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A typewriter left in their hallway has inspired Michigan Student
Assembly rep Sean Foley and his housemates to write a novel about
waging a war against synthetic polyesters. It all started the first week
of school when house member Steve Shaefer spied the typewriter,
banged out a creative blurb, and left it there. The six other
housemates added onto Shaefer's opus, and currently the "novel" is 60
pages long, "We write people in and out of the story and kill people off
when we want," said Foley, emphasizing the entertainment the story
provides. "It's a good way of relaxing, and people contribute to it when
they feel like banging around with creativity-and at various levels of
The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 21, 1978-Page 3
Dems rap delay
of PBB show
While Apollo 7 astronauts prepared for reentry into the earth's
atmosphere after an 11-day mission - virtually assuring the U.S.
would attempt to send three men around the moon by Christmas - the
Faculty Assembly approved a resolution encouraging its committees
to involve students in their activities. The motion - amended to
require that all committees submit plans for inclusion of students to
the Assembly for approval - was intentionally designed to be vague to
allow for each committee to establish its own policy and structure. The
student government charged the amendment took most of the
meaning out of the resolution.
Daily Photo by CYRENA CHANG
DON BECHLER, the Socialist Workers Party cgndidate for lieutenant governor,Y
emphasizes a point during a speech Thursday afternoon in the UGLI.
SWP hopeful urges
no vote on tax issues
By KEITH RICHBURG
State Democratic Party Chairman
Morley Winograd sent a telegram late
Thursday to the president of CBS-TV,
demanding to know why that network
postponed a "Lou Grant" episode that
dealt with a PBB-like disaster in a fic-
titious California town.
The show was based on Michigan's
PBB disaster of 1973 - which has
become a major issue in this year's
gubernatorial race. The program would
have been aired Nov. 6, the day before
voters are to choose between incum-
bent Republican Gov. William Milliken
and Democratic challenger William
Fitzgerald. CBS sources in New York
said they decided to postpone the show
until after the election in order to avoid
influencing the outcome.
BUT STATE Democrats, apparently
hoping to capitalize on the public airing
of the dramatized PBB disaster, are
demanding to know who ordered the
postponement and why.
"We think that it is indeed ironic that
this excellent program which- cham-
pions journalistic integrity has become
a victim of what can only be perceived
as political manipulation and censor-
ship," Winograd said.
Winograd also demanded either a
videotape of the show or a transcript so
it could be "screened by the ap-
propriate people in Michigan.
"THE POLITICAL implications of
this action (postponing the show) are
obvious and require immediate public
explanation," Winograd said. "The
public is entitled to know how this
decision was made, who made it, at
whose request, and why," he continued.
"Further, the public is entitled to
know who contacted the station or the
network regarding this matter and the
substance of any such contact," he ad-
In New York Gene Mader, assistant
and vice-president of the CBS broad-
cast group, denied that there was
anything political in the decision to
postpone the controversial show.
"THIS IS AN entertainment
program," Mader said. "It deals with
the problems posed by the use of some
toxic chemicals. We did not know when
it was scheduled that it had become a
major issue in a gubernatorial race."
Mader said CBS first learned that
PBB was an issue in the Milliken-
Fitzgerald bout when the network was
contacted by a reporter for the Detroit
Free Press. "The choices were clear."
Mader said. "We either black out
Michigan or postpone the program. If
we ran it, there would be Fairness Doc-
trine implications," he said.
"I assure you, we haven't talked to
any politicians," Mader said of the
decision to air the "Lou Grant" episode
at a less sensitive time. "Frankly," he
said, "It's ridiculous to consider that
there was any political involvement."
IN THE SHOW, Lou Grant, the editor
of a fictitious Los Angeles newspaper,
discovers that an anti-freeze chemical
called DBP has been accidentally
mixed in with cattle feed. Cattle
become sick, and farm families begin
losing their hair and suffering memory
In the show, a county bureaucrat is
the do-nothing government official who
refuses to act swiftly to quarantine the
The script was taken directly from
the real-life crisis here in Michigan five
years ago, when a fire retardant PBB
was accidentally mixed in with cattle
feed. And in his bid to unseat Milliken,
Fitzgerald has repeatedly accused the
incumbent of being a "do-nothing"
governor who acted too slowly when
symptoms of the PBB debacle first
"It was an accidentxwhen it first hap-
pened and I don't think anybody blames
the accident on Gov. Milliken," Fit-
zgerald said Thursday during a cam-
paign swing through Macomb County.
