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Vol. LXXX,'No. 89 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 15, 1971 Ten Cents
FCT.1 - *

Eight Pages

U AFSCME
in Detroitbye t
Kunstler attacks OX
govt. wiretap of
White Panther

strike
On Of

averted
contract

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-Associated Press
Hostages released
Three children of B:uno Dilon are escorted from an airplane in
Santiago, Chile after their release by the Brazilian government.
Along with 70 others, they were ransom for the kidnapped Swiss
Ambassador to Brazil, Giovanni Bucher.,
MAJOR CHANGES:
, I
Sc hool ,board"hears
plan, tfiht rgcs
N By ALAN LENHOFF
The Ann Atbor School Board ,Wednesday night heard a
proposal calling for major changes in curriculum, adminis-
tration, hiring policies and student involvement in decision
making.
Charging "past imbalances and inadequacies" in the
schools, the report, presented by Dr. Robert Potts, school
system human relations ombudsman, suggested giving stu-
dents the opportunity to document instances of racism, and
advocated developing procedures whereby any employe of the

By BILL DINNER
Special To The Daily
DETROIT-Pretrial hearings in
the Pun Plamondon CIA bombing-
conspiracy case resumed yester-
day in Detroit, sparked with high-
ly combustible arguments concern-
ing basic constitutional questions.
In the trial White Panther de-
fendants Plamondon, John Sin-
clair and Jack Waterhouse Forest
are charged with conspiring to
bomb the (secret) Ann Arbor of-
fice of the CIA in September
1968. In addition, Plamondon is
charged with the actual bombing
of the office.1
Two major points were raised'
during the course of yesterday's
hearing:
First the defense attempted to
show that wiretaps by government
agents were illegal and conse-
quently inadmissable as evidence.
Second, testimony was present-
ed concerning the court's alleged
inability to choose a representa-
tive jury of the defendants peers.
Statistics alleging underrepresen-
tation of the 21-29 year old age
group were presented.
In addition, poet. Allan Gins-
berg began testimony which de-
fense attorneys hope will show
that youth is a separate discern-
able class and that discrimination
against them must be corrected
in the jury selection.
In the afternooh session Defense
Attorney William Kunstler argued
that logs, obtained from wiretaps
of Plamondon by government
agents, presently sealed and held
by District Judge Damon Keith,
must be ruled illegally obtained.
If the evidence is ruled not ad-
missable, a new hearing will be
held to determine if the illegal
logs have prejudiced the case.
The issue behind wiretaps cen-
ters around, the question of whe-
ther a single person--in this case
Attorney General Jdhn Mitchell-+
hn the n~rt ic~ nr iccn

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Midnight Monday set
as deadline for talks

