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Wednesday, August 22, 1973

THE SUMMER DAILY

Poge Three-

Wednesday, August 22, 1973 THE SUMMER DAILY Page Three

Sy Murray
assumes top
city position
By GORDON ATCHESON
"Yoir name is Sylvester too?" Sy Mur-
ray asked the janitor. "Gee do I feel sorry
for you," he added quickly.
To begin his second day on the jab
as City Administrator, Murray got out
and pressed the flesh with the other muni-
cipal employes.
THEY ALL GATHERED in a long re-
ceiving line inside the City Council cham-
bers to shake their new boss's hand. Sec-
retaries and janitors rubbed shoulders with
the high-level brass as equals before city
hall's top gun.
And Murray seemed to be shooting from
the hip. He had a smile, a firm hand-
shake, and a q'iick quip for everyone
from the Chief of Police to the reception-
ists.
Murray wanted to be a friend to all at
least until the battles over budgets, prono-
tions, and pencil requisitions begin.
ALTHOUGH DRESSED in a dapper blue
suit and dark-framed aviator glasses which
made him look older than his 30 years,
,Murray still appeared too young to take
See MURRAY, Page 10

NEW CITY ADMINISTRATOR Sylvester Murray greets clerk's office secretary Linda Weis over cc
day morning. Murray met with most of the city hall employes during the reception held in his honor.

Hearing postponed
The city's efforts to gain access to
Chrysler personnel records in connection
with charges of racial discrimination lev-
elled against the company have suffered
a further setback. The city originally
sought investigative subpoenas to obtain
the information, but Chrysler clallengod
the move in court. The case was to be
iheard today by Circuit Court Judge Pia
Conlin. Chrysler, however, has been grant-
ed a delay until Sept. 5.
Attention car owners
The city's right to tow away cars for
failure to pay parking tickets will be chll-
lenged today in a hearing before Circuit
Court Judge Edward I)eake. [)eake ord-
ered the hearing Friday after he issued
a temporary restraining order forcing the
city to release an automobile belonging
to Richard Schultz - a man with 15
unpaid parking tickets to his credit. If
l)eake agrees that the impoundment caus-
ed "irreparable harm" as Schultz ct#ss-
tends, the city's policy might well be. en-
dangered.
Chrysler picked
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. - Chrysler Corp.
yesterday was chosen as the United Auto
Workers (UAW) target for this year's ne-
gotiations. There was no explanation as
to why the third of the Big Three was
picked as the strike target, but some ob-
servers offered two possible reasons. First,
they pointed to the corporation's profit
margin, which, along with the other auto,
makers', has risen steadily throughout the
year. Secondly, these sources say, Chrys-
ler has not been struck since 1%4.
Happenings .
. . . today include free pool instruction
at the Union Pool Gallery from 5:0 ttO
7:00 p.m. . . . "Films of The Future" will
be show in Aud. 4, MLB at 7:30 p.m. .
"The French Connection" will be present-
ed at Aud. A, Angell Hall at 7:30 and 9:30
p.M. . . . "I'm No Angel" and "Don't
Shove" will be shown in the Arch. Aud.
at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. . . . there will
be a grad coffee hour in the East Confer-
ence Room -of Rackham at 8:00 p.m. . . .
and there will be a meeting of the Com-
mission for Women in the President's Con-
ference Room, 2nd floor Ad. Bldg. at 11:30
a.m.
A 2's weathf er
Today should be partly cloudy with cool
temperatures dominating the area once
again. Highs should be in the upper 70s,

Teamsters nullify some
Calif. grape contracts

WASlINTION 0' 'The Teamsters yes-
terdoi utpp-riietiy abandoned part of their
attempt to take over California grape
grower contracts from the AF-CIA United
I-arm Workers (UFW).
"The linteratits-al Birotherhood of Team-
sters and its affiliates have no interest in
rganizigvt your employes in and around
Delano, Calif.," Teamsters President
Frank Fittsimmons said in a letter to the
30 growers who signed Teamsters' con-
tracts since Aug.9.
FITZSIMMIONS SAID the collective bar-
g iing tigreements are invalid.
'the announcemsent followed several datys

of face-to-face talks between Fitzsimmons
and AFLI-CIO President George Meany.
UFW leader Cesar Chavez walked out
of a ,meeting Aug. 10 between high-level
representatives of the Teamsters and AFt,-
('I in Burlingame, Calif., after learning
that the 'teamsters had signed contracts
with the 30 Delano-area growers. He
charged his union had been "stabbed in
the back."
ONE UFW PICKET has been shot to
death during the dispute. Several hundred
have been arrested as the UFW pickets
the vineyards.
At the time of the Burlingame meeting,
1,'itzsimmons in Washington said the con-

