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The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 25, 1980-Page 3


Gregory says public manipulated





(Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

"It's just a crazy game," repeated
activist Dick Gregory for about the 10th
time yesterday afternoon.
The 48-year-old comedian and author
told the packed audience of more than
350 at Washtenaw Community College,
that they are being manipulated by the
wealthy and powerful in this country.
For two-and-one-half hours, Gregory
told the lively crowd of mostly students
*hat they have been propagandized,
swindled, and lied to by the powerful
and upper class strata of this country.
"THEY DON'T CARE about you.
Somewhere you have to start caring for
yourself," Gregory said.
The first 30 minutes of Gregory's ap-
pearance was more or less a string of
political jokes directed at the problems
in today's society. For instance, he
called Pope John Paul's visit to the U.S.
ast year the most important event of
he 1970s for blacks.
"He was the first white man in 20
years who went to Harlem after dark.
Of course he went through it at 90 miles
per hour," Gregory jested.
THE AUTHOR also made fun of
President Carter's participation in a
10,000-meter marathon last year that he
quit because of exhaustion. "I can see
why he doesn't like the Olympics." He
said the leader's physical weakness
made the country .look bad. "I wouldn't
have been surprised had Jamaica at-
tacked us," he said.
After making light of several other
current world situations, including the
hostages in Iran, Gregory turned to a
more serious and pessimistic attack of
the current power structure in the coun-
try and what he called oppression of the
average person.
"You really think he (Carter) can
make the Russians move their tr opq
from Afghanistan? I mean he can't
even keep the oil companies from rip-
ping us oft," Gregory said. His tone
became morose. "Never before in this
country have you approached the in-
sanity that you approach in the next
three weeks."
Gregory made about a dozen,
allegations of manipulation or lying by'
-government officials and corporate
For instance, he claimed that U.S. of-
ficials could: have secretly brought the
shah of Iran into the country. He said
that if U.S. iintelligence could keep an
aide of Ayatollah Khomeini's in the
famous Mayo Clinic without publicity,
they could surely have kept the shah's
presence under wraps.


Escape from the mid-winter blues with this typically out-
rageous Peckinpah shoot-em-up. Stunning action setuences
and fine performances from WILLIAM HOLDEN and ROBERT
RYAN. A classic Western for adults. (145 min)
ANGELL HALL, $1.50-7:008 9:40

r tF

What Can We Learn From
The Japanese?
The Center for Japanese Studies
at The University of Michigan

A Public Lecture
Professor of Sociology and Chairman,
Council on Asian Studies
Harvard University
Friday, January 25, 1980 at 12:00 noon, 210 lane Hall
Washington and State Streets-

Daily Photo by CYRENA CHANG

COMEDIAN DICK GREGORY told a'large crowd at Washtenaw Community College that they are being manipulated
by the wealthy and powerful people in this country.

EMU grants tope
$2.2 million
Sponsored funding at Eastern Mich-
igan University (EMU) reached a new
high of $2.2 million during the fiscal
year 1979. The funding rose by $777,000
or 52 per cent over last year, EMU's Of-
fice of Information Services reports.
In addition, sponsored funding has
increased by 95 per cent since 1977,
when EMU accepted $1.1 million.
Within the university, two colleges
and an institute obtained the largest
proportion of outside funding. These in-
clude: the College of Arts and Sciences,
24 per cent ($544,427); the College of
Education, 36 per cent ($815,849); and
the Institute for the Study of Children
and Family, 13 per cent ($295,818).

New City Administrator
Sprenkel meets community
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Ann Arbor's new City Administrator
Terry Sprenkel shook hands yesterday
with a roomful of city department
heads, council members, University of-
ficials, community leaders, and local
business leaders.
In the months ahead Sprenkel will
work with many of the people he met at

his welcoming reception at te eCampus
Inn yesterday.
SPRENKEL, 45, was sworn in as Ann
Arbor's third city administrator at the
City Council meeting last Monday. Last
November, council selected him for the
$48,000 a year post from among 60 ap-
See NEW, Page 6

Alternative Action-Wizards, 7, 8:45, 10:30 p.m., Modern Languages
Building Aud. 4.
Cinema Guild-Harold and Maude, 7, 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Cinema Two-The Wild Bunch, 7, 9:40 p.m., Angell Hall Aud. A.
Druids-Godfather, 7,10 p.m., Natural Sciences Aud.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Monkey Business; 7, 10:20 p.m.; horse
Feathers, 81:40 p.m., MLB Aud. 3.
Gargoyle Films-The Great Escape, 7:07 p.m., Hutchins Hall Room 100.
Ann Arbor Committee for a New Jewish Agenda-We Are All Arab Jews
in Israel, 7:30 p.m., 2235 Angell Hall.
Department of Medical Care-Diana Wright, "Level of Training, Cost of
Medical Care, and Outcome," 11 a.m., 300 Vaughan Building, School of
Public Health.
Resource Policy and Management-Pat West, "Policy Implications of
Behavioral Research," noon, 2032 Dana Building.
Center for Japanese Studies-Ezra Vogel, Harvard University, "Japan
las Number One," noon, 200 Lane Hall.
Guild House-Luncheon with Doug Hill, "The Crisis in the Middle East,"
noon, 802 Monroe St.
Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies-Richard Wallis,
"Balinese Ceremonies and Their Music," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics-Yoram Koren, Israel
Institute of Technology, "CNC Control Loops for Machine Tools," noon, 219
West. Engineering.
Women in Architecture-June Budden, architect, "Inside I. M. Pei and
Partners: Recent Works and Projects on the Boarld," 12:30 p.m., 2104 Art
and Architecture Building (North Campus).
Nuclear Engineering-David Galbraith, Performance Characteristics
of Tandem-Mirror Fusion Reactors," 3:45 p.m., 15 Cooley Building.
School of Metaphysics-"Who Is Controlling Your Life?," 7:30 p.m.,
2191/ N. Main St.
Spartacus Youth League-Joseph Seymour, "U.S. Imperialism's New
Cold War: Hail Red Army in Afghanistan!," 7:30 p.m., Kuenzel Room,
Michigan Union.
School of Music-David Bond, harpsichord, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
School of Music-Violincello Recital, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Ark-Ken Whiteley, Gospel and radio songs of the 20s, 30s, and 40s, 9
p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Eclipse Jazz-Spencer Barefield, guitar, Anthony Holland, saxophone,
"Bright Moments," 9 p.m., Residential College Aud., East Quad.
WCBN-"Friday Morning," interview with PIRGIM representatives



FROM THE THIRD floor of city hall, Ann Arbor's new City Administrator
Terry Sprenkel overlooks the city. Sprenkel was sworn in Monday as the
city's top administrator.





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