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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 30, 1984
Pro s ace off on

Although creating a nuclear free zone
in Ann Arbor may seem like a way of
usurping the national government's
power to end the arms race, University
physics Pirof. Daniel Axelrod, told an
audience Sunday that they are justified
in pressuring Washington.
He said it is morally wrong for a few
officials to be able to "knock out all of
human life."
"DOES ANY entity have the moral
right to wipe out all that has been
created?" asked Axelrod of the 40
people gathered Sunday night at St.
Thomas Parish for a debate on the con-
troversial proposal.
University philosophy Prof. Carl
Cohen, however, asked that citizens not
be swayed by such an emotional appeal
to end the arms race and stop nuclear
"Please, for the sake of your com-
munity, do not allow your enthusiasm
to prevent a nuclear war to encourage
you to vote for any half-baked
proposal," said Cohen. "When we vote
next week, we're not voting on a
nuclear war, or a nuclear arms race.
We are voting on a charter amendment

- a criminal statute."
THE NUCLEAR Free Zone Act on the
November ballot would prohibit any
work in the city a purpose of which is
the design, research, development,
testing or production of nuclear
weapons, including command, control,
delivery, and communications
The debate grew intense as many
members of the audience said they
were involved as freeze activists push-
ing for the proposal or as employees of
private research firms working to
defeat it.
One woman became so frustrated
with the mechanical focus of the
questions posed from the audience,
such as the real meaning of the words
"primary" and "major" in one part of
the proposal, that she stood up and an-
nounced to the group that she was
disgusted because no one was
discussing peace. She then left.
A UNIVERSITY gradute student who
said he conducts computer research
expressed concern about the am-
biguities in the ballot proposal and
wondered if he would be brought to
court if it passed.

ballot proposal
"Am I supposed to stop my resear- just cynical attempts to cut down a
ch?" he demanded of the two panelists. good law.
"I am not in the position to defend Cohen and Axelrod also disagreed on
myself in court," he added, referring to the question of whether the law would
the great expense and time commit- apply only to non-classified research
ment involved. projects. Axelrod said the U.S.
Picking up the graduate student's Supreme Court has ruled that classified
concern, Cohen charged that this "law research is not covered by the First
is intended to be an instrument for Amendment and thus, the free zone
harassment." proposal only applies to classified
HE SAID THAT he did not consider research. Cohen said he was still not
free zone supporters "mean " or convinced that it wouldn't apply to non-
"terrible" people in the vein of the late classified projects and said the act is
Sen. Joe McCarthy - initiator of the too broad.
"Red Scare" trials of those suspected "Freedom of thought is not designed
of being Communist spies. to protect those who kill," Axelrod
Cohen said that those who favor the countered.
Nuclear Free Zone Act are, however, "Nuclear war forecloses the world
adopting the principle of McCarthyism and all future generations. Nuclear war
which is to "frighten and chill" in- forecloses the question," Axelrod
dividuals with harassment. argued.
Axelrod denied that the proposal had Said Cohen: "This act forecloses the
too many "greay areas" and would be possibility of certain kinds of research
improperly used to stifle intellectual on communications and delivery
pursuits. systems to -void the day when they
"ALL LAWS have grey areas," said may be used ... Research is inquiry,
Axelrod. "Any law can be misused." He and if you ban research, you ban the
pointed to the way opponents of the reach of the mind."
Equal Rights Amendment use the
threat of unisex bathrooms to condemn Daily staffer Georgea Kovanis
the law on a technicality. "These are filed a report for this story.

