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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 14, 1978-Page 7

Campus unions rally forces

No violence reported in L.A.
as busing boycott continues

By MITCH CANTOR '.
Shouting "Stop the attacks on
campus labor" and carrying picket
signs urging amalgamation of
campus unions, 50 people gathered
in the Diag and marched to the
Administration Building late
yesterday afternoon to show their
support for campus labor
organizations.
The rally, sponsored by the newly-
formed Campus Labor Support
Group (CLSG), was meant to urge
campus labor groups to band
together for more leverage in
dealing with the University.
CLSG FOUNDER Bruce Richard
was the first to speak, addressing
the pro-labor crowd in the Diag.
"It's time for students and
workers to get together to give it to
the University, who's crushing one
group and giving the other the
finger," Richard said.
The unsuccessful 1978 City Council
candidate said the rally marked the
first time all the groups
representing the University labor
force have gathered together.
AFTER THE group marched to
Regents Plaza 'at five o'clock,
several of the local labor leaders
spoke briefly.
Graduate Employees Organiza-
tion (GEO) President Mike Clark
shouted his appeal for strength
among the campus labor

organizations.
"There's a group of people sitting
inside that building (the
Administration Building) . . . it's a
group similar to the Ku Klux
Klan . . . they're against
affirmative action and anti-union,"
Clark said before the crowd.
DWIGHT NEWMAN, president of
the American Federation of State,
County, and Municipal Workers
(AFSCME) local 1583 agreed that
there is a need for more unity among
campus labor groups.
"Though we (labor groups) may
disagree on some of the methods (of
getting demands) ... we agree on
the same goals," Newman said.
Organizing Committee for
Clericals (OCC) Chairwoman
Marianne Jensen urged campus
workers to link their forces in order
to "halt the divide-and-conquer
strategy the University has been
perpetrating."
SEVERAL SIGNS demonstrators
displayed urged a March, 1979 strike
to coincide with the renegotiation of
the AFSCME contract. However, the
pro-strike sentiment was only
emphasized by caucuses within
AFSCME, GEO and OCC. Clark and
Newman, however, refused to
commit themselves either way on
the question of a spring strike.

"I haven't seen the support for
such an actionwithin GEO. Right
now, we're really concerned with the
court case (to decide whether the
GEO can collectively bargain with
the University)," Clark said.
But he added he "would go along
with the will of the membership"
should they call for a strike.
NEWMAN SAID the rally shows
that "everyone (campus labor
groups) sees 'that they need
everyone else. Everyone's getting
kicked around on campus."
Newman said an all-campus labor
strike this spring "is kind of
premature as far as I can see."
Though most of the crowd
consisted of those directly involved
in campus labor, the rally drew the
attention of many onlookers, such as
former candidate for the
Democratic nomination to the State
Senate Ed Pierce.
"It would really pay off if they
(campus unions) could get
together," commented Pierce. "I'm
a strong believer in unions. You get
left out economically if you're not
part of a strong union."
The rally occurred at a crucial
time for labor on the University's
campus, as GEO is involved in
hearings which will determine its
power. The OCC has at the same
time completed its signature drive
to hold a union certification vote.

LOS ANGELES (AP)-An anti-busing boycott of Los
Angeles schools by white youngsters appeared to ease only
slightly in the second day of court-ordered integration
yesterday, as hundreds of students stayed home from class.
City officials said they had not yet compiled attendance
figures but it appeared there was no substantial lessening in
the high absenteeism that greeted the opening of classes
Tuesday.
POLICE AT AN emergency command center said there
were no reports of violence yesterday. They also said there
were no signs of anti-busing pickets, which had been reported
in scattered locations Tuesday. They said they would shut
down the center at the end of the school day.
School buses rolled out before dawn on rain-slicked
freeways to pick up more than 60,000 youngsters throughout
the sprawling 711-square-mile school district, the nation's
largest geographically and second-largest numerically.
The controversial court-ordered integration plan calls for
mandatory busing of 32,000 fourth-through-eighth graders
and the voluntary busing of 30,000 others in the 570,000-
student system. It went into effect after a bitter 15-year court
struggle.
DAVID HOUCK, principal of Griffin Avenue Elementary
School, said two more white students came to school yester-
day-raising the total to 19 of the 130 eligible white transers
from Topeka Drive School in the predominantly white San
Fernando Valley.

