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Tuesday, August 6, 1974


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Tuesday, August 6, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

City Council postpones OK

of new AFSCME agreement

City Council last night deferred ap-
proval of a two-year contract ratified by
the local union representing city em-
ployes when union president William
Northrup claimed thut he was not fully
aware of all the clauses when he signed
the pact.
Local 36 of the Amicrtrct Federation
of State, County, and M Nticipal im-
pliyes (A'SCMEt' which represents
nearly 30 employes, last nonth approv-
ed a compromise contract stipultting a
20 cent per hour wage increase and a
cost of living hike of up to 10 cents per
hour to be added in Deceiber.
ALTHOUGH Northrop adittitted that
he went over the lengthy agreetment
page by page with City Administrator
Sylvester Murray, he si d last night that
the final contract is no longer accept-
able to the union.
""There are some things in the agree-
ment that we ne-er even discussed."
Said a union spokestian.
Murray and union negotiators will
ieet later this week to iron out differ-
ences but the city administrator tade
clear that the purpose of continued talks
"is not to re-negotiate."
"A settlenent has ailready been reach-
ed, lie said.
COUNCILMAN Roer Hertoia (R-
Third Ward) also had "serious concerns"
about the wording of the agreement and
criticized the amount of sick leave
granted to city employes "which in some
cases may addtipt, oi as mdtch as t6
In tther actiont, Council defeated 6-5

WORKERS CLEAR out the garage section of a federal office building in Miami yesterday after the structure co]
At least one person was killed in the disaster and several others trapped inside the debris.
Federal building colapses;

a resolution to boycott Soviet and Sony
0.. Cled several m issiog ids as part of the "Save the Whales"
MIAMI, Fla. (4) - One person was fied as Anna Mounger, 24, a clerk-typist; A spokesperson for Jackson Memorial The boycott, which has gained na-
crushed to death and six others trapped Mary Keehan, 27, a secretary; Anna Hospital said 14 persons, most of them
and feared killed yesterday when the Pope, 55, a cashier; Martha Skeels, 50, a women, were treated for injuries and See COUNCIL, Page 9
roof of a federal office building in down- clerical supervisor, and Mary Sullivan, five were released.
town Miami collapsed, sending tons of 57, a clerk. Miami Fire Chief Don Rickman said
concrete and several parked cars crash- Agents said the man believed buried in rescue workers gave pain killing drugs'
ing into offices below. the rubble was a special agent but de- and intravenous fluids to two women
A spokesperson for the Drug Enforce- clined to identify him. A seventh person and a man who were pinned for several
ment Administration said the six--one earlier reported to be in the collasped hours under piles of concrete and beams.
man and five women-were buried, along building had taken sick leave yesterday, rict security
with the body of the dead man, beneath officials said. HE SAID rescue operations were
tons of rubble. He said it would take Slowed because a partially destroyed
several hours to find them. DR. SETH COREN of Jackson Me- wed becahe aparll str ye d
mrialH al of the 49-year-old structure was in easures
moilHospital, who was on the scene, ainp ffAnia


THE DEAD MAN was identified as
Special Agent Charles Mann, who had
been assigned to the Miami office for
about two years.
The five missing women were identi-

was asked what the chances were of
anyone surviving in the rubble. "The
probability is not good," he said. "They
would have lost a lot of fluids and there
is very little oxygen under there"

Preferential voting likely
tappear on. Nov. ballot
By DAVID WHITING date garners a majority of first place
A Human Rights Party (HRP)-initiated votes, consideration of second place
City C h a r t e r amendment calling for tallies goes into effect,
"preferential voting" in mayoral elec- The candidates receiving the lowest
tions will likely appear on the November first choice vote total is dropped from
ballot. consideration. The second choices of
Yesterday was the filing deadline for those persons who cast their first place
petitions placing proposals before voters votes for that c a n d i d a t e are then
in November. The HRP cleared the re- counted.
quired 3,800 signatures by over 1,000 These v o t e s are then distributed
names, which still must be validated among the remaining mayoral contest-
by the city clerk, ants. The process-dropping a candidate
However, Democrats circulating an- and considering his supporters' second
other petition asking for "run-off elec- choice votes-continues until one hopeful
tions" for both city council and mayoral receives a clear-cut majority of ballots,
races failed to get enough signatures by Marty Wegbreit, HRP coordinator for
yesterday's filing date. the petition effort and county commis-

aanger of cutaphig.
"We have to work it very carefully
pulling those cars and the rest of the
rubble out of there. We can't gamble
with cave-ins of beams and other stuff.
I don't want to kill any people that are
still under there," Hickman added.
He said rescuers also were worried
about a strong smell of gas and gasoline
from the cars, most of which were autos
impounded by federal drug agents.
Hickman speculated that 80 cars park-
ed on the roof overloaded the structure,
causing a portion at the rear section to
collapse. Witnesses counted about eight
cars among the rubble.
"All of a sudden the building was com-
ing down on top of us," said Heather
Cappannelli, 33, a clerk who escaped
with minor injuries. "There was a
rumble and then the whole ceiling came
down. I screamed for my boss, 'Tony,
Tony,' but Ididn't hear anything.
"I was next to a wall and a file
cabinet so there was space for me under-
neath. I crouched on the floor and the
stuff (rubble) was heaped all around
Ronald Mayer, a city building inspec-
tor, said the building, which originally
was constructed as a parking garage,
was last inspected in 1968 and found "to
be safe for the purposes for which it
was built,"

WASHINGTON (W-Spurred by threats
against Congress and its individual
members, House leaders are drafting
plans for the tightest security measures
ever imposed at the Capitol building, to
be effective during the House inipeach-
ment debate.
Majority Whip John McFall (D-Calif.),
chairman of a special bipartisan com-
mittee on procedures, said the plans
contemplate virtually sealing off the
House end of the Capitol.
ACCESS WOULD BE limited to per-
sons who must conduct business there
and admission would be controlled by
electronic screening devices like those
used at airports, McFall said.
All packages, briefcases and equip-
ment would be searched.
Tourists and the general public would
be admitted to other parts of the build-
ing, including the Senate side. Exactly
where the strict security line would be
See HOUSE, Page S

UNDER IIRP'S plan, voters cast both
first and second choice ballots for may-
oral candidates. In the event no candi-

sioner candidate in the 15th district, an-
nounced yesterday "the successful com-
pletion" of the drive.

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