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IOUSEE NE WSfP t iCAL . yALY
Where are you?
Some University law students at the Child Ad-
vocacy Clinic are searching for the parents of a
baby left on the shelf of a North Campus laun-
dry room last November 20. The students are the
temporary legal guardians for the baby, and are
eager for the child's parents to get in touch with
them before February 17, when the county Pro-
bate Court will hold a hearing to decide whether
parental rights shall be terminated. The court has
ordered that the parents attend the hearing. If
they do not, their legal right to custody of the
child will be jeopardized. For details, call the
Child Advocacy Clinic at the Law School at 763-
5000.
Concert cancelled
Jeff Beck fans, take note! Jeff has cancelled his
concert tour and will not appear Feb. 27 at Cris-
ler Arena. The University Concert Office has ar-
ranged for ticket refunds Monday to Friday, 11:30
to 5:30, at the Union Box Office.
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Happenings ...
. begin at noon with a Guild House luncheon.
Phil Carroll speaks on "Socialism: Goal for the
future?" . . . then, at 100 p.m., Hutchins Hall in
the Law School hosts On the Waterfront with Mar-
lon Brando. It's free for law students and $1.00
for the rest of us . . . a Japanese chef conducts
an informal arts program on Japanese cooking
at the International Center at 3 p.m. A coffee
hour follows . .. that fun-loving Cosmic Transmit-
ter, Tyagi Ji, holds another session at 7:00 in the
Friends' Meeting House at 1420 Hill St. . . . sit by
the fire in the Cook Rm. of the Law Quad at 8
p.m. and listen to Caveat Auditor perform music
from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Oops!
The Daily made two errors in yesterday's Coun-
ty Commission story. First, Comprehensive Em-
ployment and Training Act (CETA) Coordinator
Patricia Bambery's salary was raised to $19,500
(not $19,000), which is $1,500 (not $15,000) less than
proposed. Second, the County directly employs 180,
rather than 190 people, directly under the CETA
program.
An old flame
No one really knows whether Jimmy Carter is
starting tp believe he is Franklin Roosevelt re-
born, but an old broadcast newsman who coined
the phrase "Fireside Chat" thinks the new presi-
dent carried off the first of his own informal ad-
dresses with just about as much style as FDR
himself. "I thought he did a hell of a good job,"
said Harry Butcher, now 75, retired, and living
in California. "Obviously, he was not as dramatic
as Roosevelt; he is not quite the actor. But I thiink
the President did a very good job of putting rath-
er complex legislative problems in simple terms
I notice he had a fireplace right handy." Of
course, unlike Roosevelt, Jimmy needed his fire;
the White House thermostat was lowered to 65
degrees.
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Roots of success
Results of last week's Neilsen ratings made avail-
able Wednesday prove that America is willing to
forsake "The Captain and Tenille" when something
better comes along the tube. Take the serialization
of Alex Haley's "Roots", for example. Last Sun-
-day's concluding episode was the all-time, most-
watched show in America, while four of the most
wa'ched shows in television history were segments
of "Roots". The good numbers must have put dol-
lar signs in the eyes of ABC executives. Of the 16
top ranked shows aired last week, all came to you
through the courtesy of ABC.
*

Peeping Thomasina
Peeping Toms can peep for a price, but women
can't look -- that's called vice. At least that's
what the proprietor of the downtown Fun, Arcade
in Oklahoma City told a television reporter when
she tried to view the shows inside those myster-
ious boxes. KWTV's Vicki Monks tried twice
unsuccessfully to view the arcade peep shows,
but the manager told her "there was some kind
of law against it," and that the vice squad had
told him to turn away women. Asked about a ban
on women, city Vice Squad Detective David Mc-
Bride said no such order has been given. He said
his department is concerned only that the shows
- for men's or women's viewing - are legally
peepable.
On the inside..
. today's Page 3 Digest features State Rep.
Perry Bullard's (D-Ann Arbor) consumer legisla-
tion against 'lemon' automobiles . . . Stu McCon-
nell compares Jimmy Carter to FDR for Edit
Page . .. Arts Page offers a feature on the rigors
of a dancing career by Elaine Elson . . . Tom
Cameron and Kathy Henneghan cover last night's

