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Ninety-One Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Partly cloudy and warmer
today. High- in the upper
60s.

*Vol. XCI, No. 160

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, April 16, 1981

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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Students
alarmed
at likely
tition bike
By LINDA RUECKERT
With the ominous probability that
federal financial aid programs will be
slashed by the Reagan administration,
the proposed 16 percent to 19 percent
tuition hike by Vice President for
Academic Affairs Bill Frye has caused
even greater alarm among some
University students.
Some students said such a tuition hike
will make higher education unaffor-
dable and may drive some students
away from the University. "The price
of college is getting out of hand," LSA
sophomore Ed Siwik said yesterday.
MICHIGAN STUDENT Assembly
President Jon Feiger said the only
people who will be able to afford the
roposed tuition hike are "poor"
tudents eligible for financial aid and
wealthy students.
Feiger said he was disturbed that the
final decision on the tuition increase
would not be announced by the Regents
until July, when fewer students are on
campus to protest. Last year, the
Regents traveled to Interlochen, an ar-
ts academy in northern Michigan, to
decide last year's 13 percent tuition
hike.
Out-of-state undergraduates, facing
up to an $843 tuition increase, will have
an even harder time trying to meet the
proposed tuition costs than in-state
students.
"I THINK IT (the increase) stinks,"
said freshman Tom Coyne, a New Jer-
sey native. "I might not be able to af-
ford it so I'll have to reconsider my
choice of schools."
Other students, however, said that
they would make a concerted effort to
et extra money. School of Music
freshman Bill Maxbaur said he plans to
work more next year than he did this
year.
"I won't stop going here just because
they raise the tuition," Maxbaur said.
Residential College freshman An-
drew Boyd pointed out that with the in-
flation rate at 13 percent the tuition hike
proposal wasn't really that high. "It
would have to go up at least 13 percent
to keep the University at the present
level," Boyd said.
Law student Robert Palmer said he
doesn't see anything wrong with the in-
crease proposal if it's necessary to
maintain a high level of education.
"The problem is," Palmer asked, "how
do weknow if it's necessary or not?"
Engineering junior 'Carl Gies also
stressed the importance of making sure
the tuition increase is necessary. "If
the costs have gone up that much I
think it's alright, but they' (University
administrators) should justify it to the
students," he said.

Economics

prof

Steiner named

By JANET RAE
Peter Steiner, University economics
professor and co-author of the widely,
used textbook Economics, has been
selected to be the new dean of the
College of Literature, Science and the
Arts, the Daily learned last night.
Sources said Steiner, who was selec-
ted from a final field of four scholars
recommended by an LSA search com-
mittee, was the only candidate from
within the University under con-
sideration.
OFFICIAL announcement of
Steiner's selection is scheduled for 11
a.m. today.
President Harold Shapiro, as well as
various Regents and key ad-
ministrators, declined comment on the
selection last night.
However, sources close to Steiner,
who is also a professor of law, confir-

LSA

dean

med that he was to be the new dean.
Steiner, 58, served as chairman of the
University's economics department
from 1971 to 1974, just before Shapiro's
term as chairman. He came here from

Exclusive'
the University of Wisconsin at Madison
in 1968.
AFTER EARNING a bachelor's
degree at Oberlin College in Ohio, he
continued on to Harvard to earn his
master's and Ph.D. degrees in
economics.
From 1976 to 1978, Steiner served as

national president of the American
Association of University Professors.
The search for a new LSA dean began
last July when then-Dean Bill Frye
vacated the position to become vice
president for academic affairs. A sear-
ch committee comprised of faculty and
student representatives recommended
four final candidates, from whom Frye
and Shapiro selected Steiner.
S teiner must be approved by the
Regents before he assumes office.
Although he was previously unaware
that Steiner had been named to the
position, economics Prof. Robert Stern
said last night that "he'll do an ex-
cellent job." Stern said he expected
that Steiner's experience as AAUP
president would be valuable.
"Basically, he's very smart," Stern
said. "He can deal effectively with
people."

Tax revolt?~~''
A woman marches in front of the Ann Arbor Federal Building yesterday in a
tax protest that drew more than 25 people. Midnight last night was the
deadline for filing federal income tax returns.

