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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 149 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 7, 1978 Ten Cents 14 Pages
Solar energy a hot topic on Sundays Sun Day
By MARK SANFORD been officially declared Sun Day in Ann Arbor. "Our main goal," said Medlin, "is to Milliken on Energy and Resources, and Jim
What's bigger than a breadbasket, hotter Sponsored by the coalition, Sun Day is a part of educate and inform people on the actuality of Crowfoot, professor in the School of Natural
than a microwave oven, and 93 million miles a nation-wide movement with similar aims. solar and alternative energy." Events for this Resources. Use of solar power for heating
away? Highlighting the days activities, with the Sunday's "Sun Day" will include presentations To call attention to the present-day prac-
If you haven't guessed already, it's none possible exception of a guest appearance by the on the social and economic implications of ticalities of solar energy, there will be an(i hot water would be
other than our friend, the Sun. Studied, wor- Sun itself, will be an all-day "Solar Expo" to be solar energy, the feasibility of wind power and workshops on citizen's action and technical dheaper than electricity in
shipped, and immortalized in verse since day held at the Michigan Union. other alternatives, and the politics of solar "how-to's" of building solar units, along with
one by philosophers, pagans and poets alike, it Formed in January of this year, the Ann Ar- energy in Michigan. solar unit displays, art and science projects by every part of the United States
has of late made its way into the national bor Sun Day Coalition, according to Medlin, is SPEAKERS FOR THE day's activities, public school students and theatrical and with the exception of the
spotlight in the wake of the energy crisis. composed of University students with a con- which will begin at 11:30 in Regents Plaza, in- musical events. As Medlin adds, "To me it's
Or as Nancy Medlin, member of the Ann cern for the energy of the future. In order to lude Jim Benson, Council on Economic feasible now." Pacific Northwest, which uses
Arbor Sun Day Coalition remarked, tongue-in- raise funds for "Expo '78," the coalition has Priorities; Zolton Ferency, Democratic can- With the world supply of oil steadily dwin-
cheek. "it's a het toic now." been actively selling T-shirts, buttons, tags and didate for Governor of Michigan; Perer Har- dling, bringing with it higher and higher prices, its abundant water supplies for
IN ORDER TO call attention to the sun as a baked goods, as well as soliciting donations nik, National Coordinator for Sun Day; nuclear power on the wane due to problems power.
viable source of needed energy, April 9 has from many area businesses. Jonathan Cain, assistant to Gov. William See SUN, Page 2
bomb halt is
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Presumably, if the lussians made cer-
Carter has decided to' postpone-but tamn unspecified concessions, the
not cancel-production of the con- United States would forego further
troversial neutron bomb, U.S. officials work on the neutron bomb.
said late yesterday. Without revealing any details,
The presidential decision will be con- Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance
veyed to North Atlantic Treaty touched on the immediacy of the
Organization representatives in decision in testifying earlier Thursday
Brussels today, these officials said. before the House International
NEUTRON WEAPONS are designed Relations Committee. }
to inflict battlefield casualties with HE SAID CARTER would act soon
radiation while limiting blast damage. and "when I say soon, I mean very
Although sometimes referred to as a soon."
bomb, the weapon is designed for use as West Germany and Britain had been
a warhead for the 81-mile range Lance encouraged to support the deployment
missile and for howitzer shells that can of neutron bombs on the expect- ion
be fired a distance of 10 to 12 miles. that the United States would go .ead
The U.S. military wants the weapon with n oduction. Carter's decision may
as an equalizer against the possibility cause some embarrassment to those
of a tank attack in central Europe, countries.
where the Russians have an estimated 3 West Germany's Foreign Minister
to 1 tank advantage. The weapon would Hans-Dietri(' Genscher made &
kill invading tank crews with radiation hurried visit Washington earlier in
while saving civilian lives and property the week to ho a last round of con-
on the periphery of the battlefield, its sultations with (arter and Vance about
supporters say.. 'e weapon..
Opponents of the weapon contend it
could make it easier to use nuclear ar- CARTER IS MAKING his decision as
ms in a European conflict. Vance prepares for a critical visit to
THE SOURCES, who asked not to be Moscow in two weeks to try to complete
identified, emphasized that Carter's a U.S.-Soviet treaty limiting strategic
decision did not mean the neutron bomb nuclear weapons.
would never be produced by the United Carter had been reported on the
States. verge of postponing production of
Possible production, they said, neutron weapons, but official White
depended on future weapons House statements denied that the
negotiations with the Soviet Union. president had reached a decision.
show up at debate
e Daily Photo by ANDY FREfBERG
Surveying ;a Dta drizzle
ALL GET SPOTS IN SECOND LOTTERY:
Students secure dorm housing
By RICHARD BERKE
Every student who went through proper channels 1
was able to secure a space in University housing for
the fall, according to the Housing Office.
