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Ninety-One Years
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Vol. XCI, No. 49

Copyright i1980, The.ichigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 30, 1980

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Tisch sues Shapiro;
hearing set for today

By KEVIN TOTTIS
An Ingham County Circuit Court
judge yesterday set an emergency
hearing for this morning on a suit ac-
cusing University President Harold
Shapiro, Gov. William Milliken, and
several other state university officials
of using public funds in an extensive
campaign against the Tisch tax cut
proposal.
The suit, filed by attorneys for Robert
Tisch, the Shiawassee County drain
commissioner who authored the tax
cutting Proposal D, names Shapiro,
Milliken, and the presiden'ts of Wayne
State, Michigan State, Eastern
Michigan, and Central Michigan
Universities.
The suit, which will be heard by
Judge Ray Hotchkiss, charges: "As set
forth in detail in plaintiff's complaint
the governor of the state of Michigan, in
concert with the other named defendan-
ts and other persons in his ad-
ministration, has mounted a massive
campaign advocating the defeat of
Proposal D, more commonly known as
the Tisch Proposal."

warning them against the potential
dangers if the Tisch Proposal passes.
The suit asks that the defendants stop
using public funds for anti-Tisch cam-
paigns and also requests an accounting
of funds spent thus far.
TISCH WAS unavailable for com-
ment last night.
Shapiro, reached at his home, said he
was not officially informed of the suit
and only heard it mentioned on
television.
"I haven't been served with anything.
As far as I know (tomorrow's) a
regular working day," Shapiro said last
night.
Shapiro did say, however, that none
of the money used for the University's
anti-Proposal D campaign comes from
tuition or public monies.
"WE ARE USING undesignated gift
funds to finance it (the anti-Tisch cam-
paign.)"
"From my personal point of view, I
look at the activities we've done as
educational," Shapiro continued. Also,
"they are in the interest of higher
education."
University General Counsel Roderick
Daane said the University has not
received official notice concerning the
suit. He said, however, that an acquain-
tance in Lansing told him of the pending
suit.
Daane explained that the hearing is a

"show cause" hearing-the defendants
must show why an injunction should not
be issued against them.
Tisch has met with attorneys since
Saturday and hedged at a possible
Shapiro lawsuit, but it was not until
yesterday that an official announ-
cement came.
The Tisch Proposal, if approved by
voters on Nov. 4, would slash property

taxes in half and require the state to
make up the lost revenues to local
governments. State officials have
predicted that this could come at a
heavy cost to many state services. The
University administration has predic-
ted that tuition would have to double or
triple to make up for the lost state
monies that would not be available un-
der the Tisch plan.

Students fight
Proposal D

Daily Photo by BRIAN MA
A PROPOSAL D opponent sells anti-Tisch bumper stickers for $1 at yest
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Diag rally
held to oppose
'Tisch tax cut

THE SUIT points to anti-Tisch news
conferences and letters from university
presidents as allegedly prepared with
public funds.
Last week University President
Harold Shapiro sent a newsletter to
members of the University community

By DAVID MEYER
With election day less than a week
away and almost a clear consensus that
the passage of the Tisch tax cut
proposal would result in a dramatic
alteration of the University, students
are gearing up for a final showdown
over the proposal.
Although most students do not appear
to be working actively in support or op-
position to the proposal, some student
groups have made an effort to influence
the outcome of the ballot, primarily in

opposition to the Tisch proposal
(Proposal D).
Most notable was yesterday's anti-
Tisch rally in the Diag, co-sponsored by
the LSA Student Government and the
Michigan Student Assembly.
LSA-SG President DanSolomon, who
helped organize yesterday's rally, said
the event was held "to educate people
how serious this (Proposal D) is, (and)
to show people that they really can't be
complacent about it."
See STUDENTS, Page 7

'U' profs react to debate

By DAVID MEYER
Local officials at a Diag rally yester-
day told 150 listeners that the passage
of the Tisch tax cut proposal would
seriously endanger the University and
the entire state.
The speakers, including state Rep.
Gary Owen (D-Ypsilanti) and Ann Ar-
bor Mayor Louis Belcher, offered grim
warnings of the possible consequences
if Proposal D is successful.
"You cannot afford another $2,000
(per year) in tuition if Tisch goes
through," Belcher warned. "And that's
what it's going to be."
"TISCH IS BASED on the idea that
we can cut' the size of government in
half," Owen said, warning that such a
,.cut would mean wholesale cuts in

government services.
United Auto Workers economist and
former University Assistant Prof.
Peter Eckstein evaluated the economic
ramifications of the proposed tax cut.
"Basically, when you put the Tisch
proposal together, you've got about a
billion dollar relief for homeowners,
another billion dollars for landlords,"
and a final billion dollar relief for the
federal government, Eckstein said,
pointing out the drastic loss of federal
matching funds coming to the state that
would result from such a tax cut.
"I think every generation has to fight
off the assault of the know-nothings on
the University," Eckstein said. "This
year it's your responsibility, because
See DIAG, Page 7

By BETH ALLEN
Tuesday night's debate between
President Carter and Ronald
Reagan may not have swayed too
many undecided voters, but because
it was so close to election time, "it
may have raised the turnout,"
University Political Science Prof.
George Grassmuck said yesterday.
Grassmuck said that he felt the
debate "was much more fruitful"
than the debate between Reagan and
Independent candidate John Ander-
son, but that neither Reagan nor
Carter clearly won. "There's a
feeling on the part of both campaign
organizations that their side won,"
Grassmuck said.
ASSISTANT Political Science
Prof. Albert Cover agreed with
Grassmuck that the debate "won't
make much difference as far as
swinging the undecided voter. Both
candidates did a good job in an-
swering the questions in the way
they thought would benefit them,"
said Cover. "They relied on what

they consider to be their winning
points."
Students expressed mixed feelings
about the debates. Ingo Gottschalk,
a freshman from South Quad, said
he felt thereuwas no real winner, and
that he thought most people "had
their minds made up before the
debates." Like other students, Got-
tschalk said he would have liked to
have seen Anderson included in the
debate.
COUZENS resident Gary May
commented that "neither candidate
took a commanding lead," and that
both candidates avoided the
questions.
Although many students' opinions
were reinforced by the debate,
junior Carol Stachura said she found
that the program "changed her
mind against Reagan," since he
seemed to be more uncomfortable
than Carter when he was not using a
prepared speech. "He can't act in
the White House," Stachura said.

