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Marines to stay in
Beirut; 191 dead

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 25, 1983 -Page 3
Stanford prof rejects
top 'U' medical position

r (Continued from Page 1)
BOTH IRAN and Syria rejected U.S.
suggestions that those countries were
behind the twin, terror bombings.
Syria's *government newspaper
described it instead as a blow by
Lebanese nationalists against "oc-
cupation forces."
Mitterrand unexpectedly paid a per-
sonal visit to Beirut yesterday, stopping
by both sites. After returning to Paris,
he declared, "France remains and will
remain faithful to its engagement in
Meanwhile in Washington House
Speaker Thomas O'Neill said yesterday
Congress is "going to have a complete
review of why we're there and whether
it is worthwhile to keep our boys there
for diplomatic reasons."
Senate Republican Leader Howard
Baker of Tennessee predicted a
congressional reassessment of U.S.
policy in the Middle East as a result of
r the bombing.
"We must find a way to share the
burden of peacekeeping," Baker said.
"We should not leave at the point of a
gun and I would stoutly resist that."
Baker said his main duty was to 'try
to keep this thing from turning into a
political football."

But Reagan, at a White House news
conference, said of the Marines' role,
"The' mission remains and it remains '
unfulfilled." He said the bombing was
"a horrifying reminder of the type of,
enemy we face in many areas of the
world today - vicious, cowardly and
As he spoke, more than 300 Marines
from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were on
their way to Beirut to replace theira
dead and wounded comrades. ... won't bring Marines home
Beirut war mirrors Vietnam

(Continued from Page 1)
Vietnam war in the late 1960s, said
Political Science Prof. Miroslav Nincic.
"THE MILITARY structure of the
situation (in Beirut) isn't very different
from that in Vietnam," said Nincic,
who is an authority on international
Although President Reagan initially
said the U.S. troops would have a
peacekeeping role in Lebanon, it is im-
possible for the Marines to be perceived
as neutral, said Nincic, who was con-
tacted in New York yesteday.
It is also unrealistic to expect that the
presence of U.S. Marines can solve the
long-standing political problems in the
war-torn area, Nincic said.

