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Vol. XCIII, No. 88

Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 18, 1983

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Promotional books cause publisher woes

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By PHILLIP K. LAWES
Diana Hong must have thought it too good to
be true. While shopping for a textbook for her
Psychology 452 class, she discovered one
nearly perfect copy marked and priced as
being in "used" condition.
Naturally, Hong bought the book, but of-
ficials in the publishing industry said she never
should have discovered the bargain because
that book never should have been on a store
shelf.
THE BOOK was a "complimentary" copy, a
gift from the publisher to entice a University

professor to use the book in his or her class.
Hong discovered the fact embossed in gold on
the book's cover when she got it home and
peeled off the large "used" sticker on the
volume's front.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, the publisher that
produces the book Hong bought, and other
publishing firms distribute thousands of these
free copies each year to promote the textbooks
they offer. And, because of the great expense
involved in producing and mailing out these
"freebies," publishers aren't too happy when

professors turn them around for a profit.
Unfortunately, industry representatives say,
professors are not breaking the law when they
sell the books, but they are violating the spirit
with which the complimentary copies are
distributed.
"BASICALLY, IT'S an ethical question,"
said a division manager at Holt, Rinehart &
Winston. "It denies the author royalties since
he receives no royalties from the sale of used
copies of his book. Also, it cuts into the number
of books sold, forcing us to raise prices to cover

our costs (and) increasing the cost of the book
to the student."
Local booksellers, however, vehemently
deny the validity of this argument.
"This problem is blown way out of propor-
tion," said Bob Foster, manager of Ulrich's
book department. "Publishers are using this as
an excuse to raise the price of books."
FOSTER DEFENDED his store's policy of
buying complimentary copies from professors
because "at least half of the time," he said, the
free volumes instructors receive are un-
See PUBLISHERS, Page 7

Social sciences
get top marks
in grad survey

Council

puts
on

pot

law

April ball-ot

By JIM SPARKS
The University's social sciences
had a banner day yesterday, placing
five departments in the top five of a
survey rating the nation's graduate
programs.
The survey of social science depar-
tments completes an overall look at
graduate programs in all fields by a
coalition of four national academic
organizations. University of Michigan
programs ranked eighth among all in-'
stitutions, three places better than a
decade ago.
IN THE SURVEY of social scien-
ces, schools were ranked on 16
criteria, ranging from faculty quality
to the percentage of graduate studen-
ts who receive job offers.

Although professors in the five high-
ranking programs said they were
happy with the results, they ex-
pressed concern that the University's
shrinking finances may change all
that.
University administrators have had
to give faculty members inadequate
raises and benefits, the professors
said, and unless that can be corrected,
defections may increase.
"PEOPLE HAVE tried to raid us,
and we have been pretty successful in
staving off those raids ... but there
does have to be a continuing high
amount of resources devoted to
See 'U', Page 3

By KRISTIN STAPLETON
Before an audience of 100 people, the
Ann Arbor City Council late last night
voted to place on the April ballot a
measure to repeal the city's lenient $5 fine
for the possession of marijuana and
replace it with a stiffer penalty.
The 7-4 vote marks the end of a cam-
paign launched by a citizen's group that
had tried to place the propositionon the
ballot by petition, but fell short of the
required signatures by the January 5
deadline.
THE SEVEN Republicans on Council
gave the measure the three-fifths majority
needed to place the proposition on the
ballot.
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK The primary reason most Republicans
Joyce Chesbrough (R-Fifth Ward) discusses the pot law repeal campaign at gave for their vote was their desire to let
the Ann Arbor City Council meeting last night. Her vote for the repeal was the voters have the last say on the issue.
the seventh and deciding vote to put the measure on the April city ballot. Joyce Chesbrough (R- 5th Ward) said,

"It's such a controversial thing. I think
the best thing to do is take it to the voters."
Republicans also denied the Democratic
claim that the issue would split the com-
munity. Mayor Louis Belcher said, "I do
not cotton to those people who say Ann Ar-
bor cannot take a debate on this,"
. DEMOCRATS pointed to the lack of ef-
fect the repeal would have on what they
see as the real problem - substance
abuse. "Throwing a law at marijuana use
is not going to make it go away," said
Lowell Peterson (D-1st Ward).
Leslie Morris (D-2nd Ward) said the
repeal would result in a sort of prohibition.
"This community does not like this
hypocrisy."
Republicans also answered the
Democratic claim that the repeal vote was
a purely political move. "If my caucus
See COUNCIL, Page 7

