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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 27, 1977-Page 7

Mock train wreck,
tests rescue skills

'U' meets.

(Continued from Page 1)
brought the victims in. But now,
with the paramedical units, a lot of
decisions can be made on the scene."
ALTHOUGH there were no
paramedics for this drill, all the other
elements of a disaster relief effort were
on hand.
Teams from the hospitals evaluated
the injuries, deciding which most
urgently needed treatment. A morgue
was set up for those mock victims who
played dead at the scene.
Volunteers from the Red Cross were
also on hand to aid in removing victims,
as well as recording names and next of
kin. Red Cross, Civil Defense, Police,
Fire and Sheriff's department vehicles
transported the patient to the various
hospitals.
A VOLUNTEEiR group of amateur
radio operators provided com-
munications, ept the hospitals notified
of incoming victims, and aided the Red
Cross officials in keeping track of
where victims were sent.
Some of the victims were sent to
University Hospital, others were taken
to .Beyer Memorial, Veterans' Ad-
ministration, Chelsea, St. Joseph's,
Saline and Ypsilanti State Hospitals.
Those who went to University
Hospital, according to one of the am-
bulance drivers, were treated by a
somewhat disorganized crew.

BECAUSE UNIVERSITY Hospital is
a teaching facility, Burney said, it has a
high staff turnover. Consequently,
some of the personnel aren't highly
familar with the emergency
procedures, he said.
But he said he was pleased with the
crew's reaction to the mock disaster,
and explained, "We test our ability to
receive and respond to patients. We
have doctors assess the victims and
decide where in the hospital they should
be sent for treatment."
County Civil Defense officer John
Kostyo said he thinks the drill went
well, but the response time for some of
the groups was too long._
IT WAS' THE first mock disaster of
this size here since 1975. All the
hospitals involved are required to hold
internal drills annually, but because of
the costs a county-wide drill does not
occur as often.4
The usual emergency drill tests only
a single hospital's emergency room
procedure, while yesterday's event
tested volunteer forces from around the
county.
When the "disaster" was over, the
Red Cross and ARROW (Amateur
Radio Repeater of Washtenaw)
proceeded as they would in an actual
emergency, aiding concerned parents
to find their injured (or dead) children.
FROM A COMMAND post in the Red
Cross building in Ann Arbor, contact
was maintained with units in all seven
hospitals and a list was drawn up of
casualties.
Actual ambulances were not used
yesterday, and Police and Fire Depar-
tment involvement was kept 'at a
minimum, because, as one of the
hospital attendants put it, "This stuff is
OK, but we still have a real hospital to
run."

union
on sub-

An oa r nDaily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
Ah, Ann Abor in autumn. The golden days are growing short, and not even impending mid-terms can keep the strollers from
investigating the Huron as it meanders above the north end of campus.

contracts
(Continued from Page 1)
offer "greater overall efficiency
through better use of manpower and
materials."
In a union leaflet released last
Friday, Anderson stated, "The rec-
ord shows that the tactic of contract-
ing out of services does not produce
the flowery promises of large savings
of money, increase in efficiency in
services to patients and a cleaner
hospital with the use of less em-
ployes."
WHILE BIDDING against other
companies for the housekeeping
contract, Service Master representa-
tives estimated a $500,000 savings for
the University if awarded a two-year
contract.
Service Master also estimates it
can decrease AFSCME housekeeping
positions from the present 278.5 to 204
and supervisory personnel from 28.5
to 26.5 over two years.
Neff said the employe reductions
would come through attrition, volun-
tary transfer, and promotions.
"We're not looking for lay-offs," he
said.
LAST NIGHT'S meeting was he
first between the two groups on the
issue since it was raised in Septem-
ber.
Neff said AFSCME's contract with
the University does not pertain to
middle - management (supervisory)
personnel, which will be the jobs rele-
gated to an outside contractor.
"Management has the basic func-
tion of determining the size and func-
tion of the work force," added Neff.
University attorney William Lem-
mer said the union "has no role what-
soever in making the decision on
what company we contract out."
"No labor contract in the world
would allow that," he added.

