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Vol. XC, No. 157

News Phone: 764-0552

Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

Spying no j
WE HAVE TO say one thing for
CIA Director Stansfield Turner:
The man has guts. No coward could
have stood before a convention of
newspaper editors and told them that
the agency has every right to press
journalists into service as CIA
Admiral Turner indicated to the
editors that he could not really see any
validity in their arguments against the
Agency's policy. He even suggested
that he would expect any reporter ap-
proached to go along with the proposal.
"I think a lot of correspondents are
patriotic enough to do this," the
jingoistic admiral noted.
Turner seems to lack any respect or
understanding of the role of the press

ob for press
abroad. It is vitally important to
Americans that foreign corresponden-
ts be able to gather news in as free and
unrestricted an environment as
possible. If reports begin to come out
that newspeople are being used as
Agency lackeys, it will severely impair
the work of all journalists in other
When Iran threw U.S. journalists out
of the country, the action appeared to
the world as unjustified and ar-
bitrary. If Turner had his way, Iran
would have had every right to expel the
journalists: Any country that
discovers spies in its midst can justify
ridding itself of them. We can only
hope that Turner does not succeed in
his goal of calling all journalists' in-
tegrity into doubt.

After talking it over with my
wife, mother, sisters, brothers,
children, and two neighbors, I
sensed a real groundswell for my
idea. And so like any responsible
citizen, I decided to run for the
As a first step I went to the New
York office of Jones, Black, and
Gold, the noted P.R. team.
"Image makers to the Elected,"
read the sign over the door. En-
tering the large outer office, I
was' greeted by a young, well-
dressed secretary. When she
heard of my visit, she made a
short phone call, then ushered me
into Mr. Black's office. "He han-
dles all of our national office"
clients," she told me.
"Welcome mister, ah, Mr.
Meredith," he said stepping
around a large wooden desk and
extending his hand. "So you'd
like to be the President, hey?
Well, have a seatand let's talk."
"YES, THANK YOU," I said,
"I have some very strong ideas for
changing the econ.."
"Yes, of course," he cut in.
"How tall are you?"
"Five-six, now about in-
"Five-six, OK, we'll use one-
and-a-half inch lifts. Now smile
for me. Very good."

It's not where
you stand, it
how you stand
By Russ Meredith

group do you belong to?"
"I'm Irish Catholic; but
"Oh, that's bad," the smile was
replaced by a long frown.
"There's already one in the race.
Any other groups?"
"WELL, PM PART Welsh."
"Wonderful, we'll do great with
the coal miners, and they're good;
for 150,175, maybe 200 delegates.
By the way, which party did you
say we'd run in?"
"It's Republican; and on the!
econ . . ."
"Oh, good," the smile came
back again, "then that Irish'
Catholic won't hurt us- so muchO
"Mr. Black," I interrupted, "I
want to be the President of the
United States-don't you think it
would be a good idea to see where
I stand on the issues?"
"Issues!" recoiled Mr. Black in
a somewhat offended tones.
"Look, Mr. Meredith, I'm trying
to run a serious campaign. If you
want to keep bringing up the
'issues,' well then there's nothin
more for us to talk about. Good
day to you, sir."
Russ Meredith is a senior
majoring in political science
and economics.

"OK, now, Mr. Black, about
foreign pol ... "
"Are you married?" he asked
without giving a hint of listening
to me.
"Yes, I'm married. Now I'd
take a harder line with our
NATO . . ."
"Yes, yes. Do you have a pic-
ture of the family?"
I reached into my pocket,
removed my wallet, and took out
a recent photo-taken after I was,
discharged-and handed it over
the desk to him.
"GOOD," he said, smiling lile
a shark in a blood bank, "This is

very good. Your wife is shorter
than you are; and a little girl;
and a baby-oh, I just love it."
"I'm glad you like the family.
Now about Afghan .. "
"Sure, sure; now wave with
your right hand. Higher. OK, now
both hands. Show more palm
with the left. Oh, you do that very
well, Mr. President."
"Thank you, Mr. Black," I
replied, with my face turning as
red as the bottoms of all the,
babies I was willing to kiss.
"Now, on the subject of the Soviet
Un ... " I started.
"In a minute. What ethnic

