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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 8, 1977-Page 3
SEPTEMBER FIGURES FALL:

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Some like it hot
Now we've heardeverything. Is there nothing sacred? It used to be
that "hbt" property was sold by those old duffers in those back alley
pawn shops, where shifty-eyed customers handed over those dirty,
crumpled dollar bills, drew their coats over their heads,hunched over
and sidled off with ... de merchandise. Ah, but no longer. Today at 10
a.m. you can stop shifting your eyes and straighten up your act by
buying stolen property right out in the open, right out from under the
noses of your friendly Ann Arbor cop. In fact, those guardians of life,
limb and property (sometimes) will actually be coaxing you to buy'a
few items-they will be auctioning off 72 unclaimed stolen bicycles, a
few cameras, jewelry, a guitar, and about a hundred other items. And
what will the dough be used for? Maybe to hire a couple meter maids
to give you a few more tickets? Thank God, nope-the proceeds will
buy Ann Arborites more bike paths. How about that? The bidding will
begin at 10 and probably last through lunchtime. The goods, though,
will be open for viewing at 9. Gee whiz, the Kiwanis sale has some
pretty tough competition. There's nothing like going legally illegal, is
there?
Of Rodents and Men
The police, though, do more than just pawn off stolen property.
Down in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., officer Steve Briggs engaged in a bout
with a suspect in a housewife's bathroom. priggs lost the first round
when he emerged from the struggle with a broken front tooth and a
broken nightstick as well. Rats, he thought. But calling in some help,
Briggs managed to come out of the fight a victor-the grey rat was
defeated. Will the dangers and travails for our men in blue never end?
Butts makes the big time
University Director of Financial Aid Thomas Butts has been named
president-elect for 1977-78 of the National Association of Student
Financial Aid-Administrators. Eastern Michigan University alumnus
and former English teacher in Milan, Butts has been director since'
1971. Good work, Tom..
Happenigs . ..
. .. the auction is alive and thriving around here. Attesting to this
fact are not one, not two, but three auctions on this otherwise quiet
Saturday. Tongues will be wagging at the police auction in the police
garage behind City Hall at 100 N. Fifth Ave. from 10 a.m. to about 12:30
p.m. ... if you were kicking yourself for missing the bedpans and
surgical equipment (as well as desks, cabinets, chairs and lanips and
more) at the first Great Hospital Auction, you've been given a
reprieve. The old St. Joe's Hospital offers another auction at 10:30
a.m. in the rear parking lot at 326 N. Ingalls. .for those who have a
paranoia of police and hospitals, try the Apostolic Church of Christ
Auction at 10 a.m. for kitchen equipment, furniture, food and other
assorted goodies. Y ou'll have to travel 'a ways to Pontiac, though,
-where the auction will be held at 1410 University Dr.... while you're
at the auction(s), drop the kids off at the Ecology Center, 417 Detroit
St., where the center and the Outreach Department of the Ann Arbor
Public Library will feature "Autumn" from 11 to 11:45 a.m.. . . attend
something a bit h avierthan story-hour tonight at 8 when MSU Prof.
Donald Melcer discusses "Intimate Relationships and Personal
Development" a Steiner House, 1923 Geddes.
Below the belt ;
Maybe God didn't save the queen, but somebody did save her un-
derwear. The Victorians, so prudish they even covered the legs of their
chairs and pianos, would have been shocked yesterday when a pair of
their beloved queen's unmentionables were sold for $280 at a London
auction. Mrs. Edone Broughton Adderley, 57, of nearby Chelsea said of
her purchase: It would be rather undignified to her drawers hanging
on a wall, so I shall take them homedisplay them to my friends and
then wrap them in tissue paper." Gracious, one must maintain the
proper respect, isn't that right, Mrs. Adderley?'
On the outside.*
Les Miserables. If the rain stops by this afternoon, we'll be lucky,
* according to our sources close to the clouds. But we'll probably get
stuck with occasional showers as the low dips to 45. The high will hit a
measly 65, while winds SE at a brisk 15-20 m.p.h. should whip up that
chilling effect. Try and have a nice weekend, anyway.

White House cheers jobless rate
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemploy- ment was disputed by Jack Carlson, latter part of 1978 and unemploy- "remains critical and will continu
ment fell to 6.9 oer cent in Septem- chief economist for the U.S. Chamber ment may not be reduced significant- be addressed by the administratio
ber, and the White House heralded of Commerce. He said the figures ly.

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the figures yesterday as evidence the
economy is recovering from its sum-
mer slowdown.
Gains were reported for blacks and
other minorities as the jobless rate
declined two-tenths of one per cent
from its August level of 7.1 per cent.
The rate has bounced between 6.9 per
cent and 7.1 per cent since April,
following dramatic declines earlier
in the year.
WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary
Jody Powell said President Carter's
economic advisers feel that another
month of statistical data will be
needed to make a definitive assess-
ment of how well the economy , is
moving.
The cheery White House assess-

show the economy growing too slowly
to absorb both the unemployed and
new workers and predicted the
jobless rate will rise in October when
recent layoffs of 13,000 steel workers
are included in the unemployed
survey.- '
Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary W.
Michael Blumenthal told reporters
that it is "somewhat more possible"
now than a few months ago that the
administration will recommend. an
economy-stimulating tax cut in 1978.
BLUMENTHAL SAID he thinks
the economy has enough zip to
further reduce the unemployment
rate this year and early next year.
However, he added that "the rate of
growth may not be as rapid" in the

