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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, February 19, 1971

THIIHGNDIYFidy eray1,17

S. AID PROGRAM:
American firm to build new
tiger cages' on Con Son island

By DON LUCE the construction. Skilled prison
ispatch News Service International labor will be paid 200 piasters (721
AIGON - Construction of cents) per week and unskilled la-1
-e new blocks of isolation cells bor will receive 150 piasters (55
scheduled to begin this month cents) a week. There is some con-
the penal island of Con Son cern that the prisoners will not
an American firm. Each of be in good enough physical condi-
three blocks will contain 96 tion to do a "full day's work." Dis-
.s. The new construction will cussion is under way about the
>W Con Son officials to dras- possibility of providing special ex-
ally increase the number of pri. tra rations for those who work on
ers held under "tiger cage" the project.
iditions, one American who is Con Son prison was in the news
ailiar with the project claims. last July when two American con-
'he new "tiger cages" will be gressmen found the "tiger cages"
1t by the firm of Raymond, which had been kept secret f o r
rrison, Knudsen, Bfown, Root years by the Vietnamese govern-
d Jones (RMK-BRJ) under a ment. The "tiger cages" visited by
10,000 contract. The funds will Congressmen William Anderson
provided by MACCORDS (D-Tenn.) and Augustus Hawkins
ilitary Assistance Command (D-Calif.) were built by prison
il Operations for Revolution- labor in 1939 under the direction
Development Support), the of the French.
erican paramilitary economic Anderson wrote to President

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96 isolation cells; an outer com-
Sound wall of concrete block; a
barbed wire perimeter fence with
security gates; kitchen; and dis-
pensary."
A concerted effort has been
made by both RMK-BRJ and the
U.S. government to keep the pro-
ject a secret.
"Anyone who even takes a cam-
era to Con Son will be terminated
immediately," the RMK-BRJ pro-
ject manager is reported to have
said.
The persons who provided the in-
formation for this article have re-
quested that their names not be
used. However, copies of five dif-
ferent memos on "Project S623/
70 Isolation Compound, Con Son"
are in the possession of this writ-
er.
RMK-BRJ began work in Viet
Nam in 1962. Its projects have
included construction of roads,

DAILY OFFICIALt
BULLETIN
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1971
'Day Calendar
Joint Physics-Nucear Engr. Seminar:
F. Haake, Harvard. "Time Correlation
Functions for Open Systems," P&A
Coiloq. Rm., 12 noon,
U-M Commission on Women Weekly
Meeting: 3540 SAB, 3 p.m.
Astronomy Colloquium: Dr. E. Upton,
UCLA, "Effective Temperatures of B
Stars," P&A Colloq. Rmn., 4 p.m.
U-M Cancer Research Inst.: C. Hei-
delberger, U of Wis., "Studies on
Cancer and Viral Chemotherapy with
Fluorinated Pyrimidines," S. Lect.
Hall, Med. Sci. IL 4 p.m.
State asked
to examine
high school

Musket: "My Fair Lady," Lydia Men- : er for emotionally disturbed children:
delssohn, 7 and 10 p.m. further details and applic. at SPS.
Mich. League: "The Moon Spiners." J. L. Hudson Co., Detroit. Openings
Mi. League, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. for jrs. and srs. In fields of marketing
S"h. of Music: J. Mattimore, French mgt.. gen. business or retailing: detail-
horn. Sch. of Music Recital Hall, 8# ed info, at SPS.
pm. # APS/International Scholarships. N.Y.,
Hockey: Mich. vs. Notre Dame, Mi. chaperon positions in the End-of-Stay
Coliseum, 8 p.m. Program, expenses pd. Details and ap-
International Folk Dance: Barbour plic. available; must be 21 or over:
Gym, 8 P.M. applic. deadline March 1
University Players: "~The Devils." uelod .pm
School of Music Mich, Chamber Play- ORGANIZATION
ers: Playing Bach, Mozart, and Tschai- 'O G N Z T O
kovsky. Rackham Lect. Hal., 8:30 p~m.
kvkRchmLc.Hl,83pm.'International Students Assoc.: F o 1 k NOTICES
singer Luke bhidwin Rive Gauche. 1024
Hill. 9 p.m.
SUMMER PLACEMENT SERVICE UMI Graduate Outing Club, e v e r y
212 S.A.B. Sun., rain or shine, 1:30 p.m., meet at
Interviews: To make appt. call 764- Huron St. side of Rackham, where cars
< 7460 and ask for Summer Placement, or will leave for an afternoon of hik-I
stop in. ing, Dinner is optional after the hike.
FEBRUARY 20: * * *
Camp Lenni-Len-A-Pe, N.Y., coed, in- The Office of Student Organizations
terview Sat. 9-5, rm. 3616 SAB. Tennis, would like to announce its new office
golf, ham radio and electronics, sail- hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 - 5:30 and 7 -
ing, canoeing, skiing, tripping, athlet- 9 p.m. Mon. - Thurs.
ies, arts and crafts, riflery. * * *
Camp Mataponi, Me., girls, interview UM Folk Dance Club, every Friday,
Sat. from 10 to 3, rm. 3524 SAB. Water- 7:30 - 11:00 p.m. Barbour Gym. Teach-
front. landsports, drama. Must be 20 ing 7:30 - 9:00, Open to everyone. For
or over. further information call Nancy John-
FEBRUARY 22: son, 769-3164 after 5.
M- A..-'-nn-+,-i* * * *

