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Marchers mourn
for Ashley St. home t'

The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, November 20, 1990 - Page 3
bill heads to

by Michelle Clayton
ally Staff Reporter
Students and Ann Arbor resi-
dents carried a coffin and candles
last night as they marched to city
The procession was a part of a
"funeral" for a house at 337 S.
Ashley St. that members of the
Homeless Action Committee have
been trying to save from demolition
since the fall of 1989.
The Ann Arbor City Council
voted Nov. 5 to demolish the house
and make room for a 9-million-dol-
lar parking structure. The house is
one of three houses which homeless
squatters moved into in November
1.989. The council has voted to
niove the other two houses and re-
tore them for low-income housing.
About 50 people listened while
IAC member Richard Cleaver eu-
ogized the house. The crowd then
marched to City Hall where the
Ann Arbor City Council was
Several HAC members said they
would spend the night at City Hall
to protest the demolition.
Paul Lambert, a HAC member,
said of the demolition, "I think it
symbolizes Ann Arbor becoming a
less diverse community moving
wards being an upper-class yuppie
The residents of the house were

kicked out a couple of weeks ago,
Lambert said.
The lawn of the house was
strewn with white crosses, and
sported two tombstones. One
tombstone read "House people, Not
"For many, the mourning of a
house may seem like a sentimental
act, (but) it's made sacred because
it's the place where we gather
around the hearth," Cleaver said.
"A year ago when we squatted
this house all three houses were
scheduled for demolition by the
city," said HAC member Laura
Dresser. "The two houses on the
corner are going to be moved... and
restored for low-income housing,"
she said, adding that HAC could
take responsibility for the two
houses that will be restored.
Ann Arbor Housing Coalition
member Jane Barney said, "This
whole deal is totally politics.' We
all know we don't need more park-
ing. We do need more housing."
The houses are going to be re-
placed for commercial develop-
ment, said HAC supporter Michael
Appel. "If this becomes a parking
structure, those houses are history,"
he said, gesturing to the houses
across the street from 337 S.


Micheal Appel, supporter of HAC, speaks about the possibility of the
adjacent homes being demolished in the future to build office buildings
and parking structures.

Mel Shane spoke sentimentally
of the house that he lived in from
November to June. "This was my

home, and I cherished it for awhile.
This shouldn't be... together we can
make a change."

by Bethany Robertson
Daily Staff Reporter
A bill that would give work-
study students new job opportunities
with non-profit organizations is
scheduled for discussion and vote on
the Michigan House of Rep-
resentatives floor Nov. 27.
Student lobbyis s2from the
Michigan Collegiate Coalition
(MCC) in Lansing are worried that a
time crunch may prevent the bill
from passing through Congress
before winter break and the end of
the Congressional session.
MCC represents the state's 15
public universities through lobbying
efforts in the state legislature.
Students employed by non-profit
organizations through the work-
study program are paid 80 percent by
the state and 20 percent by their
employer. If Bill 5441 passes, the
state work-study fund would pay 100
percent of the wages of students
working for those organizations.
Patty Fowler, University
governor to the MCC, said 20
percent of state funds for the work-
study program are under-utilized in
the work-study program as it exists
now. This unused funding would pay
for the proposed program.
"(The bill) will benefit the non-
profit organizations primarily but
also the students because it will
open up opportunities (for more
organizations to have work-study
positions)," Fowler said.
MCC Legislative Director
Kathy Swift said after talking to
people involved in the House
Subcommittee on Higher Education
- which approved the bill - that
she expects the bill to pass through
the House easily.
"I've encountered no opposition
to this bill at all, nor do I expect
to," Swift said.
Swift said the bill will have a
problem getting through the leg-
islature before the end of the session.
Congress is scheduled to meet
from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, but a five
day layover period is required for all
bills passing between the House and
the Senate. The bill must be passed
by Congress before the end of the
session, or it has to be reintroduced
in the legislature next year.

"I think it will get through if the
Senate will stay beyond the session
they've scheduled," Swift said.
LSA sophomore Julene Mohr, a
work-study student working at
'(The bill) will benefit
the non-profit
primarily but also the
students because it
will open up
opportunities (for
more organizations to
have work-study
- Patty Fowler,
University Governor
to the MCC
South Quad, said she would wel-
come the improved opportunity to
have a work-study job in which she
would be contributing to the
"Instead of just focusing on areas
like working at the front desk or
different departments (on campus),
you could incorporate your personal
interest in an organization On
campus within your work-study
program," Mohr said.
In other business, MCC also met
with the state relations committee of
the 15 Michigan public universities'
Presidents' Council last week.
Glenn Stevens, executive director
of the council, said the meeting gave
members of the council and students
the opportunity to discuss common
MCC and the council's relations
committee briefly addressed the idea
of student regents for Michigan's
public universities.
"Administrators want to perceive
this as some wild and crazy notion
of the students," Swift said. States
like Iowa, Wisconsin and California
already have student regents.
Stevens said there really wasn't
any discussion about student regents
at the meeting last week but that the
Presidents' Council would be
interested in discussing the issue
after more research has been done.

