The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 2, 1983 - Page 3
By BARBARA MISLE
A crisis line for women with eating
disorders opened Sunday in response to
the growing number of women at the
University - and nationwide - who
suffer from anorexia and bulimia.
The hotline, 971-0606, which will
operate every night from 6 to 11, will
give women with eating disorders
specialized counseling that other local
crisis lines can't provide, said Judy
Kronberg, director of the project.
THE 16 VOLUNTEER counselors,
many of them recovered anorexics or
bulimics, will help women with eating
disorders realize they're not "weird"
} and refer then to local therapists, said
"It's such a new issue, and it's just
coming out of the closet, people don't
know where to call for help," said
Kronberg, who is also a psychologist at
the Human Growth Center in Ann Ar-
"It's a special problem and the feed-
back I'm getting from other (local)
hotlines is they are glad we are starting
a crisis line because they don't know
what to do with the (eating disorder)
calls (they receive)," said Kronberg.
BOTH ANOREXIA and bulimia cen-
ter on a fear of gaining weight and
mainly affect women.
Victims of anorexia lose 25 percent of
their body weight through self-
starvation. And bulimics become
caught in a vicious cycle of gorging and
purging through self-induced vomiting
or overdoses of laxatives.
Some local therapists say bulimia af-
fects as many as 20 percent of female
University students. Nationwide, an
estimated 13 percent of college-aged
womensuffer from bulimia, according
to a study done at the New York
Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
THE NUMBER OF women suffering
from the two disorders has ballooned in
recent years partly because of
America's obsession with being thin,
"People are just starting to wake up and
see that eating disorders are a serious
problem and it's not going away," said
Pat Voice, an Eastern Michigan
University student who worked with
Kronberg to plan the crisis line.
"We have to start dealing with (the
problem - and dealing with it openly,"
The crisis line has only received a few
calls since Sunday because so few
people know about the hotline, said
Voice. She added that she hopes even-
tually the hours will be extended past 11
Kronberg and Voice started the crisis
line, a non-profit organization called
The Center for Eating Disorders, with a
$500 loan from the Human Growth Cen-
ter, Kronberg said. The hotline will be
funded through private donations and
grants, she said.
The University Musical Society presents the Soviet Emigre Orchestra at
Power Center, tonight at 8 p.m.
Hill St - In the Heat of the Night, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
Theatre and Drama - "Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner" by David
Wood, 10:15, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Hebrew Day School - Second annual benefit concert series, the Eastern
Michigan University Faculty Chamber Musicians in a Brahms Recital, 7:30
p.m., social hall of Beth Israel congregation, 2000 Wastenaw.
Ark - Open mike night, 8p.m., 1421 Hill.
Second Chance - Jarod.
Law School - Francis Jacobs, "Towards a United Kingdom Bill of Rights," 4
p.m., 120 Hutchins Hall.
F sychiatry - John Rush, "Toward a Pathopsychology of Depression,"
10:30 a.m., CPH Aud.
Russian & European Studies - Brown bag. Pavel Cameanu, "The
Stalinist Model's Strategy," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Chemistry - Analytical Seminar, David Rorabacher, "Ohemistry of
Crown-Thioether Complexes," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem; organic seminar,
L.J. Valdes, "Isolation of Active Diterpenes from the Hallucinogenic
Mexican Mint, Salvia Divinorum," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
Near Eastern & N. African Studies - William Hickman, "The Printing
Press & Its Impact on 19th Century Ottoman Turkey," 4 p.m., 429 Mason.
Dentistry - Oral biology seminar, Dennis Lopatin, "Bacteria-Directed,
Antibody-Dependent, Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity," 4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Guild House; Canterbury Loft - Disc. on Christianity & Capitalism
Today, Tom Weisskopf, "Capitalism: What Is It, How Does It Affect Us?"
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Church, Catherine and Division.
