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See Opinion Page

Ninety-Three Years of Editorial Freedom


A sports prediction" M a'e that,
too, but it will be blue skies over
Michigan Stadium today, with a
wonderfully-warm high around 85.


Vol. XCIII, No. 3

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 11, 1982

Free Issue

Fourteen Pages

Student aid
saved by

University students will receive
almost $600,000 more than expected in
federal financial aid this year, due to
yesterday's Senate vote that passed a
controversial budget bill.
The Senate's vote handed President
Reagan his second major political set-
back in as many days, passing into law
a $14.2 billion supplemental ap-
propriations bill that the President
vetoed two weeks ago.
THE SENATE vote was 60 to 30 in
favor of the veto override. Thursday,
the House voted 301 to 117 to kill
Reagan's veto.
Nationally, the bill will provide an
additional $217 million for student
financial aid programs.
The bill will also provide the Univer-
sity with a much needed $250,000 for the
Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Grant Program, bringing its total 1982-
83 allocation to about $1.2 million. The
University originally expected this
year's SEOG appropriation to drop by
25 percent, or more than $260,000.
IN ADDITION, the bill will increase
the maximum Basic Educational Op-
portunity (PELL) Grant for University
students from $1,674 to $1,800. In the
BEOG Program, the University was
scheduled to lose $600,000, a 12 percent
The bill will also have some impact
on the 1983-84 financial aid budget
because it sets a precedent for in-


creased funds, said Harvey Grotrian,
director of the University's Office of
Financial Aid.
In last February's 1983-84 budget
proposal, the president called for a
devastating 50 percent cut in financial
aid funds from the 1981-82 level.
"IT WAS ONE thing to call for a 12 to
13 percent decrease for 1982-83, and
quite a different animal to even propose
a 50 percent reduction for the following
fiscal year," Grotrian said.
A bill passed by Congress last March
called for a freeze of federal student aid
funds at the 1982-83 level. For this
freeze to remain eff ective, Congress
must pass another such bill by Sept. 30,
according to Grotrian.
Another vote on that bill, he said,
"would go right up to the final hour.'
PRIOR TO the Senate' vote, Univer-
sity officials were cautiously op-
timistic. After the. vote, they were
pleased with the outcome of what many
considered a long, uphill battle.
"Everybody's very happy here," said
Thomas Butts, who represents the
University in Washington. "Certainly
it's a case where we can all feel the
money is legitimately needed and not a
pork barrel situation," he said.
"Obvi'usly we're extremely
delighted," said Grotrian. "Congress
has sent the president a clear message.
A line has been drawn which says that's
See SENATE, Page 11

FRESHLY COATED in true Maize paint, the letters of "Michigan" stream across the stadium's
new All-Pro turf. A stadium groundskeeper (right) prepares Maize-colored flowers to be planted
at strategic locations around the stadium.
Renovations make

Attorney hints Arroyo

Staff protests possible pay freeze

When the administration's top brass meet in the
Regent's room next week, they will be sitting two
doors and a few steps away from a crowd of angry -
and potentially underpaid - University employees.
A group of clerks, librarians, and technicians, who
do everything from blow glass to operate the CRISP
computers, will gather around the cube on Regent's
Plaza Thursday to protest the fact that they may not
get a pay raise this year.
THESE NON-faculty staff, none of them unionized
are angry because the administration announced this
summer that unless the University gets more money
than expected from the state, their salaries will be
frozen in lplace this year.
On the other hand, if current University plans hold,
professors will be given salary hikes on the basis of
teaching and research excellence, a bias the clerks
find appalling.

'We feel this is being made a school
for rich kids and professors, and
everybody else can go to hell.'
-Shirley Silverman,
psychology department clerk
"We are protesting that people won't be getting a
raise, but especially the discriminatory nature of the
pay plan," said Shirley Silverman, a clerk in the
psychology department.
"WE FEEL THIS is being made a school for rich
kids and professors, and everybody else can go to
hell," she said.
The protest - to be held between noon and 1:30
p.m.-is being organized by members of a group
called the Organizing Committee for Clericals (OCC)
- which has tried several times to unionize the
University's non-faculty staff.

Although the protest is not another attempt to
unionize, it may leave the door open for another try,
OCC members said.
"THERE ARE STILL a lot of clericals interested in
it (unionizing)," said Dawn Chalker, one of the
protest's organizers. "It's an important decision as
to whether this is the. right time (to unionize). "
It has become more apparent given recent hints
from Lansing - that the University will not get the
money it wants, and that non-faculty employeees will
not get the raises they want.
While fighting for their own pay increases, protest
organizers have insisted that they are not protesting
against groups that did receive increases, nor ad-
vocating higher tuition so that students must
shoulder the burden of a pay hike, Silverman said.
"We still protest the student tuition increase ... we
don't want to be pitted against students," Silverman
Chalker said she wasn't sure how many people
would attend the rally, but they were expecting a
"good number" of people to show up.

