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(Continued from Page 3)
Why? I'd rather be working for
myself than punching somebody's time-
clock," she said.
But Shafer and Gunderman don't
break their backs for nothing - they
get a little something extra out of their
work. "If people think you care, they
care back, " said Gunderman, a
healthy-looking blond.
When Gunderman began working at
Crazy Jim's she occasionally became
irritated with demanding customers.
But she said she gradually discovered
that, "people are much nicer than I
thought-- it's nice."
Nonetheless, Gunderman said she
likes it when "people know what they
want and are willing to ask for it."
Shafer, a salt-and-pepper-haired man
in his early forties, and Gunderman
work together well. They move up and
down the narrow counter with perfect
synchronization. Shafer, after 24 years
of practice, deftly handles the spatula
at the hamburger grill, while Gunder-
man, a two-year veteran, takes care of
everything else.
WHILE THE SERVICE may be fast,
friendly and efficient, it's the food and
the low prices that really keep people
coming back again and again.
The customers sense the food is made

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 3, 1978-Page 7
with more than a smile
from scratch when Shafer has to run to desserts. because I don't get much back from
the back of the tiny, plain restaurant to THE SOUPS ARE another item Gun- taxes."
quickly grind more meat for ham- derman enjoys preparing because she Shafer, a quiet man, does not aspire
burger. can make them however she wishes. "If to turn Crazy Jim's into a national
A lanky young man smiles sheepishly 'I want to chop all the vegetables for the phenomenon. "This isn't a fast food
when he realizes Shafer has to put in a soup I can, and make it the quality I store," he said. "Fast food is when
little extra work on his steak sandwich. want without someone looking over my everything comes in prepared and even
But Shafer goes about his work without shoulder telling me I put too much weighed sometimes - I don't like that
begrudging the extra effort and says chicken in it or something," she said. concept." He said he is more interested
with a grin, "You had one yesterday." The question that burns in the mind of in quality even though prepared
THE CUSTOMERS of Crazy Jim's most customers is how Shafer can keep products would mean shorter hours and
range from construction workers to the prices so low (most people can stuff more money.
University administrators and local themselves at Crazy Jim's for less than "I'm into this place because it's real
politicos. But, Shafer and Gunderman $2). food," said -Gunderman, who smokes
admit that many times they don't even "If I have low prices, I don't have to constantly while on her breaks. "I
recognize local celebrities except by pay as many taxes," said Shafer. "I'd couldn't maintain my sanity cranking
what they order. rather give people a good bargain out pre-fab food."

To their surprise, they say the
majority of their business is not from
wayward quaddies who aren't thrilled
with the dorm menu. "We get a lot of
people who live in Ani Arbor and have
built a life here," Gunderman said.
The busiest time of year for the duo is
during football season. "It's a tradition,
because we've been her for 25 years and
it's part of the whole rah rah thing,"
Gunderman said.
Shafer and Gunderman don't use any
mysterious recipes. The original menu
was limited to burgers and pie and "the
other stuff just evolved," Gunderman
said. Eventually they added a variety
of other sandwiches, salads, soups and

Carter says he didn't

U.S. embassy finds
U "
Soviet bugging station
(Continued from Page 1 )
or news agencies. The tell-tale wire led into the ven-
An official in Washington, who asked tilation shaft where the bugging devices
not to be named, said there was regular were secreted. Near the top of the shaft,
physical penetration of the embassy by the sources said, investigators found a
Soviets without the knowledge of the dish-shaped antenna connected to the
United States. surveillance gear. The investigators
"We're still trying to figure this puz- followed the shaft down to an un-
zie out," he said. "We're doing a derground tunnel. The tunnel passes
technical assessment of the problem under a room where Soviet employees
right now. But it might take some time who clean the embassy are allowed te
to determine precisely how it works." change clothes and then into the
He said the equipment might be basement of the ajoining apartment
linked to the mysterious Soviet building.
microwave bombardment of the em-
Since the early 1960s, the Soviets have
been aiming microwave beams at the I l I
embassy's upper floors, which contain M E E T T
the offices of ranking diplomats and a
variety of electronic intelligence-
gathering equipment.
The peak strength of the radiation
has been focused in the vicinity of the
ambassador's office on the ninth floor,
located about 80 feet from the shaft
wher the bugging gear was discovered.E
Earlier speculation about the purpose DEXTEA
of the microwaves has included HOME
possible use of the beams to energize LiveA Th
Russian bugging devices or to try to foil FeninCaseYouHa
U.S. electronic eavesdropping efforts.
The sources here said the latest bug-
hunting episode began late last weekr
when security men running a routine
check spotted a suspicious wire behind
a radiator in one of the apartments on
the fourth of fifth floor of the embassy's
south wing.

freeSALT tals
The president walked in, carrying a The Post said it had been inform
folded-up copy of the Post in his hand. "authoritative sources that the
He threw it face-down on his desk and in feet of the administration tactics
an unusually firm manner denied that reject any new Soviet proposals1
the possibility of freezing the SALT time being. The newspaper d
negotiation had been discussed, "even identify its sources.
informally." Carter ignored attempt
CARTER SAID he understood "inad- correspondents to ask
vertent inaccuracies" sometimes crept questions.
into news accounts and that he accep- At the Post, Benjamin Bradl
ted them. executive editor, responded to in
"But this morning," Carter said, with the following statement:
"there was an example that I think was
serious enough to warrant a direct ap- "WITH THE GREATEST resp
pearance before you by the president of still believe that our informa
the United States." correct, that recent decisions ta
To the fewer than a dozen correspon- the administration have had th
dents on hand, Carter went on: "Before of freezing SALT negotiations in
this story was published the reporters way that agreement this sum
were informed the story was totally precluded."
inaccurate. The editors decided to go The last round of negotiatior
ahead with it anyway." ween Secretary of State Cyrus
A NUMBER of press accounts of the and Soviet Foreign Minister.
arms negotiations have indicated an Gromyko, was held Wednesday
impasse may be developing in light of York.
heightened U.S.-Soviet tensions over Vance told reporters then that
Africa. But the copywright Post story the basic issues still in dispute ha
went a major step further by settled. He said he would me'
suggesting the administration had Gromyko again, fixing a time an
decided to effectively freeze the after "checking our respective
negotiations. dars."

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