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Page 2--The Michigan Daily- Saturday, October 13, 1984
Bible classes
'Contiue despite
court injuction
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (UPI) _ members in that district ignored
A Christian group yesterday was in- suggestions that the classes could
vited to conduct noon "Bible clubs" in legally be lld off the school grounds or
six public elementary schools despite at some time other than during the
almost certain legal action by the state. school day.
Superintendent Jack Musser said Musser said he asked the board to
Bible Center Ministries of Jenison was consider asking Bible Center Ministries
asked to hold the voluntary religious to find an off-campus location for the
classes in the district's elementary classes or conduct them after school
schools at the request of the district's hours.
board of education.
He declined comment when asked if
THE BOARD Thursday voted 4-2 to the district would be able to fight the
continue the classes. The vote came state in a lawsuit on the issue.
only one week after U.S. District Judge
Richard Emslen issued an injunction Musser said he had not yet been
barring the same group from conduc- notified of any pending legal action by
ting religious classes during school the State Board of Education, although
hours in the Tri-County School District, that body acted swiftly to recommend a
lawsuit against the Tri-County district
Musser said he did not know when the once its board voted to hold the clubs in
sessions would begin, defiance of the law.
The vote came at ' the request of
Musser, who reported the state's legal "They can make any decision they
action against the Tri-County District want as long as they can live with it and
and suggested aternatives that would be able to take the consequences," said
allow the clubs to be held legally. Jay Wabeke, head of the local chapter
.of Americans United for Separation of
THE STATE filed suit against the Church and State.
Tri-County schools because boardk

Oaify Potoby A TT PETR IE
New business
A crowd listens to yesterday's dedication of the new building for the
Business School. Seated at left are the Kresges, large donators to the fund
for whom the building was named.

Researcher calls caffeine possible pesticide

WASHINGTON (UPI) - Caffeine, the kick in
coffee, killsinsect lIrvae and could be useful as a
commercial pesticide, a researcher said Thursday,
Mr. James Nathanson said caffeine occurs
naturally in many plants - notably tea and coffee
shrubs and cacao trees, the source of chocolate - and
probably acts as an insect repellant.
IN NATHANSON'S tests,insect larvae of various
species died within days when placed in lab dishes or
on tomato leaves covered with high concentrations of
powdered coffee or tea, pure caffeine or related com-
In lower concentrations, about the strength of 10
cups of coffee, the caffeine and derivatives made the
larvae jittery, kept them from eating and stunted
their growth.

The stimulant also appears to enhance the effect of
some pesticides, he said. One particular pest-killer,
was 10 times more powerful when combined with a
synthetic caffein-like substance, he reported in the
journal Science.
CONCENTRATIONS of caffein found naturally
in undried tea leaves or coffee beans were enough to
kill tobacco worm larvae, Nathanson found. While
flour beetle adults survived a dose of caffeine-related
compound, long-term exposure prevented them from
reproducing, the study said.
Nathanson, also a Harvard Medical School
neurologist, was out of the country and not available
to elaborate on his findings.
In comments released by the hospital, he
speculated it would take five years of research to con-

firm his belief caffeine-like insecticides could be
made for commercial use.
Noting the toxic nature of many pesticides,
Nathanson said, "The side effects of caffeine-like
compounds appear to be relatively minor in animals
and humans." It is uncertain what high gurface con-
centrations of caffeine might do to plants.
Nancy Ragsdale, a pesticide specialist with the
Agriculture Department, said although the concept of
using caffeine as a pesticide may be new, many other
naturally occuring substances are the basis for
chemicals currently used to kill insects.
"Always, everybody's looking for better ways to
control pests," she said. "If this isn't quite the thing,
perhaps another compound modelled on if could be-

