THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday,. October Z4, 1972
Poge Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, October 20, 1972
BROOM-HILD A AUTHOR
Myers: Cashing in on comics
(Continued from Page 1) zard - a vegetarian - intellectual - establish the characters as house-
his unique style, manic-depressive. hold words."
"When I first started the strip, Myers says he has no personal What is this household-wordmak-
I wasn't sure how you're supposed preference regarding the charac- er really trying to do?
to go about it. Is there supposed to ters. They all provide him with "I want to make it as good as I
be a fanfare and introductions? different possibilities for different can because I'm 34 and it's too late
Well, actually, you just have the joke situations, from long-winded to turn back." Myers says, "I
characters show up in joke situa- bombastic speech-making to pure really like money and I'd like to
tions," he says. [stupidity. have a lot-to travel and to enjoy
How did Myers get started in Myers says he has to mention things like color TV."
the cartoon business? "I always the characters' names often since Some cartoonists use their strips
like comics and drawing. I got what you are ti to sdo to o as a soap box for advancing their
sort of a passion for comics as a tam financial security, is to dig a political philosophy. In contrast,
pastime and a possible future pro- little groove in people's brains and Myers declares, "I'm not inclined
fession. It sure looked a lot better to preach at this moment. Maybe
than having a job," Myers rea- someday when I'm old and my
sons. G O P funding body hurts, I'll hit people with my
Myers says he always maintains political stick. Until then I'm main-
that the best way for anyone tolp c' ly trying to be entertaining. Some
get started in the business is to eats i enis subtle messages do come out, like
know somebody. But his own ex- 'be kind to flowers' but all I really
perience of breaking into the busi- try to do is make it funny and
ness was "a pure, strange pre- campaign fundsatleast for the interesting to look at."
destined thing. " time being. It seems to be working. Although
After a few years of encounter- He did say, however, that he has a cartoonist is always vulnerable
ing unending rejections, one day thus far collected a total of $950- since "you must keep the strip
Myers received a phone call from the least of the four candidates in good or you'll be bumped" by the
an executive in the business. He the race. newspapers, "Broom-Hilda" is one
asked Myers if he'd like to do a Harris said he would check with of the few new strips gaining in
strip about a witch named Broom- all his contributors before releas- sales and circulation. And behind
Hilda. Myers tried it out and now ing his lists at "a later date." He it is a well-used bathtub in Kansas
over 200 newspapers carry the said the "later date" may well be City.
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SEVERAL FIREFIGHTERS who responded to last night's blaze in Angell Hall talk together after
the small fire was extinguished.
Ane Hall fire called rson
A small fire burnt out a stall in
an Angell Hall men's restroom
adjacent to Aud. A last night. Fire
investigators termed the blaze
Police and Fire Department de-
tectives removed a bag of an uni-
dentified fabric from the restroom
following the fire, which broke out
at 9:45 p.m.
The fire was discovered when a
person walked into the bathroom
and found it full of smoke. He told
the auditorium supervisor, Steve
Barnette, who notified University
Firemen had to crouch low to
fight the thick smoke.
Smoke stains covered the walls
of the stall though the rest of the
room was not badly damaged.
At the time of the fire, approxi-
mately 200 people were watching
the movie, "Taking Off," presented
by the Ann Arbor Film Co-op in
Aud. A. The film was stopped while
Steven Bernardi, co-manager of the
film co-op, informed the audience
that there was a fire in the men's
bathroom and that the fire 'depart-
ment had it under control.
"The general reaction was laugh-
ter with some clapping," Bernardi
said. "The fire department told us
to keep the movie going, so we
The commotion caused by the
fire engines brought a small group
of onlookers to the vicinity. They
watched as firemen put out the
blaze and installed fans to suck
the dense smoke out of the hall.
Four fire trucks, including one
hook-and-ladder responded to the
He says that it was through "an
unconscious process" that he cre-
ated the "nasty cigar-smoking
witch" and other creatures like
Irwin the troll and Gaylord the buz-
after the election.
The campaign fund standings for
the state representative race are
now as follows: Renner $5,650,
Steve Burghardt (HRP) $1,203,
Bullard, $1,196 and Harris $950.
