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Oscar nominations,Page 9

Ninety-Two Years
Of Today will be cloudy and a
Editorial Freedom ft t i the day is expected to be in
the mid 20s.
Vol. XCII, No. 110 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 12, 1982 Ten Cents Fourteen Pages

Students protest
University ties
with Pentagon
Seventeen students, protesting the University's in-
volvement with the Department of Defense, staged a
peaceful demonstration at the University's Institute for
Science and Technology on North Campus yesterday.
The demonstrators presented Jay Katz, IST's
assistant director, with a list of demands regarding the
University's dealings with the Pentagon. The students'
protest had been sparked by a meeting Wednesday bet-
ween representatives of the Air Force and University of-
ficials, in which the possibility of the Pentagon financing
the construction of a robotics research center at the
University was discussed.
THE SMALL GROUP arrived at the IST about 10 a.m.
carrying signs inscribed with such phrases as "Will
Robots Build-Bombs?" "Robots For Peace Not War,"
and "ScholarSHIPS Not Destroyers."
University Security Officer Terry Seems greeted the
protesters at the door and informed them they would have
See 'U' Page 5

Ann Arbor
chosen for
roboties site

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
STUDENTS AND OTHER members of the University community march to the Institute of Science and
Technology building on North Campus yesterday. The group demanded from Institute Director George
Gamota answers to a number of questions dealing with defense department influence on campus.
Gamota spoke to the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce yesterday on the future of high technology in the
area. See story, Page 5.

'U' officials fight aid cutbacks

Making higher education a national
priority and waging a war on federal
cutbacks in financial aid were the main
goals discussed by more than 100
University students and ad-
ministrators, at a "state of emergen-
cy" conference held yesterday at the
Michigan League.
Thomas Butts, assistant to the
University Vice-President for
Academic Affairs, Alfred Sussman,
dean of 'the Ilackham School of
Graduate Studies and Congressman
Carl Pursell (R-Plymouth) spoke at the
conference, which was co-sponsored by
the Michigan Student Assembly, the
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan, and the Rackham Student
BUTTS, WHO was the deputy
assistant secretary of education for
student financial assistance under the
Carter administration, stressed the im-
portance of publicizing federal cuts in
programs other than the Guaranteed
Student Loan program.
Forathe 1981-82 academic year, the
federal government budgeted $3,5
billion for the Federal Grant Program,

according to Butts. However, he said, in
the 1982-83 federal budget, only $3.3
billion was allotted to the program and
just $1.8 billion has been proposed for
These cuts would force the
elimination of the State Student Incen-
tive Program and reductions in the
National Direct Student Loan program,
the Student Educational Opportunity
Grant program, and Pell Grants, he
THE FEDERAL government claims
even with the proposed 1982-83 cuts, a
student could still be eligible for $9,200
in assistance, Butts said, but this would
consist of $7,000 in loans for the student
and his parents.
"The community we represent is not
going to feel for just this year or for the
years of this administration but for
years to come," Sussman said, of the
proposed cutbacks.
Though certain cuts have not been as
severe as earlier projected, he said,
those concerned must continue to fight
an administration that he called "not
conservative, but radical."

Ann Arbor will definitely be the
location of the state-initiated robotics
center, the acting director said yester-
Though the exact site has not yet
been determined, newly-appointed
Acting Director Arch Naylor said he
hopes research and development un-
der the direction of the robotics in-
stitute will begin by the fall of 1982.
STATE, industrial, and University
leaders said they hope the robotics
center, officially known as the In-
dustrial Technology Institute, will
becomethe world's leading "center of
excellence" in automated manufac-
"I think we have a very good
chance" of becoming the Silicon
Valley of robotics, said Naylor,a com-
puter systems specialist on sabbatical
from the University.
The first-year budget of the ITI is
approximately $500,000, but Naylor
said he expects the budget to expand
to $5-6 million next year, and $18
million by the third year.
NAYLOR WHO has just completed
his fourth day as director, said the
bulk of his work as ITI chief will in-
volve laying out the framework for
the next .ine years of the institute's
existence. The immediate goals,
however, are a permanent location n
Ann Arbor for the institute and the
recruitment of the best scientists and

... new ITI chief
engineers available, he said.
Robotics research will be just, part
of the work done at the ITI. As the
name "Industrial Technology In-
stitute" implies, the center will be
concerned with all aspects of the
automated factory of the future - in-
cluding the social aspects, said
Naylor, who.is a former chairman of
the University's Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs.
See ANN ARBOR, Page 5

High tech research'.
site at 'U' confirmed

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER.
THOMAS BUTTS, FORMER U.S. deputy assistant secretary of education
for student financial aid assistance, discusses federal cuts in financial aid at
a "state of'emergency" conference held yesterday at the Michigan League.

Student unity urged to fight educational cuts

Student leaders from several state
colleges and universities, meeting in a
planning session following yesterday's
"State of Emergency" conference, said
that increased pressure brought on
legislators through student lobbying
will be necessary to fight effectively
further cutbacks in student. financial
Campus leaders from the University,
Western Michigan University, Oakland
University, and Alpena Community
Ford and
*UAWF near
con tract

