The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, April 7, 1982-Page 3
Reagan traveling to Caribbean
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Reagan heads for
the economically troubled Caribbean today to
spotlight his new regional development program and
take time out for an Easter vacation in the sun.
The president and his wife will stop in Jamaica
overnight on the first leg of the five-day trip and then
fly to Barbados, where he will stay until Sunday.
THE EASTERN Caribbean region that Reagan will
visit is relatively calm. But the world is carefully
w atching developments in other parts of the
hemisphere, particularly the Falkland Islands, which
Argentina seized from Great Britain Friday.
White House spokesman Larry Speakes said U.S.
officials do not expect that the possibility of war over
the Falklands, which the British are determined to
retake, will overshadow Reagan's Caribbean ven-
He stressed there are no plans to involve U.S. for-
ces "in any way" in the dispute.
OFFICIALS said Reagan's trip "should help un-
derscore our commitment to the area and to the
Caribbean Basin Initiative," which Reagan has
proposed to encourage economic development in the
region with freer trade, private investment, aid and
Reagan will be the first U.S. president to visit
Jamaica, where he will demonstrate U.S. support for
the government of Prime Minister Edward Seaga,
the first foreign leader to visit Reagan after his
The outgrowth of that White House meeting was the
formation of the U.S. Business Committee On
Jamaica to spur private investment in the island's
struggling economy. Reagan and Seaga, who
defeated Socialist Michael Manley Oct. 30, 1980, will
hold talks and the prime minister will host a
"working dinner" in Reagan's honor.
Thursday, the Reagans will fly to Barbados where
he will meet with the leaders of other East Caribbean
island nations, including Dominica, Antigua and
Barbuda, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
and St. Kitts-Nevis.
Reagan has asked Congress for $350 million in sup-
plemental appropriations for the Caribbean to
promote economic and security projects.
WASHINGTON (UPI)- Abe Fortas,
who played a key role in some of the
greatest civil liberties decisions in
American history but left the Supreme
Court under threat of impeachment, is
dead at 71.
Fortas-nominated by his friend
Lyndon Johnson to be chief justice of
the United States but who later became
the first person forced off the high court
by allegations of scandal-was
pronounced dead of a heart attack at
9:40 p.m. EST Monday at Georgetown
His secretary, Inga Seckinger, said
Fortas collapsed at his home in the
fashionable Georgetown section of
HE DIED two weeks after making his
first official return to the velvet-draped
courtroom of the nation's highest
tribunal, from which he resigned in
May 1969. He participated in arguments
on a case involving Puerto Rico's
system for filling mid-term legislative
The first high court members to
comment on his death were Justices
William Brennan and Thurgood Mar-
shall-the only remaining members of.
the court's liberal wing from its activist
ear under Chief Justice Earl Warren.
"Justice Fortas' sudden death comes
as a great shock to both of us," they
said in a joint statement. "He is not
only our esteemed colleague, but also a
close friend. We shall miss him."
THE SON of an immigrant Jewish cab-
inetmaker who became a trusted ad-
viser of Johnson before the Texan
reached the White House, Fortas
worked his way through Southwestern
College in Memphis, Tenn. He
graduated from Yale Law School,
where he was editor in chief of its
prestigious law journal.
But it was in the 1960s that Fortas left
his mark on the nation's legal annals.
As a lawyer, he represented Clarence
Gideon before the court in 1963 and won
a unanimous decision that declared a
person accused of a crime has a right to
a lawyer, even if he cannot pay for one
In the court's famous Miranda
decision limiting police interrogations
of criminal suspects, Fortas was part of
the slender five-man majority.
And in 1968 he led the majority in
striking down Arkansas' "Monkey
Law" that forbade the teaching of
Darwin's Theory of Evolution in public
Doily Photo by DIANE WILLIAM9
April showers bring .. .
The steps on the side of the Intramural Building receive an unseasonable ac-'j
cumulation of that white stuff we had so much of a while ago, attesting to the
notorious unpredictability of Michigan weather.
The University's English Composition Board (the same people who made
sure you passed Freshman Composition class) is sponsoring a lecture on
"Taking an Essay Exam." University lecturer Judy Kirscht will give
students tips on how best to impress your profs when filling up a blue book
during finals, 2203 Angell Hall, 4-5 p.m.
CFT-Death in Venice, 4,7 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Major Events - Police, 8 p.m., Crisler Arena.
School of Music-Clarinet recital, Stan Fisher, 8 p.m., Recital Hall,
Str&vinsky Celebration,;8 p.m., Stearns.
