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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 7, 1984
Freshwomen wait for dorm rooms

Compiled from Associated Press and
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For almost.a week LSA freshperson
Sharon Jones has been living out of a
suitcase in a South Quad resident ad-
viser's room. She's still waiting for a
permanent dormitory room.
Jones, along with 16 other women,
applied for University housing after all
the spots in female rooms had been
assigned. Since the University guaran-
tees housing in its residence halls for all
freshpersons, the women were moved
in with resident floor advisers in
Markley, West Quad and South Quad
until students who don't show up for
rooms and disenrollments open up
other rooms.
BY YESTERDAY afternoon, the
University's housing office had
reassigned all but four of the women.
Leroy Williams, director of the Univer-
sity's housing program, said the rest of

the women would be moved to per-
manent rooms by Monday afternoon.
"I feel very confident that we will be
able to accomodate those women," he
Three of the women said they did not
receive applications from the housing
division, although they said they
properly mailed in their enrollment
materials and deposits. One of the
women mailed her housing application
in late.
"(Housing officials) said they made a
mistake and for some reason, I didn't
get an application," said Peggy Casey,
a nursing student.
WILLIAMS said he doesn't know if an
application foul-up lies behind the over-
Although a few parents were angered
by the lack of housing and some of the
students complained of inconvenience


most of the women said they didn't
mind staying with the RAs temporarily.
"I'd rather have this than not have
any housing," Casey said.
"I WAS disappointed when I came in
and found I didn't have a room. I've
been living out of a suitcase," said
Jennifer Arnett, another woman
staying with a South Quad RA, said it
was inconvenient because she could be
moved out at any time. Initially, she
left her suitcases and boxes unopened
by the door, but finally unpacked after
five days.
Another woman ended her temporary
housing Wednesday by arranging to
assume the lease of a friend who tran-
sferred to another University.
UNIVERSITY officials are at a loss
to explain why, but for the first time in

at least three years, there hasn't been
enough dorm spots for women entering
the University.
Fewer women are returning to dorm
rooms this year and the latest ad-
missions figures show a drop in the
number of incoming female students.
Williams said it may be that a larger
number of entering women choose to
stay in the University's residence halls
and the University underestimated that
number by 17.
Although one woman who directs the
front desk of a dorm said the crowding
is a sign that the University needs more
female housing, Williams denied any
The situation is minor compared to a
decade ago, he said, when freshpersons
were placed in student lounges and
guest rooms until available space was

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'Entree Plus'
ofers afternative
dorm meal plan
By RACHEL GOTTLIEB Participants will also receive up to
Brochures advertising "a new accent four free guest passes "so they can
on dining excellence" in the Univer- bring their friends and show them how*
sity's dormitory cafeterias may have good the meals are," Duch said.
sparked hopes for improved menus,. The discounts and free guest passes
but the new accent is not on food. are based on the size of the student's
A new meal plan available this year Entree Plus account. A student who
allows off-campus and commuter deposits $100, for example, receives a
students to deposit money in an account 10 percent discount on snack bar meals,
with the University and have money 2 percent off the cost of dining room
withdrawn from the account each time meals, and one free guest pass. The
they eat a meal in a cafeteria or snack available discounts are higher for stud-
bar. ents who live in the dorms and buy En-
THE "ENTREE PLUS" plan in- tree Plus to supplement their regular
j cludes cafeteria and snack bar discoun- meal plan.
t and free guest meal passes for those For LSA sophomore Casey
who open an account, according to Pat- Whitehead, the discounts were incen-
ty Duch of the housing office. tive enough to open a $200 account. "It
Students who live in the dorms and makes sense," he said. "It's like a
have purchased the standard "entree" credit card without a service charge."
meal plan, which allows 13 meals per But others, like LSA senior David
M week in the dorm cafeterias and snack Farmer, find the meal plan un-
bars, may also purchase the Entree necessary and prefer to keep snack
Plus plan for snacks and breakfasts. food in their rooms. Farmer said the
The major difference between Entree regular meal plan is sufficient because
Plus and the old meal plans is that he can "stuff down enough food in two
students are not required to pay full meals to last the whole day."
price for a meal card and simply forfeit
the money paid for meals they do not.
,eat. Those who subscribe to the new
plan will be able to deposit $100 to-$400-
in an account and have the price of each
meal deducted each time the card is
ANY MONEY left in the account at
the end of the term will be refunded to Iiid tgan
the student, Duch said.
Depending on the amount theyHL
deposit in the account, students on.the
new meal plan will receive a discount
on cafeteria and snack bar meals. Duch
said the discount is possible because the Phone 764-0558
money in Entree Plus accounts will be
in the bank earning interest for the


