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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 98 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 29, 1977 Ten Cents

Six Pages

U ytlSEE Nv5HA[4 ''NC DL'NLY
Daily's dilemma
It wasn't easy, but we did publish a paper this
morning. The weather provided us with a big local
s ory to cover but, unfortunately, it also delayed
the production and distribution of today's Daily and
was expected to prevent many subscribers from
receiving their papers on time. More than half of
our printing shop personnel was snowbound, leav-
ing us with a hearty but overworked skeleton crew.
So if you latched on to a Daily, share it with a
friend and we'll try to do a little better tomorrow.
Freshfolk findings
Should students have the right to ban college
speakers? Over 60 per cent of the freshpersons
at the University think so, according to an an-
nual survey conducted during summer orienta-
tion. The questionnaire was part of a nationwide
poll which showed that University students, for
the most part, resemble their counterparts across
the country. Among the findings: 46 per cent of
the freshfolk here call themselves middle-of-the-
road politically, outnumbering the liberals (39 per
cent) and conservatives (13 per cent). Over 71
per cent say high school grading is too easy.
What about goals in life? About three out of four
say their primary objective is "to be an authori-
ty in my field," less than half want most to "be
very well off financially."
Mugging suspect
Circuit Court Judge William Ager yesterday re-
fused to grant a request that Robert Finklea, a
suspect in a mugging which occurred during last
semester's series of assaults on local women, be
shaved before appearing in a police line-up. Ager,
in an informal meeting, said the matter would re-
quire a formal hearing sometime next week. Po-
lice want Finklea's new beard shaved so that he
will appear the same as he was when the crime
was committed. Ager also said yesterday he would
not grant a request by Finklea's public defender
to prevent the suspect from appearing in the line-
. . are sparse today. At 7:30 p.m., Chabad
House presents four short films on "Judaica Ex-
plored". The show is at 715 Hill . . . Roots Jazz
Trio performs from 9:30 to 1:30 a.m. on the Union's
main floor . . . the A E Pi frat party, scheduled
for tonight has been cancelled . . . and at 9:30
there will be a live hook-up from the New York
World Headquarters of the Chabad Lubavitch with
the Farbrengen. Interested? It's at Chabad House,
715 Hill.
Carter notes
The latest bits of gossip from our newPresident's
White House: When Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
moved in to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last week,
they found the previous tenan's had only left be-
hind a half dozen coat hangers, not nearly enough
for th family's belongings. The chief housekeeper
had to send out for a fresh supply from a local
store. Carter has to pay for the new hangers him-
self because they fall into the "personal expense"
category . . . A caller who telephoned national se-
curity affairs adviser Zbigniew Brezezinski's office
reports that the woman who answered made two
attempts before correctly pronouncing the name of
her boss . .:Carter and his aides often compare
access to the President to "spokes of a wheel",
with Carter as the hub. On staff aide Hamilon Jor-

dan's wall sits a bicycle wheel, mounted on a pla-
que. Most of the wheel's spokes are broken.
New trial for Boyle
W.A "Tony" Boyle, former head of the United
Mine Workers Union, was granted a new trial
yesterday on charges he ordered the assassination
of Joseph "Jock" Yablonski. The Pennsylvania
Supreme Court overturned the 1974 murder con-
victions and set aside Boyle's three life sentences
for the slayings of rival Yablonski, his wife and
daughter. The 6-1 ruling said Boyle, was denied
"his right to present relevant material and com-
petent evidence from which the jury might .have
inferred he was not involved, in the Yablonski
On the inside . .
Stu McConnell writes a column on tenants for the
Editorial Page . . . the Arts Page offers its
regularweekly Happenings Calendar . . . and
Sports has details on the games that weren't can-

