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Ninety-five Years
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Vol. XCV, No, 93 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, January 23, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pages

CIA
meets
protests
again
By KERY MURAKAMI
On their second visit to campus in
three months, Central Intelligence
Agency recruiters yesterday met once
again with loud oposition from students
whowanted to stop interviews with the
agency.
But the day-long protest outside the
Office of Career Planning and
Placement and the Michigan League
failed to prevent 13 scheduled inter-
views or drive recruiters off campus as
a mock trial staged by protesters did
last fall.
MANY OF THE same University
students who placed the CIA "on trial"
in the Modern Languages Building
last November gathered yesterday
morning outside the career planning
and placement office.
Three Detroit members of the Spar-
tacus Youth League were also present,
but the students said the two groups
were not working together.
The 50 student protesters asked
students entering the office if they had
interviews with the CIA and chanted
criticisms of the agency. At noon they
See STUDENTS, Page 2

Economy

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

boom
year'
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The gross national
product was up a surprisingly strong 3.9
percent in the fourth quarter, helping
the 1984 economy to its fastest growth in
33 years - an American miracle, the
White House said yesterday.
The first quarter of 1985 is turning out
much the same, Commerce Secretary
Malcolm Baldrige said, on the track of
the 4 percent average growth the ad-
ministration sees for the next several
years.
PRESIDENT Reagan, told of the
report in advance, had been unable to
restrain himself Monday night during a
tour of inauguration balls and said one
of the Commerce Department figures
released yesterday would be the best
since 1951.
The facts showed 1984 to be growing
by 6.8 percent when compared with all
of 1983, the most since 1951's 8.3 per-
cent. The government's overall inflation
rate was only 3.7 percent, the lowest
since 1967.
Most economists were surprised at the
intensity of the 3.9 percent fourth quar-
ter spurt, coming on the heels of the
third quarter's 1.6 percent growth that
had hinted at an economic slowdown.
SOME AGREED with Baldrige's
assertion that it confirms the ad-
ministration's projected growth rate in
1985.
"I'm very happy with the figures
because they show we're keeping inside
our target areas," said Baldrige. "It
shows that everything is on course. We
have to worry about the budget deficit,
but everything else is falling into
place."
With growth on a steady pace, and in-
flation remaining low, Baldrige said in-
terest rates should ease further during
the first half of 1985 and keep the
recovery moving.
PRIVATE ECONOMISTS generally
agreed with Baldrige's optimistic view.
"We are going to see a second act
what has been an exceptional recovery
with growth and inflation both turning
in performances in the neighborhood of
4 percent," said Jerry Jasinowski, chief
economist of the National Association
of Manufacturers.

at
end

Mark Weisbrot, a LSA graduate student, places a protest sign in the Michigan League yesterday as Patti Schmittle, a
CIA recruiter, packs up an exhibit.

Abortion protesters brave cold

By JACKIE YOUNG
More than 25 local anti-abortion demonstrators
braved the subfreezing temperatures and snow
showers yesterday to mark the 12th anniversary of
the Supreme Court decision legalizing most abor-
tions.
Matthew Gutchess, a senior computer science
major, addressed the group of protesters and bystan-
ders in the Diag at noon before leading them to
University Hospital where some abortions are per-
formed. Toting signs such as "Equal Rights for Un-
born Women" and "Every baby deserves a birth-
day," the group marched around a traffic island at
the Observatory and East Ann entrance for nearly 45
minutes before breaking up.
THE 1973 decision in Roe. vs. Wade granting
women the right to chose to have an abortion should
be reversed, Gutchess told his supporters. In the
early '70s there was no consensus on when human life
began, but that has changed, according to Gutchess.
"There is a consensus as to when life begins," said
Gutchess, who is a member of Students for Life, a
campus pro-life group affiliated with Michigan Right
to Life. "It begins at conception."
After the brief speech, the demonstrators were lead
in prayer by Diag evangelist "Father" Mike, and

