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February 26, 1974 - Image 7

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Page Seven

Strange happenings Luce seeks concern
plague grad library for Viet prisoners

Commission studies
LSI4 requirements

Late last night five city fire engines responded to an apparent
false alarm at the graduate library. The building was not evacuated
despite the potential danger to all the persons inside, and library
officials had little to say about the whole matter.
According to the library's circulation desk clerk, who refused
to give his name, the necessity of an evacuation is determined
jointly by the fire department, Burns security guards and library
WHEN ASKED WHY the building wasn't evacuated, the gentle-
man said, "For an obvious .reason, we knew it was a false alarm."
When asked why be knew it was a false alarm, he responded, "I
cainot divulge that information."
WHAT OCCURED last night was a strange set of events that no
one seems to. know anything about. And even stranger yet was the
fact that no alarm was sounded in the building to alert the occupants
of the possible danger.
DeiS set voluntry
liMit s on campaigning,
(Continued from Page 1) wording of the statement.
the c i t y"' s new election - reform At the press conference Harris
ordinance, a Republican - backed also indicated that he felt the
measure which has drawn cri- Democrats were the city's poorest
ticism from the HRP and the Dem- party, with the HRP as the second
ocrats for being too weak. richest narty in town. Harris said
The Democratic candidates an- he based his belief on the volume
nounced their intention to strength- of nosters, bumper stickers and
en the existing law in order to leaflets that the HRP has pro-
"bring about full public disclosure duced in recent campaigns.
of campaign contributions and to In addition, Harris cited the fact
impose meaningful and fair limits that the HRP had maintained an
on campaign expenditures." office in town for several years,
The c a n d i d a t e s themselves and that he knew what those costs
pledged to "aid any newspaper re- were. Finally, Harris said he had
porter, public official or member information from a former HRP
of any non-partisan group in a full worker who had access to knowl-
investigation of the sources of cam- edge of HRP finances.
paign expenditures as well as the One observer of city politics call-
specific nature of expenditures." ed such charges "ridiculous, HRP
They Also said that lists of con- is always in debt, they're usually
tributors would be revealed reg,- behind on their rent."
larly, perhaps as often as every Dave Goodman, an HRP worker,
two weeks, with information avail- didn't comment on the charges of
able at any "reasonable time." HRP wealth, but he was pleased
with the step taken by the Demo-
THE STATEMENT was immedi- crats in limiting 'campaign ex-
ately endorsed by four of the penditures. "I'm happy they're,
party's five candidates: First Ward cleaning up their act," Goodman
candidate Colleen McGree, Second says, "considering they outspent
Ward candidate Mary Richman, us nearly three to one in the April
Fourth Ward candidate Jamie Ken- '73 elections."
worthy, and Fifth Ward candidate Goodman added that the limits
Paul Brown. The candidate from proposed by the Democrats, in the
the Third Ward, Dan Burke, has area of $2,000 to $2,500 were more
supported the limits in principle, than HRP has ever spent in a
but. has been out of town, and single Ward, "by as much as 25
hence could not endorse the final per cent."
TUESDAY, Feb. 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Room 200, LANE HALL
Prof. Yehoshafat Harkabi
former head of Army Intelligence and strategic research
for the Defense Ministry of Israel
TOPIC: Historic Roots of the Arab-Is-
rael Conflict and the Prospects for the
Spensored by
the Center for Near Eastern Studies

(Continued from Page 1)

housed at the couple's hostel, ac-
cording to Luce.

(Continued from Page l)

means available to end the abuse
and torture of the accused South
Vietnamese prisoners was to write
to the Saigon embassy in Wash-
ington, and to local Congress mem-
bers, naming particular South
Vietnamese political prisoners and
demanding their release.
Luce said it would also be help-
ful if the prisoners were given
honorary degrees or teaching posi-
tions at this and other American
universities. Writing letters, he
added, would indicate public con-
cern, and has helped the prisoner
situation in the past.
The writer then gave a brief de-
scription of three political prison-
ers that could be named in let-
ters urging release.
CAO THAE Que Huong was ar-
rested March 5, 1970, Luce re-
counted. She was tortured before
her husband's eyes to force him
to give information to Saigon of-
ficials about dissident studentsj

