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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, February 15, 1981-Page 3

Ann Arbor Film Co-op - The Sandglass, 2 p.m., A Woman's Decision, 4
p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema Guild -101 Dalmations, 7,9 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Cinema Two - Don Giovanni, 2, 8p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
Mediatrics - The Sound of Music, 2 p.m., MLB Aud. 4.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - 11th Annual 8mm Film Festival, 7, 9 p.m., SEB
Schorling Aud.
Housing Division - The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 10 p.m.,
Alice Lloyd Blue Carpet Lounge.
PTP - "I Can't Hear the Birds Singing," 8 p.m., Power Center.
University Musical Society - "Judas Maccabaeus," 2 p.m., Hill Aud.
Dratman Theater Co. . "Curse of the Starving Class," 4, 8 p.m., SEB
Schorling Aud.
Ark - "Eclectricity," Bob Lucas, Bill Schwartz, Miriam Strum, 8 p.m.,
1421 Hill.
Canterbury Loft - "Happy Days," 8 p.m., 332 S. State.
Hillel - Hebrew musicians, 8 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Residential College - Chamber music concert, 8 p.m., RF Aud.
School of Music - Concert band and chamber winds concert, 8 p.m., Hill
Pioneer High School - "Kismet," 3 p.m., Pioneer High School, Schreiber
ECKANKAR - ECK-Ynari class, 2 p.m., 302 E. liberty.
Karna Thegsum Choling - discussion of Buddhist texts, 4 p.m., 734 Foun-
Undergraduate Women's Group - Piazza dinner, 6 p.m., Alice Lloyd Red
Carpet Lounge.
Exhibit Museum Planetarium - "Cosmos: The Voyage to the Stars,"
:30, 2:45, 4p.m., Planetarium.
Hillel - Israeli folkdancing,"noon, 1429 Hill.
UAC - Fashion Show, 3:30 p.m., Michigan Union Anderson Room.
Michigan Theatre - "Byways of France," 3 p.m., 603 E. Liberty.
Housing Division - Susan Fowler, "Blacks in TV," 4:30 p.m., Couzens
Hillel - Deli dinner, 6 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Housing Division - Jemadari Kamari, "Free at Last?," 6:30 p.m., Baits
Eaton Lounge.
WCBN - "Benefit Bash," 8 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op - Murder, 7, 10:20 p.m., Number 17, 8:40 p.m., Lor-
ch Hall Aud.
Women's Studies - How We Got the Vote, Women in Sports: An Informal
History, Women in Defense, 7 p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
East Quad - Living the Good Life, New Alchemists, City Farmstead, 9
p.m., Room 126 East Quad.
Resource Policy and Management - Bradley Cross, "Colombia and the
Peace Corps," noon, 2032 Dana Bldg.
School of Architecture - Gunnar Birkerts, "Design Philosophy," noon,
AAB Aud.
Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies - Ihsan Bagby, "The
Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Computing Center - "How to Use the Ontel Terminal," 1 p.m., NUBS On-
tel Terminal Room.
Department of Chemistry - Lawrence Lohr, "Electronegativity and the
Chemical Bonding of the Heavy Elements," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Department of Anatomy - Pamela Jones, "Original of Retinal Neurons in
Fish," 4 p.m., 5732 Med. Sci. II.
' Cross Currents - Christine Balough, "Discovering Authentic Techniques:
The Painting and Glazing of Hungarian Folk Pottery," 4 p.m., Ann Arbor
Art Association.,
Housing Division - Jon Lockard, "Blacks in Brazil," 7:30 p.m., Mosher-
Jordan Nikki Giovanni Lounge.
Energy Studies - John Clark, "Current Prospects in Solar Energy," 4
p.m., 2065 Administration Bldg.
Medical Center - Lo Wilson, M.D., and Wu Min, M.D. (People's Republic

of China), "History of Genetics in China," 4 p.m., Room 4705 Med. Sci. II.
Gendeer Studies - Kathryn March, "Women's Weaving and Men's
Literacy Among the Tamangs of Nepal," 8 p.m., Rackham W. Conference
South and South East Asian Studies - Peter Woodrow, "The Kumpuchean
Emergency, Then and Now," 3 p.m., Lane Hall Commons.
Medical Center Bible Study - Meeting, 12:15 p.m., W5603 Main Hospital
Nuclear Medicine Conference Room.
SACUA - Meeting, 1:15 p.m., Rackham W. Alcove.
Michigan Journal of Economics - Meeting, 4 p.m., 302 Econ. Bldg.
Senate Assembly - Meeting, 4:15 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Continuing Education of Women - discussion on computer science oc-
cupations, 6 p.m., 328 Thompson.
Michigan Community Theatre Foundation - Meeting for potential theatre
tenants, 7 p.m., 603 E. Liberty.
Christian Science Organization - Meeting, 7:15 p.m., 3909 Michigan
Red Cross - Faculty/Staff blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Michigan League
International Folk Dancing Club - Beginning teaching, 7 p.m., 3003
English Language Institute.

