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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 116

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 18, 1978

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10 Pages

Miners to consider
new coal contract

By AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Labor Secretary
Ray Marshall carried a new industry
contract offer to representatives of the
striking coal workers yesterday in an
effort to settle the 74-day coal strike.
President Carter, meanwhile, told a
news conference in Cranston, R.I., that
he had asked the negotiators to "stay at
- the bargaining table until a final set-
tlement is reached."
THE PRESIDENT warned of "more
serious action" if the talks fail.
Gov. William Milliken said yesterday
Michigan's economy could be "vir-
tually immobilized" if the coal strike is

Striking United Mine Workers gesture in protest at unguarded coal trucks near Sullivan Indiana, yesterday.
The trucks had been hauling coal for three days under police escort.


not ended quickly and asked the state's
residents to begin conserving energy
"Because of the record-long national
coal strike, we are rapidly approaching
a critical stage in our ability to
generate electricity in Michigan,"
Miliken said in a televised address.
Milliken said the state's two major
electrical utilities - Detroit Edison and
Consumers Power - have a 49-day
supply of coal left.
SOURCES CLOSE TO tle negotia-
tions between the United Mine Workers
union and the Bituminous Coal Opera-
tors Association said the revised indus-
try proposal included four major
changes in the tentative agreement
which was rejected overwhelmingly
Sunday by the union's bargaining coun-
Included in the reported new industry
offer was a proposal to eliminate penal-
ties against miners taking part in wild-
cat strikes - a key provision the
miners had found unacceptable.
Another key proposal would restore a
cost of living formula to protect miners',
wages against inflation.
THE 39-MEMBER bargaining coun-
cil composed of regional union leaders
must approve any contract settlement
before it can be submitted to the 160,000
striking miners for ratification. This
would be done through a secret ballot, a
process expected to take 10 days.

However; the sources, who declined to
be identified, said the bargaining coun-
cil'sapproval was uncertain.
Top industry representatives presen-
ted Marshall with the revised offer at a
secret pre-dawn meeting in the White
House Roosevelt Room that lasted until
5 a.m. Marshall met with two key in-
dustry representatives, J. Bruce John-
ston of U.S. Steel and Bobby Ray Brown
of Consolidated Coal.
Neither of the two men, both powerful
figures within the industry, partici-
pated in face-to-face talks with union
officials on Thursday. Marshall was
reported upset that the industry was
represented at the joint talks by second-
echelon executives, and the meeting
with Brown and Johnston wasarranged-
and kept secret until Carter announced
"THE NEGOTIATIONS are difficult
and delicate," the secretary told
reporters in a brief statement.
"The mood is neither one of disap-
pointment nor undue optimism," said
Marshall, adding that it would be un-
wise for him to comment further.
An aide to the secretary, who de-
clined to be publicly identified, had said
earlier, "We have to be relatively close
or at a settlement" by day's end or "it's
time to talk about options." The aide
did not elaborate. But Carter, in an in-
terview with reporters Thursday, hin-
ted the administration might resort to
the Taft-Hartley Act to end the strike.

J { TH1rent .O
Regen ts hike dorm rnt7,4%
Library Search Committee and the eight-member residents told the Regents that the match
By BRIAN BLANCHARD Education Search Committee each to forward three comparing apples and oranges."

:h up "is like

The Regents passed without further comment
yesterday morning a 7.4 per cent residence hall
increase for next year.
The board also voted unanimously to allow a 'U'
consultant to work out the details in a plan to run a
new four-lane road south of Fuller to bring traffic into
the Medical Center from the northeast.
During the final session of this month's meeting in
the Administration Building the Regents also heard
an outline of the criteria that has been used in the
selection process for the Dean of the Education
School and the Director of the Library.
THE UNIVERSITY has asked the ten-member

to six unranked candidates for consideration.
Attributing the housing rate hike primarily to in-
flation and utilities costs, the University will charge
7.4 per cent more for unmarried housing and add 13
per cent to the amount now paid in family units.
At Thursday's session Norman Snustad, acting
associate housing director, compared the 35 per cent
increase in family housing and the 32 per cent hike in
unmarried rooms between 1974 and 1978 with the 34
per cent rise in the Consumer Price Index over the
same period.
DURING THE PUBLIC comment period following
r the presentation, three Northwood apartment

The residence hall rate for a double room will jump
from $1,638 to $1,759 next year.
Also during the morning session in the Regents'
Room of the Administration Building, the Regents
found themselves "in general agreement with the
elements of a transportation system" described to
them Thursday evening by a private consultant
studying University Hospital traffic access.
THE PROPOSAL calls for a short, four-lane stret-
ch of road next to the Huron River, a single, well-
marked entrance to the Hospital area, and a cam-
paign to encourage people to use car pools and buses.
See DORM, Page 8

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D.C. trip leaves MSA
hopeful for tax credit
By MARK PARRENT Kent Barry, testified before the Hous


