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Vol. XCI, No. 86 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday, January 10, 1981 Ten Cents Eight Pages
U' books turn up at local sho
Police issue warrant for suspect
0 By BARRY WITT
Ann Arbor police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a
suspect in the theft of at least 10 rare books from University
libraries, some of which were discovered on the shelves of
the State Street Bookshop.
Police have not released the suspect's name, pending his
arrest. Detective Dan Branson said he has agreed to allow
the suspect to surrender himself in the presence of an attor-
ney sometime next week.
THE CASE began to unfold December 18 when Peter
Tolson, a graduate student in the Biological Sciences depar-
tment, noticed a rare book on herpetology on display at the
State Street Bookshop. Tolson, who was familiar with the
*book from his studies, informed faculty members of the
Zoology department, who identified the book as being owned
by the department.
After the book was determined to be missing from a
divisional library in the Natural Science Museum, campus
security and the police were informed.
The suspect "claimed he bought the books from somebody
in the museum building," according to Zoology Prof. Arnold
Kluge, curator of herpetology in the Museum of Zoology
PROF. RONALD Nussbaum, assistant curator of the
division, confirmed Kluge's report, adding that the suspect
cited a George Williams as the original seller. However,
Nussbaum said the only George Williams he knew in the
department was a "distinguished visiting scholar, who didn't
fit the description (the suspect gave of the alleged seller) ."
Branson said the suspect "surrendered" the remainder of
the books to police. "Some, or maybe all, were in that (State
Street) bookstore. Some he may have had himself," Branson
said. He said that the suspect must have retrieved the books
himself, possibly from other local bookstores.
An eleventh book tied to the suspect may have already
been resold at a Boston book sale, according to Nussbaum.
recovered books might be just the 'tip of
an iceberg,' implying the suspect could
have stolen and sold an untold number
Branson said that he was told of the book by the suspect, but
said he has not been able to track it down. In such a case "the
bookshop must have acted as an agent," Branson said.
State Street Bookshop owner Kevin Sheets said yesterday
that there were no marks identifying the books as being
owned by the University, but he declined to comment on
other aspects of the case.
See 'U', Page 5
By JANET RAE
It may not be Hollywood, but Monday morning
Ann Arbor finally will have its own local
television station when WRHT-TV beams its first
signal over Channel 31.
The infant station, based in Chelsea, will
provide the area with local commercial broad-
casting and also will offer non-cable subscription
CHANNEL , 31. will broadcast commercially
from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily before
switching over to a scrambled signal for sub-
*scribers, Commercial scheduling will include old
movies, "how-to" series, specials, and a local
talk show four days a week that will feature local
Subscription service, which includes a
"matinee" movie from 1 to 3 p.m., and films and
other specials at night, is scheduled to begin Feb.
1. It will cost $22.95 a month. After "prime time"
the price is $3.95 for "adult" films.
"It's an ideal place," said Dick Smith,
executive vice president of the Oklahoma-based
Satellite Syndicated Systems, the new station's
"WE THINK IT (Channel 31) will be good for
us and good for the community," Smith said,
The Federal Communications Commission
granted the station a license in 1973 to Ann Arbor
resident Gershom Morningstar. Lack of finan-
cing prevented the company, Wolverine Mor-
ningstar, from following through on plans to con-
struct a station, Morningstar said.
He said he sold the station's license to SSS last
WRHT IS THE first broadcasting affiliate with
the previously all-cable subsidiary of SSS, Syn-
dicated Programs Network. Because of this, the
station will have access to a variety of programs
circulating within the satellite system.
Horowitz said he expects that the present
common management partnership between the
subscription interests and the commercial side
will prove to meet a greater variety of local
needs. For instance, "Local advertisers want
local coverage," he said.
0 Ann Arbor has had only one other station,
WPAG-TV, which went dark in 1958 because of a
weak broadcasting system.
THE FIRST Channel 31 transmission will be a
series called "That's Academic" which will
feature a University-produced show, "Future
See NEW, Page 2
Daily Phofo by DAVID HARRIS
RARE BOOKS FROM the University libraries have been found for sale in the State Street Bookshop.
WASHINGTON (AP)-Prices at the
wholesale level climbed 11.7 percent
in 1980, as the year ended with 1.5
million more Americans out of work
than at the end of 1979, the gover-
nment reported yesterday.
The rise in wholesale prices for 1980
was down only slightly from a 12.6
percent jump in 1979, while the num-
ber of unemployed people. was- up
sharply from 6.3 million at the end of
1979 to 7.8 million in December, the
Labor Department said.
MOREOVER, 1981 begins with
energy prices advancing at a double-
digit annual rate after months of
moderation as a result of new in-
creases in fuel prices announced by
major oil companies.
In the last inflation and jobless
reports issued before President Car-
ter leaves office, the government said
wholesale prices increased a
relatively modest 0.6 percent in
December, the same as in November,
while the unemployment rate
declined from 7.5 percent in Novem-
ber to 7.4 percent in December.
