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Ninety Ye(Irs of EEdiiIrial Freedom~
Vol. LXXXX, No. 62 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, November 16, 1979 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages plus Supplement

Regents
discuss
salary
disclosure
BY JULIE ENGEBRECHT
The Regents faced one of their
heavier schedules in many months
yesterday. They began in the early af-
ternoon listening to the student gover-
nment talk about itself and finished late
last night meeting in closed session.
with the University's attorney.
Disclosure of name-linked salary in-
formation was a topic of discussion at
the Regents' evening meeting with the
Senate Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs (SACUA), the faculty
governing board. The same issue also
was expected to be brought up during
the closed session with University
General Counsel Roderick Daane.
TTHE REGENTS will vote today
whether or not to comply with a recen-
tly-signed state'law that requires the
University to releasemthe salaries of
faculty and staff members at public in-
stitutions of higher education,
The University has received several
requests for the informationsince the
law was signed by Lt. Gov. James
Brickley Oct. 26.
At last night's closed session the
Regents were to discuss a suit filed two
years, ago by the Ann Arbor News, in-
volving faculty disclosure. The suit
concerns an attempt by the newspaper
to secure several confidential Univer-
sity reports.
SALARY DISCLOSURE has ap-
peared periodically as an issue before
the Regents since 1972: In September
1973, Regent Gerald Dunn (D-Lansing)
proposed that salaries be made public
See REGENTS, Page 6

Iran cuts off
all exports to
U.S. oil firms

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
REGENT ROBERT NEDERLANDER (D-Birmingham) and Interim President Allan Smith walk by picketing Gradu-
ate Employees Organization (GEO) members. The GEO is demanding that the administration begin contract negotia-
tions with them. See story on Page 3.

From AP and Reuter
Iran took President Carter's embargo
on U.S. oil imports from Iran one step
further yesterday, halting sales of oil to
American companies for delivery
anywhere in the world. The Iranian
move may mean tighter supplies of
petroleum products and higher fuel
prices this winter, according to
analysts.
Industry analysts estimate that U.S.
oil companies have been buying about
one fourth of Iran's 4 million-barrel-a-
day produciton. About two-thirds of the
Iranian oil bought by U.S. firms has
been coming to the United States. The
rest goes to Japan and a few other
nations.
SEVERAL COMPANIES confirmed
they had received ,notification from
Iran that sales of Iranian oil to U.S.
comipanies were being halted im-
mediately.
On Monday, President Carter or-
dered U.S. oil companies to stop buying
Iranian crude oil for shipment to the
United States. The order came in
response to the holding of 60 American
hostages by Iranian students in the U.S.
embassy in Tehran.E

- Administration officials said at the
time, however, that U.S. oil firms sill
would be allowed to purchase Iranian
oil for delivery elsewhere. By shuffling
supplies, experts said, the United
States might not be deprived of the
700,000 barrels of Iranian oil products it
has been receiving each day-about
per cent of U.S. supply.
BUT IRAN'S move yesterday
eliminated that possibility.
Speaking to the annual AFL-CIO con
vention in Washington yesterday, Car-
ter denounced the seizure of the em-
bassy in Tehran as an act of terrorism
to which the United States would not
yield.
The Presidentaccused the Iranian
revolutionary government of inciting
anti-American mobs and said the
United States would not discuss Iran's
own concerns until the hostages were
freed.
CARTER SAID he-held the Iranian
government fully responsible for the
well-being of the property and
diplomatic representatives of a
foreign country.
"The host government has condoned
and even encouraged illegal action
See CARTER, Page 14

'U' ECONOMISTS RELEASE 1980 FORECAST:
Recession to be mild

By MARK PARRENT
Increasing unemployment, continued
high inflation, and a decline in the out-
put of goods and services will combine
to produce a "mild" national recession
in 1980, three University economists
predicted yesterday.
Economics Department Chairman
Saul Hymans, University President-
designate andEconomics Prof. Harold
Shapiro, and Research Associate Joan
Crary presented their nationally-
respected annual forecast yesterday at

an economic conference in the'
Rackham Amphitheater.
WHILE TIHE U.S. economy on the
average is not expected to suffer a
severe setback, the forecast predicts a
"long and fairly deep" recession for
both the automotive and home building
industries.
The forecast blames record high in-
terest rates for the 'projected housing
slump and partially attributes the ex-
pected automotive slowdown to in-
creasing gasoline prices.
This morning, the economists will

