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Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) President Eric Arnson and Vice
President Kate Rubin alleviated the seriousness prevailing over
Tuesday's meeting by jokingly alluding to the rather strange situation
they might soon be facing-presiding over an MSA meeting without
any MSA members to preside over. If the recent MSA elections are
declared void, as the unofficial decision by the Central Student
Judiciary portends, Arnson and Rubin will be the only MSA members
until new elections are held in September. For those democratically
concerned students worried about the possibility of dictatorial rule,
have no fears. Our MSA analysts tell us the good old - American
system of checks and balances will still be very much in effect. Arnson
and Rubin have never been known for their "strong agreement" and
have almost always found themselves on opposite sides of an issue.
The Pursell Syndrome
Several Ann Arbor and Detroit area businesses will be watching
anxiously for their opportunity to cash in on the "Cinema boom" as the
area's congressman and Asian wanderer Carl Pursell joins a
congressionaldelegation leaving next week for Hong Kong, Japan,and
the People's Republic of China. A spokesman in Pursell's office ex-
plained the congressman's participation in the trip as due to his belief
normalization with China "is a revolutionary change in our foreign -
policy and deserves our close study in how to help promote nor-
malization and explore trade possibilities." He acknowledged there
are "a number of firms in the Ann Arbor area interested in trade"
with China. As for Pursell, himself, who stopped by the Daily yester-
day(on his way to a lengthy discussion with University Hospital of-
ficials), seemed more excite pver the opportunity to go to Asia and
examine possibilities for Chinese educational exchanges with
American Universities. "It's a great experience for a member of the
Educational Committee," Pursell said of his first visit to Asia. Watch
out, Peking! Here comes Ann Arbor's version of Marco Polo. It's Pur-
sell's great leap outward.
In our current world of space age technology, even the local grocery
store is adapting. Campus Corners is attempting to lure customers
with the sign: "Cosmic candy-three for 35 cents, four for 25 cents, get
them while they last." The candies are laced with carbon dioxide and
one store employee describes their effect as "going pop in your mouth,
sort of like alka-seltzer." However, as the unusual pricing
arrangement suggests, Campus Corners would probably have been
better off sticking with the tried and tested "old fashioned" goodies.
The employee admitsithe candies have not turned out to be "a great
selling item" and they "will be around for a while."
Don't call us . .
The Daily phones were ringing off the hooks yesterday, and it seems
everyone wanted to know the same thing. "Has Clark Kellogg made a
decision yet?" over a hundred callers asked, referring to the All-
American basketball star.recruit from Cleveland. "Yeah, Ohio State,"
disgruntled staffers told caller after caller. And the replies were all the
same. "Shit! Oh, shit!" Between noon and dinnertime, at last count,
there were some 102 Wolverine b-ball fans concerned about Clark's
fyt re. In fact, the callers made us consider investing in a telephone
answering service, :which would tell all callers "Michigan
Daiy-Kellogg's going to Ohio State-thank you for calling." Wait.
There goes the phone again. Yeah, Ohio State. Shoot!
When there's smoke
Alerted to flames and smoke spewing from a cement garbage can
outside the West Engin Arch yesterday, a security guard quickly
responded with a small fire extinguished and got the fire well under
control. However, the security guard's brave actions did not satisfy
the fire department. Upon arriving at the scene of the flaming gar-
bage, the firemen reeled the hoses off their truck and gave the can a
few brief squirts. The fact that the services were no longer needed did
not stop the firemen from doing their job. It's good to know that if they
want a job done, they'll do it themselves.
We reported yesterday that Carol Yorkievitz, Rackham Student
Government Elections Director, said that the Rackham elections were
"run out of MSA's pocket." This was taken out of context: even though
the elections were run in conjunction with MSA's elections, they were
funded by Rackham.
Marine Corps commander Leonard Chapman said on April 12, 1969,
that antiwar opposition, sometimes in the form of physical obstruc-
tion, was cutting into Marine Corps officer-recruiting on campuses
across the country. Chapman said the traditionally voluntary service
had been forced to start a new recruiting program in junior colleges
that dropped the college-degree requirement usually faced by young
men seeking to become Marine officers.
The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 12, 1979-Page 3
NRC urges A-plant correctionsi
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Three
Mile Island accident has revealed the
need for urgent safety corrections on
nearly all of the nation's atomic power
plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission said yesterday.
The agency reported that it -has
discovered a design flaw in some power
plants designed by Westinghouse Corp.
and that the flaw is similar to the one
discovered at the Three Mile Island
plant in Pennsylvania.
THE FLAW could mislead plant
operators and prevent vital emergancy
cooling in the event of an accident, the
The agency said safety corrections
are needed "on a priority basis for all
light-water power reactor facilities."
That would cover 71 of the 72 licensed
nuclear power plants in the country.
