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Punday, October 19, 1975 '


Page Five

Sunday, October 19, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Pae iv








uncertainty a
Jent, isolated

nd fear


By ROBERT MILLER The moon was bright that world. They do not trust the out- the Japanese countryside. The and stepped into Hiroshima.
'W HAT DO AMERICANS do night and lit the clouds which side world, (perhaps with good Shinkansen, Japan's fastest rail The Youth Hostel in Hiroshima
with soy beans, anyway?" were being tossed about by the reason, and they are certain line and its pride and joy was was modern and the people who
he man on my right asked in a 'strong August breeze. I thought that no foreigner will ever really efficient, yes, but I had not been worked there as unconsciously
oice filled with anger and dis- of Ann Arbor and wanted to understand Japan. able to get a seat in three racist as most Japanese. In
ust. I tried to describe my come back. "Why do the Ameri- A Japanese best-seller last months. As usual I stood be- good Japanese I asked for a
oommates soybean pies but cans call Japanese economic ! year revealed the nation's psy- tween two cars, reading George room only to hear the two wo-
he Chinese man, fluent in Jap- animals", the soybean dealer chological insecurities stemming Eliot. men say, "Wouldn't it be better
nese and English, was not in- asked. "Asians eat rice and : from its isolation. In the wake In the distance stood a row of to put him with the other for-
crested in a response. "Asians vegetables but Americans eat of an earthquake which threat- small houses with broad eigners?. I was about to say
rat soybeans and Americans meat. It is very unfair, I think." ens to destroy the four islands thatched roofs. Two farmers, an that I did nt come to Japan in
ive it to pigs." He laughed THE JAPANESE WERE still of Japan, an appeal is made to elderly husband and wife, were not to. As I walked toward my
neasily, having learned long quite upset by the "soybean the United Nations for help, but planting rice by hand in the room I saw an American wear-
go the position of Asia in the...................................... ..................i...,..,.... Ing a funny looking kimono and
vorld economy...........................................r..................:...>.................drinking a Coke. "Would it be r ::"::>...
rorl ecoomy-drinking a Coke. "Would it be
I looked out the bus window 'Japanese students said that "Americans are prejudiced against incorrect to say that you might
ying to find the full moon be- . be thought of as an absolute
mnd the cloudy Tokyo sky. The blacks, and discriminate against women. They put Japanese in fool?", I said in Japanese.
usinessman and myself were prisons and massacred the Indians."' 1N SOME ways Westerners are
iking the midnight express the "Niggers of Japan". If
'om Tokyo to Kyoto. Across ..."..:..... . . ".":...:..ir:.: ..:"I the Jews are the "chosen peo-
-om our seats a college stu- scare" of 1973. In that year the j no country' is willing to rescue water filled fields. Their backs ple" the Japanese are the "pure
ent turned on his stereo which American government surpris-,the Japanese from their plight. were curved and they moved pa people", Westerners being too
e meticulously placed on top ed the Japanese when it sud.1 Economically, Japan is just tiently along the long straight "dirty to live in the same uni-
E the luggage rack. After pull- denly announced that it would as isolated and even more fra- rows. In the background the sun verse. However, Japanese be-
ig out the earphones, he set- not sell soybeans abroad. This gile. Over ninety per cent of her was setting above the small lieve most Westerners enjoy be-
ed back in his seat. reminded the Japanese of their energy is imported and there is mountain. ing.dirty, and do not com-
"You speak very nice Japa- dependency upon imported a growing dependency upon im- The red sun, pale blue sky, Tat.
ese," the Chinese gentlemen foodstuffs and more important- ported foodstuffs. Japan as a and green mountain were re- stten from ok Uo some
aid in refined English. "I just ly, of the insensitivity of their nation is suffering dislocations flected in the clear water of "Amernsr
"nt my daughter to California, American friends. similar to those of American the field. My western face are prejudiced
ut I don't have the time to cities; over-population, pollu- looked back from the train win- against blacks, and discrimin-
-avel myself," he added. I JAPANESE are self-conscious- tion, and a deteriorating tax dow - poetic rural scenes and ate against women. They put
eclined in my seat, wondering ly aware of their country base, and like New York City, the inside of a train. the Japanese in prisons during
hy people complimented my! an "island nation," separated theydo not know where to turn When the train stopped, I di war atnd massacred the In-
apanese and then spoke to me both economically and psychol- for help. dians" thessads.
English. ogically from much of the ij STARED out the window at disembark, picked up my pack BUT AFTER ALL is said and:
done it still remains un-,
clear why the bomb was drop-'
r ped. I tried to explain to my
j f / n IJapanese friends the explana-
he struggle or success in the realm tins I had received in colleg.
The war was costly and Amer-
ca wanted to end it quickly.
) [ /n r or fr u1/ p nd jZ li U"obably t haa kn
more lives, Japanese and
(Continued from Page 3) though jazz has become a loose the kind of music he would like, they like to listen. They don't American, than the bombs did, I
UT THERE ARE other good term lately, it's an unusual' and he's compromised in an- icome just to pass the time. i en saved. Besides, the fire-
musicians in Ann Arbor who number for a small town. But other way, by playing for the I Sometimes there are only six bomb attacks on Tokyo cost at
aven't even made the local the campus, the concentration; dinner theatre located at Mercy people there and if they are in- least one-hundredkthousand
rcuit. Ron Brooks, the bass of music - oriented people, the College in Detroit. terested in our music I'd rather lisb
ar f. ..t .lr ck .,df l f*: +,,:. anrfh mofhe l aiTt' tii i c " Anit es, h id t-so the atomic bomb was

