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Vol. XCV No. 77

Copyright 1984. The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, December 8, 1984

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By KERY MURAKAMI
Members of the University's Board of
Regents yesterday called a proposal to
replace the board with an appointed
panel "a mistake."
The plan to have the governor appoint
the boards at Michigan State and
Wayne State Universitities and the
University of Michigan is one of 24
recommendations which will re
released next week, the Detroit Free
Press reported yesterday.
THE Governor's Commission on the
Future of Higher Education will release
a six-page outline of ideas they are con-
sidering in their study of the state's
colleges and universities.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said giving the Governor the authority
to appoint members to the university
governing boards will "take away the
University's autonomy that it has en-
joyed since 1862."
He said that elected regents are more
accountable to the people than appointed.-
ones would be. The plan would allow the
University to "be made into an agency
of the state," he said.
ROACH SAID there are problems
with elected regents because people
don't know what a regent is and tend to
vote along party lines instead of on in-
dividual merit.
But in states that have appointed
regents, there have been problems. "In
Texas," Roach said, "the governor
wanted to appoint his brother as dean of
a law school."
Regent Gerald Dunn (D. Garden
City) also opposes the plan, calling it
"useless" and predicting that it wil be
removed before the list of recommen-

The University would 'be made into an
agency of the state.'
- Regent Thomas Roach

dations is released next week.
HE SAID IT has been recommended
in "every major educational study in
the last 20 years," and never received
the support of either of the parties.
The controversial proposal will
probably be removed from the report so
that the "committee will not distract
attention from other recommendations
when it has no chance of even getting on
the ballot," Dunn said.
In order for the recommendation to
be adopted, it would take an amen-
dment to the state constitution ap-
proved by the voters.
THE COMMITTEE also plans to
request increases in student financial
aid, including raising Michigan Com-
petitive Scholarships from their
current maximum of $950 a year to
$1,150 a year with cost of living in-
creases in the future.
The report will also recommend for-
ming a state-funded work.astudy
program and merit scholarships for
high school students interested in
teaching.
The regents agreed with these
recommendations. "I'm absolutely in
favor of it," said Regent Gerald Dunn.
"With the federal cuts in student
assistance, universities and the stud-

ents have had to take up the slack."
A SURVEY conducted by the com-
mission with the Michigan Association
of Governing Boards found that one-
third of those interviewed has had
someone in their household apply for
financial aid, with a significant number
unable to attend college solely for
financial reasons. An even larger num-
ber of Michigan residents said someone
in their household had had to withdraw
from college because of money.
Along with increases in financial aid
expenditures, the new report also
recommends $100 million for campus
building renovations.
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
said "all of these ideas should be im-
plemented," but asked, "where will the
money come from?"
THE REPORT also calls for "im-
mediate measures" to stabilize state
college tuition costs, the nation's
highest, but doesn't say how.
Richard Kennedy, the University's
vice president for government
relations, said it would be unwise to
comment because he hadn't yet seen
the report, but did say that if
"stabilizing" state tuition meant
See GOVERNOR'S, Page 2

Associated Press

Berkeley protest
University of California police grab anti-apartheid protesters sitting in on the Berkeley campus Thursday. Four hundred
demonstrators were on hand and eight arrests were reported.

T Amay
fire 12
TAs over
'union dues

By LILY ENG
The University may fire 12
graduate teaching and staff
assistants who have failed to pay
their mandatory fees to the
Graduate Employees
Organization, union officials said
yesterday.
Under the terms of the contract
between GEO and the University
the union is an agency shop,
meaning all TAs must pay the
dues regardless of whether they
belong to the union.
IF THE 12 fail to pay by mid-
night Monday the University will
comply with the terms of the con-
tract and fire the TAs, according
to Colleen Dolan-Greene, the
University's assistant director of
personnel.
GEO's bargaining unit - the
people they represent - numbers
around 1,800. A member of the

bargaining unit must pay the
union bee but does not have to
belong to the union. Of the 1,800,
about 1,100 belong to GEO, said
union vice president Matt
Schaefer.
GEO President Cindy Palmer
said the Univesity sent each TA a
statement at the beginning of the
term explaining the union fee.
"A majority of (TAs) ignored
these statments," she said.
GEO SENT deduction
authorization cards out in Oc-
tober so TAs could give jr-
mission for the University to
automatically deduct the dues
from their paychecks, Palmer
said.
TAs who did not pay before
See 'U,' Page 2

Lorch employees seek physicals

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
At least 23 University employees who have been exposed to
asbestos will mail forms to the University Monday
requesting free physical examinations.
The employees, who work on the National Study of Black
College Students, (NSBCS), a Center for Afroamerican and
African Studies project, all work in Lorch Hall.
The NSBCS team and other Lorch Hall employees were ex-
posed to the potentially cancer-causing asbestos in October
during renovation work. Tests conducted in mid-November
showed asbestos levels in the air were within legal limits, but
employees say they are worried

"At least what we could expect to accomplish is to try to
get a physical on the University's expense," said Adrienne
Garcia, a NSBCS secretary. "I definitely do not think (we'll
get physicals) but we'll definitely pursue it...because I'm not
going to just sit here with my arms crossed."
Garcia said physical exmaninations now which show that
the employees are presently healthy would be helpful in
proving the cause of any future illness.
Ken Schatzle, director of the University's occupational
safety office, said he did not know whether the requests for
physicals would be granted.

