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Vol. XCIV- No. 18
Coovright 1983. The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, September 28, 1983
first since 1976
By GLEN YOUNG
Negotiators for the University and
its, graduate teaching assistants' union
reached tentative agreement on a con-
tract Monday night, the first since 1976.
Though copies of the agreement
were unavailable, bargainers for the
union say they are pleased with the ac-
"OUR MAIN concern was the right
for the union members to get a net gain,
and not lose salary increases to tuition
increases," said Jane Holzka, a mem-
ber of the Graduate Employees
Organization (GEO) bargaining team.
Under terms of the plan, teaching
assistants will receive a 5.1 percent pay
hike and a reduction in tuition by about
7 percent Holska said. The contract
would take effect in September, 1984.
Teaching assistants received a pay
increase of slightly over 5 percent this
year in accordance with a memoran-
dum of understanding the union signed
with the University in August.
ACCORDING to Holska, teaching
assistants will pay 60 percent of in-state
tuition, while they now pay two-thirds
of in-state tuition. "It's about 7 percent
less than we pay now," she said.
Holska admitted, however, that the
union is getting very little out of the
agreement this year. She said some
union members might be concerned
aboutthis, but predicted the contract
will be passed by the union member-
Union members will vote -on the ten-
tative agreement at
meeting Oct. 5.
GEO MEMBERS soundly defeated a
tentative contract with the University
last October, and the negotiations
which culminated in the present
agreement have been on and off since
But Holzka predicts this one will be
passed. She said one of the main causes
for concern last time was that the
University wanted a three-year pact,
while GEO wanted a shorter one.
The proposed agreement would run
through March. 1985.
ANOTHER cause of concern to the
union over last year's proposal was that
teaching assistants were guaranteed no
net gain between salaries and tuition.
The present accord gives the unioin
members that net gain.
Two issues which the unon has
pushed for in the past - affirmative ac-
tion and a limit on class size - were not
Holzka said the University "was
unwilling to make affirmative action a
In reference to class size, Holzka said
that is a relevant contract clause, but it
puts the responsibility on individual
Holska said the bargaining team
believes this is a good contract and will
urge the membership to ratify it.
Colleen Dolan-Greene, chief
negotiator for the University could not
be reached for comment.
Doily roto by TOD WOOLF-
Two of Ann Arbor's bravest: Firemen Scott Rayburn and Ed Trusedale
(right) extinguish the flames of a burning Volkswagen on the corner of East
Madison and State streets. The owner, who was informed of his car's grave
condition by another motorist, asked not to be identified.
'U' favors benching freshpersons
By RON POLLACK
Michigan's Board-in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics voted unanimously yesterday to support a
University of Illinois proposal to bar freshpersons
from participating in intercollegiate competition.
In order for the resolution to be put on the agenda of
an Oct. 5 Big Ten meeting in Chicago, it must have
the support of six conference schools.
"I THINK ALL the Big Ten schools will support it,"
said Don Canham, Michigan's athletic director. "and
there's no question we'll get six."
If the proposal passes at the conference meeting, it
will be brought before the National Collegiate
Athletic Association -convention.in January.
Under the Illinois proposal, all freshperson athletes
would be prohibited from participating in inter-
collegiate competition, although they would be
allowed to practice with their respective teams.
STUDENT-ATHLETES would be eligible for five
years of financial aid under the proposed resolution
and retain eligibility for four years of competition af-
ter their first year of school.
Canham said that passage of the proposal would
eliminate "ludicrous" inconsistencies in the lives of
"At some schools a kid plays three games before
school starts," he said. "He doesn't know where the
library is, but he's playing in front of 100,000 people.
That's ludicrous. Football can't be that important.
That's tough for a 17-year-old kid to hack."
Athletes at between 50 and 100 schols nationwide
experience this kind of disorientation Canham said.
including Northwestern, Michigan State, and Ohio
Although the proposal passed unanimously, some
See BOARD, page 9
From AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese
army exchanged fire with Moslem
snipers yesterday in Beirut and an
Italian member of the international
force was wounded despite a two-day
old civil war cease-fire. The army said
rival militias were exploiting the truce
Police said nine guerrillas were killed
and 20 others were wounded in the
Badawi refugee camp near Tripoli, 42
miles north of Beirut. Beirut radio said
as many as 20 guerrillas were killed
and 30 others were wounded in the bat-
A SPOKESMAN for the Italian con-
See SHOOTING, Page 3
Block that kick Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON.
Four-year-old Doug Kingsbury takes advantage of the empty Wolverine
practice field, Tartan Turf, to polish up on his own sport - rugby.
Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Local Aussies splash their enthusiasn for Australia II's victory in the America's Cup Race on the rock at Hill and
F YOU'RE STILL unhappy with your class schedule,
you'd better come up with a solution fast - today is the
drop-add deadline for LSA students. Anyone wanting to
make class changes after today will have to pay a $10 late
fee, and will have to go through the Academic Actions office
tn have the changes anrnved For all you late decision
of a Colorado condominium and an airplane, but their
dispute over ownership of University of Nebraska football
tickets is headed for the courtroom. In a lawsuit filed last
week in Douglas County District Court, Joseph Vetro saidI
that he and Richard King agreed last spring to split the four
season tickets they had shared since about 1976. But King
got the tickets in the mail during the summer and has kept
them all, Vetro alleged. Vetro said the seats in the eastt
balcony at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln provide a "unique
and nearly unexcelled view" of Nebraska football games. If
King is allowed to keep all four tickets, Vetro said he "will
sustain great and irreparable injury." The Nebraska Corn-
tourists. "Dropping the name would not change the tem-
perature," said Milo Candee, who calls himself the coor-
dinator of the group. "But we're not talking about changing
the temperature. We're talking about changing the image."
The 15 people in the group, which includes businessmen,
lawyers, and a historian, donated about $1,000 to buy
billboard space across the state, Candee said. So far, bet-
ween three and six billboards have been put up. A study of
people's reactions to North Dakota's name indicated they
think of the state as being "flat, windswept, and frozen,"
but they think of South Dakota as being "hot and desert-
like." Candee said. The word "Dakota" alone raised
Also on this date in history:
" 1956 - The regents approved final plans for a new School of
Music building on North Campus.
" 1965 - Despite overcrowding in some women's dor-
mitories, the University announced it was considering
closing a women's cooperative in Oxford Housing because
of its high vacancy rate. Co-op residents were trying to
recruit students to live at Oxford to prevent the closing.
* 1970 - The UGLI was closed for half an hour in the mor-
ning following a bomb threat called in to a Detroit