The Michigan Daily-Wednesday; January 16, 1980-Page 5
Soviets crackdown on
dissenters -Amnesty Int'l
Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
Lewis Lapham, editor ofHarper's Magazine, speaks at yesterday's Hopwood awards ceremony where he attacked
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exclaimed. "I did it to please my held ea4
T.A. It was at her urging," she said. students
The ceremony was presided over A new
by Prof. John Aldridge, chairman of the Jef
the Hopwood committee. The judges Prizesv
for this year's contest were English the frien
professors Robert Haugh, Cecil Eby, Jeffrey
and James Gindin, and Geography formerl
'Prof. John Kolars. killed in;
THE HOPWOOD contest was earned
founded in 1931 with an endowment Michiga
from the estate of 1905 alumnus degree a
Avery Hopwood, a successful a doctor
playwright. Underclassperson Thewi
awards are distributed each are: U
January. A contest open to both un- Anne-R
dergraduate and graduate students Dreyer,
is held each spring. Anthony
The spring contest consists of two Rapport
divisions; the Major awards, open to U
graduate students and seniors, and JohnJ
or Awards, open to all un-
uates. A small contest is
ch summer and is open to
at all levels.
frey Weisberg Memorial
was established this year by
rds and family of the late
Weisberg. Weisberg was a
Hopwood winner who was
an auto accident in 1977. He
a bachelor's degree from
n in 1972 and a master's
year later. He was awarded
ate posthumously in1977.
inners of this year's contest
-Marie Strass, $250; Ellen
$200; Angela Harris, $200;
McReynolds, $200; Lisa
Jackson, $200; Ursula Mc-
Pike, $200; David Nolta, $200.
Anthony So, $100; Richard
Loranger, $75; Madison Singleton,
Alessandra Iaderos, $75;
Rapport, $75; Lisa Rapport,
Mary Liles, $50.
John Glowney, $100.
Academy of American Poets Award
Anna Nissen, $100.
Sara Cahill, $40; John Jackson,
Jeffrey Weisberg Memorial Prize
Susan Martinez, $100.
Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship
Tish O'Dowd Ezekiel, $500; Peggy
Russo, $500; Kathryn Gordon, $250;
David Victor, $250.
LONDON (AP) - Amnesty Inter-
national said yesterday the Soviet
Union for the past three months has.
been conducting a "major" new crack-
down on dissidents, a roundup seen by
some as a cleansing operation before
the Summer Olympics in Moscow.
At least one prominent Soviet
dissident said he believes the new cam-
paign by Soviet authorities is also
directly related to the Kremlin's
military intervention in Afghanistan.
In the latest reported arrest,
dissidents in Moscow said yesterday
that Father Dmitri Dudko, a Russian
Orthodox priest whose outspoken
writing and preaching have brought
him in conflict with Soviet authorities
for the past seven years, had been
detained by police.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, a
London-based human rights group, said
in a report that more than 40 persons
have been arrested or tried in the past
three months for the "non-violent exer-
cise of human rights." The report,
which dealt only with the Soviet Union,
said several have been . given long
prison sentences and at least two were
sent to special psychiatric hospitals.
"It became evident over the past
several months that authorities were
getting distinctly tougher and more
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for someone with "literary and scho-
lastic attainments, P truthfulness,
courage ... devotion to duty, exhibition
of moral force of character and of in-
stincts to lead and... physical vigor.
Those who know Fedorowycz
describe him as precisely this type of
well-rounded person. "In the first
place, he had the ability on paper. He
had an active, multiform background.
He is a pleasant, charming personality
with an academic solidarity to him,"
said Henry Peiter, Director of Study
Aside from his activity in soccer,
Fedorowycz is also a talented skier who
has won several gold and silver medals
in National Standard Ski Races. During
the summer he helped organize an
Outward Bound-type camp in the
EVEN WITH all these qualifications,
Fedorowycz had to pas through a long
and detailed screening process. After
two students are selected from the
University, they to to a state screening
committee, along with 27 other in-state
repressive in their treatment of several
strains of dissent," said Clayton Yeo,
deputy head of research for the
Yeo said a "distinct freeze" on free
expression is now evident in Russia and
noted its timing - before this sum-
mer's Olympic Games and during the
international outcry over the Soviet
Union's intervention in Afghanistan
that began in December.
"WE WOULD certainly want to draw
attention. . . to the fact it comes before
the Olympics and before a period in
which there will be a lot of international
concern," the Amnesty spokesman
Soviet dissident Alexander Ginzburg
said he believes the latest crackdown is
directly related to Afghanistan.
