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The Michigan Doily - Wednesday, November 26, 1986 - Page 3


Commission debates giving sorority a house

As of press time last night, the Ann Arbor
Planning Commission had not voted on a proposal
.hat would clear the way for, a new sorority to
urchase a house on Baldwin Street for its 30
The proposal would allow Delta Phi Epsilon to
ponvert the two garages, basement, and attic at 910
;Baldwin St. into habitable living space. The sorority
bad made plans to purchase the house as long as it
could make the changes to accommodate all of its
Alpha Phi Epsilon's proposal to convert the house

was brought before the commission last night as a
"special exception." The conversion of the house
would violate several zoning laws, but the planning
commission can make exceptions to the rules.
Mary Beth Seiler, the local advisor to the
sorority's chapter, called the zoning complaints "a
major obstacle" which are being used to block the
sorority's proposal.
The proposal was first brought before the
commission last fall, but it was tabled because of
ambiguities in some of the zoning laws connected
with the changes.
The North Burns Park Neighbors Association op-

posed the change, as did Betsy Stranahan, who owns
the house adjacent to the sorority's would-be house
on Baldwin.
"We're opposed to the proposal for two reasons,"
said Andrea VanHouweling, a representative for the
association. "First of all, the house even after the
proposed conversions is inadequate for a group of 30
people to live in, and the lot is too small for parking.
Secondly, we are concerned about the density of
student housing in our neighborhood."
"There are 16 group houses in the neighborhood,
including fraternities, sororities, and co-ops. It's just
too much," she said.

Sorority President Alison Zousmer said, "I can
understand their concerns, but I don't think that they
understand what we're trying to do."
"We're concerned because we know that they're
open about not liking sororities or fraternities in the
neighborhood," she said. "We know that it doesn't
have to do with us as a group personally. They don't
even know us."
Last March, North Park area residents were defeated
in their opposition to another sorority, Collegiate
Sorosis, which came before the planning commission
wanting to put an addition onto their house on
Lincoln Street.

BC students
avor new
Residential College students
were initially concerned when they
learned that they would be
registering for their RC classes
with all other students, but those
who have registered say the new
ystem actually works better than
the old one.
"At first everyone panicked,"
said Residential College junior
Leonard Hinz, who, under the new
procedure, was able to register into
the Residential College classes he
wanted. "People thought, 'Oh my
God, they're going to fill up my
classes.' But that wasn't true."
The new policy, which began
during class registration for winter
term, marks the first time
Residential College students have
not signed up early for their RC
courses. Instead, they register for
them during their regular
registration appointments along
with their classes outside the
This worried some students who
thought that their priority over
other LSA students for RC class
space may be jeopardized. But
according to a newsletter issued
prior to registration, provisions
were made with CRISP to assure
' hat this would not happen.
Students who have registered for
next term say the provisions are
Sbeing upheld.
Nicole Pin sky, an RC
sophomore who was able to register
Into all the RC classes she wanted,
said she was relieved to find out
that spots were being reserved.
lthough Pinsky was initially
'surprised" that a new registration
rocedure was going to be enacted,
he said the new system is more
"We only have to make one trip
o CRISP. It's a lot more
onvenient," she said. Under the old
procedure, RC students had to wait
in line twice to register - once to
sign up for their RC classes and
again to sign up for other classes.
Assistant Registrar Thomas
McElvain also sees the new
procedure as an improvement. "I
can't see of any case where RC
itudents are being disadvantaged,"
he said. "The total number of class
spaces are being better distributed
among RC students."
The new registration procedure
allows students to better plan their
class schedules, according to RC
Uirector of Academic Services
Nancy Kushigian.
"It allows RC students to think
of their schedule as a whole rather
than thinking of RC classes first
0nd then scheduling other courses
Around them," she said.

