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Saturday, February 5, 1'977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page. Five

Saturday, February 5, 197? THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page. Five

Train

wreck kills

(Continued from Page 1)
bash "Avenue to Lake Street
when an eight-car on the Lake-
Dan Ryan route hit it from be-
hind.
THE RAVENSWOOD train
stayed on the tracks but the
second and third cars of the fol-
lowing train went to the street
and crashed flat on their sides
on Wabash Avenue.
McDonough said, "The Rav-
enswood train was stopped just
beyond the curve for reasons
unknown, whether to clear a
train or because of a temporary
stop of a train going ahead of
them."
The cause of the crash was
not known, Chicago Transit Au-
thority spokesman Don Yabush
said. He said he did not know
when Loop service be restored.
THE NORTHERN LOOP area
was turned into bedlam. Per-

sons who struggled from wreck- !
age of the downed cars ran into
State Street bars, restaurants
and stores.
A man ran from a restaurant
shouting, "Somebody's dying in
here!"
Acting Mayor Michael Biland-
ic, on the scene, said, "We be-I
lieve several people are trap-
ped under one of the cars on
the street. There has been mo-
tion indicating life and they are,
trying to get them out and get
them medical attention."
Bilandic said emergency med-
ical centers were set up in sev-
eral nearby restaurants and of-
fice building lobbies. All doctors
in the area were urged to report
to 10 area hospitals to care for
the injured.
PAULINE LUVINSKI, 47, with
blood on her right eye and cut
hands, said, "I don't know what

happened. All of a sudden the
train just started to tip over.
"A man fell right on top of
me and there was a lady right
next to me. They pulled us out
right away. I thought I would
die."

16
The last serious Chicago Tran-
sit Authority crash was Jan. 9,
1976. when one train crashed in-
to the rear of another standing
on the tracks, injuring 333 per-
sons. There were no fatalities in
that accident.

Profs predict econ
program ineffective

Agnes McCormick, a librarian In 1974, tere were tour sen-
sitting at a nearby restaurant, ous CTA accidents, the worst of
said "there was this big, crack- which, was a similar rear-end
ling noise, and everybody collision at a South Side station
jumped up . . . we thought the that injured 224.
train was going to come right
through the windows. People fell AFTER THE 1976 collision,
out of the train and the train CTA authorities embarked on
fell on top of them. We tried to an extensive renovation pro-
pull the people out from under gram to revamp safety switches
the train. There were a lot of on its lines. Automatic fail-safe
dead people." signaling equipment was in-
stalled, at a cost of several mil-
ERICA WILLIAMS, 33, who, lion dollars, in an attempt to
was on her way home when the prevent further such collisions.
crash happened, said "every- The worst commuter train
body was very calm, no scream- wreck in Chicago in recent
ing or yelling or anything." years occurred on Oct. 30, 1972,
"Some man was saying, 'Don't when 4 persons were killed and
move. Keep the train steady so more t an 320 injured as an II-
we don't fall all the way down," ' linois Central-Gulf train tele-
she said. , scoped into another standing
"We were in the front part, at__SuthSiesaton

By DENNIS SABOE
Two University economics:
experts forsee little significant'
improvement in the nationalr
economy this year - despite
President Carter's economic re-
covery program of tax rebates-
and job incentives.
"The economy is not going
to be advancing extremelyt
quickly," said Economics Pro-
fessor Harold Shapiro. "The1
problem is not that we aren't (
improving; we are slowly im-
prOving. The problem is that<
we must improve fast enough
so that we bring the unemploy-t
ment rate down quickly." t
ACC0RDING to Sha.
piro, the unemployment rate
cannot be expected to fall be-1
low six per cent, even by thez
middle of 1978.I
"There doesn't seem to bei
any great strength in either the t
consumption sector or in thei
inducement of the business sec-
tor to invest in capital equip-Y
ment," said Economics Prof.4
Saul Hymans. "At the moment,c
neither category appears by it-
self ready for any substantialc
take-off into a high enoughr
growth rate to drag the econo-
my at a high enough rate." 1
The professors project a 7.1
per cent unemployment rate for
1977 (about 1 per cent lower
than last year's) and a steady
5.5 per cent inflation rate.
"WE DON'T expect apy ra-:
pid inflation this year or any:
increase in the price of im-
ported raw materials," Shapiro

said.
Shapiro attributed recent
double - digit inflation to the
rise in prices on imported raw
materials; world food prices,
have doubled recently, le says
- and oil prices have increas-
ed fourfold.
Carter's $13 million income
tax reduction and rebate
scheme, he adds, will have on-
ly short-term effects on the
economy.
"I LOOK on it as a tempor-
ary measure," said Shapiro. "I
think it will certainly help
things over the next half-year
to a year, but I don't think it's
enough in longer terms."
Shapiro expects the economy
to continue its present slow
rate of improvementjduring
1978.. "The trouble is just" that
it is improving too slowly, and
the unemployment rate isn't go-
ing to be dropping fast enough.
But, gloomy as that forecast
may be, Shapiro at least con-
siders the possibility of a re-
cession extremely unlikely.
"There isn't any significant
danger of a recession in the
next couple of years," he said.
"But, then, there's always the
possibility."

