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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 61
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 16, 1978'
Regents to consider new dining comp lex
By MARK PARRENT
After waiting two months to obtain more information,
the University Board of Regents will today consider a
equest by administration officials that they approve initial
lans toward constructing a mass dining facility just west of
Though approval of the first step in the plan would mean
hiring an architectural firm to design the hall, University
Housing Director Robert Hughes said such a commitment
would not mean the University could not back out of the
project if designs were deemed unsurtable.
THE PROPOSED STRUCTURE would provide con-
solidated food service for the 2100 residents of Mosher-
Jordan, Alice Lloyd, Couzens, and Stockwell residence halls.
The dining facilities in those dorms would be converted to 100
additional rooms and living spaces.
Administration official contend the move would help to
counter rapidly rising room and board rates, while students
opposing the plan claim the monetary savings would not of-
fset the detrimental effects of the plan.
Approximately 150 students rallied last night in the main
lounge of Mosher-Jordan Hall to view a slide presentation
and hear leaders of the Student Coalition to Save University
Dining Systems (SUDS) explain their anti-consolidation
"Regents eat at home, why can't we?" chanted the
protestors as the meeting dispersed.
SUDS SPOKESMAN Warren Thornthwaite said the main
concern of the group is the potential loss of "community"
feeling that the individual dining systems offer.
The possible decline in the quality of the food produced in
the larger facility and the inconveniences faced by students
who would have to venture to the facility from their nearby
dorms is only part of the reason for the intense opposition,
said Mosher-Jordan resident Michael O'Connor.
"We're most afraid of the bulldozer coming in and busting
out our community," O'Connor said.
ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS have calculated the cost
of building the new facility and renovating the vacant dining
facilities to be $4,625,000. Part of the cost would be covered by
a $2.5 million portion of a low-interest loan recently approved
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
for the purpose. The remainder of the cost would come from
6 per cent revenue bonds.
The proposed facility would not be completed until the
1981-82 school year, at which time the net savings per student
in all dorms would be $26.27, according to a housing office
-report issued to the Regents. The savings would climb each
year, the report says, with savings per student reaching
$152.04 during the 2000-2001 school year.
Cost savings minus the debt service, from which the per
student rates were obtained, were figured with an annual in-
flation rate of 5 per cent. Additional net revenue, which was
See HILL, Page 9
Regents eat at home, why
can't we?'-Students rallying
against the proposed Hill area
consolidated dining facility
By JUDY RAKOWSKY
After a four-month delay, a coordi-
nating committee of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO) has gran-
ted a local firm final approval to con-
sunmate the sale of $2.8 million worth
ofgeological scanning equipment to the
People's Republic of China.
The sale of the equipment was
initially denied because it "might have
military implications" said State
Department spokesman KenBrown.
There was concern that the equipment
might be converted to detect military
operations and communications.
Alan Parker, president of Daedalus En-
terprises, Inc., said the equipment
would have to be totally reworked at a
great expense for such a use to be
PARKER SAID the committee's ap-
proval "indicates an opening up of
trade between the U.S. and China." He
added that the U.S. is the most conser-
vative nation trading with communist
A high source in the Commerce
Department, however, disagreed with
Parker. The source said cases are
usually considered individually and
that other cases that have been delayed
have "presented the same problems."
The cause of the delay was a mixture of
"the need to get additional technical in-
formation and some policy concerns,"
according to the source.
Parker speculated that France,
Germany, and Japan were the principle
objectors to the sale because they are
leading traders with the Chinese. It was
the intention'of the objectors to cause
embarrassment between the U.S. and
Chinese goverments, according to
See LOCAL, Page 9
A chartered jetliner carrying
246 people crashed near Colombo,
Sri Lanka. The plane broke up
and burned a mile from Colom-
ho's airport yesterday while
being guided down in a severe
thunderstorm, airport authorities
said. No further details were
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Sadat sees 'crisis
in Mideast talks
By The Associated Press
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
yesterday described the Mideast peace
talks as being in a state of "serious
crisis" and raised the possibility of a
suspension to allow Egypt and Israel
time to consider their positions.
Informed Egyptian sources said their
government has formulated new
proposals designed to avoid a total
deadlock in the Washington peace
treaty talks while still holding to
Egypt's primary demands.
IN JERUSALEM, the Israeli Cabinet
cut short its review of the Israeli-
Egyptian negotiations to await clarific-
tion of the new proposals.
The White House said President Car-
ter met with Israeli Defense Minister
Ezer Weizman on Tuesday to ask Israel
to wait until Egypt's new position is
clear before making any decisions.
Sadat, speaking to university
professors and students in Ismailia, a
Suez Canal town, said, "we hve gone a
long way at the Washington talks and
have achieved 90 per cent of the road.
"NOW WE ARE at a serious crisis
and if we can avoid it in order to
achieve the remaining 10 per cent by
suspending the talks for a while to allow
the parties to think again and then
resume, so be it," Sadat said.
The Egyptian leader did not
elaborate on the nature of the crisis, nor
did he refer to the reported fresh for-
mulation of Egypt's demands. Infor-
med sources in Cairo, however, said
"the word crisis can be underlined. It is
The Washington negotiations have
been snarled by Egyptian pressure to
link the development of peaceful Egyp-
tian-Israeli relations with -the tran-
sformation of the Israeli-occupied West
Bank and Gaza Strip into an
autonomous Palestinian region.
ISRAEL WANTS the peace treaty'to
sand on its own and has opposed set-
ting any timetable on the developments
in the West Bank or Gaza Strip.
