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WASHINGTON (AP)-Lane Kirkland, George
Meany's bright and faithful student for three
decades, succeeded his mentor as chief
spokesman for organized labor yesterday with a
call for united union ranks under the AFL-CIO.
Kirkland, 57, the labor federation's second-in-
command for the past 10 years, was elected
unanimously as the second president in AFL-
CIO history. The position pays $110,000 a year.
HIS ASCENSION to what many consier the
most influential post outside of government had
been expected because he long was known to be
the personal favorite of Meany, 85, who retired
after 24 years because of failing health.
Succeeding Kirkland as AFL-CIO secretary-
treasurer was Thomas Donahue, 51, a former
assistant labor secretary and Meany's executive
assistant for the past six years. Donahue was
also elected without opposition to the $90,000-a-
In his acceptance speech, the reserved and
scholarly Kirkland dedicated himself to a goal
that eluded Meany-during his long career: a fully
united house of labor.
"ALL SINNERS belong in the church; all
citizens owe fealty to their country; all workers
belong in the unions of their trade or industry;
and all true unions belong in the American
Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial
Organizations," Kirkland declared.
He promised to "explore anew the affiliation of
those organizations now outside our ranks."
Then he proclaimed that outside unions have an
obligation to join the 13.6 million-member AFL-
CIO, now home of 105 labor groups.
Kirland mentioned no' names, but left little
doubt he was addressing the Teamsters,-United
Auto Workers, and National Education
Association-the nation's three largest unions
with a combined membership of more than 5
million workers. The United Mine Workers is
another major union independent of the AFL-
"I SAY NOW TO those who stand outside that I
have too high a regard for the caliber of their because of a feud over personality an
leadership to believe that they can really be between Meany and the Auto Workers pr
governed by petty personal or pecuniary con- Walter Reuther. Current UAW Pr
siderations or ancient tedious grudges," he said Douglas Fraser favors re-affilition, ba
in an apparent reference to the UAW's concern within his union are still lukewarm to
about losing its political autonomy and some of and Fraser has been unwilling to push h
its dues as the cost of re-affiliation. back into the federation.
Outside unions "can indulge in the luxury Pf THE 2 MILLION-MEMBER Teamste
solitary self-regard and the occasional fawning was expelled in 1957 on charges of cor
attention of opportunists.. . only because of the and Meany has opposed the union's ret
continued strength and vigor of this central' since.
federation," Kirkland said. Kirkland's overture to the Te
The former Merchant Marine, who often represents one of the few apparent maj
sprinkles his language with nautical metaphors, differences between him and Meany,
promised he would steer the ship of labor along been AFL-CIO president since-he and
the course long set by his captain, Meany. engineered the merger of the AFL an
"AND NOW I declare the speed and course," 1955.
he concluded. "Full ahead. Steady as she goes." Kirkland, Meany, and Donahu
His address drew cheers from the 1,000 developed policies as a team in recent y
delegates, a handshake from Meany, and a kiss the new leadership is not expected to
from Kirkland's wife, Irena. upon new trails, at least not immediat
The UAW bolted from the AFL-CIO in 1968 Meany's retirement.
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Odd-even gas rationing
returns to California
Rhodesian guerrillas pledge ceasefire if
negotiators adopt their peace demands
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some
motorists forgot about it, some
deliberately ignored it and many resen-
ted it, but like it or not, odd-even
gasoline rationing was back yesterday
for millions of California drivers.
"I get a lot of long faces when
customers. are refused gasoline, but
what can you do?," said Bob Williams,
an attendant at Willie Brown's service
station in Los Angeles.
THE SYSTEM WAS reimposed at
12:01 a.m. in San Francisco, Los
Angeles, and 13 other counties where it
had operated for four months earlier
It will take effect statewide at 12:01
a.m. on Dec. 3.
On the system's first day back in
practice, it was business as usual at
service stations in San Francisco
A SPOT CHECK at a dozen Los
Angeles area service stations showed a
normal sales volume for a Monday'
morning. Nearly all the owners or
operators were pledging to follow the
law, despite some disgruntled
It was an odd-numbered day, and at
Shaw Shell, owner Oscar Shaw said he
had turned away as many cars with
even-numbered plates as those that
were allowed to fill up.
"I just ask them to leave. They're
pleading ignorance, but the fact is they
just don't want to believe it's back,"
LONDON (Reuter) - Patriotic Front
guerrillas yesterday laid down tough
conditions for a ceasefire in Zimbabwe
Rhodesia, the final hurdle before an
overall peace agreement, including a
demand for the disarming of all
Their 10-point plan differed radically
from British proposals presented to the
Rhodesian conference here last week,
and guerrilla leaders Joshua Nkomo
and Robert Mugabe repeatedly
declared they would not be rushed into
AMONG THEIR demands was a
Commonwealth peacekeeping force
totalling several thousand men. Britain
has suggested a ceasefire monitoring
squad of only a few hundred.
The Patriotic Front leaders told a
press conference the British plan would
be ineffective in maintaining peace
between Rhodesian forces and the
guerrilla armies during the period
leading up to new elections in the
breakaway British territory.
