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Officials
apprehend
prisoners
near Ypsi

By TIM YAGLE
Two men who escaped from the
Washtenaw County Jail in Ann Arbor
late Tuesday night were apprehended
in Ypsilanti by county officials yester-
day.
Danny Hopkins and Kelly Cross, both
24 years old, escaped from the jail at
10:49 p.m. Tuesday, according to the
jail's Security Commander Raymond
Zakrzewski.
THE COMMANDER said the inmates
broke the locks on two steel doors -
which prison officials admitted were

The Michigan Daily--Thursday, June 7, 1979-Page 3
weak - and scaled a 14-foot exterior ZAKRZEWSKI SAID the escape oc-
wall using a propped-up ping-pong curred "around 10 to 15 minutes"
table. The two then jumped into the before a scheduled security guard
jail's courtyard and apparently fled on change. He said the two inmates were
foot. dressed in jail clothing and possessed
Washtenaw County Sheriff Thomas no weapons.
Minick said a guard discovered the Cross, an Ypsilanti native, was cap-
escape at approximately the same time tured shortly after 11 a.m. yesterday at
that interior electronic warning signals the Fingerle-Hollister Wood Lumber
alerted jail officials an escape was in Company at 822 E. Michigan Ave. in
progress. Ypsilanti. Zakrzewski said no shots
"Our jail is not made to be a high- were fired during Cross' apprehension.
security operation," admitted Zakr- Hopkins, who is from Alabama, was
zewski. See YPSILANTI, Page 9

GOP contender Bush calls for draft registration

By MICHAEL ARKUSH
special to The Daily
PITTSBURGH - Republican
presidential candidate George Bush
last night said the federal government
should immediately institute a national
registration program for 18-year-olds to
prepare America in case another
nation-wide draft is needed in the near

future.
But the 54-year-old former CIA direc-
tor clearly stated during a news con-
ference at the Hilton Hotel that a new
draft is not currently needed and such a
program should be free from exem-
ptions to the "rich or those who want to
study their way out of the draft."
"THERE WERE too many loopholes

in the last draft. It should be universal
to have a wide variety of people. You're
not talking about being in the army
forever; you can come out and still get
an education," said Bush.
Bush, who announced his formal can-
didacy early last month, has been criss-
crossing the nation the last few months
to overcome his meager standing at the
polls. He trails the party front-runner,
Ronald Reagan, John Connally, and
Howard Baker.
But his underdog role apparently has
not dampened his hopes for a term in
the White House. While acknowledging
he has poor name recognition across
the country, the former ambassador to
the United Nations said he would cam-
paign hard, predicting that a good solid'
organization can overcome low
popularity.
"I'M CONVINCED I'll get the
nomination. I think I'm the most likely
Republican to beat Jimmy Carter, who
I expect will get the Democratic
nomination," he said.
Sounding many familiar Republican
themes concerning national defense
and economic policy, the candidate said
the government must limit the growth
of federal spending by seven per cent
annually and produce a balanced
budget by 1982. He stated, however,
that American commitment to the Nor-
th Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) must be increased by three per
cent per year to maintain security.
Blaming both Congress and the Car-
ter administration for the nation's
energy crisis, Bush said he believes an
effort should be made to coordinate the
coalition of free world countries to per-
suade Saudi Arabia that cooperation in
setting oil prices would be to their in-
terest. He flatly rejected the idea of a
western oil cartel simnilar to OPEC but
insisted more cooperation could ease
the shortage significantly.
HE ALSO called on the president to

immediately lift economic sanctions
against Rhodesia now that the new
prime minister, Abel Muzorewa has
taken over. Bush said the new regime
signalled a crucial improvement over
the Smith administration, which
justified an end to the sanction.
"Rhodesia has come a long way. It's
time for the president to lead and list
the sanctions; it's in America's interest
to have a country that-is going to be
friendly to the free world and not to
bring some Marxist-Leninist factions to
the government," he said.
When asked about the bitter op-
position that could come from the black
regimes of Africa if the sanctions were
lifted, the candidate raised his voice
and said, "I don't care about other
reactions. It's time for America to
stand up."
HE WAS LESS sure, however, of his
position on the new SALT agreement,
although he said he favors moves to
limit strategic arms on both sides. He
warned that a bad treaty is worse than
no treaty at all.
He did say, however, his current
knowledge of the treaty leads him to
oppose it. But he made clear that this
was not his final decision.
He refused to join the bandwagon in
Congress, and even among some of
Carter's closest aides, who contend that
Energy Secretary James Schlesinger
must resign. But Bush did say the
Department of Energy should not have
been created by the Carter government
because it has "just added more
headaches to the problem and hasn't
solved anything."
It was a busy day for Bush. He had
spoken in Philadelphia in the afternoon
and was scheduled to fly to Connecticut
last night. He also did some politicking
among Allegheny County Republicans
after his news conference in order to set
up organizations to remove his dark-
horse label.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL candidate George Bush yesterday called for a
national draft registration, during a press conference in Pittsburgh. This picture
was taken when Bush appeared in Detroit last March.
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Love on the tracks-
James Love, 44, didn't even blink when three
engines pulling 47 railroad cars rumbled over him
as he slept on the tracks in Petersburg, Va. "I'd say
it was miraculous," said Petersburg Police Lt. Don
Marin. "He's lucky he wasn't torn all to pieces."
The train's engineer spotted someone lying between
the tracks yesterday at 4:40 a.m., but couldn't
stop the train in time. Love was charged with public
drunkeness and was trundled home by a relative,
Marin said.
Travolta, move over
The VIP club in Bridgeville, Pa. is typical
disco-flashing lights, loud, pumping music, and
jiving bodies. The bodies, however, all are over 55
years old. and most are in their 70s and 80s. "It
makes me feel sweet 16 all over again," giggled 66-

year-old Theresa Sabatini. Maggie Jason, wife of
the club's owner, in December initiated senior
citizens nights on the first Monday of every month.
Senior citizens don't have to pay admission, and all
non-alcoholic beverages are free to them. Transpor-
tation used to be provided, but when the crowd grew
to 500, the free rides were abandoned. Now the
elderly hoofers organize their own transportation,
from chartering buses to asking their kids for rides.
"They really don't want to listen to Guy Lombardo
and all the old stuff)," said disc jockey Bill Sweet-
ser. "They want disco." Catherine Sheehan is 82
and said she's trying to learn disco steps. "If
everyone did the same thing, I could catch it a lot
quicker-but I just keep watching and trying," she
said.
HappeningsĀ«. . *
... begin at noon, when the Harmonie Ensemble

from the Residential College Players will perform
in the Liberty Plaza. In case of rain, the group will
perform in the Pendleton Room in the Michigan
Union ... it's the American Heritage Night at the
Michigan League, which will feature a New
England menu from 5 p.m. unjil 7:15 p.m... Rack-
ham Student Government will meet at 7:30 p.m. in
the Rackham Board Room in the Rackham
Building . . . FILMS; Ann Arbor Film Co-op
presents The King of Hearts in Aud. A, Angell HaR
at7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
On the outside
Watch out for the rain-there's a good chance of
showers and thundershowers all day long. The high
temperature will be near 80', while the low will be a
wet but mild 60'.

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