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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 115

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Fridav. February 16. 1979

Ten Cents

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The whole is the sum of its parts.
That statement describes the Institute for Social Re-
search (ISR), which has four basic research parts-the Sur-
vey Research Center (SRC), the Center for Political Studies
(CPS), theResearch Center for. Group Dynamics (RCGD),
and the Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific
(This is the second in a four-part series describing the
Institute for Social Research - the people who work
there, the work they do, and the changes to come.
Today's article is devoted to the four research centers,
their directors, their senior researchers and their

Dollars and sense

Knowledge (CRUSK).
The centers function without a governing body, leaving
researchers primarily responsible only to their own projects.
Each center does, however, have its own director who does
research, coordinates projects, and handles routine ad-
SRC DIRECTOR Stephen Withey says he makes a point of
keeping up on each project instead of "just sitting in the of-
fice waiting for researchers" to come in.
The SRC is the most visible of the centers, according to

ISR Director' F. Thomas Juster, who conducts economic
research within the center.
The senior staff in SRC decide on the experiments their
researchers will undertake, after first checking to see what
money is available, Withey explains.
NO CLASSIFIED research is accepted from the gover-
nment or from private businesses, according to Withey, who
teaches in the University's Psychology Department.
"Most people might think the director imposes his ideas
(on types of research). This isn't true. We are a collegium of
researchers. Nobody can tell people the way to do research
or what should be done. We need imaginative, bright resear-
"The thing about research is that we can do a lot with
See ISR, Page 8

Patients defend program before Regent

'U' raises

Investment policies discussed

dorm fees
6e.9% for
next year
University housing rates for single
students will increase an average of
6.89 per cent next year, or $113.31 per
The University Regents approved the
increase yesterday at their monthly
meeting, rubber-stamping the recom-
mendation of the Single Student Rate
Study Committee. The committee is
composed of students and ad-
ministrators who examined the housing
rate situation'
IN ACCEPTING the committee
report, the Regents gave the go-ahead
for weekend consolidation of meal ser-
vice for six dormitories. Starting next
fall, West Quad residents will eat
weekend meals in South Quad, Mosher-,
Jordan residents will go to Markley,
aid Alice Lloyd residents will dine at
Couzens. The consolidation plan is ex-
pected to save students in all dorms an
average of $12.O4over the year.
Unlike an earlier plan - subsequen-
tly killed by the Regents - which called
for the full-time meal consolidation of
four Hill area dorms, the weekend plan
met with no organized student op-,
position. Also unlike the Hill plan, the
weekend consolidation will require no
new construction.
The Regents have not yet considered
the rates for University family housing,
but are expected to act on the matter
next month.
THE FOLLOWING rates will be in ef-
fect next fall-for the University's meal-
serving dormitories:.
Single: $2,215.52, up $168.02; Double:
$1,868.21, up $108.71; Economy double:
$1,579.92, up $92.67; Triple: $1,648.02, up
$95.52; Triple suite: $1,868.21, up
$108.71; Economy triple: $1,473.23, up
Oxford housing units will rise 4n
See 'U', Page 6

A unique mixture of '15 elderly
citizens and 55 students flooded the
Regents Room in the Administration
Building during the public comments
section of yesterday's University
Regents meeting, to show their support
for a geriatric center and tenure for
Joel Samoff, respectively:
The older spectators spoke in defense
of the psycho-social program at Turner
Geriatric Clinic. At the January Regen-
ts meeting the board approved
preliminary plans for consolidation of
the Univorsity's Ophthalmological Ser-
vices at Parkview/Turner Hospital,
located at 1010 Wall St.
THE STUDENTS present, during the
public comments section addressed a
more publicized issue: Assistant
Political Science Professor Joel
Samoff's tenure denial. Samoff, a
Marxist political economist and expert
on African affairs, twice has been
denied tenure. However, the students
also strongly backed the geriatric
The geriatric program, now in
operation for a year, previously had
made use of several unallocated rooms
in Parkview/Turner for monthly
workshops. With the consolidation,
however, these rooms will be granted to
the opthalmology project.
"We want a definite commitment
that our space needs will be met in the
Turner Clinci," said Ruth Campbell, an,
employee of the Geriatric Peer Coun-
seling Program.
resident and participant in the
program, silenced the crowd as she told
the board in a quivering voice that by
approving the consolidation program it
was violating the purpose for which the
donors had supplied the building.
Young said that building. was en-'
dowed to the University for the purpose
of aiding the elderly, and she said she
was shocked to hear about the con-
solidation move.
"I didn't believe what I read at first.
It seems to me that by taking Turner
Clinic away from its people... the
requests (of the donors) have been
twisted.., and the donors are no

longer here to protest. I protest. Thank
you," she finished, as the spectators
loudly applauded her speech.
INTERIM University President
Allan Smith said he believed the op-
thalmology project was within the
request of the donors, saying that the
field is certainly; a major concern of
senior citizens.
Smith added that the consolidation
was "not a matter of extinction (of the
geriatric program), but expansion," of
the opthalmological program.;
But because the geriatric program is
using the unallocated rooms, con-
solidation of the opthalmology program

will force a cutback on services for the
senior citizens. Because of the com-
plexities of the situation, Smith and the
Regents agreed to review the con-
solidation decision.
IN OTHER ACTION, the Regents ap-
proved what may become a controver-
sial stance on University stock
holdings. Included in passing a complex
resolution dealing with the University's
policy on proxy materials, is a clause
adding Dresser Industries, Inc., John-
son Controls, Inc., and Morton-Norwich
Products, Inc. to the University's ap-

