The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, December 9, 1981-Page 5
Fans remember Lennon's death
By The Associated Press
Thousands of Beatles fans paid
tribute yesterday to John Lennon on the
first anniversary of his slaying at an
outdoor concert and vigil in his native
A local band kicked off the event with
the early Beatles classic "Eight Days a
Week," and the largely young crowd
roared. Like their predecessors in the
Fab Four's heyday in the mid-1960s,
teenagers in the audience - a new
generation of Beatles fans - jumped up
and down and screamed.
"I'M MEMORY-LANING, if not
Penny-Laning, tonight," said disc
jockey Bob Wooler, emcee at the free
concert, which took place in bitter cold
weather in a square outside Liverpool's
St. George's Hall.
At vigils and concerts and meetings
- in Liverpool,' in New York and
around the world - fans recalled Len-
non as a rock 'n' roll dreamweaver,
working class hero and househusband.
"If the rain comes, they run and hide
their heads," the former Beatle once
BUT ABOUT 100 wet and cold fans at-
tended a morning vigil outside the
Dakota, the apartment building where
Lennon lived and died.
They stood behind police-barricades
outside the dark neo-Gothic building,
holding flowers, candles and umbrellas
as a steady, cold rain fell.
Lennon's widow,,Yoko Ono, apparen-
tly was not inside. A spokesman said
she had gone off in seclusion with her
six-year-old son, Sean, to meditate.
IN SAN FRANCISCO, where Lennon
performed his last live concert as a
Beatle in 1966, a man and a woman
protesting the nuclear arms race and
marking the anniversary of Lennon's
death, climbed up the side of a high-rise
They were identified as Edwin
Drummond, 36, an experienced British-
born climber, and Lia Simnachet', 21.
The climbers halted between the
eighth and ninth stories when building
officials removed a pane of glass from a
window on the ninth floor, blocking
THE PAIR unfurled a banner saying,
"Imagine No Arms" and showing three
clenched fists - one clutching a flower
- beneath a broken bomb.
13 killed in coal mine explosion
WHITWELL, Tenn. (AP) - An ex-
plosion ripped through a coal mine
shaft yesterday, killing 13 miners 1,200
feet underground, authorities said. It
was the third mine disaster in the Ap-
palachian coalfields in the last five
Emergency rescue teams equipped
with air tanks and masks had to crawl
through a shaft only 36 inches wide in
some places to reach the men, a mine
company spokesman said. The cause of
the explosion had not been determined.
WILLIAM ALLISON, president of
Tennessee Consolidated Coal Co., said
in a statement that all 13 men had been
found "and there were no survivors."
None of the victims was immediately
The disasterleft 24 men dead in mine
accidents since last Thursday. It was
the worst coal mine accident since 15
men were killed last April 15 in an ex-
plosion at a mine near Redstone, Colo.
ALLISON'S STATEMENT said the
explosion occurred at about noon CST
in what is known as the 003 section of
the No. 21 mine operated by Grundy
Mining Co., a subsidiary of Tennessee
Consolidated. The mine is about 30
miles northwest of Chattanooga in a
mountainous area of southeastern Ten-
John Parish, press secretary to
Governor Lamar Alexander, said in
Nashville that an investigation into the
cause of the explosion was under way.
Steve Blackburn, a spokesman for
Tennessee Consolidated, said no one'
answered when officials tried to call the
miners, through an underground
telephone from an office three miles
from the shaft.
Mike Caudill, an assistant operations
officer with the Tennessee Emergency
Management Agency, said the Ten-
nessee Mine Disaster team from the
state Labor Department was also on the
scene, along with the Marion County.
Sheriff's office and the Emergency
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Troy Byrd is busy removing the graffiti from the walls of Angell Hall yesterday. Undoubtedly, the artwork will show it-
self again soon on yet another empty space.
From wire reports
The American automobile industry is in the process
of moving out of the United States-and foremost
among the losers will be the state of Michigan, war-
ned Ross Wilhelm, a professor in the Graduate School
of Business Administration.
"We will only keep the automobile industry here if
we restore the conditions that brought about the
enormous growth in car ownership from the turn of
the century up until the mid-1960s," Wilhelm said.
IN A PAPER for the Michigan BankersAssociation
Bank Management Conference in Dearborn, Wilhelm
described four factors that have made this an
automobile-based world: rising real consumer in-
comes, a favorable political climate, declining real
cost of cars, and declining real price of gasoline.
Wilhelm said the "outlook is mixed. The short-run
outlook and the outlook for the decade is favorable for
the economy, and the nation. But the outlook for our
state is not bright and we have a long way to go to im-
prove it," he said.
