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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom

P t I at


More freezing rain,
blowing and drifting snow,
colder, and a chance of
more snow showers

Vol. XCII, No. 94 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 24, 1982 Te Cents Eight Pages

Police still
Ihave no
suspects in

Bitter blizzard

blan kets




of Midwest

Police and fire officials say they still have no suspects in
the Christmas Eve Economics Building fire. Salvage
operations are continuing, and according to University of-
ficials, the building's fate will remain undetermined for at
least two weeks.
Lt. Duane Weber of the Ann Arbor Police Dept. said
there are no new leads, but the investigation is continuing
and officials are checking on several people who. have
histories of arson.
POLICE CHIEF William Corbett Friday called for
public aid in capturing the arsonist, urging anyone with
information to contact police.
'At this point both the fire department and police are.
hoping somebody will remember seeing or hearing
something," Weber said.
One police detective and one fire inspector presently are
working on the case, officials said.
"IF ANY LEADS develop, they'll put more people on
it," Weber said.
Meanwhile, faculty and staff of the economics depar-
tment are getting settled at their new quarters in the old
St Joseph Hospital on Ingalls Street; salvage operations
are continuing in an .attempt to preserve research
Despite aggravation over the facility's distance from
campus, faculty and staff are upbeat about, their new,
quarters. "The facilities are better than any on' cam-
pus," said Prof. Robert Dernberger. "The trouble is, they
aren't on campus.:
STUDENTS ALSO have been inconvenienced by the
new location. Senior Josie Tsio walked one-half mile to see
her professor. "I wouldn't mind in the spring, just not in
the winter," she said. "It's cold.",
According to Associate Chairman Richard Porter, the
department is hoping to move many of its classes to the
Frieze and Modern Language Buildings in coming terms.
This would cut down professors' traveling time to classes.
See ECON, Page 2

From AP and UPI
A merciless blizzard pummeled the
Midwest and Great Lakes for a second
consecutive day yesterday with a blin-
ding sheet of snow and wind that silen-
ced Minneapolis-St. Paul under 3-foot
depths and -stacked 20-foot drifts on
Michigan highways.
At least 13 deaths were blamed on the
latest storm, bringing the weather
death toll to at least 388 since the first of
the year when winter history was writ-
ten and rewritten.
FROM IOWA to Ohio, people awoke
to find the great outdoors under an icing
of frozen rain - compliments of bizarre
thunderstorms that rumbled in the,
same blizzard system south of the snow
Snowmobiles went to the rescue of
about 200 motorists trapped on a high-
way in northern Michigan, ,near
Traverse City.
Forecasters predicted snow showers
with temperatures in the high teens in
southeastern Michigan for today.
THE BLIZZARD came on the heels of
two previous weekends of record 'sub-
zero cold in the Midwest, brought on by
a different system of frigid and dry air
swooping down from the polar regions..
"Along with the cold, this has been an
extreme winter," said Mike Streib, a
meteorologist for the National Weather
Service in Kansas City. "We're talking

about 100-year-old records being
Forecasters predicted another three
days of snow in Minnesota, where
record snowfalls over the past three
days had broughtthe total for January
to 44.1 inches in Minneapolis, less than 6
inches shy of the city's average for an
entire year.
there over the hoods of cars," said Sgt.
Donald Woodson of the Minnesota State-
Patrol's communications office in St.
In the 24 hours that ended at 2 a.m.
yesterday, Minneapolis got 18.5 inches
of snow to beat the all-time record of
17.1 inches for a day long snowfall that;
had just been set on Wednesday.
As for grocery lines:
"I've never seen anything like it," a
manager at an Applebaum's store in
Minneapolis said. "I've got a store full
of people - more than I can service.
People are buying large orders, like
they plan on staying home all weekend,
having a banquet and watching the
Super Bowl."
There also was a run on liquor.
"The storms and the Super Bowl are
generally the big times for liquor salesĀ°,
and combined they .make things even
better," said Beth Twite of Byron
Liquor Store near Rochester, Minn.

Daily Photo by KIM HILL
Sculpture student JudyEnright begins chipping away at her alabaster sculpture in the School of
Art. Wonder what it'll turn out to be?

HDl home

,1 From AP and UPI
HYDE PARK, N.Y.- Flames raged through the
roof and upper floors of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's
family mansion yesterday, a week before the 100th
anniversary of the famous New Dealer's birth, but
Park Service employees saved most of its priceless
historical items.
The roof of the spraw'ling Georgian mansion
overlooking the Hudson River 75 miles north of New
York City was completely destroyed and the attic and
third floor were badly damaged.
TURNING OUT ina snow storm, Park Service em-
ployees braved the flames to pull out paintings and
other treasures. Officials said almomst everything in
the building was recovered. But some items-in-
cluding paintings, china, and furniture-were
damaged by water and smoke.
"We knew they were going to throw us out any
minute. The fire was still going strong and the ceiling
was about to collapse," said curator Emily Wright.

"They told us not to go in there, but we had to."
Fire officials traced the blaze to outmoded elec-
trical wiring in the third-floor nursery and attic,
which electricians had been replacing on Friday.
DAMAGE WAS worst in the central part of the
home, built in 1826. The wings added in 1915, in-
cluding the library and bedrooms of Roosevelt, his
wife, Eleanor, and Sara Roosevelt, were, largely
Thefire broke out shortly before midnight in the
third floor. Most fire damage was confined to that
floor, and the first and second floors were damaged
by water.
The house is expected to be fully restored, Wright
said. "These experts can work miracles-and this
will take a miracle," she added.
ROOSEVELT WAS born in the house in 1882 and
lived there when he wasn't in Washington or Albany.
Dignitaries from all over the World have visited the
house. Winston Churchill and the Duke of Windsor.
conferred there with FDR during World War II.

