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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, December 7, 1982-Page 3

Flood victims flee homes,


worst yet to come'

From AP and UPI
Rescuers in boats and helicopters
plucked thousands of people to safety
yesterday as record floods up to the
eaves of houses poured through the
Mississippi Valley, inundating com-
munities from Illinois to the Gulf Coast.
:The sun shone on flood-ravaged areas
of Missouri and Illinois, but officials
warned the worst may come later when
iers crest. Waters receded in
ississippi and Arkansas.
NEARLY 18,000 people deserted St.
Louis suburbs, where the Meramec
River spilled over its banks. Police
stood by to prevent looting. Some
residents refused to leave.
People trapped in their homes draped
sheets out windows as signals to
helicopter pilots. Rescuers criss-
crossed the area in high-powered boats.
A woman in one Missouri flood area
escribed the event as a "science fic-

tion thing."
ABOUT 1,000 families had fled in
Illinois and officials said "the worst is
yet to come." Gov. James Thompson
was considering declaring the entire
state a disaster area after the worst
flooding of the century in some areas.
In Arkansas, the Ouachita River was
expected to crest 13 feet above flood
stage at Camden and the White River
was rising several feet above flood level
at August, Georgetown and Clarendon.
"We've got one hellacious amount of
water coming down the White," said
Don Schwartz, a hydrologist for the
National Weather Service. "We can't
overstress the seriousness of it. Our
main concern is getting the lives out of
IN MANY cities such as Peoria, Ill.,
where the river had not yet crested,
thousands of residents were san-
dbagging their homes. Arkansas of-

ficials said it may take weeks to assess
the extent of the damage.
"It's hard to decide where to start,
with businesses, roads, bridges, and
homes destroyed," said Jack DuBose,
the state information officer. "Our
people are on foot in some areas."
Residents along the Pearl River in
Mississippi and Louisiana were warned
to be ready to get out.
ILLINOIS Emergency Services and
Disaster Agency spokesperson Chuck
Jones said officials will wait until the
Illinois River crests today and Wed-
nesday before making declaration.
In northern Arkansas, an earthen
levee broke Sunday, forcing the
evacuation of Jacksonport, a town of
288 people, and waters from the Black
and White rivers were 6 feet over flood
stage just upstream from Newport, the
Jackson County seat with about 8,000

AP Photo
This resident made an earnest effort to salvage whatever remained undamaged after floodwaters from the Maramec
River half submerged his mobile home in Fenton, Mo. Residents have been told by officials that the worst of the
weather-related problems are yet to come.

Survey shows substandard college housing

University students who think they
have it bad because their landlord still
hasn't put up the storm windows yet
should take a look at a new national
'That survey, conducted by the
Apierican Council on Education for the
U S. Department of Education, reports
that more than 24,000 college students
around the country live in sub-standard
ACCORDING to the education depar-
tment, that means they live in housing
without usable flush toilets, has no

showers, insufficient running hot and
cold water, or is structurally unsound or
particularly vulnerable to fire.
But while all that sounds pretty bad,
federal and local education officials say
the report is actually good news. They
say they're happy that more students
aren't living under those conditions.
Charles Anderson, a research
associate with the education depar-
tment in Washington, pointed out that
the 24,425 students living in substan-
dard housing make up only 1 percent of
all college students. "I feel that 1 per-
cent is low," he said. "That's 20,000
kids out of 2 million."

BOTH ANDERSON and housing of-
ficials here in Ann Arbor said it was
impossible to say whether any of the
students in the survey were from the
But Leroy Williams, director of
residence hall housing for the Univer-
sity, said that some University students
probably live under such conditions.
"The figure does not surprise me," he
said yesterday. "I think that's a good
figure. It's a real percentage."
DORMITORIES, in which about a
third of all University students live, are
above standard, Williams said. "It
always has been and it always will be,"
he added.
But some of the other two-thirds of
University students, who live in off-
campus housing, probably live in sub-
standard homes. "I am sure there are
some students who live in substandard
housing," Williams said.
In many cases substandard con-
ditions aren't reported because the
student doesn't notice it, overlooks it, or
just doesn't care. "You have some
people that don't know what substan-
dard is," Williams said.
LANDLORDS who register with the
University's housing office must use an

approved lease provided by the office.
"The vast majority of landlords of
privately owned housing that are
registered with our office, their units
meet living standards," Williams said.
"They are a good group of people. They
coopereate with us and we cooperate
with them.
"The colleges and universities that
are runningthe student housing are
doing a pretty good job," Anderson
About 1,596 of the students found to be
living in substandard housing by the
survey attended public colleges. The
other 22,829 students attended private
schools, Anderson said.
The survey was based on information
collected in the fall of 1980, he said.

