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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 30, 1962-Page 3

Black journalist warns

against
By PHILLIP LAWES
"(Blacks) will never be taken
seriously in this society until we can
speak knowledgeably about everything
that's important to everybody," said
Roger Wilkins yesterday in an informal
talk to a small group of students and
community members in the Law
School's Hutchins Hall. ,
Wilkins, a 1956 graduate of the Law
School who subsequently served as
special assistant in the Attorney
General's Office in the Johnson ad-
ministration, and urban affairs colum-
nist and editorial board member of The
New York Times, spoke on a wide
variety of subjects in a talk sponsored
by the University's Black Law
Student's Alliance.
"I THINK that there has been no time
since I left (the Law School) in 1956 that
the problems of black people in this
country have been so severe," Wilkins
t said. He cited the Reagan ad-
ministration's return to "the old
politics of racism" and "what can only
be termed an epidemic of teenage
pregnancies in the black community"
as two of the most pressing problems
facing the black community.
"The old southern bigots ran on a
platform which said, 'We will protect
you from them and we will keep them in
their place,' "Wilkins said, adding that
the Reagan administration's charge
that social programs are a drag on the
economy, amounts to the same thing.

Reagan policies

"Reagan and the administration have
brought back in subtle and
sophisticated ways the old politics of
racism," he warned.
After noting that the national black
unemployment rate of 20.2 percent has
not been made a campaign issue,
Wilkins concluded that in the present
climate, "It is perfectly acceptable to
ignore black problems."
WITH REGARD to the issue of black
teenage pregnancies, Wilkins stated
that of the 700,000 children born to
teenagers, more than a quarter of these
are black, while more than 57 percent of
all black families headed by females
live in poverty.
"If the demographic trends con-
tinue," he asked, "it will result in a
problem so large that eventually both
black and white leaders will end up
washing their hands and walking away
from it. 'This will result, he said, in the
establishment of a large permanent
underclass which will prove detrimen-
tal to the greater society.
"One of the best things we can do to
commit suicide as a society, is to raise
up in our midst a group of urban
savages," who are totally alienated by
poverty from the larger society,' he
said, concluding that such a group "will
either destroy themselves or destroy
the society."
Wilkins, nephew of the late civil
rights leader and president of the
NAACP, Roy Wilkins, urged the black

Wilkins
... warns of return of racism
students in the audience to retain a sen-
se of obligation *to their communities.
He noted that in many cases, educated
blacks and black professionals for a
variety of reasons fail to put, enough
back into their communities, con-
tributing to what he called "the neglect
of the black underclass."
"Because of the magnitude of the
problems," he said, "the efforts
required of successful blacks is going to
have to be sustained over several
generations in order to solve them."

Philip Cole a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity beats on a '73 Maverick yesterday in the Diag at the 6th annual Evahs
Scholars Car Bash.
Glassflies, metal twists:'
Car Bash hi~ts teDiag'-.

Hosptal's Clinical Center
praised at 20th anniversary

'By NEIL CHASE
the University Hospital's Clinical
Research Center celebrated its 20th an-
niversary yesterday with a ceremony
featuring a keynote speech from the
former director of the National In-
stitutes of Health, Dr. Donald
Frederickson, a University alumnus.
He called the center "one of the
greatest experiments in institution
support," and praised former Univer-
sity President James Angell for begin-
ning the school's emphasis on research.
"PRESIDENT Angell was a very
'clever man," Frederickson said,
because he decided "to allow these
professors to be scientists as well as
teachers. '
The University's center was among
the first of 75 such units in the coun-
'try, and has been a very successful one,
according to Dr. William DeCesare,
',national director of the program.

