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Tuesday, July 20, 1971
AFSCME to
vote in Sept.
on walkout
By CHRIS PARKS
Members of the union representing Uni-
versity employes Sunday voted to consider
a strike at their September 26 member-
ship meeting of what they consider "pro-
per action" is not taken on a number of
grievances.
The union's complaints stem mainly
Y from interpretational differences over
various provisions of their five month old
contract with the University.
The disputed contract was orginally
agreed upon following a two day strike
las' January.
Charles McCracken, president of the
! umon, local 1583 of the American Federa-
ticn of State County and Municipal Em-
ployes t AFSCME i charged that the Uni-
versity has dealt "in bad faith" with its
eniployes since the signing of the new
contract.
"They (the University have been read-
ing things into the contract that aren't
there, and saying things aren't there that
Among the complaints leveled against
the University by the union are violations
of grievance and sick time procedures,
ia srassment of employes and violations of
health and safety regulations.
University manager of employe rela-
tions Jaiies Thiry yesterday rejected the
union charges of bad faith in the treat-
ment of employes, and in carrying out the
terms of the new contract.
"All of the problems listed (by the
union) ", Thiry said "are currently under
consideration under grievance and arbi-
tration procedures".
Thiry said he sees no reason for a strike
because "the procedures we use guarantee
a resolution".
Sunday's vote followed a meeting be-
tween union officials and the Regents last
Thursday.
* McCracken said that he had the im-
pression from what the Regents said "that
there is going to be some investigating" of
the union's charges.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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WANTED BY THE ANN ARBOR POLICE: Beulah, a 6'7" Boa Constrictor, female,
8 lbs., is being sought by the city police foliowing her escape Friday while bird-
watching. So far, dectives have met with no success in their investigation.
Cty snake hunt:*IBeulch
eludes police, Weasels

By JONATHAN MILLER
Though the "Packard House Weasels"
insist that there "is no cause for alarm,"
the Ann Arbor police are taking no
chances.
When the rock and roll band reported
the loss of their mascot to police yester-
day, an intensive search was immediately
launched throughout the city's southeast
side; but to no avail.
Beulah, the band's 6'7" Boa Constrictor,
had vanished,
How long the Boa can survive in Mich-
igan's weather is a matter of conjecture,
but bandmember Bob Strauch, 20, is

Trotter House to provide
new services for blacks

fearful that their snake will meet a gris-
lier fate than catching a cold:
"I'm worried that someone will find
Beulah and kill her," he said, explaining
that the reptile was "really friendly and
very harmless."
Beulah disappeared Friday, after tier
owner, Bill Gracie, a spring graduate of
Huron high school, left her on the porch
"eyeing the birds" while he answered the
telephone.
Upon Gracie's return three hours later
--Beulah had gone.
Gracie was unavailable for comment
last night, having reportedly left for a
two-week vacation yesterday -morning.
However, Gracie is still in possession,
Strauch said, of his lizard and two baby
Boa's.
"Band practice had just started,"
Strauch recalled, "when we got word that
Beulah had gone. Instead of practicing
we had eight guys and Bill's family, all
with flashlights, looking for the snake,"
"We didn't find it. we searched in
v a i n," recounted Strauch. "We sat
around saying 'isn't it a shame' and dis-
cussed how big a reward we should offer,"
Thus far, the Packard House Weasel-
"please mention the name of the band'
-has been unable to raise reward money.
but hopes are high that their reptilian
friend will find its way home intact.
Meanwhile, somewhere in the city, a
Boa Constrictor is at large.
One police officer on the snakehunt
yesterday "speaking purely as an indi-
vidual you understand and please don't
mention my name," said the snake pre-
sented "no danger to humans,
"They're not poisonous, the Boa Con-
strictor, you know," the officer said, "they
strangle their victims to death."
The policeman predicted that the snake
would kill nothing "bigger than a rat"

Sudanese
govt. falls
to leftist
1Y 'rhe Associated Press
An army colonel and ally of Sudan's
powerful Communist party announced he
had overthrown the leftist regime of Maj.
Gen. Jaafar el Numairi Monday night:
Co. Hashem el Atta placed armsy tanks
around Numairi's Nileside presidential
palace in Khartoum and seized 'the Om-
duran radio station to announce the take-
over. ,
A statement over the radio said Atta
had toppled Nuuairi to rid Sudan of "an
alliance between foreign and local capi-
talists."
It added that Atta would lead a "true
revolution , . . to block reactionary im-
perialist schemes forever."
The Socialist Baath governientt of Iraq
immediately recognized Atta's coup and
pledged "complete support."
Baghdad Radio said that Numairi--the
41-year-old strongman who seized power
more than two years ago and survived
half a dozen earlier plots, had arrived in
Cairo. There were no reports of fighting
Khartoum's airport was closed and tele-
phone communications to the capital were
cut off.
Atta, in his early 40s, served as a dutpy
premier in Sudan's Revolutionary Council
until he and two other officers were ex-
pelled by Numairi in a government shake-
sip tast November,
Numairi, while linking Sudan closer to
the Soviet bloc, banned the local Coi-
munist party. When he fired Atta he ac-
cused him of collaborating with the out-
lawed Communists.
In Washington, State Depart'ent of-
ficials said they could not confirm the coup
but noted that Numairi had failed to solve
Sudan's economic problems or its il-year-
old civil war between the Most's north
and the partly Christian, patl. paan
south. The conflict between the dark-skin-
ned southerners and the lighter northern-
ers may have cost half a million live,
A Cairo broadcast said Ttta tolt the
Sudanese people in a statent sitrt
See COUP, Page 7
Borut quits city
post next uonth
Assistant City Administrator Donald
Borut is to leave his post next month to
take a position with the International City
Management Association in Washington,
D.C.
BorUt will work with city managers
throughout the US., he said yesterday, "to
help them develop city resources."
Borut, who has been in Ann Arbor for
seven years, has been associated with
programs aimed at the cities youth, espe-
cially the summer free concert program,
now in its second year.
Borut has also worked with local youths
on the "Summer City" program, aimed
at alleviating tension and boredom
amongst city young people by providing
them with a wide-range of activity for the
summer months.

By P.E. BAUER
In keeping with the spirit of the 1970
Black Action Movement BAM de-
mands, the organization of a black stu-
dent center for study, counseling, and
social activities is currently under way
at the University.
Called the Williat Monroe Trotter
House, the center is named in honor of
a -former editor of the Boston Guardian
and pioneer in the struggle for black
rights during the Civil War period.
Organized by Charles Kidd, assist-
ant to the vice president for student
services, Trotter house is aimed at
"better unity amongst the black stu-
dent community."
"This will fulfill a great need on
campus." says Kidd, "because at pres-
ent no fraternal organization- specific-
ally for blacks exists. A black commun-
ity center may also interest those peo-

ple who do not feel drawn to -'pecisci
organizational structure."
Funds for leasing Trotter huise Afill
be provided by a grant from the Mar-
tin Luther King Fund, and the adtsits-
istration is supplying funds for coun-
seling services which will b' carried
on in the building.
Kidd is hopeful that money for staff-
ing and equipping the center will soon
be approved by the executive officers.
Although a location has not yet been
found for Trotter house, the search has
been narrowed to three possible sites,
all of which are within walking distance
of central campus. The final decision
is expected to come within the Aveek.
The scope of activities 'ed services
to be offered in Trotter House cover a
wide range of areas, including branches
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