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Ninety- Three Years
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February gets off to a good start
with partly sunny skies and a high in
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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 1, 1983

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'U' stake
in South
Africa:
Hold stocks
or divest?
By JIM SPARKS
February figures to be a trying month
kor the faculty Financial Affairs Com-
mittee. Beginning today, they take up
the volatile question of whether to
maintain the University's investments
in corporations with operations in South
Africa.
In today's meeting, the committee
will discuss a proposal recommending
that the University keep its holdings,
despite a new state law requiring
divestiture.
COMMITTEE chairman Thomas
Gies, who drafted the proposal, said,
"We don't have to ignore social concer-
ns, but we can't (invest) solely on
that."
The committee's resolution is
scheduled to come before the faculty
senate Feb. 14, and then go on to the
Regents.
Gies, a Business Administration
professor, said the committee will only
recommend the best investment
strategy for the University, and will not
deal with the legal question of whether
the state has the right to dictate how the
Regents should invest.
ONE OF THE main dividing lines
between supporters and opponents of
divestment is a policy the University
adopted in 1978, asking companies with
South African affiliates to "Work
toward the enhancement of political,
economic and social rights for their
employees in South Africa."
Since that time, the Unviersity has
divested from one company for failing
to comply with the policy.
The policy, written by General
Motors Corporation board member
Leon Sullivan, lets the University "stay
up on the front line and tell these
people: look, we don't like some of the
things you're doing," Gies said.
See 'U,"page 6

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Daily Photo by WENDY GOULD
The sky's not falling
This workman is busy trying to keep up with the repairs being made to the roof of East Quad.
Sick dorm residents say
dorm food is the culprit

WASHINGTON (UPI) - President
Reagan yesterday sent Congress an
$848.5 billion budget 'freeze' for 1984,
calling it "urgently needed, strong
medicine," but Democrats attacked its
deep social cuts and large defense
spending increase. r
"The bad news is it's the same 'stay
the course' budget they've had the past
two years," said House Budget Com-
mittee Chairman James Jones (D-
Okla)..
REPUBLICAN and Democratic
congressional leaders predicted
Congress will reduce Reagan's defense
spending increase and reject his plan
for $146 billion in standby tax in-
creases to take effect in 1985 to reduce
budget deficits. Two new taxes would
include a $5-a-barrel levy on oil, in-
creasing gasoline prices by 12 cents a
gallon, and surcharge of 1 percent on
taxable income.
But they also agreed the economic
projections in the budget are not overly
optimistic and, for that reason, the
document will not be totally discarded
by Congress as the. 1983 Reagan Budget
was.
THE NEW budget would make deep
cuts in domestic spending, by '$29.7
federal budget would increase by $43.3
billion.
Reagan called this spending plan a
"common sense strategy," and ap-
pealed for congressional approval.
"The stage is set; a recovery to
vigorous, sustainable, noninflationary"
growth is imminent," he said.

By JACKIE YOUNG
Queasy stomachs may not be unusual
for students who eat in dorm cafeterias,
but a rash of intestinal upsets at West
Quad last week set off rumors that
some of the food was definitely out of
the ordinary.
While University officials said that
the outbreak of a flu-like illness was not

related to the dinners served last Thur-
sday, some dorm residents said the
large number of students suffering
from the mysterious malady led them
to believe they had been stricken with
food poisoning.
UNIVERSITY officials estimated
that 50 to 60 West Quad residents and 16
Barbour and Newberry residents, who

ate food prepared at West Quad, fell ill
between Thursday and Friday. The 35
residents interviewed Saturday by the
University were suffering from
vomiting and diarrhea.
But University sanitarian John
Kowalczk, from the Department for
Environmental and Occupational
See ILL, Page 2

N. Reagan
... hoping for support
IN FACT, the budget assumes that
the economy already has begun to
recover from the recession, and will
stay healthy for years to come. At the
same time, he forecast that unem-
ployment would remain above 10 per-
cent until well into 1984.
To keep deficits from rising higher,
the president called for a freeze on
federal pay and pensions for a year, as
well on overall spending on hundreds of
domestic programs. He asked
Congress to pare programs such as
See CONGRESS, Page 6