marched on to the hospital.
SOME UNIVERSITY students in the Diag reacted
to the group's protest by shouting obcenities, while
one woman driving by in her car stuck her head out of
the window smiled, and gave a sign of support.
Several of the protesters said they belonged to the
Cornerstone Church of Ann Arbor and that the
question of abortion was a religious issue.
"I'm a Christian and God created life, and he
commands us not to kill," said Renate Dyke, a city
resident. "It is my responsibility as a Christian to
protest."
"I LOVE infants," said Carol, a city resident who
declined to give her last name. "I read in the bible
that I was created by God and I can't stand to see.
babies killed like that."
Although the protesters disagreed with the
Supreme Court ruling, none of those questioned said
they supported incidents of violence directed at
abortion clinics nationwide.
"I think (the abortion clinic bombings) are
generally irrational," said protester Tom Meloche,
an electrical and computer engineering major. "I
can't say I cry about it... but someday someone might
be killed."
MELOCHE SAID he thinks that President Reagan

will have the chance this term to appoint four or five
Supreme Court justices who will reverse the decision.
Meloche said he looks forward to this reversal,
because the current court has "overstepped their
bounds" in the 1973 ruling.
In Lansing, Rep. Michael Griffin, the Jackson
Democrat leading efforts to ban state funding for
welfare abortions, told a crowd numbering up to 211
that he will be successful this year.
Both Gov. James Blanchard and his predecessor,
William Milliken, vetoed funding cutoffs in the past.
"I tell you emphatically that he will override the
veto this year and we will be victorious," Griffin told
the demonstrators, gathered in sub-freezing weather
outside the Capitol.
In Washington, warmed by President Reagan's
strongest anti-abortion statement to date, more than
70,000 shivering but optimistic anti-abortion demon-
strators marched on Capitol Hill to demand an end to
all legal abortions.
Reagan, made a short speech by special telephone
hookup from the White House to the throng gathered,
for the annual March for Life.
But he praised the demonstrators. "God bless you
for your courage and commitment and thank you for
See ABORTION, Page 2

Badrige
... says everything is on course
Personal consumer spending was up
at an annual rate of 3.9 percent increase
in the final three months of the year,
compared with a 0.7 percent increase
turned in during the third quarter. A
slump in consumer spending has been
blamed in large part for the slowdown
last year.
BALDRIGE characterized the in-
crease as "a real kick" for the overall
figure and Jasinowski called it "the
most surprising feature of the speedup-
in the fourth quarter."
"It looks like consumers are spending
more than expected and this is likely to
lead to stronger economic activity in
the first quarter," said Jasinowski.
Baldrige warned, however, that
growth could slow down again in the
second half of 1985 and that interest
rates could go back up after some fur-
ther declines in the near future - if
Congress does not make some im-
pressive progress in balancing the
budget.
Economists generally believe
sustained 4 percent growth is necessary
to keep the unemployment rate - 7.2
percent in December - from getting
worse.

'MSA shelves report
on educational quality

MotherNature freezes

By AMY MINDELL
Fearing factual errors, the Michigan
Student Assembly last night withheld
release of a report on teaching quality-
'at the University.
The report, prepared by the assem-
bly's joint investigative committee on
educational quality, was scheduled to
be released this week. But several
assembly members -who had read the
study said they found factual errors and
suggested it be revised before it is
released.
THE committee studied four general
areas: teaching assistants, curriculum,
cheating, and faculty.
MSA member Rich Layman said the
report damages students credibility
with University officials. "This kind of
report makes it hard for the ad-
ministration to respect us," he said.
Layman said the committee "didn't
take advantage of competent research
materials available on the impact of a

college education on students," and
pointed to a stack of books written on
the subject.
ANDREW Hartman, an LSA junior
and co-chairman of the eight-member
committee, said the group based its
research on personal observations and
on articles published in The Daily. He
said the group studied honor codes at
other schools as solutions for some of
the problems his committee
discovered.
MSA unanimously voted to send a let-
ter inviting faculty and the ad-
ministration to discuss solutions to
academic integrity problems among
students.
In other action, MSA discussed
budget problems with the upcoming In-
ternational Cultural Weekend. The
weekend could put MSA up to $5,000
dollars in debt due to budget
miscalculations.

