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SEMINAR
Adalbert Koestner
Speaks On OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
"Mechanisms of Demyelination with Emphasis on
Immunemediated Demyelinating Diseases"
THURSDAY, Nov. 15-3:45 p.m.
Room 1057 MHRI
Seminar tea of 3:15 at MHRI Lounge
Thano sCo.
Now has a H appy Hour
Enjoy our Cheese Bar
Listen to the Piano
4-7 Tues.-Fri.
514 E. Washington

Page 10-Wednesday, November 14, 1979-The Michigan Daily

UFW CHIEF SPEAKS A T RA CKHAM

Earn 8 Credits This Spring
in NEW HAMPSHIRE
THE NEW ENGLAND,
"LITERATURE PROGRAM

MASS MEETING
WED., NOV. 14
8 p.m.
2225.Angell Hall

for more information
PROF. WALTER CLARK
Dept. of English
761-9579

Chave
By JEFFREY WOLFF
Greeted by chants of "Cesar, Cesar,
enthusiastic cheering, and a standing
ovation, United Farm Workers of
America (UFW ) President Cesar
Chavez appealed to a crowd of about 600
at Rackham Auditorium last night to
support a boycott of Red Coach iceberg
lettuce.
The boycott, dclared by Chavez in
August, is the second step in the UFW's
nine-month-old strike against 34
California lettuce growing companies
from which the UFW is seeking higher
wages and increased fringe benefits.
RED COACH brand lettuce was
singled out by Chavez because it is
produced by Bruce Church, Inc,, the
largest of 13 companies which have
refused to sign contracts with the UFW.
"The companies are powerful, but
not invincible, for justice and truth is on
our, side, but there is no way we can win
alone. Only if the court of last resort
(the people) join us, only with your
support (can we prevail)," Chavez
said.
In a powerful description of the
union's first major battle against
California grape growers in 1966;
Chavez reminded the crowd that long
strikes and similar boycotts have been
a familiar tool for the union in its 17-
year history. That strike, .begun in
Delano, California, was organized so
quietly that when it was declared, the
growers "were very surprised" and
thrown into a "total panic."
BOTH LABOR experts and many
workers had thought "iticouldn't be
done," said Chavez, but in 1970, after
nearly five years, the grape growers
agreed to recognize the UFW and sign
contracts with it.
Chavez stressed the importance of
two tactics in the union's successes:
boycotts and "total commitmnt to non-
A2 train
By JULIE SELBST
Because of the increased demand for
passenger rail service resulting from
skyrocketing gas prices, the Amtrak
depost in Ann Arbor no longer has am-
ple parking space to accommodate all
its passengers, cars, according to the
Michigan Association of Railroad
Passengers ( MARP) .
The state organization, a group of rail
passengers who wish to promote rail
service, met at Community High School
last night and discussed remodeling or
moving the city's Amtrak depot.
AMTRAK, WHICH has seen a 22 per
cent increase in demand over last year
on its Chicago-to-Lansing line, expects
parking conditions to worsen in the
future. If plans materialize to extend
lines east to New York and Toronto,
waiting room space in the Ann Arbor
depot will also prove inadequate,
MARP members said. Ann Arbor's
depot is the second largest boarding
point in Michigan.
A new parking lot-which would ex-
pand the parking area-would have to
be lit, and be more readily accessible
than the present one were Amtrak
customers compete with the clientele

violence to counter the growers' violen-
ce.
Chavez traced the farm workers' dif-
ficulties in union organizing back to the
1930s, when . the National Labor
Relations Act was approved under
President Franklin Roosevelt. Spon-
sors of the act deliberately failed to ex-
tend collective bargaining rights to
farm workers.
THIS "one dastardly act put the
stamp of approval and condemned
millions since then to live a' life of
misery, poverty, and deprivation,"
Chavez said.
Farm workers were omitted from the
bill for a variety of reasons, according
to Chavez. There were the political con-
siderations on the part of the bill's sup-
porters: Had the bill included the far-
mworkers, it might not have passed.
There was also the conception held by
many Americans that "agricultural
workers were not really Americans"
since they were often ethnic minorities
and migrants, Chavez said.
SINCE THE 1930's, Chavez said, the
growers and the Immigration Service
have worked together in a "series of
recruitment drives throughout the
world" to ensure a labor pool larger
than the number of available jobs for
Californian agriculture. This, Chavez
said, was intended to "break the back
of unions and keep the workers in their
place."
Such recruitment drives led to
migrations of Japanese, Filipinos,
"Okies," Mexicans, and undocumented
workers .to California, .according to
Chavez.
In response to the current strike, 21 of
the original 34 targets of the UFW, in-
cluding Sun Harvest, Inc., the nation's
largest lettuce growing company, have
signed contracts with the UFW.
The contracts are major gains for the

