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Ninety- Three Years
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Editorial Freedom

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Predictable
Once again, the skies will be over-
cast and the temperature should
reach 37.

Vol. XCIII, No. 113 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor Michigan - Wednesday, February 16, 1983 Ten Cents Eight Pages

Chalk one
up for
East Quad
artist
By CARL WEISER
These days, East Quad's Hinsdale
House is looking more like an art
gallery than a dorm. During the past
week, the house's second floor has
acquired Van Gogh's "Starry Night,"
Turner's "Sunrise," and Munch's
"The Scream."
Well, not exactly.
THE "PAINTINGS" ARE actually
chalk reproductions drawn by Adolpho
Lim, a 19-year-old LSA sophomore
and East Quad resident. Over the
past two weeks he has done 16
reproductions of famous paintings
and album covers and drawn two
original works on the slate memo
boards on East Quad dormroom
doors.
"I do it for fun," said Lim. "I also
want people to enjoy them."
The chalk artist added that it makes
him "feel good" when passersby'stop
and look at the drawings.
See EAST QUAD, Page 2

High

Court

backtraeks;

Hinsdale Hall in East Quad is decorated with this Adolfo rendition of a Split Enz album cover.

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Reagan budget to slash

By BARBARA MISLE
President Reagan's 1984 proposed
budget would virtually wipe out finan-
cial aid programs for middle income
students, University officials say.
The president's program would also
cut the number of University Pell Grant
recipients by one-third, but would in-
crease the number of work study
students by 35 percent, the officials
said.
THE OUTLOOK for 1983-84, however,
is positive and funding will stay much
the same as this year, said Harvey
Grotrian, the University's director of
financial aid. (See related story.)
If approved,the 1984 budget proposal
would collapse three federal programs
into one "Self-Help Grant' rogli;
which would increase the amouru.ef
money a student could receive,
but decrease the number of students
eligible for the grants.
The budget calls for eliminating the
Pell Grant, the Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grant, and
the National Direct Student Loan.
REAGAN'S PROPOSALS are based
on a "self-help" principle for higher
education, which would require studen-
ts to pay 40 percent of their own income
- a minimum of $800 - to qualify for

federal funds. The program's purpose
is to encourage students to pay for their
own college education and turn to the
federal government as a last resort.
But financial aid officials aren't too
happy about it.
"The neediest student will receive
less support, the low to middle income
student will receive no support, and the
student who would have been eligible to
receive a five percent NDSL will be
moved into a nine percent (interest
rate) GSL," said Grotrian.
UNDER THE REAGAN proposal,
GSL requirements would be stiffened.
Current GSL guidelines require a
student whose family income is above
$30,000 to pass a needs test which con-
hders family income and size, the
-.The number of students a family has in
college, and the costs of attending that
college.
The Reagan plan would extend the
requirements to applicants whose
family income is under $30,000.
But the proposal will have "tough
sledding . at best," in Congress said
Thomas Butts, the University's
Washington lobbyist.
THE NEGATIVE effect of Reagan's
proposal would be on the total number
of students who will be able to qualify
for federal funds. The 3,600 University

students who now receive Pell Grants
would be cut by 1,200 in 1984.
The tougher standards for the self-
help grant will make it difficult for
students from families with incomes of
$20,000 to $40,000 a year, to qualify for
the federal funds in 1984, Grotrian said.
The self-help grant would also

'84 ai
al
require that a student pay at least 40
percent of his tuition from family in-
come; loans, or scholarships before he
or she could receive federal money.
T HE CURRENT federal aid program
only considers a student's financial
See PROPOSED, Page 2

ousts,
From staff and wire reports
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme
Court, in a surprise reconsideration of
its stalemate of four days ago, voted 4-2
yesterday to oust Justice Dorothy Com-
stock Riley from the high court.
The decision came after a rare
evening session by a court which had
deadlocked 3-3 last Friday on the com-
plex legal matter of Riley's right to
succeed the late Justice Blair Moody on
the court.
THE COURT handed down its
decision about 9:30 p.m. after recon-
vening on its own earlier in the day.
Former Gov. William Milliken
named the 58-year-old appellate judge
to the court to fill a vacancy created by
the death of Moody at Thanksgiving.
Milliken has maintained he had the
right to fill the spot even though Moody,
a Democrat, was to have begun a new
eight-year term in January.
Governor Blanchard believed the
spot was his to fill.
Voting to oust Riley were Chief
Justice Mennen Williams and Justices
Thomas Kavanagh, Michael
Cavanaugh and Charles Levin. All are
Democrats except Levin, who is an in-
dependent.
VOTING TO keep Riley on the court
were Justices James Ryan and James
Brickley, both Republicans. Levin had
voted with them in last week's lengthy
decision involving five separate
opinions.
Unversity Law Prof. James White,
who defended Milliken in the case, said
he was amazed that the court recon-
sidered its decision.
"As far as I know," he said, "there
has been no petition on the part of any
party for reconsideration."
SINCE THE Attorney General did not
ask for a reconsideration, he said, the
court's change of decision is "highly
unusual."
Gov. Blanchard said he was "sur-
prised" but refused to comment on a
possible replacement for Riley.

