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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 16, 1978-Page
Carter's trip cost $106,000

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Join the Daily
Sharpen your pencils and get ready for the Daily's mass meeting for
prospective staff members next week. On Tuesday we'll have
representatives from our news, business, sports and arts staffs at
Bursley's East Lounge at 7:30. Wednesday night we'll invade
Markley's Piano Lounge at 8. Or you can get the scoop Thursday night
at 7:30 at the Daily offices, 420 Maynard.
Corrections
In an article about a planned recall drive against the Ann Arbor Board
of Education, the Daily said that the action was triggered by earlier
starting times for city elementary schools. Actually, the recall was
started over later school starting times.
Reporter Marianne Egri was inadvertently not credited as writer of
part of our lead story on University President Robben Fleming's
retirement.
Take me to your leader
You've got to give those Washington bureaucrats some credit -
they're well trained. We received a letter at our offices yesterday
addressed to the "President" of the Michigan Daily. Looks like
they've been taught just who's boss.
Ten years ago today.. ..
A state legislator asked Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley to rule on the
legality of the use of Student Government Council funds as bail money
for students and members of the community arrested in recent
city welfare demonstrations. The student government had
appropriated $1,500 to be used as bail money for demonstrations which
led to 241 arrests. -
Happenings .. .
... kick off at 10 this football Saturday with a trip to Dearborn's
Greenfield Village, sponsored by the International Center.
Transportation will be provided free of charge on a first-come, first-
served basis, but the Village does charge an admission fee. Expect to
return around 3 o'clock ... take a gander at the works available for
purchase at the Starving Artists Sale at Canterbury Loft, 332S. State.
The sale runs from noon until 6. . . celebrate the first football victory
with cider and doughnuts, compliments of the Union Programming
Committee. That will be outside the Union right after the
game ... Also, Musket auditions for "Man of La Moncha" continue at
the Pendleton Room, second floor, Michigan Union, and if interested
call 763-1107 for details (and bring a song!).
Hog wild
Roy Holding says his racing -pigs are the fastest in the world. In
fact, as far as he knows, they're the world's only porcine racers. Twice
a day, he herds his porkers onto a five-pig chute at one end of his
Galva, Ill., barn, then rings the bell, opens the gates and releases them
to run head-long toward their feed. One of the pigs can now run the
equivalent of a five-minute mile. But Holding isn't hogging all of the
credit. "A pig is really a very smart animal, probably the smartest of
all barnyard animals,' he explained. Holding's crew has developed a
keen competitive spirit, so he's been able to cut out one of their daily
workouts. "Don't want to peak too soon," he said. "They're just like
any athlete. They reach a point where they get stale." He'll spend
more than a month this year preparing the pigs to race professionally,
a promotional idea he hit upon last year. Who knows? The venture
" may turn out to be profitable and the pigs may really bring home the
bacon.
Cover-up
Next time public discussion gets too hot, Ann Arbor's City Council
members might do well to take a tip from their New Orleans
counterparts. Noting citizens were "becoming increasingly beligerent
and hostile toward elected officials," the council there passed a
resolution requiring councilmembers to wear helmets during council
meetings. The helmits are intended as protection from disgruntled
voters and flying barbs, aspersions and villifications, the tongue-i-
n-cheek resolution said. After Councilman Frank Friedler read his
resolution, the seven councilmembers solemnly donned hard hats.
Guess there's nothing like going under cover.
Bare facts
Milwaukee's Assistant District Attorney George Prietz isn't going to
file charges against a man who claimed his date left him in a park with
only his shoes and socks. "His story is so weird that there has to be
some truth to it," Prietz said. A 29-year-old Milwaukee woman
complained to police last week that a scantily-clad man was following
her car in his car even after she yelled at his to stop. Officers found the
man sitting in his car outside the police station after the woman fdrove
there to file a complaint. He was wearing only shoes and socks. Police
said the man claimed he and his woman friend had gone to a local park
and he had taken off his clothes. But an argument ensued and she
drove off in her car, which somehow contained said precious
garments. He said he chased the complaining woman's car because he
thought it was his friend's car. He had to retrieve his belongings, he
explained, because he didn't want his wife to ask what happened to his
clothes. That explanation apparently satisfied Prietz.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter's 12-day vacation to Plains, Ga.,
the Teton Mountains and the Salmon
River last month cost taxpayers at
least $106,000 and probably much more.
The President's own out-of-pocket
expenses for the family's Western
holiday from Aug. 18-30 were at least
$2,232.82.
THE ESTIMATE of the taxpayers'
cost, compiled by The Associated
Press, is extremely conservative
because many expenses were not
available from the government or
private businesses involved.
The figure of $106,298.39 was obtained
by totaling readily identifiable
expenses such as hotels, costs of local
police departments, the U.S. Forest

