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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, December 10, 1977-Page 3

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Gimme shelter
Something's missing from the back of Bursley Hall. Residents out
North Campus way are wondering what happened to the blue, wooden bus
shelter, whose flier-festooned walls provided them with reading mate-
rial and shielded them from the raging elements while waiting for the
Bursley-Central Campus shuttle. It seems the shelter was removed
Tuesday by industrious University work crews who were making way for
a bigger, sleeker, plastic version. But all the snow has hindered plans to
lay foundations for the see-through shelter, says Building Director Tod
Hanson. If the weather doesn't warm up by Monday, Hanson says he'll
ask for the blue shack back. When last seen, the bus shelter was aboard a
flatbed truck, headed south on Huron Parkway.
Computers continued
Their wails resounded through the North Campus Computing Center.
At NUBS, they moaned and cursed. The Michigan Terminal System
(MTS) was still sick late yesterday after conking out Thursday morning.
And, not surprisingly, would-be engineers, computer scientists, and
statisticians were sweating over uncompleted computer programs and
unsympathetic profs. Even a part flown in from Chicago Thursday
couldn't resurrect MTS to life. Late yesterday afternoon, computing cen-
ter staffers were hoping some southern comfort, in the form of a hard-
ware part from Atlanta, would arrive by evening.
Weather warnings
Condition Red! Condition Yellow! Red Alert! Those are the weather
advisories local officials use to warn residents of snow conditions. But
come Wednesday, conditions will change because the Washtenaw County
Snow Emergency Council says the reds are too confusing. The new warn-
ings are condition traveller's advisory, condition yellow and condition
red. Depending on what your condition is, the traveller's advisory means
drivers should use caution - yellow means drivers should venture out
only in emergencies and red is when they call in the National Guard.
Sawmill bites the dust
A sawmill used by the School of Natural Resources to train students
in logging and milling operations burned down yesterday morning. Foot-
prints and tire tracks were discovered near the site of the gutted building
in Stinchfield Woods near Dexter, and SNR officials say the possibility of
arson hasn't been ruled out. Dexter fire officials are investigating the
cause of the blaze that destroyed the 9,000 square foot sawmill, built in
1940.
"
Happenings.*.
... use up a minimum amount of energy today over at St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division, where the Ann Arbor Ecology Center
is conducting a "Home Heat Conservation Workshop" from 9:00 to noon
the rest of the day, keep warm.
"
On the outside . .
"This is winter," our weatherperson says. Who are we to argue when
the high will be a lowly 13, the skies will be cloudy and the snow will be;
scattered. Alas, the low will touch the deep-freeze depths beyond zero
today when it hits -3. Long live long-johns.
U.S., Mexico
swap prisoners

One-acts provocative & unusual

By MARK BEYER
T o WIND UP 1977, the Back Alley
Players and the Actors Ensemble
are presenting Three One-Act Plays.
The shows offers uncommon theatrical
styles, moods, and characters. Al-
though "Job Security," "The Indian
Wants The Bronx," and "The Toilet',,
Three One-Act Plays
Schorling Auditorium, SEB.
December 7,8, 9and 10 -8:00 p.m.
"Job Security"
By Martie Charles
Ella ......................Kayjona Jackson
The teachers..... Fran Washington, Marva Bartell,
Billie Scott, Babette Wilson
Ron "OJ" Parson, Director.
Back Alley Players, Producers
*s* *
"The Indian Wants the Bronx"
By Israel Horovitz
Gupta ........................ Thomas Greene
Joey............................B. David Green
Murphy... ..... .................... Tom Stack
Daniel Kanter, Director
The Actor's Ensemble, Producers
"The Toilet"
By LeRoi Jones
Foots... ..................... Ron Parsons
Farell........... ............David Farell
David Grier, Director
Back Alley Players, Producers

have their uneven spots, they are pro-
vocative and entertaining.
Ella; (Kayjona Jackson), is trapped
in a bureaucraticly corrupt inner city
high school in "Job Security." A rebelli-
ous young black woman, Ella is driven
toward the brink of insanity by her
abusive and apparently ignorant teach-
ers.
Jackson, in her first performance
with the black, male Back Alley Play-
ers, portrayed the tormented Ella with
great realism. During a tantrum she
had, and when she stood meekly in her
pretty white dress, smiling coyly and
offering lethal bon-bons to her teachers,'
she was especially believable.
The final scene has Ella's teachers
eating pieces of poisonous candy. As
they writhe and retch to their deaths,
Ella stands singing proudly to the audi-
ence the song so well known to school
children, "My eyes have seen the Glory
of the burning of the school."
The stage is dominated by an eerie
New York City phone booth as the
second play begins. Grupta, (Thomas
Greene), one of the three characters in
"The Indian Wants the Bronx," is
standing alone by a bus stop. The only
light comes from the phone booth.
Murphy and Joey, (Tom Stack and B.
David Green), enter singing "Baby,
You Don't Care." As the thiree wait for

