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Wednesday, July 23, 1975


Page Three

Wednesd|ay, July23,|195|THE|MIC'I.. DAL Pag T-e

'Jaws' eats up big
local film crowds
Here, as in every other city throughout the nation this
summer, thousands of people are waiting anxiously outside
movie houses-not thinking about relief from the heat and
the theater's cool insides-but wondering about the gore they
are about to see and the horror they expect to experience.
If you don't know what movie these scare-hungry hordes
are waiting to see, you have been, no doubt, spending the
past few months in upper Siberia.
THE FILM, of course, is this year's smash-hit thriller,
Mark Worden, former manager of the State Theater
where the film is locally showing, stated last week, "This
is a block-buster picture-it is doing better than the Sting
which ran for 13 weeks - . . It has set a record. No movie
has come even close to it" "Jaws, he said, "is doing 50
per cent better than any other movie we've ever run."
Worden's claims are not idle boasting. Lines for Jaws
consistently stretch a block, and on weekend nights con-
tinues around the corner and down another block.
WHILE - the waiting crowds have not proved unruly,
their numbers sometimes have created problems for ticket-
takers when the fans pour through to squeeze the conces-
sion counter.
Getting popcorn on a Wednesday afternoon, when the
theater drops its regular $2.50 ticket price to a buck, seems

SINCE THE FILM "Jaws" hit Ann Arbor, lines like this have been an every day occurence
at the State Theatre. The thriller, a major topic of conversation for several weeks, has report-
edly made some people wary of swimming in the local lakes.

Students organize fight
against fall tuition hike
By BILL TURQUE petitions protesting the hike. longed manner," Hunter con-
The Committee to Fight the Much of the evening's discus- tended.
Tuition Hike held a disjointed sign, attended by about 35 peo- SGC member Mary Hulick and
and inconclusive first meeting ple, grew from a basic philo- others countered that the com-
last night, characterized by sophical conflict between SYl' mittee should start by dealing
ideological squabbling and a 'nd RSB representatives as to exclusively with the six per cent
substantial lack of hard infor- the basic focus of the commit- hike, leaving the door open for
mation about last week's fee tee's efforts. SYL supporter other issues if and when the
increase. . Frank Hunter argued the com- movement gathers steam.
The committee - an ad hoc mittee should address itself to
coalition of student groups op- the broader political implica- WhIle Hulick admitted after
posed to the six per cent tui- tions of the fee hike by incor- the meeting that she agreed in
tion boost approved by the parating demands of no pro- principle of the SYL position,
Board of Regents last week _-gram cathacks or layoffs of un- she told the commsittee "a six
included representatives from ionized University employes into per cent hike isn't going to ap-
the Student Organizing Commit- the group's stance. pear very large, but it is totally
tee (SOC); the Revolutionary Hunter said the cotmittee's unfair-any atotaunt is outrage-
Student's Brigade (RSB), the plans were "doomed to failure" ous."
Graduate Employes Organiza- withoiut the support of the Uni-
tion (GEO), and the Spartacus rersity's wage earners. THE COMMITTEE seemed to
Youth League (SYL). be arguing in a factual vazitim.


"STUDENTS don't have the
THEY HAVE to date collected ower by themselves to hurt the
approxitnately 800 signatures on University in a serious or pro-
students embittered
over faR tuition increase

Friday's d e c i s i o n by the
Board of Regents to raise tui-
tion six per cent has left many
students with embittered atti-
tudes towards the University.
However, incoming freshper-
sons, while unhappy with the in-
crease, appear unwilling to back
a tuition strike.
"I WISH they would have told
us before this," said Doug
Franke, a freshman attending
orientation at Markley residence
hall. "I would have gone to
Michigan State."
But he admitted reluctance to
commit himself to support a tui-
tion strike, "This is my first
Year," he said,
This opinion was echoed by
another freshman, Bill Mischel.
"I know a lot of people who got
screwed over by strikes in high
HOWEVER, not all freshper-
sons are willing to sit back while
tuition goes up. "I might sup-

port a strike," said Tom Eis.
"This school has a. reputation
for making you pay the most for
the least"
Eis emphasized, "The tuition
hike is a pain in the ass, what
are they doing for the people on
financial aid?"
Long time students, while
equally disappointed, were more
receptive to the idea of a tuition
strike though most took a wait-
and-see stance.
"IF THERE were a clear set
of objectives which I felt -ad
a good chance of being accepted,
I wouild (support a strike), ' said
Bob Montgomery, a fifth-year
undergraduate. "I would not
support one just because they
raised my tuition."
He explained, "The tuition
h i k e prolongs dissatisfaction
withtthe University. In an in-
stitution like thin, the bureac-
racy will, just gobble up most
of the money."
See 'U', Page 7

Acting SGC President David
Mitchell, who chaired the meet-
ing, said he had not yet re-
ceived information about the
University's financial s t a t u s
promised the committee at last
we-k's Regents' meeting.
The request, made to Rienard
Kennedy, vice president for
state relations, included data
on alternatives to the .tuition
hike and a breakdown of the
1975-76 general operating fund,
Possible tactics, such as a
mass rally at the September
Regents' meeting and a tuition
strike, were given brief incon-
clusive discussion. The commit-
tee resolved only to meet next
Tuesday with additional infor-
mation on tuition hikes at cther
schools and attempt to obtan
support from other campus or-
ganizations and 1 a c a I labor
COMMITTEE member Irving
Freeman said after the meeting
he thought the basic issues were
"getting too bogged :down in
ideological garbage," but felt
the group still had some future
"I think we'll get something
going," Freeman said.
Mitchell said he felt -the in-
itial meeting was successful,
"considering that there are not
very many people in town."

Daily Photo by KtN IN.
Douglas Beltz, from the Ann Arbor Hypnosis Center, demon-
strates the six levels of hypnosis. 80 per cent -of those sus-
ceptible reach the medium range while the other 20 per cent
go into the deeper levels, according to Beltz.
Hy pnosis: Expensive
For $25 per hour session, the Ann Arbor Hypnosis Center claims
it will help a client lose weight, study better, stop smoking, or cure
almost any other habit one wishes to get rid of.
By heightening one's state of suggestability, center director
Douglas Beltz stated he has helped 70 per cent of his clients lose
weight, 61 per cent stop smoking, and 75-80 per cent study better.
THERE ARE two methods of achieving hypnosis. One is by
means of heightening one's emotional level and the other by relax-
ing the patient who then -"goes into a hypnoidal state where one
is more suggestible to what I say," according to Beltz.
"I have people sit Back in the chair; I talk about relaxation,
the conscious mind slows down, and the subconscious mind be-
comes open to suggestion so that c A' ideas can help them," ex-
plained Beltz.
"Hypnosis is regressive," said Beltz, explaining that one be-
comes "very relaxed, stops thinking logically or analytically, and
believes what is told to them." It is analogous to when one is a
child, he points out, "Young children don't have a logical mind
and are open to suggestion from people who are important to them."
See HYPNOSIS, Page 7

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