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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 119 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 22, 1977

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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IYOU SEE *_NEtSAM CALL'XDY
Street talk
Imagine soup without a sandwich, a dog with-
out his bone or Ozzie without Harriet. Well, right
here in River City we had a street without a name.
But no more. That little paved pathway nestled
up against West Quad and theUnion, running from
Thompson St. to State St. now has a street sign
to call its very own. Nothing too chic or fancy,
mind you - just Union St. But that's better than
"hang a left on that there, er, that, ah, you know,
that street over there."
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Lotsa prezdents
President Carter wasn't the only president in
Washington this weekend - University President
Robben Fleming was there too. Carter, asking
college and university leaders to help solve the
nation's problems, met with HEW officials and
academicians from throughout the country in the
capital on Saturday. "I want foremost a relation-
ship with you that is continuing," Carter said, "so,
that you might help me with the problems that
affect our nation from an academic and also a
practical standpoint . . ." Yale University Presi-
dent Kingman Brewster and University of Calif-
ornia President David Saxon were also in attend-
ance.
Happenings ...
begin today with a public meeting conducted
by the Office of Academic Affairs on the matter
of the proposed closing of the Population Planning
Dept. The meeting runs from 9 a.m. to noon in
the Regents' Rm. of the Administration Bldg. .
at 4:00 p.m., the Sociocinema 100 film series pre-
sents "Titicut Follies" in Lecture Rm. 1 of MLB.
They'll show it again at 7:30 ... the Undergraduate
Political Science Association meets in the 6th floor
Haven Hall lounge at 7 ... the Spartacus Youth
League tells you all the latest on "The Rise of
Fascism in Germany" at 7:30 in Rm. 3209 of the
Union ... the three-day conference on "Black Life
and History" begins today. University professors
Harold Cruse and Nolan Jones hold a 3:30 panel
discussion with Michigan State Rep. Jackie Vaughn
in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2 of MLB on the day's
topic: "Mobilizing Black Political Potential." U.S.
Rep. Ronald Dellums will speak at 7:30 in Schor-
ling Aud. of the School of Ed. ... the Games Club
hosts a game dealing with "Problems of Resource
Allocation" at 7:30 in Rm. 2338 of the School of
Education .. the Inter-cooperative Council Affirma-
tive Action Committee holds an information ses-
sion on the ICC's minority recruitment at 7:30
in East Quad's Greene Lounge ... and the U-M Stu-
dents World Hunger Task Force sponsors the film
"Cardanalia: Health Care and Third World Mal-
nutrition" at 8 p.m. in the International Center.
Shoe Biz
Them shoes weren't made for walkin', that's
for sure. A pair of platforms worn by a Colom-
bian stewardess in Miami, wound her up in jail.
Agents said they found more than a pound of co-
caine inside the stilt-like shoes. Gloria Mouthom'
23, of Baranquilla, Colombia, was arrested on drug
charges last weekend after agents found $290,000
worth of the white powdery stuff in the hollowed-
out heels and soles of her shoes. A customs spokes-
person said the platform shoes, not usually worn
by stewardesses during a flight, caught the eye
of an alert inspector, who nabbed her and her
heels and walked her to the clinker. Gloria took
the walk barefoot.
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Fly me

When Harry Osborne of Edmonds, Wash. told
his students to go fly a kite, he meant it. Stu-
dents in the Needles Trade Technology department
at Edmonds Community College are planning to
make a kite that will be the biggest ever launch-
ed by hand. They also mean to fly it higher than
any kite has ever gone before, and for a longer
time. They say it will have to carry lights to warn
off planes, an altimeter to measure its altitude
and eight miles of string. "When we started this,
the largest kite listed in the Guinness Book of
World Records was 820 square feet. Now we have
learned that just recently the <Japanese flew one
over 1,200 square feet. We've got to beat that,"
said Osborne. Mary Poppins, eat your heart out.
On the inside *. *
A lawyer tells a Denver convention of scien-
tists that they have no constitutional freedom from
regulations governing DNA research. Details on
Page 3 in the Digest ... Chuck Anesi discusses
the natural gas situation for the Edit Page ...
Owen Gleiberman and Andy Kurtzman review
Alan Rudolph's Welcome to L.A. ... And Pat Rode

