The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 15, 1982--Page 11
FED UP WITH FOREIGN CARS
Enraged man shoots at Datsun
DETROIT (AP) - A retired autoworker fed up with -Merritt got angry when the Datsun, driven by David couldn't take it when I discovered it was a foreign
foreign cars became enraged and fired four gunshots Markham, 22, of Willis, cut in front of Merritt's van car."
at a Japanese import when its driver cut in front of on a highway near I-94 in Van Buren Township. Kozak said Merritt, who has been a part-time truck
him on a highway, police said. Merritt motioned for Markham to pull over, but the driver since retirement, said he served in-the Pacific
Fred Merritt, 56, who served with the army in the Datsun driver ignored him. during World War II.
Pacific during World War II and retired last year af- As the cars sped along I-94, Merritt pulled a .357 - "He's still living the car," Kozak said.
ter 30 years at the General Motors Corp. transmission caliber Magnum and fired four shots that missed the Merritt was arraigned before 34th District Judge
plant in Ypsilanti, was arraigned yesterday on felony Datsun, Kozak said. James Stone in Romulus on charges of assault with
charges that could lead to a life sentence in prison. intent to murder and possession of a firearm while
MERRITT, FROM the Detroit suburb of Wayne, KOZAK SAID THAT when he pulled both drivers committing a felony. The judge set bond at $50,000
was arrested Thursday after state police spotted his over, Merritt jumped from his car and said: "That and returned Merritt to the Wayne County jail. A
car racing at 90 mph behind a late-model Datsun damn guy has no right to be driving that Jap car on preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 26.
along Interstate 94 west of Detroit. these American roads." The judge entered a plea of innocent'for Merritt,
Trooper Chester Kozak said witnesses told him Police also quoted Merritt as saying: "I just who did not have an attorney.
WASHINGTON (AP)- President
Reagan reported yesterday that he and
his wife accepted gifts worth more than
$31,000 during 1981.
The president's financial disclosure
report for last year was released late
yesterday afternoon with no public
notification by the Office of Gover-
REAGAN LISTED gifts to hin, Mrs.
Reagan, or to them both from 5 donors
with an estimated total value of bet-
ween $31,314 and $31,534, but he said he
was not able to place a value on six gif-
The donors included entertainer
Frank Sinatra, who gave two silver pic-
ture frames valued at $400; Washington
public relations executive Robert Gray,
who gave a $125 music box; and steel
executive Earle Jorgensen, a long-time
member of Reagan's so-called "kitchen
cabinet" of California millionaires, who
gave a $150 sweater.
Among the gifts the Reagans accep-
ted were: a Chinese porcelain dinner
service valued at $2,963, a Boehm
American eagle sculpture at $2,500, a
Waterford crystal wine cooler at $1,900,
a brass clock at $2,650, three cotton
housecoats at $114, and a $300 pair of
calfskin boots with the presidential
REAGAN DID not count in those
totals 10 designer outfits, one pair of
earrings, and a necklace, which he said
were made available for his wife's use
and were or would be returned to the
owners or designers or donated by them
to museums. Reagan placed no value
on the clothing and jewelry or on his
wife's use of them.
In addition to the clothing the
ih fashion heifer
Smile and say moo are the instructions given to John Solowczuk's two and a
half-week-old calf as it poses for its first photo session at Solowczuk's Saline
U' prof identified as victim
(Continued from Page 3) Brickman received his B.A. degree
BRICKMAN was well-kmown for his magna cum laude from Harvard
research on a number of psychological University in 1964 and his Ph.D. from
concepts, such as commitment as a key The University of Michigan in 1968.
to understanding human rationality Brickman lived in Dexter. He is sur-
and as a source of value and meaning in vived by his wife, B.B. Brickman, and
people's lives; sense of reality in social three daughters, Rachel, Sarah, and
situations; and the dilemma of conflic-' Katie.
ting expectations in the individual. He
published many articles on these and
James Weasel, assistant director of Support the
the Institute for Social Research, said, M
"Clearly, it was a shoce ... It will be 1 C r1.
very different to replace im," ;.
referring to Brickman and the pivotal
role he played at IS1 . x x
...receives gifts from celebrities
Reagans said would be returned, they
accepted two quilted coats worth $250
from New York designer Bill Blass and
a coat and two-piece dress valued at
$2,000 from California designer James
Galanos. Tony Lama of El Paso, Texas,
contributed the $300 boots.
White House officials generally are
prohibited from accepting gifts from
anyone the official "knows or has
reason to believe. .. has any interest
which may be substantially affected by
the staff member's performance of his
job," according to the White House
manual. Gifts may be accepted "when
the circumstances make it clear that
the family or personal relationship in-
volved is the motivating factor."
Any such gift worth more than $35
"received from any source other than a
relative" must be reported on annual
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