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CITY TO NAB 'PROFESSIONAL PARK ERS':

Parking laws

By ELLEN LEE
"Professional parkers," according to
Mayor Louis Belcher's definition, are
sneaky. They are well-versed in the
city's parking ordinances and carefully
wait until they receive nine parking
tickets before they pay one to escape
from being towed.
But City Council is clever, too. Last
week it passed an ordintlq-teonmf r
the number of unpaid parking tickets
permitted before a car is impounded.
ON APRIL 26 any car with six unpaid
parking tickets could be impounded.
The ordinance also states that any in-
dividual with six or more unpaid
parking tickets written after March 31
will not be able to renew his or her
drivers license.
Approximately 10,500 people have at
least six outstanding violations, and
will be candidates for towing. Of those
violators, 2,163 have been issued 10 or
more unpaid tickets.
CITY ASSISTANT Parking Manager
Jim Stein said he is confident the city
can handle the additional towing load.
"When the ordinance goes into effect,

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people will probably rush in
said.
Failure to pay parking tic
costly, according to Stein.T
storage and warrant fees a
$42, while the price of ec
ticket doubles. Ten typic
tickets paid promptly cost
car is impounded, the av
jumps-to about$142.
Last year the city of Ann,
ded out 333,500 parking tic
average of about two per pe
collected $1,189,416.
ALTHOUGH MOST city o
the ordinance was not appro
the city money, Council
Greene (D-Second Ward) c
motive behind the amendm
"swell the coffers of the city
federal, state, and local fun
city is on the decline, Green
difference has to be
somewhere."
Councilwoman Leslie M
Second Ward) opposed th
because she said city plane
blame for the parking crun

toughene
to pay," he they did not provide enough parking
facilities.
kets can be "The city has created the crime,"
The towing, Morris said. "By passing such laws,
lone run to you're creating people to be
ch overdue criminals." She said that during the
al parking 1950s and 60s, planning was based
$50. If the around the erroneous assumption that
'erage cost students don't have cars.
Although Belcher -maintained that
Arbor han- parking meters are the best means to
ckets - an insure a high turn-over of parking
rson - and spaces, Councilman Greene disagreed.
"I think a system where officers
fficials say mark the tires with chalk would work
ved to earn better. The people wouldn't have to feed
man Earl the meters but would have to move af-
laimed the ter two hours," Greene said.
nent was to But Stein said the city has tried such
'." Because a system before with little success.
iding to the Stein said that permit parking is one
e said, "the economical solution for long-term
made up parking in Ann Arbor. Shoppers can
also use validated parking, a system,
Morris (D- he said, in which they shop, park in a
e measure structure, and let the store pay for the
ners are to parking.
ch because
alone rises dramatically, according to Rose.
When the students prepared their court papers with
Rose's aid, "it took me as long to prepare seven cases
as it usually does one," he said.
Besides promoting legal efficiency, Rose predicts
the tenant kit will lead to a more effective defense.
Lawyers know more law and procedure, Rose said,
but the tenants themselves have a "greater com-
mand of the facts of the case."
"THE TENANT KNOWS everything that happened
because the tenant was there," he said.
The jury will also get more exposure to the con-
dition of tenant-landlord relationships, Rose said.
"With the tenant cross-examing the landlord, the
landlord will be able to get away with less," he said.
AT A PRE-TRIAL hearing Tuesday, the students
seemed excited at the prospect of defending them-
selves.
"We're involved and we know what's going on,"
LSA junior Diana Munsterman, said. "I would have
gone to court anyway if I wasn't defending myself."
The kit is still in the experimental stage, Rose
stressed. A lawyer from SLS will be present at all
times during this trial and the kit will be revised on
the basis of its outcome.
SOME PROBLEMS cropped up at Tuesday's
See STUDENTS, Page 3

