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Council way off base
Last night it rained, and rained, and rained some more, and for City
Council members, the downpour may have saved them from a rather
embarrassing and legally complex dilemma. Yesterday was the
scheduled Cpuncil versus the media softball game, and it would have
been played at Vets field - if not for the rain. But yesterday a visiting
judge also declared that whenever a majority of City Council is
together in one spot, that constitutes an open meeting under the open
meetings act. Therefore, if that game had been played, it could well
have been an illegal gathering.,
"I don't think it (the softball game) is legal," one Councilman said
yesterday. Fortunately it rained, so Council members were spared the
possible lawsuits. They were also spared from having to hold public
hearings on every foul ball, double play, or infield fly. Of course,
postponing the ball game does not save council from future dilemmas.
Will Lou Belcher's next birthday party be declared an open public
meeting? Only Judge Snelz knows for sure.
Ten years ago today ...
It became evident, at about this time 10 years ago that unusually
severe exodus of professors had depleted the University staff over the
previous academic year. The psychology department for instance,
had lost nine senior faculty membrs, and the Music School had been
relieved of an assistant dean and four experienced professors. This
epidemic prompted some questioning of the outgoing profs. A shortage
of office space and insufficient lab and research equipment was cited
by many staff members as the major cause. "A scholar needs peac
and quiet to work, a condition which can hardly be attained when two
professors are crammed onto one inadequate office with noisy
students walking through the halls," one math professor explained.
begin when the day is well underway ... at noon in room 5208
Angell Hall Professor Robert Netting from the University of Arizona
will present a lecture entitled "Balancing on an Alp: Population
Change and Stability in a Swiss Peasant Village 1700-1950"... a
"Starving Artists Sale" begins at Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State Street,
and runs until 6 ... Project Community registration continues at 2204
SMichigan Union, and will end September 28. . . at 4, Jewish History
professor Bazalel Porter, of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will
lecture on "New Insights Into Aramic Texts" in room 3050 Frieze
Building . . for all you stagestruck students, there is a mass meeting
for UAC-Musket's production of "Man of La Mancha" in the Pendleton
Room of the Union at 7.... . the irst meeting of the Children of
Holocaust Survivors will take place at 7 at Hillel, 1429 Hill. . . also at 7
will be the monthly meeting of the Advocates for Safe Alternatives in
Childbirth, to be held at the Wesleyan Foundation on the corner of
Huron and State.. . The Arbor Alliance, a recently formed anti-
nuclear group, will hold a mass meeting at 7:30 in Conference _room
2 of the Michigan Union'... at the same time, at Pioneer High School,
there will be a presentation called "The New Public Health Code: j
How Will It Affect Washtenaw County?" ... in the Multi-Purpose
Room of the UGLI, the documentary film "Voyage to Save the Whale"
will be shown also at 7:30. . . we realize you can't be four places at
once, but yet another activity is scheduled for 7:30. Local members of
Eckankar, will present an introductory lecture entitled "Beyond the
Frontiers of Death" at the Ann Arbor Public Library.
On the outside .. .
Today will be much the same as yesterday-cool and rainy, with
chances of thundershowers during the day and this evening. Lows will
dip to the low 60s and the high will reach the mid 60s. Fortunately, the
stormy skies should clear up by tomorrow.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lee Harvey.
Oswald's widow told the House
assassinations committee yesterday
that she is "not qualified" to say
whether her husband murdered
President John F. Kennedy.
But Marina Oswald Porter testified-
that her heart stopped when she heard
on television that the shots which felled
the President had come from the Texas
School Book Depository, because she
knew that Oswald worked there and
that he had shot at retired Gen. Edwin
Walker months earlier.
"MY HEART stopped," she said. "I
felt very uneasy."
"Because you thought that Lee might
be involved? she was asked.
"It crossed my mind," she said. "I
hoped Lee was not involved."
Porter said there had been nothing.
unusual about her husband when he left:
that morning and that he avoided;
discussing the assassination the one!
time she talked to him after his arrest.
