Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

September 27, 1979 - Image 7

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1979-09-27

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 27, 1979-Page 7

Human rights group blasts death penalty

LONDON (Reuter) - Amnesty In-
ternational, the London-based human
rights group, called on all governments
yesterday to abolish the death penalty.
Many countries do not publish
figures, but in a major report Amnesty
said more than 5,000 people were known
to have been executed in the past ten
years, and over 500,000 murdered for
political reasons, in many cases with
the approval of governments, it said.
Most of the death sentences had been
for violent crimes, but some had been
for sexual or economic offenses, such
as hoarding grain, the group said.
THE METHODS by which convicts

were put to death varied from the
guillotine in France, last used in 1977,
the electric chair and gas chamber in
the United States, to hanging in South
Africa and the firing squad in Ghana
and Syria.
In China, - the most widely used
method was the shooting of the victim
in the head by a security officer, Am-
nesty said.
Amnesty listed 18 countries which
have abolished the death penalty for all
offenses: Austria, Brazil, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, West
Germany, Honduras, Iceland, Luxem-

bourg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden,
Uruguay and Venezuela..
EIGHT OTHER countries, Canada,
Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Panama,
Peru, Spain and Switzerland, have
abolished the death penalty in times of
In several other countries, while the
possibility of the death penalty was
retained, it had not been carried out in
recent years, Amnesty added.
In the United States and Australia the
death penalty is under the jurisdiction
of individual states, and some but not
all have abolished it. The electric chair
was used in Florida earlier this year.

The last hanging in Australia was in
AMNESTY'S REPORT also condem-
ned "murder committed or acquiesced
in by government."
Amnesty said mass killings of this
sort were reported to have taken place
in several countries including Uganda
under the Amin government (up to
300,000 people killed), Cambodia (at
least 200,000), Ethiopia (up to 30,000)
and Guatemala (up to 20,000).
Amnesty also said the death penalty
violated international standards of the
right to life.

The group said there was a lack of
evidence that the death penalty was a
deterrent and concluded that execution
was a threat to human values.

Class ifieds

Battle Creek attorneys fight

FTC attack on cereal

BATTLE CREEK (UPI) - Attorneys
for Calhoun County and the city of Bat-
tle Creek yesterday began drawing up a
lawsuit aimed at preventing the
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
from breaking up the nation's leading
cereal makers.
In a special early morning meeting,
the county commission approved $5,000
in matching funds to join in a federal
court suit to be filed by the city to force
the FTC to complete an environmental
impact study before it goes ahead with
its shared monopoly suit against
-Kellogg Co., General Mills and General
The suit - which was expected to be
filed before Oct. 2 - was believed to be
the first of its kind.
THE FTC claims the three com-
panies unfairly monopolize the cereal
market and is seeking to break them
up. Such action could cost grain millers

2,600 jobs nationwide and 1,500 jobs in
Battle Creek alone.
"This would absolutely devastate the
county's economy," county Com-
missioner Bess Jordan said. "We feel
it's about time the federal government
started listening to the local people.
"If they go forward with their
hearings, then they need to hear from
the people it would directly affect. They
so often forget about us," she said.
"WE ARE very happy they are on our
side of the issue," said Ralph Davis, a
Kellogg spokesman. "The greater the
output of noise, the greater the
possibility of being heard."
Jordan said breaking up the cereal
makers would not only deprive 1,500
workers of their jobs at Kellogg's and
the Post Division of General Foods, it
would also force layoffs in related in-
dustries like paper, glue and grain.
"This could push our unemployment
rate up three or four points," Jordan

said. Unemployment in Battle Creek
usually runs about eight per cent. Some
141,000 persons live in the county.
"Our job market is our environ-
ment," Ms. Jordan said. "We think an
economic impact study is justified."
The FTC was scheduled to resume its
hearings on breaking up the cereal
makers Oct. 2. Kellogg also has filed a
suit aimed at postponing resumption
because of questions on how a new ad-
ministrative law judge was picked to
hear the rest of the case.
"Old age" in a fly depends on its
species. A fly's lifespan can be from a
few days to several months.
$500 commission per month to
start possible. Part-time for follow-
ing up thousands of inquiries about
the world-renowned Encyclopedia
For interview,
call Mr. Sultini
An equal opportunity employer

soft and hard* contact lenses $210.00
includes exam, fitting, dispensing, follow-up visits,
starter kits, and 6 month checkup.
* includes a second pair of hard lenses
Dr. Paul C. Uslan, Optometrist
545 Church Stree
769-1222 by appointment