"But once it happened, he didn't move
Fitzgerald's office said yesterday
that the candidate would make no
statement on the postponement of the
"Lou Grant" show, but said Winograd
"speaks for the party."
He's seven points down in the
polls, but that doesn't mean U.S.
Sen. Bob Griffin can't stuff a
turkey. This rare shot captured
the Senator stuffing a ten-pound
bird with "Bob's Turkey
Stuffing," one of "Senator Bob's
Specialties" that appears in a
political handout, the Griffin
family cookbook, second edition.
(The first edition came out last
time he ran for election.) Sen.
Griffin gained national
prominence in the kitchen in 1966
- the first time he ran for Senate
- when it was discovered he had
concocted 55 different recipes for
cooking hamburgers. Griffin's
Democratic challenger Carl
Levin waffles when grilled on the
By RICHARD BERKE
Don Bechler says he knows either
William Milliken or William Fitzgerald
will win the governorship and he
doesn't care which man it will be.
What concerns Bechler - the
Socialist Workers Party (SWP) can-
didate for lieutenant governor - is
whether or not the three tax issues on
the Nov. 7 state election ballot will pass.
Addressing a dozen students in the
UGLI Multipurpose Room Thursday,
Bechler urged a no vote on all of the
"WE DO NOT buy the concept that
we have enough social services in this
country," he said. "Any fair system
would provide relief for the working
class and add social services."
Bechler said his party supports
abolishing all income taxes on people
making less than $30,000 a year, a 100
per cent tax on incomes over $50,000,
and the elimination of all sales taxes.
According to Bechler, the tax
proposals "allow Democrats and
Republicans to get off the political hot-
seat and put politicians in a position
where they can say their hands are tied
and cannot find solutions.-
BECHLER JOINED the SWP in 1969
while he was employed as a railroad
More than 65,000 persons a year at-
tend various education programs,
seminars, and conferences sponsored
by the University Extension Service.
worker in Los Angeles. He came to
Detroit in 1973 where he became a unit
chairman in United Auto Workers
Local 174. He spent last year working
on his party's newspaper, the Militant,
covering such activities as the coal
. Bechler and Robin Mace, SWP's can-
didate for governor, won't be included
on the official election ballot because of
new laws which place greater restric-
tions on third parties than in the past.
The SWP contenders, however, are
running as write-in candidates.
Bechler said he considers three con-
cepts important in regard to the
workers' struggle: union democracy,
labor solidarity, and political action.
HE SAID America's newspapers are
so biased that it is virtually impossible.
for many people to find out what is
going on in the world.
"To find out what happened with the
railroad strikes . . . it becomes this
real propaganda campaign," he said.
"Labor can only count on itself when
they're on a strike."
Bechler said a major theme of his
campaign is that the labor movement
needs its own politicians.
"There are justinos.Democrats or
Republicans around to support labor
when it comes down to a strike," he
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LIX, No. 39
Saturday, October 21, 1978
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morning. Subscription rates: $6.50 in Ann Arbor;
$7.00 by mail outside Ann Arbor.
Happenings .. .
...theaAmericantBusiness Women's Associationbwill hold a
seminar at 9 a.m. at the Briarwood Hilton . .. celebrate the 33rd
anniverasry of the United Nations at the Ann Arbor Public Library
where Nancy Ramsey of the Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom will speak on "Arms Control and the Global
Community." Also present will be Ann Arbor's State Senator Gilbert
Bursley, who, as state chairperson of Michigan United Nations Day,
will issue a U.N. Day Proclamation. Coffee and tea will be served at
9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10 ... the Gay Lifestyles 4
workshops continue today in the Michigan Union, starting at 10 a.m. in
the Pendleton Room with "Too Young to Vote But Old Enough to Get
Hassled: When Are You Old Enough to Choose?" A working session on
the politics and process of lesbian and feminist organizations will be
held in Conference Room 1, also at 10 a.m. Workshops at 1 p.m.include
a session on homophobia in the Pendleton Room and a musical
workshop with Charlie Murphy at the Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State
St.... a Vietnam era veteran's workshop will be held at 1:30 p.m. at
American Legion Post 46, 1035 S. Main. The workshop is being
sponsored by the Michigan Association of Concerned Veterans with
the cooperation of the University Task Force on Veterans
Affairs.. . The Gay Lifestyle workshops conclude for today at 3 p.m.
with a conference on lesbian mothers in the Pendleton Room and a
discussion of gays and work in Conference Room 1.
