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0 Vol. XCI, No. 155

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, April 10, 1981

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budget cuts
at hearing
The committee charged with reviewing the University's
Extension Service made "assertion after assertion
without a shred of evidence" to support its recommendation
to eliminate the program, Social Work Prof. Harvey Ber-
tcher said yesterday at an open forum held by the Committee
on Budget Administration.
Bertcher was among almost 20 people who commented,
before the University's executive officers on four non-
academic University departments scheduled for significant
udget reductions.
SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE state's real estate in-
dustry joined Bertcher, Extension Service Director Alfred
Storey, and a number of the service's staff members in
slamming the negative report of a Budget Priorities Sub-
The Executive Officers have conditionally accepted the
Budget Priorities Committee report, according to Vice
President for Academic Affairs Bill Frye, but the Regents
must approve any recommendations to eliminate the
Frye said such a proposal would not be presented to the
6egents at their meeting next week, but may come up at the
ay meeting after the Executive Officers have completed
their review.
IN ITS RECOMMENDATION to eliminate the Extension
Service, the subcommittee found the department to
"frequently (have) a negative impact on normal academic
But Bertcher asked yesterday, "Are the findings based
primarily on opinion or fact?"
Bertcher said he did not agree with the committee's
statement that Extension courses lack the quality of on-
ampus instruction. In the School of Social Work, all off-
campus courses are taught by regular faculty members, he
WHEN QUALITY PROBLEMS are discovered in one of the
off-campus Extension Service centers, regional personnel
communicate directly with the school, Bertcher said.
The report suggested that the separate schools and
colleges should take over all off-campus credit instruction in-
stead of allowing a centrally administered department to
take responsibility for it, as the Extension Service currently
However, such a move "would not be cost-effective," ac-
cording to Storey.
JEAN WILLING, THE DIRECTOR of the Extension Ser-
vice's real estate program, said she was concerned that the
subcommittee was not familiar with her program, which of-
fers training to real estate brokers around the state.
Willing's associate director, Peter Grund, put it more blun-
tly, saying, "I am concerned this program was not reviewed
in (the subcommittee) report. We have not had our day in
Although the real estate program pays for itself, without
the administrative mechanism provided by the Extension
Service, it would probably fold, according to Willing.
See SPEAKERS, Page 2

Feiger wins
MSA race
By BETH ALLEN MSA's special projects committee into the
Jon Feiger and Amy Hartmann won han- "investigative arm" of the MSA.
JilyinFhisgwe'sdMychganrtudntwAsm- Former presidential and vice-presidential
dily in this week's Michigan Student Assem- candidates Steven Roach and Andrew
bly elections and will be sworn in as the Zuckerman of the Joyride party collected 276
student government's new president and vice- votes in the election, while Political Party
president next week. candidates Barry Himmelstein and Sid Chait
The two victors, members of the People's received 108.
Action Coalition, a campus political party, ALTHOUGH HIS CAMPAIGN for the
were declared the winners of the MSA presidency was unsuccessful, former
presidential and vice-presidential races at Responsible Alternative Party candidate An-
about 2:30 a.m. yesterday, garnering 1,945 derson said he was "very happy" with the
votes to the 1,364 votes of the Responsible way the campaign went. He added that he has
Alternative Party candidates Clarke Ander- no concrete plans as of yet for participation in
son and Mark Bonine, the runners up. MSA next year, but said he has several
ELECTION DIRECTOR Bruce Goldman current projects that he intends to finish.
said the overall turnout of 4,341 was very good Former Joyride candidate Roach said he
and the percentage of voters in LSA was thought the campaign was "fun," but said he
higher than last year's. has not decided if he will be involved in
PAC will dominate next year's Assembly, student goverment next year.
having taken so farl7 of the 35 regular seats Sid Cnait, former Political Party vice-
with results for 10 additional seats not expec- presidential candidate, said he was "not sur-
ted until today. prised" that he lost the election, because the
Feiger said that PAC's victory will make other parties had "a lot more people and
MSA more efficient because there will be resources."
fewer political divisions within the Assembly. HE ADDED THAT he still had hope for his
MSA won't "have to bother with petty party's ideas since "a lot of the people in PAC
politics," he said. were real interested in what we had to say,"
FEIGER ADDED THAT he will work and said he would be pursuing his political in-
closely with current MSA President Marc terests next year, but added he did not intend
Breakstone over the next few weeks to learn to limit his activities to MSA.
what he can before assuming the duties of the Election Director Goldman said due to "a
presidency.aa lot of good people working real well" the elec-
"It'll be a real smooth transition," Feiger tions ran fairly smoothly.
said. He said that although some of the polling
Once in office, the LSA junior said he will places opened late on Tuesday, they were
try to strengthen the security and housing
task forces and will also attempt to structure See FEIGER, Page 6

