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Eighty-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Saturday, January 24, 1976

News Phone: 764-0552

A ll-ou
By RICHARD BOYLE
SOUTH ARMAGH, Northern
Ireland (PNS) - To the be-
leaguered British soldier sta-
tioned here, this land of gentle,
sloping hills, swept by black
storms from the Irish sea, is
"bandit country."
Here, just north of the border
with the Irish Republic, nine.
British soldiers - three times
the total for the rest of the
country-have died since North-
ern Ireland's shaky ceasefire

war

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began on Feb. 10, 1975. Huddled
in their barricaded outposts,
supplied solely by helicopter,
the British emerge only for
armed reconnaissance missions
from which they may never re-
turn.
TO A VETERAN witness of
the Vietnam war, the signs are
unmistakable: Northern Ireland
has gone beyond a state of civil
strife. It is on the verge of
all-out-war - Europe's first full-
scale military confrontation in
30 years.

looms
Last November, a four-man
patrol of Royal Fusiliers was
annihilated as they shivered on
a bleak hillside deep in bandit
country, waiting for their heli-
copter pickup. A Provo com-
mando team - soldiers of the
Provisional Irish Republican
Army - surrounded them and
ordered them to throw down
their weapons. The British open-
ed fire, but got off only 17
rounds before they were all cut
down: three killed and one criti-
cally. wounded.
The incident prompted cries

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Letters to Th

SGC suit
To The Daily:
This letter concerns the Daily
article of January 22 entitled
"SGC dismantled; replaced by
MSA" which reported the re-
sults of the Central Student
Judiciary suit in which I was
the complainant. Debra Good-
man, former SGC President,
was quoted as calling my action
in bringing the suit "irrespon-
sible and destructive." My ir-
responsible action was bringing
suit over what I felt were vio-
lations of the law by SGC. The
Central Student Judiciary unani-
mously ruled that I was cor-
rect and found SGC to be in
violation. Is it irresponsible to
point out the law and to see
that the student government
follows its constitution? The de-
structive act was forcing SGC
to implement constitutional
amendments that the students
passed. Istit destructive to im-
plement the will of the stu-
dents?
If I am, in fact, "irresponsi-
ble and destructive," it is a
distinction that I wear with
pride.
Irving Freeman
January 23, 1976
Housing woes
To The Daily:
Contrary to what Ms. Cathy
'Reutter (Non-U Housing, a Be-
ginner's Primer) may lead one
to believe, there is no such
thing as "good, cheap housing"

in this city.
I've spent five years in this
town, have lived in eight dif-
ferent places, and am still
searching for a decent home.
I've given, up, just like many
other tenants in Ann Arbor, who
all know by now that renting
in this city stinks.
Martin Porter
VISTA Housing Reform
Project/Student
Legal Aid
January 23, 1976
Sins of sex
To The Daily:
RE "SINS OF SEX" in "To-
day" for January 16, 1976: Why
the ridicule and indignation? Is
Pope Paul VI supposed to ig-
nore the crystal-clear teachings
of his Apostolic namesake?
Please note 1 Corinthians 6:
9-19 (fornication condemned),
Romans 1: 24-27 (homosexuality
condemned as a sin against na-
ture), and Galatians 5: 16-21
(adultery condemned). Our Lord
Himself qualified His forgive-
ness of the woman taken in
adultery with "Go, and sin no
more." ((John 8: 11)
I am not a Catholic, but I
applaudathe Pope's action. It
is an act of courage,, not of
repression. It is most easy to
surrender to the sweep of fash-
ionable opinion: One is hailed
as "enlightened" and "far-see-
ing" by all who rush with him
into the soul-destroying, sugar-

