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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 4, 1981-Page 3
Festival of India ends
two-week run tomorrow

By BRUCE BARRON
Master of North Indian classical
music, Ali Akbar Khan, will perform
raga (compose on the spot) on a 24-
string, lute-like instrument called a
sarod tomorrow night to wind up Ann
Arbor's two-week Festival of India.
According to Bob Gavin, Director of
the sponsoring Rudi Foundation, the
festival was initiated to "give a taste of
the culture of India to those who are in-
terested."
GAVIN SAID THE festival has so far
featured a number of smaller functions
directed toward specific audiences.
Last Saturday at the Ann Arbor
Public Library, about 80 youngsters
were exposed to India's heritage and
culture through participatory activities
including classical Indian dancing, sari
wrapping, and foodtasting, Gavin said.
In other events, University
Psychology Prof. Dick Mann conducted
a lecture entitled "The Impact of In-

dian Thought on American
Psychology."
Mann explained that today, a "trans-
personal," more universal psychology
has arisen that combines both Western
and Eastern thought patterns. Yester-
day, Malini Srirama demonstrated
classical Indian dance forms at
Rackham Auditorium.
RUDI FOUNDATION President Paul
Uslan said his organization sponsored
the festival particularly because, "the
American people are down on
foreigners." Uslan described his group,
named after the late philanthropist
Albert Rudolf, as a cultural,
educational and community-service
group.
Foundation member Duncan Sole, a
University medical student, said so far
most of the group's activities have been
directed toward elderly residents of the
Parkway Meadows housing complex.
Sole said he teaches residents hatha
yoga exercises - "body into balance
motions" - to "help them feel good."
According to Parkway Meadows
manager Carol Birch, the most popular
service provided by Rudi volunteers is
TODAY
PNARBOR

a horticultural project. "The seniors
are planting all over," she said, adding
that they hope to start a vegetable gar-
den soon with each participant man-
ning his own plot.
The foundation plans to donate all
proceeds from Ali Akbar Khan's
Rackham performance to the SEVA
Foundation, a Michigan-based group
working with the World Health
Organization toward eliminating blin-
dness due to smallpox in Nepal.
Gavin said Khan began to play the
sarod at age three, practicing up to 18
hours a day under his "guru" who is
also his father. He said Khan is known
as a "rishi ," or saint in Indian and is
the recipient of the President of India
Award, the highest honor given to an
Indian artist.

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ALI AKBAR KHAN WILL perform on a sarod in the classical tradition of India tomorrow night to culminate the Ann
Arbor Festival of India. Khan, 58, has studied the traditional art form since age 3 when his father forced him to practice
up to 18 hours a day.

Presidential hopefuls take stands on issues

(Continued from Page 1)
USA's official newspaper, become
more student-related.
Peoples Action Coalition
The Peoples Action Coalition has
targeted five areas which it believes
Ohould be MSA's top priorities next
year-including campus security,
Involvement in depar-
tMental budget cuts will
strengthen the student
role in the retrenchment

process.

-Jon Feiger

housing, student participation in
University budget cuts, minority af-
fairs, and University investments.
Presidential candidate Jon Feiger
and vice presidential candidate Amy
Jlartmann, both LSA juniors, lead
PAC's slate of 29 candidates. Both are
current MSA members.
PAC IS recommending continuance
of MSA's Security Task Force. Can-
didates said they would also spread in-
formation about campus assault to im-
prove the security situation.
The party is also advocating some
changes in the University's budget-
cutting process-particularly a larger
role for students.
Public forums and open debate on
the administration's reduction
proposals will help improve student

participation in the process, Feiger
said.
"Student representation has to be
more than token representation," Har-
tmann said.
In addition, he said he would work to
get departmental student
organizations, such as the Un-
dergraduate Political Science
Association, involved in department
budget cuts.
BECAUSE ALUMNI often have more,
influence on administrators than
students, Feiger said, MSA should con-
tact alumni to get their help on influen-
cing budget decisions.
PAC candidates prefer a plan of
shared poverty, in which all units of the
University would receive equal cuts, as
opposed to the administration's
"smaller but better" approach, which
stresses selective reduction.
Centralization and coordination of
minority support systems will make the
University's current programs more
effective, Feiger said, adding:
"Everything is very fragmented."
The Political Party
The University should provide cour-
ses designed to give students a "more
liberal education" instead of en-
couraging students to become "com-
puter banks" of information, according
to Barry Himmelstein and Sid Chait,
presidential and vice presidential can-
didates of The Political Party.
"It's all economic-based education;
we're into people-based education,"
said Himmelstein, who advocates MSA-

student

volved. '
-Barry Himmelstein
The team also said it opposes the
University's "smaller but better"
philosophy because it will discourage
diversity on campus and in the com-
munity.
Himmelstein suggested that students
should be charged a recreational sports
fee through their tuition bills to ease the
University's budget crunch and support
the Department of Recreational Sports.
THE TWO members of The Political
Party also said they would urge MSA
members to become involved in off-
campus political issues. "We've got to
re-politicize MSA. We want the student
body 'to- be involved," said Him-
melstein. "We would like to see MSA
take positions, sponsor rallies, and not
be just an inert body."
Himmelstein also said he would push
for rent control in Ann Arbor, although
he admitted such a proposal would
probably not be passed by the City
Council. It might pass on a ballot
referendum, he said, adding that MSA
could raise student support on such an
issue.
The presidential candidate also
suggested lowering admissions stan-
dards as a way to increase minority
enrollment on campus.
Responsible Alternative
To improve student understanding
and familiarity with MSA's functions,
the 16 Responsible Alternative party
candidates want to distribute infor-
mation to counteract student apathy.
"If 200 people walked in we could put
them someplace, but they're not
walking in," said vice presidential can-
didate Mark Bonine, an LSA
sophomore.
PRESIDENTIAL candidate Clarke

