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reeks a gunpoint Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRER
These marching young toughs are actually Alpha Delta Phi fraternity nembers participating in a charity fund-raising.
stunt. These Greeks kidnapped six sorority presidents at mock gunpoint, including Cindy Reavis of Alpha Delta Pi, and
ransomed them off for $80 worth of groceries-but all for a good cause. After the sorority members lugged over the
grocery ransom, the food was sent to the Child and Family Services of Washtenaw County. And to reward themselves
for their exhausting criminal behavior, the participants dug into a self-congratulatory steak dinner. Crime pays, in food
for all.




The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April 10, 1982-Page 3
m activists try

to revive student
By LISA CRUMRINE the given time," said Lukor. "There m
Faced with impending cuts in finan- was a period when RSG was concerned
jal aid as well as possible University over housing problems, and we've got re
'utbacks in their own backyards, the same, situation now, with our to
everal Rackham students are attem- biggest concerns being financial aid s
ting to revive the semi-dormant and what's happending with the budget c
lackham Student Government. priorities committees." b
"Our goal is to become represen- Carla Dearing, director of RSG since t
ative again," said Rich Lukpr, a mem- January, agreed with Lukor, "There's
)er of the RSG council, working on a not much question," she said, "that it's b
Ph. D. in communications. "Most of because of the hard times - inflation, th
)ur activities are geared to finding a school and department reviews, and d
attern to get a representative picture financial aid."6
f what is going on." 'In order to be effective as a voice for
AN ACTIVE force in University Rackham's students, the council has at- n
tudent government during the mid-70s, tempted to do some restructuring, said m
RSG's role in student affairs has council member Mary Kay Noyallis. th
declined steadily over the past several "We're trying to restructure the L
years, according to RSG council mem- student government to get together a
bers. They say both participation in forum so graduate students can work w
RSG elections and the interest of the through something. We want to make o
council members themselves have RSG a liaison between the students and w
declined. In the most recent RSG elec- the Univeristy community." fe
tions, held in January, only 16 of the SUSSMAN said he feels the RSG can a
school's 6000 students voted. be an effective group. "RSG can re
"There was a time when RSG was provide a sense of the student A
very active and authentically represen- viewpoint, and give input to the
ted the student concerns," said Alfred executive board," he said. "I always D
Sussinan, Dean of Rackham. "RSG have felt a symbiotic relationship bet- b
was more prestigious than the other ween the Rackham executive board c
student governments." and RSG." g
But according to current RSG council Sussman said he understands the C
members, graduate students once difficulties of getting graduate students
again perceive a need for a strong involved in student governments, since '
student government, and RSG is about graduate students are involved so in- it
to make a comeback. tensely with their individual depar- s
"RACKHAM ebbs and flows, it seems tments. "I have talked with RSG about m
to depend on the salience of the issues at this, and we've talked over several e

models for an updated RSG," he said.
He added that what "has to be
ecognized is the primacy of depar'
ments at the graduate level, but at the
ame time, that there are certain issues
ommon to most students that can be
est addressed through organization
hat represents their viewpoint."
APATHY OF council members has
een a recent problem, but Lukor said
hat the present members are "7 or 8
eeply concerned individuals" who
feel a need to do something effective."
"We want to demonstrate our hope
ow, to get people in the fall to vote -
my greatest joy would be to lose, since
hat would show the apathy is gone,"
ukor said.
The first issue on which ASG i*
working is a forum, to be held April 16;
n the issue of re-allocation of funds
ithin the University. The forum will
vature a panel of deans from schools
nd colleges under review for budget
e-allocation, and Vice President for
kcademic Affairs Billy Frye.
RSG has made a point this year,
Dearing said, to get a voice in the
udget priority committees. One coun-
il member, Dorothy Cameron,
raduate student in education, is on the
EW review committee.
Not only has RSG worked to become
more action-oriented, said Dearing, but
I has also started meeting on a con-
istent, weekly basis, as opposed to the
monthly meetings last year, "Where
veryone said 'everything is fine' and
djourned," Dearing said.

