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Black family harassed
CHICAGO (AP)-The FBI said
yesterday that it was investigating
possible civil rights violations against a
black family that endured two nights of
violence, obscenities and racial slurs
after moving into an apartment in an
Results of the probe will go to the
Justice Department, which will decide
whether the case is prosecutable, FBI
spokesman Bob Long said..
AND Cook County State's Attorney
Richard Dailey yesterday ordered an
investigation into the husband's report
that during the worst of the violence
early Wednesday, he saw a uniformed
police officer from neighboring subur-
ban Cicero on the scene.
Spencer Goffer said the officer talked
with members of an angry mob that
had hurled bricks, rocks and a tire iron
through the widows of the Goffers'
apartment after they moved in last
weekend. The mob also shouted racial
epithets at the terrified family huddled
inside. The officer did not appear to try
to discourage them, Goffer said.
The Cicero Police Department, Steve
Filipowski, an attorney representing
the city of Cicero, said yesterday.
POLICE would not say whether
anyone had been arrested in the case.
Goffer, a 32-year-old auto mechanic,
said that when he rented the five-room,
$280-a-month apartment, he was
unaware that the surrounding four-
square-block West Side area was oc-
cupied only by whites, some of whome
refer to it as "the island". There are
integrated areas near the neigh-
borhood, which borders the mostly
white suburb of Cicero.
MANY residents of "the island"
questioned Thursday said they want to
keep blacks out and most approved the
"Once you let one in, they're all gon-
na come in," said a bartender in a
tavern near the apartment that Goffer
fled early Wednesday with his wife,
Patricia Franklin, 28, a word processor
at Northwestern University's law
school; and their 8-year-old son,
"Ten years ago there were not too
many black people in the area, not
they're all over," said the bartender,
who refused to give his name. "People
who've lived here 40 years don't want
Anthony Cappetta, a lawyer whose
office is a block from the apartment,
said he did not believe area residen-
ts-most of whom are retired and
elderly-would mind blacks moving in.
But one bar patron, who would not
give his name, said his lease stated that
he could not rent the building to non-
Mike Gillespie of Cicero, a teenager
who works in the area, said trouble
between blacks and whites was com-
mon on "the island."
"They, whites, will do anything to get
back at blacks," said Gillespie.
"Almost all of them that come around
here are trouble," he said.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Wholesale prices still falling
WASHINGTON - The nation's wholesale prices fell 0.2 percent in Oc-
tober, the Labor Department said yesterday. It was the third consecutive
monthly decline and the longest continued decrease since 1967.
The drop in the seasonally adjusted index of producer prices for finished
goods followed declines of 0.1 percent in August and 0.2 percent in Septem-
The last such long decline came in the final three months of 1966 and the
first three of 1967, when wholesale prices fell six months in a row. That was
during an era of low inflation which began to crack in the late 1960s and was
shattered in the mid-1970s.
While producer prices do not alone determine future consumer prices,
they help set the trends.
Many private economists expect consumer price inflation - now running
a little over an annual rate of 4 percent - to remain at close to that level
Shuttle sends Canadian satellite
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Discovery's astronauts, gaining on two
errant satellites in a 17,000-mph race through space, launched a Canadian
relay station yesterday to make room for the rescue of the first spacecraft
The glittering new, 9-foot-tall satellite owned by Telesat Canada was
pushed out of Discovery's cargo bay by springs at 4:05 p.m. EST, as
Discovery swept over the Indian Ocean on its 23rd swing aroun Earth.
The communications satellite leased by the Navy will be deployed from'
the shuttle Saturday to clear the way for the retrieval Wednesday of the
second of the two satellites stranded in the wrong orbit by rocket failj)ure
nine months ago.
After covering 1.7 million miles 65 times around Earth, shuttle pilots
Fredeick Hauch and David Walker plan to fly Discovery withing 95 feet of
the first satellite, called palapa. Westar 6 will be rescued Wednesday.
No, it's not Bill the Cat, it's Baby Fae, the historic baboon heart transplant
recipient listening to her mother's voice over the telephone. Mom was suf-
fering from a cold which prevented her from being in the room with Fae.
State abortion funds in danger,
Soviets interested in reopening arms talks
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet Union has shown
interest in reopening talks to curb nuclear missiles
within the "umbrella" framework proposed by
President Reagan in September at the United
Nations, an administration official said yesterday.
Negotiations broke down 11 months ago in
Geneva, Switzerland, when the Soviets failed to thr-
wart NATO's installation of new U.S. medium-range
nuclear missiles in Western Europe.
THE DISRUPTION of the talks left the two sides
free to add to their weapons arsenals, restrained par-
tly by past agreements.
Reagan's call Sept. 24 at the U.N. General Assem-
bly for a new negotiating "framework" was designed
to sidestep the negotiating impasse.
