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Page 10-Wednesday, January 31, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Apartment manager
denies flood liability

OPPOSES STA TE FUNDS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS

BY AMY DIAMOND
and TIMOTHY YAGLE
Village Green Resident Manager Pat
Price said yesterday that the apar-
tment complex was not at fault when
sewage water backed up into four apar-
tments this weekend.
However, late last night, a group of
tenants met with their attorneys and
decided to file suit against the apar-
tment owners. The tenants are
charging Village Green with jeopar-
dizing their health, safety, and welfare,
and are also filing for damages to per-
sonal property, according to tenant
Walter Smith, a second year medical
student.
SMITH SAID he and another medical
student are also filing an additional
charge of punitive damages because
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the flooding interrupted their
schedules.
Price said the apartments were
flooded Sunday, but also said that on
Saturday, the apartments were
"damp(ened)" by sewage water and
not flooded as the tenants have
claimed.
"Village Green can't prevent it, but
they do what they can to rget someone
over to the apartments as quickly as
possible," Price said.
"We (Village Green) were there right
away," she said. "The apartment
maintenance crew reacted im-
mediately and vacuumed and cleaned
for four hours on Saturday and con-
tinued cleaning on Sunday and Monday.
"They bleached and disinfected the
rooms, including behind the applian-
ces," she added. She also said they
would re-carpet the rooms today.
Price stated that "insurance com-
panies don't normally insure apar-
tments for water damage because they
can't be responsible for what tenants
put in the system."
Price stressed to tenants that "They
can't put sanitary napkins, tampons or
disposable diapers down the drain
because most systems can't tolerate
these things. Even if it doesn't cause
problems for them, it could cause
problems for others.,

MSA s
By JULIE ENGEBRECRT
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) passed a resolution last night
which supports an effort to repeal a
recently enacted state plan that gives
financial aid to students who attend
private colleges in Michigan.
In the resolution, MSA stated it would
help gather the 180,000 signatures
needed on a petition that could lead to
the repeal of Public Act 105 of 1978. The
petition would put the issue on the 1980
general election ballot.
THE DRIVE to recall the act is being
led by the Michigan Council .about
Higher Education (MHE), a state-
wide organization which was
established last fall specifically to fight
public funding of private schools.
The voucher plan they are fighting
provides an additional $6.2 million in
financial aid to all freshpersons in
private and religious college in
Michigan during the first year the plan
is in effect.
When the program is fully implemen-
ted by 1981, it will be providing between
$20 and $30 million for students in
private colleges without regard to
financial need or academic ability.
HOWARD EPSTEIN, MSA
legislative relations coordinator, in-
troduced the proposal. He said Public
Act 105 takes public taxes and gives it to
privatecollege students.
"We're paying for their privilege to
go to private colleges," Epstein said. "I

upports
don't think many people are aware of
the situation, otherwise a lot more
people would be complaining."
Epstein, who met Monday with two
faculty members from the University's
Dearborn campus who are directing the
MCHE effort, said his committee will
work hard with MCHE to get the needed
signatures by March 18.
IN OTHER ACTION, Richard Pace,
chairman of the special busing project,
who has been working to extend North
Campus bus hours since October,
reported on his meeting yesterday with

recall petition
Interim President Allan Smith, Vice Michigan Union. Arnson
President and Chief Financial Officer alumni representatives, foi
James Brinkerhoff, and Harlan members, four staff membe
Mulder, assistant to Brinkerhoff. student oreanizainn

said four
ur faculty
ers, and 12
entat v s

Pace said the administrators agreed
the bus system is a good service, but
that they had yet to find money to fund
the extension of bus hours. Pace said
Smith would inform him of possible
funding by the end of next week.
Also at last night's meeting, MSA
President Eric Arnson gave a list of the
student groups that will be represented
on the task force to discuss the.

would be appointed to the task force.
The assembly appointed Camille
Quincannon, Pharmacy School
representative, as one of the MSA
representatives to ,the task force.
Another task force member is to be ap-
pointed from the MSA Minority Affairs
Committee, and one executive,
probably Arnson, will also represent
MSA.

Hearst lawyer to continue appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As prison
officials rushed through the paperwork
for Patricia Hearst's release, her at-
torney said yesterday he would not
abandon efforts to get her conviction
overturned.
Attorney George Martinez said he
had "no plans to drop the appeals" of
Miss Hearst's bank robbery conviction.
"WE'RE HAPPY with any remedy
which causes her to be released from
prison," he added.
"It's been such a long fight that
everyone is tired," said the Rev. Ted
, Dumke, who led the battle for Miss
Hearst's release. "But we're also ex-
cited about seeing her get out of
prison."

