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Shuttle
'readies for
flight to
Florida

From UPI and AP
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.-The space
shuttle Columbia, at rest in the desert sun after its
successful first flight, sat with its nose in a giant hoist
yesterday as technicians scurried over the craft,
preparing it for a piggyback return to Florida.
Ground crews examined the ship's 31,000 heat-
resistant tiles, cleansed its fuel lines, and made other
preparations, including placement of the 100-foot-
high hoist, shaped like an inverted "U."
THE MATE-DEMATE Device is used to hoist the
more than 80-ton spaceship aboard a Boeing 747 for
its ride back to Cape Canaveral.
Spokesman Don Bane said the team was making a
close check of the heat-resistant tiles, some of which
came off during launch. A preliminary inspection
Tuesday showed no more had been dislodged during
flight or re-entry, however.
It is expected to be ready for launch again in late
September, marking the first time a spaceship has

flown more than once in orbit. The 104-ton Columbia
is designed to make 100 trips up and back.
Although the mission went unexpectedly well, there
were a host of minor problems as occur on virtually
every space flight. Among those that engineers will
be looking at are:
*The apparent failure of two heaters on one of three
turbines which powered the Columbia's 'hydraulic
system pumps.
*An apparent leaking valve in the cabin's air
breathing system.
'Trouble with a recorder designed to record
valuable engineering measurements.
'An annoying problem keeping the right air tem-
perature in the cabin.
'Some possibly erroneous instrument readings.
Unlike previous Apollo missions when it took days
to get the crewmen back to their homes, the Colum-
bia's pilots were back home in Houston only hours af-
ter rolling to a stop in a California desert.

State officials to
set up embassy
in Hollywood

LANSING (UPI)-With Gov. William
Milliken's recent trip to Hollywood as
inspiration, state lawmakers approved
$200,000 yesterday for a Michigan em-
bassy in Tinsel Town.
Lawmakers had not specifically
designated that the money be used for a
Hollywood office in the original
legislation. But Milliken took a highly-
publicized trip to California last week,
met various stars, and returned with
promises that up to five films will be
made in Michigan.
THE MEASURE gives the Depar-
tment of Commerce $200,000 to setup a
west coast office, with $45,000 of the

money to be used for the salary of a
"movie scout" who will secure film
projects.
But House Republican Leader
William Bryant of Grosse Pointe Far-
ms said the money will be "well-spent"
if the Hollywood office brings film-
makers to Michigan.
Not all lawmakers were singing
"Hooray for Hollywood," however.
"I wasn't aware the governor's effort
in going to Hollywood was going to cost
us $200,000" said Senator John Welborn
(R-Kalamazoo). "How many
autoworkers is that going to put to
work?"

tud inds students unworldly

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Most college
students are so absorbed by getting a
job they do not know enough about
world affairs to score more than 50 per-
cent on a test, a federally funded study
said yesterday.
Less than 15 percent of the more than
3,000 students surveyed randomly at 185
*colleges and universities last winter
and spring answered two-thirds of the
101 questions about world events and
history correctly, the study said.
More than one-third indicated they
couldn't care less about international
smatters. As to specific questions, the
lowest scorers were education majors
future teachers.
SENIORS ANSWERED only 50 per-
cent of the questions correctly, fresh-.

men 41 percent, and two-year college
students 40 percent.
Two-thirds of the seniors were stum-
ped by a multiple-choice question on the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Nations. Less than 30 percent knew
OPEC includes countries outside the
Middle East.
Although almost 90 percent had
studied a foreign language, only one in
three felt they could use it to order a
simple meal or seek directions, and
only one in12 could understand a native
speaker.
STEVEN MULLER, president of
Johns Hopkins University, said the
report documents "a nearly
catastrophic ignorance on the part of
the American people."
The Educational Testing Service and

the Council on Learning, a nonprofit
research group, carried out the study
with grants of $500,000 from the
National Endowment for the
Humanities and Department of
Education and $130,000 from the Exxon
Education Foundation.
Winton Manning, senior vice
president of ETS, said the students' an-
swers to the questions and question-
naires on their personal views showed
them to be poorly informed and
"relatively naive . . . about the trac-
tibility of issues such as energy,
population, food supply, and human
rights."
IN ITS REPORT, ETS stated, "The
lack of knowledge of international af-
fairs ... appears related to the general

lack of interest in other nations and
world issues among these students."
More than one-third of the students
indicated they weren't interested in
foreign relations, and one senior in five
and one freshman in four said they
rarely read foreign news.
Less than one senior in 10 scored
about 67 percent. No one got more than
84 of the 101 questions right. History
majors. scored highest, getting 59.3
questions correct. "Surprisingly,
foreign language majors were slightly
below the average," ETS said.
The lowest scorers were future
teachers - education majors - who
averaged 39.8 answers correct. Math
(54.1) and engineering (53.3) majors
were ahead of those majoring in social
sciences (52.8).

