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Ninety-Two Years
of
Editorial freedom

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effect today, as occasional
snow may become heavy
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high will be in the 30s.

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Vol. XCII, No. 119

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 4, 1982

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

T

Institute
begins to
directly
publicize
*position
By LOU FINTOR
Faced with a comprehensive budget review
that could cause its elimination, one Univer-
sity department has begun a direct public in-
formation campaign to promote its programs
and services.
Officials at the Institute for Labor and In-
dustrial Relations yesterday released a
report that defended the role and scope of its
programs. The institute is one of three non-
academic units that has recently been
targeted for a comprehensive review. Last
year, the University's Extension Service un-
derwent a similar review which resulted in a
ninety percent cut in its programs and ser-
vices.
NORMALLY, such reports are released
through the University's central Information
Service.
"I gave a copy of this press release only to
high ranking University officials because
they (the administrators) may or may not
feel it is appropriate to relese it," said
Malcolm Cohen, ILIR acting director. "You
can look for more to come," he added.
Cohen said the report was sent directly
from the Institute because the staff wanted to
make available "the full information of
what's going on" to. the University com-
munity.
"OUR PLAN is to demonstrate to the
University the role of 'our Institute and the
loss a closure would create," said Cohen.
University Information Services Director
Joel Berger said, "I'm aware second-hand of
what this is:" He added that most units choose
information services as a method of releasing
information but there is no "written rule"
requiring it.
Berger said that some releases are "sub-
ject fo editing," by his staff, but stressed that
S. it occurs only when absolutely necesary.
ROBERT HOLBROOK, Associate Vice
President for Academic Affairs, said he is not
surprised that the Institute is conducting a
direct campaign of public information.
"It's entirely appropriate for anyone to say
anything," said Holbrook, adding, "They're
(the institute) free to speak to the press in this
matter and it would be inappropriate for the
Univeristy to release anything in their
behalf."
Holbrook explained that a University in-
formation release may be taken as official
University policy, and since the Institute is
See LABOR, Page 7

Pentagon
financing
of research

at

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By BARRY WITT
The Pentagon agreed to finan-
ce twice as much defense-related
research on the University cam;
pus in the last half of 1981 as it did
in the last half of the year before,
according to University research
records.
The records, from the
University's Division of Research
Development and Ad-
ministration, (DRDA) show that
the defense department agreed to
pay for close to $3 million worth
of research on the Ann Abor
campus in the second six months
of last year, compared to only
$1.4 million in the same period of
1980.
r THE 100 percent jump
represents the first significant
turnaround of a 10-year trend
toward declining military
reseach on the campus. Univer-
sity research administrators said
the recent increase may be the
natural result of the Reagan ad-
ministration's emiphasis on
beefing up the military. They
noted that while the Pentagon is
accepting more research
proposals from the University,,
the number of proposals submit-
ted by faculty members
remained nearly constant.
The director of the DRDA,
James Lesch, said, there was no
conneqtion between the increase
in defense contracts and the

soars
hiring last summer of George
Gamota, who is a former Pen-
tagon research official and is now
the director of the University's
Institute of Science and
Technology. Some students have
protested Gamota's hiring,
claiming that he was brought to
the University to win more defen-
se research contracts.
ADMINISTRATORS they doub-
ted the sudden increase in Pen-
tagon-sponsored research
represents a new trend in resear-
ch at the University. "Frankly,
we cannot find any trends that
are consistent," Lesch said.
"There doesn't seem to be any
rhyme or reason as to how things
go. We're going to have to see
over the next few months if (the
latest figures) are a fluke."
Some students who are opposed
to University involvement with
the Pentagon, however, believe
the recent increase is no fluke.
"The numbers show an in-
creased commitment by the
University to go to the defense
department," said Jon Feiger,
president of the Michigan Student
Assembly. Feiger said he
believes the figures prove that
the University hopes to attract
more and more research funds
from the military.
See PENTAGON, Page 2

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
BINKY WALKER (left) helps a fellow protestor paint his face red, symbolizing blood, in preparation for their "death"
in yesterday's "Die-In." The demonstrators rallied in protest of nuclear arms proliferation in front of the LSA Building.

