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Latest Deadline in the State
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 158 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 17, 1977 Ten Cents T

'en Pages

The Pebble
Many students who attend the University spend
four years walking Michigan's halls without even
being aware of the history surrounding them. It's
a shame. Take, for instance, The Rock, that con-
glomeration of stone and semi-gloss paint nestled
on the corner of Washtenaw and Hill, the host
of many a fraternity and sorority publicity job.
Little did the brothers of Phi Gamma Delta know,
as they advertised their annual Fiji Island Party
on The Rock's crusty surface, that they were ad-
ding another layer to what some believe to be
the largest accumulation of paint in North Am-
erica. It could be theorized that The Rock was
never really a rock at all, but pure paint. It is
possible that a pebble from the shoe of Alexander
the Great was deposited there by some latter-day
Greek, to be decorated ever after with colorful
paints by fraternity and sorority Greeks. It all
got out of hand, and now the thing weighs a couple
of tons. And no one would remember the solitary
pebble that started the whole practice.
Happeni~ngs .. .
give you a chance to sleep quite late to-
day, for nothing is scheduled until 3, when Gieth
Plimmer will speak on "Healing of Moral Weak-
ness" in the Kuenzel Rm. at the Union ... also
at 3, "Gay Themes In Poetry" will be the topic
of the Sunday Gay Discussion at Canterbury
House on the corner of Catherine and Division
... at 8, Julie Nord will read her poetry in the
Gold Room at Martha Cook dormitory ... also at
8, attend the Spring Concert by the Residential
College Singers and Chamber Orchestra in the
East Quad dining room ... and for more variety
at 8, the Russian students will present "Strong
Feeling," a Russian language play ... and as if
8:00 were the only hour in the day, at that time,
a concert will be given by Juliet King, lyric
soprano at the First Presbyterian Church at 1432
Washtenaw . . . Then, on Monday, the Women's
Book Store and Art Gallery at 411 N. Fourth Ave.
will have a gallery reception for DiPiepol and his
show "imagery programs" beginning at 5 . . . at
6, the Dept. of Recreational Sports is sponsoring the
"All Campus Mile Run" at the old IM track ...
at 7:30, the Michigan Rowing Club will hold a
meeting in the Central Campus Recreation Bldg.
... also at 7:30, Kathie Byrne will give a slide
show and prompt discussion on "Prospects of
Peace in Ireland" in Rm. 124 at East Quad ...
and at 8, the Woman's Studies Program is spon-
soring Barbara Grier's speech entitled "The Les-
bian Movement: 25 Years in Literature and Life"
in the Rackham West Conference Rm.
Jimmy Carter will lead the parade of pomp
and circumstance this spring as the year's gradu-
ates file across college auditorium stages to grab
their long-sought diplomas. The nation's most prom-
inent Baptist will speak at the nation's most prom-
inent Catholic university - Notre Dame, in South
Bend, Indiana. Henry Kissinger and his wife Nan-
cy got the nod at Lehigh University in Pennsyl-.
vania; failed vice-presidential hopeful Robert Dole
and his wife Elizabeth, a Federal Trade commis-
sioner, will speak at St. Leo College in Florida;
and Bob Hope will give a double feature - one
speech at Western State University College of
Law in California, and another at St. Anselm's
College in Manchester, N.H. Most colleges give
their speakers honorary graduate degrees for their
efforts, but Bill Cosby won't get one at Temple.
Bill will be awarded only a regular Bachelor's
Degree. He dropped out of his alma mater in
1963 to go into show business and this time they're
sending him out in style.
Breaking out is easy to do
The Federal Government is taking all the fun

out of prison breaks these days. No more Cool
Hand Lukes; The Great Escapes are passe-just
rent a prison car and drive casually away. That's
what convict Glenville Smith did. Smith was a
trusty driver, allowed to take the Los Angeles
Terminal Island federal prison station wagon into
the city to pick up mail and supplies and run
other errands. He left on a run last week and
just kept going, the prison said. The clincher:
Smith was serving a five-year sentence for driv-
ing stolen cars across state lines. Keep up the
good work, Smith.
On the inside ...
A handwriting expert has been called in to
testify at the VA murder trial by the Prosecution.
Read about it in the Daily Digest on Page 3..
Kim Potter of Arts Page fame writes about Rob-
ert Altman for the Editorial Page ... and on the
Sports Page Jeff Frank has the goods on the spring
football scrimmage.
On the outside...

state meat
'r stores:r
Second of a series
Ann Arbor has responded to the storm over
PBB as most other Michigan communities have-
store owners are scurrying to protect themselves
and their patrons, but many customers remain
unpersuaded by the potential dangers of the elu-
sive toxin.
Meanwhile, University officials are taking pains
to buy meat for dormitories only from other
states, but have been unable to assure students
that derivative state dairy products are safe.
There's no PBB in our meat,
it's tender juicy and good to eat.
Here at White's we keep on trying,
so-buy or beef and don't worry about dyig.
-a sign at White Market
THE MICHIGAN Department of Agriculture,
though, is standing by it original position that all
products from the state are safe for consumption.
"Michigan consumers have no reason to be
afraid of consuming Michigan produce," said
Margaret McCall, a spokeswoman for the Michi- CUS
gan Department of Agriculture. this
See STORES, Page 7 cery

