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The army booms,
See Editorial, Page 4


Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom


Partly cloudy today and really blah
with a high near 60.

V XCIII No. 31 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 14, 1982 Ten Cents Ten Pages

School o
SThe University simply doesn't realize what a feelings," he s
gem we are, but we're going to show them. Since studen
That, according to Dean George Bayliss, with the revie
sums up the art school's strategy in the fight to has changed,
survive its current budget review. are now very
THE SCHOOL'S plan, Bayliss said, is to turn impending 'd
the potential disaster of the review into a chan- timistic. If any
ce to strut its stuff. That the ar
"Once we're on the (review) list," Bayliss process that
explained, "we might as well make a benefit of school's budg
it." provoked a
And art school faculty are taking the same faculty.
*pproach. "SOME OF
"Any time we can "get a chance to tell me," painting
someone that we're good, and we are, it is of the others
definitely positive in that sense," said art justified that
education Prof. Thomas Larkin, a member of kind of readin
the school's governing board. tain departm
"I DON'T see anybody skulking in the corner The admin
or biting their nails," Larkin said. quality of th
Initial student response to the review was other art sc
confused, according to David Glaze, president isolation from
of the school's student steering committee. notably New
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nisunderstanding and bad money.
If the faculty, student, and administrative
e familiarized themselves committee reviewing the school decides a
ass, however, their opinion budget cut is necessary, any of the following
aid. "Most of the students options may be considered:. combining the
nt. There isn't a sense of school's design program with the schools of ar-
he said. "I'm very op- chitecture or engineering; eliminating the
we stand to gain." graduate program; or merging some of the
was chosen for review-a school's programs into other University
esult in severe cuts in the colleges and possibly dropping a few
is complete elimination- altogether, depending on the severity of the
s?" reaction among the cut.
THE ART school's autonomy makes it
uestions raised, surprised unique among peer institutions, and keeps it a
Nilliam Lewis said. "Some quality program, Bayliss said. "Most other
?erfectly reasonable. It's places have big programs in aft but they are
versity wants to get some departments in a college of art and letters."
hat the standing of a cer- Those departments, he explained, have to
compete for funds with other departments
on has questioned the within their college.
1, especially compared to One of the more controversial review
across the country; its charges questions whether the art school's
tion's leading art centers, isolation from major cultural centers makes it
ty; and its current lack of difficult for the school to maintain its

battles review

"It would be similar to saying if the History
of Art department doesn't have a facility in
Florence, it shouldn't exist," said Larkin. "If
that's the case, you might as well ban the whole
Students don't seem to think they're at a
disadvantage, either. "I don't think it's that
isolated," said Andy Keenan, the school's
Michigan Student Assembly representative.
"New York is huge. It's a cultural center for
everything. But that doesn't mean that all art
schools are going to be in New York."
THE SCHOOL'S location has also led to con-
cern over the opportunity of students and
faculty to exhibit their work, although Bayliss
said there are major galleries in Chicago,
Toledo, and Birmingham.
The school, however, has been considIering
opening a facility in New York for the past
several years. "It is not an absolute necessity,
but it would be an extraordinary advantage,"
Bayliss said.
The former dean of Parsons School of Design

in New York City also stressed the advantage
University students have over those who attend
smaller art institutions. They have the chance
to go to central campus for "other-than-art"
classes, he explained.
"Artists today have to have the capacity to
function in a changing society. You don't have
to know just how to draw, but what to draw,"
Bayliss said.
BUT A LACK of funds has detracted
somewhat from the school's ability to provide
as many advantages as it would like, he said.
A $70,000 reduction from the 1980-81 budget to
$1.3 million in 1981-82 has led to classroom
overcrowding and layoffs of laboratory
assistants, he said, which have forced faculty
to spend more time on "housekeeping duties."
The financial crunch has also hurt the school's
faculty recruitment effort. "We are not able to
compete as well as we should," he said.
In addition, because the school has had
trouble repairing and replacing equipment, it
has had to temporarily eliminate
See ART, Page 7



new fuel
*out of
A new fuel made from rotten
vegetables and.spoiled butter may soon
replace the (ob)noxious fumes of diesel
guel with the smell of buttered popcorn,
if researchers at the University
automotive laboratory have their way.
Prof. John Hilliard and his students
have developed a diesel fuel substitute
using low-proof alcohol and waste
vegetable oil.
THE NEW fuel is almost in-
distinguishable from petroleum-based
fuel on the highway and releases only
about one-half the pollutants of regular
diesel fuel, Hillard said.
Although the idea of making a syn-.
thetic fuel from alcohol and vegetables
has been around for a while, this is the
See 'U', Page 7

shows decline

Doily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Hey good lookin'
Confident of his canine charm, this street wise dog carefully avoids eye contact with ogling passersby on Maynard St.

