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"technically fraud."
Criminal prosecution is not necessary
computer for most of the computer abuse on
campuses, said Parker. He said univer-
sity disciplinary procedures "may be
P o c the best way to handle it (campus
problems)."
The lag in legislation has slowed the
prolem on formulation of policy on campuses,
which, according to Parker, is
desperately needed. He lectures ¢at
universities across the country, em-
cam pus es phasizing that student misuse of com-
puters should not be treated lightly

because it may lead to computer abuse
in a society which is increasingly "com-
puter"-oriented.
Job counselors indicate a knowledge
of computers is definitely the "in" thing
on the job market - employers this
year are expected to hire 30 per cent
more computer graduates than last
year.
Schools are reflecting this trend and
training more people with knowledge of
computer technology. Next year's first
year students at Harvard University
will have to demonstrate proficiency in
the use of computers before they can

graduate. While computer program.
ming courses aren't required here, a
University computer counselor
estimated that about half of un-
dergraduates take a computer-related
course.
Future-implications of this expected
influx of citizens knowledgeable in the
workings of computers have led
University administrators to recognize
an urgent need for written policy on
computer ethics. "We need a statement
to let people know we take it seriously,"
said Bernard Galler, LSA associate
dean for long range planning. "(There
is) at least a potential problem."

'U' media director says Chinese TV on upswing

By BETH PERSKY
Although Chinese television lags a
decade behind its American counter-
part, the quality should reach the level
of U.S. television within the next
decade, said Frederic Remley, Univer-
sity Television Center director and
vice-president of the Society of Motion
Picture and Television Engineers
(SMPTE).
"The (Chinese) engineers are of a
very high quality," said Remley, who
recently returned from the Peoples'
Republic of Chins. Part of a three-man
delegation invited by the Chinese
Ministry of Culture, Remley said the
Chinese engineers "are doing well with
what they have," even though they lack
the right equipment and have a limited
budget.
FOR THE ten-year period from 1966
to 1976, while China was in the midst of
a social revolution, technology stood
still, said Remley. "They have been
somewhat isolated, especially from the,
U.S. TV people"
According to Remley, China has only
one television station, the "National
Network," which is controlled by the

government. No advertising is allowed
in current Chinese programming,
which consists of a few hours of
educational programming used in the
cities to teach students, and several
hours of variety programming each
evening, he said.
"They're very limited in their
programs,' he said. "They rely on
historical dramas and musicals."
REMLEY SAID the Chinese network
is "crying for new scripts" and is
"trying to encourage people to write for
movies and TV."
The Chinese are "aware of what's
going on," said Remley. News
originates in Peking and Shanghai, he
said, as well as smaller cities
throughout China.
"Almost everything is broadcast in
color," Remley said. "But there are
very few color receivers. The whole
development of color viewing has a long
way to go."
REMLEY SAID most of the people in
China do not have television sets. The
average citizen--must wait three years if
he wants to-buy a 15-inch black and
white set, which costs as much as the

average Chinese family can save in the
period of one year - $400 in American
money, he said.
Television in China is currently
only VHF, said Remley, but he said he
believes China will carry UHF channels,

within a year.
The language presents additional
problems for Chinese directors.
"(There are) so many dialects in China
they have to make a couple of dozen
sound tracks for every movie," Remley
said.

'U' chemistry employee
tries unsuccessful suicide

By TIM YAGLE
A University employee was reported
to be in critical condition yesterday
following an apparent suicide attempt
Wednesday, a University Hospital
spokesperson said.
Leona Tucker, who has been a ser-
vice worker in a laboratory in the
Chemistry building for 20 years, ap-
parently tried to kill herself with
cyanide, according to Associate
Chemistry Department Chairman
RobertTaylor.
PROF. THOMAS DUNN, who curren-
tly is on leave but in residence as the
Chemistry Department Chairman, said
the incident apparently took place
'near Huron High School, but I don't
know."
"She admittedly took the cyanide,"

Dunn said. "It's a very delicate
situation. It has nothing to do with the
(Chemistry) department. There are
very few people who know what's going
on."
Dunn declined to comment further on
the incident.
Robert Kuczkowski, acting
Chemistry department chairman,
agreed with Dunn, and said it's a "sen-
sitive issue." However, he said "the lab
does contain all sorts of chemicals. Any
member of the staff has access to
them."
Officials from the Ann Arbor Police
Department said they were informed
that a female had been admitted to
University Hospital Wednesday, but
provided no further details on the in-
cident.

Local woman fills life with

activism and
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thopedic Clinic "as a qualified trained
social worker for the first time in my
life," she said. Within four months,
however, she went back to visiting
teaching at Flint, where she met her
husband.
POOLE RECALLED on'e incident
when her group, which often went to
Washington for seminars, met with
President Harry Truman to discuss the
draft. "We knew he was for it (the
draft) ... Some people were afraid that
if we went against the president, and

social work
told him we were against the draft, he
just might (stop) the seminars. They
voted to express our convictions and let
the chips fall where they may." When
they talked with the president, Poole
said, "Truman said 'Thank you' and
that was it."
Poole is involved in lobbying against
the draft amendment currently before
Congress. "I've circulated a petition
(among other Hillside residents)
regarding the draft. When they find out
what the issue is, they (become) im-
mediately involved."

Mackey to be paid $75,000
EAST LANSING (UPI) - Michigan's supreme court justices and lawmakers,
newest citizen - and Michigan State make considerably less than the heads
University's (MSU) new president - of MSU and the University.
instantly will become one of the two Gov. William Milliken makes $65,000.
highest paid officials in the state.
MSU officials said yesterday Cecil
Mackey, unanimously elected univer- ARCHITECT SHOW
sity president Thursday, will receive an NEW YORK (AP) - A retrospective
annual salary of $75,000. exhibition of the works of the Finnish
THAT TIES HIM for the highest paid niaster-architect, Alvar Aalto, will be
official with University Interim shown at Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the
President, Allan Smith. Smithsonian Institution's National
Countless elected officials, including Museum of Design here, from June 12
the governor, lieutenant governdr', '.through Sept2. .

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