15ruei iteuters reacn accoru ,
JERUSALEM - Labor Party leader Shimon Peres said yesterday he iiad
reached complete agreement with Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir on
unity government under which they would alternate as head of government.
Peres, the prime minister-designate, and Shamir, head of the Likud bloc,
said after an hour-long meeting that the new government would likely be
presented for approval in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, late next week.
The government will feature a rotation system unprecedented in Israeli
history. In it, Peres would serve as prime minister for the first 25 months
while Shamir would be prime minister for a second 25-month period, from.
1986 to 1988.
"But for minor details, we are in complete agreement about the corn-
position of the government and the division of labor inside it the cabinet,'
Peres told reporters.
UAW focuses talks on GMC
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers yesterday picked General Motor
Corp. as its single strike target in negotiations on a new contract to replace
the current concessions pact that expires in one week.
UAW President Owen Bieber, at a news conference, said GM "offers the
best opportunity" for a pattern settlement that would cover not only GM'
350,000 workers but another 114,000 at Ford Motor Co.
Last week, the union had selected both companies as its strike targef,
saying initial proposals from the two firms did not address its twin goals f'
job security and substantial wage and benefit raises.
In naming both firms strike targets last week, the union's Internationdl'
Executive Board gave Bieber the power to select one company if he feltit-
was offering a better deal to the union. The union will now concentrate its efU
forts in the remaining eight days in reaching a contract at GM, which it will'
then present to Ford.
S. Korea head visits Japan s:
TOKYO - Japan and South Korea moved toward a new relationshi$p
yesterday with the historic visit- of South Korean President Chun Do-hwnpI
and a statement of contrition by Emperor Hirohito for the "unfortunate
past" that has divided the two Asian neighbors.
Chun, the first Korean leader ever to visit the former colonial master of
the Korean peninsula, arrived yesterday afternoon for a three-day visit
amid the tightest security measures ever taken by Japanese police.
Several hours after his arrival, Chun held a private 90-minute meeting
with Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone. Foreign Ministry spokesman Shiro
Amaye said the Japanese leader praised South Korea both for its defense ef-
forts and its attempts to initiate a dialogue with communist North Korea. ,
But the climax of the day, and probably of the trip, came yesterday
evening at a state banquet when Hirohito, 83, delivered an anticipated ex-
pression of regret for Japan's past domination of Korea.
"It is indeed regrettable that there was an unfortunate past between us for
a period in this century, and I believe that it should not be repeated againl,"
he said.
Heat wave eases in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - A searing Southern California heat wave has topple
temperature records in two days, knocked out power to almost 100,000 peope
and hospitalized several people with heat exhaustion. Officials said yeste,
day the worst may be over.
Thousands fled to the beaches, classes were shortened in overheated
schoolrooms, and air conditioners cranked up to high speed drew record
amounts of electricity.
Two men were in comas yesterday after being taken to County-USC
Medical Center for treatment of heat stroke, emergency room Dr. Lintn
Bayless said.
"Amazingly enough, we usually don't see much of any heat cases at alR
he said. "But the past couple of days, we've had two very severe ones.,.Boh
men came in comatose."
A third temperature record crashed early yesterday.- an overnight low of
83, highest low ever for the date. Wednesday's low of 82 was the highest 1N
for Sept. 5, and that day's high point was a record 105.
However, National Weather Service forecaster Bob Grebe said yesterday
that the high-pressure system that has caused the heat wave "is already
broken this morning" and temperatures were cooler "at every reporting
Income tax cuts to be small
WASHINGTON - The automatic federal income tax cuts due to take e
fect in January - a major point of contention between the two presidential
candidates - would give an extra $1 a week to the typical $25,000-a-year on
earner couple with two children, and $15 a week to the $250,000 family.
The latest tax reduction, which would show up in 1985 tax returns due April
15, 1986, will come from "indexing" the tax system to inflation - that is, ad-
justing it each year to squeeze out the increased tax burden caused by in-
Indexing was approved in 1981 when Congress adopted Presiden.
Reagan's across-the-board. cut in individual tax rates and continues the,
basic idea of those tax reductions: the more tax you pay, the bigger your tax,
cut in dollars.
Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale has attacked Reagan's
tax cuts as unfair to most taxpayers. To reduce the federal deficit, he has
proposed delaying indexing for those whose income exceeds $30,000.
Reagan, who opposes tampering with indexing, denies any unfairness mi
his tax policies. His backers say cutting everybody's tax rates the same 23
percent just assured that the higher-income people who pay most of the
taxes and do most of the investing would get their fair share.
The across-the-board cuts in tax rates were phased in over four years an
became fully effective this year.

n i
W rong, turnAssociated Press
A gas pipeline in Midland, Texas ignited yesterday as an unidentified man
hit the line while cultivating a field. The man escaped with only minor in-
Mondale's son rallies
student supporters
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trol, cancel the MX missile, the B-1
Bomber, and the production of nerve
HE CONDEMNED Reagan's defense
policies, citing Reagan's desire to
negotiate with the Soviets about land-
based missile reduction. "Reagan then
admitted tht he did not know that land-
based missiles were the strong point of
the Soviets," he said.
"This president just doesn't know
what he's doing," Mondale continued.
"I don't know what else this man
doesn't know, but let's not find out in
the middle of the night."
MONDALE'S said his father would
request a meeting with the Soviets
within six months of his inauguaration
to negotiate a mutually verifiable
freeze on nuclear weapons. He also
reiterated the promise that U.S. troops
would be withdrawn from Central Am-
erica in the first 100 days of a Mondale
MONDALE'S campus appearances
are designed to mobilize the student
vote, which he said will be crucial.
"Government is for the people and by
the people who vote," he told the EMU
students. "Our future is at stake, and it
is not being decided by us because
people our age do not vote."
After his appearance at the Union, he

explained the importance of students
during the primary season. "What hurt
us during the primaries was that Hart
got to the college campuses and we lost
ground on students thinking they would
not vote."
FOLLOWING each appearance
yesterday, campus campaign
organizers tried to recruit student
volunteers and urged students to
register for the November election.
Mondale stressed the importance of the
Michigan contest, saying the state is
one _ of five crucial November bat-
"If you wanted to do something about
this election and you lived in Utah you
would have to move. We're not going to
win in Utah," he said, urging students
from out of state to register in
Because registration closes several
weeks before the election, California
assemblyman Tom Hayden, the
University alumnus who introduced
Mondale, urged students to register
immediately instead of waiting until
late October, when it will be too late.
"It's going to be a hot election,"
promised the former Daily editor who
described himself as a "frumpie" - a
"formerly radical upwardly mobile

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