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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, August 10, 1978-Page 3
Parents of sick kids get advice
By ELIZABETH SLOWIK response since its inception six months justing. At first, they think it'll be a five to ii couples, and includes several
it her baby's birth, the new ago. normal 'delivery. Suddenly the baby is professional social workers, according
r expected only joy and hap- "IT'S PART OF our program now," whisked away with lots of tubes. It's as to Hunt.
to accompany the new life. But said Holden co-director Dr. Dietrich though their baby is being taken away ROLOFF SAID, "There are
ications developed, and now her Roloff, of volunteer counseling. "The to die. It's a psychological strain on the professionals among our visiting paren-
fears have been realized - the circle of care is complete." family," she said. ts, but they talk with the new parents as
s sick, perhaps dying, and there The volunteer parents contact the The program began six months ago parents and not as professionals. There
ing she can do to help. mothers and fathers of sickly newborns under the guidance of Roloff and is a sincerity in their spontaneous ap-
is when an innovative group of to share their experience, provide facts Kathleen Fletcher, a doctoral can- proach, a quality we would not want to
is steps in at the University's and answer questions. didate in special education. In the cour- alter with programmed instruction.
n Perinatal Intensive Care Nur- Roloff said that parents of the sick se of her doctoral research, Fletcher in- The common denominator here is that
The volunteers, parents of children often feel a sense of loss and, terviewed parents who said their ordeal these parents care, and they have found
en who were once cared for at especially for the mothers, of isolation. at Holden would have been easier had ways to deal with a crisis which they
n, counsel distraught new parents ANN HUNT, a volunteer and mother they been able to talk to someone who are eager to pass on to others."
erson-to-person, non-professional of twins who were hospitalized at had been through the same experience.
And the program has had a good Holden, agreed. "It's a problem of ad- The group has grown in number from See PARENTS, Page 10


Lone demonstrator
blasts animal cruelty

A strong love and concern for
animals is what has kept picketer Pen-
ny Livesay pacing every day in front of
Jacobson's for the past week. It cer-
tainly isn't the support of fellow demon-
strators that sparks her objections to
animal cruelty.
Except for occasional help from her
brother Chris, she's been out there
alone carrying signs with pictures of
TAs testify
before judge
on job status
Four teaching assistants testified for
the Graduate Employees Organization
(GEO) yesterday in the third day of
week-long hearings which are being
held to clarify the status of University
Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs).
Michigan Employment Relations
Commission (MERC) Administrative
Law Judge Shlomo Sperka is presiding
over the hearings, held on the second
floor of the Michigan Union. He will
See TAs, Page 7

tortured animals and fur-clad models
alongside slogans such as "Fun furs
aren't fun for the animals" and
"Fashion is no excuse for cruelty."
High School sophomore provides a
petition for passersby to sign and will
continue to picket the store for the
duration of its August fur sale.
"People think we're some sort of
weird minority. But the main purpose
of the picketing is to educate the public.
The main purpose of the petition is to let
Jacobson's know that the public cares,"
Livesay explained.
Livesay said she has always been in-
terested in animals but that it was not
until she started working for the Huron
Valley Humane Society that she
became so adamant about the fur-
trapping issue.
"DOGS AND CATS get caught in
these traps and people bring them in to
the Humane Society. That sort of
triggered it for me. These personal ex-
periences made me a radical," Livesay
Next to the petition lie pictures of a
trapped raccoon after it was brought in-
to the Humane Society along with
several sample traps. "If you got one of
those traps caught on your hands, you'd
break all your fingers. Animals tend to
yank themselves back and forth and the
trap saws through the entire paw,
which was what happened to that rac-
See LONE, Page 10

Doily Photo by JOHN KNOX
PROTESTING ANIMAL cruelty, Penny Livesay has been carrying her sign in
front of Jacobson's every day of the store's August fur sale.

True blue?
Pedestrians strolling down South and East
University Streets were a little concerned the other
day about whether the Ann Arbor Post Office is
doing its part to uphold true blue postal traditions.
They wondered why mailboxes where the two
streets intersect had been freshly painted brown,
when everyone knows U.S. mailboxes are supposed
to be blue. But never fear, said Ann Arbor Post-
master Richard Schneeberger. The mailboxes were
painted with brown primer, then covered with
blue enamel. The enamel was used, he said,
because the boxes at the intersection get more wear
and tear than most others in the city. So people
should be more cautious about questioning the
"rain, sleet, or snow" dedication of our local postal
officials. As Schneeberger said: "Our mailboxes
are superior to boxes in other communities . .. just
look at them objectively sometime."
Name that wine
Last, month yn reported that John Coleman, who
eirlier thi - Yer brought us "M Go Bue Wine",

will introduce four more brands aimed at spirited
college drinkers. The wines have such snappy
names as "Rose Bowl Red" and "Spartan Magic."
We suggested that Coleman introduce "Pasadena
Pick Me Up," a wine to soothe the post-Rose Bowl
blues suffered so often by University football fans.
But Coleman informed us he won't follow our
recommendation. "I won't be bottling any
Pasadena Pick Me Up wine, since my M Go Blue is
guaranteed not to go flat on New Year's day!" he
wrote. His letter was signed: "Fermentingly yours,
John Coleman."
Happenings ...
. . today are even sparser than yesterday. If you'
feel like a flick, the Ann Arbor Public Library will
present "The King and I" at 7:30 in the meeting
room of the main branch on S. Fifth Ave. The film,
starring Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner, will also
be shown tomorrow ... if you decided to hold off
and see the movie tomorrow, the Music School will
present Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" at S3in the
Mendelssohn tebtre.

What's in a name? Part 2
Beverly Cusack said she really wasn't surprised
she lost her bid to run against her husband in the
Ionia, Michigan County Board of Commissioners
race. After all, she didn't really do any cam-
paigning for Tuesday's primary. Her husband,
Robert, was unopposed in the Democratic primary
and will face Republican Marge Smith in Novem-
ber. "I picked up more votes than I even planned on
with no campaigning at all," the victor in the family
said. He added that he and his wife just didn't have
time to attend teas and knock on doors since they
are running a real estate business. Now that
Beverly is out of the race, she still said it's not so
easy to decide whom she will support in November.
"I will take a look at both candidates in October and
decide then," she said.
On the outside .. .
Yesterday's muggy, bothersome weather will
probably continue today. Skies will be partly sunny,
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