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Page 8-Friday, September 14, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Detroit judge rejects

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bid

Monday, giving 213,000 public school
children an extended summer vacation.
There were no reports of progress
towards a settlement in the strike's
fourth day.
Elsewhere in Michigan, more than
8,000 teachers in 19 districts were on
strike yesterday, keeping some 150,000
children out of the classrooms.
THOSE DISTRICTS were: Albion,
Benton Harbor, Bloomington, Chip-
pewa Valley, Ferndale, Flint, Holland,
Jenison, Lansing, Marshall, Melvin-
dale, Montague, Owosso, Oxford,
Saginaw, Waverly,.West Ottawa, White
Pigeon and Wyoming.
Strikes ended yesterday with ten-
tative contract agreements in the God-
frey-Lee and Northville districts and at
Washtenaw Community College.
Teachers in Ionia, however, threatened
to strike today unless a contract
agreement is reached.
Detroit school officials, anxious to
get striking teachers back in the
classrooms, went to court yesterday
morning in an unsuccessful bid for an
early hearing on their motion for an in-
junction.
"We consider this a matter of great
urgency," said school board attorney
George Roumell.
"We have children who are entitled to
an education," Roumell said. "There
are scholarships available but children
have to be in school. We are depriving
them of an education . . . There is
nothing stopping teachers from going
back to the classroom while they are
bargaining."

DailyPhoto by MAUREEN O'MALLVE
Film protest
The film "Birth of a Nation" was greeted with quiet protest for the second
year in a row. This couple reads materials the four protesters were passing
out at the Michigan Theater last night.

An Invitation To Episcopalians
at the
University of Michigan
You are welcome to join us in our weekly Sunday

programs:

At St. Andrews Church
306 N. Division (at Catherine)

9 am.-UNIVERSITY STUDY GROUP
The first topic will be a three-part film, "THROUGH JOY
AND BEYOND-THE LIFE OF C.S. LEWIS." The film will be
shown in the Recreation Room on September 9, 16 & 23.
The session on September 30 will be devoted to discussion.
10 a.m.-WORSHIP
Join your fellow students and the people of St. Andrews
parish for regular Sunday Services.
12 noon-LUNCHEON AND FELLOWSHIP
Beginning September 16, a simple meal will be provided
each week for students, followed .by time for informal
socializing.
AT CANTERBURY LOFT
332 S. State St. (2nd Floor)
b p.m.-SUNDAY EVENING MEDITATION
Personal exploration in Christian Spirituality led by Chap-
lain Andrew Foster beginning September 16.
CANTERBURY LOFT, the Episcopal Campus Ministry, Serves Episcopalians
at the University of Michigan and Sponsors programs in the Arts which have
ethical or spiritual themes. For Information, Please call 665-0606. Rev.
Andrew Foster, Chaplain.

Earthquake
shatters
Irian Jaya
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)-An
earthquake measuring 8.0 on the
Richter scale rocked the eastern tip of
the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya
on Wednesday, destroying half the
houses in one town 2,300 miles east of
here, officials said.
Interior Department spokesman
Faisal Tamin said there was no im-
mediate word on the fate of the 8,000
residents in the devastated town of An-
sus.
Tamin said major damage also was
reported in the town of Serui.
Officials at the meteorological office
here said they received reports that the
earthquake was felt on South Sulawesi,
Celebes,'Bali Island and North Sumatra
in the afternoon, and in Ambo ;capital
of the Moluccan islands, and Kupang on
western Timor Island in the evening.
A spokesman for the office said the
earthquake took place at 12:18 p.m. In-
donesian time-1:18 a.m. EDT. The
epicenter of the quake was in the
Pacific Ocean at 1.4 degrees south
latitude and 137.2 degrees east
longitude.

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