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The Grad runneth over:
Campus lacks study space

Ami Krane, a first year business student,
walked up and down the aisles in the Gradu-
ate Library Reference Room only to find no
empty seats. Nothing new, she thought.
So she opted for carrel hunting through
the stacks. Again, no seats. Again, nothing
Just when she thought she had explored
every nook and cranny, she stumbled upon
the first floor reference room for Near
Eastern, South and Southeast Asian studies.
Something new, and a seat to boot.
KRANE DIDN'T NOTICE the tahleton
sign her finance books now hid. It read:

"This table is set aside for the use of the
materials on the table . . ." Suddenly, the
woman across from Krane sprang up and
bolted out the door. She returned with a
security guard, shoved the evidence off the
sign to which she pointed and shouted, "See!

See related editorial, Page 4

on campus today-overcrowded libraries
and a shortage of study space. "That's where
the real crunch is," said Robert Starring,
assistant to associated director for public
relations at the Graduate Library (Grad)..
STARRING SAID he receives myriad
complaints from frustrated students and
faculty who need to use special books such
as those found, in the Library Science,
Reference, and Index Rooms-plus, of
course, the Near Eastern Library. "People
doing advanced degree work and faculty are
complaining that there's where the research
material is . . . and there's no place toisit
down. People who are writing prelims and
dissertations have to get at these things ..
and it's frustrating. They see people read-
See LIBRARIES, Page 10

She's not supposed to be sitting here!" The
guard politely asked Krane to leave.
"I was floored!" recalled Krane. "Does
she think she owns the library? There was
no place else to sit."
Krane's story represents a major problem

RUSH HOUR in the reference room: Kent Jackson is one of the students
lucky enough to find a seat in the crowded graduate library.

Seeedioral agettitbgt a iuUIQ See Today for details
Se edio r al pageeedo
Ninely Years of Editorial Free dom,

Vol. XC, No. 103

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, Febrary 5, 1980

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

filed in
FBI case
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The government
lodged its first crimhinal charges
yesterday in the FBI's 14-month
political corruption investigation as a
source close to the case said there is a'
possibility that a ninth member, of
Congress might be involved.
The source said the ninth member of
Congress who may be involved in the
case does not appear to be the subject of
further scrutiny at this time. The sour-
ce declined to identify the ninth mem-
ber and would not give any details of
the possible involvement.
THE SOURCE emphasized that only
one member of Catigress who met with
FBI undercover agents, Sen. Larry
Pressler (R-S.D.), has been completely
cleared by the government. Sources
have reported that Pressler angrily
stormed out of a meeting with under-
Wover FBI agents when it was indicated
they represented a client willing to pay
for political favors.
Alexander Alexandro Jr., 29, an Im-
migration and Naturalization Service
investigator from Commack, N.Y., was
the first to be arraigned as a result of
the probe before a U.S. magistrate, and
was formally charged with one count of
bribery and one count of conspiracy.
The alleged bribery charge dealt with
*his taking money to grant permanent
residence in the U.S. to an alien, played
by an FBI agent.
All the subjects in the probe, some 20
public officials and 10 businessmen and
lawyers, were visited by the FBI over
the weekend and notified that they were
under investigation, one source said.
IN ADDITION to state and local of-
ficials in New Jersey and Pen-
nsylvania, sources said those who
became subjects of the FBI in-
See FIRST, Page 7
sma y limit
to ages 18M20

Convicts in
prison riot
birii ,dkilleda

From AP and UPI
SANTE FE, New Mexico-Some of
the inmates killed in an uprising by
drug-crazed convicts at New Mexico
State Penitentiary were victims of
racial 'vendettas and others were
targeted as "snitches," authorities said
An execution squad armed with
blowtorches and axes tortured and,
murdered fellow inmates in 36 hours of
chaos inside the prison, inmates said.
Officials said:35 and perhaps 39 died
and 15 others were missing.
"I SAW SOME people cutting a
dude's eyes out with a cutting torch,"
one prisoner told reporters allowed
inside the smoldering prison that was
recaptured by the National Guard'and.
police Sunday afternoon after a day and
a half of rioting.
The horror encountered during
yesterday's search for more bodies.
caused some National Guard troops to
Warden Jerry Griffin said he could
confirm only 35 deaths, conflicting with
reports of 39 dead from Gov. Bruce
would eventually surpass the 43 killed
in the 1971 Attica prison revolt, the
bloodiest in modern-day U.S. history.
State' Police Maj. Don Moberly told
UPI some of the victims died in racial

battles between blacks and Hispanics.
Other victims had been identified as
informants in files seized from the
prison's administrative offices during
the riot, officials said.
Moberly said prisoners who survived
the takeover were being separated into
racial and ethnic groups.
TH E RIOTING prisoners looted
prison hospitals for drugs, sniffed glue
from the shoe factory, set fires that
burned out all five cellblocks, and
ganged up on suspected
informers-many of whom died with
slashed throats and battered heads.
Seven of the victims died of drug
overdoses. Others were victims of
smoke inhalation or burns.
The heavy drug-taking was blamed
by authorities, for inflaming passions
that prompted atrocities described by
some military veterans among the
body-counters as worse than any they
witnessed in Vietnam comb'at.
NEW MEXICO inmates said that
after the riot broke out early Saturday,
executioners snatched some prisoners
from their cells and tortured them with
blowtorches, axes, and metal rods.
Some were beheaded, they said.
"There was an execution squad of
seven prisoners," a hooded inmate told
AP yesterday._.
Chief Warrant Officer Alfred Ortiz, a
See INMATES, Page 7

AP Photo
A GUARD IN the New Mexico State Penitientiary sifts through rubble in cell block six, after a 36-hour riot Saturday
in which at least 39 inmates were killed. Estimates of damage range up to $50 million.'

