The Michigan Doily-Wednesday, December 6, 1978-Page 7
OPR YLAND HOLDS TR YO UTS A T UNION
Aspiring country stars audition
By MARY FARANSKI
Linda Myers made a trek to Ann Ar-
bor from Toledo yesterday, to sing "I
Could Have Danced All Night" on crut-
ches before a panel of judges from
Opryland in the Michigan Union.
She said she considered accom-
panying her second number, "Cry Me a
River," but decided "to keep it
straight" considering her mobile
OPRYLAND, a Nashville, Tenn.
amusement park, best known for its
musical variety shows, held auditions
for their singing troop yesterday at the
Union. Performers who auditioned
yesterday were competing against over
6,000 people nationwide for 450 openings
for next summer's show.
Ann Arbor was only the third of 28
stops the judging crew will make
during the next two months. Finalists
will be notified by the middle of March
when rehearsals begin.
Members of the University's
aMaizin' Blues music group were
among the ambitious, but nervous
competitors. Pam Courtney, a member
of the group, noted that performing at
Opryland would be a good way for the
group to stay toned up over the sum-
ANOTHER Amazin' Blue, Dan Hur-
tado, was auditioning for the second
year in a row. Last summer he did not
qualify for Opryland, but he performed
in the University's Summer Repertoire
Hurtado, a junior majoring in
theater, echoed the nervousness of the
other contestants. "An audition is more
intimidating than performing in front of
1,000 people, because you're on the
spot," he said.
Anxious contestants paced in an-
ticipation as they watched others try
out. The back of the hall was alive with
dancers flexing and stretching their
bodies. Outside, singers tuned their
voices and gulped deep breaths while
instrumentalists fingered their in-
"MUSICIANS audition for
everything," said Bobby Gabriele as he
assembled his drums in the back of the
hall. "That way if we get something we
really don't want, we can turn it down
and wait for something better."
The competition was not restricted to
a collegiate crew. Lisa Hecht, a Dear-
born high school student came to
audition with experience in school plays
and choirs. "I'm coming here cold,"
she said. "I'd never heard of Opryland
before this, but I saw an ad in the Dear-
born paper and my mother heard about
it on the radio, so I decided to try."
Opryland judges scribbled down
notes and cast pensive views as the
young contestants performed. "We look
for stage presence. A performer mu-t
sell his song," explained production
manager John Haywood. He said
criteria used in judging are charism ,
appearance, and emotion. "Of course,
talent is a major prerequisite," he ad-
A few lucky performers, such as Lr-
year-old singer Freddie Butson mut
have fulfilled some of those criteri:".
Butson was asked by the judges tr
return and perform again last night.
New federal court urged
reject lenient pot bill
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A MEDICAL TECHNICIAN examines an infant, one of 21 survivors of a com-
muter plane crash. One person died in the accident, which happened Monday
-,night in the Colorado Rockies.
Colo. crash victims
WALDEN, Colo. (AP)-Searchers on
snowmobiles rescued 21 persons
yesterday, including an infant in his
mother's arms, who survived the crash-
landing of a twin-engine commuter.
plane on a mountainside and spent the
"night in a near-blizzard. Authorities
said one person died in the accident.
The survivors were taken out from
the crash site 10,000 feet up in the
Colorado Rockies on Sno-Cats through a
foot of fresh snow, some riding inside
and others wrapped in down sleeping
.:bags and strapped to the outside of the
tractor-like, tracked vehicles.
ONLY FOUR survivors were able to
walk unaided when they reached a
rescue center set up in remote log
cabin. The others were carried in
baskets and on plywood boards.
i Rocky Mountain Airways Flight 217
had left the ski-resort town of Steam-
Sboat Springs at 6:55 p.m. Monday on a
scheduled 45-minute flight over the
Continental Divide to Denver. Fifteen
minutes later, the pilot radioed that he
4was having trouble with ice and was
heading back to Steamboat Springs.
Vern Bell, 19, of Lakewood, one of the
& zOverburger honored
The research partnership between the
federal government and the nation's
Iniversities, a marriage that began in
;World War II, needs a heavy dose of
'productive and mutually beneficial"
marriage counseling, according to
"niversity Vice President Charles
Overberger, vice-president for
esearch, made those remarks, yester-
day in accepting the American
°,hemical Society's Charles Lathrop
, 'arsons Award in Washington, D.C.
.he award, one of the society's highest
onors, is given once every two years to
ecognize outstanding public service by
a member, according to the University.
Overberger said he is optimistic that
,universities and federal agencies will
reach "some understanding of mutual
3problems and develop working
elations that will safeguard the best in-
erests of both parties."
But, he noted, the partnership has,.
..'like any marriage in its middle term,
eurqiu±ite,' lots of tvianninus sand brie-I
passengers, said the plane had been in
the air about an hour and there was no
warning before the crash.
"ALL OF A sudden we hit a little tur-
bulence and ran right into the ground,"
said Bell. "I heard and saw a flash of
light before we hit. After we hit, I guess
I was knocked out for just a little while.
I was in a daze, didn't know who I was. I
thought it was a nightmare."
There was screaming and moaning,
he said. A few lights were on in the
plane, but they soon went out. Those
who were able to help wrapped the
more seriously injured in blankets and
The windshield of the plane had been
smashed in, Bell said. The pilot, Alan
Klopfenstein, and the co-pilot were both
delirious, he said.
"WE STAYED awake most of the
night," said Bell. "I couldn't sleep
because of the pain."
