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SUMMER, PART II
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Vol. LIX, No. 39

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, October 21, 1978,

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Regents OK final

guidelines for

pres. selection

By MITCH CANTOR,
Five of the eight University Regents
yesterday voted to approve guidelines
for the presidential search process..
The guidelines included some com-
promises accommodating Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA) demands
made last week.
The Regents also approved the
proposed 1979-80 state funding
request, which included provisions for a
,0.1 per cent hike in staff salaries. The
otal request amounts to $24.7 million.

ACCOtDING TO the framework
adopted by the Regents at their Sep-
tember session, students, faculty, and
alumni Would each form committees
and submit separate lists of presiden-
tial candidates to the Regents.
An MSA resolution passed Oct. 9 said
the assembly would not participate in
the search for a successor to retiring
University President Robben Fleming
until it had received a written guaran-
tee from the Regents that:
" The presidential selection process

would allow for a fourth group composed
of students, faculty, and alumni, which
would narrow down the candidates and
send a final list to the Regents.
" All three groups would be given
equal access to the Regents' own list of
prospective candidates not on the
committees' lists, including
biographical information and personal
access to interviews.
THE GUIDELINES passed yester-
day include guarantees of parts of the
second provision. Guideline nine

states: "If a name is suggested by the
Regents Selection Committee (the
University Regents), a biographical
sketch will be sent to the chairmen of
the three Advisory Committees. In this
way, every committee will know the
candidates being considered and the
Selection Committee and the Advisory
Committees would begin to have names
to study."
Guideline seven allows for the MSA
request for equal distribution of
biographical information of the can-

didates to all the committees.
However, there is no specific com-
munication set up for the three commit-
tees, and the committees are denied the
right to interview the candidates
(guideline 12).
MSA MEMBER Kate Rubin, who was
allotted a short period to speak on the
presidential search process, said she
didn't have enough time to address the
guidelines as a whole.
Rubin did, however, emphasize the
importance of committee interviews

with the candidates. "We (students) do
feel personal access by all groups is
necessary in making a reasonable
decision," she said.
The Board members also reviewed a
preliminary report from corporations
in South Africa in which the University
has investments. The questionnaire
requested the companies' stances on
the Sullivan Principles, a set of
guidelines designed to discourage
discrimination.
See PRES., Page 2

Mideast talks
stall, Israelis
called home

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Middle
East peace talks came to a halt yester-
day as the heads of the Israeli
delegation were summoned back to
Jerusalem for consultation about issues
that have apparently stalled com-
pletion of a treaty with Egypt.
Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe
Dayan said he and Defense Minister
Ezer Weizman were told to return home
by the Israeli cabinet for about three'
days of meetings.
SHORTLY AFTER the Israelis an-
nounced their plans to leave
Washington, both sides were sum-
moned to the White House for separate
talks with President Carter and the
chief Egyptian negotiator said he, too,
would leave for consultations with
higher authorities.
Tpe break in negotiations comes after
Carter and Dayan publicly disagreed
about progress of the talks. Dayan had
suggested there was an impasse, but
Carter insisted there were no serious
problems.
After Carter's meeting with both
delegations, the White House issued a
statement urging that the Israeli
decision not be viewed as "a sign of
imminent disaster."
BUT IT WAS plain that the talks wdre
not goingas well as Carter had hoped
last week, when he urged the
delegations to "stay until we get this
settled."
The White House statement following
Carter's meeting with negotiators
yesterday said both the Egyptians and

the Israelis were expected to discuss,
among other things, a revised treaty
proposal subfmitted to the delegations
Thursday night by the United States.
But there was a major difference
between the. Egyptian consultations
and the Israeli consultation, The Egyp-
tians sent their " third-ranking
negotiator, Osama Al-Baz, to inform
Egyptian Vice President Hosni
Mubarak of progress of the talks,
leaving, the delegation leaders to con-
tinue the talks in Washington.
MUBARAK IS in London and was to
return to Cairo to brief President An-
war Sadat after meeting with Al-Baz.
But the Israelis called the top four
members of their delegation back to
Jerusalem, effectively halting the
negotiations here at all but the lowest
levels.
Naftali Lavie, an aide to Dayan, said
the top Israeli negotiators would leave
late today and return to the talks in
mid-week. He would not discuss details
of the U.S. proposal being taken back to
Jerusalem.
EARLIER, State Department
spokesman George Sherman also
refused to talk about the U.S. Plan, ex-
cept to say that it deals with issues that
so far have defied solution.
Informed sources have said those
issues revolve around Egypt's desire to
' link the peace treaty with progress on
questions involving the West Bank,
Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and the
Palestinians, which are not directly
related to relations between Egypt and
Israel.