* X-mas/New Years
* intersession
(212) 689-8980
Outside N.Y. State
"TeCenter for Student Travel"
Begin Your
Engineering Career
American Can is one of the
top 100 companies in the
nation; we are involved in the
sale and manufacture of con-
sumer products, diversified
packaging, and resource
Our American Technical
Institute(ATI) program gives\
you "hands-on" project expe-
rience in diverse, practical
engineering assignments and
the opportunity to determine
which engineering area is
best suited to you. After com-
pleting the program, your
career can progress to more
advanced aspects of engi-
neering or to management.
We are interested in M.E.,
I.E., Ch.E., E.E., especially if
you have courses in com-
puter science or systems
engineering. Engineering
Technology degree applicants
in the above areas are
invited to apply.
We have opportunities for
engineering graduates in
Process & Automation
Engineering, Plant & Manu-
facturing Engineering,
Machine Design & Develop-
ment Engineering, Produc-
tivity Systems, Graphics &
Printing, Systems & Building
Engineering, Quality Assur-
ance and R & D.;
Plan to meet our representa-
tive on campus ... or write
College Relations, 3B9,
American Can Company,
Greenwich, CT 06830.
Our representative will be
at your College
October 4, 1979
C a: o pany
An equal opportunity employer

*~o nO~1~


. tiOm $38gerJce a

opp- plie5 lash
..chile 5up



Passed-up spectators
can press charges .

de t o aoothe P Us9 jta
eshtt9 gos asON1a-6P

(Continued from Page 1)
"There's always the difficulty of
identifying the person," Laidlaw said.
iAnd there's always the question of
whether the person consented to the
assault." Laidlaw said it is easier to
prosecute in most cases "if the person
makes it clear they don't want to be
passed up.
"If a person assaults someone and
'the victim is seriously injured, it (the
charge) could turn into aggravated
#ssault - which is a felony."
LAIDLAW SAID injuries sustained
from being passed up "could possibly
result in serious civil liability, meaning
suing for damages. I'm sure it would
(work) if you could put together the
proof and identify the person.
Questions have been raised about the
role of security guards at the stadium
.and why they can't help prevent the
practice of passing people up.
: Hawkins explained the police officers
'cannot simply arrest someone in the
stands for helping pass someone else
"OUR WHOLE role is preventative -
to make our presence known," Hawkins
explained. "The mere fact that you
have a policeman (there) tends to con-
trol overindulgence and assaults."
Hawkins said there are 18 officers

from both the city police force and the
University's Department of Safety on
the field to prevent over-zealous fans
from getting on the field and disrupting
activities. There are also 23 officers at
the stadium entrances to control skir-
mishes in the crowd and gate-crashers.
They have no power to arrest in connec-
tion with passing up because
technically, no crime has been commit-
ted unless someone is injured.
"Most of them (the crowd) are there
to have a goodrtime,"tHawkins said.
"Some games are a little wild, depen-
ding on the importance of the game.
But we have not had a major problem
But Hawkins added he is surprised
the police have not received any com-
plaints about people being passed up.

Join the



Career Development Opportunities
At a Unique Electronics Company
We are seeking innovative and talented BS,
MS, and Ph.D. graduates and undergraduate
co-op students. Join our professional staff.
We are doing state-of-the-art research and
development in the following areas:
Solid State Devices, Change Coupled Devices,
MOS and Bipolar -integrated Circuits and LSI,
Analog Hybrid Circuits, Logic Circuits, Com-
puter Architecture, Software, Systems An-
alysis, Signal Processing Communications,
Radar and IR Systems, Microwave Antennas,
Receivers and Transmitters, Displays.
Servo Mechanisms, Heat Transfer, Optics,
Structures, Metallurgy, Stability Analysis,
Aerodynamics and Process Control.
Meet with Hughes Technical Managers and
Recent Graduate Engineers on: Monday,

The Hammond Plant, located southeast of Chicago
is the largest Lever facility and is undergoing major
expansion. '
Your manufacturing career at Lever will provide you
with the opportunity to specialize in process engin-
eering or production supervision, or to be exposed to
a variety of line and staff assignments in preparation
for general management responsibilities.
Production supervisory responsibilities would span
processing and/or packing activities in line produc-
tion including equipment efficiency, work perform-
ance and cost control to insure continuous produc-
tion within established quality and quantity stan-
Upon joining the company, you will begin on the job
training, which is formalized but allows for custom-
izing. Your initial training will include exposure to
the full range of manufacturing activities including:
Manufacturing Management, Warehousing Pro-
duction services, Plant Engineering, Industrial
Engineering, Finance, Personnel/Industrial
Relations and Quality Control
Through participation in on-going company spon-
sored training and development programs, in addi-
tion to your on-the-job experience, you will build a
variety of skills in management of people and pro-
Our company recruiter will be interviewing on Cam-
pus Monday, October 1st.
We are looking forward to meeting with you to
discuss your future employment possibilities with

Back to Top

© 2023 Regents of the University of Michigan