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Page 6-Tuesday, February 13, 1979-The Michigan Daily
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AFRICA AND THE CARIUREAN:
A QUESTION OF L IERAT0N
Guest Lecture by
NELSON PEER Y
THURS. F. -S8pm-2225Ange/ Hall
Sponsored by the Political Lecture Series Club and MSA
Special
Attraction
Williams{ el
iWdom in k $

Songs, sweets HI's specialties

AN EVEINING.
OF THURBER
POWER CENTER
SUN. F EB. 25, 7:003
tickets are available at:
the Michigan League, 764-0450
hours: 10-1 and 2-5 weekdays
and all Hudson Ticket Outlets

By ELAINE WHITFIELD
If you have failed in your quest for
a unique way to persuade your,
sweetheart that theage of romanticism
has not yet passed, do not despair. For,
like Don Quixote to the rescue, John
Rexford has a method guaranteed to
turn any one's head.
Rexford, 23, runs Happiness Incor-
porated (HI), Ann Arbor, another
unique company that specializes in
brightening up ordinary occasions.
Rexford will deliver home baked heart-
shaped cake accompanied by one of his
own melodious creations for Valen-
tine's Day to the lady or gentleman of
your choice.
"AND KISSES are given, com-
pliments of the house," joked Rexford.
"It's all part of the package deal."
Sitting in Rexford's kitchen watching
him put the finishing cosmetic touches
on his specialty, the, chocolate star, is
like watching a Hollywood melodrama.
Cosmetics complete, he gently glides
his "chocolatestein" on silver platter to
his fuming carriage outside.
Upon delivery, Rexford, dressed in'
tuxedo and penguin shirt, gallantly
steps out into the snow. Raising his
platter high, he knocks at the door. One
very surprised recipient mutely stares
into a birthday cake while the former
glee club member bursts into song. A
moment passes and then a faint smile
begins to dawn on the recipient's
bewildered face. This is a typical
delivery for Rexford.
ACCORDING TO Rexford, HI began
when he and his partner Frank Sandler,
both psychology majors, went east
during the 1975 spring break for a class
project to observe how people respond
when told to be happy.

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MISHAPS LIKE this are rare
and Rexford said he just "smiles" his
way through them. Once, while making
one of his deliveries, it began to snow
and as he stepped out of the car, Rex-
ford slipped, squashing the cake all
over his tuxedo.
"I took the smashed cake in
anyway," he said. "Just did a lot of
smiling and of course, I gave them a
discount," Rexford added.
"The funniest one I ever did involved
delivering a cake to a lady bartender in
Ypsilanti for her birthday," said Rex-
ford. During the episode, Rexford said
he had to make a grand entrance and
jump up'on the bar. To keep the pace
going, he began singing and dancing in
between the glasses of several flab-
bergasted customers, before presen-
ting the cake to the honored lady.
"I'M A HAM FOR audiences," said
Rexford. "The delivery's my favorite
part . . . at first people go really silent,
but then they usually start laughing. I
get a kick out of that," he added.
Rexford said songs such as "Have a
Happy Rose Bowl Trip" and tax ballads
sung to the tune of "Oklahoma" add a
dash of color to otherwise dull oc-
casions.
And it is the songs, said Matt Sawyer,
Rexford's business manager, that Rex-
ford concentrates on. "We like it when
the customer gets creative too, it's kind
of a different approach to business,"
said Sawyer. "Really though, I do this
for the fun of it, I'm not out to make a
million," said Rexford.
Rexford's long term goal is to work in
a community service organization
"teaching people to help themselves."
Rexford, however, said he thinks
he'll continue "the business" where and
when he can and added, "If ever I
decide to leave town, I'll take my cake
pans with me, it's easy to transport
. . . just fits in a cardboard box."

