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Ninety- Two Years
of
Editorial Freedom

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Vol. XCII, No. 23 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 6, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages
Higher ed in jeopardy, Shapiro warns

*LSA area
centers
to undergo
r eview'
By ANDREW CHAPMAN
The LSA executive committee is
reviewing the status of the college's six
area studies centers, Dean Peter
Steiner told LSA faculty yesterday.
An area studies center is an inter-
disciplinary center which focuses its
studies on a particular part of the
world. The centers, such as the Center
for Chinese Studies, do not belong to a
*specific LSA department, but draw
their professors from several
disciplines.
STEINER SAID REVIEW of the cen-
ters was an "urgent" consideration
because the status of the centers is par-
ticularly vulnerable during the Univer-
sitys budget crisis.
A faculty member in an area center
holds a professorship in his or her
department such as political science or
anthropology. The department, not the
center, pays the professor's salary.
Area studies centers are hit hard by.
University financial woes because
some are low on the priority lists of the
departments that supply them with
professors, said Madhav. Deshpande,
director of the South and Southeast
Asian studies center.
Robert Cole, director of the Center
for Japanese Studies, said often a
faculty member works in an area cen-
ter will retire and either be replaced
through his original department by
someone who is in no way related to the
area center, or may not be replaced at
all.
"SOME CENTEI ARE being hurt
more than others," Cole said.
Steiner ADld the LSA faculty yester-.
day that the executive committee will
look at the overall function of the area
studies centers and will examine which
are having difficulties and which are
strong.
We do not expect that we will discon-
tinue any area centers," Steiner said.
"THERE IS NO clue as to the out-
come of the review," Steiner continued.
Steiner also told faculty that four LSA
departments will be reviewed during
the coming year; the Coalition for the
Use of, Learning Skills, the geology
department, the physics department
and the psychology department.
The executive committee reviews all
LSA departments at regular intervals
of four to six years, Steiner said.

Federal spending cuts
could endanger 'U'

byANDREW CHAPMAN
and JULIE HINDS
Federal policies that take effect next
year may have a staggering effect on
the future of higher education, Univer-
sity President Harold Shapiro warned
yesterday evening in his annual State of
the University address.
The decline of federal and state ap-
propriations to higher education has
lead to an "urgent" need for new funds
at the University, Shapiro told the
crowd at Rackham auditorium, which
was filled nearly to capacity.
"GENERATING CREATIVE
responses to these external factors
(budget cuts) will require us to make
further decisions about reallocation
and redeployment of resources,"
Shapiro said.
The President claimed that current
federal support for various aspects of
the activities of higher education will be
under 'severe stress."
It is apparently the (Reagan) ad-
ministration's view that education is
not a federal function; that it is not even
a federal purpose, and that, specific

educational outcomes do not effect the
federal interest,"Shapiro said.
SHAPIRO ADDED THAT if the
academic community stands
passively by as the federal government
drastically restructures its policy
toward higher education, the Univer-
sity will "not have met our responK
sibilities to ourselves, to our stedents;
and to America's future"
Shapiro said the University com-
munity can expect more reductions and
coming retrenchment than it has un-
dergone to date.
"In general terms, we might seek the
reallocation or redeployment of ap-
proximately 10 to 15 percent of our
General Fund budget," Shapiro said.
THIS 10 TO 15 PERCENT shift com-
pares to a reduction of less than 5 per-
cent through various program cutbacks
achieved last year by the ad-
ministration.
. Shapiro said that the lack of funds
from the state has forced the University
administration to critically undersup-
port important programs such as
See SHAPIRO, Page 5

Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCKI
PRESIDENT SHAPIRO reveals tentative plans for further budget reallocations to fight declining state and federal
funding during last night's state of the University address.

Congress examines Taiwanese spy issue

summer
By JOHN ADAM terrogati
A closed congressional hearing will security p
be held today in Washington to at Carneg
examine the issue of Taiwanese in- tsburgh,i
telligence operations in the United in Taiwan
States. Many p
The hearing, in which members of members
the FBI, state and justice departmen- ficials, c
ts will participate, was spurred by the dered b
alleged murder of a former Univer- Chinese (
sity student in Taiwan last July. of his al
. while in ti
CHEN WEN-CHEN, a 1978 Univer- Taiwan'
sity graduate, was found dead last that Chen
'U' employee
By JOHN ADAM professor
By JHN DAMsity in Pit
In late August, Alice Ti, a Univer- Taipei, las
sity staff member, and her husband 'to see his
George received a letter threatening just hou
their lives. terrogati4
The letter said the Ti family was police (se
suspected of providing information to The lett
Taiwan's Nationalist Chinese gover- signed an
nment (KMT) that may have led to Pittsburg
the death of University graduate Chen living at ti
Wen-Chen. The Tis were under in- The lett(
vestigation, the letter said, and if
found guilty, might be "executed."
CHEN, WHO was an assistant to exam

