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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 10, 1981-Page 3

profs to~ study
auto industry

DETROIT (UPI)- Saying a continued slump by
U.S. automakers ultimately will hurt Japan, scholars
from the Universities of Michigan and Toyko yester-
day announced a two-year, $1.2 million study of the
nations' auto industries.
Tokyo professor Keichi Oshima told reporters a
partnership between U.S. and Japanese automakers
is "very important for the future of the two coun-
"JAPAN CANNOT have a healthy automotive in-
dustry if the United States continues to suffer
declines in its industry," said Oshima, who is also
vice-chairman of Technova, Inc., a research firm.
"I have a very serious concern that the present
situation would hurt both countries if it continues."
Oshima will direct the study along with Robert
Cole, director of the University's Center for Japanese
COLE SAID the study will try to provide a long-
term understanding of the industry's evolution in

both countries within the context of their overall
economic and political significance.
He said the study will focus particularly on
technological changes.
The Tokyo professor said the two sides are being
brought together by "idealism and practical common
interests." He said each country depends on
technology gleaned from the other.
Oshima said, however, that he thinks the U.S. auto
industry's slump is temporary.
"WE IN JAPAN have a very strong feeling that the
U.S. industry is very strong and now is in a transition
period," he said. "We feel that the future for you is
brighter than just this short-term period.",
According to Cole, the study originated in the
January 1981 Ann Arbor conference on the U.S. and
Japanese auto industries. As a result of the conferen-
ce, Oshima developed the idea for the research in
Japan at the same time University faculty were ex-

ploring similiar research possibilities.
American participants include University
economist and former presidential adviser Paul Mc-
Cracken, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Robert
Ingersoll, United Auto Workers Vice President
Donald Ephlin and General Motors Corp. director
William Larsen. N;
Japanese officials taking part include Shoichiro
Toyoda, president, Toyota Motore Co., Nobuhiko
Ushiba, a former U.S. ambassador who now serves
as a foreign affairs adviser to the Japanese gover-
nment, and Takashi Hosomi, president of the Over-
seas Economic Cooperation Fund.
The study-which will cost the University and the
Tokyo school $300,000 each per year--is set to be fun-
ded by contributions from GM, Ford Motor Co., the.
UAW, Nissan Motor Co., Toyota, and other firms.
Cole said funding for the first year is nearly secure
but that money is still needed for the final half.


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Irael w,
TEL AVIV, Israel (APB - Defense
;Minister Ariel Sharon warned yester-
day that wavering U.S. support of the
:Camp David Mideast accords was en-
dangering negotiations on Palestinian
self-rule in the occupied West Bank and
:Gaza Strip.
(Sharon, in his first news conference
since taking over the Defense Ministry
in August, kept up the drumbeat of
criticism of UJ.S. policy that has been
:eanating, from Israel since the
:Reagan administration won its
:congressional battle to sell advanced.
;weaponry to Saudi Arabia two weeks
ISRAEl WANTS to reach agreement
*witj Egypt and the United States on
-Palestinian self-rule in.the Israeli oc-
:cupied West Bank of the Jordan River

yarns ofIU. S.
It's hard to expect that Egy
able to sick to Camp David i~
party (the United States) is s

move away from it.'

--A ri

pyjj~cyshif t
pt will be. Common Market. Saudi Crown Price
Fahd issued the plan in August, calling
-tet rfor total Israeli withdrawal from oc-
S hrcupied Arab territories, establishment
tarting to ofea Palestinian Arab state with East
,aa g t Jerusalem as its capital and
recognition of the right of Mideast
SSharon states to live in peace.
THE CAMP DAVID accords, which
'e minister werethe bases for the Israel-Egypt
peace treaty, call for limited
ost concessions" for Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank
uld reject pressure to and Gaza.
basis of the Saudi
said, terming it the Sharon told reporters, It's hard to
n program." expect that Egypt will be able to stick to
distressed at partial Camp David if the third party (the
Saudi plan voiced in United States) is starting to move away
d at the European fromit."