After nearly a decade of steady in-
crease, the amount of money spent on
University research projects showed a
decline last year.
Reduced federal support is largely to
blame for the drop, officials say, and a
dramatic increase in other research in-
come was not enough to offset the
SOCIAL RESEARCH suffered the
brunt of the cuts, said University Vice
President for Research Charles Over-
berger. The University's Institute for
Social Research (ISR) was hardest hit,
spending $1.2 million less than it did a
year ago.
A sustained decline in research ac-
tivity may affect future University
enrollment, said Byron Groesbeck,
associate dean of the Rackham School
of Graduate Studies. "I'm quite sure
that the decline in money available for
research could affect a student's
decision to come to Michigan or go to
another school," he said.
Total University research spending
dropped by $1.1 million, from $129.5
million in the 1981-82 fiscal year to
$128.4 million last year, according to
the Division of Research Development
and Administration.
NON-FEDERAL research support
jumped to $24.5 million last year, an

11.3 percent increase over the previous
Overberger said he was "not too con-
cerned" about the $2.9 million decline
in federal spending because it is
primarily a result of a change in ac-
counting procedures.
Under an agreement reached last
summer with the federal government,
Washington reclaimed $3.6 million that
would have been used to cover such
costs as utilities and building
depreciation, Overberger said.
DESPITE THAT artificial drop,
some areas were hit hard by federal
reductions. The director of ISR,
Thomas Juster, said that although the
number of social research projects in-
creased slightly, their dollar value and
the duration of the projects has
While most social science research
dropped or stayed the same, some
schools had healthy increases last year.
The Medical School spent an extra $4.8
million last year, and since 1977 has
bbosted its research activity from $23
million to last year's $39 million.
"Over the past five years, the
Medical School has made a really
significant committment to research.
That has influenced (faculty) recruit-
ment," said John Niederhuber,
See 'U', Page 7

98 pass p."
ORGEA KOVANIS' where grads go." The gov,

Rackham vote
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* If 100 of the more than 6,000 students
in Rackham Graduate School turned
out to vote this week in its student
government elections, that gover-
nment's president said he will be a hap-
py man.
Although official results of 'the two-
day election ending yesterday will not
be released until next week, Rackham
Student Government President Rick
Luker said he expects that less than 2
percent of the school's students cast
*otes for the 12 candidates running for
13 spots.
LOW TURN-OUTS are "not in-
dicative of anything negative," Luker
said, blaming the work load graduate
students have for their traditionally
weak showing at the polls. Only 16
students voted in last January's elec-
The most common lament among
students yesterday who didn't vote was
*hat they simply didn't know there was
an election.
"I didn't know any of the candidates
and I really had no idea that there was
an election," said an economics student
who asked not to be named.
CARLA DEARING, director of the
RSG, said the main problem with
publicity is that "there is no one place

plastered the Normh capus
with signs, she said, and sent r
campus publications and W(
the student-operated radio stat

Other Rackham students complained
not about lack of publicity, but about
lack of the government's effectiveness.
Gene Goldfeld, a psychology student,
said he didn't vote because "the ad-
ministration does what it wants . . . I
think student government is a put-on."
RSG holds elections every year near
the beginning of the fall and winter
terms. This time around, 12 candidates
from four of RSjG's five divisions -
Biological and Health Sciences, Social
Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, and
Education - are vying for 13 open
Because some divisions have fewer
seats available and more candidates
trying for them than others, not all of
the candidates will emerge victorious.
Math and Engineering, the only
division with no candidates, will seek
representatives through personal
requests 'if there are no write-ins,
Dearing said.

MSU beats out 'U'
for biology institute

Special to the Daily
LANSING - Unlike its football
team, Michigan State University
scored a victory over the University
yesterday, when Gov. William
Milliken announced that the newly-
created Molecular Biology Institute
(MBI) will be housed on the MSU
The Institute was created by the
Michigan High Technology Task
Force, which Gov. Milliken
established in 1981. The MSU sight
was chosen because the task force
concluded that the type of work the

MSU lab proposed would have more
immediate relevance in providing
jobs and capitalizing on the state's
forest resources.
While the University's proposal
emphasized studies of protein syn-
thesis, the MSU proposal stressed
efforts to convert agricultureal and
forest materials into improved wood
products and chemicals that can be
used in manufacturing plastics.
"Studies have shown that
molecular biologyhas the greatest
growth potential of all high
technology fields over the next two
See MSU, Page 3

Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Rackham student government director Carla Dearing finds plenty of time
to study yesterday during Rackham Student Government elections, as grad
students carried on their tradition of staying away from the polls in large

Homecoming puckers
SOME CAME IN Halloween costumes, some came
with bags over their heads, but all came to pucker
up-more than 1400 couples for Oklahoma State
University's "Big Kiss." Carey Pirtle, 21, an OSU

H.J. phone home
T HE MAKERS OF Heinz ketchup have found
themselves in a pickle. Their robot, shaped like a giant
ketchup bottle, is missing. The 5-foot-7 robot, named H.J.,
apparently disappeared on a plane between Chicago and
Cleveland, said R.J. Heinz Co. spokeswoman Beth Adams.
"He never arrived as far as we can tell from the paper
work," Adams said. "The man who took him to the airport
in Chicago said he remembers putting it on the plane."
Although capable of being operated by remote control, H.J.
ejildn'h avew aikrda wavh erause hiselitronic innards

people a chuckle. But it is, in fact, true. And the reward is
for real," Ms. Adams said. Q
Hug your anxiety away
DR. LARRY WILDES knows people don't like to go to
the dentist. So, he tries to make them comfortable in
his Madison, Wis. dental office sometimes with a warm
hug. "It's much easier to hug the little kids and the old
grandmothers than the 19-year-olds and the truckdrivers,"
WiliPC n mid Wiir3PC hacan Pioht-mamhar cinff which

a contention" after a sit-in in the LSA Building.
Also on this date:
" 1924-The Student Council passed a resolution urging
students attending the Michigan-Illinois game to cooperate
in preventing the Illinois homecoming from degenerating
into a drunken brawl.
" 1949-After a nine-month trial. 11 leaders of the
American Communist Party were convicted by a federal
grand jury for conspiring to violent revolution against the
U.S. government.
" 1974-The prosecution against the five Watergate
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