"It has been one of the largest and
most active centers," he said. "To last
twenty years in this competition is
quite an achievement," he said, citing
30 less productive centers that have
closed over the years.
THE MICHIGAN center has perfor-
med 457 research projects on some
12,000 patients. Dr. Irving Fox, the cen-
ter's director, said they often receive
more volunteers than they need.
"Some hope we'll discover cures for
their diseases in time to save their
lives," he said in a release issued
yesterday. 'The main hope of others is
to help those who will become afflicted
in the future.".
"The discoveries made here are
destined to be passed on to patients and
physicians from all over making the
(Clinical Research Center) 'a statewide
and nationwide resource," Fox said.
Frederickson said that he was not up-

I

set about the reductions in federal aid.
this is "a realization that the fantastic
growth of the whole federal science
system came to a point where it
couldn't be sustained," he said. He ad-
ded that he is confident that adequate
funds wil continue to be available.
The ceremony closed with Dr. Betty
Pickett, new director of the NIH divison
responsible for the CRC program,
presenting a plaque to the center,
honoring its achievements. In accep-
ting the award, Fox thanked NIH for its
support and promised new and impor-
tant discoveries in the future.

By JERRY ALIOTIA
Glass was flying, fenders were
smashed in, and bumpers were
knocked off. No run-of-the-mill car
crash caused this destruction-it was
yesterday's Sixth Annual Evans
Scholars Car Bash on the Diag.
"I was thinking about doing as
much damage as I could in 45 secon-
ds," said Chuck Fanin, a 6-foot-10
computer engineering major who
knocked the hood off a 1973 Maverick.
THE CAR BASH was a contest
among representatives of 25 frater-
nities divided up into two teams, Nor-
th ,and South, competing to smash
cars with sledge hammers.
In the 13 events, each represen-
tative had his chance to annihilate
fenders, hoods, windows, and grills-
all for the big chance at an official
Budweiser Car Bash trophy.
All the participants were equipped

with a sledge hammer, hockey gloves,
and a motorcycle helmet before they
were let loose to destroy.
"I WAS thinking about the midterm
I bombed yesterday in Calculus-it
gave me a lot of incentive," said Jim
Berger,a car-smasher representing
Phi Delta Theta.
The severity of auto damage was
determined on a scale of one to 10 af-
ter each event ,by three celebrity
judges-U.S. Congressman Carl Pur-
sell, former University band director
George Cavendar, and disc jockey
Jan McCaffrey.
"We take the total points of the
three judges, and at the end the team
with the most points wins," explained
Margaret Hparn, a member of the
Evans Scholars and co-chairperson of
this year's bash.
MCCAFFREY, a disc jockey for
Ann Arbor rock station WIQB-FM,

said she thought the Bash was a great
time. "I had a ball judging, and all the
frat people were marvelous," she
said. I
"At the end we also award the
celebrities a plaque. Our appreciation
to them for coming out," Hearn said.
Each fraternity donated about $25
to enter the contest. "They sign a'
check with their name on it, and it'S
turned over to the American Cancer
Society," said Evans Scholar Ken
Guerrini. Along with fraternity
donations, the 71 Evans Scholars also
contributed. "Each member in the
house donated about $8, part of our
excess house dues that were rebated
from last year," Guerrini said.
"Man, I think it's a total spectacle.
I think it's pure human drama and
existential realism," said Mike Lee, a
senior majoring in mechanical
engineering.

