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Friday, August 15, 1975


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'U clerical talks enter final round
By ELAINE FLETCHER William Neff head of the University NEFF, HOWEVER, responded, "We're around."
Administration and the clericals union bargaining team, described the two flexible as to how we distribute the The University's last formal offer in
representatives face each other in one groups as "close - but whether we'll money-. . but the University has al- cluded a package pay raise of 5.6 pes
final round at the bargaining table today get there or not tomorrow-who knows? ready indicated where their cost peri- cent, however Neff last month indicated
as outstanding economic demands con- meters are." "unofficially, away from the table we'r
tinue to leave a tentative contract agree- "I'VE BEEN optimistic for the last But total economic cost includes "not a bit higher than that."
ment in question. three or four sessions - but the final just the point of a wage increase but also
If, however, the two sides are unable crunch is always the money and it could the benefits," explained Morehead. IN ADDITION the University had ten
to come to terms, the union will call a be just a few dollars that hold us apart," tatively agreed with the Union on the
strike, confirmed ean Jones, head of added Neff. She added that reports of the teams clericals union representative structure
the clericals bargaining team (UAW Reports from both teams reflected having agreed to three extra holidays, lounges and placement of bulletin
2001). conflict over the total cost of the eco agency shop and hi-weekly payrolls for boards.
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"THIS HAS BEEN set in motion for
some time," said Jones. If we can't
come to terms with them tomorrow we
see a strike as the only alternative."
"We're still dealing with the economic
issues. We hope to reach a settlement
but I think it's fifty-fifty," said Debby
Morehead, another member of the cleri-
cals hareining team.

nomic settlement that will again be the
issue today.
"We're right down to a money situa-
tion," said Jane Gould, one member of
the clerical team. "I feel we have peo-
ple here who really are in bad shape
economically, and are they (the univer-
sity) willing to pay those people enough
so they can live through next year or
are they not?" she asked.

ie cierica s were iaii y .
"OUR LAST proposal did include three
floating holidays along with the 8 per
cent pay hike. But no agreement has
been reached on those issues or agency
shop and bi-weekly payrolls," said
And according to Neff, "We are still
looking at new ways to spread the money

Whether or not the two groups reach
a tentative contract agreement today, a
meeting of the union's Ann Arbor mem-
bership is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 21
in Rackham, announced Jones.
The clericals will make a final deci-
sion to ratify a contract or strike, de-
pending on the bargaining team's recom-

Dramatic closing
arguments heard
in Joan Little trial
RALEIGH( )-Jurors in the story . ., because the assault
Joan Little murder trial were had already been completed,"
asked yesterday to imagine he said.
themselves in the position of a Little's flight, her locking the
young black w o m a n whose jailer in the women's cell block,
white jailer came to her cell then hiding from police indicate
demanding sex. guilt, Chalmers said.
Defense attorney Karen Gal- QUOTING scriptures, Chal-
loway, herself a young black, mers roared at the jury, "The
in closing arguments yesterday wicked flee when no man pur-
portrayed a scared young wo- sueth. but the righteous stand
man at the mercy of her jailer. as bold as a lion."
Imagine the sense of power that Chalmers demanded, "The
the jailer must have felt as things she did; the places she
Little performed oral sex on went, the bedcovers she hid un-
him, Galloway urged the six der. Is that the act of an inno-
white and six black jurors. See LITTLE, Page 7
GALLOWAY'S argument fol-
lowed an impassioned plea for
conviction by prosecutor Lester w
Chalmers. Ie described the
slaying of Beaufort County jail-SociU
er Clarence Alligood as a cal-
culated act, part of an escape
Presiding J u d g e Hamilton
Hobgood said he expected to
charge the jury early today with
deliberations likely to begin be-
fore noon. nc l e
Little has testified that Ali-
good came to her cell last Aug. LISBON, Portugal (W-Thou-
27 and forced her to perform sands of Socialists seeking to
an oral sex act. She said she o u s t Portugal's Communist-
stabbed him in self defense and backed p r e m i e r marched
fled the cell in fear for her life, through Lisbon streets yester-
THE JAILER'S body, naked day shouting "Goncalves, your
from the waist down, was found time is up!"
in her cell. He had been stabbed Informed sources said Social-
11 times with an icepick. ist leader Mario Soares had re-
Chalmers told the jury that jected an offer from the nation's
the multiple stab wounds indi- president to remove Premier
cated Little was not trying to Vasco Goncalves within 45 days
fend off an attack, but intended and instead demanded his oust-
to kill Alligood. "This killing er within 24 hours.
occurred as the result of re- THE SOURCES said President
taliation, if you believe her See SOCIALISTS, Page 7

The agony and the ecstasy?
Painter Jerry Currie wraps his legs around the support beam of a bridge carrying Interstate 90
to Mercer Island over Lake Washington in Seattle. The bridge is above him, and the water is
50 feet below.

Dems line up for Hart's senate seat
By ROB MEACHUM pounced his candidacy: Senator Otterbacher of Grand pected to officially announce his candidacy "sometime
When Senator Philip Hart (D-Mich.) announced early Rapids. in mid-September," according to an aide, Doug Dib-
last June his intention not to run for reelection in The 32-year-old Otterbacher says the "economy, bert.
1976, speculation as to who might seek his seat ran inflation and social services" will be among his main But another aide to Riegle refuted Dibbert, saying
rampant. targets during the campaign. But he admits his effort "there hasn't been a firm or final decision made yet."
State Republican leaders seemed to lean towards a "is a real longshot" with older, more experienced The aide said, however, that Riegle has been "encour-
bid by Representative Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor)- politicians vying for the seat. aged by the reception he has gotten from key labor
providing that Governor William Milliken decides not "I think age will be a real issue but it won't be a and political figures around the state," a factor that
to run-while the Democrats were talking of a Richard liability. I'm new and iconoclastic and I won't be afraid will undoubtedly weigh heavily in his decision.
Austin or Frank Kelley candidacy. to take on norms," Otterbacher said. He contends that
In actuality, the Democratic race for the nomination "people are less awed and swayed by a name-they are RIEGLE SAID that his main issue in the campaign
appears to be wide open. U.S. Representatives James open to fresh faces and ideas." would be energy and the economy.
O'Hara, Donald Riegle, Richard VanderVeen and Wil- "The question is gasoline prices and whether con-
liam Ford, and state legislators Bobby Crim and John HE SAYS HIS "grace roots campaign has received trols will be taken off," Riegle said. "We can't allow
Otterbacher leading the field of contenders with Sec- an excellent response around the state" but admits prices to be uncontrolled-it will ruin the economy."
retary of State Austin and Attornae General Kelley. that he's "got problems financially" because he is He says that he "is seriously considering" the bid
depending mainly on small, individual contributions. but admits that his name "is not a household word in
OF THIS LENGTHY list, only one has officially an- U.S. Representative Donald Riegle of Flint is ex- See DEMS, Page 10

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