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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 27, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illlneli Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N Uth Southern Illinoisan Volume 82No 25330e a Copy 5 Sectloni Comics Family Weekly Tabloid 2 SuPPlemn toCirbwdiH Frtt Pntt Htrrlii Oilly Jwnui Murphysbore J SUNDAY OCTOBER 27 1974 CarbondaleHerrlnMurphysbort Former colleagues New SIUC president is gutsy By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan Richmond Va First of a Series Warren W Brandt is brainy talented capable courageous and a gutsy guy who won the respect if not overwhelming affection of the faculty staff and students of Virginia Com monwealth University That is the picture of the new president of Southern Illi nois University at Carbondale that emerges from two days of interviews with VCU admin istrators here Brandt 51 became the uni versitys first president in 1969 and served for more than five years before resigning Oct 1 He is scheduled to assume du ties at SIUC Dec 1 From what I hear hes the type of person your place SIUC needs now observed Dr M Pinson Neal provost of VCUshealth science campus He is a promotional kind of person particularly the kind a private school will look for the kind to influence people for public support and donations he said Dr Brandt was visi ble forthright and candid with About the article Warren W Brandt the for mer president of V i r g i n i a Commonwealth University in Richmond is scheduled to take office as the llth per manent president of Southern Illinois University at Carbon dale on Dec 1 Southern Illi noisan reporter Henry de Fiebre spent two days in Richmond last week talking with administrators faculty students and higher education officials about Brandts per formance at Virginia Com monwealth This is the first in a series of reports on that visit people both within and outside the institution Agreeing with Dr Neals as sessment of Brandt Ralph Ware vice president for de velopment said We always enjoyed excellent support from him in going around the state to small alumni groups Hes a very honest guy no nonsense gutsy and business like Ware added Hell be more than eager to go the last mile to travel around the state of Illinois meeting groups Other administrators concur red in the positive assessment Francis 3 Brooke provost of VCUs academic campus term ed Brandt an hotest man Warren is just not a Watergate type At a faculty convocation opening the school year last month Brooke noted Brandt re ceived a standing ovation from faculty members VCUs vice president for fi nance Raymond Holmes rated both Brandts intelligence and business sense very high T Edward Temple vice pres ident for administration called Brandt a great educator and a good administrator Temple who is now in effect acting pres ident and is prominently metx tioned in speculation as Brandts permanent successor at VCU praised Brandts ability to lis ten to people and added Be hind all of this is a man with a great dealof intellectual ca pacity Alfred Matthews head of the Dr M Pinson Neal student life office at VCU not ed He treats students as hu manbeings but illustrating Brandts reputation for a can dor not always mixed with tact he said If a student says something stupid hell tell him its stupid All of which however is not to say that Brandt did not face major problems at VCU The major and continuing problem Alfred Matthews of the Brandt administration in fact was the formation of the university itself The Virginia General Assem bly which created VCU as an urban university on the ad vice of a study committee would have been hard pressed to find two more disparate in stitutions out of which to form the new university Ralph Ware Richmond Professional Insti tute founded in 1917 mainly as a school for social workers was largely female until veterans re turning from World War II swelled its student body Tra ditionally underfinanced its standing in the academic com munity was low and its large enrollment of art students won it the reputation of the homo Raymond Holmes sexual hangout of the east coast The Medical College of Vir ginia with which RPI merged to form VCU dates its founding back to 1838 A prestigious in stitution its students still take pride in pointing out that it was the only medical school in the country tn continue op erating during the Civil War Francis J The merger of the two schools was like a shotgun wed ding Dr Neal commented To effect that shotgun wed ding VCUs governing board screened about 170 candidates in a nationwide search But in the end it settled upon Brandt then executive vice pre sident of Virginia Polytechnic Institute Ford Brezhnev meeting set Gerald Ford Leonid Brezhnev Strike today Telephone workers recount grievances c New York Times Moscow President Ford has agreed to meet with Soviet Communist Party Leader Leonid I Brezhnev on Nov 23 and 24 in the Vladivostok area of the Soviet Far East the two coun tries announced Saturday Announcement of the meeting came as Brezhnev completed three days of talks with Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger continuing the dif ficult negotiations begun Friday on developing common guidelines for an eventual agreement on the limitation of strategic offensive weapons Kissinger arrived here Wednesday hoping to lay the groundwork for Ford and Brezhnev to reach some con census next month on joint in structions to their arms negotiators about the general shape of an offensive weapons accord