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Markley residents anticipate U
(Continued from page 1)
In any case, the prediction may have spelled 'Don't want to study
disaster for Markley, which is designed in the distinct
pattern of the letter "H." (Some confident residents for midterms? Pick a
said last night that they weren't worried since West low number and die
Quad looks a little like a lower case "e" and Alice
Lloyd dormitory vaguely resembles a "C." But earl .'
unquestionably, Markley was the most likely target,
at least on this campus.) -Sign on a Markley
ATTEMPTS BY this newspaper to verify the exist-
ence of the prediction were to no avail yesterday, but
more on that later. Anyway, as of press time last meant Michigan, and the double letters "e" and "p"
night no real tragedy had struck the dorm - yet. in the word "Peer" meant second floor, according
A quick survey of dorm residents produced no real to David Weinstein, a hall resident.
evidence that the prediction was ever written. But In the hall bathroom sat a pumpkin with a plastic
that wasn't really a concern to anyone; everybody knife sticking in it and jelly dripping down the side.
had murder on their minds. Nobody seemed to know On the wall, someone had written the word "murder"
just how these people would die, or who was to do the backwards, so it could be read in the mirror.
killing. Possibilities ranged from poisoning (not Weinstein, who couldn't identify anyone who ac-
completely out of the question, considering the food tually had seen a copy of the prediction, said his
at Markley) to a chainsaw massacre. hallmates had heard about it after "somebody's
"I also heard someone was going to throw grenades mother called because she saw it at a supermarket."
in the rooms and that someone was going to drive a
truckload of dynamite into the hall," said Don Blome, BACK ON REEVES, John Krolicki said he heard
a resident in Blagdon house. the predictions had been published in both the Detroit
Just a few diBadown from Blome's room, a memo Free Press and the National Enquirer. But standing
board read: "55 must die." right next to him, Jim Park cited a source on "fourth
ACROSS THE dorm, on the fourth floor of Reeves Elliot" (another Markley house) who read it in the
house, the 53 men on the hall chose numbers for the Detroit News.
order in which they were to die. "Don't want to study
for midterms? said the sign-up sheet on one room's
door, "pick a low number and die early."S
In still another of Markley's four wings, which S U bsCib e to
make up the arms of the "H," residents of Little
house were cetain that they'd be the victims. Accor-M ich ig a
killer would be wearing a "Little Bo Peep" costume.
Second floor Little residents deducted that they were P he
the targets since "Little" meant the hall, "Bo" o

[aloween doom
One resident told the Daily he was sure he read it in
Jeanne Dixon's predictions in the Enquirer during
the summer. But a call to the National. Enquirer's
Florida headquarters revealed that Dixon doesn't
predict in the Enquirer; she writes for The Star.
A Star staff member searched through Dixon's 1983
predictions and told the Daily he could find no
evidence of tragedy in the Big Ten.
So it was back to the Enquirer, where the staff was
most unhelpful.
"Would you please check to see if you've had any
predictions recently concerning 53 deaths on October
31 in a dormitory in the Big Ten that looks like a let-
ter."
"I'm sorry, I can't," answered an Enquirer staff
member. "But if it happens, would you call us
tomorrow?"
So much for the Enquirer.
The Graduate Library doesn't keep these
periodicals; the receptionist atdthe Ann Arbor Public
Library only laughed when we asked.
Calls to about a dozen local beauty parlors in sear-
ch of back issues turned up evidence that most shops
aren't open on Monday evenings, and those that are
don't carry the publications.
We even tried the grandmother of one Daily staff
member. But she wasn't home; it was Bingo night
back home in Dearborn Heights.
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Mayors
split on
Jackson
candidacy
(Continued from page 1)
nomination.
Richard Arrington, mayor pf Bir-
minham, Alabama, said he had mixed
emotions abut black activist Jesse
Jackson's announced candidacy for the
Democratic presidential nomination.
The mayor said he didn't know if this
was the right time for a black to run for
president.
Arringston said he is leaning toward
supporting former Vice President
Walter Mondale and is worried that
Jackson's candidacy might hurt
Democratic Party unity.
The mayor said fragmenting the par-
ty so early might hurt the interests of
blacks, Hispanics and other groups that
want a voice in drawing up the party
platform.
"By the time you settle on the
nomination, the platform is very much
in place," he said.
Arrington said he would discuss
Jackson's candidacy with other black
mayors leaning towards or actively
supporting Mondale, including Richard
Hateher of Gary, Ind.; Andrew Young
of Atlanta, Tom Bradley of Los Angeles
and Coleman Young of Detroit.
He said it was "hard to say" how
Jackson's candidacy would affect
Alabama's Democratic presidenltial
primary next March.
"Jesse has proven to have as strong a
black following as any black in this
country," Arrington said.
He said he expects 25 percent or more
of the voters in the primary to be black,
but he didn't want to predict how many
would vote for Jackson.
Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who
had maintained that a Jackson cam-
paign would be a dangerous strategy
that would raise and deflate the hopes
of poor people, said yesterday that "I
have to respect his decision and hope
for the best."
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