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Thursday, May 12, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

54 killed in Israeli copter crash

TEL AVIV (AP) - An Israeli
military helicopter crashed and
exploded in, the occupied West
Bank, killing all 54 servicemen
aboard in the nation's worst
air force disaster, officials an-
nounced yesterday.
The tragedy plunged the na-
tion into mourning and prompt-

ed politicians to suspend cam-
paigning for the May 24 elec-
tion.
The state radio said 10 crew
members and 44 passengers
were killed in the crash' that
occurred during madeuvers
Tuesday.
LT. GEN. Mordechai Gur, Is-
raeli chief of staff, told report

ers the aircraft carried para-
troopers and their officers. He
said that while the cause had
not been pinpointed, an inquiry
committee had ruled out the
possibility of foul play, such as
an attack by Palestinian guer-
rillas.
A paratrooper told the Israeli
armed forces radio he saw the

Flu serum to be stored

helicopter make a half-turn and
then disappear from sight.
"I heard an explosion fol-
lowed by several more smaller
explosions," he said.
ANNOUNCEMENT - of the
crash was delayed for 18 hours
to notify the soldiers' families.
Entertainment portions of a
Jerusalem celebration of the
10th anniversary of the 1967 war
were canceled, and the Israeli
cabinet met on receiving the
news.
Funerals for the 54 victims
were planned for today. A par-
liamentary session scheduled for
the same day was canceled.
The previous worst air force
disaster in Israel's history oc-
curred in November 1975 when
20 soldiers were killed in the
crash of a Hercules transport
plane into mountains in the Si-
nai Desert.

TUES Y'S ACCIDENT oc-
corred five miles west of the
Jordan 'iver, Gur said. He said
the helicopter plunged to the
grond after climbing a few
hundred feet. Wreckage was re-
portedly spread over a 20-yard
radius.
The crash occurred two weeks
after the military came under
fire in a state comptroller's re-
port of charges of being care-
less with its equipment. Asked
about possible negligence In
maintenance, Gur said it was
too early to determine the exact
cause of the crash.
Security forces sealed off the
area Wednesday morning as res-
cue teams picked through the
wreckage.
Israel announced a few days
ago it was planning to manu-
facture its own helicopters with-
in the next four years to replace
the American-made Sikorskys.

ATLANTA (AP) -- The na-
tion's supply of swine flue vac-
cine is a valuable resource and
it may be stockpiled for as long
as 10 years, the national Cen-
ter for Disease Control said yes-
terday.
.About 88 million doses, worth
$40 million, have been collected
by the states. Public health offi-
ciali are trying to determine
bow to store the vaccine, said
Dr. J. Donald Millar, director
of the CDC's Bureau of State
Services.
Final recommendations are
expected in about a month.
"SUCH VACCINE usually is
good for 18 months, but with
proper refrigeration it can be
kept for up to 10 years," Mil-
lar said in an interview.
The vaccine is part of the $135
EPA admits
proposing
tests on
Mexicans
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Environmental Protection Agen-
cy said yesterday that one of
its divisions proposed in 1975
to test a possible cancer-causing
fungicide on Mexicans, to bypass
its own ban on human testing
in the United States.
An EPA spokesperson said,
however, that the proposal was
turned down by Edwin Johnson,
who was then associate deputy
assistant administrator, heading
EPA's pesticide programs.
Responding to questions on the
subject, the spokesperson said
the proposal originated in the
pesticide program's Criteria and
Evaluation Division, then head-
ed by Leonard Axelrod, now de-
ceased.
It involved a group of fisn-
gus-killers called "EBDC" which
were known to cause cancer in
animals; such findings automati-
cally bring the chemicals under
suspicion as possible causes on
human cancer, until they can
be proven safe.
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million program voted by Con-
gress during the administration
of then-President Gerald Ford
and called "the tragedy of the
past year" by Health, Education
and Welfare Secretary Joseph
Califano.
Most of the vaccine is being
held by the states and the ques-
tion, Millar said, is: Who will
control it in the end?
"WE HAVE SUGGESTED two
alternatives," he said. "First,
central stockpiling, federally
managed. Second, each state
would stockpile it under their

management.
"There are advantages to the
central stockpiling plan because
it would beeasier to care for.
But if the states do it, it will
be easier to distribute in the
event of an emergency."
Millar said plans now are for
the vaccine to be used only in
case of another swine flue scare,
which appears unlikely.
Millar said the swine flue vac-
cine, if maintained under re-
frigeration, would. be effective
against a new flu virus as long
as it is closely related to A-Vic-
toria or A-New Jersey swine flu.

BOB BAGERIS Presents
AN EVENING WITH

JOAN BAEZ
6PECIAL GUEST STAR
DANNY O'KEEF
Tickets $5.50-6.50-7.50 Reserved Available at the
Masonic Temple Box Office, All Hudsons & Wards
A BAMBOO PRODUCTION
AAAIUCI FHIM CCI-CID
Thursday, May 12 MLB 3
EDGAR G. ULMER NIGHT
Nobody ever made good films faster or for less money than Edgar
Urmer. That Dimer could also communicate a strong visual style
and personality with his meager means so often available to him
is close to miraculous. Unike most "B-film" directors, imer
chose to make low budget films because, apart from economic
limits, he was free to do what he wanted. Here are three of his
classics, filmed with a passion and intensity you've never seen
before and may never see again.
DETOUR
Edor G. Ulmer, 1948) 7:00ONLY
Forget the plot (a musician is hitching to California to marry
his girl, only to become entangled in a web of fate), DETOUR
is an exercise in sustained perversity, a consistent demonstraton
of the absenee of free will. Tom Neal worms his way from night-
club to beanery to barren motel room, writhing to free himself,
only to ensnare himself still further. Ann Savage gives a per-
formance that defies conventional credibility: ugly, unpleasant,
a shrill, unmodulated embodiment of Yeat's dictum that only
the unexplainable is irresistable. "I adore DETOUR!"-Edgar
Ulmer.
RUTHLESS
(Edgar G. Ulmer, 1948) 8:30 ONLY
If ever a film were aptly titled, RUTHLESS.is! The story of a
man's savage struggle for success becomes a morality play and
a meditation on worldly goals, as seen through the camera of
Bert Glennon and the relentless direction of Ulmer. '"RUTHLESS
is a Citizen Kane in .minature."-Myron Meisel, The Boston
Phoenix. With Zachary Scott and Sidney Greenstreet.
THE NAKED DAWN
(Edar G. Ulmer, 1955) 10:30 ONLY
Francois Truffaut has zdknowledged that THE NAKED DAWN
was the-inspiration for his filrming JULES AND JIM. Both films
have to do with two friends in love with the same woman but
Ulmer's film, a semi-western, is more about fate and ensnare-
ment, ego and human nature, than a menage a tros. Along with
DETOUR, this is considered Ulmer's best film. With Arthur
Kennedy.

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