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Ninety-five Years
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Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCV, No. 73 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, December 4, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages
Facult discusses out-of-state students

By SEAN JACKSON
As the number of in-state high school
students applying to the University con-
tinues to drop each year, the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts is
preparing to handle this crisis.
Solutions to the problems are con-
troversial - one involves violating the
state's college appropriation
legislation.
'Yesterday, LSA's faculty heard one
suggestion for tackling the problem:
Increase the number of out-of-state
students for Fall 1985 and, at the same
time, keep tuition revenues constant.
THE RECOMMENDATION was
made by LSA's Steering Committee on
Admissions.
This committee says gradually in-
creasing the number of out-of-state
students will improve the quality of
students at the University and bring in

more tuition revenue.
"PEOPLE WHO come from different
parts of the country have different per-
spectives," said Carl Cohen, a Residen-
tial College professor. And these dif-
ferent opinions make for a better class.
"They come with a different view of the
world," he said.
However, others such as Jack
Walker, associate dean for academic
appointment say they feel differently.
Walker suggested that the University
step up its recruitment efforts in the
state.
"WE COULD DO a better job (of
recruiting in Michigan)...we should try
to get more people from other parts of
the state than we have now," he said,
The majority of the in-state students
come from the Detroit suburbs, Walker
said. But the different perspectives
Cohen values in residents of other

'We should try to get more people from
other parts of the state than we have now.'
- Jack Walker
Associate LSA Dean

number of out-of-state students said
Louis Loeb, LSA Steering Committee
on Admissions Chairman.
THAT UNKNOWN number could
become a valuable source for the
University in the coming years. The
number of Michigan high school
graduates as well as the number of high
school seniors in the University's prime
out-of-state recruiting grounds -'
Illinois, Ohio, New York, New Jersey,
and Pennsylvania - is expected to drop
dramatically in the coming years.
Walter noted that the projected drop
in 1989 alone is approximatley 17 per-
cent. An additional decrease of 9 per-
cent is predicted for the following year.
Although the expansion of out-of-state
recruitment will enable the University
to maintain its current enrollment, ex-
panding out-of-state enrollment does
pose some problems for the University.

In the state appropriation bill in which,
the University receives $182 million,
there is a stipulation that the University
not exceed 20 percent in it's out-of-state
student enrollment.
THE UNIVERSITY is in violation of
that regulation.
The law says that state-supported
universities which in 1974 drew in ex-
cess of 20 percent of the student
population from out-of-state would be
allowed to maintain that number while
universities under that mark may draw
up to 20 percent from out-of-state.
In 1974 the University had 19 percent
of its student body coming from out-of-
state. In the ensuing decade that num-
ber has climbed to 25 percent.
Vice President for Government
Relations and Secretary of the Univer-
sity Richard Kennedy called the clause
See OUT-OF-STATE, Page 3

states can be found in Michigan's rural
and upstate students.
The steering committee doesn't
agree. They say the number of potential
in-state students for the University to
draw on is falling fast and has been
nearly exhausted.
FOR EXAMPLE, the committee
points out that the number of ap-

plications from in-state students has
remained approximately the same.
Within the last six years there have
been no more than 4,786 applications
and no less than 4,419.
But the out-of-state pool has been ex-
ploding. During the same six years, the
number of applications soared from
2,899 to 5,780.
There is an unknown limit on the

-Students arrested

in

Walled Lake

By LAURIE DELATER
Special to the Daily
WALLED LAKE-Five University
students were among 13 anti-nuclear
demonstrators arrested early yester-
day morning at the site of Williams In-
ternational Corp., a firm which builds
engines for cruise missiles.
The demonstrators were arrested
five minutes after they lined up in front
of the facility's front gate with a banner.

saying "Work for Life," in an attempt
to keep the 7 a.m. shift from entering.
An estimated 150 supporters sang softly
as they watched on.
THE FIVE students arrested at the
site were LSA junior Carter Cortelyou,
Residential College junior Ken Jannot,
graduate student Brian Larkin,
Residential College junior Mike
O'Neill, and LSA senior Maria Ringo.
Five other protestors are from the Ann

*Protestors explain
community activism

By LAURIE DELATER
The 13 protestors arrested yesterday
morning at Williams International
Corp. in Walled Lake are part of a two-
year-old movement in the state to halt
production of nuclear weapons through
community activism.
The movement has grown from nine
members just two years ago to
thousands, young and old, from all cor-
ners of the state.
PROTESTORS say they are tired of
writing letters and lobbying their
congressional representatives. They
say change must begin in the com-
munity. And they say civil disobedience
is the only way to force the issue to the
forefront of public attention.
Williams International has been the
target of protest because it is the third
largest defense contractor in the state.
The firm manufactures cruise missile
engines for the Navy and the Air Force.
In 1983 the company won Navy contrac-
ts totaling $209.5 million, making it the
83rd largest military contractor in the
country.
Top officials at Williams say they

support nuclear arms reduction but at
the same time they refuse to talk to
protestors about why they help produce
missiles which carry nuclear
warheads.
AFTER FIVE protestors trespassed
on the firm's property in May 1983,
spilled red dye in a pond, and spread
ashes on the ground to symbolize the
Japanese who were killed during
atomic bomb explosions in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, Williams International
obtained an injunction which prohibits
gathering in front of the facility.-
Yesterday's protestors were the sixth
group arrested for violating that injun-
ction. A total of 75 people have gone to
jail. And the protest continues.
"We can expect severe charges and
yet we'll be out there," said Rev.
Robert Dougherty, a Catholic priest
who two years ago formed the Lansing-
based Covenant for Peace. The group
stirred up interest in civil disobedience
at Williams and every Monday
distributes anti-nuclear literature at
the firm's gates.
See PROTESTERS, Page 7