So cial
pro grams
on fiscal

WASHINGTON (UPI)-The Reagan administration has
encountered little real resistance so far in its proposals to
dismantle most of the massive social programs spawned
during the days of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society.
Budget Director David Stockman's three-ring, loose-leaf
"black book" of proposed cuts touches almost every aspect
of life-from the arts and humanities to the mail and rails.
YET EVEN THOUGH the book's contents began leaking to
the press 10 days ago, most liberals are waiting until Wed-
nesday-when President Reagan announces his economic
recovery plan-before marshaling their opposition.
Have they faced the cold reality that the days of big gover-
nment spending are over for a while?
The new conservative Congress is expected to go along
with most of the budget cuts.

REPORTEDLY, THE CUTS include a phase-out of the
government's public service jobs program, reduction of the
extended unemployment benefits program, and cuts in
welfare programs.
But sources say those stringent measures will be softened
for some by a proposed 30 percent cut in personal income tax
rates, spread out over three years, and accelerated
depreciation writeoffs for business.
From the very start of his new administration, Reagan has
gone to extraordinary lengths to enlist followers for his
budget-slashing plan.
Even before Reagan has fired his first shot, supporters of
agencies, programs, and areas that will suffer from the
planned $50 billion in budget cuts began building their defen-

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Leak forces balloonists
to land i4n 1India plains

NEW DELHI, India (UPI)-Two
Americans set on making Jules Verne's
vision come true landed in India
yesterday when the balloon they hoped
to take around the world dipped too low
to assure safe passage over the mighty
peaks of the Himalayas.
Although their hopes of circling the
earth non-stop were dashed, officials
who spoke with the adventurers said
they had not yet decided whether to call
off their trip or continue.
AFTER TRAVELING almost 2,850
miles in three days, Maxie Anderson
and Donald Ida landed the "Jules Ver-
ne," their slowly leaking helium-filled
ballon in the plains of northern India,
about 60 miles northwest of New Delhi.
The flat terrain where they landed
leads to the foothills of the Himalayas,

the world's highest peaks.
Anderson, 46, of Albuquerque, N.M.,
and Ida, 47, of Boulder, Colo., had
hoped not only to circle the globe in
their balloon, but to shave 70 days off
the fictional record set by Phileas
Fogg, the hero of Verne's classic
"Around the World in 80 Days."
BUT IT WAS not clear whether they
would continue their attempt to float
around the world or call it quits after
passing over five countries, and
through five time zones and missing
Iranian airspace by a hairsbreadth.
"Every balloon landing is tricky,"
said the president of the Indian
Balloonist Club. "But if it was in good
shape, they may decide to try over. It is
their decision."
Ida and Anderson took off Thursday
from Luxor, Egypt, hoping to fly 20,000

miles around the world in eight to 10 * 9:30
AT THAT TIME, their only fear was
that they would drift into Iranian air
space and be shot down.
But the giant silver balloon named af-
ter Verne sprung a leak over the deser- Richard Dreyf Amy Irvin
ts of the Arabian peninsula. Despite the 1:45 A15s 7:15 9:45
problem, the pair drifted across the
Arabian Sea, through Pakistan and ttThe year fs
then into India, where it began losing
altitude and speed as it drifted south bestfi .:30
towards the Himalayas. Charles champlir
When it was last spotted by a LOSANG LESTIMES 8:0
Pakistani airliner, the Jules Verne was
gliding at an altitude of 1,800 feet, com--pa-
pared to its normal 20,000 to 25,000 feet.
"They just decided they could not THE PCRE 12:45
risk trying it," an Indian official said of - 3:15
the flight over the Himalayas. NBC-IV 5:15
"The point where they wanted to 9:45
cross the Himalayas was about 20,000 cb ihj
feet. But from the approach farther C
south it would have been 25,000 feet PG o
clearance," he said.

Army doctors investigate
building to find causes of
miscarriages, birth defects

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Army doc-
tors are investigating a building in a
large military-industrial complex
where women employees have reported,
a high number of birth defects and
miscarriages, authorities said yester-
Ten women have suffered
miscarriages and four others gave bir-
th to babies ;with birth defects in the
past 18 months,said one of the women
employees, who asked that her name
not be used.
JHE ARMY SAID no connection has
been made between the buildings and
the birth problems.
All of the women worked in a building
housing the regional office of the
Defense Contract Administration Ser-
vices, located between Dobbins Air
Force Base and Lockheed-Georgia Co.
The birth defects included hernias,
eye defects, and spinal defects said the
woman involved in the problem. One of
the four babies died, she said.
Environmental Hygiene Agency was
called in by the defense agency to check
the building and interview the women,
said Jim Markiewicz, a spokesman for
the Army's Health Services Command.
Tezak found no connection between
the building and the birth problems,
Markeiwicz said, although he has not
yet filed his report.
"There was no apparent problem in
the workenvironment that would relate

to the alleged abnormalities,"
Markiewicz said in a telephone inter-
view from his San Antonio office.
TEZAK DECLINED to be inter-
A spokesman for the national Centers
for Disease Control in Atlanta said it
was not unusual that no connection was
"Those cluster studies are hard to
do," said spokesman Don Berreth.
"Even at Love Canal, there are no good
studies showing those people were ad-
versely affected. It was a horrendous
place to live but there are no studies
saying why those people were har-
THE CDC WAS not involved in the
Marietta study, Berreth said.
Addison Glover, regional deputy of
the agency, said he would wait to see
Tezak's report before commenting on
the findings. He said it would take up to
three months to be completed.
Glover said 550 people work in the
building, which also houses the Defense
Contract Audit Agency and a Selective
Service office. He could not say how
many are women.



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