The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 16, 1979-Page 3
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King 's birthday
Yesterday marked Martin Luther King's fiftieth birthday. It was the
first time that the state celebrated January 15 as an official holiday -
though it seems the day wasn't celebrated uniformly across the state.
State offices were closed as were banks. Children were given a half
day of school in commemoration of the black civil rights leader's life.
But in Ann Arbor, the University sponsored no special activities and
the City Council held its Monday night meeting as usual. Said Prof.
Niara Sudarkasa, the assistant director of the Afro - American Studies
Department, "It takes at least a year for a holiday to take on
character . . . I'm sure if you prick the conscience of the University,
next year there'll be something." Sudarkasa also said that her
department had decided to incorporate Martin Luther King Day into
February's black history week. The only publicized local event
celebrating King we could find is a Martin Luther King Worship
celebration to be held tonight at 7:30 at the Bethel AME C hurch. Trans
portation will be provided from the Wesley Foundation, 602 E. Huron.
WILL STA Y IN OFFICE FOR ONLY TWO DA YS:
Mandel resumes governorship,
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Marvin
Mandel took back the powers of his of-
fice yesterday, saying it was a matter
of personal satisfaction and pride to
serve out the two days left until his suc-
cessor is inaugurated.
The 58-year-old Democrat, whose
federal conviction for mail fraud and
racketeering was overturned by an ap-
peals court Thursday, said he planned
to spend the waning hours meeting with
friends and associates.
He said he has no intention of conduc-
ting any government business unless a
situation arises that demands action.
"This is something I have to do for
my own personal feeling," Mandel said
as he announced he had rescinded his
June 1977 letter transferring power to
Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III.
"I came into the office of governor
with a great deal of pride, and I will
leave office with a great deal of pride,'
Mandel added at what he said was his
final news conference as governor.
MANDEL officially reclaimed the
gubernatorial duties at 2:30 p.m. The
time was selected to permit Lee to
preside as planned at the 2 p.m.
swearing-in of Comptroller Louis L.
Goldstein for a sixth term.
"All of this has been a very emotional
time for me," Mandel said.'"It wasn't a
question of my being indecisive or
trying to evade any questions.
"I'm trying to do what I thought was
the right thing," he continued. "This of-
fice has always meant a great deal to
me. The welfare of the state is very im-
portant to me."
It appeared that Mandel would not be
a participant Wednesday at the
inauguration of his successor,
Democrat Harry R. Hughes. Hughes
quit as Mandel's transportation
secretary in .1977 in a dispute over the
hiring of a politically prominent con-
sultant favored by Mandel.
Michael Canning, a spokesman for
Hughes, said the incoming governor,
elected Nov. 7 on an anti-corruption
platform, has not reversed his decision
not to invite Mandel to the ceremony.
MANDEL TOLD reporters that he
did not think he would attend even if in-
vited because his presence would
create a "diversion."
Mandel was automatically stripped
of his office by the terms of the state
Constitution on Oct. 7, 1977, when he
was sentenced to four years in prison by
U.S. District Judge Robert L. Taylor of
He had turned over the duties to Lee
about four months earlier after suf-
fering what doctors said was a small
stroke. Mandel said last week that his
health is good now.
Although the reversal of his convic-
tion restored him to office and gained
him about $31,000 in back pay, Mandel
said he spent the weekend in discussion
and thought before deciding to reclaim
Asked again how he felt about the
ruling by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals, he replied: "I feel delighted
and happy at what has happened, and I
feel an inner satisfaction."
MANDEL COULD face a third trial
Muhammad seeks mot
By RONALD GIFFORD
Speaking on "the very identifiable
issues in the center of all the confusion
in our lives," Imam Wallace Deen
Muhammad lectured to several hun-
dred Muslims Sunday afternoon in Hill
Muhammad, the leader of the World
Community of Al-Islam in the West,'
and the successor of the late Elijah
Muhammad, said the biggest problem
in the world today is the loss "of our
morals and our rational stability."
HE CALLED upon the followers of
Allah in the audience to show the rest of
the world how to live properly. "Let us
be examples, real believers in the faith,
and not hypocrites. If society forgets
(the proper way of life) then we will
not," Muhammad said.
The large audience waited patiently
in Hill Auditorium for the speaker,
whose plane was delayed an hour by the
weekend storm. The meeting finally
opened with a prayer and scripture
reading from the Koran.
Muhammad was then presented with
several awards and proclamations
from area governmental leaders. Ann
Arbor City Council member Ken Latta,
representing Mayor Lou Belcher,
presented the black leader a
proclamation declaring January 14
"Wallace Deen Muhammad Day" in
Ann Arbor. Representatives for Gover-
nor William Milliken, Detroit Mayor
Coleman Young, and Ypsilanti Mayor
George Goodman presented similar
proclamations to Muhammad.
THE RELIGIOUS leader, educator,
and author, introduced as "the most
demanded speaker in the world," said
the continuing development of the
emotions and the temperament of the
people of the American society is not
"We are continuing to develop as sen-
timental beings. There should be some
sentiment, but to become all sentimen-
tal is not good. We must be rational,
practical, and disciplined," Muham-
This over-emphasis on emotionalism
leads to serious problems, he added. As
a result of it, "the American society is
given to unpredictable changes from
one extreme to another. This year we
might be beautiful, loving flower
children and next year we might be
lynching or raping each other," the
THIS IS THE problem, he claims.