The wholesale price increase for
1980 compares with a 3.3 percent rise
in 1976, the year before Carter moved
into the White House. The latest
unemployment rate was nearly iden-
tical to the 7.5 percent rate that con-
fronted Carter upon taking office in
IF THE RISE in wholesale price's
continued at December's 0.6 percent
monthly increase for a full year the
annual inflation rate would be 7.8 per-
cent. However, economists caution
that coming months will bring
renewed price pressures on food and
Although the December wholesale
price and unemployment reports
suggest a very modest improvement
in the economy as President-elect
Ronald Reagan prepares to enter the
White House, most economists expect
high inflation and unemployment to
persist during the Republican's first
year in office.
Percent of Work Force
8.5 -- Dc
8.0 Adjusted I1:4%
Source:.Dept of Labor 1P
Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
STUDENTS TRUDGE ALONG on their way to classes across a snow, slush,
and ice-covered Diag yesterday. University Plant Operations personnel said
they would have the frozen mess cleared off the center of campus sometime
Slippery sid ewlbalks
shall be shovelled
By JEFF VOIGT
If you have been one of the many
students slipping and sliding to and
from class during the past few days,
take heart. The central campus area
should be cleared by this morning,
according to University Plant
Operations General Foreman Bob
"We have been doing most of our
work in the medical center," he ex-
plained, adding that crews would
work last night and during the day
cleaning up the area surrounding the
GROUNDS MANAGER Doug
Sasing said that his department has
experienced difficulties in removing
the large amount of snow that has
fallen in the area recently. Sasing
said much of it collected during the
recent winter break while snow
removal personnel weren't working.
"Budget cuts have caused problems
with our overtime," he added.
Sasing also said that equipment
problems have slowed the clean-up
effort. Extensive use of the equip-
ment in sub-zero temperatures, he
explained, have caused a number of
THE SIDEWALKS are sanded and
salted to break up the snow so that
sweepers can come through later
and remove it, Hanselmann said.
"But with these severe tem-
peratures, very little has taken
place," he added. "If we could get
one day of temperatures in the upper
20s or lower 30s it would be much
Hanselmann said the plant
operations department tries to get at
the snow as quickly as possible, but
that it was still trying to catch up
with the snow that fell during the
vacation. He also said additional
snow that fell during recent days has
added to the problem.
cl 'r ekigaims, bi'as hurt sex lf
BOSTON (AP)-A federal magistrate has urged a The Osinubis, who were born in Nigeria, tried without
judge to award $141,000 to a black couple who claimed success in 1974 to see an apartment at the Brentwood
that their sex life was disrupted for five years and that Manor complex in Arlington, a Boston suburb. At the
they suffered mental damage after a rental agent time, Osinubi was an engineer at Polaroid and a
refused to show them an apartment. graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of
Magistrate Peter Princi ruled that Kunle and Kofo Technology.
Osinubi, both in their 20s, suffered "severe and extreme TrlE MAGISTRATE FOUNI that the rental agent,
emotional damage" because they were discriminated Irene Magill, said several times that she was too busy to
against while apartment hunting six years ago.,to t
THE MAGISTRATE SAID both husband and wife suf- show them an apartment. But at the same time, white
fered a "loss of sexual drive" and did not have sex for friends of the couple were able to view apartments
three years after the incident. Sexual relations resumed, without difficulty. dmh
but "she hated it," the magistrate reported. Normal After the couple filed a legal complaint, the agent
relations did not resume until mid-1979. showed them an apartment, Princi said, but she over
"During these five years," he said, "she felt that stated the rent and falsely said only one parking space
because she was black, she was not good enough to be was available.
loved by her husband." COUPLE, Page 2
Pennies from heaven
MANY ANN ARBOR residents would pray for
such luck, but at least one Fort Lauderdale,
Fla. resident was less than pleased with a
recent windfall. It seems a low-flyingI
smuggler-apparently trying to evade U.S. Customs agen-
ts pursuing him in a plan-"bombed" a Fort Lauderdale
neighborhood with 100-pound bales of marijuana yesterday
morning. Although no one was injured, one of the bales
scored a direct hit on a mobile home, ripped through thea
economy, according to Domino Director of Marketing
Communications Bob Salogar. "We would get a tremen-
dous savings on fuel, and since there are no moving parts in
the car motor, it would last between six and eight years,"
he said. The car has already been tested in Lansing and,
according to Salogar, the car will be in Ann Arbor
sometime after Jan. 15.
Voter registra ion deadline
January 19 is the deadline for registering to vote in the
city primary election scheduled for February 16. Persons
who wish to register should report to the City Clerk's office,
on the second floor of City Hall, which is at the corner of Fif-
th and Huron streets. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5
phone has been ringing off the hook. Nitrous oxide is better'
known as laughing gas, and Dr. Mohamed Ghoneim, an
anesthesiologist and a College of Medicine professor, said
the overwhelming response seems related to a common
view that the gas provides the inhaler a pleasant euphoria.
Ghoneim has been flooded with calls from persons willing
to be among the 40 volunteers paid $25 to inhale a mild con-
centration of nitrous oxide. The experimenters are testing
the drug's effect on memory. "Probably the highest
abusers are dentists, health professionals, medical studen-
ts, and others who have access to tanks of nitrous oxide in
hospitals," Ghoneim said. "You also have those people who
sniff the gases from whipped cream cans, which contain
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