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Friday, JU-ly 23, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

'U' GEO hasten negotiations,

By GEORGE LOBSENZ
With an August 31 contract expira-
tion date drawing near, University and
Graduate Employes Organization (GE
O) bargainers have taken steps to ac-
celerate the pace of negotiations and
forestall the lapse of the present con-
tract.
After thirty minutes of discussion and
caucusing this week, the two sides
agreed to hold an additional two-hour
session on Tuesday mornings to sup-
plement the Thursday meetings. The
decision came in view of the slow pro-
gress made to date and because many
of the most controversial-hence, time-
consuming - issues were nowhere near
being resolved.
IN ADDITION, GEO proposed that
the two teams make a mutual agree-

ment to extend the present contract on
a week-to-week basis "before the meet-
ings get too heated."
However, University chief bargainer
John Forsyth had little enthusiasm for
the idea.
"We believe it's a good idea to have
an expiration date because it puts pres-
s-re on both parties," said Forsyth.
F TER A QUICK caucus, Forsyth
r-tirnedl with a counter - proposal that
",stud of an automatic extension, we
decide, in view of what has occurred,
s-"Ien dad's before the contract expires,
Ietter or not to extend the contract."
In tern, GEO negotiators conferred
- fi n-' stalemated the discussion
'1en GEO bargainer Aleda Krause said,
"W a re not convinced seven days is a
A idea."

On other fronts, the negotiators made
scanty progress on the issues of job
security, health insurance benefits and
information, although the law-saving
clause was initialed after University
bargainers agreed to one last GEO stip-
ulation.
NEITHER SIDE yielded significantly
in the discussion of the job security ar-
ticle.
University bargainers made their po-
sition clear at the outset of the dia-
logie.
"We think the clause in the present
,r -"en- lhs worked very well," said
'5rsyth.
A G A I N, GEO listed its demands:
prior notification of charges of miscon-
duct against GSAs, the chance to rec-

tify such misconduct; written reasons
for discipline or dismissal and arbitra-
tion.
"You're asking us to compromise on
a principle we hold very deeply," said
University bargainer Paul Rasmussen,
"that we not arbitrate academic mat-
ters."
GEO negotiators vigorously disputed
the University position that discipline
and termination were academic matters.
Krause also expressed concern that
the present clause did not specify cases
of misconduct,
"I AM PARANOID that some of the
things raised in the non-discrimination
discussion will be used tinder this
clause," she said.
An impasse was also reached when the
two sides talked about health insurance
benefits.
GEO first challenged the University
See 'U', Page n
Brewhaha
Americans have long been prudish
when it comes to the consumption of
alcohol. But in Germany one who tries
to regulate the drinking habits of others
is asking for trouble. West Berlin Police
Chief Klaus Huebner thinks police should
not drink on duty. He even wants to ban
tl *traditional lunch time beer. The po-
licemen's advisory Personnel Council re-
fuses to go along. It says it is against
drunkeness as much as anyone but not a
beer or two. Huebner first tried to ram
the ban through without consulting the
Personnel Council, but the city Admini-
strative Court ruled the ban illegal with-
out the council's approval. The council
said all police officers should not be de-
prived of a refreshing beer because a
few took a few too many.
Dope note
Three Lewisburg, Tenn., policemen
have found a new way to capture peo-
ple growing marijuana. They had been
watching a tub of marijuana for several
days to see if they could catch its own-
er, but lacking the manpower to keep
it under constant surveillance, they pick-
ed up the plants-and stored them in the
jail. As a joke they decided to print a
picture of the marijuana in the Lewis-
burg Tribune with the caption: "Have
you lost a tub of marijuana? If you have
you may claim it at the Lewisburg Po-
lice Department." Sure enough Leroy
Chilton appeared Sunday night and ask-
ed for his plants. Chilton himself is now
housed in the jail - along with the
plants.
Happenings .
..the art fair continues today, all
day ... at Briarwood mall a Lincoln
exhibit will be on display from 9:30 a.m.
to 9:30 p.m. ... at 7 p.m. Tyagi, a cos-
mic transmitter will hold a session at
the Friends Meeting House, 1420 Hill ...
and at 8 p.m. "The Caretaker" will be
presented by Roadside Attractions in
Schorling Aud. in the School of Educa-
tion Bldg.
Weather or not
It will be mostly cloudy warm and
humid today with widely scattered thun-
dershowers. The temperature will be in
the mid to upper 80's. Chance of rain
is 30 per cent.

Arsenic and old lace?
Charles Lupton and Minnie Lofstock, aged 212 between them, were brought together for a luncheon date yesterday at
New York City's oldest restaurant. Why, you ask? Because L upton, 105 and Lofstock, 107, are the Big Apple's oldest resi-
dents. Good health, kids, and many, many more.
Congress hopefuls debate

Seven hopefuls vying for the Second
-ongressional District seat met at City
Hall last night to air their views on
the issues they face in the August 3
primary election.
The occasion was a "Candidates
Night" sponsored by the Ann Arbor
League of Women Voters. All five
Democratic candidates and both Re-
publican hopefuls were in attendance.
DEMOCRAT Edward Pierce, an Ann
Arbor physician long active in local poli-
tics, told the crowd of S0 that he be-
lieves there are too many lawyers in
Congress.
"No one segment of our society should
be making our laws," Pierce said.
"We assume that political life will be
the province of one or two back-
grounds," he complained, adding that
he thinks there should be "all kinds of
people" in Congress.
PIERCE went on to emphasize his
concept of "economic justice."
"Every person participating in our
society deserves to have decent food,
decent housing, and a first-class educa-
tion," he said,
Pierce called for a revamping of na-
tional priorities and the elimination of
excessive defense spending.

CANDIDATE Mary Robek, a Ypsi-
lanti Democrat, told the audience that
she is not running as a feminist, al-
though she believes that there should
be more women in Congress.
She urged increased citizen participa-
tion in community activities.
"THE AMERICAN public deserves a
Investigatol
estate fork
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. M - The
sprawling estate of a San Francisco
businessman was searched meticulous-
ly yesterday as investigators hunted for
evidence in the kidnaping of a busload
of Chowchilla school children.
Sheriff John McDonald of San Ma-
teo County said investigators were
looking for "guns, vans and masks" on
the 100 acres owned by Frederick
Woods.
WOODS ALSO OWNS the rock quarry
in Alameda County where 26 school chil-
dren and their bus driver were held

change that can only happen if people
like myself become involved," Robek
- said.
Former State Representative Marvin
Stempien stressed that he is the only
one of the Democratic candidates with
previous legislative experience.
He called for "an open, honest gov-
ernment," but added that he thinks
See CONGRESS, Page 8
rs scour S.F.
'idnap clues
captive for 18 hours in a buried moving
van. They escaped last Friday by dig-
- their way to freedom.
Almeda County Sheriff Tom Houch-
ins said officials wanted to question
Woods' son, 24-year-old Frederick Woods
and two of young Woods' friends, Rich-
ard Schoenfeld, 22, and his brother,
tames, 24. The three were not on the
estate., and the elder Woods said he
didn't know the whereabouts of his son.
"The three are subjects of the investi-
g tion. I would be interested in talking
See FRISCO, Page 6

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