Theater & Drama - Studio Theater, "Passing Shots," 4:10 p.m.,
Trueblood, Freize Bldg.'
Society for the Promotion of Amer. Music-"An Evening of Comedy &
Music by Edward Harrigan & David Brahan," 7:30 p.m., Burton Tower.
Chinese Studies-Yue Dai-Yun, "Victims, Rebels & Martyrs: Chinese
Women in Literature and Reality," 4 p.m., Rackham West Conference
Russian & East European Studies - William Reisinger, "East European
Defense Burden: Collective Good or Bargaining Chip?" noon, Commons
Room, Lane Hall.
Education - Margin Peterson & Larry Berline, "Emerging Issues in
Higher & Adult Continuing Education," 4 p.m., 1211 School of Ed.
Afroamerican & African Studies - Wade McCree, "The Black Presence in
the Federal Court System," noon, 246 Lorch Hall.
Hispanic-American Student Services - James Petras, "U. S. Foreign
Policy in Latin America & the New Cold War," 4 p.m., Rackham Am-
Social Work - Panel discussion, Jean Campbell, Phyllis Santos, JoAnne
Peterson, Mime Harris, "Women in Human Service Administration," 12:15 -
2 p.m., Rackham East Conference Room.
Macromolecular Research Center-David Bassett, "Crystallization of
Polyethylene Copolymers," 4 p.m., 3005 Chem.
Pharmacology - Robert Levenson, "Role of Cation Transport in Initiation
of Friend Cell Differentiation," 4 p.m., M4712 Med Sci I.
South & Southeast Asian Studies - Kenneth Hall, "Marketing & Irrigation
Networks as Indicators of State Development in Pre-Islamic Java," 4 p.m.,
244 lane Hall.
Chemistry - Susan Rivkin, "Isotachoresis: Methodology & Application in
Bioanalytical Investigations," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.; Lindsey Brown, "Novel
Approaches to Linearly Fused Tricyclopentanoid Natural Products," 4 p.m.,
Statistics - Connie Shapiro, "Sequential Allocation and Optimal Stpping
Applied to Bayesuan Simultaneous Estimation," 4 p.m., 451 Mason.
Genex Corp - David Jackson, "The Biotechnology Industry," 4 p.m.,
Commission on Women - noon, 2549 LSA.
Gay Undergraduates -9 p.m., call 763-4186 for location and details.
Science Fiction Club -8:15 p.m., Union Ground Floor Conference Room.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Assoc. of Gerontology Students -7 p.m., International Center.
Tau Beta Pi - Free tutoring in lower-level math and science courses, 7 -11
p.m., at 307 UGLi and Alice Lloyd, or 8- 10 p.m., at 2332 Bursley.
WCBN - "Radio Free Lawyer," 6p.m., 88.3 FM.
Ark - Open mike night, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Public Health - World Health Day, Wilma Donahue, "Adding Life to
Years," noon, Francis Aud., School of Public Health.
International Center - European Travel Film Series, Austria, noon, Int.
Center Rec. Room.
Chabad House - Passover Seder Night, 8:30 p.m., 715 Hill.
FLOC - Ann Arbor Support Group of Farm Labor Organizing Committee,
pot-luck dinner, 6 p.m., 318 E. William.
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Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
Sen. Riegle urges students
to fight financial aid cuts
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student loans) because they need the
money to build nuclear weapons," said
Riegle, who is running for re-election
The gathering, sponsored by the
College Democrats, was described by a
member of the group as a chance for
Riegle to"rub elbows" with students.
APPROXIMATELY 250 people
joined Riegle at the bar, one of his stops
in a statewide tour to explain to voters
what he believes are the dangers of
federal education cuts and the arms
Most questions from students con-
cerned student aid cuts. "I came to ask
him about the whole problem of budget
cuts," said LSA senior Alan Salmi.
_Mike rHolz, a senior engineering
student, said he came to find out "when
the federal government is going to help
bail the construction and automobile
industries out of trouble."
LSA SOPHOMORE Steve Hilfinger
said he wanted to know how "Riegle felt
about cuts in the space program."
At a press conference earlier yester-
day, Riegle told leaders of several
student organizations that the transfer
of funds from education to the military
budget is representative of the great
emphasis the Reagan Administration
has put on defense.
"It's not as if the money coming from
student loans is being used to balance
the budget," Riegle said.
He told leaders of the Michigan
Student Assembly, the Gaduate Em-
ployees Organization, and other groups
that a "permanent, sustained, and
organized" lobbying effort would be
needed to effectively fight Reagan's
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