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the Mideast
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Better late .. .
Occasional snow flurries expected,
with a high in the mid-20s.

Vol. XCIII, No. 86

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 15, 1983

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Frye gets
NR protest

Inflation at
lowest level

letter

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By NEIL CHASE
Citing excessive confidentiality and badly-timed
report releases, a student group within the School of
Natural Resources yesterday charged the University
with hindering student input into the budget review
process.
In a letter to Vice President for Academic Affairs
Billy Frye, the Ad-Hoe Committee of Concerned
School of Natural Resources Students yesterday
presented their response to the review committee's
report, which suggested cutting the school's budget
by 33 percent.
THE STUDENTS criticized the review committee
for keeping a lid on the report, which was completed
the first week in December, until Christmas Eve,
when students were out of town.
"(The) lag unfairly hindered us in responding con-
structively to the report before crucial decisions
(were) made at upcoming Regents' meetings," the
letter said. "The scheduling of key events in the
review process has been detrimental to the student
body's ability to respond effectively."
The review report was presented to Swain's com-
mittee on Dec. 8 and was reviewed by Natural
Resources Dean William Johnson several days later.
The committee prepared a final recommendation for
Frye after Johnson weeded out inaccuracies and
assessed the cut's potential impacts.
BUDGET PRIORITIES Committee chairwoman
Mary Ann Swain said students could have begun
responding to the review when the sub-committee's
charge was released last April.
"The students have had nine months to develop
their case," she said last night.
In other parts of the letter sent to Frye, the students
defended their school's counseling services, forestry
program, and specialty courses, all of which came
under fire in the report.
GRADUATE STUDENTS on the ad-hoc committee
refuted criticism of the master's thesis program and
attacked the recommendation that the school focus
on doctoral programs and research.
"The recommendation that levels of Ph.D. students
be increased is inappropriate in light of reduced em-
ployment opportunities for Ph:D.s," the letter said.
The students said they hoped their protest would
set a precedent for groups in other units due to come
under review as part of the University's five-year
redirection plan.
"The rest of the University should pay close atten-
tion to' the administration's response towards our
concerns, as that response may indicate how other
units of the University will fare under the on-going
five-year reduction plan," the letter said.

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Doily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Campus reflections
Cameraman Eric Karson films the Diag scenes yesterday as he works to put together a film to be
shown to AT&T stockholders at their annual meeting.

Resel
gets

arch corporation
advisory board

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices
went up just 0.1 percent in December to
bring 1982's business inflation rate to
3.5 percent, its lowest since President
Nixon's 1971 wage-price freeze, the
Labor Department said yesterday.
In another sign the recession's
damage to industry may be leveling off,
the Federal Reserve Board reported
that U.S. factory production, down 12.5
percent since the recession began,
dropped only 0.1 percent in December.
AT THE WHITE House, deputy press
secretary Larry Speaks welcomed the
wholesale prices report as evidence.
"we have continued to make substan-
tial progreess in attacking the un-
derlying rate of inflation. It is good
news for the economy."
Allen Sinai, senior economist at the
consulting firm of Data Resources Inc.
in Lexington, Mass., said the report
meant that inflation had been
"eliminated as publc enemy No. 1."
Food price increases during 1982 also
were far less than most leading
analysts had earlier expected, going up
only 2.1 percent for the year and a scant
0.1 percent in December.
A THIRD major influence was that of
the recession .and high interest rates,
which kept a lid on spending and forced
companies to moderate prices just to
stay in business.
The Producer Price Index for Decem-
ber was 285.1 showing businesses paid
$2851.00 for goods that cost $1,000 in
1967.
The December factory production
report was the best monthly report sin-
ce the recession began 17 months ago,
with the exception of two months when
the index bounced up.
FACTORY cutbacks during 1982,
which translated into sharply higher

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By JIM SPARKS
Efforts to form a profit-making
research corporation at the
University moved another step
towards completion yesterday. Six
professors were named to an ad-
visory board which will work out
the final details of the proposed
firm.
The Michigan Research Cor-
poration is designed to market the
ideas of University professors by
acting as a liaison between
businesses and the University
community.
THE ADVISORY committee will

attempt to solve the problems that
have arisen over the forming of the
corporation and develop a specific
plan stating how the corporation
and the University will interact,
according to the committee's
chairman, George Gamota.
Gamota, the director of the In-
stitute of Science and Technology,
was joined on the committee by
Chemistry Chairman Thomas
Dinn, Microbiology Prof. Ronald
Olsen, Aerospace Engineering
Prof. Robert Howe, Industrial
Engineering Prof. Walton Han-
cock, and Finance Prof. David

Brophy.
Gamota was appointed by three
University vice-presidents. He in
turn appointed the other members
of the committee.
GAMOTA SAID he expects to
name the other four members of
the committee within the next two
weeks.
The corporation's planners hope
the union of business money and
university.discoveries will keep
professors from jumping to the
private sector and in addition pro-
duce jobs for Ann Arbor.
See SIX, Page 2

unemployment, were the worst for any
single year since 1975, however, Fed
economists said.
The Fed's index of industrial produc-
tion was 124.7 in December compared to a
1'967 base of 100.
The 3.5 percent hike in the gover-
nment's Producer Price Index from
December 1981 was the smallest since
1971's 3.2 percent, when it was held
down in;part by President Nixon's im-
position of wage, price and rent con-
trols to curb inflation in August of that
year.
THE PRODUCER Price Index had-
climbed 7.1 percent in 1981. Trends it'
reveals in wholesale prices tend to hold
true when the same products are sold
retail and are measured, along with
many services, in- the Consumer Price
Index.
See INFLATION, Page 2

No more choppers:

Black artist drops
suit against art fair

M

*

A*S*H is over

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Hawkeye"
signed autographs, "Hot Lips" broke
into tears and cast members hugged
each other on the "M-A-S-H" set
yesterday during the final filming for
the last episode of the popular
television series.
"That's a print!" exclaimed
producer-director Burt Metcalfe as
filming was completed for one portion
of the series' last scene. The segment
had to be shot several times after ac-
tress Loretta Swit, who plays Maj.
Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, flubbed
her lines.
The scene showed the surgeons and
nurses of the 4077th Mobile Army
Surgical Hospital burying a foot
locker containing mementos of their
service during the Korean War.
During yesterday's rehearsals, Swit
broke into tears, dabbing her eyes with
tissue as she was comforted by Met-
calfe and actor Harry Morgan, who
plays Col. Sherman Potter.
When filming of the segment was
completed, everyone on the set ap-
plauded Swit, who let out a loud
"whoop."
But a somber mood prevailed yester-
day on Stage 9 at 20th Century-Fox
Studios during the last day of filming
for the offbeat, anti-war series that
drew honors and high ratings in its 11
years on the air.

"I can't talk about it now," said actor
Alan Alda, who portrays Capt.
"Hawkeye" Pierce, as he signed
autographs for crew members. "I'd be
in tears all day."
Metcalfe also was emotional about
the show, which lasted eight years
longer than the Korean War.
"Today it's really hitting me,' said
Metcalfe. "I had so much to do in the
past few weeks, I didn't have to con-
front it. And I thought post production
would keep my mind off of it. But I was
wrong.
"A sweet warmth has come over us.
Everyone is very nostalgic, and there's
a lot of hugging and sighing."
Actor William Christopher, who plays
Father John Mulcahy, said that with
the series ending, "We begin to feel we
are making history. But we don't want
to get carried away. 'M-A-S-H' is only a
television show."
Filming already has been completed
for a two-hour TV movie in which the
Korean War ends and the war-weary
denizens of the 4077th M-A-S-H head
home. The movie will be broadcast
Feb. 28.
CBS-TV has yet to schedule a date for
the series-ending episode that was
completed yesterday, although it will
be shown before the movie. Alda and
the others agreed last year to do one
more season.

By BILL HANSON
A local black artist whose lawsuit
against the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
was dismissed Thursday, said he ac-
complished his goal of making public
his charges of racial and political
discrimination.
Jon Lockard sued the art fair last
July after his portraits were rejected
for display by the fair's six-member, all
white jury. The jury claimed that
Lockard's work did not meet the
criteria required for admittance to the
fair.
LOCKARD, who had participated in
the fair for 22 consecutive years,
argued that because he did not know the
identities of the jurors or the selection
criteria, he had no way to protest the
rejection except by going to court.
He.said he was not surprised by the
outcome of the suit. "I didn't expect
any more," Lockard said.
Nonetheless, Lockard appeared con-
tent that the public was made aware of
his complaints. "From that standpoint,
I think it was successful," he said.
AS A RESULT of the suit, the art fair
published for the first time a list of its
criteria for artists desiring to enter
the fair, Lockard said. "It's public in-

formation now." Anyone who wants to
see the list can visit City Hall where it is
posted, he added.
Michael Guenther, the attorney for
the art fair, said, "I think (the suit)
made everybody take another look" at
the fair's selection process.
Lockard's attorney, Kurt Berggren,
said his client dropped the suit because
"there wasn't any sense prolonging it.
(The July hearing) was where the bat-
tle was fought, and we lost it."
IN THAT original hearing Lockard
requested a temporary restraining or-
der from the court allowing him to en-
ter the fair. He also sought damages.
U.S. District Judge Charles Joiner
denied both requests, ruling that the ar-
tist failed to link racial discrimination
with his exclusion from the fair.
The remaining portion of the suit -
which requested a permanent injun-
ction requiring fair officials to revise
their selection process - ended Thur-
sday when Berggren and Guenther
signed the dismissal document.
Lockard still said the fair lacks
cultural diversity and "emphasizes
commercialism." It will continue to do
so, he said, until more people stand up
to it.

AP Photo
Mike Farrell, left, puts his arm around the shoulders of "M-A-S-H" co-star
Alan Alda as they pause betweeen scenes during the final day of shooting for
the 11-year-old series yesterday.

TODAY
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Down in the mouth
W HILE THE Constitution protects the right to remain
silent, it apparently does not always protect the right
to keep your mouth shut. The State Supreme Court yester-
day upheld a warrantless search of Charles Holloway's
mouth, which produced a stash of heroin and cocaine. It
also affirmed his conviction on drug possession charges in
Cahoun County Circuit Court. Holloway was being arrested
on a traffic warrant, but Battle Creek officers noted the
normally talkative suspect was strangely silent and

tion in 1980. But First Lady Nancy Reagan will get a chance
to show her stuff on national TV March 16, when she will
appear in an anti-drug cameo role on the NBC program,
"Different Strokes." In her first professional role since
"Hellcats of the Navy" with her husband in 1957, Nancy
Reagan will deliver her anti-drug message to the
schoolmates of the 14-year-old series' star, Gary Coleman.
Rumor has it that she will be given some funny lines, too -
but those will remain top secret, according to her press
secretary. The appearance will be the second time a first
lady has appeared on a television sitcom - former First

Also on this date in history:
*1913 - The University's Education Department voted to
adopt the honer system, similar to that of the Engineering
School's;
" 1915 - Members of two fraternities, Sigma Chi and Chi
Psi, were quarantined after several of the members were
exposed to scarlet fever;
" 1969 - The state senate passed a resolution calling for
an investigation into student activism in Ann Arbor. 0

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