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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 61-S
The IM chi gan Daily WednesdayAugust8, 1979
Twelve Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Clear sailing expected in fall housing hunt

By TIM YAGLE
Returning students, especially freshpersons,
should encounter few obstacles in finding on-campus
housing this fall, Assistant University Housing In-
formation Director LeRoy Williams said yesterday.
While Housing Office has been accepting housing
applications since classes ended in April, there
should be openings in dormitories and co-ops this fall.
ACCORDING TO the administrator, freshpersons
are always assured rooms, whether their ap-
plications for University housing are received in May
or September.
Williams said that one month after housing ap-
plications were first taken in mid-April, Mosher Jor-
dan, Mary Markley, and Oxford Housing were
completely filled.

Juniors and seniors filing housing applications as of
Aug. 1 are informed which units are available,
Williams said. "If they refuse, they're out of the
ballpark until Sept, 7," which is when temporary
housing will become available. The usual procedure
in this case, according to Williams, is to convert
resident advisors' rooms into doubles, or lounges into
student rooms. Some students prefer living in lounges
because those rooms offer carpeting and more space,
Williams said. Some students, Williams added, have
requested the same lounge the next term because
they liked it so much.
HE SAID the housing office is having more trouble
placing male applicants, partially because their ap-
plications were turned in later than most applications

from women. There is less housing for men than for
women, Williams added.
He also said that while demand for University
housing has traditionally exceeded supply, lease can-
cellations and re-assigned rooms balance out the
figures.
Williams said co-ops, fraternities, and sororities
are becoming popular alternatives to University
housing.
This is important, Williams said, because Univer-
sity housing provides less than 30 per cent, or about
9,000 spots for single students.
"We're going to be in good shape by mid-
September," he added. "If a person wants housing
bad enough and if they put the time and effort into it,
they'll find a place to live."

Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
A GROUP OF LOCAL citizens are conducting a three-day vigil and fast at St. Mary's Church to commemorate the
atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945. The vigil will end at noon tomorrow with a prayer
service. See story, Page 5. ,
Clericals, AFSCME voice support
for striking campus trades workers

Wage-price
guidelines
extension
proposed
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Carter
administration, acknowledging it has a
long way to go in restraining inflation,
proposed yesterday extending its wage
and price guidelines for a second year.
An "issues paper" released by the
Council on Wage and Price Stability
gave no specific targets for pay and
prices in 1980.
It did, however, say that the price
standard would likely have a two-year,
cumulative goal and that for "sym-
metry" the wage guide could be
developed in a similar way.
IT IMPLIED that the rapid rate of in-
flation so far this year may force the
council to allow higher wage and price
increases next year. This year's wage
limit is seven per cent, and price in-
creases are to be held a half a percen-
tage point below 1976-77 increases.
"For example, a 15.5 per cent, two-
year standard - seven per cent and
eight per cent compounded- is com-
parable to an eight per cent second-
year standard," the council document
said. "Under a cumulative standard,
employee units that receive less than
the seven per cent pay standard in the
first year are rewarded with a higher
base pay rate for the second year."
There is no hint that the Carter ad-
ministration is considering making the
voluntary program mandatory or ex-
panding its "enforcement" procedures
beyond the current threat of adverse
publicity or withholding of government
contracts.
ALFRED KAHN, chairman of the
Council on Wage and Price Stability
and President Carter's chief anti-in-
flation adviser, told a news conference
that "we have had an unanticipatedly
high rate of inflation in the past nine
months."
He added that although it would be of
little comfort to consumers faced with
increases in food, fuel and housing
See EXTENSION, Page 2

By PATRICIA HAGEN
While campus skilled trades workers
continued to picket yesterday, two
other University labor groups con-
sidered ways to support the trades
council's week-old strike.
At a special meeting of the
Federation of State, County, and
Municipal Employees (AFSCME),
Local 1583, the 22 union members
present approved two measures to
assist the trades council. The AFSCME
local, the largest campus union,
has more than 2,000 members.
THE AFSCME workers approved
funds for refreshments for the,
picketers and a local newspaper adver-
tising campaign insupport of the strike.
Sue Ellen Hansen, president of the
Organizing Committee. for, Clericals
(OCC), a group trying to unionize
University -clerical workers,.said the
OCC has "made a statement in support

of it (the trades council strike)."
No new negotiating sessions have
been scheduled since the talks last
Thursday between the campus unit of
the Washtenaw County Building Trades
Council and the University hit a
stalemate.
UNIVERSITY chief negotiator Arlie
Braman said he was waiting to hear
from the Michigan Employment
Relations Commission mediator.
Jim Murphy, president of the 318-
member campus trades council,
however, said the next action "is up to
the University." He said the union has
"come down considerably" in its
demands, while the University has not
respondedor changed its position.
Meanwhile, AFSCME Local 1583
President Dwight Newman told the
union members at yesterday's meeting
that the AFSCME executive board had
discussed supportive actions that could

be taken "short of walking out." He
said a sympathy walk-out is illegal
because of a no-strike clause in their
contract. A walk-out would also violate
the Public Employees Relations Act, he
added.
HE SAID IF the University succeeds
in eliminating the trades union's sick
time benefits - the main reason for the
strike, according to picketers - the
University may try to do the same to
AFSCME the next time the AFSCME
contract is negotiated. "We have some
nice goodies they may want back,
too," Newman said.
Newman reminded AFSCME mem-
bers not to do work usually handled by
skilled trades workers, and told them
they could show support by picketing
and distributing refreshments to the
picketers.
See AFSCME, Page 9

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