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By KAREN MEYER Those 80 positions were vacated mostly Communications, and Phusical' Education, said his college faces aery" serious prpblem"
Alligator Staff Writer' through normal attrition-transfers, retirements Health and Recreation. with the loss of five faculty positions.
or death.SEVERAL Gene Hemp interim assistant vice ENROLLMENT IN THE College of
Some UF colleges: may lose accreditationsdue COLLEGE DEANS said they president for academic affairs said he Engineering has increased 20 per cent, Chen
to a faculty salary cutback of SI.5 million were fortunate in not having to terminate any thought the cutbacks' "touch only interim !said, the largest increase in any UF E&G
ordered by 'the Board of Regents. faculty members who were not already people" hired on a temporary basis, although college.
UF President Robert l?. Marston told the planning to resign or transfer, but the current anyone hired within the last year is eligible to Accreditation for the Engineering college
University Senate Thursday that due to freeze on hiring has still left programs: in be. cut. comes up in 1977 Chen said.
unexpected retirements, less than 10 of 30 jeopardy.The -" my knowledge none of those hired last "I hope it (accreditation) will not be affected -
anticipated non-renewal of contract notices safary cutback money must come from year (other than on an interim basis) are being ," said Chen "but it is somewhat
would be sent out. the Education and General (E&G) budget, cut," said Hemp. threatened." "
That leaves about 80 faculty postions, including the Colleges: of ,Architecture and Hemp said only the College of Business Journalism and Communications College
vacated mostly through: normal attrition-- Fine Arts, Arts and Sciences Education Administration was "untouched" by the Dean John Paul Jones said the loss of two
transfers, retirements, or deaththat must Engineering, Law University College cutbacks.
remain unfilled to meet the salary cutback. Business Administration! Journalism and College of Engineering Dean Wayne Chen (See 'Colleges.' page five)
! The Independent / FRIDAY
i FEB. 28," 1975
() 67 NO. 92Test
Published by Campus Communications Inc.. Gainesville Florida Not officially associated with the Unlv'e"ity'of Florida
dealer reveals methods .
..- Bribes used to get exams I IBy
STUART EMMRICII student who confessed major involvement in Honor Court source who confirmed his
.., Alligator Staff Writer the alleged cheating ring to the Honor Court. Parents tell of cheating'nightmare' I confession and described him as one of five
an4DAVID The student also confessed he' obtained top dealers in stolen tests last quarter, said
SMITH -tests by directly breaking into offices in the see page four the student had originally admitted admitted
Alligator Editor-in-Chief business college Matherly Hall "every making about 700.
night" of fall quarter. He said he also ob- picking locks." He said he always broke into THE STUDENT said he sold three final
Custodial help in the UF College of tained tests by digging through garbage the offices alone, but he had "someone exams for $30, but on some occasions went as
Business Administration were bribed and dumpsters. waiting outside." low as $20."You .
"tricked" to allow students access to advance THE STUDENT SAID he broke into Details of the student's confession, whichhe didn't make any money that way," he
copies of fall quarter tests, according to a typing pool offices in Matherly Hall by "just recounted for The Alligator, were con said.
firmed by a highly reliable source close to the "It was just a bunch of fraternity brothers
ii Honor Court investigation. helping each other out, financially and
The Honor Court source said the information academically."If .
has also been turned over to the 1 didn't )give: them to so many people so
University Police Department (UPD), but cheap I wouldn't be in so much trouble now"
added he wasn't satisfied UPD was investigating HE DECLINED to name others involved in
the matter fully.. the cheating.The .
