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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 2, 1977

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AFSCME
Negotiators for the University and the American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Em-
ployes (AFSCME, Local 1583) are pleased with
progress made at contract talks thus far. However,
if a settlement isn't reached before next week, offi-
cials have taken steps to bring a state mediator
to the table. University representative William
Neff says he has tentatively scheduled a mediator
for February 7, 9 and 10, with the consent of the
union. Adds AFSCME negotiator Art Anderson,
"We might be at a little disagreement on the
money issue and we had to arrange ( he media-
tor's) schedule in case we need him." The Uni-
versity and AFSCME, who are bargaining to re-
place a contract which expired last year, have al-
ready talked through two negotiation deadlines and
are heading for a third on February 15.
Happe-nin Ygs...
. .kick off this morning at 11 with a Grand
Opening potluck luncheon for the returning Stu-
dent lounge; 3205 Michigan Union . . . atnoon, hear
a lecture on "Gerontology: A Black Perspective"
by Dr. Harry Morgan of Syracuse University at
the CAAS Conference Room, 1100 Souh University
. . . and if that doesn't grab you, go to Lecture
Room 1, MLB at 4 and hear University Microbiol-
ogy professor F. C. Neidhardt speak on "A Pre-
liminary Scan of the Pattern of Protein Syntesis
in the Escherichia Coli" . . . then at 7, U.C.L.A.
parapsychologis's Dr. Barry Taff and Kerry Gay-
nor will give ESP demonstrations at 'East Quad
and then again et Alice Lloyd, at 9:30 . . . at 7:30
at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Inde-
pendence Road, the Ann Arbor Wilmington 10 De-
fense Commitee will have an evening of "Remem-
bering and Action" for the Wilmington 10 . .
at 9, the University Folk Dance Club will hold a
general meeting at the Cook Room in the north
section of the Lawyers Club . . at 9:30, there
will be a poetry and prose reading at the Halfway
Inn, East Quad, bring your own stuff . . . and,
finally, there'll be an hour of songs and readings
by the Hopwood winner Jim Grondin, in the Burs-
ley Library, at 10.
Turnstile squeeze
The Queens, N.Y. Police Department has put the
squeeze on two Israeli brothers - for putting the
squeeze on each other. Itzhak Raz, 28, and his
brother Gabrield, 25, were each fined $10 Monday
for trying to inch through a subway turnstile to-
gether on a single 50 cent fare. It wasn't because
the two sneaky siblings were lack ng the money
to pay for the extra fare because Itshakk, a dia-
mond dealer with a business in Beverly Hills, was
found to have $30,700 in $50 and $100 bills when
taken to the Forest Hills police station. "It was
actually just a kind of joke," said Itzhak. "We
weren't worried but it was foolish and stupid."
The transit officers who apprehended the Israeli
citizens thought so, too.
Burgeradio
A firm that makes hamburger shaped radios has
a whopper of a lawsuit on its hands. Seems as
though another firm, Amico Inc. of Philadelphia,
decided .to take Windsor Industries of Melville,
N.Y., to court because Windsor's hamburger
shaped radios looked too much like Amico's cheese-
burger shaped marvels; and were smothered in
similar packaging. Amico complained that Wind-
sor was trying to steal its business by duplicating
the packaging. However, a judge refused to let
Amico have its own way, and refused to bar Wind-
sor from producing the hamburger radio, saying
Amico had not been in the burger radio business
long enough to have cornered the market, in the
minds of consumers.
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Monstrous disco very
Loch Ness monster, move over. Your Soviet cou-
sin may be stealing the limelight. Interest -in the
possibility that Scotland's much-ballyhooed water
creature could be competing with a similar Soviet
mystery was aroused when Anatoly Pzchersky, a
Soviet geographer, announced that he and his son
had spotted a curious figure in Lake Kok-Kol in
the Ozhambul area of Kazakhs'an. The creature,
sighted in the summer of 1975, had a body 50 feet
long and a head over six feet in length, he said.
Plans are now being made for a student expedition
to investigate the report of the snake-like monster..
The Loch Ness monster has, not yet commented
on Comrade Kok-Kol.
On the inside ...
for important international, national and
state news turn to the Daily Digest on Page 3 . .
Jeffrey Selbst lamentts over his snowbound exper-
ience in New Mexico for the Editorial Page
Ar s Page features a story on Bruce Lee by Dobilas
Matulionis . . . and our friends from Sports offer
Don MacLachlan's column on the cagers.

