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Ninety- Two Years
hEditorial Freedom


Sit igan


Today will be clear with a
high in the mid-20s.

Vol. XCII, No. 122 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, March 7, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages


Byrd seeks
El Salvador
veto power



Students and faculty members were selected for three
review committees late last week ii the first stages of im-
plementing the University's five-year budget reallocation
plan, student and University officials confirmed last night.
The committees will examine three non-academic Univer-
sity programs - the Institute for the Study of Mental Retar-
dation and Related Disabilities (ISMRRD), the Institute of
Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), and the Center for the
Continuing Education of Women (CEW ).
t THE ILIR AND ISMRRD reviews are to determine the
potential effects of heavy cuts or complete elimination of the
institutes. The CEW review will concentrate on examining the
center's educational performance and quality.
Student members selected for the subcommittees, are
Dorothy Cameron for 10EW, George Miller for ILIR, and
Chris Kolb of ISMRRD. A list of faculty_ members on the
three subcommittees was not available last night.
According to Michigan Student Assembly President Jon
Feiger, Cameron's participation -in the CEW review will
mark the first time a student has assisted in a non-budgetary
program review.
- CAMERON, A graduate student in the School of Education,
said last night she had not been informed of her appointment
to the subcommittee. She said she had been interviewed for
the position because of her interests in CEW and the Univer-
sity's budget process.
"I am a returned, mature student interested in the
disposition of women on this campus," she said. She declined
to comment further until she received official notification of
her appointment.
Miller, who is pursuing a master's degree through the
University's Institute for Publid Policy Studies, said he had
been told of his appointment unofficially by a student mem-
ber of the Budget Priorities Committee, the advisory group
of faculty, administrators, and students which is conducting
the ILIR and ISMRRD reviews.
"BECAUSE OF my work with IPPS, I am oriented with this
type of thing - the decision-making and budgeting process,"
he said. "I'm going in as an interested obsetver. I'm not an
advocate of any particular view; I'm primarily interested in
guaranteeing the fairness of the procedure and making sure
that groups who ought to be heard are heard."
Kolb, a senior in the School of Natural Resources, could not
be reached for comment.
Feiger said he was pleased with the student appointments,
which were made by a joint decision between MSA members
and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Senate Minority
Leader Robert Byrd said yesterday he
will introduce legislation next week to
prevent the Reagan administration
from sending U.S. troops to El Salvador
without congressional approval.
Byrd, (D.-W.Va.) said he is concer-
ned about what he described as a
creeping escalation of rhetoric that
could lead to gradual involvement of
U.S. troops in the Central AmericanI
"IT IS MY view that if Americans are
to be asked to shed their blood in the
jungles of El Salvador, all Americans
should first have an opportunity to
debate and carefully evaluate that ac-
tion," he said.
Byrd said he would introduce his
proposal tomorrow as an amendment to
the War Powers Act, which allows
American forces to be committed for up
to 60 days without congressional ap-
proval. The War Powers Act was

passed by Congress Nov. 7, 1973, oVer
presidential veto.
The measure, he said, will apply only
to El Salvador.
MEANWHILE, in El Salvador, ruling
junta member Jose Antonio Morales
Ehrlich said yesterday El Salvador's
state of siege would be renewed another
30 days as a precaution against violence
by rebels who have called for a boycott
of the March 28 elections.
The 30-day state of siege decree that
allows illegal searches, restricts
freedom of movement and outlaws
meetings of more than three people was
imposed March 6, 1980, and has been
renewed every 30 days since.
Secretary of State Alexander Haig
said he had a "positive" discussion with
Mexico's foreign minister on a Mexican
plan to bring peace to El Salvador and
modifications were suggested to make
the proposal acceptable to the United
See BYRD, Page 5

Ar noto
JOSE NAPOLEAN DUARTE, the President of El Salvador, chats with a group of school children in
La Libertad. Duarte, who visited the village on a campaign stop for the country's elections later this
month, told the children to urge their parents to vote.

Worker shuts off alarm; fire kills 10

From AP and UPI
HOUSTON- A hotel clerk repeatedly tur-
ned off a general alarm system early
yesterday while an isolated fourth-floor fire
filled a gleaming Hilton hotel with dense
smoke, killing 10 people, fire officials said.
The clerk had called the fire department,
but apparently didn't realize that by cutting
off the desk buzzer activated by guests on
upper floors he was also deactivating the en-
tire alarm system, said Deputy Fire Chief
L.H. Mikeska.
THE GENERAL alarm system which
arouses guests at the 13-story Westchase
Hilton Hotel is designed to go off
automatically about two minutes after the
desk buzzer is activated, unjess it is cut off.