. . .
Student runs for commission seat

-H.APPENINGS-
Highlight
For Homecoming 1982, the University Activities Center will sponsor an en-
tire day of events, beginning with the "Go Blue" Run at 9 a.m. at North
Campus. The run will be followed at 10 a.m. by the Mud Bowl at the Sigma
Alpha Epsilon fraternity on the corner of South University and Washtenaw.
An Alumni Center Open House is scheduled after the homecoming game at 4
p.m., followed by a Postgame Tail-gate at the U Club at 4:30. The day's ac-
tivity will be concluded with the Homecoming-Halloween Masquerade Ball,
featuring the band "Astralight" in the Michigan Union Ballroom.
Films
Alternative Action-Atlantic City, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB.3.
Cinema Guild-Marianne and Juliane, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Cinema Two-Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 7, 8:40 & 10:20 p.m., Aud, A,
Angell.
Hill Street Cinema-The Last Metro, 7 & 9 p.m.,. Hillel Aud., 1429 Hill St.
Meoiatrics-Halloween, 6:45, 8:30 & 10:15 p.m., MLB 4.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Diabolique, 7 p.m., Night of the Living Dead, 8:45
p.m., Curse of the Demon, 10:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Gargoyle Films-A Wedding, 7 p.m., Three Women, 9:15 p.m., 100 Hut-
chins Hall.
Performances
Sound Stage- 'In the Club" Jazz Series, featuring The Les Bloom Sextet,
9:30 p.m. Union.
The Performance Network-Samuel Becket's Endgame, 8 p.m., 408 W.
Washington St.
School of Music-Contemporary Direction Ensemble, featuring vocal
team of William Bolcom and Joan Morris, 8 p.m., Rackham Aud.
Ark-Michael Cooney, a "one-man folk festival," playing guitar, banjo,
and concertina. Doors open at 8:30, show begins at 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
University Musical Society-Soprano Judith Blegen, international opera
soloist, will perform excerpts from music by Wolf, Brahms, and Milhaud,
8: 30 p.m., Hill Aud.
Eastern Michigan University-Symphony Orchestra Concert, following an
all-day workshop for surrounding high school string players, 8 p.m., Pease
Aud.
Miscellaneous
Pilot Program-Pilot Program Alumni Reunion Weekend, celebrating its
20th anniversary, is featuring the film, Alice's Restaurant at 8 p.m. and a
Halloween Costume Party at 10 p.m.
Alumni Association-Sixth Annual "Go Blue" Brunch, 10 a.m., Track &
Tennis Building, Ferry Field.
Canterbury Loft-"Dreaming the Dark," music by NADA for Halloween,
332 S. State St., 2nd floor, 8 p.m.
Asian American Association/Chinese Students Association-Halloween
Dance and Costume Contest, 9 p.m., Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw.
AIESEC-A Halloween Masquerade Party, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Pendleton

By JANE JUNN
If Earl Edelmann has his way in Tuesday's general
election, he'll be the first University student to sit on
the Washtenaw County Commission in nearly a
decade.
Edelmann, a third-year Inteflex student and
chairman of the Michigan College Republicans, is up
against eight-year incumbent Catherine McClary for
the newly appointed Ninth Commission seat which
includes the entire University.
ACCORDING TO Edelmann, the main problems
facing the county are limited resources and rising
taxes. "Taxes have risen 46 percent in the last five
years," he charges, suggesting that one way to hold
the line would be to cut the commissioners' salaries
in half.
"I understand that if taxes go up, my rent and
tuition go up," he said.
McClary, a Democrat, says Edelmann is just plain
wrong. "I think my opponent was misinformed on

some things," she said. "We cut the millage and
maintained the rate the same last year," she said. As
for tuition and taxes, she said, because the University
doesn't pay property taxes, they "don't affect tuition
one iota."
THE TWO also disagree on the impact of Univer-
sity-county interaction. Edelmann says the major
problems facing the University are money, person-
nel, and "a decreasing trust of anything educational
or technical."
A partial solution to these problems, he says, fs in-
tegration between the University and county which

might i. de the University contracting its ser-
vices-in mental health, for instance-to the county.
Such integration, he claims, would raise University
revenues.
Again, McClary says he is wrong. Although she,
says she is not opposed to further coordinatiion, she
emphasizes that "I don't think the University will in-
crease revenue from interdependence with the coun-
ty:.. I'd like to see (Edelmann) get specific on that."
This is- Edelmann's first attempt at any type of
public office. "The advantage of having a student (on
the commission) is that I have the same experience
and feelings they have," he said. "There are a lot of
feelings of students in the community that are blun-
ted or not heard."
And because Edelmann received only $100 fdr
campaigning from the Republican party, he said, he
is counting on that student vote to win. If he doesn't
get it, he said, "It is quite likely (McClary) will have
a landslide victory."

U' erred, says ISMRRD head TONIGHT AT

The Director of the Institute for the
Study of Mental Retardation and
Related Disabilities in a written release
yesterday, said he felt the University
had "erred" in its recommendation to
close the entire institute.
"Because of the substantive flaws we
see in both the review process and the
subsequent recommendation, we
disagree with this recommendation
from the University's central ad-

ministration," Grossman said.
GROSSMAN'S response came nearly
a week after Vice-President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye announ-
ced that he would ask the University
Regents to close the institute when they
meet later this month.
Frye's decision to cut the institute
came after a recommendation by the
budget committee which reviewed the
unit.

.Grossman refused to comment fur-
ther on the recommendation or the
review process, saying "We do not in-
tend to participate in the ongoing 'trial'
of the institute in the media."
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