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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 150
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 8, 1977
F UY EE NE v HAN CALL DNiL
Incumbent Democrat Albert Wheeler has been
re-elected mayor by one vote. Yesterdaysmorn-
ing the Ann Arbcr Board of Canvassers signed the
certification papers which verify that Wheeler de-
feated his Republican opponent Louis Belcher
10,660 to 10,659 in Monday's municipal election.
Belcher now has until 9:10 a.m. April 13 to file for
a recount. Belche said Wednesday that he intends
to have most of the city's 67 precincts recounted.
Wheeler will start his new term Monday.
We reported in Wednesday's edition that Sharon
Wilke, a University student, was allowed to cast
her vote in the city election Monday after the polls
closed at Markley Hall. That is incorrect. The polls
were about to close, but she had arrived at
Markley just before 8:00 p.m., and was able to
cast her vote.
AFSCME members will collect donations
around banks today for a support fund for work-
ers fired in the aftermath of their recent strike
.applications are availableat 554 Thompson for
Project Outreach's "Internship in adolescence"
for Fall, 1977 . . . the University Gospel Choir
will perform on the Diag at 12:15 . . . the First
Methodist Church at State and Huron, holds a
Good Friday worship observance from 12:30 to
2:00 . .. Salat-A-Juma holds a religious organiz-
ationali eeting at 407 N. Ingalls at 1:00 . . UCLA
professor Sandra Thompson will lecture on "Serial
Verb Construction in Asia and Africa: Syntax,
Semantics, Pragmatics, and Typology" in the
West Conference Rm. of the Rackham Bldg. at,
2:00 . . . the Undergraduate Women's Organiza-
tion sponsors a women's coffee hour in Rm. 3411
of the Michigan Union . . . Assaf Kfouri speaks
on "Lebanon - Post-War Developments" in the
Union's Assembly Hall at 7:30 . . . Julian Moody
speaks on "Food and Attitude" at 8:00, Canter-
bury House, corner Catherine and Division .
finally, tee "Legs Over Easy", an "inter-arts ex-
perience" of dance, poetry, music, slides, film
and sculpture, Studio Theater of the new Univer-
sity Dance Bldg., 1310 N. University Court, at 8:00.
A fabulous flipper flopper
It was bound to happen eventually. Remember
that old "Who" hit, a little ditty by the name of
"Pinball Wizard"? You know, it's the song about
the deaf, mute and blind pinball player who:
ain't got no distractions,
can't hear no buzzers or bells,
can't see no lights a-flashin'
plays by sense of smell.
Well, if those words strike a familiar chord, meet
Bill Shalongo, a 21-year-old Penn State chemistry
major who is blind in his right eye, has 20/24,000
vision in his left eye and-you guessed it-loves to
flop those flippers. Instead of smell though, Sha-
longo apparently uses a keen sense of hearing.
"Basically, I play by sound, hearing the ball roll
around on the wooden surface" says Shalongo.
"You can tell approximately where it is by what
bells it rings or where it hits the bumper." It
works. "He really plays very well," says George
Steele, manager of an amusement arcade near
campus, "He's not just lucky." And you thought
you were something special.
For Rodney Arthur Salas, convicted burglar,
the easy part was escaping from the county jail.
Things got a bit sticky, though, when Salas tried
to sneak into an apartment complex by way of
the chimney. Naturally, as he slinked down the
flue, Salas managed to wedge himself in such
a way that his hand poked out of the fireplace in
the lounge area. Still, when a housekeeper discov-
ered the -unhappy fugitive and called firefighters
around 6 a.m., Salas gave it the old college try.
He told them he had been placed in the chimney
by fraternity brothers at the University of Pacific,
and that he needed to be dislodged by 8 so he
could make it to athletic practice. Skeptical fire-
men guessed otherwise and called the men in blue.
Salas was' freed and, after a brief struggle, sur-
rendered. Quick thinking, Rodney old man, but no
On the inside..
. .aThe Page 3 Digest offersrthe dismal facts
of last month's 1.1 per cent rise in wholesale
prices . . . Kevin Switzer chides orange juice queen
Anita Bryant's anti-homosexual stance for the
Editorial Page . . . Arts Page features Paula
Hunter's preview of next week's Graduate Dance
Concert . . . and nlav ball! The Tigers did just
that yesterday and dropped their opener. Sports
Page has the details.
An active Ford dismisses
By MARGARET YAO
Former President Gerald Ford, who has tacitly indicated a
willingness to run for the presidency again in four years, yesterday
brushed aside mention of his age as a detrimental factor to his
candidacy. He will be 67 in 1980.
Ford, who closes out a five-day sojourn here today, told The
Daily in an exclusive interview: "I don't think the numerical
years of life are necessarily a fundamental criterion. I think it's
the state of the man's mind, body and ideas that really are of
APPEARING DRAWN and fatigued after a hectic week of
answering questions from breakfast to bedtime, the ex-President
said tha: his role as adjunct professor has been "most enjoyable,"
adding that it is only one of several activities he has undertaken
since he left office.
"I plan to go to four or five college campuses a year, including
the University of Michigan . . . I intend to make one documentary
a year with NBC. and I also intend to write a book.
