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Sunny, warmer with
a 10 per cent chance of rain

Vol. LXXXI, No. 28 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Sunday, October 4, 1970 Ten Cents

Eight Pages



Negotiations for a new contract
between Local 1583 of the American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employes (AFSCME) and
the University will begin tomorrow.
And local president Charles Mc-
Cracken says, "If we get the same
reaction that AFSCME Local 1666 at
Eastern Michigan University did,
there's no telling what may happen."
EMU was closed-down for five days
this fall when AFSCME workers
struck for a new contract.
The present contract, which covers
2700 non-academic maintenance and
service employes of the University,
was drawn up in 1968 and expires
Dec. 30. Negotiations were originally
scheduled to begin Nov. 2, but Uni-
versity negotiators offered to move
the date up.

"I think it's a nice move on the
part of the University," says Mc-
Cracken, head negotiator for the
union. "It shows they realize this is
not going to be an easy contract to
negotiate. The earlier date will help
both sides because there are a lot of
issues which will have to be settled."
"The University knows where we
are, where we came from, and that
our wages are way below the norm,"
McCracken adds. "It will be up to
them this time.;"
McCracken says the union has been
preparing for the negotiations since
March, so the date change will not
affect their preparedness.
In addition to McCracken, the
union's negotiating team will include
six employes to provide a cross-sec-
tion of workers. There will be one
representative each for the food

set tol
service workers, hospital aides, main-
tenance employes, maids and janitors
and the plant department staff.
Chief negotiators for the Univer-
sity will be James Thiry, manager of
employe and union relations, and
William P. Lemmer, one of the Uni-
versity attorneys. Director of Busi-
ness Operations James Brinkerhoff
will act as head of the negotiating
University spokesmen would not
comment on what they thought the
main issues of the negotiations would
be. They indicated that the Univer-
sity negotiators would have to see
first what the union proposals are
before they could put forth their
McCracken, however, identifies
several areas he feels will be key is-

e in c
sues in the negotiations. "One of our
main concerns," he says, "is the re-
wording of our present contract. As it
stands now, the contract reads like
a law book, making it difficult for
our members to know just what their
rights are."
The union also will ask for a sub-
stantial wage increase. Though union
members earn between $2.20 and
$5.50 an hour, McCracken says ap-
proximately 1900 employes receive
$3 or less an hour.
"It is practically impossible to live
in Ann Arbor with these wages," Mc-
Cracken contends. "Over 70 per cent
of the married couples in our bar-
gaining unit cannot afford to live in
Ann Arbor and about 70 per cent of
people working the night shift have
to hold down two jobs."
McCracken explains one of the rea-

!on traci
sons wages are so low is they are
inequitably distributed between man-
agement and employes. "There is one
department," he continues, "which
has 11 supervisors and 67 workers.
Yet, the supervisors take home 65
per cent of the total wages in that
The negotiating team will also be
"very, very interested" in improving
the union's disability plan, McCrack-
en says. "We are also not satisfied
with the current life insurance
scheme and disappointed with the
Blue Cross-Blue Shield plan that we
"We also want to change the con-
tract's regulations regarding sick time
and sick pay," McCracken says. "Be-
fore the 1968 negotiations, union
members could claim doctor's ap-


pointments as sick days and receive
pay for those days. But at some time
during those talks, the regulations
were changed."
"Academic and clerical employes
can claim these appointments as sick
days and we intend to get this pro-
vision back for the union as well,"
Mcracken says.
The union negotiators say they
would like to improve the present
system of filing grievances. The
current process stipulates an em-
ploye with a grievance must f i r s t
notify his supervisor of his complaint.
If he does not receive a satisfac-
tory answer, he must submit a writ-
ten grievance to his department
head. The grievance can then be ap-
pealed through the University Re-

view Committee, headed by Thiry.
A final appeal can be arbitrated be-
tween University representatives and
representatives from AFSCME Coun-
cil 7 and AFSCME International.
Complicated time limits are set for
filing at each stage of the process.
The present steward system is ano-
ther area the union wants to reor-
ganize. The change would involve
putting stewards in charge of par-
ticular jobs. such as janitors, in-
stead of areas such as the hospital.
The University currently also has
the power to transfer stewards to
different areas. The union has felt
that many of these transfers have
occurred because the University be-
lieved some stewards were too mili-

