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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 9, 1978--Page 3



Flood accused

Postal problems
Most people have trouble with bills, but it's usually the payers, not
the collectors who have the biggest worries. But that's not the case in
Cedar Hills, Utah where city officials are up in arms because they
have plenty of bills, but no place to mail them. The problem is that the
month-old community of 37 residents doesn't have any mailboxes yet.
"It's a real problem," says Mayor Robert Nixon. "How can we mail
out our bills or get payments without boxes?" It's just a suggestion,
but perhaps they could consider reviving the Pony Express?
... bgin today with a message for writers-don't forget that today
is the last day for all Hopwood manuscripts to be turned in to the Hop-
Wood Room, 1006 Angell Hall ... at noon in the Pendleton Arts Infor-
mation Center in the Union, Susanna Payton, of the Dance Depar-
tment, will give an illustrated talk on the notation of dance ... also at
noon you can see the film The Blind: An Emerging Minority in Med.
Sciences II, 3rd floor ... and if you are aspiring to play the lead in The
Three Faces of Eve, you can go to 5208 Angell Hall, again at noon,
where Ingo Seidler will give a talk intitled "The German theatre
today"... and if you want to try for a record four places at once, send
one of your selves over to the Rackham W. Lecture Rm. where
Vladimir Frumkin will present a video tape concert entitled "Songs of
the Soviet Underground".... a scant ten minutes later it's back to the
Pendleton Arts Information Center for Wystan Stevens' lecture
"Historical Buildings of Ann Arbor".... after a short break for lunch
you'llhave to hurry to catch Ted Slate, general editor and chief
librarian of Newsweek, who will speak at 1:30 in the League. . . racing
from your 2 o'clock, you'll just have time to meet at the International
Center at 3 for a cross-country ski trip at Leslie Golf Course (rental
$3.00, transportation free) ... and if Michigan isn't cold enough for
you, head over to 1040 Samuel Trask Dana Bldg. at 3, where Hank
Noldan will discuss land management in Alaska... at 3:30 in Rm. 15,
Cooley Bldg., Anthony Lutkus from Exxon Production Research will
speak on offshore technology ... and if you enjoyed the Alaska lecture
at 3, you'll just love marie Sanderson's "Geographic Education in the
Canadian North" at 4 in Rm. 4050 LSA ... anyone who understands the
title of Elwyn Simons' lecture "Oligocene PRIMATE Faunas of
Egypt" will undoubtedly be one of two or three persons in town who
does, and should show up to hear it at 4 in Rm. 4001 C.C. Little ... and
for you literary types there will be a panel discussion entitled "Yeats
and the Politics of Culture" in the Pendleton rm. of the Union also at 4.
if frama is more your bag, then head over to the Arena Theatre of
the Frieze Bldg., where you can see two one-act plays-Hangs Over
the Head and The Informer... at 4:10 ... anyone interested in sum-
mer study abroad should meet at 7 in the International Center ... and
if you're concerned about home health care, the Washtenaw County
Comprehe sihHealth Planning council invites you to attend a talk on
the subjet at3555 N. Zeeb Rd. at 7:30... and if you ca fit.it into your
program, you might want to attend the Computer Club meeting also at.
7:30 in Rm. 4108 of the Union.-. at 7:30 hear a poetry reading by
Richard McMullen, David Fox, and david Oleshansky, at the Guild
House, 802 Monroe ... and if you still have more feee time at 7:30,
you'll want to ba at Alice Lloyd Hall for a "Symposium on Criminal
Justice" . . and while we're on the subject of symposiums at 7:30,.
don't forget the ongoing Symposium on Human rights in the USSR
AND Eastern Europe at the Rackham Amphitheatre which begins
tonight at (you guessed it) 7:30, with former underground soviet poet
Andrei Svetkoff speaking on "Freedom of Expression in the USSR,"
followed by Harry Derderian, president of the Detroit chapter of the
Armenian revolutionary Federation who will talk about human rights
and the denial thereof in armenia ... at 8 you can hear George Kish
speak on "Regionalism in contemporary Europe" in Led. Rm. 1,
MLB ... also at 8, doug Ostrom will give a lecture called "Japanese
Exports: Who's Dumping on Whom?" in the Commons rm. of Lane
Hall ... and if you're still alive after this wearying day, you can relax
at 9 and watch the play Salt of the Earth in Rm. 126 of East Quad.
On the outside
If you're thinking of leaving good old ann Arbor in favor of some
sunnier spot, don't bother. California and florida are being deluged
with rain, and the East Coast has more snow than we do. So it looks
like you'll just have to stay put and take your medicine. Today's high

will be 28, and the mercury will dip to 9 tonight.

released State Department docu-
ments show that Rep. Daniel Flood
(D-Pa.), engineered a $10-million ag-
ricultural aid package for the Ba-
hamas over the objections of foreign-
aid officials in the early 1970s.
A department official says Flood's
principal assistant at the time,
Stephen Elko, then pressed vigorous-
ly but unsuccessfully to put control of
the project in the hands of a group
formed by a friend of Flood, Nassau
lawyer F. Nigel Bowe. One State
Department memo concluded that
Bowe intended to make money on the
"THE GENESIS of this proposal
was a stay that Congressman Flood
had made in the Bahamas a few
months ago," said another memo
dated Dec. 9, 1971, by congressional
liaison officer Jean Lewis. "He
became very ill and received very
good care; to show his gratitude he
promised to help the Bahamas attain
any goal they desired."
Elko has since been convicted of
taking kickbacks, and allegedly is ac-
cusing Flood of doing the same,
which Flood denies.
Flood is under federal investiga-
tion in a separate matter that was
being handled in part by David Mar-
ston, when he was fired as U.S.
attorney in Philadelphia.
BOWE SAID in a telephone inter-
view Tuesday that Flood did not
benefit personally from the Baham-
ian aid deal. Flood's Washington
office. said Flood was snowbound at
home and unavailable for comment.
The project was nicknamed the
"Bahamian Red Meat, Project" in
State Department correspondence,

