The Michigan Daily-Friday, December 3, 1982-Page 3
Strip telegram fraud uncovered
By THOMAS MILLER
Con artists will sometimes go to great
lengths to strip the public of its money,
and in Ann Arbor one unidentified man
is trying to strip the public by stripping
A number of female dormitory
residents have received phone calls
from a man who claims he has a
telegram to deliver-a striptease
telegram. People at T & A Strip-T-
Gram, a legitimate Ann Arbor strip-
tease telegram company, say this man
is an imposter: When he strips, it's not
the real thing.
THE INCIDENTS have gone beyond
ust phone calls though. Last week,
everly Lashbrook, co-owner of T & A
Strip-T-Gram, received a call from a
woman who reported that a white male
of student age showed up at her dor-
mitory room claiming to have a Strip-T-
Gram for her.
The student asked the man who sent
him, but he would not tell her, Lash-
brook said. The man told her "he was
doing this to make extra money." He
then requested payment ,before per-
forming. When the woman refused, the
man left. "He did not take his clothes
off," Lashbrook said. The man called
himself Bob, she said.
"He did not bring a stereo and was
dressed as a normal student," Lash-
brook said. T & A Strip-T-Gram
messengers dress in suits and bring
their own stereos for background
music, T & A officials said. In addition,
Strip-T-Grams have never been
delivered in a University dormitory, and
messengers are paid by the person who
order the telegram, they said.
EARLY IN October, Lisa, a resident
of Oxford Housing, received a similar
"He said he was from T & A Strip-T-
Gram, and he had a telegram for me,"
Lisa said. "But he would not specify
who had sent it." She then asked if she
could call him back, but he gave her a
wrong number. He called himself Bob.
The imposter's use of T & A Strip-T-
Gram's name has left the firm more
than a little incensed. According to Bill
Emrick, advisor to the company, "This
man is obviously an imposter. We
operate in a professional manner. He is
giving our company a bad name."
T & A USUALLY sends striptease
telegrams to parties or gatherings.
People contact T & A to send a telegram
to friends. "We would never call people
to arrange for an appointment. All
arrangements are previously made
through the person who sent the
telegram," Lashbrook said.
Aside from being a nuisance, T & A
owners said, the imposter could be a
hazard. If he got into someone's room,
he might rob them, Emrick said. "We
don't want to see anybody hurt,"
Emrick said, "we just don't know what
he's up to."
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EMU faculty to receive 5 percen
By FANNIE WEINSTEIN
Eastern Michigan University faculty
members will receive a 5 percent base
salary increase effective Jan. 6 after an
*agreement with the university's chap-
Zer of the American Association of
The faculty union ratified the two-
dear contract by a vote of 152-11 on Nov.
11 and it was approved by EMU's Board
of Regents a week later.
EMU-AAUP President Donald Pear-
on said he was a little surprised by the
pay hike. "It was kind of touch and go.
We didn't expect anything large but it
was larger than I thought it would be
The contract also includes three dif-
ferent early retirement programs and a
provision requiring all EMU faculty
members to become dues-paying
members of the AAUP or pay a
representation service fee.
Ironically, the contract was approved
the same day that faculty at Michigan
State University voted against
THE RETIREMENT plans were an-
important consideration for faculty
members, according to Jack
Nightingale, information coordinator
"They (faculty) were concerned about
having some type of procedure," he ex-
plained. "This would be a way of doing
it without laying off faculty members."
The "Early Retirement Severance
Payment Plan" is a one-time only op-
tion for faculty members who have
taught for 20 years in a tenure track
position. Benefits of the plan, which
must be applied for by April 15, include
the equivalent of one year's salary paid
over two years.
A "PHASED Retirement Plan," also
a one-time-one option, is available to all
faculty members who have taught for
25 years. This plan includes 60 percent
of base salary for a 50 percent teaching
load for a maximum of three years.
