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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, February 27, 1980-Page 3

Family Housing

faces rent hike

Students, faculty, and staff members
w' ing in University Family Housing
year will probably pay rents from
ur to 17 per cent higher than this
ai's rate.
Tte .Family Housing Rate Study
ongmittee, which met 15 times bet-
'een December 1979 and February
80, submitted rate increase recom-
endations to the Director of Housing
ist week. Director Robert Hughes'
na recommendations will be presen-
So the University Board of Regents
pprovalat next month's meeting.
For the first time, the committee
ecemmended that faculty and staff
iemnbers living in family housing be
harged a 10 per cent higher rental rate
hap students living in the same
cilities at Northwood or University
The student rental rates will increase
evin per cent for apartments at Nor-
hwpod IV and V - to a monthly rate of
267 to $299, depending on the number of
#ooms, if the recommendations are
pproved. Proposed rates at North-
todd I, II, III and University Terrace
re'fqur per cent higher than this year
- between $166 and $211 per month.
aculty and staff would pay ten per
ent more than these figures.
This year residents paid the same
ate as in 1978-79. The increase for next
ear is attributed to inflation.
Jpn Swan, a student-resident mem--
of the committee, said the ad-
nal rate for faculty and staff was

the idea of the students on the resident-
staff committee. They felt the increase
was justified because the purpose of
Family Housing is to provide low-cost
housing to students with spouses and
Swan said three other Big Ten schools
already have this policy in their family
housing facilities.
The six buildings with family apar-
tments are '"only supposed to have 12
per cent faculty and staff, but there's
really between 13 and 15 per cent."

members of the rate committee.
Committee chairman Norm Snustad,
Associate Director of Housing, ex-
plained all students in University
Housing contribute to the GSRR, which
is used to pay for major repairs and
improvements on the buildings.
"Housing isn't segmented into this
building or that building," Snustad
said. "Our responsibility is to manage
all of it."
Snustad explained that since the
family housing units are newer, they

'Housing isn 't separated into this building or that
building. Our responsibility is to manage all of it.'
-Norm Snustad, Associate Director of Housing

ted now, its value goes down over the -
years and would amount to less when
the time comes to use it, he said.
Family Housing Manager Richard
Tarrier said the only way the GSRR
fund can have enough strength for the
jobs it must finance is for all units to
contribute to a single fund. "There
wouldn't be enough if they split the fund
up," he said.
Payments are made by everyone
now, in anticipation of future big ex-
penses, Tarrier explained, "It's like an
insurance policy."
Another point of conflict of the com-
mittee was the allocation of money for
maintenance. Swan said, "They're
giving one million for it (maintenance
services), and we don't need that much
allocated." He said one of the student's
complaints was that the Housing Office
didnot know exactly how much time
maintenance workers, such as elec-
tricians, plumbers, and repairmen,
spend doing their work.
"Their accounting methods are slop-
py," Swan said. "Anything extra on the
budget goes into GSRR, and we have no
control over that," he said.
"The students feel there's a waste
somewhere," Snustad said. He said he
feels the best way to solve the accoun-
ting problem is to hire a consultant t'
from outside the University to make
maintenance operations more efficient.
The rate committee recommended a
consultant be hired.

Swan said.
He added that faculty and staff mem-
bers occupy 30 per cent of the air-
conditioned apartments, and twenty
per cent of the two-bedroom apartmen-
ts which are considered among the
most desirable.
"This is supposed to be low income,
student housing," Swan said.
The students on the rate committee
recommended for the second year in a
row that the General Student Residence
Reserve (GSRR) fund be separated in-
to two accounts, one for single student
facilities (residence halls) and one for
family housing. This point was a source
of conflict between students and staff

have not yet taken as much advantage
of the GSRR fund as some of the older
Swan agreed, saying that the money,
paid by family housing residents is
being used to renovate old dormitories.
"Family Housing has been getting the
shaft over the years," Swan said.
Creating two accounts would help to
_ equal things out, he added.
Swan explained that when GSRR
collects money now from family
housing residents, it is saved for the
future. Swan said he feels it would be
more economical to collect the money
later, when the family housing units
need repairs. When the money is collec-

Congressional committ
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate- any tax-cut action now for fear it would r
ouse conference committee gave final worsen inflation, spokesmen for his p
pproval yesterday to a $227.3 billion administration hailed the bill as one of
windfall" tax on the oil industry after the greatest domestic achievements $
gIeeing on a formula for helping during the ' president's term. The -
ilions of Amerlcans cope with rising measure intends to assure that the oil t
.costs. industry does not profit unduly from his t
e bill earmarks nearly $57 billion in plan to reduce U.S. reliance on impor- t
be1980s to help an estimated 18 million ted energy.v
amilies near or below the poverty line. Decontrol will cost consumers an I
1ut the conferees junked a provision estimated $1 trillion more in the 1980s.
.imbed at helping "working poor" The compromise version of the tax u
arilies whose incomes were up to would, when combined with existing
22;000 a year. state and local taxes, take back from
THE LONG-AWAITED tax measure the oil industry about 78 per cent of the
ould open the door for across-the- $1-trillion "windfall".
oard income-tax reductions for in- THE BILL would give Carter more
duals and corporations as early as than three-quarters of the tax that he
t fall. asked. While it does not earmark the
Although President Carter opposes money the way the president proposed,