funded courses on topics such as coping
with stress and nutrition.
STUDENT SUPPORT of such
programs could encourage the ad-
ministration to include similar credit
courses in the University's curriculum,
Himmelstein, an LSA senior, said.
'We 've got to re-politicize
MSA. We want the

body

to be in-

Anderson also suggested providing
alternative budget-cut ideas to the
University administration in the form
of a "waste line," through which
anonymous callers could report instan-
ces of administrative waste.
Because University funds come from
the state, Anderson said MSA should be
involved in lobbying efforts in Lansing.
When confronted with national or in-
ternational events of importance to
students, MSA should inform the cam-
pus but not focus on such issues, Ander-
son, an engineering school sophomore,
said.
MSA should inform
students of national or in-
ternational events, but
should not focus on such
issues.
-Clarke Anderson
ANDERSON ALSO said he advocates
a full-time staff member for the Tenan-
ts' Union, and would push to give MSA
more control over the group's activities
by making it an internal body.
Better lighting on campus aidphones
at bus stops are two- possible solutions
to campus security problems, Anderson.
said, adding that he felt students
needed to become more aware of these
dangers.
Responsible Alternative, a new party
this year, is running a slate of 16 can-
didates in the election.

ALl ABBAR KHAN
In Concert, Rackham Aud., April 5, 8:00 p.m.
"Without in any way diminishing th stature of the better known Ravi Shanker, Ali Abbor Khan stands
apart today as one of thetrpostpowerful, m oving, and technically accomplished musicians in either the
Eastern or Western World.' -Wes"t Austraiaon
"An absolute genius ... the greatest musician in the world."-Yehudi Menuhin
S"Khan's sorod always astounds ... Khan himself is the most sensitive, intuitively masterful musician of
the age."-Son Francisco Chronicle
Accompanied by Zaker Hussain on tablas (drums) has ap-
peared with George Harrison, The Grateful Dead, Van Mor-
rison, The New Orleans Symphony, The London String Quar-
tet, John McLanghlin and Ravi Shanker.
TICKETS: $6.50, $5.00, $3.50
ALL SEATS RESERVED AVAILABLE THROUGH FRI., APRIL 3.
In Ann Arbor-UAC Ticket Central in the Michigan Union, Discount Records,
Liberty Music & Hudsons.
In Lansing, Detroit, Flint, and Toledo-All Hudson Stores & other CTC Ticket
Outlets. Remaining tickets on sale at the door starting 7 p.m.
Presented by: THE RUDI FOUNDATION

2 Days of Sales Madness!
OVER 40 STORES
April 4 & 5
U of M Track and
Tennis Building
FREE ADMISSION

One Performance Only
April 6 1981 8 p.m.

rHAPPENI NGS-
FILMS
Alternate Action Films - Sleeper, 7, 9 p.m., MLB Aud. 4.
Cinema Guild - Middle-Age Crazy, 7, 9 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema II - Theresa The Thief, 7, 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Gargoyle - A Little Romance, 7, 9 p.m., Hutchins Hall.
Mediatrics - A Boy and His Dog, 7, 11 p.m., The Creeping Terror, 9:15
p.m., Nat. Sci.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - Being There, 7, 10:40 p.m., The Smallest Show on
Earth, 9:15 p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
SPEAKERS
Organization of Arab Students, Center for Near Eastern and N. African
Stud. - Atif Kubursy, Nabeel Abraham, "The Lebanese Dilemma," 12:30
p.m., Aud. B, Angell.
Public Media Project - Burr Huntington, Jerry Frederich, "Location
Sound and the Mix," vans leave at 9 a.m., N. Side of Union.
MEETINGS
Ann Arbor Support Group for the Farm Labor Organizing Com. -
"Machines, Migrants, and Monopolies - An' Agricultural Crisis", 1 p.m.,
Union, in the Welker Room.
Grad. Christian Fell. - League Henderson Room, 7 p.m.
PERFORMANCES
Dance Theatre II - works by Grad. Students, 8 p.m., Studio A Dance
Theater.
Japanese Music Study Group - Lect./Demo., Concert Trio, "Dancing
Lion,"8 p.m., Rackham Aud.
Ark - Mark McCaslin & Jim Ringer, country music, doors open 8:30, per-
formance 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Figure Skating Club - Melody on Ice, 7&30 p.m., Veterans Arena, Jackson
at Maple.
Impact Dance - Sprint Concert, 8p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Chamber Orchestra Society - "Viennese Spring" benefit, 7 p.m., Mich.
League Ballroom.
Folklore Society - Contra/Square Dance, all dances taught: 8 p.m.,
Union.
MISCELLANEOUS
Exhibition Museum - Planetarium show: "Cosmos: The Voyage to the
Stars," 10:30, 11:45 a.m., 1:30, 2:45,4 p.m., Exhibit Museum.
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