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Rexford said he and his partner pain-
ted the words "Be happy ... from Hap-
piness Incorporated" on their car, wore
T-shirts and gave out flyers carrying
the same message.-
"At first people thought we were
trying to sell something, but after we
got home many people wrote to us
saying what a great idea they thought it
was," said Rexford.
AFTER GRADUATION in 1977, Rex-
ford and Sandler were not content to let
their enterprises fizzle to a halt. Rex-

ford said Sandler, who is extremely
serious about clowning, went to Tucson,
Ariz., as part of HI and now does TV
magician and clown shows for kids.
In October, 1978, Rexford decided to
"beat the singing telegram." "I could
sing and bake cakes, and thought this'd
be a real good way to cheer people up,
and make some money after I
graduated," explained Rexford.
But Rexford,'s first cake was a
disaster. "It was like a brick because I
forgot to add the water," he recalled. -

A lecture on
"Playwright
versus
Theatre'

7pm

Feb. 22'

Mendelssohn Theatre

$2.00 GENERAL PUBLIC

$1.00 STUDENTS

Presented in conjunction with ALBEE DIRECTS ALBEE, four one-
acts directed by the author with an all-professional cast to be
presented at 5 and 8:30 p.m. March 31 in the Power Center.
Tickets for both the lecture and the performances available in
the PTP Ticket Office, Michigan'League 10-1 and 2-5 Mon.-Fri.
764-0450.
CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK, Sandusky,
Ohio, will hold on-campus interviews for
summer employment:
Dates: Wednesday, February14
Thursday, February 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: 3200 Student Activities Bldg.
Over 3,200 positions available for a wide variety of jobs. *
Dormitory or apartment style housing available. Contact
Summer Placement Office for informa-.
tion and appointment. Spend a sum-
mer in one of the finest resort areas
in the North.
-. CE DAR7OZNT

apoleon IIIs'
Sumptuous
Second
Empire
l 4*
Art of 1852-1870
that shaped
American taste
NEWSWEEK:
astonishing
a celebration of
ornament-
N.Y. TIMES:
"..the single outstand-
ing exhibition of the
year
THE DETROIT
INSTITUTE
OF ARTS
Jan. 18-Mar. 18

BY All and IReuter
SALISBURY - A Rhodesian airliner
crashed yesterday, killing all 59 people
aboard, and military sources said they
believed the plane was shot down by
black nationalist guerrillas.
A spokesman for Air Rhodesia said
there were no survivors aboard the
Viscount airliner, which crashed on a
flight from Kariba to Salisbury.
MILITARY sources in Karba said
they believed a guerrilla missile had
brought down the plane.
The airliner crashed along the same
route on which another British-built
Viscount plane, carrying 58 people, was
brought down by a black nationalist
missile last September 3.
In that disaster, 38 people died when
the plane hit the ground, and 10 were
said by Rhodesian authorities to have
been murdered by guerrillas after sur-
viving the crash.
YESTERDAY, the blue-and-white
airliner took off smoothly from Kariba,
on the border with Zambia, at 5 p.m.
local time, bound for Salisbury, 200
miles to the southeast.
But some sib minutes later, a distress
call was made and it crashed. Air
Rhodesia later issued this terse an-
nouncement, "Air Rhodesia regrets to
announce the loss of a Viscount aircraft
operating flight RH827 between Kariba
and Salisbury. It has been established
that there are no survivors."
The announcement said there were 54
passengers and five crew members
aboard. Airline officials said that

because of early confusion, inaccurate
death tolls of 58 and then 54 persons
were reported. Army troops reached
the site of the wreckage and found no
survivors, airline officials said.
THE FIRST indication at Kariba air-
port that Flight 827 was missing came
when passengers, including Associated
Press correspondent Maureen Johnson,
on an Air Rhodesia Viscount that took
off 15 minutes later for Salisbury saw
three camouflaged soldiers rushing
toward a police spotter plane.
The spotter plane took off, followed
by, the second Viscount flight..
Rhodesia's supreme military comman-
der, Lt. Gen. Pete Walls and his wife
were aboard the second plane, return-
ing from a four-day fishing vacation in
Kariba.
Those.on the second plane found out
about the crash when two stewardesses
began sobbing.
CAPT. PAT Travers, general
manager of Air Rhodesia,- said a
distress call was received from the
stricken Viscount before it crashed. He
did not say what the crew said in their
final message.
The downed airliner carried men,
women and children, mostly people on

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Rhodesian plane cra

sl kills 59
ZAREZ M B I1SF
A irliner
Down4
Indian
JSWAN ~ lndon
holiday who had spent the weekend at
Kariba, which features a casino and
excellent fishing.on Kariba Lake.
AP reporter Johnson said she had
chatted briefly with some of the
passengers on Flight 827 before they
took off, including a pretty hostess for
British Airways on vaction in Rhodesia.
The stewardess said she was having
"the finest holiday of mylife,"'Miss
Johnson reported.

