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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 1, 1977-Page 3

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You mey have thought the fellow prying bricks up out of the street in
the photograph on yesterday's front page was Bill DeBrook, owner of
the Downtown Club on N. Fourth Avenue. 'So did we: Unfortunately, it
turns out his name is Sam Jones, and he's a volunteer brick-pryer.
Since he refuses to change his name, we'll just say we're sorry.
Panty radio
WCBN, the University-owned and student-operated FM radio
statioh that broadcasts out of a closet in the basement of the Student
Activities Building, has switched frequencies while you weren't
listening. As of midnight last night, they're beaming out deadly elec-
tromagnetic waves at 88.3 megahertz instead of their familiar old 89.5
(To be blunt about the whole thing, they're being pushed off the
frequency by WEMU, the Eastern Michigan University station, which
wants to increase its power and nab some extra federal bucks.) Ah,
well, little grasshoppers, all life is Change.
Happenings ....
begin at Michigan Stadium today as the mighty Wolverines
chew the pants off of Texas A&M. The game begins at 1:30, sports
fans ... much later, at 8 p.m., you'll have a number of options.. . at
Power Center, Word of God will be presenting "Lighthouse" in concert
.. and pianist Maria Meirelles performs part VII of the Complete Set
of Beethoven Sonatas for Piano at Rackham Aud.... saxophonist
Sonny Rollins will tootle for you in the Union Ballroom, courtesy of
Eclipse Jazz ... then, at 8:30, Eugene O'Donnell and Mick Moloney
will be fiddling and singing in their own Irish way at the Ark.. . and
.,. all day today (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) you can see on a small scale what
you missed on a big scale this summer-an art fair. The Fall Art Fair
will take pl-ace behind Community High, opposite Farmer's
Market ... the "Actors Ensemble" will hold auditions from 6-10 p.m.
in the Union, room 4203 ... and prominent Republicans including
Congressman Carl Pursell and City Council member Louis Belcher
will be present at a beer bash "before, during and after" the football
game, at a location marked with signs from the Stadium.
I only have eyes for you
They say the best gift you can give is yourself. And fading beauty
Elizabeth Taylor decided last month to do exactly that-she has for-
mally donated her eyes to the International Eye Foundation. In mid-
September, while serving as honorary chairperson of the
organization's annual "Eye Ball", Taylor handed a note to foun-
dation director John King giving written permission for her peepers to
be deposited in the eye bank after her death. Her husband, John War-
ner, donated his eyes as well. Here's looking at you, kids.
On the outside ...
A good day to ponder weak and weary, since midnight will be quite
dreary. Look for a cloudy football afternoon, marked by occasional,
showers and a high of 65. Tomorrow the rain should stop rapping on
your chamber door, but the clouds and cool weather will remain-ex-
pect a high of about 60. Thus quoth the Raven.
Foes of dereguktion

Buhr facility is taken over by 'U'

The University has formally taken
possession of the vacant Buhr Ma-
chine Tool Building on Greene Street
near the stadium from the Bendix
Corp., which closed the plant last
spring, University and company
spokesmen announced yesterday.
The University paid Bendix
$480,000 for the 83,901 square foot
facility Thursday, although the build-
ing has an assessed value of $890,000.
A Bendix spokesman said the com-
pany was writing off the difference
as a gift.
"WE LIKE to think of ourselves as
a good corporate citizen," said
Bendix spokesman David Taylor.
"Because we were dealing with the
University, we had an added incen-
tive" to make the donation, he added.
In April, University Vice-President
James Brinkerhoff announced the
University was negotiating with Ben-
dix about buying the, plant.
"The first use (for the building)
would be to house the office and
warehouse distribution functions for
the U-M Press," Brinkerhoff said at
the time.
BRINKERHOFF indicated t h e
structure would also be used to store
library materials.
The Buhr plant is located on a 3.3
acre lot at 839 Greene Street. Parts of
the building date back to the 1920s.
Bendix bought Buhr, which manufac-
tures machine tools, in 1969, accord-
ing to Taylor.
In June, 1976, the corporation
announced plans to close the Buhr
plant and merge its operations with
another Bendix subsidiary, the Mich-
igan Special Machine Co. of Warren,
Michigan. The 130 production work-
ers at Buhr were offered jobs at the,
Warren plant, Taylor said.
In October, 1976, Bendix combined
Buhr and the Michigan Special
Machine Co. to form the Bendix
Machine Tool Corp., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Bendix, Taylor added.

