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S. Korean provincial
capital 'tensely quiet;'
leaders consider list
of rioters' demands
KWANGJU, South Korea (AP) -
This riot-battered provincial capital lay
almost paralyzed under a tense calm
yeaterday after three days of bloody an-
ti-government rebellion left at leasat 57
dead. Martial-law authorities con-
sidered a list of demonstrators' deman-
ds to end the strife.
In Washington, the Pentagon
described the turmoil as "disturbing,"
apparently because of the potential
problem of maintaining stability in a
country to which the United States is
PENTAGON spokesman Thomas
Ross said the U.S. Command had or-
dered the 39,000 American servicemen
in South Korea to curtail any travel to
avoid possible involvement in the civil
unrest. He said there have been no
threats to American servicemen and
their dependents and there has been
"no evidence that North Korea is
moving to take advantage of the
Demonstrations, including some
violence, reportedly spread to 16 other
cities in the southern part of the country
overnight. Police stations and other in-
stitutions came under attack in some
places, the reports said.
Acting Prime Minister Park Choong-
hoon appeared on national television af-
ter a ,helicopter visit to Kwangju. He
sa 4-m et . K rpafm a e "rav
situation" as a result of the upheaval
and appealed for order. "Nothing can
be solved through rioting and violen-
ce," he said.
HE PREDICTED a solution "in the
near future," alluding to the fact that
martial-law authorities and a group of
Kwangju citizens representing the
demonstrators met earlier in the day to
seek ways to end the bloodshed.
At a peaceful rally attended by an
estimated 100,000, a spokesman for the
Kwangju citizens said they had given
the government six demands. He said
martial-law officials had agreed to
some while saying they "noted" or.
The demands: The government
would withhold all troops from
Kwangju until order is restored, free
some 900 persons arrested in the
rioting, compensate families of the
dead and injured, refrain from
retaliating against the rioters,
acknowledge/that military forces had
used "excessive measures" and broad-
cast on the government-controlled
radio a "true account" of what hap-
IT WAS NOT clear which of the
demands the martial-law authorities
had consented to and which they
merely "noted" or "understood." An
independent, but usually authoritative,
radio station in Seoul said the
authorities had not agreed to any of the
demands but merely "agreed to study
them in principle."
Some radical elements of the
Kwangju insurgency remained skep-
tical of the negotiations, shouting down
one member of the committee who told
the rally that "everything is OK."
A sixth-grader could do it
Yes, the census is still going on, and yes, the census department still
needs workers. Although there was a very high return rate on census forms
in this area; according to District Census Bureau Manager Mike Berla,
enumerators are still needed to collect the last forms. If you're interested,
and $4/hour sounds like good money, you must take a written test today at 2
p.m:in 2013 Angell Hall. The test, Berla said, is roughly the equivalent of an
SAT for sixth-graders. [1
More on Nixon's uniforms
Richard Nixon must really be in tune with the tastes of the music
world. Recently it was reported that a federal surplus collector in Iowa had
snatched upa few dozen of the former president's former White House guard
uniforms for use by high school marching band members. Now a rock star
has acquired some of the gaudy, European, white-coat-and-black-cap clown
suits that were worn by Nixon's guards for about a week before they were
laughed into storage. None other than Alice Cooper, famed rock ghoul and
Nixon buff, has declared that T-shirts are passe and is now dressing his
backstage crew in the Nixon togs. School may be out for summer, and Nixon
may be out forever, but the White House guard uniforms seem to be in for
good. On the outside
Summer weather continues today witll sunny skies and an expected
high in the mid-80s. [
Public Health-Noontime Film Fest, Who Killed Lake Erie?, 12:10 p.m.,
SPH II Aud.
Cinema Guild-Hardcore, 7:30,9:30 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Cinema II-The Conformist, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
AAFC-The Wrong Way, 7, 10:20 p.m., Two Way Stretch, 8:40 p.m.,
Ypsilanti Community Band-concert, 7:30 p.m., Ypsilanti High School
Aud., corner of Hewitt and Packard Rds.
School of Music/Department of Dance-"Portables: Dances for Small.
Spaces," 8p.m., Studio A, Dance Bldg., 1310 N. University Ct.
Aquarian Revelation Center-9th Annual Spring Seminar, "Becoming
the Whole Person," preregistration 9:30 a.m., classes 11 a.m., South Quad.
School of Metaphysics-Rap Session, "How To Be Successful in
Anything," 7:30 p.m., 2191/2 N. Main.
Rudolf Steiner Institute-"R. Steiner's Impulses in the Arts of Color and
Movement," a weekend of active course work in watercolor painting, 81p.m.,
1923 Geddes Ave.
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Friday, May 23. 1980
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