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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 146 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 3, 1977 Ten Cents Eight Pages plus Su


Happenings ...
. Never on a Sunday? Who ever said that?
the conference of the Union for Radical Po-
litical Economics continues this morning at 9,
Residential College, Rm. 126 . . . an all-day con-
ference on "Work Content, Worker Self - Motiva-
tion, and Economic Democracy" resumes at the
University of Detroit Student Center, at 9:30 - - -
a workshop in Hungarian dance begins at noon,
Central Campus Recreation Bldg. ... Denali Arts
presents the work of Eddy Cobiness, an Ojibwa
Indian artist, from 2 to 6, 103 E, Liberty, Suite
212. It's a freebie . . . the senior University physi-
cal therapy class demonstrates physical therapy*
techniques, from 2 to 4, at the Physical Therapy
Dept., 3rd floor of University Hospital . . . Hear
"Messe Solennelle" by Rossini, First Presbyter-
ian Church, 1432 Washtenaw, at 4 . . . Radio sta-
tions WUOM and WVGR broadcast an adaptation
of "Crime and Punishment" at 4:45 . . . Stuff your
face at a "Spaghetti Chow Down" from 5 to 8,
Alpha Tau Omega, 1415 Cambridge. Proceeds
($1.50, thank you) go to the Epilepsy Foundation
of America . . . discuss "Integrity and Sexuality:
Having both Sex Appeal and Ethics", Wesley
Foundation-Green Room, First Methodist Church,
corner State and Huron, at 7:30 . . . the Univer-
sity Jazz and Lab Bands presents "Jazzorama",
Hill Auditorium, at 8 . . . and a reminder: PIR-
GIM continues to accept applications for its local
board of directors until April 6. Inquire at 4106,
Michigan Union . . . Have a great day!
Hope ya lose
City Council candidates in Ann Arbor will us-
ually expend all their energy into winning a seat,
but it's not like that in East Dubuque, Ill. Dallas
Mulgrew, who is a candidate for a council seat in
that city, is asking voters to bypass his name on
the April 19 ballot and- elect someone else. The
reason? Mulgrew's a tavern owner, and "since
Illinois law prevents a tavern owner from holding
public office, I would have to sell my business
or not take office as a councilman," he explained
in an advertisement in the East Dubuque Register.
Mulgrew said he had hoped to win the election
and challenge the law in court, but balked after
realizing how much the legal fees would be. Bad
luck in the election, Dallas, from all of us.
Roll over, Ludwig
Roll over, Beethoven. In . commemoration of
the 150th anniversary of that musical wizard's
death, American pianist Balint Vazsonyi will play
32 Beethoven piano sonatas by heart in a two-
day marathon which began yesterday. Prior to his
appearance before some 300 thermos-carrying,
lunch-box toting music lovers in London, Vazsonyi
claimed he had "an unusual memory" - hardly
a contestable statement if he makes it through
the weekend as planned. Commenting on the self-
exploitation of his talents, Vazsonyi said, "Why
not use it for the noblest of all possible purposes?
It is much better than entertaining people at a
party by reciting the names in the telephone direc-
tory from memory." The pianist will pause only
for meals and sleep during the cycle. Omelettes,
honey and raisins are the fare on the advice of
nutrition experts who say such foods will help
Vazsonyi hold his concentration. Keep that in mind
when finals roll around.
Some might call it good old Yankee ingenuity.
Others might not be so generous. By any name,
George Nissen's approach to advertising is un-
usual. Nissen, president of an Iowa gymnasium
equipment company, specializes in plugging tram-
polines. In the late 1960s, the 63-year-old Nissen
dreamt up one of the loonier gimmicks in recent
memory to boost trampoline sales in Australia. He
rented a kangaroo, for $150 a day and spent three

