The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 2, 1979-Page 5
CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE A FOCUS
Census to be more than a count
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Census
Bureau has decided that it just doesn't
need to know how many left-handed,
American pet-owners snore.
When the Bureau takes its 20th-
national head count "next April the
statisticians will be striving to learn not
just how many of you are out there, but
what you're like and how you live.
There are some things however, that
won't be asked.
ranging from the poor to the handicap-
ped to American Indians each has a
need for special information and a
desire to get it in convenient form.
This means that in the decade it has
spent preparing for the 1980 census, the
Bureau was under constant pressure to
ask this or that question, get such and
such a piece of information.
And the answers are of more than
academic interest: millions of dollars
in federal and other money for groups
and municipalities depend on the count.
THE CONSTITUTION requires a
head count of the people, the added
questions are a look at the charac-
teristics of the population, explained
bureau spokesman Henry Smith.
But, he added, ''the questions have to
have some relationship with an iden-
tificable national interest. We don't ask'
your religion, or who you sleep with or
whether you have a pet."
More than 70 meetings were held
across the country to soilicit views on
what 1980's questionnaire should ask,
and these meetings, starting in 1974, led
to several changes in the forms.
RAY BANCROFT of the bureau
reported that among the questions
urged at these sessions, but rejected,
included whether a person is left-
handed, whether you snore, whether
you own pets or a horse, what type of
leisure you engage in and your sexual
Still, in each census year there are
complaints that some questions are too
personal. Bureau officials emphasize,
however, that they are asked for
statistical reasons and individual
responses ,are kept completely con-
The 1980 census will ask 19 questions
of every American, seven populations
questions and a dozen queries about
housing. Bureau experts say it should
take about 15 minutes to fill out.
ONE AMERICAN in six - more in
rural areas - will get a longer form
that should take about 45 minutes to
complete. It has an extra 2 housing and
26 personal questions.
The first question on all forms is sim-
ply the name of each person living in
the household as of April 1, 1980.
Arthur Penn's 1971
LITTLE BIG MAN
Thebrape and murder of the American Indian told in flashback form by Jack
Crabbe (DUSTIN HOFFMAN), a 121-year old man who survived the Little
Big Horn. Custer is played for the psychotic he really was. Penn gave the
western a new look and a strong dose of black humor. With FAYE DUNAWAY.
Wed: HOW I WON THE WAR
Fri: THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
7:00 & 9:45
OLD ARCH. AUD.
Carter: No threat from Soviets in Cuba
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forces had been organized into a com-
It was understood that the Soviet
assurances Carter cited were dealt with
in a personal exchange last week bet-
ween Carter and Soviet President
CARTER SENT a message to
Brezhnev last Tuesday, it was learned,
and the Russian leader replied Thur-
The issue concerning Soviet troops in
Cuba has delayed Senate consideration
of the SALT II accord signed by Carter
and Brezhnev in Vienna in June. Car-
ter's speech was an effort to remove the
roadblock and urge Senate approval of
Carter described a series of steps that
he was taking to bolster the U.S.
presence in the Caribbean.
"WE WILL expand military
maneuvers in the region and we will
conduct these regularly from now on."
Without getting specific, Carter said,
"We will increase our economic
assistance to alleviate the unmet
economic and human needs in the
Caribbean region ...
While declaring the presence of the
brigade continues to be a cause of con-
cern, the president declared, "I have
concluded that the brigade issue is cer-
tainly no reason for a return to the Cold
War. A confrontation might be
emotionally satisfying for a few days or
weeks for some people, but it would be
destructive to the national interest and
the security of the United States."
Carter noted the Soviet insistence
that their troops are occupied in
training and "can do nothing more."
Earlier, Sen. Frank Church, chair-
man of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, met with the president for
a half hour briefing on Carter's speech.
The Idaho Democrat said he thought
SALT II could be salvaged.
"I think we can salvage the SALT
treaty, and I'm looking for a way to do
it," Church said. "I don't think that
SALT Is scuttled. I believe that a way
can be worked out that is satisfactory to
in a variety of colors
DOLLAR BARELYABOVE PREVIOUS LOW:
Gold prices reach new record in Europe
By the Associate Press gold ever closed above $400 in Europe, but no specific steps to defend the price was up from $3964
at the close
The price of gold surged to a record
$415.50 an ounce in New York yesterday
as the U.S. dollar declined and was kept
from dropping below last year's lows
only by vigorous central-bank interven-
GOld closed at $413.25 in London after
trading as high as $414.75 and ended at
$414.50 in Zurich. It was the first time
although the lelvel was touched Friday
before prices slipped.
