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Cloudy and windy;
slight chance of rain

Vol. LXXXI, No. 73 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, December Y, 1970 Ten Cents
age hikes: AME wor ers' h hpr
Ed Note: The University is versity do not feel that they are fee hike for next year, partly be- 1969, the estimated "lower" bud- rest commute from places as far clines to comment on the union's
currently negotiating a new being paid adequate wages, cause of the forecasted wage in- get for a family of four living in away as Detroit. allegations, because negotiations
contract with its 2700 service Thus an increase in hourly wag- crease for the AFSCME dormitory Detroit is $6,543 a year. A large number of employes are currently in progress. He says,
and maintenance employes. If es is one of the major points that workers. Adding the nine per cent in- claim they have difficulty provid- however, that a statement will be
the two parties do not reach must be resolved before the con- At the present time, the average .raddin the cost-ofrlivn in ing for their families. released within the next few days
agreementcrease in the cost-of-living since "With my wages," one employe concerning various aspects of the
areeton terms for anw tract between the University and wage of the union members is the time the figures were issued, sa, Ihvtopy$5amnh netiins nd henetos
contract by Dec. 31, a strike is Local 1583 of the American Fed- $2.69 an hour, with 77 per cent of the lower budget figure woulde says, "I have to pay $150 a month negotiations and the intentions
considered likely. This is the eration of State, County, and the AFSCME local earning $2.90 set at $7,131 now. At $6032 an- ra place in Ypsilanti. T hen of the two sides, and adds that the
first article is a two-part series Municipal Employes (AFSCME) or less an hour, according to un- there's the light bill, the fuel bill; University position should become
discussing major issues involved expires Dec. 31. ion president Charles McCracken. nually, three-quarters of t he and the gas bill to pay besides" clearer at that time.
In the ngtiatios Th aonofwginraeiJa s hym aerfUi- AFSCME members are nearly she adds. Many workers say their eco-
i e negotions. The amount of wage icrease is James Thiry, manager of Un- $1100 below the amount calculat- "I go to rummage sales (I call nomic difficulties stem in part
By SARA FITZGERALD likely to be hotly debated by the versity employe and union rela- ed to meet the "lower" budget. them garbage sales) to buy shoes," from the failure of the present
negotiators. There has been spec- tions, could not verify these fig- Figures were not available for Ann she explains," and the only new contract to provide a cost-of-liv-
Daily News Analysis ulation among union members ures, saying that determination Arbor, where the cost of living is clothes I've bought for myself in ing adjustment to compensate for
"If we were paid the wages we that their representatives will ask of such an average involves 2700 higher than that of Detroit. the past year are two pairs of the recent sharp increases in the
deserve for an honest day's work," for a $1 an hour wage increase employes, working in dozens of job McCracken says that many of slacks I needed for work." cost of livig.
says a University custodian, "I over the life of the contract, which classifications, at different pay the union members cannot afford "Backs I sufpork." cost o k lsvimg.
wouldn't complain. But on $2.60 could eventually cost the Uni- grades, with the numbers c o n- to live in Ann Arbor, because of "Because I'm supporting three Many workers also claim that
an hour, you just can't make ends versity an additional half million stantly changing. tolv nAnAbr eas f grandchildren, I receive food their present Blue Cross-Blue
meet, especially when you're the dollars before overtime pay. However, at $2.90 an hour, work- their low wages and the city's high stamps which help me get by," Shield insurance plan does not
only one in the family who's At a time when the University's ing a 40 hour week, an employe cost of living. she continues. "But not all of the meet their needs. The insurance
working." budget is being tightened up, the could expect to earn $6032 a year. According to the union's mem- workers are as lucky as I am." plan varies in different job areas,
Many of the 2700 service and Office of University Housing has According to figures issued by the bership list, only 36 per cent of Vice-president and chief finan- but it does not completely cover
maintenance employes at the Uni- already proposed a $150 housing Department of Labor for spring the workers live in Ann Arbor. The cial officer Wilbur Pierpont de- the cost of medicine and x-rays.

Eight Pages
The University will have to come
up with a new insurance scheme
before the contract settlement be-
cause Blue Cross-Blue Shield, is
phasing out the currently used
plan in January.
One employe, explaining h e r
difficulty in paying for medical ex-
penses says, "My take-home pay
for two weeks is $102.87. After I
use up the $51 per week for food
and clothes, I don't have the
money to pay for the $50 of x-rays
my husband just required. It
forces me to borrow from one per-
son and then borrow from another
to pay the first person back."
"It's getting cold," she goes on,
noting the snow falling outside.
"But if they don't come up with
the contract I want and need, I'm
going to be outside walking t he
picket line when January comes."
TOMORROW: Union grievances

