Wednesday, November 6, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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WASHINGTON VP) - Federal
mediators were trying yester-
day to resolve new impasse in
coal talks that threatens a na-
tionwide coal strike, but no pro-
gress was reported in attempts
to get both sides back to the
Contract negotiations broke off
abruptly when union bargainers'
walked out early yesterday, ac-
cusing management of forcing a
A SPOKESMAN for the Fed-
eral Mediation Service said the
government's top mediator, W.
J. Usery has since been in
contact with both industry and
union negotiators and was trying
hard to get the talks going
In a statement, Usery said:
"I sincerely believe that both
parties are working very hard
to consummate an agreement.
They are at work on their posi-<
tions and I would hope and ex-
pect bargaining to continue."
At the White House, Press
Secretary Ron Nessen said in
response to a question, "it would
be very premature" to discuss
possible invocation of the Taft-
Hartley Labor Relations Act by
President Ford to bar a strike
I next week.
global food bank'
WASHINGTON (M~ - Henry
Petersen, who directed the early
Watergate investigation and re-
layed reports of grand jury pro-
gress to former President Rich-
ard Nixon, is resigning as assist-
ant attorney general.
Speaking with reporters yes-
terday after his resignation was
announced at the White House,
Petersen defended his decision
to relay the information to the
"IF YOU CAN'T trust the
President of the United States
you are in trouble, that's all
there is to it," he said. "I'm
afraid that if I had to do it all
over again, I would do it," he
Petersen said the controversy
affected his ability to work in
the Justice Department.
"I feel that my credibility has
been affected -and I think that's
terribly important in a job such
as the assistant attorney gen-
eral," he said.
PETERSEN, whose most re-
cent assignment has been di-
recting the criminal division,
will retire Dec. 31 after 27
years with the department.
Petersen said his decision to
retire was affected by two
Under the federal pay system,
he said, he was ernsing only
$100 more per month than he
would receive in benefits if he
Then, referring to the Water-
gate controversy, he said: "The
events of the past counle of
years have taken their toll. It's
ben agavery weardit, hexri
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Wednesday, November 6, 1974
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ROME OP) - Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger challeng-
ed the World Food Conference
yesterday to ignore national dif-
ferences and establish a global
food bank to provide reserves
for fighting famine.
He said the United States
has an open mind about a new
world food authority "to fuse
our efforts and provide leader-
ship" for the war on hunger.
"LET THE nations gathered
here resolve to confront the
challenge, not each other," he
told delegates of more than 100
nations at the opening session of
the 11-day conference. "Let us
agree that the scale and sever-
ity of the task require a colla-
borative effort unprecedented in
As the American secretary of
state appealed for unity, Italian
leftists marched through the city
and demonstrated at the Collos-
seum against his presence in
Rome, and terrorists attacked
an American firm for the fourth
day. The strong Italian Com-
munist party is angry because
of alleged American meddling
in Italian politics.
During his stay of less than
a day, Kissinger constantly was
shadowed by Italian and Amer-
ican security forces, including
200 policemen outside the Vati-
can when Kissinger went in for
a visit with Pope Paul VI. He
also met with Italian politicians
and the Argentine and Greek
KISSINGER, the main speak-
er at the conference's opening,
was not off the speaker's ros-
trum an hour before the Argen-
tine, Alberto Vignes, began wnat
is expected to be a systematic
assault on the United States and
other affluent countries as being
too well-fed and too rich.
Vignes charged that the Unit-
ed States is partially responsible
for the world's monetary and
food crises and said:y
"By way of reparation of the
damage that it has caused the
world with the devaluation of its
currency, the United States
should allocate a significant por-
tion of the food it produces
toward covering the needs of
those countries that do not have
enough to pay."
of the United Nations, K u r t
Waldheim, also assailed the dis-
parity between the industrial and
the underdeveloped countries in
his address that opened the con-
ference. "The great differences
in the consumption habits be-
tween the rich and the poor
societies . . . become indefen-
sible in periods of penury and
shortage," Waldheim said.
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"WE DON'T have a strike," which depend on steel.
said Nessen. "The President THE FORD administration
hopes there will be no strike." has prepared strike contingeacy
Nessen acknowledged Ford did plans that call for diverting coal
not have to wait for a strike to supplies from some electric
occur in order to invoke Taft- utilities ot other industries, an ,.