Five SAID candidates vying
for LSA-SG Executive Council

release a specific 1980 forecast for
Michigan's economy. The state's
economic health is largely dependent
on the fortunes of the ailing automobile
industry.
The economy should begin to recover
from the slowdown at the end of next
year, the economists reported, but it is
expected to be "sluggish" for two main
reasons:
' THIS RECESSION is not expected
to be accompanied by easing credit
conditions - which usually allow the
banking system to promote economic
expansion easily -- because the
economists assume the Federal Reser-
ve Board will continue its present
policy of slow monetary growth;
9 Gasoline price inflation is expected
to prevent the automobile industry
from recovering as fast as it otherwise
might if fuel prices were not rising so
dramatically.
Specifically, the forecast predicts for
1979 and 1980 a jump in the unem-
ployment rate from 5.9 per cent to 7.1
per cent, inflation holding steady on
average at 8.9 per cent, and a drop in
the Gross National Product (GNP) rate
from a 2.1 per cent growth rate to a
negative .25 per cent loss (as caluclated
in 1972 dollars).
THlE INFLATION rate was computed
using the GNP deflatormethod, a
procedure that takes into account the
prices of most tangible goods and ser-
veies. The Consumer Price Index
method, which is used most often when
See ECONOMISTS, Page 6

SACUA discusses
salaries with Regents

By CHARLES THOMSON
Although four of the five candidates
for LSA Student Government (LSA-SG)
Executive Council from the Students
for Academic and Institutional
Development (SAID) are currently
serving on the council, not all the par-
ty's candidates stress the preponderan-
ce of incumbents.
One SAID candidate, Mark Alonso,
who currently serves on the council,
said he does not think his party is
stressing incumbency, because the
SAID incumbents have been on the
council since only October.
"I DON'T THINK we have a record to
speak of," said Alonso. "we may be in-

cumbents, but- we were appointed a
month ago to fill vacancies."
SAID was formed three weeks ago,
explained the party's presidential can-
SLSA-G
elections
didate Daniel Solomon. Solomon denied
that there was any connection between
the appointments of Alonso, Gregory
Wert, Margaret Talmers, and Beth Lori
to the council about one month ago and
the formation of the party.
Wert, Talmers, Lori, and sophomore

Mitchell Mondry are all candidates for
the council. Mondry is the only person
on the SAID slate who is not currently
serving ont he LSA-SG Executive
Council. Alonso and Lori are
sophomores, while Wert and Talmers
are freshpersons.
IOWEVER, TALMERS said that
"SAID is generally emphasizing our
experience." She added that all of
SAID's candidates have served either
on the council itself or on one of the
LSA-SG committees.
All- the SAID candidates said they
wish to pursue "educational develop-
ment" through their involvement with
See FIVE, Page 6

By ALISON IIIRSCIIEL
In "an infomal meeting with the
Senate Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs (SACUA) last night, the
University Board of Regents mainly
discussed the problem of faculty
salaries not keeping pace with inflaton.
Other ,topics included the search for a
new vice-president for academic af-
fairs, and the faculty grievance
procedures.
The faculty's major concern seemed
to be the salaries issue. "We're here to
tell you the things on the faculty's mind.
The faculty is very concerned and very
frustrated by this salary thing," said
Arch Naylor, an engineering professor
and vice-chairman of SACUA. Naylor
led the. discussion in the absence of
Dental Prof. Richard Corpron, who
regularly chairs SACUA.
ACCORDING TO Naylor, the issue of
salaries failing to rise at a rate com-

parable to salaries in other professions
has beentbrought to the Regents' atten-
tion for the past three years by both
SACUA and the Committee on the
EconomicnStatus of theeFaculty
(CESF).
SACUA member Jesse Gordon, a
social work professor, said some
faculty members feel "the walls
pressing in from all sides" and ex-
plained, "salaries will never rise with
the inflation rate, so we're looking for-
ward to long-term deterioration."
"The prospects for 1980-81 may well
be better than it is for '79-'80, but they
do not create that rosy-or green, you
might say-hue we'd like to see," In-
terim University President Allan Smith
said.
ACCORDING TO Regent Thomas'
Roach )D-Saline); the only value the
Regents control is tuition, and the
See SACUA, Page 15

The Game: Excitement to some, bucks to others

Blue fans await season's

climax

OSU ticket 'resales' lucrative

By MITCH CANTOR
and JOHN GOYER
Wuck Foody is no more.
While opposing coaches and camera-
persons across the country may not
miss the long-time Buckeye gridiron
leader, the portly, gray-haired figure is
noticeably absent from the hype
preced ing the annual Michigan-Ohio
State football extravaganza.
BUT RESPITE the firing of Hayes
last year, the pomp, pageantry, and
general bacchanalian decadence ap-.
pears to be as prevalent as ever this
year as the Maize and Blue prepare to
meet the Scarlet and Gray Saturday.

