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A Daily Sports Analysis

The 1978 Rose Bowl was to end all the talk about
jinxes, choking, and Michigan's inability to win a
bowl game. No more would Bo Schembechler have to
worry about that elusive final victory of the year, an
inability which severely hampered his coaching
status in the eyes of his critics.
The Washington Huskies, entering the game with
a meager 7-4 record surely lacked sufficient man-
power to down Michigan's highly lauded machine.
BY GAME'S END, however, the Wolverines left
the field as Rose Bowl losers, an all-to-familiar sight
during the past decade.
Once again Bo must probe all aspects of the
philosophy which has made him one of the winningest
coaches in college football - but has also ended in
failure at the end of almost every season.
To recite the painful facts one more time, Bo's
record in final season games stands at 0-9-1, including

an 0-5 mark in postseason bowl games. The Wolver-
ines have fallen to the likes of relatively weak Stan-
ford and Washington teams as well as clearly
superior squads like Oklahoma and USC.
THESE ARE THE plain facts, and the most
diehard Michigan fans can't ignore them. Obviously,
something must be wrong when a team can show
such prowess during the regular season year after
year, yet fall flat on its face during the bowl games.
It can be argued that each game must be con-
sidered separately, that different circumstances
have befallen the Wolverines each time, and to
generalize about any overall problems would be
Indeed, each game is completely different from
the others, but there are some constant factors in
each contest which must be taken into account.
IN EACH OF Schembechler's five bowl ap-
pearances, the team has not played to the potential it

lues take

has shown during the first eleven games. The
Wolverines have shown the ability to play over their
heads against Ohio State on many occasions, but this
has not been evident once on New Year's Day.
In addition, Michigan has played with pretty much
the same game plan in the bowl games that it em-
ploys during the previous eleven contests. The oppo-
sition, however, has shown some variety from its
regular season reportoire, with the exception of Okla-
homa in the 1976 Orange Bowl, who nevertheless
manhandled the hapless Wolverines.
Washington coach Don James, seeing that
Michigan was too powerful to play conservatively
against, used a somewhat more reckless game plan.
This time the recklessness paid off.
"I FELT BEFORE the game that Michigan was
the better team," James said afterwards. "We felt
that we had to gamble to win this football game, and
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VA nurses
move on
new trial
Filipina Narciso and Leonora Per-
?z await yet another decision as U.S.
,ttorney James Robinson in Detroit
ietermines whether or not to retry
them for poisoning patients at the
Xnn Arbor Veterans Administration
VA) hospital.
The women, both nurses at the
Fuller Road hospital, were tried and
convicted last summer of poisoning
.and conspiracy charges, only to have
the trial judge throw out the guilty
verdicts and order a new trial in light
of misconduct by the prosecution.
n granting a defense motion de-
manding a new trial, issued a lengthy
der December 19 in which he
ambasted government prosecutors
for "polluting the waters of justice,"
and accused the U.S. attorneys of
having "frustrated the ability of the
defense to prepare for trial effec-
Pratt was referring to the prosecu-
tor's practice of constantly altering
their witness lists and of deleting
relevant material from documents in
what the defense described as "a
cut-and-paste episode."
"The overwhelming prejudice to
the defendants arising from the
government's persistent misconduct
prevented the jurors from receiving
the case free from taint," Pratt said.
PRATT ALSO accused Assistant
U.S. Attorney Richard Yanko of
presenting "improper suggestions of
-ct and law to the jury" when the
. osecutor told them that if the
uefense had any information to prove
their innocence, they would have
presented it. Under the U.S. Criminal
code, defendants in a trial are not
required to prove their innocence,
the burden of proof being on the
Yanko was also chastised for his
controversial remarks in a Detroit
:Free Press interview when he de-
clared that he thought the nurses
were guilty regardless of the out-
come of the trial.
So far, the U.S. Attorney's office
has given no indication of whether
they will choose to retry the costly
and time-consuming case, Defense
Attorney Michael Moran said yester-
"And no one is looking forward to
going through it all again," he added.

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 6, 1978

12 Pages
Carter visits
D Day beach;
French cheer

Fingertip finesse Doily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Michigan's Alan Hardy (left) and Northwestern's Bill Pearson look on as Dave Baxter lets go with a fingertip shot during
last night's 80-65 victory over the Wildcats at Crisler Arena.
Crown back in Hung-ary

From Wire Service Reports
OMAHA B E A C H, Normandy,
France - President Carter, at times
close to tears, made an emotion-
filled pilgrimage yesterday to Oma-
ha Beach where U.S. forces invaded
Europe on D-Day - June 6, 1944 -
and pledged that Europe's freedom
will never be endangered again.
Carter received a tumultuous wel-
come from the French who remem-
ber American help in World Wars I
and II and above all, the D-Day
Allied invasion that was the first step
in freeing France from the Nazi
tyranny that engulfed it in 1940.
There was flagwaving and there
were cries of "Jimmee! Jimmee!"
"WE ARE PROUD of what we
have done together," he told French
President Valery Giscard d'Estaing
and a gathering of French and
Americans. "We are sure our friend-
ship shall be everlasting."
Carter, Giscard d'Estaing and
their wives gazed out over Omaha
Beach, where 2,000 Allied soldiers
were killed. Saluting it as "a site of
tragedy, of heroism," Carter de-
clared in the brief ceremony, "We
are determined with our allies that
Europe's freedom will never again
be in danger."
Giscard d'Estaing told the chilled
crowd: "All this France remembers.
She expresses her gratitude for all
those who fell for her freedom, to
their families and to all their
along the grass-covered cliff as the
steel-blue surf of the English Channel
rolled up the beach 130 feet below.
At the time of the invasion, Giscard
d'Estaing was a teen-age member of