Houck said he wasn't surprised by the turnout. After at-
tening a parents' meeting last week, he found only 23 parents
committed to busing their youngsters to his primarily
Hispanic East Side school. Others planned to register their
children in private schools or to boycott.
"Now we will not integrate every classroom," Houck said.
"We'll probably integrate two of the seven fourth, fifth and
sixth grade classes."
GRIFFIN STREET, which last fall had just over 600
pupils, had an enrollment of 455 on Tuesday.
Stevenson Junior High School, also on the East Side,
received 14 more youngsters on the second day of school,
Assistant principal Jeanie Dreier, who said she expects even
more as the week progresses, said some pupils who were
there on the first day weren't back yesterday.
Trenton James, 13, hadn't attended on the first day
because his parents wanted to see how things turned out. But
his friend, 13-year-old Bobby Richard, assured him it wasn't
so bad so he went yesterday.
"It's okay, but I would rather to to Sequoia (his neigh-
borhood school)," said Bobby. "I could ride my bike there
and I want to put some mileage on it."
Y Bus driver Jonathon Jones said he had been followed all
along his route yesterday by a green pickup truck carrying a
family, which displayed a sign reading, "Voluntary, Not
Mandatory."

VICTORY FOR CARTER:
Civil service bill clears House

Hill marchers cross campus to
express distaste for food plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House
handed President Carter a major
domestic policy victory yesterday by
approving changes in the civil service
system similar to those the ad-
ministration requested.
The legislation was passed by an
overwhelming vote of 385-10, making
way for a conference to negoitate the
differences with a Senate-passed bill.
SPONSORS CLAIM the areas of
dispute are minor and predicted that
the legislation will be sent to the
president for signing before Congress'
planned adjournment in mid-October.
"If you look at the total bill, the only
significant loss is in the veterans

preference area," said Civil Service
Commission Chairman Alan Campbell.
The House decided to retain existing
laws which give retired military per-'
sonnel an advantage in hiring and
retention when they seek and obtain
federal jobs. This position, which was
taken earlier, was affirmed by a vote of
327 to 70.
THE ADMINISTRATION had hoped
to place limits on the practice which
would diminish the damage' done to
women and minorities seeking
decision-making jobs.
Designed to allow better
management of the bureaucracy, the
House civil service bill would make it

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addition.
During their July* meeting, the
Regents approved preliminary plans
for consolidation necessary to ask for
funding from the Department of
Housing and Urban Development.
ALTHOUGH this does not represent
approval of the plan by the Regents,
Housing officials have voiced their
commitment to grouping food services
on the Hill and have made statements
that such a move would eventually take
place with or without federal dollars.
Spokespersons for SUDS say if
Regents approve the site and give the
Housing Office the okay to select an
architect, those decisions will spell an
end to student protest on the issue.
Although scattered signs did appear
in several dorms on the Hill,
yesterday's demonstration was largely
the result of word-of-mouth
communication which began Tuesday.
"I really didn't expect this many
eople," said Warren Thornthwaite, a
resident advisor at Mosher-Jordan and
the foremost spokesman for SUDS.
AT THE demonstration were many
representatives from all Hill dorms,
with the largest contingents coming
from Alice Lloyd and Mosher-Jordan.
Students pointed out numerous
reasons for opposing the University's
plans. "Being a female, and having to
go out to another place to eat,
especially during winter when it's night
out, I feel it's unsafe," said Rusty
Kimmel, a resident of Stockwell.
Housing officials have projected the
costs of constructing enlarged facilities
at Mosher-Jordan and converting the
facilities of other affected dorms into
student residences and lounges and
Carter maps
plan; sumni
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headquarters in this forested retreat;
for a talk Tuesday night lasting close to
an hour and a half.
After that conference, Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance, national security
adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and other
U.S. officials worked past midnight in
Holly Lodge, the principal negotiating
site.
They were understood to be working

stated that in the long run the
consolidation will annually save
$458,000. Students, however, seem
willing to foot the costs.
"I'M WILLING to dish out the extra
money, it's worth it," said Dave
"
'Dorm food is bad enough
-I don 't want to walk
through hell,- snow and
sleet to eat it.'
-Matt Pryor
Schwab, a first-year student from Alice
Lloyd.
"Even the experts can't tell us how
the inflation rate is going to go the next
few years," said Matt Pryor, also a
freshman, who questioned the Housing
Office's projection of costs.
"Dorm food is bad enough - I don't

want to walk through hell, snow and,
sleet to eat it," Pryor added.
THE DEMONSTRATION began
shortly after 7 p.m. when the group
marched across the Diag to Fleming's
house, blocking traffic and chanting
"Regents eat at home, why can't we?"
and "Food consolidation: oh shit!"
After a noisy parade alongside the
graduate library, the group stood
outside Fleming's house and passed up
about 50 signs to the front door.
After the crowd chanted for several
minutes, Sally Fleming walked out to
the front porch and informed the group
her husband was not home. She grinned
as the demonstrators chanted "Food
consolidation: oh shit!" saying, "It's a
real problem, I know."
Before marching back to the Hill,
leader Thornthwaite told the crowd,
"This is a really amazing thing - I
think we've made a pretty clear
statement about how we feel."