Chlorine gas cloud from

Dow vthrea te
By AP and UPI,
MIDLAND, Mich. - Toxic chlorine
gas billowed from a section of the
Dow Chemical Co. plant yesterday,
forcing evacuation of thousands of
persons from schools, homes and
businesses.
At least six chemical workers were
treated and released at Midland
Hospital, a company spokesperson
said.
THE SPOKESPERSON said a
valve on a liquid chlorine tank
opened allowing the liquid to escape
and vaporize. It was not known how
the valve opened or if human error
was involved, the spokesperson said.
Fifty workers went to the plant's
infirmary, but only six were taken
to the hospital, the spokesperson
added.
Most of those evacuated were in
Midland and Homer townships south
of the city.
Daily Official Bulletin
Saturday, October 8,1977
DAY CALENDAR
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get ia grocery bag for$2.00.-
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Selection by strength of motivation, promise of
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ntsMlidland
State police tracked the cloud by
helicopter as shifting breezes pushed
it on an erratic course ,through
Midland County and westward into
neighboring Isabella County.
DOW OFFICIALS said the leak
occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the
company's Chlor-Alkali processing
plant, spilling an unknown amount of
liquid chlorine on the ground.
The liquid turned in to gas, form-
ing a cloud three {miles long and two
miles wid that moved slowly away
from the plant and into a nearby
residential area..
Civil defense workers and police
evacuated more than 4,000 homes in
four townships that lay in' the path of
the cloud.
THE DOW COMPLEX is on the
southwest side of the city of 35,176.
The chlorine appeared to be blowing
to the southwest - away from the
city, witnesses said.
Kevin Wintz, an attendant in a
gasoline station about a mile away,
described the chlorine eruption:
"There's a big cloud of smoke all
over. It's going across the road in
just a slight breeze.
"VANS AND station wagons have
been going by taking the Dow guys
out. I can xsee them evacuating
homes. The smoke is a real light
grey.
The city',s school system said it had
taken 1,900 pupils from the Bullock
District to another school out of the
danger zone, but did not intend to
send them home.
Police said six children at the
Bullock Creek Middle School were
given oxygen, but did not require
hospital treatment.
State police issued warnings to
residents of Isabella County to stay
indoors and close their windows.
By mid-afternoon, the cloud had
grown to mass three miles long, two
miles wide and about 3,000 feet high,
police said. Although it was slowly
dissipating, police said the concen-
trations of chlorine were considered
dangerous.

The Labor Department reported
. that 6.8 million Americans were
unable to find jobs in September,
about 150,000 less than in August. At
the same time, the number of people
with jobs continued to grow last
month, rising by 320,000 to a total of
91.1 million.
Employment has increased by 3,3
million over the past year, and the
percentage of the population with
jobs has risen from 56.1 per cent to
57.3 per cent, just short of the record
high reached in March 1974.
THE GOVERNMENT said nearly
all of the decline in unemployment
last month occurred among black
workers, reversing their increase the
previous month.
The jobless rate for blacks was 13.1
per cent in September, down from a
post-World War II high of 14.5 per
cent in August. The jobless rate for
whites remained at 6.1 per cent for
the third straight month.
Powell said the August increase in
black joblessness was a "'statistical
aberration" and contended this was
confirmed by the September figures.
But he said black unemployment
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LEADERS OF black organizations
severely criticized Carter when the
August figures were announced,
charging that he was not fulfilling hi$
campaign promises to reduce unem-
ployment.
Julius Shiskin, commissioner .of
labor statistics, told the Congression-
al Joint Economic Committee yester-
day that the jobless rate for blacks is
about the same as it was a year ago,
indicating all of'the improvement in
unemployment this past year has
been abong whites.
This was the third tune this year
that the unemployment rate has
fallen to 6.9 per cent. That rate, the
lowest since the -1974-75 recession,
compares with a recession peak of
nine per cent in May 1975, and a 1976
high of eight per cent last November.

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Soviets name official,
adopt new constitution

MOSCOW (AP) - The Supreme
Soviet, this country's national parlia-
ment, formally adopted a new 9,000-
word constitution yesterday that the
Kremlin calls the most democratic in
the world.
All 1,500 deputies voted unanimous-
ly for the document, which replaces
the 1936 "Stalin constitution," and
applauded stormily for three minutes
after the vote..
THE PARLIAMENT took another
major step during its 100-minute
meeting, unanimously approving the
selection of career diplomat Vasily
Kuznetsov, deputy foreign minister,,
as first deputy president, formally
the second in comm'and to Presiden
Leonid Brezhnev.
The post was created by the new
constitution. Diplomats believe that
with Brezhnev's assumption of the'
presidency June 16 -added to his
position as Communist party chief -
he needed someone to help with'
ceremonial presidential duties. ,
The 76-year-old Kuznetsov is not
considered an heir apparent to
Brezhnev, who is 70.
The new document stresses every
citizen's duty to serve the state and

declares that such rights as freedom
of speech, the press and public as-
sembly must not interfere with the
state's interests. It promises all
citizens free moedical care, subsi-
dized housing, the right to a job and
to file complaints with government,
authorities.
A draft of the new constitution was
issued four months ago and some
400,000 citizens' proposals on the
document are said to have been con-
sidered by the government before a
decision was made on the final text.
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