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GEO reject
Six months of GEO drama drew to a close yesterday
when 720 ballots, sorted and counted after a three-day strike
referendum, revealed decisively that union members did not
want to walk off their jobs. N
And in the wake of the 498-214 vote, some 300 dejected
GEO diehards voted to return to the bargaining table and
settle the disputed contract as swiftly as possible.
"IT APPEARS THAT MANY PEOPLE have to be great-
ly abused before they are willing to take the strong action
needed to protect themselves and their economic situation
and working conditions," said a dispirited GEO President
Doug Moran.
At last week's membership meeting, 167 voted to sup-

s strike; q
port the strike - only 47 less than the 214 who voted for
it over the three-day referendum.
"These are sobering results," GEO Vice President Nancy
Kushigian tqld the members assembled in the Old Architec-
ture Auditorium. "If any of us were drunk with our strength
or our militance, that is no longer so."
with ambivalence to the vote.
"I'm not doing cartwheels," he said. "We still have to
reach an agreement; ask me how I feel when we sign a
The members did vote to negotiate for a quick contract,
but there was heated debate over plans for the, future. Two
distinct camps emerged - one pushing for a quick settle-
ment, the other, more militant faction advocating a holding

juick settlei
pattern while building strength for another strike vote in
the group that a quick agreement is crucial because GSAs
m *t have a basis on which to submit grievances.
"Let's grieve them.to death this year," she said. "Let's
make a short-term death into a long-term victory."
She added that without an agreement, GEO could not
collect agency shop fees vital to the union's survival.
But strike organizer Oliver Karsten retorted, "A union
that won't fight is not a real union." And Karsten's cohort
Marty Halpern said the majority recommendation would lead
to "collective begging," not collective bargaining.
FORMER GEO LEADER Da've Gordon, who was at the

helet likely
helm 18 months ago when GSAs walked out, disagreed with
Karsten because, as he sees it, another strike vote defeat
in January could signal the union's decertification.
"I think that it's a temporary setback," Gordon said
after the meeting. "They'll realize that if they have to eat
a bad contract this time they'll just have to fight harder
next time."
"You don't get anything without going out on strike,"
he added.
THE MEMBERSHIP SIDED WITH the executive recom-
mendation to return to bargaining, 87-57. Nevertheless, the
bargainers are proceeding with their hands tied.
"We're faced with their (the hiversity's) intransigence
and without a strike threat it's going- to be very hard to
See GEO, Page 2



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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 47

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 2, 1976

Ten Cents

Ten Pages plus Supplement

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Getting to the polls
If you're confused about where :gou should go
to cast your ballot today, take a look at page
ten, where there's a complete list of the polling
places for every local ward and precinct,. If you
have moved recently but haven't changed your
registration address, go to the polling place for
your old address. The booths close at 8 p.m.
If you're still having trouble finding your pre-
cinct, give the folks at the City Clerk's office
a call (994-2725).
Happenings .
... yes, there is something else happening to-
day. At'3:30 p.m., Prof. Karen Sinclair of EMU
speaks on "The Myth of the King Figure in 17th
Century France: An Anthropological "erspective"
in MLB Rm. 2012 ... and Dabney Stuart reads
poetry at 4 p.m. in the Pendleton Rm. of the
Union ... On Wednesday, things start off with a
coffee hour for Dabney Stuart, at 10 in the Hop-
wood Rm. of Angell Hall ... There's a potluck
luncheon for returning students, in Rm. 3205 of
the Union, and it starts at 11 ... Frank Petrock,
a behavior modification expert, and Jeff Evans
speaking to the matter of rehabilitation, discuss
"Treatment" at tonight's Project Community pro-
gram, MLB Lecture Rm. 2, at 7:30 ... Anthropolo-
gist Margaret Mead speaks at Hill Auditorium
at 8 ... The Jung discussion group will address
itself to "Animus and Ainima, at Canterbury
House, the corner of Catherine and Division to-
night at 8 ... The day gears down with an in-
formal discussion group on (hold on to your
socks) "Maximizing your Potential in Relation
to your Values: Exploring Dimensions of Ethics
and Religion," in the Markley-Concourse Lounge,
at 9. It is sponsored by the Office of Ethics and
On the inside .. .
The Editorial Page has a near page-full of
letters about various and sundry aspects of the
election ... Rick Bonino relates Bo's regular Mon-
day afternoon luncheon for Sports ... and Arts
Page offers a review of Sunday afternoon's Julian
Bream concert, by Jim Stimson.
On the outside .. .
... Not promising Election Day weather. A cold
front will be rolling in with overcast skies today,
and the temperature may or may not break 50.
Low tonight should be 30-33, With a 40 'per cent
chance of rain.

