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rage Two


Saturday, January I1, 1975



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Marceau warms
Powe audience,
A sold-out crowd at the Power Center last .ight
bestowed a standing ovation on Marcel Marceau for his
first of three concerts presented by the University Musi-
cal Society.
Marceau amply demonstrated the four-dimensional
imagination and technical virtuosity that have made .him
a global favorite with audiences of all ages and classes.
His mimes in last night's concert ranged from effectively
simple charades to more abstract and narrative pieces.
THE DISTINCTIVE Marceau mime style was the uni-
fying theme of the evening. In The Public Garden, he
portrays typical denizens of a public park as diverse as
knitting granny, a ballroom man, a hop-scotcher, a dog-
walker, a child with a scooter, lovebirds and an old man
with a cane. One could almost smell spring flowers.
A more abstract contrasting performance was The
Dress . . . Memories of a Past Love. Marceau had an
unexpected partner whose name did not appear on the
program: a bat, disturbed by the heat and light of a
fresnel lamp, made several graceful swoops cross the
The style pantomime Contrasts explored the interfaces
of human relationships to carnival tunes and martial
music. Marceau portrayed clown and firing squad target,
drummer and carney mark in rapid-fire alteration.
In BIP at the Ballroom, Marceau presented his fam-
ous flower-sniffing alter-ego who waltzed with various
odd-sized partners, brawled over a girl, and got drunk and
bounced into the street.
SEVERAL MIMES spotlighted Marceau's impeccable
technique. The Pickpocket's Nightgnare employed Mar-
ceau and four disembodied hands which spanned the
stage in mind-tickling optical illusions. In BIP Plays
David and Goliath, he ducked behind a black flat to
accomplish his Superman-style appearance changes.
Marceau credits the silent screen comedians, espe-
cially Charlie Chaplin, for being his inspiring geniuses. In
BIP Travels by Train, he turned out a thoroughly Chap-
linesque version of the joys of coping with gravity and
bodily fluids intransit.
The high point of the evening was Marceau's classic
The Maskmaker, a masterful 'comment on comedy and
tragedy and a stylistic triumph.
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T professor aids Sovi
i. (Continued from Page 1) amzin, who is helf-Jewish, had
outcry, Maramzin's conviction applied for a visa to Israel for
and sentencing are a foregone himself and his family.
conclusion. He would probably HE WAS arrested on the day
be sentenced to a term of seven he went to pick up the visa.
years of hard labor followed by
exile. Maramzin's friends re- ONE OF THE most sinister
port that due to the writer's aspects of the affair is its anti-
poor health this would be a Semitic undertones. A trial wit-
virtual death warrant. ness, Yakov Vinkovetsky, has
written, "The case that the of-
RUSSIAN defenders of Mar- ficials have started is against
amzin stress that pressure from the intellectuals, but it turns
the West must come before the out somehow that all the same
trial if it is to have any effect. it is anti-Semetic. All who were
Proffer says Maramzin has called in connection with the
never been a political activist. case are Jews or half-Jews.
He describes Maramzin as a And, as far as I know, all of
He dscries ararzin s athem want to leave Russia."
writer whose work is divided Numerous organizations have
between his published material Numerus r- ts-
which includes widely-read
stories for children and his pri-
vately written satirical prose. gets
Brodsky .has described Mar-
amzin as "the most outstandingf
Russian prose writer of the for
post-war generation."E
"WA~VT IS frightening in thel servL Ice j obs
case of Maramzin is precisely
that he is simply a writer," (Continued from Page 1)
IBrodsky explained. "In no (otiudfmPge)
sense is he a dissident. As with a minimum of fifteen per cent
every true writer, his primary of the workers by January 31,
concern has been use of the and an additional fifteen per
language and feeding of his cent by February 28. The re-
family, rather than dealing maining jobs will be filled as
with governmental authorities. soon as possible.
These he simply ignored. But
in Russia this is not easy to do. "THIS IS one of the quickest
The government treats its sub- pieces of legislation the Con-
Sjets either as enemies oreas gress ever passed. It's obvious
slaves, and all the more so! sonmebody in Washington was
when they are writers." panicking, and they should be,"
As Maramzin's life itself Grimm commented.
AsMr'z'=1f isl Besides the city and county
may well be at stake, Proffer bs te cityond county
believes every possible effort. Jobs, some positions will be
R to bliizesvrsasle mestfbravailable through other govern-
made quickly. He asks stu- mental agencies or private,
dents and faculty to send tele- non-profit organizations that
gram or letters to Sen. Robert qualify for CETA subgrants.
Griffin (R-Mich) or President After these organizations are
Ford. Petitions on Maramzin's approved, eligible people will
behalf will be circulated Mon- apply to them directly.
day and Tuesday at 3016 MLB. .But approval of these agen-
Names can also be added to the cies may take some time. Due

