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nhF Today's Chuckle A small town is where it's no sooner done than said. ' i -rrzZJ W THE SECOND FRONT PAGE Friday, February 10, 1978 Page 3, Section A ROLLING OA r NO CONNECTION TO OAKLAND KILLER fl ft I Amoco Sues Madison Heights To Halt Tanker Clanipdown AMOCO OIL CO. is suing Madison Heights to keep the suburb from clamping down on double-bottom tankers. The city drafted an ordinance that says the controversial tankers must drive in the right lane, keep below 25 m.p.h. and flash amber emergency lights. Warren and Dearborn have tried banning tankers from their streets, but courts in Macomb and Wayne counties found their broadly drawn ordinances unconstitutional. Madison Heights' folks feel their narrower ruling will have an easier time passing judicial inspection. Mini-Boppers Will Mob Cobo DETROIT COPS have a problem: how to handle 11,953 ' persons most of them supercharged nine and 10-year-old girls in Cobo Hall. The crowd, much younger than the normal Cobo rock mob, is expected Sunday to hear pop star Shaun Cassiay. Police and the promoter have been meeting over the security question. Another person with a problem is the Cassidy concert ticket maker. He spelled the heartthrob's name "Shawn." Shopping Strip Signs Smashing THOSE SNAZZY SIGNS that mark Detroit shopping strips scheduled for improvements by the city have become targets for vandals, forcing the city to make improvements on some of the signs. At Gratiot and Seven Mile, one sign had to be repaired and raised several feet after someone smashed it, splashed white paint over the faces of the pictured blacks and stuck a "Browne for Mayor" sticker over Coleman Young's name. A city spokesman said, "We're not getting overexcited about it." Mailmobile Mite Startling A NEW-FANGLED MAILMOBILE got into a confrontation with a letter carrier of the human persuasion and the robot won. Mac, the automated mail cart in the Army Corps of Engineers' Detroit office, startled a U.S. mail carrier as she stepped off an elevator. The woman ran screaming into the mailroom, where sympathetic employes told her she better get used to it. "We reassured her Mars hadn't landed and it was only the new way to deliver mail," one employe said. Pryor Collars Chilly Chuckles ACTOR RICHARD PRYOR, who stars in "Blue Collar," the partially made-in-Detroit film about Detroit auto workers that opens Friday, thinks Detroit is a funny town. Pryor told an interviewer for High Times magazine that an after-hours spot here was the "classiest place" he ever played, even though his description of the joint doesn't sound all that classy. "They wouldn't take off their hats and they wouldn't stand for the ladies," Pryor said of the drugged-up crowd. "I made 'em laugh ... I mean, it was coldblooded humor." ftatk, wm:t mil frT tll-r-' 1 - SOME TIME LATER this month General Motors will begin marketing a new four-wheel vehicle that does not require any government approval. It has no engine and the only emissions may come from the passengers and are strictly the responsibility of the operators. Mostly, it will have fingertip control. What it is, says Bill Lee, general manager of AC-Delco, the manufacturer, is a GM Love Mobile to complement the GM Infant Love Seat, a specially designed capsule that not only cuddles the kid but protects him or her in case of collision. A letter from a mother in Brooklyn helped create the Love Mobile. Her complaint: "Nine times out of 10 the baby falls asleep with the motion of the car. Removing him from the seat awakens him and to add to the woe of juggling packages and carrying her baby, a woman must cope with an infant, newly awakened from an incomplete nap, cranky and wailing all over the shopping area. If you could make your Love Seat into a convertible carriage you could truly make this new mother's life a joy." Now, if Lee could persuade his GM colleagues to bring back another convertible, the sadly missed ragtop so many of us enjoyed over the years, he'd make a lot of grownups happy. I still can't buy the idea that there aren't enough of us convertible lovers left to justify at least one domestic car manufacturer re-introducing them. THERE ARE ALL KINDS of ways to cope with blizzard conditions, as Friend of Mine learned in a phone conversation with Sam Aaron, who runs the Sherry-Lehman Wine Store on Madison and 61st in New York. He consulted the Yellow Pages, rented a dogsled, and rode in triumph to his office from his home on Sutton Place : . Driving downtown, Rob Musial glanced at the General Tire message board on the southbound Lodge when the temperature was a teeth-chattering 20 below, considering the wind chill factor. It read: "Winter D-D-D Days." Rob's reaction: "No f-f-f-fooling!" . . . Dolores Kapanke says her trips to work have been so horrendous lately that she leaves Garden City each morning with her headlights beaming and by the time she's half way she's wearing sunglasses . . . Wayne County Clerk Jim Killeen advises you don't have to put off getting married because of an increase in the initial cost. The Legislature wouldn't go for a proposal to boost license fees from $5 to $10. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY (Think Spring Div.) from Roscoe Clark of Flint: You look up real quick from a short putt so you can see which side you miss on. NOW THAT they've elevated Sonny Eliot to the roof, most intriguing feature of Channel 4's new news format is the suspense over whether his hairpiece will blow away. I'm looking forward to spring to see what happens in a cloudburst . . . Michigan Sports Hall of Fame ballots will be out shortly. Al Kaline, Vic Wertz, Father James Martin and Warren Orlick have been added to the list of living candidates. Kayo Morgan and Frank (Buck) Weeber are the additions to the ranks of the eligible deceased. TODAY'S WORST JOKE: Prof, John Murray of Michigan State stirred up a swarm of TWJs with variations on the question of "To be or not to be" as first posed by William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Joe Blinstrub is the latest to mess around with this. He suggests that while the Bard's doctor was puzzling over his condition "TB or not TB?" a concerned Shakespeare wondered: "Consumption be done about it?" 2 Inmates Charge d in 76 Rape-Slaying BY JANE BRIGGS-BUNTING Free Press Staff Writer Two Jackson Prison inmates were charged Thursday with the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cynthia Cadieux, whose nude and badly beaten body was found on a Bloomfield Township road two years ago. Police said the murder of the Roseville teenager was unrelated to the four south Oakland County child killings which remain unsolved. Raymondd E. Heinrich Jr., 30, and Robert L. Anglin, 29, both formerly of Mt. Clemens, were charged with first-degree murder by Macomb County Prosecutor George N. Parris. Heinrich and Anglin both have extensive criminal records. They have been in Jackson Prison since March 1976, serving three to 10 years for a breaking and entering In Macomb County. Police were led to the two men after reiving a tip from an unidentified source. MISS CADIEUX was kidnapped the evening of Jan. 15, 1976, while walking home from a friend's house near Eleven Mile and Gratiot in Roseville. She was found 5 y2 hours later by a passiing motorist on Franklin Road near Fourteen Mile in Bloomfield Township. She had been killed by a blow to the head and had been raped, sodomized and beaten. Her clothing was never found. According to Parris, Miss Cadieux was abducted by Heinrich, Anglin and a third man who is now dead. Authorities refused to release the name of the dead man. Miss Cadieux was taken to an unidentified Detroit motorcycle club where she was attacked. Her body was later dumped in Oakland County. Parris said that neither Heinrich or Anglin were members of the motorcycle club, but they said the third man was. The Macomb County prosecutor praised the Roseville and Michigan state police. "Actually it was a lucky break and a lot of hard work," Parris said. The two men will be arraigned in Roseville District Court later this week. Miss Cadieux's death was the first of seven sensational child murders in Macomb and Oakland counties in the last two years. Four of the murdered children, all from south Oakland County, have been linked by police to a single killer. The two other killings, those of Sheila Srock, 14, a Birmingham baby-sister, and Jane Louise Allan, 13, a Pontiac Township hitchhiker, are unrelated to the south Oakland County murders. Birmingham police announced last month that they are closing in on a suspect in the Srock murder but no arrests have been made. f f ' I M i Cynthia Cadieux Lobbies Ag ree on Transit Mendon Farm Has High PBB In Milk LANSING - (UPI) - The first milk sample with unac-ceptably high levels of PBB has turned up on a small farm near Mendon. State agriculture officials said Thursday that the sample, from a six-cow milking herd owned by Duard Wright, is the first in the nearly 9,000 herds they have tested to violate new safety levels. UNDER A LAW which went into effect in October, each dairy farm in Michigan must have its milk tested for PBB. Milk containing more than five parts per billion of the toxic chemical cannot be sold. Kenneth