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Vol. LIX, No. 19
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 28, 1978
By BRIAN BLANCHARD
Mimicking terminology used success-
fully by President Carter during the
recent Mideat summit talks at Camp
David, two state politicians-Carl
Levin, Democratic candidate for U.S.
Senate, and Congressman John
Conyers (D-Detroit)-have indepen-
dently asked that "the spirit of
cooperation" and Carter's personal at-
tention be applied to the stalled
domestic problems of infltion, unem-
ployment, and women's rights in Camp
Levin, challenging incumbent Robert
Griffin for his Senate seat in November,
said during an appearance before the
state Chamber of Commerce in Lansing
yesterday that a Camp David summit
meeting on inflation is being considered
by top Carter advisors on his request.
ON TUESDAY, Conyers and eight
Black Caucus urged Carter to call a
similar meeting to draw up the
domestic equivalent of a "framework
for peace" on the Humphrey-Hawkins
employment bill and the Equal Rights
Amendment (ERA), both of which are
threatened by legislative inaction.
Conyers, angered by what he con-
sidered a rejection by Carter and Vice
President Walter Mondale, stalked out
fwhat press aide Bill Kirk termed "a
ery tense meeting."
The actual setting of the Maryland
residential retreat isn't all-important,
ccording to Kirk. "We don't care if we
ave to meet on a street corner," he
LEVIN AIDE Steve Serkaian admit-
yesterday Carter "is on record as
ing; 'No, I won't use Camp David for
ything else (after the Mideast talks),
ncluding this inflation thing.' But
we've been assured they will review
i ' and keep the door open for the
An indication of the Carter ad-
ministration's attitude - toward
a domestic summit may have come out
of the meeting with Conyers. The
Associated Press quoted sources as
saying Mondale told Conyers resented
the implications involved in such a
request for personal attention from the
president at a national meeting called
for specific issues.
Levin told the Daily Tuesday night
why he would call for an inflation con-
ference attended by leaders from
business, government, and labor the
SOLUTIONS CONSIDERED now
such as mandatory wage and price con-
trols, said Levin, "are too complex and
See LEVIN, Page 5
24 hours to settle
From AP and UPI reports
With a two-day-old railroad strike
threatening economic disruption across
the nation, the federal government
yesterday gave negotiators 24 hours -
until 12 noon today - to either settle the
dispute or face a possible back to work
Temporary restraining orders
yesterday banned strikers from key
rail centers in 13 midwestern and
western states, allowing some 28,000
rail workers to return to their jobs, but
the brunt of the nationwide rail shut-
down was still being felt.
FORD MOTOR Company yesterday
asked President Carter to declare a
"national transportation emergency,"
General Motors predicted that its
operations would grind to a halt if the
strike extends into the weekend, and
the nation's coal industry is at a virtual
In Michigan, Gov. William Milliken
asked the Secretary of Transportation'
Brock Adams to step in and halt the
walkout before Michigan's economy is
devastated by industrial slowdowns.
The American Association , of
Railroads estimated that yesterday, as
the strike wound up two days of bring.
ing industry to a halt, coal shipments
were down 70 per cent, 65 per cent of the
nation's grain shipments have been
stilled, and shipments of motor vehicle
and motor vehicle parts were down at
least 30 per cent.
WHILE AUTO industry officials were
predicting layoffs here of up to 10,000
workers by Monday if the strike drags
on, the Ann Arbor News is reporting
that some plants have already begun
Ford Vice-Chairman Philip Caldwell,
in a telegram to administration of-
ficials, urged the President to invoke a
60-day cooling-off period to halt the rail
strike which he said already is "having
a severe economic impact" on the No. 2
LABOR SECRETARY RAY Marshall told reporters that the U.S. government
will intervene in the rail strike if both sides do not reach an accord within 24
hours. Marshall added that the government is determined not to allow the strike
to cripple the economy.
Caldwell said shortages of parts and
raw materials resulting from the rail
traffic tie-up have forced production
curtailments at 10 of Ford's 20 assem-
bly plants in the United States and
A GM SPOKESMAN said work shifts
were shortened Tuesday at six of its
passenger car assembly plants hard-
est hit by parts shortages. Production
schedules at other plants were being re-
evaluated on a shift-by-shift basis, he
The immediate impact of the strike
appeared to be less severe at Chrysler
Corp. and American Motors Corp.