-Daily-Jim Wallace
Victory number three-whew!
Michigan quarterback Jim Betts (23) hands off to Billy Taylor who goes in for the
Wolverines' first score in yesterday's 14-10 victory over Texas A&M. Betts came in
for this one play after starting quarterback Don Moorhead was shaken up. See story,
Page 7.
County board. a proves
office of public defender

Rally hostile
to anti-war
Approximately 500 people, many carrying
National Liberation Front flags and signs
with anti-war slogans, marched from the
stadium after yesterday's football game to
an anti-war rally on the Diag.
The rally, sponsored by the Ann Arbor
Peace Action Coalition, was planned as a
counter-demonstration to the "Victory in
Vietnam" march held in Washington yes-
The coalition includes several local peace
groups working for an end to the war
through the election of "peace candidates."
However, as most of the Coalition's speakers
expresed this view, the crowd shouted its dis-
Michael Stillwagon, Democratic candidate
for Congress, who was to be the featured
speaker, left after a few statements to the
hostile group. Stillwagon claimed progress
has been made toward ending the war with
the recent adoption of an amnesty plank
for draft resisters at the state Democratic
convention, but most of the audience ex-
presed skepticism.
"Electing Stillwagon isn't going to end the
war," one person shouted out.
"But the only way we're going to end
the war is to put pressure," on Congress
through the ballot," another speaker coun-
tered. "He who controls the purse strings
controls the war," the speaker said.
This statement, and other favoring change
through established channels of government,
were continuously interrupted by taunts
from the audience during the hour-long
rally. Repeatedly, groups of people shouted,
"'Peace now' is not the answer-the only
solution is revolution."
Grady Glen, president of a United Auto
Workers local, was the only Coalition speak-
er favorably received.
"We're not going to get the troops out
by marching, but simply through unity," he
said. "The issue is not just Vietnam, but
the whole system of U.S. imperialism."
Glen said corporations and financial in-
stitutions had vested interest in the war and
the government would back them up in their
"exploitation wherever they are."
Typical of the reception given the "liber-
als" was the crowd's response of Jerry
See RALLY, Page 8

-Daily-Terry McCarthy -Associated Press
STUDENTS MASS on the Diag (left) to protest the Indochinese war while in Washington (right) marchers gather near the Capitol
for a demonstration calling for a military victory in Vietnam.

15,000 march for victory

during peaceful
By JIM NEUBACHER A brief scuffle broke


out when a victory

Citing the need to provide more "effic-
ient and competent" defense for the county's
indigent defendents, the Washtenaw County
Board of Commissioners approved last week
a plan to establish a county office of pub-
lic defender.
The new program will provide a defense
attorney and three assistants to defend
without charge any indigent accused of a
felony or serious misdemeanor.
The new office will replace the present
county system of defense for indigents. Pres-
ently District and Circuit Court judges ap-
point attorneys from the local bar associa-
tion to defend persons who can establish
sufficient financial need.
The commissioners approved a grant
application for $134,000 in federal funds for
use over a five year period which is to be
matched by a commitment of $216,000 in
county funds. The federal support for the
program, provided by the omnibus crime
bill, is scheduled to be phased out after 1975.
The new office is expected to begin op-
erating early in 1971 following approval by
the State Crime Commission. .
The public defender's office will not
provide services in areas already covered by
the Washtenaww County Legal Aid Society,
which include litigation of civil and juvenile
matters and misdemeanors.
Circuit Court Judge John W. Conlin said
the program will also stay away from areas
handled by the Model Cities public defender
program. This program is presently await-
ing final approval of its grant application
and will cover civil and criminal cases in-
volving Model Cities residents.
George Stewart, Director of the legal aid

declined to endorse the proposal and is
expected to issue a statement today.
Dr. Albert Wheeler, a member of the
executive committee of the Model Cities
policy board, said a statement will also be
issued next week by representatives of the
Model Cities program.
0. Herbert Ellis, chairman of the com-
missioners' Law Enforcement Committee,
has reportedly expressed opposition to the
plan saying the existence of both the county
and Model Cities defender plans might frag-
ment the defender system.
However, Conlin said he doubted there
would be any problem having two parallel
systems operating simultaneously, "They will
both be helpful to us," he said.