Van Patten, chief of the Michigan Department of Agriculture's PBB testing unit, said a cream sample from the St. Joseph County farm contained 420 parts per billion of PBB, calculated on a whole-milk basis. Van Patten said the farm did not sell whole milk, and the skim milk resulting from the cream separation was used to feed the farmer's own calves. The Wright farm had been selling its cream to an Indiana creamery, he said. The cream ws seized by the state and will be destroyed. The farm has been, placed under quarantine pending testing of other animals in the herd. In addition to the six producing cows, the herd includes two heifers, two calves, two cows just ready to produce milk and a yearling bull. Van Patten said all the milk ing cows in the herd are being individually tested, and, thus far, five have been found with unacceptable high PBB concentrations. Agriculture officials said they are uncertain how Wright s herd became contaminated, since he did not buy from Michigan Farm Bureau Ser vices, distributors of feed which was accidentally mixed with the fire retardant PBB. He reportedly bought feed from the Mendon mill, and state agriculture officials spec ulated that some PBB might have been picked up there, through cross contamination as far back as 1973 or 1974. Wright told investigators that as far as he knew, his animals had not been sick. Van Patten said the state will help reduce any PBB contamination found on the farm to the lowest possible level. Detroit Woman Rents Room Fast With 14.92 Ad Ms. Pauline Watson, De-troit, placed an exclusive Free Press 14.92 Want Ad when she wanted to rent a room on the west side of Detroit. She found a tenant the first morning the ad appeared! Place your 14.92 Want Ad now. Just $14.92 for two lines for seven days, with a second week FREE if you need it! Dial 222-6800 or Toll Free (800) 572-3670 What A Shock! Conway Davis has a right to hold a hand to his head as he lies in a hospital bed (right). His car (below) has a dented top and a thoroughly cracked windshield after the manhole cover (below right) blew up just as the car was passing over it. The car somersaulted and landed on its roof. Davis landed in the hospital. I If I ' I V . "vl J - If Free press Photos bv IRA ROSENBERG f?" " feiiTiffefe ' J ,; v hr tU'; . ' ; j ls l-;:;i:;: JJ, lit-' I &4&) lis t i ' ! - : ? "ft y K iA tssMmtk. - DtiitA "TWirriiaiiiwfiiirti ri ir in kin i -'-Lm anf COULD TV TOP THIS? Manhole Blast Sends Driver Flying BY BOB CALVERLEY Free Press Staff Writer Remy Julienne, the French stunt man who drives his Fiat over a waterfall in television commercials, has got nothing on Conway Davis of Detroit's east side. On his way to work Tuesday morning about 9 a.m., Davis drove his Fiat over a Detroit Edison manhole cover just as it ' exploded. His car did what witnessing Police Officer Michael Fromm described as "a somersault corkscrew 10 feet in the air" before it landed upside down at the intersection of Conner and Kercheval. Unlike Julienne, who emerges dripping and smiling from his wrecked Fiat, Davis crawled out the shattered back window and stood unsteadily, looking in disbelief at his wrecked car. "I'll bet you could use a drink," said Fromm. But Davis let Fromm and his partner, Police Officer Sherry Keyes, talk him into going to the Deaconess Hospital emergency room. He was only slightly Injured but was kept for observation you don't treat a man blown up by a manhole cover every day. "I don't know what happened," Davis said. "I was driving along about 30 miles an hour and the next thing I knew the car was going up in the air. Please turn to Page 16A, Col. 1 Court Blackout Ruling Due BY JUDY DIEBOLT Free Press Staff Writer The Michigan Court of Appeals agreed Thursday to hear arguments on whether the public can be denied the right to attend a criminal trial in which a defendant is charged with sexual misconduct. The appellate court decided to hear arguments after the Free Press filed an emergency appeal during the recent two-day trial of a Detroit teacher charged with sexual misconduct with one of his students. Recorder's Court Judge George W. Crockett Jr. locked his courtroom doors while testimony was being heard in the case of Robert Royal, 46, accused of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. ROYAL, of 1300 E. Lafay-ette, is the head of the English department at Cody High School. He was accused of fon- Priest Will Be Sentenced A Farmington priest will be sentenced March 2 for sexually molesting a 14-year-old boy parishioner. The priest, The Rev. Gary Berthiaume, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Oakland County Circuit Judge Alice Gilbert to charges of gross indecency between males. Father Berthiaume, an assistant at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, was arrested last fall on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving the boy. 