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March afternoon. Sunny and a
high near 60.

Vol. XCIII, No:117 Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan -Wednesday, March 2, 1983 Ten Cents Ten Pages

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By RON POLLACK
Michigan football fans will get to see all 11
Wolverines games on television next fall-but
they'll have to wait until the game is over.
Assistant Athletic Director Will Perry said at
yesterday's Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics meeting! that a $60,000 deal with Con-
solidated TeleCommunication would bring
Michigan fans tape-delayed games on Saturday
night or Sunday morning.
Athletic Director Don Canham said, "We're of-
fering an exclusive, contract. They get television
rights to the state of Michigan and we get the rest of
the country using (CTC's) pictures."
MICHIGAN'S OPTIONS with the broadcasts will
depend greatly on a court decision of a lawsuit filed
by several colleges against the NCAA. The suit
claims that the NCAA should not be able to dictate
the television rights of a University. Perry said a
ruling is expected sometime this month.
"If the NCAA loses we could go national at 10:30
at night," said Perry. "Those rights are worth a
helluva lot more than if we have to wait until 10:30
Los Angeles time. If we beam the game up at 10:30
Ann Arbor time, a lot more people can pick it right
off the satellite. You might even be able to go live.
You don't know. The possibilities are unlimited."
Said Canham, "If the court decision goes against
the NCAA we could put a replay on 10 minutes after
the game ends. And if you could send it to Florida
and New York on a Saturday night, you'd have a
heckuva market."
EVEN IF the NCAA wins its case, Michigan
would not be without alternatives:
"If the NCAA wins, then we develop our delayed
TV package," said Perry. "Even if the NCAA wins
we might go national on Sunday mornings."
Perry also said that discussions are going on with
the Marathon Oil Football Highlight Show, which
sponsored a major part of the Big Ten highlight
show for the first time last year.
"WE'RE GOING in next week because Marathon
was so pleased with the response (to the show) that
See ALL, Page 7

irt school

Daily Photo by JO
Yehuda Blum, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations,warns the audien
prevailing anti-Israel feeling at the U.N.
A1mbassador blasts
'anti-Israeli'U.N.

By GLEN YOUNG
A key committee has asked for a 25 percent slash in
the School of Art's $1.5 million budget.
The University's Budget Priorities Committee
recommended yesterday that the University cut
more than $350,000 from the school's budget. The
recommendation came after a review subcommittee
said it would be "unhappy" if the school's budget is
cut more than 10 percent to 15 percent.
ALTHOUGH THE subcommittee didn't strongly
object to the BPC proposal, it met with strong op-
position from many levels of the University.
"These people (the BPC members) are desperate
people, they're acting out of desperation," in light of
the University's bleak financial situation, Art School
N SNOW Dean George Bayliss told the Daily.
nce of a In a statement released yesterday, Bayliss also
said the recommendation "is without any
justification for its severity." The cut "would create
damage wholly disproportionate to the 'net' saving."
Prof. Sherri Smith, a member of the School of Art
executive committee, agrees with Bayliss. "There is
some feeling the University is acting out of panic
without looking at the long range goals," Smith said,
adding "some people feel we've been the victim of an
ill-conceived process."
e mem THE RECOMMENDATION is now in the hands of
ocracies the University's executive officers who will make a
.y of the final decision after a March 14 hearing. The Univer-
sity's Regents do not have to approve the executive
He U.N. officers' decision unless they call for the school's
He said closure, which is unlikely in light of the committee
d the ias recommendations.
The art school report is the second of three to be
g, were completed as a part of the Universit-y's five-year, $20
own by million budget-shifting strategy. The administration
)re than last month followed in part a BPC recommendation
that the to cut the School of Natural Resources' budget by a
wartime third. But the administration has given that school's
faculty a chance to come up with a plan for a smaller,
5 budget cut of 20 percent before a final decision is
attack

