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t uesdoy, December 5, 1972

Page Eigit THE MICHIGAN DAIV~ I uesday, December 5, 1972

Pinball wizards tell
how, why they play

Free school meets
housing difficulties


(Continued from Page 1)
as well as two bally halls in Ann
Arbor-Wizard's on William St.
and Tommy's on Packard.
The flashy game, illegal in many
parts of the country, has long been
associated with gambling and wild
characters throughout history. this
is partly because Bally, one of the
m a c h i n e manufacturers, also
makes slot machines, and the orig-
inal pinball games offered money
as prize return.
Pinball has been legally classi-
fied as in Ann Arbor, however, as
a game of skill. "The wizards tell
me that this is correct," says City
Attorney Jerold Lax.
Calfin is trying to change the
games' reputation from "a snotty
old poolroom with big ruffian type
characters into a more of a gen-
eral entertainment for all ages."
At present, the establishment
reputation is a blend of both the
old sinister mystique and the new
status hailed by the rock culture
as a game of skill.
Finalist Stu Cohen, a computer
programmer from Detroit who
travels around the state to pinball
tournaments, suggests the old pool-
room tradition, by arriving at the
tournament alone, late and seem-
ingly from nowhere. He slides
about the room in Marx brother
fashion, as only a pair of shifty
eyes are revealed behind his long
overcoat and Harpo hat. He jiggles
a silver dollar in his hand before
playing and philosophises: "Life
is centered around beating ma-
chines," he says, and the "feeling
of power and success" that it
"Once you start playing it be-
comes an addiction worse than
Graders ai
(Continued from Page 1)
merely see it as another facet
of an impersonal system.
"I. don't see where the imper-
sonality enters in a large lecture of
70 to 80 students where a reader
is used," say political science Prof.
Robert Schoenberger. "You're
starting out with an impersonal
system. Using a reader doesn't
really do anything that would im-
pair student-teacher relationships
in that sort of situation."
Others see some benefit in im-
personal grading. "The impersonal
grader who is responsible only for
grading a paper the best he can,
and isn't responsible for being a
crying towel for dissatisfied stu-
dents, can be far more objective
in his grading," says English Prof.
Alexander Allison.
Journalism Prof. William Porter
says the use of graders has opened
up many introductory survey
courses to more students.
The academic background pro-
fessors require of their assistants
varies, with graduate student
status being generally mandatory.
Professor Eby and Jorgensen say
they demand third or fourth year
graduate students, while Porter and
Journalism Prof. Robert Bishop
say undergraduate senior status is
acceptable for graders working on
freshman papers.
Professors use several systems
to monitor the work of graders to
insure their judgments are "cor-
rect" ones.
Jorgensen's system is a unique
one. He explains "The bias must be
consistent for students to get a
fair shake. So all the reading is
done by one person. That holds for

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dope," asserts finalist Pete Ma-
lonis. "You've just gotta beat that
damn machine everytime."
On the other hand, Cathy Rob-
bins-the only woman to make the
finals-says her philosophy is not
to beat the machine but to try "to
beat yourself."
Pinball wizards aren't born, how-
ever, they're made with years of
practice and familiarization with
Each pinball addict has his own
formula and each machine is set
to play differently. It's mainly a
matter of picking out one game
and learning it.
Dirt along the path of the ball
or on the floor will affect "bump-
ing" and "sliding" techniques em-
ployed by many players on the new
lighter machines.
Smith, who plays a "steady
game" by avoding these techniques
feels one should be "patient with
the flippers."
Control of the ball and concen-
tration are essential skills of the
game. "You've got to get into the
machine to play well," says Marty
Keith Glenn believes that "the
machine has a certain rhythm.
Anybody can be good if they've
got the rhythm down pat."
The future looks very bright for
pinball competition.
Calfin is trying to form a pinball
association or membership league

(Continued from Page 1)
under the compulsory education
If the Freedom School's request'
for a home in Alice Lloyd is de-
nied, parents will be left to choose
between re-enrolling their children
in public school or facing the pos-
sibilities of prosecution. None have
as yet done the former.
Meanwhile, Alice Lloyd residents
have expressed eagerness to see
the school moved into their build-
In a mid-November referendum,
residents voted 333-7 to give the
Freedom School the use of Lloyd's
Klein Lounge from 9:30 to 3:00
v . Monday through Friday. Residents
enrolled in two Pilot Program edu-
cation courses, "Aims of Educa-
>:>:' tion" and "Schools and Society,'
are hoping to participate in the
N free school, both as observers and
as teacher-aids.
The Standing Committee of the
Pilot Program, which consists of
students, professors, . and Univer-
sity housing officials, approved the
According to John Feldkamp,
University housing director, there
are two main points which must
be resolved before the free school
question can be decided: whether
the facilities at Alice Lloyd meet
AP Photo the legal requirements for a school,
and whether the University would
incur any liability by allowing the

"It's not unlike the question of
day care," Feldkamp said, "but
in this case there seems to be a
willingness on the part of the
Attorney Gabriel Kaimowitz has
offered to handle court cases for
the parents of the free school's
students, but feels such charges
are not likely to reach court.
"Something can be worked out
for the children under a tutorial
program, if necessary. This would
mean that each parent would be
assigned one teacher as a home
He denied the validity of a
rumor that Butler could face prose-
cution for operating an illegal
"That's impossible. There's no
such thing as an illegal school,"
he said.
(WABX Airwaves)-Ann Arbor
has been chosen as the premiere
city for the new John and Yoko
movie, which features highlights
from last winter's John Sinclair
Freedom Rally. The film is being
distributed by John and Yoko's
"Joko" production company, and
is set to play all the college
campuses. The film stars Stevie
Wonder, Commander Cody, Da-
vid Peel, Phil Ochs and the Len.

