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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 29, 1978-Page~3


Magazine postponed
Just like everything else around here, the Daily, too, has been
strongly, and somewhat adversely, affected by this blizzard of bliz-
zards. Because our regular printers closed-the weather kept the
workers away-we had to move up our deadline by five hours so we
could get it to another printing office in time. But, with our smaller
staff, overworked typesetters and earlier deadlines, something had to
give. Unfortunately, that something was this week's Sunday
Magazine. Do not despair! Weather-permitting, it will return next
Sunday. And what a magazine it will be! We promise one last valiant
and sentimental effort by Susan Ades and Jay Levin before they retire
from their editorships.
Say it ain' . ...
Even heroes have their faults. But when childhood heroes such as
"Batman' get caught doing crimes they fought so hard in the comic
book pages, it's not so easy to forgive. David Greenberg, the real-life
version of "Batman" of the "Batman and Robin" detective team, has
been charged with defrauding the federal government and a bank of
nearly $150,000. The detective-turned-Brooklyn-assemblyman ap-
parently.kept nothing in the old utility belt to ward off criminal tem-
ptations, and "Robin" couldn't help him out of this one. A federal
grand jury in Brooklyn handed down a 14-count indictment including
the fraud charges, and charges of obstruction of justice. The grand
jury says Greenberg tried to influence witnesses to lie to the grand
jury about the alleged fraud. Holy greenbacks, Batman! Things look
grim for the Caped Crusader this time.
The Indiana University basketball team wasn't the only one
sequestered away from home because of the snow we've got here in
the Midwest. But other teams didn't have it quite so cushy. While the
Indiana players were snowbound in the Briarwood Hilton, the Miami,
Ohio University players spent a night in jail, followed by a morning's
work at a nursing home. "What is normally a four-hour trip from
Toledo to Oxford turned into a 36-hour nightmare," said David Young,
a Miami spokesman. The team was stalled in Vandalia because of the
weather, but accommodations were difficult to find. About half the
team stayed in the city jail and others stayed in the courtroom.
Releases the next morning, the team filled a local need for volunteers
at a nursing home, before hitting the road. "They served meals to
patients, they helped men shave, and they made the beds," Young
said. "A lot of the help at the nursing home hadn't been able to come in
to work in 36 hours." The Indiana players, on the other hand, stayed on
the fringes of town, spending time somewhere between their bedrooms
and, presumably, the bar.
. .in case you're tired of shoveling snow, studying or partying,
there are a few things still going on .. . the fun begins at 3 p.m. in the
sixth floor Haven Hall Undergraduate Lounge where. the Political
Science Association will have a meeting to be followed by a trek
(short) to Dooley's . .. or you can go to the International Center for a
"Study in Jerusalem," also at 3 . . . at 7:30 p.m., the Prostitution
Education Project (PEP) will sponsor a forum on prostitution from
the feminist, civil rights and legal perspectivew in Alice Lloyd dor-
Snow Ball
Mention Buffalo, New York to a friend these days and she or he is
liable to mutter something about the snowstorms which have been
plaguing that town this year and last. The city is deserving of its
reputation, and is celebrating the legendary drifts at its "First Annual
Blizzard Ball" tonight. About 800 area residents will gather at a local
mansion to mark the anniversary of a storm so severe it elicited the
first declaration of a snow-emergency in the nation. But it's almost as
if the city has invited a repeat performance this year. While we
struggle over the drifts and try to dig our way home, Buffalo will be
dealing with two uninvited guests: the storm we just got rid of, and
another of about the same intensity, coming in from Canada to
celebrate the "First Annual Blizzard Ball" with the second annual
king-sized blizzard.
Do unto others
In a battle rivaling killer contests in the dorms, the Goddard and
Emanuel cooperatives in Oxford Housing are waging a full-scale
"war." It all began Thursday, one Emanuel House resident says,
when restless natives of Goddard House sent an envoy of masked
marauders through the opponent's halls. The masked marauders
made off with the firewood supplies of the party of the first part.
Shivering, those residents could not let matters rest as such. So
some Emanuelites went to their rooms, picked up the phones, dialing
numbers of phones in the house of the party of the second part.
Tying up those lines, they each (loudly) delivered the message,
"Goaddard sucks!" Irritated, the party of the second part wanted to

make the party of the first part realize they meant business. That
night they mustered their forces to ensure Emanuel would be totally
snowbound. Handpacking snow' into all the exits from Emanuel,
Goddard residents sealed that house. Oxford's staff of resident ad-
visors spent the next morning rescuing Emanuel House. And so mat-
ters are. There are rumors of a retaliation, but the last attack would
be hard to beat. Emanuel residents refused to disclose plans for the
On the outside ...
not to bore you with the same old story, but here we go again.
Those clouds overhead are going to stay a while 'longer, dropping
chilly little white things on us at least through the weekend. Today's
high will be 22 degrees, and we should expect at least an inch of snow.
With the stuff that's already on the ground, you'll hardly notice that
extra inch. It will stay cloudy through the night (which will get as cold
as 10 degrees), and when you wake up, it will probably be snowing
again. Expect another two inches of snow before Monday.

