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June 17, 1978 - Image 11

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The Mishtaan Uotly-uuuv uc x

Ford celebrates diamoind jubilee

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP)-Ford Motor Co. turned
75 yesterday, and for the occasion dressed some
"workers" in turn-of-the-century garb to assemble
a 1903 Model A.
The Model A, Ford Motor's first car, was followed
by the B, the C and the D and finally, in 1908, by the
sturdy little car that revolutionized the way_
Americans lived-the Model T .
The re-assembled Model A led a parade of three-
quarters of a century's worth of Ford cars through
historic Greenfield Village. Other parades were
held in New York City, Boston, Chicago and St.
Louis to commemorate the company's anniversary.
THE IMPORTANT of the vintage Model A was
not only symbolic. The first sale was to a Chicago
dentist whose $85 check shored up the company's

bank account, which had dwindled to $223.65.
The rest is automotive, and social, history. In 16
years, Henry Ford needed more than $105 million to
buy out the company's other stockholders.
Ford Motor started June 16, 1903, with 10 em-
ployees in a small, converted wagon factory on
Mack Avenue in Detroit. It wss one of 80 new auto
companies formed that yesr.
NOW, HENRY FORD'S grandson, Henry Ford II,
presides over one of the world's largest industrisl
corporations. Profita in 1977 totaled $1.7 billion from
operations in 1115 nations.
Ford sold 1,708 Model As, but his influence wasn't
really felt until he put together the Model T. From
1908 to 1927, Americans grabbed up every Model T
that Ford could turn out. The price eventusily

reached a low of $280, and the public took to the
moad.
During that first yesr, the fledgling company tur-
ned out about 10,000 Model Ta, each hand-built. It
wasn't until 1913 that Henry Ford envisioned the
moving assembly line for production.
THE STUBBORN MAN kept building the hasic
black Model T until deslers, facing stiff competition
from an upstart outfit called General Motors,
demanded a new car. In 1928 it came--the second
Model A.
Ford Motor was guided by Henry and a son, Ed-
sel, through the 1930s. By the mid-1940s, the com-
pany was in a financial shambles. Henry. Ford II,
then 28, was called home from the Navy to take over
insa bitter family struggle.
His grandfather died on April 7, 1947, at the age of
83.
The second Henry quickly turned around the
firm's financial picture by firing more than 1,000
executives and hiring aides whome he would credit
for the company's financial about-face.

B racy ruled ineligible
for Senate primary

(Continued from Page 31,
opponent, Detroit attorney Harry
Payne. Payne also failed to file the
17,764 signatures which the canvassers
said he must have.
Democrata who will be on the ballot
even if 17,764 signautres are required
Looking forea mte?
Advertise in the
Personals

include state Sens. Anthony Derezinski
of Muskegon and John Otterbacher of
Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor publisher
Phil Power, former Detroit City Coun-
cil President Carl Levin, state Rep.
Paul Rosenbaum and former Grand
Rapids Congressman Richard Vander-
Veen.
MARX BROS. In
ANIMAL CRACKERS
(at 7:30)
Prime cut-ups and put-downs by
Hollywoods master anarchists.
DUCK SOUP
(at 9:30)
Rufus T. Firefly and his three cohorts
in an acute portrayal of the fall
and rise of reedonia.
SUN: SHERLOCK JR.
(Free at 7:30)
Cinema Guild
OLD ARCH. AUD.
$1.50

FIFTH FORUM
i SOUTH
FIFTH , i 1
NOW SHOWING!
SAT. & SUN., 4:45-7:00-9:30
Just when you thought it was sate
to go back in the water...
ROY LORRAINE MURRAY
SCHEIDER GARY HAMILTON
Pc; PI ril 6et0w Sawsu

