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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom




Expect rain today and make
sure you wear a sweater
'cause it's getting colder, too.

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Vol. XCII, No. 20

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, October 2, 1981

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Salary hike
may halt




AP Photo

JOHfN GAYDOS OF WYANDOTTE pedals through floodwaters in Detroit yester- city were shut down by State Police during the night, and motorists were rescued
day after rains inundated the area Wednesday night. Interstate highways in the from their cars by police in rowboats.
Torrential.,rain' renc hes state

To combat a potentially disastrous
defection of faculty to jobs outside the
University, the engineering college has
instituted a competitive salary
program that will substantially in-
crease some professors' paychecks.
Under the new program, salaries of
assistant professors will increase by an
average of 25 percent, Engineering
Dean James Duderstadt announced to
faculty members in a memo yesterday.
Highly selective adjustments will be
made in the salaries of tenured and
associate professors, he said.
THE SALARY increases will be fun-
ded from alumni donations, Duderstadt
said. He declined to comment on the
estimated cost of the program.
The program will boost the salaries of
professors in highly competitive areas
- such as computer science and in-
dustrial engineering - so that -the
University can compete with offers
from other peer institutions and high
technology industries, Duderstadt said.
_ Without the salary increases,
the engineering college would have lost
25 to 30 professors this year to higher-
paying schools and private institutions,
he estimated.
"THE ENGINEERING school is a
very vulnerable unit," Duderstadt said.
"It takes a long time to build up a good
faculty. It only takes a year of low,
salaries to lose them."
Duderstadt said salary adjustments
for assistant and associate professors
would be recommended on the basis of
a professor's publications, sponsored
research and amount of Ph.D. super-
The salary raise program will be ad-
justed to the "marketability" of a

professor's talents, Duderstadt said.
"THIS WILL CREATE inequities,"
Duderstadt added. "We hope to address
that problem in future years."
"A sizable number of the faculty have
been receiving two to three offers a
year (from other institutions)," he
said. "We're fighting for survival to
retain these people."
The engineering school faces a poten-
tial crisis situation, Engineering
Professor Brice Carnahan said.
"We have bachelor students leaving
for salary offers that are higher than
the salaries of our assistant
professors," Carnahan said.
The average salary for an assistant)
professor in the engineering school is
$23,000 a year. The 25 percent increase
should bring that figure up to $28,000 a
year, Duderstadt said.
Claus Borgnakke, an assistant
professor of mechanical engineering,.
said he could receive a 50 percent boost
in salary if he entered a job in the
engineering industry.
"I COULD LINE up another job in
two weeks," Borgnakke said. At the
moment he plans to stay with the
University, but in the future he said he
might owe it to himself to take a higher.
paying job.
The more aggressive engineering
schools, such as Texas Technological
University, University of Arizona, and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
have already offered an overall 25 per-
cent salary increase this year, Duder-
stadt said.
The University's new salary raises
are equal to salary raises that these
schools implemented a year ago, he ad-
See ENGIN., Page 5

From UPI
Motorists braved streets that looked like rivers,
homeowners discovered ,swimming pools in their
basements ands some motel guests swam out of their
rooms yesterday in the wake of a relentless thunder-
storm that drenched parts of southern Michigan with
as much as 8 inches of rain.
At least one death was attributed to the flooding
that plagued several areas. Clinton County police
said floodwaters forced a pickup truck driven by
Louis Bushamp, 45, into a ditch near a railroad
crossing in Fowler. He got out to seek help but was
swept away by rushing water. Residents later found
his body about 100 feet from his truck.
A SPOKESMAN FOR Gov. William Milliken said
the state's emergency services office was monitoring
the storm 'situation, and had put the Federal

federal assistance may be necessary.
Rush hour motorists in Detroit found freeways vir-
tually impassable. In suburban Oakland County,
authorities closed I-75 at the I-696 interchange
because they were unable to pump away 11 feet of
water covering the highway.
The rain began Wednesday night, washing out the
Detroit Tigers game with the Baltimore Orioles after
21/2 innings at Tiger Stadium. It let up yesterday, but
the weatherman said more was in store. Snow fell in
the Upper Peninsula.
ONE OF THE hardest-hit areas was the northwest
Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, where some
families fled their flooded homes in boats and guests
at a motel literally swam out of their first-floor
"I helped firemen take everybody out of the Reel

