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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 72 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, December 5, 1976 Ten Cents Ei

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,F you SE wwS RAPPM.CLtY
Everyone knows kids can be a royal pain
in the ass, but Esther Cobb, a 21-year-old De-
troit school bus driver, probably tooki things a
bit too much to heart. She was scheduled to be
arraigned yesterday on charges of pulling a gun
on a bus load of unruly middle school students.
Detroit police said no shots were fired in the in-
cident, which occurred at about 8:30 yesterday
morning. Cobb allegely ordered 34 students from
the Cerveny School in northwest Detroit off the
bus for unruly behavior, relented, and when loud
talking resumed, she again ordered the students
off. A pushing and shoving skirmish broke out,
and, according to student Larry Crunk, 14, she
pulled a pistol from her purse and shouted "I
am going to kill one of you or all of you. Mat-
tie Lee, a teacher's aide also on the' bus, stepped
between the gun and the students as the young-
sters rushed off the bus, police said. Neighbors
notified police and Cobb and Lee were taken into
custody. Lee was later released.
The City of Grosse Pointe Farms held a beer
bash Friday, but nobody had a sip of the stuff.
.As officials looked on with dismay, a snowplow
methodically destroyed 400 cases of untaxed Coors
beer on orders from the Michigan Liquor Control
Commission. The beer was discovered by police
in October, stashed in an unoccupied home. The.
brand is not sold in Michigan, and thebeer was
declared contraband and seized. State alcohol tax
on that much beer would have come to $186.
"What a waste," moaned one fireman who watch-
ed the snowplow destroy the brew.
Happenings ..
begin at 9, with the Ann Arbor Potters'
Guild's annual Christmas sale, at 201 Hill. It runs
until 3, in. case you want to sleep in ... The Cen-
tral Student Judiciary (CSJ) meets at 1 in the
MSA offices at the Union ... There is a Russian
festival at the Russian House, 623 Oxford, from
2-5. Everyone interested in Russian language and
culture is welcome ... The Canterbury House Gay
group discusses "Death and Dying, at 3. Canter-
bury House is at the corner of Catherine and
Division ... The new Women's Studies Consortium
Lecture Series presents Prof. ,Annis Pratt, speak
ing on "Women in Literature: Black Hole in Space
or Undiscovered Galaxies?" from 7-9 at the Holy
Trinity Church, Ypsilanti ... Selo Black Crow
speaks on Native American Indian religion, cul-
ture, and an 1863 treaty still abrogated by the
United States, 7:30 at the Lord of Light Church
on Forest and Hill ... On Monday, two speakers
from the Human Sexuality Office talk about male
and female homosexuality, at 3, in 2402 Mason
Hall ... The U-M Women's Studies Program pre-
sents the \film "The Pumpkin Eater," in MLB
Aud. 3, at 7 ... The U-M Concert Band performs
at Hill Aud. Monday evening at 8. Admission is
Boys tvjll be boys
So you think that Michigamua's old initiation
rites were a bit kinky, 'eh? Well, check out Phi
Delta Theta's chapter at the University of Texas,
in Austin, where police stopped a van weaving
through the streets Friday night to find 29 frat
brothers, 27 nearly naked, covered with hot suace,
raw eggs, and corn chips. Residents of Cedar
Park, a community just north of Austin, had
complained that the van's occupants were throw-
ing open the doors of the van, yelling and hurl-
ing empty beer cans. The boys were charged with
drunk driving and disorderly conduct..
Evel lurks
With Greyhound buses and the Snake River
Canyon apparently not enough of a challenge,
Evel Knievel has announced that he will attempt
to jump his motorcycle 90 feet across a tank
containing 12 sharks in Chicago next month. Each
of the sharks, promotors of the act said Friday,
will be "no less than eight feet long." They will.

be captured in Florida and shipped to Chicago
for the daredevil stunt, which will be part of a
television special.
British basket cases
A leading London psychiatrist said yesterday
that three former British cabinet ministers were
suffering from serious mental disorders and rec-
ommended psychological tests for all members
of Parliament. Dr. Robert Greenberg, who de-
clined to name the ministers, said he made his
diagnosis from watching them on television, read-
ing their speeches, and in face-to-face meetings.
Tell-tale flushes, tearfulness, throbbing veins, and
dry mouths were among the symptoms he said
he observed.
On the *iside . .
... The Sunday Magazine features Dan Tsang's
look at the 4th Annual Gay Academic Conference
in New York ... On Sports Page, Don MacLaugh-
lan and Scott Lewis recount Michigan's bruising
78-57 decision over the Rams of Fordham at Cris-
ler yesterday.




on military;-


rumors abound

From Wire Service Reports
PLAINS, Ga.- President-
elect Jimmy Carter yester-
day sajd he was studying
the miltary chain of com-
mand so he will be well pre-
pared if there was an in-
ternational military crisis
when he takes over the
White House.-
Carter said he is taking
a look at the command
system linking the Presi-
dent, as commander-in-
chief, with America's "field
forces" worldwide because.
"in case of a crisis the day
I'm inaugurated, I need to
know all that before I as-
sume responsibility.".

