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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, March 22, 1981.-Page 7
Executives won't give
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Fires plague Texas Christian
FORT WORTH, Texas-The atmosphere at
Texas Christian University is one of a war zone.
Charred buildings dot the oak-lined campus and
grim-faced firefighters patrol the streets around,
the clock.
There were five deliberately set fires last week
on campus and nearby areas, and investigators
believe more than one arsonist set the fires.
No one has been injured-with the exception of
some trained laboratory rats killed in the science
building. But the fires have caused more than $1
million in damage.
A 24-year-old TCU student failed in a lie detec-
tor test after the first two fires, but he was in
police custody when a Baptist church burned.
The fires erupted in the campus science"
building, the art and music building, and the
Baptist Student Union. Across the street from
campus, fired burned the University Christian
Church and University Baptist Church.
Although the university's. 6,000 students are on
spring break this week, the campus security for-,
ce has been more than doubled, Federal agents
and citizen volunteers guard buildings on and off
campus, and identification is required on cam-
pus after dark.,
Dorm visitation has been suspended and lights
burn all night in academic buildings, which are
locked at 5 p.m. Posted in every building are
signs offering $5,000 reward for information
leading to the arrest of the arsonist.
Iarrnrd has lon g (dl tnce problem
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-New England
Telephone is investigating an "out of the or-
dinary" number of incorrectly billed phone calls

originating from Harvard University in recent
months, a telephone spokeswoman said last
week.
A Harvard student who asked not to be iden-
tified said recently that-college students across
the country, including many enrolled at Har-
vard, are using a telephone credit card number
that is not theirs. The source added that most
charged about $30 to the number.
The source estimated that at least 100 Harvard
students are involved. "I personally know ten
who have used the credit card number," he ad-
ded.
Several students, who asked not to be 'iden-
tified, said that a credit card number was cir-
culating on campus last December and that
many people used it to make free calls.
A student who was involved said he hopes the
telephone company will -be satisfied to get its
money back. "It was only a prank, really. I
realize how it was a stupid thing to do. We have
all learned our lesson," he added.
Safety problem at Uir . of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas-With the number of assaults
on the University of Texas campus rising at
about 12 percent annually, self-defense is
becoming an increasingly serious concern for
students.
"Students should be aware that they will likely
be the victim of some type of crime in their four
years here. It may be an assault or a robbery or
a theft, but it is going to happen," said Sgt. Lyn
Croshaw of the UT Police Department.
A UT junior recently attacked in the parking

lot of an Austin bar carries a can of Mace in her
purse and has learned how to shoot the .38
caliber pistol she now keeps in her home.
A May 1977 survey conducted by students in
the Department of Journalism concluded 22 per-
cent of all UT students owned a gun. Most of the
students were male..
Tear gas is popular among university women.
Every month, The University Co-op sells ap-
proximately 140 cans of Paralyzer, a brand of
tear gas. Kristin McMahon, a sophomore in ar-
chitecture, carries a canister of Mace on her
keychain when she walks across campus late at
night. "Being a girl, I wouldn't want any weapon
that could be taken from me and used against
me. "
One senior carries a set of "nunchaku" in his
knapsack. Nunchaku, or nun-chucks, are
weapons used in the martial arts. They are two.
foot-long pieces of hardwood connected by a 4-
inch metal chain and are illegal on the UT cam-
pus. "The only reason (I have them) is because I
walk home from campus every night at 2 a.m.
Where I live there are a lot of bums," he said.
Another student keeps a 3-foot steel pipe in his
car because "You never know what's going to
come out of the dark," he said.
A history graduate student keeps a .38 caliber
revolver under the front seat of his car. "I
believe you can't rely on the state for protection,
so you have to be ultimately responsible for your
own protection," he said.
The student alsokeeps a semi-automatic pistol
and rifle in his North Austin apartment for
protection. He said he would use a gun only
against an attacker who threatened him with
deadly force.

WASHINGTON (UPI) - Top
executives of the new public Synthetic
Fuels Corp. are defying President
Reagan's order to roll back their six-
digit salaries and fringe benefits, Rep.
Toby Moffett (D-Conn.) said yesterday.
"The only way to control them is to
nominate a Synfuels Corporation board
that will either fire them or take away
their lavish compensation," Moffett
warned in a letter to the president.
SUCH ACTION IS necessary, he
wrote, because the law prevents the
president from firing the executives
outright, and former corporation
chairman John Sawhill promised them.
high salaries and fringes through
legally binding contracts.
Moffett informed Reagan that the
corporation executives, drawing
salaries ranging from $95,000 to $150,000
even without the fringe benefits,
responded to his Feb. 25 rollback order
by seeking a legal opinion on the mat-
ter..
Arnold & Porter, a prestigious
Washington law firm, said in its opinion
former President Carter approved the
salaries Sawhill recommended and
Reagan had no right to review the other
benefits.
THE SYNTHETIC Fuels Corp. was
created by the 1980 Energy Security Act
to foster the development of a private
synthetic fuel industry by providing $20
billion in loan and price guarantees to
private companies.
One of the executives has insisted on
receiving his $140,000 salary, while the
other six, pending a review by a new
seven-member corporation board,
rolled their salaries back to Cabinet
secretary pay of $69,630.
REAGAN FIRED Sawhill and the
rest of the Carter-appointed board, but
has not yet replaced them. Sawhill was
receiving $175,000 as chairman, but
sources have indicated the replacement
Reagan picks may accept a lower
salary.
The salary flap developed when cor-
poration general counsel John McAtee
complained to Moffett's Government
Operations Committee subpanel that he
was making a considerable personal
sacrifice working for the public at
$150,000. McAtee's agreement with
Sawhil.l also provided him with a fur-
'nished Washington apartment and a
limousine.
McAtee told Moffett's panel he ear-
ned at leust twice as much money as a
Wall Street lawyer.

