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University surgeon Thomas Peterson says knee-level blocking in
football should be outlawed, and he ought to know. Peterson, a one-
time Wolverine fullback who played on the 1947 Rose Bowl team, has
found that despite recent rule changes which have safened up the
rather unsafe sport, Namath knees are on the rise. Peterson found 259
knocked-up knees in 1970 alone. The 1971 rejection of crackback
blocking (clipping) and the 1974 outlawing of blocking below the waist
on kick-offs and punts went a long way in protecting the gridiron
gorillas, but the still permissable cross-body blocking at or below the
knees is comparable to thrusting a railroad tie against the unsuppor-
ted joint, said Peterson. "The cutting down or upending the player by
a blind-side cross-body block may be dramatic and exciting to the
football fan, but the risk of permanent injury is hardly a fair price for
such transient thrills," he said. "Our objective should be to eliminate
unnecessary hazards to players . . ." Yeah, like the Huskies.
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Happenings ...
are singular today ... the Exhibit Museum of Natural History
will sponsor a 20-minute star show featuring the constellations and
planets visible in the Ann Arbor sky tomorrow morning. The showings
are scheduled for 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. and will become a
regular Saturday morning feature. Tickets are two bits.
Buckeye blooper
Just in case you've been wondering what those politicos south of
the border have been up to, we're here to tell you it ain't been much.
Angered by recent sloppy pledge performances, Ohio state senator
Harry Meshel is circulating a fiesty five-paragraph memo to legis-
lative leaders claiming our allegiance needs aligning. "Historically,
and almost unanimously, the Pledge of Allegiance has been recited in
a monotone without proper inflection, and all too frequently with inap-
propriate cadence and improper grouping or phrasing of thought,"
complained Meshel. The senator reminded his colleagues that the
pledge is "a one-sentence proposition with only two commas," which
he said belong after the words "stands" and "indivisible." However, a
copy of the pledge provided by Meshel's office included a period after
" stands," a misplaced comma after "God" and three dots after "in-
divisible," What do you want? Good grammer or good rhetoric?
Name that tune
We've always heard that those folks in Sweden really know how to
boogie, but we didn't know Walt Disney knew-it too. Copies of Disney's
"Jungle Book" tape and book packages, purchased for Swedish kid-
dies over the good cheer season, turned out to hold a different version
of the beddie-bye story than the one we were rocked to sleep with.
Because of a goof at Polydor record factory, a pornographic recording
called "Bordello Mama's Songs" appeared in place of the animal tale.
The Polydor people apologized and said they would replace the con-
fused cassettes, but we fear it's too late. A whole generation of
Swedish darlings will grow up thinking the grandfather of children's
lore was really a dirty old man.
Read all about it

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 7, 1978-Page 3
Carter gets low marks from