Stockwell elects
minority house j

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president

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By LISA FISHER
During the 1974-75 school year,
the Stockwell House Council
twice voted down a Black Wo-
men's Caucus amendment or-
dering token minority represen-
tation in their ranks. And in that
same year, April 1975, some 228
women of the same predomin-
antly white dorm, signed a pe-
tition requesting the resignation
of the building director for al-
leged administrative incompe-
tence. She 'was black. But last
week, the Stockwell women
elected their first minority
House Council, president - by
an impressive margin.
Lisa Bowen, the new presi-
dent, has only been a Stockwell
resident since 1976 and claims
little knowledge of the contro-
versy that plagued the 74-75
Ho'ise Council.
Today, Bowen is more inter-
ested in unifying the women in
the dorm. "I've never been to
the black women's caucus 'A she
says. "I don't even know if I'ni
atoma'ically considered a
member." a
A woman of both black and
American Indian descent, Bow-
en is sensitive to racial tension

that may exist in her residence
hall and cites a number of inci-
dences where she has been able
to sympathize with her white
colleagues.
"At the beginning of the term
there were a lot of problems
with the black women's caucus

THE BLACK .women in Stock-
well are clearly a minority as
.they number some 22 of a total
of 450 residents. Bowen feels
this could be the root of the
problem.
"I really think there are more
problems concerning the black

'There might be a lot of white girls who
don't like the black girls in the dorm, but
they don'tfmake it that well known.'
- Lisa Bowen, Stockwell House.
Council president

ground, I feel confident that I
can enhance unity between the
students in all areas."
Bowen is only the second mi-
nority to hold a House Council
office in Stockwell's 40-year his-
tory. The first was a black wo-
man elected secretary last
term.
Meanwhile Stockwell's' build-
ing director, Mildred Morris, the-
same woman who was under fire
in 195, is'especially glad that
a minority is now able to be
president" in view of the 74-75
incident coscerning the black
caucus.
THE ELECTION proceeded
with ore incident Morris said.
"There was some question whe-
ther or not a candida'e had met
the deadline for signing up, but
there was no proof and we felt
the election should proceed."
Bowen said she felt the entire
election was handled fairly.
"There was the usual share of
signs pulled down, but many of
my opponents' were also ripped
,(down) so I don't believe it had
any racial overtones."

concerning funding," Bowen ex-
plains. "They were allotted too
much money (relative to the
rest of the dorm groups) - the
dorm felt they were. The caucus
said it was a racial thing but
it wasn't. The money that had
already been used of 'their $700
was kept. The rest of the money,
was put in a general fund and
the dorm voted on its use."

girls for the white residents of
the dorm," says Bowen. "There
might be a lot of white girls
who don't ,like the black girls in
the dorm, but they don't make
it that well known."
"I wanted to be president be-
cause I feel I can understand
the viewpoints of both white
and minority residents of Stock-
well," Bowen said. "Coming
from a racially mixed back-

Doily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
Bowen

Gas

reserves

transferred

eastward

Smay
get PBB
resea
grant
By PHILLIP BOKOVOY
Speaker of the House Bobby
Crim (D-Davison) has proposed
a $63,450 grant to finance Poly-
Brominated Bi-phenyl (PBB)
research being done by Dr. John
Chanda at the University Hos-
pital.
The special appropriation to
to study the effects of PBB will
be introduced by Rep. Raymond
Kehres (D-Monroe), vice-chair-
of the House Appropriations
Committee.
KEHRES SAID the research
would supplement research be-
ing done in other states and
added that the money will run
out Oct. 1.
He said the decision whether
to continue funding will be based
on the results of the study.
The grant is part of a contin-
uing effort by the state to ex-
amine the effects of a massive
1973 PBB pojsoning. PBB was
accidentally added to livestock
feed and resulted in the slaugh-
ter of many animals.
MANY HUMANS eating the
meat or drinking the 'milk of
contaminated animals have
complained of health problems.
Dr. Chanda said the money will
be used to re-examine the af-
fected people and find out if
any of the complaints the peo-
ple had are related to PBB.".

