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Incredible eggs test.
By EVA SCHERER
The eggs poured out of the sky near the
West Engineering arch yesterday.
They were enclosed in spacecraft that
looked like lunar landers, cardboard
rockets, and rubber satellites, and the
cargo, a by-product of chickens, was
precious to the beings that had laun-
To the cheering crowd, who avoided
the rain and eggs by standing beneath
the roof, the flying egg carriers resem-
bled space debris dropping from orbit.
And with $25 going to the winner, the
stakes were high.
UNIVERSITY engineering students
who entered the 5th Annual Egg Drop
Contest were put to the task of
designing a device able to prevent an
egg from scrambling after the impact
of a fall from two different heights.
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"It's like someone walking down the
street blindfolded," Chial said. "What
you can't hear can hurt you just like
what you can't see can hurt you," he
TH E POTENTIAL for hearing loss
increases as the music gets louder, ac-
cording to David Lilly, director of
audiology in the University's Depar-
tment of Otorhinology. Noise-induced
hearing loss is "the most common
cause of hearing loss in adults," he
Amyann Angelastro, LSA junior and
portable headphone user, said her
hearing has been affected by her ten-
dency to play music at loud levels. Now,
however, she said she realizes there is
no need to distort music to appreciate
it. "High volume isn't necessary for en-
joyment," she said as she slipped her
headphones back on her ears.
Since he has learned of the possible
long-term damage headphones may
wreak upon his ears, Kevin Kelly
claims that he has turned his portable
unit down a couple of notches.
BECAUSE of the lower sound level;
Kelly insists he is more aware of his en-
vironment and "pays better attention
visually" when walking with his head-
set than without it. "Usually I stare at
the sidewalk," he said, but not with the
headphones in place.
LSA junior James Meyer said "I
think there's something wrong with a
society which has to be entertained all
the time." Although Meyer admitted
The two-story drop from a West
Engineering fire escape eliminated 13
of the 27 entries. The surviving eggs
were dropped from the wind-whipped
roofeof the East Engineering building.
Seven eggs survived.
The seven surviving packages were
then judged according to originality of
the design and drop speed. The wisdom
of assistant engineering Dean. Leland
Quackenbush and Prof. Richard Scott
was hard-pressed to choose Allen
Dickinson as the winner.
Dickinson used a dairy crate to
suspend a metal box that contained his
egg wrapped in clay. "I wanted to show
the mechanical engineers that the
computer engineers know something
owning a portable headphone set, he
said he doesn't use it much anymore.
Meyer said his father uses stereo
headphones in his dental office to
distract patients from the work being
performed on their teeth.
HEARING loss is determined by
several physical factors, Chial said, in-
cluding age, sex, prior history of noise
exposure, and previous ear infections.
Acoustical factors, such as sound in-
tentsity, duration of exposure, en-
vironment, the sound frequencies, and
the distance between the person and the
noise source, also play an important
role, Chial said.
Further research is needed to explore
the effects of portable headphones on the
human ear, Chial said, adding that he
would like to be the one doing the
Lilly said that not much research has
been done outside the experiments
sponsored by the National Institutes of
Health on the significant hearing loss
experienced by rock and roll musicians
and habitual concert-goers.
There are state and federal laws
which regulate noise levels workers can
safely endure, but no limits have been
placed on recreational noise levels,
Chial said. It is up to individuals to
determine what levels are harmful to
"People concerned about their
hearing sensitivity or health should
consult an audiologist, an otologist, or,
their personal physician," he said.
Compilied from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Walesa freed after 11 months
WARSAW, Poland- Martial law authorities declared Solidarity chief
Lech Walesa a free man yesterday and church sources said his family in
Gdansk expected him home "before Sunday" after 11 months in detention.
A Warsaw television program called "Government Monitor" said after
the main evening news that Walesa had been released from his "place" of
internment, but it was not immediately clear if he had actually left the
government resort lodge near the Soviet border where he was held.
An Interior Ministry spokesman said earlier that the order for Walesa's in-
ternment, issued at the start of martial law last Dec. 13, had been canceled.
Government spokesman Jerzy Urban said Walesa, the fiery strike leader
who led the 10-million-member Solidarity union for its entire 16 months of
existence, was no longer considered "a threat to internal stability."
Midwest blizzard kills seven
A mid-autumn blizzard slammed into the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes
yesterday, plastering parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan with
more than a foot of snow that stranded travelers and forced more than 100
schools to close.
