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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, February 5, 1978-Page 7


Coal conflicts continue

Sw eet dream s Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
Well, it sure ain't Montego Bay and that's not sand beneath this unidentified sleeper. But wlhen it's only February and
over a month of winter is still left, a little wishful thinking never hurt anybody.

By The Associated Press
More violence was reported yester-
day in the Appalachian coalfieds as
striking members of the United Mine
Workers (UMW) continued their at-
tempts to close non-UMW mining
The latest confrontation in the 61-day
nationwide coal strike came one day af-
ter UMW member John Hull, 32, of
Patoka, Ind., was shot to death during a
disturbance at a non-union mine at
Petersburg, Ind.
IN WASHINGTON, negotiations bet-
ween the union and the Bituminous Coal
Operators Association were recessed
for the weekend. Federal mediators
planned to keep in touch with both
sides, but the talks, which as late as
Friday appeared close to a settlement,
apparently lost mementum.
In Alabama, police were in-
vestigating a protest in which 200
miners hurled sticks of dynamite at
police. And a group of West Virginia
miners announced plans for a caravan
tonight into eastern Kentucky to try to
stop the flow of non-UMW coal.
At Conesville, Ohio, about 30 pickets
remained outside a Columbus and
Southern Electric Co. plant, trying to
stop the arrival of additional coal. The
plant received a shipment of 39
carloads Friday, enough to operate the
facility for half a day, according to
company officials.
ONE PICKET tried, but failed, to
block the train with his car, police said.
Authorities said the man was not
Plant employes scheduled for yester-
day's shift refused to cross the picket
line and about 120 overnight-workers
waited until three busloads of
replacements could arrive from
Columbus. The Coshocton County
business tax has been a disaster. The
performance clearly did not equal
the promise.
"Milliken has said he would veto
any attempts to repeal the single
business tax. He has fought efforts all
year long to relieve small businesses
of the burdens," McCollough re-
McCollough has no qualms about
taking on an incumbent governor.
Confident that Milliken has eroded
his base of support with his handling
of the PBB crisis, McCollough hopes
to reap the benefits in an election
THE DEMOCRAT must first, how-
ever, break out of the traditional
Democratic pattern established by
State Senator Sander Levin in two
successive tries against Milliken.
That is, the Democratic candidates
usually carry only southeastern
Michigan, including the big three
counties - Oakland, Macomb and
Wayne, home of populous and Demo-
cratic Detroit.
McCollough also faces the hurdle of
the April/August primary which may
see an already crowded field expand.
But, McCollough insisted, "My
only opponent is Milliken."

Sheriff's Department escorted the bus
and warned the strikers that every
available deputy had been placed on
The utility obtained a court order
earlier in the week to prevent the
miners from interfering with the
plant's operation.
DEPUTIES ALSO were out in full
force in Hocking County, Ohio, where a
truck driver claimed roving pickets
assaulted him and forced him to dump
his load of coal along a highway.,
The driver, who was not identified,
said he broke loose from the men and
fled, but claimed one of them fired a
shot at him.
Meanwhile, businesses and utilities
report the strike is bringing great har-
dship to hundreds of thousands of
people, but some political leaders
dispute these claims.
STREET LIGHTS are off in Colum-
bus, Ohio; Indiana is in a state of
emergency; some 6,500 railwaymen

U.S. wants Vietnam
to recall ambassador

MeCollough attacks g
(Continued from Page 1) s.state representative in the 31st

overnor s r

are laid off. Power cutbacks are in ef-
fect or threatened in states from
Virginia into the Midwest.
And if the strike lasts much longer,
some officials and utilities east of the
Mississippi River say, it could affect
large numbers of jobs.
1Vnless coal supplies start moving
within two weeks, "It means that
business will have to curtail up to 50
percent usage and that would mean as
many as 100,000 layoffs in southwestern
Ohio," said Ed Woelking, a spokesman
for the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of
Some officials are resisting utilities'
calls for help, with Maryland's acting
Gov. Blair Lee saying he wants no part
in "scare headlines."
But Norman Wagner, vice president
of Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co.,
called the situation "critical" in his
state late last week and said a 50-day
figure for coal stockpiles there is

energy project as well as a large
Ford plant.
"Milliken is a very lazy politician
- and a very lucky one - who's en-
joyed a favorable. media and never
does much campaigning. You'll nev-
er see the lights on in the governor's
office after 5 o'clock at night. He
spends long weekends in Traverse
McCollough, 35, has represented
the 10th District, including West
Detroit and Dearborn, since being
elected to the state senate in 1970. His
mother, Lucille McCollough, is the

MC COLLOUGH said the theme of
his own campaign will be responsive-
ness to citizens. As governor, he
would be more accessible than
Milliken has been, McCollough prom-
"I think the government should be
brought closer to the people. I would
use the governor's residence more
often. I would have a mobile gover-
nor's office and take it across the
state. I think one of the problems
with the governor is, just frankly,.

