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The Coalition for the Use of tha
Learning Skills (CULS) doesn't go eva
in for- a lot of fanfare. In fact, por
it moves so quietly, you barely "th
know it's there. sup
But it is. toi
And according to many observ-T
ers, this auxiliary service-which tim
provides minority students with for
special classes, counseling, study me
groups and skills workshops-has me
been highly successful. mi
Just how successful may be de- on
termined soon. can
The literary college is presently Mc
designing an ,evaluation of CULS co
which should be completed by theT
end of the year. exa
CULS is treated as a depart- rec
ment within the literary college. It ist
primarily involves black students. ifo
C h i c a n o s and underprivilegedA
whites also participate. for

SA Dean Frank Rhodes says proach more in tune
at the survey, which will also perience.
aluate the other minority sup- "We're not a bo
rtive services, should point out ganization," Yates
he best methods of academic "We're not trying
pport" and the "ways we need students more like
rhe evaluation is particularly
nely as this is the last year be- "We're not
e the Fall, 1973 deadline for
eting the University's commit- dents more
ent to achieving a 10 per cent get the best
nority enrollment. CULS was
e of several programs that
me out of the 1970 Black Action
ovement strike which led to that """..... "" """".
ammitment. dents in the Univer
Therefore, this is a year of self- "But if you're gc
amination for CULS. As its di- route of broadenin
ctor Frank Yates puts it, "This sity," he says, "the
the year we expect to find out staff will have to h
our approach is a good one." range of experience.
According to Yates, CULS seeks "We want them
its students "a learning ap- students) to get the

with their ex-
otstrapping or-
quickly warns.
to make our
the other stu-

education," adds Yates.
CULS therefore includes:
-Special course sections for En-
glish 123, Math 115, and Math 105;
-Special counseling, including
four jointly - appointed CULS-LSA


anf are

geared to the black experience,
students in special course sections
are given an opportunity to brush
up on basic study skills - such as
notetaking and studying for exams.
Similarly the study groups,

a bootstrapping organization. We're not trying to make our stu-
like the other students in the University. We just want them to
possible education."
-CULS Director Frank Yates

"We're encouraging people to
come in and talk" and saying to
them, "someone's 'in your cor-
ner," comments one counselor.
So far, the program appears to
have won the kudos of adminis-
trators and students alike.
Rhodes says he is "encouraged
with the start CULS has made."
Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Henry Johnson says CULS
is "providing valuable assistance"
to minority students.
Lee Gill, head of the Council on
Black Concerns, calls CULS "one
of the most effective tools for
blacks on this campus."
Perhaps the strongest vote of
confidence for CULS comes from
its students.
"I think it's a great course - it
tells me about my heritage," says
one student enrolled in a special
English 123 section.


Another adds, "You get every-
thing in this course - all the ba-
sic English plus the regular course
Despite the favorable views,
CULS goes out of its way to avoid
any public exposure and discour-
ages the press from printing stor-
ies about it.
CULS policy, in fact, forbids any-
one in the program, except Yates
and a few designated people, to
discuss the program with report-
Yates says that if CULS catches
the University's eye, opposition
from faculty and administrative
ranks might ?be stirred up, thus
upsetting what he terms CULS'
"precarious balance" within the
Another of Yates' fears is that
the white community will attach

ing to go the
g the Univer-
n the teaching
handle a wider
(the minority
best possible

counselors this year;
-Study groups, which meet after
class to discuss various regular
LSA courses; and
-Skills workshops, which teach
such things as the use of the slide
In addition to course material

which include sessions in engi-
neering, emphasize basic skills
along with discussions of various
regular LSA courses.
The attitude emphasized in the
special counseling also typifies the
personal approach that CULS of-

See Editorial Page


Sw 43ig~U


Partly cloudy
and fair


Vol. LXXXIII, No. 14 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 22, 1972 l en Cents

Twelve Pages

Anti-hijack bill
passes Senate
WASHINGTON (M - The Senate passed and sent to the
House a tough anti-skyjacking bill yesterday providing for
a new airport security police force, screening of all airline
passengers, and the option of the death penalty for sky-
Under the bill, the President would be given the authority
to suspend service of a U.S. airline to a foreign country or
service of a foreign airline to this country if:
-A country aids, or harbors skyjackers, or is host to or
aids terrorist groups who use air piracy as one of their prime
-A country does not take adequate precautions to guard
against skyjacking; or




on ecoloy
MOSCOW (P)-The United States
and the Soviet Union agreed yes-
terday on a series of joint projects
to monitor and protect the world
Russell Train, the American dele-
gation chief, said the agreement
he signed with the Soviets at a
brief ceremony was "the most
comprehensive agreement on en-
vironmental cooperation ever en-
tered into by any two nations."
The projects, on which both So-
viet and American scientists will
work, range from water pollution
to earthquake forecasting, from
wildlife protection to studies of the
biological consequences of pollu-
Train, chairman of the White
House Council on EnvironmentalI
Quality, said results of the joint
projects would be available to
other countries.
The agreement, actually a mem-
orandum implementing. a Soviet-
American accord signed in MoscowI
by President Nixon May 23, pro-
vides for "about 30 items" of co-'
operation, Train said.
Train listed what he said were
the highlights of the agreement,
saying, "None of these projects
-have ever been undertaken be-
Joint studies of air pollution will'
be established in St. Louis andj
An attempt will be made, Train.
said, to, develop "joint compara-
tive models" of air pollution and
its control.
A similar study of river basins
will be conducted around the Del- -
ware River on America's Easy
Coast and a Russian river yet to7
See ACCORD, Page 12

