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The Michigan Daily -Friday, March 15, 1991 - Page 3

by Henry Goldblatt
and Sarah Schweitzer
Daily Administration Reporters
DEARBORN - Yesterday's
* monthly University Board of Re-
gents went off without a hitch for a
No protesters stormed the meet-
ing, no ralliers gathered outside,
and the real regents presided over
the public comments session. At
the February public comments ses-
sion, students posing as regents
took over the session and pre-
vented the real regents from
Yesterday's meeting was held
at Dearborn campus' Henry Ford
Estate-Fair Lane, as is customary
for the March regents' meeting.
In an uninterrupted session, the
regents approved a series of reno-
*vations for Markley Residence
Hall estimated at $320,000. The
renovation project includes plans
to replace the ceiling tiles with
plaster ceilings in the 500 student
rooms and to refurbish room doors.
Also approved were plans for
the demolition of the Child and
Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital
Building at an estimated cost of
$1.15 million. In its place, the
University has tentatively proposed
to build a separate 10-story build-
ing to house the Cancer and Geri-
atric Center.
Additionally, the regents re-
ceived updates on the University's
annual report on its investment
portfolio, and a comparative statis-
tics report on the University
Regents will reconvene their
meeting tomorrow morning in their
usual meeting place - the Flem-
ing Administration Building - at
9 a.m. One topic to be discussed is
the renovation of the Water Street
Pavilion on the University's Flint

WW II Airmen
recount tales of
racism in war

by Jesse Snyder
Daily Staff Reporter
When Richard Macon's P-51
was shot down over France in
1944, he had more to worry about
than the average downed pilot. He
was a Black man stranded in Nazi
Macon and two other Tuskegee
Airmen, members of the respected
all-Black fighter squadron of
World War II, described their
experiences with racism in the
U.S. military last night in MLB
Lecture Room 2.
Contrary to rumors of brutal
torture, however, Macon said the
Germans treated him as just
another prisoner of war. The
racism, he said, was left to white
U.S. POWs.
"I was injured pretty bad and
couldn't climb up to the empty
bunks on top," Macon said. "No
one would give me a bottom bunk.
Finally a Texan gave me his."
Members of the squadron later
named themselves the Tuskegee
Airmen, in reference to their
segregated training field near
Tuskegee, Ala.
"We were fighting on two
fronts," said Lt. Col. Alexander
Jefferson, who was shot down over
the Riviera on the same mission as
Macon. "The war department had

said Negroes did not have the
ability to operate intricate
"I saw Axis prisoners of war
awarded more freedom than Black
Americans on the same base,"
said Maj. Gen. Lucius Theus, who
served in World War II, Korea
and Vietnam.
Theus said the impressive
record of the Tuskegee Airmern
enabled President Truman to order
the desegregation of the armed
"It was easier for the armed
forces to combat overt racism;
things are done by orders," Theus
said. "It's easier to integrate the
armed forces than society."
Called the "Schwartze
Vogelmenschen" (Black Birdmen)
by the Germans, the all-Black
332nd fighter group came home
with 150 Distinguished Flying
Crosses, Legions of Merit, and the
Red Star of Yugoslavia.
The group also holds the
distinction of shooting down jet
aircraft with propellor driven
planes, and blowing up a destroyer
with machine gun fire.
The symposium was sponsored
by the Arnold Air Society, an
honorary community service
organization affiliated with the Air
Force ROTC.

Summer job hunting
LSA first-year student Karen Segal interviews for a job with Noel Corpuel of Camp Wayne at the job fair in the
Union yesterday.
12th annual Hillel Holocaust
Conference starrts tomorrow

by Jacquelyn Glick
and Amanda Neuman
This week Hillel will hold its
12th annual Holocaust Conference
entitled "The Fire Still Burns" to
remember the horrors of the Sec-
ond World War.
Elizabeth Kraut, program asso-
ciate of Hillel and conference co-
ordinator, says the event seeks "to
educate people. To make people
stop and think and be aware of
what went on in the Holocaust."
The week of events will con-
sist of a series of films, videos,
and theater group performances
about life in the Jewish communi-
ties before and during the war.
Also featured will be a film on the
history of Nazism, the rise of the
Third Reich and the history of
World War II.
Other events planned include:
A brown bag discussion
about gays' experience during the
a discussion with survivors.

