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Ninety-seven years of editorial freedom
VOLUME XCVII - NO. 88 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3,1987 COPYRIGHT 1987 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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By JERRY MARKON
The Ann Arbor City Council
gave preliminary approval last
night to a proposal which would
severely restrict housing for
fraternities and sororities in North
Burns Park.
The council, acknowledging the
University's housing crunch, also
considered a resolution urging city
officials to work with the
Universitytoidentify housing
problems faced by off-campus
students.
The resolution was tabled until
next week's council meeting
pending the outcome of meetings
this week between University and
city officials. Councilmembers
agreed, however, that the city
should get involved in the issue.
University housing officials said
they will include the city in a
commission they are currently
forming to study off-campus
housing.
The commission, the first of its
kind in 22 years, will determine
"whether there is a housing
problem at the University and, if
so, how to solve it," said Ed
Salowitz, a housing program
director.

ouncil may
Greek houses

"We know the housing market is
tight now. We are also aware that
the city is growing and the
University isn't growing nearly as
fast," Salowitz said. "The very
growth of the city takes housing
away from University students."
He said the commission will
also determine whether the recently-
enacted federal tax law has
Council

contributed to the problem by,
discouraging investement in new
housing structures.
Salowitz has drafted a proposal
detailing the committee's purpose
which housing officials will submit
to University President Harold
Shapiro later this term. The
commission will include students,
See 'U', Page 2

votes

to

study

pay

equity

By JERRY MARKON
The Ann Arbor City Council
agreed last night to fund a six-month
study to determine if sexual
discrimination exists in the city
payroll structure.
The "pay equity" study, approved
by a 6-3 vote over strong Republican
opposition, would cost between
$60,000 and $100,000. The study
was proposed by councilmembers Jeff
Epton (D-Third Ward) and Kathy
Edgren (D-Fifth Ward).
Epton. and Edgren have researched
pay equity since last September as

council's representatives on the Pay
Equity Coalition, which also included
community members, women's
groups, and city employees.
Last night, coalition members told
a supportive crowd of 75 community
residents and students that sexual
discrimination already exists in Ann
Arbor.
They presented statistics, compiled
from city payroll records, showing
that male city employees earn $1.25
per hour for each $1.00 made by
female employees.
See FUNDING, Page 2

Deputy director of

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Through rain and shine
Ann Arbor postal worker Pat Smith delivers the mail yesterday to Marshall's liquor store. He has had the
State Street route for the past six of his 26 years of postal service.
Prof speaks on exstence

CIA to f
From staff and wire reports
WASHINGTON - Robert
Gates, a CIA official who repor-
tedly urged disclosure of secret arms
sales to Iran before they were
revealed, was picked by President
Reagan yesterday to replace the
ailing William Casey as director of
the spy agency.
The 73-year-old Casey, recu-
perating from surgery seven weeks
ago for a brain tumor, was invited
to become a counselor to the
president when and if he can return
to work.
Gates has been the No. 2 official
at the CIA since 1982 and has been
running the agency in Casey's
absence.
- University Political Science
Prof. George Grassmuck says the
appointment of Gates will be,

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accompanied by a growing concern
in the agency with gathering
information,
"For the CIA, Casey's resig-
nation is a favorable change in
terms of its relationship with
Congress," Grassmuck said. "Casey
placed a great emphasis on covert
activity, and was not willing to
cooperate with the intelligence
committees of Congress.
"Gates' appointment should lead
to more favorable relations between
Congress and the president in
establishing international rela-
tions," he said.
Grassmuck emphasized, how-
ever, that it is too soon to tell
exactly what impact Gates'
appointment will have.
A 20-year veteran of service in
the CIA and the White House
See AILING, Page 2

Basey

effects of
By WENDY SHARP
Despite rumors circulated in the
media, local political parties are
alive and well, said Political
Science Prof. Samuel Eldersveld to
an audience of 80 at Rackham
Amphitheatre last night.
"I've looked at all the research in
the last 30 years, and there is clear,
solid, empirical evidence that local
parties exist," Eldersveld said.
Eldersveld's speech, "The Elite
Stratum at the Heart of the Party
System," is 11th in the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts
Distinguished Senior Faculty
Lecture Series. The series began in
1978 to honor faculty and allow
them to speak on the growth of
their discipline. In Eldersveld
word's, "They put you on the spot.

localparty activists
You have to justify 40 years of within the parties, especially on
your life. It's a 'scary kind of issues such as civil rights and
business." Medicaid, he said.
LAST NIGHT'S speech kick- Eldersveld compared American
ed off a series of three speeches the and foreign political activists. "An
professor will give this month. activist engages in activities
Eldersveld compared data from appropriate to the culture in which
his 1956 study of Detroit's local they live," he said. In the United
party activists with 1980 data. States, activists canvass for votes,
Party activists today are more active but in countries like India, 80
in recruiting voters, he said. percent of activists participate in
Although the 1950s had its share demonstrations and 60 percent in
of activists, they differ from those nonviolent resistance, he said.
of today. In 1956, "there were a PARTY activists "include
fairly representative set of those at the apex of the system as
activists," Eldersveld said. Now, well as at lower levels of the
blue-collar workers are not system," Eldersveld said. He
represented, he said, citing that 88 estimated that although "no one
percent of activists in Detroit are ever counted, there are probably
college educated. over 1 million in the U.S."
One similiarity between the See PROF Page 2
1950s and now is the "disharmony"

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Audit shows MSA does not
owe Student Legal Services,

By MARTHA SEVETSON
The annual audit of the
Michigan Student Assembly's
budget confirms that the group does
not owe any fees to Student Legal
Services, dispelling worries that the
MSA owed the service $19,000.
Instead, the audit by the Plante and.

Moran accounting firm indicates
that the legal service owes $3,961
to MSA.
"What we will do is lower their
allocation for 86-87 by this
amount," said MSA President Kurt
Muenchow. "This way they won't
take a loss."

Law student senate votes
for typed in-class exams
By ANDY MILLS to modern technology.
Members of the Law School Another senator, however,
Student Senate voted last night to pushed for the use of "high tech"
recommend that Law School of - equipment. "The time has come
ficials keep the status quo in al - that we have to face up to the fact
lowing students to type in-class that computers are here and they're
exams, but also provide typewriters not going to go away," said Doug
for student use. Toma, a first year Law Student,
The Law School administration who submitted a high-tech pro -
solicited recommendations from the posal-.
senate on improving students' use "I feel that we have to address
of technology for exams while the reality of computing and mem -
guarding against cheating. ory typewriters," he said.
Current policy requires students Senators debated different pro -
to provide their own typewriters, posals, including advocating the use
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Each year MSA is supposed to
allocate 61.7 percent of its budget
to Student Legal Services. MSA
received $5.40 from each student
this year, so the budget provided the
legal service with $3.43 per
student.
According to Muenchow, the
exact allocation is calculated with
an enrollment estimate from the
registrar's office. If this estimate is
too high, as it was this year, MSA
will end up paying Student Legal
Services more than the required
61.7 percent.
See LEGAL, Page 2
INSIDE
MSA should endorse PIRGIM's
refusable fee in tonight's
meeting.
OPINION, PAGE 4
The University's Museum of Art
offers students a grand diversion.
. . a tour de force perhaps?
ARTS, PAGE 5
Women's basketball loses two
last weekend, putting the

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