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Ninety-One Years
Editorial Freedom


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Mostly cloudy today with
occasional light snow. High
in the low 20s. Low in the

Y~ol. XCI, No. 89

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, January 14, 1981

Ten Cents

Ten Pages


Dorms rely on reputation

The University Housing Division is not like Burger
ing-students can't always have it their way when
they make requests for/residence hall assignments,
particularly wher they ask for a place in one of the
more popular dorms.
For instance, more than one-fourth of the entering
freshpersons requested Mosher-Jordan on their
housing applications, but 81.12 percent of them were
placed somewhere else, according to a housing
division study.
MARKLEY, IN SECOND place with 14.93 percent
of entering freshmen asking to live there, found room
for just over half of them. West, South, and East
Quads were third, fourth, and fifth most-requested
according to the study.
"I chose Mo-Jo because of its location, the 1930-ish
architecture, and the intimacy its size offers," said
Susan Master, a resident of the dorm.
It has been the most frequently requested residen-
ce hall for more than 10 years, said Ed Salowitz,

Mo-Jo draws
director of research and development at the housing
division. Before that, South Quad held the honors.
"BUT SOUTH QUAD came upon some bad times in
'69, '70, and '71. Racial hostilities developed in the
building, and there was a noticeable drop in requests
(to live there)," he said.
"Each of the dorms (particularly those on Central
Campus) has a very distinct reputation," said Larry
Moneta, Central Campus area dorm director. Moneta
is currently working on a study investigating the
validity of the reputations of South, West, and East
Quads. He hopes to have the results by this summer.

Freshperson housing

Fall, 1980
Percentage of
freshpersons requesting
Mosher-Jordan ........-"26.44%
Markley ............ .14.93
West Quadrangle .........13.01
East Quadrangle .........10.89
South Quadrangle........9.34
Couzens .................. 8.74
Bursley ................. 5.71
Alice Lloyd .............2.73
Barbour .................1.27
Oxford ........ .........0.53
Newberry ............0.35
Fletcher ...............0.12

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on Iranians

Of ficials
warn state
may see
more cuts
LANSING (UPI) - Faced with
disappointing recession-dampened
revenues, budget officials are
struggling with a potential shortfall of
roughly $100 million which could force
further cuts in the state's already
austere spending plans.
Anticipated surplusses and the
proceeds from pay deferral and tem-
porary layoff programs should cover a
good portion of the shortfall, officials
say, but they are not ruling out ad-
ditional budget cutting orders from the
*governor - possibly including layoffs.
GOV. WILLIAM Milliken indicated
late last year he did not anticipate any
further cuts in a budget which already
has been slashed by $1 billion from the
levels originally proposed last January
because of the state's debilitating
"The situation in financial markets,
credit availability and high interest
rates caused a delay in what was an-
*ticipated as a recovery in auto sales,"
Thomas Clay of the State Department
of Management and Budget said, ex-
plaining the revenue shortfall. He
stressed the situation is believed to be

Recognition of Islamic


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student group in limbo
By DAVID MEYER with the government of Iran. "We are
Bust sort of a cultural and educational
A student who claimed that the group," the student said.
United States "is basically at war with "I BELIEVE they are really
Iran" convinced his fellow Michigan discriminating against Iranians," the
Student Assembly members last night student said, adding that his
to withhold official recognition of an organization was founded to promote
Iranian student group pending an in- cultural exchange and understanding
vestigation of the organization's between Iran and the United States.
alleged affiliation with the government "Our organization is in no way a
of Iran. political organization," another group
MSA routinely rsants student grours member said. The student said that
official status without comment or although his organization occasionally
scrutiny. But the Assembly approved receives information and films from
by a wide margin the move to postpone the Iranian government, "we're not
consideration of an application for getting any financial help or support"
recognition by the Student Association from the Khomeini regime.
of United Friends of the Islamic MSA approved Brumberg's proposal'
Republic of Iran. to delay consideration of the Islamic
"IT WOULD BE a disgrace for this association's recognition application
body (MSA) to recognize any for one week, which would have allowed
organization that has any association time for Brumberg to look into the ac-
with Iran," said senior Bruce Brum- tivities and affiliations of the group.
berg, the MSA member who sponsored BRUMBERG ALSO said during the
the motion. meeting an FBI report conducted last
But in a telephone call to the Daily sumner proved "a very strong relation-
just before press time last night, ship" between Ayatollah Ruhollah
Brumberg said he had lost interest in Khomeini's government in Iran and
pursuing an investigation of the group Islamic student associations in the
after speaking to some of the Iranian United States.
students. It was not clear if any other Brumberg said the group also does
MSA members would still support a not meet the standard requirements of
probe into the group's background. MSA recognition because "less than
Without official recognition, student half their members are students."

Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN
CARILLONNEUR R. HUDSON Ladd will leave the University June 30.
Sient Bells
-I*e Cuts force dismissal of carillonneur

On June 30, the University will dismiss its only full-time
carillonneur. One day later, on July 1,a part-time carillomeur
will replace him.
R. Hudson Ladd, who has been ringing the bells in Burton
Tower since 1971, has been here too long, according to the
University. If he stays beyond June 30, he will receive de-
facto tenure-but music school administrators say they can't
afford to maintain a full-time tenured carillonneur.
SO LADD, ONE of only three full-time carillonneurs in
North America, will be leaving. "I'm not bitter. I'm disap-

pointed," he said yesterday.
School of Music Dean Paul Boylan said that a part-time ad-
junct professor will be hired to replace Ladd at a cost of
about one-fourth Ladd's $15,300 yearly salary. Ladd's
dismissal is "really a budget matter," Boylan said. "A tight
budget is a problem every University is facing."
Despite Ladd's departure, Boylan said there will probably
be more carillon music than ever before. But Ladd said he
does not know how the University is going to afford carillon
repairs and continuation of the program at one-fourth of the
See BUDGET, Page 2

groups cannot obtain many benefits of-
fered by MSA and the University, in-
cluding possible MSA funding,
Michigan Union office space, or tem-
porary space for special events or
campaigns in the Fishbowl or on the
A spokesman for the Iranian student
association, who asked not to be iden-
tified because he said previous
publicity has resulted in death threats,
said his organization has no affiliation

Some Assembly members objected to
Brumberg's motion to delay con-
sideration, arguing that MSA cannot
deny recognition to any legitimate
student group on political grounds.
"We are not at war with Iran. We are
not at war with the Khomeini regime,"
MSA President Marc Breakstone said,
adding that MSA can only refuse to
recognize a student organization if that
group threatens the Constitutional
rights of other students on camDus.

cais for

WASHINGTON (UPI) - Transportation
Secretary Neil Goldschmidt yesterday presented
a survival plan for the U.S. auto industry calling
for an import restraint agreement with the
Japanese and wage slowdowns for autoworkers
while giving them a share of industry profits.
Goldschmidt will be in Ann Arbor today for a
conference on the Japanese auto industry. He
will speak on government policy toward the in-
dustry and the DOT study.
GOLDSCHMIDT released a year-long study
that concluded the industry is in for a hard time
for the rest of the 1980s and must be restructured
"to compete in the 1990s and the 21st Century."
The report concluded Japanese cars cost $1,000
to $1,500 less than equivalent American models
because of that country's higher productivity,
lower wages and favorable government

Goldschmidt emphasized high labor costs ac-
count for less than half of the price difference.
THE JAPANESE export 1.8 million cars an-
nually to the United States; there was a total of
2.3 million foreign vehicles imported in 1980.
Describing the financial woes of Chrysler
Corp. as "the tip of the iceberg for this country if
we don't move on the problem," Goldschmidt
estimated it will take at least five years for the
industry to return to its full competitive
THE OUTGOING secretary told a news con-
ference although he regretted he would not be
around to help implement the report, he hoped
the Reagan administration would use it as one
base for its auto policy.
The report listed these recommendations:

" The government should negotiate an import
restraint agreement with the Japanese "which
reflects the real time period it will take for U.S.
automakers to accomplish the transition,"
" Labor unions should hold down wage
demands during the transition, and,
" The industry should begin a major effort to
boost productivity and recognize labor's con-
tributions by setting up profit-sharing programs
or other appropriate forms of compensation.
Goldschmidt said the government should also
consider revising tax laws to help the industry; it
should take a new approach to regulation that
avoids the current adversary relationship bet-
ween industry and government; it should revise
its anti-trust laws to recognize that auto
manufacturing is now a world market and not
just a national market; and it should help the in-
dustry find the capital it needs to retool.

auto impowrt

. .. calls for import restraints


Wrinkle-free Ron
EADERS OF THREE national magazines may
be somewhat surprised at the face peering at
them from men's shirt ads this week: the Van
Husen Co. has dusted off 27-year-old ads showing
ie actor Ronald Reagan wearing the company's
Century shirts with the "new revolutionary collar that
won't wrinkle ever" as a way to congratulate the new
president. Reagan is shown in the advertisements twisting,
twirling, bending, and curling a shirt collar. "The wonder-
- - . !. t.k - - 1.. -

1953 ad sold for $3.95 for white and $4.95 for colors and
superfine whites. Van Huesen says it doesn't make a com-
parable all-cotton shirt anymore, but that an average Van
Huesen shirt sells for about $17.00 today. Q
It's later than you thinky
It seems that the timekeepers in Washington are not too
accurate-they have a clock that moves both forward and
backward in time. The reason? This is the "Doomsday
Clock"-first begun by a group of atomic scientists in 1947.
The clock, which symbolizes the severity of a threat of
nuclear war, was originally set at seven minutes to mid-

from sunny, optimistic Utah may have a proposition for
you. Ronald Boutwell, president of Survival Tomorrow,
Inc., will sell you (for a mere $39,000) a plushly furnished
12-by-30-foot underground condominium that is fallout-
proof and equipped with a year's supply of food and water
for a family of four. Boutwell, an attorney turned real-
estate developer, said yesterday that he is building a new
kind of "resort" in the desert for people who worry about
such things as nuclear war and economic collapse. The one-
bedroom condos are protected by 311 feet of dirt and 8 in-
ches of reinforced concrete. They will have the latest in air
filtration equipment, an entertainment center, a jogging

vacation." Have a nice day.
New "sin-tax"
Food isn't the only item sporting a price increase these
days. In New York, Mayor Edward Koch has said if people
are "getting pleasure" from X-rated peep show machines,
they should "pay for it" through his proposed tax on the
machines. Under Koch's plan, the machines would be licen-
sed by the city for an annual fee ranging from $125 to $250.
Efforts to curtail New York's burgeoning pornography
: business have previously met with failure because the court
lhas found it to be proteted by the First Amendment. Kneh


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