)a~l/v
coated debauchery and social
chaos which seem inevitably to
accompany sexual license. This
is not, however, a role for the
compassionate Shepherd who
loves the people in his flock
and wishes to help them master
themselves, find true greatness
of soul, and find the clean, guilt-
less joy which accompanies sex-
ual union sanctioned by the
Lord in the holdtact of marital
commitment.
SEX IS AN AWESOME power.
Its exercise leads to what Ash-
ley Montague has called "the
most delicate, the most sensi-
tive of human relationships."
Which is also, of course, po-
tentially the most devastating
of human relationships. This
relationship deserves the solemn
interpersonal commitment which
the Lord has required of those
who wonld enter into it. All
who abuse this power will just-
ly be called to account be-
fore the Master of Creation
and Author of Life, who gave
it to us that we might share
in His Work and His Glory-
and His Enternal Joy.
Gregory Hill
January 16, 1976
Letters should be typed
and limited to 400 words.
The Daily reserves the
right to edit letters for
length and grammar.

from Protestant militants in
Northern Ireland and Conserva-
tives in the British Parliament
that the British army "clean
out" the bandit country, just
as they drove the IRA from
Catholic-held parts ,of Derry in
1972.
SIX HUNDRED additional
British soldiers are now on their
way to South Armagh - troops
pulled from NATO duty with
the Army of the Rhine and,
reportedly, elements of the elite
Special Air Service, Britain's
version of the Green 1erets.
They will find themselves in
what the Provos have proclaim-
ed a "liberated territory." In
the market town of Crossmag-
len, a British garrison is sup-
plied by helicopter while the
Irish tricolor flies defiantly
from the town hall. The Provos
operate neighborhood coopera-
tives, deliver the mail, run the
bus system and provide other
vital services for the inhabi-
tants.
The Provo's South Armagh
Brigade is one of the world's
deadliest guerrilla units. Led
by a 12-man commando strike
arm, the Active Service Unit,
each battalion can mobilize
hundreds of sympathizers into
line, infantry companies in an
emergency.
THE LINE companies are
prmed with a variety of weap-
ons, from Tommy guns "acci-
dentally lost" by soldiers of the
Irish Army across the border
to Soviet-made rockets and mor-
tars smuggled in from Czecho-
slovakia and Libya. British offi-
cers have complained to report-
ers that, because of defense
cutbacks in London, many IRA
units are much better equipped
than their own.
By their own statistics, the
British admit that the Crown
Forces are losing about three
men to one in combat with the
IRA. In South Armagh, the fig-
tire is higher: since 1969, the
army has suffered 200 casual-
ties compared to less than 10
for the IRA. The British put
parttofethe blame for the losses
on their inability to stop the
flow of men and arms across
the border from the Irish Re-
public. Last fall, the British sug-
gested establishing a "buffer
zone," complete with mine
fields, between the 26 countries

of the Republic and the six
British-occupied countries of
Northern Ireland. The, British
also requested the right to en-
ter the Republic in "hot. pur-
suit" of fleeing IRA guerrillas.
Although the suggestion was
angrily rejected-by the Dublin'
government, the coalition gov-
ernment of Prime Minister
Liam Cosgrave does favor a
policy of limited cooperation
with the British against the
IRA.
NEVERTHELESS, potentially
serious incidents have already
taken place between the Irish
Army and the British. One high-
ranking officer in the- Irish
Army told me his troops have
intercepted British 'forces enter-
ing the Republic on several oc-
casions. Describing the British
as sometimes "cheeky," he told
me they have given the finger,
to Irish troops. There are re-
ports that more than once the
two armies have faced off with
levelled guns.
On patrol with the 27th Bat-
talion of the Irish Army on
Dublin's side of the border, I
asked the commander of a col-
un of Panhard armored cars
what he would do if he encoun-
tered British troops crossing the
border. He said he would polite-
ly ask them to turn back.
And if they didn't?
"We'd use force," he said.
TIME IS FAST running out
for the ceasefire in Northern
Ireland. The Provos, no longer
hopeful that the truce will pro-
duce a political settlement, have
threatened to resume the fight-
ing unless Britain promises a
total withdrawal.
The British have responded by
once again building up their
security forces. Soldiers com-
pain publicly about what they
consider unreasonable restric-
tions on their ability to fight
the IRA, and press for permis-
sion to use automatic weapons
fire from helicopters, Claymore
mines and antipersonnel de-
vices.
Richard Boyle, a veteran
combat reporter who has writ-
ten widely on the Indochina
War, lived in Ireland in 1969
and 1972 and reported on the
war there for New Times and
Time Out, a British magazine.

