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Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom


Mostly cloudy today, with a 50 per-
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the low 60s.

Vol. XCIII, No. 14 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 24, 1982 Ten Cents Fourteen Pages

Student guinea pigs


'U' research

Do you have more than 20 pimples?
How about ringworm, or a lingering
case of athlete's foot? If you do, the
University Hospital has good
pews-doctors there will not only treat
our problem, they'll pay you for the
chance to do it.
Students can earn extra
money-anywhere from $25 to $150 for a
few hours of pill-taking, needle-poking,
or something equally pleasant-while
providing University doctors with
valuable research data.
Dermatological studies are but a few
exafmples of the hundreds Qf ,ex-
periments done each year in various
ospital departments using University
students as research subjects.
"OUR PRIMARY goal is to advance

medical knowledge in the field," said
Dr. Charles Ellis, who is in charge of
the dermatological studies.
"Our secondary concern is to give
students effective therapies for their
problems, and hopefully a better un-
derstanding of them," he said. "And
finally, we want to provide some extra
pocket money for students on campus."
Before any experiment can begin,
subjects go through a process called
"informed consent." In this, the
researcher explains to the student in
lay terms exactly what the ex-
periment involves, the benefits and
risks to the-subject, and the ultimate
goal of the research. The subject then
signs a written form of this agreement
and the experimental fun can start.
SINCE THE studies are so varied, it
is understandable that the requiremen-

'It's a pretty nasty experience. There's
nothing pleasant to be said about it except
you get $85.'
-Larry Stevens,
University student

the base of the stomach. The subject
cannot talk, eat, or sleep for the next
eight hours or so, while doctors monitor
their pancreatic secretions and in-
testinal and stomach contractions.
When enough data is collected the sub-
ject picks up $85 in cold cash on the way
"It's a pretty nasty experience," ex-
plains Stevens, who arrived for the
study at 7:30 a.m. and left at 4:30 p.m.
"There's nothing pleasant to be said
about it except you get a quick $85:. .
I would certainly never do it again."
LSA STUDENT Steve Miller, who
participated in the same experiment,
relates his experience: "The tube they
used was about three times as big as
I've ever seen go in anyone before ...
I coughed and gagged for awhile and af-
terwards it gave me a sore throat."

Miller's experiment lasted six-and-a-
half hours.
But Owyang said there have been no
significant problems beyond discom-
fort with subjects in three years of
research, .a. time during which he
claims to have made worthwhile gains
in the study of stomach contractions
during fasting periods.
Ellis confirmed the same safety
record in the acne and fungus studies he
ran last year. In fact, he said, nearly
every one of his subjects was satisfied
with the results of the experiments.
Evidently, student response has not
waned because of word-of-mouth war-
nings either. Owyang reports that par-
ticipation has skyrocketed in the past
six months, "perhaps, a reflection of
the economic situation," he points out.
See STUDENT, Page 9

ts for each should differ just as widely,
researchers say. Some experiments
simply require daily applications of ac-
ne medicine for 8-10 weeks, but
others-as University student Larry
Stevens discovered-they may be
something different altogether.
Stevens participated in an ex-

periment conducted by Dr. Chung
Owyang who has been doing gastro-
intestinal studies at the University,
Hospital for three years.
This particular case required that
several feet of tubing approximately a
half-inch in diameter be put down the
patient's throat and situated by x-ray at

State OKs




The College of Engineering came a
step closer to completing its long-
awaited move to North Campus yester-
day as the state legislature passed a bill
clearing the way for construction of a
new $29 million classroom and office
The bill authorizes construction of the
building and provides $100,000 to finish
plans on the complex.
Initial planning on the new complex,
called Engineering Building I, should
be completed within six months. Con-
struction should begin by next summer,
lasting about two and a half years, ac-
cording to Dean James Duderstadt.
THE COLLEGE plans to ask the state
at a later date for additional funds that
will be needed to complete the project,
Duderstadt said.
The new complex is being designed
primarily to house the Electrical and
Computer Engineering Department,
which is currently based on Central
Campus. The college is also expecting
to renovate existing North Campus
facilities, according to Associate Dean
Charles Vest.
Plans currently include:
" Renovation of the Division of Resear-

ch Development and Administration
Building, G. G. Brown Laboratories,
and the W. E. Lay Automotive
Laboratory to house the Department of
Mechanical Engineering and Applied
Mechanics, and the Department of In-
dustrial and Operations Engineering,
at a cost of $3 million from internal
University funds;
* Construction on the eastern portion of
the Brown laboratories to accom-
modate the Civil Engineering Depar-
tment, subject to the Regents' approval
of $2.4 million for the project;
o Remodeling of the Library Stacks
Building, to be completed by December
to house engineering student services;
. Creation of a North Campus Instruc-
tional Complex, including classrooms,
computer facilities, and a technical in-
formation center.
The decision to move the College of
Engineering to North Campus was
made in 1952, after the University had
purchased the 300 acres of land that
make up North Campus.
DUDERSTADT said he attributed the
long delay in completing the move to a
shift in state and University priorities
following that era. "They pretty much
See STATE, Page 9