"I was going to sell my ticket because
I'm short on tuition this year," said
University freshwoman Ramona
Bashshur, "but I wouldn't give up the
Ohio State game for anything."
Bashshur, attired yesterday in Maize
and blue scarf-and-hat combination,
said she was going to attend the Mud-
bowl rally tonight even though she is
busy with schoolwork.
THE MUDBOWL, located at the in-
tersection of South University and
Washtenaw, is a large pit on the groun-
ds of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
The Mudbowl pep rally, which begins
at 7:30 p.m., is held every other year
prior to the Michigan-Ohio State battle.

It is expected to attract more than 4,500
participants tomorrow night, according
to University Activities Center (UAC)
president Jeff Yapp.
After speeches by local celebrities,
including Michigan head football coach
Bo Schembechler and sports commen-
tator Bob Ufer, the crowd will march
east on South University to the
Michigan Union for a pre-game party.
The Mudbowl festivities will also in-
clude a bonfire and a performance by
the 220-member Michigan marching
band, according to Yapp.
RADII) TALK show host Dick Pur-
tan, from CKLW in Windsor, will lead
See WOODY, Page 16

By BETH PERSKY.
The upcoming showdown between
Michigan and Ohio State could put a
few enterprising University students
out of business - at least until next
football season.m
The often lucrative business of ticket
scalping will come to a resounding
close with Saturday's Big Ten finale,
but for many of the industrious students
it has been a happy season.
ONE PARTICULARLY jubilant
businessman, who asked not to be iden-
tified, said he has made $3,500 scalping
tickets since the Notre Dame game. An
engineering senior reported making
$500 from Notre Dame tickets alone.
But Saturday's game is the big one,
and despite the recent loss to Purdue,

Ohio State tickets remain a precious
commodity in this town.
According to scalper Dan Berent, a
graduate student in business, his
average profit per ticket for Saturday's
Ohio State game is $10 to $40. Student
football tickets normally sell for $4.50,
half of the regular price of $9.
ANOTHER SCALPER, who asked to
remain anonymous, said the price for a
single ticket in the end-zone generally
starts at $25, while a pair on the 50-yard
line are going for $150.
According to Berent, Ohio State
ticket prices are about the same as they
were two years ago - the last time the
Buckeyes came to town.

he added that his profits have actually
been greater this week than last week.
"I've been buying them for a lot less
and selling them for a lot more," he
said.
HOWEVER, ONE hard-core scalper
who asked to be identified as Ken, said
last weekend's loss to Purdue "really
killed" sales with Michigan fans. 'The
only way to sell them now is to people
from out-of-town. It's impossible to sell
them in Ann Arbor," Ken said.
University Athletic Director Don
Canham said scalping doesn't bother
him: "You can sell anything you want
for anything you can get for it. It
wouldn't affect us (the Athletic Depar-
tment) one way or the other," he said.

Although Berent
were higher before

said ticket prices
the Purdue defeat,

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ch St. and from outside the Union - was returned minus its
baseplate, but the other is still missing, Stevens said.
Stevens is particularly concerned about the rip-offs
because the new phones were specially rigged to allow
anyone to make emergency calls free of charge by dialing
911. "We can't figure out what someone would use them
for," a puzzled Stevens said. "It's hurting the University
community. Stevens urged anyone with information about
the phone booths to call him at 763-3434.
Hi ho Silver
Lone Ranger Clayton

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Rangers of the American League have signed Moore for an
undisclosed sum to work in the team's promotional depar-
tment. According to team owner Brad Corbett, "We'll have
Clayton in Fort Worth in February during the Fat Stock
Show to help us sell season tickets, then he'll be here on
opening day and also on special occasions during the
season. I'm also predicting Clayton will be the best free
agent we've ever signed." Corbett's offer to the masked
hero includes a minimum of 10 personal appearances
during the 1980 season.
How sweet itis

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had been looking forward to the sale, found some prices as
low as expected and others a little higher than anticipated.
But unconfirmed reports told of full-bellied snackers
praying for sweet forgiveness.
On the inside
For a look at a different kind of poetry try the editorial;
page . . . Arts gives us a review of The Who's album
Quadrophenia ... and the Ohio State Lantern sports editor
looks at The Game on page 13. R

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