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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 11, 1977-Page 9,
Heavens ir

governors scurry

for better vol

CONCORD, N.H. (AP)-Republican
governors announced yesterday the
theme of their campgain to increase
their waning numbers-states' rights
versus the federal government.
I cally, it's the same theme used by
mocrat Jimmy Carter in winning the
pesidency.
v. Robert Bennett of Kansas, chair-
an of the Republican Governors
sociation, told GOP office-holders
a d candidates at the opening session of
i group's two-day annual meeting
hire yesterday that states' rights is the
i ue of the future.
e.
Antiw ar
win peace
priz e
(Continued from Page 1).
International has promoted since its
inception in 1961."
THE ORGANIZATION appealed to
thie public everywhere to sign its peti-
tion -to every government and the
United Nations seeking the release of
prisoners who do not advocate vio
lence and who are imprisoned for
their religious beliefs, race or lan-
guage. .
Williams told reporters in London:
"We've only been going 14 months
ahd 9ther people have been going for
years. But I know how hard we
worked and perhaps after all we have
earned it."
Moved to tears by the news,
Corrigan said in Belfast: "I accept
the prize on behalf of everyone
throughout the world who works and
longs for peace and the many people
who have suffere and have been
jailed in the interests of promoting
peace."
THE PRIZES are worth $141,600 to
Williams and Corrigan, and $145,000
to Amnesty International.
Amnesty was the 10th organization
to wntepaep
co e1 alled the yeaR
dedicated to prisoners of con-
science."
s''The organization, it said, "has
given practical, humanitarian and
unpartial support to people impris-
oned because of their racial, reli-
gious or political beliefs."
AMNESTY WAS founded in 1961 by
British attorney Peter Benenson.
Sean MacBride of Ireland, a former
peace prize winner, once served as
its chairman. It claims to be the
world's largest human rights organi-
zation, with about 100,000 members
in 78 countries, a budget of $1.5
million and: a file of 4,000 current
cases.
The organization attempts to win
freedom . for political prisoners
through publicity and lobbying,
sends ,them packages and letters,
cares for their families, and hires
lawyers and keep watch on their
court cases.
The Nobel committee cited the
Ulster women's "initiative to end the
violecOe which has marked the
unfortunate disintegration in North-
ern Ireland, and which has cost so
many lives.

"IF THERE is a hope for sanity in
government, it lies with the governors
and with the individual states, and not
with the Congress and certainly, under
current circumstances, not with the
White House;" Bennett said. "We meet
at a time when states rights are
seriously questioned at the national
level."
Five of the nation's 12 Republican
governors attended the opening session:
of the meeting, at which strategies for
capturing state house jobs throughout
the nation and reversing the trend of
GOP losses in past elections were
discussed. Twenty-six candidates or
prospective candidates from 16 states
also were present.
Carter used as a campaing theme the
issue of a federal government grown
too large and a bureaucracy too com-
plex to serve the people.

~er app
HE SAID he would reorganize and
streamline the federal government to
make it more responsive. Since taking
office, he obtained passage of
legislation allowing. him to make.
reorganization proposals for individual
branches of government. He already
has proposed an executive branch
reorganization plan, and others are,
being prepared.
Gov. James Thomson of Illinois, one.
of the few Republicans to win important
elections last year and chief executive
of a state where Democrats outnumber
Republicans nearly 2-1, echoed Ben-
nett's call for reviving the old
Democratic battle cry of states' rights.
He said GOP candidates may have to.
step outside their own party image in
order to win, and he advised candidates'
to "watch partisanship, watch it very
closely.

eal
"A CANDIDATE has to build special
bonds outside the party, between him-
self and the electorate," Thomson said.
"When you go at the Democrats and the
Democratic philosophy, you risk
alienating the very people whose sup-
port you want."
Democrats have been winning elec-
tions by using the Republican themes of
less government and fewer taxes and
making them appear more meaningful
to voters, Thomson said. He urge GOP
candidates to talk about the importance
of jobs and the effect inflation has on
workers' paychecks or retirees' Social
Security checks.
"Don't worry about sticking to one
rigid; solid Republican doctrine,
because you will find there is none,"
said Thomson, urgining. candidates to
interpret Republican principles based
on the needs of their states.

on Angc
0 12 (continued from Pa k 1)
a museum, the Angell Hall facilities
will be open to public viewing.
THE ITINERARY for each Friday
night also includes a short talk and
film. Oct. 13, associate professor of as-
tronomy Guenther Elste will be speak-
ing, and the film Universe will be
shown. Astronaut Robert Fesen and
Stars & Star Systems will be featured
Oct. 20, and the series will close with
Alan Koski and Cosmic Form Oct. 27.
TAs at the University also spend a lot
of time analyzing data from the Univer-
sity's facilities at Cerro Tololo in Chile
and Kitt Peak, Arizona. Much of the.
work concerns strange space
phenomena such as the ubiquitous qua-
sar (a radio-emitting point in space) or
the Seyfert galaxies (in which explo-
sions and other activities are continu-
ally going on).

"WE REALLY don't know mue.i
about quasars," says graduate student
and TA Bill Blair. "So there's import-
ant work being done here. But if you
spend that much time involved in one
thing you're bound to be a little crazy."
Crazy is the word. Witness the kind of
leisure activities the astronomy peoO
indulge themselves in: the record (-
riding a bike through the 10th floor hayts
of the Dennison Building is 12.54 secon-
ds. For running up all 20 flights of.
stazirs, while touching every step:"4
seconds fla..-
Still, despite all the hazards 'of
becoming starstuck - or of taking the
universe for granted -, can astron-
omers still experience the sense of won-
der that creeps into the rest of us at our
first glimpse of stellar beauty?
"Sure," Blair answers. "Very much
so. It's awfully easy to become immune
to what you're looking at, but when you
stop to think about it all -- it's amaz-
ing!"

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