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Wednesday, February 26, 1975


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Wednesday, February 26, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Black Muslim leader dies

CHICAGO () - Elijah Mu- ( The sect Muhammad led rhetoric of
hammad, a sharecropper's son preached austerity; yet Mu- achieve the
who became the leader of the hammad lived in a 19-room Some fe
Black Muslim religious sect mansion in the Hyde Park area partly due
that preached black supremacy, of Chicago, near the University recy, myst
died yesterday after a month- of Chicago campus. rist stance
long illness. He was 77. Other aspects of the man ap- due to raci
Muhammad, a millionaire peared contradictory. While reports of
and leader for more than 40 preaching black supremacy, the against wh
years of the Nation of Islam man he followed, Fard, was EVEN S
whose members were popularly white. Muhammad had de- been anger
known as Black Muslims, had nounced whites at times as dev- and the Mt
been hospitalized since Jan. 29 ils, yet he got along well with the sect'sc
and listed in critical condition many of them and employed dent black
since Feb. 8. He died at 8:10 them in his economic enter- nunciationc
a.m. of congestive heart fail- prises. The. late
ure, said James Barkley, a TINY AND light-skinned, of- King Jr., a
spokesman at Mercy Hospital. ten in frail health, he failed to rights mov
THE FUTURE of the Black look like the Messenger of Al- at one tim
Muslims, with membership in lah that he proclaimed to be. "were just
the millions, and the sect's busi- The Black Muslims became white supr
ness empire with assets esti- increasingly respected in recent titudes cha
mated at around $60 million, years. It was partly due to the dinner was
was not immediately clear. ' economic success they enjoyed Hilton Hote
Muslim officials and family after the black militancy and honor. Alth
members were either unavail-
able or declined immediate (
comment. !J
Barkley said the body was
hoe.A omnhoanweedy m akc
taken to a South Side funeral
home. A woman who answeredj
the funeral home telephone said
there would be no comment un-
HERBERT Muhammad, one
of Elijah's sons and manager By TRUDY GAYER while Univ
of world heavyweight boxing 1 5-10cetp
champion Muhammad Ali, said The city has collected some cents p
through a spokesman he may is- $48,000 from parking violations Rates are
sue a statement later. on the University campus in ing to need

the 1960s failed to tend, 2,000 persons paid $50
ese results. ari a plate.
ared the Muslims, Earlier this year, heavy-
to the sect's sec- weight champion Ali, who like
eriousness and sepa- Muhammad refused induction
and some partly in the armed services, was
al prejudice and to welcomed at the White House
Muslim violence by President Ford.
ites. AFTER hearing of Muham-
SOME blacks had mad's death, Mayor Richard
ed by Muhammad J. Daley said, "He was an out-
uslims, objecting to standing citizen who was al-
call for an indepen- ways interested in helping
state and its de- young people and especially the
of Christianity. poor.
Dr. Martin Luther j "Under his leadership the Na-
rchitect of the civil tion of Islam has been a con-
tment in the 1960s, sistent contributor to the social
e said the Muslims well-being of our city for more
as dangerous as than 40 years. He always ex-
emacists," but at- alted the basic family unit, and
nged and in 1974, a he developed an educational
held in the Conrad system which teaches dignity,
el in Muhammad's self-respect and accomplish-
ough he did not at- ment."
~s mo ney ,, 9 ,on
rirking fne

ersity meters cost
per hour.
e determined accord-
of space and turn-

AP Photo
In this 1967 picture Elijah Mohammed addresses his followers in Chicago. Seated at left is boxer Muhammed Ali, a member
of the sect. Elijah Mohammed died yesterday at age 77.

