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I HE MICHIGAN DAILY

P4ge Five

Si.~irid0y, October 7, 1973 1 HE MIQZHIGAN DAILY Page Five

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Perspective:

Moves

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By MARNIE HEYN
CAME TO Ann Arbor this fall
without misconceptions-I had
been keeping in touch and knew
that students were no longer
politically mobile, that politics
were, for all intents and pur-
poses, dead. But I wasn't in any
mood to be reminded of these
things: The Sixties was its own
decade 'and now it is not the
same and it doesn't matter.
$ure the sixties were fun but I
wouldn't live through that time
again for all the gold in Acapul-
co. That late, lamented decade
was an exciting departure from
what went on before but it was
no nirvana. Nor am I one to wax
nostalgic.
I have no tolerance for com-
mercial nostalgia, for the Madi-
son Avenue Fifties hype that pa-
rades the ugly clothes, grotesque
th
Tuition: More murky
It was yet another week for
administrative hedging about the
tuition hike. Round one of this
week's version of dodge 'em be-
gan Monday when the University
Aecord printed a "simplified but
a c c u r a t e" breakdown of the
budget that raised as many ques-
tionS as it answered.
The 'Statement listed a $1.4 mil-
lion "contingent liability" that
had never before appeared in
liany of the now numerous official
explatations for the hike. And
the statement also ignored "the
weighted average" that in pre-
vious weeks had been a favorite
phrase used by financial officials
to, make the increase seem
smaller.
Jujgling statistics may be the
forte of the University's budget
officials' but theirs is one talent
that shows no promise of winning
the administration any friends.
Perhaps sensing that fact, Presi-
dnt Fleming called for an open
hearing on the tuition increase
Friday afternoon.
Fleming proved to be a master
It. 4 0 d g i n g and sidestepping
tricky questions. He refused to
emmit the University to grant-
irg student refunds in the event
that the tuition hike is proved
to have produced surplus rev-
enue.
"I can't comment on that until
all the figures are in the bowl,"
the President said in varying
forms. He added that the figures
sre due in November so hang in
there.
State of the L'
More on the President. Robben
Fleming sounded like a permis-
sive parent whose kids have
somehow gone wrong. Lament-

makeup, and pedigested culture
that typified the fifties and com-
mands us to remember it fond-
ly. Because there's no Eden to
go back to.
The entire escape-to-the-past
phenomenon is symptomatic of a
culture which can't anticipate
any future. And when radicals,
progressives, people who see
themselves as organizers start
pining for acoustic Dylan, the
1969 Moratorium, and radical
chic, they've got the same prob-
lem.
There's no going back, but
there's a lot of unfinished work
to do.
So when I heard that Tom Hay-
den's antiwar road show was
coming to town, my feelings
were ambivalent. Part of me
was ready to center my political
life around Indochina. Another

part was dead set against doing
any more fall-and-spring pil-
grimages to D. C. to listen to
movement heavies bicker and
rave while folks in the streets
are beaten, gassed, and busted.
Trying to keep a rein on my
confusion, I went to a meeting
to help arrange the coming,
event. The contradictions esca-
lated from there.
We knew the motions well,
God, we had been through it all
before. Posters, leaflets, press
releases, room reservations all
fell in place, or rather would
have if anxieties, many of them
mine, hadn't erected all sorts
of dysfunctional defense mecha-
nisms. A lot of time was mis-
spent on theoretical scarecrows.
I rocketed into Monday morn-
ing on a very spooky rollercoast-
er of precarious highs and intro-
spective bummers.

The entire experience began to
audience came together
glide as soon as the show and
the audience came together.
People came to communicate
and to learn, and metaphysical
nightmares shrank into livable
differences once exposed to the
light of reality.
IPC troupe members reacted
easily and enthusiastically to
each chance to talk to people.
There was no vaudeville, no at-
tempt to embellish illusions.
Holly Near, folksinger, actress,
and feminist, ate lunch at a
brown-bag in the Women's Stu-
dies office. Bob Chenowith and
Jean-Pierre Debris did a half-
hour talk show on a local radio
station. No one acted out fan-
tasies of stars with bad politics.

Although the day
wasn't perfect. In,

was good, it
a late after-

looking actk
week as it was

noon gathering. Tom Hayden got
off some cheap shots about,
nameless Other Left Groups be-
ing nihilistic and authoritarian.
It's difficult to believe he
doesn't know by now that launch-
ing attacks on other groups is
both stupid and self-indulgent in
the face of trying to build a
united front organization.
It was Holly Near, not Tarn
Hayden, who made the whole ex-
perience, and possibly some
lives, change shape 'was Holly
Near. Her warmth and deep con-
victions are infectious She re-
tracked a lot of my panic reflex-
es with something like hope.
When I listened to her, I could
believe that a new culture is
growing from good seed. Music
hasn't been used this powerfully
since the early days of civil
rights struggle.
COME TO THE
MICHIGAN UNION AND
WATCH THE FIRST ANNUAL
Michigan Union
Invitational Straight
Pool Tournament
SUNDAY, OCT. 7
GAMES AT 1, 3, 7, 9
Sat. sun. and Wed. at 1. 3, 5,
7 9 p.m. Other days at 7 & 9 only
is an exquisite
movie:
-REX REED,
Syndicated Columnist
A NOVEL BY
HERMANN
HESSE
A FILM BY
CONRAD
ROOKS
R1o~
Next: "PAYDAY"
acclaimed at cannel film festival!

peace
And Jean-Pierre was dyna-
mite. His message was brutal
and inescapable. It wrapped up
and American decade and a Viet-
namese generation in a personal
vision.
I felt something close to hu-
nzility - a sense of awe - when
crowds of people showed up at
Hill Auditorium to listen and con-
tribute.
Thousands came to Hill that
night and hundreds wanted to
work but we will never be mere
faceless numbers in newspaper
copy again. We have learned
from the Sixties.
But let's not get caught up in
nostalgic fiction about the past
decade. Let's start out fresh,
there is still work to be done.
And there is no need to look
back.
Marnie Heyn is a Daily staff
writer and a long time University
activist.