Film co-ops hold their own

Although growing competition- and
rising costs have continued to plague
local film co-operatives this term,
members of the co-ops say the groups
are holding their own - for -the' most
But the financial problems are taking
their toll. According to Cheryl
Yanksevich, a member of Cinema
Guild - one of six local non-profit co-.,
ops - thegroups are "tending to play it
A BRIEF LOOK at some of the
listings shows that many are turning
more to blockbusters like Superman or
Kramer vs. Kramer to support the less
frequent showings of more obscure
films such as Jean.- Luc-Godard's
Breathless or John Huston's Fat City.
According -to Yanksevich, however,
"it's tricky" to plan how successful any
given movie will be, in spite of its
reputation, and that they are "often
surprised" liy the success or failure of a
The film calendars also reveal a
hekitation to show traidtionially iula'r
filmns early in'the week, o eveniings
when the chances of' anything ap-
roaching a full house are slim.
THE TENDENCY to bunch all of the


box office hits together on the weeken-
ds, however, has not done much to help
the problem of pulling in large audien-
ces in an extremely competitive
market, co-op members say.
"You can havea great film and not do
that well," explained Lori Smith of
Mediatrics, one of the two University-
affiliated co-ops. "We have com-
petition from all ends, she said, poin-
ting to the number of commercial
theaters and co-operatives in the area.
At least one edge that the co-ops have
over the commercial theaters, accor-
ding to Judine O'Shea of the Ann Arbor
Film Co-op, is flexibility. "Our goal is
to show really good movies," she said.
BUT WHILE Michael Kaplan of
Cinema II says that his group "is doing
fairly well this term," the futures of
two of the co-ops - Gargoyle 'and
Alternative Action - are uncertain.
"We need to get more people at the
shows, or we may stop running," said
Rick Halverson of Gargoyle. Accor-,
ding to Halverson, the School of Law-
affiliated group has held its own finan-
cially this year, but the fact that most of
its embers will 1eat tike orgahizatidn
next yedfddsto the'proklieni bf;an uh-
certain ecornomic eutlook
Dave Monforton of Alternative Action
said that although his group is not

having financial difficulties, it ma
stop showing films for other reasons
The motivating force behind Alte
native Action, according to Monforto
is to raise money for the Public Intere
Research Group in Michigan, the An
Arbor Tenant's Union, and Proje
LAST YEAR, the co-op raised $1,5
for each of the non-profit groups.A
this point, Monforton said, therej
"serious discussion" about wheth
showing films is the most effectiv
method of raising money.
Other factors in the decisionc
whether to continue include futu
competition, the desires of the group
new members, and the sizec
inevitable price increases (last yea
auditorium rental fees increased by
Additional major costs with whicha
of the film co-ops have to cope are pa
for unionized projectionists and fil
rental fees. The movies can co
anywhere from $150 for an old blac
and-white, to $300 for a foreign film t
an established director, to $500 for
- recent hit.
Alternative Action's Monforton sa
that although '"a few groups may
out" because of these costs or oth
problems, the overall future for the c
op film scene in Ann Arbor is good.

.....,._r_ -


MSA officials announce winners
(Continued from Page 1)
ALTHOUGH a new campus political
party called Voice won the MSA
Final results of the MSA eections presidency, a more established campus
~ .~ z~," party, the People's Action Coalition,
still maintained a majority among the
assembly's 35 representatives.t.
OffiCers: Music: PAC, which has held the MSA
President; Amy Moore (Voice), Vice Three way tie rito ins): James Frey, presidency for the past two years,
Pde~ A~W M*rt Vie. Tre* 4~YtI.(*ri# 4l~ QW~*~ ta~#~4~stayed ahead in the election, winning 15
Prsdent. Stephn Johnson (Voice) celo idex. John Abbrcciomento. seats on the government, while Voice
won 10 seats, including the new
Representatives Business Administrotion .president and vice president. The third
Kbthy Hortrick (PAC), bbin Cohen campus political party which ran a
n4 bysho) PAC). slate of candidates in 'the election, the
British Humour Party, won only three
. Arthit.t.e nd Urban Plannseats.
Steve schaumbTrger (independent). VId)MSA Elections Director Bruce Gold-
..~Tn Gtdeeris(indep~ert.
..arthP.rker (PAC) Michael Hayashi Art: AdrKn. man said yesterday that a total of 4,310
4d* 4nt), C ynta Reaves (Vice), Dentty;.Dzvd Ausryn (voiv) students cast ballots in this years' elec-
Ciarece L Stone (PAC), Charley Hitgley datlon:2- w oy tie (write.ins); tion, up four from last year. He said he
(SHP),Juli Gittlemn (PAC),Noncy vote each had expected more students to vote, but
Pochis(V , Robin Smith (Voice), ow yR attributed the smaller turnout to poor
Mok lin(A), ooSgi Vieweather.
Ri(ckJgnes(PAC).,depynd n rOnly one of the University's 17
.dnende..)...... schools is still without a representative
N , iatve: Ar kafter the election. The School of Social
Work had no candidates and no write-in
t~#~tACS~s~ l~~~r*winners, Goldman said.