By SARA FITZGERALD
A possible strike by 2,500 University service and main-
4 tenance employes was postponed last night as negotiators
N ' for the union and the University agreed to extend the contract
deadline through midnight Monday.
According to a statement released by the two parties,
"Under extension of the agreement, adjustments in the wage
schedule would be retroactive to the first pay period in
January, provided agreement is reached during the extension
of the contract."
Charles McCracken, president of Local 1583 of the Ameri-
can Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employes,
had said earlier in the week
he would only agree to a con-i
tract extension If, by theCal t o
deadline yesterday, only a few
issues remained to be settled 1
and if the University agreed 11ts U 1111 0n
to extend benefits of the newt
contract back to Jan. 1, when'10'
the contract was due to take e le a ers lnrII
The agreement, however, makes
no provision for extension of bene- By TAMMY JACOBS
fits if the two parties do not The coalition to support workers
agree by Monday- in Local 1583 of the American
As of. last night, four "hard- Federation of State, County and
core" issues remained to be set- Municipal Employes voted last
tied, according to union negotia- ( night to criticize union leadership,
tors. These included: and to hold a noon Diag rally and
-limiting the amount of bar- niarch in support of workers.
g a i n i n g unit work supervisory The vote to criticize leadership
staff could perform to an average came after it was announced at
of 20 per cent weekly; the meeting-iattended by about
- extending the rights of em- 150 people-that the union's con-
ployes to grieve University rules, tract had been extended until
c regulations, and policies, and the Monday night.
reasonableness of application of The coalition statement, to be
the rules to individuals; distributed in leaflet form to bth
-Daily- -giving the union the right to workers and students, criticize
ontract extension last night, talk to or investigate any Univer- union leadership for the "secrt
sity employs irregarfdess of wh- nature of the negotiation," anc
-fther 'he is in the bargaining unit the lack of input by -rank and file
for information for grievance pro-
ceedings; and
-preventing t h e University BULLETIN
from subcontracting work pres- DETROIT lP) - Two off-
ently done by members of the bar- duty planclothesmen wer
gaining unit. fatall wounded here in a
d e l Immediately after the an streetoned hrent a
nouncement, the union's bargain- before several witnesses.
ingcommittee began trying toin- The shooting occured on D-
would have to be an "acceptable" form its membership of the con- troit's west side.
wage settlement, and charged the tract extension. However, with Two suspects were taken into
negotiators with obtaining it. only an hour and a half in which custody and were being quest-
A few hospital employes said to tell workers, a union 'official ioned
Ahe w o sppot aniemyediatdsaid. "We can't guarantee that
thikevwould support an immediate there will not be any w/alk-outs atm
strike, but were unable to find midnight. union members in formulating the
much backing among the other Reports . union's demands.
emploes. Reports from University Hs-
employe pital, considered to be the most The statement also says that
"If they haven't come up with militant of areas where AFSCME secret negotiations are "not an
any fair contract by now, we employes work, indicated that the effective means of winning con-
should just walk out until they majority of workers were willing cessions from public employers,
get settled," said Glen Hawkins, to accept the union's decision and and that, In general, strikesby
a porter. that they were behind their bar- pubinceoyes arncnsar "
But the prevailing feeling at the gaining team. win concessions."
hospital seemed to be more ex- However, many workers said The rally in support of the
pressed by one of the :raids: "I that if the contract were extend- workers will be followed by a
don't think it would be right toed past Monday, they would wild- march to the Administration
wildcat and leave all these sick cat. Bldg., where Coalition members
ple here. I l't know whae sic Though neither side would re- will present petitions of commun-
peoplthe mattere. with dont nivesity, I lease details of its wage proposal, ity support for the union and de-
guess they just hate to givei. But union official Joe King said last mands by the Coalition itself.
I've been he e eight years and I' night that economic issues in- Demands agreed upon during
for the union all the way. cluded "fully paid family cover- last night's meeting included a
age under the Blue Cross-Blue list of demands in support of
Assessing the possibility of a Shield insurance plan." women at the University formu-
wildcat strike, Trudy Swanson, a King said that the union stlr lated by Women in Support of
messenger and union steward said, has a child-care center proposal Women Workers, a group that
"Striking (now) won't get you any on the table, but that the Uni- considers itself autonomous from
}nore money. I don't see any walk- versity had not accepted it. King the Coalition.
out, even if. it isn't settled Mon- 'also reported that the University Other demands include a state-
day." See AFSCME, Page 8 See COALITION, Page 8

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AFSCMf
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By JUANITA ANDERS
The Black Student Union
last night pledged support
*Ameri an Federation of
County, and Municipal Fn
.(AFSCI E) in the (vent
strike.
pave Wesley. BSU cha
stated his organization wi'
port AFSCME in the same
ner BSU received support
the Black Action Movement
last spring. At that time AF
workers supported he BAM
by honoring picket lines an
lowing the leadership of t
ganizers.
"We will follow AFSCME
working through the Coalit.
the time being." Wesley sai
ing the meeting,
Ron Harris, BSU executiv
retary. asked that all blac
dents aten: the Studfn: S
Coalition rally at noon tod
See BSU, Page 8

school system who exhibits
racist behavior could be dis-
missed.
In addition, the report called
for an increase in the number of
S b I a c k teachers, administrators,
counselors and staff members. and
suggested that all school employes
attend seminars, workshops and
sensi ivity sessions dealing with
racism and humanism.
The report was a presentation'
of thu suggestions of a study group
ON on how racism could be combatted
(BSU> in the school district.
to the Another proposal asked for the
State, format on of a black curriculum
nployes committee which would recom-
of a mend textbook and curriculum
changes. se'ect mate-ial on black
.irman. cul ure. and make suggestions on
11 sup- school boundaries.
man- Among the other suggestions in
during the report were: ,
'strike '-ncreasing the students' role
SCME n determining policy and programr
strike changes. and revising the student
nd fol- disciplinary code;
he or- -Eliminating the "tracking
system" in the schools which pres-
's lead. ently 7roups students in some
ion fer clas. s rcccr ing :o achiev:ment
d dur- test results;
-Implementing the demands of
ve sec- he black students of Pioneer High
k s u- ,ntlt ' rc ng h ztudrnl- in-
upport o Nec r t:: he rye.uitment of
day on all teachers; and
- See BOARD, Page 8

nas me power To issue permission 1
for electronic survelience of any
U.S. citizen without first obtaining
a warrant.
Mitchell argued in the brief that
the Federal Government may
eavesdrop on anyone it believes
may be a threat to National secur-
ity without any form of court per-
mission and with no necessity for

