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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 31, 1984
Student group campaigns against free zone IN BRIEF
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making the city a nuclear free zone is
the first step to halting the arms race.
They say movements like this will.
spread to more cities.
However, Shapiro said making the
city 'nuclear free' is not the answer to
ending the arms race with the Soviet
Union.
"An end to the arms race is going to
have to be between the governments of
the two nations," Shapiro said.
SHAPIRO ADDED that the proposal,
if it is passed, will probably be found
unconstitutional by a higher court.
"We don't think it would be upheld by
the courts, but we don't want it to go
that far. Besides, we don't think it
makes Ann Arbor look very good in the
eyes of industry," Shapiro said.
If the proposal is passed and is
upheld, banning research could extend
to other controversial areas such as
genetic experimentation.
THE GROUP is primarily concerned
with banning research, Shapiro said,

adding that the group has not discussed
stopping the production of nuclear
weapons or components.
"We haven't really discussed produc-
tion-wise. The main thing we didn't like
was the research ban. I don't know how
the productin ban would affect Ann Ar-
bor. We would oppose (the production
ban). We're for a free-market
altogether."
Doug Mikatarian, a SPOCK member
and LSA junior, said he disagrees with
free zone supporters who say money
from nuclear weapons research hurts
the economy because it depletes jobs
and takes money away from social ser-
vices.
"IF YOU take the money out of
whatever research, the money is not
likely to come back to Ann Arbor
anyway," Mikatarian said.
The University would lose grants and
businesses would lose contracts, he
added.
"The money would not otherwise see
Ann Arbor at all. (the Act's

originators) don't have much of an
economic background where that's
concerned."
MANY OF the supporters of the
proposal believe that if nuclear
weapons research and production con-
tinues in Ann Arbor, the city would
become a prime target in event of war.
"I think their desire to protect them-
selves is fine," Mikatarian said. "I just
think it's ridiculous. I don't think the
message that sends means anything at
all."
Mikatarian said the production of
warheads within the city "wouldn't
bother" him.
"FOR THE most part, we oppose one,
the simplicity of it, the general naivete
about it, some of the facts it bases itself
upon. The economic implications don't
seem to make much sense," he said ad-
ding that he believes the proposal is not
well conceived.
"I don't think that this is the time or
the right attitude for something like
this."

SPOCK, a loosely-structured group
which consists of about fifteen mem-
bers, isn't only concerned with the
nuclear free zone proposal. The group
originated last spring near Michigan
Student Assembly election time.
SPOCK's founders thought that the
MSA candidates were treating their
campaigns too seriously, Shapiro said.
"We decided to run Mr. Spock as a
write-in candidate," he added.
"Last year when Spock ran for MSA
president, that was back when it was
more of a whim, when we were less
serious about it," said Mikatarian.
"It's really not a typical University
organization. It's more of an ad hoc sort
of thing. Everybody had some input.
It's something that we just came up
with, and other people say what they
want, if we come up with something we
want to do, we just do it."

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Boyer says
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world which desperately needs help..
"Perhaps we need a term at school of
voluntary service where students have
to work with people," he said.
Students and faculty members had
been anticipating Boyer's speech for
about eight months.
The speech was originally scheduled
for 7 p.m., but was changed to 4 p.m.
because of scheduling conflicts.
"I'm really happy with the turnout
considering the change in schedule,"
said LSA-SG president Eric Berman.
"I'm sure some people will show up at 7
p.m. wondering where the speech is,"
he said.

