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Ninety-One Years,
Of
Editorial Freedom

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Brrrr-classrooms chill chemistry students

By BETH ALLEN
Frigid temperatures greeted students in
e Chemistry Building yesterday as the an-
ient heating system failed to hold its own
against Michigan weather. Mittens, gloves,
and down vests became optional apparel in the
labs, where some liquid chemicals froze in
their jars and others become too solidified to
work with.
"This (the weather) kind of caught us by
surprise," said University Utilities Manager
Ken Beaudry.
The Chemistry Building's heating problems
are shared by several other central campus
buildings, according to Richard Keen, an ad-
inistrative associate in the Chemistry depar-
ent. u
The Natural Resources Building, Randall"

Hall, and the Chemistry Building are all heated
by steam provided by the University Power
Plant Department, he said. Heating in these
buildings cannot be regulated from room to
room, Keen added, and cannot be turned on or
off with the flick of a switch.
According to Keen, the heating problem in
the Chemistry building occurs every fall, and
also returns to bother them in the spring, when
temperatures may warm up before the heat is
turned off for the year.
Beaudry agreed it is a traditional problem,
although he said he hasn't gotten any complain-
ts this year. "Historically, October fifteenth is
when we turn on the heat. If you turn it on too
early, people start to complain," he said.
Currently, the Chemistry Building's heating
system must be turned on during weekends in

order to ensure heat on Monday mornings. "I
feel it's an antiquated system," Keen said.
Some faculty and staff members said the
lack of heat is a safety hazard in the labs. Barb
bara Booker, equipment and supplies manager
in the Chemistry department, said the wearing
of mittens and coats in labs is dangerous.
Students, she said, could drop harmful
chemicals on themselves that "could eat right
through clothes."
Richard Lawton, chairman of the Chemistry
department's safety committee, agreed the
situation is "uncomfortable," but said he would
rather see University funds spent on the
proposed Chemistry Building annex than on a
new heating system.
In Chemistry department Chairman Thomas
Dunn's opinion, the best solution to the

building's heating problem would be a main
steam line that is accessable, preferably
automatic, and controlled at various places.
"Everything's either all on or all off right
now," Dunn said.
The construction of the Chemistry Building
annex, which is expected to be completed in
four years, will alleviate the heating problem
somewhat, according to Dunn. "This building
was designed for roughly half the number of
students now using it," he said, adding that the
annex would remove a large portion of
chemistry classes out of frosty lab facilities.
Universitydormitories, in contrast, have few
problems with their heating systems. "Housing
does its own maintenance, and I imagine that

makes a difference," said Stockwell Hall
Building Director Ruth Addis.
The dorms also regulate heat from room to
room, unlike structures similar to the
Chemistry Building. "We can turn down the
heat on the west side of the building, which gets
more sun, and turn it up on the east side," said
Addis.
East Quad Building Director Lance Morrow
said an automatic heating system works well
for East Quad, too.
"We had a short wing-about eight rooms to
a floor-that had problems when we turned on
the heat over the weekend," he said. But
because the dorm is on an automatic heating
control system, the rest of the dorm stayed
warm in the face of the cold spell.

Shapiro stresses
research in state

of'U'
By LORENZO BENET
The University must increase its
commitment to scholarly research and
affirmative action programs, Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro said in
his State of the University address last
night.
Shapiro, who spoke to more than 300
persons at the University's annual
Faculty-Staff Convocation at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, also took the op-
portunity to slam the radical Tisch tax
cut amendment, saying, "Higher
education in the state cannot survive if
Tisch (Proposal D) succeeds."
HE SAID THE University's general
fund, which consists of $230 million,
would be cut by at least 40 to 50 per cent
if Proposal D passes. Shapiro added
that "everyone should inform and
educate themselves on the proposition
and vote 'no' on November 4."

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The president said although the
University has many distinguished ac-
complishments in the research area,
there is certainly no cause for com-
placency.
"Given the quality of our faculty and
the extended research environment of
the 1980s," he said, "the University, at
the very least, should jointly adopt a
goal of more substantial growth in both
real quantity and quality in our
scholarly efforts."
SHAPIRO ADDED although certain
University research centers and in-
stitutes are among the first rank,
"others are less so."
"There is considerable disparity
among the various disciplines regar-
ding their distinction in the area of new
scholarship," he said.
Shapiro said the University's resear-
ch effort attracted $109 million in ex-

ternal project support last year, up 10
per cent from the previous year. He
noted, however, that "if one adjusts for
inflation, the University's externally
financed research volume, was vir-
tually constant during the 1970s."
SHAPIRO SAID the University must
consider several of the following issues
to improve the quality and dispersion of
research at the University:
" should additional incentives be
provided to faculty and research staff
to improve the quality and scope of the
University's research programs?
" 'are graduate students at the
University involved in research to the
extent that they should be?
* should University research projects
be more closely coupled with the needs
of the state's industry and economy?
* should organizational units provice
See SHAPIRO, Page 6

Dally Photo by JIM KRUZ
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAROLD SHAPIRO addresses more than 300 people in the annual Faculty-Staff Convocation
last night in Mendelsshon Theatre. Sixteen faculty members were honored for distinguished teaching, research, and
service at the University.

