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Saturday, August 14, 1976.


Page Tre

Fall deluge: 'U' shifts gears

After a long, slothful summer, the University is
getting ready to engage gears and set wheels turning
for another onslaught of 30,060-plus students who will
swarm into the city come September.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Frank Rhodes
is looking forward to that annual stampede of stu-
dents soon to arrive.
"I MISS HAVING the students. Ann Arbor is a
delightful place in the summer, but it's so quiet."
Offices, many of which have been on a summer
4:00-closing schedule, are preparing to return to
real world hours. Instead of a one-and-a-half hour
lunch break, some poor University employes will
soon have to gulp down their food in just one short
hour. What a shame.
Classrooms, largely free from the sleep-inducing
drone of professorial voices for the last four months,
are being stripped, cleaned and rewaxed in readiness
for the fall schedule.
DORMS, WINCH HAVE lain luxuriously inactive

all summer, will soon throw open their doors for
precious trumks, suitcases, popcorn poppers, stuffed
animals and other assorted memorabilia carted in
by nervous freshpersons. Food trucks will dump
their cargo into the cavernous kitchens of Marv
Markley, West Quad, et. aI.
And University staff and faculty are putting aside
pleasant vacation concerns and bearing down in
uneasy anticipation of the Coming.
Rhodes has spent part of the summer camping
with his wife and playing squash in the new intra-
mural building. But he said the summer weeks in
his office are not sery different from the rest of the
"IT'S A TL'TLE easier in the fall," he said, "But
were still on an eight-to-six day."
Director of Physical Properties John Weidenbach
said the University is preparing in several ways for
September-renovation, new construction and in-
creased trash pickup are underway.
He pointed out that although the University is
quieter in the summer, it never actually closes down.

"There's just more of everything in he fall," he
"I ALWAYS LOOK forward to the fall," he went
on. "The enjoyment of working at a university is
when the students are here."
The stadium has also been snmartened up for the
opening game against Wisconsin on September 1t.
The bleachers have been repainted (in blue natural-
ly), the row numbers have been restenciled and
concrete is being poured to mend cracks. The
Tartan Turf has been adorned with new yard lines,
and a brand new "M."
More than just the University is gearing up. Local
store owners, particularly bookstores which carry
textbooks, are stocking shelves in anticipation of
30,000 students hungry to buy.
The University Cellar will hire 200 extra people
for the book rush, which will be held as usual in the
spacious Union Ballroom. Unfortunately, many of
these 200 will later be laid off.
Like a sleeping volcano ready to erupt, Ann Arbor
lies in wait.

Syria slows refugee flow
from war-torn Lebanon

loains Speaking
Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter tells Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown about some of
the finer points of Plains, Georgia, Carter's hometown. Brown was given a tour
of the city by the presidential nominee.
i i
FBI official adm..its
guilti theft chcarge
WASHINGTON (' - An FBI official pleaded guilty yesterday to a criminal
charge of converting FBI property to his own use-the first charge brought in a
wide-ranging probe of alleged financial improprieties in the bureau.
In a separate development, the Justice Department said it was granting several
FBI agents immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony against
other agents and officials involved in alleged illegal break-ins.
JOHN DUNPHY, chief of the bureau's exhibits section, entered a guilty plea in
U.S. District Court in Washington to a charge of converting to his personal use lum-
ber and other materials owned by the FBI. The Justice Department said the value
of the converted property was $100 or less.
It was believed to be the first criminal charge in the bureau's history against
an FBI employe in connection with his work.
Dunphy faces a possible maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $1,000
fine. The court postponed sentencing.
IN THE INVESTIGATION of the break-ins, Asst. Atty. Gen. Stanley Pottinger
confirmed through a spokesman that he is "in the process of authorizing immunity
for some agents."
Pottinger refused to disclose how many agents are being offered a chance to
escape prosecution by providing details of the break-ins to investigators and a
See FBI, Page 5

ny Al' and UPI
Massive traffic jams occurred on both
sides of the frontier yesterday as Syria,
possibly fearing a terrorist campaign by
embattled Palestinians and Moslem left-
ists, restricted the flow of refugees from
Lebanon's civil war.
The interior minister, Brig. Gen. Ad-
nan Dabbagh, signed a statement say-
ing all persons traveling between the
two countries would be required to get
passes from competent authorities.
HE SAID THE new rule was an "ad-
ministrative" step and denied the border
was being closed. Interior Ministry
sources had reported earlier that the
border was closed.
All of Lebanon's overland outlets are
through Syria, which hems in Lebanon
from the north and east. The new Syrian
regulations left Lebanon's war-ravaged
port cities as the remaining outlets for
the right-wing Christians and their Pal-
estinian-Moslem foes.
BUT NO ARMS supplies can reach the
Moslems because yesterday Israeli gun-
boats took control of the sea lanes lead-
ing to Lebanon's two southern ports of
Tyre and Sidon, according to Israeli na-
tional radio.
The semi-official station said the pa-
trol boats have "prevented a number of
arms and munition supply ships from
making deliveries to Moslems and ter-
rorists (Palestinians) in the past few
A spokesman for Israel's miiltary com-
mand refused to comment on the report
but the national radio must clear broad-
casts about military matters with gov-
ernment censors before going on the air.
TYRE AND Sidon have been the main
reception points for arms supplies to left-
ist and Palestinian forces in Lebanon's
civil war.
Lebanese newspapers have carried a
communique from a group calling itself
the Organization of Syrian Revolution
claiming responsibility for planting three
bombs in Damascus Aug. 5.
Leftist - controlled Beirut . radio said
Syria's border restrictions appeared to
be aimed at averting an influx of Pales-
tinians and Lebanese who fled the Tal
Zaatar Palestinian refugee camp in east
Beirut. which fell to Christian forces
But a handful of young guerrillas fac-
ing certain death remained holed up in
Tat Zaatar's bunkers yesterday and sur-
vivors of the fall of the Palestinian refu-
gee camp charged that atrocities were
committed by the victorious Christians.
The Palestinians said they did not
know how many guerrillas remained in

the camp in east Beirut, bit it was be-
lieved there were ino more than a few
dozen, They probably ran o t of am-
titiiit- quickly.
KAMAI, JUMBLIATt, the tip leftist
leader in Lebanon, demanded $10 msillion
from rich Arab governments ti finance
more "ferocious" tihtting and t. over-
come the lsss if Tal Zaatar, the worst
defeat for the leftist-l'alestinian alliance
in the 17-month-old civil war.
"We got a message from them over
two-ay radio at one o'clock this after-
noon,," said a Palestinian source. "'They
See SYRIA, Page 4
Chug a lug
The California state Senate approved-
a bill Thursday sponsored by the San
Francisco Giants to allow the sale of
wine at professional athletic events in
stadiums with at least 40,000 seats. Un-
der current law only beer can be sold at
football , and baseball games. Maybe
they're trying to attract a higher class
Tic tic tic
A dog specially trained to detect ex-
plosives sniffed the package mailed to
jailed mass murderer Charles Manson
and went into "alert" position. Inside
the package, instead of a bomb, the
bomb squad found a travel book in
Polish and a teddy bear. A prison spokes-
man said "It looks like the dog was
Happenings .,.
. . . on Monday the Washtenaw Coun-
ty Legal Aid Society in conjunction with
Ozone house and Community Center Pro-
ject are offering a workshop on "Con-
sumer Rights" and "Age, Race and Sex
Discrimination" at 621 E. William.
Weather or not
It will be cooler with partly sunny
skies as the temperature reaches the
mid to upper 70's. Chance of rain is 20
per cent.

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