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Ninety-One Years
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Vol. XCI, No. 14

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 19, 1980

Ten Cents

Fourteen Pages

Carter discusses
Iran in news co

Reagan,
rference

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON-President Carter, who called
Ronald Reagan to task for using the words "states
rights," denied yesterday he was accusing his
Republican opponent of "running a campaign of
racism or hatred."
"I do not think that my opponent is racist in any
degree," Carter said.
IN A NEWS conference dominated by the presiden-
tial campaign-and particularly Carter's conduct as
a candidate-the president said he felt he had been
running a race that "is very moderate in its tone."
The question has emerged as a major element in
the general election campaign, which has been
characterized in recent days by charges and counter-
charges between the Carter and Reagan. camps on
the twin subjects of civil rights and appeals for black
votes.

Reagan, in a two-sentence response distributed by
his press secretary, said the news conference was
"Jimmy Carter's desperate attempt to fill the empty
chair at Sunday night's debate."
"IT IS TIME for Mr. Carter to stop hiding in the
Rose Garden and participate in open debate where I
can have the opportunity to refute his false and par-
tisan version of his record."
Carter's refusal to join Reagan and independent
presidential candidate John Anderson in the debate
Sunday night in Baltimore received only brief atten-
tion at the news conference, and Carter said he had
accepted three invitations to face Reagan alone,
without Anderson.
The president turned his podium in an auditorium
next door to the White House into a campaign plat-
form, interjecting whenever the opportunity arose
the successes he has claimed over the past three-and-

one-half years. But from the first question until the
last, Ronald Reagan, and Carter's recent criticism of
him, was the central theme.
IN ATLANTA ON Tuesday, Carter told a partisan
audience of black Southerners that the campaign has
seen "the stirrings of hate and the rebirth of code
words like 'state rights' in a speech in Mississippi, in
a campaign reference to the Ku Klux Klan relating to
the South."
"Hatred has no place in this country. Racism has
no place in this country," Carter said at the time.
But yesterday, the president said of Reagan:
"I DO NOT think he's running a campaign of
racism or hatred. I think my campaign is* very
moderate in its tone. I did not raise the issue of the
Klan nor did I raise the issue of states rights. And I
See CARTER, Page 6

GEO COMPLAINS TO REGENTS:

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FRIENDS ATTEND MEMORIAL services for Rebecca Greer Huff at Hale
Auditorium yesterday. Huff, a 30-year-old graduate student in Business Admin-
istration, was murdered last Sunday. The slaying shocked Ann Arbor and has
resulted in renewed campaigns to warn residents of possible nighttime dangers.
Memorial services
held for slain student

By JAY McCORM LIK

By MAUREEN FLEMING
Memorial services for Rebecca
Greer Huff, the University graduate
student murdered last Sunday mor-
ning, were attended yesterday by ap-
proximately 200 students and faculty
members.
Huff, who was working on a masters
degree in Business Administration, was
the third Ann Arbor woman to be
brutally murdered in the past five mon-
ths. Police reported yesterday that they
have no suspects in her murder.
AT THE AFTERNOON service at
Hale Auditorium, friends reminisced
about Huff, 30, whom they called
"Greer."
Anne Ludlow, a classmate, said her
favorite memory of Huff is from a
statistics class when a professor asked
what a T-square was.
When no one in the class responded,
he called on Greer. She promptly an-
swered, "Cosmic," which made the
class and the professor laugh.

FROM THAT DAY on, Ludlow said,
"Greer was the class's link with the
cosmos."
MBA students have started a Rebec-
ca Greer Huff memorial fund that willbmacebyonsfrmtelui
be matched by monies from the alumni
gift fund.
Checks should be made out to the
University of Michigan Huff Memorial
Fund. The money will be used in the
business administration library.
Any contributions can be dropped off
in the dean's office in the Business Ad-
ministration Building.
The Ann Arbor Police Department is
requesting anyone who has knowledge
of these crimes, or anyone who believes
he or she is witnessing an assault in
progress to notify the department at
994-2875.
A confidential telephone line has also
been established by the Washtenaw
County Police Department for citizens
with leads or information. The number
is 973-7711.

