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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 25, 1979--Page 3'

'U' prof
analyzes
Mideast
after trip
to Israel,
By ADRIENNE LYONS
The United States is in a "major
foreign policy phase" of trade-offs in its
relationships with the Middle East, said
a University professor, who recently
returned from a conference in Israel.
Political Science Prof. Raymond
Tanter noted that "there is a rhythm in
American foreign policy." Tanter ad-
ded that currently "Israel is taking its
lumps, and will continue to do so until a
major watershed," or event, occurs.
TANTER, WHO attended various
conferences in Israel ranging fom a
meeting with Hebron Mayor Faid
Kawasma to a conference on the Role of
Islam in the Politics of the Western
World, said such conferences are held
in June and July in Israel every year.
Tanter dubbed the subject of the
meeting with Hebron's mayor the
"Moderation Theme." He noted that in
1976 when he spoke with Kawasma, who
has many Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO) supporters, the
mayor was anti-Israel, hut during.
recent years Kawasama views ap-
peared to become more moderate.
Tanter explained that, to the -PLO,
moderation is basically a non-existent
concept. Tanter said the PLO believes
in the destruction of Israel. The dif-
ference lies in whether the state should
be destroyed all at once, or little by lit-
tle.
THE PROFESSOR attributed
Kawasma's shift of belief to his "lear-
ning to operate under Israel. Kawasma
has a more positive view of Israel,"
Tanter said, adding that Kawasma also
See 'U', Page 10
F oday
Pray for rainl
As tourists flock to our fair city for
gathering of artists, at least one
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UNIVERSITY POLITICAL Science Prof. Raymond Tanter analyzed the situation in the Mideast yesterday after
returning from a visit to Israel. During his stay he attended several conferences concerning the political circum-
stances surrounding the country and its neighbors.
STATE AUDIT REVEALS POOR RECORD-KEEPING:
MSU loses track of 12 computers
EAST LANSING (UPI) - A state "They've just done a damn poor job He said the 100 computers not listed
audit found 12 computers at Michigan of running the operation," said Sen. Bill in the university's inventory are ac-
State University (MSU) missing and a Huffman (D-Madison Heights). counted for in other records.
school vice president admitted yester- Roger Wilkinson, Michigan State's "A lot of them are additions to other
day, "We don't know where they are." vice-president for business and finance, computers, coupled with scientific
The missing computers, worth nearly conceded the university cannot locate equipment and the like and they're
$154,000, were among more than 100 all of its 216 computers. listed in various other records,"
never entered on the university's com- WHEN ASKED about the 12 com- Wilkinson said. "We know where they
puter inventory list. puters the auditors could not find, are.
Auditors said this amounted to shod- Wilkinson said his staff had uncovered The audit, to be officially released in
dy record-keeping. "one being used for a physics project in September, also found that 29 of the
THE CHAIRMAN of the state senate Washington." But he said he did not school's computers have not been iden-
subcommittee that monitors computer know exactly where in Washington the tified as belonging to MSU, some
appropriations was harsher in his computer is being used or the name of university computers are not used at all
and security for computer tape is
criticism, the project. inadequate.

the annual
disgruntled

townie ias moaneu, It's that time of summer
again." A green, blue, and red anti-Art Fair flyer
has been spotted in various places around town, and
it reads something like this: "The four-day event,
then, is ... an indulgent outdoor shopping trip for
the teeming suburbanites looking for something to
do with their money. .. is a sheer parody of human
community ... The prostitution on the part of the
artists is particularly obnoxious. -. The Art Fair
consists mainly of aggregate sado-masochism.
Drench the fucking thing! And when the downpour
comes, let there be dancing in the puddles.. ." The
flyer is topped by red block letters demanding,
"PRAY FOR RAIN." And that plea, should our
weather forecasters prove correct, could be an-
swered today.
Bucks for Buckeye memories
The turf at Ohio State University's (OSU)
stadium is being replaced this summer at a cost of
$500,000. So OSU officials came up with a gimmick
to defray the expense of the new 50,000 square foor
- carpet-they're selling the old turf for five bucks

(no punintended) a square foot, $25 a square yard,
and up. "It's a great opportunity for Buckeye
students and alumni to own a piece of Buckeye
history," said Dan Heinlen, OSU director of alumni
affairs. The sale of the turf that saw stars such as
Rex Kern, Archie Griffin, and Tom Cousineau
begins Aug. 11 on a first come, first serve basis.
Heinlen said he expects an "enthusiastic response,
the same kind of response you'd get if you did the
same thing in your stadium." Very unconfirmed,
facetious rumors indicate any surplus money from
the sale will go into the Woody Hayes Retirement
Fund.
Happenings.. .
today marks the start of the ninth lunar mon-
th, known as Ramadan, on the Islamic calendar.
Every year Muslims fast during daylight hours of
each day of Ramadan ... the University physical
education department is sponsoring the Summer
Youth Fitness Program open house from 9:30 a.m.
until 11:45 a.m. at the Old IM Building ... the
Commission for Women will meet in Room 2549 LSA
Building at noon ... also at noon, Ann Arbor public
schools Director of Fuidance and Counseling
Thomas MacKenzie and Community High School
Counselor John Bayerl will lead discussion on
"Unload, Don't Overload: How to Cope with Stress
and Tension" at the School of Education's Whitney

Auditorium ... WayneState University Prof.
Jacob Lassner will speak on "Propaganda and
Family Politics in Early Islam: The Abbasids in the
Post-Revolutionary Age" at 1 p.m. in Lecture Room
1, MLB ... the Yoga Center presents a workshop on
"Beginning Hatha Y9ga" at 6 p.m. at 207 E. Ann
St.... Raise Jakpor of the student group People's
Action Coalition (PAC) will discuss divestment
from companies doing business in South Africa with
University Vice-President and Chief Financial Of-
ficer James Brinkerhoff, at 6 p.m. on WCBN, 88.3 on
the FM dial... Eclipse Jazz presents the Andy
Adamson Quartet at 6:30 p.m. and Incognito at 8.
p.m. in the Liberty Plaza ... doctoral students in
organ performance will givea recital at 8:30 p.m. at
Concordia Lutheran College ... FILMS: Media
Resources Center-Gravity is My Enemy; Murals
of East Los Angeles; Georgia O'Keefe; program
starts at 7:30 p.m., Aud. 3, MLB ... Ann Arbor
Film Co-op-Criss-Cross, 8 p.m.; Brute Force, 9:30
p.m.; both in Aud. A, Angell Hall.
On the outside
Some Ann Arbor residents are praying for rain,
and it looks like they'll get it today. It'll be muggy
again, although the temperature will be cooler,
hovering around the 80:' mark. There will be patchy
fog in the morning, and showers and thunder-
showers are likely. The low will be in the mid-60s.

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