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Belgian officials find
body of l millionaire

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, April 11, 1978-Page 3
Student learns art
of sound recording
through work-study

ANTWERP, Belgium (UPI)-Police
yesterday identified a body found on a
garbage dump in the woods near An-
twerp as that of kidnapped millionaire
Baron Charles Bracht.
Officials said the 63-year-old baron
had been dead for some time. Bracht,
who controlled insurance and shipping
companies, was kidnapped March 7 and
his bloodstained car was found outside
his Antwerp office.
HIS BODY was found after a
floodlight search during the night in a
wooded swamp area at Oelegem, eight
miles east of Antwerp. Local residents
helped police searchers.
The search began following an
anonymous tip to the baron's family.
The body was found under a pile of gar-
bage and was taken to the Antwerp
morgue for an autopsy. .
There has been no indication whether,

the kidnapping was done for politics or
money, state prosecutor Julian Van
Hoeylandt said..
Bracht's son, Theo, 39, broadcast
radio and television appeals over the,
weekend for news of the baron, who had
widespread business interests in
,Belgium and abroad.
A ransom demand had never been of-
ficially confirmed, but was reported to
be over $1.6 million.
Bracht was the second rich Belgian
baron kidnapped this year. Baron
Edouard-Jean Empain, who heads a
Belgian-French conglomerate with
headquarters in Paris, was kidnapped
for ransom in the French capital Jan.
23. He was released March 26 after the
French police foiled an attempt by his
family to pay $8.6 million and captured-
one of the kidnappers.

A BELGIAN OFF'ICIAL points-to the spot in a garbage dump outside
where Baron Charles Bracht was found early yesterday morning. The
businessman was abducted on March 7. Authorities are now trying to de
the cause of his death.

(Continued from Page 1)
Theatre, the Power Center, Rackham
Auditorium and Hill Auditorium (which
has its own mini-studio).
Papineau prefers working at
locations such as Hill.
"RECORDING : with a studio
(already there) provides a better en-
vironment for sound, since there is
more control over the situation, besides
having better equipment available," he
Producing a recording very similar
to a live performance is complicatdd.
"The human ear can handle a more
dynamic range (of sound) than recor-
ding equipment," Papineau explained.
"The engineer has to find a level of
Antwerp signal where lows are loud enough, and
wealthy not so loud to cause distortion.
terminealthy He has to do some mixing into chan-
nels (sound separation), and tries to
AP Photo maintain the best ambiance and echo
IT MAY ALL SOUND confusing, but
to Papineau, the complexi.ty is
facinating - so facinating that itakes
priority over his school work.
"School doesn't mean all that much
L S to me," he said, "but the University has
a lot to offer. m only being a student to
support this job. It's one of the many
possibilities I had that I stumbled into,
got lucky, and really love now."
Papineau~, an LSA junior, said he is
going for a BGS degree "by default."
LIKE MOST JOBS, there are pros
and cons to the recording business.
While Papineau finds the creative
aspects - and dealing with music -
rewarding, his biggest grip is being
taken for'granted by performers.
"They don't give us a second
thought," he complained. "We're there.

We do it. We should go to at least one
rehearsal for a sound check, but
sometimes we don't have the time.
People also expect perfect sound
reproduction. People think sometimes
we messed up when they did," he ad-
"For a fairly important department'
we're not really appreciated. We're
treated like janitors - I don't want td
alienate anyone," he hastily adds. "I;
like janitors."
Among Papineau's favorite groups to
work with are the Amaiziri' Blues and
the jazz bands. "I'd like to do mord
(recording of then," he remarked.'
"The Philharmonic and the all campus
orchestra I don't much care for, and I
think the general quality of the Varsity
Band and Symphony Orchestra and
Band has declined from earlier days.
But they're just amateurs -students
learning and making mistakes."

