The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, February 20, 1979-Page 3
rYOU SEE NES h APPE NCALL 'A)Y
Hey, w's all the commotion over at the State Theater? Work
began yestiay to expand the historic picture house from one theater
into four. Wkmen, who blocked off the S. State Street sidewalk in or-
der to brini few huge steel beams into the building, said the project
has been t the wind" for some time. Theater managers, however,
refused tobmment on the construction. The State Theater is owned
by the Berfield Family, the same family who owns the Michigan
Theater, ich is expected to close its doors in the near future.
In Sday's "Week in Review," The Daily mistakenly reported
that thiteraryeCollege's Student Government (LSA-SG) receives
approxately $4,000 per year from student fees. According to LSA-SG
membehat figure is about $12,000 to $15,000.
Wh's afraid of Joel Samoff?
"Ie the Fabled Wolf," wrote local poet M.Z. Gunsaules, "Joel
Samoas blown down the straw and stick houses of Quantitative and
Convional academic pigs. He's at the next door. . ." Gunsaules is
one o0e winners of the "Why Are They Afraid of Joel Samoff" con-
test snsored by the Samoff Student Support Committee. The winners
wereinounced yesterday in a contest to describe in 25 words or less
why Marxist political science professor has been denied tenure by
the tversity. The other winner, who was unidentified, came up with:
"Thstablished confusion fears Joel Samoff because his clarity in-
spir understanding rebellion rather than muddled acceptance. In-
spirg students to think has been punishable since Socrates." The
winrs received a "Class Struggle" game, a symbolic gesture on the
parf the support committee, said Heidi Gottfried, committee mem-
ber'As they play the game (with Samoff)," she remarked, "so do
iMusic fans will be relieved to note that Leon Redbone, novelty
ser and master of the obtuse, was released from a Clarksburg,
xt Virginia hospital Sunday with only minor injuries suffered from
ecent plane crash. Redbone, who has appeared numerous times at
,n Arbor's Ark, was in an Allegheny prop-plane which crashed on
re-off at a Clarksburg airport last week. Although information about
e crash has been hard to obtain, Redbone calledhis friends at the
rk and said he was only badly bruised and would be on crutches for
while. The battered Pennsylvanian said he will take at least a month
ff to recuperate and perhaps compose a few poignant paens to the
ederal Aviation Administration.
Following heated debate on the evening of Feb. 20, 1969, the
Student Government Council (SGC) voted to retain a regulation ban-
ning students from participation in disruptive demonstrations at the
University. A month early the student government had decided not to
suspend the rule to permit them t support a disruptive sit-in over
language and distribution requirements. At one point, an officer of
SGC argued for the minority: "Is SGC to cater to an intransigent
faculty and administration who want us to protect them from studen
ts? It is SGC's responsibility to support students who want policy
changes and can't get them any other way except by disruption."
Ann Arbor Public Library Film Series - The Pasciaks, 1:30, 7:30
p.m., Ann Arbor Public Library.
Cinema Guild - Mutiny d the Bounty, 7 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - Beware the Blob, 8:30 p.m., Eaten Alive,
10 p.m., Aud. A Angell.
Medieval and Renaissance Collegium-Patrides', Set Upon a
Golden Bough to Sing: The Nature of Byzantine Art (II), 4 p.m., Aud.
Ecupnenical Campus Center - Ancient Egypt: The Sun and the
River, 8 p.m., 921 Church.
Major Events - Best of Second City, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Varsity Band . G. Cavender, conductor, 8 p.m., Hill.
Ark - David Amram, $4, 8p.m., 1421 Hill.
Benefits for People's Produce Co-op, on Thursday, February 22, 8
p.m., above the Star Bar, 1091/2 N. Main St.
Aktsi - Igor Yefimov, "Censorship in Soviet Literature and
Media," 7:30 p.m., Allan Alter, "Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Press,"
8:30, Rackham Amph.
International Center - Tuesday Luncheon Series - Dr. William
Stapp, "Environmental Education at the World Level," noon, Inter-
national Center Recreation Room.F
Undergraduate Political Science Assbciation - Mass Meeting, 7
p.m., Sixth floor Haven Hall, Political Science Lounge.
