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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 12-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 20, 1976 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Mo UdaI's

By PHILLIP BOKOVOY and
KEN PARSIGIAN
Morris Udall's narrow loss to former
Georgia governor Jimmy Carter in Tues-
day's Michigan primary astonished not
only the political pundits, but the most
avid Udall supporters as well.
In a statewide poll taken 12 days ago
by Udall staffers,rCarter was leading 52
per cent to 19 per cent. Confident of an
easy victory here, Carter spent most of
his time in Maryland in a futile attempt
to avert a big loss to California Gov.
Edmund "Jerry" Brown. Udall, on the
other hand, concentrated all his efforts
in Michigan. The Arizona congressman
spent 10 days here shaking hands and

kissing babies, and
to make himself av
radio, and newspal
combination of ext
tact and mass me
close the gap to the
2004 votes out of the
UDALL DID wel
suburban areas li

heartening
went out of his way which he carried 2 to 1, where the Demo-
ailable for television, crats tend to be very liberal. He was
per interviews. This also expected to do well in college towns,
ensive personal con- and his 6 to 1 victory margin in Ann
Arbor helps show that he did.
But the real surprise of the contest
was the support Udall received from the
blue collar suburbs of Detroit.
In the past, Udall has never been ahle
YSIS to garner the hlue collar vote. Even in
Wisconsin, where he made his best show-
ing, he lost badly in the middle and
dia exposure helped lower middle class districts.
final margin of only IN MICHIGAN, however, it was this
e 700,000 cast. same group of voters that nearly won it
I in the upper class for Udall.
ke Oakland County, Macomb County, for example, went for

defeat
Udall be; a 49 to 35 per cent margin. This
is the same county that went for Wallace
in 1972. Macomb County residents were
opposed to busing and big government
in 1972, and were expected to go heavily
for Carter, allowing for some cross-over
to ultra-conservative Ronald Reagan.
But even in the most conservative cities
like Warren, which is comprised mainly
of factory workers, Udall was the over-
wltelning choice.
Udall himself attributed his success in
the blue collar districts to his extensive
campaigning in the state. He also said
that his professional sports background
(he is a former professional basketball
See MO, Page 6

Primary leaders,
underdogs tune up
for final contests

By AP and UPI
Back on the winning trail
with landslide victories in both
M i c h i g a n and Maryland,
President Ford girded himself
yesterday to battle Ronald Rea-
gan on even terms in the last
act of the 1976 Republican pri-
mary melodrama.
But Jimmy Carter, who look-
ed like a runaway winner two
weeks ago, got whipped in
Maryland and nicked in Michi-
gan and faces more battles
against yet another late-starting
challenger in the 12 remaining
primaries. ,
FOR THE Republicans, the
next two Tuesdays are only the
preliminaries.
The major prizes will be
awarded on June 8, in Califor-
nia, New Jersey and Ohio, with
California the biggest of them
all.
Ford told reporters at the
White House that "we have a
fighting chance" in California
and that he plans to make "a
big effort" there, including a
two - day campaign trip next
week. .
Speaking of Tuesday's results,

Ford said they had given him
the needed push to win the re-
maining 12 primaries and the
nomination at the GOP conven-
tion in Kansas City.
"T H E MOMENTUM has
started," he said. "We're
working to keep it going. We're
optimistic of a good victory in
Kansas City."
While the Republican presi-
dential rivals maneuver for po-
sition and momentum in the
three June 8 contests, Demo-
cratic leader Jimmy Carter is
in for a battle on all fronts,
against California Gov. Ed-
mund Brown, Sen. Frank
Chorch of Idaho, and Rep. Mor-
ris Udall of Arizona.
Carter insists that his com-
mand of the Democratic race
is unshaken and unshakeable,
and he remains the command-
ing leader in nationwide dele-
gate strength. But the Demo-
crats who want him stopped are
g-lining headway.
IN PORTLAND, Ore., Carter
acknowledged possible difficl-
ties in winning the May 25 pri-
See CANDIDATES, Page 10

Trunkin' along
Where does an 8,000 pound elephant sleep? Anywhere 6-year-old Kevin Gautier t e 11 s him to.
Kevin, the son of Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus' head elephant trainer, is shown here
with his friend, Targa. You can't really teach an elephant to fetch a stick or play dead, but on
the other hand most of the other circus children probably leave young Kevin alone.

GEO hits 'U' on affirmative action

By SUSAN ADES
Members of the Graduate Employe Organization
(GEO) negotiating team yesterday accused the Uni-
versity of treating affirmative action as a "stagnant
concept."
The charge was made to the University bargaining
team during a clarification of GEO demands as contract
talks continued in open session at the Michigan Union.
GEO MEMBERS, defining affirmative action as a
"positive step" toward eliminating discriminatory prac-
tices, assert that the University has delayed fulfillment
of its "Memorandum of Understanding," an appendage
to last year's union contract. In the memo, the Uni-
versity agreed to design and make a "good faith
effort" to implement an affirmative action program for
Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) by September
1975, saying the University has yet to set "goals and

timetables" to guide departments in hiring.
"It's 13 months since the contract has been signed,
eight months since the program was to be implemented
and the contract is almost over," GEO bargainer Marty
Halpern said. (The contract expires August 31.)
"To us it is an act of bad faith" on the part of the
administration, he added.
GEO IS NOW proposing the inclusion of affirmative
action guidelines-as opposed to just a memo-in the
new contract "to insure us some kind of protection,"
according to GEO negotiator Bob Thurston,
"We've got to have some sort of guarantee, given the
record of your past performance," he told the opposi-
tion.
Chief University bargainer John Forsyth, countering
GEO's claims, said, "I wouldn't go so far as to say
no goals and timetable have been set. We're going to
release the entire package at one time.

"THERE IS a program," he continued, "and we've
spent considerable time on it."
GED is still, however, concerned over the time that
has lapsed during which no affirmative action program
has been practiced. "At this point goals and time-
tables are almost impossible to implement even by
(this coming) September 1," GEO negotiator Aleda
Krause argued, "especially if you haven't come out
with them yet."
Forsyth later -told the Daily that in retrospect he
would not have set the date for last September. "At
the bargaining table (last April) we were not aware of
the various complications involved in implementing the
program."
BUT THE administration is under direct fire from
GEO for persistantly delaying policy decisions, excusing
See GEO, Page 10

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