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Allon protester pleads no contest
By JOHN SINKEVICS
A demonstrator arrested on assault
and battery charges at a speech last
December given by former Israeli
Prime Minister Yigal Allon yesterday
entered a plea of no contest in an Ann
Arbor District Court.
Nasir Habash, from Detroit, was
arrested December 17 in connection
with an incident which occurred during
the speech at Rackham Auditorium.
According to sources who were at the
talk, members of the Palestine Human
Rights Committee and others were
demonstrating against Allon because
they said he bears responsibility for op-
pressing the Palestinian people.
HABASH WAS arrested by officers
from the Ann Arbor Police Department
after a scuffle broke out between the
demonstrators and some Israeli
"This Israeli student was taking pic-
tures of us, and many Arab students
were afraid he might give the pictures
to the authorities," said Sarkis
Elmassian, a student in the School of
Education who attended Allon's speech.
"Habash shouted at him and tried to
take the camera out of his hand, and
they began to shove each other."
According to District Court Judge S.
J. Elden, Habash's case now has been
referred to the Probation Department
which will recommend sentencing.
Elden said the sentencing has been
slated for July.
WASHINGTON (AP)-A 4 per cent
drop in enrollment has been reported at
state universities and land-grant
colleges in the current academic year.
The decline was reported by the
National Association of State Univer-
sities and Land-Grant Colleges, which
said the total dipped from 3,362,846 in
1977 to 3,231,948 in the fall of 1978.
Economic council calls
for steel price limits
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Carter crease, on a percentage basis, to be no
administration's anti-inflation council more than the average of the best two of
challenged the steel industry yesterday the last three years.
to hold the line on prices or risk The wage-price council's statement
violating the nation's voluntary price yesterday seemed designed to keep
guidelines. other companies from following U.S.
The Council on Wage and Price Steel's lead. That, in turn, could force
Stability suggested that the nation's the Pittsburgh firm to roll back its in-
largest steel producer, U.S. Steel Corp., crease.
might be compelled to roll back a 3.5 "Most other steel firms cannot follow
per cent hike in steel prices announced U.S. Steel's price increase and remain
Wednesday. in compliance with the price standard
The council, which monitors com- unless they offset steel price increases
pliance with the anti-inflation with price reduction on their non-steel
guidelines, had said Tuesday that U.S. business," the council said.
Steel had been given permission to ex- IT NOTED that only three other steel
ceed the price standard if it abided in- companies had asked for exceptions
stead by an alternate, profit-margin from the price standard. None have yet
ceiling. been approved. The administration
UNDER THE price guideline, firms yesterday also moved to deny future
are supposed to raise prices no more federal contracts to two companies
than a half percentage point over the found in violation of the 'price
average rises of 1976-77. guidelines. The action came despite a
The Pittsburgh-based steel giant, the court ruling that such penalties are
nation's 15th largest industrial cor- illegal.
poration, followed Tuesday's gover- The action against Amerada Hess
nment announcement by immediately Corp. of New York and the cement
unveiling the 3.5 per cent price ,in- division of Ideal Basic Industries of
crease. It was U.S. Steel's third in- Denver came one day after the gover-
crease this year. nment urged a federal appeals court to
U.S. Steel announced its action after overturn a lower court ruling against
getting permission from the wage-price the administration's guidelines enfor-
council to abandon the price standard cement mechanism.
and operate under the profit-margin
standard, which allows it to pass along No matter how the U.S. Court of Ap-
"uncontrollable costs" to consumers, peals rules, the case is expected to wind
THE PROFIT-MARGIN standard up before the Supreme Court.
requires that a company hold its in-
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Perigo, who has been in charge of
orientation for eight years, says his
program involves 92 per cent of all in-
coming freshpersons and transfer
students, most of whom will stay at
South Quad for around $45. What they
pay depends on whether they are new
students or transfer students and
whether or not they commute.
HE EXPLAINED that the other eight
per cent are mostly students who aren't
accepted to the University until after
summer orientation has ended or those
who went away for the summer.
The program is staffed by 25 people,
including Perigo. Sixteen paid student
leaders act as chaperones for the new
students, taking them on hour-long
walking tours of Central Campus and
acquainting them with what makes the
Four leaders are hired to inform the
students' parents, who can particiapte
in their own orientation program, about
what their children can expect during
their four-years in Ann Arbor. Perigo
says the leaders talk about the Univer-
sity's excellent national academic and
athletic reputations and the type of city
Ann Arbor is.
PERIGO SAYS the parents' concerns
include how to handle soaring college
costs and crime in the city._
Some parents may hear rumors
about crime in Ann Arbor, and then be
reluctant to let their children attend a
college as large as the University, in a
city which they believe may be
dangerous, Perigo says. "Rumors are
hard to dispell. We play a supportive
role (for the University). We have to
accommodate different styles of life
different paces. It's no PR. (public
relations). It's strictly business,"
Perigo explains. "All sorts of concerns
Perigo says his program has received
favorable feedback. "Ninety-nine per
cent of what we get is extremely
positive," he said. "It's a product of the
student leaders .. . who are all super.
They are the fines who make or break a
STEVE LAVEY is one student who is
going through the orientation program.
He says he loves it.
"It's a really good program," the
future accounting major says. "I was
hesitant because this place is so big.
But the people have been really super. I
thought they were just going to take us
around and get us familiar with the
campus. But people have been really
friendly. They tell you exactly what
(courses) you have to take."
Lavey, who said he will be the foot-
ball team's equipment manager in the
fall, said, "They're (student leaders)
small college people running a big
LAVEY SAID the only problem he
sees with the program is the lack of
time students get to spend by them-
selves. (All of our time) "is taken up in
something. There's no time to mingle,"
Perigo said aside from a few minor
changes in the orientation of the
program, such as a game designed to
help students communicate better with
each other, there have been no drastic
changes in the past few years. He added
that as of now, none are expected for
next year's program.
"We want to make it new and fresh,"
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