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on her family, her friends, and other'
her countrymen.
"If I go outside of my house, I
don't have the guarantee that I will
return safely. I have no gaurantee
that my house and my family will
still be there," she said.
Innocent children are the victims
of war, she said. Describing one
child's reaction to war Zankoul
asked "Can you imagine a five year
old child trying to commit suicide
in Lebanon because she lost her
two brothers and her father?"
Zoleka Skweyiya, a youth from
South Africa also stressed the
effects upheaval have on children.
"If a child lives with hostility, he
learns to fight. If a child lives with
fairness, he learns justice."
Skweyiya has experienced South
Africa turmoil first hand. Her father
was imprisoned because of his
active role as a lawyer in civil
rights movements. Other lawyers
that her father knew were murdered
because of their involvement in
civil rights.




"I pray that the problems in my
country can be solved without
further killing," Skweyiya said.
Waya Araos, a teenager from the
Philipines painted verbal pictures of
children dying of starvation in her
country. Eleven year-old boys have
to work full time as sugar cane
workers so they can afford food.
Later, Lotey Kiluwe spoke on
the effects of U.S. nuclear bomb
testing from 1946-58 on two of the
Marshall Islands. "No one can live
on the two islands used as test
Seth Ubogy, a high school
student from Greenwich,
Connecticut addressed the nuclear
arms race. "It is time to make a
choice between the human race and
the nuclear race" he said.
Ubogy stressed that too many
Americans ignore the problems of
other countries. He said that
changes could be made if enough
people speak out and fight for what
they believe in. "Chronic
ignorance" is not the solution, he

Doily Photo by PETER ROSS.
Zoleka Skweyiya, a member of Children of War, speaks at the Ann Arbor Public Library last night. She spoke'
on the lack of "tolerance, patience, and fairness" in South Africa. Skweyiya said the adults of South Africa
have failed, and, as a result, the youths of that country have become involved in the struggle against apar-

Thanksgiving comes with many left out in cold

For some, Thanksgiving
inspires images of lavish dinners,
cozy living rooms with a fire in the
hearth, and a good football game on
the TV. But for the homeless,
Thanksgiving may serve as a bitter
reminder of the comforts they lack.
Cathy Zick, director of the
Shelter Association of Ann Arbor
at 420 W. Huron St., said the need
for shelter has grown by nearly 25
percent nationwide this year. In
Ann' Arbor, nearly 1,200 people
live without homes.

The Shelter Association has 50
beds which are available on a first-
come first-serve basis. People who
arrive too late to claim a bed are
turned away, Zick said.
As the weather gets colder, more
people request shelter. This year's
"danger signal," Zick said, came in
August; wlien the shelter turned
away five people, the same number
rejected last December.
Zick said the Shelter Association
was unable to put people in motels
because of the cost. And the Arbor
Haven Shelter at 809 Henry St., the

only other adult shelter in the city,
is also being filled to capacity every
night, so some people are forced to
sleep outside.
To augment shelter service, Zick
asked area churches to participate in
a "rotating church shelter." Under
the program, churches would act-as-
shelters on a rotating two-week
The three churches that have
volunteered to serve as temporary
shelters are St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church at 306 N. Division St.,
First Baptist Church at 512 E.

Huron St., and St. Mary's Student
Chapel at 331 Thompson..
The dates when each church will
pick up the overflow from the
Shelter Association have not been
Although Zick cited the
churches' distances from the shelter
as a drawback she predicted the
system be be successful.
"It's good that more people
aware of the problem are involved
in the solution," she said.
Other area shelters include the
Ozone House, for minors, at 608

US was unprepared for summit, official says

nation's top military officer told
Congress yesterday that the Pent -
agon wasn't consulted on the
military effects of a major nuclear
arms control proposal before Pres -
ident Reagan offered the plan to
Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev at
the Iceland summit.

The U.S. offer to eliminate all
atomic-tipped nuclear missiles within
a decade caused "real concern" among
U.S. military leaders, said Adm.
William Crowe Jr., chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The- proposal was discussed by
Reagan and Gorbachev at their

summit meeting in Reykjavik last
month and is still under consideration
at ongoing nuclear arms reduction
talks in Geneva, Crowe said.
During the 10 days before the
meeting was announced, there were.
general discussions about various'
combinations of nuclear arms re -

ductions, Crowe told the House
Armed Services Committee.
When Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis),
the panel's chairman, asked if the
five-member Joint Chiefs had studied
the military impact of eliminating all
nuclear missiles, Crowe answered,

