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Vol. LXXXViI, No. 148 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, April 6, 1977 Ten Cents Ei

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win may hold firm

The old switcheroo
As part of a regular rotation, English professor
John Knott will replace Jean Carduner as asso-
ciate dean of qurricular affairs this fall. Knott has
been the undergraduate chairman of the English
department for the last three years and has been
at the University for ten years. Knott says he will
concentrate on "Improving the quality of under-
graduate education" and indicated he will encour-
age innovative curriculum. Carduner, in his third
year as dean, will return to the Romance Lan-
guage Department
Happenings ...
...Start off today with a blood-stirring demon-
stration on the Diag at noon in support of the 38
AFSCME workers ,suspended or fired as a result
of strike activities . .. from 12-1, the International
Center, 603 E. Madison, will sponsor a seminar
entitled "Culture Strain" . . . "National Welfare
Reform and its Impact on Michigan Programs"
is the topic of a colloquium to be presented by Dr.
John Dempsey in Rackham Amphitheater from
2-4 . . . at 3 in MLB lecture rm. 1, John Alcock
will talk about "Sex and the Single Bee", buzz,
buzz, eh? . . . then at 4, "The Disciplines of' His-
torical Geography: Bringing Biblical Studies Down .
to Earth" is the subject of a lecture by Anson
Rainey of Harvard University in rm. B115 in
MLB . . . also at 4, there will be a meeting for
all students interested in majoring in Judaic stu-
dies in rm. 3050, Frieze Building . . . slurp down
some dinner and then go hear Prof. Abraham
Yassover speak on "Israelis, and Palestinians" at
7 at Hillel, 1429 Hill .. . also at 7, everybody is
welcome to a practice of the Ann Arbor Morris
Dancers in the Cook room in MARC housing in
the Law Quad . . . there will be a film on the
liberation movement in Mozambique at 7:30 at the
People's Produce Co-op, 206 N. Fourth ave . . .
also at 7:30, the Washtenaw County unit of the
American Diabetes Association will show a new
film on diabetes in Community room B in Briar-
wood Mall . . . then at 8, George Smith will speak
in 311 W. Engineering on "Tug-Barge Combination
Operations on the Great Lakes" . . . finally, at
8, there will be a seminar on "How to Deal with
Crisis and Stress" at the Wesley Foundation on
the corner of State and Huron. Enjoy this day of
your existence.
$pirit of $eventy $ix
After endless red, white and blue salt shakers,
"Let's Go America" paper plates, Greatest Ameri-
can in History .polls, dramatizations of the Battle
of Trenton, an. professorial monologues on "Un-
discovered Maps of the Revolution", the Univer-
sity of Rhode Island has finally decided to pack
in the Bicentennial. Honest, folks, they really
tried to spend every last cent of the money al-
lotted by the school's development office to fund
the nation's 200th birthday celebration. But in the
end, the school's Bicentennial Commission found
it still had $1.30 left, so they've invested the money
at five per cent interest to be used towards the
Tricentennial in the year 2077. By that time, the
commission figures, the investment will be worth
$162.81. And for all you mathematics majors,,at
an annual inflation rate of seven per cent the Tri-
centennial sum will, actually only be worth about
19.7 cents in Bicentennial wampum.
Rest in peace
If your most distressing yard problem is cop-
ing with stray garbage, consider the problem of
Robert Krall, who awoke one morning to find 3
dead moose in the front yard of an out-of-town
neighbor in Eagle River, Alaska. The 900 pound
beast apparently was struck by a car, staggered
onto the lawn and exuired. Krall, being a good
neighbor and not overly fond of the aroma of
rotting moose decided to try and dispose of the
carcass. The Alaska Fish and Game Denartment
said it couldn't do anything because the moose
had died on private pronerty. Municinal health of-
ficials said they couldn't do anything but that
Krall had better move the dead moose before it
became a health hazard. The town dum refused
the gift because it doesn't accept dead animals.
And a friend who owns sled does couldn't even
take the meat because the law forbids feeding big
game animals tc dogs. But rather than dig n his
neiahhnr's narkway and give the moose a decent
burial right on the spot, Krall finally hired a

wreekpr a-d a truck to hajl it to Anchorage's
Merrill Field.
On the inside . .
Read about the fighting in Lebanon in the Daily
Dieest on Page 3 . . on the Editorial Page, Joan
Reisman writes about problems facing women .. .
David Keeps has the scoop on a new rock group
called Blondie on the Arts Page . . . and on the
Snorts Page, Geoff Larcom offers some thoughts
on the pennant race in the National League's West
Ot the outside . ..

