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The Battalion
il, 82 No. 35 GSPS 045360 16 pages
College Station, Texas
Friday, October 17, 1986
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Soviet ‘refusenik’ released, arrives in U.S.
SI WARK, NJ. (AP) — David
i jifarb, an ailing Soviet “refuse-
kland friend of reporter Nicholas
illoff, arrived in the United
Ifjls Thursday evening after
iinerican industrialist Armand
merarranged his release,
lie geneticist’s wife, Cecilia, also
■berated suddenly from the So-
■Jnion after a two-year unsuc-
luleffort to emigrate to Israel.
Tie couple was brought to the
fed States aboard Hammer’s pri-
ijet, which landed at Newark In-
Itional Airport shortly after 5
i.CDT after refueling in Iceland.
At the airport to meet Goldfarb
and his wife were his son, Alexan
der; his sister, Nina Shurkovich of
Rockville, Md.; Daniloff and his
wife, Ruth; and Dr. Kenneth Prager,
who was on hand to examine Gold
Also on hand were two U.S. Cus
toms officials and a State Depart
ment representative with visas for
the Goldfarbs.
Alexander Goldfarb had gone to
the superpower summit last week
end in Iceland to appeal for the re
lease of him and his wife.
Goldfarb, 67, reportedly rejected
a KGB overture in 1984 to frame
His son said Goldfarb was suffer
ing from diabetes and was virtually
Alexander Goldfarb, an assistant
professor at Columbia University,
said Hammer, the board chairman
of Occidental Petroleum Corp., had
called him about 8:30 a.m. CDT
from the plane “and said that he has
just left Moscow and he has on board
my parents.”
In Moscow, Goldfarb’s daughter,
Olga, said she was delighted and
stunned by the development.
“I know I sound a little bit crazy,
but this was all so quick,” she told
The Associated Press. “We said fare
well and it was very emotional. Now
we’re just sitting here and thinking
what will happen next.”
A State Department spokesman,
Pete Martinez, said “we welcome the
resolution of this case.”
Hammer, explaining his role in a
telephone call form the airplane,
said he had asked Anatoly F. Dobry
nin, the former U.S. ambassador to
Washington, “if I could take Dr.
Goldfarb with me.”
The industrialist was visiting the
Soviet Union for a showing of his art
collection. Dobrynin called back a
few hours later. Hammer related,
“He said, ‘Permission granted pro
vided the doctors let him go.’ ”
The industrialist said he went to
the Wishnevsky Institute, where
Goldfarb was being treated, and met
with Dr. Vladimir Kuzin, who told
him Goldfarb was in excellent condi
But Goldfarb said he would not
leave without his wife.
Hammer said he made another
call to Dobrynin, a key Kremlin ad
viser on U.S. affairs. “Dobrynin said,
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Photo by John Makely
Making Waves
Swimmers get some exercise by doing laps at Wofford Cain Pool Thursday afternoon. The circles in the background were created by the use of a special mirror lens.
vdents must move cars from nine lots
Fish Lot must be cleared before game
By John Jarvis
More than 3,300 parking spaces
nine campus parking lots need to
cleared for football parking on
ime football game weekends, says
fob V att, director of security and
Bfu of the University Police De-
All nine lots need to be cleared of
Idem vehicles by 10 a.m. on these
Ikends, according to Section 8 of
I University Parking Regulat ions.
Hots to be cleared are PA 37, PA
i,PA 48, PA 49, PA 56, PA 60, PA
I PA 63 and PA 69.
Wiatt says the regulation requir-
raelis bomb
uerilla bases
n Lebanon
SID0N, Lebanon (AP) — A
Men Israeli jets attacked Palestin-
jbguerrilla bases near this ancient
■Thursday and a missile de-
®yed one of them. The raids came
by after a bloody grenade attack
Journalists saw the plane explode
dirash into a valley four miles
wheast of Sidon. A local Arnal mi-
a cpmmander said one pilot was
ed and his men captured the
ier, but Amal’s leader denied
Wnir any Israelis.