Ooo, b
Winter pulled a fast one on
Ann Arbor yesterday, as bitter
temperatures and stinging winds
brought most of the campus and
local community to a halt. Swirl-
ing snow and rising drifts helped
snarl already hazardous roads,
while the unpleasant- arctic ele-
ments made everyone a captive
of an unusually cruel Mother
Vital services, such as local
banks, stores and campus librar-
ies shut their doors prematurely
as employeserushed homecto
beat the worsening driving con-
torists were chagrined to find
I-94 and U.S. 23-the two major
arteries girding Ann Arbor -
closed to traffic.
The Washtenaw County Road
Commission issued a "red alert"
and urged motoristsktokkeep
their cars warmly tucked in
garages. The Commission, which
had only one crew clearing
road, worked just until dark,
claiming that too many plows on
the streets would cause unnec-
cessary road hazards.'
Meanwhile, t h e University
shivered and struggled to keep
the wheels of academia in mo-
IT WASN'T easy.
The journalism department,
for example, was forced to close
early because the secretaries,
who live outside of Ann Arbor,
had no way to fight the storm
home, according to Dept. Chair-

rby, it's cold in A2 ... .

man Peter Clarke. "Since they
had to leave, we decided to
close the whole department," he
Keeping University Hospital
open and operating is a major
concern. The hospital staff was
asked yesterday to remain on
its shift until a replacement shift
could arrive. Basic in-patient
service remained open, but out-
patient services closed. Univer-
sity snow removal equipment
was kept functioning to help

clear roadways leading to the
end studiers, the Undergraduate
Library will keep its doors shut
today, according to Head Li-
brarian Rose Faucher. Ventila-
tion fans in the structure have
already been turned off and the
temperature in its lobby has
fallen to 46 degrees-a welcome
reading for outdoorspeople, but
too cool of an environment to
study in.
If the freeze fails to thaw, the

UGLI will remain closed to-
However, the Graduate Li-
brary anticipates opening today
on schedule.
THE COLD weather also facil-
itated the shutting of fans in
several University buildings in
order to protect their mechani-
cal systems, according to Rob
Pesko, energy management en-
gineer. In addition, the Michigan
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and everywhere else, too

From Wire Service Reports
A blizzard raging across the Midwest and East
-including the southern two-thirds of lower Mich-
igan-paralyzed travel in nearly a dozen states
yesterday, immobilizing whole communities and
intensifying one of the worst energy crunches in
the nation's history.
Massive snowdrifts heaped by Arctic winds of
up to 50 miles-per-hour blocked streets and high-
way from Minnesota to the Appalachians, forcing
hundreds of beleaguered motorists to take refuge
in schools, churches, police stations and roadside
IN MICHIGAN, dozens of schools and busines-
ses were forced to close early. At least one
weather- related traffic death was reported and
police around the state, in general, reported lit-
erally hundreds of accidents, most of them minor.
Half a dozen states including Ohio, New York
and New Jersey have declared energy emergen-

eies, giving their governors special powers to cope
with the severe shortages of the fuel caused by
two weeks of record cold weather.
The National Weather Service announced that
the below normal temperatures now gripping most
of the nation are expected to continue for the next
30 days.
The weather service predicted below normal
temperatures east of the continental divide except
for near normal temperatures in western portions
of the northern Great Plains. Temperatures in the
moutain areas of eastern Washington and Oregon
and most of Idaho also were expected to be below,
SEVERE SHORTAGES of natural gas needed to
heat homes and run factories worsened sharply
yesterday, threatening more job layoffs and cold
homes. And a new wave of cold air moved east-
See SEVERE, Page 2

Daily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
YESTERDAY'S BRITTLE, biting cold kept most people in-
doors, sipping tea and feeding their fireplaces, but a few
brave souls-some would say fools-battled the frosty outdoors.

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The University Board of
Regents voted 4-3 yesterday
to abolish student run 'PIR-
GIM's (Public Interest Re-
search Group in Michigan)
current funding system, a
decision which could take
away badly needed funds
from the group.
The Regents directed the
administration to enter into
a one month negotiation
with PIRGIM in an effort

to develop a "fair" system
for future financing of the
consumer interest group.
Next month a vote will be
taken on this forthcoming
bipartisan proposal.
Under PIRGIM's present neg-
ative check-off system, a stu-
dent is automatically billed to
,support the group on his or her
tuition bill. Students who choose
not to aid PIRGIM must com-
plete and return a form to the
research group. 1

Board to Ford.
Tou're invited'

