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, 1978-Page 3

They enjoy playing
follow the leader'

Although they must remember mar-
ching around campus in a bevy of
Michigan-T-shirt-and-shorts-clad teen-
agers, clutching an orange folder, few
recall the veteran student who led the
procession across the Diag.
But according to summer orientation
leader Tom Sheeran, when students
come to campus for the first time, their
leaders represent University life.
"FRESHMEN are really awe-struck.
They'll do whatever we do," said
Sheeran, one of 16 student orientation
leaders operating out of South Quad this
summer. The junior in engineering ex-
plained yesterday that if all the leaders
wear similar clothing while greeting
the incoming students, by the end of the
day the orientees will- have attired
themselves in imitation of the staff.
"They (University officials) don't
want us to drink or get high on the job,"
the Southfield native said. "If they
(students) want to drink, it's fine with
us. I've had people give me beers,
which I save until the next day.
Most leaders don't become very close
to the individuals in their groups during
the three-day sessions, according to the
brown-haired leader. "There isn't that
much time to really one-on-one with the
freshmen," he said, adding regretfully
that orientees often treat a leader too

much as an "older person."
AT THE orientation leader training
session, it was "mentioned" that the
staff members should not impart their
personal opinions to the incoming
students, Sheeran said. "Once in a
while I let something slip - like I don't
like ROTCs," admitted the leader. "But
I always make sure none of the students
are in ROTC."
Sheeran says he resents older studen-
ts who make fun of his groups as they
tour campus buildings. "It's not as if
they (the older students) never went
through it themselves," Sheeran said.
"I usually just ignore them," he
Sheeran said he became a leader
because of his own orientation ex-
"I HAD A real good time when I came
through," he recalled. "I did (led a
group) fall term in my sophomore year
just to get a foot in the door."
Sheeran compared the first-year
students, who are oriented during the
summer and fall, with transfers who
come during the winter sessions.
"Freshmen are a lot more naive.
They've never been away from
home ... they ask for freshman-type
information" such as dorm regulations
and tips on local bars, he said.
See THEY, Page 11

TOM SHEERAN TAKES a break from his duties as orientation leader to relax
in his South Quad room.

'U', city officials: Summer's been uneventful
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Now that July has turned into August
and Ann Arbor has slipped into the last
weeks of summer, University and city
officials have concluded what many
people already know: it's been a quiet
The Administration Building was
never turned-into a demonstration site,
South University was suddenly filled
with Art Fair spectators but emptied
just as quickly, and the only excitement
on campus seemed to be flashers in the
Graduate Library.

"IT'S BEEN a relatively quiet sum-
mer. We're thankful," said Frederick
Davids, director of the University's
Department of Safety.
Davids added that the University
security force has been occupied with
only one problem: the disappearance of
Beverly Gold.
"Even though the case is off-campus,
we have a concern with it. She's a
student," said Davids. He said the
Department of Safety has cooperated
with the Ann Arbor Police Department
in the investigation.
OTHER THAN the Gold case, Davids

said the Department of Safety has dealt
with the usual "thefts and break-ins,
nothing out of the ordinary."
But Davids quickly added, "I hate to
say anything, because the roof might
fall in tomorrow."
"It's been obviously peaceful," said
city Police Chief Walter Krasny.
"We've had the usual problems as far
as crime is concerned."
KRASNY SAID the type of people
around the University representa "dif-
ferent sector" than five or six years
ago. "It's not quite back to normal," he
cautioned. Krasny said there have been

groups ioitering aroundaSMate Street
and the Diag that have harassed
Krasny was on pretty safe ground
when he added that the Art Fair was the
city's "biggest attraction" this sum-
mer, and that as far as law enfor-
cement was concerned, the commotion
"went smoothly."
Administration manager of Health
Service Dana Mills said there have
been "no problems" at the clinic.
"We're lucky because we're close to
Security," said Mills.
See IT'S, Page 11

"Ok, all bottoms up"
Four fire trucks, a rescue squad and several
police cars responded to calls to extinguish a
smoldering trash can in the basement of Dooley's on
Maynard Street last night. A bar full of patrons and
a dozen employees shivered outside on the sidewalk
around midnight as fire fighters drenched the of-
fending pail. According to assistant manager Bob
Pitz, damage was "very, very minimal," limited to
a scorched trash can and water damage. Apparen-
tly the "blaze" began in the can which sat next to an
air duct. The duct sucked the smoke into the main
part of the bar. Pitz said that as employees cir-
culated the bar, asking people to evacuate, several
patrons refused to budge, demanding they be
allowed to finish their drinks. The whole incident
solidly supports claims that Dooley's is the hot spot
in town.
Happenings ...
... start bright and early today with plays,
music, arts and crafts at the Ann Arbor Medieval
Festival running from 10to 8:30 on the lawn of the
Music School on North Campus .... also starting at
10 is the Second Annual Children's Festival, a coun-
ty-wide event for young children, at West
Park.. .. after lunch see the Moliere Players in

their production, "The Learned Ladies" at 2 at the
Pendleton Arts Center in the Union ... or hear the
works of six poets in the West Park Poetry Series, at
West Park, also at 2 ... sunday morning the
Medieval Festival continues, starting at 10 on the
Music School lawn on North Campus ... at 2 get
some exercise with the Outing/Hiking Group,
meeting at the Huron Street entrance of
Rackham ... then at 7:30 relax and enjoy some
Harold Lloyd silent movies in the Old Architecture
and Design Auditorium ... if you're still moving
after all that, you can hear the Summer Session Or-
chestra and Choir at Hill Auditorium at 8 ... or
wind up your busy day by attending a speech made
by University Psychology Professor emeritus on
"Affinity, Friendship, Compatibility," at the
Wesley Foundation/First Methodist Church at
8 . .. MONDAY is dry all day, but the night is ac-
tion-packed, starting with a carillon recital by
carillonneur Donald Renz at the Burton Tower at
7 . .. or you can attend a meeting of the
Washtenaw County School Health Task Fore to be
held at the Washtenaw County Service Center, at
413$ Washtenaw at 7:30 ... then wind it up with the
jam session along with other local musicians at the
University Club in the Union, from 9:30 to 1:30 a.m.

former Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz
headlining at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Ac-
tually, that day is probably far off, but Butz just cut
his first record, "Farmers Are the Roots of
America." One observer said Butz' next release
may be the love song, "I'd Tell You How Much I
Love You, But I Can't Get My Foot Out of My
Escape literature
Larry Gardner hasn't forgotten his friends in
Monterey County Jail in Salinas, California. Gar-
dner was and still should be - serving a life senten-
ce for murder. The convict, who escaped July 3rd,
has been sending postcards to inmates at the in-
stitution bearing such messages as "Having a great
time, wish you were here" and "Freedom is won-
derful," sent from Reno and Seattle, respectively.
One observer said Gardner was inspired by a num-
ber of other criminals who had written books based
on their experiences in government.
On the outside
Plan on spending the weekend outside with the
beautiful weather we'll be having. Today it will be
mostly sunny with a high of 80, followed by nearly
identical conditions tomorrow with the mercury
pushing 83.

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