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Vote looms on
Deer sends wolverine to showers
By KEITH RICHBURG "Deer" on the front and a little white the House."
Bowl game, where tail on back." Football coach Bo Schembechler only
I'sthebattlingTRoasowUlS.a me eet "Until such time as the Michigan laughed.
the batting Troans of U.S.football team and basketball team start Another wolverine purist is Louie
Dheer.h nwearing white deer tails," Cates says, Roumanis, manager of the Wolverine
D hite-tailed deer9??We're going to stick with the wolver- Den restaurant -- and he isn't about to
CALL IT ABSURD if you will, but the =e. change the name of that traditional Ann
Michigan House voted Tuesday to make AND YOU WOULD think that it might Arbor eating spot.
the white-tailed deer the official state make Texas A&M rest just a little easier
animal. In fact, all that's needed now is to know that it's not the mighty "I'D RATHER have the wolverine;"
approval by the Senate to send the wily wolverines but merely the white-tailed Louie says, when pressed for a personal
wolverine to the showers in favor of the deer that they'll be going against on the preference.,"I've never seen one, but I'd
wrolverine ton thgridiron this Saturday. No such luck for rather have the wolverine."
And as you might expect, local the Aggies, though, according to A&M It appears that most people would
wolvies don't think too highly of the athletic director Emory Bellard. rather have the wolverine.
switch. "We're not going to be playing a team "(The change) strikes me as coni-
"The fact of the matter is that as far called the 'White-Tailed Deer'," Bellard cal," says Harold Wilson, associate
- as we're concerned, the official state says. "They have several of them that executive director of the Alumni Asso-
animal is the wolverine," says Anse qualify as deer - they, run fast enough ciation. "U of M would never go for
Cates, manager of Follett's bookstore - but they'll/always be the Wolver- that."
Oh/ mres aiusWIvrn pr- ines."
hiaWolverine par- Athletic director Hugh Heiman . of SOPHOMORE Bill Wolfson, who
"NOTHING AGAINST the white- arch-rival Ohio State shares similar works summers as a tour guide for the
tailed deer," says Cates. "It's a nice sentiments. "You'll forever in our eyes Detroit Zoo, sees some logic in the
enough animal. But I think around here be the Wolverines," he says. switch to the white-tail, but prefers the
the wolverine will always be number WE'LL ALSO BE the Wolverines wolverie.
one."'1 forever in the eyes of Athletic Director "Four wolverines can easily attack
Cates says that in the unlikely event Donald Canham. Canham insists and kill a large bear ten times their
that Michigan sports teams take to the there'll be no name-change for the weight," he says knowledgeably.
new label, he'd probably get in on the maize and blue, and attributes the "Just like we're going to kill Ohio
act. "The T-shirts will probably have white-tailed deer's rise to "some nut in State!"
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.earns frosh fame
* 'By R. J. SMITH White House to meet the nations
Consider the paperboy Most like- number one newspaperhreader-n'
nt " :.r ly, he's the all-American lad, 12 or 13 President Carter. Next month, May-
n- at the most, who plays outfield in the ben and his family will meet the
"ee Little League and squirrels away President, at which time Mayben will
comic books and baseball cards be presented with a' trophy and a
is underhis bed. Those who once $2,000 savings bond - the biggest tip
or engaged in the time-honored tradi- he's ever pocketed.
id tion of paper delivery remember it as Mayben's unemployed now. Last
a .a small time venture - coming home summer, he swapped his cloth car-
a from school, grabbing a snack and rier's bag for a backpack. But the
then whipping the bicycle out of the memories of his five-year career as a
r- garage for the daily spin around the News paperboy are still lodged in his
n. neighborhood. Kidstuff. mind - as fresh as today's news-
se And then there's Hayward Mayben print.
or III. By the time the Residential
ed College freshperson had graduated "THE PAPERS were so heavy,"
or from University of Detroit High he recalled. "The Detroit News is so
- School, he had delivered over 25,000 thick - not as thick as the New York
re Sunday papers and a whopping Times, but heavy-enough. I'd carry.