Arbor area.
District Court Judge Michael Batchik
in Walled Lake fined the protestors $100
each for violating a police order which
forbade blockage of the firm's entrance
and for refusing to move when asked by
police.
A trial to determine whether the
demonstrators violated a court injun-
ction prohibiting gathering in front of
the facility is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
today in Oakland County Circuit Court
in Pontiac.
SUPPORTERS gathered outside the
firm's gate at 6:30 a.m. in a darkness
permeated by bright blue Christmas
lights strung on a tree and by matching
blue signs on the company buildings.
They sang Christmas carols while they
watched workers pull into the driveway
About a dozen police officers waited in-
side the gate.
As tears streamed down his cheeks,
70-year-old Ralph Townsend of
Woodland, Mich., waited to join hands
with the other protesters who would
block off the driveway. For Town-
send-as well as four others-yester-
day's arrest was a repeat performance.
"My purpose is to be one of the
movement to stop the arms race,"
Townsend said. He is back again, he
added, because of the encouragement
he received from people who heard
about his first arrest last year.
UNIVERSITY English Prof. William
"Buzz" Alexander, a member of the
Ann Arbor Peace Community, said the
demonstrators chose Williams Inter-
national a sixth time as a target for
civil disobedience because the firm is
the third largest defense contractor in
the state.
In 1983, the company received con-
tracts worth $209.5 million to build
See STUDENTS, Page 7

Dily Photo by JEFF SCHRlIERU
Mike O'Neill, a junior in the Residential College, is carried away after being arrested yesterday at Williams Inter-
national in Walled Lake. O'Neill was protesting the firm's production of engines for the Cruise missile.

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Conmittee
calls for
renewed
respect for
liberal arts

BOSTON (AP) - Liberal arts colleges and their graduates
can succeed if they don't forsake the traditional lessons of
philosophy and language for classes in metal working or
sheep sciences, a panel of college presidents said yesterday.
"Colleges which have maintained and strengthened the
quality of coherence of their liberal arts programs are
thriving," said Arthur Levine, president of 180-year-old
Bradford College and one of six college presidents drafted by
the Ford Foundation to study the decline of liberal arts
education.
LEVINE'S comments concluded a weekend conference
during which about 25 educators and corporate executives of-
fered their views on the future of liberal arts education to the
six-member panel.
The group's report, to be released early next year, follows
studies by the National Endowment for the Humanities and
the National Institute of Education on the decline of
humanities programs at U.S. colleges.

Those studies have said many schools are dropping
traditional liberal arts curricula in favor of specialized
classes designed to prepare students for the job market. The
trend was blamed on the general decline in student
enrollment and greater interest among students to prepare
for the job market.
BUT LEVINE, head of the private collge in Bradford, said
he and his colleagues were picked to de their own study
because of the success at their schools. All six schools have
seen an increase in enrollments, endowments, and fiscal
stability while continuing an emphasis on liberal arts.
"What we're saying to our colleagues is that there is cause
for concern, but don't panic . . . don't sacrifice your
educational traditions for a black bottom line," said Edwin
Delattre, president of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md.
All six presidents said the schools are able to place better
than 90 percent of their graduates in a wide variety of jobs.
See EDUCATORS, Page2

Soviet emigre warns
of anti-Semitic trends

By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
The human rights of Soviet Jews are
being violated more often today than
five years ago, a Jewish immigrant
from the Soviet Union told a group of
about 50 students and professors at the
Michigan League yesterday.
"We are facing the probability of a
second holocaust in the same century,"
said Yuri Stern, who emigrated to
Israel from the Soviet Union three
years ago.
THE DETERIORATION in human
rights is prompting more and more

Soviet Jews to think about leaving their
country, Stern said.
There arerbetween 50,000 and 100,000
Soviet Jews who are still waiting for
exit visas. These people are known as
refuseniks, Stern said.
While waiting for an exit visa,
refuseniks often lose their jobs or are
demoted and blacklisted and live in
constant fear of being arrested, he said.
DURING THE ERA of detente, Jews
were allowed to emigrate in relatively
large numbers under the Jackson-
See EMIGRE, Page 3

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TODAY-
Commencement: Money talks

graduation ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in Crisler Arena.
About 2,000 students expect to receive their degrees this
winter.
Ho, ho, ho ... ooh!
I N LONDON yesterday, the British government was
urged to ban the import of pornographic Christmas car-
ds from the United States. The Greeting Card and Calendar

Barely hunting
TWO HUNTERS picked up by police in Mio, Mich.
weren't loaded for bear, but they were loaded and
definitely were bare when they stomped through the woods
armed with guns and wearing only tennis shoes last week.
The two men spent several hours in the Oscoda County jail
after they were arrested on a road south of this central
Michigan community. "A sheriff's deputy investigating a
citizen's report of two men carrying rifles and apparently

"There were quite a lot of beer cans in their motel unit,"
Smith said. "I guess they were pretty drunk. I don't think
the deer were in too much danger from these guys." Mc-
Veigh said the men would not say why they decided to em-
bark on their hunt in the buff. "They offered no explanation
for their hunting technique," she said.
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