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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, November 7, 1986

Twelve Pages

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urdue passing
poses problems
By ADAM MARTIN
Statistics never tell the whole story. In fact, the
numbers and percentages often tell little white lies. Or
ven black and gold ones.
The Purdue Boilermakers, the ugliest black and gold
team around and Michigan's opponent tomorrow,
feature the fourth-best passing offense in the Big Ten.
Their air attack averages 216 yards per game and has
racked up 1,733 total yards on the season.
Purdue will continue to pass the ball because its
rushing offense produces under 50 yards per contest and
is last in the conference. But while the Boilermakers
passing success grows, so will their collective nose.
PURDUE QUARTERBACKS Jeff George, Jeff
uber, and Doug Downing have tossed 20
nterceptions. Their 55.4 completion percentage is
deceiving because Purdue manages only 5.4 yards per
pass, which ties Wisconsin for last in the Big Ten.
And the Boilermakers put the ball up more than any
other Big Ten team.
The statistics indicate that Purdue (1-4 in Big Ten,
2-6 dverall) will throw and throw and throw some more
/ben it hosts the Wolverines (5-0, 8-0) tomorrow at
Ross-Ade Stadium. With Downing calling the signals
the Boilermakers might just try to fool the Wolverines
y opting for the ground game early, but Michigan has
yielded only 99 rushing yards per game in five
conference victories, so Purdue shouldn't run far.
"They're gonna throw the ball," said Michigan
coach Bo Schembechler. "That's the way they move it.
But in almost every case where we've played a passing
team, and we've been hurt, it's because we've allowed
them to run effectively."
SCHEMBECH LER knows there is more to
Purdue's Pandora's Box than just its meager running
ame. Junior tailback James Medlock dashed for 69
ards in the second half in last week's 17-16 victory
ver Northwestern, and at 6-3, 224 pounds, he is
clearly a tough tackle. But besides Medlock, Michigan
will have to tackle a distant jinx.
See BOILERMAKERS, Page 12
* U'employee
By MARTHA SEVETSON
More than 250 faculty members and University
employees have signed a petition calling for an
alternative retirement fund, stating that they are
"disturbed by the fact that (our) pension funds are
deriving income from the production of nuclear
weapons and from doing business in South Africa."
University faculty and staff annually contribute
approximately $15 million to the Teachers Insurance
and Annuity Association - College Retirement
Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), which handles pension
Ans for 3,600 educational institutions worldwide.

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Official
questions
'U' code

By REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN
Campus Safety Director Leo
Heatley told the University Council
yesterday that although a code of
non-academic student conduct may
help the victims of some violent
crimes, it would be unnecessary in
handling political dissent.
"When it comes to issues
concerning protest, I don't see
where a code would be useful at
all," Heatley said. "You've got to
disrupt something to get attention,
and if you've got a cause, I doubt
that a document would make a
difference."
BUT HEATLEY supported a
code as a way to fight violent crime
on campus, citing the inefficiency
of the civil courts.
"I see the criminal justice
system as a failure after working in
it for 31 years," Heatley said. "A
code would not affect how many
departments operate, but it's
sometimes frustrating to realize that
the University has no vehicle to

remove people from class if they
have been harassing others."
The council-a body of students,
faculty members, and
administrators-has been working
on a code since October of 1984,
and has been debating political
protests since September.
THE UNIVERSITY
administration has repeatedly
expressed impatience with the
council's slow progress. Though
the council will attempt completing
a draft by December, members
warned yesterday that additional
delays may lead the administration
to bypass the council and
implement its own code.
University President Harold
Shapiro last fall threatened to
bypass both the council and the
Michigan Student Assembly, which
has rejected the administration's
code proposal. MSA has the right
to approve any code draft.
"If we don't have a code by
See OFFICIAL, Page 5

b illAssociated Press
Revolutionarybil
President Reagan signed into law yesterday the nation's most sweeping immigration reform
act in decades; allowing millions of illegal aliens to become eligible to remain in the U.S.

