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Vol. LXXXX, No. 37 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 18, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pages

hold court
It is a recent evening in the Middle
Kingdom, Barony of Northwoods, as r.,, ra i "
the Shire of Dearne Ansilet and two
knights prepare for upcoming tour-sby,
They raise weapons in combat and
the clang of sword against shield rings
through the night air.
LATER, IN the Kingdom most call '
the Midwest, in the Barony commonly
known as Michigan, in the Shire that's ' r
Ann Arbor, the pair will put away ar-
mor and rattan swords to practice the
fine and courtly arts - manuscript
illumination, music, dance. J".r
But for the moment, they parry and
thrust with delight behind the Graduate
Library, caught up in a typical meetingy
of the Ann Arbor chapter of the Societyy
for Creative Anachronisms (SCAq
pronounced skah), in which authen-
ticity is sacred.
SCA has about 15,000 members W14111
nationwide, and is divided
geographically into five kingdoms. Doiy Photo by MAUREEN O'MALEY
Michigan is in the Middle Kingdom, MEMBERS OF THE Society of Creative Anachronisms (SCA) recreate medieval customs and hold mock battles on
Massachusetts is in the East Kingdom, campus. Their diverse membership of about 15,000 includes students, professors, housewives and writers from all over
See MEDIEVAIU, Page 2 the country.

Black English
class starts
for teachers

King Elementary School teachers
and professional staff receiving their
first lesson yesterday in the Black
English training program,-learned that
one person's "couch" is another per-
son's ."davenport." And they learned
that while one individual may be "flat
broke' another, is "financially em-
Yesterday's workshop was the first of
five training sessions designed to im-
prove the understanding of Black
THE $3,915 training program is sup-
posed to sensitize teachers to those
students who have Black English
backgrounds in order to assist them in
reading standard English, said
Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public
Schools Harry Howard..
The plan resulted from the Black
English suit filed on behalf of 11
children from the Green Public
Housing Project on the east side of Ann
Federal District Court Judge Charles
Joiner ruled last June that there is a
language barrier for speakers of Black
TIS BARRIER arises when
teachers lack information about the
Black English dialect that impaiirs the
reading ability of black children from
low-income families.
Joiner ordered the school district to
come up with a plan to help King School
teachers recognize and understand the
problems faced by students who speak
Black English.
ACCORDING TO Howard there will
be no change.in classroom instruction
or materials. "I think the changes will
be much more gradual, and they are
not measurable like a lot of people
would like them to be," he said. -
King School will have to report back
to Judge Joiner in June and December

of 1980. This report will consist of an
"assessment based on the teachers'
assessment of students, our (ad-
ministrators) assessment, and the
assessment of two linguistic experts,
Hall and Shuy," said Howard.
Joiner originally requested a test
assessment of improved reading skills
as a result of the training program, but
according to Howard this would have
been "impossible from such a small
group over such a short time."
THE PROGRAM will have been suc-
cessful if "the teachers can say "I feel
good about this" and they've learned
something that will unlock the door for
one or two students this year, a few
more the next year, and maybe 25
students 'the year after that," said
The teachers, some of whom wanted
the school board to appeal the case, are
"accepting the program' and will
probably .learn from the instructional
program, according to King School.
Principal Rachel Schreiber. However,
she said she didn't think Black English
has had a negative effect on King
After the workshop, 5-6 grade
teacher Ron Pudduck described it as "a
good firstrattempt. I'm not sure
whether there was an awful lot of in-
formation that I didn't know before, but
time will tell."
HE ALSO SAID he didn't think the
Black English issue is a problem in
King School. "I don't think the
language issue has anything to do with
the ability to learn to read," he said.
The first three workshops, run by Dr.
Thomas Pietras, director of the
language department of Ann Arbor
Schools will emphasize instruction in
the nature and structure of dialect.
"What I plan to do is help teachers in-
crease their understanding about the
See TRAINING, Page 10

Calcutta nun


OSLO, Norway (AP) - Mother
Teresa, 'Calcutta's ,"saint of the gut-
ters," work the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize
yesterday and said she would spend the
$190,000 purse on lepers and the
destitute to whom she has dedicated her
"Poverty and hunger and distress
also constitute a threat to peace,' the
Nobel Committee said in citing the six-
th woman to win the prize.
Catholic nun, daughter of an Albanian
shopkeeper and now a citizen of India,
said she accepted the award "in the
name of the poor."
Her order, the Mission of Charity,
was founded in Calcutta's slums in 1948
when Mother Teresa opened her first
school with 40 cents in her pocket and
special permission from Rome to live
outside a convent. The order now runs
schools, hospitals, youth centers and
orphanages in 50 Indian cities and in
others around the world, from the
Bronx, New York, to Papua, New
The five-member Norwegian Nobel
Committee said Mother Teresa, 69, was

given the prize "in recognition of her
work in bringing help to suffering
humanity." She has been nominated for
the prize for several years and has of-
ten been mentioned as a possible

virs peac
TIllS YEAR the world has turned its
attention to the plight'of children and
refugees, and these are precisely the
categories for which Mother Teresa has
for many years worked so selflessly,"
the committee said.
Hundreds of beggars, lepers, the
blind, the crippled, the dying, and the
unwanted gather daily outside Mother
Teresa's Calcutta mission for a free
meal. For decades she has given the
poor of the slums medical -care,
schooling, a bowl of gruel, a slice of
bread, or just a clean place to die.
"I accept in the name of the poor
because I believe that by giving me this
prize they are recognizing the presence
of the poor in the world," said Mother
Teresa, reached at the headquarters of
her mission in the slums of Calcutta in
east India. She said she had heard the
Oslo announcement on local TV.
TALKING WITH reporters after
evening prayers, she spoke of love,
poverty, and greed. "Greed," she said,
"is the greatest obstacle to peace in the'
world today - greed for power, for
money and for name." With her prize
money, "I will build more homes for the

destitute and the poor, especially for
the lepers," she said.
Past recipients of the Nobel Peace
Prize include Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin, Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat, Henry Kissinger, the late
Martin Luther King, Jr., and Soviet
dissident Andrei Sakharov.
It was not known whether Mother
Teresa would personally accept the
award in a ceremony in Oslo on Dec. 10.
The presentation is made on' th ean"
niversary of the death of Swedish
dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel.

