THE MICHIGAN DAILY
AATU initiates rent strike
against Reliable Realty
Tuesday, February 3, 1976
TROUBLE NEXT FALL?
' U' grant cuts unlikely
By JAY LEVIN
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union
(AATU) has organizedeapproxi-
mately 80 Reliable Realty ten-
ants to participate in a rent
strike against the management
company-the second such AA-
TU organized strike action in
According to Tenants Union
organizer Jodi Wolens, Reliable
Realty tenants began to deposit
their February rents yesterday!
in an AATU controlled escrowI
account, withholding the funds measures and unreasonable
from landlord Edith Epstein. rents.
MEANWHILE, about 30 addi- MILLER SAID, "The sooner
tional tenants this month have; we (the AATU) get recognition,I
joined the rent strike against the sooner the strike against Re-!
Sunrise Management Company, liable will end." Sunrise owner
and its owner Dewey Black. I Black has been reluctant to fully I
|irecognize the AATU as a bar- I
fAccording to AATU Steering; gaining team .for his striking
Committee Member Robert Mil- nitenantse
ler, the strike action against
Reliable was taken for the same Miller added that a demands
reasons as Sunrise-allegedly in-i committee of striking AATU ten-'
adequate maintenance, security ants will meet later this week
to formulate their grievences in
By MIKE NORTON
University students who hold
Basic Opportunity Grants are in
I little immediate danger of losing
them-abut there may be prob-
lems ahead, all the same.
The federally funded program
has run out of money due to an
unexpectedly high student re-
sponse,. and unless Congress al-
lows an advance of $160 million
to be drawn on next year's ap-
pronriation, some 1.2 million
students nationwide may lose
up to 20 per cent of their
BUT UNIVERSITY Director
of Financial Aid Thomas Butts
says that conditions here are!
better than at some other insti-
tutions-at least as far as this
year is concerned.
"The government intends to
honor its commitments to
schools who turned in their fi- I "THIS IS the Administration's
nancial reports early," he said, favorite program," he said.
"and we were able to do so. "There are people in the Con-
We've been aware of these de- gress and people in the Admin-
velopments for some time." istration who realize that we
Other, less fortunate schools have a problem, and they're
may be forced to share funds cooperative people. I think
on a one-third basis, he added. they'll be able to work some-
BUT ALL this is contingent on thing out."
Congressional approval of the As for future grants, however,
$160 million advance on next B. tts concedes that his office is
year's budget. And if that ad- "concerned, very concerned."
ditional funding isn't forthcom- "We're hoping for sufficient
ing, Butts admits, there might funds for next year, of course,"
be trouble. The University might he said. "But students should be
even be required to collect back aware that there could be some
a portion of each student's doubt" about their grants.
"The probabilities are small," RICHARD English, associate
he declared, "but you can imag- ; vice-president for academic af-
ine what kind of a nightmare fairs, said he was "optimistic as
that would be, especially since a well" about the Basic Grants
lot of them (students) have prob- program.
ably spent the money already." "But it all depends on Con-
But Butts remains confident gress," English said. "We'll just
that Congress will approve the have to play it day-to-day
measure. around here."
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guard commented, "They would !
have been a thousand times
more effective if they had
picketed and handed out leaf-
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SOME 75 PROTESTORS gathered on the Diag yesterday
afternoon to protest CIA recruitment at the University. The
chilled group demanded the removal of all intelligence com-
munity personnel from campus.
DETROIT (A) - Instead of Ne z T
a "hands off" approach, the Nw
$6.1-million Detroit Science
Center here will adopt a "please
touch" attitude with its feature
Visitors to the center's Learn-
ing Lab will be invited to par-
ticipate in demonstrations and WASHINGTON
the actual use of scientific Congressional le
equipment. The public may in- simistically yest
vestigate principles of physics fast a new ca
by using pulleys and examining law can be enac
the nature of human perception primary candid
with exhibits of optical illu- prospect that th
sions, stereovision and sound. spigot will be tt
By stressing the participational 1.l
aspect of the exhibts, the cen- The Fe e
ter aims- at stimulating learn- sionh (Feagr
ing, understanding, creativity distribute mat
and an appreciation of science. funds to candid
The facilities, which stand to- as applications
day on a 9,000-square-foot site this month.
in a former automobile show- BUT IF Co
room, eventually will be moved complied with a
to a seven to eight-acre site invitation to rew
near the central city. The ex- finance law by
pansion is being made possible will apparently
in part by a $500,000 grant from government qua
the American Revolution Bicen- the campaign m
tennial Administration. More The court ru
than 70 per cent of the $6.1-mil- the commissior
lion building fund goal has been federal election
met, says its president Dexter pointed uncons
Perry, with more than $700,000 permitted the F
coming from Detroit area busi- functioning for
ness and industry. gress could act
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438 W. HURON
law could end
al election aid
9 (A) - While Asked if he still intends to
aders spoke pes- abolish the commission, he said:
erday about how "The court abolished it. It dis-
mpaign finance embowelled it. I'm not a sur-
ted, presidential geon-I can't put the bowels
sates faced the together again."
eir federal funds On Capitol Hill,, prospects in
urned off March the Senate appeared reasonably
Commis- good for the commission, but the
ecinnst ay prognosis was poor in the House.
eed yesterday to
ching campaign SPEAKER Carl Albert told
Sates as quickly reporters he doubts that the
can be checked commission will be re-establish-
ed as a group of presidential
ngress has not appointees - apparently the
Supreme Court simplest solution to the court's
vrite the election duling.
Feb. 29, there Albert said, "I don't think we
be no agency of will go for anything that would
lified to pass out let the President do it when the
honey. whole trouble started with a
led Friday that President-not this President."
n, overseer of Other nations, including Euro-
laws, was ap- nean countries, Canada and
stitutionally. It Japan, have adopted limits on
FEC to continue campaign spending similar to
30 days so Con- those ruled unconstitutional by
, but ruled that the U.S. Supreme Court.
te by then, the These countries do not, how-
owers would be ever,, directly subsidize political
d. parties, which the U.S. high
Hays (D-Ohio), court allows. Canada reim-
committee which burses candidates for some poli-
ommission, has tical expenses under a bill
to abolish the adopted last year but which has
ith whom he's not yet faced the test of a
over regulations nationwide election.
ns. Several other countries, Italy,
sterday the law Argentina, West Germany and
ded to have the Sweden among them, directly
eneral pass out subsidize their political parties,
1 c a m p a i g n usually based on how wide their
I support is.
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