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Ike Ann Abr Film Coepeat a 1presents at MLB 3:
Friday, February 16,
(Edward Clne, 1941) 7 ONLY-MLB 3
The inimitable MR. FIELDS at his very best. Come see why many consider
Fields the best American film comic, despite Mr. Chaplin. "Ah, yes
8:40 ONLY-MLB 3
Before Chaplin, silent comedians were content with one or two gags per
reel. Chaplin made sure the audienee laughed at least once a minute. The
three films shown tonight represent Chaplin's quantum leap from being the
funniest man in the world to being the great filmmaker as well. In THE
ADVENTURER, Charlie plays an escaped convict breathlessly on the run from
the cops. Charlie tries to make his way in the New World as THE IMMIGRANT.
.' In SHOULDER ARMS, Charlie is a WWI I soldier hilariously trying to stay
alive-while shin-deep in trench mud. "Chaplin can make you laugh help-
h l lessly."-S. G. Sthlitz.
(Edward Cline, 1941) 10:20 ONLY-MB 3
In his most unusual film, W.C. Fields plays-W.C. Fields! Trying to convince
studio bigwigs to produce his screenplay, Fields fades into the story of how
he jumps off a plane in pursuit of his whiskey 'flask, lands on top of a mile-'
high mountain, and meets the notorious Mrs. Hemoglobin and her gorilla...
Tomorrow: Ken Russell's WOMEN IN LOVE
a 1 .,OUTHFRI & SAT a
;" A E1E - I 7:30 & 9:30
* .SUN.
NOW SNOWING! s:30, 7:30 & 9:30
* c oc 1kt
Franco Brusati's *
r ®You'll Laugh'
Till Your
Heart Breaks
. r "BEST
OF T HE YEA R!" .34
-Archer Winsten. NY Post
-- .. .- .
-PLUS! 2nd Hit!- -

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ISR centers: Dollars and sense x

(Continued from Page 1)
no pay-off (in discoveries), or all of a
sudden hit something big," Withey
SRC TAKES up two-thirds of ISR
with a staff of 200 to 300, in addition to
300 field interviewers throughout the
The oldest study within SRC, presen-
tly conducted by University Economics
Prof. Richard Curtin, investigates con-
sumer attitudes and expectations.
"We are interested in this change
becasuse consumers today have great
influence on the aggregate force of the
economy which influences employment
and income," Curtin says..
THE CONSUMER project is unusual
.because, unlike almost every other
project at ISR, its funding is 80 per cent
from private sources, with only 20 per
cent fromthe government.
Forty interviewers work on the
project, in addition to a research staff
of six. Curtin's job is to analyze and
then write a report on the data..
"W're eager to tell people the limits
of survey research as well as our,
results. We are eager to show people
that any one survey question can't
determine reality. Part of this is
caused by poorly-worded questions,"
states Curtin.
Another major SRC study concerns
organizational behavior, which in-
cludes a national study on the world of
SRC ALSO studied "Youth in Tran-
sition," a five-year project 'in-
vestigating the major causes and con-
sequences of dropping out of high
school, and whether or not some high
schools are better at helping students.
The,results indicated that many dif-

ferences linked to educational attain-
ment are already evident as students
begin tenth grade.
Spin-offs of, the study included
research on drug usage and related at-
titudes, which revealed that high
schoolers have doubled their daily use
of marijuana in five years, but have not
shown any increase in the use of hard
SRC also includes interviewing and
methodology departments which con-
duct sampling, field work, coding,

tly into the computing services of the'
Inter-University Consortium for
Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
and are thus made readily available to
the scientific community.
"You can find hundreds, literally,
thousands, of scholars from around the
country who use the results in their
work," says Jennings.
CPS Administrative Manager
Rayburn Howland notes that the
November election survey results will
be in the hands of scholars by April,.


