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Housing f
students w
By GEOFF JOHNSON
Tomorrow, for the first time in many
ears, students will be able to examine
most of thier housing options in one place
and at one time.
The Michigan Student Assembly is
sponsoring a Student Housing Infor-
mation Fair, featuring representatives
from University, fraternity and
sorority, cooperative, and off-campus
housing. Representatives from Student
Legal Services will also be available to
counsel students.
"THE GOAL OF the fair," said John
aughton, an MSA representative in
charge of the fair, "is to give students
who are looking for housing a chance to
access, in one place, all the housing op-
tions available to them for the coming
academic year.''
The fair will also help familiarize
students with the procedures,
regulations, and committments in-
volved in signing different types of
leases and legally binding agreements.
Some independent landlords and
management companies, however,
have expressed fears about the objec-
tivity of the fair and its timing. Several

tr to help
ith options
have decided not to take part in it.
THESE LANDLORDS say they are
concerned that representatives from
Student Legal Services, a University
run legal office for students, will
prejudice students against them or
favor one company or landlord over
another.
They are also worried that the Super
Bowl football game, scheduled to begin
just after the fair, will prevent a large
turn-out.
"If SLS was not there and it was on a
different day, I would be happy to at-
tend," said one landlord who asked that
he not be identified.
JONATHON ROSE, an attorney at
SLS, flatly denies the accusations that
the attorneys will bias students.
"We are not going to point our
finger, 'he said. "We'll talk to tenants
about their rights as tenants."
Nevertheless, many landlords have
remained wary and say they will attend
the fair as spectators and not as
representatives.
The fair will be held from noon to 4
p.m. tomorrow in the Union Ballroom.
Admission is free.

The Michigan Daily - Saturday, January 21, 1984 - Page 3
Economist sees
state recovery
in the wood

By PETE WILLIAMS
In an age when silicon chips are
regarded as America's economic
salvation, Peter Eckstein points to
Michigan's forests as a key to turning
around the state's economy.
Eckstein, the director of Gov. James
Blanchard's Conference on Jobs and
Development, told an audience of 50
natural resources students and
professors yesterday that Michigan's
timber may help entice industries to
locate in the state.
THE UNIVERSITY has already
benefited from the state's interest in
forest products through grants to its
Center for Molecular Genetics. The
center is currently receiving state fun-
ding to develop new chemicals from
lignin, a substance found in trees.
Eckstein predicted a closer wedding
of University research and industry
know-how in the future: "We have to
try to incorporate the best thinking of
the private sector and the academic,
world," he said.
"Application of science into economic
problems has to be a part of our
.future," he added.
That future may include far more
pulp and paper factories than Michigan
Daily Photo by DOUG MCMAHON contains now, but Eckstein said the
Peter Eckstein, director of Gov. James Blanchard's Conference on Jobs and primary impact of the states lumber is
Development, explains the economic importance of Michigan's raw to spawn high-tech industries.
materials in a speech at the Dana Building yesterday. TO DESCRIBE his idea of a future

Michigan, Eckstein quoted Gov. James
Blanchard's prediction of "an in-
dustrial museum," where "you can
come and see what factories used to be
like."
Eckstein said Michigan can never go
back to being the manufacturing giant
it was before the auto industry succum-
bed to smaller cheaper imports and
gave the state the dubious distinction of
having the nation's highest unem-
ployment rate:
"In Michigan we've lost a major part
of our economic base," he said. "We
may never again see the kind of in-
dustry and sales we saw in Michigan in
1978."
But, Eckstein said, Michigan's for-
cast will give the state an edge in the
national race to recruit new industry.
"It isn't enough to just say, "let's make
it easier for an industry to move here,"
he said.
While Eckstein said the state's forest
resources ' will play a key role in
drawing new industry, he admitted that
picking those firms is a hit-and-miss
proposition with high stakes.
"You try to pick the winners, but you
may get some losers too," he said. "We
must still pursue bold, persistent ex-
perimentation.. . without magnificent
failures, we won't have magnificent
successes" he added.