inauguration
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Scores of majestic floats lay
in shreds, and the gleaming inauguralplatforms
stood merely as the targets of forlorn demolition
crews yesterday as the capital began clearing the
rubble of the Parade That Never Was.
Thousands of young people who came to march,
play and sing for President Reagan headed for
home, having been cheated by a brutal cold snap
of what he acknowledged would have been their
"magic moment' - a once-in-a-lifetime march
down Pennsylvania Avenue before a national
television audience in the Republic's grandest
celebration.
IN WHAT some viewed as a parting slap by
Mother Nature, the temperature rose to an almost
balmy 30 degrees yesterday - far closer to parade
weather than Monday's sub-zero blast.
But the day after produced another chilling
reality for hundreds of inaugural entrepreneurs,
ranging from gourmet caterers to sidewalk ven-
dors. Many staked their pocketbooks on souvenirs
and memorabilia to hawk amid the throng that
didn't come.

celebration
At a warehouse at the Washington Navy Yard,
66 floats, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars,
were ripped apart, the scrap heap their only jour-
ney. They ranged from a glorious, corporation-
financed victory wagon for America's Olympic
athletes to the self-built and self-paid pride of
Aberdeen Central High School in South Dakota,
whose delegation dropepd by for a group picture
before the slegehammers took their toll. Many
cried. -
AT THE Capital, about 40 workers began
dismantling the elaborate outdoor platform
Reagan had planned to use for his oath-taking and
inaugural address, a ceremony. moved inside the
Rotunda. The platform took months to build, at a
cost of $239,000 to the taxpayers.
On the westside of the Capitol where 140,000 were
to have witnessed Reagan's swearing-in, the sea
of plastic folding seats - at least some borrowed
from the nearby University of Maryland -
remained spread out before the presidential plat-
form as a silent reminder of the outside
celebration that wasn't.
See COLD, Page 3

The Reagans
.. . on stage at the Inaugural ball

TO0DAY
Designer cigarettes
1HE DESIGNER AGE is. really here. And the R.J.

premium priced luxury cigarette," Reynolds President
G. H. Long said. Though many women are willing to pay the
top dollar for designer jeans, the big test is how much they
will pay to be a trendsetter among smokers. Long said the
image a Yves Saint Laurent cigarette suggests is one of
"romance, mystery and intrigue of a spirited, opulent
lifestyle." Besides, if one's whole wardrobe is composed of
Saint Laurent clothing, it would be gauche not to have mat-
ching cigarettes.

nasium. The parents assumed that dancing is a form of ex-
pression protected by the First Amendment and that school
property was a public forum. But the 8th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals didn't agree with the U.S. District Court in
Arkansas, which ruled that the school gymnasium was not
a public forum. The appeals court said, "We hold that social
or recreational dancing is not, in the circumstances of this
case, entitled to First Amendment protection." The parents
contended that the district denied their request to rent the
gymnasium because of pressure from religious sectors,
"which believe that dancing is amoral and should not be
permitted in public schools."

both are operated by government officials. The Donkey
diaper idea was proposed during a stormy town meeting
earlier this week called to discuss ways to keep the city
clean following an outbreak of cholera in the region, the
news agency said. According to residents, the 10 street
sweepers now employed by the town are unable to cope with
all the donkey droppings and urgent action was needed to
contain the potential health hazard. But the diaper isn't law
yet. Town officials said the donkey diaper idea must await
final approval from senior government authorities before
it's instituted.

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