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GEO,'U' make slim gains

lContinued from r'e 3a
After the meeting, Forsyth further
clarified his position on the information
issue.
"THEY CAN have a partial list sooner
or a more complete list tater, but we're
only going to go throagh the process
once," maintrined F orsyth. "We're ask-
ing them to make some choices here."
A related issue concerning agency shop
also caused friction between the bar-
gaining teams. In question was the
method of enfor ement to be implement-
ed to ensure payment of union dues by
GEO members and representation-service
fees by nomnmembers.
Agency shop legally permits a union
to collect representation-service fees
from nonmembers who benefit from
nion actions.
A GEO proposal called for delinquent
union members or nonmembers (those
having unpaid dues) to be subject to
termination at several points throughout
any given term if dues remained unpaid
after notification.
Moran said the union's proposal
stemmed p rtially from the University's
present system of disseminating GSA
lists to GO. According to Moran, the
Univer)ity's p'licv of releasing one com-
prthenaive list I .fw:y throtgh the term
allowed some )As t avoid paying union
dues or reoresntation-service fees.
"What happens wthen we discover
peoplC who weren't mn the University
list, vh: haven't paid their dues?" asked
Moran. "If we have already terminated
some people at that point and we are
limited to that one time, we can't ter-
minte these (delinqient) people. Some
pe sle can get away without paying."
FORSYTH, however, said he felt the
University had compromised enough on
this issue.
"We came a long way to say we'd do it
(terminate) once in the middle of a
term," stated Forsyth. "This is some-
thing we should be able to agree on by
now."
He added, "They want to string this
thing out over the term. If they're so
worried about not interrupting the edu-
cational process, the termination of a
GSA in the middle of the term is sure
going to interrupt things."
Forsyth termed the GEO proposal

"totally untenable."
GEO ALSO presented a proposal to
amend the present contract's clause on
GSA job security.
The proposal concentrates on the pro-
cedure for discipline and dismissal of
employes. Some of the reforms asked for
include:
-prior notification of a GSA by the
department supervisor of unsatisfactory
performance, provided the notification
takes place 20 days after reasonable
knowledge of the facts leading to the
problem;
-GSA shall be given one week after
notification to rectify the situation;
-prior to dismissal, a department re-
view board should examine facts and
circumstances of dismissal.
-Any dismissal or discipline should
be subject to the Complaint and Arbitra-
tion Procedure.
UNIVERSITY negotiators said they
would look over the new proposal and
report back on it in the future.
Finally, a law-saving clause, stipulating
proposed action should any provision of
the new contract be found invalid, pro-
voked an hour-long discussion between
the two bargaining teams over the lan-
guage of the clause.
Forsyth expressed some exasperation
over the failure of the two sides to
ratify the relatively minor clause.
"This seems to be something we could
agree on in two minutes," observed
Forsyth, "it's a hell of a thing to spend
an hour on."
He added, "If this is how long it's
going to take us on these nonessential
things - less controversi.l things -
how long is it going to take to resolve the
issues we're light years apart on?"
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Arts & Entertainment THE MICHIGAN DAILY
American Trio concert:' joy'

By TOM GODELL
THESE DAYS, if you're lucky, you get what you pay
for and not a penny more. Ur.ess you went to
Wednesday night's concert of the American Trio,
which was absolutely free. I have often paid consider-
able sums to enter the concert hall, but only on rare
occasions have I been as thoroughly entertained.
The trio consists of violinist Charles Avsharian,
cellist Jerome Jelinek, and pianist oJseph Gurt. Each
is a very fine performer on his instrument, and Avsha-
rian particularly is my kind of violinist. Even when
he bows the strings with great force, he never pro-
duces the slightest bit of unwanted noise. His warm
and full-bodied tone reveals a talent of the very highest
order. Jelinek's golden tone and expressive playing
demonstrate that he is no less gifted, and Gurt uses
a good deal of pedal to produce a colorful and im-
passioned sound.
Three individuals, yes, but they play as if controlled
by one mind. Each tries to complement, not outdo, the
others. The resulting interpretations. are relaxed, even
subdued, always exciting. This results in the kind of
intimacy that chamber music is all about.

THE OPENING work was Beethoven's Trio in E-
flat major, Op. 1, No. 1. Today the accomplishments
of Beethoven may be taken for granted, especially
the early works. We find these pieces simplistic and
immature, imitations of the masters of their time,
Mozart and Haydn.
Such opinion is totally misguided. This magificent
Op. 1 (without question the greatest work by a com-
poser) can stand on a par with any music written for
a similar combination of instruments by the great
composers of the Classic period. True, it is steeped in
the convention of its time, but it is no mere mock-up,
The American Trio's performance was totally sym-
pathetic to the composer's intentions. The first move-
ment was given a relaxed reading, spiced with a touch
of Beethovenian fire. The lovely adagio flowed smooth-
ly, while the scherzo was bright and brisk. In the
finale, the members of the trio really let themselves
go, playing rapidly and with great spirit.
ROSS LEE FINNEY'S Trio No. 2 brought the first
half of the concert to its conclusion. As a teacher of
composition here at the University's School of Music,

Finney is unparalleled, having instructed some of the
greatest composers of our time, including Mario
Davidovsky and George Crumb. In addition, Finney is
a talented composer in his own right, as this trio
showed.
The music is at once colorful and expressive, mod-
ern and dissonant. Most importantly, this work dem-
onstrates the composer's flair for the dramatic. If the
music is successful, it is because of this, and his ability
to create and maintain a highly-charged atmosphere.
Nowhere was this more evident than in the adagio-
night music of an especially haunting nature. Of course,
none of this was lost on the performers who gave this
trio a sympathetic reading also.
Fortunately, the performers saved the least for the
last. Mendelssohn's d minor trio arouses no strong
emotions and requires no deep thought. In fact, after
the Finney, it sounded dull and lifeless. The typically
lush romantic sound, the continuous flow of consonant
notes, and the lack of any real conflict was at times
downright boring. Obviously the members of the trio
felt differently about the piece, and they gave it a
typically warm and lively performance, to conclude
a concert that would have been a real joy at any price.

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