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Vol. XCII, No. 130 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 17, 1982 Ten Cents Eight Pages
Ann Arbor sublets abound
By FANNIE WEINSTEIN
What has air conditioning, a private
bath, a washer and dryer and can be
gotten for a fraction of its original cost?
A summer sublet in Ann Arbor, and
those in the market for one have
regular tenants at their mercy.
Most students stay in Ann Arbor
during only the Fall and Winter terms,
but are saddled with twelve month
leases, either from May to May or Sep-
tember to September. These students
must therefore sublet their housing
during the summer to avoid paying the
entire rental costs.
STUDENTS SHOULD plan on taking
a 20 percent to 50 percent loss on the
regular rental rate for apartments and
See RENTING, Page 2
MOSCOW (AP) - President Leonid
Brezhnev announced a freeze on
deploying medium-range nuclear
missiles in the European part of the
Soviet Union yesterday but warned of
"retaliatory steps" if the United States
and its NATO allies station new rockets
Brezhnev also said that unless the in-
ternational situation worsens the Soviet
Union plans to "reduce a certain num-
ber of its medium-range missiles on its
own initiative" west of the Urals, con-
sidered the European part of the Soviet
PRESIDENT Reagan reacted icily
yesterday to Brezhnev's announcement
saying the action "simply isn't good
A White House spokesman charged.
the' Soviet moratorium on medium-
range missile installation, far from
aiding the arms control process, was
part of an effort to give Moscow "un-
challenged hegemony" over Europe.
Reagan; speaking to the Oklahoma
legislature just hours after Brezhnev's
revelation, rejected the move as
meaningless and said if the Soviet
leader is "serious...he will join in real
"TO PRESERVE peace, to ensure it
for the future, we must not just freeze
the production of nuclear arms,"
Reagan said in remarks added to his
prepared address. "We must reduce
the exorbitant level that already exists.
Most Western European governmen-
ts and military specialists reacted
cautiously to Brezhnev's moratorium.
Europe's strong anti-nuclear arms
movement reacted favorably.
BRITISH Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher, however, dismissed
Brezhnev's missile freeze, which con-
cerns rockets in the European part of
the Soviet Union,'or west of the Ural
Thatcher told the House of Commons
the decision ignored the facts: "Fir-
stly, it freezes the total superiority of
the Soviet Union in these particular
theater nuclear weapons.. Secondly, it
ignores the fact that the SS-20 missiles
can just as well be targeted on this coun-
try and the rest of Europe from beyond
the Urals as they can this side of them."
See BREZHNEV, Page 3
A TYPICAL line-up of potential houses for sublet on Hamilton Place.
Fraser blasts Japanese imports
By KENT REDDING
Japan's trade with the United States
is "lopsided and discriminatory," ac-
cording to United Auto Worker's Union
Fraser, who took time off from the
current UAW/General Motors wage
concessions talks to come to Ann Arbor
eysterday, addressed a crowd on hand
at Hill auditorium for the second U.S.-
Japan Automotive Industry Conferen-
Citing the $16 billion trade deficit
between the two countries and con-
tinued Japanese import restrictions,
Fraser expressed amazement at the
naivete of American industry. "I won-
der why we let them (the Japanese)
out-bargain us. You'd think we'd catch
on," Fraser said.
FRASER CALLED for Congress to
pass a bill that would counter the flood
of Japanese auto imports currently
streaming into America. The bill,
called House bill 3153, would require a
higher percentage of foreign car parts
to be built in America.
Such legislation, however, would
violate an international trade
agreement of which the United States is
a signatory, according to Robert
Hudec, a visiting professor of law from
Cornell Unviersity, who also spoke at
THE TRADE agreement, called the
General Agreement on Trade and
Tariffs, signed in 1947 by nearly eighty
nations, regulates international free-
But Fraser was not worried by such
prospects. "We (the UAW) know the
arguments against trade restraint," he
said. "But I don't believe we should
sacrifice our auto workers for the prin-
ciple of free trade."
While he labelled the Japanese auto
industry as "greedy and selfish,"
Fraser also acknowledged that the
woes of the U.S. automakers are not
solely due to imports. He pointed to
high interest rates and a depressed
economy as additional culprits, and
even admitted that the quality of
American cars had slipped in recent
"THE BALLGAME has changed
now, however," Fraser said, pointing to
improvements in American auto
quality control over the past 18 months.
Fraser also conceded that U.S. auto
workers are paid $8 more, on the
average, than their Japanese counter-
parts. Much of that difference is at-
tributable to higher health care costs
and the fact that the Japanese yen is
undervalued, he added.
All these problems add up to an "in-
dustry in crisis" Fraser said. He cited
the more than 250,000 workers from the
"big four" automakers who are laid off
indefinitely as proof of that crisis.
"THIS CREATES a tremendous im-
pact on the (federal) budget," Fraser
said. The auto industry's crisis accoun-
ts directly for 1 percent of the pation's'
See FRASER, Page 2
Regents, to examine,
3 controversial issues
By JANET RAE
When the University Regents meet
tomorrow and Friday they will hear
reports from University officials on
three controversial subjects: the
University's investments in South
Africa, steps being taken to close the
University's geography department,
and the administration's efforts to at-
tract greater numbers of minority
students to the University.
The update on South Africa, part of a
1978 agreement to monitor University
investments in U.S. corporations doing
business in South Africa, claims that
the University's investments have con-
tributed to "significant progress" in
promoting desegregated work areas
and fighting discriminatory wages in
the racially segregated nation.
OFFICIALS WILL also formally
present the University's annual
minority report, which will show that
while overall minority enrollment has
crept slightly upward, the number of
blacks at the University has declined.
