Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 19, 1968 · Page 14
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lr«nwo»d Dolly Cl*b«, W.dnwdoy, Jun» If, Resignation of MSUOfficial Is Demanded By JACQUELINE KORONA Aswciited Press Writer EAST LANSING (AP) -- A j member of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees has called for the resignation of MSU Vice President Phihp J. May in the wake of an attorney general's conflict of interest rul- "The day in which Phil May can b« of any value to the University is behind us," said Trustee C. Alton Harlan. His call came Tuesday, within hours of Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley's ruling that May's private b u s i n e s s dealings conflicted with his public responsibility as vice president for business and finance at MSU. T^ mn _ Harlan, a Birmingham Democrat and MSU President John A Hannah are subjects of pending attorney general's rulings on similar conflict questions. A spokesman for Kelley said those opinions may be expected early next week. Kelley cited May's interest in transactions relating to the IBM Seaway Traffi To Be Halted c RFK's Staff Members Don't Like to Think of Leaving Building building "in East Lansing. The was constructed by PU1LU411S TT«*3 ·**·*,- Philip Jesse Co., of which May s "' " is a major stock- wife, Viola, holder. . ., Kelley's 19-page opinion said the architect and contractors who built the IBM Building do considerable business with MbU and that "each of these contractors were hired by the Philip Jesse Co. without advertising for bids and without seeking prices of competitors for the same work." . The attorney general said that although the financial arrangements with the architect were "unusual and appear to have been favorable to the owner, there is no conclusive evidence that the fee was established at * particularly low rate." A conflict of interest ruling, he added, need not demonstrate that public official has in fact derived any personal benefit from his dual role of public officer and private entrepreneur "It need only be demonstrated that his personal pecuniary interests may affect his judgment," Kelley said. * * * He said May'* wife should not be permitted to continue hold- substantial interest in the Philip Jesse Co., but he added that "it would be unfair to penalize" "I am astonished at the ruling," May said. "I cooperated with the attorney general and provided him with all the information he requested. . . apparently he has distorted the facts to reach a politically conceived conclusion." May, on sabbatical leave through August, had no comment on Harlan's call for his resignation. "Faithful service is not enough," Harlan told a hastily called news conference. "If one makes a mistake, one must pay the penalty. "If I am found guilty (on con flict allegations), I will resign as a trustee and not seek reelection," he said, adding he plans to seek another term on the MSU board when his current one expires at the end o the year. Harlan said he previously had recommended firing May to both the board and Hannah with no results. * * * "I talked with (Provost How ard) Neville this afternoon an said I thought he should as! Hannah to initiate action," Maj said. Hannah was vacation ing in Canada until July 5. "I think this (conflict) dec sion proves Dr. Hannah has los control of his staff," Harlan added. May's actions are "Detrimental to the best interests of the total team" at the University, he said. Rep. Jack Faxon, D-Detroit, requested the opinion on May and Hannah The check into Harlan's activities was requested by Rep. William Hampton, R-Bloomfield Hills. Subject of the Hannah opinion are the president's business dealings, including the sale of a farm he had owned near MSU for a reported $1 million. Harlan's alleged ties to the Harlan Electric Co. of Southfield and Central Electric Co. of Lansing are subject of that opinion. Harlan said he divested himself of interest in Central Electric before being named to the MSU board in 1957. He gave up interest in Harlan Electric "about six years" after joining the board, he said, "and that had nothing to do with my office." CHICAGO'S HIGHEST building and the second tallest skyscraper in the world is the John Hancock Center seen here after it was topped out. The 100- story structure contains 42,000 tons of steel. OTTAWA (AP) ~ The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority have announced that vessels will not be allowed to enter the seaway at