The Michigan Dail
Vol. XCIII, No. 31-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, August 4, 1983 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Tally Hall costs questioned
By HALLE CZECHOWSKI The five democrats on the 11-member council are The current plan calls for a $6.5 million bond fro
.y HriALLEl CZEC I t d h m y the city and $2.5 million from the Royce Company,
By the end of the month, City Councilmembers will critical of the plan and say there are too many unan- Ann Arbor development firm, to, fund Tally Hall.
decide whether financing Tally Hall - a $9 million swered questions about Mayor Louis Belcher's pet IT ISN'T CLEAR from the plans what the seve
restaurant and parking structure which would sit on project. story building would even look like, or wh
Washington Street behind the Michigan Theater - is "I don't know what we are buying into," said restaurants are interested in opening in Tally Ha
worth the price. Lowell Peterson (D-First Ward). Peterson said. There also isn't enough information
Although the proposed building would add 500 badly SINCE TALLY Hall was initially proposed back up the building's projected cost of $9 million, h
needed parking places to downtown Ann Arbor, many in January 1982, Councilmembers have asked for added.
Councilmembers aren't convinced Tally Hall is a concrete figures, detailing where the city's money The initial plan, which called for a 15-story buildi
good investment. would go, but Peterson said there has only been with apartments, stores, parking, and restaurant
UNLIKE MOST issues brought to Council which "vague promises." was voted down by Councilmembers late last yea
split along party lines, the Tally Hall proposal has Council tabled the vote at last Monday's meeting Many citizens complained the structure would d
raised questions among both Democrats and for two weeks so the City Planning Commission could
Republicans. answer some of the council member's questions. See COUNCIL, Page 7
By MICHAEL WESTON
The University added another chapter
to its long history of ties to China this
week, when a representative of the
most populous nation in the world en-
ded a two-day campus visit yesterday.
Zhang Wenjin, ambassador to the
United States from the People's
Republic of China, greeted dozens of
Chinese students at the University's
Alumni Center today.
"CHINA HAS sent more students to
the University (than to any other
school)," said Zhang, who was accom-
panied. by an interpreter but rarely
Zhang said the students he talked to
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said they were pleased to be at the
University and were well treated.
Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT'.
Nearly 1,009 battered desks from East and West Quad lie before the University's warehouse on Baxter Road. The sur-
plus desks are being sold for $12 each.
Wanted: New owners for
tired, beaten dorm desks
By CHERYL BAACKE but because the large number of desks, they are now af-
Some of them have suffered nearly 40 years of knives, fordable for the "small guy."
b eangsfathetm osfrloud stereos. NEW DESKS ARE long overdue for West Quad, accor-
beatings and the tremor of eding to building director Alan Levy. "They have just seen
But nearly 2,000 of the University's desks have been better days," he said.
granted a reprieve from dorm life this summer, to be sold
to the public. Some of the desks need repairs to fix problems such as
THE DESKS FROM South Quad were sold earlier in the drawers that no longer fit in the tracks, Levy said, and'
summer, but 840 desks from East and West Quad are now many of the desks are badly scratched.
selling for a price even a student can afford - $12. "People used X-acto knives (on the desks)," remem-
"Everybody's unloading on us this summer," said bered former South Quad resident Ron Egan. "They left
Aaron Walls, a service supervisor for the University's grooves and you can't write on them anymore," he said.
Surplus Property Disposition. "Very seldom do we get rid EVEN IF THE University decided to keep the desks,
of this much stuff."
Walls said the desks would usually sell for about $100, See 'U', Page 7