Save Women's
IN A SCHOOL as large as the College long peri
of Literature, Science, and the Arts, more than
surely there are enough directives, the axe is
edicts, and rulings to make one's head is indefinit
spin. While th
Exemptions from an LSA ruling concern, t]
have to be infrequent, lest all connec- program is
ted with the school be drowned in the addressed
maze of bureaucratic laws and coun- seem adeq
ter-laws. But at least one exemption according
must now be made. and stud
The Women's Studies Program as it College sh
now exists may be on the line. The as well.
LSA Executive Committee-the panel The pro
that handles faculty hiring and many out profes.
policies within the school-will be ad- Program.
dressing, and perhaps determining, that only
the future of Women's Studies at the were int
University. Women's
whose fie
Specifically, the committee will be Program's
considering a ruling that was passed get relea
by the College last year. Under it, no tments
graduate student teaching assistant Frye ha
may instruct classes above the 300- tment hea
level. Thus far, the exemptions gran- bers totea
ted by the committee to the rule can be Buts tho
counted on one hand-and those excep- for the los
tions have usually been only for a few depar
single term. ply. And
If Women's Studies is to continue in Committe
good health, it needs indefinite im- Program
munity from that decree. Because of money is e
the budget and power allotted it by Yesterdc
LSA, the Program has no teaching stration cr
faculty of its own. About half its year turn(
classes are instructed by TAs, which Women's S
would mean that there could no longer students,
be a major in Women's Studies if the Universit
exemption were not granted and TAs Committe
were no longer allowed to teach those Studies fr
upper-level courses. faculty is a
LSA Dean Billy Frye's recommen- The rul
dation to the committee to give the improve tl
Program a one-year reprieve is cheer- undergrad
ful news, coming from one who earlier it would,
seemed to be staunchly in favor of program v
upholding the LSA law. But the year- posed inter


od will amount to nothing
an extended vacation before
swung, unless the exemption
ely extended.
e TA issue is the immediate
he long-term viability of the
s a bigger issue that must be
. For the time being, TAs
quately equipped to instruct,
to favorable LSA findings
ent evaluations. But the
ould strive to bring faculty in
blem seems to be ferreting
sors qualified to teach in the
An LSA survey revealed
13 current LSA professors
erested in teaching a.
Studies course; even those
lds actually jibe with the
s needs might not be able to
se-time from their depar-
s pledged to speak to depar-
ds about freeing staff mem-
ich Women's Studies classes.
ut LSA money to comrpensate
s of faculty members, very
tments could afford to com-
Frye and the Executive
ee have made sure the
knows that that sort of
xtremely scarce.
ay, one of the largest demon-
owds the Diag has seen this
ed out to show support for
Studies. On behalf of all those
and for the good of the
y overall, the Executive
e must exempt Women's
om the 300-level rule until
available to teach.
e, after all, was created to
he quality of the University
tuate instruction. How ironic
be if such an important
were eliminated in the sup-
rests of quality.

? Ia
x".. ... i
. f ' ,19 0 Ta
'Cut? Me?! Then I'll start my own league, dammit!"


Radicals' stifle nuclear pow

To the Daily:
Permit me to comment on what
has struck me as one of the most
glaring paradoxes of the past few
weeks. By this I am referring to
the recent spate of anti-nuclear
power demonstrations on the an-
niversary of the Three-Mile
Island incident, while at the same
time more than a hundred oil
riggers were dying a slow and
doubtless horrible death in the
icy waters of the North Sea. Yet
we see no demonstration for
these men and the thousands of
others who have given their lives
to extract oil and coal from such
inhospitable places.
And what of the thousands of
coal miners slowly dying of black
lung disease? No commercial
nuclear reactor has ever killed a
single person, yet this is what all
the protest marches are against.
The anti-nuclear groups seem to
be protesting the solution to such
death and destruction, not the
cause. Without nuclear power,
we will be forced to drill in even
more dangerous climes, strip-
mine more landscapes and
hillsides for coal, and to delve
ever deeper into the earth's
dangerous depths to fuel our
world. And what comes of all that
coal and oil? That which does not
end up on the beaches after an oil
spill is burned, quite inefficiently,
in boilers that belch out soot, car-
bon dioxide, sulfer dioxide,
nitrogen oxides, and potent car-
cinogens into our air by the ton.
I would much rather live next
door to the Three Mile Island
facility than live twenty-five

