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Ninety-six years of editorialfreedom

Vol. XCVI-- No. 40

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, October 30, 1985 Eigh
STUDENTS TO QUESTION SHAPIRO

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By JERRY MARKON
Two Michigan Student Assembly committees along with the
Latin American Solidarity Committee and Campuses Against
Weapons in Space will co-sponsor a rally on University President
Harold Shapiro's lawn before his open house for students this
Friday.
Ed Kraus, chairman of MSA's Student Rights Committee, said
the rally's organizers hope to bring students together to question
the administration's stances on a variety of political issues.
THE STUDENTS plan to "ask" Shapiro about the ad-
ministration's alledged "repression of political dissent" from
recent campus protests, the administration's willingness to pass
a Code for Non-academic Conduct without student support, and
the regent's encouragement of Star Wars' research on campus,
according to a poster advertising the rally.
"Nothing violent is planned," Kraus said. "We're not going to
be rude and take over his lawn."
Although Kraus admitted that the rally's format "might imply
a confrontational atmosphere," he emphasized that the students
will observe "formal etiquette" in voicing their opinions.

la rally
SOME MSA members last night questioned the assembly's role
in the rally, saying that a disruptive protest would hurt MSA's
image.
"With all the negative publicity I've been hearing about MSA
lately, a rally on Shapiro's lawn won't look too great for us," said
Rick Frenkel, a representative from the College of Engineering.
Frenkel later added that "the majority of people I've talked to
say MSA is useless and ought to be defunded."
MSA PRESIDENT Paul Josephson said he supports the rally
and the role of the MSA committees in organizing it "as long as it
isn't disruptive."
"There's nothing wrong with getting people to talk about the
issues - It's probably the best place to do it - they've got the
president right there."
Shapiro declined to comment on both the rally, and a related
MSA resolution passed last night "strongly suggesting" that he
hold office hours for students each week.
THE RESOLUTION - which was opposed by Frenkel on the
grounds that MSA "isn't in a position to strongly urge Shapiro to
See STUDENTS, Page 2

State approves research fiunds

Daily Poto by DARRIAN SMITH
Author Elie Wiesel speaks to a large crowd at Rackham Auditorium last night. He said that
although there are no answers to the important issues facing the world today, people should
not stop looking for the questions.a
Wiesel ur es audience to
take .a stand on issues

By AMY MINDELL
The small, tired-looking man was hardly
distinguishable from the rest of the audien-
ce in which he was seated before he spoke.
But when Elie Wiesel took the stage at
Rackham Auditorium last night, it belonged
to him.
Wiesel, a survivor of the holocaust who is
considered by some the most eloquent
spokesman for the American Jewish com-
munity and author of numerous books spok-
e before a packed house. And while Wiesel
did not profess to have any answers, he

placed the responsibility for the future in the
hands of the audience.
HE TIED together the problems of con-
temporary society with historical tales from
the Old Testament.
He urged the audience to help fight
hunger, take a stand on apartheid, racism in
America, and nuclear weaponry.
"Hunger is not the shame of the hungry,
its the shame that we should feel ... with
one act of generosity, we can help one per-
son," he said.
See WEISEL, Page 2

By JERRY MARKON
A state appropriations committee this
week approved the University's share of
the Research Excellence Fund, a special
bill proposed by Governor ,Blanchard to
aid the state's top research universities.
Although the University will receive $6.6
million for engineering research in
manufacturing, machine intelligence, and
advanced eletronics, the Engineering
College still needs $2.3 million from the
state to equip a sophisticated electronics
laboratory on North Campus.
UNIVERSITY officials had originally
expected nearly $10 million from the
research fund for the Solid-State Elec-
tronics laboratory currently under con-
struction, but the state legislature unex-
pectedly cut its funding from the budget
last summer. $1
As a result, the University is continuing
to pursue a supplemental state ap-

propriation to make up for the lost funding,
in addition to seeking money from private
industry and the federal government.
Engineering College officials have
estimated that a fully operational
laboratory will require $8 million and this
week's appropriation provided $1.6 million
for laboratory equipment.
"THIS WILL be a good start towards
pulling together the equipment," said
Charles Vest, an engineering associate!
dean. "If this funding hadn't been forth-
coming we would have faced a disaster in
the area of micro-electronics and optics."
"We still have a major shortfall, but
we're optimistic," he added.
Vest said the engineering college expec-
ts the University to lobby for the sup-
plemental appropriation, and Richard
Kennedy, Vice President for Government
Relations, confirmed that University of-
ficials are currently negotiating with

Governor Blanchard's office and the state
legislature for such a bill.
BUT LYNN Schaefer, an executive
assistant in the Governor's Office of
Management and Budget, said
negotiations are moving slowly and may
not result in funding for the University.
"There has been no agreement between
the executive and the legislative branches
on whether there should be a supplemental
or how much money it would be," Schaefer
said. "There is sentiment on both sides of
the issue."
The Governor's office has not yet deter-
mined its position on a supplemental fund,
Schaefer said, other than its general
"commitment to doing something more for
the major research universities."
STATE Senator Lana Pollack (D-Ann
Arbor), the University's primary
legislative supporter in the budget
See ENGIN, Page 3