Service, the outfitters who took Carter
on a raft trip down the river, and the
transportation of the first family.
It does not include any expenses of
reporters who covered the trip. Their
news organizations pay their way.
THE PRESIDENT himself will pay
$1,800 to outfitters who took the first
family on a three-day raft trip down the
Middle Fork of the Salmon River in
Idaho; $336 to stay in Brinkerhoff
Lodge for six nights in the Grand Teton
National Park, and $96.82 for a suite
and an extra room at the Rodeway Inn
in Boise, Idaho, the night before the raft
trip.
The tally shows it cost at least
$35,498.83 to put up White House aides

and Secret Service agents at six hotels
used during the trip. A seventh hotel
refused to reveal what it charged the
government.
It cost $37,777.20 for the first family's
transportation, including operating Air
Force One for 9 hours, and operating
two helicopters for almost seven hours.
IT COST $20842.36 for local police
protection in Georgia, Idaho and
Wyoming. That includes costs incurred
by the U.S. Forest Service during
Carter's raft trip and during his stay in
the Tetons.
It also includes money spent by the
Georgia State Patrol during Carter's
three-day trip to Plains, and by three
Idaho police agencies during his
overnight stay in Boise.
The estimate also includes these
costs for White House aides and agents:
$7,680 for meals, and $4,500 for 12 aides
who accompanied Carter on the raft
trip.
COSTS OF vacation trips of previous
Presidents were unavailable, so no
comparison could be made. However, a
congressional committee estimated in
1974 that the government spent $17
million on three homes used by former
President Richard Nixon when he
traveled from the White House.
Aside from Carter's transportation,
most of the money was spent on room

and board for government employees
That included at least 25 Secret Servic
agents, members of the White Hous
communications agency that provide:
communications for Carter wheneve:
he travels, several Carter aides
advancemen and at least 10 member
of the White House press office.
"It would suit the President fine if h
could go on a vacation without securit
and communications personnel an
without a press office staff to respond t
the needs of the large pres
contingent," said Rex Granum, deput
press secretary, when given a copy o
The AP figures. "Since the nature of th
modern presidency makes tha
impossible, there will always be extr
costs associated with his vacations, a
with his other travel.
"I WOULD suggest to you that all thi
does not mean he should not be able t
take a vacation," Granum said in
written statement.
Estimates were unavailable for suci
costs as transporting presioentia
automobiles from Washington 'to tht
West, two receptions Carter and wif<
Rosalynn gave in the Tetons, setting u]
the elaborate communications systen
that enabled Carter to keep in touci
with the world and flying agents an
White House aides in and out of Carter'
vacation sites on commercial airlines.

Childless couple begs
for test tube research

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A childless
Tennessee couple appealed to the
government yesterday to resume
funding of test-tube fertilization
research, while critics charged that it
would lead to the laboratory slaughter
of embryonic human lives.
The arguments were aired as an
Ethics Advisory Board in the
Department of Health, Education and
Welfare (HEW( began sifting through
the evidence on both the science and
morality of the still uncertain
techniques that produced a healthy
baby in England.
DESPITE THE success of
'Will this research lead
to selective breeding, to
attempts to control the
genetic makeup of off-
spring or to the use of
surrogate parents'?'
-HEW Secretary
Joseph Califano
researchers who aided the parents of
Louise Joy Brown, "our knowledge of
precisely what they did is very
limited," said James Gaither, a San
Francisco lawyer who is chairman of
the panel.
Gaither told reporters that the 14-
member panel of doctors, lawyers,
laymen, academics and a priest is
unlikely to take any stand on the issue
before January or February at the
earliest.
HEW Secretary Joseph Califano
must decide after getting the panel's
advice whether to allow taxpayers'
dollars to be spent on this research for
the first time since 1975.
CALIFANO, IN A memo read to the
100 persons at the meeting in the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) in
suburban Bethesday, Md., said test-
tube fertilization holds out "enormous
promise" to infertile couples, but also
raises serious questions about possible
damage to the fetus that could lead to
abnormal children.

