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Asbestos
in Lorch
Hall gone,
fnew test
results say
By LILY ENG
New test results show that the
asbestos released during recent con-
struction in Lorch Hall has been
cleaned up and poses no further health
-hazard, University Occupational
;Health Director Kenneth Schatzle said
;yesterday.
The tests, performed late last week,
s revealed only a small trace of asbestos
in a part of the third floor. That sample
revealed one one-hundredth of a fiber
per cubic centimeter in the air. Two
fibers per cubic centimeter is con-
sidered safe by government standards.
SCHATZLE SAID the tiny amount of
asbestos found indicates that the clean-
up effor was effective. Workers wet the
iasbestos and removed it with a
specially-equipped vacuum, he said.
University employees who work in
Lorch Hall became concerned several
aweeks ago when they learned that
iasbestos from pipe insulation had been
;released during renovation of the
;building.
bdGarry Fleming, assistant project
representative for the Center for
Afroamerican Studies, said he and
other Lorch employees were upset
"because they were not informed of the
presence of asbestos until after the in-
Sulation was removed.
Fleming said he was pleased with the
results released yesterday. "If the
#esults were close or well over the un-
afe mark, I definitely would be unhap-
py and would make sure that more tests
'would continue," he said.
+ The building was first tested in
November after the asbestos-laden pipe
insulation was removed. Nearly one
fiber per cubic centimeter of air was
found in some of those tests. Although
that level is only half the legal limit, it
was high enough to concern many em-
aployees.
Schatzle said the University might
conduct further tests for asbestos if it is
found in on-going construction in the
building. A state health inspector is ex-
pected to visit Lorch Hall this morning
to verify that there is no remaining
Manger.
Asbestos was recently removed from
the pipes inthe system of steam tunnels
which heats the University. Plastic
bags filled with the removed asbestos
were stacked in various locations
;round campus for several days,
prompting several students to wonder if
bags posed a health hazard. University
officials said the asbestos was not
dangerous and all of the bags were
eventually. sent to a hazardous waste
dump in Wayne County.
HAPPI

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 15, 1985 - Page 3
Marchers praise King as
'drum major for justice'

By JODY BECKER
About 100 people braved the cold Sun-
day to march behind a banner
proclaiming "We Shall Overcome" in
honor of slain civil rights activist Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. in the Third Annual
Martin Luther King Unity March.
The march, sponsored by the Second
Baptist church of Ann Arbor, com-
memorated King's birthday, which is
today.
"Dr. King was a non-violent man,
and I am walking because I think he
helped people to get our freedom. This
is to help people remember," said 11-
year-old Vincent Williams of Ypsilanti.
Children marched alongside adults,
many of whom credited King with
giving them the inspiration to achieve
goals their ancestors would never have
dreamed of.
Former state senator Dr. Edward
Pierce of Ann Arbor said he was mar-
ching because "I feel like part of the
group."
PIERCE SAID the civil rights
movement spurred him to open the
Summit Medical Center in 1967 to
provide medical care for low-income
families in the area.
Pierce, a candidate in the upcoming
mayoral election, said, "I wish
everybody in town would be here."
Dave Robinson, a University ad-
missions officer who was participating
in his first unity walk, said: "I can't say
enough about (King). He's my leader.
I've received so much inspiraton and
encouragement from him. He . planted
a seed of hope in so many of us, and we
can't assess the contribution he made
toward human relations in general."
Robinson's sentiments were echoed
in the church program which followed
the march. About 200 people par-
ticipated in the tribute to the man who
the Rev. Emmett Green, pastor of the
Second Baptist Church, called a "drum
major for justice."
KING THE grandson of a share-
cropper, won the Nobel Peace Prize in
1964 for his efforts in organizing the civil
rights movement and championing the
cause of inter-racial cooperation in the
United States and human rights around
the world.
"Anyone who can remember a day
when a black person couldn't try on
clothes in a store because no white per-
son would try them on after a nigger
had, knows what Martin did for us,"
University sociology Prof. Aldon
Morris told the crowd.
"And don't let anybody tell you

there's no (civil rights) movement
today. We are still on the move," said
Morris who characterized the current
movement as "oppressed."
"BUT LOOK across the country at
the protest being directed at South
Africa. That's the same movement of
the slaves and the 1920s and thirties and
forties and fifties and sixties," he ad-
ded.
Alluding to his personal feelings of
gratitude toward King, Morris said,
"without the movement I would not be
standing here today as Dr. Morris."
Morris added that activists today
must work to improve the living stan-
dards of all blacks. "We must confront
racist America in terms of economics
in as vigorous a sense that we deman-
ded Jim Crow be put in his grave," he
said.
"HE WAS only concerned with what
kind of heart you had," Morris said.
"But he realized that with the vast
resources of the church he could turn
mountains of oppression upside down."

