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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

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Vol. LXXXV, No. 122

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 25, 1975

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

G a--
e FYW.SE ?E)* MCALL' r Y
A desperate thief
Those of you who are accustomed to frequenting
this city's bookstores may have noticed a sizeable
hole in the front window of the Maynard Street
Centicore. The broken window, which is expected
to cost the store a healthy 450 bucks, was a sou-
venir from an unexpected night visitor last week.
The vandal threw a stone through the window
and entered the building - where a literal wealth
of material is stored. However, said a store
worker, only one book was stolen. "You're not go-
ing to believe this," said the salesperson. We al-
most didn't. The book was the low-priced Cellulite:
Those Lumps, Bumps and Bulges You Couldn't
Lose Before.
Minor upsets
It was a rough day yesterday for residents of
East Quad, who were routed from their beds by a
7 a.m. fire alarm after the latest in a series of set
trash can fires. Later on, the quaddies were
forced to finish their lunches by candlelight after
water from recent heavy rains shorted out a 24
hundred volt distribution box. Both the Law Quad
and East Quad were without power for about half
an hour. However, it was not as much of an incon-
venience as one might have thought.
Voter registration
In order to be eligible to vote in the April city
election, you must register before March 10. There
is new a permanent registration site on the third
floor of the Union in addition to the many tempor-
ary registration sites scattered around the city.
Shuttle service from the West Quad lobby to the
registration site in the public library will be pro-
vided tonight from 6-9 p.m. Other locations in-
clude City Hall, Loving Branch Library on Pack-
ard near Platt, the Ann Arbor Community Center,
625 N. Main; Miller Manor, 727 Miller; Community
High, 401 N. Division; Pioneer High, 601 Stadium;
Slauson Middle School, 1019 W. Washington; Lurie
Terrace, 600 W. Huron.
Sublet stuff
The Daily's annual Summer Sublet Supplement
is due for distribution on Sunday, March 23. The
first deadline for ads for the supplement is March
7 and the final deadline is March 14. The cost for
a four inch ad is $7 until the 7th after which it will
be $9. Forms may be found in The Daily and at
various locations around campus.
Course make-ups
The German Dept. will be holding make-up ses-
sions for those who have missed classes because
of the strike.
German 101 (MTTHF)-1 p.m. 2112 MLB
German 102 (MTTHF)-9 a.m. 2112 MLB
(MTTHF)-10 a.m. B110 MLB
(MTWF)-11 a.m. B101 MLB
German 222 (MTWF)-12 2008 MLB
German 231 (TTH)-12 B117 MLB
(WF)-B103 MLB
German 111 (TTH) 12-2 3310 MLB
Prof. Brice Carnahan's lectures will be held in
2050 Frieze Tues., Wed., and Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Prof.
John Earl's Anthropology courses'453 and 486 will
be meeting at the University Reformed Church on
Huron at the usual times.
CRISP info
The University is implementing a new computer-
assisted registration system called CRISP for the
up-coming classification period (April 7-25). Each
school will be developing different procedures for
its own students which means all those who wish
to early register/classify should check with the
counseling office of their department immediately
after spring break. LSA students can call 4-6820 or
4-6850 for information on counseling or CRISP pro-
Happetii# s...
. ..are diverse today. There will be an English

Dept. poetry reading by Jerome Rothenberg at,
4:10 p.m. in Aud. 3 MLB . . . a mass meeting to
attract new volunteers to Food Week will be held
at 7:30 p.m. in Aud. C Angell Hall . . . there will
be a clinic for anyone interested in officiating IM
volley ball at the Sports Coliseum at 7:30 p.m....
Hillel is presenting an ABC produced film, "Kib-
butz Langdon at 8 p.m. at Hillel House . . . a
talk on the "World Ecology Crisis and Prospects
for Fusion Power" will be given by Dr. Robert
Moon, a leading physicist at the University of Chi-
cago, at 8 p.m. in the Michigan Room of the
Leage . . . there will be a meeting of the New
England literature nrogram at 439 Mason at 8
p.m. . . . and tonning off the days events is an-
other poetrv reading at 9:30 p.m. in Greene
Loimge, East Quad.
On the n ide . .
. the entire Editorial Page is deoted to the
stranga case ag-inst SGC . . . James Fiehia and
Bruce Jordan review Saturday's Herhie Hancock
concert on the Arts Paee . . . and the Snorts Page
is highlighted by covernpe of the basketball game
against the Wisconsin 13ndeers.