REP. RICHARDSON Preyer, (D-
N.C.), asked her if, with 15 years of hin-
dsight, she could say whether Oswald
did in fact assassinate the President.
"I don't know if I am qualified to
make statements like that because I
knew one side of Lee but I did not know
his whole character," she replied.
"If he did it, do you know why?"
"NO, I don't," she said.
In response to Preyer's questions,
Porter said she was never contacted
about the assassination by any foreign
government or by anyone else out of
She said that during their one conver-
sation after his arrest, Oswald looked at
a telephone and she knew he meant
they were probably being bugged and
she should be careful what she said.
SHE SAID Oswald avoided any men-
tion of the assassination and talked in-
stead about the children.
Asked if Oswald protested his in-
nocence, she said, "he never told me: 'I
am innocent.' "
"Did he look calm?" she was asked.
"He looked scared," she answered.
PORTER ALSO revealed that her
husband once threatened to shoot
Richard Nixon when he was in town.
Daily Official Bulletin
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Thursday, September 14, 1978
WELCOME BACK. It is not too early to consider
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LIX, No. 7
Thursday, September 14.1978
is edited and managed by students at the University
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postage is paid. at Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.
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dates to watch for in the job market, including
internships for undergrads and grads. Look me
up-keep intouch for finding a really good summer
Coming soon a 'yes' Concert in Detroit. The Ward
Patrol Security Company is looking for guards. See a
free, concert for a little work.. Further details
Smithsonian Institute-Environment Studies
Program. Chesapeake Bay Center. Undergrads. in
environment field, your choice-three separate
project periods from Sept. through Aug. with various
deadlines. Details available.
Announcing Mademoiselle's 42nd Annual College
Boad/Guest Editor Competition in New York. Have
you talent in editing, writing, illus. layout,
merchandising, etc.? App. deadline Nov. 1. Further
Great Lakes Basin Commission, AA. Part-time
positions and internships open in the fields of water
quality analysis, management planning, etc.
Further details available.
it's more than:.
piece of paper.-
The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 14, 1978-Page 3
'w briefs panel
She said she coped with that problem by you being a woman, what do you know
locking Oswald in the bathroom. about politics?"
She also said the incident involving: Oswald, who spoke both English and
Gen. Walker, a retired military figure Russian, occasionally made remarks
who was involved in an anti-communist about Kennedy, Oswald's widow
campaign, demonstrated her husband's recalled. "Whatever he said about
preoccupation with politics and President Kennedy, it was only good,
fascination with guns. always."
"I realized it was not just a manly Porter was the lone witness as the
hobby of possessing the rifle," she said committee continued investigating
of the night that Oswald came home Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on
bragging about shooting at Walker. "It Nov. 22, 1963. Oswald never lived to tell
seemed he was capable of killing his story; he was shot to death in the
someone with it." Dallas police station by Jack Ruby.
His widow married a Dallas factory
PORTER, TESTIFYING in English foreman, Kenneth Porter, in 1965. They
with a trace of an accent, described for were divorced in 1974 but later resumed
the committee her life with Oswald, the living together in Dallas.
man who subsequently would be iden-
tified as Kennedy's assassin.
The pair was married in April1961 in
Russia, only a few months after Ken-
nedy was inaugurated as President.
With a short-wave radio, they heard
some of Kennedy's speeches in English,
she said. BIL LIA RDS,
"I would ask Lee, what is he saying?
What is he saying?" related Porter, EVERYDAY
who spoke only her native Russian at 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
the time. $1.25 per hour
"HE TOLD ME to hush up and not in- at theU N ION
terrupt," she said. "His attitude was,
HEWLETT hp PACKARD Demonstration
Thursday, Sept. 14-Friday, Sept. 15
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
MR. CHUCK PALY, factory representative from Hewlett Packard, will be at
Ulrich's Books to demonstrate and answer your questions about Hewlett-
549 East University Ave.
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