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Vo. LXXXVII, No. 133 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, March 19, 1977 Ten Cents E

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Elvis the Pelvis will rock and he'll roll at
Crisler Arena on April 24, and those of you vin-
tage 50's fans who delight at Presley's gyra-
tions had better swoon down to the Arena some-
time today. Tickets go on sale this morning at
10, which means by the time you get there, there'll
probably be dozens of shivering bodies camped
out in the snow. Ticket agents will not accept
personal checks, so button down your shirt, grease
back your hair and stuff those greenbacks in your
pockets, 'cause Elvis is coming to town!
That powerless feeling
We knew something was amiss when our news-
room clock conked out just before tolling half past
four. Then we were told of a mass exodus of
students from the Grad Library and the UGLI.
Such afternoon madness could only be attributed
to a power failure, which originated from a blow-
out in a 13,000 watt feeder cable in Waterman
Gym. The power fizzle flickered lights in the Cen-
tral Campus region bounded by North, South and
East University Streets and State St. Libraries
were cleared out, and campus security reported
that several unfortunate ,souls were entombed in
campus elevators. They weren't trapped for long,
however. University engineers rerouted campus
power through a substation in the Plant Dept., and
this latest inconvenience came to a happy end
just in time for dinner.
Oakland mystery
Police are looking for a young, educated man
who doesn't use alcohol or drugs; is fanatically
clean and has abnormal sexual habits, in connec-
tion with the slayings of six southern Oakland
County /youngsters since late 1975. That is a par-
tial psychological profile attributed to the type of
man who may be responsible for the murders which
have shaken an affluent portion of suburban De-
troit. Meanwhile, police'stepped up their house-to-
house search .in Birmingham yesterday for 11-year-
old Timothy King, who disappeared Wednesday
evening after purchasing a candy bar from a
Birmingham pharmacy. However, police reports
leave little room for optimism in the disappear-
ance, which has officially been termed an abduc-
tion. "It's not a murder before you find a body,
but things don't look so good right now," said
Birmingham Police Chief Rollin Tobin. "We were
all hoping for some kind of ransom demand." If
a ransom note had been found, Tobin said, it
would have distinguished Timothy's case from the
other Oakland County children murders.
Happenings ...
...It's a busy day. The conference, "A Wom-
en's Career Fair," sponsored by the University
Office of Career Planning and Placement, kicks
off this morning at 8:30 in the Modern Language
Bldg. Conference is free and open to all ... the
Black Law Students Alliance holds a conference
on school desegregation from 9 to 5 at Hutchins
Hall. It's a freebie ... five free films on racism
in Southern Africa wil be shown from 11 to S in
Schoring Auditorium of the School of Education
Eclipse Jazz presents Anthony Braxton's "To-
wards a New Music" at noon in the Union Ball-
room. A public workshop follows at 1:30 ... the
Teach-In offers these afternoon events at Mendels-
sohn Theater - Alain Gansberg speaks on "The
Image of Prisons and Prisonbrs in TV and Film"
at noon; a panel discussion on "Lawsuits Against
Prisons as a Method of Reform at 1; Barbara
Bergman's speech on "Run-away Shelters, Alter-
nate Programs for Youths" at 3; and Jose Lopez
speaks about members of the Puerto Rican Inde-
pendence Party who are currently serving time,
at 4 ... the Astronomical Film Festival presents
"Apollo 16 Unabridged, Part II," MLB Auditorium
3, at 2 ... Guild House, 820 Monroe, offers a Chi-
nese dinner at 6 and an African film at 7. Call
662-5189 for reservations ... Teach-In picks up again
at 7, when Erica Huggins speaks on her experi-
ences as a political prisoner; Morton Sobell speaks

