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Wednesdvy, May 26, 1976


Page Three

Demonstrators cite
city police brutality

A group of 15 Ann Arbor citizens
pketed City Hall last night in protest
cf alleged police brutality. The protestors
claimed that Richard Szklany was beaten
btu a police and an animal control officer
earlier yesterday evening when they at-
tempted to arrest him in connection with
a iolation of the city's new leash law.
the officers actually tried to arrest
hit for ripping up the ticket and for dis-
idely conduct which, according to wit-
oes. entailed yelling at the officers.
WITNESSES said the police told Szk-
(,l ( also known as Sundown) that he
ka under arrest and he fled. The offi-
ers chased him and the policeman hit
im twice with his flashlight, opening a
itrge wound. He was taken immediately
toseph's for treatment.
to wife, Crystal Mayes said she be-
ed he was arrested because "he tore
u,, he ticket." She added, "Then they
toalhim in the head with flashlights
and they choked him."
The witnesses claimed brutality be-
calle they thought the action taken by
he police was unwarranted over a
tiial matter like a violation of the dog
tite Another reason they cited was the
fact that Sundown was a "street person"
and "mos pigs don't like street people,"
tone of the witnesses said.
Oie of the witnesses said they saw a
gui laying on the ground and said that
I thought he saw the police officer
it Sri I ,tt c i cc
Watch your step
Presidential Press Secretary Ron Nes-
sen turned his head away and moaned
"I can't watch" as President Ford gin-
gerly made his way down a steep gang-
patik following a visit on a San Diego
tua boat. Ford surprised him and made
the sharp incline safely
A rare treat
For a change of pace, why not tary
hycar-id Mark Frovarps recipe for
rlbbit meat. The Walla Walla, Wash-
iist first grader says all you have
to d is take one rabbit, "cut the hair
off, cut the legs off, cut the head off,
cut the tail off. You skin them and put
lrajpers around them. You cook in the
ste for tw'o minutes. And in the store
you can buy them," he says. Watch out,
. The commission for Women meets
tidI y at noon in the President's Con-
I erence Rm. of the Administration Build-
BIu ... The July Fourth Coalition will
meet tonight at 8:00 at 332 S. State to
Plan their July 4 demonstration in Phila-
delphia .. .
Weather or not
It'll be sunny and warm today with
ighs in the upper 60's. The winds will
light, and there is only a slight chance
percipitation. But don't put the old
electric blanket away yet, because lows
tight will be in the mid-30's Things
VQ warm wdp tomorrow, however, as
the mercury will reach the mid-70's.

draiw the gun, but the police department
said the alleged gun was a radio that
the animal control officer dropped.
A friend of Sundown's, Vince Fisher,
said, "We're gonna get a hundred peo-
pie to protest at the Police station."
POLICE CHIEF Walter Krasny re-
fused to comment on whether there was
indeed any police brutality but said,
"after we get all the facts I'll com-
ment." He also said there would be an
investigation of the charges.
Sundown was originally charged by
the police officer with littering, drunk
and disorderly conduct, and assault and
battery of a police officer but Lt. Duane
Weber, the commanding officer, said
he'll be charged "probably just with
drunk sid disorderly."
Sundinsiv said, "I das't drunk at all."
Wheni asked if the police told him what
tie was being arrested for before he
fled, lie said, "he didn't say nuttin'."
WEBER SAID it was usual police
procedure to inform a suspect of the
charges against him or her and refused
to comment when he was asked if going
against procedure was improper,
Asked if the officer had not followed
the department procedure Weber said,
"according to the officer this isn't true"
and added, "officers should conduct
themselves properly,"
The protesters plan to detmonstrate in
front of City Hall later today.

Daily Photo Iv STEVE KAGAN
TROUBLE STARTED last night for Richard Szklany when Ann Arbor police
ticketed him for not having his dog on a leash. After tearing up the ticket and
shouting at the officer, Ezklany was beaten by police and arrested for littering
and assault.

