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Vol. XC, No. 132

Ann Arbor, Michigan--Wednesday, March 19, 1980

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Prime rate
edges to
'fec ord 19
per cent
By The Associated Press
Chase Manhattan Bank and several
other large institutions raised the rate
they charge on loans to top-ranked
mpanies to a record 19 per cent
qyesterday as the administration's
credit-tightening package bit into
business borrowing.
The increase in the prime lending
rate was the fifth of the month and left
the rate at many banks four percentage
points above its level of mid-February,
when the Federal Reserve's latest
tight-mpney moves began.
The prime rate is not tied to rates on
onsumer loans or home mortgages.
ut those rates have been moving up as
well recently, the result of the Fed's ac-
tions that are attempting to slow the
economy and stall 18 per cent-a-year in-
The mortgage-rate spiral has had a
severe effect on the construction in-
dustry, with the Commerce Depar-
tment reporting yesterday that single-
family housing starts last month ran
22.4 per cent behind their level of a year
*. Although housing starts declined six
per cent in February, homebuilding
was bullish compared to what may
happen in subsequent months, accor-
ding to Michael Sumichrast, an
economist with the National
Association of Homebuilders.
"This should be the last reasonable.
figure," said Sumichrast, who ex-
plained that the weather was favorable
in February while the full impact of
igh interest rates hadn't yet been felt
y the industry.
He predicted a sharp falloff in
housing starts in future months and
said the total could sink to an annual
rate of 875,000 in the final quarter of the
year, with starts for all of 1980 totaling
only one million units. Housing starts
totalled 1.7 million units in 1979.
Also, the Carter administration's an-
ti-inflation agency announced yesterday
it is asking special price reports from 25
wbusinesses, including oil companies
"because of disturbing price in-
creases" in recent months.
The government announced
separately that Americans' personal
income increased in February by only
$6.9 billion or .3 per cent the smallest

Carter wins, Reagan
ahead in Illinois

Special to The Daily
CHICAGO - Ronald Reagan ap-
peared to be on his way to a narrow vic-
tory over Illinois Rep. John Anderson in
that state's presidential primary last
night, while President Carter dealt Sen.
Edward Kennedy another sound defeat.
With 27 per cent of the precincts
reporting, Carter had 65 per cent of the
vote while Kennedy had 31 per cent.
On the Republican side, Reagan had
47 per cent, Anderson had 38 per cent,
and Bush took 11 per cent.
IN YESTERDAY'S primary the
largest number of delegates so far were
elected to the nominating conventions
in Detroit and New York. The
Republicans chose 92 delegates, and the
Democrats picked 152. In Illinois'
complicated primary process the
delegates are chosen separately from
the actual candidates-the popular vote
had nothing to do with the selection of
the Presidential candidates.
In the past few weeks, the race for the
Republican Presidential nomination
has begun to look more and more like a
This story was written by Daily
reporters Michael A rkush, Keith
Richburg, and Amy Saltzman.

two-man battle between Ronald
Reagan and John Anderson. And just as
swiftly as Anderson has moved up to
challenge Reagan, George Bush has
steadily fallen out of the picture, as
polls here showed him running a distant
Representative Philip Crane,
although still actively campaigning, is
no longer considered a serious
contender for the Republican
Polls in the last week showing
Anderson and Reagan virtually neck
and neck, a running debate has

developed between the two candidates
over Anderson's loyalty to the
Republican Party.
IN THE PAST few days Anderson has
assumed a defensive position, accusing
Reagan of making a "desperate last-
minute charge" in questioning his
devotion to the Republican Party.
Anderson has also sharpened his
attack of Reagan in other areas,
charging him with promoting
"Coolidge Era economics," and
impractical approaches to foreign
See REAGAN, Page 7

Students organize for
presidential ehoices

AP Photo
CAMPAIGNING IN Bridgeport, Connecticut yesterday, former California
Governor Ronald Reagan smiles and waves to well-wishers. Reagan, the
projected winner of the Illinois ,Republican primary, hopes to take Con-
necticut's first-ever presidential primary March 25.

