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Wednesday, August 13, 1976


rage Three

Wednesday, August 18, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY roge Three

GEG, 'U' concur
on fees provision
In a quiet session, Graduate Employes Orgonization (;F())
and University bargainers tenatively agreed yesterday to a con-
tract provision on union dues and representation-service fees be-
fore talking over controversial non-discrnmination and class size
One of the few remaining issues open to productive negotis-
tion in recent weeks, the agreement capped long hours of dis-
cussion on the issue. A new University proposal handed out yes-
terday appeared to have satisfied lingering G( concerns, al-
though the University agreed not to close the door on future dis-
cussions should GEC have any further questions.
A FOLLOWING exchange on non-discrimination met consider
ably less success. Again, previously voiced concerns were echoed
with neither side offering much accommodation,
GEO negotiators called upon the University to list viriables
in the non-discrimination clause that would be recognized as dis-
criminatory should they arise as motivating factors in any deci-
sion concerning Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs.
Negotiator Bazel Allen said GEO ivanted more prutectin
against discriminatory practices. "If each individual of a depart.
ment or unit could determine what or what is not a relevant fac-
tor - that leaves too much leeway. We want sonething that is
more specific," he said.
University chief bargainer John Forsyth refused the GEO
demand saying, "The reason we wrote the langnage the way we
wrote it is because we feel the institution should have the final
say in these matters."
Forsyth maintained that it was the University's prerogative
to determine the relevant factors in any given situation.
GEO COUNTERED by asking if the University would consider
allowing an arbitrator to decide what constituted a relevant factor.
Forsyth refused saying, "We're not inclined to have a third
party tell us what or what is not appropriate."
Forsyth was echoed by University bargainer ahn Knott who
said a third-party arbitrator would not always fully understand
a situation.
"We're saying we're in a better position to judge," said Knott,
"and we feel the University has a conscience."
"We've been disappointed with the University's conscience,"
GEO bargainer Bob Thurston responded.
In the discussion on class size, the two teams avoided areas
of large disagreement, focusing instead on a less major GEO
See GEO, Page 10

Clouds of smoke could be seen for miles around Ypsilanti yesterday afternoon when bun-
dles of plastic waste caught fire behind the Thermofil plastic recycling plant. The fire blaz-
ed out of control for over an hour until local firefighters contained it with foam. The
cause of the blase is unknown.

Vietnam befriends US.

COLOMBO SRI LANKA (u)-Vietnam ance at an international gathering since
offered a hand of friendship to the United the end of the Indochina war last year.
States yesterday at the summit confer- The North Korean premier earlier
ence of nonaligned nations after North urged the 85-nation conference to de-
Korea and Panama assailed the Ameri- mand the withdrawal of U.S. troops and
can presence in their two corners of the nuclear weapons from South Korea.
Vietnam Premier Pham Van Dong said "UNLESS THIS danger of war is re-
his nation wants to develop economic moved in advance, new war, including
ties with capitalist countries and normal nuclear war, may break out again in
diplomatic relations with the United Korea, which would be expanded to a
States. war of Asian and worldwide scale," Pak
DONG'S SPEECH was one of the most Pak asserted that the United States
moderate and conciliatory toward the has 400,000 troops in South Korea--ten
West in general and the United States in times more than Washington says are
particular on a day in which North Ko- there-and 1,000 nuclear weapons. The
rean Premier Pak Sung Chul and Pan- U.S. government has never given any
amanian leader Omar Torrijos turned information on its nuclear weapons in
the fifth nonaligned summit meeting into Korea.
an anti-American forum. At the United Nations in New York,
It also marked Vietnam's first appear- meanwhile, a group of 21 Communist
School board to review
desegregation guidelines
The Ann Arbor Board of Education will meet tonghit to review various desegre-
gation plans for several public elementary schools which may soon fall short of
state integration standards.
According to Robert Moseley, assistant superintendent of the school district,
"The state is considering guidelines to decide which schools are (racially) im-
UNDER THE proposed guidelines, now being scrutinized by the State Board
of Education, a school would be considered "impacted" if it contained more than
50 per cent minority students, and measures would have to be taken to redistribute
the students proportionately throughout the district.
"Unfortunately,' remarks a Board desegregation discussion document," pre-
dominantly or. all white schools are not considered impacted. This erroneous and
biased notion should be dispelled."
See SCHOOL, Page 7

and developing countries began what has
become an annual attempt to have the
General Assembly demand the with-
drawal of foreign troops from South
GEN. TORRIJOS sought the confer-
ence's endorsement of his demands to
end U.S. control over the Panama Canal
"The greatest reason for unhappiness
in our country is the presence of a
colonial enclave located in the heart of
our homeland with the pretext of operat-
ing the Panama Canal," he declared.
In contrast, the Vietnamese premier's
half-hour speech dealt primarly with
economic affairs, and he served notice
that Vietnam would adopt an independ-
ent policy toward both the East and the
"ON THE internationalplane, it is
necessary to establish, maintain, and
diversify our relations with all countries,
primarily intensifying those among de-
veloping countries," he said, signaling
the world that Vietnam did not want to
remain isolated in the Communist camp.
At the beginning of his speech, Dong
said, "the big capitalist countries have
shifted on our backs the disastrous con-
sequences of the economic crisis, the
inflation, and the energy crisis inherent
to their nature.'
"Old colonialism with its brutal meth-
ods has been replaced by neocolonialism
whic his more subtle, less conspicuous,
bit more enterprising, more destructive
of our material and spiritual riches, and
therefore more dangerous and more dif-
ficult to expose, to combat and to de-

Daily vacation
Flash! Sources close to the Michi-
gan Daily yesterday told this reporter
that this will be the last issue of the
Daily this summer. Daily Co-Editor Ken
'Libel' Parsigian refused to confirm or
deny thesreports, but did say that he
felt his staff needed a rest. "It's not
easy to make up, I mean write up all
that news," he said. "And besides," he
added, "we'll be back on September 9"
anyway, but don't let that out. That
was off the record. If you print that
you'll be sorry!" he screamed.
Happenings . ..
. Since this is our final publication
of the summer, we will list all of the
remaining happenings that we know of
today ... tomorrow, Echankar, will pre-
sent a talk entitled "Death and Dying
- The Great Illusion" at 7:30 at the
A2 Public Library .. Sunday at 7:30,
the Partisan Dissent Committee and
Spartacus, will sponsor the lecture,
"Maril Munoz is safe! Free all victim.
of right wing repression" at the Trini-
ty Church, 13100 Woodward, Hlighlanct
Park ... The 2nd annual Farmworkers
Festival of Unity will be held August
20-22, in Clark Park (between 1-75 and
Vernor) ... And last, from Rackham,
don't forget to apply for faculty re-
search grant and faculty research fel-
lowships ... That's all folks, see you
Weather or not
It will be bright and sunny today
with a high of 86. Tonight's low will
be in the mid-60's.

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