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The Michigan Daily -Saturday, September 10, 1983- Page 9
State college may strikeoi

Grand Valley State College in Allen-
dale will have a piece of equipment on
campus no other state school can boast
- an oil derrick.
College administrators were ap-
proached last May by a Michigan-based
COLLEGES'
oil company that wanted to test drill on
part of the school's 1100-acre campus.
Administrators didn't take up the
company's offer, but they had second
thoughts when a Texas firm made a
similar offer a month later.
Turning the matter over to the
college's attorneys, the school drew up
a lease agreement and made plans to
open bidding on their land Sept. 26.
The college could reap the benefits if
a company does indeed strike oil, but
college officials aren't counting on a
budget surplus, said spokesman Jock
Bliss.
"There's no way of knowing (how
much money we'll make)," Bliss said.
"We don't even know if there's oil."
The school's administrators are
currently working on an environmental
and safety control agreement which the
winning company must sign, to protect,

the safety of the students and the
beauty of the campus, Bliss said.
-H. C.
OSU football ticket sales
blue
The stands at Ohio State University
will be emptier this year - ticket sales
for Buckeye football games have hit an
all-time low.
Bob Ries, assistant athletic director,
said student ticket sales are off by 25
percent, and none of the home games
are sold out.
Ries blames the slow sales on OSU's
unattractive home schedule - most of
the Buckeye's important matches are
away games - and a combination of
the tight economy and student apathy.
Six Big Ten schools - Michigan,
Michigan State, Indiana, North-
western, Iowa, and Illinois - reported
increases in ticket sales.
In May, OSU's ticket office reported
that advance ticket sales were down by
more than 50 percent. T

sity students in Dallas are being
porarily housed in a hotel while
dormitory is being renovated.
In addition to the usual meal
tract, the students' facilities al
elude free coffee, maid service,
free drink at "happy hour".
"You'd never see anything lik
except at SMU," said junior
Smith. "Where else would you f
dorm where you can enjoy happy
take a dip in the pool, and then
room service?"
University Housing Director Et
Ward said the displaced stu
should be back in their dorm b
beginning of October.
The cost of housing the students.
Twin Sixties Inn is about $10,000 aN
according to hotel general mar
Jody Johnson.
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tem-
their
con-
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and a
e this
Ben
ind a
hour,

Gordon said the University collected
19 kegs of beer in its August 1982
checks, some of which were surprise
inspections. None were discovered in
this year's announced checks during
the first week of classes.
-Indiana Daily Student.

Florida offered
ship for gays

scholar-

Indiana
alcohol

checks

n call A Florida psychiatrist has sent a $500
check to the University of Florida to
ugene start a scholarship for gay male:
dents medical students.
y the Dr. Robert Ragland said his scholar-
ship would not only benefit gays by en-
at the couraging them to be more open about
week, their sexual orientation, but would also;
nager fuel discussion about homosexuality at
the university.
Press Ragland said he decided to offer the
f scholarship only to men because he
for feels lesbians have fewer problems
with discrimination.
Ragland made a similar offer to Stan-
noun- ford University last May, which college
ck for officials flatly refused, saying that it
ories, would violate a student's rights to cer-
tify if he is gay.
ol in The University of Florida's legal af-
dents fairs department is currently studying
legal the proposal.
hecks -The Independent Florida Alligator

-Thne Lan tern
es Texas

Hotel house

university students.
75 lucky Southern Methodist Univer-

Indiana University officials an
ced they will continue to spot che
alcoholic beverages in dormit
sororities, and fraternities.
The university forbids alcoh
university dwellings where stu
are under 21 years old, the state's
drinking age, but instituted the c
last year.
Since then, damage costs to the
mitories decreased $12,000 last
and dropped $30,000 in the frater
and sororities, said Dean of Stu
Michael Gordon.

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
"The VALIDINE reader beeps when meal cards are inserted and keeps track

Prof says Soviets
respond by the book

e dor-
year,
nities
dents

Colleges, a summary of recent
events on campuses around the
country, appears every Saturday.
The stories were compiled by Daily
staff writer Halle Czechowski.

of the numb
(Cont
for cafeteria
identity.
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3e day, a re
card reader v
will have to h
w Becaus ea
-bo~mber is fila
inipossible fo
aeals when
two, which oc
old cards.
MANY STU
easy to outs
bbing off ti
ck of the ca
and later era
extra meal.
About 300
VALIDINE,
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eventually wil
Adopt'a mor
which would.
only the food
4urrent fixed
bout $1,350 a
At a time
drastically cu
investment s
Sut Foulke s
System will s
percent in foo
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$aid he coul
poney the U
Gard abuse in
_ OTHER SC
iave claimed
'-ood costs by
Paid Foulke.
: "We've ma
cafeteria staf
responsible fo
which is mor
Vm not sayin
but if you lose
pid card."
: VALIDINE
students lose
code can be
prevent an i.

er of meals a student has e

aten each day.

