The Michigan Daily-Saturday, March 13, 1982-Page 3
Area bookstores report
textbook thefts on rise
By CHRIS SALATA
Economic hard times aren't simply
making students' wallets thinner;
they're leaving backpacks lighter, too.
Area bookstores report a campus-
Wide upsurge of stolen text books in
recent months. "By Spring Break I
received 50 percent more stolen book.
reports than in all of last year," said
Chris Coakley, a University Cellar em-
ployee who works at the book buy-back
LAST FRIDAY Coakley caught a
student trying to sell back a stolen
book. "The only way I knew the book
was stolen was because it was reported
to us immediately," he said. "It's poin-
tless to wait five or six days. Stolen
books are a liability and are usually
sold as fast as possible.
"Hard science" text books are the
prime targets for book bandits. These
books have the biggest market because
they can cost more than $50.
Libraries traditionally have been the
hot spots for thieves, but now books are
not safe even in the dorms or
classrooms. Because students often
don't remember exactly when or where
they last saw a particular book, there is
no way to pinpoint whether thefts are
high in any specific area.
BABARAK NEMAZIE, a graduate
chemical engineering student, said he
lost his $54 book when he forgot it atihis
desk after a class. "I was surprised the
book was taken, because it is so big and
bulky," he said.
In the past, large text books have
been taboo; handbooks and pocket
calculators are the traditional targets
of thieves. But the recent wave of tex-
tbook thefts is not limited to isolated in-
cidents. "There has been a noticeable
increase in reports of stolen books from
last year,"according to Hal Brannon, a
manager of Ulrich's book store. Most
students only report a stolen book as an
afterthought when they buy its
replacement, he explained.
Victims of bookthefts should make a
report to campus police and buy-back
counters of area bookstores, Brannon
said, adding that "the sooner the bet-
Human employment not affected
by robots in Japanese factories
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
THIS BANNER OUTSIDE the Union announces the coming of Michigras. The University Activities Center sponsored
festival offers students a chance to gamble for a night. Michigras begins at 8:00 tonight in the Union.
Michigras festival offers
OGUCHI, Japan (AP)- Robots with massive claws churn
out machine parts at a factory in this backwater central city,
doing "dirty and hazardous" tasks without sending the
human workers to the unemployment lines.
"Workers don't want menial jobs because they have
brains-they're not monkeys," said Teruhiko Yamazaki,
president of Yamazaki Machinery Works."How can we offer
people job security, better working conditions and more
pay-if productivity is not increasing? The answer is
SINCE THE robots began operating five months ago, his
200-plus blue-collar workforce has been retrained in sales,
security positions and assembly line testing, he said.
He said the transfer in personnel did not result in any
salary changes because pay increases "come automatically
with age, not in productivity, experience or education." The
unemployment rate in Japan is about 2.2 percent, lower than
any other industrialized nation.
Yamazaki has taken the process a step further and builds
automated factories for export. He has sold 10 of the plants to
the United States, and has orders for more.
HE WOULD not disclose the names of U.S. firms involved,
but said their interests include autos, cosmetics and oil.
British Aerospace also has expressed interest in Yamazaki
machines, according to industry sources in Tokyo.
He acknowledged machines can't do everything.
"Automation is just a part of the manufacturing process. We
still need conventional factories for testing and assembly
"Essentially, we have done nothing new. The United States
has the same technology," he said. "All we've done is put the
whole system together and make it work by itself. That's the
taste of Las
Law professors accept committee plan
to increase aid for clinical programs
By ANNE MYTYCH
The gamblers, high rollers, and
fun-lovers from across the Univer-
sity campus will gather in the
Michigan Union tonight for the only
legalized roulette and poker games
in town at the annual Michigras car-
For the $2.50 admission to the
University Activities Center spon-
sored event, the pseudo-gambler can
have a chance at riches beyond
comprehension, or at least $250 wor-
th of fake poker chips and a free old-
fashioned arcade game.