Turkey Day means more than football, food

N. Main St., and the S.O.S.
Community Crisis Center at 114
North River in Ypsilanti.
St. Andrew's offers breakfast
every morning from 7:30 to 8:30
and brown bag lunches on
Wednesdays, Saturdays, and
Police probe assault
An 18-year-old man was
attacked with a lead pipe in the
parking structure on Maynard
Street early yesterday morning,
according to Sgt. Craig Roderick.
Roderick said the victim was
involved in a fight with the
suspect, a 21-year-old man from
Ingstram, Mich., at the Nectarine
Ballroom around 1 a.m. After the
men were asked to leave the club,
the suspect took a pipe from his
car and chased the victim to the
parking structure, Roderick said.
The victim ran back to the
Nectarine and called police. Patrol
officers apprehended the suspect
and released him pending
-Melissa Birks
1- -
2for 1 Carnations i
(Good Until 12/3/86)
One per customer per week

(Continued from Page 1)
represses Native Americans," he
TO SOME people, however,
Thanksgiving doesn't hold much
meaning at all. Laura Huckle, an
LSA sophomore, said, "It doesn't
mean anything to me. I don't like
turkey and I don't sit there and
chow down."
But for most Americans,
Thanksgiving is a time for families

to be together and for individuals to
give thanks for what they have.
Monica Tomosy, a natural
resources graduate student, said of
Thanksgiving: "It's a time to sit
back and think of how fortunate I
am to have a family, friends, and
basic human rights."
Graduate student Kristin Sanders
added, "Thanksgiving's feeling of
togetherness represents people
being thankful for what they have."
Ann Arbor resident Adele Banner

described the warmth that being
with family and friends during the
Thanksgiving period adds to the
celebration. "Thanksgiving is a
time to be thankful," she said, "a
time to get together with friends;
and recall events that have brought
happiness during the past year."
ANSWERS to the question
"What does Thanksgiving mean to
you?" were widespread. Some of the
responses include:
""Turkey-eating, mostly. The

men sit around and watch football
games while the women stay in the
kitchen and cook dinner. It's a
holiday pattern that seems
appropriate and fits in," said Ph.D.
candidate Sandy Ballard.
*"It means the first snow. Snow
is usually on the ground and it's
time to put away our bicycles. It
marks theuturning of the tide from
fall into winter," answered LSA
senior Lynn Brown.
*"Thanksgiving is a time to have
a good meal prepared by my
grandmother and reflect on the
struggles of our fellow man," said
LSA freshman Marc Koenig.
LSA Freshman Nancy Oberst'
enthusiastically stated her thoughts
about the holiday when she said, "I
love Thanksgiving. It rules. It's the
only time when my whole family
gets together. I live for Turkey



MSA may owe Student
Legal Services $19,000


Campus Cinema
Salvador (Oliver Stone, 1986),
MTF, 7:45 p.m., Mich.
A brilliant, explosive look at the
events that changed El Salvador in the
early '80s, starring James Woods as a
weasely gonzo journalist and James
Belushi as his sleazy friend. If there's
any justice in the world (there isn't),
this hilarious, terrifying, breath-
takingly ballsy film will walk away
with every Oscar concievable this

Reactivity of Cyclopropenes and
Cyclopropones," Dept. of Chemistry,
room 1300.
Safewalk - Will be closed Nov. 26,
27, and 30. Resume walking Dec. 1.

(Continued from Page 1)
MSA notes:
A ballot proposal that would
have given the MSA treasurer the
right to vote in the assembly failed
510-486 in last week's campus-
wide elections.
Also in the election, three new
members were elected to the
assembly: George Gamota, a senior
in public health; Cheryl Blackwell,
a graduate student in library science;
and Terry Gilbert, a graduate student

representatives and referendums.
"A lot of plans fell through,"
said Cynthia vonFoerster, co-
chairperson of the Rules and
Elections Committee. Election
posters advertising MSA's role in
the election were printed a week late
and only some were posted,
vonFoerster said. "I heard some
people say they didn't know an
election came up," she said.
Muenchow said the purpose of
the joint elections is to combine


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