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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 55 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 11, 1976 Ten Cents E

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tIJ SEE NWSAPPENCALL.A-tY
Wheels
Gov. William Milliken announced yesterday a
new state transportation research program to be
conducted by the University. With a $180,000 con-
tract from the Department of State Highways
and Transportation, the research is designed, in
part, to evaluate the future of public and pri-
vate transportation in Michigan and predict the
state's needs in terms of industry and economic
growth. The director of the program will be Uni-
versity Vice-President for Research Charles Over-
berger.
Happenings...
... begin at noon with athlete-author Lynda
Huey speaking on "A Woman, an Athlete: Elim-
inating the Schizophrenia" for a brown-bag lunch
at the Returning Students Lounge, 3205 Michigan
Union ... Paul Stewart of the Art Faculty dis-
cusses "The Arts of Lithographs" at noon in the
Pendleton Center ... ACRICS meets in the Cen-
tral Campus Recreation Bldg. Conference Rm. at
2:30 p.m. ... The Hopwood Tea (with cookies and
coffee) runs from 3 to 5 p.m. in 1006 Angell Hall
... "The Bald Soprano" is offered at Arena Thea-
ter in the Frieze Bldg. at 4 p.m. ... M.K. Dzie-
wanoski speaks on "The Polish and Hungarian
Revolutions of 1956 in Perspective" at 4 p.m. in
the Rackham Assembly Rm. ... The Inter-varsity
Christian Fellowship meets at 7:30 in the League,
with Arthur Sanders discussing Daniel ... The
Health and Sexuality Group of Gay Community
Service shows free films at 8 p.m., 61, S. For-
est ... A seminar of the craft of the fool begins
at 8 p.m. in Rm. 126 of East Quad with Ken
Feit ... The Sierra Club holds a general meeting
on forestry in relation to national, state and local
concerns at 8 p.m. in the public library ... and
Hillel offers an evening of Israeli entertainment,
music, arts and crafts at 8 p.m. in the Frieze
Bldg.
J0
Hole in none
Ike turned golf into a virtual religion while
residing in the White House. Kennedy was a good
but impatient duffer who would head back to the
Oval Office after about nine holes. Johnson and
Nikon were both devotees, in varying degrees, to
the game. And you know about Ford. But it seems
as though the next resident of 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue is going to break, a long line of presi-
dential putters. "Jimmy never took much to golf,"
says a Carter spokesman. "He's more of a soft-
ball man. He plays tennis a bit, loves fishing
and is crazy about auto racing. But golf? For-
get it." In keeping with his family's image as
just Plains folk, Carter might do good to -get
Billy, the White House press corps and the Se-
cret Service together for some softball on the
South Lawn every once in a while. It might not
be "presidential," but it would keep Amy off the
streets and the tourists would love it.
Spider Man vs. The Womb
Having whupped the living daylights out of
no-goods such as The Kingpin, Doctor Octupus
and The Green Goblin, superhero Spider Man
is now turning his altruistic attention to a villain
which claims an estimated one million American
victims a year: teen-age pregnancy. A new Mar-
vel comic book being distributed by Planned Par-
enthood pits the web-slinger in a classic good ver-
sus evil battle against The Prodigy, a baddie from
outer space who plans to trick earthling teen- -
agers into .creating a population explosion. The
birth control group's executive director, Hugh An-
wyl, says the story is designed to show kids they
have an option - "It's not pushing anything or
saying it's wrong to be pregnant." The red-and-
blue-suited hero, incidentally, does triumph over
his foe and, presumably on the last page, gloats:
"Never again will you mesmerize kids with your
destructive propaganda!" Doesn't the good guy
always win?

Try, try agatu
The N vy is a three-time loser. Its attempt to
recover the F14 fighter plane that fell from an air-
craft carrier deck into the Atlantic Ocean nearly-
two months ago has failed for the third time-but
they're not giving up yet. A spokesperson said yes-
terday that the F14's landing gear broke from the
plane while it was being dragged underwater, tak-
ing with it the line pulling the plane. The aircraft
is expected to be little more than junk if and
when it is finally brought up, but the Navy wants
to prevent it3 equipment from falling into Soviet
hande
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On the inside...
If you think this front page is something, wait'll
you see the inside: Former Daily Editorial Direc-
tor Marie Heyn is back on her old page with
a weekly column, "Distaff": this one's about the
politics of abortion . . David Keens reviews
"Burnt Offerings" for the Arts section . . . and
Brian Martin previews the gymnastics season for
;nors

Has

GEO

lost

the

will

to

fight?

