The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 31, 1981-Page 3
State approves utility rate hike
LANSING (UPI)-The state Public Service Com-
mission, despite a vigorous dissent, approved yester-
day a final $40 million rate increase expected to raise
Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. bills by an additional
average $16 per year.
The PSC also approved inflation-based electric rate
adjustments of $38.7 million for Detroit Edison Co.
and $23.9 million for Consumers Power Co. which will
raise customers bills by an average of $5.58 per mon-
th for Edison and $6.30 per month for Consumers.
AND THE PSC agreed to let Consumers and Edison
begin imposing two percent penalty charges on late
The Michigan Consolidated rate hike, while less
than the $62.6 million being sought by Michigan's
largest natural gas firm, was well over the $21.6
million recommended by the PSC staff which is
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Combined with a $21.8 million interim increase ap-
proved earlier this year, it brings the final amount
granted in the case to $39.5 million. The hike was ap-
proved by Commission Chairman Daniel Demlow
and Commissioner Eric Schneidewind-both
Commissioner Edwyna Anderson, the lone
Democrat, noted Michigan Consolidated received an
inflation adjustment of 12.7 percent just over three
weeks ago plus permission to modify its automatic
gas cost adjustments in a manner expected to raise at
least $7.5 million annually.
"It does not take a drawing on the wall reflecting
major individual increases, especially during this
peak heating season, for the average customer to get
the picture," she said, rapping the PSC's piecemeal
fashion of handling utility rates.
She also noted Attorney General Frank Kelley has
warned the possible divestiture of Michigan Con-
solidated by its parent firm could result in huge ad-
ditional rate increases.
THE COMPANY-which has nearly one million
customers in the Detroit area and western
Michigan-has denied the claim.
The rate hikes for Edison and Consumers
Power-also approved on 2-1 votes-were not unex-
The PSC adjusts the rates of most major utilities on
an annual basis to reflect the impact of inflation on
their operating and maintenance costs.
The latest adjustments were based on an increase
in the Consumer Price Index.
(UPI}-Chrysler Corp. workers are voting in
y cut to preserve their jobs, but by a surprisingly
to Workers union officials said yesterday they
vinced a whittled-down contract providing $622
wage concessions to Chrysler will be approved
ote tallies are reported Monday.
ED REPORTS on the balloting from local unions
g opposition to the move despite warnings to
only alternative to approval was a Chrysler
and loss of their jobs.1
ontract would cut weekly paychecks more than
ze wages until September of 1982.
ing," a UAW spokesperson said. "It's not win-
margin that the previous two contracts carried
HE third time Chrysler workers have been asked
to ratify labor agreements giving them less in wages and
fringe benefits than counterparts at Ford Motor Co. and
General Motors Corp.
On Jan. 19, 250 elected representatives of the workers
recommended by a convincing margin that the pact be
ratified, leading UAW officials to believe a similar result
could be expected from the rank-and-file.
About 65,000 active workers in the U.S. and Canada are
eligible tovote on the pact, as are many of the 49,000 Chrylser
workers on indefinite layoff.
In a major shock, the pact was overwhelmingly rejected by
a 2,014-833 count at Chrysler's Belvidere, Ill. assembly plant,
which builds Omni and Horizon subcompacts.
Less surprising was resistance from Chrysler's several
defense plants. Workers in those facilities have resisted con-
tract concessions because the company's defense operations
Injured in dog attack AP Photo
Fifteen-year-old Tom Reed of Grand Rapids loved animals until he was at-
tacked by an Alaskan malamute recently. Doctors needed more than 100
stitches to close the wounds.
0 Murder suspect arraigned
The man accused of shooting
Saline resident Richard Mosher was
arraigned yesterday on an open
murder charge in 15th district court,
according to Jerome Farmer,
Washtenaw County's chief assistant
Mosher's roommate, Gary Lazar,
was charged with shooting the Ford
Motor Company executive to death.
Lazar is in fair condition at Univer-
sity Hospital after taking an un-
disclosed substance in an apparent
suicide attempt last Monday.
Mosher's body was found Monday
stuffed in the trunk of his car at the
Fourth and Williams streets parking
No bond was set for Lazar's
The second suspect arrested in the
assault of a University graduate
student Jan. 21 was released from
police custody Thursday, according
to Ann Arbor police Sgt. Harold Tin-
Tinsey said the man was released
because "he wasn't actively in-
volved in the assault." The other
suspect, Anthony Reed, was ap-
parently the "active participant" in
the attack, according to police.
Police said they did not know if the
released man will testify in the case.
Russians flock to local publisher
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worked on for Ardis, Proffer said, "It's
probably impossible to get out" of the
Proffer runs Ardis with his wife,
Ellendea, and two other employees.