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Killer-satellite ban in the wor

WASHINGTON (AP)-Taking two
major steps towards world arms con-
trol, the Carter administration yester-
day disclosed oncoming negotiations
with the Soviet Union to ban hunter-
killer satellites in space and to limit
sales of weapons throughout the world.
Announcing the talks, Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance told the American
Society of Newppaper Editors that
"arms control, pursued in a deliberate
and measured way, will contribute
significantly to reducing the prospect of
which parallel a renewed drive for a
U.S-Soviet treaty to limit offensive
nuclear weapons, follows a blistering
attack by Soviet President Leonid
Brezhnev, who suggested President
Carter was giving ground to hard-liners
at home.
The negotiations to curb a possible

arms race in space will be held next
month at a still-to-be-selected location,
U.S. officials said. At present, only the
Russians possess the capability to seek
out satellites in orbit and destroy them.
The arms sales talks announced by
Vance will be held later this spring.
They are a follow-up to unpublicized
preliminary exchanges last December
known in the U.S. bureaucracy as the
CAT talks, for conventional arms tran-
sfers. The f us was on limiting tran-
sfer of weapons to developing coun-
CARTER, WHO campaigned for the'
Whit House charging the Ford ad-
ministration with "Fueling regional
arms races," had proposed the
negotiations to the Soviet Union shortly
after coming into office.
So far, the Soviet Union has been-
reluctant to make any commitment to
limit arms sales. According to U.S. in-

telligence, the russians concluded $2.45
billion in military agreements with
less-developed countries in 1976 and ac-
tually delivered $2.19 billion worth of
military equipment.
"The United States, meanwhile,
delivered almost $4 billion worth of ar-
ms to under-developed counries in the
last year of the Ford administration.
BreHnev last Friday accused Carter
of stalling on a new strategic arms
limitation agreement for "political
reasons" and said the United States
was showing "indecision and incon-
sistency" to thwart a new treaty on
nuclear weapons.
Vance, in his speech, said any
nuclear weapons agreement would be
measured "against the yardstick of our
national security."
But he stressed the administration's
determination to meet the challene "of
bringing military competition under
sensible control."


No-fault workig says official

*LANSING (UPI) - Insurance Com-.
missioner Thomas Jones says
Michigan's no-fault auto insurance
system is working well and that its key
provisions appear to have solid public
However, Jones conceded Monday
that there is wide-spread dissatisfac-
tion with the auto insurance industry in
general and called for several changes
he said would make Michigan's system
simpler and more efficient.
the insurance Bureau released fin-
dings of a consumer survey conducted
in October an attitudes towards no-
fault, which replaces Michigan's tort
liability system in 1973.
Jones said that, if the old fault system
had remained in effect, Michigan
residents would be paying $70 million
more today for :auto insurance. Rate in-
creases were less than the national
average and are a result of inflation,
not no-fault itself, he said.
However, 54.8 per cent of the 800 per-
sons surveyed said they thought
Michigan has a poor auto insurance
system and only 17 per cent gave no-
fault an unqualified vote of approval.
JONES SAID THAT since survey
participants approved the basic
provisions of no-fault, the no-confidence
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vote was interpreted as showing
frustration over cancellations, non-
renewals, rating inequities and related
difficulties with car insurance.
"These are problems that have
nothing to do with no-fault itself," he
said, "but are the result of basic
inadequacies in the whole personal in-
surance system."
Jones said 62 per cent of people sur-
veyed believed that full medical
payments should be paid to all accident
victims regardless oK fault and 79 per
cent said the right to sue for nonper-
manent injuries should be limited -
both bulwarks of Michigan's no-fault
JONES CALLED FOR the passage of
legislation to:
s Require insurance companies to
coordinate auto and health insurance so
that claims would be filed only once - a
provision he said would save $60 million
a year.

S.. Simplify collisioncoverage options
to make them easily understandable,
provide minimum standards for deduc-
tibles, and guarantee that a driver's in-
surance will not be cancelled, non-
renewed or increased in price because
of a not-at-fault accident.
Jones said statistics show claims are
being paid more promptly and at higher
levels while the number of auto
negligence suits had dropped 31 per
cent under no-fault.
Insurance rates in Michigan have
gone up about 14.5 per cent annually
since 1974, Jones said. That is
somewhat less than the national
average and comparable to other in-
dustrial states, whether or not they
have no-fault, he said.

The election statement of
Rackham Independent candi
date Phillip Merdinger was
erroneously attributed to an-
other in the MSA Election ad-
vertisement on page five of
the Sunday, April 9, issue of
The Michigan Daily. Mr. Mer-
dinger's statement follows in
"My past experience on MSA has given me the chance to become
familiar with the issues currently confronting MSA.
"I am currently the Rockham representative to VISA. I also serve
on Rockham Student Government and am familiar with issues facing
graduate students. Other positions I currently hold are: Chairman,
Student Insurance Committee; Administrative Director, Student Or-
ganizations Board; and Director of Media Relations, MSA.
"My record shows that I can work effectively for student interests.
Your support will allow me to continue this work."

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