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Page 8-Sunday, November 6b;1977-The Michigan Daily
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City Clerk Jerome Weiss explained,
"There was no way we had the program
tB.set up a check of the township ad-
dresses.
""We have been working on a program
for two years and we managed to elim-
inate some of. the township islands,"
mid Weiss, "but you have to under-
stand that examining lists of addresses
it a long and tedious job, and I simply
don't have the. staff large enough to
handle that workload and the many
other tasks we perform."
"'THE STREET guide has already
been revised. We're in the final stages
of a complete rematch of the addresses.
We're going to throw all of these old
street guides out. We don't want to see
them again."
Despite the, street guide foul-up,,
neither side in the lawsuit has accused
the City Clerk of poorly running the
election although he was named a co-
defendant. In the report released by the
administrator's office in June, which

uhong. on voter privacy
first revealed the ineligible voters, not it will rule on the question.
Weiss is complimented for running a
generally clean election. "I'D LIKE TO say I'm brave enough
"I know I ran a clean election," said to go against the court," said one
Weiss. "There were only 174 ineligible voter, "but I'm afraid I'm not. I could
voters out of some 80,000. And the un- have never done what that girl (Van-
official vote total in the mayor's race Hattum) did."
that we had on election night has stood Another voter said he would like to re-
up after the recount and all this close main silent about how he voted, but he
scrutiny." did not want to risk going to jail and
getting fired from his job. "I'd like to
OF THE 20 INELIGIBLE voters, the forbear and be honest with my beliefs
Daily was able to contact 13. Some have on. this thing but considering my five
left the city or moved to new addresses kids, I just don't think it's that big a
with unlisted phone numbers, while thing," he said.
others were merely out of town. Of the "I think if I had a chance to talk to the
13 only seven were willing to talk. judges (on the state Appeals Court), I
Of the seven remaining voters, none could convince them that the other two
had ever voted in a city election before, precedents are full of shit," declared
although four of them said they had another voter. "We didn't do anything
used their township address to vote in a wrong. When I moved here a year ago I
city ward in the presidential election went down to City Hall to register and I
one year ago. *gave them my address and the lady
The seven ineligible voters said they looked in the book and said, 'Great, sign
would take a wait and see attitude on here!' I never knew until this thing hit
revealing their votes. They all agreed the fan that I didn't live in Ann Arbor.
they would decide after the Appeals All my mail comes addressed that way,
Court makes its decision on whether or and I send it all out that way too."

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Carter kills breeder reactor bill

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sig beyond completion of the systems
design phase of the Clinch River facil-
ity would imperilsthe administration's
policy to curb proliferation of nuclear
weawons technology."
Rep. George Brown (D-Calif.), who

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sponsored an unsuccessful House
amendment to cancel the project, said
Carter's veto was "sound on economic,
political, scientific, environmental and
national security grounds."
BUT SEN. FRANK Church (D-
Iadho), chairman of the agency re-
search and development subcommit-
tee, said he believed the president's
veto was wrong.
"By refusing to build a breeder reac-
tor while other nations proceed to do so,
we ... retreat from reality," he said.
"Other nations have already crossed
the threshold of the plutonium age.';
Carter had to veto the bill yesterday
or it would have become law automati-
cally.
CONGRESS HAS yet to act on a sepa-
rate measure containing an $80 million
appropriation for the same project.
Congress usually funds each federal
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program with two bills, an authoriza-
tion bill setting a ceiling on how much
money can be appropriated and the
conditions for how the money is to be
spent, and an appropriations bill
releasing the money.
Advocates of the reactor program
had considered the $80 million a com-
promise to keep the project roughly on
schedule without actually beginning
construction.
ORIGINALLY, the House had au-
thorized $150 million, enough to start
construction. The Senate approved $75
million and a conference committee
settled on the $80 million.
Supporters of the Clinch River
project say the compromise would have
given Carter a year to reassess his
position. But 48 House members urged
Carter to veto both bills, saying they
believe there are enough votes in the
House to sustain the vetoes.

(Continuedfrom Page 1)
Japanese aristocratic ways as
daughter of the late Shigenori Togo,
Foreign Minister of Japan at the
beginning and end of the Pacific War,
Togo has shed the garments of old
Japan and adopted the modern world
for her costume.
"I feel very, very Japanese, but
my reactions may be American or
may be international," she says. "I

