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Friday, August S, 1975


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Daily Photo by KEN FINK
A COUPLE CHATS while working on a light meal at "Lady Finger." this restaurant, which
opened last week, offers a European cafe setting as well as open face sandwiches and pastries.
Ld ngers brings taste of

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RALEIGH, N.C. ()--A former
prisoner who was confined with
Joan Little in the Beaufort
County jail testified at her mur-
der trial yesterday that jailer
Clarence Alligood made sexual-
ly suggestive remarks to Little
twice within a five-day period.
Two other former inmates
testified the slain 62-year-old
white jailer had made sexual
advances to them.
PHYLLIS Ann Moore, a black
like Little, said Alligood had
made the remarks to the 21-
year-old woman while serving
She said, "One morning, Alli-
good asked her if she missed
her man." Little did not re-
spond, Moore testified, but only
turned away.
The next time Aligood made
the comment, Moore said, Little
threatened to report him.
TWO OTHER black ex-in-
mates said Alligood had made
sexual advances to them,
Annie Marie Gardner, 26, said
Alligood-accosted her three or
four times during her 44-day
sentence. Rosa Ida Mae Rober-
son said Alligood came to her
cell several times alothough she
told him "that if he came in,
I would kill him."
Roberson said Alligood re-
peatedly told her that "I was
confined in jail for so long that
I needed sex."
"HE WOULD always try to
feel my breasts," Gardner tes-
Moore said she and Little
talked frequently and at times
prayed together. In her testi-
mony, Moore read handwritten
notations from Little's Bible.
She identified the handwriting
as being Little's.
"Since June the 4th, 1974, I
have really learned the mean-
ing of faith and prayer. I am no
Christian or anything, but I am
praying every day to get closer
to God," Moore read.
Moore said she and Little also
wrote notes together. She 'cited
one as, "Dear God, will you
please help us?"
Little's attorneys sought to sup-
port her claim that she stabbed
Alligood to fend off a sexual
Alligood's body was found in
the cell that Little, a 21-year-old

A new restaurant that cap-
tures the spirit of European
street cafes is spreading the
continentalsflavor to those ad-
venturous enough to enter the
glass-walled eatery on the cor-
ner of Maynard and William
From the outside, Lady Fing-
ers, formerly the Plaster of
Paris clothing store, has the
aura of a French cafe, with
bright yellow and white iron-
work chairs and small, round
tables decked with flowers.
Huge windows and a mirror on
one side of the restaurant give
it an airy look.
A LARGE mysterious white
faucet on the wall and a seated

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cuisine to Ann Arbor

Plaster of Paris mannequin add
an off-beat touch, while Mo-
town music plays in the back-
Owner Isabella Liddell said
she opened Lady Fingers "be-
cause I just got tired of being
in the clothing business."
She claims that Lady Fingers
is the only pastry and coffee
cafe in town. During the aft-
ernoon, open-faced sandwiches
are served, garnished with to-
matoes, real Pomeray mustard
(including the seeds), lettuce
and cucumbers.
ONE OF the house specialties
is expresso coffee, which many
Europeans drink. It's highly
concentrated and served in
many different ways. Hot milk

makes it cafe an fait; a twist of
lemon makes Roman; and a
dash of cinnamon-colored robes
of the Capuchin monks.
There is also a cheese plate,
with such imported flavors as
French Brie, Austrian Swiss,
Muenster, and bleu.
Isabella is pleased with the
restaurant's success so far.
"BUSINESS has been pretty
good," she said. "Last night I
was turning people awayy-Ev-
eryone who's been in here has
been delighted," she added,
"we get all kinds of people, es-
pecially in the evening, but
we're only open until 8:00 most
"People really enjoy the en-
vironment in here. I'm going to
put a lot more plants in too.
It'll be great when it's winter
and the snow is blowing out-
side," she explained.
Isabella, slight and a bit reti-
cent in her long, flowered skirt
and beads, still shows signs of
her Scottish birth. A little room
above the restaurant is strewn
See LADY, Page 7

