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Page 8-Wednesday, April 11, 1979--The Michigan Daily

New disco,
for People
By JOEL BLOSTEIN
ITou're a regular shopper at
People's Food Co-op, you've probably
noticed a change in shopping policy.
The:small market which has two
outlets, recently adopted a new mem-
betbip policy, ending a long period of
"opeii'shopping.1
According to co-op coordinator
Carolene Goehring, the new member-
ship policy is a result of a proposal
voted on and passed by Co-op shoppers
last fall. Goehring explained that under,
the new policy, which took effect in
February, a shopper may choose one of
three options to obtain a discount on
purchases.
THE MEMBER discount requires the
shopper to loan the Co-op $10 and to at-
tend an orientation session. Goehring
said this discount allows the shopper to'
purchase up to $20 worth of food a week
at a 6.5 per cent discount. For a
household to qualify for the discount,
each member of the group who eats Co-
op food must become a member.
A second option open to thrifty shop-
pers is to become a member-worker.r
Under this plan, Goehring said the
shopper must advance a $10 loan and
attend orientation, but in addition, must
volunteer one hour of work per week at
the Co-op..

nt policy

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Co-op

Jobs at the stores include cashiering,
shelving stock, pricing items, and
slicing cheese.
GOEHRING SAID the member-
worker receives-a 20 per cent discount
on purchases up to $20 for the week. To
extend the, discount towards weekly
purchases of more than $20, another
hour of work must be volunteered.
A third plan is the worker discount;
for which someone can work one hour
and receive a 6.5 per cent discount on
up to $20 worth of food purchased on
that day. Goehring noted that this
discount does not require membership.
Anyone may shop at the Co-op and
pay the marked prices.
PREVIOUSLY, Goehring said, there
was no official membership in the Co-
op. Anyone could shop, but those who
worked one hour per week received a
17.7 per cent discount on purchases of
up to $20.
Goehring cited several reasons for
the new membership system, but said
that decision-making is a key issue.
"Under the olk system a decision-
making structure was lacking," she
said. "Theoretically, the new policy
will help to involve members in Co-op
decisions. Each member is given a
single vote."
According to Goehring, the policy will
also encourage members to assume
responsibility in Co-op matters and
become more familiar in the mechanics
of the store. Introducing new members
to store operations is the primary fun-
ction of the orientation sessions,
Goehring noted.
ACCORDING TO a Co-op leaflet, the
rationale behind the $10 loan, which is
refundable 'when the member leaves
the Co-op, is that it can be used as "ad-
vance money" by the Co-op's supplier,
The advance funds allows the supplier
to buy goods in quantity and keep food
prices lower.
The money frbm member loans also
goes towards equipment maintenance
and repair, and future renovations.
The Co-op stores, which sell grains,
herbs and spices, and dairy products in
addition to some organically grown
produce and health foods, are located at
722 Packard and at 212 Fourth Avenue.
Co-op members urge anyone who is in-
terested in becoming a member to at-
tend an orientation session at the
Packard Store on Tuesdays 10 a.m and
8 p.m. or Wednesdays 7 p.m. or to call
761-8173 for further information.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Team-
sters union and the trucking industry
reportedly reached tentative
agreement on a money package yester-
day and sought to resolve remaining
differences to end a 10-day nationwide
work stoppage.
A source close to the talks em-
phasized that final agreement on a new
three-year wage and fringe-benefit
package depended on resolution of
several thorny non-economic issuse.
More than seven hours after the day's
talks began, sources said represen-
tatives of the two sides appeared
headed for an all-night bargaining
session in a final drive for a contract
agreement.
TEAMSTERS President Frank Fit-
zsimmons expressed optimism yester-
day that his giant union and the in-
dustry would move swiftly to wrap up a
final agreement and end the longest
trucking shutdown in U.S. history.
"We made some progress on Monday
and we hope to complete it today," Fit-
zsimmons. said before resuming
negotiations with bargainers for 500
major trucking firms that have locked
out 235,000 Teamsters in retaliation for
a strike that began April 1.
The dispute has crippled much of the
auto industry, which has laid off some
91,000 workers and placed another
57,000 on short shifts because of parts
shortages at assembly plants.
THE SHUTDOWN has had only
minimal impact elsewhere in the
economy. The Commerce Department
reported yesterday that the first week
of the shutdown had no adverse impact
on food stores, private hospitals, and
chlorine for water purification.
However, the government has ex-
pressed concerns that serious economic
disruptions could begin if the dispute is
not settled soon.
It was understood that the money
package would comply with President
Carter's voluntary anti-inflation wage

guideline, which has been relaxed twice
to accommodate the Teamsters.
THE NEGOTIATIONS have emerged
as a crucial test of Carter's program
because other major unions bargaining
this year often take their cues from the
Teamsters.t
Carter's guideline calls on unions to
hold their increases in wages and fringe
benefits to about seven per cent an-
nually. But increases totallying about
nine per cent a year - or nearly 30 per
cent compounded over three years -
are possible under the program
because of the way the government
computes higher labor costs.
While full details of the tentative
agreement were not available, sources

Israelis counter PLO

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1 money,
said the two sides had not changed an
earlier agreement to provide a pay in-
crease of $1.50 an hour over three
years. The two sides also agreed to
twice annual payment of cost-of-living
raises to resolve a principal dispute in'
the talks.
IN ADDITION, drivers would get in-
-creases of $30 a week in employer con-
tributions for pension and health and
welfare.
Overall, the package is estimated to
increase wages, cost-of-living increases.
and fringe benefits by about $3.30 an
hour, according to government
estimates. A typical Teamster now
makes $9.75 an hour and receives fringe
benefits worth an additional $2.90.

accord
The two sides met separately with
federal mediators for nearly 11 hours
Monday before recessing-shortly after
midnight. After that session, chief
federal mediator Wayne Horvitz said
the bargainers had made "some
progress" but still had "a long way to
go.
THE TWO sides came close to
reaching an agreement before mid-
night March 31, when the old contract
expired, but they were unable to bridge
a 25 cents an hour gap, sources said.
The industry and the union went into
Monday's session apart by thpt quarter
- the difference between settling
within Carter's guideline or in excess of
it.

