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tu 'Bum STATE Bob Talberfs Quotebag Page 19, Section A COOL Partly Sunny High 27-31 Low 13-17 Map nd Details on Page iA 4 ON GUARD FOR 145 YEARS 1976, Detroit Free Press, Inc. Vol. 146 No. 222 Fifty Cents Sunday, December 12, 1976 Action Line solves problems, gets answers, cuts red tape, stands up for your rights. Write Action Line, Box 881, Detroit, Mich. 48231. Or dial 222-6464 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please help us provide a Christmas for our seven children. Our income consists of my husband' disability checks and ADC, When the forms for the Goodfellow's list were handed out in school, my children didn't get any. Christmas morning will be bleak unless you could get the Goodfellows to help our kids too Can you make sure Santa comes to our house? W.C., Detroit. Your household will share in true meaning of Christmas. Call from Action Line placed your kids names on growing Goodfel low's list. This is the 63rd year that the Old Newsboys Goodfel- low Fund of Detroit has provided holiday presents for needy children. This year generous group will give away 25,000 Christ mas bundles that include toys, candy and clothes provided by the Ruth Alden Dress Drive. Goodfellow's annual paper sale that raises money for the gifts will be kicked off by a parade on Monday at 10 a.m. starting on Lafayette and Second and winding down to City National Bank Building. Donations can be sent directly to Goodfellows, 384 City National Bank Building, Detroit 48226 or Ruth Alden Dress Drive, 321 W Lafayette, Detroit 48226. Some frienfis and I were reminiscing about rabid football fans tearing down goalposts at the end of a big game. It occurred to us that this must cost a team quite a bit of money, but nobody knew how much. Can you tackle this question? D.F., Adrian Uprights are downright costly. Set of two, with manda tory 30-foot posts, tn-color base, in modern Y-shaped model, goes for $3685. Y-shaped post prototype was first used in Miami's Orange Bowl for college game in 1966 according to Triman Telegoal, Inc., product manufacturer. Made of aluminum, goalposts have expected life span of 25 years, unless subjected to overzealous grid fanatics who'd like to get piece of one for souvenir. Triman spokesperson claims that upright damage is more likely to occur at college rather than pro games, due to tighter stadium security throughout National Football League. Dania, Fla. firm suggests to any football club that buys pair of posts to coat them with STP before games. Slippery solution makes pole climbing virtually impossible, as well as very messy. Houston Astrodome spokesman told Action Line they don't use such precaution saying "We haven't had a game generate enough excitement for fans to try to tear down the posts. S. X. XL M Xi x. xi x. Xi xl xi & ft There was an old man from the North Pole Who exclaimed, "Christmas has sure lost its soul. But for holiday Zing There's the Action Line Sing; That will bring back the old 'Ho, ho, ho!' " If you want to find out what the old man's talking about, join us at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Detroit's Kennedy Square. The occasion is the 11th annual Action Line Christmas Sing. Sopranos, altos, baritones or no-tones you're all wanted to sing along with WJR disc jockey J.P. McCarthy, "Fat Bob" of Taylor the Singing Plumber, Bob Limburg and the Livonia Civic Chorus and the Action Line gang, who'll hand out the words to your favorite carols. We have all kinds of nice folks helping to set up the sing. Grinnell's is providing an organ. Detroit Recreation Department the sound system, and Renaissance Center Management Co. the coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts. And our purpose: to provide a good time for you. It vi. -'i. "i "i J". "t. ft Dear Readers Action Line editors consider every request you send us. We publish the most interesting and helpful answers. We regret that we cannot answer or acknowledge individual requests. mummtmninitmmii THE QUESTION The OPEC nations are expected to announce an oil price hike soon. Will another increase in gas prices affect your driving habits? HOW YOU VOTED YES, 69.7 percent. COMMENTS: "With those rates I'll never see my grandchildren" . . . "It's affected my driving habits for a very long time" . . . "I'd sell my car" . . . "If they raise it again I won't be able to get to work" . . . "I'll walk" . . . "I'm glad I bought a motorcycle last year." NO, 30.3 percent. COMMENTS: "My habits won't be affected because I'm down to driving just when I have to. Prices are already too high" . . . "My only habits are trips to the bus stopV . . . "You have to get where you have to go" ... "I still have to get to work" . . . 'I'll still ride my bicycle everywhere" . . . "It won't affect my driving habits, but it will have an effect on my eating habits since I won't be able to eat as well." TOMORROW'S QUESTION Nora Ephron, senior editor at Esquire magazine, says she feels the women's movement is dead because it failed to address itself to the problems of middle-class women. Do you agree? To Vote YES Call 961-3211 To Vote NO Call 961-4422 NO BUILDING IF ENVIRONMENT IS HURT Tough Unions Keep Australia Green BY TOM HENNESSY Fre Press Staff Writer SAN FRANCISCO He has been called an agitator, a troublemaker and a communist, which he is. For all that, Australia's Jack Mundey not only has weathered his critics but has managed to put his stamp on a labor-union program that is years ahead of anything ever attempted in America and that has drawn worldwide attention among environmentalists. Mundey calls it "green bans." Australian developers whose empire-building ambitions have been nipped by the program are inclined to call it other names. The program is as simple as it is incredible: If a construction project is not con-s i d e r e d environmentally sound, union members refuss to build it. IT BEGAN IN JUNE 1971 with a confrontation