The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on March 23, 1979 · 46
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 46

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Friday, March 23, 1979
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3 SCHOOL DISTRICTS 8 Pill ll-Frl . Mar. 23, 1979 R Eofi AtlflClCfl Sfttnea Joan Irvine Smith, Mother in Suit to Block Water Plan faculty members has suffered, it appears that UCI is a premium l ace to work after a professor achieves tenure. "The world has beaten a path to our door offering research grants," Aldrich said. Samuel McCulloch, chairman of the campus Academic Senate, said he can speak about the Irvine faculty in a very positive vein. He said classics Prof. Theodore Brunner received a grant of more than $1 million for his ancient Greek lexicon an amount unprecedented for the humanities. He said Harvard worked for years to woo away psychobiologist Richard Thompson, and Thompson, a year later, turned around and came back to Irvine. McCulloch bragged that Princeton "fell over backward" to lure Jay Martin and Johns Hopkins "offered the moon" to Murray Krieger, two English and literature professors who stayed at UCI. said the purpose of the consortium is not to "take a political position against the metropolitan plan" but to band together and buy some "high-powered advice" at minimal cost. He said he wants to find out if a district could unwittingly be vulnerable to a metropolitan plan if it follows a state mandate defining segregated schools and develops a plan to do something about it. The Fullerton High District, by contrast, is ahead of all others in the county in completing its desegregation analysis and planning for within -the-district integration. James Bremer, district administrative assistant, said the Fullerton school board has two expectations in joining the consortium that it will be well-informed from a legal standpoint and will closely monitor the situation. Continued from first Page students to integrate Los Angeles schools. School superintendents in Orange County have discussed massive busing for integration at their last two monthly sessions with County Schools Supt. Robert Peterson. Peterson said he has not detected a consensus among Orange County school districts on what approach they want to follow. The Orange County Department of Education also inquired whether it could join the Schools for Local Control consortium as a conduit for all local Orange County districts. But the county counsel's office has advised that this would not be legally per-missable, since the county department would be passing on member districts' money. Newport-Mesa Supt. John Nicoll The reason, he explained, is that engineering plans for only one larger -size pipeline expanded by 80 c.f.s. had been developed, at the Irvine Co.'s earlier request. The choice, therefore, was all or nothing. Moreover, MacLain figures that because of the savings reaped through expansion, the Irvine Co. will pay no more to achieve an additional 80 c.f.s. capacity than it would have paid to get 22 c.f.s. at full project cost. "From where I'm sitting, the Irvine Co. doesn't look like they're giving it (money) away," said MacLain. He said the Irvine Co. would also have an option to buy any of the surplus capacity beyond 22 c.f.s., although company officials say they don't need more. Despite Mrs. Smith's disapproval, Kremer said the company will stand by its position. He said he considered it "regrettable" that Mrs. Smith, granddaughter of the Irvine Co.'s founder, didn't agree. "If this results in a lawsuit brought against us by Mrs. Smith, then so be it," said Kremer. "It will not be a new experience for the Irvine Co." Collins reflected that Mrs. Smith has filed some 10 to 12 lawsuits against the company, involving four consecutive managements, over the last 20 years. "I don't think she's won . any of them," he added. However, Mrs. Smith's last court action challenging the sale of the Irvine Co. opened the way to the company's purchase by its present owners, including Bren and Taubman. When she backed the consortium in its successful 1977 bid to buy the firm, there was speculation on how long the honeymoon would last. This lawsuit marks her first public rift with the new management. UCI Losing Out in Recruitment of New Faculty Continued from Fint Ftge with the salary he would be paid he would not be able to own a home while working through the ranks toward full professorship. "We think we get them up to the net, so to speak. We are ready to make the play. Then they break for Cornell or Harvard or Penn or Arizona," Aldrich said. He said pay scales range from 15 to 50 higher 27 on the average for winning competitors in the 18 months studied. An assistant professor starts