Roof Inn," said Bob McDonald, who was driving
through Farmington Hills at the time.
McDonald said, "It was like Niagara Falls.
Within a matter of two or three minutes it was up
over the hood of my car.",
A waitress at Denny's restaurant next door to the
motel said about 500 people spent the night at the
restaurant because it was one of the few dry spots in
the entire area. Thirty to 40 cars in the motel's
parking lot were submerged.
A man who was watching television in his motel
room said, "The next thing I'm close to the TV,
floating on the, mattress, and everything is under
water." He said he put his pants on and ran outside to
More than 100 cars at a nearby Pontiac dealership
were either totally or partly submerged, and the
owner said they were a complete loss.

Emergency Management Agency on

notice that


Lock your doors!
Keep rapists out

"Be aware," says Diana Lynch-
Miller of the Assault Crisis Center.
"There is no way to identify the rapist
from the man next door."
Since the start of classes, three Ann
Arbor women, including a University
student, have been raped in their own
Last Sunday, a man entered the home
of a University student living on the 500
block of Lawrence near campus and

raped her in her room. On Septemjber
17, a 21-year-old woman was raped in
her apartment on the 2300 block of
Packard. And on September 11, a 29-
year-old woman was raped in her Nob
Hill apartment.
POLICE AND other officials involved
in rape prevention urge women to take
several steps to combat rape, including
being conscious of your surroundings
and walking confidently while outdoors
See GROUPS, Page 7

. .. discusses rape prevention

in, liquor
sales trial

Another University student was
acquitted yesterday of charges that he
sold alcohol to a minor in Dooley's bar,
310 Maynard.
Gerald Skupin, an LSA junior, was
found innocent in 15th district court af-
ter the jury decided that he did make
diligent inquiry as to the age of his
customer. Skupin was arrested in July
for selling two bottles of Heineken beer
to 18-year-old Karen Bennet, a police
explorer scout.
THE ARREST WAS part of this
summer's police crackdown on bars
and party stores.
Skupin was represented by Student

Legal Services attorney Stanley-
Pollack. Student Legal Services
lawyers have won two previous acquit-
tals in similar cases.
Skupin testified that he sold Bennet
the beer after seeing a stamp on her
hand - signifying she was of legal
drinking age - and looking at her face
to see if she was old enough to drink. A
Dooley's bouncer stamps a person's
hand after he or she makes a positive
determination that the customer is at
least 21.
Bennet testified that she did not have
a stamp on her hand that night, Pollack
See 'U', Page 5

Paradise lost
A mural of tropical delights somehow found its way onto a building wall near a parking lot on Main St. across from the
Central Cafe.

Put down for Playboy
HOUSE AND SENATE conferees Wednesday
quickly put down an attempt by a freshman
Republican senator to stop the Library of Con-
gress from printing Playboy magazine in Braille.
"It's one of the few enjoyments people with the infirmity


magazines popular features: "Playboy Forum," "Party
Jokes" and "Ribald Classics" Joyce Miller, a
spokeswoman for the Library of Congress, said Playboy
has been issued in Braille since April 1970, one of 36
magazines chaosen by selection committees for translation
and availability. "Playboy, as evidenced by its circulation,
is one of the more popular items," she said. E]

each machine annually. The government expects to pocket
$18 million from the nex tax. El
Boxing bites
The Hawaii State Boxing Commission has put some
"bite" into its policy against the use of illegal tactics by
fighters. The commission this week notified boxer Manuel
Mendoza that he faces a six-month suspension if he bites
another opponent. Mendoza had a point deducted in a bout

potential hazards of such toys, the commissioners said. The
commission reached agreement to deny a series of petitions
asking that it regulate BB guns, peashooters, slingshots,
toy bows and arrows, gas, spring and air guns and other
toys that shot projectiles. An official vote was postponed for
a week to give the commission staff time to write a formal
resolution and prepare a letter to the toy industry urging it
to increase its warning and education efforts. Q




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