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See Today for Details

Latest Deadline in the State

Vol. LXXXVII, No. 80

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 8, 977

Free Issue

Eight Pages

F.i -

Murder movie
A Highland Park furniture dealer has announced
plans to bring the gory saga of convicted sex-
slayer John Norman Collins to the silver screen.
The film, called "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"
is being planned by a group headed by Ira Silver
at an estimated cost of $1.5 million. Collins, now
28, is serving a life sentence at Southern Michi-
gan Prison at Jackson for the 1968 strangling of
Karen Sue Beineman. an 18-year-old EMU fresh-
woman. She was the last of seven women to die
during a two-year period in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti
area. Collins was not charged in the other six
murders, and had one appeal of his conviction
rejected by the state Sunreme Court.
Gay experience
An interdisciplinary survey of the lesbian and
gay experience is being offered this term through
Course Mart. The course, which will meet every
Wednesday from 3-5 in Rm. 1053 of the Natural
Science building, will explore such topics as gay
history in the U.S. and Germany, coming out, sex
roles,. oppression homophobia, and legal rights
and remediei for gays. There are no prerequisites,
and the instructors, both gay, say that straights,
as well as gays, are welcome. If you're interested,
call Dan Tsang, at 994-0473 or LSA Checkpoint
(764-6810). Ask for the tape of Course Mart 373.
.. are limited today to a meeting of the Ann
Arbor Go Club, from 2 to 8 p.m. in Rm. 2050
Frieze Bldg.
It's a dog's life
A Welsh sheepfarmer was fined $34 yesterday
for putting a metal ring through a dog's nose. It
was the first prosecution of its kind ever brought
by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals (RSPCA). The farmer also admitted
filing the dog's teeth. The defendant, Allen Wil-
liams, 45, told magistrates in the Welsh mountain
twn of Llanfairr Caerreinion that he did it be-
cause his black and white collie, Spot, had taken
to biting shee. The ring was to prevent the dog
from getting a good bite. Williams pleaded guilty
to inserting the ring without anesthetic, causing
unnecessary suffering to the dog. RSPCA offi-
cials condemned the court's decision to return
the three-year-old sheepdog tp the farm. "It's ab-
solutely disgusting that he should be allowed to
have the dog back after what he did to it," said
RSPCA inspecor Len Jones.
Peanut envy
The postelection honeymoon is over for Ena
Miller of Colville, Wash. She says her single
puny peanut plant perished while she waited in
vain for crop information from President-elect
Carter, "It grew and grew all summer until it
was six or eight inches tall," she said. "I was
sure I would get at least one peanut after it
bloomed." But when the crop failed to come in,
Miller wrote to Carter. Instead of receiving pea-
nut-growing information, she got an autographed
photograph of Carter, a political brochure, a
Christmas card, and an invitation to the Inaugura-
tion. "Anyway, I voted for him," said Miller. "It
must have been a Republican peanut."
Eyebrows on parade
Lassie, television's canine star, has more intel-
igent eyebrows than Vice President-elect Walter
Mondale, and Sen. Daniel Patrick. Moy'nihan (D-
New York), according to beauty expert Mark
Traynor. Lassie, he said, tops his list of the "Ten
Most Memorable Eyebrows of 1976" because the
dog's brows are "the most expressive and easily
the most intelligent." Mondale's brows were rat-
ed the "most honest and most romantic," and
Moynihan's the "most mischievous, and least sen-
atorial." Other winners include actor Sylvester

("Rocky") Stallone for the most "pathetic and
doleful of eyebrows, and model Margaux Hem-
ingway, for "bushy, almost mannish, yet
the most imitated of brows."
Clean ketaway
At least one prisoner at the city jail in Fort
Worth. Texas has cleaned up his act. He escaped
the other day by picking up a broom and sweep-
ing hs way out of the building. Police said the
25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of auto
theft and was about to be fingerprinted when he
escaped. Lt. J. W. Cunningham said a jail at-
tendant took the suspect to the identificaion bu-
reau and left him. The man grabbed a broor,
started tidying up the place and then made his
clean getaway.
On the inside ...
Statehood for Puerto Rico? Someone forgot to
ask the Puerto Ricans, says Steven Kursman in
an Editorial Page piece . . . and Sports has the





WHEELER- No tine
for "crap issues".

