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Abba Eban

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 16, 1986 -Page 3
'U' prof: Lucas
needs support

opens forum
Israeli diplomat Abba Eban gave whether we ourselves will become
the inaugural address for the first the causes of the problems by
annual forum dedicated to the which we suffered," he said.
Jewish presence in civilization last Many in the audience had strong
night, saying "You cannot write the feelings about the topics raised. "I
story of civilization without agree that the future of the Jewish
coming face to face with what Jews people and Israel will depend on
have said, lived, and performed." their willingness to accept reality
Eban, who is currently and compromise on the Arab
Chairman of Israel's Foreign issue," said Shai Popovsky, an
A Affairs and Defense Committee, Israeli graduate student in political
lectured in a crowded Rackham science.
Auditorium. Eban, who is also Mark Lichter, a graduate student
known for his Public Broadcast in public health said, "Speaking as
System television series "Heritage: a zionist, I though that it's high
Civilization of the Jews," said the time that an Israeli leader said that
Jewish story consists of four the real danger to Israel is the
mysteries: the mystery of internal threat posed by Israel's
preservation, resonance, suffering domination of 1.5 million Arabs on
and renewal. the west bank, " he said.
"THE IDEA of progress in
' history is a Hebrew idea," he said E B A N was simulatneously
citing the Jewish roots for moral Israel's ambassador to the United
choice, social justice, and States and the United Nations in the
international peace. But Eban also 1950s. He has held such posts as
warned against romanticizing all of Minister of Education and Culture,
Jewish life. He said that "Jewish Deputy Prime Minister, and
kingdoms have always been the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the
wrong decisions." Israeli government.
After his lecture Eban answered Eban's PBS television series,
questions from the floor concerning "Heritage: Civilization of the
topical issues. Jews," was adapted by his best
Eban, a moderate in the Israeli selling novel and first broadcast in
government, criticized his country's 1984. It continues to be shown in
"coercive rule" over Arabs in the the United States and other
West Bank. countries.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban lectures on the Jewish presence and
civilization from a historical perspective. He addressed a full house at
Rackham Auditorium last night.
Students use Safe Walk

If all of Michigan's black voters
backed Republican gubernatorial
candidate William Lucas in the
November election, their support
would be of little consequence
unless Lucas can narrow the two-to-
one margin Gov. James Blanchard
commands in the polls, according
to University Prof. Michael
If the margin "holds up the black
vote probably won't be very
decisive," said Dawson, a professor
of political science and Afro-
American studies.
D E B O R A Townsend, a
spokesman for the Lucas campaign
agreed with Dawson, saying, "we
consider (the black vote) very
important, but it's not going to
make or break the election."
Townsend said if Lucas can
capture more white and traditional
republican votes at the poll, the
black votes will become more
decisive in the election's outcome.
"Our feeling is we will do very
well in the black community,"
Townsend said. But recent polls
have indicated that Lucas does not
have the majority of blacks
supporting him and Lucas has
admitted his support among blacks
"is a little behind."
MICHAEL Traugott, a
research scientist at the University's
Center of Political Studies said,
"only one of ten voters are black. .
.If Lucas can't get more white votes
he can't win."
Traugott feels many state
republicans have declined to
officially back Lucas because he
just converted to the Republican
party last year and has never run in
a state-wide election. But he feels
they will ultimately back him
before November. "They're taking
their time," Dawson said.
Dawson maintained that Lucas
does not have the support of many
black organizations. "Black
churches have by and large
supported Blanchard."
LAST: WEEK 30 Detroit

ministers, most of them black,
Spledged their support for Blanchard,
ignoring Lucas' call to help him
"make history" by electing him the
country's first black governor.
Dawson said blacks have
usually tended toward more liberal
politics and at the same time have
had a "high degree of general
support" for black candidates. He
admitted he is, however, unsure
which of these two trends will be
more influential on election day.
Dawson suspects Reagan's visit
last month to stump for Lucas
"probably did no good" in Lucas'
attempt to increase black support.
D A W SON said Lucas hopes
Reagan's visit will help him win
over "traditional Michigan
republicans" and lure away from
Blanchard state democrats
supportive of Reagan.
But Dawson contends: "Reagan
has the lowest approval by blacks
of any president since the 1960s.
He has never done very well in
gaining support with the black
"If Lucas is going to win this
election he will have to have some
party crossover," Dawson said.
TRAUGOTT pointed out that
Blanchard has gotten a large number
of Republican crossovers. He cited
traditionally republican
organizations like the Michigan
Farm Bureau and small state
business associations have already'
pledged their support for Blanchard.
In an attempt to win Democratic
party crossovers Lucas has
attempted to win over labor unions
that have already pledged their
support for Blanchard.
From All Of Us At



