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con siders

In the first of a series of working sessions called
to develop a solid waste management plan for Ann
Arbor, City Council last night considered the
possibility of contracting with a private firm for
refuse collection.
But Council also will consider a recommen-
dation that the city continue to provide residential
and commercial garbage pick-up in January.
ACCORDING TO a consultant's report, which
compares the cost of the city's present residential
pick-up service to the cost of a contracting ser-
vice, the city's solid waste service for homes
would cost about 50 per cent less than a private
contractor would charge.
"We're doing it cheaper than contractors in
other cities," Solid Waste Department Director

Ulysses Ford told Council.
A contractor would charge about $3.50 per stop
per month, according to the consultant's report.
The city currently services 20,164 weekly stops for
$2.45 per stop per month.
COUNCIL ALSO considered buying a larger
collection of trucks for commercial service last
night. Mayor Louis Belcher said he would in-
troduce a resolution to make the purchase.
Ford said if the new trucks are purchased over a
five-year period, the cost of the new vehicles and
refuse containers would be offset by more labor-
efficient, faster, and safer service.
The new trucks being considered require only
one operator while three operators man the trucks
being used now.
COMMERCIAL service customers would be
required to replace their present garbage con-

tainers with larger dumpsters especi
for the new front-loading vehicles. C
other communities and the Univers
use this type of vehicle.
Thernext council working session
long range solid waste managerr
scheduled for Jan. 28, a week
Sprenkel; the new city administrator,
Sprenkel is considered an expert ir
management and council plans to
arrival before taking any major step.
Sprenkel's appointment to the ci
ministrative post was formally appro
cil last night.
DURING FUTURE sessions, a vo
trash shredding facility, curbside pie
and an expanded recycling progr

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, December 11, 1979-Page 3
ally designed Mayor Belcher said suggestions from Recycle
ontractors in Ann Arbor, the Ecology Center, and the city's
ity currently solid Waste Department would be considered in
the development of a solid waste management
to discuss a plan.
lent plan is Council also discussed salary guidelines for city
after Terry executives. Policies for establishing minimum
takes office. and maximum salaries and merit-based pay in-
solid waste creases were debated.
wait for his
DURING THE audience participation portion of
ity's top ad- the meeting, a University student complained that
)ved by coun- her car had been towed from Oakland St. at her
ter-approved expense last Thursday.
ckup service Jo Lynn Connell said many cars were towed
am will be because residents were not aware that the street
was scheduled for cleaning by the city that day.


A2 transit changes work

Power to conclude

(Continued from Page 1)

the fares.
John Weir, a member of the AATA
Advisory Council that represented
citizens' feelings about the changes as
they were being decided,s aid he is
satisfied with the new DAR service. "I
use it every day," he said.
Weir added, "Generally, the (Dial-A-
Ride) service is so similar to what it
was before, I don't think it was that

significant a change." He said the only
difference is a good one: "They (DAR
vehicles) seem a little more available is
WEIR ALSO said he does not know of
anyone on the Advisory Council who is
disappointed with the service changes.
One young bus rider, Nancy, said she
uses the bus mainly to get to, Briar-
wood. Of the new system she said, "It's
great ... It's a lot better now.
A daily rider said that she used to use

DAR every day. Now, however, she
uses the Packard fixed route bus. "It's,
been pretty prompt ... they've been
here every day so far."
She said the only problem she's had
with .the new system is that "I don't
have the convenience of (service) to the
door. I have to walk every day."
A driver on the Packard route said of
the new routes, "I think they're good. I
think they're really nice."

Sam off
... indications positive

U' Towers attracts international students

(Continued from Page 1)
hold hurried lobby conversations in Japanese,
Spanish and broken English as piped-in American
rock music wafts softly in the background.
"During the past six years, we've had a big propor-
tion" of ELI (English Language Institute) students
living at the 'U' Towers, said ELI instructor George
Luther. Foreign students must first study English in-
tensively at the Institute before they can take
University classes in other fields.
Luther said many ELI students find out about 'U'
Towers in class where pamphlets advertising the
building are distributed.
"SOME (ELI students) are rolling in money," said
ELI Director of Student Services Robert Fraser.
"Some stay at the Michigan League or the Bell Tower
Hotel. We had one who stayed at Campus Inn with his
family for an entire course."
But those foreign students who are less well off tend
to end up at 'U' Towers, partly because of past
residents, according to Fraser. "It's mostly done by
word of mouth," he explained. "Very few of our
students come here without knowing a friend or
brother or someone who has lived at 'U' Towers."
Fraser also cited the building's proximity to ELI,
which is just under the footbridge connecting the Hill
area to Central campus, as another reason for its
popularity. Fraser estimates that about 50 of the in-
stitute's 200 students live in 'U' Towers from Septem-
ber to April.
"I WENT#AO the Student Activities Building in
search of housing," said Victor Orantes, a 'UJ Towers
resident from Mexico. "Later I found out about this
place from friends and moved here."'
Orantes, a graduate of Mexico City's National

Polytechnic Institute, is now working on a master's
degree in Construction Engineering. Last summer,
he lived in Couzens Hall but this fall, he and Jose
Sikaffy, from Laceiba, Honduras were paired with
two American transfer students in 'U' Towers.
"The 'U' dorms are supposed to be cheapest and
this ('U' Towers) is about the same," said Orantes.
BUT HIS AMERICAN roommate Greg Economou

'It's mostly

done by word of


Very few of our students

come here without knowing a
friend or brother or someone who
has lived at 'U' Towers.'
-Robert Fraser, student services
director of the English
Language Institute.
said he is less than pleased to be one of cour room-
mates collectively paying $443 a month for the cram-
ped apartment. Ron Pace, the fourth roommate, who
transferred to the University this term, agreed ad-
ding, "this is the last place in town you can get."
In fact, many foreign students who arrive on cam-
pus in midsummer end up at 'U' Towers simply
because it is one of the few places with vacancies af-
ter Ann Arbor's annual midwinter housing scramble.
"THey (foreign students) really can't afford to
make separate trips (to this country') for housing,"
said Carol Wallace of the University's Off-Campus
Housing Office.