The School of Music will present the University Symphony Orchestra per-
forming music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky at 8.p.m. tonight at Hill
Auditorium. Samual Mayes, University professor of cello, will be a featured
performer, playing "Variations on a Rococco Theme." Mayes is inter-
nationally known as a solo cellist and former principal cellist of the
Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, and the Los Angeles
Alice Lloyd Pilot Program-I Have a Dream and Let My People Go, 8
p.m., Alice Lloyd Red Lounge; If You Love This Planet, 8 p.m., Markley
South Pit.
Cinema Guild - The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 7 & 9:05 p.m.; Dick Tracy
film, Beheaded, 6:30 p.m., Lorch.
German Department-Unter Hoham Himmel & Das Unsterbliche Herz, 8
p.m., Max Kade German House, Oxford Housing Complex.
Music - slide show, "colored title pages and wrappers of first and early
editions of Brahms' works," and commentary by Ellwood Derr, 3:3; p.m.
Recital Hall; Saxophone Class Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
EMU Theatre - Henry IV, Part I, 8 p.m., Quirk Theatre, EMU.
UAC - The Wizard of Oz, 8 p.m., MSU Union Ballroom.
Residential College - Anne Waldman, public readings of her chant poems
and other works, 8 p.m., Benzinger Library, East Quad.
Free University - Justin Schwartz, James Blaker, Deputy Assistant for
the Secretary of Defense, 8 p.m., Markley South Pit.
Business School - Computing Center staff, "File Sharing in MTS," 12:10
p.m.; Forrest Hartman, "Intro to TEXTFORM," 3:30 p.m., 165 Bus. Admin.
Classical Studies- Wolfgang Killmann, "Gods and Men in the Iliad' and
the 'Odyssey' " 4:10 p.m., 2009 Angell.
Free University - Tom Weisskopf, "An Economic Strategy for the Left,"
'4 p.m., 332 S. State.
ISR - Norman Feather, "Recent Studies in the Psychological Impast of
Unemployment," 7:30 p-.m., 6050 ISR.
Union Arts Poetry Series - Ejner Jensen & Bernard Van't Hul, "Poetry
They Love to Teach," 12:15 p.m., Pendleton Room, Union.
Psychobiology - Richard Alexander, "Naked Mole Rats & The Evolution
of Social Behavior," 12:30 p.m., 1057 MHRI.
Computing Center - CC Consulting Staff, "File Sharing in MTS," 12:10
p.m., 1011 NUBS.
Chemistry - R. Mark Wightmann, "Insights Into Neurochemical & Elec-
trochemical Phenomena with the Use of Microvoltzmmetric Electrodes," 4
p.m., 1300 Chem.
Center for Chinese Studies - "Karma and Reincarnation," noon, Lane
Hall Commons.
Issues in Growth & Development Seminar-"Solving Search Problems:
The Development of Planning Skills" noon, North Campus Commons.
Eclipse Jazz- lecture, "Benny Goodman "Swing," 7:30 p.m., 5th floor,
LSA Building.
Fencing Club -8 p.m., Coliseum (corner Hill and 5th).
His House Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor Go Club -7 p.m., 1433 Mason.
CEW Job Hunt Club - noon, 350 Thayer.
Baptist Student Union -7 p.m., 2439 Mason.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Women's Support Group meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
S. Forest at Hill.
March on Washington Mass Meeting -8 p.m., Crowfoot room, Union.
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PEACEKEEPING "is a function
nobody would expect would occur or
that such a thing could take place on the
immediate horizon," said Nincic, who
favors a complete withdrawal of U.S.
troops from Lebanon.
And while Sunday's bombing of the
U.S. Marine post, which killed 191
soldiers and wounded 85, is a tragedy
and a shock, it was not surprising, said
James Blaker, deputy assistant
secretary of defense who is a visiting
lecturer at the University this year.
However, a total withdrawal of U.S.
troops would be a mistake, he said.
"YOU HAVE TO look at how (a with-
drawal) would be interpreted by other
participants. It's not clear to us that the
nation would be better off if we with-
drew," Blaker said.
Blaker, who, was in the Pentagon
when the administration decided to
send Marines to Beirut last September,
said the potential for attacks like Sun-
day's bombing were considered before
troops were sent.
"Actions such as this one Sunday
were thought about and anticipated, but
obviously not anticipated well enough
so they were prevented," he said.
MORE protective measures should
have been taken, such as truck barriers
or tighter police security, Blaker said.
Blaker criticized the Marines' failure
to take such measures, especially
in light of a similar car attack in April
on the American Embassy in Beirut,
which killed 16 Americans and more
than 50 Lebanese soldiers.
But comparing the situation in Beirut
to Vietnam is unfair because people
have such negative memories of the
war, Blaker said.
"NOT TO SAY the possibility (of
another Vietnam) doesn't exist," he
said. "Certainly it's comparable to the
moves that got us into Vietnam in the
'60s. But people are more attuned to the
dangers of U.S. military involvement."
Congress will have to clearly define
the Marines' role in Beirut, he said.
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Donald Harrison, the Stanford
University cardiologist nominated for
the new position of vice provost for
medical affairs, has decided not to ac-
cept the job, University officials an-
nounced yesterday.
Harrison's reasons for rejecting the
offer were "purely personal, and had
nothing to do with the University," said
Robin Jacoby, assistant to Billy Frye,
vice president for academic affairs and
Harrison had accepted the position, and
the University regents were to approve
his appointment at their meeting last
But conversations between Harrison
and Frye earlier last week revealed
that Harrison had reservations about
his decision, forcing University of-
ficials to wait before taking his appoin-
tment to the regents, Jacoby said.
"We did not know (Harrison would
decline the offer) before the regents'
meeting," Jacoby said.
A COPY of Harrison's letter to Frye
A 21-year-old University student was
threatened by a man wielding a knife on
the 1300 block of South University
Saturday afternoon, Ann Arbor Police
said. The suspect fled when bystanders
responded to the woman's pleas for
help, but was chased down Observatory
Street by a witness.
Police found the suspect at the rear of
the cemetary at Observatory and Ged-
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formally rejecting the Univerity's of-
fer, could not be obtained. But Jacoby
said Harrison decided he was not ready
to leave Stanford, where he has worked
for 20 years.
Harrison is out of town, and could not
be reached for comment.
In a statement released yesterday,
Frye said the University will resume
discussions with the other six can-
didates for the position immediately.
THE VICE PROVOST for medical af-
fairs will report to Frye, and will be
responsible for coordinating the
operation of the medical school and the
hospital. Together, the two units ac-

count for about 35 percent of the
University's operating budget.
The salary for the position was"
rumored to be approximately $100,006
- more than University President
Harold Shapiro makes - when the
regents approved creation of the
position last February.
"People were quite surprised and
quite disappointed" to hear that"
Harrison had rejected the University's
job offer, Jacoby said.
But she added that the remaining'
candidates are "quite attractive," arid'
that University officials hope to name
someone to fill the position sometime in

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