At least seven deaths were blamed on the weather.
The storm whistled out of Alaska and the Far West earlier in the week,
heaping 4-foot snows on mountain areas and 2-foot drifts in Nebraska before
hitting the north country with expected fury.
Thirteen inches of snow smothered Ivanhoe, Minn., near the South Dakota
border. Ten inches hit Ironwood, in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula,
and 6 to 10-inch depths were common in northern Wisconsin.
The wind chill factor in Omaha, Neb., plunged to minus 17 and the_34
degree reading in Tuscon, Ariz., set a record.
Columbia releases satellite
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- Columbia's astronauts released a Canadian
satellite yesterday in a high-altitude maneuver that fulfilled NASA's first
commercial shuttle contract-a $17 million commitment to deliver two:
communications payloads to space.
The 3%'s-ton spacecraft known as Anik-C separated from the shuttle at
about three feet per minute and moved into an orbit of its own.
A spokesman said the Anik-C is the first of three such satellites to be sent
aloft on the shuttle through 1984 to "introduce revolutionary new kinds of
broadcasting, business and other satellite communications," including
direct broadcast of TV pictures to homes equipped with small dish antennas.
The shuttle astronauts will remain aloft until Tuesday, conducting scien-
Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Former 'U' football star Ron Kramer shouts from the top of the Beta Theta
Phi fraternity at last night's pep rally for the Purdue game.
Soviets elect Andropov
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and Andropov's main rival as suc-
cessor, nominated Andropov as new
Communist Party general secretary in
a sign of unity in the aging Politburo.
CHERNENKO, 71, said the Politburo,
which establishes national policy,
praised Andropov as "a selfless Com-
munist . . . the closest co-worker of
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev."
As head of the KGB, Andropov was
responsible for the crackdown on Soviet
dissidents, silencing them by criminal
prosecutions and forced exile.
Though Andropov pledged to continue
Brezhnev's domestic and foreign
policies, Western experts noted that his
speech to the Central Committee failed
to mention either detente or disar-
mament-concepts which Brezhnev of-
THE SPEECH was primarily a
eulogy to Brezhnev and pointed to con-
tinuty, rather than change.
"It is our prime duty .. . to translate
consistently into life the domestic and
foreign policy course of our party and
the Soviet state, a course which was
worked out under the leadership of
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev. This will be
our best tribute to the bright memory of
the leader wo is no longer with us," An-
The administration sees Andropov as
a man who can bend, too. "He's a man
capable of being more decisive than
Brezhnev," said a top U.S. analyst.
"However, his freedom of action
necessarily will be constrained ... im-
THE OFFICIAL, who asked not to be
named, said Andropov "is more
pragmatic in outlook in foreign affairs
than either Brezhnev or Konstantin
Chernenko," who was Brezhnev's top
He and other analysts expect that
Andropov will break new ground in his
approach to the Soviet economy, which
has suffered through a successin of
poor grain harvests. His record
suggests he will support decen-
tralization to give local plant managers
and farmers more authority.
Vice President George Bush will cut
short a seven-nation African tour to
lead the U.S. delegation to the funeral
Israeli death toll tops 40
TEL AVIV, Israel- The confirmed death toll was placed at 41 yesterday
by rescuers sifting through the wreckage of the Israeli military government
building in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre.
The military command said 26 Israeli soldiers and security personnel
were found dead. Rescue workers reported 15 Arabs killed Thursday. Israel
radio said 60 people were believed still buried in the debris.
The cause of the explosion that demolished the building remained a
mystery. The military command, which originally blamed a car-bomb,
backed away from that theory and warned against premature speculation.
Despite the uncertainty of the cause of the disaster, Israeli newspapers
critical of Prime Minister Menachem Begin's government seized on it to
renew their opposition to the Lebanon invasion.
"This disaster should teach all the amateur and professional genius
strategists in the government that Operation Peace for Galilee hasn't solved
a single problem. Terrorism has not finished. It has merely taken a different
WSUprofs face pink slips
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Marty Rosenbluth, managing editor
of WSU's student newspaper, said
however, that the University's pink slip
plan betrayed WSU students. "The
University has gone back on their
word," he said. "Back in September
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'(Corner of State and Huron)
Nov. 14-"Jonah-1982"-Rev. Fred
Oct. 24 -"Easter in October"-Dr.
Donald B. Strobe.