Rankings of university
graduate programs

Anthropology
Quality of faculty
University of California-Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Arizona
History
Quality of faculty
Yale University
University of California-Berkeley
Harvard University
Princeton University
University of Chicago (tie)
University of Michigan (tie)
Political Science
Quality of faculty
Yale University
University of California-Berkeley
Harvard University
University of Michigan
University of Chicago
Psychology
Quality of faculty
Stanford University
Harvard University
Yale University
University of Michigan
University of California-Berkeley
Sociology
Quality of faculty
University of Chicago
University of Wisconsin
University of Michigan
University of California-Berkeley
Harvard University

Anthropology
Number of publications
University of Michigan
University of California-Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Pittsburgh
University of Washington
History
Number of publications
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Berkeley
Political Science
Number of publications
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin
University of California-Berkeley
Yale University
University of California-Los Angeles
Psychology
Number of publications
University of Washington
Yale University
University of Michigan
Rutgers University
University of Minnesota
Sociology
Number of publications
University of Wisconsin
Harvard University
University of Michigan
University of Illinois
University of Washington

NR students: Review harm done

By NEIL CHASE
Regardless of the outcome of the School
of Natural Resources review, the
damage already has been done to its
teaching and research programs, the
University's executive officers were
told at a hearing yesterday.
With the anxiety of a 10-month budget
review, "we have had a hard time
focusing our energy on our studies,"
said sophomore Dan Kowal, one of the

200 people who filled the chairs, aisles,
and windowsills of the Michigan
Union's Anderson Room for the final
opportunity to speak on the review
before the administration makes it
recommendation to the Regents.
UNIVERSITY President Harold
Shapiro and the six vice presidents are
considering a budget committee's
propsal that one-third of the school's
$2.5 million budget be cut.

The threat to the school has caused
alarm throughout the profession,
speakers said, Prof. Kenton Miller said
he was asked about the school's fate at
an international conference in In-
donesia, where many of the participan-
ts were University graduates.
"The review process has had a
devastating impact on faculty and
student morale and recruitment," said
the school's dean, William Johnson.

Faculty and students are "re-
evaluating their committment to the
University," he said.
"GRANTING institutions are con-
cerned about the school's ability to
carry out research activities in the
future," Miller added. "The review
process has been costly."
Responding to the criticism after the
hearing, Shapiro agreed that "this kind
See NR, Page 7

Union pickets
in attempt to
secure more
local jobs.
By LAURIE DELATER
Members of a local labor union picketed a sub-
contractor at the School of Business Ad-
ministration construction site yesterday,
demanding the contractor sign an agreement to
hire more local workers.
The ten picketers, members of AFL-CIO's
Local Labor Union 959, quietly blocked the two
main gates to the site on Monroe St. near East
Quad where a new dormitory, library, and
classroom complex are being built. All carried
signs protesting Ceco Steel Co.'s "unfair" treat-
ment of local laborers.
See UNION, Page 2

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL
Michael Schoffner (left), and Charles Kelson picket outside the Business Administration construction site yesterday
protesting the few jobs on the project being given to local workers.

In two disciplines, economics and geography, the University of Michigan
did not place amongst the top 10.

TODAY-
Song and dance
W AITING FOR YOUR big chance to break into
show business? Well, your shot at the big timeI
may have just arrived. Cedar Point represen-
tatives will hold auditions for singers, dancers,
musicians, and snneialty acts in the Andersnn Ronm nf the

new student publications, Ubi? and Eureka!, are scheduled
to join the ranks this week. Ubi?, which means "why" in
Latin, is a creative arts magazine featuring the works of
several Hopwood and Cooley Writing Award winners.
Eureka! plans to feature both essays and original artwork
dealing with ethics, science, and public policy. Both
publications are sponsored by Crossroads For Tomorrow, a
new student organization designed to foster debate over
issues dealing with science and society. The organization is
currently accepting student submissions in the creative
media, including essays, poetry, photos, and music. Both of
the new journals are available at Ulrich's, the Inteflex of-

fraternity houses for the night of February 10. The ban had
been imposed because it was believed that the private dan-
ces would hurt ticket sales for the Junior Hop dance also
scheduled for that date.
" 1938 - The sophomore class was ordered to pay twenty-
five cents for class dues. The debt had to be paid to
graduate.
" 1956 - Two University students admitted they stole a
milk truck while the driver was in a restaurant. The pair
broke 15 bottles of milk during their 45-minute rampage
through town.
* 1968 - A key group recommende44 the University con-

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