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Michigan Dail
Vol. LXXXIV, No. 1-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 8, 1974 Free Issue Sixteen Pages
Jail dispute settledi What now?
By TONY SCHWARTZ and reinstated, and in turn agreed to go on and the replacements don't even tions interests above those of the in-
Daily News Analysis resign on the following day, May 3. have our records. We weren't given a mates. The fired employes contend that
The controversy over the firings of Citing a county regulation that any chance to train them, and Postill is Postill insisted on making policy de-
three staff employes of the Washte- employe must be fired with "clear and now Project Director. We've said be- cisions without a day-to-day knowl-
naw County Jail Inmate Rehabilitation just cause," the three staff members fore that the law enforcement approach edge of the program and by doing so
Program was settled last week, but in had filed a grievance with the County in rehabilitation is a proven failure." ignored the practical capabilities of
its wake serious questions about the Commissioners. Toward the end of the Despite the complicated legal argu- the staff and the program.
program's future and the progressive second hearing at which testimony from ments about authority and procedure, Postill has denied these charges, and
image of Sheriff Fred Postill were left both sides was being heard, lawyers for both sides have agreed the controversy says that the firings were the result
unanswered. Postill and for the employes met pri- which led to the firing stemmed from of direct insubordination by the three
All three staff members - Program vately and worked out the agreement. a basic struggle for power over the employes stemming from their refusal
Coordinator Molly Reno, Curriculum While both sides termed the agree- program's direction. so accept "the ultimate authority of the
Coordinator Martha Manildi and In- ment fair, neither was without reserva- - Reno and the two other staff em-
mate Service Worker Larry Hunter - tions. "We consider this a partial vic- ployes believed that Postill was placing sheriff's department." Postill said that
were given five weeks retroactive pay tory," Reno said. "The program must his personal political and public rela- See JAIL, Page 1
randt out, Schmidt
in after spy scandal

B 0 N N, Germany (M - Helmut
Schmidt, a tough finance minister
rated as a firm friend of the United
States, won his party's nomination
yesterday to succeed West German
Chancellor Willy Brandt.
Brandt, who won a Nobel Peace
Prize for improving relations be-
tween West Germany and Com-
munist Eastern Europe, resigned
early yesterday over an espionage
WHILE BONN buzzed with rumor over
possible underlying causes for Brandt's
decision to accept personal responsibility
for a close aide's role as a Communist
East German spy, the 55 - year - old
Schmidt', nomination was approved in
an emotion-al session of the Social 1Demo-
cratic party's parliamentary caucus.
"This is not the time to yammer,"
Brandt told weeping legislator- in his
first public oppearance since hi: resig-
nation was announced soon after mid-
night M nday.
"I am certain that our stte will have
a federal government that is firmly on
the track in 14 days,'' Schridt said be-
fore breaking off a IlamhurR visit to
return to Bonn soon after his nomioa-
THE 60-YEAI -011) 1Brandt, whose pol-
icies of East-West rapprochement bol-
stered his country's world states and won
him the 1971 Nobel prize, fell in a politi-
cal storm raised by the discovery of a
Communist East German spy on his per-
sonal staff.
Brandt has been chancellor for four
and a half years and made normalization
with the rival German government in
East Berlin one of the chief objectives
AP Photo of his Ospolitik. He had survived a par-
nt Gustav Heinemann yester- - liamentary crisis sparked by his East-
nominated by the country's West detente policies two years ago and
went on to win a special general elec-
tion by landslide proportions.
But as his Ostpolitik slowed in the face
of East German resistance and as in-
s flation at home eroded his popularity,
Brandt showed increasing irritability. Ob-
servers at home and abroad reported he
Se seemed weary of his office.
7 story, Page See SCHMIDT, Page 11

FINANCE MINISTER HELMUT SCHMIDT, right, shakes hands with West German Presider
day after the resignation of Chancellor Willy Brandt and his cabinet. Schmidt later was
ruling Social Democratic party to suceed Brandt.
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