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Ninety Years of Editorial Freedom


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ol. XC, No. 153

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, April 12, 1980

Ten Cents

Eight Pages



Third in a four-part series
University students could be zapped with a
"double whammy" next year if proposed cuts in
the federal budget are approved.
First, proposed reductions in federal financial
aid programs would hurt students directly. In-
directly, cuts in the state revenue sharing
program would reduce the amount of money the
state is able to give the University. Consequen-
tly, students would have to make up some of the
lost -funding through tuition hikes of ap-
proximately 17 per cent.
IN ADDITION, possible reductions in federal
research grants and other federally-funded
programs could hurt both students and faculty,

budget sla
particularly in the health fields.
It all amounts to a "double. whammy" for
students, said Jim Zimmerman, associate direc-
tor of the Office of Financial Aid.
The changes in federal financial aid programs
that next year's budget will bring are still un-
clear, but three proposals are currently before
the U.S. House and Seante. The Carter ad-
ministration's federal budget-balancing
proposal would greatly alter the federal
educational loan programs, a House bill would
keep everything "pretty much" as it is now, and
a Senate bill would offer "somehwat of a com-
promise" between the two, said Zimmerman.
THE FEDERAL government currently offers
several major forms of financial aid, including

shes would hurt'U' students

two loan programs, two grant programs and a
work-study program.
Under the present National Direct Student
Loan program a student displaying financial
need can qualify for a loan financed by the
federal government. He has ten years after gra-
duation to repay the loan which has an interest
rate of three per cent compiled after graduation.
The Carter proposal would change the name of
the program to the Basic Loan Program and
raise the interest rate to 7 per cent. The Senate's
proposal would also raise the interest rate to 7
per cent, but would make more money available
for the loan program. The House bill would keep
the program as it is.
ANOTHER CURRENT loan program is the

Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) program.
Students do not need to demonstrate financial
need to qualify for a GSL loan. The interest rate
is presently seven per cent and is not compiled
until after a student graduates.
The administration's proposal would abolish
the GSL and institute the Supplemental Student
Loan (SSL) program in its place. Like the GSL,
financial need does not have to be demonstrated
to qualify for a loan. However, the interest rate
would jump from seven per cent to the market
rate, which is currently 17 per cent. In addition,
the administration's proposal would require that
interest be compiled immediately on an SSL,
while the student is still in school.
See PROPOSED, Page 8

The 'U'
Facing lean times

speaks on
Singer-songwriter John Denver,
speaking at the Michigan Theatre
yesterday on the problems of world
hunger, told a crowd of more than 1000
persons that people "have got to turn
the world around if we are to survive."
Denver, a member of the Presiden-
tial Commission on World Hunger,
stepped out of his customary role to
"share what and howI feel. I don't want
to convicne you of anything," he con-
tinued, "but ,maybe I'll strike a chord
with you."
THE HUNGER problem is a critical
one, Denver said. "Twenty million
people are starving when we can feed
twice the world's population." He said
"we re living in a unstable world, and
See DENVER, Page 3

MSA fails to
deliver student
booklet; patrons

More than 75 per cent of the copies of
a student handbook, "Getting 'Round
Town 79", that were to be distributed
free of charge to University students by
the Michigan Student Assembly,
remain in storage despite the fact that
MSA collected $33,450 from the
booklets' 26 advertisers.,
More than 15,000 of the 21,120
booklets, which were prepared to help
new students acquaint themselves with
Ann Arbor, have remained in boxes in
the basement of the Michigan Union
since they were printed early last fall.
OF THE BOOKLET'S advertisers
contacted yesterdat, most expressed
disbelief that the majority of the han-
dbooks had never been distributed.

MSA Member Jeanne Barr, who was
placed in charge of the booklet's
distribution, said the booklets were
originally to be placed in dorm residen-
ts' mailboxes and distributed to
variously heavily-traveled buildings
such as the Michigan Union and the
Student Acti'gities Building. That plan
however, vias never implemented.
Barr o xplained that she asked the
Assembly for assistance in the
booklet's distribution on several oc-
cassions lastyear but that she received
very little response. She said that on the
one occassion that she did attempt to
distribute the booklets, she could not
find where they were being stored. Af-
ter that, she explained, she became
frustrtated an d abandoned the
See MSA, Page .3

Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN

RECORDING ARTIST John Denver gestures emphatically during a speech about world hunger before an enthusistic
audience of about 1,000 at the Michigan Theater yesterday.



MSA election runs

Michigan Student Assembly election
*officials and newly-elected candidates
may well be breathing a sigh of relief
today. Even with the skadow of last
year's MSA election scandal looming
large in the background, this year's
election ran smoothly with only one
major hitch.
Apparently, the only foul-up that
could affect the election's outcome was
the distribution of a number of ballots
on which candidate Mark Daniels'
name was omitted under the LSA

