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&Vol. XCI, No. 128
Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 10, 1981
Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
4 PIRGIM drives for more
PIRGIM volunteer Sanford Lax collects signatures during the organization's petition drive for what members say is a
more effective student support system. See, story Page 7
*Bursle fig t leads to
gUnshot, chase, arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan wrapped up his proposals
yesterday for an unprecedented
budget-cutting blitz which delves into.
more than 300 federal programs to trip
$6.4 billion from government spending
this year and $48.6 billion in 1982.
Accompanied by several dozen of-
ficials from his budget office, Reagan
signed the package in the White House
Rose Garden and declared he would not
hesitate to ask for more cuts if they are
necessary to keep within the spending
limits he seeks.
"THESE ARE unprecedented cuts to
meet an unprecedented situation,"
Reagan said of his proposals, which will
be submitted formally to Congress
today."They mark the end of an old era
and the beginning of a new one."
Reagan also planned to submit to
Congress today the details of his tax-cut
proposals, which he unveiled last mon-
th when he outlined his economic
Reagan's spending cuts have drawn
cheers from most business groups and
fiscal conservatives and outcry from
the pained defenders of dozens of affec-
ted social programs. Even as he raised
his pen, for example, thousands of coal
miners were massed in the capital's
streets to protest a cutback in the black
lung program (See story, page 7). i
REAGAN SAID HE considers special
interst groups the biggest threat to his
legislative package. "We must see to it
that the voice of the average American,
not that of special interests or full-time
lobbyists, is the dominant one," he said.
The administration also revealed for
the first time yesterday that a good
chunk of the proposed budget cuts were
borrowed from recommendations left
by Reagan's Democratic predecessor,
Some $300 million of the cuts for 1981
and $8.2 billion in cuts for 1982 were
proposed by the Carter administration,
administration officials said.
THE TAX PROPOSALS include a 10
t percent annual reduction in personal~
t income tax rates in each of the next
three years, and a business tax cut in
the form of accelerated depreciation
The administration contends its
program of budget and tax cuts,
rollbacks in federal regulation and
federal lending and restricted growth of
the nation's money supply will bring in-
flation down sharply and stimulate
economic growth. Reagan cautioned
last week that it could be a year before
the economy takes an upward swing.
Edwin Dale, a spokesman for
Reagan's budget office, said the
revised budgets for fiscal 1981, which
ends Sept. 30, and fiscal 1982 were
"locked up" yesterday morning.
DALE SAID Reagan's day included
signing documents calling on Congress
to rescind or defer funds previously ap-
propriated for 1981.
Reagan outlined most of his economic
plan in a Feb. 18 appearance before
Congress. However, he detailed only
$34.8 billion of the 1982 budget cuts he
TODAY'S PACKAGE will disclose.
the more than $13.8 billion in remaining:
cuts he is seeking. Some of the ad-
ditional cuts will come in programs,
already affected by the first round an-*
nounced last month.
White House Press Secretary James:
Brady also said the budget plan will
propose a $2.6 billion increase in user
fees for federally maintained facilities.+
Reagan previously proposed a $2 billion:
increase in user fees.
Administration officials have con-
firmed that programs affected by the,
new round of cuts will include veterans,
programs, farm subsidies, water
projects, subsidized loans, employment
training and legal services.
President may send
WASHINGTON (AP) -,President
Reagan said yesterday he would con-
sider sending American weapons to
rebels in Afghanistan who are fighting
Soviet troops that have occupied that
country since late 1979.
"Those are freedom fighters," the
president said of the rebels. The Carter
administration had refused to discuss
what, if anything, the United States was
doing in support of the rebels.
SEVERAL PUBLISHED reports last
year said U.S. arms were being sent
covertly to the rebels. The Soviet
Union's main justification in sending
troops to Afghanistan in December 1979
was that it was countering outside in-
terference, although it never
specifically accused any country.
Reagan, asked in an interview with
ABC News if he would consider aiding
Afghan rebels, replied: "Yes, with
Asked how the Soviets ,night react,
the president said, "I don't know that
they could really have an objection to
that. But I think it is something, as I
say, to be considered."
REAGAN OBJECTED to the term
"Afghan rebels," saying . . .
"Sometimes I think the Soviet Union
has been successful in their propagan-
da with getting us to use terms that
semantically are incorrect.
"Those are freedom fighters," the
president added. "Those are people
fighting for their own country and not
wanting to become a satellite state of
the Soviet Union which came in and
established a government of its
choosing there, without regard to the
feelings of the Afghans. And so, I think
they are freedom fighters, not rebels."
Reagan also declared that it is within
the vital interests of the United States
to halt communist subversion in the
Western hemisphere, specifically in El
By DAVID SPAK
A fight at a Bursley Residence Hall party ended in a gun
shot and one arrest early Sunday morning.
The shot did not hit anyone. After a short car chase, police,
with the aid of University Housing Security officers and
Department of Safety officers, were able to apprehend 20-
year-old Billy Jackson, according to Ann Arbor Police Sgt..
AT ABOUT 1 A.M. Sunday, Security Officer Donald Epps
discovered Jackson and another man fighting in a second
floor bathroon. Epps broke up the fight and called Housivig
Security and the Department of Safety for assistance, accor-
ding to Department of Safety Director Walter Stevens.
Epps escorted the two men downstairs to wait for assistan-
ce. After the men continued attempting to fight, Jackson
As he got to a door leading outside, Jakcson allegedly tur-
ned, pulled out a .32-caliber handgun, and fired one shot,
before fleeing to his car, Stevens said.
