The Michigan Daily - Sunday, September 23, 1984 - Page 3
By SEAN JACKSON
A University student could be $1,000
richer this year thanks to a new
creative writing scholarship honoring
playwright Arthur Miller, a 1938
Miller, whose works include Death of
a Salesman and The Crucible, started
his career as a playwright by winning a
Hopwood writing award while studying
at the University.
THE MILLER scholarship is spon-
sored by a University alumni group
from New York and will be given to a
sophomore or junior showing outstan-
ding writing ability. The award will be
based solely on the recommendations of
University professors. Written work
will not be used in determining the win-
~ Doris Rubenstein, former treasurer
of the University Club of New York,
initiated the award. The idea for the
scholarship came at a dinner where
Rubenstein heard Miller speak about
the importance of giving scholarships
After approaching Miller with the
idea, the club began searching for ways
to finance the prize. The club con-
tributed $1,000 on its own, while ap-
psaling to alumni and associates of
Miller for the rest. His publisher and
agent both made "substantial con-
tributions," Rubenstein said.
THOUGH THE scholarship is
available every year, a winner does not
have to be chosen. According to the of-
ficial rules for the award, "if no writer
is deemed worthy . . . by the faculty
panel, the award will be accrued and
presented the next year or when a wor-
thy candidate is selected."
;English Department Chairman John
Knott, is pleased with the award.
"It will help honor Arthur Miller, one
of the most distinguished graduates of
the University ... and will help to en-
courage students in their writing,"
:According to English Prof. Emeritus
Kenneth Rowe, Miller did not begin at
the University with a career as a
playwright in mind.
"His first work was written during
his springvacation as a lark," Rowe
said. Yet, the manuscript was good
enough to capture a Hopwood award for
Winners will also receive an
authographed copy of Miller's Death of
Poor seating discourages
By ALLISON ZOUSMER
Although 105,000 people piled into the stands at Michigan
Stadium yesterday to watch the Wolverines defeat Wiscon-
sin, some loyal fans grudgingly stayed home.
The fans are handicapped persons who say that
arrangements made for them at the games by the University
Athletic Department are inadequate and possibly harmful.
ACCORDING to one wheelchair-bound fan, Michelle
Cousino of the Center for Independent Living, the
arrangements made for wheelchair users "are very
dangerous and (we) can't see much since we're seated on the
field against a retaining wall."
At a game earlier in the season, Cousino said she almost
collided with a player.
"I saw a football player coming towards me, and if I hadn't
moved, he would now be a permanent part of my body," she
said. "It was such a bad experience that I didn't go back."
Just trying to watch the game can be frustrating for
disabled spectators. In a recent article in the Detroit Free
Press, disabled reporter Jim Neubacher said handicapped
people have a view that includes "the jersey numbers of the
U-M players not on the field, a plethora of coaches, trainers,
and ballboys . . . cheerleaders, members of the marching
band, a ream of photographers, and occasional hangers-on
who seem to merely wander about."
TO COUSINO, the attitude of the Athletic Department is
one of the major reasons for the conditions.
"They act as if they're doing us a favor."
Jim Kubaiko of the University's Disabled Student Services
agrees with Cousino. He says he doesn't know of "any student
in a wheelchair who goes to the games."
"(Disabled) students are concerned about not being able to
sit with the fans. And if the players get into a rumble, (the
disabled) could get hurt."
DESPITE the dissatisfaction, the athletic department says
it hasn't heard a great deal of outcry over the seating
"The seats are not the best," said Assistant Athletic Direc-
tor Will Perry. "But (the department) has done everything
we could. We have not had many complaints."
Perry said the problems are hard to solve because the
stadium is almost 60 years old.
People have got to understand that the stadium was built in
the 1920's and not with handicapped people in mind," he said.
Virginia Nordby, the University's director of Affirmative
Action, says the administration is aware of the problem.
"The University has an accessibility committee that has
examined the issue and is acting upon it," Nordby said.
threatens to leave UNESCO
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Mark Williams, 13, from Windsor enjoys the warm weather in front of the
Art Museum yesterday on the first day of Fall.