on his similar experience at 8:15; Brian Wilson
discusses "Alternatives to Prisons" at 9:30; and
Donald Freed answers the question "Why a Teach-
In?" at 10:30. All events, again, are at Mendels-
sohn ... Try-outs for the spring production of
Anastasia Will be held at the Civic Theater Bldg.,
201 Mulholland, at 7:30 ... Listen to Japanese folk
music in Rackham Auditorium at 8 ... Square
dancers can find refuge at Xanadu co-op, 1811
Washtenaw, at 8. Fifthy cents admission, thank
you ... finally, the Roots Jazz Trio will provide the
music at the University Club in the Union from
9:30 to the wee hours. No cover ... Have a nice
On the inside ...
Vietnam yesterday suriendered to a presi-
dential commission the bodies of 12 American
servicemen killed in the Vietnam War. The Page
3 Digest has the facts ... Ever hear of helihomes?
If not, Jeffrey Selbst writes about them for the
Editorial Page ... and Daily- Sports Editor Kathy
Henneghan files a profile of hoopster Dave Bax
ter direct from Lexington, Ky.





tentative contract agreement

Negotiators for the Univer-
sity and some 2,000 striking,
AFSCME campus service work-
ers early this morning reach-
ed a tentative agreement on
a new contract. Further de-
tails are not available at this
Negotiators for the Univer-
sity and striking service work-
ers met late into last night and
early this morning to come up
with an agreement on a new
In what appeared to be con-
sidered a no-holds-barred effort
by both parties to arrive at the
settlement, negotiators for both
the University and American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employes (AFSCME
Local 1583) exchanged various
offers over issues which have
been in question since workers
left their jobs 25 days ago.
At midnight, the union-offered
a proposal which left chief Uni-
versity Negotiator William Neff
visibly upset.
"I"m stunned," Neff said.
"They (the union) act as if they
have us on our knees."
Although specific details of the
AFSCME offer were not avail-
able, Neff said it was "much
more expensive" than the union
had been proposing the past
The University officially pro--
posed a 60 cent per hour wage
increase over 27 months last
night, ansoffer which AFSCME
officials rejected last Monday
and appeared to be on the verge

of- dismissing last night.
"Did you know the offer of
60 cents actually works out to
52 and 1 cents?" a union bar-
gainer asked. He explained that
the University's offer would go
into effect at the end of March,
instead of the beginning of last
The union bargaining team
a&so asked that- employes be giv-
en the option of taking salary
payments in lieu of their nomal
year's vacation, according to
Neff. He said the University also
found that offer unacceptable.
"I thought they would quit
playing games with us tonight,"
he said.
Also under discussion at last
night's session was the question
of amnesty for striking workers
found guilty of crimes associat-
ed with the walkout.
Neff said it appeared the issue
would not be the cause of anoth-
er breakdown in negotiations
since bargainers had achieved
a basic agreement.
AFSCME leaders would only
say last night that they were
hoping a gettlement could be
brought back to union member-
ship after the session - even if
bargainers could not put their
own seal of approval on it.
If the settlement is not
reached at the session, calling in
a state fact finder to suggest
proposals appears to be the best
The fast-finding process would
take weeks, however, and neith-
er side seemed to be happy
with such a prospect.
Earlier in the day the Regents
told union leaders they would
not support the use of binding
arbitration to resolve contract
differences between the two

Top-ranking AFSCME leaders to fact-finding procedures.
had appeared before the regular At the same time, the Univer
monthly Regents' m e e t i n g sity moved to renew negotiation.
Thursday to urge the University with the union, contacting Michi
to use an arbitrator and end the gan Employment Relation.
walkout. Commission (MERC) mediato


IN BINDING arbitration, the
two sides would meet with a
neutral representative of the
state who examines each issue
and arrives at a compromise
which both parties must abide
In the rejection announce-
ment, Chief University Negotia-
tor William Neff told AFSCME
the University, while not willing
to bring in an arbitrator, is open