iet writer

President reveals massive tax cut


sent telegrams to the Soviet (Continued from Page 1)
government. American artists Atomic Workers International{
including James Dickey, Nor- Union approved a contract offer
man Mailer, Philip Roth, Ber- from Gulf Oil Corp. which would
nard Malamud, Lionel Trilling, raise wages 26.8 per cent over
Christopher Lehmann - Haupt two years. The settlement avert-
and William Stryon have sent ed, at least temporarily, a labor
telegrams to-protest to the Len- strike against the nation's oil
ingrad branch of the Union of companies.
Sovoet Writers, and to Soviet -The Labor Department re-
President Podgorny. Most un- leased figures showing the big-
precedented was a telegram gest two-month decline in non-
which the reclusive and revered farm payroll jobs since 1945.
Vladimir Nabokov sent to the There was a 1.1 million drop in
Union of Writers. the number of such jobs in
Poet Brodsky begged for ac- November and December.
tion from Americans. "I appeal -A BRIEF stampede devel-
to everyone who holds a pen in oped in Atlanta as several
his hand to step forth in de- thousand persons showed up at
fense of Vladimir Maramzin" he the Civic Center to apply for
wrote in the current issue of 225 public service jobs.
the New York Review of Books. -Ford Motor Co. said it is
"For literature is the spiritual closing 10 of its 14 U.S. car
property of all, and no one can assembly plants and seven truck

nlants for a week in layoffs af-
fecting 85,175 workers.
But the decision on a tax cut
makes it virtually certain
Americans will have a substan-
tial tax break this year, since
most congressional leaders al-
ready are on record in favor
of such a move.
The purpose would be to put
more money in the hands of
consumers to encourage them to
spend the nation out of the
deepening recession.
said the President has not de-
cided exactly how the $15 bil-
lion tax cut would be distribut-
ed. But they said one proposal
being considered by Ford is a
10 per cent reduction in 1974
individual income taxes, which
would be refunded either in
special rebate checks or through

red' ctions in tax payments.
The President decided on the
19 billion figlure after receiving
a urianirnous recommendation
for such a step from a presti-
gious 16-member labor-manage-
ment committee.
The committee urged lower
withholding taxes for 1975 and
a substantial increase in the
investment tax credit for busi-
ness to 12 per cent to spur lag-
ging investment activity.
gradual tax cut to extend over
the entire year, rather than the
one-shot reduction for 1974 en-
visioned by administration eco-
nomics advisers, although the
total reduction of $15 billion
would be the same.

be allowed to lay hands on it.
When speaking of all those who
hold a pen in their hands, I
appeal not only to writers, but
to readers as well. For the im-
prisoning of a writer is the
same as the burning of a book."

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Kosher Meat
First ordering meeting
of the semester.
Sunday, Jan. 12
7 p.m. at HILLEL
1429 Hill St.

Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert in 1934
As director Frank Capra tells it, Clark Gable came into his office very
drunk and despondent that he was being sent to "Siberia"-that is, on
loan from MGM to a minor studio-to star in this quickie bus picture. He
was way off course then for this funny story about a spoied heiress who
runs. away and a new hound reporter who follows her is the one in which
he was crowned "king" and won an Academy Award. It was the First Film
to sweep all Five Oscars.
AKA CASSIUS CLAY (at7,& 10:15)
JACK JACKSON (at 8:30)
at 7 & 9:05 Adm. only $1.00

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Lstf di sidents

petitions by calling 763-0239.
It appears that local Lenin-
grad authorities believed Mar-
amzin' s name so unfamiliar to
non-Russians that they could
do away with him quietly. Fol-
lowing initial harassment, Mar-

to the speed with which the i
program is being implemented,
the local CETA office hasn't
even drawn up subgrant appli-
cations yet.
This, Grimm said, will be
done over the weekend, explain-
ing that recently "this office
has been a mad house."

