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Dental
school
Sdiscusses
minority
Srecruiter
By CARRIE LEVINE
The dental school budget priorities
committee met yesterday with the sc-
hool's minority recruiter in an attempt
to save his job from being eliminated,
but officials are still uncertain about
the fate of the position.
Local dentist Lee Jones has held the
position of admissions counselor,
minority recruiter, and student advisor
5 for the last 13 years. The dental school
recently told Jones that his job would be
eliminated due to budget cuts.
"GOING into this year, the budget
priorities committee was facing a
$700,000 deficit," said dental school
Dean Richard Christiansen. "It was
very important to correct this. (The
w committee) went about making some
very hard and difficult decisions in
regard to reducing the size of the depar-
tment and the number of people in-
volved."
The school has planned to assign
Jone's duties to two faculty members
in addition to their full time teaching
load. Some people, including Jones,
feel such a plan could weaken school
recruiting efforts.
"I THINK that dividing my job bet-
ween two people will cause more
damage in the sense that the same
quality won't be maintainted," Jones
said. "They won't be able to commit
the same amount of time that I have
because they are full-time professors."
"If two people get cut from a depar-
tment of 10 people, it's not that bad
because the other people can take over
for them. In my department, I'm the
only one," Jones said.
Dean Christiansen said he is concer-
ned about cutting the positon but sees
few alternatives in the situation. He
said the dental school is looking for
ways to save Jones' job but hasn't found
a solution.
"We have submitted an application to
Kthe Department of Health and Human
sServices for additional funding in the
area of minority recruitment,"
Christiansen said, "If we can gain this
support, we can enlarge our (minority
recruitment) department, keeping both
k(Jones) and the two new people."
Black enrollment in the dental school
is currently 6.5 percent, with this year's
entering class at 7 percent black
students.
The Black Dental Student Association
recently sent a letter to the Michigan
Student Assembly outlining their concern
over the loss of Jones' position.

The Michigan Daily - Saturday, December 8, 1984- Page 3
India will survive crises
Indian counsel declares

By ARONA PEARLSTEIN
WITH WIRE REPORTS
India will survive despite the recent tragedies that have
killed thousands of its citizens, India's general counsel for
Chicago said last night.
"India is much greater than any individual. There's a cer-
tain agelessness and timelessness about it," Rajni Kant
Varma told an audience of about 100 people at Angell Hall.
"India has a certain resilience about it."
MANY MEMBERS of the University's Indian community
showed up for the discussion which began with a moment of
silence for those killed in the riots following the assassination
of Indira Gandhi and for the citizens of Bhopal who died as a
result of a poisonous gas leak earlier this week.
"We have never had any lack of people making plrophecies
of doom. People who know India - they all felt that, as bad
as the recent events were, they all said in so many words,
that they had confidence in India," Varma said.
Varma also talked about the problems of having Gandhi's
son take over as prime minister.
"A LOT OF people felt concerned that Rajiv Gandhi is the
son of Indira Gandhi," he said. "Some people feel that there
is something wrong with a democracy when the son of a
prime minister can also be the prime minister.
"I should think in a free democracy, the only qualification
for an elected official is to win the confidence of the people. If
he comes from a certain family, he has a certain advantage.
that you can't avoid."

With Gandhi's death, questions have arisen as to the nature
of Indian-Soviet relations, which Varma said would remain
essentially unchanged.
"THERE IS no evidence that India ia tilting one way or the
other. Non-alignment is an assertion of independence," he
said. "It is unfortuante that on many international issues
(India and the U.S.) find ourselves on different sides."
In Bhopal yesterday police arrested the chairman of Union
Carbide Corp. as he stepped off a plane, charging him with
criminal liability in history's worst chemical disaster, a gas
leak that killed at least 2,000 people. He was released on bail
several hours later.
- The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi said Union Carbide Corp.
chairman Warren Anderson's freedom on $2,000 bail was
secured after delicate negotiations between the American
and Indian governments.
The executive had been held under house arrest at the
company's luxurious guest house in Bhopal.
It was not immediately clear whether Anderson, 63, who
flew to India from the corporation's headquarters in Dan-
bury, Conn., would be required to remain in the country to
face the charges, which carry prison sentences of 10 years to
life.
U.S. Embassy spokesman William Miller, however, said
Anderson was expected to "return to the United States in a
day or two."

Rajni Kant Varma, Indian General counsel for Chicago, addresses students
in Angel Hall last night.

