THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, May 28, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, May 28, 1968
Workers in France
(Continued from Page 1)
resulted i in fewer benefits and'
higher worker contributions.
Pompidou argued that this was
a legislative matter and said it
was up to the National Assembly
to make any change in the law.
On the salary rises, the work-
ers had demanded an immediate
12 per cent blanket raise and the
negotiators settled for 10 per
cent by Oct. 1.
Finally they obtained only
promises and nothing firmer, on
the lowering of the retirement age
and the reduction of the work'
week to 40 hours from 47 at no
loss of pay.
Paris' autoriobile plants, 'te-
nault and Citroen, the Berliet
truck plant and the giant Rho-
diaceta-Vaise textile factory in
Lyon, the nationalized Sud Avia-
tion airplane works at Nantes, and
the Snecma aircraft engine fac-
tory in Paris all voted to continue
if it does not receive a massive yes'
Georges Seguy, CGT secretary-
general, and CGT President Ben-
oit Frachon personally took the
compromise, settlement proposal
to the big Renault car factory at
suburban Boulogne Billancourt
where 65,000 are employed.
Both men were hooted and
booed by the Renault workers as
they outlined the compromise
pagkage which provides:
--A general wage rise June 1
of 7 per cent and a follow-up of
3 per cent Oct. 1. Any raises
granted since Jan. 1 would be de-
ducted from the 7 per cent in-
-An increase in the guaran-
teed minimum wage from 2.22
francs, or 45 cents an hour to
three francs, 60 cents.
-The unions were granted all
their demands for greater freedom
in establishing closed shops and
other rights on the factory floor.
MSU to alter
City Council allocates $78,306
for human relations progran
, By LESLIE WAYNE tioned whether the city can legally council was a $1,520 allocation
Ann Arbor City Council last allocate funds to benefit individ- for a seminar on "Unintended $
night' voted unanimously to allo- ual citizens. Racism." Councilman Brian Con-
cate $78,306 for a proposed accel- The $10,000 for the program nelley asked whether this appro-
erated Human Relations program. will be held in a contingency fund priation was a "proper use of
Council accepted all of the until the city attorney rules on funds" since all past seminars
recommendations for fund distri- the question. have not been funded.
bution proposed at a public hear- The largest share of the funds Rev. Russell Fuller, HRC chair-
ing held by the Human Relations will be spent on a new employ- man, said the money would be
Commission last Saturday. How- ment program. Included in this needed to pay for three outside ,
ever, funding of a $10,000 Hous- program is a $19,361 job upgrad- resource people.
ing Emergency Loan Project ing and training project aimed Other allocations included $10,-
(HELP) was delayed pending an at training the hard core unem- 000 for down payments for short
investigation of its legality by ployed. term emergency housing in con-
the city attorney, Peter Forsythe. A $12,000 Youth Commission junction with Ann Arbor Inde-
The HELP project assists low Summer Employment Project was pendent Housing, $5,000 for a day
income families by providing down approved by City Council at its camp and $9,425 for a junior high
payment loans for low cost co- May 20 meeting, school summer work-study pro-
operative housing. Forsythe ques- The only proposal questioned by gram for "hard-to-reach" youths.
According., to the Associated Press, Miami Patrolman Bill Riley
for 'I have pot' " after having just completed a seven-week stint as
Meanwhile, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Arth
beig named U.S. "Father of the Year" by the National Fathers' D
(L) is giving "the hippie sign
an undercover narcotics agent.
ur Goldberg (R) grins after Union leaders could nov onlyc
)ay Committee. call for formal votes on the agree-
S- ment they had worked out in two
long nights of bargaining. This
ballot could takeseveral days to
AAHS administration, staff
hear black student grievances
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police unless they vacated the
building. Finally the students ne-
gotiated, with a faculty member
and were permitted to hold a
discussion in the lobby outside the
auditorium where black students
were airing grievances with the
school's staff and officials.
Among the demands of the
black. students were that the
school "evaluate all teachers and
other school personnel" for "ra-
cial prejudice and unjust actions
"Those found to discriminate in
any way should be dismissed," a,
statement issued by the students
The students demanded the ad-
ministration set up a "well de-
fined grievance procedure to han-
dle student problems," and that
they "prohibit the assignment of
police officers (in or out of uni-
form) In the school."