GEO sums up proposals

Members of the Graduate Employes
Organization (GEO) bargaining team
yesterday concluded thorough clarifica-
tion of their contract demands. This
paved the way for the long awaited an-
nouncement by University negotiators
that their counterproposal will probably
be ready by next Tuesday.
"It's earlier than we expected," GEO
president Dave Moran said after the
meeting. The GEO bargainers are an-
xious to see how far apart the two sides
are on the issues.
THE MAIN purpose of the session, held
at the Michigan Union, was to discuss a
GEt) demand that the University estab-
lish a committee to investigate the ex-
tent of the need for child care among all
its employs and then implement the
necessary policies and programs for sat-
isfying that need.
The child care measure, a part of the
affirmative action section of the con-
tract, was included because "it is very
important for providing equal access (to
jobs) for women and minorities," ac-
cording to GEO bargainer Rudy Rosales.
The proposal was met with little con-
tention from across the table.
HOWEVER, the meeting did com-
mence in stormy argument as University
representatives strongly protested GEO's
presentation of two new demands not
previously included in the comprehen-
sive contract proposal.
The University team viewed the move
as an act of "bad faith," charging GEO
with undermining attempts to come to
a speedy settlement.
"It's very frustrating," said chief Uni-
versity bargainer John Forsyth following
the meeting. "It's just another example

of their total lack of desire to came to
an agreement in a timely fashion."
BUT GEO member Aleda Krause ex-
plained that the negotiations should be
a "give and take process" and the only
time additions to the demands should be
prohibited is when the contract is finally
signed by both sides.
The two new demands include a "law
savings clause" where if any part of the
contract becomes illegal before the con-
tract's expiration date, the University
must agree to go to the bargaining table
immediately to renegotiate the issue.

The second clause states that graduate
s t u d e n t teaching assisants (GSIAs)
should be notified of their teaching ap-
pointments at least one month prior to
the beginnii 'of both spring and summer
terms. P'resently, notification deadlines
exist only for fall and winter appoint-
Also at yesterday's meeting, several
changes in e.-isting contract articles were
The next session is scheduled for next
Thursday morning at 10:15. All meetings
are open to the public.

Ohio's Hays confesses
to affair with secretary

WASHINGTON P) - In an emotional
confession, Rep. Wayne lays yesterday
admitted having a "personal relation-
ship" with a woman who claimed she
was paid a $14,000-a-year congressional
salary to serve as his mistress.
But the 65-year-old Ohio Democrat de-
nied the woman, Elizabeth Ray, who
says she is 27, had been hired for sexual
"IT WAS voluntary on her part and
mine," Hays said. "I was legally sepa-
rated and single."
Hays told his colleagues in a floor
speech that he was making the admis-
sion in an attempt to repair the damage
to his six-week-old marriage that was
caused by Ray's assertions.
"Only time will tell if Miss Ray has
been successful in destroying my ca-
reer," Hays said. "I pray to God she
has not destroyed my marriage,"

HAYS RECEIVED an ovation from Iis
colleagues when he concluded. About 25
colleagues came tip to him afterwards
and shook his hand. Rep. Patricia Sch-
roeder (D-Colo.) kissed him.
Ray, who was unavailable for comment
yesterday, had said she would not type
or answer the phone, and that her onlly
responsibility was to be I- ys' mistres:,
Ilays called on the Hoise Ethics Com-
mittee to investigate the tvoman's alle-
gations, saying Ray's "life must be laid
bare, not only to clear my name, baut
more importantly to protect the integ-
rity of the United Staes House o Repre-
BUT IN HIS House speech, Hays said,
"I now realize I committed a grievmas
error in not presenting all the facts."
However, he said, "I stand by my
previous denial of Miss Ray's allegation
that she was hired to be my mistress. I
See HAYS, Page 7

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