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Gunmen kidnap
two in Lebanon

The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, January 27, 1987 - Page 3
Econ prof's retirement
opens up controversy

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -
Gunmen kidnapped two men
believed to be foreigners from a
store in Moslem west Beirut,
dragged them by their hair to a get-
away car, and sped off. A store
employee said the victims spoke
broken English and might be Poles.
Most universities and high
schools in the Lebanese capital
staged a one-day strike to protest
the abduction of three Americans
and one Indian from Beirut
University College on Saturday by
gunmen disguised as police.
Saturday's abductions raised to
23 the number of foreigners
missing after being kidnapped in
Lebanon, including eight seized
since Anglican Church envoy Terry
Waite arrived in Beirut on Jan. 12
to seek the release of hostages.
sight for a seventh straight day
yesterday, the longest he has been
underground in five trips to
Lebanon. He was thought to be
negotiating for the release of two
American hostages held since 1985.
The Reagan administration, in a
statement read by White House
spokesman Larry Speakes in
Washington, condemned the latest
wave of kidnappings as a
declaration of war against civil -
ization, but told Americans to get
out of Lebanon, warning "there's a
limit to what our government can
do" for them.
Police said four gunmen grabbed

two men from an office equipment
store in the Sanaveh residential
district at 11:30 a.m. yesterday.
Police said they believed the
victims were foreigners but did not
identify them further.
A Lebanese woman who works
at the store said she thought the
victims were Polish although she
did not know their names.
"They are familiar to me," she
said. "Theydused to passbyeusto
photocopy documents. They al-
ways spoke broken English.
"I knew them for a while as
Poles. I cannot recall exactly why
but assume they were first
introduced to me as Poles," said the
woman, who spoke on condition of
ABOUT 1,000 Beirut
University College students demon-
strated outside Prime Minister
Rashid Karami's office a few blocks
from the store to protest the
weekend kidnapping of the four
The American educators were
Alann Steen of Arcata, Calif., an
instructor in communication arts;
Jesse Turner of Boise, Idaho,
visiting professor of mathematics
and computer science; and Robert
Polhill of New York, a lecturer in
accounting. The Indian was Mithil -
eshwar Singh, a visiting professor
of finance who is a U.S. resident

While the retirement of pro -
fessors at the University is
commonplace, the recent retirement
of an economics professor has pit -
ted economic graduate students
against the faculty.
After more than a quarter century
of teaching at the University,
Daniel Fusfeld, the only faculty
member teaching the history of
economic thought, has retired.
The gap caused by his retirement
has angered many economics doc -
toral students. Last fall, 95 of the
121 economics doctoral students
sent a letter to Peter Steiner, dean
of the College of Literature, Sci -
ence, and the Arts, saying the
history of economic thought is
critical to a full understanding of
the field.
The University currently does
not plan to hire anyone in the field.
The faculty decides who is to be

hired, and begins the process in
March. And, due to the slowness of
the hiring process, unless the
University advertises for a historian
of economic thought in April, the
earliest a replacement could be hired
would be Fall 1989.
Among the faculty, opinions
differ on the importance of the his -
tory of economic thought, a field
that allows students to critically
examine the ideas constituting all
schools of economics.
MARK GREER, a doctoral
student in economics and author of
the letter, said although the
University isn't supportive of the
field, nine out of the top 10 schools
of economics take it very seriously.
He cited Harvard, Stanford, the
University of California at Ber -
keley, and the University of
Chicago as examples.
The students say in the letter
that the history of economic

thought is important to the doctoral
program, for one, to reverse the
"tendency for research... that has
become conformist and academ -
ically conservative."
"The faculty is going with the
flow... I think that's a mistake, "
said Economics Prof. Thomas
Weisskopf. Weisskopf feels the his -
tory of economic thought is im -
portant and supports the students.
"We very much need to find a
young professor to fill (Fusfeld's)
space," he said.
Fusfeld says the conflict between
the graduate students and the faculty
"represents one of the internal
conflicts within the economics
profession." Namely, that main
emphasis in the economics depart -
ment now is on the competitive
general equilibrium model, in
which several competing markets
achieve equilibrium.

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Brett Stockdill, an LSA senior.
Counter-demonstrators shouted
racial slurs at the more than 20,000
civil rights marchers as they worked
their way into downtown Cum -
"The insults and the anger in
their faces was really very fright -
ening,' said Elizabeth Paige, a Res -
idential College freshman. "They
are average, everyday people who
just have this hate that you can't
help be affected by."
IBecause there were more than
1-,000 counter-demonstrators, in -
cidintg members of the Ku Klux
Klan, the potential for violence
worried members of the contingent.
" We listened to the news and they
told us that stores in Forsyth

County were selling out of ammu -
nition very quickly," said Paige.
The Forsyth County sheriff
reported only minor injuries suf -
fered by three marchers and a police
The students travelled from
Detroit to Cumming on a bus
sponsored by the Southern
Christian Leadership Council. The
15-hour bus ride gave the FSACC
group time to get acquainted with
fellow marchers and learn about
demonstrations which took place in
the 1960s from participants.
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