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WASHINGTON (UPI) - U S.
District Judge Aubrey Robinson _or-
dered the nationwide four-day rail
strike ended yesterday-and the
president of the striking rail clerks sent
his members back to work im-
Robinson signed a "double-edged"
temporary restraining order that direc-
ted the strikers to return to work and
forbade more than 100 railroads from
taking reprisals against the strikers
who have disrupted virtually all the
passenger and freight rail transpor-
tation in the nation.
FRED KROLL, president of. the
str king Brotherhood of Railway,
Air~e and Steamship Clerks, em-
phasized all workers who were on strike
would be protected.
"With this tremendous victory, I urge
our people to immediately return to
work," Kroll said.,
"We're going to start getting them
back immediately. I don't anticipate
ROBINSON'S ORDER stated that the
railroads and the union, its officers,
employees, agents, members "and all
persons acting in concert or par-
ticipation with any of them, are hereby
enjoined and restrained from resorting
to self-help including strikes or lockouts
during the period in which the status
quo provisions of section 10 of the
Railway Labor Act is in effect."
Such a period would run up to 60 days
from President Carter's creation of the
emergency board under the act Thur-
Robinson's order will expire at 6:45
p.m. on Oct. 10 unless further extended
by the court. Robinson set Oct. 10 for a
,hearing on a preliminary injunction
against the strike.
THE JUDGE acted after a one-hour
hearing in which the BRAC and the
railroads could not work out a legal'
agreement aimed at reopening rail
operations and contract negotiations.
Earlier yesterday, the Justice Depar-
tment filed suit against the union and
139 railroads asking that there be no
strikes or lockouts during a 60-day
"cooling off" period under the Railway
The suit contended that "unless the
strikes are enjoined, the United
States ... "will suffer immediate and
irreparable injury for which it has no
adequate remedy of law."
THE CRIPPLING walkout began
Tuesday as an outgrowth of a dispute
between the Brotherhood of Railway,
Airlines\ and Steamship Clerks and the
Norfolk and Western Railway Co., with
displacement of workers through
automation the main issue.
BRAC President Fred Kroll said his
workers needed assurances from the
At least 6,000 auto workers were laid
off at General Motors plants in Dayton
and Vandalia, Ohio, and Southgate,
Calif. The giant GM complex in Lor-
dstown will be shut down today because
of shortage of parts. Ford said at least
10 of its 20 U.S. and Canadian-based
plants have been disrupted.
There also were layoffs in the eastern
Kentucky coal mines and coal
mMANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP)-The
BroadNOpposition Front and President
Anastasio Somoza apparently are at
odds over what five countries will try to
mediate an end to the anti-government
violence that has torn Nicaragua this
A U.S. Embassy source said yester-
day, "Initially we hoped there would be
a quick decision on the mediators but it
may be a couple of days now."
AN OPPOSITION source'said the
front wanted Colombia, the Dominican
Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and.
the United States as mediators. Op-
position leaders are meeting with U.S.
The embassy source said Somoza was
balking at Colombia's participation
because that country signed a letter to
the United Nations criticizing Somoza. there. A U.S. Embassy source said the
The letter was written by the exodus started Wednesday. Matagalpa
Venezuelan government, one of is 60 miles northeast of Managua.
Somoza's critics. There have been no reports of
The Broad Opposition Front is a fighting in the country since late last
coalition of 16 political parties and week when the 7,500-member natiol
unions that back a general strike guard finished putting down guerriii
demaning Somoza's resignation. Also opposition in five cities. n
seeking Somoza's downfall is the San- The U.S. Embassy confirmed th at
dinista National Liberation Front, a Eden Pastora, "Commander Zero," the
guerrilla organization with civilian leader of the Sandinista attack on the
backing. The Red Cross says 1,500 per- national palace August 22, had given
sons have died in clahes between the Somoza eight days to resign. Pastora
national guard, Nicaragua's army and promised in a Costa Rican broadcast to
police force, and Sandinista-led rebels lead an attack on Somoza's concre te
since early this month. bunker office in Managua.
HUNDREDS OF Matagalpa residen- The embassy source also confirmed
ts were evacuating yesterday because that Radio Havana was warning
of rumored rebel plans to launch residents to leave Managua because a
another attack on the national guard pending attack.
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would occur without the three commit-'
tees learning who the other committees
have nominated, and without any
knowledge by anyone as to who is on the
Current guidelines call for the names
of nominees to be exchanged between
committees through retired University
librarian Frederick Wagman without
his revealing which committee selected
According to Livermore, there are
currently no guidelines defining the ex-
tent to which the fifteen-person faculty
committee can communicate with the
ten-person alumni and student search
committees. Livermore said he expects
the Regents to release more infor-
mation on that subject, but added that
he "would be very surprised if the
Regents precluded communication
Nominations for the faculty search
committee are currently being accep-
ted from faculty members. The names
of the members chosen by SACUA will
be announced October 13.
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Toga! Toga! Toga!
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was pounding on the cashier's window
saying "To-ga! To-ga!" he said. "She
loved us and let us all in free."
But the cashier wasn't the only
theater employee glad to have toga-
wearing customers. As soon as a dance
scene in the movie began, several of the
ushers joined Farr and his friends dan-
cing in front of the screen.
"THEN LATER ON the concession
people ganged up on us," Farr said.
"They said 'Do you guys remember the
food fight scene?"'
As soon as Farr and his friends
acknowledged they were familiar with
that segment of the movie, concession
workers began bombarding them with
Audiences at the Briarwood movie
theater, where "Animal House" is
playing, are a little tamer than the'one
Farr was a part of in Ohio. But usher
Chip Cummings said that hasn't stop-
ped University students from selling
out the film most every night.
Toga parties at the University have
not reached the height of popularity
they have at the University of Wiscon-
sin, which expects to host 10,000 toga
wearers at an all-night festival begin-
But it might take more than cold
Michigan winds to end the new found
toga tradition on the Ann Arbor cam-
World mourns death
of Pope John Paul I
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the official sealing of the apartment
doors. The doors will remain sealed un-
til a new pontiff is chosen.
ALBINO LUCIANI was ordained a
priest in 1933, worked in the parish of
his local village, then in a nearby town,
where he taught religion. Later he was
deputy director of a seminary and one
of the top aides of the bishop of Belluno
in northern Italy.
Pope John named him bishop of Vit-
torio Veneto, a diocese south of Belluno,
in 1958. Pope Paul made him patriarch
of Venice in 1969 and elevated him to
cardinal in 1973.
Upon his election as pope, he took the
names of his two immediate
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predecessors and said he would devote
his pontificate to following their exam-
HE HAD NO time to make any major
pronouncements on dogma or ethics,
but in an address to a group of U.S.
bishops last week-he said of Pope Paul,
"His teaching is ours." He urged them
to give special attention to saving
His medical history included jour
operations - a relative said they were
for his tonsils, a broken nose suffered in
a fall and two for gallstones. He also
suffered from an unspecified lung
ailment and rheumatism, but he was
not known to have had any chronic
His reign was the shortest since that
of Leo I, who died after 17 days as pope
in 1605. Five other popes have reigned
for less than a month. Theshortestgwas
the reign of Stephen II in 752, who died
three days after his election.
The Vatican announced that the
Congregation of Cardinals, which runs
the Holy See during the period between
popes, will hold its first meeting at 11
a.m. today to set details for the nine-
day mourning period and to plan for the
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