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Lottery losers win

The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 23, 1979-Page 9
Proposed donation causes
controversy in Markley


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When the dormitory reapplication
lotteries were held Wednesday night
there were many losers.
The special lotteries were held for the
losers of previous dorm lotteries who
were without rooms for next year.
HOWEVER, Peter Schoch, Univer-
sity Housing official, said yesterday he
expects all of the lottery losers to be
able to secure some sort of University
housing"- if they follow the "proper"
Since the lotteries begari in 1974, all
initial lottery losers that followed
through on the reapplication process
have received a University housing
lease, Schoch said.
Most of the dormitories are currently
filled beyond capacity, with many
rooms converted to accommodate more
students than originally intended. Since
a predetermined number of -dorm
kpaces must be reserved for incoming
freshpersons who are guaranteed dorm
accommodation - the- number of
spaces available to returning students
is limited.
OVER THE past several years a
larger majority of students have reap-
plied for dorm housing, necessitating a
lottery to determine priority.
However, Schoch said it aappeared
fewer students reapplied for housing in
this year's lottery.
"You've got a lot of jokers in the halls

who put in a (reapplication) card just to
see if they could win," said Schoch. He
said these applicants distort t':t rue
demand for the housing.
When lease signing begins March 12,
many of these lottery winners will
decline to sign a lease, according to
Schoch, meaning more spaces will
become available for lottery losers.
Students who sign a lease in one dorm
but desire to live in another may be
placed on individual dorm waiting lists
beginning March 19.
FOR THOSE who do not move far
enough up in the priority list of their
dorm to actually sign a lease, a new lot-
tery will be held at the Housing Office
among people who apply by April 3.
Students who desire University housing
but were not involved in previous lot-
teries may also apply for the April
Christopher Young, who finished last
in the West Quad lottery, said he was
disappointed at the red tape that awaits
"I talked to ( West' Quad Building
Director) Leon West and he said there's
a pretty good chance of me getting back
in," said Young.
Young was number 285 in competition
for 220 openings.
West said over the years, West Quad
has been able to accommodate all
residents desiring to return, provided
that they have followed the proper

The Markley Hall council voted down
last night a proposed amendment to its
house constitution that would require a
two-thirds majority vote to approve of
all ties with outside organizations.
The measure vas defeated 15 to 6.
THE PURPOSE of the amendment
was to provide a procedure to deal with
contributions, and outside groups. The
proposed measure was in response to
last week's Markley council decision to
give $50 to the Detroit Edison
Shareholders Initiative. The group,
comprised mostly of students, wants
Detroit Edison to stop construction of
its Fermi II nuclear power plant in
Monroe, Mich.
Ray Piechocki, dorm resident who
wrote the amendment, called for the
council to approve the measure in order
"to show the University at large that we
at Markley council can come up with
something logical..
PIECHOCKI SAID before last night's
meeting that the amendment defines
political groups as "people who have
certain values and who want to institute
them authoritatively."
Piechocki said he did not want the
money back from the Shareholders
Initiative, but "if it (a similar request
for funding) arises again, it should go
through a more ordered process."'
Two petitions were circulated in
Markley earlier this week. Both ex-
pressed dissatisfaction with the coun-
cil's decision to give money to the anti-
nuclear energy group, and one petition.
asked council to "refrain from endor-
sing political groups in the future."
BY NOON yesterday, 63 residents of
Scott House had signed the petition, out
of some 70 who were approached, ac-
cording to Doug McElroy, Markley
councilmember and author of the
"I don't think the councjl is there to
make a stand on controversial issues,"
said McElroy. He said political groups
should go to students individually for
"We (the representatives) had no
chance to find out how they (the studen-
-Plans have been announced for the
construction of an experimental solar
plant to distill brackish water near the
capital of Argentina's La Rioja provin-

ts) felt," McElroy said. "I feel almost
ashamed that I didn't say anything last
week." He said he thought other coun-
cilmembers would have had "more
sense than to vote on something that
controversial, having had only one side
presented to them."
HOWEVER, Markley Hall President
Dan Lettvin said Wednesday he was not
concerned about the amendment and
"I think that for any student gover-
nment to run effectively, a certain
amount of responsibility must, be
placed on the students representing
their houses," Lettvin said.
"It was made clear at the beginning
of the year that Markley council had a
lot of money to spend, and it was up to
the students 'to let us know how they
wanted to spend it."
The Alice Lloyd Hall house council
voted earlier this week not to donate $50
to the Shareholders Initiative.
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agents often use disguises while trying
to obtain information.
"You're better off not saying
anything," said Kessler. "It's not a
good idea to lie to'the FBI. In fact, it's
illegal. But, it's okay for the FBI to lie
to you."
Reno discussed the use of grand
juries by the FBI in trying to get infor-
mation. The FBI often uses the grand
jury as an information gathering sour-
ce, she said. She warned that even
small bits of information might lead to
a grand jury investigation.
"YOU HAVE to tell them," she said.
"You're deprived of your rights not to
speak before a grand jury. You don't
have a right to have a lawyer in the
room objecting to what's going on."
Reno said this tactic has been used
against women, blacks, and gay
movements in the recent past.
A movie, The Intelligence Network,
was also shown to give students an idea
of hows intelligence agencies work
against political activity.
The discussion was prompted by in-
vestigations of students on campus by
FBI agents last month.

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Employees are accused in the suit of
ignoring Blaine's complaints and
requests for assistance, arid allowing
broken glass to accumulate in his bed.
These were conditions that were obser-
ed by the next of kin," said Sallade.
THE VETERANS' Administration's
District Counsel, who handle litigation
for the VA Hospital, could not be
reached for comment.
The lawsuit is the second such motion

filed in U.S. District Court in behalf of
Blaine. A previous complaint was filed
on April 17, 1978, but was dismissed for
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The plaintiff was allowed six months to
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Bir Zeit University is the sole Arab University in the Israeli occupied West
Bank. It was only recently granted a charter to operate officially, and it is
still unablqe to function as a free academic institution. Its president; Dr. Hanna
Nasir, was expelled four years ago and has !been forced to live in exile.
Israeli military authorities have denied the University the right to purchase
books in Arabic countries or even to obtain Arabic iournals selected from the
Hebrew University catalog. Every faculty and student paper the University
proauces tor publication is censored. The political rights at the students and
faculty members of Bir Zeit University have been severely restricted. Seven
University students were arrested this past November for voicing their oppo-
sition to the Camp David accords. Felicia Longer, an Israeli attorney repre-
senting the arrested students, has reported their complaints of beatings and
brutal treatment by the Israeli prison authorities.
The students arrested in November remain in prison. Nocharges have been
issued against them, no trial date has been set, and no inquiry has yet been,
launched into their charges of mistreatment.
" Join prominent Americans in asking our government to demand an end to
the violations of Palestinian human rights on the West Bank. Among those
who have spoken out are: James Abourezk; I.F. Stone; Rev. Ralph Abernathy;
Rev. Philip Berrigan; Hope Stevens, Chairman, National Conference of Black
Lawyers; John Smith, President, Loc^l No. 3, United Auto Workers; Jay Canmp,
President, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Virginia
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