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'Umay accept ACTs
LORENZO BENET College Testing (ACT) in lieu of the official.
past 20 years, undergradute AS.s. Adon Gordus, chairman'
sion has been based largely The change was accepted almost Committee onAdmissions,
ents Scholastic Aptitude Test unanimously by LSA professors within the state of, Micd
ores. Next winter term, yesterday at their meeting in Angell University is the only s
prospective freshpersons Hall. The new policy must be approved requires SAT's, even tho
able to sumbit American by the Regents before becoming cent of in-state applicants tal

of the LSA
said that
I'igan, the
chool that
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ke the ACT

Council putsr2 bond
issues on April ballot.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter will limit his draft registration
program to persons 18 to 20 years old,
an anti-draft activist said yesterday.
Barry Lynn, chairman of the Com-
mittee Against Registration and the
Draft, made the disclosure after a
White House briefing.
LYNN TOLD The Associated Press
that he was convinced Carter also will
call for the registration of women but
was not told that absolutely.
He quoted a Selective Service official
as saying that the military needs a pool
of four million or five million persons
and that would be obtained by
registering 18- to 20-year-old men.
There is approximately an equal
number of 18- to 20-year-old women.

CARTER, WHO said Sunday that he
has decided whether to include women
in the draft registration, is expected to
announce his decision sometime this
At the White House briefing, Lynn
said, three reasons were given 'for
limiting the registration to persons 18 to
20 years old:
They are "more easily trainable,"
most of them don't have families; and
some older persons, say 24 to 26, may
have been liable to draft registration in
the past.
THE PREVIOUS Selective Service
system included men from ages 18 to 26.
That law currently is on the books.
The president studied the issue at
Camp David, Md., over the weekend,

"This additional test requirement
results in unnecessary extra cost, time,
effort, and anxiety on the part of the
students," he added.
The SAT, which was designed to
measure academic aptitude, consists of
two sections, verbal and math, each
scaled between 200 and 800. The ACT
was designed to measure acquired
knowledge, and is made up of four
parts, English, math, social
sciences, and natural sciences, each
scaled between 1 and 36. The median
SAT scores for 1979 freshpersons were
540 verbal and. 600 math. The ACT
composite score would have been 26.
Gordus also said numerous studies
have shown that there is a high degree
of correlation between the two tests and
that there are no statistically
See 'U', Page 10

City Council votes on placing bonding
proposals on the April city election
ballot last night made some strange
bedfellows out of usually hostile
Democratic and Republican council
The four Democrats on council sided
with Fourth Ward Republicans David
Fisher and Ed Hood - champions of
the city tax rollback - and two other
Republican council members to
prevent placing three of the five
proposals on the April ballot.
The city administration had proposed
borrowing a total of $4.65 million
through bonds to fund five capital
projects, including four street im-
provements and one storm sewer

But paying back the bonds would
have added .79 mils to city property tax
bills - which translates into an ad-
See COUNCIL, Page 3
center Bob Lanier, one of the Detroit
Pistons' two greatest players ever, was
traded last night to the Milwaukee
Bucks in exchange for young center
Kent Benson and Milwaukee's first-
round draft pick in 1980.
"We're looking to improve our
position, and we think we did that,"
Coach Don Nelson of Milwaukee told

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* * *
Congress is in anger and uproar
But I will be precise and direct:
Can I really sell my brothers in Kabul
For a loaf of Texas bread?
*k * *
Pray, James Carter, pray
That your own country so great
Will not be struck back a hundredfold
By the twists of evilfate'

Postal pointers
If research pqpers, essay exams and reports are not
satisfying your urge for writing, the Postal Service is trying
to provide another forum for your skills-National Letter
Writing Week. The Postal Service is sponsoring Letter
Writing Week in an effort to revive the "art" of letter
writing, "particularly among college students," according
to a Post Office release. To provide guidance to the students
it hopes to turn into paying customers, the Postal Service
has sent out suggestions for writing more effective letters.

another friend. Next week I hope to attend some classes." It
'also coaches students on the "subtle" and "indirect"
methods of asking parents for money and informing them
about lousy grades. The Postal Service is also trying to
drum up greater business in letters to "hometown
sweethearts" which,bit notes, "tend to decline in volume
generally by the end of the first semester in college." And,
for the all-important job application the Postal Service
believes it has the tips which will land the big job. n
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