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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom

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Val. XCIL No.91

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, January 21, 1982

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

can 't end
lease for
late rent,
court says
with UPI reports
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled
yesterday that a landlord cannot ter-
minate a tenant's lease merely because
rent payments are late, unless the tar-
diness is "flagrant."
The ruling reversed a Jackson
County district and circuit court rulings
involving the lease termination of a
low-income housing project resident.
THE COURT noted that officials of
the project served the tenant with a
notice to terminate in May 1979 after
she had been late with the rent for 13 out
of 20 months. -The rent was almost
always paid within a month of when it
was due and a $5 late fee was faithfully
In reversing the lower courts, the ap-
peals court said the landlord continued
to accept rent after the date specified in
the notice, leading the tenant to believe
further proceedings were not, forth-
it also said lease provisions requiring
a late fee for tardy payments imply that
no further actions will be taken.
ACCORDING TO the court, regar-.
dless of this "tardiness of rental
payments would still not be just cause
to terminate the tenancy where the tar-
diness was. not flagrant or' for long
periods of time."
See COURT, Page 7



contract talks
break down

Doily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
DENNIS NOWICKI, a printing salesman from the Detroit Metro area, seeks repose from periodic tensions in an
isolation tank, owned by Ann Arbor resident Stanley Zurasky.
Altered states surface
in silent, tank o dreams.

From AP and UPI
DETROIT - United Auto Workers
negotiators broke off emergency con-
tract talks with General Motors Corp.
and Ford Motor Co. yesterday, amid
predictions the breakdown might fur-
ther dgress new-car sales.
UAW President Douglas Fraser an-
nounced the collapse of the GM talks
shortly after noon, saying the two sides
were deadlocked on economic and job
security issues. He refused to
FOLLOWING the lead of the union's
GM committee, the Ford negotiators
decided to recess their talks pending a
meeting of the entire council Saturday
in Washington, said Don Ephlin, UAW
vice president and head of the union's.
Ford Department.
Ephlin said he did not believe the
breakdown meant an end to the
negotiations. "I assume that we will
resume bargaining sometime soon," he
The two bargaining councils will have
to decide whether to- continue

bargaining now, or wait until the
traditional mid-summer opening of
contract talks. Fraser said.
HOWEVER, because of the economic
uncertainty of the auto industry, he said
"The odds are with going now. We've
got to make a decision."
"We're disappointed," Fraser said at
a news conference. "we wanted to
work this agreement out. It's disap-
pointing and regrettable."
Contract concessions are needed
because "we need to respond to slum-
ping sales very, very quickly,"Alfred
Warren, GM's vice president for in-
dustrial relations, told reporters after
talks broke down. "I don't think the in-
dustry can wait. I think the industry
needs something now."
HE SAID he had "some fears" that
car sales would be damaged by the
decision to break off the talks.
The talks began Jan. 11 and the union
had set a bargaining deadline of Satur-
day, but Fraser said the inability to
reach a settlement "wasn't a question
See AUTO, Page 3

You are submerged in a bouyant pool of water. No light or
sound permeates the darkness. The only noise you are aware
of is that of the blood rushing through your veins and the
beating of your heart. This is not a scene in a surrealistic
film. It is an experience in an isolation tank.
Although films such as Altered States and Simon don't
present accurate depictions of the experience, they have
caused an upsurge of interest in isolation tanks. Because he
owns the only tank in Michigan Ann Arbor's Stanley Zurasky
has been kept fairly busy during the last year.
FOR $10 you can find an altered state of consciousness by
becoming one of the many floaters. According to Zurasky, up

to 100 people a month float in his tank, which is situated in
Spice Tree apartments on Washtenaw Avenue. "We get
them from all over Michigan," he said. Dentists, teachers,
pilots and students seek out Zurasky to sate their curiosity.
And, he said there has never been a negative experience.
"Everyone who gets in feels more relaxed, passive, and in
Floating is probably the closest experience imaginable to a
return to the womb. Without any extraneous stimuli, people
are "forced" to relax, and to get in touch with their minds
and bodies.j
The glories of isolation were discovered by Zurasky in 1978.
See TROUBLES, Page 7

Student organizations
protest financial cuts



Dial far for free, ad

Long distance is the next best thing to being there,
according to a flyer boasting a telephone credit card
number which it claims belongs to the Bendix Cor-
The scrawled flyer, posted in several campus
telephone booths, pictures a simple-looking male
identified as Luis Bunuel.
"Got a sweetheart far away?" he asks pay phone
patrons. "Long distance is the next best thing to
being there. And now you can call him/her free of
charge! Use the Bendix Corp. (Yes, the makers of the
Minute Man Nuclear Missile) Credit Card Number,

BENDIX OFFICIALS responded to inquiries about
the flyer with confusion.
"You're kidding," said Susan Garbrecht,a cor-
porate recruiting executive. "I'll be damned." Gar-
brecht said she had never heard of the number, and
denied, allegations that the flyer might be part of a
Bendix recruitment campaign.
A Bendix switchboard operator confirmed the
validity of the flyer's claim. "Yes, it's one of ours,"
she said.'
BUT THE corporation's executives were not so cer-
"I know absolutely nothing about it," stated Bendix
spokesman Burl Falbaum. "Read that to me again
slowly, would you? I want to write that down," he

Dave Taylor, director of News and Public Affairs
at Bendix, refuted the operator's claim that the num-
ber on the flyer belongsto the corporation. "It is not a
legitimate number," he said.
The number for Bendix World Headquarters is 827-
5000, Taylor said, but the last four digits listed on the
flyer are "a bogus format."
Michigan Bell will determine the origin of the num-
ber, he said, adding that Bendix will not pick up the
tab on any calls charged to the number.
The flyer bears an attribution to a group called
Non-Aligned Members of the January 12th Coalition
and Campaign for Frontal Nudity. A scrawled seal
stating, "one big bunch of grapes-Local 10583."