Chief V.E. Rogers said his investigators
had received conflicting information from
guests about whether the alarm and smoke
detection system operated properly..
"Some said they did hear the alarm; some.
say it did not go off," Rogers said.
"I PULLED IT myself and it still only
went off for like a half a minute and then it
went back off again," said hotel guest John
Moorehead, of San Francisco.'"For the en-
tire timeof this whole thing the fire alarm
only rang about-not more than 15 or 20
Mikesda said the cutoff caused the alarm
to reset and after three minutes it went off
again. He said the worker told him he cut off
the alarm the second time and possibly even

a third time before he realized there was a
The hotel employee was not identified.
THE FIRE itself was confined to one
room on the fourth floor registered to Scott
Peterson, a cook at the Hilton Hotel in Santa
Fe, N.M. The cause was not determined..
Eight of the dead ,were in fourth' floor.
rooms and two more bodies were found in a
stairwell. All died of smoke inhalation.
Among the victims was a family of four,
from Louisiana staying in Houston for a
wedding, and a family of five, including a 70-
year-old grandmother. Two of" the dead
were brothers, ages 3 and 5, and two were
sisters whose ages were not definite.
The other victims-five women and one

man-were not immediately identified. Two,
were found in the hallway, where they ap-
parently collapsed while trying to escape,
said Deputy Fire Chief Carl Hooker. The
other bodies were in their rooms.
Fire department spokesman Bob Key said
as many as 30 people received minor cuts
and bruises and five people required
hospitalization. Two of the hospitalized were
in critical condition.
Four occupants of the fourth floor, unable
to get through the corridor thick with black
smoke, had to break windows and crawl
dowrrfire department ladders. Other guests
managed to escape down stairs.
Peterson, 19, said a friend of his was alone
in the room where the blaze started.

Police and fire officials close
local club for code violations

Ann Arbor police and fire officials Fri-
day night broke up a rock concert at a
west side club, claiming it violates fire
safety standards and zoning laws.
Acting Deputy Fire Marshall Lee
Larson dispersed a crowd of about 200
students from the University and local
high schools, who were gathered at the
Statehouse for performances by the
Gun Club, a Los Angeles punk band,
and two local groups.
"IF THERE had been a fire, we

would have lost it," Larson said.
The Statehouse, zoned as a
warehouse, is unfit for general assem-
bly and does not have an authorized oc-
cupancy permit, according to Assistant
Fire Chief Henry Mallory. The club has
"no exit or emergency lights, and no
exits large enough to accommodate a
crowd of this size," he said. "The list
(of violations) does on and on."
In addition to the permit and zoning
violations, police found illegal alcohol
consumption and food concession but,

according to Mallory, no official action
was taken on these violations.
Fire officials said they inspected the
Statehouse Friday afternoon, and war-
nied owner Arthur Tendler that police
would issue him a citation if he
proceeded with scheduled concerts.
LARSON SAID they inspected the
chb after frequent complaints from
area residents.
Larson said he had not been aware
See FIRE, Page 5

Cager blitz beats Badgers, 91-84

Special to the Daily
MADISON - It was a fitting close to
the Big Ten season for the Michigan
Wolverines - a team that has had to
work and scrape for all of its victories.
Trailing for most of the second half,
Michigan never let the Wisconsin
Badgers get out of sight and finally ex-
ploded late in the game for twelve
straight points to clinch a 91-84 victory.
MICHIGAN captain Thad Garner led
all scorers with 25 points. Garner also
pulled down 11 rebounds which put him

at the 600 mark for his career. That
makes him only the seventh player in
Wolverine history to score 1000 points
and grab 600 rebounds in his time at
Michigan. The 6-7 senior went over the
1000-point mark last Thursday against
The Wolverines trailed Wisconsin, 74-
71, with five minutes remaining when
freshman guard Eric Turner drove into
the lane, laid the ball in, and was
fouled. Turner completed the three-
point play to make the score 74-74 with,
4:45 left to play.

Michigan then took the lead for good
when it stole the Badgers' inbound pass
and center Ike Person hit a lay-up to
give the Wolverines a 76-74 advaptage
at the 3:41 mark. Thanks to somo poor
shooting from the floor by Wisconsin
and some clutch shots by Michigan, (the
Wolverines shot 68 percent from the field
in thesecond hal), it was able to rattle off
seven. more points in a row to put the
game out of reach and make the score
83-74 with 1:13 remaining.
Michigan coach Bill Frieder wasn't
sure what caused the Wolverines to
See 'M'1RALLY, Page 10

Doily Photo by KIM HILL

Outfor a walk
A University student strolls with his television set down State Street in front of the LSA Building.

Sticky regulations
T HE NEW HAMPSHIRE Boxing and Wrestling
Commission will seek legal advice on whether'
it can regulate gelatin wrestling-and perhaps
make a few dollars for the state treasury.. Gelatin
wrestling is a variation of mud wrestling involving women
who try to pin each other in a wading pool-sized pit filled
with gelatin. The events are staged by nightclubs. Sen.

Fighting for the birds
Saying Abraham Lincoln and George Washington
"fought chickens," a retired teacher wants the return of
more than 100 roosters seized at alleged cockfighting mat-
ches inside the barn of a remote Ozark farm. "They're
holding a hundred chickens without bond," Walt Pummill
said. "I've been trying to bail them out for days." He was
referring to officials of the Humane Society of Missouri,
which wastholding the birds at an undisclosed location near
St. Louis. Pummill, a retired teacher in Van Buren, Mo., is

pleted," said Oregon County prosecutor William Perkins.
"It will be up to the courts to decide what will happen to
them." Pummill said he was considering taking legal ac-.
tion to recover the 102 birds. "In the hills, cockfighting is a
right by common law," he said. "Cockfights have been
around longer than there's been a United States. George
Washington fought chickens. Abraham Lincoln fought
The Daily Almanac

reference books for 19 cents each and the State Theatre was
showing daily films for 44 cents.
" 1918-A University YMCA poll showed that three-
fourths of the student body regularly attended church. [
On the inside..
The Opinion Page has a capsulized some of the major
events of the past week... Arts reviews the film Four
Friends ... and Sports has details of the Michigan-Notre




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