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Ninety-five Years
Editorial Freedom

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Sunny in the morning with
clouds and rain moving in by
night. 62 to 65 degrees.

/ol. XCV, No. 39 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, October 20, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

slumps to
economy went into a pronounced slump
during the summer with growth
slowing to a sluggish 2.7 percent rate
from July through September - less
than one-third the torrid pace set in the
Ofirst half of the year, the government
said yesterday.
The Reagan administration, facing
an election in less than three weeks,
declared that the "slowdown is already
behind us" and pointed to encouraging
signs that the economy has perked up
from its summer doldrums.
MOST PRIVATE economists agreed
that business activity will pick up in the
final three months of the year, but
many said the administration's growth
forecast of 4 percent was too optimistic.
The Commerce Department report
on the gross national product - the
broadest measure of economic health
- represented a substantial downward
revision from a preliminary estimate
made last month.
The department had put growth in the
July-September period at 3.6 percent,
but that was revised downward almost
a full percentage point to 2.7 percent
yesterday. That marked the slowest
growth since a 0.5 percent rate turned
in during the final three months of 1982,
when the recession had hit bottom.
IT WAS ALSO in marked contrast to
rates of 10.1 percent and 7.1 percent
turned in during the first and second
quarters this year. Some analysts war-
ned, that a growth rate this slow will
cause unemployment to begin rising
again, but the administration dismissed
such fears.
Commerce Secretary Malcolm
Baldrige called the weak performance
temporary. He blamed it on a drop in
consumer spending in July and August,
a flood of foreign imports and a dip in
the growth of business investment.
"More important than why th
slowdown occurred is the fact that it is
already behind us," Baldrige said,
discounting concerns that the economy
Smight be on the verge of another
recession and predicted growth in the
fourth quarter and for all of next year
would average 4 percent.
GROWTH this year, even with the
slowdown in the second half, is expec-
ted to be close to 6 percent.
Many private economists predicted
growth would be below 4 percent in the
coming quarter with one, Donald
Ratajczak of Georgia State University,
forecasting a 2.9 percent rate, only
slightly above the current quarter.
"Clearly there is a major slowdown
in process," said Allen Sinai, chief
economist for Shearson Lehman-
American Express. "I think we are flir-
ting with a growth recession."
A growth recession occurs when the
GNP continues to expand but at such a
slow rate that unemployment rises






Two University students yesterday derided the
administration for attacking the Nuclear Free Ann
Arbor proposal after President Harold Shapiro had
questioned whether the University should ally itself
with any particular viewpoint.
The students, Ingrid Kock and Nancy Aronoff,
made their comments during the public comments
section of yesterday's regents meeting, one day after
the regents discussed a proposed city charter amen-
dment which would prohibit nuclear weapons resear-
ch in Ann Arbor.
IF PASSED Nov. 6, the amendment would be the
first binding law in the U.S. to make "the design,
research, development, testing, or production of
nuclear weapons" punishable by a fine or jail senten-

Kock, an LSA junior, and Aronoff, an LSA senior,
criticized administrators for using University
stationery to indicate "the University viewpoint" on
the Nuclear Free Ann Arbor proposal after they have
publicly stated that they felt universities should not
choose sides on political issues.
Shapiro wrote an article in the July '6 Science
Magazine which said that universities should not take
"I BELIEVE that a university remains a creative
part of society only as long as it remains an intellec-
tually open community and not the ally of a par-
ticular point of view," he wrote.
At the same time, Kock and Aronoff contended, ass-
istant vice president for research Alan Price
See PROF, Page 3

Chomsky criticizes
U.S. foreign policy

Associated Press
The ugliest collegiates in the country,Katie Niedhold from the University of
Alaska at Fairbanks and Bruce Morgan from Indiana University of Penn.
pose before their homecoming date.9
Frankenstein meets hi hide

