits using alcohol to promote
campus events. - The Daily Vidette
Are you a workaholic?
Are you a workaholic? According to a
study by researchers at the University
of Texas in Austin, if you work more
than 50 hours a week you qualify as a
People who work between 40 and 50
hours each week are intermediate
workaholics, and working less than 40
hours a week earns one the title of a
non-workaholic. - The Daily Texan
-compiled by Robert Schwartz.
Colleges appears every Saturday.
By JOE EWING
A mid-morning fire yesterday forced
the evacuation of the West
Engineering Building and caused ex-
tensive damage to an exhaust system
in a basement workshop.
The blaze, which occurred at about
9:30 a.m. in the model shop of the
Department of Naval Architecture
and Marine Engineering's Ship
shop's sawdust exhaust system, said
Capt. John Hartlep of the Ann Arbor
THE FIRE was confined mainly to
a sawdust collection bin in the system,
and caused no other damage to the
No one was hurt during the incident.
According to Hartlep, the fire ap-
parently started when sparks from a
metal grinder were sucked into the
"WE BELIEVE that it was an ac-
cident," hartlep said. "There was a
guy using the grinder and we believe
that possibly sparks from the metal
he was grinding touched off sawdust
in the collector."
Firemen quickly brought the fire
under control, but because it was in
the exhaust system which recir-
culates filtered air, a good deal of
smoke was blown into the lab and the
"There were not many flames,"
said Rick Ashcroft, an assistant
research engineer who manages the
lab. "But there was a lot of smoke.
The collector was on fire and it just,
pumped the smoke out."
The exact amount of damage and
the cost of repair is not yet known,
Ashcroft said, but he said he thinks
the cost will be high.
"We told the fire marshal an ex-
tremely rough estimate of $10,000," he
said. "We'll know better later on after
we have the damage assessed."
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
China, USSR sign trade pact
PEKING - China and the Soviet Union, signaling an improvement in ties
as the death of Soviet leader Yuri Andropov was announced, yesterday
signed a $1.2 billion trade pact to increase trade by 60 percent in the next
China quickly reported Andropov's death but withheld comment about the
man whose tenure saw a continuation of the improved relations that began
under his predecessor, Leonid Brezhnev.
The trade protocol was signed by visiting Soviet Vice Minister for Trade
Ivan Grishin and his Chinese counterpart, Chen Jie.
A Chinese Trade Ministry spokesman said the agreement calls for two-
way trade to increase by roughly $400 million to about $1.2 billion - an in-
crease of nearly 60 percent over last year's figure of $800 million.
The figure fell short of expectations the two sides would double their trade
in line with an agreement reportedly reached lat last year during a visit by
Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Kapitsa.
State dept. reports improvement
in Latin American human rights
WASHINGTON - After a four-year seige by left-wing guerrillas, rightist
death squads re-emerged in El Salvador last year and the nation's
"historically weak and ineffective" justice system was near collapse, the
State Department said yesterday in its annual human rights report.
But the 1,484-page report concludes that major human rights im-
provements were made in Latin America during 1983 as a number of
military governments - notably Argentina - moved towards democracy.
Elliott Abrams, assistant secretary of state for human rights, told repor-
ters that the "most disappointing event" of the year was the military coup in
Nigeria that ousted a democratically elected government.
The report labled Iran as the world's worst human irghts abuser, and
Abrams said that is justified by Iran's attempt to stamp out followers of the
Bahai sect by "criminalizing an entire faith."
Challenger to land in Florida
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space Walkers "Flash Gordon and Buck
Rogers" and their three colleagues got Challenger ready yesterday to wind
up the first Florida-to-Florida space flight, heading for a dawn landing on the
world's longest paved runway.
If the weather remains good, the shuttle will land at the Kennedy Space
Center today at 7:16 a.m. EST, heralded by a sonic boom heard over most
The touchdown on Runway 15, a 15,000-foot strip of concrete, will deposit
the shuttle just four miles from the launch pad where it began its boyage on
During a news conference yesterday, commander Vance Brand said that
Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart, who made history's first untethered
spacewalks during the mission, were calling themselves Flash Gordon and
Buck Rogers, after the comic strip characters. Who was Flash and who was
Buck; he didn't say.
Scientists report progress
in cancer gene research
WASHINGTON - Scientists have uncovered further evidence that a single
small change within a potential cancer gene can trigger it to contribute to
the process of developing a cancer, according to a report published yester-
day in the journal Science.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health said the simple change
detected in a gene isolated from human lung cancer cells, but not found in
similar genes in non-cancerous lung cells from the same patient, bolster the
"oncogene" theory of cancer's origin.
In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that most human cells
contain some genes that have the potential to turn into oncogenes which in
turn can switch on the cancer process.
More than 20 different oncogenes - the name derived from "onkos," the
Greek word for tumor - have been discovered so far in animal and human
cancer cells, and in viruses that cause cancer in animals.