People's Food Co-op - Orientation, 8 p.m., 722 Packard.
INFACT meeting - 5 p.m.,, Pine Room of the First United
;Methodist Church, 604 E. Huron.
Journeys meeting - to discuss spring and summer trips to the
iimalayas, the Andes Mountains, and Sri Lanka, 7:30 p.m., Conferen-
e Room 5, Michigan Union.
Ad Hoc Committee for Peace in Vietnam - Meeting to protest in-
asion of Vietnam, 7:30 p.m., 4th floor, Michigan Union.
Franklin Carroll, of Waterbiry, Connecticut, was jailed last week
fo- carrying Freddie without a permit. Freddie is a three-foot python
ad a new ordinance in Waterbury requires a permit for keeping
Feddie and his reptile cousins Inside city limits. Carroll walked into
tht town's police station withFreddie wrapped around his German
shepherd's neck recently to aiply for a permit, and police arrested
hip on the spot. "One cop frtked me and asked if I had any more
pyhons on me," said Carroll The state chose not to prosecute when
the case was brought up in curt, saving Carroll a fine of $500 and a
yezar in jail.
On the Outsid?
They met for the last tine, by accident, in front of the bus station.
She had her suitcase in herliand.
Her: I'm sorry, Rob t, but it isn't working out. I'm going to
Florida, where Mother isAt least it's warm there.
Him (breaking into tars): B-b-b-ut L-liz, I want you to stay! I
didn't mean anything al those times I called you fishlips! And just
because I puH on your hiir, sometimes . . . oh, and besides, Liz, it's
ornina to u7,nrr iinn arp i4IM anit PDlna n nt
A2 group aids protest
By JOE VARGO
When 26 arms manufacturers and
distributors gathered outside Chicago
Sunday to show off their wares, they
found a thousand people - including
several dozen Ann Arborites - assem-
bled to protest the display.
About 50 members of the Arbor
Alliance - a local group dedicated to
eliminating nuclear power plants in
Michigan - were among those who
braved the falling snow and near-zero
temperatures to voice their protests.
And, according to Bob Warren;
spokesman for the group, results of the
protest were excellent.
"ABOUT ONE hundred arms
manufacturers had intended to show
their weapons," Warren said. He added
that the arms merchants ha& planned
"a boat show-like" atmosphere for the
event. "But because of the protest, only
26 manufacturers were there. And none
of the major producers were there," he
Warren said that the display had
originally been scheduled for Miami in
the spring, but protests there cancelled
the show entirely. Arms manufacturers
rescheduled the display for Rosemont,
Ill., a suburb of Chicago.
According to Warren, a major effort
of the protest campaign was to expose
the large amounts of money being spent
on nuclear weapons. "The government
is spending billions on nuclear weapons
instead of human needs," Warren said.
"In addition, native Americans are
having their reservations taken away
from them so the government can get
the uranium located on them."
Warren said the Arbor Alliance would
support nuclear power if it was proven
safe. Such assurances, he said, have not
"The use of nuclear power is unsafe,"
he said. "Wastes are buried in unsafe
containers. The cancer rate is higher in
some places where nuclear power plan-
NUCLEAR POWER could be made
safe, Warren said, if manufacturers
made a serious effort. But, he said,
such an effort has not been made.
"It costs lots of money to make a
power plant safe," Warren said. "This
cuts into profits. Also, the governmFnt
is not spending a lot of money for aJ er-
native fuels because nuclear power is
the most profitable."
To help eliminate nuclear power
plants in Michigan, the Arbor Alliance
has discussed putting an election
referendum on the ballot, perhaps as
early as next year or 1982. .No final
decision has been made, he added.
"If we try to get the referendum on
the ballot," Warren said, "we will need
union support. Organized labor's sup-
port is important in the anti-nuclear
ANOTHER MAJOR concern of the
Arbor Alliance, said spokesman Stan
Hills, is the possibility of an accident at
any of the state's seven nuclear power
plants. "There's always a chance of a
disaster at any plant," Hill said.