Nuked

Die-in' portrays

By LOU FINTOR
and STACY POWELL
As the siren on the LSA Building
let off its monthly test signal yester-
day, in front of the building, about 50
people smeared with red paint,
dropped to the street, writhing and
shaking.
At the same time, .Ann Arbor
policetran around trying to stop traf-
fic from running over the "dying"
bodies.
THE "DEATHS" were part of a
demonstration coordinated by the
"Not the Spartacus Youth League"
to protest - nuclear arms
proliferation. It was billed as the
"First Annual Ann Arbor Die-In."
"We hoped that people would
become a little more aware of how
their lives are affected by nuclear
policy," said Liz Galst, coordinator.
Galst said the demonstration was
staged in response to international

nuclear arms build-up, and timed to
coincide with the-monthly testing of
the county's emergency alert siren
at 3 p.m.
AS THE SIREN sounded, the
demonstrators dropped to the
ground to illustrate what happens to
victims of a nuclear explosion im-
mediately after a blast, one student
explained.
"I'm here to die," said Eric Soloff,
dressed in a black robe to portray
the "grim reaper."
Lonny Frye, another demon-
strator said, "It's for practice, we
have to be prepared. If you have a
society that's preparing for a
nuclear war, you ought to know what
it means."
ANN ARBOR police mingled
among the crowd, trying'to keep
students off the street and out of the,
way of traffic. As protestors were
pushed onto the sidewalks, some

'the -end'
began yelling at the police. Police,
however, did not respond to the cur-
ses and insults of the crowd.
"I guess they're (the demon-
strators) reproducing what would
happen in the case of nuclear war,
said protestor Jamie Walker.
''Someone has to make a
statement."
One protestor, 14-year-old Inja Lin,
was arrested for allegedly making
his statement by splattering paint on
a policeman's back.
AS THE POLICE took away Lin,
demonstrators followed, yelling
"Bullshit!"
Lin said he was arrested for
"malicious destruction," but was
released. Ann Arbor Police Lt. Mar-
vin Konkle said the case is still un-
der investigation.
Dick Singleton, an onlooker and
pastor of St. Aiden's Episcopal
See DIE-IN', Page 7

Polish authoprities
offer passportts to,

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Reagan defends
budget deficit,
says economy
begins, to* show
improvement

From AP and UPI
LOS ANGELES- President Reagan, carefully choosing
his barometers, said yesterday big budget deficits are
only "a necessary evil" and the nation is on the verge of
an economic turnaround.
"We believe the economy is poised for recovery," the
president told a Los Angeles Board of Supervisors' town
meeting. "The medicine is beginning to work."
AS PROOF, the president said that since he took office
inflation has fallen, personal savings have risen and the
prime interest rate has dropped by 20 percent.
Reagan did not mention the rising unemployment rate,
slumping productive figures, or sagging economic in-
dicators and brushed over the problem of the record $91.5
billion deficit included in his 1983 budget proposal.
"No one sympathizes with the idea of a balanced budget
more than I do," Reagan said. "You may remember, I've
mentioned it a few times over the years.
"THE DEFICITS we propose are much larger than I
would like," he said. "But they are a necessary evil in the'
real world today."
The president said raising taxes would not significantly
reduce the deficit, and he blamed the reduction and post-
ponement of his original 30 percent tax-cut proposal for

damaging "our chances of nipping this recession in the
bud. A tax increase now might well stall recovery further,
suppressing tax. revenues and ensuring permanently high
budget deficits."
Reagan reiterated that the only "answer to large and
growing federal deficits is to slow the growth of federal
spending." The only way to achieve that, he said, is with
his "new federalism" proposal, which would turn welfare,
food stamps and more than 40 federally financed social
programs over to the states.
REAGAN SAID that with state and local control of
programs, prisoners could be used to clean beaches,
welfare recipients could perform "unskilled but
necessary chores" and volunteers could be brought in to
help run libraries, clinics and other services.
"All of this-the use of volunteers, contracting out of
services, the use of welfare recipients and prisoners-is
the kind of innovation that is possible when the federal
government gets out of the way and lets local and state
government do what it is supposed to do," Reagan said.
The president also announced that he would appoint J.
Peter Grace, chairman and chief executive officer of
W.R. Grace and Co., to head his new Private Sector Sur-
vey on Cost Control in the federal government.

