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Ninety-One Years
of
Editorial Freedom

JACK FROST

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Today will be cold-very
cold for early December.
The high will nary reach
25; tonight's low will dip in-
to the teens. Little or no
snow is expected.

Vol. XCI, No. 74 Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, December 3, 1980 Ten Cents Eight Pages;
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From United Press International
The Soviet Union yesterday closed
Poland's western border to Western
military observers and sealed parts of its
eastern frontier with Soviet troops on the
highest alert in moves recalling the 1968
Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia,
Western military reports said.
In Washington, the White House warned
that any Soviet military intervention in
Poland would have "serious and adverse"
Syria and Jordan agreed 'on terms de-
signed to ease tensions on their border.
See story, Page 8.
consequences on both East-West and U.S.-
Soviet relations.
WHITE HOUSE press secretary Jody
Powell said President Carter com-
municated "in the past few days" with the
leaders of France, Germany, and Britain
and "other European allies" about the

Soviet threat to Poland.
The State Department also summoned
Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrinin, and
an administration source said U.S. in-
telligence had picked up signs of Soviet
military measures "which are not easily
explained except in terms of a possible in-
vasion of Poland."
Despite Moscow's denials, military
sources in West Berlin and London said the
Soviets shut off those parts of Poland's
East German border that had remained
open to Western military observers and.
sealed part of the eastern frontier with
Soviet troops on the highest alert status.
THERE WERE also signs Warsaw Pact
troops were engaged in maneuvers on
Poland's borders, the sources said.
Similar moves preceded the Soviet in-
vasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, but
sources cautioned against speculation a
march into Poland was "imminent."

Pentagon spokesman Maj. Gen. Jerry
Curry, said there had been no change in
the status of U.S. forces in Europe with
"no large-scale U.S. maneuvers, even
beyond the unit level" and nothing
scheduled for the next two weeks.
The reported Soviet moves would effec-
tively encircle Poland, which lies san-
dwiched between East Germany to the
west and the Soviet Union to the east.
Czechoslovakia forms its southern border.
Some Western analysts saw the reported
troop movements as part of a series of
Soviet warnings to Poland, which has
allowed a labor movement independent of
the Communist party to emerge since
mass strikes in August. In Moscow, the
Soviet Foreign Ministry issued an
unusually specific statement denying it
mobilized troops on the Polish border.
"We have investigated this question and
flatly and categorically deny the rumors,"
a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Registration continues

By BARRY WITT
No matter where they may
be going over the winter
break, men born in 1962 will be
expected to take an additional
excursion the week of January
5-to the post office to register
for the draft.
The week of registration
was scheduled months ago
when President Carter
finalized his registration plan.
While President-elect Ronald
Reagan has not said what he,
will do about the current
program, one of his transition
spokespersons said yesterday
that, Reagan will take-no.of-,
ficial position on the plan until
the Supreme Court rules on
the constitutionality of an all-
male registration. The high
court ruling is expected in the

High court case fails
to affect sign-up

Spring.
Reagan, who opposed a
peacetime draft during the
campaign, could rescind the
program by executive order
after he takes office Jan. 20.
WHILE A new batch of
American men decide.
whether to make the trek to
the post,.office, statistics from
the Selective Service show
that 96 percent of those
required to register last July
complied with the order.
Of those 19- and 20-year-olds

who failed to register last
July, none have been formally
recognized or charged, but a
spokesperson for the Selective
Service said his organization
just "hasn't finished working
out the details" of its iden-
tification procedure.
One problem the Selective
Service must now face in its.^
efforts to find registration
evaders concerns its inability
to require social security
numbers on registration for-
ms.

A FEDERAL district judge
ruled last week that the
requirement violates the
Privacy Act of 1974, which
limits the uses of social
security numbers as a means
of identification.
. However, the Selective Ser-
vice has entered an appeal to
the judge's ruling and expects
a stay from the appellate
court soon. A stay would
enable the government to
again require social security
numbers from registrants.
Meanwhile, as many as
6,000 men per week are still
registering efl.beyond their
July deadlines. Braten Harris,
assistant director of the Selec-
tive Service, said their forms
are being accepted "without
questions."

Doily Photo by Q&YJQ HARRIS
White Hanukkah
Cars creep along a slick Thompson St. during yesterday's blowing snow. Ann Arbor, however, was not hit as
hard as other areas of the Midwest. No snow is expected today.