Those same "vast resources" of the
black church helped the Rev. Jesse
Jackson in his campaign for the
presidential nomination last year and
in his revitalization of King's legacy,
Morris added.
In an address entitled "Martin
Luther King and his personal vision for
World Peace," University political
science Prof. Ernest Wilson said,
"King's vision of the indivisibility of the
fight against oppression" led to what he
called "widespread condemnation (of
King) during his life," and perhaps
ironically even his fatal shooting in
April, 1968.
Tom Fleming, a teacher at the
Washtenaw Juvenile Detention Center
who participated in the program, said
"I march for the children. I explain that
Dr. King worked most of his life, while
he wassnot in jail to raise con-
sciousness.
"So they might have slain the
dreamer, but we're here to continue to
keep the dream alive."

Night light

A street light shines eerily through the icy branches of a tree near Mason
Hall Sunday.
0 .
Olmpic star charged
with pot possession

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LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Track star
Edwin Moses, an Olympic gold
medalist and Sports Illustrated's
athlete of the year, yesterday faced
misdemeanor charges he propositioned
a prostitute and possessed a small
amount of marijuana.
Moses was one of 82 men arrested
Sunday during a Sunset Boulvard- vice
squad sweep in Hollywood. He was
released after being booked on the
misdemeanor charge on his promise he
would appear at a Jan. 29 arraignment.
A CITATION, the equivalent of a traffic
ticket, also was issued for marijuana
possession. The amount allegedly
carried by Moses was "very small,"
police said.
Alan Dahle, a deputy city attorney,
said detectives presented their case to
prosecutors and misdemeanor charges
JNINGS]

Highlight
The Union Cultural Program presents the Concert of the Month at 9 p.m. in
the Pendleton Room of the Union. The concert features saxophonist
Reginald Borik, saxophone and pianist Deborah Berman.
Films
AAFC-Manhattan, 7 & 8:45 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Performances
Ark-Herb David Guitar Studio, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main.
University Music Society-Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist, 8:30 p.m., Hill
Aud.
Speakers
Chinese Studies-Roades Murphey, "Man and Nature in China," noon,
Lane Hall Commons.
Chemistry Dept.-William Stwalley, "Photochemistry and Photophysics
of Alkali Metal Vapors," 4 p.m., Chemistry Building.
Geological Sciences-Peter Sadler, "Estimating the Completeness of
Stratigraphic Sections," 4 p.m., Rm. 4001, C:C. Little Building.
Statistics-Gordon Simons, "The Bayes Rules for Anscombe's Model for
Sequential Medical Trials," 4 p.m., Rm. 451 Mason Hall.
Computing-"Intro. to MTS commands," 12:10 p.m., 1011 NUBS.
New Jewish Agenda-Steve Heyworth, Benjamin Ben-Baiuch, "The
Israeli Economy," noon, Rm. 4, Michigan League.
Meetings
Ann Arbor Go Club-7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Michigan Student Assembly-7:30 p.m., Rm. 3909, Union.
Cross Country Ski Club-7:20 p.m., Rm. 439, Mason Hall.
Rugby Club -8 p.m., Coliseum.
Turner Geriatric Clinic-1 p.m., 1010 Wall Street.
WJJX - mass meeting, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 439, Mason Hall.
CEW-Job Hunt Club, noon, 350 S. Thayer.
Miscellaneous
Matthaei Rotanical Gardens-wnrkshnn on nresed flnwer arrandino O.c-

would be filed today.
Neither Moses nor his agent, Gordon
Baskin, would be reached for comment
on the charges.
The misdemeanor count of soliciting
an act of prostitution carried a possible
six-month jail sentence and $500 fine.
Moses, married and recently named
co-winner of Sports Illustrated's
Athlete of the Year award with gym-
nast Mary Lou Retton, won the gold
medal in the 400 meter hurdles in the
1976 band 1984 Olypics and has not lost
in seven years and 109 races.
He also is the holder of the world
record for the 400-meter hurdles with a
time of 47.02, and was the 1983 winner of
the Sullivan Award, the equivalent of
the Heisman trophy for amateur
athletes.
Suicide
pill
campaign
ends
(Continued from Page 1)
awareness of the issue. that was our
true goal, and I think we accomplished
that," she added.
Mysliwiec said the proposal might
have failed to gain widespread support
because some students saw it as a
media event.
"Those are the ones who never read
beyond the first line," she said. "There
was also a basic problem with people
understanding the analogy 'bombs
equal suicide.'"
"WE WERE never advocating
sucide," she added.
Scott Page, MSA president, said he
was surprised at what SANS had ac-
complished, "not because of who they
were or because of a lack of
determination." He said the group's
limited success was probably due to the
problem of "getting people to see
beyond the suicide issue.
"If I had to put money down I don't
know that I would have bet they would
go this far. But they brought in Jason
Salzman (the originator of the idea at
Brown) and students did question the
issue," Page said.
Now many of the 12 SANS members
are turning their efforts toward other
anti-nuclear projects. Mysliwiec plans
to participate in the Ann Arbor Peace
Community and continue research on
the city's plans for dealing with a
nuclear war.
"A formal statement of disbandment

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