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Eighty-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXXV, No. 133 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 19, 1975 Ten CentsE

Eight Page

Stones are coming!
The secretary of the Chairman for Pop Enter-
tainment at Michigan State revealed that the
Rolling Stones have signed a contract, and will
appear for one show only sometime in June at
the Michigan State Stadium. Tickets will be mail
order only. More information will be available in
a month, so don't hold your breath.
Only in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, appears to have a reputation of
sorts. A Bell Telephone operator was asked for
the number of the Revolutionary Student Brigade,
and replied, is that in Ann Arbor?" The person
on the other end admitted that it was indeed
an Ann Arbor organization. "Where else," com-
mented the wise operator, "I probably shouldn't
say this, but Ann Arbor is like that."
ROTC review
The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (RO-
TC) program was recently placed under "evalua-
tion status" by the Army, due to its unacceptably
low enrollment. However, Army Col. Kenneth
Irish and Military Officer Education Program
member Ralph Banfield both predicted yesterday
that enrollment would rise high enough by next
fall to ensure the program's continuance on cam-
pus. Presently, there are 10 juniors opting for
Army ROTC-well below the minimum 20 set by
the Defense Department. Irish expressed confi-
dence that his two year recruiting program, which
offers a six week training session in Fort Knox,
Kentucky in lieu of the freshman and sophomore
ROTC requirements would draw enough juniors
to meet acceptable enrollment levels.
.. .today are highlighted by the New Research
on Women Conference II, sponsored by the Uni-
versity Continuing Education of Women. Consisting
of panel discussions, and the presentation of recent
research concerning women in 15 areas, the con-
ferences will take place from 9:30 a.m. through 5
p.m. in the Rackham Building ... the International
Center is sponsoring a workshop on "Moving On,"
a program geared toward preparing travelers\ for
cultural differences, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the
International Center . . . the History of Art De-
partment is sponsoring a lecture by Professor
Max Loehr from Harvard University on Design in
Chinese Jades of the Chou Dynasty in Aud. A,
Angell Hall at 4:10 p.m. . .'. Human Rights Party
is holding a voter registration meeting at 7:30
p.m. in Rm. 126 of East Quad . . . and the Uni-
versity's Michigan Student Chapter of the Society
of Automotive Engineers is sponsoring its eleventh
auto emission tune up clinic at 7:30 p.m. in Rm.
182 of the P and A building ... and an introductory
lecture on Transcendental Meditation will be held
at 2 and 8 p.m. in the Kuenzel Rm. in the Michi-
gan Union.
The predominantly Eskimo settlement of Igloolik
in upper Canada seemed to know what they were
missing when they rejected the introduction of
television into the community. In a referendum,
53 voted against it, 47 voted in favor, and 26 wanted
more time to study the effects the boob tube would
have on their children. Ken MacRury, a community
development officer in Igloolik, said he thanks
many people in the community "are afraid that
their culture will be eroded by TV." Perhaps they
learned from others' mistakes.
Timely error
Cambodia will receive an unexpected 90,000 tons
of ammunition-enough for two or three week's
combat-as a result of what the U.S. government
is portraying as a bookkeeping error. A Defense
Department spokesperson reported that after a

State Department and Pentagon audit, the Cam-
bodian military aid fund is blessed with $21.5 mil-
lion in unspent 1974 funds. "There was nothing
deliberate about this," claimed Army Gen. Winant
Sidle. "It was strictly accidental." But he did
agree that the slip up was indeed "fortuitous." He
also added that now Cambodians should have
enough ammunition to continue combatting the,
Khmer Rouge forces into April.
On the inside...
Mike Shapiro comments on the world food
situation on the Editorial Page, Robbin Hergott
writes about chicken, chicken and more chicken
on the Arts page, and Marsha Katz writes on
women's synchronized swimming on the Sports
On the outside...
Cooler but still spring-like. As a storm develops
off the East Coast, widely scattered showers will

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housing since

'7 1

The University is on the verge of losing $5.6
million in low-interest loan money designated for
additional student housing unless it signs a con-
tract by June 30-nearly four years after the
federal government volunteered the funds.
The Department of Housing and Urban De-
velopment, which approved the loan in August,
1971, has extended the acceptance deadline "at
least four times," according to University Hous-
ing Director John Feldkamp.
FELDKAMP HAS told the HUD Washington
office "there's no way we can get a shovel on
the ground by June 30." Consequently, HUD in-
formed the Housing Director as long as a con-
struction date in the future was agreed upon by
June 30, the loan would still be available.