'U' Cellar
to sell law,
med books
University Cellar will!
stock books for students in
every school and college of the
University when it starts sell-
ing books next term, the book-
store board has decided.-
The original plans of the store
did not include stocking books for
professional students until it had
been in business for some time,
said bookstore employe Bruce Wil-
But when enough students in
various professional schools -
most notably law and medical -
volunteered to ' help stock t h e
bookstore with their textbooks, the
bookstore board decided itkcould
handle the additional stock.
When, last October, some 15,000
students received notification of'
hold credits pending payment of
the $5 bookstore fee, many profes-
sional students had complained'
that for them to pay the fee with-
out being served by the bookstore
was unjust.
Currently, according to Cellar
assistant book buyer David Rock,
Overbeck's is the only local book-
store carrying law, medical and
dental texts. Although there was
an initial hesitancy by West Pub-
lishing, the major law book firm,
to deal with the student store,
iRock said they have agreed to deal
with the University Cellar, assur-
ing that it will have a complete
stock of legal books.
Informal r e f e r e n d a held
throughout the medical, dental
and law schools indicated which
books students would want to buy
through the student store.
The bookstore plans to sell all
books at a 9 per cent discount,
comprising a straight 5 per cent
reduction and the 4 per cent sales
tax exemption.
The only units for which books
will not be sold at the student
store are the Officer Education
Programs of the Army, the Navy



plans for
budg9et cut
Most vacant faculty positions will remain unfilled while
maintenance projects will be delayed, in order for the Uni-
versity to make the emergency one percent cut in its current
General Fund budget, the University Record reported yester-
The State Constitution bars the state government from
engaging in deficit financing. Since projected tax revenues
in 1970-71 were reduced as a result of the auto strike, the
state has had to cut its current fiscal year budget, and has
thus required the recipients of its funds to cut their budgets.
The state has cut $735,047.36 from the University's current
general fund budget.
According to the University Record, the official publica-
tion of the University administration.,President Robben Flem-

-Associated Press
JESUIT PRIEST PETER FORDI and Sister Susan Davis reply
yesterday to charges by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that their
antiwar group planned to disrupt Washington utility lines and
kidnap a federal official. The East Coast Conspiracy to Save
Lives denied the charge and said that a lawsuit is being con-
SClergy group denies
Hoover s accusations
WASHINGTON (N)-An anti-war group of Roman Catholic
priests, nuns and laymen denied yesterday accusations made
by FBI .Director J. Edgar Hoover that they had planned to
kidnap a White House official and disrupt utility lines here.
Hoover, testifying before a Senate appropriations sub-
committee last Friday charged that the East Coast Conspir-
acy to Save Lives was planning to demand ransom in the form
of an end to American bombings in Iidochine and a release
of "political prisoners."

-Associated Press
Map shows population shift
Bureau of the Census map (above) reveals the changes in population of the states over the past ten
years. The Bureau released its final totals on the 1970 census yesterday. See story, page 3.
Voter registration approved for
18myear-old Michigan residents

Atty. Gen. Frank K
yesterday that qualifie
residents over 18 years
be registered to vote
Federal Voting Rights
The attorney gener
was contained in a let
Rep. Jackie Vaughn
troit, who had asked
status of those betwee:
be clarified as thetSupi
prepares to rule on th
tionality of the Voting
Kelley said that el
cials may not refuse
persons between the
and 21 but suggested

Kelley ruled registrations be kept separate un- between the ages of 18 and 21 for
d Michigan til final disposition of the issue by failure to meet the age require-
of age may the U.S. Supreme Court. ment," Kelley's ruling said.
under th e Although Michigan voters re- Kelley also said that Michigan
Act. jected a proposed 18-year old vote law requires that in order to vote
al's opinion amendment on Nov. 3, Kelley not- one must be registered not later
ter to State ed that the federal act supersedes than the fifth Friday preceding
III, D-De- the Michigan age requirement. He the election.
that the said that the federal act is the
ni 18 and 21 "supreme law of the land." "It must also be noted that the
remeCourt "Since it is necessary under school districts and other govern-
he constitu- Michigan law for qualified electors mental units will hold elections at
Rights Act. to be registered, it is incumbent various times throughout 1971,"
ection offi- upon election officials to register the attorney general said. He add-
to register as electors all persons who a r e ed that generally these tre pri-
ages of 18 qualified and, in doing, they may maries and elections of local of-
that such not refuse to register a person ficials, millage or other proposals.
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ing has requested the follow-
ing actions in a presentation
to deans and directors.
-Appointments to positions in
the General Fund budget (which
includes all funds for teaching and
administrative positions) that are
currently unfilled or which be-
come vacant be deferred for the
balance of the fiscal year. Any ex-
ceptions to this, in cases of "de-
monstrated critical need" will re-
quire approval by the appropriate
University vice-president;
-Vice-Presidents delay main-
tenance, remodelling and rehabili-
tation projects and equipment
purchases in sufficient amount to
produce savings in the General
Fund budget of at least$200,000;
-P r o p o s e d expenditures for
temporary help for the winter
term and the spring half-terms be
curtailed to "the fullest possible
-All equipment requisitions be
deferred except for those "found
to be necessary to meet critical
-Funds which become available
in unusued salary accounts not be
used for any other purpose;
-Any proposed expenditures for
supplies, travel or other expenses
be scrutinized for possible defer-
ment or elimination.
"These steps are designed to
assure that no salary of present.
personnel will be affected," said
Fleming, "and that we may be
able to produce the necessary ex-
penditure reductions with the least
impact on academic programs."

