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Partly cloudy, and smiling
If people in Reno start turning surly, they may want to blame the
Reno-Sparks Convention Authority. Authority members have voted to
postone action on a $30,000 request by the Greater Reno Chamber of
Commerce to underwrite a program aimed at keeping citizens frien-
dly. The chamber thinks a predicted growth boom in the city will put a
lot of burdens on people-particularly when it comes to finding a place
to live. The chamber said Reno has a long-established reputation for
friendliness that hassled new residents might not feel like sharing.
Chamber officials wanted to start a campaign which would include
daily surveys to produce a "friendliness index." The chamber would
ask radio and television stations to include the index along with other
newscast statistics such as temperatures, barometric pressures and
combined pollution index.
.begin bright and early today (right after the Easter Bunny
gets to bed) at 7 a.m. when the Wesley Foundation will sponsor an
Easter Sunrise service featuring poetry, music, and the retelling of
the Easter story.. . at 5 p.m. in the Alice Lloyd Newcomb Lounge the
Student Union for Progressive Judaism is having a deli dinner
featuring Rabbi David Saperstein, speaker.. . also at 5, the Women's
Mobilization Collective will meet in Rm. 124 E. Quad. . . Monday will
be a busy day beginning at noon, when Wilfrid Rollman speaks on
"The Fez Mutiny of April 1902" in the commons room of Lane Hall
at 1 p.m. in Rm. 3050 Frieze Bldg., Avram Diskin will speak on
"Compromise in Settlement in the Middle East" . . . if you're in-
terested in studying abroad, go to the Rec. Rm. of the International
Center at 3 p.m. . ,. the Ann Arbor Committee for Human Rights in
Latin America will sponsor a lecture entitled "The Social and Political
History of Venezuela" at 7 p.m. in Rm. C of the Michigan League ...
E Quad films presents a free showing of "Emitai" in Rm. 126 E. Quad
at 7:30 ... also at 7:30, in the Multipurpose Rm. of the UGLI, PIRGIM
is showing the film "Consumers Education-Who Needs It" . . . at 8
you can catch another free film-"An Autumn Afternoon"-in the Old
Arch. Aud. . . . or if movies aren't your bag, David Saperstein will be
speaking at Hillel at 8 on "American Jewry and America's Social
Problems". . . also at 8, the Center for Western European Studies will
present Einar Haugen speaking on "Language Problems in Scan-
dinavia" in Lec. Rm. 1, MLB ... . and finally at 9:10, there will be
another free flick, "Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street," in Angell Hall
Aud. A . . P.S.: Don't forget that Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political
science honor society, is accepting applications for membership from
now through April 5 in Rm. 6618 Haven Hall.
Psst, want to buy a town?
In the market for a village to call your own? How about Shan-
nock, R.I. George Martin, a Cranston contractor, is selling the village
of Shannock, which he began buying five years ago with plans to
recreate an old mill village complete with apartments and shops. He's
asking $1.75 million for the 32 buildings and 147 acres located on the
Richmond-Charlestown line. Martin, head of the J. Regan Steel Erec-
tion Co. Inc., bought 19 houses in Shannock in 1972 for about $135,000.
He said he has since poured "hundreds of thousands of dollars" into
renovations and acquisition of more property. He planned to turn the
village's two mill buildings into a 60-unit housing complex for the
elderly, complete with shopping, laundry, neighborhood dining
facilities and a pub. But objections from a neighbor, who claimed the
septic system for the mills would contaminate his well water, have
stalled work on the buildings.
On the outside
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, rather than Easter,
and today will be no exception. Although the mercury will dance
around the 40 degree mark, we expect a mixture of snow and rain to be
falling throughout the day under cloudy skies. The low tonight will be
28. The precipitation will continue through Monday, but skies will
clear, and temperatures will rise on Tuesday.
Daily Official Bulletin

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, March 26, 1978-Page 3
Coal miners expected
back to work Monday

