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Vol. XCV, No. 103 Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan- Sunday, February 3, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Pges
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By JOE EWING
Special to the Daily
MADISON - When you're on top,
everybody guns for you a little harder.
But sometimes that still doesn't matter.
Cellar-dweller Wisconsin came out
looking to upset Big Ten leader
Michigan here yesterday but all the ex-
tra effort got the Badgers was a 94-81
loss to the Wolverines. It was the eighth
consecutive conference loss for
Wisconsin, while Michigan won its sixth
league game in a row and jumped to 7-2
for a share of the league lead with Iowa.
It was the Wolverines' seventh straight
win overall, winning two on the
THE VICTORY capped off a suc-
cessful road trip for the Wolvernes,
who won at Northwestern, 76-52, on
Thursday night. It was the first time in
four years that a Michigan squad has
swept a series on the road.
"It was a big week for us, winning
two on the road," said Michigan coach
Bill Frieder. "Now we just have to go '
home and hope we can sustain it."
"It feels good to win two (road
games) in a row," Wolverine center
Roy Tarpley, who finished the after-
noon with 22 points. "We haven't done
that in awhile."
ANTOINE Joubert led Michigan with5
24 points, and added four rebounds and
five assists. The sophomore from,
Detroit hit on 11-of-16 field goal attem-
pts, most from the upper left corner of
the key, and was 2-2 from the charity
The Wolverines pulled away right
from the opening tip-off as they scored
the first eight points of the contest,r
dominated the boards and took a 50-30
lead into the lockerroom at the half.
Wisconsin staged a valiant comeback
effort in the second half, but it was
already too late.
"I thought that we played a real goodf
first half," said Frieder. "I thought our
offense was good. I know we shot well,
and our defense was steady. It kind of
set the stage for the rest of the game,f
having a 20-point lead." Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
See 'M', Page 8 lMichigan center Roy Tarpley is sandwiched by Wisconsin's John Ploss (50) and Jay Laszewski (54) in action from last
night's 94-81 Wolverine victory. Tarpley scored 22 points.
RETIRING AFTER 34 YEARS
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Reagan
sent advance copies of his 1986 budget
to an already skeptical Congress
yesterday and said his plan - which
would cut domestic spending by nearly
$40 billion next year-is "the most
exhaustive effort ever made to rein in
government's chronic overspending."
Reagan defended his call for in-
creasing defense spending even while
cutting or eliminating many popular
"EVERY proposal is based on a
careful review of what government
should and should not do, what's
worked and what hasn't, what we can
and can no longer afford," he said of his
$974 billion plan.
Meanwhile under the proposed
budget, defense spending would grow
by nearly $30 billion.
Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas
and Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico
met with Budget Director David
Stockman, who expressed optimism
that the bulk of the president's
proposals would be accepted.
"The initial reading is that a great
majority of the freezes and cuts that we
have in, the budget will be acceptable,"
"THERE ARE some problem
areas," he added. "I'm not going to list
them . . . We're aware of defense."
Domenici agreed there were some
problem areas and repeated his
position that it would be "very, very
difficult" for Senate Republicans to
reach their target of cutting the federal
deficit by $50 billion in fiscal 1986 "with
the defense outlays that are proposed in
the president's budget."
However, the Budget Committee
chairman also issued a stern warning to
fellow lawmakers and others who feel
that cuts in defense may allow domestic
programs to escape without' serious
"For those who think we're going to
bail this budget out and all its problems
on the back of defense - they're
mistaken," Domenici said.
"We're going to have to get substan-
tial savings, but this budget points out.
. . that you can't get where you have to
go by just attacking defense spending."
The president's budget was due out
formally tomorrow, and copies of the
plan were distributed to Congress and
to reporters on Saturday with the un-
derstanding that the material not be
made public until 1:30 p.. EST Monday.
Even so, most budget details - ranging
froma wage cut for federal workers to
reductions in mass transit aid - were
leaked well in advance. And Friday
night, some reporters obtained access
to an administration summary.
'Coach' devoted life
By LAURA BISCHOFF
The University community is losing a coach today.
But this coach doesn't head up the football, basket-
ball or hockey teams. And it won't be the University
star athletes who miss him.
RATHER, Luther Buchele, a self-proclaimed
"coach," will retire this month after serving 34 years
as the executive secretary of the Inter-Co-operative
Council, (ICC), the governing body of the co-
operatives on campus. Co-op members will hold a
retirement party to honor him this afternoon.
By strategy and inspiration, Buchele, 64, expanded
the five-house, 170 member co-op system on campus
to the 23-house, 512-member organization it is today.
