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Page 6-Saturday, November 18, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Regents reject initial

BLEAK DAYS AHEAD FOR STATE AND NATION:

action on
(Continued from Page 1)
criticism for it. I have no question that
the students in those dormitories are
strongly opposed to this.
"I've resolved it in my own mind by
saying we ought to do it," Fleming con-
tinued. "It's unpopular with the
generation that's here now, but we
can't say it's going to be unpopular with'
future generations."
BROWN AGREED with one of the
reasons for the plan, noting food con-'
solidation would be one of the few
places where the University can save
money. But he added that "there aren't
many places where we can save the
smallness of the University.
"I just don't feel that to save the one
per cent (per student) is enough to of-"
fset the loss of community that is
created byhaving smaller dining
rooms," Brown said.
The validity of the report submitted
to the Regents by Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer James
Brinkerhoff and Vice-President for
Student Services Henry Johnson was
questioned by Laro.
"I'M A LITTLE bit uneasy with the
figures. I have to say you could almost
end up with a forecast depending on
where you want to stand," Laro said. "I
don't feel these are reliable figures."
Due to $667,000 worth of renovation
The state of California has the highest
and lowest points in the conterminous
48 states - both of them within 85 miles
of each other. Mount Whitney is 14,494
feet high and Death Valley is 282 feet
below sea level.

lining hall
which is slated for dormitory kitchens
should the consolidated meal plan not
be instituted, it would not be feasible to
consider the plan again for at least 15
years, according to University Housing
Director Robert Hughes.
In other action during yesterday's
meeting, consideration of a new
University contract with the Public In-
terest Group in Michigan (PIRGIM)
was delayed until the December
meeting because Baker,who could not
attend the Meeting, had previously
requested the decision be delayed.
BUT BECAUSE some action was
necessary prior to student registration,
which takes place before the next
meeting, the Regents agreed to extend
the present arrangement for one term.
The contract states that PIRGIM must
retain the support of one third of the
student body in order to receive a
"check-off" position on student
verification forms.
The contract in consideration for next
year calls for support by only 22.5 per
cent of the students.
The Regents also reviewed a report
presented by Brinkerhoff on methods of
relieving the student housing shortage,
saying the most plausible solution
would be to relocate several offices in
West Quad into East Engineering, and
use the vacated rooms as student quar-
ters.

'U'

economics predict

By MARTHA RETALLICK
University economists Saul Hymans
and Harold Shapiro say both the state
and national economies are headed for
a slump next year.
Hymans and Shapiro yesterday
predicted slower growth for the
Michigan economy during the final
session of the University's 26th annual
Conference on the Economic Outlook.
Their forecast was based on the fin-
dings of the Economics Department's
Research Seminar on Quantitative
Economics, which they co-direct.
Shapiro noted the state economy has
made a strong recovery from the 1974-
75 recession. However, this recovery
has slackened in recent months, he ad-
ded.
FOR NEXT YEAR, Shapiro predic-
ted a "sharp increase" in the state
unemployment rate. The current
jobless figure stands at 6.9 per cent and
will climb to eight per cent next year,
according to the forecast. Hardest hit
will be durable goods manufacturing,'
particularly the auto industry, and con-
struction.
The slowdown inthese two industries
will occur largely because of the
Federal Reserve Board's recently

adopted tight monetary policy, Shapiro
said.
Through interest rate hikes, the
Federal Reserve Board hopes to com-
bat inflation and make the sagging U.S.
dollar a more attractive investment to
.foreigners. Lately the value of the
dollar has gone up in foreign money
markets, but the effect of tighter money
on inflation remains to be seen,
Hymans said.
IN THE MEANTIME, states such as
Michigan which are dependent on the
auto industry will fel the pinch of higher
interest rates. Since many people
borrow money to buy cars, higher in-
terest rates translate into higher
prices, which keep buyers awayfrom
dealers' showrooms.
The expected state jobless rate of
eight per cent will be almost one and a
half percentage points higher than the
Peru has a Pacific coastline of 1,410
miles and is 800 miles wide at its ex-
treme. Its 496,222-square-mile area is
comparable to the combined size of
Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

expected national figure of 6.7 per cent!
This is because when Michigan's
economy slows down, "we slow down a
little more than the U.S. economy,"
Shapiro said.
The state inflation rate, as measured
by the Detroit Consumer Price Index
(CPI), will also climb next year.
Currently, this figure stands at 7.4 per
cent. In 2979, the CPI will rise to 8.2 per
cent, giving no relief to the state's in-
flation-weary consumers.

79 slump
HOWEVER, Shajro said he is con-
fidekf the governrent will ease its
restrictive economy policy by mid-
1979, since he believ's the dollar's ex-
change rate will have improved by
then.
This easing of govetment economic
policy should providea boost to the
state economy by late next year, he
said. The state's auto ad construction
industries would be helpd by the easier
monetary policy, Shapir added.

