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Vol. LXXX1/11,No. 58 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, November 13, 1977 Ten Cents 10 Pages Plus Supplement
No more protests for o Sinclair
SActivist's life
takes a turn
Then - 'We were By SUE WARNER /
His long black curls are now cropped short and graying and the Now - 'I hate
gainst the war and wire-rimmed glasses he once sported have been replaced by tortoise i
h d d shell frames. And, like his personal appearance, John Sinclair's
sel draft, and we political and social ideas have taken a new form. es us
s, The 36-year-old Sinclair was one of Ann Arbor's foremost radicals
were or geting hg during the late'60s and early '70s. As a founder of the city's White Pan- had a hard time re-
ther and Rainbow People's parties, he advocated revolutionary over--;
throw of the "Establishment" and served two and one-half years inm ainin active in o-
lopthes.' rison for possession of two joints. ico
NOWADAYS, SINCLAIR is presidentof a Detroit-based public
relations firm and embraces a more moderate political philosophy,
urging constructive political action through the democratic process.
Sinclair and the 20 people with whom he lives moved from Ann Ar-
bor to Detroit in 1974, two years after his release from prison. But he
returns to Ann Arbor once a week to produce a late-night radio show
on WCBN which he says"projects black music across the spectrum of19
1969 See SINCLAIR, Page 7

Police
step up
probe in
TUcase
By RICHARD BERKE
A second former Ann Arbor Ten-
nts Union (TU) employe is under
olice investigation for embezzling
unds from the organization, a TU
ource said yesterday.
The TU disclosed Thursday that
oney had been embezzled from its
eneral escrow fund, which holds
ent monies of tenants who are on
ent strike. At that time, TU leaders
zdmitted to only one suspect under
investigation.
DETECTIVE Sergeant Norman
lmstead of ,the Ann Arbor Police
epartment,-who is conducting the
investigation, declined to say wheth-
er progress has been made in ap-
rehending the suspects or if addi-
tional suspects exist."
One person, Peter Jamison, was
apprehended and bound over for trial
ast June in connection with the theft
of $1,400 from the TU through a
orged check. Free on personal re-,
cognizance bond, he failed to appear
t a pre-trial hearing last month and'
s being sought on a bench warrant.
amison never worked for the TU.
TU member Sally Greiner main-
tained that no current TU workers
f See POLICE, Page 8

Ready for

Woody:

'M'

rolls,
By TOM CAMERON
Special to The Daily
WEST LAYFAYETTE, Ind. -- Pur-
due won't be the "Spoilermakers" this
year.
Michigan made sure of that yester-
day and set the scene for the annual
Ohio State showdown with an impres-
sive 40-7 rout of the Boilermakers
before 68,003 upset-minded fans.
REMEMBERING the 16-14 humilia-
tion suffered here last year, Michigan'
overcame the cold, the high winds, the
snow and even the grass field as it
tuned up for the Big Ten showdown next
Saturday,
"This is what we had to have (before
the OSU game)," said coach Bo
Schembechler. "We wanted to win and
win decisively."
Russell Davis keyed the offensive at-
tack in the absense of Harlan Huckleby,
who sat on the bench with a sore ham-

string muscle. Davis led all rushers
with 168 yards on 21 carries, including
68 yards it 3 successive third quarter
attacks, and added one touchdown run.
THE DEFENSE, meanwhile, virtu-
ally shut down Purdue's offense after
the Boilermakers' first drive.
"The defense was very good today,"
,Schembechler said, "Purdue had that
first drive and scored and that was it."
Purdue gave the crowd some life by
opening the game with a 55-yard, 7-play
scoring drive after stopping the
Wolverines on their first possession.
PURDUE quarterback Mark Herr-
mann rolled right from the 6-yard line
and found tight-end Dave Young
waiting deep in the endzone for the
score.
The Boilermakers did not threaten
again until the end of the game when
Michigan had the game well in hand.
See BLUE, Page 10

AP Photo
MICHIGAN FULLBACK RUSSELL DAVIS (33) is too much even for this corps of Purdue defenders as he
scores the Wolverines' opening touchdown in the second half of yesterday's game in West Lafayette. Davis'
167-yard performance was tops in the 40-7 Blue win.