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE for governor William Fitzgerald smiles as Vice- . Doily Photo by CYRENA CHANG
Demoratc cnteder at astrn ichganUniversity.
President Walter Mondale champions his cause during a rally yesterday for state

Mondale stumps for s
By RICHARD BERKE "We've taken some steps in Michigan, but the fact
and JUDY RAKOWSKY of it is that entirely too much money is being made
special co the Daily available around this nation for congressional cam-
YPSILANTI-It was Fritz and Fitz who joined paigns," Mondale said. "It's asking too much of a
forces yesterday, as Vice-President Walter Mondale human nature, it seems to me, to continue a system

if

told 600 cheering Democrats why they should vote for
their gubernatorial nominee, Willilam Fitzgerald,
and other party hopefuls.
In his campaign swing, Mondale emphasized open
government, jobs, and education-three traditional
themes of the party.
BUT BEFORE the morning rally at Eastern
Michigan University's (EMU) McKenny Union, the
vice-president said in a press conference that too
much money is being spent on political campaigns.,

like this which raises the possibility of compromise
and even corruption."
At the press conference, Mondale congratulated
Fitzgerald who, along with Senate candidate Carl
Levin and LieutenantiGovernor contender Olivia
Maynard, accompanied the vice-president-for

itate Dems
leading the fight for campaign finance reforms and
"opening the doors of the legislative process" by
pushing for so-called "sunshine laws" calling for
open government.
MONDALE ALSO took the opportunity to plug what
he said were the administration's successes in put-
ting people to work.
"One of the issues in this country continues to be
the question of full employment," the vice-president
said. "I think we've made good progress nationally,
(with) over six million new jobs in the last 18 mon-
ths."
Mondale said President Carter will announce a
See FRITZ, Page 3~
Saturday
9 The chairman of the Palestine
Human Rights Campaign told a
crowd last night that the Camp
David peace summit was "a
sham and an obstacle to peace."
See story, Page 2.
e " The State Democratic Party
Chairman protested CBS's
decision to delay an episode of the
stone Chair- "Lou Grant" show that dealt with
e company a PBB-like disaster. See story,
because it Page 2.
faulty, but
n so i much
tat there is a
so strongly For happenings, weather
r customers and local briefs,
ir welfare." see TODAY, page 3.

Profs who blocked,
Samoff tenure listed

U.S., Firestone agree i
recall of 10 million tii

By JOSHUA PECK
The -names of 12 political science
faculty members said to have voted
against Prof. Joel Samoff's tenure
requestwere circulated Thursday at a
meeting of the Samoff student support
group.
The names were supplied by a depar-
tment source in attendance at the
meeting. The group met to discuss
strategies for gaining tenure for
Samoff, who has twice been denied it.
Samoff was not present.
SEVEN of the twelve names were con-
firmed by other department sources.
They are Profs. Thomas Anton, John
Kingdon, Warren Miller, Lawrence
Mohr, J. David Singer, A.F.K. Organ-
ski, and William Zimmerman.

WASHINGTON (AP)-Firestone
Tire and Rubber Co. will recall about 10
million of . its problem-plagued
Firestone 500 steel-belted radials and
replace them free with a newer radial,
the federal government said yesterday.
Transportation Secretary Brock
Adams said the nation's largest tire
recall actually involves about 7.5
million tires still in use. Others have
been discarded or turned into dealers
for adjustments.
ADAMS SAID THE recall includes a
large portion of the 1975 and 1976
production of 500s and Firestone tires
sold under other brand names, in-

cluding Montgomery Ward's Grappler
8000 and Shell Oil Co.'s Super Shell Steel
Radials.
Firestone also will recall 1975 and
1976 TPO steel belted radials that were
original equipment on new General
Motors cars.
The company estimated the recall
will cost up to $230 million, but it will
receive a tax deduction for the loss.
Adams said the government decided
to work out a voluntary agreement with
Firestone instead of going to court
because it wanted to "get those tires off
the road. . . . We can't measure lives
against dollars."

IN AKRON, OHIO, Fires
man Richard Riley said th
agreed to the recall not
believes the tires aref
because "there has been
publicity. .. . The thought th
defect has been implanted
that we have to convince ou
that we are interested in the
Under the agreement, th
Firestone 500s can go to th
for new Firestone 721 tires.
THOSE RECItIVIN
replacements must own tir
tured between March 1, 19T
dates that vary with differe

Of the professors listed as voting
against tenure for Samoff, only Singer
confirmed that he voted no on the
tenure decision. Organski and Kingdon
refused to comment, and the others
could not be reached for comment.
Singer, who referred to Samoff as
"neo-Marxist," explained his vote by
saying, "It has very little to do with the
young man's ideology .... A lot of my
best friends are real Marxists."
SINGER'S OBJECTION to Samoff,
he said, is that Samoff's research
methods are "anti-scientific." Singer
remarked that Samoff does not utilize.
either reproducible evidence or
operational measures in his work, two
tools that Singer says are indispensable
See PROFS, Page 8
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