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June 06, 1979 - Image 3

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Anti-draft speakers
oppose Kennedy bill

Addressing the dangers of restricting
the political rights of U.S. citizens, the
executive director of the National
Committee Against Repressive
Legislation, Frank Wilkinson, told an
audience of about 50 last night that op-
ponents to the military draft may find
their activities hampered if current
legislative trends continue.
"I feel we're in greater danger of get-
ting repressive legislation passed now
than eight years ago under Nixon,' said
Wilkinson during a speech entitled "Ef-
fects of the Proposed Federal Criminal
Code Revision on Organizing and
Political Rights," at the First Unitarian
Church in Ann ARbor.
ALSO SPEAKING last night was the
director of the American Civil Liberties
Union (ACLU) in Michigan Howard
Simon, who provided the audience with
an "Update on the Revival of the Draft
and Prospects in Congress."
According to both speakers, if
Congress passes proposed revisions to
the federal criminal code, activities
organized to prevent draft legislation
and other bills from being passed would
be curtailed. "We're not dealing with a

mutiny" against the country, said
Wilkinson. This provision, punishable
by five years in prison and a $100,000
fine, might apply to an author of an ar-
ticle opposing a war, he stated.
Wilkinson also noted that a person
who drives someone to a demonstration
could face prosecution, a one-year
prison sentence, and a $10,000 fine.
Wilkinson told the audience a similar
bill Kennedy tried to pass last year
failed in subcommittee. A report,
known as the Mann report and written
by subcommittee members, insisted
any such revisions in the criminal code
must be done in a piece-meal fashion.
"The Man report was not formally
issued," Wilkinson said. "It's been held
up (by the bill's supporters)." Wilkin-
son said he obtained a copy of that
report without Kennedy's knowledge.
SIMON, WHO has been actively
fighting the proposed draft legislation,
which will require men who turn 18 af-
ter Dec. 31, 1980 to register for the
draft, said in his speech that "The same
wonderful folk who gave us Vietnam
are bringing back the draft."

Daily Photo by LISA UDELSON
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in
Michigan, Howard Simon, cited reasons for the current draft registration
legislation in Congress. He addressed a group at the First Unitarian Church last


ingle issue," said Wilkinson. "WeLl
ust see an interconnection between Pope challen es Po h leaders
the criminal code revisions and the
CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) - "the cause of fundamental human 300,000 pilgrims massed on the grf
The revisions, proposed by Sen. Ed- Pope John Paul II challenged Poland's rights, including religious liberty." hillside below the Jasna Gc
yard Kennedy (D-Mass.), would alter communist government yesterday to It was the fourth day of the former Monastery, Poland's most import
he existing federal criminal code. respect religious freedom, the full Cardinal Karol Wojtyla's triumphant religious shrine, and said a la
Wilkinson said he does not object to range of human rights, and "the real return to his homeland, his first since afternoon Mass with thousands
riminal code reforms, but to Ken- needs of the church." assuming the papacy last October. He workers from the mining and heavy
iedy s omnibus (complete) revisions. It was the popes strongest statement delivered the 5,000-word major policy dustry complexes of Upper Silesia.
tsted, "but we need it on r ' he on state-church relations so far during address on church-state relations to a The government issued no statem
tep, piece-meal basis." step-by- his nine-day visit to his homeland. closed meeting of Poland's 70 bishops. on the pope's declarations, but sigm
WIKIN-ONALSO utis. e. som He said if the government does so, As archbishop of Krakow, Poland, he tension appeared for the first time as
he ways in which the proposed there can be an "authentic dialogue" had long battled for the rights of Polish pressed ahead with his defense
egislation would repress political ob- between church and state, even though Catholics. Now, as pope, he was laying Roman Catholics, who comprise 80 I
ectors' activities on a giveiss. the beliefs of Christians are down conditions for the normalization cent to 90 per cent of Poland's 35 mill
The Kennedy bill would prohibit "diametrically opposed" to Marxism's of church-state relations. citizens.
i.m . o . i view of the world. SHOWING NO signs of fatigue from
nyone from "inciting or aiding in s THE POPE'S speech put the gover- his grueling schedule, he also A Polish clergyman said publicly
jnment on notice that the Polish church celebrated Mass for 5,000 Polish nuns, had received reports that pilgrims wo
t o d will continue to press for respect for gave a noon blessing to more than barred from entering this city.
The driver then remembered that a new hospital fat-but don't plan to go there this summer. Tem-
had opened just down the road, then couldn't find peratures in the Arctic during the summer warm up
Dollar signs and jokes the emergency room when they arrived. The atten- to 20 below, the department warned.
dants finally dropped Shields off at the loading
State Rep. Gary Owen (D-Ypsilanti), chairman of dock. His arm wasn't broken, after all.
the House Subcommittee on Higher Education Ap-
propriations, began a telephone interview yester- Happenings
day by saying he'll recommenda 20 per cent across Beating the bureaucracy ... wake up early for a real estate clinic at 1a.m.
the board cut in the University's proposed budget A student at the University of Wisconsin at in the Rackham Building, sponsored by the Exten-
for next year-$5 million. "Boy, if Shapiro read Madison was offered an out-of-court settlement sion Service ... at noon, the Residential College
that in the paper, he'd be pretty upset," the from the State of Wisconsin: $2.50. Michael Players' string quartet will perform in the Liberty
representative joked. He went on to say Shapiro has Mikolajczk claimed maintenance workers at the Plaza, or, in case of rain, in the Pendleton Room in
done a good job with the University's budget, "the university killed his house plant over last Christmas the Michigan Union ... also at noon, Michael Gurt
best I've seen in a long time." break. He said the workers left the steam on after will play the piano as part of the Pendleton Arts