123,009 daily editions, earning nearly them around in a shopping cart, but
or $3,000 as a carrier for- the Detroit they would always seem to fall out."
m- News- For the past two ,years, Mayben
SUCH journalistic heroics have delivered his newspapers in the State
.), Daily Photo by CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER earned Mayben the title of Detroit Fair Apartments, a complex near the
as Next month Hayward Mayben III will be in Washington, D.C., to shake the News "Carrier of the Year." More Michigan Fairgrounds in Detroit.
in- hand of President Carter and receive a $2,000 savings bond for being the importantly, he's also the nation's each day after high school, he'd pick
al most outstanding paperboy in the U.S. Mayben, who is also a recipient of a number one paperboy. up his papers and spend about an :
se four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship, is a freshman in the Residential And the nation honors number one hour delivering to subscribers along
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byehentgte UCESFU, ag.1
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressure
mounted yesterday for quick House-
Senate agreement on an abortion policy
before money runs out for government
social service agencies whose funds
depend on the outcome.
House and Senate conferees planned
to try to write a compromise some-
where between strict limits on federally
funded abortions, which have been
adopted by the House, and more liberal
ones endorsed by the Senate.
AT STAKE is a $60.2 billion appropri-
'ations bill for the Department of Lhbor
;and the Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare for fiscal year 1978.
Current funding for those agencies runs
out Friday, the end of fiscal year 1977.
A meeting among the conferees,
originally scheduled for yesterday
evening, was postponed until this after-
Before the postponement was an-
nounced, House Speaker Thomas
O'Neill expressed confidence that the
By KEITH RICHBURG
Veterans Administration (VA) hos-
pital officials are treating an admit-
tedly biased article about the trial of
Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez
as a factual, objective analysis,
according to the article's author,
The VA purchased 1,000 copies of
the Ann Arbor Observer article and
mailed them out, praising the piece
as "balanced, accurate, careful and
"WE'RE not presenting a balanced
viewpoint," insists author Donald
Hunt. "We're presenting the juror's
viewpoint. I think they (the VA
hospital officials) are misguided."
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conferees would reach an agreeme
yesterday or today despite several u
successful'attempts over the past thri
THE CURRENT House position
that the government should pay f
abortions through the Medica
program for the poor only when
woman's life would be jeopardized by
Medicaid paid for about 300,000 abo
tions last year at -a cost of $50 millio
The Senate position, which the Hou
rejected Tuesday, is that the po
should bq eligible for federally funds
abortions in cases of rape, incest
where medically necessary.
OBJECTIONS to this proposal a
based on its "vagueness," which opp
nents say would permit payments f
abortions under almost any circur
Sen. 'Warren Magnuson, (D-Wash
who heads the Senate conferees, h
said that the senators will drop theiri
sistence on the controversial "medic.
ly necessary" phrasing if the Hou
members are willing to include e
emptions for specific life-threateni
diseases. Among these are multip
sclerosis and renal or kidney disea
because they could seriously deform
debilitate a fetus.
The abortion issue is the last rema
ing obstacle to passage of the Labo;
HEW bill. The conferees have be
working on the bill since July.
CURRENT RESTRICTIONS on go
ernment-funded abortions match t
restrictions in the House proposal b
cause that same language was writt
into law last year. Its impact expir
Friday along with the fiscal 1977 fu
The House revived the debate on t
subject in June by adopting a total bi
on government funding for abortion
The Senate refused to go that far at
agreed to the "medically necessary
The House then modified its stand
permit abortions where a woman's li
was threatened. But the Senate stu
by its own proposal.
The conferees met on Sept. 12 wh(
the senators requested that the ft
House be given a chance to vote on t)
Senate proposal. The House confere
declined and the Senate membe
walked out, refusing to return un
their request was granted.
U panel monitors DNA studies
By PATTY MONTEMURRi'
A year ago, a nine-member group of
faculty scientists and community
representatives were entrusted by the
Regents with the task of certifying the
safety of recombinant DNA research
experiments and facilities on campus.