OK's windfall tax

neither does it lock out his energy
The conferees proposed to spend the
$227.3 billion this way:
- Sixty per cent, or $136 billion, would
be earmarked for income-tax reduc-
ions. This earmarking process is not
binding; any tax cut would have to be
voted by Congress in subsequent
* Fifteen per cent,' or $34 billion,
would finance development of uncon-

ventional energy sources through
government grants and loan. guaran-
tees and improve the nation's transpor-
tation system.
" The other 25 per cent, or $57 billion,
would reimburse lower-income
Americans for some of their soaring
fuel costs.
Aid to the poor was the last issue
resolved during the two-month con-

Program of American Avant-Gardie Film
A selection of eight filmmakers who have gained reconition as impor-
tant American experimental cinematographers. This 97minute program
includes the following:
John Whitney's Permutations (Computer graphics of pulsing'ballet-like
shapes and rhythms).
Maya Doren's MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (1943).
Kenneth Anger's SCORPIO RISING (The original Al Biker film).
Oskar Fischinger's RADIO DYNAMIC;
and Curt McDowell's BOGGY DEPOT.
Cinem a Guild _7 :009:5$.5


FLOC- The Harvest Past, Union Conf. Rm. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Studio Theater Series-Welcome to. Andromeda, Frieze Bldg., Studio
Theater, 4:10 p.m.
AAFC-Open City, Aud. A, Angell, 7, 9 p.m.
PIRGIM-Voyage to Save the Whales, Bursley Hall Snack Bar, 7 p.m.
Cinema Guild-Program of American Avant-Garde Film, Old Arch. Aud.,
(Lorch Hall) 7,9:05 p.m.
Max Kade German House-Paracelsus, 603 Oxford Rd., 8 p.m.
International Travel Series-Brown bag lunch, "Survival Techniques'and
Ways to Enjoy Yourself," Int'l: Center Rec. Rm., noon.
Commission for Women-2549 LSA, noon.
Univ. Residence Hall Council-MSA chambers, Union, 9 p.m.
LSA-Student Gov't.-MSA Chambers. 3909 Union, 6 p.m.
AAUP-Mich. League, Rms. 1, 2, noon.
Center for Russian and E. European Studies-Jonathan Zorach, "Car-
toons from 'Krokodil': Soviet Humor in the 1920s," Lane Hall Commons
Room, noon.
Ctr. for Afro-American and African Studies-Niara Sudarkasa, "Issues
Related to Black Faculty and Staff at U-M," 256 Lorch, noon.
Computing Ctr.-"Assembly Debugging," 1011 NUBS, 12:10 p.m.
MHRI-Philip Berger, "Biological Investigations of Pychosis," 1057
MHRI, 3:45 p.m.
Dept. of Ind. and Op. Eng.-Leon Osterweil, "An Integrated Testing,
*erification and Documentation System," 229 W. Eng., 4 p.m.
Chem. Dept.-Yuhpyng Liang, "Studies of the carbanions of 3-aldoxy-and
3-Pyrrolidino-cyclopent 2-3n-1-ones: The Total Synthesis of
Methylohomychins," 1300 Chem. Bldg., 4 p.m.
Social Personality/Development series-Lauren Julius Harris, "Left-
Handedness: Early Theories, Facts and Fancies," E. Lec. Rm., Rackham, 4
Ecumenical Campus Ctr.-Rashid Raji, "Islam and World Peace,"
Ecumenical Campus Ctr., 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Dept./IAAATDC-Howard Segel, "Technology Assessment:
Historical Perspectives," E. Conf. Rm., Rackham,8 p.m.
Young Socialists for Pulley and Zimmerman-"Eyewitness Report of
eb. 2 March Against the Klan in Greensboro, N.C.," Trotter House,8 p.m..
School of Music-George Burt, "Music and Film: The Dynamic Natures of
Their Interrelationship," Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Dept. of Anthro.-Ellen Messer, "Reformed Judaism in Anthropological
*Approach," E. Conf. Rm., Rackham,8 p.m.
St. Mary's Student Chapel-"Central America Today," lower chapel, St.
Mary's Student Chapel,8 p.m.

' 9


Fresh out of the Seabees,
I sought out some top-flight
engineers who knew their
disciplines, and would slhare their
knowledge. And weren't afraid to
see newcomers take hold and
become project leaders.
J found what I wanted here at
Duke Power, so I became a
But what looked like a learning
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with a lot of responsibility. Like in
1963, when I helped build Cowans
Ford Dam, to provide additional

hydro generation for our system
and impound Lake Norman, with
its 550-mile shoreline. It's the
cooling pond for Plant Marshall,
our world-beating, high-efficiency
coal-fired steam station: And for
McGuire Nuclear Station, being
prepared now to go on-line.
You can discover career
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competitive salaries, great
benefits, a fine cultural calendar
and continuing education
opportunities at major colleges and
universities nearby. And

year-round golf and tennis. Or
fishing for the big ones (in Lake
Norman, of course).
Want to know more? Tell me
what you're after, and enclose a
copy of your resume and transcript.
Write to me at Duke Power
Company, P. O. Box 33189,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28242.


President, Duke Power


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