psycholog yfd
By ELLEN BRESLOW ? specific needs and desi




Sugar bowls of America, stay reform and remold variou
out! Obesity and weight prob- ing habits.
iems can be controlled by work- D E S I R E D BEHAV
ing on specific eating habits, ranging from "eating 1
according to Steven May, direc- shopping for food" to "tu
tor of Project Self - Control in out the light bulb in ther
the University's Institute for erator" are assigned be
Behavior Control. visits and the client is
Rewarding strengths in die- awarded for achieved goal
tary practices rather than pun- May likes to reward h
ishing weaknesses, getting ents with a weekly lotter
some exercise, and producing ket.
a more healthy and positive at- Completely balanced die
titude towards oneself are some set up under the directi
of the main objectives of the Irene Heber, head nutrit
project. at the Health Service.
MAY, A doctoral candidate
in the Educational Psychology WE'RE MORE liberal
Department and developer of Weight - Watchers," anno
the weight loss program, pro- May, whose boyish smil
pounds that crash diets and in- trim physique is enoug
cessant calorie counting is no1make anyone diet.
longer necessary to shed those "We don't worry about
extra pounds. "It's unrealistic ries, but because of the
to think that people are going cific menus it usually wort
to keep off their favorite foods right - about 1000 to
for the rest of their lives," he calories per day for w
says. and 1500 for men."
Rather, he claims, "limited May is also enthus
quantity, constant monitoring, about muscle relaxation
and engaging in constructive other aspect of the pr
things rather than eating" are After determining any an
the major concerns of the plan. or tensions which might
Project Self - Control includes the weight problem in th
both a regular plan, requiring ent, he teaches a process"
an initial assessment of $65, lar to transcendental m
further investment of $1 a tion" which can often re
week for 15 weeks and a $100 that extra piece of pie o
refundable deposit for mainte- cream sundae during the
nance, and a student program THIS IS all part of
that requires a $25 fee re- "planned substitution beha
fundable upon successful com- concept which underlies
pletion and is taught by stu- dieter's paradise. Reading
dents in Psychology 414, a be- ing things with one's h
havior modification class. nibbling on items from
"Money," says May, "has "free foods" list can all
proved to be a very success- alleviate those oral and
ful incentive." ual cravings which are
Individual screenings with mally satisfied by food.
each prospective dieter result Women far outnumber
in food programs based upon as clients in the project.

ned to feels that this is due to the S U C C E S S F U L plans
as eat- influence of the societal image have also aided adherence to
of the "beautiful skinny wo- vegetarian diets, maintenance
VIORS man." Somewhat angered by of healthy weight levels, and
before this myth, he insists that peo- even squelching of those hor-
urning ple must "get away from the rid but all too familiar "mun-
refrig- idea of being thin-looking to chies."
tween the idea of being healthy-look- The programs are charted on
duly ing," an idea that would meet large bulletin boards in May's
Is. the approval of any dismayed office and clients can watch
is cli- dieter from the Twiggy era. their progress both in the mir-
y tic- The student program is nor and on the graph, another
geared towards problems that incentive to stick to the plan.
ts are arise from dormitory living.s t
on of Anything from how to get So arise, fellow weight-watch-
tionist around the delectable menus of- ers, our day may be here at
fered by the cafeterias to how last. Discard those worn pages
to pass that room without suc- of Dr. Atkins and join Project
than cumbing to the inviting popcorn Self - Control: Weight - Loss.
unces odor emanating from beneath With a minimum of will-power,
e and its doors are dealt with in the the beaches may see some new
gh to sessions. bikinis this summer.

In an interview with The As-
sociated Press a week ago, the
younger Muhammad declined
to discuss the future of the
Black Muslims in the event of
his father's death.
Muhammad Ali, one of the
most well known of the Black
Muslim members, was en route
to Chicago.
MUHAMMAD was born in;
Georgia as Elijah Poole. Hisj
family moved to Detroit in the
1930s and there Poole met W.D.
Fard, founder of the Temple
of Islam, whose members were
called Muslims.
Muhammad erected the sect's
first temple in Detroit and in
1934 moved to Chicago's South
Side where he built Mosque No.
2. There are now 79 temples in
more than 70 cities.
Business properties include!
thousands of acres of farmland
and herds of cattle in Michigan,
Georgia and Alabama.
IN CHICAGO alone, there are
two Muslim restaurants, a sup-
ermarket, a clothing store, dry
cleaner, baker and several oth-
er enterprises like the weekly
n e w s p a p e r, "Muham-
mad Speaks," which is peddled
on the street and sometimes
door to door.

the past six months and expects
a total of $149,000 by this fiscal!
year's end according to city re-
Fine money from tickets goes
to the City of Ann Arbor. The
city expects to collect about
$670,000 this fiscal year from
parking violations according to
city records.
LAST MONTH some 23,000!
parking tickets were issued
throughout the city. "We don't
look at the number as success,"
explained Ann Arbor Police
Captain Robert Conn in defense,
of the tickets issued.
Conn claimed that changes;
in regulations could be made if!
the majority citizens .wanted
them, adding, "We need that,
However changes in campus.
parking can not be made,
claimed Robert Wagner, an of-
ficial in the University's Traf-
fic Operations Bureau. "The
University can not afford to
build a parking structure and
it is also ecologically imprac-
tical," he added.
"THE REAL intent and pur-
pose for University parking is
for the faculty and staff. The
students and part time em-
dloves have to depend on the
University transportation serv-
ices." stated Wagner pointing
out that building a parking
structure would cost $3,500 per
"We're trying to give the
students a break," he said. City!
meters cost 20 cents each hour
Dr.Valeria luracsek{
TODAY-4 p.m. j
Pendelton Ctr., Union
A Women's Studies
Proaram Colloquium