s petition for
The CREF fund invests in 29 of the top 30 nuclear
weapons contractors and 171 U.S. companies with
operations in South Africa. The investments in the
companies make up 35 percent of the fund's market
value.
"WE CAN WRITE letters to our congressmen
and to President Reagan, but this is our money being
held for us," said Marc Ross, a physics professor who
signed the petition. "It's really a chance to do
something in relation to arms control on the basis of
individual preference."
According to Microbiology Prof. James Varani,

ilternative retirement fund
one of the five co-sponsors of the petition, the transfer previous TIAA-CREF investments to the
retirement fund 'is one of the largest investments made new fund.
by most employees. "It's really our investment
money, and people should have more say in where ACCORDING TO UNIVERSITY Vice
that money goes," he said. President and Chief Financial Officer James
The petition, sponsored by the Coordinating Brinkerhoff, a member of the Board of Directors of
Committee for Socially Responsible Retirement CREF, lawyers say transferring the funds would be
Options, asks the University to either set up an illegal.
alternative retirement fund with a "socially He declined to comment on whether the University
responsible" investment company or to negotiate was likely to offer a "socially responsible"
with TIAA-CREF to establish such a fund within its wNDr oe2
system. The sponsors would like the opportunity to See FUND, Page 2

U.S., S

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Baker organization
brought out voters

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0
meeting makes
li*ttle progr ess
s VIENNA, Austria (AP)-U.S. bag of old mothballed views and
Secretary of State George Schultz approaches."
and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard SUMMING up the meetings,
Shevardnadze failed yesterday to which took place while
make headway toward curbing Shevardnadze and Schultz were in
iuclear weapons and left the future Vienna for a conference on human
of arms control and superpower rights and East-West relations, one
mmits in doubt. senior U.S. official said: "It was a
bust."
Schultz told reporters after his Another senior U.S. official,
five hours of talks with also speaking on condition of
Shevardnadze over two days: "I anonymity, said there would be no
can't say that the meetings have further high-level sessions until the
moyed arms control matters along Soviets indicated a willingness to
in any significant way, and I regret negotiate constructively.
this." Shevardnadze said another super -
Shevardnadze said he was power summit "will all depend on
returning to Moscow "with a bitter further contracts. The dialogue will
bste" after confronting "a mixed be continued."

By PETER MOONEY
Low voter turnout and strong
local support enabled Democratic
congressional candidate Dean Baker
to make a stronger showing against
Carl Pursell (R-Mich.) than most
observers expected in the heavily
Republican Second District.
Though the vote totals in most
student precincts were not
significantly higher than in either
the 1982 or 1984 elections, Baker
received a much higher percentage
of the local vote against Pursell, a
four-term incumbent, than either of
the two previous Democratic
challengers.
AT THE UNION, the polling
place for the 1st Precinct of the 1st
Ward, turnout was very close to
what it was in 1984, a presidential
year. But Michael McCauley,
Pursell's challenger that year, won
the precinct by five votes, compared
with Baker's 112-vote victory this

year. Another big turnaround
occurred in South Quad, the polling
place for the 4th Ward's 1st
Precinct, which supported Pursell
in 1984 by. a 52-vote margin but
this year gave Baker 156-vote
margin of victory.
Political Science Prof. Michael
Traugott agreed that Baker benefited
from a strong organization and low
overall turnout. He added that
Pursell came into the campaign
with an advantage. "The odds of an
incumbent winning are better than
90 percent. Most of them are
campaigning continuously. Pursell
spent a lot of time personally back
in the district as well," he said.
That Baker received 41 percent of
the district's vote-far better than
past Democratic candidates have
done since redistricting made the
Second District more conservative
See TURNOUT, Page 5

WVords of OZDaily Photo by JAE KIM~
Avraham Balaban, a University professor of modern Hebrew literature,
comments on the works of Israeli author Amos Oz. The author will speak
at Rackham Auditorium November 9th. See story, Page 3.

TODAY
Super president
'University President Harold Shapiro has been

most effective chief executives. They were
nominated as strong leaders in a survey of 485
chief executives, higher-education officials, and
scholars who study the college presidency. The
effective college president is a "strong, risk-taking
loner with a dream," said James Fisher, president
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like the roughians they are. There will be cookies
and juice available for good little donors. The
American Blood Cross Bloodmobile will be set up
in the Michigan Union Ballroom from 11 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10-21. The winner of the
annual blood battle will claim the Blood Drop

INSIDE
DIALOGUE: Opinion previews the Middle East
forum at the University this weekend. See
Page 4.
JAZZ RECIPES: Arts previews Toshiko

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