IN NEW YORK, the price kept rising
and climbed as high as $419 an ounce
before slipping back to close at $415.50.
There were reports of continued gold
buying by Arabs and of efforts to sell
dollars after a meeting between West
German and American officials in
Hamburg produced vague promises,
Gaold Gold has climbed steadily in
recent weeks. The dollar, after initially
showing strength. has now dropped to
its lowest level against the West Ger-
man mark, Swiss franc and Italian lira
since the Unites States mounted a huge
dollar-rescue effort Nov. 1,1978.
IN ZURICH, the price of gold leaped
$8 in the last two hours. The closing
last Friday, $322.875 a month ago and
$218.875 at the start of the year. In Lon-
don, the closing price was up from
$397.5 last Friday.
Gold, which traded at $35 an ounce a
decade ago, hit $200 in July 1978 and
then took a year to climb another $10
and less than three months to hit $400.
Grad dean appointed to high 'U' position
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1974, and was reappointed to a second
five-year term earlier this year.
In recommending Sussman's reap-
pointment to the Regents, Shapiro
wrote: "Dean Sussman is held in high
regard, by his colleagues here at
Michigan for the outstanding leader-
ship he has provided the Rackham
Graduate School, and by his colleagues.
throughout higher education for his
leadership in graduate education."
Palestinian mayor asks
end of Israeli 'oppression'
SUSSMAN SAID he believes he was
chosen for the job because, "I've had
considerable administrative experien-
ce. The grad school covers almost all
areas of the University, and has a
broader base than LSA."
He said he has no aspirations to fill
the academic affairs post permanently.
Countering the views of some mem-
bers of SACUA who said the interim job
would be "very much a caretaker
position," Schulze asserted," "It's a
very active position."
BEFORE SUSSMAN assumed his
current job as graduate school dean, he
served as that school's associate dean.
Before that appointment, he was
chairman of the botany department and
associate dean of LSA, before being
named acting LSA dean.
Sussman has been a University
faculty member since 1950. He received
a bachelor's degree from the Univer- -
sity of Connecticut in 1941, and a
master's from Harvard in 1948. The
following year, he received a Ph.D.
SACUA members And two appointed
students are searching for a permanent
successor to Shapiro. A tentative
deadline for nominations is Oct. 20.
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They need security from us?
"THE AGREEMENT is the
security," he continued. "I need the
guarantee, not them.. What guarantee
do they want, more than their power?"
The PLO charter does not call for the
destruction of Israel, Kawasmeh said.
Rather, "the charter calls for one state,
everyone living together in
Christians," he said..
"If Israel wants to live with us under
one flag, one country, that's O.K. If not,
then we accept two countries," he ad-
SKAWASMEH CRITICIZED severely
the Camp David Peace Accords, main-
taining that "the agreement forgets
about four million Palestinians.
"Carter talks about a Palestinian
homeland wherever he goes, but
forgets about it in the agreement. There
is no mention in the agreement that the
West Bank and Gaza are illegally oc-
cupied territory, that the Israeli set-
tlements there are illegal," he said.
Peace can only be accomplished un-
der the flag of the United Nations, not
under the flag of the United States, ac-
cording to Kawasmeh. "The U.S. is
giving money to kill us. The U.S. talks
of peace, but gives weapons to Israel.
The U.S. is biased."
THE MEDIA IS also biased against
the Palestinians, Kawasmeh said. "If
the Israelis kill a thousand people in
South Lebanon, the TV and radio is
silent. If two children are killed in an
accident in Jerus.alem, it's the
Palestinians (who are blamed)."
Kawasmeh also discussed the
problem of U.S. and Israeli recognition
of the PLO, and Arab recognition of
Israel. "The U.S. does not tell Israel to
recognize the Palestinian people before
it (the U.S.) will recognize Israel. But it
tells the Palestinians to recognize
Israel before it (the U.S.) will recognize
the Palestinians," he said.
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The Loft is looking for an energetic person to develop per-
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duties, and will begin in January, 1980.
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