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.Page 2-Thursday, January 17, 1980-The Michigan Daily
federal officials study radioactive landfill

and federal officials met yesterday to
discuss a central Michigan landfill
where Velsicol Chemical Co. buried
some 300,000 pounds of low level
radioactive waste.
At the Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission's (NRC) regional headquarters

in Glen Ellyn, Ill., officials from the
state of Michigan, the NRC, and the
Environmental Protection Agency met
with federal radiation experts to try to
determine whether there is any connec-
tion between the landfill and a high rate
of cancer among Bethany Township

"We are in the process of gathering
information," NRC spokesman Jan
Strasma said. "It is quite likely we will
be going over to do some environmental
RICH BLEWITT, a spokesman at
Velsicol's Chicago headquarters, said
employee interviews revealed as much

as 150 tons of radioactive waste had
been buried between 1968 and 1972 at
the Velsicol landfill 1.5 miles outside
"To our knowledge that was the only
disposal site for radioactive material,"
Blewitt said. "The disposal was done
properly under Atomic Energy Com-

mission supervision."
BleWitt said the radioactive waste
was produced by a process for extrac-
ting the chemical yttrium from rare
earths. The yttrium then was used to
make components for television picture
William Thar, public health

physician for the Mid-Michigan District
Health Department, has said medical
experts fear radiation escaping fro
the landfill might be responsible for a I
extremely high incidence of lymphatic
cancer - especially Hodgkins Disease
- among Breckenridge residents.

Deceased girls' mother testifies at Pinto trial

WINAMAC, Ind. (UPI( - The
mother of two of the three teen-age girls
who died in a fiery collision of a 1973
Pinto and a van testified yesterday that
the Ford Motor Co. mailed a notice
recalling the Pinto six months after the
fatal crash.
Mattie Ulrich, mother of Lyn and

Judy Ulrich, said the notice stating that
the National Traffic Safety Ad-
ministration determined the Pinto car
to be unsafe arrived in January 1979.
She added that had she received the
warning before the accident, she would
have "gotten rid" of the car. She said her

daughter Judy was repaying her and
her husband the money they paid for
the car.
ULRICH WAS one of three witnesses
as testimony in the trial of the
automaker on reckless homicide
charges started in Pulaski Circuit
Court. The prosecution said it would

prove that Ford knew the compact car
was unsafe, but continued to sell the
The prosecution has charged Ford is
criminally liable for the girls' deaths
because it knew of the car's defects.
Elkhart County Prosecutor Michael
Cosentino questioned Ulrich during her

brief period on the stand..She was not
questioned by defense lawyer James
her husband, Earl, had bought the Pin-
to because it was "gas-saving- and an
American made car." But she said the
family would not buy another.

She said the last time she saw her
daughters and their cousin, Donna,
alive was at 5:55 p.m., Aug. 10, 1978,
when they drove off to a church-spon-
sored volleyball game in Goshen.
The girls died when their disabled car
was struck in the rear by a van and the
car's fuel tank exploded.


Tokyo officials hold '
Paulfor drugs R ,.
(Continued from Page 1) 1

Camilla Chiapuris A.R.A.D.

" Open classes for adults
" Russian technique
* Syllabi of Royal Academy of
Dancing (London)

he Ann Arbor Film Coopetke Presents at Aud. A: $1.50
Thursday, January 17
MANHATTAN (Woody Allen, 1979) 7, 8:40 &10:20-Aud. A
More than any other director Woody Allen improves with every film. Man-
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tionships against a backdrop of New York City life. Gordon Willis' stunning
black and white photography, a soundtrack comprised of George Gershwin
compositions and a fine supporting cast (including DIANE KEATON, MARIEL
HEMMINGWAY and MICHAEL MURPHY) all contribure to make this the finest
film of the year. 35 mm
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children, and members of his music
group "Wings."
The arrest meant cancellation of the
series of concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya,
and Osaka, for which 100,000 tickets
were sold, said the newspaper Yomiuri
Shimbun, sponsor of McCartney's visit.
"We are very sorry for Japanese music
fans," it apologized.
It was McCartney's first visit to
Japan in 14 years since the Beatles
toured this island nation at the height of
the rock group's success. The Beatle's
music, and that of the group's in-
dividual members - McCartney, John
Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo
Starr - is popular in Japan.
POLICE DECLINED to say whether
the rest of McCartney's party had been
allowed to enter Japan.
Japanese reporters mobbed the Cen-

