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The Michigan Daily-Friday, July 27, 1979-Page 3

Labor b(
By SARA ANSPACH
A federal agency will next week set
a date- for an election in which em-
ployees of a State Street photocopy shop
will decide if they want to be represen-
ted by the Industrial Workers of the
World (IWW) union.
Wordprocessors co-owner June Smith
said the National Labor Relations
Board (NLRB) 'is "taking care of
preliminaries" and is expected to hold
the election within a month.
The employees stopped picketing in
front of the store at 211 S. State St. last
Friday although they had said
previously they would continue the
picketing until the owners recognized
Does
'dream
car get
80 mpg?
By TIM YAGLE
In a classic case of one man against
the federal government, a man from
Florida has built a car he claims gets 80
miles to the gallon, but the government'
doesn't think it's possible.
Michael Shetley co-designed the 1979
Mercury Capri with a turbo charged
diesel engine. Shetley drove the care
1,250 miles from Orlando, Florida to the
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) Motor Vehicles Emissions
Laboratory in Ann Arbor for tests,
arriving Monday morning. The Ann
Arbor EPA will check Shetley's
mileage figures and announce the
results this morning.
"THE EPA - IS strangling the
automotive world (with all their
regulations)," Shetley exclaimed.
"They don't know what they're talking
about."
The vehicle, which runs on diesel fuel,
is being tested under a cloud of secrecy
and under constant guard.
SHETLEY COMPLAINED that EPA
analysts are testing his "American
dream" car the same way they test
See DREAM, Page 11
rtoday

Oard to set copy shop union vote
the IWW asa bargaining unit. IWW request to represent employees. majority of other employees in thi
ACCORDING TO employee Amy "The union didn't do it '(send in the do not want the typists to b
Crook, workers stopped picketing petition)-which is usually standard because, according to Crook, t
because "there were some things we procedure," she said. are contracted employees-sor
had to resolve among the workers." She ALTHOUGH EMPLOYEES are no whom have not worked for four c
said employees had sent a petition to longer picketing, Crook said there is "a months.
management with 18 signatures on very real possibility" they may start The NLRB will decide the el
Friday and at that time they believed again. She said there has been trouble employees for the bargaining uni
the owners would honor it. Also, she ad- between the owners and employees Smith. She sent information on
ded, "We wanted to show them (the over who will make up the bargaining hers of employees in diff
owners) goed faith." unit, classifications yesterday.
Smith said she and co-owner Jim "They (the owners) want all of the Employees said they are se
Smith sent a petition for an election to people, including the typists, to be in union representation because
the NLRB last Friday in response to the the bargaining unit." she said. A dprocessors offer1"low waes,'

e shop
elong
ypists
me of
or five
ligible
I, said
num-
erent
eking
Wor-
"no

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AP Photo
BENJAMIN CIVILETTI met with Senate Judiciary Committee members Wednesday prior to the start of his confir-
mation hearings as Attorney General. Hispanic groups voiced opposition to Civiletti's confirmation during yesterday's
hearings because of what they called his 'dismal record' on civil rights.
HISPANIC GROUPS KNOCK CIVILETTI

Landrieu
WASHINGTON (AP)-Former New
Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu met
yesterday with President Carter, who
was believed close to naming him
secretary of housing and urban
development, administration sources
said.
Two sources confirmed that Lan-
drieu, who now works for a large New
Orleans commercial developing firm,
talked to the president in the late after-
noon at the White House.
But no administration officials were
willing to say that Carter had actually

expected to get
offered him the HUD post. Landrieu is
known to be willing to accept the post
should it be offered.
MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT Car-
ter's nomination of Benjamin Civiletti
to head the Justice Department ran into
more opposition from Hispanic groups
yesterday.
But Patricia Roberts Harris, chosen
by Carter to replace Joseph Califano as
head of the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare, won the
unanimous endorsement of the Senate
Finance Committee.

HUD post
And Navy Secretary Graham
Claytor, nominated to become deputy
defense secretary, was quickly endor-
sed by the Armed Services Committee.
CONCERNING THE Landrieu ap-
pointment, one administration official
said, "The president told the senior
staff yesterday morning that he will
meet with people and keep all his op-
tions open until the end."
"No one on the staff can say whether
it was offered to Landrieu because they
don't know," said one administration
See NEW, Page 12

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Midnight music
Some 25 people were treated to an impromptu
concert Wednesday night in front of the Sun Bakery
store on East Liberty.Around 11 p.m. an unknown,
four-man rock band started to play on a stage,
which presumably had been set up for' the art
fair. The band, which consisted of a drummer, two
guitarists, and a singer, attracted passersby, and
soon a crowd formed, with some people dancing.
The band played only two numbers before retiring
for the evening, though, leaving a very disappointed
audience grumbling about the brevity of the un-
planned concert.
Dial-a-Law
It started out with time and weather updates.
Then'it spread t Dial-a-Joke and Dial-a-Prayer.
Now Ma Bell has come up with another form of
telephone madness. The Nassau County Bar
Association on Long Island, New York, has set up
Tel-Law, a telephone service apparently directed to
the proposition that legal service-at least part of

the time-should be free. The service will provide
callers with advice on matters ranging from
marriage breakups to tenant/landlord disputes. A
(slier can hear any one of the 46 advisory tapes, by
simply dialing 516-747-7600. Maybe we'll get Dial-
a- Doctor next.
Most wanted list
The desire for blue jeans is apparently running at
an all-time high in East Germany where
newspapers are reporting a rash of jeans thefts. It
seems the thieves spot the jeans on a clothesline,
unattended, and steal the garments. One newspaper
offered a temporary solution, however. "Wash
should not be left unattended in the evening or night
hours." the Communist party newspaper warned,
"because currently there is no insurance protec-
tion." At least the dirty business is confined to clean
clothes.
Happenings...
begin with the Ann Arbor Public Library's

Summer Book Sale, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
library . . . at noon, hear Ann Arbor Attorney Jean
King speak at the Commission for Women's
meeting. Her topic is "Legislation Affecting
Women" . . . Eclipse Jazz will present the Peter
Stark Revue at 2 p.m., Prismatic Band at 3:30 p.m.,
Trees at 6:30 p.m., and Afro-Musicology Ensemble
at 8 p.m. at Liberty Plaza . . . the School of
Metaphysics is sponsoring an informal rap session
"All about Metsphysics" at the Guild House at 7:30
p.m.... at 8:30 p.m. the University Musical
Society presents organist Peter Williams at Hill
Auditorium. FILMS: The Agony and the Ecstacy, 2
p.m., and 7:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Public
Library.
On the outside
Those clouds will still be hanging around today.
For that matter, the temperature will be pretty
much the same-between the upper 70s and 80. Not
only that, the low will be the usual mid 50s to 6t.
Somebody ought to do something about these sum-
mer reruns-this weather is getting boring . ..

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