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The Michigan Daily--Thursday, January 19, 1978-Page 3

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Daily soiree
OK, aspiring writers and status seekers! Tonight is your big chance
to attend the journalistic social event of the year -the Daily mass meet-
ing. Everyone who's anyone will be there ... well, at least representatives
from news, sports, arts, and business staffs will be on hand to answer any
questions you may have about joining the Daily. The mass will meet ups
stairs at The Daily, 420 Maynard, at 8 p.m. No need to RSVP.
Feldkamp's carnal philosophy

,Sex isn't like picking your
nose, " philosophized John Feld-
kamp, a decade ago today. The
former University Housing Di-
rector's remarks came after the
Regents voted to waive a manda-,
tory curfew for fresh women, and
to permit students living in dorms
and Greek housing to set their
own visitation policies. Feld-
kamp, who described the whole
business of sex in the dorms as
"sordid, " said, "Personally I
can't imagine any mature woman
could have intercourse in a dor-
mitory. Usually when lit occurs
there are accompanying psycho-
logical problems. " Happy anni-
versary, cohabiters.

Fe (ldlkarnpl

Tenant, inf'ormation
If you're a tenant in Ann Arbor, you should know something about
your legal rights - and 'One of the best ways to keep track of those rights
is to keep handy a copy of how to Evict Your Landlord, the Ann Arbor
tenants' rights booklet. A brand new printing of the booklet has hit the
streets, and you can pick up a copy at the University Cellar, at A
Periodical Retreat, and at certain other bookstores in the city. And if you,
want to do more for yourself as a tenant than just keep posted on your
rights, you might want to take advantage of the Ann Arbor Tenants
Union's beginning-of-the-semester membership drive. To join the TU or
become a volunteer worker, call 761-1225. Also on tenants' issues: the
Coalition for Better Housing is looking for volunteers to help on the cam-
paign to pass the two tenants' rights ballot proposals in the April election.
To join the campaign, call 994-0555. And finally, the MSA Housing Law
Reform Project is looking for people interested in journalism to do some
writing on tenants' matters - it would be a good thing to put on your
resume. If you're interested, call Steve at 763-9920. Happy renting!
Happenngs...
..begin late this morning at 11, with a chemical seminar with
Theodore Tsetsis on "Multiplicity and Stability Phenomena in Arrays of
Catalysis," Room 3513, East Engineering ... then move to the Ann Arbor
Public Library for a 1:15 showing of "The Point." The film will be shown
again at 3 ... back to the C.C. Little Building at 4 for a lecture on "Geo-
chemistry of Cores from the Deep Sea drilling project" with Dr. Frank'
Manheim ... move to the Natural Science Auditorium at 7:30 for a bout
with "Fortran-IV Programming Language," the second of six computing
center lectures ... then stop at 4108 Michigan Union for a meeting of the
Computer Club at 7:30.
Boob tube Bert
Henry Kissinger went to NBC after an illustrious career with the
Nixon Administration. Gerald Ford also went to work for NBC after a not-
so-illustrious career in his own administration. And now, after a brief,
headline-making stint in the Carter Administration, Bert Lance is going
to WXIA-TV, Atlanta. Apparently tired of the newsmaking side of the
media, Lance is moving to the newsbreaking side as a local television
commentator. Lance, who just paid off debts totalling $3.9 million, will
begin work February 6 at an undisclosed salary. Formerly the overdraft
king of Georgia banking, Lance says he's had "some unusual experi-
ences" which he feels qualify him for the newscaster position. And that's
the news. Goodnight, Bert.