Frye warns faculty
of possible layoffs

Student volunteers learn along
with children at Pound House

By MAURA CARRY
University Vice President for
Academic Affairs Billy Frye told ap-
proximately 250 LSA faculty members
at their monthly meeting yesterday
that faculty layoffs could be one
measure the University might have to
take, in light of a shortage in state fun-
ding to the University.

Frye said that grim possibility was
based on a worst-case contingency plan
for the 1980-81 budget that factors state
appropriations to the University at
their present levels. Frye also said the
University's budgetary outlook for the
next few years would be bleak.
"WE ARE TRYING to decide what
this means for this year," the vice
president said of the University budget.
The first step on holding the Univer-
sity's fiscal line would be a freeze on
general funds, Frye said, and a possible
transfer of non-general funds into the
general fund area.
Frye said three other budget-cutting
steps would be "very likely" to occur in
the future-a solid freeze on faculty
positions this year, and perhaps the
next; an immediate freeze on hiring of
staff members who are paid from the
general fund; and, the announcement
of plans for each University depar-
tment to implement layoffs.
Frye explained that it might not be
enough for the University to place a
freeze on faculty hiring. The natural at-
trition rate may result in enough
savings, but if not, "we may have to
start laying off faculty," he said.
"WE'RE HOPING for full support of
See FRYE, Page 2

By BETH ALLEN
Four "dragons" chased each
other in the yard next to the old
fashioned house with the wide porch.
Inside the white picket fence two
children battled for the top of a rub-
ber truck tire, and a few other
giggling pre-schoolers pulled a
nearby adult into a sand pit.
At first glance this seems like a
typical playground, but this par-
ticular playscene could take place
only at the Madylon Pound House
Children's Center at East University
and Hill Streets: At least one third of
the children are foreign born and
almost all of the adults are student
volunteers.
Pound House was originated five
years ago tp provide daycare
facilities for children of foreign
students, as well as other children in
Ann Arbor, explained ad-
ministrator-teacher Janet Thom-
pson. The center tries to help these
foreign children fit into their new
home by teaching them American
ways.
The center tries to maintain age,
sex, and ethnic balance, Thomson

said, and the 26 children who now at-
tend Pound House were carefully
selected from a long waiting list.
Unlike most other day care cen-
ters, Pound House relies on student
volunteers to maintain a four-to-one
student-teacher ratio. The paid
.staff, which includes Director Kathy
Modigliani, Thompson, and teachers
David Murphey and Christi Tucker,
is aided by 15 student helpers.
"WHEN I ASK students why they
want to work here... many say that
they are tired of seeing just people
their own age," Thompson commen-
ted.
Some students volunteer indepen-
dently, but most of the students are
enrolled in Project Outreach or the
School of Education's student
teaching program, which gives
University students credit for time
spent at the center. Pound House
also offers several Work/Study
positions when the budget allows.
Thompson said the center follows
an "open education" philosophy.
"WE HAVE tried to set up an en-
vironment the child can feel comfor-
table in," Thompson said.
- See STUDENTS, Page 2

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
STUDENT VOLUNTEER Jenny Gamson assists Rayna Zambala with
one of the day's various activities at Pound House Children's Center. The'
daycare facility specializes in the care, of preschool-aged children of foreign
University students.

Frye
.. deciding 'U' budget policy

TODAY
Panty raid
LD RIVALRIES NEVER die-particularly when
they're between fans of the Wolverines and the
Michigan State Spartans. In the wee hours yes-
terday, some self-proclaimed "friends of the Uni-
versity" decided to actively show their support of
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(R-Neb.), is quitting politics after his first term because he
wants "to feel the cool breezes blowing across the plains in-
stead of the hot air that fills the halls of Congress." The
dropout trend began around the Watergate period and con-
tinues with a high, steady turnover rate due to resignation,
retirement, and voter action. By January, well over half of
the 435-member House will be comprised of those who
weren't around in 1974. But apparently some politicians are
in favor of fresh blood around the Capitol. Sen. Richard
Schweiker (R-Pa.), whom Ronald Reagan chose for his

Missoulian reports that an employee of the Hamilton,
Mont., traffic court recently accepted without hesitation a
phony billfor a $20 traffic ticket. The bill was perfect except
for a few flaws: It was adorned with a picture of a cigar-
smoking man wearing a Panama hat and displaying a
spread of bills, it was signed "United States Treasurer
Alaska Jack," and the denomination was $22. There is no
word on whether the cashier gave the finepayer $2 in
change. D

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Inmate Richard Smith was irked that Pennsylvania of-
ficials kept denying him parole from state prison because
he had no job waiting on the outside. One day Smith offhan-
dedly said he would be willing to join the French Foreign
Legion if it would get him out of jail. Last week, the state
took Smith up on his offer. With his worldly treasures
packed in two cardboard cartons, he left for Marseilles and
a physical for the "La Legion Etrangere." Prison officials
apparently thought the parole was a bit unusual. "I keep

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