When candidates for Ann Arbor's
mayoral and City Council posts filed their
applications with the city clerk's office
early this week there weren't many sur-
prises in the pile.
Mayor Albert Wheeler and Republican
Mayor Pro Tern Louis Belcher (Fifth Ward)
will be facing each other in the April 4
city election, but that had been an open
secret for over a month.
PETITIONS FROM 19 candidates were
filed in the mayoral race and the five
contests for City Council seats - several
of them from members of the same party
in certain wards. Thus, Democrats will
hold a primary Feb. 21 in the First and
Fifth Wards, while the Republicans will
hold one in the Second.

or i cj
Petitions from the Socialist Human Rights
Party (SHRP) and the Libertarian Party
.have also been filed - though SHRP is
only running a mayoral candidate and a
First Ward City Council hopeful. The Lib-
ertarians have registered candidates in the
Second, Third, and Fifth Wards.
Both Wheeler and Belcher plan to run
issue-oriented campaigns, and concede that
the mayoral race is shaping up as a tight
contest. While Wheeler holds the advantage
of a first-term incumbent, his position is
offset by the fact that he was elected un-
der a controversial preferential system
which was repudiated last year by Ann
Arbor voters. Had the preferential sys-
tem not been in operation, Wheeler would
have been defeated by Republican James
BUT BELCHER, who was defeated in
his bid for mayor six years ago, is wary


of relying too heavily on the city's Repub-
lican leanings.
Both candidates intend, they say, to
avoid making personal attacks on each oth- .. "
er in the coming campaign.
"I want to run a very positive cam-
paign," said Belcher. "It's not enough to..
say what the other candidate hasn't done;
you have to be able to spell out what you
intend to do."
WHEELER AGREES, saying he wants
"a campaign tuned toward issues and pro-
"There are enough differences between
me and Lou (Belcher) in, terms of priori- <
ties and proposals not to have to cam-t
paign on crap issues," he added. -...
Wheeler says he intends to stress the JELClER "I wa
classic differences between Ann Arbor Dem-
ocrats and Republicans. run (1 very positi
See CITY, Page 5 campaign,...

nt to

Carter unveils




boost economy

By AP and Reuter
PLAINS, Ga.- President-
elect Carter and leading
congressional D e m o e rats
agreed yesterday on a two-
year, $30-billion program
of job projects and tax
cuts, including rebates of
Brock Adams, t h e
next Transportation
Secretary, may over-
turn the decision not
to require air bags in

$100 to $200 for many tax-
Carter's advisers and con-
gressional leaders indicated
checks could be in the mail
by spring. Carter also spoke
of "increased temporary
Social Security benefits."
tired persons would share in the
rebate program and that those
who pay no income taxes would
receive payments in lieu of a
"I think it's a good approach
to the resolition of a very seri-
olisl stagant American econo-
my" the President-elect said of
the entire package. He met with

reporters after a 4'/2-hour meet-
ing with 12 top congressional
They predicted the program
would get prompt and favorable
The President-elect said the
one-time rebate, totaling $7 bil-
lion to $11 billion, would be a
.ref'id '(v 1976 taxes intended
nrimpr- to helo lower and mod-
erate-inc-)me Americans.
rA'"TT'S TOP economic ad-
=-;,zr Charles Schultze, said a
fmihl7 of fo'ir earning $10,000
alnnnlv would receive a re-
bte of I100 to $200. Scht1tze
al-") sail Carter also is con-
siie H Ca nronoring an across-the-
board rebate that Would benefit
See CARTER, Page 5

Totr r Of pOtver
Shalom Michlin, a sophomore in the Engi ieering school, works on his "Tensegrita-
tor" on the roof of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. The Tensegritator is an electrical
generator utilizing wind power. Michlin built this test model during the summer and
plans an electrical bicycle and an electric car for future summers.

new cars.
page 5.

