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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 13, 1978-Page

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MBand
gets downs

Mediator
hopes to
settle mail
talks early

WASHINGTON

(AP) - A labor

It was bound to
happen. The 250-
member University
Marching' Band, led
by George Caverder,
has gone disco, this
weel's half-time
show featuring (what
else?) music from
the film "Saturday
Night Fever." The
group will open with
"Staying Alive",
followed by "Open
Sesame'!, ''How
Deep is Your Love"
and "Salsation". The
extravaganza will
wind up with the
band performance of
"Night Fever" while
doing a giant John
Travoltaesque line
dance. Though the
musicians are not
expected to opt for
gold lame uniforms,
the Bee Gees would
be proud.

Cavender

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Happenings...
. .start put with abit of self-improvement. Registration for Speed
Reading and writing classes at the Reading and Learning Skills
Center begins at 8 a.m and runs until 4 p.m. The Center is located at
1610 Washtenaw. . . persons interested in project Community can
register at 2204 Michigan Union. Registration continues until Sept.
A5. . . Commission for Women meets at noon in 2549 LSA. The meeting
is, of course, open to all men and women ... Episcopal students are
invited to an open house at the new Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State St.,
from 1 to 5 p.m.. . . the lecture you've been waiting for all summeris
at 2:10, room 220 West Engineering. "Research and Development in
High Speed Bulk Forming", will be discussed by Dr. Stephen Tobias of
the Universty of Birmingham. Get there early to aviod the
crowds ... there's a Hopwood Tea from 3-5 p.m., Hopwood Room
1006, Angell Hall ... at 7:30, Edward Fronczak, a systems research
program talk presents an "Introduction to Fortran" in the Natural
Sciences Auditorium . . . students interested in participating in
Project Outreach's programs in education, criminal justice, child-
care, mental health, grass root organizations, health care, or mental
and physical difficulties should attend a mass meeting at 7:30, Hill
Auditorium. For further information, call 764-9179 or stop by the
Project Outreach office at 554 Thompson.. . Aktsia (Soviet Jewry
and human rights) holds their first meeting at 7:30 at Hillel, 14299
Hill .. also at :30, the Undergrat Political Science Association holds
its first meeting in 2003 Angell Hall. . . and at 8 p.m. Science for the
People will sponsor a slide show, "The Food System in China" in the
Henderson Room of the League.
Fitz gets MEA support
State Senator William Fitzgerald, the democratic candidate for
governor has won the backing of the Michigan Education Association.
According to MEA President, Keith Geiger, "It was the group's
conclusion after examining the responses of both candidates that
Senator Fitzgerald has a broader understanding of our daily
problems." "
(F) utility
When Steven Bobrick decided to take advantage of his utility
company's estimated payment plan, he expected a more reasonable
bill. Instead, he found the utility company was seemingly taking
advantage of him. His first bill was for $340,015.06. At 12 bills per year
that would be about $4 million for his 940-square foot home. "My first
reaction was panic," Bobrick said. "Then I just sat there and giggled.
It wasn't easy to stop." Bobrick called the company and the answering
customer service agent, he says, "just kind of went, 'Og, God!' " and
told him to move the decimal point.
On the outside.. .
... today you can expect more showers and a high of about 71
degrees. Showers will continue through tonight with the low reaching
the mid 50s.

mediator moved yesterday to settle the
deadlocked postal contract dispute on
his own as big-city union leaders
warned that his action could trigger an
illegal mail strike this week.
Mediator James Healy said he would
make a final, binding contract decision
by Saturday because the Postal Service
and three unions representing 516,000
workers had failed to make progress
toward a settlement after 10 days of
talks.
HEALY SAID the two sides still could
reach their own agreement before
Saturday's 10 a.m. EDT deadline,
superseding his decision. But "while a
negotiated settlement is still possible, it
is almost certain now that it will be
necessary for me to resolve the issues,"
he added.
The unions are seeking to improve a
19.5 per cent wage increase contained
in a proposed three-year contract
rejected by workers last month.
Management, however, wants to
remove a no-layoff clause contained in
the rejected pact.
Healy's announcement brought
renewed threats by a group of local
union leaders to stage illegal walkouts
across the country, possibly as early as
Wednesday night.
THE LOCAL leaders contend a
settlement by Healy is unacceptable
because workers would be denied a vote
on the new agreement. But national
union leaders generally discounted the
strike threats. "Only a few people with
a death wish are going to walk out,"
said one official of the 299,000-member
American Postal Workers Union.
Mail strikes - like all walkouts by
federal employees - are illegal and
can leave strikers subject to dismissal.
fines and jail terms. A federal judge
already has issued a temporary order
barring a. strike, and Postal Service
officials say they will move swiftly and
sternly against any striking worker.
Local union leaders threatening to
strike acknowledged yesterday that
their plans are tentative and depend on
how much support they can muster
from their generally conservative
members.
THE POSTAL Workers, the nation's
largest postal union, represents mail
clerks and other employees who work
indoors. No similar strike threats have
come from the other two unions
involved in the dispute, the 181,000-
member National Letter Carriers
Association or the 36,000-member
Mailhandlers union.
The two sides agreed to an unusual
15-day bargaining-arbitration period
that began on Sept. 1 as a last-minute
compromise to avert a nationwide
strike.
Leaders of the Postal Workers and
Letter Carriers had threatened to strike
unless management agreed to
renegotiate the rejected contract. In
agreeing to do so, however, the Postal
Service won the unions' agreement to
resolve their dispute through binding
arbitration if a settlement was not
reached in 15 days.
UNDER THE compromise, a
negotiated settlement would require a
second ratification vote by union
members, but a ruling by Healy would
not. However, it is understood that
Postal Workers union leaders may
submit an arbitrator's settlement to
their members even though a vote
would have no legal force.
The largely symbolic move would
undercut opposition from local leaders,
but also would subject national leaders
to the risk of a second rejection that
might force them to call a strike.
The 19.5 per cent wage increase
contained in the earlier package, which
includes cost-of-living raises, would
increase the average annual salary of a
postal worker from $15,900 to $19,100 in
1981.