'U' clamps down
on cafeteria a buse
inued from Page 1) card.
staff to check the user's BUT THE cards, like the humans'
they replaced, are not perfect. Ex-
exceed their meal limit for posing the card's magnetic strip to
ed light on the magnetic electrical appliances such as TVs or
will flash and the student stereos could accidentally invalidate
ead for McDonalds. the VALIDINE codes.
ch students' identification And it's still possible to cheat. A
led in the computer, it is student, ;for example, could lend his or
ir a student to eat three her card to someone else and hope the
they have only paid for checker doesn't notice that the picture
curred frequently with the and the face don't match, said Foulke.
Some students said they were
'DENTS said they found it' discouraged by the computer meal car-
mart cafeteria staff by ds because they make cheating more
he mark or covering the' difficult and in some dorms, food lines
ard with transparent tape have been longer.
sing the mark to steal an IN MARKLEY, for example, there
were two cafeteria staff members
schools nationwide use checking students' cards under the old
said David Foulk, a system. But with VALIDINE there is
using official. VALIDINE only one card reader for the dorm's
,1 enable the University to 1,200 students. This has caused food
e flexible meal program lines to overflow into the halls outside
allow students to pay for the cafeteria on some nights, said Steve
i they eat instead of the Heyman, LSA sophomore living in
price for two meals of Markley.
year. "VALIDINE is probably a good idea
when the University is but it is more of an inconvenience for
tting its budget, a $52,000 students," said Heyman. "If you lose
eems difficult to justify. the card you have to go to SAB. It seems
aid in the long run, the much more bureaucratic than anything
ave the school at least 4 else."
d costs, which are curren- Food Services Manager Norma
$4 million a year. Foulke Morris said the long lines in Markley
dn't estimate how much are typical of rush hour crowds. "It
niversity lost from meal takes awhile for people to get adjusted.
previous years. There will always be a line at rush
HOOLS using VALIDINE hours, no matter what system," said
I an 8 percent savings in Morris, who is in charge of the central
cutting down on abuse, dorms.
As far as cutting down on students
de it a lot easier for the sneaking into the cafeteria, Morris says
f. Now a checker is only it depends on the checker. "I like the
r looking at the picture - system but it is only as good as the
e than 50 pecent larger. people enforcing it. If a checker looks at
g you can't slip one by us the name, any system will work," she
e one, no one can use your said.
Except for freshpersons who had
also insures that if their pictures taken for VALIDINE
their meal cards, their cards during summer orientation,
cancelled immediately to students are using temporary cards for
mposter from using their the first two weeks of school.

(Continued from Page 1)
The KAL plane was hundreds of miles
off course and flew over the Kamchatka
Peninsula, site of a major Soviet naval
base and highly concentrated with
Soviet strategic missles. It also flew
over Sakhalin Island, where the
Soviets, over the past several years,
have been building up their military
forces.
Mendel said the Soviet military
strategy is obeying the rules handed
down by superiors without taking any
initiative.
"THEY SHOOT from the hip,
responding with gut reactions," he
said. "Because they do respond in this
rigid inflexible way and since that kind
of response reflects an extreme
paranoia, we have to be extremely
cautious and careful to avoid any
nuclear accidents and uncertainties for
obvious reasons."
The director of the University's Cen-
ter for Russian and East European
Studies, Prof. William Rosenberg, said
global issues shouldn't depend on in-
cidents like the Soviet's gross inep-
titude but are being affected at present.
Rosenberg said accusing top political
leaders for downing the South Korean
airliner is almost irresponsible
speculation and that he would be ex-
tremely surprised if that was the case.
Nevertheless, he said he would feel
safer if it had been a higher-level
political decision because "at least it
would show (Soviet President Yuri An-
dropov) had control of his people."
"WOULDN'T YOU feel worse if a
lieutenant ordered the destruction of a
commercial airliner,"' Rosenberg said.
But Mendel disagreed: "If this were
a high-level political decision rather
than a local district military decision, it
would be even more frightening."
Faced with the present nuclear arms
race, the professors said they hoped it
would lead the Russians to a little
rethinking, slower responses, and more
political consideration.
"WHAT IS important is putting the
politics back into military decision,"
Mendel said suggesting that the Soviet
military has the upper hand over its
political leaders.
Mendel emphasizes that the real
lesson to be learned is to move towards
reconciliation and moderating the
Soviet's fear instead of provoking it.
"The direction we should follow is
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animosity," he said.
Rosenberg said, logically some
liberal arms control enthusiasts may be
having second thoughts. President
Reagan's defense budget may be reen-
forced and opposition to the controver-
sial MX missile will decline as will sup-
port for the nuclear freeze.
Despite sanctions being imposed by
Reagan on the Soviets in retaliation for
the attack, Rosenberg said the Univer-
sity's student exchange program with
the Soviet Union has not been affected
nor does he expect any problems.

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Reagan seeks powerful
retaliation against Soviets

(Continued from Page 1)
t been tough enough with the Soviet
nion for shooting down a Korean
airliner, asked yesterday: -"Short of
going to war, what would they have us
do?" ,
- The president spoke on a closed-
circuit television hookup with Western
Republican leaders, meeting in Scot-
tidale, Ariz., after he joined relatives of
the victims of KAL Flight 007 at a
memorial service at Washington
'dathedral.
He also declared a national day of
ourning Sunday for all the people
killed when the jumbo jet was shot
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down by a missile fired by a Soviet jet
interceptor.
MEANWHILE, at the United
Nations, the Security Council postponed
a vote yesterday on a U.S.-sponsored
resolution to deplore the downing of a
South Korean airliner. A Western sour-
ce said the Soviet Union appeared to be
"arm-twisting" to defeat the measure.
The council meeting originally set for
yesterday afternoon was rescheduled
for Monday.

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