A 2 census begins soon

Whoever you are, beware. You will be tracked down.
Maybe a knock on the door. Maybe a package in the mail. But
they are out to find you. Because you count.
They are the city's 720 census takers, who will begin to
both mail and personally administer tl) 1980 census on
March 28, according to Michael Berla, census manager of the
Ann Arbor district.
Berla said different procedures will be employed to get
information from area residents, depending on where they
live. Residents who live in dormitories, cooperatives,
fraternities, and sororities will be contacted personally by
census "enumerators," according to Berla.
THE MULTIPLE-CHOICE questionnaires will either be a
short form, composed of five personal questions, or a longer
form of 33 questions. The long form will be distributed to one
out of six students.
According to the census manager, these four types of
housing are bonsidered "special places" because they are
not individual housing units, Therefore, questionnaires
delivered to residents living in dorms, co-ops, fraternities,
and sororities will not contain questions concerning housing.

These forms will contain such questions as the student's
sex, age, and date of birth, Berla said. He estimated the
short form should take less than five minutes to complete,
while the longer form would take approximately 15 minutes
to finish.
BERLA EXPLAINED that residents who live in
apartments and houses will receive their census forms
through the mail. These forms will contain both personal and
housing-related questions.
Most students will receive the short questionnaire which
consists of 19 questions, but one out of six students will have
to fill out a longer form, which includes 46 questions, the
census manager said. Berla estimated that the short form
will take 20 minutes to complete, and the long form, 40 to 45
Of the 90 per cent of census forms which are delivered
through the mail, only 65 to 70 per cent are sent back within
the requested time of two weeks, Berla said. The result is
that, enumerators must go to individual residences and
request that occupants fill out the questionnaire. The
response of residents who are approached by enumerators
ranges from "extreme cooperation to resistance," according
See CENSUS, Page 7

The Michigan Republican primary'
elections and Democratic caucuses
may be two months away, but student
groups for the major candidates are
already mobilizing for the campaign.
Republicans John Anderson, Ronald
Reagan, and George Bush and
Democrats Jimmy Carter, Jerry,
Brown, and Edward Kennedy are all
represented by student organizing
committees, although none of the
groups have begun extensive cam-
paigning in anticipation of the
statewide contests in May.
FOR THE first time in years,
Democrats will select their delegates
using a caucus system in which only
registered Democrats are allowed to
vote. The Republicans will still use the
traditional open primary.
The groups, while not yet cam-
paigning extensively in Michigan yet,
have nonetheless undertaken some ac-
tivities to help their respective can-
Approximately 30 students from the
Anderson camp went to Illinois to help
the congressman's campaign, accor-
ding to Dan Rivkin, one of two state
coordinators and president of Michigan
Students for Anderson. The group also
plans to send student volunteers to
Wisconsin in April.
THE ANDERSON supporters are
also trying to persuade speakers to stop
in Ann Arbor. Rivkin said the group
was trying to arrange talks by Gov.
William Milliken and even Anderson

"We're working on a volatile cam-
paign ... volatility is the key word,
and because of that we especially ap-
preciate volunteers," Rivkin said.
The Reagan supporters sent about 25
students to a Reagan banquet in Detroit
last month, and is now concentrating on
distributing literature around campus.
DAN DEAN, the state chairman for
Reagan student campaign
organizations, said the Law Schoolhad
extended an invitation to Reagan to
speak. Dean said there is an "80 per
cent chance" that Reagan will speak
here before the end of the winter term.
After the primary, Dean said the
Reagan workers will be busy preparing
for the Detroit national convention.
"If you work on the campaign, there
See STUDENTS, Page 7
dies. in
MURALTO, Switzerland (UPI) -
Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, whose
best-selling book "The Art of Loving"
challenged traditional Freudian theory
and made him a cult figure on
American campuses in the 1960s, died
of a heart attack yesterday at his home,
on Lake Maggiore. He was 79.
Fromm spent more than 30 years
teaching at American universities after
fleeing his native Germany where he
had achieved worldwide fame as an
early follower of Sigmund Freud.
BUT HE LATER led a movement
away from orthodox Freudian thought,
saying it neglected socio-economic fac-
tors in human psychological develop-
A philosopher, historian and
sociologist as well as a psychoanalyst,
Fromm, in a 1955 work, "The Sane
Society," sharply criticized capitalism
and attempted to combine Freudian
and Marxist thought.
Fromm was born March 23, 1900, in
Frankfurt,. Germany. He graduated
with a doctorate in philosophy from
Heidelberg University and then studied
further at the Institute ."of
Psychoanalysis in Berlin, before going
into practice in 1925.
FROM 1934 onward, he was
associated with a number of American
universities, including Columbia
University in New York and Ben-
nington College in Vermont, and also
taught at the University of Mexico in
Mexico City.
From 1958 to 1962, Fromm served as
professor of psychology at Michigan

