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L-o-op 's fate ren
By ERIC MATTSON But several previous plans which the
Many of the residents of a local cooperative devised to pay off the debt
,housing development say they may be were rejected when they reached
;forced to pack their bags and leave HUD's officer in Washington.
:town unless the federal office of "(Reagan's appointees) want to blow
Housing and Urban Development Arrowwood out of the water," said
T(HUD) accepts a recently proposed a frustrated Damien Kaska, a resident of
1plah to pay off the development's debts. Arrowwood and member of its board of
A'rrowwood Hills Cooperative, a 350-~ directors.
:unit, low- to middle-income develop- SHOULD HUD refuse the plan, many
meht located about two miles north of Arrowwood residents fear they will be
they University Hospital, has ac- forced to fight for others low- or middle-
cumulated a $640,000 debt since its con- income housing - which the city is
ceotion in 1969. Up to this year the severly short on - or pack up and leave.
;government has been willing to let that town.
debt slide as long as the cooperative "Personally, I would just die," said
mide its monthly payments fairly resident Roxanne Ashford. "I would
regularly. lose my home...if HUD did foreclose
THE PAST few years, however, the and turned (Arrowwood) ' over to
'Reagan administration has come private interests there is no way I could
fcollecting and the process of afford to live there."
'foreclosing Arrowwood's mortgage has Sue, Mumm, who has lived in
begun. Arrowwood for one-and-a-half years,
Ilesidents are hoping that the also said she would not be able to stay
Housing and Urban Development office at the cooperative if the government
will accept a last-ditch plan for the sells it. She said that her only option
development to pay off the debt. would be to share a house with several
HAPPENINGS'
Highlight
The University Activities Center's Michigras celebration continues today
with two more Michilympics events: A Parcourse in the Diag at 4 p.m. and a
Pizza Eating Contest in the Union at 5 p.m. The fun goes on at 6:30 in the U-
Club, with the Billy "Frye," a roast of the University's favorite vice-
president, and the semi-finals of the Battle of the Bands beginning at 8:30 in
the U-Club.
Films
Alt Act-Burden of Dream, 7 p.m.; Fitzcarraldo, 9 p.m., MLB 3. -
AAFC-The Road Warrior, 7 & 10:20 p.m.; Mad Max, 8:40 p.m. Aud. A Angell.
Cinema Guild-The 22nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, 7, 9, & 11 p.m.,
Michigan theater.
Cinema 2-The Sting, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch.
Mediatrics-All That Jazz, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 4.
Theta Chi-Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were
Afraid To Ask, 7, 8:40, & 10:20, Nat. Sci.
Performances
School of Music-Symphony Band, 8 p.m., Hill; Composition Recital,
David Gompper, 8 p.m., Recital Hall; Violin Recital, Cynthia Birdgenaw, 8
p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Brecht Company-St. Joan of the Stockyards, 8 p.m., RC Aud., East Quad.
Pound House-Benefit Concert, Peter "Madcat" Ruth, 8 p.m., Union
~ballroom.
Ark-Irish Fiddle concert, Liz Carroll, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill. -
PTP-Play, Miss Julie, 8p.m., New Trueblood Arena.
Speakers
l.Muslim Students Assoc.-Arabic Circle discussion, 9 p.m., 407 N. Ingalls.
Natural Resources-Don Rush, "Regional, National, and International
tissues in Industrial Forest Management," 3 p.m., 1040 Dana.
Southeast Asian Studies-David Hellman, "Quantity vs. Quality: Rural
Development in Thailand," noon, Lane Hall.
Transportation-R. Adiv & R. Duke, "Neighborhood Transportation
Simulation Game," 3 p.m., 4050 LSA.
Dickens Fellowship-Ruth & Robert Inglehart, "Trollope: Another Side of
Dickens' England,"8 p.m., 1420 Hill.
Anthropology-Rondald Berg "Report on Fieldwork in Peru," 4 p.m., 202
LSA.
Engineering-David Ollis, "Kinetics of Mixed Cultures Involving Recom-
binant Systems," 4 p.m., 1017 Dow; David Smithe & James Eridon, "A
Mehtod for the Deconvolution of RBS Spectra," 4 p.m., Baer Room, Cooley;
Nuclear Engineering Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., White Auditorium, Cooley.
Western European Studies-Heinz Henisch, "Early Photographers of An-
-Jcient Rome," noon, 207 Tappan.
Guild House-Kathleen Dannemiller, "Women's Lives," noon, 802
> .Monroe.
, Chinese Students Christian Fellowship-Bible Study, 8 p.m., Trotter
House.
Korean Christian Fellowship-Bible Study, 9 p.m., Campus Chapel.