at UCI for $15,000 to $16,000 per year. Elsewhere it's $18,000 to $20,000, he said. The differential is compounded by the ability of other universities to guarantee a summer job often involving research and no teaching, Aldrich said. "We find summer employment increasingly is the package offered, and we don't have the resources to guarantee a job," he explained. UCI has 463 faculty positions, not counting the college of medicine. A certain number of vacancies is normal, even anticipated' by state government in budgeted "salaries savings." But the attractiveness of the UC system as a place to build a career definitely has been eroded by the cost of housing. "The front-end cost is what hits them. Coming here from Massachusetts they can't get into a house so they can function in this part of the world, with all the appreciation that goes with (owning a home)," Aldrich said. A revenue bond plan, given preliminary approval by the regents last Friday, would provide about 250 home loans to UC faculty. Down payments could be 5 instead of the standard 20 and the mortgage interest 2lA points less that the going rate. This latest hope to defray faculty housing costs follows the collapse last fall of a deal with the Irvine Co. to build low cost housing on university property, including a planned 100 faculty units. Athough recruitment of new Medical Assn. Official SAN CLEMENTE - Louis E. Pot-vin of San Clemente has been elected to the 37-member California Medical Assn. board of directors. Jeue i fa let ce. Our 5th Anniversary Once again we request your valued patronage during our anniversary sale starting March 26th to March 31st As in previous years, our finest selection of precious jewelry will be reduced. 10 to 40 from regular prices Special discounted items - in pur gift department r: Raise Funds for your Club, Organization If your non-profit club or organization needs to raise funds call Huntington Center 897-2533 and we will send you our Community Help details. Continued from Fint Fife company would receive 22 c.f.s. to accommodate its own development plans. The remaining 58 c.f.s. would be distributed carte blanche to water districts and cities in the county based on their investment in the total system. The Irvine Co. plan, however, does not make good business sense in the opinion of Mrs. Smith and her mother who, according to papers filed Thursday, own about 11 of the Irvine Co.'s stock. Mrs. Smith is also a member of the company's board of directors. They complain that the acquisition of additional imported water will stymie the company's development of cheaper ground water sources and open the way for large-scale development of property not owned by the company. "The company's competitors will be benefited at the expense of the company, and the company will forever lose the advantages to be derived from two separate water suppl-lies," the suit contends. Irvine Co. spokesman Jerry Collins, contacted late Thursday, said company officials were aware of Mrs. Smith's objections but didn't know a suit had been filed. In a prepared statement, Irvine Co. president Kremer said, "Mrs. Smith's position does not reflect that of any other members of the company's board of directors nor, and more importantly, does it reflect the view of any of the eight water agencies that so far have voted to participate in the Diemer upsizing project." Collins said approvals from the city of Anaheim and the East Orange County Water District are anticipated shortly and would thereby make support for the project unanimous. Kremer argued that the expanded pipeline capacity would provide an opportunity for recharging the county's underground basin and would provide a safeguard during droughts. Also, he said the company has agreed to underwrite the full cost of the expansion "because the time is critical and there are tremendous cost savings opportunities at stake." At this point, he explained, the size of the pipeline can be increased by 24 at an added cost of only 4. Dennis MacLain, general manager of the municipal water district, observed that the Irvine Co. had no choice but to expand the pipeline by 80 c.f.s. if it wanted any additional water for itself. -ewel f-aface, J nc. 18 FASHION SQUARE Conservative? Liberal? Read both sides of the issues in Sunday's Opinion section. SANTA ANA 558-3833 Personalized service, because we care . . . All major credit cards accepted Jewel Palace accounts available Santa Ana - Los Angeles, Kona - Honolulu Hawaii - Houston Texas BSD no DODB aObaDDDDd CHANCELLOR Continued from First Page Rivera is "almost a certainty." "Dr. Rivera is a poet, teacher and an administrator with a very impressive record of achievement," Saxon said Thursday in a news release. 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