Michigan Student Assembly President
Jon Lauer and Stu'dent Organizations
Board Director Michele Sprayregen
returned from Washington yesterday-
satisfied their tuition tax credit lob-
bying has positively influenced several
The two went to Washington to lobby
for financial aid legislation. They
talked with many congressmen and
several senators, and Thursday Lauer,
along with MSU student body president

Ways and Means committee. MSA paid
$200 of Lauer's expenses while
Sprayregen paid her own way.
"IT SURPRISED me how responsive
they were," said Lauer. "They were
really interested in what we had to
There are several tuition tax plans
pending in the House. Lauer said the
main differences involve the amount of
the credit, usually $250 or $500, and
See MSA, Page 2


Jordan's Hussein holds key to
Israeli-Arab peace, says Dayan

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - The United
States wants to make a "maximum ef-
fort" to draw Jordan's King Hussein in-'
to the Israeli-Egyptian peace talks,
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan was
quoted yesterday as saying after
meeting with President Carter.
"As time passes," Dayan said in an
interview with the conservative news-
paper Maariv, "mor and more light is
shed on the questin: What is holding up
progress in the negotiations with Egyp-
tian President Anwar Sadat? The con-

clusion is that he does want to advance
without Hussein and without a fitting
definition for the Palestinian issue."
DAYAN, WHO arrived back in Israel
late yesterday, was interviewed Thur-
sday en route to New York after his
Washington meetings. Asked whether
the Americans accepted Sadat's view
that it is essential for Hussein to join the
now-stalled talks, the Israeli foreign
minister replied:
"Certainly an effort will be made. If
it is a condition for continuation of the

Dem k gov. hopefuls
hit Milliken' s record

negotiations - that I 'do not know. At
this stage the Americans want to make
a maximum effort to bring Hussein into
the talks."
Hussein has said he will not join the
talks until an acceptable statement of
principles is reached, including the
Palestinian self-determination. Israel
says such a principle would lead to
establishment of a Palestinian state
implacably hostile to Israel.
DAYAN SAID of Hussein: "He, in
,fact, says that the Palestinians have to
be allowed to decide for themselves.
Both Hussein, the Americans and the
Egyptians are building on their belief
that they, the Palestinians, will prefer
to be connected with Jordan."
Since Dayan departed Israel Feb.6,
Prime Minister Menachem Begin's
Mideast peace policy has come under
increased fire from the Labor Party
FORMER Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin said it was "childish" of Begin to
constantly refer to international law.
A bomb, exploding yesterday in
Belfast, Northern Ireland, killed

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
Wires and tubes stretch down into the water to connect with the core of the nuclear reactor at the Phoenix Plant
on North Campus.

Group tours

Four of the five Democratic candi-
dates in the governors race debated in
Ypsilanti yesterday. But the forum tur-
ned out, to be more of an assault on the
Republican Party's "Palace Guard"
than a fight between rivals.
Speaking at Cleary College, former
state Democratic Chairman Zolton Fer-
ency, State Senators Pat McCollough
and William Fitzgerald and former
Public Service Commissioner Bill Ralls
attacked Governor Milliken's "game of
musical chairs."
"I THINK EVERYONE knows that
they structured the ticket that would be
most powerful this year," Ferency
said, referring to recent developments
that placed EMU President James
Brickley and Senator Griffin on the
Republican ticket.
"It's simply power that wants to

"power play" was necessary because
the Republican party cannot "tolerate
any new leadership."
"His attempts to control his primary
are wrongful. I think Bill Milliken will
be the easiest person to beat based on
his record."
Oakland County Sheriff Johanes
PENSACOLA, Fla. (UJPI) - Theo-

at least 14 persons, including
many children. Police suspect
the Provisional Wing of the Irish
Republican Army, which recen-
tly embarked on a new "cam-
paign of terror."
" Contract negotiators for the
University and the House Of-
ficers Association have reached
agreement on previously
unresolved issues. See story,

Local members of a national
organization, Science for the People,
expressed concern yesterday over the
University's Phoenix Memorial
Laboratory after touring the plant,
which houses a nuclear reactor.
The project, located on North Cam-
pus, is one of over 75 of its type in the
country. The lab's main work, said Bob
Burn, reactor manager for the Phoenix
project, concerns "things that utilize
reactor is that it operates on a much
lower energy level than most others of

precautions were taken to p
material against theft, espec
it had been used, but said n
problem results.
"ANYONE WHO would try
it away would die," he said,
that the radiation from the
would be very great.
Burn said, however, that a
to steal the unused uranium
highly unlikely. "We keep su
amount (of uranium) on hand
if someone did break in, our
is five kilograms, which is
third of what you need to

rotect the guards are not allowed at the plant
ially after because the University does not permit
o security them.
Another worry of the group is the
and carry threat of sabotage to the reactor.
material "I KNOW WHAT people can learn. A
lot of technicians who work at the place
know more than the guy who's running
n attempt the place," Ball said.
would be
ch a small Ball also charged that several
l that even discrepancies in the records of the
maximum Nuclear Regulatory Committee in
only one- Washington show that some groups,
o make a such as organized crime syndicates,
may already be getting limited amoun-
ts of uranium.


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