In a January memo, the Housing office
stated: "The Regents authorized filing an appli-
cation for an apartment project to house upper-
class and graduate students" with HUD in April,
Accounting for the three-and-a-half year delay
in the acquisition of the earmarked HUD monies,
Feldkamp says it was "the University's fear of
growing." He also attributes the postponement
to the fact that "construction costs have sky-
ECHOING FELDKAMP'S initial point, Asso-
ciate Housing Director Peter Ostafin states,
"There were concerns on the part of executive
officers and the Regents on the future of student
Regarding the University's inaction, John Ter-

ranela, Detroit HUD representative, states, "As
I recall, they (the University) have been playing
around with this loan for years."
George Lewandowski, another HUD staffer at
the Detroit office, explains the delay in making
use of the appropriated finances: "They have a
debt service fund reservation which to this point
they have not utilized. After a while, they had
second thoughts about building additional hous-
ing, and then kicked around the idea of obtain-
ing existing housing."
SINCE THAT time, Lewandowski adds, "They
have gone back to thoughts of building new
The University has had at least two different
plans for upperclass and graduate housing. The
original proposal authorized by the Regents in

1971 involved a North Campus apartment projec
in what is now the Northwood I and II area
The projected capacity for the proposed Nort
Campus site was 824 students.
The Housing Office, in its letter, explains ths
the proposal failed because of "lack of suppoi
from students and the Housing Division for th
specific project on North Campus."
Feldkamp adds, "University family housin
objected to the proposal. Furthermore, vacar
land on North Campus requires utility extension
that are very expensive."
THE HOUSING Office is currently considerin
a projected apartment site for the Coliseum are
in which an efficiency would go for $164 pc
month and a four-man unit for $95 per perso
See HUD, Page 8

Dorm lottery may

If attempts at raising
nearly $500 for an attorney
succeed, the University will
likely be served with three
court injunctions at tomor-
row s Regents meeting -
all questioning the fairness
of recent dormitory lotter-
Amy Eston, a Bursley
Hall resident and leader of
the group, will have to raise
the $500 in order to retain
local attorney Jeremy Rose.
However, the injunctions
cannot be served unless
signed by a judge.
"legal action" will concern the
-the University should be
responsible for those people
not allowed to return to dorms;
-the lottery was not a fair
means of determining who
would and would not get rooms
next fall; and
-there is discrimination
against non-freshpeople - that
the University is pitting the
incoming freshpeople against
sophomores, juniors and sen-
"It's been so hard to raise
the money," Etson said, "but
at least I can say that I've
Rose said that while his cost


ainst 'U'


would be well above the $500
retainer, "it represents a com-
mitment to see it through."
kick in some bread, it will
commit themselves to forming
a movement," Rose continued.
"I don't want to be left holding
the bag," he concluded.
Rose explained that many
students will be unable to at-
tend school next fall because

they cannot afford non-Univei
sity housing and that the Un
versity is not making any effoi
to find suitable accommod
tions for these students.
"With a three per cent vu
cancy rate in Ann Arbor,
have got a serious problei
here," Rose said. With the u
expected increase in incomin
freshpersons, the area will t
saturated with perspectix
See DORM, Page 8

StC ain

AP Photo
High living
Trying out Miami high life, Bishnu Maya Miller has been living in a tree on and off for the
past two months. The Nepalese woman ties herself to the tree with a thin white cord. She
came to Miami from Baltimore on her way to Jamaica.
Clericals may strike

about root
At a special session last night
of the University Housing Coun-
cil (UHC), . approximately 45
students gathered to air their
complaints about the dormi-
tory lottery system to Asso-
ciate Housing Director Peter
Ostafin and Off-campus Hous-
ing Director Peter Schoch.
The first question addressed
to Ostafin and Schoch was
"Why were we told so late
about the lottery?" Ostafin re-
plied, "We've been talking
about this for years. We did
not expect the number of re-
applicants wouldmgrow at such
an increasing rate."
THE MOTHER of a Univer-
sity student complained, "In no

n lttery
way were we warned that th
would happen. I've been loo
ing at apartments all day
they're expensive."
Ostafin, explaining that ti
incoming freshman class is n
primarily responsible for ti
expected housing squeeze, sai
"We've had classes of ov,
4600 freshmen before. The si:
of the freshman class has be
too highly emphasized."
The primary cause of t
housing problem is increase
demand on the part of studen
to 'return to the dormitories.
ASKED if the lottery syste
will be instituted next sprin
Schoch answered, "We'll ha'
to see next year."
See STUDENTS, Page 8