Hill said even a "small" disaster
could kill as many as 45,000 people if it
occurred near the Detroit area. In ad-
dition, he said, over 100,000 would be'
exposed to high amounts of radiation.
Such a disaster, he said, was narrowly
averted at Monroe's Enrico Fermi
power plant in October, 1966.
"A part of the nuclear core melted af-
ter only 20 days of use," he said. "Only
the quick thinking of a couple of
engineers prevented a disaster." The
plant has been shut down ever since,
POLICE ARRESTED 13 demon-
strators outside the exhibit yesterday,
including some who sprayed a bloody
substance or tossed it against windows
of the O'Hare Exhibition Center.
The arrests occurred as about 50
people demonstrated outside the center
where the "Defense Technology '79"
show is being held.
Police arrested one man who
allegedly tried to break through police
lines and seven others who ignored a
warning against gathering in the lobby
of the nearby Hyatt House Hotel.
Police arrested five persons on
criminal trespass charges on Sun-
day-the first day of the show.
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PIRGIM fights utility hike
What Can You Do if You .
Don't Co on To Medical school?'
A Special Program For
Feb. 21, 1979-Wednesday-4:00-5:00
Featuring a Panel of former Biology Majors who
will discuss three career alternatives:
JOHN HOWARD-Pharmaceutical Sales
DAVE COOK-Management, Restaurant
Modern Languages Building - Aud. 4
Co-Sponsored By: Career Planning and Placement
(a unit of the Office of Student Services)
LSA Academic Advising Office
(the Modern Languages Building is barrier free)
by CYRENA CHANG 4
Tracy Dobson, the Legal Director of
PIRGIM's (Public Interest Research
Group in Michigan) Lansing office, is
optimistic about winning the fight
against Detroit Edison to keep rate
PIRGIM - working together with the
Attorney General - plans to bring ex-
pert testimony to hearings beginning
today when PIRGIM confronts the
Public Service Commission (PSC):
"The PSC, which regulates all
utilities, has been reluctant in the past,
but this year we have acquired enough
funds, to put forward a full scale direct
case and I think there will be more of an
impact," said Dobson, "it's just a mat-
ter of convincing them."
DOBSON IS contending the rate hike
is in conjunction with Detroit Edison'sin-
creased investment in nuclear power.
"The nation is waking up to nuclear
power and the PSC has to also," said
This year, twenty states received
federal government grants which
enabled public organizations such as
PIRGIM to fund such works as the
utility intervention project. Michigan
received a full grant of $200,000 and
PIRGIM received $49,000 of that sum.
Dobson regards the nuclear power
debate as a social policy issue which
has been left in the wrong hands,
namely the utility commission's. She
said the people and the elected officials
are not making the decisions, but the
people who are seeking a profit are.
"When we're talking about everyone's
health and safety, this is not a good
body to make that kind of decision. We
need to have the public involved," Dob-
PRESENTLY, NO law exists in
Michigan which requires companies
such as Detroit Edison to give advance
notice before they go ahead on their
own nuclear power plant construction.
Dobson hopes that legislation will pass
soon which will require them to do so,
but in the meantime, she said PIRGIM
is working through the finance end of it.
PIRGIM cannot bring in the safety*
aspect of nuclear power because that is
a federal issue, Dobson said. Their ex-
pert witnesses, such as a California
Energy Commission engineer and an
energy fuel expert from Illinois, will
have to mainly focus on the
astronomical costs of nuclear power
plants, the issue of uranium
availability, and the expense of wasted
"I'm hopeful," said Dobson, "that
one by one, states are coming around."
Iowa, she pointed out, has declared a de
facto moratorium on nuclear power
whereby no more nuclear power plants
may be built until there is a demon-
strated technology for waste disposal
and known decommissioning costs.
Dobson also referred to such states as
Hawaii and Montana which have han-
dled the problem of nuclear power
legislatively. In Hawaii, it requires a
three-quarters vote of the legislature
before construction or operation of a
nuclear power plant can begin. In Mon-
tana, it takes the vote of the people
before any plant may be constructed or
put into operation.
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