The Honor Court source said he gave information student said he was also able to refer
to UPD about the custodial help students to other sources for copies of upper
when 'the cheating investigation first star- level exams if he couldn't get: them.
ted.but that the police "never came back to The Honor.Court source said the studentwas
talk with us again to pick up more information one of the first to confess involvement in
jCT1Mf ." the cheating ring and turned in :'35 to 40"
+. recr "I HAVEN'T' GIVEN them any names, other students who were also involved.But .
because I don't know any, but I have given the student said he merely confirmed
them descriptions. I've given them information the names of students already implicated in
about when and where these'things the scandal for the Honor Court. He said he
occurred. went over rolls of "every fraternity on cam
"I'm just about convinced that this thing pus" to confirm names of persons he knew
(the investigation) is not going to be seen were involved.
through" the source. said. ALL OF THE people turned in by the
UPD Investigator Gene Watson confirmedthat student have been formally charged by the
his office is conducting an investigationof Honor Court, according to the source.
wg1a career service employes, but refused to The Honor Court source said four of the
comment on the specifics of the case. live ,"big dealers" have been identified, but
WATSON SAID his office had received one of those four have left school and the
some information from the Honor Court, but jurisdiction of the Honor Court.
added, "so tar'it has been hearsay." He said the Honor Court is still trying to
kT "They have given us nothing concrete that identify the fifth major distributor 'of,exams.
we can act on," Watson said. Although the student source said he had
"We are pursuing the matter as best we personally never bribed custodians to get intoan
can" Watson said, adding that no charges'have off e, he said he knew of people that had.
P been tiled against any career service NOT ONLY MONEY was used to bribe the
employes for any involvement in the business custodian, the source said, but an ounce of
college cheating incidents.The marijuana was used in one specific instance
student told The Alligator he made '
(See 'Cheating. four)
about $300 selling stolen tests. However, the page,
Less than 10 1 jobs. cut I
'By TOM SHRODER UF President Robert Q. Marston told a
Alligator Staff Writer Wednesday meeting of the University Senate
that last minute funding shifts and unexpected
Fewer than 10 UF faculty members will lose retirements saved the jobs of most of I
their jobs next year as a result of a cutback of those who were to receive terminations
at least ,80 faculty positions ordered by the DR.GENE HEMP, assistant vice presidentof
Board .of Regents. academic affairs, said he was uncertainhow
,AN recently as Tuesday. Dr Robert Bryan ,many termination notices had been sent
UF interim ice president for academic af- out to people whose jobs were saved.
fain said 20 to 30 faculty members would be
FACULTY AND CAREER SERVICE EMPLOYES Photo by eric estrin lorced out of their jobs by the SI.5 million
'. .education should be expanded, not cut cutback. ./See 'Faculty/ page seven)
0" .' .
Page 2. The> Independent Florida Alligator, Friday, February 28, 1975
I Housevotes tax cut Unindicted named in Gurney conspirators trial I I$i
TAMPA (IUP1)!) Court records confirmed Thursday !
WASHINGTON (tVPu)- The House Thursday approved SUBSTITUTE Republican bill more in line with White that E. lamar Seals Jr.. regional director of Housing and
$21.3 billion recession-fighting tax cut plan that proposals for a onetime only tax rebate was defeated Urban Development in Atlanta and two other men have i t
rebates of $100 to $200 for almost everyone who paid before the final vote on the$21.3 billion plan. been named unindicted coconspirators In the bribery-
taxes, and lowered withholding from, paychecks later 17.3 billion GOP substitute would have concentrated conspiracy trial of former Sen. Edward J.; Gurney and four I
of its individual tax relief in rebates of up to $430 per co-defendants.
year.And by a solid margin. of 248 to I 163 the House voted to Seals' name was injected into t the questioning of I
the half-century-old $2.5 billion Oil Depletion Allowance, the rebates to individuals of last year's taxes prospective jurors Wednesday along with several persons '
industry's oldest and biggest tax break. amount to 10 percent of the tax paid up to a maximum who may appear as witnesses for either side. ;
THE COMPLETED package was;approved 317-97 on rebate. The minimum would be $100 regardless of the A check of court records Thursday disclosed the
roll call vote. paidr the federal'government's( first experiment with the government had answered a defense motion Dec. 10 in
The bill, which also included $5.1 billion in tax cuts negative Income Tax. This year's taxe, and the which it added Seals as an unindicted co-conspirator along
... incentives for business,-now goes to't the.Senate.where a decuctions that pay them, would be lowered primarily with James Allison, Gurney's ,campaign manager in 1968
light. was expected on the depletion issue. changes, in the standard deduction tables. and W..Stewart Gillman II, Gurney's former law partner
The tax cut itself'was expected to"be sweetened' in voting to end the 22 per cent Oil Depletion Allowance,
Senate several, dollars -' house contentionslhe: would, 'hurt 'U.S.-oil l
,i'' by billion ,primarilyinbreaks, rejected move
I middle-income taxpayers. and serve to tie up the tax cuts in the Senate. .
