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STATE MAYAI
fire si
By ELAINE RIDEOUT
Mayor Louis Belcher - urged Milliken ad-
ministration officials yesterday to retain subsidies
for fire service to Ann Arbor's state-owned buildings
- specifically University structures.
Belcher, along with mayors from several other
Michigan college towns, met with Lt. Gov. James
Brickley to discuss the state funding.
UNDER A PROGRAM set up in 1977, the state pays
a total of $3 million to 50 communities for fire service
to state-owned buildings, including 14 colleges and
universities.
Ann Arbor receives $441,000 under the program
which Belcher said is "very important."
State budget officials are considering eliminating
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CHEERLEADERS ATTENDING SUMMER camp
Building. This practice is just one of the sessions be
SS
Teen cheerl
By SARA ANSPACH separate
Nervous giggle. Your team's name is devoted I
called. Squeal! Squeal some more. spirit eve
Bounce up to the front of the audience THE H
and do a few cartwheels if you can. high sch
Now wait for the audience to quiet camp
down. Get in line and stand straight - distinguis
boobs up, shoulders back. Ready? Arbor's m
OH YES, don't forget to smile. That Not only
could be deadly. in skimp
You see, the smile makes the they shou
cheerleader. It's far more important They c
than what they tell you about good got off th
muscles, good bodies, and loud voices. dormitor
They aren't worth much compared to a final p
perpetual toothy grin. (Add 20 points ceremony
for dimples.) South
The elusive cheerleader smile and Antieau a
the other finer points of the art were an aweso
taught here all summer long at four- keep the
day camps - sponsored by three ts across

The Michigan Daily-Friday, August 8, 1980-Page 3
L ocal DCBIL
XE FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM 4
ibsidy threatened
the program entirely in their efforts to bring the 1980- operating budget is over $4 million this year. "About
81 budget in line with drastically reduced revenues. 30 to 40 per cent of all fire runs go to the University,"
he said.
"IT WOULD BE a significant cut," Belcher said, Belcher explained that before the state fire subsidy
"especially on top of our losses from the recent stor- was enacted, the University contributed to the city
ms - we might just have to go out and start parking for police and fire service. "But then the state
cars at the football games," he quipped. legislature made it known they (the University)
Should the program be eliminated, Belcher said couldn't do that unless they wanted it to come direc-
the city would continue to pay for campus fire service tly out of their allocation,".he said.
at the expense of other city projects. Belcher said he thought Brickley and Governor
"We understand that the state is in tough shape this William Milliken would be "very sympathetic" to the
year, but the legislature should be responsible for all city's interests. "The big question lies with the state
the cities involved," he noted. "Ann Arborites are legislature," he said.
being asked to take a service cut that all citizens of Brickley said he was "very impressed" with the
Michigan should share in." group's presentation and would discuss retaining the
THE MAYOR SAID the fire department's program with Milliken.

Doily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
at South Quad practice a new routine outside the Student Activities
fore the final night of performances and awards.
eaders train here

Michigan
Theatre
mysteries
frustrate
restorers
By ELAINE RIDEOUT
A 1928 photograph sure would help.
How do you know what type of light
fixtures to install, or whether a horizon-
tal sign board actually belongs on the
facade, without photographic eviden-
ce?
THE ANSWERS to questions such as
these have lately eluded Ray Mesler,
director of renovation work on Ann Ar-
bor's historic Michigan Theatre, a
vaudeville house built in 1928.
"We need old photographs of this
building," Mesler, the theatre
manager, said Wednesday. "There are
still a lot of things we don't know
about."
Without photographs, Mesler said,
the Michigan Community Theatre
Foundation (the non-profit group
currently operating the theatre) is
having trouble deciding what kind of
light fixtures to install. "Although
chandeliers were stylish at the time,
this kind of high domed ceiling makes
them unlikely,"' he said.
"I'M GOING TO make sure we leave
plenty of pictures in case someone in
the year 2010 wants to restore it back to
the way it was in 1980," the theatre of-
ficial quipped.
Mesler, who is also director of the
foundation, commented, "Our goal is to
restore the theatre exactly the way it
was, in line with safety and code
requirements necessary to keep it fun-
ctionable."
Renovators, who began their
restoration work this week, plan to
eliminate the grey and coral decor
typical of the 1950s in favor of multi-
colored wall and ceiling patterns. Other
changes include redecorating the lob-
by, reinstating three large wall-length
mirrors overlooking the stair landing,
and replacing the cement block wall at
the back of the auditorium with wood
paneling.
ACCORDING TO Mesler, theatre of-
See MYSTERIES, Page 14

national associations -
to the promotion of pep and
rywhere.
UNDREDS of junior high and
ool cheerleaders attending
in town were easily
hable from the rest of Ann
nangy-looking summer crowd.
were they neat - dressed alike
y school-color outfits - but
ted wherever they went.
heered from the moment they
e buses in front of South Quad
y where they stayed to the
erformances and awards
y on the last night of camp.
Quad Building Director Mary'
nd her summer staff crew had
me responsibility. They had to
noise at a minimum so studen-
the street in West Quad and

the Law Quad could retain some peace
of mind.
RULES SAID cheering was not allowed
in the building. It was not allowed in the
front yard of the dorm and it was
prohibited any other place where the
noise might bother people. But rules
also said the cheerleading team that
showed the most spirit at all times
would be given a big prize on awards
night. What were rule-abiding
cheerleaders to do?
They showed their spirit and yelled
their lungs out.
Much of the bouncy-bouncy smiles
appear contrived. After awards are
given out the winners have plenty of.
bona fide pep but the losers' smiles and
claps are rather mechanical.
"WE DID terrible, really terrible,"
See TEEN, Page9

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