BONN, West Germany- cy of th
(AP) - President Carter's theater's
foreign tour, plagued by translation heardA
blunders in Warsaw and unguarded through.
remarks in New Delhi, drew low marks comment
in some Western European London
newspapers. Other papers, however, "How co
praised his Middle East peace efforts. in Polan
Some editorial critics of the seven- makes an
nation swing said the patch-quilt
itinerary and well publicized gaffes
confirmed suspicions of White House
IN ONE OF THE sharpest press
attacks on the President,
Conrad Ahlers, editor of the Hamburg
Morgenpost and a member of West
Germany's Parliament, called Carter
"the worst political failure of the past
year" and said his nine-day tour, ended
Friday, "is simply a continuation of
this malaise."
Such a blistering shot at a top
American government figure is rare in
West Germany, which proclaims itself
the strongest U.S. ally in Europe.
Whatever Carter "has touched-be it
the human rights issue, disarmament
negotiations, the Middle East, the
worldwide recession or the rate of the
dollar-he has smashed valuable
china," wrote Ahlers, a member of
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's Social
Democratic Party.
LONDON 'S Daily Express said Car-
ter's "incredible blunders, boobs, and
ham-fisted comments .had left
Americans wondering: Just what will
he do wrong next?
Some editorial writers were less har-
sh on the president, claiming his talks
with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
and King Hussein of Jordan improved
chances for a Middle East peace.
But others said Carter's diverse
itinerary, which took him to Poland,
Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt,
France and Belgium looked more like
that of a political candidate than a
world statesman.
"Carter's trip was a typical example
of how the master in the White House
should not conduct foreign policy," the
liberal West German weekly Die Zeit
said in an editorial. "Carter again has
succumbed to the temptation of being
present at all fields at the same time
and of missing virtually no opportunity
for committing a blunder."
EDITORIAL writers pounced on 'Ca
rusty translation problems in Warsaw
and Carter's remark to Secretary of hou
State Cyrus Vance in New Delhi, which
became public through a recording, sho
showing rifts with the Indians on
nuclear policy. sue
Carter's Secret Service guards had a
snafu of their own during the Paris leg p
of the President's trip. Only a pre-show p
check by theater technicians prevented a
the president's guards from broad-
casting their operations live to the or
audience of a Parisian music hall. A J
theater spokesperson said the
technicians changed the radio frequen-

he microphone used by the
star performer when they
A merican voices coming
The Secret Service declined
I on the incident.
n's Sunday Express asked:
uld the president find himself
nd with an interpreter who
n utter mockery of his words

after travels

and who reduces the mighty United
States to a belly laugh?"
"THERE ARE six million Polish
Americans. Isn't there one of them who
speaks Polish?"
In the Netherlands, the left-leaning
Amsterdam daily De Volkskrant said
Carter's tour was characterized by
"clumsiness and, what is more,

serious, failures."
"The prestige of the president has
suffered from the fact that no tangible
results were established in the capitals
which Carter visited," the paper said.
On the positive side, some papers
praised Carter's handling of the
delicate Middle East situation in talks
Wednesday with Sadat in the Upper
Nile city of Aswan.
Carter told interviewers before he
left Washington that he opposed
creation of a Palestinian state, a key
Egyptian peace term.
IN TALKS with the Egyptian leader,
Carter and Sadat worked out a broad,
delicately worded formula for a
possible Middle East settlement. It left
the complex details of the Mideast
problems to be worked out in
"The president seems indeed to have
been as skillful and persuasive as he
was tireless," London's conservative
Daily Telegraph said of Carter's per-
formance in Egypt.
"President Carter will return to
Washington with hope that his trip has
paved the way for new successful
negotiations," wrote the- left-leaning
Frankfurter Rundschau.
According to some newspapers the
Carter trip did little to restore
American prestige in the eyes of
Western Europeans.
The French daily Le Monde said a
year after Carter's inauguration, the
world still wonders whether he is "A
new apostle of peace and virtue or a
provincial uneasy in responsibilities too
complex for his good intentions."
The liberal British daily the Guardian
said, "a cold, blunt assessment of Car-
ter at this stage might add that his
early strategy with Congress proved
inept; that he has concentrated too
much rhetoric on foreign affairs; that a
man who hymns human rights in
February should probably not be em-
bracing the Shah of Iran the following


If you liked Hustler, you'll
love the Plains, Ga. Monitor.
Although lovely Larry Flynt
has said he's through with
cheesecake, the former porn
king hasn't given up publish-
ing, so when asked for a help-
ing hand by the financially
cramped publisher of The
Monitor Flynt said you-bet-
cha and bought up the small
weekly for an undisclosed
amount of money. Former
Monitor publisher Sam Simp-
son didn't say why he thought
to contact the Flynt organi-
zation when he needed money
to revive the paper which was
founded last February, but it
probably has something to do
with the fact that Flynt keeps
singing the praises of Plains
native Ruth Carter ,Stapleton,
Jimmy 's sister, whom he

claims' sho wed him the pro-
verbial way. We think the sale
was a good one. Who but
Flynt could give better cov-
erage of Carter next time he
drops by Plains and admits to
lusting in his heart?