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United Press international reports
Warsaw police recover body
of kidnapped solidarity priest
WARSAW, POLAND - Police frog men found the body of the Rev. Jerzy
Popieluszko in the icy waters of a reservoir yesterday, 11 days after three
secret police officers kidnapped the popular pro-Solidarity priest.
Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said "the worst has happened," and ap-
pealed for calm. He offered to step down as head of the outlawed union
federation if it would ensure a dialogue between Poland's communist
authorities and the people.
There were no reports of disturbances following the announcement on
state-run television's evening newscast that the 37-year-old Warsaw priest
had been murdered and his body recovered.
Vatican spokesmen said they did not expect any comment from Pope John
Paul II until today.
Polish authorities-suggested the kidnap-murder might be part of a broader
conspiracy, and put the three men jailed in the case, a captain and two
lieutenants of the Interior Ministry, under special protection.
The official PAP news agency said an autopsy would be performed. It did
not saw how Popieluszko had been killed.
Senate hears defense of porno
WASHINGTON-Two women who have appeared in pornographic films told
a Senate subcommittee yesterday they did not feel degraded by the ex-
perience and have never known of anyone who was forced to participate in
such films.
"I've seen more rape in mainstream movies and television than I have in
movies I've appeared in," said a woman identified only as Seka. She said she
has appeared in 30 "adult films" in eight years and is "on the threshold of
becoming an adult film producer."
Seka and Veronica Vera, who said she has written sexually explicit stories
and appeared in the movie "Consenting Adults," said they do not feel
degraded by appearances in such films.
"I have never met any woman who participated in pornography because
she was forced to by some man," said Ms. Vera. The women also said they
had never seen under 18 years old involved in the production of X-rated
movies.
Previous witnesses before the subcommittee have contended they were
subjected to rape and other unpleasant sexual experiences because of depic-
tions their partners had seen in pornographic magazines and films.
Housing sales up 21.9% in Sept.
WASHINGTON-Lower mortgage interest rates find good weather helped
send sales of new houses up 21.9 percent in September, the biggest one-
month improvement in more than four years, the Commerce Department
reported yesterday.
The improvement in sales was all in the South, which posted a record 52
percent jump in sales. The South is defined in the report as an enormous 16-
state area bounded by Maryland to the North and Texas in the West.
The development was encouraging for the entire economy, since sales
stimulate new construction which in turn creates jobs in a wide variety of in-
dustries.
The September increase in sales was the largest since the 26.8 percent in-
crease in May 1980.
But the price of the average new house also took off after a rare three-
month string of declines, reaching $100,000 in September.
Privately several analysts said they were astounded by the unexpected
surge in the South, at the same time sales in the Midwest dropped 14 percent
and dropped 5 percent in the Northwest.
Crowds cheer two executions
Hundreds of students chanting pro-death slogans and waving mock lethal
syringes cheered the execution yesterday of convicted copkiller Thomas
Rudy Barefoot in Huntsville, Texas.
In Louisiana, relatives of another murder victim posted a death watch in
the electrocution of confessed killer Earnest Knighton Jr. Both men died
within seven minutes of each other shortly after midnight.
Meanwhile, North Carolina authorities prepared for the execution Friday
of Margie Velma Barfield, a 52-year-old grandmother convicted of poisoning
her fiance. She would be the first woman put to death in the United States in
22 years. Barfield lost a bid for a new trial yesterday, placing her fate in the
hands of the state Supreme Court.
Her attorneys argued Barfield was not competent to stand trial for the
murder of her fiance in 1978 because of her addiction to valium and other
drugs.
Knighton was the fifth man to die in Louisiana since December. Barefoot
was the fourth to die by injection in Texas.
Bill permits 'free and fair' trade
WASHINGTON-President Reagan signed an omnibus trade bill yesterday,
promising to use it to seek increased "free and fair" trade rather than
new restrictions.
"We know that if America wants more jobs, greater prosperity and a
dynamic, competitive economy, the answer is more world trade, not less,"
the president said in a Rose Garden ceremony.
The new law gives a president greater authority to either open up trade or
restrict it. Reagan and U.S. Trade Representative William Brock both
stressed the administration is committed to the first of those courses.
"Our economic future depends more heavily than ever before on an open
world trading system," Brock said. At the same time, both he and the
president repeatedly said their goal is "free and fair" trade,
A number of provisions that would have sharply restricted trade were
stripped from the bill by House-Senate negotiators in the closing days of the

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