mistreated
prisoners,
court says
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -
The European Court of Human
Rights condemned Britain yester-
day for "inhuman and degrading
treatment" of prisoners in Northern
Ireland in 1971.
But it rejected a statement by the
European Commission, the watchdog
body for the European Convention on
Human Rights, that interrogation
techniques in the troubled British
province amounted to "torture."
IRELAND LODGED the complaint
in 1971, when British forces were
using the so-called "five techniques"
to wrest information from detainees
to combat terrorist attacks by mem-
bers of the Irish Republican Army.
The "five techniques" involved
putting hoods on prisoners' heads,
subjecting detainees to continuous
noise, preventing them from sleep-
ing, making them stand for long
periods in painful positions and
depriving them of nourishment ex-
cept for occasional bread and water.
Irish officials said the court's judg-
ment was of major world importance
because it formally condemned the
interrogation methods. But British
officials expressed quiet satisfaction
that the court rejected attempts by
the Irish government to have it
endorse and broaden the commis-
sion's findings on violations of human
rights.
THE CASE was the first intergov-
ernmental incident to reach the court
since it was founded in 1959 and is
estimated to have cost the two
governments jointly about $1.8 mil-
lion.
Judge Giorgio Balladore Pallieri of
Italy, the court president, read the
judgment to a courtroom, crovrded
with journalists, including Soviet
newsmen and television crews.
Soviet journalists have followed
the case closely but it has not yet
been raised in the human rights
debate at the Belgrade conference on
European security.
Britain abolished use of the "five
techniques" in early 1972 and repeat-
ed at court hearings last year that the
interrogation procedures would nev-
er be used again. Britain also paid
compensation to victims totalling
nearly $360,000.
THE COURT of 17 European
- judges decided 13-4 that the tech-
niques did not constitute "torture." It
* said the ruling was based on a United
Nations resolution defining torture as
an "aggravated and deliberate form
of cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment or punishment."
In a dissenting opinion, Irish Judge
Philip O'Donoghue argued that tor-
ture in the modern world does not
have to take place' "in a medieval
dungeon" with "rack and thumb-
screw." He said persons can suffer
"mental" torture as well. Judges
from Greece, Cyprus and Austria
also dissented for other reasons.
British Judge SirGerald Fitzmaur-
ice disagreed with O'Donoghue. If
the "five techniques" constituted
torture, he asked, "how does one
characterize having one's finger
nails pulled out or being impaled on a
stake? Severe torture?"
The court's finding was based on
the cases of 14 men interrogated in
Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971.
Daily Official Bulletin

Thursday, January 19
DAY(CALENDAR
WUOM: Highlights. Nat'l Conf. on Smoking &
Health - panel discussion with reps. from Amer.
Cancer Assoc., Amer. Heart Assoc...0a. m.
Ctr. Japanese Studies: Susumu Nagara, Shunichi
Kato, "Japanese Language Teaching at Michigan:
Problems and Solutions," Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
noon.
Anatomy: John Reddan, Oakland U., "Control of
Cell Division in the Ocular Lens," 2747 Furstenberg,
Med. Sci. II, 4 p.m.
Geology, Mineralogy: Frank T. Manheim, U.S.
Geological Survey, "Geochemistry of Cores from the
Deep Sea Drilling Project," 4001 CC Little. 4 p.m.
Ctr. Russian, E. European Studies/Judaic
Studies/Hillel: Yaakov Ro'i, Tel Aviv U., "The
Soviet Attitude Toward the Existence of Israel,"
Lee. Rm. I, MLB, 4:10 p.m.
Int'l- Night: Austrian menu, League Cafeteria, 5-
7:15 p.m.
Social Work: Don Cahalan, U. of California, Berke-
ley, "Drinking Behavior and Alcohol Related
Problems;" 3063 Frieze, 7:30 p.m.
Vocal & Instrumental Music: Concert, Hill.8 p.m.
Men's Basketball: U-M vs. Wisconsin, Crisler, 8:05
p.m.
SLIMER PLACEMENT
3200 SA B - Phone 763-1117
ATTENTION! Announcement 414, Summer Fed.
Serv. booklets arrived. Appl. deadline Jan. 27.
Hurry!
IBM. Minnesota Summer Intern Pro.: Must have
completed soph. year in elec., mech., chem., com-
puter, physics, math engr. courses: positions very
competitive - mail resumes, appls., etc. ASAP.
Camp Tamarack, MI. Coed: Will interview Mon.,
Tues., ,Jan. 23, 24 from 9-5: all positions open now;
waterfront, arts. crafts. snorts nature. reister in

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