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Page 2-Sunday, December 4, 1977--The Michigan Daily

RAJIRLINGS/ann marie lipinski

M Y FIRST LESSON in photography
was a simple one: "I kinda like
f/8," my teacher said. "A lot of people
around here seem attached to 250 at
f/1l. but I like f/8."
I didn't even know what f/8 was, let
alone if I liked it or not, but I took the
novice advice to heart and went out
clicking with my aperture tuned to the
popular mark.
I shot sunlight at f/8, moonlight at f/8,
indoors at f/8, outdoors at f/8, kids at
f/8, cats at f/8, and a rabbit that looked
like Groucho Marx at f/8.
Taking pictures was easy. Taking
good pictures was not.
My photographs, needless to say,
were dismally inconsistent. With a light
setting meant for something just this
side of a solar eclipse, pictures of less
sunny settings came out looking like
To save stopping up to something as
dull as f/4 I suggested the addition of a
flash to my photographic stash. My
teacher frowned. "They look so ugly
just sitting up there on a camera," she
said. "You're having problems with
My "teacher", of course, knew

nothing. Both reporters by trade, we
had been handed cameras by unfeeling
editors and told to find photos along
with our features. A veteran of six mon-
ths in the bureau, she was assigned to
teach the summer intern the mystery
of recording images. No one, however,
had taught her.
But we learned to compensate. Since
we couldn't seem to cultivate
photographic images, we learned to
cultivate our own images as
We looked great. Nikons dangling like
black goddess pearls from our necks,
bright yellow canisters of Tri-X for-
ming fat chic bulges in our pockets, the
convincing sound of our, shutters 'as
they purred under our touch-there was
nothing to distinguish us from Susan
AND WE NEVER, of course, held
the camera horizontally. Real
photographers always set the black boxes
in their palms, pointed the "magic"
skyward, and snapped from behind the
vertical object that mysteriously
darkened one half of their faces.
There was something special about

photographers. In Europe lilting Italian
voices called them paparazzis, and
women would dance for their cameras,
washed in rich Roman sunlight. In
Hollywood Faye Dunaway was posing
as one, looking long and rapturous un-
der harsh, cruel kleig lights. Even at
The Daily they were a special
breed-called photogs and never
photographers as if the common
classification was too crude for their
artistic lot.
But despite my glamorous
masquerade, the beauty of my image

would be marked by a trip to the
camera store. The equipment I had to
return to my employer at the end of the
summer would be replaced by bigger,
better, shinier stuff, and now was when
my future as a photog would really take
HE SALESMAN showed me Leicas.
and Nikons, Kodaks, Konikas,
Canons, Kalimars and Petris. There
was Pentax and Praktica, Yashica and
Vivitar, Mamiya, Miranda, Minolta.
There were lenses called micro, others

Al Wheeler, the
EVEN THOUGH HE'S been mayor of Ann Arbor since 1975, Albert Wheeler has
few illusions about the extent of his power-it ends, he knows, where that of
career kingpins like Sylvester Murray and Robben Fleming begins.
"I'm just a momentary disturbance as far as those guys are concerned," he
says ruefully.
Since the day he first took office, Wheeler has been fighting a two-edged battle
for political control of the city. On the one hand, as a Democratic mayor committed
to large-scale programs of social welfare, he has faced a City Council dominated
by Republicans who have consistently thumbed down his proposals. On the other
hand, as an elected official, he has fought a holding action against the municipal
bureaucracy headed by Murray.
Still--as much by virtue of his personal tenacity as of the office he holds-
Wheeler has been able to steer at least some events over the past two years.
Born Dec. 11, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., Wheeler took his AB from Pennsylvania's
Lincoln University (the same school from which Murray was to graduate years
later) and earned an MS from Iowa State College. After moving to Ann Arbor, he
received a master's degree and a doctorate in public health from the University,
where he is currently an associate professor of microbiology.
Both Wheeler's mayoral victories have been hotly contested. In last year's
race, he won by a single vote-and defeated City Council member Louis Belcher
(R-Fifth Ward) is still fighting the results in court.
Much of Wheeler's power as mayor is admittedly negative; the city charter
provides for a "weak mayor, strong administrator" form of government-thus
stacking the cards in Murray's favor from the outset. Wheeler's major weapon
against both the administrator and the Republican Council is his ability to veto
legislation, forcing his opponents into "doing a little horse-trading now and then."
But he also has two other important sources of influence which have probably-
served him better than his veto power. First, he is able to appoint members of,