76-GUIDE: Crisis counseling
and other info 24 hours a day

Mothe Te I''cresa

Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Nationwide demonstrations held

to protest
By The Associated Pre
Union members, senior citizens,
Americans demonstrated against the
with protests in more than 100 cities de
end to the energy price spiral.
"I don't want to freeze to death in
carried by a picketer outside the
'American Petroleum Institute in Wash
yesterday was biled as part of a gras
Lower Energy Prices," sponsored
:Ehergy Coalition The coalition said t
in more than 100 -ities with activitie:
ins" by motorists o marches by pedes
An Associate Press spot check s
in several areas v< is smaller than pre
Cleveland demon, tration said they a
over 1,000 but only 150 people participa
In Cleveland, !he 50 demonstrat
-mall with an Athntic Richfield Co.
prove gasoline m leag ' through bette
.40 people watche the il company pre
shortly before he t rotest rally b
Kucinich said at he ro lly that Preside
;decontrol the pr ce of domestic oil

Skyrocketing ol costs
ySS rationing" because it will hit hardest at poor and middle-in-
and hundreds of other come families. "Government should work for the people, not
oil industry yesterday just the big oil corporations," he said.
signed to help bring an IN MONTANA, however, AFL-CIO Executive Secretary
Jim Murry said interest was high. "The phone has been
the dark," read a sign ringing off the hook all morning," he said, adding: "These
headquarters of the calls are from people not associated with the labor
hngton, D.C. movement, like senior citizens groups and low-income
he trade association groups."
s-roots "Campaign for Montana members of the AFL-CIO went door-to-door and
by the Citizen-Labor through supermarkets distributing "Big Oil Discredit Car-
here would be protests ds," which urged Congress to put a lid on oil and gas prices,
s ranging from "honk- appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the oil companies
trians. and establish a publicly owned energy corporation. Millions
howed that the turnout of the cards were being distributed on a nationwide basis.
dicted. Organizers of a The oil companies generally have said that they are not
anticipated a crowd of responsible for the rising cost of energy. They blame price
ited. increases by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Coun-
ors shared a downtown tries (OPEC), several of whose members announced fresh
exhibit on ways to im- price increases earlier this week.
r driving habits. About In Houston, eight members of the International
sentation, which ended Association of Machinists union stood in front of the
egan. Mayor Dentnis headquarters of the Shell Oil Co. and handed out bumper
nt Carter's proposal to stickers reading "Cap Oil Prices."

Not too long ago, Dave had a big prob-
lem on his hands.
The young man on the other end of the
telephone wire had attempted suicide
by downing almost a bottle's worth of
an unknown drug, and was clearly in
need of immediate medical attention.
DAVE, A three-year veteran at the
University's 76-GUIDE telephone coun-
seling service, handled the caller
calmly at first. "I kept assuring him
that I was concerned and that I cared
for him," he remembers. "His speech
was very slurred and his reaction time
slow: He wouldn'tgive me his phone
number or address."
The minutes dragged on. The young
man was calling from a hallway in the
house where he lived, but said he didn't
know anybody there well enough to ask
them for help. "I have a friend who
lives here, but she's left."
The situation turned critical. Dave
had tried almost every approach to get
the caller to help himself, and finally
had to do something before it was too
late: "You're slowing down!" he war-
ned. "Set the phone on the table and go
grab the first person you see. Let me
talk to him."
AT LAST, half an hour after the call
had come through, another voice came
on. Dave arranged for the caller to be
'rushed to the hospital by a friend.
Less than an hour later, the phone
rang again. The young man's stomach
See 76-GUIDE, Page 7

Daily Photo by KAREN ZORN
Dave, a staff member at 76-GUIDE, handles one of the many calls the office
receives daily. The 24 hour counseling service takes calls for help and infor-
mation all day, every day, except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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weren't there," he added, "but it was substantiated by
DREAD intelligenfce." Baier said the Marching Band would
be executed en masse by microwaves beamed down from
the ABC satellite the station uses. He refused to disclose the
radio station's plan to lure the members of the entire mar-
ching band into one spot for the execution. DREAD has
reportedly infiltrated the marching band, with some 70 or
80 members of the band secretly pledging loyalty to the
Unusual club
Are vn lclen in thonuht. word and deed? Do strangers

three questions correctly: "What is a four-letter synonym
for intercourse that ends in a 'k'?" "What goes in hard and
comes out soft and juicy? ""What's long and hard and full of
'sea men'?" No comment.
Fleming gives Carter a hand
It looks like all the exper-
ience he gained from
working with tight
budgets will come in handy
for former Universitya
Preident Robben . '

second-year voluntary wage-restraint program and
monitor development on the wage front. The Flem was
unavailable for comment yesterday on his new position. Fr
On the inside
A round-up on the final game of this year's World Series
on Page 9 ... a review of Kenny Loggins concert at Hill
Auditorium this week on the Arts Page... .and one gay's
view of dissension in the rest of the gay community on the
editorial page.



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