Wednesday, August 2, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, August 2, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Pop Nine
SEAT BELT LAW:
Buckle up or else,
warns federal govt.
WASHINGTON UP) - The
federal government yesterday
proposed that motorists and
passengers across the country
be required by law to buckle up
their seat belts.
The Department of Trans-
portation proposed to make
changes in U.S. highway safe-
ty standards and to apply them
nationwide. It said it may put
them into effect next April.
But, first, it invited Comments
States that failed to incorpor-
ate the proposed new rules
would risk the loss of 10 per
cent of their federal road build-
ing appropriations and of all
their grants-in-aid money, a
department spokesperson said.
The new standards would up-
date the milder measures intro-
duced in mid-1967 in an effort
to achieve national uniformity
in highway safety requirements.
Federal regulations require
now that seatbelts be provided
in all new cars, but there are
no state regulations compell-
ing their use.
An NHTSA spokesperson ac-
knowledged that enforcement
of a fasten-seatbelts law might
be difficult. He said safety bene-
fits would be considerable
nonetheless, since most people
tend to obey laws once they are
established and well known.
Persons caught failing to ob-
serve the new rules would be
reprimanded or fined. In cases
involving death or injury re-
sulting from failure to use
seatbelts, a person might even
go to jail, lie said.
The department also proposed
-Removal or modification of
a vehicle's safety-related equip-
ment be prohibited.
--Right turns on a red traf-
fic signal be permitted, after
stopping and under specified
conditions, except at locations
where signs specifically pro-
hibit such turns.
-Driving be illegal for any
motorist when he has 0.10 per
cent or more by weight of al-
cohol in his blood. That level
already is presumed in most
states to involve intoxication,
but some states still tolerate
levels up to 0.15 per cent.
Any driver would be required
to submit to a preliminary
breath test, upon request of an
officer who has reason to sus-
pect that alcohol has been con-
The new standards would per-
mit officers to make traffic vio-
lation arrests without a war-
Make way for trash
Traffic detours around a pile of garbage on this Berkeley, Calif. street because of a 21-day old strike
of city employees. Four unions are involved in the walkout in defiance of court injunptions.
Kenya men pioneer
in recycling waste
NAIROBI, Kenya ()-The babies wrapped tightly on the
two old men sit on the sidewalk, backs papoose-style in red an
surrounded by rows of tin cans yellow cloths, browse through
and bottles, and talk of Africa bookstall. African jabb blast
long ago. One says he can re- from a record shop.
member when there were no In double-breasted packet an
white men. rubber-tire sandals, Muchur
The other talks of his days in waits for buyers and seller
jail, detained by the British as alike, to pass his 7-foot-los
a Mau Mau tribal fighter before patch of pavement. He's su
Kenya became independent, rounded by a dozen other sid
walk businesses, including or
Wanjie Kamau and Gichuhi that displays framed portrai
Muchuru left their villages and of Jesus by leaning ther
came to Nairobi some 30 years against the temple wall.
ago to set themselves up selling "We pray inside the templ
secondhand tin cans-pioneers not outside," a Hindu said wit
in litter removal and recycling a shrug.
resources long before conser- Muchurn buys gallon oil ca
vatioiists took up the problems. at 21 cents and sells them at2
The used bottle and can busi- cents. Bottles sell at one centt
ness is thriving in Nairobi to- $1.40. Oil drums go up to $4.2
day, with Kamau and Muchuru Oil lamps made from tin car
acknowledged as deans of the cost 7 cents without a wick. H
trade. Their headquarters is a nets about $21 a month.
crowded stretch of sidewalk Muchuru and Kamau also se
outside a gray-columned Hindu a line of rural toiletries that a
temple on River Road, in a saidely used even in Nairobi
throbbing African and Asianis widely gsse eniNhbi
commecialdistict.green twigs as toothbrushes
commercial district, soft, gray stones to rub mi
Young African mothers in from feet, and dried, fibroi
miniskirts and turbans, their bush fruit as washcloths.
: igigit~iOOlgiiti'i New bottles and cans arei
short supply, and Kenyans fis
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Vote Repuolicoln on Aug. 8
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pect patients to bring their own
medicine bottles. A housewife
who visits the pest control de-
partment at city hall may take
home a quart of insecticide in a
Tinsmiths turn cans into
small charcoal cookers used in
many African homes.
In fact, the future in used
cans looks so bright that Much-
uru took on James Wamai as an
assistant a few months ago.
"It's not a bad business," says
Wamai, 25, who had trouble
finding regular work elsewhere,
"You make money-it's yours.
And you eat that day."
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Veteran motorcycle stunt man Evel Knievel shakes the brine
from his hair following his recent unsuccessful attempt to drive
a motorcycle across the Atlantic Ocean. He blamed his failure on
"a flooded motor."
Bremer pleads insanity
in Wallaee shooting ase
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. OP)
- A defense psychiatrist tes-
tified yesterday that she ex-
amined Arthur Bremer and
concluded he was legally insane
on May 15, the day he is ac-
cused of attempting to assassi-
nate Alabama Gov. George Wal-
Dr. Shelia Gray of Chevy
Chase, Md., said she diagnosed
Bremer as a "latent schizo-
phrenic" after examining him
for five hours on July 15 and
July 22 in his special cell at the
Prince Georges County jail.
"He lacked substantial capac-
ity to either appreciate the
criminality of his conduct or to
conform his conduct to the re-
quirement of the law," Gray tes-
Breme has pleaded innocent
by reason of insanity to 17
charges arising from the shoot-
ing of Wallace and three other
Gray appeared yesterday In
the absence of the jury in order
to establish doubt about Bre-
mer's sanity so that the pro-
secution could call psychiatric
FBI agents testified that
laboratory tests were unable to
link Bremer with the gun and
bullets allegedly used in the at-
tempted assassination of Wal-
Appearing on the second day
of Bremer's trial in Prince
Georges County Circuit Court,
the FBI men said they found
no identifiable fingerprints on
the 38-caliber revolver re-
trieved during the postshoot-
ing confusion at the Laurel,
Md. shopping center, the scene
of the shooting.
The prosecution witnesses
also said ballistic tests could
not prove conclusively that the
gun in evidence fired the bul-
lets which left Wallace para-
lyzed and the other three in-
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