The Ann Arbor Board of
Canvassers, after o v e r 10
hours of reviewing the tally'
sheets from Monday's elec-
tion, found nothing to indi-
cate that M a y o r Albert
Wheeler had not gained a
second term by the slim-
mest possible margin - a
single vote.
The board instructed City
Clerk Jerome Weiss to draw
"'ip certification p a p e r s
which, when s i g n e d, will

m a k e the results official.
Barring unforseen develop-
ments, t h e board members
will sign the papers today,
and the h o t t e S t mayoral
race in the city's history will
be over.
The result found by the board
matched Weiss' totals from Mon-
day night: 10,660 for Wheeler,
10,559 for Republican Louis Bel-
Socialist Human Rights Party
(SHRP) candidate Diana Slaugh-
ter received 356 votes.
at 2 p.m. yesterday in the City
Council chambers to begin their

scrutiny of the election results,
and finished shortly after mid-
An attorney for Belcher was
present, and was already ask-
ing questions in preparation to
petition fora recount, a Council
source said.
"I guess that's the next step,"
Belcher said last night.
THE FOUR canvassers, two
Democrats and two Republicans,
are political appointees nomi-
nated by their respective party
caucuses, and then approved by
City Council.
"Basically, t h e canvassers
take all of the reports from the
various precincts, as well as the

absentee ballots, and just add
them up," Wheeler said,
Current members of the Board
of Canvassers are Democrats
Theodore Beals and Carol Rees,
and Republicans Rae Weaver
and Don Kenney.
IF THREE of the four agree

to sign the certification reports
this afternoon, then the election
becomes official.
If no agreement is reached,
the, task falls to the Washtenaw
County Board of Canvassers. If
no settlement is reached there,
See MAYOR'S, Page 8



jury hears Pavulon facts

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - Prosecutors in the Veterans'
Administration (VA) Hospital murder trial
yesterday brought to the stand an expert
witness who gave detailed background on
the powerful muscle-relaxing drug Pavulon
-the drug alleged to have been used to
poison nine hospital patients in 1975.
Dr. Marcelle Willock, an anesthesiologist
from New York's Roosevelt Hospital, re-
sponded to two hours of redundant, complex
questioning by government and defense at-
THE QUESTIONS centered on Pavulon's
medical characteristics, how it is adminis-
tered, how the signs of its use appear in
patients, and how it might cause death.
Willock confirmed that the time the drug
takes to affect a patient and possibly cause

a breathing failure varies widely and de-
pends on many complicated factors.
The onset of a Pavulon-caused breathing
failure, when the drug is injected -into in-
travenous (IV) tubes, depends on the rate
of flow of the IV solution into the patient's
veins, on the amount of drug administered,
and on the dilution of the drug in the IV
solution. The patient's condition and the
presence of other drugs are also factors.
WILLOCK SAID that patients will not
show any symptoms of a breathing failure
until they have received at least one to two
milligrams of Pavulon, regardless of how
quickly or slowly the drug is injected.
She explained that Pavulon is used as a
muscle-relaxant -when a patient is given aid
by a mechanical respirator. Also, Pavulon
is sometimes used during operations in or-

der to relax certain muscles and thus make
easief the surgeon's job.
In most of these cases, however, the
patient would be asleep and would not show
symptoms, Willock said.
WILLOCK IS ONE of the prosecution's
expert witnesses in the trial of two nurses,
Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez, who
are accused of poisoning nine patients, two
fatally, at Ann Arbor's Veterans' Adminis-
tration hospital during the summer of 1975.
The government charges that the nurses
injected Pavulon into the patients' intra-
venous tubes, which drip either food or med-
ication from solution-filled bags into pa-
tients' veins.
Willock explained the sequence of the
symptoms: first, the patient's vision be-
See VA, Page 2