f

State St. area project winding up

By STEVE HOOK

way," he said:
BUI TSCH AO Fl PC

'The brickwork has been laid, the arespect for the
sidewalks refurbished, and planters "people will take
constructed. All that remains to be done area. Instead of
in the elaborate State Sreet sidewalk over, they'll stop
construction project is the addition of Nothing but good
street lamps, trees, and benches. explained
The $500,000 facelift of the business The ability of the
district, which is now slated for com- organize and bring
pletion in the spring, has been called an this scale into such
unprecedented feat of cooperation by SSAA did, is ano
the city, the University, .and the area factor in this sidew
merchants. Busch said the
The city and the University have before and during
cooperated onvarious projects in the pleased him. "Ev
past, but never on an urban design to the fullest possib
project involving private businesses, "from the mayor t
explained University Planner Fred street."
Mayer. Storeowners fund
"I THINK IT'S been a really good at a cost of $17 per f
project," he said. each year for ten
The merchants, city and University surface work alm
officials involved expressed satisfac- project is "being p
tion with the sidewalk renovation, details to be added
although many mentioned that the i- ding to designer Di
convenience for pedestrians and the MACIAS, A
mess caused by the construction may Preservation Urba
have hurt business since September. pany contracted to
"We've all been horrified at one time the result is "pr
or another with the mess outside our original design."
stores," said Marty Busch, the owner of That design an
marty's clothing store and a vocal sup- received the appro
porter of the project. City Council last
"We've lost some business but we ex- ministrator Terry
pect to make it back-the construction Lou Belcher end
will bring dividends. It's worth every worked with Mac
anxious moment we've had along the See SIDE
TODAY-
Pomp and circumstance
DECEMBER 21 IS the date of commencement for
all the lucky graduating seniors. Hill Auditorium
is the place to be on that Sunday at 2 p.m. Each
prospective graduate will receive up to four.
tickets on a first-come-first-served basis between 8 a.m..

ORSEES more public
business district.
better care of the
throwing debris all
and think a minute.
can come of it," he
merchants' group to
g a civic project of
fruition such as the
ther unprecedented
alk project.,
community support
the construction has
erybody cooperated
ble'extent," he said,
o the workers on the
ded the construction
front foot of property
years. And with the
nost competed, the
ut to bed" with final
in the spring, accor-
ck Macias.
DESIGNER with
an Design, the com-
do the project, said
etty faithful to the
d the entire project
val of the Ann Arbor
t August. City Ad-
Sprenkel and Mayor
orsed the plan and
cias and the State
WALK, Page 2

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back=to-basic face lifts
ded. "And while redwood is expensive at $2 per
By JOYCE FRIEDEN board foot, oak, which we were also considering
Redwood, smoked glass, chrome, and oak may using, is even more expensive at $8 per board
seem an unlikely blend, but all these materials foot."
are being used by Ann Arbor merchants in The Salvation Army building on Washington
recent storefront renovations. - Street is one structure that will retain its original
This mingling of materials and styles was design during renovation, according to Mickey
prompted by the Ann Arbor Facade Study,'ac- Hoben of Design Concepts, the firm that planned
cording to City Planner Fred Bohl. The study, the rehabilitation. "We are not out to imitate a
which appeared in January 1976, showed what style; rather, we want to create a 'new' building
every downtown building would look like if the that doesn't fight the structure of the old one,"
storefronts were restored to their original ap- she said, addin gthat the building's exterior will
pearance. be kept the same style and color.
"It started with the West Side Bookshop on WHILE MANY merchants have opted for the
Liberty Street," Bohl said. "The owners' own traditional look, others have chosen a more
taste dictated that they keep the facade the way futuristic design for their storefronts.
it was originally when they renovated the store." "Our architects went to New York and
When other merchants saw that business was checked out the designs of the most elite salpns
helped by this "adaptive restoration," they also there," said Lori Visscher, co-owner of Hair 'N
considered renovations, he said. Company on South Main Street, which sports a
SEVERAL OTHER merchants also chose a glass-and-polished chrome storefront. "They in-
traditional look for their storefronts, but for dif- corporated ideas from those salons in the final
ferent reasons. "Our budget was what deemed design," she said.
we use redwood," said Jeff Edwards of Butcher "Hair 'N Company is one of the newest
and Willits, the firm that planned the renovation storefronts in Ann Arbor; its renovation was
of Tice's Grocery on State Street after a fire in finally completed in August, Visscher said.
August. Tice's is due to re-open either Friday or Another building which has modern design is
Monday, according to Edwards. the new office of the University of Michigan Em-
"The wood look is back all over town," he ad- See LOCAL, Page 2
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Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
AMONG THE ELABORATE new storefronts springing up
around town is this one outside Hair and Co. on Main Street,
whih sports a shiny glass facade to brighten its appearance.

Hit the books
So it's finally time to write all the term papers and do all
the reading assigned since the mid-term. Well, luckily the
undergraduate library will be open extra hours during
study and exam days. Keep the coffee coming because the
hours will be Friday, Dec. 12 through Dec. 19 from 8 a.m.
until 5 a.m., and Saturday, Dec. 20 from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. D
s'inrtn ' L -s - Im

Stick to the roof of your mouth
What's better than a delicious, crunchy peanut butter and
jelly sandwich? The staple in the diet of most college
students (unless you're a yogurt buff) may be seen in lesser
amounts at the grocery storey and dorm cafeteria. Last
summer's drought hurt the U.S. peanut crop so much that
prices are skyrocketting. The agriculture department is
nudging President Carter to take immediate temporary ac-
tion to raise imports by 200 million pounds of edible

safety record that surprisedthem, however, as much as his
experience-or lack, thereof: Chad is only five years old.
Police said the new driver drove his grandparents' 1973
Pontiac 25 miles from Leonard, Minn., to Bemidji, which is
located in the northern part of the state. The lad cruised
around town, including the downtown area, before deciding
he had had enough. His parents said the Sunday drive was a
first for the boy, whose grandfather had taught him a few
things about how to drive a car around the property. No
word yet on what kind of insurance rates the-five-year-old

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