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Friday, July 16 1976


Page Three

find ways

to beat the heat
With the humidity matching the 90-plus degree tempera-
tu-es these past few days, you either have to come with
your own special way of dealing with it, or suffer unbear-
F-or some, of course the hot weather is a time to relax
and enjoy, to soak up the sun at the beach or country
clih, and sip lemonade under a shady tree.
UNFORTUNATELY, this is a rare circumstance, and
for most the work must go on.
Ellis Adger, a University bits driver for three years, is
one of these. "It gets pretty hot in here at times," he
sighed, lounging back in his seat, On days like today, the
fans just blow hot air."
And with this humidity you stick to the chair." Ie
laughingly demonstrated.
On days like yesterday, with no air-conditioning avail-
-tle, the faster Adger can push his bus the better for all
concerned. "The best place is Fuller Road," he said, "you
can get up to 30 (mph) there, and get a nice breeze blow-
WhILE ADGER tplanned to go home after work and
turn up the air-conditioning sky-high," there are others
who thrive in the summer heat.
Terry Oppermann, selling flowers on State St., said the
sun is "cosmic" for him. "I like the heat because it's as
close as people can get to running around naked," he said.
"I love it," said Jan Lampe, heading down State St. in
shorts and a halter top. "I think it's sensational. It makes
See SUMMER, Page 6

Don Powell and his friend Eros cool off in the fountain outside the Michigan Union. As yester-
day's temperatures soared into the 90s, many people found imaginative ways to beat the stifling

'U'-GEO wage hike dispute rages

Iie University and the Graduate Em-
iiies' Organization (GEO) made it
tstal clear yesterday that they are
headed for deadlock on the issue of a
pay raise for graduate student assistants
After a two-hour bargaining session
which included discussion of several
technical issues besides the wage dis-
pute, chief University negotiator John
F1rsyth said, "Our offer to them is the
same as our offer to the faculty. The
figure won't change." The University
pOisition would stay the same, Forsyth
declared, even in the face of an immi-
ueist strike.
THE UNIVERSITY has offered a five
ier cent pay increase for 1976-1977. Con-
t, sversy has arisen, however, because
the five per cent pay increase is accom-
panied by a 9.7 per cent tuition increase.
GEO claims that the tuition increase
offsets the pay increase to the extent
that the new wage proposal would
amount to less than a 2 per cent hike.
However, the University maintains
that tuition has nothing to do with gradu-
ate students as emptoyes. Saying they
view the tuition increase as part of
GSAs' student status, Forsyth said in an
mterview, "if tuition goes up 9.7 per

cent, it goes up for everybody-graduate
students as well as undergraduates. Why
should GSAs be exempt? . . . they're not
paying tuition to teach, they're paying
tuition to learn."
FORSYTH ALSO said the University
could allocate 1.8 per cent of the pay
increase toward tuition grants, thereby
maintaining present tuition levels. How-
ever, if this was done, Forsyth said the
pay increase would only amount to 3.2
per cent.
GEO called the proposal "ludicrously
low," while citing figures showing that
Michigan GSAs received the worst pay
of any area colleges.
According to one GEO bargainer, the
proposed pay boost of 3.2 per cent (with
tuition grants) "doesn't even cover the
effect of inflation. Look at the history
of the salaries we've received-these are
substantial erosions."
THE SESSION started out on a prom-
ising note as the two sides agreed on
initial employment and re-employment,
an article which stipulated notification
dates for GSAs newly hired or re-hired.
This brought to eight the number of
articles tentatively agreed upon by the
two sides. Following this achievement,
however, the negotiations quickly re-

turned to an adversary state.
The first part of the meeting was de-
voted to a largely fruitless discussion of
pay periods and employment fractions.
GEO bargainers objected to the cur-
rent 17-week pay period and proportional
fraction-computation system.
TO REPLACE the 17-week period,
(EO suggested a 15-week period that
would guarantee Graduate Student As-
sitants (GSAs) uninterrupted vacations.
An employment fraction refers to the
number of hours a GSA works in rela-
tion to the full-time employment stand-
ard. Hence, whatever fraction of the full-
time employment standard a GSA works,
he will receive an employment fraction
BUT GED president Doug Moran re-
futed Forsyth, saying the proposal would
only guarantee GSAs official University
vacations as well as preventing the dilu-
tion of GSA salaries because of the in-
clusion of vacation weeks.
"Right now," remarked Moran after
the session, "we're paying the Univer-
sity for our vacations. If a GSA has to
work during a University holiday he
should get a larger fraction. He should
be paid for the extra work instead of
having it taken out of his previous pay-

which will allocate an equivalent frac-
tion of the salary designated for the full-
time employment standard.
Commenting on the pay period de-
mand, Forsyth said, "What they're pro-
posing could change the standard a max-
imum of 250 hours. Basically what they
want is more money ror less hours, They
want tin economic increase."
While flipping through your Daily to-
day, check out the Editorial page and.
our newest feature - a comic strip.
The strip, unnamed for now, is the brain-
child of Pete Schneeberger and John
Guillean and will appear every Friday
for the rest of the summer. According
to Pete, they began the strip while
working on separate cartoons. John had
trouble drawing and Pete ran dry of
ideas - so they decided to combine
their artistic and conceptual skills. We
hope you'll enjoy it.
... are stim. Today through Saturday
20 antique book dealers will be particip-
ating in Ann Arbor's first Antiquarian
Book Fair held in the Michigan League
Tonight at 7:00 Tyagi Ji, a cosmic
transmitter, will hold a session at the
Friends meetitig house, 1420 illt Ad-
misst is free.
Weather or not
Well, it's finally going to cooi down
Today's high should only(?) be in the
mid-80's. There is a 30 per cent chance
of rain, and that would certainly be
welcome. The low tonight will be in the
low 60's, but the humidity will still make
comfortable sleep nothing more than a

Hoffa killer may be known

iT"fROIT (UPI) - The Detroit News
q..,ed federal sources yesterday as say-
Sinvestigators now believe they know
ws killed former Teamsters Union Pres-
dent James Hoffa.
"Ve believe we now know all the
5'ificant details of the case and who
killed Hoffa," the source quoted by the
ti said. "We've got just a couple of
Problem areas There will be indictments.
l;e evidence is growing each day."
HOWEVER, another source quoted by
the News said that while the FBI has
made "major progress in the case," no
immediate indictments were expected.
Speculation that the FBI was about to
make a major break in the nearly year-

old case was refueled Wednesday when
the 23-year-old son of reputed Detroit
Mafia kingpin Anthony "Tony Jack"
Giacalone testified under immunity from
prosecution before a federal grand jury
probing the Hoffa disappearance.
Joseph "Joey" Giacalone spent nearly
90 minutes answering grand jury ques-
tions Wednesday after U.S. District
Judge John Feikens signed a grant of
immunity at the request of the U.S.
Organized Crime Strike Force.
NEITHER Giacalone nor his attorney,
N.C. Deday LaRene, would comment on
what questions were asked by the grand
jury. However, LaRene said he did not

expect that Giacalone would be called
before the grand jury again.
The News said the FBI believes that
Hoffa was abducted in Giacalone's car
July 30, 1975, the day Hoffa vanished
from the parking lot of a suburban
Detroit restaurant.
Giacalone, who had loaned the car
that day to Charles "Chuckie" O'Brien,
appeared before the federal grand jury
last fall but refused to answer questions..
FBI agents siezed Giacalone's car last
August and found a 12-gauge shotgun and
ammunition inside. O'Brien said he used
the car to deliver a 14-pound salmon to
the wife of a Teamster official who lived
about six miles from the restaurant.

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