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Shockley wins libel case;
1 award granted
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal jury
returned a verdict yesterday in favor of
physicist William Shockley in a libel
suit against The Atlanta Constitution,
and a former newspaper writer, but
awarded him only $1 in actual damages
and no money in punitive damages.
The Nobel Prize-winning scientist
had been seeking $1.25 million in
damages for a 1980 article that he said
SHOCKLEY, who shared a Nobel
prize in physics in 1956 for his role in the
invention of the transistor, was seeking
$1.25 million in damages against Cox
Enterprises Inc. and former newspaper
writer Roger Witherspoon for a 1980 ar-
ticle which he complained libeled him
by comparing his controversial
proposal for voluntary sterilizattion of
the "genetically disadvantaged" with
Nazi genetic experiments in World War
Shockley said he would talk to his
lawyers about whether to appeal the
Al Norman, an attorney for the
newspaper and for Witherspoon,
declared, "To the extent of paying 50
cents apiece, we came out close to win-
ning. Total victory would have been
THE SIX-member jury 'deliberated
for a total of about three and one-half
hours, after hearing the judge tell them
that only the alleged libel - not
Shockley's controversial genetic theory
- was on trial.
The article was published in the
Atlanta Constitution, one of the
newspapers in the Cox group. Wither-
spoon no longer works for the
Shockley contends that blacks as a
group are intellectually inferior to
whites for genetic reasons. He has
proposed a bonus program of financial
rewards for the "disadvantaged" who
voluntarily undergo sterilization.
WITHERSPOON said in the article
that "the Shockly program was tried
out in Germany during World War II"
and that Shockley's proposals were
"reworked Hitlerian experiments."
Shockley said those statements were
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number of blacks (from 15.7 to 18.7
Barbara Rachelson of the Michigan
Network of Runaway and Youth Ser-
vices emphasized that a large percen-
tage of runaways are still white. She
cited a 1979 New York survey which
found that 52 percent of the 3,057
runaways found at New York's main
bus station in one week were white.
Thirty-eight percent were black, and 15
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
A dog named Samson stands guard yesterday at an abandoned gas station at the
corner of South Ashley and West Washington Streets.
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percent were Hispanic.
Ways said runaways are still seen as
a "white issue." He said the new cam-
paign to recruit black volunteers is
designed to help the center work with
black runaways and dispel its image as
a "white agency."
In a recent letter, he said the "input
of our black volunteers. . . is essential
in bringing our services to black clien-
flooded by creeks and rivers over-
flowing their banks.
Police barred residents from
crossing the damaged bridge to the
resort town of Holden Beach. Some 300
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other side while work crews tried to
shore up the span.
Property damage was massive - an
estimated $20 million in the com-
munities of Oak Island, Vaupon Beach
and Long Beach alone. Gov. Jim Hunt
has asked for federal disaster aid and
state and federal officials toured the
coast estimating damage.
Almost 8,000 homes were still without
without power and many towns urged
residents to use water only for
Grocery stores and gasoline stations
reopened but canned goods were in
short supply and long lines formed.
Fire stations handed out canned
peaches and Bibles.
Hardware stores sold out of roofing
materials in a matter of hours and put
in emergency orders for more.
There were no reports of casualties or
serious injuries when Diana turned its
115 mph fury on the mainland after a
stall just off the coast. State authorities
counted one storm-related death, that
of a man whose car struck a washed-out
stretch of road and plunged into a
culvert Thursday night.
Two other deaths were indirectly
related to the storm. One may died of a
heart attack while securing his beach
home and another was killed in a traffic
accident while fleeing the hurricane.
Ann Arbor police are continuing to
investigate the killing of a Yellow Cab
driver, Police Sargeant Jan Suomala
Torsten Kutsche was shot in the chest
near the 2700 block of Braeburn Circle
early Thursday. He was responding to a
false call for a cab.
Confidential tips regarding the killing
can be called into the city police at 996-
3199, Suomala said.
City police arrested a suspect late
Wednesday night in the robbery of
Great Lakes Federal Bank at Briar-
wood, Police Sgt. Jan Suomala said
Sunny Wilson, a 41-year-old Detroit
man, was arrested in his Ann Arbor
apartment and arraigned on charges of
bank robbery and possession of a
Wilson is in the county jail. Bond has
been set at $50,000.