A majority of Regents have
indicated they would support a
positive check-off system where-
by students would have to be de-
pended on to indicate a desire
to finance the group before be-
ing assessed the $1.50.
Ann Arbor), who voted for a
negative check-off system last
year, cast a turnabout vote yes-
terday. "My position has chang-
ed from a year ago," Powers
explained, "I don't think the
University structure should be
used for private organizations."
PIRGIM is a non-profit public
Though PIRGIM was able to
get the signatures of more than
half the students In 1972, Scott
Fink, University PIRGIM chair-
man, doesn't think the organiza-
tion fairs so well now and pre-
dicts yesterday's vote will cut
the current $75,000 annual bud-
get to $20,000.
Some of the projects PIRGIM
is responsible for are the Michi-
gan returnable bottles initiative;
tenant-rights legislation and pe-
tition drives for stricter safety
requirements for nuclear plants.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann
Arbor) voted against PIRGIM,
but said, "Our vote is obviously
a vote of dissatisfaction with the
existing funding system and not
a judgment of PIRGIM itself."
NONE OF THE Regents ques-
tioned the benefits PIRGIM
provides students. Discussion
See REGENTS, Page 2

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IN THE PERENNIAL magical gesture, Henry Moorehouse pulls a rabbit it of his hat
Hank hawkss,%hocus-ou
By SHARON BONANNI customers. "The people who come in are en-
The gold-enameled p 1 a q u e hangs above tertained and they buy the ability to enter->
Walter Gibson's Encyclopedia of Conjuring. Its tain others."
inscription reads: "Henry L. Moorehouse, Customers must climb a flight of rickety
Prestidigitator." stairs 0o find the tiny, three-room store. But
The ornament is part of the Magic Emrpo- once inside they are ,faced with countless
rium at 516 E. William, a store that "sells mystical paraphernalia that line the shelves
wonderment." and walls.
"HANK" MOOREHOUSE, the shop's 44-year- MOOREHOUSE brought the Emporium to
old proprietor, is a manufacturer, distributor Ann Arbor in 1472. The shop previously housed
and inventor of magic tricks, an instrument repair store and was the site ~
"edeal in two things-wonderment and of the original Bivouac, a local sporting gear
fun," says Moorehouse, who demonstrates his store.
magical products daily for the Emporium's See EMPORIUM, Page 2
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University Regents yesterday
formally extended an invitation
to former President Gerald Ford
to become an adjunct professor
of political science here begin-
ning this winter term. The move
startled transition officials in
Washington, who were not told
of the appointment.
"I am surprised," remarked
Dick Wennekamp, director of
transition, "because anything
like that s h o u ld have come
through here first."
talk of a Ford professorship at
the University is still "specula-
tion." Plans are presently in the
discussion stage, he said.
But a c c o r d i n'g to Frank
Rhodes,vice-president for aca-
demic affairs and LSA Dean
Billy Frye, Ford lans to be on
campus for one or two one-week
periods this yedr,' and will give
at least five lectures in graduate
and undergraduate courses dur-
ingz each period.
Frye and Rhodes said that fur-
thpr details will be made known
as talks continue with Ford. The
action yesterday approved the
LSA College's request for the
apo ointn.ent.

Ford : Invited

bucks go
Wha can 75 cents buy?
When over 20,000 students get

A ASCME talks- continue

Representatives for the University and the American Federa-
tion of State, County and Municipal Employes (AFSCME) Local
1583 will steam through their extended negotiation deadline of
Jan. 31.
Although officials from both sides agreemore time is needed,
they say the talks are progressing well.
BOTH SIDES NOW have until Feb. 15 to reach an agreement.
The original deadline was extended for a second time last Sunday

and nurse§ aides, has been without a contract since a 33-month
pact expired Dec. 3, 1976. .1
Deadlines could be ignored if talks continue in a positive direc-
tion, Anderson said. "We've got all the time in the world as long
as (the pay) is retroactive."
The twb sides have met in negotiations every day this week.
Sessions are also scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
of next week, Neff said.
ANDERSON foresees a change in the bargaining climate when
the question of wages and benefits finally arises. Although the two

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