immortalized in Australian environmental annals as the "Battle of Kelly's Bush." One of Australia's largest contractors proposed to build a housing development that would have required the tearing down of Kelly's Bush, a pristine woodland in the Sydney area. Mundey, the cherubic-looking former head of the country's Builders Laborers Federation, recalled what happened next: "A group of fashionable women came to the union after exhausting the normal means of traditional protest against the destruction of one of the last remaining bushlands. We acceded to their request by refusing to build the homesites. Society became polarized around Kelly's Bush. You had the traditional government leaders agreeing with the captains of industry and saying the unions were moving too fast Conversely, you had progressive conservatives who never had anything to do with unions coming out and saying, 'Normally, we don't agree with the unions, but this seems to be a socially responsible position'." When the developer threatened to construct houses with non-union labor, the federation launched an offensive. Mundey said, "We called a meeting on his biggest construction site, a 35-story building. The workers voted that if one blade of grass was touched at Kelly's Bush, that half-completed building would remain half-completed forever." Five years later, Kelly's Bush is still standing. OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL victories followed. To lure the 1988 Olympics, Sydney's civic fathers proposed a stadium in the city's Please turn to Page 14A, Col. 1 AUSTRALIAN labor leader Jack Mundey (right): "What good is getting higher wages if you live in cities that are lifeless and soulless . . 4. S v- 'Chin Up, ' Ford Looks to Future BY RICHARD H. CROWALD WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford says he is not sulking over his election defeat and will leave the White House "with my chin up" for the challenge of campus, charity, business, politics and literature. In his first published interview since losing to Jimmy Carter, Ford told UPI. "I am too young to vegetate." Puffing a pipe and seated in a leather wing chair next to a crackling fire in the Oval Office Wednesday, Ford singled out no reasons for his defeat. "We lost. We did the best we could. We FORD: . . you win some and you lose some." have a clear conscience and I am going to be locking forward to an exciting and challenging time ahead. Ford appeared puzzled about reports that he dislikes Carter, and that distraught over losing the presidency he has turned into a White House recluse. He preferred to talk of his achievements and disappointments in the White House, of the Russians, the Chinese, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, the Republican Party, his family and his future. "I have made a basic decision that I am, not going to take a job that will keep me busy on that particular job 10,12 hours a day. I anticipate a variety of activity that will encompass some participation on college and university campuses, some philanthropic Please turn to Page 11 A, Col 1 Fr Press Photo by IRA ROSENBERG The zoo's Dr. Appelhof prepares to treat a wallaby Hippo Constipated? Dr. Bill Can Fix It Up BY ELLEN GRZECH Free Press Staff Writer Dr. Bill Appelhof, in his crisp white coat, peered into the hospital room and murmured reassuringly, but his reluctant patient hopped away. The wallaby obviously didn't appreciate the fact the doctor was in. Appelhof is a zoo veterinarian, as Lake Hideaway Suspected As Homosexual Boys Camp Special to the Free Press TRAVERSE CITY - North Fox Island, the Lake Michigan hideaway owned by wealthy Ann Arbcr investor Francis D. Shelden, may have been used for criminal sexual con duct involving young boys, police say. A warrant for Shelden s arrest for criminal sexual conduct was issued several weeks ago in connection with a homosexual incident in Port Huron involving a 14-year-old boy, said State Police Sgt. JOeJ Gorzen of St. Clair. Gorzen said the boy has also alleged that heparticipated in similar homosexual activities on the 839-acre North Fox Island. Police have not been able to locate Shelden, who has an office in the Buhl Building in Detroit. His father, developer Alger Shelden of Grosse Pointe Farms, said Saturday that his son was out of the country." Police have also issued a warrant for Dyer Grossman, a New York man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a different young boy in Port Huron. SHELDEN AND Grossman both sat on the board of directors of Brother Paul's Chil dren's Mission. It was incorporated in Michigan in June 1975, although it is not licensed in Michigan as a boys camp. Literature promoting the camp does not say it is on North Fox Island. It merely describes the site as a "beautiful, privately-owned Michigan island located some 35 miles off the coast of Charlevoix." North Fox Island, actually, is 26 miles from Charlevoix. The camp, according to the literature, oper ated on the principles of "naturopathy." Naturopathy treats diseases by assisting na ture and sometimes by using herbs, vitamins, salts and physical manipulation of the body. State police in Traverse City said Saturday ktS'&M&i 'f',' -f" 'f. f- J&zi. Shelden on his island that they intended to ask the Leelanau County prosecutor for additional warrants based on allegations from young boys who live in the Detroit-Ann Arbor area. The State Police investigation began with the arrest of Gerald Richards, a Port Huron naturopath who operated a small shop with a Please turn to Page 5A, Col. 1 exotic a breed as the animals he treats. "You've got to figure it's an offbeat way to make a living, I'll admit," said Appelhof, a vet at the Detroit Zoo. IN HIS 30 YEARS as the zoo's doctor, Appelhof has treated animals that would give screaming nightmares to a veterinarian used to poddies. There are snakes with stomachaches, tigers that refuse to eat, elephants with bitten tails, kangaroos