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Eighty-three years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

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News Phone: 764-0552

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1973

More money for Cambodia?

"CAMBODIA," said Secretary of State
Rogers in July, "is one country where
we can say with complete assurance that
our hands are clean and our hearts are
pure."
At the time he made the remark, Rog-
ers. was defending the U. S. bombing of
Cambodia, which ended Aug. 15 after
causing untold civilian casualties and
general devastation.
Since that time, Cambodia has seen a
continuation of fierce fighting between
the U.S.-supported Lon Nol government
and the insurgent Khmer Rouge.
There is no question that the current
Phnom Penh regime exists solely through
U. S. aid; as one Lon Nol aide commented
earlier this year, "If you held up their
(the troops) pay for one month it would
finish the Government."
The New York Times reported last year
that corruption has sgrown in direct pro-
portion to the growth of American aid,
which reached the $300 million mark last
year.
THE NIXON Administration asked for
$170 million in the current fiscal
year. However, embassy officials in
Phnom Penh this week asserted more
aid will be necessary, and that "a way
will have to be found to provide it."
Embassy sources said the $170 million
Was arrived at last fall, when "it seemed
that the war in Indochina was winding
down."
DAVID MARGOLICK
Chief Photographer
KEN FINK ......................Staff Photographer
THOMAS GOTTLIEB............Staff Photographer
STEVE KAGAN.................Staff Photographer
KAREN KASMAUSKI .............Staff Photographer
TERRY McCARTHY.............Staff Photographer
TODAY'S STAFF:
Editorial Staff
CHRISTOPHER PARKS and EUGENE ROBINSON
Co-Editors in Chief
DIANE LEVICK.........................Arts Editor
MARTIN PORTER .,................... Sunday Editor
MARILYN RILEY..........Associate Managing Editor
ZACHARY SCHILLER ..............Editorial Director
ERIC SCHOCH.................Editorial Director
TONY SCHWARTZ .................... Sunday Editor
CHARLESISTEIN ... ......City Editor
TED STEIN ....................... Executive Editor
ROLFE TESSEM ..................... Managing Editor
Sports Staff
DAN BORUS
Sports Editor
FRANK LONGO
Managing Sports Editor
BOB McGINN ................Executive Sports Editor
CHUCK BLOOM ...............Associate Sports Editor
JOEL GR|ER .................Associate Sports Editor
RICH STUCK .............Contributing Sports Editor
BOB HEUER..............Contributing Sports Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Jim Ecker, Marc Feldman, George
Hastings, Marcia Merker. Mark Ronan, Roger Ros-
siter, Theresa Swedo, Robin wagner.
STAFF: Barry Argenbright, Jeff Chown, Clarke Cogs-
dill, Brian Deming, Leba Hertz, John Kahler,
Mike Lisull, Mike Pritula, Bob Simon.
Business Staff
BILL BLACKFORD
Business Manager

The Senate should turn down this new
request flatly.
The situation in Cambodia would be
farcical were it not a tragedy for its peo-
pie.
Governors of provinces sell needed sup-
plies to the highest bidder. The army's
attrition rate is five times as high as its
rate of recruitment.
High officials describe the method of
government as Byzantine, with some-
times contradictory orders being issued
by the President in response to friends,
mainly military, who have caught his
ear.
THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY is a disas-
ter. More than a million peasants
have fled their land, partly because of
American bombing: Phnom Penh's popu-
lation has more than doubled in three
years because of the outpouring of re-
fugees.
Military officials sell supplies to in-
surgent forces while soldiers' pay is poc-
keted by corrupt officers. Last year, the
United States paid for 100,000 nonexist-
ent combat troops.
Men who can find jobs take back-
breaking work for 50 cents a day while
women sell fruit and vegetables to earn
a fifth of that.
Meanwhile, the avenue in front of
Phnom Penh's elite school is clogged with
automobiles of the war-rich, taking and
bringing children to and fro.
While prices were skyrocketing 150 per
cent in the last year, correspondents be-
gan to doubt that the Lon Nol regime
could stand for much longer. The mili-
tary payroll, which accounts for half the
national budget, is essentially a creation
of the United States.
THE INSURGENTS control the whole
country, with the exception of the
capital, its nearby suburbs and a num-
ber of provincial towns. To most observ-
ers, it is only a matter of time until the
Lon Nol regime falls.
In this situation, U. S. aid propping up
a discredited, corrupt regime can only
prolong the suffering of the Camboddian
people. The Senate should reject the
Phnom Penh embassy's request for more
aid, and eliminate the current appropria-
tion as well.
Our hands are dirty enough as it is.
Explanation
DUE TO THE continuing shortage of
newsprint, The Daily will be forced
to periodically publish six page papers.
In such papers, the arts and editorial
sections will both appear on this page.
TODAY'S STAFF:
News: Debbie Good, Eugene Robinson,
Judy Ruskin, Rolfe Tessem
Editorial Page: Paul Gallagher, Terry
Gallagher, Marnie Heyn, E r i c
Schoch, Michael Yelin
Arts Page: Diane Levick
Photo Technician: John Upton
hi1E