Taking pictures was easy. Taking good ones was

as a photog rarely crept into my photos.
My fledging photographic attempts
were feeble ones, and the prints I called
pictures looked more like finger pain-
ting to the critical eye.
However, as the summer progressed,
do did my photos. I gambled with f/11
and even tried f/16. Moonlight was
distinguished from sunlight, kids from
cats, and I defaced my camera oc-
casionally by fixing a flash to its side.
I vowed my fall return to Ann Arbor

called macro and some were too heavy
to hold. There were filters for blue light,
filfters for grey light and filters for no
light at all.
Breathless, I shut my eyes and grab-
"I'll take this one," I announced, tur-
ning the Olympus under the soft store
"Ah, the OMl," the salesman purred.
"She's a real beaut. Go ahead and take
a shot. Try her at f /R."

Daily Photo by
Wheeler. ". fighting a two-edge
several key city committees, commissions and boards. This all
those groups with people who share his objectives. Second, he is
his public visibility as "the mayor" to organize and direct citizer
important issues.
Unfortunately, Wheeler's intransigence has rarely won him a
his proposals; more often, the result has instead been a sta
paralyzed city decision-makers for a week or more at a time.
"But they know I've got my eye on them now," he says. "Tli
before they go ahead with things now, and they never used to-do tlu

sudaY magazine fCEIOSTIC PUZZLE

A. Pioneer English canal.- . . - ..-
builder (1716-1772)7 195 99 108 150 178 185 45 59
8. Resembling an automaton-.-.-
5 164 139 173 26 13 62 77 91 101
C. Possible site, near LakeRudolph in
Ethopa for the down of man . . .
(2words) 4189138 17 28 37 58 63129
D. Danish physicist (1885-1952)
credited with synthesizing
quantumand atomic theory-
(Full name) 40 89 720 162 S4 60 152 167 174
E. Thinandbrittlebredmade from-
the cereal avena sativa 16 56 97 147 182 165 186
F. Eng. naturalist (1823-1913)-who,
independent of Darwin, proposed
theory of evolution by- - - - -
natural selection 122 168 11 94 194 15 175
G. German physicist (1887-1961)
who developed the fundamental--_ - -- - - - - - _-
equation of quantum theory 14 35 27 78 87 107 170 183 151 155 193
H. Brit. moth. and physicist for whom
the absolute scale of.__
temperature is named 80 140 196 119 20 156
1, Inspireor possess with a-
foolish passion 8 85 153 36 72 44 105 130 145
J.Wizardof MenloPark(1847-1931) -
(Full name) 1 24 68 176 84 109 118 184 149 171 73 92
K. German physicist (1901-1977)
Uncertainty Principle 2 18 44 41 61 65 74 113 132 83

L. Austrian physicist (1838-1916) who
gave his name to the ratio of
the speed of a body to the
speed of sound in the surrounding-. -
atmosphere (Full name) 3 88 125

Copyright 1977
Guess the words defined at the
left and write them in over
their numbered dashes. Then,
transfer each letter to the cor-
responding numbered square
in the grid above. The letters
printed in the upper-right-hand
corners of the squares indi-
cate from what clue-word a
particular square's letter
comes from. The grid, when
filled in, should read as a
quotation from a published
work. The darkened squares
are the spaces between words.
Some words may carry over
to the next line. Meanwhile,
the first letter of each guessed
word at the left, reading down
forms an acrostic, giving the:
author's name an the title of
the work from which the quote
is extracted. As words and
phrases begin to form in the
grid, you can work back and
forth from clues to grid until
the puzzle is complete.
Answer to Last Week's Puzzle
"If you raise a question in
physics or chemistry, any-
one who knows he.possesses
no technical knowledge will
hold his tongue. But if you
venture upon a psychologi-
cal assertion, you must be
prepared' to meet judge-
ments and contradictions
from every quarter."
(Sigmund) Freud .
(The) Question of Lay Analysis