days teaching it how to use the bouncing ma-
chine. After a national magazine caught the act,
sales went up in Australia. Now Nissen has hit
upon a bigger and even "better" scheme. He
plans to hold an exhibition on a level, 30 feet by
30 feet square plateau - atop the Giza Pyramid
in Egypt. Surprisingly enough, the Egyptian gov-
ernment has approved the stunt. But don't think
this Egyptian caper will end Nissen's career. "If
you have a reputation as a kook, you have to come
up with something different wherever you go," he
On the inside ...
. . . shall be found the most evanescent of
goodies. Check out Editorial Director Ken Parsi-
gian's "After the Fact" column on the editorial
page . . . and explore the Sunday Magazine, which
features Laurie Young's perceptions of the con-
troversial Hite Report.
On the outside...
Bid adieu to yesterday's balmy climes, 'cause
today's going to be much cooler. Expect a high
temperature of 48° under mostly sunny skies, with
the low tonight falling to a chilly 26°. Tomorrow


the candidates

... Al Wheeler tries
for two more years'
"I have lived here for 40 years and tried to make Ann Arbor
a community where people get along together," says Democrat
Mayor Albert Wheeler. "I don't want to see it become a commu-
nity only for people who make $25 000 or more a year."
Wheeler, who barely won the mayor's seat in 1975, defeating
Republican Jim Stephenson by only 120 votes, is seeking the city's
highest office for the second time.
WHEELER FEELS that during his term as mayor, he has ac-
quired a number of connections which would make it easier for
Ann Arbor to obtain federal money in the next two years. He is
currently on the Human Resources Committee of the National

for mayor...
...Lou Belcher wants
Is own two years
"I think you have to look at the mayor to lead the city' and
give the city what it needs," says Louis Belcher, Republican can-
didate for mayor in tomorrow's municipal elections.
Belcher, 37, has been an Ann Arbor City Council member from
the Fifth Ward since 1974. He is currently serving as Mayor Pro

Wheeler: Politics is Belcher: Give the
the name of the game city what it needs

League of Cities and the Housi
Committee of the U.S. Confer-
ence of Mayors.,
"Whether you like it or not,"
says Wheeler, "politics is the
name of the game, and it's not
going to change."
Wheeler, 61, lists increased
human services in the city as
his major goal if re-elected. He
has been an advocate of child
care and mental health centers,
and legal aid services. His other
priorities include roadrepairs
and channeling more state and
federal dollars into the city.
PRIOR TO entering the city's
political scene, Wheeler was ac-
See WHEELER, Page 5,
These three mayoral profiles
were written by D a il y staff
writers Lani Jordan and Julie

and Community Development

AN 18-YEAR resident of Ann Arbor. Belcher is a partner in a
downtown consulting firm. He became involved in the Republican
party in 1970 and is now a party leader.
Belcher has made city housing conditions the central issue of
his campaign. He advocates building high rise apartments in the
downtown area to alleviate part of the housing shortage.
"We have to use city bonding
power to guarantee mortgages
for builders," he says. "If we
can provide 600 or 700 apart-
ments, we should."

...SHRP's Diana Slat


"I haven't just
b e e n talking, I've
been participating
in the hinds of
things I advocate."

"I think I'm more qualified to be mayor than the other two
candidates mainly because I practice what I preach," says Dianar
Slaughter, mayoral candidate from the Socialist Human Rights«
Party (SHRP).w
"I haven't just been talking, I've been participating in the
kinds of things I advocate," she says. "For instance, I work one
day a week at a food co-op and I use public transportation becauser
I don't own a car, which is more than the other two do."
THE 23-YEAR-OLD Slaughter, originally from Kalamazoo, came
to Ann Arbor in 1972 to attend the University. She dropped out
after two years to work full-time as a clerical in the Universityr
library system, although she says she, is working for her bache-
lor's degree.
Slaughter became a member of the SHRP in 1974. "I joined
See SHRP's, Page 2 Slaughter

BELCHER lists his priorities,
if elected mayor, as repairs for
city streets, enforcement of all
parts of the city code and effi-
cient ecological disposal of city
waste materials.
He hasechastised opponent Al-
bert Wheeler's plans to try to
obtain as much state and feder-
al goverpment money as pos-
sible to fund city projects.
"Washington and ,Lansing
aren't going to come through.
We need to find the money right
here," he says.
Belcher supports using the
city's bonding power to fund all
types of local inprovements.


