The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 14, 1979-Page 3
UF10tSEE N SS FA M CAL rN L
Studying by the numbers
tc' As everyone knows, a good engineer values efficiency and
precision. But students in Aerospace 490 might well have wondered
r Wednesday afternoon if there might not be a limit to the engineer's
creed. While describing a long-range paper assignment, Prof. Harm
Buning gave his students the advantage of a little calculating, done by
a colleague. The colleague's aim was to combat the problem of the
student who picks a paper topic too early and changes his mind too
late, and the, one who decides on a topic too late and doesn't have time
to finish. So he derived an equation which "proved" that the best time
to pick a topic for a paper and begin work is 41 per cent of the time
between the assignment and due date of the paper. Buning didn't ex-
plain exactly how inspiration and efficiency would match up on the
41 magic date, but that's another problem.
The University of Michigan Extension Service and the School of
Library Science turned a new page by naming Joan Durrance as coor-
dinator of a University program that provides continuing education
services for library personnel throughout the state. Durrance, a
library scientist, is opening a new chapter in her life after holding
positions in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio. The former
coordinator, Ruth J. Person, shelved the job to go to Catholic Univer-
sity in Washington D.C. In the words of a famous Johnny Paycheck
song, "Take this Job and Shelve It."
It's not where you wear it . .
For decades, fans of the maize and blue have been able to show their
support by hats, scarves, buttons, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and under-
wear. But what about the dilemma of those fans who want to show
their love but remain stylish at the same time? Well, all you
clotheshorses out there, it seems at least one local establishment has
you in mind. Jacobson's is now featuring jeans and jean skirts with a
huge gold 'M-Go Blue' embroidered on the back pocket. And for those
of you who change loyalties as easily as you change clothes, both are
also available in MSU green.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-East of Eden, 7 p.m., Rebel Without A
Cause. 9 p.m., Aud. 4 MLB.
Cinema II-Richard Pryor-Live in Concert, Aud. A, Angell, 7,
Cinema Guild-Pinocchio, Old Arch Aud., 7, 9:05 p.m.
Gargoyle Films-The Day the Earth Stood Still, Hale Aud., Bus.
School, 7, 9 p.m.
Mediatrics Films-Return of The Dragon, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7,
Astronomical Film Festival-In Memoriam Skylab, 7:30 p.m.,
MLB Aud. 3, Free.
Wholistic Health Council-Fredelle Fealk, M.S., "Wholistic
Nutrition," Wesley Lounge, 602 E. Huron, 7:30 p.m.
Noon Luncheon, home-made soup and sandwich, 75 cents, Howard
Simon, Executive Director, Michigan A.C.L.U., "Is There A Draft In
Your Future?", Guild House, 802 Monroe (corner of Oakland).
MichigaA Christian' Fellowship Introductory Meeting, Campus
Chapel (Geddes and Observatory), 7p.m.
Eva Jaessing Afro/American Music Collection-Jazz Concert,
James Tatum Trio Plus, Gady Rm., Stearns, Music School, 8 p.m.,
Gemini-Folk Musicians Sandor and Lazlo Slomovits in concert,
E. Quad Aud., 701 E. University, 9 pm.
Art*Exhibit-"The Great American Medical Show," Sept. 10-Oct.
12, Clements Library, Open 9-5, Mon.-Fri.
Museum of Art-Informal Open House, 4-6 p.m.
Minority Student Services/Office of the Vice President for Student
Services-Hispanic Student Orientation, 6:30-8:15 p.m.; Dance with
La Compania and Chicana, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Snack Bar Mary Markley.
Canterbury Loft-Equus Reading-an informal reading of the
play and discussion, 8 p.m., free, at Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State,
University Activities Center (UAC) Annual Fall Open House, 2-5
p.m., UAC offices, 2105 Michigan Union.
Shabbat Service-Orthodox 7 p.m., Conservative 8 p.m.,
discussion on "Women Rabbinate" 9:30 p.m., 1429 Hill St., The Hillel.
Debatable tactics. .
It all started innocently enough. Three weeks ago, a group called
the Independent Voters League of Michigan called Howard Simon,
director of the Detroit chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU), and asked him to discuss'his organization's position on un-
dercover nares in schools. Simon agreed to the League-sponsored
debate, which he was told would be with a representative from the
Warren School district. Just send me the time and the place, he told
the groups' spokesperson. Days passed and while Simon awaited a let-
ter of notification, flyers were distributed door to door announcng an
upcoming debate between Simon and Peter Signorelli, an official from
a group called the Michigan Anti-Drug Coalition. Simon did some
research and discovered Signorelli is a member of the U.S. Labor Par-
ty, a group which, according to Simon, is "anti-semitic," "embraces
neo-facism" and "is somewhat like a cult." Further research revealed
that the Independent Voters League of Michigan, the Michigan Anti-
Drug Coalition and the U.S. Labor Party all have the same address
and phone number. Angry with the attempted deceit, Simon was about
to cancel his appearance at Warren High School, where the event was
to be held - when the school refused to hold the event. So, apparently,
said Simon, Signorelli and the Independent Voters League of Michigan
will have to look for a new location and someone else to debate.
