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Page 8-Wednesday, March 28, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Management takes tough policy

HUD red tape blocks
Huron Towers co-op
(Continued from Page 1)

The University Cellar Bookstore
management is "playing games with
the union negotiating team" and
bargaining in bad faith, an Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW) organizer
charged yesterday.
Eric Glatz, who helped the Cellar
employees form IWW Local 660 earlier
this year, said, "To this point, the 'U'
Cellar management has not been taking
the negotiations seriously at all. They
are giving a much too hard way to go on
our non-economic proposals."
THE CHARGES were dismissed as
"totally off the wall" by assistant store
manager John Sappington, who is on
the management negotiatingteam. "I
think Eric is just trying to get a lot of
publicity for the union's proposals," he
Sappington also said Glatz's com-
ments violated a "mutual agreement"
the two sides had made. "We wanted to
carry out the negotiations in the
negotiating room rather than through
the press," he said. "There was nothing
signed, but we didn't want people to get
a distorted view of the negotiations."
He added that the management team
felt it "was bargaining in good faith."
The Cellar management is "seeking
to trample the human rights guaran-
teed the employees," Glatz charged. He
claimed the union wished to add to the
non-discrimination clause in the con-
tract, a section that prohibited
"discrimination based upon political
persuasion or affiliation," but that
management refused to include that in
the contract.
HOWEVER, Sappington said the
union presented a loosely-worded
clause on discrimination which the
management team "cleaned up," but
he added the new version included all
the provisions sought by the workers. A

clause on personal appearance was
brought up, Sappington continued, but
"no one talked about political per-
The employees are also seeking a
union shop, wherein all new employees
of the Cellar would have to join the IWW
local, Glatz said. A grandfather clause
is included in this request that would
allow current employees to remain at
the store and not join the union.
Management has not agreed to this
provision, Glatz said.
"Anyone who wants to work here
should be able to," Sappington said in
defense of the management position.
He said an individual may not want to
join the union and pay dues, and this
personal choice should not prohibit
them from being able to work at the

Cellar. "We want the largest pool of
free-thinking students from which to
draw," he said.
HE ADDED that this may hurt the
students in the long run, and the entire
objective of negotiations was "to create
a better-run student bookstore."
Glatz warned that if the management
tries to make changes in the
managerial structure of the store, out-
side the negotiations, the union will file
an unfair labor practice with the
National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB). "They can't change the status
quo," he claimed. This is pertinent to
bargaining because it is "a working
condition," Glatz said.
Sappington stated it is "very clear in
labor laws that the management can't
be forced to co-manage with labor." He

said "it's the union's right to file" with,
NLRB, but he said he "thinks they
would lose their case."
Cellar employee and union
negotiating team member Felicia
Cassanos said she is "disappointed with
the inflexibility on the management's
side. The non-economic issues being
discussed are standard ones, and the
management seems to be too picky,
much too hard-line on them," she ad-
The main problems in the
negotiations are not concerned with
economic issues, Glatz said, but rather,
"the whole thing is centered on the
quality of the employees' work lives."
Glatz said they would confront these
issues again tomorrow in the next
scheduled round of talks.

per cent of the building's tenants, have'
become weary of such promises.
"Three months ago HUD promised us a
response in two weeks," said tenant
Jonathan Klein, the committee's
organizer. "HUD hasn't been friendly
about the whole thing. They are put-off
by the idea of working with residents -
it upsets them. It's not cut and dry like
what they're used to."
SEVERAL months ago HUD did
present a preliminary report to the
committee detailingawhy a co-op con-
version was not feasible. The major
points against a conversion were:
" insufficient tenant income.