Lapy ew
pNear 's Sale

told : the Justice Department
that last year it destroyed lists
of 9,000 to 10,000 American
radicals whose names had been
furnished to the agency by the
department, according to a
Ford administration official.
There was no indication why
the agency would have destroy.
ed the lists. However, the offi-
cial, who declined to be identi-
fied, said late Thursday night
that the Justice Department has
been given to believe that the
CIA's counterintelligence divi-
sion maintained its own sepa-
rate list of domestic dissidents.
ACCORDING to the adminis-
tration source, the CIA also has
told the Justice Department
that it made no use of the
names of radicals supplied by
the ;department in 1970 as po-
tential targets of surveillance
on' their trips abroad. The
source said CIA told the de-
partment it had destroyed the
list in March 1974.
Spokesmen for both CIA and
the Justice Department de-
clined to comment yesterday.
In a related development, the I

Army announced it has found
some intelligence information
on political activities of Ameri-
can civilians in a microfilm li-
brary nearly four years after
records were supposed to have
been purged.
SECRETARY of the Army
Howard Gallaway ordered the
file, located in a counterintel-
ligence analysis and research
office, to be "rescreened on a
priority basis for the purpose
of eliminating all material on
United States civilians not af-
filiated with the Department of'
Defense which is not retainable
under current regulations."
Earlier, James Devine, for-
merly a member of the Ju;tice
Department's civil disturbance
group, said that the names of
9,000 to 10,000 radicals were'
sent to the CIA in 1970. Devine,
now with the department's Law
Enforcement Assistance Admin-
istration, said he was rea&:>n-'
ably sure that these were the,
names referred to by The New
York Times in published re-
ports that the agency kept files
on 10,000 American citizeis.

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ROTC credit urged.

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Cjontinued fromn Page i) Dean of Academic Affairs
*Management - Leadership Charles Morris commented,
(Business Administration, Engi- "It's like a blank check that
neering, Education); would allow the Curriculum
" Technical, non - military Committee to vary credit within
(Engineering, Natural Resourc- each of the ROTC programs.
es); and This gives them some latitude."
O Military (No academic Morris added, "I think the
equivalence). sub-committee is saying that if
A sub-committee member the faculty makes this one
said that the committee did not change, which is to adopt their
recommend credit for the fourth recommendation, then credit
category which "contained can be varied."
courses too military to contain A SUB - COMMITTEE mem-
enough purely academic con- ber downplayed the effect the
tent." He declared, "We didbedonlydtefecth
not recommend credit for cour- recommendation would have if
ses on how to kill people." accepted by the faculty. "There
While the Curriculum Com-are so few ROTC students in
mittee must decide which cour- LSA that it isn't going to make
ses are to receive credit, he a big splash."
speculated that "a course like Morris agreed that the rein-
the Navy's Amphibious War- stated credit's immediate im-
fare would probably be out." pact would be small because
THEsubcomitte mmbe of the few numbers of LSA
THE sub-committee member RT tdns
described the history-political ROTC students.
science ranked courses as "to- He added, however, "It might
tally inoffensive to anyone. They have real impact if it opens up
have non-military textbooks and the opportunity for non-ROTC
can be applied to any citizen." students to receive credit for
The sub - committee recom- ROTC." Morris explained,
mended that a maximum of 12 "Participation by non-ROTC
credit hours earned in ROTC students could have an educa-
courses, be counted toward LSA tional impact on students and
degree credit and set a limit of the program."
six hours in any of the three COMMENTING on the sub-
groups. committee's favorable recom-
Cnurses in the first group mendation Morris said, "I prob-
would be counted as LSA cour- ably would support it at the
ses, not subject to the 12-hour moment because it is consist-
degree limit, while courses in ent with my own impression of,
the other two groups would be the program."
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