and tells all
The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, December 1, 1981-Page 3
nuclear arms talks
By KRISTIN STAPLETON
When a student is told to ask "infor-
mation" about a question concerning
the University, the "information" they
visit most often is Colleen
Conquergood, receptionist at the in-
formation desk in the LSA building.
Conquergood, who runs the infor-
mation booth Monday through Friday
during business hours, answers
questions on every possible campus
topic-from courses and financial aid to
locations of good restaurants.
SINCE 1969, Conquergood has
worked as a receptionist, at various
University buildings. During this time
she has built up a store of University
facts-important and trivial-which
probably is unrivaled i on campus.
Conquergood has filled a notebook with
these facts to aid her memory.
Conquergood said she enjoys working
in a job where people really need her.
"I love to be the center of attention,"
Conquergood said, adding that the
*people she meets while dispensing in-
formation make her job interesting.
NOT ALL questions are easily an-
swered by Conquergood's collection of
facts. Sometimes her clients can come
up with a question that requires some
"One lady called me for information
about a robotics course which the
University was offering," Conquergood
said. Unaware of the course, she made
several inquiries and finally tracked
down a professor on North Campus who
had the required information.
Is the job ever dull? "Of course,"
Conquergood said. "The summers are
Another bad aspect of the job is
dealing with unpleasant people. "You'd
never guess some of these students go
to a university," she confided.
She also deals with her share of
"stupid questions," Conquergood said.
Questions seem to increase during
registration, when her job is most hec-
But even at the job's worst moments
she feels appreciated, Conquergood
GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) - U.S.
arms negotiator Paul Nitze and Soviet
Ambassador Yuli Kvitsinsky met for
1 hours yesterday at the start of talks
aimed at checking the nuclear arms
race in Europe.
Calling the introductory session
"cordial and businesslike," the 74-year-
old veteran U.S. negotiator .told repor-
ters he and Kvitsinsky agreed there
would be no public disclosures on
negotiations in the months ahead.
THE TWO men shook hands warmly
several times in front of photographers
before entering the Soviet msision for
their meeting. The full delegations will
hold their first meeting this morning at
an annex to the U.S. mission.
"In following the instructions of both
our governments to engage in serious
negotiations, we have concurred that
the details of the negotiations must be
kept in the negotiating rooms," Nitze
said at the U.S. mission.
That is the only way, he said, that
"we can hope to look at the hard issues
which divide us, and to search for
solutions that will assure security and
reduce tensions....The stakes are very
high for all of us."
THE SOVIET mission referred
reporters to its press attache, who was
not available for questions yesterday.
Downtown, a, torchlight march for
world disarmament, organized by the
local group "Women for Peace," drew
about 1,000 people Monday night, but
otherwise Geneva was quiet. Earlier in
the day, two American students stood
outside the U.S. mission at either end of
a sheet on which a painted message
said nuclear arms "cost one million
dollars a minute." The students
declined to give their names.
The negotiations, officially called the
Theater Nuclear Forces, or TNF, talks,
are the Reagan administration's first
attempt to negotiate an arms
agreement with the Soviets and center
on restricting the growth pf medium-
range nuclear weapons ii East and
Four days before Soviet President
Leonid Brezhnev visited West Ger-
many, President Reagan on Nov. 18 an-
nounced he was willing to stay the
NATO plan if the Soviets dismantle
their SS-20 missiles and older SS-4 and
SS-5 rockets which the Soviets are
believed to be gradually replacing with
The Soviets have called this "zero op-
tion" an act of American propaganda
and a ploy to dash hopes of agreement
in the Geneva talks so the NATO allies
will go ahead with deployment.
Running through Dec. 30, the exhibit gallery of the Ann Arbor Art
Association will be full of handcrafted gift items. Hand-dyed silk scarves,
soft sculpture people and ceramic pieces are just a few of the kinds of works
presented. For information, call 994-9004.
Cinema II-Beethoven, Aud. A, Angell, 7 p.m.; Young Torless, 8:40 p.m.
Bioengineering-Charles Scott, "Fluidized Fixed Bed Bioreactor
System," 1213 E. Eng., 4 p.m.
Nuclear Eng.-Jim Schelten, "Recent Neutron Scattering Experiments in
Polypropylene," Baer Rm., Cooley Bldg., 4 p.m.
CHGD-Ken Campbell, "The Gainj Project," 44 VV Bldg., noon.