BOTH FACE LONG LEGAL STRUGGLE

4'U,

rejec ts

last

minute

By KEN PARSIGIAN
An eleventh hour attempt by the Graduate Employes Organiza-
tion (GEO) to avoid a lengthy court battle with the University has
failed. Friday, the administration officially rejected an offer by
GEO - essentially the same as the University's final proposal when
contract negotiations broke down on Nov. 18 - saying it was "too
late."
This morning at 10:00 the two sides will confront each other at
a hearing before the Michigan Employment Relal ions Commis-
sion (MERC) to determine whether or not the University has
committed an unfair labor practice (ULP).
THE UNION filed the ULP in Nov., after negotiations broke
down. At that time, the entire contract was set'led with the ex-
ception of one item - the clause determining who is covered by
the contract. GEO had (and still has) two grievances pending con-
cerning two persons they believe to be covered by last year's con-
tract.
The University refused to sign a contract containing wording
that was already being challenged, and gave GEO three alterna-
tives:

* drop the grievance charges, acknowledge that the Univer-
sity's interpretation of the language in the contract was correct,
and sign the agreement.
* wait until the grievances were ruled upon and then return
to the bargaining table.
I think their (the University) strategy
since October has been to force us to file
a ULP so they could challenge our status
as eiployes and break the un ion.'
--GEO President Doug Moran
* s ibmit new language for the particular clause that would
be acceptable to both sides.
GEO rejected all three proposals. The union suggested the con-
tract be signed wi.h the exception of the disputed clause, and that
the clause be negotiated after action had been taken on the griev-

GEO offer
ances. When the University refused, the union filed the ULP charg-
ing that the administration was "holding up the signing of a con-
tract for a non-mandatory bargaining issue."
THE ULP hearing was originally scheduled for Feb. 2, but just
as the hearing was to begin, GEO presented a new proposal to the
University, and both sides agreed to posopone the hearing until
today.
GEO's proposal, revealed yesterday, was to drop the two griev-
ances "with prejudice" - which means they won't file the griev-
ances again - and sign the contract.
"THIS IS basically the same as our last proposal to them on
'Nov. 18," said chief University bargainer John Forsyth.
"If they had brought this proposal to us a week before the ori-
ginal ULP hearing (Feb. 2)," he continued, "we would have accept-
ed it. But now that we have spent all this time in preparation, and
all this money on lawyers - wel, it's just too late."
GEO President Doug Moran, who was shocked and dismayed
by the University's rejection, expressed doubt that the adminis-
See 'U', Page 10

Party

regulars

take

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primaries

AFSCME
will hold
contract
vote today
By BOB ROSENBAUM
Members of the American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employes (AFSCME,
Local 1583) will vote today on
the ratification of a new con-
tract with the University.
AFSMCE officials are expect-
ing more of the 2300 campus
service workers to make their
views known ,at Rackham Au-
ditorium this afternoon.
THE UNIVERSITY and the
union reached a tentative agree-
ment with- the help of a state-
appointed mediator last Wednes-
day.
Union leaders are divided
over whether the proposed con-
tract should be accepted. The
AFSCME bargaining team urg-
ed union membership to ratify
the settlement, but Local 1583
President Joel Block called the
See AFSCME, Page 2

Latta, Reiner, Haniks
trounce opponents
By MIKE NORTON
Witb Staff Reports
In a demonstration of support for traditional party
stalwarts, voters in Ann Arbor's First, Second and Fifth
Wards yesterday chose their party nominees for the up-
coming April 4 City Council elections.
In the First Ward Democratic primary, Ken Latta
won handily over maverick Zane Olukalns, 351-226. Lat-
ta, an employe of the University's Office of Academic
Planning, did especially well in the black and work-
ing-class precincts; while Olukalns led by a respect-
able margin in the central student-dominated areas.
"THE PLACES we got killed
in were precincts 1-9 through
1-13," said Olukalns' campaign
manager, Calvin Luker. "The
party.egulars live there, and
they're the ones who were op-
posed to Zane's candidacy from
the beginning. They're the ones
who scrounged Latta up a week
before the deadline, and if they
scrounged him up you've gotta
figure they'd scrounge up the
votes."
Latta's mood was morecon-
ciiatory. "I hope Zane's organ-
Sization is true to what they said
LUBENS they were, and that some of the
nocratic people who voted for her will
support me," he said. "Other-
wise, they aren't really Demo-
crats."
Republican write-in candidate
Val Jaskiewicz, who had need- Latta
ed 50 votes to make the April
4 ballot, received 151.

