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Ninety-seven years of editorialfreedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, November 13, 1986


'Vol. XCVII - No. 5 1

Copyright 1986, The Michigan Daily

Eight Pages


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MONTROUIS, Haiti (AP)-Rela-
tives of the passengers on a crowded
ferry boat that sank off La Gonave
island Tuesday gathered on the
beach here yesterday to await word
of their kin. At least 131 people
drowned or were missing and feared
dead, officials said.
The ferry, the 50-foot-long
wooden Oque Lele, sank shortly
before noon Tuesday about a mile
from the wharf in Anse-a-Galets on
La Gonave.
"WE THINK it (the ferry) was
overcrowded," Anais Chavenet, a
spokeswoman for the Information
Ministry, said in Port-au-Prince,
the Haitian capital. It was not
immediately known how many
people the privately owned ferry
was authorized to take on.
Ms. Chavenet said the cause of
the accident was not known.
"The boat was loaded top to
bottom," said Thalus St. Fleur,
whose cousin was on the boat.
"There were people on the top and
there were people below deck.
There were so many people it was

MRS. ST. FLEUR was one
of about 30 people who gathered at
Montrouis to seek information
about relatives.
They said people who had
witnessed the accident told them
only the passengers on deck had a
The Coast Guard recovered 20
bodies and 111 people were missing
and presumed dead, said Christian
Theodore, director of the National
Disaster Relief Agency in Port-au-
Prince. Nineteen people survived,
he said.
Isnel Angrand, a government
official on La Gonave, said there
was not enough equipment to
conduct a proper search and rescue
THE ONLY helicopters in
Haiti, the poorest country in the
Western hemisphere, belong to the
army, and their use is restricted. No
charter planes or boats were
available for hire yesterday

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON

Cookie Monsters
The University Children's Center for Working Families sent its top cooks
to Mom's Very Own Chocolate Cookie Company on William St., to see how

cookies are made. Four-year-olds Lorin Fries, Al Dixon and Scott Gam-
bill equip cookies with M&Ms.

No- more rent, declare bogus

Finally realizing the immorality of charging rent,
Ann Arbor landlords are asking tenants to stop sending
them money. "This past Nov. I will be the last time
you will have to pay for the right to live in your
home," says a letter distributed by the "Ann Arbor
Landlord's Association," which represents "all the
landlords of the Ann Arbor area."
But the Revolution isn't here - yet. The letters are
ACCORDING to an Ann Arbor resident who
asked not to be identified, 600 letters were placed in
Physics prof dies
after air crash
William Williams, a University physics professor
and associate dean of research, died at 4:35 p.m.
Tuesday following the morning crash of his private
plane into Lake St. Clair. Williams' spouse, Shelly, is
in stable condition and was transferred to University
Hospital last night.
"He had a tremendous amount of care for what he
was doing in all aspects of life. He made immense
contributions to the University and will be greatly
missed by all," said Arthur Rich, a physics professor
and colleague of Williams.
WILLIAMS joined the University physics
department in 1965 and became associate dean for
See 'U', Page 3
Students to vote
on Profs' language
Just when you thought elections were over, another
contest is taking place -- to choose Professors and
TAs who best use non-discriminatory language in
The Public Interest Research Group in Michigan is
holding the election today and tomorrow in the
Fishbowl. The purpose is to alert students to non-
inclusive language, which discriminates against blacks,
women, the elderly, or certain religious groups.
FIVE professors or TAs will ultimately be chosen,
and PIRGIM will publicize the winners and present
them with an as yet unspecified award.
See STUDENTS, Page 3

mailboxes around the city, not by landlords, but by a
"group of anarchists."
"We wanted people to think about the system we
live in. A guy stopped me when I was putting it in a
mailbox, and said 'You can't do that. It's private
property.' And I said, 'That's it exactly. We don't need
private property. Why do we need landlords?" the
anarchist said.
According to the letter, local landlords "have come
to realize that in essence rent is theft.... we have over
these many years taken your money for what is your
right. The right to housing, like the right to eat, and

freedom of speech, is not a commodity to be bought
and sold. To pay for home is like paying for the right
to live."
THE LETTER continues, "Without having to
pay rent...You won't have to work as much, leaving
you free time to live as you want to...We now realize
that it is' this autonomy which is important."
Tenants are also given a phone number to call if
they want to help redistribute the money landlords have
collected. The number, however, is'for the Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce.
A spokesperson for the chamber said the office had

received about 25 calls since Monday from puzzled
tenants, although none believed the letter. The chamber
has contacted the police because the letter fraudulently
uses the chamber's number and address, the
spokesperson said.
The letter is signed by A. Phillip Goldman, the
imaginary president of the non-existent Ann Arbor
Landlord's Association. The letter A' stands for
anarchy; Phillip stands for Utah Phillips, an
International Workers of the World folk singer; and
Goldman stands for Emma Goldman, an anachist in the
early 1900s, according to the anonymous anarchist.

Law student may
win 'Jeopardy'

Chuck Forrest is keeping his
friends in suspense.
The 25-year-old University law
student finished competing in the
game show Jeopardy's annual
Tournament of Champions, and he
already knows who won. But he
won't tell his law school buddies
until they pile into his dormitory
room to watch him on Channel 4
next week.
"I don't want to blow (the
suspense)," said Forrest, who will
appear on the show for one week
starting this Friday. He said he
made an agreement with the show's
producers not to reveal the winner
of the already-taped tournament.
But the Law School newspaper,
The Res Gestae, reported yesterday
that Forrest has won the
tournament. Forrest would not
confirm this, and would not
comment on whether he had talked
to the paper. Officials at King
World, the show's syndicate in New
York, could not be reached for
If he is the winner, Forrest will
receive $100,000 dollars. Forest
was on the show in September for
five consecutive days, winning a

began 15 years ago. He said he
prepared for his appearence on the
show by having friends quiz him on
trivia, and he also did crossword
puzzles to practice thinking quickly
and logically.
Forrest said the key to his
success on Jeopardy is that "You
just have to know a little of

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
During the snowfall last night, music school junior Linda Bradley scrapes snow off her
car in the parking lot behind the North Campus Commons. Last night, the National
Weather Service reported snow showers with near-record-low temperatures in the mid-
teens. The services forecast mostly clear skies and a high temperature of 20 for today.
More precipitation is expected on Sunday or Monday.

... possible 'Jeopardy' winner
"There's no luck like there is in
other shows, with wheels and dice
and things like that." he said. While
other game shows have an element
of chance, he said, Jeopardy
involves competition alone. The
host reads contestants the answer to
a question, and each player must
come up with the question and be
the first to hit the buzzer.

record $72,000.
Forrest has
"Jeopardy" fan


a chronic
the show

Give 'til you bleed
W p'ri nenrinn the endi nf the firt half nf the

Wolverine. And even though Ohio State is closer to
its goal than Michigan is, Red Cross representative
Neal Fry says the Wolverines have an excellent
chance to retain the coveted Blood Drop trophy. "We
are really doing well. We did extremely well in
Bursley," she said. "They always start out with a

freshman Mike Barone can attest. Barone was trapped
inside Otis, an elevator at the Undergraduate Library,
for 45 minutes Tuesday night. Otis jams once or
twice a month, according to Safety Officer Nancy
Evanski, who has worked at the University for eight
years. Barone was taking the trip up from the

DISABLED STUDENTS: Opinion looks at the Of-
fice of Disabled Students. See Page 4.
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