Hartley. embargo on coal exports and
The press secretary also said voluntary power cutbacks.
the President has studied a gov- The UMW reportedly is seek- $
ernment analysis of the likely ing a settlement at least equal
economic impact of a strike and to the 38 to 42 per cent wage
commented, "It is not a happy and benefit increase over three
prospect." years won by steelworkers ear-
A SPOKESMAN for manage- lier this year.
ment negotiators said he doubt- MOST non-economic issues
ed the talks could resume until had been resolved by last week,
the union responds to industry's including the union's priority for
latest proposals. "The next step improving mine safety.
is up to the union," he said. The main outstanding issues
"We're not only willing but Th manotadigsue
"witi r nthe o cllg u are wages and a cost-of-living
wa ion o ffici oalld uh spo-escalator clause and sick pay,Auno ofi al s d th pr tw><:_<:
tothings which many Indus-
posals "aren't serious"and
that nothing had changed since trial unions now have but which
President Arnold Miller of the the UMW does not. .
United Mine Workers decided to Coal miners currently e a r n
break off the talks. between $41 and $50 a day.
"With what they've handed us With coal selling at recard UNITED MINE WORKERS PR
tonight, they've declared a prices, the UMW says the in- from Guy Farmer, general cou
strikeain the coal fields," Miller dustry can afford to be gener- secretary-treasurer sits on Mill
said as he left a union caucus ous this year and give the mn- coal strike.
without notifying the mine own- ers a share of the profits.
ers waiting in a nearby room.
"THERE'S NOT a sufficientr
amount of time left for ratifi BUTTERFIELD TESTIFIES:
cation, and the membership
would not ratify what they gave
us," Miller declared.t
Guy Farmer, chief negotiator
for the Bituminous Coal Operat-
ors Association, fated caller Mil-
ler's statement "incredible,"
and said he couldn't "conceive
how anyone coud say what we art Verifying
gave them was a provoca*ion
for a strike."
The UMW's contract covering WASHINGTON (P) - Water- A PRINCIPAL issue involved
120,000 members in 25 states gate prosecutors won a prelim- is the prosecutors' attempt to
expires at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 12 inary victory yesterday in a use tapes which they can't au-
and coa miners have a tradition developing battle over the use thenticate through the testimony
of "no contract, no work," The of White House tapes as evi- of a participant in the conversa-d
unions says it would take about dence in the Watergate cover-up tion.a
10 days for a contract to be trial.
gratified by the :memnbership,' "This court believes this evi-
which produces two-thirds of Overruling objections from de- dence should be submitted to
the nation's coal. - fense attorneys, U.S. District the jury as a preliminary mat-
A WAKOU prbaby wuldJudge Jhn Sirica permitted the ter," Sirica said after hearingr
begin Saturday morning at the prosecutors to being presenting arguments from opposing con-
end of this week's final produ:- evidence authenticatinget a p e s sel. "The court will then rule1
tion shift. The miners would 'ej even though the judge hasn'tI nteadisbliyo.h
uikl s t returnets work te yet decided whether they can on the admissibility of the
unlikely to return to work the be used as evidence, tapes."t
following Monday, the final days
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several hours after management Day Calendar Seminar: R. Crowner, "What To Dor
e said Wednesday, November 6 Until The Computer Comes - Thet
presented what Farmer WUOM: Bill Moyers, "Personal Re- Dilemma of the Smaller Company,"
was a substantial offer wrappiag flections on the Current State of 229 W, Eng., 4 pm.
up all issues. National Affairs," 9:35 am. General Physics Colloquium: Aden
WITH COAL stockpiles al- Computing Ctr.: T. Boardman, Meinel, U. of Arizona & Kitt Peak
ready low, industry spokesper "Computer Systems in Broadcast- Observatory, "Physics and Politicst
ready saysteel m sa oapel- ing NFL Football," 130 P&A Bldg., of Solar Energy," P&A Colloq. Rm.,C
snsa stemilan colnoon. 14 pm.c
burning electric power plants women's Caucus, History Dept.: Musical Society::Andre Watts,
would be hard hit by a strie "Survival for Undergrad Women pianist, Hill Ad., 8:30 pm.