Search enters
another phase

The University presidential selection
process officially shifted into a new
phase yesterday, as the student ad-
visory committee submitted its
assessment of the future needs of the
University to the Regents.
In, a strongly-worded nifie-page
document, the student committee ad-
dressed student needs on a variety of
campus issues, including affirmative
action, budget priorities, the respon-
siveness of the University to students,
tenure, and labor problems.
THE DOCUMENT is the last needs
assessment to be submitted to the
Regents by the alumni, faculty and
student advisory groups. The faculty
and alumni groups drafted their
assessments late last year.
Based on the}three studies and on in-
dependently offered suggestions, the
Regents will soon compile "the criteria

and characteristics desired in a
University President," according to the
guidelines they set down last October.
In a related development, student
search committee members expressed
optimism that the Regents would soon
grant interviewing rights to other
committees. Committee eo-
chairpersons Jeff Supowit, Olivia
Wesley, and Bridget Scholl discussed
that demand - which caused the
Michigan Student Assembly to boycott
the gelection process until December 12
- with Regents Robert Nederlander,
Sarah Power,, Thomas Roach; and
David Laro at an informal meeting
"I'M VERY optimistic and I'd be
surprised if we got anything less,"
Supowit said.
The student needs study criticized
what it called the "disenfranchised"

Smiles and sombreros

AP Photo

Grasping a personalized Mexican sombrero, President Carter waves to the
crowd at a public appearance in Mexico City. After receiving a scolding from.
Mexican President Jose .Lopez Portillo Wednesday for the U.S.'s lack of
decisiveness in relations with Mexico, the President and Mrs. Carter flew to
the village of Itxlico El Grande. They will return to Washington today, ending
their three-day Mexican visit.

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From AP, Reuter and UPI .evacuation, and is assisting in arrangement
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WASHINGTON - The United States said yester- Carter said two chartered Pan American
day it plans to send at least two chartered jumbo capable of carrying 400 people, will be
jetliners to Tehran tomorrow to begin evacuating up t S omorrow
to 4,500 of the 7,000 Americans now in Iran. situan wl eleation as of rigvertno
Five big HH-53 helicopters and six C-130 transport days," said Carter.
planes were also flying to the NATO air base at In- dW cannot protect American lives i Ir
cirlik in Turkey to assist with evacuation if needed, the.assy' no cementlfes ev
the State Department said. the U.S. Embassy's announcement of the ev
BUT UNDER CONDITIONS laid down by Turkey, ''You are allowed one suitcase per
the HH-53s and C-130s will be unarmed and manned The announemilbegin flying 1 Febru
only by regular crews. The .will also not go to Iran guerrillas stormed the embassy compc
unless they have permission to land. gerla tre h mas op
State Department spokesman Nodding Carter said briefly held 102 Americans hostage.
THE KHOMEINI CAMP, whose fighters
the Iranian government has assured the United the Americans, identified the attackers
States that it is prepared to cooperate with the munists and rightists trying to discredit
FrdySpeech and o
" The ,faltering Michigane
Theater is up for grabs, with the
city expressing interest in saving By MARIANNE EGRI Chan g
the landmark for use by local Fall time schedules may be listing a
groups. See story, page 2. new "Department of Com-
munications," if the Regents approve At en
at their March meeting a proposal to
" It's possible that the Diag merge the Journalism Department under the sam
may be without its own landmark with the radio, television, film, and Dr. William C(

ts regime. Some of
747s, each as communists.
flown to There are beli
Iran, down from;
w and the U.S. officials hod
next few 2,000 with the eva
Those expected
an," said the embassy an(
'acuation. about 100 Americ
person. married to Irania
scores of MEANWHILE
ound and third straight &
Tabriz, where hu
s rescued firmed reports s
as com- were battling for
the new Ayatollah Ruholl

in Iran

. t
ti ;

March ing Band

the guerrillas described themselves
eved to be 7,000 Americans left in
a peak of about 45,000 one year ago.
pe to reduce the number to about
I to remain include skeletal staffs at«
d at some corporate headquarters,
an journalists and many Americans
BLOODY fighting raged for the
ay in the northwest Iranian city of
ndreds were reported killed. Uncon-$
said rebels seeking local autonomy
ces of the provisional government of
ah Khomeini.

If the Regents agree to go along
with a recommendation from the
Music School, the 29-year-old direc-
tor of bands at the University of Cin-
cinnati will become the new conduc-
tor for the University's Marching
Glen Richter, an assistant
professor of Music in Cincinnati,
confirmed yesterday what many
Marching Band members here
already knew - that in mid-January
he accepted an offer to direct the
260-piece band.
tor of University bands and Roger
St. Clair, associate director of
University bands, have said
Richter's name will be brought to
the Regents "in early spring,"
perhaps a month from now.
Richter traveled to Ann Arbor

two weekends ago and said yester-
day he was "really impressed" by
the University students he met then..
"The level of musicianship in the
(University) Band is one .of the-1
highest in the country," he noted.
Richter said students in Cincinnati
learned weeks ago of his intention to
move to Michigan when word of his
acceptance circulated there.
"THE LID WAS on pretty good,"
he said, "until rumors began to
spread. I had to level with them."
Richter taught music at a Texas
high school for three or~four years
before moving to the University of
Texas in Austin to lead the 325-piece
Marching Band there, according to a
University of Cincinnati spokesman.
"Negotiations (for the Michigan
post) have been underway for the,'
last half year," the spokesman
See BAND,,Page 7

urnalism merger

ye rests on
tts' OK
e heading, according to
olburn, co-chairman of

requirements for the Department of
Communication will be known in time
for winter term, according to Peter
Clarke, Chairman of the proposed
Exactly where the new department

Loan defaults focus
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