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By The Associated Press
BRAZILIAN TERRORISTS kidnaped the Swiss ambassador
yesterday after shooting a Brazilian government agent assigned
to guard him.
The terrorists fled with 57-year-old Ambassador Giovanni En-
rico Bucher after scattering leaflets identifying themselves as mem-
bers of the National Liberation Alliance, an organization believed to'
have folded with the death of its leader last month.
It was Brazil's fourth political kidnaping since a rash of such
seizures began with the abduction of U.S. Ambassador C. Burke El-
brick on Sept. 4, 1969 in Rio de Janeiro. Elbrick was released after
the military government freed 15 prisoners held in connection with
politically inspired offenses.
ENGLISH AND WELSH electric p o w e r workers staged a
slowdown which tied up commuter trains and left millions of
homes without heat or light last night.
The nation braced for further trouble last night as militant la-
bor union members, in defiance of their national leadership, called
out half a million men for a one-day work stoppage to protest the JAMES FARME
government's proposed strike control law.J
The proposed law would make collective bargaining contracts tion, talks to neD
legally binding, and would provide for an obligatory 60-day "cooling and the Presider
off" period for strikes threatening a national emergency.
The government has warned the unions it will not back down on'
the antistrike law and says it has the support of most of the nation. COUNCIL
The stand by the heads of the country's biggest unions under-
mined a called Communist strike, the first since 1926.
Power workers said their go-slow tactics will continue until theirI
demands are met, but today's stoppage is a one-day affair. Frd
WASHINGTON (? - James Farmer, most widely known
black official in the administration, resigned yesterday in a
manner obviously intended to discourage speculation that
there had been any break with the President despite some
past criticisms of Nixon policies.
The outgoing assistant secretary of the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare, met for 26 minutes with
Prsident Nixon at the White House. Presidential press secre-
tary Ronald L. Ziegler then made public an exchange of
letters and told newsmen Farmer is leaving "on a very, very
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R, top-ranking black in the Nixon administra-
wsmen yesterday after resigning as assistant sec-
ept. of Health, Education and Welfare. Farmer
nt parted on the best of terms.
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PAKISTAN'S LEFTIST FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto led his socialist Pakistan People's Party to ant
unexpectedly strong showing early today in Pakistan's first gen-
eral election in history.
With about one-third of the vote counted, Bhutto's party was lead- DETROIT (N-The United Auto Workers and Ford Motor
ing in 33 of 82 Punjab constituencies, the largest bloc among the 137 Co. announced yesterday they had reached agreement on a
National Assembly seats being contested in West Pakistan. new contract.
According to early reports, about 60 per cent of the nation's 56 Details of the contract, covering 166,000 workers were
million eligible voters participated in the election of the 300-member withheld -pending a meeting of the union's Ford Council
National Assembly. Pakistan is now under the leadership of the mili- scheduled for 9:30 this morning.
tary. The agreement came after close to 28 hours of nonstop
Women turned out in unexpectedly heavy numbers. Minor squab- bargaining.
bles were reported in Lahor, Ranalpindi, Peshawar and Dacca, where Earlier in the day the Ford Council voted to drop a mid-
it was charged party workers tried to intimidate women voters and night strike deadline which had been set against the nation's
to mark the ballots of many illiterates. No. 2 automaker.
Eventually the National Assembly will elect women to 13 spec- The new pact was expected to closely follow the one
ially reserved seats. A constitution must be written within 120 days
after the President convenes it - or members will face another elec- the UAW won last month after a 10-week strike against
tion. General Motors.
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good basis" in his relations
with the chief executive.
Farmer's letter of resignation
said he wants to leave his post, ef-
fective Dec. 21, because of personal
considerations and added "I great-
ly appreciate the opportunity I
have had during the past year and
a half to further this administra-
tion's efforts on behalf of the
American people, particularly
blacks and other minorities."
Nowhere in his four-paragraph
letter did Farmer indicate any dis-
illusionment with Nixon's racial
policies, and, in conclusion, the
founder and former head of the
Congress of Racial Equality, told
the President, "I am available for
whatever service my future com-
mittments will allow."
Farmer did not have a major
voice in shaping administration
racial policies and was not involv-
ed in civil rights enforcement. His
post at HEW concerned depart-
ment management and child-de-
His one major victory came last
March when he persuaded the
White House to override a veto by
Mississippi Gov. John Bell Wil-
liams and continue federal fund-
ing for predominantly black Head
Start programs in the state.
Farmer's strongest criticism of
administration civil rights poli-
cies came in an interview last June
when he accused Nixon of "failing
to act as a spokesman for the
black community's aspirations."
He objected also to the Presi-
dent's so-called Southern Strategy
"The blacks started out distrust-
ing the President and nothing h a s
happened to change that," he said.
In his letter Nixon said he is
accepting the resignation with
deep regret, praised Farmer's work
and said his counsel has not been
limited to HEW "but has been
drawn upon and respected
throughout the administration.
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UAW won an immediate wage
boost averaging 51 cents an hour
for workers who earned $4.02 un-
der the previous contract. The
UAW also added early retirement
benefits and an unlimited cost of
living wage escalator.
Sources close to the bargaining
disclosed that as of dawn yester-
day there were only two major
issues that remained unsolved. One
concerned a non-economic mat-
ter and the other dealt with re-
troactive pay. The source declined
to elaborate on the non-economic
issue, but did disclose that the
pay issue centered around $20
million extra which the UAW de-
manded the company pay its
The UAW demanded that the
entire first-year pay increase be
dated to Sept. 24. Under a 51-cent
settlement, workers would get
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The undergraduate library will
be open from 8 a.m. until 5 a.m.,
starting Thursday, Dec. 10 and
continuing through Friday, Dec.
The special exam hours are to
accommodate the cramming which
is usually synonomous with exams.
The special hours also facilitate
the last-minute rush on reserve
books, as well as on books used as
sources for final papers and take-
The late hours also make it
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U.N. General Assembly yesterday
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international volunteer y outh
corps patterned after the U.S.
Its aim will be to channel ef-
forts of youth to aid developing
countries. The overseer w ill be
Paul G. Hoffman, 79-year-old
American advocate of expanding
help to "have-not" countries.
The action by the 127-nation
assembly came about two years
after the Shah of Iran proposed
such a corps in a speech delivered
at Harvard University.
The vote came on the same day
that Secretary-General U Thant
announced that Hoffman will
stay on for another year as ad-
ministrator of the U.N. Develop-
ment Program, the constantly ex-
panding effort for the develop-
The UNDP is a major source of
multilateral technical and prein-
vestment aid for the developing
countries, with an annual budget
of more than $250 million.
The recruiting, training and
managing of the volunteers and
their work will be p a r t of the
UNDP program administered by
No age limit was set for volun-
teers, but the resolution declared
that the active participation of
the younger generation "in all as-
pects of social and economic life
constitutes an important factor in
ensuring the increased effective-
ness of collective efforts necessary
for a better society."
Thant said in a report to the
current assembly that he already
had requests from various coun-
tries for more than 1,000 volun-
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