AP Photo

Legalizing teacher strikes?

ieanwhile,
at the frat
By BETH NISSEN
t HAD EXPErTED crowds of in-shape
sports addicts telling locker room tales
with glass in hand, and shapely Greek
groupies laughing at all the right lines with
glass in hand. I found an overflow crowd
that defied that assumption with the ex-
ception of an abundance of glasses.
Trios of well-dressed girls inwardly wait-
ed to be picked up while outwardly practic-
ing disinterested, disdainful expressions.
They came for the free beer, for the noise,
for the dancing, and the chance of meeting
someone interesting.
Fraternity brothers talked to prospective
new members, and a few staggering over-
beered youths spilled their drinks into count-
less pants cuffs. Two dungareed freshmen
sat behind the band and tried to absorb
a roomful of strangers.
AS RUSH TIME is fast approaching, the
party was promotional, with the purpose
of introducing interested students to the
fraternity, to the fraternity brothers, and
to each other. Phi Gamma Delta currently
claims 55 members and expects a record
rush this year. Fraternities and sororities
are returning from a slump in popularity
r based on both financial and social changes.
Fraternity and sorority houses offer
friendly, family-like daily life that attracts
students discouraged by the institutional
qualities of some dorms, and although
dorms are still cheaper, the houses offer
more quality and quantity for the, money.
Fraternities can also offer a place to be-
long to, a house where one can live in-
stead of just stay. Said Mark Lohela, "This
house has been my whole college exper-
ience.
FRATERNITIES STILL suffer from a
1942 image of letter sweaters, daily booz-
ing, minimal studying and third-grade row-
diness. Fraternity members are assumed
to be one distinguished type: they major
in partying, are permanently attached to
a beer can and will eventually "pin" a
home-economics major and settle into life
with a business degree.
The fraternity members are concerned
with changing that image. The largest fault
is in stuffing a houseful of personalities into
one pigeon-hole; the interests, goals and
personalities of the different members of
the fraternity might have challenged even
a bell-curve average.
Theymorning after theparty, sleepy eyes
surveyed piles of crumpled and half-filled
cups, a swampy floor and beer-sticky walls.
After three hours of wiping furniture and
woodwork with vinegar, washing and wax-
ing floors and polishing windows amidst
good-natured sibling-like insults, the fin-
gerprints of the crowd were erased. One
student had said the night before, "The
party will be a success if someone gets
drunk, or someone gets high, someone
scores or someone . decides to rush this
house." Said President Marc Schiller, "It
was a success if you enjoyed yourself."

