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Ninety-Two Years
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Vol. XCII, No. 65 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor; Michigan-Tuesday, November 24, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages

U'signs first
contract with
GEO since '75

By JENNIFER MILLER
The University yesterday signed a
1976 contract - which it had refused to
recognize for six years - with the
Graduate Employees Organization, but
the battle between graduate student
assistants and the University is not yet
over.
Under a recent legal ruling, the
University must now collectively
bargain with the GEO over a new con-
tract and settle issues stemming from
the retroactive 1976 contract.
LAST FRIDAY, the Regents and.
President Harold Shapiro decided not
to appeal sthe court order and to
recognize the GEO.
Negotiations will begin next Tuesday,'
said Assistant University Personnel
Director John Forsyth, who signed the
contract for the University, and who
will represent the University during the
bargaining sessions.
"We hope to negotiate' and reach

another agreement as soon as we can,"
Forsyth said.
GEO AD HOC Steering Committee
member David Marker said of the court
order: "The University has been
shown that they can't kick us around."
At last week's Regents meeting,
Shapiro said, "I am confident that the
University and the Graduate Em-
ployees Organization can negotiate in
good faith and reach a satisfactory
agreement."
Marker said that some of the things
the GEO will ask for in the new contract
are:
" A salary hike
* Elimination of the 30 percent tuition
payment deduction from paychecks.
* A 40-hour work week instead of the
current 48-hour week.
* Smaller class sizes.
" Greater job security.
* Preparation sessions for, new
See 'U' SIGNS, Page 5$

Presid
signs
spendii
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON- Congress rushed a
fresh emergency spending- bill to
President Reagan late yesterday, hours
after he vetoed its forerunner and, with
the barbed understatement that "this is
not business as usual," ordered much of
the government shut down.
Passage of the new measure ap-
parently ended, for now, a confron-
tation between Reagan and Congress
that triggered the temporary layoffs of
hundreds of thousands of federal em-
ployees and witnessed the virtual shut-
down of all "non-essential" offices.
DESPITE THE infuriation of House
Democratic leaders at Reagan's ,ac-
tions, the chamber agreed to a
Republican drafted compromise that
would reopen the money tap which
technically was closed at 12:01 a.m.
Saturday.
GOP leaders said Reagan would sign
the new, even more temporary, ver-
sion-which expires Dec. 15.
Democrats had sought interim funding
authority through Feb. 3, but the

ent
iew
Republican plan was substituted on a
vote of 221-176, then passed 367-26.
House Speaker Thomas, O'Neill
charged Reagan "knows less about the
budget than any other president in my
lifetime."
SOME Republicans joined in the
anger that-unlike much of the rhetoric
in past Congress vs. President bat-
tles-was genuine and bitter.
Even the "boll weevil" conservative
Democrats accused Reagan and budget
director David Stockman of playing
games with the-imoney figures.
But it was House Democratic leaders,
so often stung by Reagan, who led the
most bitter and accusatory attacks on
the president.
O'NEILL SAID Congress gave
Reagan even deeper cuts than he
requested, and the president- was in-
terested only in political "theatricism."-
The measure 'sailed through the
Senate, 88 to 1, with only Democrat
Alan Cranston of California voting
See SPENDING, Page5

Ford library to reopen
after forced shutdown

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Theologian speaks
Hans Kung, a controversial Swiss theologian, speaks on the synthesis of
science and religion at Rackham amphitheater. See story, page 3.

By JULIE HINDS
The Gerald Ford Presidential
Library is expected to reopen its doors
today after being shut down when the
Federal government ran out of money.
Saturday.
Operations at the library and several
local federal agencies were curtailed
yesterday when President Reagan
vetoed Congress's emergency spending
resolution. Last night Reagan signed a
temporary congressional measure
giving the government money to
operate until Dec. 15,
DON 'WILSON, director of the Ford
Library in Ann Arbor and the Ford
Museum in Grand Rapids, said yester-
day the library would reopen when the
president signed the new bill.
Twenty-three employees of the
library and museum were furloughed
without pay when the government stop-
ped authorizing money to continue ser-

vices, according to Wilson, who
remained in the library yesterday to
man the phones.
He also said the shutdown incon-
venienced students and forced him to
cancel two tours of the library, which is.
visited daily by about 100 people.
"I'VE HAD A couple of calls already
from students needing to use the library
for work on their term papers. Right
now there's no way to let a student in,"
Wilson said yesterday.
The Library receives $500,000 an-
nually from the National Archives.
Wilson said the staff took the shutdown
"very seriously," since they will ap-
parently lose money for the time spent
off the job.
PoliticAl science Prof. Al Cover said
such governmental shutdowns are not
uncommon.
"IT'S HAPPENED before," Cover
See FORD, Page 2

LSA students vote on 2 ballot proposals

By BETH ALLEN
In addition to selecting the new officers and mem-
bers of the LSA-Student Government, LSA students
will be asked to voice their opinion on two general
issues when they go to the polls today.
The two ballot proposals are non-binding and LSA-
SG officials say their purpose is only to help student
goverament representatives gauge student opinion
on the issues. LSA-SG members say they will use this
information in deciding whether to pursue the issues.
ONE PROPOSAL suggests that the University
charge a 50 cent tax on every official University ticket
- for everything from football games to Major Even-
ts concerts - and thatthe revenue generated from
the tax be added to the University's General Fund to
"ease the financial crisis."