1 08-passenger
plane: skids into
Boston Harbor

'U' prof interviewed
for NBC documentary

He will probably never guest star
on Love Boat or Fantasy Island, but-
University History Prof. Sidney Fine may
appear on an NBC News Special on
Franklin Delano Roosevelt tonight at 10.
The documentary, "The Heritage of
FDR," focuses on the Roosevelt
years-the Great Depression, the New
Deal and the Second World War. An
NBC crew interviewed Fine, author of
several books on the New Deal, for 20
minutes in his home.
I DON'T know how long I'll be on,"
Fine said. "I know a colleague who was
interviewed 75 minutes (for another
documentary) and was on for only 23,
The news feature will attempt to
provide a perspective on the reasoning

behind Roosevelt's social welfare
reforms of the mid-1930s-many of
which the Reagan administration is
busily dismantling-and how they
relate to today's society, Fine said.
The taping of the interview did not
occur without a few quirks. After Fine
was interviewed, a member of the
camera crew informed him that
because an unacceptable amount of
glare had reflected off Fine's glasses,
the interview would have to be reshot.
Removing his glasses, Fine again laun-
ched into a discussion of the federal
labor statutes of the 1930s, and the
second take was later approved.
ACCORDING TO Fine, Roosevelt
was instrumental in defining the boun-
daries of the modern presidency.
See NBC, Page 2

BOSTON (AP) - A World Airways
DC-10 carrying at least 108 people skid-
ded off the end of any icy runway and
plunged its nose into Boston Harbor last
night as it landed' at Logan. Inter-
national Airport, authorities said.
No one was killed, police said,
although some injured passengers were
taken to hospitals.
ALL PASSENGERS were rescued
from the plane, which came to rest par-
tially submerged in the freezing sea
water at about 7:30 p.m. EST, police
t"God has certainly been good to us,"
said a relieved woman passenger
holding a small baby.
Jo Ryan, a spokeswoman for the
Massachusetts Port Authority, said
none of the injuries appeared to be
WORLD AIRWAYS Flight 30 had
originated in Honolulu and stopped in
Oakland, Calif. and Newark,. N.J.
before landing at Boston, its final
The cockpit was in the water and the
captain was injured, according to one
The accident occurred as- the plane
landed in light rain and fog on an ice-
glazed runway at the harborside air-
port. The National Weather Service:
said the visibility was 1% miles.

WITNESSES said one of the engines
continued to run as the plane rested in
the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched six
boats to aid the rescue. A NTSB team
was dispatched from Washington to in-
In California, a hidair collision
yesterday plunged one plane into Vic-
torville's business district, killing the
pilot and the passenger, while the other
plane crashed at a nearby airport, of-
ficials said.
IT WAS THE fourth accident in-
volving light aircraft in South Califor-
nia in four days. Nine people have been
Yesterday's collision occurred at
noon over Apple Valley, a Mojave
Desert community 60 miles northeast of
Los Angeles.
One of the single-engine planes lim-
ped to Victorville, four, miles away, and
slammed into a six-lane boulevard in
the business district, killing the two
people aboard, San Bernardino County
deputy Joe Castanon said. The pilot
seemed to be trying to "control' the
plane, but apparently couldn't," he
No injuries or damage were reported
on the -ground, fire dispatcher Ron
Jenkins said. "It, the street, was pretty
empty for some reason," Jenkins said.

Daily Photo by KIM HILL
UNIVERSITY HISTORY Prof. Sidney Fine discusses Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, the subject of an NBC documentary airing tonight at 10.

Hospital quarters
iPOPULAR BEER-DRINKING game has turned
into a medical nightmare for some University of
Iowa students, who are showing up in increasing
numbers at Iowa City's University Hospitals
because they have swallowed quarters. Several students
have required surgery to remove the coins, which can
become lodged in the esophagus or between the stomach


cidentally swallow the quarter. One student, who asked not
to be identified, said a quarter became lodged in his throat
at an angle and he couldn't swallow. Surgeons had to
remove the coin with a wrenchlike tool. "It was kind of
scary, actually," the university senior said. "It was like I
had a bone sticking in my throat."
Rolls away
Tennessee State Library and Archives Director
Katheryn Culbertson has announced a rollback on- the

Asked what would happen to a state worker caught stealing.
toilet paper, Culbertson said, "I'm not sure. We probably
would investigate it with the security people:" Q
Savings-minded robber
A thrifty thief robbed a bank and strolled across the
street to deposit the loot in a savings and loan office,
sheriff's deputies said. Forty-nine minutes after the rob-
bery of the Sun Bank branch in Port St. Lucie, Fla.,

Payment enough
It didn't make a dime of a difference to Shirley Jean
Kelly's lawyer how her husband paid the divorce fees.
Truck driver Frank Kelly, of Casa Grande, Ariz., cleared
the books Friday by paying the $354 tab in pennies-34,450
of them. Kelly, 47, said he threw in an extra roll of 50 pen-.
nies in case his count was off. "We'll' take them,"' said
Shirley Jean's lawyer, Richard Clemons, when the pennies
were pitched his way. He gave Kelly a receipt. Kelly said he
had been saving pennies since he was 19 and said: "I still




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