St. Lambert, Que., or Iroquois, Ont, after 8 a.m. EDT Thursday because of the threatened strike of seaway workers. Vessels will not be permitted to enter at either Port Weller or Port Colborne, Ont., after 8 p.m. Thursday. The Canadian lock at Stault Ste. Marie, Ont., will not be open to traffic after 7 a.m. Friday. The strike by 1,200 seaway workers is scheduled for 8 a.m rriday. No vessel will be allowed to ie up at lock-approach walls during the work stoppages and only the Wall and Seaway radio station will be manned. Although the Canadian government was not expected to try to block the strike, a spokesman for Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau quoted the prime minister as calling the seaway authority's offer of a. six per cent wage increase "fair and reasonable." Trudeau was reported to have made the statement in replying to a telegram from Richard Greaves, national representative of the Canadian Brother WATERSMEET SCHOOl DISTRICT press aMte, *««* Manttewic*, would oppose Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Angeles in that city's 1970 election. Mankiewicz said m an By JEAN HELLER WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Suite 3327 of the New Senate Office Building, the stacks of neatly labeled cartons are growing higher. Someday all the papers and books will be packed. Then the people who work there will have to leave. But they don't like to think about that day. For members of Robert F. Kennedy's Senate staff, ties with the past are still too strong to permit intrusion by thoughts of the future. Melody Miller is a receptionist in Suite 3327. She had wprked for Kennedy since his election in 1964. "Our lives were always predicated on his needs," she said. "We're not ready to start thinking about pounding the pave- ment looking for jobs. We're not even ready to accept the reality ;hat we'll have to go to work somewhere else." Since Robert Kennedy died from an assassin's bullet on June e-two weeks ago Thursday--more than 100 offers of employment for his staff have been received at the Senate office, la addition, many members of Congress have offered jobs to individual staff mem bers. So far, none of the offers has been accepted. "I worked for a man in whom I believed totally," said Hugh McDonald, an assistant press aide. "Now there's this void, feel so empty. I just couldn't g to work for anybody else now. There has been speculatio this week that Kennedy's chie interview that /'friends" suggested it to him. "I find it very flattering," he id. "But I haven't begun to think about that sort of thing. I certainly don't turn it down out of hand but it's much too early to make any decision." had so that H anything Is ever'done with them, they'll be in order, she said. She too has given very bttle thought to another job. In Kennedy's private office, there is a box of papers on the tan leather couch . labeled. "RFK handwritten raise notes. Lady Harlech's fu^-CkTM- tening of the USS John F. Ken- Letterstoand from Fred Brother Aids Wounded Boy PKAIRIE DU CHIEN aren't future yet, nor is Dolan Peter about the *i.._~ .,--, speech writer Adam Wahnsky. "I worked for Bob Kennedy," Walinsky said. "It was intensely personal. I couldn^t do it for could ever be the boy his esti- 10- r XV*»*- A * I ** -- * j (AP)-A 12-year-old mates he carried --. day after bling wounded with a anyone else. I just what I'll do." same with! don't know ^Pictures' of the Kennedy family still hang on all the walls Against a closet door rests a *i j»_ j __ i.»«** rtf o vapVlr Kennedy's personal secretary of 11 years, Angie Novello, spends most of her days going through books and papers. "I want to make sure that ev- }UU O Uia«T»" ~- -- ·: --- j .. Nobody has yet removed the bie red and white valentine that is propped up on the window kdge. It reads, " b: The Sh Ed£f' said he carried his wounded brother to their home, found his parents were absent, and then carried the boy neighbor's home. best ·To Bobby: The godfather on Valentine's Day." It is from Caroline Kennedy, the late President John F. Kennedy's daughter. to a 1.100 per second: When sent by wirefess, it takes the speed of electric waves, about I8t,uuu miles per second. May 9, 1G8 The meeting was called to orde by Prudent Arthur H Peterson the Home EC Boom of the schoo at 7.30 P M Members Present ^elhes. Soren- Powell, Peterson, Wright, Caudill. Turkal, Supt. Faltmowski. and Mary Ann Caron. Members Absent: Hupp. Visitors: Frances Ko^ski^ Lester == ,^1 was