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oliee allegedly
sa nan in dorm

By TIMOTHY YAGLE
A member of the Revolutionary
Communist Youth Brigade (RCYB)
trying to sell his organization's
newspaper was allegedly dragged from
the lunch line at Alice Lloyd dormitory
by Ann Arbor police yesterday and
later thrown to the ground in an outer
hallway, according to RCYB member
and dorm resident Don Alexander.
Randy Schwartz said he and another
RCYB member and one supporter were

standing near the line trying to sell
literature when someone nearby com-
plained to dorm officials. The officials
informed the group they did not have a
permit to display and sell propaganda
and then told them to leave, he said.
SCHWARTZ ALSO said the officials
told the group they "wanted to keep
revolutionaries out of the dorms," and
did not want communists selling their
literature there. "They wouldn't do that
if we were frat rats trying to advertise a
party," he said. Alice Lloyd officials

could not be reached for comment.
The group "began agitating pretty
loudly," Schwartz continued, and when
he started walking away, a policeman
grabbed him and began making an
arrest. "I went back oward the line,"
he said, "and three or four cops poun-
ced on me and dragged me out of the
lunch line. They threw me on the
ground and crashed my head. Schwartz
said the officers also broke his glasses.
Schwartz said he was then taken to
the police station for one hour,

released, and told he might be arrested
later for disorderly conduct.
The brigade member said the group
would soon return to the dorm to "do
some more agitation" and he had con-
sidered pressing charges against the
police but would "wait and see what
they do.
Ann Arbor police officials refused to
confirm or deny the incident, saying
only that they never arrested Schwartz
but might charge him with disorderly
conduct once they obtain a warrant.

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Man hurt, 2 arrested outside Dooley's

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By TIMOTHY YAGLE
One man was injured and two were
arrested in a scuffle with Ann Arbor
Police late Wednesday night outside
Dooley's, according to witnesses and
Ann Arbor Police.
The two men are 21-years-old and are
from Detroit. Their names have not
been released pending arraignment.
ACCORDING TO AN employee at
Dooley's, who asked to remain
anonymous, a police officer was stan-
ding outside of the bar on Maynard St.

at 11:15 p.m. He said the officer was
talking to a man in fron of a blue van.
The Dooley's employee said three
apparently drunk male friends came
from around the corner of E. Liberty
Ave. and Maynard St. and were
walking towards Dooley's.
One of the men bumped into the of-
ficer, who then pushed him 'away..
Another member of the group of com-
panions then walked around the rear
side of the van and blindsided the of-
ficer who was arguing with the man

who bumped into him.
The blow knocked the officer about
half-way to the ground, according to the
Dooley's employee. A police
spokesman said the officer's hand was
injured.
THE OFFICER then grabbed the
man who knocked him down and threw
him to the cement sidewalk. The em-
ployee said the man resisted and
wouldn't stay down. In an effort'to calm
him down, the officer hit the man over
the head with his flashlight, cutting him

just above the forehead, according to
reports from the witness and police.
The man was treated and released
from University Hospital, police said.
The officer finally pinned the man on
the ground and handcuffed him, the
employee continued. "The guy just
wouldn't cooperate," the employee
said.
One of the men was charged with
assaulting an officer while the other
was arrested for obstructing and
resisting an officer.

Affirmative action law tough to enforce

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ministrator Patrick Kenney. "We
probably are discouraging some people
from bidding."
TREADWAY estimated about 30 or 40
per cent of the companies that bid on
city contracts have racially or sexually

unbalanced work forces. According to
the law, firms must submit affirmative
action plans to the city before a con-
tract can be awarded.
Treadway's estimate is "low," ac-'
cording to Bill King, Assistant Director
for Contract Compliance at the State
Department of Civil Rights' Detroit of-
fice.
"Very few (companies), I'd say, have
what we would like to think of as an op-
timum number of minorities and
women," King said.
AFTER A FIRM is singled out as the
lovwest bidder, it must fill out forms
listing the number of women and
minorities the company employs.
Treadway, however, said he simply
does not have enough staff members to
verify the information firms provide.
And so Treadway's department must
trust companies to supply accurate
data.
But Treadway does not consider
reliance on trust a major problem.
"When it comes to putting their own
signatures on something, they (com-
pany executives) are not going to
knowingly lie," he said.,
The staffing situation is more serious
when it comes to verifying that com-
pany promises to implement affir-
mative action plans are carried out,
Treadway explained.
THE HUMAN Rights division often
approves a contract automatically for a
first-time bidderthat promises to enact
an affirmative action plan, according to
City Purchasing Director John
Bergren, who negotiates citycontraets.
But when the firm bids on another
city contract, the city often finds that
the contractor has made "no attempt to
keep its promise," Bergren said.
Rather than reject the bid of a firm
that is racially or sexually unbalanced,

