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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 18

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, September 29, 1976

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Yearbook notice
Graduation portraits are now being taken for the
1977 Michiganensian yearbook-and pictures are
free this year, with no obligation to buy anything.
To make an appointment, check out the Diag booth
weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call the
Ensian office (764-0561) between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Monday through Thursday. First come, first serv-
ed. And while you're at it, put in an order for the
yearbook itself at the Student Publications Build-
ing, 420 Maynard.
Happenings...
... begin at noon with a brown bag luncheon at
the United Methodist Campus Ministry, 602 E.
Huron. MSA Vice President Amy Blumenthal leads
a discussion on campus issues from student view-
points . . . Near Eastern Studies Prof. John Bailey,
asked to prepare a lecture as if it were his last,
speaks at 4:00 in Auditorium A of Angell Hall .. .
Gene Wise speaks on "From Charity to Indepen-
dence: A Backward Reading in American Social
Rhetoric," part of the American Cultural Pro-
gram, 4:00 in MLB's Lecture Rm. 1 . . . There is
a student reception atPresident Fleming's house,
from 4-6 p.m., 815 S. University. All are welcome
. . .The International Center, 603 E. Madison,
holds an informational meeting for Traineeships
Abroad this summer in the following fields: engi-
neering, architecture, natural and physical sci-
ences, economics and management, from 4-5 p.m.
Freshpersons are not eligible . . . LSA Student
Government meets tonight, 7 p.m., 3909 Union .. .
University radio station WUOM holds a mass meet-
ing for volunteers at 7:30 p.m. in its fifth-floor stu-
dio in the LSA Bldg . . . A workshop on political
campaign skills begins at 8 p.m. in Rm. 126 of
East Quad . . . the Carl Jung discussion group
meets at 8 p.m. in Canterbury House . . . The
Stilyagi Air Corps, a sci-fi group, meets at 8
p.m. in Rm. 4203 of the Union.
The President's tube
President Ford is apparently no different from
millions of other Americans who watch the tube.
He's hooked on cop shows, and lists "Kojak" and
"Police Woman" among his favorites. "I used to
like Mannix and Cannon, but they're off now. And
Rockford Files and one other-Columbo," Ford
told TV Guide in an interview to be published
Oct. 2. He said he catches up on paperwork at
night while watching television with his wife,
Betty. "I get a lot more work done during the
commercials," the President said.
Samnaritans
A 19-year-old British Columbia man who lay
dying in an icy mountain creek might have lived
if any of the 12 persons who watched him for 45
minutes had attempted to help, according to a
local constable. Constable Sid Breckenridge said
Russell Beattie was thrown into a creek Saturday
about 16 miles east of Castlegar in southeastern
British Columbia after the sports car in which he
was riding plunged over a 75-foot embankment.
Breckenridge said Beattie was still alive when he
reached the scene and was lying partially sub-
merged in the knee-deep creek. Cardiac massage
was administered, but Beattie was dead on arrival
at a local hospital. Breckenridge said several of
the onlookers who were waiting the arrival of the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, wanted to help
but were warned by at least two others not to
become involved. "Apparently they all figured the
victim was already dead anyway, but at least they
could have checked," he said.
Dope note
State officials in Florida have announced that a
shopper who bought a frozen chicken at a Talla-
hassee supermarket last week found the butt of a
marijuana joint packed with the giblets. Jane
Robinson, director of the state's Consumer Serv-
ices Division. said the chicken, which the super-

market replaced for the shopper, had been ship-
ped in from outside the state, and that the mat-
ter had been turned over to the Food and Drug
Administraion.
300, 301, 302 ...
When Gloria Burns finished paying off 300 park-
ing tickets and walked out of the New York City
Parking Violations Bureau, she discovered her car
was being towed away. Enraged, the Brooklyn
woman leaped into the driver's seat of her car
and refused to move. Despite her plea that one
more ticket was just too much, officers finally
persuaded Burns to get out of the car, and the
vehicle was towed away. But not before the offi-
cers had a chance to issue her two more viola-
tions -- one for failure to register her car and
another for failing to have it insured.
0
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The Editorial Page features a Pacific News Ser-
vice report on the possible ban of the chemical