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
ARTHUR MILLER, FAMOUS playwright, University alumnus, and himself a former
Hopwood winner, speaks at the 50th annual Hopwood literary Awards festival in
Rackham Auditorium yesterday.

Arthur Miller, the famous playwright
whose works include Death of a Salesman
and The Crucible, returned to his alma
mater yesterday to share a few words of
experience with this year's winners of the
University's coveted Hopwood literary
Miller, a former Hopwood winner him-
self, told an audience packed into
Rackham auditorium that he has wit-
nessed a shift in the type of audience that
attends theatre, and has seen great
changes in American playwriting and
theatre criticism.
"Broadway is too hostile," said Miller.
"The origination of the service theatre is a
thing of the past."
Miller said housewives, cultured
working class, and students patronized
theatre in the 30s, filling the 55a balcony
seats, while the wealthier business class
occupied the choice seats near center
stage. He said he didn't see how the
working class could afford today's $40
Miller devoted a large part of his speech
to the impact of theatre critics on a
playwright's career. "It is futile to
criticize the critics. It is quite enough to

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condemn them entirely," he said, adding
that today's critics are more sophisticated
in their analyses.
The former Hopwood winner gave the
keynote speech at this year's 50th annual
Avery and Jule Hopwood contest for
creative writing. The contest, open only to
University students, was made possible
through a 1930 bequest of $300,000 by
playwright Avery Hopwood. Hopwood,
who wrote 29 Broadway plays, graduated
from the University in 1905.
Thirty-one awards, totaling $29,250 in
prize money, were given to students in the
categories of drama, essay, novel, short
story, and poetry.
One of the oldest awards of its kind, the
prestigious Hopwood award is widely
recognized among publishers and writers.
Among the 2,000 recipients over the past 50
years have been many poets, playwrights,
and authors such as Joyce Carol Oates and
John Ciardi, who have become widely
known writers.
Miller, whose first play won a Hopwood
in the 1930s,' said he had two reasons for
coming to the University. "The first is that
they did not require mathematics," he
quipped. The second was the "astounding

Hartmann Feiger
... new vice-president ... "smooth transition"

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From UPIandAP
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-Astronauts John Young
and Robert Crippen, at last finished training for their
pioneer launch today in the space shuttle Columbia,
exulted yesterday, "We are ready today and the skies
are clear."
The astronauts' euphoria echoed across the Florida
spaceport. Thousands of tourists from around the
world gathered to watch the gleaming white space
machine blast off at 6:50 a.m. EDT in a gush of orange
fire and white smoke.
"YOU GO IN the hand of God," President Reagan
told the pilots last night. "Once again we feel the surge
of pride that comes from knowing we are the first and
we are the best and we are so because you are free."
Reagan, still hospitalized from his bullet wounds,
called the flight "a feat of American technology and
American will."
THE COLUMBIA'S 36-orbit, 54 -hour maiden flight
will test a revolutionary new space vehicle designed to
launch like a rocket, land like a plane, and bring
delivery-truck simplicity to the job of putting up un-
manned spacecraft.
If all works as planned, the Columbia and three
sister ships will fly regularly with scientists as