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1,500,000 Lire.

aid program here.
The isolation compound will be
a "Top Ten Project," one person
familiar with RMK-BRJ priorities
said. As such, it will receive prior-
ity in the routing of supplies and
'assignment of personnel.
The Vietnamese authorities al-
ready have one cell block under
construction. A Jan. 7 memo de-
scribing the job to be done at
Con Son states that the new
construction as' a self-help pro-
ject."
Prison labor will be used in

Nixon following that visit: T fle
Tiger Cage imprisonment of hu-
man beings and the savage mis-
treatment of these prisoners a r e
outrageous contradictions to the
minimal standards of political de-
cency we, as a fee American peo-
ple, should establish as a condition
of our aid and friendship to any
nation."
The Jan. 7 memo, which des-
cribes what the RMK-BRJ firm
will build, states: "The Scope of
Work is the completion of three
cell blocks, each partitioned into

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Tommy the Traveler
pleads guilty to fraud

airports, military compounds for
the South Vietnamese government,
radar sites, etc. "It is," said one
of its employees, "the largest con-
struction consortium in the world."
It is best known in Viet Nam for
the construction at aCm Ranh
Bay. RMK-PRJ headquarters are
in San Bruno, California.
The July publicity surrounding
the "tiger cages" led to the forma-
tion of a special committee for the
improvement of South Vietnamese
prisons headed by Prof. Nguyen
Van Trung, former dean of the
Faculty of Letters at the Univer-
sity of Saigon. The most import-
ant success of this committee's
work and the Vietnamese press
campaign against prison brutality
is that all 300 women who were
held in the "tiger cages" at Con
Son have been returned to the
mainland.
However, the present condition
of the male prisoners on the is-
land is not known. Several jour-
nalists have been refused visits.
Former U.S. Congressman Allard
Lowenstein'srecent request to go
to Con Son was turned down by
the Vietnamese Ministry of In-
terior.
In October, Viet Nam's larg-
est daily newspaper, Tin Sang
(Morning News) reported a riot
involving 300 prisoners demand-
ing better living conditioins. As a
result of this uprising, Tin Sang
wrote, 6000 prisoners were put
into a maximum security area "no,
different from the Tiger Cages."
Copyright @ (1971) Dispatch News
Service International

An investigation into conditions
at Willow Run High School has
been requested by County Com-
missioner William E. Winter of
Ypsilanti.
Winter sent telegrams Wednesday
to state attorney general Frank
Kelley and state superintendent ,of
public instruction John Porter, re-
questing the investigation.
Williams cited the "inability of
the school board and administra-
tion to maintain order and con-
trol of the schools in the Willow
Run School District" as necessi-
tating the probe.I
Neil Mast, Chairman of the
County Board of Commissioners,
has called a public meeting to
discuss the situation Feb. 24 at
7:30 at the Washtenaw County
Service Center.
Willow Run High opened today
after being closed since Monday
because of racial violence between
students.j
A spokesman for the school dis-
trict said that there will be no
police officers in the school. Vol-
unteer parents, however, will pa-
trol the halls for several weeks.
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Good Humor Co.,Detroit. interview-
lng from 9 to 5; good paying jobs;
openings in other cities.
B.E.S.T.S., Chicago, N.Y., interview
from 1:30-4:30; chance for first-hand
information on jobs anywhere in Eur-
ope. Details at SPS.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mobil Research and Devel. Corp., Dal-
las, openings for graduate students as
research assistants in programming and
a research geologist; details and applic.
N.J. Dept. of Community Affairs have'
announced Summer Intern Program;
details at SPS; application deadline Apr.
1. rd
Bellefaire, Cleveland, child care cent-

