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Page 10-Saturday, May 20, 1978-The Michigan Daily
'KOREAGATE' FIGURE SENTENCED
Influence buyer gets six years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hancho Kim,
convicted in the first criminal trial in
the Korean influence-buying scandal
that rocked Washington, was sentenced
yesterday to six years in prison.
But the Korean-born, naturalized
U.S. citizen will have to serve only six
months of the sentence.
EVEN AS Kim stood before U.S.
district Judge Thomas Flannery,
congressional sources disclosed
troubles anew for the Lanham, Md.,
cosmetics businessman. The House
ethics committee has voted to bring
contempt action against Kim that
could net him another year in prison, a
Capitol Hill source said.
Kim was charged with conspiracy in
plotting to corrupt congressmen on
behalf of South Korea and with lying to
a grand jury about accepting $600,000 of
South Korean money for the scheme.
He was convicted April 18.
Flannery ordered Kim to serve three
years in prison on each of the two coun-
ts, but then suspended all but six mon-
ths of the sentences.
IT WAS the first criminal trial in the
scandal.
Former Rep. Richard Hanna (D-
Calif.), pleaded guilty to one count of
conspiracy to defraud the U.S. gover-
nment. Former Rep. Otto Passman (D-

La.), is under indictment.
Kim, 56, a naturalized American
citizen who visited South Korea many
times in recent years, told Flannery
that "I believe in the American justice
system." But he continued to profess
innocence. Later he told reporters,
"It's a sad day."
THE SENTENCE could have ranged
up to 10 years and a $20,000 fine.
Kim's attorney, David Povich, said
he would appeal the conviction. Kim
was ordered to report to the federal
prison at Allenwood, Pa., June 5, but he
likely will remain free upon such ap-
peal, which could take several months
to resolve.
A Capitol Hill sources said the House
ethics committee hopes Kim will
become a cooperative witness in its own
probe, in which case the proposed con-
tempt action would be dropped. The full
House would have to approve a con-
tempt action, after which the Justice
Department would prosecute it like any
criminal case.
KIM HAS consistently denied that he
did anything wrong. His attorney told
the court: "His position. . . is that he
did not receive money and did not at-
tempt to corrupt anybody."
The government, in fact,
acknowledged it had no proof he ever

HANCHO KIM, convicted of conspiracy in plotting to bribe congressmen on
behalf of South Korea, arrives at U.S. District Court yesterday. Kim was sen-
tenced to six years in prison.

tried to actually bribe a congressman.
But a government attorney told the
court Friday that there was "over-
whelming evidence" in the trial that
Kim plotted to do so and took $600,000 in
South Korean money.
Prosecutor John Kotelly said it ap-
pears that Kim may have kept the

money for himself, thus effectively
stealing it from the South Koreans. "To
this day, we can only account for
$250,000 of it," the prosecutor said.
"HE HAS refused, all along, to
cooperate with this investigation,"
Kotelly added.

Black 'U' alumnus rememhE
(continued from Page 3) ate at the restaurant were not as hostile MANY RESPONDENTS indicated
its poor treatment of blacks. toward blacks as those who owned the they had 'never come in contact with

ors past

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restaurant," explains Stewart. Not one
patron walked out, she smiles.
Stewart did not find hostility among
University students. "I felt indifferen-
ce, but not hostility," she asserts.
However, many white students had
had little contact with blacks. NCC sent
out queries to students asking "What
books have you read about blacks? and
"When you see a black on the street,
what crosses your mind?"

any black people except their maid,"
reports Stewart. "A lot of the prejudice
was due to a lack of acquaintance with
Negroes."
The NCC also arranged for
distinguished blacks to lecture at the
University. The group wanted to
provide students with a "mental
acquaintance with black achievements
and black minds," says Stewart. "We
were seeking to dispel ideas of black in-

