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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, November 17, 1977-Page 3

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Here 's looking at you, egghead
From the folks who brought you the Great Egg Bust, the Fabulous
Frisbee Fling, and the Beer Lover's Le Mans comes this year's Pi Tau
Sigma spoof, "Put the Yolk onWoody." The contest (Friday, noon, on the
Diag), sponsored by the mechanical engineering honor society, is open to
any University student willing to "construct a device to hurl a grade-A
large egg at the biggest dummy of them all." The "dummy" will be a life-
size, stationary likeness of Ohio State Buckeye football coach Woody
Hayes, and the student whose contraption pitches an egg the farthest and
hits sthe dummy will be the winner: The starting distance will be 20 feet,
but faculty advisor Prof. Leland Quackenbush says he's talked to a
student who claims to have worked out a device accurate up to 70 feet.
"But I can't tell you what the device is," whispered Quackenbush.
"."Systems and blueprints are under cover at this time." However, we do
know that the contraption costs under $10, cuz them's the rules, and we
know it requires no stakes in the ground, cuz them's the rules, too. We
also know that if the student misses on his or her first try, they get
another chance: "Everyone has two eggs to lay," says Quackenbush.
Eggquisitely said, old boy.
Happenings ..."
.begin anew with a UAC arts demonstration and sale, 11-5 p.m. in
the Union lobby ... Project Community open house, 3-5 p.m., Pendleton
Room, Union ... a 30-hour danceathon-kissing booth-auction-gold fish
swallowing folly begins at 4 p.m. in the Union ballroom. Dancers must
register by 3 ... University Weight Watchers meet at 5:30 in the League
basement ... Canterbury House meditation class, 7:30, corner of
Catherine and Division ... Computer Club computes at 7:30 in Room 4108
of the Union ... Bivouac, 330 State St., hosts a slide show on a trip from
Mexico to Oregon ... Washtenaw Friends of the Earth holds a benefit con-
cert featuring folk music by Leo Kretzner, 8 p.m., East Quad Halfway Inn
St. Mary's Chapel, Thompson St., holds a sexuality seminar, 8 p.m.
Stuff it "
Just to prove his post is no turkey,
Vice President Walter IVMondale re-
lieved boss Carter of a traditional
presidential task this week - ac-
cepting the White House Thanks-
giving birds from the National Tur-
key Federation. The gift gobblers in-
cluded a couple of dressed 36-pound-£
ers and one live one, named Tom, 4
home-grown in Mondale's old stomp-
ing ground; Minnesota. Grinning at
the friendly fowl, Mondale cracked:
"I notice that Tom pays more at-
tention to me than the press does."
Also seizing the opportunity to rebut
a recent rash of news reports criti-{
cizing the unsubstantive nature of
Mondale's assignments was the
veep's press secretary, Al Eisele,
who turned to reporters after the
presentation and snipped, "I hope
that puts an end to the 'whatever-
happened-to-Mondale' stories." Mondale
Parental punch
Jaime Bruening of Cleveland may float like a
butterfly, but as his dad learned the hard way re-
cently the..17-month-old bruiser stings like a bee. TAE lAt,
No doubt weaned on Rocky, Jaime KO'd his pop DA A'
with a quick right to the kisser that left dad, Ed-
ward, with a fractured jaw that's been wired>
shut now for six weeks. Although outweighed by
124 pounds in the tickling match that brought on
the fatal blow, 23-pound Jaime apparently made
up for his pint-size with a little finesse. "Every
morning he goes to wake his daddy up," Jaime's
mother explained. "They were on the bed
tickling each other. Both of them relaxed on the
pillow for a moment, then Eddy tickled him
again. Jaime came around with a quick right and
hit him on the left side of the jaw ... Jaime looks
like an angel," she added. "He's just a tiny little
squirt." Tell that to ydur husband, lady.


Millionaire 's trial nears climax

AMARILLO, Texas (AP)--The
lengthy"murder trial of millionaire
Cullen Davis moved toward a close
yesterday with prosecutors claiming
in their final arguments that Davis
invaded his mansion to kill "the
source of all his problems--Priscilla
Ms. Davis is the millionaire's
estranged wife. She survived the
midnight shooting at Davis' $6 mil-
lion Fort Worth mansion on Aug. 2,
BUT DAVIS' 12-year-old step-
daughter, Andrea Wilborn, was kill-
ed, as3was. Ms. Davis' lover, Stan
Farr, 30.
Davis has been charged with
capital murderbin both deaths. Only
the killing of the stepdaughter is at
issue in this trial.
After 13 weeks of testimony--the
longest trial in Texas history--the
prosecution's summation was ex-