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At the time, the private bookstores in
town sold textbooks at regular price
with no discounting. Those who par-
ticipated in 1969 may have envisioned
40 percent discounts, but in reality,
prices around town for textbooks drop-
ped to the present day level of 5 percent
below list price.
"The sit-in was about textbooks, but
those who ran the store at first saw it as
a discount for all items. The goal of the
store has always been to offer a broad
range of student supplies at reasonable
prices," said Webster, who also was
Student Government Council treasurer
for the 1967-68 school year.
Faced with more student uprising
and increasing pressure from the entire
community the regents approved on
October 17, 1969 a plan to sponsor a
bookstore by using a $5.00 fee assessed
on each student's tuition.
THE ORIGINAL plan to run the store
provided for a Board of Directors which
included students, faculty, employees
and a University appointee. The seven
students appointed by MSA to the board
regulate the allocation of surplus funds
back into the store. Keeping the store
non-profit and student-run has always
he University Club sponsors dinner and the film Foul Play starting at 7
p.m. The cost is $4.99.
AAFC/Cinema Guild/Cinema 2-Berlin Alexanderplatz, parts 10, 11 & 12, 2
p.m., part 13 and epilogue, 7:30 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
AAFC/Cinema Guild/Cinema 2-Berlin Alexanderplatz, parts 10, 11 &
12,2 p.m., part 13 and epilogue, 7:30 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Performance Network-Play, North Country Opera, 6:30 p.m., Perfor-
mance Network, 408 W. Washington St.
Ark-The Louisiana Aces, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main St.
School of Music-Organ Recital, Kenneth Brown III, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
City of Ann Arbor-Dedication of Gallup Park Livery, 3 p.m., Gallup Park.
U-M Theater-"Dark Skies over Michigan," 2 & 3 p.m., U-M Exhibit
Museum Planetarium Theater.
AAUW-Book sale, 12 p.m., Arborland Mall.
Outdoor recreation Program-Bike/camping tour to Waterloo Recreation
Area, 8:30 a.m., North Campus Recreation Building.
Organist Anthony Williams gives a recital, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
AAFC/Cinema Guild/Cinema 2-Berlin Alexanderplatz, 7 p.m., Lorch Hall.
School of Music-Organ recital, Anthony Williams, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
Center for Near East and African Studies-Edna Coffin, "Problems in
Translation: Modern Hebrew Poetry," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Computing Center-"How to use the Xerox 9700 Page Printer," and Forest
Hartman, "The PAGEPR Program," 3:30 p.m., 177 Business Ad-
Anthropology department-Phillip Tobias, "Recent South African Con-
tributions to Human Evolutionary Studies," 4:10 p.m., Rackham Am-
Chemistry department-David Curtis, "Metal-Metal Triple Bonds: A
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been a priority, U-Cellar officials said.
Originally the store opened up shop
on the first floor of the Michigan Union.
Its predecessor, The University Store,
held its operation in the Student Ac-
tivities Building before the sit-in, but
sold no textbooks. The U-Cellar became
a hit among the community and a thorn
in the side of the private bookstores in
town like Ulrich's and Follett's.
In 1969 Ann Arbor had more than its
share of bookstores, but all were
privately owned with overheads
which forced them to keep the price of
books and student supplies at list price.
After the U-Cellar emerged, there was
a trend to bigger stores and operations
like Wahr's, Slater's and Overbeck's
bookstores couldn't handle the high
pressure of selling college textbooks,
and closed their stores in Ann Arbor.
"SINCE THERE was no discounting
of textbooks before 1969, the U-Cellar
forced the other stores in town to be
competitive," said Weinberg.
"Before 1969 the local bookstores
could charge whatever they wanted for
all school supplies, but the U-Cellar now
has the purpose of maintaining com-
One year later the store moved to the
basement of the Union, but the store
was always expanding so in 1972 the U-
Cellar began renting the Union
Ballroom for book rushes. The
flowering of the store included the
opening of the North Campus U-Cellar
in 1974 which geared its merchandise to
the art and architecture students who
spent their days on North Campus.
