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In 196i
NEW YORK-()-A small wave General Mol
of worker layoffs was noted this anounced an 8.
week in the nation's automobile, duction cutback
appliance and construction Indus- it up last Mon
tries. Companies experiencing layoffs of 4,00
slumps in some sales have cutbacks the country.
in 1967 production. About 1,100
An Associated Press survey off in Atlanta,+
found some layoffs were seasonal to be furloughe
and limited to a few days or weeks. year in Arling
Others were unexepected and some others were in
of indefinite duration. Willow Run, M
Layoffs in the auto industry re- GM said mon
flected expectations of slower car ned by Jan. 9s
sales, at least in the first half of including an un
1967. the 4,300 Leed

Reflect Cut


Syria Calls for Overthrow
Of Jordanian King Hussein


Mors two weeks ago
3 per cent 1967 pro-
k, and then followed
nday by announcing
00 workers around
workers were laid
Gd.; 900 more were
ed by the end of the
gton, Tex., and the
St. Louis, Mo., and
re layoffs were plan-
at six other plants,
nspecified number in
ds plant as Kansas

City, Kan., in Linden, N.J., and
Wilmington, Del., and in Pontiac,
Lansing, and Flint, Mich.
Chrysler and Ford
Chrysler Corp. became the sec-
ond of the Big Three auto makers
to cut employment, announcing it
will lay off 450 of 4,700 hourly and
salaried workers at its Lynch Road
plant in Detroit and another 230
at its 2,100-man Los Angeles plant
effective Jan. 3. A spokesman said
Chrysler's other five assembly
plants will reman on current pro-
duction schedules.

Ford Motor Co., and American layoff of 5,600 General Electric

Motors said that they plan no lay-
offs. But a Ford spokesman in
Kansas City noted: "We schedule
only for this week and the next."
Neither GM nor Chrysler spokes-
men would predict how long their
layoffs might last. Said one GM of-
ficial, "You can't hang a duration
on a layoff because the number
of cars is a direct reflection of
activity in the market place."
Appliances Hit
Lagging sales of large appliances
will also cause a large, but brief,

UA W Widens Rift With AFL-CIO


Dues And Foreign Policy

In the appliance field, Westing-
house Electric Corp. also has an-
nounced planed layoffs of unde-
termined extent or duration.
The Columbus, Ohio, appliance
d i v i s i o n of Westinghouse an-
nounced Nov. 30 that production
and payroll cutbacks "will affect
a considerable number of hourly
and salaries employes," but spokes-
men said it may be late next week
before the company knows how
many workers will be laid off.
Construction Slump
The year-long slump in the con-
struction industry, coupled with
cutbacks on federal highway pro-
grams, also caused production cuts
in the construction machinery in-
dustry. One of the largest con-
struction companies said the re-
duction was not sufficient to cause
layoffs but that it would eliminate
overtime pay.
Boeing Aircraft Co. said that it
plans "limited layoffs" geared to
recent cost reduction and produc-
tion cutback plans. The company
said commercial jet production in
1967 is not now expected to reach
the level anticipated earlier in:
1966, chiefly because of a shortage
in jet engines.
In California and the Pacific
Northwest, the combined threat of
the winter slowdown in building
and the low rate of 1966 housing
starts put the squeeze on lumber
74 "iA* f l- fr ~

CAIRO (RP)-Syria called yester-
day for the overthrow of King
Hussein and new criticism is ex-
pected to be heaped upon the mon-
arch of Jordan at an Arab defense
council meeting that opened in
Nureddine Atassi, Syria's chief
of state, told a rally in Damascus
that his regime will send arms to

Reuther's latest tilt with AFL-
CIO President George Meany
widened the rift between two big
union groups, but both sides ap-
peared to be dodging a labor-split-
ting showdown.
Reuther's United Auto Workers
Union owes nearly $270,000 in
back dues to the AFL-CIO and,
under the rules, could be expelled
if it doesn't pay up within a week.
But AFL,-CIO sources indicated
there would be no hasty section
to oust the 1.5-million-member
i auto workers, biggest single union
in the federation.
Non Disciplinary
"This organization has never
been run like an army," said one
AFL-CIO source yesterday, indica-
ting the automatic suspension
penalty could be withheld, for a
time at least.
Reuther, who 'has been at
swords' point with Meany for
months over major policy issues,
said Tuesday he would conduct
his fight inside the big labor fed-
eration rather than break away.
The news that the auto workers
face possible automatic suspension
on Dec. 15 for being three months
behind in per capita payments to
the AFL-CIO sent a shock wave of
surprise throughout the labor
Union Differences
The development f o l o w e d
Reuther's statement here Monday
that 'we have had very funda-
mental trade union differences"
with Meany, and his elaboration
Tuesday in Detroit that the auto
workers would henceforth take a
more independent c o u r s e of
"greater militancy" from the par-
ent AFL-CIO.
Auto workers aides said Reuth-
er's quarrel with Meany was over
a broad range of issues. including
foreign policy, organizing of new
union members, collective bargain-
ing tactics, and politcal action.
Reuther and Meany had a head-
on clash several months ago over
the AFL-CIO's firm foreign policy

