Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 51-S
Wednesdoy, July 26, 1978
By MITCH CANTOR
The most recent doubledeckers to
invade Ann Arbor come from England,
not a fast-food restaurant.
The Liberty Shuttledeckers, genuine
London bi-level buses, were imported
by Ann Arbor Tomorrow, a group com-
posed of "anybody and everybody in-
terested in the future of downtown Ann
Arbor," according to Carol Sullivan,
executive director of the organization.
ONLY ONE OF the red vehicles,
which are all approximately 20 years
old, is presently in operation. The other
two will probably begin their State
Street to Main Street routes sometime
next week. The single bus, which began
X running Monday morning, usually
makes its rounds four times per hour.
See JOLLY, Page9
A BIT OF MERRY old England came to town yesterday, as one of three of Ann Arbor's new doubledeckers shuttled down
E. Liberty toward State.
By R.J. SMITH
The Office of Student Services (OSS)
has recommended to the Board of
Regents that results of an April MSA
election, which assessed a percentage
mandatory student fee to a pair of
tenant advocacy groups, be overturned.
If the Regents approve the
agreement, planned funding for the
Tenants Union (TU) and the Housing
Law Reform group, an organization
linked with campus Legal Aid, would be
IN THE APRIL MSA election, a large
student turnout overwhelmingly ap-
proved a mandatory MSA feeto be
assessed each term. With 75 per cent in
favor, University students voted to pay
$2.92 a term, which would be broken
down as follows: $1.74 going towards
campus legal aid; 97 cents for general
MSA purposes; 15 cents towards the
Course Evaluation Project; and 6 cents
to be used for the Ann Arbor Tenants
Cincinnati Reds' slugger Pete
Rose set a National League
record last night by hitting safely
in his 38th consecutive game.
Rose broke the previous mark set
by Tommy Holmes in 1945 with a
line drive single to left field in the
third inning of a contest against
the New York Mets at Shea
Stadium. For details, see story,
REGENTS TO CONSIDER DECISION
group funds may be cut
Union. recommendation "political" con- voluntarily ina cause towards which he
The OSS recommendation would siderations, charging that the assessed may object," Daane said.
change the assessed fee to $2.86 by cut- fee would make MSA "biased." Representatives from both Campus
ting out the sum earmarked for the "IT VIOLATES a student's freedom of Legal Aid and the Tenants Union have
Tenants Union. It does not saythat part association, or, better said, questioned the request, saying MSA has
of the assessed sum cannot go to Cam- disassociation," said Roderick Daane, frequently engaged in endorsing
pus Legal Aid, but does firmly stipulate University General Counsel and the political viewpoints, often using
that none of the Legal Aid money can be engineer of the OSS request. student-collected money.
used for the advocate Housing Law "The essence of it is that the First PAUL TEICH, ATTORNEY at Cam-
Reform group. Amendment prescribes restrictions pus Legal Aid, noted that many dif-
The OSS terms the reasons for its against using a person's money in- See'U', Page 14
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F 'irsttest tube'- baby delivered
OLDHAM, England (AP)-Doctors at Oldham General h.a.
Hospital delivered a baby girl believed to be the world's her fourth-floor private hospital room. Between visita, he put
first test tube baby last night, the hospital announced. last-minute touches on the freshly decorated nursery i their
The baby was delivered by Caesarean section, weighed 5 rented house in Bristol, 173 miles away.
pounds 12 ounces and was described in "excellent condition." Ms. Brown had been trying to have a child for 10 years,
"Her condition at birth was normal," the hospital said in a but only through a laboratory experiment in which her
statement issued after midnight. husband's sperm was used to fertilize one of her eggs did she
THE PARENTS ARE Gilbert John Brown, a 38-year- become pregnant.
old truck driver, and hiswife, Lesley, of Bristol, England. Many other childless parents around the world are
A spokesman for the regional health authority said the 30- following the case.
year-old mother was in "excellent condition" after the ONLY DOCTORS AND NURSES, her husband, her step-
delivery just before midnight. daughter Sharon and her mother are allowed to visit her in
Doctors at the hospital, where Ms. Brown has stayed for the room.
weeks in a private room with a guard on the door, apparently Ms. Brown is described as a quiet, retiring homebody who
decided yesterday to operate to deliver the baby. came to public notice only because of her unflagging deter-
THE CHILD HAD BEEN expected any time, with Aug. 18 mination to have a baby.
as the target date. There was no immediate explanation why The London Daily Mail, which has sole rights to her story,
doctors decided the birth would be yesterday. has become the envy of Fleet Street, because it has an ex-
Ms. Brown's pregnancy had stirred intense nationwide clusive on reporting the child's first cry, smile and goo.
publicity since it was confirmed earlier this month by Britain's state-run Public Health Service has reported the
Oldham hospital's eminent gynecologist, Patrick Steptoe. clinical details to all who ask.
Ms. Brown has been shielded from reporters and televison Hospital workers and fellow patients who had contact
cameras and has spent most of her time chewing gum, doing through a tight security screen-including a private guard on