See story,

State inaction, on PBB hit


Three people active in the
fight against PBB food con-
tamination charge that greed,
politics and bureaucratic bung-
ling have repeatedly blocked
vital state action on the chemi-
They also blame government
inaction for delaying over two-
and-one-half years a major
study on the effects of PBB on
humans. They say this may
have resulted in permanent
health damage to thousands of
Michigan residents.
was accidentally mixed with
animal feed used. around the
state in 1973, leading to the ill-
ness and death of thousands of
poultry and cattle. Subsequent-
ly, farmers and others who
came in contact with the con-
taminated animals began re-
porting serious medical diffi-

culties, and these were con-
firmed by a study released
"For years, farmers have
complained that they have been
having health problems - seri-
ous ones - and they've been
ignored, maligned," according
to Edie Clark, staff aide to
Michigan House Speaker Bobby
Crim, who has worked on the
PBB issue for two years.
Dr. Thomas Corbett, Univer-
sity professor of anesthesiology,
has also had a long-standing
concern over the possible ef-
fects of PBB and likewise has
met many Frustrations in try-
ing to do something about the
danger he saw.
IN THE SUMMER of 1974,
Corbett conducted studies which
pointed to PBB as a cause of
birth defects in laboratory mice.
Noting the chemical similarity
between PBB and PCB - a
chemical known to be cancer

causing -- he felt there was
reason to believe that PBB
might be a cancer danger as
"I expressed my concerns
back in 1974 to all the regula-
tory agencies. They didn't pay
any attention to it at all," he
Next, Cooper contacted Dr.
Irving Selikoff, a noted environ-
mental health researcher at
New York City's Mt. Sinai Hos-
pital. Selikoff said he was in-
strested in studying the PBB
contamination in Michigan, but
needed an official invitation to
begin work.
peated requests, both the Agri-
culture Department and the
Governor's office refused to give
Selikoff the necessary go-ahead,

and study plans lay dormant
for two-and-a-half years.
Last year, a chance conversa-
tion between Cooper and Clark
produced a public invitation by
House Speaker Crim for Selik-
off to study PBB effects in Mich-
igan. His preliminary findings,
released this week, showed high
rates of nervous, skin, joint, and
gastro - intestinal disorders
among PBB exposure victims.
"It's a great chance to strike
while the iron is hot," Clark
said, expressing hope that
tighter PBB controls might now
be enacted because of publici-
ty from Selikoff's report.
STILL, SHE SAYS that gov-
ernment failure to respond to
the PBB threat earlier "just
See STATE, Page 5

FBI holds Soviet
for space info leak
By AP and Reuter
NEWARK, N.J. - A Russian emigrant was arrested late last
night and charged with passing secret information about the
American space shuttle program to a Soviet agent posing as a
U.N. diplomat.
Ivan Roga sky, a former Soviet seaman who came to the
United States in 1971, was arrested in Lakewood, not far from
where he was living in rural southern New Jersey, according to
Louis Giovanetti, special agent in charge of the FBI in New
THE FBI in Washington said Rogalsky had in his possession
at the time of his arrest some "highly classified" documents from
the RCA Corp. space center at Princeton.
The FBI added the document concerned a sensitive defense
department project under study at the RCA Center.
Rogalsky is accused of spying and conspiring to pass classi-
fied data to Yevgeni Petrovich Karpov, second secretary of the
Soviet delegation to the United Na ions. Karpov has diplomatic
immunity and cannot be arrested by U.S. authorities.
HE WAS named as a co-conspirator with Rogalsky by FBI
See RUSSIAN, Page 5

Ford hands energy
outline to Congress
From Wire service Reports
WASHINGTON (AP)-President Ford sent Congress a bar-
rage of energy proposals yesterday but failed to include in the
list his politically touchy proposal to lift price controls from
Ford's recommendations amounted to a summary of his
earlier energy proposals, ranging from decontrol of prices on
newly-discovered natural gas to easing federal clean air re-
FORD ALSO SAID HE WILL announce next week his own
ideas for reorganizing the federal. energy bureaucracy-a move
that could ses alCmP te i mP n vht r-nm P a n~ltT

Prof. Ford?
U' opti-mistic

With his term as President
drawing to a close, University
and political insiders have spec-
ulated that Gerald Ford is lke-
ly to accept a visiting profes-
sorship of Political Science at
his alma mater.
The President was offered that
position by the University last
month and is expected to an-
nounce his decision Jan. 20, the
day he leaves office.

and University President Rob-
ben Fleming have already dis-
cussed how the President would
participate in various political
science classes. The two men
spoke while Ford visited Ann
Arbor Dec. 19 to attend com-
mencement ceremonies wi'n his
wife, Betty.
Flint) remarked that it is "very
likely" Ford will accent the
University's offer.

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