Mexico begins sales
to U.S1 next week
WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting quickly under the
new emergency natural gas law, the Federal Power
Commi;scion (FPC) ordered the firvt transfer of gas
from west to east yesterday to aid shortage-stricken
pipelines and their customers.
FPC Chairman Richard Dunham told a news con
ference the gas has already started flowing and should
take only a few hours to start aiding eastern states
with severe gas shortages but only to a relatively small
degree.
THE DIVERTED GAS had been intended for Oregon and
Washington but is now heading to the. East, he said.
President Carter's emergency legislation may ease this win-
ter's crunch, but it will not, as he acknowledges, correct a
long-standing supply problem. See news analysis, page 8.
Dunham said the commission is looking for other addi-
tional gas supplies, and has had an offer from the state of
California and is working on possible gas injeptions from Mex-
ico and Canada. Diplomatic sources in Mexico City said Mex-
ico will sell 40 millioi cubic feet of gas a day to the United
States, beginning next week.
An FPC official said that although natural gas travels
through pipelines at around 20 miles an hour, the emergency
sales and transfers of gas can provide almost immediate re-
lief thousands of miles away, without waiting for the emerg-
ency gas to move, physically; through the entire length of
pipeline.
IN SOME CASES, in fact,, the emergency gas may never
travel -the full distance but, instead, will be traded to serve
more local needs, freeing other gas supplies farther up the
line. This process is called "displacement" and can bring,
shortage-relief far away in a matter of hours or minutes.
Meanwhile, there were these related developments:
See GAS, Page 8

Daily Photos by ANDY FREEBERG
A DISCERNING SHOPPER carefully examines a lace-edged tablecloth while (below)
a small girl eyes the endless tables full of second-hand treasures. Both were patrons at
the annual Kiwanis Club Rummage Sale.

Kiwanis sale:
Treasure trove
By ELIZABETH SLOWIK
There were books for two bits, shirts for two dol-
lars and hats for a buck and a half. And every-
where you turned, bargain-hunters were snatching up
the goodies quicker than you could say "Kiwanis."
The occasion was - what else - the annual Ki-
wanis Club Rummage Sale:
Buyers and window shoppers of all shapes and
sizes flooded three floors of the Kiwanis Activity
Center to finger the second-hand salvagables. They
found purses and pullovers, draperies and dungarees
and even a pair of "praying salt shakers" - porce-
lain hands, gesturing skyward, with the right hand
pouring salt and the left hand spilling pepper.
That one-in-a-million item was snapped up by Uni-
versity junior Nance Rosen for a mere 75 cents.
See BARGAIN, Page 8

He added that the research is
only investigating the effects of
PBB on the skin.

MANAGER CALLS PROTEST UNFAIR:

Govrndas w(
By DAVID GOODMAN
Former Govinda's employes picketed and handed out leaflets
in front of the natural foods regtaurant on State St. yesterday to
protest their mass firing last week-end.
The demonstration came as Govinda's reopened yesterday as
a cafeteria after being closed since Sunday for remodeling.
The picketers - who numbered six or seven at a time -
carried signs reading: "Community business or community ene-

[r kers

0k
picket

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the possibility of giving ten of them jobs or closing thk restaurant
and not having any jobs at all," he said.
"THEY DON'T seem to understand that the ovwners were
taking money out of their pockets. How long can that go on?" he
asked.
"If they came in now, I would have to lay off several new
people (in order to rehire the old employes), but I would do it,

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