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oI. XCIV-No. 112 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, February 14, 1984 Fifteen Cents Ten Pages
By JOHN ARNTZ
After losing the Rackham Student
Government election last week to write-
in candidate Kodi Abili, Angela Ganter
said yesterday she will ask for a new
election and an expansion of the
She charged that Abili gained an un-
fair advantage in the election by
working at a voting booth during polling
hours and photocopying blank ballots to
hand out to students. She also said that
RSG should change its bylaws to in-
clude a policy on copying ballots and to
prevent write-in candidates from en-
tering the election after it is started, as
ABILI, however, said that copying
Se ballots was completely within the
rules of the election and that his
See RSG, Page 2
Bashing for bucks Doily Photo by DOUG MMAHON
Two members of the S.W.A.M.M.P. Band (Sounds, Words, and Many Musical Powers) perform at the 5th annual WCBN
Benefit Bash at the Michigan Union Ballroom Sunday night. The Bash capped off three days of on-the-air fundraising
which raised $12,000 for the student radio station.
Housing rate increases p
By ANDREW ERIKSEN
Rates for University housing will in-
Proposed rate increase crease again next year if regents ap-
prove Thursday the recommendations
from the Housing Division.
TRA DITIONAL HALLS Under the current proposal, rates for
single students in traditional halls
1983-84 1984-85 would increase 5 percent while rates for
non-traditional housing would rise 3
RATE RATE percent. Costs for family housing would
increase 5.8 percent.
SingleTHE INCRE ASE would mean that a
Singe .. . . . .. .. 3 4 .30 329 .60 single room in a traditional hall would
cost $3299.60 for the 1984-85 school year
Doube .. .. . . . 264 .46 277 .80 instead of the current rate of $3141.30.
e s e 2The price of a double would increase
Triple suite . . . . . . 2648.46 2779.80 from $2648.46 to$2779.80.
Early this year;. the rate study com-
Triple ........... 2335.44 2452.10 mittee which is composed of students
.Economy double . 2 239.98 2350.40 and housing officials, recommended a
5.7 percent increase for single student
Economy triple .. « 2089.02 2194.46 housing and a 5.8 percent increase for
Few know realstory
behind Vanline s
According to the recommendations
submitted to the regents by Robert
Hughes, director of housing, and Henry
Johnson, vice president for student ser-
vices, the 0.7 percent reduction from
the original proposal will "be achieved
through forced internal operational
savings spread relatively uniformly
throughout residence hall operations."
DAVID FOULKE, assistant director
of housing, said the "forced internal
operational savings" means less money
will be spent in the halls next year..
As a simple illustration Foulke said
that instead of replacing ten vacuum
cleaners next year, the housekeeping
department might only replace five.
The proposal submitted by Johnson
and Hughes also said housing would not
lower the level of service next year.
THE REDUCTION from the figure
See INCREASE, Page 5
An drop ov
MOSCOW (AP) - Konstantin Cher- President Leonid Brezhnev, is the
nenko, a pillar of the Kremlin's old oldest man ever to become general
guard, was named leader of the Soviet secretary of the Communist Party.
Union yesterday. He vowed in his first WHEN BREZHNEV died in Novem-
speech to maintain the country's ber, 1982, it was widely believed that
military strength as a counter to "the Chernenko was Andropov's rival for the
hot heads of militant adventurists." party leadership. After Andropov won
But the 72-year-old successor to the it appeared that Chernenko's political
.late Yuri Andropov said he supported future was in doubt, but he retained
the Soviet policy of seeking "peaceful enough influence in the top party ranks
coexistence" with the West. to grasp the top party post.
VICE PRESIDENT George Bush, in Chernenko was chosen by his 11
Moscow for Andropov's funeral, has fellow members of the ruling Politburo.
said the Kremlin power shift could be a Unanimous approval yesterday by the
"turning point" in Soviet-American Central Committee was announced by
relations. the official news media at 2 p.m., 6 a.m.
But some Washington officials expec- EST, as head of state and governmental
ted little change, despite publication leaders from around the world.
Sunday of a comment by Chernenko gathered toattend Andropov's funeral.
that "it is more important than ever The funeral will be today in Red
before to multiply our efforts towards Square.
mutual understanding." The statement THE NEW general secretary does not
was written before Andropov's death. yet have the additional title of
In his first speech as party secretary, president, with which Andropov and
before the Central Committtee yester- Brezhnev consolidated their power. The
day, Chernenko said, "The U.S.S.R. presidency probably will remain
will cooperate in full measure with all vacant until the Supreme Soviet - or
states which are prepared to assist parliament - next meets, and elections
through practical deeds to lessening in- for the new Parliament are scheduled
ternational tensions and creating an for March 4.
atmosphere of trust in the world." Tass said Chernenko opened yester-
U.S.-SOVIET relations have day's special session of the Central
deteriorated badly. The Soviets broke . Committee, which praised Andropov as
off two sets of arms reduction talks last an "outstanding leader of the Com-
fall over deployment of new NATO munist Party and the Soviet state, an
'missiles in Europe. The United States ardent patriot, Leninist, a tireless
has been urging their resumption. fighter for peace."