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interned
WARSAW, Poland (AP))-
Poland's martial law authorities
yesterday offered passports to in-
terned Solidarity union activists
and their families interested in
leaving the country permanently,
the official PAP news agency
reported.
"Persons interned, staying in
isolation centers, and interested
in leaving Poland permanently,.
as well as their families, can
submit motions to the passport
authorities for issuance of
passports," the PAP report said.
THE PHRASE "isolation cen-
ters" could apply to Solidarity
chief Lech Walesa who has been
detained in the Warsaw area sin-
ce the start of martial law Dec.
13.
The order appeared to apply to
everyone who has not been tried
or jailed for violating martial law
decrees, and comes in the wake
of an appeal by Roman Catholic
bishops for release and amnesty
for interned or jailed unionists.
Polish leader Gen. Wojciech
Jaruzelski raised the possibility
of such one-way exits during a
speech to Parliament in late
January and his fellow military
council member, Interior

unionists
Minister Gen. Czeslaw Kiszczak,
seconded the motion in a
weekend interview.
THE PLAN appears to be one
solution to the authorities'
problem of how to handle the
4,00 or more Poles interned sin-
ce martial law was imposed and
the independent union.-Solidarity
suspended.
Jaruzelski returned Tuesday
from a visit to the Kremlin, and a
high-ranking Polish official told
foreign reporters yesterday that
the trip reversed Poland's deep
economic dependence on the
West.
It was the first trip to the Soviet
Union by Jaruzelski-the
premier, defense minister and
Communist Party chief-since he
declared martial law.
Meanwhile, heavily armed
troops backed by police dogs
were deployed at a.Polish-Soviet
soccer match in Warsaw that the
Soviets won 1-0.
Riot police also guarded the
area around the U.S. and French
embassies about a mile from the
stadium. There had been fears of
violence from the 25,000 fans, the
largest gathering since martial'
law was imposed, but no inciden-
tswere reported.

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TODAY
Party poooper
REQUENTERS OF local "head shops" in Hof-
F man Estates, Ill. are in for a bit of a disappoint-
ment. The suburban Chicago community will now
be able to restrict the sale of drug paraphernalia
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday. "We're

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It's a gas!
Where can you go in the middle of the day to stretch out in
a cushioned chair, put on a pair of sunglasses and ear-
phones plugged into a stereo system, and sniff "laughing
gas?" The dentist's office, of course. It's a new way to get
checkups designed by a Marysville, Washington dentist
who has the "dental chicken" in mind. "If you're a
grownup, you hate to admit that you're a dental chicken,
but we can pick up on it," says Dr. Gregory Gosch. "Fear is
the biggest problem we have. Because of fear, many people

Transistors assaulted

An automatic bank teller machine, assaulted by a
frustrated customer, turned out to be an excellent witness.
Lowell Clinton Craig, 23, lost his temper when the machine
at the First Bank of Deer Park in Houston refused to give
him money out of his account. "He got angry and tried to
knock its lights out," said Assistant District Attorney Doug
Burham of the incident. Craig said he decided to demolish
the screen with a beer bottle to vent his frustrations. But the
calm machine automatically took a picture of its assailant,

Hoover for over an hour in the White House to discuss the
nation's economic troubles.
" 1942-University professor Raleigh Nelson said that
professors had been receiving "German propaganda" let-
ters condemning Russia.
* 1964-A State Department official announced at a
meeting of the World Health Organization that the Utiited
States would not accept communist China's entry into the
United Nations.
* 1969-Governor Milliken ordered Michigan state
troopers to' arrest 300 black student demonstrators oc

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