may plead
Arthur Arroyo's attorney said
yesterday he will try to prove his client,
who is charged with setting the fire that
destroyed the University's economics
building last year, has "a true mental
The disclosure was the first serious
indication thot Chief Assistant Public
Defender Mitchell Nelson may try to
prove Arroyo's innocence on the groun-
ds of mental illness. Nelson made the
remarks to a Daily reporter after
yesterday's proceedings in the trial 'of
the former University employee.
EARLIER IN the day, two friends of
Arroyo testified that he told them he
broke into the Economics Building last
Thanksgiving and one of the two said
Arroyo also confessed he set fire to the
building a month later.
Ann Arbor Police Det. Daniel Bran-
son also testified about the confession
Arroyo allegedly made to him and Det.
Craig Roderick after Arroyo's arrest
last February. "He (Arroyo) said he
was angryat the University," Roderick
said.a"He said he had had three jobs
with the University and was treated un-
fairly because of his sex. He thought he
was superior to other, female clerical
workers, and was taken advantage of
because he was a male."
BRONSON SAID Arroyo was "very
upset, concerned, and remorseful," and

"had something on his mind that he
didn't quite know how to deal with."
Arroyo said he had gone to the
Economics Building in the early mor-
ning after Thanksgiving and broken in,
according to Bronson. "He went up-
stairs and gained entrance to another
office by breaking the window with a
chair, and took a typewriter and typing
materials," he said.
Arroyo has "some very deep-seated
psychological problems," Nelson said.
"He's bright enough that he's very dif-
ficult to treat. He often seeks help for
his problems, then rejects it," he said.
Earlier this year, the State Center for
Forensic Psychiatry found Arroyo
criminally responsible for his actions.
"WHAT I'M trying to do is establish
his mental state," Nelson said. "I think
it's going pretty well. I think the judge
is beginning to see that Arthur Arroyo
has some sort of mental problem that
needs attention."
Roger Keller, describing himself as
"a good friend and confidante" of the
defendant, testified for the prosecution
that Arroyo admitted the crimes he is
charged with on Dec. 18-four days af-
ter the Economics Building fire and the
day that Arroyo left for California,
where he was arrested Feb. 12.
"He called me at 6 a.m. on the 28th
and said he had to talk to men. He said
See ATTORNEY, Page 8

Ah, art
NOT EVERYONE in Ann Arbor is a lover of
modern art, Matthew Hoffman learned early
yesterday morning. Vandals took one of the
steel sculptures from in front of his Maynard
Street jewelry store shortly after midnight, and dragged it
nearly a block away before they were apprehended by
police. Weighing 250 pounds, the abstract silver sculpture
is the lightest of the five that have decorated the sidewalkr
outside Hoffman's store since mid-summer. The only
question now, he said, is how he is going to get it back from
the police station. Vandals have tipped over the sculptures
before, Hoffman said, but this is the first time anyone has
taken one.D

New legal ground on the rights of cats was pioneered in San
Antonio, Texas this week when a judge awarded cat support
in a divorce suit. John Ross Nolan was granted custody of
two cats in his uncontested divorce, plus a $5-a-month cat-
support payment from his ex-wife. "The history of it is, he
is going to keep the cats and she wanted to contribute to the
support of the cats," said J. Lawton Stone, Lawyer for
Nolan. The money will go toward keeping Nolan's cats well-
fed, the court's order stated. The felicitous feline
breakthrough was a surprise even for Stone. "I thought the
judge was going to fall out of his chair when he saw the cat-
support provision," Stone said.
What's better than an all-night restaurant in a town full of
students pulling all-nighters? According to the

a drinkery, too, as of Sept. 24. Because there are only 57
liquor licenses in the city and new'licenses are not issued of-
ten, Pantree had to buy a bar in order to take over its licen-
se, according to Paul Kacer, president and part-owner of
the restaurant. "We were anxious to get the license because
our menu is changing," Kacer said. "People aren't eating
quiche today, they are eating nachos . . . Nachos without
beer is like bread without butter." The license cost the Pan-
tree more than $100,000, and it will be transferred to the
restaurant after next week's closing of the Wonder Bar, left
dry by the change in ownership.
The Daily almanac
On this date in 1976, the Wolverines won their season
opener against the Wisconsin Badgers, 40-27. Harlan
Huckleby scored three times and rushed for 121 yards, and

Also on this day in history:
" 1974-University General Counsel Roderick Daane an-
nounced that the University would be required to grant
students access to their academic records because of the
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act passed in
* 1968-A group of 50 University students, together with a
group of Flint citizens, chanted and booed Hubert Hum-
phrey at a speech in Flint. Chants of "peace now" and "stop
the war" caused Humphrey to interrupt his speech several
times. "I'm not going to try to outshout my young friends,"
he said.
On the inside.. .
The Opinion Page has a dialogue with Republican guber-
natorial candidate Richard Headlee. . . Arts previews Sun-
day's free Eclipse Jazz Summer Send-Off Concert . . . and
Sports gives football fans an idea of what to expect in


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