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Apartheid protesters

The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 24, 1986 - Page 3
ight racism with shanty

By DOV COHEN
For the next two weeks, a small part
of the Diag will be reserved for
fighting racial segregation in South
Africa.
The seven by seven foot wooden
shanty set up on the Diag last Thur-
sday by members of the Free South

Africa Coordinating Committee
(FSACC) will remain until April 4.
The shanty's presence parallels the
designated National Weeks of Action
Against Racism and Apartheid, which
runs from March 20 to April 6.
CONSTRUCTED from planks
FSACC members found, the shanty is
typical of the kind of house South

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African families live in, according to
Barbara Ransby, coordinator for
FSACC. She said the actual shanties
vary in size from family to family,
although most are larger than seven
feet by seven feet.
About 40 people have signed up to
work a series of three-hour shifts
manning the shanty around the clock,
but Ransby said she's still looking for
more volunteers.
At all times, at least two people will
keep the vigil outside the shanty,
passing out anti-apartheid leaflets
and accepting donations for FSACC.
THE VIGIL'S purpose, Ransby
said, is "to show people we are willing
to make sacrifices," to fight apar-
theid. But LSA sophomore Brett
Stockdill, who volunteered to sit out-
side the shack, said "the sacrifice is
pretty minimal compared to what we
are fighting (and) the sacrifice (made
by) the people of South Africa."
"It's a harsh reminder of what's
going on," Ransby added.

"As people walk by, (the shanty)
interests them. It's a very intriguing,
structure," he added. "One person
didn't know what apartheid is. We in-
formed one more person about the
situation."
THE SHANTY is plastered with an-
ti-apartheid posters, a poster ac-;
claiming imprisoned black dissent
Nelson Mandella, and news clip-
pings. Inside, the shanty is insulated
with blankets, and two lawn chairs
covered with sleeping bags and
blankets lie on the floor.
Passer-by Kurt Hullander. an LSA
senior, noticed the shanty and said,:
"I think it's a really good idea. It's a
way to reach people who wouldn't.
otherwise bother to learn.
"One of the main problems with a
rally is that only people who are in-
formed come."
But another student said the shack's
appearance may keep people from
asking questions about the group's
work. "I think they could have built a
better shack," said Jeff Rittenhouse,
an LSA sophomore. "It just looks kind
of 'stay away from me."

What's happening
around Ann Arbor

Campus Cinema
Dr. No (Terence Young, 1962) MTF,
7 p.m., Mich.
The first and one of the finest Bond
movies to date. Sean Connery as
:Bond goes to Jamaica and encoun-
ters master-fiend Dr. No. With Ur-
sula Andres.
sGoldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)
~MTF, 9:15 p.m.,Mich.
An extremely exciting Bond film
starring Sean Connery. Fort Knox is
threatened by the infamous Gold-
finger - and guess what - 007 has to
stop him.
: Performances
:Lewitzky Dance Company -
oUniversity Musical Society, 8 p.m.,
Power Center (665-3717).
Bella Lewitzky's 20-year-old com-
pany, based in Los Angeles, will per-
form several pieces by Stravinsky.
New World String Quartet - School
of Music, 8 p.m., Rackham
Auditorium (763-4726).
This string ensemble of Grand
Rapids Symphony members will
perform works by Mozard, Verdi,
and Beethoven.
Skye - Ann Arbor Council for
KTraditional Music and Dance Hall
Concert, 8 p.m., 509 N. Seventh St.,
(769-1052).
This group will perform
traditional songs and instrumentals
from Britain on a variety of in-
struments, including bagpipes and
harp.
Bars and Clubs
BIRD OF PARADISE (662-8310) -
Paul Vornaghen & Friends, Latin
jazz and swing-bop.
THE BLIND PIG (996-8555) - The
Toll rock'n' roll.
THE EARLE (994-0211) Larry Man-
derville, solo pianist.

William Mason - "Comparative
Analysis of Early Fertility: Further
Advances With the WFS,"
Population Studies Center, noon,
1225S. University.
Robert Scott - "EXAFS Studies:
Ni Enzymes," Chemistry, 4 p.m.,
1200 Chemistry Bldg.
F. T. Ulaby - "Microwave
Dielectric Dispersion Spectrum of
Bound Water and Vegetation,"
Aerospace Engineering, 4 p.m., 113
Aerospace Engineering Bldg.
Karl Zinn - "An Introduction to
Programming and Problem Solving
With Logo," CRLT, 7 p.m., 3001
School of Education Bldg.
Meetings
United Community Against
Racism - 5:30 p.m., MSA Cham-
bers, Union.

