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THE MICHIG DAILY

Thursday, October 21, 1976

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, October 21, 1976

22 die
LULING, La. (AP) - A 664-1
foot Norwegian tanker rammed
and sank a crowded ferryboat
in the Mississippi River here;
yesterday, plunging carloads ofI
screaming passengers into theI
swift muddy current. Twenty-I
two were known dead and as,
many as 56 were missing.
Sheriff John St. Amant said
22 bodies were recovered, most
of them from the sunken ferry
by divers. The death toll was
expected to rise to 75 or more.
"I understand there were Q6
people aboard the ferry," St.
Amant said. "We know of 18
survivors."
Diving operations for some 35
vehicles thrown into the river
after the midstream collision
were postponed until Thursday
when electronic equipment could
be brought in to help locate'
them on the river bottom.
The work was complicated by
water up- to 80 -feet deep and

as ferry capsizes
currents that scattered cars fore the crash but no one knew
and pickup trucks as they sank why the collision happened.
in the muddy river while oc- "Only a -sea lawyer will be
cupants struggled -to open the able to tell you that," said
doors and get out. Charles Roemer, state commis-
Dennis Dufour, a spokesman sioner of administration.
for the sheriff's office, said di- During rescue work, the lev-
vers checking the sunken hull ees here and at Destrehan,
reported hearing tapping, but it across the three-quarter mile
turned out to be bodies bump- wide river, were thick withI
ing around. glum onlookers shivering in the,
"There's nobody alive down cold wind. Many were fearful
there," he said. that the dead included relatives
The crash, one of the worst or friends.
in river history, happened at No one was positive exactly
about 6:15 a-.m. That's the fer- how many were on the ferry.
ry rush hour between Luling Capacity would be 35 cars and
and Destrehan, located about 20 140 passengers.
miles upriver from New Or-
leans. Sled dogs have been replaced
Witnesses said the tanker by snowmobiles in Alaskan vil-
Frosta, whistle shrieking, loom- lages and hunting camps, ac-
ed up out of the chill early cording to National Geographic.
morning light and rammed the One Alaskan explained, "With
George Prince amidships. dogs a man could go 50 miles
Several survivors said the fer- out, with a snowmobile he can
ry engine stopped shortly be- go 50 miles out and back."

Levi rules out Ford probe

Socialist Senate
hopeful hits Ierns

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(Continued from Page 1)
Jaworski on statements mad
him during his investigation.
the Watergate scandal.
"On these bases, it has b
concluded that there is no cr
ble evidence, new or old, m
ing appropriate the initiation
a further investigation,"
said.
Early yesterday, the Los
geles Times published a c
of a letter Ford was purpo
to have sent to Republicans
the House Banking and t
rency Committee in Octo'
1972.
THE LETTER showed1
Ford rallied Republicans to
feat a proposed commi
probe of the White House's
in the break-in to Democr
headquarters in June, 1972.
However there was noi
cation in the letter that F
was acting on the basis of
tacts with the White Ho
This was consistent with

testimony during his vice-pres-
e to idential confirmation hearings
s of' in late 1973.
The press conference was'
een Ford's second in six days, and

"Now Mr. Carter says that heI
would end it. Very shortrsen-
tence," Ford said. "I resent'
the inference of that ... In ef-
fect he is saying that President'