109 days, the United Mine Workers'
(UMW) prolonged contract strike now
is at an end, and the stage is set for
perhaps the most crucial period yet to
confront the U.S. coal industry.
The union miners, who went out Dec.
6 at the expiration of their three-year
contract with the 130-member
Bituminous Coal Operators of America
(BCOA), ratified a new pact Friday,
56,000 to 42,000, with 87 percent of the
vote counted.
THE UNION won a 39 percent wage
and benefits increase through 1981, with
an immediate increase in pay from an
average of $7.30 to $8 an hour, but it lost
some of its health benefits.
"That's hardly a formula for peace in
the coalfields," a former UMW attor-
ney observed yesterday, after noting
that seven union districts had turned
down the coal operators' offer.
The concensus in the coalfields was
that while about 57 percent of the
miners voted for the contract, that
majority was more indicative of the
financial pressures generated by the 16-
week strike than of the contract's
popularity with the union rank and file.
"PEOPLE WERE pretty drained,
emotionally and financially," said Cecil
Roberts, vice president of West
Virginia's UMW District 17, the union's
largest with 25,000 active miners. "Af-
ter hard stances against the earlier
contract, and after 109 days, they're
ready for a paycheck."
The miners will get a paycheck of
sorts-a $100 bonus-when they return
to work this week. But their first
regular payday under the new contract
won't come for two more weeks,
providing they aren't prevented from
working by the nearly 14,000 UMW con-
struction workers who still haven't
reached an agreement with the
Association of Bituminous Contractors.
Three years ago, construction worker
pickets shut down some UMW mines or
several days, until they got a contract.
"I'm working on a contract for the
construction workers right now," UMW
President Arnold Miller said yesterday
from Washington, D.C. "We're really
not far apart."
MILLER SAID he foresaw no reason
why the union's 160,000 miners would
not be back at work tomorrow. Local
union safety committees were
scheduled to inspect the mines today,
and Miller said coal should be flowing
from the mines by week's end.
But the union chief, faced with
eroding support throughout the union
and a mounting recall movement in
southern West Virginia, admitted h
was worried about the long-term
prospect of peace in the coalfields.
There was no way of knowing whether
there would be a resumption of the
recurring wildcat strikes that plagued
Appalachia's mines much of the last
contract period.
Coal operators president Joseph
Brennan, meanwhile, has warned
repeatedly that the members of his
organization will not continue to deal
with the UMW unless the union can
provide a reliable work force over the
next three years.

THE COAL operators, weary of in-
creasing absenteeism and the growing
number of unauthorized work stop-
pages, tried to insert a section on work
stability into the contract. But they had
to compromise after unsuccessfully
pushing a provision that would have
provided penalties for miners honoring
wildcat picket lines.
"Many of the men were worried
about what would happen to the union if
they rejected this contract," said Joe
Campbell, president of UMW Local 8843
at Cannelton, near Charleston. "Many
of them felt this contract was a step
backwards in many respects but they
were hard up, personally, and faced
with uncertainty, as far as the union
was concerned."
"We've got to, do something about
these rights to strikers," Miller said. "I
was surprised when they proved to be
so effective during the vote on the con-
tract proposal that was rejected earlier
this month. They were better organized
and had more support than I had
AT MADISONVILLE, Ky., District 23
president Tommy Gaston said, "The
big piece has fallen into place, now we
have to worry about the little ones. "
Gaston said most of his membership
was pleased with Friday's ratification
of the contract offered by the
Bituminous Coal Operators
Association. "There were a few,
however, who wanted to turn it down."
A UMW spokesman, meantime, an-
nounced that a tentative settlement has
been reached in negotiations with the
Zeigler Coal Co., one of the handful of
major independents which do not
belong to the BCOA.
said the contract will be submitted to
the rank-and-file members Monday for
possible ratification. The agreement
covers a Zeigler mine near Madison-
ville and four other mines and a repair
shop in Illinois.
Alabama's 12,000 union coal miners
overwhelmingly approved the contract
5 to 1.
University of Michigan
Director needed for Fall Term pro-
duction (Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 1978).
Applicants for Dramatics, Musical
(Vocal/orchestral) orrSet Designer!
Technical Director may contact the
Society by mail c/o Michigan League)
or Joseph Beitel (665-5244 evenings)
before March 30.
Petitioning meeting will be held Sat.
evening, April 1. Shows being con-
sidered are lolonthe, Princess Ida,
Utopia Limited and Trial by Jury.