AS THE SUSPECT began to drive away, the back-up of-
ficers arrived. They followed Jackson until Ann Arbor police
were able to apprehend him near Island Drive and Wall
Street. Jackson had stuffed the gun in his pants, Tinsey said.
Police took Jackson to Washtenaw County Jail where he
remained until his arraignment yesterday in 15th District
Court. He was charged with assault with intent to commit
less than murder and carrying a concealed weapon. He was
released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. A
preliminary examination is scheduled for March 18 at 9 a.m.
Both Housing Security and Department of Safety officers
did "an excellent job in handling the situation," Stevens said.
"With their help, police were able to arrest the suspect within
fifteen minutes of the original report (of the disturbance)."
... Afghans are "freedom fighters"
Council passes vehicle ordinance
in compliance with state
By DEBI DAVIS
Students who leave their cars parked in the same
Space on the same street for more than two days can
expect to have it impounded under the city's aban-
doned vehicles ordinance.
Last night City Council unanimously approved
changes to the city's abandoned vehicles ordinance,
despite concern voiced by several council members
that the ordinance could be used against students.
THE CHANGES were made after an hour-long
debate, to comply with revisions of a state statute ef-
feetive last August.
Although most state-ordered changes to the or-
dinance referred to more stringent impounding and
*tagging procedures, some council members objected
to its potential function as a parking regulation.
Councilwoman Leslie Morris, (D-Second Ward),
aid the abandoned vehicles ordinance is "misused
by a lot of cities as a pretend parking ordinance." She
said such an ordinance has implications for students
in an attempt to get their cars off the streets.
COUNCILWOMAN Joyce Chesbrough, (R-First
Ward), said the ordinance could lead to "undue
harrassment" of the student population. Due to a shor-
tage of parking spaces in the campus. and downtown
areas, students must often park on the street, she
Morris said she frequently receives phone calls
from angry homeowners who want to have student
vehicles removed from "their" street space in front
of their homes.
Under the ordinance, an abandoned vehicle is one
which has "remaired on public property or any other
place open to travel by the public for a period of time
so that it appears to be abandoned."
The city, however, has been enforcing this ordinan-
ce for the last six months.
CITY POLICE ARE not cruising Ann Arbor looking
for abandoned vehicles. According to City Attorney
Bruce Laidlaw, impoundment usually results from a
However, until later this month, when the ordinan-
ce officially takes' effect, fines collected from im-
pounded vehicles will go to the state of Michigan.
Unless the city ordinance agrees with state law, the
state gets to collect the profits - fines collected from
Ann Arborites who leave stray cars on the city
The city's Budget Director Patrick Kenney, said he
is not sure exactly how much money the city has lost
to the state.
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw stressed that the or-
dinance's "more strenuous holding and notification
procedures" have put a strain on the city's impoun-
dment facilities, which are at full capacity now.
Mayor Louis Belcher said that in six months of
operation "we have not found any discrimination
against apartment-dwellers" in areas where parking
By SUE INGLIS
In yet another part of their in-
vestigation of the possible discon-
tinuance of the geography depar-
tment, the four-member review
committee met yesterday in a
special hearing with 19 students
from the geography department.
Students, most of whom are
working toward Ph.D. and Master's
degrees, told the committee their
work in the department, the quality
of the faculty, and the rigor and
comprehensiveness of the program
attested to the necessity of retaining
the department. Students also
detailed their fields of
specialization, which ranged from
micro-climatology to historical car-
"I THINK IT (the testimonies) not
only reflect well on you, but reflect
well on the geography department,"
said committee member and
Zoology Prof. Arnold Kluge.
The four member ad hoc commit-
tee was appointed by LSA Dean John
Knott after the January 26 announ-
cement that geography discontin-
uance proceedings had begun. The
committee's charge is to determine
if and how any cuts should be made,
or if the department should be
Several students cited the general
reputation of the geography depar-
tment as a prime reason for atten-
ding this University over others.
"I CAME TO this University not
accidentally," said Fritz Nelson, a
physical geography research
assistant. "I came here to work with
Prof. Outcalt." Like Nelson, doc-
toral candidate Gordon Greene
noted that a great strength of the
department is the faculty's close
See GEOGRAPHY, Page 3
Bigger 'U' Club
T HE UNIVERSITY CLUB, it seems, is trying to
break down the barriers that can get between
people who frequent this popular night spot. The
club was renovated furing spring break and the
wall separating the bar and large dining room was removed
to enable more patrons to be able to view the main stage
area. A Club spokesperson said the wall was initially con-
patrons to determine which shucker could shuck the most
shells and earn a chance to take on the winner of a
simultaneous semi-final held at another of Chuck:Muir's
famous seafood restaurants, the River Crab in Detroit. The
finals will be held tonight at Detroit's Ponchatrain Hotel.
Wonder if anyone found any pearls? r s
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holster. The holster wasn't snapped and the gun fell out."
Is there a shark in your tank?
Students in Wilmington, Del. are making the best of a bad
situation. To help neighbors save ever-precious water
during their water shortage, members of the Junior
Achievement Club at Pierre S. DuPont Junior High School
have painted bricks to resemble the shark "Jaws" and are
peddling the finished product as a handy dandy water
saver. "You can put two or three bricks in the toilet tank
favors. Willie Crear of Birmingham, Ala. was clearing
trees for Carl Jones' new driveway when his backhoe rup-
tured 4 gas line. The broken main blew up Jones' house.
The explosion filled the 40-year-old Crear with such con-
sternation he leaped from the machine and ran into the
street-where he was struck by a car. Crear was rushed to
a nearby hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
Although Jones' house was destroyed, no one in it was har-