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The Salvation Army has long stood for attaining
fundamental rights for all people. However, Ann
Arbor's chapter has recently acted in a
completely contrary manner,

The band Blur acts in the arrogant demeanor
typical of all of Britain"s great groups. The
question is whethe this band can back it up.

Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day.
That's what the Michigan softball team was saying
after yesterday's game with Central Michigan was
cancelled on account of inclement weather.

Today
Showers, t'storms; g:
High 68, Low 53 k
Tomorrow
Cloudy, cooler; High 62, Low 48

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Reg. Smith
*wants eight
more years
This is the second in a two-part series
profiling the Republican incumbents running
for reelection to the University Board of
Regents in November.
*by Purvi Shah
Daily Administration Reporter
"Regents, can't truss 'em!"
If there existed one regent whom anti-deputization
advocates might consider trusting, it would be Regent
Veronica Smith (R-Grosse Ile), who has voted against
deputization throughout her tenure on the University
Board of Regents.
That tenure may be challenged this fall. And Smith
has already thrown her hat into the ring to run for a sec-
ond term.
Just ask University President James Duderstadt, who
remarked that it was unusual for Smith to announce her
intention to run
again during a
regents' meet-
ing.
But Smith
can account for
her unusual be-
havior. Before
the meeting she
had received a
phone call from
someone who
said the
University had
S t indicated Smith
was not running for re-election. The caller then asked if
Smith would support her in a bid for the seat.
"I was so taken aback. I just wanted to stop the ru-
mor," she said. "(Announcing my plans) seemed like a
way of making it public to the University community."
See SMITH, Page 2

Faculty, staff
prefer benefits
to salary hike

Controversial issue PHT
Rev. Robert Schenck displays what he claims to be an aborted fetus to abortion rights
activists outside the Erie Medical Center in Buffalo yesterday. Rev. Schenck was arrested
and charged with disorderly conduct for displaying the fetus.
CC wins most chairs
on MSA commixttees

by Joshua Meckler
Daily Staff Reporter
Responses to a recent University
survey asking faculty and staff to in-
dicate how they would like to see
budget money allocated show a wide
range of opinion - in most cases
evenly split between using the
money for salary increases versus
maintenance and benefit programs.
The survey contained four ques-
tions about spending options and
asked for comments from the more
than 1,400 faculty and staff respon-
dents. The questions addressed:
Having salary increases versus
employment stability;
Having a stable benefit pro-
gram versus shifting some benefit
money to a salary increase program;
Making any future budget re-
ductions in an across-the-board
manner versus making selective re-
ductions; and,
Having a salary increase pro-
gram versus using that money for
maintenance.
The most lopsided answers came
on the question pertaining to the
University's benefit program.
Thirty-seven percent of the staff
respondents and 34 percent of the
faculty said they preferred keeping
their current benefit program as op-
posed to reducing benefits and in-
creasing salaries. Fourteen percent
of the staff and 17 percent of the
faculty opted for salary increases.

Associate Vice President for
Academic Affairs Robert Holbrook,
one of the survey's creators, said the
results on the benefits question were
expected. "We're not surprised. For
one thing, this is rational in many
cases because these are actually of-
ten pre-taxed benefits," Holbrook
said.
He added, "That was an interest-
ing outcome too, in that it wasn't
unanimous.
Gilbert Whitaker, provost and
vice president for Academic Affairs,
said, "The most surprising thing was
how concerned both groups of peo-
ple were about the condition of the
... facilities."
Seventeen percent of staff and 19
percent of the faculty said they pre-
ferred an improved level of mainte
nance to a salary increase as opposed
to 24 and 23 percent who favored
the salary increase.
"Almost every question had
equal response at each end of the
spectrum. It suggests that the range
of opinion is as wide as the alterna-
tives. It doesn't give you a clear di-
rection, but it shows that people
think about the issues quite differ-
ently," Whitaker said.
Whitaker, who read all the com-
ments, said, "A very large number
said, 'These are really hard questions
but I'm glad you asked.' A fair
number expressed concern that we
See SURVEY, Page 5

by Jennifer Silverberg
Daily MSA Reporter
The Conservative Coalition won four out of
the five committee chairs elected in several
votes held at last night's Michigan Student
Assembly meeting.
LSA Rep. Sejal Mistry was voted as Budget
Priorities Committee chair by a vote of 19 to
18 over Rackham Rep. Jon Van Camp. Mistry
denied allegations of hostility toward student
groups who come before the committee with
funding requests for student organizations.

