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Ninety- Three Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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-.al. XCIII, No. 101

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, February 2, 1983

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

University
media
ervices
to face
preview
By GLEN YOUNG
L University media services will be the
ext area to face a performance
review, with possible budget cuts
looming in the future, University of-
ficials said yesterday.
The purpose of the review is to "pull
together the wide array of activities
going on in the various departments
and see what dan be done to coordinate
them more efficiently," said University
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Billy Frye.
BUT, HE ADDED, "We have a
neaking suspicion there are savings to
be made and that is what is propelling
us, but we won't know until we uncover
some of the facts."
Robert Holbrook, associate vice
president for academic affairs, said,
however, budgetary considerations
were not the major priority of the
review.
"It's hard to say until we know what's
oing on whether there can be a
avings. One of the questions which
must be asked is whether there is ex-
cess here, too much service there, and
so on," he said. "On the other hand, you
have to ask, is there not enough service,
in one area.",
ONE SERVICE that will almost cer-
tainly be reviewed is Michigan Media,
which coordinates all visual media at
the University, according. to Holbrook.
"Michigan Media will probably be in-
cluded in the review because they are
e largest and most diverse," he said.
But Michigan Media Director Hazen
Schumacher said the service, which
received a $250,000 cut two years ago,
would have a hard time handling
another budget reduction. "Right now
we're operating at minimum. Just last
week we had to lay-off six people, so I
hope they don't cut us," he said.
Schumacher said he thought the main
purpose of the review was to eliminate
he duplication of services. "Last time
two years ago) the question the com-
See MEDIA, Page 2

Trucker

killed

as

strike continues

From AP and UPI
Ambushers attacked truck drivers
along the nation's turnpikes yesterday
with bullets, rock and bricks in attem-
pts to enforce the independent truckers'
strike.
A Teamster Union driver was killed
and two other persons seriously injured
in the bitter hit-and-run warfare.
MANY OTHER drivers were hurt by
flying glass as the violence that began
early Monday spread to 21 states.
Pennsylvania and Ohio, the main
corridor between East and Midwest,
were the hardest hit, with trucks hit by
sniper fire, rocks, bricks and metal ob-
jects. Trucks were burned, tires
slashed and nails strewn in parking
lots.
Three independent truckers were
arrested on charges connected with the
strike.
TEAMSTER TRUCKER George
Capps was killed by rifle fire Monday
night while driving between Smithfield
and Newton Grove, N.C.
"We must condemn this sort of
horrible violence," said Teamsters
President Roy Williams in a statement
yesterday. "We are deeply saddened

and troubled by this action."
Williams called for government
protection for Teamster dri'ers, and
added, "We are also developing
programs to minimize the exposure to
violence in such situations."
"I'M AFRAID of violence," said in-
dependent trucker Claudie Dalton, of
Fairfield, Calif., who pulled his rig off
the road. "I got shot a lot in Vietnam
and I don't need any more of that here."
Five truckers were hurt yesterday
when bullets or rocks hit their trucks in
unrelated incidents in Alabama,
Maryland, Florida, Connecticut, and
Oregon. Two drivers were injured
Monday in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Strike organizers claim 1,000 of
Michigan's independent truckers were
expected to shut down their rigs in
protest of new federal laws that will in-
crease highway user fees and raise fuel
.costs by five cents a gallon.
ONE INDEPENDENT driver said
the pickets he met at a Grand Rapids
institutional food supplier's warehouse
were courteous and made no threats.
"They asked us to turn around, but
shoot, we weren't going to turn
around," said Timothy Moening, who

works for Dart Cups Truck Co. of
Mason.
Moening said he sympathizes with
the strikers' goals but maintains he
really cannot affort to shut down his
rig.
"THE COMPANY tells us if we don't
want to run, they'll find someone who
will. I told the company I'd rather not
run but if I don't, it just means ... I'm
out of a job."
The Independent Truckers
Association, which claims to represent
100,000 drivers who own their rigs and
haul loads for a fee, called the strike to
protest the Reagan administration
program to hike taxes on fuel and road
use.
The majority of the nation's truck
drivers, however, are members of the
Teamsters Union who work for wages
under contracts.
The federal truck-use tax that has
angered drivers doesn't take effect un-
til July 1985. The truckers also want a
lid on state highway tpxes, a rollback of
the new federal levies and a recon-
sideration of the 55 mph speed limit. A
nickel-a-gallon boost in the federal
gasoline tax takes effect in April.

Daily Photo by JON SNOW'
Friendly neighbors
Third floor residents introduce their dorm, Markley, to the parking struc-
ture across the street.

Congress may arrest EPA head

WASHINGTON (AP) - A congres-
sional lawyer said yesterday the House
may arrest the head of the Environ-
mental Protection Agency if the Justice
Department won't prosecute her for
contempt of Congress.
Stanley Brand told reporters at U.S.
District Court that direct action by the
legislative branch may be necessary if
executive officials persist in their
refusal to seek a grand jury indictment
against the EPA Administrator Anne
Gorsuch.
THE HOUSE, on a vote of 259-105 last
December, cited Gorsuch for contempt'
because she refused, on President

