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Ninety-six years of editorial freedom
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, December 6, 1985


Vol. XCVI - No. 65

Copyright 1985, The Michigan Daily

Twelve Pages


passes aid bill


(AP) - Spurning a

Republican cost-cutting drive, the House
spending next year in adult and continuing
year, including financial help for a new
generation of older, "non-traditional"
students such as mothers returning to
A five-year extension of a wide variety of
federal aid programs for students,
colleges, and universities through fiscal
1991 was passed and sent to the Senate on a
350-67 roll-call vote Wednesday night.
ACTION BY the Senate on its own ver-
sion of the spending authorization is expec-

ted early next year.
The House bill contained a plan to in-
crease the maximum Pell Grant award,
the primary source of financial aid for 2.8
million low-income students, from the
current $2,100 a year to $2,300 for the
1987-88 school year. Maximum grants
would rise gradually to $3,100 by the 1991-
92 school year.
This feature rebuffed President
Reagan's proposal, outlined in his fiscal
1986 budget plan, to slash federal aid to
college students by 25 percent and to
eliminate Pell Grants for more than

800,000 needy students.
WHILE THE House increased the level
of the Pell Grants, it also voted to tighten
rules for obtaining federally subsidized
student loans in an effort to discourage
needless borrowing and avoid producing
"a class of indentured students in bondage
to their educational debts."
Partly by requiring proof of need from
every student borrower - not just those
from families with incomes of more than
$30,000 - and by tightening procedures for
collecting defaulted loans, the House
shaved the spending ceiling for college aid

from $11.9 billion this year to $10.6 billion
in fiscal 1987, the first year covered by the
new bill.
In another major departure, the House
voted to make most students attending
school less than half-time eligible for most
student aid programs, while also making it
easier for non-traditional students to at-
tend schools and colleges.
THE BILL authorizes $30 million in
spending next ear in adult and continuing
education programs for these students,
who comprise an estimated 40 percent of
See HOUSE, Page 3



backs research

Members of the University com-
munity warned the committee
reviewing classified research
guidelines last night that weakenng or
eliminating the rules would subject
the University to unprecedented
military research and would cloak the
campus in secrecy.
Committee members did not take
specific stands on secret research,
although they said they desire an
unambiguous University policy that
does not permit exceptions. Several
committee memberp, however,
argued that performing defense
research does not detract from a
professor's objectivity or loyalty to
the University.
THE COMMENTS were expressed
at a public meeting of the ad-hoc
committee that was appointed in Oc-
tober by University President Harold
Shapiro to review the University's
current guidelines governing
classified research, which were adop-
ted in 1972.
The committees nomination came
at the request of the Board of Regents,
who ordered the review after former
University Vice President for
Research Alfred Sussman rejected a
research proposal last summer on the
grounds that it violated the Univer-
sity's guidelines.

Political Science Prof. Raymond
Tanter, who submitted the proposal
for alternative approaches to arms
control that Sussman said would
require secret documents and could
not be published openly, defended his
project again last night before the
nearly 75 students, faculty, and com-
munity members.
TANTER SAID the Classifed
Review Panel - which initially rejec-
ted his proposal before Sussman's
final disapproval - "erred ink
judgement" because it "restricted a
faculty member's right to pursue a
certain kind of research to protect the
freedom of open publication.
"It's ironic that an arms control
project could not be studied at the
University of Michigan. It just hap-
pens that classified government
documents were the primary source
of evidence - but not the only sour-
Physics Prof. Joachim Janecke, the
classified review panel member who
rejected Tanter's project, instead
argued that the outspoken professor's
project was subject to approval by the
federal government, which could
restrict its publication without Tan-
ter's approval.
"THE FREE and open exchange of

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY

Great white north
Daniel Moore, an LSA junior, sits in front of the Union yesterday as the snow falls. "I like the snow," Moore said, "it's the cold that bothers me."

Panel discusses need

MSU sends cards to leaders

or A2 city
Growth in downtown Ann Arbor is
inevitable, a panel of local officials
and business leaders agreed last
night, but just how that development
should take place remains unclear.
The discussion at the Ann Arbor
Public Library brought together key
people from several groups concerned
with downtown development, in-
clutling the Chamber of Commerce,
the Downtown Development
Authority, and the city and University
planning departments.

planni ng
President Rodney Benson said that
while downtown Ann Arbor cannot af-
ford to slow new construction and
development, it has not experienced
the decay that other medium-sized
cities have faced.
Benson said the city must work to
rectify its parking and traffic flow
problems in order to accommodate
the new development.
Downtown Development Authority
Chairman Alan Mandel also stressed
the need for public improvements,
especially projects that make the
downtown area more inviting to
See CITY, Page 5