49 102 191 146 70 157

Doer's prc
Ulrich Si
Road into a four-lane highwa
Telephone wants to put a parking lot
-nobody asks the residents of Ann
think about it.
Thankfully, they don't wait to be asks
Years ago, a few outraged citizens n
their emotional and ineffectual prob
Council, only to be overwhelmed in I
and smooth-as-silk arguments of the
'But things are changing now. Ann Ar
ing together into influential and dis
which can wage successful battle aga
These groups no longer respond to
baked objections and threats they c
on; instead, they make impact studi
mation, formulate counter-proposah
have adopted the techniques of the E
such organizations are now at work,
can be found floating back and forth
"I'm an influential person, sure,"
powerful? No ... power is a state of n
have it."
Call it anything you want. A free lo
is tne lifeblood of an:
group, and Stoll is one
who provide that flow.
and a partner in the fir
Nike the & Associates, he has
lves to years developing chl
are not munication between
up new and the public.
Stoll was born in De
he little took his engineering
element University in 1950. He
orpora- manently in 1957 and
y). But. behind the scenes i
h when- Democratic politics, t
successful bids for offi
neither In recent years, he h
fellows. of his energies into
te firm government to the
ying up public.
verting He is, for instance,
4es and ber of Ann Arbor Tom
get too well-funded and 1
downtown developme

M. Ancient Roman conduit
for flowing water
N. Athenian philosopher(470-399
B.C.) famous for his-"method"
0. Founder of modern astronomy
P. Turn inside out or cause to
protrude by eversion
Q. Untrue; without basis in
fact (3 words)
R. Discuss; deal with; handle
S. Gorge in Tanzania where Leokey.
made his discoveries
T. Printer (1460-1527) famous
for his editions of the
U. Russian chemist (1834-1907)
who created the
periodic table
v. Diplomatic official serving an
embassy in a technical
W. Formerly known as the German
Ocean (2 words)

10 43 53 75 86 135 104 181
22 177 47 114 161 169 190 76
9 111 98 21 31 69 79 38 55 180
6 29 51 90 103 133 158 166 179
46 134 23 67 123 128 110 142 187 197
7 144 48 93 136
39 106 33 96 159 66 115
141 19 163 95 116 121 81 131 188
172 30 82 12 42 57 64 71 112
25 126 137 32 50 148 160
52 192 143 154 127 117 124 100

Stoll: "Power is a state of mind."

Randy White
might just b
your landlord
T HIS TOWN (in case you haven't noticed by now) is a
1 landlord's paradise. Ann Arbor's tremendous num-
ber of relatively affluent students makes rental manage-
ment the city's biggest year-round industry.
But while other forms of economic enterprise-even
the most rapacious-contribute to the health of the com-
munity by providing jobs, capital and merchandise, Ann

Arbor's landlords make little or no contribution. L
lamprey of the Great Lakes, they fasten themse
the city and grow fat on its wealth. Their profits
returned to the economy, but are used to buy 1
property from which more profits are extracted.
Landlords come in all shapes and sizes-from th
old lady who rents out part of her house to supp
her social security to gargantuan management c
tions like McKinley Associates (or the University
large or small, they are a force to be reckoned with
ever their interests are concerned.
Randy White is an average Ann Arbor landlord,
better nor worse than the great majority of his f
As president of Wilson White Co., the real esta
founded by his father in 1954, he specializes in bu
run-down houses in the central campus area, con
them into six or seven-apartment student huclh
squeezing a tidy profit from them until theyl
See WHITE, Pages

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