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Do you remember?
What do you get when you add up some protest footage from 1969,
a Bob Dylan song, a newspaper headline with the letters 'SDS," and a
smug TV announcer knitting his brows in feigned concern? You get
some hackneyed drek about student apathy in the seventies. And
that's exactly what News 4 dished out Monday night. Immediately af-
ter Sonny Eliot told us about the "clondold" kind of weather in store,
came a two-minute featurette outlining the cultural, spiritual, and
psychological metamorphoses undergone by college students over the
last decade. The featured stars? None other than the editors of your
very own Daily. The News 4 butchers managed to chop a fifteen-
minute interview with reporter Vince DeSalvo down to a pithy 18
seconds, devoting more time to Vince's leading questions than the
replies. Partners in the crime were Debra May, assistant director of
the Career Planning and Placement Office, and asst. vice president
for Student Services Tom Easthope, who, in a spasm of wit, said of the
student protesters of yesteryear: "I loVed those kids." We bet they
loved you, too, Tom.

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, February 13, 1979-Page 3
Study criticizes Peace Corps

For love or money
If you don't want to be left
out in the cold some night 'h j E for YOU
soon, bear in mind that
today's your last chance to
pick up a Valentine's Day
card. But if you wander into
some of the local card shopss
expecting to find red construc-
tion paper and doilies you may
be in for a shock. It appears "
the valentine business is
keeping pace with the coun-
try's changing sexual mores
and many of this year's cards3
are enough to make Hugh
Hefner blush bright red. Yet
for the more conventional,
there still remains the bargain
pack of 24 cards depicting
stupid-looking puppies and
floppy-eared elephants. Only ..:s
69 cents.
The International Association of Students of Economics and Com-
merce (AIESEC) has been swamped with inquiries about its program
sponsoring business internships in Europe after the Daily ran a story
about the program on Sunday. Members of the group asked that we
stress that applications are available only to persons who are already
members of the groups. Also, the story said there is a Feb. 16 deadline
for student applications. That deadline, however, is for businesses
wishing to sponsor an internship. As of now, there is no deadline for
student applications.
Take ten
On Feb. 13, 1969 student protests all over the country escalated into
tense and sometimes bloody confrontations as widespread student
unrest entered its fourth day. At the University of Wisconsin in
Madison, 900 members of the National Guard and police used tear gas
and bayonets to try to control protesting students, with only moderate
success. Also on that day the Secretary of Health, Education, and
Welfare announced the termination of federal assistance to three
southern school districts for failure to comply with the Civil Rights Act
of 1964.
Happen ings
Ann Arbor Public Library - Who Are the DeBolts, and Where Did
They Get 19 Kids?, 7:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - The Valley, 8:30, 10:15 p.m., Au A,
Ecumenical Center - South African Essay: Fruit of Fear, 9 p.m.,
921 Church St.
MARC - C. A. Patrides, "Standing in God's Holy Fire: The Nature
of Byzantine Art (I)," 4 p.m., Aud. D, Angell.
Hillel - Prof. David Vital, Tel Aviv University, "Zionism
Revisited," 8p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Women in Action -'meeting, 4:30 p.m., Couzens Hall Living Room.
NOW - Monthly meeting, workshop on self-defense for women, 8
p.m., Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw.
Eclipse Jazz - Music School - Bob James Residency, Com-
position-Advanced Lecture, 1:30 p.m., 2038 School of Music;
Arranging and Composing II, 3:30 p.m.
LSA Dean's Tea - All students are invited, free coffee and
doughnuts, 3:30 p.m., Lansing Lounge, 2nd floor, Econ. Bldg.
East Quad' - Forum and discussion on US - China relations, 7
p.m., room 124.
Human Rights in Latin America Committee - benefit poetry
reading, concert, "Artists Perform in Defense of Hector Marroquin,"
8 p.m., 1421 Hill.

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Corps fails to adequately screen volun-
teers, with some candidates being in-
terviewed by telephone and others not
at all, according to a new study by the
General Accounting Office.
The GAO, an investigative arm of
Congress, also said the corps fails to
give adequate infomation to volunteers
.about the conditions under which they
are expected to live.
ONE COSTLY result has been that
"many volunteers are terminating ser-
vice before scheduled completion -
frequently within the first months of
service," said the report.
And the personnel turnover rate in
the overseas volunteer service was
three times as high as that of other
federal agencies, the study noted, in
part because the corps limits the time
its staff members can serve.
The study involved the Peace Corps
Edison gets
OK to sell
more stock
LANSING - The state Public Ser-
vice Commission authorized Detroit
Edison Co. to issue $492 million in
Edison plans to use proceeds from the
sale of stocks and bonds to pay part of
its 1979 construction costs, refund about
$79.5 million in long-term debt
maturing this year and repay or reduce
short-term bank loans.
UP TO $65 million in mortgage bonds
will be collateral for pollution control
revenue bonds.
Edison will be required to report
regularly on how the financing
program is being carried out and on ex-
pected financial terms of the issuance
and sale of each security.
With suchreports, the PSC will be
able to determine whether sound
management decisions are being made.
Some of the proceeds of the securities
sale will go toward completion of
Greenwood Unit No. 1, an oil-fired plant
in St. Clair County expected to go into
service this spring, and to Fermi No. 2,
a Monroe County nuclear plant
scheduled for 1980 operation.

office in Washington and its operations
in Columbia, Honduras, Malaysia,
Afghanistan and Kenya. Responses
were sought from volunteers in those
countries from July to September 1977.
The study of the headquarters
operation was made between June 1977
and October 1978.
THE PEACE CORPS. set up in 1961,
has sent about 73,000 volunteers to 88
countries. As of last fall, the corps has
about 7,000 volunteers and a budget of
about $84 million. The Peace Corps is a
part of action, the federal volunteer
In its, response in the report, the
Peace Corps said it was trying to im-
prove the effectiveness of its programs
and projects, and the GAO said the-
corps "has made, or plans to make
substantial improvements to deal with
the problems raised.",
One identified volunteer said in the
report: "Recruitment is entirely slip-
shod at almost every instance. . . Cer-
tainly no other organization but that of
the government could afford to operate






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in such a manner."
"THE FIRST time accepted ap-
plicants are able to discuss in detail the
work they will be doing or the quality of
life they will have to endure is a two-
day medical and administrative orien-
tation immediately before being sent
overseas," the report found.
"Unless there are serious problems,
it is usually too late for applicants to
change their decision because at that
point they have already prepared .to
leave the country."
Records found that in spring 1977, 5
per cent to 20 per cent of the applicants
had no interviews with recruiters. In
two recruitment centers, the report
said, more than half the interviews
were conducted over the telephone.
IN 1975, GAO said, 38 per cent of the
volunteers did not complete theor two-
year stint, and more than half of those
left in the first six months of service.
The GAO said the Peace Corps' high
staff turnover has been a problem since
its founding.

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