Senate stalls

action

on

natur

WASHINGTON O -' Leg-
islation to give President
Carter new powers to deal
with the nation's natural
gas shortage ran into trou-
ble yesterday after the
House tacked on a price
ceiling provision that the
Senate refused to accept.
A House - Senate confer-
ence committee worked last
night at reconciling the
House bill with one that
passed the Senate on Mon-
day night. Congressional
leaders said they still hoped
to have a compromise mea-
sure to the President to-
day. -
EFFORTS TO REACH agree-
ment without having to appoint
a conference committeebroke
down last night with Senate re-
fusal to accept the House price
ceiling.
Sen. Adlai Stevenson (D-1ll.),
said the price ceiling along with
several other relatively r minor
amendments added by the
House would hamper the Presi-
dent's ability to deal effectively
with the cold-spawned gas cris-
is.
The conference committee was
then named and immediately

al gas
got to work on drafting a com-
promise.
IN REJECTING the House
bill, the Senate also turned back,
60 to 28, a proposed amendment
by Sen. Edward Brooke, (R-
Mass.), that would have pro-
hibited gas and electric firms
from cutting off service to per-
sons who couldn't afford to pay
their power bills during the em-
ergency.
Stevenson said that the amend-
ment was not relevant to the
gas legislation, that a similar
effort by Brooke had already
been rejected and that "the
president will soon have a pro-

proposal

posal before Congress that will
provide relief for people who
are burdened by high energy
bills." '
The House version of the bill,
approved 367 to 52, contains an
amendment added during ear-
lier committee deliberations
that puts a price ceiling on gas
purchased during theiemergen-
cy. The Senate bill, approved
Monday night by a margin of
91-2, contains no such provi-
sion.
AT ONE POINT during ef-
forts at reaching a compro-
mise, Sen. Bennett Johnston,
(D-La.), one of the Senate ne-
gotiators, told reporters, "We've

got. it fairly well agreed to in
substance. The question now is
how do you get it passed be-
fore the fireside chat, a ref-
erence to Carter's planned tele-
vision address to the nation
scheduled for tonight.
But while Congress is hag-
gling over giving Carter the
power to deal with the natural
gas crisis, several states are
in need of immediate help, and
the governors of those states are
asking for the -same authority
Carter is seeking.
In Georgia, legislation is ex-
pected to give the governor the
See SENATE, Page 2

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Doily Photo by CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER
Hiiminin, dinner ...
An anticipatory pooch watches yesterday as a squir-
rel - possible dinner entree - scampers up a tree
on the Diag.
REGENT ACTION EXPECTED:

h'alt dam, sv
By MARTHA RETALLICK
A University Law School assistant dean and an environmental
law student have won an injunction halting construction of a 'len-/
nessee dam which they believe will force the extinction of a rare
species of fi.h.
Monday, the U.S. Sixth Circui Court of Appeals in Cincinnati -
upheld the suit filed by University law student Zygniunt J. G.
Piater and Assistant Dean Donald Cohen. The court's unanimous
decision stopped construction of the Tennessee Valley Authori y' s
(TVA) $116 million Tellico Dam Project, until it can be reviewed t!
by Congress. U
The suit focuses on a three-inch, perch-like fish called the snail A
darter whose only known habitat is the Little Tennessee River -
the waterway where the TVA wishes to build the dam. As a result

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fish

"The fish needs 'fast
moving waterf that's
shallow, over rocks'
- University Law Stu-
dent Zygmunt J. G.
Pla t er, explaining
why the construction
of the Tellico D am
would be hazardous
to the snail darter.

Dorm rates may rise

By STU McCONNELL
Dorm rates will increase an
average of 8.4 per cent next
fall if the University Board of
Regents accepts the recommen-
dation of the Housing Rate
Study Committee at its Febru-
ary meeting.{
The joint student - staff com-
mittee's original January report
calls for an increase in room
and board charges for singles
in the ten "traditional" dorms
from $1753.80 to $1939.50 (10.6
per cent).; for doubles, $1511.82
to $1631.25 (7.9 per cent); and
for triples and "economy dou-
bles", $1338.66 to $1444.50.
IN A MEMO TO BE released

this morning, however, commit-
tee chairWoman Judy Di Mat-
tia said the rate structure will
be slightly altered from the
one announced in January.
The double room price will in-
crease 8.4 per cent while the
single room rate hike will be
reduced slightly to compensate,
she said.
Despite these minor adjust-
ments to the January report,
the overall average increase
will still be 8.4 per cent.
The committee also recom-
mended cost-cutting measures
in the Housing Division. These
options include:
*Increasing occupancy from
97.3 per cent to 98.2 per cent.

