The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 27, 1981-Page 3
They're furry, friendly and forgetful
By LINDY FLEMMING
What or who helped landscape ar-
chitect Aubrey Tealdi plant the Nichols
Arboretum? In addition to a group of
men armed with picks, shovels and
shrubs, an anonymous group of
squirrels probably added, a few,
finishing touches of their own.
How? Every fall, the furry little
creatures scurry up trees and into
bushes looking for nooks to bury their
nuts for winter. When the time comes
to dig up their food, they tend to forget
where most of it was stored, says Hor-
ticulturist Robert McNeil.
THE PLANTED nuts will often grow
into trees, McNeil said, and a squirrel's
forgetfulness is actually helping
reforest the land.
Unfortunately, squirrels' dedication
to their work motivates them to run in
wild abandon causing some to meet
their death under the wheel of a car.
The most common type of squirrel in
Ann Arbor is the tree squirrel, which is
usually red, gray or brown.
THESE DOCILE animals do not
hibernate in the winter. During severe
weather they remain in their pests with
their thick tails wrapped around their
bodies like shawls:
Ground squirrels also inhabit the
area. There are two kinds: Gray forest
squirrels, which are often found in
wooded areas, and Fox squirrels,
characterized by their bushy, plume-
like tails and friendliness toward
According to an official from the
State Public Health Service, there is a
widespread misconception that
squirrels carry rabies. Rodents are not
even considered potential carriers of
rabies, and the office has not tested one
squirrel for rabies all year, he said.
Another myth: when the ground is
covered with acorns and there's a
flurry of squirrel activity, chances are
a long cold winter is ahead.
This year, the abundance of acorns
has led Jed Hale, editor of the Farmer's
Almanac, to predict a large snowfall
this winter. On the other hand, the fall
of '79 produced a bumper crop of acorns
and that winter Was one of the mildest
HAPPENINGS Buffalo head found
Tune in to 88.3 FM tonight for WCBN's call-in tenant advocate radio show
from 6:30-7 p .m. Jim Frye from the Ann Arbor Ecology Center will be the
guest speaker. Listeners may call 763-3501.
Cinema Guild-The Touch, Lorch Hall, 7 & 9 p.m.
Cinema II-Teenage Caveman, Nat. Sci., 7 p.m.; Attack of the Crab Mon-
sters, 8:20 p.m.; The Last Women on Earth, 9:40 p.m.
Classic Film Theatre-West Side Story, 4,7 & 9p.m.
Women's Studies Film Series-Older Women, Georgia O'keefe, 2235
Materials & Met. Eng.-Julia Weertman, "A Study of Green Boundary
Cavitation by Small Angle Neutron Scattering,"3201 E. Eng., 11 a.m.
Center for Chinese Studies-Brown Bag, Yi-tsi Feuerwerker, "In Quest of
The Writer Ding Ling: Or How I Found Myself Riding A John Deere Com-
bine in the Great Northern Wilderness," Lane Hall, noon.
CHGD-Susan Smith, "Control of Gonadotropin Secretion during Lac-
tation," Rm. 44, Victor Vaughn Bldg., noon.
Ecumenical Campus Center-Richard Couch, "Revolution in Latin
America-Especially Argentina,' International Center, noon.
Psychobiology-Jean Requin, "Purposes Neurons in the Brain," 1057
MURI, 12: 30 p.m.
Computing Center-Chalk Talk, CC Counseling Staff, "Simple *IF," 1011
NUBS, 12:10-1 p.m.; Lec., Fred Swartz, "Interactive FORTRAN (*IF),"
B203 E. Eng., 1:30-3 p.m.; Lec., Steve Tolkin, "Intrduction to Spires 111,"
3040 Frieze, 2:30-4 p.m.
Jerome Lec. Comm.-Brunilde Sismondo, "The Nature of The Evidence:
The Cities," Kelsey Museum Classroom, 3:30 p.m.
Bioengineering-John Faulkner and James Albers, "Contractile Proper-
ties of Human Skeletal Muscle & Their Clinical Evaluation," 1213 E. Eng., 4
Chemistry-John Tully, "Dynamics of Chemical Reactions at Surfaces,"
Rm. 1300, Chem.,4 p.m.
Center for Chinese Studies-Benjamin Schwartz, "China and Modernity,"
Committee Concerned with World Hunger-Michael Hansen, "China's N
Agricultural System: Food for People," Conf. Rm. 5, Mich. Union, 8 p.m.