Last year, three groups of scientists reported that the only significant dif-
ference between a potential oncogene and an actual one found in a line of
bladder cancer cells appeared to be a change in one chemical unit of the
Cold causes food prices to' soar
WASHINGTON - Skyrocketing food costs sent wholesale prices soaring
0.6 percent in January, the biggest gain in 14 months, the government repor-
Economists shrugged off the results as a temporary surge caused by the
harsh winter weather and not the start of another round of high inflation.
Energy prices tumbled 1.2 percent, the sixth decline in seven months and
the biggest drop since last April, the Labor Department said in its new
report on the Producer Price Index for finished goods. Those prices, though,
reflected December activity, and analysts predicted higher home heating oil
costs would reverse that trend in the coming months.
Donald Ratajczak, economic forecaster at Georgia State University, war-
ned that consumers would have "a couple of months of difficulty at the
grocery store and with their utility bills.')
Still, he, like other analysts, expected the sharp price pickup to last only a
few months before moderating.
Ferency calls for presidential caucus control
LANSING, Mich. (UPD) - Zolton
Ferency argued yesterday that
Democrats will be free 'to do virtually
anything, including discriminate
against women and other groups, if the
state has no control over their up-
coming presidential caucuses.
Ferency clashed with Assistant At-
torney General Gary Gordon during an,
Ingham County Circuit Court hearing.
Gordon said Ferency's suit on the issue
is so "frivolous" the state will demand
reimbursment for its costs in defending
JUDGE CAROLYN STELL said she
will rule next week.
Ferency, a long-time activist and~
current co-chairman of Democratic
Socialists in Michigan, filed shit
specifically over the party's failure to
provide for a secret ballot in the March
17 presidential caucuses.
He actually is suing the secretary of
state for failing to respond to his
request for a declaratory ruling on the
GORDON, in seeking dismissal of the
suit, noted Ferency lost a similar battle
four years ago.
Gordon said Stell cannot issue orders
to the Democrats since the party is not
named in the suit.
'If Mr. Ferency has a complaint
against the Democratic Party, I
suggest he sue them," Gordon.
HE ALSO said the secretary of state's
office cannot be ordered to regulate the
caucuses because "the law prohibits
the secretary of state from regulating
the internal affairs of the Democratic
Ferency, on the other hand, said the
Party "has undertaken to be the sole
method by which Democrats in the
state of Michigan can pariticipate in the
nomination of the next president of the
"This arrangement puts the party in
conducting the public's business," he
(Curiclj Rhlr ipp 'rUtie0
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave., 662-4466
(between S. University and Hill)
Coordinator: Steve Spina
Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour-10:30 social hall.
11:00 a.m. Issues Class, French
Room Wednesday p.m.
8:00 Christian Fellowship, French
9:30-Holy Communion, sanctuary.
Robert Kavasch, Pastor
Sunday 9:15 Worship Service and Bible
10:30 Worship Service.
6:00 p.m. Sunday Supper.
1:00 p.m..Cross-Country Skiing.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible Study.
Wednesday 9:00 p.m. Handbell Choir
Thursday 9:00 p.m. Bible Study.
120 S. State St.
(Corner of State and Huron)
February 12, "A man named Wesley,"
by Dr. Donald B. Strobe.
632 N. Fourth Ave.
Rev. Avery Dumes Jr., Pastor
9:45 a.m. Sunday School.
11:45 Morning Worship.
7:00 p.m. Evening Service.
Bible Study-Wed. & Fri. 7 p.m.
For rides call 761-1530 or 487-1594.
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. A.J. Lightfoot
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
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LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
at Lord of Light
801 S. Forest at Hill St., 668-7622
Galen flora, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Student supper at 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Wednesday - 7:30 Study of the
Wednesday: Worship at 7:00 p.m.
Choir at 7:30 p.m.
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
A Campus Ministry of the
Christian Reformed Church
Pastor: Reverend Don Postema
Guest Minister: Rolf Bouma.
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
"Guide for Living."
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship.
Thursday 7:30 "Issues on Campus -
Student Code for Non-Academic Con-
Wed. 10 p.m. Evening Prayers.
Sun.-8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (Upstairs
12 noon and 5 p.m. (Upstairs and
Rite of Reconciliation-4 p.m.-5 p.m.
on Friday only; any other time by ap-
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND
AMERICAN BAPTIST CAMPUS
Ann Arbor police at 2:30 p.m. Thur-
sday stopped a car that ran a red light
and found six bags of cologne valued at
more than $700 allegedly stolen from
Apex Drugs, according to Sgtt Harold
Tinsey. There were three black males
and one black female in the car. One 36-
year-old male was wanted for
possession of marijuana; one 35-year-
old male was wanted on a larceny
charge in Detroit; and the 26-year-old
female was wanted for larceny in
Roseville, failure to appear in court in
Southfield, and a misdemeanor larceny
in Harper Woods. All four, from
Detroit, were arraigned yesterday af-
ternoon and charged with possession of
stolen goods. - Nancy Gottesman
And discover the
peasure ot tracking
down that out-of -print
title in literature or the
arts, science or history,
a childhood favorite or a
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