Meanwhile in Washington, Labor
Secretary Ray Marshall ordered of-
ficials from both sides in this labor
dispute into a marathon 24-hour
bargaining session with the help of a
- federal mediator from the Labor
THE PARTIES BEGAN meetingat
noon yesterday, and Marshall said ie
would keep themmeetingaround the
clock until a settlement is reached.
Marshall told a news conference the
administration feared the strike could
have a devastating effect on the
economy if it continues much longer.
He said he was giving the bargainers
a "last chance" to settle by noon today.
"But if this deadline passes without an
agreement, both sides can expec with
certainty that the administration will
take further action," Marshall said.
HE REFUSED TO spell out what the
administration would do, but he
acknowledged there are several options
under provisions of the National
Railway Labor Act.
Under the law, President Carter can
declare a national emergency, order a
temporary end to the walkout and ap-
point a special panel to mediate the
Or, as has been more traditional in
See STRIKERS, Page 2
IGNORE PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION PROPOSALS:
Re ents turn dea ear to MSA
By MITCH CANTOR The process is similar to the one
Six of eight University Regents which was used to select President
yesterday stood firm behind their plan Robben Fleming in 1966.
to select a new University president MSA members claim they would play
despite Michigan Student Assembly's an insignificant role in the process.
(MSA's) decision not to participate in Several are worried that the Regents
the selection process unless the Regen- will develop their own list of candidates
ts alter the plan's framework, I from which to choose.
The Regents were responding to.a-. As an alternative, Greene proposed a
plan proposed by MSA member Julie plan Tuesday night which would force
Greene which would keep them from the Regents to choose a candidate from
selecting a president outside of a list of a list compiled by a group of alumni,
candidates composed by alumni, faculty members, and students.
faculty, and students. The Regents came out strongly
According to the Regents' method, against this type of process yesterday,
alumni, faculty, and students would saying they must not be restricted in
elect three committees of 10, 15, and 10 their choices. -
members, respectively, which would Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) and
each compile lists of presidential can- Paul Brown (D-Petoskey) referred to
didates. state law to support the Regents' plan.
These recommendations would then "There is the (Michigan) Con-
be given -to Special Presidential Selec- stitution mandate that the presidents
tion Committee Secretary Frederick (of the University, Michigan State
Wagman who would compile University, and Wayne State Univer-
biographies of the candidates and sity) be selected by the (respective)
distribute them to the committees as Regents," Baker said.
well as the Regents. The Regents would The statute, Article VIII, Section 5 of
then select a president whose name the State Constitution adopted in 1963,
may or may not be among the recom- says: "Each Board (of Regents) shall,
mendations given to them. as often as necessary, elect a president
of the institution under its supervision."
When told of Greene's plan, all six
Regents rejected the proposed process.
Gerald Dunn (D-Lansing) and Sarah
Power (D-Ann Arbor) could not be
reached for comment.
. "I'm aware of various alternatives to
the process which we have selected.
There's a myriad of plans which can be
followed, but on the bottom of all those
plans has to come (the provision) that
the Regents have to have the final
decision," Brown said.
Robert Nederlander (D-
Birmingham) also spoke against an
alternate plan, yet he insisted, as did
the other Regents, that the committee
recommendations will not be taken
"This is not a cosmetic approach to
selecting a president. Their (student)
input would be considered very
seriously. The ultimate decision will
come from the Regents, just like it did
in 1966," Nederlander said.
Each of the Regents available for
comment denied allegations that the
new president will be selected from a
list composed solely by themselves.
"There is no indication at all that the
Regents want to make this decision
without regarding all aspects of the
University," according to David Laro
Brown said he "can't imagine a
system providing more input than the
one we provide.
.I don't think it's ever been the case
that the Regents don't pay attention to,
people around campus. I am going to
read and listen carefully to all the
recomniendations that are made,"
Reaction was mixed to the possibility
of including an alternative student
See CANDIDATE, Page 2
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli
parliament voted by a 2-1 margin last
night to endorse tpe Camp David
Mideast accords and remove the
Jewish settlements-in the Sinai penin-
sula, opening the way to a peace treaty
Prime Minister Menachem Begin,
whose speech closed out more than 17
hours of debate, said before the vote: "I
call on this chamber, without any dif-
ference in party, to unite."