Since then, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Gromyko, Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobyrnin and
lower ranking Soviet officials have expressed in-
terest by asking questions about the formula, said the
U.S. official, who spoke only on condition that he not
THIS OFFICIAL said, however, that the Soviets
"continue to emphasize substance over
procedure," meaning they apparently are more con-
cerned about the conflicting U.S. and Soviet positions
on reducing nuclear weapons than about how the
talks might be resumed.
One way of implementing the "umbrella"
proposal is to have Secretary of State George Shultz
meet with Gromyko, accompanied by U.S. and Soviet
arms control experts. "Out of these high-level chan-
nels, formal negotiations would spin off," the U.S. of-
Reagan is considering the appointment of a special
arms control envoy to assist Schultz in meetings with
Gromyko. Among the possible candidates are Brent
Scowcroft, national security assistant in the Ford
administration, and current U.S. negotiators are
Paul Nitze and Edward Rowny.
Talks on the two classifications of nuclear weapons
as well as space and anti-satellite weaopons would be
lumped together, providing the Soviets with a face-
saving opportunity to resume negotiations even
though the new Pershing 2 and cruise missiles
remain in Britain, Italy and West Germany.
"WE THINK a new format could be helpful to
them," the official said. "They have not endorsed the
'umbrella,' but they are asking questions."
The official discussed the situation after The
Washington Post published an account from Santa
Barbara, Calif., where Reagan and some key ad-
visers, including Robert McFarlane of the National
Security Council, are mapping plans for the
president's second term.
The newspaper, quoting an unidentified official,
said the talks could begin in a few months if the
According to the official who spoke to The
Associated Press, the Post account "goes a little bit
too far" in indicating the Soviets were attracted to
"When we say they are interested in it, we mean
they are asking questions," the official said. "It
remains to be seen whether they want to pursue it."
He said Dobrynin questioned Shultz about the idea
at a meeting here Oct. 26, and Gromyko took it up
with U.S. Ambassador Arthur Hartman in Moscow on
Oct. 31. Informal discussions have been held at lower
levels since then.
Classified research proposal tabled
LANSING - A spokesman for Planned Parenthood conceded yesterday
the new House will convene next year without enough votes to preserve'.
welfare abortions, but he was not ready to give up altogether.
Mark Bertler and other abortions rights activists told a Capitol news con-
ference that the results of Tuesday's election were a total disaster for their
The defeat of three Macomb County Democrats who had supported
welfare abortions apparently gives the anti-abortion side the 74 votes it ned=
to override Gov. James Blanchard and cut off state funding; most observers",
Bertler, representing Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan, did not
quarrel with that assessment yesterday.
"We enter the 83rd Legislature without a pro-choice margin that woul
support or sustain the Governor's veto in the House," he admitted.
Redgrave awarded $100,000
BOSTON - A federal jury yesterday awarded actress Vanessa Redgrave
$100,000 but rejected her claim the Boston Symphony Orchestra fired her
from a 1982 narrator's role because of her pro-Palestine Liberation
Redgrave, 47, had sought nearly $1.2 million in her civil rights and breach -
of contract suit against the BSO.
The jury accepted BSO claims it feared violence from the militant Jewish
Defense League, her unrelenting opponent ever since she compared Israel
with Germany and said it should be eliminated.
Thomas Morris, general manager of the orchestra said that he was
"pleased and delighted" that the jury dismissed the civil rights claim. "We
did not take her politics into account, and the jury has confirmed that," he
"If the jury had found for the BSO, no job would be safe," Redgrave told a
crowd of reporters in the courthouse lobby.
At the 1977 Oscar ceremonies, she criticized "Zionist hoodlums" as she ac-
cepted the best supporting actress award for the movie "Julia."
Times Sq. renovation approved
NEW YORK - A $1.6 billion plan to replace some of the tawdry glitter of
the Times Square area with huge office towers and a merchandise mart
passed its last city government hurdle yesterday.
After a day of public testimony and a night of backroom dealing, the city
Board of Estimate voted unanimously at 1:30 a.m. to approve the city- and
state-sponsored private development to clean up 42nd Street between,
Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
The plan was bitterly opposed by groups worried that undesirable
denizens of Times Square would move into nearby residential areas and by
those who contended it would rob the "Crossroads of the world" of its ex-
The go-ahead was obtained only after the city and state agreed to add $10.
million to a $15 million, five-year program for the surrounding Clinton
neighborhood. The money will be used to rehabilitate hundreds of apar-
tments in Clinton, to help its small businesses and to fight to keep
prostitution and pornography from moving in from Times Square.
Planners said construction could start by late next year, but several court
challenges already have been mounted against the plan and more were ex-
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may benefit the Navy in some way, but
that that was not the main purpose of
this project, Megzger said. Birdsall,
too, did not rule out the possibility of
If in the long run we are terribly suc-
cessful, I would say "yes" there may be
some military application, he said. But
any applied research would be the
responsibility of the Navy, he added.
Aronoff, however, told the committee
that Birdsall told her the research could
be better used to find submarines.
