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Po 4-,nda, September 16. 1979--The Michiaon Dailv
THE WEEK
IN REVIEW
I" vividly demonstrated the Assembly's
+ weakness, the University Board of
Regents took away their authority to
z~t i e u g s n allocate funds to student organizations
In order to regain that privilege -
one of MSA's foremost responsibilities
several of the organization's
fo representatives spent most of the
summer developing a plan acceptable The blimp came, ABC came, the
She still wears her hair long, parted But she said she holds hope for the '_to them and Henry Johnson, vice- Catholics came and the scalper)
right down the middle, and apparently future.. Steinem observed' that more 'president of Student Services, scalped as the University spent tlp
has not aged a bit since the glory days women than men now are enrolled in And it is that plan which may finally week gearing up for The Game.
of the late 1960s when Gloria Stein.m college, including older women retur- oput the Assembly back on the winning Itwo teams lost.
surfaced as the.foremost spokesperon nng to the campus. track. There's still a long road ahead But it was exciting, at least up until
for women's rights. "we will be radicalized. We will turn but adopting a new allocation system is the final seconds.
Recently, however, Steinem and Ms. out highly educated, expectant, angry cektainly the first step. Early this week some scalpers werb
magazine, have been criticized by more women and we will radicalize when we THE NEW SYSTEM, expected to be getting up to $50 a ticket and even more
radical feminists as commercial still don't get the jobs," she said. ratified at Tuesday's meeting includes for pairs near the 50-yard line.
sellouts. Steinam dismissed the charge AN OBVIOUSLY learned, and richanges in the membership of the And as game-time approached the
saying, "it's the crabs-at-the-basket curious woman, Steinem's attack on Budget P .iortie Comiteeexcitement grew, a crowd gathere
phenomenon, where one person of our religion as an example of a social in- body's Budget Priorities Committee outside Dooley's Friday night was
stiution that is used to keep the disad(BPC), the introduction of an appeals subjected to a rendition of the Notce
group goes up and the others try to pull sito hti sdt ep tedsd .subj., rcs frgop dsaifedwt aefigtoga ndtouhe o
you down," in a press conference vantaged down, was spiced with process for groups dissatisfied with Dame fight song and, although m
:before her Monday night speech before references to architecture and inter vestiation of violations or epe fans favored the Wolverines, thee
a packed Hill Auditorium audience. national cultures. vestigation of viola tions or expen- were those few who insisted all wek
:a acedHil Adiorumaudene, naionl ulurs.ditures of funded organizations. that the Irish would triumph.
In fact, Steinem made quite a point of After her talk, Steinem read announ- It is also expected that Johnson willsr
being radical during her visit here. She cements from representatives of local Gloria Steinem, noted feminist leader and founder of Ms. Magazine, called approve the changes, and give the In the game-time fervor, however;
spoke of impending revolution and women's groups as a means of on the more than 3,500 persons in Hill Auditorium to use their advantages Assembly control over its budget once some chose to protest the disgusti i
seemed to take pride in declaring her- organizing. of education and social awareness to challenge existing social power again practice of passing women up through
self a "trouble maker" and "outside And, while she answered questions structures. Last year, MSA allocated nearly the stands-a "fun" pastime which pt
agitator." from members of the audience, a $50,000 to more than 100 student a niversiy reshwoman unet
BUT REALLY, what she had to say steady troop of women and men made tment just in time to be.thrust into theAorganizations. With that power retur- emergency treatment for seven hours
was not so new. their way to the stage so Steinam could Itn stgth psc dned to them, the Assembly should be following the Northwestern game.
In a free-form address Steine m announce the many upcoming meetingsn s potrt s w en tate able to regain some of its influence. At game-time, however, the scalpers
touched on a plethora of subjects from and rallies-the real base for Ann Ar- et ga n MSA's maiconcerat its meetin who had not managed to unload their
the "comfortable" caises on cam-bor's progressive and generally sup- over the LSA Building asdhriotingeonM con cer s e tickets were burned as tickets began
"uses, to populaton planning and portive women's community. U ste members in the 10 top positions are sliding towards face value along State
organized religion. But Krasny, unquestionably a charged with reviewing preliminary in- t. The Uni ersity also was left holding
Many of the iformational quips dliner, remembers those days with a formation and making policy decisions tedag figure
Steinem made Monday had previously nb certain fondness. in the group's Steering Committee in Fo te tigcw
been published in Ms., such as her addition to coordinating all majorMSA rom the start it was clear this was
additsonitoecsordintingnallnmajwrmMSAbig game. tn the student section th
amous piece speculating on how man gThe high point was going through The past six months have not been activities. typical fols demanded the sit ri
would behave if. they menstruated. But ' 4thtubln' f hMh SttAEetdwr'DvdFser ypclflsem dd they strih
for the uninitiated who came to hear the the turbulent '60s," he said in an inter- easy for the Michigan Student Assem- Elected were: David Fischer, there in their exact seat. Then came the
speech and view the legend, Steinam view this week, "you were tested not bly (MSA). Student General Counsel; Robert typical reply, "Let's see your student
once a day, but 20 times a day 'with In April, the Assembly was racked DiScipio, Vice President, personnel
several standing ovations. she red Anot er vestige of the 1960s, although situations somewhat foreign to police with an elections process that had a Roy More, Vice President, Student "Oh, I took it back to the car after
She said the campus has opened up to perhaps on the other "side" of Steinam, agencies. We just weren't geared for number of improprieties. Candidates Organizations Board; Connie Bridge, showed it at the gate," one jerk had t
announced this week he will step aside. something like that." were operating polling sites, certain Vice President, Minbrity Affairs; gall to say. Nobody believed him. "
dergraduate in the 1950s, but she also But Walter Krasny, Ann Arbor's polling areas were closed before David Trott, Administrative Coor- But we all squeezed in, drank, a4
,implie woer haven't ,ome allsthat police chief,-retiring after 40 years with In recent years, however, the scheduled hours, and numerous other dinator; Alan Abrahams, Budget.Watched in horror as
:implied women haven't come all that the department, will go down in city challenges of Krasny's job have rules were violated. Priorities Coordinator; Mervat Hatem wc i r a
long a way. history as the person entrusted with pr- become the less glamorous, but equally THE STUDENT government's image and Jeannie Barr, Co-Communications The Week-In-Revie was
"WE HAVE YET to find a campus teting the people who really live here challenging battles with City Council had suffered severely. Coordinators; Jack Hall, Legislative written by Editor-InChief
where men sit around and talk about from those crazy hippie students. over funding for more mundane, but Though the Regents eventually cer- Relations Coordinator, and Marc Susan Warner and Editorial
'having careers and being husbands and In 1966, Krasny assumed the top post nonetheless important police services tified the elections, MSA's troubles Breakstone, Academic Affairs Coor-
fathers at the same time," she said, of what was a small town police depar- such as patrol car availability didn't stop there. In a move that so dinator. Director Michael Arkush.

