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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
ol. XCVI- No. 35
Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 22, 1986
Pursell: Baker 'not doing his homework'
By ROB EARLE
Even though U.S. Rep. Carl.
Pursell and his Democratic
opponent Dean Baker shook hands
before their televised debate last
night, the following hour proved
anything but friendly.
In the debate, sponsored by the
several local chapters of the League
of Women Voters, Baker and
Pursell (R-Mich.) used much of the
time slotted for questions from the
league to respond to each other's
attacks. The _ two men are
congressional candidates from
Michigan's 2nd District.
Baker constantly attacked
Pursell's voting record in Congress,
and Pursell responded by accusing
Baker of "not doing his
homework." When Pursell said he
supported funding for SDI research,
but not testing or deployment,
Baker said the five-term incumbent
had "backed down." Baker accused
his opponent of supporting testing
and deployment to give President
Reagan bargaining power at this
month's U.S.-Soviet summit in
P U R S E L L said he opposes
Baker's support for large cuts in
military spending. "I'm getting
concerned my opponent wants to
unilaterally disarm," he said.
He also attacked Baker's stance
on aid to groups like the
Nicaraguan Contras, who Baker
says are terrorists supported by the
United States. "To suggest that is
absolute folly," Pursell said.
When asked questions by League
of Women Voters state president
Nancy White, moderator of the
debate, the candidates often prefaced
See BAKER, Page 5
... questions Baker's "facts" ... attacks Pursell's record
U.S. expels 55 Soviet diplomats
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Reagan admi-
nistration yesterday ordered 55 Soviet diplomats
to leave the country within nine days, but said
it hoped the action would not sour the prospects
for arms control.
Five of the diplomats were declared "persona
non grata" in retaliation for the earlier
expulsion of five U.S. diplomats from Mos-
cow. The additional 50 were ordered out to
bring the Soviet embassy staff in Washington
and consulate staff in San Francisco "to parity"
with the size of the U.S. contingent in Moscow
State Department spokesman Charles
Redman announced the massive retaliation with
"regrets," but said it was forced on the admin-
istration by the Soviet Union.
Redman also sought to assure Moscow that
the United States did not want to lose the
momentum achieved at President Reagan's
summit meeting in Iceland with Soviet leader
"We remain committed to pursuing the
dialogue stemming from the Reykjavik meeting
in all areas of our relationship," he said. "This
problem of espionage is an important one, but
it is a separate problem, and-our plan in to go
ahead with the dialogue."
Under the new ceiling, required by Congress
last year, the Soviets will be permitted to have
no more then 225 people at their embassy in
Washington and no - more than 26 at the
consulate in San Francisco.
This matches the expulsion of the five,
Americans from Moscow for what the Soviets
Sunday called "impermissible activities."
In Moscow, Gennady Gerasimov, a
spokesperson for the Soviet Foreign Ministry,
said "if the United States will insist on
continuing this game of tit-for-tat, then this can
continue indefinitely. We-consider it is time to
Up, up and away Daily Photo by PETER RQSS
Marni Schlissel, LSA sophomore, fills balloons for Sigma Delta Tau's
Balloon Ascension 1986" on the Diag yesterday. Theballoons were sold
in a raffle to benefit the.Michigan Committee for thePrevention of Child
Assembly criticizes first part
of new proposed codc
By WENDY SHARP closely with the judicial system. a
The Michigan Student Assembly MSA felt that the University th
last night approved a stinging should work specifically with the
critique of the Emergency civil justice system and take no
Procedures, the first part of the
roposed code of non-academic Mrvt funds
The document criticizes codes in By WENDY SHARP $
general and cites specific problems The Michigan Student Assembly
with the Emergency Procedures, voted last night to sponsor a M
which would set up a mechanism campus visit by State Rep. Perry C
for the University to deal with Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) and State g
violent crimes such as assault, Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor) f
arson, and "the threat of'a violent to speak about higher education. S
act." The visit is scheduled for sL
ction if the accused is acquitted or
he charges are dropped by the civil
See MSA, Page 2
100 to cover the expenses.
Michael Margolis, chair of
4SA's External Relations
ommittee, said the support is a
esture of thanks for Bullard's push
or a Student Bill of Rights in the
tate Legislature and Pollack's
upport for state funding of higher
Although the assembly will
ponsor the visit, MSA President
Curt Muenchow said he vehemently
pposes the financial support. "We
houldn't be doing that at this time
f year," Muenchow said.
THE ASSEMBLY suggested
hat the University use existing
mechanisms-the civil and criminal
courts, for instance-to deal with
dangerous members of. the
University community, and it urged
the University to work more
tomorrow, just two weeks before
the upcoming election.
The assembly will spend $100
for refreshments, $100 for a public
address system, $220 for a tent and
tables, and $3 for making flyers.
The candidates gave the assembly
By TODD KEELER
Two pillars of the University
community have stood majestically
for more than 50 years in the garden
between Lorch Hall and the
business school, and students,
faculty members, and administrators
have long pondered one simple
question: Why are they there?
There is a good reason.
THE TWO columns were
moved to what used to be the Art
and Architecture Building in the
1930s under the direction of Emil
Lorch, formerly the dean of the
School of Architecture, to beautify
the garden and "to illustrate
something of historical and
architectural form totally unfamiliar
to most students upon admission,"
Lorch wrote in 1936.
Lorch brought the columns to
show students examples of the
Classical Greek style. One of the
fragments, a Corinthian pedestal,
was presented to the University by
Col. William Starrett, an 1897
The column, which stands two
stories tall, is one of the, few
See PILLARS, Page 5
IBM follows GM out of Africa
NEW YORK (AP)-IBM announced plans yesterday
to sell its South African subsidiary, joining General
Motors Corporation in two days to pull out of the
politically and economically battered nation.
International Business Machines Corp., the world's
biggest computer company, said the worsening eco -
nomic and political climate in the racially divided
nation prompted its decision to sell IBM South Africa
to local interests.
"WE consistently have said that IBM would remain in
South Africa as long as we could maintain an
onomically sound business and contribute to peaceful
xchange," Chairman John Akersa said in a statement
Ooooh. thait's scatrv!
issued from IBM's headquarters in Armonk, N.Y.
"Unfortunately, the deteriorating political and
economic situation in South Africa between South
Africa and its trading partners mpkes our action ne -
cessary," the statement said.
IBM's statement followed Monday's announcement
by GM that it would sell its South African operations
to local management because economic and political
pressures made it unlikely the unit could reverse several
years of losses.
IBM South Africa employs fewer than 1,500
people, 23 percent of them non-white, said Richard
See IBM, Page 3
Daily Photo by LESLIE BOORSTEIN
Ted Starnatkos, an LSA senior, examines one of the two 50-year-old
columns by Lorch Hall, the former Art and Architecture Building. The
two pillars were brought to their present location by Emil Lorch, a for-
mer dean of the School of Architecture.
once again will be dying to get in (or is that out?).
The house is designed to raise money for
UNICEF, The Ann Arbor Ronald McDonald
House, and Mott Children's Hospital. The ROTC
invites you to come out for a scare, if you dare.
Overall, University undergraduates outnumber
graduates by a nearly two-to-one margin, 22,399
Soaked, sunburned, and chilled, Kim Hulbert and
Rlrad Meador a r ging one-on-one in a (duel over
BUILDING FACULTY: Opinion encourages in-
creased recruitment and retention of
minority faculty. See Page 4.