'U' study links PBB
to nerve defects

(Continued from Page 1)
comparing 343 Michigan farm children
with a similar group from Wisconsin.
Barr found that Michigan youngsters
claimed they were suffering from more
symptoms of deteriorating health -
colds, urinary infections and clumsi-
ness - than the Wisconsin group.
SAYING PBB may be the cause of ill
health among Michigan children, Barr
qualified his findings by noting that his
researchers found no evidence of
sickness when. they examined the
children.
While Barr said he doubted mothers
can produce any immediate toxic effec-
ts in their children through breastfeed-
ing, he said the question of whether
PBB is a potential carcinogen trans-
mitted to Michigan newborns in their
mothers' milk still remains un-
answered.
New test results in another PBB-
related study, conducted by University
Medical School professor Jeoffrey
Stross here and by Robert Nixon at
Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital, suggest
that adults living on PBB-contaminated
farms are suffering from many nerve
defects.
BUT STROSS disagrees with Nixon's
interpretation that the symptoms -
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memory lapses, inability to concen-
trate, personality changes, skin rashes,
muscle and joint pains and others -
can be directly attributed to PBB expo-
sure.
"The results are the same, but the in-
terpretation is different," Stross said.
"You can't say they (the symptoms)
are due to PBB."
Stross examined 15 patients here and
found, through psychiatric interviews
that some were suffering from depres-
sion and other symptoms comparable"
to those found in "organic brain syn-
dromes." But Stross emphasized that
these symptoms don't necessarily
mean patients are suffering from brain
damage due to PBB.
NIXON, IN DETROIT, examined 8
patients and concluded they were affec-
ted by PBB because testing revealed
most had enlarged livers and unusually
high levels of liver enzymes, a sign of
possible damage to the organ.
But only one of Stross's patients had
an enlarged liver and the researcher
said the enzyme level changes Nixon
noted were too small to be considered
dangerous.
Stross emphasized that no definite
conclusions can be made since the test
group is too small to be statistically
significant. Nearly 60 people, all selec-
ted by the State's Public Health Depart-
ment because they appeared to be suf-
fering from PBB exposure, will have
been examined by the two researchers
when testing is completed.

don't think we are really that
different these days."
A tall, graceful woman, Togo holds
her head high, proud of her independ-
ence and status. Uncomfortable with
the traditional kimono, Togo came to
Ann Arbor dressed in a dazzling
black and white patterned gown.
Heavy gold earrings tugged on her
ears and dark sunglasses disguised
her aging face. She sparkled as, a
western hostess might, yet a subtle
Japanese flame still flickered.
TOGO IS AT once a delicate and
strong woman. Her strong will is
illustrated with stories from the
Vietnam War. She was one of the first
wives of a Japanese official to ac-
company her husband in a helicopter
during inspections of the front lines.
However, the one-time member of
the Board of the Japanese Animal
Protection Society also tells tales of a
soft, sentimental love for animals,
particularly sea lions from the
Central Park Zoo which she claims
have a special affection for her.
Togo now leads a fast-paced life in
a Western capital city, but she will
never, forget her Japanese heritage,
the strict family obligations for
example.
As the only child in her family, she
was expected, when her father died,
to provide a new male to head the
family. She had two options -
marriage or male childbirth.
SHE CHOSE THE former, and
when she wed the ambassador, he
cast off his name and was adopted by
the Togo family.
"Originally my husband was not to
be married into my family," she

said. "We had been living in sin for
practically three weeks because his
parents didn't like the idea of the
adoption.
"So my parents said, -'That's quite
alright,' " said Togo. Her parents
agreed to adopt any Togo child.
FINALLY, HIS parents gave con-
sent for the marriage. The wedding
was a regal affair, a large ceremony
conducted in the Shinto fashion.
"We had -a large guest list of
mainly my father's friends and my
father-in-law's friends, plus a few
from our generation," she said. "But
I did not wear a kimono. I used to
wear kimonos occasionally, but I
think it's something you have to wear
a great deal and be used to. Anyway,
the men in my family never liked
them too well."
Her disdain for the traditional
Japanese clothing betrays her cos-
mopolitan outlook. Togo's mother is
German, and from age 2-5 she lived
in and was schooled in the U.S.
"I REMEMBER from my early
years pony rides, dixie cups, and
sitting in kindergarten threading
beads," said Togo of the unmistake-
ably American pastimes.
"But the Americans are rather as-
tonished at my ignorance of many
things," added. "They think that
being able to speak English as well as
I do that I am one of them. For
example, in asking prices I would ask
how much is a boittle of soda and they
would say, 'Oh, lady, our soda fizzles
but our prices don't.'"
"But in a special way," smiled
Togo, "I have always felt very much
at home in the U.S."

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BOSTON (AP)-School officials in a
small New England town have decided
that a poem about men ogling women
on the street is not fit for high schoolers
to read--even though it was written by
a 15-year-old girl.
The high school's librarian has taken
the issue to court, claiming that of-
ficials do not have the right to remove a
book from the library after it is accep-
ted by a librarian.
AND STUDENTS and parents have
been packing the federal district court
here since the trial started Wednesday.
The controversy began last July,
when the School Committee in Chelsea,
oh the northern edge of Boston, was in-
formed of the content of a 21-line poem
called "The City to a Young Girl." The
poem, part of an anthology of verse by
teen-agers, describes in earthy
language the girl's disgust at being ap-
praised as a "piece of meat" by men on
the street.
in one passage, she describes the city
as:
"One million horny lip-smacking men
Screaming for my body."

Sonja Coleman to clip that poem from
the book or remove the entire book, en-
titled "Male and Female Under 18."
She removed the book, but with some
supporters formed a group called the
Right to Read Defense Committee,
which asked the federal court to restore
the book to the shelves.
In August, Judge Joseph Tauro or-
dered the book temporarily put back in
the library. But he said students who
wanted to read it would have to show a
note of parental approval.
THE NON-JURY trial, which began
last Wednesday, is expected to end this
week.
Andrew Quigley, the feisty former
mayor who is head of the School Com-
mittee, testified that the poem is
"tasteless, filthy trash.."
"A girl reading that without proper
instruction could arrive at the opiion
that every man walking down the streit
is considering her only as a sex object
to be violated," he said. "It is not good
education, and it is not something to be
found in the halls ofb.a school."
THE LIBRARIAN, however, said, "It
has definite value. It's trying to make a

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