GEO cuts
demands,

salary
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unimpressed

By SUSAN ADES
The Graduate Employe Organization's (GEO) revised
set of contract proposals-including a drastic cut of 2.5
percentage points in its salary increase demand-was
unveiled at a critical mediation session yesterday and
the overwhelming reaction from University negotiators
still amounted to "great disappointment."
"On the first reading (of the new proposals) it
doesn't look like we're any closer than we were on enter-
ing the mediation process," said Chief University bar-
gainer John Forsyth.
"IT ALMOST looks like our positions are mutually
exclusive at this point," he added.
With four negotiation sessions down and only one to
go tomorrow;' the University's pessimism assumes a grave
importance in light of the Oct. 5 contract negotiations
deadline.
GEO bargainers maintain their modifications on
such issues as non-discrimination, class size, health in-

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Muhammad Ali lands a hard punch on his way to a 15-round decision over Ken Norton. See
page 7 for a detailed account.
PIRGIM releases documents:
Utilities fight nuke foes

By MIKE NORTON
Michigan utility companies and their industrial
allies are apparently making a concerted effort
to limit public opposition to the use of nuclear
power, according to Detroit Edison Company
documents released yesterday by the Public In-
terest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM).
PIRGIM obtained the documents through a
discovery order issued in connection with current
Public Service Commission hearings on Edison's
requested $130 million rate increase. The papers
also seem to reveal a sometimes surreptitious
campaign against PIRGIM's funding system at the
University.
"IT APPEARS from these materials," said
PIRGIM executive directory Joseph Tuchinsky,
"that major utility companies and other corpora-
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tions have launched a campaign to upset PIR-
GIM's access to the voluntary student fees which
support its work on consumer and environmental
issues." PIRGIM has been in the forefront of
the fight for safer nuclear power standards.
One of the documents also reveals the results
of a secret poll taken by Edison in August, 1975
which showed Detroit area residents considered
nuclear power "the least acceptable among six
energy alternatives" and warned company lead-
ers against overconfidence.
As early as July, 1975, the papers show, Edison
was interested with the details of University
funding for PIRGIM. For example, the trans-
cribed copy of a January, 1976 Daily editorial
regarding PIRGIM funding apparently reached
See PIRGIM, Page 2

surance provisions and child
care were made with the wish
"(the University) treat the new
proposals seriously," and with
a willingness to bargain, ac-
cording to CEO President Doug
Moran.
However, with GEO positions
on tuition, pay fractions and
affirmative action - recruitment
remaining static, the lowering
of the annual pay increase de-
mand from nine per cent to 6.5
per cent - 1.5 per cent over
the University's five per cent
offer - did not impress the
University team.
"WE'RE A LITTLE closer
but economics is only one of
many factors," said Forsyth,
"and they didn't change their
position on tuition."
GEO wants a 50 per cent in-
crease in tuition for Graduate
Student Assistants (GSA's) this
year and a tuition waiver for
1977.
Forsyth even went so far as
to call some of GEO's new po-
sitions "regressive."
As of last night, the Univer-
sity was not aware that there
may be a law suit pending on
their affirmative action stance.
"We have notified our law-
yers to begin looking into a suit
concerning the University's
See GEO, Page 8