All 's fair
Hey, well, fair is fair. The Toledo Troopers, stars of the National
Women's Football League, are opening their locker room to male
reporters tonight after their game against the Columbus Pacesetters.
Reporters will have only a few minutes with the women however, and
then they'll have to clear out so the players can shower. if the writers
refuse to go, the women may "physically throw the men out,"
according to their spokesman, Ken Dippman. The reporters had better
take heed - the Troopers have only lost one game in eight years.
The next best thing to being there-
especially when it's free
One free phone call is usually the limit for defendents, but for a few
inmates at the Volusia county jail that apparently wasn't enough. The
inmates used pay phones in the jail to make $32,000 worth of illegal
calls by charging them to fake credit cards or to telephone numbers of
unsuspecting citizens in this central Florida city. To add insult to
injurysome calls were even charged to county telephone numbers. A
new system will be installed in the jail, and all long distance calls by
inmates will have to be made collect. r
On the outside . .
It looks like we may have an Indian summer weekend. The forecast
calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 70' and a low tonight in the
tark enjoysJob challenge
Fritz visits Eastern Mich.
Daily Official Bulletin
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new anti-inflation policy shortly. But
when asked if he would reveal any
specifics, the vice-president said, "I
could, but I'd be fired." He added,
"Vice-presidents have certain things
they're not supposed to do, land one
thing is not to jump the president on an-
AT THE RALLY, Democratic can-
didates from Ann Arbor-including
State Rep. Perry Bullard, State Senate
contender Edward Pierce, and U.S.
Rep. hopeful Earl Greene-exchanged
compliments and words of support in
front of a screaming crowd of party
loyalists, mostly EMU students.
When Fitzgerald took the platform he
quipped, "I sorta like that Fitz, Fritz,
and the high quality of Levin."
Tapping the audience of largely
college-aged supporters, Mondale
characterized himself as "an education
nut" and said the administration has
increased federal support for education
of the handicapped by 200 per cent and
has doubled aid for student assistance.
"WE WENT FROM the most anti-
education administration to the most
pro-education administration in
modern history," Mondale stated.
And the Democrats didn't lose sight
of the fact that they were stumping on
the home turf of James Brickley, the
GOP's lieutenant governor candidate.
Brickley is on leave of absence as
president of EMU.
blitz for Fitz
"It's damned unfortunate that Jim
Brickley is not standing in the back and
listening," declared Fitzgerald, 36-
year-old state senator from Detroit.
MONDALE COULDN'T resist tossing
a barb at Brickley either when he put in
some good words for Maynard.
"I understand her opponent (once)
announced he never wanted to, spend
another day as lieutenant governor,"
Mondale told the crowd, some of whom
sported signs denoucning 'Brickley.
"You can help him achieve that goal,"
Mondale's appearance here capped a
two-day tour through the state. Telling
the crowd that his next destination was
Huntington, West Virginia, Mondale
said, "The vice-president is like a free
1229 S. Univ.
Saturday, October,21, 1978
Music School: Michigan Marching Bandarama,
Michigan Stadium, 8 a.m.; Edward Parmentier,
Tom Pixton, harpsichordists, Rachkam Aud., 8
p.m.; David Wagner, "Livre d'orgue of Nicholas de
Gringy,"2110 Music School,8 p.m.
Career Planning and Placement
Recruiting on Campus
Oct. 23, 1978: Rand Corp., BASF Wyandotte Corp.
Oct. 24, 1978: Aeroquip Corp., National Bank of
Detroit, Harvard U./John F. Kennedy Sch. of Gov.,
St. Joseph's Hospital.
Oct. 25, 1978: Action/Peace Corps/vista, FMC
Corp., Susies Casuals.