Holocaust survivors will tell stories
about their own experience before
and during the war, and with other
non-Jewish people. A question and,
answer session will follow;
a dialogue between Rev-
erend Musial, secretary of dia-
logue between Judaism and
Catholicism in Cracow, Poland
and Rabbi Klenicki of the Anti-
Defamation League, and;
'It would take 277
days and nights... to
read all of the six
million names'
-Elizabeth Kraut
Conference organizer
a 24-hour name-reading
memorial vigil on the diag. People
from Ann Arbor and the university
community will continuously read
the names of those who died in the
Holocaust. Edie Goldenberg, Sena-
tor Lana Pollack and Mayor Ger-
ald Jernigan will participate in the

Kraut explained that the
"Memorial of Names" vigil has
particular significance. Its purpose
is "to make the number six million
(of Jews killed in the Holocaust)
more understandable." It would
take 277 days and nights of con-
tinuous reading to read all of the
six million names, Kraut said.
The conference occurs at this
time of year because the U.S. na-
tional day of remembrance for the
Holocaust is celebrated in April,
Kraut said.
The planning committee con-
sists of approximately 20 mem-
bers, including students, commu-
nity members and clergy. The
group has been making prepara-
tions for the week of events for the
past six months.
All events will be held in Hil-
lel's Irwin Green Auditorium, at
1429 Hill Street.'
The events begin tomorrow and
continue through next Thursday.

Forest Service worker
calls for conservation

Correction: GEO President Chris Roberson did not say a student
strike is unlikely, as was incorrectly reported yesterday.
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
M eetingsU of M Women's Rugby Club, Fri-
day practice. Call995-0129 for more
Friday info. Sports Coliseum, 8-10 p.m.
Ultimate Frisbee Club, weekly mtg. U of M Ninjitsu Club. For info call
Practice football field, 11 p.m. David Dow, 668-7478. IM bldg,
Puerto Rican Association, general wrestling rm, 7-9.
mtg, followed by a dance. Trotter U of M Shorin-Ryu Karate-do
House, 7:30-I Club, Friday workout. Call 994-3620
Hu,701for info. CCRB Martial Arts Rm., 8-9.
Sunday U of M Tae Kwon Do Club, Friday
UMAASC Steering Committee, workout. CCRB Small Gym, 6-8:00.
weekly mtg. Union, rm 4202, 1 p.m. German Club StammtIsch, weekly
Feminist Womens' Union, weekly event. Union, U-Club, 7-9:00.
meeting. Call 662-1958 for info. GEO Rally and informational
Union,;4:00. picketing. Cube, beginning at 10:30.
U-M Chess Club, weekly practice. Informal discussion about the U.S.
Call Tony Palmer (663-7147) for info. Forest Service and avenues for
League, 1:00. change. SNR, rm 1040, 5 p.m.
Speakers St. Pat's Day GAYIic Dance-In.
Friday Diag, 1-1:20.
dyTrees to be planted in Israel, sold
Annette Barbier, visiting video fes- in the Fishbowl, 9-3.
tival artist. MLB Lec 1, 7 p.m. Travel Cheap in Europe, workshop.
"Worst Case Analysis and Design of Call 764-9310 for info. International
Sampled Data Control Systems," Center, 3-5.
Pierre Kabamba. EECS 1200, 4 p.m. Clean Air Act Panel Discussion.
"1492-1992: A Re-examination of Hutchins Hall, rm 100, 1-5:30.
the Discovery of the Americas," "Star Power," simulation game for
John Powell. Guild House, 802 Mon- TAs. 4050 LSA, 4 p.m.
roe, noon. Saturday
"Issues in Recent Photography,"
Leonard Folgarait of Vanderbilt Uni- U of M Shotokan Karate Club, Sat-
versity. Angell Aud. D, 4 p.m. urday practice. CCRB Small Gym, 3-
Furtherm ore Broccoli Fest, potluck dinner
Safewalk, nighttime safety walking fundraiser. Call 663-3555 for info.
service, will be closed Feb. 22-Mar. 3. First TJnitarian Universalist Church
Service will resume Mar. 4 from 8- basement, 6-8:30.
11:30 Fri.-Sat., 8-1:30 Sun.-Thurs. Medical School Information Fair.
Stop by 102 UGLi or call 936-1000. Union, 10-1.
Northwalk, North Campus nighttime SUnday
safety walking service, will be closed Sunday Social, weekly event for in-
Feb. 22-Mar. 3. Service. will resume ternational and American students. In-
Mar. 4 from 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat., 8-1:30 ternational Center, 603 E.Madison,
Sun.-Thurs. Call 763-WALK or stop 6:30-8:30.
by 2333 Bursley. Israeli Dancing. One hour of instruc-
Free Tax Preparation. Sponsored by tion followed by one hour of open
VITA, Mon-Fri until April 15. Union, dacig. Hillel, 8-10.
.. ,. ..it o Mt4A it e Frj*Dicuhee Club.

