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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedomn

/ol. LXXXV, No. 60

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November- 13, 1974

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Recession for real
A University economist yesterday said the na-
tion is in the throes of a deepening economic
recession, on top of rising inflation, and urged
swift government action to restore public con-
fidence. Jay Schmiedeskamp, director of the Sur-
vey'Research Center's quarterly consumer studies,
told a Dearborn meeting of the American Market-
ing Association's local chapter: "The recession in
consumer spending may be short if the appropriate
government actions are taken ... In particular, an
announced policy of substantially lower interest
rates is long overdue." It may be more than a
coincidence, that the White House yesterday offi-
cially used the term "recession" for the first time.
Press :Secretary Ron Nessen said new figures will
show a slowdown, of productivity and higher un-
employment, but did not mention lowered interest
rates as a solution.
Woody booed
And speaking of football, there's at least one
person who treated Woody Hayes' most recent tan-
;trum less than humorously. Miles McMillin, editor
and publisher of the Madison Capital Times, said
maw a column Monday that "Hayes is poisoning
Big Ten football just as Nixon poisoned the politics
of this nation." McMillin wrote, "I tuned in the
Ohio State - Michigan State game Saturday just
in time to see Woody Hayes put on another display
of the 'sportsmanship' for which he is noted. This
time it wasn't a photographer or one of his own
players or breaking up the yardmarkers. This
I ---
time he marked the occasion .of his defeat by slug-
ging a young kid who made the mistake of ap-
proachin~g his imperial majesty. And if you think
that there isn't a revulsion against Hayes as there
is against Nixon, you missed all the signs of na-
tional exultation over the weekend at the news
of Michigan State's historic victory," he added.
Dexter uproar
A municipal finance scandal has hit the nearby
town of Dexter. Harry Peters, the village's clerk
for the past 25 years, has resigned with an ad-
mission he is "solely responsible" for unaccounted
expenditures of Dexter's refuse collection, sewer
and water funds. The resignation, which Peters
announced in a personally delivered note to Dexter
Council members, cam e as the state treasury
department was probing apparent irregularities ,
the town's accounts. Peters said he has accounted
for the fund shortages but refused to comment
further, saying, "My lawyer's taking care of thist
matter iow." State officials would not describe the
extent of their investigation or the amounts of
city money involved.
Pres cearynones adnwfgrswl
City Councilwoman Carol Jones (D-Second Ward)
yesterday announced she will seek re-election next
April. When first elected in 1973, Jones was the
youngest council member in the city's history.
Now 21, Jones graduated from the University last
August with a degree in Urban Studies. "I have
enjoyed the opportunity of serving the Second
Ward," Jones said. "Unfortunately the Republican
majority toas stood in the way of progress "
Yesterday we reported that New Yorke film
critic Paul Kael is coming to speak here. Well, we
didn't mean to suggest that anyone ad a sex
change operation. The well-known critic is still
Pauline Kael. The mistake was ours.
Hahi nin s a m
t. feature the opening of Professional Theatre
Productions 'The Red Lantern," an adapted Show-
case Series version of New China's most widely-
acclaimed opera. The shod starts at 8 p.m. in
Trueblood Theatre . Th Also at 8 p.m., an intro-

ductory lecture on transcendental meditation will
be given in the League's Henderson Room . . .
Another form of meditation-"Silva Mind Control"
-will be explained in Alice Lloyd's Red Carpet
Lounge at 3:30 p.m. . . . the Ski Team is holding
a mass meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Union's Kuen-
zel Room . . . the city's Democrats will meet at
8 p.m. at 1106 S. Forest .- . . the noon luncheon
discussion topic at Guild House is "Values in Per-
sonal Relationships," with soup and sandwiches
for 40 cents . . . The University's Women's Com-
mission meets at noon in the Ad. Bldg.'s Regents
Room to talk about intercollegiate athletics . .
And you can meet the basketball team at 6:30 p.m.
in Crisler Arena. The annual "Meet the Wol-
verines" night includes autographs and an intra-
squad scrimmage.
On the inside .. .
Beth Nissen writes about passing the moral
buck on today's Editorial Page . . . composer
Charles Ives, oatmeal cookies and the latest chap-
ter in France's "Winegate" drama fill the Arts-
Food Page . . . and on the Sports Page, Jeff
Liebster interviews swimming coach Gus Stager.
On the outside...
Winter is in the air. A storm system located






