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Abortion :
The struggle continues
See editorial, Page 4.

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Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom

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Frizzle
Chance of freezing rain today,
high in the upper 30s. Cloudy
tonight with a chance of rain, low
in the mid 20s.

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rVol. XCIll, No. 92

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 22, 1983

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

New 'free
university'
recalls
spirit of
the '60s
By JANET COHEN
If you're looking for a course on
drama and the Vietnam war or one that
examines the state of Western thought
as the 21st century approaches, Can-
terbury Programs has what you've
been searching for - and it won't cost
you a cent.
Beginning next week, the program
will try to rekindle the spirit of the 1960s
when classes for its "Free University"
meet for the first time, according to
staff member Jonathan Ellis.
THE IDEA of a free university, which
Ellis said has its roots in the social
movements of the 1960s, extends
beyond its non-tuition policy. The
classes are open to anyone who wants to
participate and feature an informal
teaching format, no grades, no strict
course requirements, and no credits.
The 11 courses being offered by the
program this term revolve around the
theme of liberation, according to Ellis.
"The courses are about how we can free
ourselves and help others free them-
selves," he said.
Jonathan Weber, an LSA senior who
helped plan the program, said the cour-
ses were designed for students with lit-
tle free time. Classes meet once a week
for two hours over the course of the
four-week term.
ELLIS SAID the classes provide a
chance to learn about topics that
usually don't surface in traditional
university courses. "It's not that these
things are never dealt with, but they
are never dealt with directly," he said.
Because budget cuts, lack of interest,
and politicking have ended many of the
University's unorthodox programs,
Prof. Henryk Skolimowski said the
Free University represents a necessary
alternative for people interested in
airing new ideas.
Skolimowski said the University
curriculum "has become fossilized."
SKOLIMOWSKI, a humanities
professor in the College of Engineering,
will teach the western thought course
with sociology Prof. Max Heirich and
psychology Prof. Richard Mann.
Ellis said many of the instructors, or
See FREE, Page 3

State

council

recommends
severe cuts

£or

University

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Blackjack ! Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Mike Morehouse deals a hand to Mary Kay Vashaw and Jim Williams as they enjoy the Las Vegas atmosphere at the
Ann Arbor Inn where the second annual Millionaires' Party benefit for the Michigan Theatre is in full swing. The fund
raiser will continue through tonight.
Attorney warns tenan ts
albout lan1dlord deception

By BILL SPINDLE
with wire reports
A state financial crisis council recom-
mended yesterday that lawmakers cut
deeper into higher' education to balance
the state's books, drawing near panic
reactions from University officials.
who claim this school could lose up to
$13 million.
Faced with a projected deficit of $850
million, the state needs to make over
$325 million in budget cuts, including
$60 million from higher education, in
addition to implementing a temporary
one-percent tax hike, the council said.
UNIVERSITY President Harold
Shapiro said in a statement released
yesterday that the cut council members
are backing would be "unmanageable"
and would "immobilize" the Univer-
sity.
Vice President for State Relations
Richard Kennedy said he did not know
how the University could absorb such a
cut.
"I don't know how we would plan for
anything of this size," he said. "We are
really up against the wall."
If a cut of $13 million for the
University's Ann Arbor campus were
approved, (15 million for all three
University campuses), it would be the
largest single cut the University has
ever received, Kennedy said.
THE FINANCIAL crisis council's
proposal did not recommend any
specific cut for the Unviersity, said
state budget office spokesman Pat Mc-
Carthy. The committee only made
general suggestions on where to cut,
leaving the details to the Governor and
lawmakers if the plan is accepted, he
said.
University estimates of the size of the

By GLEN YOUNG
If Jonathan Rose has his way, more
Ann Arbor tenants will assert their
legal rights and force local landlords to
clean up deceptive clauses in students'
leases.
Rose, a Student Legal Services attor-
ney, told a SLS workshop audience last
night that leases are only one form of
deception landlords use, and that
tenants have rights to protect them
from this abuse.
"TENANTS HAVE more rights than
they know, but fewer than they need,"
Rose said. Rose also said he believes
"tenants have to get a little mad to
assert their rights."
According to Rose, there are three
areas of deception which landlords
commonly use to pander to their tenan-
ts; Rose called these "three op-

pressions of tenancy." They include
confusing leases, high rent, and the
lack of building maintenance.
As an example of a confusing lease,
Rose cited clauses which falsely imply
that tenants who sue their landlords
must pay the landlord's legal fees.
ROSE SAID this is a common prac-
tice of landlords, and such clauses are
"capable of stifling you in obtaining
your rights." By law, Rose said, a suing
tenant is only required to pay $50 of a
landlord's legal fees, but the landlords
purposely lead tenants to believe the
fees may run much higher in hopes the
tenant won't sue.
Rose said such deceptive clauses are
prohibited by law. "Clauses are not
allowed to create probability of con-
fusion or misunderstanding," he said,
"and tenants have a right to have such
clauses removed and we recommend

they take advantage of this right."
Rose said landlords can be taken to
court if they fail to remove such
misleading clauses. "First you (tenant)
must write the landlord a letter poin-
ting out the confusing clause," he said.
The landlord then has 20 days to change
the wording in the clauses of all his
leases. If he doesn't, the tenant can sue
him.
A PROBLEM closer to the hearts -
and wallets - of most students is high
rent in the campus area.
Rose said the rates of rent normally
double every 10 years. He said landlor-
ds justify raising rents by citing rising
costs such as property taxes. "But,"
said Rose, "it's just the opposite."
Because buildings are often sold two
or more times during a decade, the new
owners of the buildings will raise rents
See RENTERS, Page 2

