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Saturday, June 12, 1971 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone 764-0552
'Third parties seek ballot positions

Daily News Analysis
As radical organizers are increasingly considering
electoral politics in their struggle foresocial change, their
efforts to gain ballot recognition for third parties is taking
on crucial importance.
On Tuesday, June 15-the fate of one such attempt may
be decded, as the Ann Arbor Citizens Committee on Third
Parties and Related Matters will take a final vote on its
recommendations to the city council.
The commission was appointed earlier this year by
Mayor Robert Harris in response to sharp criticism by the
newly formed Radical Independent Party (RIP), that re-
strictions placed on ballot
recognition w e r e undemo-
Specifically, the commission is
considering a proposal to per-
mit locally formed third parties
on the ballot if they submitnise
signatures equal to one per cent
of the vote of the winning can-
didate in the last mayoral elec-
tion. At present it is necessary
to have recognition as a state
party to be allowed on the city
If the proposal is approved. The University's Commission
it will go to the city council on Women Wednesday praised
which will consider placing it on education school Dean Wilbur
the next ballot as a referendum Cohen for his "forceful stand"
to revise the city charter. in barring the honorary frater-
The movement from confron- nity Phi Delta Kappa- (PDK)
tation to participation among from the school's facilities.
the radical community had one Two women became associa e
of its first manifestations when members of the local affiliate
the Peace-and Freedom Party last March, but the Interna-
formed three years ago. tional headquarters refused to
Since then third parties have accept them as bona fide mem-
grown up around the country. bers.
beginning at the state level and "In view of the recent action
becoming increasingly popular of the international PDK re-
-A siseress in university communities. oftdinernaisal PD re-
The eac an Fredo Paty, garding retusal to accept wom-
The Peace and Freedom Party, en initiates from the Univer-
running Black Panther leader- sity," Cohen said two weeks ago,
ry on his way Elridge Cleaver for president in "no space, time or money of
revocation of 1968, conducted a campaign any staff member of the School
his ppea of which was more educational of Education . . . may be used
his appeal of than practical. As the party to support any PDt business
had little- organization, it was until their policy has been
- forced -to run a write-in cam- changed."
paign in most states.c The Women's Commission
Since then, the party has con praised Cohen for his ircogni-
centrated its efforts on gaining tion of the "inherent wrong o1
power through recognition on a national professional society
the ballots of various states and that discriminates," and his
coordinating efforts with other actions of "withdrawal of
rnas ash University financial and moral
Meanwhile, other third parties
£ j U , across the nation have developed When the two womenfs name,
on the stale level, including the were submitted, along wit b
New Mexican Independent Par- those of the male initiates fox
ty, the D.C. Statehood Party official certification however
and Michigan's Human Rights the - entire list was returnet
ged Pedit "came Party with an explanation calling fox
perform certain The Human Rights Party was the removal of the women',
ot performed by formed in the fall of last year, names.
es working as as an alternative to the state's The local chapter then sen
sb" he concluded Democratic a n d Republican back to the international or
4 the time and parties. ganization the list of new init
of these duties, Although no party platform tates, excluding Keefer a n
appropriate for or set of officials have yet been Rice, but pledged to challeng
med." chosen, such prestigeous person- the international constitutiona
has c, ed, ~ See THIRD, Page 10 ban on woman.

Scale goes back to court
Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale confers with his attorney, Charles Garr
to a hearing in Oakland, Calif. At the hearing, action was postponed on a possible
Seale's probation on a 1968 gun possession charge. Seale is also awaiting a ruling on
a contempt sentence stemming from the Chicago conspiracy trial.
Publications dg. woI
to file charges agains
a By ROBERT SCHREINER was a "student" or "temporary" Thiry acknowledi
A student employe in the print' employe - in which case he to occasionally 1
shop at the Student Publications would be excluded from union tasks that are n
Bldg. announced yesterday he membership under AFSCME's student employt
will shortly file charges against present contract with the Univer- pressman helpers
the University for unfair labor sity. that "in view o
practices, stemming from his dis- In addition, the union asked for skill requirement
satisfaction with the University's , we find his pay
response to his labor grievances. the work perfor
Bern Pedit, '72, announced his Pedit, however
intention to seek a lawsuit that he has been
against the University after a siderable duties
meeting yesterday with Charles his capacity as
McCracken, president of local helper, almost
1583 of the American Federation working at the p
of State, County, and Municipal ing two years a
Employes (AFSCME . maintained he s
Pedit said yesterday that the fied as a full-tit
lawsuit "is the only course of granted union m
action open to me, since the Uni- are the professic
versity obviously is not going to the print shop.
give in without pressure." Pedit'a decisi
Pedit's decision came two days is his latest m
* after the University issued a de- the Unversity i
cision regarding-two matters re- case.
lating to Pedit which were dis- Last week, he f
cussed in a special conference with several sup:
between AFSCME and the Uni- Bern Pedit the publications 1
versity May 10. tempt to force th
AFSCME called for the con- a ruling on a charge by Pedit dent Publication
ference - despite the fact that that he was performing duties of labor grievan
Pedit is not a member of the during his' job which were' not in & leaflet he p,
uniofi - because they believe his commensurate with his pay. his- protest.
positiOh as pressman's helper Responding Tuesday for the The board -cot
falls within the realms of its col- University. Manager of Employe cial operations o1
lective bargaining jurisdiction. and Union Relations James chity student publicat
The union asked the University ruled that Pedit was a temporary the Michiganen
to rule on whether Pedit was a employe during that time and Gargoyle humor
full time employe from Oct., therefore not eligible to- join eration literary
1970 to Feb., 1971, or whether he AFSCME. Furthermore, although See PUBLICA7


performing con-
over and above
a pressman's
since he began
ublications build-
go. He has also
hould be classi-
ne employe and
embership -as
nal employes in
on to filu suit
ve to pressure
ito acting on his
astedi and, along
porters, picketed
building in an at-
ie Board for Stu-
s to act on a list
ices 'nuneraitd
assed out during
ntrols the finan-
f the University's
ions-The Daily,
tsian yearbook,
magazine, Gen-
magazine and the
TIONS, Page 7

Asian delegates to attend
U' ecology conference

Twenty Asian nations-includ-
ing the' People'g Republic of
China - have been invited to
send observers to a Conference
on Asian Environments, June 14
to 17, at the University.
Organizers say the conference
will focus on ways Asian nations
can avoid the ' environmental
problems of the West in the
course of their economic and
technological growth.
Hamilton Shirley Amerashin-
ghe, Ceylon's ambassador to the
United Nations, heads the list of
distinguished speakers at the
Other speakers include: Y.P.
Mei, president of New Asia Col-
lege; Dr. C. Chandrasakaran,
president of the International As-
sociation for Scientific Study of

Population of the United Nations;
Ro-Chung-hyun, director of the
Institute of Urban Studies and
Development. Yonsei University,
Seoul, Korea; and Milton Bender.
president of the Asia Institute of
Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
About 100 Asian scholars now
at North American universities
have been invited to participate
in the sessions, which will view
Asian environmental concerns
from an interdisciplinary and
multi-national perspective.
Representing the University at
the conference will be Stanley
Cain, director of the Institute for
Environmental Quality; Prof.
Rhodes Murphy, director. of the
Center for Chinese Studies; and
Prof. John Bardach of the School
of Natural Resources.

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