Biological Sciences - Seminar, Frederick Neidhardt, "Heat Shock &
Related Stress Responses of Escherichia Coli & Higher Organisms," 4 p.m.,
American Statistical Association- Morris DeGroot, "Trial by Jury: The
Optimal Use of Challenges in Jury Selection," 8 p.m., Rm 1018 Business
CAAS - Jemadari Kamar, "The Invasion of Grenda," noon, Whitney
Auditorium, 1309 School of Education.,
Statistics - Robert Keener, "Distributions on Partitions," 4 p.m., 451
Science Fiction Club -8:15 p.m., League.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - 9p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Informal worship, 7 p.m.; Bible study on the
Gospel of Luke, 7:30 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m., corner of S. Forest and Hill.
International Center - Informational meeting and film on Semester at
Sea program, 7:30 p.m., International Center.
College Democrats -.Mass meeting, guest speaker Lana Pollack, 7 p.m.,
- Kuenzel Rm., Union.
Students for a SANE Nuclear Policy - Mass meeting, 7 p.m., Assembly
WCBN - "Radio Free Lawyer," 6p.m., 88.3FM.
Kayak Club - In-Pool Open House, 7 p.m., NCRB.
Transcendental Meditation Program - Introduction, 8 p.m., 528 W. Liber-
UM Bood Donor Coordinating Council - Annual Blood Donor Battle,9
a.m.-3p.m., Union Ballroom.
CRLT; Michigan Media Faculty Workshop, "Overhead Transparency
Museum of Art - Art Break, Bobbie Levine, "Shing Mao Yeh & Joes von
Young Peoples Theater - Auditions for "Scrooge," 7 p.m., Performance
Network, 408 W. Washington.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop - Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
Affirmative Action; Breakthrough - Dramatically Able, drama
workshop for disabled and able members, 4:30 p.m., Rm c, League.
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Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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to shoot protestors
LONDON (AP) - The government
warned groups protesting deployment
of U.S. cruise missiles yesterday that,
under "extreme circumstances,'"
soldiers might shoot people who break
into nuclear weapons bases. Defense
Secretary Michael Heseltine said in an
interview with a commercial television
station that troops could use firearms if
intruders entered the most heavily
"It is my duty to make it clear that
there are extreme circumstances
where people could be at risk,"
Heseltine warned. He said guards would
have to consider the possibility that
seeming protesters were terrorists in
"THE DIFFICULTY is that you can't
tell the difference between a terrorist
and a peace protester if the terrorist
has taken the trouble to make himself
look like one," he said.
In Parliament an opposiiton Laborite
challenged Heseltine to give assuran-
ces that troops would not shoot
protesters. But the defense secretary
replied heatedly, "I categorically will
give no such assurance."
Both Prime Minister Margaret That-
cher and Heseltine cautioned the
demonstrators during a House of
Commons session shortly after
protesters rushed the perimeter fence
at the Greenham Common U.S. Air
Force base, thinking that a just-landed
C-5A Galaxy transport plane had
brought the first missiles to Britain.
Peace sign AP Photo
Bonnie Urfer, Jim Harkness and Keenen Peck show their opposition to U.S.
involvement in Grenada by chaining themselves to the Madison, Wisc.
Federal Building yesterday. They were put in chains by Madison police later.
Profs play vicious water sport to keep fit
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Dunking, strangleholds, scissors and
other maneuvers are common methods
used to prevent a goal or to intercept
"We do discourage people from
kicking others in the face," Loomis
WHEN A PLAYER is desperate for
air from being held underwater for a
long period of time, there is a way to let
his aggressor know.
"If you're being held under water and
you want to come up we have a signal -
pinch a guy or tap him on the leg three
times," Loomis said.
Ann Arbor psychiatrist and Flounder
Glenn Groustra said that although the
game may seem uncivilized, it actually
requires a degree of responsibility not
found in any other sport.
"THERE ARE NO rules in the game
so it leaves the individual to structure
and control his behavior," Groustra
said. "I can't think of any other sport
that has such aggressive, physical ac-
tivity, without a referee."
Although the game looks like a melee,
Flounders claim it involves a lot of
strategy. "There is this finesse to it just
like any other sport where you feel good
about making nice plays even if you
don't score," Burgard said.
Players range from members'
children to 80 year-olds.