z: Aid lettuce boycott

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTRM
CALLING IT the "scab product we're boycotting," Cesar Chavez holds up
a head of Red Coach iceburg lettuce while speaking at Rackham Auditorium.
last night. The Red Coach boycott is aimed at Bruce Church, Inc., the
largest of 13 companies which still refuses to sign contracts with the UFW.

union, UFW organizers said. Hourly
pay was increased from $3.70 to $5, and
will go up to $5.70 in three years.
Medical benefits to be paid by the em-
ployer were also significantly in-
creased.
Nevertheless, according to Chavez,
the union has already spent more than

$3 million on the nine-month strike and
has borrowed "hundreds of thousands
of dollars" from the AFL-CIO.
Chavez' Ann Arbor appearance is
part of an intensive personal tour of 20'
cities in the United States and Canada
to promote the UFW's current s
and set up local boycott organizations.

i ..
It's enough to fry their
and blue! What better
out of trees.
WHAT? You don't have
pennant? With Ulrich's
need?

Buckeyes
for
Breakfast

depot f
of the Gandy Dancer Restaurant, ac-
cording to Clark Chatnetski, MARP's
spokesman.
Ann Arbor city historian Wynstan
Stevens said the restuarant, the former
train station, was built in 1886. With the
advent of the automobile, he said,.
demand for rail service fell off, and
large amounts of space stood idle.
IN 1970, restauranteur Chuck Muer
bought the old station and converted it
to a seafood restaurant. The trains still
run in back of the restaurant, but ticket
sales and the waiting room have been
moved to the space that was formerly

ture discussed

used for handling baggage.
Proposed alternative sites for the
depot include the present site on the
Conrail freightyard on North Main St.
That, however, is too far from the cen-
tral business district of Ann Arbor and
campus to warrant serious con-
sideration, according to Chatnetski.
MARP members also suggested
various spots near the present depot,
and suggested enlarging the depot it-
self. Parking, however, would remain a
problem.
A site directlysbehind University
Hospital was also suggested, but

presented the problem of interfering
with hospital traffic. The proposed
location would also involve tearing up a
park that presently exists behind the
hospital
Chatnetski said the hospital had
problems with area residents when it
proposed construction on the park land
earlier.
"Officially we're on record as sup
porting a site at or near the present
one," said Chatnetski, although he
maintained that the purpose of the
meeting was to obtain consumer
feelings.

Ph.D.
By DAVID MEY
The University is turni
holders of doctorates than
openings, according to G
dlay-Lindy, Administrati
for Gradaute Programs in]
Findlay-Lindy said it w
that prompted her to h
yesterday's program for
graduate students which e

job alternatives
ER academic alternatives. The conference sh(
was held at Rackham's East Conferen- po,
ng out more ce Room. de
there are job "IN THE 1m0s there were three or do
Jerlinde Fin- four job offers (in the academic com- an
ve Assistant munity) for every Ph.D.," Ms. Findlay- wa
English. Lindy said in an interview yesterday= wh
was this fact "This is not the case anymore. You're
elp organize lucky if you get one." att
Humanities The program, which was co- tar
xamined non- sponsored by the Engish department ac
and the office of Career Planning and fa(
Placement, was second in a series of six 1
designed to help graduate students ex- (ci
plore, job opportunities outside the wa
academic community. Yesterday's to
speaker, IBM representative Lorna ac
McGinnis, spoke to an audience of only %
five graduate students. me
viable state; Findlay-Lindy attributed the small tr,
r in size than turnout to "low-key" publicity which "I

explored
e said was necessary to avoid any
ssible conflicts with faculty. But in
ense of the program she said, "We
n't want people to drop their Ph.D.s
d take up business careers, we just
nt them to consider alternatives
hile pursuing their Ph.D.s."
Some of the graduate students who
tended the program expressed reluc-
once to announce their interest.in non,
ademic careers because they said
culty members then "write you off."
FINDALY-LINDY agreed. "They
,urrent faculty) got their jobs when it
as easier to get jobs. They find it hard
empathize with students seeking non-
ademic careers."
Jeff Lee, a graduate student in Ger-
an, said the pressure to follow the
aditional academic channels exists.
t's subtle, but it's there."