ACCORDING TO Central Student
Judiciary Chief Justice Dave Schaper,
750 misprinted ballots were distributed
Tuesday. It is still unknown how many
of the erroneous ballots were used, and
how many of those used were cast by
LSA students.
Daniels, a candidate with the
Realistic party, did not win a seat on
MSA. He said that if it appears he could
have been elected had all the ballots
been printed, correctly, he may file a
complaint with CSJ, asking for some

type of t
plates it
is alrea

remedial action. The clause states, "(No) amendment
S THE body that will decide to this constitution.. shall den to an
r to certify the election. The cer- tu sent ito she weiyhtofahy
n hearing is tomorrow at 3 p.m. student.., equality of the weight of his
the Realistic party contem- or her vote."
is alternatives, one election suit Last year's election director, Emily
dy pending with CSJ. Koo, and former CSJ Chief Justice
suit claims that a proposed Dennis Persinger are among the plain-
muit to the All-Campus Con- tiffs. The others are University studen-
n, the ballot proposal to eliminte ts Jan Davenport, Sally Eibert, Brian
ntial voting, is unconstitutional Laskey, Fred Turner, and Mikey
it violates the All-Campus Con- VanLent.
n's "equal weight of the vote" According to Irving Freeman, who
See MSA, Pages

Students and administrators to finalize
list of priorities for Union renovation

An apparent misunderstanding bet-
ween University Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer James
Brinkerhoff and the Michigan Union
renovation committee, a student-
administration task force, has resulted
in a two-month delay in the preparation
of a feasibility study for the project. -
University students and ad-
ministrators decided yesterday to meet
next week to finalize a list of priorities
for the projct-a task slated for com-
pletion in February.
IN EARLY February, the group met
with Brinkerhoff and was told to for-
mulate a list of priorities which, accor-
ding to Director of Special Services and
Programming in the Office of Student
Services Suzanne Young, was
mistakenly understood as a signal to
begin the feasibility study.
In mid-March, the Union Renovation

Committee thought they had been given
the go-shead "to contact the planners
and architects for the study," Young
said. At that point, Planning Extension
Office Director Paul Spradlin, who is in
charge of hiring the architects, infor-
med the group they hadn't been given
consent by Brinkerhoff.
According to Young, Brinkerhoff had
asked for a finalized list of priorities for
the renovation plans before the Univer-
sity would give its approval for the
feasibility study.
"HERE IT IS April, and we're still
saying, 'Why can't we go out and hire
an architect?' " Young said. "This
whole thing has been delayed weeks
and weeks because Brinkerhoff is sit-
ting on it."
According to Assistant Vice-
President for Student Services Thomas

anxious, too. There's just the
frustration of trying to make sure we
don't make any mistakes.
We're all getting a little antsy about
getting on with it, but we're tiking on a
major renovation," he added.

Of the $4.3 million the Regents
allocated for general building
renovation, approximately $3.8 million
went into rewiring and structural

NEARLY 50 BOXES of "Getting 'Round Town 79" sit unused in the basement
of the Union.

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Daily not
involved in
bogus Bo

WRIF radio sportscaster Eli Zaret
yesterday retracted an earlier
report that a Daily staff member
said Michigan head football coach
Bo Sichembechler had been ad-
mitted to St. Joseph's Hospital.
Zaret, who initially said the report
had been phoned in by a caller who
identified himself as a Daily sports
editor, first reported the rumor on
his 7:30 a.m. sportscast.

Several other Detroit stations also
broadcast the false report.
Daily Editor-in-Chief Mark
Parrent said, "to the best of my
knowledge, no Daily staff member
phoned in the report."
ZARET SAID the caller told him
he had spoken to an orderly at St.
Joseph's who said Schembechler
had been admitted to the hospital's
intensive care unit.

After his 7:30 a.m. broadcast,
Zaret said, he decided to check out
the report. He said he reached
Schembechler at his home.
At 8:30 a.m., Zaret said on his
show that the earlier report about
Schembechler was false, still
claiming a Daily staff member was
responsible for the error. But on his
show yesterday evening, Zaret
acknowledged that the Daily had
nothing to do with the story.

Easthope, however,
University sitting on

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have another drink. "I just wanted to so something dif-
ferent," he said. Poole is doing something different now.
He's being held in the Plymouth County House of Correc-
tions in lieu of $20,000 bail. Poole is charged with larceny,
malicious damage to private property, and assault by
means of a dangerous weapon (the bulldozer). QI
Pinch shot
And there's more tavern blues from Houston, Texas,
Debra Denise Reeves, 22, was sitting at the bar in the Blue
Velvet Lounge when she shot and killed 28-year-old truck
driver Robert Lee. The reason? Reeves said Lee kept pin-

they had just driven on. "It was a big mystery" said Fire
Chief Clinton Smith. But when the driver of the company's
aerial (hook and ladder) truck reported smelling
something hot when he got out of the truck and pieces of
metal were found at each brush fire, everything fina)ly ad-
ded up. Smith said the fire truck's emergency brake ap-
parently overheated and fell apart on the way back from
the first fire, scattering bits of hot metal along its path.
Smith said the fires don't make the department "look very
good," but fortunately none of the fires were serious. He
also reported the truck is undergoing repairs. QI
.., N..i n 1 1 1 - _ Tm A

passing," creator Lear said, Tandem Productions is
donating $500,000 to the National Organization for Women.
The Edith Bunker Memorial Fund for the ERA and
Women's Rights will be used to support the drive for
ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Stapleton, who declined to cooperate in Edith's demise,
said Lear's gesture has "a certain consistency because I
always felt Edith was the soul of justice and ERA is a mat-
ter of simple justice." 0
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