Chinese
newspaper
labels
Marxism
obsolete

PEKING (AP) - China said yester-
day that orthodox Marxism is outdated
and cannot be depended on to solve
Chinese problems. The statement was
direct repudiation of the ruling Com-
munist Party's founding philosophy.
A front-page editorial in the party
newspaper People's Daily declared the
thoughts of the communist ideologue
Karl Marx and his associates Friedrich
Engels and Vladimir Lenin to be
obsolete.
"MARX PASSED away 101 years
ago, his works are more than a century
old," the editorial said. "Some were his
visions of that time, after which the
situation changed greatly. Some of his

ideas are not necessarily appropriate.
"There are many things that Marx,
Engels and Lenin never experienced or
had any contact with. We cannot
depend on the works of Marx and Lenin
to solve our modern-day questions," the
editorial said.
The declaration was the latest sign of
what foreign observers have called a
gradual, methodical reinterpretation of
basic communist principles that have
helped shape the world's most populous
country for the past three decades.
"USING SOME theories of Marx and
Lenin to define an abundant, rich
modern life can only impede the advan-
ce of history," the editorial said. "As

the successors of Marx, we have the
obligation to develop and enrich
Marxism.'
The editorial coincides with an am-
bitious effort by senior Chinese leader.
Deng Xiaoping to remold China's
economy, encourage private enter-
prise, woo foreign investment and
promote competition. It comes just a
few weeks after the party announced
sweeping economic reforms designed
to introduce more free enterprise into
the country's highly centralized
economy.
"They are clearly trying to find a
theoretical justification for what they
are doing," said one Western diplomat,

who spoke with the understanding that
he not be identified. "It goes beyond
what they've said before in terms of
directness.''
Some conservative party members
are known to be uncomfortable with
Deng's reforms because they seem in-
compatible with fundamental Marxist
tenets and could be interpreted as a
shift to capitalism.
The Soviet Union, which considers it-
self the guide for other Marxist states,
has signaled disapproval of China's
departure from Soviet-style planning.
The Soviets have said the reforms will
undermine communist ideology and
lead to inflation and unemployment.

Cocaine dealers 'plot against U.S. Ambassador uncovered

LA PAZ, Bolivia (UPI) - Authorities foiled a
plot by cocaine traffickers to assassinate U.S.
Ambassador Edwin Corr and members of the
Bolivian government, U.S. and Bolivian of-
ficials said yesterday.
The Interior Ministry said Bolivian and
Colombian cocaine traffickers hired a mer-
cenary to kill Corr, an outspoken promoter of
U.S.-financed anti-drug programs.
THE HIRED assassin, who was identified
only as an Italian-Argentine, apparently en-
tered Bolivia 15 days ago from Brazil using a
false passport, the ministry said.

Ministry sources said the suspect was not in
custody and was believed to be in the eastern
Bolivian city of Santa Cruz where he previously
worked with right-wing paramilitary death
squads.
No further details of how the plot was
discovered were available. The ministry did
not identify members of President Herman
Siles Zuaza's civilian government who were
on the alleged hit list.
U.S. EMBASSY spokesman Steven Seche
confirmed the ministry report and said un-
specified "security measures" were taken af-

ter discovery of the plot. Corr declined com-
ment.
Corr, 50, ambassador in La Paz since 1981,
has been an outspoken advocate of anti-drug
programs that have included destruction of
Bolivian coca crops and the training of nar-
cotics police.
Seventeen Peruvian members of an anti-
drug unit were shot to death last month by
cocaine traffickers working in Peru's jungle,
police said. The U.S. government's $30 million

coca eradication program in Peru was suspen-
ded because of the violence.
Almost all the world's coca, the main ingred-
cient in cocaine, is grown in Peru and Bolivia
and shipped through Colombia to the United
States and Europe.
The alleged plot was the latest involving
threats and violence against U.S. interests by
drug traffickers coinciding with a U.S. crack-
down on cocaine and marijuana production and
smuggling throughout South America and the
Caribbean.

Right price will buy fake M.D.

