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Wednesday, May 4, 1977

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Wednesday, May 4, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAiLY Page Three


Maor's race goes to court
By GREGG KRUPA The State Supreme Court assigned Judge Kelly to determined the extent of the malfunctions, May
The fate of Ann Arbor's Republican mayoral aspirant hear Belcher's plea. The hearing will take place in Wheeler would have tost the election."
Louis Belcher may well be decided tomorrow in the. , Judge Kelly's courtroom at 9:30 tomorrow morning. The second count involves several disputed absent
courtroom of Monroe County Circuit Court Judge James Belcher, because he is not a qualiifed state official, ballots. Belcher and Henry claim that at least o
Kelley. Belcher is contesting the results of the April 4 must gain permission to bring a suit against the Wash- ballot-with a vote for Belcher-was wrongfully n
election which he lost to Mayor Albert Wheeler by a tenaw County Boar dof Canvassers before he can counted. Also, that at least two absentee ballots-wi
single vote. actually file the suit. votes for Wheeler-were wrongfully counted.
The Washtenaw County Board of Canvassers com-
pleted a week long recount of the ballots on April 25. IN THE COMPLAINT filed on April 28 in Washtenaw' THE THIRD count claims that at least four vote
On April 28 Belcher and his attorney Robert Henry, a County Circuit Court Belcher and his attorney, Henry, were either improperly registered or not register
former Republican city councilman from the Third disputed the Canvassers certification of the election at all.
Ward, were in court seeking permission to bring suit results on three counts. The first count alleges that
against the Canvassers decision. five machines were malfunctioning on election day, Belcher is asking the court to order a recount oft
including one machine in the fourth precinct that five machines and to determine whether or not th
HOWEVER, THE justices on the Washtenaw County failed to count three votes. Belcher and Henry claim were malf'mctioning. He wants the court to determi
Circuit Court refused to hear Belcher's plea because the Canvassers failed to deterimne the extent and re- the va'idity of the absentee ballots or, more specif
of their relationships with both Belcher and Wheeler, sutt of the "inaccurate vote recordation." ally, to disa'low two -votes for Wheeler and allow o
and the political nature of the case. The complaint goes on to say that "if the Board had See RECOUNT, Page 15



AFSCME hearings set
By SUE WARNER THE FIRST arbitration hear- is presently on a two-year leave
lithough the American Fed- ing was held yesterday, but they of absence as a union official
will most likely continue and earns his living through
thus of State, County and throughout June and July. the union.
nicipal Employes (AFSCME Block has been named as a Block believes that the pur-
cal 1583) strike against the suspect by the Ann Arbor police pose of the suspension is to in-
iversity was resolved March in connection with a March 4 fluence the internal workings of
the two have not been able bomb threat made on the Ad- the union.
reach agreement as to what ministration Building. Alleged- "The university is trying to
ciplinary action, if any, ly, the threat was called to the get rid of me as they do any
ouhj be taken against employ- police department shortly be- active union person who repre-
including AFSCME Presi- fore a noon rally which brought sents the workers in a strike
nt Joel Block, who were sus- together leaders of local unions with force."
nded or discharged during the supporting the AFSCME strike. However, Felix Barthelemy,
ike. On April 20 Block received Director of Staff and union re-
University Attorney William a court order through 15th dis- lations, denys that the univer-
mmer estimated yesterday trict court demanding that he sity is taking unfair action
at of an original 19 discharged consent to having a voice print against the AFSCME leader.
iployes only four discharge made of his speech to be match- "The circumstances remain
ses remain to go through ar- ed against the voice pattern of that he is still a suspect in a
ration. Union and administra- the caller who made the bomb bomb threat that has been made
n bergainers were able to threat. Block refused to make on the University. The Univer-
ttle the other cases with a the print complaining that the sity is following the police in-
ciplinary layoff. This means police were biased against the vestigation."
ikers are reinstated but re- union. One of the provisions of the
ive no pay for time spent "'They favored the University strike settlement was to give
t on strike. during the strike," he protest- the University the right to take
Of those placed on disciplina- ed. "I don't want to give them disciplinary action against indi-
layoff Lemmer predicted, "a ammunition to frame me up." vidual strikers accused of seri-
w, maybe three or four will The University suspended ous vandalism or assaults.
through arbitration." Block on March 25. However, he AFSCME has the right to
fight such action through arbi-
gu M g ggtration thus avoiding the usual
LFC Eto cast ballots Abtratorsg were agreed onrby
Mt 10dCawn-out gievan:e":roceduren
both the University and the un-
or t"Each arbitrator makes his
decision independently," he ex-
plains. "When the decision is
By SUE WARNER bargaining chairman, and was made the arbitrator notifies
Members of the American in charge of union negotiations both parties in writing at the
deration of State, County and during the recent 26 - day same time."
unicipal Employes (AFSCME AFSCME strike. Block is cur- A single arbitrator has been
cal 1583) will cast their bal- rently the local's president while assigned to each case and each
on May 58 to select new Washington holds the vice-presi- will preside over two hearings.
icas or 52 mais uone o-dent's job. Neither Rowry or Only the griievants and other
u-es sfor12 main union of- Ward have held a union post faculty or union officials direct-
ship positions of Bargaining this term of office. Rowry is ly involved will be allowed to
airman, President, Vice-Pres- a shuttle bus operator at Uni- observe the hearings which are
ent and Executive Board. All versity Hospital and an unsuc- scheduled according to the
cessful 1976 City Council candi- availability of the arbitrator.