Dept. of Romance Languages-Francois Furet, "L'Hitoriographie de la
Revolution Francaise," West Conf. Rm., Rackham, 8p.m.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Mtg., 107 Aerospace
Eng., 7 p.m.
Ann Arbor Libertarian League-Mtg., Count of Antipasto, 7 p.m.
Lesbian Gay Ijealth Professional-Mtg., for physicians, nurses, students
and all members of the profession, Guild House, 7:30 p.m.
Panhellenic Assoc.-Mtg., Pi Beta Phi, 7 p.m.
Students for ERA-Mtg., Rm 4108, Mich. Union, 7 p.m.
A' Space Advocates-Mtg., Mich. Union,;7:30 p.m. Open to Public.
A2-Go-Club-mtg., 1433 Mason Hall;,7-11 p.m.
School of Music-University Symphony Orchestra, Hill, 8 p.m.
A Guided Tour of the University's Rare Book Room and Special Collec-
tions, Rare Book Rm., 7th floor, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 9:30-
An Introduction to the TM Program, Rm. 4313, Mich. Union, noon.
Society of Women Engineers-Pre-Interview program, General Motors
Corp., 144 W. Eng., 1-4 p.m.
GEO-"Out of the Frying Pan: A Discussion of Budget Cuts, History &
Prospects," Guild House, 4 p.m.
Ann Arbor Charter Chapter of The American Business Women's Assoc. &
Goodyear's Dept. Store-Dinner/Fashion Show,"How to Dress For Suc-
cess-If You Are Not A Perfect 10" Weber's Inn, 6:30 p.m. Ticket Info, call
761-7340 or 429-9791.
UAC-Impact Dance, free weekly workshop, Union Ballroom, 7-9 p.m.
PIRGIM-A Forum, "The Handgun Control Task Force Workshop;"
Kuenzel Rm., Union, 7 30 p.m.
Recreational Sports-Mini-Series III, Personalized Fitness Testing,
NCRB, Track & Exercise Rm., 7:30-9 p.m.
CEW-Counseling group, "Better Than Ever: Options for Women in Their
Middle Years," 2nd floor of Huron Valley National Bank Bldg., 7:30-9:30
Extension Service-25th Annual Fire Control Sem., Chrysler Center,
Registration, 8 a.m.
Jewish Cultural Assoc. of East Quad-Felafel study break, East Quad rm.
164, 10:30 p.m.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI., 48109.
at MSU sorority
A buffalo head was discovered on the
lawn of the Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority house at Michigan State
University early Sunday.
Captain Tom Hendricks from the
East Lansing police department said
the head was left on the lawn between
10:15 p.n. and midnight Saturday.
Police have no suspects, he said.
Hendricks said there are "no buffalo
herds" in the area but some people in
the state do own buffalos. He also said
there was a local butcher shop that had
butchered a buffalo over the weekend
but the head and pelt were sent to a
Hendricks said the incident is "not
high priority," and police are sure it's
"not a signal from the mafia." If a
culprit is found, said Hendricks, the
charge would only be a misdemeanor
and would fall under a city littering or-
Margaret Carrel, Kappa house direc-
tor, said the women in the sorority
"haven't said a whole lot about it.
"We just don't know anything," she
Vocalist Robin Zander of "Cheap Trick" performs before an appreciative Ann Ar-
bor audience during the group's surprise concert at Second Chance Sunday night.
A 22-year-old mentally retarded
woman, who was missing from her
home in Flint, was raped sometime
between Friday evening and Saturday
morning after she hitchhiked to Ann
Arbor, police said.
The assailant, a male in his 20s,
picked the woman up somewhere in
Ypsilanti and asked her if she wanted to
go to his apartment in Ann Arbor for
drinks, police said.,
The woman agreed to go to the man's
apartment, but refused to engage in
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raped her, and 'then dropped her off
Saturday morning on the 4700,block of
Washtenaw. Police were notified and
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the victim was taken to St. Joseph's
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. William
Canada said the police do not believe
the suspect in this case is responsible
for the series of rapes earlier this fall.
$1,050 stolen from
More than $1,000 worth of jewelry
was stolen from Schlanderer's jewelry
store, 1113 S. University, early yester-
day after thieves smashed the store's
front display window.. Watches and
rings valued at $1,050 were taken,
Pistol, television stolen
A television and pistol were stolen
from a residence on the'1700 block of
White St. this weekend after thieves
broke in through a basement window,
police said. ,
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