THE LATE 70's brought labor trouble
to the store as employees griped about
lack of control over the operations. Ac-
cording to Weinberg the U-Cellar ex-
perienced "some growing pains" as the
store took shape as a commercial
bookstore while still holding on to its
basic tenets of being student-run and
In 1979 the employees joined the In-
dustrial Workers of the World union.
Relations between the workers and
management soon stabilized, and the
current detente between students,
University, and management has
allowed the store to prosper.
"The atmosphere of Woodstock, the
Ann Arbor Blues Festival, and man
landing on the moon all had an impact
on the founding of the U-Cellar in the
fall of 1969," said Weinberg. "There
was lots of fear on campus back then
due to the co-ed murders. The sit-ins
became an effective means for the
students to feel they could somehow
change the world in which they lived."
WEINBERG DOUBTED that any
mass student movement could start
today simply over the issue of lowering
student textbook costs.
The U-Cellar of today little resembles
the original store. The U-Cellar now
utilizes computerized inventory
systems and offers a wide range of
sophisticated goods like computers and
But it seems the U-Cellar is destined
to always be shrouded in controversy.
The store left its home in the basement
of the Union in 1982 after a dispute with
Union officials over rent hikes and
restrictions on merchandise sales.
At that time Union director Frank
Cianciola said the move was good
because it would allow the Union-run
stores to flourish, but now the Union is
PARIS (AP)-The Executive Board
of UNESCO begins three weeks of
meetings here Wednesday that are
likely to determine whether the United
States goes through with its decision to
withdraw from the organization.
The U.S. plan has presented the U.N.
Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization with its biggest crisis in 38
years of existence.
BRITAIN, WEST GERMANY, Den-
mark and the Netherlands are
reviewing their own continued par-
ticipation in the organization. They,
too, are expected to base their decisions
on the outcome of the meetings. The 51-
nation governing board will consider
wide-ranging changes drawn up by
UNESCO's 161 member states and
Director General Amadou Mahtar
M'Bow of Senegal, a central figure in
M'Bow, who has headed the
organization for 10 years, has been the
target of charges of large-scale inef-
ficiency, mismanagement and corrup-
tion at the Paris-based Secretariat.
M'Bow told a French radio station
Friday that threats, pressure or "acts
that can only be called criminal" would
not force-him to resign because he had
been unanimously elected,, and no
member state could get him removed.
BUT SOME WESTERN delegates
have suggested that M'Bow's departure
might be the only step that could keep
the organization from taking what they
believe would be a radical turn if the
United States and other Western
M'Bow's comments Friday followed
disclosure in Washington of a draft
report by the U.S. General Accounting
Office, the investigative arm of
Congress, that was critical of
UNESCO's management, budgetary
growth, fiscal practices and program
Dileep Padgaonkar, a UNESCO
spokesman, called leaking of the report
THE SOVIET UNION has supported
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some Western demands for
modifications, but has sharply
criticized the U.S. decision to pull out.
The Reagan administration announ-
ced last December it intended to with-
draw from membership at the end of
1984 unless substantial changes were
made in UNESCO's operations.
In August, members of a U.S. gover-
nment advisory commission on
UNESCO released a report saying the
administration's intention to withdraw
was not well founded and might have
been politically motivated. The report
added that "U.N. bashing is a popular
pastime, this is an election year and-
UNESCO is a tempting and vulnerable
THE UNITED STATES, which
provides one quarter of UNESCO's
$374.4 million two-year budget, conten-
ds that UNESCO has become too
politicized, opposes traditional Western
concepts such as a free press, and does
not exercise fiscal restraint.
UNESCO's response is that inter-
national organizations are political by
nature, that there is no plan to involve
governments more closely in con-
trolling the press, and that the member
states decide what the agency does and
how much it spends.
All the Western members have said
that if the United States pulls out, the
organization must cut its spending by 25
percent to match the loss of
Washington's contribution and not try
to make up the shortfall by "increases
in contributions, borrowing or delays in
returning member states' accumulated
If the United States remains a mem-
ber, the Western nations said they want
UNESCO spending frozen at current
levels after adjusting for inflation in its
next two-year budget, which will cover
the years 1986 and 1987.
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