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP)-Israeli jets
flying their first mission of war since
peace was made with Egypt blasted
Palestinian positions in Lebanon
yesterday in retaliation for a bloody
terror bombing in a Tel Aviv market.
The explosion in the open-air Carmel
market, crowded with pre-Passover
shoppers, killed one Israeli man and
wounded 33 other persons, eight of them
seriously, authorities reported.
The bombing and air raids dampened
events in Cairo later in the day where .
the 360-member Egyptian Parliament
ratified the peace treaty.
AS HE CLOSED the.parliamentary
session, Prime Minister Mustafa Khalil
said the Egyptian people "have said
their word," and called for Arab unity.
"We now call on the rest of the Arab
countries to revise their position. We
have ahead of us a hard struggle to im-
plement peace. I call on the Arab coun-
tries to join Egypt in this task," Khalil
said.
Palestine Liberation Organization
spokesman in Beirut reported "dozens"
of casualties in the air raids in
Lebanon. A radical Palestinian group
said at least three persons were killed.
THE ISRAELIS said the warplanes
hit Damour, a guerrilla-held town near
Beirut, and Ras el-Ain, a guerrilla base
near Tyre.
The raids were "an obvious reprisal
for our herioc operation in the Carmel
market," a PLO spokesman said.
The Israeli military announcement of
the air operation said so far this year 11
bombs planted by terrorists have killed
seven Israelis and injured 169 other
persons.
NEW PROBLEMS arose, meanwhile,
in the still-unfolding peace between
Egypt and Israel. The Egyptians ruled '
out a speedy opening of borders, and
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Committee Chairman Henry Jackson
yesterday began an effort to stop the
President from phasing out price con-
trols.
THE WASHINGTON State Democrat
said Carter's decontrol plan would
boost gasoline prices 15 to 20 cents a
gallon by 1981. Gasoline now costs bet-
ween 74 and 80 cents a gallon.
But his move to extend the man-
datory controls for two more years af-
ter their legal expiration on May 31 was
not given much chance of passage,
although it received the support of Sen.
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and 12
other Democrats.
Energy and related economic issues
dominated the news conference, during
which Carter only briefly referred to in-
ternational affairs.
ASKED HOW he could ensure oil
companies would use their profits for
exploration and increased production,
the President said: "That money
should. be ploughed back into increased
production of oil and gas and I would
favor any constraints placed on oil
companies by the Congress or ad-

two Israeli Cabinet ministers postponed
trips to Cairo in apparent anger over
what Israel considered to be a
provocative Egyptian statement.
Another change in plans was reported
from Cairo by Israel television. It said
ggyptian Foreign Affairs Minister.
Butros Ghali had postponed a
ceremony in the Sinai to exchange the
instruments for ratifying the peace
treaty.
Israel had planned the ceremony for
April 16. The report said Ghali wants
the exchange held after an, Egyptian
referendum on the treaty for which no
date has been set.
THE ONE POUND terrorist bomb

bombing
exploded at about noon at a fish-
monger's stall in the five block square
Tel Aviv market, an area just off Alen-
by Street with many smallst alls selling
produce, meat, clothing, and other
items.
Some shoppers noticed the package
but it exploded before it could be in-
vestigated.
"I ASKED WHO the package
belonged to," said one shopper. "I was
told it belonged to a woman.. . I walked
a few meters away an then it exploded.
All of a sudden there were wounded
people all over the place."
The air strikes were launched at 5:30
p.m.

Carter expeets oil profits
to be used for exploration

ministratively within, my own influence
to encourage that use of increased
revenues for oil and gas research."
Carter was asked if he would make
such action mandatory. "I don't know if
I can require it in every instance," he
replied. "But I would certainly favor
either laws or administrative actions to
put constraints so that they would
plough back that money."
But, in response to another question,
he said he did not think the energy
situation was serious enough to warrant
gasoline rationing.
ON OTHER issues, the President
said:
-He expected to see the inflation
rate, now running at about 11 per cent a
year, go down soon.
-Only a few issues of clarification
remained in strategic arms limitation
talks (SALT) -with the Soviet Union.
-There was no immediate prospect
of reintroducing a military draft.
-Allegations that his 1976 presiden-
tial campaign used money loaned to the -
family peanut business were "ab--
solutely and totally untrue."

Yahshagana falters

(Continued from Page 5)
associdtions. A woman who danced the
part of Radha@, Krishna's favorite mor-
tal mistress, slunk into sensual hip-shot
poses, rotated her head in isolation, and
raised her eyebrows evocatively.
Equally dextrous were her hands, an
expressive feature which Western
drama and choreography has never
fully explored.
Te reset of the danncing as e n-

seems unlikely considering the drum
and cymbal music that is reputed to at-
tract Indian villagers from a distance
of seven to ten miles.
IN ANY CASE, the company's most.
perceptive move was in condensing the
dramatization, which normally oc-
cupies an entire twelve-hour night, to a
bearable 90 minutes.,
The most entertaining part of the per-
rmanreas ethe exotic costumes'

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