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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, February 5, 1983-Page 3

Plan for symbolic protest
ails to end trucker strike

Kiwanis sale offers
something for everyone

From AP and UPI
The leader of the bloody independent
truckers strike said yesterday he would
start the rigs rolling again if every
truck in the country would
simultaneously shut down for an hour in
a symbolic protest to fuel taxes and
highway fees.
But the American Trucking
Association, which represents the
major freight companies, said it would
not go along with the show of solidarity
because it always has been opposed to
the strike which has led to more than
1,100 incidents of violence, one death, 45
injuries and 40 arrests in at least 36
North Carolina National Guard
helicopters flew shotgun for non-
striking truckers yesterday in a step-
ped-up fight against highway terror.
AND PRESIDENT Reagan let it be
known he was in no mood to bargain
with the independent owner-operators

who began parking their trucks Mon-
day, putting a crimp in the flow of the
nation's produce from farm to market.
"The worst thing in the world ...
that we could do would be to let any
group of citizens say that they could
change the laws of this country by
committing murder," Reagan told a
news conference.
Mike Parkhurst, the head of the In-
dependent Truckers Association which
claims to represent 30,000 of the 100,000
drivers who own their own rigs and haul
90 percent of the nation's produce, told
a news conference that he had
suggested the hour-long symbolic
protest to an official of -the American
Trucking Association earlier in the
HE SAID IF the ATA agreed to the
action, he would ask his members to
end their strike "and I'll bet you
anything they would."
Parkhurst said yesterday in a news
conference that all the violence tied to

the truckers strike is -counterproduc-
tive." He said the shootings were com-
mitted by "a lot of sickos and weirdos
who think it's cute to fire at trucks."
But the ATA issued a statement
yesterday saying it considers even a
symbolic gesture inappropriate.
"MR. PARKHURST, at his own ad-
mission, called the strike on his sole
initiative," the statement said. "It is
therefore incumbent on him to call it off
in the same manner.''
Parkhurst has claimed that as many
as 70,000 truckers have participated in
the strike, but the federal Transpor-
tation Department has estimated the
number is 20,000.
While many produce shippers have
switched to trains and planes to get
their goods to the stores, Florida ship-
pers reported yesterday that business
was picking up again.
"A LOT OF truckers are beginning to
come back," said Joe Mitchell of the
Florida City Farmers Market. "We

... blames shootings on sickos
and weirdos
were down about 90 percent, but now
we're back up about 30 percent."
North Carolina Gov. James Hunt or-
dered the National Guard helicopters to
patrol busy truck routes in the state
where there have been 17 incidents of
shootings, including the killing of a
Teamster driver.

Campus apartment owners can stay
the winter in luxury furnished apar-
tments this year, sort of, if they hurry
up and head down to the mammoth
Kiwanis rummage sale at Washington
and First Street. Today's the final day.
Cozy couches and feet-saving carpets
can be purchased for the price of a pair
of new textbooks.
Ever find yourself cooking three-
course meals out of a single frying pan?
Go to Kiwanis and pick up a dozen pots
for as many dollars.
Do you deny your bookshelves a
proper selection of paperbacks? Check
out the titles at Kiwanis: Kafka, The
Trial, Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of
Champions or, on the lighter side, Sid-
ney Sheldon, Bloodline.
GRANTED, THE merchandise has
long since come off the assembly line
(all are from donations), but one per-
son's waste may suit another's taste.
One happy University student mar-

ched home with a toaster oven. Price:
Even if you are the person who has
everything, do it for the Boy Scouts or
Mott's Children's Hospital or the Hands
on Museum or any of the other charities
benefitting from the efforts of the
Kiwanis club.
THIS YEAR, proceeds should exceed
$50,000, according to Kiwanis President
Jerry Brown. He says this 57th annual
sale is the biggest one yet.
"It's a great thing for everybody,"
Brown said. "People can clean out
cluttered basements and others may
find something they need here. On top of
it we raise a lot of money for
Friday morning, 200 people lined up
outside the front doors to charge in for
the best buys, and 75% of the stock had
been sold by last night.
Should you miss this winter's sale,
however, a smaller one is held every
September for students.

