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C'mon, we were there, too
The University Record Monday called last week's LSA faculty
meeting a "packed house" and said that the faculty were "out in full
force." Now, attendance was certainly up from last month's meeting
which was canceled for lack of people showing up, but 150 professors
hardly pack Auditorium A and considering that there are 1200 profs
the number that made it is hardly "full force."
Boogie for St. Jude
The good folks from Sigma Nu Fraternity are staging a 30 hour dan-
ce marathon to raise funds for St. Judes Childrens Hospital. The event
kicks off tonight and runs well into tomorrow night. If you think you
have the endurance to last 30 hours moving on your feet, get in touch
with the organizers at 761-3127. Or, you can simply show up to gawk,
taunt or pity the contestants. Prizes are being given as well.
Samoff support builds
LS&A Student Government is planning to add its voice to the defense
of Joel Samoff. At a meeting Wednesday night Council member
Rachel Rosenthal said the efforts to deny Samoff tenure were "clearly
another case where teaching isn't given priority." LSA-SG plans to
meet informally with Samoff and later bring the matter up with the
LSA Executive Committee.
LSA candidates, where are you?
The hour is drawing near. Your last chance is about to pass you by.
Opportunity is knocking. For those of you in LS&A or Rackham who
want to "get involved" you have only until next Friday, March 31 at 5
p.m. to file as a candidate for your college's student government.
Don't delay now and regret later.
'U' prof takes prize
Hats off to Education Prof. Carl Berger. The Michigan Science
Teachers Association has named Berger "Science Educator of the
Year" for his efforts in the area of science teaching. He presently
works as environmental education consultant for the Defense Depar-
tment's European school system. .
... get started at 10 a.m. with a talk show featuring Second Ward
City Council candidate Earl Green on WIQB/FM. . . Then at the noon
hour, Guild House and the Vietnam Teach-in sponsor a luncheon with
new left luminary Al Haber on The Movement Today and
Tomorrow.. . Also at noon, the Engin school presents the film Low
Reynolds Number Flows in room 229 West Engineering
Bldg.... Then at 12:10 p.m., the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story Ber-
nice Bobs Her Hair will be presented in Schorling Aud., School of
Education . .. from 12:30 to 2 p.m., the First United Methodist Church
holds a Good Friday Worship Service. First Methodist is at the corner
of State and Huron. . . Then at 3, there will be a presentation on Bon-
sai: Live Trees in the International Center lounge, followed by a coffee
hour.. . Also at 3, Sigma Chi holds a happy hour at 548S. State. . . At
3:45, a Nuclear Seminar kicks off in room 165 Chrysler Center, spon-
sored by the College of Engineering. . .And at 5 p.m., the Michigan
Coalition to End Government Spying presents guest speaker Mary
Davodoff, who will talk on his suit against the FBI for release of
files . . Then at 6 p.m., the Sigma Nu Dance Marathon for St. Jude's
Children's Hospital starts in the Union Ballroom. . . and finally at 8
p.m., St. Mary's Student Chapel presents Heinrich Schutz' St. Mat-
thew's Passion as part of its holy week celebration./
On the Outside ...
If you liked yesterday, you'll probably like today even better. It
will be sunny and cool, with a high of 440. Winter will make a farewell
appearance tonight, with a low of 240, but fear not, Saturday will be
The Michigan Daily-Friday, march 24, 1978-Page 3,
Judicial election reform sought
By AMY SALTZMAN
Questioning the "non-partisan"
nature of judicial elections, a diverse
coalition is pushing a petition to place
on the November 1978 ballot a con-
stitutional amendment changing the
way some state judges are selected.
Some of the groups supporting this ef-
fort include the League of Women
Voters, the Farm Bureau and Common
UNDER THE present system
Supreme Court and Appeals judges
must seek nomination on a partisan
basis in order to run on a so-called
Backers of the plan feel there are
serious problems with this present
"The lack of an impartial screening
mechanism under such a system,
allows for any candidate with a
familiar name, a large campaign fund
or an appealing profile to win an elec-
tion over a candidate with possibly
more ability," according to Charlotte
Copp, the state president of the League
of Women Voters.
"VOTERS HAVE a hard time
making an intelligent selection on
judges," adds Copp. "A judge can't run
The merit selection system is curren-
tly in use in 26 other states.
Michigan's proposed merit system
calls for prospective candidates to be
screened by a nine member non-
Supreme Court would select one of the
three by lot. Within two years of appoin-
tment the judge would stand public
election, running on the basis of his
According to Archie Lewis, the
executive director of the campaign,
"The idea started about a year ago
'The lack of an impartial screening
mechanism under such a system, allows
for any candidate with a familiar name,
a large campaign fund or an appealing
profile to win an election over a can-
didate with possibly more ability.'
