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Vol. LXXXIX No. 76
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, December 8, 1978
Carter to brief allies as SALT treaty nears
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter
aid yesterday he will brief leaders of France,
3ritain, and West Germany on details of a
iearly complete strategic arms agreement at a
idwinter summit in the Caribbean.
He said the United States and Russia are
eparated in the SALT talks by only minor dif-
erences, which he can see a way to resolve
>rovided the Soviets are willing to continue
vhat he called "steady progress" in the talks.
It was announced yesterday that Carte and
he three European leaders will meet Jan. 5-6
n extraordinary privacy on Guadeloupe, which
s French territory.
DISCUSSIONS ARE to range over a wide
variety of subjects, including SALT talks, but
no public announcements or daily news
briefings are planned.
Carter told reporters at a breakfast meeting
at the White House that he plans to discuss U.S.
SALT proposals "in final form" as well as the
remaining points of dispute, "if any."
"I doubt if we will have a final agreement to
go over with the other European leaders in
Guadeloupe, but we will have the SALT
proposals that we have in almost final - our
proposals, probably, in final form, when we get
to Guadeloupe, and an accurate description to
the other leaders of the remaining differences,
if any, at that time," Carter said.
I have been pleased recently
with the progress being made
Th e remaining (if-
ferences are minor, compared
to what they were a year ago,
and in m y m indh, I can see a
way to resolve them.'
"I HAVE BEEN pleased recently with the
progress being made on SALT. The remaining
differences are minor, compared to what they
were a year ago, and in my own mind, I can see
a way to resolve them," he said, adding, "If the
Soviets are adequately forthcoming, I would
guess that any further delay would be
He said there has never been a time in SALT
talks where the two parties retrogressed.
"There has been steady progress," he said.
The President said the four leaders had
agreed to the January meeting last July, when
they had a similar get-together during an
economic summit that also included Japan,
Canada and Italy.
Carter said French President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing issued the invitation to meet on
Also attending will be West German Chan-
cellor Helmut Schmidt and British Prime
Minister James Callaghan.
Each of the four leaders will be accompanied
during the meetings by only one assistant. Car-
ter is taking his national security adviser,
"We wanted to meet in an unstructured
way," he said, recalling that the private
sessions held in Germany last summer were
fine passed by
By MICHAEL ARKUSH
The Michigan House of Represen-
tatives voted overwhelmingly last night
to decriminalize the possession of
alcohol for 18- to 20-year-olds who
violate the state's new drinking age
But the lawmakers' action left un-
clear whether the localities can still
adopt more lenient - or stricter -
penalties. The bill now goes to the state
The bill, sponsored by state Rep.
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor), would
subject -first time offenders to a
maximum $20 fine, while those convic-
ted for the second time could receive a
fine of up to $50 and a possible sentence
to an alcoholic treatment center.
BUT UNLIKE ITS original version
the bill does not mention whether local
authorities must obey the state's
restrictions or can establish their own
ordinances. Bullard said he would con-
fer with state Attorney General Frank
Kelley's assistants to determine who
should have jurisdiction. But Bullard
said the issue may eventually have to
be decided by the state Supreme Court.
"We're continuing to research the
matter and we'll try to get whatever
will give the best power to local gover-
nment," said Bullard.
The Ann Arbor representative added
that since the state currently makes no
reference to the power of local
authorities, it would be up to city of-
ficials to decide how to enfore the
recently-passed ballot proposal, which
raised the drinking age to 21.
"SINCE THE city police department
must get direction from the local
government, any law not prohibiting
local officials from making their own
enforcement guidelines could be inter-.
preted by the city any way they want,"
On Monday night, Ann Arbor City
Council passed at first reading an or-
dinance which would establish a $5
penalty for those violating the new law.
City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw said
yesterday that council would probably
pass the lenient $5 fine on second
reading unless the state legislature in-
tervenes and orders it to adopt the new
"UNLESS SOMETHING precludes
the field of possibilities, the council will
keep the $5 fine just like they voted for
'Since the city
tion from the local gov-
ernment, any law pro-
hibiting local officials
fron making their own
enforcemen t guidelines
could be interpreted by
Robert Giffel of Kalamazoo wonders about a Michigan license plate starting
with the letters PBB. Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB), a toxic chemical, was
accidently added to Michigan cattle feed several years ago, resulting in agri-
cultural and political disaster. "The state should recall those plates," Giffel
any way they
NLRB OKS PLAN FOR AFFILIA TION:
Cellar workers to vote on union
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
and SHELLEY WOLSON
University Cellar employees will
have the chance to vote on union af-
filiation with Industrial Workers of
World (IWW) January 23.