Hanese radio stations said Is-
'tli troops moved in by air behind
fartillery barrage from gunboats
(search for survivors of the Phan-
i F4-E, the first Israeli plane lost
igLebanon in three years. Heli-
|>tei gunships hovered over the
pat nightfall.
ptie-run Beirut radio said bombs
!< 1 tuckets from the Israeli attack
■four people and wounded 10
IhlMieh Mieh Palestinian refugee
fnp on the city’s southeastern out-
Witnesses said three formations of
Hr jets each, Phantoms and Israeli-
bit kfirs, flew in from the Mediter-
See Bombing, page 16
ing students to move their vehicles
from these lots has been in effect
since 1978.
Six of the nine lots surround Kyle
Field. The exceptions are PA 49, PA
56 and PA 63. PA 49 is located be
hind Gain Hall, and PA 63 is next to
Olsen Field.
But Wiatt says the main parking
lot involved is PA 56, which makes
up half of what commonly is called
the Fish Lot. PA 56 has almost 920
spaces, including motorcycle park
ing spaces.
PA 37 and PA 46 are for reserved
staff members only. PA 62 is a com
bination random staff/day student
lot and the other parking lots are for
day students.
Wiatt says the University Police
Department is not responsible for
clearing the lots on the home foot
ball weekends. That job belongs to
the Athletic Department, he says.
Wally Groff, associate athletic di
rector for finance, says the Athletic
Department has been in charge of
those parking lots on home football
weekends since 1968.
He says the Athletic Department
began using the lots in 1968 to pro
vide parking spaces for members of
the then-new Aggie Club.
In exchange for their contribu
tions, Groff says, members of the
Aggie Club are given priority tickets
and parking passes for these lots.
Groff says about 80 percent of the
people that park in these spaces on
these weekends are Aggie Club
members. The rest, he says, are
press members and Athletic Depart
ment staff members.
He says the only parking lot that
students vehicles are towed from on
these weekends is PA 62. The vehi
cles are towed to the grassy area be
tween Kyle Field and the railroad
tracks on the other side of Wellborn
The students are ticketed, but are
not charged for the towing, Groff
Students who receive parking
tickets for not removing their cars
from the lots by the 10 a.m. deadline
may not go to the Students’ Legal
Department for help with the tick
According to Jeri Saulsbury, se
nior secretary of the Students’ Legal
Department, the department is re
stricted from helping students with
intra-University legal problems and
from helping students in court cases
against other students.
Saulsbury says students have to go
off campus to get legal counsel if the
students have a protest about getting
a ticket in one of the restricted lots
for the home football games.
‘Permission granted,’ ” Hammer
After a final family reunion at the
airport, the Goldfarbs boarded the
plane. “He’s in good shape,” Ham
mer reported.
Alexander Goldfarb said Ham
mer told him his father was well
enough to sip some champagne and
watch the movie, “My Fair Lady,”
aboard the jet.
After Daniloff s arrest on Aug. 30,
the younger Goldfarb accused the
Soviet secret police of trying in April
1984 to persuade his father to hand
Daniloff incriminating documents.
issued for
frat official
Hazing case goes
to grand jury
AUSTIN (AP) — A national fra
ternity official who refused to talk to
law officers has been subpoenaed in
the investigation of the drinking
death of a University of Texas fra
ternity pledge.
Freshman Mark T. Seeberger, 18,
of Dallas, was found dead in his dor
mitory room on Sept. 18 after drink
ing an estimated 18 ounces of rum.
State District Judge Bob Perkins
issued a subpoena Wednesday for
Joe Seibert, education and lead
ership consultant in the national of
fice in Indianapolis of the Phi Kappa
Psi fraternity.
Seibert was told to appear before
a grand jury Monday.
Seibert interviewed members of
the UT chapter the day after the al
cohol-poisoning death of Seeberger.
He has refused to tell prosecutors
about the interview, authorities said.
Jim Connolly, trial chief of the
Travis County district attorney’s of
fice, said Seibert was in Austin the
day Seeberger went on what was de
scribed as a “ride” Sept. 17 with two
other pledges, three fraternity mem
bers and a female UT student.
A ride is a fraternity practice in
which pledges are driven far from
campus and let out to make their
own way home.
Published reports have said the
Phi Kappa Psi pledges on the ride
were ordered to drink.
Connolly said Seibert told him the
fraternity members he interviewed
after Seeberger’s death told him
what happened to the pledge.
Connolly said Seibert said he
wanted to see the national fraterni
ty’s lawyer before talking with Con
On Tuesday, Seibert told Con
nolly that he had been advised by the
attorney not to talk with prosecutors.