"I think the committee and myself try to be
as hospitable as possible," Mistry said. "I don't
think I've ever experienced any committee
members being outwardly hostile but I'll keep
that in mind if re-elected."
LSA Rep. Ken Bartlett ran unopposed and
was elected as chair of the Campus
Governance Committee.
"I was chair last semester and the reason I
want to continue is because I'm getting to-
gether the Student Regent Advisory
See MSA, Page 5

City loans
money to
Recycle
Ann Arbor
by Erin Einhorn
and Travis McReynolds
Daily City Reporters
Although half of Ann Arbor's
curbside recycling products re-
mained on the curb Monday for an
extra day after a worker walkout of
Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA), the situ-
ation has been temporarily resolved.
Three of RAA's seven truck
drivers refused to work Monday
morning because they said RAA
could not cover the cost of workers
compensation insurance in the event
that they were to hurt themselves on
the job.
But the Ann Arbor City Council
4 approved $96,000 in relief funds for
the non-profit organization, which
transports and processes recyclable
materials that Ann Arbor residents
leave on their curbsides.
The three drivers returned to
work yesterday, but RAA executive
director Martin Seaman resigned,
citing frustration with the system.
Seaman could not be reached for
comment.
In February 1991, the city chose
RAA's three-year bid of $4.5 million
to handle the transport and process-
ing of all recyclable materials in the
city.
But office manager Heidi Jarema
said, "Basically we bid too low for
the city contract.
"We bid a million and a half be-
low the next highest bid," she said.
"But our costs are higher than we
expected."
R A A glen rnree-. the

'U' seniors
get ready for
the real world
by Ren6e Huckle
Daily Staff Reporter
For all the students who will be back next year, to-
day marks the end of just another year at the University.
But for the graduating seniors, many say it is a time
both excitement and uncertainty.
After going to the University for four years, senior
Jon Grantham said he finds graduation "bizarre."
"I think about doing things in Ann Arbor for the last
time. This might be the last crazy bread I get from Little
Caesars in the Union ... I'm going to miss this place
and my friends."
Grantham, an LSA math concentrator who will at-
tend graduate school at the University of California at
Berkeley in the fall, said, "I want to be a professor
someday. I never want to have to deal with the real
world."
Though he said he is concerned for friends who
don't have post-graduation plans yet, Grantham said he
has confidence they will find jobs.
"I'm worried for some of my friends, but I have
enough faith that our University prepares us well
enough," he said.
David Long, an LSA senior and sociology concen-
trator, said the University did not adequately prepare
him to do work he would like to do in community rela-
tions or development.
"I feel completely unprepared to do what I'd like to
do the rest of my life. It's partly my fault, partly the
University's, I guess," Long said.
Because of the tight job market and cutbacks in fed-
eral social programs, Long said jobs are even more
scarce in his field of interest, forcing him to look at
graduate school.
Ruth Wells, .a senior in political science, said she
will take the LSAT in the fall and apply to law school
because graduate school is one of the few viable options
available to her.
"The market is so awful that the only alternative is
grad school because my major isn't very marketable."
Wells said that compared to her parents' generation,
"We're screwed."
"You used to be able to get out of high school and

The steps of anthropological study
Deborah Jackson teaches her Anthropology 272 class on the steps of Angell Hall yesterday.

Pledge hazing continues nationwide

by Karen Sabgir
Daily Higher Education Reporter
A pledge of the Alpha Tau Omega
Fraternity at Indiana University was taken
to the hospital with a high blood-alcohol-
level after a brotherhood event this
semester.
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity members at
University of Wisconsin took part in "trash
line-up" this fall. They spit upon pledges
and poured syrup, peanut butter, eggs and
Tabasco sauce on them.

(NIC) officials say hazing - any form of
mental or physical harassment or activities
that do not contribute to worthwhile aca-
demic pursuits - is not nearly the problem
it was 10 or 15 years ago.
Indiana University Dean of Students
Richard McKaig said more bizarre forms of
life-threatening hazing are less frequent
now. He said a majority of the complaints
filed by concerned parents, girlfriends, or
pledges concern psychological hazing.
McKaig used examples of pledges being

that the NIC suggested that fraternities re-
view their policies.
"Three years ago we asked fraternities
to study their pledge education programs
(to see where they could be improved),"
Brant said.
Between the time a fraternity extends an
invitation of membership and the actual
initiation, most fraternities conduct a
pledge education program.
During this period, usually eight to 12
weeks, pledges learn about the history of

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