the Human Rights division prefers to
work with a company to help it create
an affirmative action program, Tread-
way said.
BUT TREADWAY added he is not
sure if City Council would accept the
higher bidder which has the Human
Rights division's approval over the
lower bidder which does not.
"People above us have different con-
cerns," Treadway said. "They, have to
make a decision as to whether it (af-
firmative action) is worth the cost," he
added.
A spot check of. bidsheets sent to
Council since January 1979 showed that
10 of 40 contracts approved were either,
not endorsed by the Human Rights
division or received the division's
qualified approval.
COUNCIL MEMBERS admit they
rarely look into bids that received con-
ditional approval by Human Rights,
partly because the contracts are passed
by Council with little discussion.
While most bidders attempt to
cooperate with the Human Rights
division's request for information, one
contractor, Data General Corporation
of Westborough, Mass., refused to do
so.
"They didn't get Human Rights ap-
proval and I didn't sign it," Treadway
said.
BUT THE CONTRACT was awarded
anyway, because Data General was the
only company able to do the job -
fixing the city's downtown traffic con-
trol computer. Data General designed
the computer.
Treadway said City Hall ad-
ministrators told him, "If we don't go
with them (Data General), then we
don't get our system fixed."
Although Treadway reports directly
to the City Administrator's office, his

refusal to approve Data General's
racial mix was not recorded on the bid-
sheet sent to Council. The ad-
ministration also neglected to inform
Council it was approving a bidder that
had not received Human Rights' endor-
sement. And none of the nine members
of City Council contacted said they
were aware that Data General had not
been approved by Human Rights.
"WE PROBABLY just plain didn't
notice it. As far as your attention being
brought to a problem (by the ad-
ministration), no, it isn't," Leslie
Morris, (D-Second Ward), said.
Morris insisted, as did Clifford
Sheldon (R-Third Ward), Edward Hood
(R-Fourth Ward), and Greenberg, that
Council would back up administration
and the Personnel/Human Rights
Department if they recommended that
a company not be awarded a contract
because it refused to institute affir-
mative action.
Affirmative action enforcement and
municipal Human Rights activities
have suffered nationwide due to the
current recession, both Treadway and
Chauncey said.
"PEOPLE ACROSS the country ap-
parently feel that that is one area they
can do with fewer dollars and fewer
people," Treadway said.
Chauncey, who has been with the city
10 years as a Human Rights in-
vestigator, said the recession is im-
pairing affirmative action efforts
because minorities and women are
traditionally "lasthired, firstfired."
Chauncey said companies citing the
well-publicized Bakke case as an
argument against affirmative action
were just making excuses. "Their at-
titude is, 'I'm tired of all this crap, all
this paperwork," he said.
Tomorrow: The Human Rights Com'
mission.

'U' of Cincinnati profs strike

CINCINNATI (AP) - Professors at
the University of Cincinnati went on
strike' for higher salaries yesterday,
emptying many classrooms at down-
town and suburban campuses and
delaying midterm examinations for
some of the 38,000 students at Ohio's
second-largest school.
"It's like a ghost campus, walking
around here," said student government
president Ali D'Arrigo.
The American Association of Univer-
sity Professors, representing 1,800
professors and assistant. professors,
called the strike after failing to reach
agreement with the administration on a
new contract,

UNION LEADER said they hoped as
many as 900 professors would join the
strike. University officials said they
planned to keep the state-supported
school open as usual.
The strike came as parents in the
Cincinnati School District were
preparing to keep their children home
today because of a one-day walkout by
teachers to demonstrate the financial
plight of the public schools. The system
will close for several weeks in Novem-
ber because of a budget shortage.
The first visible sign of the university
strike came when professors, who now'
earn an average of $27,426 a year,

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began walking picket lines at the *down-
town campus, two suburban campuses,
the medical school, and law school.
SOME CLASSES were in session
when the day started, but in others a
handful of students waited the
traditional 15 minutes for their
professors and then left.
About 34 per cent of 369 scheduled
classes were held during the first two
hours of the day, school officials said.
' "Of course, some professors told
their students that they were not
crossing picket lines, but would hold
classes off campus," said Ken Servoie,
a University spokesman.
ABOUT 68 PER CENT of University
of Cincinnati students commute to
school.
Thestrike touched off some parties in
campus dormitories, but not all studen-
ts were pleased. D'Arrigo said that if
teachers were not back in the
classrooms by Monday, student leaders
,would go to court seeking to force them
back. She also said the students would
seek tuition refunds if there is a
prolonged strike.
University officials said they hoped:
an agreement could be reached through
negotiations, which were to resume;
again Thursday.
The, administration rejected the ;
teacher union's final contract proposal
including a 19.5-per cent salary in-
crease over two years. The school's
latest package offered 15.4 per cent
over two years.
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