ADMISSION
Generai $2.50
Students. Seniors $1 50
Hours: Tues through Sun
9:30 a m -5 30 p m

m Showing, Compul

:IT

WEDNESDAY IS MONDAY IS ADULTS FRI., SAT.,SUN.
"BARGAIN DAY" "GUEST NIGHT" MON..THOUS.EVA. 3.50
$1.50 until 5:30 TWO ADULTSADMIEI ALL MATINEES $2.50
FOR PRICE OF ONE CHILD TO14 $1.50

AWANOWWWWOM

Wayside Theatre WALT DISNEY'S
3020 Washtenaw Ave.Irregulars"
Ypsilanti

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative presents at Aud A
Tuesday, February 13
THE VALLEY
(Barbet Schroeder, 1972) 3:30 & 10:15-AUD A
"A strikingly powerful film about the quest for paradise. A tantalizing
mixture of latter day Tolkien and visionary philosophy. Pink Floyd's music
flows through soaring shots of New Guinea highlands, melding easily with"
scenes of polymorphous sexuality, esoteric drug experimentation, and even
ritualized native dances."-ROLLING STONE. Starring. BULLE OGLER. Rated
X. ANN ARBOR PREMIERE.
Tomorrow: DR. STRANGELOVE & HEAVENS ABOVEI
AU.ITIONS
University of Michigan
February 20,21
GUEST ARTIST SERIES
THE
RIVER
NIGER

Boycotts ask
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of the students' attitudes.
If a majority of the dorm councils
chooses to observe the boycott, "then I
would suggest that representatives
from the groups talk to me or other
staff members to compose the best
format for holding a referendum or
some other action," Snustad said.
"First we would need to know that the
majority of the councils are interested,
and tl'en we would need to get together
and talk," he added.
A STUDENT referendum seems the
most logical choice for establishing the
feelings of the entire dorm body,
Snustad continued. "If someone came
up with a better plan, though, be it
far from me to stop them," he said.
The degree to which the students are
interested in or knowledgeable of the
boycott is a concern of some of the sup-
porters. According to FLOC member
Paul Hattis, the group plans a two-
pronged attack. First, FLOC hopes to
set up a mechanism for presenting its
proposal to the students, and ultimately
the administration, and then embark on
a simultaneous effort to eduate the
students and make them aware of the
issues leading to the boycott.
"Not only do we want the students to

dorm suppr
be able to have some say in the matter,
but we also want them to be aware of
those brands," Hattis said. "The ad-
ministrators, on their own, could sub-
stitute the products and honor the
boycott, without the students 4ecoming
aware of it, We want them to become
involved so they know what's hap-
pening (in the boycott). When they go
out of the dorm into their own apar-
tments and houses they will continue to
honor the boycott," he added.
THE STUDENT Buyers Association
(SBA), which buys food products for
several campus fraternities, sororities,
and co-operatives, has been observing
the Nestle's boycott since the beginning
of the year, according to Larry Peder-
son, a member of the SBA.
A boycott request was made before
SBA's board of diredtors. The board
was in sympathy with the boycott sup-
porters, Pederson said, but did not for-
ce the houses to comply with the
boycott. Most of the houses support the,
effort, though, he said.
Recently, house presidents of the In-
ter-Co-operative Council (ICC)
unanimously , approved the Nestle's
boycott, Pederson said. He added that
representatives from FLOC have not
yet approached the board with their
proposal.

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FREDRIC JAMESON
Professor of French, Yale University
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