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Page 10-Wednesday, January 17, 1979-The Michigan Daily

MSA tables union support
ed from Page 1)

'U'opens rebuttals
in GEO status case


workers have demonstrated that a
majority of them want to unionize, he
would like to see MSA recognize the
Cellar employees at the meeting ex-
plained that the issues they want
represented by a union dealt with their
goal of self-management and more
autonomy for the store. Wages and
benefits are not the key issues, accor-
ding to Glatz.
THE EMPLOYEES and the union are

dissatisfied with the student represen-
tatives on the Cellar Board of Direc-
tors, he said. Some MSA members con-
tended the students showed no interest
on the Cellar Board.
However, Alland explained that-
student representation on the board is a
a low level, but that "there is more
student interest than has been alluded
MSA appoints students to the Cellar
Board of Directors.
Chairman of the Cellar Board Tom
Easthope, was present at the MSA
meeting, but did not address the
Assembly because he was part of the
management not invited.
"I'm not against the union, but I'm
concerned with the erosion between
students and labor which may result
from union representation," said
Vice President Kate Rubin, who
proposed the resolution, said the
assembly "misunderstood" what it was
going to contain.
"It was a resolution for support and

solidarity with workers in the Cellar,"
said Rubin. "This is clearly in the in-
terest of the students, and turning it in-
to a student verus labor issue is missing
the point completely," she said.
She added MSA should urge the
student representatives on the Board of
Directors of the Cellar to cooperate
with the IWW.
However, Assembly member
Richard Pace said MSA was not in a

position to vote on the Cellar, but the
persons working there should decide
whether they want union represen-
"I've been told that under 10 per cent
of the workers are student, and it used
to be 100 per cent when the Cellar
opened," said Pace. "The question that
MSA should be concerned with is what
the union will do in the future to change
the policy," he said.

Join The

Islamization emerges,
erodes Western influence

Presi nt of K.M.S. Fusion-Henry Russell A ward winner
will lecture on
Thursday, January 18-4:00 PM
231 Angell Hall
Sponsored by the Collegiate Institute for
Values and Science
To the Freshmen: It wouldn't be the
If there weren't some rumors about it.
Just for the record,
Here are some of the things we're not:
In the bar 24 hours a day, and so forth.
Come down and see us during Fraternity Rush Week at our
mysterious century old DEKE Chapel, 611 % E. William Street,
next to White's Market.
DELTA KAPPA EPSILON, a Michigan tradition
since1854, is back on campus.

(Continued from Page 7)
Arabic to Latin alphabets, instituted
the Saturday-Sunday "vikend" for
Islam's Friday Sabbath and adapted
Italian and Swiss laws.
But when multiparty democracy
came after 1946, the Democrat Party,
which played to peasants' suppressed
religious feelings, was swept into
power. Now Turkish leaders remain
committed to "secularization" but also
cultivate religion.
Recently more than 100 were killed in
violence that flared when the left
backed one Moslem sect, the Alevis -
Turkey's equivalent of the Shiite
Moslems that are behind Iran's revolt
- and the right backed the dominant

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(Continued from Page 1)
date for a treaty. Israel has said that af-
ter that date, which passed without an
agreement, new settlements would be
The Israeli army denied yesterday's
attack was made in retaliation for a
Palestinian terrorist raid at Maalot in
northern Israel last Saturday in which
an Israeli woman and all three
guerrillas were killed.
operation was "consistent with Israel's
policy of hitting the terrorist
organization and foiling their plans to
attack Israel."
The military command in Tel Aviv
gave few details of the raid, which took
place at Ras el-Ain, 12 miles north of
the Israeli border and two miles south
of the Lebanese port city of Tyre.
The statement said Israeli troops
landed, blew up a "building which
sheltered terrorists . . . and navy
vessels shelled terrorist concentrations
along the shore."
THE ARMY DID not say how many
troops were involved or whether they
encountered resistance. An army
spokesman scoffed at a statement by
the Palestine Liberation Organization
that claimed guerrillas fought a pitched
battle with the Israelis and "inflicted
heavy casualties in the enemy ranks."
The PLO statement, issued in Beirut,
said the Israelis "pulled out leaving big
amounts of weapons and blood pools
behind" after blowing up "an empty
farm house.' The PLO said there were
no civilian or guerrilla casualties in the

Sunnis. Some observers fear more
trouble if leftists and rightists'further
exploit religious fervor. The West is
considering an. aid package to solve
economic problems in Turkey, which
like Iran borders the Soviet Union.
IN AFGHANISTAN, another Moslem
nation bordering the Soviets, opponents
of the pro-Moscow government have
become guerrillas supporting "Islamic
jurisprudence." Islam is incompatible
with communism chiefly because of the
latter's espousal of atheism.
In Egypt, while some young women
wear tight slacks, an increasing num-
ber are covering their heads with
"muhageba," the traditional shawl.
And observers say that Moslems have
the potential for great political influen-
ce since the network of mosques and
religious associations give them an
organization second only to the army.
As far as Islam's reaction to Western
ways is concerned, oil-rich Saudi
Arabia and Libya should not have any
problems. While both spend lavishly on
modern machinery, they also attempt
to make sure that no Western ideas
penetrate with the hardward.
SAUDI ARABIA orders thieves' han-
ds cut off, adulterers stoned and drunks
flogged. Recently, a rapist was
beheaded publicly.
By contrast, the Middle East's other
major oil producer, Iran, attempted a
Turkish-style secularization, but it ap-
parently did not go far enough to make
religion subservient to state interest.
Recently the shah of Iran, not
forgiven for turning over estates owned
by religious leaders to peasants, stood
seemingly helpless at home while
religious leader Ayatollah Ruholla
Khomaini called the shots from exile in
Khomiani says his aim is an
"Islamic" government.
"Since Islamic government is a
government of law, it is the religious
expert and no one else who should oc-
cupy himself with the affairs of the
government," the Shiite leader' once
wrote. "There is no room for opinions
on his own son if he steals."

