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WASHINGTON (AP) - Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
arrived here yesterday for talks with
President Carter on Middle East peace
prospects and the Israeli occupation of
southern Lebanon.
A Marine bandngreeted Begin as he
arrived at Andrews Air Force Base
from New York in advance of Carter's
return from a St. Simons Island, Ga.,
vacation retreat. Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance headed the U.S.
welcoming delegation.
BEGIN MADE no statement on his
arrival.
Meanwhile, Israel's U.N. am-
bassador, Obaim Herzog, said in New
York that "the first steps were taken"
yesterday to implement a U.N. Security
Council resolution and he indicated
there was a cease-fire in the area.
Begin, who arrived in New York on
Sunday, was to' exchange views with
Carter on the southern Lebanese issue
and on the overall Middle-East situation
durging meetings today and Wednesday
at the White House.
A WHITE HOUSE official traveling
with President Carter said on St.
Simons Island, Ga., that "it is the
United States' desire that the talks on
Lebanon not be the dominant topic." He
said overall peace prospects in the
Middle East also should be a focus of
the talks.
In another development, the State

Carter talk
ting goes on

Arabs

Department announced that the United
States was responding to Lebanon's
request for assistance to refugees,
saying more than 150,000 had been for-
ced to flee the fighting. The department
said tests and blankets were being
flown to Lebanon and several million
dollars worth of help will be provided
after additional consultation.
Meanwhilei the department
estimated that about 500 people have
been killed inthe fighting and a larger
number wounded.
A broad range of U.S.-Israeli
problems has been aggravated by last
week's Israeli attacks across the
southern Lebanese border following a
Palestinian terrorist raid in Israel nine
days ago.
YESTERDAY, Israeli gunboats
bombarded the southern reaches of the
Palestinian-held port of Tyre while
tanks smashed deeper into southern
Lebanon, almost' closing an Israeli
semicircle around the old city.
Israeli soldiers at this recently cap-
tured village two miles east of Tyre
said they had no orders to move into the
city.
"Right now we're racing against the
clock," said Steve Sachs, a Los
Angeles-born Israeli soldier, referring
to diplomatic moves in Washington and
the United Nations for a cease-fire and

Carter

stage
Diag
protest
By MICHAEL ARKUSH
Carrying signs supporting the
struggle of the Palestinian people and
facing many angry Jewish students,
more than 100 Palestinian sym-
pathizers demonstrated yesterday on
the Diag to protest what spokesman
Hassan El-Ashhab described as "the
atrocities of the Israeli Zionists."
The demonstration, sponsored by the
campus Organization of Arab Students
(OAS), provoked sharp reaction from
many Jewish students resenting the
claims madeby the Palestinian
protestors.
HEATED DEBATE between the two
sides occasionally erupted into violen-
ce, with each side accusing the other of
initiating the fighting. No one was
seriously injured.
The first major incident occurred
when Jewish students danced in the
middle of the diag, chanting
repeatedly, "Am Yisrael Chai" (the
nation of Israel lives). Palestinian
protestors pushed the Zionist suppor-
ters to the side, claiming they were
illegally interrupting the demon-
stration.
"They initiated the struggle by inten-
tionally interrupting the demon-
See JEWS, Page 2

See BEGIN, Page II

Begin

Hospital disputes may
prompt AFSCME strike

By MITCH CANTOR
Members of the American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employes (AFSCME) local
1583 may strike next month if Univer-
sity Hospital Management does not
keep several agreements made with the
union involving the Hospital's
Housekeeping Department, according
to union officials.
The strike, which would involve all of
the University's AFSCME members
(approximately 2,400 workers), would
be specifically prompted by controver:

V '
Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
Jewish students dance to emphasize their support for Israel (above) and coun-
ter a pro-Palestinian demonstration on the Diag. Yesterday's protest caused
occasional violence (below).

sy over ServiceMaster, a subcontractor
which took over control of the hospital's
housekeeping management last
November.
THE POSSIBLE strike would begin
sometime between March 31 and April
18, union officials said yesterday.
The union claims Hospital
management has not lived up to several
of its promises regarding Ser-
viceMaster. Local president Dwight
Newman said two such broken
promises include a proposed improved
supervisor training program. The
Union labels the present program
"shabby", and a promise of an increase
in .hospital efficiency. Newman claims
ServiceMaster is hindering this by con-
tinuing to shift people to different posts.
Another unkept agreement, said
Newman, is that the hospital would
make more money soon after Ser-
viceMaster took over.
"THEY (SERVICEMASTER) are
the ones making all the money while the
patients, us, and the University are suf-
fering," Newman said.
The union also charges that Ser-
viceMaster has not eliminated the

prevalent intimidation of workers by
supervisors in the hospital. Newman
said the union asked for the removal of
four of Mott Children's Hospital's
housekeeping supervisors on March 1.
The four supervisors are Jim Burton,
manager; Jeff Wilbur, assistant
manager; Austin Cary and Al
Schaheen, both first line supervisors.
ACCORDING TO Newman, the
University said if the supervisors did no
"clean up their act" within a week,
some action would be taken by the end
of March.
Another dispute between the union
and ServiceMaster involves a new
classification of worker - Unit
Custodian - which the union deems un-
fair.
According to union Secretary
Treasurer Tim Seguin, Unit Custodians
do the same work as those under the
Custodian II classification but receive
20 cents less per hour. He also said most
Unit Custodians are women.
THE UNION AND University ar-
See UNION, Page 5