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Ninety Years of Editorial Freedom-

Carter jeopardizes peace treat
by talks with Arab extremists

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Vol. NXXXX, No. 10

News Phone: 764-0552

Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

A dangeroi
W HAT BEGAN as a simple case of
government abuse has evolved
into a potentially dangerous episode in
the history of American journalism,
and beyond that, a serious in-
fringement on individual liberties.,
Six months ago, the federal gover-
nment obtained a preliminary injun-
ction from a U.S. District Court Judge
in Milwaukee to prohibit the editors of
Progessive magazine from publishing
an article about the mechanics behind
building a hydrogen bomb. Without
even reading one line of the article, the
judge ruled that prior restraint to
protect national security must be in-
voked.
That decision sparked a nationwide
:debate as to tie merits of issuing prior
restraint. The argument can be broken
up into three camps - one group who
believes in the theory of prior restraint
:but not in this case, another who op-
:poses prior restraint in any case, and a
third who think the judge made a
righteous decision.
As the Supreme Court ruled in 1971
;during the Pentagon Papers case, the
government of the United States
should own the right to invoke prior
restraint in emergency- situations
when they truly believe publication of
an article or document would threaten
the nation's security and when there is
adequate grounds for that fear.
Consenting to that authority does not
;mean each time the government tries
to exercise that right, that they are
doing it to protect national security.
One can still agree with that basic
premise but question its adoption in a
specific case, as should be done in this
incident.
,n, mi1A v nnecihiv, ha th affaMt nn

as precedent

ft

"test case" for prior restraint. The
simple fact is that they are sup-
pressing an article from the American
people just because "they" believe it
would endanger national security. And
therein is where the danger lies. For
any society which permits that right is
taking numerous risks when the
government haphazardly tries to exer-
cise that privilege.
It is a sacred right, one which must
be used so very cautiously or the
danger to society is even greater than
the effects of publishing the article un-
der question.
Erwin Knoll, editor of Progressive,
came by campus the other day to
remind everyone of that very danger.
Appearing before a communications
class, the magazine's editor said that
suppression of the article constitutes
*an infringement on the rights of every
individual, and he is right.
Almost as disturbing is the un-
necessarily long delay there has been
since the court ruling in March. There
has been legal maneuvering on both
sides. This five-month delay can only
be harmful to the American people,
and it again shows the danger of prior
restraint.
All the government has to do is make
their case and bring it to court. The
judge doesn't even have to read it, just
believe 'the government. After all,
when does the government ever lie?
One more grave danger from this
case is that a victory for the gover-
nment could spell troubles for the
future of the nation's media. When the
New York Times and the Washington
Post were permitted to publish the
Pentagon Papers, it was widely viewed
c ci:r.i:in .,: ,n,, mne the nvor_