Steel, railroad layoffs begin

WASHINGTON (P)-Union and industry
negotiators pursued an elusive settlement
of the day-old miners' strike yesterday as
railroad and steel workers faced layoffs
and the nation's biggest electrical producer
called for emergency cutbacks.
Officials of both the United Mine Work-
ers (UMW) and the coal operators reported
they continued to narrow differences over
a new contract, but avoided predictions of
when they might come to teems. However,
both sides indicated they were intensifying
their efforts.
DURING A DINNER break, UMW President
Arnold Miller said that while the negotiating
situation had not improved "all that much,"
there was now a "feeling of urgency" toward
the need for a settlement. With his union now onr
strike, he said "every day down is very im-
Guy Farmer, the chief industry negotiator,
said both sides had finished discussing the issues
and were now "at the point where we can start
settling issues. It may be getting down to the
beginning of the end."
Miller has vowed that his 120,000 striking
members "will not be bludgeoned" into an un-
acceptable contract no matter how great the
public oressure for ending the walkout.
IN DETROIT, the United Auto Workers' execu-
tive board pledged the union's "full support" to
the miners even though auto workers face po-
tentially more layoffs as a result of the coal
The strike is likely to last two to three weeks,
assuming a settlement is reached this week and
is approved by the rank-and-file miners. The
ratification is expected to take about 10 days.
Scattered picketing and a report of a minor
shooting in Virginia -marked the first day of the
strike which has closed mines in 25 states and

choked off 70 per cent of the nation's coal supply.
Some union mines in the West continued to
The Tennessee Valley Authority, with only a
42-day coal supply, urged governors in its seven-
state power service area to take emergency
action to reduce electrical use "to avoid or post-
pone cutoffs which could result from a prolonged
coal strike."
The strike took its first toll in employment as
the Penn Central Railroad laid off 1,500 workers,
and the Norfolk & Western up to .350.
MOST STEELMAKERS continued operating
normally, but U.S. Steel said it is banking nine
of its blast furnaces immediately and eight more
by Friday, resulting in layoffs of 13,700 em-
ployes by week's end. Board Chairman Edgar
Speer said the reduction would cut raw steel
production by 25 per cent.
The federal. government, for the time being,
has adopted a hands-off policy to avoid inter-
fering in the negotiations. But Labor Secretary
Peter Brennan indicated the administration would
invoke the Taft-Hartley Act to order the miners
back to work if they rejected a tentative settle-
ment "and the strike looks like it's going on
UNION AND industry negotiators have tenta-
tively agreed on a large part of the new three-
year contract with the snarl apparently over the
final trade-offs between money issues and non-
economic' demands.
Guy Farmer, the industry's chief bargainer,
has said the final package will exceed any in-
dustrial settlement negotiated this year, an in-
dication that it will top 40 per cent in wages and
With coal demand soaring to meet the nation's
energy needs and the companies' profits at record
levels, the UMW is demanding perhaps its largest
'contract ever to make up for 20 years of falling
behind other unions.


GEO reach accord,

on two contract, points

AP Photo
RUSSELL KELNER, operations chief of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) sits with a,.38-caliber
revolver in front of him during a news conference at JDL headquarters in New York. Kel-
ner said Monday night that his organization would not let Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat leave
the country alive, threatening, "We are prepared to assassinate Arafat." The FBI reported Kel-
ner had been arrested yesterday on charges stemming from the threat.
P 00
LO rpresntaive

By Al and Reuther
NEW YORK - Palestinian
guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat's
top lieutenant arrived in New
York yesterday, preceding his
chieftain here amidst the tight-
est security net in the city's
The Jewish Defense League
(JDL) announced Monday it
had already marked Arafat for
death, and one of its members
was arrested in connection with
the threat yesterday.
IN A PRESS conference at
JDL headquarters here Mon-
day night, Russell Kelner, who
described himself as the organ-
ization's operations officer, said,

in 'New
"We have trained men who will
make sure that Arafat and his
lieutenants do not leave New
York alive."
Asked exactly what he meant,
Kelner replied, "We plan to
assassinate him."
A .38-caliber revolver lay on
a table before him.
THE FBI later announced
that it had arrested Kelner in
New York last night on a charge
that he "caused an interstate
communication containing a
threat to injure Yasir Arafat
and others." He was ordered
held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Farouk Al-Kaddumi, second
to Arafat in command of the


