'U' begins sprucing
up for fall deluge
By SHELLEY WOLSON
Though school seems a long way off
to many students and professors
lounging in the August sun, the Univer-
sity has already started to ready itself
for the annual fall onslaught.
Some of the more noticeable aspects
of preliminary fall spruce-up can be
seen around campus, where plots of
flowers are being planted. There is also
a tree-planting program set for fall,
designed to further decorate the
BUT OTHER departments are star-
ting to spring into action and initiate
fall plans. CRISP employee Cynthia
Sawyer said the registration center is
already beginning to train its fall
workers. "We're finishing up
scheduling our orientees and getting
new people ready. We're also hiring
new people to work during fall
registration," Sawyer said.
University Cellar has also started to
prepare for the upcoming deluge.
"We've been ordering books all sum-
mer long. Now we're setting up medical
and dental book shelves because those
students come earlier than the rest of
them," said University Cellar clerk Fran
"It's a lot of back-breaking work,"
added textbook coordinator Karen
Galberach. "We've just started to sort
out things from last fall and winter.
"BUT YEAH," she promised, "we'll
be ready - we always are. We'll be
ready as the professors get ready -
we've already called some of the profs
to get them going."
DIAG BOARDS advertising fall
meetings have already been put up, in-
cluding several sorority-fraternity rush
posters. Upcoming University events
are also being publicized at this early
Even the Undergraduate Library is
getting into the act. "We're preparing a
self-guided tour to familiarize old and
new students with the library. We've
also prepared a videotape to be shown
in the lobby from September 4-15, also
designed to familiarize people with the
library," said Tim Richards, orien-
tation and instruction librarian.
Other changes to look for in the Un-
dergraduate Library are new signs and
guides which instruct library users in
preparing research papers and include
other basic information on how to use
library facilities. The self-guided tour
involves following orange cardboard
feet around the different areas of the
"The reserve office has been busy
getting materials ready for fall classes,
too. We just want to make it as easy as
possible for new students to find their
way around the library," added
Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
A PAVEMENT OVERHAULING in the driveway of the Union has forced cars
and bicycles to make unpremeditated detours. But it's all in the name of reno-
See you in September
Even prisoners get time off for good behavior, so
we figure we deserve a break, too. Today's Daily
will be the last copy you'll receive this year. We'll
resume publication September 7 with our new
student supplement, distributed free all over cam-
pus. We'll follow that with three more free issues
September 8, 9 and 10, just for good measure. Until
we meet again.. .
... begin with a reminder for graduates par-
ticipating- in summer commencement exercises
August 20. You can obtain tickets Monday through
Friday from the Diploma Office, 1518 LSA. All
degree candidates will receive four tickets on a fir-
st-come-first-served basis. If you ordered a cap and
gown you can pick those up at University Cellar
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. August 18 and noon to 4
pm. August 19. Commencement begins at 1:40
August 20 in Hill Auditorium. Students receiving
doctoral degrees from Rackham who will not be at-
tending commencement may pick up diplomas at
the diploma office (1518 LSA) before August 16. Of-
fice hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:45
p.m. All other diplomas will be mailed about Oct.
1 ... as for the happenings: the Wesley Foundation-
sponsors a hike/picnic/swim at Silver Lake. Call
coordinator Martha Ann Crawford at 973-2736 if
you're interested ... the Association for the Ad-
vancement of Appropriate Technology for
Developing Countries hosts an organizational
workshop from 9:30 a.m. -10 p.m. at the Rackham
Building and the Michigan League ... drop by
West Park from 2-5 for the weekly poetry series,
featuring readings by local poets ... top off the day
with a concert of piano chamber music at 4 in the
School of Music Recital Hall... SUNDAY, the
Workshop on appropriate Technology for
Developing Countries continues from 10-5 at the
' Rackham Building and the League ... the
Outing/Hiking group assembles at the Huron St. en-
trance of the Rackham building at 2 for its weekly
outing ... grab your partner and head over to the
lot at the corner of South University and East
University (next to the School of Education) at 8 for
a genuine New England Square Dance. The dance
will move to the basement of Hillel, 1429 Hill, at
9:30 ... MONDAY happenings begin in the Fish-
bowl where recruiters from the Peace Corps and
VISTA will meet with interested persons ... at 7,
carillonneur Gouwens offers a concert at Burton
Tower ... Diane McMullen, master's degree can-
didate, offers an organ and harpsichord recital at 8
in Hill Auditorium .., head over in the University
Club in the Michigan Union for some more musical
entertainment, where Eclipse Jazz sponsors a
weekly jam session from 9:30-1 a.m. That should
keep you exhausted until September.
No lead's in Gold case-
After almost two months of fruitless searching,
police continue to look for leads in the puzzling
disappearance of University student Beverly Gold.
Detective Charles Ferguson said yesterday police
were still "checking here and there", but that
things "aren't going anywhere." Gold's family has
been in daily contact with the police, Ferguson said,
and have been checking out the findings of a
phychic the family hired, who reported that Gold
could be found in Ohio. So far, that search has not
yielded results. Gold, a 20-year-old literary college
junior, disappeared June 16 from her apartment an
Coke adds life
A Dubuque, Iowa district court judge Thursday
upheld a $1,000 award to an Iowa man who said he
found a mouse in a bottle of Coke. Charles Bradley
had sued the Coca Cola Co. in small claims court
and was awarded the damages. The company ap-
pealed the ruling, but district court Judge Thomas
Nelson said Bradley was entitled to the compen-
sation after what he'd been through. Nelson said his
decision implied no negligence, but said, manufac-
turers must take the responsibility to "occasional
and unexpected circumstances." Bradley said he
bought the bottle of Coke from a vending machine at
his place of employment. He said he became sick af-
ter drinking half the bottle before discovering the
rodent floating in the remaining liquid. It was the
real thing, all right.
How quickly we forget
It was only two short years ago that everyone in
Washington was talking about "Fritz" and "Grits."
Today, the president's popularity has plummeted
and Walter "Fritz" Mondale has slipped into the
shadows. Despite earlier assurances that he would
assume an active role in the Carter-administration,
Mondale has all but vanished into obscurity. A con-
versation Thursday morning between a federal
government telephone operator and an Associated
Press reporter only served to reinforce that sad
truth. Here's how the conversation went:
Reporter: Hello, can you give me the number for
Walter Mondale's office?
Operator: Could you spell the last name, please?
Operator: Who is he with?
Reporter: He's the vice president.
perator: Vice president of what?
Reporter: Vice president of the United States.
Operator: You need Capitol Hill information.
That number is.. .
On the outside
In addition to savoring this final issue of the
Daily, you can savor the beautiful weather we'll
have today. It will be mostly sunny and dry with a
high in the mid 80s.