... leads discussion

When Michigan State University
junior Bonnie Peterson was watching
the Geneva summit on television two
weeks ago, she thotight it would be
nice to send the two superpower
leaders some encouragement. So she
got together with some of her friends,
and now they're planning to send huge
holiday cards to President Reagan
and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
thanking them for their efforts to slow
the arms race.
"I wanted to let the two leaders
know that I supported their efforts
toward world peace. I was going to
send a Hallmark card or something,
but after talking about it with other
people on the hall, it had blown up into
this huge project," Peterson said.
A DORMITORY government coun-
cil, the Holmes Hall Association, is
organizing the project, which will
send the superpower leaders eight-by-
four-foot holiday cards filled with
students' signatures.
In the last three days, the
organizers have gathered more than
8,000 signatures, and plan to get 18,000
by Dec. 13, when the cards will be
"The student response to this has
been great," said Peterson, secretary
of the Holmes Hall Association. "I
have people I don't even know call me
on the phone and say, 'Keep up the
good work."'

DKE alumnus saves frat. shant

What are big brothers for? To bail
out little brothers in trouble, of cour-
And that's exactly what Gerald
Ford's "big brother," Grand Rapids
banker Edward Frey, did - donating
$50,000 to the endangered Delta Kap-
pa Epsilon shant located at 6111/2 E.
William St.
The more than 100-year-old shant,
the first fraternity building on the
Ann Arbor campus, was to be conver-
ted into a compact disc shop because

'Our goal is to show the world leaders that
there are some 18,000 Michigan State
students who are concerned about the
world situation and gaining world peace.
-Bonnie Peterson, MSU junior

PRESIDENT Reagan's card shows
an oil painting of a dove carrying an
olive branch on the outside and the
students plan to write the word
"peace" in 15 to 20 languages on the
inside, according to Paul Landin,
associate director of Holmes Hall.
A winter scene will be painted on
the cover of Gorbachev's card, and
greetings "in the spirit of peaceful
cooperation" will adorn the inside,
said Russian Prof. David Prestel, who
translated the students' message.
The cards will be shipped via United
Parcel Service to the White House and
the Soviet Embassy in Washington,
which has promised to forward the
card to Moscow.
THE MATERIALS alone have cost
more than $800, but the expense will
be picked up by Michigan State's
residence halls. Twenty-six of the 27
dorms have agreed to contribute $20
each, and Holmes Hall will pay for the
The organizers plan to hold a
special "V.I.P. signing session on

Sunday, when MSU President John
DeBiaggio and Vice President for
Student Services Moses Turner will
join local politicians in endorsing the
cards. Congressman Bob Carr (D-
Mich.), a representative from Sen.
Carl Levin's office, and state
Congressman H. Lynn and John Doll
will also be on hand at the signing.
"Our goal is to show the world
leaders that there are some 18,000
Michigan State students who are con-
cerned about the world situation and
gaining world peace," Peterson said.
Peterson stressed that the project is
not political.
"This nuclear race thing has gone
way too far. We're looking at it like a
big board game. We don't want either
side to win, but we want to see a tie,"
said Peterson.
When asked if she thinks the cards
will do anything to ease superpower
tensions, Peterson said: "I feel as
though I've done something about it
even if it is in the smallest way. It's

the fraternity could not afford to pay
utility bills and owed thousands of
dollars in back taxes.
But when Frey sent a letter last Oc-
tober saying he would contribute
$50,000 to be matched by the Deke
Alumni Association, negotiations with
The Stereo Center at 605 E. William
over the disc shop were put on hold.
Thanksgiving eve the Dekes announ-
ced that they would retain the shant
for use solely by fraternity members.
So far, the Deke Alumni Association
has raised $113,000 of its $130,000 goal,

said Deke President Paul Caruso, an
LSA junior. A lease was never signed
with The Stereo Center, Caruso said,
and all negotiations on the compact
disc shop have been cancelled.
"They (Dekes) wanted us to com-
mit right away," said Les Harvey,
one of the Stereo Center's owners, but
he said the store was hesitant to sign a
lease until the Ann Arbor Historical
District Commission and the city had
approved all building alterations.
Although the Historical District
See DKE, Page 3

YET ANOTHER television program will
attempt to tell viewers what University
of Michigan students are thinking these days.
T)trit ('hannal 92 u n ies Maoaz ifl

economic issues, but on other issues they're just as
liberal, if not more so, than students of the '70s," he
adds. Old news footage and parts of a film Beaver
made ten years ago about a student activist will be in-
termingled with footage shot recently at a campus
sorority, a College Republicans party, and with Dean
Baker, president of Rackham Student Government.

"Just for Money," and he's heard on the record, too.
Hardcastle, who wrote and produced "19," a con-
troversial synthesizer record about the Vietnam War
that became an unlikely cande-club hit, has kept his
focus on violence for his follow-up single. "Just For
Money" has as its subjects the St. Valentine's Day
Massacre and the Great Train Robbery, and Olivier

SUPER POWERS: Opinion page looks "beyond
the summit." See Page 4.


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