He developed bookkeeping systems, led training
sessions, sat through "hundreds and hundreds and
hundreds of meetings," and oversaw the general
financial end of co-ops.
More importantly, he made sure he kept his hands
off the day-to-day operation of the primarily studen-
"Luther doesn't do something for someone else,"
said John Hopper, vice president of the ICC for two
years. "That's how he survived . You can't get caught
up in everything. Instead he tries to inspire."
"(I am) sort of like a coach in this position," said
Buchele, enthusiastically waving his hands and
wearing an earnest grin. 'I throw out the ball and let
the players play. If they drop the ball, I throw it back
in but you don't get into the game."
LIKE ANY good coach, he knows the "game" for-
ward and backward and is fiercely loyal to the values
Buchele, who will celebrate his 65th birthday in
March, grew up on a farm in Kansas during the Great
Depression. To save money, his parents belonged to
about 10 farming co-ops, buying fertilizer and feed at
cheaper bulk rates and selling products with a group
of other farmers to reduce competition.
"CO-OPS FOR farmers were a part of growing up,
so naturally I was interested in the (student housing)
co-ops," he added.
Buchele lived in a student housing co-op while he
was a student at the University of Kansas in Lawren-
ce. After undergraduate study, and at the onset of
World War II, he entered the masters program in
Partial deafness in one ear barred Buchele from
the draft. But he was required to work on a team of
military scientists who were researching germ war-
fare. He tested the effectiveness and means of ap-
plication of using a particular bacterium for a
weapon of war.
"I WAS APPALLED by it," Buchele said vehemen-
tly. His co-workers, he said, "weren't very caring,
they were almost wooden."
As a result, Buchele grew disillusioned with scien-
tists and scientific research. He decided to toss aside
a career in micro-biology in favor of working the
In 1946, he helped found the North American
Students Co-operative League and from 1949-51 ser-
ved as executive secretary, the top position. The
league to this day acts as a network of housing, food,
co-ops and credit unions.
IN SEPTEMBER of 1951, he moved from Kansas to
Ann Arbor, guiding the University's small co-op
system through 30 years of economic and political
upheaval. And always, he has remained a constant
figure to the transient co-op population, whose at-
titudes are continually changing.
"For 20 years he did everything and set up many of
the systems that we use," said Margaret Goldstein,
president of ICC. Though he has served in that
capacity for so long, Goldstein said Buchele is still
"a lot of fun ... young at heart."
Membership in the co-ops here was scant when
Buchele arrived - the Korean War draft had robbed
the campus of its male students.
SEVERAL houses closed during World War II and
the Korean War due to a lack of organization,
publicity, and, of course, members, Buchele said. He
called the war years a "very demoralizing time.
It was demoralizing in more than one way.
See BUCHELE, Page 3
Daily Photo by MATT PETRIE
Luther Buchele, "coach" of the Inter-Co-operative Council for 34 years
retires today. Under his leadership the co-op system grew from 5 houses in
1951 to 23.
unxsutawney Phil is just a groundhog 364 days of
the year. But at daybreak Saturday, he enthralled
P hundreds of spectators as he spotted his shadow
and sentenced the crowd to six more weeks of winter. "At
30, you can't believe in Santa Claus, but you can believe in
P11nc,--n- hil" ca mia ,er nPen l-, de,,_
The crowd went wild, chanting "We want Phil" and snap-
ping pictures. Dunkel held Phil close to the ears of James
Means, president of the Groundhog Club and reportedly and
only human who can understand the furry forecaster.
"Punxsutawney Phil declares there will be six more weeks
of winter," Means proclaimed as the crowd booed.
Although Phil appears to be America's premier groundhog,
similar rituals were held elsewhere in the country, with
somes results at odds with Phil's forecast. North of the bor-
der, Canada's grand old weather forecaster, Wiarton Willie
of Ontario, saw no shadow and decided it will be an early
spring. In Chicago it was so cold outside that not even a
American client has been fired for "obscene conduct." The t
worker, who was not identified, had scribbled drawings of
male and female parts on the glass. The management of
Cristalerias Espanolas, tracked down the culprit after
receiving a complaint from the American client. The
disgruntled U.S. company, which was not identified, sent
photographs of the misdeed to back up its charge. A
glassworkers spokesman said the factory would call a
strike for next week to demand the worker's readmission.
He said the dismissal was "totally out of proportion to the
truck on the Pomono Freeway about 50 miles east of down-
town Los Angeles, officials said. "We don't know whether
the Caltrans truck was stationary or moving, but about 15
cattle spilled onto the highway and they had to be rounded
up nd put in portable corrals," one official said. The ac-
cf&pt backed up traffic for miles, and left one driver with
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