Ninety-five years of editorial freedom
Vol. XCV, No. 10-S T, D Iy Saturday, June 1, 1985 Fifteen Cents Eight Poges
Tax reform won't hurt Michigan athletics
BY STEVE HERZ c the taxpayer, the little guy," Wallace percent to corporations."
Despite warnings from owners and 'Our stadium is going to be filled every said. Wallace said clients will shy away
operators of major sporting event Saturday. You can on Canham agrees with Wallace, "It's from sports events without the
that the Reagan tax proposal will gonna hurt the pro's, but it's not gon- write-off most businesses won't h e
destroy big time athletics, University -Bill Mazer, current 'M' club na touch the colleges." writo mot biese ne
Athletic Director Don Canham p s Pr id n. CANHAM EXPLAINED that in- willing to foot the ill themselves.
assures that the new plan will "not member and pas resident, dustry has a much greater effect on "IF YOU GIVE U of M football
hurt Michigan one iota." pro sports than in colleges. tickets to a client, he's apt to do more
Many sports people are ready to "Some of the pro's have as much as usiness with you," Wallace said.
play a funeral march if the new CLIFF WALLACE, president of the worldwide - is worried by the 50 percent of their tickets sold to nd,"ou't real hit," Caham
' proposal goes through because it Louisiana Superdome and the proposal. businesses," Canham said. "This is GM for example is going to let $5t000
would eliminate business deductions president of the International "If you effect adversely the income not so on the college level. According effect them ... If their clients want to
for the entertainment industry, which Association of Auditoriums - an to an arena . . . then you create a to Al Renfrew (ticket manager) we re
includes the sports world. organization with 1100 stadiums deficit. And who makes up the deficit? not selling more than seven or eight See ATHLETIC, Page 4
Custodian Teens are
ufllon, no by nukes,
fights back study says
By THOMAS HRACH
When he was a food service em- - , By KERY MURAKAMI
ployee at the Michigan Union 15 years High school seniors sre becoming
ago, Bobby Morgan was fired from his more concerned with nuclear war and
job for what his employer called "in- are placing more value on
subordination." materialistic goals, such as finding a
When he was an employee a month high-paying job, according to a study
and a half ago for the union that done by the University's Institute for
represents the University's service Social Research.
41, "The predominant view among
" etoday's young people is that world
conditions will not improve during the
next few years, and many expect mat-
Associated Press ters to get worse," the study says. "In
and maintenance employees, Bobby particular, concerns about the threat
Morgan was fired for much the same Roll call of nuclear war have shown a dramatic
reason. rise from the mid-'70s to the early
THE TWO instances stem from his A mother swan appears to be counting her newborn cygnets early yesterday morning, These Mute Swans make 80s"
decision not to back down when he their home in a small pond near the township civic center in Ypsilanti. See ISR, Page 3
sees an injustice.
The 62-year-old former custodian "
for Local 1583 of the American
Federation of State, County, and Vandalis :e p n ie lsv r be
Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is Bclaims for vandalism are paid directly by the care of through routine maintenance. That easily
now unemployed, ndhe is waiting for BUniversity, Ryan said. costs up to $50,000 - "probably more," Reister
his supporters at the union to get him Vandalism costs the University thousands of And that cost is passed on to students, said said.
reinstated. dollars a year, and there doesn't seem to be an ef- Russell Reister, director of plant operations. "As Patsy Riggs, supervisor of East Quad building
For the past 18 years, Morgan fective way of combatting the problem, University vandalism goes up, tuiton goes up," he said. services, said her housekeeping staff of 14 each
r worked to further the goals of the officials say. Some of the vandalism is difficult to price. For spends about two hours a week cleaning up after
union, which he sees as "insulting that The projected cost for this fiscal year is between example, last December the tops of pine trees in vandals, and the cleaning supplies and wages add
the workers had their job day after $50,000 and $60,000, said Bill Ryan, manager of Nichols' Arboretum were cut off - presumably to vandalism costs.
day." Before the union was formed in risk management, but other officials note that for Christmas trees, according to Director of Besides writing on desks and walls and breaking
1968, the workers had no say about unreported vandalism can double that cost. Safety Leo Heatley.
See FORMER, Page 2 THE UNIVERSITY is self-insured, so the OTHER vandalism goes unreported and is taken See VANDALISM, Page 2
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