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
THE VACANT BUHR Machine Tool facility on Greene Street changed hands this week, as the University purchased the plant
from the Bendix Corp. Bendix shut down the factory's operations last spring.
Bursley plans escorts


"Women helping women" is the
idea behind an escort service now
being organized at Bursley Hall to
combat the threat of rape and assault
on campus, a dorm spokeswoman
said yesterday.
"The main emphasis is on secur-
ity," said Sandy Williams, Bursley
resident adivser (RA). Concern
about safety on campus brought a
group of Bursley residents together
Tuesday to begin planning for a
volunteer escort program.
UNDER CURRENT plans, groups
of dorm residents will walk along
commonly used campus routes,

Have no fear---ight

headed by specially trained group been underway for some time,
leaders. according to Resident Director Sue.
Group leaders will sign up on a McGee. "Three or four people came
chalkboard in the Bursley lobby a up with the idea at staff orientation,"
half hour before walking any place on she said.
campus. Residents wishing to ac- "WE ARE NOT into men protect-
company them will be asked to put a ing women, but rather women de-
slash mark by the leader's name as a pending on each other," McGee
guide to the group's size. explained. "But we are into making
Those volunteering to be group Bursley a safe place to be."
leaders will go through a screening The service could begin operation
process and a two-hour training pro- between a week and a month from
gram. The training program will now, according to people involved in
cover what to do in case of an attack, the program.
preventive measures and the sociol- Bursley officials sent out a ques
ogy of rape. tionnaire asking residents about
ACCORDING TO Williams and convenient times and routes.
fellow RA Mike Beffel, Tuesday's Funding for the system has not yet
meeting was attended by equal been obtained, although planners
number of men and women. hope to get money from the dorm
"Men and women alike want to government. The planners also hope
stop (attacks on women.) It's a to raise money for the program by
problem everybody is concerned selling hand-held self-defense sirens,
with," Beffel said. of the type small boats use as fog
Planning for the escort system has horns.
ge *eeee@e ee---weeeeeseeeeeee....
* ISABELLE ADJANI gives a brilliant performance as Adele Hugo, daughter of
! Victor Hugo, whose obsession for a British officer brings her tragedy.
! Truffaut's continuing interest in passion and romanticism achieves its
* fullest expression in this film. "Makes us see both the madness and
* grandeur of the passion."-Vincent Canby.

lose round
(Continued from Page 1)
chairman of the Senate Energy Com-
mittee, said it appeared the deregula-
tion forces have a slight margin and
urged, "Let's get on with the people's
business forum, the conference be-
tween the House and Senate."
METZENBAUM and Abourezk had
blocked a vote on extending the federal
debt ceiling. Without the extension the
federal government would eventually
have been unable to honor checks or
pay its employes.
But after yesterday's natural gas
vote, the two senators allowed the debt
ceiling extension to pass. It differs from
a House measure so must go back to the
House for further action.
As a result, the ceiling authority ex-
pired at midnight yesterday, forcing
Treasury "Department officials to use
stopgap measures for several days to
keep the government financially afloat.
EXPLAINING the reversal in tac-
tics, Metzenbaum said, "We wanted to
keep the issue simple, just on natural
"We didn't want to bring in the issue
of whether federal employes and bills
will get paid so we withdrew our ob-
, In an earlier vote on the same motion
this week, the Senate refused to set
aside the deregulation plan sponsored
by Sens. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.) and
James Pearson (R-Kan.) The vote the
first time was 52-46.
IN THE INTERIM, the administra-
tion picked up two votes from Demo-
cratic Sens. Gary Hart of Colorado and
John Sparkman of Alabama.

in Senate
But, said Bumpers, "The' vote we
took on Friday is almost identical to the
vote we took the other day ... The
spread is still the same.
"I have no reason to believe the peo-
ple on the other side are any less intran-
sigent now than they were last week."
THE VOTE caught some senators off
guard because Byrd had just made a
lengthy and unsuccessful attempt to
bring the question to a vote.
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Saturday, October 1.1977
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Owl'w*il r
t ja3ej fromP age 1)
arvademicf r~I tarnents p1~4 ,,,part .q~
the administration's decision to rein-
state the "Night Owl" program. Oxford
residents, who live in the South Univer-
sity and Oxford St. area, urged the
University -to begin the "Night Owl"
service last year after two residents
were raped while walking home from
central campus..
Oxford residents "thought we had a
fight on our hands" to get the service

tae again
back, acco tiag-' tq ',~vsian Coop
Resident Director Jane Sevlsd. h
Hearing the news Thursday, she
said: "We were all very surprised that
all we had to do was state our reasons
for wanting thebus and they (the ad-
ministration) respected that."
The letter, signed by Oxford staff and
presented to Fleming by acting
Housing Director Bob Hughes, stressed
the need to insure the safety of Oxford's
female residents.

" 7


the ann arbor film cooperative
(Mel Brooks, 1976) 7, 8:40, 10:15-MLB 3
MEL BROOKS, along with WOODY ALLEN, is an unsurpassed comedic genius, and amazingly he keeps
topping himself. Mel (Brooks) Funn, a reformed alcoholic movie director on the comeback trail,
MARTY (FELDMAN) Eggs, and DOM (DELUISE) Bell convince producer Sid Caesar to finance a silent
comedy with big-nmoe stars (Paul Newman. Lizo Minelli, Burt Reynolds. et al.) Brilliant, brilliant
visual gags. A film sa rich in zaniness and invention it would make live movie, by anyone else.
"Brooks is one of our, few authentic mad comic poets, and his daring to make a movie without
spoken dialogue is an audaciously creative act ..."Jack Kroll, NEWSWEEK.


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