Few details of the Kremlin talks were available Saturday night In a luncheon toast Saturday to his Soviet counterpart Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko Kissinger declared that the talks had made good progress in a number of fields without indicating specifically whether this included the area of strategic arms American officials taking note of the forthcoming meeting in Vladivostok said that they hoped summitlevel contacts between Ford and Brezhnev would give new impetus to the arms control talks so that some sort of agreement might be reached before the Soviet leaders expected visit to Washington next June The officials said they ex pected no dramatic agreement to come out of the Vladivostok meeting itself Gromyko in replying to Kiss ingers toast at lunch struck a somewhat pessimistic note on the progress of the current negotiations with Kissinger The Soviet foreign minister spoke of the exceptional complexity of the issues being discussed and admitted that certain dif ferences of views existed between the two sides He went on to drop a possible hint of Soviet unhappiness with the progress of the 35member European security talks in Geneva which figured along with the Middle East in the first day of talks Thursday Gromyko noted that there are no important and complex problems at least among those existing since the end of the last war which could be resolved so to say at one go without any difficulties American officials said they believed that the Soviets and Americans might be ap proaching a consensus on general guidelines to be followed in focusing on strategic arms limitation Insufficient wage offers and a poor pension plan are two of the issues at the heart of the General Telephone Co workstoppage scheduled to be gin t am today Harvey Fryer business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 702 of West Frankfort said late Saturday night that offers made by the company concerning these and other parts of the con tract were not acceptable to the union Another issue Fryer said Is that the company is asking the right to send construction forces to other than home lo cations and to replace them with outside construction workers Fryer said the companys wage proposals for linemen is 76 cents less than General Telephone pays in other states where it operates The proposal for service men troubleshooters and in stallers is 49 cents less than in other states for transmission techniciams the offer is 44 cents less for clerical workers 42 cents less he said Fryer added that other tele phone companies in Illinois are already paying more than these differences while the companys stated offer of an 117 per cent increase would give some workers a total of 18 cents more Fryer also said that the company personnel are now performing craft work which he said is in violation of the present contract agreement which has yet to expire A totalof 1350 employes in the Southern Illinois area are affected by the walkout Fryer said On Friday Sumpter Logan General Telephone Co public relations director said that management and nonunion clerical personnel of the com pany will assume the jobs of striking union workers Moved your clocks Arab summit session opens If you havent already set your clock back one hour do it now After 10 months of Daylight jving Time an experiment dsigned to save fuel during the energy shortage the na tinns clocks are now back on standard time The experiment ended after the Senate Commerce Com mittee said that the publics distaste for the observance of DST in the winter months should be balanced againstthe small amount of energy sav ings Were gonna play as long as youll let us exclaimed singer Sly of Sly and the Fam ily Stones as he greeted 8000 cheering at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Arena on Satur day night Dressed in a floor length red sequin coat Sly had Hie crowd dancing and clamoring at the foot of the stage by the beginning of his third number Photo by Butch Nevious New York Times News Service And Associated Press Rabat Morocco The summit conference of Arab heads of state openedhere Saturday with an attack on American policies in the Middle East and an appeal to the Palestinians and Jordans King Hussein to resolve their dif ferences The attack on the United States came from Mohammed Riad the Secretary General of the Arab League The appeal for unity was made by King Hassan of Morocco the host of the con ference at which 20 Arab coun tries and t Palestine Libera tion Organization are represented Earlier Arab kings and presidents made lastminute ef forts to keep Hussein from breaking away from the meeting the seventh called by the Arab League since 1964 when the first such summit conference was convened by the late Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt Meeting to decide on the next move toward peace in the Mid dle East the Arab leaders heard an emotional appeal for unity from King Hassan Referring to the dispute between Hussein and PLO chief Yasir Arafat overwho should gain control of the West Bank of Jordan should Israel withdraw its forces Hassan said If King Hussein and brother Arafat can surmount their personal conflict to build an honorable bridge across the problems and setbacks they will find us all supporting them and wishing them well Arafat seated directly across the horseshoeshaped table from Hussein asked for the right to speak after Hassan finished the opening address but Hassan overruled him and asked Arafat to wait until the conference went into closed session The Palestinians