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The Michigan Daily

Vol. LXXXVI, No. 23-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Soturday, June 5, 1976

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

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Carter not afraid of HHH

By The Associated Press
Jimmy Carter said yesterday that
"there's always a possibility" he could
be beaten for the Democratic presiden-
tial nomination, but he said he wasn't
worried by Hubert Humphrey's latest
tentative move toward an active cam-
paign.
"I don't see where he's going to
jump," said Carter, commenting on the
Minnesota senator's statement that he
will reassess his stance against active
campaigning after Tuesday's big pri-
maries in California, Ohio and New Jer-
sey. "All the primaries will have been
oser, all the caucus dates will have been
aver," said Carter.
ON THE REPUBLICAN side, President
Ford remained in Washington while
challenger Ronald Reagan was in his
hone state of California.
Ford said of California: "We're the
underdog . . . We recognize it." But he
told a group of Ohio broadcasters, "We
feel that with the momentum we have
going that we can get a significant num-
ber of the Ohio delegates in partial off-
set of the anticipated situation in Cali-
fornia.
CARTER, WHO has more than 900
committed delegates, with 1,505 needed
for nomination, was in Ohio yesterday.
Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona split his
campaign day between Ohio and New
Jersey. Sen. Frank Church of Idaho, a
latecomer to the presidential race who
has won four primaries, also scheduled
stops in Ohio after being sidelined tem-
porarily with a fever and strep throat.

Humphrey has repeatedly refused to
enter the race as an active candidate,
although he also repeatedly has said he
is available if the party wants him. He
said Thursday that if Carter emerges
from Tuesday's primaries with less than
1,200 to 1,300 committed delegates, he
may start exploring the sentiments of
party leaders about an active Humphrey
campaign.
In Minneapolis yesterday, however,
Humphrey said he does not have a Car-

ter delegate level in mind that would
prompt him to definitely enter the race.
He said the "number of uncommitted
delegates to the Democratic National
Convention tells you there is not an ex-
cited feeling about particular candi-
dates."
HE SAID, FOR example, that some
Democratic leaders supported Sen. Henry
Jackson .D-Wash.) as the best way to
get to the convention and "after the
first ballot, they'll look around a bit."

Jackson withdrew from active campaign-
ing earlier in the primary season.
In Ohio, Udall said of Humphrey's
statement, "It's no surprise. It's what
he has been saying all along. He has a
right to do it. He has a lot of support.
But I'm going to make the argument that
I have a better claim to it (the nomina-
tion) because I went into the primaries."
The Tuesday primaries are the last of
the season. There are 540 Democratic
and 331 Republican delegates at stake.

Utah inmate to attend Dem. affairs

SALT LAKE CITY (P) - The cellblock
won inmate Jerry Shafer seats at the
state and county Democratic conventions.
Overruling protests from residents in
the community, party officials decided
that Shafer can attend the conventions.
"I've done things the wrong way ac-
cording to society. Now I'll try to do it
the right way, which is using the system
to work for you instead of against you,"
Shafer, 26, said Friday.
HE IS serving a one-year sentence in
a work-release facility for misdemeanor
theft of a car, working as a car sales-
man in the daytime.
The Salt Lake County Democratic
Central Committee voted 124-78 Thursday
night to approve Shafer as a delegate
to both conventions after its rules com-
mittee had recommended against seating

him. The central committee also voted to
recommend that Shafer's opponent in the
district be seated as an at-large delegate,
subject to approval by state party of-
ficials.
Some residents of the community which
elected Shafer objected to his election,
saying he was not a legitimate resident
and had packed the mass meeting that
selected him with fellow inmates from
the work' release program.
SHAFER acknowledged he took 24 fel-
low inmates with him to the meeting
May 17 in a private residence. He won
27-19 with all the inmates voting for him.
"The thing is, I motivated them and
got them interested, and that's the beau-
tiful thing about it," Shafer said, adding
that three inmates stayed behind because

they were Republicans.
Betty Ackerlind, assistant director of
the court services program which has
custody of Shafer, said officials sup-
ported his effort to be seated based on
advice from the county attorney that if
he is a legal resident of the area, he is
qualified.
"When an individual like Jerry is in-
terested in something like this, it's a
chance to turn him around in another
direction," she said. "When a fellow is
down, you shouldn't knock him down
further."
Shafer said he says taxes and rent at
the jail facility, making him a legal
resident. lie said he expects to be freed
before the state convention next month
and will rent an apartment in the neigh-
brhood.

