The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 24, 1981-Page 3
ABOVE IS THE Jan. 18 edition of the Algiers newspaper El Moudjahid on which some of the American ex-hostages signed their
autographs while aboard the Air Algerie aircraft that brought them from Iran. Note the swastika that one of the hostages drew on a
picture of Iranian Leader Khomeini in the lower right corner,
Former hostage says he would
By DAVID SPAK
The on-again, off-again Viewpoint
Lecture Series is off for this term but
could resurface next year, according to
lecture series officials.
There is only a small chance that a
previously scheduled lecture by Jewish
author Elie Weisal will proceed, said
University Activities Center officers
who sponsor the lecture series.
UAC PRESIDENT Neale Atten-
borough said earlier this week his
organization has not budgeted any
money for the financially ailing lecture
series this term. Pending a UAC review
of ail its programs, Attenborough said,
Viewpoint will probably receive funds
again next year.
Those UAC programs, - which in-
clude Viewpoint, Homecoming,
Michigras, Mediatrics and the Soun-
dstage Coffeehouse - are currently
The lecture series was plagued with
financial problems last term. Its three
programs - an appearance by con-
sumer advocate Ralph Nader, a debate
between commentators Shana Alexan-
der and James Kilpatrick, and a speech
by ormer Yippie Abbie Hoffman - lost
money because of low audience tur&
debate was the most popular event,
drawing more than 1,300 spectators.
UAC gave Viewpoint $17,000 to spongy-
sor programs during last term, and lec-..
ture series officials spent almost $16,000
of that allotment. Revenue from ticket
fees, however, was only $6,500.
Viewpoint ChairWoman Michele Car-.,
ter said she and her staff are surveying
students to determine what they want
in a lecture program like Viewpoint.
"WE'RE ASKING - what prices-
students will pay to see speakers, who,,
they want to see, and at what time they
want to see them," Carter said.
Viewpoint may have been getting too
big for UAC to support, Carter said.
Most of UAC's programs are smaller,
and need less money.
"I'm strongly urging UAC to let
Viewpoint go out on its own, but I don't.
want (the relationship) to end
altogether," Carter said. "Viewpoint,
just got too big for UAC."
Attenborough said any of
Viewpoint's financial problems don't
reflect on the rest of UAC's programs.,
"UAC," he said, "is fine."
return to i
WEISBADEN, West Germany (AP)-Bruce German
planned to spend 19 months among the finance books of
the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Instead, he encountered
"total terror" at the wrong end of a sub-machine gun.
German, the embassy budget officer from Wilkes-
Barre, Pa., yesterday described the nightmare of fear and
the tangle of emotions that began when Iranians swarmed
through the gates of the embassy on Nov. 4, 1979, seizing
the Americans inside.
"ALL OF A SUDDEN, we heard the racket and the
crowd cheering and yelling and screaming," he said out-
side the U.S. Air Force hospital where he and 51 other
Americans were being examined and treated after their
"We were told to move upstairs to a safer location, and
a few minutes later we moved up to the top floor and
barricaded ourselves in." ,
During their captivity, some of them communicated by.
tapping on walls in their embassy prison. Attempts to
communicate led to what some of the former captives
called "The Night of the Gestapo."
"THEY HAD REPORTS that we were passing notes
and communicating and some of the guys may have had
ehran, ina a
weapons-how that was possible I don't know-so they
brought in these goons with the Uzis and G-3s (automatic
rifles) and shook the place down. And we assumed the
classic position against the walls with our blindfolds, and
they cocked the guns in our ears, and we experienced total
German said he personally experienced no physical tor-
ture but "psychologically and mentally-absolutely."
Of his captors, he said, "Let it be known that these were
not students.. . these were pure and simple terrorists."
MOST OF THE returnees were catching up on the news
be viewing taped broadcasts of the events during their
captivity, but of news of the hostages themselves, German
said, "some of us preferred not to watch it ... It's like re-
living a horror. I don't think we are ready for that yet. If
you have a wound, why pour salt in it?"
German said the most important thing for him now was
the reunion with his wife, Marge. "She's been my rock."
And, although he said he had his doubts during his cap-
tivity, German said yesterday he thought President Car-
ter had done the best he could in handling the crisis.
Would he ever go back to Iran?f
"Only in a B-52."
Dealer may be putting.
embalming fluid in pot,
... freed from "total terpor"
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By KEVIN TOTTIS
Tudor Bradley, whose term as general manager of
the University Cellar Bookstore has been plagued
with financial problems and employee unrest,
Bradley, a controversial figure since hired in 1977,
was given the option of resigning by the store's board
of directors, board member Kathleen Dannemiller
THE FORMER manager would not enumerate, but
said "a combination of things" played into his
resignation. "Hopefully the store will be better for
it," he said.
"There was concern over his position, partially due
to changes in store policy," Matthew Neumeier,
board president said.
When Bradley was hired in 1977, he attempted to
impose a hierarchical management structure in the
store. Such a system is common in most
businesses-including the department store Bradley
had managed-where there is a manager, assistant
manager, etc. Prior to his hiring, the Cellar's depar-
tments were decentralized and employees took part
in the decision-making process.
THIS CHANGE added to a growing employee
dissatisfaction, Dannemiller said. In fall 1978, they
joined the Industrial Workers of the World labor
After long negotiations, the board and employees
agreed on a structure in which employees again could
take part in decision-making. This final decision con-
tained many changes including adding two union
members to the Cellar's Board of Directors.
Because of the changes, Bradley's position was
reviewed and he was asked by the board to resign.
THE BOARD IS now deciding how to fill his
position, Neumeier said.
"At this point we're going to do a comprehensive
review, the board president explained. "I do not see
an identical replacement.
"We will be talking about it," he continued. "We
certainly don't want to cause any mde -confrbn-
Neumeier added it will be "a couple of months"
before any decisions are made on Bradley's
Assistant manager John Sappington is acting
general manager until a replacement can be found.
BATTLE CREEK (UPI)-A drug
dealer in Calhoun County apparently is
treating marijuana with embalming
fluid, county officials said yesterday,
warning that users may suffer diz-
ziness, blindness, and severe
In a joint statement, the Battle Creek
Police Department and Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department said several per-
sons have become ill from smoking the
tainted marijuana, including some who
The source of the contamination was
believed to be a number of cases of em-
balming fluid, bearing the trade name
Omega, which were stolen recently
from the Perry Funeral Home in Battle
AUTHORITIES SAID they believe
the tainted marijuana has been
distributed only in Calhoun County.
Anyone who may have used such
marijuana was urged to seek medical
Embalming fluid-a clear liquid with
a formeldahyde base-may create a
burning sensation in the mouth and lips
when it is smoked in a marijuana.
cigarette, authorities said.
"It's rather new to me," McDonagh
said: "But what they are doing is
"The reasoning for it is that this
would give you a higher high.
"We know four or five people got
violently sick. The Rrimary hazard is to
the central nervous system. It could
cause blindness or respiratory con-
vulsions," he said. "We got on the air
with this right away because we wanted
to inform the people. We don't know
how widespread this is."
The gas produced b smoking em-
balming fluid also may produce diz-
ziness and vomiting. It affects the cen-
tral nervous system and harms the
. mucous membrane in the throat and
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