BIRDSALL said he did not tell her
this. "I told her it was basic research,"
The RPC meeting took place behind
locked doors. Even the press was
barred from the conference room. But
that didn't stop 13 of Aronoff's suppor-
ters from crowding in to the hallway
outside the room.
SOME SAT quietly studying while
others crouched, ears pressed to the
door, straining to hear what was going
Peter Putnam, a graduate student in
English, said he came to make a
statement, but also to find out more
about the proposal.
"This committee is a force that
legitimizes weapons research," said
Erica Freedman, Aronoff's
predecessor as student representative
on the Classified Research Review
FREEDMAN raised similar objec-
tions to one of Birdsall's projects last
year, but the RPC approved the
proposal against her protest.
"Just because there's no protesting of
military research going on on campus
doesn't mean it (military research) has
stopped," said Freedman.
The RPC chose to postpone its
decision on the proposal until it
receives a written statement from Bir-
dsall describing the purposes of his
research, said commitee chairman
Williams. Williams added that if Bir-
dsall's schedule permitted, the commit-
tee would like him to make a presen-
tation at their Dec. 14 meeting.
Birdsall is presently visiting the
Oceanic Institute. Woodshole resear-
chers will be working with Birdsall and
Metzger if the project is approved by
The RPC is not the final authority in
project approvals, said Williams. He
said the committee will make its
recommendation to Alfred Sussman,
acting vice-president for research.
Sussman said he will consider the
committee's recommendation, but ad-
ded that he then makes a recommen-
dation to the University executive of-
ficers for the final decision. Although
the board has the final say, "My
recommendation will have some for-
ce," said Sussman.
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Petition gains signat'ures
15 percent energy credit for up to $3,000
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ability for tenant representation." Not all landlords are against the
Other criticisms of the plan point to proposal, because many have already
the wide variety of rental properties in complied with the standards Kaller
Ann Arbor. "What works well in one said.
apartment may not work well in Jensen Cheng, an independent lan-
another," said Dick Vail, the manager dlord, agreed with Kaller saying, "I've
of Ravalp Management. "Landlords done all that. I've got no trouble with
would be against it. It's never going to (the proposal)."
work on any broad spectrum because it Ed Gottschalk of Post Realty said the
is so cost inefficient." weatherization plan "has a chance and
BUT SUPPORTERS of the new plan, is headed in the right direction,"
say this proposal is much less expen- because the proposal is more flexible
sive than the previous one. Kaller said than the old plan.
the materials needed to comply with Currently, the law relating to energy
the proposed ordinance should only cost efficiency in rental property requires
about $300 per house, and would be a that landlords furnish their tenants
one-time investment good for about with information of monthly utility bills
twenty years. before they sign the lease.
Landlords could also receive a tax If the weatherization proposal
credit for completing the required passes, the law would go into effect in
work, Kaller said. They could collect a December of 1985.
Pill proponent visits 'U'
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
A Campus Ministry of the
Christian Reformed Church
Rev. Don Postema, Pastor
10:00a.m. Morning Worship.
6:00p.m. Evening Worshop.
Saturday Sermon: "Paying Attention
to Our Distant Neighbors."
Sunday 6:00 p.m.: Celebration of
Wednesday 10:00 p.m.: Evening
LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
at Lord of Light.
801 S. Forest at Hill St.
Pastor: Galen Hora
Sunday Worship; 10:30 a.m.
6: 00p.m.; Supper.
Wednesday Evening Worship, 9:30
120 S. State St.
(Corner of State and Huron)
Church School and Sunday Service
9:30 and 11:00.
November II: "Obadiah: The
Prophet of Hate" by Dr. Donald B.
Ministers: Rev. Wayne T. Large
Dr. Donald B. Strobe
Dr. Gerald R. Parker
Rev. Tom Wachterhauser
Education Director, Rose McLean
Broadait Sundays 9:30a.m. - WRNS, 12% AM
Televised Mondays 8:00 p.m. - Cable Channel 9.
* * *
CHAPEL and STUDENT CENTER
Robert Kavasch, Pastor
Sunday Services at 9:15 and 10:30.
Thursday: Bible Study at 7:30; Vocal
Choir at 8:30 and Handbell Choir at 9:30.
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feared a nuclear war could take place
within ten years, underscores the im-
portance of threat, Salzman said. He
said 90 percent of those questioned for
that poll thought nulcear war could not
SANS invited Salzman to come to the
University to help the group publicize
their campaign. The organization also
sponsored the forum at the Residential
College Auditorium at East Quad
vesterdav afternoon where Salzman
and SANS member Karen Mysliwiec,
an LSA senior, answered questions
about the movement.
About thirty students gathered for the
forum yesterday. Matt Peterson, an
LSA senior, said the most important
aspect of the suicide pill proposal was
the increased public awareness of
"I don't care about suicide pills. I find
nuclear war totally unacceptable,"
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