wrap u
special To The Daily
FLINT - Democratic hope-
fuls Jimmy Carter and Walter
Mondale joined forces last night
to issue an election eve pitch
to the voters of Gerald Ford's
home state.
The crowd of 7,000 at the
Industrial Mutual Association
Hall was fever - pitched as Car-
ter painted a glowing picture of
a stronger, better America.
"OUR COUNTRY is strong
enough to put people back to
work, great enough to have a
tax system that's fair, to have
strong urban centers, and is
strong enough to stop inflation
and control unemployment,"
Carter told the frenzied crowd.
The audience, on its feet for
the entire 25 minutes of Car-
ter's and 'Mondale's speeches,
jeered loudly at every mention
of Ford, his running mate,
Robert Dole, and former presi-
dent Richard Nixon.
Mondale, at times hoarse and DEMOC
.almost tearful, pleaded for the stands 1
people of Michigan to "reach date Jin
out and touch people, ask them last nigh
to help our country.
"Wehave to believe, we have
to try, we have to care again," BOR
said Monday. "We need you
so much tonight and tomor-
Both candidates mentioned
the 1968 election, in which Nix-
See CARTER, Page 3





g areeted
Special To The Daily
With Wire Service Reports
LIVONIA - President. Ford
pulled the card marked "Michi-
gan Audiences" fromh his
speech file yesterday and ad-
dressed a spirited shopping
center rally here-his last cam-
paign stop before returning to
Grand Rapids for an emotional
homecoming which drew 70,000
Speaking hoarsely, the buoy-
ant President told -a chilled
gathering of roughly 15,000 par-
tisans at Livonia's Wonderland
shouning center, "From, your
ranks I comeand with you I
stand and will for the next four
"I DON'T INTEND to con-
cede Michigan,"' he told the
anoroving throng. "We're go-
ing to win it in Michigan."
The president's last-minute
stop came when polls of the
state show his lead over Jimmy
Carter hereddwindling. Carter,
himself, ended his long quest
for the presidency with an ap-
"earance in Flint, making a
final attempt to win Michigan's
prize package of, 21 electoral
In -Grand Rapids, Ford wept
onenlv before 70,000 chanting
neighbors. Thethome folks did
not appear to notice what
the candidate said. Instead,
tlhev used such words from Ford
as "President" aid "Betty" as
cues for tumult.
"W E S T E R N Michigan
ran decide the fate of this coun-
try the next four years", by
rnakin Michigan for Ford and
not "arter, he said.
Chantinrg of "Let's Go Jerry,
Let'q Go Jerry." gave way to a
ro Ation of "Tha Victors."
The Aaft-roon in Livonia be-
See FORI, Page 3

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
RATIC VICE presidential candidate Walter Mondale
beside his better known ticket mate, presidential candi-
mmy Carter, and waves to a cheering crowd ini Flint

AP Photo
PRESIDENT FORD fakes a shot at an imaginary basket yes-
terday during an appearance at a Livonia shopping center.

ihodesian factions dlash

Hampshire, Reuter - The 26
voters in this little town near
the Canadian border today
gave Gerald Ford 13 votes,
Jimmy Carter 11 and Eugene
McCarthy one in the first re-
sult of the 1976 presidential
election. The other vote was
declared void because it was
not filled out properly.