By SUSAN ADES and KEN PARSIGIAN
A Daily News Analysis
The University administration and the Graduate Employes
Organization (GEO) may be going through the motions of bar-
gaining but it became apparent little more than a week ago
when the union's members decisively rejected a walk-out -
that any settlement would have to be on the University's terms.
Negotiating only its second contract, GEO enjoyed little
clout at the bargaining table, its only tactical leverage pro-
vided by the threat of a strike. But when the time came to
make good on that threat, the young union failed to rally the
needed support, dooming itself to a submissive role in contract
talks.
AFTER THREE MEMBERSHIP meetings attended by over
300 graduate, student assistants (GSA's), union activists were
falsely encouraged to push for a strike. And when a straw
vote taken at a membership meeting in October revealed that
those present favored a strike by a two-to-one margin, GEO
leaders deluded themselves into believing that this group rep-
resented a microcosm of the entire rank and file. They were
wrong.

The actual strike referendum, conducted over a three-day
period during the last week of October, confirmed that beyond
the confines of the Michigan League ballroom, where the mem-
bership meeting was held, support for a walkout was virtually
non-existent.
There were 167 persons favoring a strike at that member-
.. ..GEO enjoyed little clout at the bargain-
ing table, its only tactical leverage provided
by the threat of a strike. But when the time
came to make good on that threat, the union
failed to rally the needed support . . *.
ship meetinig but only 47 additional yes-votes were cast by the
remaining 1,700 GSA's at large.
APPARENTLY GSA's WERE NO LONGER willing to fight
for the rights of women and minorities or for the quality of

undergraduate education. They were not even willing to fight
for a more just contract for themselves. The climate simply
was not right for such a progressive movement.
It is hard to believe that only 21 months ago, over 1,000
members of GEO, full of high hopes and ready to fight for
what they believe in, walked off their jobs in an attempt to
force the University to deal with them seriously. They stayed
out for over four weeks and finally won a contract they could
live with. They didn't get everything they wanted - they didn't
even come close - but it was a surprising show of strength
for a young union that no one thought could succeed.
GEO not only won a good contract for its members, but
it also showed the GSA's were to be trifled with, no longer.
They had a strong, Union now - over 1,200 members out of
1,900 GSA's - and they expected to be treated like legiti-
mate employes, not just students getting a financial break
from the University.
UNION OFFICIALS COULD BE ACCUSED of wallowing in
the past. They entered the first bargaining sessions last sum-l
mer confident that they could win the issues they had lost the
See GEO, Page 2
granted

Kille

plea for firing

squad
By AP and Reuter
SALT LAKE CITY-The Utah Supreme
Court ruled yesterday that condemned
murderer Gary Gilmore be granted his
wish and allowea ±, "die like a man" be-
fore a firing squad next Monday.
The four-to-one decision was handed
down six hours after Gilmore, shackled
hand and foot, made a personal plea be-
fore the court yesterday morning.
HE TOLD the black-robed judges he had a
fair trial, a fair sentence and asked that he be
allowed to "die like a man".
The judges dismissed an appeal for a stay of
execution by two of his former lawyers, at the
same time revealing its own stay of execution
granted on Monday.
Barring any further delays, Gilmore will face a
firing squad of five-men, each armed with a
30-caliber rifle, at the Utah state prison 20 miles
south of here on Monday morning.
HE WILL BE the first person to be executed
in the United States since 1967 when Louis Monge
died in the Colorado gas chamber.
Utah and some other states passed new laws

AP Photo
Mv furry friend
Have you ever seen anything this cute? Mandy the chimp proves that size is no boundary to
friendship as she cuddles up with Socks the cat. Both critters are the property of Bernard Loeb,
of Valley Forge, Pa.

