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Hanoi asks Peking for talks in border town
From AP and Reuter

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, March 18, 1979-Page 5

BANGKOK, Thailand - Hanoi
proposed yesterday that Vietnamese
and Chinese negotiators open peace
talks in the war-ravaged Vietnamese
border town of Lang Son next Friday,
five weeks after Chinese forces struck
across the frontier to "punish" Viet-
Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping
said in Peking last night that Chinese
troops have "entirely" withdrawn from
Vietnam. He spoke with reporters
during an intermission at a Boston
Symphony Orchestra concert.
BUT TENS OF thousands of Viet-
namese were reported digging new
defense lines yesterday on the border
with China, and in the Laotian capital of
Vientiane thousands of Laotians repor-

tedly marched to protest what they said
were Chinese plans to take over their
Vietnam said Thursday that the talks
could begin one week after China pulled
its troops out of the northern Viet-
namese border provinces which it at-
tacked exactly a month ago.
China announced Friday night that it
had completed the troop withdrawal
and hoped the two countries could settle
their disputes through negotiations.
FOR THE FIRST time in the 34-day-
old Vietnam China conflict, there were
no reports of fighting yesterday.
Hanoi's official radio said the Viet-
namese government proposed that
talks on the border dispute open Friday

at the level of vice foreign ministers.,
The radio, monitored in Tokyo, said
the proposal was made to Lu Ming,
Chinese ambassador to Vietnam, by
Nguyen Tien, director of the Chinese
Affairs Department of Vietnam's
Foreign Ministry.
IT QUOTED the Vietnamese official
as saying, "If China wants a venue in
the border area, the Vietnamese side
proposes Lang Son."
Lang Sons11 miles from the Chinese
border, was one of the major bat-
tlegrounds in the China-Vietnam
fighting. The Vietnamese have charged
that Chinese forces who seized the town
destroyed much of it as they withdrew.
The Vietnamese had expressed

willingness to open talks a week after
the Chinese pulled backkacross the bor-
der. In Peking yesterday, Deng told
American reporters, "When we made
the announcement on cessation bf
hostilities ... we already had stated our
cooperation to have negotiations."
In Vientiane, an estimated 6,000 to
10,000 demonstrators marched through
the streets carrying banners denoun-
cing alleged Chinese attempts to over-
throw their Vietnamese dominated
The demonstration followed more
than a week of accusations by Vietnam,
the Soviet Union and Laos that China
was massing troops along its border
with Laos and was infiltrating military
units and spies into the small moun-
tainous nation. Laos has ordered all
Chinese aid personnel out of the coun-

PRESENTS The Rev. Dr. Howard Moody,Ps
Judson Memorial Church Greenwich Village, New York City
-prominent social activist clergy and cultural critic-
10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 17 at First Baptist Church service
"The Church: Self-emptying Vessel or Worldly Success"
5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at First Baptist Church Lenten dinner and
A Challenge to Christians: Spiritual Lessons frorp Native
12:00 noon Monday, March 18 at the Medical Center, MSNI, South Lecture
"The Medical Reformation: Toward a New Definition of Health.
3:30 p.m. Monday, March 18 at the Pendleton Room, 2nd floor,
Michigan Union
"Sexual Epistemology: Sex as a Way of Knowing Yourself and
the World"

This visit is co-sponsored in part by:
The Office of Ethics and Religion
The Program on Health and Human Values

The Christian Medical Society and
The First Baptist Church, 502 E. Huron St.

Historians prepare oral history

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of Ann Arbor's radic

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FOR THE PROJECT, Eynon said he
and Fishman interviewed Tom Hayden,
Rennie Davis and other "SDS (Students
for a Democratic Society) heavies."
Both Eynon and Fishman claim it is
extremely important to record the
unrest of the protesters. "The, reason
the history of the Ann Arbor radical
movement should be recorded is that
each person, living, thinking, and
working in 1979, is doing it a little bit
differently or very differently than he
would have done it in 1962, precisely
because of what occurred in the six-
ties," explained Fishman. Fishman
said history "will help us understand
the status of our government, the status
of our lives, the quality of our lives, and
what we are thinking today. It is the
reason behind learning any other
history... it clarifies your own life."
Eynon added, "I think it is absolutely
essential that we maintain a sense of
history in order to project possible
images of the future. Without a sense of
where we've been and where we are
coming from, we are unable to project
ourselves into the future.
"WE REMAIN trapped in the
present. I think that that is true for
history in general. The history of the
Left is oflten passed over in the history
of America and there has been a ten-
dency to emphasize that presidents,
senators, and Rockefellers make
history and people like you and I don't. I
think tht that is untrue, and I'think that
it is important that we make an effort to
see that history is made by people and
what people do makes a difference,"
Eynon said.
The history of the Ann Arbor com-
munity will be very helpful to students
who need inspiration to feel that "they
too can participate in making history,"
he added.
While Eynon and Fishman have been
working on their project, two portions
of the University's Library system, the

