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EAST LANSING (UPI) - The recent trend of de-
clning enrollments in Michigan's elementary and
secondary school districts should level off in the next
fite years, according to a study by a group of medium-
sited districts released yesterday.
The organization of 20 school districts comprising
the Middle Cities Association sees annual enrollment
declines slowing from the average 3.68 percent per
year during the 1976-81 period to an average of 1.52
percent per year from the current school year
While making the prediction that enrollment losses
would slow in the near future, association executive
director C. Robert Muth predicted sharp declines in
future high school enrollments will require con-
solidation of facilities, programs and staff.
"THESE ADJUSTMENTS will be much more dif-
ficult than those made for the declining elementary
enrollments of the 70's," Muth said. "Staff changes
ollment drop to slow
' adjustments will be
much more difficult than
those made for the declining
elementary enrollments of
-C. Robert Muth, Director.
Middle Cities Association
will be more difficult and consolidations will have to
take place within the confines of stringent budgets."
Predicted 1982-87 enrollment decreases range from
a 20.6 percent loss in the Bay City district to a scant
0.8 percent reduction in Grand Rapids, with an
average loss of 7.6 percent predicted.
Bay City suffered the greatest losses over the last
five years, with an enrollment decline of 29.6 percent.
The study also predicted slowing but still substantial
enrollment declines in the next five years for South-
field, 18.1 percent compared with 29.1 percent in the
last five years, and Niles, an 11.7 percent predicted
decline compared with a 19.1 percent loss from 1976 to
Districts where enrollment declines are expected
to be cut by half or more are Grand Rapids, Ypsilan-
ti, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Marquette, Battle Creek,
Willow Run, Muskegon Heights, Monroe, Saginaw,
Pontiac, Flint and Lansing.
Financial data for the 20 districts released in the
report showed the average teacher's salary in the
school systems rose by 40.1 percent between the 1976-
77 and 1980-81 school years from $15,464 to $21,690.
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cluded and whether there are mistakes
in factual statement," he said.
"Sometimes a student may start on a
false premise, but include an odd or
unique reading of the text which I
believe is particularly interesting."
If a student doesn't get it right the fir-
st time, many (but far from all)
professors allow a second chance.
Resubmitted papers-if the student is
willing to do the extra work-can give
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quite a boost to a grade point average.
SUBMITTING A first draft "begins a
conversation between the student and
instructor, in which questions may
arise that can help to clarify the
paper," said Kate Clark, an English 125
teaching assistant. "Rewriting and
revision is also extremely important."
And at the English Composition
Board office, the stress is definitely on
rewriting and revision.
But the big question was, as usual,
grades. Most professors said they had
no formula for an 'A' paper while others
didn't want to comment on the subject.
According to Beaver, A's are "fine
work," and "truly superior," while
"B"'s can also be "perfectly good,"
and "solid work." Below "B" come the
average grades, and below that he
Art History Prof. Diane Kirkpatrick
said a "A" paper "is well written,
shows clarity of expression, and
displays original thinking."
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Pipeline dispute deadlocked
UNITED NATIONS - The dispute between the United States and its West
European allies over the Soviet natural gas pipeline is so serious "There
was no point in discussing it" at the United Nations, a U.S.
spokesman said yesterday.
The spokesman, John Hughes, said the U.S. and its European allies were
virtually deadlocked over President Reagan's sanctions against the
He said Secretary of State George Shultz did not discuss the subject in
separate sessions with West Germany State Secretary Bernd von Staden on
yesterday and French Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson on Sunday.
"There's nothing in the works," Hughes said, "Nothing is going on. The
President's policy is firm, although he is happy to talk about alternative
"It was quite clear that the United States and France disagree and there
was no point in discussing it in this forum," Hughes said. He said other
European allies shared France's perception.
UAW delays contract vote
DETROIT - A rank-and-file vote on the tentative pact between the United
Auto Workers and Chrysler Corp. apparently has been put on hold so
changes can be made aimed at soothing worker dissatisfaction, officials said
No ratification deadline has yet been set by the union, nor have the
meetings to explain the contract been scheduled at the 52 union locals around
the country that serve Chrysler outposts.
On Sept. 17, the union's Chrysler Council approved by a slim 51 percent
vote the tentative pact that had been reached with the automaker the day
UAW leaders originally wanted the pact ratified by Oct. 4. But that
deadline has fallen by the boards in light of widespread worker anger over
International Harvester keeps
Ohio plant, closes in Indiana
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Ohio won a $30 million bidding war with Indiana
yesterday when International Harvester Co. announced it wuld expand a
truck and bus assembly plant in Springfield but close a similar operation in
Ohio officials and Springfield workers were jubilant. Gov. James Rhodes,
who got state officials to raise a loan guarantee when it looked as if Indiana
would win, flew 40 miles to Columbus to meet with International Harvester
executives for the formal announcement.
Rhodes said he would go to work to sell trucks and urged dozens of Har-
vester workers who gathered at a news conference to do the same.
The decision will cost Fort Wayne about 2,000 jobs, but Harvester will
retain about 1,900 workers there in other than asembly operations.
For Ohio, it will mean creation of about 1,500 new jobs in the next 15 mon-
ths as Harvester expands its truck and bus production at Springfield from
about 150 per day and now to around 400 a day.
Rains wipe out raisin crop
SAN FRANCISCO - Torrential rains brought to California by tropical storm
Olivia wiped out most of the new U.S. raisin crop and struck hard at canning
tomatoes, according to industry figures quoted yesterday.
"It is a disaster. We are approaching a point now that we can expect total
losses for a lot of individual growers," Fresno County farm adviser Peter
Christensen said. "There are going to be some huge losses."
The unseasonal, harvest-time rains caught about 90 percent of the raisin
harvest as the grapes were drying in the fields, Fresno County Agriculture
Commissioner Cosmo Insalaco said.
Raisin growers had hoped for a dumper harvest of more than 260,000 tons
following a relatively small harvest last year.
Ron Kister, president of the Raisin Bargaining Association in Fresno,
said it looked as if only 25 percent to 30 percent of the raisin crop would be
McDonald's, Burger King
back in court over ads
MIAMI- McDonald's went to court again yesterday in its attempt to stop
an attack on Big Macs by Burger King, although the $20 million advertising
campaign has already started.
Attorneys for the nation's top two hamburger-sellers appeared before U.S.
District Judge Eugene Spellman in a hearing on a lawsuit filed by Mc-
Donald's. The suit seeks a temporary injunction to stop the commercials.
McDonald's filed the action Thursday, charging that the ads were "false
Attorneys for McDonald's contended yesterday that Burger King was
delaying producing documents to back up the campaign, and indicated they
might seek an emergency restraining order to halt the ads as soon as
Burger King opened its "Operation Bob," for Battle Of the Burgers, over
the weekend. The first television commercial, aired Sunday, showed a little
girl on a swing asking, "Do I look 20 percent smaller to you? I must to Mc-
Donald's. When I order a regular hamburger at McDonald's, they make it
with 20 percent less meat than Burger King."
In court yesterday, McDonald's attorneys charged that the ads will do
damage every time they are aired, and that the matter deserved immediate
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