State hits
CMU over
LANSING (JP)-- Central Mich-
igan University's revenue over a
three-year period was $4 million
more than the school estimated
in its budget requests, says the
State Auditor General's office.
In addition, said a 101-page re-
port dated Oct. 6 for the three-
year period ending June 30, '1969,
the estimated surplus reported in
budget requests was understated
by $1.24 million; the university
had more than $1 million in pro-
jects not included in its requests;
and there were numerous short-
comings in the school's purchasing
A university spokesman said
the school had just received a copy
of the report and was not pre-
pared yesterday to make an im-
mediate statement.
Auditors said most of the un-
reported additional revenue was
from student fees and was used
in university operations. However,
the report said "in preparing
budget requests, it is essential that
the university follow the budget
instructions carefully to avoid
misunderstandings between the
See CMU, Page 8


The eleven members of the group, charging that Hoover and the Air F o r c e, said Rock.
was trying to set the stage for increased pressure on leftist These units supply their students
groups, said yesterday that a lawsuit for defamation of char- with books.

acter or libel is being con-*
Hoover said Friday the principal
leaders of the group were brothers
Daniel and Philip Berrigan, two
priests presently serving sentences
in a federal prison at Danbury,!
The Berrigans issued a state-
ment earlier denying Hoover's
assertion and saying he should
"either . . . prosecute us or pub-
licly retract the charges he made."
A Jesuit priest, Peter Fordi, of
Jersey City, N.J., said in yester-
day's news conference that many
of the members know the Berri-
A gans socially and through church
work, but that there is no con-
nection whatsoever between the
group and the priests.
Categorically denying the,
charges, Father Joe Wenderoth
said about such plotting: "our
philosophy and our tactics would,
not allow it."
"I hope this is far-fetched,"
Fordi said, but Hoover may have
harm +,.ino I'M indlnna the nnhlc I


What time is


Who knows

It was the best of times, it
was the worst of times, depend-
ing on whom you asked on
With clocks registering as
much as two hours difference
from one campus location to
another, for the past couple of
weeks, the theory of relativity
has been rapidly picking up
A typical example was report-
ed by Sue Mikula, '74, who de-
scribed the situation in South
Quad Sunday night: "I looked
at five different clocks and each
one showed a different time."
Particularly ticked off are the
secretaries in Angell Hall where
various clocks have been alter-
nva n, nna hrfa c. an dn a

of the Burton Tower clock have
been out of order, but they are
apparently controlled independ-
ently of the central switchboard
and simply have their own me-
chanical problems.
Also afflicted with the tem-
poral jitters is the Student Pub-
lications Building, where t h e
clocks have consistently regis-
tered an hour fast for over two
weeks. Daily makeup man Mar-
ion Keith commented: "It
doesn't bother me any. I'm so
busy working that I don't have
time to look at the clocks."
Prospects for speedy repairs
appear slight. Plant Manager
Don Wendel's office appeared
surprised by inquiries about ir-
regularities in the University's
timeni'oes A snporman there

"The state director of elections
advises that he presently knows
special elections which have been
called to be held in the month of
January, 1971, in half a dozen
districts throughout the state,"
he said.
"Inorder to qualify to vote at
any such election, registration
prior to January 1 would be re-
quired," Kelley said. The federal
law takes effect on January 1.
"I would therefore suggest that,
as an 18-21-year-old person must
register prior to the issuance by
the Supreme Court of its decision,
the registration card be kept sep-
arate from registration cards of
other electors so as to be readily
available for disposition following
issuance of the court's decis-
ion ..."
Kelley said that it would be un-
wise for him to make a statement
on the constitutionality of the
federal act, since it is now pend-
ing before the Supreme Court.
He noted, however, the G o v.
Milliken - on advice from Kel-
ley's office - has told U.S. At-

OSS policy unit urges
HEW report release

The Office of Student Services
Policy Board directed Vice Presi-
dent for Student Services Robert
Knauss last night to urge Presi-
dent Robben Fleming to release
the HEW report on University
hiring policies toward women and
to express the board's concern
that the report has not been made
The board further stipulated
that if Fleming turns down the
board's resolution, a meeting will

sity's treatment of women and
that the charges levelled against
the University should not be kept
The board's resolution did not
direct Knauss to directly release
the report as. it was addressed to
Fleming. Knauss said he had re-
ceived a copy of the report in
order to work on proposals for
changing University policy with-
out knowing he would later be
asked to release it.
Instead, the board directed
Knauss "to express to the admin-


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