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r U SEE NEVS APPEN CALL )DAlY
Ron Trowbridge, superstar
It seems one of the more photogenic members of Ann Arbor City
Council has recently stepped up into the big time - at least for a few
moments. If you happened to tune into TV 2 news at 6 or 11 on Friday
or 6 on Monday, you might have seen our very own Ron Trowbridge
throwing in his two cents on the "Township 20" case during the guest
viewpoint segment of the show. In case you missed it, Trowbridge said he
thought the only fair way to resolve the controversy - whether the 20 who
voted illegally should be forced to reveal their votes - would be to void
the election and hold a new one. Look out, Eric Severaid.
Happenings*...**
start off with a pair of lectures at noon ... visiting prof Philip Hanson
will speak on "Innovation, Technology Transfer, and the Soviet Econo-
my" in the Commons Room of Lane Hall ... and University prof Alfred
Edwards will talk about "Government Programs to Assist Minority
Business: An Appraisal" at the Center for Afroamerican and African
Studies ... then at 4, immerse yourself in a lecture by Dr. Harris Ripps on
"Recycling of Synaptic Vesicle Membrane in the Photoreceptor Termin-
als of a Vertebrate Retina" (whew!) in Room 3065 Natural Science Bldg.
.also at 4, you can see Eulalie Spence's "Undertow" free of charge in
the Arena Theatre in the Frieze building ... break for dinner and then
psych up for a busy evening ... at 7, at High Point Center, 1819 South
Wagner Rd. in Ann Arbor, the Washtenaw Reading Council will meet...
there will be a banking seminar at 7 in Hale Auditorium of the Graduate
School of Business ... the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Area Mortar Board
Alumni will hold its annual busineos meeting at 7:30 at Inglis House, 2301
Highland Rd.... the Baha'i Student Association will convene at 7:30 at the
International Center ... talk about various aspects of dying at the Wesley
Foundation, State and Huron Sts., at 7:30 ... veterinarian Rick Wojcie-
howski will tell you how to care for sick or injured wildlife at, you guessed
it, 7:30 at the University Botanical Gardens ... then the Gay Christians
For Reconciliation will hold mass at the Newman Center, 331 Thompson,
at, yep, 7:30 ... at at, uh, 7:30, there will be an informal educational
program on diabetes at Community Room 'D' in Briarwood ... at 8, the
Undergraduate History Association will meet in Room 35 of Angell ...
Zolton Ferency will jaw with Ann Arbor Democratic Party members at 9
in the Michigan League ... GEO will hold a membership meeting at the
Rackham Ampitheater at 8 ... and finally, the Jung discussion group will
meet at 8 at Canterbury House, corner of Catherine and Division ... that's
all, folks.
"
On the outside. .
Ugh. Today will be partly to mostly gloomy with a chance of H20 in
the morning and early afternoon. The high will be around 50° and the low
tonight will hover around the freezing mark. Things will be just as dank
on Wednesday only colder with a chance of snow flurries. Ho-hum.

ofHEWi
WASHINGTON (AP)--The head
of the government's computerized
search for welfare cheats insisted
yesterday that his sensitive files on
millions of Americans are safe
despite a report that the computer
system fails to meet even minimum
security standards.
THOMAS Morris, inspector gen-
eral of the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare, made the
assertion after HEW Secretary Jos-
eph Califano Jr.'s office acknowledg-
ed that an investigation showed "no
unit of the department was in compli-
ance with the computer security
standards that we established for
ourselves."
Califano's acknowledgement was

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 16, 1977-Page 3
risists sensitive files safe

contained in a letter signed for him
by his undersecretary on Nov. 7, two
days before he assured reporters at a
news conference that privacy rights
were being carefully guarded in
Project Match, the department's
nationwide hunt for government em-
ployees on welfare.
MORRIS' OFFICE has obtained
the personnel files of about 2.8
million government employees and is
comparing them with state welfare
rolls.
Privacy experts have expressed
concern in recent weeks that the
sensitive files could fall into the
wrong hands, possibly subjecting
innocent employees to harassment,

embarassment or actual harm.
Those concerned were amplified
over the weekend with the disclosure
of a special internal task force report
that found "systems security in HEW
was far from meeting minimum
acceptable standards."
REP. RICHARDSON Preyer, (D-
N.C.), who heads the House subcom-
mittee on government information
and individual rights, called the
findings "disquieting" and ordered
an immediate review of security
systems in other major agencies.
Asked about the implications of the
task force findings for Project
Match, Morris issued a statement
saying: "Computer tapes and re-
cords being used in Project Match

are supject to a virtually unique
security system designed to fully
protect the privacy of individuals."
A SPOKESPERSON for Morris
said he did not know which of HEW's
many computer systems were being
used for Project Match.
Califano announced last week that
Project Match had so far made 26,334
"raw computer matches of present
and recently employed federal work-
ers" whose names appear to be
carried'on state welfare rolls.
The so-called raw matches, how-
ever may not be indicative of the
number of federal workers allegedly
defrauding the welfare system. A
pilot study run in Washington found
that about 35 per cent of the raw
matches resulted from computer
error, andanother 20 per cent were
legitimately receiving welfare bene-
fits, although some were being
overpaid.
Califano said at least 27 per cent of
the raw matches in the District were
wrongly receiving welfare checks.
Daily Official Bulletin
Wednesday, November 16, 1977
DAY CALENDAR
Statistics: Anant Kshirsagar, "Uniformly Better
Estimates of Treatment Contracts in One and Two
Way Designs," 451 Mason Hall, 4 p.m.
Physics/Astronomy: G. Garvey, Argonne National
Lab., "Are There Any First Class Experiments on
Second Class Currents?", 296 Dennison, 4 p.m.

BIKO INQUEST UNDERWAY:

Testimony alleges govt
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP)-- was transferred from Port Elizabeth.
Black consciousness leader Steve The official autopsy, presented
Biko planned to create a United Monday on the first day of the
Revolutionary Front aimed at the inquest, said he died of head injuries.
violent overthrow of South Africa's Biko was the 21st black to die in
white government, a security police police custody in 18 months. His
officer testified yesterday at an death caused an international up-
inquest into Biko's prison death. roar.
The Biko family attorney, Sidney SNYMAN WHO headed the five-
Kentridge, labeled the accusations a man police team 'that interrogated
smear campaign and sought to block Biko on Sept. 7, said Biko was not
introduction of evidence allegedly assaulted. He said Biko fell and his
supporting the charges. head struck a wall during the struggle
MAJ. HAROLD SNYMAN of the with police.
Port Elizabeth security police said However, after more than two
that Biko went berserk when police hours of interrogation by Kentridge,
confronted him with the charges Synman admitted it was possible that
during interrogation and there was a Biko did not hit his head against the
violent struggle to subdue him. wall. He said he did not actually see
Biko, a founder of the Black Biko's head strike the wall.
Consciousness Movement in South His testimony cLaiming that Biko
Africa, died in security police cus- sought violent overthrow of the South
tody on Sept. 12 in Pretoria, where he

overthrow,
African government followed an
attempt by police counsel P. R. Van
Rooyen to introduce 10 affadavits by
alleged asccomplices of Biko pur-
porting to show his involvement in
revolutionary movement.
KENTRIDGE OBJECTED and
Magistrate M. J. Prins ruled the
statements could not be introduced
because they were dated after Biko's
death.

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