LSA faculty reopens ROTC credit issue

In February of 1975, the LSA faculty
voted to reject a proposal which would
allow ROTC courses to receive credit in
the Literary College (LSA). Yesterday,
discussions on the subject began anew
in 'the LSA Curriculum Committee as
part of a new drive by ROTC officials to
support their cause.
Currently, LSA does not give credit
for taking any ROTC courses even
though many other colleges do. The
renewed effort to garner support for
ROTC courses began after Engineering
College faculty voted last month to in-
crease the number of credits allowed
for ROTC courses from four to a range
of two to 15 credits.
PSYCHOLOGY Professor Daniel
Weintraub, chairman of the Military
Officer Education Program Committee
(MOEPC), said he hopes the
Engineering faculty decision will "help
LSA to make up its mind."
"What we are asking is that they
ought to treat ROTC courses just like
other non-LSA courses, thus allowing a.

total of 12 credits to be taken in LSA,"
said Weintraub. "We hope they (the
LSA faculty) will separate political
views from academic questions."
MOEPC consists of five faculty
members from various departments
who review the ROTC programs on
campus, as. well as approving or rejec-
ting military personnel who have been
recommended for ROTC teaching
positions at the University. Weintraub
said the committee plans to place their
renewed LSA credit request for ROTC
courses before the LSA faculty for a
vote next fall.
HOWEVER, some students and
faculty members are opposed to any
such plan, and Weintraub said he is not
too optimistic about the faculty rever-
sing the decision it made in1975.
The LSA Student Government
(LSA)SG) passed a proposal last week
demanding the faculty deny credit for
ROTC courses because of the military
direction of such courses, and because
other students who are paid for em-
ployment at the University do not
receive credit for their work.
"Students who are given financial aid
to participate in basketball or football
don't get credit for playing in a game on
Saturday afternoon," said LSA-SG
member Dan Solomon, "but if people in
ROTC are given credit for their courses
it puts them in a special category apart
from other students."
SOLOMON ALSO said there is a great
distinction between general University

courses and those ROTC courses taught
by military personnel.
"In political science or history cour-
ses you get both sides of a political or
military issue," he said. "But in ROTC
courses they are teaching strategies on
how to fight - they are training people
for war. This is against the goals of the
University," he said.
At yesterday's Curriculum Commit-
tee meeting three representatives from
ROTC discussed their LSA credit plan
and offered their views on the reasons it
should be accepted.
"IT BOTHERS me greatly that when
we teach we try very hard to come up
with courses which have academically
worthy material, but that no LSA credit'
is given for these classes," said Capt.
Douglas Murray of the U.S. Navy.
"This is disturbing to a student because
he pays a severe penalty for associating
with us."
Major Joe Blair of the U.S. Army
agreed and said it was necessary for
the military to get officers from
prestigious institutions like the Univer-
sity. "We'vesgot to put Vietnam in our
hip pocket and concentrate on getting
more officers from high quality in-
stitutions," he stated.
Most students in the Army ROTC
program are registered in LSA, while
most students in the Navy and Air For-
ce programs are enrolled in the
Engineering College.
ALL THREE ROTC representatives

stressed they use a great number of
civilian rather than military texts and
that various political ,opinions are
welcomed in their courses.
Many professors at the University
said they would not be enthusiastic
about giving credit to ROTC courses,
but were less critical of the plan than
they were in 1970 when ROTC credit
was first eliminated and in 1975 when it
was defeated again by the LSA faculty.
"My feelings have changed on the
matter, but in a complicated way," said
Economics Prof. W. H. Anderson who
wrote the original recommendation in
1969 which led to the elimination of LSA
credit for ROTC courses in 1970. "I used
to believe that there was a great distin-
ction between LSA courses and ROTC
courses. But LSA is getting more
professionalized, and there isn't that
great a distinction between these LSA
courses and the ROTC courses which
train for a different profession."
HOWEVER, Psychology Prof.
Raphael Ezekiel said he is not only op-
posed to giving credit for ROTC cour-
ses, but is also opposed to the presence
of such an ROTC program at the
"ROTC should not exist on this cam-
pus," he said. "I truly believe ROTC is
incompatible with a liberal arts
"If a motion is introduced to give LSA
credit for ROTC, I will counter with a
motion that ROTC be banned from the
University," he added.

