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Page 10-Thursday, May 31, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Lebanon calls on U.N. to intervene infighting

By TheAmolaled Press
Rockets and artillery shells slammed
across the Israeli-Lebanese border
from both sides yesterday and Lebanon
called on the United Nations to inter-
vene. Lebanese state radio reported
five civilians killed north of the border
but no casualties were reported in
Palestinians claimed it was the ninth
straight day of Israeli attacks, but
Israel said it was the first time in a
week its artillery was involved in the
hostilities, implying that Lebanese
Christians were doing what fighting
there was.
IN WASHINGTON, President Car-
ter's $4.8 billion U.S. aid package to
carry out terms of the Egyptian-Israeli
peace treay yesterday sailed through
the House, assuring congressional ap-
The Senate had already approved the
aid and the House approved it 347-28.
House and Senate conferees must
now compromise small differences to
produce a final bill for Congress' final
approval as early as next week.
THE AID INCLUDES $800 million to
help Israel relocate two air bases out of
the Sinai, $300 million in economic aid
for Egypt, $2.2 billion in credit weapons

sales to Israel, and $1.5 billion in credit Palestinian guerrilla spokesmen,
weapons sales to Egypt. described "unrelenting" artillery bom-
The Israeli military command said bardment from daybreak to noon, with
yesterday's fight was brief. It said Israeli planes flying overhead and
several Katyusha rockets had been boats cruising off shore. Besides the
fired at northern Israel from Lebanese five dead, three other persons were
territory, prompting "a few minutes" wounded, Lebanese radio said.
of return Israeli fire at Palestinian AT THE UNITED Nations in New
targets about 9:30 a.m. York, Lebanon asked for an urgent
Lebanese provincial authorities and meeting of the Security Council to
Local distributor fights
A "cold war" between management several union officers had promised
and potential union members of a local that the UMW, should it be chosen as a
food distributing company has been a bargaining agent, would not compel
problem in organizing the workers, ac- union membershie this statement a
cording to one union proponent. "blatant untruth. No UMW officers
Dennis Rickman, an employee of pledged that they will not compel total
Midwest Natural Foods Distributing employee membership." Rickman
Co. and a member of the United Mid- suggested that Meyers had interpreted
west Workers (UMW), last week "heckling" during a managem-nt-
claimed, "The management has adop- employee meeting as astatement from
ted the practice of predicting union employ metia s m
demands and stating facts unrelated to a union official.
our cse." OODSIn his letter, Meyers said union
our case. demands at the bargaining table for
MIDWEST FOODS management compulsory membership and dues
declined to comment. But in a letter to wouldforce the company to deduct
the company's employees, Midwest those dues from paychecks. "We do not
Foods manager Russ Meyers said
helieve that the emn lovees at rn m-

discuss the "rapidly deteriorating
situation in southern Lebanon." In a
letter to the council president,
Lebanese Ambassador Ghassan Tueni
cited "Israeli escalation of its attacks."
The Israelis have steadfastly denied
Palestinian and Lebanese claims that
their forces have been shelling
Palestinian bases regularly for more
than a week.
cold war
the number of employees, the absence
of a firing policy, and the elimination
and then uncertain reinstatement of a
cost of living allowance prompted em-
ployees to consider a union, The UMW
filed a petition with the National Labor
Relations Board when management
refused to recognize the union.
Midwest Foods employees vote in a
certification election today to decide
whether the union should represent
them to management.
MEYERS WROTE that in order to
achieve consisten profits, management
needs the support and cooperation of
"In my judgment, it will take a close
working relationship between em-
ployees and management to achieve
these goals; in short, I think a dialogue
is necessary; I do not think a union is
necessary, it would only drive a wedge
between us," Meyers wrote.
"They are in business to make
money," countered Rickman. "As far
as the UMW is concerned, they can
keep on managing, but we are going to
keep on organizing."

West side residents irate
over planned apt. building

pany should have to pay possible
exhorbitant dues in order to keep their
jobs," Meyers continued.
RICKMAN SAID the amount of dues
would be decided by union members.
"We want membership to make the
guiding decision. We are going for a
very participatory form of
democracy," she added.
According to Rickman, a decrease in

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kids who play in the woods.
Woodson also said because of the way
the land slopes sharply from the front of
the property back to the wetland, any
further building on the property would
aggravate the inadequate drainage
problem. She claimed standing water
has already killed several large trees.
Despite their objections voiced before
City Council, neither said she thought
the project could be stopped.
"I THINK they're going to go right
ahead and put this up here," Brum-
baugh said.
The west side neighborhood residents,
may have to accept the apartment
building they oppose, if what City

Councilwoman Susan Greenberg (D-
First Ward) claimed holds true.
"IT'S NOT THE kind of development
that from my point of view should be
denied," Greenberg said. She predicted
City Council will approve a rezoning
resolution that would allow the project
to be build on the condition that no
future buildings are constructed.
Woodson and the residents who live
near the proposed apartment building
said they are proud of their neigh-
borhood and its woods. "If I didn't have
the woods back there, my house would
be like everybody else's house in Ann
Arbor," Woodson said.

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LSA committee denies
Saim1ff~s tenure appeal
( Continued from Page 3)
appeals procedure," said Samoff, his appeal and to explain why he felt
referring to small percentage of tenure certian parts of the report from the ap-
appeals that are upheld. He said, "My peals committee were in error. Accor-
appeal has never really been heard," ding to Samoff, this request was never
and noted that the ad hoc appeals answered.
committee who made a recommen- Because it is the individual college
dation the executive committee refused that has the final say on tenure
to even hear the majority of his appeal, decisions, SARC, if it decided to uphold
claiminge the isnot pertain t' Samoff's appeal could only try to in-
claiming they didnt fluence LSA. Samoff said if all the
SAMOuFF SAID he asked to see the channels of appeal at the University
level do not decide in his favor, he will
dean of LSA or someamembers of the "definitely consider" suing the Univer-
LSA Exeutive Committee to discuss ity.
9am -3PMi

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