The Graduate Employees Organiza-
tion and the chief of the English Com-
position Board program presented dif-
ferent sorts of reports yesterday to the
people who start and stop the bucks at
the University.
The Regents listed while Daniel
Fader, chief of the English Composition
Board, described the wide ranging suc-
cesses of that program. Then the
Regents were chided by the graduate
teaching assistants group for refusing
to bargain in good, or any, faith for a
contract.
AT THE SEPTEMBER meeting in
the Regents' Room of the Ad-
ministration Building yesterday after-
noon, Fader explained the University's
recently instituted writing program,
which requires 1983 graduates to show
their writing competence both at the
freshperson and upperclass levels.
Fader said faculty had voted over-
whelmingly to support the program,
even though it meant they would have
to teach more without recompence.
The program consists of three parts.
Incoming freshpersons and transfer
students must take a writing com-
petency exam at orientation, and the
results of that test determine which of
five writing programs they belong in.
Fader said 8.5 percent of incoming
freshpersons and 10.5 percent of tran-
sfer students placed out of the writing
requirement during summer 1980. The
students who needed the most help
were placed in intensive tutorials, those

who had specific problems were
assigned to the Writing Workshop, and
others elected freshperson composition
(English 125), with visits to the Writing
Workshop, if needed.
THE SECOND PART consists of the
upperclass requirements. Juniors and.
seniors graduating in 1983 must take
writing courses in their particular field
of study and receive certification of
their writing ability from a member of
the department.
Fader said the best effect came from
the third part of the program. After
going to 150 different high schools and
community colleges to teach teachers
how to improve their own and their
students' writing, the ECB helda
colloquium of sorts, involving 150
teachers from 75 of the institutions they
had visited during the year.
Fader said, "Recruiting has been
easier because of the good feeling
around the state" which resulted from-
the program's efforts.
A national conference, probably in-
volving 350 educators from around the
country, will be held at the University
in the spring, Fader said.
AN INDEPENDENT research
project has shown that the program has
already had positive results. Regent
Thomas Roach (D-Saline) commented
that he has heard "rave reviews" of the
program.
While the Regents appeared to be
happy with Fader's report, a group of

gram
students expressed their dissat
with the Regents position on
student employment status.
Dave Kadlecek, president
GEO, said that if the Regents
discontinue their litigation and
at the bargaining table, "Wei
do what we must do to take'i
deserve. We will refuse to pay
tember tuition bill."
Kadlecek said a rally will ac
the refusal-to-pay protest. GE,
to make a positive statement a
the support they have, he added

0
described
isfaction In an interview after the meeting,
graduate Kadlecek said the action is not a tuition
strike. "We will decide in October
of the whether to make it into a strike."
s did not
sit down According to Kadlecek, all that can
intend to follow from a refusal to pay one tuition
what we bill is a $5 late fee, whereas, if they
the Sep- decide to stop paying all their tuition
bills, they would not be enrolled in the
winter term, which would have "the
oa same effect as a strike," because there
in wants o
nd show would be few TAs around to teach
classes.

University h opes for
increased state aid

By JULIE ENGEBRECHT .
Almost one year ago, University ad-
ministrators told the Regents they
would ask the state for $30 million more
than what the University received last
year. But the University will be lucky if
it sees any of that money.
It's been a rough year for those who
worry about money.
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS
are breathing a bit easier because
they've "read signs" that they finally
will know about state appropriations by
Oct. 1.
But the University started using the
money in July. And the September
Regents meeting is the time ad-

ministrators tell the Regents how every
penny of that money is to be spent.
At the meeting yesterday the Regents
talked about their "gray books"-the
document that details the budget-but
they can only hope the document will
come close to the real thing.
IT'S BEEN A topsy-turvy year for
anybody who depends on the state for
money. And state and University of-
ficials concede that almost anything
can still happen with the budget.
The state House appropriations
committee decided Tuesday that the
University should get about $150
million, an increase of $4 million over
See AID, Page 3

