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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXV, No. 61

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 14, 1974

Ten Cents

Six Pages



EMU strike?
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) faculty
members have voted to go out on strike if current
talks with the EMU administration remain dead-
locked. The faculty, which is represented by the
American Association of University Professors,
has been involved in contract talks for four months.
The principle issues separating the two sides are
the tenure quota, faculty governance, grievances,
and salaries. A strike, which appears likely at
this time, could come soon after Thanksgiving.
Regental rendezvous
It's that time of month again: the University's
eight Regents will be converging here today from
all corners of the state, this time to discuss faculty
salaries and student records. Action is expected
tomorrow after the Regents review the administra-
tion's 13 per cent, faculty wage hike request, and
the projected effects of new federal legislation on
student access to academic and counseling records.
Button madness
Make room on your lapel for another- button next
to the WIN badge. The Ford Administraion is
currently using the WIN button to tell the public
to "Whip Inflation Now," but Gov. William
Milliken has some more explicit advice for con-
sumers - "Buy A Car" - and his aides are
kicking around the idea of a BAC button. The
governor indicated yesterday that he might buy
the idea. Milliken's press secretary George'Weeks
sketched the button at the appropriate moment -
during a meeting between Milliken and United
Auto Workers officials on the auto industry slump.
Arms and the woman
It's time for women to stop their awful manipu-
lation of men, says French author Esther Vilar,
and that's not all: women should be drafted as a
means of ending wars. Vilar, whose best-selling
books are titled The Manipulated Man and The
Polygamous Sex-Man's Right to Two Women, says
women would raise such a stink over being drafted
that-wars would soon become impractical. Female
soldiers, she adds, would "counteract any he-man
images of militarism"-hence making war less
attractive to machismo-minded males.
. are blossoming today. Grad student Kerry
Thomas will read and perform his own poetry,
Zombie Haiku, at noon in the Pendleton Library
. the Human Rights Party is holding a mass
meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the 5th floor of the
Union to discuss new directions . . . the Women's
Studies Program features Prof. Natalie Davis
lecturing on "Sexual Inversion in Early Modern
Europe" at 8 p.m. in Rackham Assembly Hall ...
Advance ticket sales begin today at Mendelssohn
Theatre for the UAC soph show, Damn Yankees,
which runs tonight thru Saturday . . . the Uni-
versity Theatre Program's presentation of The
Red Lantern goes into its secod showing tonight
at 8 p.m. in Trueblood Theatre . . . and Student
Government Council holds its weekly shenanigans
at 7:30 p.m. in Room 3X of the Union.
Sexism lives!
College fraternities and sororities and Girl Scout
groups will probably be allowed to continue slam-
ming their doors on the opposite sex, according to
a key government official. Director of the U.S.
Office for Civil Rights Peter Holmes predicted
yesterday that Congress will let the groups retain
their single-sexed ranks, exempting them from
the law against sex discrimination. The law pre-
sently calls for frats, sororities, and various youth
organizations receiving substantial aid from a
federally supported institution to open their doors
to both sexes. He said the law's final version won't
be out until early next year, to take effect in
the fall of 1975.

Be mrore explicit
The London distributors of a mail-order movie
called Love Positions were fined Tuesday - for
not showing enough positions. A customer who
sent for the film and another titled The Best'of
June Palmer was disappointed with their length
and complained to his local consumer protection
office. The office found that the movies fell short
of their advertised length of 200 feet and brought
summonses under the Trades Descriptions Act.
After being fined 115 dollars at Reading court, a
director of the film company said: "Love posi-
tions was short, probably because it was difficult
to sustain interest in a series of stationary poses."
On the inside .. .
The Editorial Arts Page features a review
of the Cleveland Quartet by David Burhenn, and
Wayne Johnson discusses the infamous Texas chain
saw murders . . . and on the Sports Page, John
Kohler writes about the Gordon Bell nobody knows.

Coal mm
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mpames reach
act agreement
Strike may end early

- President Arnold Miller
of the striking United Mine
Workers (UMW) announc-
ed last night that his union
has r e a c h e d tentative
agreement with coal oper-
ators on a "very good con-
tract" which he said could
end the nationwide coal
strike by Nov. 25.
Emerging from a day-
long bargaining session,
Miller said he thought he
would have no trouble sell-
ing the proposed agree-
ment to the 120,000 rank-
and - file union members,
who must vote their ap-
proval before the mines
can be reopened.
"THE BENEFIT package will
allow us to go back and eradi-
cate some of the gross inequi-
ties that have existed for
years," Miller told reporters.
The total cost of the contract
was not disclosed, but indica-
tions were that it could prove
to be the heftiest major labor
settlement this year.
Coal industry sources Usti-
mated the total increase in pay
and benefits for miners would
amount to 46 per cent over tae
' life of the three-year pact, wile
union sources put the over-:all
increase at closer to 40 per
The contract, if approved,
would provide wage increases
of nine per cent the first year
and three per cent in each of
the next two years.
THE MINERS would also re-
ceive, for the first time, cost-of-
living increases pegged to in-
creases in the government's
consumer price index.
The union chief immediately
summoned his 38-member bar-
gaining council from the coal
fields to a meeting lhere to-
day to consider the tentative
The council must first ap-
prove any contract before it is
submitted to the rank-and-file
for ratification - a process
Miller has said would take at
least 10 days.
THE COAL industry's chief
negotiator, Guy Farmer, call-
ed the union negotiators "very
hard bargainers - and I think
they've bargained themselves
into a very fine contract."
He declined to discuss the
specifics of the contract.
Farmer told reporters that
during the nine weeks of nego-
tiations they had one meeting
with President Ford and had
been in constant touch with W
J. Usery, head of the Federal
Mediation and Conciliation Serv-
In a statement after an-
nouncement of the accord, Us-
ery said he commended both
the UMW and the coal industry
"for the good-faith negotiations
which made their new agree-
ment possible."
HE ADDED: "I sincerely
hope that this tentative agree-
ment will provide the basis of
sound labor - management rela-
See COAL, Page 2

