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Gamble, White,
and Foster win
board seats

DailyStaff Writer
Robert Gamble, James White, and
Robert Foster were the apparent win-
ners in last night's city school board
election. -
With all the votes counted except one-
third of the absentee ballots, Gamble
tallied 5,711, White had 5,518, while
5,432 votes were for Foster. The un-
counted ballots are not expected to
change the winners' status.
ROBERT GAMBLE attributed his
apparent success to running a cam-
paign "like Lyndon Johnson. I .didn't
want anybody to vote against me," he
Not being known as a partisan in the
city was an advantage, said Gamble.
"Partisan style is not the way to run for
school board," he said. He said he ran
as an independent to try and get con-
servatives, liberals, and moderates to
vote for him.
David Wolfe, who graduated from
Pioneer high school last week, said his

bid for a board seat was worth the ef-
fort. He said he was "not happy, but
satisfied" with the election. Wolfe
received over 4,700 votes in his first city
4,700 VOTES IS not a bad start, Wolfe
said. Fifth place in an election this close
was better than he said he had initially
hoped for. Low student turn-out con-
tributed to his loss, Wolfe said.
Voters could choose three candidates
from a field of seven. The three with the
most votes became board members,
with their new term beginning July 1.
The results excluding a third of the
absentee ballots place Gamble in the
lead, followed closely by White, Foster,
Donna Wegryn, Wolfe, Beulah Sanders,
and finally, Ellen Blue with under 400
votes. Donna Wegryn was the only in-
cumbent running for re-election.
Election officials said there was no
way to find out the total numbers of
voters until this morning. Last year, 15
percent of eligible voters turned out for
the election.

Hospital vows
After William Robertson broke his leg in a motorcycle accident - and
before he underwent surgery - he asked Nancy Conklin to marry him. She
thought he was under the influence of anesthesia. "I checked with the
hospital staff, and he wasn't," she said. "I think maybe he was afraid he
might lose me if we didn't get married right away." So, on Sunday, the two
were married in the auditorium of Community Memorial Hospital in Toms
River, New Jersey. They are planning to take a honeymoon after Robertson
is released. "I'm going to keep bugging the doctors to let me out," said the
45-year-old Beechwood resident. Robertson owns the Lucky Service Center
here, and met his new wife there three years ago, when she came in as a
customer. Before Robertson's May 18 accident, the couple had planned an
August wedding. While he was hospitalized, Robertson decided he wanted a
"short and simple" ceremony - as soon as possible. A friend who works ina
jewelry store brought a tray of rings so the couple could choose wedding
ands. A notary public visited to verify Robertson's signature on the
marriage license. "I don't really know what I'm going to do tonight. They
told me I could stay in his room but he shares his room with three other
patients," the 33-year-old bride said after the ceremony. Robertson, who had
a steel rod placed in his left leg, hopes to be released in two weeks. He
doesn't plan to ride a motorcycle again. Li
Scorned iguana
When a fellow is rebuffed by a lady, he likes to nurse his wounded pride in
private. That's what police believe happened to Bowzer. A police alert was
issued yesterday for Bowzer, a 5-foot-long iguana, who turned up missing,
said Larry Moore, Norman, Oklahoma police dispatcher. Bowzer, a resident
of the Oklahoma City Zoo, was in Norman on Sunday visiting his girl friend
- appropriately, another iguana - when the -air had a lovers' quarrel.
Moore sayd Bowzer departed ina huff. The search is on for the fierce-looking
dragon-like creature, but officials say Bowzer looks worse than he bites. In
truth, the iguana is a harmless vegetarian, officials said. L
Today's weather
Partly cloudy skies and scattered thundershowers today with a high in the
upper 70s. O
CFT - The Chaplin Revue, 4,7 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Cancer Research Inst. - Interferon Conf., Osias Stutman, "Effect of In-
terferon (IF) on 'Natural' and Other Immune Responses;" Peter Lengyel,
"Biochemistry of Interferon Action;" Thomas Merigan, "Interferon as a
Therapeutic for Man?" 3 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
Fold Dance Club - Beginning Teaching; 7-8:15 p.m., Union.
The Michigyan Daily
Vol. XCI, No 24-S
Tuesday, June 9, 1981
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Counterfeit coupons
a nationwide racket

CHICAGO (AP)-Federal agents
said yesterday they are investigating a
nationwide racket, totaling as much as
$250 million, in which grocery stores
are redeeming newspaper coupons that
have been counterfeited or stolen from
printing plants.
George Simko, head of a coupon
committee for the Audit Bureau of Cir-
culation, estimates that "probably 20 to
25 percent" of coupons are redeemed
fraudulently, amounting to $200 million
to $250 million each year.
SUCH SCHEMES involve both black-
and-white coupons which appear in
daily sections and "free-standing inser-
ts"-color sections of coupons that are
printed independently and inserted into
Sunday newspapers.
Kevin Deery, FBI spokesman in
Chicago, said an investigation of the
schemes had been going on "for some
time," but he declined to elaborate. He
did say, however, that the scheme
"probably has something to do with the
state of the economy."

"Grocery stores operate on such a
slim profit margin that in tough days,
these coupons can prove to be very
beneficial," Deery added.
THE CHICAGO Tribune reported
yesterday that a private investigator
hired by the newspaper had uncovered
widespread theft and counterfeiting of
The Tribune said coupon pages inten-
ded for Sunday papers were stolen
before they got to the newspaper plant,
possibly between the independent prin-
ter and its own building. Coupons from
the weekday papers appeared to have
been counterfeited on offset printing
presses within hours after they ap-
peared in the newspaper.
People who steal or counterfeit the
coupons sell them for a fraction of their
face value to grocery stores which turn
them in to clearing houses, authorities
say. Clearing houses pay the stores the
face value of the coupons, plus a han-
dling fee. The clearing house then gets
its money back from the manufacturer.

The Office of Financial Aid has just been informed that the
State Direct Student Loan Program, a Guaranteed Studert
Loan lender of last resort for Michigan residents, should
secure the necessary funds to re-open the program for the
1981-82 academic year. Contact the Office of Financial Aid
immediately for information by calling 763-4127.
GSL priority deadline for Fall Only loans-July 3. 1981. GSL priority
deadline for Fall/Winter or Winter Only loans-October 30, 1981.

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