ME MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
Field NookspaprSyndi-t..

'Look.. if we start prosecuting public officials for tying,
who would we have left to run the government?'
LSAdenies students' rights

UNBEKNOWNST to many students,
a remarkable amount of power
resides in the literary college (LSA)
Judiciary Committee. In its role as a
court for accused cheaters, the com-
mittee meted out punishments rang-
ing from the mild measure of a repri-
mand letter to four-month-long sus-
pensions during 1974-75.
The range of penalties is even
more sobering: depending up "the
gravity of the violation," the com-
mittee's manual lists permanent no-
tation on a student's transcript, and
permanent expulsion from the col-.
lege, as possible actions. -
Thus a cheating conviction is no
laughing matter. It may violently
change the course of a student's ca-
reer and render worthless the time
and money spent in college.
The committee's manual appears
to recognize the fact that an indi-
vidual's presumed innocence must be
protected here, just as the rights of
due process protect defendants in
criminal actions.
TODAY'S STAFF:
News: Susan Ades, Gordon Atcheson,
Steve Ciscke, Sauer Dawisha, Jesse
Gonzales, Mike Long, Cindy Palley,
Cheryl Pilate, Jeff Ristine, Bill Tobin
Editorial Page: Marc Basson, Dan
Biddle, Stephen Hersh, Stephen
Kursman

PUT THERE is a crucial exception:
despite the possible severity of pun-
ishment, students may not bring
counsel to their hearings. "Normal-
ly," the manual reads, "the only per-
sons permitted at the hearing will
be the complainant, the student and
their witnesses."
A later clause protects the stu-
dent's right to "secure assistance in
preparation of his (sic) case." This
is insufficient. "Defendants" must
be expressly given the right of coun-
sel at hearings. A student's accuser
will almost undoubtedly be older and
better prepared for a "trial." The
rules must eliminate this advantage.
If this leads to use of counsel'on
both sides - undoubtedly at greater
expense to the college or the indi-
viduals - such use should be seen
as reasonable in light of the possi-
ble penalties.
Nor should a student's income be
a factor: if the "defendant" seeks,
but can't afford, counsel, the "court"
should appoint one.
AS LONG as LSA has serious pun-
ishments for those proven guil-
ty, it must just as seriously guard
the rights of those presumed inno-
cent.
Editorial positions represent
consensus of the Daily staff.

Arts & Enetimt

Les McCann

a smash at Union

By JAMES FIEBIG
and BRUCE JORDAN
"j'M STILL searching for my
thing," says jazz artist Les
McCann. "I hope I never find
it."
And so do most of the lucky
people who enjoyed one of Mc-
Cann's two sets Wednesday
night, part of the Eclipse jazz
series sponsored by the Univer-
sity Activities Center (UAC).
McCann performed in the
Union Ballroom, which proved to
be very good acoustically, and
provided a more intimate atmo-
sphere-a necessity for this type
of performance.
INDEED, audience participa-
tion is essential for McCann's
work. On more than one occa-
sion, he invited the audience to
join in on the vocal parts. He
employed mass hand clapping-
a practice usually confined to
rook concerts, although McCann
and other jazz artists are be-
ginning to incorporate more of
it.

McCann's first pieces were
moderately paced and in every
way typical of good jazz. He
then disilaved his talents as ore
of the best jazz vocalists with
"What's Going On," a Marvin
Gaye rock tune from the late
'60s, and a song entitled "When-
ever I See a Butterfly,' which
was unquestionably the high
point of his performance.
Beginning with a melbw pace
that featured McCann on solo
keyboards, he sang a nostalgic
lyric about the sight >f a butter-
fly and memories of childhood.
One could almost feel the per-
sonal thoughts and memories
that he always interjects into
his performances.
HE USED his ARP synthesizer
beautifully in this selection,
coupling the string ensemble
synthesized with his new Axxe
modeal ARP in interphase to
produce a lovely, transparent
string and horn chorus. With a
Rhodes electric piano a:com-
paniment, the resulting sound

