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UAC Children's Theatre
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A CHILDREN'S MUSICAL
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BRING A PREPARED SONG
NOTE: Technical people wanted
Lighting designer and crew
Stage manager
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Wednesday, September 22, 1976

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Prosecutor probes 'Quick settlement in auto strike

Ford, GOP records

unlikely as negotiat

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acknowledged that the corpora-
tion paid Mr. Ford's bill for two
golfing weekends in New Jersey
in 1964 and 1971. Nessen said
they were both private invita-
tions to the President from a
long-standing friend.
"If the President thought there'
was anything wrong, he wouldn't
have done it," Nessen said.
REPUBLICAN o f f i c i a l s in;
Grand Rapids, Ford's hometown,
said they were mystified by the
subpoenas of Kent County GOP
committee records.
Paul Henry, chairman of the'
county GOP, said the recordsI
sought were those of the county
Republican committee and the:
Kent County Republican Fi-
nance Committee.
None of the records of Ford's:
1972 campaign committee were
subpoenaed, said Hillary Snell,
who headed the Ford for Con-
gress Committee that year.,

Ford's other campaigns during (Continued from Page 1) while others remain on layoff.
his 25 years in Congress have ardize the 1978 model program. THOUGH FORD President
been requested. Asked if it was possible to Lee Iacocca was outwardly op-
Stephen Bransdorfer, attorney forge a settlement this week, timistic about the progress of
for the Kent County GOP, said the source said, "No one can negotiations, he admitted he
agents involved in the investi- answer that definitely, but it might have to lower his esti-
gation gave no indication how doesn't seem likely as of now." mate of near-record 14 million-
long the probe would continue The source added that the two plus car and truck sales in the
nor what had triggered it. sides planned to spend Tuesday upcoming 1977 model year. Ile
discussing the issue of job se- said the No. 2 auto firm was
chairman in Ford's old 5th Con- curity but there were few visi- "working very, very, hard to
grmansina Fd's old t frm ble signs of progress from the achieve a. settlement" and end
gressional District and a former! negotiating suite at Ford world the costly strike.
Kent County GOP chairman,
said the probe began the week headquarters. In a survey published by the
after President Ford won the THE KEY item, still on the Detroit Free Press, most
Republican nomination last table, was the union's demand suppliers and businesses said
month. He called the political for 12 paid days off a year in they would begin to worry,
implications of the probe "in- addition to an average 32 days about damaging effects of the.
credible" since just six weeks workers now get in vacations strike only when it reaches the
remain before the Nov. 2 presi- and paid holidays. The company two-week or three-week mark.
dential election.had proposed giving workers According to the survey, most
212 to five days off a year, de- vulnerable to strike - related
"IT'S DIFFICULT to believe pending on seniority and ab-
' senteeism records. -

ions drag
layoffs are Ford's approximate-
ly 25,000 suppliers who provide
everything from axles to toilet
paner. Well over 5,000 of those
supplies are based in Mi-
chigan, a Ford spokesman said.
ABOUT half of what goes into
each of Ford's cars comes from
5.000 or 6,000 outside suppliers,
the spokesman said.
Union sources indicated little
has been accomplished in two
days of bargaining, the first
formal sessions since the strike
began.
"They seem to be spinning
their wheels in there," one
source said. Another added, "If
the company doesn't make a
move pretty soon, it's going to
be a really long strike."
n cabinet

SNELL SAID that, to his
knowledge, no records involving

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that it just a coincidence that I
it occurs at this time," Eleveld
said. He expressed hope "some-!
one finds out what or who
prompted this investigation."
"We are mystified about the!
currentainvestigation," he add-
ed.
Ford's 1970 campaign collec-
tions came under fire briefly
when he failed to report collect-
ig $17,500 from stock brokers,'
an oilman, bankers and doc-
tors.
But Ford insisted that because
he turned checks from those
groups over to Republican na-
tional headquarters in Wash-
ington, he was under no legal
obligation to report the contri-
butions. No charges ever were
filed in connection with the'
1970 contributions to Ford.

At least one business econ-
omist has questioned this de- R hodesia
mand. University of Michigan
professor Ross Wilhelm said it
might actually cost jobs rathert o e o t nc e a h W
claims.
The union is also seeking (Continued from Page 1)
tougher restrictions on the com- to help develop the country un-
pany's subcontracting of work der black rule.
to non-UAW companies and If the cabinet and caucus ac-
wants to ban the scheduling of cept the plan, a two-thirds ma-
overtime for some workers jority would be needed in the
House of Assembly (lower house

black rule
Rhodesia, a land of 270,000
whites and some 6 million
blacks, was a British colony un-
til the Smith regime unilaterally
declared its independence in
1965. Britain has refused to
make a political settlement
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demanding that Smith renounce
AS ALL 50 white members in the unilateral independence dec-
the 66-seat assembly belong to laration and agree not to filibus-
the ruling National Front party,
the final decision on the settle- ter during the negotiations be-
b-meat package effectively rests tween Rhodesias white and

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