The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 6, 1989 - Page 3
BY MARION DAVIS
William Haber, renowned labor economist
and former LSA dean, died at his Barton Hills,
Mich., home on Dec. 30. He was 88.
In addition to his duties at the University,
Haber was a member of the advisory council
that drafted the nation's first social security law
and was the principal drafter of Michigan's un-
mployment insurance law.
Former University President Robben Flem-
ing said Haber's outside work contributed sig-
nificantly to his career as an economics
"His life was dedicated not only to teaching
and writing, but also to public service," Flem-
ing said. "His work in the 'real world' made it
possible for him to understand the limitations
of theory, which was fascinating for his stu-
Two weeks before his death, Haber was
honored by the University's Board of Regents
when they established the William Haber Pro-
fessorship of Modern Jewish History.
The professorship is supported by an en-
dowment from The Frankel Center for Judaic
Studies. Todd Endelman, professor of Judaic
history, said the establishment of an endowed
chair recognizes the importance of the field of
Haber played an active role in Jewish affairs
during his adult life. After World War II he ad-
vised the American army on resettlement of
Jewish concentration camp survivors. Haber
worked extensively with the Organization for
Rehabilitation Through Training program,
which trained Jews in various job fields after
Haber also authored several books on social
security, unemployment insurance, labor rela-
tions, and economic development.
He earned his bachelors', master's, and doc-
toral degrees in economics from the University
He joined the University of Michigan fac-
ulty in 1936 as a professor of economics and
chaired the Department of Economics before
accepting appointment as LSA Dean - a post
which he held from 1963 to 1968. Haber re-
tired in 1971.
Haber is survived by his wife and two sons.
... led LSA college
Y MARK SHAIMAN
A sell-out crowd of more than
1 600 people crammed into the
Nlichigan Theater last night for the
Midwest premier of The Accidental
7'ourist, the latest film by Univer-
sity graduate Lawrence Kasdan.
| As the ticketholders flowed in,
tlIeir pictures were taken by a group
of pseudo-papparazzi, a comical
twist on the receiving lines that are
Usually reserved for the movie stars
themselves. Some patrons were even
asked for autographs as trumpets
*blasted in the background to an-
nounce their arrival.
The lobby was not only filled by
tie filmgoers but also by numerous
references from the film such as
t avel posters and street maps of
Baltimore, where the majority of the
film occurs. And on the platform of
the stairs sat a quartet of cardplayers
doing an imitation of the card game
that the family in The Accidental
John Lauter, the Michigan The-
ater organist, entertained the crowd
as they struggled to find an empty
seat with a number of selections on
t4e Barton Organ, including a few
l4ieces by John Williams, who wrote
the music for the film.
When the lights went down, Russ
Collins, the manager of the Michi-
an Theater, welcomed the crowd and
anked those involved in making
the premier possible. First men-
tioned was Prof. Frank Beaver, chair
of the University Communications
Iepartment, who -was the contact-
BY ELIZABETH ROBBOY maybe a third wil
You stand behind the spotlight. a performer.
You feel your heart tremble. Your "Thank you, n
insides are a mess. Still, you project from the auditoriu
confidence, keeping an undaunted But those of y
smile plastered to your face. performing for a
"Number 15!" the director calls Broadway doesn'
from somewhere in the darkened sent "success."
theater. Although not o
Okay, you're up. It is time to Musical Theaterg
switch on the emotion. Time to theatrical - perf
channel that nervous energy into theater, teaching
positive thoughts. All you have is designing costur
16 bars to sell yourself - less than composing, Deter
thirty seconds to demonstrate every- "No one real!
thing you've learned. Sharon Rosin, a 2
Exhilaration, anxiety, and adren- Theater major, w
aline shoot through your body. You years of experi
take a deep breath, soaking up the "You only set you
blackness and the space. The "theater"
bug" has bitten again. The audience
You are performing in the annual withholding their
University Musical Theater Work- wondering, alsoq
shop for a captive audience of family is it like to spen
and friends. It is supposed to feel University studyin
like a real audition. And it does. voice, piano, ac
Practicing for auditions accli- theater?