Tracking the bikers
Joe Shields and Eric Nichols, two University
engineering students, left New York City May 12 on
a cross-country bicycle trip to raise money for the
Michigan Society for Autistic Children. People have
been "super," the pair reported from Stanford, In-
diana, yesterday, but the dogs haven't been quite as
nice. While pedalling through Hundred, West
Virginia, the pair was surprised by a dog of uniden-
tified species, but "as big as a Buick." The beast
came after Nichols like "a Kamikaze pilot," so
Shields grabbed his water bottle and bit off the top
to squirt the animal. But Shields lost his balance,
fell off the bike, and swallowed the cap. The fun was
just beginning. When an ambulance arrived, the at-
tendants misplaced bandages for Shield's scrapes
in the new vehicle. Once they patched up the biker,
theattendants rushed him to a hospital to check for
a possible broken arm-and the hospital was closed.

repairing a radiator, causing the room temperature
to hit 120 degrees. The university sent the complaint
to the State Claims Board, which offered the cash to
Mikolajczk. The student may get his money, but the
state really loses-officials said processing a $2.50
check would cost more than $10.
Freeze-dried diet
Two hours a day in temperatures 40 degrees
below zero will magically melt pounds away, claim
U.S. Air Force researchers. Dr. William O'Hara,
who worked with troops in the Arctic, has
duplicated Arctic conditions in a'room where people
who inhale the cold air have lost a pound a day while
eating all they want. Apparently this deep freeze
"diet" has something to do with the body burning
calories faster in an extremely cold environment.
"When was the last time you saw a fat Eskimo?"
quiered O'Hara. The Northwest Territories tourism
department said accommodations are available for
those who might be interested in freezing away

Center's Music at Mid-week program ... the
Washtenaw County Council on Aging will sponsor a
workshop onthe recently enacted Michigan Nursing
Home Reform Law from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty Ave.... at 6
p.m., tune in to WCBN-FM 88.3 for the first in a
series of "Great Debates." The show will pit former
Michigan Student Assembly member Jim Sullivan
against Vice-President for Student Services Henry
Johnson ... "Transcendental Meditation and TM
Sidhi Programs" will be the topic for an introduc-
tory lecture by Students International Meditation
Society, at 8 p.m. in Room 4315 of the Michigan
Union ... FILMS: the Ann Arbor Film Co-op
presents Payday at 7 p.m. and Thunderbolt and
Lightfoot at 9p.m., both in Aud. A, Angell Hail.
On the outside
Springtime triumphs today. The sun will shine,
claim the weather forecasters, and the high tem-
peratures will be in the upper 70s, the low, mid-50s.



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