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Vol LXXXIX, No. 64-S
The lichigSan Daly1
Sixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
'U' says foreign funds accepted with caution
By JOHN GOYER The University does not seek donations from foreign assistant professorship in Islamic studies and an an-
In an era of belt-tightening and budget cuts, the countries, according to Carolyn Davis, associate vice- nual special lecture in that field.
University has turned, in a few cases, to foreign gover- President for academic affairs and the University ad- The University's Near Eastern studies department
nments to support University programs - but faculty ministrator in charge of international affairs. said the teaching of Islamic studies is vital to the
and administrators insist there are no political strings She said the University actively solicits funds abroad department, yet the position had remained vacant due
attached to any of the foreign money. only after a certain department advises the administr- to lack of funds for seven years before the UAE stepped
University officials say they would not accept money tion that it needs funds for a particular purpose, and in.
with conditions, and they are especially sensitive to the possibility exists that a foreign government might "I WONDER what is unethical about it," shrugged
questions about funding from two Mideast sources, the be awilling donor. Near Eastern Studies Chairman Gernot Windfuhr.
United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the two state- SHE CITED AS an example the funding from the Windfuhr said Monday that the two Arab gover-
supported Libyan universities. UAE. nments' desire to fund Islamic studies here stemmed
THE JAPANESE, Dutch, and German governments The UAE has donated about $30,000 a year to the from a general re-awakening in the Arab world of in-
also donate money to support University programs. University for the last four years to support a visiting See 'U', Page 2

New firm agrees to
format shifts unlikely


Area radio stations WIQB-FM and
WNRS-FM will be sold to a company
specifically formed to purchase the two
stations, the stations' owner said
yesterday. The deal is expected to be
approved by the Federal Com-
munications Commission (FCC) before
Jan. 1.
John Casciani, current owner of
Radio-Ann Arbor, Inc., which owns
both stations, said he expects the for-
mat on both stations to continue for the
time being. He explained the probably
buyers cited the current appeal of
WIQB and WNRS as reasons for the
pending purchase.
LAKE AMERICA Communications,
the company created to purchase the
area broadcasting stations, is owned by
Thomas Merriman and Ernie Winn of
Dallas, Tex. Winn is expected to move
to Ann Arbor to become general
manager of both WIQB and WNRS.
Casciani, who has been owner-
operator of both stations for three
years, said WIQB and WNRS should
begin operating under ita new owners
before. Jan. 1, contingent on when the
FCC approves the sale.
The sale price of the stations is

BOB MURRAY, news director at
WIQB, said the new owners have "not
made it clear what they are planning,"
but said he doesn't expect either
station's format to change drastically.
"They are feeling out the area,"
Murray said.
WIQB, 103 FM, plays album-oriented
rock and jazz, and WNRS, 1290 AM,
features modern country music.
At least 11 police officers last night
subdued an apparent fight between a
group of about 20 blacks and an equal
number of whites at the corner of State
and E. William Sts. at around 11:15
Although a black youth was handcuf-
fed, police later released him. Asked if
there were any arrests, one policeman
said, "None that I know of."
Witnesses said the police refused to
give their names or badge numbers. At
one point, according to two witnesses,
several policemen who had been stan-
ding between the groups began chasing
black youths.

AP Phofo
KKK on march
Ku Klux Klan members, staging a "White power" march from Selma to
Montgomery, Alabama, form a circle around a burning cross Thursday
night on U.S. 80, 15 miles east of Salem. See story, Page 7.

'U' Cellar strike vote 'depends' on weekend actions

After a week-long delay because of
unexpected proposals offered by two
members of the University Cellar
Board of Directors, the bookstore's
employees will decide next Tuesday
whether to give their union negotiation
team the power to call a strike.
Both sides say the outcome of the
strike authorization vote is likely to
depend on both the progress of union-
management negotiations this weekend
and the full board's reaction Monday to
the proposals made last week to the
employees by two board members.
BILL VARGO, a negotiator for Local
660 of the Industrial Workers of the
World (IWW) which represents about
70 Cellar employees, emphasized the
outcome of the vote "is dependent on
what happens this weekend."

Talks between the union and.
management teams have been slowed
by the management's reluctance to
discuss at the bargaining table deman-
ds by the employees that they be
guaranteed input into the store's
decision-making process.
Two members of the Cellar Board of
Directors-which oversees the
management of the store-attempted to
overcome the "philosophical" problem
by proposing that the decision-making
structure be discussed by a joint com-
mittee of board members and em-
ployees. They also recommended
amending the store by-laws to include
two employees as voting board mem-
THE BOARD members who devised
the proposals-University Prof. Tim
Nantell and Assistant VicePresident.

for Student Services Kathleen Dan- pington said other critical issues in-
nemiller-pledged to "sell" their lude the definition of the bargaining
suggestions to the entire board at its unit, the economic package, the
meeting next Monday. establishment of either a "union" or
That move was viewed as an act of "open" shop, and other protective
"good faith" by the union and prompted clauses. Those issues will be discussed
them to delay their strike authorization this weekend, he said.
vote, which was scheduled for earlier A' STRIKE AT the bookstore,
this week. That delay in turn was especially if conducted during the fall
viewed by the management as an act of book rush, would affect thousands of
"good faith" on the union's part. University students who normally buy
The board's reaction to the proposals required textbooks at the store. The
could strongly influence the union's Cellar controls about 60 per cent of the
decision the next day about whether to campus textbook market.
grant the negotiators the power to calla The bargaining team representatives
strike, according to negotiators. have reported improved progress
BUT UNION negotiator Felicia during August, attributing the
Cassanso said the board's decision "is breakthroughs to the addition of a new
only one issue" in determining whether negotiator hired by the store
the employees will eventually strike. management and the increased threat
Cellar Assistant Manager John Sap ofa strike.

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