The Michigan Daily-Friday, Octofer 7, 1977-Page 3
Air bag law likely; deadline nears
tF1USEE fEw '5 AJPEN CAl. lrDAMtY
Take your PIC
The University now offers students a pick of PIC's. What's a PIC, you
ask? Why, it's brand new, and it means Publications Information Cen-
ter. The Office of Orientation and the Office of Student Services have
established seven PIC centers in various convenient places all over
campus, where you can retrieve information on the University's I
schools and colleges, libraries, offices, media, community and
cultural sources. You won't have to trudge half-way across campus to
find a catalog or bulletin any more. All of the publications will be '
housed in a series of binder notebooks and a bulletin box. Each PIC
also has a User's Manual that will help students locate whatever in-
formation their heart desires. The new centers are located on the first
floor of the Union, at the Office of Orientation, Bursley, Markley and
Graduate libraries, the UGLI, and the Rackham Information Desk.
Just like wild hickory nuts
Get out th milk and sugar and get ready to chow out on hickory
bark-Euell Gibbons rides again. Although natural foods guru Gib-
bons died in 1975, a successor has emerged who will put us all on the
path to natural eating again. Gordon Tucker, now a 20-year-old
student at the University of Washington, is finishing Gibbon's last
book-"A Forager's Handbook: The Edible Plants of the U.S. and
Canada." Tucker and Gibbons met at a forager's convention in Sep-
tember 1974 where Tucker cooked up a batch of Mountain Ash jelly
and the duo foraged for paw-paws, (which taste like bananas.).
Following the naturalist's death, Tucker inherited Gibbon's collection
on natural history as well as an offer to finish the author's last book.
The handbook of nearly 400 articles is expected to appear next fall.
Anybody for a little wild asparagus stew?
Love among the ruins
Doyah Binti Dan,40, and her 117-year old lover, Lebai Omar Bin
Datuk Panglima, have finally decided to get married. The Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia pair have been arrested four times now for living
together out of wedlock in violation of Islamic law. This last time was
a doozy. Labair Omar, admittedly no youngster, cycled 27 miles to the
prison where his lady-friend was incarcerated to pay an $80 fine. He
mortgaged some of his property and threw some savings together to
meet the penalty. The couple, both Moslems, met three years ago
while working on a sugar plantation and began living together. Lebai
Omar had been married 17 times and divorced all of his wives, but
Doyah still had a husband so they could not marry. Two years ago they
paid fines of $264 each for living together, and last year the two were
jailed for a month for the same offense. After a third arrest in August
andthe latest incident, Lebai Omar finally told a court that Doyah had
at last divorced her husband and the lovers would soon rejoice in
. nd an old p or two at the First BaptisL Church Rummage,
Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 502 E. Huron St.. . ..at non enjoy soups and
sandwich While liste ing to Len. Sott'speak on "The Church and
fldnfosexuality," lt Guild House, 802 Monroe St...'. trip ovei' to see
the film "Light Fantastick" at 12:10 in Schorling Aud., School of
Ed.... later, at2, check out the Minority Student Services open house
in the Pendleton Arts room of the Union, and enjoy refreshments and
entertainment... talpe a canoe trip with people from the International
Center. Meet in their lounge at 603 E. Madison St., at 4 ... or instead
of going there, you might try a panel discussion on "Terrorism and
Repression in W. Germany," presented by the History Dept. GSA at 4
in the 3rd floor Haven Hall faculty lounge.. hear the author of Diet
For A Snall Planet, Frances Moore Lappe at the First Presbyterian
Church, 1432 Washtenaw, at 7 ... or if you prefer something more
musical in nature, the School of Music Symphony Orchestra will per-
form works of Beethoven, Wagner and Strauss for free as part of their
"Oktoberfest" in Hill Aud. at 8 ... the Folklore Society sponsors
square and contra dancing at 8 in the Xanadu Co-op basement,1811
Washtenaw, with live string bands and refreshments... also at 8,
Tamil Sangam of Michigan presents "India's greatest singer," M. S.
Subbulakshmi and accompanying Indian musicians at Stout Junior
High, 18500 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. There is an admission
charge ... or for something cheaper and closer to home, you can
always try dancing with the University Folk Dance Club from 8-12 in
the League ... or for a different flavor, International Folk dancing
meets at Burns Park School at 8p.m. Enjoy, Enjoy!
