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No chance
of rain

Seventy-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom






Strikes Ford,





Management Refuses Union 's
Binding Arbitration Proposal

By STEPHEN WILDSTROM The strike immediately affect-
Special To The Daily ed Ford's 159,812 hourly-rated em-
DETROIT - Employes at 107 ployes. The company said the
A, Ford Motor Company facilities in strike will cost its workers over
35 states left their jobs at mid- $5.2 million per day. The 79,200
night yesterday as contracts be- hourly-rated Michigan employes
tween the United Auto Workers will loose $2.6 million per day,
Union and the Big Three auto according to Ford spokesmen. Fig-
manufacturers expired, ures on the cost to the company
Work continued at General Mo- have not been made available.
tors and Chrysler Corporation fa- Ford ordered all salaried em-
cilities, although both firms have ord orer al saried em-
refused to extend their contract ployes to report toy work as sched-
with the UAW. uled this morning. They were told,
Picket lines were thrown up at however, not to attempt to force
midnight around, 45 major fac- their way past picket lines if an
tories, including the giant River attempt was made to stop them
Rouge complex in Dearborn and at facilities.
the general parts division in Ypsi- The strike came after Ford re-
lanti. jected a proposal by the union
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that basic contract issues be sub-
mitted for arbitration. Ford Vice-
President for Labor Relations
Malcolm L. Denise told the UAW,
"your proposal is clearly not one
which the company could be ex-
pected to accept, even if it were
to abandon its basic principle that
these matters should be resolved
in free, collective bargaining."
No bargaining sessions between
the UAW and Ford are scheduled
'until Monday. A subcommittee will.
meet then to determine the time
and place of future meetings. No
sessions between the union and
Chrysler or GM have been set.
UAW President Walter P. Reu-
ther said early this morning that
he is prepared to continue bar-
gaining with the two companies.
Twice in the past, Reuther add-
ed, agreements have been reached
with non-struck auto manufac-
turers while another company was
being struck.
The union proposed yesterday
afternoon that the basic issues in-
cluding profit sharing and guaran-
teed annual income, two of the
union's major demands, be.volun-
tarily submitted to an arbitration
panel. Under the proposal, the
strike would have been postponed
for 35 days. During that period,
negotiations would continue on
non-economic issues, local, issues
and the issue of contract duration.
In a letter to the union, Denise
said the arbitration plan was un-
acceptible because the union pro-
posed "the economic package
should be related solely to Ford's
profitability and increased pro-
Reuther reasserted his conten-
tion that the Big Three auto
makers were' acting in concert
against the union. "The facts are
that the industry is acting to-
gether," he said. Reuther added
he hopes the strike will be' "as
short as possible. We don't want
this strike," he said.
Wages and Salaries
Reuther rejected the company






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Teachers Fail
To Report
Around State
DETROIT (P)-Detroit schools
will be closed "until further no-
tice," Supt. Norman Drachler an-
nounced yesterday as little prog-
ress was reported in contract ne-
gotiations between the Detroit
Federation of Teachers and the
Board of Education.
Schools originally were to open
yesterday, but the start of classes
was postponed until today at the
request of Ronald Haughton. a
state-appointed fact-finder.
Over 20,800 teachers were in-
volved. Three community colleges
-Henry Ford in Dearborn, Kel-
logg in Battle Creek and Lake
Michigan in-Benton Harbor-were
jhit by walkouts.
In all, nearly four dozen Mich-
igan school districts serving some
500,000 pupils remained shut down
in the face of unsettled teacher
Picket lines were thrown up
around school buildings in sever-
al of the districts to underline
teachers' demands for higher sal-
aries and other contract benefits.
In Lansing, Lt. Gov. William
Milliken reported there had been
three settlements since Tuesday.
No settlement was in sight in
the huge Detroit school system
serving 300,000 pupils.
Milliken predicted many settle-

