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Ninety-eight years of editorial freedom

Volume XCVII- No. 8

Ann Arbor, Michigan -'Monday, September 21, 1987

Copyright 1987, The Michigan Daily

Detroit gives pope



Special to the Daily
DETROIT - For Detroiters, it was possibly the
most important stop on his tour of the United States.
The place where he would give his biggest speech of
the week; the home of about 600,000 of his fellow
Polish Catholics.
On Saturday, Pope John Paul II visited Hart Plaza
and his first words to the audience were, "I am happy
that... I am able to address such a large number of
people in this well-known industrial city of Detroit."
That statement summed up the spirit of Pope John
Paul II's Hart Plaza appearance, one part of his Detroit
visit that included saying mass at the Pontiac
Silverdome and riding in a 1.7-mile motorcade along
Joseph Campau Avenue. He later gave a speech, in
Polish, to residents of Hamtramck, a largely Polish-
populated suburb of Detroit.
The Pope's audiences had been dwindling
throughout his 10-day tour. Saturday's crowd of about
50,000 was sparse compared to the 500,000 for which
city officials had planned. The giant television screen
on Woodward Avenue, set up for those too far away to
see, proved unnecessary.
But those who came were eager to see the Pontiff.
Some spectators brought chairs with them; those with
free tickets from their church took seats in the front;
and several people camped out Friday night. When the
Pope first came into view - a little white figure far up
on the speaking platform - the crowd applauded in
unison. He stood in a green-tinted plexiglass booth on
a platform at the plaza; it seemed everyone near the
stage was waving a yellow and white papal flag.
"He came to see me, I had to come see him," said
onlooker Mary Ann Grove.
Grove, who describes herself as "Catholic to the
toes," arrived at Hart Plaza at 1 a.m. to see the Pope.
An out-of-state visitor, Grove was one of many who
camped out all night to get a good look.
Jerry Piatt, of Chelsea, said the Pope's visit inspired
a sense of togetherness. "Normally, when I come to
Detroit, I don't feel like I have anything in common
with people. It's a good feeling."
Other stops on the tour drew demonstrations against
the Pontiff's stands on abortion, homosexuals, and
contraceptives, but the Detroit audience sponsored few
organized protests. In Hart Plaza, one man, Matt
Welch, of Livonia, held a sign reading, "The Pope says
one thing, and the Bible says another - Guess who's
Local folksinger Josh White, Jr., oversaw the
ceremonies, and Motown star Aretha Franklin sang

"Amazing Grace." The entertainers preceeded the Pope,
who delivered an address on social justice.
He spoke on the growing interdependence between
nations, and urged Americans to look past their own
geographical boundaries and see themselves as
members of a global family. "Nobody can say
anymore: 'Let others be concerned with the rest of the
world!' The world is each one of us!"
He finished the speech saying, "you are placed
before a choice and you must choose. You may choose
to close in on yourselves to enjoy the fruits of your
own form of progress and try to forget about the rest of
the world. Or... you may choose to live up to the
responsibilities that your own history and
accomplishments place on your shoulders."
-The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Pope tries to
reunite his

W "
divided church
Pope John Paul II has left the United States after a
10-day tour meant to restore communication between
American Catholics and the Vatican. But even after a
generous welcome in Detroit, American Catholics still
challenge and question their fidelity to the church.
"I don't think there has been a greater polarization in
the Church as there is now," said Joe Summers, a
representative of Guild House, the inter-faith campus
Summers said that current social issues - such as
ordaining women into the priesthood, .premarital sex,
contraception, abortion and divorce - have pitted
progressives and conservatives against each other.
Prof. Astrid Beck, program associate of the Program
on Studies in Religion, said strife within the American
Catholic Church prompted the Pope's visit.
"THE POPE came because he objects to the fact
that Americans pick and choose what they want to.
subscribe to. The pope would like American Catholics
to subscribe to rigid doctrines," he said.
The pope cannot afford to lose the support of
American Catholics, Beck said, but, "he is being very
strict in his refusing to allow birth " control, the
See CATHOLIC, Page 7

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Amy Frizell of Bucyrus, Ohio prays as she awaits the Pope's arrival Saturday at Hart Plaza in Detroit .
See photo story, page 8.
Presidents reminisce
about tenures at 'U' N