The afternoon session which#
began at 1 p.m. included about;
equal numbers of black and white;
students. Both groups aired griev-
ances against school policy and
the black students continued in-
dividual accusations a g a i n s t
One Negro student named and
pointed out a faculty member
who, he said, had made a "dirty
comment" when he saw the stu-
dent walking with his white girl-
Another black student charged
he had been denied a letter for
athletic achievement in his soph-
omore year in a particular sport:
A Negro girl told of a home
economics class where shehand
two other Negro students had'
been required to do the majority,
of clean-up work.
Another black pupil related
how a teacher informed him a
"that he had it in for me" and
"told me he was going to flunk'
The black students applauded,
vigorously as each of the studentsf
voiced their grievances.
During the meeting a large
portion of the faculty applauded
intermittently but a distinct'
minority did not react positively'
to the students' charges during'
Several of the faculty expressedw
open hostility to the meeting with
the black students. At least one
faculty member infuriated the+
Negro group when he smiled and
chuckled while one of the blacks
was charging him with bigotry.
The day of no classes yesterday
followed threats by Negro pupils
to boycott classes in protest of a
curriculum questionnaire which
was given to black students only.
Principal Nicholas Schreiber de-
nied knowledge of the question-
naire. Later several students sug-
gested that it is highly irregular
that such a document would not
be cleared with the principal be-
The students expressed generali
satisfaction with the meetings but
were skeptical about whether the
high school would react affirma-
tively to their demands.
SeveralNegro parents attended
the sessions. Also present was Al-
bert Wheeler, president of the
state conference of the NAACP.
The demands of the black stu-
"Examine and modify disci-
pline policies and practices in the
schools and forbid differential and
excessive punishment ar suspen-
sion of Negroes.
-"Eliminate the practice of
marking down of student grades
because of truancy, smoking, etc.
-"Eliminate the grade point
average as a condition for stu-
dents serving or wishing to serve
on all student activities such as
s t u d e n t council, homecoming
queen, etc. If a sufficient number
of black students are not selected
in the usual procedures, then the
black students will select one
black student for every five white
-"The Contract between the
Teacher's Association and the
Board of Education should pro-
vide that tenure provisions do not
apply where school personnel are
found guilty of racial discrimi-
-"Provide compensatory aca-
demic, psychological and social
services for all children, Negro or
white, from low income families.
-"Better quality of education
for Negro students.
--"Employ more Negroes as ad-
ministrators, principals, counsel-
ors and teachers; those who have
demonstrated a concern and in-
volvement in eliminating the
social injustices associated with
-"In addition to honors for the
College and University prep cur-
riculums for outstanding students,
awards should also be given to
those in other curriculums, such
as Industrial Arts, Stenographic,
-"Establish a Dr. Martin
Luther King award, beginning
this June, in recognition of in-
dividual black students or organi-
zations who made outstanding
contributions in the field of civil
or human rights. The award
should be on the same level as
the academic awards given to,
graduating Seniors yearly. Recom-
mendations for this award should
be made -by a committee com-
posed of active Civil Rights lead-
ers in the school and in the com-
Rejection of the compromise
would presumably send union and Michigan State Universitywill
employer representatives back to soon switch from its present A to
the conference table. rdn ytmt e u
President Charles de Gaulle met mercad system io a new nu-
hPmidundius k merial system involving ten-
with Pompidou and members of grades from 0.0 to 4.5.
the government to discuss worker The new system along with
hostility toward settling the strike. several other changes in educa-
The ministers also gave formal tional policy was recently ap-
approval to a proposed law for proved by the school's Academic!
reforming France's educational Senate, a university-wide faculty
and economic structures. IT will body. It still must be approved byI
probably be submitted to the na- President John Hannah and the
tion in a referendum June 16. Board of Trustees before plans
Information Minister Georges can be made to implement it this
Gorse told newsmen after the coming fall.'
meeting that de Gaulle himself Presently, MSU uses a five point
will explain the law to the French scale of A, B, C, D, and F for its
people in a television broadcast grading system. The numerical
June 3 and the referendum cam- system will consist of the follow-j
paign for and against the reform ing scale of 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5,
law is to begin the following day. 2.0, 1.5, 1.0, 0.5, and 0.0, with theI
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