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Katie Neidhold flew
4,600 miles from Alaska to trade hugs and
giggles yesterday with Bruce Morgan in the
blindest of blind dates - a weekend meeting of
the nation's "ugliest" college man and woman.
"She's a beautiful girl. I expected some big,
old polar bear to come in here," Morgan said
after he met Neidhold in a restaurant parking
"I think he's beautiful, too" Neidhold said.,
"He reminds me a lot of my older brother."
Morgan, 24, a senior criminology major at
the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, recen-
tly was voted the ugliest man on campus after
Lisa Birnbach's College Book identified his
school as home of the nation's worst-looking
college men.
A fraternity phoned the University of Alaska
at Fairbanks, which the book claims has the
worst-looking college women, and asked to
speak to "your ugliest woman." When no one
volunteered, a contest was held.
Neidhold, 23, a senior speech com-

munications major from Fairbanks, was selec-
ted from among other co-eds and was flown in
for Homecoming Weekend in this western Pen-
nsylvania town.
Morgan, a jovial fellow who stands 6-foot-3
and weighs about 300 pounds, traded quips and
a few beers at his introductory lunch with
Neidhold, a fresh-faced, 5-foot-2 brunette who
said she weighs "too much."
"If we get married," Morgan said, "we'll
just start a superior race and we'll rule the
The fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, planned to
charge $1 each for students to attend the "of-
ficial meeting" last night at the fieldhouse,
where the well-dressed couple was to arrive in
a limousine to dine under candle light "on the
finest fast-food money can buy," according to
fraternity president Larry Snow.
"They're not really ugly, but they're not
pretty, either," Snow said. "Let's say they're
not the worst-looking couple I've ever seen."

"The United States and Israel have headed a rejec-
tion front to block Arab peace proposals," said con-
troversial Middle East scholar Noam Chomsky
yesterday at Rackham Auditorium.
Chomsky called Israel a "militarized Spartan
state," that has conspired with the United States in
resisting an "international consensus for a
Palestinean state."
Speaking to a capacity crowd of over 1000 students,
professors and Ann Arbor residents, Chomsky
discussed his latest of 8 books on U.S. foreign policy,
"The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel,
and the Palestinians."
ALTHOUGH HE is a linguistics professor at The
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chomsky has
earned a reputation as an outspoken critic of U.S.-
Middle Eastern policy and is "one of the top 10 in-
tellectuals in the country," according to Alan WalId,
an associate English professor at the University who
worked hard to make Chomsky's visit possible.
Chomsky's strong anti-American views have
produced controversy at the University and several
departments refused to sponsor his visit.
In what Wald called a "disgraceful vote," the Cen-
ter for Near Eastern and North African Studies in
August revoked its offer to sponsor Chomsky.
CENTER Director Ernest McCarrs said the depar-
tment was concerned about Chomsky's lack of
scholarly credentials in the Middle Eastern field.
He's an outstanding scholar of linguistics, and he
even has a solid point of view on the Middle East -
but he's not a recognized Middle Eastern authority,"
said McCarus.
But Wald said that the center "voted in ignorance"
and changed its mind over "fear of controversey."
THE HISTORY and political science departments
also declined to sponsor Chomsky's appearance.
Although Political Science Chairman John Kingdon
declined to comment, History Department Chairman
Albert Feyerwerker said "it's a political talk - not a
historical one - by a political figure with an ex-

'It's a political talk . . by a
political figure with an ex-
pressed point of view.'
- Prof. Albert Feurwerker

pressed point-of-view."
"Mr. Chomsky has a. right to speak," he said, and a
leaflet advertising Chomsky's lecture even appeared
on the history department bulletin board. "But he has
no given right to be sponsored by any academic
organization," Feuerwerker continued.
History Department Prof. Ron Suny, however,
said, "of course the vehemence of the opposition had
to do with controversy."
"CHOMSKY is a very controversial figure, and his
views are very unpopular among many people,"
Suny said..
Political Science Professor Alfred Meyer said, "I
strongly assume that the refusal of several depar-
tments to sponsor Chomsky had much to do with his
highly controversial views."
Nonetheless, the Program in American Culture
agreed to be the event's primary sponsor, with co-
sponsors including the ethics and religion depar-
tment, Campus Ecumenical Center, International
Center, Progressive Students Network, and the Ann
Arbor Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda.
Chomsky's speech last-night did, indeed, produce
See CHOMSKY, Page 3