rter's trip was a typical example of
w the master in the White House
uld not conduct foreign policy. He
cum bed to the temptation of being
sent at all fields at the same time
d of missing virtually no opportunity
committing a blunder.'
-West German weekly

JI- ) Sun., Jan. 15 2pm &8pm
T icke a ila b ogt,,dgtl, stores
Tickets also available through Hudson's stores

Daily Official Bulletin


It can't happen here
News that a London doctor has arranged for lesbian couples to
have babies by artificial insemination upset tea time for a whole host
of folks across the water. A founder of the lesbian organization Sappho
claims she knows of at least six lesbians who have been inseminated at
a Dr. Sopher's private clinic in the fashionable Belgravia section. The
London Evening News, which broke the story, says the good doctor
has arranged for several more lesbians to become mamas. A Con-
servative woman member of the House of Commons voiced "extreme
disquiet" over the report and said she would bring up the matter in the
House. Director of the National Children's Bureau said children born
to lesbian mothers. by artificial insemination will suffer abnormal
stress. But perhaps Raymond Booth of the Royal College of Obste-
tricians and Gynecologists was the most insightful: "This strikes me
as a pretty bizarre situation," he said.
On the outside...
Expect a high of 340 today, which by this time of year is good news
around here. The bad news, however, is that it will be a foggy, groggy
day'with a chance of rain or snow showers. The evening low will dip to
26°. More of the same for Sunday.

To Members of the University Faculty:
During the Winter Term, the Michigan-Phoenix
Project will award grants to support research in the
peaceful uses of nuclear energy. This will include
work in the social sciences as well as the physical
and biological sciences and engineering. Ap-
proximately 60 per cent of the applicants in the fall
term received support. To continue to support as
many research projects as possible with limited
monedy, requests for $3,000 or less will be considered
appropriate. Grants may cover equipment, supplies,
research assistance, and field trips, salary of the
principal investigator, nor publication expenses,
cannot be paid. Only those projects that are rated
"excellent" or "very good" by the Divisional Review
Boards are likely to be considered for funding.
Priority for awards will be given to: 1) new faculty,
particularly to those who need funding in order to
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Sa turda,Januar y7 ,1978
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1, 1978. Appleation materials may be obtained from
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3200 SAB - 763-4117
Yale University, Dept. Engr. and Applied Scien-
ces: Announces their '78 Summer Research
Program for College Juniors, engr. sciences,
chemical, computer modeling, biomechanics, etc.
Further details available. Apps. deadline Feb. 13.
Nat. Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.: Announces
'78 Internship Program. Positions are at the Civil
Service, GS-5 level. Appointments effective June 19
to Sept. 1. Deadline for apps. Apr. 15.
Brookhaven Nat. Labs., Long Island, New York:
Summer Student Program, June 5 to Aug. 18. Must
have completed Junior year, graduating
seniors-biology, chemistry, engr., math., medicine,
etc. Details available. Deadline for acceptance of
appts. Jan. 31.
National Park Service: Isle Royal Nat. Park will
accept apps. for various maintenance-related jobs
during the period Jan. 1 through Feb. 15. Details
available, contact by phone.
City -of Phoenix, Arizona: Announces its
Management Intern Program for Graduate students.
Apps. will be accepted until Mar. 1. Details

the 0nn arbor film co-operative
TONIGHTI-Saturday, January 7
(Hy Averback, 1968) 7TONLY MLB3
PETER SELLERS stars as an ex-bourgeoise Los Angeles lawyer who drops
out of a shallow, middle-class life into a shallow counter-culture one.
A sly,' off-the-wall script by Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker, wonderful
character actors, and a highpoint in Seller's recent performances. "Giddy
... charming, inbentive"-Pauline Kael.






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