"Will this research lead to selective
breeding, to attempts to control the
genetic makeup of offspring or to the
use of 'surrogate parents'
where. . . rich women might pay poor
women to carry their children?"
Califano asked in the memo. He
instructed the board to hold public
hearings in 10 regions of the country "to
stimulate a national debate."
In addition to the broader issues, the
board also must decide on an
application from Dr. Pierre Soupart of
Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
Tenn., who wants to do laboratory
experiments on fertilized human eggs
to search for genetic defects.
But Dennis and Dianne Grills of
Hendersonville, Tenn., are hoping that
ultimately their own doctor at
Vanderbilt and Woupart will help them
have a baby through in vitro
fertilization. "In vitro" is Latin for "in
a glass."
Grills, a 32-year-old chemical
engineer, and his 31-year-old wife have
been married for five years. She had
one ectopic pregnancy and last October
underwent unsuccessful surgery to
unblock her Fallopian tubes.
GRILLS TOLD the panel he does not
feel there are- ethical problems with
research on the fertilized eggs that in
their earliest stage are called
"blastocysts."
His wife said opponents of the
research are being "irrational."
But Princeton University religion
professor Paul Ramsey said the
"government should stop emphasis on
manipulation as a form of human
genesis.
"MILLIONS OF U.S. citizens who
oppose abortion will bring the same
moral objection against in vitro
fertilization because of the numerous
'discards' the procedure requires,"
declared Ramsey.
But LeRoy Walters, director of
Georgetown University's Center for
Bioethics, who traced the ethical
debate for the panel, said he is inclined
to feel that "in early stages of
embryonic development ... you are
not dealing with a human subject in the
full sense of the term."

By BETH ROSENBERG
The fastest wheels in town Sunday
will belong to students participating in
the first annual 'U' Tricycle Race on
Palmer Field near the Hill dorms.
The Ben Hur style race, sponsored by
the University Activities Committee
(UAC), Michigan Student Assembly,
and the Office of Student Services,
begins at 1 p.m. with six teams of four
from every dorm.
"OUR IDEA IS to get you back in the
'U'," said senior Larry Pulkownik,'
UAC race coordinator. "The purpose is
to help students meet people from other
dorms."
Pulkownik, who has been planning
the event since July 1, said the race is
geared toward dorm residents who too
often associate only with people who

live on their hall. "We're doing it to hell
students meet more people."
The double-elimination tricycle rac<
begins with separate heats at 1:00 an
2:00 pitting four teams on the 110-yar
(1/16th of a mile) course. Prizes includ
stereo speakers and gift certificates.
Besides the tricycle race, other con
tests are'planned including an Egg ant
Water Balloon Toss, the Coed Carry
three-legged race, Tug of War; Huma;
Pyramid, and the Giant Earth Ba]
Shove.
Pulkownik said 100 kegs of beer, poa
potato chips, and ' frisbees are als
available to all students.
Continuous music will be provided b
various local bands. Festivities will b
broadcast live by WCBN.

Trot out your In lies,
for Sunday's race

BLOCK PARTY

BEER BLAST

to celebrate the opening of Rep.
PERRY* BULLARD'$
CAMPAIGN OFFICE
SATURDAY, September 16-7:30 p.m.
NORTH UNIVERSITY between Thayer & State

LIVE MUSIC 668-1767
$5 donation $3 students and senior citizens
paid for by Students for Bullard, Greg Roberts, treasurer

ALL YOU CAN DRINK
students and senior citizens

VW Rabbit tops in fuel
economy, study shows

UPPER DIVISION
WRITING COURSES
being offered through the
English Composition Board
SAny LSA Student is Eligible to
Elect These Courses
JOURNALISM 302
"Writing for Mass Media"
Marion Marzolf
HISTORY OF ART 305/MARC 323
"Themes and Symbols of Western Art"
Christin Bornstein