THE VOTE CLEARED the way for a
new round of peace talks leading to the
treaty with Egypt within three months
and an eventual end to Israel's 17-year
military rule of the West Bank of the
Jordan river and the Gaza Strip.
During the long debate, broadcast
nationally on Israeli radio and
;television, Begin-who presented the
accords to the Knesset on Mon-
day-was accused by members of the
nationalist wing of his own Likud
coalition of betraying his country and
putting Israel's future security in
danger by negotiating the accords.
"I don't believe in you and I don't
trust your policies," Moshe Shamir said
before the vote. He said Begin had
collapsed under pressure from Egyp-
tian President Anwar Sadat on the set-
tlement issue and predicted the Camp
David accords will result in "s counter-
feit peace built on Israeli surrender."
BEGIN RESPONDED to the attacks
from his political allies in his speech
that began 16 hours after the debate
over the pacts had begun.
"Twelve days and 12 nights we didn't
cease explaining to the U.S. president
and his aides the necessity of these set-
tlements," Begin said. He said
President Carter and President Anwar
Sadat of Egypt could not accept the
Israeli position, and "if Camp David
would have exploded in this way, Israel
would not have stood it. . . . All the
democratic countries would have called
us an obstacle to peace."
Had Camp David failed, he said,
"just because of the settlements, Israel
would not have stood, and then one day
Israel really would have had to sign a
DEFENSE MINISTER Ezer Weiz-
man said Israel was entering "a new
era with Egypt that is difficult for some
of us to imagine. . . peaceful relations
between us and the largest Arab state."
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan said
the agreement "didn't match our
dreams but it was reality and not just
dreams." He told the Knesset it had no
choice but to approve the accords,
because ". . . if we refuse, what will be
" The Duke University football
team is previewed on today's
sports, page. Apparently one of
their offensive linemen pushed
cars around a parking lot this
summer in preparation for the
the future? In another five years,
But referring to the West Bank,
Dayan said: "I'm willing to be a
foreigner in the Sinai. I'm not willing to
be a foreigner in Judea and Samaria."
THE EMOTION-CHARGED settle-
ments issue prompted defections from
Begin's supporters, but the loss was of-
fset by affirmative votes from leftist
parties. Members of the opposition
Labor Party generally spoke for the ac-
The Likud rebellion prompted Begin
to unleash his heaviest ammunition-a
resignation threat. He told a Cabinet
meeting before the debate he could not
continue in office without a majority of
his 69-man coalition behind him.
Sadat made the next stage of
negotiations conditional on
Parliament's agreement to evacuate
the 18 Jewish settlements in the Sinai
and their 4,000 residents.
IN ADDITION to the agreement on
the Sinai settlements, the Camp David
accord calls for a five-year transition
period in the West Bank and Gaza,
leading to full autonomy for its people,
predominantly Palestinian Arabs. Left
unsettled were the ultimate boundaries
of Israel, the nature of the autonomous
Palestinian entity, the future of
Jerusalem and the security
arrangements for Israel.
In Cairo, Egypt's acting Foreign
Daily Photo by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
LAB ASSISTANT BILL McMullen, a student on a work study grant, is
staining slides for a toxicity test.
Work Study offers,
Senate OKs natural
gas compromise bill
By ADRIENNE LYONS
Bill McMullen needed financial
aid this year in order to continue
his college studies. He could have
borrowed money from a bank,
but he preferred to work. Mc-
Mullen decided to combine his
financial needs with his desire to
work by applying for a work
financial need. "The student may
earn up to the amount of his
authorization which ranges from
$700 for a freshman to $1,200 for a
graduate' student," said John
Tatum, assistant director of the
Office of Financial Aid. "His (the
student's) hours and wages are
set by the employer within
guidelines set by the Personnel
Ofienc a~ntd the inh iends ithini
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate
handed President Carter the first
major victory on his energy program in
more than a year yesterday, approving
57-42 a compromise bill to lift federal'
price controls from natural gas by 1985.
Thelegisatin. which the White
Carter expressed optimism the
House would go along with the
"I think it proves toour own nation
and the rest of the world that we, in this
government, particularly Congress,
can f'nurvnun11qveal with an issue.