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Ninety-Two Years
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Vol. XCII, No. 72 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, December 6, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Stress: A necessary

evil

By FANNIE WEINSTEIN
Headaches, insomnia, shortness of breath, and
feelings of nausea. Those who experience these
symptoms on the night before a big exam (or during
the week five papers are due) shouldn't
worry-they're not alone.
And, according to authorities on stress, these
feelings are perfectly normal and can be controlled
easily.
"A CERTAIN amount of stress is necessary to get
by. You can't really survive without it," said a
Thomas Morson, a senior counselor at University
Counseling Services. The problem begins when
people start to feel "distress rather than stress,"
which he said has a spiraling effect.
"It affects everyone at some levels and the more
isolated you feel the more stress you'll experience,"
Morson said. Anxiety is a serious problem among
students who tend to "isolate themselves because
they think that everyone else is find and they're a

mess."S
According to Morson, university life lends itself to
feelings of anxiety. "Being here (in college) is to be
anxious. If you're not feeling anxious, there's
something wrong."
MANY FRESHPERSONS, especially those in a
honors programs, Morson said, are affected by
stress because they come to college with false ex-
pectations of college life and unrealistic notions
about how much work they can do.
"Some students get incredibly anxious because
they identify themselves with a grade. If they get a
C on a test then they're a C person."
Others have more difficulty dealing with the ex-
pectations of parents and friends. "A response to a
'should' can cause monster anxiety," he said.
NON-ACADEMIC factors, such as financial
problems, also can cause a great deal of stress.
Many students are worried about cutback4in finan-
cial aid, Morson said, and more are having to work

and attend school at the same time. Many also
realize that their parents are concerned about the
high cost of their educations and are affected by
this.
To help students combat these feelings of
pressure, the counseling center conducts informal
workshops which "provide a forum for people to
connect with other people," Morson said.
During a workshop held last week at East Quad,
students shared with each other their personal
anxieties and were advised on how they could han-
dle their problems. About 25 people attended the
workshop run by GUIDE, a peer counseling unit of
the counseling office.
ACCORDING TO Peer Counselor Tom Gilber-
tson, the goals of the workshop were to teach
students how to use their time better, to offer study
hints, and to help students identify, reduce and con-
trol anxiety.
See STRESS, Page 5

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High school
mar quana
use down,
study says
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Heavy
marijuana use among high school
seniors is declining, and a large num-
ber of those giving up the drug cite
health factors as the major reason, ac-
cording to specialists in the field of drug
abuse.
Lloyd Johnston, program director of
the University's Institute for Social
Research, told the American Council on
Marijuana Friday that "the proportion
of high school seniors who report
smoking pot on a daily or near-daily
basis has begun to decline" after,
reaching a peak in 1978.
AT THAT time, according to John-
ston, 11 percent - or one in nine high
school seniors - reported they were
smoking pot daily or near daily. In 1980,
he said, the percentage had dropped to
9.1 percent.
He said neither availability nor price
of marijuana appeared to be deterrents
to marijuana's use.
Instead, the belefs young people hold
about, the potential harmfulness of
using marijuana are changing.
"ACROSS RECENT graduating
classes we have observed a substantial
increase in the harmfulness perceived
to be associated with regular
marijuana use," he said.
"From 1978 to 1980, the proportion of
See USE, Page 2

U-Cellar,

Union

lease not yet final

By JANET RAE
The University Cellar and the
Michigan Union are nearing agreement
on a new lease for the bookstore,
following several months of discussions
to iron out disagreements between the
University and the store's board of
directors.
"We're just trying to clear up
language," said Union Director Frank
Cianciola.
LEASE discussions have been going
on since U-Cellar representatives
promised Cianciola last October they
would continue to rent space in the
Union. Cianciola had set an Oct. 15
deadline for the bookstore to notify him
of any anticipated move so that plans
for the Union renovation project could
stay on schedule.
U-Cellar officials. had hesitated to
commit themselves to stay in the Union
after they reviewed a proposed lease,
which included a 65 percent rent hike
and an expenditure by the bookstore of
between $250,000 and $350,000 in
renovation costs for a new, larger ren-
tal space in the Union.
Among the issues blocking
agreement at this point is an increase in
the original renovation cost estimates.
U-Cellar architects recently presented
estimates ranging from $450,000 to
$600,000-substantially higher than the
bookstore's board of directors has been
anticipating.