over. Money from campus met-!
ers goes into the University's
operations fund.
SEVEN DAYS after a ticket
has been issued, the fine is
raised. 45 days later a warrant
notice is sent out. After another!
45 days a warrant for arrest is
placed and with 10 or more out-
standing tickets, the car is;
towed and impounded, said+
Warrant Officer Goebel.
Persons with warrants are
"not nearly as actively sought
after as used to be," said Goe-
bel explaining "there are not
enough employes to handle the
job one reason being the finan-
cial state of the city."
Individuals usually comply

with warrants, Goebel declared.
City records show that $13,237
has been collected from war-
rants this past six months, $8,-
737 more than the city expected
for the entire fiscal year.
GOEBEL said, "The city,
however, does not want to
create any unnecessary hard-
ships on citizens. It is the re-
sponsibility of the individual to
attend to his tickets."
Fines can be negotiated at
the traffic violations bureau in
City Hall or the University's
Traffic Operation Bureau if
there is just cause based on
the court employe's criteria.
Failure to set a parking
brake violates state law how-
ever Goebel pointed out it is
rarely enforced - about 4 times
a year.
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Wednesday, February 26, 1975
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Wednesday, February 26

roject. Day Calendar
xieties WUOM: Waiter Reitman, MHRI,
"Artificial Intelligence: Examples
cause &Extrapolations,"1 0 am.
e cli- CCS: S. Hymans, "Modeling the
"simi-: Macro-Economy," 2050 Frieze Bldg.,
10 am.
edita- Commisison for Women Meeting:
place Plant Det. Conf. Rm., 326 E. Hoov-
or ice er, noon-1:30 pm.
day. ISMRRD: C. Deutsch, "Environ-
mentally Determined Learning Dis-
the abilities;" F. Redl, "Kids Who Look
avior" Like Perceptually Handicapped, But
this Ain't," 130 S. 1st, 2:30-5 pm.
~,d- Zoology: Dr. Robt. T. Paine, U.
g, do-Wash., "A Model Of and Ecological
hands, Aspects of Dynamic Spatial Hetero-
the genity," Lec. Rm. 2, MLB, 4 pm.
IhelpI Physics: S. C. C. Ting, MIT,
e "Search for New Particle," P&A
man- Colioq. Rm., 4 pm.
nor- Statistics: Dr. Des Nichols, MSU,

"Influence Procedures 'for Time
Dependent Regression in Models,"
3227 AngelI, 4 pm.
Ctr. Coordination of Ancient,
Modern Studies: Charles Witke, dir.
Comp. Lit. prog., "Apulius' Goolden
Ass," 2408 Mason Hall, 4 pm.
Women's Basketball: UM vs Spring
Arbor, Crisier Arena, 6:30 pm.
Art Museum: Niels L. Prak, "The
Art Museum: History of a Building
Type and the Philosophy Behind
It," Aud. D, Angell, 7:30 pm.
Ethics, Religion: Woman and Re-
ligion symposium-Penelope Wash.
bourn, U. of Manitoba, "Where Are
We Now. - the Cintemporary Wo-
men's Movement and the Meaning
of Freedom," Union Ballroom, 8:30
Music School: Faculty Recital,
Rackham Aud., 8 pm; degree re-
cital, Recital Hall, 8 pm.

Career Planning & Placement
3200 SAB, 764-7460
Rotary Clubs offer 1 graduate
fellowship from each district, to
cover education and living expenses
plus transportation, for study in
any field and in foreign countries;
Also undergrad scholarships, awards
to teachers of the handicapped, and
for technical training; more Infor-
mation at CP&P.
Harvard Summer School offers
their annual course in publishing,
June 30-Aug. 8, $600. Good record
of placements in magazine & book
publishing, etc. Write Mrs. Diggory
venn, Dir., 10 Garden St., Cam-
bridge, Ma 02138.
For 12-month MA In Poll Sed
at McMaster U. in Canada, fellow.
ships of $3,950-$4,650. Includes
teaching experience and possible
seminar in Eastern Europe. Write:
Prof. Bromke, Hamilton, Ontario
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