The University
of
Michigan

Professional
Theatre
Program

WIL LIA M
LEACH in
SHE STOOPS
TO CONQUER
OLIVER Directed by
GOLDSMITH's Andrew Mendelson
delightful 18th Wed. - Sun.
Century romp, Oct. 18 - 22
subtitled "The
Mistakes of a
Night," offers an
uproarious
comedy of errors.
Bumbling
bumpkins, fatuous
fops and
languishing ladies
join forces to
make this
marvelous
entertainment set
against 18th
Century manners
avid elegance.
FREDERICK
COFFIN in
THE I NSPECTOR
GENERAL
NIKOLAI Directed by
GOGOL's satire James Martin
describes Wed. - Sun.
deliciously the Feb. 14 - 18
comical events of
a Russian village
which mistakes a
young opportunist
for the
government
inspector and
proceeds to offer
him bribes -
including the
mayor's daughter
- before finally
discovering its
error and losses.
SERIES DA'TES
A Wed. Eves. at8 pm: Oct. 18, Nov. 29, Feb. 14,
Apr.11w
B Thurs. Eves. at 8 pm: Oct. 19. Nov. 30, Feb.
15, Apr 12
C Fri.Eves, at 8 pm: Oct. 20, Dec. 1, Feb. 16.
Apr. 13
D Sat. Eves. at 8 pm: Oct. 21, Dec. 2, Feb. 17,
Apr. 14
E Sun. Mats. at 2 pm: Oct. 22, Dec. 3, Feb. 18,
Apr.-15
SERIES PRICES
20% Discount for Students
10% Discount for non-Students
Series A, B, E
Full Non-Student U-M Student
Value Pays Pays

CHRISTOPHER
WALKEN as
RICHARD
THE SECOND

WILLIAM
SHAKESPEARE's
masterful
chronicle relates
the fall of King
Richard II who
was defeated by
weaknesses in his
own nature, but
ennobled by
suffering. More
poet than lord of
the realm, Richard
proves no match
to the strength of
Bolingbroke, his
cold, calculating
usurper.

Directed by
Richard Burgwin
Wed. - Sun.
Nov. 29 - Dec. 3

in the Power Center

Guest
Artist
Series

1978
1979
Season

MEL
WIN KLER

in

THE RIVER
NIGER

JOSEPH A.
WALKER's
award-winning
and gripping
drama describes
passionately the
struggle of a
Harlem patriarch,
housepainter and
sometime poet as
he strives to make
a place in history
for himself, his
family and his
people.

Directed by
Rhonnie Washington
Wed. - Sun.
Apr. 11-15

BASIC TICKET INFORMATION
Series Sale. Full Season subscriptions
are on sale now by Mail Order only.
Orders will be filled in order of receipt.
The Subscription Office will open for
over-the-counter series sales after
Labor Day.
Dual Orders. When ordering season
tickets with other persons, please use
separate order forms and mail to-
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recording of your subscription.
Charges. MASTER CHARGE and VISA
accepted on mail orders only.
Tickets Mailed Out. Subscriber's tic-
kets for all plays will be mailed on Oc-
tober 6, 1978. If a stamped, self-
addressed return envelope is not
enclosed with order, tickets will be
automatically held for pick-up at the
Power Center Box Office.
Office Hours. The PTP Ticket Office in
the Michigan League; hours after Labor
Day: Monday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm, 2-5
pm.
Attention U-M Students. If you are unable to
select a series to purchase at this time, please
inquire at our Ticket Office for exact details
regarding our SPECIAL U-M STUDENT
COUPON BOOK which offers seats for
these fine productions for as little as $2.00 per
ticket throughout the year. COUPON BOOK
holders also receive Disco unts on University
Showcase Productions and various special
PTP offerings.

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8.00

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Volume LIX. No. 6
Wednesday, September 13, 1978
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