Introduced as the'winner of the Bently Scholarship and she requested permission to observe how a Board meeting is conducted as part of her assignment. Permission was granted Mr Wakeham spoke on behalf of the boys present m regard to summer baseball Further consideration was tabled until the Western U P. League meeting and the transportation problem is solved. Janitor's individually discussed next ear's assignment and wages. Motion by Caudill. supported tar Sorensen to rehire Dellies at a salary of S4SOO. and May at a salary of S420Q Mr- May is to have his choice of driving the wagon or berng 2nd custodian A salary for a 3rd janitor or wagon driver was *et «t I $4000 Carried Motion by Wright supported by orensen that the minutes of the ast regular meeting be approved as ead Carried. Motion by Wright eupported by orensen that we pa the bills ;vhich are tabulated and presented or payment The bills to be cov- red by checks no 2672 through no. 716 amounting to S2.741 15 and pay- oll checks no 2426 through no. 480 amounting to 310,183 78 Further onsideration is to be given to Dickman's bill. Carried Mr Powell reported that he had contacted Mr Turnquist and the estrooms would be completed by ruly 1st Mr LeHoy Dellies was excused «t 9 00 P M The Supt. informed the Board that he special millage vote for Special Education will be placed on the 'une 10th election ballot A thank you from the Hupp fam- ly was read and placed on file The Supt. informed the Board tha 1 three nomination petitions are on jle--two for 4 year terms and one ,o fill the vacancy for three ears. Seniors were granted permission to have a picnic at Bond Falls on May 17th wjth their ad\isor am transportation will be furnished by the school The negotiaton committee gave their reports Base salary fo teachers -with BA'S S6000. MA. $6300 Increments of S200 up to 1 3 ears for a BA and 12 years for ai , MA Tip to S200 00 a month will be paid toward hospitalixation Teachers with double grades half dais all year, or all day 1 semester will receive an additional ?350 and teachers with double grades all day, all e a r v.il\ receive an additional S700 Motion bj. Sorpnsen supported bv CaudiU to approve the s a l a r y schedule for 1968-69. Carried Motion b\ Powell supported by Caudill to pay the election board S18 00 for election day and to buy them 2 meals. Carried. Motion bv Sorensen, supported by Powell that the President of the Board will present the diplomas to the graduating Seniors at Commencement Carried Supt read correspondence from the Insurance Inspector and the following items must be rectified Stage curtains must be flame- proofed Shop -- an exposed belt on the jomtcr must have a guard A qualified electrician was asked to inspect overfusmg in stage panel. Floor at the entrance to the shop muit be repaired A new fuse link in fire door between boiler room and ja'ntor s loom must be provided. Motion b\ Pouell supported bv Sor- rnsen that these items be taken care I of Carried ' SupT reported on vocation cd pro- gi nm to d ite Motion b\ Powell supported bj I Ciiudill to doclmc the lOc per child ! membership child for the Ed material center at Marquette Cirried. 1 Motion bv Wright, supported bv Po\vell to accept tne tvpev.liter contract from Gogebic T-v pewriter Sales at ,1 cost of S10 50 per mnnu.il machine -md *25 00 per electric m a c h i n e Cirried Motion b\ Wright supported by Sorcnscn to accept the f u r n ^ c r contract f i o m Blue Flame Cleaning. Carried The m a t t e r of h i r i n g the secretary was deferred to a Inter date Motion bv Wright supported bv Sorenson to adjourn the meeting at 11 !· P M Arthur Pctrrsnn, Pie** LeKov Dellies, Secretary hood of Railway, Transport and General Workers, which represents the seaway workers. The union wants wage increases of nine per cent this year and again next year. The authority said it would offer only six per cent for each year of a two-year contract, in Une with a conciliation board recommendation. StatePlansto Borrow Funds LANSING (AP)-- The State Administrative Board Tuesday authorized the state to borrow $70 million to help meet tae first school aid payments for fiscal 1968-69. Some $20 million of the total will go for school aid advances in "hardship cases," as determined by the State Department f Education and the state trea surer's office. Treasurer Allison Green said !50 million would be needed for :he regular school aid payments because the date for issuance of those payments was moved from Aug. 25 to Aug. 1 