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Page 4-Wednesday, June 7, 1978-The Michigan Daily
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LETTERS TO THE DAILY:
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~mihianDALYArmament vs. disarmament
Eighty-eight Years of Editorial Freedom
To The Daily: piness? review.
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109 Does it not seem strange that -Glen Johnson Finishing Touches was about a
Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 25-S News Phone: 764-0552 two major conferences should couple in their forties; the
have been held almost cynical critic movement of career, family, and
Wednesday, June 7, 1978 simultaneously with allegedly To The Daily marriage. The attitudes on sex,
opposite purposes? NATO States If Mr. (Jshua) Peck's critical drugs, and alcohol can be com-
Edited and managed by students held an armament conference accounts of theatrical events pared to Katy's habit of punching
at the University of Michigan while the United Nations was ('Finishing Touches' Flops; May, pillows. Just as the play did
conducting a disarmament con- 26) are consistently as poor as his not reveal the truth behind people
ference! Perhaps the incongruity awho molest throw pillows when
U .1m u t l a rn apears if one examines the hor- vocal abilities, it would seem to
aPPars f e ais demma me the Daily would attempt to tense, it did not make any definite
hicns of the capitalist dilemma. tone him down an octave, as to statement, one way or another,
Which, in the minds of capitalists prevent embarrassment by his regarding morals. But just as the
or their politicians, poses the off-key remarks pillow was a reference point, an
greater capitalism,t indicator of moods, so were the
collapsing ecomo ny or a Mr Peck mentions throwing incaoofmdssowrth
s war? r "rotten vegetales, garbage, and attitudes. Without reference
manipulated war? the like," but what he hurled was points, consistencies, the audien-
TSEEMS ABSURD, like a story out of a trashy pitcnitnis h uin
Will the spending of additional far worse-his contempt, and ce is displaced and isolated.
Iiloso.mliayhrwr dissatisfaction is undoubtedly the
espionage novel. But surprisingly, the incident perk u capitalistic economies sitsfa pesounalstgnytho I enjoyed both of my evenings
is true. o Erpe ad Ysresul a proa tanto njydbt fayeeig
ust l k a iof Europe and America? Yes, which reveals itself in his at Finishing Touches very much,
Just last week American security officers if-if the additional military har- presumpuousegoistial at- even though I am not extremely
discovered a secret room in the U.S. Embassy in dware canbe profitably sold. But titude knowledgeable on theatre. I
Moscow packed with Soviet surveillance gear. who is going to sell to whom? True, the script was not over- thought Sterling and Medrano
Discovery of the equipment, which American of- prodti of addtionl ilitay whelming,butrealistic.sdusban-wecsllentf teurs,
y prducionof aditona miitar dsdo ot lway wak i on which is all that the production
ficials estimate has been operating in the em- hardware will be subsidized by dslderot always walk in on ever intended to be
bassy for at least 20 years, came after in- the various governments, adulterous embraces-unless
vestigators traced wires from bugging devices especially the United States. In do sometimes experience strange If Mr. Peck had read over his
hidden in a shaft in the embassy's south wing. this case, government debts willro changes in their lives, which own review he might perhaps
The fact that embassy officials do not keep bet become really rampant, an in- sometimes include falling in love, have noticed one very large
ter in-house surveillance is almost laughable. creasing threat to the capitalist but a woman does not need the error. If the 500 or so other people
Granted, bugging devices are not easy to detect. economy. This prospect may guiles of Cleopatra to be the o- who attendedWednesday's per-
Bu ihteUS oenetsilsrose-cause Russian Bureaucrats to ject of a man's desire. Sometimes formance were indeed "em-
But with the U.S. government's illustrious ex- "augh ussir sles"rats an attraction can be directed barrassingly appreciative," does
perience with such apparatus, one would think t t cause the o tremle towards one who is not quite as that not say something about Mr.
that their whereabouts wouldn't be their military boots., attractive and interesting as Peck's singular attitude? The
su c a mean feat. Do not the people of the world another. I believe that Mr. Peck term critic in not n'ecessarily
suchtaalmeanefeat.d Doinotithefpeople ofswthe world
And last week's incident wasn't the first time have the right to do away with totaly ovelooalled reahist f synonomous wis nBlackman
embassy officials have faced sudden security economic systems and political
problems right under their own roof. In 1976, it tyranniea whichtpromote in-
took two high school newspaper reporters to people and conflict? Do not the
pols of the eat and of the west
disclose that the Soviets have been bombarding have the right to take, hold and Contact your reps
microwave beams at the embassy's upper floors use the factories, the farms and
since 1959. While the radiation may have been in- other means of life so as to Sen. Donald Riegle (Dem.), 1205 Dirksen Bldg., Washington,
tended to block U.S. eavesdropping efforts provide ample food, security and DA.20510
American officials are still examiinng th ' happiness in a healthful en- Sen. Robert Griffin (Rep.), 353 Russell Bldg., Capitol Hill,
vironment for each man, woman Washington, D.C. 20515
possibility the the microwaves have been used to and child? Do not the peoples of Rep. Carl Pursell (Rep.), 1709 Longworth House Office Bldg.,
physically harm embassy personnel. both the east and the west have Washington, D.C. 20515
Last week's incident should make it clear to not only the right but the duty to
embassy and State Department officials that establish new forms of gover- Sen. Gilbert Bursley (Rep.), Senate, State Capitol Bldg., Lan-
oment which will be based on in- sig, M 83
before the embassy can effectively function as ,a dustrial representation in such Rep. Perry Bullard (Dem.), House of Representatives, State
U.S. voice in Moscow,.it must .learn-who iS ways 'as will be most likely to Capitol Bldg., Lansing, MI48933 .... ','
listening. assure their safety and their hay

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