Job less rate dips;
but it'll rise again

Former convict Mary Fitzpatrick heads for the White
House yesterday to begin a new life as Amy Carter's
nanny. Imprisoned seven years ago for murder, she
is now on parole, and will live in a room one floor
above the Carters.

Murderess is

Amy snanny
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Convicted murderess Mary
Fitzpatrick was released from a life prison term at Presi-
dent and Ms. Carter's request yesterday and began life as a
White House nanny and maid.
"I just don't believe this is happening to me!" /she said
upon arrival from Atlanta, where prison officials granted
the Cinderella reprieve, pinned a white corsage on her blue
dress and sent her to live in the White House - one floor
above the President.
A GEQRGIA parole official said Fitzpatrick, 31, a long-
time Carter nursemaid who chaperoned Amy on Inaugura-
tion Day - got the reprieve from her work-release jail
term because she is a model prisoner with "a very unusual
employment opportunity." She attended the inauguration
on a three-day pass.
White House officials said she wi l become a $6.004 a
(year member of the resident domestic staff, supervising
Amy, 9, and a baby due in March to the wife of Chip Carter,
and helping with household cleaning and laundry.

I

WASHINGTON (P) - The na-
tion's unemployment rate fell to
an eight-month low of 7.3 per
cent in January, but the White
House said yesterday that the
figures are deceptive and the
cold weather probably will boost
the rate up again this month.
One Labor Department official
said the decline in January un-
employment could be partly
caused by people giving up the
search for work because of the
cold weather, especially in agri-
cultural areas where the cold
has destroyed entire crops.
THE JANUARY unemploy-
ment rate was down a full half
of a percentage point from the
December rate of 7.8 per cent,
and unemployment was wide-
spread throughout all job, cate-
gories. especially for adults.
But White House Press Secre-
tary Jody Powell said that while
President Carter is pleased by
the development, his "pleasure,
is tinged with a heavy degree of
caution.
"The economy is not improv-
ing anywhere near as fast as

these figures would indicate,"
Powell said. He added that un-
employment probably will rise
in February as the effects of the
cold weather and the natural
gas shortage make themselves
felt.
ALMOST ALL;of the decline
in unemployment was due to a
big drop in the number of work-
ers in the labor force, which of-
ficials were unable to fully ex-
plain. Total employment rose
only slightly, but the number of
jobless fell 560,000 to below sev-I
en million.
Discussing the drop in the la-
bor force, Julius Shiskin; com-
missioner of the Bureau of La-
bor Statistics, said that "One
possible explanation is that
many job seekers discontinued
their efforts to find employment
because of the unusually cold
weather."
Economist Walter Heller told
the committee the winter could
wipe out about half the benefits
of Carter's proposed $50 rebate
plan because of higher fuel costs
and job layoffs.

but the back was already
down," she added. "It was hor-
rible, just horrible. I was pray-
ing, and I guess God gave me
strength not to be too frighten-
ed"
"I WAS ON the second train,"
she said. "We just pulled off
from the Randolph stop. We
were making a turn. The next
thing I knew, I was falling for-
ward.tIheard a terrible noise
and that was it. The front of
the train, was saved by some
posts or something, but the
back of the train was on the
ground."

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t o0
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thru
IClassified

TONIGHT At
SECOND CHANCE
"MUGSY"
Further Info: 994-5350
516 E. LIBERTY

, I

MAJOR EVENTS OFFICE
REGRETS TO ANNOUNCE
that
JEFF BECK
Has Cancelled H is Tour
JEFF BECK WILL NOT APPEAR AT
CRISLER ARENA ON FEBRUARY 27
Ticket refunds are available at the Michigan
Union Box Office, 11:30-5:30, Monday thru
Friday. Tickets purchased at Hudson's will be
refunded at Hudson's.

FRI .-SAT.