Rep. admits taking
Korean contribution

easier to fire incompetent employees,
base hiring and firing on merit system
principles, and establish a senior
Executive Service whose members
would receive merit pay instead of
regular raises as an incentive to im-
prove performance.
It lays out the rights and respon-
sibilities of labor and management in
collective bargaining on behalf of
federal employees. 'It also provides
protection for "whistleblowers," those
employees who report misconduct or
agency foul-ups.
The Civil Service Commission would
be abolished and its functions split bet-
ween a Merit Systems Protection Board
for administration and an Office of Per-
sonnel Management to handle em-
ployee appeals.
In a calculated public relations
gesture, Campbell telephoned
President Carter at Camp David and
told him of the victory on the bill at the
start of a news conference after the
House vote.
"We have very few amendments
which we do not like," he told the
president.
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Developing countries
show economic growth,
WASHINGTON (AP) - Economic dustrial nations.
growth of poor nations outpaced growth THE BANK SAID in its annual report
rates of industrial nations last year, in that the gross national product of
part because of improved food supplies developing nations grew by 5.4 per cent
and rising exports, the World Bank said in 1977, compared with 3.9 per cent for
yesterday. a industrial nations. The year before,
In addition, prospects for continuing economics of poor nations grew 6.4 per
rapid growth of poor, nations remain cent, compared with 4.6 per cent for in-
favorable as long as new barriers to dustrial nations.
their exports are not erected by in- The bank said many poor nations
have done better than their wealthier
counterparts in making the necessary
Palestinian internal economic adjustments that
allowed them to recover from the deep
worldwide recession of 1974 and 1975.
it nears en d But the bank stressed that massive
rural poverty afflicts most of the poor
nations and that their foremost
on provisions for the, Palestinians' problem "is that of ensuring that
future as well as guidelines for agricultural production expands faster
continuing talks past the summit. than population."
Then, beginning at 6:45 a.m., Carter IT SAID THE world food situation
held another brainstorming session has improved since the general food
with Vance, Brzezinski and Harold crisis of 1974. A bank official said global
Saunders, assistant secretary of state food reserlves now equal about 20 per
for the Middle East and the American cent of world needs for 'a year, com-
official responsible for drafting pared with just 10 per cent five years
ettlement nrnols. 1 ago.

WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. Edward
Roybal admitted under oath yesterday
that he received $1,000 in cash from
former South Korean rice dealer
Tongsun Park in 1974 and that he did
not report the campaign contribution as
required by law.
The California Democrat also
testified that he did not know whether
he kept the money or turned it over to
his campaign committee.
BUT HE MAINTAINED that his
previous conflicting statements to the
House Ethics Committee were not at-
tempts to hide the contribution but only
the results of his lack of knowledge
about the man who gave him the
money.
Asked why he did not report the con-
tribution, Roybal said, "I made a
mistake. I should have. It was a
mistake in judgment."
Roybal was the first of four House
members to face questioning by the
House ethics committee on his role in
the South Korean influence-buying
scandal.
ROYBAL SAID HE received the
lmoney from Park in a meeting in the
officer of former Rep. Otto Passman
(D-La.) in 1974. He testified that'
Passman introduced him to the man
but that he didn't catch the name and
that he never asked Passman who the
man was who gave him $1,000 in cash in
an envelope.
Roybal said he previously told com-
mittee investigators that he never met
Tongsun Park and that he never
received any money from him
"because I didn't know that the man
was Tongsun Park."
Asked why he had previously denied
receiving money from a Korean
national, he replied, "I didn't know that

Tongsun Park was a foreign national. It
could have been a Korean who was a
citizen of the United States."
PARK HAD TESTIFIED earlier in
the day that he gave the money to
Roybal. Roybal's campaign treasurer
also testified that money never was
turned over to him.
The committee has accused Roybal
of failing to report the campaign con-
tribution and of converting the cash to
his own use. It also has accused him of
testifying falsely that he never received
the money and of later testifying falsely
that he received the money but gave it
to his re-election campaign.
The committee is scheduled to hear
closing arguments against Roybal on
Sept. 27.

-LS&A SCHOLARSHIPS-
LS&A Scholarship applications for winter 1979 will be
available in 1220 Angell Hall beginning Sept. 15, 1978. To
qualify for scholarship consideration, a studentmust be an
LS&A undergraduate and have attended the University of
Michigan for at least one full term. Sophomores must have a
U of M grade point of 3.7 or better and Juniors and Seniors
must have a GPA of at least 3.6. The awards are based on
financial need and on academic merit. Completed applica-
tions must be returned to 1220 Angell Hall by October 12.

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