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Student fast
shows concern
for world hunger

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, November 18, 1982-Page 5
Official sees problems
with state budget plan

One hundred University students and
the members of three more University
organizations will fast today to do their
small part in the fight to stop world
Members of the three campus
organizations-the Intercooperative
Council, the Interfaith Council for
Peace, and the American Friends Ser-
vice Committee-say it is possible to
alleviate world hunger, and add that
they will do their best to raise student
awareness of the problem:
BUT THEIR best is a bit disappoin-
ting, considering that today is
America's Fast for a World Harvest
day, when thousands of people across
the country will give up their break-
fasts, lunches, and dinners. These con-
cerned Americans will then donate the
money saved on the meals to Oxam, an
international agency that aids third
world nations in their struggles to
educate and feed their people.
So far, the University does not look
like the place most sympathetic toward

third world hunger concerns.
The School of Natural Resources-
the University's sponsor of today's
fast-sent flyers telling people about
the fast to 100 campus organizations,
but only three responded. At last night's
lecture on solutions to the world's
hunger problem only 24 students
showed up.
BUT THE somewhat poor turnout did
not phase the ardent supporters who did
attend. "Students in the '80s are feeling
more concern and realizing that the
condition of the world effects their
future," said Barbara Fuller, of the In-
terfaith Council.
Martha Rummel, a member of the
Committee Concerned for World
Hunger, said "It is not true that we
have too many people and too little
food." On the contrary, Rummel
stated, the world has more than enough
food to feed all of its inhabitants.
Fuller, who was the main speaker at
yesterday's meeting in the School of
Public Health's main auditorium,

LANSING (UPI)- Budget Director
Gerald Miller admitted yesterday this
year's spending plan already is out of
whack and said he is willing to consider
quick action to balance it, but would
prefer to wait.
Rep. Gary Owen, next year's speaker
of the House, indicated he would prefer
to have the problem solved before Gov.-
elect James Blanchard takes office
Jan. 1.
"WE WILL try to get Jim Blanchard
started with a balanced budget," said
Owen shortly after his formal selection
as speaker. "We're hoping to have as
many of those problems eliminated as
we can."
Miller's comments to the House
Taxation Committee and the State Of-
ficers Compensation Commission con-
stituted the first clear admission by the

administration that budget "adjust-
ments"-tax hikes or spending reduc-
tions-cannot now be avoided. The
budget year began Oct. 1.
"If the economy continues at the level
it is now, the shortfall will be substan-
tial," he said. Miller later said a deficit
as high as $400 million is possible, but
MILLER IS predicting an economic
upturn, but said there are "scenarios"
emerging now that "could make 1983
again a very weak year."
Consumer confidence, Miller said, is
the key to economic recovery.
"The consumer is now feeling 'I'm
the next guy who is going to get laid
off,' "he said.

Keat Crislr

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS

Troop leader denies
part. in Beirut killings

Former world lightweight boxing champion Hilmer Kenty watches last
night's boxing cardfrom the Crisler Arena seats. Kenty and middleweight
Mickey Goodwin, the card's main attraction, once were teammates at
Detroit's Kronk Recreation Center. The ex-champion drew a crowd of
autograph seekers throughout the evening.

Teen arrested in Caltech equipment thefts

teenage science buff was arrested for,
stealing $100,000 worth of computers,
chemicals, a laser and other technical
equipment from Caltech to set up a
laboratory in his bathroom, police said
The 16-year-old boy allegedly took the
"incredible potpourri of
material"-also including gas masks,
lab coats, radios and typewriters-
from the well known university during
day and night raids over a period of
several months.
"ACCORDING TO the kid, he's in-
terested in science projects," Lt. Roger
Kelley said. "When officers went to his
house he was attempting to program a
computer. We don't know if he knew

what he was doing, butl
interested in science."

he said he was

The youth, whose name was not
released because of his age, was
arrested Tuesday after police ap-
prehended two other boys stealing
equipment from Caltech during the
weekend. The suspects had master
keys to several laboratories and told
police they obtained them from the 16-
When officers went to the youth's
home in nearby Altadena to ask him
about the key, they saw the - stolen
equipment, Kelley said. The boy told
police he had found the key in a door at

DETECTIVE Walter Brush said of-
ficers found "a whole laboratory set up
in the bathroom . . . There were some
bottles of toxic gases, maybe flam-
mable ones."
Police removed three truckloads of
goods from the boy's home, where he
lived with his mother, and turned over
chemicals to the county's toxic waste
disposal unit for tests.
Caltech spokesman Dennis Meredith
said the chemicals were types com-
monly used in research such as ether
and ammonia.
KELLEY said the youth was often
able to cart off the stolen equipment
during the day without being observed
because students frequently carry por-

table computers and lab equipment on
"Remember, these are not large
computers - they're about the size of
typewriters and don't weight much,"
Kelley said.
The motive for the burglaries seemed
to be a passion for science.
"He told officers he doesn't par-
ticularly like school but loves science,"
Kelley said. "He did say he was trying
to get into Caltech's Saturday morning
science program offered to exceptional
The boy, who was released to his
father's custody, faces burglary
charges, Kelley said.

