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Thursday, July 18, 1974.
House Watergate panel
nears end of investigation
1ve
WASHINGTON ('P) - The would arrange for the trial. re
House Judiciary Committee is Presidential attorneys probab- bi
holding to a schedule for its im- ly would ask considerable time ni
peachment inquiry that could to prepare their case, up to ne
produce a final vote in com- two months. Senate Democrats
mittee between July 26 and have talked in terms of two '
July 30. weeks to one month for prepar- G
Chairman Peter Rodino, (D- ation. Once the trial starts it ti
N.J.), is aiming at the earlier could take at least two months. tr
date, which is a week from to- There is substantial doubt it al
morrow, but other members could be finished before the No- se
say the later one is more likely. vember elections, and some sen-
THE SCHEDULE after that ators doubt it could be com-
calls for 100 hours of debate and peted this year. 2,
voting on the House floor, start- S E N A T E DEMOCRATIC as
ing around Aug. 12. House ac- Leader Mike Mansfield has ti
tion is due to be completed by talked in terms of a two-month ta
Aug. 23. trial, with sessions six days a
The Judiciary Committee week, if the Hoise votes to im- ly
heard its last scheduled witness peach the President. of
yesterday. One decision would have to be at
The committee will meet be- whether to go through the No- th
hind closed doors today for vember congressional elections, R
briefing sessions. At least six or halt the proceedings to per-
articles of impeachment against nit campaigning time.
President Nixon are reported to Other decisions that would n
be ready for presentation. have to be made before any th
COMMITTEE deliberations on trial could begin would include h
articles of impeachment prepar- whether to set up a committee In
ed by the staff will begin next to collect additional evidence, in
Tuesday, Rodino said. whether to permit television
These sessions will be open coverage and what powers will
to the press and public. House be granted Chief Justice War-
rules prohibit television cover- ren Burger, who would preside.
age of committee meetings.
However, Rodino said Wednes-
day he will ask the House to SHORT or LONG
Note to change the rule so the HAIRSTYLES TO PLEASE
impeachment debate can be DASC L
televised.
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page
GEO requests open talks

e Nine

By GORDON ATCHESON
The union representing Uni-
rsity graduate employes has
quested that its contract nego-
ations with the administration
held in open meetings begin-
ng with the bargaining session
xt Tuesday.
This procedure, sought by the
raduate Employes Organiza-
on (GEO), runs counter to
aditional labor talks which are
most always held in closed
ssion.
GEO CONTENDS that its
200 constituents, the taxpayers
nd others affected by the nego-
ations have a right to view the
lks as they unfold.
The administration is current-,
discussing the ramifications
public negotiations and will
nnounce a formal position at
e Tuesday meeting, President
obben Fleming said yesterday.
"There is a possibility the
egotiating will be open," Flem-
g said, although conceding
at the University in the past
as not made labor talks public.
a many instances the unions
sist on secret bargaining.

"SECRECY IMPLIES some-
thing to hide. GEO has nothing
to hide, and does not wish to
foster an atmosphere of se-
crecy," the union has declared
in a statement.
"Those concerned with the
negotiations are far more likely
to be misled if bargaining is
done in secret," the statement
adds.
However, GEO has also said
it would sanction closed dis-
cussions if both sides---the union
and the administration-agreed
to that approach on certain con-
tract issues.
GEO'S OPEN meetings policy
has already drawn endorse-
ments from Student Government
Council President Carl Sand-
berg, SGC member Calvin Lu-
ker, and the Rackham Student
Government.
GEO criticized the adminis-
tration's position as "cynical
because it assumes that the
University community is incap-
able of understanding what is
occuring in bargaining and is
gullible enough to be satisfied
with the controlled release of
selected information."

At the University of Wiscon-
sin open negotiations were held
between the union representing
graduate workers there and the
administratoMn with viable re-
sults, according to GEO.
NONETHIELESS, the union
recoenizes some drawbacks to
public talks might include a
possibility that free discussion
of issues wouuld not occur and
that certain "tough" contract
areas could be effectively dealt
with only in private.
GEO has also suggested that
if open sessions are given a try
they could be re-evaluated at a
subsequent date to determine if
they should be continued in
future discussions.
Although only in the initial
stage, the negotiations between
the University and GEO will
focus on the present working
conditions for graduate em-
ployes.
THE UNION HAS already
drafted a series of demands it
would like to see instituted for
graduate workers including a
formal written contract, griev-
ence procedures, and certain
job security guarantees.

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