Panama leader
may quit over

Now, class,

'said the Mayor

. . .

...the Mayor???
Meet Prof.Wheeler

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) -
anamanian leader Omar Torrijos
said yesterday he will resign if U.S.
senators feel he is an obstacle to rati-
fication of the Panama Canal treaty
and promised to halt human rights
violations in his country.
"If the Senate were to say that for
the ratification of the treaty they
needed that I go, I would leave,"
Torrijos said through an interpreter
after a hastily organized and un-
scheduled meeting with six U.S,
senators.
THE PANAMANIAN general also
vowed to take immediate steps to end
human rights violations in his coun-
try.
President Carter, flying back to
Washington after watching a football
game in nearby Annapolis, Md., said
of the Panamanian leader's offer to
resign: "I don't consider General
Torrijos to be an obstacle."
tTorrijos also told the visiting sena-
tors that he would move immediately
to abolish martial law provisions that,
have been in effect since 1969 and lift'
provisions that allow his government
to hold political prisoners without
trial for up to 15 years.

I ssue
reporters from Panama and thej
United States, brought immediate
praise from members of the Senate
delegation, led by Majority Leader
Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.).
SEN. H O W A R D Metzenbaum,
(D-Ohio), said he had been per-
suaded to support ratification of the
treaty. Two others, Sens. Don Riegle,
(D-Mich.), and Walter Huddleston
(D-Ky.), offered their qualified sup-
port.
Byrd and Sen. Paul Sarbanes
(D-Md.), said they would reserve
judgment until they obtain more
information.
Sen. Spark Matsunaga (D-Hawaii),
already had gone on record as
favoring the pact, and Sen. James
Sasser (D-Tenn.),- h a d returned
home before the tour ended.
EARLIER, the senators had said-
their fact-finding mission gave them
a 'new perspective' on the treaty.
The group left for Washington yes-
terday. The trip included meetings
with American and Panamanian offi-
cials and citizens, an inspection of
the canal and a flying tour with
Torrijos.
The general apparently made the

By JULIE ROVNER
Every Monday night he presides
over City Council meetings with a
firm hand - maintaining order, ask-
ing probing questions and keeping
the city's business moving along. To
study his brisk professional veneer,
one would think politics is his entire
life, hands down.,
But few people realize that Mayor
Albert Wheeler, alias Dr. Albert
Wheeler, alias Professor Albert
Wheeler, spends a good part of his
week in a white lab coat, presiding
over a bunch of second year medical
students.
"HE WEARS both hats very
well," says K.D. Williams, one of
Wheeler's microbiology students.
"He doesn't talk very much about
being mayor. You really have to pull
any political things out of him."
For the past 25 years, Wheeler has
taught microbiology to medical,
dental, nursing and pharmacology
students at the University. Before
that, he spent eight years as a re-
search associate in the field.
"I like working for both the city
and the University," says Wheeler.

that each laboratory experiment is
pre-run to verify the results, and ap-
pears occasionally as a guest lec-
turer in microbiology.
The mayor admits that juggling
his professorship with city duties is
time-consuming. But he doesn't
seem to mind that much.
"Almost ever since graduate
school, I've been an 18-hour-day per-
son," he says. "Sometimes it's tiring
and aggravating, but I've always
shared my life between the Uni-
versity and the community."
APPARENTLY, Wheeler's stu-
dents don't feel cheated by their pro-
fessor's extracurricular activities.
"There's a lot of other professors
who actually spend less time prepar-
ing for their classes," reports Mike
Grofsorean. "I don't think he's had a
half-hour of calm since he's been in
office. It must be a drag."
"He's very conscientious about
this lab," says Greg Barkley, a
graduate student in microbiology
and a teaching assistant for the
course. "There's never any conflict
about not having time to do this or
that."

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