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and Gaza Strip before next April,:
Sharon said. "The only thing en-
dangering this hope is direct or indirect
American support to the Saudi plan,"
he said.
Price Minister Menachem Begin,
speaking at a technology exhibit in
Jerusalem, said Israel already had

made "the utm
peace. Israel woi
negotiate on the
peace plan, he
". Saudi liquidatio
Israel has been
acceptance of the

No traffi
f .or study
The next time a Washtenaw County
Sheriff's car pulls you over, you may be
inluck. Instead of being issued a ticket,
you may be h& nded a chance to par-
ticipate in a" University research
project designed to study why poor
dr'versbehave as theydo.-
The road safety research project is
part of a nationwide study sponsored by
the National Highway Safety Ad-
ministration.' University project
director Mary' Beth Marks said the
University study will focus on driving.
behavior such as speeding, tailgating,
ignoring stop signs and making unsafe
THESEACTS account for 80 percentt
to 85 percent of all traffic acidents,
MoAs saidl. The aimof 'tie University
Styiys' i'to help reduce these unsafe

c tickets

Socialists make gains

driving actions.
To help the niversity pick a sample
of drivers, the Washtenaw County
Sheriff's Department agreed to waive
tickets for drivers, who eonsent to be in-
terviewed about their behavior.
"Our cooperation (in not issuing
tickets) makes the program a little
more succesfull... and responses a little
more candid," said Washtenaw County
Sheriff Thomas Minick.
Both safe and, unsafe drivers are
chosen for the study, Marks said. The
project will attempt to describe the
reasons drivers engage, or fail te
engage' in unsafe driving behavior.
For example, if a driver runs a red
light, researchers want to know
whether he or she-was late for an ap-
pointment, carelessly disregarding the
lightbf influenced by other factors.

in Belgian
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -
Socialists were, tied with the long-
dominant centrist Christian Democrats
in Parliament seats as a result of
national elections, but it was not clear
yesterday if they could set aside their
regional rivalries to form a new
coalition government.
Sunday's election, called because of
the collapse ofthe center-left coalition
over economic issues, gave the
Socialists a gain of three seats for a
total of 61 in the 212-seat Parliament.
That is the same number of seats 'now
held by the Christian Democrats, whose
losses in the industrialized, Dutch-
speaking, north and economically
sluping, French-speaking south totaled
21 seats.
CONSERVATIVESrscored big-gains
nationwide- 15 more seats from the
previous Parliament for a total of 52, to
be the next major force behind the


Socialists and Christian Democrats.
The new distribution of legislative
seats indicated Belgium's 32nd gover-
nment since 1944 will be either center-
left or center-right coalitions, political
observers said yesterday.
Conservatives and Socialists
disagree on ways to deal with
Belgium's serious financial problems,
including a forecase 1982 budget deficit
of $5 billion and 12.8 percent jobless rate.
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AAFC-Dirty Harry, 9 p.m.; Detour, 7 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
C2-Misfits, 7 p.m.; We're Not The Jet Set, 9:15 p.m.,!MLB 3.
CFT-A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4,7 & 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
CG-Potemkin, 7 & 9:45 p.m.; Faust, 8:15, Lorch Hall.
Women's Studies-It Happens To Us; Your Pelvis & Breast Examina-
tions, noon, 2235 Angell.,t
AAPL-Daniel Leyine speaks on Jacobo Timmerman's Prisoner
Without a Name, Cell Without a Number, 12:10 p.m., Ann Arbor Public
Ecumenical Campus Center-Lemuel Johnson, "The Artist and the'
Politician in Modern Africa," noon, International Center.
Geology-Margaret Leinen, "Cenozoic History of Hydrothermal Ac-
tivity at Pacific Spreading Centers," 4 p.m., 4001 C.C. Little Bldg.
Center for Chinese Studies-Anthony Kane, "Lu Xun and the League of
Left-Wing Writers: A Re-examination of the Relationship Between China's
Writers and the Chinese Communist Party During the Crucial Decade of the
1930s," noon, lane Hall Commons Room.
Committee Concerned With World Hunger-t-John Nystuen, "California
Agriculture," 8p.m., Union Conference Room5.
Bioengineering-Monty Vincent, "Structure and Opportunity in the
Biomedical Industry," 4 p.m., 1213 E. Engineering.
Classical Studies-Bernard Knox, "Homer and History," 4 p.m.,
Rackham Amphitheater.
Chemistry-Mertin Blank, "The Mechanism of Ion Flow in Excitable
Membrances," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem. Bldg.
Alumni-Alan Merten, "The Comput r: Master or Servant?" 9:30-11:30
a.m., Graduate School of Business Administration, second floor.
Ehgineering in Medicine & Biology Group-John Strohbehn, "The Use of
Electromagnetic Energy in Cencar Cancer Therapy," 8 p.m., White Aud.,
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Women's Caucus-Susan Kaufman, "Sexual Harrassment & The
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Ann Arbor Go Club-Mts., 7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
UAC Impact Dance-Free Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Libertarian Leaague-Discussion, Count of Antipasto, 7 p.m.
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