BUT LORRI Sipes, an architect with
the company designing the store
renovations, said such estimates were
only "preliminary."
"We don't know what the cost is going
to be yet," she said. "We have a budget
of $350,000 to $400,000. We've been hired
to meet that."
Sipes said preliminary cost estimates
are frequently "fat" so the client will
not be overly surprised by unan-
ticipated cost hikes.
"A BUILDING project takes months
because it has to be refined and
changed. We have to look at all sorts of
alternatives," she said. "We make a
preliminary figure and then we look at
it and say, OK. That's too much. Let's
try it a different way.',"
As presently proposed, the Cellar's
lease with the Michigan Union would
lead the University Cellar into
bankruptcy, said Engineering Prof.
Frederick Beutler, a faculty represen-
tative to the Cellar's board of directors.
"A rapid slide into bankruptcy ap-
pears inevitable, with the consequent
loss of equity provided by students and
faculty, and the loss of the Cellar's ser-
vices to the University community,"
Beutler said.
BEUTLER NOTED that even lower
estimates of renovation costs would
place an "onerous" burden on the U-
Cellar, because the payments that
would be required each year to cover

loans would "approximate or exceed
the rental expense."~
U-Cellar Board President Mary Ann
Caballero said the board is looking at a
number of ways to meet the increased
costs, including making a refundable
assessment on the entire student body,
renewing demands for the right to sell
insignia items, renting storage space
off-campus, and expanding and diver-
sifying merchandise lines.
If approved, which U-Cellar officials
say is doubtful, the fee assessment
would be similar to that levied to raise
the original capital for the store. Upon
entering the University, students would
pay a fee which would be refunded to
them when they left school.
"THAT'S something that's out of my
hands," Cianciola said. "(Vie0
President for Student Services Henry)
Johnson said, due to the present
economic climate of the University, it
would not be feasible."
"With the tuition escalating as fast as
it is for students, another fee added on
top of that would not be received
favorably by the executive officers or
the Regents," said Toth Easthope,
associate vice -president for student
services.
The insignia issue has been a
recurring theme in the lease
discussions. Under the U-Cellar's
present agreement, no insignia items
See U-CELLAR, Page 5

Santa's helpers Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Muffie Biddle and Marcy Robertson are busy ringing their bells to help raise
money for the Salvation Army Christmas fund drive. Cary Moon makes a
drop in the bucket to help the charity.

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State's student leaders

Nine profs at EMU
receive salary bonus

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By DAVID MEYER
Student government presidents from
six state colleges - including the
University - met yesterday to come up
with strategies for pressuring state of-
ficials to increase their support for
higher education.
The six presidents are members of a
coalition of student government leaders
from all 15 of the state's public colleges,
who joined together to coordinate the
lobbying activities of students across
the state.
THE GROUP, meeting yesterday at
Oakland University in Rochester, map-
ped out plans for a statewide letter-
writing campaign, trips to Lansing to
lobby state officials, and a rally in
Detroit in February to protest the
decline of higher education in the state.
"Basically, higher education is in a
lot of trouble in Michigan," said

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lobbyinglans
Michigan Student Assembly President Friday with Richard Kennedy, Univer-
Jon Feiger, who represented the sity vice president for state relations, to
University at yesterday's meeting. lay the groundwork for more
"Everyone's been hit hard. Tuition has cooperation between student and
been going up; financial aid has been University lobbyists, Feiger said. This
cut. And there's no organized student cooperation might include help from
response to it." the University in financing a massive
"We just want to let legislators know MSA mailing to students or their paren-
that we're watching them and that we ts urging them to write their
care what they're doing," he said. legislators. MSA, however, has not yet
THE GROUP of presidents planned discussed the possibility of financial
to return to their respective colleges af- assistance with University ad-
ter the meeting yesterday to begin ministrators, Feiger added.
organizing a massive campaign en- The six student presidents also
couraging students and parents to ask agreed at yesterday's meeting to send
legislators for more financial assistan- delegations of students from each
ce to state colleges. college to Lansing in January to lobby
Feiger said MSA also has begun with state officials and lobbyists, ac-
working more closely with University cording to David Yesh, president of the
administrators for cooperation on lob- student government at the University
bying efforts in Lansing. MSA's of Michigan-Dearborn, who also atten-
Legislative Relations Committee met ded the meeting. Feiger said MSA