Labadie Collection and the Bentley
Library, have been making efforts to
collect material about the sixties in Ann
Aside from the Sinclair collection,
however, the Bentley has a small "60s
collection." "We have very little on the
sixties with the exception of the Sinclair
collection," said Richard Doolen,
assistant director of the Bentley
Library. "We would like to have much
more, that's why we are so happy about
the Sinclair collection. The more com-
plete record we have, the better we feel
about that," he said.
John (Sinclair) was really
amazed that the Bentley.
(Historical Library) ., would
really want his stuff.'
-Bret Eynon, co-director
of the progressive Research
and Education Project.
The Labadie Collection is part of the
Graduate Library and concentrates on
"all kinds of social protest literature
together with political views from both
the extreme left and the extreme
right," according to the collection's
director, Ed Weber. Weber said the
collection is only on "the ground floor"
as far as collecting sixties materials
goes. "We were able to get all kinds of
,things as the decade wore on. We've
always made an effort to be contem-
The Collection has a complete set of
notes from well-known Leftists. It's still
making efforts to expand its material,
both through the purchase of guides to
other library collections and actual
document acquisition.
However, the gathering of the
Labadie organization, the Bentley

i past . ..
Library, and the Eynon-Fishman
project has, to a certain extent, been
very hard. Weber noted that many
copies of papers were not kept by those
involved, making the collection of those
papers difficult.
Doolen said that although the Bentley
Library wants collections like that of
John Sinclair, the library hlas been able
to get very little in the "60s genre."
Enyon attributed the difficulty in ob-
taining some of these materials to
popular notions of what libraries would
want to collect. "I think that one of the
main problems has been that there
hasn't been a sense that the University
or that libraries or that institutions that
are capable of dealing with material
like this are interested in it. There
hasn't been a sense that they really
want to deal with that. John (Sinclair)
was really amazed that the Bentley
would really want his stuff.
"Mos.t of the people who were
engaged in this," he continued, "have
been led to believe that their activities
were not considered legitimate or
desirable and that documentation of
those activities was not something that
would go on. . . . There are a lot of
places that wouldn't fund the project
that I am doing because it has to do with
the Left. They don't want that.
Pleasingly, the people both at the Ben-
tley and the Labadie collection are very
interested in material of this kind and
are very open to it. I think that that in
itself is a big step."
A representative
will be on the campus
MARCH 21, 1979
to discuss qualifications for
advanced study at
and job opportunities
in the field of
Interviews may be scheduled at
Career Planning &
Thunderbird Campus
Glendale, Arizona 85306

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(Continued from Page 1)
people realize that it's not just one per-
son here, one there. There is a national
network," said Arlene Falcon, another
PAC Leader.
Falcon stressed the need for a
resource like the library,; which include
extensive files on activism on campus
in the sixties, and educational material
on other campuses. Another function of
the library is to serve as a resource
service for people looking for social
movement jobs.
"A LOT OF times people have these
libraries, collect information, and1 it
stays in the files," said Falcon. "The
only thing that makes it useful is that
people use it and collect information."
Gottfried said the idea for the library
arose during the summer. A proposal
was written, and funds were obtained
from Michigan Student Assembly and
LSA-SG. The space for the library was
donated by Guild House, where PAC
has an office and runs the library.
The library is a result of four months
of collecting materials, sending for
subscriptions, buying furniture, writing
letters, and cataloguing information.
GOTTFRIED mentioned among
future goals coordination of research.

i hbrary
She also says that "We hope that we
will publish some kind of newsletter
that will have information on what's
going on on campus in particular ac-
tivist activities, and also to have infor-
mation on what's going on on campus
around the United States, so people will
feel part of a broader movement."
The opening of the library will be
kicked off with a wine and cheese
celebration tomorrow afternoon at 3:00
at Guild House, open to the public.
Coe College won every home game in
football in 1978 and lost every game on
the road.

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