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Black English plan
draws local support
By ADRIENNE LYONS applies only to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Local observers of the Black English Elementary School, which is near the
issue appear to favor the plan presen- Green Rd. housing project.
ted to the Ann Arbor Board of "What I'd like to see is King teachers
Education Wednesday night. The plan, coupled with teachers of schools of
ordered by a federal district judge, is similar racial composition (in the
designed to aid teachers in identifying program)," Bailey explained yester-
children who speak Black English and day. "King teachers seem to feel picked
in teaching children to read standard on."
English. MANY TEACHERS testified in court
"It's a very good and now may feel their teaching
plan ... meritorous," said University abilities are deficient, Bailey con-
English Language and Literature Prof. tinued. He said he does not believe the
Richard Bailey. issue rests on poor teaching, however.
HOWEVER, BAILEY noted, "The Bailey was a major witness for the
plan is only for one year at one school." plaintiffs in the Black English trial, in
He added that the possibility still exists which attorneys for 11 children who at-
that the plan would be extended to other tended the King school charged that the
schools. school district had failed to recognize
Bailey told the school board Wed- that the children speak Black English
nesday night that it is important to in- and instead labeled the children as
elude at least one other elementary See A2 Pag
school in the plan. The proposal now , ages

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This week-old miniature monkey enjoys the view from the thumb of an
unidentified visitor at the Stockholm Zoo.

Eclipse Jazz moves from UAC to MEO
By ADRIENNE LYONS niche on the Union's second floor to an Eclipse Co-coordinator Jim Grant Woelkers. "(The announcement) was
When the University Activities Cen- as yet unknown location. "It's not an said he believed problems existed in dropped on us. It was discussed after
er (UAC) this fall opens its doors as the administrative change in my mind," "the way it was handled. We felt (there the fact."
najor programmer for the refurbished she added. was) potential with the relationship BUT KAREN Young disagreed. "We
4ichigan Union, Eclipse Jazz will not BUT THE change has disgruntled with UAC. " talked to them (Eclipse)," she said.
>e inside the expanding student some students involved with Eclipse "The way it (the change) was han- However, the talks "didn't go into much
rganization. because, they said, they were not con- dIed was fairly irregular," agreed detail, she added.
Traditionally associated with UAC, sulted in the decision. Eclipse's other co-coordinator, Dave See ECLIPSE, Page 9
EClipse now will fall under the auspices
tMvf(egotiators make little headway as
'resident Patrick Day and others.eg taosm k lileh dw y s
cording to UAC Public Relations V ice-PrsdnParcDaanote.ECIS'ST USsagouhs""
underu sneitbga n 95 While campus trades union strike eontinues
most Eclipse programs have run under
he UAC logo, MEO has handled By PATRICIA HAGEN another session until next week.
ookkeeping details, which includes Limited progress was made in yesterday's negotiations "There was movement in both directions," said Dick
signing financial authorization forms. iie rgeswsmd nysedysngtain eilsceayadngtao o h 1-ebrcm
Now, however, UAC will not be with a state mediator between the striking campus skilled Mericle, secretary and negotiator for the 318-member cam-
, ,trades workers and the University, according to negotiators. pus trades council.
associated with Eclipse, unless the two No further talks with the mediator are scheduled. BUT, MERICLE NOTED the bargaining situation "was
roups decide to co-sponsor an event. Yesterday's meeting at the Michigan Union was the first not a whole lot better."
University administrators, who made session since negotiations reached a stalemate last Thur-. "Some changes were made" by the union and the Univer-
he decision to divest UAC of Eclipse, sday. The Michigan Employment Relations Commissioner sity on sick pay proposals, but "we're still apart," said
aist no resl change has occurred, sin- mediator, Edmund Phillips, unexpectedly, called the Mericle.
e Eclipse always has operated under meeting about 5p.m. Wednesday. While sick pay still is the most important issue to union
nome MEO jurisdiction. "It's simply a PROPOSALS ON UNION wage increases and sick pay members, other minor issues in the contract-were settled,
eallocation of space," said MEO according to the union negotiator.
)irector Karen Young, referring to the policies were discussed and the bargainers are "a wee bit UNION SPOKESPERSONS said the University had
nove of Eclipse offices from UAC's closer" to reaching a settlement, according to the chief proposed a 48-cent per hour addition to base pay, while
negotiator for the University, Arlie Braman.
Braman said the mediator probably will not schedule See LIMITED, Page 11
0 dcity building last June when a sewer backed up into clown, directs. The entire act is performed on a flat-
the machine and destroyed a load of dresses, bed- top cart hauled by a bicycle, and children especially
ding, and underwear. But District of Columbia like the show. Perhaps this is one method the City of
Superior Court Judge M. F. Ryan, Jr. ruled that the Detroit could use to alleviate its problem with rats.
What military budget? city nor the university were at fault, and Courey lost
At Wednesday night's Ann Arbor Transportation her $206 claim. Courey, whose eyes filled with tears H
Authority board meeting, one speaker advocated as she left the courtroom, missed a day of classes, appeningS . .
cutting an unidentified military budget to provide missed time on her part-time waitress job, and ... Eclipse Jazz continues the Summer Concert
funds to offset changes in the city's public transpor- refused a $120 pre-trial settlement from the city in Series at Liberty Plaza at 6:30 p.m.... Sarah
tation system. Gordon Crawford, who said he order to bring the trial to Superior Court. Bassett, field director of the School of Metaphysics
belongs to the Worker's World Party, said the "Everybody tald me this was going to happen," she will speak at the Friend's Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill
people's money is going towards destruction, not said. St., at 7:30 p.m.... FILMS: Ann Arbor Film Co-
transportation. Crawford's energetic speech was op-Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 7 p.m., 10:20
met with applause from the audience. While the p.m.; Invaders From Mard, 8:40 p.m.; both in Aud.
Daily doesn't support grossly increased defense Rat tricks 3, MLB. .. Cinema II - Nothing Sacred, 7 p.m.,
spending, we wonder which military budget Henri 'Gugelmann, a 32-year-old one-time lion 10:30 p.m.; Ninotchka, 8:30 p.m.; both in Aud. A,
Crawford was citing, and how these funds could be tamer, now has a new act under the big top - rats, Angell Hall ... Cinema Guild - Medium Cool, 7:30
diverted from there to Ann Arbor. or "Circus mice," as he calls them. Gugelmann, p.m., 9:30 p.m., Old A and D Aud... U.S. -China
* who ended his association with the jungle's top cat People's Friendship Association-The Pioneers, 8
when he was mauled seven years ago, has been en- p.m., Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union.
Sludge story tertaining the crowd in the downtown Bern, Swit-
The old adage says you can't beat City Hall; now, zerland with his rat circus all week. The show
apparently, you can't beat the District of Columbia features stars such as "Miss Lydia," "The King O e t
or Georgetown University. Jean Anne Courey, an Sisters," and "Susi of Bleckenstein," who performs It's a cloudy day ahead, with a real good chance of
18-year-old junior in Georgetown's School of tricks such as jumping over ropes and leaping showers. The high temperature will be a cool 77',
Foreign Service, was doing her laundry in a univer- through burning rings, as Gugelmann, dressed as a the low 60'.

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