The guerrillas and their rivals, the
Salisbury biracial administration of
Prime Minister Abel Muzorewa, have
both accepted British political
proposals for bringing Zimbabwe
Rhodesia to legal independence.,
THE CONFERENCE chairman,
British Foreign Secretary Lord
Carrington, wants ceasefire
arrangements to be completed this
Mugabe told reporters: "We will not
be stampeded into action which we feel
would lead to disaster in the end. . . We
think our proposals will make for better
The patriotic Front attacked Lord
Carrington's proposal for a ceasefire to
be implemented within seven days of a
settlement of the 14-year independence
THE TWO guerrilla leaders talked
about a "progressive ceasefire," and
said it would take much longer to con-
tact all their units who have been
fighting in the Rhodesian bush for
The guerrilla proposal most likely to
dismay the territory's white minority
was that all civilians, as well as private
armies, should be disarmed. Nkomo
said there were an estimated 155,000
weapons within Zimbabwe Rhodesia.
Nkomo and Mugabe originally wan-
ted a United Nations force to supervise
the ceasefire and the elections. They
have conceded that the Commonwealth
can fulfill .the role, but told the press
conference yesterday that it would
have to supply a substantial force of
thousands of troops.
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SACUA unhappy with Regents
brought up and the subjects that were
discussed demanded pat answers.
While some faculty representatives
said the dinner with the Regents was
valuable, others recalled only "chit-
chat"on matters of little importance to
the faculty. Donald Portman, an
engineering professor and member of
SACUA commented, "It was sort of
like, here is a faculty member in front
of you,-look at him eat."
PORTMAN'S COMMENT reflected
the general feeling of SACUA that the
Regents do not comprehend the con-
cerns and activities of professors.
For instance, Jesse Gordon, a
SACUA member from the School of
Social Work, said he and Interim
President Allan Smith described the
process of grading a blue book to one
Regent. Gordon said he was trying to
give the Regents a picture of a
professor's day-to-day life.
Eleanor Wong Telemaque, eastern
region field representative for the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights, was in-
correctly identified as Eleanor Wong
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Members of SACUA also claimed the
Regents are generally poorly informed
about specific issues brought to their
attention. Brown chose the grievance
procedure problem as an example of
the Regents' lack of understanding:
"We all know it (the procedure) so well,
it never occurs to us they haven't the
faintest idea," he said.
BUT LARO and Regent Deane.,Baker
(R-Ann Arbor) defended their
qualifications and ability in dealing
with issues like faculty grievances.
"Since the grievance procedures
vary on a school-to-school basis, it is
possible that we are not knowledgeable
prior to a case being brought to us,"
Laro said. "To the extent that we don't
know, however, we are made
knowledgeable when the case comes
up. If we aren't, we inquire."
Baker also asserted that the "Regen-
ts have read and reread" material per-
tinent to each issue they must address.
DURING THURSDAY'S meeting,
several Regents, particularly Thomas
Roach (D-Saline), said they were.
hesitant to get involved in faculty
grievances. "Keep the decision-making
down at your level; we don't warit it,"
he said. Expressing an idea shared by
several Regents, Roach added, "It oc-
curred to me if the faculty can't solve
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its own problems, how can the Board of
Gordon said he was perplexed by the
Regents' reluctance to discuss grievan-
ce cases, but became involved with
faculty-related problems such as
curriculum and program discontinuan-
ce. Laro agreed with Gordon's point,
but said he felt curriculum discussions
pertain to more than peer judgements,
and said he felt the Regents were best
able to consider all the factors that
went into such declsions. Grievances
however, were best left to the discretion
of peers,hesaid. .
ACCORDING TO Portman, former
University President Robben Fleming
habitually condoned the Regents' lack
of awareness of faculty life style, con,
tending that their knowledge was suf-
ficient. He was content to let the
executive officers deal with the Regen
Both Baker and Laro said they had
frequent conversations with faculty
members and received faculty input
through correspondence, phone calls,
and social occasions as well as at for-
Baker and Laro agreed that more
frequent meetings with SACUA would
be valuable, but commented that the:
Regents are only on campus for a
limited time each month. Baker said he
felt regularly scheduled meetings with-
SACUA and other faculty groups would
encourage the presentation of issues to
the Regents that should be handled at
the departmental level.
Daily Official Bulletin
Tuesday, November 20, 1979
Center for S & SE Asian Studies: Anand'Krishna,
Banaras Hindu U, varansi, India, "Aspects of Indian
Painting," 203 Tappan, 11a.m.
Center for Chinese Studies: Alexander Kilim,
Moscow. "Chinese Studies in the Soviet Union,"
Lane Commons, noon.
Center for Research on Economic Development:
Jean-Claude vatin, "Edification de la Nation
Algerienne," Cred Conf. rm., 3rd floor, Old Arch.
Great Lakes Marine Water Center: Jurgen Jacobs,
U Munchen, "The Influence of Selective Predation
by Fish on the Co-existence of Competing Planktonic
Species,' White"Aud..Cooley, 3:30 p.m.
Population Study Center/Center for Population
Planning: E.G.P. Haran, "Research Findings on the
Integration of Family Planning and Health Services
in Modjokerto, Indonesia," Pop Study Center, 4 p.m.
Bioengineering Program: Judith Prewitt, NIH,
"Naturual Intelligence Approaches toArtificial In-
telligence Problems," 1042 E. Eng.. 4 p.m.
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers:
Judith M. Prewitt, NIH, "Medical Decision Making
Devices: Status of the First Generation," E. Lec-
ture. fourth floorRackham, 8p.m.
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