The second item on the ballot addresses the
University's "smaller but better" plan for retrench-
ment and ask voters if the University should continue
to cut its budget "without direct student represen-
tation."
Although LSA-SG and the University will not be
bound to act on the results of the ballot, the results
will still be useful to student government leaders
'-when negotiating-with the administration and other,
student groups, according to LSA-SG, Treasurer
Mark Dann.
"WE CAN USE them (the ballot proposals results)
when people ask, 'How do you know you're represen-
ting the students?" Dann said yesterday.
The two proposals were authored by an LSA-SG
"action group" that grew outof last year's "It's Our

University" group, Dann said. IOU was an umbrella
organization of students and faculty members which
helped to organize opposition to the University's
retrenchment plan, particularly the elimination of
the Department of Geography last summer.
Yesterday was the first of two days of voting in the
annual LSA-SG elections. Fifty students are conten-
ding this year for the 15 seats on the student gover-
*nment and four campus political parties are running
candidates for the LSA-SG presidency and vice-
presidency.
Voting will continue today in the Fishbowl and the
Union during the day and polls will move in the
evening to East Quad, South Quad, and West Quad
dormitories, Elections Director Bruce Goldman said.

No roses
for Blue
but Bo has
'no qualms'
By MARK MIHANOVIC
It isn't quite what he had in mind, but
Michigan football coach Bo Schem-
bechler, resigned to the'fact that he will
not be spending his New Year's in
Pasadena, is beginning to look forward
to the Wolverines' Dec. 31 Bluebonnet
Bowl game against UCLA ini the
Houston Astrodome.
"I was surprised (that we are
playing) UCLA," he said at his media
luncheon yesterday. "I don't know how
they got 'em in there. I think it's a good
matchup. I have no qualms about going
down there. North Carolina went down
there last year and really enjoyed it."
KICKOFF TIME for the Bluebonnet
Bowl is 7 p.m. CST (8 p.m. EST) on New
Year's Eve. Details of the University's
participation in the Bowl were not
finalized last night, but- they are
scheduled to be announced sometime
today. The Alumni Association will of-
fer an official tour program for
See BO, Page 8

Zapping starships:
The latest craze
. .
for video junkies
By SUSAN SHARON

Steve Mitchell is posed over a
flashing barrage of lights and cosmic
noises. His fingers click incessantly as
he spins the "superzapper" hoping to
wipe out the enemy starships.
A scene from a sci-fi thriller? No,
Steve is mastering "Tempest," one of,
the newest video games fast attracting
a devoted following.
"IT'S THE challenge of a new high
score, reaching the next level of skill,"
Steve said. I love to figure out the
tricks and patterns of the machine."
Whenever there's a -competition I'll go
for it. Video games will always be a big
part of my life.
Steve, a 20-year-old engineering
junior at the University, is a video
game champion. In a recent national
tournament in Chicago, he placed 25th
in the all-around competition and
seventh in a specialist category. Steve
says he spends up to $30 each week on
the games, but adds that being an em-
ployee at a local video emporium
allows him to save money because he

can play for free.
"It's the game of the future," says
Marty Sotnik, an employee at Flipper
McGees. "If you stare at the
Asteroids screen long enough, you lose.
yourself in a defferent reality. It's not
unusual for a guy to come in here and
drop $20 in a night."
"YOU CAN BECOME psychopathic
about it," says Henrietta Lewis. "It's
really frustrating but you can't stop."
What compels these individuals to
drop countless quarters into these'six-
foot machines? Some video fanatics
say the game - among themr PAC Man,
Berzerk, and Space. Invaders - are a
constant challenge. Others flock to the
video arcades to forget their problems
and take out ; their frustrations by
blasting spaceships to Kingdomcome.
"I come to the Moose (the Cross Eyed
Moose) and forget I'm flunking
calculus," says University student Joe
Werber.
"THERE'S A LOT of prestige in-
See ZAPPING, Page 3

Daily Photo by'MIKE LUCAS
STEVE MITCHELL, VIDEO GAME expert extraordinaire, comes face-to-screen with one of his standard opponents, a
video game called Tempest. Local pinball arcades are attracting increasing numbers of video junkies, some of whom
spend as much as $30 in a single evening.

TODAY
Jerry jokes in vogue
("10 YOU THOUGHT Jerry Ford jokes were out
of style, well, guess again. At yesterday's Senate
Advisory Committee on University Affairs session
the ex-President and University alumnus' name
came up in connection with, as usual-a new University
building. David Heebink, assistant to the President, said
thr - t- no nW-nchntan of trvino to raise monev for a

may be hazardous to your ability to get a'job, according to a
study by two Seattle University professors released yester-
day. In a survey of more than 200 Puget Sound-area
managers with hiring responsibilities, more than half said
they would hire a non-smoker over a smoker if given two
otherwise evenly matched candidates, says C. Patrick
Fleenor, an associate professor of management. "What
was interesting was that nobody would pick the smoker,"
Fleenor said. "Something like 54 percent said they would
pick the non-smoker. The other 46 percent said it was a toss-
up. "If you apply simple probability and figure about half
the time in the 'toss-up' category the non-smoker would be
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polled worked in a number of fields, including retail, ser-
vice, financial and health care areas. The survey was com-
pleted earlier this fall. O
Picking off paraq uat
Researchers at the University of Mississippi are testing a
substance from orange peels to determine if it can be used
to warn marijuana smokers if their pot has been sprayed
with the herbicide paraquat. The new substance, referred
to as DLDM, is an orange peel extract mixed with sulphur.

tained 250,000 listeners for almost an hour with a routine of
jokes and songs. "I just clowned around on the air like I do
at home," said Base, a 54-year-old machine operator with
no professional entertainment experience. It all began with
a phone call from his son became interspersed with pop
music. Harry hung up and telephoned his local operator to
report the trouble. At her suggestion, he dialed again to
continue the conversation with his son and interrupted a
BBC sports program: Once he realized he was on the air,
Harry launched into his routine. He says he has always had
a knack for making people laugh. A radio station in New
Zealand contacted him Sunday, saying it wanted to
rebroadcast some of his radio debut. n

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