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No books, just tools
if you were doing some handy work around the house in Berkeley
California and you needed a hammer you wouldn't go to the local hard-
ware store- you'd go to the library. The Berkeley Public Library is
getting into the tool lending business. A trailer will be set up soon out-
side the South Berkeley branch of the city library to lend hammers,
saws, planes, tape measures, ladders, chisels, drills, axes and wren-
ches, and some power tools. The city council allocated about $60,000 in
federal Community Development funds to run the tool operation, part
of a lending project to encourage people in rundown neighborhoods to
improve their homes. "The type of tools that we want to use are those
that will sort of let people do their thing at their home," said Richard
Brown, assistant director of the library. Brown made no mention of
the fine for overdue tools.
Happenings .. .
..the day begins early when three films for children are shown at
the Main Ann Arbor Public Library beginning at 11. The films are
"Cricket in Times Square", "Magic Rolling Board", and "Why the
Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky." Still early will be a showing of the"
documentary "Bottle Babies" at 11:15, :15 and 2:15. sponsored by the
Ann Arbor chapter of the Infant Formula Action Coalition. The group
will also hold a noon rally at the biag featuring local folk singer, Fred
Small, finally, at 6:45 the group will hold a public fellowship service at
Friends Meeting House, 1416 Hill and observe the breaking of a
day-long fast.:. moving on, at noon will be a brown-bag luncheon and
demonstration of historic country dancing at the Pendleton Arts In-
formation Center.... Getting back to political events, a group of
students will picket the LSA Executive Committee to protest what
they call unfair tenure decisions and lowering of the University's
4quality of education .. . They will gather in the Fishbowl beginning at
12:30 and move to the LSA Building at 1:00 . .. the psychology faculty
will hold a brown-bag lunch at 12:15 featuring Bernard Weiner who
will speak on "Attributional Approaches to Emotions and Motivation"
at 3415 Mason. . a little ater in the afternoon at 3:00, Chuck Cluser,
assistant director of the Sierra Club will speak on "Alaska: For Whom
and For What" .. . two one act plays, Chekov and Strindberg will be
shown at the Arena Theater at 4 p.m. . .. at the School of Natural
Resources room 1040. As theevening rolls around, the Student Council
for Exceptional Children will stage its spring meeting focusing on the
communication and management of autistic children, first, there will
be a business meeting at 6:00 at the School of Education, following will
be a lecture given by Wanda Milburn, Ph.D of the Program in Special
Education, Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University, at 8:00
there will be a demonstration and open house at Milburn's Lab-
downstairs at door closest to Monroe Street on east University, finally,
refreshments will be served at 9:15 .. the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring
Society will hold their annual Spring Openhouse, at 7:30' p.m. in the
Meeting Room of the Ann Arbor Federal Saving, 401 E. Liberty ..
Poetry Reading sponsored by the Guild House Campus Ministry will
be held with Glda At. Ear, Barbara Nagler, and Julie Nord at 7:30 at
the Guild House, 802 Monroe. . Friends of the Earth - Washtenaw
will be showing the film "Lovejoy's Nuclear War," at 7:30 in the
Michigan Union Ballroom .., the University of Michigan Opera
.Workshop will perform Douglas Moore's "The Gallantry" as well as
scenes from Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" and "The Marriage of Figaro"
at 8 in the University Schol of Music's Recital Hall . .. the Univer-
sity's celebration of Israel's 30th anniversary continues with a concert
featuring Israeli songs at 1429 Hill St. at 8:00 . .. the Scandinavian
Lecture Series continues with Dr. Birgitta Steene, Professor and
Chair, Department of Scandinavian, University of Washington
'speaking on "The Metaphysical Tradition in Scandinavian
'Cinema" .., the day concludes with a lecture and open forum on the
"Catholic Church and Abortion in conference rooms 4 and 5 in the
basement of the Union at 8:00.
On the outside .. .
Today will be partly sunny and colder with gusty northwest winds
and a high from 5255. Tonight should be about the same with the win-
ds dying down and a low from 28-31. Tomorrow should be partly sunny
and a little warmer,.

work week
"As long as we have one person
seeking work who cannot find it, the
hours of work are too long." These wor-
ds, spoken by Samuel Gompers at the
1887 American Federation of Labor
convention, served as the theme of the
First National All-Unions' Conference
to Shorten the Work Week, held at the
Hyatt-Regency Hotel in Dearborn on
The Conference was organized by the
All-Unions' Committee to Shorten the
Work Week, founded on October 25, 1977
by 68 union officials with .the aim of
initiating the shorter work week cam.~
paign. Though only 500 delegates were
expected, over 700 persons from 200
local and 25 national and international
unions attended.
THE MORNING'S events included a
keynote address by Frank Runnels,
President of the Shorter Work Week
Committee and the President of
Cadillac Local 22 of the United Auto
Workers (UAW) and speeches by
COngressman John Conyers, UAW
President Douglas Fraser and Charles
Younglove, Director of District 29 of the
United Steel Workers of America.
Runnels said, "We can trace our
roots to the earliest days of the republic
when in 1971 Philadelphia carpenters
struck to reduce the work day to 12
hours. "We must create the jobs that
are needed to give every person in this
country who desires to work a job
where they too can draw a pay check
and live in this country who desires to
work a job where they too can draw a
pay check and live in dignity like you
and I."
ALL OF THE speakers stressed the
fact that, like the movements of the
past, the present demand for shorter
hours is not being initiated to increase
leisure time, but to provide work for the
unemployed and job security for all
In order to accommodate those
presently employed, first-time job
seekers, and those displaced by in-
creasing productivity caused by new
technology and automation, the com-
mittee estimates that by 1981 5,800,000
jobs peryear will have to be created.
Fraser observed that with the con-
tinuing increases in productivity and
the sower rate of growth of the
economy, this trend will only worsen.
According to the committee,
reducing the average work week by one
hour would create 1,436,000 new jobs.
Those attending the conference
agreed they must continue working
toward a shorter work week and
scheduled a second conference for the
second fiscal quarter of 1979.

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Thursday, April 13., 1978
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This day has been set aside on college campuses across the country to
promote solidarity among gay people and to demonstrate that we will not
have our human rights denied.
Gay solidarity.by wearing blue jeans.


" Support for lesbians and gay men by wearing
blue jeans.
" Homophobia by not wearing blue jeans

Sufpportfed by LSA-SG, Gay Liberation Front, Gay Advocates

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