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'E' for effort
See Editorial, Page 4


Sit Eitgan
Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom


Today will be partly cloudy with a
high only in the upper 30s.

Vol. XCIII, No.73 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, December 7, 1982 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

re ects bid
for student
LSA faculty members voted down a
motion yesterday, by a three to one
margin, to add a student to the college's
influential Executive Committee.
The majority of the faculty members
opposed physics Prof. Marc Ross'
motion to include a student on the
committee on the grounds that students
already have adequate input into the
college's decision-making process.
OTHERS ARGUED that students
don't have enough experience to serve
on the college's most influential com-
mittee or claimed one student would not
be representative of the entire student
More than 150 members turned out
'See FACULTY, Page 10

can't take euts

Readying for reindeer
Ed Harris (left) and John Loughrin put the finishing touches on this new office building on Catherine Street by the
Farmer's Market. They rushed to finish the job in time for Santa's Christmas Eve landing.

ch airman

The chairman of the English Composition Board
resigned last week, in the midst of a review which
may slice its budget by as much as 60 percent.
English Prof. Daniel Fader, who began developing
the writing program in 1976, resigned Wednesday.
His term will now end Jan. 1, about six months earlier
than planned.
FADER SAID he had talked with LSA Dean Peter
Steiner and the two agreed that "since the unit was
being reviewed it would be a good time for it (his
term) to end."
He said by stepping down now, a new chairman will
be able to go through the rest of the review process
and live with the results.
Steiner gave the news to a surprised composition
board staff Wednesday afternoon.
ACCORDING to John Reiff, coordinator of upper-
level writing for the board, Steiner said Fader had

not been giving the committee enough information on
the impact that different-sized cuts would probably
have on the unit.
"He (Steiner) used the term "stonewalling," Reiff
"Dan (Fader) had taken the position with the
review committee that cuts of any size would change
the unit so fundamentally that it would not be possible
to continue its work," Reiff said.
Barbey Dougherty, a lecturer for the board echoed
Rieff's comment. "I just don't think he (Fader) feels
it's appropriate to have a budget cut," she said.
STEINER SAID yesterday he understood by
"hearsay" that "the review committee was not en-
tirely satisfied that they had enough access to staff
and some of the staff didn't have access (to the com-
mittee) soon enough."
Butethe primary reason for a new chairman is to
avoid any confusion as to who is in authority as the unit
See ENGLISH, Page 6
to repeal
pot law
The campaign to repeal Ann Arbor's
$5 pot law was revived last night as city
resident William Bullard told City
Council members of a new petition
drive to put the repeal on the city's
April ballot.
The repeal was originally proposed
by Mayor Louis Belcher in October, but
he backed down on the issue when he
did not get enough support among his
ABETH SCOTT fellow Republican council members to
place the question on the ballot.
nference A GROUP of citizens said last week
d connec- that they would take the initiative
through a petition drive, and Bullard
made the formal announcement last
l any>night.
/ n "I wish to inform you that there is a
small army growing of more than a
according to hundred (who support the repeal),, and
pment com- it is growing every day," Bullard said.
"We intend to win, we intend that Ann
e built in two Arbor no longer be a pusher's
paradise," Bullard said, calling the
yen-story of- drug problem a "blight on the city."
euilding. The AT LEAST 3,500 signatures are
Ann, Huron, needed by January to put the proposal
on the April ballot. If the city ordinance
s-a thirteen were repealed, marijuana offenses
-hese will be would be punishable under state law,
ngton, First, which provides for a fine of up to a
IL, Page 10 See RESIDENTS, Page 10

With wire reports
Gov. William Milliken yesterday
gave a glimmer of hope to University
administrators who are fearing another
executive order cutting state aid to
higher education.
He said that the state's public univgr-
sities cannot stand another cutback and
that he would prefer to raise taxes to
balance the state's budget than to have
to order more cuts.
BUT administrators have reacted
cautiously to the statement, which
Milliken made in an interview with the
Michigan News Network, noting that
the decision will probably not be up to
him anyway.
Milliken has said that he would rather
leave the decisions about how to deal
with the state's latest fiscal crisis to in-
coming Gov. James Blanchard, who
will take office in early January.
Milliken has said Blanchard will be
able to make a more educated decision
about how to erase the estimated $500
million deficit because next month he
will have more recent indications of the
shape of the state's economy.
Blanchard, however, said the
Milliken administration should "face
the music" and deal with the problem
itself before leaving Lansing.
IN AN interview yesterday, Milliken
pointed to the dangers further cutbacks
in state aid could pose for public univer-
"If we continue to cut in the same
manner we will, perhaps, irreparably
damage our system of higher
education, which is noted for its ex-
cellence across the country and our
whole human service network," he
"And before we do that we must
either have the economy recovering to
provide the additional revenue and
resources we need or we should be
willing to get out and raise taxes to gain
further revenue," Milliken added.
UNIVERSITY officials, however,