Six local grocers agree
to observe UFW boycott

tracts had been signed by unauthorized
negotiators and "have been repudiated."
He said the signings violated instructions
usnd es'erv eliftri wtuild be tottde its get the
inter-union meetings back on the track.
In his letter to the growers, Fitzsimmons
said "this letter will serve notice to you
that no person has or had been authorized
to enter into any such agreement with
'you."
WHEN UFW CONTRACTS with lettuce
and grape growers started expiring early
this year many growers refused to renew
and signed instead with the Teamsters.
The UFW condened these as "sweet-
heart" contracts and accused the Team-
sters of violating a "no raiding" agree-
ment signed by the two tnions in 1971.
The AFL-CIO Executive Council has voted
$1.6 million to support the UFW strike
againstsgrowers who signed Teamster
contracts.
David Super, spokesman for the Ann
Arbor UFW Boycott Committee, yesterday
expressed surprise at the Teamster move.
"It makes very limited sense to me,"
Super said. "The absence of mention of
Arvin-Lamont and Coachella makes se
wonder if because of the deaths of ou'
people in Delano, Fitzsimmons is backing
away from the most publicized area"
The Coachella Valley and the . Arvin-
Lamont area are the two major grape
growing localities besides the Delano-
Fresno area. Grape harvesting is finished
for this year at Coachella, but the picking
is not completely over at Arvin-Lamont.

By REBECCA WARNER
Local supporters of the United F a r m
Workers (UFW) lettuce and grape boy-
cott have convinced six independent gro-
cery stores to sell only UFW grapes and
lettuce.
Several of the stores "gave in on the
merits," says David Super, spokesman
for the Ann Arbor UFW Boycott Com-
mittee. Super talked with the store man-
agers early last week along with com-
mittee representative Larry Mann, Hu-
man Rights Party summer co-ordinator
Beth Brunton, and Democratic activist
John Farley.
NEGOTIATIONS yielded immediate
agreements from five campus area stores:
Sgt. Pepper's, Ralph's Market, the Vil-
lage Corner, Campus Corners, and Capi-
tol Market.
The management of White's Market on
E. William at first refused to co-operate,'
but after boycott supporters picketed the
store last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day an agreement was reached..
According to Super, managers at Sgt.
Pepper's, Campus Corner and the Village
Corner all agreed immediately t- stock
only union grapes and lettuce.
AT RALPH'S and the Capitol Market,
managers hesitated at first, voicing fears
that they might lose business if grapes
and lettuce were not available- in their
stores. With Ralph's, the committee re-
presentatives worked out an agreement
specifying that if the store's major com-

petitors were not also "cleaned up" soon,
the manager would revert to buying non-
UFW produce.
At While Market, Super says, the man-
ager agreed to buy UFW lettuce, but said
if large chain stores carried non-union
grapes he would lose business. "We told
him people come to his store for con-
venience and not because they don't know
about Meijer's and Kroger's," Super re-
marks.
Super claims pickets in front of White's
turned away up to 51 per cent of the
store's customers. Thursday a store
spokesman met with Farley and arranged
to buy UFW lettuce and grapes for 30
days as a trial period during which the
picketers will be expected to clean up
White's major competitors, who the man-
ager named as Strickland's on Geddes and
the Food Mart on S. University.
"EVERYBODY ELSE in town was sell-
ing grapes," explains White's partner Fon-
Jeffries. "Our customers would say,
'Why aren't you selling them?' "
The decision to "go clean" was made,
Jeffries says, because, "We don't sell
enough grapes to have people walking
back and forth in front of the store stop-
ping every customer that comes in."
Jeffries, denies, however, that picketing
affected the store's business. "It didn't
make our business drop that we noticed.
Some cvustomers get mad and come in
because of the picket line."
See STORES, Page 16

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