A drawing was conducted April 3 for any studen-
ts-including those 492 denied spaces in their in-<
dividual dorm lotteries-wanting to live in University
ALL OF THE 362 students who took advantage of
the application opportunity were offered housing
spaces. Bursley, East Quad, Alice Lloyd, South
Quad, Fletcher, Baits and Oxford all had openings.
Peter Schoch, director of University Housing In-
formation and Off-Campus Housing Office director, seeking off-campus housing advice came by his office
pointed out that 46 of the 362 students who entered the ' in February alone.
drawing opted to live in off-campus housing.
Schoch said having left-over spaces is not uncom- Schoch said because of the unassigned fall spaces,
mon because people lose hope when they are turned prospects are good for students who have signed
away in their individual dorm lotteries. But he added University leases but are on waiting lists for
that not as many students tried to get into University reassignment to another dorm. He said "nearly all
housing as have in the past. those students" will be accommodated.
"YOU REALLY DON'T know how many people
were discouraged into signing an off campus lease
immediately," he said. "Many students planned bet-
ter, made their decisions earlier and were off
securing off-campus housing." He said 2,000 students
Students who still want to live in University housing
in the fall can apply, but Schoch is doubtful about
"Our attention is now turned towards incoming
freshmen," he said. -
for, MSA seats
" A student court decided to let
PAC candidates run in the LSA
Student Government elections de-
spite the fact that they filed late. See
story, Page 2.
For happenings, weather
and local briefs,
see TODAY, page 3.
FOOD PRICES were up only 0.8
per cent last month, which helped
hold the March increase in
wholesale prices to 0.6 per cent.
Although the March wholesale price
increase was substantially lower
than the February hike of 1.1 per
cent, it would still mean an annual
inflation rate on the wholesale level
of near 7.5 per cent. A Carter ad-
ministration report says that overall
inflation "seems hopelessly stuck"
in the 6 to 7 per cent range..
By DENNIS SABO
What would happen if they gave a
governor's debate and no one came?
It almost occurred Wednesday night
when only two of the five gubernatorial
candidates showed up at a debate spon-
sored by the Sqciety of Professional
Journalists (SDX) at the Michigan
The sparse audience was able to
compare the liberal-socialist policies of
perennial candidate Zolton Ferency
with the moderate policies of State
Senator Patrick McColough.
THE TWO candidates' appearances
were as different as their political
thought. Ferency, dressed in his usual
casual attire of sports coat and double-
knot turtleneck sweater played the
By MARK PARRENT
The political strategies and manue-
vering of candidates for the Michigan
Student Assemby (MSA) are taking
their final form as next week's MSA
Students in each of the University's 17
schools and colleges will elect a number
of representatives proportional to the
school's enrollment. This election
system was approved by students in a
February special election. The MSA
elections will be held next Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Students will also decide several
ballot questions as well as electing a
MSA elections '78
president and vice-president.
NINETY-SIX candidates are on the
ballot competing for 33 seats. The'
schools of Public Health and Social,
Work are each entitled to one seat on
In most of the other schools, the ratio
of candidates to seats available is about
three to one.
AS FAR AS ISSUES are concerned
this election, most of the candidates
generally agree on the problems
needing attention. This often makes it
very difficult to distinguish candidates.
Among'the areas of concern to most
candidates are: communication (or the
lack of) between students and MSA; the
need for more student office space; the
University's position on South African
investments; housing problems; tuition
hikes; minority participation in MSA;
creation of a student regent position,
and mandatory funding for MSA.
BECAUSE STANDS on the issues for
the most part do not differ radically
from one party or candidate to the next,
most hopefuls capitalize on their past
accomplishments or plans to change
the MSA structure and procedures for
dealing with these problems.
Most of the candidates are affiliated
with'a party. Twenty-nine are running
on the SABRE (Student Alliance for
Better Representation) party ticket.
populist role while McCollough presen-
ted a more conservative image with his
pin-striped three-piece suit
Ferency has made three attempts for.
the governor's seat, both as a Democrat
and as Human Rights Party candidate.
Even Ferency jokes of his long run for.
the state's highest office.
" I ANNOUNCED my candidacy in
April 1966," Ferency said. "And I've
been running ever since."
The Michigan State University
assistant professor is still trying to sell
his often socialist ideas to a constituen-
cy that is conservative enough to put
Gov. William Milliken into office and
re-elect him for a third term.
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chair, picked up his guitar and began
strumming away on a catchy tune
five-year-old Susy definiitively.
Yoshida then asked Amanda the
sameuestion. Amanda looked down at