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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 20, 1980-Page 3
U.S. detects new Soviet
maneuvers near Poland

Sarah Power Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
Power lauds accomplishments of
international women s conference

WASHINGTON (AP)-The United
States has detected signs of increased
maneuvers by Soviet and East German
troops near Poland, prompting concern
among U.S. officials over the possibility
of Soviet intervention.
Secretary of State Edmund Muskie
said yesterday the United States was
monitoring the situation closely.
ASKED WHETHER HE thought
there was a danger of a Soviet invasion,
Muskie said, "When there is a coin-
cidence of political developments and
these exercises in that areaof the
world, one would not be wise to
overlook the coincidence."
Earlier, State Department
spokesman John Trattner had confir-
med a Boston Globe story that unusual
military activities were detected near
Poland in recent days.
Trattner said the United States is
drawing no conclusions about whether
the activities are related to Poland's
recent labor unrest and the challenges
to Communist party rule in that coun-
try.
TRATTNFER ALSO DID not rule out
the possibility that the activities might
be related to Warsaw Pact maneuvers
routinely carried out in the late sum-
mer.
"That's something that we're still
evaluating," Trattner said.
"It could be or it might not be. I think
we have not reached a conclusion on
that."
OTHER OFFICIALS, WHO asked not
to be identified, said the activities have
been carried out in East Germany and
in the Soviet Union, both of which have
long borders with Poland.
The Globe account, citing Western in-
telligence reports, said the military ac-
tivity could presage either an invasion
of Poland or a significant show of force

for intimidation purposes.
Two weeks ago, State Department of-
ficials said Muskie had appealed for
Soviet restraint in dealing with Poland
during a meeting with a Soviet embassy
official.
Trattner reiterated yesterday that
the Soviets have been made aware of
the U.S. position that Polish problems
should be left to the Poles themselves to

By LISSA OLIVER
A July international women's con-
erence worked as a "common resolve
to speak about life,- about hope, and
about the future," University Regent
Sarah Power told a group of more than
65 in the Modern Languages Building
yesterday.
Power, who is also Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for Human Rights
and Social Affairs, represented the
United States at the World Conference
of the United Nations Decade for
Women in Copenhagen this summer.

resolve. He said the signs of increased
activity near Poland were detected a
little more than a week ago.
Since the Polish strikes began,
American officials have been haunted
by the possibility that the Soviets might
respond by using force-as they did in
Hungary in 1956 and in Czechoslovakia
in 1968.

NINETY-THREE countries respon-
ded to a questionnaire which provided
members of the conference data on the
status of women worldwide, Power
said. With this information, she con-
tinued, members of the Conference
hoped to influence the international
community to act on women's issues.
These issues include: technical
training for women; strengthened child
welfare and family planning; income
maintenance for, women who are the
sole support of their families; and a
greater role and participation for

HA
FILMS
Gargoyle'Films-Despair, 7, 9:10 p.m., MLB Aud. 4.
AAFC-Richard Pryor-Live in Concert, 7,10:30 p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
Cinema Guild-Electric Horseman, 7,9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema II-Peppermint Soda, 7, 8:45,10:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Mediatrics-Harold and Maude, 7,9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
SPEAKERS
Medical Center Academic Women-Virginia Nordby, "Women in the
Medical Sciences," 8:30 a.m., Towsley Center.
PERFORMANCES
CULS-Hispanic Heritage Week concert, Los Pleneros de la 23 Abajo,
8:00 p.m., Power Center.
Canterbury Stage Company-"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," 8 p.m.,
Canterbury Loft.
Ark Coffee House-Peter Madcat Ruth, 9 p.m.
WCBN-Concert, "Turn Your Back to School Dance," 8:30 p.m., League
Ballroom.
MISCELLANEOUS
Literacy Council of Washtenaw County-Workshop to train volunteer
tutors to teach adults to read, 9-3:00, Lower Level Conf. Rm., Ann Arbor
Public Library.
American Lung Assoc. of Mich.-Stop smoking and weight reduction
hypnosis clinics, 1:00, 3:00 p.m., Pioneer High School, Little Theater.
Project on East Asian Studies-Discussion of Sho-gun, 10 a.m., MLB
Aud. 4.
International Association for the Advancement of Appropriate
Technology for Developing Countries-Pot luck picnic, 4 p.m. until dark,
Island Park. Bring food or donation.
WUOM-A conversation with Frederick Leboyer, French obstretician
who created "Birth Without Violence," 11 a.m.
Michigan Men's Rugby Team vs. Findlay, 2 p.m., Elbel Field.
To submit items for the Happenings column, send them in care of: Hap-
penings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109.

women in multinational institutions.
Equality will come with "the
redistribution of the workload and
responsibilities among women and men
in society-both within and outside the
household," the Regent said.
MANY MYTHS ABOUT the women's
movement were shattered at the
Copenhagen conference, Power said.
One belief she refuted is that the
women's movement is "basically a
Western phenomenon with Americans
playing the lead role.
"Be it the exiled Soviet feminist or
the Bolivian mine-worker's wife
leading the fight against dictatorship in
her country, the fact is that the
movement is well established world-
wide, with deep roots in all countries,"
Power said.
The concerns of women in advanced
countries are not different than concer-
ns found in developing countries, Power
said. "That 284 paragraphs in the World
Program of Action were passed by con-
sensus by some 150 countries attending
the Conference should lay this myth to
rest forever," Power emphasized.
THE U.S. DELEGATION, however,
voted against the Program because it
included three propositions that had
'one politically unacceptable reference
to the PLO and two morally objec-
tionable references to Zionism," Power
explained.
The delegation did not allow these
three paragraphs overshadow the im-
portance of the whole, she said. "We
(the U.S. delegation) did not lower our-
selves to accord merit to the anti-Israel
arguments," she said.
Power said the U.S., however, must
still play a significant role in the
discussion of the propositions.
Women's involvement is stronger
than ever, Power concluded.
"Copenhagen was a point in history of
the women's movement, she said. "A
point in time when, from the oppression
of the past, we forged global networks
of solidarity to build the foundations of
our freedom. For women and men."

Cars peel

A New Year at
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1432 Washtenaw Ave.
Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
SERVICES OF WORSHIP
Church School, crib room through adult
ADULT EDUCATION SERIES
Topics include Bible Studies, Ethics,
Parenting, On Being a Christian,
Classes for New Members
"Festival Sundays" once a month, starting Sept. 28
Worship services with special themes and
music, The Chancel Choir being accompanied
by brass and orchestra
Family services in which children and youth
worship with adults, once monthly
Undergraduate Program
Sunday afternoon Fellowship (4:00-6:00 p.m.):
Singing Program and Dinner
Tuesday Evenings: Bible Orientation
(6:30 p.m.) and Bible Study (8:00 p.m.)
Thursday evening theology discussion
and seminar group, and more
John Knox Fellowship
For graduate students and young adults
Wednesday evening dinner (6:00 p.m.)
followed by Bible Study (7:15 p.m.)
Chancel Choir for Adults
Weekend outings and more
Chancel Choir for Adults
plus three youth choirs
Special Sacred Music Events
directed by Donald Bryant
"Saul" by Handel ... ........................Nov. 16, 4 p.m.
"Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival" ............. Dec. 14, 17
"Noye's Fludde" by Britten ....................March 20, 21
"St. John's Passion" by J.S. Bach ........ 4 p.m. Palm Sunday
Thursday Forum Luncheon
12 to 1 in the social hall, open to the
community. Hearty lunch ($1.75) and
speakers on current interests and issues
Social Concerns
Invovement in problems of hunger, peace and youth employ-
ment through task forces.
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