Special to the Daily
WASHINGTON - Win-the-war march-
ers, thousands strong, paraded down Penn-
sylvania Ave. yesterday to a victory rally
at the Washington Monument. The march
was led by fundamentalist Rev. Carl Mc-
Intire, who carried a bible under his arm
during the entire walk,
U.S. Park Police estimated the rally crowd
at 15,000 to 20,000 people. These official
figures contradicted McIntire's prediction
that nearly half a million people w o u1 d
participate in the march.
Predictions of violent counter-demonstra-
tions by anti-war groups also failed to

demonstrator tried to grab a National Lib-
eration Front flag from one of a group of
nearly 100 Yippies who were counter-de-
monstrating at the rally, but there were
no disruptions of the march itself.

However, police said yesterday that
arrests were made Friday night in
Georgetown section of Washington.


GOP Senate

hopes dim

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - With election day
one month away, the fond White House
hope of capturing Republican control in
the Senate appears beyond the GOP's
Unless there are dramatic last-minute
shifts in battleground states, the 92nd
Congress probably will confront Presi-
dent Nixon with a Democratic majority
diminished but still in charge.
Generally well financed, cheered on by
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, and with
the arithmetic raised by political person-
alities, state issues and preferences, and
t h e identity advantages of incumbent

bents in New York and Illinois - al-
though the latter race is turning into a
real struggle.
Eight states loom as key late-campaign
battlegrounds; five are now represented
by Democrats, three by Republicans.
In the other 22 Senate races, current
odds favor the incumbent or the nominee
of the incumbent's party.
Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. of Virginia, who
foresook the Democratic party, is favored
to win re-election as an independent.
It would take a net gain of seven Re-
publican seats to put the GOP in charge
of the Senate for the first time in 16
years. The count now is 57 Democrats, 43

publicans might gain control of the Sen-
ate this year. More recently, Republican
leader Hugh Scott has privately acknow-
ledged they probably will not,
And 1970 had loomed as the Republi-
can year; the arithmetic put 25 Demo-
cratic seats on the line, as against only
10 held by the GOP. In 1972, the mathe-
matics turn around; 19 Republicans must
run, 14 Democrats.
These are the races in which the odds
now seem to be with Republicans seeking
currently Democratic seats:
Tennessee - Democratic Sen. Albert
Gore is up against the toughest race he
has faced in 32 years in Congress. Most

Dozens of youths chanted, danced, and
sang in the area's busiest intersection then.-
while hundreds of other youths cheered and
laughed from the sidewalks. When police
moved in to clear the 'area, the youths
hurled rocks and bottles at them.
Yippies billed the demonstration as a
"celebration of life" to celebrate S o u t h
Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky's
failure to appear at the victory rally.
Ky announced last week he would not
speak at the rally as originally planned, but
rally sponsors maintained as late as Friday
night that Madame Ky would appear in-
However, both the New York Times and
the Washington Post reported yesterday
morning through their sources in Paris
that she not only could not appear, because
of alleged "engine trouble" with Air France
flight, but had no intention of appearing.
Both papers strongly implied the engine
trouble story was a ruse.
The second secretary of the South Viet-
namese embassy read a telegram from
Ky to the crowd assembled at the monu-
ment yesterday.
"I would have been here today if it were
not for recent developments which have
indicated to me that my presence might

health officials set up comfort stati6ns and
emergency medical stations.
By 8 a.m. marchers were holding in-
formation-strategy meetings, although the
march was not scheduled to begin until
noon. Many others roamed Capitol Hill
and the surrounding area sometimes en-
gaging in debates with bystanders.
With this tactic the "win-the-war" sup-
porters maintained the religious atmosphere
that had been established Friday in a
"memorial service" held on the steps of the
See 15,000, Page 8
U.S. to hi
opium growth
WASHINGTON OP)-The United States
will issue a strong call this week for firm
action to end the illicit cultivation of opium
poppies.and other sources of narcotics. It
will criticize-without naming them-other
governments for failing to act.
"We have wavered and procrastinated
enuogh in search of a solution. Now the
fruits of this production have created a crisis
which will net be overcome until illicit cul-
tivation is eliminated," the U.S. delegation
to the annual Interpol General Assembly
says in a report on illegal drug traffic.
The delegation, headed by Asst. Secretary
of the Treasury Eugene T. Rossides, leaves
today to attend the meeting in Brussels.
Interpol, the international criminal police
organization, is an association of interna-


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