They say e'very vote
counts; they're ri
It is said that in a plose election even one vote can make the
difference, and Monday night, there were a lot of people crowing
that it was their vote that gave Mayor Albert Wheeler his one-vote
victory over Republican challenger Louis Belcher.
Who pulled the deciding lever giving Wheeler 10,660 votes to
Belcher's 10,659?
WAS IT SHARON Wilke? Wilke, an engineering student, almost
didn't vote at all. After a sermon from her roommate on the demo-
cratic process, Wilke arrived at Stockwell Hall shortly before the
polling site dlosed, only to discover that her voter's registration
had not yet been transferred from Markley Hall.
Hurrying back to Markley, Wilke discovered election officials
already tallying votes. The polls were closed, but Wilke was
allowed to vote anyway.
"When I was walking over there, I was thinking that if I
didn't vote and Wheeler lost. I'd feel bad," she said afterwards.
"I knew it would be a close race."
WAS IT LSA senior Pat Wiegand? "I was just going to skip
class and go home," Wiegand said yesterday. But he wound up in
class and decided that as long as he was on his way home, he
might as well stop and vote.
Or was it another LSA senior who switched votes in the booth?
"I got in the voting booth and pulled down the Belcher level. Then
I looked at it and wondered why I had done it," he said.
The man then switched the Belcher lever for the Wheeler lever,
opened the curtain, and left. "Now I wonder why I did that," he
added ruefully.
See THEY, Page 2

full day yesterday - hustling
from morn to night. The tanned
alumnus began the day with
two undergraduate classes: Pol-
itics of Civil Liberties and Am-
erican Chief Executive. He was
received well at each session
and devoted most of the time to
At left, he fils Betty's shoes
at an American Cancer Society
meeting at the Ann Arbor Inn.
Academia beckoned him back
to Mason Hall to speak with
some graduate students about
the American Chief Executive
and Legislative Behavior. The
Secret Service agents, with the
help of shifts, were able to keep
up with Ford as he finished up
the day with a Martha Cook din-
ner and a meeting with last
summer's Washington Interns at
the Michigan League. T o d a y:
Legislative Process and
Public Administration in Lane
Hall at 10:00; Introduction to
American Politics in Rackham
at 2:00; and at 3:00 Political
Environment of Public Admin-


etysstand-in OK
w ihCancer Society
Betty Ford wasn't able to attend a luncheon held in her honor
by the Washtenaw County branch of the American Cancer Society
yesterday, but no one was disappointed with her' stand-in. Stepping
in for Mrs. Ford was her husband, former president Gerald Ford.
Mrs. Ford had been scheduled to speak before the crowd of
300 at the Ann Arbor Inn, but was unavailable due to illness.
Ford explained that his wife was exhausted after traveling over
34,0(00 miles since he left office last January, He smiled and said
he suggested to Betty that they "go back to the White Housein
1980 and get some rest."

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN


Newest prof makes smash debut


THE LUNCHEON was held to kick-off a drive to raise a goal
$106,800.00 for the American Cancer Society, and to pay tribute
Betty Ford.

Mrs. Ford underwent surgery to rerhove a cancerous breast in
1974. After her operation, she waged a campaign to encourage
the early detection of cancer, particularly breast cancer. The
American Cancer Society credits her with saving the lives of
thousands of women.
In addition to Ford, Mayor Albert Wheeler and Lt. Governor
James Damman also spoke at the benefit.
DAMMAN PROCLAIMED April as Cancer Control Month in

Professor Gerald Ford, ac-
companied by an army of stern-
faced Secret Service agents,
scurried around campus yester-
day leaving scores of satisfied
political science students, and
spectators in his wake.
Three classes, two under-
graduate and one graduate, lis-
tened to the former President
lecture and field questions dur-
ing the first of his four days as
an adjunct political science pro-

applause as he entered Politics
of Civil Liberties, an under-
graduate course with an enroll-
ment of 100. Each of the stu-
dents had to display a ticket
made by the political science de-
partment to keep outsiders from
crashing the class.
The five uniformed Ann Arbor
police and approximately six
(they are constantly circulating
and fading into the woodwork)
blue-suited Secret Service men
set up a temporary headquarters
next door in the English Depart-

his attitudes towards the Su-
preme Court, the Stevens ap-
pointment, and the attempt to
impeach Douglas."
The remarks which opened the
hour-long session were "a lit-
tle bit drier and more dignified
than (Professor Milton) Heu-
mann's regular lectures," re-
called senior Peggy King. But
she said. "Most people looked at'-
him as a resource material, not
a president."
Heumann said that his stu-
dents most appreciated the

to avoid Supreme Court deseg-
regation orders by government
provokes non-compliance and vi-
olence among the people affect-
ed by the laws.
Junior Eileen Horowitz asked
Ford about human rights and
its impact on the SALT talks.
"He said it will take time to see
if it was a diplomatic error or
not " she reported.
Heumann agreed with students
who described the president as
"credible" and "well prepared."
"It wasn't a cute. gimmicky

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