Kissinger, Thieu meet
as ighting eontinues
Harvey's acts termed 'illegal'
by County Prosecutor Delhey
SAIGON ( )- Henry Kissinger
and President Nguyen Van Thieu
apparently intensified a s e a r c h
for a settlement to the Indochina
war yesterday, meeting twice for
a total of five hours and leaving
open the possibility of a thirdI
Meanwhile, fighting flared up in
three areas within a 30-mile ra-
dius of where the two were con-
the moment from
Thieu's future to the possibility
of an Indochina cease-fire.
There was no explanation why
the government chose to quote po-
litical observers as expressing
Thieu's viewpoint. It could only
be speculation that this was one
way of making a point without
having to accept official responsi-
bility. Thieu is pledged not to dis-
cuss the secret negotiations pub-
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Harvey says the money was in his
safe and he "forgot" to turn it in
within the period prescribed by
" One of Harvey's senior offic-
ers, Lieut. Dave Severance, "il-
legally" transferred the title of
another recovered snowmobile to
the sheriff's department, even
though the machine bore an engine
According to Drug Help of-
ficials Quaaludes - a common
street drug in the city - are
highly addictive and with-
drawal is a dangerous process.
Withdrawal, they say, is safe
only under medical supervi-
sion, and "cold turkey" with-
drawals can be fatal in some
Both Drug Help (761-HELP)
and the Free People's Clinic
(761-8952) can arrange free
medically supervised with-
drawal. These agencies urge
anyone who suspects he or she
may be addicted to call or visit.
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Raymond Woodruff, however, the
consumer had better beware.
"They are operating supposedly
as a massage parlor," he said.
"If there are the same goings on,
they can expect more arrests."
Woodruff added that the case is
still under investigation and that
he is "anticipating more warrants"
as a result of the Tuesday raid.
He explained that it is a lengthy
investigation and it might not con-
clude by the end of next week.
"I'd be extremely surprised if they
are in by next week," said Wood-
ruff. "It might take some time."
identification number which could
have been traced to its owner.
Delhey said he has ordered the
return of the camper-trailer and
one of the snowmobiles to their
owners. The other snowmobile re-
mained - unidentifiable, but has
been returned to the sheriff's de-
partment by Harvey's daughter as
.In addition, Delhey said his of-
fice would tell Harvey what the
sheriff's responsibilities were in
correctly disposing of s t o l e n
Harvey, who has been sheriff
for seven and a half years and
is now running on the American
Independent Party ticket for re-
election, held his own press con-
ference for the reporters whocat-
tended the gathering at Delhey'sE
Speaking from his office at the
County Service Center in Pitts-
field Township, Harvey brushed
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off criticism of his department as
"politically motivated." Although
he did not mention him by name,
the sheriff indicated he felt former
Deputy Sheriff Fred Postill, the
Democratic nominee, was respon-
sible for the charges.
No disciplinary action will be
taken against any of the four of-
ficers named in the Delhey inves-
tigation as culpable for' the failures
of the department, Harvey said.
"I know I was., myself, guilty of
no crime," Harvey told the re-
porters. "Did anyone believe that
I have any interest in anything as
petty as a few bucks gained from
a beat-up snowmobile?"
Thieu's information ministry!licly.
We're student run so we've
got good food and live enter-
tainment for less. Now we have
pinball and art prints too.
On the menu are Sunday
dinner s p e c i a I s, afternoon
snacks, and eggs and bacon.
We're open for breakfast and
l .u n c h weekdays a n d every
night 'till midnight, Friday and
Saturday nights until one.
Don't w a s t e your - money;
come tonthe Church Street en-
trance in back of East Quad.
Special events calendars are in
your area, take a look at who
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the halfway inn
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The slightly-new 1973 VW cars
While you're there, take a look at the new
'73 VW's too. But be sure it's a close look. Be-
cause, as usual, the improvements in the new
Volkswagen are less than completely obvious.
There's a new windshield.And severol other
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issued an unusual communique
quoting "political observers" as!
saying the South Vietnamese presi-
dent has reasserted Saigon's op-
position to a coalition government
as proposed by the Viet Cong.
This caused some on the po-
litical scene to speculate that the
focus of the secret talks may have
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