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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 110

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 7, 1976

10 Cents

Eight Pages

lr1iSEE SAPPENCAaj ,6y
Hearts fluttered at The Daily yesterday when
the latest issue of University News, the student
publication at the University's Flint campus, ar-
rived with what purported to be a full-page inter-
view with President Ford. Daily editors have
been trying to no avail to obtain an hour of the
Chief Executive's time for more than a year, and
were understandably miffed at possibly being
scooped by our little sister. But a call to 'U' News'
faculty advisor Greg Waters soon revealed the
truth: Editor Rick Pamplin simply sent a list of
interview questionsrto press secretary Ron Nessen
last October, and received in return a series of
one-paragraph answers, which he billed as a spe-
cial "interview." "I'd love to know who wrote
them," Waters said. "It certainly wasn't Ford,
but it sure captures his cadence." Pamplin ad-
mitted that the News "normally does interviews
face-to-face," but occasionally "does things that
I guess are marginal journalism to call attention
to the rest of the paper." "It's a real coup, don't
you think?" Waters gloated. Sure we do.
February stars
The University's own Hazel "Doc" Losh says
February will offer star-gazers an exceptionally
good view of the "Big Dipper." The constellation
will rise above our northeastern horizon shortly
after sunset, rising higher and higher throughout
the evening. Just beneath the Dipper, says Losh,
will be Leo the Lion, a constellation formed by six
stars. The brightest star of the group is Regulus
which, Losh says, ancient astrologers regarded
as having great influence. "An old tablet states,
'If the star of the great lion is gloomy, the heart
of the people will not rejoice."' Ours certainly
won't-midterms come this month.
Happenings ...
.. .are all but nonexistent today. The Chinese
Student's Association will screen "Student Rebels,"
a film about the Chinese student movement, at 7
p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Union. The rest
of the day? We suggest staying in bed.
Painted lady
Betsy Ross in a polka-dot bikini? That's how
someone in Winter Park, Fla. painted a down-
town fireplug in a Junior League bicentennial pro-
ject, and the city fathers say it has to go. It
turned out the art was the work of staff mem-
bers and residents of a home for troubled adol-
escents, adding their own creation to similar hy-
drant paintings of Uncle Sam, Paul Revere and
others. "Indiscriminate painting of hydrants would
jeopardize our posture as a fire-fighting unit,"
the fire chief says. "Next thing you know," chims
in the city manager, "you'd have all kinds of
Packing for Peking
Ex-President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat,
have accepted "with pleasure" an invitation from
the Chinese government to revisit China on Feb-
ruary 21. It had been generally assumed that the
Nixons would wait until after the November elec-
tions before taking up Chairman Mao's invitation,
and U.S. officials were not forewarned of the
trip. Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief this
time, for Nixon will be traveling as a private citi-
zen. One report said China plans to send a plane
to pick up the Nixons in California. Observers say
the invitation shows the Chinese still respect the
former President's role in restoring Sino-U.S. re-
lations, despite the Watergate scandals.
Window dressing
Prostitutes in Southampton, England can now
display their wares in windows lit by red lights if

they are only advertising (which is legal), not so-
liciting (which isn't). A court ruling apparently
opens the way for British ladies of the evening to
copy their European colleagues, such as those in
Amsterdam, who've showcased their charms be-
hind glass for as long as anyone can remember.
Lawyer David Griffiths convinced a magistrate's
court that a prostitute who "does not project her-
self by trying to signal men by any act" is not
soliciting. That's good news, we guess, for the pro-
stitutes in Trenton, N. J., who you'll recall, are
raising havoc with the citV's downtown traffic.
Most of them can probably afford a one-way ticket
to jolly old England.
On the inside ...
Will the African nation of Djibouti be the next
Angola? Our Editorial Page features a PNS re-
port exploring that issue. Also, Arts Page offers
a review of. the Ars Musica concert by Nancy
Coons, and Sports features a complete account by
Tom Duranceau of last night's hockey game
against Michigan Tech.