THE PRESIDENT-elect spent
the day at ease, enjoying a
barbecue with brother Billy, but
rumors of potential cabinet and
government appointees, abound-
ed. Among them:
0 John Doar, staff director of
the House impeachment inquiry
against ex-president Richard
Nixon, was under consideration
as Carter's attorney general, ac-
cording to the New York Sun-
day News.
* Atlanta attorney Robert
Lipshutz has been picked as
White House counsel, reported
the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
* Juanita Krebs, vice-presi-
dent of Duke University and a
prominent economist, was re-
portedly being considered for
either a post on the Council
of Economic Advisers or as la-
bor secretary.

Judge, doctors let
comatose woman die
By AP and UPI
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 26-year-old woman whose vital
functions were controlled by machines for two weeks died yester-
day 13 minutes after she was disconnected from the devices on
the order of a judge.
The machines attached to Celia Cain were disconnected at
12:25 p.m., according to John Corrigan, a spokesman for St. Vin-
cent's Medical Center. A death certificate was signed about 1:15
p.m., he said.
DOCTORS SAID Cain had been clinically dead for two weeks,
that her brain was partially dissolved and that her blood was be-
ginning to coagulate within her blood vessels.
The mother of two children, ages four and nine, Cain entered
St. Vincent's Medical Center for a routine hysterbctomy on Nov.
19. She underwent surgery the following day, but developed breath-
ing problems.
She was then rushed to the intensive care unit and put on the
respirator. She lapsed into a coma about five hours after the

But Carter said yesterday he
is taking his time picking Cab-
inet members because "it would
suit me fine if I wound up the
four years with the same Cab-
inet member I pick now."
THE NEW YORK paper said
Doar, who held top Justice De-
partment posts in the Kennedy
and Johnson administrations,
was one of three persons un-
der consideration for attorney
general. It did not name the
other two.
It also said it had learned
that A. W. Clausen, chairman
of the Bank of America, had
asked that his name be with-
drawn from consideration as
Treasurv secretary. It said oth-
--s being looked at for the
Tr'-pn~irv iob were Irving Sha-
niro. chairman of E.I. du Pont
dq Nemours & Co., and Robert
Poosa, a member of a Wall
Stroet investment firm.
An early Carter supporter,
Iinshut7's annointment would
m nke him the next president's
chi-flwyer and a policy ad-
viser in a number of areas.
UTPSTHITITZ. 54, vice chairman
of the Georgia Board of Hu-
rman Resources, declined to
conmment about reports on his
selection. He would have to
divest himself of private bank-
i-v and financial interests be-
f-e taking the White House
Tinshntz, 54, is vice chairman
of the Georgia Board of Human
Resources, a post to which he
was originally named by Car-
ter as governor in 1972.
Linshutz is now commuting
between Atlanta and Washing-
ton, where he is serving as
legal adviser to the Carter
transition staff.
LIPSHUTZ supported Carter
See CARTER, Page 7

Doily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Art for art's sake
, Throw away your Rembrandts and Eschers - "Professor Guy Paleozoic", self-styled prehistor-
ic artist, is going to take on the world of .art by storm if he can keep turning out oiaster-
pieces like this one. The art instructor has been putting in gag appearances at local art fairs
this weekend.
t Needmoney

You say you want to go to the
Rose Bowl but can't afford the
price of a tour? You've been
waiting all season but your
bank balance is a little bit on
the short side? Is that what's
been bothering you?
Well, some enterprising stu-
dents at West Quad have come
up with a get-rich-quick scheme
that's going to make you feel
better in no time. For a simple
$20 investment, the ambitious
entrepreneurs promise, a stu-

dent can end up with a'cool 320
bucks, almost enough to send
an ardent Wolverine fan to
Pasadena and back.
THE PLAN resembles the
"chain letter" concept in some
respects, but instead of receiv-
ing postcards, the gambler is
supposed to get cash. All busi-
ness is conducted outside the
U. S. mails to avoid any viola-
tion of postal laws.
Here's the plan: one pur-
chases a letter for ten dollars,

respirator was put in place, and
rologist, testified that he diag-
nosed the woman's brain as
dead that night and asked the
family for permission to dis-
connect the respirator Nov. 23.
"I said absolutely not," her
husband, Gerald Cain, testified.
"I prayed that God would give
us a- sign."
But a week later, he changed
his mind.
I FELT WE got the sign when
her condition worsened and the
doctors convinced me her brain
'was dead," Cain said.
He gave his permission Nov.
30, but Green became uncertain
if he had the legal authority to
disconnect the machines and
Cain's lawyers then petitioned
the court to intervene.
The order was issued by
Duval County Circuit Judge
John Cox, who decreed that
the devices be removed for a
period of 45 minutes. If there
were signs of life at the end of
that time, the support system
was to be restored. If not, Ms.
See WOMAN, Page 2

never regained consciousness.