Canon in Diag
An enchanted audience listens to the strains of Pachelbel's Canon in D. The Diag
performance, sponsored by the Hillel Foundation and Canterbury Loft, was

Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
followed by a moment of silence to dedicate the work to the service of all
humanity. John Madison, School of Music senior, is in foreground.


'Aid hike
for 'U'

After months of guessing about how much money
they can count on from the state, Univesity ad-
ministrators finally found out yesterday they will get
slightly more state aid this year than they did last
The state House yesterday followed the Senate's
Wednesday example by voting to give the University
roughly 5 percent more money this year.
Yesterday's vote clears the way for administrators
to decide whether the University can affort to grant
pay raises this year to non-teaching staff members.
Administrators had warned before the vote that if
state aid were not great enough, staff members
might not get pay hikes.
BUT ADMINISTRATORS here reacted cautiously
to the news of the modest increase in aid.
For one thng, the added money will just make up for a
huge cut in aid that the state dealt the University last
month. For another, there is no guarantee that the
state will actually come through with the money it

promised yesterday. If the state's financial picture
continues to erode in the coming year, they point out,
the state may well decide to cut back its aid to higher
education, as it has done for the past several years.
If the state makes good on yesterday's promise, the
University will get $156 million in state aid this year
roughly $7 million more than last year.
BUT THAT'S small consolation to administrators
who were slapped with a huge cut in money the state
had promised to pay last month. Gov. William
Milliken last month withheld the state's August
payment to the University-about $7 million-
promising to make it up in the budget for the coming
year. The vote in the state legislature this week
followed through on that promise.
University administrators now are keeping their
fingers crossed that they'll really see that money
later this year. "Our major problem was to figure out
how realistic those (state) budgets are," said
Richard Kennedy, the University's vice president for
state relations.

Allied stalls Bendix
bid, starts new talks

From AP and UPI
NEW YORK - Hours after an-
nouncing a bold plan for resolving the
takeover fight between Bendix Corp.
and Martin Marietta Corp. by
swallowing them both, Allied Corp. put
off buying Bendix stock yesterday.
Allied also said it hadsopened new
talks with Bendix and Marietta, in an
apparent attempt to reach a com-
promise to end the hostilities.
ALLIED, A diversified energy con-
cern with a penchant for acquisitions,
jumped into the fracas Wednesday with
an announcement that it would merge
with Bendix and then attempt to buy the

Marietta shares not already owned by
Bendix bought 70 percent of Mariet-
ta's stock earlier this week under terms
of a $1.5 billion takeover bid that
touched off a fight that has grown into
one of the most complex in the history
of American industry.
As part of its $1.5 billion retaliation,
Marietta bought 44 percent of Bendix
stock yesterday.
THAT LED TO Allied's announ-
cement that it would not start its formal
offer for Bendix stock yesterday as
planned. Allied had said it would offer
See ALLIED, Page 7

Tailgate extravaganza
OME PEOPLE SAY it's just a fad. Others claim
it's here to stay. It's a midwestern pastime with a
backyard kind of flavor, and the largest in the
nation is coming to Ann Arbor. A tailgate-to be

raised for the scholarship fund through bucket drives, aI
casino party, donations from student governments, and thei
sacrifice of a meal by nearly 1,000 Bursley students. All the
money is being placed in a financial aid endowment
Daughters of Yale calendar

name and includes a unique "vital statistic." Susan, who
appears on the November page as a crafty politician, has a
number 19 under her picture. It stands for the number of
her ulterior motives. Elaine, who appears on the July page
wearing a tube-top and loose-flowing skirt, has a statistic of
212-her body temperature. "Feminism doesn't mean you
can't have a sense of humor," said Elaine Rosell, who
posed for the July picture while lying on a beach. E

Welfare ruled that the University's secret, alli-male
society, Michigauma, discriminates against women. The
HEW also found the University to be in violation of Title IX
sex discrimination rules for providing Michigauma with
substantial support.
" 1975-Federal agent raided an Ann Arbor-based drug
ring which they said funneled drugs to at least seven states.
Agents arrested 20 people and seized more than $250,000
worth of drugs, including six pounds of cocaine and six
pounds of hashish.
" 1968-A growing rift between two factions in the radical



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