'The thing about

research is

that we

can do a lot with no pay-off (in discoveries),
or all of a sudden hit something big.
-Stephen Withey, SRSC Director

computer, and telephone interviewing.
THE-YOUNGEST member of the ISR
center family is CPS, which began in
1970 as an offshoot of SRC.
The oldest research theme within the
center are the biennial studies of
national elections, which began in 1948
and have run in a continuous series since,
"It's hard to imagine the center
without them," says Acting CPS Direc-
tor M. Kent Johnson. "We have recen-
tly received a long term five-year grant
from the National Science Foundation
for the election surveys. They have
become consistently larger and more
complex over the years," he continues,
"and so have become potentially more
THE SURVEY results are fed direc-

Lina Wertmuller's
A fast-priced comedy involving a shy, awkward peasant who arrives in Rome
and heads directly to a brothel, where living quarters are provided by his
underground anarchist contact. There they try to keep his presence innocent
and inconspicious while they finalize plans to assassinate Mussolini.
TONITE at 7 & 9 MLB 4
"Love and Anarchy builds
gently rising to a final crescendo'
of anguish and fury It is a film
of extraordinary vigor and force,
possessed of boldness and
New York Daily News

which he calls unique for such a large
ICPSR, a cooperative effort between
CPS and over 220 member universities,
is "a one-of-a-kind enterprise," in
Howland's words.
Since its conception in 1962, the Con-
sortium has provided services and
facilities for an international com-
munity of scholars which no single
college or university could provide. IC-
PSR does business in the neighborhood
of $1 million per year.
"Changes are part and parcel of
growth within the center," remarks
Jennings, who expects to see more
research'on tile topics of media, inter-
national organizations, and non-
American concerns in the future.
"ONE THING for certain," he says,
"is that we won't become any less
diverse and retrench.".
Howland is especially enthusiastic
about prospects for increased
cooperative research with institutes
Since the early 1970's, the ad-
ministrative manager says he has
noticed a visible increase in cross-
national cooperation in research..
"THE KEY WORD is collaboration,"
Howland emphasizes. "There is an
equal flow of information going both
ways between the people here and our
foreign equals."
A third area within the Institute, the
Group Dynamics Center, concerns it-
self with cognitive psychology, that is,
the way in which individuals perceive
things, according to newly-appointed
Director Phillip Brickman. Groups are

studied in the Center's laboratory, ob-
serving real-life groups, and collecting
information from respondents.
A twelve-year study at RCGD of 5,000
families around the country revealed
that of the temporarily poor, 67 per cent:
were white and 33 per cent black. OL
long time poverty-stricken individuals"
75 per cent were black.
ACCORDING TO Director Donald'
Pelz, the Center for Research o0
Utilization of Scientific Knowledge
(CRUSK) was established 15 years ago
as a result of concern about puttin
social research findings to practical"
"Instead , of seeing products of the-
research, ending up in academid
publications," he recalls, "we hopedA
that they would affect the operation of
social institutions and all institutions ofV
society." However, that concerti hasn't
always been shared by funding agent
"There are not too many sources of-
funding that are interested in the use of,:
knowledge in the abstract," Pelz says:.
"Potential sponsors, are in the market
for specifics."
Most of the center's research
proposals are generated by staff mem!
bers, Pelz says, and each study has -,s
different size budget. The total CRUSI(
budget last year was near $900,000sand
next year's sum will be similar.
Pelz is involved in two research,
projects himself. One study, in conjun-
ction with the School of Nursing;;'
assesses the ability of' the University.
.Hospital'sdepartment of nursing td-
research patient care and then improve.
it. The other study looks at innovative
health care centers.
CRUSK is looking for a new director.
since Pelz's five-year term ends i a
July. "We would like to bring. id
someon from outside the
smoe ,fo ousd thorganization," he says. "Someone who
could look at the center from a new per '
(Tomorrow: Research from the.
researcher's point of view - a close
look at the senior research- staff at,
WASHINGTON (AP)-the exhibi-
tion "Richard Estes: The Urban La64
dscape" is on display ,at, the
Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum ofy
Sculpture Garden through April 1.
The show includes 30 paintings an
five silkscreen prints by the Afnerican


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