Rebuttal hearings began yesterday
in the case between the University and
the Graduate Employees Organization
(GEO) to determine the employment
status of graduate student assistants.
University lawyer Robert Vercruysse
called three witnesses to testify before/
Shlomo Sperka, an administrative law
judge with the Michigan Employment
Relations Commission (MERC), as the
University presented its closing rebut-
tals to the GEO case.
THE HEARINGS on the status of the
GEO members were ordered by MERC
and began in May 1978. GEO finished its
testimony last November.,
At the conclusion of the hearings,
which are scheduled to end tomorrow,
Sperka will receive briefs from the
lawyers from both sides. He will then
make a recommendation to MERC,
which will rule on the case. Should it
rule that the graduate student assistan-
ts are employees they will be entitled to
full bargaining rights under the
Michigan Public Employment
Relations Act.
The University's first witness was
Professor John Knott, associate dean of
the College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts (LSA) and professor of
English. Knott, who was a Teaching
Fellow at Harvard University while a
graduate student, testified that the
Teaching Assistants (TAs) play an im-
portant role in the graduate system.
"THE UNIVERSITY uses the TAs as
part of a graduate support system. We
recognize that one of the important

County mental health;
services hampe red
By WILLIAM THOMPSON In addition to area facilities, students
The director of the Washtenaw Coun- can also turn to mental health services
ty Community Mental Health Center offered by the University.
said yesterday the main crisis curren- THE 'STUDENT Counseling Office
tly hindering mental health care in the runs a walk-in mental health service.
county is "not lack of resources but "We use an open intake system with
lack of coordinated activity." counselors on call and ready to see a
"Washtenaw is a rich county in student within a few minutes," said
resource ability," said Dr. Saul Cooper, counseling director Hal Thornton.
referring to such facilities as Ypsilanti Thornton said the students' problems
Regional Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy often relate to academic difficulties but
Hospital and the Forensic Center. "The "a number of people have difficulties
problem is coordinating them." stemming from long-standing
COOPER ALSO complained that "the problems."
public has negative attitudes about "MANY STUDENTS- have problems
people who are seen as different" which with their own self-concept. They think
he contends limits officials in their ef- they should be doing better
forts to improve the county's facilities. academically or they can't get any
"We have a facility we call Normal satisfaction from an outstanding
Street House. We keep'one or two beds academic performance."
for short term crises. One or two isn't "Students feel that they are being
enough. The problem keeping the coun- helped here. They are taught to handle
ty from getting more is the com- anxieties, and to relax and most get
munity's unwillingness to have the better grades and learn to cope more
facilities," said Cooper. effectively,;" he added.

things we're doing for them is
educating them to teach. They learn
teaching experiences that will be
relevant to their future academic
jobs," Knott said.
"I found my fellowship an extremely
valuable experience, as it was where I
learned to teach," he continues. "Doing
that helped me get a job (after
graduate school)."
He also testified, though, that the
college could get some of its teaching
accomplished more effectively by using
lecturers, who he called ''more mature
and experienced," instead of TAs to
teach the classes.
Following the lunch recess, Dr. Percy
Bates, assistant dean of the School o
Education and a professor of special
education, testified on the role of the
reserach assistant (RA) in projects.
Bates said some RAs research projects
are sometimes put into larger projects
so the RAs could use the material for
their Ph.D. dissertations.
He also called the positions
meaningful. "The experience is
valuable," he said. "It makes (the RA)
a salient candidate later on (for a
One other witness took the stand
before the hearings adjourned for the
day. Jim Wessel, assistant director for
the Institute of Social Research (ISR,
explained the role of the research
assistant at ISR. Wessel briefly
discussed the different categories of
graduate student appointments, adnd
will continue his testimony this mor-
ning as hearings resume.

PIRGIM delays election date


(Continued from Page 1)
registration for this term.
"We spent a lot of time working on
the issues," said Moran, "but the
process (of organizaing PIRGIM) is
important too."
unaware that the election was being
held yesterday. In addition, students
who were eligible to run did not know
that they had the opportunity, accor-
ding to Moran. He said the group had
University L.S.A.T. Preparation Service
261-5728in Livonia
33900 Schoolcraft Rd.
Suite G2
Livon ia, Michigan 48150

not put up enough flyers advertising the
elections, and had not contacted cam-
pus news organizations.
Moran noted that the election process
has previously been a process of low
student involvement, and that board
members have usually been recruited
from among those actively involved in
the task forces.
"PEOPLE DON'T usually like to run
for the board," said Moran. He added
that the "recruitment" of task force
members was not a "conscious ploy" to
exclude other PIRGIM members.
All students who have opted to sup-
port PIRGIM though the $2 fee, in at
least one of the past two terms are
eligible to run, and vote in the board
election. The new elections are
scheduled for February 12, 13 and 14.

Moran explained that PIRGIM mem-
bers would like greater student in-
volvement in next month's elections.
Students who are PIRGIM members
now can have their names placed on the
ballot by contacting the PIRGIM of-
fices on the fourth floor of the Michigan
Union before Jan. 26.
MORAN SAID there is a possibility of
future PIRGIM elections being run at
the same time as MSA elections.
PIRGIM is supported by ap-
proximately 37 per cent of University
students, or approximately 12,506
members. Last year's election brought
a turnout of 40. Moran said he hopes the
new election procedures will boost this
figure. He said PIRGIM will establish
an election committee to specifically
handle local board elections.


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