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Mayor Frank Einsweiler of Galena, Ill, isn't going to mess around
with corn laced with booze. He's using strychnine on the city's pesty
pigeons. "I want those birds to fall down dead," said hizzoner, "not
drunk." It seems that 2,000 of the unruly birds - which is a lot in a city
of 4,000 people - have been mussing up the quaint village of Galena
where, residents boast, Ulysses S. Grant once lived. Einsweiler tried
to halt the pigeon population by feeding it corn treated with a birth
control substance but that didn't work. He also tried trapping the pests
but they were too cagey to be caught. So this time, despite a flood of
letters chastising him for inhumane treatment, the mayor isn't going
to pussyfoot with the pigeons - he's going to poison them. "They are
disease carriers, and we don't want to take chances of their dried
droppings being scattered around town in the wind, let alone the mess
their wet droppings make on our fine old buildings and the heads of our
people and tourists."
Help Wanted: One mayor
Dennis Schaber will be the mayor of Defiance, Iowa for the next two
years,... whether he likes it or not. Although Dennis and his cousin
Dan spent the entire campaign before last November's election trying
to convince the voters that they did not want to be mayor, both men
were the only vote-getters. "I don't want that mayor's job because of
all the complaining you have to listen to," said Dennis, who won the
election through no fault of his own. But last Saturday the townspeople
finally convinced Dennis to take the job. Since Albert Wheeler and
Louis Belcher are currently waging a court battle over Ann Arbor's
mayorship, maybe the ultimate loser would not mind taking the job in
Defiance. However, Al or Lou, if you should decide to go to Defiance
you'd better take a snow shovel. Among the chores the mayor of
Defiance performs is snow removal.
Unless you want to attend a discussion on the Packard People's Co-
op scheduled for noon today at 722 Packard we really have nothing else
to suggest in the way of Happenings. Perhaps we should all just take it
easy and store our energy for the start of a new semester.
Carter interprets
Plagued by hilariously poor interpreting during his recent visit to
Poland, President Carter was forced to tpke matters into his own hand I
on the flight back from Europe. Carter was being questioned on Air
Force One by reporters when Press Secretary Jody Powell cut into the
exchange. "Let me. interrupt for a minute," Powell said. "Does
anybody need a shooter?" Carter then offered a translation. "Does
anybody care for a drink? That's the question." Wien all declined,
Powell joked: "Let the record show that six reporters were offered a
chance for a drink and they all turneds it down." "That is news!" Car-
ter quipped. Well at least the President did not say, "Does anybody
fust for a drink?"
Vanishing van
Police are vexed over a vanishing van that they think might be the
most conspicuous getaway vehicle ever used in a robbery. So far they
have no trace of the blue van with a picture window on the side and a
mural of two semi-nude go-go dancers parachuting from a passing
airplane. Police said three persons used the van in a $65 armed rob-
bery of a man in Forest Park, Illinois, on December 27. Investigator
Michael Thompson said that not finding the van is disturbing. "It's
something like not being able to find a bleeding elephant in the snow,''
he said.
On the outside.. ..
Shakey Jake told me yesterday he hoped the temperatures would
drop today, "because when it gets warmer like this I have trouble with
women, they keep following me around. I can't get rid of them." Well
Shakey may just get his wish because it is going to get colder and it
will probably snow. The forecast calls for approximately two inches of
the white stuff, with a high of 35 in the morning, and steadily falling
temperatures throughout the day reaching a low of 20 degrees. The
outlook for Monday calls for variable cloudiness and a high of 19
degrees. Isn't winter wonderful!


The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 8, 1978-Page 3

French leftists split

PARIS (AP) - French Communist
leader Georges Marchais made it clear
yesterday his party's election alliance
with the Socialists is dead.
Marchais urged a national Commu-
nist conference to approve a central
committee resolution endorsing a fight
for supremacy on the French left. Such
a move would bring a formal end to a
five-year-old Communist-Socialist
cialists, whose leader Francois Mit-
terrand had a friendly meeting with
President Carter on Friday, have aban-
doned the workers' struggle and "lean
once again toward the old policy of col-
laboration with the high bourgeoisie."
Until four months ago a socialist-
Communist coalition was expected to
win the National Assembly elections
scheduled for March. But a split over
how much industry a leftist gover-
nment should nationalize seriously
weakened its electoral challenge.
In another slashing attack on the
Socialist Party and its leader Francois
Mitterrand, Marchais said .that once
again, "as has been the case each time
the struggle took a decisive turn, Fran-
cois Mitterrand surrenders."
"AT THE MOMENT shen a choice
must really be made, the Socialist Par-
ty runs from the battle and leans once
again'towards the old policy of collab-
oration with the high bourgeoisie,"
Marchais said.
The speech came only 24 hours after
President Carter met with Mitterrand,
pronounced him "beneficial" to Fran-
ce, and expressed concern over some
Socialist policies, including the
possibility of a new linkup with the
Both the French Communists and
hardline Gaullists have charged Carter
with "unacceptable interference" in
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Sunday, January 8. 1978
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domestic policies for meeting with their
leftist rivals.
HARD-LINE Gaullists were also an-
gered by Carter's refusal to pay the
traditional visit to the Paris City Hall.
The Paris mayor, Jacques Chirac, is a
Gaullist leader.
It was a busy weekend for French
politicians, 10 weeks before the French
elect all 490 members of their National
Assembly, the lower house of the Fren-
ch Parliament, for five-year terms.
Premier Raymond Barre announced
last night the broad outlines of the cen-
ter-right government's domestic plat-
form, promising not to raise taxes or
social security charges for two years
and to increase family benefits to en-
courage families to have three or more
children. He promised gradual im-
provements in basic wages and
working conditions.
THE NATIONAL Assembly is now
dominated by a coalition of Chirac's
Gaullists and President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing's Independent Republicans.
On another major national issue, the
Socialists have been debating whether
to support maintenance of France's in-
dependent nuclear force.
Marchais told the Communist confer-
ence the party could not settle for the 21
per cent of the vote that polls predict it
will get and must fight for 25 per cent in
the first round of voting March 12.
THAT WOULD enable the party "to
swing the balance in favor of a real
change" in French society, he said.
French political commentators
agreed Marchais was saying his party

would make no deals with the Socialists
for the March 19 run-off before the
results from the first round of voting
are in.
In France, if no candidate wins an
absolute majority in the first round, the
two top candidates normally have a
the runoffs, however, drawing votes
from the leaders. The horsetrading,
therefore, is over which candidates
stay in the race, and where those who
withdraw put their support.
American officials would say directly
only that Carter "expressed his con-
cern" over certain unspecified Socialist
But Carter's remark to journalists
that Mitterrand played" a "beneficial
role" in French politics was enough to
send the Paris stock exchange down 2.6
per cent, 10 weeks before National
Assembly elections.
American officials glossed over the
remark to some French journalists by
saying, "It's in the president's nature to
be friendly with people."

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