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19 independents run for MSA

Althought large political parties have held a firm
grip on the Michigan Student Assembly in recent
years, 19 candidates in next week's MSA general
election have chosen to run for the assembly as in-
dependents, with no party affiliation.
These students seem to cite two general objections
to running in one of the large parties. Some say they
would, like to break up the current large-party
domination of MSA; others say they are unwilling to
commit themselves to a predetermined platform.
LSA JUNIOR Bruce Brumberg is one independent
who has been critical of the big parties since the
beginning of the election process. He filed the first of-
ficial complaint to the election director against a par-

ty which he said had a deceptive name.
Brumberg said his goal is "to break the hammer-
lock of the two major parties (currently SABRE:
Student Alliance for Better Representation and PAC:
People's Action Coalition) - they don't represent the
Although he's not making any promises, Brumberg
said he will push to improve the quality of student
life, citing increased library space and a student
supermarket as future projects he would like to see
MSA undertake.
DENTISTRY STUDENT Scott Ellard, also an in-
dependent, said he feels the two major parties are
preoccupied with their own interests, while indepen-
dents are more student-oriented.

Ellard said MSA should be concerned and involved
with schools other than LSA. Now, he said, many
needs of dental students are ignored by MSA.
For example, Ellard said, the dental school is
selecting a new dean and he would like to see MSA get
involved with the search and take an interest in the
acadenic program.
If MSA takes an interest in the dental and other
schools, Ellard said "it will benefit the University
and the students, providing a better education and
Law School independent Reid Butler said MSA's
major concerns should be issues that directly affect
the students, such as the cost of education and
academic and career counseling.

Two more hostages released by Colombian
!guerrillas; 23 remain captive in embassy

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -
Guerrillas released two more hostages
from the occupied Dominican Republic
Embassy yesterday, leaving 23 cap-
tives still inside.
The freed men, both foreigners and
private citizens, were identified as
William Barquero Montiel, a former
Nicaraguan ambassador to Colombia,
and Manuel Lozano, a Spanish importer
who sold liquor and other supplies to a
number of embassies here.
THEY WALKED briskly out of the

embassy, carrying their personal
belongings, and turned a corner to
avoid reporters blocked behind police
Lozano and Barquero Montiel were
among the guests at a Feb. 27 embassy
reception that was invaded by the
guerrillas after a brief gunfight.
The M-19 guerrillas have released six
hostages this week and promised to let
all non-diplomatic hostages out before
Easter. The only remaining captives
not considered to be diplomats are

three Colombians and a Dominican.
U.S. AMBASSADOR Diego Asencio
and the ambassador from the Vatican
are among the 19 foreign diplomats still
held. The-guerrillas had released two
hostages Sunday and two others on
There was a tense moment shortly af-
ter noon yesterday when a shot rang out
from the embassy.
Military police said Mexican Am-
bassador Ricardo Galan called to them.
from the embassy, to say that one of the


guerrillas had accidentally fired his
weapon, but no one was hurt.
THE GUERRILLA occupation of the
embassy enters its 39th day today, with
the 28 terrorists holed up inside and
hundreds of military police and repor-
ters standing vigil outside.. The group
takes its name from the April 19
Movement, which contends that the
1970 presidential elections were rigged.
The Roman Catholic Church, through
its Bogota archbishops, yesterday con-
demned the embassy occupation and
urged the guerrillas to free their
The negotiations between the gover-
nment and the guerrillas were suspen-
ded Thursday until 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Ayala left for a holiday at his house 25
miles from Bogota, although the
presidential press office said he would
be kept aware of developments at the
embassy and could return at a
moment's notice by helicopter.
The embassy, in a quiet residential
neighborhood across the street from the
national university, is surrounded by
police checkpoints which allow only
local residents and reporters with
passes into the area.
Nearly 100 reporters, photographers,
and TV crewmen and as many military
police will maintain their vigil near the
embassy over the weekend.
Officially, the government position
has not been revealed, but well-
informed sources said the government
proposals included two possible com-
One would be to transfer the
prosecution of 305 alleged members of
five guerrilla organizations - 215 of
them from the same guerrilla group as
the embassy captors - from military to
civilian courts.

AP Photo
OAKLAND COUNTY Prosecutor L. Brooks Patterson, during an East Lans-
ing television taping yesterday attacks the proposed settlement of a law
suit over Michigan's over-crowded prisons. The suit was filed by lawyer
Zolton Ferency.
Fe rencPatterson
debate prison refo rm

lawyer Zolton Ferency and conser-
vative prosecutor L. Brooks Patterson
traded jabs and jibes yesterday over a
possible settlement in Ferency's prison
crowding suit forcing release of some
Patterson denounced current
negotiations between Ferency and At-
torney General Frank Kelley's office as
a "conspiracy going on behind closed
doors involving public protection."
FERENCY, for his part, accused the
Oakland County prosecutor of
"Destroying" his oath to uphold the
Constitution through his stand on the
prison issue.
The two old foes went at it on a public
television interview program, often
ignoring the reporters present to
engage in their own shouting match.
Ferency, a long-time advocate of
radical and liberal causes, filed suit in
1976 claiming overcrowding in
Michigan's prisons amounts to uncon-
stitutional cruel and unusual punish-
THE EAST Lansing attorney said
earlier this week he and state officials

are close to a settlement which would
require reducing the prison population
by about 800 between now and October.
Under the agreement, Ferency said,
prison officials would refuse to accept
new inmates sentenced for non-violent
crimes and would release those con-
sidered not dangerous to society.
Patterson, author of a successful 1978
ballot proposal eliminating early
release for serious offenders, said if
inmates were not dangerous to society
"they wouldn't be in prison in first
"I OBJECT TO method and criteria
they're going to.use" to determine who
gets released, said Patterson, who now
is campaigning for reinstatement of
capital punishment.
"The Constitution prohibits cruel and
unusual punishment of people no mat-
ter who they are," Ferency said.
"Overcrowding is unconstitutional
and it has produced intolerable con-
ditions as we have seen in Attica and
New Mexico," lie said.
"You have an obligation as a sworn
lawyer and prosecutor to uphold that
Constitution," Ferency told Patterson.

Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN
Once upon a time, an ardent revolutionary cared so much about his cause that he wanted his feelings to be forever
immortalized on a wall near the Intramural Athletics building. Time passed, cooling the fires of dissent, and smooth-
ing the harshness of the message with a hint of nature.

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Drop in state jobless rate
due to smaller work force

x* *
Cinema Guild-Up in Smoke, 7,8:45,10:15 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Cinema Two-Midnight Express, 7, 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Alternative Action It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 7, 10 p.m.,
MLB 4.
AAFC-Eraserhead, 7, 10:20 p.m.; The Wolf Man, 8:40 p.m., MLB. 3.
Mediatrics-14, 6:30, 9, 11:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Nat. Resources-Territorio Amazonas, Venezuela, 4 p.m., Intl. Ctr.
CEW-"Financial Aid Information," 12 p.m., 328 Thompson.
Ctr. for S. and SE Asian Stud.-Phillip Cunningham, "Thai News
r Magazines," 12 p.m., Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Urban and Regional Planning-Lisa Peattie, "Research, Planning
Practice, and Poverty," 1 p.m., 2216-19 Art and Arch.
LSA Distinguished Faculty Lecture-Gerald Else, "The Humanities
That May Be,"8 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Kwasi Advonum-"The Meaning of African Culture," 8 p.m., Pendleton
Arts Center, Union.
PIRGIM-Walt Bilderback, "Workshop on Guerrilla Theatre," 12-3
p.m., Conf. Rm. 3, Union.
Dance Dept.-"Reminiscing" dance thesis concert, Larry Ham and
Nadine Tringali, 8 p.m., Studio A, Dance Dept.
UAC Musket-"Godspell,"8 p.m., Power Center.
Canterbury Loft-"Harsh Realities and Holy Days," 8 p.m., 332 S. State.
Ark-Red Clay Ramblers, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
WCBN-Pro-Jams-"The Saturday Night Special," 7-9 p.m., "Night
A Flight 88,"9-12 a.m., 88.3 FM.
Classical Studies-"Amphitryon," 8p.m., Angell Hall Foyer.
Army ROTC-Easter Ham Shoot, 10 a.m., ROTC Rifle Range.
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DETROIT (UPI) - Michigan's
unemployment rate dropped slightly to
an estimated 11 per cent in March,
chiefly because of a huge drop in the
number of persons seeking work, the
Michigan Employment' Security Com-
mission (MESC) said yesterday.
MESC Director S. Martin Taylor said
466,000 persons were out of work last
Monday, 15,000 fewer than in February
when the "unemployment rate hit 11.2
per cent.
HOWEVER, Taylor said there were
48,000 fewer persons in Michigan's
work force in March.
"We believe that most of these
workers have dropped out of the state's
labor force because they were unable to
find jobs and became discouraged by
the state's high unemployment rate,"
Taylor said.
Total employment dropped from
3,806,000 in February to 3,773,000 for the
,2 per cent drop in the unemployment
rate, according to MESC estimates.
Michigan's unemployment rate in Mar-
ch 1979 was eight per cent with 341,000
out of work.
EVEN WITH the slight drop,
Michigan's unemployment rate was
nearly double the national average. The
Labor Department said the nation's
unemployment rate rose from six per
cent in February to 6.2 per cent in Mar-

ch with 6,438,000 out of work.
Taylor said the drop in employment
was due largely to job losses in both the
manufacturing industries and non-
manufacturing industries, such as
retail stores.
Most industries around the state are
feeling the effects of soaring inflation,
high unemployment and tightening
credit - all of which are cutting into
consumer purchasing power, he said.
AND THE JOB outlook for coming
months remains poor, Taylor said, with
domestic car production expected to
remain significantly lower than last
year's levels.
Taylor said the MESC has had to
borrow $330 million so far this year for
the state's Unemployment Compen-
sationTrust Fund from which unem-
ployment benefits are paid.
He said the loans will carry the fund
through April when the state will
realize a substantial income from em-
ployer tax payments. However, he said
the MESC may have to seek more loans
later this year to bolster the fund fur-
Taylor estimated the MESC curren-
tly is paying unemployment benefits to
more than 365,000 claimants. But while
the fund is running low, he said unem-
ployed workers do not face any benefits

Striking of the New Fire.
Lighting of the Paschal Candle and Procession.
Chanting of the Easter Proclamation.
Reading of the Prophecies.
Holy Baptism and Renewal of the Baptismal Covenant.
The First Eucharist of Easter.
2309 PACKARD ROAD 4 blocks E. of Stadium



Come join other students and church members in this
service of remembrance and celebration!


11:30 pm-12:15 an

First Presbyterian Church
1432 W shten w
(between Hill and S. University)

There will be a series of
to be held
Tues. April 8 through Thurs. April 10
Honors seniors in each field will present the different aspects
of their respective majors. They will explain the potential
advantages of choosing an HONORS-vs.-NONWHONORS
majors, clarify the differences between the two programs,
and most importantly, let you know exactly what is involved
in the writing of an honors thesis. The career opportunities
associated with each major will also be explained.

All speakers of English as a second language* are invited
to take nart in an exerimentaltet.. ...Ln Innim...a

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