Thomas Badoud, who arranged
last night's meeting.
At the request of AFSCME
Council 11 President Walt Oli-
ver, Badoud was accompanied
to last night's session by MERC
director Robert Pisarsky.
AFSCME leaders also request-
ed that the meeting be held in
the Holiday Inn East on Wash-
tenaw Ave. in Ann Arbor, where
two representatives of
See STRIKE, Page 5

Itarsley residents
demand strike 's end

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
One of fifty Graduate Employes Organization (GEO) mem-
bers carries his sign in front of the Administration Build-
ing: The GEO members staged a rally yesterday to demon-
strate their desire that the Regents arrive at a negotiated
settlement with the union quickly. GEO President Doug Moran
presented the Regents with a letter also requesting prompt
resumption of negotiations. After the rally, union representa-
tives met with Regents Thomas Roach and Sarah Power to
discuss GEQ's current situation.
Regents OK change
in PIRGIM funding

A grass-roots movement is
currently being organized at
Bursley Hall- to bring organized
pressure on the University to
end the AFSCME strike.
Students going door to door
in the dorm are asking residents
to call or write the Daily to
complain about the University's
"refusal to negotiate seriously."
"THE REACTION is good -
people are willing to listen,"
says Jeanne Jensch, one of the
movement's organizers. "We
have to stress that this is not a
pro-union or pro-University
movement. It is a pro-student
J.ensch believes all dorm resi-
dents are entitled to a partial
refund from the University for
failure to provide maintenance

and other services promised in
room contracts.
Each spring, dorm residents
sign a contract with the Uni-
versity which states: "The stu-
dent shall receive a pro rata
refund for all services not ren-
dered as a result of labor strike,
or fire or other casualty."
M O V E M E N'T organizers
have asked Legal Aid for help
in determining just what re-
funds students may be entitled
to under the contract.
"If we don't have good legal
help, the University lawyers
can twist us into little knots,"
says Jensch.
"We don't care so much about
refunds," adds co-organizer
Mark Conti. "We want our serv-
ices restored.' The way to get
them is to end the strike. The
University can do that."

Postponing two other contro-
versial decisions until their Ap-
ril meeting, the University Re-
gents yesterday approved a new
fee collection system for PIR-
At the request of University
President for Academic Affairs
Frank Rhodes, the Regents put
1ff their verdict on the future
of the Department of Population
Planning while delaying release
of the procedures for program
closures until they are further
PIRGIM (Public Interest Re-
search Group in Michigan) fund-
ing procedure will require stu-
dents to indicate during registra-
tion whether or not they will
contributeto the consumer ad-
vjocate student organization.
This "nositive check-off" svs-
tem will be implemented dur-
ing next months registration.
At the regest of PIRGIM
members the Regents approved
an increase in the semesterly
amount collected from student
-ontribitors. The fee will now
be $2.00 instead of $1.50, PIR-
GIM cited inflation as cause for
the increase.
In January the Regents voted
to end the current method of
funding PIRGIM, objecting be-
enise students were automatic-
ally assessed the $1.50 on tuition
IN THE COURSE of vester-
dav's meeting the Regents re-
leased a statement refusing to
submit the facts of the current
labor disn'te with AFSCME to
binding arbitration. Instead, the
Regents said thev would 'agree
to submittine information to a
state fact-finding group.

On Thursday, members of the
striking union presented Re-
gents with a proposal to arbi-
trate their grievances in an at-
tempt to end the. month-long
In further action yesterday
the Regents refused to approve
a study on the feasibility of us-
ing Barbour Waterman gyms
for a new student activities cen-
THE ISSUE was brought up
>n Thursday when executive of-
ficers of the Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) presented a
detailed study of student space
needs and indicated that the old
gunms, slated to be destroyed
this summer, would serve stu-
dents needs admirably.
Arguing it would be "dollar
foolish" to knock the gyms
down, Regent Paul Brown (D-
Petoskey) said the Chemistry
Dept. (which has requested the
site) "has no realistic plans"
for the land. Brown concluded,
"Perhaps we should now take a
closer, more detailed look at
using these buildings."
Regent Thomas Roach (D-
Detroit) responded to Brown's
See REGENTS, Page 2
"Back home
The victorious Wolverine bas-
ketball squad returns from Lex-
ington, Kentucky tonight follow-
ing their Mideast Regional
Championship game against the
University of North Carolina-
Fans can greet the Number
One Team's arrival 7:00 p.m. at
Crisler Arena (and hopefully
celebrate a victory over UNC-
Charlotte). Go Blue!