Koyaanisqatsi (Geoffrey
Reggio, 1983), CG, 7:00 &
8:45 p.m., Aud A.
It has no plot, no dialouge, no
narration, but, bgosh, it does
have a score by Phillip Glass.
See it and be surreal.
The Deer Hunter (Michael
Cimino, 1978), Med, 7:30 p.m.,
Nat Sci.
One of the greatest American
flicks of all time, bar none.
Three Pennsylvania steel
workers go to Vietnam to get
their licks in, and come back
totally shattered.
The Trip To The
Bountiful (Peter Masterson,
1985), MTF, 7:45 p.m., Mich.
A slow, sloppy sob story,
redeemed only by a brilliant
performance from Geraldine Page
as an old woman struggling to
return one last time to the small
town where she lived most of
her life.
The Difference -
Soundstage, 9:30 p.m., U-Club
This student band is sure to
entertain you and provide great
dancing music.
Waiting for the Parade -
University Players, 8 p.m.,
Trueblood Theatre (764-0450).
University drama students will
perform this antiwar play by
John Murrell. It concerns
women waiting at home while
their men are away at war.
October Blues Fest - Brass
Ring Productions, 7:30 p.m.,
Power Center (763-TKTS).
This tremendous event will
include performances by John
Lee Hooker, John Hammond,
Elvin Bishop, and Pinetop
Perkins. Come be blue.
Fred Small - The Ark, 8
p.m., 637 1/2 South Main (761-
Fred is a topical
singer/songwriter, influenced by
Woody Guthrie and Malvina
"Marketing Your Liberal
Arts Degree," and
"Investigating Careers in
Government" - Career
Planning & Placement, 4:10
p.m., CP&P, 3200 SAB.
Phyllis Janowitz - Reading
from her work, Visiting Writers
Series, 5 p.m., West Conference
Room, Rackham.
Timothy Bahti - "Histories
of the University: Kant and

Sisters of Mercy, 7 p.m.,
Mercywood Health Building,
Catherine McAuley Health
Dennis Evans - "New
Developments in Financial
Careers," Finance Club, 4:15
p.m., Wolverine Room,
Assembly Hall Building, School
of Business.
"So You Want to Be a
are Your Career Options
and Do Classes Make a
Difference?" - Hewlett-
Packard, 6:30 p.m., CP&P
Library, SAB.
United Farm Workers
Support Group - 6:30 p.m.,
Room 3909, Union.
Hebrew Speaking Club -
4 p.m., 3050 Frieze Building.
U of M College Republicans
General Membership Meeting -
8 p.m., Room D, Michigan
SALSA (Socially Active
Latino Students
Association) New
Membership Meeting -
7:30 p.m., Dominicks, upstairs.
2nd Annual Business
School Film Festival -
Kresge Business Administration
Library and Michigan Media, 7-
10 p.m., Rooms K1310 and
K1320, Kresge Business
Administration Library (764-
Beni Schwartz on
Programs in Israel -
Hillel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1429
Hill Street (663-3336).
Hewlett Packard Pre-
Interview Recruiting -
The Society of Women
Engineers, 7-9 p.m., 1042 EE
dBase III Plus Beginner's
Capabilities and
Applications for the
University Community -
dBase Users Group, 11 a.m.-1
p.m., Public Computer Room
2065A, Frieze Building (769-
Impact Jazz Workshop -
UAC, 7 p.m., Michigan Union
Ballroom (763-1107).
Carl Simon and The
Planar Double - Michigan
Math Show, 4 p.m., 3201
Angell Hall.
Send announcements of up-
coming events to "The List,"

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really positive reactions," she
said. Since the program's
initiation more than150 users
have been given a safe passage.
The program runs out of the
Undergraduate Library from 8
p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday
through Thursday.
When a students needs to be
walked somewhere, a SafeWalk
dispatcher receives calls and sends
out a two-person walking
team-two women or a man and
a woman-to the caller's
location. The caller is then
accompanied to any destination
within walking distance of
Central Campus.
DEMANDsfor the program
has led to a shortage of walkers.
Currently there are only two
"walking teams"per two-hour
shift, but according to Simon
dozens of people have asked
about working with SafeWalk,
including users who have been
so impressedthat they became
volunteers. An additional 41
walkers are being trained this
week, bringing the total number
to 100, Simon added.
Library Science graduate
student Natalie Shilling, a third
time service user said, "I think
it's great because I live off
campus. I tell everybody about it.

We all talk about how it just
isn't safe" . She added that there
have been two rapes in her
neighborhood this year.
AS THEY walked in the
drizzle, volunteers Tom
Wilkinson, LSA senior, and
Michele Krolicki, business
administration junior, discussed
SafeWalk's effectiveness.
Wilkinson explained: "It's not
going to have a major effect on
the rest of the world. I don't
know how much it will prevent
rape, but at least the people who
are walking will feel more
relaxed." Krolicki countered by
saying SafeWalk will prevent
rape and added: "I was always
told there's safety in numbers."
Leslie Cole, an LSA freshman
and program coordinator,
explained: "There hasn't been a
dramatic pickup, because things
didn't start off as slowly as we
expected. I didn't expect the word
to spread as fast as it did." She
estimated that 15-25 people were
accompanied each night,
explaining that she had expected
closer to 8.
THERE IS an equal number
of male and female volunteers,
Cole said. Both believe there is a
critical need for the program.



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