Missing Mozart symphony foundsy 0
From AP and UPI Thygesen said he kept quiet about the oboes, two fagots (bassoons) and two a
ODENSE, Denmark - Experts have find until expert authenticated it. He horns.
d fi d f mid in the lar of said the orchestra will perform the


iaent ea musiciounu in e ceuu L
theOdense town hall as a missing early
symphony in A minor by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, the librarian of the
local symphony orchestra reports.
"It's not one of the greatest sym-
phonies, but it's a nice piece of com-
posing," said Professor Jens Larsen of
Copenhagen, an internationally known
authority on music of the 18th century.
Gunnar Thygesen, the librarian of the
Odense Symphony, said he found the
hand-copied music, titled "Sinfonia del
Signore Mozart," nearly a year ago in a
truckload of material from the city ar-
chives. It had been given to the or-
chestra's library in 1948 and left in the
cellar of the town hall.

symphony, which is in three movemen-
ts, late this year.
"Initially I thought that the piece
might have been written by another
Mozart, possibly the great composer's
father, but our research has shown that
the way in which the music is written,
its type and moods make us ceretain
tha the piece is genuine," Thygesen
The symphony is divided into three
movements containing allegro,
moderato, andantino, rondo and allegro
moderato moods. Thygesen claims the
rondo mood is the first of its type that
Mozart ever wrote. The music contains
voices for two violins, a cello, bass, two

Phil Collins and The Fabulous Jacuzzys With One Neat Guy will appear at
8 p.m. today in a concert at Hill Auditorium, sponsored by the Office of
Major Events.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - Mad Max, 7,8:40, and 10:30 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema Two - The Lion in Winter, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Alternative Action - A Streetcar Named Desire, 7 p.m.; Cat on a Hot Tin
Roof, 9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Classic Film Theatre - A Hard Day's Night, 7, 8:45, and 10:30 p.m.,
Michigan Theatre.
Gargoyle - Carnal Knowledge, 7:30 and 9:15 p.m., Hutchins Hall.
Mediatrics - My Fair Lady, 6 and 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Hill St. Cinema - Singin' In The Rain, 8 and 10 p.m., Hill St.
Works in Progress - Two major works by local playwrights, 8 p.m., 408 W.
East Quad - Non-Fiction, Mortals, and Dharma Bums, 8:30 p.m., Half-
way Inn.
Community High School - "West Side Story," 8 p.m., school auditorium.
The Ark - The Paxton Project, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre - An Evening of Ionesco, 8 p.m., Main Street
Second Chance - Rapture, Second Chance.
Music School - Japanese Music Study Group, 8 p.m., Rackham.
Music School - Patricia Fisher, Percussion Recital, 8p.m., Recital Hall.
Residential College - Fraternity/Sorority exhibit, noon, room 126.;
Poetry Readings, 3 p.m., Benzinger Library, Fashion/Performing Arts
Show, 8 p.m., R.C. Auditorium, Benefit Dance, 11 p.m., South Cafeteria.
Eclipse - Anthony Braxton/Marilyn Crispell, 8 p.m., University Club.
Center for Continuing Education of Women - "Surviving and Thriving in
Graduate and Professional School: Women at the University," 9 a.m., 4th
Floor Rackham.
Friends of the Matthei Botanical Gardens - Jane LaRue, "Poisonous
Plants," 1:30 p.m., in the Auditorium at the Gardens.
United Methodist Church - "The Ending Hunger Briefing," 10 a.m.,
Methodist in Calkins Hall.
Center for Russian and East European Studies - "The Armenian
Odyssey," Dr. Lucy Manuelian, "Diamonds, Dragons, and Crosses: The Art
of Armenian Rug Weaving,"7 p.m., Rackham Ampitheatre.
Tae Kwon Do Club - 9 p.m., Martial Arts Room, CCRB.
Ann Arbor Go Club -2 p.m., 1433 Mason.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation - Jewish Grad and Undergrad Party, 9
p.m., call 663-3336 for location.
Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation - Water volleyball, 5 p.m., Mack Indoor
U-M Folklore Society - Square and Contra-Dance, 8 p.m., Law Quad.
Kiwanis Club - 57th Annual Kiwanis Club Sale, 10 a.m., Kiwanis Club ac-