'~~ Future i
doubt for
A2 Hash
In n effort to 'quellwhthas
been termed a "potentially vola-
tile situation," University and
city officials are taking steps to
make sure last year's Fifth An-
nual Hash Bash -was the final
And State Rep. Perry Bullard
(D-Ann Arbor), who gained
statewide notoriety for partici-
pating in the 1973 Bash, has de-
cided to cooperate in discourag-
ing the event from now tn.
have become concerned both
with the increasing number of
non-Ann Arbor residents attend-
ing the Bash and with the ad-
verse publicity they say it 'cre-
< ;... . :.:ates.
Last year, according to Daily
Dail Photo by ALAN BILINSKY estimates, nearly five thousand
This scene from last year's Hash Bash may not be repeated if the University has its way. people showed up at the April 1
Plans are in the works to end the annual event which celebrates the anniversary of Ann event which originated five
Arbor's five dollar marijuana penalty. Bash attendance by too many non-University students years ago to celebrate the re-
is blamed for the proposed demise of the Diag festivities. See FUTURE, Page 8

Ward One: A strange, but Democr

When city Democratic and Republican poli-
ticos last got together and redrew ward boun-
daries, the First and Second Wards were as-
sumed to be "safe" wards for the Democrats.
The Republicans would win the Third and Fifth
Wards, and the balance of power on City Coun-
cil would then be decided in the Fourth. Right?
Wrong. Last April Republican Wendell Allen
cashed in on an off year, an appallingly low stu-
dent turnout and what some Democratic leaders
felt was an equally appalling opponent in Ezra
Rowry, to score the first GOP victory in the
First Ward since 1960.
BUT THE QUESTION this year is whether or

side of the city. Students are concentrated in
South and West Quads, while many low income
families live in the Model Cities area just north
of downtown.
DEMOCRAT LATTA is - trying -to draw votes
from all precincts of the ward rather than rely-
ing heavily on the student vote.
"No one's relying on the student vote," he
says ruefully. "They've got the franchise in their
pockets if they want to exercise it, but they don't.
Some of (the problem) is people who live here,
but their parents tell them to stay registered,
in Birmingham so they can vote down the mill-
age there."
Even if students vote in large numbers, Demo-

have a significant impact on the council races
as well.
Describing Latta as "an appendage of the
Democratic Party," HRP's Wilcox says: "If peo-
ple feel obligated to turn out for the Mayor, it
will have an effect," Wilcox, however, feels he
can still beat the major party candidates.
"I'm not so sure I have to rely on the stu-
dents to win," Wilcox claims. "A good deal of
my program - transportation, my stand on the
unions, GEO in particular - will relate to other
people in the city."
WHAT IATTA CALLS "the lack of a burn-
ing issue" may also affect the race's outcome.
Two years ago a city ballot proposal which would
have instituted rent control divided the candi-

atic brew
and complaining that their taxes have gone up
30 to 40-per cent."
ELDERLY PERSONS on fixed incomes are
hit hardest by property tax increases, Latta says,
though students also pay indirectly through rent.
He favors tax incentives- for developers to en-
courage new building.
Republican Jaskiewicz has been forced to
straddle the fence on housing somewhat to
maintain his support.
"I've been told not to come out against Wil-
son-White (Realty)," Jaskiewicz complained, "but
my God, when I walk up on the porch and the
house shakes up and down..
JASKIEWICZ FAVORS stricter enforcement

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