HAPPENINGS-
FILMS
AAFC - Best Boy, 7, 10:20 p.m., Northern Lights, 8:45 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell Hall.
Cinema Guild - Shampoo, 7, 10:20 p.m., Cactus Flower, 8:45 p.m.,
Michigan Theatre.
Mediatrics - Equus, 7 p.m., How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck,.
Hot Pepper, 9:45 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
A-V Services - Bottle Babies, Diet for a Small Planet, 12:05 p.m., SPH II
Aud.

Risque words banned
from license plates

LANSING (UPI) - "Sex" will be
strictly banned from Michigan license
plates in 1983. So in all likelihood will
"bra," ''dam," 'fag,' nd" kexd"
Reintroduction of word-making
vowels on passenger plates has turned
Secretary of State. Richard Austin's
aides into censors as they scramble to
ensure Michigan doesn't issue any x-
rated license plates in 1983.
VOWELS WERE dropped from
passenger plates in 1970 when the state
went from ,a two-letter, four-number
combination to three letters and three
numbers.

But with 7.2 million being issued now,
the state is running out of consonant
combinations. Making matters more
difficult is the fact certain letters can-
not be used for other reasons - "Os"
and "Qs" look too much alike while "I"
is too much like "1."
"To avoid any offensive three letter
works, slang, ethnic, religious, racial or
sexual slurs, double meanings or ob-
scene words or sounds, the department
is scrutinizing, all possible com-
binations of three letter words," a
statement from Austin's office
reassured yesterday.

SPEAKERS

Health Psychology - Oliver Cameron, "Discrimination of Blood Glucose
Levels in Normal andDiabetic Humans," noon,]Director's Conf. Room A-154
VA Med. Ctr., 2215 Fuller Rd..
Museum of Anthro. - Sylvia Chappell, "Stone Axe Exchange in Neolithic
Britain: All You Ever Wanted to Know and Probably a Lot You Didn't,"
noon, 2009 Museums.
Vision/Hearing - Steve Scherer, "Regeneration of the Trochlear Nerve in
Goldfish and Formation of Ectopic Muscle Cells," 12:15 p.m., 2005 MHRI.
ISMRRD - Media Exchange videotape,, Julius Cohen, "The Family: A
Neglected Element in Prevention," 3 p.m., 130 S. First Street, Rm. 109.
Chemistry - Richard Zimmerman, "Spectroscopy of Some Tetrahedrally
Coordinated d° Transition Metal Compounds," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
CREES/Slavic Lang. - Vladimir Voinovich, "The Writer and Freedom,"
4 p.m., MLB1.
ECB - Emily Golson, "Writing Essay Exams," 4 p.m., 2003 Angell.
Math. - Arthur Jaffe, Useful Math. Coll., 4 p.m., 3201 Angell.
Washtenaw County Coordinating Council - Bernice Stovall, An Over-
view of Child Sexual Abuse," noon, Juvenile Court Assembly Room.
English - Ira Shor, "Teaching For Critical Consciousness," 10 a.m., 2
p.m., workshop, W. Conf. Room, Rackham.
Center for Japanese Studies - Soichiro Nagashima, "How Japanese have
Adapted and Absorbed American Cultures and Technologies," noon, Lane-
Hall Commons Room.
Research Club - Prof. Carl Gans, "Electromyography - A Way to Tell
How Animals do Things," 8 p.m., W. Conf. Room, Rackham.
MEETINGS
Botticelli Game Players - Noon, Dominick's.
Society of Christian Engineers - Banquet, David Cole, noon, Michigan
League.
Med. Ctr. Bible Study -12:30,p.m., F2230 Mott Library.
American Chem. Society - Student/Faculty tea, 5 p.m., 3003 Chem.
International Night - Egypt, 5 p.m., League Cafeteria.
Campus Weight Watchers - 5:30 p.m., League Project Room.
SWE -6:30p.m., 229W. Engin.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fell. - 7 p.m., League, Union.
Psychology - Committee on Undergraduate Studies, 4 p.m., K 108, 580
Union Drive.
PERFORMANCES
Women's Glee Club - Spring Concert, 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre.
Guild House - Poetry Readings: Ed Engle, Ruth Rockwell, Enrique
Gomez, 7:30 p.m., 802 Monroe.
UAC - Sunday Funnies, 8 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Canterbury Loft - "Alterations", 8p.m., State St.
Blind Pig - Steve Newhouse, 8 p.m.
PTP - "Catsplay," 8p.m., Power Center.
MISCELLANEOUS
East Quad - Dance Invitational, 9 p.m., East Quad.
Bimbo's - Pizza-eating contest, noon. -
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences - slide show, 3:30 p.m.,
White Ad. Cooley Bldg., North Campus.