ENDS ISLAND VACATION:
Carter names transition

staff

death
permitting execution after a 1972 U. S. Supreme
Court ruling thatthe death penalty was uncon-
stitutional as applied in some states. ;
Gilmore, who has spent 18 of his 35 years in
prisons, was convicted of killing a hotel clerk
in Provo, Utah during a robbery on July 20. He is
also charged with the first degree murder the
previous night of a law student who was working
part-time inha gas station. That case has not
yet come to trial.
ONE OF THE two attorneys who filed the ap-
peal, Craig Snyder, spoke briefly and told the
court it ought not to rule on such substantial
questions without first looking at the record. He
See UTAH, Page 2
P hilly hotel
of sinister
Legion Flu
By AP and Reuter
PHILADELPHIA - The famed Bellevue
Stratford Hotel, center for the ill-fated
American Legion convention last summer,
yesterday became the latest victim of the
mysterious "legionnaire's disease."
The hotel closes its doors November 18
because of a drastic fall-off in business
following the outbreak of the so-far un-
diagnosed ailment, according to Bankers
Securities Corporation, which owns the
hotel.
"SHE'S A grand dame, and she will be
sorely missed," Philadelphia Mayor Frank
Rizzo said yesterday, moments before the
owners formally announced the phantom
illness had proved fatal.
"The Bellevue-Stratford has found it
impossible any longer to withstand the
economic impact of the worldwide, ad-
verse publicity which has been associated
with the 'legionnaires' disease' . . .," Wil-
liam Chadwick, the hotel's vice president,
told reporters.
"Despite the lack of credible evidence
that any casual factor existed, the contin-
uous public reports linking the hotel to re-
ports of the illness have been ruinous to its
business."
OCCUPANCY hovered at about eight per
cent, he added.
The hotel, which opened in September,
1904, has been the pre-eminent business
hotel in the city, located a block from City
Hall Ttz Hnt Room restnrant has been
the ntetine .lace for Philadelohia's po-
litical elite and visiting show business per-
Sonqlitis. Linchtime at the Bellevne he-
carne. a tradition and its aests represent-
ed a who's who in the city.
Its 750 guest rooms were constantly
filled with conventioneers, and its death

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (A)
-President-elect Jimmy Carter
neared the end of his study-
and-play vacation here with a
flurry of announcements that
included the names of 11 mem-
bers of his transition team staff,
who probably will eventually
land jobs in the new administra-
tion.
In other moves connected with
the impending change in gov-

ermnent, it was announced that
Carter will have daily intelli-
gence briefings from the Cen-
tral Intelligence Agency, that he
will meet with Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger, and that
a U.S. Signal Corps communi-
cations center is being set up
at his home in Plains, Ga.
CARTER AND HIS family are
to leave the secluded island es-
tate where they have been va-

Fintpolice
fyire Fletcher
FLINT (UPI) - Madeline Fletcher, a black policewoman
who was cleared this summer of criminal charges stemming
from a shaotout with her white, male partner, was fired from
her jpb yesterday.
Police Chief Max Durbin told a news conference that Fletch-
er was "unemployable as far as I'm concerned" because of her
expulsion Monday from a training academy where she had been
seeking recertification as a police officer.
HE CALLED THE CONTINUING controversy surrounding
Fletcher "a very distressing situation' that is coming to a con-

cationing and return to Plains
today. In a talk with reporters,
Carter said the post-election es-
cape had been satisfactory.
"I got some rest, got some
exercise, caught some fish, got
reacquainted with my family
and when I felt like it, did a
little studying," Carter said as
he displayed the two large tran-
sition briefing books he has
been reading from.
'The President-elect was in his
usual off-duty garb of blue
jeans, a sports shirt and a
sweater as he chatted briefly
with reporters in the living
room of the rustic cottage he
and his family have been us-
in g. %
CARTER SAID the communi-
cations center being, established
at Plains should be in operation
by the time he returns there.
He also said he will receive a
comprehensive briefing by CIA
Director George Bush, to be fol-
lowedcby regular daily briefings.
The study of the staff-written
notebooks on foreign and de-
fense policy have proved use-
See CARTER, Page 2

Catiter

clusion."
Flint Police Chief
Max Durbin told a

The Teamsters Union local
that represents police officers
in the department said it would
back Fletcher, 21, in any griev-
ance or arbitration procedure
she may wish to initiate.
l)'irbin infarmed the one-year

Syrian army sweeps into
Beirut; hopes to quell war

By AP and Reuter
BEIRUT - Long columns of Syrian

LEFTWING militiamen and rightwing
nrivate armies melted awav before the

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