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Ninety- Two Years
Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCII, No. 108 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 10, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages




Baker Management Older and modern single 18 units, about
662-6626 family homes; older apartments 7 openings
Andrus Davis Co. Modern apartments; single 170 units; openings
662-5911 family homes; efficiencies unknown
Campus Management Older and modern apartments not available
Tom Clark Older and modern apartments 65 units; about
996-2836 30 openings
David Copi Older apartments and 90 units; about
663-5609 houses 35 openings
Dahlman Apartments Modern homes; 1, 2, 3 102 units; about
761-7600 bedroom apts; efficiencies 75 openings
Warren Hamill Modern and older apartments 125 units; about
769-1196 15 openings
Vernon Hutton Modern apartments and 80 units; about
663-9268 efficiencies 48 openings
Perry Klein Single family homes; 30 units; openings
475-3259 apartments within homes unknown
Maize and Blue Modern 1, 2, 3 bedroom apts. 166 units; closed
761-3131 waiting list
McKinley Properties Apartments and houses up 360 units; about
769-8520 to six bedrooms; efficiencies 230 openings
Modern Apartments Apartments and houses 200 units
668-6906 Openings unknown
Sang Y. Nam 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments; 81 units
662-0351 efficiencies about 20 openings
Old Town Realty Older houses split into 240 units;
663-8989 apartments about 120 openings
Post Realty Modern 1land 2 bedroom 115 units
761-8220 apts; efficiencies openings unknown

Reagan tells critics
'Put up or shut, up'

From AP and UPI
Reagan, winding up a sales trip for his
economic program, declared yesterday
he has yet to witness a better product
offered by critics who should "put up or
shut up."
But in Washington, there was no sur-
cease of the outcry, from foe and even
friend, over his big-deficit scenario for
the new fiscal year. One key Democrat,
in fact, did put up - with a plan to
freeze expenditures and junk the 1983
phase of the president's tax cut.
EVEN SENATE Republican Leader
Howard Baker, a Reagan loyalist,
found that alternative "intriguing."
The president, on a two-day trip to the
Midwest, complained that even before

he announced the 1983 budget, calling
for a deficit of $91.5 billion "you could
hear the sound of knees jerking all over
Washington. The knee-jerk reaction
and instant analysis are as hasty ,as
they were incorrect."
Meanwhile, Reagan's chief economic
strategists were buffeted by
Republicans and Democrats alike as
they opened the administration's, pitch
for the $717.6 billion package on Capitol
Hill. House Republican Leader Robert
Michel of Illinois listened to -Budget
Director David Stockman and Treasury
Secretary Donal Regan, then pronoun-
ced the deficit "mind-boggling ... hard
to swallow."
IN THE SENATE, Democrat Ernest
Hollings of South Carolina was said to
be shaping a counterplan which would

freeze spending on social and defense
programs at 1982 levels , Reagan wan-
ts a big boost for the Pentagon - and
scuttle the cut in 1983 of another 10 per-
cent in income taxes. Baker, while not
yet jumping Reagan's ship, said the
idea was "most interesting."
Reagan, in an address to the In-
diana Legislature, said that "We will
not play hop-scotch economics, jum-
ping here and jumping there as the
daily situation changes. To the paid
political complainers, let me say gas
politely as I can "Put up or shut up."
Earlier, Reagan told a joint session of
the Iowa Legislature in Des Moines that
the critics of his three-year tax cut plan
were "elitists" who said "the American
See REAGAN, Page 7

Clean-up of cisbestos pipes
at Union 0 begin today

Ravalp Management

Modern apartments and

Real Invest Older homes; modern
996-5929 apartments; efficiencies
Red Oak Management Modern apartments and
662-3347 efficiencies
Neil Snook Modern and older apartments;
996-1444 efficiencies
University Towers Modern apartments, and
761-2680 efficiencies.

200 units;
about 80 openings
100 units
not available
total unknown; about
33 openings
24 units;
openings unknown

Wilson White

Modern apartments and efficiencies;
older buildings

The race is on!
Mad dash for housing begins

University officials decided yester-
day that workers will begin to remove
the carcinogen asbestos found in the
Michigan Union more than a week ago
as soon as the necessary work orders
can be filed. Work may begin as early
as this afternoon, they said.
William Joy, the director. of the
University's Department of Environ-
mental Health and Safety, (EHS) said-
the actual cleanup and removal of the
pipe insulation containing asbestos
"should take about a day or a day and a
PLANS WERE made to remove the
insulation at a meeting between
representatives of the Union, EHS, the
Schiller Construction Company (the
A new extra-curricular activity has
hit campus, the only problem is that it
is against the law. So-called Money
pyramids have arrived, introduced by
students from Michigan State Univer-
sity, according to one student par-
ticipating in the scheme.
Fraternities have received the
majority of the criticism for being in-
volved in money pyramids, said David
Wright, president of Sigma Chi frater-
nity, but "people from a lot of different
houses - fraternities, sororities, dorms
even apartments - are involved in this
THE SYSTEM at the University
requires a person to pay $50 to par-
ticipate in the pyramid. After entering
the structure, the new member must
then recruit two more people who
each pay $50 to the person currently at
the head of the pyramid. Several
pyramids may be going on at the same
A member can make up to eight hun-
dred dollars before being forced to
leave the system, according to a par-
ticipant who requested anonymity
See ILLEGAL, Page 7