Immediately upon assuming
office over 2% years ago,
President Carter. set a Middle
East peace settlement as a top
priority of his Administration.
But his approach to the Middle
East conflict was far different
from the step-by-step approach
exercised by previous Ad-
ministrations. Carter preferred a
comprehensive solution to the
Middle East conflict as a way of
resolving all issues at once. As
part of his Grand Plan for Middle
East peace, Carter called
throughout 1977 for an all-parties'
Geneva Peace Conference.
Sadat's surprise visit to
Jerusalem in November 1977
changed the entire context of the
Middle East conflict. The United
States began to slowly but only
temporarily abandon the com-
prehensive approach. Rather,
President Carter began to push
for a separate peace agreement
between Israel and Egypt.
THE CAMP DAVID accords -
with due credit to Jimmy Carter
- amounted to a separate set-
tlement signifying that the con-
flict could and should be resolved
by a piecemeal, step-by-step ap-
proach. The historical and
political significance of Camp
David was that it set in motion a
Y rocess offering peace by stages
or those who joined the process.
The Palestinians could be in-
cluded in this process moving
toward peace with Israel and
self-determination. Camp David
meant to demonstrate that peace
had its rewards and the U.S. had
the prime responsibility of con-
vincing other Arab countries and
the Palestinians to join the
peacemaking effort. As Frank
Church, Chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee,
said: "The Camp David strategy
was a concrete manifestation of
American ingenuity in seeking
constructive solutions to
seemingly intractable
problems."
Now, exactly one year later
since that monumental summit.

seems unwilling' to let the
newlyweds furnish their own
house."
Events of this past summer
clearly illustrate how Carter's
poorly defined policies are
moving against the CampsDavid
peace process. At the same time,
the volatile autonomy
negotiations began in
Israel-with Begin and Sadat
hoping for Palestinian and Jor-
danian participation- the United
States was making overtures to
the Palestine Liberation
Organization, both publicly and
privately. Not only are such
moves contrary to the spirit of
Camp David, but they are in
violation of previous American
commitments not to negotiate
with the PLO so long as it is
devoted to destroying Israel.
Camp David established a
framework to include moderate
Palestinians in autonomy
negotiations.
3
Menachem Begin and Anwar Sa
TO INTRODUCE THE radical
PLO into the very peace process
it rejects is illogical and contrary
to the mnderatae natire of the

By Jeffrey Colman

Arabia agreed to sell extra oil to
the U.S. in return for "noticeable
progress" on the Palestinian
question, which apparently
means accommodation to the
PLO.rAmerica's latest moves
toward the PLO and the un-
timely proposal to sell
sophisticated American tanks to
Jordan signal to the anti-Sadat
Arab world that they need not
join the peace process and that
Saudi oil blackmail can exert
pressure on American policy. In-
stead of inducing the hostile Arab
world to join Sadat in making
peace with Israel, Carter seems
bent on appeasing, even rewar-
ding, opponents of Camp David
and the Israel-Egypt peace
treaty.
Last week's harmonious
meeting between President An-
war Sadat and Primce' Minister
Menachem Begin in Haifa
illustrated that the so-called

mer of progress toward peace
and even closer relations bet-
ween Egypt and Israel.
BUT AS ISRAEL and Egypt
were making peace this summer,
the Carter Administration was
moving away from this relation-
ship it helped to create. "The
Israelis and Egyptians seem to
do quite well when left to them-
selves," says the New Republic.
"It is the United States that in-
troduces most of the discordap
notes into the negotiations." -
Rather than demonstrating t
the hostile Arab world, especially
to the Palestinians, the promise
and benefits of peace (as Begin
and Sadat have), President Cay-
ter continues to become closer
with those who oppose peace
By opening a road to Arab
extremists such as the
PLO who reject compromise
solutions to the Middle East coi-
flict, Carter runs the risk pf
killing the momentum of the
peacemaking effort now under'-,
way which he helped to initiate.
By proposing to sell tanks to Jer-
e,'
k .;.

dat hug each other after last year's conclusion of the Camp David summit.

"spirit" of Camp David is alive
and well, at least in Egypt and
Israel. The two leaders ex-
chanrid f urther conessionsa nd

dan, Carter is rewarding King
Hussein for his continual refusal
to join the peace process.
Bv submitting to Saudi 'bil

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