Riley,

Levin
... changes vote in Riley case

Outlook good for '83

The financial aid outlook for 1983-84
is better than officials expected, and
students and lobby groups can take
the credit for it, experts say.
Student protests and lobbying last
spring helped increase the amount of
proposed federal financial aid for 1982-
83, said Thomas Butts, the
University's Washington lobbyist.
This extra federal allocation was used
as the base for the 1983-84 aid plan.
Three federally funded programs
were expected to be eliminated in
1983, but they'll be spared for at least
one more year, Butts said. Pell
Grants and National Direct Student
Loans will continue at the same level
($1.4 billion and $178.6 million

respectively) but Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grants will
decrease from $73.7 million to $60
million in 1983-84.
The Work Study program will
increase from .$528 million to $540
million.
All programs, however, have
steadily decreased since 1981.
The State Student Incentive Grant
program, which matches funds with
the Michigan Competitive
Scholarship Program and other state
aid programs, will be cut 19 percent'
The eligibility requirements,
however, for Guaranteed Student
Loans will stay the same in 1983.
-Barbara Misle

Computer facility set to
open in Union basement

"I did not expect it," said Blanchard,
who was at a United Auto Workers
testimonial dinner in Detroit at the time
of the decision. "I'm sure it was a dif-
ficult decision for the court."
WHEN ASKED if he believed the
court was proper in ruling Riley off the
bench, he said only, "The decision
speaks for itself."
Frederick Buesser, Riley's attorney,
said he was "stunned" by the
"decision.
"I am stunned that the court, having
made a decision, has now apparently
unmade it."
Although he had not spoken with
Riley, he said she took "the news with
more grace than the court did it."
The action came without warning to
Riley or her attorneys, he noted, adding
she learned of it after dinner.
Buesser said he did not know whether
any further action is possible.
Students
pulling
plug on
arcades
By LAURA FARRELL
The sirens, buzzers, and "whrrs" of
video games echo through Ann Arbor's
arcades these days. Strobe lights flash,
but not on crowds of people. The "video
craze" is subsiding, and it shows.
The once packed video rooms are no
longer bursting with customers, and
local arcade managers say that the
decade's biggest fad thus far is fading
fast.
WITH TODAY'S DISMAL economy,
many students say they just can't af-
ford to spend quarters on video games.
"I'd rather save my quarters for
laundry machines than to spend them
See STUDENTS, Page 3

By MICHAEL CASTLE
A new computing station due to open
in the Michigan Union immediately af-
ter break will help thin out the crowds
at other campus computing areas.
The $230,000 facility, located in the
basement of the Union where the student
bowling alley used to be, tentatively is
scheduled to open February 28.
"OUR TARGET date (for opening) is
the first day after spring break," said
Dennis Jaworski, supervisor of com-
puter operations at North University
Building Services (NUBS). But he said
there is a possibility construction will
not be completed by then.
The station, which will be about the
same size as the one at NUBS, has been
dubbed UNYN ("Union"). Al Emery,
Computing Center deputy director, said
the four-letter code, which is not a

direct acronym for anything, was selec-
ted over such suggestions as STUD
(Student Union), USSR (Union Service
Station Region), and BOWL (in
memory of the bowling alley the station
replaces).
Emery said the completed station
will house about 35 video terminals, six
paper terminals, and 12 keypunches,
along with graphics terminals, line
printers, and a card reader.
SOME OF the new equipment will be
moved to UNYN from NUBS, Emery
said, but most of the terminals are new.
He said more equipment may be in-
stalled later.
Although the available services will
be similar to those at NUBS, Jaworski
said the atmosphere will be more in-
viting at UNYN. The station was

designed to preserve the Union's 1930's
architecture and get rid of
the "basement feeling" he said
students using NUBS complain about.
Bricks have been removed to reveal
long-forgotten windows facing a West
Quad courtyard and the natural wood
trim and arches of the bowling alley
have been preserved.
"WE'VE BEEN working hard to
make it a nice place to be," Jaworski
said. "I don't think anybody is going to
feel like they're in a basement here."
UNYN has been designed to be com-
pletely accessible to the handicapped,
Jaworski said. Disabled students will
be given keys to West Quad's Cam-
bridge House elevator to get in and out
of the station.
Other students will enter the station
See UNION, Page 3

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON

Paul Bass, playing Scramble, is one of the die-hard video game addicts who
continues to patronize arcades despite a decrease in their popularity.

TODAY-
Where am I?
THE FORMER geography department at the
University of Michigan may not have put Ann
Arbor on the map, but at least most of the
students know where the city is.David Helgren, a
geography professor at the University of Miami, Fla., sur-

Central America." Helgren said be believes his results
would be duplicated at most any college. "This is the sort of
stuff we don't teach in the University," he said. "This is the
sort of thing that one should learn (along) with the
multiplication tabbles."
A kiss is still a kiss

complaining about aches in their backs and lower necks
and they're constantly getting headaches." The kissers,
both actors, were attempting to further their careers by
besting the previous kissing record, listed in the Guiness
Book of World Records as five days and 12 hours.
DeLorean, 20, and Kane, 24, began their kiss-a-thon Feb. 8
in the window of the Papillon Boutique and Gallery in
ShermonOaks, Calif. They alternately sat, stood, and
reclined while kissing, changed clothes each day, and took
one five-minute break per hour. "My lips are swollen, but
otherwise I feel very well," Kane said Monday, moments

better acquainted. To attend, every woman had to wear an
emblem which represented her hobby.
Also on this date in history:
" 1913-The University faculty voted to abolish the Juinor
Hop, calling it a relic of the past.
" 1953-Eighty Michigan lawmakers visited the Univer-
sity on an inspection tour. It was the first such visit in 30
years.
" 1973-Several hundred people gathered in the Fishbowl
for the first annual Michigan Daily bubble gum blowing
contest

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