this year by the State Legislature. "There will be only one month of income (in the fiscal year) before we have to pay school aid in excess of ?100 million, Green told the board, adding there would be only about ?50 million in the school aid fund at the time. Dr. Ira Polley, state superintendent of public instruction, sought the $20 million for advance payments. Issuance of such payments, he said, should be based on consideration of the local school district's wealth, cash position and alternatives to the advance. "The current situation is more serious than others because of the difficulty school districts are having borrowing against anticipated state school aid," he said. New Freeway Section To Open on July 2 LANSING (AP) -- The State Highway Commission has announced the opening July 2 of 37.9 miles of freeway in Arenac, Bay and Calhoun Counties. The new freeway section, the commission said, will boost the state's completion of allotted interstate freeway system to 80 per cent. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION M n y 21, IIMMt The meeting was called to order by Pres. Arthur H "Peterson in the Library of the school at T.30 P M Members P r e s e n t ' Peterson, Powell. Wught, Hupp. Dellies, Candill, Sorensen, Siipt Fnltinowski, Mnrv Ann Caron, Turltal Visitors Mr Basnnese Motion b Soi cnsen supported by C.iudill to purchase John Powell's drum set for the school at a cost of S475 00 6 n-ves. 1 abstained A letter from 1-. D Kelly wa» road requesting that piny activities be curtailed between the school and his home. Dellics and Hupp were appointed a' a committee to select a new spot foi the outdoor basketball backboard Motion bv I-eHov Dellies RUD ported by Wright for Walcrsmcet to join (he Western U P Lcagu" for s u m m e r basrba'l pm. the $1000 fcr for joining. .11 fi f u r n i s h transportation foi out nf 1-mn £ m o s C a n i f r t II wa* decided to tend Ui« Ku«b- ler family « card of sympathy from the Board of Education Board went into executive nieet- '"Motion by Powell supported by Sorensen to rescind the previous motion of the Meeting of February 8. 19S8. which was to hire Mr. Turkal as Superintendent of the Watersmeet School for 1968-69. Carried. Motion by Sorensen supported by Wright that Mr Turkall *e re- tamed as math teacher for the year 1968-69 Carried Mr. Powell was appointed to contact several prospective candiates for the position of Superintendent and set up Interviews with the candidates and the whole board. Motion bv Alary Sorensen supported by Powell to rehire M a r y Ann Caron as Secretary to the Superintendent and the Board at a salary of $3500 for the year 1968-63 Carried. Motion by Caudill supported by Powell that the meeting be adjourned at 10:05 P M President. A H Peterson Secretary, LeRoy Dellies I SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION May 31, JOSS The meeting was called to order by President Arthur H Peterson in the Home EC. Room of the echool at 9 15 P M Members Present. Hupp. Powell, Wright, Sorensen, Caudill, Peterson, and Dellies. Motion was made by Hupp supported by Caudill that Mr. Vestich oe given first consideration to fill Jie vacancy of Superintendent of School. Carried. Motion by Sorensen supported by Wright that Mr Joseph E. Vestich be offered a salary of $11,000.00 for a twelve m o n t h contract, with health insurance paid, and including a two ueek vacation to be taken at his discretion, but to be taken during those summer montha when ·chool is not in session. Carried. It was decided by the Board that other applicants for th« position of Superintendent will be notified by mail of the Board's decision. Motion by Bellies, supported by Hupp that an ad be placed in the Ironwood Daily Globe to lill the vacancy ot combination station wagon driver and custodian. Salary to be $4000.00 per year prorated for n 40 hour week. First year includes one week's vacntlon. Work is to commence on August 1. 1908. Deadline for applications is June 13, 1968 at 3:00 P.M. Applications are to be sent to the Office of. th« Superintendent. Carried. Motion made by Powell, supported by Hupp that Mr. Parnell Basanese be offered the position of Principal for the Watersmeet School, with an additional $300 OC added for this responsibility. Carried. Motion bv Powell supported bv Hupp to adjourn th« msetmf «t 11-05 P M erything is all sorted out right Check ou/i flood/Meet ^·KO*^__ J**°-V Swift's Premium HED HAWAIIAN PUNCH. . 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