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1h. Michigan Daily
Edited oand managed by Studerts at the
University of Michigan
Thursday, July 29, 1976
News Phone: 764-0552
A Martian mystery
NOW T HAT THE scientists in Pasadena have repaired
the .-coop of the Viking spacecraft resting on Mars,
we soon face the answer to a question which has posed
Intriguing tsibilities for countless years: Does life
exist on fl e I.ed Planet?
We have all at one time or another fantasized about
the exi. ence of strange looking creatures on that planet,
but we need not be sedated by the type of life the scien-
tists are hoping to uncover: simple celled organisms in-
distinguishable to the naked eye, but a fascinating,
amehi- sensation under the lens of a microscope.
If. in fact, the space scientists do recognize this basic
life organism in the clunps of rubble and soil Viking
will mechanically scoop from Mars' surface, it might
just pave the way for further human endeavors to a
spherical marvel we only just visited last week.
Who knows what the future will hold in the next
few decades if we find the Martian atmosphere hos-
pitable to life? The universe may indeed become a much
smaller place.
But first we need to wait for the scientists' find.
Let's pay attention to their intergalactic mission; a quest
which may hold the key to more extensive forays up
among the stars.

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Mailbox: On decertification

To The Daily:
I am writing because I'm
concerned about the outcome of
the upcoming decertification
election. I feel our local from
its inception to the present
time has done little to improve
our working lives. We pay two
hours per month dues and about
all we've gotten for it is the
right to leave our jobs for a
couple of hours to vote.
Well, our union is new and
the first of its kind in Michi-
gan. It could be the last. I
helped to organize for the un-
ion because I felt we needed a
union. I believe we still need
a union.
WE DO HAVE a voice at the
University but we haven't real-

ly learned to use it yet. We do
have a union local with a strong
set of bylaws, but we don't yet
know how we can benefit by it.
We do have a year old con-
tract (such as it is), but we
don't know how to enforce it.
But what if we decertify,
what then? There would be
no local or strong bylaws or
contract (such as it is). Those
beginning steps toward control
of our working lives would
cease. Those of us in comfort-
able jobs with humane super-
visors wouldn't really notice the
difference. Those of us in dif-
ficult jobs with less humane
supervisors however, would feel
the difference.
WE WILL never have another

chance to gain control over our
working lives. The University
says that by law we could start
another drive one year from the
time of decertification, that is,
if we aren't happy. We can still
have a union, that is, if te
really want one.
But why would we want one?
After all, the University would
take care of us wouldn't they?
Wouldn't they? Haven't they al-
ways? Well, at least they've
been good to some of us haven't
they? We don't really need the
union do we?
Think about it now, before we
vote, because we won't have
another chance and we all
know it. Jane Gould,
UAW 1002 member

BILL STEIG
RICH LERNER
END GOLDMAN
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MARE WHITNEY

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