In a sparsely attended meet-
ing last night, the clerical's
union announced that it will
hold a strike vote April 14, 15,
and 16. An affirmative vote
would empower the bargaining
team to call a strike, subject to
rejection by the members, if
there is no contract by a target
date set "prior to the end of the
Thetkey factor, and at this
point the most uncertain factor
in a decision of whether to

strike, is the amount of strength
the union can muster by the
unset target date.
PRESENTLY only about a
third of the University's3,200
clerical workers are members
of the Concerned Clericals For
Action/United Auto W o r k e r s
(CCFA/UAW). Throughout the
meeting clericals were warned
that successful bargaining could
only be accomplished by an im-
mediate and substantial in-
crease in the membership.
Caroline Forrest, advisor to

CSJ plans to hear
Markley govt. suit

the union from the International
UAW, indicated that unless the
union can organize at least two-
thirds of the clericals there will
probably not be a strike.
The major issue in the bar-
gaining continues to be wages.
The union's slogan is "catch up,
keep up and get ahead of infla-
tion." Forrest, explaining the
advantages of belonging to the
UAW, told the meeting "the
lowest paid workers in one of
our plants couldn't live on your
BARD YOUNG, regional di-
rector for the UAW, claimed
that the University pays cleri-
cals less than any other college
in the state. He was greeted by
widespread applause when he
exhorted the University to pay
more than any other college in
the state.
Clericals who appeared en-
thusiastic about higher wages
w e r e, however, considerably
less enthusiastic about the pros-
pect of a strike. Several mem-
bers expressed concern about
the decision to take the vote.
Young admitted the decision
was made by the International.
Some were upset the decision
seemed to be imposed from

Senate debate stalls on oilx
shelter; repeal seems unlikely

The Central Student Judiciary
(CSJ) decided in a pretrial
hearing last night not to dismiss
a suit filed by several Markley
dorm residents a g a i n s t the
Markley House Council.
The suit alleges that on Feb-
ruary 13 the council illegally-
without a necessary quorum of
25 being present-allocated $475
to be paid to eight of its top
Representatives of Markley
council claimed CSJ did not
have jurisdiction since te us-
ual appeals process was not
UNDER THE appeals process
the case would have come be-
fore the Markley Judiciary first.
CSJ insisted it does have jur-
isdiction over the case.
THE PLAINTIFFS a r g a e d

against Markley Council: de-
fendants were not given suFfi-
cent notification of the chargcs;
that a document issued by the
council explaining their actions
was not an official statement
and therefore hearsay; that
council m e m b e r s were not
aware of the rules the council
is alleged to have violated; and
that no specific penalty is listed
for the violations.

debate on the largest tax cut in
the nation's history bogged down
yesterday in a skirmish that in-
dicated failure for efforts to
totally repeal the oil depletion
However, senators favoring a
reduction in the oil industry tax
break claimed that two prelimi-
nary votes show they have the
strength to pass a compromise.
MOST OF the first 61 hours
of debate on the $29.2 billion
tax cut recommended by the
Senate Finance Committee were
taken up by discussion of the

depletion allowance, which gives
a $2.5 billion-a-year tax break to
the oil and natural gas industry.
But one 58-38 vote indicated
the Senate generally supports
the size of the tax cut voted by
the committee, rather than the
$19.9-billion cut approved by the
House and the $16.2 billion re-
duction favored by President
The opening debate on the bill
emphasized that the biggest
fight in the Senate will come
over the oil depletion allowance.
Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.),
leader of the bloc seeking to
totally repeal the allowance-as

the House earlier voted to do
filed a petition to choke off
e x p e c t e d oil-state filibust
against repeal. The first debal
closing vote will come tom
IN TWO confusing votes whi
split party and ideological lin
the Senate:
* Refused on a 60-35 vote
table, or kill, two amendmer
aimed at reducing the depleti
One amendment, by Hollin
would repeal the allowance
The second, by Sen. Al
Cranston (D-Calif.) would rep
the allowance for the major
companies but permit an
emption for the first 3,000 b
rels of oil produced daily
smaller, independent producei
* Rejected 49 to 41 an eff
by Hollings to allow a 1,0
barrel-per day exemption
these independents.
The votes, Cranston sa
showed "that the Senate is

Tuition hik
If an anticipated six per cent cut in state
appropriations to the University actually goes
into effect this fall, the University "will have to
think seriously about tuition increases and/or
layoffs," President Robben Fleming predicted

e probable
"What we expect is that the Governor's recom-
mendation will be revised," Asst. Vice President
for State Relations Charles Fincher said. "Two
per cent is an estimate" of the additional cut,
he added.
Shurtz explained that the budget cut will vary
among the state universities but that "it'll be


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