GEO nears

After nine months of bargain-
ing and two weeks of a strike,
is it now clear for the first time
that a contract settlement be-
tween the University and the
Graduate Employes' Organiza-
tion (GEO) is near, and strate-
gists from both sides are pre-
paring the final tactics which
they hope will sway the ap-
proaching settlement in their
favor. -
Both negotiating teams have
made concessions they would
have preferred not to, and now
they must assess their respec-
tive strengths and weaknesses
in order to salvage whatever
they can from the agreement.
THE STRIKE has taken its
toll on both the union and the
University. It did not -bring the
GEO a decisive victory within

the first week, and now the con-
flict will be resolved through
reluctant compromise which is
not likely to satisfy either party
As GEO leader David Gordon
pointed out last night, a labor

still has some factors which
may work in its favor.
The support of many other
union's in the state and local
levels may help GEO in an in-
direct manner. In particular,
the AFL-CIO, the UAW, and



struggle in a University com-
munity is not like one in indus-
try, where an effective strike
by an all-powerful union can
bring a corporation to its knees.
"While striking a University
you don't have the ability to
shut off profit," Gordon admit-
ted. "It's much more potitics,
it's more a war of nerves.-
WHILE THIS is true, the GEO

the Teamsters hold great po-.
litical power and are able to
pressure the University in ways
which may never be brought to
For instance, a number of
University Regents received la-
bor sup-port to get elected, and
it is conceivable that the Re-
gents might influence the ad-
ministration in favor f GEO
for this reason.
ALSO, THE University faces

even more labor problems in
the coming months with the fac-
ulty, the Concerned Clericals
for Action-who have already
been incorporated into the UAW
-the University nurses, and the
American Federation of State,
C o u n t y, and Municipal Em-
ployes (AFSCME), which -up-
plies most maintenance and
food services people to the
But two crucial factors must
work out if the GEO is to
emerge with the type of settle-
ment it seeks.
First, they are relying o- their
members - teaching assistants,
research assistants, and staff
assistants-to remain on strike.
Should the economic stress of
the walkout force union mem-
bers back to the classro.3m and
laboratory, the strike will crack
See GEO, Page 8


U-=Cal. pi
University P r e s i d e n t could have1
Robben Fleming, named as centive for
a top contender for the the post.
presidency of the Univer- presidency
sity of California (U-C) vost David
system, said yesterday he ered the lea
has withdrawn his name tem candi
from consideration for the have announ
prestigious post. on's appoi
Fleming further indicat- made publi
ed last night he would re- CALIFOR
ject future offers to head reported th
other universities. "I can't tracted by
stature in h
really conceive of another may havet
university presidency that his age, 58,
I would be interested in," was not far
he said. 000 student:



C Board of Regents
been a powerful in-
Fleming to reject
rite to assume the
is current U-C Pro-
Saxon, long consid-
ding inside-the-sys-
date. The regents
nced a special meet-
Saturday, and Sax-
intment could be
i at that time.
NIA observers have
at regents were at-
Fleming's national
igher education but
been leery both of
and the fact that he
miliar with the 120,-
said last night that

he had never actually been of-
fered the job. "It never reach-
ed that point", he said.
Fleming, who has been presi-
dent here since January, 1968,
has said he would not want to
serve longer than 10 years.
Asked last night what position
he might accept after leaving
the university presidency, Flem-
ing said teaching was his "first
and last love."
"I still think on occasions,
that one of these days I want to
go back to being a law school
professor," he said. Fleming,
an expert in labor negotiations,
was a law professor at the
University of Illinois from 1958
to 1964. He also holds a tenured
law professorship at the Uni-
versity law school.