Call him


Ford's arrival set

Gerald Ford shrugs away the retirement blues
tomorrow when he returns to his alma mater for
a five day stint as adjunct professor of political
In addition to speaking before six political
science classes, the former president will address
the American Cancer Society's Washtenaw chap-
ter and dine Wednesday night at the white hpuse-
University President Fleming's house, that is.
FORD, WHOSE wife, Betty, will not join him on
campus as scheduled, plans a low profile during
his stay, due to security precautions and his sub-
ordinate role as an adjunct professor.
Only one lecture-his address Wednesday before
a Political Science 111 class-will be open for
media coverage.
During his visit to Yale University last Feb-
ruary, Ford spoke to only one class, ate dinner
with the football team and attended two other
closed dinners.-
FORD ATTENDED law school at Yale follow-
ing his graduation from Michigan.
"It was all very low key and informal," said
John Harris, news editor of the Yale Daily News,
the student newspaper. "From what we could

gather there wasn't a lot of meat to what he was
saying. He talked a lot about golf, baseball, foot-
ball, and his life at Yale. The press was going
bananas trying to talk to him."
University students and professors are expect.
ing a little more toive-and-take from the former
president during his visit. here.
It was all very low key and
i n f o r m-a l . . . from what we
could gather, there wasn't a lot
of meat to what he was sayIng.
He talked about golf, baseball,
football and his life at Yale . ..
-a Yale University student edi-
tor, describing Ford's visit there
last February
POLITICAL SCIENCE Prof. John Kingdon said
he expects Ford to emphasize Congress, party
leadership, and presidential-congressional rela-
tionships during his talks with students.
See FORD, Page 5



Something old.. .
A discerning antique-buyer checks the finish on a g raceful, old desk during yesterday's Michigan
Antiques Show and Sale at Crisler Arena.

Candidates affiliated with the
Program for Education and So-
cial Change (PESC) swept seven
of 13 open seats in the L$A Stu-
dent Government (LSASG) elec-
tions which ended Friday after
a two-day vote.
Five of the seven offices are
at-large council seats; the other
two being the presidential and
vice-presidential spots.
PESC NOW controls nine of
17 seats on LSASG. Eight of
those nine are voting seats -
the president is not permitted to
cast a vote in LSASG matters.
Dick Brazee,wcurrent LSASG
vice-president, was elected pres-
ident Friday night with Jodi
Wolens winning the vice-presi-



Jan Yeghissian, and John Ed-
Other winners included Brian
Laskey of Campus Coalition;
Chris Bachelder of New Action
Coalition; and independents Ra-
chel Rosenthal, Doug Steinberg,
Harold Perakis and Robert Ste-
chuk. The new council will be
seated at Wednesday night's
regular meeting.
BRAZEE set several goals for
his one-year term. "We'd like to
see the student government
sponsor more things like Teach-
ins, workshops, and speakers,"
he explained. "LSASG should
take as active a role as possible
in the college decision making.
"The students' selection indi-
cates a strong mandate for
PESO," he added.

campaign for an at-large seat.
Brazee and Wolens also defeat-
ed G. J. DiGiuseppe and his
running mate, Steinberg. Stein-
berg, who won an at-large seat
on LSASG, is also running for
the vice-presidency of Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA).
THEO YEMEN, co-chairman
of the election, called the re-
suilts "an incredible victory for
Dick (Brazee) and Jodi (Wo-
lens)," because of opposition
from two tickets. They received
56 per cent of the total 560 bal-
lots cast.
"It's over. Now we can go
back to doing things," said Wo-
lens. "I'd like to see the stu-
dent government become more
activist and more visible."
Steinberg said he plans to stay

Pooch-eye view
Yesterday's warm weather coaxed sunbathers and, yes-dogs-out on city rooftops to revel



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