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SCHOOL'S IN SESSION!
g Students anticipate new experiences
By MARION HALBERG returning students whose whereabouts remain unknown.
The University opens for business today, ending a week But their roommates, unconcerned, say they expect the
of waiting when everything seemed possible. late-comers "any day now.
The school year seems as clean as a new bulletin board
every fall when students move and unpack, shop and plan
fr a new year.
"I WANT TO get'A's in all my classes," said Bryan Pfeif-
fer, a Literary College senior from Oak Park, "and do good
'on ny honors thesis. b e
"And I want to learn how to delay a frisbee with the op I can wat. Ive b waiting
Vosite spin," he added.'
The lines can be long, drop-adding can be a trial, and un- frs.
packing is always a chore. But during the week before the reshwoman
first lectures are delivered and the first notes taken, it's
lard tobe pessimistic, though some manage. Li
- ONE FIRST YEAR LSA student buying textbooks in L Gr be
Ulrich's was anxious. "I'm scared. I might not do too
good," she admitted.
"I'm really psyched," said Denise Liftin, a Natural Looking up at South Quad from Monroe Street, freshman
Resources sophomore. "It's about time it started again. It's John Yusko from Warren thought his new home looked'
good to get away from home and being able to do exactly livable. "It's big, kind of run down. But it's fun."
what you want," Liftin said. Yusko whnts a spot on the baseball team. "I've been
Junior Marty Garber from Southfield set his sights playingalot duringthe week," he said.
slightly lower. paigaltdrn h ek"h ad
"I'M LOOKING forward to meeting a lot of freshmen Freshwoman Linda Garabelli arrived at Markley on
girls, to getting a jazz band together, and getting my Monday, more than ready for today's classes.
snglasses fixed," Garber said. "I can't wait," she said. "I've been waiting for it for 12
Some students began returning to campus as early as two years."
Meeks ago, and have been searching for jobs, doing repairs GARABELLI SAID her high spirits were dampened only
on their houses or apartments, and frequenting the bars. by a long wait in line for football tickets.
- " But the major influx came with the Labor Day weekend Nursing sophomore Barbara Smith was "ready to get
anld a steady flow of students, having enlisted their parents back, to meet people, see new friends."
is movers, has continued to pour up 1-94 and State St. since. By Thanksgiving, it'll be a different story. But before the
THERE ARE EVEN at this late date a good number of assignments and the exams, school looks pretty good.
Few spaces remain
in. 'U residence halls
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
Washtenaw Community College
(WCC) remained closed yesterday as a
result of a teachers' strike which began
Tuesday. Contract talks between the
striking teachers and the college ad-
ministration are scheduled to resume
at 1 p.m. Monday.
Thomas Badoud, state mediator,
called the meeting late yesterday af-
ternoon. Negotiations between the two
sides broke off last Monday.
EARLIER, administrators refused to
continue negotiations until "tempers
cooled", while union officials said they
asked that talks continue.
"We called the mediator this after
noon," Palay said yesterday, "and we
asked him to put some pressure on
them to see what he could do."
The college administration met
yesterday afternoon, deciding to
proceed with negotiations.
THERE WERE also reports yester-
day that some University graduate
students had been called in by the WCC
administration to replace the striking
"I know nothing," David Pollock;
assistant to the president 'for Com-
munity Relations as WCC, said of the
reports. "We may have brought some
in to interview for positions."
Pollock said college officials
originally asked some part-time faculty
to teach classes, but they decided to
cancel those plans. He added that
classes would be suspended until a set-
tlement is reached.
"WE DO KNOW and have eye wit-
nesses that they were running an orien-
tation session for scab teachers," said
Roger Palay, faculty negotiator.
Strikers reported that cars with
University parking stickers had been
driving through the picket line, carry-
ing groups of five or six persons who
said they were WCC students. WCC
campus security was escorting some of
those groups in, the teachers also said.
The issues still being negotiated, ac-
cording to both sides, are wages and the
college's proposal to study a change in
its health insurance company without
the teachers' involvement.
Teachers said they are concerned the
college will drop their Blue Cross/Blue
Shield coverage and replace it with a-
"WE KNOW IT'S expensive," said
Shirley Roberts, a spokeswoman for the
WCC Education Association, the
picketing union, "but it's hard enough
See TALKS, Page 7-A
Daily Photo by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
REUNIONS WITH old friends, and introductions to new ones have been
taking place throughout Ann Arbor during the past week. Above, a group of
Betsy Barbour residents pose for pictures.
By PATRICIA HAGEN
While University students have been
trying to fit all of their possessions into
apaitmient and dormitory rooms this
week, Housing Office officials have
been juggling to fit more than 9,000 new
and returning students into residence
The University's dorms are not as
overcrowded as in previous years, ac-
cording to Associate Director of
Housing John Finn.
THIRTY-SIX more spaces were
created in dormitories by converting
some lounges into permanent rooms for
male students, Finn said. Unlike last
year, there are at least a few vacancies
for females in most of the 13 traditional
At the start of the 1978 fall term about
50 female students were temporarily
housed in lounges, but this fall only a
few male graduate students have been
-assigned to temporary housing at Baits.