was very warm.
"Carry On, Brother," a fast-
er piece, gave McCann's group
a chance to demonstrate their
solo abilities. Bassist Jimmy
Rowser, a six-year veteran of
McCann tours, employed mul-
tiple pedal devices to modify his
bass. Guitarist Miroslaw Kudy-
kowski proved to be very ver-
satile in his choice of sound
colors. He used George Bensen-
type riffs at times, ,but in
"Carry On" he came on like a
sophisticated rok 'n roller, using
distortion and sustain.
Unfortunately,, Harold Davis'
electric drum batteries went
dead halfway through the song
-just at the beginning of the
percussion solo-and he couldn't
execute Carl Palmer-esque drum
effects. However, Davis re-
covered and still had a lot of
poly-rhythmic drive in his solo.
AND THEN McCann pulled
his' ace-in-the-hole: an instru-
mental build-up to his 1969 hit
single "Compared to What." He

encouraged the audience to join
in on the "Tryin' to make it
real, compared to what" line.
Although. it was already late,
McCann carne out for an encore
of "The Love Song." Audience
participation was carried to its
fullest with his bid of "Cain I
have a witness?" in the style.
of his southern Baptist uphring-
ing. After the audience started
standing and singing the choris
of "Let's see what Love can dq"
singly or in larger grou?.,, Mc-
Cann encouraged them to
scream out their aggressions.
The charisma and good vibes
were. truly infections.
Later, in an informal interview
between sets, McCann exlained,
a bit of his musical philosophy.
Unlike some other jazz artists,
he feels that religion is not the
mainstream of his music,--even
though he admitted that le was
a religious man." "I just don't
know what church I belang to,"
he explained.
HE NOTED, however, that he

still somewhat hangs ori t> his
early beliefs: I"When I have
trouble getting down to what I
want to feel," he said, "I go
to my closet and get out a gospel
record, and I can start crying."
An Ann Arbor group, Mixed
]fag, opened both sets with crig
inal tunes much in -the style of
Weather Report/Chick Corea-
type fusion electronic jazz. Al-
though the instrumentalists did
resemble these major artists in
solos,, the total sound was never-
theless fresh and never dragged.
In fact, Wednesday night may
have offered the best $4 concert
bargain in a long time. It's very
seldom that an artist really
cares enough to want to touch
his audience the way Les Mc-
Cann does.
James Fiebig and Bruce for-
dan write about jazz for The

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Daily.

Reynolds leads'U'
bands to success

By NANCY COONS
TiHE UNIVERSITY, Sympaony
Band is not only living up
to but surpassing its reputation
as one of America's great bands.
In a concert shared with the
Wind Ensemble Thursday 1ight
at Hill, the band performeJ bril-
liantly under the baton of H.
Robert Reynolds. Both ensem-
bles represented their ?diom at
a peak. This was evident in a
nroaram which displayed the
intellectual, raucous and r }man-
tic sides of each group.
Paeans and Dances of Hetthen
Iberia, comoosed by Son aish-
born Carlos Surinach, was per-
formed by a slightly enlarged
wind ensemble. Based n Span-
ish Medieval hymns and dnnyes,
the work consists of six primi-
tive.. gutsv sections wia such

but the two shaped and blendcd
sensitively.
The Dahl alto saxophone con-
certo provided a more subtle
- kind of excitement as soloist
Allen Rippe covered a variety of
styles and moods with agility
and flair. Alternating between
a throaty and an ultra-thin qual-
ity, Rippe's tone projected the
full range of Dahl's work.
THE COMPOSER'S assacia-
tion with Stravinsky was evi-
dent. Some of the melodic lines
were exquisite, and supcrbly
performed, especially by the
horns. Both Ripee and the ac--
companying ensemble displaved
a sense of unity that did justice
to the composition.
When the Svmohonv Band tcok
the stage and began Wagner's

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