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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, November 24, 1981-Page 5

Banner protests 'U'

research

By KATIE STREICHER
Although Michigan lost to Ohio State
Saturday, it was still a banner day for
car dealerships, beer breweries, and a
campus activist group.
The Committee for Research on In-
telligence and Military Endeavors
spent $300 to fly- a plane over the
stadium Saturday displaying a banner
stating "U of M Military Research
Kills." Many fans were taken aback by
the banner which flew among other
banners advertising Budweiser beer
and Ford care.
LIZ GALST, coordinator of CRIME,
said flying the banner was in protest of
University involvement in research
funded by the Department of Defense.

"We are trying to make an issue of
this on campus," she said. "When
something is going on in Ann Arbor it's
easy for students not to realize it. We
are gust trying to make students more
aware."
Galst said the University schools and
departments are conducting "systems
design, data processing, and com-
bustion research for the military, in
addition to efforts trying to develop
more refined techniques to support op-
pressive regimes in Third World
nations."
SHE SAID THAT CRIME is
primarily concerned abut military
research in the engineering college.
One researcher there is studying the

basics of detonations and explosives
and another is researching ocean
acoustics which could later be used to
help the Navy's sonar systems track
enemy targets, she said.
University policy prohibits all
research projects leading directly to
the destruction of human life and will
not accept contracts restricting
publication of research findings beyond
one year, thus preventing researchers
from conducting more classified
research.
Galst said that classified research
guidelines are rarely enforced. "They
are basically just paper guidelines,
failure to follow them is rarely
reprimanded," she said.
CRIME RAISED the money to fly the
banner by sponsoring a party two
Saturdays ago. "We had a great tur-
nout," she said. "Over 100 people
showed up."
She said flying the banner was much
more effective than handing out flyers.
"We acquired both positive and
negative reactions in a shorter amount
of time," she said.

Galst said CRIME members were
confronted with some unusual
problems at the Willow Run Airport.
"One flight attendant stated that per-
sons had offered him over $300 to
prohibit the banner from being flown.
"Overall, the endeavor was quite
successful," Galst said.
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Questions raised over

sale of Alle
WASHINGTON (AP)- National
security adviser Richard Allen wrote in
a government financial disclosure
statement that he sold his consulting
firm in January 1978, but now, accor-
ding to a White House lawyer, says the
sale actually took place early this year.
Questioned about the sale date, White
House Counsel Fred Fielding said Allen
sent him a memo last week stating that
he had mistakenly put down the 1978
date and had meant to write January
1981.
IN THE disclosure statement, filed
last February, Allen said he no longer
was president of Potomac International
Corp. as of January 1978, and added in
parentheses "sold business.".
But Fielding could not explain why, if
the sale of Potomac International had
occurred in January 1981, there was no
mention of either the sale or Allen's

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firm

AP Photo_
A DOWNCAST TIP O'NEILL leaves a meeting of House Democratic leaders
yesterday after President Reagan vetoed the Democrats' emergency spen-
ding resolution. The president later signed a Republican-backed resolution
that allowed the government to operate at old spending levels until Dec. 15.
Battle over, budget'
leaves government
temporarily closed

recent ownership of the firm under the
income and assets section of the finan-
cial questionnaire.
BOB FLYNN, an official of the
Government Ethics Office, said yester-
day that if Allen had made a capital
gain on the sale of the firm, that amount
should have been listed under income.
Flynn also said federal regulations
require that nominees list on their
disclosure statements any interest in a
business held at the end of the
preceding calendar year.
Peter Hannaford, owner of the Han-
naford Corp., has said the firm
acquired Potomac. International on
Jan. 18, 1981, two days before President
Reagan's inauguration and three days
before Allen received at least $1,000 in
cash from a Japanese journalist who
had interviewed first lady Nancy
Reagan.

'U' signs first contract
with GEO in six years

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON- Thousands of
workers were sent home, buildings
were closed and services were cur-
tailed yesterday as non-essential
operations of the federal gbver-
nment from coast to coast were
brought to a halt by the battle over
the budget..
Congressional action late in the af-
ternoon'appeared to. pave the way
for a return to normal business, but
the shutdown already had started.
PRESIDENT Reagan told Cabinet
members to suspend most
operations after he vetoed an
emergency spending bill, passed by
Congress in an attempt to keep the
government going.
Following' the veto, the House
passed a Republican bill to keep
federal spending at the old level un-
til Dec. 15. The Senate was expected
to approve the measure quickly and
Reagan said in advance that he
would sign it.
Earlier, White House deputy press
secretary Larry Speakes told repor-
ters 60 percent of the White House
staff has been temporarily axed and

the president, who makes $200,000
annually, would not be paid until a
new spending bill was approved.
A SPOKESMAN for the Office of
Management and Budget noted,
however, the Constitution provides
the president's salary "shall not be
diminished" during his term.
Congress had already passed an
appropriations bill funding itself.
The bureaucracy- technically ran
out of money at 12:01 a.m. EST
Friday when a temporary funding
bill expired and Congress was hours
away from approving a
replacement. Since government of-
fices are closed during the weekend,
the funding expiration had little ef-
fect.
Among those who kept working
during the temporary shutdown
were employees of the Internal
Revenue Service, doctors and nur-
ses, prison guards, and Treasury
Departilent officials. Reagan had
promised that Social Security and
other benefits would be paid on
schedule, and the Postal Service
continues operations. Members of
the military also were unaffected.

(Continued from Page 1).
teaching assistants.
GEO WILL RUN the teacher
preparation sessions, Marker said, but
it wants the University to supply
facilities for them at no cost.
The salary hike is needed, Marker
said, because "We're the second or
third lowest paid TAs in the Big Ten."
A 51/2 percent staff pay hike this year
ended up as "a zero percent increase'
for TAs because of the 18 percent tuition
hike, he said.
GEO and the University will also
have to decide, what implementing the
retroactive (1976) contract will mean,"
Marker said. Issues will include
whether the University's refusal to
assist GEO in collecting union dues
means "the Diversity owes us back
money for those dues," Marker
said .
ANOTHER ISSUE the GEO will
bring up is whether damage suits could
be filed over any alleged University
violations of thecontract during the
last five years, Marker said.
"I think the University has been
livingunder the terms of thehcontract
over the last five years," Forsyth said.
Under a memorandum tacked on to
the 1976 contract, any salary hikes
negotiated will not be retroactive over
the last five years, when graduate

assistants were without a contract.
YESTERDAY'S signing of the con-
tract came after the Michigan Em-
ployment Relations Commission or-
dered the University to recognizethe
contract and collectively bargain with
the GEO members as employees.
The University had previously
refused to negotiate with the GEO on
the grounds that graduate student
assistants are students receiving work-
study financial aid, and are not em-
ployees.
After a two-hour closed executive
session last Friday, the Regents and
Shapiro decided not to appeal the
MERC decision.
Daily staff writer Janet Rae filed
a report for this story.
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Spending resolution puts
government back to work

(Continued from Page 1)
against it.
It was Reagan's first veto, and it
stuck. A bitterly divided Congress
had sent him late Sunday night a
$428-billion emergency bill, expiring
next July 15, after it had toiled for
days to resolve scores of differences.
The House, to which Reagan
returned that bill unsigned, made no,
effort to override the veto, but con-
centrated instead on shortening the

expiration date.
Meanwhile, just hours after
Reagan decreed "as quickly as
possible, people should be sent
home," workers streamed out of
federal buildings, their work in-
terrupted, their pay discontinued.
Many offices were closed entirely.
But the compromise that was passed
by evening calls for those who were
suddenly furloughed to recover the
lost pay.

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