Carter
facvors
.N. arms
sanctions
(Continued from Page 1)
terday that the cause of Biko's death
while in detention was "extensive
brain injury."
As a demonstration of displeasure,
U.S. Ambassador William Bowdler
was called back to Washington for
''consultation." No date for his
return to South Africa has been set.
BUT EVEN WHILE criticizing
South African apartheid, the admin-
istration has continued to depend on
South Africa to promote black rule in
Rhodesia and in Namibia.
That reliance could be severely
tested by the application of sanc-
tions.
While Young held his talks in New
York, Richard Moose, the assistant
secretary of state for African affairs,
was sent to Capitol Hill to brief the
House African affairs subcommittee.
He told reporters that U.S. support
for a mandatory arms cutoff, with-
drawal of guarantees for commercial
loans and termination of all scientific
assistance to South Africa "are
actions that have been under consid-
eration in the executive branch in
recent days."
The subcommittee, headed by Rep.
Charles Diggs, (D-Mich.), approved
a resolution denouncing "repressive
measures" in South Africa, including
Biko's death and last week's arrests.
At the United Nations, the Soviet
ambassador, Oleg Troyanovsky, said
Western calls for political persuasion
and a "dialogue" with South Africa
were insufficient and tantamount to
support of racism.

HOUSE NIXES COVERAGE FOR GOV'T WORKERS:

Soc.
WASHINGTON (AP)
voted yesterday aga
more than six million
workers under Socia
change that would hav
stiff tax increases need
system from going brol

MSA may be face
with civil rights s
(Continued from Page 1)

Scurity plan
- The House
ns brengouge The 386-38 vote came as the House into th
n government considered amendments to a bill to in 198
1 Security, a bail Social Security out of its finan- The
1 Securit, a cial troubles by nearly tripling Social Fisher,
e reduced the Security taxes for many American study
ked to save the workers over the next 10 years. the pr
ke' THE BILL would shift a greater thae pS
portion of the taxburden to upper- emplos
) I income workers, but it would mean ments
Shigher taxes for all 104 million may fo
Americans who pay into Social Fish
" Security. would k
it tThe action on ,an amendment pensiol
against bringing more workers into been b
the system overruled the House
us directly. I Ways and Means Committee.
hem. Chicanos Under the bill as amended, the
ly not applied, maximum Social Security tax would
ied, go up during the next decade from
e, that's fine," the present $965 per year to $2,982.
WITH -THE NEW workers paying

kied
e program, the maximum tax
7 would have been $2,732.
amendment, by Rep. Joseph
, (D-Va.), calls for a two-year
of bringing the workers under
ogram. Federal workers now
eparate retirement plans and
yes of state and local govern-
and of nonprofit organizations
rm independent plans.
er and his supporters said it
be unfair to phase but separate
n plans on which workers have
asing their retirement plans.

THE POLITICAL groups, predom-
inantly leftist, were denied space
under "guideline six," which directs
that groups should have broad sup-
port in order to get space, he said.
"We were looking for causes that
were rather universal," DiGiuseppe
added.
At a Student Organizations Board
hearing Friday morning, representa-
tives of some 15 to 20 student groups
presented their objections to the
office allocation process, according
to board spokesman Phil Merdinger.
YESTERDAY, DiGiuseppe said
the "chances are good" that many of
the political and ethnic groups previ-
ously denied offices will now get
them. "It appears we've got some
space we didn't know we had," he
explained. "We don't want to shut
groups out, as long as space is avail-
able."
Commenting on the threat of a suit,
DiGiuseppe said, "'The Chicano or-
ganizations are the only ones who

haven't approachedt
have yet to hear from t
at Michigan have simp
as far as we're concern
"If they want to su
he added.

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COPELAND SAID one of the most
serious problems exists within the
laboratory sciences. "There are tight
limitations on class numbers and the
increases in enrollment adds to the
pressures we have," she said.
Improved use of CRISP is another
priority. "If we could handle drops
more quickly, students would then
get in courses more easily and
quickly as the spaces would be more
recognizable," Copeland explained.

She plans to clarify what options
students may take and make course
sequence alternatives available.
"We will work toward putting people
with the stronger priorities into their
needed classes," she said.
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Maize'n Blue Day
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north end of E. University - C C. Little Bldg. 3pm
Homecoming Parade
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parade leaving Dental school at 730pm
pep rally immediately following at Diag
UAC Homecoming
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Union Ballroom band Masquerade
admission '. beer & soft drinks 930pm

Saturday, October 29
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UAC Lawn Display
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