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BY VERA SONGWE
Some of the newest acquisitions
by the University libraries are not
new at all. In fact, several of the
manuscripts purchased since 1984
were among the first ever printed
with moveable type in the 15th cen-
One of the "new" books, The
B'ook of Hours , is a colorfully illus-
trated, pocket-sized book printed in
the Netherlands during the Middle
Ads. The book, which was used as
4 guide for hourly prayer, is a rare
gItifact because the new printing
process made it too expensive for
upst people to buy.
THE BOOK OF Hours, along
Vith a 1983 novel written by an
AIDS victim, the first Bible printed
in Chinese during the 1800s, and a
number of other purchases, is on
display in the lobby of the rare
books room. After November 23, all
of the "New and Notable" acquisi-
titms since June 1984 will join the
permanent rare books collection.
The Department of Rare Books
- Recreational Rides
'I wish many more people were aware of it. This is a
great resource our school possesses.
University graduate student
and Special Collections, located on
the seventh floor of the graduate li-
brary, contains more than 150,000
volumes, including one of the
world's largest papyri manuscripts
from third century B.C., 18th cen-
tury French revolutionary political
literature, and twentieth century
Although the rare books depart-
ment is open to all students and fac-
ulty, library officials say very few
students take advantage of its re-
"The books don't get as much use
as they should," said David White-
sell, a supervisor in the rare books
and special collections department.
WHITESELL said the depart-
ment is used mainly by University
researchers and visiting scholars.
But on average, only about 12 peo-
ple visit the rare books room each
"I wish many more people were
aware of it. This is a great resource
our school possesses," said Damon
Taylor, a University graduate stu-
dent who was using the room for re-
search last week.
Visitors to the new acquisitions
exhibit can also see the new addi-
tions to the department's Labadie
Collection, which contains a diverse
sampling of anarchist materials, so-
cial protest literature, posters, pam-
phlets, and sound recordings.
The Labadie Collection has on
display the original manuscripts of
University alumnae Marge Piercy
and Nancy Willard. Both authors
won the University's prestigious
Hopwood Award, an annual creative
writing contest, in the 1950s.
Willard's novel, Things Invisible to
See, published in 1984, is set in Ann
Arbor during World War II.
THE "NEW AND Noteable"
exhibit also features rare books from
the department's Military Art and
Science, History of Science, and
Dean C. Worcester Philippine Col-
In addition, the display contains
early editions of works such as John
Milton's Tenure of Kings and Mag-
istrates (1649), John Dryden's An-
nus Mirabilis (1666), George Or-
well's Animal Farm (1946), and
Jack Kerouac's On the Road
Whitesell said the rare books and
special collectionsdepartment is not
subsidized by the University. In-
stead, the materials are purchased
with money from private trust funds
or donated by alumni.
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interpreted their memorial in that
"We're not against Jews, we're
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Israel," UM-Dearborn student Tarik
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House OKs textile bill veto
WASHINGTON - The House yesterday narrowly sustained President
Reagan's veto of tightened textile and apparel import curbs, bowing to
claims that the legislation would mean price increases amounting to a
fresh tax on consumers.
"Stand up for consumers, stand up for America, support your
president's veto," declared Rep. William Frenzel (R-Minn.) minutes
before the House voted 272-152 in favor of overriding the veto.
The total in favor was 11 votes short of the support from two-thirds of
the lawmakers present and voting that textile industry supporters had
The bill would freeze 1988 textile and apparel imports at last year's
level and limit growth to one percent annually beginning in January.
Rep. Carl Pursell (R-Plymouth) voted to sustain the president's veto.
Former hostage grieves for
those still held in Lebanon
DAMASCUS, Syria - Indian professor Mithileshwar Singh said
yesterday his kidnappers treated him well during 20 months as a hostage
in Lebanon, but "there is no substitute for freedom" and he grieves for
those still held.
His release Monday leaves nine Americans and seven other foreigners
still in the hands of extremist Moslem kidnappers in Lebanon. Held
longest is Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent of the The
Associated Press, who was abducted March 16, 1985.
Singh, a resident alien of the United States, was reunited with his wife
at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday afternoon. He was freed Monday night
in Beirut and driven to Damascus by Syrian army officers, then turned
over to U.S. Ambassador Edward Djerjian.
A special U.S. Air Force plane arrived to take him to an American
military hospital in Wiesbaden, West Germany, for a medical checkup.
"Our plans, depending on logistical arrangements, are to transport him
to Wiesbaden for further medical checks and then on to the U.S.,"
VP candidates set for debate
Vice-Presidential nominees Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle polished
their debate lines yesterday in preparation for their 90 minutes in the
campaign spotlight tonight. At the top of the tickets, George Bush said he
wanted to inspire affluent youths "to help our poor" while Michael
Dukakis said Republicans offer only "slogans and symbols."
When asked what tactics he'd use against Bentsen, Quayle said, "My
debate strategy? Tune in tomorrow night."
Dukakis campaign manager Susan Estrich, who was in Austin helping
Bentsen, said, "We're not teaching him new positions on issues... I think
that's what the Quayle people have to do."
Dukakis spoke at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and
attacked what he called Bush's "record of failure."
"Mr. Bush was given five important missions by this administration
and he failed every one," said the Democratic Presidential nominee. "And
that was before they asked him to pick a running mate in this election."
Dukakis listed the five assignments as resolving trade problems with
Japan, heading an anti-terrorism panel, leading the war on drugs,
investigating problems in the banking industry, and heading a task force
on regulatory reform.
The Massachusetts governor said Bush "offers slogans and symbols;
Lloyd Bentsen and I are offering real solutions to the problems American
families face every day and every week and every month."
Bush was in Sacramento, Calif., and he outlined his plan for a quasi-
public foundation called Youth in Service to America to encourage young
people to volunteer in community activities.
"I want our affluent to help our poor," he said. "I want the young men
and women of our tree-lined suburbs to get on a bus, or the subway, or
the metro, and go into the cities where the want is."
Big boots are just a part of
'The Munsters' revival
LOS ANGELES - It's not the long, tedious makeup session for "The
Munsters Today" that gets to actor John Schuck. It's the boots.
The boots are the final part of the transformation into Herman
Munster, a comic version of Frankenstein's monster in this revival of the
"It takes me an hour and a half to put on the makeup," said Schuck,
"and the same amount of time to take it off. The hard part for me is the
The boots weigh five pounds apiece and turn the 6-foot-1 Schuck into
a towering giant.
"With the boots, I'm 6-foot-6," he said. "I'm not as tall as Fred
Gwynne, who was Herman in the original series. But they are very
helpful in terms of movement. They add a mechanical awkwardness. I
wear them only when I have to, and when I do I sit down as much as
"Everybody I've talked to about the show has been fascinated by the
idea," Schuck said. "If it's true that there are only three or four good ideas
in the world, this is one of them."
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