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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 26,1982-Page 7.
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robot arm
Astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton nudged
,the shuttle closer to its future as a space
freighter yesterday, waving Colum-
bia's robot arm and demonstrating it
has the muscle to lift a payload and
eventually place it in an orbit of its own.
"If tfere were any surprises, they
'were all pleasant," the pilot said. "I'm
really impressed with that piece of
machinery." Said Mission Control,
"'We were impressed too."
COLUMBIA, sailing smoothly,
'neared the half-way point of its seven-
day voyage. Fullerton and commander
Jack Lousma apparently had overcome
,their motion sickness and got some
needed rest.
The grad-and-lift was the first test of
the Canada arm's capacity to do the job
,it was built for: depositing and retriev-
ing satellites in space and moving
scientific instruments into place out-
side the orbiter. The arm was assigned
lts' first for-hire duties on Flight 7, now
,,scheduled for April 1983, when it will_
'release a West German scientific
: Canadian developers of the arm were
"ecstatic, or at least as ecstatic as
engineers can be," a spokesman said.
} THE ARM acrobatics occupied most
of the day. The pilots shot electron
beams at the instruments while Mission
Control measured the effects, and they
used the elbow camera to take one
more look at the missing thermal tiles
on the ship's nose.
The arm grabbed and lifted a scien-
tific experiment package off a pallet in
the shuttle's cargo bay for the first
- time, The arm also locked the package
back into. place-a procedure called
Terence Ussher, the Spar Aerospace
engineer in charge of development of
the arm, was in the viewing room at
Mission Control when officials learned
of the successful test.
"I FELT VERY relieved," he said.
"Nobody would be sane if they didn't
feel a little apprehension." Ussher said
he didn't issue a shout of joy; it was
more a "quiet smile of pleasure,"
*'Getting' a
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decision on the part of. the director in
order to show these characters'
inability to cope with Arlie effectively,
but it made their moments in the play
curiously flat and unconvincing.
The only really marring flaws in the
evening's enjoyment were those caused
by the utilization of space. The
.,,Trueblood has been remodeled into an

arena theatre (one in which the playing
area is surrounded by, the audien-
ce)-which means that the prison ac-
tion could, as the script suggests, take
place on all sides of Arlene's apar-
tment, to imply that her present life is
surrounded and threatened by her past.
Most of the prison action, however, took
place right in front of the apartment
setting, which made things very, if not
hopelessly, confusing for the audience
when there was action taking place in
both settings at once. It had the added
effect of making the prison scenes seem
as hard to see if one was sitting in the
back of the theater.
It is, however, a tribute to the soun-
dness of the production that these
flaws obstruct, but do not prohibit,
one's absorption in the drama. We are
made to feel the reality of the fact that
"Arlie girl landed herself in prison;
Arlene is out," as well as the solemnly
joyful hope, that Arlie and Arlene will
fuse into a personality at once vibrant
and grabbing at life, and yet sober and
sensible enough to stay "out." Well
done, all.
New at _____'
114 E. Washington




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TERRI YOUNG, a Harvard Medical
Student, Will Speak to Minority
Students About
TIME: 11:30-4:00 PM
DATE: Monday, March 29, 1982
PLACE: Career Planning &
Placement Conference Room
University of Michigan Opera Theater

Sounds fro'm Java
Professor William Steinhoff coaxes melodies out o a bonang, an instrument from Java, on the fourth floor of Burton
Tower yesterday. The bonang is played by striking hollow bronze gongs with a pair of wooden sticks covered with
SAFE House celebrates anniversary

T he .Old
Maid and The Thief
MARCH 26-28

Gianni Schicchi
In English

(Continued from Page 3)
because they don't have money, and
because he knows where their friends
and relatives houses are and can
always come after them."
Most of the residents of SAFE
House-which keeps its location a
secret-are from lower economic
backgrounds, because they have fewer
options to act on independently.
E"Victims of (domestic) abuse feel
.isolated," McGee said. "They feel like
they are the only ones that this happens
to. The shelter breaks down this
isolation and creates support."
EVERY NIGHT a support group
meets at the shelter, for women to
share experiences. Once a week, more
formal meetings are organized around
specific topics such as assertiveness,
financial assistance, housing, and job-
"If the women stay for- a while, they
often develop friendships,." McGee ex-
plained. "After they leave the shelter
we keep in touch with them through a
follow-up coordinator. We're trying to
build a network of women and families
who have left the shelter so that they
can support each other," she said.
In an effort to reach as many people
as possible, SAFE House has also star-

ted a special program for Hispanic
families, and installed a telecom-
munications device for the deaf to call
in on. The staff and volunteers said they
also are trying to educate the com-
munity about domestic violence
through public speaking, films, and
social services.
THE SAFE House staff includes
women's advocates specializing in
domestic violence, children's coun-
selors, batterers counselors, and about
50 volunteers. "Our batterers coun-
selors counsel the assailants to help
them stop beating their wives and
children," according to McGee. "Our
pioneering program is one of ap-
proximately 150 in the country."
Voluntters from the community and
from the University's Outreach
A story in yesterday's Daily incorrec-
tly attributed a statement to MSA Elec-
tions Director Bruce Goldman. MSA
candidates did not discuss the wording
of two ballot proposals in their meeting
Tuesday night, as was reported yester-
day. The wording will be decided at a
meeting of the MSA Elections Court
Sunday night, Goldman said yesterday.

program answer the crisis line, provide
transportation for residents, and
sometimes counsel the women and
children. "Basically, it depends on
what is going on," said Outreach volun-
teer Kathy Linderman, a University
Since its beginning in 1978, SAFE
House has sheltered 650 women and
1,100 children. "People always ask if
SAFE House is successful, and I always
ask them what they mean by suc-
cessful," said Stephanie Vail, the
shelter's executive director. "Most of
the .time they judge it by whether the
woman leaves the rhan. We evaluate
success by being very open about it.
Each woman is free to make her own
decisions. If they're happy with that,
then we feel we've been successful."

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm
Tickets at PTP Mich. League
" 375 N. MAPLE Adult $3.50
__________ 769.1300 Child S2:00

Professor Jakob Petuckowsk,
Hebrew Union College
Zwerdling Lectures:
Friday Evening, March 26, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday Morning, March 27, 11:00 a.m.
(during services)

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