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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, March 25, 1978-Page 3

irr SEE E AS N CAL y
The only things certain in life ..-.
In their song The Taxman, the Beatles sing the following line: "If
you drive your car I'll tax the street, if you take a walk I'll tax your
feet ... " Well, Gov. William Milliken has done the Beatles one better
with his latest tax proposal - a $3 tax to die. That's right, somehow the
governor has decided that people have been dying for free for far too
long, and it's time these loafers carry their share of the load. Thus the
proposal which would levy a $3 tax for each burial. We figure the bill
should have a good chance for passage even though it is being
ridiculed by state legislators from both parties. The reason? Rep.
Gary Owens (D-Ypsilanti) said it best: "The only positive thing I can
say about the bill is that dead people can't vote against it."
Happenings.. .
. begin today with a note: Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political
science honor society, will be accepting applications for membership
now through April 5 in Rm. 6618 Haven Hall ... the Science for the
People study group is sponsoring a Nuclear Jamboree from 9 a.m. un-
til 4 p.m. in the Union Conference Rms. 4, 5, and 6 ... there will be a
forum entitled African Unity: Problems and Prospects at 8 p.m. at the
Trotter House . . . and one final note, the deadline for entering next
month's MSA election is Monday at 5 p.m., so if you're interested
hustle over to the MSA offices, 3rd floor Michigan Union . .. that's all,
It's in .the cards
The 10 of diamonds seems like a fairly pedestrian card, but to Dr.
Gregory Schultz it was worth a million dollars. Schultz, the ne
village trustee of Bath, N.Y., and his opponent Lawrence Crossett
each wound up with 536 votes after Tuesday's election. So it was
decided that the candidates would draw cards to determine the victor,
and Crossett drew the 5 of spades. Perhaps Ann Arbor could make use
of this simple but effective method, if messrs. Wheeler and Belcher
would agree.
Smoking is dangerous
The Surgeon General warns that "smoking is hazardous to your
health", but Alice Hicks of Tulsa, Oklahoma, didn't heed the wrning,
and she is paying the price - but with a ruptured tendon& It seems
Hicks was flicking her Bic about five weeks ago, when she got a little
too exuberant and ruptured the tendon in her right thumb. At first she
thought it was just a pulled muscle, but when the pain didn't
go away, she finally went to a doctor, who told her she needed
surgery. "They removed a tendon from my right arm
and transplanted it into my right thumb," she said. She now has a cast
that she must wear for three weeks.
In an article in yesterday's Daily Larry Tolley of the Rackham
Student Government was quoted as saying utility costs account for a
46 per cent increase in University family housing costs. Tolley had
said, however, that 46 percent of family housing costs are due to utility
On the outside...

Look for partly cloudy skies today with a high near 361. More clouds
will move in by evening, and we can expect a chilly low of about 281. If
you were planning on showing off your Easter bonnet with a stroll
down State St. tomorrow you'd better bring an umbrella because it
looks as if we can expect some rain.
Daily Official Bulletin

Ralls hopes inexperience will
help in fall gubernatorial race

i. v

Bill Ralls, a member of the crowded
field seeking the Democratic
nomination for governor, feels his inex-
perience should help him instead of
hinder him.
"I think I'm the strongest possible
candidate in this primary. I'm not a
partisan political personality. I don't
have the political enemies nor the
political cronies that often have
defeated Democratic candidates for

governor," Ralls said Thursday while
in Ann Arbor campaigning.
INSTEAD, THE former public ser-
vice commissioner hopes his promises
to make vast changes in state policies
will garner him support.
"I'm offering a new kind of politics.
I'm not part of the problem in Lansing.
I'm not part of the old political
establishment of this state. In fact, I've
never run for public office before,"

Ralls said.
Because he is not part of the
"bureaucratic problem" Ralls thinks
he can "put together a peoples'
"I WILL therefore have the kind of
independence in the areas of utilities,
the economy, state bureaucracy, lob-
byists," he said.
Along with "cronyism," Ralls at-
tacked the Milliken administration for

its handling of several recent incidents,
among them the crisis at the Plymouth
Mental Health Center.
"A bureaucracy has grown and hurt
the very recipients of the services: the
retarded children at the Plymouth Cen-
ter. And the people at the top level in
Lansing, including the governor, have
tolerated abuses from people ; in
positions of authority which have not
been tolerated now that it has become
AMONG OTHER targets of Ralls' at-
tacks are Milliken's handling of the
PBB problem.
"Within months, and no more than a
year after the mixing of the PBB into
the (cattle) feed, the agricultural
department and the governor knew
about it, and yet for four years, nothing
of any effective action was taken,"
Ralls said.
"The cattle were not taken off the
market by the agricultural department,
the farmers were not reimbursed, and
the farmers faced the awful
predicament of either losing their
livelihood by destroying their cattle-or
selling the cattle and affecting the food
cycle of this state."
RALLS ALSO claims the Milliken
administration is responsible for
"shoddy managemenIt practices." He
charged that much of the money
allocated to the state for needy people is
not effectively getting to them.
Ralls, a graduate of Harvard Law
School, says he gained great experience
working with State Senate Democratic
leader Sander Levin.
"Out of that experience came a par-
ticular interest in educational
problems, since the 1969 session was
primarily devoted to trying to come up
with changes in the educational system
of our state."
THOUG HRALLS considers the
August 8 primary to be a much tougher
battle than a November campaign
against Milliken, he is confident the
people are in favor of seeing a new per-
son among the menagerie of
lawmakers in Lansing.
"The tired old faces in Lansing must
be replaced by new leadership," he