and Reuther's c h a r g e s that
Meany's course was undermining
U.S.. efforts to ease tensions with
the Communist world.
Meany fumed that the charges
of Reuther and his brother, Vic-
tory, were "contemptible," "a
damnable lie" and "slanderous."
Victor Reuther had charged that
the AFL-CIO was letting some of
its overseas operations be used as
a front for the Central Intelligence
Support Meany
The AFL-CIO Executive Council
voted 18 to 6' to support Meany's
foreign policy and narrowly missed
taking action to censure Reuther.
Last month, as a special review
of AFL-CIO foreign policy called
at Reuther's demand, the red-
haired auto workers chief didn't
even show up and the Executive
Council unanimously endorsed all
past and present AFL-CIO actions
on international affairs.
Reuther explained this week he
thought he couldn't accomplish
anything by attending the meeting.
Larger Dispute
Reuther recently escalated his.
fight with Meany by telling a

" Jordanians who have been staging
antigovernment demonstrations in
west Jordan.
"The elimination of the Jor-
danian throne, which is protected
by U.S.-British imperialism, is the
only course for progressive forces
Fin Jordan to liberate the two banks
of the country on both sides of the
Jordan River and thus clear the

Communist Official Held
In Chinese Power Conflict

way of return to Palestine," he
The Israeli raid is expected to
be the subject of the Arab coun-
cil, a meeting of defense ministers
and military leaders from Arab
nations, including Jordan.
Gen. Aly Amer of the United
Arab Republic, chief of the Unified
Arab Command who called the
meeting, read a report dealing
mostly with the raid.
Informed sources reported that
Amer called the meeting after
Jordan criticized the U.A.R. and
the unified Arab command for not
providing support at the time of
the Israeli raid.
Jordanians accused the U.A.R. of
failing to provide air cover as
promised in the joint Arab defense
pacts. Jordan also charged that
the Arab command stood on the
sidelines without acting.
U.A.R. authorities argue that
Jordan did not make available
bases and sites from which their
planes could operate against the
Israelis as provided for in the
Arab summit agreement.
In his speech in Damascus,
Atassi called the recent rioting in
west Jordan "a full-blown public
rebellion which will stop only when
the throne is overthrown."

group of students in Philadelphia ,dustrial Union Department and
that his foreign policy dispute was he indicated Tuesday in Detroit'

"only a small part" of his quarrel
with the way Meany runs the 13.5-
million-member AFL-CIO.
While other labor leaders were
publicly staying out of the Reu-
ther-Meany fight, an Associated
Press check showed many of them
privately believe Reuther is in-
creasingly isolating himself from
the rest of , the AFL-CIO and
might even wind up with his own
private labor movement.
Replace Meany
Many, too, said privately they
believe much of Reuther's actions
stem from a desire to replace
Meany as the nation's "Mr. Labor."
x Asked recently about Reuther's
chances to succeed him, Meany
snapped: "When that time comes,
I'll no longer be around." Meany
shows no signs of retiring.
It was also learned the auto
workers have not paid their two
cents monthly per capita to the
federation's big Industrial Union
Department, made up of nearly 60
unions with a total membership of
some six million workers.
Reuther is president of the In-

that he would use that powerful
branch of the AFL-CIO to push
his plans for greater militancy and
seek to sway other union leaders
to his ideas.
While Reuther's relations with
Meany had b e e n reasonably
smooth until the recent foreign
policy fight, the fundamental dif-
ferences are long standing and go
back to the original philosophies
of the old CIO and the AFL.

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (P) -
Peng Chen, once a powerful mem-
ber of Red China's Politburo, has
been arrested in Peking, Tanjug
news agency of Yugoslavia report-
ed yesterday. This might mean a
showdown is near in the shruggle
for power among Chinese Com-
munist leaders.
As far as is known, Peng, the
former mayor of Peking, is the
first of these leaders arrested who
where singled out for attack for
not hewing to the line of party
Chairman Mao Tse-tung.
Peng was ousted as mayor of
Peking and chief of the Peking
Communist party last spring in the
opening stages of the current
Call for Ousting
In recent speeches, Premier
Chou En-lai has called for toppling
Peng's group, igcluding Lu Ting-yi,
former deputy premier and minis-
ter of culture.
Then the Red Guards began
campaigning for public trials of
Peng and other leaders a few days
Among others who must be un-
easy is President Liu Shaochi,
II presentsI

downgraded from second to eighth
in the Chinese hierarchy. The Red
Guards have been demanding his
A short time after the rally, a
Red Guard told a news conference
that attacks on Liu were made on
Mao's orders.
Others Arrested
With Liu in the doghouse are
Teng Hsiao-ping, the party's gen-
eral secretary, and Li Hsueh-feng,
first secretary of the Peking Com-
munist party committee. The Red

and Li.

also have assailed TengI

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You Got Books
We Got Cash

Against Rhodesia to UN
UNITED NATIONS (1P) -British, sia. His position was that 'the