The election date and voter
qualifications were set yesterday, at a
meeting between Cellar management
representatives, IWW organizers, and
National Labor Relations i Board
ALL EMPLOYEES will be eligible to
vote except those who are classified as
managerial personnel and seasonal
employees - those who work during
book rush. Yesterday, Cellar
management disputed six Cellar em-
ployees' qualifications to vote, asser-
ting that the six were in managerial
positions, and therefore ineligible to
vote. The six will be allowed to vote, but
these disputed votes coulti become
significant if there is a close vote in that
Some 50 out of 75 Cellar employees
had filed authorization cards with the
NLRB Nov. 20. Only 30 per cent - about
25' signatures - were necessary to
qualify for an election.
During yesterday's meeting, Cellar
management and union organizers
traded disputes of eligible voting em-
ployees in order to pare down the list of
employees with questionable voting,,
AFTER THREE hours, agreement
was finally reached on all but six of 15
initial disputes, and Cellar
management consented to a date for
the union vote.
IWW organizer Eric Glatz said the
management action of refusing to
recognize the union without a vote - as
well as the denial of employee raises
while hiring a lawyer at $40 per hour -
was a "bad act of faith on the part of the
board of directors," and one which was
also unfair to the present union mem-
Meanwhile, Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) Vice-President Kate
Rubin announced she plans to introduce
a resolution to the Assembly Tuesday,
urging the University Cellar board of
directors to recognize the union.
"IN MY MIND, the process the board
has decided to go through with is just a
stalling actioh," said Rubin. "It is clear
there were enough people in the union
to mandate their (management's) cer-
Rubin said MSA is liable for all
University, Cellar losses. She also said if
the Board of Directors for University
Cellar "had wanted to be cooperative,
they could have been. There may have
been some anti-union feeling behind
their actions, but of course I can't prove
"This just gives the University
another opportunity to fight unions,"
SIX OUT OF ten members of the
Cellar Board of Directors are MSA-
appointed, but they haven't been atten-
ding board meetings regularly, accor-
ding to Rubin. "The student members
have not been attending the Board of
Directors' meetings. if they don't vote
the way MSA wants, that's reason for
dismissal," Rubin warned.
She stressed that Cellar unionization
is not a students vs. workers issue and
said the employees' unionizing attem-
pts pointed to some need for restruc-
turing. "Workers have the right to
organize and we want the store to be a
good one for students," stated Rubin.
Cellar Assistant Manager John Sap-
pington said Cellar unionization will be
helpful, and not harmful to students.
"The union will have no effect on ser-
vices and won't reduce what's available
to the students. It will be a matter of
determining structure of the store and
the best way to handle it," said SaR
it on Monday. It's exactly the same
situation as the marijuana issue,"
Mayor Louis Belcher was
unavailable for comment yesterday,
but City Councilwoman Leslie Morris
(D-Second Ward) said she would have
See HOUSE, Page 2
'U' grad hits CIA'
mind control method
S a moff supporters vow to
bo cott Pol. Sci. classes
By RICHARD BERKE Marxist political economist, was denied
By VICKI HENDERSON
Sirhan Sirhan could have been a
programmed assassin acting in a hyp-
notic trance when he murdered Robert
Kennedy in Los Angeles in 1968, accor-
ding to Marty Lee, an investigator of
mind control techniques.
Lee, a 1975 Michigan graduate, spoke
last night in Schorling Auditorium on
mind control drugs used by the Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA). He is
working with the .Assassination Infor-
mation Bureau based in Washington, a
non-profit' organization investigating
the use of these techniques in relation to
IN AN INTERVIEW prior to his
speech, Lee said, "Government has
See LEE, Page 2
The Health Service Hand-
nk dicusses the nrnhlem of
Twenty-six students have signed an
pen letter declaring their intention to
boycott political science classes in pro-
test of the department's refusal to grant
tenure to Assistant Prof. Joel Samoff.
The letter, signed by members of the
Samoff Student Support Committee and
several Michigan Student Assembly
MSA) representatives, said the tenure
denial results from the department's
"distortion of the broad education fun-
ctions" of the University. The Samoff
n-mnnthizers called for more student.
tenure in part because of his Marxist
IN RESPONSE to the announced
boycott, Political Science Department
Chairman Sam Barnes said, "that cer-
tainly would be their privilege."
Signers of the letter said that through
boycotting political science classes,
they will in effect be withdrawing their
financial support of the department.
This, they said, gives added leverageto
the verbal and written protests they
have made in opposition to the depar-
Moslem Arab nations back Shah
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Conservative Arab kingdoms
with strong Moslem traditions are lending moral support to
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in his struggle with religious
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ONE OF THE PURPOSES of Hussein's recent mission to
Tehran, the sources disclosed, was to obtain the shah's go-
ahead for the medintion effort Hssein the sources noted.
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