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Vol. LXXXII, No. 99 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 6, 1972 , Ten Cents
By GENE ROBINSON
Last month, the Michigan State
University trustees set an important
precedent by voting to publish a list
of all MSU faculty members' salaries.
Until that time, all state institutions
-including the University-had kept
salary listings in strict confidence.
On a motion by Trustee Patricia
Carrigan, the board voted on Jan. 21
to release the salaries of MSU faculty
members by name, rank, title, sex and
years of professional service.
At that time, President Robben
Fleming said the University had no
intention to publish such a list, but
indicated that possible legislative ac-
tion could force a release of the
The results of publishing such data
at the University could be significant.
The releasing of pay scales would comparison. TI
be especially important as a means of cern over the
further determining whether or not salaries of face
the University discriminates against ent colleges ai
women, in its hiring practices and sala- University. ThE
hey have expressed con-
great discrepancies in
ulty members in differ-
nd departments at the
e salary lists would pro-
for such a comparison.
ect of the issue con-
unt of classwork done
The University presently releases
coded salary lists to those agencies
which request the information in re-
searching possible hiring or salary
discrepancies due to sex.
Such information has been re-
quested by the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare in its latest
investigation of the University's em-
ployment practices. The University
has agreed to supply the requested
data to HEW.
Some faculty members, both male
and female, are also interested in the
salary lists as a means of cross-campus
vide the basisf
cerns the amo
by faculty mem
University administrators, claiming
for the past few years that the Uni-
versity is in a severe economic squeeze,
have resorted to tuition hikes in order
to supply some of the needed funds,
However, instances of professors be-
ing paid high salaries for almost no
classroom work have only recently
At recent meetings, several of the
Regents have expressed concern over
faculty members who still receive high
salaries while on leave from class-
Notably, Regent Gerald Dunn JD-
Lansing) has questioned the practice
of sending professors on paid sabati-
cals away from classroom participa-
The publication of salary listings
could piovide the basis for cutting
back the salaries of faculty members
not participating in a certain amount
of classroom work.
It has been suggested that since the
University is a state institution, the
people of the state have a right to
know how their tax funds are being
applied toward salaries.
However, the University is not cur-
rently considering publication of such
a list of faculty salaries.
According to Secretary of the Uni-
versity Richard Kennedy, there have
been "no really serious discussions"
on the matter.
Kennedy says the issue has not been
considered "largely because of the in-
ternal pressures it would create." He
adds faculty members might serious-
ly object to the publication of their
Recently, it appears the State Legis-
lature has become increasingly inter-
ested in the salary structure of the
state's various universities and col-
.At the time of the disclosure action
by the MSU trustees, Sen. Gary Byker
(R-Hudsonville) said, "We'll be tak-
ing a very careful look at the salaries
Byker added that he does not favor
releasing a salary list just for the sake
of releasing it, but that "if one pro-
See RELEASE, Page 10
Regent Dunn President Fleming
4. Viet Cong
PARIS (A) - The Viet Cong has categori-
cally rejected the latest U.S. eight-p o i n t
peace plan, the North Vietnamese delegation
to the Paris talks reported yesterday.
The delegation said the rejection was in
a statement issued Wednesday by the Viet
Cong's provisional government of the repub-
lic of South Vietnam.
The delegation did not disclose whether
North Vietnam also had rejected the plan.
But Tass news agency reported Friday that
the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong am-
bassadors to Moscow told Premier Alexei N.
Kosygin they were "resolutely rejecting these
new Washington maneuvers."
The Viet CQng reaction came in a speech
1 that Premier Phan Van Dong made to a
Hungarian delegation visiting Hanoi. He said
the Viet Cong response was "an energetic in-
dictment condemning the policy of Vietnam-
ization of the war and rejecting with well-
founded and incisive arguments the deceit of
the so-called peace plan in eight points of
The U.S. plan, among other things, called
for complete American withdrawal f r o m
Vietnam within six months of an agreement
andthe resignation of President Nguyen Van
Thieu before new elections. In return, the
Vietnam Communists would release all war
At the regular weekly Paris peace talks
last Thursday the Viet Cong said it "does
not accept" the eight points. The N o r t h
But Friday, a U.S. State Departmient
spokesman said that the administration takes
the view that the eight-point peace proposal
has not been rejected by the North Viet-
An official North Vietnamese statement
broadcast by Hanoi radio Saturday avoided
the word "rejection" but emphasized that
it "does not accept" Nixon's plan.