SHOOTINGS TO BE RE-EXAMINED:

New Kent State 1

From Staff and Wire Service Reports
The Supreme .Court cleared the way
yesterday for a new trial in a $46 million
lawsuit against Ohio officials over the
deaths of four Kent State University
students during a 1970 antiwar demon-
stration.
The justices let stand a ruling by the
Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that
the civil rights damage suit must be
heard again because a juror had been
threatened during the 1975 trial
clearing Gov. James Rhodes and others
of all liability.
THE CONTROVERSY now will
return to a federal trial judge in
Cleveland.
Ohio National Guard troops killed
four students and wounded nine others
in a 13-second outburst of gunfire on
May 4, 1970 as violent protests against
the invasion of Cambodia by U.S. troops
in Vietnam rocked the city of Kent and
the university campus.
The original suit filed by the nine
wounded students and parents of the
four slain students, which named
Rhodes and state National Guard of-

ficials as defendants, was dismissed by
a federal trial court and the Sixth Cir-
cuit Court.
THOSE COURTS ruled that state of-
ficials were immune, from such
lawsuits, but the Supreme Court in 1974
reversed those rulings. It ordered that
the charges be heard in court.
That decision resulted in a 15-week
trial, in which Rhodes and all other
defendants were cleared of liability.
But a three-judge Sixth Circuit panel
last September struck down the jury's
finding and ordered a new trial.
THE MAY 4 Coalition, a group of
Kent State students and professors who
have had a major role in rounding up
opposition to construction of a gym-.
nasium on the shooting site, applauded
the new trial.
"It's the first time in American
jurisprudence history that a chief exec-
utive or governor has been dealt with in
a court situation for sending in militia
in a civil dispute," said Gregg Rambo,
a spokesperson for the group. He added
that Coalition members hope the trial

trial approved
will bring about more accountability in said, "I am surprised it was h
national leaders. quickly this time, but I hav
A public statement put out by the along that people wouldn't be a
Coalition stated the trial would not have be shot down without trial."
been granted if thousands of people had Rhodes maintained an ei
not protested "the continuing injustice silence about the case becaus
and the gym construction at Kent ding litigation. His attorney
State." Goodman, said the case would

andled so
e felt all
allowed to
ght-year
e of pen-
y, Victor
revert to

THE COALITION'S statement fur-
ther denounced Rhodes for ordering the
National Guard to the campus and the
governor's "inflammatory rhetoric the
day before the shooting and two days
before his U.S. Senate primary election
bid did nothing but heighten the already
tense and volatile situation."
Arthur Krause of Pittsburgh, whose
18-year-old daughter Allison was killed,

the appeals court in Cincinnati for
procedural matters before it is
assigned to trial in the Cleveland
federal court.
Nelson Karl, a Cleveland attorney
representing the parents and students,
said a new trial could begin as early as
September. Sanford Rosen, a San
Francisco lawyer also on the side of the
victims, said he intends to prove that
guardsmen used "excessive force."

ITT pair faces
perjury charge

Citizens offer views

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two officials
of the International Telephone &
Telegraph Cor. (ITT) were charged
yesterday with lying to a Senate com-
mittee about ITT's attempts to prevent
the election of Marxist President
Salvador Allende of Chile.
Edward Gerrity Jr., 54, a.senior vice
president of ITT, and Robert Berrellez,
58, the Southwest regional manager of
the corporation and a former Latin
American official of the conglomerate,
each were charged with six felonies, At-
torney General Griffin Bell announced
at the Justice Department.
Tuesday -
* Spring has sprung and this

GPRRITY WAS charged with three
counts of perjury, one count of obstruc-
ting governmental proceedings, one
count of subordination of perjury and
one count of making a false statement
in a government matter.
Berrellez, who once was a roving
correspondent for the Associated Press
in Latin America, was charged with one
count of conspiracy, three of perjury,
one of obstructing governmental
proceedings and one of making a false
statement in a government matter.
The maximum penalties. are five
See ITT, Page 11

on CDBG
By KEITH RICHBURG
More than a dozen people, including
the mayor's wife, the city's poor, and
the director of the Model Cities dental
clinic showed up at a public hearing last
night to air their views on how next
year's Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) federal funds should be
allocated.

fund use
dell Allen (R-First Ward) for "lies" and
"misleading the people" in suggesting
last week that the Model Cities project
may have been mishandling funds.
"Each year I come down and plead
for re-funding and for a new building,"
said Doretta Taylor, director of the
Model Cities dental clinic. "We have
been turned down for various and sun-

fact means happy students glad
to come out of the cold winter
doldrums. See story, Page 2.
" Benjamin Hooks, executive
director of the NAACP, spoke to a
crowd at Rackham last night on

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