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Ninety-Two Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Mostly sunny today with a
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Vol. XCII, No. 128 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, March 14, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages
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Watt

GOP leaders push

prepares
to hand
lands over
to states
WASHINGTON (UPI) - In the face
of President Reagan's new plan for
massive federal land sales, Interior
Secretary James Watt is pursuing his
own programs for donating billions of
dollars in property - even tracts near
Nevada gambling casinos.
Among the land the Interior Depar-
tment is considering giving to cities and
states, or transferring for as little as
$2.50 an acre, are parcels along the Las
Vegas strip and near celebrities' homes
in Palm Springs, Calif.
SOME FEDERAL officials worry
that Watt's program will conflict with
Reagan's new policy and Watt will
surrender some of the government's
most marketable property in approving
donations under his year-old "Good
Neighbors" program.
Watt has been left with a thorny
political dilemma as a result of
Reagan's recent push for major land
sales to help cut the budget deficit.
Only a year ago, the Interior Secretary
unveiled a "Good Neighbors" program,
inviting Western governors to apply for
donations or purchases at cut-rate
prices of some of the most valuable
public land-those crimping community
expansion..
INTERIOR spokesman Harmon
Kallman said Watt "simply hasn't
determined how those two programs
(Reagan's and his own) are going to fit
together. An option paper is now being
prepared for him, giving him several
choices."
But when asked if Watt was still
planning to continue the "Good Neigh-
bor" donations in light of Reagan's an-
nouncement, James Monroe, a BLM
spokesman, said, "Sure, that's a
current policy directive from the
secretary."

for

balanced

budget

EASTON, Md. (AP)- Republican of-
ficeholders yesterday overwhelmingly
endorsed the "goal of a balanced
budget by 1985," but in mild, con-,
ciliatory terms clearly designed to
close the party rift over President
Reagan's unpopular budget.
The non-binding resolution adopted at
the fifth annual Tidewater Republican
Conference asserts that Reagan's
economic recovery program is working
so far and voices general support for
keeping his tax cut intact.
ADMINISTRATION officials at the
conference expressed immediate
pleasure with the outcome while con-
ceding that balancing the budget by
1985 was unlikely.
"They expressed it as a goal, they
didn't say anybody was going to be shot
if we didn't achieve it," said budget
director David Stockman, who headed
a delegation of five Cabinet-level of-
ficials at the conference.
The resolution, approved by voice
vote, defused concerns by some party
leaders that the session might produce

a bitter battle over the Reagan budget,
concerns heightened by the sharp
criticism of the president's policies
voiced recently by Sen. Robert Pack-
wood (R-Ore.), the conference chair-
man.
THE FEW efforts made from the
floor to criticize the Reagan budget or
to vow a stronger commitment to
achieving a balanced budget were
shouted down as participants extended
an olive branch to the White House.
"The conference is very wary, and I
think correctly so, about doing anything
they regard as taking the ball away
from the president," Packwood said.
For instance, a proposal by Rep. Joel
Pritchard of Washington that "defense
spending increases must be
restrained" was rejected in favor of a
vaguely worded pledge to "enact such
fundamental policy changes in spen-
ding programs as may be necessary"
for full economic recovery.
THE FINAL result "is so watered
down it sounds like one of those
Democrat proposals," said Rep. Bill

It's Alpo tim e Daily Photo by JON SNOW
A canine takes time out from his busy schedule sitting outside Maison-
Edward's tobacco shop in the arcade to break for a hearty lunch from
Ronald McDonald's place.