Viet CongYouthA rrested
After Deputy Killed
SAIGON, South Viet Nam OfP)-maneuvering past cars at the res-
The terrorist pistol killing of Tran idence of U.S. Ambassador Henry

Van Van, a wealthy deputy who
regarded himself as presidential
timber, overshadowed the war yes-
Police held a Viet Cong youth
as one of the two assassins, and
hunted the other.
Van was shot in his car with
pistol bullets fired from a motor-
cycle bearing two men as a traf-
fic jam halted him on his way to
his office.
Assailants Chased
The assailants sped away, but
their motorcycle overturned in


I World News Roundup

Cabot Lodge. Police nabbed one of
the men after an exchange of shots
and a brief foot race. The other es-
After a day of questioning, the
prisoner, Vo Van En, was presented
at a news conference in police
headquarters. He told correspond-
ents there he would be glad to ac-
cept the death penalty.
Van, 58, a rich, Paris-educated
landowner, was one of the most
politically powerful deputies in the
assembly elected Sept. 11 to draft
a new constitution as a prelude
to the restoration of civilian rule
in South Viet Nam.
En said he joined the Viet Cong
three years ago and was given po-
litical indoctrination and training
in the handing of weapons.
Orders To Kill
En said he was ordered to come
to Saigon and assist in the assas-
sination, but did not know why
his superiors wanted Van dead.
Laboratory tests showed En had
shot the pistol, but they could not
prove he fired the fatal bullets.
The police also reported they
did not know the identity of the
prisoner's accomplice.

Foreign Secretary George Brown
put finishing touches yesterday
on his formal plea for mandatory
economic penalties against Rhode-
sia. He was under increasing pres-
sure to include a request for an
oil embargo.
African countries were reported
in disagreement on their strategy
before the 15-nation council when
it convenes today to hear Brown
ask for selective economic meas-
ures aimed at bringing down the
rebel white minority regime of
Prime Minister Ian Smith.!
Africans Speak3
Ambassador Muhammed H. El-'
Farra of Jordan, commented that
the council "does not hear illegiti-
mate governments." Previous re-
quests by Rhodesia were rebuffed
on those grounds.
Sentiment among the African
countries ranged from outright
demands for use of force to topple
the Smith regime to support for
an all-inclusive boycott of Rho-
desia's products.
The general strategy appeared
to be to try for African agreement
on the toughest kind of resolution,
which would be used as bargaining
weapon obtaining the most severe
action possible.
Commonwealth's Efforts
Brown met privately with rep-
resentatives of the Commonwealth
countries, who were pressing him
to ask for at least a limited em-
bargo on oil shipments -to Rhode-
I ~1

Britain resisted African demands
for use of military force to crush
the Smith regime. This sparked
charges among the more militant
African nations that Britain
should have acted differently
against a rebellious nonwhite re-
gime: The debate in the council is
expected to have racial overtones.
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councilshould not take any action
it could not enforce.
Reject Force


BONN, Germany-Willy Brandt,
West Germany's new foreign min-
ister, will head the country's dele-
gation to the conference of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organiza-
tion in Paris on Dec. 15, his office
said Wednesday.
With him will be Gerhard
Schroeder, now defense minister.'
A government spokesman said that
Franz Joseph Strauss, the finance
minister, may also go along.
* * *
NEW YORK-The stock market
rallied vigorously in active trading
' Wednesday.
It was the second straight gain
after seven days of losses.
Stockbrokers said a big reason
for the strength of the market was

news that President Johnson ex-
pected to ask for $9 to $10 billion
more to finance the war in Viet
Nam. They had expected a larger
sum and said it might mean a tax
increase would not be necessary
next year.
Clayton Powell, (D.-N.Y.) was re-
ported today to be considering
making a start toward paying the
court judgment that has threat-
ened him with jail and produced a
a challenge to his membership in
A Powell aide, C. Sumner Stone,
said the congressman is contem-
plating making $60 a week pay-

"Headquarters for Collegians"
Near Michigan Theatre



is there a best glass
for beer?
With some beers maybe the
glass doesn't matter. But when
) the beer is Budweiser, our
brewmaster holds strong views.
"I like a glass with plenty
of room," he says. "Size is more impor-
tant than shape. A big glass, say one
that'll hold a full bottle, is best."
A big glass gives Budweiser a chance
to show off... lets you pour it straight
down the middle to get a full collar of
foam. (Those tiny bubbles are the only
beer bubbles in America that come from
the natural carbonation of Beechwood
Ageing.) Another thing about a big
glass: it lets you quaff the beer. And
who wants to sip, when the beer tastes
1 -a..(c - -- --1A~c

at Vth FORUM
new cinema
art theatre
FRI., DEC. 9th
Loving two men...
married to one!

will speak on
"The Critic's Role in the Theatre-
the Realities of Theatre Criticism Today"
Friday, 4:00 P.M.
Public Invited " Admission Free
0 Discussion Period Will Follow 6


A Critical Review of Maude Elliot
Magnificent Crescendos
The Return of the Creep Mouse
(Flying in the Teeth of Popular Demand)
for Three Nights Only
(formerly the Grate Society)

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