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The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 18,.1979-Page 3
'Die-in' to protest nuclear power

Approximately 5,000 anti-nuclear power protesters
are expected to participate in a symbolic "die-in" and
funeral procesion past Detroit Edison on June 2, an Ar-
bor Alliance spokeswoman said yesterday.
The site for the protest, sponsored by the Arbor.
Alliance in conjunction with the Lake Erie Alliance, is
Nike Park, an old missile base about 10 miles out of
Monroe, where Detroit Edison is located.
RALLY PARTICIPANTS are scheduled to meet at
Nike Park at Telegraph and Newport Roads at noon
June 2. Following speakers the "symbolic die-in," a
dramatization of the effects of nuclear power acciden-
ts, and "funeral procession" will drive past the Fermi
2 plant. The Alliance is looking into renting a hearse to

lead the procession, spokeswoman Kathy Keresztesi
Also endorsing the rally is the Safe Energy Coaliton
of Detroit (SECOD). Tom Doonan, spokesman for Stop
Fermi of SECOD said he hopes the rally will make
more people aware of the issue and will better educate
those already involved in the fight against nuclear
power. Doonan said he hopes the rally will result in
somersupport from labor organizations and bring
public pressure on nuclear power.
Doonan said speakers will be at the rally represen=
ting labor and minorities. There will also be speakers
on nuclear weapons, alternative life-styles, such as
solar energy, and the energy crisis.
THE PUBLIC Interest Research Group in Michigan
(PIRGIM) is another sponsor of the June 2 rally. Laura

Dely, University PIRGIM member said they "will be
helping in any way we can." PIRGIM will be
publicizing the event, and is sponsoring abus trip to the
rally which will leave the Union at 10:00 June 2. Round-
trip fare is $4.
Marion Frane, a spokeswoman for PIRGIM in Lan-
sing, said the rally should draw the attention of
legislators. The rally will also advise interested per-
sons on how to organize community groups against
nuclear power. Frane said 60 sponsoring organizations
are involved in the rally.
Nuclear power is a way for power companies,
Detroit Edison and Consumers Power in particular, to
make money, said Keresztesi. She said the Alliance
See NUKE, Page 20

Low bar exam scores fuel
arguments to repeal test

UPI with Staff Reports
The poor showing by Michigan law
school graduates on the latest state bar
examination fuels the argument for
repeal of the test, Senate Judiciary
Committee Chairman Basil Brown (D-
Highland Park), said yesterday.
Brown, who introduced legislation in
April to eliminate the law board
requirement, said the exam is a subjec-
tive test that has no effect on the num-
ber of qualified law school graduates
practicing law in Michigan.
THE STATE Board of Law
Examiners said this week 43 per cent of
the law school graduates who took the
exam in February failed, despite three
years of training.
yOne member of the Board of Law
Examiners criticized one student's
penmanship and spelling, rather than
his knowledge of the law," Brown said.
'Now, if we are going to be concerned
with spelling words correctly on a high-
pressured test, then I suspect we need
to add rhetoric to the list of required
courses in our law schools and spend
less time concerned with teaching these
people the law."
BROWN, WHO is hospitalized for a
heart ailment, said the examination
traditionally has been used "to weed
out prospective attorneys.
"I personally believe that if you are

going to prescribe to this tactic, it
should be done while students are in law
school and not after they have suc-
cessfully completed the course work,"
he said.
Susan Eklund, Assistant Dean of the
University's Law School said she is
"not sure this (elimination of the licen-
sing procedure) is the best way to
protect the public."
BROWN SAID law schools would be
forced to tighten their curricula if the
bar exam is eliminated.
Eklund said she feels "high quality
schools would be ashamed to have their
curricula tampered with."
Law School Dean, Terrence San-
dalow was unavailable for comment.
He will return from Washington, D.C.
Brown said, "I think those of us
working with the law realize that the
responsibility of producing qualified at-
torneys does not rest with a testing
mechanism nor with the student.
"The responsibility rests with those
people administering our law schools."
Of the 596 persons who took the test,
339 passed.
The University posted the best results
of Michigan's five law schools, with a 67
per cent passing rate. Lansing's Cooley
Law School brought up the rear with a
passing rate of 53 per cent of its studen-

Monster-rot? AP Photo
Soviet Anatoli Karpov greets a Universal Studio employee in Los Angeles yester-
day. Karpov stopped off in Los Angeles for a visit before he meets with President
Carter next week.

A Washington Post music reviewer recently men-
tioned our fair city in writing about the New Bar-
barians, a rock group which commenced its tour in
Ann Arbor. The city was described as "hopelessly
influenced by Detroit." In fact, he said, A' is so
overwhelmed by the Motor City that the University
named a stadium after the Number Three
automaker: Chrysler. A spelling and history lesson
is in order-Crisler Arena is named after former
athletic director-Fritz Crisler.
Beastly conduct in an animal
In an ironic exaggeration of the National Lam-
poon's movie Animal House, the University of
Rhode Island chapter of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity
was kicked out of the national organization yester-
day because of alleged "deplorable actions"
ranging from rape arrests to a demolition derby.

"I've had a lot of pressure from the university to
take action against them and, quite frankly, I'm
tired of dealing with the situation," said the frater-
nity's national president, William Myers. In the
past teo months, four members of the URI chapter
were arrested: two for allegedly assaulting a 19-
year-old woman, and two for allegedly raping a 19-
year-old URI student while she was visiting the
house. Myers also said officials at URI told him the
URI chapter has smashed a number of cars in the.
area. "Sure, we've had incidents and fights, but
nothing major," said Stephen Cirella, spokesman
for residents of the URI Phi Mu Delta house.
"Basically we've had a problem with incidents that
are bad for public relations." Blutto, D-Day, and
Flounder may have been too pleased to fine URI
feet in their footprints.
... today is Handicapped Awareness Day, and on
the Diag and in the Fishbowl, the Ann Arbor

Mayor's Committee on the Handicapped and the
University Office of Disabled Student Services will
mark the occasion with a street theatre called
"Witless Wheelies" at 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.; the
Academy Award-nominated film, A Different Ap-
proach will be shown on the hour, each hour, from
noon until 5 p.m.; information booths and displays
also will be set up. . . at 8 p.m., Rosemary Gebert,
director of the language arts program of Waldorf
Institute of Mercy College, will speak on "The
Walford Way to Literacy: Language Arts in the
Waldorf School," at the Rudolf Steiner House, 1923
Geddes ... Astronomy Prof. Gunther Elste will
discuss "Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights" at
8:30 p.m. in Aud. B, Angell Hall. The film, Powers of
Ten, will also be shown.
On the outside
Say goodbye to the sunshine. Today will be
cloudy, with widely scattered thundershowers an a
high near 800. The low will be in the low 50s.


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