Council bids farewell to members

Outgoing members of the city council
were awarded certificates of ap-
preciation and pins at Thursday night's
council meeting.
Mayor pro-tempore E. Edward Hood
delivered the certificates and pins to
Susan Greenberg (D-First Ward), Earl
Greene (D-Second Ward), Clifford
Sheldon (R-Third Ward), and David
Fisher (R-Fourth Ward). Hood said the
awards were4,given "as a very small
token of appreciation for all that's been
done," by the councilmembers.
GREENBERG quit city council 'this
year because she said she wants to

spend more time with her children.
Greene lost his party's primary and
Fisher lost his seat in Monday's city
elections. Sheldon did not say why he
quit his position on council.
Speeches of congratulations and
thanks were given by most of the coun-
cilmembers. David Fisher tearfully
said "I'll just say thank you."
Louis Velker (R-Fifth Ward) said
Earl Greene was a "man of many wor-
ds" and a "good politician." He also
called Fisher an unconventional
politician who "really cares."
Lowell Peterson (D-First Ward) said
it was important to note that the battles
in the city council, which were not in-

frequent, were over issues, not per-
sonalities or political parties.
Concluding the short ceremony, Hood
(R-Fourth Ward) said, "All of you have
been like a breath of fresh air and you
will indeed be missed."

Spider John Koerner will be the Ark's entertainment tonight, offering
ragtime, blues, and humor "from the one and only." The show starts at 9
p.m. at the Ark, 1421 Hill St.
Classic Film Theatre-The Deer Hunter, 4,7:30 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Mediatrics - Blow Up, 7,9:30 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Alternative Action - Fame, 7, 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Just a Gigolo, 7, 9 p.m.,!MLB 4. w
Cinema Guild - The African Queen, 7,10:45 p.m.; The Harder They Fall,
8:50 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema II - The Man Who Fell to Earth, 7, 92.15, Angell Aud. A.
Ann Arbor Go-Club- 2-7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Space Advocates - Pro-space organization meeting, 1 p.m., Union Welker
Gray Panthers - Mtg. on "Health Without Wealth," 3 p.m., 107 N. Fifth.
Creative Ensemble - "The Wine and the Wilderness," 8 p.m., Canterbury
Loft, 332 S. State.
School of Music - Clarinet recital, Marta Schworm, 2 p.m., Recital Hall;
Piano Recital, Timothy Hoekman, Pauline Martin, 4 p.m., Recital Hall;
.waxnnhn neita1 Jnmal Rossi. 8 n.m.. Recital Hall: Horn Students

prices fall
(Continued from Page 1)
bringing benefit to Americans across
the board," said deputy White House
press secretary Larry Speakes, in Bar-
bados where President Reagan is spen-
ding an extended Easter weekend.
"The message is very clear - we
have broken the back of the severe in-
flation problem with the recession
medicine," said private economist
Allen Sinai.
Sandra Shaber, senior economist at
Chase Econometrics, a consulting firm
in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., said, "The
several years of double-digit inflation
rates are behind us for the next several
The inflation results have not been
without costs. Sinai said.
"One cannot have this marvelous im-
pact on inflation obtained by a cold-
turkey method ..., without a tremen-
dous amount of negative fallout," said
Sinai, senior economist at Data
Resources Inc., a private consulting
firm in Lexington, Mass. He noted the
nation's 9 percent unemployment rate
and said industries affected by falling
prices would have a "tough time" with



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THEY SAID IT SHOULD . . . offer individual or joint leases, be within two
blocks of campus, provide furnished apartments, have a lobby that is attended 24
hours a day-7 days a week, offer a range of apartment sizes and prices, not
charge extra for heat, be quiet enough for you to study in your room or in the study
lounge, offer a pool, video games, recreation rooms, vending services, TV lounge,
laundry facilities, and organized parties.

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