with sinus trouble, and, once, a constipated hippo. How in the world do you give a hippo an enema? Very carefully, of course, with long poles and a hose with a nipple over the nozzle. "Oh, golly, it seemed like it went on for a couple of days," Appelhof said. Just as he has had to do in countless situations, Appelhof had to find out how to treat hippos for himself. "In school, you certainly wouldn't have any training in how you treat a constipated hippo," he said. Appelhof and his part-time colleague Frank Wright are rare in the world of veterinarians. Appelhof said he was one of perhaps six full-time zoo doctors when he started, and even now there are only about three dozen veterinarians at zoos full time, he said. He started with a dog and cat practice but took over the zoo duties from a former partner and was thrown into the uncommon field. Because so little literature was available, he had to learn from experience and "sometimes you sank and sometimes you swam," Appelhof said. Things haven't changed much. "Who knows how to run a tube down the throat of an ant-eater?" said Wright, who just Please turn to Page 11A, Col 1 ripeiine Cover1 Up Is Charge WASHINGTON (AP) Possible collusion between federal agencies and the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. involving falsified X-rays of defective welds was charged by a House subcommittee staff Saturday. It said finding the welds and correcting them could cost "hundreds of millions of dollars" and delay the Trans-Aslaska pipeline opening, now scheduled for mid-1977. Radiographers for the nearly completed pipeline have told the subcommittee that they took part in a scheme to falsify up to 200 X-rays of defective double-joint welds. The falsification took place after the 200 pipes with defective welds were strung along the 800-n.ile pipeline without repairs; the staff of the House energy and power subcommittee charged. j The staff charged that the Interior and Transportation departments may have conspired with the Alyeska Pipe line Service Co., the consortium that is construct ing the pipeline, "to cover up or at the very least actively ignore another serious welding problem on the pipeline. A spokesman for Alyeska told the Anchorage Daily News that the pipeline com pany is unaware of any falsifi cation of double-weld joint X rays. "We categorically deny a conspiracy with anyone," he said. The X-rays of the 200 dou ble-joint welds were taken in sample audits of some 42,( double-joint welds made by machines at Fairbanks and Valdez, the subcommittee staff said. It is possible that more X-rays were falsified, thi ee unidentified radiogra phers testified. Alyeska is completing repairs on 4,000 manual welds that were defective or lacked the required X-rays. That problem was uncovered in 1975. THE STAFF'S charges were made in a memo to the subcommittee chairman, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. The staff recommended that the subcommittee consider asking the Justice Department to in vestigate whether there was a conspiracy to ignore the defective double-joint welds. It also recommended that the Transportation Department and Alyeska audit all the double-joint X-rays. Although the staff released copies of its memo Saturday, it refused to identify the radiographers. "The witnesses who have been co-operating with the subcommittee staff fear that Please turn to Page 2A, Col. I Ann Landers 11C Books 5F Bridge 18C Business News 1-9D Classified 10-19D Crossword Puzzle 4B Death Notices 10D Editorials 2F Entertainment 6-14F Horoscope 16C Movie Guide 14F Music Page 18C Names and Faces 19A Obituaries 10D Opinion 3F Outdoors 8E People Page 19A Sports 1-8E Stock Markets 3-7D TV - Late Changes 10D Travel 1-4B Wompn's Pages 1-I5C Kissinger, Briton Eye Solution in Rhodesia From AP and UPI LONDON A direct British role in Rhodesia including possible control of the Justice and Defense ministries was seen Saturday as a way to break the deadlock that has delayed formation of a transition government in the southern African country. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, whose own five-point peace plan has been rejected by black nationalist leaders, discussed the impasse with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Crosland. The two then attended a soccer match together on what is Kissinger's last official visit to Europe before stepping down on Jan. 20. While no decision was taken, sources close to the stalled Geneva talks on Rhodesia said a potential solution was forming around a direct British presence during the transition from white to black rule, but without military forces. Britain would provide a resident chief of state and possibly another minister to hold the merged posts of justice and defense. Kissinger's plan called for white Rhodesians retaining the two ministries, but the black delegations at Geneva rejected that. CROSLAND, who has been meeting also with the conference chairman, British diplomat Ivor Richard, intends to report to Parliament before Christmas on his search for a solution. He has already acknowl-edged that the primary "legal, constitutional and even colonial responsibility" for smoothing Rhodesia's future rests with Britain. Rhodesia was a British colony until Prime Minister Ian Smith unilaterally declared it independent in 1985. Keeping justice and defense in British hands would reassure those of the 270,000 whites who remain in Rhodesia under black rule that, as Kissinger has put it, "minority rights are protected." Joshua Nkomo, one of the four black leaders who rejected Kissinger's proposal for a two-year, two-tier transition government, told reporters he wants an immediate transfer of power to the black majority of about six million not power-sharing with the whites. Smith has said he opposes any British presence in Rhode sia during the transition period, saying it would be "more a hindrance than a help."

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