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I" Y1USEE OWS APP. CLZDALY
Parlez-vous FOR TRAN?
The whirling tapes ground to a halt and the speakers fell silent for
two hours yesterday morning at the language lab in the Modern
Languages Building when the all-important computer decided to take
some time off. The industrious crowd that shows up early every mor-
ning to listen to German Diktats and French dialogues was locked out
in the corridor while technicians struggled with the stubborn machine.
What happened? They were trying to "load the bootstrap" (whatever
* the hell that means), according to Lab Director Erwin Hanson. The
computer probably just wanted to be. asked nicely. In Russian.
"
Oops!
- An item in yesterday's Health Service Handbook column listed the
number of the appointments desk at the University School of Dentistry
incorrectly. The correct number is 764-1516. Enjoy yourself.
Happenings .. .
begin briskly at 10 a.m., if you're in a playful frame of mind.
The first tournament of the Michigan League of Academic Games will
be held at Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd. until noon ... things
are fairly quiet for the afternoon, but at 7:30 p.m. there will be a
meeting for advanced meditators in Anderson Rm. A of the Union...
then at 8 o'clock, the University Folklore Society will hold a country
dance session with live entertainment in the basement of Xanadu Co-
op, 1811 Washtenaw ... or you might wander over to the Ark, where
Michael Cooney will be playing and singing at 8:30 ... a women's dance
will be held at the same time at Canterbury House, 218 N. Division St.,
sponsored by the Lesbian Advocate Office. Refreshments and child
care will be furnished.
SSanta's little saboteur
The villagers of West Wylam, England, are opening their Christ-
mas presents this week - four years late. Hundreds of Christmas car-
ds, money orders, parcels and special delivery letters were dis-
covered in the bathroom and an outbuilding of village Postmistress
"Aunt Betty" Castle, who died last week at the age of 55. The mail
,should have been delivered in 1973. "I don't know why she did this, but
it wasn't for gain," said Betty's brother Alex, who found the un-
delivered mail. "None of the letters was opened." Well, Merry Christ-
mas, folks. Hope you don't mind moldy cookies.
Million-dollar maidenhead
This New Morality business ain't what it's cracked up to be, .it
seems. A Mount Clemens woman, Anna Ruffino, is suing her husband
Salvatore for $1 million because he allegedly told friends and relatives
that she was not a virgin when he married her. The suit, filed this week
in Macomb County Circuit Court, claims Salvatore made "scandalous,
malicious statements" about his wife that spread as far as her old
home in Santa Clara, Calif. and the family headquarters in Terracini,
Sicily, where she was born. Anna's lawyer says he has a letter from a
physician proving she was indeed a virgin, and claims her husband
accused her because he really didn't want to get married in the first
place. Apparently, this is a very serious business among Sicilians, for
whom deflowered women are fairly low on the social ladder. "She will
have a difficult time marrying again," said the attorney. One might
wonder whether Salvatore was a virgin, of course.
"

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 24, 1977-Page 3
Palestinians shell Israeli villages

TEL AVIV (AP) - After almost a
year of relative quiet, the shriek of in-'
coming rockets returned to northern Is-
rael this week as Palestinian gunners in
southern Lebanon turned their sights on
Israel's Galilee villages.
Russian-designed Katyusha rockets
fell on three Israeli towns within 48
hours, inflicting four minor injuries and
some light damage and forcingschool-'
children in Qiryat Shmonah to spend
yesterday morning in bomb shelters.
"PEOPLE ARE not going out much
today," a Qiryat Shmonah municipal
employe said in a telephone interview
after a dozen rockets fell in the border
town early yesterday. "When they do
go out, they don't stay out long."
The military command said Israeli
artillerymen fired into Lebanon to
silence the Katyusha batteries.
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman vis-
ited the town later yesterday and
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Saturday, September 24,1977
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praised the residents' fortitude under
the shelling. "The highest priority will
be given to guaranteeing the people's
well-being," the state radio quoted him
as saying.
THE PEOPLE of Qiryat Shmonah,
where two minor injuries were report-
ed, told one another of near-misses that
could have meant more serious casu-
alties. An Israeli journalist who visited
the town said one round landed just one
foot from a woman but did not explode,
and a 6-month-old baby was unscathed
even though his crib was showered with
glass splinters when a window shat-
tered.

The rocketing could be retaliation by
the Palestinian guerrillas for Israel's
support of right-wing Lebanese Chris-
tian militias trying to drive the Pales-
tinians and Moslem leftists from south-
ern Lebanon's border region.
The Israelis have acknowledged giv-
ing artillery and other tactical support
to the Christians but deny guerrillas'
allegations that they are fighting along-
side the Christians. The guerrillas
claimed yesterday they ambushed and
killed "many" Israeli soldiers just nor-
th of the border.
ON WEDNESDAY rockets struck in

the Israeli village of Safad, slightly in-
juring two persons and damaging
several houses and cars, and in Ramat
Almah, where no damage was report-
ed.
Safad is eight miles from the border
and Ramat Almah three miles from the
border, and Qiryat Shmonah nestles at
the base of a 2,000-foot-high escarpment
that forms the frontier.
The last apparently deliberate
rocketing of an Israeli town occurred
last Nov. 21, when a rocket crashes
down on Nahariya, on the Meditery
ranean coast.

