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By VIBEKE LAROI
Swedish Heritage Week kicked off in Ann Arbor
yesterday with a visit from the Swedish ambassador
to the United States and the presentation of a grant
that will allow Swedish to be taught at the University
on a regular basis.
The Swedish Language Endowment Fund, worth
$60,000, was contributed by the Detroit/Swedish
Council, Inc. The fund will pay for the instruction of
first and second year Swedish beginning next fall.
SCANDINAVIAN languages have been taught off
and on at the University since World War II, but
Swedish is the only language currently offered.
Because of a tight budget, only second year Swedish
is being taught this term.
Although the Scandinavian Studies department is
small, there is a "strong interest" among its
students, said John Walters, who heads the
Michigan Scandinavian Society.
Many scholarships go unclaimed each year
because students do not know about them, Walters
AT THE ALUMNI Center, Wilhelm Wacht-
meister, the Swedish ambassador to the United
States, spoke on "Sweden - United States and the
tes Swedish heritage
'The United Nations is a
'mirror of the world
situation... which today is
not a very beautiful pic-
- Wilhelm Wachtmeister
to the U.S.
Sweden, a country of 8.3 million people that has
been neutral since 1815, must back up its "neutral
policy with a reasonably strong defense," Wacht-
Though Sweden has one of the highest per capita
defense costs in the world, Wachtmeister said the
stockpiling of armaments in the Soviet Union and
the United States is "at a far too high level and
should not be on an increasing scale."
"(THE ARMS RACE) is nothing but madness," he
Peace and solidarity are two recurring themes of
Swedish foreign policy, Wachtmeister said, pointing
to the country's fulfillment of the United Nations'
rule of giving one percent of its gross national
product to underdeveloped countries.
The United Nations, Wachtmeister said, is a
"mirror of the world situation . . . which is not a
very beautiful picture."
"If you look in the mirror and see an ugly face,
what do you do?" he asked, "You don't smash the
mirror, but try to make it more beautiful" through
aid to disadvantaged countries.
In addition, to Wachtmeister's speech, the
heritage week is featuring a Swedish film festival.
Swedish films will be shown through Saturday. The
Simple-Minded Murderer and Fanny and Alexander
are two of the more popular showings.
The Bentley Historical Library on North Campus
also gets into the heritage spirit this week with a
special exhibit, "Swedes in Michigan." The exhibit
includes original photographs, letters and news ar-
ticles dating back to 1883 about Swedish immigrants
and descendants in this state.
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A retired University English
professor and his wife were killed Sun-
day night when their car was struck by
another vehicle near the city's nor-
theast side, according to Ann Arbor
Albert Stevens, 83, a professor
emeritus of English language and
literature, and his wife, Angelyn, 82,
The couple's car was traveling west-
bound on Glacierway, crossing Huron
Parkway when the vehicle was struck
by a southbound car, driven by Steven
Steiner, 22, an Ann Arbor resident.
Steiner was not injured, police said.
Although an investigation into the ac-
cident is underway, police said there is
no evidence to suggest that Steiner was
Stevens joined the University faculty
in 1927 as an English instructor. He
frequently lectured at writing
workshops and communication
... dies in auto accident
China celebrates 35th.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
High court to study gay rights
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, studying gay rights for the first:
time since 1967, said yesterday it will decide whether public school teachers
may be fired for advocating or promoting homosexuality.
The court, issuing orders in some 1,000 legal disputes as its 1984-85 term
began, agreed to judge the validity of an Oklahoma law that allowed school
boards to fire teachers for such conduct.
A federal appeals court struck down the law, ruling that it violates
teachers' free-speech rights.
The invalidated Oklahoma law stated that a teacher could be fired or
otherwise denied work for engaging in "public homosexual conduct or ac-
The law defined that term as "advocating, soliciting, imposing, en-
couraging or promoting public or private homosexual activity in a manner
that creates a substantial risk that such conduct will come to the attention of
school children or school employees."
Congress keeps money flowing
WASHINGTON - Congress passed a short-term money bill yesterday to
keep government offices open until mid-week while the Senate spun its
wheels trying to free itself from an impasse over civil rights legislation that
has help up a long-term spending package.
By a voice vote and without debate, the Senate passed the stopgap
measure that would keep money flowing at current levels to most of the
government until midnight tomorrow. It then went to the White House.
"It's not much, but it's all we've got," said Majority Leader Howard
The House passed the stopgap measure earlier in the day on a 240-79 vote.
The new fiscal year began at 12:01 a.m. EDT yesterday with most of the
federal government technically out of money. Only four of 13 necessary ap-
propriation bills for fiscal 1985 have been signed into law.