Protes

By LAURIE DELATER
Twelve anti-nuclear demonstrators
were jailed indefinitely yesterday and
another faces a lifetime of community
service as a result of the group's non-
violent protest Monday at Williams In-
ternational Corp. in Walled Lake.
Oakland County Circuit Court Judge
Francis O'Brien yesterday sentenced
the protesters to either of the two civil
* contempt terms until they promise to
obey a court injunction which prohibits
blocking the plant's entrance.
BUT ALL 13 refused to make that
promise during their trial earlier this

;ters get
week. They said the promise would
deny them their right to protest the
firm's production of cruise missile
engines in the future.
"You can translate that (sentence)
into the following: life-imprisonment or
life penal servitude, because they have
said they won't agree not to go back,"
said University English Prof. William
"Buzz" Alexander, a spokesman for the
Ann Arbor Peace Community.
All five University students arrested
Monday for blocking Williams' front
gate to employees chose the jail senten-
ce. David Braun, a farmer in Ann Ar-
bor Township, opted instead for com-

'life' sentence
munity service work at the Salvation to the demonstrators.
Army. EARLIER this year other Williams
LATE yesterday afternoon the 12 protesters were released from in-
prisoners sent a letter to O'Brien ex- definite jail sentences after they won a
plaining why they turned down the stay from the Michigan Court of Ap-
community service sentence. peals. The court's final, opinion on
The court "failed to recognize that whether a judge can legally force
the work we already do is service to the protesters to obey the injunction has not
community ... We therefore choose to yet been handed down. "It could be
remain in the Oakland County Jail weeks. It could be months," Goodman
doing our service to the community," said.
the letter said. Some of the demonstrators arrested
The protesters, however, may appeal this week objected to fighting any sen-
their sentence early next week, accor- tence set by the circuit court, saying the
ding to Bill Goodman, an attorney in
Detroit who acts as a free legal adviser See GROUP, Page 2

New Massachusetts law kills

BOSTON (AP) - Drinkers mourned the death of
the happy hour on Friday, the last workday before
Massachusetts bans bars from luring customers with
cut-rate cocktails. But tavern managers said they
won't miss the after-work promotions for "liquid
dynamite."
New regulations outlawing liquor promotions such
as two-for-one specials and chug-a-lug contests take
effect Monday throughout the state as part of a cam-
paign against drunken driving.

"I THINK it stinks," said Michael Utera, 34, pf
Braintree, as the sipped-a glass of scotch at Chadwick
Park, a downtown Boston bar. "I think there are
enough regulations in this country. Somebody doesn't
have to tell me how to drink."
A handful of bars and restaurants have advertised
last-chance happy hours, but most said they planned
to pass the final weekend before the ban without fan-
fare. State liquor officials said they expected no
unusual enforcement problems.

happy hour
"The regulations still say if you're caught serving
an intoxicated person you can lose your license, and I
don't think anyone is going to jeopardize their license
to have one last blast," said George McCarthy,
chairman of the state Alcoholic 'Beverage Com-
mission, which drafted the new regulations.
"It isn't so bad as it may look because it brings
everyone to the same standard," said Steve
McGrath, manager of Guido Murphy's on Cape Cod.
"Now the guy up the street who used to serve two-for-
ones won't hurt us."

Precious commodity Associated Press
An Ethiopian merchant exhibits a sack of powdered milk from the United
States. Reports have uncovered that many local merchants buy food sent for
relief from Ethiopian army officers, and resell it to the Sudan.

TODAY-
Bird-busters
HE UNIVERSITY of Texas campus has been
converted into what some say could be a set

every night," he said. The birds feed away from the cam-
pus during the day, but McKelvey said they return at night
because the buildings provide them with wind shelter and
the campus is relatively free of predators. "They just sack
out here," he said. "They leave at dawn. When it's light
enough to navigate, they boogie." University grounds and
maintenance workers are using a pistol that propels
firecracker-like explosives over the birds' treetop roosts to
combat the problem, McKelvey said. "We're giving them a
dose of their own medicine," he said.

the company is expected to take in $300,000, about 10 times
more than in 1976, its first year. Its customers, small
municipalities in the Los Angeles area, find it cheaper to
use than city workers. Tim said he got the idea for the com-
pany when he operated a janitorial business in East Los
Angeles, which has a persistent graffiti problem. In 1976,
the brothers spent $1,500 for a gas-powered paint spraying
machine, and in a year business was booming.
mT 1rar

during the same period last year, ranking 149th out of 173
elementary schools. "I promised the kids that if they
reached 95 percent, they could shave my beard," Jones
said. His offer was too tempting to pass up, and 36 students
who showed up for every day of class got to take a swipe at
his whiskers during a shaving ceremony Wednesday. "I
knew you could do it," Jones told the students as barber
Walter Chisholm, on hand in case of an emergency, tied an.
apron around the principal's neck. "You earned this."

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