the bus, they pass the time and their
characters develop.
As 'the two New York street people
feel sorry for themselves and about
their position in the ghetto, they play
violent games and rough up the East-
Indian Grupta.
Grupta, who is lost in the city, speaks
no English and although he tries very
hard he, cannot answer their ques-
tions. Greene does his part well and is
amazingly convincable in his role.
Joey, the fidgity New York Jew, is
portrayed effectively by Green. He
starts out a little nervous and jumpy
but quickly gains control and becomes
a young man who doesn't know whether
to kill or to cry - and can't do either.
Stack's tough guy Murphy is a gem of
infantile brutality mixed with macho
bravado. His body control looks great
on stage as he saunters about looking
for a few kicks.
"The Toilet" takes place in a shabby
men's room, possibly in the same
school that was the setting for the first
play. Foots (Ron Parsons), a young
black high school student, has received
a love letter from a white homosexual,
Donald Farell.
Foots' friends are all crowded into the
small lavatory to see him beat up
Farell. With eleven people on stage, the
story is somewhat lost. It is evident,

however, by the end that peer pressure,
not desire, has set the course of action.
David Grier's performance as Big-
shot, a peacock proud bully and the
wonderful comic relief provided by
Reginald Cathey's Willie Love are both
memorable highlights.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LXXXVIII, No. 77
Saturday, December 10.11977
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HIGH MAGNIFICATION
WASHINGTON (AP) - A million
books stored on a single sheet of
paper? A movie of uranium atoms in
motion? Both are possible with the
new electron microscope which can
magnify an object (or reduce it) 20
million times.
The best optical microscopes, lim-
ited by the wavelengths of light, mag-
nify no more than 2,000 times and the
implications of the new microscope
are enormous, says National Geogra-
phic.
The microscope will enable biol-
ogists to spot normal cells changing
into cancerous cells and to identify
genes that cause hereditary diseases.
Perhaps the most unexpected
benefit of the electron microscope is
demagnifying, says Geographic. The
tiny silicon wafers which contain
intricate circuits for high-speed com-
puters can be produced on a large
scale; then ultra-miniaturized by
photography through the microscope
in reverse, the magazine says.

Ballet play Power
By PAULA HUNTER
T HE ANN ARBOR Civic Ballet will bring their highly successful and
elaborate production of Snow White and the Seven Woodsmen to Power
Center this Sunday, December 11. Area dance enthusiasts can experience
the full ballet either at the matinee or evening performance.
Members of the troupe have been rehearsing Snow White since early
fall. The work features more than thirty dancers, and was choreographed by
Dom Orejudos, assistant director and resident choreographer of the Illinois
Ballet Company. This ballet relies heavily on dramatic story-telling; and the
dancers must be technically secure as well as strong in the areas of pan-
tomime and character dancing. Audiences can expect to witness all the
standard elements of a major ballet.
The special effects are particularly important to the success of Snow,
White. Mrs. Clarence Bissell, costumer, has created many unusual masks
and head pieces for the evil members of 4he cast, as well as all varieties of
monsters.
Although the ballet is particularly suited to children, anyone would en-
joy this Christmas program as a welcome alternative to The Nutcracker.

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like

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Sixty-one
American prisoners, shouting with
happiness, left here yesterday
aboard a chartered jetliner for San
Diego, Calif., in the first phase of an
historic prisoner exchange program
between Mexico and the United
States.
The American men and women,
most of them convicted on drug
charges, boarded the plane after 36
Mexican prisoners taken from U.S.
jails disembarked from the craft and
were transported by bus to Mexico
City jails.
An 18-month-old girl, born in prison
to an American mother, frolicked
among the prisoners and guards as
she waited to begin the journey.
SOME 550 police officers armed
with automatic rifles were stationed
at the airport hanggr where the
prisoners were held before going to
the plane. Two police helicopters
hovered overhead.
"This is not a fiesta," said Juan
Alberto Antolin, director of the Santa
Marta men's prison in Mexico City.
"These are prisoners - drug smug-
glers and poisoners of the public who
are going to another prison."
U.S. Ambassador Patrick Lucey
nd Mexican Attorney General Oscar
lres Sanchez supervised the trans-
er of 35 American men and 26
omen to the chartered Texas Inter-
ational DC9. The plane picked up
he Mexican convicts in Houston,
exas, and San Diego before coming
o Mexico City.
The Americans, first of 234 held in
exican jails who are eligible for
ransfer under the program, were
lown to San Diego's Metropolitan
orrectional Institution for process-
g.