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Claim Ufai
Practices on
Union Issue
Also Contest Regent
Suit Against P.A. 37
Hutchinson Act
About 200 skilled tradesmen
the University plant departme
in protest against alleged unf
labor practices plan to "refuse
j:work" today. They have also t
manded that the Regents wil
draw the University's laws
against the Hutchinson Act a
P.A. 379.
The tradesmen's supervisor
the plant department, Alfred I
ker, said he could not tell b
A soon the walk-out might, aff
-Andy Sacks University operations.
Donald Prebenda, attorney
the tradesmen and the Wa,
tenaw County Building Tra
Council (WCBTC), emphasis
that the central issue is alleE
University violation of the Uni
Labor Practices Act and. the fa
'ure of the State Labor Medlatl
Board to act on petitions det
mining appropriate bargain

PICKET MEMBERS of Local 898, march at the Rawsonvile, Mich., Ford plant.
Tutorial Program Pro ects'
U Experiences to Outsidet

Daily-Richard S. Lee
PRESIDENT-DESIGNATE Robben W. Fleming sampled dorm
food and student opinion last night at South Quad.
Fming Visits Quad
Disusses Problems


I -was basically a very happy
law professor before I was caught
in the administrative ambush. I
still think of myself as a profes-
sor, and I miss the things that go
with professoring."
University President-Designate
Robben Fleming 'yesterday an-
swered student questions in an in-
foraml discussion following din-
ner with approximately 175 people
in South Quad. South Quad Coun-
cil had planned. the introductory
"conversation" since late June.
Flemning and his wife spoke separ-
ately to groups of over 20 stu-
Student power was one of the
first issues Fleming discussed with
the students. He said he was op-
posed to granting students ma-
jority vote power, but not to
giving them representation. Flem-
ing cited the example of a Uni-
versity of Wisconsin committee
to establish building priorities.
Faculty, students and adminis-
trators are represented, he ex-
Students Content
Fleming next answered ques-
tions on student apathy. "Much
lack of interest is due to relative
contentment,"' he said. "Many
students don't f e e 1 strongly
enough to be active. You have
to assume elected representatives
do represent the students. But
actually, students today are gen-
erally less apathetic than they
4 were 10 years ago."
While Fleming did not feel the
residential college would reduce
apathy, he favored the plan.
Fleming referred to a University
of Wisconsin experiment in which
jfreshmen attended classes with
the students in their housing units
or simply were scheduled into
classes as a group. "Almost all of
the freshmen expressed satisfac-
tion with the project," Fleming
said. "The residential college
makes it more possible to find a
home group, an identity."
Although Fleming found "diffi-

ition you must have people of a
broad spectrum of views that they
must be permitted to express."
Fleming found the question of
overemphasis on faculty research
difficult to answer. "The issue
is. no doubt more complex than
it was 20 or 30 years ago. More
funds are available, and first-
rate opportunities for exporation
are needed to draw top class fac-
ulty to universities."
Fleming discussed his personal
relationship with students, ex-
plaining that he was always avail-
able at Wisconsin. He said he
would like to set up regular meet-
in1±o diiU C7U I1LC +4nkii LU

argument that the wages of work- ments would be reached before
ers should not be related to the the weekend on the basis of re-
salaries and bonuses of executives. ports issued by fact finders as-
"All of the high towered execu- signed by the State Labor Media-
tives together," he said, "cannot tion Board.
make the smallest automobile in' Of the 45 districts left unsettled,
the Ford line of products without teachers in 34 voted to follow a
the skill and sweat of our mem- "no contract-no work" policy. In
bers. eight districts, teachers decided to
"I think it is a real prospect," he report for duty without contracts.1
continued, "that this'union may in five districts, no decision wasI
be tested as it has never been announced.
tested before. The rank and file of< The Detroit Teachers Federation
this union are up to the test." is seeking a $7,000 starting figure.
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Fill Libraries, Dorms,


