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Ninety-One Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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high around 40, and a low
around 30. No precipitation
expected.

Vol. XCI, No. 75 Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, December 4, 1980 Ten Cents Ten Page

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K udos to Carter Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
UNIVERSITY WIDE receiver Anthony Carter was the only sophomore named to the Associated Press 1980 All-America
football team yesterday. See story in Sports, Page 9.
New party seeks policy
change or blacks, poor

WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United
States, from its Democratic president
to Republican senators, spoke yester-
day with a single voice to the Soviet
Union: Don't send your tanks into
Poland.
President Carter, in a White House
statement, said Soviet military inter-
vention in Poland would have the "most
negative consequences" not only for
future Washington-Moscow ties but for
all East-West relations.
SECRETARY OF State Edmund
Muskie, himself a Polish-American,
warned the Soviets of the "tremendous
costs" they would face in invading
Poland from the resistance of the
Polish people and possibly military ac-
tion by the Western powers.
Republicans who will take over
Senate leadership in January forecast
"slaughter and bloodshed" if the
Soviets attempt to solve their political
problem in Poland as they did by force
of arms in Czechoslovakia in 1968.
President-elbet Ronald Reagan was

closely following the situatioi
frequent briefings by the Sta
tment and U.S. intelligence. K
House aides, reading
statement, noted similar sE
had been expressed by spoke
Reagan - and America'sl
allies.
NO ONE FLATLY predicte
tanks were about to roll a
Polish borders, or threatened
med retaliation, but all si
determination the Soviets st
miscalculate Western reaction
Carter said, "I want all cot
know that the attitude an
policies of the United States
directly and very adversely af
any Soviet use of force in Polar
"The United States cont
believe that the. Polish pe(
authorities should be free to
their internal difficulties wit
side interference," the statem
DECLARING THE Unite

affairs
,n through "has no interest in exploiting in any
te Depar- political ends," Carter warned:
Key White "Foreign military intervention in
Carter's Poland would have the most negative
entiments consequences for East-West relations
esmen for in general and U.S.-Soviet relations in
European particular. . . I want all countries to
know that the attitude and future
d Russian policies of the United States toward the
cross the Soviet Union would be directly and very
I gSar adversely affected by any Soviet use of
gnaled a force in Poland."
.ould not Muskie, in a speech to the Overseas
n e Writers Club in Washington, said the
untries to Soviets "must make a balanced
d future judgment" between the costs and
would be benefits of military intervention.
ffected by As well as strictly military costs of
td." meeting Polish resistance, Muskie said,
imues to West Europe would react more strongly
ople and than it had to Afghanistan, economic
work out retaliation could -destroy basic Soviet
hout out- programs, and a strategic arms;
ent said. limitation pact would become im-
*d States possible.,

By DAVID SPAK
"Political parties should be involved in more than just
politics," said a member of the newly-formed National Black
Independent Political Party.
Manning Marable, one of 2,000 founding members of the
party, which will be directed by blacks, said NBIPP will
focus on "the most disenfranchised and alienated people in
the political process," namely, blacks and the poor.
"OUR SUCCESS will be determined- by our impact on
public policy and community development goals," said
Marable, a professor at Cornell University.
Although the party is national, Marable said most of its
work will be done at state and local levels of government.
"We will have more impact upon policy if we are able to elect
blacks as superintendents of schools, mayors, city com-
missioners and the like, than if we try to elect 10 or so
congressmen," said Marable.
Jemadari Kamara, the Midwest regional representative to
the organizing committee and director of Trotter House's
Minority Student Center, added the party would be set up
through local and state chapters to best "reflect the diversity
of the black community."
Marable said the growth of the party depends upon how ef-
fective the party is in changing public policy toward blacks.
NBIPP's hopes for growth were fueled by a survey appearing
in Black Enterprise magazine in which 33 percent of the
respondents said they would support a new black political
party as an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans,

Marable said.
THE PARTY hopes to do more than just run candidates for
office, Marable said. Potential activities include:
* Organizing boycotts and demonstrations - the party has
already organized protest marches in North Carolina.
" Organizing "freedom schools," some of which have been
established, to teach black youths Afro-American history and
other subjects after school and on weekends;
" Increasing community involvement among blacks.
" Working to correct some of "the fundamental wrongs in
our process of democracy," and raise questions about the
economic and political situation which cut across racial
barriers.
In Michigan, Kamara said, the party hopes to take aim
against issues affecting the state, such as unemployment and
maintenance of financial aid for students.
KAMARA SAID he hopes the party will "capture the con-
cerns of the black community" and make it more self-reliant,
although the issues the party deals with will have an impact
"not only on the black community."
Marable said, NBIPP members will likely vote on a con-
stitution sometime in July or August of 1981.
"We are trying to distinguish ourselves from the old
(political) process because politics is a process not a thing"
which is the way the Democrats and Republicans treat it, the
Cornell professor said.
"This is a new commitment under one movement. That has
never happened in our history," he said.

Underground leader
Dolrn surrenders

CHICAGO (AP) - Still proclaiming
her support for "rebellion," one-time
Weather Underground leader Bernar-
dine Dohrn surrendered yesterday af-
ter 11 years in hiding and pleaded in-
nocent to charges stemming from a'
series of violent anti-war demon-
strations.
"I regret not at all our efforts to side
with the forces of national liberation,"
Dohrn, 38, who once appeared on the
FBI's most-wanted list, told reporters
after she was released on $25,800 bond.
HER SURRENDER - the latest in a
series by former radical figures of the

late 1960s - had been preceded by
rumors she was negotiating for a deal.
But Larry O'Gara, an assistant state's
attorney, said there had been no attem-
pt to plea bargain with his office.
She was ordered to appear at a
hearing on Jan. 13.
Dohrn arrived at the Cook County
Criminal Courts Building accompanied
by New York attorney Michael Ken-
nedy, her sister Jennifer Dohrn-
Melendez, and William Ayers, another
ex-student radical who said he lives
with Dohrn on Manhattan's Upper West
See '60s, Page 7

... still supports "rebellion."