LIKE MANY of his American colleagues, Sikaffy
was hardly pleased with the communal bathrooms,
small rooms, and general rowdiness he said he en-
countered while living in a dorm last summer.
"Here it's more quiet," he said.
The 'U' Toweres management also makes it easy
for students who intend to remain for a short time, in
contrast to most Ann Arbor landlords who require 12-
month leases. Manager John Ladd explains that he
"cooperates with ELI" especially in writing short-
term contracts during the summer - even for as lit-
tle as eight weeks, the length of one ELI course.
During the regular school year, 'U' Tower
management will release students from their con-
tracts if they are leaving the University.
IN ADDITION, the building management operates
a roommate matching service, allowing students who
arrive in the country without knowing other students
an opportunity to pair up and divide the rent with
other students who have already leased space in 'U'
And the international atmosphere of the towering
apartment complex spreads to the local businesses
which surround the building. Since it caters to their
daily needs, Village Corners, the store just across the
street from 'U' Towers, is perhaps most familiar with
the tastes, and customs of the foreign students.
Village Corner manager Miriam Shey recalled the
time a Japanese student came into the store asking
for "ton." After a half-hour of frustrated repetitions,
the store's on-duty staff finally was able to determine
that the student simply wanted tuna fish.

term with
University Regent Sarah Power (D-
Ann Arbor) will preside over her last
meeting of the U.S. National Com-
mission for the United Nations
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) tomorrow
through Friday at the University of
Georgia in Athens.
Power has chaired the commission -
a creation of the U.S. State Department
- for almost three and a half years.
HER WORK on UN-related issues has
been one of Power's major activities in
addition to serving as a University
The focus of the annual U.S. National
Commission meeting will be on issues
concerning communications. Com-
munications Department Chairman
Peter Clarke and Communications
Prof. Charles Eisendrath will par-
ticipate in the conference. Former
Secretary of State Dean Rusk will
deliver the keynote address.
Power has a long history of in-
volvement in politics and civic ac-
tivities. And although she will be
leaving a time-consuming post as chair
of the U.S. National Commission for
UNESCO, Power won't commit herself
on further political aspirations.
She is also currently a member of the
executive committee of the Carter-
Mondale Finance Committee for
MEDIA-RELATED issues have been
the focus of UNESCO during most of
Power's term as chair of the Com-
mission. As a U.S. delegate to the
UNESCO General Conference in 1976
and 1978, Power successfully helped
fight a declaration on the uses of the

The type of "sensitive and highly-
charged" issues which must be dealt
with in UNESCO require "a very subtle
and careful and complex kind of
diplomacy," Power said in an October
Power said yesterday that other
issues UNESCO may have to face in the
future are the role of the artist in
society and the sometimes-
controversial issue of sports com-
The UNESCO commission is a 100-
member advisory body appointed by
the Secretary of State, and serves as a
liaison between the government,
UNESCO, and the American public.


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From Reuter
WASHINGTON - A group of
senators and congressmen yesterday
proposed a compromise Chrysler aid
bill that would eliminate requirements
for a wage freeze among employees of
the debt-ridden motor corporation.
Concluding more than a week of
closed door negotiations, the legislators
said they would offer their 3.3 billion
dollar aid package as a substitute for
conflicting bills in the Senate and House
of Representatives.
THE OBJECTIVE was to break a
political stalemate and get the Chrysler
aid issue decided before Congress takes
a month-long, year-end recess - and
before Chrysler, the 10th-ranked U.S.
Manufacturing firm goes bankrupt.
,As described by both House and
Senate spokesmen, the compromise

package would contain the following
blend of elements taken from an ad-
ministration bill, which was approved
by a House committee, and a much
stricter bill awaiting Senate action:
" Require Chrysler to raise 1.43
billion dollars in financing from various
private creditors as a condition for ob-
taining federal loan guarantees. That
provision is identical to the Senate bill

" In addition to that amount, require
the United Auto Workers union to
provide Chrysler 400 million dollars
worth of financial assistance, raised in
any manner the union saw fit and not
necessarily via a wage freeze. The
Senate bill would require a three-year
pay freeze for all Chrysler employees, a
move calculated to save the company

1.32 billion dollars.
Once those conditions are met,
authorize the government to extend
Chrysler 1.5 billion dollars in loan
guarantees. The Senate bill would trim
that amount to 1.25 billion dollars.
That would leave the union to raise
only another 200 million dollars, which
it might well achieve without a freeze.

549 E. University



Two more contractf Reye'

With Wire Service Reports
Two more children suffering from
Reye's Syndrome, a rare and often
fatal disease, were admitted yesterday
to Mott Children's Hospital, bringing
the total number of cases reported this
fall to seven.

A hospital spokesperson said an 11-
year-old Midland boy and a five-year-
old girl from Allen Park, were the latest
victims of the non-contagious disease.
Doctors say that Reye's Syndrome,
which affects children and young adults
recovering from viral infections, in-
cluding the measles and the flu,
presently has no definite cure.

i Syndrome
The key symptoms of the disease, fir-
st reported in 1974, are severe vomiting,
behavioral and mental changes such as
delerium, exceptional drowsiness or
abnormal anger. Of the five earlier
cases this fall, one child died, two
remain hospitalized and two have
recovered and gone home.

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