because the original idea was to pro-
mote cattle grazing on the thinly
populated island of Andros in the
Bahamas. The emphasis now is on
goats, sheep and crops, although
some cattle are still being raised.
The department on Tuesday volun-
tarily released an inch-thick packet
of internal memoranda and copies of
letters dealing with the project.
They show that the idea originated
with Flood and Bowe, and probably
never would have gotten off the
ground except for pressure from
Flood and two other high-ranking
members of the House.
Flood, himself a high-ranking
member of the House Appropriations
Committee, enlisted the aid of Rep.
Otto Passman (D-La.), and Rep.
W.R. Poage (D-Tex.). Passman then
headed the subcommittee with juris-
diction over foreign-aid money, and
Poage was head of the Agriculture
Committee, which influences over-
seas food programs.
The memoranda show that John
Hannah, then head of the Agency for
International Development, opposed
the project because the- Bahamas
were far more prosperous than other
recipients of -U.S. foreign aid in the
Caribbean, and because the islands
were not yet independent of Britain.
Hannah stated his objections in a
letter to Poage on Feb. 22, 1972.
But Flood, Passman and Poage
jointly signed a letter to Hannah
dated Feb. 29, 1972, in which they
said they wanted "to point out and
make abundantly clear" that $10
million was earmarked for the
"And we expect an immediate ac-
knowledgement," they said.
An earlier memo by Jean Lewis
quoted Elko as threatening that

o kick-=
foreign-aid appropriations "would be
stymied if this project were not
Faced with this pressure Hannah
dropped his objections and by June a
team of foreign aid experts were dis-
patched to the Bahamas to lay the,
groundwork for the project. .
The Bahamian lawyer, Bowe, was
present at one of the earliest meet-
ings on the Red Meat Project in 1971.
State Department official David
Ross wrote a memo saying he had
private conversations about the pro-
ject with Bdwe. "Bowe's interest was
purely monetary; a confirmed capit-


alist, he saw an opportunity to make
some money and played it for all it
was worth," Ross wrote. His memo
was marked "confidential."
Once the project was approved, the
man put in charge of it for the State
Department was Dr. Erven Long.
Long said in an interview Tuesday
that Elko repeatedly pressured him
to give control of the money to a
group that Bowe intended to form
the Human Resources Development
Long said Elko's pressure contin-
ued for at least 12 months, in calls
and at meetings. He quoted Elko as
saying, "We know the Bahamas
better than you do. Mr. Flood is
determined to do it this way."

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The
Minnesota governor's office is look-
ing at the idea of allowing two
employes to share a single state job,
in certain cases.
Gov. Rudy Perpich says the aim is
to reverse government policies which
he feels are unsound because they
tear families apart rather than
promote family togetherness.
In some cases, he said, a husband
and wife might share a state job,
each working half .a day and each
spending half a day with their.
The first reaction of one state
employes' union was cool, although
neither the concept nor the response
has been fully worked out.

Daily Official Bulletin
... . . X.-X

(at 7)
0Wiseman records the rites of passage by which
boys have become soldiers. Filmed at Fort
Knox, this film raises questions about racism,
machismo, patriotism and the military. 1971.
ESSENE (at9:05)
A record of daily life in on Anglican mon-
astery. The film reveals the infiltration of mod-
ern problems even in on isolated society.
* Wisemanwillspeak Sunday *
Old Arch Aud.

Thursday. February 9, 1'978
Ctr. Western European Studies: Ingo Seidler, "The
German Theatre Today," 5208 Angell, noon; George
Kish, "Regionalism in Contemporary Europe," Lee.
Rm. 1, MLB, 8 p.m.
'Natural Resources: Hank Noldan, "Land Manage-
ment Constraints in Alaska," 1040 Dana, 3 p.m.
Geography: Marie Sanderson, "Geographic
Xiucation in the Canadian Nortp," 4050 LSA, 4 p.m.
Volume LXXXVIII. No. 108
Thursday, February 9, 1978
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Geology/Mineralogy: Elwyn L. Simons, Duke-U.,
"Oligocence Primate Faunas of Egypt," 4001 CCL, 4
Guild House: Poetry Reading, Richard McMullen,
David Fox, David Oleshansky, 802 Monroe, 7:30 p.m.
3200 SAB - Phone 763-4117
Camp Chi, Wisc. Coed: Jewish Community Cen-
ters of Chicago, will interview Mon., Feb. 13 at Hillel
and on Tuesday, Feb. 14 on campus from 9-5. Open-
ings include waterskiing, sailing, music, senior staff,
campcraft, clerks. Register in person or by phone.
Camp Tamarack, MI. Coed: Will interview Wed.,
Feb. 15 from 9 to noon; Feb. 21 from 9 to 5. Openings
cover waterfront, arts/crafts, athletics, general
cabin counselors, etc.
Camp Maplehurst, MI. Coed: Will interview Wed.,
Feb. 15 from 1 to 5. Openings - waterfront,,-
ts/crafts, nature, sports, general camp openings.
Register in person or by phone.
Camp Becket/Chimney Corners, Mass. YM-
CA/YWCA: Will interview Monday, Feb. 13 from 9 to
'5. Openings include: Unit leaders, program director,
waterfront, program specialist, cabin counselors.
Register in person or by phone.

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