V.P. Overberger
resigns top 'U'
research post

By BARBARA MISLE
Vice President for Research Charles
Overberger will announce his
resignation today after 11 years on the
University administration.
Overberger, one of the nation's
leading organic chemists, will leave his
top-level post to raise funds to build the
University's new Chemical Science
Building and devote more time to his
research work with graduate students.
"I HAVE HAD the job for 11 years. I
was a senior executive officer and it is a
long time," Overberger said last night.
"I'll miss it, but it isn't as if I'm saying
good-bye to all my friends because I
will see them."
Overberger has kept up with his
research in macromolecular chemistry
throughout his term as vice president,
Ibut at 62, his workload has become too
time consuming.
"With three jobs you spend a lot of
time working and it is not that I didn't
enjoy it; I wouldn't have done it. Now I
will have more time for my personal
life."
UNIVERSITY President Harold

Shapiro reluctantly accepted Over-
berger's resignation and said the ad-
ministration will "greatly miss his
leadership as an executive officer."
'Until a succesor is appointed by a
University search committee, Over-
berger will continue to work.
Overberger received the prestigious
Horace N. Potts medal last November
for his achievements as a scientist and
his academic and professional leader-
ship. Overberger joins Pierre and
Marie Curie, Alexander Graham Bell
and Albert Einstein, all of whom
received the Potts medal.
Before coming to the University in
1967 as a Chemistry Professor, Over-
berger was a chemistry department
head and dean of sciences as the
Polytechnic Institute of New York. He
received his Ph.D from the University
of Illinois in 1944.
OVERBERGER was active in the fir-
st public debates over the issue of
recombinant DNA and a strong suppor-
ter of increasing government
regulations on research to insure
higher safety standards for human sub-
jects.

Bulimic
expelled
fromZTA
house
By ROB FRANK
Last Saturday afternoon, having
M aked her bags the previous evening,
arilyn Kilinski moved out of the Zeta
Tau Alpha sorority house. It had been
her home since September. Kilinski did
not ask to leave the sorority house; she
was told to leave the previous Tuesday.
The reason: Marilyn Kilinski has
bulimia.
The disease is a psychological one,
similar to anorexia, in which the in-
dividual "binges 'and purges," by
eating large meals and then throwing
up. Kilinski, an LSA sophomore, said
she "kind of got it" in the spring of last
year after pledging ZTA the previous
fall.
Though she knew she could not stop
the binging and purging, Kilinski did
manage to slow the disease near the
end of last year when she was only
throwing up "once every few days,"
compared to several times a day during
the first weeks of school.
Kilinski thought she was improving,
but Sue Hewitt, president of the
See SORORITY, Page 2

Marilyn Kilinski (inset) was asked to leave her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, due to the fact she has bulimia.

TODAY
Dally coup
ODAY's issue of the Daily marks the first produced
under the direction of the 1983 editors. They are: Editor-
in-Chief Barry Witt, a junior history major from High-
land Park, Ili.; Managing Editor Janet Rae, a junior po-
litical science major from Manhattan Beach, Calif.; CoOpinion
Page Editor Kent Redding, a junior political science major
from Fort Wayne, Ind.; Co-Opinion Page Editor David
Spak, a bachelor of general studies junior from Northfield,
Ill.; University Editor Fannie Weinstein, a sophomore

major from Warren. a r.
And more ...
A new business staff also takes over at the Daily today:
Business Manager Sam G. Slaughter IV; a sophomore
political science major from Birmingham; Sales Manager
Meg Gibson, a junior English and economics major from
Winnetka, Ill.; Classifieds Manager Pam Gillery, a junior
political science major from Columbus, Ohio; Operations
Manager Laurie Iczkovitz, a sophomore communications
major from Birmingham; Finance Manager Mark M.
Horita; a sophomore interdisciplinary engineering major
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stalking his victims for his hall's "assassin" game, in
which they object is to "kill" all the other players with an
innocent dart shot and remain the only participant "alive."
After the Daily ran a story on the incident on Saturday,
United Press International, the Associated Press, and
Detroit television stations picked up on it. The Ann Arbor
Police Department responded yesterday morning with a
press release condemning the game. "If the Police Depar-
tment receives a radio run 'man with a gun' and on arrival
are suddenly confronted with an individual wearing s ski
mask and carrying what appears to be a gun," the release
said, "the responding officer could construe it to be a life
thrvatonini citatinn and tiake the annronriate measures to

members of the Youth International Party (YIP).
Also on this date in history:
" 1967 - A panel of faculty members voted to recommend
that the faculty should remain neutral in the Cinema Guild
pornography case. Four members of the board of directors
of the film group had been charged with showing a por-
nographic film, "Flaming Creatures";
" 1969 - Washtenaw County Sheriff Douglas Harvey
failed to appear for a scheduled debate of the county jail's
living conditions. The Department had assured students
that if the sheriff was able to appear, someone from the
department would be there;
. 1971 - Congres hean an immediate investigatinn intn

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