were skeptical about Milliken's an-
"He has made that statement
before," said University Vice President
for State Relations Richard Kennedy,"
(but it) suggests how close we are to
cuts that are really unmanageable to
institutions of higher education."
Although Milliken's announcement
showed an understanding of the danger
of further cuts, he may find it difficult
to convince other state leaders to back
him in a politically unpopular tax hike,
Kennedy said.
See MILLIKEN, Page 6
State holds
upm one
for new
The state legislature surprised
University officials last week by
placing a number of state-financed
projects, including the construction of a
new building for the engineering
college, on hold until the state can work
out its budget problems.
The state has promised to spend more
money than it has for such projects, and
it still has to decide which projects will
be cut back. Until it can make that
decision, the money for all of the
projects will not be released, state and
University officials said yesterday.
RICHARD Kennedy, the University's
vice president for state relations, said
yesterday the University expects the
state to come through eventually on its
See STATE, Page 6

Feds threaten

Daily Photo by ELIZ
Developers Richard Berger (left) and Terry Seyler display a model of "Huron Plaza," a proposed hotel/co
center complex on Huron and Main Streets. Inset shows a walkway passing over one of the adjacent streets and
ting two parts of the complex.

A local development compan
night plans to build a hotel/
complex which would occupy
Ann Arbor.
Before beginning constructi
seeking a $6 million loan from
begin in May, 1983, if council
The company has already pu
buildings currently on those
Lounge, 109 N. Main, and the bt
the two it does not have optio

hears hotel complex p
Bank building and the old county jail property,a
y presented to city council last Richard Berger, a representative of the develo
conference-center/courthouse pany.
two city blocks in downtown THE COMPLEX, called Huron Plaza, would be
phases, according to Berger.
on, Huron-D&A Associates is Phase One would include two buildings-a sev
athe city. Construction would fice building and a ten-court District Court be
approves the project and the buildings will be located at the block bounded by
Ashley, and Main Streets.
rchased options on most of the Phase Two would include two more buildings
sites, including Joe's Star floor hotel and an eight-floor conference center.T
us depot, and will negotiate for on the adjoining block bounded by Huron, Washi
ns on, the Michigan National See COUNC

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal
government will garnish the pay or
pensions of 46,860 current or former
employees if they do not meet demands
to repay $68 million in defaulted student
loans, Education Secretary T. H. Bell
said yesterday.
Bell said it "is the beginning, the
kickoff of a new game in collecting on
our loans."The deadbeats on the
federal payroll are among 800,000 ex-
students who owe the government $1.1
billion in loans.
BELL FOUND the defaulters by
using a computer to check the Social
Security numbers and last names of
10.3 million past or present civil servan-
ts and military employees against a list
of student loans defaulters.
The crackdown follows enactment
two months ago of legislation authored
by Sen. Charles Percy (R-Ill.), that for

the first time gives the government the
authority to garnish up to 15 percent of
the pay of student loan defaulters on its
Percy, joining Bell at a news con-
ference, said the large number of
defaulters in the government's employ
"is really a slap in the face to every
taxpayer in the country."
Bell noted the defaulters were cutting
into the amount of money available for
loans to current students.
THE COMPUTER match showed
46,860 present or former federal em-
ployees defaulted on 50,393 loans, some
skipping out on more than one loan.
The loans, some dating to the early
1960s, were made under four subsidized
programs: Federally Insured Student
Loans, Guaranteed Student Loans,
National Direct Student Loans, and
See FEDS, Page 6

Staying on top
ODGING multi-colored insects and shooting his
way out of the grasp of the flagships, LSA junior
Eric Steinberg flew to the championship
Saturday night in the first Galaga tournament at
Bell's Pizza. Steinberg has been a regular Galaga player
since Bell's installed the game several months ago, and un-
til the tournament he was the pizza shop's undisputed

You don't mess around in Elmhurst
THIS POLICE officer wasn't about to be railroaded.
Patrolman Daniel Buenz instead made the Great
Train Arrest-he cited a train for driving too slowly-in
fact, not moving at all. The train had been blocking seven
crossings in Elmhurst, Ill. for 15 minutes, 5 minutes more
than city law allows, Lt. Ralph O'Connell said, and heavy
rain had flooded the main underpass. Buenz timed the

Hold the ketchup?
A MAN WAS jailed yesterday in Kenner, La. on charges
of ordering $4,600 worth of French fries to go-from a
fast food warehouse in a stolen truck. Police said Lawrence
Robinchaux, 34, of Marrero, hopped into a refrigerated
truck parked near a Burger King warehouse and drove off
with 184 cases of frozen shoestring potatoes. Police
spokesperson Ruth Barnett said officers responding to
reports of a suspicious vehicle noticed Robichaux fleeing
the stopped truck in a van. The truck was missing two

situation where "Communists may seize the city and start a
red terror."
Also on this date in history:
" 1914-Scandal rocked the University as a freshman
student ran off to Detroit to elope with a woman 19 years his
" 1950-Ann Arbor stores stocked their shelves with
colored oleo, as sale of the margarine became legal.
+ 1955-The Student Government Council voted to
liberalize the University driving regulations, by lowering
the student driver required age from 26 to 21. l



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