Students try their
hand at 'self-defense'

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FINANCIAL AID
Fall 1981 and Winter 1982
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
is
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1981
Applications must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid*
2011 S.A.B. and Family Financial Statements must be mailed
to ACT by that day.
' Hours: 8:15.12:15, 1:30-4:00
SPARTACUS YOUTH LEAGUE FORUM
presents
SMASH H-BLOCK!
BRITISH TROOPS OUT OF
IRELAND NOW!
Speaker: ALAN GILCHRIST,
Central Committee, Spartacist League /Britain
Founding Member, Workers Socialist League (1975-1978);
Birmingham Branch Chairman; West Midlands Area Commit-
tee; Convenor of WSL National Student Fraction; Socialist
Press Editorial Board.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
7:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN UNION
CONFERENCE ROOM 5
RESIDENT DIRECTOR/TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
POSITION AVAILABLE FOR 1981-82
in the
PILOT PROGRAM/ALICE LLOYD HALL
Responsibilities Include:
-Coordinate the administration of the Pilot Academic
Program.
-Screen course proposals.
-Share responsibility for teacher-training.
-Actively encourage educational experimentation.
Salaries:
1. Administrative Salary
$1,754 per year for 30 hours per week.
Apartment plus board.
2. Teaching Salaray
.25 GSTA fraction-$1399 per semester for 10-12 hours
or
.40 GSTA fraction-$2261 per semester for 16-19
hours, if selected to teach a large section of English
Composition.
Compensation quoted is for 1980-81. Compensation for 1981-
82 may be revised.
For more information, call Dr. David Schoem, Pilot Director,
100 Observatory Street, Ann Arbor, Mli(313) 764-7521.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April17
A NON-DISCRIMINATORY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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hearing when Joseph Yokich appeared
in court to pick up documents for his
roommate, defendant David Kleinkopf.
When objections were raised concer-
ning whether Yokich could receive the
documents, Rose stepped in momen-
tarily as acting lawyer, filing a
"general appearance" request that
allowed him to withdraw his represen-
tation from the case at any time.
Rose said the problem arose from an
unclear legal definition stating "a non-
lawyer can't represent another person,
but just accepting a piece of paper for
another person is neither allowed nor
prohibited."
Test cases involving tenant self-
defense prior to the kit's development
have received good response, Rose
said.
DAVID AND LISA Mitchell-Yelin
defended themselves in an eviction
case five years ago after their landlady
tried to evict them for complaining
about their apartment.
The Mitchell-Yelins went to court
with an SLS representative, but decided
to defend themselves upon discovering
the landlady was appearing without a
defense.
The decision was made "at the last
minute" after about a five minute
briefing with the SLS lawyer, the couple
said.
"WE WERE nervous at first," David
Mitchell-Yelin said, "but it was in-

dlady did not comply with the requests
for reparations.
The Mitchell-Yelins said "talking
directly to the jury" helped them win
the case.
Some lawyers may be resentful of the
tenant kit because it may reduce
business, Rose said. He predicts use of
the kit will spread statewide.
"There are thousands of people in
Detroit who don't have lawyers at all,"
he said. "If this works in Ann Arbor, it
may work in Detroit. It may make a dif-
ference in the quality of housing for
tenants."
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