See PRIME, Page 2 "1AOLv -~ ... ..._.
.Historic Ha rris Hall
renovatbon complete
By DOUG FELTNER tension that is not at all disjointed."
ny oU Fl aly tn were looking for a building with histc
Many people will always think of it as character," Buckheim said. "(
the band building. Older Ann Arborites clients expect this kind of atmosph
may remember it as an Episcopalian They expect in ad agency to
-tudent center or an activities club for something out of the ordinary.
servicemen during World War II. wouldn't be a good place for a compu
Others refer to it as Harris Hall, its of- firm," he added.
ficial name. "We see ourselves as the preserv
And although the two-story Gothic of the building. Did you see
structure on the northwest corner of fireplace that we re-did on the m
State and Huron Streets has endured all floor? I like that," he added with
those labels, they neither capture the vious pride.
history of the building nor explain its THEI BUILDING was constructed
newBly-polished exterior. 1886 and officially opened on April
THE BUILDING was most recently 1887, when former University Presid(
purchased last summer by an adver- James Angell spoke at the dedical
tising agency. "We did quite a bit of ceremonies.
work," Dick Buckheim, a partner in the "It was originally a social hall an
firm explained. "We had the exterior meeting place for Episcopal students
steam-cleaned, had a lot of painting the Hobart Guild," explained c
done, and had the whole area relan- historian Wystan Stevens.
dscaped. The work was just completed The building was called Hobart H
last week," he added. btwsrnmdHri ali o
The contrast between the modern of- buth as renamed Harris Harr si ho
fice furnishings and the arched, high-
ceilinged auditorium creates a pleasing See AD, Page 7

___.___ p - v

.du, Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
nor RENOVATIONS WERE recently completed at historic Harris Hall at the corner of Huron and State. It presently houses
an advertising agency, but previously it was used as a band headquarters, an Episcopalian student center, and an
activities club for WW 11 servicemen.


Legal proposal
Helen Siciliano, the future Mrs. David Melnik, may be
looking back ten years from now and laughing at her
fiance's "romantic" marriage proposal, but right now the
Pennsylvania couple is too busy planning their wedding
through the mail to worry about romance. David Melnik
was sequestered four weeks ago in a murder trial, got tired
of waiting, and finally persuaded a court official to pop the
question to Ms. Siciliano for him. Norma Burns, who was
responsible for personal messages of the seauestered

Tom Paterson probably had dreams of glory for his pet
snake, Anthra, when he entered her in Monday's annual St.
Patrick's Day sprint for snakes in San Francisco.
Unfortunately for Paterson, Anthra won't be taking home
the $1,000 prize money in spite of the trainer's coaching.
When the start of the race was delayed, Anthra grew
impatient and sunk her fangs into her owner's thumb.
Paterson, holding a handkerchief around his wounded,
annendage. explained where he went wrong. "The snake

year he spent quite a bit of time running around looking for
bandages to treat the unfortunate snake owners. Q
On the inside
Kat's Play takes a shot at Bob Talbert on the edit page
... look for a review of the film Chapter Two on the arts
Rage ...and sports includes a feature on former Michigan
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