Mexican authorities said a total of
572 Americans are in Mexican jails,
90 per cent of them convicted or
awaiting trial on charges involving
possession of marijuana, cocaine or
heroin.
THE WOMEN, dressed in white-
trimmed red jackets and blue pants,
laughed, shouted and waved as they
arrived at the airport.
A few moments later the male
prisoners, dressed in short-sleeved
jump suits provided by the U.S.
government, entered the hangar
from a heavily guarded bus.
A Mexican official stood at a mic-
rophone shouting out names and the
prisoners stepped forward where
police and immigration officials at
the boarding ramp checked identifi-
cation records and handed the pris-
soners an envelope.
In the envelope was a note, written
in Spanish, saying, "In agreement
with the exchange of prisoners
treaty, you are permitted to leave the
country, having finished in Mexico
the sentence you received for crimes
committed in national territory."
SPECIAL SHOW
BOSTON (AP) - A special exhibit
called "Prints Of The 1970s" is being
held at the Museum of Fine Arts
through Dec. 4.
The museum says the show "will
offer new insights into the recent
graphic art olf 35 contemporary
printmakers, whose styles range
from realism to abstraction."
Among the artists included-in the
exhibition are Jim Dine, Jasper
Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Claes
Oldenburg and Robert Rauschen-
berg.

Cherr-o
Huskies '
LANSING (UPI) - Washing-
ton Gov. Dixie Lee Ray has
wagered a bushel of apples - her
state's leading' agricultural
product - that the University of
Washington Huskies will defeat
Michigan's Wolverine's Jan. 2 in
the Rose Bowl.
Michigan Gov. William Milli-
ken, notified of the bet by a phone
call from Gov. Ray, countered
yesterday by putting up a lug of
tart cherries.
"This friendly wager demon-
strates the confidence we in
Michigan have in the Wolverines,
whoever they may be pitted
against," Milliken quipped.
THE WOLVERINES are two
touchdown favorites against the
Huskies, and Milliken said he
could have safely wagered other
crops in which Michigan leads
the nation besides tart cherries,
such as blueberries, dry beans or
cucumbers for pickles.
"But this year, Michigan's
finest export is the University of
Michigan football team," Milli-
ken said. "I am confident that the
team will enhance Michigan's
reputation as the leading export
state in the nation."
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and VESTS
NOW 50% OFF
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Aid halt
threatened
by HEW
(Continued from Page 1)
HEW IDENTIFIED the schools as
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.;
Windsor University, Los Angeles,
Calif.; Seminary of St. Vincent De
Padl, Boynton Beach, Fla.; New
Orleans Baptist Theological Semi-
nary, New Orleans, La.; Hellenic
College - Holy Cross, Brookline,
Mass.; St. Mary's Seminary College,
Perryville, Mo.; George Mercer Jr.
Meiorial School of Theology, Gar-
den City, N.Y.; Holy Trinity Ortho-
dox Seminary, Jordanville, N.Y.;
Taylor Business Institute, New York
City; Southeastern Baptist Theologi-
cal Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.;
Academy of the New Church, Bryn
Athyn, Pa., and Grove City College,.
Grove City, Pa.
Despite the deferral of any new
subsidies approved after Jan. 8, none
of the school systems and colleges is
in immediate danger of losing exist-
ing federal aid. Administration en-
forcement proceedings can take a
year or more.
Oscar Wilde, British author-
playwright, was born in Ireland in 1856.

CANTERBURY HOUSE presents
A CQUES BREL IS AI1VE AND WELL
AND LWVIQAI P.RS'
a new kind of musical play
Saturday, December t0
TONIGHT, at 8 p.m. in the
PENDELTON ROOM on the second floor
of the Michigan Union.
STi cketsavailable at the door, ALL SEATS $2

the too arbor film cooperative
TONIGHT! Saturday, December 10
THE PRODUCERS
(Mel Brooks, 1968) 7& 10:15-MLB3
ZERO MOSTEL plays the producer. When his accountant (GENE WILDER) shows him how producing
a Broadway flop can make more money than a hit, he buys a horrible, hilarious musical called
"Springtime for Hitier" One of the funniest movies in recent years, it was Mel Brooks' first movie
and one of his best. "Pure lunacy ... uproariously funny!"-TIME. Academy Award, Best Original
Screenplay.
THE TWELVE CHAIRS
(Mel Brooks, 1971) 8:35 only-MLB 3
Mel Brooks has directed this classic Russian comedy in his usual zany, fast-paced fashion. A dying
woman confesses separately to her son-in-law and the village priest that she sewed valuable jewelry
into one of the twelve dining-room chairs before fleeing from the palace during the Revolution.
This set" off an outrageous chase as one person after another learns the secret and dashes
across Mother Russia in search of treasure. "THE TWELVE CHAIRS is a complete'joy! Mel Brooks is a
major delight in a hilarious role"-Judith Crist. With RON MOODY, DOM DELUISE, FRANK LANGELLA,
and MEL "FUN" BROO $S.
I SINGLE ADMISSION,$1.50 DOUBLE FEATURE $2.50

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