Death haunts Texas murderer

receiving a list of six names, a
brief description of the process
involved, and a five-dollar
money order. The buyer is ask-
ed to give the money order to
the first person on the lisi, then
make two copies of the list,
moving each name up and
adding his or her own name to
the bottom.
The next stop is to purchase
two $5 money orders and attach
one to each of the letters. The
buyer. now becomes a seller
and tries to unload his enve-
lopes for. $10 apiece.
THE IDEA was initiated by
Mike Arvidson, a West Quad
sophomore who was involved
in a similar scheme last year
at Western Michigan University.
"Everyone needs some extra
money, so I thought I'd try and
talk it up," said Arvidson. He
added that the idea caught on
quickly, and that he had four
letters sold before they were
Arvidson said the money-mak-
ing scheme didn't work out well
at Western because "there were
eleven names on the list and
the process was too long."
SOME STUDENTS, naturally,
become skeptical as the plan
goes throughuits stages, and
discontinue out of fear of los-
ing their money. Others refuse
to gamble at all.-"I can't afford
to take the chance." said one
woman student. "It is too
See FAST, Page 7

HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (UPI) - At the gray steel tablei
day room just off death row, Robert White's lips tremble;
talks of dying in the electric chair. But his mouth tightens in
at the thought of life behind bars.

in the
as Aie

Like convicted Utah murderer Gary Gilmore, who observed
his 36th birthday on Death Row yesterday, White has asked to be-
executed. And like Gilmore, an appeal of his case is pending be-
fore the U. S. Supreme Court.
TORMENTED BY life and death at the same time, he steadies
his tattoed arms under laced fingers and leans forward, speaking
nervously in almost a whisper. And his rage matches his fear.
"Do I feel like I should be executed? I feel like I should be
punished," White says. "But they asked for my death and I gave
it to them on a silver platter.
"Now they can't accept it."
WHITE, HOWEVER, sees his execution, set for Friday, as a

sacrifice to show the cruel and unusual punishment of dying at the
hands of the state.
"People ought to think about it. They're not hurting the man
himself. They're hurting the people on the outside. The innocent
"I'm doing this for the people - for the people on death row
and their loved ones," he said in an interview. "There are thous-
ands of people out there who are going to be hurt when their loved
ones, their sons, their daughters, husbands, get executed."
WHITE KILLED an elderly grocery attendant and two teen-
age customers during a $60 robbery in 1974 in rural north Texas.
After two years and three months on Death Row he asked a Collin
County judge to sentence him to death and be done with it.
"I don't want to live with myself no more," he said. '[ve
asked them to let me go ahead and be executed. The main thing
I want to show the people is capital punishment is not the way for
See ANGRY, Page 7

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Luker reflects on MSA.

called in
"A very large mistake" in
the vote tally has prompted
the Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) election director to call
for a complete recount of last
wk's voting results.
Director Myra Willis said yes-
terday that MSA officials had
mistakenly allotted a candidate
.30 iistead of three votes in
their tallies. A recount for the
11 dMSA seats is set for noon
THE REVITSED) tallies "verv

woes of apa
'.I can sum up my nine-month term as presi-
dent of MSA in one word," said Calvin Luker,
"and that is 'survival'. All we were able to do
was keep MSA alive."
But Luker, who took the helm of Michigan
Student Assembly after the organization's first
election last spring, said his time hasn't been
wasted, despite MSA's problems.
"THERE'S CREDIBILITY with the -adminis-
tration now," he said in an interview before last
week's semi-annual election. "They think MSA
has some notential."
Laker did not follow the traditional path to
the Universitv. After dropping out of Ann Arbor
High Scho'l in 1996 at age 17, he johd the
Army and eventually served 13 months in Viet-

thy, discord
of Americans?' and he would say 'Me no care
Americans, me no care Vietnamese.' All he real-
ly wanted to do was work in his rice paddy and
not worry about a bomb hitting it."
'I've probably spent a fourth of
my time working on productive
things and the rest trying to fend
of counter-productivity on t h e
part of MSA members.'
-11ISA President Calvin Luker


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