Friday won the first round of their fight with the king when they pressured the foreign ministers into formally accepting a working paper recommending that the chiefs of state support the Palestinian claim to control over the West Bank and also reaffirm national authority there The task now before the chiefs is to couple this action in favor of the PLO with conditions and circumstances that would permit King Hussein to remain in the summit conference All through the morning and afternoon Saturday the heads of state were meeting in pairs and small groups in private villas in various parts of this capital and in the royal palace of King Hassan Their tightly guarded motorcades crisscrossed the towns as thousands of Moroc cans mostly young people gathered along the main avenues and intersections to catch a glimpse of the visitors Among the possibilities that have been discussed in con ference circles and by the Arab press are these the negotiations at the Geneva Peace Conference should be conducted by a single Arab delegation consisting of Egyptians Syrians Jordanians and Palestinians the principle of Palestinian control over the West Bank be recognized but that the assumption of this con trol by the PLO be put off in definitely the West Bank be plac ed for a period of time under United Nations administrative supervision or under control of the small Arab states of the Persian Gulf Hostages taken in The Hague Bombs hit New YorAs bank area The Hague The Netherlands AP Four armed prisoners in cluding a Palestinian hijacker raided the chapel of nearby Scheveningen penitentiary dur ing Mass on Saturday night and took members of the volunteer choir hostage the Justice Ministry said A spokesman said 23 of the hostages were neighborhood men women and children who sang regularly at prison services A Roman Catholic priest and two prison guards were also held He said nine prisoners at tending the service were allowed to leave the chapel and return quietly to their cells Police brought in rein forcements and threw up roadblocks as about 500 spec tators gathered outside the prison gates There were no immediate reports of injuries a police spokesman said The convicted hijacker Adnan Ahmed Nuri and the other armed inmates demanded they be put in touch with the consul or ambassador of an Arab country and that Nuris fellow hijacker Sami H o u s s i n Tamimah also a Palestinian be allowed to join them in the chapel Tamimah is under postoperative care in a Hague hospital the police spokesman said Nuri and Tamimah both in their early 20s hijacked the British Airways VClO March 9 on a flight from Bombay to London They freed the hostages at Amsterdams S c h i p h o 1 Airport destroyed the plane by explosives then surrendered peacefully They were sentenced last June to fiveyear prison terms New York AP Acting Chief of Detectives The biggest of the blasts SZnational UP called of rapid sequence of Massapequa NY a night cc ortninct vanki dBtonstiorts worKcrt an offensive against yanm hg was Jed Qnly Sullivan sajd the device used monopoly capita ism in that explosion was the sr TDwoman th7 Building Change penalist blanks at street and Park Avenue Reserve as early morning hours indicated that the people responsible have some consideration for human life Sullivan said A letter left in a telephone booth to which the caller directed The Associated Press was titled Communique No 1 of the Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation It used the acronym FALN for Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nwcional Puertorri quena Sullivan said at an afternoon news conference that the name FALN was new to the depart ment There is unfarniliarity with the organization by us but not necessarily with the people in said We havi some idea that the people have been involved with other Puerto Rican nationalist organiza tions Sources in San Juan PR said the group that claimed responsibility for bombing New York banks Saturday has no known branch in Puerto Rico and no known links with in dependenceseeking organiza tions there The group taking responsibility for the explosions said it was supporting not only Puerto Rican independence but also thirdworld liberation and freedom for the five Puerto Ricans in jail for the 1950 assassination atteupt on Presi dent Harry S Truman and the gunning of DS congressmen on the Inside today Partly cloudy and mild to day with high about 70 Cloudy tonight with chance of show ers and low in upper 40s Monday cloudy with chance of showers or thunderstorms with mild high in the 70s Southeast to south winds 5 to iO miles per hour today No paper on Monday The Southern Illinoisan will not be published on Monday Oct 28 Veterans Day a na tional holiday FALL FASHION section has clothing ideas for everyone in the family Starts on Page 25 VALIER VILLAGE has had its upsanddowns through the years Now things are looking good according to Sue Spaeths article on Page 34 UNIVERSITY MALL opens Wednesday Joe Arimcrads story on Page 44 tells what shoppers can expect to find now and in the coming months SIU HOMECOMING an un happy one 4116 Page 13 CENTRALIA TIES Mt Ver non for South Seven league lead Page 15 CAKLYLE surprises Mur physboro to complete a sur prising first year in the South west Egyptian Conference as discussed on Page 16 in Dog ginIt INDEX Ann Landers iA Bridge Business 4445 Byline BG 2 Classified 3537 Crossword A Editorials 4243 Family Living 3234 Finance Records 5 Sports 1318 Television 5 Weather map I   

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