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome:

An appeal for peace

not that much worse."
My friends remained uncon-
vinced. "Japan was maketara-
shii, (doomed to defeat) , and
the government would certainly
have surrendered as soon as the
Russians declared war. Don't
you think that there is a connec-
tion between the horrible way
the war was ended and the way
in which the U.S. war was
fought in Vietnam?

For HOBBIT-lovers
Everyone who has read and enjoyed J. R. R. Tolkien's
immensely popular Hobbit and Lord of the Rings will
treasure this masterful study of his total work. Randel
Helms links Tolkien's scholarlyato his imaginative writ-
ings, explains the great appeal of Tolkien's unusual
heroic theme-the renunciation of power, and explores
the whole ciallery of fabulous mythological Tolkien char-

Robert Miller is a member
the Daily's Editorial Staff.


payer ror oca jazz group mix- %u ianu roa D oom oi t Late ILs J Jus pi music, ne sai ,
d bag, said that there would sixties, the Blues and Jazz fes- shrugging his shoulders. "But
robably be as many groups as tival, have given Ann Arbor I'd rather do that than do timeE
ere were gigs in Ann Arbor. a reputation for being a blues, in a bar just so people can
If you get agig, you've got a and jazz center in the Mid- dance and pick each other up.,
nd," he said over a cup of West. Ron explained that he is I'm trying to make some money
ffee in Drakes Sandwich trying to uphold and expand in Detroit so I can eventually
op. "There's a tremendous that image. put all my time into playing
pount of competition for a S FAR, PROGRESS has been jazz."
pnall number of jobs around slow. A few bars have giv- Ann Arbor Experimental Jazz
ere." en a go-ahead to jazz musicians, is not willing to compromnise
Mixed Bag doesn't have to but club owners still don't trust their music to reach a certain
rorry about competing on a jazz to pull in and keep a cli- audience, to sell to the massj
ical level any more. They've ental. It's still a shaky busi- public, though Andy said "com-I
nded a regular Friday and ness. promise occurs on all different
turday night gigs at the Loma "Jazz demands more atten- levels. Our music tends to be
inda restaurant on Broadway tion. The listener has to put pretty heavy, but we won't
- the ambition of most Ann Ar- forth an effort, and you have change it to get people to lis-
or musicians. Ron Brooks has . to acquire a taste for it," said 'ten to us."
een involved in the jazz com- Andy Drellis, another jazz mu- Andy's group, like Mixed
iunity since the early sixties, sician. "You have to learn to Bag, has a regular local gig
nd is described by those who like it. But that's been a prob- at the Golden Falcon, but they
now as an "established hon- lem with jazz 'since time im- play early in the week. The
io", and a "very fine mu- mortal." Falcon is a classier bar and not
cian". Ron is trying to ex Andy plays nine instruments as much of a student hang out
nd the jazz level in Ann Ar- '-all the saxophones and just? as the Blind Pig or other bars.
r, and maintains that he has about every other woodwind .But Andy thinks he's pretty
rsuaded a few club owners to His band, the Ann Arbor Ex-'lucky to have that job.
en their doors to jazz players, perimental Jazz, sticks to more, "I HAVE NO right to com-
Ron estimates that there are of a pure jazz form, using im- plain," he said. "The peo-
robably a few hundred jazz provisations and solos. Andy ple who come and the people
iusicians in the area, and doesn't make a living playing ' who stay are there because