Tonight there's
something special brewing
at Uno's


An introductory multi-media presentation giving scientific answers to
questions about yoga and meditation will be shown every hour from 10:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Welker room at the Michigan Union and in the Crowfoot
room at 6 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Discussion and free instruction will follow.
Cinema Guild-Day for Night, 7 & 9:10 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Chinese Studies-Su Bai, "Dating Extant Mogao Caves at Dunhuang," 4
p.m., 203 Tappan Hall.
Museum of Art-Barbara Schnitzer, "The Kassebaum Collection: Reflec-
tions on the History of Ceramics 1400-1700," 4 p.m., Museum of Art.
Chemistry-Dept. of Colloquium, R. K. Kuczkowski, "The Formation &
Structure of Ozonides," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
Chinese Studies-Charles Hucker, "The View From the End of the Tun-
nel," noon, Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
Ecumenical Cntr. & Int'l Cntr.-Shirley Lewis, "A Glimpse of China,"
noon, Int'l Cntr.
Biomedical Research Council-Philip Kadowitz, "Analysis of the Actions
of the Leukotrienes in the Pulmonary Vascular Bed," 4 p.m., M7412 Med.
Bioengineering-E. J. Lovett, "Biomedical Applications of Cytometry," 4-
5 p.m., 1042 E. Enf.
Program in American Culture-David Hackett Fischer, "Corruption in
the American Presidency, 1789 to the Present," 4 p.m., Rackham Assembly
Psychobiology - Anne Young, "Neurotransmitter Receptors & Movement
Disorders," 12:30 p.m., Rm. 1057, MHRI.
CHGD-Paul Dechow, "Recovery of Masticatory Muscle Force Following
Orthognatic Surgery," noon, Rm. N13E05, Dining Rm. No. 2, 3rd level, 300 N.
Ingalls Bldg.
Ecumenical Campus Cntr.-Leah Tsemel, "The Legal Status of
Palestinians & Lebanese Under Israeli Rule, 8 p.m., Schorling Aud., 1202
School of Education.
Musical Society-Los Angeles Philharmonic, 8:30 p.m., Hill Aud.
School of Music-Jazz Band, Lou Smith, conductor, 8 p.m., Rackham.
School of Music-Tibor Szasz, Piano Recital, DMA, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
School of Music-Church Music Improvisation Class Recital, 8 p.m.,
Studio 2110, School of Music.
Mich. Union Arts-Edward Zilberrant, pianist, Bach, Debussy, Mozart
and complete Chopin Preludes, 8 p.m., Pendleton Room.
U of M Cross Country Ski Club - General Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 439 Mason
Aikido Club - Mtg., 5 p.m., Sports Bldg., 606 Hoover St.
Racquetball Club - Practice Mtg., 7-9 p.m., CCRB Cts. 10 & 11.
Science Res. Club - Mtg., 7:30-10 p.m., Chrysler Aud., N. Campus.
Amnesty Int'l. - Gen. Mtg., 7 p.m., Union.
Baptist Student Union - Mtg., 7 p.m., 2435 Mason.
Ann Arbor Go Club - Mtg., 7-11 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
His House Christian Fellowship - Fellowship & Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., 925
E. Ann St.
Society of Christian Engineers-Brown Bag Mtg., noon, 315 W. Eng.
Impact Jazz Dance Company-Workshop, B. Siff, 7-8:15, Ballroom, Union.
Folk Dance Club - Folk Dancing Beginners class, 7-8:30 p.m., corner of
State & Wm., 3rd floor.
Folk Dance Club - Intermediate Macedonian class, 8:30-10 p.m., dance
studio, corner of State & Wm., 3rd floor.
Exhibition and Sales of Foil Etchings and Strass Crystal-9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
1st floor, Michigan Union.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
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