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Page 10-Tuesday, November 1, 1977--The Michigan Daily


Black Africans united, saysWade wanted in


a stronger military during the crisis
that country experienced as a result of
the student'uprising in Soweto.
THERE WAS a general feeling in the
front-line states, Wade said last night,
that majority rule is inevitable in each
of the three minority-ruled states.
"President Nyerere (of Tanzania)
told us that first Zimbabwe and then
Namibia would be liberated, and then
South Africa. He said it may take 20
years," she said. "And there will be a
bloody battle."
The major problem in the United
States, she said, "is we are so uneduca-
ted - we are so unaware of what is
going on in the world."
Answering a question about the Uni-

versity's involvement in South Africa
through its support of corporations with
South African holdings, Wade said:
"The University has the power to put a
lot of pressure on corporations. Let the
corporations know we don't support
apartheid. Suggest that either the corp-
oration withdraw from South Africa or
you'll close your portfolio.
President Carter and Ambassador
Andrew Young, she said, are viewed
with mixed emotionsby black Africans.
"The general feeling is that Mr. Car-
ter and Mr. Young are providing a ser-
vice by highlighting the issue of human
rights," she said. "But they are pri-
marily concerned with economic in-
vestments, and in this way they are no
better than Ford or Nixon were.''

Center for East Asian Studies
opens $6 million campaign

In an age of fluctuating federal sup-
port for academic research on non-
military subjects, several universities
across the nation find themselves
scrambling to find private funding for
programs of purely intellectual inter-
The University's East Asia Studies
Centers are getting into the race, too. A
public kickoff for a $6 million endow-
ment fund campaign to support their
activities will be announced by Presi-
dent Fleming Friday at a dinner cele-
brating the 30th anniversary of the Cen-
ter for Japanese Studies.
The beneficiaries, the centers for
Japanese and Chinese studies, are
among the nation's most prestigious
clusters for teaching and research on
East Asia. Founded in 1947, the Center
for Japanese Studies was the first of its
kind and has served as a model for
numerous other centers - including the
Center for Chinese Studies here.
The idea behind the centers has been
to combat fragmentation of knowledge
by assembling a wide range of multi-
disciplinary activities under one roof.
Their research arm, the Asian Library,
is among the four largest research
libraries for oriental materials in the
The centers have until now been run
on money supplied by the University, as
well as private contributions and gov-
ernment grants. '

BUT FEDERAL support is chancy
and fluctuates from administration to
administration, says Roy Muir, special
assistant to the LSA dean.
"The idea behind this campaign is to
provide a regular flow of funds so the
centers are not dependent on year-to-
year grants as,,they are now," says
Muir. "The program (in East Asia
studies) reflects years of building, and
we don't want to see it risked now."
The fund drive was originally initi-
ated by a $1 million gift from the-Japa-
nese government in 1973. Japan's am-
bassador to the United States, Fumiko
Togo, will be on hand to participate in
the anniversary celebration and to tour
the Japanese Center's facilities.
TO DATE, the campaign has collect-
ed $2.7 million during the private phase
of operations over the past few years.
"Money doesn't come without being
asked for, but we've had no trouble fin-
ding supporters," Muir said.
Muir expects the $6 million goal to-be
reached by 1979. As an endowment
fund, the centers are legally bound to
invest the money and spend only the in-
terest it generates, estimated at
$300,000 annually.
'"Essentially, the fund will provide
operating costs of the two centers -
above and beyond the faculty mem-
bers' salaries, which are handled by
their various departments," he said.
"Graduate training and research not
funded by tuition payments will be
taken out of the fund. Also, the fund can
be used to attract visiting professors
and to pay for publications."

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dress like other inmates in the
penitentiary, which has no dress
"NOW A GUY'S got to want to
learn about bikes," Abrams says of
the club. "Otherwise he can't be in
the shop."
The shop is a workroom in which
members are taught to fix "chop-
pers," the fancy, high-powered mo-
torcycles. The club also has the use of
an area covered with gravel on which
to ride their bikes, but they are not
permitted to ride the machines at full
It is equipped with about $50,000
worth of donated motorcycles, parts
and tools, and located in the cavern-
ous headquarters of the prison's old
'They're a strong unit,
and they have a strong
influence on the inmate
population. They've help-
ed the administration cool
things off. We even taught
one to read and write.'
-Prison Probation
Officer A. J. Murphy
THERE ARE classes in engine
repair, cycle construction, welding,
electronics and custom painting.
Spokane cycle shop owner Del
Richardson visits the bike repair
shop to offer advice and instruction.
"I'd say they're going to turn out
some pretty good mechanics," Rich-
ardson said. "And for a good mech-
anic, there's always a job."
"We even taught one guy how to
read and write," Abrams said.
"They're a strong unit, and they
have a strong influence on the in-
mate population," Murphy said.
"They've helped the administration
in cooling things off."
He said club leaders have been in-
volved with leaders of other clubs
such as a black awareness group.
"These people together form a kind
of association that keeps things level
when other inmates get out of line."


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