Doily Photo by PAULINE L
Judith Hanks shows her winningest smile after her easy victory in the fifth ward Den
primary over opponent Kenneth Ludwig.

CITY, BUSINESSES WITHHOLD SUPPORT:

Bus
By DENNIS SABO
The once highly-praised bus
pass program designed to ease
central Ann Arbor's parking
crunch is failing from lack of
support by downtown business-
es, employes and City Hall.
Under the Ann Arbor Transit
Authority (AATA) program in-
itiated last fall, downtown em-
ployers were asked to buy $10
monthly bus passes for their

pass

progra m

fails

amploves in a-n attempt to get
them to ride the city buses and
Dial-A-Ride service.
ACCORDING to AATA Direc-
tor Karl Guenther, AATA has
approached several downtown
businesses urging them to offer
the bus pass program to their
employes.
"Downtown parking and trans-
it systems go hand in hand,"
Guenther said. "AATA can do

whxa-t it can to shift people from
:ars to buses."
So far two downtown business-
es, Jacobson's and the Huron
Valley National Bank, are of-
fering $10 monthly bus passes
to their employes. The program
has had limited success.
JACOBSON'S store manager
Allen Mandel said only eleven
of the store's 200 employes are
using the bus pass program. He

emphasized that the figures may
be misleading because several
of Jacobson's employes walk to
work or must drive.
Mandel said some employes
tried the program since it was
offered last December but stop-
ped using it because of the in-
conveniences of Dial-A-Ride ser-
vice.
However, Mandel added "em-
ployes (who are using it) find
it convenient and economic. We
have a. start of a program that
will work out over a period of
See AATA, Page 10

IN THE SECOND Ward Re-
publican race, financial counsul-
tant Allen Reiner trounced itin-
erant orator Richard ("Dr.
Robinson, 112-49. Robinson man-
aged to capture two precincts
in his vain attempt to seize the
GOP banner for the Second
Ward.
"I'm not surprised, but I am
happy," said Reiner when he
heard the news of his victory.
"Anything could have happened.
We campaigned in specific pre-
cincts, and those were the ones
that came through."
Robinson was unavailable for
comment.
See PRIMARY, Page.10

Pair says
we need
new goals
By JOAN CHARTIER,
Americans just aren't accept-
ing political and social respon-
sibility like they did 200 years
ago, according to Grace and
James Boggs.
They spoke at Rackham Aud.
lest night on "Being American:
challenge of self-government" as
spart of the Union Activity Cen-
ter's (UAC) Future Worlds Ser-
ies.
THEIR WIDE-RANGING lec-
ture covered topics from the
capitalist system to flush toi-

Reiner

Public Health faculty calls
for re- evaluation of PPD cut

By BRIAN BLANCHARD
At an emotion-charged special meeting yester-
day, the School of Public Health faculty narrow-
ly passed a resolution calling for a re-considera-
tion of -the proposed elimination of the Population
Planning Department (PPD).
The resolution also asked that the school's Cur-
riculum Committee re-examine the role of the
PPD in terms of the Public Health school's ob-
jectives.
THE MOVE provoked some controversy among
faculty members who felt that the Curriculum
Committee was not given sufficient time to com-
plete the task.
Both the Curriculum Committee and the school's
Executive Committee which recommended the

fire. The resolution asked that no letters be sent
to prospective students informing them of the
peril facing the 11 year program.
Some argued that the sending of the letters
'would be premature and that applications aren't
normally accepted at this early date anyway.
"For an applicant, saying that it might be closed
is the, same as saying that it is," said one ob-
jector.
Others defended the rights of new students,
claiming that it would be unfair to withhold the
information. They also said that the letters would
be written in such a way as to allow for the pos-
sibility of the survival of the Department.
VICE-PRESIDENT for Academic Affairs Frank
Rhodes also spoke at the meeting yesterday, out-

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