Several student groups are com-
bining efforts today in a petition drive
protesting federal cuts in-student finan-,
cial aid.
Members of groups including the
Michigan Student Assembly, the Public
Interest Research Group in Michigan,
and Rackham Student Government will
be stationed in the Fishbowl and at din-
ner lines in the dormitories today and
tomorrow to collect signatures on the
petitions addressed to President
Reagan and Congress.
THE PETITION calls not only for a
halt to further financial aid cuts, but'for
a "roll-back to 1980 levels" for student
aid funding.
MSA Legislative Relations coordinator
Dan Perlman, one of the drive's
organizers, said the groups want to
start fighting next year's financial aid
cuts now. Budget legislation may come
up for a vote during the summer, he ex-

plained, when students are scattered
and lobbying is more difficult.
MSA President Jon Feiger said the
University groups are fighting several
massive cuts proposed by the Federal
Office -of Management and Budget.
These include the elimination of the;
Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Grant, the State Student Incentive
Grant, and the National Direct Student
Loan programs, and reductions of Pell
Grant funds from more than $2 billion
to just over $1 billion, and of the
Work/Study Funds from $528 million to
$400 million. '
FINANCIAL aid funds received cuts
last' December when budget reductions
of more than $191 million cut into the
Pell Grant, SEOG, SSIG, NDSL and
Work Study Programs.
All of the programs recommended for
reduction or elimination next year suf-
fered last December with budget reduc-
tions of more than $191 million.


U2 die in labor's clash
with Gandhi forces
NEW DELHI, India (AP) - Both the payments and repeal of the 1980 law
government and opposition labor banning work stoppages in essential
leaders claimed victory yesterday in services.
the test of strength posed by a 24-hour The strike which ended at 6:00 a.m.
general strike, which left 12 people yesterday morning, was called by eight
dead, 30 injured and thousands im- labor federations affiliated with op-
prisoned. position parties ranging from left to
Labor Ministry officials said 4 million right wing. Trade unions connected
of 19 million members of'the organized with Gandhi's Congress Party boycot-
workforce joined the strike. The ted the action and much of the violence
organizers said 12 million responded in started with clashes between the rival
the first major struggle between Prime groups.
Minister Indira Gandhi and her foes
since she returned to power two years SEVEN PEOPLE were killed in
ago. fights between strikers and opponents
THE STRIKE'S organizing commit- of the action and five by police gunfire..
tee issued a statement citing a The deaths were reported in the states
"remarkable response" to its call for of Utar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
protest action against "continuous and Wedst Bengal.
price rises and the government's anti-
labor policies." The union leaders' statement deman-
It threatened further strikes unless ded immediate release of 50,000 union
the government enters negotiations on activists it said were rounded up before
major demands such as unemployment and during the strike.

poet aks
at annual,
Ten university students received
public recognition - and a total of
$2,000 in prize money - at the annual
presentation of the Avery and Jule
Hopwood Awards in Creative Writing
held yesterday.
The ceremony, held in Rackham
Auditorium, featured a reading by
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stanley
The Hopwood Awards are funded by a
bequest of university alumnus and
Broadway playwright Avery Hopwood..
See POET, Page 7

Doily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
JOHN ALDRIDGE, CHAIRMAN of the Hopwood Committee presents over $2,000 in Hopwood awards during yester-
day's ceremony in Rackham Auditorium. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stanley Kunitz honored the winning students by
reading selections from his work.

Signs of health
UNIVERSITY Health Service is now accepting
entries for a logo design contest. A prize of $250
will be awarded for the design which best
exemplifies the theme, "Health Care for the
Campus Community." Designs should bear the UHS name
and be adaptable for multiple use. Entry forms are
available at various places around campus and will be ac-

of actual explanations of citizens' vehicular vexations:
" "An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my
vehicle, and vanished;"
. "The indirect caise of the accident was a little guy in a
small car with a big mouth;"
" "The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I
ran over him;"
" "I saw the slow-moving, sad-faced old gentleman as he
bounced off the hood of my car; "
" "I was on my way to the doctor with rear-end trouble
when my universal joint gave way, causing me to have an

Sheriff's officers in Garfield County towns, which are
growing because of the oil shale boom, routinely take in-
mates to jails in Aspen, Leadville, Salida, Grand Junction
and even Denver. On Dec. 31 in response to a class-action
suit, U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch in Denver gave
the county 30 days to reduce the number of inmates and im-
prove conditions at the jail, or face federal investigation.
The county is considering adding on to the old jail, putting
cells in the basement of the new county courthouse or
building a new facility in the western end of the county,
where the impact from oil shale exploration is greatest.
-. -N 1~z

battle what he calls "three days of sin and corruption."
Lewis said he was coming into town for the first time, with
his wife, and found the convention underway. "It was Sun-
day morning and there were beer cans all over, people
drunk in the streets and half-naked ladies with their arms
draped across men in firetrucks." e added, "I thought,
'Man, this is really a good place for a church.' "
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