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El Salvador protestors
may speak for majority
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five demonstrators protesting
U.S. involvement in El Salvador managed yesterday to get
within a few dozen feet of the office of Secretary of State
Alexander Haig Jr. before getting arrested, a State Depar-
tment spokesman said.
While two of the demonstrators diverted the attention of
guards, three others spread ashes and a substance that
"looks like blood" on the carpet outside Haig's office, said
the spokesman, Joseph Reap.
SOME OF THE RED liquid splashed on the shoes of a
A witness, who did not want to be identified, said one of the
demonstrators shouted that the United States "should get out
of El Salvador."
The five demonstrators may speak for a great many
Americans who are unhappy with the dispatch of U.S. troops
to El Salvador, according to a new Associated Press-NBC
MANY PEOPLE DO NOT accept the Reagan ad-
ministration argument that the United States must support
the government of El Salvador to stop communist
aggression, the poll reports. They choose, instead, to believe
that the conflict there is a civil war in which American should
not get involved.
The latest AP-NBC News poll was conducted Monday and
Tuesday and is based on telephone interviews with 1,604
adults across the country.
It found that the public is roughly divided on the general
issue of U.S.-support for the government of El Salvador.
TWENTY-SIX PERCENT agree with that U.S. backing,
while 31 percent oppose it. Eleven percent were not sure.
The rest - 32 percent - said they had not heard of the con-
flict that is raging in that country, about the size of
Earlier in the year, the Reagan adminstration sent more
than 50 military advisers to El Salvador to help train that
country's armed forces in the use of U.S-provided military
IN THE POLL, A majority of those who knew of the conflict
- 52 percent - said they opposed the dispatch of advisers.
Forty-two percent approved of sending the advisers and 6
percent were not sure.
A key element in the public opinion of El Salvador is a
rejection of the basic Reagan administration description of
'Defending fishermen AP Photo
FIFTEEN GUN-TOTING Ku Klux Klansmen take to the water in "defense of the Texas fishermen." The Klansmen
have begun patroling the waters of Galveston Bay in a shrimp boat bearing the confederate flag in the latest develop-
ment of a long dispute between Texas and Vietnamese fishermen'bver fishing rights to the costal region. The Viet-
namese yesterday filed an injunction asking a federal judge for protection against the hooded vigilantes.
USSIANS SEEK TO REBUILD RAVAGED NA TION:
Cambodia receiving Soviet aid
Car hits pedestrian
A car and pedestrian crashed through
a window of the School of Social Work
Wednesday night, after apparently
being run off the road, police said.
According to police, the car was hit
from behind and the driver lost control,
swerved up onto the sidewalk, and hit a
pedestrian. Both car and pedestrian
flew through the library window. There
were no serious injuries.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP), - The Soviet Union is,
r , broadening its military influence and technical presence
Some Western analysts and unofficial Cambodian sour-
ces say the Soviet moves are irritating their Vietnamese
allies who also are here in large numbers.
A year ago, only a handful of Soviet diplomats were seen
in Phnom Penh, the capital. Today, there are an
estimated 200 to 300 advisers. They occupy a large apar-
tment complex, and several villas are being renovated to
ACCORDING TO ONE SOVIET official here, the Soviet
Union has embarked on an ambitious program to rebuild
Cambodia from the ravages of war and starvation that
followed the communist takeover in 1975 at the end of the
"Today we are beginning to think about the long term
when emergency aid is over and th 'aterrational agen-
cies leave," said Soviet Embassy spokesman Vladimir
Golovkine,,referring to a massive, mostly Western food
relief effort that began two years ago. "We are now
preparing the base. It is the beginning."
Between 1970 and 1979, Cambodia was devastated by
war and the ultra-revolutionary regime of Premier Pol
Pot, who was ousted after an invastion in late 1978 by the
Vietnamese, whose forces still remain.
THE SOVIET UNION ALREADY wields considerable
influence in Laos, with Vietnam the other communist
nation in Indochina. Moscow is the prime prop of Viet-
nam's badly ailing economy and chief supplier for its
military, which includes an estimated 200,000 military
personnel in Cambodia.
The Soviet- Embassy recently issued an information
bulletin detailing plans to rebuild factories, power plants,
hospitals, grain silos, roads, bridges, and colleges and
vocational schools. The Soviet Union said it poured about
$250 million in emergency aid into Cambodia in the last
But while Soviets appear eager to publicize their
economic assistance, little information is released on
WESTERN DIPLOMATIC sources in Bangkok,
Thailand, say the Soviets have shippped arms in through
the port of Kompong Som and by air via Vietnam to Siem
Reap in the northwest.
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didates recommended by the dean
search committee by Frye from within
the University. The committee, com-
prised of 10 faculty members and three
students, began its task last July when
then-LSA Dean Frye left his job to
become vice president for academic af-
Approximately 200 individuals were
nominated for the deanship. About 60 to
70 of those were from within the
'The search committee gradually
narrowed its list of candidates and in-
terviewed approximately 15 of them
before sending their final nominations
STEINER, WHO HAS been at the
University since 1968, is the co-author
of the well-known textbook Economics.
He received a bachelor's degree from
Oberlin College in 1943, and earned his
master's and Ph.D. degrees in
economics from Harvard.
The economist has served as a con-
sultant to the Department of Treasury,
the Bureau of the Budget, and the
American Council of Graduate Schools.
He also served from 1976 to 1978 as
national president of the American
Association of University Professors.
"We are greatly served by the
tradition that the administration comes
from the faculty and understands the
i advantages of the collegial r
shared responsibility ovi
managerial one,'' Steiner t
He also warned that "finan
demographic trends that ca
severe crisis in higher educa
neither imaginary nor transitor
Steiner said later yesterday
ministration of the college is no
them" relationship between fac
administrators, but a shared
sibility. He added he is "scare
problems, but excited t
challenges" his new job will pre
don't think I've changed side
fence for 36 years," Steiner said
THE NEW DEAN also rem
the faculty that John Knott, act
mode of dean since last July, "has done a very
er the remarkable job," but Steiner added,
old the , "he has paid a price for it."
Frye told the faculty this year has
cial and been extraordinarily difficult for the
use the college. "I fear you may never fully ap-
tion are preciate the debt that you owe to John
'y." Knott for so skillfully, graciously, yet
the ad- courageously managing the affairs of
t a "we- the college in a way that would
ulty and minimize the damage of the difficulties
respon- through which we are going. I believe
d by the the directions in which he started the
by the college this year were exactly right if
esent. "I the vitality of the college is preserved."
s of the Knott called his year as acting dean
1. challenging and a great honor. "I think
arked ,to the college will be in excellent hands
ing-LSA with Peter Steiner as dean," said Knott.
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