Stockman
...-No one will be shot
Frenzel of Minnesota.
The conference sidestepped a
proposal that would have put members
on record as opposing "legislative cur-
tailment of the jurisdiction" of the
Supreme Court and other federal courts
See REPUBLICAN, Page 3

U.S. watches Nicaraguan leave for home

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jose Orlando Tarden-
cillas Espinosa went home to Nicaragua yester-
day, ending a brief and unhappy chapter for the
U.S. State Department in its effort to prove out-
side involvement in the rebel war in El Salvador.
Tendencillas, who has admitted to fighting on
the rebel side in El Salvador, told reporters
Friday that he knew nothing about Nicaraguan
and Cuban involvement in El Salvador - a com-
pletely different story than he had told State
Department officials just a short time earlier.
OFFICIALS HAD hoped that Tardencillas
would tell reporters about being recruited by
Nicaragua to fight in El Salvador and that he had

been trained in Ethiopia and Cuba. The story
would have helped confirm the Reagan ad-
ministration's allegations of Cuban and
Nicaraguan involvement in the Salvadoran in-
surgency.
In Nicaragua, there was no immediate official
comment, but the pro-government newspaper
Barricada called Tardencillas' action "an
example of the dignity of a Nicaraguan youth."
The paper is owned by the ruling leftist San-
dinista National Liberation Front.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Alexander Haig
planned to leave for New York today for more
consultations on a Mexican peace proposal for

Central America with Mexican Foreign Minister
Jorge Castaneda.
IT WILL BE the second time in two weeks that
Haig and Castaneda have conferred. However a
senior State Department official said yesterday
that the administration still believes the plan is
flawed because it wouldn't prevent outside in-
tervention, which he said threatens all of Central
America.
"You've got to look at Cuba and you've got to
look at the Soviet Union in this mix, and you've
got to deal with all," said the official, who in-

sisted on anonymity, He said the Mexican plan
also needs "a guarantee from Nicaragua to keep
the hell out of the affairs of neighboring states."
"Without that it only becomes a delaying
negotiating tactic to permit the activity to con-
tinue, at least .we have to' be concerned as
Americans that that might be the outcome, and
we cannot permit that."
He said the Mexicans "do not reject" the
specific U.S. criticism of their plan, which calls
for a negotiated end to the fighting in El
Salvador, a non-aggression pact between the
United States and Nicaragua and talks between
Cuba and the United States.

Atty. Gen. Kelly urges.
"Briarwood shoppers
to* fight utility hikes

Language co-ops offer a twist

By BILL SPINDLE
State Attorney General Frank Kelley
yesterday joined members of the
Michigan Citizens Lobby at Briarwood
mall, urging shoppers to fight automatic
utility rate increases in Michigan.
Kelley and the lobbying group are
trying to collect the 230,000 signatures
required to place a proposal on next
November's ballot which would ban
automatic increases, according to
Sarah Matthews, a member of the MCL
and coordinator of the group's petition
drive.
BEFORE 1974, Michigan law
required utility companies to go before
a public service committee for ap-
proval of any rate increases. The
committee could refuse rate hikes if the
company was not purchasing gas at a
competitive price.
Since then, however, an amendment
has allowed the companies to raise
utility rates to cover costs of pur-
chasing natural gas without the com-
mittee's approval. According to
Kelley, this encourages companies to
buy without searching for, the best
market price.
"They no longer but it (natural gas)
at a competitive price. Consumer's

Power is buying gas from Algeria at
about three times the world rate," he'
said. "At the same time, they are
selling surplus gas to Florida and
Louisiana.
THE MICHIGAN Citizens Lobby
started the statewide petition drive
several months ago. The local drive,
however, was hampered last month
when Briarwood - claiming that
petitioning does not conform to the
general purpose of the mall-took MCL
to court.
Last week the court ruled that under
the First Amendment, MCL members
have the right to petition in Briarwood
if they stay within 50 feet of its entran-
ce, and if they limit petitioning to
Saturdays. The group has had similar
experiences in other shopping centers
around the state, according to Kelley.
"Some of them (the malls) have
trouble with the First Amendment," he
said. "They think it (petitioning) is a
nuisance. I don't think constitutional
rights are a nuisance.-
Kelley will discuss the fight against
automatic-rate hikes tomorow at 7:30
p.m. in the Alumni Room of the McKin-
ney Building at Eastern Michigan
University in Ypsilanti.

