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Page 6-Tuesday, January 13, 1981-The Michigan Daily

Snow removal
slippery for ci
(Continued from Page 1)'fails to d
ministrator for Engineering Godfrey snowfall.F
Collins. Collins stressed that, although charged t
the city received a number of complain- THE P
ts about parking violations, there were ministral
also a large number of compliments whether
about the effectiveness of the ordinan- Universi
ce. sidewalks
TO ADD TO the confusion, the (R-Fourth
parking ordinance is not the only law because t
city officials are having trouble branch of
.defining. of govern
" An inordinate amount of unplowed ice what to do
and snow has been plaguing sidewalks "Usuall
surrounding the University. University good job,
Director of Business Operations John when I w
WViedenbach cited budget cuts for this removale
ear's slow plowing. "We just don't almost run
ave any money," he said. But Cit
But there is an ordinance that says believes th
the city will clean up a sidewalk bor- University
Bering private property if the owner



Prof. decorated 37 years late

do o within 24 hours of the
Fees for the removal would be
o the property owner.
ROBLEM is that some ad-
tive debate remains as to
this ordinance applies to
ty property bordering
s. Councilman David Fisher
h Ward) says it does not apply
he University is "a separate
government" and "one unit
ment can't tell another unit
y the University does a pretty
" said Fisher. "I remember
was a student they (snow
equipment operators) used to
n me over."
ty Attorney Bruce Laidlaw
he ordinance does apply to the

WWII officer rewarded
for hazardous missions

New Address: New Phone:
4001 Michigan Union 763-6876
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Books and Lyrics by Music by
Alan Jay Lerner Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and
Gabrial Pascal's motion picture 'PYGMALION'
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
January 14-17, 1981-8:00 P.M.
Wednesday & Thursday Tickets $5.00 - Friday & Saturday Tickets $6.00
Box Office Hours: Mon. - Tues., 12-4; Wed. - Thurs. - Fri., 12-8, Box Office 763-1085

Medical Prof. Merle Lawrence
received a five-award salute from
the United States Navy-37 years
Lawrence was awarded a medal
and five stars last August in
recognition for the many hazardous
missions he carried out during
World War II.
"THINGS WERE so hectic at the
time and many (acts deserving
reward) weren't recommended for
awards," Lawrence explained.
He said the recent recommen-
dation for the awards came about
purely by chance. His squadron,
Bombing Squadron 102, was plan-
ning a reunion and he received a let-
ter from his f ormer executive of-
ficer, Curtis Vossler, now a retired
rear admiral, asking if Lawrence
had received his citations.
Lawrence, the director of the
Kresge Hearing Research Institute,
said he had not received his medals,
"so Rear Admiral Vossler told me to
make a copy of my flight log and
send it to him."
VOSSLER initiated the awards
process for Lawrence, who received
a telephone call from Navy Com-
mander J.T. Storc at the Reserve
Center in Detroit, telling him he
finally had been honored. He won an
Air Medal for one act, a Gold Star
for five missions, and three Bronze
Stars for three other missions.
"I wrote the letters of recommen-
dation because of the over 100
missions he (Lawrence) flew, which
included air-to-air combat, patrol

flights, and bombing runs," Vossler
Lawrence, a professor of
otorhinolaryngology, served as a
naval aviator on patrol and bombing
missions for a year. A lieutenant, he
was first stationed on Midway Island
after the famous battle there.
"WHEN WE got there the place
was pretty much leveled. We were
assigned to patrol missions flying
east," Lawrence said. "When we
flew those patrols we would often
spot Japanese patrols coming from
Wake Island. But because we were
both at the limits of our fuel all we
could do was tip our wings at each
other and turn around."
Lawrence received a Purple Heart*
for beingnwounded in the neck on a
mission. His squadron had been
assigned to sink three cargo vessels.
After sinking one of the vessels he
was shot by a Japanese soldier stan-
ding on the deck of another vessel
with a rifle.
"THE REST of the story is like out
of M*A*S*H*," Lawrence said. "In
fact, the surgical scar was bigger
than the original wound."
He also received a commendation
and promotion to lieutenant com-
mander for his work in the Navy
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for
this work redesigning the cockpits of
Lawrence said he was "glad for
his military experience" and is in
favor of the draft registration.
"I have no sympathy for objectors
to draft registration," he said. "As a
citizen you have to do something for
your country if they call on you."

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
MEDICAL PROF. MERLE Lawrence talks about the hazardous missions he
participated in during WWII. Lawrence recently received five awards from
the United States Navy.




SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Left-wing terrorists
seeking Puerto Rican independence from the United States
claimed responsibility for a string of pre-dawn bomb blasts
yesterday that destroyed at least eight warplanes at a U.S.
Air National Guard base.
No injuries were reported but total damage was placed at
$45 million by Lt. Gen. Orlando Llenza, adjutant general of
the Puerto Rican National Guard.
THE HOME-MADE time bombs blew up eight A-7d Corsair
II jet fighters, damaged two others and destroyed a deac-
tivated F-104 Starfighter, a military spokesman said.
The attack destroyed or put out of action half the Air
National Guard unit's complement of 20 planes, which are
used primarily for training on this U.S. commonwealth
island. Guard leaders said it illustrated serious problems of
security at the Guard's Muniz Base, an enclave within San
Juan's international airport.
A group known as the Puerto Rican Popular Arnly, which
also uses the name Machete Wielders, asserted respon-
sibility. It was one of three small leftist groups that shot up a
Navy bus in Puerto Rico in December 1979, killing two sailors
and wounding 10. No one has been charged with those mur-
THE MACHETE Wielders have claimed responsibility
for three other terrorist attacks in the past two years. There

is little evidence they have any significant popular support.
Terrorists based on the U.S. mainland, notably the Ar'
med Force of National Liberation, with a Spanish acronym of,
FALN, also have waged bombing campaigns for Puerto
Rican independence. The Machete Wielders, two other
island-based groups and the FALN occasionally have coor-
dinated bombing attacks on the U.S. mainland and in Puerto
According to guard officials, sometime between Sajr-
day evening and 1:30 a.m. yestrday, when exlosi is
resounded in sequence from Muniz Base, terrorists were able
to reach the planes undetected and plant an undetermined
number of time bombs in planes parked outside the main
THREE BOMBS PLACED in two planes did not explode
when the others did and were detected by bomb-sniffing4
dogs. Police bomb experts, assisted by a Navy bomb disposal
team flown in from the Roosevelt Roads Navy base 30 miles
east of San Juan, removed and dismantled them.
The terrorists left two small machetes with their group/s
initials and a group flag in the base's fuel depot, according to
a guard spokesman.
In recent elections, 95 percent of the Puerto Ricang
voting cast ballots for parties favoring either statehood for
the island or continued commonwealth ties to the U.S.

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Tickets are $8.50 reserved and go on sale
TOMORROW, Jan. 14, at the Michigan Un-
ion box office, 10 am, and CTC outlets. No
checks accepted.

5th Ave at lbet 76 1.17O00
The Taste of True Raga Music
JAN. 16 & 17!
"3 stooges follies"


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be given more money if a need was in-
colleges have been asked to cut a total
of about $9 million from their budgets
by July 1. LSA has taken a third of those
cuts. The college is coping by leaving
faculty positions unfilled, cutting staff,
and sacrificing equipment funds.
A $1 million discretionary fund has
been established by Vice President
Frye so he can give money back to
schools and colleges in areas where the
cuts have hurt most.
LSA has asked Frye to replace

several faculty positions with some of
that money. ,
Botany Prof. Bill Anderson warned
Knott that reduction or elimination of
programs should be done quickly
because faculty morale is suffering
while they are waiting for the cuts.
BECAUSE OF the uncertainty,
potential students and faculty members
will be deterred from coming to the
University, he added.
Reduction of programs, rather than
elimination, will be the most prevalent
way of cutting budgets, Knott said.
Discontinuing a program would require
the establishment of a review commit-

tee and the gathering of comments
from students, faculty, and other
Procedures mandated in the Univer-
sity's Guidelines for Discontinuance of
Academic programs are complex and1
time-consuming enough to discourake
that document's use, Knott said. I 4
guidelines were developed last year by
faculty members and administra(or$
who anticipated the need to elimir aitg
certain University activities because of
budget cuts.
But Knott said the college could
"live" with the guidelines. "It just
doesn't address the exact problem we
face right now," he said.

LSA discusses program cutbacks'

Cinema 11


WAY DOWN EAST D. W. Griffith, 1920)
LILLIAN GISH stars as a woman who, having committed one "unfortunate
sexual error," resulting in an extra-marital pregnancy, finds love and re-
demptive morality. The genius of Griffith and the phenomenal artistry of
Gish combine to create a sensitive story which rises above its predictable
melodramatic foundation. One of the masterpieces of America's Golden Age
of Silent Film. (110 min.) 7:00 Only.
THE BLUE ANGEL (Josef von Sternber,1930)
In many ways, this film is the most powerful of the VON STERNBERG-DIETRICH
collaborations. Marlene is unforgettable as the beautiful, but heartless
Lola-a cabaret singer-who captures the authoritarian, but vulnerable
schoolmaster (EMIL JANNINGS) under her spell. The film that made Dietrich
a sensation. Includes the classic rendition of "Falling In Love Again." (107
min.) 9:00 only.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Nat. Sci.

$2.00 one show
$3.00 both shows

COM NG HOME (HalAshby,,1978)
Winner of five Acnadmv Awards, this film returns us to the 1960's in a drama

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