BEGINNING AT 8 p.m., the Union
ballroom will become a casino,
complete with poker games, black-
jack tables, and roulette wheels.
With $250 in chips to start, each par-
ticipant will attempt to win at least
$300, enough to buy a raffle ticket,
according to George ' Quin,
Michigras promotions coordinator.
Among the available prizes are a
series of dinners for two at local
restaurants, a movie ticket
giveaway including tickets to the
local film co-ops and Movies at
Briarwood, and certificates good at
local pinball establishments. The
grand prize is a Honda Passport
Third prize in the raffle is titled
"The Paper Chase" and the winner
will be supplied with a room at the
Ann Arbor Inn during the two April
study days to be used as needed,
OTHER AREAS of the Union will
also contain various activities. Old-
fashioned arcade games such as a
pie-throwing contest, a male and
female leg contest, a toilet paper
toss, a pinata, and a kissing booth
can be found in the Pendleton Room,
according to event coordinators
Susan Miertle and Bruce Conybeare.
The winners of the games will
receive prizes, they added.
The Anderson Room will feature
entertainment by students,
Conybeare said. The rock group The
Whiz Kids will perform in the U-
Club,'and Kappa Alpha Psi will play
records in the Kuenzel Room and
sponsor a dance contest, with the
winners receiving a dinner for two.
FOR THE more intellectual
members of the academic com-
munity, there will be chess and
backgammon competition in the
study lounge, while the more active,
members can choose from ping pong
and bingo in the ground floor con-
ference rooms. Half-price video
games and free billiards will also be
Conybeare said that, the par-
ticipants should expect to have an
enjoyable.experience. "I hope that
they have such a good time that they
will look forward to coming back
next year or possibly even working
to help put it together," she said.
The money raised at Michigras
will be giv . to UAC for future ac-
tivities and to "make UAC better,"
(Continued from Page 1) "Budget restraints forced us to make
make up for the loss of close to $100,000 some hard decisions, but the faculty
in the two grants. feel that both clinics are well run and
Faculty members voted also to provide a contribution to the
reorganize the program so that it can educational value of the school," he
meet its new, smaller budget. Part of said.
that reorganization will involve STEVEN PEPE, the clinic's director,
merging the program's two courses - .echoed Sandalow's feelings. The
Clinical Law and the-' 'Child 'Avisory faculty vote made a staement of the
Clinic - into one. Law School's desire to keep its commit-
THE ME MBERS a 1o'decided to 'merit t cliifcal ptograms as part of its
decrease the number of faculty members curriculum," he said.
bers who work with the program and to The student response generally was
reduce the number of times the course positive, but at least one law student
is offered. said that the proposal didn't provide
The vote accepted without amen- enough. John Erdevig, one of two
dment a set of recommendations made students on the review committee that
tn January regarding the program by a proposed the plan, said he had "hoped
special review committee made up of to get a commitment frm the Law
students and faculty members. School to make up any loss of funding."
"There was no strong dissent," said This would mean a commitment of
Law School Dean Terrence Sandalow. about $180,000 to 200,000.
UAC will present "Michigras '82" tonight in the Michigan Union.
Michigras will feature music by the Whiz Kids, a non-profit casino, Arcade
games, dance music, and performances by local entertainers.
Mediatrics-Time Bandits, 7& 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Heaven's Gate, 6:30 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild-Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1, 7 & 9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
'Alternative Action-The China Sindrome, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Cinema II-The Four Musketeers, 7 & 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
The Theosophical Society-Hinduism: The Song of God, The Carriage
House, 1917 Washtenaw.
Ann Arbor Go Club-Meeting, 2-7 p.m,, 1433 Mason Hall.
American Friends Service Committee-Frank Wilkinson, "Repression in
the 1980s," 7:30p.m., Friend's Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill Street.
Canterbury Loft-"The Indian Wants the Bronx," by Israel Horovitz, 8
p.m., 332 S. State.
Ark-Billy Novick & Guy Duser, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Michigan Opera. Theatre-Puccini's "Madame Butterfly," 8 p.m.,
E.M.U.'s Pease Auditorium.