"Shoplifting is the worst part of t
assistant manager of the Checkmate c
ment that has had more than its fair shat
"It's always something in the ba
ments Fred Wilkins, manager of the St
he sits in the "spy booth" inside his
FOR THESE managers and others
barely visible but persistent problem t
year-end inventory sheet as an annoy:
According to Steve Warren, gen
Corner, "We lost between 2 and 5 per
per year to shoplifting."
Kevin Sheets, manager of the Disco
Street, is in general agreement with
2 to 3 per cent. It's considerable in a

-m.erchants fight
HAND where between $100,000 and $150,000."
HOW DO they meet the problem? "We've done the apprehen-
he job," says Jim Carey, sion shtick. You look for them and prosecute," comments War-
lothing store, an establish- ren. "We've also rearranged the store. With that, we're trying to
re of heists. eliminate the stealability of items by putting small things closer
ack of your mind," com- to the counter."
ate Discount drug store as In addition, Campus Corner has a number of large circular
s establishment. mirrors positioned around its shelves to eliminate the blind spots
so helpful to a shoplifter.
s, shoplifting constitutes a Other anti-theft measures used by promprietors include the in-
hat shows up on a store's stallation of peep holes, the construction of spy booths with one-
ing drain on merchandise. way mirrors, the addition of book shelves on which customers place
eral manager of Campus their packages and backpacks, and the instruction of shop em-
r cent of our merchandise ployees to be on the watch for shoplifters.
unt Record outlet on State "ONE OF the best indicators that someone is trying to shoplift
Warren. "We lose from is rubbernecking," Warren says. "Maybe his body is hidden from
store with a stock some- view and he's looking all around.
,hocks rock

~shop ifters
"There's not much to go on other than vibes," he adds.
Discussing some of the methods used by shoplifters, State Dis-
count's Wilkins says, "Backpacks are a real problem, and purses
are bigger than ever nowadays."
"We had a couple of people in the store last week who tried
to take 13 albums. They stuffed them in their shirts and let them
slip down into their pants a little," continues Wilkins.
HE ADDS that all the albums were recovered and one of the
would-be thieves was apprehended.
"The latest tactic is putting the item on and running like
hell," according to Bill White, an employe at Marty's Men's
Clothing Store. "Last year we had two coats stolen off the manne-
quins. One guy even stole an entire mannequin."
A majority of store managers indicate that they will prosecute
Wilkins explains, "We prosecute every one. If you have an
easy reputation, you're in trouble."
See LOCAL, Page 2

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Three saleswomen admire merchandise at tha annual Kiwanis sale being held at 1st and
Washington Sts. This coat is one of hundreds of items at the sale which started Thurs-
day and ends today.
Buyers seek treasures'
at Kiwanis rummage sale
By MARGARET YAO affair and the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor
Rushing past a tired-looking mannequin Foundation expects to gross about $35,000, ac-?
Rshingh pads a tired-long maneqin, cording to club Secretary Gene Maybee.
with the word "sold" on its neck, a serious, Kiwanis is a national service organization
young man carried his white picket fence out with an all-male membership.
the door.
Another man with an antique light fixture in EACH YEAR over 3,000 bargain-hunters
hand, explained that EACHYgARogert,00tbargin-tttem
hand xpltaed thatdigging to the bottom come to Kiwanis headquarters at First and
of boxes stacked on the floor is the way to Washington Sts. to rummage through dishes,
"find your goodies.". clothing, shoes, hardware, toys and furni-
S A WOMAN, appearing a bit dazed, said in cltig shshdwrty adfu -
AWMAN a ppeyri . a bit aed, said ture. American flags, dog collars, Easter bon-
awe, "This is my first time. I gotta take it all nets, broken televisions, and plenty of other
he was standing t attic fare are on hand to brighten up the se-
Sh a tnig in the midst of a strange lection.
assortment of humanity and merchandise The selection is so voluminous that one vet-
brought together for the 49th annual Kiwanis e rs ervis soppesttonevto
Sale. eran rummager advised shoppers to come to
Today is the last day of the three-day gala See KIWANIS, Page 8
Bill maycontrol U'aid

Death toll up thousands

ByA A' and Renter -
temala - Powerful after-
shocks spread panic
through the battered
streets of Guatemala City
yesterday just two days af-
ter a killer earthquake left
at least 5,000 dead by offi-
cial estim ate. Unofficial
death t o l1 figures ranged
as high as 14,000.
Reports from the interior
said e n t i r e villages were
razed by W e d n e s d a y 's
quake and starving surviv-
ors were eating rats.
one shortly before noon followed
by weaker ones, sent thousands
of people into the streets and
parks wailing in fear.
"Porque, Dios mio! Porque,
Dios mio!" one man screamed
-"Why, my God! Why, my
The tremors-the hardest of
about 60 aftershocks that have
rattled Guatemala since Wed-
nesday - opened cracks in the
large downtown hospital of San
Juan de Dios and all the patients
were evacuated to the court-
yard. Some were moved later
to the showrooms of an indus-
trial exhibition park and tents
were erected for others.
and the U.S. Geological Survey
said the bigger shock registered
between 5.75 and 6 on the
Richter scale, far less than the
7.5 reported for Wednesday's"