- Rachel Gottlieb
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Economy slows as prices drop
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices slipped 0.1 percent in August for the
first decline in nine months, the government said yesterday, in a series of
economic reports analysts said signaled the economy was still sliding -
maybe just a bit too much - from its frenzied pace early in the year.
The White House could find nothing wrong in the three reports. Spokesman
Larry Speakes said they meant the nation is entering "the fall season with a°
stabilizing economy poised for long-term growth with low inflation."
But some analysts said the figures, including a 0.8 percent drop in retail
sales and a slight 0.2 percent increase in industrial production, raised the
question of whether the recovery is starting to run out of steam.
Even so, all the economists agreed the fresh figures should only give the
Federal Reserve Board reason to ease, if ever so slightly, its tight grip on the
money supply and let interest rates drift downward.
One of the very bright spots this year has been inflation and the fresh
Labor Department report only polished that still more.
The department reported that last month's decline in its Producer Price
Index for finished goods was spurred by a 0.1 percent drop in food prices, the
fourth decline in five months.
Embargo bans diseased fruit
TAMPA, Fla. - With the orange harvest two weeks away, state of-
ficials said yesterday they hoped a federal ban on fresh fruit shipments
caused by a citrus disease could be lifted within a few daya.
Sen. Paula Hawkins, meanwhile, appealed for an embargo on citrus im-
ports from Mexico, where the citrus disease apparently originated.
The quarantine, effective yesterday, was ordered to stop the potential
spread of the incurable citrus canker, which can kill fruit trees, to other
producing states, including parts of California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana,
and Hawaii. Florida produces 60 percent of the nation's citrus fruits.
The outbreak, the first in more than 50 years, was traced to Mexico, said
Pope calls for workers' rights
TORONTO - Pope John Paul II asked leaders of other faiths yesterday to
join him in a crusade to keep technology and the profit motive from tram-
pling the rights of workers and the poor.'
"The needs of the poor must take priority over the desires of the rich; the
rights of workers over the maximization of profits," the pontiff declared at:
an ecumenical service in Canada's industrial heartland.
Tens of thousands of Canadian and American tourists packed the
sidewalks, cheering, waving yellow-and-white papal flags, running or
bicycling down the streets to keep abreast of the glass-encased
The pope, who in talks Wednesday and Thursday in Canada's Atlantic
provinces had denounced the "race for profit" and the injustice of unem-
ployment, turned again in Toronto to a defense of workers.
He told the ecumenical gathering that although rapidly expanding
technology benefits humanity,."it has also ushered in a technological men-
tality which challenges Gospel values."
Earthquake shakes Japan
TOKYO - A powerful earthquake shook central Japan yesterday, rattling
buildings and triggering landslides that devastated Mountain Hamlet. One
person was killed and at least 22 others were missing and feared buried
Yesterday morning's quake, measuring 6.9 on the open-ended Richter
scale, cut power, water, and telephone service to thousands in central Japan
and shook buildings for 30 to 40 seconds from Tokyo to Hiroshima, 450 miles.
west of the capital.
It was the strongest earthquake to hit the island nation since a magnitude
7.7 tremor struck northern Japan inMay 1983, killing 104 people. The most
severely affected area was around Mt. Ontake, a 10,400-foot active volcano
about ten miles west of Tokyo.
P ippne volcano erupts, kills 9
MAYON VOLCANO, Philippines - Heavy rains yesterday pounded the
blackened slopes of the erupting Mayon Volcano, landslides and prompting
thousands of villagers to flee to evacuation centers. Nine people have repor-
tedly been killed by lava andsteam.
Mayon, 200 miles south of Manila, erupted for the fifth straight day,
shooting ash and hot steam five miles into the sky as red-hot volcanic
material cascaded down the volcano's upper slopes. With the eruptions
came explosions sounding like thunder.
The latest eruptions of the 8,124-foot volcano forced about 30,000 people to
flee to evacuation centers, with thousands leaving their homes behind, of-
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