The Fool' takes his

he's afraid to rub elbows with the
people," he said.
"We need a governor who takes re-
sponsibility for the operation of state
government," McCollough contin-
ued. "This kind of governor will see
that the departments operate effi-
ciently. (He will) go down in those
departments and not just deal with
the top people,"
HE TERMED Milliken's handling
of the PBB contamination problem
"disgraceful," blaming it on "ignor-
ance, incompetence and indiffer-
ence" within the current state ad-
McCollough charged that Milli-
ken's handling of the Seafarer sub-
marine communications network
proposed for the Upper Peninsula
has been politically motivated.
"I think people ought tb know that
Milliken played a large role in
getting Seafarer invited here in the
first place," he said. "His mythical
veto is to protect the flanks. I don't
know any veto the governor has over
federal installations."
MC COLLOUGH also attacked
Milliken's single business tax, which,
he said, "shifted taxes away from
profits onto payroll. The single

Department spokesman yesterday said
the department still is awaiting an of-
ficial response to its demand that Viet-
nam withdraw its United Nations am-
bassador who is accused of passing
secret American cables to Hanoi.
the State Department announced on
Friday it was ordering Dinh Ba Thi,
head of the Vietnames delegation to the
United Nations, to leave the United
States after he was named an unindic-
ted co-conspirator in a spy case.
"WE HAVE received no official
communication from them," depar-
tment spokesman John Trattner said.
"We have made a request that he
leave and we expect him to do so."
Trattner would not say what measures
might be taken if the ambassador did
not leave voluntarily.
The Vietnames U.N. mission publicly
has challenged the right of the United
States to expell a diplomat to the inter-
national body, headquartered in New
York, and said Thi "will continue to
carry out normally his duty as the
representative of the Socialist Republic
of Vietnam to the United Nations."
THI RECEIVED the backing of two
United Nations groups yesterday.
The U.N.'s 86-member non-aligned
group and the 12-member Communist
group both say they are seeking
meetings with U.N. Secretary Kurt
Waldheim on Thi's behalf.
Trattner said the State Department
had not received official notice

corresponding to the public announ-
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's order
for Thi's expulsion to the Hanoi gover-
nment through U.N. Secretary Kurt
The U.S. mission to the U.N. called
Thi's "involvement.,., in an espionage
case" as "outside his official capacity"
and an "abuse of the privileges of
residence" accorded diplomats under a
1947 agreement.
The indictment said the cables were
passed through Vietname's U.N.
mission, headed by Thi.
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sense have no genitals. You don't
have the appetites most humans
have," Feit explains.
Feit insists, "It's sort of sacreli-
gious," to portray clowns like Ronald
McDonald. Clowning, he says, is "not
the same as selling hamburgers at
Feit studied for eight years to
become a 'Jesuit priest, eventually
leaving the order to assume the role
of a professional fool. He claims he's
been one "consciously for five or six
years," though he is not sure why or'
how he became interested in clown-
ing. At one point, he says, he felt
"something deep inside" calling him.
"THIS IS A full-time occupation,
being a fool," Feit explains. He has
traveled extensively, giving presen-
tations involving mime, puppetry,
poetry and story-telling. He recently
returned from Africa, where he
studied with local story-tellers and
Feit is currently installed in Can-
terbury House as the University's
self-proclaimed "resident fool" for
winter term. He says he serves as a

"resource person",-presenting dem-
onstrations and workshops in class-
rooms and dormitories, and working
with the counseling center and the
Office of Ethics and Religion.
Feit says he serves an important
purpose at the University. "Fools are
supposed to keep people honest," he
explains. "The king and the pope
used to have a fool. Maybe the
University needs one, too.
"IT'S A DELICATE task to walk a
tightrope, and that's what we're
trying to do - keep our balance."
Feit conducted an informal work-
shop at Canterbury House yesterday,
where he led participants, decked in
whiteface, through a series of simple
pantomime routines. The partici-
pants, at the Fool's suggestion, wore
their makeup as they walked home to
experience what Feit calls the reality
of the whiteface.
As for his motivation for being an
itinerant fool, Feit says his audi-
ences, which range from college
students to religious groups to prison
inmates, find a purpose in his
actions. "It certainly keeps me
sane," he adds. "It gives me balance
in life.'

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all Reside-nts

" Group living on North and Central Campus
" People sharing work, decisions, good times
" Room, board, utilities, laundry and more
" Savings of at least $10/mo. over dorm rates

Registration for Re-Application will take place in
your hall on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1978. You
must register in order to be eligible to return to
your hall next year. Contact your staff for specific
instructions. If you want to return, you must
register!! !

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