made.
School of Art steering committee member David
Glaze was highly critical of the BPC recommen-
dation. "They're totally out of the ballpark on this one
(the recommendation)," Glaze said, "With a 25 per-
cent cut we're going to lose distinguished. faculty
members, they can go anywhere and make more
money," Glaze said.
Fellow art school steering committee member An-
drew Keenan echoed Glaze's views. "Any good
students with any money at all will get the hell out,"
Keenan said. He also said he believes the budget cut
would hurt the school in the long run. "It will work
against us," Kennan said, it'll scare a lot of people
away, mostly freshmen and sophomores, and maybe
some juniors," he added. 4,
BOTH COMMITTEES, the BPC and its review
subcommittee, emphasized the importance of the art
school to the University community as a whole and
said they feel a strong committment to improve the
school. "The school's influence ought to be both in-
tensified and extended," the BPC report said.'
Subcommittee members said the school can still
achieve these goals in light of the budget cut. "It is
more than we ideally recommended, but I would hope
the school could manage and go with it (the cut),"
said Classical Studies Prof. John D'Arms, the sub-
committee chairman.
Law Prof. Theodore St. Antoine, another member
of the BPC subcommittee agreed with D'Arms. "I
really have no particular reaction. I felt the BPC was
understanding of what we were trying to say; they
were looking at (the review) from a superior view,
that of the University as a whole. I don't feel let down
or undercut," St. Antoine said.
BOTH GLAZE and Keenan said the school can't be
upgraded and withstand budget cuts. "The art
school, in relationship to other art schools, is still a
good deal. But we won't get the out-of-state people, so
the 'U' will lose lots of money. It could kill us,"
See COMMITTEE, Page 3

By TRACEY MILLER
Israel's ambassador to the United
Nations warned of growing anti-Israeli
feeling in the international peace
keeping body last night.
"Out of 88 meetings last year in the
security council, 49 of the meetings
were about Israel, while South Africa
and the Falklands were not even men-
tioned," Yehuda Blum told more than
150 people at Hillel.
"The U.N. of 1983 no longer bears any
resemblance to the organization con-
ceived by founders over 38 years ago.
Authoritarian, dictatorial, and

totalitarian states dominate th
bership of the U.N., while dem(
like Israel make up the minorit
members," Blum continued.
"Israel has no quarrel with t
charter, though" said Blum.1
the principles of the charter,
opposition to social injustice ant
trinsic value of the human bein
the same as "those handed d
the prophets in Jerusalem mo
2800 years ago." He also said
U.N. was an outgrowth of the v
See ISRAELI, Page

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PIR GIM alleges

By LAURIE DELATER
PIRGIM leaders are charging that re-
cent opposition aimed at eliminating
their funding plan is the disguised at-
tack of a national Republican student
organization.
Wendy Rampson, the head of the
local Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan, alleged that the local chapter
of the College Republicans is behind a
movement on campus to end PIRGIM's
current method of funding.
BUT MEMBERS os the Student
Committee for Reform and Progress,
(SCRAP), the group that launched the
atack, say they are acting independen-
tly of local and national College
Republicans.
However, the College Republican
National Committee currently is coor-
dinating a national effort to drive

Public Interest Research Groups
(PIRGs) off campuses because of their
special funding policies, which "un-
democratically" generates money to
"lobby against President Reagan," ac-
cording to a committee memo.
At the University, PIRGIM currently
collect money by asking students to
sign a stub on the Student Verification
Form during registration each term.
THE MEMO, which was sent to
College Republicans state chairmen,
further condemns PIRG-activities such
as lobbying for handgun control, for a
nuclear freeze, and against draft
registration and contests that most
PIRGs are also "anti-'big business.' "
"It's time to quit sitting back and
watching the left laugh at us. It's time
to fight back," National Projects

politicai
Baldwin writes in the memo.
In an interview, however, Baldwin
said it is not political issues but the fun-
ding system that is central to the
College Republican attack on PIRGs.
"WE WOULD still oppose them if
their political interests were different,"
he said. "We would have no qualms-
about the groups if they sought funding
in the normal manner."
The memo outlines several strategies
for attacking PIRGs, one of which in-
volves organizing a coalition of campus
Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians,
and Independents to protest the groups'
funding policy while side-stepping
political issues. "This way it doesn't
look like an attack on the left by the
right," the 'Memo reads.
These groups should employ a name
unaffiliated with College Republicans