Soviet foreign policy altered little Premier Nikolai Tikhonov, 78, made
during the brief tenure of Andropov and the official nominating speech.
because Chernenko was so closely iden- CHERNENKO'S career has been a
tified with Brezhnev it seemed unlikely slow and steady climb up the party lad-
he would make radical changes. der, alongside his mentor and friend for
Chernenko, lifelong ally of the late See CHERNENKO, Page 2
By JILL LEVY
Who was this St. Valentine dude who lovers
across the world commend each February 14 by
howering that certain someone with heart-
haped cards and Whitman's samplers?
Medical student Nathaniel Holloway simply
said, "I don't know," when asked if he knew any
Valentine's Day history. Not many other students
knew the story either, but one first year medical
student knew a saint was executed on this date in
the Third Century.
ST. VALENTINE was a Christian martyr who
was decapacitated at the request of the Emperor
of the prefect of Rome
Exactly how St. Valentine's Day evolved into a
Pay of love isn't clear, however.
Some stories connect his day to the Roman
festival of Lupercalia, a spring festival of fertility.
Over the years, the festival perpetuated into a day
of romance. Lupercalia traditionally was
celebrated on February 15.
EVEN FLOWER shop owners, who sell more
red and pink flowers on February 14 than on any
other day sometimes draw a blank when asked
how they think the celebration started.
"I really don't know," said Nancy Baldwin,
owner of Nancy's - The Enchanted Florist across
rom Briarwood Mall.
One student, who asked not to be identified, said
she believed it was all a farce.
"THERE IS no history," he said. "The florists
made up the holiday to increase the business."
Whether or not he's right about the origin of the
lovers' day, merchants do in fact sell a lot of hear-
ts, flowers, and candy this time of year.
"The fellas are buying lots of roses - spending
up to 45 dollars a dozen," said a saleswoman from
Nancy's flower shop.
"OUR STORES are packed and will be till
tomorrow night," said Betty Larson, assistant
manager of Crown House of Gifts on State Street.
"The best new product of the year is mugs filled
with Valentine candy," Larson said.
Although confusion persists about the history of
the holiday, card sending probably began in the
Middle Ages, and still continues today.
"HUMOROUS CARDS are the best selling,"
said Larson, adding that "traditional gifts like
stationery, stuffed animals, and candy are big
Students' Valentine's plans range from blind
dates to singing Valentine greetings to studying
"I'll be studying,"esaid Steven Rotz, a senior in
the engineering college. He added, however, that
he did manage to get flowers and candy for a
SAID LSA Sophomore Lisa Smith: "I'm giving
cards to my boyfriend and family."
LSA sophomore John Burns said, "I'm going to
celebrate during break. Right now I have mid-
(Anyone who waits till next week to celebrate
can take advantage of the sales on special Valen-
However Valentine's Day came to be, and
however it is celebrated, it is nice to have one day
set aside for good old-fashioned romance.
to ask miion
in damages for
By SHARON SILBAR
A Detroit attorney said yesterday he would file suit against
Ike and Margarethe Kozminski on behalf of two farmhands
the couple enslaved on their Chelsea farm.
Stanley Bartnicki said he intends to file the multiple count
suit in the U.S. District Court in Ann Arbor later this week.
He said he will seek at least $1 million in damages and back
wages for his clients.
IKE KOZMINSKI, 61, and his wife Margarethe, 56, were
convicted Feb. 10 of two counts of involuntary servitude for
enslaving far-mhands Robert Fulmer, 57, and Louis
The Kozminskis and their son John, 30, were also found
guilty of one count of conspiracy to violate the men's civil
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Joiner will announce
sentences for the family on April 11 in the state's first slavery
case in more than 60 years. The Kozminskis face up to 20
years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
BUT IN ORDER for the two men to receive any damages,
they must file suit in civil court.
"We could have gone ahead without a conviction," Bar-
tnicki said. "A Civil suit does not depend on a criminal con-
Bartnicki said two of Fulmer's brothers, came to him shor-
tly after the Kozminskis were indicted last October. He said he
decided to wait until the criminal case was tried before filing
See FARMHANDS, Page 5
Doily Photo by SCOTT ZOLTON
A bear wearing hiking boots in the Diag yesterday advertises a speech at
Rackham last night entitled "Maximum Sex." The speaker, Josh McDowell,
is a travelling lecturer for the Campus Crusade for Christ.
team from Pizza Bob's wrapped up the campus
College Bowl title last week by defeating the
Scrods in the championship match. The best
this weekend's competion, but the Blue bowlers are expec-
ted to be ready. Even if they don't win, they can never be
worse then the valiant Daily squad which lost so em-
barrassingly to a team from UAC last term. Ql
T'S A WHOLE new ballgame for the Daily sports staff,
Rafter a new group of sports editors clawed their way to
the top of the Daily standings yesterday. Still sweating
SEEN ANY really nasty potholes around town? Don't
remain silent, report them to the city's new 24-hour
pothole crisis line, 99-Holes. The city is encouraging all
citizens to do their civic duty and inform the authorities of
where potholes erupt in the city. The phones are monitored
constantly, and the holes repaired as soon as possible, ac-
cording to a city transportation department news release.
"Remember," the release concludes, "Call 99-HOLES to
report a pothole." E :
Also on this date in history:
* 1949.- Freshman Don Browne ate 48 raw oysters in less
than half an hour.
" 1960 - Prof. James Neel warned in a speech that un-
needed radiation treatments in hospitals threatened to
cause detrimental changes in the human species.
* 1973 - The athletic department raised the price of
season football tickets from $16 to $18. O