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Page 4-Saturday, August , 1981-The Michigan Daily
Rumors circulate
about shower in
new dean's office


Daily staff writer
College of Engineering Dean James
Duderstadt doesn't have one. Neither
does School of Public Health Dean
Richard Remington, or Dean Joan
Stark of the School of-Education.
But the new LSA dean, Peter Steiner,
will have one this Monday if things
proceed on schedule. A shower is being
installed in the dean's office on the
second floor of the LSA Building.
THIS LUXURY - paid for entirely
by the dean himself - and the gaping
hole in the ceiling of the Registrar's Of-
fice directly beneath the dean's work-
place, has many first floor staffers
boiling. However, it seems most of their
complaints - those concerning finan-
cing - are unfounded. Steiner, not the
University, is paying for the in-
stallation of the shower, ┬žaid LSA Ad-
ministrative Manager Bland Leverette.
"We don't want anyone saying that
University or state money is being used
for the shower," he said. Dean Steiner
has been out of the office this week and
could not be reached for comment.
THE NEW DEAN is an avid jogger
and wishes to run the two miles to and
from work each day, Leverette said,
therefore he needs a shower.
"I feel confident that it will keep him
in good health," said Leverette, a
veteran of four LSA deans. The position
of dean is extremely demanding he
said, "certainly not a forty hour a week
job," and it requirea a healthy person.
According to Leverette, there was no
effort made to contact the people on the
floor beneath the dean's office about the
shower installation. Consequently,
vicious rumors circulated on the lower
floor of the LSA Building.
The seven or eight staffers of the
Registrar's office, all requesting
anonymity, said they thought the
shower installation was "ridiculous."
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They brought up other grievances as
"HE SHOVLDN'T have those kind of
luxuries on University money," said
one staffer, who said she thought such
luxury was probably one of the con-
ditions on which Steiner accepted the'
Another staffer, who has been
working at the office over five years,
said the installation of the shower sent
the wrong messages.
"You should ask him (Dean Steiner)
if they're going to install a private in-
door track for him to go along with his
Ann Arbor woman assaulted
A 22-year-old Ann Arbor woman was
apparently raped early yesterday mor-
ning, according to the Washtenaw
County sheriff's department. Details
are unclear, they said, because the
woman was so drunk when she was
found, that she had trouble relating
what had happened to her.
The woman claims she was picked up
while walking down a street in Ann Ar-
bor by two black-males in a light blue
car. She was then taken to an unknown
dirt road where she was raped and
sexually assaulted. They then aban-
doned her at Nickels Arboretum where
she was found by University security
officers, she told police. She was
treated at University Hospital and
Reporters thot go
where the story is.
Read the Daily today!

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Toll rises in Iranian quake
ANKARA, Turkey-The confirmed death toll in the earthquake that struck
southeastern Iran's Kerman Province rose to 1,300 yesterday with rescue
workers recovering another 100 bdies, Tehran radio said.
The radio also reported thatanother quake measpring 5.1 on the open-
ended Richter scale hit the area 525 miles southeast of Tehran Thursday af-
ternoon, toppling some structures still standing after the stronger ear-
thquake Tuesday.
The United Nations Disaster Relief Organization in Geneva said "'unof-
ficial estimates" put the death toll at 8,000 and that most buildings in the
stricken region were damaged or destroyed.
House votes to keep minimum
benefit; Senate does not
WASHINGTON-The House voted once again yesterday to save the
minimum Social Security benefit from elimination but the rescue attempt
failed as expected in the Republican-controlled Senate.
"What they got is one more shot before they go home, with a BB gun," Sen.
Robert Dole (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said of
House Democrats' success in getting another vote on the matter.
The 404-20 vote in the House was on a bill that would remove from
President Reagan's budget-cutting package a provision eliminating the $122-
a-month minimum benefit
Sen.ronald W. Riegle Jr. (D-Mich.) tried to get a vote on the measure in
the Senate, but Majority Leader Howard Baker blocked it-with'an objection
which left it in the Senate Finance Committee until after the August recess.
His objection was sustained in a 56-30 vote.
Baker said the minimum benefit would be considered again after the
August recess as part of an overhaul of the entire Social Security system.
Another hunger striker dead
BELFAST-Hunger striker Kevin Lynch, 25, died this morning in the 71st
day of his protest fast in the Maze Prison, Britain's Northern Ireland office
said. He was the seventh hunger striker to die since May 5.
Relatives were at the bedside of Lynch, a member of the Irish National
Liberation Army from Dungiven, when he died.
They had maintained a vigil for a week before his death.
Meanwhile, Kieran Doherty, also 25, went into the 72nd day of his fast
today and also was described as near death.
The family-ofstriker Paddy Quinn, 29, authorized doctors to intervene in
his case. He had been given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church
yesterday, the 47th day of his fast,
Five other Irish nationalists are on hunger strike in the Maze.
Polish workers protest rations
WARSAW, Poland-Hundreds of Polish workers descended on Parliament
yesterday to protest food shortages and the government announced that the
overseer of the nation's battered economy will be replaced.
About 300 workers in blue coveralls and red hard hats left the Sejm, or
Parliament, after their two-hour peaceful protest. A 30-man delegation
carried in a resolution and met key deputies who promised to review their
"The workers do not agree with the decision to reduce meat rations for
August and want an immediate return to the old norms," said-one -of the
workers, Seweryn Jaworski. I -
Protests over food shortages, soaring prices and a 20 percent cut in meat
rations that goes into effect today were staged in at least four other cities to
exert pressure on the government.
Daylight' may be extended
WASHINGTON-A House subcommittee yesterday approved a bill to ex-
tend daylight-saving time for'two months in order to save energy.
Reps. Rieherd Ottinger, (D-N.Y.) and Carlos Moorhead (R-Calif.), the
sponsors, said the bill could save 100,000 barrels of oil a day in reduced elec-
trical power needs, spark the economy by increasing retail store business
and cut down on violent crime and traffic deaths.
The bill would start daylight-saving time on the first Sunday in March, in-
stead of the last Sunday in April. It would expire on the last Sunday in Oc-
tober, as it does now.

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