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Vol. LXXXVItI, No. 128

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 14, 1978

Ten Cents

14 Pages




By The Associated Press
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All but a few of the nation's 160,0001
striking coal miners ignored a federal
back-to-work order yesterday, and the
handful who returned to the mines had
virtually no effect on coal production.
In Pennsylvania, hundreds of club-
carrying pickets took to a road in a 150-
car caravan to shut down non-union
mines. But most other areas were
quiet, with union mines remaining idle
even in the absence of pickets.
It was the first real test of whether
the United Mine Workers rank and file
will obey a Taft-Hartley court order ob-
tained last Thursday by President Car-
BUT WITH THE'order still not in full
effect in some areas, a Justice Depar-
tment spokesman in Washington said
there would be no hasty action to force
compliance. Spokesman Mark Sheehan
said the administration expects miners
to gradually return to work this week.
Meanwhile, bargainers for the union
and coal companies took a pause in
negotiations in Washington. They
reported, some progress over the
weekend, but said they were not on the
verge of a settlement. Each side used
the day to work on its own positions on
specific issues.
Since the strike began Dec. 6,
rebellious union officers and rank and
file members'had already scuttled two
tentative settlements on grounds they
eroded union medical benefits, did not
equalize pension benefits among old
and younger retired miners and

'who lead wildcat strikes. n~* -3 , _

THE STRIKE, which was in its' 98th
day yesterday, has cut national coal
production in half,; forced power com-
panies in much of the Midwest and mid-
Atlantic regions to ask for or order
power conservation, ,and thus led to
tens of thousands of layoffs.
Last Thursday, a federal judge gran-
ted the Carter administration a tem-
porary back-to-work order under the
Taft-Hartley Law, and by yesterday the
Justice Department said the necessary
papers had been served on virtually:all
UMW locals in the country.
Over the weekend, and on yesterday,
local union leaders were performing
their legal duty to pass the word on to
members and to have mines inspected

But while union leaders and locals
can be penalized for failure to comply,
there is no mechanism for forcing indi-
vidual miners back to work. And at
most mines that reopened yesterday,
no miners showed up.
Even when miners did go to worl,
there were usually too few to form
maintenance or mining crews, and the
companies sent them home.
One of the few mines where work was
done yesterday was in Keystone, W.
Va., where 30 members of a 150-man
shift showed up at 8 a.m. First reports
said there were not enough men to mine
coal, but there were enough for main-
tenance work. The local involved was
one of the few which had voted to accept
the most recent contract settlement.

Watery obstacle course

Decision due on civil rights bil

P rofs vote to keep
open distribution plan
Rayhiond Grew countered Thornton by,
By STEVE GOLD suggesting that the faculty could cause
Literary College (LSA) faculty more damage if it prevented some
rejected a move to ditch one of three students from implementing "a
distribution systems as part of its serious, well thought out distribution
reviewof distribution requirements in plan" than if it unavoidably allowed
the college. "some students to slither out of
The move, introduced at yesterday's distribution."
faculty meeting, was a major test of "WE CAN'T say in advance -to a
faculty sentiment on the distribution student: 'This is the way to achieve
issue. distribution.' There are a whole variety
The vote margin was large but not of ways it can be done," he said.
overwhelming. Carol Rosenberg, a student member
HISTORY PROFESSOR Mills Thor- of the Curricuhm Committee pointed
nton who presented the motion, called out that the concept of flexible
flexible distribution requirements "in- distribution plans is a relatively new
tellectually reprehensible." He argued one here and that the faculty had not
that Pattern B of the new distribution yet given it an adequate chance.
recommendation-which proviges for The vote yesterday means only that
an independent distribution plan to be Pattern B remains in the recompmen-
worked out under broad guidelines dation. Final approval must come at
between a student and a specially the next faculty meeting, scheduled for
designated panel of counselors-be April 3. Although faculty members
struck from the recommendation. were unwilling to predict the eventual
In forceful analysis of his motion, outcome, this vote signals that faculty
Thornton pointed' out that "there is sentiment is on the side of flexibility.
enormous flexibility in the (proposed) THORNTON SAYS he plans to in-
Patterns A and C." He said that the troduce a motion next month to strike
only reasoy for a student to select Pat- out the proposed Pattern A which calls
tern B would be to avoid distribution. for at least one course in the areas of
"A vote (to keep Pattern B in the humanities, social sciences, natural
recommendation) is a vote that you do sciences, mathematical and logical
not believe in the intellectual validity of analysis, and creative expression.
distribution." He said he does not oppose the
However, 'History Professor ,See PROFS, Page 14

