Tuesdoy, June 14, 1977
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Perez claims harrassment
By KEITH B. RICHBURG
Special To The Dalhy
DETROIT - Leonora Perez, the second of two Veterans Ad-
ninistration (VA) hospital nurses accused of poisoning several
patients in the'summer of 19~5, took the stand in her own de-
fense yesterday to declare her innocence and tell of harrassment
and threats by the FBI.
Perez described how the, FBI opened a headquarters at the
VA after the breathing failures of Atigist 15. She said she was
interrogated there "nuimerous times" by "plenty" of Federal
"THEY WERE mean," Perez said of the agents. "The other
one kept pounding the table. They said 'yott're not telling the
truth.' They accused me of being a liar."
Perez then pointed out Federal agents Daniel Russo and Rich-
ard Guttler, who were seated in the courtroom at the prosecu-
tion table. She said Guttler and Russo followed her to Chicago,
and Guttler told her that because she didn't confess, "this will be
the last time you see your boy, your son, again."
Perez then said "I have nothing to confess. I am innocent.
See VA, Page 6
Young says grads
face new challenge
By KATHY IENNEGHAN scheduled for Spartan Stadium
but rain forced them indoors for
Special To The Daily the third time since the cere-
EAST LANSING - U.4. An- monies began.
bassador Andrew Young told
3100 graduating seniors at Mich- AN ESTIMATED 2000 parents,
igan State University Saturday relatives and friends of gradu-
that the class of 1977 "may face ates were forced to watch the
a challenge which may be even ceremony on closed circuit tele-
greater than the challenge of the vision in the University Audi-
forties." torium and Bessey Hall.
T h e controversial diplomat Young, whose address was in-
spoke to a capacity crowd of terrupted by applause at several
7600 at Jenison Field House. points, departed from a pre-
Commencement exercises were pared text dealing narrowly with
the U.S. response to world de-.
velopment to cover a wider
range of topics.
WIs Young pointed out that in June
1947 when Secretary of State
George Marshall used a, Har-
vard commencement address to
outline the MarshallPlan for re-
building Europe. Michigan State
University President. C 4i f t o n
Wharton, Jr. received his de-
dj_ gree that day.
By LORI CARRUTHERS "JUST AS Wharton's class
BLA OI ARTHE Rsg dy took on the challenge of the
LANSING -- The closing day wotorld at that lire," said Young,
activities of Michigan's Interna- tle class of '77 can take on the
tional Women's Year (IWY} challenge of w ir kdevelop-
meeting Saturday was less con- mal"o
troversial and a little more mnt d
constructive than Friday's ver- Young warned tse class not to
hal brawing between feminists shirk the responsibilities whichi
and anti-feminists, come with American affluence.
Disagreements between the "The free enterprise system
various factions at the Lansing creates aspirations and expecta-
Civic Center were less preva- tions," he said, "but has no
lent because the first item on mechanism to deliver. We find
the day's agenda, were the regimes becoming more repres-
rules. It took over 45 minutes sive as a result."
to pass the rules in their erigi- The American consumer ethic,
nal forms. said Young, not the Soviet Un-
TIE RULES had not been ion, is the main impetus for
iiade clear Friday and became change in the world.
See IWY, Page 6 See NEW, Page 6
DEDE VITTORI (left) issues Beth her new ID to mark the beginning of a new life as a
University student. The two exchanged words during a three day orientation session de-
signed to familiarize incoming student with the University campus and procedures.
Freshfolk get acquainted with7
'U'du 3-day orientation
By DENISE A. FOX out growing impatient or bored.
"We tell them that the cube supplies energy
"How to get adjusted to University life in for the administration building and professors
three days," alias freshperson orientation, has are buried under the Diag," he says.
begun. ANOTHER orientation leader, Joanie Eusani,
South Quad is the scene of frenzied activity explains that while nobody really likes the
as new students arrive, others are in the mid- testing, tost new students enjoy orientation
die of their program, and still others are pre- overall.
paring to leave. "The tests were definitely rough," contends
ORIENTATION is a three-day p r o g r a m one orientation student. But he "very definite-
where incoming students are acquainted with ly" thought orientation was helpful in getting
each other and the University. The program acclimated to University life.
on the first day is non-academic, and includes Besides orientation for freshpersons, there is
a walking tour, a movie about University life, also a parents' and transfer students' orienta-
and outdoor activities. tion.
The second day consists of group counseling The purpose of parent orientation i to give
and placement tests, and the final day includes parents a thorsiugh anderstandintg of University
individual academic counseling and registra- life. Their program consists of lectures from
tion. , faculty, counselors, and relsresentttives from
"I think it is great," says orientation leader Health Service as n-ell as rap sessioiis with
Warren Lockette. "You are helping people students.
learn their way around and you are cutting The program for transfer students espha-
red tape." sizes academic aspects of transferring, like
THE DUTIES of an orientation leader con- making sure degree requirements are net,
sist of checking the students in, conducting the minimizes the social aspects,
meetings, and in general making the students A transfer student commepts on her two
feel as comfortable as possible. day program which basically consisted of test-
Lockette has to explain time and again what ing and counseling by saying, "If you've al-
the ID card is for, how to get to the rooms, and ready been to a school, you know what's going
when to meet for the first meeting, all with- on."
You bet your life
Tom and Philomena Drake of Pittsburgh who
decided to spend their life savings on lottery tick-
ets, are now selling personal possessions for more
wager money. "Except for a few dollars here and
there, we're out of cash on hand," said Philomena
Drake, 26. "We've already bought $3,000 worth of
tickets, and "we don't have enough ready cash to
buy another book of 500 chances. We figured we
could raise the money by selling everything," she
said. They netted a little more than $100 Saturday,
mostly from the sale of her 10-speed bicycle, a
Christmas present. The Drakes say they will spend
$20,000 before the state's "instant millionaire" draw-
ing sometime this summer, So far, the Drakes have
won $700 in instant cash prizes. Lottery officials
have advised the couple to give up their betting
game but they persist. Odds against any one ticket
winning the lottery are 35 million to one and even
the Drakes will have no better than six chances
in 10,000 with all their stubs,
... today begin with the Southeastern Michigan
lice Health registration at 9 a.m. .. and our long
lie Health, registration at 9 a.m. ... and our long
list of happenings concludes today with the Row-
ing Club meeting at 8 p.m. at the V-Belt.
Narc, Narc, who's there?
To many high school students, Police Sgt. Leo
Arone head of Enfield Connecticut's two-man nar-
cotics squad seems to be everywhere and when
a T-shirt bearing his image goes on sale he may
well be. The shirt first appeared last week and
the muscular detective with the shaven head got
one. He likes it. Under his picture on the shirt
are the words: "Narc Narc, who's there?" The
only above ground outlet for the shirts is Peggy
Cartwright who is selling them for $4.50 each.
For obvious reasons, she is staying mum on who
makes the shirts.
On the outside
You are about to enter a world where things
are not always what they seem. You are prob-
ably under the delusion that this is the month
of June - it's not. It is actually the month of
April which today's forecast should make pain-
fully clear. The high will be 74 under cloudy skies,
and thundershowers are likely. Tonight's loss will
be 51 and once again ominous clouds will be over-