State judges ignore

invitation
By JEFFREY WOLFF
With Wire Service Reports
Of the 173 Michigan circuit and
federal-court judges invited to tour the
overcrowded Huron Valley State
Womens' Prison in Ypsilanti yesterday,
not one showed up.
The tour was sponsored by the
"Lifeliners" group, part of the
American Association of University
Women (AAUW), which has been
working for the past seven years with
women incarcerated for life.

Report shows decline in black enrollment

TONITE ONLY!
Cinema1 1
presents fhe
Ann Arbor Premiereof

DUELLIST
Set'in Europe in the Napoleonic
period, this film, adapted from
Joseph Conrad's The Duel, is
about a cavalry officer's sudden
flare-up of rage over a trifling
imagined insult by another officer
which grows into a private war.
Starring Harvey Keitel (Taxi
Driver, Blue Collar) and Keith
Carridine (Nashville, Pretty Baby).
The sensudI lush photography is
the most impressive since Barry
Lyndon.
At 7:00 & 9:00
Angell Hall Aud. "A"
$1.50
SUN: THE HARDER THEY COME

(Continued from Page 1)
Variations in the two sets of figures
are also caused by the definition of
"student" used in each compilation.
The self-identified list is compiled
and sent to various offices serving
minority students, enabling them to
contact and inform their constituency.
Final Performance Tonight!
People
are -"-.
areLiving.
There.
A Play by
Athol Fugard
University
Socase ProduCtionsb
Nov. 15 -_18.
8p.m.
Trueblood Cheat re
Tickets $ 2.00
at P.T.P. Office
in The Michigan League
764-0450
This production has been selected for entry in:
AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL X1,
presented by The John F. Kennedy Center For
The Performing Arts Alliance For Arts Education
produced by American Theatre Assoc. sponsored
by the Amoco Co.

VISTA
is coming
alive again.
How about
coming
alive
with us?
Here's your chance to
do something for America.
We need all kinds of VISTA
volunteers. All kinds of skills.
People eighteen or eighty, we
don't care. High-income or low
income. We don't care as long
as you come. Come to VISTA'
for the most important experi-
ence of your life. VISTA needs
you. VISTA is coming alive
again. Call toll free:
800-424-8580. VITA

This list includes all active students on
campus, whether they are full or part-
time students. The official University
report, on the other hand, includes only
full-time students.
SENTIMENT AMONG black leaders
on campus is that the- enrollment
among black students is down. Latta,
the only black on City Council, said,
"It's absolutely true that the black

enrollment is going down. It has been
for the last three years."
Richard Garland, the black represen-
tative in the office of Minority Student
Services, said he can sense a decline in
the enrollment by walking around the
campus. Garland also said that not as
many blacks have come in for coun-
seling.
"There used to be a very large num-
ber who would come into this office to
see me, but not very many are coming
in here anymore," he asserted.
GARLAND'S FEELINGS were
echoed by Steve Lewis, the contact per-
son for black fraternity Phi Beta
Sigma.
"The population is going down,"
Lewis said. "I would be surprised if
there were even 2,000 blacks on campus
now."
There has been a decline in the num-
ber of black activites at Trotter House,
according to Beulah Sanders, the house
director. "Besides the drop in
programs, I have detected a decrease.
in the black population, and an increase
in Hispanics and Asian Americans."
If, when released, the official figures

do reflect a slight increase in the black
enrollment, the percentage of increasee
will still not be sufficient to fulfill the
University's 1970 commitment to the
black community here.
IN THAT YEAR, during the Black
Action Movement (BAM) strike on
campus, the University promised to in-
crease the black enrollment to 10 per
cent of the total student population.
However, between 1970 and this year,
the black percentage of the population
has never been above 7.2 per cent, and
declined to 6.6 per cent last year.
University Vice-President' for
Academic Affairs Harold Shaprio
thinks the goal will be reached. "I think
we can reach the 10 per cent goal," he
said. "We have to get as many qualified
minority students as possible to come to
the University."
He added that "this is not a problem
that can be solved in a year or two. It's
a gradual process. We've done a lot of
things ,to help, including expanding the
counseling services of the Opportunity
Program and of the Coalition for the
Use of Learning Skills program, and
starting a new recruitment program."