mates you to the real-life pressure of Intense. Comp
performing, the competition, the rewarding.
worries that haunt stage life, and the A typical dayf
grim statistics. majors stretches i
Ten percent will drop out of the p.m., and then fr
program annually, estimated Brent p.m., if they ar
Wagner, director of the School of show. Many win
Music's Musical Theater Program. 19 credits, more
And of that number, said former LSA student.
Musical Theater major Marti Deters, Another gruel
ill make a living as small, intensi
number 15," rings like I was alw
im, then silence.... with my friends
ou who have been is always pressc
while know that it comes to audi
t necessarily repre- high." You're
your friend wil
n Broadway, many show you want
graduates will stay less, Deters, ct
orming in regional nior, misses the
, choreographing, But the long
mes, directing, or ing schedule, a
s said. ness of the pi
ly makes it," said stronger, say mi
5-year-old Musical "If you can
who has had three handle anythir
ence on the road. Rossi, a sophoi
ur own standards." Theater progran
a e dof show busine;
watches dazzled, balance 18
applause -- also bpe m8
questioning. What work-study jo
d four years at the wsd.
ng the art of dance' s ,yd
ting and musical Plus, you do
study with you
actresses, she sa
petitive. And verya s h
After you hi
for musical theater let out a silent
from 9 a.m. until 6 half-minute in
om 7 p.m. until11 ended.
e performing in a You reluctai
d up taking 18 or light, and new
than the average come your thou
the director? Wi
ling aspect of this Now all you
ve program is th
tween peers. "I fdit
vays in competition
," Deters said. There
ure to diet, and whent
tions, "the tensioigli
always worried that
1 get the part in the
, she said. Nonethe-
urrently an LSA j01
hours, the demand-
and the competitive-
rogram make them
usical theater majoir.
handle this, you can
ng," said Elizabeth
more in the Musidal
n. In the "real world"
ss, you don't have'tb
hours of school;
shows, holding a
b and sleeping, she
n't have to live and
ar fellow actors at I
t the last note, you
sigh of relief. Your
the spotlight ha&
ntly step out of the
ights: Did I impresS
ll I get the part?
have to do is wait.
People wait to enter the Michigan Theater last night for the
Midwest premiere showing of Accidental Tourist, starring
Kathleen Turner and William Hurt.
because of his continuing friendship
with his former student, director
Collins also read to the audience
the telegrams that were sent by some
of the people involved in the film,
including Kathleen Turner, David
Ogden Stiers, and Ed Begley, Jr. In
his telegram, Kasdan referred to the
Michigan Theater as "one of my
oldest stomping grounds" and went
on to say that the occurrence of the
premier was "not as amazing as what
happened in Pasadena on Monday."
The premier was a benefit for
both the Michigan Theater and Win-
terfest, a new art fair that makes its
debut this February.
In 1949, the Michigan Theater
hosted a premier of the film It Hap-
pens Every Spring, and at the time
some film was taken of the event.
The footage, shown before the film,
was better than any cartoon, show-
ing what Liberty Street looked like
40 years ago.
(cunrt may dron maior
outas may be
*cut by Lotto proposal
ST. JACQUES, Mich. (AP) --
A country store owner says a Lotto
computer returned to her business
yesterday, along with a state promise
tb cut sales quotas in half, but
lottery officials say the pledge is
The proposal to cut the recently
raised weekly quotas has yet to be
pproved by Lottery Commissioner
lI ichael Carr, said spokesperson
1.auric Kipp Klecha in Lansing. She
said it would be a week or more
1 efore the lottery decides on the new
The change would replace a
S2,000 weekly sales quota which had
been raised to $3,000 on Jan. 1,
with a 1,200 weekly quota.