D oonesbu
o come bi
NEW YORK (AP) - While fans fiddled
with other funnies' as their beloved
"Doonesbury" took a vacation from the
comics pages, Garry Trudeau fathered
twins and sent Zonker, B.D. and Uncle
Duke to Broadway.
Now, between diapers and burps, the
cartoonist is readying pen and ink for
the return of his Pulitzer Prize-winning
strip in September.
"AT THIS point, we don't know what
the story line will be," Lee Salem,
editorial director of Universal Press
Syndicate, said in a recent telephone in-
terview. "But the play acts as a bridge
between where the strip ended and
where it will pick up."
When readers last saw "Doonesbury"
a year ago, Joanie Caucus, the feminist
lawyer, was having cosmic conver-
sations with her infant son.
Fans don't know the name of the
newest "Doonesbury" character. But
they do know the names of Trudeau's
twins: Richard Ross and Rachel Gran-
dison. His wife, Jane Pauley of the NBC.
"Today" program, gave birth Dec. 30

try about
ick to life
and announced Thursday that she is
returning to th show on Feb. 27.
THE BROADWAY musical
"Doonesbury," which opened in
November to lukewarm reviews, was
one reason the artist took a 20-month
sabbatical from his comic creation,
which ran in 700 newspapers. He also
said that he wanted to write a book on
the political right and that his cartoon
characters had to grow up.
Trudeau, the Greta Garbo of the
comic strip world, refuses to give inter-
views and make public'statements
about his plans.
When Trudeau announced in Septem-
ber 1982 that he planned to take a rest
from the strip he had worked on for 15
years, he said his characters had
remained inthie mindset of another era.
It was hard leaping from draft beer and
social mixers to cocaine and com-
puters.
During the break, newspapers
were forced to remake their comic strip
pages; some added new strips to fill the
space.

Blanchard may consider altering tax cut

HAPPENINGS
Highlight
Got a big mouth? Something important, or even not sQ important to say?
Attend Speak up!, labeled by its organizers as an experiment in free speech.
They provide the soapbox, you talk about anything you want. Noon, on the
island in front of the State theater.
Films
Cinema Guild - Dr. Zhivago, 4 & 8p.m., Aud., A.
AAFC - Urgh!! A Music War, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema 2 - Dial M for Murder, 7 &9 p.m., Lorch Hall.'
Hill St..- Victor, Victoria, 6:45 & 9.p.m., Hill St.
Alt. Act. - Lifeboat, 7p.m., Spellbound, 9p.m., Nat. Sci.
Speakers
Democratic Socialists of America - Manning Marble, "Black politics in
the 1980s - Jesse Jackson and Beyond," 8 p.m., Kuenzel room, Union.
Meetings
Tae Kwon Do club - Practice,9 a.m., CCRB.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Muslim Students Association -7 p.m. International Muslim House.
Miscellaneous
Residential College - Women's Weekend workshops, 11'a.m., East Quad.
New Jewish Agenda - Shabbat Meditation, 1 p.m.,
CEW - Workshop, "Proposal Writing: Basic Elements and Practical Ap-
plications, "9 abn., Center for the Continuing Education of Women.
Solar Yoga Center of Ann Arbor - Italian vegetarian dinner, 7 p.m., 203
East Ann Street.
University Activities Center - College Bowl, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Anderson
Room, Union.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Malicous Intent
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EAST LANSING (UPI) - Treasurer
Robert Bowman suggested Friday Gov.
James Blanchard might be willing to
consider altering his tax rollback plan'
if the Legislature quickly adopts his
budget as proposed.
But Bowman, appearing on the public
television program "Off the Record,"
said he would advise Blanchard to veto
any tax rollback bill that is passed
before the 1984-85 budget is adopted.
BOWMAN ALSO defended the gover-
nor's propos4l for a lean, fiscal 1985
spending plan, saying it is consistents
with the traditions of the Democratic
Party and not a knee-jerk reaction to
the successes scored by the anti-tax
recall movement.
Blanchard .has promised to support
moving the .75 percentage point income
tax cut scheduled for Jan. 1, 1985, up to
Oct. 1 of this year if his budget is enac-
ted without any padding by the
Regents re
(Continued from Vage 1)
Power also said the activities were
wrong to berate University President
Harold Shapiro for being unable to
schedule a meeting with them until
February. "Everyone, the ad-
ministrators, the regents, the students,
everyone in the city is busy," she said.
Earlier in the meeting, the regents
unanimously approved a new $34
million telephone system to replace the
existing Michigan Bell Centrex service.
The new system will provide more ac-
cess to computer and video capabilities
over telephone wires. All offices and
dormitories currently on the University
764 and 763 exchanges will have their
equipment replaced.
INCLUDED IN the new system is a0
network of 50 emergency telephones for
the campus, which would be linked
directly to University security. In-
stallation of the emergency phones is
expected sometime during the 1985-86

