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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 9-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, May 14, 1977 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
By SUE WARNER I wanted from the food co-op, and it's my father's
birthday," said Rosenberg who was seated outside
For those superstitious souls, yesterday was the the Union waiting for his mother's bus to arrive. He
ew f UStereday to keep fingers crossed, and avoid walking under expressed confidence she would arrive safely in spite
ladders or crossing the path of black cats. of yesterday's date.
In Ann Arbor, however, sanity prevailed as most Kay Bailey and Mary Wander also offered their
citizens went about business-as-usual without con- observations on the bewitching day.
O n this fiend ish siderable trauma surrounding Friday the Thirteenth. "I PUT IN a job application today; that might be
a bad sign," remarked Bailey.
ROBERT ROSENBERG confessed the most ter- Wander, who had been stood up for a second time
rible thing to happen to him yesterday. "I started in an effort to recruit University students as tutors;
Fy esinging a Neil Diamond sang this morning,"he said. also reported buying a bike lock which didn't fit her
"In fact it's been a goodtday. My mother is com- chain. "I don't think I should even be talking to
ing from California, I finally got the peanut butter See 13th, Page 9

President
jobs bills;

sigi
har

Wet work
U.S. high jumper Dwight Stones applies his "on-the-back
approach" in a swimming pool before participating last night
in a track meet in Jamaica.
UWis investment
queried by St e
MADISON, Wis. .')--Atty. Gen. Bronson La Follette is investi
gating whether the University of Wisconsin's investments in firm
doing business with apartheid South Afri-ca are illegal tnder stat
taw. .
The inquiry comes at a time when some students here and o
campuses elsewhere are protesting such investments by univer
sities, claiming they constitute complicity in policies of racia
segregation.
LA FOLLETTE said he began collecting data on the holding
after The Daily Cardinal, a UW-Madison student newspaper, sai
it had documents indicating the university held $14 million wort]
of investments in companies which do business in South Africa.
Deputy Atty. Gen. David- Manson said Thursday the sratt
Justice Department would determine whether these holding
violate a law prohibiting investment of donations to the universit
in any "company, corporation, affiliate or subsidiary which prat
tices or condones through its actions discrimination on the basi
of race, religion, color, creed or sex."
"I haven't looked at the material yet," Hanson said. "I knos
the statute prohibits the investing of university trust funds i
corporations with discriminatory policies."
HANSON SAID he didn' know how long the investigation wou
take.
On Thursday, a dozen students briefly took over the offic
of UW-Madison Chancellor Edwin Young to protest the universit
holdings. They were ejected by university police with no arrests
Students on the campus voted in a referendum last month b
See U-WIS, Page 10

young people
WASHINGTON (A') - Presi- created directly by the new bill
dent Carter signed two bills yes- was arrived at by doubling the
.erday that officials say would number of jobs created by the
create more than 1.1 million earlier bill, which cost half as
lobs, mainly among construc- much as the new program.
iion workers and young people. The public-service jobs bill is
Carter called the legislation designed to add 415,000 new jobs
"a major move in the right di- by the end of the year to a
ection." program that now pays for 310,-
ISIX jobs.
ONE BL. authorizes spend-
ing $4 billion on public works THE PRESIDENT signed the
projects, such as repairs and two bills at a small desk in the
construction of schools, water thite House Rose Garden, while
works, and other public facili- riayors of major cities and a
ties. group of congressmen and sen-
The other bill, part of Carter's.
economic stimulus program, is
a $20-billion appropriation bill,
including $4 billion for the pub-
lic works projects; $1 billion for
?00,000 youth jobs, $8. billion for
public service jobs over the
next 18 monthe for people who
have had problems finding
work, and $631 million in gen-
crl aid for state and local gov-
ernments.
T'e $4 - billion public works
bill, Iarter said, 'outld create
300,000 jobs in construction
'rades and another 300,000 jobs
elated to them. The $20-billion
innropriation bill included $4
uillion to fend the program.
.i-
s THE PUBLIC works bill ex-
a tends and expands a $2-billion
public works bill signed late
Inst year by then-President Ger-
n ld Ford, which created op-
a- roximately 141,000 jobs direct-
l ly in the construction trades.~ '
A spokesperson for the Com-
merce Department's Economic
s Development Administration,
d which oversees use of the mon-
h ey, said the estimate of 300,000
construction jobs that would be

7s two
d-hats,
to gain
otors looked on.
AFL - CIO President George
Meany, who had, criticized the
public works bill as insufficient,
was in the crowd but did not
take part in the ceremony.
Carter said the public works
jobs would be in the private
sector. "It is not a make-work
*ype job opportunity," he said.
IE ADDED approval of the
tirogram demonstrates "in a
-ivid way the close cooperation
that has evolved between the
See CARTER, Page 9

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Mda Bell,
energy
and~hope?"
Daily Photo by CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER
Obh ,those vibes...
page 3 Vibraphonist Gary Burton wooas an audience last night at the
m-wnwayPower Center.

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