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Striking state farmers
close livestock exchange

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, January 10, 1978-:,Page 5
After summer off the hook,

Switchboard is back

By United Press International
Striking Michigan farmers braved
bitterly cold temperatures and driv-
ing snow yesterday as they succeed-
ed in closing a southwestern live-
stock exchange for several hours.
The tractor blockade at the Michi-
gan Livestock Exchange terminal in
Cassopolis came as somewhat of a
surprise. Although such activities
were planned, a spokesperson for the
farmers said earlier in the day
blockades would not be staged until
later in the week.
CASS COUNTY authorities said the
farmers blocked all traffic to and
from the Cassopolis terminal during
the morning hours but agreed in the
afternoon to let a few trucks through.
The striking farmers, primarily
from nearby Buchanan, remained
outside the terminal throughout the
day despite temperatures in the
teens and heavy snow, whipped by
strong winds, that closed many roads
in the area.
Authorities said the demonstration
was peaceful.
At the same time, a group of
farmers converged on a livestock ex-
change terminal in Washtenaw Coun-
ty in hopes of convincing more
farmers to join their ranks.
LOUIS SAUNDERS, an official at


the American Agriculture Move-
ment's state office in Coldwater, said
farmers from Lansing, Coldwater
and Tecumseh gathered at the
Manchester site.
Saunders said the farmers planned
demonstrations each day this week.
"We plan blockades this week but
first we want to talk with more farm-
ers," Saunders said. "We will shut
them (the exchanges) down after we
talk some.
"We'll visit one every day and talk.
First Manchester, then Battle Creek,
Vandalia and Coldwater. Then we'll

close them."
THE BLOCKADES were aimed at
halting livestock sales in southwest-
ern Michigan.
The farmers reportedly were an-
gered by Gov. William G. Milliken's
failure to meet with federal officials
on farm issues.
A spokesman for Milliken said the
governor never promised to attend
such a meeting but did appoint two
Michigan farmers to attend meetings
with Agriculture Secretary Bob
Bergland. %

In the late Sixties, a multi-purpose
source of information for city resi-
dents was founded on the corner of
William and Main. Called Commun-
ity Switchboard, it supplied citizens
with information about films, plays,
concerts and lectures in the area and
provided aid to people with legal and
medical problems.
For a long time, the service
seemed to be doing well; but last
summer the program faltered, then
eventually closed, after several of
the Switchboard's programmers
moved to California. Now the Switch-
board is back, with a new location
and some pretty ambitious goals.
"WE'RE GOING TO try and get
the People's Yellow Pages back
together in Ann Arbor . . . it will
contain organizations that we feel
are beneficial to the community,"
said Switchboard operator Kathy
"We're not going to put organiza-
tions in who rip people off," she said.
"It's just a place where people can go
and get help. It's not like the regular
Yellow Pages; it's a phone book but
it's different."
Now located at 608 N. Main Street
(in the same building that houses

Drug Help and Ozone House), the
Switchboard is reached by dialing
663-1111. The program is staffed by
ten students and seven community
members, and is non-profit, as it has
always been.
ONCE IN FULL swing - that is,
once things get organized again after
vacations - the Switchboard also
plans to add several new services to
the ones it used to provide.
"We have a ride exchange, and an

in action
animal exchange," said Prochnow.
"If you have a pet to give away, you
fill out a card and put it on file; if you
then, say, want kittens, we can
arrange a trade with someone who
ha§ kittens."
A learning exchange file is also
being collected; information on how
to do such things as winning at
canasta, playing deck tennis or
knitting can be taken from the file or
exchanged with people who have
such skills.

Snow doesn't cross

-m -


Farm secretary says
'no~ to 1 00% Parity


cross-country skiers
ehneider's Sport Shops. "Quite a few Washtenaw County Parks and
milies have been coming in lately, Recreation Commission is conducting a
o-although there's a broad mixture program offering county residentsan
people, not one exclusive group." hour and a half of out-in-the-snow ski
Most local sporing goods stores stock instruction for a $3 fee. Though the
least one line of cross-country program's January sessions are filled,
iuipment. Skis cost anywhere from places remain open in the February
0 to $125, boots run between $30 and classes, which are held Tuesday and
0, poles are $8-$16 and bindings $7-$8. Wednesday nights at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.


