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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, March 24, 1981-Page 7

KKK activity disturbs
new state FBI director

DETROIT (UPI) - The new director
of FBI operations in Michigan said
yesterday the increase of Ku Klux Klan
activities remains a "definite" concern
of the agency.
"It (Klan activity) is a definite and
legitimate concern," said Wayne
Davis,.the first black chief of the FBI in
Michigan. "The upsurge of Klan ac-
tivity is something to be concerned
HE NOTED, however, the FBI was
somewhat limited in its investigative
powers regarding the Klan and other
racist groups.
"In the past we were able to obtain in-
formation on these'people through sur-
veillance," he said. "Now, if no laws
are being broken, we can't begin in-
Recently, a group of men identified
as Klansmen were convicted of
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terrorizing a black man at a white bar
in Detroit. And in Battle Creek, crosses
were burned on the lawns of some black
DAVIS, 43, began his career with the
FBI in Detroit in 1963 and served as an
agent in Newark, N.J., and
Washington, D.C. In 1970, he was
assigned supervisory duties at FBI
headquarters, including responsibility
for the bureau's Equal Opportunity and
Applicant Programs.
He was named special agent in
charge of the FBI's Indianapolis Office
in June 1979 and headed the in-
vestigation into the shooting of National
Urban League President Vernon Jor-
Davis said the investigation of the
Jordan shooting turned up no evidence
that the assault was part of a larger
movement concentrating on blacks and

civil rights leaders.
"WE WERE aware of those concer-
ns but there was nothing to point to such
a thing," he said.
He refused specific comment on, any
ongoing FBI investigations in
Michigan, saying only that organized
crime and government fraud probes
were under way.
Davis said the mysterious disap-
pearance of ex-Teamsters President
Jimmy Hoffa six years ago was still a
pending case.
"It is certainly an important in-
vestigation and the FBI is continuing to
look at it," he said.
Davis said he saw nothling
"significant" in his appointment as the
first black chief in Detroit.
"This is 1981 in the freest society in
the world," he said. "It's too bad we
have to have a first black anything."

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War haunts

Vietnam vets

NEW YORK (AP) - More than a
*quarter of heavy combat veterans in
Vietnam have been arrested since
returning home, while other veterans of
that war have "significantly more"
social, psychological and career
problems than non-veterans, a gover-
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which still occur more than 10 years af-
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did. not serve in Vietnam or in the
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mostly to those who saw heavy combat
after 1968, when public anti-war sen-
timent was at its height, were a high
rate of alcohol and drug abuse, medical
and stress-related problems, and a
higher arrest rate than aiiy other
About 26 percent of heavy combat
veterans were arrested in the post-
combat period, a figure "significantly"

higher than non-veterans, said Dr.
Robert Laufer, one of the psychologists
who wrote the report.
THE REPORT said 70 percent of all
veterans went back to school after their
service, but "relatively few" - one-
fifth - of Vietnam veterans earned
college degrees. Only seven percent of
black Vietnam veterans earned
college degrees.
Blacks also suffered more propor-
tionately in terms of jobs, with an
unemployment rate three times as high
as that of white veterans.

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Students research afterlife

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above a hospital surgical table, wat-
ching a nurse crying over his assumed
death. Then he departed on a journey
hat placed him before a bizarre
tribunal. '
''here was a whole bunch of guys off
to -one side," he said. "They were all
me,at different times. There was a
pirate, one in robes and one thousands.
of years older in crude clothing, like a
shephefrd or something. One was in a
medieval, green outfit.
"'Eleven years later I went to Greece
and visited the Parthenon. I looked
own and here was this place I'd been
WI recognized the. contours of the

THE TALES HAVE common traits,
Lindley said..
First comes a "tremendous peace in
which all agony ceases," he said. Then
a "tunnel effect," in which the person
feels he's being "sucked through a tun-
nel at a tremendous rate of speed, like
he's being pulled by a magnet."
Once through the tunnel, common
elements of "a brilliant white or
golden light," a feeling of being totally
separated from one's body, and finally
entrance into the light, where other,
welcoming beings are encountered.
SOME SEE flashbacks of their lives
in color, presented like a movie,"

Bryan, a sophomore, said. "Then they
encounter relatives and friends who
have already died. It's in the form of a
reunion; it's a good feeling."
The majority of the volunteers ex-
pressed no religious preferences,
although many were changed after
their ordeals.
"Usually it's been the most profound
experience in their lives," Lindley said.
"They tend to be much more com-
passionate and spiritual."
The students said the research
changed their own views about death.


Salvadoran left says
U.S. avoided talks


Salvadoran opposition leaders say the
1.eagan administration last month ac-
cepted, and then canceled, face-to-face
talks with representatives of El
Salvador's left-wing guerrillas.
State Department officials would say
only that no date was ever fixed for
such a meeting. One, who asked not to
be identified, said insurgent forces
were now "floating" stories about can-
celed meetings as a propaganda ploy.
- THE OPPOSITION leaders, Fabio
Castillo and Hector Oqueli, said the
secret diplomatic effort collapsed Feb.
i, the day the U.S. launched a media
campaign charging Cuban and Soviet
involvement in El Salvador's civil war.
:The administration ended that public
offensive by sending $25 million in
military aid and 20 additional military
a'dvisers .to help the ruling Salvadoran
junt i.
Asked whether there had been a plan
tp talk with guerrilla elements, State
Department spokesman Don Mathes
replied only that there had been "no

meeting scheduled."
He offered no further detail, except to
note the administration's previously
stated position that any peace
negotiations must be between "the par-
ties in El Salvador."

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