The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 10, 1982-Page 3
SOME HA VE HUNDREDS
Profs get booked up at the Grad
By CHARLES THOMSON
I Although building a personal library takes years of
vork and vast sums of money, some University
professors can, and do, stockpile hundreds of books-
!with a little help from the Graduate Library.
SUnder the current circulation rules of the Harlan
Hatcher Graduate Library, faculty members can
borrow an unlimited number of books. And some
professors, taking full advantage of the opportunity,
have as many as 500 books checked out at the same
' A SURVEY last year showed that between 25 and 30
faculty members each had more than 100 books from
the Graduate Library in their possession, according
to Jim Cruse, head of Circulation Services for the
Matcher Library. Books may be kept indefinitely if
renewal notices periodically are mailed in and the
6lumes are not demanded by others. .
Cruse, however, said the library is "not really"
concerned about the number of books professors have
porrowed from the library.
"If someone really needs (the books), we know
where they are," Cruse said. "I see nothing wrong
with people having 100 or 200 books."
CRUSE SAID some faculty members might use the
library as a handy way to establish private collec-
tions. "It's possible," he said, "but I think the library
would be on very dangerous ground if we started to
question what is legitimate use and what isn't."
Some professors assert that the library's
borrowing privileges, coupled with the size of its
collection, are an important attraction for the
Charles Tilly, a professor of history and sociology,
said the policy has eased considerably his work on
three research projects. Tilly currently has an
estimated 500 books from the library. Some of the
volumes have been checked out for as long as six
years, although they typically are returned within
three weeks, Tilly said.
TILLY SAID his three projects employ one full-
time person whose major responsibility is keeping
track of the library books used by the project.
Tilly, who has done research at the University of
Toronto and Harvard University, said the University
has "a better library for our purposes than either of
Undergraduates are allowed many of the same
borrowing privileges as faculty members, Cruse
said, including the ability to renew books an
unlimited number of times. Undergraduates,
however, cannot renew books through the mail and,
unlike professors, are fined for overdue books.
Cruse said he found it amusing that persons with
hundreds of books checked out often return books
very promptly when others request them, but that it
is people "with three or four books that resort to
making up stories."
"Some of our best borrowers have large numbers
of books charged out," he said. "The number is not
-the issue." .
This story was reprinted from the
Daily's summer edition.
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WASHINGTON (AP)- Despite a new
:burst of support from President
;Reagan, Senate conservatives fell 19
,votes short yesterday in their first at-
tempt to quell a filibuster against anti-
But the battle was far from over, and
further moves to' stem the liberal
talkathon were scheduled for early next
IN YESTERDAY'S test, 47 members
avoted against cloture, the parliamen-
tary term for limiting debate to 100
hours, with only 41 favoring it. Under
Senate rules, 60 votes are needed to
curb a filibuster.
salt abortion debc
Both sides had predicted that initial
outcome, in part because several
senators have yet to return from a
congressional Labor Day recess.
Liberals have lined up against the an-
ti-abortion package, sponsored by Sen.
Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) saying it is a
direct attack op the Supreme Court's,
ability to interpret the Constitution.
ONE PROVISION is a congressional
finding that the Supreme Court was
mistaken in 1973 when it legalized most
"This amendment is an attempt to
reverse the Supreme Court by statute
rather than constitutional amen-
dment," said Sen. Bob Packwood (R-
Ore.), leader of the opposition.
The Helms proposal would also per-
manently ban direct or' indirect federal
payments for abortions.
ANOTHER, feature of the measure
declares that human life begins at con-
ception. And a separate provision calls
for expedited consideration by the
Supreme Court of any new abortion
A few hours before the vote, Reagan
spoke out for the second consecutive
day on abortion and other social issues
which New Right conservatives say the
president has neglected.
In a speech in Manhattan, Kan., the
president called for congressional ac-
tion, not only on' abortion, but on
restoring school prayer in schools and
for House passage of a constitutional
amendment. to balance the federal
"WE HAVE a sacred duty to protect
the innocent human life of an unborn
child," he said, after a year and a half
of relative inactivity on issues dear to
Majority Leader Baker said Thur-
sday that Reagan phoned him several
days ago to say he would lobby to end
the liberal filibuster.
drops despite hopes
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Cramped by
slow sales and poor profits, business
executives plan to cut 1982 spending on
expansion and modernization 4.4 per-
cent below last year after discounting
for inflation, the government reported
A It would be the first decline since the
1975 recession. And it would come in
the face of the Reagan administration's
big 1981 tax bill that was supposed to
A spur business expansiop and create
Just three- months ago, executives
,had estimated a 2.4 percent drop in real
spending on plants and equip ment this
.year. Yesterday's Commerce Depar-
tment report said surveys taken in July
and August showed plans being scaled
THE NEW decline, which was
generally expected, included plans by
:the maufacturers to cut real capital
,spending 6.6 percent below last year.
Other businesses plan a 3.1 percent
Whatever the specific figures,
economists inside and outside the
government have said for months that
0American business will not be able to
"spend the nation but of recession'-
-despite earlier administration hopes
that investment would be pushed by
business tax breaks provided in last
The new surveys were taken about
one year after Congress passed that
But with the recession heading into
its second year, private economists
$ay, there has been little reason for
businesses to expand production
U.S. INDUSTRY is using less than 70
percent of its presdent capacity, accor-
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