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Friday, December 51975
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AATA offers contract Exmaty. generals,
.Levi hit Hoover;
proposal to avert strDke .iHoover;
Tito pRit[ neo
By TIM SCHICK es, health and safety matters, c
The Ann Arbor Transporta- and work rules in addition to
tion Authority (AATA) offered a base wages and fringe bene-!
new contract proposal to the fits."i
Transportation Employes Union According to Berla, "most ofl
(TEU) yesterday in an effort to the major non-economic issuesc
prevent 150 of the city's bus have been resolved." He addedc
drivers from beginning to strike that several economic issues re-.
on Sunday morning. main outstanding, includingc
Details of the new proposal wage rates.
were not released, but AATA Although both AATA and TEU
Chairman Michael Berla said it representatives now talk hope-t
includes both new items and fully of a resolution to the dis-I
previously offered items. pute, the AATA is making plans
to keep the buses going in the
THE PRESENT contract, event of a strike.c
which expired on June 30, wasI
extended indefinitely on condi- THE PLAN involves staffingi
tion that either side could can-, buses with supervisory person- l
cel it after five days notice. nel and cutting back on services,
The TEU gave notice Tues- "except when absolutely neces-
during a non-contract situation
will be obviously limited to
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The AATA contends that city
bus drivers are paid well in
comparison to bus drivers in
cities with similar populations!
and cost of living indexes, ac- f
cording to their studies.-
HOWEVER, the TEU points,
out that their study excludes
many major metropolitan areas
such as Baltimore, Boston,
Cleveland, Los Angeles, Phila-
delphia, and Washington D.C.,,
all of which have cost of living
indexes equal to or greater than
Chicago, which was included in
-- - - --_-- day that the union would cease sary." Berla indicated that the The meadowlark lives in open
to honor the contract since they Dial-A-Ride service might be fields. It has a loud, clear song.a
had reached an impasse in ne- the first to be cut back.
gotiations with the AATA "in Sue Schurman, TEU presi- On July 21, 1946, Bolivian
the areas of employe participa- dent, commented that, "any President Gualberto Villarroel.
tion in decision making process- service provided by the AATA was assassinated.
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WASHINGTON (Reuter) - A report of a committee staff
Three holders of the nation's investigation said former Attor-
highest legal office have ex- ney General Robert Kennedy
pressed shock and outrage at ordered wiretaps on the tele-
abuses committed by the late phones of at least two reporters
J. Edgar Hoover while he wield- to trace news leaks and ordered
ed almost absolute power as phone tapping of at least six
head of the FBI. other persons.
The abuses - electronic President Lyndon Johnson re-
snooping, planting stories with quested and got from the FBI
the press in an effort to destroy purely political intelligence
reputations - stemmed partly about U. S. senators.
from the FBI's willingness to At President Roosevelt's re-
carry out presidential bidding quest the FBI tapped the tele-
without question, the Senate In- phones of some of his closest
telligence Committee was told aides.
Wednesday. President Johnson aslged for
They began as far back as checks on at least seven jour-
1940 when President Roosevelt nalists and on the staff of Re-
asked for reports on hundreds publican presidential candidate
of people who sent telegrams to Barry Goldwater.
the White House opposing na- In May, 1970, former Vice
tional defense. President Spiro Agnew request-
Two former attorneys general, ed and obtained from the FBI a
Nicholas Katzenbach and Ram- summary of derogatory infor-
sey Clark, told the committee mation already on the public
they were unaware of many of record concerning Ralph Aber-
the excesses of the FBI-which nathy who succeeded King as
is supposedly under control of head of the Southern Christian
the Justice Department. Leadership Conference.
The present Attorney Gener- Today, the committee shifts
al,,Edward Levi, speaking in an the bearings from domestic in-
interview with reporters, called telligence activities to foreign
the abuses outrageous but point- covert onerations with a :hear-
ed to Hoover's earlier achieve- ing on CIA activities in Chile.
Katzenbach, who served as SME BUSINESSES
attorney general i nthe Johnson USE LIE DETECTORS
administration, voiced shock at
the FBI abuses, particularly FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Lie
Hoover's campaign to discredt detector tests are being used by
Martin Luther King. to ok a relatively small number of
Although the campaign tookFresno businesses to ihelp
place while Katzenbach held of- screen job applicants.
Those using the tests are
fice, the former attorney gen- many small businessmen being
eral said he was unaware of it. hurt by employe thefts and
He drew attention to Hoov- searching for a way to solve
er's distinguished service as the problem, according to Mel
the FBI's only director for 48 Cheney, oerator of a Fresno
years and concluded sadly that li. detector company. He re-
his transgressions were those of ports among his clients are
an elderly man who served too service stations, janitorial serv-
long, ices, convenience stores, truck
Clark urged the creation of a stoos, restalvrants, inventory
national commission to investi- services and liquor stores.
gate all government activity re- Cheney noints out, however,
lating to King and his assassi- that California i, one of 13
nation and draft legislation to states which restrict lie detec-
prevent a repeat of such inci- tor and polygraph. They can be
dents. given by consent only and can-
The abuses began long before not be a condition of employ-
the anti-King campaign. ment.
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