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-Financial woes strike
proposed Alunmi Center

By JOHN SPELICH
Alumni and friends of the University contributed more
than $2.5 million to construct a new Alumni Center, but a
shortage of funds has forced a re-evaluation of the plans for
the Alumni Association's new home.
The construction budget for the proposed building-to be
located on Ingalls just north of the Michigan League-is
slightly more than $2.5 million. But bids for the project
ranged from $3-$3.5 million, said Rick Bay, assistant
executive director of the Alumni Association.
"WE WERE DISAPPOINTED that the bids were so
high," said Bay. "It has become necessary to re-evaluate the
project."
Architect Hugh Newell Jacobson, of Washington, D.C.,
*blamed the budget problem on inflation.
"Our cost estimates were right on the money," Jacobson
said, "because of inflation, the actual cost went crazy."
"ONLY CLARK KENT could have hit that (the actual
cost) on the nose," he said.
University architects and planners are working with
Jacobson and the contractors to trim between $300,000-
$400,000 from the project's budget.
r
TODAY
Marching on
WHILE THE Michigan Marching Band and the
Wolverine football team make beautiful music
together, they will not form a duet tomorrow
in South Bend. Athletic Director Don Can-
ham attempted to send the 225-member band with the grid-
ders to Notre Dame, but because plans were made so late
the chord could not be struck. Director of Bands H. Robert
Reynolds said the Ohio State game was tops on the band's

Bay acknowledges that the cuts the architects are
proposing may not close the budgetary gap.
"IF WE COULD cut back $3-400,000 and raise $100,000,
that brings the project budget to $2.6 million-but it does
solve the problem," Bay figured.
"Even with the cuts, we'll still have a building I can be
proud to put my name on," Jacobsen said. "We'll get this
building up, and we'll be under budget."
Any changes to the proposal must be approved by the
University Regents, who gave their nod to the original plans
in June, 1979.
THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION had hoped to present final
proposals to the Regents this month so a contract could be
awarded, Bay said. But now, he continued, if everything goes
as planned, the association will meet with the Regents next
month.
If the revised plans are approved, the ground breaking
could take place in late October or early November.
Bay said no mass appeal for additional funds will be laun-
ched. "The major thrust of our solicitation drive is over."
See FUNDS, Page 3

University Information Services Photo
THE PROPOSED ALUMNI CENTER, designed to house the offices of the Alumni Association, will be located north of
the Michigan League. However, the project is facing a major financial hurdle; construction bids received have been
$1 million to $1.5 million above the $2.5 million the association has collected.

graduate student and other violent crimes in the area, ac-
cording to Vice-President for Student Services Henry John-
son. The evening bus serves the Hill area including the

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sororities and fraternities, Oxford Housing, and Tappan,
Cambridge, Oxford, Observatory, Huron, Church and S.
University streets. The bus leaves the UGLI every 30
minutes on the hour and half-hour starting at 7 p.m. The
last run will begin at 12:30 a.m. O
The pursuit of the soda bottles
Things go better with Coke ... or do they? One Elizabeth
Brown of Mount Juliet, Tenn., who says giant Coca-Cola
bottles have been pursuing her through her nightmares for
three years, has won $2,000 in a damage suit claiming a bot-
tle of the soft drink exploded in her hand. Brown, who had

be quite 'so crowded in Florida this year. If the Florida
Youth Alliance has its way, the beaches in sunny Fort
Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, and Clearwater will be
downright desolate. The organization is opposed to a new
Florida law which raised the legal drinking age from 18 to
19 and is urging young people from other states not to
vacation in Florida during the upcoming tourist season.
Steve Kinglsey, the alliance's public relations director, said
the group will try to use the boycott to make an effective
protest against the new drinking law: "We believe that this
law is inexcusable and unjust. Unfortunately, our so-called
leaders have laughed at and scorned the young people who

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