-'CLIP AND SAVE-
The ,Ann Arbor film Coeperntivie
Wednesday, June 21
LE PLAISIR
(The Pleasure-Max Ophuls. 1952) 7 only--AUD A
Thee Oiuy ideMupossoaiiitois, .adopied byonea cf it.esmasiericoftheFrenech cinema.JEAN
OAi. DANIELLE DARIEUX iced SIMONE SIMON starin aloleaboiitiithemadam~eofatwheiirhouse
whta esecher irls'tiihe ccuniiry for avacatione."Fe, Optcic. teesece.ofitha cinemx lies in ihe
play oftlighitiithe ugling ewih iirtaces. Hilesceastaieckscernitndigzagcsin viitiiiccftehiun to
caich every tecei ofithe Intiilceae eiiiigsaned cositumes ofhis tiles."-toy Armxec. In Freiichinwiti
Enalishsubtiiiies.
MR. ARKADIN
(Orson Welles, 1955) 9 only--AUD A
WELLES is Aehedie, amsterious, ineirnexioneal billicexirexwith imensie pow ead acshedowiy past,
xhc hiesxacsmcagler-turned-detectivee ictied lie REAL ircih ebxci himscelf. The search fmds to
som eticadventeie, uneillthe ewieestIcArkedie'sposi siari getingexmescdered. "iis ro
ieart tinich the iworkhfcimaneieteih aneuceistcahable geeius i-is ihe flm imedium,. le oiher xiords, It
is typicelly OrseneWells."-NEWORKTIMES.
Thursday, June 22
THE EMIGRANTS
(Jan Troell, 1972) 7 ocnly--AUD A
A prefccndly iccchiex celebrationscithe Ameriaexeperience, this lxndesarkepic tile s xmade ie
Swede. Starrieg MAX TON SYDOW aed LIV ULMANN, i ihe siory of the gratxiSwedish emiigixtixe
to Am~ericinthe middleofeth chentury.
FACE TO FACE
(Ingmar Bergman, 1976) 9:30 aonly-AUD A
LIV ULMANN Plxys x pschietrithoemstidmalewih he, o eeiortioineeacwell as ihxi of her
family, mige, an~xd caree.A deep,iites orhfome sSwedish master. "Bergnis athis
peak; this ic oeofihisfineesitfilms. Mics Ullmanees portritissuescherstitis asconeoi ihegreexi
acteses cfurday."-Jcdiih Crici. GUNNAR BJOtSTRAND, ERLAND JOSEPHSON. Is Swedishcwih
subtitiles.
Friday. June 23
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
(Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) 7 & 10:20-MLB 3
The only tiles to cxpiueethe cesedic geniuc of JACK aENNY. He plxys ithci greaxtPelish ecier. Josef
Vargo," hame star cof caWarsaw Shakesperencomspany, irying io tell Nazi espienageaned at
he scuetimee ep axecyxesnhis hbeuiful wie (CAROLE LOMBARDIluminocs is herlost role). Side-
spliting scomedy dixcdcwiih incedblwixadprecsconby Lubch.hJach Benny recsiinHamlet'c
famosc sliloquy(gucess chiih see)is lnecorih the price of adessioes.Wiih SIG tUMAN axc
Nxci cioogexand xaeseesorahlnFELIX BRESSARTea icrri g iecscenseaele. Doeetmis
BLUEBEARD'S EIGHTH WIFE
(tryst Lubisch, 1938) 8:40 onlyMLE 3
Insthi, eleganitxoc eesomxdBilly Wilder-Charles Bracketts cript, adaughterof Frexnch nobilit
condeccende siimaryxa richAmeilcanhebece hertfamily seeds ihe dough. But she discoversx strxnge
fxci about her snew husbond-he's had seven cives, xnd divcrced themsalli. Fast pacedaned fcnny.
"Wondcrfclly inventive"-Dxvid Thoescon. CLAUDOETTE COLBERT, GAtT COOPER, EDWARD EVERETT
j HORTON. B DAVID NIVEN.
Saturday. June 24
THE FRONT
(Martin Rt, 1976) 7.8:40, 10:20--MLB 3
WOODY ALLEN isxwoerfully coesic as Rocxrd Prince-The Front-Aerica's esunclihely hero,
paidbyhblacklised wriesto pt hi name tei workTh firstihetricalesmoviefcus on he
scandalous period oi McCorthyies ihat plagued ihexenetinmieet inducsy duringthx 1950x. Tess
of ihexstar, ,ZeoMosexanedHrschel Bernardi, ihB direcco ittBxansd ihx writer Walier Bentin
wereallblacklisixd in eal lif.

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