By AP and Rnuter
Fierce fighting between Rho-
desian troops and nationalist
guerrillas was reported yester-
day near the Rhodesia-Mozam-
bique border.
Meanwhile, British diplomat
Ivor Richard, chairman of the
recessed Rhodesia conference,
announced a meeting to discuss
setting a target date for the
transfer to black majority rule.
Mozambique has accused Rho-
desia of invading -its territory.
The Mozambique news agen-
cy said early yesterday that
Rhodesians had used "tanks,
cannon, mortars, infantry, fight-
er-bombers and cavalry" in
thrusts on the provinces of Gaza
and Tete and referred to the
Rhodesian action as "the inva-

RHODESIA maintains that it
has the right under internation-
al law to pursue guerrillas
across its borders if they have
been involved in attacks inside
the country.
In a statement, the Rhodesian
government spokesman said se-
curity forces headqdarters al-
ready had announced that "hot
pursuit" operations had been un-
"The reports emanating from
Maputo and elsewhere were
highly imaginative," he said,
adding that more information
would be made atailable later.
white Rhodesian leaders to
meet informally today in Gene-
va, Switzerland on the dispute
over speeding up the power
turnover. The United States

was reported pressing Prime
Minister Ian Smith to be more
flexible on the issue.
Through the weekend and yes-
terday, Richard has been press-
ed by each of the four black
nationalist leaders to set a 1977
target date - much earlier than
the 1978 date Smith says was
fixed as part of a package ne-
gotiated during Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger's .trip
to Africa in September.

Sources said Kissinger's as-
sistant secretary of state for
African affairs, William Schau-
fele, met with Smith last night
and urged him to be more flexi-
ble lest the guerrilla fighting
escalate into an all-out race
war that could draw in the
major powers.
SCHAUFELt, who flew to
Geneva over the weekend, reit-
See RHODESIAN, Page 7.

Senate race finally in
focus as smoke clears

This fall's race for the United States Sen-
ate, one of the bitterest in Michigan's his-
tory, has given voters a difficult choice
between political opposites-Democrat Don-
ald Riegle and Republican Marvin Esch.
The rough-and-tumble campaign of per-
sonal charge and counter-charge has ob-
scured the sharply differing styles and re-
cords of the candidates, who have tried,
in recent weeks, to pull the race back to
s sincere consideration of the issues.

cautious approach to government. A Con-
gressman for ten years, he has molded a
record with obvious appeal to his-hybrid
district, which comprises liberal Ann Ar-
bor and conservative Livonia.
Donald Riegle has spent ten years in
the House as well, but his image is the
antithesis of Esch's - fiery, young, a po-
litical maverick who condemned his par-
ty's president, Richard Nixon, and switched
party affiliation.
SON OF A former Republican mayor of
Flint, he has led a charmed political life.
After winning his Congressional seat at 28
from a heavilv-favtoreA Democratic incum-
bent, he risked his future by coming out
mminst the Vietnam war. That move lost
him the nrsonal fa'or of Richard Nixon,
"'t Pi 'le's constitents reendorsed him

City Coucil Votles to
extend CDBG budget

Ann Arbor City Council last
night extended the budgets of
nearly all the public service
programs threatened by a cut
in Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD)
funds - until Dec. 17, at least.
The programs, funded under
the Community Development
Block Grant Program (CDBG),
have been disallowed by HUD)
because they fail to meet re-
quiirements that they be con-

grams - including the city's
Model Cities Programs - will
be funded until Dec. 17, when
first-year CDBG funding ex-
Council also gave its tenta-
tive approval to a controversial
$5.5 million city parking plan,
despite angry demonstrations of
opposition from downtown area
ministers early in the meeting.
Five downtown clergymen ap-
peared before .Council during
the public comments session to
speak against what they called

TO THE PUBLIC eye, that effort has
been largely in vain. But at the race's
Nlose, with the heat of the campaign cooled



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