On the Outside.. ..
... sunny, sunny, sunny-until night-time when the darkness will
roll in bringing clouds with it. Today's high will be 58, the low, 41.
Tomorrow we have nothing slated but rain, with temperatures in the
WASHINGTON (AP) - The possi-
bility of air bags or other "passive
restraint" devices' becoming stand-
ard equipment in cars became more
likely yesterday due to inaction by a
Congress has until Oct. 14 to
overrule Transportation Secretary
Brock Adams' proposal to require
the devices in some 1982 models and
all models by 1984.
THE HOUSE Commerce Commit-
tee had been scheduled to vote on a
resolution to overrule Adams but the.
committee did not obtain a quorum
and could not act.
The committee is not scheduled to
meet again until Oct. 12: Even if it did
vote out a resolution then, it would
have to go to the House Rules
Committee to get clearance for floor
One congressional source said,
"it's virtually impossible" for the
resolution to come to a House vote
before the deadline.
MEANWHILE, the Senate Com-
merce Committee voted 9 to 7 to
recommend that Adams' position be
upheld by the full Senate. The full
Senate may act on the resolution as
soon as Monday.
If both houses do not vote to
overrule Adams before the deadline,
his proposal will become law. The
Adams proposal is to require a
"passive" restraint that works with-
out the motorists having to activate
The proposal would require either
air bags or automatic safety belts
that hold a motorist in place without
making him buckle up.
ADAMS has said his proposed
requirement would save 9,000 lives
per year and would hold down
automobile insurance rates.
He testified at a House hearing that
the Transportation Department be-
gan considering the air bag issue in
1969. "After eight years, I think it's
time to lay this issue to rest," he said.
Sen. Wendell Ford, (D-Ky.), who
z agrees with the Adams position, said,
"Passive restraints are three times
as effective in preventing loss of life
than the current system." '
Ford said this is because fewer
than 20 per cent of American
motorists bother to buckle their heat
Ford, chairman of a Senate sub-
committee that held hearings on the
air bag issue, said, "The Departxzent
of Transportation nas done more
testing on passive restraints than any
other automobile safety standardl."
The auto industry disputes 'this
position and has called for delaying
any passive restraint requirement
until more tests are conducted.
Spanish poet surprise
choice for Nobel Prize
338 S. State Street
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -
The Swedish Academy of Letters
yesterday awarded the 1977 Nobel
Prize for Literature to Spaniard
Vicente Aleixandre, a sickly recluse
cited for a half-century of haunting,
surrealistic poetry that "illuminates
man's condition in the cosmos."
The academy's choice 'of Aleix-
andre came as a surprise because he
is relatively unknown outside his
homeland, though his work has been
translated into English, German,
French and other languages.
IN WINNING the prize, the Span-
iard bettered such noted authors as
Britain's Doris Lessing, West Ger-
many's Guenther Grass, Turkey's
Yasar Kemal and Colombia's Gab-
riel Garcia Marquez, all of whom had
been mentioned prominently as
Academy Secretary Lars Gyllen-
sten admitted that Aleixandre "is not
much known in our parts."
AMERICAN writer Kurt Vonnegut
Jr. may have summed up much of
the reaction, saying in Finland,
"Who is he? I'n totally ignorant
But, Gyllensten said, "The purpose
of the Nobel Prize is not to declare
the current literary champion of the
worldi That would be an impossible
"I believe time has been working
for him and his outlook should attract
modern man, the way he sees man's
place in the world as a whole, and his
opposition against violence and op-
pression," he said..
Aleixandre himself, who will re-
ceive a $145,000 cash award, was
modest, saying at his Madrid home
the award was a "surprise."
If you intend to graduate this term with either a
master's degree or' an intermediate degree.
awarded by the R"ckham Gradate School. you
must submit a Diploma Application to the Records
Office, Room 1014 Rackham Graduate School, no
later than Friday. October 7, 1"77 in order to be
placed do the December degree list.
Diploma applications are available in the Rack-
hor Graduate School, Room 1014,oas well as in
your department of program office.
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retail activities. The successful candidate will be 19-26 years old and have
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