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One hundred sixyears ofedtorialfreedom

March 27, 1997

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Students read
~iames durng
24-hour vigil
By Alice Robinson
Daily Staff Reporter
Standing in the cool March breeze yesterday afternoon,
geological sciences Prof. Jim Wessel Walker embraced his
*ughter Margaret as a student solemnly read the names of
folocaust victims.
Wessel Walker came to the Diag with his wife Donna and
their 12-and 10-year-old daughters to witness the 24-hour
Memorial of Names in remembrance of Holocaust victims,
which began yesterday at noon and ends with a memorial
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Hash Bash fees
raise concerns

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service at noon to ay on te e ag.
"I'm always very moved,'
Wessel Walker said. "We come
down here every year and find it a
very powerful experience"
The vigil is part of the 18th
Annual Conference on the
Holocaust, sponsored by the cam-
nus oranization Hillel and contin-

Organizers may receive city
permit for annual Hash Bash
event today
By Greg Cox
Daily Staff Reporter
University and city officials are concerned that
when the smoke clears from the Diag after the
annual Hash Bash event this year on April 5, trash
will remain.
But despite some original monetary problems
when the University asked organizers to pay a
deposit to fund the trash clean-up, Hemp A2 hopes
to get a permit for the rally today. LSA senior Ed
Tayter, president of Hemp A2, said he is satisfied
with the current plan, but
wishes the process to get the
permit could have been i
avoided.W f
The University originally ac .i -
told Hemp A2, this year's d
primary campus organizerI
of Hash Bash, they were
required to pay a security
deposit of $1,500 for costs
incurred from cleaning up
after the rally. This amount.
plus an additional $200 for
electrical fees for the speak-
ers and up to $1,500 more in additional clean-up


p g
ues through next Friday.
Prayer and song at today's memorial service, where
English Prof. Ralph Williams will be speaking, will mark
an end to the vigil.
Different student groups signed up for one-hour time
slots in order to ensure that names were read continuously.
Many fraternities and sororities, as well as Hillel groups
Id members of the LSA student government, signed up to
articipate, said conference chair Marnie Holtzman.
LSA sophomore Brett Rothman, who has served on the
Holocaust Conference Committee for two years, said that
committee members planned to take turns monitoring the
vigil. "I will be here from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.," Rothman said.
Rothman said that reading the names of Holocaust vic-
tims can often be difficult but serves an important purpose.
"It's hard, but it's important to remember people and gives
you a chance to put (names) to six million people," she said.
Members of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity volunteered to
ead names from 1 to 2 a.m. earlier this morning.
"There was a lot of enthusiasm in the house ... to partic-
See NAMES, Page 9A
Holocaust surv
-y Brian Campbell 1939 with h
Daily Staff Reporter officials wit
Holocaust survivor Ernest Heppner told obtain a high
is unique and ironic story last night of find- the departing
ing a safe haven from the horrors of German For Easter
concentration camps by fleeing to Japanese- the ocean to
occupied China. new world, h
Heppner, who published a book about his "Shanghai
experience, gave the Michael Bernstein the Holocaus
Memorial Lecture at Hillel as part of the 18th boy looking
Annual Conference on the Holocaust. Shanghai wa
"Although these events happened more While mar
than 50 years ago, I consider them to be of who fled to S
utmost relevance to contemporary society:' poverty and
eppner said. "Let us continue to commem- refugees wer
orate the Holocaust not with words but the Japanese
action." governments
Heppner left Germany for Shanghai in immigration
ifers hope
Lor urban
Dy Greg Cox
Daily Statf Reporter
of current trends continue, the future may
d terrible problems of congestion, pollution f
and decay in the world's major urban centers, I,
leading to a dilemma with democracy,
renowned architect Micheal Sorkin said last
Sorkin, who delivered the annual Raoul
Wallenberg Lecture, suggested possible solu-
tions to this growing social problem of urban
"The United States acts as if it is not build-
new cities,' Sorkin said. "In reality, they
are by expanding existing ones." Micheal Sork
He stressed the importance of revitalizing Architecture
walking as the major form of ground trans- -
portation in so-called "edge cities," such as democratic
Los Angeles. Congestion and crowding caused University
by the expansion of cities based on old princi- were impres