WASHINGTON (UPI) - Ten
thousand or more doctors in this coun-
try may be using bogus credentials
from foreign medical schools, treatin
patients after buying diplomas for as
much as $25,000, a key House charman
said yesterday.
Rep. Claude Pepper, (D-Fla.), head
of the House Aging Committee, said the
panel's subcommittee on health and
long-term care has concluded that
"upwards of 10,000 so-called 'doctors'
now in hospitals and private practice
have obtained fraudulent foreign
medical degrees."
YESTERDAY THE panel heard from
a man convicted of selling bogus

medical degrees, two men who bought
phony credentials, and a lawyer
representing a woman whose husband
suffered irresversible brain damage at
the hands of an "anesthesiologist"
whose credentials wer faked.
Pepper said "most rfederal and state
agencies have relatively lax systems
for checking the credentials of foreign
medical school graduates."
Pedro deMesones, who sold fake
degrees and is now serving a 3-year
sentence for mail fraud, testified that it
was not possible to obtain a bogus
degree from a U.S. school.
DeMesones testifies that he bribed of-
ficials at a nc w-defunct medical school
in the Dominican Republic - one of 60
medical schools in the country - to
give him bogus degrees: transcripts
and other supporting paperwork for
"students" who paid him up to $27,000.
He was arrested last year in an under-

cover operation, and the Dominican
Republic has closed two of the schools,
including one he used.
Of the 165 people he had assisted over
three years, committee officials said 13
had obtained medical licenses and
another six were in hospital residency
programs.
Correction
Hints for The Daily Dozen competition
will appear in the classified pages until
Dec. 12. The winners will be announced
Jan. 11. The dates were incorrectly
listed in yesterday's Daily.
USE DAILY CLASSIFIEDS

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FRANCE AND SPAIN
SUMMER PROGRAMS
Tuesday, December 11
4:10 p.m.
Lecture Room II, MLB
Spend July and August 1985 in France or Spain
and earn U of M credit for
second- or third-year French or Spanish
All interested persons are welcome
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-HAPPENINGS-
Highlight
The University Activities Center presents its Soph show, Grease, tonight
at 8 p.m. in the Mendelssohn Theater.
Films
Cinema Two - Catch 22,7 & 9:30 p.m., Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Alternative Action - Annie Hall, 7:30 & 9:15 p.m., MLB Auditorium 4.
Mediatrics - Raiders of the Lost Ark, 7 & 9p.m., MLB Auditorium 3.
Cinema Guild - Key Largo, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
AAFC - Rocky and Bullwinkle, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Bugs Bunny shorts, 8:15
p.m., Nat. Sci. Auditorium.
Performances
Kerrytown Concert House - Today's Brass Quintet playing "Brass and
Bagels," 10 a.m. & noon, 415 North Forest.
Electronic Music Studio - "An Evening of New Electronic Music," 8 p.m.,
Rackham Auditorium.
The Ark - Billy Novick & Guy van Dusser, 8 p.m., 637 South Main.
School of Music -Peifen liv Szasz piano recital, 2 p.m., Recital Hall, Perrin
Allaire Baritone recital, 4 p.m., Recital Hall, Cathy Miller horn recital, 6
p.m., Recital Hall.
Eclipse - Pat Meheny in Concert, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Miscellaneous
Ann Arbor Public Library - "Investment Trends in the 1980's" by Paul
McIntyre, 12:10 p.m., 343 S. Fifth Avenue.

TAU BETA PI ASSOCIATION
The Tau Beta Pi Association, the national engineering honor society, was founded to mark in a fitting manner those who have
conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by Distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by
their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.
We, the officers and faculty advisors of the Michigan Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, wish to congratulate the following
initiates who have achieved these high standards and have successfully completed the initiation rituals, therefore becoming active
members of Tau Beta Pi:

Karl Altenhof
Tia Badalamante
Deborah Barletta
John Bauer
James Bauerschmidt
Dave Bender
Colin Bidwell
Scott Bird
Paul Bixel
Renee Bloomfield
Terry Bovee
Amy Brownell

Jeffrey Costew
Mariesa Crow
Elizabeth Daykin
Edmond De Chazal
Peter Czerwinski
Dona Deman
Nicholas Dembsay
Margaret Doerr
John Dyjach
Charles Eberhard
Steven Everett
Stephen Faris
*1* , 1 **.

Salah Hassini
David Helm
Steven Hill
Brant Hinrichs
Kai Ho
Li-Pen Ho
Jimmy Hsiao
Jin Ji
Brian Keller
Steven Kilberg
Bal Kim
David Krieg

Robert McPherson
Juah Melgarejo
Michael Miller
Ryan Miller
Troy Newberry
George Nickerson
Peter Olin
Debra Patterson
Gautam Phull
Lynn Piecuch
James Pitton
David Pollard
D.._,n_ %

Clayton Shy
Angus Simpson
Marvir Skinner
Alan Smudz
Jeanete Soong
Michael Sovel
David Stephens
Lawrence Sternberg
Michael Stewart
James St. Onge
Alison Stolle
Robert Stratford
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