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Thatcher uninjured in hotel blast
BRIGHTON, England - A powerful bomb aimed at Prime mnister
Margaret Thatcher and her Cabinet tore through an elegant seaside hotel
early yesterday, killing four people and injuring 30, including key gover-
nment officials.
Eleven hours after the explosion, the prime minister went before the con-
ference, conducting business as usual, and received an eight-minute stan-
ding ovation.
"All attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail," Mrs. Thatcher
said in her keynote address. She spoke with strength and composure.
The IRA, seeking to end British rule of Northern Ireland, claimed respon-
sibiltiy for "the detonation of 100 pounds of gelignite in Brighton against the
British Cabinet and the Tory (Conservative Party) warmongers."
"We were very lucky," Thatcher told reporters later at Brighton police
station. "I was up working. I had just turned to one final paper and then it
went off.... You hear about these atrocities, these bombs, but you don't ex-
pect them to happen to you.
U.S. can borrow money again
WASHINGTON - Senators interrupted their vacations and re-election
campaigns yesterday to fly back to Washington and pass an emergency bill
restoring the government's authority to borrow money. The 37-30 vote,
which came without debate, sent the measure to President Reagan for his
The Air Force was enlisted to ferry four of the missing Republicans back
to the capital and others took commercial flights. The lawmakers had left
Thursday under the mistaken assuption that the borrowing bill would be
passed without a roll call vote and allow the Senate and House to adjourn un-
til January.
Republicans, who control the Senate by a 55-45 majority, had said in ad-
vance of yesterday's vote that the bill could not pass without Democratic
help. They were wrong. The final roll call showed no Democrat voted for it.
Four Republicans and 26 Democrats voted no.
A second vote on that measure - which raises the federal, debt limit to
$1..824 trillion - was the final hurdle standing in the way of adjournment.
CBS.ends opening arguments
NEW YORK - Comments from intelligence officials, a congressional
committee, and Gen. William Westmoreland himself led CBS to belive that
the former U.S. commander in Vietnam deceived his superiors about the
strength of the enemy during the war, a network attorney said yesterday.
As opening arguments concluded in a $120 million libel suit filed by West
moreland, CBS attorney David Boies said those sources gave correspondent
Mike Wallace and documentary producer George Crile ample reason to
believe that the general misled President Lyndon Johnson and the rest of the
nation in 1967.
Westmoreland contendsthe 1982 broadcast "The Uncounted Enemy: A
Vietnam Deception" falsely portrayed him as heading a conspiracy to
report enemy strength at under 300,000 men when the CIA believed the num-
ber to be twice a high. The broadcast said the alleged deception left
American forces unprepared for the strength-of the Communists' Tet Offen.
sive in early 1968.
In his opening remarks Thursday, Westmoreland's lawyer, Dan Burt, said
Crile "fabricated" the case against the general to advance his own career.
Third quarter prices decrease
WASHINGTON - For the first time in eight years, wholesale prices
posted back-to-back monthly declines, dropping 0.2 percent in September as
both energy and food prices eased, the government reported yesterday.
The Reagan administration, looking toward the November election, hailed
the price report and a sharp rebound inretail sales as a "winning team" that
will-insure continued non-inflationary growth in the months ahead.
The 0.2 percent September drop in the Labor Department's Producer
Price Index followed a 0.1 percent decline in August. It meant that for the
first nine months of the year, inflation at the wholesale level has been run-
ning at a modest 1.9 percent, far below the 5 percent forecast when 1984
In other good news, the Commerce Department reported that consumers
streamed back into stores in September, boosting retail sales by 1.6 percent.
It was the best gain in five months and partially made up for two consecutive
monthly declines.
At the White House, deputy press secretary Larry Speakes said President
Reagan, campaigning Friday in Ohio, could face voters riding "the crest of
good economic news."
UAW's negotiations with Ford
stall on job security, economics
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers
missed their informal noon deadline yesterday but continued negotiations on
a new contract covering 114,000 workers at the nation's second largest
Meanwhile, the union's tentative contract with General Motors Corp. ap-
pears to be passing with an edge of about 60 percent. An informal tally shows
70 locals have voted for-the pact, while 23 have opposed it, with one-tie vote.
The deadline for voting on the contract is tomorrow.

In a noon statement, UAW President Owen Bieber and Vice President
Stephen Yokich said the two sides were making progress at Ford "but there
are many issues still to be resolved in several major areas, including job
security and economics.
"We will continue to bargain with the aim of reaching a tentative
agreement as quickly as possible," the statement said.
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Re at 's joke' put
Soviet army on alert

WASHINGTON (AP) - National
security officials have confirmed that a
Far Eastern element of the Soviet army
went on a short alert two month ago af-
ter President Reagan joked that he was
ready to "start bombing" the Soviet
Union, a congressional staff official
said yesterday.
Victor Johnson, director of the House
Foreign Affairs subcommittee on
Western Hemisphere affairs, said the
panel's chairman, Rep. Michael Barnes
(D-Md.) was told in a briefing that the
alert was issued by a "wayward
operator" in the Soviet army, and that
it was quickly countermanded.
THE BRIEFING, earlier this week,
was accorded Barnes after the
congressman wrott Defense Secretary
Caspar Weinberger asking for a

response to a Japanese newspaper's
account of the episode.
The newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun,
reported that the Soviet Far Eastern
Army issued a coded signal saying it
was going into a state of war with the
United States but withdrew the signal
30 minutes later.
The action followed by two days
Reagan's joke during a microphone test
for an Aug. 11 radio address that he had
signed legislation that "outlaws
Russia," adding that "We begin bom-
bing in five minutes."
Johnson said officials of the National
Security Agency told Barnes that the
alert had indeed been issued, but-that it
came from a Soviet official who was not
authorized to order it and was quickly

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Associated Press
Princes of peace?
U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz salutes the Star Spangled Banner
with Pope John Paul II as they arrive for their meeting in San Juan, Puerto
Rico yesterday.
U-Club cancels meeting


(Continued from Page 1)
other board members consulted with a
University lawyer who was to attend
and decided to cancel the meeting
rather than close it to the public.
"IF YOU (the Daily), are going to
stay, then there will not be a meeting,"
Lehmann said.
Lehmann did not set another date for
the meeting.
Spindle said that the U-Club board
meetings should be open to the public.
The Daily considers the board to be a
public, decision-making body which is
prohibited from holding private
meetings by the Michigan Open
Meetings Act, he said.
rTn- 1ti iv.. nif".fr n ri..:-fin-

THE U-CLUB board has five days
before it has to respond to the state
Liquor Control Commission regarding
the citations.
This date, however, is not a strict
deadline, said Walter Keck, a Liquor
Control Commissin enforcement of-
ficer. Liquor control officials would ac-
cept a response from the U-Club board
even if it is mailed after that date, Keck
The club can challenge the violations
and go before a liquor control com-
mission to resolve the challenge or it
can admit to the violations and explain
why they occurred.

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