black, had occupied in the wo-
men's section of the Beaufort
County jail. His body was nude
from the waist down, except for
his socks.
The state contends Alligood
was killed during an escape by
Little, who had been confined
while awaiting an appeal for a
breaking and entering convic-
tion. The appeal of that sen-
tence of seven to 10 years is
still pending.
ROBERSON testified that she
had tried to kill herself twice
"because I was tired of being
bothered about sex." She said
she cut her wrist after her con-
viction for making threatening
telephone calls, and then tried
again to cut herself in jail using
a toothpaste tsse. Neither cut
reqaired hospitalization.
Earlier a medical witness tes-
tified that stab wounds on Alli-
good's body were consistent with
those that would be inflicted
during a struggle.
However, Dr. Page Hudson
also testified that some of the
wounds would not be inconsjs-
tent with a suicide effort.
ASKED about the significance
of semen found on Aligood's
thigh, Hudson testified that it
was "very common" for males
to emit seminal fluid at the time
of death.. He also testified the
semen did not necessarily indi-
cate sexual activity prior to his
Dr. Harry Carpenter, the
Beaufort County medical exam-
mar, testified for the state ear-
lier that he believed the semi-
nal fluid indicated Alligood had
been engaged in sexual activity.

Wholesale prices
up 1.2 per cent
over June index

Viking to search for Martian life

ernment said yesterday that
prices spurted 1.2 per cent at
the wholesale level in July,
pushed up primarily by food
costs and partly by fuel prices.
The increase, which works out
to an annual rate of 14.4 per
cent, displayed the first evi-
dence of speculation in grain
markets over wheat sales to the
Soviet Union.
A TOP administration econ-
omist said the July figure, while
bad, does not reflect an accel-
eration of inflation.
The economist, James Pate of
the Commerce Department, said
it now appears that prices for
the next few months will con-
tinue to rise more sharply than
earlier this year, but should
settle down again soon,
The wholesale increase was
the third of the year, trailing
only April's 1.5 per cent jump
in magnitude. The index had
slipped one-tenth of one per
cent in June.

THE INCREASES will event-
ually work their way up to the
consumer level, where prices
increased during June at an an-
nual rate of 9.6 per cent. That
was after averaging 5.2 per cent
the previous three months.
The Labor Department report
said more expensive farm pro-
ducts and processed foods ac-
counted for three-fourths of the
The grain price monthly in-
crease of 7.9 per cent trailed a
15 per cent jump in live poultry
prices. Various animal an d
vegetable oils were up by from
20 to nearly 50 per cent.
STILL ahead are even higher
prices for gasoline, since the
July 4 hikes weren't logged in
time for inclusion in the latest
index. And that doesn't include
higher prices if President Ford
permits domestic oil price con-
trols to expire Aug. 31 as threat-
ened or if the oil-exporting na-
tions go through with their plans
for an increase of about 17 per
cent early next mono'

The United States is scheduled
to launch Monday a spacecraft
which could change the personal
philosophy of every human be-
iag on earth.
Less than a year from today,
the spacecraft may send a sig-
nal over a distance of 206 mil-
lion miles beginning a new era
in exploration of the cosmos.
THE SPACE probe is called
Viking. Its primary task is a
search for the first direct evi-
dence of life elsewhere in the
universe. Its target: the planet
Mars. -
For many scientists, Viking's
objective makes the mission
more exciting than any space.
achievement to date. Robert
Jastrow, director of NASA's
Goddard Institute of Space Stu-
dies, sums up the sentiment of
many of his colleagues, writing,
"the most important experiment

of the century may be Viking's
search for extraterrestrial life."
That search actually involves
two four-ton Vikings, each with
its own Orbiter and Lander.
While the Orbiters scan the
Martian surface from 930- to
20,000-mile vantage points, the
Landers will parachute to a
landing on the dry, dusty sur-
face and conduct three intricate
life-detecting experiments.
THE VIKING missions begin
with separate launches aboard
Titan Centaur rockets. Viking
"A" (the flight's designation
will be changed to "1" immedi-
ately after launch) will take off
Monday afternoon, while its
partner is scheduled for a lift-
off ten days later. Both missions
have fairly wide launch "win-
dows," but because of several
important factors in the mission
(tracking coverage, the position
of Mars itself, the required di-

rection of launch), Viking might
have to be delayed until 1977 if
the spacecraft are not on their
way by September 20th.
Assuming successful launches,
the Vikings will then begin a
505-million mile journey to the
Red Planet--not in a straight
line, but along a curving path
taking them to the far side of
the Sun.
Viking 1 should arrive in Mars
orbit about June 18, 1976, and
spend two to seven weeks sur-
veying the planned landing sites
before NASA decides exactly
where to place the Landers.
WHEN THE space agency
realized that a Mars landing on
the date of the bicentennial was
feasible, they scheduled the Vik-
ing 1 Lander for a July 4 touch-
down. The period of time during
which the probe can actually
land on Mars, however, is so
See VIKING, Page 9

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