Palestine Liberation Organiza-
tion (PLO), arrived at Kennedy
airport early yesterday evening.
A 20-car motorcade, with eight
shotgun-toting police marksmen
aboard in bullet-proof vests,
battled rush-hour traffic for
more than an hour to bring Al-
Kaddumi from Kennedy airport
to the Waldorf Astoria hotel,
where security was also tight.
MEANWHILE, Arafat left
Cairo in a special plane during
the day, en route to the opening
of the United Nations Palestine
debate today.
Arafat's travel plans to New
York were not disclosed because
See PLO, Page 7

University negotiators and the
Graduate Employes Organiza-
tion (GEO) agreed yesterday to
provide teaching fellows with
free course-related texts and
allow paid time off for jury
duty, as the two sides attempt-
ed to resolve minor issues be-
fore handling the bigger ones.
There was only minor dis-
cussion of the economic pack-
age offered the teaching assist-
ants' union last week, most of
which was intended to clarify
difficult wording, but GEO says
it will reply to the University
offer at Friday's session.
reply are not yet public and
in many cases are not even
finalized, sources inside the
union say that the package
*Reintroduce a tuition wai-
ver demand rejected by the
University, but will concede
that the waiver apply onlyndur-
ing the graduate employe's ap-
pointment. The original demand
had asked for a one and a half
semester waiver for every se-
mester taught, allowing a teach-
ing fellow who has taught two
years to finish his third year
4 Reintroduce demands for
a cost of living provision that
would increase pay as the cost

of living rises. This was re-
jected by the University as too
costly and will be presented in
an altered form by GEO, which
claims the provision is vital to
its members.
* Contain *a wage demand
somewhat more moderate than
the original 25 per cent across
the board request but well
above the University offer of
eight per cent.
THE SESSION, which was
frequently interrupted as the
two sides broke to discuss pro-
posals privately, remained gen-

erally calm and business-like-
until GEO reintroduced a de-
mand limiting class size.
The issue is likely to be an
important one in the negotia-
tions. GEO contends that .the
demand is both educationally
and economically important,
and is not likely to back down
on' the demand.
T h e University maintains
that class size should be de-
termined by the departmental
level - a recurring argument
which they are not. likely to
See 'U', Page 7

Vidal: 1sImparting
a swb's' w*isdom
He looked like the stereotyped University professor: his
green-striped shirt was somewhat at odds with his patternedy
tie; he wore a brown plaid sports coat, and his gray hair was
a conciliatory length; just below the ears.
The minute he spoke, however, he was. unmistakably
author and satirist Gore Vidal-urbane, aristocratic, witty and
unexpectedly g e n i a 1 for the man who has been termed
"America's most ingratiating snob."
THE GENIALITY was needed. 'Thanks to a five dollar.
admission charge and a sell-out crowd months in advance,.
there was a shortage of blue jeans in yesterday's audience.z
InsteaJ, the crowded Mendelssohn Theater was filled with
female members of the Waterman Alumni Association, the

KalImbach says lie
knew contributions
went for cover-u
President Richard Nixon's for-
mer personal attorney Herbert
Kalmbach testified yesterday
that from the start of a drive
to raise money for the Water-
gate break-in defendants, he
knew secrecy was required to
conceal the involvement of
Nixon's re-election committee.
His voice and hands trembling
and his eyes filling with tears,
Kalmbach told the Watergate
cover-up -trial how he doled
out thousands of dollars in cash
as paymaster for the defen-
AT ONE POINT, Kalmbach
broke down crying and U.S.
District Judge John Sirica call-
ed a brief recess so the witness
could regain his composure.
Kalmbach, a corporate law-
yer before he became Nixon's
personal attorney, told how he
and a former New York City
policeman Anthony Ulasewicz
worked together to arrange
secret deliveries of cash to the
break-in defendants.
Kalmbach testified as a prose- -
cution witness at the trial of
five former Nixon administra-
tion and campaign aides. He
currently is serving a six-to-18

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