The bulk of the operation - including a
typesetting machine, stock rooms,
photographic duplicators, and some of-
fice space - rests in -the basement,
while Proffer, his office, and his family
occupy the upstairs.
Through the efforts of Proffer and
Ardis, Ann Arbor has earned the
reputation of a half-way house for
Russian emigree authors. Joseph Brod-
sky, a well known Russian poet, came
to the University as a poet-in-residence
in 1972, had some work published by
Ardis (as well as Harper and Row), and
settled in the area. Shasha Sokolov, the
author of A School for Fools, spent a
year and a half here, and poet Igor
Yefimov, Ardis's only "discovery," is
currenly a graduate student here.
"It's very good for the University,"
Proffer said, "whether (Russian
writers) come because of Ardis or the
(Slavic Languages) department."
Ardis publishes the Russian authors
both in their original language, and in
English translation. "Nabakov is our
father figure, the first Russian-
American author," Proffer said. "Now
we're translating Nabakov into
Russian." A typical book sells up to
Math anxiety causes
problems for women
4,000 or 5,000 copies, Proffer said.
"One third of the Russian books get
back into the Soviet Union," he said.
While the books still manage to find a
way into that country, Proffer said it
has become very difficult for anyone to
leave it. The Soviet Union has stopped
emigration to the United States,
probably because of the situation in
Afghanistan, according to Proffer.
When a writer steps out, of gover-
- nment-approved limits,she risks official
government action-even imprison-
ment or repeated vandalism. Vasily
Askyonov, a well-known writer in
Russia who was forced to emigrate
despite the ban, found his car van-
dalized six different times after the
publication of one controversial work,
"We have a poet who is 70 years old,"
Proffer said. "He never published. He
never thought of himself as anything
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problem solving skills to build con-
fidence," Grossman said.
Shirley Roberts, the psychology in-
structor in the course said the class will
focus on helping math anxious students
"recognize it and deal with it."
ONE MATH student at WCC said she
is planning to take the class because "I
just keep pushing, I haven't gotten over
my anxiety." Withhprofessional help,
she thinks she can overcome her
problem, she explained, "I don't think I
have a very severe case."
Another WCC student who has
already taken a course in dealing with
the emotional aspects of math anxiety,
described the severity of her problem.
"I absolutely avoid dealing with the
figures involved in any literature."
The Mathematical Association of
America also is involved in counseling
high school- and junior high school-
aged girls and encouraging them to
continue their math education, accor-
ding to Marcia Sward, an MAA
AAFC-All That Jazz, 6:30, 8:30, 10:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Alt. Action Films-It's a Wonderful Life, 7 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.; Arsenic
and Old Lace, 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Cinema Guild-The Exorcist, 7, 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theatre; Saint Jack,
7, 9 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema II-The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, 7, 9p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Mediatrics-La Cage aux Folles, 7, 9, 11 p.m., MLB 3.
English-Finnegan's Wake, 8:30 p.m., 443 MaSON.
Canterbury Loft-"Saturn's Young," 3, 8p.m., 332 S. State.
PTP-"The Elephant Man," 8p.m., Power Ctr.
Wild Swan Theater-"Potpourri," program for children, 2 p.m., Res. Coll.
Benefit concert for students for ERA, 9:30 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Rec. Sports-Children's Sports-O-Rama, 9 a.m., NCAB
Mi. Yearbook of Int. Legal Studies-Coll., "Transnational Legal Problems
of Refugees," 10 a.m., 100 Hutchins Hall.
Women's Basketball-vs. Bowling Green, EMU, 6 p.m., Track/Tennis
Men's Gymnastics-vs. MSU, 7:30p.m., Crisler Arena.
Delta Gamma-Anchor Splash, 8 p.m., Margaret Bell Pool.
Architecture and Urban Planning-Photographic exhibition of Art
Nouveau architecture in 53 buildings, Art and Architecture Bldg.
Committee Concerned with World Hunger-Tag Day.
Archaeology-Exhibition, "Greek Sculpture in Transition: 450 B.C.-200
A.D.," kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval Archaeology.
Applied Psychology-Test Anxiety Program/Performance Anxiety
Program, 9 a.m., 2402 Mason.
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SPRING BREAK IN DAYTONA BEACH
FEB. 20 - MARCH 1, 1981
4 PER ROOM
(2 Double Beds)
6 PER ROOM
(3 Double Beds)
" Round trip motor coach transportation on first
~ class charter coaches leaving the campus Friday
evening Feb. 20 and traveling straight through with
plenty of partying to Daytona Beach, arriving the
following day. The return trip departs the following
Sat. in the afternoon, and arrives back on campus
the next day.
" A full seven nights accommodations at the Plaza
Hotel of Daytona Beach, Florida.
" A great time in Daytona with special parties and
" Optional trip to Disney World available.
9 All taxes and gratuities.