Arabs end attempts to rid U.N. of Isra
Arabs still reject Israeli rule over occupied territories


rab nations yesterday abandoned
their eight-year drive to oust Israel
from the United Nations, but they
said they do not recognize Israeli
sovreignty over Jerusalem or the oc-
cupied territories.
The decision followed a change of
tactics by the Palestine Liberation
Organization, which wants to attach
special conditions on a vote expected
later this month on Israel's creden-
Arab U.N. members began the
drive to kick out Israel in 1982 but
have suffered increasingly wide de-
feats in annual votes.
Arab nations have repeatedly
chiallenged Israel's right to sit in the
General Assembly among other
"peace-loving states" when the cre-
dentials committee presented its re-

The chair of the Arab group for
the month, Lebanese Ambassador
Khalil Makkawi, said the Arabs
would move that Israel's credentials
be accepted so long as the Jewish
state does not represent "Arab-occu-
pied territories."
Those areas, according to the
proposed amendment, are
"Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank,
and Golan Heights."
Most countries reject Israel's an-
nexation of Jerusalem, preferring to
push for a 1948 General Assembly
plan that would have made Israel an
international city, and created two
countries - Israel and Palestine.
Israel recognizes the West Bank
and Gaza Strip as occupied, and has
expressed willingness to negotiate
over some of that land in bilateral
talks with its neighbors.
Normally, acceptance of creden-

tials is an automatic, technical affair;
if a country's foreign minister signs
a diplomat's credentials, the delegate
is accepted.
Israel's U.N. Mission said it re-
jected any approach to Israel's cre-
dentials that singles out the Jewish

not be converted into a political de-
bate, and unsuccessfully tried to per-
suade the Arabs to limit themselves
to critical speeches on the floor of
the General Assembly.
The United States and other
Western countries are expected to

Most countries reject Israel's annexation of
Jerusalem, preferring to push for a 1948
General Assembly plan that would have made
Israel an international city, and created two
countries - Israel and Palestine
state with any special conditions. vote against setting special condi-
The United States, Britain, and tions on Israel, but if they lose that
other European nations oppose the
Arab approach to the Israel situation. vote, they will vote in favor of ac-
cepting the entire credentials report
They say that a technical issue,
such as proper credentials, should covering all delegations.

-Read Sheran My Thoughts Prof. talks on history


of student activism

U _

What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Ann Arbor Committee to De-
fend Abortion and Reproduc-
tive Rights, weekly meeting. East
Quad Tyler 24&26, 6:30-8.
Iranian Student Cultural Club,
weekly. meeting. Michigan League,
farbershop Harmonizer Cho-
rus, weekly meeting. For info call
ohn Hancock (769-8169). Saint
puke's Episcopal Church, 120 N.
Huron St., Ypsilanti.
,sian American Association,
wveekly meeting. Trotter House,
tudents Concerned About
Animal Rights, weekly meeting.
Dominick's, 7:30.
Asian Studies Student Asso-
Ciation, weekly meeting. Lane Hall
Commons Rm., 7:00.
Jndergraduate English Assoc-
lation. 7629 Haven Hall, 8:00.
kJM Students of Objectivism,.
business meeting and current events
discussion. Dominick's, 8:00.
""IsMartina Navratilova the
Mother of All?", brown bag
sponsored by Museum of Anthro-
pology; Prof. Alan Thorne of Aus-
tralia National University, speaker.
Natural Science Museum, Rm. 2009,

"Regulatory, Economic and
Ecological Consequences of
the Zebra Mussel Intrusion
into the Great Lakes," presen-
tation of findings and recommen-
dations. Rackham 4th floor Amphi-
theater, 7:30-9.
"Architectural Engineering in
Armenia: Why the Buildings
Toppled," sponsored by Armenian
Students Cultural Association; Prof
James Wight, speaker. Union, Rm.
2209 A-B, 7:00.
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call 936-
1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 Sun.-
Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call 763-
WALK or stop by 2333 Bursley.
ECB Peer Writing Tutors avali-
ble to help with your papers Sunday-
Thursday, Angell/Haven Computing
Center, 7-11:00.
U of M Cycling Club weekly
rides. For info call Scott Robinson
(764-2739) or Robin Pena (764-
1723). Men leave Hill Aud. at 3:30,
women at 5:30.
Kaffeestunde, weekly German
conversations. MLB third floor con-
ference room, 4:30-6.
"Never on Sunday," a film
being shown by Hellenic Student
Association. 2213 Mason Hall,

by Annabel Vered
Daily Staff Reporter
As part of the teach-in on deputi-
zation and student rights, English
Prof. Alan Wald led a discussion in
the Union Ballroom yesterday on the
history of student activism in the
United States.
"There is a consistent pattern of
struggle on American campuses,"
Wald said as he began tracing the
history of those struggles.
"The contemporary student ac-
tivist movement has its roots in the
1930s. Massive student movements
were rebelling to change their cam-
puses, in part because of the general
social consciousness that spread in
the 1930s," Wald said.
Student activism was at a low in
the 1940s since there was little op-
position to American involvement
in the second World War.
During the Cold War period of
the 1950s, student movements were
largely ineffective, he said.
However, in the 1960s student
movements became highly visible.
Concern about the Civil Rights
movement in the South, the issue of
free speech, and the war in Vietnam
gained strength among students.
"Throughout all of these activi-
ties in the '60s, the campuses did
remain central storm centers of
thought - sources of activism,"
Wald said. "In general, campuses
stood for the most progressive, hu-

mane values."
Student movements declined in
the 1970s and 1980s.
The rise of the anti-racist move-
ment was an exception. "It was a
very impressive movement," Wald
said. "UCAR (United Coalition
Against Racism) leaders relied on
mobilization and confrontation
against the University."
Wald ended his discussion by
highlighting differences between past
and present student movements.
"(There is a) much greater appre-
ciation of issues of gender and race,"
he said. Students today are more
aware of those issues than students
in the past, he added.
Today's student movements still
need to resolve how to accomplish
democratic reforms of decision mak-
ing and how to reach a larger com-
munity, he said.
The teach-in was sponsored by
the Michigan Student Assembly.
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