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Greek fest.--Y'assoo!

By JAY LEVIN
Women wearing blue and white striped aprons
lingered behind long tables sumptously laden
with the honey-sweet pastries of Grecian fame
while little boys clad in shorts stared wide-eyed
at the fragrant treats.
A pair of white-smocked chefs carefully doted
over mounds of hot keftes, oval shaped, ground
lamb patties flavored with onion and served
drenched in rich tomato sauce on a bun.
TWO WHITE - HAIRED gentlemen in their
eighties, one fondling a strand of orange worry
beads, carried on an animated conversation in
heavily accented English between sips of Pepsi
and puffs of cigar smoke.
And the anise - flavored ouzo, a clear liquor
reknowned for its quick, intoxicating effects,
flowed like water as the hearty tones of Greek
music filled the air with a festive beat.
So went the beginning yesterday of the an-
nual weekend Greek festival known as Ya'ssoo
("to your health", so to speak, in Greek), spon-
sored by the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
on N. Main. A large segment of the Ann Arbor
Greek community, as well as many who pre-
ferred to be Greek for a day, showed up at the
fifth annual event to immerse themselves in tra-
ditional fare and dance to music of a Greek Bou-
zuki band.
"WE HOLD this to acquaint the nqn-Greek
community with Greek culture, music and food,"
said James Reader; treasurer at the church.
Reader predicts more than 40,00 people will
drop by the sprawling tent adjacent to the church
during the three-day event.
. "It's 'been a lot of fun," he said. "Everybody
looks forWard to it each year, and they're all
fond of our pastries."

THOSE PASTRIES, 40,000 of them, were pre-
pared by volunteer parishioners who toiled three
weeks. They include such morsels as the deli-
cately folded diples, egg batter deep fried and
dipped in honey, and karithopeta, a super moist
cake made with abundant portions of honey and
walnut.
"I tell you, they're all going so beautifully,"
said one woman volunteer, who refused to give
her name because "there are too many wonder-
ful names. No one here is singled out."
However, she admitted that the golden crusted
baklava, the most recognizable of Greek pastries,
was capturing the fancy of the festival-goers.
"BAKLAVA'S an international dessert," she
said, and turning to the spanokopita, added
"These are streudel dough filled with feta
cheese, onion and spinach . . ." she said, her
voice trailing off longingly as she pointed to the
warm spinach pies. "That's a popular item."
There was more to the festival, however, than
pastries. What could have been billed as Ann
Arbor's biggest dinner party, patrons went wild
over the barbequed, skewered souvlaki served
with rice, the Zorba or chopped sirloin, and
salads brimming with chunks of feta cheese
and black olives. And, of course, the bars were
bsily disnensiny the licorice-scented ouzo and
other Greek notables.
But no Greek festival could be complete with-
out music, and there was plenty offered cour-
tesy of "Dino and the Continentals," whose elec-
tric guitar and tambourine vibes induced the
sure footed to venture out in the middle of tent
and join hands in rollicking, Middle Eastern
dance, while a band of Athensian dancers ship-
ped in from a Lincoln Park parish showed the
lesser-footed how to do it the Greek way.

Doilv Photo by STEVE KAGAN
DON WEIN CAREFULLY watches his souvlaki cook at the
Greek festival going on this weekend. This is one of many
aspects of Greek cuisine available for sampling.

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