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GM board
expected
to approve
shake-up
NEW YORK (UPI) - General
Motors Corp. Chairman Roger Smith
and President F. James McDonald said
late yesterday they planned a news con-
ference amid speculation the firm's
board had approved a. major
reorganization plan.
The announcement of today's af-
ternoon session at the GM Technical
Center in suburban Warren followed a
meeting in New York of the GM Board
of Directors.
The action lead to widespread
speculation the board had given its ap-
proval to a plan grouping GM's five car-
building division in large and small car
units. The proposal has been described
as one of the most significant in the No.
1 automaker's 75-year history.
Under the plan, delivered to the
board last month, the five divisions will
keep their current nameplates and
general managers, but the two new
groupings each will be headed by
another executive.
Proponents of the plan say it will
streamline the company and increase
competition between the divisions. Op-
ponents say it merely adds another
layer of bureaucracy to the already
massive automaker.

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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 10, 1984 -Page 3

USIA chief
admits guilt,

surrenders

tapes

WASHINGTON (AP) - USIA chief parties. But it is ill
Charles Wick surrendered his including Florida,
telephone tapes and transcripts to when he taped his
Congress yesterday, apologized to Florida's attorney;
those he secretly recorded and admit- to the matter.
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about the whole affair. the Senate Foreign
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Secretary of State George Schultz greets Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang of China upon his arrival yesterday at Andrews
Air Force Base in Maryland. Ziyang meets with Reagan today.

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-HAPENINGS-
Highlight
The Classic Film Theater is holding a special 20th anniversary showing of
Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick's famous dark comedy about learning to
love nuclear weapons. Admission is only 50 and the theater will be giving
out free popcorn. Rumor also has it that Dr. Strangelove himself may attend
the show. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
Films
AAFC - Two or Three Things I know About Her, 7 p.m., Made in the
U.S.A., 8:30 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Speakers
Alice Lloyd Library - Jim Gehlhar, "Learn about Study Abroad," 8:30
p.m., Alice Lloyd Red Lounge.
Ann Arbor Public Library - Ejner Jensen, "Nineteen Eighty-four/1984:
Orwell's and Ours," 12:10 p.m., Main Library meeting room.
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering - "Lotsizing in
Closed Job-shops," 4 p.m., 241 IOE building.
Center for Chinese studies - Harold Stevens, "The New Child Develop-
ment Center of China," Lane Hall Commons.
Ecumenical Campus Center - Otto Sellinger, "Some Aspects of
Nicaragua Today," International Center.
Center for Russian and East European Studies - Elena Semeka-
Pankratrov, "The Sun and the Moon in Bulgakov's, The Master and
Margarita: Life, Death, and Resurrection," 4:00 p.m., Rackham East Con-
ference Room.
National Organization for Women, Ann Arbor-Washtenaw chapter - Jean
Campbell, "Getting your Life in Perspective: Upward and Onward on the
Education Front," 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 917 Washtenaw Ave.
Meetings
Arts Choral - 3 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Hands-on Museum - Training session for new volunteers, 7:30 p.m., Han-
ds-on Museum.
Baptist Student Union -7 p.m., 2439 Mason Hall.
Ann Arbor Go Club -7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Fencing Club -8 p.m., Coliseum.
Performances
Union Arts - Concert of the Month, Toni Marie Montgomery, 8 p.m., Pen-
dleton Room, Union.
Miscellaneous
The Performance Network - auditions for Murphy's Cat, 7:30 p.m., The
Performance Network, 408 W. Washington St.
Recreation Sports - Registration for Sports-O-Rama and Sports Spec-
trum, 8:30 a.m., NCRB.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Chinese leader opens
meetings with Reagan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Premier
Zhao Ziyang of China arrived late
yesterday for talks which the Reagan
administration hopes will spark new
momentum and good will after months
of disputes over trade and security
issues.
Controversy over the size and
duration of continued U.S. arms sales to
Taiwan remains at the heart of the
disagreements.
"I WOULD BY no means want to say
that such differences have disap-
peared," a senior U.S. official told
reporters at the White House. "But we
will let the premier know that differen-
ces should not obscure the mutual
benefits both nations have from this
relationship."
The Chinese premier flew to nearby
Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then
went to a downtown Washington hotel
after touring the restored Colonial city
of Williamsburg, Va., earlier in the day.
After completing his round of official
talks with President Reagan and his
Cabinet, Zhao is to go on to San Fran-
cisco and New York, then continue his
North American tour in Canada.
REAGAN, who is to meet with Zhao
today, is scheduled to return the visit by
traveling to Peking in April.
A senior U.S. official said Reagan will
try to consolidate ties between the
United States and China after a year
marked first by almost constant
quarrels and then by "a period which
has restored momentum and a positive
tone to our relationship."
U.S. officials recite a long series of
statistics, ranging from the more than
10,000 Chinese students now enrolled in
American universities to the estimated
$1.5 billion in U.S. high technology ex-
ports now predicted for this year, to
make the point that relations are
growing closer.
"THE UNITED States has made
good on the president's policy to treat

China as a friendly, non-aligned coun-
try," the official said.
U.S. officials now tend to play down
previous expectations that a strategic
alliance can soon be forged between
Peking and Washington against the
Soviet Union.
The note China has made clear it
would be uneasy over any perceived
alignment against Moscow.
On the other hand, he said the United
States is interested in building a long-
term and stable relationship with China
and its more than 1 billion people.
"I won't deny that in dealing with the
Soviet Union that it is helpful for them
to see China and the United States
cooperating, especially on the problem
of Soviet expansionism," the official
said.
He made clear the United States in-
tends to ask China to use its influence to
help moderate the behavior of North
Korea, and close Chinese ally, and
assure that the Korean peninsula
remains peaceful.

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