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CONTRACT STILL TENTATIVE
Postal pact averts strike
WASHINGTON (AP)-The mail
was moving normally in most parts of
the country yesterday after the Postal
Service and unions representing 554,000
workers agreed on a contract that
avoided a possible nationwide mail
The agreement will increase the
current $15,877 average salary paid to
postal employees by 19.5 percent over
the next three years, including
estimated cost-of-living adjustments.
President Emmet Andrews of the
American Postal Workers Union said.
"I THINK IT'S a little bit over Mr.
Carter's program," Andrews said in
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living payments and consider the
current benefits to be too small.
Schaefer would not exclude the
possibility of a local walkout if the
members viewed the new contract
A national meeting of NALC mem-
bers is scheduled for the first week in
"There should be additional
discussions there. By then, we should
be able to consider all aspects of the
agreement," Schaefer said.
reference to President Carter's
proposal for a 5.5 percent annual ceiling
on federal wage increases.
Barry Bosworth, head of Carter's
Council on Wage and Price Stability,
said through a spokesman that he
would have no comment on the in-
flationary effects until he has studied
the agreement. Bosworth and other
White House inflation fighters had
urged the postal unions to moderate
their pay demands.
Postmaster General William F.
Bolger said the contract, if accepted,
would mean postal rates will not have
to be increased for 2/2 to 3 years. Labor
costs are crucial to what consumers
must pay for postage since seven
dollars of every eight spent for postage
goes to labor costs.
THE CONTRACT includes periodic
cost-of-living increases plus a 2 percent
general wage increase in the first year,
3 percent in the second and 5 percent in
the third year, Andrews said.
The agreement is subject to
ratification by members of the four
unions in mail balloting that will take
several weeks. Andrews, who heads the
largest union, said the settlement is
"the best we can get" and ratifiction is
The negotiating breakthrough came
in the final afternoon of three months of
talks, and only a few hours before the
old contract expired at mignight Thur-
sday, when management withdrew its
demand that a no-layoff clause in the
old contract be dropped from the new
UNION MEMBERS had signaled a
willingness to strike on the job security
issue unless management backed
down. After that happened, the wage
part of the agreement was negotiated
with the help of federal mediators.
Management had wanted to
eliminate the no-layoff clause to gain
greater flexibility in adapting its work-
force to automated methods of handling
mail. Bolger said retention of the clause
might hinder that effort in the future,
but would not have any immediate ef-
Bolger was called in by federal
mediators at about 2:30 a.m. for the
final bargaining over wages.
James LaPenta of the mail handlers
division of Laborers' International
Union called the contract a "historic
document because the unions have had
to show that employers cannot take
away items won in previous contracts."
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uedfromPage9) Although he does not question the Considering the va
legal knowledge, but utility of teaching first-year law studen- people who see lawyers
toegaf ontradgebt, s by the case system, Seligman argues, matters as wills, divor
eto draft contracts, as others also have observed, that the transfers and probatej
rescription for reform system reaps the greatest benefit ference is inescapablet
ecrip role for clinical during the first year and causes of legal advice largel
d- training. e srysnhat classroom boredom in the second and province of the very ric
1 training. He says that third years. As I will gladly testi
ost of whotare chosen In contrast, Seligman notes that in siderable force to Selign
typically treat clinical medical school, the professional school of law school. I distinctl
yical educators as the most often compared to law school, ting in a civil proce
in law school families students begin with a rigorous and dreary day last March,l
message on to their largely academic routine, but row of glazed eyes an
gradually assume greater clinical had to be a better wayto
responsibilities as they near What seemed excitin
graduation. Seligman's argument is the breakdown of cases
Brown" that law school should also be pattened cepts and doctrines, wa
this way. - routine. At that point, tI
Z Seligman's final criticism is that law over. Talking to friend
school fails to prepare law students to we all concurred on one
re provide legal representation for the losing your virginity,i
hn Theatre poor and for the middle class, most of sooner or it may happ(
CURTAI T 8mr whom also cannot afford legal services. had all come to feel thes
CURTAIN 8Pn As astonishing statistic is contained classes.
are $100 off the near the back of The High Citadel. Ac- And a large part of t
weds., July 26 cording to a 1971 American Bar that inevitably sets in i
through Association survey, 23 per cent of all wholly academic aspec
Sat., July 29 Americans need to consult an attorney Talking to friends work
12 pm-showtime each year. Yet, in their lifetimes, only this summer, anoth
one in three adults ever sees a lawyer. opinion emerges: pet
"You're a Good Man, Charlie
based on "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
Ann Arbor Civic Theatr
July 26-29 Lydia Mendelssoi
$4.00 Weds. & Thurs. $4.50 Fri. & Sat.