State officials say 123 of
Michigan's 3,800 Lotto vendors
can't meet the limit and now pay
between S65 and S125 a week in
The proposal from the lotterys
marketing division wasn't r blicizd
until after St. Jacques Grocery owner
Sue Hansen got fed up with paying
the state $65 a weekfr the rivilege
of selling lottery tickets.
1-ansen asked the state to yank its
Lotto machine Tuesday, which it
did. That angered loyal Lotto players
in the rural Big Bay De Noc area,
who were left without a machine to
play on. In the furor that followed, a
lottery official asked Hansen on
Wednesday to reconsider her deci-
"He was anxious to know if I
would take the machine back. He
said he had gotten a call strai uht
from Lansing to tell me what the
new policy would be," Hansen said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Iran-Con
tor sought dismissal yesterday of the
charges against former White House aideC
giving up a struggle with the Reagan ad
over disclosure of some of the nation's]
Independent counsel Lawrence Wals
dismiss conspiracy and theft charges, ci
"insistence on introducing classified infor
defense" and the Reagan administration's
lease material which the judge ruled North
North is still confronted with 12 felony
carry prison terms totaling as much as 60
THESE INCLUDE obstructing v
gressional and presidential inquiries in
Contra affair by preparing false stat
U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell
hearing for Monday to consider Walsh's
the two charges be dismissed "without pr
is, in a fashion that would leave the optio
President Reagan, returning to the V
from a California vacation, said of Walsh
ntra prosecu- satisfies our problem, which has been... concern about
two major national security... but of course the judge has not re;
Oliver North, sponded yet. We're waiting to see what the future i'
Iministration going to be."
best-kept se- ASKED WHETHER HE was going to pardon''
North, Reagan said. "We're waiting for the judicial
sh moved to process to go forward."
ting North's The president has repeatedly said he has no plans tot
mation in his pardon his former aide. But the head of the liberal-
refusal to re- group People for the American Way criticized the ad-
h would need ministration's stance on the classified documents and$
said Walsh's "efforts appear to have been sandbagged." -
charges that The group's president, Arthur Kropp, said "they
years. Reagan administration appears determined to give Ollie.
various con- North a 'pocket' pardon as a reward for his Iran-Contra'
Ito the Iran- activities."
ements and "The Department of Justice believes that the mo-
tion is a constructive step in the handling of a veryA
scheduled a sensitive national security issues," said the statement.
request that Reagan and Vice President Bush have been subpoe-
ejudice," that naed by North to testify at the trial, but dropping then
n of bringing two major charges could make it harder to show why
their testimony would be needed, perhaps defusing a-%
White House, legal issue that has threatened to delay the trial now
's motion. "It scheduled to begin Jan. 31.
NEW ANN ARBOR
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leadership was not going to attack
the recommendations on national
"In my view, it makes good sense
from the standpoint of both man-
agement and economy to allow the
Department of Defense to cut back
Oarginal installations as circum-
stances change," the admiral said.
"This is especially true in times
of fiscal constraints where the
resulting long-term savings assume
even more importance." he added.
Under the law, the commission
studied the Defense Department's
installations across the nation and
put together a list of those consid-
yred obsolete or unneeded.
Carlucci, as a strong proponent of
base closings, had been expected to
approve the list all along. But he
demonstrated his excitement by an-
nouncing his decision before a legal
deadline of Jan. 15 and by describing
base closings as a long overdue
He also said he would ask
Congress for $500 million in the
fiscal 1990 budget for a revolving
fund to help cover the up-front ex-
penses of closing bases.
Carlucci said he sympathized with
local political leaders who worried
about the economic impact of a base
"But on the other hand, they can't
have it both ways," he said.
"They can't say that we've got to
have efficiencies and economies in
the Department of Defense, and at
the same time defend bases which a
totally non-partisan, highly qualified
group... examined and said this par-
ticular base can be closed."
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