Officials say editors'
arrest 'unfortunate'

Carter

... sticks to same issues

Reagan
... not as eloquent as expected,
students say

By MAUREEN FLEMING
University officials and members of
the Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics agreed yesterday that the
arrest of two Michigan Daily editors
Tuesday was "unfortunate" and said
they regret the conflict could not have -
been resolved by other means.
"It is unfortunate that the members
of the University community involved
were unable to find means to avoid the
confrontation as it developed,"
President Harold Shapiro said yester-
day.
Athletic Director and chairman of the
athletic board Don Canham could not
be reached for comment because he
was "in a meeting" all day, his
secretary said.
MARK PARRENT, editor-in-chief,
and Joshua Peck, an editorial page

editor, were arrested Tuesday
following an attempt to gain entry into
a closed athletic board meeting.
Parrent said the public should have
been admitted because the board fell
under the jurisdiction of the state Open
Meetings Act of 1976.
The act is intended to allow public
scrutiny of most deliberations of public
policy-making bodies.
University spokespersons maintain
that the act applies only to meetings of
the Regents because they are the
ultimate policy-makers of the Univer-
sity.
"SOMETIMES (the, meetings) have
to be closed because of personnel mat-
ters,"rsaid Prof. William Parkinson
yesterday. Parkinson, a member of the
athletic board, added, "I hope the
See 'U,' Page 3

Regent hopefuls debate

finances

By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
Last night's debate between regental candidates
wasn't much like Tuesday night's debate between
Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.
There's no instant analysis of who won or who lost.
The crowd of about 30 people in the Michigan Union
didn't watch the audience that watched the presiden-
tial debate on television. And there was no mud-
slinging between the four candidates present.
BUT THE TWO incumbents and two challengers
did have a chance to air some of their views on
several questions of University policy.

Many of the questions and answers touched on the
tough financial times the University is entering.
Republican Regents David Laro and Deane Baker
and Democratic challenger Stuart Hertzberg agreed
that in a time of retrenchment the University should
try to maintain programs that would allow students
to be scholars and practitioners.
Libertarian candidate Kurt O'Keefe said he
thought supply and demand of University programs
should guide the Regents in making decisions about
which programs to cut and which programs to keep.
BAKER ACKNOWLEDGED a recent emphasis on
professional careers and practical skills, such as those

represented by an education in law, medical, and
business schools. "But we attempt to meet both
demands," he said.
The University's reputation has been built on
research, Hertzberg said, and he said he would ap-
proach this issue keeping the importance of scholarly
research in mind.
Laro said decisions about programs should rest
with students, faculty, and alumni, rather than the
Regents.
Laro, Hertzberg, and O'Keefe also said they
believed meetings of the Board in Control of Inter-
collegiate Athletics should be open to the public.
See REGENTS, Page 3

TODAY
Investigators' hours
EMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY community
will have an opportunity today to speak with
the federal officials who are conducting a
review of the level of athletic department's
Title IX compliance. Interested persons should
go to the affirmative action office in Room 108 of the Ad-
ministration Building, where the officials will be available
from 1 to 5 p.m. No appointments will be made in advance.

million years ago, according to researcher James Powell,
Jr. Natives describe the beast as having a body about the
size of an elephant with smooth, brownish-gray skin, a long
flexible neck, long tail, and huge splayed, three-clawed
feet. Powell, who said his field is crypto-zoology ("the
branch of zoology that deals with the search for unknown
animals"), has never seen the animal, but said Tuesday,
"It sounds like a dinosaur from the description, but we
can't say it's a dinosaur until we actually have a
specimen." Powell, 47, has made several research trips to
the region and believes the creature may be located in an
intensely wild swamp in the People's Republic of the Congo,

Boola Bagel Agency and have taken "Lox et Veritas" as
their motto. The agency's name is derived from the Yale
fighting song," "Boola Boola," and its slogan is a take-off
on the university's motto, "Lux et Veritas", which is Latin
for "light and truth." The agency, which provides home-
delivery bagel service to the Yale campus, has already
enlisted 110 subscribers for weekly deliveries of plain,
raisin and honey bagels. "Yale students love to eat but they
are lazy and don't want to go out at night," said Joe Klein,
one of the three partners in the business. "I figured if we
would deliver bagels to their doors they would really eat it
up," he added. 11

from Broadway. Auditioners waited their turn at sticky lit-
tle tables, each adorned with a wilted carnation. But
S.N.A.F.U.'s owners Dean and Sheryl Foster, an employed
songwriter and singer, respectively, have their hearts-and
wallets-in the right places. The Fosters have owned Music
Box, a singing message service since 1974, when Western
Union discontinued the singing telegram service. But last
April, Western Union got wind of the Fosters' now-
prosperous business and have contracted with Music Box to
operate the signing telegram service. But be prepared for
competition: Contenders ran the gamut from Terry Urdang
who sang "I'm a Little Teapot," to Jerry Winsett who of-

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