By PAUL VARIAN
T ANSING - This year's rash of teacher
strikes puts renewed pressure on the Mich-
igan legislature to define once and for all
the bargaining rights of public employes.
Under a 1947 state law strikes by public
employes, including teachers are prohibit-
ed.
A 1965 statute extends the right of col-
lective bargaining to teachers but makes
no mention of strikes.
As any good United Auto Worker mem-
ber will attest, a union is virtually power-
less at the bargaining table without the
option to strike. Negotiations would be,

in effect, a one-sided affair.
Most other public employes, although
denied the right to strike, may at least
submit their demands to binding arbitra-
tion.
A suggestion that this alternative be con-
sidered for teachers came, surprisingly
enough, from management - John W.
Porter, state superintendent of public in-
struction.
PORTER, WHO has had teacher strikes
up to his ears since the new school year
started, also indicated at a news confer-
ence this week that he may be receptive to
the idea of legalizing teachers strikes.

With the situation as it is now, even
the courts are reluctant to interfere. The
laws are clearly in conflict.
The legislature is bound to respond to
the problem in some manner this fall, but
whether any realistic attempt will be
made to change the law remains to be
seen.
State Sen. Harry De Maso, (R-Battle
Creek), is considering reintroducing a bill
he first proposed in the 1971-72 session that
would require bargaining on teacher con-
tracts to get under way by March 15. If
by June 15 there was still no agreemen.,
the negotiations would be opened to the
public.
THE BILL FAILED to make headway
the first time around and it's difficult to
imagine the outcome being any different a
second time. If it got through the Senate,
it would certainly meet defeat in the Demo-
cratic controlled House.
Letting the public in on labor negotiations
is notlikely to make them any more ef-
fective. The kind of compromise it takes
to put a contract together is possible only
behind closed doors.
Yet, as Porter said, the legislature must
act if a replay of this year's school situation
is to be avoided.
"The only way you can rectify the situa-
tion is to change the law," Porter said.
Paul Varian is a writer for United Press
International.

Contact your reps-
Sen. Phillip Hart (Dem), Rm 253, Old Senate Bldg., Capitol
Hill, Washington, D.C. 20515.
Sen. Robert Griffin (Rep), Rm,353, Old Senate Bldg., Capitol
Hill, Washington, D.C. 20515.
Rep. Marvin Esch (Rep), Rm. 412, Cannon Bldg., Capitol
Hill, Washington, D.C. 20515.
Sen. Gilbert Bursley (Rep), Senate, State Capitol Bldg.,
Lansing, Mi. 48933.
Rep. Perry Bullard (Dem), House of Representatives, State
Capitol Bldg., Lansing, Mi. 48933.

The Graduate
UAC-Mediatrics, Nat. Sci. Aud.
Fri., Sat., 7, 9:30
A classic from the late sixties,
The Graduate tells the story of
a confused college grad (Dustin
Hoffman) who returns home only
to get involved with a married
woman (Anne Bancroft) a n d
then with heredaughter (Kather-
ine Ross).
Director Mike Nichols handles
the film with determination; his
portrait of upper-class suburban
California is unforgettable.
-Michael Wilson
812
Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud.
Sat., 7, 9:05
Headlining this Fellini w o r k ,
Marcello Mastroianni portrays a
motion picture director who is
trying to begin a new film, but
finds himself constantly distract-
ed by old memories - including
everything from experiences in
church to thoughts on his first
lessons about sex.
It might have been a fascinat-
ing character study film, but Fel-
lini cops out with a weak end-

Cinema weekend..

ing that tearshdown in a few
minutes what he has built in the
rest of the picture.
-David Blomquist
The Last Picture Show
Friends of Newsreel, MLB
Fri., Sat., Sun.
A bit overrated, this is the film
that established American direc-
tor Peter Bogdanovich. Working
with a relatively inexperienced
cast and shooting in black and
white, he has come up with a
depresing, ingenious portrait
of small-town, small-time Amer-
ica - right down to the sex-
starved, emaciated wife of a
fading Texas high school basket-
ball coach.
-Michael Wilson

RAY CATALINO .................Operations
DAVE LAWSON ............... AdvertisingI
SANDY FIENBERG..............FinanceI
SHERRY KASTLE.............Circulation
JIM DYKEMA.......... Sales & PromotionsI

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Manager
Director
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CULT,,URE CALFINDAR
MUSIC-UAC-Daystar presents Stephen Stills and Manassas
in concert tonight at 8 in Crisler Arena; the Ark features
Irish folksinger Owen McBride at 8:30.
ART-Lantern Gallery opens a one-man sculpture exhibit by
Stephen Edlich with a reception for the artist tonight from
7 to 9.