Finn said the housing situation is "tight
everywhere" but he hopes all of these
students will have permanent
placements by Monday.
According to Finn, the Housing Office
always overbooks the residence halls
because students who reserved spaces
sometimes decide, at the last minute,
not to attend the University. Unless
they make prior arrangements, student
who do not check into dormitories by
noon today are considered "no shows,"
and their rooms are reassigned.
SPACES FOR 127.graduate student
and students over 21-years-old were
created when 91 hotel rooms in the
Michigan Union were converted into
j student rooms. The renovated rooms
are called Cambridge House and are
part of West Quad.
For the past four or five years more
students have applied for spaces in the
residence halls than the University
could accommodate, Housing Advisor
Marlene Mantyk explained.
"It is more than likely" that the dor-
ms will again be "100 per cent oc-
cupied," Mantyk said. Final figures
will not be available until the number of
no-shows is determined. Students ap-
plying now for rooms are being placed
as space opens up, Mantyk said.
Capacity in the University dor-
mitories is 9,179, and "We're probably
over that number now," Mantyk said.
But, "at this point, we do have spaces."
Daily P'hoto by LISA UDELSON
LONG LINES are inevitable as 40,000 students converge on campus and prepare for the new school year. Above,
students wait patiently to pay for textbooks in the Union Ballroom.
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SOVIET PRESENCE STIRS SENATORS:
Cuban issue may delay SALT
Leader Robert Byrd said yesterday he
may delay Senate floor debate on the
SALT II treaty until December or
longer to give U.S. diplomats time to
resolve the controversy over the
presence of Soviet combat troops in
Byrd (D-W.Va.) said the treaty is too
important to be considered in an at-
miosphere colored by a side debate over
Cuba. The senator said he has told
P~resident Carter it is highly desirable
that the issue be resolved quickly.
BYRD COMMENTED in an effort to
head off a Senate vote directing that no
action be taken on the strategic arms
limitation treaty until the Cuban matter
Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.) said he
will introduce legislation suspending
eohsideration of the pact until Carter
reports either that all Soviet combat
troops have been removed from Cuba
or that they pose no threat to the United
States or its allies.
Byrd said the Dole resolution would
undercut the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee which is holding hearings
gn SALT II and would undermine his
"LET'S GIVE THE administration
some time," Byrd said. "Let's not push
to put the Senate in ,a straightjacket."
The target date for bringing the
treaty to the Senate floor has been Oct.
1, but Byrd said there is no reason it
can't be considered later.
"Let's give diplomacy a chance to
work," he said. "It. may work out all
Dole said consideration of a treaty
hailed as a step to improve relations
between the two superpowers should be
halted "while the other side is obviously
digging in deeper against our in-
Dole said he will not press for im-
mediate action on his resolution.
Earlier, a former Defense Intelligen-
ce Agency chief, disagreeing with the
Carter administration, said he knows of
"absolutely no evidence" that Soviet
combat troops were stationed in Cuba
in the mid or early 1970s.
"IF THEY WERE there we sure
missed them, and we covered Cuba
very well," retired Army Lt. Gen.
Daniel Graham told the Foreign
Relations Committee. Graham stepped
down as head of the intelligence agency
Graham made the assertion while
joining retired Adm. Thomas Morer in
presenting the committee with petitions
and a letter signed by more than 1,600
retired generals and admirals who op-
pose ratification of the SALT treaty.
" The Ann Arbor Transporta-
tion Authority, plagued by budget
problems, has increased its fare
frokm 35 cents to 50 cents. See
story, Page 5.
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Chrysler: Loss to be more than expected
From AP and UPI
Chrysler Corp. said yesterday it
expec(s to lose more than $700 million
this year-more than any other U.S.
company has ever lost in one year.
"Recent press stories have
speculated that Chrysler's 1979 loss
could reach $600 million to $700
million," Chrysler said in a statement
released in Detroit.
"In fact, because of the high costs of
selling off its factory inventory of 1979
vehicles, and the approximately three-
normally could be reduced by tax
credits, but Chrysler has exhausted its
tax credits with previous losses, in-
cluding the $204.6 million it lost in 1978.
Chrysler's $400 rebate program,
designed to cut swollen inventories of
slow-selling mid-size and full-size cars,
was a factor in the revised estimate, a
Chrysler sales official said.
THE PROGRAM has been extremely
successful, but costly, the official said.
"We're supporting substantial
lost income, it's postponed income."
In Washington, meanwhile, Treasury
Secretary G. William Miller yesterday
ruled out any type of federal assistance
except loan guarantees for the finan-
cially battered auto company.
"It's the only way I see to do it,"
Miller told reporters following a speech
to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
"I don't think the taxpayers should be
in the bailout business.
"I CAN'T SEE going into an equity
to get the senators reaction than mine.
Maybe they want to be sure that. the
senators concur on it first."
MILLER WAS referring to a meeting
on Capitol Hill Wednesday between
Chrysler Chairman John Riccardo and
Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Donald
Riegle (D-Mich.), and Thomas
Eagleton (D-Mo.), during which Ric-
cardo explained the general outlines of
the recovery plan.
Miller has already given his tentative
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