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Friday, May 2-1, 1976

rHE M#CN#GA# 1 DAILY

Page Three

Ford contemplates
busing alternatives

WASHINGTON (A'-President Ford said yes-
terday he is considering three alternatives to
court-ordered busing for school desegregation.
"They appear to be constructive and I hope
will be effective," Ford said. He declined to say
what the three alternatives involve.
THE PRESIDENT made the statements in an
interview with reporters, editors, publishers and
broadcast executives from Kentucky, which holds
its presidential primary next Tuesday.
Shortly before the interview, the leader of the
congressional Black Caucus emerged from a
meeting with Atty. Gen. Edward Levi saying
she feels he is leaning toward using the Boston
school case to seek new Supreme Court guide-
lines limiting busing.
"The attorney general emphasized he has not
made a decision," said Rep. Yvonne Burke (D-
Calif.). She said she based her feeling on the
facts that Levi decided to consider such action
and that Solicitor General Robert Bork favors it. _
FOLLOWING the interview, White House Press
Secretary Ron Nessen said Levi has asked to see
Ford today.
"We don't know for what purpose," Nessen
said, but added that presumably the attorney
general wants to discuss his decision on whether
to intervene in a busing case before the court
and, if so, where.
A reporter asked Nessen if Ford thought it

would be "appropriate and proper" t announce
intervention in the Louisville case-should such a
decision be made-immediately before the Ken-
tucky primary.
NESSEN DID not respond directly, but insisted
that "nobody at the White Ilosse knows which
case the attorney general, as the chief law en-
forcement officer, has selected" -if any.
"It is wrong to suggest that this has come up
through some political maneuver," Nessen de-
clared.
The President, too, denied any political moti-
vation in his efforts to find an alternative to
court-ordered busing.
He said he did not initiate reports in the news
media about his plans involving busing.
"IF I WANTED it for political purposes, I
could have gotten the attorney general before the
Massachusetts primary to intervene, or he might
have decided to intervene prior to the Michigan
primary," Ford said.
The President said the alternatives he is con-
sidering were submitted by Levi rand David
Mathews, secretary of health, education and wel-
fare. Sources said loth cabinet nienibers sub-
mitted more than one alternative.
"Court-ordered, forced busing is not the an-
swer," Ford said. Ie said the attorney general
has not told him yet whether he will intervene
in any desegregation case.

On the right track

Tattle Tape: On guard
against booksnatchers

By JENNIFER MILLER
t' came to the University two years
a', with a $16,000 price tag. His mission
keep the library safe from book
ksamaniacs. His name-Tattle Tape.
!:,taled in libraries across the coun-
Who's chicken?
A stray dog in Stafford, Connecticut
!teratly scared 700 of the local dog
catchers chickens to death. Before dog
carden Floyd Guerra could track the
dig down, the animal had sent Guerra's
chickens scurrying into a coop corner
where they later suffocated. Guess they
were just plain chicken,
Fast talkers
Some people ought to learn to prac-
lice what they preach. Last week, Po-
ice Chief John Hussey of Willimantic,.
C.nnecticut was presented with a peti-
ion from area residents demanding a
crackdown on speeders. A radar unit
was set up in the town on Monday night,
" ssey said that Tuesday six of the pe-
tinsion signers were given warnings for
peeding.
Happenings
MM Productions and the Univer-
sitW Club, are presenting Peter Pan at
:00 this afternoon and 8:00 tonight in
the Anderson Rm of the Union. Call 763-
236 for tickets and information.
eather or not
Skies will be clear today, and we
hould reach a sunny high of 75 degrees,
will remain clear in the evening. with
Own i the upper 40's, Highs tomorrow
e n the mid-60's.

try, 'Tattle Tape is the official name of
the 3N4 company's electronic detection
device.
HE NOW LURKS in the lobbies of the
the Undergraduate, Graduate and Fine
Arts Libraries, waiting to sniff out an
unchecked book.
Tattle Tape operates in fairly simple
fashion His equipment is sensitive to
an electronic implant concealed some-
where in the book. When a book is
checked out, the librarian desensitizes
the implant. Tattle Tape complains loud-
ly when a still sensitive book attempts
to pass him.
Although he occasionally has problems
with false alarms-not differentiating be-
tween a certain type of National note-
book and a sensitive book-Tattle Tape
is thought to be a success.
ROSE GRACE FOUCHER, head of the
Undergraduate Library, explains that
while no firm statistics are yet avail-
able on Tattle Tape's effectiveness (ex-
cept for a reduction from 158 to 89 losses
in the PS-PZ section), he is useful for
another reason. "It makes the lines go
faster," she says, "people don't have to
stand in line 'while someone checks
their bag."
Magazines are also sensitized with the
electronic device, but according to
Foucher, still present a major problem.
"Mutilation of magazines is far more
common than we'd like to think," she
says.
Apparently students circumvent Tattle
Tape by ripping assigned articles out of
magazines, thereby avoiding the tell-tale
electronic implant.
TATTLE TAPE has proved fairly ef-
fective in catching unwary rip-off artists.
There is, however, a way to avoid his
evil eye, that is, if you feel you can get
away with walking out of the library
with a handful of books above your head.
Or you can sneak out one of the back
doors, if you don't mind setting off the
fire alarm.
But as Foucher pointed out, "Someone
who's going to steal a book is going to
steal it no matter what you do."

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
Puppy love
On one of the few really warm days this summer, everyone was out on the
Diag trying to soak up the sun. This fellow was dreaming of being kissed by a
beautiful woman, but he got a little surprise.
Kissinger says U..willV
oppose Soviet influence

OSLO, Norway (Pt-Secretary of State
Henry A. Kissinger said yesterday the
United States will not permit the Soviet
Union to impose its ideology on the West,
according to a U.S. official.
Kissinger also told the closed meeting
of the North Atlantic Council the essen-
tial outlines of U.S. policy will remain
the same no matter who wins the U.S.
presidential election, the American offi-
cial said,
OUTSIDE, SOME 5,000 young leftists
paraded through downtown Oslo carry-
ing signs condemning both the North

Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
and the parallel Soviet-bloc group, the
Warsaw Pact.
Mounted police dispersed some 20
young leftist demonstrators outside the
center. Others paraded for several miles,
blocking downtown traffic, demonstrat-
ing against both the United States and
he Soviet Union.
Kissinger, the first speaker at the
meeting, discussed the debate aver for-
eign policy in the U.S. political cam-
paign, according to diplomats who at-
tended the meeting,

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