Biophysics Seminar: J. Ching, "Infra-
red Studies on Mixed Crystals of Poly-
etheylene," 613 P-A Bldg., 1 pm.
Physics Seminar: R. O'Connell, Louis-
iana State Univ., "Polarized Radiation
from Magnetic white Dwarfs," P&A
Colloquium Rm., 4 pm.
Program in Engineering for Public
Systems: J. 0. wilson, pres., No. Star
Res. Inst., "Social Experimentation
and Public Policy Analysis," 325 w.
Engin., 4 pm.
School of Music: Piano Chamber Mu-
sic Student Recital, SM Recital Hall, 5

law, engineer ng, journalism, cinema-
tography. many others. Further de-
tails and applications available. Ap-
plication deadline Feb. 5.
Student Government Council meet-
ing, Dec. 7, 7:30 PM, 3 X Michigan
Union. Constituents time 9:00 PM. All
students welcomed.
Cou cil OKs
ward plan

Housing Office In-Residence Staff (Continued from Page 1)
Positions: Informational Me e tin gs;'fore
Couzens Hall, Assembly Rin., 7 pm.;th fera dprmnto
Mosher-Jordan Lounge, 8 pm.; Stock- Housing and UrbandDevelopment
well, Conference- Rm., 9 pm. Attend- will fund Model Cities Second Ac-
ance is requisite in order to be con- tion Year. Cash presentlyon hand
sidered., inYa.Csprsnlonhd
School of Music: L. Cuyler, "Beet- is expected to run out within a
hoven and his Music," SM Recital Hall, month.
8 pm. Last night, 'couhcil took three
Musical Society: Chamber Art Series, actions. They passed, on first read-
Austral String Quartet, from Sydney, -ng an ordinance amendment de-
Australia, Rackham Aud., 8:30 pm. 'signed torplace the Model Cities

212 SAB, 763-4117
Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Vil-
lage. Openings as guides. History, dra-
matics, speech, and language back-
ground desirable. Details available. In-
terview deadline Jan. 19.
U. S. Civil Service Commission, wash.
D. C. Undergrad Trainee work-Study
Prog, available in washington D. C.
area. Openings cover the fields of en-
gineering, physical sciences, meteror-
ology and ma'h. Further details avail-
U. S. Info Agency, washington D. C.
Summer Intern Program, Seniors and
Grad Students. Openings cover fields
of sociology, communication science,

director under the supervision of
the City Administrator. A resolu-
tion legislating reorganization and
procedures was also approved.
Finally, George Johnson and Co.
were authorized to perform an au-
dit on the Model Cities financial
The effect of the reorganization
resolution will be to relocate some
responsibilities that have pre-
viously fallen to the policy board,
a group designed to provide citi-
zen input and participation in their

It's a (log!

wih urtrlSubiaton.He_ coo o setem-
with quarterly publications. He According to the Associated Press, the above creature is a dog- school to use them.
states, "Next year I hope to get prize-winng Komondorok no less. The pooch named Szentivani There is, in addition, the ques-
at phsatKododoroghoseshh podti on of the "student-relatedness"-
ple from other states can enter." Ingo is shown posing with its loving master Karen Stebbins at the of the activity, which is needed,
For those interested, Calfin is Boardwalk Kennel Club all-breed dog show in Atlantic City, N. J. according to Feldkamp, to justify
sponsoring a "karma" or pinball Through an obvious travesty of justice, Ingo didn't win a thing this donation of rent-free space in Alice 9
doubles tournament this weekend time. Lloyd.
in Mt. Pleasant. - --conducted by MAYNARD KLEIN
short papers and essay exams as
Bishop, following a fairly typical Ahb\
practice,pmerely reads over the t\rIWednesday, Dec. 6th Hill Aud. 8 p.m..
graded papers. i
Porter, who teaches the largeF)
lecture course Journalism 201, has FREE !
a system designed specifically for (study, work, travel abroad information for American students) /
his course. He participates in a MAIY;AP HRETCno
pool of several graders who read MARILYN MASON-Organ RALPH HERBERT-Cantor
lyts of papers divided alphabetical- F R I-DAYI,, DECEMBER 8-7_ p.m.-10 P.M.
On different assignments, the F'
graders trade sets so students are:Bloch's Sacred Servce Chrs'as Carols
graded by a different person on MICHIGAN UNION
each paper. Porter says judgments
and grade distributions are over-
whelmingly consistent. -4
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