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Vol. LXXXV111, No. 37-S
m c igenThursday, Jul 6, 1978
4., Sixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Hughes tapped for housing post

University officials apparently like
the way Robert Hughes has handled the
duties of acting housing director, and
they want to keep him behind the
chief's desk permanently.
Vice President for Student Services
Henry Johnson said Hughes is the name
he will give to the Regents as his
preference for University housing
director. The University Regents will
act on Johnson's recommendation at
Dorms must
meet state
and R.J. SMITH
With Wire Reports
In an opinion which could mean
trouble for the University Housing Of-
fice, Attorney General Frank Kelley
said yesterday student dormitories
must meet the requirements of the
Michigan Housing code.
The opinion came after two Lansing
lawmakers questioned Michigan State
University's (MSU) practice of placing
three students in rooms designed for
two. Converting double rooms into
triples - practiced for years by the
University - allegedly violates the
housing code's space requirements.
ACTING University Housing Direc-
tor Robert Hughes said he believes "we
do meet the state code," but added he
would "have to check things -to make
sure that is the case."
Lyle Thorburn, assistant vice
president for housing and food services
at MSU, said it is conceivable Kelley's
opinion will trigger dorm fee increases
throughout the state. The University
already has the second highest dorm
rate among the Big Ten schools.
Hughes said after the first dorm lot-
tery 200 dorm spaces were added
because of doublesconverted into
See KELLEY, Page 14
Police still
The search for University student
Beverly Gold, last seen 20 days ago,
Presently checking out all the calls
they are receiving and rechecking
many old ones, the Ann Arbor police
are stumped in their efforts to track
down Gold. But it's not that the police
are not receiving any leads-tips are
pouring in. "On a North-South-East-
West chart, we could put her at any
highway stop near Ann Arbor if we con-
sider all the calls we have gotten," said
police detective Charles Ferguson,

their met"_ng later this month, but
Johnson said he anticipates no dif-
ficulties or objections to his choice.
JOHNSON based his selection on the
unanimous recommendation of an
eight-member committee which con-
ducted a nationwide search for a per-
manent director. Nearly 30 candidates
applied for the position and the commit-
tee gave Johnson its three preferences
for the position, with Hughes on top.
The two other finalists selected by the
search committee are directors of the

housing systems at the University of
Pennsylvania and the University of
Maine. Evart Ardis, Career Planning
and Placement director and search
committee chairman said the two,
whose names he declined to identify,
were not as knowledgeable as Hughes
about the operation of a large housing
"The complexity of the job probably
accounted for the relatively small
number of candidates applying for the
job," Ardis said. He said Hughes'
familiarity with the University housing

operation was a mark in his favor.
HUGHES SAID he is "pleased" by
his selection and "excited by the
challenges" he will face if his
nomination meets the Regents' ap-
Ardis said his committee looked for
four main criteria when considering
housing director applicants during the
three-month selection process:
-Expertise in such areas as funding
and financial operations.
See HUGHES, Page 2

Doily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
With the Huntington Beach pier in the background, this jogger enjoys a peaceful outing along the Pacific Ocean, just
north of San Diego.
stumped by Gold disappearance,

assigned full-time to the Gold case.
BUT SO FAR, telling facts are
"Sometime's there's real news to tell,
and sometimes there's a dead blotter,"
said Ferguson. "Right now, I can sit
down with the chief and talk about the
case for an hour. But if you ask what
have we got right now with the case, it
doesn't take long to tell you: we really
don't have anything," he said.
Gold, a Literary College junior, was
last seen by her roommate, in the living
room of their Division Street apart-
ment. Her roommate hadstepped out of

the room for a moment, and when she
returned, Gold was gone. A wallet con-
taining about $40 was left in the apar-
tment, and police say there are no in-
dications of either a forced abduction or
of foul play.
YESTERDAY over 100 people banded
together in Ann Arbor and worked with
the police, trying to find out what hap-
pened to Gold. A group of friends and
relatives of the Gold family, along with
numerous concerned citizens of South-
field-Gold's hometown-and Ann Ar-
bor mounted a large canvassing effort


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