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disclosing the results to any de- Despite rumors that another members spent their regularly-
fendant. contract extension would lead to scheduled break discussing the de-
"The Attorney General is ask- scattered wildcat strikes by mem- velopment.
ing for a carte blanche on the bers of the American Federation of "We're going to stay on," said
fourth Amendment and claiming State, County, and Municipal Em- Elijah Hergrove, porter at Univer-
that this gives hinr a license for iloyes (AFSCME), the union mem- sity Hospital and AFSCME ste-
anything," Kunstler argued for bars appeared early this morning ward. "We'll see what they come
the Defense. to be behind their leadership and up with Monday night."
Constitutional questions w e r e willing to remain at their jobs. "A couple of days won't maket
also raised concerning what De- Han differencesaid.Wade Shull,
fense Attorney Buck Davis call- However, there were rumblings yodterence, s Wta dWe hull
ed "flagrant discrimination against of disnt from some AFSCME a porterat the hospital. "We have
stewards. who said that if the ex- an obligation to the hospital and
youth in jury selection. tended negotiations did not bring just can't walk out."
Defense Attorney Neal Bush sub-I an adequate settlement, they Informed of the decisign to ex-
DitednsatitincysNwhicBhdfseb-would support a walkout even tend the contract, Dennis Allen, a
mitted statistics which defense without the consent of the union hospital porter, criticized the
witness George Johnston said leaders. union leadership for not consult-
showcd that the jury selection
proczss as now constituted is dis- "In another four days, people ing the members on the action.
criminatory against youth. are going out if no acceptable "Nobody asked us," said Allen.
Bush attempted to show there settlement is reached," predicted But Allen added that he, and
was a significant statistical discre- a steward who passed out leaflets o'her workers he was acquainted
pancy between the expected num- at the Fletcher St. parking struc- with would go along with the lead-'
ber of young people in the district ture to workers on their way home. ership. "I think. this is a betterj
that should have been called and The hospital workers, who stag- tactical move anyway. If we strike,
the actual number of eligible peo- ed a wildcat strike last April, re- on Monday, it catches them in the #
ple bptwepn 21 and 39 years of age ceivd the news of the extension middle of the week."
that are called. The statistics used through union leaflets at about Most union members inter-
showed significant underrepre- 11:30 last night. Between 11:45 viewed this morning felt that the
See CIA, Page 8 and midnight, about 40 union price of two contract extensions)

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PIGS BEWARE

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Homeless

Hippo

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rles a
By GERI SPRUNG
Some people walked by and
didn't notice. Others stopped
and stared, wondering what it
was. One girl remarked, "I
really like the flowers between
his teeth."
There it was sitting right in
the middle of the Student Ac-
tivities Building (SAB) - a
large open-mouthed sculpture
of a hippo with purple flowers
bedecking his mouth.
The hippo is a creation of
Jonathan Kantor, Public Health
'72, who dedicated him today
in his new home.
"The hippo is an illustration
of a life style that is able to

SAB
"I took great satisfaction that{
this is the first major executive
decision I have made without
consulting anybody," Knauss
said. "I didn't ask the Regents.
I did not check with President
Fleming, the executive officers,
my policy board, my own direc-
tors, Student Government Coun-
cil, Graduate Assemb)ly, or any
other of the 500 student organiz-
ations.
"Jonathan approached me
and asked if I would give the
hippo a home and I simply saidI
yes," Knauss explained.
As one person approached the
hippo he said to his companion,
"What the hell is it?"

"I'm just following suit with the
rest," said a maid. "The negotia-
tors have an awful lot of issues
to settle and they have been at
the bargaining table straight
along. We'll just have to sit and
wait until they reach agreement."
One employe said she expected
the extension. "I have no com-
plaints with how the negotiations
are going. They should settle by
Monday definitely," she added.
Still, there was scattered dis-
sent. "I think we should go out
now," said Charles Dudley, a hos-
pital porter. "They had a long per-
iod of time to get a settlement, and
the negotiations should have been
completely already.
A steward at North Campus
Commons parking lot said he was
unhappy with the contract exten-
sion but was prepared to back the
bargaining committee until Mon-
day.
Criticizing what he called- a

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