The statement declared it agreed with
the Viet Cong's two amplified points at the
peace talks that Thieu must resign and the
United States must set a date for a complete
withdrawal from South Vietnam.
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Men of e people?
Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-Maine), left, stops to solicit the support of a youth in St. Louis, Mo. yesterday as Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-
Minn.) and entertainer Jimmy Durante pause to admire some eggs during a walking tour of Philadelphia's Italian-American section.
The two presidential aspirants will meet head-on next month in the New Hampshire presidential primary.
REVISED SMITH PROPOSAL
Grds study classificatio prla
Ireland braces for
flares in London
By The Associated Press
Bombs and bullets spilled more British
and Irish blood yesterday in Newry, Northern
Ireland, as both sides tensed for a looming
confrontation between British troops and
civil rights marchers.
The British army claimed to have killed
two guerrillas in gun battles in Londonderry,
where a civil rights march last Sunday left
13 dead and sparked a week of violence and
In London last night, a confrontation in
front of the Downing Street residence cf
British Prime Minister Edward Heath re-
sulted when police on horseback charged a
crowd of 3,500 protesting Britain's Northern
More than 90 people-including 20 police-
were injured in a hail of bottles, rocks and
staves. About 100 people were held for ques-
tioning, Scotland Yard reported.
It was - the worst rioting in the British
capital since the anti-Vietnam demonstra-
tions outside the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor
Square in the late 1960's.
Marches also took place in other major
British cities. Two hundred police broke up
a demonstration in Glasgow early yesterday
and five persons were arrested.
In Newry, five soldiers were wounded when
a military convoy was bombed. Another
trooper was torn by shrapnel when a mine
blew up a jeey near North Ireland's border
with the Irish republic.
The violence seemed an ill omen for a
march planned in Newry today by civil
rights advocates in defiance of a govern-
ment ban on all parades. The British govern-
ment has vowed that its soldiers will not
allow the illegal demonstration.
About 3,000 troops were reported encircling
Newry, trying to prevent guerrillas of the
outlawed Irish Republican Army (IRA) from
moving arms or men into the town.
The army claims IRA agents have already
slipped through the dragnet. But leaders of
the IRA's two wings say they are determined
to avoid bloodshed and have advised mem.
bers to stay-out of Newry.
The Irish civil rights movement has grown
out of a campaign for equal rights in jobs,
votes and housing for Northern Ireland's
minority Roman Catholic community.
Today's march was organized as a pro-
test to demand the end to interment without
See IRELAND, Page 10
By LINDA ROSENTHAL
Nearly a year after Vice President for
Academic Affairs Allan Smith first pro-
posed his controversial plan for standard-
izing the definition of graduate assistants,
grad students have come up with an alter-
Smith's original plan was to lump all
graduate assistants - teaching fellows, re-
search assistants, and staff assistants-into
Come back, Mr. S pock!
By DAVE BURHENN
His name is George Christman. His two-
month-old mission: to write letters, seek
help, money, and encouragement-and to
do what no man has ever done before-
revive the science fiction television series
'Star Trek, which appeared on TV from
1966 to 1969, traced the exploits of the
crew of the Starship Enterprise as it
cruised through the galaxy in search of
"strange new worlds." The series fea-
tured dynamic captain James Kirk and
enigmatic Vulcan Mr. Spock, whose point-
ed ears and unflappable exterior made the
show an instant hit.
Christman is now national chairman of
the Star Trek Association for Revival
(STAR), an organization with several
hundred Ann Arbor members, with branch
offices at several other universities.
STAR's "prime directive" is to con-
vince certain segments of the entertain-
ment industry, specifically network ex-
ecutives and potential sponsors, that new
Star Trek shows would be a viable, and
more importantly, profitable addition to
prime time television.