"WHY DO TH E H EATH EN RAGE?"
Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25
"THERE IS NO PEACE, SAITH MY GOD, TO THE God is exalted above all else in the earth: on the highest hill
WICKED. CRY ALOUD, SPARE NOT, LIFT UP THY VOICE of a mountain in the top of the mountains. All nations shall
LIKE A TRUMPET, AND SHEW MY PEOPLE THEIR flow unto that High Place to be taught God's ways in order to
TRANSGRESSION, AND THE HOUSE OF JACOB THEIR walk in His paths. Itls then that The Lord will judge among
SINS." Isaiah 57:21, etc. the nations and bring peace.
No peace to the wicked! There are two places in the Bible Are you and I who claim to be Christian and heaven-bound
that tell of peace among the nations when they shall beat flowing up to that High Place, or, are we flowing downward
their swords into plow-shares, and their spears Into pruning seeking anotherlevel? It is our duty and business to seek and
hooks -- Isaiah 2nd chapter, and Micah 4th. Both messages proclaim peace for ourselves and as many others as we can.
are practically the same. The following quote is from Isaiah: Jesus Christ took a whip of cords and lashed out at the
"AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, hypocrits and profane wretches in The Temple, and later His
THAT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD'S HOUSE SHALL BE disciples remembered that it was written of Him: "The zealoft
ESTABLISHED IN THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS, AND Thine House hath eaten me up." What is "eating on us?"
SHALL BE EXALTED ABOVE THE HILLS: AND ALL Our zeal for the world, the flesh, and the devil has con-
NATIONS SHALL FLOW UNTO IT. AND MANY PEOPLE sumed us, and our love for money, pleasure, sport, etc., has
SHALL GO AND SAY, COME YE, AND LET US GO UP caused us to lower and degrade the House of God, His Day,
UNTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, TO THE HOUSE OF Histeachings, and His paths. How then can we expectpeace!
THE GOD OF JACOB: AND HE WILL TEACH US OF HIS "If it seem evil unto you to serve The Lord," don't do it, that
WAYS, AND WE WILL WALK IN HIS PATHS: FOR OUT OF is Scripture. "Choose ye this day whom you will serve," is
ZION SHALL GO FORTH THE LAW, AND THE WORD OF also Scripture. The late Sam Jones was often criticized for
THE LAW FROM JERUSALEM. AND HE SHALL JUDGE lack of dignity. He said: "Dignity is the starch in a shroud.
AMONG THE NATIONS, AND SHALL REBUKE MANY When I am in my coffin I will have as much dignity as any of
PEOPLE: AND THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO you." We hear a lot today about the "dignity of the in-
PLOW-SHARES, AND THEIR SPEARS INTO PRUNING dividual," regardless of his character, or lack of it. If we
HOOKS: NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST would seek to impress upon the individual the importance
NATION. NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANYMORE. and necessity of "humility and the fear of The Lord" the
O HOUSE OF JACOB, COME YE, AND LET US WALK IN dignity part would take care of itself. Today we seem to think
THE LIGHT OF THE LORD." that "expression" should come ahead of "impression." Don't
This shall come to pass in thelast days, when the House of forget to "climb the mountains" for peace!
s; ' - P.-. X405,DECATUR, GA. 30031 '

feriority."
A house just off South University on
Church Street served as the meeting
place for the NCC. Meetings usually
took the form of discussion sessions
where "every esoteric question" was
considered, recalls Stewart.
BOTH STUDENTS and professors,
particularly those skeptical of the inter-
racial club were encouraged to drop in.
Stewart said she feels the University
has made a "phenomenal im-
provement" in race relations, and she
expressed her approval of the size of
the black faculty. "When I was on cam-
pus, there wasn't even a black cutting
the grass," Stewart declared. She ex-
plained that the only black employed by
the University was a person who
discarded cadavers used by the
pathology department.
Stewart explained that on a visit to
the campus five years ago she was
"impressed with (University President
Robben) Fleming's attitude toward
minority students." However, she said
she was "a bit disturbed - I did not
want Michigan to lower its standards to
let blacks in. But he (Fleming) assured
me that the black students here would
bring pride" to the black community.
Since her graduation from the
University 50 years ago, Stewart, ar-
med with an M.S. degree, has done ex-
tensive teaching and research in
microbiology at such institutions as
Howard University and the University
of California. She served as a Public
Health consultant and is now working
on a Navaho reservation in New
Mexico.
"I've been in science for 50 years,"
said Stewart, adding that during her
studies at the University, people con-
stantly told her "I don't know what you
are going to do with all this..."
Looking back on her scientific career,
Stevart smiled. "It has been a most ',
glad I went into it."

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