"WE ARE CONFIDENT that you do
not intend to countenance this move on
the part of the officers of the Synthetic
Fuels Corp. to retain the excessive
compensation packages the former
chairman illegally promised to them,"
Moffett told Reagan.
"We view this position by the officers
as contrary to the mandate of Congress
and to the directive of the president,"
he wrote. "It lends credence to a belief
often expressed during the debates on
the creation of this corporation that it
would be a publicly funded corporation
over which the public had no control."
Moffett said in addition to high
salaries, Sawhill promised the
executives "extended living expenses,
long term commuting expenses, ex-
tremely generous moving expenses and
one furnished apartment."
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POLICIES R ATED HIGHER THAN PERSONNEL:

Conservatives laud Reagan

WASHINGTON (AP)-The Reagan
administration received generally
favorable reviews yesterday from con-
servatives who rated it better on policy
than on personnel.
"Unless we are chronic complainers
it has got to look very good to us," said
William Rusher, editor of the National
Review.
RUSHER WAS one of four par-
ticipants in a discussion of the new ad-
ministration at the Conservative
Political Action Conference. Rusher
described Reagan as a "movement
conservative," meaning that the new
president has worked for years for the
same goals as the participants in the
conference
Reagan addressed the meeting
Friday night and received an en-
thusiastic reception from an audience
he referred to as "fellow conser-
vatives,"
Reagan defined more clearly than
ever before the overriding goal of his
economic program, a goal more
ideological than economic.
"WE ARE NOT cutting the budget
- - simply for the sake of sounder financial
management," 'said the president.
"This is only a first step toward retur-
ning power to the states and com-
munities, only a first step toward reor-
dering the relationship between citizen
and government.

"We can make government again
responsive to people, but only by cut-
ting its size and scope and thereby in-
suring that its legitimate functions are
performed efficiently and justly."
AT ANOTHER panel discussion,
Terry Dolan, director of the National
Conservative Political Action Caucus,
which claims credit for the defeat of
several Democratic senators in the 1980
election, predicted Republicans would
gain six more Senate seats and would
win control of the House in the 1982 elec-
tions.
Dolan called the 1980 election results
"a complete repudiation of liberalism
. .:The American people long ago
deserted the policies of the Democratic
Party."
At the earlier discussion, M. Stanton
Evans said Reagan has put in "a vir-
tuoso performance on the domestic side
and also, I think, on the foreign policy
side."
HOWEVER, HE expressed less en-
thusiasm for some of the people Reagan
has appointed to administration
positions, particularly in the State and
Defense Departments.
Howard Phillips, who served in the
Nixon administration, called Reagan's
election "a second chance" for
America.
Phillips described Nixon's election in
1968 as the first opportunity to move the

nation in a conservative direction. That
opportunity failed, he said.
- Phillips said he would be happier if
Reagan had proposed a balanced
budget "right now" rather than as a
goal for 1984.
RUSHER acknowledged having been
somewhat dissatisfied with Reagan's
early choices for administration jobs
but he put part of the blame on conser-
vatives who he said were not ready with
lists of names for the new ad-
ministration.
In his first public address since
taking his White House post, Reagan's
security adviser Richard Allen told the
conference, "Europe is confronted with
an economic crisis every bit as
dangerous as that which followed World
War II."
THE NORTH Atlantic alliance has
been weakened because of the in-
flationary ravages that occurred
because "we have lacked the will to
discipline social programs," Allen told
a breakfast meeting of the Conser-
vative Political Action Conference.
He said that throughout Europe
deficit spending on "uncontrolled social
programs" have insulated Europeans
from the realities of an economic
system being eroded by inflation.
Allen said the alliance's future will be
"bleak" if the nations which comprise
it fail to gain control of their bu'dgets-

and halt the rise of inflation. And he
said President Reagan found no serious
disagreement when he made that point
in a series of recent meetings with top
European leaders.
ALLEN NOTED the desire of many
in Europe to seek an opening to the
Soviet bloc as a way of promoting peace
and regional stability and cooperation.
He said that policy has resulted in
progress, but progress of a kind which
is being used by some European
elements as a "justification for disar-
mament."
. Allen said pacifism is apparently on
the rise and cited as an example a
recent split in the British Labor Party
aver basing nuclear weapons in
Europe.
And he said if nuclear theater disar-
mament negotiations in Europe should
fail, the West would be in a far stronger
position for having deployed modern
weapons than it would have been
otherwise.
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' Against Racism who had paraded to the'
nearby police headquai'ters with other
anti-racist groups.
While the Klan was inside the
building, members of the mostly white
Committee gave speeches, one of which.
urged the largely black and Hispanic
crowd to "unite against the Klan, the
Nazis, the politicians and all the rest of
the Rockefeller group."
OTHER ANTI-KLAN demonstrators
included members of the Progressive
Labor Party from Boston and the
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New York.
Other groups, including the NAACP
and the Inner City Exchange from Har-
tford, marched to the police depar-
tment as planned but avoided the Klan
rally.
A local NAACP leader had warned
parents to keep their children home
because of possible violence.
ACTING POLICE Chief George Caf-
frey tried during a private meeting to
convince Wilkinson, head of the
Louisiana-based Klan, to call off his
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march.
Wilkinson told reporters the Klan had
no intention of confronting minority
groups in the central Connecticut city,
but was interested only in holding "a
short march, a speech to increase the
support for police" before leaving
peacefully.

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