JERUSALEM (AP) - Maj. Saad
Haddad, the leader of Israeli-backed
forces in southern Lebanon, denied
yesterday that his men had any part in
the massacre of Palestinians in
Appearing in army fatigues before an
Israeli judicial commission of inquiry
and speaking in halting English, Had-
dad said his forces abided by an
agreement with Israel to stay out of
Beirut. He said his men remained
south of the Awali River, 20 miles from
the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps,
scene of the Sept. 16-18 massacre.
HADDAD'S forces, who control a
semi-independent enclave along the
Israeli border which he calls "Free
Lebanon," were accused by some sur-
vivors of participating in the killings.
Others blamed Christian militiamen
based in Beirut. Haddad's troops have
Christian officers, but many of them
are Shiite Moslems.
In Beirut, leaders of the Christian
Phalange militia have denied Israeli
statements that it was Phalangists who
entered the Israeli-surrounded camps
and killed hundreds of Palestinian men,

women and children.
Haddad told the commission: "I am
100 percent sure no soldier of the army
of Free Lebanon crossed the Awali
River toward the north."
ASKED WHY he thought his men
were blamed, Haddad charged
Lebanese Moslem leader Saeb Salaam
with covering up for Christian
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UAC cancels V
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Michael Brooks, director of the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation, and Steve Belkin of the Union of Students
for Israel, both of whom were familiar with Kahane's
beliefs, were at Tuesday night's meeting to argue
against UAC giving the rabbi a forum.
BOTH BELKIN and Brooks explained that while
they were not opposed to Kahane's right to free
speech, they thought'it inappropriate for a University
organization to provide him with a public platform.
Most members of UAC's committee agreed. "We
did not feel proper having someone who professes
violence to speak on our behalf. Violence is not a
solution," said George Stone, a committee member.
"We found out Rabbi Kahane is really a proponent
of violence," said Mike Jarema, another committee
member. "That really goes against UAC's grain."
GALLEBERG said, however, that he did not
believe UAC was censoring the rabbi.

iewpoint speech by radical rabbi

'We did not





professes violence to
speak on our behalf.
Violence is not a solution.'
-George Stone
UAC committee member
"We are not denying Rabbi Kahane the right to
speak on campus. We are saying that he will not
speak under UAC," Galleberg said.
Marc Gilman, who handles UAC's financing on
such speeches, agreed. "It's more a question of is this
a benefit to the organization," he said.

"Basically, I think the whole issue is someone who
advocates violence," said Felice Oper, chairman of
UAC's Homecoming Committee. "We're not keeping
him from coming here, we're just not sponsoring
Ron Glassman, who said he is a fan of Kahane and
helped organize his lecture with UAC, maintains that
the American press distorted the rabbi's position on
the Palestinian refugees. Glassman said he too feels
that UAC's cancellation of the lecture is not censor-
"I don't think what they're doing is censorship," he
said. "What they did was. probably unjustified and an
overreaction, though."
It is not clear whether Kahane will receive the full
$300 UAC promised him for the lecture. "We're not
sure of our liabilities," said Gilman, explaining that
UAC has no written contract with Kahane. UAC is
funded by 50 cents taken from every student's tuition,
according to the organization's president.

Earn 8 Credits This Spring

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Dept. of English


Regents to meet on state aid, closing ISMRRD

(Continued from Page 1)
amount that the University would con-
tribute to the center, but the Univer-
sity's executive officers and the Budget
Priorities Committee have agreed that
up to $250,000 should be taken from the
General Fund to get the center started.
If the plan is approved, the center
also will take control of a $750,000 trust
fund awarded to the molecular biology
faculty early in 1981, to be spent over
five years.
TUESDAY night, the Michigan
Student Assembly endorsed the idea
behind the center, but opposed
allocating new funds to it. MSA
President Amy Moore said the General
Fund allocation "represented a verv
strong shift of priorities, by pulling
$250,000 out of the General Fund at the

expense of the units they were
MSA also criticized the center's
proposed task of forming research
"partnerships" with private industry.
"As the University faces financial
problems, we are placed in a very
precarious position, because we could
very likely become beholden to cor-
porations," Moore said.
At the other end of the ad-
ministration's priority list lies the In-
stitute for the Study of Mental Retar-
dation and Related Disabilities.
The Regents will be asked today to
close the institute, ending a frequently
stormy review process and saving the
University an estimated $290,000.
ISMRRD staff members have

charged that the budget review report
had many factual errors, and that ad-
ministrators and the Budget Priorities
Committee were not responsive to ef-
forts to correct those errors. They also
have claimed the decision to eliminate
ISMRRD was made long before the
review was completed.
In a letter to the Regents, Frye said
the objections are not sufficient to keep

ISMRRD open. "The institute does not
now excell in the three areas of
teaching, research, or service," he
Ronald Bishop, chairman of the
Senate Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs, will read a letter to the
Regents today stating the faculty's
position on the closure.



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