doing and to promote decriminalization of mai
juana violations,"'Tayter said.
The University asks all student groups that hold
rallies to respect the location where the event is
"We say to every group that they should leave
the space in the condition in which they found it?
said Lisa Baker, associate vice-president for
University relations.
Although most organizers of Diag rallies don't
have to pay a clean-up fee deposit, Hash Bash has
a history of large clean-up costs. Baker said. The
University estimates that over the past few years,
expenses have totaled about $3,000 annually.
"My understanding is that Hemp A2 will be
responsible for doing the clean-up of all litter left
by (Hash Bash) partici-
pants' Baker said. "If the
r sponsoring group does all
0I it isan the clean-up and the
University decides on
Sunday that no additional
clean-up is necessary, the
University will complete-
ge3" ly refund the deposit"
Ann Arbor city officials
Ingrid Sheldon said they, aren't pleased
nn Arbor Mayor that Hash Bash has
become a local tradition.
"Needless to say, we
feel it is an activity that doesn't promote a good
image of the community'" said Mayor Ingrid
Sheldon. Sheldon also said it is already difficult
to teach children the dangers of legal drugs such as
alcohol and tobacco, much less illegal drugs like
marijuana, especially when these drugs are cele-
brated at public events like Hash Bash.
Although Hemp A2 organizers said Hash Bash
also is intended to address the political issue of
marijuana legalization, some University students
said they see Hash Bash as more of a social event.
"I'm definitely looking forward to it, but I don't
think it's about marijuana legalization issues,"
LSA first-year student Rebecca Ewing said. "It's
more of just an excuse to get high."

costs, caused some degree of turmoil among the
event organizers.
"We are in contact with lawyers," Tayter said.
"No other campus organization is asked to make a
security deposit before a rally to cover clean-up
costs. I believe that (the National Women's Rights
Organizing Coalition) got the same permit we're
requesting for $98."
Hash Bash has been an annual event in Ann
Arbor since April 1972. Originally a celebration of
a local code that penalized violators of marijuana
possession laws with only a $5 fine, the rally has
developed into an event intended "to encourage
people to be aware of what the government is

The Wessel Walker family watches as names of Holocaust victims are read on
the Diag. Geological sciences Prof. Jim Wessel Walker hugs daughter Margaret.
ivor relates horrors

lis mother, who bribed 'Gernn
th expressionist paintings to
er position on the waiting list for
n European Jews, sailing across
China was like entering a whole
e said.
provided us with a haven from
t," Heppner said. "As a teen-age
for adventure, the arrival in
s very exciting'
ny of the several thousand Jews
Shanghai suffered from the city's
sweltering climate, Heppner said
e treated with more tolerance by
military than by many Western
that enforced discriminatory
policies during World War 11.

Upcoming events
Today: Film
"My Knees Were Jumping:
Remembering the -Kinder transports
7 p.m.. Michigan Theater
Friday: Poetry Reading
Ursula Duba, author of "Tales from a
Child of the Enemy"
12-2 p.m., Shaman Drum Bookshop
"Japan permitted penniless Jews to land
while the democracies of the world bolted
their doors against us," Heppner said. "Has
there ever been another period of history
where our principal enemy had become our
See HILLEL, Page 9A

Diverse concerns
mark Class of 2,000

By Chris Metinko
Daily Staff Reporter
Many members of the University's
1996 first-year class were concerned
about college tuition and volunteer
work during their final year of high
school, according to the results of the
Entering Freshman Survey.
The University has participated in
the nationwide survey for the past sev-
eral years, which is conducted by the
University of California at Los
Angeles. This year, 45 percent or 2,369
students of the University's first-year
class responded to the survey during
summer orientation.
A majority of University students,
58.5 percent, said they were at least
somewhat concerned with how they
would finance college.
LSA first-year student Phil Zald
was not shocked by the finding.
"For us to go to college now is a lot
more expensive than it was for our par-
ents:' Zald said. "If you want to go to
a big school, you'll be in debt unless
your parents can help you out. Kids
from middle-class families just get
crappy loans."
Many students, 56.4 percent, are
also hoping to use summer wages to
pay for some schooling, the survey
found. Students said they will use sav-
ings to pay for expenses, and 36.7 per-
See STUDY, Page 5A

Engineering first-year student Jessica Seck looks up at
her residence hall, Alice Lloyd, yesterday.

in, this year's annual Raoul Wallenberg lecturer, spoke yesterday at the Art and
Building about solutions to urban planning problems.

Architecture students said they
sed by the lecture and Sorkin's

tion growth will cause a need for some type of
new cities to be built:'
Sorkin lectured on current and prospective
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