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See editorial, Page 4
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Vol. XCIII, No. 89
Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 19, 1983
on law linking
aid to draft
By BARBARA MISLE '
University officials are delaying a
decision on whether to provide financial
aid for male students who may be
denied federal money for failing to
register for the draft.
Under a new law effective July 1st,
all male college students, 18 years and
older, applying for federal aid
automatically will be rejected if they
can not prove that they have registered
with the Selective Service.
WE HAVE no decision to date in
regards to the University's position on
loss of student aid funds for those men
who don't register," said Harvey
Grotrian, University financial aid
But other schools already have taken
a firm stand on the issue and are com-
mitted to finding alternate funds for
students whose federal financial aid is
Yale University, and several other
eastern schools will lend their own
money to students if they are denied
federal aid. The loan, however, must
be paid back at market interest rates,
much higher than the rate the federal
loans offer, said Steve Kezerian,
associate director of public information
WESLEYAN University, Bryn Mawr
Oniversity, the University of Connec-
ticut, and Earlham College all have
established similar programs.
But the University of Michigan isn't
ready to take a stand on the issues.
See DRAFT, Page 2
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Pen-
tagon has directed preparations to
"wage war effectively" from outer
space and barred the signing of any
treaty banning space-based weapons,
which "add a new dimension to our
A secret 136-page document urges
that an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon
"should achieve" operational status by
fiscal 1987 and orders the Air Force to
devise concepts about how it could be
used in a prolonged strategic war.
THE DIRECTIVE orders the Defense
Department "as a matter of priority" .
. . to accelerate those areas of
technology offering the potential for
significant military advantage and
develop those space systems that have
been shown to enhance the U.S.
military balance of power."
The document, titled "Fiscal 1984-88
Defense Guidance," sets forth policy,
strategic, spending and planning
priorities during that five-year period
and reflects the thinking of the Pen-
tagon and officials of the National
Security Council within the White
It is accompanied by a covering
memorandum dated March 22, 1982,
and signed by Defense Secretary
Caspar Weinberger. It was made
available to United Press International
by sources familiar with defense issues.
PREVIOUS admhinistrations have not
emphasized the military uses of space
in the same way as the framers of the
guidance document, who "are deter-
mined to exploit the technology" now
available to weapons and space
engineers, the sources said.
"The Department of Defense will
vigorously pursue technology and
systems development to allow the laun-
ch and operation of space systems both
to provide responsive support and to
See PENTAGON, Page 5
Wrong directions Daily Photo by JON SNOW
Have no fear, computer wizards. The North University Building is not closing, but its sign was temporarily removed by
a construction crew.
Committee wants 'U' housing rate hike
SINGLE STUDENT RATE INCREASE -1983
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By BETH ALLEN
Inflation is running at less than 3 per-
cent, but dorm residents will be paying
6 percent more next year if a housing
panel recommendation is approved.
In the inimitable style of a used car
dealer, the Housing Committee an-
nounced next year's increases at not
quite 6 percent, but just 5.95 percent. A
lease in a standard double room will
cost $2,499.72, $149 more than this year.
Prices for "non-traditional" halls will
rise 9.95 percent.
THE RECOMMENDATIONS must
be approved by administrators and the
Regents next month before the hikes go
In making its report, the six-student,
four-administrator housing panel said
inflation will boost housing costs only
2.65 percent. But next year, residence
hall staff will be paid for the first time
by housing funds - not University
general budgets - forcing the remain-
der of the increase.
The rate increase is less than last
year's 9.55 percent increase, which
housing officials now say was more
than 2 percent too high. The surplus
created from that overestimation
reduces the increase needed this year.
"FOOD COSTS did not go up as high
or as quickly as we had expected," said
Norman Sunstad, associate director of
In addition to the rate increase
recommendation, the panel's report
includes several plans to give students
broader meal contract options.
Residents who wish to eat only one
meal per day in the dorm would be
charged $95 less per term, and those
who wish to eliminate their entire meal
See RATE, Page 3
Opinions vary in debate over $5 pot law
By CHERYL BAACKE
As debate over the proposal to repeal
the city's lenient pot law heats up, reac-
tions to the April ballot question from
students and city officials run from
favorable reviews to worries of student
"Obviously there are a lot of people
on campus who will use marijuana no
matter what the law is," LSA junior
Eric Hill said, adding that he thought
even a chance to vote on the pot law
wouldn't bring students rushing to the
LSA SENIOR Graydon Krapohl said
he believes the present law,sa $5 penalty
for possession of marijuana, is a fair
law considering that Ann Arbor is a
But Krapohl said that even though the
'If (Mayor) Belcher and his crowd are so
worried about their children growing up to
be dope smokers, they should make as little
fuss as possible about pot.'