"Many arrests of dissidents occurred
before the invasion of Afghanistan," he
GINZBURG TOLD The Times
newspaper during a London visit, "We
thought they were connected with the
Olympic Games. I now realize that
those arrested were important in
publicity in our organization and would
therefore have been the most outspoken
critics of the invasion. That's why they
Ginzburg himself had been arrested
along with dissidents Yuri Orlov and
Anatoly Shcharansky during a similar
Soviet crackdown on dissent. All were
tried and sentenced to labor camp or
prison, but Ginzburg was released in a
U.S.-Soviet prisoner swap last year.
Amnesty, which was awarded- the
Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for its work in
human rights, declared in its report on
Soviet dissidents that "the crackdown
appears to be countrywide."
"IT SAID those arrested in the past
three months were active in a wide
range of dissent - human rights
monitors as well as religious believers,
would-be emigrants, campaigners for
the rights of national independent trade
Although the Soviet government an'-
nounced an amnesty last fall for certain
categories of women and juvenile
prisoners timed to the Internationale
Year of the Child, "we don't know yet of
any political prisoners being released
under this," Yeo said.
"We had hoped that the authorities
would release a significant number of
prisoners of conscience," an Amnesty
spokesman said. "But so far the major
development has been an increase in
the number of arrests and trials."
COUNTER-CULTURE DOUBLE BILL
From the 1960's
(at 7:00 only)
Directed by Roger Corman, screenplay by Jack. Nicholson and starring PETER
FONDA, DENNIS HOPPER, BRUCE DERN and SUSAN STRASBERG. Fonda is a
T.V. director, disillusioned with his life and career, who experiments with
LSD. Corman gives us a colorfully psychedelic trip. Short: IN THE SWEET PIE
HEAD (&t 9:05 only)
Directed by Bob Rcfelson, Screenplay by, Jack Nicholson and starring THE
MONKEES, FRANK ZAPPA, TIMOTHY CAREY, ANNETTE FUNICELLO & SONNY,,
LISTON. A cult favorite-with the director compiling all his favorite films into
KENNEDY QUESTIONS ACCURACY:
Chappaquiddick reports attacked
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WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Edward
Kennedy yesterday attacked the ac-
curacy of two investigative reports that
ised fresh questions about whether he
7told the truth about Chappaquiddick.
He said he would have been foolish to
start a presidential campaign if he
were hiding the truth about the
automobile accident that took Mary Jo
As he has almost since the accident
on July 18, 1969, Kennedy stuck to his
version of the tragedy, and said one of
the new reports-published by the
Washington Star- "is wrong, is wrong,
dead wrong. '
THE SENATOR and several of his
technical experts retained charged
there were serious errors in the Star
account and in another report published
hours earlier by Reader's Digest.
But the reports, which challenge
anew Kennedy's testimony about the
current he encountered when he swam
from Chappaquiddick Island back to
Edgartown after the accident, demon-.
trated that questions about the
nator's conduct continue to sur-
face-less than a week before he faces
the first popular test in his presidential
The Massachusetts senator had just
returned to Washington from Iowa,
where he sought votes for the Jan. 21
precinct caucuses, when the Reader's
Digest report and supporting con-
sultants' studies were released Monday
LESS THAN 24 hours later, after a
*ews conference called by his top aides
and technical experts bogged down in
some confusion over the complexity of
the reports and Kennedy's replies, the
senator himself met with a group of
reporters and charged that both ar-
ticles wre erroneous.
Kennedy asserted that "independent
experts who have studied the tidal
currents and the topography of Chappa-
quiddick on the night of the accident
support the facts as I testified to them."
As he departed for a campaign trip to
New England, Kennedy told reporters
who met him at National Airport:
"When I announced for president, I
knew that the issue would be raised. I
also knew there would be nothing new
that could come up that would question
my testimony because the way I
testified is the way it happened.
"IT WOULD have made absolutely
no sense to launch on a campaign for
the presidency if there were hidden fac-
ts or if the tragedy happened to be other
than the way I testified."
The rebirth of the Chappaquiddick
issue came when the Kennedy camp
was on an emotional high over the en-
dorsement the senator was about to win
from Douglas Fraser, United Auto
Workers (UAW) union president.
Fraser confirmed that endorsement
yesterday, even as the Star, published
newly obtained information concerning
changes in the Massachusetts island's
topography and its purported effect on
The newspaper said that government
data on currents-which the Associated
Press used in a 1976 study that cast
doubt on the senator's account of his.
swim-actually were obsolete at the
time of the accident and that Kennedy
would have been swept inland, rather
than out to sea as he testified.
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP)-
Czech master cook Vilem Vrabec, 78, is
the author of 23 cookery books.
Almost 2 million copies of his books
have been printed in a variety of
He now is working on a mushroom
book that will contain more than 500
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