ursell
By GEORGE LOBSENZ

State Senate passes
tenants' rights bill

fire salvos

By STU McCONNELL
The Michigan state Senate
yesterday passed a bill which
prohibits landlords from em-
ploying certain eviction prac-
tices against tenants.
The bill, sponsored by Rep.
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor)
imposes a minimum $200 fine
on landlords who remove or
destroy personal property of the
tenant, change or remove locks
without providing a key, tear
out or board up windows and
doors, or cut off utilities. Land-
lords may now take such action
only under court order or if
they "believed in good faith"
the possessor had abandoned
the premises.
THE MEASURE becomes law
in March, 1977, if the House
gives its expected approval and
Gov. William Milliken signs the
legislation.
Several weakening amend-
ments were proposed by land-
lord interest groups, who were
fearful of abuses of the pro-
posed law by tenants. Only a
few minor language changes
were added however, and the
amended bill nassed 25-7.
"I feel this bill is a fair com-
promise between landlord and
tenant interests," Bullard said.
"It will insure that landlords
will follow the proper court
proceedings in evicting a ten-
ant and prohibit harrassment
or use of force."
SEN. CARY Byker (R-Hud-
sonville) voted against the bill
because he said it fails to deal
with "a situation we have to-
day where a lot of tenants have
become very careless of prop-
ertv."
"This is another piece of leg-
islation that nuts a premium on
being a deadbeat," he said.
A second bill, also sponsored
by Bllard, would nrevent
landlords from entering an
anartment without tenant per-
mission excent to make re-
pairs. This bill is currently tied
un in the House and is not
likely to be voted on this ses-
sion.
Jim Henle of the Ann Arbor

Tenants' Union called the bill
"a positive step", but added
that more legislation needs to
be passed. "(Illegal actions) en-
danger tenants' health and dis-
rupt their lives," remarked
Henle. "It's good to have pen-
alties, but they should be more
severe."
MSA,
supports
class
b)oycott
By LANI JORDAN
Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) President Calvin Luker
announced last night that MSA
would support student partici-
pation in a one-day class boy-
cott against high tuition rates.
The state - wide moratorium,
sponsored by Student Alliance
for Lower Tuition (SALT), is
scheduled for Oct. 13 and will
center in Lansing.
"It is my hope that we can
bring the boycott to the admin-
istration to show our frustra-
tion that we continue to be
patsies, said Luker. "We pay
high tuition and don't get our
money's worth."
HE ADDED that the success
of the class boycott here would
dependon the degree of organi-
zation and the amount of pub-
licity generated beforehand.
Complete details of the boy-
cott events will be announced
later this week.
SALT is a state-wide organi-
zation whose members include
student government units from
most colleges and universities
in Michigan.
MEANWHILE, in an epi-
See MSA, Page 8

Simmering tempers and high-strung charges and counter-
charges dominated last night's Communication Workers of Amer-
ica (CWA) meeting which featured debates between candidates
for the Second Congressional District seat and county prosecu-
tor.
In their third debate in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area in the
last five days, congressional hopefuls Democrat Dr. Ed Pierce
and Republican Carl Pursell abandoned the more gentlemanly
conduct of previous debates to trade sharp attacks, primarily on
previous stands taken by each other.
PRECEDING PURSELL AND PIERCE, Democratic county
prosecutor aspirant George Steeh delivered a spirited assault on
the record of incumbent William Delhey while the Republican
dwelled on the fresh-faced Steeh's alleged lack of experience.
Before a sparse but attentive group of CWA members, Steeh
and Delhey set the tone with some heated exchanges before
yielding to the main attraction of Pierce vs. Pursell.
With the same format as earlier debates, Pursell opened
with a brief introductory speech emphasizing his past pro-labor
stands. Citing his support of the Manhole Safety Act and the
See PURSELL, Page 8

Pursell

Pierce

Woman
By MARGARET YAO
Right amidst the power brokers at the
University's Law School-traditionally a
males-only domain-now sits a new, young
and outgoing assistant dean who also hap-
pens to be a woman.
Susan Eklund, 28, is probably the anti-
thesis of most conceptions of a powerful,
law school administrator. And although her
appointment is not precedent-setting, she
will still go down in the record books as
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"The more events, the more functions,
the more likely contacts (between students
and faculty) will continue," she added.
RECALLING HER PAST in Ann Arbor
as a law student and a political science
major, Eklund sympathizes with students.
"I've felt a lot of the alienation and the
kinds of things a lot of students go through
not so long ago."
With a disarming intimacy in her voice
and an easv relaxed manner .he has

to point out how her predecessor, Rhonda
Rivera, made her job easier "by changing
the image of the office. Students have
come to expect the office to be open or to
call us at home."
Among her professional peers, though,
her youth and minority status as a woman
have not worked to her advantage. Al-
though faculty members - in whose class-
es she once "quaked in fear of being called
on" - consider her the "school expert on
student desires." he is still stuaaylmna to

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