Legislature.
"I don't think (Blanchard would) be
absolutely closed-minded about looking
' at a different rollback provided the
budget is passed" as proposed,
Bowman said.
WHILE THIS apparently could in-
volve a tax cut before Oct. 1, the overall
cost could not exceed the $130 million
projected for the plan the governor has
endorsed, Bowman said.
Bowman did insist, however, that the
budget must be passed before any tax
cut is enacted.
"I would advise a veto of any tax plan
that would come before the budget," he
said.
"THIS Legislature, and indeed
Congress, have a history of passing tax
rollbacks. That's what Ronald Reagan
did, and today we look at record
deficits."
Blanchard's call for -a 1985 budget

leaner than this year's is "absolutely
not" a reaction to recall pressure,
Bowman said.
"I think it's a mainstream
Democratic Party" proposal - "that
we are the party of responsible fiscal
action and that the Republicans ar@
not.
Bowman also said he believes Wall
Street is comfortable with Blanchard's
plan for an accelerated tax rollback.
He said he did not know until the night
before the Jan. 13 announcement that
Blanchard would be proposing a tax
rollback. Asked if he had been frozen
out of decision-making on the issue, the
admnistration's fiscal expert said "I
hopenot."
Asked about he contrast betwveen the
proposed, spending reduction for fiscal
1985 and the increases in this year's
budget, Bowman said the plan for this
year reflected costs from the previous
administration.

Iowm an
... says governor is open-minded

bound, attack activists

academic year.
University officials predict the entire
system will pay for itself within five
years, and that the internal workings of
the system should last for 25 years, and
that the internal workings of the system
should last for 25 years, although some
equipment may become outdated
within 10 years.
The board also voted to repair tile
Charles Baird Carillon in Burton Tower
at a cbst of $125,000. The carillon, which
was installed in 1936, needs repairs to
"keep the bells from falling down,"
said James Brinkerhoff, University
vice president and chief financial of-
ficer.
And for the second time, the regents
tabled discussion of -the possibility
of supporting draft registration
resisters in their case against the
Solomon Amendment, which links
financial aid to registration.

The regents will convene a special
meeting before their February session
to discuss filing a friend of the court
brief in the case, which is being heard
by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Tuition freeze under fire

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could be unconstitutional because it
takes: away the regents' exclusive
right to set tuition rates and gives it to
the state.,
The University currently receives
$150 million a year from the state and
$130 million in tuition money.
Despite the constitutional question,
University President Harold Shapiro
said the idea is worth further study, but
added that the University will need the
state's help in controlling tuition.
"OUR ULTIMATE ability to hold the

line on tuition is directly related to the
willingness of the state to appropriate
sufficient funds to sustain quality
education and research programs."
He said it is too early to tell if a 10
percent increase in state funding would
be sufficient for the University.
However Vice President and Provost
Billy Frye, said earlier that the
proposed increase would not cover the
University's costs for utilities, salary
increases, equipment purchases and
plant maintenance. "So what appears
generous, in fact, is not."

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