- 'U' graduate student
"I think it's absurd they are putting
the proposal on the ballot," said
graduate student Kenn Miller. "If
(Mayor) Belcher and his crowd are so
worried about their children growing
up to be dope smokers, they should make
as little fuss as possible about pot."
Some students have even come out in
favor of the repeal, despite the popular
conception of the student viewpoint.
"IF YOU LOOK at the situation in
schools in Ann Arbor, the use of drugs
is increasing. In order to avert the
situation, laws must be toughened,"
said LSA junior Matt Harris.
Despite the bitter arguments over the
proposed repeal, city council member
Louis Velker (R-5th Ward) agrees with
those who feel that the issue should not
See DEBATE, Page 5
law suits many members of the student
community, he wonders if students will
make their opinions known at election
"I think students could make a dif-
ference, but I don't know if they will go
out and vote," he said.
OTHER STUDENTS have come out
emphatically against the proposal.
"The repeal is stupid for a college
town," said LSA senior who asked not
to be identified. "I can see what they
(the advocates) are concerned about,
but I don't think it will pass."
By LAURIE DELATER
The Michigan Student Assembly last night slam-
med the School of Natural Resources review commit-
tee, saying its recommended one-third budget cut
would cause irreparable damage to the school's
Assembly members agreed that programs cut by
the recommendation could not be adequately
replaced by other courses within the University, as
the school lends a unique perspective to issues that
would be lost in LSA or Engineering school courses.
SNR REPRESENTATIVE Dan Munzel, who
presented the statement to the Assembly, stressed
the importance of Natural Resources students in a
community so.plagued by environmental problems.
MSA also joined college campuses across the
nation in a
firm stand in favor of a nuclear freeze,
calling for an immediate halt to the nuclear arms
race between the United States and the Soviet Union
and future reduction in nuclear armaments.
After heated debate, the assembly members also
agreed that the University should divest from any
research and development which directly contributes
to the nuclear arms race.
LATER IN THE meeting, MSA members passed a
resolution urging the University to divest from all
financial holdings in corporations in S. Africa.
In other business last night, MSA supported an
amendment to the University by-laws proposed by
Lesbian and Gay Rights on Campus (LaGRoC). The
amendment would add a clause including sexual
orientation as a basis for discrimination at the
Daily Photo by JON SNOW
Heads up !
An Ann Arbor firefighter stands on top of an elevator car at the LSA Building
yesterday after employees reported smoke in the shaft. Firefighters cut
power to the elevator after they found contacts burningin its motor.
H AS SPRING FEVER begun to affect youj
already? Do you find yourself wishing that you
could travel to faraway and exotic lands? The
University's Office of Study Abroad may have
just the thing for you. How about Paris this spring? Or
nationwide media blitz asking that everyone stop using
Reynolds' widely-known former credit card number. The
Free Press ran a short item yesterday, United Press Inter-
national put it on the national wire, and-here it is in the
Daily's Today column. "I'm sorry my name is being used in
this fraudulent manner," said Reynolds in a Bell press
release, "I feel as much a victim as the people who have
been misled by this whole scam." In Michigan alone, all
long distance fraud cost customers $7 million in higher
phone bills last year, a company spokesman said. Bell ac-
complained Reynold's disclaimer along with a threat to
Blackwell's annual list with Houston Mayor Kathy Whit-
mire, who resembles the film character. Blackwell said
both of them appear to be "wearing Betsy Bloomingdale's
discards." Blackwell said that Hoffman as Tootsie "looks
rather dull but wonderful. Actually, I think he looks better
as a woman. If I were him, I'd never get out of that drag."
Princess Diana topped the list and drew a typical Blackwell
barb - "Shy Di has invaded Queen Victoria's attic!" Ac-
tress Bonnie Franklin, Victoria Principal and Charlene
Tilton, and singer Bette Midler also made the list along with
Christina Onassis, Princess Yasmin Khan, golfer Jan
sity. University debaters suffered two crushing defeats at
the hands of Northwestern and Chicago.
. 1966 - The student government prepared for a large
protest over an administrative report on the feasibility of a
student-run bookstore: The report said the bookstore would
not be economically practical.
. 1973 - Busloads of Ann Arbor students flocked to
Washington to protest the Vietnam war at President
. 1980 --Iran moved troops to reinforce its border with
Soviet-occupied Afganistan. Iranian officials said they