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OPEC meets in emergency
GENEVA-Twelve of OPEC's 13 oil ministers meeting in emergency session
yesterday agreed to curb their oil output to maintain the cartel's 29-a-barrel
base price but maverick Nigeria balked at agreeing to production cuts.
"We are moving," Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani
said after the first formal round of crisis talks at the Organization of:
Petroleum Exporting Countries' Summit.
"All countries have agreed to reduce production except Nigeria."
The ministers met for two hours and 40 minutes yesterday morning, then-
broke for lunch and informal talks in small groups before reconvening for an"
evening session..
OPEC's crisis erupted when non-members Norway and Britain dropped the
price of their light North Sea crude to retain customers. Nigeria, one of the
poorest OPEC members, responded by unilaterally slashing its similar
quality oil by $2 a barrel.
Personal income rises for most
despite losses in six farm states
WASHINGTON-Americans' average person income rose a healthy 2.1 per-
cent from April through June of this year, but residents in six farm states ac-
tually lost ground, the Commerce Department reported yesterday.
The income setbacks were blamed on the ending of the government's
payment-in-kind crop subsidy program.
Residents of North Dakota were the hardest hit. Their overall income
declined by 8.1 percent.
By contrast, residents of Georgia and Vermont saw their incomes go up by
3.6 percent during the same period. The strong gains were attributed to
manufacturing and construction payroll increases that were double the'
national average.
Other states with strong income gains were Florida, with a 3.3 percent in-
crease, and Connecticut and North Carolina, both with 2.9 percent gains.
For the country as a whole, the 2.1 percent increase was considered sub-
stantial because inflation remained low during the period. Prices, by one
measure, rose only 0.5 percent from April through June, meaning that
Americans were able to retain the bulk of the increase in earnings.
Another government report issued yesterday showed that average weekly
earnings of Americans with full-time jobs rose by an average 5.2 percent
between the third quarters of 1983 and 1984, also beating the 4.2 percent in-
flation rate over the year.
Govt. fears Polish priest dead
WARSAW, POLAND-Divers braved strong currents and whirlpools of a
river in northern Poland in a futile search for the body of a pro-Solidarity
Roman Catholic priest apparently killed by government securing agents.
A government statement broadcast on national radio said two of the three.
interior ministry security agents being held in the kidnapping of the Rev.
Jerzy Popieluszko admitted dumping his body in a waterway in northern
According to the statement, one defendent in the case said Popieluszko's
body was dumped in the river and that another defendant said it was drop-
ped into a reservoir near the city of Wloclawek.
In a nationally televised address Saturday, Kiszczak had said the captain
claimed he killed Popieluszko, but that his statement had not been confir-,
med because all three officers gave conflicting accounts of the priest's fate
and no body had been recovered.
Popieluszko's lawyer, Edward Wende, said the communique was
"significant" because, "They confirmed he was thrown into the Vistula, so we
can be certain he is dead."
High court accepts Mitchell case
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court yesterday granted a hearing to former
Attorney General John Mitchell who claims he has immunity from damages
for approving wiretaps because he was acting to protect national security.
Mitchell, who was the nation's top law enforcement officer under
President Nixon, appealed a ruling that could force him to face trial over the
amount of money damages owed for electronic surveillance of an anti-Viet-
nam War activist in 1970 without a warrant.
The case accepted yesterday arose from Mitchell's approval of wiretap-
ping in connection with an FBI investigation of an allged plot to destroy
utility tunnels beneath federal buildings in Washington, DC., to protest the
Vietnam War.
Shortly afterwards, on November 6, 1970, Mitchell approved a tap on the
telephone of William Davidon, a Haverford College Professor. Before the
wiretap was discontinued on Jan. 6, 1971, three conversations between
Davidon and a friend, Keith Forsyth, were recorded.
Forsyth, now an electrical engineering student in Philadelphia, sued in
1972, claiming the taps violated his constitutional rights.
Angered Palestiians retalate
JERUSALEM-Palestinian students, angered by a rocket attack on a bus
over the weekend that killed one person and injured 10 others, stoned an.
Israeli army jeep yesterday. Soldiers fired warning shots and tear gas to
disperse them, military and Palestianian sources said.
Border policemen opened fire first in the air and then at the feet of studen-
ts from Bethlehem University who surrounded their jeep and pelted it with'
stones, said a military spokesman. There were no immediate reports of in-

The protest in the Israeli-occupied West Bank came a day after an anti-
missile rocket hit a bus carrying about 40 Palestinians near Jerusalem's
walled Old City.
A group calling itself The Avengers left a note at the scene saying the at-'
tack was in retaliation for the murders of a Jewish couple last week. A
Palestinian from the Dheishe refugee camp has been charged in the crime.
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Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
The beautiful weather was inspiration enough for David Cisco, a
professional musician from Traverse City, to pull out leis guitar and enter-
tain the passersby and falling leaves on campus yesterday.
Ford okay's contract;
GM accepts theirs

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to $13.52 immediately from $13.07. The
new wage is equivalent to about $10.28
in U.S. dollars at the current exchange,
Assuming a 5-percent annual in-
flation rate, an assembler's pay would
go to $15.59 by the end of the three-year
REACTION AT the Oshawa meeting
was favorable, but not unanimous. A
vice president of the local, Orville
Faught, said he would vote to reject the

pact, which he called "a worse
agreement than 1982," when the UAW
gave significant concessions to the auto
In an interview later, White said
Faught - a constant opponent of the
local plant chairman - was "playing
simple, unadulturated local union
During the General Motors
negotiations, talks with Ford Motor
Co.'s Canadian subsidiary have been
put aside. White said he would begin
this week to talk with the UAW's Ford
bargaining committee about setting
a strike date and resuming
The GM agreement "will be the
Canadian pattern. We'll see how it
adapts to Ford," White said. Ford has
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Break-ins reported
Several break-ins occurred in the
campusarea over the weekend, accor-
dng to Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Jan
An intruder pried a screen off a door
to gain entry to a residence on the 1100
block of Nielson Court between noon on
Friday and 10:40 p.m. Saturday. The
thief left with a tackle box and
miscellaneous dental tools valued at
approximately $7,100 Suomala said.
A checkbook and a stick pin valued at
close to $100 were stolen from a
residence on the 700 block of Oakland

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