eyes-a stadium full of maize
way to shake a few Buckeyes
a U. of M. scarf, cap, jacket, or
there eager to fill your every

Jordan: the real
Palestinian state

Run right over. Ulrich's can help you be of good cheer.
' S
MORE THAN A BOOKSTORE
549 East University at the corner of East U. and South U.

icontinued from Eage 3)
plemented at the UN in other part of the
world, but the Palestinians became a
surrogate for self-determination
elsewhere, which transferred support
to the Palestinians," Blum said. The
self-determination issue then "serves
the useful purpose of exacerbating war-
fare against the state of Israel," he ad-
ded.
Since Jordan is a UN member and
has defined borders, "the Palestinians
can't claim other parts of Israel"
without utilizing the self-determination
issue, Blum said. He went on to claim
that if the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
were designated a Palestinian Arab

the state of Delaware and couldn't ab-
sorb the refugees in neighboring coun-
tries."
Therefore, Blum said, "it would have
to become an expanionist state."
THE U.S. IS NOT just doing Israel a
favor by supporting the Jewish state,
Blum said, because Israel is the only
Western democratica nation in the
Middle East. "Israel'is the only stable
factor in the Middle East," Blum said.
He added, 'Israel preserved Jordan
in 1970 without interfering in the
territory; if Jordan had collapsed,
Saudi Arabia wouldn't be there in its
present form."
Blum pointed to Israel as the "acid
test" for other U.S. allies that are wary
of American reliability. "The western
world has had some disappointments in
this area," Blum said. "I'm told (by UN
colleagues) the U.S. is not a dependable
ally," since diplomatic ties with
Taiwan and Vietnam have been
severed, he said.

WCCAA candidates
vying for LSA-SG

state, "it would not be a
the total area is smalalei

(Continued from Pager)'
"basically to publicize the i
divestment." Kwik view
coalition's involvement in the
as a way of "increasing av
through which the coalition ca
for divestment.
"I don't think the coalition1
illusions that if they get four m
on LSA-SG that it will frigh
Regents into divestment. I ju
it's another avenue to try."
COALITION candidates do
phasize the issue of divestm
clusively, however. "Public
divestment is a reason (for rur
said another candidate, N
Frumin, "but I don't want it toc

Falafil Palace Flyer

44

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OHIO STATE

27

SMICHIGAN 14
NEVER! IMPOSSIBLE!
Is Michigan going to win? You bet your
falafil patties they are!
HERE'S T HE MHPPY HOUR BET:

as the only reason the WCCAA is run-
ssue of ning. Certainly it is a reason, but it's not
s the the only reason."
election Frumin said he thought the people
venues" from the WCCAA have a "progressive"
an work frame of mind and "want to work on
issues that affect the University."
has any, Frumin said he would like to see
aembers students have a greater role in the
iten the University. He also criticized the
st think "bureaucratic mire" he claimed
existed in LSA-SG.
not em- KWIK SAID students should have
ient ex- "more of a say" in tenure decisiqJs.
city for Kwik said the way tenure decisions ate
nning)," currently made is "just another exam-
latthew ple of the administration being uncon-
come off scerned with the needs and desires of the
students."
> Kwik, Lacker, Frumin, and Gottfried
all said they didn't think any WCCAA
member who might be elected to the
council necessarily should abstain from
voting when a request by the WCCAA
for funds comes before the council.
Gottfried discounted any possible
conflict of interests, "since people know
that the WCCAA has a platform of
divestment. I don't think it is aconflict
of interests to run on a platform and

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01 0-!io

IF.
MICHIGAN
WINS:

Thrill to the excitement of an
Eleg ant DISOATIECUVI

-You buy one sandwich of your choice (falafil, eggplant,
zucchini) and get one FREE from 5 o'clock until closing
EVERYDAY until the end of the semester.

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