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Shows at I p.m.-3:30-6:10-8:45
COMING-James Coburn is
"HARRY IN YOUR POCKET"

"Why did we have so little im-
pact upon them?"
The occasion for the Presi-
dent's sober reflections was his
tenth annual "State of the Uni-
versity" speech Monday night in
Rackham Aud. Somes250 faculty
members, their wives apd fami-
lies, and even a few students
were in attendance.
After an introduction which
labeled him "a surfer taking on
the big waves of social reform,"
Fleming maintainedthat students
should assume a greater portion
of the cost of their education.
Students presently pay about
20 per cent of the cost but Flem-
ing said their share could event-
ually rise as high as 50 per cent.
Fleming also called for more
options in higher education in-
cluding work-study programs and!
vocational arrangements w i t h
tWashtenaw Community College.
Apparently the University is pre-
paring to teach the masses of
liberal arts students here some
marketable skills.
Fonda and Hayden
Actress Jane Fonda and her
husband, former Daily editor
Tom Hayden, tried to breathe,
some life into the moribund po-
litical consciousness of 'U' stu-
dents last week.
The two activists came with a
troupe of singers and speakers

to address a crowd of 3,000 at
Hill Aud. They also came with
a cause - the plight of political
prisoners in S o u t h Vietnam.
Much of the speaking focused on
atrocities perpetrated by th--
Thieu regime. ,
"There are more political pris
oners in South Vietnam," said
Fonda, "than in the rest of tho
world combined." ;
The audience gave Bob Chen-
owith, "an anti-war POW," a
standing ovation and was gener-
ally enthusiastic during the p:'
-gram. Nonetheless, there was
little doubt in most peoples
minds that the crowd had come
more to see Fonda and Hayden
than to demonstrate support for
the Indochina Peace Campai,-n.

UAC-DAYSTAR proudly presents: Homecoming '73 Concerts
B. B. King
FRI., Oct. 19, HILL AUD., 8 p.m.
5.50-5 00-4.50-3.50
GO ON SALE MON., OCT. 8
/F 3..5..
Judy Collins
SAT., Oct. 20, HILL AUD., 8 p.m.
5 00-4.50-4.00-3,00
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Ro berta Flack
SAT., Oct. 27,
HILL AUD., 8 p.m.
6.00-5.50-5.00-4.00 ALL SEATS RESeRVED
ON SALE NOW NO PERSONAL CHECKS
TICKET HDQTRS. for all shows: Michigan Union 763-4553 INFO.

Fonda

Mad Hatter's Tea Party
(it's not as crazy as it sounds)
e Displaced Freshman Crisis
Return West Quad Houses used for Faculty offices to U-Hous-
ing for student'residences.
" Meal Rebates
Restructure rates to allow for full rebates for dietary reasons
(ie Kosher diets)
s Boycott Lettuce & eat it too!
Accords between UFW & Teamsters open door for purchase of
Union lettuce for the dorms.
s Publication of Rate Study Info.
Before any rate schedules are. finalized'
s (Memb. U-Housing Councili
aud Evan Memb. Housing Policy Board
for SGC Nursing & UHC-Markley-Oxford
(Memb. Student Pub. Board)
Voi Memb. Student Organizations Bd.)
(Memb. Housing Review Board)
for U-Housing Council President

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TOLKIEN TRILOGY
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SELLS THEM FOR 95c. Come
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CINEMA II
FRENCH SUNDAY CINEMA

1932

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JEAN RENOIR'S

BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING
Boudu is a tramp saved from suicide by a middle class bookseller who attempts to make him into a
fine, clean bourgeois Frenchman. A film about a "free soul" which should prove irresistible to people
"who were young find in Paris in the '30's" or even those whose spirit is akin. With Michel Simon,
Charles Grandula. SUBTITLED.

Aud A Angell Hall

7:00 & 9:00

Oct. 7

$1.00

NEXT WEEKEND
Vittorio de Sica's UMBRETO D, Joseph Strick's (Henry Miller's) TROPIC OF
CANCER, Jean-Luc Godard's MASCULIN-FEMININ

Fleming
in the fact that many college
graduates have gone on to bigger
and better things like "political
deceit, criminal behavior and un-
ethical conduct," Fleming asked,
A BUTTERFIELD THEATRES
EXCLUSIVE
FOOTBALL
WIDOWS NIGHT
AT THE MOVIES
Every Monday night
thru Monday, Dec. 10th
Is your husband hypnotized by
the TV escapades of the LIONS,
Dolphins, etc.? Fly the coop! We
welcome "football widows" with
special low admission prices and
oil the popcorn you can eat for
MONDAY NIGHT

WHO? Open to everyone, no admission charge
This will be the Guild's last outdoor show of the 1973 season. One
hundred artists and craftspeople from all over Michigan will be at
the Farmers' Market to sell their work, Come to the fair to learn as
well as to buy, because each participant will be demonstrating
their techniques. Come watch the potters at their wheels, the
weavers at their looms, and the artists at the easels. We will also

The guild will also be selling craft supplies at a discount at the fair.

Artists and craftspeople interested in participating

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