'U' enlists students

to

recruit

By SHARON SILBAR
For more than a decade, the Univer-
sity has tried to boost minority
enrollment. And for more than a
decade, the University has failed.
But the Office of Admissions is trying
to correct the problem through its
"Each one, reach one"program.
In "Each one, reach one," currently
enrolled minority students submit to
the admissions office names of high
school seniors who are potential ap-
plicants.
WITH THIS information, the ad-
missions office is better able to per-
sonally recruit these students, accor-
ding to admissions officer Dave Robin-
son.
Robinson said "Each one, reach one"
is a step in the right direction because
current students are often more suc-
cessful at communicating with potential
applicants than the admissions office
staff.
Edward Torres, a counselor for
hispanic students at the admissions of-
fice, agreed. "Hispanic students that

minorities
are presently here become a voice for
the University in their home towns," he
said.
THIS YEAR, the admissions office
has received about 300 responses from
students on campus who are willing to
participate in the program. Robinson
thinks they can do a lot better, though.
"There are a lot more minority
students out there, and every one of
them knows at least one high school
senior," he said.
Theprogram has had limited success
in its five years of operation, though, a
fact Robinson attributes to a lack of
financial aid funds for students. About
80 percent of the "Each one, reach one"
recruits are admitted to the University,
but only about 10 percent actually at-
tend. Once more aid is available for
middle-class minority students, Robin-
son said, recruitment will be easier.
ALSO, ROBINSON said, the ad-
missions office recently installed a new
computer which will help admissions
See 'U' Page 2

Shapiro
... alarmed by cuts
possible cut are based on the percen-
tage of past cuts the University has had
to shoulder. McCarthy said University
estimates would "probably" be close if
the $60 million cut came through.
Gov. James Blanchard and state
lawmakers expressed different
opinions yesterday as to how much
weight the council's proposal would
carry.
BLANCHARD said his fiscal proposals
will be "leaping heavily" on the
recommendations, but lawmakers said
the proposal would only provide the
basics for solving the state crisis.
House Speaker Gary Owen (D-
Ypsilanti) said he has "strong reser-
vations" about further spending cuts,
but believes that a combination of cuts
See SHAPIRO, Page 2
New flu
drug to be
tested on
illstudents
By LAURIE DELATER
Coughing, sneezing, and stomach up-
set will bring discomfort to many
University students this winter, but for
some it will bring $50 and a possible
remedy.
Researchers at the School of Public
Health are anxious to test the effec-
tiveness of a new drug on students
diagnosed as having a specific type of
flu - influenza "Type A." The resear-
chers are hoping to capitalize on the
expected outbreak of influenza this win-
ter.
According to Prof. F. DeWolfe Miller,
a member of the research team, volun-
teer students selected for the study will
pocket $50 each for sharing their
headaches.
See RESEARCHERS, Page 3

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Admissions officer Dave Robinson discusses "each one, reach one," a program designed to increase minority en-
rollment through the efforts of students already enrolled at the University.

TODAY
Naked comment
PEOPLE HAVE PICKETED and shouted and
blocked doorways to get attention from the
University's Regents, usually without success.
But earlier this week one man, who danced
around the Regents' meeting room before going outside to
yell obscenities and strip off all his clothes, managed to an-
noy the Regents just enough to land himself in a psychiatric
hospital. Police said the bizarre episode took place Thur-
sday in the meeting room with about 60 people and all the

ficers took the man to the psychiatric emergency unit at*
University Hospital. He was later transferred to the Yp-
silanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital.p t
All that junk
F~OR PEOPLE who wonder how much junk mail
arrives in a year, Walter March, of Stanton, Calif., has
a clue: lots. He saved all 1,017 pieces of junk mail that

isn't worthless. March, who is active in a group that takes
supplies to the needy in Tijuana, Mexico, said his collection
will make excellent paper logs to be burned on chilly
evenings. Q
Tax me, I dare you
AUL BELL IS tired of fighting the Internal Revenue
Service - But not for the usual reasons. For the eighth
consecutive year, Bell asked to be arrested and prosecuted
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The Daily almanac
O N THIS DATE in 1965, 600 students demonstrated
outside of the Michigan Theatre to protest a 25-cent
price increase made during the winter break.
Also on this date in history:
* 1912 - The Medical School faculty unanimously ap-
proved a plan for a student infirmary;
* 1913 - The Medical School faculty unanimously ap-
proved silver trimmings as part of the required equipment
for a gentleman on campus;
* 1918 - Members of Mimes, a university dramatic

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