Bell, one of the first survivors to
reach a hospital, was reported in fair
condition with a possible broken nose
and other injuries.
It was about 6 p.m. yesterday when
the first rescue crew, following the
signal from an emergency locator tran-
smitter on snowmobiles, reached the
crash site southwest of Walden.
"IT LOOKE like scrambled eggs,"
said Leo Mack of Steamboat Springs,
one of the first at the crash site. He said
the plane's wings were sheared off and
that it had come to rest beneath a power
line, its fuselage cracked in two and
resting on a foot of fresh snow in the
midst of a thick pine forest.
The high-voltage transmission line
had been knocked out and rescue par-
ties had worked their way along the line
until they found the plane.
the motion spoke out, using the same
arguments but a new factor was also
State Rep. Rosetta Ferguson (D-
Detroit), who sounded the familiar
warnings of the bill's opposition to the
word of the Bible, said the legislature
couldn't pass this measure and
overrule the mandate handed down by
the voters when they passed the
drinking age proposal in November.,
She drew a parallel between the two,
calling both of them vices, and said that
since the populace voted against one,
the legislature should reject the other.
"How pathetic can we, whom the
people have entrusted, turn around and
stab them in the back by sticking a
marijuana knife in their back," said
Joining Ferguson in opposition, Rep.
Gilbert DiNello (D-Detroit) said the
primary issue is marijuana's possible
harmfuleffects on a person's health.
"It affects the fatty tissues of the
body and the issue of health should
override any others," he said.
Rep. Dennis Dutko (D-Warren)
stressed that the }dill "doesn't en-
courage anyone to use marijuana" but
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win the Third and Fifth.
The Fourth Ward is called the "swing
ward" since seats there have been held
by both a Democrat and Republicans
since the ward lines were drawn in 1973.
Over the last several years, the results
in the Fourth Ward have been almost
identical to the citywide results.
Last April, for example, Coun-
cilmember David Fisher scored a close
58-vote win over a popular Democrat.
Belcher won the Fourth Ward by 121
votes, and citywide Belcher beat for-
mer Mayor Albert Wheeler by 179
BY GOING INTO the elections with
an appointed incumbdnt in the Fourth
Ward, Republicans are hoping that a
strong showing there will give Belcher
a victory in the Fourth, and translate
into a victory city-wide.
But even with a Republican incum-
bent running in the fourth, the GOP
may not be able to offset the Fourth
Ward base of Democratic mayoral
candidate Jamie Kenworthy, a two-
time winner in the Fourth. If Kenwor-
thy can carry the Fourth Ward on his
own popular appeal as the ward's for-
mer councilman, he may be able to of-
fset any votes Hood brings in for
just makes it easier for the law to
prosecute "the big pushers" that are
the crux of the drug abuse problem.
"Let's bring our laws into what the
needs of society are," said Dutko.
If the bill is re-considered and then
passed, it will be sent to Governor
Milliken who has often voiced his sup-
port for it.
Regents name 2
for hospital W
The University Regents Nov. 17
aproved the appointment of ad-
ministrators for two University
Hospital divisions on the recommen-
dation of the Hospital Executive Board
and Director Jeptha W. Dalston, the
Richar Oszustowicz was named
associate hospital director for finance
and Marvin Cohen named ad-
ministrator for the University's
Since 1972, Oszustowicz has been an
assistant professor at the University of
Minnesota, teaching financial
management in a graduate program in
hospital and . health. care ad-
ministration. He will assume full resp-
ponsibilities Aprol 1, 1979.
Cohen, whose appointment takes ef-
fect Dec. 18, currently is executive
assistant director of the 1250-bed
University of Miami/Jackson
Memorial Medical Center.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Three
Supreme Court members urged
Congress on Monday to create a new
federal court-a national court of ap-
peals-to help them with their ever-
Chief Justice Warren Burger and
Justices Byron White and Harry
Blackmun took the extraordinary step
of speaking directly to Congress in
opinions linked to the court's order
denying review to a trucking industry
ALL THREE have backed the con-
cept of a new court in the past but that
support never before has been made
part of the official Supreme Court
An act of Congress is necessary to
establish any new federal court. First
proposed in 1972 by a scholarly study
group, the national court of appeals
would consist of seven judges.
The Supreme Court's nine members
would be authorized to refer any case
within its appellate jurisdiction to the
"national court" for either a ruling on
the merits or a determination as to
whether the seven-member court
should review it.
"IT IS NOW six years since a com-
mittee of distinguished practitioners
and scholars, all of them intimately
familiar with the work of the cour,
concluded that the growth in volume
and changing complexion of that work
called for a remedy," Burger wrote.
"It is not a healthy situation when
cases deserving authoritative
resolution must remain unresolved
because we are currently accepting
more cases for plenaryreview than we .
can cope with in the manner they
deserve," he said.
In a separate opinion written by
White, the other two court membe
noted that only a tiny fraction of th:
some 5,000 cases reaching the court ar?
handled on their merits.
In most cases, the high court has tih
discretion merely to refuse to review
the legal issues raised-leaving intact
lower court's ruling.
"The point has been reached at which
the percentage of cases accord(
review has dipped below the minimui
necessary for effective monitoring 4
the nation's courts on issues of federF
statutory and constitutional law,
White's opinion said.
Burger's opinion noted that Justict
William Rehnquist, Lewis Powell Jr.
and Potter Stewart have, in the pas..
supported the new court concept.
To that, Justice William Brennan Jr.
noted his previously stated belief the
there is no need for such a court.
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