Reagan's orders, to produce sub-
poenaed documents. The House action
directed the U.S. attorney to present
the case to a grand jury, but the Justice
Department has declined that order.
Brand said Congress may be forced
to bypass the administration.
"The department may force us into
that position if they continue to thwart
the statutory provision . . . if they con-
tinue to refuse to apply the laws that we
passed," Brand said.
His comments came after a hearing
before U.S. District Judge John Lewis
Smith, in which the House sought to
dismiss an unprecedented civil lawsuit
brought by the Reagan administration

against Congress.
The suit is seen by the Justice Depar-
tment as a way to resolve the executive
privilege issue without prosecuting
Gorsuch.
Assistant Attorney General J. Paul
McGrath argued that the law requiring
Gorsuch to be prosecuted "does not
deprive the executive of his discretion'"
on whether prosecutionis justified. The
House, however, argued that the law is
clear and that putting Gorsuch on trial
is the only legal way to proceed.
BRAND ARGUED that the suit
violates the Constitution's speech and
debate clause, which provides that

congressmen cannot be challenged in
court for their legislative actions.
The House wants the lawsuit
dismissed so the department is forced
to present the case to the grand jury for
an indictment.
Smith said he would decide later, ob-
serving only that the issue is "obviously
an interesting and important question."
The subpoenaed documents involve
the EPA's enforcement of the $1.6
billion "superfund" program to clean
up abandoned chemical waste dumps.
The House Public Works investigations
subcommittee said it had quesitons
about whether EPA was vigorously
pursuing polluters.

... charged with contempt

Ark may be named
historical landmark

F By CARL WEISER
The building which presently houses
The Ark, Ann Arbor's avante-garde cof-
fee house, will probably be spared the
wrecking ball because of efforts to have
the structure named an historical lan-
dmark.
Louisa Peiper, staff director of the
city's Historical District Commission,
said she was "absolutely positive" the
city council would approve the com-
ission's proposal to declare the
building, known as Hill House, part of a
Local Historic District.
STRUCTURES which are designated
part of such a district may not be torn
down, Peiper said.
Officials of the First Presbyterian
Church, which owns Hill House, have
been considering selling or demolishing
the house to make way for a parking lot.
Senior Minister William Hillegonds
aid the building is badly in need of
repairs which the church cannot afford
to make.
Kathleen Dannemiller, co-founder of
The Ark, said the designation probably
won't help The Ark stay in its rent-free
home of the last 15 years.
"THE ARK can't afford to buy the
house," Dannemiller said. "We offered

to help fix it up but they just want the
money."~
A majority of the congregation
present at a recent church meeting
voted in favor of demolishing the house,
Hillegonds said. But, he said, the final
decision on what to do with Hill House
will be made at a meeting of the
church's governing session on Feb. 9.
Peiper said the process of having a
structure designated part of the
Historic District begins with conduc-
ting extensive research into the
building's past to prove its historical
value to the community.
SO FAR, commission researchers
have uncovered a number of details
about the home's history. Hill House
was built in 1895 for Henry Adams, a
world-renowned professor of economics
at the University, Peiper said. She said.
the house is architecturally insignificant
because its Georgian colonial style did
not become prominent until many
years after the house was built.
The house remained in the Adams
family until 1963, when the church pur-
chased it. Church officials intended to,
tear it down immediately to make room
for a parking lot.
See ARK, Page 2

Weather
forecasting
not" always
reli~able
By TRACEY MILLER
If the weatherman said it, you can
forget it. Or you should at least question
it, retired atmospheric studies Prof.
Nelson Dingle said last night at a lec-
ture on the unseasonably warm
weather in Ann Arbor.
"Beware of the false prophets,"
Dingle told an audience of about 40
people gathered at the Space Research
Building on North Campus.
DINGLE USED ripened fruit as an
example of why weather forecasters
can't wait to see the weather before
they predict it.
But even though there is no way to
predict the weather several months
ahead of time, it is possible to make
daily and weekly forecasts, Dingle said.
Air circulation is the only physical
factor which can be used to accurately
predict the weather, according to
See WEATHER, Page 2

Daily Photo by JON SNOW.
Retired atmospheric studies Prof. Nelson Dingle shows how the wind flow patterns of the United States during the past
few months have triggered a warm winter in Ann Arbor.

0

rTO DAY
Fine job
UTURE SCANDAL makers should take note of
the recent efforts of Western Michigan University
teaching assistant Ann Mackin to stop the news of
her traffic fines. It seems the WMU Herald, the
school's free newspaper, decided to run a story about
Mackin's $1294 in traffic fines despite protest from Mackin.
So the teaching assistant and several of her friends rounded

posting of notices on newspaperboxes asking people to limit

posting of notices on newspaperboxes asking people to limit
themselves to one copy each.
Husband for sale
T WAS ONLY A birthday joke, but Sheryl Weidall's ad-
vertisement offering a "husband for sale cheap" brought
an unexpected number of replies-some of them serious.
Weidall, of Isanti, Minn., decided to put her husband Garth
on the market partly in frustration over his devotion to
sports. Garth was out of the house playing softball, foot-
ball, hockey, and golf as well as hunting and fishing while

were women who were interested in him. "Most of them
sounded older, and they were without husbands at all," she
said. "They said one that's not there is better than no
husband at all. One called four or five times. She said, "If
he's not for sale or trade, can I rent him?" To end it all, she
ran another ad: "No help wanted. Due to overwhelming
response, not for sale or trade one dearly loved husband,
whose birthday joke got out of hand. Sorry, Hon." []
The Dailv alma nac

* 1967-Members of the Voice political party and Students
for a Democratic Society picketed Central Intelligence
Agency recruiters at the Student Activities Building. The
SDS charged that the CIA was attempting to recruit
"'assasins, spies, and counter revolutionaries,"
S1968-Education officials complained to President
Johnson that graduate schools were in a state of choas
because students were uncertain of the draft situation. Q
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