Christman, a research engineer at the
University's Space Physics Laboratory
says he was not interested in the show
while it ran in the sixties.
However, while watching reruns on
local stations two months ago, Christman
became convinced that "the first adult
science fiction series," as the show is
described by its sponsors, should be pro-
Response mushroomed after Christman
organized STAR. It now includes around
400 ,members, 70 of whom are active. The
club is now seeking people who can type.
compose letters and even write science
fiction. Five local writers, for instance,
A number of graduate assistants, how-
ever, claimed at the time that the imple-
mentation of Smith's plan would result in
a reduction of their health insurance bene-
fits, and the amount of time they are al-
lowed to hold assistanceship appointments.
Over 500 of them signed petitions at hat
time, expressing disapproval of the plan,
Due to the wide-spread objections, Smith
called upon the graduate assistants to draw
up an alternative proposal which would be
acceptable to them.
The new proposal would provide these
-Establishment of a grievance committee
composed of graduate students; and
-Abolishment of rules requiring gradu-
ate assistants to work during the spring
and summer terms.
Further, the proposal would maintain the
present- hiring system whereby a graduate
student can keep an assistanceship appoint-
ment for up to four or five years.
Under Smith's proposal, graduate assist-
ants would have had a 32-month maximum
term of appointment. A special 24-month
extension could be granted by the dean of
the assistant's school.
The new proposal was drawn up by Rack-
ham Student Government (RSG) President
Dan Fox, Bob Stout, RSG vice president
and Harry Power, RSG executive council
member and the sole student member of
the Academic Affairs Advisory committee,
which works with Smith.
The new proposal is slated to go before a
meeting of graduate assistants Feb. 11 for
revision and approval.
A major portion of the new proposal
d-' s 'xth tuition for grad assistants.
At present. a graduate assistant working
half-timA receives a salary of $3,500 per
vear Of this $40 i iken astuition and
sistants would save $109 per year, say the
Further, the proposal calls for the ex-
tension of in-state tuition to all graduate
employes. Most, but not all, graduate em-
ployes now pay in-state tuition.
Under the Smith proposal, however, there
would be a reclassification of work loads
which would, according to some, force more
grads assistants to pay the higher out-of-
Smith has expressed interest in the new
proposal, and has authorized $1,000 for a
computer analysis of the new proposal's
He wants to analyze the data on the num-
bers of in-state and out-of-state graduate
students and graduate assistant's sources of
A questionnaire designed to gather this
data was distributed along with the new
mail ballots in the recent RSG election.
Prime Minister Heath
HRP to noiniate
city race today
The Human Rights Party of Ann Arbor
(HRP) will choose candidates for City Coun-
cil today as well as a new steering com-
mittee, during the closing session of its
Meeting last weekend and yesterday as
well as today, the local branch of the state-
wide party has formulated most of its
platform, and intends today to work out
campaign strategy for the April elections,
including which of the city's five wards the
party will run candidates in.
Most of yesterday's meetings centered
around the Community Service platform of
the party, which included such topics as
health care, drugs, child care and youth.
Last week, the party passed several other
planks, including ones on sexism, the econ-
omy and the law.
The final meeting of the convention will
start at 1 p.m. today in the Anderson Room
of the Union.k
MORE TREATMENT PLANTS NEEDED
Sewage: What to do with the waste?
By SUE STEPHENSON
Over - population is everybody's
baby and Ann Arbor's sewage is
everybody's waste. And treatment,
cf sewage is a problem that's get-
ting bigger everyday.
City Administrator Guy Larcom
says expansion of future treatment
facilities must occur. And Mayor
Robert Harris agrees adding that
"the near-capacity level plant
must be expanded for future use."
However, the issue at stake is
most obvious things in life, aren't
as simple as they seem.
One hurdle in the path of better
sewage treatment seems to be the
Southeast Michigan Council of Gov-
ernments' (SEMOG) Director Rob-
ert Turner, who feels it is essen-
tial that "sewage treatment be on
a collective basis" among different
SEMCOG's clout comes from the
'fact that state and federal gov-
ernment grants are admisistered
through the council.