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Vol. XCV, No. 101 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Friday, February 1, 1985 Fif teen Cents Ten Pages

Panel pro
dorm rate


loses 4.7%

The University should charge studen-
ts 4.7 percent more to live in a dorm
next year than it did this year, a
University committee which advises
the housing office said yesterday.
The recommendation by the Single
Student Housing Rate Study Committee
will be passed along to Robert Hughes,
director of housing, who will decide how
much administrators will ask the
University regents to raise housing fees
for 1985-86.
HUGHES SAID yesterday that he
supported the recommendation which
applies to traditional and non-
traditional housing.
The committee, which is made up of
five students and three faculty mem-
bers, began meeting in November to
consider its recommendations.
If the recommendation is adopted by
the regents at their meeting next mon-
th, the increase would be one percen-
tage point less than last year's 5.7 in-
HOUSING officials should be able to
hold down the late of increase because
utility costs, which are a significant
part of the housing budget, have leveled
off somewhat after skyrocketing for
years, said Larry Durst, business
manager of the committee.
Utility rates are now increasing by 10

to 15 percent each year rather than 18 to
30 percent as in recent years, Durst
As part of a new telephone system
being installed at the University, the
housing division should save an
estimated $40,000, next year, Durst
said, and the residence halls are not
planning any major changes in ser-
"(THE) expectations of students
living in halls are being met," he said.
The committee, however, recom-
mended a $10 increase per student for
the General Student Residence Reserve
fund, an account used to purchase large
equipment and pay for major
renovations. The fund would receive
$120 from each student, up from $110
last year.
The recommended increase for this
fund would not apply to residents of
non-traditional student housing such as
Baits, Oxford, or Fletcher Hall.
DURST SAID that housing officials
should make a special attempt to hold
down the cost of non-traditional housing
because the vacancy rates in these
dorms have already been especially
The committee hopes that by keeping
rates as low as possible, converting
double rooms to single, and offering
short-term housing in Baits, the

sagging occupancy rate can be boosted
from 85 percent to 96 percent.
The committee also expressed great
concern over the lack of students in-
volved in the University's food serivce.
"We usually never have enough studen-
ts to fill positions," said Kay Hawkins,
food service associate. In the 20 years
she has worked there have been few
years without problems, she said. ,
The committee said the dorms should
emphasize their wage rates in com-

parison to fast food businesses. "I think
the wages are very competitive,"
Hawkins said.
The committee set forth various
other suggestions to attract students to
the University's cafeteria business
such as direct mail recruiting and
establishing a minimum number of
hours of shifts. They also suggested
giving students willing to work the
required number of hours higher
preference when choosing shifts.



Proposed 1985-86 rates
Single ...... .$3,319.94
Double . . . . . . . .. . . . 2,800.14
Triple Suite .....f.. .. ..i.. 2,800.14
Triplei. . . *... . . . . . . .. 2,467.92
Economy Double .. . . .. .". 2,368.48
Economy Triple ,........ .. 2,208.02



Union plans further renovations

Associated Press
Michigan's Richard Rellford hangs on the rim after missing a slam in last
night's game against Northwestern. Michigan didn't miss many shots
however, as they~tr'fnced the Wildcats 76-52 in Evanston.
" "
SurgicalBlue shooting
makes 'Cats look sick

Special to the Daily
EVANSTON - Michigan's Roy Tar-
pley and Antoine Joubert had slight
fevers from a week long bout with the
flu, but it was Northwestern Wildcats
who took the heat last night at Welsh-
The Wildcats suffered a 76-52 scor-
ching at the hands of the red-hot
Wolverines. The victory, Michigan's

sixth straight, avenged a 54-52 overtime
loss last season at Northwestern, a loss
which possibly knocked the Wolverines
out of a NCAA Tournament berth.
of the big Ten standings along with
Iowa, which last night dropped the
rapidly fading Indiana Hooosiers at
The Wolverines are now 6-2 in the.
See CATS, Page 10

Michigan Union officials have spent the past few
years attempting to make the Union "the center of
University life," but Director Frank Cianciola said
yesterday plans are now underway to do still more
with the history-laden building.
Cianciola announced yesterday at a press con-
ference that the final phase of the $4.6 million project
to renovate the Union has been completed. This last
phase included the opening of the ground-floor shop-
ping mall with its five local stores and Barnes and
Noble, a New York-based bookstore.
OFFICIALS are now looking at ways to renovate
the fourth floor of the building which houses the of-
fices of a number of campus organizations. Cianciola
said that at this point he has no solid ideas for raising
funds for the new project.
"We are presently gathering proposals from many
campus organizations about what we will do with the

fourth floor," said Cianciola. "At this point we've got
no definite plans about how the space will be used."
Bob Moore, a finance manager of the Union,
promised "intense planning over the next six mon-
ths" to decide where funds will come for new projec-
ts. Moore did say that if the Union made a profit from
stores' rent or from the Michigan Union Grill (MUG)
food services, that money would be invested in
another major renovation project.
FUNDS FOR the initial project came from a
resolution passed in 1981 by the University's Board of
Regents which allocated $7.53 of each student's
tuition bill every term until the year 2003.
Moore said Union officials wil not ask the regents to
increase this assessment to raise money for future
He added that he could not say how well the Union
is doing financially this fiscal year which ends on June
"OUR GOAL has always been to run the building on

