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By LAURIE DELATER
Sitting upright in his office chair,
Business Prof. Herbert Hildebrandt
speaks softly, articulating his words
with the same formal manner and
composure he displays when leading
Hildebrandt will step down tomorrow
from his position as chairman of the
Senate Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs (SACUA).
Some say he hasn't been an
aggressive enough leader and has shied
away from controversial issues.
BUT HILDEBRANDT says his post
requires "being a good listener," and
he prefers keeping a low profile to give
other faculty members a chance to
"You quickly learn that you cannot
speak for all of the faculty," says
Hildebrandt, a professor of business
communications and parliamentary
Hildebrandt says he sifts through a
diversity of faculty recommendations
to weed out those proposals that he
knows will bring an unconditional "no"
from University administrators or the
"I THINK THE chairman of SACUA
realizes how far he can push, and there
are some things that he would not push
because he realizes that they are not
going to get any support from the ad-
ministration and even less from the
regents," he says.
"He doesn't pose any solutions that
he knows won't fly," adds Richard
Kennedy, University vice president for
Hildebrandt has close ties with
several of the University's executive of-
ficers such as Kennedy that he
developed while serving as secretary
for the regents from 1965-1970.
ALTHOUGH THAT experience gave
him a strong grasp on the ad-
ministrative decision-making process,
some faculty members say his personal
friendships with the administrators
prevent him from taking a hardline
approach on many issues. 1
Instead, Hildebrandt opts to play the
mediator trying to find a balance bet-
ween the needs of faculty members and
the goals of administrators.
SACUA nember Jean Loup, who
works as a senior associate librarian at
the University, says Hildebrandt
usually sided with the board on faculty
J i ,
faculty issues, to avoid jeopardizing his
position, she adds.
WHEN CONTROVERSIAL issues,
such as schools under review for budget
cuts come up at SACUA meetings.
Hildebrandt will listen to faculty mem-
bers' concern, but he is rarely the one to
initiate such heated discussion.
This year Hildebrandt was reluctant
to reopen discussions on the proposed
guidelines for non-classified research
that had wide support by' faculty mem-
bers and student, but were voted down
by the regents last June, because the
defeat had divided SACUA.
"There was also some danger that
(more discussion on the guidelines)
would lead to a more confrontational
nature between faculty and ad-
ministrators," Nowack says.
MOST "RATIONAL" instructors
have accepted the regents' decision and
instead support a University-sponsored
conference on military research
proposed by SACUA last month,
"I'm a realist enough to realize that
the regents have the right to turn down
a recommendation because faculty is
advisory. Students are advisory. It's
(the regents') right to disagree,''
SACUA's power is limited to per-
suasion, and administrators and regen-
ts usually listen, he adds.
"I WOULD SAY the administration
listened to the faculty on this non-
classified research issue," he says.
Hildebrandt also says he thinks the
administration is listening to SACUA's
current concern over the proposed
student code for non-academic conduct.
Understhecode the University could
punish students for offenses such as
assault, arson, theft, vandalism, and
"interfering withenormal University
activities." Students who violate the
code could receive sanctions as stiff as
ALTHOUGH THE regents' bylaws
would require the approval of SACUA
and the Michigan Student Assembly to
adopt the code, regents may abolish the
faculty and student vote by amending
Tomorrow, SACUA will meet with
Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Provost Billy Frye to discuss the
proposed student guidelines - and the
potential bylaw change that would curb
faculty and student power.
Will SACUA fight? According to
Hildebrandt, faculty members should
wait and see.
"We're concerned, but (first) let's
get (Frye's) reaction as spokesperson
for the administration on the issue."
Profile appears every Sunday.
Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Business Prof. Herb Hildebrandt, 52, uses an open ear and a reasoned approach to
University issues as chairman of a top faculty governing body.
isues, but was cautious when ex-
pressing the group's opinions.
"I DON'T WANT the faculty to be ad-
versarial, but I think the faculty might
have made stronger statements," Loup
"(But) if we thought he was going too
close to the administration's viewpoint,
the rest of us could keep on him on the
straight and narrow," she adds.
Hildebrandt's several years of ex-
perience working with the ad-
ministration, including the post of vice
chair of SACUA last year, has taught
him the skill of winning top officials'
support, says Judy Nowack, an
executive assistant for SACUA.
"HE DOESN'T HAVE the inflam-
matory rhetoric that some people
would like to see," Nowac says. "He
was not naive about how the ad-
"He was fully aware that a quiet,
reasoned approach is the best way to
deal with the administration."
If necessary, Hildebrandt would push
administrators in private for support on
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International report,
Iraq destroys four Gulf ships
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Iraqi aircraft and warships destroyed four ships,
including oil tankers, south of Iran's main oil terminal of Kharg Island,
Baghdad Radio said yesterday. The report was not confirmed and Iran
made no comment.
