The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 30, 1978.-page 7
Dorm decor hits 'lofty' heights
.. By MARLENE MALINAS
..~ FOR RENT: Modern tri-level, fully
L carpeted, complete with bar, study
area, wood paneling.
Sound like a dream come true? It can
be yours for only $220 a month in a
Of course, you have to be willing to
'a . put ina little work first.
MOST DORM rooms start out with
xe.....only the essentials - a desk, dresser
and bed. The dimensions of an average
room are 100 square feet, with the
ceilings about nine and one-half feet
above the floor. It sounds bleak, but
with a little imagination and a substan-
.. tial investment, these basic quarters
gw>< can actually be made quite livable.
Tocreate extra space in the box-like
F rooms, lofts have increased in use over
the past few years. A wooden frame is
.. built some seven feet above the floor to
support the bed, thus freeing the floor
space for other purposes.
Senior Bill Rice, a resident advisor at
Couzens Hall, has transformed his
average-sized single room into a com-
THE FIRST level of Rice's haven
Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN serves as a front room and extends
RICK SCHMALE AND CHARLIE ROTHSTEIN relax in their elaborately decorated Markley room. Like a growing number seven feet back. The other five feet'of
of University students, the pair have taken pains to make their cramped dorm quarters more livable.
$8.3 BILLION CAL L ED INSUFFICIENT:
City officials boot Carter's plan
floor space house the water bed he
bought used for $15. Six feet above the
floor, Rice has constructed a second-
story loft with wood he purchased for
$50. Both levels are fully carpeted.
Charlie Rothstein and Rick Sch-
male's Markley Hall room looks more
like the interior of a van than a dorm
room. The entire room is carpeted with
rich orange shag carpeting - ceiling,
desks, walls, everything. Their quar-
ters are virtually soundproof thanks to
the carpeting. Moreover, Rothstein
notes, "This room buffers all of the bad
qualities of a dorm."
Since their room is located on the first
floor of the complex, the ceiling is
higher than most, in this case, twelve
feet above the floor. The two have
created a separate second floor which
serves as a loft. To do this, however,
required a bit of electrical engineering
- hooking up a new light under the new
sformed their sixth floor room into a tri-
level. Upon entrance, visitors must~step
up into the "lounge area" which
features a beanbag chair and a . A
short wall of wood paneling sepajtes
this from the second level, which serves
as a study area. The third level is.the
loft. A pull-down ladder marks t en-
trance to the upper floor which is ed
by an exhaust fan when it become too
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some city of-
ficials, looking at how President Car-
ter's new urban policy actually will
work, say the $8.3 billion plan may not
carry enough money.
Says a New York City official: "We
like what we see, but I've got to tell you
- $8.3 billion wouldn't save the South
Bronx, let alone the rest of urban
WHILE CARTER'S proposed new
spending and tax breaks for 'lqcal
businesses seem like a lot, the money
must be spread out among the nation's
18,500 cities, towns or villages.
Administration officials, sensitive to
criticism that the urban plan includes
actual spending of just $742 million next
year, stress the 150/ program changes
that Carter has ordered. "There is a lot
more here than just money," says one
Nevertheless, the spotlight is on the
spending proposals, which will go to
DETROIT SEEKS $23 million in
federal aid to improve just one area -
the huge Belle Isle Island Park. While
the city would use public works money
on the project, rather than relying on
the proposed urban parks fund, the
total pricetag indicates the degree of
disrepair of many urban parks.
An informal survey of planning of-
ficials in Boston, Milwaukee, Detroit
and Peoria, Ill., indicates a substantial
and increasing need for federal aid,
especially among older cities whose
eroding tax bases make it difficult to
raise local revenues.
Larry Frishman, planning director in
Peoria, says his city will apply for a
share of the $4.5 billion that Carter
earmarked to stimulate business ac-
tivity in distressed areas.
"WE'RE AN old city, trying to
redevelop our downtown area," Frish-
man said. His first evaluation of the
Carter plan: "I'm afraid there doesn't
seem to be much money in it. It looks
underfunded for our purposes."
One example of how city needs out-
strip the President's plan is in Boston,
where housing aide Andrew Olins said
the city needs $6 million to $12 million
for home rehabilitation loans, which
Carter wants to expand nationally to
"Weigh our needs against the
national total and you sense the
disparity," Olins says.
CARTER ALSO is urging $150 million
in a new federal effort to develop urban
parks and recreation.
In context, the parks fund is blood
from a rock, and!I for one am grateful,"
says one city parks director who asked
that he not be named. "But I have to tell
you, the money won't go far. Everyone
is going to want a piece."
Milwaukee's deputy city planning
commissioner, John Bechler, says his
city just built four day-and-night
basketball courts in a housing project
at a cost of $50,000.
HEALTH CARE is another example.
Carter's urban health initiative would
increase spending for health clinics in
poor neighborhoods from $10 million to
$30 million in 1981.
Boston says it needs $12 million a
year to run its extensive network of
neighborhood-based health clinics
properly. This year the city is spending
$5 million to support 24 facilities.
Hospitals Director David Rosenblum
says glumly. "Trouble is, we're going
broke doing it, and we're meeting only
half the need of Boston's.poor."
Just for the
health of it.
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generally considered crucial to the
composition of Council. Long known as
Ann Arbor's "swing ward," its voters
typically pick the party which will
dominate City Council.
OF THE CITY'S five wards, the
Fourth contains the largest slice of
town as well as a vast socio-economic
cross-section of the community.
Located on the southeast side of the
city, it is home to the largest number of
registered voters in Ann Arbor (over
This diverse constituency in the ward
has made the problem of tenants
another priority issue with the can-
didates. Calling, upon his housing ex-
perience from his student days, Fisher
said he can empathize with the city's
"To me, the real difference is that it's
(solutions to housing problems) got to
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sold at 10 shillings each. Over the years,
private lotteries were gradually sup-
pressed and public lotteries lost favor,
the last one being held in 1860.
come through the cooperation of the
people. They've got to work together be
cause they've got to mutually benefit
Cappaert noted that housing is scarce
in the city and stressed the fact that
he's been "rapping landlords since
'67." He added that he- feels very
strongly that the University must con-
tribute more to solving the housing
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FOURTH WARD DEMOCRAT
CAPPAERT ON THE ISSUES
" "THE CITY MUST ENCOURAGE AN INCREASE IN THE
SUPPLY OF HOUSING, PARTICULARLY IN THE MODERATE
" "I SUPPORT WHOLEHEARTEDLY BOTH TENANTS RIGHTS
" "OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD PUT A GREATER
EMPHASIS ON HUMAN SERVICES, SUCH AS HEALTH
CARE, DAY-CARE, AND JOB TRAINING SERVICES."
" "OUR ROADS NEED FIXING IN A WELL-PLANNED MAN-
NER THAT WILL MAINTAIN THEM IN THE FUTURE."
" "WE MUST CAREFULLY MONITOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT OF PROPOSED CITY DEVELOPMENT. WE SHOULD
LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF OTHER CITIES."
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