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Germans discover U.S. culture
By CARRIE LORANGER
The West German musicians
who spent seven days in Ann Arbor
as part of a sister city exchange
program returned to Tuebingen,
West Germany on Saturday
morning, taking with them new
clothes, new instruments, and fresh
insights on American traditions.
Tuebingen was established as
Ann Arbor's first sister city in
1966 to promote cultural exchanges
between Germany and the United
States. The action was part of a
nationwide program initiated by
President Eisenhower to promote
better understanding and a basis for
peace between the United States and
other countries. The national
program, called "People to People,"
ACCORDING to John
Hathaway, an Ann Arbor resident
and one of the city council
members to approve the program in
1966, the "People to People" office
paired Ann Arbor with Tuebingen.
Ann Arbor sent the first official
delegation to Tuebingen in the
summer of 1966, and since then
several Ann Arbor families have
maintained correspondence with
Tuebingen families and several
official delegations have been sent
by both cities.
While in Ann Arbor, the 19
German musicians gave three
performances, the last one on
Friday. The musicians and audience
members used the word
"Gemuetlichkeit" to describe the
performance at Schwaben Hall on
Hans Rauer, a Dental School
administrator, said there is no
English translation for
Gemuetlichkeit. "It's like
sauerkraut. You just don't translate
it," he said. It means friendship,
comraderie, understanding, and
having a good time, the musicians
Friday night's performance was
unique compared to traditional
American concerts. The audience
was seated at long tables and beer
and wine were served throughout
the evening. Among the numerous
pieces performed were Aaron
Copeland's "Fanfare for the
Common Man" and
Schlumpberger, the youngest
member of the group, played the
Helmut Gleissle, the ensemble's
conductor, said the biggest
difference between Germany and the
United States is the pace of day-to-
day living. The students were also
surprised at the drinking age. In,
Germany children can drink with
their parents at 14, and at 16 they
can drink wine and beer without
"My brother could not get a beer
here and he is 20. He was so mad,"
said Markus Nau, a trumpet player.
Soviet expert describes his donation
By SARAH GRAY
Renowned Sovietologist Robert Slusser on
Friday clarified the contents and background of
his extensive donation of books, records, and
research material to the University in a mini-
colloquium. The materials focus on historical
and political science research, with a special
section on the Soviet Secret Police.
History Prof. Ronald Suny, who introduced
Slusser at the colloquium, said that when he
was in graduate school, he read Slusser
because "when you wanted to find out about
Soviet Secret Policy, you went to Slusser."
Suny also said that in all his years at the
University he has "never known of such an
occasion" as important as accepting the
SLUSSER explained that much of his
expertise on the Soviet Secret Police, the
KGB, comes from his work on a post-World
War II research program on the Soviet Union
which was supported by the Ford Foundation.
The research team included some former
members of the KGB as well as some of its
The research group published a book in
1957, The Soviet Secret Police, edited by
Simon Wollin, an old Menshevik. The
Mensheviks were the opposing political party
to the Bolsheviks in 1917, and few survived
the Stalin purges.
Slusser said he donated his archives to the
University because he wants them "to be
continued to be used... and I think,
comparisons aside, that this is one of the
better places where this can be assured."
HE ADDED that he and history Prof.
William Rosenberg hope to keep the archives
intact in the historical library in Lane Hall,
but a location has not yet been determined.
Slusser said he hopes the archives "will not
be a stagnant closed collection and that it will
be added to," noting that Soviet exchange
students here could add to the works because
they have already had contacts with the KGB.
Election won't change directions of regents
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LIKE THEIR challengers,
Brown and Waters consider the
University's financial situation the
most important issue confronting
the board. After the state's
economic troubles of the late 1970s
and the early 1980s resulted in what
administrators called inadequate
state funding for the University,
regents have pondered making large
In 1981, the University embarked
on a "five-year plan" to take $5
million from the Schools of
Education, Natural Resources, and
Art to and give it to "high-priority"
areas, such as the engineering
college and faculty salaries.