AGE TO QUIT WOULD BE 70:

..,: *

House approves retir

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill that
could revolutionize American
retirement policy by abolishing 65 as
the magic age to quit working was over-
whelmingly approved by the House yes-
terday.
The legislation, which now goes to the
Senate, would ban mandatory
retirement at any age in the federal
government, while raising the man-
datory retirement age for most persons

Carter to visit Africa
in upcoming journey

employed in the private sector from 65
to70.
THE VOTE WAS 359 to 4.
A Senate committee has scheduled a
session next week to begin its work on,
the measure.
Thy bill would not force people to
keep working after age 65 but would re-
quire employers to give them the op-
tion. Workers still could begin collect-
ing their maximum Social Security
benefits at age 65 if they wanted to re-
tire then.
THE LEGISLATION would apply to
all private sector workers whose em-
ployer has 20 or more persons on the
payroll. That covers about 70 per cent
of the labor force.
These people are presently protected
against age discrimination in hiring,
job retention, pay and other work condi-
tions only to age 65. The new plan

ement bill1
knocks out that ceiling.
Backers of the bill also say it doesn't
change the current law that says I
company cannot force a worker to work
past the age of 65 in order to qualify fog
full retirement benefits.
AN AMENDMENT offered by Reps
Gladys Spellman,.(D-Md.), and adopt
ed by voice vote exempts foreign ser'
vice personnel and other various civi
service categories such as air traffic
controllers, firefighters and some law
enforcement personnel from the bill. It
also continues special CIA retirement
provisions.
She said most of the exempted posi'
tions are under "liberalized retirement
programs.''b
The legislation is expected to ease thd
financial pressure on the Social
Security system since at least somq
persons who would have been forced td
retire at 65 would be able to keep work!
ing.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter will embark on a 24,000-mile,
four-continent journey in late Novem-
ber that will make him the first Ameri-
can president to visit black Africa since
1943.
Carter will travel to South America,
Africa, Asia and Europe, visiting eight
countries in 11 days, White House offic-
ials announced yesterday.
IN GEOGRAPHICAL terms, it will
be the most diversified trip ever under-
taken by a U.S. President, bringing
Carter face to face with traditional al-
lies, new friends and onetime adversar-
ies.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the White House
for~eign policy assistant who announced
the marathon journey on Carter's be-
half, said the trip will underline the
President's commitment to the promo-
tion of "constructive change" in world
affairs.
Carter and his wife Rosalynn will
visit Venezuela; Brazel, Nigeria, India,
Iran, France, Poland and Belgium. The
trip will begin Nov. 22, the 14th anni-
versary of the assassination of Presi-
dent John Kennedy, and concludes Dec.
2.
WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary
Jody Powell said one reason for the trip
was to "take advantage of the im-
provement in our relations with the de-
veloping nations of Latin America and
Africa."
Asked if Carter might be trying to get
away from domestic problems, Powell

grinned and replied, "The trip was
planned before we knew we had quite so
many domestic problems."
Powell reported that Carter told him
last spring that he wanted to undertake
such a journey late this year or in 1978.
Franklin Roosevelt was the only
previous incumbent President to go to
black Africa. He visited Liberia in Jan-
uary 1943 during a trip that featured a
World War II strategy conference in
Casablanca, North Africa, with British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

On the outside
Well, the Wolverines will have to play it by ear today as far as the
weather's concerned. It's apparently going to be uncooperative and
cloudy, with a 70 per cent chance of rain showers off and on throughout

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the day. Highs will be around 70, lows tonight around 60°. The winds
should be switching to the south, and ... here's the good news ... we
may see some sunshine by Monday.
Leaders discuss SALT

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter took a personal hand in U.S.-
Soviet Arms Limitation Talks yester-
day as he met for three hours with
Soviet Foreign Minister Andreit Gro-
myko at the White House.
The meeting occurred just 10 days be-
fore the expiration of the initial SALT
agreement and State Department
spokesman Hodding Carter confirmed
that the accord will not be extended.
"NO AGREEMENT limiting strateg-
ic offensive arms will be in force after
Oct. 3," the spokesman said.
But Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
said in a letter to Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee Chairman John
Sparkman, (D-Ala.), that the United
states will continue to honor the terms
of SALT I if the Soviets exercise similar
restraint.
-Spokesman Carter said any formal
* P90 ...

statement issued by the United States
concerning SALT I "will be non-binding
and non-obligatory."
HE SAID the United States wants to
avoid a formal extension of the agree-
ment in order to keep pressure on the
Soviet Union to negotiate a new and
more ambitious arms limitation agree-
ment.
Gromyko, breaking with his usual
manner, spoke with reporters as he left
the White House.
When a reporter pointed out that the
formal agreement expires in eight
days, he commented, "I have to have
some secrets up my sleeve."

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