inswitn sudetaapas
explore possibilities during the By JENNY STILLER have to hire high school students
next three or four months. Flem- Over 5,000 students are earning to fill in on the evening food serv-
ing will take office Jan. 1. $15 or more a week at University ice jobs," he said. Hiring is usually
Hiding and Finding part-time jobs, University employ- done by the individual housing
Himent figures indicate. units.
"I'm just going to hide for The three largest campus em- Even at the current wages of
a while, finding out how things p 1 o y e r s. University Residence $1.55-1.60 an hour, it has become
are done and what problems there Halls, the libraries and the Mich- increasingly difficult in recent
are," the President-Designate igan Union, do their own hiring. years to find enough students will-
said, "I'm glad to meet with The various academic departments ing to work, Malanoski added.
groups like this." and the University's Part-Time "This represents a raise of 15
The President-Designate ar- Employment Office offer other cents an hour over last year's
rived in Ann Arbor Sunday with jobs. rates." he said. "I suspect we may
his family. His temporary offices' One out of every five student' have to raise wages again next
are in the sevent floor of the Legal employees works in the residence year to attract enough people."
Research Building. halls, in either food service or desk deIn addition to food service and
"Law has always been my first work. Most work about 10 hours a! esk workers, the residence halls
love," Fleming said. He will join week. also employ about 400 students to
Prof. Russell Smith of the Law According to Chester J. Mala- act in advisory capacity-as res-
School to teach a weekly two- ;noski, business manager of Uni- ident assistants, assistant resident
hour seminar in collective bar- versity Housing, the residence directors, and so forth.
gaining and public employment. halls often have trouble finding The University library systen
Fleming is a veteran labor medi- I enough applicants for the jobs is the second largest part-time
ator. available. "In some instances, we employer. It hires some 400 stu-
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CORE Leader Predicts More Riots,
Assails White Power Establishment

By PEGGY GRANGER 'The problem is to justify to the bucket drive. The project also is
As the University's Tutorial and children in the project the aca- involved in fund raising on na-
Cultural Relations Project begins demic work they are doing," says " tional and local levels.
Cuitsthr yearits original gin Martin Seif, '68, tutor and ad- The project now needs advisors
its posixthe year, its unchangedalpur- ministrative advisor for the proj- who have experience either as ad-
plyskis nnlege- gained ect. ' 'ministrators or counselors. Inter-
ply skills and knowledgelge' Ann Arbor's problems are unique. ested applicants will be interview-
at the University to the larger Many of its Negro children who ed for the 25 administrative and
community.- The project this year are culturally disadvantaged only 25 counseling advisory positions
hopes to involve over 300 tutors in relation to the enriched Ann currently available. Administrative
SArbourSumpterTonship, Willow Arbor norm. They are .relatively advisors are responsible for keep-
Run andDetroitowslow in the classroom and defi- ing track of tutorial groups and
The Tutorial Project emphasizes cient in math and reading skills, planning group activities. Advis-
direct individual contact with cul- according to Seif. ors in the past have usually been
turally limited children fr o m Dick Sleet, tutorial project di- graduate students, while tutors
grades one through 12. rector, explains that "tutoring is
a series of catalytic meetings
which do not pretend to teach Trainee Meeting
the 3 R's as do the public schools, .e
j but are geared to motivate chil- The,, time of a meeting for
orkiers dren to appreciate knowledge and anyone interested in joining
diverse cultures. Tutoring is done. The Daily was incorrectly
O ff t hrough individual experiences be- printed in yesterday's paper.
O ffices tween the child and a volunteer The meeting will be held at
who is interested in children, and 7:15 p.m. tonight in the Stu-
in group activities outside the nor- dent Publications Bldg. at 420
dents a year to work as shelvers, mal environment of the child." '. Maynard St.
book sorters, desk workers, clerk- Judy Leavitt, '68, advisory co-
typists, and exit controllers. It ordinator for the Willow Run In addition, the tutorial proj-
also has a full-time staff of an- Project, in explaining desirable ect is also utilizing experimental
other 400. qualities for tutors, emphasized the I projects this fall. One project in-
Unlike the residence halls, the need for students with "openness 1 volves the use of film as a teach-
libraries are besieged by more than to ideas and change. A tutor can ing device. "We are interested in
twice as many applicants as they learn a lot from a tutee," she people who want to teach creative-
have room for, according to Miss adds. ly, invblving the whole person,"
Mary Ann Steffans, libary assis- The tutorial project functions in says Alice Hecht, '68, coordina-
tant. Applicants are chosen on a cooperation with local churches, tor of experimental films for 'the
first-come-first-serve basis for public schools, the University and project. She adds that culturally
general positions paying $1.55 an the community. The project until limited children are visually and
'hour. last May received -an Office for aurally acute rather than highly
Other University jobs, as well Economic Opportunity grant. It is verbally oriented. -
as those in the Ann' Arbor com- now surviving on student contri- Theproject hopes to attract
s uiy r ildb h nvr butions made. through its annual more Negro university students.
munity, are filled by the Univer-
sity's Part-Time Employment Of-. . .
fice. 2
Although its official function
1 is to recruit, screen, and refer :.
qualified applicants for part-time-
and temporary employment in the
University, the office also attempts}
to match students seeking jobs in
the community with employers
who have part-time positions to
Businessmen seeking student
employees call the Part-Time Em-
'ployment Office and leave a de- r:

Breach of Discipline
The Hutehinson Act as amend
ed' by P.A. 379; allows publ
employees to use agents for co
lective bargaining on wage
hours and benefits. The Regen
presengtly have a suit filed :
Washtenaw County Circuit Cou
challenging the constitutionalil
of the law, charging that it vi(
lates University autonomy.
Russell Reister, University pe
sonnel oficer, told the workers ye
terday that "refusal to report
work would, of course, be viewi
by the University as a serio
breach of discipline." The en
ployees, however, are "willing
take the consequences," accordir
to Prebenda.
One worker said, "whatey
happens, at least maybe we ci
make it better for the next guy
In response to Reister's warnir
Prebenda said "If they see this
a breach of discipline then th
ought to consider the human i:
terest involved-especially whE
9, out of 11 universities- have doi
3 'Pay O'ff'
Three unions, the WCBTC, t
American Federation of Stal
County, and Municipal Employe
and the International Union
Operating Engineers have filed p
titions with the State Labor M,
diation Board requesting bargal
ing rights for certain Universi
employes. There is no conflict b
tween the three unions' reques
yet they have not been act
upon in over a year. This.is o
of the skilled tradesmen's cor
According to Prebenda the wor
ers also charge the Universi
with trying to "pay off" wor
ers from joining the unions. Af
er the petition was filed with t
mediation board, Prebenda alle
ed, the University improved p
rates and classifications to d
suade employes from being unio
ized. The board views this as
unfair practice as defined by t
Unfair Labor Practices Act.
Prebenda also said that t'
courts would have nojurlsdicti
to issue an injunction agair
the strike since it is about u
fair labor practices.
Picketing at Plant
The workers have decided, a
cording to skilled tradesman ID
vid Farrington, that if one man
dismissed, then all will refuse

The uprisings which have rock-
ed Detroit and other large cities
for the past few summers are
"racial only in the sense that by
and large the participants were
black," says Ezra Rowry, chair-

know it here is either academic,
or degenerates into physical vio-
Rory says that "when any
group in a society is under the
impression that it has the full
suppoi t of the power structure
and the general community. it

the reason, but the majority of scription of the job, hours of work,
black people are also convinced pay, and other relevant informa-
that the establishment is firmly tion. These jobs are then listed on
against them. a bulletin board at the office.
Rowry is convinced that "there When a student wishes to, apply
are bad police-community rela- for one, he fills out an application
tions in Ann Arbor, as well as in at the office, which arranges for
every other community in the him to take any necessary skill

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