The two incumbents doubt there
will be further large-scale cuts in
the University's budget. Although
some cuts are likely to be made,
they say the solution to the
University's budget woes is finding
untapped sources of funding. "I
really don't think we can afford to
make a lot more cuts than we
already have," said Brown. Hudgins
and Frink agree.
ONE administrator close to the
University's budget process noted
that because a majority of other
regents agree with Brown and
Waters, the incumbents' defeat
probably would not have a
significant impact on the
University's economic future even
if the challengers disagreed.
According to Roach, however,
the loss of Brown and Waters could
make the regents' position on
social issues more conservative. "If
we're only talking about social
issues-and I don't know the
Republican candidates very
well-Democrats tend to be more
liberal on social issues than
Republicans," Roach said.
Between the two incumbents,
Waters' defeat would probably have
a greater effect on social issues than
Brown's because Brown's views are
more mainstream on the board than
ONE EXAMPLE is the
proposed code of non-academic
conduct, which Brown supports.
"The criminal justice system is a
bad thing. It's very serious to press
a criminal charge on a student. It's
something that I'd be reluctant to
do. I'd rather handle it in within the
University," Brown said.
When asked about student
complaints that a code could violate
civil liberties, Brown said, "We
wouldn't do anything that's
unconstitutional. But it's not
unconstitutional to expel or
suspend a student if they break our
rules." Anti-code activists have
opposed the University levying
academic sanctions for non-
Waters would oppose a code. "I
can possibly see the need for
violent crimes, when we have to
take action fast. But then, when (a
student named Leo Kelly)
committed those murders in Bursley
(in 1982), the University had no
problem putting him away," Waters
said. He said he would oppose a
code dealing with less serious'
"THE administration so far has'
not shown me any reason why we
need a code. It would be easier
punishing people, but that's not a
justification. We have to support
due process as much as possible,"
Both Frink and Hudgins would
support a code.
Brown and Waters have been
supporters of student participation
in University policy-making. In
1972, for example, Brown
suggested a public comments
session during regents meetings
when anyone could address the
board. Since then, one hour has
been set aside for the session during
the first day of the regents' two-day
meeting every month.
Although Waters believes the
session has improved comm-
unication within th6Vniversity;'he
still thinks students are under-
represented in decision making.
Waters would support placing a
non-voting student to sit on the
board, and take part in regents'
deliberations. Brown, however,
feels students have sufficient access
to administrators and regents.
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Ex-captive says peers 'in hell'
WIESBADEN, West Germany - David Jacobsen told yesterday of
his great joy in being released from more than 17 months of captivity
but said other Americans still held by Lebanese kidnappers "are in hell"
and must be set free.
Jacobsen arrived at the U.S. military air base in Wiesbaden one day
after being freed by his Shiite Moslem captors. Anglican Church
envoy Terry Waite accompanied Jacobsen, who was serving as
administrator of the American University hospital in Beirut when he
was abducted on May 28, 1985.
They include Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent of The
Associated Press, and Thomas Sutherland, acting dean of agriculture at
the university, who also have been held since early 1984
Jacobsen, from Huntington Beach, Calif., was examined at the Air
Force hospital. Col. Chalres Maffet, hospital director, told a news
conference that, "although he is tired, our initial impression is that he
is physically in very good condition. It also seems that he has dealt
with the stresses of his captivity remarkably well."
Envoy will resume effort to
free U.S. hostages in Lebanon
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Anglican envoy Terry Waite says he will
return soon in his effort to free American captives in Lebanon, but his
absence yesterday, to accompany the latest hostage released, indicated a
loss in momentum.
Waite's trip to West Germany with freed captive David Jacobsen
meant a break in negotiations that could last several days at least.