By CAROL ANN OLDERSHAW
Group living can be more than bland
food, cramped quarters, and a sea of
unknown faces. It can also be a place
where you can't read the menu.
The University's three language co-
ops on campus, Emanuel House (Fren-
ch), Max Kade House (German), and
Vandenberg House (Russian) give their
residents an opportunity to come home
after class, eat a homemade meal, and
speak to anyone else in the house using
a foreign language.
IN EMANUEL House, or "La Maison
Francaise," house members generally
enjoy French language and culture, but
do not sit down and chat about Paris or
put on French airs, said house member
Nigel Ward, a junior majoring in math
and computer science. "Some people
have not even been to France," he ad-
ded.
Most of the students in the language
co-ops chose to be there for various
reasons, including the small size, the
atmosphere of cooperation, and of
course the exposure to a language.
One-third of the members of the Max
Kade German house returned this year,
according to house members. Rhonda
Struble, a senior in chemical
engineering said "It's like a family
here. When you move in, you feel you
automatically have 30 friends."
JOHN GAULT, a sophomore in
naval architecture, said he moved to
the Kade house from another co-op "to
practice'my German."
The Russian-oriented co-op, Vanden-
berg Huse, has a higher proportion of
graduate students than the other two

Daily Photo by JACKIE B
Members of the Max Kade German Co-op gather for dinner in the co-op's dining room. The German co-op is one of three
foreign language co-ops at the University's Oxford Housing.

language co-ops. Moscow journalist
and film critic Valery Golovskoy lives
in the house this year.
A writer for the Soviet media
magazine "Cinema Art and Soviet
Screen," Golovskoy is currently a
University graduate student. "I am
very glad to live here," he said. "There
are many young people and a friendly

atmosphere." Golovskoy currently
does research on 20th century
literature, but he taught Russian 103
last term.
DAVID ANDREWS, a masters
student in Slavic linguistics and a
second year resident of Vandenberg
House, said, "I like the Russian House
because it's not like a traditional dorm.

We have a good group of people, it's
cheap, work is minimal, and there is no
12-month lease to worry about."
"We have nine graduate students in
the house this year and hope to have
more next year," said Vandenberg
Resident Director John Barnet,who is in
the PhD Russian Language and
See 'U' FOREIGN, Page 2

TODAY-
Old age is easy
THE SECRET OF living to be 100 revolves around
exercise, fresh air, a diet of fresh vegetables and,
most of all, not surrendering to old age, a Soviet
scientist says. A daily sip of wine won't hurt,
either, he adds. Prof. Gurgen Aprikyan studied the habits of
centenarians in the highlands of Soviet Armenia, a part of
the Caucusus Mountains and home of the world's longest-
lived nenln e He tnld the Tass news agencv that a com-

the main thing in
said.

life is rhythm," the Armenian expert

Crushed grapes
"There's gonna be a lot of drunk cockroaches up here
tonight." That was the comment of Jim Raby, who hauled
more than 14,000 bottles of sparkling wine to a landfill near
Los Angeles on Friday to be crushed under a bulldozer
because the wine contained too much alcohol. Keith Morris,
a distributor who ordered the dumping of the 1,173 cases of
Snumnnte wine .sid the nrnhlem w that the hnttles were

Mixed drink
It may have been the world's biggest highball, water
mixed with a 5,000-gallon shot of bourbon, but it all went
down the drain in New Orleans where the booze flows
freely. A 20-ton tank of whiskey slipped from a crane and
ruptured as it was being loaded on a ship Friday night in the
Industrial Canal. Firefighters were called to wash down the
area for fear something would ignite the alcohol. "Those
rumors you heard about firemen on their hands and knees
licking the decks are not true," joked Fire Department
spokesman George Rigamer. O

* 1958- The Union Board of Directors approved the idea
of a student bookstore in the Michigan Union.
" 1939- Eighteen hours of rain and freezing temperatures
covered Ann Arbor with tons of ice in the worst sleet storm
since 1913. The diag was closed with danger signs and
pedestrians were warned to watch for falling ice and tree
limbs.
* 1926- A $3,000,000 fellowship fund to support advanced
study in Europe was established by Simon Guggenheim, a
former U.S. senator. Qi

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