the French resistance and Carter
was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval
It was a day of symbolism as the
two Presidents visited the American
cemetery of Normandy, where 9,386
soldiers are buried beneath row upon
row of white crosses and occasional
Jewish Stars of David. Carter was
the first American President to visit
the cemetery while in office.
LATER, THEY held private talks
on a train that carried them back to
See CARTER, Page 2
CIA used
drug tests
The Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) has informed University Pres-
ident Robben Fleming that it spon-
sored University research on chemi-
cals connected with brainwashing in
the early 1950s.
In a letter which Fleming received
in mid-December, CIA General
Counsel Anthony Lapham states that
the agency's research program,
under the name "Artichoke", in-
volved 'chemical and biological
agents.' A heavily censored copy of
minutes from an "Artichoke" confer-
ence dated March 5, 1953 was also
sent to the University.
THE MINUTES indicate that Uni-
See 'U', Page 2

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP)-The Holy Crown of St.
Stephen, Hungary's most revered symbol of nationhood,
was welcomed home last night after a three-decade exile
in the United States.
The crown and other medieval coronation relics, which
came into U.S. possession in 1945, were flown here on a
U.S. Air Force jet from Andrews Air Force Base in
Maryland. They were accompanied on the trip by a 25-
member U.S. delegation that included many Hungarian-
SECRETARY OF STATE Cyrus Vance is to break off
from President Carter's foreign tour in Paris to be here
for the official return ceremony today.
The relics, packed in a silvery crate, were lowered to
ground level in a catering truck and the Rakoczi March,
named for a national hero of the early 18th century, was
played as they were put in a special blue van flying the
Hungarian flag.
The plane was met by a Hungarian delegation led by
Janos Peter, vice president of the parliament. There were
no speeches by either side.

AN INVITED CROWD of 500 officials and elite workers
attended the airport ceremony. After the playing of the
American and Hungarian national anthems, the van was
driven to the parliament building where the royal regalia
will be kept overnight and where the official ceremony is
scheduled to take place.'
Many citizens here saw the crown's return as a symbol
of improved U.S.-Hungarian relations.
"President Carter was the first of them to listen to us,"
said a Budapest housewife. "He deserves a lot of credit for
"IT IS A VOTE of confidence by the United States in
today's Hungary," said another.
The government planned to celebrate the restoration of
the golden, bejeweled crown with a special winter lighting
of the Buda Heights over the Danube River, including the
castle where the 1,000-year-old relic, emblem of
Hungarian nationhood, was kept until 1944.
The crown and other items fell into American hands in
See ST. STEPHEN'S, Page 3


In the meantime

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Tenants issues to go

on ballot

To bring you up-to-date on what
we missed during finals and
Christmasdbreak, Daily staffers
Gregg Krupa, Mark Parrent, Julie
Rovner and Sue Warner have
compiled a news round-up for your
reading pleasure.
'U' Hospital
University Hospital has re-
ceived a one-year continuation of
its accreditation by the National
Joint Commission of Accredita-
tion of Hospitals (JCAH). In
previous years, the hospital has
been awarded the commission's
maximum two-year accreditation.
Hospital Director Jeptha Dal-
ston announced the JCAH decision
in mid-December.
"THIS YEAR'S evaluation by the
Commission reinforced concerns

and medical organizations. The
hospital is licensed by the Michi-
gan Public Health Department but
must be accredited by the JCAH to
be reimbursed for treatment of
Medicare patients.
"The one-year accreditation is a
product of the JCAH becoming a
little stricter because they are
under a lot of pressure from the
federal government," said How-
ard Peterson, assistant to the
Hospital Director of Operations,
yesterday. He added that 40 per
cent of the hospitals surveyed by
JCAH received the one-year ac-
ACCORDING to Peterson, a
"good number" of the commis-
sion's recommendations were in
'physical facility areas.' The
hospital's open wards, he said,
were criticized for lack of privacy,
and the building's long corridors
may present a fire hazard. The

The upcoming Ann Arbor City Coun-
cil campaign features the smallest field
of candidates in many years, but two
tenant-initiated housing ballot issues
shay perk up voter interest in the April 3
city election.
The outcome in the key First and
Fourth Ward races is expected to
determine which party controls City
Hall for the next year. Three incumben-
ts-Roger Bertoia (R-Third Wasrd),
Jamie Kenworthy (D-Fourth Ward)

before the Jan. 3 filing deadline.
The Coalition for Better Housing tur-
ned in over 6,000 signatures to place two
housing proposals on the April ballot.
One of the issues would outlaw unenfor-
cible or misleading clauses in leases.
The other proposal would require lan-
dlords to give' tenants a booklet on their
rights and duties.
Both proposals are in the form of city
charter amendments. If passed, they
could be repealed only by a vote of the

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