City Council was scheduled last night
to finally act on the controversial human
rights ordinance which, if passed,
would give Ann Arbor the most com-
prehensive anti-discrimination law sin-
ce the federal Civil Rights Act.
Under the bill discrimination would
beoutlawed on the basis of race, color,
religion,' national origin, sex, age, con-
dition of pregnancy, marital status,
physical limitations, source of income,
family responsibilities (people with
children), educational association or
sexual orientation.
THE BILL would also prohibit
discriminatory housing and em-
ployment practices, and prohibit the
publication or distribution of
discriminatory advertising material or
The bill would also demand that
businesses contracted by the city set af-

firmative action goals to insure that
employes reflect the percentage of
minoirities in the population.
The contractor would have to provide
periodic reports to the city during the
course of the contracted work proving
compliance with those goals.
A minority is defined as "a person
who is black, American Indian, or a
MOST MEMBERS agreed that the
ordinance, or some reasonable fac-
simile, would pass before the meeting
was out, but by 11:15 p.m. Council had
not yet begun to deal with what
promised to be an extensive debate.
Predicting the inevitable parisan
wrangling to get the ordinance passed,
Council members agreed to deal with
the rest of the agenda first, but got
bogged down in the mire of political
speeches and charges of election year
In a unanimous decision, the Council

overrode the mayor's veto on the ex-
pansion of the John Knox Village-a
housing facility for elderly citizens.
Council also passed an ordinance which
would direct the staff of the community
development block grant (CDRG) pro-
gram to continue working with Nor-
thside agencies and groups to pursue
options for construction or renovation
of a neighborhood facilities building to
serve the residents of the Northside of
the city.
Council for over two hours during which
the original bill, introduced by Mayor
Albert Wheeler, was gutted by the shot-
gun approach of the Republican caucus
down to the condensed version that

"The people of the northside have
been asking for a facility for a long
time, now," said Wendel Allen (R-First
Ward). "They don't just want some old
Apparently looming in everyone's
mind however was the April eleetion
just three weeks from today, and in-
dicative on the political mood at last
night's meeting was the Wheeler for
Mayor button on the mayor's lapel.
At one point during the meeting.
Councilman Allen who is up for re-
election, was forced to counter charges
of election-year politics.
"I was elected to office. I am a
politician, I will not put up any smoke
screen about that," said Allen.

Begin threatens
errorst ro
TEV AVIV, Israel (AP) - Israeli BEGIN TOLD Parliament that the
Prime Minister Menachem Begin vowed Palestine Liberation Organization,
yesterday "to cut off the arm" of the whose Al Fatah guerrillas said they had
Palestinian guerrilla organization made the attack, was "the most
responsible for the weekend massacre despicable organization . . . in human
on Israel's coastal highway. Mourners annals outside of the Nazis" and that
at victims' funerals called for revenge. the PLO "doesn't attack any man or
In southern Lebanon, travelers said any place where there are soldiers, but
villagers fearing Israeli retaliatory has resolved to harm, kill and wound,
raids left their homes and trekked nor- civilians only."
th, in a driving rain, away from the "We will cut off the arm of evil,"
Israeli border. Israeli officials say the Begin promised. "We shall in no way
11 terrrorists who carried out the and in no circumstances agree that this
killings of sightseers and passersby on hand be raised over a Jewish child or a
the Tel Avia-Haifa road came from Jewish woman."
Lebanon by sea. In Washington, the White House an-
See BEGIN, Page 9
" A local group is making plans P ierce to
for a rally in Washington to sup-
port the Wilmington 10. See story,
Page 3.
* Members of AFSCME Local
1583 will picket the Medical Cen-
ter to protest policies of Service-
Master, a firm subcontracted by
the University to manage
hospital housekeeping. See story, S e na te
Page 3.


nip Left
in French
PARIS (AP) - Confounding nearly
all the experts, French voters dealt a
body blow 'to Socialist-Communist
hopes to take control of the French
government in first-round parliamen-
tary elections.
However, backers of minority leftist
parties are expected to give the
Socialist-Communist alliance their
votes in next Sunday's run-off. This
could still give the left the margin of
victory over the present government.
The left had been expected to do sub-
stantially better, with pollsters predic-
ting it would take 54 per cent Sunday.
But complete returns yesterday showed
it got 45.1 per cent.
The leftist alliance finished behind
the coalition of President Valery
Giscard d'Estaing, seriously,
weakening leftist chances to end 20
years of center-right rule.
THERE WERE signs that the shaky
leftist alliance would have trouble
uniting in time for next Sunday's runoff
The center-right coalition, however,
was expected to have little trouble
uniting behind its strongest candidate
in each race.
Socialist leader Francois Mitterrand
blamed the poor showing on confusion
created by the Communists over the
issue of how much to nationalized if the,

Members of the Nazi party parade in front of their head-
quarters on W. Vernor in Detroit as protest caravan
passes, above. Below, Paul Boatin, chairman of the Labor-
Community Interfaith Council Against The Nazis, speaks
at a oress conference preceding the rally.

Group stages,
" "
an ti airally
Anti-Nazi protestors met in Detroit Sunday to demon,
strate against the operation of a Nazi bookstore and
headquarters which has been a center of controversy sin-
ce it opened three months ago.
United Auto Workers Local 600 sponsored the rally
which included the formation of an auto caravan to drive
past the bookstore.
PRIOR TO THE auto procession, over 400 people
representing unions, political groups and community
residents heard speakers warn of the danger of the Nazi
presence in the area.
Local 600 President Mike Rinaldi began the anti-Nazi ef-

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