Oct. 26, 1978: Action/Peace Corps/Vista, Factory
Mutual Engrg. Assn., Aetna Life & Casualty,
CONOCO Production Co., The American U., ADP
Network Services, Bell Laboratories.
Oct. 27, 1978: Action/Peace Corps/Vista, Ohio
Citizens Trust, CONOCO Production Co., J.L. Hud-
Oct. 30, 1978: Georgia Institute of Tech/Grad. Sch.
of Indust. Mngt., Union Carbide, Radian Corp., Shell
Companies, Howard Univ., Ford Motor Co.
Oct. 31, 1978: The Amos Tuck Sch. of Bus. Ad.,
Union Carbide, Gantos, Shell Companies, Chevrolet
Central Office/Information Systems Dept., Ford
Motor Co., Travelers Ins. Co.
Nov. 1, 1978: American Natural Resources Co.,
U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Bureau of the Census,
American Grad. Sch. of Intern'l Mngt,, Consortium
for Graduate Study in Mgnt., Vestal'Laboratories,
Saunders Leasing System, U. of Chicago Divinity
Nov. 2,1978: Bell System, American Hospital Sup-
ply Corp., Celanese, George Wash. U./School of
Public & Intern'l Affairs, Borg-Warner Chemicals,
AMOCO Co., Woodrow Wilson Sch. of Pub. & Inern'l
Nov. 3,1978: Syracuse Univ./Grad. Schs. of Bus. &
Accounting, Northwestern Grad. School of Mngt.,
CAREER PLANNING A PLACEMENT
Advertising Women of New York, Inc. will hold its
22nd Annual College Career Conference on Nov. 4,
1978. Conference is designed to provide college
students (Srs. & Grads.) interested in the advertising
and allied communications fields with career infor-
mation. The Conference willbe at Pace University in
New York. More detailed information and
registration forms are available at CP&P.
Hughes Aircraft Company will award more than
100 Fellowships for graduate study in Engineering,
Computer Science, Applied Mathemtics, and
Physics. Fellowships average rom $16'000 to $24,000
per yr. A brochure and reply cards are available at
The Experiment in International Living offers
over 100 group leadership positions in thirty-one
countries each year. You are eligible if you: are over
21 years of age, U.S. citizen, speak a foreign
language (required for 85per cent of the positions?,
and are interested in experiential education. Ad-
ditional information and applications are available
at the International Center.
The Rhode Island Hospital Dept. of Pharmacy
have positions for Residents in Hospital Pharmacy
and Residents in Clinical Pharmacy beginning on
June 25, 1979. Address inquiries to: Louis P. Jeffrey,
Dir. of Pharmacy Services, Rhode Island Hospital,
593 Eddy Street, Providence, R 102902.
A new exam for Police Patrolman has been
scheduled by the City of Elgin for early December.
Deadline for application is November 27. Elgin is 40
miles northwet of Chicgo's Loop.
The Josephy Blazek Foundation scholarships are
awarded annually to students desiring to major in
Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or
related Scientific fields. Application form available
CEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN continuing
their education at the U. of M. Applications available
at the U. of M. Center for continuing Educ. of
Pre-Doctoral Internships and Post-Doctoral
Fellowships in Clinical Psychology are offered at the
PA Brach of The Devereux Foundation, a group of
multidisciplinary* residential treatment/therapeutic
education and rehabilitation centers in Suburban
Philadelphia. Additional information at CC&P.
, conference explorng
Office of Student Programs
Human Sexuality Ofice
a weekend of workshops, concerts, films
workshops Michigan Union 9 AM-5 PM
Friday, Oct. 20-Sunday. Oct. 22
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first of July, replacing Wilbur Cohen
who retired in June. Cohen served as
dean for nine years-distinguishing
himself as a leading educator and the
recipient of many awards-and Stark
said that his prominence also has made
: her job interesting and challenging.
"One thing that a lot of people told me
when thev comnared me with Cohen
Stark also said that continued com-
munications between faculty members
and the simplification of educational
research reports are major goals of her
administration. "It seems like reports
on education have always been too
complex to understand," she
remarked. "There is no reason that
they couldn't be simplified."
FRIDAY, OCT. 20-Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State St.
CHARLIE MURPHY-gay male singer and
Time: 9 PM, songwriter in concert.
donations accepted CO-SPONSORED BY CANTERBURY LOFT
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