- ticipation in an open dis us.ion of
She was later released, but ar- the new recommendations.
rested again when she protested Dean Rhodes has sent a iztater to
the death of her husband who died the LSA faculty asking them to
in prison of wounds inflicted dur- consider canceling classes from 2
ing torture, Luce said. to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 11 so
Ng'ayen Long, 65, is a leading that students and faculty can at-
lawyer in defending political pris- tend the discussion period which
oners in the South. He was arrest- will be held in Rackham Audi-
ed in 1965 for suggesting nego- torium.
tian with the National Liberation Rhodes hopes the discussion will
Front, according to Luce. reveal how students and faculty
feel about the proposals, and he
TON THAT Binh Minh, the writer has set aside the two following
told his audience, was arrested in Mondays for similar discuss ins if
1972 for translating a work critical needed.
of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. AMONG THE recommendatimn to
He is partially crippled because change the required number of
of polio, and lies on the floor of his credit hours for graduation, the
cell unable to move because his Commission's report includes:
crutches and braces were taken . A proposal to reduce the nam-
away. ber of courses a student is required
"Those people who could best to take by establishing the number
bring about reconciliation are in of credit hours awarded for each
jail. If we went to Vietnam out of 1 class at four hours, ideally leaving'
any kind of concern for justice, it more time open to studen's and
seems time we re-evaluate what faculty for "counseling and ndi-
we are doing," Luce concluded. vidual instruction;" including a,

provision for the option of two 1 4
credit hour courses which would
meet for only half a term, )r per-
haps for a month of intensive
study; n g ti...
O A recommendation that the
foreign language requirement be
"maintained with the understand-
ing that this decision will be re-
viewed within three years;''" NI
O A recommendation that a sysP-CO
tem of letter grading be maintain- PITCHER of L D
ed, providing that students will becitz BEER
offered the option of taking "up to
one quarter of their total credits" (4 ounces)
on a pass-fail basis, and that "any ! 1 1
letter grade submitted with pluses
and minuses should be so recorded HALF-PRICE!
and counted in the grade point
average," and;
O A recommendation that the
college "renew its commitment to
recruiting minority students and
provide supportive services for
ruggeting tha tthe uerentaeondI I E M~iE IE
them once here," along with the
suggestion that "the percentage of
undergraduates from outside the
state of Michigan should not be7
permitted to sink below the level 341 S. M.ain St. Ann Arbor 769- 5960
to which it has presently fallen."

.Changes threaten advocates

(Continued from Page 1)
The ethnic advocates in par-
ticular, fear that their job de-
scription may change under the
proposed revamping.
"The reorganization of the
OSSP is a very real threat to
us." said Chicano Advocate Ar-
turo Nelson. "The revision would
probably be restrictive to my
power and flexibility and I won't
agree to anything without the
consent of my constituency," he
ever, seems to feel that the re-
organization will streamline the
functions of the advocates and
make them more manageable.
"I think the proposed revision,
is workable and will increase
cooperation because the advo-
cates will have departmental
spokespersons," said Tom East-
hope, Assistant Vice-President
for Student Services.
Jon Heise, Director of the In-

ternational Center feels that the
addition of the ethnic advocates
to the Center "may change
somewhat the Center's structure
and expand its function."
vocate Dick Garland, the ad-
ministration has attempted to
keep the advocates in their pre-
sent low-profile.
"We must have some degree
of freedom of movement," Gar-
land said. "The administration
has already requested that we
not make public statements or,
proposals before the Regents
without the approval of the direc-
tor of the OSSP.
The advocates feel that their
main thrust should be in as-
sisting in problem-solving within
their various constituencies.
"However, one would con-
clude from our job description
that advocates serve mainly as
quiet, non-assertive advisers,"
said Garland.

JIM TOY, one of the Human
Sexuality Advocates feels that
the oddice was dismembered be-
cause "we were due for ex-
tinction unless we were hidden."
"I am uneisy about the pro-
posal because I think it may
change our image if we become
part of the Office of Religion
and Ethics," said Toy.
Human Sex'ol ity Advrocate
Jackie aailey feels that the de-
partmental switch may make the
advocates less accessible. "My
primary objection is that I don't
know if I'm going to have any
control over what I do, she
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