miles downwind from a coal- or
oil-fired power plant.
How many more miners must
die in cave-ins before we come to
our senses? How many more
beaches must be fouled by oil
spills? How much more carbon
dioxide must we pump into the
atmosphere, affecting the global
climactic systems upon which
our very existence depends? How
many more billions of dollars
must we pay the Arabs for their
ever more expensive oil?
Nuclear energy is the solution
to all these problems, yet it is the
option we have been most
hesitant to make use of. And
why? Because a mere handful of
radicals and drop-outs, the flot-
sam and jetsam of society, have
seen fit to decide the future cour-
se of the world for us. Questions
of technology and its applications
must be settled by knowledgeable
people, not ignorant masses. Why
do we listen to the Jane Fondas
and the Ralph Naders of this
world? They know not of what
they speak, yet they speak it all
the same. When I wish to learn of
physics, I speak to a physicist,
not an actress.
And where is their popular
support? Barely two hundred
people showed up for the anti-
nuclear rallies in Harrisburg,
where all this got started, and.
roughly the same number were
present here at the University, a
school of more than thirty
thousand. Yet they received
coverage in the press that the
Republican National Convention
would be proud to receive.

Also, ballot referendums con-
sistently show that the public-
favors the increased use of
nuclear energy. In liberal,
socialistic Sweden, the margin of
victory was nearly 60 per cent,
and in this country and elsewhere
the majority clearly favors
nuclear energy. This is a fact that
PIRGIM and the Arbor Alliance
consistently fail to recognize:
that given a free choice, based on
all available facts, the Verdict is
clearly in favor of nuclear power.
One can hope that in the end,
reason will prevail;' that more

er use
reactors will be built, so that we
may someday become energy
self-sufficient; that we may
avenge the deaths of those who
have given, and will give, their
lives to extract coal and oil from
the ever-diminishing hoard of the
earth. Yet with every no-nuki
demonstration that passes by, I
am certain the slain oil riggers lie
that much more uneasily in their
cold, watery graves.
-G. J. Niedzielski
President, The
League for a Rational
Energy Policy
April 16

Bouncer story assailed

To the Daily:
An article appeared on the
front page of the Daily on April 8
entitled, "Second Chance Boun-
cers Charged with Assault." It
contained the author's (Nick
Katsarelas) supposedly objective
account of the arraignment of
two bouncers who work at the
Second Chance for offenses con-
nected with their jobs at the bar.
Katsarelas' apparent thesis ap-
pears in the fourth paragraph
and reads, "The arraignment
seemed to be one small part of
what appears to be a larger pic-
ture of unnecessary force and
provocation by some of the
Second Chance bouncers."
A reporter who bases his story
on "what appears to be" can har-
dly be called responsible. This
account is far from the objective
writing which should appear on
the pages of the Daily. The article
serves only to insinuate that the
Second Chance tolerates the
bouncers' assaults on customers
without provocation. Not only is
this insinuated, but bits of
isolated incidents are reported,

by the bouncers at the Second
Chance. Mr. Dalder and Mr. Ab-
bott are needlessly humiliated by
being taken as examples and by
being pictured beside the article
on the front page of the Daily.
Katsarelas has included some
unnecessary facts and deleted
some very important facts vital
to the objectivity of his article.
For example, Mr. Dalder's place
of residence need not be in-
cluded in the article (Mr. Ab-
bott's was not). Katsarelas fails
to get all of the facts connected
with the incident which occurred
on a Friday night when three
Daily reporters visited Second
Chance. He states that a bouncer
struck a customer "with no ap-
parent reason." However, Kat-
sarelas cannot be sure and is thusO
misleading his readers. He fails
to include what the job of a boun-
cer is like. He has forgotten to
mention the drunk and obnoxious
patrons at the bar who harass the
waitresses and taunt the boun-
cers. The bouncer's side of the
story is completely forgotten,
hardly allowing for an objective
ne - -e-ma"+ of .a ..i+ o4:-

How about listening?

To the Daily:
I would like to make a
suggestion which will probably
nrnov to he verv unnnnlar nn

sensitive, but I can't help getting
annoyed when I hear a student
(call him X) putting down

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