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Dave Fletcher looks over a list of people signed up to support anti-apar-
theid views.

Volunteer Anthony Vavasis, an LSA
sophomore, said the shanty has
helped the group recapture the
public's attention to the struggle

against apartheid. "As soon as South
Africa went out of style, people
assumed the problem was solved,"
Vavasis said.

Greek Week raised $30,000 for charity

By MELISSA BIRKS
After chowing down 400 pounds of
spaghetti, wallowing in a vat of slip-
pery gelatin, and knotting their arms
and legs in a life-size Twister game,
sorority and fraternity members en-
ded Greek Week Saturday with
$30,000 raised for a variety of
charities.
"It's a great way to raise money,"
LSA sophomore Amy Nick said of the
11 events staged during the seven
days and the competition between the
18 teams. "Everybody gets together
for a good cause. It's a lot of fun."
THE TEAM comprised of Alpha
Tau Omega, Delta Gamma, and Delta
Chi dominated the various events to
become the overall Greek Week win-
ning team for 1986.
Local merchants donated 200 poun-
ds of ground beef and 190 pounds of
dry noodles for the Alpha Tau Omega
Spaghetti Chow-Down, which kicked

off Greek Week last Saturday.
Students purchased a spaghetti din-
ner for $2.50 that was prepared by the
fraternity. The $3,000 profit will go to
Ann Arbor's Art Start.
THE OVERGROWN Twister game
on the Diag on Monday brought $1,500
for the American Red Cross, while
Delta Gamma's Anchor Splash on
Tuesday raised $2,00 for the Kellogg
Eye Center.
Alpha Omicron Pi's Dance Contest
Wednesday night garnered more than
$2,000 for the Arthritis Foundation.
That same night was Mr. Greek Week
Contest, which earned $2,600 for the
Washtenaw Area Council for Retar-
ded Children.
Among the more unusual events of
Greek Week, the traditional Jello
jump contest raised $2,400 for
Muscular Dystrophy. The participan-
ts got an unusual surprise when they
jumped into the eye-high vat of slip-

pery green gelatin to look for num-
bered golf balls that corresponded
with a prize.
"Everybody was really excited un-
til they got in," Caruso said. "They
didn't realize how cold it was going to
be. Especially when they put their

head under."
The Greek Week steering commit-
tee began planning for the ex-
travaganza last April, by randomly
matching teams by computer,
scheduling the events, and deciding
the charities to receive proceeds.

UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES CENTER
COMMITTEE CHAIR APPLICATIONS

Multiple Sclerosis
Counseling group;
Others group, 7 p.m.,
United Way.

Society -
Significant
Washtenaw

Society for Creative Anachronism
- 7p.m., East Quad.
Furthermore
Film of Steve Biko's Trial -
National Weeks of Action Against
Racism and Apartheid, 6 p.m., 138
Hutchins Hall.
Candlelight Vigil for victims of
violence in Central America and
South Africa - National Weeks of
Action Against Racism and Apar-
theid, 9 p.m., Diag.

MUSKET
Soph Show
Mediatrics
Michigras
Minicourses
Viewpoint Lectures
Soundstage
Laughtrack .

Impact Jazz
Comedy Company
College Bowl
Starbound
Homecoming
Special Events
Tech. Crew
Ticket Central

City council to vote

Women's Rugby
Coliseum, 8 p.m.

practice -

MR. FLOOD'S PARTY
Bill Heid Trio, bebop,
and blues.

(995-2132) -
Latin tunes,

The NECTARINE BALLROOM
(994-5436) - New Music, DJ Roger
"Night Fever" LeLievre.
RICK'S AMERICAN CAFE (996-
2747) - Microtones, ska.
Speakers
James Stewart-Robinson -
"Ataturk and Literature," Near
Eastern Studies, noon, Commons Room,
Lane Hall.
Frank Moore Cross - "Jonah: A
Prophetic Parody," Near Eastern
Studies, 4 p.m., Rackham Am-
phitheater.
History of Jazz - Eclipse Jazz,
7:30 p.m., Welker Room, Union.
Jalal Adib Naeem, Elizabeth
Aerlikowski - Guild House Writers
Series, 8 p.m., 802 Monroe.
Polly Phipps - "Earnings
Inequality and Occupational
Segregation Among Professionals in
Chemistry," Women's Studies,
,noon, 238A W. Engineering Bldg.

