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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, May 21, 1971
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PSYCHOLOGY PROF. Robert Hefner considers the problems of the University's Center for
L Research on Conflict Resolution.
Cofl ic center awaits
4review board decision
in arms talk
WASHINGTON (P' - President Nixon announced yes-
terday what he termed a major step in breaking the stale-
mate on nuclear arms talks between the United States
and the Soviet Union.
Nixon went on nationwide radio-television at noon to
read a brief statement about the long stalled U.S.-Soviet
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), timed with a
similar statement issued in Moscow.
The President said that as a result of negotiations at
the highest level, the United States and the Soviet Union:
-"Have agreed to concentrate this year on working
out an agreement for the limitation of the deployment of
antiballistic missile systems (ABMs);"
-"Have also agreed that, together with concluding an
agreement to limit ABMs, they will agree on certain
measures with respect to the limitation of offensive stra-
"The two sides are taking this course in the conviction
that it will create more favorable conditions for further
negotiations to limit all strategic arms," the statement
added. "These negotiations will be actively pursued."
Praise, opimism and some skepticism greeted the an-
nouncement in Congress. One of those voicing skepticism
was Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, who said he also was puzzled.
"They seem to think it is significant," Fulbright said.
"Whether it is or not I don't know." He added that "there
must be something more to it than I can grasp."
Another Democratic leader, Rep. F. Edward Hebert of
Louisiana, chairman of the House Armed Services Com-
mittee, commented that "it's all well and good, but let's
keep our powder dry."
Republicans and some other Democrats rated the
Whether the two superpowers will actually reach a
disarmament accord in the talks that began in 1969 re-
mains to be seen. White House officials acknowledged that
the two sides have not abandoned basic positions, which
See ARMS, Page 2
By P. E. BAUER
Members of the University's
12-year-old Center for Research
on Conflict Resolution (CRCR)
are still awaiting a University
decision on their future.
Citing financial problems, the
LSA Executive Committee has
been deliberating for the past
five months on the question of
whether to reappoint psychology
Prof. Robert Hefner as chair-
man of the Center, appoint a
new chairman, or simply close
the Center altogether.
Hefner is convinced however
that his and the Center's radi-
cal political image may have as
much to do with the review as
the money crisis. .
CRCR, a research and pub-
lication organization, has been
concerned since its inception
with an area of peace research
known as "conflict resolution."
Most of the Center's work has
been concentrated on the study
of international policy, although
projects have ranged from theo-
ries on international conflict to
analogous theories on interper-
sonal conflict, including social
and interracial problems.
CRCR's w o r k includes seven
areas of research: general theo-
ries about conflict itself, the
conditions and policy necessary
for transforming a "nationalist"
doctrine to an international out-
look, the Cold War, the eco-
nomic consequences of arms
control and disarmament,
development of international
agencies and procedures, prob-
lems of developing nations and
domestic conflict, particularly
of an interracial character.
Although the Center deals
with questions of peace, its own
history has hardly been tran-
quil. The bastard child of the
graduate school, the political
sc i e n c e department and the
journalism department, CRCR
has been viewed as a foundling
by many administrators ever
since, according to Hefner.
Since 1959, when the Center
was organized, its interdepart-
mental nature created many
problems. "We've always been
regarded as interlopers by the
See CENTER, Page 2
City, 'U' voice opposition
to campus police force
By JONATHAN MILLER
Despite determined opposition by both Uni-
versity and city officials, a Governor's budget
proposal calling for the establishment of a Uni-
versity police department is before the State
Legislature and has a chance of becoming. law.
For the past 23 years the University has paid
a support subsidy to the city for police and fire
protection-last year almost $1.2 million was
paid to the city for this purpose-but the budget
before the Legislature calls for an end to these
payments and the establishments instead of
separate University police and fire departments.
Although no money was requested for this pur-
pose, $500,000 has been allocated in the pro-
posed budget to finance such operations, which
would result in an overall saving to the state of
over $600,000 next fiscal year.
Cautious University officials are making no
predictions on the 'possibility of mounting a suc-
cessful lobby against the proposal in Lansing-
and their sentiments are echoed by members of
Gov. William Milliken's own staff.
"It is premature to predict" the fate of the
proposal, according to Chuck Sturtz of Milliken's
budget bureau. "The Legislature still must hold
hearings with University officials on the sub-
ject-but it is a part of the Governor's recom-
Vile-president for State Relations and Plan-
ning Fedele Fauri said yesterday it "is almost.
impossible to predict what will happen up there."
"The legislature is busy deciding about a tax
increase and there has been little opportunity as
yet for lobbying on this question."
Mayor Robert Harris, whose police depart-
ment is facing budgetary difficulties of its own,
is also adamantly opposed to the plan for cam-
pus police-but he too is remaining mum on the
question of whether the provision in the bill can
"We recognize that we can't hold these pay-
ments any length of time, the point is that we
can't give it all up this year," said Harris yes-
James Brinkerhoff, director of business opera-
tions at the University, predicts a loss of effic-
iency in campus security if the legislature forces
the establishment of a separate police depart-
ment for the campus.
"There'll be a doubling-up of command offi-
cers, manpower, equipment," he says. "Of
course there'll be a loss of efficiency from the
arrangement we have enjoyed with the city
for 23 years."
Bob Endriss, the member of the Governor's
staff responsible for overseeing the University's
budget, admitted yesterday "there are some
good questions which have been brought up-I
think we are willing to discuss them out we do
wish to maintain the general thrust of the pro-
President Robben Fleming views the situa-
See CAMPUS, Page 10
TWO CITY OFFICERS patrol the diag outside the graduate
library. Withdrawal of University support payments to the city
may mean the institution of a separate campus police force.