Two English Girls
Aud. A, Fri., Sat., Sun.,
7, 9
Francois Truffaut has always
demonstrated a remarkable ca-
pacity for seeing the poignantly
humorous aspect of even thee
most pathetic of. situations, but
never has he woven the tragic
and comic elements as subtly
and consistently as in Two Eng-
lish Girls.
-Bruce Shlain
,* *' *
Il Bidone
Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud.
Sun., 7, 9:05
A bidone is a con man - and
this early Fellini film is a study
of a trio of them. One of them,
the professional and cynic, is
none other than one of America's
favorite tough guys, Broderick
Crawford, star of Highway Pa-
trol.
Along with a dreamer and a
struggling artist (Richard Base-
hart), he gets them involved in
a variety of schemes to cheat
the local peasantry.
The film'sahigh point must be
s Crawford's appearance as a
priest who is doing his devout
best to swindle anyone in sight.
Any film that offers such a uni-
que experience isn't without its
redeeming features.
-Kurt Harju
* **
I 1"itelloni
Cinema Guild, Arch. Aud.
Fri., 7, 9:05
This 1953 film is Fellini's first
Symphony to
play at Hill
Now under the new musical
direction of Aldo Ceccato, the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra will
perform in its first Ann Arbor
engagement this Sunday at 2:30
in Hill Aud.

attempt to deal with atserious
subject and theme - the pur-
poseless lives of overgrown adol-
escents who eventually reach a
level of self-awareness.
Fellini creates some truly re-
markable scenes full of the trag-
ic irony that pervades the whole
film.
I Vitelloni was Fellini's first
real success, and John Simon
calls it "one of the ten or 12
great films ever made."
-Kurt Harju
The Kid
Friends of Newsreel, MLB
Fri., Sat., Sun.
Rarely shown in Ann Arbor,
this highly entertaining silent
1920 comedy was Charlie Chap-
lin's first feature-length film.
The Kid tells the story of a
struggling vagabond and his child

sidekick trying to make it in the
slums.
-Michael Wilson
* * *
Cleopaltra Jones
State
"Commercial trash about a
karate-choping 'six-foot-two stick
of dynamite' ".
-Michael Wilson
* **
Heavy Traffic
Fifth Forum
"The primary appeal of this
film is its X-rated nature. Still
interested?"
-David Blomquist
The Mackintosh Man
Michigan
"Why an excellent director like
John Huston is even bothering
with a cliche thriller is a puz-
zlement.'
-James Hynes
American Grafitti
Fox Village
"A sensitive paean to the end
of American innocence, pre-Viet-
nam."
-James Hynes

to,

0

tonight
6:00 9 Andy Griffith
50 Gilligan's Island
56 Erica-Crafts
6:15 56 Theonie-Cooking
6:30 2 CBS News
4 NBC News
7 ABC News
9 I Dream of Jeannie
50 Hogan's Heroes-Comedy
56 Evening at Pops
7:00 2 Truth or Consequences
4 News
7 To Tell the Truth-Gamie

7 Odd Couple
9 Payday-Discussion
50 Merv Griffin
56 Black Perspective on the News
9:00 4 Needles and Pins
7 Room 222
9 News-Don Daly
20 Good News
56 PBS Fall Preview
9:30 2 Movie
4 Brian Keith
7 Adam's Rib
9 Sports Scene
56 Vince Lombardi Science and
Art of Football
10:00 4 Dean Martin
7 Love, American Style
9 Tommy Hunter
50 Perry Mason
11:00 2 4 7 News
9 CBC News
50 One Step Beyond
11:30 2 Movie-Drama
'4My Six Loves." (1963)

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