I / trial bid fridOV I H ALLAN J, GEN GIER
Royos es Wire Editor
MEMPHIS Tenn, (UP!) James Earl Ray, 4lthou h the circumstances (surrounding the guilty plea)
Jr. lost bid for conduct on the part of Ray's retained attorneys that
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trial Thursday wheri a federal judge ruled Ray's initial nave been performed differently" McRae said in a
plea in the case was voluntary and "on the advice of decision "The total circumstances do not reflect a economyhas
of the Constitutional rights applicable to one who
,potent counsel of his own choosing
Ray claimed his famed defense attorney, Percy Foreman pleaded guilty" on the advice competent counsel bleak day
Houston Tex., had compromised his rights and own choosing. .
him into admitting the 1968 murder in order to is serving his sentence at the main Tennessee prison in
commercial value of books written the murder of the and was not present for McRaes: ruling However WASHINGTON In a day of bleak economic! I
rights leader of his three defense lawyers: Robert' Livingston! of statistics the government reported Thursday a decline in
mphis, was' in the court. 1974 productivity more )gains! in jobless insurance recipients
Bit U.S., District Judge Robert McRae Jr. 'rejected have no.complaint at all about the fairness of this and another foreign trade deficit.
arguments and accepted instead the !state's contention ," Livingston said. "He ruled against us. but we have two But despite the gloomy economic reports the Stock Market
Ray made a "reasoned' and reasonable decision to accept upstairs (the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in rose slightly. The Dow Jones cross-section of industrials
M9-ycar sentence rather than risk the death penalty" and the U.S. Supreme Court) that could rule closed up 3.05 on moderate trading \olume.
going to ,trial. him (McRae)," Livingston said. Reports included:
.Productivity down 2.2 per cent in 1974 --J the first
calendar year decline since the government started keepingthe
I Demos planWASHINGTON statistics 17 )years ago. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said
agree energy that while output per manhour was dropping, unit labor costs
rose per cent.
(tVPU) House and Senate out the democratic plan. .Layoffs in the automobile, construction and textile industries -
task forces rejected most of President Ford's energy was developed in response to Ford's almost daily pushed the number of unemployment insurance
Thursday and came up with their own plan calling for a to Congress to enact his energy program or come up recipients in early February to more than 5.9 million. Duringthe
cent increase in the gasoline tax. a comprehensive alternative. week which ended Feb. 8, about 4,986,200 persons were
The $S billion raised by the tax would finance I'A DEMOCRATS, meeting later in caucus, en- receiving unemployment up 117,300 from the previous
exploration and conservation measures to help the plan at least in general. week.
America's dependence on foreign oil. heart of the Democratic program is creation of a .The U.S. trade deficit increased by S211 million in
energy production and conservation board, ap January, with imports valued at S9.62 billion and exports at
THE DEMOCRATS explicitly rejected Ford's call for a by the President and confirmed by the Senate, which $9.41 billion. The deficit was slightly smaller than Decem-
million barrel per day cut in imports this year. have power to impose import quotas, order Sunday ber's $387.6 million, but was arrived at by a new method of
Panels appointed by Senate Democratic Leader of gasoline stations and allocate supplies down to the computation and would have. been much higher for both
Mansfield and Speaker Carl Albert set aside differences pump. months under the old one.
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