“They have . . . refused (to coop
erate),” said Terry Keel, assistant
district attorney. “Therefore, this
(subpoena) process was used.”
Connolly said Seibert would not
be protected under a Fifth Amend
ment right against self-incrimination
because he wasn’t involved directly
in the incident.
Faculty losses not severe, figures show
By Sondra Pickard
Senior Staff Writer
Despite concern at Texas A&M
that faculty are being lured to
higher salaries in more prosper
ous states because of the eco
nomic situation in Texas, statistics
show that some areas of the Uni
versity aren’t suffering significant
faculty losses.
In a recent column in The Bat
talion, President Frank E. Van
diver said A&M is losing faculty
— “all too often the best and the
“Other universities are luring
them away with better salaries
and offers of support,” he wrote.
“And on top of that, we are hav
ing great trouble hiring replace
However, estimates from the
10 colleges within the University
show that 58 faculty members
have left since Fall 1985 for
higher salaries or better positions
at other universities. A few col
leges lost a significant number,
. while others have lost only two or
three — a relatively normal oc
currence. These estimates do not
include visiting professors, in
structors, or lecturers whose jobs
are temporary by nature^
By comparison, statistics from
A&M Faculty turnover statistics
By Sondra Pickard
Senior Staff Writer
The following statistics compare faculty turnover
in each college over the past two academic years. They
estimate the number of faculty that have left for
higher salaries or better positions at other universi
The statistics from Fall 1985 to Fall 1986 are esti
mates from each of the 10 colleges, while those from
Fall 1984 to Fall 1985 were compiled by the A&M Of
fice of Planning and Institutional Analysis.
The College of Education has seen a significant
number of losses — all of them recent. The college has
a total of 150 faculty and 10 have left within the past
three months. Only five faculty left from Fall ’84 to
Fall ’85.
Dr. Dean Corrigan, dean of the college, is worried
especially about filling positions at a time when the
undergraduate teacher education program is experi
encing rapid growth. The program has increased by
40 percent over the last four years and 100 more stu
dents will be student teaching this spring.
“If you couple our losses in faculty with our tre
mendous increase in students,” Corrigan said, “it cre
ates a real crisis.”
The College of Business Administration, with 147
faculty, reports losing eight so far this year, compared
to a total of eight losses from Fall ’84 to Fall ’85.
Thirteen faculty have left the College of Liberal
Arts this year for reasons other than retirement, and
15 left from Fall ’84 to Fall ’85. The liberal arts college
has a total of 280 faculty. Liberal arts college officials
were unable to determine how many left this year spe
cifically for higher pay at another university.
the A&M Office of Planning and
Institutional Analysis show 76
facultv left from Fall 1984 to Fall
Over the past year, university
faculty members across the state
have been dealt a relatively bad
hand of cards.
To reduce spending, the
Board of Regents was forced to
cut the University’s budget by 7
percent in March. As a result of
the cuts, a temporary hiring
freeze went into effect, and va
cant positions could not be filled
except for emergency cases.
Although they have now been
saved, for many months faculty
members who work less than 12
months per year thought their
sick leave benefits would be elimi
nated. A 1985 appropriations bill
from the Texas Legislature had
threatened to do away with the
And at the federal level, the
fate of the primary retirement
plan used by most Texas higher
education employees, the Texas
Optional Retirement Program,
still appears dim. The national
tax reform bill recently passed in
cludes a clause which could make
the ORP illegal, causing about
30,000 administrators and faculty
at 95 colleges and universities to
lose a retirement plan aimed at
their specific needs.
In an attempt to address the
adverse series of setbacks con
fronting faculty, the Board of Re
gents allocated $3.3 million of the
Available University Fund to
supplement faculty salaries and
counteract offers out-of-state of
During its second special ses
sion, the Legislature mandated
no across-the-board salary in
creases for faculty, but merit in
creases were allowed in certain
Clinton Phillips, A&M dean of
faculties and associate provost, is
confident that the situation will
“I happened to be quite opti
mistic,” Phillips said. “I don’t
think things are going to be
nearly as bad as most think.
“This state has one of the low
est tax rates. There’s plenty of
room to increase taxes a bit, not
really burden the taxpayers and
still maintain a high-quality edu
cation system.”
Phillips said there hasn’t been a
significant increase in lost faculty,
although some have left for other
See Faculty, page 16