'He pleaded guilty to the lesser offense with the agreement of the judge and the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office. ' Second-degree criminal sexual conduct is a felony carrying a maximum 15-year jail sentence. Gross indecency is a five-year felony. Assistant Prosecutor Michael Schloff said the Prosecutor's Office agreed to a plea on a reduced charge in the interests of the victim. "The case was very upsetting to the boy and a long public trial would have potentially been very harmful to him," Schloff said. "We feel the plea we took supports the crime that was committed and at the same time protects the interests of the child." dling a 14-year-old male student Oct. 10 in an office at the school at 18445 Cathedral. A jury acquitted him Monday. The judge's instructions to the jury and the jury's verdict were delivered publicly. Court was closed during testimony at the request of Royal's attorney, Robert Mueckenheim. Mueckenheim argued that an open trial would have "the possibility of influencing youngsters, teenagers, in terms of bringing these kinds of charges up against their teachers as a way of getting back at them." Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Terrence Gillespie did not object to denying the public access to the trial. The Free Press, through its attorney, Brownson Murray, asked the appellate court Mon- Please turn to Page 12A, Col. 1 an The Most Would Go To Roads BY HUGH McDIARMID Lansing Bureau Chief LANSING The state's" major transportation lobbies, , after months of wrangling, were reported Thursday to" have agreed to a legislative package that calls for division of about $168 million in new revenues next year among highwy interests nd an assortment of bus, railroad and mass-transit systems. The package's principal architect, Rep. William A. Ryan, , D-Detroit, said the agreement apparently paves the way for " legislative action this spring on Gov. Milliken's long-delayed and now much-modified total transportation program. The apparent key is support at long last from politi cally potent local road inter-' ests who had banded together i..t u - f rl iasi year an me rui uui iui Balanced Transportation and re- 1 jected repeated attempts by Rayn and others to compro mise ineir ainerences wun public transportation lobbies. On Thursday, Robert Robin- ' son, an executive with the ' Michigan Townships Associa- ; tion and a spokesman for the ' Forum, said that, if the Legislature follows the spirit of the latest proposed compromise,. , "it's go, go, go as far as we're,,, concerned." Spokesmen for public trans- portation lobbies expressed .i similar sentiments. One of them, LarrySalci, generalman- 1 ager of the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority, said the package contains a number of items that aren't In ' SEMTA's best interest, "but" we will support it because overall it's in the best interest of total transportation in the state." Highways would get the lion's share of the new trans-portation money some $111 million next year compared with $57 million for public transportation, but, for the first time, the state's general fund would be opened for pub- 't lie transportation whose share of the totaltransportation package would increase as expanded bus systems and new.' rail transit systems come on ': line in the years ahed. THERE ARE two critical ' elements to the latest compromise. First, the Legislature must raise the money top ayfor it through a combination of new ! taxes two cents more per gallon on gasoline and diesel fuel and dditional weight taxes : (motor vehicle license plate fees) averaging 30 to 34 percent more per vehicle and, . in the first year, by diverting $21 million in sales tax revenues awayfrom the general fund and into the transportation pot. Second, the Legislature must approve for the Novem- ; ber ballot a complex constitu- ' tional amendment guarantee- ing road interests no less than 90 percent of all state gasoline and weight tax revenue and giving the Legislature the right to limit 25 percent the amount of state sales tax reve nue going for public transportation purposes. SUCH GUARANTEES at least the hope that voters will write them into the state Constitution this fall are the catalyst that has brought the warring transportation lobbies Please turn to Page 14A, Col. 1 or, y

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