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Frederico Felilini's 1974

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1f" JSEE NEwS H~APPEN C y i5t04
Heat wave
As the more studious among us prob'ably already know, a bit of the
tropics has recently come to Ann Arbor. Or, to be more specific, the
Undergraduate Library. Lately, sweltering temperatures have had
students literally sweating out their midterms and cursing the heating
system. Surprisingly though, the problem lies not with the heating
system but with the air conditioning. Apparently, University main-
tenance men have been running tests to find out what's wrong with the
air conditioning system. It seems this requires that the heating system
be turned up full blast. When will the heat wave end? Though the
maintenance folks will cut out the monkey business this weekend,
they'll have to tinker around some more next week. If some ordered
parts arrive on schedule, things may cool down late next week. Until
then, just bring your sweat band along with your calculator.
Imagine my surprise
Patrick Engel, an unassuming LSA junior, emerged from the men's
room on the second floor of the Modern Languages Building yesterday
- afternoon with an astonished expression. "I'm flabbergasted," he
gasped, "I didn't know until ... "'his voice trailed off as Gerald Ford
walled out into the hall, down the stairs and out of Ann Arbor for the
are as sparse as leaves on trees these days . . . however there
will bean all-day conference at Crisler Arena entitled "Waterworks I"
for all you old salts who want to bone up on marine education... then
at 11, there will be a conference on curriculum in the Women's Studies
Program in MLB Lecture Room 1 ... our boys will line up against
those wild cats of Northwestern at 1 out at Michigan Stadium.. .and
then at.6, radio station WUOM will kick off a 29-hour marathon of live
music performances, special guest interviews and other assorted
goodies in an attempt to raise some $60,000 in listener contributions
... that's all, folks.
Vintage love
_when Sidney Bushby of London was ordered by an appeals court to
leave the'home of his mistress, it sounded much like any other case of
young love gone sour. "L used to love him, but then he went so wild,"
his mistress complained. "It's the men she's been going out with. She's
been listening too much to other people," crabbed Bushby. One-might
be inclined to view this as pretty commonplace stuff, a garden variety
soap opera plot. Except for one thing. Sidney, the heady young swain,
is a retired pub keeper of 80. His allegedly two-timing woman, Vera Hill,
is 81. And the pair have been living in sin since 1966. Apparently, theiir
romance began to flounder when Sidney began tippling in excess. Sin-
ce then, Vera says, "He's been terrible.He breaks everything and he's
got an awful temper. Now we sleep in separate rooms.' Pretty bitter
medicine, Vera, ut then, mile menopause is a tough thing to deal
On the outside...
Considering some of the exceedingly sloppy football Saturdays
we've endured of late, we should welcome today with a blast of tram-
pets and a hearty cheer. Not, mind you, that you'll be bathed in golden
sunshine today nor will you be able to bask in balmy temperatures.
No, we'll have a solid meat-and-potatoes Ann Arbor day. Partly cloudy
with a high of about 550. Amen.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, November 5, 1977-Page 3
Husband killer found
innocent on grounds
of temporary insanity
LANSING (UPI)-It is not yet clear her taken there directly by police of-
whether women have won new rights in ficers.
resisting domestic violence, but one Pending that ruling, she spent Thur-
thing is certain: Francine Hughes, in- sday night in the Ingham County
nocent by reason of insanity in the torch Jail-her home for the past eight mon-
slaying of her ex-husband, has spent ths.
her last night behind bars. THE JURY, of 10 women and two men
Mrs. Hughes burst into happy tears took 5 hours to reach its decision.
Thursday night as jury foreman Jeffrey Whether or not the verdict is a
Hill announced the verdict that will precedent-setting one in the area of
reunite her with her four children by wife beating may not be known for
Christmas. some time.
THE CHILDREN, ranging in age Feminists, including members of the
from six to 12, cried and kissed each National Organization for Women, had
other, then raced to their mother. hoped for a clear-cut acquittal by
Happy tears, aren't they?" Mrs. , reason of self defense. The fact that
Hughes said, hugging 12-year-old Mrs. Hughes was freed because of tem-
Christy. porary insanity puts into question the
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'You have a situation here of a mentally
ill, - mentally deranged, brain damaged
man and if that's the typical husband in a
wife beating situation, then you ye got a
typical case for precedent. But if it isn't,
perhaps it doesn't stand for quite what the
various causes think it might.'

Fellini's beautiful reminiscence of his youth in a small town in
fascist Italy combines the concerns of his early neo-realistic comedies
with the fantastic visual style of his later films. One of his most loving
and imaginative films, it. won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film
in 1974. "It's my life and also what I'VE invented."'-Fellini.
SUN: Fellini's La Strada


Cinema Guild

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(David Lean, 1962) 6:30 & 10--MLS 3
This bol, compelling biography of a British soldier-of-fortune who goes off
to become aleader -of Arab tribesmen during WWd stars PETER O'TOOLE.
Expansive, picturesque, and electrifying. LIFE called it "the most visually
stunning film ever made." With OMAR SHARIF, ALEC GUINESS, ANTHONY
QUINN. Cinemascope. ADMISSION $ 1(50
The AAFC is accepting new members. Stop by one of our showings
for an application.


County Circuit Court
Judge Ray Hotchkiss

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Mrs. Hughes never denied that she
started the blaze that killed her ex-
husband, James. But she claimed that
Hughes, through 13 years of beatings
and threats, finally forced her to fight
back by driving her into a moment of
temporary insanity.
THE HUGHES couple was divorced
in 1971 but at the request of his mother,
they resumed living together when he
was seriously injured in an auto ac-
cident. Mrs. Hughes testified that she
felt obligated to nurse him back to
health, since he was the father of her
Hughes' relatives sat quietly when
the verdict was read, some with tear-
filled eyes. A family friend; Rice
Spauer, said bitterly the verdict
'means open season on men."
Prosecutor Martin Palus said he was
convinced "justice has been done" and
will not appeal the verdict.
Hughes will not be set free until she
clears a psychiatric examination.
Ingham County Circuit Court Judge
Ray C. Hotchkiss delayed until this af-
ternoon a decision on whether to allow
her to go voluntarily to psychiatrists at
the state Forensic Center or to have

longterm significance of the decision.
HOTCHKISS called the verdict "a
fair one", but doubted it would
establish a wide-ranging precedent
because most abused wives probably
are not battered to the extent Mrs.
Hughes was.
"I think as far as the legal question is
concerned, it takes several years to
determine if it's a good solid
precedent," he said.
"You have a situation here of a inen-
tally ill, mentally deranged, brain
damaged man and if that's the typical
husband in a wife beating situation,
then you've got a typical case for
precedent. But if it isn't, perhaps it
doesn't stand for quite what the various
causes think it might."
HUGHES; known to local police as a
chronic troublemaker, had burned her
schoolbooks, beat, threatened and
smeared food on her and then forced
her to have intercourse with him the
day he died.
"I think that the jury realized that a
woman in this case, that endured
something I think was beyond human
endurance, should not be held respon
sible for this particular situation," said
defense attorney Aryon Greydanus.

Saturday, November 5
Director-CLAUDE LE LOUCHE (1966)
The story of a race car driver and a script girl, both wid-
owed, who meet through their children and fall in love.
Won many awards including Academy Award for Best For-
eign Film, the Cannes Film Festival Award, and the Golden
Globe Award. Beautiful photography and gorgeous sound-
with subtitles.
78 9p.m. $1.50

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Saturday. November 5, 1977
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