How Shall We Then Live? - Fran-
cis Schaeffer's Film Series, 7:30
p.m., Aud. C, Angell Hall.
Intuition and Healing - Canter-
bury House open class, 8 p.m., 218 N.
Division.
Tutoring in math, science and
engineering - Tau Beta Pi, 7 p.m.,
307 Undergraduate Library; 8 p.m.,
Bursley.
VersaTerm - Microcomputer
Education workshop, 8:30 a.m., 3001
School of Education Bldg.
MS-DOS Hard Disk Skills -
Microcomputer Education
workshop, 10:30 a.m., 3001 School of
Education Bldg.
Learning to Use the Machntosh -
Microcomputer Education
workshop, 8 p.m., 3001 School of
Education Bldg.
Graphics - HRD workshop, 1
p.m.
Tae Kwon Do practice - 6 p.m.,
2275 CCRB.
Square Dance Lessons - A-
Squares, 7 p.m., Union.
Bible Study - Wesley Foundation,
6p.m., 602E. Huron.
Vegetarian Cooking Class - 6
p.m., Bhaktivedanta Cultural Cen-
ter, 606 Packard.

(Continued from Page 1)
a parking-exempt zone, developer
Richard Berger is proposing to build
82 on-site parking spaces and ad-
ditional off-site parking.
He has two options in providing ad-
ditional parking: buying the city-
owned parking structure on
Washington and First Street and
rebuilding it to fit 600 spaces, or if the
city refuses to sell this site lobby city
council for permission to build a
parking structure for 350 cars over the
Huron Ashley bus station. This struc-
ture would have access to the recently
city-approved 800-space Ann-Ashley
structure.
Reaction among downtown mer-
chants is a mix between anticipation
of increased sales revenue and a fear
that parking facilities will be
inadequate to accommodate the traf-
fic the project will bring.
Tim Shannon, the manager of
Wilkinson Luggage Shop on 327 South
Main St., said, "If it goes through, it
(Huron Plaza) will get some of the
people that stay at the conference
center downtown. If you are going to
get people downdown, they're going to
do some shopping, or at least window
shopping."
"I KNOW that if I stay someplace
for three or four days, the first day,
I'll stay in the hotel, but by the second
or third day, I walk around (the
city)," Shannon said.
"The trick is to get the people down-
town," he added.
Jim Hart the owner of Seyfried
Jewelers on 304 S. Main St. echoed
Shannon, saying "I guess most of the
merchants feel that if there is going to
be a hotel one and a half blocks away
and an average of 1,000 extra people a
day in the area, it can't hurt."
Even merchants in nearby
Kerrytown think that Huron Plaza
will bring business to their stores.
TARA Bhabhrawala, owner of
Fashions and Things in Kerrytown
said, "It will bring more people from
downtown."

However, Ghabhrawala, is worried
about some potential problems that
Huron Plaza can bring.
"I don't know about the parking
situation because the people are sure
to bring their cars," she said.
JOHN SPAIDE, manager of Mast
Shoes on 217S. Main St., likes the con-
cept of Huron Plaza, but does not like
the plan currently under con-
sideraton.
"If they (city council) pass the 82
parking space deal then there will not
be enough parking. If they accept the
plan with 389 parking spaces, then I
can't see it would be anything but
good," Spaide said.
He said that 82 on-site parking
spaces coupled with additonal off-site
parking will be enough.
Most of the space in the Ann/Ashley
parking structure will be for city em-
ployees and for people living and
working in One North.Main, an office
and condominium structure under
construction.
"MOST OF those people will only
utilize the structure during the day,"
Berger said. That means in the even-
ing when offices are empty spaces
will open up, he said, adding that con-
vention-related need for parking is
heaviest at night.
Berger also said that 50 percent of
the people who attend conventions do
not bring a car.- They come from the
airport via shuttle or a taxi.

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