To each her own...
Japan's current number-one recording, in which a "husband and
master" tells his bride-to-be to "keep quiet and follow behind me," has
been criticized by women who find it degrading. But a Japanese
newspaper has received hundreds of letters from females in support of
the lyrics of the song. In the song, titled, "Your Husband and Master
Proclaims", Masashi Sada, the 27-year-old bachelor' who wrote the
lyrics, tells his future wife: "You will not go to bed before I
do. You will not get up after I do. Cook nothing but good meals and
always look neat. And keep quiet and follow behind me."-When a
young woman office worker wrote in to the Japanese newspaper
"Yomiuri Shimbun" that the song was an insult to women, the
publication received more than 300 letters from women who said they
liked the song Annarentlv- the saving grace of the tune is its last line,"
LIKE DANTE'S INFERNO'- WITNESSES
Etna explodes, kills nine
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From Reuter and AP'
CATANIA, SICILY - Four bodies
were discovered near the edge of a
crater on Mount Etna yesterday,
bringing the death toll to nine in Wed-
nesday night's explosion of Europe's
most active volcano.
About 150 tourists were climbing the
slopes of Etna when the "New Mouth"
crater near the volcano's peak
showered rocks and solidified lava on
them. The explosion killed at least nine
people and injured 23, smashing bodies
and mutilating limbs. All of the dead
discovered so'far were Italian.
Surgeons, meanwhile, performed
amputations on almost a dozen injured
survivors. A total of more than two
dozen persons were injured, including
tourists from Britain, Spain and Swit-
zerland, but no Americans were repor-
ted hurt. At least four were reported in
critical condition after emergency
"I saw how a young man was buried
under a huge rock which completely
smashed his head while his screaming
wife tried to pull his body from under-
neath the rubble," injured Italian
tourist Silvia d'Alaio said, describing
the scene Wednesday.
Other witnesses compared the blast
to a scene from Dante's inferno, but
vulcanologists called Etna's first major
tragedy in almost 110 years a routine
explosion provoked by accumulated
gas and not an eruption.
Rescue teams assisted by helicopters
raced to the mountaintop after the ex-
Some of the victims were buriedun-
der boulders weighing several tons. At
least one Italian tourist had his
smashed leg amputated after he was
taken to a hospital.
A rescue official said that if there are
more dead they may never beVfound
"because from what we've seen so far,
some victims must literally have been
blown to pieces."
Franco Elmi, 35, an alpine guide, said
he saw a "huge fireball" land on a Land
Rover, leaving virtually no trace of the
Newspapers and a leading volcano
expert questioned why authorities did
not close the road and cableway to the
10,705-foot mountaintop after the
volcano began pouring smoke Monday.
Prof. Romolo Romano, director of
Catania's Institute of Vulcanology, said
the explosion, although not predicted,
was not a new eruption of Etna but part
of the volcano's "normal" continuing
activity following a week-long eruption
Daily Official Bulletin
FRIDAYSEPTEMBER 14, 1979
Museum of Art: Informal Open House, 4-6 p.m.
To Members of the University Teaching Faculty:
During the Fall Term, 1979, the Michigan Memor-
ial-Phoenix Project will award grants to support
faculty research in the peaceful uses of nuclear
energy. This will include work in the social sciences,
physical and biological sciences and engineering.
(More than half of the applicants during the past
year received support.)
To continue to support as many research projects
as possible with limited money available, requests
for $3,000 or less will be considered appropriate.
Grants may cover equipment, supplies, research
assistance, and field trips. Project will not pay the
salary of the principal investigator, nor publication.
Only projects rated "excellent" or "very good" by
Divisioaal Review Boards likely to bo considered for
funding. Priority for awards given to: 1) new faculty.
particularly to those who need funding in order to
seek research support from outside agencues, 2)
established faculty who need assistance in opening a
new area of research.:Applications from faculty who
have received extensive Phoenix support previously
will be given lower priority.
Applications for grants should be returned to the
Phoenix Project by Friday, September 28. 1979.
Grants will be made by December 1, 1979.
Application materials and detailed instructions
may be obtained from the office of the Phoenix
Project at the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory on
North Campus or by calling 764-6213.
Sophomores Juniors Seniors Grads -
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1 this coupon and your 1.
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