Geological Sciences-Gordon Fraser, Sedimentology of the Terrace
,Deposits of the Wabash River," 4001 CC Little, 4 p.m.
Chemistry-John Endicott,, "Mechanistic Probes of Simple Transition
Metel Redox Reactions," 1300 Chem., 4 p.m.
World Hunger-Peter Rosset, "Hunger & Scarcity in El Salvador: The
Myth of Overpopulation," Conf. Rm. 5, Union, 8 p.m,.
Mats. & Met. Eng.-John Hirth, "Effect of Hydrogen on Ductile Failure of
Steel," 3201 E. Eng., 11a.m.
Center for Chinese Studies-Brown Bag Lunch, Mr. Weiyinh Wan,
discussion of Chinese publishing industry, Commons Rm., Lan Hall, noon.
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations-Brown Bag Lunch, Casten
von Otter, "Participatory Management in the Public Sector in Sweden,"
Rm. 1103, School of Ed., noon-1:30 p.m.
Committee on S. Africa-Francesc Vendrell, "Should We Play Ball with
South Africa?" Whitney Aud., School of Ed., noon-1 p.m.
, Ecumenical Campus Center, the International Center and Church Women
United in Ann Arbor-Alison McIntosh, "Population Problems and Policies
in Developed Countries," UM International Center.
School of Music-Faculty Viola da gamba/Harpsichord Recital, Recital
Hall, 8 p.m.
Mich. Union Arts Program-First of the "Twelve Days of Christmas"
celebration, Percy Danforth: "Mr. Bones" as the Partridge in the Pear
Tree. Union Lobby, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
A2 Go Club-Mtg., 1433 Mason Hall, 7-11 p.m.
Recreational Sports-Vegetarianism, 1250 CCRB, 7:30 9 p.m.
Study Abroad Office-Info Mtg., Junior Year in France, 19 Angell, 7 p.m.
Journeys-Slide/Lecture previewing upcoming nature and culture ex-
peditions to Himalayas, Peru, Sri Lanka and Australia, Kuenzel Rm., Union,
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronantics-Mtg., AEB, Rm. 107,
Amnesty International-Mtg., Welker Rm., Union, 7 p.m. For information
call, 761-3639 or 994-6552.
Ann Arbor Libertarian League-Mtg., Count of Antipasto, 7 p.m.
Women's Studies-In The Best Interestgs Of The Children, 2235 Angell,
Jewish Cultural Assoc.-Study Break in E. Quad Greene Lounge, 1 p.m.
Public Health-"New Office Technology: Friend or Foe?" Mtg. Rm.,
APublic Library, 7-9:30 p.m.
Elec. & COmp. Eng.-"Robotics Today & Needs for Tomorrow," Chrysler
Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Impact Dance-Free Workshop, Union Ballroom, 7-9 p.m.
A Tenants Union-Rally on Diag, Speakers: Lowell Peterson, Perry
Bullard, Jonathon Rose, noon-1 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.
Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
COLLEEN CONQUERGOOD, receptionist at the LSA building information
desk, shows some of the pamphlets and brochures available to answer
questions about life at the University.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 2,300
delegates to the White House Conferen-
ce on Aging put aside a potential rules
fight yesterday and began a search for
solutions to the problems of Social
Security and other programs for the
Leaders of the New York state
delegation were rebuffed at the opening
session when they clamored for
recognition in a bid to change a rule
that will force delegates to accept or
reject as one package all the recom-
mendations made by 14 committees.
THEIR ATTEMPT followed an
emotional appeal by Rep. Claude Pep-
per, (D Fla.), to resist cuts in Social
Security, Medicare and other programs
and to press for national health in-
Constance Armitage, the conference
chairwoman, was forced to repeatedly
introduce Health and Human Services
Secretary Richard Schweiker, the
keynote speaker. She told the small
group of dissidents in the aisles, "I
realize some of you have concerns.
These concerns are not appropriate at
Schweiker, who set the conference
rules, was greeted with applause mixed
with a scattering of boos. The crowd of
more than 3,500 also guffawed loudly
when Schweiker described his Oct. 2
removal of the conference's executive
director, David Rust, as a promotion.
BUT DESPITE the misgivings
voiced by many delegates about the
Reagan administration's handling of
the $6 million conference, the vast
majority appeared to have no appetitie
for a walkout or other disruptive action.
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