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The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 13, 1980-Page 3
Local Scene
Shopping for brides in the mai
By NICK KATSARELAS who conduct their search for a bride this way. women," he stated. "Many men are turned off by
"We'e amailordr brde ontat bsines," aggressive females.
When 52-year-old Hugh Fleming began looking for "W'eami-re rd otc uies " They want women who are submissive," he
a wife, he did not start on his home turf of California. explained John Broussard, who publishes a hi- added.
Nor did he perform the ritualistic courting of those monthly 28-page booklet entitled Cherry Blossoms. ON THE OTHER hand, explained Broussard, the
who attract his interest. 'Broussard claims his Hawaii-based service fosters women "look to the men as previders. They want to
Instead, Fleming studied a catalogue of eligible up to 300 marriages a year. raise children and keep a house."
women. Out of the hundreds describedand pictured Broussard recruits his women from ads he places
in the book, he has selected seven with whom he now BROUSSARD SAID HE created his' mail-order in Far Eastern newspapers, .asking for oriental
conducts regular correspondence, and one of whom bride service in recognition of what he perceived as women who are interested in writing to American
he hopes to marry. the desires of American men to return to traditional men. Broussard said there is no charge to the women
family values and the dreams of oriental women to to place their photograph and description in the
<<I REALLY AM a perfect male chauvinist pig," come to the United States. Cherry Blossoms*, now in publication.
Fleming admita. "I look for ladies who are young, its sixth year, grosses more than $100,000 annually, "The response is overwhelming," said Broussard,
pretty, and educated." Broussard said. who claimed he receives requests from 1,000 women
Fleming is just one of thousands of American men "There is a tremendous demand for home-loving See SHOPPING, Page 14
Senate plan
i is short of

FIEGLE'S MEN'S SHOP owner Doug Sager discusses his store's sales in-
creases yesterday. Sager said the combination of economic setbacks and
problems in U.S. foreign policy have "scared people away" from buying,
although Father's Day sales have been "surprisingly good."
A2retail sales on
the rise si~nce '72
By JOYCE FRIEDEN between 1972 and 1977, sales in Ann Ar-
bor increased by almost $21 million
Local merchants and researchers during the same five-year period. Ver-
alike agree that retail sales in the Ann way used figures from the federal
Arbor area have increased since 1972, government's Census of Retail Trade in
but predictions for the area's economic his research.
future vary from person to person. LOCAL MERCHANTS and city Rcnl-easdttiiscopedof-
Recetlyrelaseataistcs ompled ficials said yesterday they were op-
by Michigan State University timistic the trend would continue. "Ann
economist David Verway show while Arbor is holding its own right now,"
retail sales in downtown Detroit
decreased by oeta 5 ilo See EXPERTS, Pages9

Although the higher education budget
approved yesterday by the state Senate
falls short of the University's
expectations, state officials warn the
worst is yet to come. Steadily dropping
state revenues will result in even
further reductions in allocations to
universities state-wide, they say.
The Senate budget bill provides $111.5
million for the University, a 4.2 per cent
increase over last yesr's allocation.
University official-had been planning
on the basis of a 5 to 5.5 per cent
increase. The total appropriation for
universities was $617 million.
THE UNIVERSITY will feel the
state's budget pinch along with other
state units. Anticipated effecta include
a tuition increase of up to 14 per cent, a
faculty salary increase that may be less
than the desired 10 per cent, and staff
State Budget Director Gerald Miller
said yesterday that Gov. William
Milliken will soon issue a budget
advisory that slashes $240 million from
his 1980-81 fiscal year budget
Miller said Milliken continues to
support higher education as a high
priority. He said a letter would be sent
today to universities across the state
warning them of "a further downward
revision" in the projected higher
education budget as a result of
Milliken's upeoming recommendation.
"WE FIGURE IT'S unfair for the
universities to have to go throughout
the summer without knowing what the
governor's position will be," Miller
The legislature may not complete the
budget until fall.
"I think that even with these new
reductions,, the reduction in higher

education is very fair," Miller said, but
could not estimate how much of the $240
million will be cut from the state's
allocations to universities.
SINCE THE FINAL state budget
may not come out of Lansing until the
fall, University officials will have to
estimate the tuition increase for 1980-Il
based on available information.
Dentistry Prof. Robert Craig,
chairman of the University Budget
Priorities Committee, said there are
dangers in making too low a tuition
If the estimate is too low, there would.
be two problems, Craig explained :
" Studenta would be unprepared for
unexpectedly high tuition rates; and,
*The state would allocate an
insufficient amount of money for
financial aid. (Financial aid allocations
are based on University estimates of
tuition if the actual tuition figure is not
"IF YOU'RE TOO low in your tuition
increase (estimate), you can hurt the
studenta both ways," Craig said. "We
should not try to kid anybody that (the
incresse) is going to be low and then
have it be high. We've got to be
David Murphy of the Senate Fiscal
Agency said the legislatue anticipates
tuition hikes of 9 to 18 per cent state-
Murphy said state financial aid
should remain adequate, with a $1,200
maximum stipend per student from the
state competitive scholarship program.
FEDERAL GRANT money should
also remain stable, Murphy said, citing
a tentative federal plan which would
remove only $50 of grant support per

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