* Eliminating paper towels
in corridor bathrooms
* Increasing laundry rates to
35 cents per washer load
* Providing pillows on re-
quest only.
0 Effecting a 2 per cent reduc-
tion in administrative expense
AFTER STUDENT protests,
which included an "eat-in" at
Couzens Hall, a proposal to
consolidate meal service on
weekends was scrapped.
The meal service plan. would
have shifted students from
three central campus dorms to
three neighboring dorms for
weekend meals. .The transfer
would have cut rates by $12 per
term for most dorm residents.
"Basically the increases are
the result of general inflation,
that was over 9 per cent," Di
Mattia said, "but we made cost
reductions and brought it down
to a 7.6 per cent (increase).
Then we scrapped the food con-

of a petition filed by Prater two
put on the endangered species
list in October 1975.
According to Plater, the fish
needs "fast moving water that's
shallow, over rocks". If the TVA
were to build the Tellico Dam,
it would turn the 33-mile stretch
of the Little Tennessee River
where the snail darter lives into
"a slow moving lake, he add-
,ed.
"Virtually every river in Ten-
nessee is dammed from top to
bottom," Plater said. "There
are 29 dams within 50 miles of
this one."
Plater called this stretch of
the Little Tennessee "the last 33
miles of free flowihg river in
Tennessee." He added that if
this stretch were elimina ed,
"there is no way to replace its
quality.'
TVA counsel Herbert Sanger,
however, is disappointed at the
court's decision.

years ago, the snail darter was
Local inmate fails
in sucideattempt
By LAURIE \YOUNTG
A newly-arrested man slashed his wrists- yesterday morn-
ing in his Washtenaw County Jail cell with a razor supplied
him for his morning shave - only one day after jail officials
were alerted to his suicidal state, according to Assistant Pub-
lic Defender-Ronald Carlson.
The man, who was not seriously injured, was arrested and
arraigned in Ann Arbor District Court last Monday. He had
"a previous history of emotional and psychological problems,"
said Jail Administrator Tom Fournier.
CARLSON SAID THE COURT notified him Monday after-
noon of the new client's state and-he immediately notified
Fournier.
See INIVATE, Page 8

MSA to ask 'U'to
set check-off date,
By PATTY ,MONTEMURRk
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) last night voted to ask the
University Regents to declare the due date of the term's first tui-
tion bill as the last oppor-unity students have to indicate their
support for MSA funding.
Students can voice their support for. MSA funding through a
negative check-off system. Presently, students can check a form
that wi?1 credit 'he voluntary 75 cent MSA fee to their accounts
anytime before the last day tuition payments are due for the term.
MSA MEMBER Mike Taylor pointed out the difficulty in plan-
ning a budget when students can withdraw their funding support
at the last minute. "It hurts us if we don't know how much money

See REGENTS, Page 8 See 2, Page 2

H istory
lives at

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Blaze
threatens
Tiger
Stadium
From Wire Service Reports
DETROIT - Dozens of fire-
men last night battled a stub-
born blaze that swept through
the press box area at Tiger
Stadium and threatened other
areas of the aging structure
near downtown Detroit.
A fire department dispatcher
said about 60 fire fighters us-
ing 21 pieces of equipment were.
at the scene of the two-alarm
fire at the southwest corner of
the stadium.

we have," he said.
"This is not a way to sneak
back mandatory funding," add-
ed Taylor. MSA member Wendy
Goodman noted that in "all bill-
ing procedures, there's a due
date."
MSA officers Scott Kellman
and Steve Carnevale will write
a letter to the Regents formal-
izing the request.
ACKNOWLEDGING the heavy
load of work MSA faces, the
body last night also voted to
hold weekly meetings on a four
week trial basis. Previously, the
full assembly would meet every
other ,week
In other MSA business:
-MSA allocated $227.25 to bal-
ance out the expenses of last
week's Festival of Women in the
Arts. MSA loaned $3.500 to the
Eclipse , Jazz program. The
money will be used to purchase
a sound system for the student
organization and will be paid
back to-MSA in- installments fol-
lowing each Eclipse concert.
-THE ANN Arbor Prison Col-

*s
Bentley
Library_
By LANI JORDAN
Nestled among the trees on
the east edge of North Cam-
pus, Bentley Historical Library
maintains the neat and quiet
ambience indicative of most
any other library on campus.
Bentley Library, however, is
not any other library.
TO THE BENTLEY, history
is more than rows of books
recounting past events from the
viewpoint of modern day schol-
ars. The library houses history
in its original form: more than
20 million papers and docu-
ments, many of them from
promiinent historical figures as
well as "plain average people."
Among those who have dona-
ted their papers 'to the library
are former Michigan Governors
t George Romney and G. Mennen
Williams, several former Uni-
versity Regents, congressmen,
and many prominent organiza-
tions such as the Urban Plan-

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