UNDERGRADUATE SUPPORTERS of the Graduate Employes' Organization (GEO) picket the
LSA Building yesterday, demanding resolution of the smaller-class i s s u e. From LSA, they
marched to Angell Hall, the Chem. Building, and the Modern Languages Building, chanting
slogans along the way.
GE proosa rejected;


settlement still
By JIM TOBIN tions, chief U
The leadership .of the Graduate Employes' mand said, "
Organization (GEO) exploded in outrage at the a number of i
University bargaining team late last night in aren't ready to
the Michigan Union after the administration Asked if het
team rejected what the GEO called a "proposal before morning
which could lead to an immediate settlement."
"We were ready to settle this thing right now," "WE FELT
GEO spokesman David declared bitterly. "It were not will:
was a terrible insult to us. We fell back and made GEO negotiat
serious compromises on all positions, in some bargaining tea
cases to what we felt was their positions. We caucus.
felt insulted by their response and it's our feel- After the U
ing they're trying to bust our union. Their defi- flabbergasted
nition of collective bargaining is clubbing unions considered to1
into capitulation." the University
what they clai
THE NEGOTIATORS continued their session gaining."
into the early morning hours, and at press time, Following th
no agreement had been reached. their return, C
Reached by telephone in the midst of negotia-
FmRtng gets top pay
among state of ficial-

University negotiator Charles All-
We're still negotiating. There were
ssues they did present that we still
o accept."
thought a settlement was probable
g, Allmand said, "I doubt it."
that their response was that they
ing to reach a settlement," said
or Jack Wileden after the union
am emerged from the session to
niversity's offer, the GEO team,
after having proposed what they
be a settlement offer, harangued
team for several minutes for
med was "extreme bad-faith bar-
e outburst of anger, the union team
with other GEO officials. Upon
EO negotiators reported the Uni-
See GEO, Page 2

FLEMING said he withdrew
his name from further conten-
tion after meeting for a sec-
ond time Saturday with U-C
Regents, California Governor
Edmund Brown, student, fac-
ulty and alumni representa-
Fleming said last night that
he and his wife, Sally, had been
cool towards accepting the po-
sition after an initial interview
on the west coast earlier this
month. "Following that visit,
we urged that or namehbe
withdrawn from any further
considerations," Fleming said
in a statement released yester-
He indicated that a second
round of discussions was con-
ducted only after Edward Car-
ter, chairman of the U-C re-
gental search committee "urg-
ed me very strongly to go out
FLEMING said, "I told them
from the very first that I
wasn't looking for a position
anywhere, and if I came out
that didn't mean I would take
it (the U-Cal. presidency) even
if I was offered it."
Fleming did not say what
prompted his refusal to con-
cider taking the California
presidency. However, it is be-
lieved'that the intense political
infighting characterizing the 26

Members of
B. U. F., res ign
The Black United Front (BUF), a coalition of black student
and faculty groups at the University, announced the resignations
of Sam Riddle and Oscar Hearn yesterday.
Riddle and Hearn were the key organizers of last week's
two-and-a-half day takeover of the Administration Building by
nearly 250 minority students.
IN THEIR official statement, the BUF said the resignations
came "in the aftermath of the unsanctioned occupation of the
University Administrative Building early last week in the name
of the Black United Front."
Riddle, however, said last night, "We did not move in the
name of the BUF-we moved in the name of BAM (the Black
Action Movement!"
The Black Action Movement, in early 1970, closed the Uni-
versity for nearly two weeks demanding the University have a
10 per cent black enrollment by 1972. The University presently
has a black enrollment of seven per cent.
RIDDLE, while resigning "for the sake of internal harmony,"
said he would " like to see an independent black organization on
See BLACK, Page 2

University President Robben
Fleming's $65,600 a year salary
makes him the highest paid
public official in Michivan ac-
cording to a state House Fiscal
Agency survey.
Presidential salaries at six
other state-supported universi-
ties also top the $47,250 annual
salary of Governor William
Milliken, who announced last
week he will be taking a volun-
tary 10 per cent cut because
of the state's fiscal crisis.
THE GOVERNOR'S salary is
set by the State Officers Com-
"M"nf~ r me;Conn 1.1i

Fleming said
donated $12,500
sity last year,
going to the
King Jr. Fund.

last night he
to the Univer-
the bulk of it
Martin Luther

FLEMING'S total compensa-
tion comes to $73,282 with
$6,650 in retirement benefits
and $1,132 in other fringes. In
addition, he has run of the uni-
versity's presidential house, a
car and a $20,000 expense ac-
Collecting the second highest
pay of a state public official is
Clifton Wharton Jr., President
of Michigan State University,
who receives $$57,500 in salary,

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