Miss Hearst, whose prison sentence
was commuted Monday by President
Carter after she had served 23 months
of a seven-year sentence on a bank rob-
bery conviction, is set to leave the
Federal Correctional Institution at
Pleasanton on Thursday, four days
before the fifth anniversary of her kid-
napping by members of the Symbionese
Liberation Army.
SHE IS AWAITING her release in the
prison infirmary, where she was moved
for security reasons, said Warden
Charles Turnbow.
"We're busy processing her papers.
It's like checking out of college or out of
the military," Turnbow said.
He said there would be no changes in
her prison life until her release. She will

wear the same clothing, eat the same
food and be allowed to see visitors from
an approved list.
A contingent of friends, including
Miss Hearst's fiance and former
bodyguard Bernard Shaw, will pick her
up at the prison Thursday and escort
her to her mother's home in the wealthy
San Mateo County community of
Hillsborough, Dunke said.
The newspaper heiress, who will
celebrate her 25th birthday Feb. 20, was
a University of California student when
she was kidnapped.
"She'll need time to be by herself and
think about what she wants to do,"
Dunke said. "She talks about doing a lot
of things, she's enthusiastic, but she's
going to need time to reflect."

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Budget draws fire

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'U' administrators
(continued from Page 1)
'comply with (Carter's program),"
Smith said.
The 10.1 per cent proposal was part of
an attempt to bring faculty salaries up
to par with comparable universities as
well as the rate of inflation. Faculty
salaries rose an average of 6.5 per cent
last year.
The president added that the final say
is still up to the legislature, "where the
sale is made." The state lawmakers
generally vote on the state's budget in
the summer.
State Representative Perry Bullard
(D-Ann Arbor) said he will push for a
larger allocation for the University, but
added, "It's really hard to tell what the
final version will be." He said the
budget that is finally approved by the
Legislature will be influenced by
revenue estimates as well as "talk of
recesslon."
Fred, Whin of the Governor's budget,
office said the recommendation for the
University's allocation came after
University officials "had a chance to
make their pleas known" to the gover-
nor.
WHin added that in the past several
years, the final allocation to the
University has been "pretty close to the
governor's recommendation."
University , Vice-President for
Academic Affairs Harold Shapiro
estimated the University's appeal to
legislators could boost the final budget

Legislators
(continued from Page 1 r
under five per cent.
SENATE Appropriations Committee
Chairman Jerome Hart (D-Saginaw)
and House Appropriations Committee
Chairman Dominic Jacobetti (D-
Negaunee) agreed the rollback plan is
in trouble - as did Senate Republican
Leader Robert VanderLaan of Grand
Rapids.
"I don't think the legislature will vote
to roll it back from seven to five per
cent," Jacobetti said.
"You couldn't get a two-thirds vote in
the House and Senate for the Con-
stitution, probably," said Sen. Bill Huf-
fman (D-Madison Heights), vice
chairman of the Senate Appropriations
Committee.
HUFFMAN said that $104 million was
appropriated to the budget stabilization
fund this year - more than Milliken
originally recommended - but that the
deposit should have been $124 million.
That extra $20 Million, Huffman said,
could be used to pay for the full civil
service pay hike.
It would take a two-thirds vote of both
houses to remove money from the so-
called "rainy day" stabilization fund,
Huffman said.
allocation by $2 million.
"It wouldn't be unrealistic to expect a
moderate increase to it (Milliken's
budget). We lthink we're in need,"
Shapiro said.

Tehg meets Carter

(continued from Page 1)
does not believe Teng wants to use force
against Taiwan,'but he "made it clear,
China is ready to use any method that
becomes necessary."
Other accounts came from Sens.
Henry M. Jackson, (D-Wash.); and
Jesse Helms, (R-N.C.)
SAID JACKSON: "He (Teng) didn't
say he would rule it (use of force) out
because then/he would lose all his
bargaining power. I don't think you
could expect a different answer, and I
don't think there's any danger of the
use of force. Over and over again, he
referred to Chinese patience."
Helms said he thought Teng ducked
the question of whether Peking would
renounce the use of force against

Taiwan. "What he was saying is, of
course, somewhere along the line we
are going to use force," Helms said.
Teng attended the luncheon shortly
after he and President Carter ended
two days of formal talks with a hearty
"handshake between the two peoples"
and Teng's promise of many new ways
for the United States and China to
develop their budding friendship.
Teng and Carter apparently agreed
on a wide range of scientific and
cultural exchanges but were still
believed to be divided over a common
approach to the Soviet Union. They
shook hands vigorously on the chilly
White House south lawn. Then the
Chinese leader entered a limousine and
sped away to the Capitol.

Next year
you could be on
scholarship.
An Air Force ROTC 2-year scholarship. Which
not only pays your tuition, but also gives you $100
a month allowance. And picks up the tab for your
books and lab fees, as well.
And after college, you'll receive a commission
in the Air Force... go on to further, specialized train-
ing....and get started as an Air Force officer. There'll
be travel, responsibility, and a lot of other benefits.
But it alls tarts rioht hAre ..in olleg e.in thA

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