quake but still considered suf-
ficient to cause "severe dam-
The United States and other
nations and international relief
agencies launched massIve aid
efforts, but getting the food,
medicine, water and workers to
the hardest hit regions outside
Guatemala City was made near-
ly impossible by landslides and
collapsed bridges.
"They're eating rats and any-
thing else they can get their
hands on," a Guatemalan Red
Cross official said of the devas-
tated interior. Authorities said

the hardest hit regions stretched
across three-fourth of this na-
tion of six million.
Committee reported that in ad-
dition to the dead, 15,000 had
been injured and at least 200,000
were homeless.
Caritas, the Roman Catholic
aid organization, said its reports
indicated at least 14,000 had
been killed and 40.000 injured.
The Guatemalan Red Cross es-
timated 8,000 dead while the
U.N. Disaster Relief Organiza-
See TREMORS, Page 8

Unemployment level
hits I13-month low

WASHINGTON (') - The na-
tion's unemployment rate de-
clined to 7.8 per cent in Jan-
uary, the lowest in 13 months,
as workers began finding jobs
again in near-record numbers,
the government reported yes-
The monthly decline f r o m
8.3 per cent was the biggest
monthly drop in 16 years. Total
employment rose 800,000 to 86.2
million, while unemployment
fell 450,000 to 7.3 million.
The monthly increase in em-
ployment, was also the fourth
highest since the Labor Depart-
ment started keeping records in
1947. Officials said many Gf the
gains were in the auto industry.
"That's going in the right di-
rection and we want to keep it

that way," President Ford said
in a speech in Arlington, Va.
He called for new support for
his policy of encouraging jobs in
private industry rather than in
Job gains were widespread
throughout the economy, espec-
ially for blue-collar workers.
The Labor Department's Job-
less report is based oi a regu-
lar monthly survey o 47,000
households by the Census Bur-
One of the administration's
strongest critics on jobs in Cn-
gress, Sen. William Prox Tiire,
(D-Wis.), said he is pleased
with the January rep -rt, al-
th -7gh he closely (pinstioned
whether the fig'ires might rot
be misleading in some way

A constitutional amendment
calling for tighter government
control over spending by state
colleges and universities has
been introduced in the s t a t e
The measure, sponsored by
Rep. Thaddeus Stopczynski (D-
Detroit) would require the legis-
lature to appropriate funds for
the various state colleges and
universities by category, rather
than in lump sums.

CURRENTLY, state -duca-
tional institutions are autono-
mous in their operations a n d
spending decisions.
The Stopczynski amendmnent
would make supervision of state
schools subject to legislative
mandates. "These elected or
appointed boards are 'ar too
autonomous in their abiliy to
spend state funds," Stopczynski
University officials reacted
with surprise to news of Stp-
czynski's action.

"THAT SORT of thing h a s
been tried in a lot of states and
it's not a very good way to do
things," said University Presi-
dent Robben Fleming.
"It tends to expose the pro-
cess of funding to a lot of poli-
tical factors," Fleming s a i d .
"I think that's very undesirable
and I'm sure most educators
would agree with me."
Richard Kennedy, Secretary
to the University and Vice
President for State Relations,
was equally- opposed to the bill.
"While an institution has a re-
latively high degree of auto-
nomy about how it spends the
fonds allotted to it, I think the
legislature is fully able to ex-
press its concern under the
existing system," he said.
KENNEDY SAID that the le-
islature could already d 3 a 1
with any abuses by an i'itu-
tion, and added, "There is cer-
tninly no need for anything like

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Woman journalist
gains top T post
The token Barbie doll image of women in television news is
hnn :- tr __n 1-a l- h rxie-. a- - M_, ln n -- n-2 _

Daily Photo by KEN FINK
University Professor of Natural Resources Dr. James McFadden testifies at a congressional hear-
ing held yesterday at the Michigan Union. The he aring was conducted by representatives Marvin
Esch (R-Mich.) and George Brown (D-Cal).
Profs ify o cologyaid

Ecology experts from regional universities tes-
tified at a congressional hearing held yesterday
.tth A- i hi:a-T n: n - n- th - -

quate" for the intent of the bill.
Dr. Robert Kaufman of Western Michigan Uni-
versity suggested that "research centers are
not what is needed" and commented on the "im-
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