AP Photo
ARNOLD MILLER, president of the United Mine Workers,
speaks with reporters last night after union and coal com-
pany negotiators tentatively reached what Miller called "a
very good contract." He said he expected his membership
to ratify the pact.
R o k' e n iFC-swith h e l d fa c,-ts .
on book deal
WASHINGTON (1P--Bristling at comparisons with the Water-
gate scandal, Vice President-designate Nelson Rockefeller denied
yesterday that he tried to cover up his role in publication of a
book critical of a campaign opponent.
Rockefeller blamed his poor memory for his earlier statement
that he 'had -no connection with the campaign book. But he
apologized for h-is, faulty recollections and said he accepted full
responsibility for the incident.
AS THE Senate Rules Committee opened a second round of
hearings on his nomination, Rockefeller also defended his large

AP Photo
PALESTINIAN LEADER YASIR ARAFAT waves in response to the loud ovation he received
yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly. Arafat told the U.N. to expect more Middle
East conflict unless a new Arab state is created.

Arafa t



to create new state

gifts and loans to friends
associates as humanitarian
noncorrupting. He said
family's immense wealth
influence should not bar
from being vice president.


- Guerrilla leader Yasir Ara-
fat carried his cause to the
United Nations yesterday, of-
fering the world a choice of
continued violence or peace
based on the creation of a Pal-
estinian state on Israeli-occu-
pied land.
In an unprecedented appear-
ance before the General Assem-
bly, the head of the Palestine
keeplj l
Regional Common Cause offi-
cer John Hathaway will remain
in his post until January despite
charges by the organization's
national directors that he violat-
ed the group's non-partisan
guidelines orior to the Novem-
ber 5 election.
E-rlier this week, the local
(',mnmon Cause membership
deJTidd that "in the best in-
terests of the organization"
116thn-vay shold contirue as
co-nrri.-'-Pto, d'sTni.ehis con-

Liberation Organization (PLO)
urged Americans and Jews ev-
erywhere to turn their backs on
In less than ten years, Ara-
fat has blasted his way from
desert outposts to the inter-
national spotlight. See story,
Page 3.
ISRAELI Prime M i n i s t e r
Yitzhak Rabin said in Jerusa-
lem that Arafat based his
speech on principles that threa-
ten Israel's existence but that
the Israeli government must not
abandon the search for peace.
Arafat said the United Na-
tions, swelled by the addition in
recent years of newly indepen-
dent Third World countries,
"more clearly reflects the will
of the international community"

than it did when Israel was cre-
ated in Palestine.
SHAKING his finger as he
ended his speech, Arafat spid,
"I have come bearing an olive
branch and a freedom fighter's
gun. Do not let the olive branch
fall from my hand."
A holster and what appeared
to be the butt of a pistol pro-
truded from Arafat's right hip
pocket when he clasped his
hands over his head before and
after he spoke.
One of his bodyguards told a
reporter it was agun and said,
"It's not only real, it's loaded."
ISRAEL'S U. N. ambassador,
Yosef Tekoah, rebutted Arafat's
1 3/4-hour address in an after-
noon speech to the 133-nation
assembly. Tekoah called the
PLO "murderers who have
See ARAFAT, Page 2

As a national radio and tele-
vision audience listened, Rocke-
feller asked the committee:
"Am I the kind of man who
would use his wealth improperly
in public office? .
"Would my family background
somehow limit and blind me, so
that I would not be able to see
and serve the general good of
Americans? I think the answer
is no. I would not behave im-
properly. And I would not be
limited or blinded," he replied.
ROCKEFELLER was forced
to dwell at length on the book
by Victor Lasky about Arthur.
Goldberg, who ran against
Rockefeller for governor of New
York in 1970.
Rockefeller, followed by Gold-
See ROCKY, Page 2

GEO sets'
In a packed mass meeting at
the Union last night, the Grad-
uate Employes' Organization
(GEO) voted approval of Feb. 6
strike deadilne if a contract
agreement with the University
is not reached by that date.
In high spirits the union also
agreed on a contract settle-
ment of Jan. 30, and planned a
strike vote for Jan. 31 through
Feb. 5.
"THE WRITING is on the
wall," chief GEO negotiator
Michele Hoyman declared to
nearly 400 members gathered.
"We're not going to get a ,good
economic package unless it's
clear we're going to strike."
Union spokesman Dave Gor-
don agreed, but added: "We
would rather reach an agree-
GEO made plans last night
to begin "informational" picket-
ihg at public places-including
Regents' meetings. The picket-
ing, which will not illegally
block buildings, will continue
until the contract deadline on
Jan. 30.
GORDON placed the blame
for the impending strike on the
University bargaining t e a m,

Cavanagh hi1t with
lawsu'-it byStaebler
Democratic National Committee member Neil Staebler has
filed a $20 million slander suit against former Detroit mayor
Jerome Cavanagh in Washtenaw Circuit Court. The suit follows
by four months a $15 million libel lawsuit filed by Cavanagh
against Staebler and Lansing attorney Louis Rome.
Staebler's action represents a delayed response to Cava-
nagh's charges of libel, slander, and a conspiracy to defame
Cavanagh last summer. Staebler had initially dismissed Cava-
nagh's charges as "ludicrous."

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