Church School for all ages-9:30 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal-Thursday at
Dr. Donald B. Strobe
Rev. Fred B. Maitland
Dr. Gerald R. Parker
" Education Directors:
Rose McLean and Carol Bennington
LORD OF LIGHT LUTHERAN
(The Campus Ministry
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Galen flora, Pastor
n8y1 S. Forest at Hill St.
Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.
Mon. 1-2 p.m, Bible Study, Room 5
Michigan Leag u.
Tues.,Nov.9Bible Study at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Choir.
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Pastor's class on
Fri. 7:00 p.m. Volleyball.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave., 662-4466
(between S. University and Hill)
Coordinator: Steve Spina
Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour-10:30 social hall
issues Class-11:00 a.m., French
8:00-Allelous (Christian Fellow-
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9:30-Holy Communion, sanctuary
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331 Thompson-663-0557 -i.
Sun.-8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (Upstairs
12 noon and 5 p.m. (upstairs and
North Campus Mass at 9:30 a.m. in
Bursley Hall (Fall and Winter Terms)
Rite of Reconciliation-4 p.m.-5 p.m.
on Friday only; any other time by
CREATION SCIENCE MEETING
Angell Hall, Room 229
Every Thursday Night-7:00 p.m.
All are welcome. "Let there
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NEW GRACE APOSTOLIC CHURCH
632 N. Fourth Ave.
Rev. Avery Dumas Jr., Pastor
9:45 a.m. Sunday School.
11:45 Morning Worship
7:00 p.m. Evening Service
Bible Study-Wed. & Fri. 7 p.m.
For rides call 761-1530
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND
AMERICAN BAPTIST CAMPUS
502 East Huron, 663-9376
Jitsuo Morikawa, Pastor
10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship. Child
Nov. 14-"Personal and Corporate
11:00 a. m .-Church School. Classes
for all ages. Class for undergraduates.
Class for graduates and faculty.
Choir Thursday 7:15 p.m., John Reed,
director; Janice Beck, organist.
Student Study Group Wed. at 6:00
Ministry Assistants: Marlene Francis,
Terry Ging, Barbara Griffen, Jerry
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CA MPUS CH AP E L
they said they were going to avoid
"It's a tragedy that this happens,"
Adamany explained. "But I think the
pink slip process is understood because
it's been going on for the last three
years," he said.
MARTIN ADMITS that the non-
renewal of contracts makes planning
for the budget a little more manageable
in following years. "It preserves a
flexibility in the budget," she said.
One reason why WSU has to reduce
contract renewal instead of programs,
Adamany said, is the type of students
that attend WSU.
Seventy-five percent are working and
many of them are working full time,"
Adamany said. A very large portion of
the students at WSU commute from
around Detroit and have families,
which makes it virtually impossible for
them to transfer to another school. If
WSU decides to close any programs
completely, these students can't go
elsewhere, because of their personal
"IT WOULD be impossible for this
university to close down its programs.
If we close our programs we are
literally throwing these students out on
the street," Adamany said.
One way to get around this, Adamany
said, is to support programs with the
greatest enrollments. "We give support
to academics that have high enrollment
and have high quality scholarship
research," he said.
,But outside sources can change
WSU's process of pink slips. "If our
budget improves, we will be renewing
those that have done well at teaching,"
In an effort to help alleviate some of
the cuts facing the university the AAUP
has said it would agree to not raise
faculty salaries. "AAUP has agreed to
defer their raises to help get through
this year's budget," Martin said.
Stockman rejects gas-tax bill
WASHINGTON- White House Budget Director David Stockman, who
lobbied for tax increases earlier this year, now is trying to dissuade
President Reagan from backing higher gasoline taxes to finance a jobs-
creating highway reconstruction program.
Stockman's opposition to the $5.5 billion-a-year proposal pits him against
Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis, who has been promoting the idea for
Lewis wants to double the federal tax on gasoline, from four cents to eight
cents a gallon and increase levies on heavy trucks. The money would be used
to repair roads, bridges and other transportation systems.
The proposal now has the politically attractive benefit of creating jobs,
some 320,000 of them, according to Transportation Department estimates.
That prospect is appealing to congressional Republicans and Democrats,
who are clamoring for some new federal jobs program to combat unem-
ployment-now at a 42-year high of 10.4 percent.
Stockman, who had been an early and vocal backer of the tax increase bill
Reagan reluctantly endorsed last summer, is opposing the Lewis plan on
grounds it would make the federal government permanently responsible for
repairs that now are the responsibility of states and local governments.
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Saturday, November 13, 1982
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