TMeanwhile, at yesterday's meeting of the United.
Auto Worker's Executive Board, contract con-
cessions were on the agenda but the union leaders.
reached no decision on whether to change their
previously strong "no givebacks" stance.
EARLIER, UAW President Douglas Fraser had
confirmed the board would discuss contract con-
cessions at its quarterly meeting-but declined to
predict what the 18-member board would decide to do
on the issue. /-
The board meets each quarter, but this week's
meeting is in the spotlight because of the industry's
continued slump. Autos in#November sold at the
lowest rate in 22 years, and more than 190,000 hourly
workers are now on indefinite layoff.
President Reagan's refusal to call a White House
summit on the depressed auto industry as requested
by the Michigan congressional delegation is "tragic
and unbelievable," one of the congressmen said
THE 11 DEMOCRATS and S Republicans sent the
president a letter Oct. 23 asking for a meeting either
with him or with top cabinet officials to discuss what
can be done to turn the industry around.
Rep. James Blanchard (D-Mich.) said he received
a brief letter from Gregory Newell, special assistant
to the president, explaining that such a meeting pould
not be arranged "in the immediate future."
"I think i' an incredible response," said Blan-
chard. ". . . I think the lack of a sense of urgency here
points up the need for such a summit if only to
educate the president on how the economy works. It's
tragic and unbelievable."
In an attempt to "turn around our unfair negative
image," the UAW will take to the airwaves this week
with a series of pro-union television commercials.
The commercials will feature a strong "The UAW
wants to make America work again" message and
give credit to auto companies for design and
engineering improvements made during the past few
Study reports conflicts with work, children
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important assistants who shared-her
my life. That should be a boon for those goals for the child. But the more con-
around me," Mrs. B said. 4 flicted mother tended to feel com-
MANY WORKING mothers must hire petitive, or in some way ambivalent,
babysitters to take care of their toward the care providers they chose.
children wuring the day. This often This attitude increased the doubts and
leads to problems in the mother/child pressures they felt about their own
relationship, Plunkett said. mothering role," Plunkett said.
"The women who were relaxed and
realistic about mothering tended to The image of the "chic" superwoman
think of the child care provider as an who can easily balance job and home is
false and harmful, she said. Mothering
is not an easy job, and having doubts
about it is natural, she added.
Plunkett claimed there is no simple
solution for women who are experien-
cing great stress adjusting' to
motherhood, but working at a regular
job is not a valid escape from the
pressure, she concluded. Mothers may
need professional help in resolving
their conflicts, and they must realize
that it takes time to adjust to the new
responsibilities of motherhood,
"In general, mothers who are conflic-
ted about their work/mothering role
may pass these problems on to their
children," Plunkett said. "Working
mothers who are happy about what
they are doing for their families and
thenselves should have children who
are happy and well adjusted."
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tric shock barriers on city buildings and
implementing use of various chemicals
to kill the birds.
Electric shock devices would disper-
se pigeons from the wired buildings, but
not from surrounding structures. These
devices would have to be regularly in-
spected for maintenance reasons and
would be more expensive than the use
of chemicals, the proposal stated.
THE CHEMICAL Avitrol - which
was used until recently by the Univer-
sity and the Downtown Business
Development Association - created "a
strong adverse public reaction," ac-
cording to the proposal.
The committee wrote that it con-
than desirable control method because
of its inhumane and adverse public
relations characteristics." Avitrol can
be lethal or disorienting to pigeons,
depending on the ,dosage. Some
poisoned birds were killed when they
flew into cars and buildings.
Strychnine, another chemical
recommended in the proposal, affects
the birds quickly and minimizes the
dispersion of the dead pigeons. "Its
primary drawback," the proposal
stated, "is the potential for accidental
ingestion by other birds and animals,
and possibly humans."
ALPHA CHLOROSE, a tranquilizer,
"can be used to humanely capture,
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proposal noted. It is also less expensive
than most of the other chemicals
The use of Phenobarbitol, a bar-
biturate, was another possible drug
mentioned for usage in the proposal. It
was the least expensive chemical cited.
"There is no single successful for-
mula that is applicable in all instances
where. control action is needed," the
"Nothing should be done unless the
situation is investigated, including
nesting, roosting, and feeding habits of
the pigeons," Liska-Stevens said.
Committee chairman Guy Larcom
said he was pleased with the commit-
tee's work. "These are the things the
city should consider when issuing a
permit (to allow a resident to kill
pigeons)," he said.
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