Three 'new
suits filed
LSA Student Government (LSA-SG)
Election Director Ted Yemen, who is
already being sued for $100 as awresult
of alleged improprieties in last month's
LSA-SG election, is now under fire on a
second front.
Three new suits have been filed
against Yemen by candidates in the
Literary College election. While the
first suit is directed at Yemen as elec-
tion director, the new suits charge
Yemen personally and make no refer-
¢ence t4 fisrtitle. The sits, filed by can-
dd't i th9-last electio, due process
aand afedom of speech and that he ac-
ted to discriminate against students on
the basis of their political beliefs.
DiGiuseppe and Mike Spirnak filed
their suits with the Central Student
Judiciary (CSJ),edemanding that
Yemen and Assistant Election Director
Michael Harwood each pay fines of $50
and make both public and written
apologies to the defendants.
CSJ Chief Justice Tom Potter said he
did not know when the suits would be
heard, but expressed a desire "to avoid
some hassles" by delaying a hearing
until after the first suit, which is before
the LSA Academic Judiciary, is settled.
That suit, in addition to dealing with
the broad issues of freedom of speech
and due process, also deals with the
specific question of whether or not
Yemen and Harwood violated the LSA-
SG Election Code by removing cam-
paign posters belonging to the Bullshit
and Forces of Goodness and Niceness
parties. It also charges several
technical violations regarding the date
of the election and the wording of the
Yemen and Harwood claim that the
candidates gave "implied consent" for
the election officials to use their
disgression in removing campaign
materials they felt were excessivley
posted or libelous. At least one other
person who was at the candidates'
meeting agrees that this consent was
LSA-SG President Dick Brazee said
that the technical violations resulted
because last term's exam schedule for-
ced the election to be held closer to the
filing deadline than is normally
allowed. He said it was an "oversite"
that all of the relevant Election Code
provisions were not officially waived by
NEW YORK (AP) - Metro-gold-
wyn-Mayer recently announced that
Bob Rafelson Will produce and direct
"At Play in the Fields of the Lord,"
based on the novel by naturalist and
explorer Peter Mattheissen.
"Fields" is a drama of high adven-
ture set in the Amazon jungles. Mat-
theissen is also the author of "Blue
'Meridian" which was filmed under
the title of "Blue Water, White
I A Lua...

HOUSTON (UPI)-Family farming
could be virtually destroyed if the
government gives striking farmers a
guaranteed floor of 100 per cent of
parity under farm prices, Agriculture
Secretary Bob Bergland said yester-
The program could be operated only
with a government-run marketing con-
trol system that would be "an ad-
ministrative and bdreaucratic mon-
strosity," Bergland said in a speech
prepared for the annual convention of
the American Farm Bureau
THE PROPOSED guarantee of high
supports would be "Politically unac-
ceptable" to most Americans because
of high costs, and "such a program
would drive already high farm land
prices to astronomical heights and vir-
tually eliminate farm family
agriculture itself," Bergland added.
The secretary said he supports the
constitutional right of a farm strike
movement to protest low prices. He
praised strikers for focusing public at-
tention on the plight of many farmers
and said farmers are entitled to a "fair
But in one of his bluntest rebuttals to
the strike movement to date, Bergland
said that while the nation has a respon-
sibility to keep the farm economy
productive and strong, the Carter ad-

ministration "stands by its policy . -. .
that it is not possible and not the role of
the federal government to guarantee all
farmers a profit year after year."
The full parity prices demanded by
the strike movement would give farm
commodities the same purchasing
power they had-in comparison with
the cost of things farmers buy-in the
1910-14 period more than 60 years ago.
BERGLAND ALSO urged the Farm
Bureau to recognize the "political
realities," which he said make it
necessary for farmers to cultivate con-
sumer allies in order to maintain farm
political influence in Congress.
The Agriculture Secretary said some
critics charge he has made his depar-
Cment too consumer-oriented. But, he
replied, "reality demands that farmers
and their organizations must learn to
count in Congress . . . what better
political allies do we have than the con-
Bergland said the administration is
pushing a variety of programs aimed at
expanding overseas sales, of American
farm products. He added the ad-
ministration and the big farm
organization, which had been a
frequent critic of farm policy under
past Democratic rule, agree on op-
posing any future embargoes on farm
exports except in cases of "genunine
national emergency."

Mvany Ann Arbor stores otter package
deals, including skis, boots, poles and
bindings, for $75 to $135. Rentals are
also available in a number of stores.
FOR THE FIFTH year in a row, the

Available Starting January 16, 1978
In Ms. Charlene Coady's Office, 1500 SAB
POSITIONS INCLUDE: Head Resident, Resident Director,
Assistant Resident Director, Resident
Advisor, Head Librarian, Resident
Fellow, CULS Counselor and Graduate
. Student Teaching Assistant
Advisory positions require the completion of a minimum of 55 credit hours by
the end of the'1978 Winter term for the:Resident Fellows in Residential.College,
Resident Advisor and CULS Counselor positions: Graduate status for Graduate
Student Teaching Assistant in Pilot Program, Heid Librarian, Head Resident
and Resident Director positions. However, qualified undergraduate applicants
may be considered for the Resident Director positions.
QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Must be a registered U. of M. student on the Ann Arbor Campus during
the period of employment.'(2) Must have completed a minimum of 55 credit hours by the end
of the 1978 Winter term. (3) Preference will be given to applicants who have lived in residence s
halls at University level for at least one year. (4) Undergraduate applicants must have a 2.5
cumulative grade point average and graduate applicants must be in good academic standing
at the end of the 1977 Fall term in the school or college in which they are enrolled. (5) Prefer-
ence is given to applicants who do not intend to.carry heavy academic schedules and who do
not have rigorous outside commitments. (6) Applicants with children will not be considered.
(7) Proof of these qualifications may be required.
Present staff and other individuals who have an application on file must come to the
Housing Office to update their application form.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Reapplying Staff-January 20, 1978
New Applicants-January 27, 1978

Would-be skiers may register for'the
classes by picking up a registration
form at the County Building, City hall
or the public library.



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