"I intend to have some political involvement, more or less
depending on certain circumstances. I intend to improve my golf
game-and my tennis. So I'm not going to be sitting around and
vegetating " he said.
Carefully qualifying any talk of his candidacy in 1980 with a
"maybe," Ford would not speculate on what factors may keep
him from running. However, his wife, Betty, apparently is not
likely to be a roadblock. Noting that he always consults her when
making plans he said. "If past history is any guideline, I think Mrs.
Ford wil' be supportive, whatever my decision." He also mentioned
the names of Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, Gov. James
Thompson of Illinois and Gov. William Milliken as potential Re-
"BUT IT'S STILL too early to tell." he cautioned. "There are!
senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial elections in 1978, which
may clear the air a bit."
Asked about his unfulfilled, lifelong desire to be Speaker of the
House, the former Minority Leader thoughtfully answered with
visible emotion. "I obviously would have been very happy," he
stressed "being Speaker of the House, I knew the routine, I knew
the people, I was well-prepared by experience to exercise that
He said his ascendance to the vice presidency and presidency
was very fulfilling, but he added, "I still wanted to be a speaker
-when you have a lifetime ambition that is not achieved, you
Turning to higher education and the constantly rising tuition
costs, the Michigan alumnus indicated that he felt the federal
government was doing its share in helping students out.
"I'M NO EXPERT, but the amount the federal government
makes available nationally, is very, very high, either directly or
by a loaning authority," he said.
During his tenure in office he vetoed two bills that would ha:
increased student loans and grants.
Ford added, "It seems to me that the students shouldn't just
expect the government to finance his or her education. The student,
when possible, if his or her parents can't afford it, ought to make
a contribution by his or her own labor, so to speak. That's what
See FORD, Page 2
Doily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Ford: Four more years?
VIOLATES, CURRENCY REGULATIONS
By DAVID GOODMAN
A ban on new city building
permits, which critics charged
would disrupt the local economy
and push up rents, was over-
turned by a state appeals court
Circuit Court Judge Robert
Fink ordered the ban March 30
based on his finding that the city
was dumping inadequately treat-
ed sewage into the Huron River.
Fink's ruling came on a class
action suit initiated by residents
of the high income Lansdowne
development opposed to moder-
ate cost apartment construction
in their neighborhood.
YESTERDAY'S appeals court
action means that any ban on
new construction in the city will
be delayed until the court acts
on the city's appeal of Judge
Fink's ruling. According to City
Attorney Bruce Laidlaw, this
could take anywhere from five
to 18 months.
Ann"Arbor's present sewage
treatment plant can handle up
to 15 million gallons of sewage
per day, or up to a rate of 28
million gallons per day for short
periods of time. Both sides in
the case agree the city now ex-
ceeds these standards.
They sharply disagree, how-
ever, on how great a threat to
health this presents. and on how
long the city should be given to
See CITY, Page 2
Withdraws bid for
re-election in May
By AP and Reuter
JERUSALEM-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, facing
a personal financial scandal over alleged illegal foreign
bank accounts, resigned from his post yesterday, .and
then withdrew his candidacy for the premiership in Is-
rael's May election.
Rabin announced his decision 16 hours after two in-
fluential Israeli newspapers gave new reports about he
and his wife allegedly violating Israeli currency regula-
tions by having dollar bank accounts in the United
THE PAPERS mentioned
sums of up to $20,000.
When the allegations were
first made last month, Rabin
said there was $2,000 in a sin-
gle Washington savings ac-
"I don't deny that a mistake
was made in not closing the
account within the required six
months," Rabin said at the
tim e. ." i., s .;z
By law, he should have closed
the account six months after he
left his post as ambassador to
Washington in mid-1973.
Rabin, 55, heads a caretaker Rabi
cabinet which must stay in office until general elections in five
weeks. But he said he was ending his office as prime minister
"as far as is possible within the framework of the law."
Rabin said in an unscheduled television broadcast' that ht
made the decision after Israel's Attorney General suggested his
wife Leah might have to stand trial for the currency offense.
"I HAVE STATED many times that we bear joint responsi-
bility for this. If there will be a decision to put her on trial, I
stand with her," he said, adding that he would not hide behind
any parliamentary immunity.
See ISRAELI, Page 2
Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Just as you can tell a fireman by his red suspenders, a baker by his white apron and a
banker by his pin-stripes, so too you can usually tell a'secret service agent by his shiny
black shoes. These four federal feet stood guard outside a Rackham lecture hall yesterday
where ex-president Ford was speaking. Their f aces were not available for comment.
Carter asks for new
WASHINGTON (Reuter)-The Carter Administration has called
for a law to regulate genetic engineering, citing the danger that
scientists could accidentally let loose a deadly new organism on
Joseph Califano. Secretary of Health Education and Welfare,
!There's always dan-
ger of a
By LAURA LIEBLER
First of two parts
Two years ago recombinant DNA research was caught in a
blizzard of controversy. University lawyers and microbiologists,
historians and English instructors were all lost in debate. But the
storm has since subsided here, and now only occasional flurries
That's -why we feel we
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