only hours after being in- cident or
ed by Taiwan's national SU-JE
police. A statistics professor first to te
gie-Mellon University in Pit- committe
Chen was visiting relatives fairs toda
at the time of his death. The heE
ersons-including congress after Su
and some university of- classified
ontent that Chen was mur- ted and
ay Taiwan's Nationalist that Am
KMT) government because Chen's de
lleged anti-KMT activities Here in
he United States. ministrat
s government has insisted
's death was either an ac-
gets death
at Carnegie-Mellon Univer- Michigan
ittsburgh, was found dead in EliminatA
st July, on a visit to Taiwan trse
relatives. His death came terested
rs after an extensive in- contribut
on by Taiwan's national Dr. Chen
~eabove story) of the cl
ter sent to the Tis was not Arbor C
d carried a postmark from
h, Pa. where Chen was not perso
he time of his death ted an op
er read : case. If 1
Candidate: I am assigned
nine the University of

suicide.
N, CHEN'S widow, will be the
estify before the House Sub-
e on Asian and Pacific Af-
y.
arings, which wilbe closed
-jen's testimony because
I information will be presen-
discussed, is only one way
ericans have reacted to
ath.
Ann Arbor, University ad-
ors have been, reluctant to
ee CONGRESS, Page 7
letter
cases of the Roaches
on Program. We are in-
in those who may have
ed most to the death of
n. Due to the complexity
rcumstances in the Ann
ampus which (sic) I have
nally been, you are gran-
portunity to defend your
we don 't hear from you

AP Photo
Su-jen, the widow of former University Ph.D student Chen Wen-Chen, will
speak this afternoon at a Congressional hearing examining the alleged
illegal activities of Taiwan agents in the United States. Chen was found dead
early in July while he and his family were vacationing in Taiwan.

Former U.N. ambassador
criticizes de ense build-up
B MINDY LAYNE his obsession with achieving military tinue to stockpile more weapons.
superiority. This preoccupation with military McHenry summarized the major problems of
Insisting that weapons "never brought strength, McHenry continued, will only speed international political affairs as remnants of
security to any country," former U.S. Am- the spread of nuclear weapons to other coun- colonialism, the gap between wealthy and
bassador to the United Nations Donald tries and promote further militarization developing countries, and historical and
McHenry said President Reagan's plan to around the world. strategical conflicts in the Middle East.

dramatically increase defense spending is
needless and dangerous.
Speaking to more than 106 students at the
University's law school yesterday, McHenry
said, "Mr. Reagan should stop, look, and listen.
The United States is no, window of
vulnerability, but Reagan opened it wide in his
decision to operate the MX missile."
MCHENRY SAID Reagan's increases in
defense spending will only encourage other
nations, especially the Soviet Ur:-n, to enter
into a dangerous and expensive arms race.
McHenry charged that Reagan's desire for a
"margin of safety" is only a thin disguise for

"The problem with superiority is that no guy
will be content to be in second place. This sets a
distance between your power and his ... He'll
increase his weapons and you'll increase
yours," McHenry said.
THE HOPE FOR lasting world peace,
McHenry argued, rests with careful and
determined negotiations between all nations,
not with greater military power.
As the United States puts a greater emphasis
on military strength so will other nations. Some
countries that do not have nuclear arms will
begin to seek them, he said, and those countries
which already have nuclear power will con-

HE SAID THE major obstacle facing the
United States in U.N. negotiations today is a
growing anti-American sentiment abroad.
"European nations feel we are too tied up in
our own domestic problems that we can't see
others' problems," McHenry said.
Since any military conflict will probably take
place on European soil and not in the United
States, they are forced to bear the brunt of
NATO's defenses, McHenry said. "They
believe we'd think more carefully if we were in
their position," he said.

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASC
DONALD McHENRY, FORMER ambassador to the United Nations, tells more than 100 law
students last night that the outlook for limited proliferation of nuclear power is bleak.

TODAY-
Faculty directory is here,
IT SEEMS AS though nothing will escape the Univer-
sity's budget cutting axe this year, not even the new
1981-82 University directory, released yesterday,

Television stress
People who talk about "relaxing" in front of the
television set may be deluding themselves, a stress
specialist says. Dr. Dan Costley, who conducts public stress
seminars sponsored by New Mexico State University, said
television is among the least effective methods of taking a
person's mind off his worries. "When people watch
television, they get emotionally involved in the program
and start taking sides," Costley said, citing pro football as a
prime example. He said exercise would be a much better

has set a date for another jump. "It's going to me March 3,
my birthday," Lewis said. "And id it's a nice enough day, I
may even try it from 5,000 or 6,000 feet." Lewis, 33, of
Columbus, went home from the hospital last week after
being seriously injured in a parachuting accident near Can-
ton last June 28. His main chute failed to open, and his
reserve chute became entangled with the main chute as he
fell into a soybean field. "My fall did nothing to lessen my
love for parachuting," said Lewis, who now uses crutches
and wears a back brace. Q

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