Musical Society-Marcel Marceau, Mime,8 p.m., Power Center.
Cottage Art Gallery-Exhibition by hot glass artist Andrea Cohn, 1-6 p.m.,
2440 Shirley Drive, Jackson.
UAC-"Michigras 1982,"8 p.m., Michigan Union.
Artworlds-Saturday Night Alternative Dance and party, 7:30 p.m., 213 S.
WSDS-"Milt Wilcox Sports Review," highlights of Michigan sports for
the week, Radio 1480.
WCBN-Patchwork. a folk music radio show. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 88.3 FM.
"The attitude of the faculty was
generally favorable to the clinic," he
said. All the students were enthusiastic
about the program, and -the faculty and
administration recognized that."
Williams relaxes on first day out of Senate
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Harrison
Williams, his long congressional career
. ended by the Abscam scandal, yeterday
highlighted his first day as an ex-
senator with a relaxed round of golf -
the burden of the expulsion trial behind
But the 62-year-old New Jersey,
Democrat still faces a serious court
fight: appealing a bribery and con-
spiracy conviction, a three-year prison
sentence and a $50,000 fine that resulted
from his involvement in the FBI's Ab-
AND HIS former colleagues face a
decision next week on how and when to
investigate the Abscam investigation
After six days of futile efforts to per-
suade his 99 peers he did no wrong,
Williams resigned Thursday at the
brink of a Senate expulsion vote. His
resignation became effective when the
Senate session ended, at 5:18 p.m. EST.
"I feel as if a burden has been lifted,'
he said afterward.
HIS SALARY now reduced from
$60,662.50 to a $45,000 pension, his
Senate office in caretaker status and
his involvement in key legislation en-
ded, Williams spent his'first day as an
ex-senator in private relaxation.
"He planned to sleep late and play a
round of golf, with his doctor's OK,"
said press secretary, Joseph Grimes.
"Then he plans to take three or four
days of vacation, then come back to
Washington to finish routine business.
"He is disappointed that he won't be
around to work on housing, banking,
urban affairs, labor and human resour-
ces matters that are coming up this
year for renewal."
GRIMES SAID the office staff
worked as usual, with no change of
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plans until an appointed successor
arrives to take over.
Williams said in a farewell news con-
ference after filing his resignation that
he and his wife Jeanette also will begin
thinking out deciding whether to cam-,
paign for a Senate comeback this fall.
Williams repeatedly predicted he will
be vindicated by an appeal of his
bribery conviction, based on claims
that Abscam investigators, through
gross wrongdoing, distorted his role to
make his innocent involvement appear
to be criminal.
In Newark, N.J., yesterday, Mayor
Kenneth Gibson said he does not think
Williams' political career is necessarily
"Let's assume he's shown to be not
guilty" on appeal, Gibson told a news
conference. "Just suppose that the FBI
is shown to be involved in some ac-
tivities that were illegal, which is
possible. Then he has a right like
anyone else to seek office."
Williams was convicted of offering to
use his political influence in exchange
for $100 million financing for a titanium
mining venture by an FBI undercover
agent he believed to be an Arab Sheik.
The Senate appears certain to in-
vestigate wrongdoing by the Abscam
An aide to chairman Charles
Mathias (R-Md.) of the Senate Rules
Committee - of which Williams was a
member - said he panel will be con-
vened early next week to weigh a
decision on ground rules for a probe of
the Abscam operation.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3:30, March 14
Taller Cultural Latinoamericano de Toronto
Marcelo Puente and Heather Chetwind
Ismael Duran and Julie Butel
MUSICA DE AMERICA LATINA-a series of concerts of Latin American
music.."PENA" in Latin America is a reunion of musicians in an informal
atmosphere sharing their music and art. Empanadas, punch and a sense of Soli-
darity are part of the meaning of "pena." We invite you to join us.
Sponsored by the Latin Anerican Culture Project in cooperation with the Ark,
the Office of Ethics and Religion and the International Center.
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