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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 46-S
Wednesday, July 19, 1978
1 . 12 Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents plus Supplement

Some professors are picking up extra
cash by selling sample textbooks they
have received free and pocketing th
money, a publishing industry executive
said yesterday.
And though the practice is no
widespread at this University, it has
recently grown across the country,
especially in the Northeast and other
parts of the Midwest. Area bookstores
report they do buy some sample texts
from professors.
"IT IS DONE," admitted Bill
McKeachie, professor of psychology
and president of the American

peddle books or bucks
onrhptransfers to the professor,"
Publishers complain about *o"wner"shispi;
Publsbes co plan ab ut e said. "But to be strictly legal he
should be reporting the income to the
e sale of promotional texts IRS.
Association of Higher Education, "but I ding to the trade magazine Publishers WHEN WE SEND a copy it's so that
t don't do it." Weekly. we can assist the professor in adoption
don'ster d oit npne osb of the book, assist him in doing his job.
sending free copies to professors, in "THERE ARE people who will go If a publisher has sent a book to him un-
S hopes the instructor will select the text around the book exhibits and ask for solicited - we call this 'blind sampling'
s for classroom use. Sometimes the in- free copies," added McKeachie. "If - I think there is no question of ethics
s structors have requested the books, in you're collecting books just to make at all.
other instances the books are un- money, I don't think that's legitimate." hIf, on the other hand, the professor
solicited. But the books are always free. According to David Amerman, an has requested the book, "there I do
Publishers distributed 11.7 million executive at Prentice-Hall, there is a think there's a question of ethics in-
sample texts in 1976, and 3.9 million of legal side to the ethical question. volved," Amerman said. "Where a
these ended up on store shelves, accor- "When we send sample copies, See PROFS, Page 10


Egypt and Israel sharply disagreed
over the future of the Palestinians and
the West Bank of the Jordan River at
the opening of U.S.-sponsored Mideast
peace talkeryesterday.
During a coffee break in yesterday's
five-hour session hosted by Secretary of
state Cyrus Vance, an Egyptian
spokesman told correspondents, "I
don't think there's anything new we can
said the Egyptians had accepted Van-
ce's invitation "to see if there's a chan-
ce to proceed," but "the gap is still very
wide." Egypt is "waiting for a more
positive response from the Israelis to
our proposals," he added.
A U.S. statement after the first
session said "the exchanges were
serious and straightforward," in-
dicating continued disagreement.
The diplomats dined together and will
resume formal talks today.
To ensure security, the conference is
being held in a 13th-century castle
surrounded by a moat 45 miles
southeast of London.
State Department spokesman Bod-
ding Carter said the two foreign
ministers, Moshe Dayan of Israel and
Mohammed Kamel of Egypt, began the
first round of exploratory talks with a
frank examination of each country's
"They did not evade the issues," Car-
ter said.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat,
however, warned there would be no fur-
ther meetings between Egyptian and
Israeli representatives if Israel does
not respond to the Cairo proposals at
the talks.
SADAT'S REMARKS, broadcast by
Cairo radio, were made during a press
conference in Sudan, where he is to at-
See MIDEAST, Page 7

tuey u piay LIeIr worIs atn ree miiuuuai Oy rPotosb Oy HNKN O'X
fairs. THE BOOTHS ON East University were little more than skeletons
"Everybody's talking about the Art Fair," yesterday, but by this morning they'll be full of paintings, pottery
See ANN, Page 7 ,and other goodies as the four-day Ann Arbor Art Fair begins.

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