Iran has threatened to blockade the Persian Gulf, which supplies 20
,percent of the West's crude oil, if it is prevented from using Kharg Island.
The United States has vowed-to prevent any blockage of the gulf and has
moved naval forces closer to the area.
Kharg Island, 125 miles sourtheast of Iraq, is Iran's main oil export
terminal, handling an average of two supertankers daily, according to oil
This was the first Iraqi attack on shipping in the vicinity of Kharg in nearly
On Feb. 27 Iraq claimed it had carried out "destructive strikes" against
tankers berthed at Kharg and simultaneously announced it was opposing a
sea blockade of Iranian ports in the northern reaches of the gulf.
Red Igades steal $21.8 million
ROME - Five self-proclaimed Red Brigade terrorists staged a daring
robbery yesterday that netted the equivalent of $21.8 million from the vaults
of a security company. It was believed to be the biggest theft in modern
Police said the men, armed with submachine guns and pistols, pulled off
the robbery with military precision and must have had inside help because
of their knowledge of the operations and security at the Brink's Securmark
company. The firm is an armored car and security company that stores cash
for several local companies and banks.
Police said the robbers captured a company employee, held his wife and
child, and forced him to help them into the Securmark offices before dawn.
They waited calmly for the time lock on the vault to open at 6:30 a.m. and
made off with their loot in 20 minutes.
Police said no one was hurt.
Officials said 85 percent of the loot was in cash and the rest was in
The men said they were members of the Red Brigades urban terrorist
group, and an anonymous telephone caller to the Rome office of the
Communist daily newspaper L'Unita claimed responsibility in the name of
the Red Brigades. The robbers also left behind revolutionary literature
bearing a five-pointed star like that used as a symbol by the Red Brigades.
Meese launches counterattack
WASHINGTON-Presidential counselor Edwin Meese, taking the
offensive against allegations of financial and ethical misdeeds, complains he
is a victim of "character assassination sneak attacks" and deserves to be
confirmed as attorney general.
Meese made the spirited defense in an interview published yesterday in
The Washington Post, one of a series of interviews he is giving this weekend.
The interviews, and Meese's decision to ask the Justice Department to
recommend that a federal court name a special prosecutor
to look into the allegations, indicate Meese has decided to
wage an aggressive public battle against his critics instead of waiting to
answer the charges before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as he had
pledged to do.
QueenElirzabeth may delay trip
to Jordan because of bombin
LONDON-A bombing in Jordan on the eve of Queen Elizabeth s
departure for Amman has increased fears for her safety so much that the
British government is considering asking her not to go.
After a bomb went off at an Amman hotel yesterday, Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher met with members of her Cabinet to discuss the trip,
according to the foreign secretary, Sir Seoffrey Howe.
Officials at Buckingham Palace said they were awaiting government
The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were to set out today on what
may be the most dangerous trip of her 32-year-reign.
The royal couple was to stay overnight at a British air, base in Cyprus and
fly to Amman on tomorrow morning. They were to spend four days in
Jordan, visiting the Red Sea port of Aqaba and the ancient city of Petra in
addition to the capital.
Yesterday morning, a small bomb exploded outside the capital's
Intercontinental Hotel, which is to serve as press headquarters for the
Amman leg of the visit. The hotel is across the street from the U.S.
Estes' alle ations re ected
DALLAS-A district a orney said he would no pursue allegations by
convicted swindler Billie Sol Estes that Lyndon Johnson ordered the 1961
death of an Agriculture Department official.
District Attorney John Paschall Friday declined to comment on the
credibility of Estes' charge, and said the investigation is closed because all
parties named in Estes' testimony are now dead.
Estes, in Dallas autographing copies of the newly released book "Billie
Sol, King of the Texas Wheeler-Dealers," by his daughter Pam Estes, said
there was no connection between his testimony and the book's release.
Estes told a Robertson County grand jury he was present at a meeting at
Johnson's Washington home when Johnson ordered two associates to "get
rid of" Henry Harvey Marshall.
Marshall, 51, was in charge of the federal cotton allotment program for an
Agriculture Department regional-office in Texas.
Marshall was investigating irregularities in government cotton
allotments, and Dallas newspapers have reported that Estes testified
Johnson feared Marshall's inquiry would link Estes' dealings to Johnson.
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WESTON, Vt. (AP) - A church group's defiant
"underground railroad" caravan yesterday safely
delivered a-family of illegal aliens, Mayan Indians
who say they are marked for death in their native
Guatemala, to a group of monks offering them san-
As church bells rang the refugees, a farmer, a
weaver and their five young children, tumbled out of
a van displaying stickers reading "Jesus Was A
Refugee" and signs criticizing U.S. military aid to
Their faces cracked in wide smiles, the refugees
stepped into embraces with Benedictine brothers
wearing jeans and hiking boots beneath their long
gray cassocks at the Weston Priory.