- Charlotte Copp, state president,
League of Woman Voters
made in the past to change the judge
selection process. In 1968, for instance,
the League of Woman Voters supported
a petition drive, which failed to gets
"THE LEAGUE is very tenacious,"
states Charlotte Copp, "since 1963 we
have supported merit selection of,
The primary opposition to the cam
paign has come from the Democratic;
party. "We are officially in oppositiort
to the proposal," says Morley
Winograd, .the chairman of the
Michigan Democratic Party. "We are
in favor, however, of trying to improve.
the current system."
According to Bill Sederburgh, thie
Republican Chairman of Ingham Count
ty and the Executive Director of "tbe,
House Republican Office, "We have note
as a caucus taken a position in the
House, but the great majority of thd
Republicans support it."
The major concern of the campaign
right now is circulating the petition and
obtaining the 266,000 signatures needed
by July 6 to get the amendment on the
"The organizational work is done,
states James Maunders, the public
relations man for the campaign who
has also become personally involved in
the cause. "Now it is time for the foot-
soldiers getting the signatures to take
partisan commission who would
propose three names to the Governor.
The governor must then appoint one
of these three within 30 days, otherwise
the chief justice of the Michigan
because people were upset about the
problems involved in judicial selection
in the 1976 campaign."
Similar efforts have, however, been
Italian Reds call police inept
ROME (AP) - The Communist Par-
ty charged yesterday that investigators
have shown "clamorous instances of
incapacity and irresponsibility" in
their efforts to track down the kidnap-
pers of former Premier Aldo Moro.
In the first open criticism by the
Communists on the handling of the
case, the party's weekly organ
Rinascita said investigators were
"groping in the dark" as the nation-
wide hunt by thousands of police and
soldiers appeared to have made little
T HE COMMUNISTS have been
restrained since they now formally
support the government. The day of
Moro's abduction on a Rome street last
week was the same day the Com-
munists joined the parliamentary
majority with Moro's Christian
Democrats and three other parties.
It was the first time in 31 years the
Communists have been a part of the
majority in Parliamentary. Under the
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LXXXVII, No. 1:37
Friday, March 24, 1978
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Old quarries which were active up un-
til 1813 lie beneath the streets of Paris.
It is estimated that six million people
have been buried there.
pact worked out by Communist' and
Christian Democratic leaders, the
Communists hold no cabinet posts, but
the arrangement marked a significant
step in their drive for power.
In one police fumble, officials admit-
ted they circulated composite photos of
two men wanted in the case when the
men already were in prison. A pr-
osecutor said the Interior Ministry's
computer had not been programmed
POLICE IN Milan are holding four
leftist extremists caught in the search
launched after the Red Brigades,
Italy's most feared terrorist group,
seized Moro and killed his five police
bodyguards. But officials conceded the
arrests are unlikely to shed much light
on the Moro case.
Police also were investigating repor-
. ts from a witness who claimed to have
seen Prosperi Gallinari, one of the
founders of the Red Brigades, in the
area the day of the kidnapping. The
Milan daily Corriere della Sera said the
witness claimed Gallinari was driving
the same stolen car used in the Moro
kidnapping and appeared to have
rehearsed the ambush.
As the investigation dragged on
without a break, Italians were begin-
ning to get the impression that the
secretive attitude of authorities con-
VISITORS TO ROME get the im-
pression of a city under siege, with
roadblocks manned by police and
soldiers with submachine guns.
Last Saturday the Red Brigades
issued a communique saying the 61-
year-old Moro would be tried by a
"people's tribunal" for his role in what
they described as Italy's reactionary
state. They have been silent since.
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Daily Official Bulletin
Friday, March 24, 1978
Guild House: 50 soup and sandwich luncheon, Al
Haber, "The Movement Today and Tomorrow," 802
CTR. SSEAS/Prog. Studies in Religion: Ngawang
Thobdup, Western Michigan U., "Life in Tibet and in
the Refugee Camps of India," Commons room, Lane
Ctr. SSEAS: Alton L. Becker, "Observations on
Malay Literature," 200 Lane, 3 p.m.
Philosophy: Joshua Cohen, MIT, "On Rawls' 'A
Theory of Justice," 429 Mason, 3:30 p.m.
Museum of Art: "Chicago, the City and its Artists
1945-1978," Aud. D., Angell 3 p.m.; Tappen Hall, 7:30
Iroquois Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI: A beautiful
place to spend the summer. Openings for
waiters/waitresses, porter, bartender,
housekeeping, manage bike shop, front desk clerk.
Pick up apps. at Summer Placement.
Rimland Schools for Autistic Children, Ill.:
Openings for counselors for adolescents and young
adults. Complete details available.
Greenfield Village/Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI:
Openings for food attendants, security helperssales
clerks, ground maintenance, transportation atten-
dants and craft demonstrators. Further details
Greater Lansing Legal Aid Bureau, Lansing, MI:
Opening for student who has completed two years of
law school. Details available.
Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, MI: Excellent opening for
medical students who have completed sophomore or
junior year by this summer. Details available.
Forest Service, Southern Region: Positions are
GS-3, GS-4 and GS-5, GS-7 level. Complete details
available. Application deadline April 10.
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