There was some confusion in Western
diplomatic circles in Cairo as to the
weight of the new proposals, par-
ticularly over a report that Sadat was
demanding the "return" of the Gaza
Strip. Egypt administered the territory
from 1948 to 1967, when it was captured
E Sadat, harshly criticized by some
Arab states for ignoring the
Palestinians, has insisted that a link be
made. Because of Israel's rejection of
Egyptian demands thus far, the sources
said, Sadat was trying to deal with
Gaza first, leaving the West Bank for
"IT IS LESS emotional for them than
the West Bank," one source said. "It
would be easier to implement steps to
Gaza than in the West Bank."
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
told reporters after a three-hour
Cabinet session, "According, to the
latest reports received, Egypt is about
to submit new proposals and demands
related to the negotiations between the
two countries. These reports are not yet
official and complete,
"In view of this fact, the cabinet
decided to hold the political debate af-
ter it has received all the necessary
clarifications concerning the additional
positions of Egypt."
Daily Photo by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
true that law school places tremendous demands on its students.
seems to have succumbed to the pressures and waves a flag of
TRIES TO ENCOURAGE ELECTION COMPETITION:
LSA-$G allows second slate
By LEONARD BERNSTEIN
In an effort to "encourage as much
competition as possible," the Literary
College Student Government (LSA-SG)
last night allowed a second slate of
presidential and vice-presidential can-
didates to be placed on the ballot for
next week's election.
The decision to permit Student House
Party candidates Thomas Bohlmann
and Corando Carrizales to run for
president and vice-president of the
University's largest college came.five
days after the official filing deadline for
candidates in Monday and Tuesday's
BEFORE TONIGHT'S decision, only
one slate had been officially recognized
in the race for LSA-SG's top two spots.
The People's Action Coalition (PAC)
ticket of Bob Stechuk and Kathy
Friedman was filed before the
Carrizales filed for the race for vice-
president before the deadline, not
realizing the LSA-SG Election Code
requires the top two officers to be elec-
ted on one ticket.
At Friday's election meeting, which
took place immediately after the 5 p.m.
filing deadline, Elections Director
Harriet Strasberg decided to keep
Carrizales off the ballot until she con-
tacted him. Current LSA-SG President
Dick Brazee agreed to bring the matter
up at last night's council meeting.
BRAZEE grounded the council's
decision on section 4.20 of the LSA-SG
Election Code which allows "LSA-SG
and LSA Judiciary. . . the right to in-
terpret these rules.. . .
"I think we can do it (place
B,ohlmann and Carizales on the ballot)
by motion," said council member Bob
Spirnak at last night's meeting. "Look at
it realistically, who would sue?"
"It appears to me the only people who
have grounds for a suit are the PAC
people," Brazee said.
PAC CANDIDATE Bob Stechuk, also
a current council member, has said he
welcomes competition in the presiden-
tial and vice-presidential race in order
to encourage student participation in
"I think they should let the others on
the ballot," Stechuk said at Friday's
election meeting. "We are trying to use
the election to draw attention to LSA-
The council also decided to hold a
special meeting if its decision is
questioned. A special meeting can be
See LSA-SG, Page 2
AATA fails 10 obtai'n
BY JEFFREY WOLFFI
Margaret Mead dies
By AP and UPI
NEW YORK-Dr. Margaret Mead,
distinguished anthropologist, author,
lecturer and social critic, died yester-
day of cancer at the age of 76.
q"Dr. Mead, former curator of the
American Museum of Natural History,
died at New York Hospital, a museum
The Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority (AATA) has received only
$300,000 of the approximately $1.5
million in short term loans which it
sought from local banks.
But Richard Beaupre, chairman of
the AATA board's financial committee,
was grateful to receive even that one
$300,000 loan at 5.5 per cent interest
from the Community Bank of
Washtenaw. The going prime rate is 11
per cent. The deadline for bids expired
BEAUPRE AND AATA controller
Janice Mackim said AATA could not
have made it through November without
the $300,000. Mackim warned: "The
cash flow is very tight and I can live
with the current financial situation, but
only until December 22."
The board passed a resolution exten-
ding the deadline for accepting bids for
loans to December 5. Beaupre assured
the board the Ann Arbor Bank had said
it would make a bid and reported that at
promising to repay the loans through
anticipated federal funds to begin
arriving in March. He added that "The
money market is very tight."
WHEN BOARD member Joel
Samoff asked whether AATA's
borrowing troubles reflected a "deeper
problem," Beaupre replied that
AATA's financial situation "is not going
to get better, it's only going to get worse
as long as we continue to maintain the
(present) type of service." AATA
director Bob Works said, "We are not
doing anything in respect to service
cuts" since Beaupre had assured the
board that new bids would be made.
Beaupre supported his gloomy
analysis by noting that the ratio of
federal funds to revenue from local
millage is increasing annually. Since
the problem is that the federal funds do
not arrive until March, AATA will have
to fund each year an increasingly
larger proportion of its budget through
such short-term local bank loans.
Samoff's question of a long-term
By RON GIFFOD
A corporate right-wing minority in
this country has convinced the
American people that inflation is the
result of wasteful government spen-
ding and wage negotiations - an
analysis that is threatening to our
human service programs, California
Congressman Ronald Dellums told
about 300 people last night at
A speaker for the Viewpoint Lec-
tures series, the Democratic
Socialist representative from
California said this analysis is
creating a false notion that America
is following the pendulum-swing of,
t -wing swing
well-financed, and economically
powerful minority, a corporate right
wing, has given an analysis of
America's problems" that is in-
fluencing the politicians and the
"They claim the reasons for in-
flation are the high wages
negotiated by the trade unionists
and wasteful spending on the fun-
ctions of government," Dellums
said. As a result, Congress has taken
a meat-ax approach to cutting the
budget in order to please the voters,
IN DOING SO, Congress "has cut
programs involving human ser-
Dellums urges left t