A flurry of other activity accompanied Jacobsen's release by Shiite
U. S. officials said various channels they did not disclose were being
tried in pursuing the release of at least five other Americans still held in
Lebanon. White House spokesman Larry Speakes insisted no conc-
essions were being made to the kidnappers.
Liquor advertising ban denied
WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court yesterday refused to let
Michigan ban some advertising of prices and brand names of liquor,
wine, and beer.
The Court, over one dissenting vote, let stand a ruling that struck
down the state's partial advertising ban.
Only Justice Byron White voted to hear arguments in the case. Four
votes are needed to grant such review.
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission adopted rules in 1975
that prohibit retail stores from advertising brands or prices of liquor,
except within the stores, and ban beer and wine manufacturers and
wholesalers from advertising prices.
The Michigan attorney general's office issued an opinion in 1982
that the rules unconstitutionally limit freedom of commercial speech.
The Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association then sued,
challenging the attorney general's opinion.
Former GM director to head
operations in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Former General Motors Corp.
executive Robert Price will head the local management team that is
buying GM operations in South Africa, the automaker said yesterday.
Price, an American who recently quit as a GM vice president inthe.
United States, was managing director of GM-South Africa in 1972-74,
General Motors officials said at a news conference.
General Motors is among the major U.S. companies that decided to
leave South Africa in the face of pressure from groups opposed to the
Pretoria government's system of racial segregation.
At the news conference, Price said he saw no "obstacle that is
insurmountable to the start of operations" by the new company on Jan.
1. No name for the new company was announced.
Robert White, GM's American managing director in South Africa,
will return to GM in the United States, it was announced.
Courts reject Nativity scene
BIRMINGHAM - The U.S. Supreme Court ended a 25-yea-old
tradition in this Detroit suburb yesterday by upholding a lower court's
ruling that a city-sponsored Nativity scene can't stand by itself.
The court without comment let stand a ruling by the 6th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati that such city sponsorship
violates the separation of church and state as required in the
"We won. It's wonderful. This is good news," said Howard Simon,
executive director of the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union.
"What this case says is that a religious display depicting the birth of
the Christ child ... to have a governmental unit maintain it, erect it, is
clearly what the constitution prohibits.
"This case is nationally significant. This case is about what most
communities do ... put only a Nativity scene on the front lawn of the
The ruling, however, directly affects only those states under
jurisdiction of the federal appeals court: Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and
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regents ultimately make the rules
that we administer," said Thomas
Easthope, assistant vice president of
the Office of Student Services. "If
MSA doesn't give them support,
PIR GIM officials agree that
they simply can't continue any
longer without additional funding.
"If we don't get more funds, it's
inevitable that this campus chapter
will phase out," said Judy Hyslop,
PIRGIM's vice chairperson.
And although the regents have
not officially rejected PIRGIM's
proposal, the responsibility for
funding seems to have transferred to
MSA President Kurt Muenchow
said the plan, the details of which
have not been worked out, may not
be feasible. "I can see no way that
we can administratively handle
another burden, and I share the same
concerns of constitutionality and
legality that the regents do," he
PIRGIM members stress that
funding under the auspices of the
assembly would be voluntary, and
that the assembly and PIRGIM
would remain distinct from each
other. "We want a funding system,
any funding system, that works
because a majority of students
support us," said Corey Dolgon,
campus organizer for PIRGIM.
Some assembly members may
agree ideologically with PIRGIM's
goals, but they also have concerns
over the logistics of the plan.
"An MSA-PIRGIM agreement
would be the most controversial and
problematic issue that MSA has
dealt with in a couple of years,"
said Eric Schnaufer, a third-year law
student who is a member of the
assembly's Steering Committee.
Paul Josephson, a past assembly
president who worked for the New
Jersey Rutgers PIRG this summer,
said, "MSA just doesn't have the
time for this, but unfortunately
they will probably be blamed for
not taking responsibility.
Josephson has been closely
following the progress of the
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