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A-Squares do-si-do in ballroom

By NENITA NUCUM
Not long after the dungarees and
flannel shirt-clad caller instructs
"Bow to your partner" one senses
that A-Squares is a club for more than
dancing.
Newcomers, who didn't know their
partners until older members of the
club paired them up, laugh and joke
as they complete do-si-dos,
promenades, and allemands around
the Union Ballroom.
AND ANY member with a good
memory can tell you that those one-
night partnerships are known to grow
into more lasting relationships.
"Since the club has been formed,
there has been at least one wedding
every year," says Tom Yee, a 27-
year-old University alumni who has
been with A-Squares for four years.
In fact, the club can attest to
fostering 22 marriages since its foun-
ding 12 years ago.

'Since the club has been formed, there
has been at least one wedding every

year.'

-Tom Yee,

A-Squares member

NOT ALL of the club's members are
students, however. About one-quarter
of its membership is composed of
University alumni and area residents.
Among the members are a truck
driver, a nurse, a substitute teacher,
and even a dentist. They come not
only from Ann Arbor, but also from
Dexter, Sterling Heights, and Detroit.
Regardless of their background,
most say it is the chance of seeing new
faces more than the opportunity to
dance that lures them to the Union
every Monday night.

Karen Dziegeleski helped form the
group when she was a student here at
the urging of a male friend, who was
active in the square dancing club at
Michigan State University until he
transferred to the University for
graduate study.
THE TWO friends started adding
other events, - such as canoeing,
camping, hayrides, and parties - to
the club's agenda. And although the
activities didn't lead to marriage in
their case, it certainly helped spark
other romances.

"The club is a big gathering place to
do things in a group," says Debra
Edwards Onoro. "That's how I met
my husband (Raoul)."
Debra was a student here when she
met Raoul in 1978. Last year they
became the 21st couple to wed.
"I HAVEN'T gotten married yet,"
jokes sixth-year senior Brad Num-
mer, adding that he has, however,
dated four women in the club.
Indeed, most dancers cite as their
reason for joining the club - more of-
ten than they say it's the dancing they
enjoy most.
Philip Krup of Dexter says he
stumbled upon the group one night
when he peeked into the ballroom to
see what all of the commotion was
about.
"I CAME TO meet some people,
found it was fun, and stayed," he
remembers.
See SQUARE, Page 3

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By JEFF WIDMAN
en partygoers searching for that "per-
ume will have one less place to look in
due to two fire code violations that shut
Halloween Outlet Store yesterday.
y two days left until ghosts and goblins
e streets, the Ann Arbor Fire Depar-
ided to close the store, which is located
t William above Steve's Ice Cream, af-
ine inspection revealed a faulty elec-
tion box and improper exits.
DING to Inspector Lee Larson of the fire
nt, "the third floor of the building has
violations for awhile."
he construction going on the second
elt that the violations were jeopardizing
in the building," Larson said.
iager of the Halloween Outlet Store, Jeff
d the closing was unfair.

"We aren't the only three story building in Ann
Arbor who has these code violations," Pixley said,
"I can name a dozen other buildings in violation,
that they haven't closed down. It's all very
political."
CITY FIRE codes require that the third floor of
any three story building have two safe entrances
and exits.
Larson said that, although the store has two
exits, "only one is safe for entering and exiting,
while the other one is considered an emergency
exit."
The other violation involved an electrical jun-
ction box which had previously caught fire and
damaged some of the wires inside.
FOR THE store, the closing comes at the worst
possible time.
The owners plan to move the merchandise in
their Ann Arbor store to their store in Livonia.

Great Pumpkins

Daily Photo by DARRIAN SMITH

Three pumpkins wait to be sold on the lawn in front of the Union yester-
day. The annual sale was run by Chi Omega and Fiji fraternities to
benefit the National Institute of Burn Medicine.

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TODAY
A sandy beach for dogs

pets, he said. "I have to admit that on occasion I have
sneaked snorkle out to the beach for a swim in the
surf," Naugle said. "My vet said it's very good for his
skin, and it's very bad on the fleas." He said he would
bring the proposal to the commission Nov. 19. But
Commissioner Rober Cox, a professed dog lover, said

is a step-by-step illustrated guide published by the
University of Illinois Children's Center. Its goal, says
Center spokeswoman Nancy Fineberg, is to encourage
children to learn by doing. "Young kids love to do
things by themselves," she said in a telephons inter-
view Monday. "And with this,. they can really do it

INSIDE
TORNADO: Sports profiles Xenia, Ohio native
Billy Harris, a starter on the Michigan defen-
se. See Page 8.

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