otMajoring in History," 4th Flr., Career Planning & Placement V
The Tennessee Valley Author- Haven Fall, 1 pm. 3200 SAB, 764-7456t
ity, the nation's largest producer Library Science: Andrew N. de 2nd "Career Opportunities for
of electricity, says its coal re- Heer, dir., Res. Library on African , women" luncheon will be Thurs.,
serves have dwindled to about Affairs, "Library Developments in Nov. 7 at League, Conf. Rms. 4 &5.
0-sW. Africa," Rackham Aud., 2 pm. Bus. Afrom. Dun & Brad.ee &s
a 4-da suplyand already has Women's studies: Miriam Prank, p, froms Columbia U/rad.Sche.;
asked customers to cut back "Else Laker-Schuler and the Frau- Bankers' Iife & Casualty will dis-
use of electricity 20 per cent. ensbewegung," 1508 LSA, 2:30 pm. cuss business opportunities; bring
Steel companies have a two-to- Botany: Dr. Edward J. Klekowski, lunch or use cafeteria, noon.
Jr., U. of Mass., "Ferns - Potential All PhD Cands.: International
four week supply of coal onr' Bioassay Systems of Mutagenic Pol-- Studies Assoc. announces 20 short
hand. Intants," 1139 Nat. Sci., 4 pm. term fellowships for dissertation
Steel production would begin Appi. Mech., Eng. Sci.: Wm. R. research on U. s. involvement in
Schowalter, "Some Examples of intern'i affairs. Fellowships provide
to falter after the first week Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics," support for archival work, analysis
of a coal strike, and layoffs 325 w. Eng., 4 pm. of library materials, interviews &
would begin to ripple through statistics Seminar: Bock Kim, policy makers. 3 mos. maintenance
the industry and eventually "On Histogram Type Density Esti- (approx $300 per mo), travel support
spread to other industries such mation," 3227 Angell, 4 pm; coffee & 2 day workshop. Deadline Dec.
.iserved, 1447 Mason, 3:30 pm. 31. Ck CP&P on how to submit
as automobiles and construction, Industrial & Operations Eng. appi.
William Hundley, lawyer for
Mitchell, said that playing tap-
es which include incriminating
references to Mitchell could
deny him his right to face his
Daniel Mahan, an FBI agent,
testified he interviewed b o t h
Mitchell and Ehrlichman as
part of his assignment "to de-
termine all the persons involved
in the break-in."
MITCHELL was interviewed
on July 6, 1972, and according
to Mahan's written report, he
stated, "he had no knowledge
of the break-in of the Democrat-
ic National Committee head-
quarters other than what he has
read in newspaper accounts of
On July 26 1972, Ehrlichman
told Mahan "that he is in pos-
session of no information rela-
tive to th break-in of the Demo-
cratic National Committee head-
quarters on June 17, 1972, otner
than what he has read in the
way of newspaper accounts of
ESIDENT Arnold Miller lights a cigarette as he sits on the opposite side of the bargaining table
Ansel to the coal industry, left, at a Washington Hotel Monday night. Harry Patrick, UMW
er's right as they resume negotiations hoping to end the impasse that threatens a nationwide
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LIGHTS OF NEW YORK (at 7& 8)
A very early sound film-the first, in fact, to have sound from start to
finish. It was also one of the first gangster films, and its success led to
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LILLIAN GISH in 1926
LA BOHEME (at 9i
Based on the Puccini opera, this silent is considered by many, including
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Broken Blossoms) finest screen performance. With John Gilbert.
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Opera with a Difference
Over five thousand years of Chinese cultural heritage is embodied in Chinese Opera
Theatre, as this 80-member company from Taiwan prsents a special non-subscription
performance this weekend. Unlike any familar Western opera, Chinese opera combines
singing, dancing, pantomime, acrobatics, clowning, and ritual sword fighting-
lavishly costumed total theater. On the program will be highlights from six of the
most famous operas currently being presented in Taiwan.
Concert on Sunday afternoon, November 10
Hill Auditorium, 2:30
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