" High tenant turnover.
" Unfavorable unit mix -66 per cent of
the 360 units are either efficiencies or
one-bedroom apartments.
" Displacement of residents who
wouldn't want to join the co-op.
But according to Beaupied, this was a
hastily put-together, sketchy report and
was probably not an accurate in-
dication of HUD's position. "We would
prefer to go with a co-op if it is feasible,
but it is not opportune for us to make a
decision at this time," said Beaupied.
In the meantime, the Concerned
Residents Committee has gathered
together the foremost experts in the
country on co-op conversion to help
spur action for their cause. Julius
Yaker, a Chicago attorney who is con-
sidered by many to bete the country's
primary specialist on co-op conver-
sions, is representing the committee.
"THIS IS A very well-organized,
sophisticated group. For HUD not to
deal with a group like that frightens a
person," said Yacker.
Yacker said the major difficulties
with the project have resulted from the
large differences between Washington
HUD policy and the perception of that
policy in the Detroit offices. "This is
exactly the kind of thing that HUD in
Washington would like to see. But
Detroit HUD feels they, could protect
the consumer best by first getting the
place into A-1 condition," said Yacker.
But Huron Tower residents, scared
by the costly alternatives, such as con-
version to condominiums, are deter-
mined not to let their cause die down.
"We're going to take a more activist
position now," said Klein. "Instead of
waiting for HUD to come to us, we're
going to start working out some of the
details on our own and bring them to
LONDON (AP)-Potted plants,
pictures, kind words and projects do
more to improve children's grades and
behavior than severe discipline,
smaller schools or segregating by
ability, a recent survey shows.

Bonding proposals co

(Continued from Page 1)

struct and equip a new fire station at
Eisenhower and Main, near I-94. This
proposal relates to Belcher's professed
philosophy that the city's foremost
responsibility is to insure the safety of
its citizens. Currently, it takes fire
trucks 6.6 minutes to reach a fire on the

south side of the city. Belcher has said
his goal for firefighters' response to an
emergency call is four and a half
minutes. .
The last three proposals deal with the
city's landfill. As the city's dump fills
up with waste, each bit of garbage
tossed into the wastebasket contributes

uld help A
to the landfill's demise. According to
several officials, should no precautions
be taken, the dump will overflow within
the next few years.
Proposal E authorizes the purchase
of a $2,825,000 shredding facility, which
would prolong the life of the landfill by
compressing the waste deposited there.
THE SHREDDER is also designed to
separate metal from the other refuse,
thereby opening the door to the
possibility of a city-wide recycling
Proposal F requests authorization to
purchase, at $675,000, a 108-acre parcel
of land adjacent to the current landfill,
to further expand the city's garbage
disposal capacity.Y

nn Arbor
Proposal G asks voters to approve the
purchase of $725,000 worth of landfill
City officials have reviewed studies
and decided that these three proposals
constitute the best solution to Ann Ar-
bor's impending garbage crisis. By
purchasing its own land and
machinery, the city would retain its in-
dependence in the area of waste
If the city ran out of space for its gar-
bage, local refuse would have to be
transported to private landfills
elsewhere in the state. This could prove
costly in the long run, as the city would
be at the financial mercy of private
landfill owners.

The closer you get

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0 tie H£tcbrnan ButIg
Mental Health Research Institute
205 Washtenaw Place
"The fine structure of
electrical and chemical synapsis
and relation to function."

Hospital plans in jeopardy
(Continued from Page 1)

would be the most expensive univer-
sity-owned hospital in the country.
After hearing of the planning com-
mittee's decision, Interim University
President Allan Smith said last night,
"The University is naturally disappoin-
ted, with this decision. We believe we
have brought forward a plan for the
hospital replacement which is the

minimum necessary to carry out our
educational responsibility in the health
sciences and to provide health care of
the highest order for the citizens of
"These goals will continue to guide us
as we continue our meetings and
discussions through the remainder of
the certificate of need process."



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Thursday, March 29 at 3:45 pm

U's music man
explained his frustration in not being
who joins the able to experiment with less proven
chooi to be a classical works.
If you want to be, "Modern music is essential, and I
ou put all your wish we could do more of it. I'd like to
- then you're a do new music all the time. Why should
nce you have a we only do museum pieces?
ave graduated. "The students here - the musicians
the minute you -- their jobs will depend on how well
hind that that's they play the classical repertory. If
they want a job, they must know
at the University Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikov-
aerforms, Meier sky ... so they want us .to play these
Meier's calm voice grew excited. "I
wish we could have composers 'that
could interest the audience. I'd like a
new symphony to be like a new play, or
more. Could you imagine if people were
saying, 'There's a new symphony at
Hill tonight,' and you were dying to find
55 out how it would sound?"
Meier is satisfied with his
achievements thus far. "My job is
here," he said. "I don't think we have



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