By DAN OBERROTMAN
Raises averaging $3,548 were ap-
proved for nine Eastern Michigan
University professors last week.
The salary adjustments-which
were made beyond the salary in-
creases received by the entire
faculty-are designed to attract and
hold on to faculty in certain com-
petitive fields, said EMU Vice
President for Academic Affairs An-
thony Evans.
ACCORDING TO Evans, these
"market salary adjustments" were
limited to two highly competitive
fields-computer science and
business. Evans also said the ad-
justments are limited to those in-
dividuals who have received offers
from other institutions.
Seven of the nine increases were
for professors in the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Scien-

ce.
"It's very difficult for us to attract
people in the computer science
field," Evans said: "People who
have doctorates are usually attrac-
ted to industry."
THE RAISES make the salaries
"more competitive with those in in-
dustry," said Mary Rhodes, one of
the computer science professors
who received a salary increase.
Karen Brown, a professor of social
work, received what she called "a
small historical adjustment" to
bring her salary in line with those of
her colleagues.
Also receiving pay increases were
John Anderson, associate professor
of economics, and Andrew Dem-
pster, Alan Heezen, Hartmut Hoft,
Kurt Lauckner, John Remmers, and
Sushil Sachdev, associate professors
of mathematics and computer
science.

Feiger
... will pressure legislators
wouldsend a number of students from
the University to the capital next mon-
th.
FOUR OF the presidents - from
Oakland University, Eastern Michigan
See STATE'S, Page 3

TODAY,
$50, 000 diet
AFTER YEARS OF being fat, all it took for
pizza maker Richard Mueller to lose 100 pounds
andshape up for yesterday's 26-mile marathon
was the promise of $50,000. Nueller trimmed his
265-pound, 5-foot-9 frame in 10 months for a chance to win a
$50,000 bet. All he has to do is finish the Baton Rouge
Mr-ahnnk rnnecn't Pvon have to win Tom Monahann.

double take. After all, it's not everyday a naked man and a
nude woman streak by during morning rush hour-in near
freezing temperatures. "We had a report from two subway
ticket agents that riders saw a naked man running on the
platform," Don Yabush, spokesman for the Chicago Tran-
sit Authority, said. "He was running southbound from T-' a
street," Yabush said. "One of the ticket agents who is guue a
jokester, said 'Did the man have any identification?' "
Police dispatcher Raymond Maszka said the nude man
"disappeared, they never did catch him. They don't know
for sure where he disappeared to - unless he found his

ting transactions for marijuana were taking place on CB
radio," Caddo Parish Sheriff Don Hathaway said Friday.
"We simply sent an undercover agent out there with a CB
radio and he was able to successfully make three transac-
tions on the radio." Arrested and charged with possession
and distribution of narcotics were Howard Ross, 39, of
Granbury, Texas; James Park, 23, of Texarkana, Ark., and
Tony Smity, 25, of Fairview, N.C. Only small amounts of
marijuana and other controlled substances were recovered
in the arrest Thursday, Hathaway said. The men were held
in the parish jail in lieu of $7,581 bond each. 0

player Earl Campbell and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. The
rest consisted of entertainers, most of them from television.
The top 10 were Reynolds, actors Richard Prior, Alan Alda,
Brooke Shields, John Ritter, Scott Baio, Bo Derek and
George Burns, Leonard and comedian Steve Martin. Only
three musicians made the top 30-Kenny Rogers at No. 21,
Olivia Newton-John at No. 26, and Billy Joel, No. 30. G
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