Northwest employers
seek student workers

by Jeannie Lurie
Students not sure of how to
spend their summer can join the
likes of Yogi Bear and Chilly
After finals, wilderness afi-
cionados can hike over to Glacier
National Park in Montana or hook
a job in Alaska with the fishing
and canning industry.
Unlike Yogi, however, students
working in Montana will hold a
variety of positions such as maids,
cooks, waitresses, and bus drivers,
Glacier Park Personnel Director
Ian Tippet said.
"They'll be working hard, but
it's worth it just being in one of
America's grandest national
parks," Tippet said. Dial Corpo-
ration, which owns the park's busi-
ness operations, is hoping to hire
900 students this summer.
Talent directors also hire aspir-
ing entertainers, especially guitar
players, to perform. "We put on a
guest show after dinner," Tippet
Students heading further north
to Alaska can work on assembly
lines, process fish for canneries, or
work on fishing boats, said Iiirec-
tor of Marketing for M&L Re-
search Mark Buchan.
M&L Research in Seattle,
Washington, publishes a book with
all the information necessary to
apply for a summer fishing job in
"A lot of students know you
can make a lot of money there, but
there's no formal company that
can process and hire students,"
Buchan said.
Alaska workers can earn more
than $5,000 per month, according
to M&L's advertisements.

received from a cannery warned of
harsh weather conditions and long
hours, but he's not discouraged.
"As far as summer goes, canners
make a decent amount of money
in a short period of time."
Glacier National Park also
draws overwhelming student inter-
est, Tippet said. "We're working
12 to 14 hours a day to sort through
this mess of mail."
When students at Glacier Na-
tional Park are not working, they
can hike, bike, and swim. "We
have 1000 miles of hiking trails,
60 glaciers, and a couple hundred
lakes. It's one of the most breath-
taking national parks, there's no
question," Tippet said.
Manager of Public Relations for
Dial Corporation Brad Parker
agrees. "There is this huge 300
foot waterfall," he said. "Since the
park is fairly remote, it's pristine.
There's tons of wildlife."

by Gwen Shaffer,
Daily Staff Reporter
The National Forest Service is
permitting serious environmental
and social losses at the hands of
the timber industry, said Forest
Service veteran Jeff DeBonis in a
lecture attended by 60 people last
DeBonis founded the Associa-
tion of Forest Service Employees
for Environmental Ethics
(AFSEEE) to lobby against the in-
fluence of industry interested only
in short-term profits.
"The forest service is know-
ingly overcutting for political rea-
sons" involving government favors
to the timber industry, DeBonis
He also criticized popular envi-
ronmental initiatives as insuffi-
cient. "While environmental
awareness is at an all time high,"
he added, "the movement to do
something about it is not."
The reasons for concern are
great, from global warming to re-
source depletion, DeBonis said.
"National forests harbor 50 per-
cent of wild habitat left in the
U.S., have large recreational
value," and store incredible
amounts of carbon dioxide, DeBo-
nis said.
DeBonis described the national
forests as the last vestiges of func-
tioning ecosystems left on the con-
tinent. "We need a functioning
ecosystem for a model to restruc-
ture the ones already destroyed."
AFSEEE believes the forest
service should be leaders in con-
servation, DeBonis said.
"We are creating internal pres-
sure within the forest service. Pub-
lic (and) congressional education

are both important - letting peo-
ple know what is happening and
pushing legislation," DeBonis said.
DeBonis advocated more recy-
cling and wood conservation. By
recycling 59 percent of paper used
- instead of the current 29 per-
cent - he said the U.S. could re-
duce the number of trees cut by 25
Using thinner saw blades, ban-
ning-disposable diapers, and dou-
ble-sided copies would all reduce
cutting by 50 percent, he added.
"I have a lot of family in
Brazil, so this is an issue that is
very close to me," said University
alumnus Diana Praschnik.
(Episcopal Church at U-M)
218 N. Division (at Catherine)
Holy Eucharist-5 p.m. at St. Andrew's
Supper-6 p.m. at Canterbury House
The Rev. Virginia Peacock, Ph.D., Chaplain
502 E. Huron
SUN.: Worship-9:55 a.m.
WED.: Supper & Fellowship-:30 p.m.
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
(Betweenull & South University)
Worship-9:30 & 21 a.m. -
Campus Faith Exploration Group-9:30
Campus Worship & Dinner-5:30 p.m.
For information, call 662-4466
Amy Morrison, Campus Pastor
801 South Forest (at Hill Street), 668-7622
SUNDAY: Worship-lO a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Worship-7:30 p.m.
Campus Pastor John Rollefson
(A Roman Catholic Community at U-M)
331 Thompson Street
SAT.: Weekend Liturgies-s p.m,and
SUN.:-8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon, and 5 p.m.
FRI.: Confessions-4-5p.m.
WED., Mar. 20: Sacrament of
Reconciliation-7 p.m.
TH-URS., Mar. 21: Newman
FRI., Mar. 22: Stations of the Cross-7 p.m.
1511 Washtenaw
SUNDAY: Worship-10:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Lenten Warship--9p.m.
Pastor. Ed Krauss-663-5560

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