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Vol. LIX. No. 28

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, October 8, 1978 Ten Cents

Ten Pages plus Supplement

Coupons may be rip-off for students

Hundreds of local residents - almost
all of them University students - are
victims of a contradictory set of cir-
cumstances involving thousands of
dollars of discount coupons at local
eateries and stores.
Students who purchased a coupon
booklet entitled "The Entertainer"
from door-to-door canvassers have
found that those coupons are, in some
cases, not being redeemed by the mer-
chants named on the coupon. The
booklet, which costs $9,95, offers two-
for-one deals at such places as The
Bagel Factory, Mr. Tony's and The

ChUrch Street Cafe.
At the Bagel Factory, the situation
has reached expensive proportions. Ac-
cording to Charlie Gauerke, a Bagel
Factory manager, "probably 200
people at least" have attempted to
reclaim the coupons at the establish-
ment. The coupons, which are similar
townes that the Bagel Factory has con-
tracted for with "Entertainment '78",
offer the bearer "four complimentary
bagels" that are "valid anytime" until
the offer-expires April 30, 1979.
"At first we looked at the edge and it
was perforated and looked like it had
come out of some kind 'of book,"
Gauerke said in explaining why the

Bagel Factory had originally honored
some of the coupons. But when Gauerke
questioned the Bagel Factory owner
"he said they weren't any good" and he
"didn't know anything about them."
Bagel Factory General Manager
David Solo said several establishments
may be involved in litigation against
Rick Lemar who put the Entertainer
booklet together. He also said Lemar
was sued last year by a competitior,
Entertainment '78.
Lemar, however, says he knows
nothing about any lawsuits against him
now or ever, and also claims to have
contracts with all businesses named by
the coupons including the Bagel Fac-

tory. He has offered to show the con-
tracts to the Daily on Monday.
"Each person who signed the con-
tracts we sent them a copy of what the
coupons were going to look like,"
Lemar said. "If there were problems
they were going to get back to me.
Nobody got back to me."
Solo explained that the coupons are
"not counterfiet" and Lemar does have
contracts with some establishments to
distribute the coupons.
But Solo said, "We don't have a writ-
ten or a verbal contract with him."
The Bagel Factory is considering a
plan to honor the coupons in the future
so that students do not have to bear the

brunt of the complications..
Mr. Tony's has also had several
students enter the store since Septem-
ber trying to obtain two Mr. Tony's subs
,and two large drinks for the price of one
via a coupon from The Entertainer.
Pam Miller, the floor manager at the
State St. store, explained that "none of,
us here knew about it and when they
(the coupons) hit the street we were
Miller did stress, however, that the
store is honoring the coupons since "the
customers did pay money for them and
it wouldn't be fair to screw them over."
Employees were offered a reward
from the management to find the sour-

ce of these coupons and soon
questioning of customers possessing
the coupons led to LeMar it the Enter-
tainer and his Ann Arbor office.
LeMar assured General Manager
Jim Tilly that he had the contract in
front of him with the signature of a
former manager of Mr. Tonys State St.
store, Eric Jaeger, thus authorizing
LeMar to produce these coupons
bearing the Mr. Tony's logo.
Jaeger, however, when contacted last
night, denied signing a contract.
"I sure as hell did not," he said. Even
if he had considered doing so, "I never
could have signed it without the consent
See COUPON, Page 2


Blue survives



Despite three costly turnovers
and a fine offensive effort from
Arizona, Michigan stumbled to
its fourth win without a defeat
yesterday at Michigan
Stadium, 21-17.
The Wildcats, who fell to 3-2
on the season, held the 104,913
Michigan fans in suspense as
they battled the third-ranked
Wolverines the entire game
before fullback Russell Davis
plunged over from the Arizona
one-yard line with 5:25
remaining to give Michigan its
margin of victory.
THE WIN WAS the 599th in the
history of Michigan football and the
90th since Bo Schembechler became
head coach at Michigan.
But Arizona kept things close, con-
verting fumbles by Michigan free
safety Mike Harden and quarterback
Rick Leach into touchdowns in the first
half and intercepting a Leach pass in
their own end zone at the beginning of
the fourth quarter, to keep the game in
"We just made some colossal
mistakes," said Schembechler in
assessing his team's performance. "We
contributed to our problems. There's no
question about that. The key to this
game was that Arizona was a good
football team.
"The thing that stopped us was our-
selves. We were our own worse
*"Demonstrators, many from
Ann Arbor, gathered at the Fer-
mi Enrico nuclear plant in
Monroe yesterday for a nuclear
energy protest. See story on Page
" The Los Angeles Dodgers and
the New York Yankees nead for a
World Series clash. See story on
Page 9.
" A roundup of the past week's
news events can be found on Page
" "The Sound of Music" closes
tongith at the Power Center after
a successful three-day stint. See
story on Page 5.
, . For happenings, weather
and local briefs,
see TODAY, page 3.