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PCP: The
next state
With the repercussions from the massive Pb.
contamination crisis still reverberating through-
out Michigan's agricultural community, another
possible chemical contamination problem has
reared its head in recent months.
The compound under suspicion is called
pentachlorophenol, also known as PCP or "pen-
ta." Often confused with the animal tranquilizer
street drug that goes by the same acronym, PCP
is a federally registered pesticide that is wide-
ly used by farmers as a wood preservative.
THE CHEMICAL IS ubiquitous on every farm
in the U.S., in the form of factory-made penta-
treated wood. Barns, fences, storage bins and
most other outdoor wood structures are common-
ly constructed with these pest-resistant planks.
As far as investigators can tell, PCP contami-
nation problems crop up when farm animals are
cooped up in penta-wood barns or stalls for ex-
tended periods of time.
According to Dr. David Ellis, a Michigan
State veterinarian who has worked on the PCP
investigation since its early stages, if livestock
are not occasionally allowed outside these enclos-
ing structures, they are unable to eliminate the
chemical from their systems.
See FARMERS, Page 5

Doily Photo by JOHN KNOX
TOMERS ARE AFRAID of PBB, and most store owners recognize those fears. Signs, like
one at Consumers Beef and Cheese, are popping up in the windows of nearly every gro-
store reassuring consumers there's poison in their meat.

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By GREGG KRUPA mately 2,500 people paid $100-a-plate to attend
-t r the event. Dignataries in attendance included
..:U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale announced U.S. Senator Don Reigle, United Auto Worker's
last night that a scenic drive in the Sleeping Bear President Donald Fraser, Detroit Mayor Coleman
National Lakeshore has been named the "Philip Young, and most of Michigan's Democratic dele- *
A. Hart Nature Trail." gation to Congress.
Mondale was speaking at the Jefferson-Jackson Mondale further described Hart as a man who
Day Dinner, the annual state-Democratic Party "planted himself indomitably on the great issues
- 1shindig at Cobo Hall in Detroit. This year's rec- of his day" and "sometimes fought a lonely battle
ord-setting "Jeff-Jack" dinner came at a memor- for them." These issues include civil rights, co-
able time because of yesterday's official dedica- sumer protection, antitrust enforcement and en
tion of Detorit's Renaissance Center, the recent vironmental protection.
election of a Democratic administration, and
the death of Michigan Senator Philip Hart last SPEAKING OF the work they did together on
December. the Senate select committee on intelligence ac-
tivities, Mondale said of Hart, "The world is
NOTING THAT HART worked for seven years coming around to his point of view." In memory
to have the stretch of sand dunes along Lake of Hart, Mondale promised the Carter adminis
Michigan declared a national park, the Vice tration would act to "insure against any repeat
President told a receptive audience, "I believe of the abuses we discovered while working to-
Phil would be pleased to be remembered by this gether on that committee."
.i special part of the earth, which he fought so hard Mondale spoke highly of the former Michigan
to preserve. The nature trail which will bear his Senator, referred to by many as the "conscience
name is lovely and quiet and gentle as he was to of the Senate."
DailyCPhoto by ANDY FREEBERG all who knew him." "Phil Hart had the old-fashioned notion that if
VICE PRESIDENT WALTER MONDALE chats with Michigan's newest Senator Don Riegle Don Tucker, chairman of the Jefferson-Jackson he spoke the truth as best he knew it, he would
at last night's "Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner" at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Mondale eulogized Day organizing committee said this year's event be heard. He never let his political future inter-
X late U.S. Senator Phil Hart. had broken all record in recent history. Approxi- See MONDALE, Page 2
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Exotic languages lure
only dedicated students

Last of a Series
The next time you have
trouble with the subjunctive in
French or you just can't seem
to pronounce "ch" correctly in
your German class, think of
Dave Hauck.
Every day Hauck's homework
includes learning to read three
different - systems of writing-
and many of the word have
three distinct Pronounciations.
Dn-e. a graduate student in Po-
litical Science, studies Japanese.
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he added. "You have to
differences and be sur-
at the similarities," he

Prof. Shunichi Kato estimates
that it takes four to five times
as long to learn Japanese as it
does to learn a Western tongue.
"Either the student has a com-
puter-like memory or he is very
creative," he said referring to
the separation of Japanese into
two languages - the characters

"After four years you barely
get up to the most elementary
level" in Chinese, said Prof.
Kenneth Dewoskin. Because it's
completely nonalphabetic, he ex-
plains, Chinese is "very demand-
ing." Another difficulty is the
lack of relation between the
Chinese character and its pro-
nounciation. Like Russian, Chi-
nese also has a large vocabulary
because it dates to antiquity.
the few nonwestern languages

'When I get excited I talk to people in
-Under graduate Dan Bensky

and words w h i c h represent
ideas or objects, and the sounds
that represent these same ideas

that the cautious student ought
to consider. Prof. Gernot Wind-
fuhr says that "any smart fel-

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