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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesda, June 11, 1985
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said, "we'll have to decide whether to
even have a 1986 season."
MAYOR Edward Pierce said the
reason for the reduction in funding
was simply "hecause we don't have
much money." Pierce said many
groups ask the council for funding and
that the council gets "more requests
than it has money for." He added that
"summerfest will probably be happy
to get $15,0."y
Pierce also said the council will e
voting whether to give the Ann Aror
Symphony $5,00 in the next few
weeks, and that if the measure
passes, "that will prohaly he it (for
arts programs) for the year."
Executive director Alexander said
that in addition to two full-time year-
round staffers; the festival employs
25 to 30 people and contract workers in
the summer.
ALEXANDER said the festival
organization has managed to create
programs which have generated
$100,000 for this year's festival, but
festival chairman Eugene Power said
a sustained group of contributors was Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
the festival's ultimate goal. "We said Relaxing
at the beginning that it would take us
three years (to get established). Now An unidentified woman soaks up the sun and listens to some tunes on her balcony on Walnut Street yesterday. Monday marked the third day in a
people look and say, 'you get along
O.K. last year.' It takes a few years row of sunny skies and warm temperatures.
for something like this."
Councilmembers generally suppor-
ted the festival, although their en-
thusiasm was tempered by concerns {
that the festival was not reaching far
enougheyctChina may decrease army manpower LICE
that the events were too expensive for a e raea m a p w rI~LC
many residents. E S
Festival organizers responded by PEKING (UPI)-Leader Deng not influence actual fighting forces. modernization drive._ _ _T E S
drawing attention to the free "Top of Xiaoping has won military backing They said some 80,000 veteran "Economic construction is our
the Park" events on top of a down- for a controversial plan to purge 1 military officers are expected to main aim and everything must be
town parking structure and an inex- million men from China's 4.2 million- retire as part of China's drive to build subordinated to it," said the 80-year-
pensive film series at the Michigan strong People's Liberation Army, the an elite officers corps that is younger, old Deng. "China needs to reserve its M an dies on Diag
Theater. official Xinhua News Agency said better educated and more technically forces to engage in economical con- A 58-year-old man from Hawaii
Council member Larry Hunter (D- yesterday. competent officers. struction, to build our country up into collapsed D a urdamri
First Ward) said he would be more The PLA, the world's largest army, Xinhua quoted senior PLA officers a powerful, modern socialist state collapsed the Dig Saturday o
supportive of the festival next year if will slash its manpower by some 25 as hailing the demobilization plan as a Without a prosperous economy ning and was pronounced dead on
he saw more efforts directed toward percent over the next two years, "major strategic decision" and ex- Deng said, China's plan to transform' aPrriva s Unive rt o al d te
securing companies to subsidize Xinhua reported Deng as telling a pressing determination to continue its mammoth peasant army into afPerasin nher t
tickets for citizens who are unable to June 4 gathering of China's top army, safeguarding the nation of 1 billion lean, modern and professional funeral s of the autopsy have not been
afford tickets for top-of-the-line navy and air force officers. people. fighting force will run aground. rels ofythebutohave not hee
festival events. Prices for festival Western military experts said the Deng, chairman of the powerful He said the 4.2 million-strong released yet, hut the death was ap-
events range from $5 to $18. cutbacks would include thousands of Communist Party Central Military military could safely undergo the parently due to natural causes.
Festival Chairman Eugene Power semi-retired or inactive troops still on Commission, stressed that trimming streamlining now because the While walking across the Diag,
reminded the council that the festival the PLA payroll as well as members the PLA's manpower and budget are possible eruption of a world war is Perry collapsed, scattering his bag of
was originally "conceived as a joint of the army's bloated staff-but would necessary to bolster China's economic unlikely for "a fairly long time" groceries. According to Leo Heatley,
effort between the city and the ectorof campus security, a
University," and that the council had urity officer performed cardio- 4
selected half of the board of directors. AEpulmonary resuscitation until rescue
AINmulances could arrive.
-Katie Wilcox
Films boro Road Wallet stolen
The Michigan Theater Foundation - West M iscellaneous A wallet and contents valued at $65
Tune in to WCBN-FM (88.3) at 6 p.m. for Side Story, 8p.m., Michigan Theater. were stolen from a desk drawer in the
"Spirits in the Material World," a new show Microwave Education Center - workshops, C.C. Little Building Saturday night,
covering out-of-this-world topics such as Meetings "Introduction to MS-DOS," 10 a.m. "Word according to campus security. A
astrology, reincarnation, karma, and yoga. At Processing with MacWrite," 3 p.m., 3113 School University graduate student left the
6:30 p.m., stay tuned for "Health Views," a Center for Continuing Education of Women - of Education Building. wallet there Saturday night and
health and nutrition show originating in the WC- Job Hunt Club, noon, 350 S. Thayer. Rudolph Steiner Institute - "Uriel, the Ar- discovered it missing the next mor-
BN studios. Huron Valley Rose Society - 7:30 p.m., Mat- changelic Guide to the Cosmos," 8 p.m., 1923 ning.
,thei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 Dix- Geddes Avenue. --Laura Bischoff

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