"It's been worth the 109 days (strike)
to keep what we've got," District 20
President Charles Fuller said.
Fuller, a member of the national
bargaining council, added, "We'll feel
pretty safe going to the bargaining
table next time.
Just for the
health of it.
Physical Education Public Information
ArT~orqan Alliance for H alth
Physic atducation and Recreation
1201 16th St N W Washington D C 20036

Steve Niemi,
Meryl Enerson, Mark Mora
Tuesday, March 28, 1978
7:30 p.m. admission free
independent Cinemo'Video SeriesĀ©198PRMUTCUESO. " " "

k i --''

Easter Art Show
Works by art faculty
of Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sunday 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday 12 noon-8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 12 noon-5 p.m.
in sanctuary of CAMPUS CHAPEL
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
(i block north of S. University and Forest)



SUNDAY. MARCH 26, 1978
Phone 763-4117
Iroquois Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI: A beautiful
place to spend the summer. Openings for
waiters/waitresses, porter, bartender,
housekeeping, manage bike shop, front desk clerk.
Pick up apps. at Summer Placement.
Rimland Schools for Autistic Children, Ill.:
Openings for counselors for adolescents and young
adults. Complete details available.
Greenfield village/Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI:
Openings for food attendants, security helpers, sales
clerks, ground maintenance, transportation, atten-
dants and craft demonstrators. Further details
Greater Lansing Legal Aid Bureau, Lansing, MI:
Opening for student who has completed two years of
law school. Details available.
Upjohn Co.. Kalamazoo, MI: Excellent opening for
medical students who have completed sophomore or
junior year by this summer. Details available.
Forest Service, Southern Region: Positions are
GS-3, GS-4 and GS-5, GS-7 level. Complete details
available. Application deadline April 10.
Camp Oakland, Handi. Mi: Will interview Mon.,
Mar. 27. Openings include camp counselors, water-
front (WS), Health Director, underprivileged
Camp Hickory Ridge, Mi., Soc. Ser.: Will. inter-
view Tues., Mar. 28 9-5. Openings include unit coun-
selors, arts/crafts, nature, waterfront (WSI),nurse.
Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island, Mi.: Will in-
terview Wed., Mar. 29 9-5. Openings for all hotel-
restaurant type staff - waiters/waitresses, barten-
ders, house keeping, clerks, etc.
Camp Maplehurst, Mi. Coed: Will interview Wed.,
Mar. 29 1-5. Openings include waterfront (WSI,
riding (Eng.-Western), sports and a nurse.
Camp Wise, Ohio, Soc. Wk.: Will interview Thurs.,
Mar U (in-4 Onenings include waterfront (WSI),
nature, sports, drama, arts/crafts.
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Sunday, March 26, 1978
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Camp Pretty Lake vacation Camp, Mi.: Will in-
terview Thurs.. Mar. 30 1-4. Openings include cabin
counselors, waterfront ( WSI) cook.
MONDAY, MARIC 27, 1978
Dav (alendar:
Near Eastern/N. African Studies: Wilfred
Rollman, "The Fez Mutiny of April 1912," Commons
room. Lane, noon.
Ann Arbor Committee for Human Rights in Latin
America: "The Social and Political \ History of
Venezuelia',. Room C, 3rd floor, League, 7 p.m.
Ctr. Western European Studies: Einar Haugen.
prof. emeritus, Scandanavian and Linguistics, Har-
vard, "Language Problems in Scandinavia," Lec.
room 1, MLB. 8 p.m.




The first major film statement on jazz is a virtual who's who
of Jazz and Blues. Highlights include LOUIS ARMSTRONG
and JACK TEAGARDEN'S famous duet on Rocking Chair and
MAHALIA JACKSON'S powerful gospel climax. COLOR.


7:00 A 9:05


Sunday, March 26
Director-AGNES VARDA (1962)
When a fortune-teller reads Cleo's death in the cards, she goes to her
doctor for tests. A Parisian pop singer, concerned only with her own
luxury and comfort, she wanders from street to street in Paris, meets a
young soldier well acquainted with fear and dying. During their brief
encounter, Cleo evolves from a selfish, whimpering child to a compas-
sionate understanding woman. Avisually and technically exciting film by
one of the few internationally acclaimed woman directors.
789p.m. ANGELL HALL-AUD. A $1.50

..of the Michigan
Union Board of
Applicants must be
students who have
leadership capabilities
and an interest in the
Union's role as the
center for activities on
Applications are
available in the Gen.
Manager Office on the
main floor
Deadline:Fri. March 31
1 gn.
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