to visit ail
LAUNA WAKENHUT, AAUW chair-
woman, said, "We were nt so naive
that we expected full respone, but cer-
tainly we did not anticipate btal rejec-
tion, either."
Wakenhut explained the eent was
planned because "We feel, ascitizens,
that if they (the judges) are gang to be
sending people here, they ougit to- at
least know what's going on -r des
not go on here."a
Wackenhut said she has sat in on
many trials, and heard judges siggest
all sorts of rehabilitative prograns in
which the convict-to-be shoulc par-
ticipate. Her reaction, she says, i that
"It, would be funny,.if it weret so
tragic, that while the judge is talkixg of
all these programs, we know that
they're just not going to happen."
Wakenhut attributes this discrepaicy
between the judges' rhetoric ind
reality to "benign neglect" in sane
cases, while for others, "It's sinply
that they just do not know." The bur,
she said, would have shown the judges
"what was available, program-wise"
"I'm sure .there were some legitimate
excuses," Wakenhut said of the judges'
no-show, "but some probably went deer
hunting, too."
The $10.5 million prison, completed 16
months ago, was designed to gold 390
women previously incarcerated at the
Detroit House of Corrections, but it
already has a population of 399.
The irony of the matter, according to
Wakenhut, is that while "the crime rate
for women nationwide and statewide
has been dropping steadily since 1975,
incarceration and sentencing s in-
creasing dramatically, and more o for
women than for men."
Wakenhut said a report put o4t in
August by State Corrections Director
Perry Johnson stated that if the present
rate of incarceration continues, 'We
would need a new facility the size of
Huron Valley every three years."

LSA-SG office hopefuls stump

(Continued from Page 1)
creative faculties students have."
But reactions to the three referenda
which appear on Monday and
Tuesday's ballot brought out far less
unanimity among the prospective
council members:
TWO BALLOT questions are non-
binding opinion samples of LSA student
opinion. One asks if the student body
feels experiential learning (Projects
Outreach and Community and inter-
nships) should be continued as an ac-
credited field of study, while the other
seeks student input on the subject of a
hike in the fee each student pays to

LSA-SG, from the current 50 cents to
one dollar.
The candidates gave unanimous sup-
port to the continuation of the experien-
tial learning projects now under the
scrutiny of the LSA Curriculum Com-
mittee, but were more divided on the
fee hike question.
SOC candidate Sally Eibert, Bullshit
Party member Aaron Landy and In-
dependent Don Solomon all opposed the
fee increase. Eibert said she thought
existing funds could be found to support
various programs, while Landy saw the
need for more efficient use of the

The Ann Arbor Film ooperetwe presents at MLB 3
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
THE SERPENT'S EGG
(Ingmar Bergman, 1978) 7 & 9-MLB 3
In his second English-language film, Bergman widens the focus of his tighter
psychological works to view a whole society gone mad-Munich in the 30's,
rotating from anti-Semitism. David Carradine is Abel Rosenberg, a Jewish-
American circus artist-turned-alcoholic who unders*ands what is happening;
uncomprehending Manuela (LIV ULLMAN) supports k.im by singing in a garish
cabaret to a few cheerless climax, from which Bergman, yet with the visually
intricate symbols only he can create. With HEINZ BENNETT.
Monday: I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE & BODY SNATCHER

dollars LSA-SG currently receives'as
an important concern.
The Student House Party slate of
Thomas Bohlmann and Corando
Carrizales supported the fee increase
because the benefits to the LSA student
body as a whole outweighed the fity
cent per term increase each student
would be assessed.
Bohlmann and Carrizales are one of
two presidential slates entered in the
race. Current council members Bob
Stechuk and Katherine Friedman
(PAC) are also seeking the top LSA-SG
slots.
THE THIRD ballot question would
revamp LSA-SG members' ° term
lengths from the current staggered full
and half-year terms to full-year terms
for all fifteen council seats, president
and vice-president. The amendment
would change LSA-SG elections from
twice-yearly contests to a single
November election.
Bullshit Party candidate Doug Stein-
berg strongly opposed an election
change. Steinberg said the savings the
student government would garner by
running only one election would not be
spent wisely.
Young Socialists member Stan Hills
also rejected the twice-a-year election
scheme because "The student body
changes every semester." Hills, felt
frequent elections would mirror the
changing needs of the students.
INDEPENDENT Lew Loss felt,
however, that it is the "semi-annual
elections (which) disrupt the flow of
continuity" in LSA-SG. Yearly Novem-
ber elections were supported by most
independents, including author Dan
Solomon, as well as US, SHP and PAC.

r

DIVINE in

1971

PINK FLAMINGOS
The infamous cut-classic of the American underground. John Waters'
tour-de-forte is probably one of the most vile and repungant films to be
shown on a national scale. This most disgusting of films ever made stars
Divine, who competes for the title "Filthiest Person in the World," and, of
course, wins. A must-see film if there ever was one.
SUN: DARK STAR

CINEMA GUILD

TONIGHT AT
7:00, 8:30 & 10:00

OLD ARCH. AUD.
$1.50

Mediatrics Presents:
ALFRED HITCHCOCK NIGHT
MURDER (1930). One of the rare whodunits from the master of suspense,
mIncn I s-n cks itckriecnkalrnedv in command of his stvle. "It was an interestina

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