Carter does about-face,
approval of Project Se
Carter, who once said he opposed the
controversial Project Seafarer, has
taken a controversial stand in favor of
the installation of the submarine com- -
munications system designed for I think we need
Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Asked Friday if he supported putting a submarine*cor-
in the system in the Upper Peninsulam
Carter told a group of visiting editors munication system
during a White House interview: like
"Yes. I think we need a submarine
communications system of that kind.
When a submarine is submerged, it is e t i portant.
imperative, in case our nation's to"ur naio alSe
security is directly threatened to haves
communication with them. u
"THF ONLY means of fairly rapid *;,
communication is with the very low
frequency, ultra-low frequency tran-
smission systems, and there are certain
geographical or geological structures Carter
in our continent that permit thisetran- possible effects of the radio waves that During the campaign, Carter said he
smission of signals underneath the land are generated." was opposed to Seafarer, and his
and water." "SO MY ANSWER is yes," he said in statement Friday brought immediate
The system is designed to skirt response to a question on whether he concerned reaction from Michigan
enemy surveillance by sending favored the Seafarer Project. "Yes, I state officials.
messages from underground cables do think we need that communications
through the earth's crust to submarines system but I am very committed to be THE NAVY'S original Seafarer plan
1,000 or more feet beneath the ocean's sure that nothing is done to disturb the called for 2,400 miles of underground
surface. quality of life of the people there." cables buried in the U.P., sending radio
The chief executive said he was con- Defense Secretary Harold Brown has signals through the earth's crust to
cerned "of course, about the reaction of made his recommendations but the missile submarines submerged 1,000
people" in the area as far as environ- final decision on whether to go ahead feet or more in the ocean.
mental questions are concerned, "and with the project will be up to Carter. He But this triggered widespread fears
also to assuage their concerns about wasexpected to act withina month. the extreme low frequencv signaIs



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sure that
is done t0

disturb the quality
of the life of the
people of Michigan,'
would be a health hazard, as well as.c-
vironmental concerns.
As a result of the opposition from
Gov. William Milliken and others,, the
Navy then offered a modified proposal
for 120 miles of underground, cable at
the Michigan site that would be connec-
ted to an existing above-ground test
station at Clam Lake, Wis.
Local residents also opposed- the
modified plan, which was sent to
The new film from the director of
"I dare anyone not to take John Waters seriously after-
DESPERATE LIVING He rema ins the v sionary of camp and
the den mother of the bizarre . . . This film is a TRIUM-
PHANT example of the most vital bad taste in America."
-Village Voice
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Influenza outbreak kills 801,
in 3 weeks; no vaccine found
yet for 'Russian flu' strain

ATLANTA (UPI)-A January out-
break of influenza caused by two
closely related viruses has taken a toll
of 801 lives in three weeks, with yet
another epidemic flu strain believed to
be seeding itself in the general
population, federal health officials
The National Center for Disease Con-
trol (CDC) reported the A-Victoria and
A-Texas strains of influenza were
causing widespread outbreaks in 15
states, regional outbreaks in 14 and
' sporadic cases in 15.
FOR THE THIRD straight week; the
number of deaths attributed to the in-
fluenza outbreak climbed past the
"epidemic threshold."-
For the week ended Jan. 20, the CDC
said mortality reports from 121 of the
nation's major cities showed there were
848 deaths attributed to pneumonia and
influenza, with 336 of those fatalities
blamed on the current epidemic caused
by the two flu varieties. The death toll
for the two previous weeks was 465.
States reporting the greatest number

of influenza cases were Connecticut,
Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Mary
land, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, North Carolina, Oregon,,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont,
and Wisconsin.
The CDC gauges influenza activity
through reports from private
physicians, and from state health
departments and other sources of
hospital admissions, school and in-
dustrial absenteeism.
FEDERAL HEALTH officials were
still assessing the impact of a Russian
influenza outbreak among high school
students in Cheyenne, Wyo., the first
documented occurrence of this flu virus
in the United States. Dr. Robert
Craven, a CDC fly surbeillance officer
investigating the Cheyenne outbreak,
filed preliminary reports indicating the
Russian flu is an illness of children and
young adults.
"It appears that the illness is
primarily in people under age 25," said
Dr. Philip Graitcar, another CDC flu
expert. "It does not appear that there

are any deaths or serious complications
in the Cheyenne outbreak," Graiteer
said. "So far it looks like a disease in
Craven said the Russian flu strain,
for which no vaccine is available,
probably was seeding itself in the
general population. He said the virus
was expected to start causing out-
breaks across the country in about two
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Phoenix police say

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PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP)-Police say a
mentally retarded 20-year-old man has
confessed to setting fire to one sleeping
drunk and is a suspect in the torchings
of two others. But authorities say they
are powerless to arrest him or stop him
from striking again.
"These victims are helpless drunks
and they're being victimized by them-
selves and by a dangerous suspect who
has no compassion and maybe is not
even responsible for his actions
because of his mental state," said
Phoenix police detective Larry Stubbs.
"WE'VE TRIED everything we can
to get him off the streets," Stubbs said,
"but it's not working. We have no legal
means and it's really frustrating."
Police did not identify the man, who
psychiatrists say has the mental
development of a 4-year-old, nor did
they say whether he is cared for by
friends or relatives.
All three victims were sleeping on
sidewalks or in doorways in an area of

dark, smoky bars, crumbling hotels
and warehouses south of the city's.
rejuvenated downtown. Police said all
were doused with a flammable liquid;
and set afire as they slept.'
The two latest attacks occurred last
week, and both victims are still
hospitalized in stable condition,
authorities said.
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