Children 16 and under who are accompanied by an adult
regular price. Man., July24
Box Office (in the theatre lobby) will be open: Tues., July 24
ast number of
for such routine
'ces, real estate
matters, the in-
that other types
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fy, there is con-
y remember sit-
dure class one
looking over the
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g in September,
s into legal con-
is now painfully
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point: just like
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same way about
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"WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE?"
Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25
in the Atlanta Papers a few years ago, a Lester Kinsolving
Column was headed "Every One Quiet on Abortion." Did not
read the Column that being enough for this reader. However,
thought much about this much of it, and wish to bear witness
and testify of some of the things that came to mind.
First, four verses of Scripture from God's Word: "BUT THE
WICKED ARE LIKE THE TROUBLED SEA, WHEN IT CAN-
NOT REST, WHOSE WATERS CAST UP MIRE AND DIRT.
THERE IS NO PEACE. SAITH MY GOD, TO THE WICKED.
'CRY ALOUD, SPARE NOT, LIFT UP THY VOICE LIKE A
TRUMPET, AND SHOW MY PEOPLE THEIR TRANSGRES-
SION, AND THE HOUSE OF JACOB THEIR SIN.' YET THEY
SEEK ME DAILY, AND DELIGHT TO KNOW MY WAYS, AS
A NATION THAT DID RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND FORSOOK
NOT THE ORDINANCES OF THEIR GOD: THEY ASK OF
ME THE ORDINANCES OF JUSTICE; THEY TAKE
DELIGHT IN APPROACHING TO GOD!" Isaiah 57:20 - 58:2.
Another passage of Scripture that came to mind was the
38th chapter of the Book of Genesis. "WATCH GOD WORK
HERE!" The Almighty slew and killed a man, and his brother,
that displeased Him. What angered God was their destroyjng
and wasting the "SEED OF HUMAN LIFE!" Not a body
already formed in a womb, but preventing the human seed
having the opportunity to develop new life! These two men
were both the grandsons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and
the sons of Judah the man chosen of God Almighty to be one
of those ordained to produce Christ after the flesh!
Consider also this revelation of The Almighty in this
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chapter regarding God's attitude concerning a new life: A
heathen woman who had the lawful right to be a wife and
mother was denied the right. She "played the whore" to ob-
tain this right. It appears that under these circumstances
God approved ofther act, accepting her and her son into the
Messiah Line-- and her name is on the first page of the New
Testament, Thamar, Matthew 1:3.
The 17th chapter of The Gospel of John has 28 verses;
quoting the first three. "THESE WORDS SPAKE JESUS,
AND LIFTED UP HIS EYES TO HEAVEN, AND SAID,
FATHER, THE HOUR IS COME; GLORIFY THY SON, THAT
THY SON MAY GLORIFY THEE: AS THOU HAST GIVEN
HIM POWER OVER ALL FLESH, THAT HE SHOULD GIVE
ETERNAL LIFE TO AS MANY AS THOU HAST GIVEN HIM.
'AND THIS IS LIFE ETERNAL THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW
THEE THE ONLY TRUE GOD;AND JESUS CHRIST, WHOM
THOU HAST SENT!"
"ETERNAL LIFE" means to know the True God, and Jesus
Christ whom He hath sent. If we know the True God and
Jesus Christ whom He hath sent, can we be silent and quiet
about blocking and destroying The Seed of Human Life, The
Gift of God, and more especially-if that Seed is already
developing into the body of a Little Child, of whom Christ
said "OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF GODI"
"I THOUGHT ON MY WAYS, AND TURNED MY FEET
UNTO THY TESTIMONIES. I MADE HASTE, AND
DELAYED NOT TO KEEP THY COMMANDMENTSI" Psalm
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work that is like practicing law, draf-
ting briefs, doing research and
preparing for court. They dislike law
school.because, they get no"feedback
and quickly sense how divorced it is
from the practice of law.
If ther is any major flaw to The High
Citadel, it is the undercurrent of moral
exhortation , present whenever
Seligman discusses lawyers who choose
to represent poor people. Granted law
schools do everything to prepare prac-
titioners to represent corporations in
court, and very little to represent other
classes of individuals, it still becomes
tedious to be hectored.
Seligman graduated from law school
in 1971, which means he probably
graduated from college in 1968 or 1969.
The era in which he went to college
shows; this is' definitely the work of a
former 1960s person, right down to the
implicit moral superiority of telling
people how they ought to spend their
If people in law school want to pursue
that type of career, that's fine, and law
schools should make classes and
facilities available to those who opt for
such a choice. But nobody who has
made it through the rigorous ad-
missions procedure needs any further
advice on what to do with a career,
especially when it's delivered like a
sermon from Mount Sinai.