STUDENTS WILLING, SPIRITS ARE WEAK
The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 21, 1980-Page 3
BY ANN MARIE FAZIO
An anti-cancer society asked people to stop
smoking for a day for their own good, while a
group concerned about world hunger asked
that people stop eating for a day to recognize
the problems of others. At least among studen-
ts, however, neither ploy appeared to be very
Most students questioned about their com-
pliance pleaded ignorance of the campaigns
rather than any lack of willpower.
THE AMERICAN CANCER Society's 4th
Annual Great American Smokeout asked that
smokers give up cigarettes from midnight to
midnight in hopes that it would entice them to
"The most important thing is to pick a day
(to quit), stick to that day, and quit," said Don
Backhaus, an American Cancer Society
spokesman. He said the publicity of the event
alone makes it effective by raising the con- ]
sciousness of the 54 million American smokers 1
who are the target of the campaign.1
Twenty-five percent of all cancer deaths are
estimated to be related to cigarette smoking,
but health isn't the only reason to quit, accor-r
ding to the Cancer Society. The society said
several life insurance companies offer reduc- t
tions on premiums for non-smokers.;
TIPS FROM the Cancer Society for quitting
include switching to cigarette brands with
lower nicotine levels, announcing to friends c
your definite plans to quit, and taking long
showers where it is impossible to smoke I
whenever the urge hits.
While the Cancer Society urged smokers to
quit their habit for at least a day, an anti-
hunger group urged people accustomed to the
habit of eating to give up that ritual for 24
Oxfam America's 6th Annual Fast for a
World Harvest was designed by the non-profit
relief and development agency to "dramatize
what 500 million people go through every day of
their lives," according to Alan Tucker, a
spokesman for Ann Arbor's Committee Con-
cerned with World Hunger.
"THE FAST IS a symbolic gesture to show
our concern," Tucker said.
But most students continued to keep their
bellies full while the smokers for the most part
When asked about the smokeout, many
students who were smoking said they didn't
know anything about the event. Some said they
would quit for the rest of the day after learning.
SEVERAL STUDENT smokers said they
knew about the Smokeout but did not plan to
stop for the day.
"It's like people who only go to church on
Christmas. Why bother?" one woman said.
State Discount and Marshalls Drugs clerks
said they hadn't noticed a reduction in cigaret-
te sales yesterday, but both employees said the
stores have been running cigarette sales since
EVEN FEWER students seemed to know
about the fast. The food service directors for
West Quad, Betsy Barbour, and South Quad
residence halls said they noticed no djfference
in the number of students eating at the dor-
Both Tucker and Rose Siri, members of the
Ann Arbor Society of Friends, said it was dif-
ficult to organize a campus-wide fast, par-
ticularly in the dormitories. They explained
that too much advance planning would have to
be done in advance of any such event.
The only organized event connected with the
fast, according to Tucker, was a pot luck dinner
at the Wesley Foundation. Persons who had
been fasting during the day broke the fast there
and shared with each other the experience of
being hungry, she said.
Owner stakes out store
Armed with a .38-caliber handgun,
the owner of a Kerrytown meat market
waited in the darkness of his store just
before midnight Tuesday. Several
times during the past few weeks, sums
of $15 and $30 had disappeared over-
night from the cooler where it was hid-
den-he figured whomever had been
stealing his money would be back.
Sure enough, at 11:30 p.m. the door of
the meat market at 407 N. Fifth Avenue
opened. A burglar went straight to the
cooler; jimmied the lock open, and took
out some cash, police said yesterday.
The suspect lunged at the owner with
a screwdriver after being challenged
by him. The owner shot the suspected
burglar in the arm, then called the
police and an ambulance.
The suspect, a 21-year-old Ann Arbor
resident, was reported in fair condition
at University Hospital yesterday. No
warrant has been issued following the
incident, pending review by the
prosecutor's office, Sgt. Harold Tinsey.
Bully steals bicycle
An unidentified bully stole a 14-year-
old boy's bicycle Wednesday after pun-
ching the youth in the face and
stomach, police said.
The young bicyclist was riding down
East Stadium Boulevard when the
hoodlum; described as about 18-years-
old, told the boy to get off the bike.
Ann Arbor schools LISTEN8&WATCH
scrap busing proposalIa
By GREG DAVIS
The Ann Arbor School Board, after
several hours of heated discussion,
voted 5-4 early yesterday morning to
scrap plans to follow state guidelines
for student racial balance by means of
The board decision scrapped almost
four years of debate on how the school
district should accomplish racial
desegregation in Ann Arbor schools.
CONSERVATIVE members of the
board stymied liberal attempts to
retain the essence of a June 25
resolution that called for "forced
busing for racial balance," according
to board trustee John Heald. He called
the June resolution a "blind attempt to
meet state racial guidelines.".
The board, in .an amendment to the
resolution, said the school district
should concentrate on improving
educational opportunities for students
by investigating problem areas in in-
dividual schools and classrooms.
Trustee Lana Pollack said the board
"must act on our values," and that the
new resolution is not an effective
program for desegregation. "Kids suf-
fer in white schools," Pollack said, ad-
ding that it is "presumptuous" to
assume only black-impacted schools
suffer from the effects of segregation.
POLLACK AND Trustee Kathleen
Dannemiller provided most of the op-
position to the amendment to the June
resolution, offering a number of'coun-
ter-amendments in wording similar to
the original document. Most of these
amendments also failed by 5-4 margins.
Some board members expressed con-
fusion over the meaning of some parts
of the June resolution, and said there
was no proof that education in the
school district is suffering from the
current racial balance.
Paul Weinhold, author of the
resolution adopted at yesterday's
meeting, was criticized by some board
members for preparing the document
without more discussion.
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