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SGC orders film group
to tally financial accounts

A possible confrontation between the
Student Organizations Board of the Stu-
dent Council and Friends of Newsreel, a
campus film group, was averted last
night when the board agreed to give
Newsreel two additional weeks to com-
pile financial and membership statistics.
The board had requested a complete
Newsreel membership roster and all
financial records for the past year in
connection with its investigation of the
organization's financial dealings.
Robert Powell, Newsreel attorney, ac-
knowledged that "the records are not in
proper shape at this moment." He pro-

mised the board, however, that "they
will be put in such a form that there will
be no doubt as to their correctness."
THE CURRENT investigation was
started when several distributors - in-
cluding so-called "majors" Avco-Em-
bassy and Warner Bros. - complained
to SGC that Newsreel was consistently
behind in paying for film rentals.
Terming Newsreel's accounting meth-
od an "ad hoc record keeping system,"
Powell explained that Newvsreel did not
at this time have any indication of its
current financial status.
Although Powell admitted Newsreel
"has some outstanding accounts," he

could not state how much the organiza-
tion owed nor could he say exactly how
many delinquent- accounts there were.
He added that several distributors' bills
were being questioned by Newsreel.
UNDER questioning from board chair-
man Elliot Chikofsky, Powell said dis-
tributors' payment deadlines "are not
always met - we admit that."
"But there's a lot of leeway," claimed
Newsreel treasurer Glen Allvord.
Powell denied that Newsreel had made
contributions to New Morning, a non-
University media cooperative with which
it is closely associated. "They're finan-
cially independent," he said. "Newsreel

pays for advertising in Community Me-
dia Projects' newspaper." SGC had ex-
pressed concern that these payments
were a financial drain on the film
Allvord termed charges by other stu-
dent film groups that Newsreel had been
blacklisted by all but one distributor for
nonpayment "not true." Allvord "could-
n't say" exactly how many distributors
Newsreel presently works with, but Pow-
ell stated that "there have been various
distributors - I don't think Mr. All-
vord can supply how many off the top
of his head."


Michigan Daily

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 8-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, May 17, 1974

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Israel raids Lebanon
in Maalot retaliation
Planes attack Palestinian centers

By The Associated Press
Israeli jets launched revenge strikes at
Palestinian centers inside Lebanon with
bombs, rockets and strafing runs yester-
day. Reports indicated a high casualty
toll and heavy damage.
Lebanese television reported 27 dead,
138 wounded and 20 others missing in
seven separate attacks throughout south-
ern Lebanon. An Israeli spokesman in
Tel Aviv said civilian deaths could not
be ruled out since the targets were near
refugee camps.
ISRAELI CHIEF of staff Lt. Gen.
Mordechai Gir confirmed that the raids
were in retalitation for the Arab ter-
rorist attack on Maalot in northern Israel
on Wednesday which left 16 children
"You can see it, the attack in Lebanon,
as retaliation," Gur declared at a news
In Beirut, 'alestinian guerrilla leaders
threatened "violent reaction" to the Is-
raeli air raids. They charged schools and
hospitals were targets and "direct hits"
caused "heavy losses" among civilians
at six camps.
THIRTY-SIX planes struck in Israel's
afternoon raids at four Palestinian refu-
gee camps and three border villages.
Then eight other planes went out at dusk
to hit a refugee camp and a road near
the Israeli border, the Lebanese defense
ministry said.
The Israelis said their -targets were
Arab guerrilla bases, but bombs and
rockets hit some areas occupied solely
by Lebanese as well.
Associated Press correspondent Holger
Jensen reported from the Lebanese port
city of Sidon that a low-income housing
project near there was heavily damaged
by waves of Israeli F4 Phantom jets. An
Arab guerrilla at the scene said as many
See ISRAEL, Page 9

K Lm INN m U r a lml anxYsis ltC. a rie s a Ille Collins CO me tiny memey inme FImOP LUII V aal- --, -1
yesterday during the funeral ceremony for some of the teenage victims of Wednesday's attack on a school building in
Maalot. Sixteen children held hostage by Palestinian guerrillas died in a clash between the Arabs and Israeli troops.
Klei d~ie st *Il s i See Story, Page3

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