A prayer service featuring songs sung by the
monks, known for their contemporary religious
brings illegal aliens into U.S.
recordings, marked the end of the family's week-long
1,400-mile journey from Chicago flouting U.S. im-
The caravan, which had varied from 6 to 12
vehicles and 30 to 50 people during the week on the
road, swelled to 28 vehicles and more than 1.00 people
yesterday on the last leg from Cambridge, Mass.,
past snow-covered fields to this New England hamlet
"We will live here until it is safe to return to our
village in Guatemala," said Felipe Excot, 34, who
said his family is still not used to wearing shoes all
day every day.
Excot said he has a duty to tell Americans how
governments supported by their tax dollars force
Christians in Central America to bury their Bibles
and hide their Communion wafers in sacks of grain.
He wore a mask in front of news media cameras out
of fear of retaliation against relatives still in
Guatemala. Excot is a name the family assumed
when they entered this country in January.
He said he will help the brothers till their vegetable
gardens and help cut wood for the stoves that heat
both the old country houses that serves as the monks'
monastery and the converted barn they use as a
"We were pilgrims, and you took us in," Felipe told
them. He said the whole family will leariEnglish, the
children will go to school for the first time and -his
wife, Elena, whose small hand loom was the only per-
sonal belonging she brought from Guatemala, will
teach the brothers to weave.
Violence increases as Salvado ran elections near
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housewife buying canned goods at a San
HOWEVER, THE guerrillas said last
week that they would not attack voters
and polling places, as they tried to do in
an election two years ago for the Con-
About 1.5 million Salvadorans voted
under the eyes of Western observers in
1982. The outcome was seen 'as a
propaganda victory for the gover-
The Reagan administration, which
has been trying to push an emergency,
$93 million military aid package for El
Salvador through Congress, hoped for a
similar or better turnout this time.
Congress last week postponed .con-
sideration of the aid request unitl after
THE UNITED STATES sent 30 of-
ficial observers for today's election,
and they were joined by about 300 more
from 27 other countries.
Leftists are boycotting this election,
as they did in 1982, dismissing it as a
"farce" and saying their candidates
would be endangered by death squads.
Although there were eight can-
didates, the race was believed to be a
two-man contest between Roberto
d'Aubuisson and Jose Napoleon Duarte.
Duarte, 57, leader of the Christian
Democrats and a former president,
predicted he would get close to a
majority of votes in today's balloting an
an easy majority of 60 percent
in the event of a runoff.
D'Aubuisson, 40, claimed he would
win tonight with at least 52 percent of
the vote, whichwould eliminate the
need for a runoff.
18 U.S. marines die du
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were recovered yesterday. The rugged
terrain about 200 miles southeast of
Seoul made the grim hunt a slow, dif-
WALTER CLARK and
Mon., March 26 GUILD HOUSE
8 p. m. 802 Monroe
"It was a violent crash that spread
the helicopter all over," one source
said. "It covered a great area of steep,
All.' the Americans aboard the
helicopter were members of the 3rd
Marine Amphibious Force based on
Okinawa and in South Korea for the
joint maneuvers, called Team Spirit
COL. RALLIN Aars, public affairs of-
ficer and spokesman for U.S. Forces in
South Korea, gave this account:
"The helicopter which crashed was
one of six helicopters which took off
from Pohang Airfield...
"The weather when the helicopters
took off was above minimum standar-
ds. However, as the flight continued the
weather deteriorated. The mission was
terminated and all aircraft were retur-
ning to Pohang when the helicopter
AARSSAID a Marine observation
aircraft sighted a fire on a rugged
mountainside and search and rescue
operations got under way immediately.
He said the identities of the victims
were being withheld until their families
are notified. Other sources said it
probably would be late today before it
could be confirmed positively that all1
aboard were dead, and it might be two
or three days before identifications
could be made and families notified.
The Sea Stallion is a heavy lift+
operator, whose mission is to transport
assault troops and equipment. It can
carry 38rcombat-ready marines or
10,000 pounds of cargo, they said.
The joint military exercises, which
began Feb. 1 and will end at the end of
March, involves 207,000 South Koreans
and 60,050 Americans, including 36,800
from U.S. bases outside South Korea.
Earlier last week, nearly 50,000 U.S.
and South Korean marines carried out
a major amphibious assault landing on
the beaches around Pohang. The U.S.
Navy vessels supporting that operation
included the aircraft carrier Kitty
The carrier was moving away from
the Pohang area Wednesday night
when it collided with a nuclear-powered
Soviet submarine in the Sea of Japan.
The U.S. Navy said there were no
casualties aboard the carrier.
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