tral Narcotics Bureau in Tokyo where
McCartnky is being held, but interviews
were not allowed. Officials said the
former Beatle was being transferred to
another jail during the night, but would
not say where.
It was not the first time the singer
had been detained on drug charges.
In 1972 McCartney and his wife and
"Wings" drummer Denny Seiwell were
fined the equivalent of about $1,800 af-
ter pleading guilty to smuggling six
ounces of marijuana into Sweden. Their
Swedish hotel was raided during a
"Wings" tour.
One year later, McCartney was fined
about $240 after pleading guilty to
growing five marijuana plants on his
farm in the Scottish Highlands. The
plants were discovered when police
raided the farm.

Mexico to buy grain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mexico has
agreed to buy 2.35 million metric tons of
corn and wheat that was scheduled to
go to the Soviet Union before President
Carter imposed an embargo in retalia-
tion for the Russian move into
Afghanistan, administration officials
announced yesterday.
Mexico will buy 1.7 million metric
tons of corn and 650,000 tons of wheat
out of the 17 million tons of wheat and
corn shipments which had been
scheduled to go to the Soviet Union
before Carter imposed the partial grain

All told, U.S. and Mexican represen-
tatives announced an agreement which
calls for Mexico to buy an additional 4.8
million metric tons of U.S. farm
products this year.

dAr noto
A CUSTOMS OFFICER at Tokyo International Airport picks up a plastic
bag from a suitcase belonging to Paul McCartney. Officials said the plastic
bag contained 220 grams of marijuana.

Gold prices climb to all-time
high of $770 in major markets

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(Continued from Page 1)
earlier peaks.
A week ago, gold was worth $608 in
London, and at the end of 1979 it sold for
$524.50. A year ago, the price was
$197.95 an ounce.
SOME ANALYSTS feared the rising
prices will further squeeze tight sup-
plies. Analysts expect supplies from
South Africa, the leading producer of
gold, to decline to under 22.5 million
ounces this year from 22.6 million oun-
ces in 1979.

The United States has an estimated
262.1 million ounces of gold, stored
primarily in Fort Knox. The Treasury
last auctioned off gold Nov. 1, when 1.25
million ounces were sold for an average
of $372.00 an ounce.
But Dennis Etheridge, president of
South Africa's Chambe'r of Mines, was
quoted as saying that demand for gold
is such that "if the U.S. reenters the
market with a million ounces a month,
they wouldn't depress the price.",
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was closed Tuesday, the dollar close
at 238.80 yen, up from Monday's 236.65
In London, it cost $2.2763 to buy one
British pound, virtually unchanged
from Tuesday's $2.276.
Late dollar rates in other European
markets compared to Tuesday, were:
Paris, 4.0355 French francs, down from
4.04k67; Frankfurt, 1.7263 marks, down
from 1.7288; Zurich, 1.58925 Swiss fran-
es, down from 1.5942; Milan. 806.75 lir
up frokm 803.40, and Amsterdam, 1.90
(5 guilders), unchanged. e ,
Late New, York dollar prices, com-
pared to Tuesday, were: 1.7222 West-
German marks, down from 1.7269:
4.0340 French francs, down from 4.0445;
1.5868 Swiss francs, up from 1.5832;.
238.30 Japanese yen, down from 240.10"
and $1.1629 Canadian, down from
$1.1652. The British pound slipped to
$2.2672 from $2.2835 on Tuesday.
plot foiled
(Continued from Page 1
still insists the shah must be returned to
Iran before the hostages are freed.
Iranians marked the anniversary of.
Pahlavi's departure with street
decorations, congratulatory messag
to Khomeini and"other celebrations,
government-run Tehran radio said.
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"What's your bag, Klute?" asks high-priced call-girl JANE FONDA of detective
DONALD SUTHERLAND as together they unwind a bram-teasing mystery:
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powerful suspense thriller that is better than any Alfred Hitchcock."-Rex
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