Summer's a splash
One short jaunt across the Diag is proof enough that
summer is here. Trees and flowers are blooming, grass is
green, and with two-thirds of this campus's 40 000 students
gone, the atmosphere of the whole place has changed. In-
stead of the usual hustle and bustle and "don't bother me
I'm late for class" attitudes people's thoughs are turning to
rest and relaxation, and there's plenty to be had.
Swimmers can use any of three University IM pools, but
you must have a validated student ID to get in. An ID with
Spring, Summer or Fall validation is sufficient. Also IM
passes effective until Fall Term can be purchased by faculty
for $20 and by students for $10.
,NORTH CAMPUS'S IM pool is open Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Satur-
day from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and on Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Margaret Bell pool at the Central Campus Recreation
Building (CCRB) is open Monday through Friday 7:45-9 a.m.,
12-1 p.m., Monday 6-8 p.m., Wednesday and Fridays 7-10
p.m., Saturdays 11-2 p.m. and Sunday 3-10 p.m. Wednesday
evening from 7-8 p.m. is reserved for diving.
Matt Mann pool at the IM Building is open Monday,
Wednesday and Friday 7:45-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m., and 3-6 p.m.
The pool is open on Saturdays 9-5 p.m. and Sundays 3-6 p.m.
ANN ARBOR ALSO offers four city-owned swimming sites.
Mack pool, 920 Miller Road, is the Recreational Depart-
ment's only indoor-outdoor pool, and for now, the city's only
open swimming hole. Currently the hours for this pool are:
Monday through Friday from 7-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
2-7 p.m. In addition. Saturday from 7-9 p.m. is Family Night,
no children allowed unless accqmpanied by an adult.
May 28 is opening day for the Rec. Dept.'s three outdoor
pools; Veteran (2150 Jackson), Fuller (1519 Fuller Road), and
Buhr (2751 Packard). Their temporary schedule until June
18 is: Monday through Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday and'Sun-
day 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
After June 18 all four pools are open noon through 8 p.m.
with 'arying times for family, adult and general admission
swimming. Schedules can be picked up at the Ann Arbor
City Library or at City Hall.
Season passes for these facilities which are good until
Labor Day go on sale May 16 at City Hall. Rates are slightly
cheaper for Ann Arbor inhabitants and an Ann Arbor lease
or voter's registration card are sufficient proof of residency.

offices are for two-year terms. ┬░'1A11 -L R4%s c
date; Ward is a hospital
At an April 24 meeting, the tediun
union local which represents tda.
over 2,000 food service, hospital, Candidates for the uion p
-maintenance and grounds work- dency are: Peter Brown,
ers, nominated Art Anderson, athletic department empl
Joel Block, Leroy Washington Wavy Drake of building
Ezra Rowry and Harold Ward vices plant division; Dw
for the chief negotiator post Newman of Mott hospital b
ing service and Richard Van
ANDERSON IS the ┬░present kenburg, a suspended West
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It Floats
If your lifelong desire has
always been to race down a
river on a charging raft of
cement (and whose hasn't),
dream no more. On May 7 the
University of Wisconsin will
host a concrete canoe race, an
event which follows the April
23 concrete canoe race in An-
gola, Indiana in what will un-
doubtedly soon become the Dou-
ble Crown of cement canoe rac-
ing. Not to be outclassed, a
group of University students has
entered two craft in the race to
uphold the honor of the Maize
and, Blue. "We have a special
advantage over other schools,"
explains Stuart Cohen of the
Quarterdeck Society, the honor
society of the department of
naval architecture and marine
engineering. "Although all com-

peting schools have' civil engi-
neering, few schools in the na-
tion have naval architecture de-
partment . "The racer's edge,
it seems. Prizes are awarded by
the-American Concrete Institute,
which must take great pleasure
in disprowinR a common slam
against th r product, namely
that it doesn't float. "We've
certainly learned a lot about
concrete," Cohen said succintly.
On the outside
Looks like a reasonably good
day to race concrete canoes,
It' the variably cloudy all day
with a chance of late afternoon
thundershowers( but the mer-
cury should hit the 70 degree
mark. Tonight, more of the
same-continued cloudy with a
chance of showers and a low
of 52*.

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