Chinese Bible Class-7:30 p.m., University Reformed Church.1
Tae Kwon Do-5 p.m., CCRB.
Miscellaneous
Duplicate Bridge Club-Pairs game, 7:15 p.m., call 668-1048.,
Folk Dance Club-International Folk Dancing, 3rd floor, Dance Studio,
corner of State & William.
Museum of Art-Art Break, Pru Rosenthal, "Nineteenth Century Pain-
tings," 12:10p.m.
Continuing Medical Ed-"Continuous Arteriovenous Hemofilteration for
Acute Renal Failure," call 763-1400.
SAC-Li'l Sibs Weekend, movies & cartoons in dorms, ice skating at
Veterans Park, 8 p.m.
Michigan Ensian-appointments for 1985 senior portraits, call 764-9425.
Iranian Women's Assoc.-International Women's Day, 7 p.m., 126 East
Quad.
WCBN-5:30 News Report, 88.3 FM, 5:30 p.m.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Michigan Daily, Friday, March 9, 1984 - Page 3.

iains uncertain

other people. She explained, however,
that she "doesn't want to live like a
college student for the rest of my life."
RESIDENTS BARE asking HUD to
accept a $200,000 down payment on the
debt and allow the cooperative to pay
off the remaining money in monthly in-
stallments. Most of that down payment
would come from a $120,000 loan which
Ann Arbor city council approved
several weeks ago.
Kaska said that Arrowwood has
made its monthly payments fairly
regularly since 1978. Much of the debt
built up before that and should actually
be blamed on HUD and the city of Ann
Arbor rather than on Arrowwood
residents, : he said.
Because neither the city nor HUD, the
two groups responsible for the
cooperative's construction, made sure
the structure met city building code,
Arrowwood has been plagued with
repair costs which have drained their
ability to pay off the debt.

"(THE DEBT) is HUD's fault and we
shouldn't be forced to pay it back in an
unreasonable fashion," Kaska said,
who talks of legal action against the
government if HUD does not come up
with a counter proposal which the
cooperative considers a reasonable
payback plan.
City councilmembers backed the
cooperative because few of the residen-
ts have the money to move out of town
and perhaps even fewer will have any
luck finding a new home in town.
"We have a limited and dwindling
stock of low- and middle-income housing
in the city," Councilmember Larry
Hunter (D-First Ward) said this week.
"(And) I don't think they necessarily
have the money to move away."
For now, however, all the residents of
the housing cooperative can do is wait.
HUD officials declined to comment
yesterday on Arrowwood's newest
proposal. Officials at the department
said the decision would be made
sometime next week.

State dept.

official

Five luftballoons

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF

discusses arms control

LSA junior Diane Vandenberg and her clownfriend LSA sophomore Vernon
Grigg pass out balloons yesterday in the Fishbowl in celebration of
Michigras. The Mardi Gras-like festival is sponsored annually by the
University Activities Committee.

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By COLIN ZICK
The Soviet Union's reluctance to
negotiate with the United States is the
main obstacle blocking an arms
agreement between the two nations,
said Assistant Secretary of State
Robert Dean last night.
Speaking to a 100-member audience
in a Hutchins Hall auditorium, Dean
said the Soviets have not responded to
several U.S. offers to reopen
negotiations.
DESPITE THE diplomatic break
between the U.S. and the Soviet Union,
Dean said he is confident talks will
eventually start up again. But the next
move is up to Soviet leaders.
"The President has made it clear he
will not offer new proposals simply to
get the Soviets (back) to the table,"
Dean said.
A hardline position by the U.S. is
essential to combat the Soviets, "lack
of restraint" in Afghanistan, Poland,
and Third-World countries, Dean said.
DEPLOYING Cruise missiles in
Western Europe is necessary not only
to defend the area, but to show
America's determination to fight Soviet
aggression, he said.
NATO's decision to deploy the Cruise
missiles, "was the clearest demon-
stration that the U.S. was committed,
without reservation, to the defense of
Western Europe.

"An attack on Europe is an attack on
the United States itself," said Dean who
is also a supervisor of U.S. policies in
international arms control
negotiations.
U.S. channels for negotiations with
the Soviet Union are open, Dean said.
"The Soviets did not reciprocate our
flexibility."
Dean was the second speaker in a
four-lecture series this month on "East-
West Relations in an Age of Nuclear
Confrontation," sponsored by the Cen-
ter for Russian and East European
Studies.
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