The Michigan Dolly-Tuesday, July 18, 1978-Page 3
Pro remembers native USSR
By MICHAEL ARKUSH sentencing dissidents Anatoly Shcharansky and changes which they need badly, it might
Lev Lifshitz-Losev has a dream. He sees himself Aleksandr Ginzburg. He called the action part of a more effective way of pressuring them," he
back in his native Russia with all his friends and fellow Soviet plan to crack down on dissidents and dissuade Since the Carter administration initiated
poets. But the dream abruptly ends when he realizes other Russians from joining the dissident movement. stance on human rights, many observers hs
that a return voyage to the Soviet Union would only be He added that many Russians may become frightened ded the publicity has harmed, and not enh
a one-way ticket. after seeing the stiff sentences handed down to the two dissidents' human rights struggle. White
"I realize that Russian society wouldn't change and dissidents last week. ficials have privately told President Carl
there I'd be again without any chance of returning to "But just like those Russians who survived the Stalin down his human rights policy so the Soy
the United States. In fact, I am quite relieved when I years, there are going to be many dissidents who become more lenient.
wake up," said Lifshitz. . couldn't be frightened and who realizethat in the end
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LIFSHITZ, WHO immigrated to the U.S. from
Leningrad in 1976, is a University associate professor
at the Slavic Languages Department.
Looking back at his native Russia, the former
Leningrad resident sharply criticized the Soviets for
their long struggle will be justiied," said Lifshitz.
LIFSHITZ PRAISED the human rights slogans of
the Carter administration but called for more active
methods to pressure the Soviets.
"I hink that by not giving them the cultural ex-
l.IFSH ITZ DEN NUT beleve the administration s
human rights policy has hurt the dissidents.
"The more publicity created by the American
President's position is good for the dissidents," he said.
"With more publicity, the news travels faster to the or-
See PROF, Page 6
Ex-TA unhappy with
By MITCH CANTOR
Wendy Schacknow, who was told
yesterday why her teaching assistan-
tship was discontinued for this year,
says she is not satisfied with the ex-
planation she received.
The former Theatre Movement
teaching assistant (TA) was given ver-
bal notice last April of her job denial by
a department official. Schacknow had
received no written explanation or
notification of her position rejection
'If I wasn't qualified
... how come I was
hired for a year?'
prior to yesterday. After sending five
letters to University officials, she was
informed of the reason behind her
EDGAR WILLIS, chairman of the
Speech Communications and Theatre
Department, wrote in his reply that
Schacknow "did not have sufficient
background in theatre to provide the in-
struction we need."
Schacknow, though not surprised,
was unhappy with the reply.
"I think it's the most ridiculous thing
I ever heard in my life. If I wasn't
qualified ... how come I was hired for
a year?" Schacknow said.
"I THINK it's a cover-up. There was
pressure put on him (Willis) to an-
swer," she charged.
Schacknow blamed her rejection on
"personality conflicts" between herself
and other department members. She
declined to name the faculty members
Like Schacknow, her replacement
received a degree from the University's
dance department. "The only thing he
has that I have no training in is mime,"
Graduate Employees Organization
(GEO) President Mike Clark did not
question the explanation Schacknow
received. "In all honesty I would
have to say that it's justified," he said.
But he added that personal conflicts
within the department could have
played some part in the decision.
"THAT KIND OF thing (personal dif-
ferences) is hard to pin down. It
wouldn't be unusual in any Theatre
department anywhere," Clark said.
Clark's main complaint about
Schacknow's dismissal was "the way it
was handled,",referring to the lack of
written comminication between the
University and the former TA.
"If we graduate student assistants
had been under contract she'd have
grounds for a grievance-no two ways
about that," Clark said.
THOUGH SCHACKNOW said she
does not intend to attempt any legal ac-
See EX-TA, Page 14
i nmgr o rga re tnig up
Some people can't chew gum and walk at the same time and these jugglers
would really put them to shame. The jugglers paraded through Eugene, Oregon,
as part of the 31st Juggler's Association convention.
A 29-year-old Ypsilanti man was arrested yester-
day on an open charge of murder in connection with
the shooting death of another Ypsilanti man Sunday
afternoon. Ann Arbor police responded to a can at
1:01 a.m. to 2005 Huron Parkway where they found
Raymond Duckete had been shot three times in the
hip, arm and head with a .32-caliber revolver.
Charged in the murder is Tyrone Wiley, whose ex-
wife lives at the Huron Parkway address. Wiley
reportedly went to his ex-wife's home to pick up his,
children when ge got into an argument with
Happenings .. a
. . begin at the School of Art's Slusser Gallery
with a showing of the works of Pamela Ziemba-
Kladzyk, a University alum. The showing runs from
9-4, Monday through Friday, until August 5 .. .
the Revolutionary Communists Youth Brigade
sponsors a program discussing the Bakke decision
at 7 in the International Center, next to the Union.. .
candidates vying for the position of Washtenaw
County juvenile court judge meet for an open forum
at 8 in the lower cafeteria of Ypsilanti High School.
Prisoners with time on their hands in Seattle's
King County Jail can't use reading as an escape.
The jail's library screens books for information that
might help prisoners break out. The library does,
however, stock other books which might lead to
legal exit from the slammer. Jail librarian Don
Willis said he gets 2,500 requests a year for material
on the criminal justice system. At least two
prisoners have had their convictions reversed after
studying the jail's law literature, he said. The
facility's 690 prisoners aren't allowed to bring in
any of their own books or have books brought in by
visitors. The jail library has just two rules for selec-
tions of its titles: no books on how to make bombs or
how to pick locks. Aw, come on-give the prisoners
a break. -
There's a hitch
The good thing about David Brannen's trailer is
that it's small enough to fit in tight places. The bad
thing is it only sleeps one. But that hasn't posed
much of a problem-thus far to no one else has been
dying to use it. The California Department of Motor
Vehicles registration lists its body type as "1973
model coffin." The 23-year-old West Covina, Calif.
mechanic says he originally bought the coffin to
makea stereo cabinet, but decided it would make
a better trailer and portable bed. So he hooked it up
to his motorcycle, put it on wheels and now he's
ready to roll-or rest peacefully when the rolling
On the outside
Let a smile be your umbrella and you may end
up getting wet today. There's a chance-of afternoon
thundershowers as the humidity rises and the tem-
perature climbs into the mid-80s.