$3.00

_ _'

Fitzpatrick, the divorced
vised Amy when Carter wa
1970 to 1974 under a work-rel
SHE HAD PLEADED gui
with a pistol in 1970, in Lump
police officials said she shot B
street quarrel between the vi
of Fitzpatrick's.
She has served the pastt
men's Work Release Center.
Told she would be livingi
on, Fitzpatrick turned to her
ington's National Airport and
no, I don't believe it." 4
SHE DESCRIBED theCa
ily" and said she felt "close'
She seemed stunned and
porters that surrounded her
White House aides greeted he
tive mansion in a white foreig
Rob Haworth, executive d
of Pardons and Paroles, said1
status until April 1, when she
Cornell
group:
Rhodes'
the onle
(Continued from Page 1)
*,the ability to project "the
self-image of the university;"
and
Sa commitment to affirma-a
tive action for minorities and
women.
"We have received informa-
tion from a variety of quarters,
faculty, staff, trustees .(at ,Cor
nell)," Holcomb stated. "By and
large they have given very
warm assessments of Dr.
Rhodes.
He added the search group
had reviewed Rhodes' handling
of Jewel Cobb's abortive selec=
tion for literary college dean in
1975, and indicated that it found
nothing to detract from its as-.
sessments of him.
"WE WERE interested in a
clear commitment (from1
Rhodes) to find appropriate
spots for minorities and women.
Looking at Dr. Rhodes' total ca-
reer, I am not dissuaded," Hol-
comb concluded.
was s WE=== t=

mother of two sons, super- THEi FRIENDSi yF
s governor of Georgia from FIDDLER'S
ease program Carter founded.
lty to, murdering John Bynum GREEN tMEDIACTRICS
kn, Ga., near Plains. Georgia
1num in the midst of a lovers, (from Scotland)
ctim and a female companion
The F. of F.G. is an WEEKEND SCHEDULE
two years in the Atlanta Wo- informal conglomer-
ation of musicians SAT. FEB. 5
in the White House from now and singers dssoci-
presidential escorts at Wash- ated with the folk
d said, with a big grin, "Oh club Fiddler's Green W EST SID E STO RY
in Toronto.
arters as "a very warm fam- As a band'they per- 7:00 and 9:45
to them. form British Isles $1.25
frightened of the mob of re- traditional m u s i c
in the airport. Two female with full rich harmonies and a gusto and SUN FEB 6
r and d'rove her to the execu- a great deal of humor. Their spontaneity is
gn sub-compact car. matched only by their skill.
lirector of the Georgia Board IsI and 2nd NEW YORK
Fitzpatrick is in a "reprieve"
will be parolled. 1421 HILL 8:30 761-1451
________ I1 st show 6:00 and 9:45
-______2nd show 8:00 and 11:45
1 show-$1 50 both shows $2.50
Natural Science Auditorium
ANNeaI 1Q 1=1[!IACC-()U
P"" TONIGHT in the
MODERN LANGUAGES BUILDING
VITTORIO DESICA'S 1975 RETURN OF THE DRAGON
' A BRIEF VACATION (Bruce Lee, 1974) 7 &10:30-THM 3
Bruce Lee, as a simple country youth, comes to live w~ith friends
The Italian director's last film is also one of his finest. Contrasting in Rome and gets involved in intrigue and violence when the
family, owners of a restaurant, become the victims of 'a gang
factorlifedirhheor'slastfilm p oineanoiuhisfielstheConstispecializing in the protection racket. The film ends with a classic
factory with the luxury of Alpine sanitorium, he tells the story battle between Lee and a third killer (seven-time Heavyweight
Karate Champion Chuck Norris) in the shadow of the Colosseum,
of an overworked and neglected woman who is sent to the mountains which many aficionadi considei- to be the best one-on-one fight
scene ever filmed.
to recover from TB. She falls in with a group of jet-set women, tastes CH1NESE CONNECTION
the "good life" and has a wistful romance. CHINESE173)N 8:45ON
(LoWei, 1973) 8:45 ONLY--MLB 3
Bruce Lee's second martial arts film, and a remarkable improve-
ment over the first, FISTS OF FURY. The time Is 1908, and
$UN.: IL POSTO Chen Chen, Bruce Lee, returns to his home city for the funeral
of his former master, who died suddenly under mysterious cir-
cumstances. The action centers on the racial and stylistic dif-
ferences which provoke a bitter battle between Lee's small
CINEMA GUILD TONIGHT AT OLD ARCH. AUD. Chinese Kung-Fu school and a large Karate dojo in the pre-
7:00 & 9:05 Admission $1.25
(Afrd FAMILY PLOT
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1976) 7 & 9-MLB 4
Delightful Hitcheockian suspense, with the master balancing two
L N DSEY ANDERSON'S 1973 stories which converge excitingly.' Shady medium and boyfriend
seek missing heir for reward money, but the heir is a cunning,
charming, and deadly kidnapper. Great cast of characters includ-
inMA Ig Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Barbara Harris, and William Devane.
Admission--$1.25 Single Feature
Malcolm McDowell 'helped originate and stars in this picaresque tale $2.00 Double Feature
of an ambitious youna coffee salesman whose life turns into a movie SUNDAY in MLB

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