Choosing teams is no easy task. Each
side must be matched evenly so that
one team doesn't repeatedly overpower
the other. By matching speeds against
strengths both youngsters and older
men can play the game despite dif-
ferent skills and make a contribution to
IF THIS BALANCE is not achieved
on the first evaluation, changes are
made during the game until it is
Flounders say the game was created
to provide a strenuous but fun exercise
in a short amount of time as an alter-
native to the tedium of merely swim-
"Three times a week with this game
and you're danger-proofed from car-
diovascular problems," said Jim Pap-
sdorf, Flounder and professor of
Seventy-eight-year-old senior Floun-
der, Eugene Power, a former Univer-
sity Regent, said he plays because "one
loses his strength if he doesn't exercise
vigorously." He has been a member of
the club since 1932.
IF A PLAYER CAN last three games,
he is eligible to be a member. Students
are allowed to play, but Flounders
assert that undergraduates playing
with their professors makes for an un-
comfortable atmosphere. Un-
dergraduates are not allowed to
"It would be kind of like going out
with your psychologist," Burgard said.
Being a member also has -its respon-
Initial membership permits the new
Flounder the "honor" of buying coffee
for the group at the after-game lunch. If
a member gets his name in the paper,
he has to buy a round of coffee for the
group. And if he gets his picture in the
paper, he has to buy ice cream for the
ANY UPWARD movement in a
member's life - a new spouse, child,
:new car - confers the honor to buy cof-
fee at lunch.
Flounders say lunch is just as impor-
tant as the game: After a barbaric
wrestling match in the pool there's no
better place to talk about one's
livelihood than over a good meal.
"You can't talk to a guy in ISR (In-
stitute for Social Research) while
you're swimming around the pool,"
said veteran Flounder and English
Prof. Richard Bailey.
Women have played with the Floun-
ders occasionally (suits on) but not on a
"IN GENERAL there haven't been
many women pounding on the door to
play," Loomis said.
Some Flounders insist that women
would add a new dimension to the game
- not a very pleasant one.
"It certainly would change the game
a lot," Loomis said. "Soften it. We
"One time some girls played with us
and the guys were being very:protec-
tive toward them," Lauckner said. "It
made the game a little less violent."
All- Over the
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Lauckner, who holds a second degree
black belt in Judo, said in this game you
have to be on guard at all times. "My
first experience with the game I en-
countered an 81-year-old man who tried
to drown me."
FLOUNDERS say injuries are few
except for some gouges on the back, a
poke in the eye or maybe a cut lip.
"Usually you leave with a few scrat-
ches but they go away within a few
days," Papsdorf said.
Aside from the intense competiton
involved in the sport Flounders are not
typical "macho" men. In fact "they're
pretty sensitive-warm kind of guys,"
Flounder members have included
some distinguished men over the past
Professor Clark Hopkins of classical
archeology, who led some major ar-
cheological investigations, played
flounder until he was nearly 80 years
HOPKINS IS the author of The
Flounders: Fifty Years, a volume of
biographies of past and present mem-
Jack Blott and Harry Kipke, both
University football coaches were
Flounder members. Kipke also served
as a University regent.
The director of intramural sports and
the sports building, joined the Floun-
ders in the early days of the club. Earl
Riskey, the inventor of paddleball.
Bill Parkinson, a professor of physics and
the director of the University's
cyclotron laboratory, took the plunge in
1950. Parkinson invented and patented
the electronic device that times swim,,
mers to oue thousandth of a second. '
SOME CURRENT members include:
" Realtor John Sharemet, a former
University swimmer. Sharemet-
organized and' directed Huron Valley
National Bank for 14 years anA
developed Arborland Shopping Cen-
" Sheridan Baker, professor of English-
and editor of the Michigan Quarterly
Lauckner, a member since 1966, said
he's developed some close relationships:
with Flounders. "I probably know
these people better than anybody ex-:
cept my parents and my wife and,
"If they ask a favor I don't think
twice about doing it for them-I would
hestitate possibly with'even a colleague
but not with a Flounder. And I'd try to
do a good job," Lauckner said.
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