ready for

Special to the Daily
IOWA CITY - Better break out the
rose dishware and avocado salad
dressing this morning, because if
Michigan loses to Iowa this afternoon
you can remove all thoughts of the
Wolverines participating in the 1985
Rose Bowl. Enjoy the West Coast At-
mosphere while the possibility still
Michigan battles fellow Big Ten co-
leader Iowa at noon in Iowa City's Kin-
nick Stadium and Bo Schembechler
faces the stiffest conference test he's
seen this fall.
The Hawkeyes have it all, a suc-

cessful passing quarterback, two
breakaway runners and the Big Ten's
best defense.
Senior quarterback Chuck Long leads
not only the Hawkeye offense, but the
entire nation in passing efficiency. The
Wheaton, Illinois native is on a roll.
Last week in the Hawkeye's 40-3 victory
over Purdue, he connected for 369 yards
and four touchdowns.
"He had an exceptional day
throwing," said Iowa coach Hayden
Fry. "Our game plan was to throw the
ball expecially deep. We saw some
things that were conducive to throwing
the long ball."
ALSO HAVING A big day last week

was wingback Robert Smith. The
sophomore from Dallas caught four
touchdown passes against the Boiler-
makers. For the season, Smith has
seven catches for a whopping 39.9
Iowa's big play capability doesn't
end, though, when Long stops throwing
the Long ball. The Hawkeyes starting
backfield of Ronnie Harmon and Owen
Gill can just be as explosive.
Harmon, who leads Iowa in receiving
as well as rushing, has accumulated 664
yards and nine touchdowns on the
ground so far this year. He pounded out
191 yards three weeks ago against

THE BIG thing about Iowa is that it
has two backs that are capable," said
Schembechler, who is 10-1 against the
Hawkeyes. "They're the best tandem
we've faced. I have to get our (Tom)
Harmon back to match their Harmon.
(He is) A great running back."
So which brand of offense will the
Hawkeyes favor more today, running
or passing? It's hard to tell because
they do both so well.
Said Fry, "We can feature the run or
the pass and our opponent won't know
what we're doing until the game."
AND IF ALL that isn't bad enough for
Michigan, Iowa returned all 11 starters
from last year's tough defense.

In 1984, the unit leads the Big Ten in
total defense and is led once again by
junior linebacker Larry Station.
"This is a better Iowa team than
we've faced previously," said Schem-
bechler. "It's the best defense they've
had and the defense is just as good as
the one that beat us 9-7 and went to the
Rose Bowl (in 1981)."
OBVIOUSLY, the Wolverines have
their work cut out for them. But they
have to produce if there is to be an 11th
conference championship on Schem-
bechler's record before the Tiger's next
opening day.
See 'M', page 8

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the decision of what will get out on the market." With their
keen sense of taste and smell, the cats can detect the
slightest change of ingredients. "When that cat walks
away, the consumer won't buy again," Kane said, and that
could mean millions of dollars in losses for a pet food com-
Christmas shopping?

and one was bought by a nature park as a tourist attraction.
Sealed bids on the towers will be opened in St. Paul on Oct. 26.
Remember there are only 66 days until Christmas.
A name is a name..
A ROSE IS a rose, and a Rose - Charles of North'
Carolina - is trying to bloom again in the U.S.
House. He and other candidates are again on the stump,
and a Stump - Bob, U.S. House, Ariz. - is among them.

Frank, U.S. House, N.C. - and Ridge - Tom, U.S. House,
Pa. - and Fields - Jack, U.S. House, Texas - and
Brooks - Jack, U.S. House, Texas. There's no shortage of
abodes along the way: A Delaware Castle - Michael,
governor - a Connecticut House - Arthur, U.S. House -
and various Barnes - Michael, U.S. House, Ind.; John,
U.S. House, Kan.; Michael, U.S. House, Md; Gary, U.S.
House, Wis. Once inside, you'll find several Halls - Tony,
U.S. House, Ohio; Sam, U.S. House, Texas; Ralph, U.S.
House, Texas. They'll provide some warmth from the
Mississippi Winter - William, U.S. Senate - Maine Sowe





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