The number of all minority students
has climbed by 0.3 percent over the past
year, although the number of black
students has dropped off by 0.2 percent
between Fall 1980 and Fall 1981.
THE REPORT also examines the
pool of recruitable minority students,
possibilities for financial aid, problems
the University has retaining minority
students already here, and ad-
ministration's efforts to attract new
Administration officials will also up-
date theRegents on their progress in
relocating tenured faculty members
from the University's geography
department, which will be closed in
July. Officials will reportedly tell the
Regents that they have been generally
successful in finding new positions for
the faculty members and in helping un-
dergraduate and graduate students
finish their degree programs in the
The Regents will meet tomorrow at 1
p.m. in the ground floor of the Fleming
Daily Photo by DIANE WILLIAMS
UAW PRESIDENT DOUGLAS Fraser addressed the problems of American
trade with Japan at the Second U.S.-Japan Automotive Industry Conference
held at Hill auditorium yesterday.
steps up production
WASHINGTON (AP)- American probably look unrealistically good
factories and mines stepped up by comparison.
production by 1.6 percent last mon- It would be "a little premature" to
th, breaking a string of six monthly make any sweeping statements
declines stretching back to the start about the recession's end, said
of the recession, new government Robert Ortner, the Commerce
figures indicated yesterday. Department's chief economist.
Economists inside and outside the "I still believe we will see the
government welcomed the new beginning of a genuine upturn in the
Federal Reserve Board report but second quarter," he said, referring
said it was hardly enough evidence to the three months beginning in
to declare the recession had ended. April.
THEY POINTED out that One private analyst, David Cross
January's industrial production of Chase Econometrics, also spoke
figures had been held down by of a "slow beginning of a recovery"
terrible weather in some parts of the later this spring.
nation and that February's numbers
By HARLAN KAHN
Tom Fous resigned the other day.
For Fous, resigning from the Michigan Student
Assembly was a big decision, born out of great
frustration with the functioning of the campus-wide
student government. But for MSA, Fous is merely
one of the latest examples of what seems to have
become a commonplace - even typical - problem
for the assembly.
Resignations have been plaguing the assembly sin-
ce the very beginning of the year, when the chairper-
sons of two major committees decided to give up their
IN SUBSEQUENT months, at least ten represen-
tatives have left their seats on the council, many
citing other time commitments which made it im-
possible for them to continue on the assembly.
And, in recent weeks, MSA has had difficulty
on at least two occasions in achieving the quorum of
one half of its membership required by the MSA rules
before the regular business meetings can be conduc-
absences plague the MSA
In a way,
Even my interest is starting to
Assembly President Jon Feiger discounted the
resignations and attendance difficulties, suggesting
they are more reflective of the nearing MSA elections
than of any apathetic feelings of the students on the
"IN A WAY, it's understandable," Feiger said.
"Even my interest is starting to peter out ... partly
because I'm worked out and partly because I'm a
lame duck." Feiger has been president of the assem-
bly since last April.
Records for the number of students who- had
resigned last school year could not be obtained, but
Feiger did admit that the resignations in the fall
caused problems for the assembly. The resignation
of the two chairpersons in September plus additional
resignations were "a real blow," he said.
"We lost a lot of momentum at the very begin-
The reasons given by MSA representatives who
have resigned are various. Fous said he resigned
because he felt disillusioned with the assembly and
because he wanted to use his time differently.
"I THOUGHT I could change it," he said. "I really
didn't know how ... I went in a little idealistic, and
thought somehow through my persuasion I could get
MSA back to what I thought it was intended to do."
He suggested that MSA had strayed from its
original role as a student government, and that it
needed more direction. Fous, a member of the
See RESIGNATIONS, Page 2
Luck o' the Irish
OW WOULD you like to purchase and own,
complete with deed, a castle in Ireland-for a
week? Well, that's what George Cavender, Uni-
versity band director did. "Fitzpatrick's Castle"
is a 48-unit condominium on the original castle's old apple
orchard and guests have full privileges to the castle. The
school bands, ever-willing politicians, and beauty queens
for parades, parties, and contests of all kinds to honor the
saint who drove the snakes from Ireland. If there was one
constant it was the various police departments' deter-
mination to keep high-spirited rowdiness under control and
that meant a crackdown on drinking. The police com-
missioner of New York-the home of the world's largest St.
Pat's Day celebration - said there will be thousands of of-
ficers on duty at today's parade and they will not hesitate to
arrest rowdy teenagers. ABC-TV's Good Morning America
:snlnnna:o- mrta -- nt a ,ivanoftrh+innan River
up views of the male and female anatomy usually seen by
urologists, gynecologists and proctologists." The executive
director of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union told the
Legislature's Judiciary Committee the issue was the First
Amendment and censorship, and not the quality of three
current "X-traordinary adult films," like The Satisfiers of
Alpha Bue, Misty Beethoven, and Fiona on Fire. "It's not
the work of art that matters but the idea an outsider claims
the right to make the choice for us," said William Olds. "If
we suppress a cheap movie today, we might suppress a
work of art tomorrow." n0
performed at Second Chance but the show turned into a
"near-riot" in which musicians and an audience of nearly
600 exchanged verbal insults, beer and glasses, leaving the
group scrambling for cover.
* 1966-Campus Vietnam protests drew public attention
as the Ann Arbor Vietnam Day Committee finalized plans
for its participation in the International Day of Protest, and
the Voice Political Party held an unauthorized noon rally on
* 1945-Michigan mermen established themselves as the
undisputed rulers of the Big Ten swimming circles hv