Blue rebounds,
turns back

One night, during the reign of
former University President Robben
Flemming, protestors parading
outside his home were encouraged by
a Confederate flag that emerged from
an upstairs window.
A friend of the Flemmings, a
young woman from Virginia, was
staying at the house: She had be-
come-so caught up in the excitement
that she began waving the flag.
At the same house, several years
later, President Harold Shapiro slept
through the first protest after he be-
came president in 1980.
In a forum Friday, former presi-
dents Harlan Hatcher, Robben
Flemming, Allan Smith, and Harold
Shapiro shared insights on the state
r of the University during the last 36
years. The current and former offi-
cials were relaxed while they looked
at some serious topics, such as stu-
dent activism and campus research.
The discussion, entitled Presiden-
tial Perspectives, was on a Power

Center set resembling that of a tele-
vision talk show. It was part of the
President's Fall Weekend, a three-day
event held for some of the more
generous donors to the University.
The issue of student activism
provided some of the most interest-
ing discussion of the hour-long
presidential powwow.
The four agreed that student
interest in controversial issues is
admirable, but, according to Flem-
ming, "the great tragedy is when
(students) become so close minded
that they refuse to hear any other
points of view."
Hatcher, president from 1951-
1967, spoke about on-campus re-
search. He said the role of American
universities as research institutions
did not evolve until after World War
Not until the onset of the Viet-
nam War, however, did research be-
come a controversial issue. At that
point people began to question
See 'U' PRESIDENTS, Page 7

It may not have been an artistic
success, but Michigan head coach
Bo Schembechler got just what he
wanted in Saturday's 44-18 victory
over Washington State - a
Led by a 24-point third quarter in
which they ran 26 offensive plays
to Washington State's nine, the
Wolverines blew the game open
early in the second half and cruised
the rest of the way to even their
record at 1-1.
"It was our best period of the
season and really our only good
period of the season," s a i d
Schembechler. "Just the fact that
we won is what we needed."
MICHIGAN took advantage of



the Cougars' reckless style of play
on both sides of the ball, and waited
for them to make the mistakes.
Leading by just three points (13-
10) at the intermission, Michigan
took the second half kickoff and
marched 71 yards on 10 plays. The
drive was kept alive when Cougar
cornerbackkJames Hasty interfered
with flainker John Kolesar on an
almost uncatchable ball on a third-
and-eight situation at the Cougar 12
yard line. Hasty had the difficult
task of covering the Michigan
receiver one-on-one most of the
Three plays later, halfback Jamie
Morris (63 yards and two TDs in
the quarter) ran around right end for
See 'M', Page 13

Daily Photo by SCOTT LiTUCHY
Jamie Morris churns forward for some of his 98 yards rushing in Saturday's
44.18 win over Washington State.

Mic higa
Michigan versus Ohio State. It's
a rivalry more serious than gum dis-
ease, a rivalry more powerful than
fluoride treatments, a rivalry more
deeply rooted than your back mo-
Okay, maybe that's not exactly
how Bo would describe it. Still, at
the School of Dentistry, which Sat-
b urday hosted the First Annual

OSU dental studen

Rosen about whose students produce
the superior research. In true Big10
style, they decided to settle the
debate the old-fashion way - pitted
against one another in ferocious
Or something like that. But who
cared that the teams had only six
players each? Who cared that the
players suited up in dress clothes?
Who cared that the training table

dental mirror usage training- had
been sidelined, leaving Ohio State
one student short.
A typical Wolverine coach,
Loesche also declined pre-game pre-

ts duel foi
sweat broke out. No knees were
injured. The judges - two
professors from each dental school
- circulated among the posterboard
displays awarding points for various

r plaque
scarlet-and-grey bordered display of
complicated notation on "the Hard-
ness and Oral Resistance Parameter
of Dental Restorative Materials" left
no doubt the competition was one of
mind, not muscle.
On the Wolverine side, the maize-
and-blue bordered displays were
equally complex. These plays
wouldn't be easy for the opposing
team to read, that was for sure. Julie1

Joy Typo responds to the
Michigan Review's olive branch.
Leonard Bernstein conducts the
Vienna Philharmonic for two
performances at Hill Auditorium.
ARTS, Page 9
Tnnn tosave Detroit' A .

'It's not so much the competition we're here for - it's
the chance to show off,'

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