passengers and with cargoes of new unmanned
spacecraft to be dropped off in orbit or old, broken ones
that have been plucked from orbit for repair on Earth.
The smooth flow of launch preparations amazed
space agency officials, who had expected more last-
minute problems with the untried orbital freighter.
"I THINK IT'S gone phenomenally well, especially
since this is the first time," said Donald Slayton, one of
America s original Mercury astronauts and now
manager of the shuttle flight test program.
"Everything has just been charging along smoothly.
It's looking great."
John Yardley, chief of the $9.6 billion effort to build
the first spaceship able to return to Earth like an air-
plane and fly again, said a successful flight "definitely
will put us back in the race" with the Soviet Union.
Although U.S. officials stress civilian aspects of the
space shuttle, the launch of the winged Columbia is
vitally important to America's security network.
BY THE MID-19805, defense officials predict, the,
United States will be nearly totally dependent on the
manned shuttle for placing satellites into orbit to spy
on military developments inside the Soviet Union, for
early warning against surprise missile attack, for

U' funding bill set
for governor's OK

From staff and wire reports
LANSING - Legislation recommen-
ding a 12.2 percent increase in state
funds for the University'in the 1981-82
academic year is ready for Gov.
William Milliken's signature..
The recommended increase contrasts
last year's 5 percent decrease.
yesterday by the state Senate and
House after a compromise between
earlier legislation was hammered out
in conference committee.
This is the earliest in recent years
state lawmakers have completed action
on a budget.
But state and University officials

warned that the appropriation probably
will be reduced by an executive order
Milliken is expected to issue before the
budget takes effect. The budget ap-
proved yesterday is almost identical to
the funding level recommended by the
The current recommendations are
based on optimistic projections of the
state's economic recovery.
The entire education package, which
totals $716.5 million, is up from the
depressed level of $635 million ap-
propriated for the present fiscal year.
The bill suggests appropriations
totaling $154.2 million for the Univer-

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Geography hearing set
THE FINAL STUDENT hearings on the proposed
discontinuation of the University's Geography
Department will be held tomorrow. The hearing,
specifically for LSA students, will be at 2 p.m. in
the Assembly Hall in the basement of the Union. Students
can sign up to speak at the hearing by calling the Michigan

those upset with the substitution of Dannon yogurt with the
lesser-known Farm Maid brand in the cafeteria menu, the
results of the Betsy Barbour dormitory yogurt taste-off are
in. Twenty-six student representatives from every Univer-
sity residence hall overwhelmingly picked Dannon as the
most "acceptable" in blind tests, according to Assistant
Coordinator for Food Services Kay Hawkins. With the blind
test students were given three yogurts of the same flavor in
unmarked souffle cups with two of the yogurts being
egithr Farm Maid nr nannnn The tasters were then asked

Enthusiastic electors
With both City Council and the Michigan Student Assem-
bly elections wrapping up this week and low voter par-
ticipation again a problem, Ann Arbor's voters should take
their.cue from the citizens of Panola, Ill. Panola's voter
participation at Tuesday's election was an unheard of 100
percent-all 21 registered voters turned out to the polls. The
vote produced some surprising results. By a vote of 11-10
Mayor Cecil Johnson, 83, was ousted from his 45-year

water surge when a toilet is flushed nearby. A series of
painful scaldings spurred Schwed and Levy to develop their
invention. "The other day, Adam came back from the
shower room really steaming," Schwed said of his co-hort.
"Someone had flushed the toilet when he was showering
and the cold water had gone off. His scalp had been
scalded." To prevent similar hair-raising incidents, the in-
ventors rigged a wire from a toilet handle to their
bathroom's smoke detector. When a flush "occurs, the
smoke detector alarm goes off, giving the unsuspecting
bather time to leap out of the shower-before the cold water





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