THE 17 POINTS scored by Arizona
were the most by a non-conference,
regular-season opponent since a 19-19
tie with Stanford in 1975 and the third
highest non-conference total ever
against a Schembechler-coached
Michigan team.
But all of the Wildcats' points came in
the first half, as the Michigan defense
kept its record intact of never allowing
a point in the second half of any of its
four games.
"We did not execute well today," said
Schembechler, remarking about the
fact that the Wolverines three tur-
novers yesterday were as many as the
See 'CATS, Page 10
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Syrian
peacekeeping forces declared a
unilateral cease-fire in Beirut yester-
day after a week of savage fighting
against Christian militiamen that
devastated the Christian quarter of the
capital, Beirut radio reported.
The Syrian peacekeeping command
said its forces had been ordered to stop
shooting at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m.
EDT) the government-controlled radio
station reported. The announcement
came as Lebanese President Elias
Sarkis and Syrian President Hafez
Assad conferred in Damascus.
IT WAS not known whether the
Christian side would adhere to the
The radio said the Syrian troops had
been ordered "to exercise extreme self-
restraint and to desist from returning
the fire from the Christian militias."
Sarkis went to Syria to try to devise a
formula to end theyfighting between the
Syrians, who are trying to disarm the
private Christian armies, and the
militiamen, who have demanded that
Syria withdraw the forces it sent to
Lebanon in 1976 to halt the Lebanese
civil war.
BEFORE THE cease-fire announ-
cement, Syrian-Christian fighting was
raging east of Beirut as artillery ex-
changes crumbled buildings and set
fires throughout the Christian sector.
The U.N. Security Council adopted a
resolution Friday night calling for a
cease-fire and the Carter ad-
ministration had urged the-combatants
to put down their weapons. Yesterday
Egypt issued a statement calling for a
pullback by Syrian troops and calling
See SYRIANS, Page 3

MICHIGAN'S DALE KEITZ blocks an Arizona third quarter punt giving the a Michigan score by intercepting in the end zone three plays later.
Wolverines the ball on Arizona's one yard line. However, the Wildcats thwarted

PBB taints race

A Daily News Analysis
The issue began to take shape in 1974,
when it was discovered that a fire
retardant had accidentally been mixed
with Michigan cattle feed and was
being consumed by humans in beef,
dairy, and poultry products.
Since then, the PBB debacle
escalated into one of the most talked-
about topics in the campaign for gover-
nor - and may well determine who will
be elected to the state's top seat come
November 7.
IN HIS CAMPAIGN to unseat Gover-
nor William Milliken, State Senator'
William Fitzgerald has repeatedly

charged the governor with failing to
deal head-on with the aftermath of the
PBB crisis. Milliken, however, has
defended his record on PBB, insisting
he handled the problem responsibly.
The political foes have leveled their
sharpest attacks against each other on
the PBB issue, and, in past days; the
issue has been especially apparent.
Last week, Fitzgerald's campaign
began running radio spots charging
Milliken with handling the PBB
problem in a "reckless, irresponsible
manner." Voices in the minute-long
commercial list the signs of PBB-
induced illness as "loss of hair,
memory loss, blindness, liver cancer,

for governor
birth defects, the brain developing out- in 1974 as a University
side the head, (and) genetic characterized some of the
mutations." as misleading.
OUTRAGED BY the advertisement, An employee of Mark
Milliken, in a letter to his opponent, Research, which conducts p
said the radio spot brought the for the governor, said Mich
Democrat's campaign to "a new low in have more on their mind t]
Michigan , politics." Fitzgerald they are concerned with to
reviewed the advertisement and said ti nment spending, inflation,
was legitimafe, but said Friday he ployment.
would once again study the adver- "(PBB) IS NOT a majori
tisement and modify, ambiguities it Alex Gage, an analyst for
may contain. polling firm. "It is obv
Fitzgerald's decision to reconsider zgerald's trump card, but I
altering the advertisement came after mistake for any candidate f
several scientists - including Dr. to think he's going to be ab
Thomas Corbett, who researched PBB See PBB, Page 7

scientist -
et Opinion
private polls
higan voters
than PBB -
axes, gover-
and unem-
issue," said
the Detroit
iously Fit-
think it is a
or governor
le to ride in

Diggs convicted on all counts

WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. Charles Diggs was
convicted yesterday on all 11 counts of mail fraud
and 18 counts of filing falsified congressional
pavroll forms.

panel had deliberated for three hours on Friday.
Diggs told reporters after court ajourned that he
would appeal the case. "We will be filing an ap-
peal and feel we have several appealable points."
'.r II .A .C A W T7VI. ,, 1.-. , A cu;qiino

EARLIER, DIGGS' press secretary, Joan
Willoughby, had said she would expect a convic-
tion to bring renewed efforts to strip Diggs of his
chairmanship of the House District of Columbia
- t.--Al.-v l m _

THE HOUSE Democratic leadership makes
recommendations on committee chairmanships in
December and the caucus votes on them in
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