pected to be followed in quick order
by the defense summation, the
judge's charge to the jury and jury
PROSECUTOR Tolly Wilson open-
ed the state's summation by saying
that Davis "was going to kill anybody
and everybody who stood in his way"
in an effort to get at his es-
tranged wife.
Ms. Davis was wounded, as was
a visitor to the mansion, Gus Gavrel,
22. Those two and Gavrel's girl
friend, Beverly Bass, 19, testified at
the trial that Davis, head of an
83-corporation conglomerate, was
the "man in black" who killed Farr
shortly after Andrea was killed.
Andrea's body was found in the
mansion's basement, and there were
no eyewitnesses to her shooting. The
prosecution sought to tie the murder
to Davis by linking bullets recovered

from Farr's body to those used to kill
the girl, and by attempting to
establish that Davis was the man
who invaded the house that night and
shot Farr.
DAVIS' defense team claims that a
gunman other than, Davis did the
shooting and that the killings were
related to narcotics. The defense
presented witnesses who testified
they attended parties at the mansion
where sex and drugs were available.
Prosecutor Wilson said repeatedly
that Davis' "very purpose" that
August night was to eliminate the
blonde socialite who was suing him
for millions of dollars in a bitterly
contested divorce action.
Davis was separated from his wife
pending a divorce settlement. A
domestic court judge had ordered
him not to go to the mansion pend-
ing a final agreement.
Wilson argued that Ms. Davis and
Bass, who had planned to spend the
night in the mansion, ran in different
directions after the shootings and
had no chance to plot a story blaming
Davis for the slayings.
Regardless of the outcome of this
trial, Davis could face trial on the
capital murder charge in Farr's death
and two counts of attempted murder
for the woundings.


Regents to revieW
housing, tour dorms

Today, instead of gathering around,
the long wooden table in the.Adminis-
tration Building as they usually do,
the Regentshwill begin this month's
meeting with a tour of South Quad,
Markley, and three off-campus
apartments rented to students to
check out the student housing situa-
At last month's meeting the Uni-
versity Housing Council, a student
group, asked the Regents to make
student housing their "top priority."
FOR TWO HOURS, starting at
10:30 this morning, the eight policy-
makers will visit the dorms and
apartments to get an idea of the
conditions under which most stud-
ents live nine months of the year.
In a relatively leisurely meeting
today and tomorrow the Regents will
also talk with the faculty's Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs (SACUA), discuss an internal
audit of the University, and give the
go-ahead for a public television
station on the Flint campus.
Janice Downs, Administrative Asso-
ciate for SACUA, said yesterday that
the ten faculty representatives who
make up SACUA will bring up faculty
government, research, tenure, faculty
salaries, and various other areas of
general concern to professors.
The University audit report for
April through September of this year
follows a private audit presented at
the last meeting by representatives
of Arthur Young and Co. Both audits
noted problems in the travel ex-
penses and advances budget. The
University audit estimates travel
expenses of $2.4 million. "In some
cases subordinates of the traveler
approved the travel," the audit said.
If the Regents accept a grant from
the DeWaters Charitable Trust, ap-
ply for an FCC license and agree to

ask for $190,000, the new Flint
educational radio station will be the
eighth operating in Michigan.

Schlanderer on South University
1113 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI
Hours: 9:30 A. M. to 5:30 P.M.

and JOANNE DRU star in this
tale of a Mormon wagon train
plodding towards the promised
land of the West. "One of the
finest 'A' Westerns Hollywood
ever produced ..-. all beauti-
ful images and stirring bal-
Tonight at 7 & 9:05
Old Arch. Aud.


On the outside .,..
Cloudy, windy, rainy, high of 470,1

low of 260, boring.

.... A

Daily Official Bulletin
Thursday, November 17, 1977
Physics/Astronomy: J. R. Klauder, Bell Labora-
tory, "Discontinuous Perturbations in Quantum Me-
chanics and Quantum Field Theory," 2038 Randall
Lab., 4 p.m.
Guild House: Poetry reading, Constance Ennis,
Ann Jacobs. Martha Merrill, 802 Monroe, 7:30 p.m.
Music School: Verdi's Opera "Rigoletto," Men-
delssohn, 8 p.m.

A Voice from 5ovie~t Gulag
A Russian political exile who has spent 11 years in
Soviet prisons, Bukovsky was one of the first to
expose abuses of psychiatry in the Soviet Union, in-
cluding the internment and mistreatment of dissidents
in mental institutions.
Rackham Lecture Hall
(1st FLOOR)
University of Michigan
Fridav. Nov. 18. 4:30 n.m.

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