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April 13, 1978 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 13, 1978-Page 7

ARTS ARCADE ... a weekly



Off the wall
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A Picasso
watercolor valued at about $150,000 has
been stolen from the . Memorial Art
Gallery at the University of Rochester,
officials there said yesterday.
A gallery spokesman said the pain-
ting, titled "Flowers in a Blue Vase,"
disappeared from the wall the gallery
auditorium Tuesday evening. The pain-
ting was donated to the gallery in1931.

plete two-volume Gutenberg Bible -
the first book printed by means of
movable type.
"I thought it was a very reasonable
price,'' says Martin Breslauer, the New
York City book dealer who bid $2
million for the books. "I thought it
would go much higher."
Breslauer put in the bid Friday in an
auction at Christie's on behalf of the
General Theological Seminary of
Baden-Wuerttemberg, which had
owned the leather-bound books printed

highest price ever paid for a book. The
bible is one of six known complete
Gutenberg bibles in the United States
and 21 in the world.
Pirates sunk
CINCINNATI - Tammy Wynette
and Johnny Cash have won another
court case against record "bootlegers."
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on
Friday not only upheld the country
singers' previous court victory over
MVC Distributing Corp., but also held
MVC official Donald Merry personally
liable in the case. A lower court earlier
had refused to hold Merry liable.
Cash and Wynette, along with A&M
Records and CBS, Inc., were awarded
$120,000 in damages and MVC was or-
dered not to duplicate and distribute
"pirated" recordings - reproductions
of original records marketed under a
different label.
The court said MVC had sold more
than 174,000 duplicates of 123 albums of
Cash, Wynette and other performers
such as Bob Dylan, Carole King, Paul
Simon, Barbra Streisand and the group
Helter Skelter
leads to helter skelter.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. - The North
Clackamas School Board has agreed to
a $4,500 settlement in the case of a 12-
year-old student who claimed
psychological damage from a course
that included the showing of the
television movie "Helter Skelter."
John Tujo, attorney for the unnamed
student, said the girl's parents conten-
ded the school district was guilty of
negligence of malpractice in the man-
ner in which the course on death and
dying was conducted.
Tujo,said the girl received treatment
from a psychiatrist after she became
obsessed with dying and constantly
worried about it after seeing several
movies about' people dying. He said one
film was "Helter Skelter" about the
Manson murders.
Superintendent Donald Charles said
the school board agreed to the payment
on the advice of the district's attorney.

He said the main reason for the set-
tlement was the wish to avoid publicity
that might surround a lawsuit
threatened by the parents.
Nazis remembered
CHICAGO - An upcoming four-night
television dramatization of the per-
secution of Jews in Nazi Germany has
become the focal point of a nationwide
Holocaust remembrance. Seminars,
services and youth-counseling sessions
are planned at Jewish community cen-
ters, churches and schools throughout
the country before and after the
The NBC "docu-drama" is a fic-
tionalized account of the systematic
Nazi destruction of 6 million European
Jews before and during World War II
and focuses on two families, one Jewish
and one Nazi. The series will be shown
on four consecutive nights beginning
April 16 at 8p.m. EST.
Schools in Illinois, Florida, Pen-
nsylvania, Louisiana and Minnesota
are distributing information on the
Holocaust. The mayor of Hartford,
Conn., has designated the week of the
telecasts as "Holocaust Remembered
Week." And Sen. Edward W. Brooke,
D-Mass., is to take part in a Holocaust
convocation with Catholic, Protestant
and Jewish clergymen .at Boston's
Faneuil Hall on April 16.

Decor stops traffic
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - In this
mecca of millionaires and movie stars,
where many homes truly are castles,
an Arabian sheik's recent purchase of
his dream palace is becoming a night-
mare for his neighbors.'
"It's a dirty Disneyland," complains
one resident who has watched in
astonishment as the young sheik's
workers painted Romanesque statues
black and bright red in anatomically
strategic places. But that's not all.
The bizarre renovation of the stately
$2.4 million, 60-year-old mansion has
been causing traffic jams on heavily
traveled Sunset Boulevard and com-
plaints to the City Council.
The decor of 22-year-old Sheik
Mohammad S. A. al-Faissi's new house
underscores a trend: the Arabs are
coming. In the past year, millionaires
from the Middle East - mainly from
Iran - have purchased homes as well
as some of the most valuable commer-
cial property on exclusive Rodeo Drive.
"With our devalued dollar, it's a good
investment for them," says John F.
Glick, vice president of the Beverly
Hills Chamber of Commerce. Recently,
he said, a real estate survey showed,
that 26 percent of the homes in ex-
clusive Trousdale Estates had been
bought by the Middle Eastern rich.