company renovating the Union), and
Eames and Brown Contractors.
Frank Hui, a safety coordinator for
EHS, said he took three samples of the
material from the Union. "The first'
sample was positive," Hui said. "It
contained at least 20 percent asbestos."
The other two samples have not
returned from the Environmental
Research Group, a local laboratory
where the samples were sent for
tsting, Hui said.,
"But I'll bet money they have
asbestos," Hui said.
THE AFFECTED areas of the Union
include a small portion of the ground
floor and parts of the basement. All the
areas involved have been sealed off

from public access.
Joy and Hui both said that only pipe
insulations samples have proved to con-
tain asbestos, and that no ceiling tiles
have, been found to contain the
The asbestos found on the ground
floor "is not much of a problem because
it is contained in a small area," Hui
said adding that the asbestos in the
basement also poses little threat to the
public because the basement is not a
public area.
JOY ADDED, "We are primarily
concerned with safety of the employees
working in the area."
Meanwhile, the state Department of
See ASBESTOS, Page 2

The annual (rat) race for off-
campus housing is'on, but if you
haven't entered yet, don't worry-
you are still in the running.
There is no reason for students to
rush into any deals or to sign a lease
for the first apartment they visit, ac-
cording to Jo Williams, assistant
director of the off-campus housing of-
WILLIAMS described the 13.7 per-
cent vacancy rate reported this fall by
the housing office as "unusually
high." .
According to an informal survey of
rental agencies, however, business is
off only slightly, and houses for more
than six people are the most sought-
after abodes.
"Students are worried about if there
will be large, old houses," Williams
said. "But those go from friend to
friend. They never xget on the
WILLIAMS suggested that the
popularity of the :homes is connected
to the high vacancy rate, because
students are doubling and tripling up
to reduce individual costs.
"The bigger they are, the faster
they go," said a spokesperson for
Modern Management, an agency

which handles 200 housing units.
"Your larger groups tend to get
'together faster."
Students began calling about
possible openings during the first
week in January, the spokesperson
said, which she described as the
"typical" time.
"THEY'RE moving,' she said,
"but we still have a good mix.'
Independent agent Warren Hamill
said he expects a large turnover in the
units he handles. "The students don't
like to stay in qn place. They like to
try a different scene," Hamill ex-
Hamill said he agrees that the
market might be a little off because of
the current economic situation, but
added that "the ones that are in good
locations are fairly easy to rent ...
The students are moving closer to the
According to Williams, landlords
have reported rent increases
averaging from two to seven percent,
with the highest at 12 percent. Some
agencies, however, have projected
nominal increases, particularly for
tenants renewing their leases.

TRAFFIC AT the housing infor-
mation office is no different from
previous years, Williams said. But to
help handle the load and reach more
people, two students have been hired
as off-campus housing peer advisors.
Williams said the housing office
suggests that students, especially
novice renters, seek advice about a
lease before signing it. For example,
she said, many students don't under-
stand the "joint and several" clause
included in nearly all leases, which
makes each roommate responsible
for the rent of the entire apartment.
OTHER questions often asked by
students concern utility costs, lan-
dlord improvements, and roommate
compatibility, Williams said. "We
strongly encourage written word over
oral contracts," she added.
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union is
planning a series of workshops in the
dormitories to "inform and educate
students about their rights before they
get into private housing," an AATU
spokesperson said.
.Topics of the workshops, for which
no dates have yet been set, will in-
clude eviction, maintenance and
security deposits, the spokesperson

Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL

Modern.Day stalactites
Burton Tower seens to melt into Hill Auditorium which bears the burden of
quick thaw and freeze.

A different letter to the editor
THE DAILY yesterday received a letter from
Vice President for Academic Affairs Bill Frye as
a correction to a story that appeared in the Daily
Feb. 9. The article stated: "He (Frye) yesterday
modified that list (of academic priorities) to include as a

Loneliness hurts
Loneliness may be hazardous to your health. Scientists
claim that lone males run two or three times the risk of
developing heart disease than their more social counter-
parts. According to Leonard Syme, a professor of
epidemiology at Berkeley, the discovery cannot be ex-
plained by changes in the dirt, differences in cigarette
smoking, high blood pressure or high levels of cholesterol in
the blood. The study showed that social isolation, indicated

must pick up Work Study hiring forms by Monday, Feb. 15
in order to keep the award. Hiring forms can be picked up
at the Student Employment Office, 2503 SAB. Call 7634128
for more information. 0
The Daily almanac
Jimmy Durante, the actor with that unforgettable profile,
was born on Feb. 10, 1893.
Also on this date in history:
" In 1942, the American auto industry shut down its

Dissertation awards
The Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies is
now accepting applications for the 1982 Eggertsen Disser-
tation Prize in the history of education. One thousand
dollars will be awarded to the winner. The $1000 prize is in-
tended for use in preparing the award-winning, dissertation
for publication as a book, monograph or articles in
scholarly journals. Eligible dissertations are those com-
pleted in the past 12 months by alumni of any graduate
program of the University. The Prize will be awarded to
that dissertation which, in the opinion of the Selections


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