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August 04, 1981 - Image 5

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Michigan Daily, 1981-08-04

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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, August 4, 1981--Page 5'
Jerry Ford Museum
gets finishing touches

looks like the Oval Office, but the trap-
pings-the wheel from the captured
merchant ship Mayaguez, a pipe holder
from Leonid Brezhnev-seem just a lit-
tle out of date.
And no wonder. It's the Oval Office of
former President Gerald Ford, who
took over the White House when
Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 and who
lost the 1976 election to Jimmy Carter.
THE ROOM, the only full-scale
replica of the Oval Office, is one of the
highlights of the new Ford Museum,
Grand Rapids' tribute to its favorite
son. The cement and mirrored glass
building will be dedicated Sept. 18 in
ceremonies that will feature President
Reagan, Ford's onetime Republican
Ford's brief presidency saw the end
of the Vietnam War and the wrapup of
the Watergate scandal, and one is

quickly reminded of the painful cir-
cumstances under which Ford took of-
WITH A 40-FOOT geyser of water
gushing from the reflecting pool outside
the visitor is greeted by a massive wall
of travertine marble on which sculptor
Harold Vogel has inscribed parts of
Ford's inaugural address.
"You have not elected me your
president by your ballots, and so I ask
you to confirm me as your president
with your prayers ... I have not sought
this enormous responsibility, but I will
not shirk it .,."
The first floor of the museum houses
a 257-seat auditorium, where a 28%-
minute film of Ford's life will be shown.
An elaborate control booth at the rear
of the auditorium also will control three
slide shows in the second-floor display

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A 40-FOOT-HIGH fountain rises in front of the Gerald Ford Presidential Mu-
seum in Grand Rapids. The museum, commemorating Ford's years in the
Oval Office will open Sept. 18. The Ford Presidential Library was opened in
Ann Arbor last May.

Beer keg
Sparty host
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A 20-
gallon keg of beer, apparently
overheated, exploded at a weekend
fraternity gathering and killed the host
of the party, police said yesterday.
Robert Harris, a 25-year-old member
of Sigma Phi, died early Sunday at
Long Beach Community Hospital of in-
* juries described as "multiple major
ACCORDING TO police Sgt. Rod
Carpenter, the beer keg had been taken
to a beach for the Saturday afternoon
party. He said it probably heated up in
the sun, causing pressure inside to
Carpenter said the keg was taken
back to the fraternity house Saturday
night and that Harris was standing next
to it when "the keg suddenly decided to
take off."
Lt. Douglas Bostard said the bottom
of the keg blew out, turning it into a
missile that blasted into Harris. He said
Harris suffered a broken arm, bruises
and abrasions to his torso and internal
Carpenter said the keg was intended
for 12 pounds of pressure per square in-
ch but that the pressure regulator
gauge registered 60 pounds per square
inch when the keg exploded.
Carpenter said that instead of
pressurizing the keg by means of a
hand pump, as is common,, a separate
bottle of carbon dioxide gas had been

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