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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 73 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, December 6, 1977 Ten Cents 12 Pages

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After nearly a week of springlike
weather, December showed its true
face as six inches of snow carpeted Ann
Arbor yesterday.
Although University faculty, staff
and students found their normal routes
to school a little more treacherous than
usual, campus life plodded onward with
few disruptions. Students at U-M Dear-
born, however, got an unexpected holi-
day when classes at that campus were
called off at 3:00 p.m. due to the
Wendel reported that his entire snow
removal crew, supplemented by help
from private contractors, were out all
day busily salting, plowing and
brushing snow off sidewalks and
parking lots.
"Every person we've got is out
there," he said.
In storms such as yesterday's, Wen-
del explained, broom crews try to brush
sidewalks off as often as possible but
this task was made harder by the fact
that the stuff just kept coming down.
Those crews intend to make a "concen-
trated effort" early this morning to get
as much snow as possible off University
parking lots and sidewalks.
If the weather takes a sudden turn for
the worse today, President- Robben
Fleming or his executive board would
make the final decision on whether to
See A2, Page Z

Ambassadors pulled
from 5 Arab nations

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt broke
diplomatic relations yesterday
with the five Arab countries
that met in Libya to form a "re-
sistance" front against Presi-
dent Anwar Sadat's peace initi-
ative with Israel.
A Foreign Ministry spokes-
man named the five as Syria,
Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South
Yemen. The move produced the
most serious political division
in the Arab world in years.
"AT THIS POINT only diplomatic
relations will be affected," the
spokesman said, adding that Egypt
acted "in response to the decision
announced in Tripoli, Libya, to freeze
relations with Egypt."
The five hardline Arab countries
and the Palestine Liberation Organi-
zation met in Tripoli. All except Iraq
agreed early yesterday to form a
"resistance and confrontation front"
to oppose Egypt's overtures to Israel
and denounced Sadat's one-man
peace campaign as "high treason."
They also declared the "freeze" in
relations with Cairo.
Iraq, still feuding with Syria,
walked out of the conference without
signing the communique and accused
Syria of "capitulatory solutions."
Middle East News Agency listed only
Syria, Algeria, Libya and South
Yemen as the countries with which
Egypt severed relations. That led to
speculation Egypt was retaliating
only against those nations that signed
the conference declaration. The
agency later made an official correc-
tion, adding Iraq to the list, and that
report was confirmed by the Foreign
Ministry spokesman.
Hie said Egyptian diplomats in the
five countries would be recalled
within 24 hours and "all the diplo-
mats of the affected countries will be
asked to leave Egypt within the same'
Asked about possible action
against the PLO, the spokesman
said, "The PLO is not a country."
Three top PLO representatives were
expelled from Egypt last month a'nd
the Voice of Palestine radio station
was closed for criticizing Sadat.
THE FOUR ARAB countries and
the PLO ended the five-day Libyan
conference yesterday by signing the
anti-Sadat declaration.
Despite the harsh rhetoric, how-
ever, the anti-Egypt summit, at
Syria's insistence, had carefully kept
the door open for renewed Geneva
See VANCE, Page 2

'At this point only diplo-
matic relations will be
affected in response to
the decision announced in
Tripoh, Libya, to freeze
relations with Egypt.'
-Egyptian Foreign
Ministry spokesman
Mkt, talks
center on
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Prime
Minister James Callaghan of Britain
told West European leaders yesterday
that Israel and Egypt seek an over-all
Mideast settlement and not a separate
peace, Callaghan's aides reported.
They said he gave his account of Mid-
dle East developments at a dinner on
the first day of a two-day summit con-
ference of the nine Common Market na-
CALLAGHAN held weekend talks in
London with Israeli Prime Minister
Menahem Begin, who is on a six-day
visit to Britain, and his staff said he had
been in communication with Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat.
Sadat rifuriated hardline Arab na-
tions with his dramatic visit to Jerusa-
lem Nov. 19-21 in a bid for peace. Egypt
has stated repeatedly that Sadat is
seeking a comprehensive Mideast ac-
cord and not a separate peace pact with
According to Callaghan's aides, he
told his Common Market colleagues he
was convinced the Sadat-Begin moves
are a serious bid for peace.
THEY REPORTED Callaghan said
Sadat and Begin are resolved to pursue
their initiative and realize that any
agreement they reach would need the
endorsement of other parties to the
Mideast conflict at a Geneva-style con-
Callaghan was said to have delivered
a message from Begin telling the Euro-
pean leaders this would not be the time
to issue statements on Mideast develop
ments. Begin in the past has objected to
Common Market declarations on the
Mideast as favoring the Arab cause.
The Egyptian-Israeli search for
See COMMON, Page 2

While less-prepared types scurried about amidst the wind-whipped snow yesterday with pained looks on their faces,
LSA sophomore Norman Bates could afford a more leisurely-pace. Snug in-his cocoon-ish outfit and eminently cool
in his shades, Norm here nonchalantly succumbs to a nicotine fit.



WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotia-
tions between the United Mine Work-
ers union and the coal industry were
recessed last night, guaranteeing a
nationwide strike at the expiration of
the miners' contract at midnight.
Thousands of miners, particularly
in West Virginia and Ohio, failed to
show up for workyesterday, getting
a jump on the strike.
ARNOLD MILLER, president of
the United Mine Workers, called the
strike, although saying it "will bring
hardships and human tragedy" to the
"As of midnight," Miller declared,
the United Mine Workers of
America will be on strike against the
companies" represented by the Bi-
tuminous Coal Operators Association
(BCOA). He vowed the miners will
"stick it out . . . until we win it."
Federal mediator Wayne Horvitz
said there was "no breakoff" in the
negotiations and that the talks would
resume Thursday. He said both sides
need the time "to examine their
respective positions."
MOST OF T HE early walkouts
occurred in West Virginia and Ohio.
Kentucky mines reported full crews
on the final shifts.
Miller, who left the negotiations
and announced plans to go to West
Virginia where many of the miners
live, said he wouldnreturn to the talks
whenever he saw signs of real

m1ers go
Industry negotiator Joseph Bren-
nan said he would avoid "publie pos-
turing" as the negotiations contin-
ued, but added: "Obviously in a
strike situation things are much
more difficult."
Morris Feibusch of the coal opera-
tors association said 28 of the
approximately 1,800 mines operated

out on strike

southern West Virginia. Other indus-
try officials said 1,000 miners were
off the job in the state's northern
Privately Miller has said he fore-
sees a strike of three months, and
sources say the coal industry is
prepared to accept a work stoppage
of at least a month-The effects of the
strike are not expected to be felt
outside the industry for some time
because of large stockpiles of coal.
The UMW has struck nine times in
19 previous contract negotiations.
The longest walkout, in 1946, lasted 59
THE MOST immediate impact of a
strike would be on the miners and
their families. UMW miners would
lose their daily wages of about $60 a
day, and health benefits for them-
selves, their dependents and their
retired colleagues also would be cut
Industry officials say coal's best
customers, utility plants and steel
mills, have laid in stockpiles large
enough to last several weeks. Gov-
ernment officials say a strike would
not be the national problem it was in
years past.
Negotiations on a new contract to
replace the existing three-year pact
began on Oct. 6. Federal mediators
took charge of the discussions last
week and managed to get the two
sides back to the bargaining table on

All sides reported over the week-
end that there had been serious
discussions on "substantial issues."
These include the union's demand for
a limited right-to-strike over local
issues at individual mines and its
demand for refinancing of its deplet-
ed health and pension funds.
The coal association, seeking an
end to the wildcat strikes that have
plagued the industry in recent years,
is proposing penalties for miners who
take part in illegal strikes. It also
seeks incentives to increase produc-

by BCOA companies were closed yes-
terday. Only a few of Ohio's 10,000
union members were on the job as
scattered pickets turned back the few
who wanted to work.
DAN FIELDS OF the West Vir-
ginia Coal Association estimated
4,800 miners in that state got an early
start on the strike, most of them in

Flemings g o slumming,
The West Quad cafeteria had been
decked out in advance; the tables were
draped in green cloths, and there were
candles to soften the institutional atmo-
sphere. The Flemings, after all, had
come to dine with the residents of
Adams House.
While Mrs. Fleming tangled with
some unruly spaghetti and her husband
chatted quietly with an admiring resi-
dent director, the Adams residents re-
frained from hurling the customary
food and obscenities at each other.
"IT'S NICE to be with students
Mrs. Fleming commented. "There's so
many complications with the tea in the
And while house hosts fumbled at
serving punch andcookies to the pres
tigious guests after dinner, Fleming
answered a few informal questions in
lieu of a prepared speech.
"We're gonna get him drunk and ask
for paper towels," chortled one punch-
SOME STUDENTS hoarded mounds
of cookies bought specially in honor

Language may work against
foreign defendants, says prof.

A linguistics study done by a University professor is
examining the potential problems that the language barrier
can pose for non-native English speakers in criminal trials.
University Linguistics Prof. Paz Naylor calls her theory
"linguistic interference," which she defines as "certain
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Perez often had trouble understanding crucial questions
under intense cross-examination.
"It was clear in some instances that the women simply
were not understanding the prosecutor's questions," said
Naylor. "After that, there were cultural differences."
AMONG THE "CULTURAL differences" reflected in
language. Navlor is exploring the possibility that Narcisco

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