Thygesen said Ludwig van Koechel,
who published the standard inventory
of Mozart's works in 1962, listed the
symphony as No. 16a in his chronology
of the genius's vast output, and the
German music publishing house
Breitkopf und Haertel listed it in a 19th
century catalog, giving three bars of its
main theme.
"These three bars, a so-called incipit,
also are on the first page of the music
found here," Thygesen said.
Boar to
LANSING (UPI) - The propriety of
Michigan State University Board
President John Bruff serving as "state
employer" was challenged Thursday
by six Republican lawmakers, all of
them MSU graduates and one of them
the school's state senator.
In a -formal complaint, the state
Board of Ethics is being asked to rule
whether Bruff's service as state em-
ployer - essentially, the ad-
ministration's chief labor negotiator -
is incompatible with his role as a MSU
"BY UTILIZING this board, rather
than going directly into court, we are
hopeful this can be brought to a rapid
conclusion with considerable savings of
taxpayer dollars," said Senate
Republican Leader John Engler of
Mount Pleasant.
In the complaint, Engler and his five
colleagues say they believe that Bruff
"in his role as director of the office of
state employer and as a member of
Governon Blanchard's cabinet, will be
involved in policymaking decisions
regarding budget allocations and
reductions for, among other areas,
Michigan State University."
The board should determine whether
service as state employer is "incom-
patible or in conflict with" the MSU
Also signing the complaint were Sens.
Dan DeGrow of Port Huron, Dick
Posthumus of Kent County, Bill Seder-
burg of East Lansing, Norm Shinkle of
Bedford Township and Nick Smith of
Bruff was the second MSU board
member appointed to a high state post
by Blanchard, an MSU graduate. The
other was Licensing Director Betty
Blanchard has said he does not
believe either appointment creates a
Ironically, Blanchard has proposed
eliminating the ethics board as a
budget-cutting move.

AP Photo
A resident of tent city, east of Houston, moves his belongings from the plastic shelter he has been living in to his truck.
Residents were given until noon yesterday to meet fire standards or leave.
Tent city gets belated reprieve

HOUSTON - About 200 jobless
people who had been ordered out of a
makeshift tent city after a fire killed one
resident won a reprieve from a judge
yesterday, but all except two had
already left.
State District Judge William Blanton
scheduled a hearing for Monday on the
future of the community which was set
up at a roadside park 30 miles east of
Houston nine months ago to accom-
modate northern workers who flocked
to the area in search of jobs. -
Harris County Fire Marshall J. J.
Pruitt on Thursday had ordered the
park vacated yesterday after a tent fire
killed one resident. Prutit said he
would not barricade the park before
Monday's hearing.
"AS FAR AS I'm concerned, they can
stay where they want to stay for now,"
Pruitt said. "If they want to stay where
there is a fire hazard, that's their
Greg Lincavage, 34, loaded his cam-
ping equipment and two German
shepherds into a pickup truck he bought
one day earlier and was prepared to
leave. But after Pruitt declined to close
the park, Lincavage returned, even
though he had received an offer for
shelter elsewhere.
"I'm not looking for charity," Lin-
cavage said.
"IT, THE DEATH, was a very thinly
veiled excuse to close this place down.
We are an embarrassment to the
politicians of Houston. This is supposed
to be boom town USA, but they feel if
they just abolish the source of em-

barrassment everyone will forget it,"
Lincavage said.
Pruitt said fire hazards in the com-
munity were like a "bomb ready to ex-
"If the wind had been blowing in the
right direction, fire could have swept
frm that tent through the other struc-
tures," Pruitt said.
"WE COULD have lost 100 people out
here that night. It would not have been
a major property loss. It would have
been a major loss of lives."
The only other remaining resident
was Mike Kovalcik, who has been living
out of his van beneath the bridge span-
ning the San Jacinto River for the past
two months.
Kovalcik said he wuld remain until he
is driven out.
Dr. Nathaniel Wirt, a chiropractor

who befriended residents of the
modern-day Hooverville, sought the
restraining order to keep the site open.
"The place has been a fire hazard
from the very beginning, but why didn't
they do this three or four months ago?
Wirt said. "I think it's just a political
move to throw them out."

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