The third retirement plan, the "Early
Retirement as an Alternate of Layoff
Plan," is restricted to faculty members
in departments in which one or more.
layoff notices have been issued or
which has been notified that it is subject
To be eligible for this plan, the ap-
plicants salary must exceed that of the
faculty member designated for layoff
by an amount great enough so that the
payment period will not exceed five
years. The retiree will receive one
year's base salary payable in equal
C pay fllf e
ALL THREE plans also include
provisions for unused accumulated
temporary disability pay and medical
The new representation service fee is
based on the amount EMU-AAUP
currently pay, 0.75 percent of their
salaries. The representation fee will
not, however, include fees like the
national AAUP dues.
"The argument is," Nightingale said,
"that although you don't have to be
members of the union, you should
provide your fair share for what the
union does for you."
PROF. WILFRED Kaplan, president
of the ,University's AAUP chapter, said
he doesn't think University faculty will
unionize in the near future. "I don't
think it's going to go very far here," he
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Meechigan grant to be awarded
y JERRY ALIOTTA suffering a fatal cerebral brain clot.
The old Meechigan spirit is still going A 1943 graduate of the University,
*trong at the Phi Delta Theta frater- Ufer established himself as one of the
-gity. This Monday at 7:15 p.m. the first all time great Michigan track stars in
recipient of the Bob Ufer Scholarship the early 1940's. Ufer set a world indoor
Fund will be awarded $250 to help pay track record for the 440 yard dash,
ior his education. which stood as the school record for 32
"It's a very prestigious award," said years.
Mike Citren president of the Phi Delta Among many other activities at the
Theta fraternity. "There has been a lot University, Ufer was a Phi Delt and a
of competition in the house for the member of it's Alumni Association.
award." ' "Bob was on our member board and
r Ufer, a flamboyant Michigan broad- when times were bad Bob was always
"aster since World War II, had his 362- there," said Phil Grasshof, president of
game streak of announcing Wolverine the Phi Delta Theta's Alumni
football games broken last fall after Association. "We really miss him," he
The Michigan Theatre will be the setting for "A Birthday Celebration for
Sippie Wallace." The benefit concert will feature guest appearances by
Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, and the Chicago Jazz Band. Hazen Schumacher of
WUOM-WVGR will host the show, to begin at 8 p.m.
AAFC-Polyester, 7, 8:40 & 10:20 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Two-Experimental Films, 9 p.m., Cars That Eat People, 10 p.m.,
Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Cinema Guild-Man of Iron, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Mediatrics - Dirty Harry, 7 p.m., The Eiger Sanction, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
UAC-"Bye B e, Birdie," 8 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Canterbury Loft - "Equus,' 8 p.m., 332 S. State St.
School of Music-Voice Recital, Stellamarie Actis, 8 p.m., Rackham
k Assembly Hall.
The Ark-Roselie Sorrels, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Industrial and Operations Engineering and Computer Information and
Control Engineering-Professor Will Gersch, "Smoothness Priors in Time
Series," 3 p.m., 1504 East Engineering.
English Language and Literature and Sociology-Rev. Andrew Greeley,
"The Religious Imagination," 4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class-Mtg., 7:30 p.m., University Reformed
ECKANKAR-seminar on "Creativity and Imagination," 7 p.m., Ann Ar-
bor Public Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
Astronomy-University Exhibit Museum presents Astrofest 118, a chance
to ask any astronomy/space questions, 7:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Wildlife Society - Art sale, 10 a m.-4 p.m., first floor of the School of
Kiwanis Club - "Used but not abused," Christmas Sale, 1-8 p.m., Kiwanis
Activities Center, 2005S. First St.
Galens Medical Society-Tag Day fund raising drive to raise money to
support projects for sick children.
Michigan Economics Society - "Turning your Econ Major into a Job," 4 -
5 p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.
Committee for Gender Research-Forum on third world women's issues,
film showing "Women in a Changing World," noon, the International Center,
603 E. Madison Street.
Washtenaw Community College-Non-Traditional Career Day, featured
speaker State Senator-elect Lana Pollack, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Artists' Gallery
Dining Room in the Student Center Building, 4800 East Huron River Dr.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
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