a non-profit basis," said Moore. "This year we an-
ticipate to break even, but we won't know until the
end of the fiscal year."
Cianciola unveiled the ground floor shopping mall
yesterday saying that "the facility is not just a
building for the tenants but instead it is now a place
for the entire University community."
According to Cianciola the six new tenants of the
ground floor were chosen on the basis of their
available service to students with an emphasis on
Ann Arbor businesses. The only non-local business
currently renting space in the basement is the
national firm, Barnes and Noble.
All of the basement stores are scheduled to have
their doors open today.
Local merchants include Pronto Printing and
Typing Service, Sun Photo, Great Places Travel Con-
sultants, a branch of the National Bank of Detroit,
and Study Break - a center which includes video
games and cassette movie rentals.


Meese clean, ethics chief says

Budget includes work
study in aid ceiling.

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The government's chief ethics officer
said yesterday that Attorney General-designate Edwin
Meese did not break ethics rules, and an assistant who had
initially concluded there were violations said, "I probably
misconstrued the facts."
David Martin said two staff members determined Meese
had an "appearance" problem involving a $60,000 loan at
favorable rates arranged by accountant John McKean, who
was later appointed to the U.S. Postal Board of Governors.
BUT MARTIN declared Meese violated no code of ethics.
"I'm certain he didn't" Martin told the Senate Judiciary
Committee on the third day of hearing on Meese's confir-
m n as head of the Justice Department.
The appointee of President Reagan said, "I had no
pressure from anyone regarding this matter," including
presidential counselor Meese, his attorneys and White House
counsel Fred Fielding.
Martin's conclusion of no violation came after he showed
his assistants' preliminary report to Fielding and permitted
Meese's lawyers to file a formal response.

BUT ARCHIBALD Cox, the president of the lobbying group
Common Cause and another witness at the hearing, called
Martin's conclusions "incredible," "unbelievable" and
On the third day of the hearings, the first without Meese
present, senators pried open the normally secret
deliberations of the ethics office, which polices the conduct of
110,000 federal employees.
The ethics office mainly was concerned with the federal
jobs obtained by two men who helped Meese financially -
John McKean, chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of
Governors, and Thomas Barrack, a former Interior Depar-
tment official who used some of his own money to get Meese's
California home sold.
Martin said he did not overrule his staff, as some senators
had been concerned that he had done. He insisted they all
come to their final conclusions after numerous give-and-take
"That's the furthest thing from the truth and I'm really
outraged by it," he said, referring to the allegation he was
pressured to change his mind.

Secretary-designate William Bennett
has informed a Senate committee that
college students' earnings in gover-
nment-subsidized campus jobs would
count against the $4,000-per-student aid
ceiling proposed by Reagan ad-
ministration budget-cutters.
Nearly 750,000 students averaged
more than $750 in earnings in 1984
through the College Work-Study
NOW, under the budget-cutting plan
President Reagan will send to Congress
Monday, those earnings would be coun-
ted with students' federal grants and
loans against the $4,000 lid.
The Associated Press, citing an ad-

ministration source, reported last
Saturday that Reagan's budget will
seek to bar students with family income
over $32,500 from the Guaranteed
Student Loan program and clamp the
$4,000 ceiling on the total aid in one year
for even the neediest students. It will
deny Pell Grants to those families ear-
ning more than $25,000.
Bennett, now chairman of the
National Endowment for the
Humanities, was questioned at his con-
firmation hearing Monday about the
cuts by several irate senators. He
defended the principle of trying to tailor
the cuts so they hit middile-income
students harder than the poor.

... cleared of charges

Short suit

predicament," Brand said. "I just hope it makes a dif-
ference more than just in Tewksbury. I hope it makes all
women realize they don't have to be subjected to this. "The
funny thing is that I never was involved in anything, let
alone women's lib," she added. "But I knew it was just
wrong." The waitresses and the motel reached an out-of-
court settlement Jan. 15 that was negotiated and approved
by the Boston office of the federal Equal Employment Op-
portunity Commission. Motel executives said they have no
problems with the out-of-court settlement. "It's perfectly
OK with us," said Thomas Nantell, regional director of
Associated Motor Lodges Ltd., owner of the Holiday Inn in

bookstores in the city's Greenwich Village have sold about
300 copies of "Psychological Operations in Guerilla War-
fare." The book caused an uproar last year when Congress
learned it had been distributed among anti-Sandinista for-
ces in that leftist Central American nation. The 44-page
manual instructs guerrillas to "kidnap all officials of the
Sandinista government," to benefit from the "implicit
terror" that comes with carrying weapons, and on how to
put the killing of an informer in the best light. Just why New
Yorkers want to know these things is not clear. "It's sort of
like selling a copy of the para military magazine Soldier of
Fortune," said John Webber, a clerk at the Kiosk

where the slip-up occured. James Mailhiot of Rutland filed
a $100,000 suit in Vermont Superior Court this week against
Green Mountain Businesses Inc., which operates a local
Dunkin Donuts shop. Mailhiot said he was thrown on the
floor of the restroom when he attempted to sit on the seat,
which he said was not completely attached to the toilet bowl.
He said in the suit he suffered great pain, incurred medical
costs and lost wages.






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