'e- even the President quipped Eisenhower ... President Ken- back - breaking menial jobs. Ac-
oak- about his new campaign vehi- iiedy ... President Johnson ... cording to Signorelli, the Hitm-
n of cle. "How do you like the after- President Nixon didn't do any- phrey - Hawkins bill provides
he noon shows?" he said when it thing about it." the same sort of "slave - labor
was over. "AND HE INFERS I haven't, jobs," and would damage se-
An- TOLD THAT CARTER had and of course he is inaccurate verely skilled trades.
rted said he would as president end there," Ford said. "But I re- Signorelli, 34, ran for gover-
on the boycott against Israel, Ford sent that he is challenging those nor in 1974 on the Labor Party
countered that his administra- other four presidents ... ticket. Soft - spoken and grey-
Cber twon is the only one since 1952 "And I wonder if anybody ing, he works full - time for the
er, whenthe Arab boycott went can be so naive as to say in party in Detroit. He said yester-
that into effect that has done any- one sentence that he is going day he thinks his bid for the
dh- thing in the executive branch to do something that four oth- Senate might garner 20 per cent
dttee of the government." er outstanding individuals didn't of the state's votes.
role Ford said he is against the do even though they opposed the "WE SEE ourselves as the
Fatic boycott and is the first Presi same thing, and y think it is major third party in he na-
dent to take affirmative action ridiculous for him to make that tion," he said. He joined the
dentto ake ffimatie ationkin of n alegaion" prty around 1960, he said, be-
indi- against it. But at the same time kind of an allegation." parycause of "its commitment to
Ford he criticized Carter for suggest- Th padoqtion dwas rais-ioso porsad
con- ing that the four prior presi-e ed by a reporter who said there real notions of progress and
use. dents didn't do anything about was widespread speculation morality . .. and to man as the
his it.a Ford mightpardon former Atty. Promethean, as the shaper and
----_s __Gen. John Mitchell and ex-White determiner of events ratherj
-_-__House aides H.R. "Bob" Halde- than their victim."I
man and John Ehrlichman. ! During an hour interview!
'" with the Daily, that was as col-
N TOULMIN m"THERE IS absolutely no va- orful as Signorelli's comments
o lidity whatsoever to that ru-
on Social Thought mor," Ford said. "In fact, you n contrast to his Democratic
versity of Chicago are the first one that has raised and Republican opponents, he
cago, Illinois it with me." is almost shy a quiet advocate
Ford said he hasn't made anyi ofacoomicreto
' Accun"" bility I election bets, but thinks he will T'eropcsedIternational
Scientists" defeat Carter. All of us-my Development Bank, he said
four children, Betty and my- woild channel the resources of
OCTOBER 21, 1976 self - believe that when the industrialized nations into a
votes are finally counted, the "retooline" program for under-
1057 MHRI American people will want four developed nations. Signorelli
_ years of the progress we made said 85 Third World countries
--- in the last two, and a better have called for the plan, as well
America during that period," he as for an international debt
EE M K - Psaid. moratorium.
E E N MAKE-UP Ford paused at the word

(Continued from Page 1)

talism to turn this depression
arov'nd." Signorelli said the U.S.
is on the verge of a "devastat-
ing economic collapse" and is
already going through a broad-
er deterioration of social serv-
ices because of economic ills.
He cited a recent cut in New
York social services which
took away money for the in-
spection of incoming ships for
poisoned rats - at a time when
bubonic plague has been report-
ed in South America and other
parts of the world.
Though a leftist group, the
Labor Party's opposition to
Democrats is even more fiery
than to Republicans.
"(The Republicans') threat is
simply their incompetence," he
said. "We see the Democratic
party as being much more
dangerous . . . This stuff with
zero-growth and counter cul-
ture has really messed up" the
socialist movement. r
Signorelli took pains to em-
phasive that the Labor Party re-
jects many of the leftist move-
ments of the Sixties as "syn-
thetic radicalism". The party,
he said, is devoted to a kind of
massive industrial progress
which would protect the en-
vironment and develop present
resources to a greater extent
than capitalist nations.
Corrections

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"four," and it seemed for an
instant that he was about to
say "four more." But that was
Nixon's campaign slogan in
1972, and he didn't repeat it.
Ford said Gen. Brown had
made imprudent and ill-advised
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nrograms would "utilize the ex- ed yesterday that Washtenaw
isting forms of industrial capi- County sheriff candidate Tom
Minick advocates placing ar-
THE MICHIGAN PAILV 'rested drug addicts on a "cold
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