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Tuesday, May 11,r 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Udall faces Carter
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By PHILLIP BOKOVOY
Presidential contender Morris Udall brought his campaign
to town on Saturday as part of a 12-day blitz on Michigan,
gearing for next Tuesday's showdown state primary. Udall
is throwing every available resource into a last-ditch effort
to stop Jimmy Carter and revive his floundering campaign.
Udall was introduced to a crowd of about 1000 at Farmer's
Market by Mayor Albert Wheeler who said, "he's the only
liberal candidate going." This was the first time Wheeler
had made a formal endorsement of Udall.
Udall, addressing the crowd in a 15 minute speech,
continually attacked Carter for being "fuzzy on the issues."
He also appealed to Democrats who have supported Sen.
Philip Hart, saying, "Phil Hart has worked ten years to
break up the oil companies but you can't find out how
Carter stands."
Udall, plagued by a lack of campaign funds, blamed his n
financial woes on President Ford's refusal to sign the bill
recreating the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The
FEC was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and
has been prohibited from disbursing matching campaign
funds.
"What he's (Ford) doing is shabby and hypocritical,"
said the lanky Arizona Democrat, claiming he has about a
third of a million dollars coming to him.
See MO, Page 7

Ann Arbor Mayor Albert Wheeler had Democratic candidate Mo Udall in stitches Saturday in an
appearance at Farmers' Market where Wheeler formally endorsed Udall for the presidential post.

Union files race bias
suit against 'U' Hospital

By LANI JORDAN
A racial discrimination suit has been
filed with the Equal Employment Oppor-
tunity Commission against the University
Hospital, on behalf of psychiatric care
workers at the hospital's Neuropsychi-
atric Institute.
For love or money
Who ever said that love con-
quers all? The outcome of this
week's Michigan Lottery Super
Play drawing will determine whe-
ther or not one contestant will get
married. Noble Trontl, a 34 year-
old Ferndale man, says he will get
married only if he wins the top
$200,000 prize in the drawing. Oth-
edwise, he says he'll remain sin-
gle.
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Keep on the grass
Grass is the newest obstacle
that mailmen in Belleville, Illinois
must contend with under a new
U. S. Postal Service experiment
in that city aimed at speeding up
mail delivery. Carriers will be re-
quired to take the shortest route
possible in going from house to
house-cutting across front lawns
-unless customers file an objec-
tion with the post office. Results
of the experiment will be studied
to determine how much time can
be saved. If successful, the plan
could be implemented nationwide.
Weather or not
Look for tomorrow to be sunny
and cooler with-highs in the upper
60's. Clouds will start to move in
by late lfternoon and a cold wave
will move in. Lows will be in the
middle 30's.

The suit, filed by Local 1583 of the
Association of State, County, and Muni-
cipal Employes (AFSCME) charges that
dismissals have occurred, equal over-
time privileges and pay denied, and pro-
motion opportunities distributed unfairly
due to race. The suit also alleges that
separate monitoring of the attendance
records of black employes has been done.
THE AFSCME represents some 2,500
University employes.
On April 29, two psychiatric care work-
ers, Robert Foster and Donald Lynn-
both black-received hand-written notices
asking that they attend separate meet
ings with their supervisors the following
day. At these meetings each was faced
with charges which were, according to
Foster, an employe of two-and-a-half
years, "very vague, none are of anything
factual.
"It's all based on circumstances," he
added.
THE CHARGES against the two men
ranged from "undermining the work of
the clinic with the patients" to "subvert-
ing the treatment program with de-
mands."
According to Foster, neither was allow-
ed union representation at the meetings,
in violation of state law.
"I had no opportunity to deal with the
charges," he said.
LYNN WAS asked to resign but instead
received a three day disciplinary sus-
See 'U', Page 14

AP Photo
In the pits
JANET GUTHRIE is shown waiting in the pits of the Indianapolis Motor Speed-
way in preparation for several practice laps. Yesterday she became the first
woman to drive in practice for the Memorial Day Sf0-mile race.

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Tenant Union gains victory
By MICHAEL YELLIN Miller is convinced last night's break, conditions, the tenants established a long
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union (U) through will, "strengthen the Reliable history of maintenance problems unat-
ored its first victory last night in a strike and make the TU more confident tended to as stipulated by the lease and
ur month-old rent strike against Re- of its position at the bargaining table." the Michigan Tenant's Rights Law. The
able Realty Management Company. Talks between the two groups broke off case established that damage resulting
last month as Epstein refused to nego- from failure of upkeep is the landlord's
A jury of four women and two men tiate, according to Miller. responsibility.

ruled against a suit filed by Reliable
owner Edith Epstein seeking payment
of $2,240 held back by seven tenants
formerly residing at 1224 Prospect. The
jury also set a precedent by ruling in
favor of a counter-claim filed by the
tenants, rewarding them $1900 beyond
the rent withheld, which they will now
keep.
TENANTS UNION spokesman Robert

Epstein's lawyer, William Raymer, and
TU counsel Jonathan Rose, agreed to re-
sume negotiations and devise a settle-
ment to the strike which involves 19 of
the 36 Reliable rental units.
Introducing decomposed fecal matter
from sewage backflow and telling tales
of mental and physical anguish suffered
by living in "depressing and decrepit"

IN UNREBUTTED testimony, the de-
fendants claimed that a clogged sewer
flowed freely into the defendants' base-
ment and was not properly fixed for
several months, causing a health hazard,
"not to mention embarrassment." Re-
liable also neglected to repair the up-
See TENANTS, Page 7

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