Tenant kit
turns
layman to
lawye r

By JULIE HINDS
Seven University students went to court this week
with their lawyer to face eviction charges for non-
payment of rent.
In contrast to most court cases, however, the
lawyer sat on the sidelines and watched, while the
students took up their own defense.
THE STUDENTS, involved in the case of DBCA In-
vestment Services Inc. versus Hurt, Saroff Ele,
Opiela, Baker, Munsterman, and Kleinkopf are the
first to use a special kit designed by Student Legal
Services allowing tenants to act as their own attorney
if threatened with eviction.
Jonathan Rose, director of Student Legal Serivces,
and adviser to the seven students, said the kit is part
of an overall "trend toward demystifying the law."
The kits combine the "ease of doing it yourself and
the benefits of having a lawyer analyze your case,',
Rose said.
The kit consists of instructions for every step of the
trial, including preparation for court date, pre-trial
and trial proceedings, improper procedures, appeals,
and negotiating a settlement.
LAWYERS ASSIST clients in pre-trial preparation,
helping them fill out forms and develop a defense.
But by eliminating the need for lawyers to go into the
courtroom, the number of cases lawyers can h'andle

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
University students- patiently wait for output at NUBS. The traffic jams in
this center are caused by the steadily increasing enrollment in computer
programs at the University. Administrators say the high rate of em-
ployment, good pay and benefits are likely factors for the influx.
Dollars and obslure
Computer Sci. Emajors

By LYNNSIE BALK
The deteriorating national
economy is forcing many University
students to choose majors that en-
sure at least a few employment op-
portunities after graduation.
But there's one concentration here
that may provide qualified
graduates as many as 15 job offers to
choose from-computer science.
ACCORDING to Communication
and Computer Science Department
Chairman Larry Flanigan, this
year's computer science bachelor's
degree graduates with high grade-
point averages may receive as many

as 15 job offers with starting salaries
nearing the $20,000 mark.
Students with master's degrees,
he said, may be able to weigh job of-
fers with starting salaries of up to
$25,000 while those with doctorates
in computer science may be able to
choose from 30 job offers.
Not surprisingly, this tremendous
job market is luring hordes of
students to the University's com-
puter science program.
THIS PAST term, all 16 sections of
Computer Science 274 were filled to
capacity with a total waitlist ex-
See COMPUTER, Page 2

TODAY
No big name
R ONALD REAGAN and Eric Severeid said no,
so they settled for University President Harold
Shapiro and a graduating senior as May com-
mencement speakers. The May 2 graduation
ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Crisler
arena. Shapiro and senior Paul Petkoff will make remarks
at the ceremony. Also at the commencement French

cent increase. Second-ranked chemical engineering, at

cent increase. Second-ranked chemical engineering,, at
$24,276, showed a 12.3 percent gain. The 11 engineering
fields had at least 8 percent gains over last July. Although
engineering majors make up only 7 percent of the projected
bachelor's degree graduates in 1980-81, they received 63
percent of the job offers reported in the survey. Three
business disciplines, with 26 percent of the bachelor's of-
fers, reported increases of 9 percent to 11 percent, with the
highest average offer, $16,956, going to accounting majors.
Computer science graduates reported an annual average of
$19,968, while other physical and earth sciences recorded an
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cage. But, after two hours, the officials gave up hope and
separated the two. It all began when officials realized that
Ling-Ling was giving off unmistakable signs of being in the
mood - two weeks before they had expected. She bleated.
She ignored her food. She even walked backward, the un-
mistakable sign that "today's the day." So Chia-Chia and
Ling-Ling were brought together, separated by just a
screen. Chia-Chia growled. "I want to be alone," was the in-
terpretation. But from Hsing-Hsing's room came the "here
I come ready or not" bleat. So the old boy was given
another chance. A lot of good it did him. He tried several
times - Nothing. Ling-Ling finally got so frustrated she

University at Albany in New York, student cinema group
directors say. Herb Lurie, student director of Tower East
Cinema, said he believes Debbie Goes Dallas made the
most money of any film his group offered this year. Other
X-rated favorites were Last Tango in Paris and Em-
manuelle: The Joys of a Woman. "X-rated films clean-up,"
says Michael Fried, student director of the Albany State
Cinema Group. "If we have to make a certain amount of
money, we might go for a hard-core movie." Of the more
than 70 movies expected to be shown at the university this
year, four have been X-rated. Students say the X-rated
features gross up to $800 a night, compared to 1500 for other

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