"There is no base, no structure for our
lives. There is only a spirit" to lead us,
a spirit given to changes in the wind.
"Human beings are not to be silly or
changeable like the wind. They are
supposed to be emotionally stable
creatures. If you don't have any ideas,
or discipline directing your life, your
life is not safe from the, winds of
emotionalism. Anyone who wants to
sweep you from your position can do so
by playing on your emotionalism," said
"If society is vulnerable to your
emotional influences, you can make
anything you want - another Hitler or
anybody," he said.
on the political corruption charges. The
appeals court recommended a retrial,
which would be Mandel's third. The fir-
st one in 1976 ended in mistrial.
U-M Center for
Grand Design or
by Dr. James Chaffer
Associate Professor, Dept. of
Architecture and Urban Design
JANUARY 17-12:00-1:30 pm
346 Old A&D Bldg. 909 Monroe St.
University of Michigan Alumnus
About 500 East Lansing High School students staged a sit-down
protest yesterday, complaining that the school should have been
closed down due to the severity of the winter weather. The students
said that most area schools were closed because of icy and snowy
conditions, and that their school should have been closed down, too.
However, Superintendent Robert Docking told the protesters that road
conditions were good enough to keep the school open, and that any
student who did not attend class would get an "unexcused absence."
Ten such absences in a semester results in an automatic failure for the
student. It looks as if Old Man Winter didn't drop quite enough snow in
the Lansing area this weekend. Better luck next time, guys.
If you are one of the many people who complain about traffic
congestion and parking problems around campus, you will be happy to
hear the University is trying to do something about it. University
officials have formally established a self-supporting "van pooling"
program for the University employees. The service is designed to save
them money on automobile costs and parking permits. The University
has leased two 12-passenger vans, and employees who live 10 miles or
more from campus are eligible for the service as long as they pay a
minimum $35 to $40 fee per month. "The program was conceived as a
means of conserving parking space as well as fuel," said Harlan
Mulder, assistant to the vice-president and chief financial officer.
"The commute also becomes a time to relax - to read, socialize, and
the like, rather than cope with the strains of traffic and the weather."
Mulder also added that the vans are air-conditioned. That should be a
real comfort to any University employees who happen to-be polar
bears and find this weather a little warm.
Eight months after their first meeting in Paris to begin talks on
ways to get peace negotiations going, the United States and North
Vietnam announced a breakthrough on January 16, 1969. In the time of
the impasse, about 8,000 Americans were killed in South Vietnam. The
two sides agreed to resume the peace talks January 17, two days
before President Lyndon Johnson left office.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Rollerbabies, 7, 10:20 p.m.; Deathsport,
8:40 p.m.,Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Cinema Guild-The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 7, 9:05 p.m., Old Arch.
Wesley Foundation-tribute to Martin Luther King, I Have a
Dream, 12:10 p.m., Wesley Foundation Hall, 602 E. Huron.
Ann Arbor Public Library Film Series-6 American Families-The
Greenbergs, 1:30, 7:30 p.m., Meeting Rm., Ann Arbor Public
Music School-Piano Chamber Music, 8 p.m., SM Recital Hall.
Musical Society-Bulgarian Folk Ensemble, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Medieval, Renaissance Collegium-C. A. Patrides, "Like Sunrise
from the Sea: A Preface to Athenan Civilization," 4 p.m., Aud., D,
Undergraduate Political Science Association-meeting, new people
welcome; 7 p.m., Political Science Lounge, 6th floor, Haven Hall.
International Center - Tuesday Luncheon, noon, International
Center recreation room.
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TEACH IN 36P6N
Anyone with a bachelor's degree in different engineering fields, accounting
and finance wishing to teach full-time for one or two years in Japan should
write to International Education Services at the Michigan Daily.
The position involves teaching Japanese businessmen and engince-s the basic
vocabulary in various fields.
No Japanese-language is required for classroom instruction. Ttaching experi-
ence is not required. An orientation is given in Tokyo.
Information on salary, transportation and housing can be obtained by pro-
viding International Education Services with a detailed resume and a letter
indicating an interest in the position.
Personal interviews will be held in your area at the end of January.
Selected applicants would be expected to arrive in Tokyo from March
through August, 1979.
Professor of English, Wesleyan University
CLASS, LANGUAGE AND
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The Howard R. Marsh Center for the study of Jour-
nalistic Performance will again sponsor a series of
Wednesday brown bag sessions to explore aspects
of mass communication. All are open to the public.
Each will be at 12:10 to 1 pm in 2040F LSA Building.
JAN. 17- "Reducing the Gap Between Media Re-
searchers and Editors," Fred Currier, President
of Market Opinion Research and Adjunct Professor of
JAN. 31 -"Using Anti-Trust Law to Promote Media
Diversity," Professor Robert Bishop, Department
FEB. 14- "Trade Unionism and the Journalist,"
Larry Hatfield, San Francisco Examiner and NEH Fellow.
FEB. 28- "Television and Leisure Time," Marianne
Berry and Ben Taylor, doctoral students in mass com-
MAR. 21 - "The Debate Over International News
Exchange," Wilbur Schramm, former director of
East-West Center and Visiting Marsh Professor.
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