naQve than1j1 inan a Hundricred whoVlf

couldn't care less." acters to show how they won the love and respect of an
entire generation of readers.
BUT NEXT WEEK Andy will STUDENTS dHelms explains all, in terms nonscholars can under-
sit behind a screen at S UUENT don"t h ve stand."-San Francisco Chronicle
Mercy College and play a kind
of assembly line music to the to be SHEEP ... TOLKIEN'S WORLD
accompaniment of chatter andTS
clattering dinner dishes. He You can make a difference by RANDEL HELMS
won't commercialize his own $3.95 paper, now at your bookstore
creati t but he icalfor a SGC will be interviewing for the follow- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
chine so he can continue to ing student positions on SACUA com- 2 Park Street, Boston 02107
play his jazz. He wants to make mittees:
music, not money on the local
circuit, and he envisions a dif- ST E A N
ferent kind of circuit, away * STATE RELATIONS vv I
from the bars, the recording 0 CIVIL LIBERTIES BOARD
Sindustry, the big commercial
circuits. Music for him is an in-; * ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:
timate form of communication, yr
and should remain in intimate 0 RESEARCH POLICIES n
atmospheres where communica- (Grad Students)'
tion is at a height. 'It would be #TEP0 14
musice if each place had its own INTERVIEWS for these committees will be held
need for them,rwhere each in- TUES. AND WED., OCT. 21 AND 22. Need
dividual community had its mu- mor information? Stop by SGC Offices, 3rd
sici was alw residence, hcre floor Union; sign up for an interview and pickI}
sake, where music is an ex up on application.4
alted art."'- ..--- t
216 W. HURON ST., ANN ARBOR, MICH. 48108 Telephone: 995-9200 By DION BOUCICAULT
OUR STORY An Authentic Melodrama
ThtaldeeFB3a.thtikstore materialized while selling Beef and Cheese for the National Farmer's
Oraizton ih tm w er elig u o rfigrte rukatte Farme' Mrke OCTO BER 23, 24, 25 8 :00 P.N.+
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whole Carcuss Ground Beef-The steaks, roasts, chops, etc. are all ground together giving you aE Q AIU
very good tasting ground beef. The fat content is less than 20% and there is no cereal or water
of any kind added. The same holds true for our Pork Sausage, only it's less than 25% fat. All
of our meat products are aged one week to give them a better flavor. The Beef is a top grade:
$1.05 lb. I/ j
Everyday we will be offering steaks fT-bOne, Porterhouse, Sirloin and Ribeye) and Pnoasts ~ 4 4
(Rolled Rump and Sirloin Tip). We are offering your favorite fruits and vegetables at very good
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economy packages; cutting down on costs of cutting, wrapping, weighing and transporting.
Live Main Loster, $4.00 lb. We wholesale them too! W E E HO~USE RECO ~RD
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th Avenue adult book store:
efuge for the frustrtedman
(Continued from Page 3) anymore, but he remains sym- 'communicating sexually and in.
now her.' Face it, what a lot pathetic to the customers in- general. And this is just a way
f these people need is just terests. "A lot of the people for them to relieve, their ten-
lain love." who come in here have trouble sions."
pretend to be a crusader
r first amendment freedoms,
wight staunchly defends- the 19 WOULD SERIES
ght of people to read what-
d lanky, he speaks of his mer- PCTO N
andise in matter-of-fact tones ROCTOR & BERGMAN
much as if he were selling C
cuum cleaners or men's OF THE
its. After nearly 10 years in FIR ESIGN THEATER
porn business - the past six
the Adult News - he finds
men with clothes on "much ' fr ' F
re interesting" than the
refully posed, 8" x 11" nudes. f
pt despite his lack of enthu-
asm for the hard core stuff,
regards his customers sexual
edilections quite seriously. "I.
e this as a legitimate busi-
ss, just like any other. We're 8:00 P.M., OCT. 27-POWER CENTER
ying to satisfy a demand for a Reserved Seats-$2.50, $3.00 at door
rtain type of product." THE AWARD WINNING
hris, the store's manager for NAtN
p past year and a half, re- trona I M rionette Theater
cts much the same attitude
points to the store's brisk
iness as evidence of com- I
nity acceptance of their
de. The types of things we
,ll here can be beneficial.
ey help some people achieve
mething of a substitute for a ;
)rmal sex life," he explains.
im and dark-haired with a
ishy mustache, Chris says r.

%tl1 You Can Eat"
includes unlimited trips to our famous salad bar, choice of potato
or vegetable and loaves of hot home baked bread.
ADULTS . . . . . . .$3.25
CHILDREN (under 12) . . . $1.75
Served Sunday Noon 'Til 8 P.M.-Monday 5 P.M.-11 P.M.

Monday, Oct. 20th-8:O p.m.


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