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a top
performance of 41 miles per gallon
(mpg), the diesel-powered Volkswagen
Rabbit provides the best fuel economy
of any automobile sold in the United
States, the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) announced yesterday.
The No. 1-ranked German-made
Rabbit, equipped with a five-speed
manual transmission, was followed by,
a diesel-powered Volkswagen Rabbit
with a four-speed manual transmission,
which gets an estimated 40 mpg.
Placing third was the diesel-fueled
Volkswagen Dasher, which gets 36
mpg.
"CONSISTENT with the trend in past
years, the average miles per gallon for
all 1979 models thus far tested is
slightly higher than last year's," EPA
administrator Douglas Costle said of
the agency's annual fuel economy
ratings.
Costle said the 1979 models are
averaging 19.9 miles per gallon com-
pared to 19.6 on 1978 models.
The VW Rabbit also won top honors
last year when the EPA estimated its
fuel economy at 40 mpg.

THE AVERAGE annual fuel cost for
the top-rated 1979 Rabbit was estimated
at $220, a figure based on a car driven
15,000 miles and an average diesel fuel
cost of 60 cents per gallon. For gasoline-
powered cars, the cost is based on a 70-
cent per gallon fuel price.
The Datsun 210, a Japanese-made
car, ranked No. 4 with 35 mpg - the
highest ranking for a gasoline-powered
car.
At the bottom of the list was the Aston
Martin V-8, which the EPA said gets
only 8 mpg. Just above that were four
cars listed as getting 10 mpg. They are
the Cadillac limousine, the Cadillac
with the commercial chassis, Jaguar
XJ and Jaguar XJS.
ALL OF THE top 10 cars are
classified as cubcompacts and were
either of foreign make or largely
manufactured abroad by subsidiaries
of U.S. automakers, the EPA said.

RUSSIAN 451
"Survey of Russian Literature"
Irvin Titunik

On the outside...
It should be partly sunny and pleasant at game time with a
temperature around 70. Things may cloud up toward the evening,
however, with a chance of thundershowers.J
Daily Official Bulletin
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WOMENS STUDIES 360
"Women's identity"
Sue Weisskopf
ENGLISH 432
"The American Novel"
Bob Weisbuck
CLASSICAL STUDIES 371
"Greek & Roman Sports and Recreation"
Wally Sweet

"WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?"
Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25

Sunday, September 17, 1978
GENERALNOTICES:
To augment existing University computing courses,
Computing Center offers a series of three
introductory lectures on MTS. Edward J. Fronczak,
systems research programmer at the Computing
Center, will present the lectures. The evening
lectures will be held on September 18, 25. and
October 2, from 7to 9p.m.
These noncredit lectures are open to all interested
students, faculty and staff; registration not required.
No previous computing experience necessary nor is
a background in engineering or mathematics

expected. For more info, call Edward Fronczak, 764-
2121.

Sunday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.-Rm. 25 Angell Hal 1
WOO LLOOMOOLOO
T HE PEOPLE AGAINST THE PLOONMERS
Green Bands Forever

"AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING: FOR
IN DUE SEASON WE SHALL REAP, IF WE FAINT NOT."
Galations 6:9. The writer Is thinking of quite a number of
correspondents who have written telling of evil and corrup-
tion they know of in high and low places, of things all
decent and God Fearing men and women should be
ashamed. In the 9th chapter of the Book of Ezekiel, God
orders a mark put upon all those crying and troubled
concerning society's corruptions and man with the
"slaughter weapon" sent forth by The Almighty for
judgement and vengeance. "Woe unto them that call evil
good."
Manv cnnsider fine and o.k. thinas the Bible calls

The testimony of this Column, whether any hear or
forbear to hear, is to beware of all those who set the New
Testament against The Old Testament! One of the early
Christian martyrs, Polycarp, said such were the "first born
of the devill"The first recorded words of Christ after His
baptism were approval of "every word that proceedeth out
of the mouth of God," which means all Scripture - read Mat-
thew and Luke 4:4. And later Christ said: "Ye do err, not
not knowing the Scriptures, and the power of God!" So we
say at the close of this paragraph, as at the beginning:
"AND LET US NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING: FOR IN
DUE SEASON WE WILL REAP, IF WE FAINT NOT!" Wedo
well to worry and warn of evil and disobedience to God's

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