Drop-add
deadline
remains
i e
in limbo
By JOHN RUSSELL'
Eugene Nissen, assistant LSA
dean for academic affairs, charged
late last night that a vote taken
yesterday by the college's -ad-
ministrative board against ihain-
taining the present three week drop-
add deadline, is invalid because of
improper handling of the vote.
The 4-3 vote, which pitted the
board's student members against
the faculty is void, Nissen said, un-
der faculty rules which state that a
two-thirds majority of voting mem-
bers present is necessary to carry an
action.
ONE VOTING faculty member
was absent from the meeting.
"The vote .was not properly han-
See DROP, Page 7

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Earthq uake prediction in
its infancy, says 'U' prof

By GREG DAVIS
Two recent catastrophic earthquakes-one which killed
hundreds of thousands in Algeria in October, another that
killed at least 3,000 in Italy and left some 265,000
homeless-are leading geologists to press on with studies
aimed at predicting the natural disasters.
Frederick Mauk, University associate professor of geology
and mineralogy, keeps tabs on earthquake developments at
the University seismological observatory in the C.C. Little
Building.
"EARTHQUAKE prediction is in its infancy," he said.
"Now we can attempt to predict locations, seismic gaps, or
places characterized by large earthquakes."
Mauk said the Algerian and Italian quakes, both of which
occured over a relatively short period of time, were the result
of the geologic plate Africa is located on, is moving north
with respect, to Europe. The movement caused stress to ac-
cumulate in the region, triggering the earthquakes.
Mauk added it is not unusual for quakes to occur in the
region. He also said the Italian and Algerian disasters oc-
cured at random and were not related.
MAUK SAID the University has been studying the unlikely
area surrounding Anna, Oh. for seismic activity with a grant
from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

That site, surprisingly, has suffered earthquakes of up to
5.1 on the Richter scale, which is unusual for an area in the
middle of a continent. Every 15 years or so, Mauk said, the
area has an earthquake strong enough to cause structural
damage to nearby buildings.
"We use data from this study to help us try to understand
the mechanisms of faults and the earth structure," he e'x-
plained.
MICHIGAN residents may feel secure from the ravages of
earthquakes, but just this summer a temblor measuring ap-
proximately 3.0 on the Richter scale rattled windowpanes in
buildings in Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan.
Most earthquake-prone areas of the nation, according to an
Earthquake Information Bulletin published by the U.S.
Geologic Survey, are on the Pacific coast. Severe quakes,
however, have occured in 39 states, as far east as
Massachusetts and as far south as South Carolina.
The states suffering from the highest degree of potentially
dangerous'seismic activity, the bulletin said, are Hawaii,
Alaska, and California, respectively.
MAUK SAID there is no truth to the myth that quake-prone
California will slide into the sea, but said the state is well,
See GEOLOGISTS, Page 3

Daily Photo'by DEBBIE LEWIS
FREDERICK MAUK, University associate professor of geology and
mineralogy, reads a seismological graph which is one of the tools used in
earthquake forecasting.

TODAY
Catalog courtship
LONELY HEARTS CLUB, look out! Anna Keefer of
Orlando, Fla., has compiled a book entitled "For
Ladies Only" that lists a flurry of eligible
bachelors ready, willing, and able to become bet-
ter friends with members of the opposite sex. Keefer, a
mortgage company employee, gives each of the 85 men a

Horse sense
Handicappers in the Albany, N.Y., horse races were
given a rare opportunity recently. . . they were able to bet
on a race that had already been run, and whose results had
already been announced in the betting parlors. The error
apparently occurred when the start of the evening's race
was delayed. A computer operator entered the delay into
the computer to allow additional wagering time, but betting
was accidentally reopened for about a minute for the first
race. Officials of the Capital District Regional Off Track
Betting Corp., saiid four Dennle cashed in on the mistake and

name. The query prompted a New York City television
newsman to name the faraway planet "Brian" after the
questioner, Brian Carmody of Woodstock, N.Y. In a letter
to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
WNBC meteorologist Frank Field wrote: "I realize that
NASA is so busy on other planets and moons and naming
them that the earth's moon doesn't have a name ... I am
puzzled about why the earth's moon doesn't have a name."
WNBC news reporter Chauncey Howell announced the
switchover on the Tuesday newscast by saying, "In honor
of Brian, we have renamed our moon Brian. At Christmas
there will fortunately be a full brian," he continued.

ago to do away with parking meters and try free parking in-
stead. However, after trying unsuccessfully to sell the
meters to other cities and meter manufacturers, Hutchin-
son officials decided to sell them to the public. Surprisingly,
the public turned out to be a willing buyer, and the city had
collected $7,186 by yesterday. Although the meters did not
go on sale until Tuesday, people began lining up at city hall
Monday at midnight, and by Tuesday morning, ap-
proximately 500 people had gathered. "I don't know what
I'll use them for," said Ralph Sickendick of San Pedro.
Calif., who bought two meters."I guess I'll bolt them onto
the toilet door."

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