Police clash with Sikh rioters
AMRITSAR, INDIA - Five hundred riot police and paramilitary troops
clashed with slogan-shouting Sikh separatists in a melee at the sacred
Golden Temple complex yesterday, two days after the army withdrew from
the shrine and returned it to the Sikhs.
The violence erupted as 10,000 devotees celebrated "thanksgiving day" for
the return of their temple, the Sikh religion's holiest shrine, after four mon-
ths of army occupation
Police in this Sikh holy city said they entered the 12-block temple complex
in pursuit of about 50 Sikh youths who took over a building, made inflam-
matory speeches and hoisted a flag for a separate Sikh state.
Authorities said 300-400 people were arrested.
A Punjab government spokesman said late in the day that the situation
was "under control," and eyewitnesses said that temple devotees were
coming and going normally last night.
The United News of India said "scores" of men and womenwere injured
in the melee.
Miners strike two companies
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - More than 2,000 miners yesterday struck two in-
dependent coal companies that refused to sign a new contract with the
United Mine Workers, but 110,000 others went to work under the first strike-
free national settlement in 20 years.
UMW members did not report to work at West Virginia, Kentucky and
Pennsylvania mines owned by the A.T. Massey Coal Group, the nation's six-
th-largest coal producer, according to company President Morgan Massey.
Also affected was National Mines Corp., a smaller operator employing
about 350 miners, most in Kentucky.
Massey has called for concessions the union avoided in its new national
contract with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association, which took effect
yesterday and calls for wage hikes of 10 percent over 40 months.
Everything was "going pretty smooth" as 110,000 miners covered by the
BCOA agreement or settlements with independent companies who accepted
identical terms reported for work yesterday said UMW District 29 President
With the national agreement signed and a $45 million strike fund in place,
UMW officials were prepared for a long battle with Massey, which runs both
union and non-union operations.
Jordan reJects peace talks offer
AMMAN, Jordan - King Hussein dismissed an Israeli offer for peace
talks as "an exercise in subterfuge and deception" and accused the United
States of hesitancy in the Middle East yesterday.
In response, Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres criticized Husein and
warned that anyone who rejected peace will have to "pay the price."
The exchange dimmed the initial optimism about prospects for a new U.S.
peace initiative after last week's resumption of diplomatic ties between Jor-
dan and Egypt and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Murphy's
visits to several Middle Eastern capitals.
Hussein's speech opening Jordan's Parliament renewed his call for an in-
ternational conference on the Middle East and defended the renewed ties
with Egypt as a way to bolster the Arab struggle against Israel.
Peres two weeks ago invited the Jordanian king "to come to the
negotiating table in order to reach a true peace."
Hussein accused Israel of a "no peace, no war" policy to achieve its "ex-
pansionist designs" and said the United States should be reassuring Israel to
base peace negotiations on United Nations Resolution 242.
That resolution calls on Israel to withdraw from all territories captured in
the 1967 Middle East war. Israel has annexed some of the territory and says
it will never return all of the captured land.
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PEKING (AP) - At least 1 million
Chinese revelers pranced in Peking's
Tianamen Square last night, showered
by a spectacular fireworks barrage
that capped an unprecedented national
day parade and gala exalting the
"...A man's reach
his grasp, or what's
a heaven for?"
Communist Party's 35-year-old reign.
"This is the biggest dance party in
the world," said Liu Yibing, a computer
science major from Peking University,
one of the tens of thousands of students
invited to the Chinese capital's evening
THE GALA, which was broadcast
live on television, concluded a day that
began in the square with a two-hour
parade of China's latest weapons,
pageantry portraying the march to
modernization and a speech by top
leader Deng Xiaoping.
Earlier, Deng stood in an open-air
black Chinese limousine and cruised
past smartly dressed legions of 6,140
troops and weapons ranging from anti-
tank guns to stubby submarine-fired
It was the first military parade since
the 1959 national day and was seen as
Deng's way of boosting morale in the
armed forces, which have remained
resistant to his reforms and received a
low priority in China's modernization
The finale came in the evening, when
the vast square, capable of holding at
least 1 million people, was transformed
into a colossal outdoor dance hall,
crammed with students, workers and
other guests admitted by invitation
Banned by Deng's radical
predecessors during the 1966-76
Cultural Revolution, dancing has
become a rage among young Chinese.
The revelers pranced, whirled,
pirouetted and waved pompons in the
autumn chill as hundreds of loud-
speakers blared Chinese music ranging
from regimented Communist hymns to
a foot-stomping version of the
traditional ballad "The Maid of Alli
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As for Mondale's demand that
Reagan reveal what progress - if any
- was made at the meeting, the vice
president said, "If you really want
progress you do not disclose it - and
Mr. Mondale knows this - all the tran-
script or the confidences of a meeting of
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