The exception is the Fort Saint Vrain
plant at Plattville, Colorado, which is
a high-temperature, gas cooled reactor.
Commission spokesmen did not list
the corrective actions the agency con-
siders necessary at the plants.
WESTINGHOUSE bad no immediate
comment on the NRC statement.
Meanwhile, technicians at the Three
Mile Island plant outside Middletown,
Pa., reported difficulties yesterday in
their continuing attempts to cool the
A status report from NRC officials at
the plant said that when engineers
lowered pressure in the reactor to
remove gas bubbles from the coolant
system, too much water accumulated.
But NRC spokesman Tom Elsasser
said the problem should not block cold
shutdown of the reactor, the point
where the reactor can no longer
overheat and get out of control.
MEANWHILE, federal officials
testing residents of the Three Mile
Island area said radiation levels in the
bodies of those living near the plant are
In Washington, the NRC said it was
preparing to send a "preliminary
notification" of the newly discovered
flaw problem to all eactor operators.
Westinghouse sent plant owners a
notice April 7 warning that some of the
facilities it designed depend on a com-
bination of two instrument signals by
the plant computer to turn on emerg! -
cy cooling automatically when ther is
trouble with the main cooling system
TOTAL COOLING failure could le"d
to a meltdown or overheating of te
reactor's core and the release of lar1e
amounts of radioactivity.
Westinghouse said it is believed tlt
a small break in a reactor pressuri r
could make it appear that one of the sf-
nals in its plants is high while the otti
In such a case, the computer woid
not turn on emergency cooling and
plant operator could be misled ir o
that operators start emergency cooli
manually if the pressure signal alo
drops below its trigger point.
bike team gets boost
By RICK BLANCHARD
Ann Arbor Velo Club (AAVC) - a
local bicycle racing team - last week
signed a one-year contract with Eden
Natural Foods Distributing Co.,
making AAVC the city's first licensed
The $1,000 contract will aid the velo
bicycle team in competing in expen-
sive local, regional, and national con-
PHIL FARBER, president of the
year-old club, explained: "It's an ex-
pensive sport, to say the least, and with
riders like Phil Woosley, who qualified
for the Junior Worlds team trials in
Colorado last summer, the expenses
The AAVC is a member of the U.S.
Cycling Federation and is composed of
ten experienced racers and several
novice bikers, in all six junior and
"Most of our riders moved over from
the Schwinn-sponsored Wolverine Bike
Club based in Detroit," said Farber. "It
felt crazy to have all this energy and be
riding for a club that had nothing to do
with this city, so we decided to form a
"THE CLUB is devoted to promoting
the intensely competitive sports of
track and road racing, and is now one of
160 sponsored clubs in the United
States," said Farber.
Other sponsors involved in this sport
include the EXXON Corporation; AMF,
Pepsi Cola Co. and Schwinn.
"The move by Eden is the bomb,"
exclaimed Farber. "This will really
help us out. Tires alone cost $60 a pair
and the average racer goes through six
of these each season."
The primary concern of the AAVC at
this time is the EMU criterium, a fast
race with several curves, they are
sponsoring April 29 on the EMU cam-
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t his kid?
When the dam broke at Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, a lot of
people weren't as lucky as this little uy.
Jamie and the rest of the Mosley family made it up the hill
just in the nick of time. Seconds later, a wall of water swept all
their earthly possessions away.
Here you see Jamie in the Red Cross shelter, thinking it
One look at that face, and we're awfully glad we were there
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Ann Arbor Film Co-op-An Evening with Tim Carey, Tweet's Ladies
of Pasadena 6:30 p.m., The World's Greatest Sinner, 9:30, MLB Aud. 3,
(Carey will speakafter both shows).
Cinema Guild-Day for Night, 7, 9:15 p.m., Old Arch Aud.
Mediatrics-The Little Foxes, 7, 9p.m., Assembly Hall, Union.
Students Concerned About Suicide-College Can Be Killing, 7:30
p.m., UGLI, small group discussion follows.
PTP-Walker's "The River Niger" Power Center, 8 p.m.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society-"HMS Pinafore," Mendelssohn
Theater, 8 p.m.
Department of Geology and Mineralogy-University of Texas Prof.
Alan Scott, "Pennsylvania Deltas, Sangre de Cristos Mountains, New
Mexico," 4 p.m., Rm. 4001 C.C. Little.
UAC, Center for Western European Studies-University of Min-
nesota Prof.' Harold Deutsch, "The Ultra Secret: The Influence of In-
telligence Services on the Second World War," 8 p.m., Natural Science
International Night-Italian Menu: League Cafeteria, 5-7:15 p.m.
Arbor Alliance-meeting, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Rm., Union.
Michigan Economics Society-meeting, 5 p.m., rm. 301 Econ