The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXV, No. 65-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, August 16, 1975 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
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Jury returns v
in hour 21 mi
By AP and UPI
RALEIGH, N.C.-A jury of six blac]
took an hour and 21 minutes yesterda
Joan Little killed jailer Clarence Alli
further sexual abuse. She was acquitted
The 21-year-old black woman's acq
joicing in the camps that supported he
ists and prison reformers.
THE JURY foreman said "some wo
take heart' from the verdict. "A woman
defend herself," he said.
Little was accused of murdering C
the 62-year-old night jailer at the Bea
inWashington, N.C., in an escape plot.
emotion packed testimony how she gra
from him and stabbed him 11 times wh
into an oral sex act.
"I feel it is the first step as far asa
concerned to stand up and say they d<
to defend themselves," said Little. "I ju
the verdict the jury brought back in. Ti
LITTLE IS NOT entirely free. She is
bond from the 7-to-15 year sentencec
entering she was serving when Alligooi
cell last Aug. 27.
The leader of her half dozen attori
33, lost his freedom as soon as he won
Court Judge Hamilton Hobgood summo
bench and sentenced him to 14 days inj
See LITTLE, Page 4
ute state appropriations
pens U'financial crisis
* * Feming
ittle acquitted rejects
By BILL TURQUE
An unforeseen eleventh
ks and six whites h o u r cut in the state's
y to decide that ..,, higher education b il1 for
good to end his fiscal year 1975-76 has sent
and set tree. * University officials scram-
uittal set off re- *bling to make up a new $1.6
r-blacks femin- million deficit in an already
austere operating budget.
men are going to N e w hiring freezes, pro-
has the right to gram cutbacks, or even an
additional tuition increase
'larence Alligood loom as distinct possibili-
ufort County jail ties.
But she told in University President Rob-
ebbed his icepick ben Fleming, who returned
en he forced her last night from a west coast
visit with his daughter, met
black women are the n e w s from Lansing
a have the right stoically.
st felt good with
ey looked at the "WE KNEW that it they pass-
ed the budget the way it was,"
said Fleming, "there would
out on an appeal probably be a cut before the
on breaking and end of the calendar year.
d came into her It looks like they've decided to
cut it back now."
With the state appropriation
neys, Jerry Paul finalized, the University's op-
Little's. Superior tions for dealing with the deficit
ned Paul to the are limited. Fleming maintained
lail for contempt last night that a new tiution in-
AP Photo crease beyond the six per cent
Joan Little after verdict See APPROPRIATIONS, Pg. 10
By ELAINE FLETC
Following a marathon bargainin
versity and the clericals union r
contract agreement early this moi
"We did reach agreement and
mended for ratification at next,
meetings," stated Carolyn Forrest
UAW Local 201 bargaining team.
NOTING THE late hour at whic
came, William Neff, head of the U
ing team commented, "It may loo
lems tonight but it was really put
for one year and making sure we I
that took the time. We're very plea
Neff also stated that until last nig
team was certain they would be
conclude negotiations, "but it gelle
it falls together it goes quickly."
"I'm hungry and glad it's over,
Gould, a member of the clerical ne
session which began at 2 p.m. yes
HER expectations of finishing within several hours, con- University
g session, the Uni- tinued steadily until 1 a.m. this morning. union dem
reached a tentative THE CLERICALS declined to comment on any of But both
rning. the details of the new contract until it is presented at brought a
it will be recom- membership meetings next week. four sessio
week's membership However earlier reports from University officials The two
a member of the indicated that the administration had gone above its publicly r
last formal offer of a 5.6 per cent pay increase to a cent pay it
h settlement finally figure near 6 per cent. cent hike,
niversity's negotiat- Union negotiations, dragging on for the past eight had brough
k like we had prob- months, have stalled twice over economic differences. Thoigh
ting things together Following overwhelming rejection of a formal Uni- ion for eil
had everything right versity contract offer in June, union bargainers were the meetii
sed that we reached authorized by their 3,200 members to call a strike. over the tc
But after a month of inactivity, the team agreed in- to the Barg
ht's meeting neither stead to resume negotiations July 11. However
able to successfully Talks stalled again one day later and a state-appoint- that evenin
d tonight and when ed mediator was jointly requested. Discussio
Head negotiator William Neff claimed some of the the econon
commented Jane delay has been caused by the slow pace inherent in tative agr
gotiating team. The negotiation of a union's first contract. economic -
terday afternoon in However union bargainer Jane Gould accused the boards, an
of "dragging its feet" and not taking all
sides agreed the presence of the mediator
new sense of direction and purpose to the
ns held since his arrival.
teams reported that, while the University
emained frozen in their offer of a 5.6 per
ncrease and the clericals demanded an 8 per-
informal caucus sessions with the mediator
ht them closer to agreement.
spokespersons from both sides felt a decis-
ther a strike or contrc could come during
ng held August 1, continued disagreement
otal cost of the pay hike brought the teams
aining table again Monday.
, Phillips' inability to continue the talks later
ng resulted in yet another session yesterday.
ns with Phillips have centered largely on
mic differences dividing the two groups. Ten-
eement had already been reached on non-
issues such as stewards structure, bulletin
A union lounges.