In the course of thirty-three two-hour
meetings since then, the Biological
Research Review Committee-better
known as Committee C-has approved
five recombinant DNA projects and
monitored the renovation of two
specially-designed DNA labs.
COMMITTEE C members are
''neither pro or con" on the merits of
DNA research, says Francis Payne,
committee chairman and a professor of
Nearly two years ago, the University
community was embroiled in a debate
over the controversial research, a
laboratoryprocess that transplants
tiny DNA strands, the building blocks of
heredity, from higher complex
organisms to a simple host cell for
replication and observation.'
Committee C's duties place it bet-
ween the investigator, the University
professor who wants to pioneer new
DNA research, and those who two years
ago questioned the political and ethical
implications of tampering with DNA.
Today, those doubters are concerned
that research guidelines, designed by
the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
and beefed-up and enforced here on the
campus level by Committee C, may not
insure the community's safety in case
of harmful contamination from mutant
molecules created in a DNA lab.
AT -YESTERDAY'S 'presentation of
Committee C's first annual report to top
University administrators, Ann Arbor
Ecology Center representatives, Karen
Bottomley and Paul Shrodt, stressed
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Medium risk DNA
labs nearl ready
By PATTY MONTEMURRI completion last spring, were partial-
ly funded by a $235,000 grant from the
It's only a matter of days or weeks National Cancer Institute. Features
before two renovated University incorporated into the labs include
laboratories are certified as safe for special air ventilation and filtering
"moderate risk" or "P3" level systems, special safety cabinets, and
recombinant DNA research, Com- an air exhaust system that prevents
mittee chairman Francis Payne said the "P3" lab air from mixing with
at the watchdog committee's first any other building air.
annual report presentation yester- Before Committee C can authorize
day. the labs as safe for recombinant DNA
Located in Medical Science II and research, it must certify the effec-
on the fourth floor of the Natural tiveness of the labs' "laminar flow
Sciences building,, the two labs will hoods". The hoods are bartially
satisfy federal guidelines for recom- glassed-in work tables with a contin-
binant DNA research. uous flow of air circulating to protect
THE LABS, initially scheduled for See DNA, Page 2
Huron Towers too
By MARTHA RETALLICK
To some, the party at the big white
house on South University offered a
brief but welcome respite from the
books. To others, it presented a
tempting array of punches and
cookies as a change of pace from
standard dormitory fare.
Before it was all over, University
By RICHARD BERKE
While acknowledging the need for
increased student housing, acting
University Housing Director Robert
Hughes has recommended that the
financially troubled Huron Towers
apartments not be purchased by the
Hughes said the 360-unit complex,
would need about $5 million worth of
repairs and other changes to make it
suitable for 700 students - too high a
price tag for the University.
WITH THOSE expenses, Hughes
said the University could only afford
to- pay about $1 million for the
complex at 2200 Fuller Rd., near
provide additional student
including breaking groundc
HE SAID that while pu
Huron Towers would cost3
building a new dormitory, it
an unwise move for the Unit
the long run.
"In terms of more cost ef
we'd have more of ,an opl
with new construction," Hug
He explained that, since
project would be designed
dents, unnecessary frills a
would be eliminated.
If the University wante
Towers, it would have one of
costly for 'U'
housing, retirement villa.
on a new The Michigan Education Home
Association, most recent owner of the
irchasing twin 12-story buildings, had also
less than intended to provide a residence for
would be retired teachers. But only a few
versity in retired teachers still occupy Huron
Towers. University faculty and stu-
fficiency, dents now fill the complex.
portunity Doug Steinberg, president of the
;hes said. University Housing Council (UHC)
a new said he agrees with Hughes in that he
for stu- would rather see money spent on new
nd costs construction than on existing hous-
d Huron BUT STEINBERG emphasized the
f the first growing need for more student
Befor it as al ovr, Uiverity Ni-'' _