Meanwhile, back at al-Fassi's house;
cars screech to a halt at the sight of
giant urng filled with orange, red, blue
and yellow plastic flowers in a land
where the real things grow on trees..
The 58-room mansion, once an under-
stated white stucco, has been painted
bright green on the outside with redl and
orange walls within.
Those who have been inside say the
walls are emblazoned with murals-
some of nude women, some religious
scenes and one desert scene with :a
camel. Outside, sunbursts of gold have
been painted above each window, and
purple drapes are visible from the,
The Arts Arcade was compiled by,
arts staffer Mark Johansson ,frn
the A P and UPI wires.'

r Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 7-9
Sat., Sun., Wed.,1-3-5-7-9
Winner of
Best Supporting

Kerry Comerford, technical director of the new Israel Horowitz play
"Mackerel," coaxes his one-ton replica of the object of the play through its en-
try scene. The finny creature, built of wood, foam, and rubber, was recently
wheeled through the streets of Washington's Capitol Hill area to the Folger

With good behavior.. .
LOS ANGELES - Evel Knievel
walked out of jail early yesterday into a
tangle of financial and legal problems.
But his publicist says things will be
jumping again soon for the daredevil
Dressed in a gray sport suit, the self-
styled "professional life-risker" step-
ped into a late model sedan reportedly
containing his wife and was driven
Knievel, 38, served a little less than
five months of a six-month jail term
imposed after he pleaded guilty to
assaulting television executive Sheldon
Saltman with a baseball bat.
Knievel said he assaulted Saltman
because of allegedly libelous material
contained in a book Saltman wrote after
working as a promoter on Knievel's un-
successful rocket-cycle leap over the
Snake River Gorge in Idaho..
"I feel that the majority of society
have understood the reasons for my ac-
tion," Knievel said. He contended his
incarceration would not serve "as a
deterrent to others."
'Knievel's early release was due to his
good behavior, said Sheriff's Lt. Joseph
Publicist Stan Rosenfield said one of
the first problems Knievel will have to
face is a civil suit filed by Saltman for
an undisclosed sum. Rosenfield noted,
however,'that Knievel has filed a $210
million libel suit against Saltman and
his publishers.
Divine dead

'n Latin by German printer Johann
Gutenberg abolut 540 years ago.
Fending off further questions,
Breslauer said hehopes to resell the
books at a profit.
The seminary copy contains history's
first known printer's error. Gutenberg
and his associates printed one page
Bidding at the auction opened at
$500,000 and within 10 seconds, it had
readhed $1 million. It hit the $2 million
sale price 20 seconds later.
The $2 million price tag was the

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A I ~ ~ hn~ ijfA~ tsAt ANG LLHALL
The Ann Arbor Film Co-Operative prHURSDAANP L1
(Francis Truffaut, 1973) 7 & 9-AUD. A
Truffaut's love poem to the cinema, and the film he was born to make, The
warmth, humor, and elusiveness of film (and life) is- explored as a
director (played by Truffaut) sets out to make a film amid endless bitter-
sweet complications. Winner--Academy Award, Best Foreign Film; National
Society of Film Critics, Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress;
New York Film Critics, Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress;
French Film Critics Association, Best Film (Prix-Melies). Jacqueline Bisset,
Jean-\Pierre Leaud, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese.

If you have Used Books
STU DENTSto Sell - Read This!

paid $1j

YORK - A book dealer has
million a volume for the com-

As the Semester end approaches-bringing-with it a period of heavy book selling by students-
ULRICH'S would like to review with you their BUY-BACK POLICY.
Used books fall into several categories, each of which-because of the law of supply and
demand-has its own price tag. Let's explore these various categories for your guidance.
A textbook of current copyright-used on our campus-and which the Teaching Department
involved, has approved for re-use in upcoming, semesters-has the highest market value.,If
ULRICH'S needs copies of this book we will offer a minimum of 50% off the list price for copies
in good physical condition. When we have sufficient stock of a title for the coming semester,
ULRICH'S will offer a "WHOLESALE PRICE" which will beexplained later in this article. (THIS
Paperbacks are classified in two groups: A. Text Paperbacks; B. Trade Paperbacks
A. Text Paperbacks will be purchased from you as Class I books above.
B. Trade Paperbacks would draw an approximate offer of 25% of the list price when in excel-
lent condition.
Some of the above Class I or Class II books will be offered which have torn bindings, loose
pages, large amounts of highlighting and underlining, or other physical defects. These will be
priced down according to the estimated cost of repair or saleability.




Each semester various professors decide to change text for a given course. These decisions on
change of textbooks are made in echelons of THINKING AND AUTHORITY far above the level
of your local book retailers, AND ULRICH'S HAS NO PART IN THE DECISION. (Quite often we
shave MANY copies of the old title of which you have only ONE.)
However, ULRICH's does enter the picture by having connections with over 600 other book-
stores throughout the country. We advertise these discontinued books and sell many of them
at schools where they are still being used. ULRICH'S does this as a service to you and pays you
the BEST POSSIBLE price when you sell them to us with your currently used books.
Authors and publishers frequently bring out new editions. When we "get caught" with an old
edition, let's accept the fact that it has no value on the wholesale market, and put it on the
shelf as a reference book or sell it cheap for a bargain reference book.
You will find that you come out best in the long run when you sell ALL your books
to UL ICH'S.

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You've heard Karla Bonoff's songs before. "Lose Again:'
"Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,' and "if He's Ever Near"
highlighted Linda Ronstadt's last album, "Hasten Down
the Wind' "Home" closes Bonnie Raitt's newest album.
These four songs, along with six previously unre-
corded compositions, appear on her first Columbia
album, "Karla Bonoff'

Karla Bonoff
Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
Home/Lose Again/Icant Hold On
Isn't It Always Love


Crawdaddy raved, "Her songs have the timeless


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