such as "Students against Mandatory
Fee Abuse," according to the memo.
THE COALITION is just one of
several anti-PIRG tactics outlined in
the memo. Other strategies include
threatening legal action, exploiting
PIRG political stances through flyers
and posters, and placing "lots of
(College Republicans) in the audience
to ask embarrassing questioks" when
PIRG representatives speak on cam-
pus.
Last fall anti-PIRG groups began
cropping up on campuses in Colorado,
New York, North Carolina and at least
five other states. PIRG represen-
tatives believe these groups were
organized by College Republicans said
Rampson.
See PIRGIM, Page 2

Director for

College Republicans Scott

House
intensifies
EPA probe

WASHINGTON(AP)-A House subcommittee in-
vestigating the Environmental Protection Agency
said yesterday that documents withheld from
Congress by President Reagan include references to
political manipulation of EPA cleanup funds, despite
White House denials.
In a letter to Reagan and the Justice Department,
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) urged Reagan to release
all documents relevant to his subcommittees in-
vestigation of the agency.
DINGELL, chairman of the House Energy and
Commerce oversight subcommittee, said sworn
statements by EPA employees "present evidence of
wrongdoing, unethical behavior and potential
criminal conduct.
"It is because of this belief that the subcommittee
now refers the matter . . . for consideration of
prosecution."

While the information Dingell referred to apparen-
tly focuses on possible perfury by Rita Lavelle-fired
chief of EPA's toxic waste program-the
congressman also said his panel received sworn
testimony Monday that there is evidence of "political
manipulation" among documents the agency has
refused to surrender.
HE SAID the subcommittee was told "there were
several tracks at EPA, one being a fast track, one
being a middle track and another being a political
track."
The agency, headed by Administrator Anne Bur-
ford, the former Anne Gorsuch, has been racked by
allegations of political manipulation of dump
cleanups under the $1.6 billion Superfund and ac-
cusations it made "sweetheart deals" with com-
panies that under law should pay all or most of the
See EPA, Page 7

Daily Photo by JON SNOW

Assembly line

These students decided to get a head start on summer by bringing their
studies outside of the grad library yesterday.

f

ODAY-
One less Elgar
HE UNIVERSITY administration is planning to
take the pomp and circumstance out of graduating
rt r,.a ..- inm me rl Fvie mnnremidnnt

Jesus Christ Superstar
CHRISTIAN TEENAGERS frequently burn their rock
'n' roll records and denounce the musicians as agents
of the devil. But Lawrence Welk? Records by the cham-
pagne music maker were burned Sunday along with the
works of heavy-metal bands such as Black Sabbath at a
bonfire sponsored by the Church of the Open Door in Green-
sburg. "All that stuff tears down your body," Tom Gernert,
18, president of the 30-member youth group, said of the
music. Gernert said Welk was blacklisted because he plays

been known to make a burping sound before shooting a
blast of water to the ceiling. "It's rather exciting, and em-
barrassing," said Barnhart of the toilet's occasional lapse
of manners. So far, it hasn't unleashed a geyser when a
visitor was using the bathroom, he said. Town officials
blame the spouting toilet on an underground "ejector"
which is supposed to force sewage uphill with air pressure.
If the air compressor fails to shut off, the pressure is
released through a nearby manhole-and the Barnhart's
toilet. Town Manager M. Lee Draper said there was no
estimate of when the problem might be corrected.

visit to Ann Arbor and I may say that no visits have ever
given my greater pleasure";
*1936-History Prof. Dwight Dumond and one of his
students tracked down the missing letters of famed
abolitionist James Birney and prepared them for
publishing;
* 1951-A study revealed that a copy of The Michigan
Daily burns faster than most American newspapers. The
Daily burned in 36 seconds, while the New York Times took
71 seconds.

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