College compared techniques they have
employed to mobilize students on their
campuses to combat proposed cutbacks
in federal aid to education. The studen-
ts agreed that to be effective in fighting
the cutbacks students from across the
state must be unified in their op-
BUT, AT THE same time, they said
that unity has been elusive.
"We're very unorganized," said
Oakland University student Lorie King,
who complained that statewide student

organizations were overlapping too
much, making organizing confusing.
Others said that any lobbying efforts
on the state and local level were too
scattered right now to be effective.
"If yog have a couple of scattered
campaigns, you just don't have the im-
pact," said University student Steve
Belkin, a member of the Michigan
Student Assembly.
ALTHOUGH THE students agreed to
follow similar tactics to combat future
cuts, they did not set any dates for

combined letter-writing campaigns or
state lobbying efforts because of the.
different levels of student participation
the four schools have achieved in their
individual efforts.
"We're still working on getting the
students aware," said Western
Michigan University student gover-
nment representative John Anthony.
"We're so far behind you guys."
Anthony said that while there have
been several rallies at WMU concer-
See STUDENTS, Page 6

University officials and a local attorney
agreed this week to establish a massive
technological research park on the out-
skirts of Ann Arbor, Unviersity Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff confirmed yester-
m v.
The 400-acre site, located several
miles off the University's North Cam-
pus, is specifically set aside for
technological research, but "it could be
a prospective site for a robotics cen-
ter," Brinkerhoff said.
ACCORDING to the plan, a number
of high technology research firms
would locate at the industrial park and
would work closely with Unviersity
scholars on research and development
projects, Brinkerhoff said.
University officials added that there
is a chance the $200-million robotics
research center proposed by Gov.
William Milliken will locate at the site.
The newly-named director of the
robotics institute, Arch Naylor, said
that while the institute may not
necessarily locate at the new research
park, it will definitely be located in Ann
The newly-established research park
is designed to "provide an opportunity
for industry and the University to in-
teract with high 'technology," said
Brinkerhoff, who headed the Univer-
sity's negotiations.
LOCATED. ON Plymouth Road near
U.S. 23, the land is presently owned by a

group led by attorney Richard Wood,
who is out of town this week.
The agreement will allow the Wood
group to offer the site to private com-
panies for technical research, but a
part of the agreementrspecifies that if
the robotics center, called the In-
dustrial Technology Institute, is located
there, Wood will not be allowed to profit
directly from it.
The ITI arrangement with Wood is
similar to a shopping center, said
Brinkerhoff, whereby a major store
would locate at a reduced rate, but
would act as an attraction to other
DETAILS OF the arangement will be
announced at a press conference Wed-
nesday morning, Brinkerhoff said.
University President Harold
Shapiro said that while it is true that the
University negotiated with Wood to
acquire the land for use as a research
park, it is not at all settled whether the
center will locate there.
If ITI decides not to locate the
robotics center at the Wood site,
Shapiro said, it would be offered to
private research and development cor-
porations, not necessarily involved with
negotiating with Wood for the property
since December, according to
Engineering School Dean James

DEARBORN (UPI)- In a major
bargaining breakthrough, the United
Auto Workers and Ford Motor Co.
agreed yesterday on the wage and
benefit concession portions of a new
contract that will reportedly save the
company $1 billion over the next- 31
UAW President Douglas Fraser an-
nounced the agreement following a day
of bargaining on the economic issues.
FRASER SAID there were a few
details left to be agreed to but he doub-
ted they would stand in the way of an
agreement on economic concessions.
A Detroit radio station reported the
agreement will save Ford $1 billion
over the next three years.

Fraser would not confirm the figure,
adding he might not ever supply repor-
ters with the amount.
THE PROPOSAL reportedly calls for
a nine-month freeze on cost-of-living
allowances, currently $2.03 per hour on
top of wages. 'Ford had wanted a 15
month cost-of-living allowance freeze.
The UAW plan also reportedly called
for the company to guarantee wages for
hourly workers with 10 years service.
Ford had offered to grant workers with
15 years experience at least 50 percent
of their pay until age 62.
Fraser characterized the economic
settlement as meeting the needs of the
floundering automaker and said

negotiators will now concentrate to
plan an end to plant closings, and
Ford's practice of farming out work to
foreign and non-union domestic sour-
"There will be no agreement unless
Ford satisfies the union on the
problems of our members," Fraser
said. "Up until now, we've been
working on satisfying the problems of
Ford Motor Company. If they are not
willing to work hard and resolve plant
closings and outsourcing there won't be
any agreement."
Fraser was hopeful an agreement on
a new contract could be reached by
Friday night.

Campus best sellers
AT CARTOONS, the "Official Preppy Handbook,"
and a career guide top the latest campus best-
seller list, indicating that college students have
abandoned books of substance for "simple"
....r 6 ...L1.... 'cr " ca m A -. Tit 1.'m a -an P-n,. in 17th

70's gave way to the 'me' generation, which seems to have
yielded to the 'amuse me or tell me the answer-and keep it
simple' generation. I think it means the students are
looking for simple solutions." 0
Need lap, will travel
Joan Abrahamsen's 4-month-old twin daughters are
looking for "a nice person with a nice lap." With a helping
hand, Abrahamsen said she can avoid paying an extra $400

Link of Denver saw the hiccups he got last July as
something to take in stride. But .now, six months and
thousands of hiccups later, Link says he's no fun anymore.
"I haven't been able to have any social life any because I
can't go out and enjoy it," he said. "I have to turn around
and come home and hiccup sit and hiccup." Link, 66, said
he has tried just about everything to combat the hiccups.
"I've breathed into a bag, I've taken sugar, I've held my
breath," he said between hiccups. "The only thing I didn't
try is sticking my head in a barrel of water three times and

and British biologist Charles Darwin both were born
February 12, 1809.
Also on this date in history:
- In 1953, the Soviet Union broke off relations with Israel
when terrorists bombed the U.S.S.R. legation in Tel Aviv.
* In 1973, the first 116 American prisoners of war were
released by North Vietnam.
" In 1974, Patricia Hearst's abductors asked her wealthy
father for $230 million dollars worth of free food as evidence
of good faith in negotiating for her release.




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