-A country continues its service
to another country which aids or
abets skyjackers or sky terror-
The Senate vote was 75-1 to send
the bill to the House with Sen.
Harold Hughes (D-Iowa) voting
against. He said he objected only
to the death penalty option.
The death sentence would be at
the discretion of the jury if there
is a skyjacking conviction. The
other choice is a minimum sen-
tence of 20 years.
In a 5-4 decision last June, the
Supreme Court declared the death
penalty, as now administered gen-
erally in the United States, to be
unconstitutional. The court left the.
door open for new death penalty
laws that are applied uniformly.
The bill's manager, Sen. Howard
Cannon (D-Nev.) said he believ-
ed, "that part of the alarming in-
crease in hijacking has been the
failure of the US. court system to:
impose stiff penalties."
The screening of all passengers
would take place for at least a
year with the federal government
footing the bill for electronic wea-
pons detection devices.I
At the end of the year, the.Fed-
eral Aviation Administration would
review the program and decide1
to continue or modify it.
If a passenger declined to be
searched after being flagged by a}
device, security police would have
the authority to detain him and
the airline could refuse him a seat.
The new National Terminal po-
lice force would be called the Airj
Transportation Security Force, aI
replacement for the sky marshal
program which has been abandon-
ed amid charges that it was inef-
The security police would alsof
screen baggage and freight. The
bill authorizes $35 million a year
for the force in federal money. t
Part of the failure to curb sky-1
jacking, said Sen. R i c h a r d
Schweiker, (R-Pa.), was quarrel-r
ing between airlines and the FAA1
as to who should pay for air tra-
vel security.1
By making the federal govern-
ment foot the bill, Schweiker said,
this matter should be settled "once
and for all."

AP Photo
Happy birthday to you
Pope Paul VI gives a blessing outside the Vatican in Rome in honor of his upcoming birthday. He
will turn 75 on Tuesday.
Esc* Stempien speak here
in local congressional race

Special To The Daily
DETROIT - Sen. George
McGovern, looking strained
and tired after two and a
half weeks of non-stop cam-
paigning, arrived in Detroit
yesterday and received an
enthusiastic reception from
an invited audience of 150
leaders of the black commun-
It was McGovern's third visit to
the state since Labor Day, and his
second this week. He was accom-
panied by his rival in the Demo-
cratic primaries, Maine Sen. Ed-
mund Muskie.
McGovern stayed in Detroit ov-
ernight. This morning he was
scheduled to address trade union-
ists at a breakfast meeting before
leaving for Rochester, New York.
In a fifteen minute speech to the
blacks, who included politicians,
clergymen and union leaders, Mc-
Govern repeated much of his anti-
President Nixon rhetoric of the
past weeks, but did not mention
the hottest political issue in
Michigan - the busing of school-
children -for racial integration.
Neither did McGovern repeat the
stand he took in Chicago earlier
this week, when he gave support
for tax credits for the parents of
children who attend parochial
What McGovern did stress was
his opposition to the Vietnam war,
a theme he has been hitting more
and more in recent days on the
campaign trail.
His audience reacted with plea-
sure when he called for an end to
sending blacks to die in Vietnam.
"On Oct. 9, 1968, Richard Nixon
said anyone who can't bring about
a peace in Vietnam in four years
doesn't deserve another chance,"
McGovern reminded the black
"I agree he certainly doesn't de-
serve another chance," McGov-
ern said to prolonged applause.
McGovern also hit what he
called dishonesty in the President's
handling of a recent increase in
Social Security benefits.
"In the next batch of Social Se-
c.rity checks, recipients are go-
ing to note an increase in bene-
fits and they're going to get a
note from the President implying
that he was responsible for that in-
crease," McGovern said. "I want
to tell you that is a lie."
He went on to tell the leaders
that the 20 per cent increase was
legislated by a Democratic-con-
trolled Congress against the wish-
es of President Nixon.
McGovern also drew applause
when he talked of the problems of
the black aged, the neglect of
schools in the central cities and
the housing policies of the Nixon
See McGOVERN, Page 12

Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
Sen. McGovern

House approves


A small, reserved crowd heard
Representative Marvin Esch dis-
cuss the issues of increased federal
spending for education and the
volunteer Army last night in Cou-
zens Hall.
Esch also touched on the subject
of abortion, opposing its use as a
method of population control. He
stated that it should be "a decision
between patient and physician."
Declaring his support for day
care facilities, Esch termed Presi-
dent Nixon's veto of a bill providing
federal funds for children's day
care centers "totally regrettable."
The few students who attended,
the question-and-answer session re-
peatedly asked for clarifications of
Esch's position on unemployment
and education-topics which occu-
pied most of the night.I
Esch argued against the use of
property tax to support public edu-
cation, and called for an increase
in federal funding to cover at least
35 per cent of the cost of primary
He blamed the high unemploy-
ment rate in the state partly on aE
decision by Ford, General Motors,
and Chrysler to move their plants
and close down production facili-
ties here.
Esch also said about unemploy-
ment, "Our system of manpower
retraining is not working." He
went on, to describe his plan for
more retraining facilities to be lo-
cated in the communities where
they are needed.
The congressman described the
problems of the inner cities as the
most crucial facing the nation to-
day. "Unless we take action on
these problems, within four or five
years they will swallow us up,'
he said.
One theme which ran through


Democrat Marvin Stempien, 2nd
District candidate for the U.S.
House of Representatives, used
local appearances yesterday as an
opportunity to lambast his Republi-
can opponent, incumbent Marvin
Stempien, currently the State
House majority leader, speaking
both in Livonia and in Ann Arbor
labelled Esch's voting record "ex-
tremely conservative, despite the
congressman's attempts to create
a moderate image."
Stempien spoke here at an in-
formal gathering of his campaign
supporters, attended only by about
15 persons. Local followers claimed
the Stempien campaign in the city
was still in the process of organ-
Stempien said he fully supported
the presidential candidacy of Dem-
ocratic nominee George McGovern,
and that he had supported the sen-
ator since last May.
He did, however, decline to fully
support McGovern's stance on aid
to parochial schools, and expressed
See STEMPIEN, Page 12

voting down a proposed $1 billion
cut, the House last night passed
a $4.2 billion appropriation bill
for foreign air and related pro-
grams and sent it to the Senate.
The vote was 169-141.
Nearly all the dollar slashing
was proposed by Rep. Clarence
Long (D-Md.) who said he sim-
ply wanted to cut out most of the
bill's $1 billion increase over
last year's spending.
The increase was roughly di-
vided between extra military aid
under the so-called Nixon Doc-
trine for turning combat over to
allies such as those in Indo-
china, and extra money for in-
ternational development loan in-
The House approved amend-
ments to direct aid of not less
than $350 million for Israel and
to prohibit any aid for trade with
the Soviet Union so long as it
charges Jews high exit fees to
In proposing the 'cuts, Long
attacked some of the basic no-

M "
aid bill,
tions underlying American for-
eign policy.
"What we've got to learn is
that dollars don't fight; we do,"
Long told the House. "You can-
not give people the will to fight
by pouring money in."
As for the extra U. S. develop-
ment dollars, Long contended,
they go primarily to the rich
abroad who know how to get
"The great mass of the poor
people all over the world are
never touched by these aid pro-
grams," he asserted.
But the House shouted down
by voice vote his efforts to cut
$200 million off security aid and
$571.6 million for direct U. S. de-
velopment loans abroad and for
the international development
loan institutions.
An amendment by Rep. John
Dow (D-N.Y.) to cut another
$192.3 million off military aid,
particularly for Cambodia, also
was rejected by voice vote.

Lebanon Ibattles local
Palestinian guerrillas

By The Associated Press
A Lebanese army patrol clash-
ed with a group of Palestinian
guerrillasayesterday, a daytafter
Arab mediation efforts were said
to have achieved a compromise
between Lebanon and the guer-
Reports reaching Cyprus said
two army soldiers and one guer-
rilla were shot in the exchange
of fire in a village 80 miles south

Jerusalem moved to crack a sus-
pected plot of counter-terrorism
against Arab diplomats as the Is-
raeli diplomat killed in a Pales-
tinian murder-by-mail campaign
was laid in his grave.
Government M i n i s t e r Haim
Gvati eulogized Ami Shachori,
the official killed by a parcel
bomb in Israel's London embas-
sy Tuesday, and said the Pales-
tinian terrorist war has become


New twist in




To some of us, the term "high school" conjures
up memories of a rigid and stifling environment
we were forced to endure for four long years be-
fore coming to college.
But to the students of Ann Arbor's Community
High School, the repressive atmosphere associated
with most American high schools must seem as far
removed as the Dark Ages.
0- --o n oer thn anv- h xx--nprind,

Open for the first time this fall, Community was
created on a purely voluntary basis. Both students
and teachers who wanted to attend had to apply
for transfers from their old schools.
Any student who wished to come was accepted,
but teachers had to go before a 24-member screen-
ing panel, eight members of which were stu-
"We asked them questions about their teaching
nhinsnnhv and rioeentedi them with a lot of hvno..

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