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Selling
$25

Women - New Counseling Service -
Coordinating grads and professionals to
talk to undergrads. Call Varb Kurtz at
622-4431, or see her In Room 336, Mich.
Union. Messages may be left at the
secretary's in 338 also.
Graduate Christian Fellowship meet-
ing, Sat., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Campus
Chapel. Discussion on prayer.
Nichiren Shodu Life Philosophy Club
(Nam Myoho Renge Kyo) General
meeting with guest speakers on Satur-
day, February 20, 7-9 p.m., Michigan
Room in the Michigan League.,'Every -
one welcome.

That's a lot of lire fora car.
But that's a lot of car for the lire.
It's one of the most meticulously built
sports cars in the world.
The classic body was designed where
many great sports cars are designed:
Turin, Italy. By the famous Ghia Studios.
It's built by one of Europe's oldest cus-
tom coachmakers: Karmann of Osnabruck.
Only a limited number are made each
day. Mainly because it takes interminably
long to shape the body.
So intricate are some of Ghia's lines that
machines can't form them. So Karmann em-
ploys sculptors to finish the body. By hand.
It'swelded, burnished, smoothed, painted,
sanded and rubbed. By hand.
And only when it passes hundreds of in-
spections does it get together with the chas-
sis. Which is a beauty in itself:
Torsion bar suspension. Double-jointed
rear axles. Four-speed sync box. Front disc
brakes. Rear-mounted magnesium engine.
Air-cooled. Utterly dependable. Economi-
cal. (About 26 mpg.)
All that will cost you a good
lire. Or 2710.00 American dollars.*
For a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.
That's not a lot of dollars for a car.
But that's a lot of car for the dollars.
plus tax
Howard Cooper Volkswagen
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GENEVA, N.Y. (IP) -Th o m a s
"Tommy the Traveler" Tongyai,
onetime campus undercover agent
turned shoe salesman, pleaded
guilty Wednesday to one of 20
counts of illegally receiving un-
employment benefits while work-
ing for a sheriff on the Hobart
College campus.
Tongyai, 27, entered the plea
in Geneva City Court after his
court-assigned lawyer Xand at-
torneys for the State Labor De-
partment conferred with J u d g e
Joseph Caito.
Caito placed Tongyal on pro-
bation for one year and ordered
him 'to make restitution of $1,105
in checks that authorities s a i d
had been paid him last spring.
Tongyai was to have zone to

like to spare them the rigors of a
trial."
Tongyai has been working part
time as a shoe salesman in Gen-
eva and attending police-science
classes at Finger Lakes Commun-
ity College in Canandaigua.-.
He spent several months on the
Hobart campus here last year,
during which, some students as-
serted, he encouraged them to
take radical action.
When he accompanied police
and deputies on a campus drug
raid June 5, angry students be-
came involved in a confrontation
with the raiders.
The trouble ended when author-
ities released five students taken
into custody in the raid.

Guy & Gals

For the student body:
LEVI'S
CORDUROY
Slim Fits .....$6.98
(All Colors)
Bells $8.50
DENIM
Bush Jeans .. $10.00
Bells ........ $8.00
Pre-Shrunk ...$7.50
Super Slims $7.00

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trial next Wednesday and a jury
panel had been drawn for the
case.I
Tongyai was suspended as a de-
puty by Ontario County Sheriff
Ray O. Morrow last fall after his
arrest in the unemployment case.;
Morrow said yesterday he would
not rehire him.
In pleading guilty, he told the
court:
"My family and I have b e e n
through a lot of hardship during
the last eight months and I would::;

You Are Invited to Attend
Funeral Services for
THE WHORE AND THE BIT PLAYER
A Play by TOM EYEN
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10:30 P.M. at
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