Locals' experimental
films shown here

Volume LxxxvII No. 1S
Saturday, March 25,.1978
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Four independent Ann Arbor based
women filmmakers presented their
films Wednesday evening as part of the
Ecumenical Campus Center's film
seeries. The Center, an international
church-funded organization, was
created to give foreign students a
meaningful introduction to the com-
"Live Lobster" was the entry of Peg
Dice, a story that travels from a set of
people dining on lobster at Ann Arbor's
Rubaiyat to Maine and a day with a lob-
ster fisherman. Dice's first film under
her film company Bodacious films,
about kayaking, was purchased by the
U.S. Coast Guard. Dice is interested in
producing outdoor educational films
and says she would be willing to
distribute other filmmakers work of the
same nature.
DICE SAYS that she hasn't
paid much attention to the
problems of being a woman in
filmmaking. "From the free-lance
point of view," she said, "if your stuff is
good enough. . . it doesn't. matter."
Dice said that due to her husband's job
being fixed in Ann Arbor she hasn't
tried to apply for any competitive
filmmaking positions.
The second woman, Saire Dequincey,
became interested in film through a
cinema course at the University. Her
first film, "Sup Forest," ran in the Ann
Arbor film festival.
Dequincey showed her latest enterprise
about her mother's childhood, called
"Gladys Garner." The movies is a
collage of still life photos from the
family album with narration by her
mother. "This is the kind of film you
can make in your living room,"
Dequincey said. She plans to enter
''Gladys Garner" in film festivals.

Dequincey is presently working on a
film set in the same rural setting as her
mother's, Carol, Michigan, called
"Lost-Indians of Indian Fields."
Nanice Chayet, a dance major at the
University, has one five minute film to
her credit called "Deja". She
choreographed a dance in the film. Her
interests are in the interplay between
the dancers and the camera.
"You take what the choreographer
uses plus you have the realm of film,"
she said. Chayet would like to work in a
hospital doing medical video.
UNIVERSITY FILM instructor Jean
Pearson's entry, "The Resurrection of
Machismo," reflects her interest in ex-
perimental films. Pearson said an ex-
perimental film is one in which the "in-
terpretation or meaning lies in the per-
son who is viewing the film."
Her movie further represented her
interest in the trends of the 1980s. She
says that because of the cyclical nature
of history the 80s will bring a return of
repressive violent elements such as the
Nazis or the violent elements in youth
like punk rock. She predicts a revival of
religion. Accordingly, "The Resurrec-
tion of Machismo" begins outside a
church and moves to an antique doll
hanging from a tree, then to a lifesize
doll lying as if dead on top of a
cemetery plot. The film intermixes
crucifixes with dead or maimed dolls,
and pictures of Hitler.
Mrs. Vincent de Roulet, daughter
of the late Joan Shipman Payson, is
president of the New York Mets. Her
two daughters, Whitney and Bebe,
work in the club's public relations

Robert Benton's


Benton (scriptwriter for Bonnie and Clyde) makes his directing debut with this
contemporary detective story. Art Carney as a retired'detective and Lily Tomlin
as his scattered client, fall into a tale that hinges on their working relationship
and swings wildly between madcap humor and sudden violence. ART CARNEY,



CINEMA GUILD 7,9:30,& 10:00


Camp Oakland, Handi. Mi: Will interview Mon.,
Mar. 27. Openings include camp counselors, water-
front (WSI), Health Director, underprivileged
Camp Hickory Ridge, Mi., Soc. Ser.: Will inter-
view Tues.. Mar. 28 9-5. Openings include unit coun-
selors, arts/crafts, nature, waterfront (WSI), nurse.
Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island, Mi.: Will in-
terview Wed., Mar. 29 9-5. Openings for all hotel-
restaurant type staff - waiters/waitresses, barten-
ders, house keeping, clerks, etc.
Camp Maplehurst, Mi. Coed: Will interview Wed.,
Mar. 29 1-5. Openings include waterfront (WSI),
riding (Eng-Western), sports and a nurse.
Camp Wise, Ohio, Soc. Wk.: Will interview Thurs.,
Mar. 30 10-4. Openings include waterfront (WSI),
nature. sports, drama, arts/crafts.
Camp Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, Mi.: Will in-
terview Thurs., Mar. 30 1-4. Openings include cabin
counselors. waterfront tWSI) cook.
Phone 763-4117
Iroquois Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI: A beautiful

place to spend the summer. Openings for
waiters/waitresses, porter, bartender,
housekeeping, manage bike shop, front desk clerk
Pick up apps. at Summer Placement.
Rimland Schools for Autistic Children, Ill.:
Openings for counselors for adolescents and young
adults. Complete details available.
Greenfield Village/Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI:
Openings for food attendants, security helpers, sales
clerks, ground maintenance, transportation atten-
dants and craft demonstrators. Further details
Greater Lansing Legal Aid Bureau, Lansing, MI:
Opening for student who has completed two years of
law school. Details available.
Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, MI: Excellent opening for
medical students who have completed sophomore or
junior year by this summer. Details available.
Forest Service, Southern Region: Positions are
GS-3, GS-4 and GS-5, GS-7 level. Complete details
available. Application deadline April 10.


The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at MLB 3
SATURDAY. March 25
(Werner Herzog, 1977) 7 & 9-MLB 3
Werner Herzog describes this film as a ballad. Released from jail, Stroszed "plays his piano with all
the focus that was missing in his dealings with the prison authorities -a lack of focus that will
make some sophisticates think him simpleminded when he is simply bereft . . . In a key scene
... a befriending doctor tells Stroszed that he doesn't know how to take care of himself, and then
shows him a premature baby who, like Stroszed, will be all right, given a little help. A master-
work." THE NEW YORKER. With Bruno S., Clemens Scheitz. In German, with subtitles, and


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