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Tuesday, J u ly 24, 1973


Page Three

Chavez pleads UFW cause

In a frequently emotional Hill Aud. ad-
dress last night, United Farm Workers
(UFW) director Cesar Chavez urged local
citizens to participate in the union's boy-
cott of A&P and Safeway stores.
Speaking to a wildly enthusiastic crowd
of more than 1500, Chavez expressed con-
fidence that the boycott will ultimately be
successful in forcing California- growers
to recognize the UFW over the Teamsters.
sters is not the union the majority of
farm workers want to represent them."

He charged the Teamsters have used co-
ercion and misinformation to gain mem-
The Teamsters have taken over a num-
ber of recently expired contracts former-
ly held by the UFW. Several more grow-
ers are expected to sign with the Team-
sters on Sunday. IfW members have
charged the Teamsters with selling out
f'rm workers for a pay-off.
About the boycott, Chavez said that
since the Teamsters have contracted to
work for the California grape and lettuce
growers for lower wages, "a boycott (on

the supermarkets that carry Teamster-
picked produce) is the only effective non-
violent response available."
"WE WON'T GET what we want until
the market for grapes and lettuce is de-
stroyed," he said,
"A boycott doesn't have a life of its
own," he warned. "It isn't successful un-
til you people participate. A boycott isn't
a television program or a newspaper ar-
ticle, a boycott is people."
To a large crowd, factions of which fre-
quently stood up, waved UFW flags, and
gave the special "Huegla handclap," Cha-
vez asserted, "The growers say a boycott
won't work a second time, but I say it
THE UNION LEADER charged that the
Te-ismsters are not representative of the
majority of farm workers. "If the grow-

ers, the Teamsters, and their lackeys . . .
would agree to free, secret-ballot elec-
tions, the Farm Workers union would ov-
erwhelmingly win."
Ie cited surveys of the workers support-
ing his conclusions which have already
been taken by independent organizations.
He said the UFW union members who
are now picketing along fields in south-
ern California where Teamsters are work-
ing, "are the most committed union un-
ion members in recent history," in con-
trast to the Teamsters, who "often use
coercion,-to get members."
AS AN EXAMPLE of Teamster dishon-
esty, Chavez cited an alleged Teamster
trick of, misleading farmworkers to think
that they are signing Social Security
See CHAVEZ, Page S

City officials review
advice on sewage
By GORDON ATCHESON of the local water treatment plant, which

During a working session last night, City
Council received reports from several
municipal officials indicating Ann Arbor's
-ter and 'sewage treatment facilities
most be expauded in the near future.
Acting City Admioistrator George Owers
ssid the city is currently exploring several
alternatives for expansion of the sewage
teatmsnt plant.
under he-1vy fire as being critically insuf-
ficient to handle local needs. On a number
of occasions the plant was worked be-
yond its capacity and as a result raw
. waste was dumped into the Huron River.
The city has begun talks with state of-
ficials to determine the best solution to
the problem. The city will also initiate
discussions with county and township ex-
perts at the end of the week, Owers said.
The talks will focus on "four or five
alternatives" to the present situation, in-
cluding expansion of city facilities to serve
outlying areas and possible development
of a county-wide plant.
OWERS POINTED OUT that to receive
federal or state aid for improvement, the
city must provide services to nearby com-
munities, breaking traditional policy. Gen-
erally the city has not given services such
as sewage treatment to non-municipal lo-
Assistant to the Administrator Patrick
Kenney then outlined plans for expansion

processes the city's water supply.
The system has been overtaxed since
the sneser of 1971. A three ptmse pro-
gram has been proposed to improve the
sysems. ithe first phase, costing 52.25 mit-
ion, tesweld raise capacity to a level meet-
i curreel needs,

CESAR CHAVEZ, leader and inspiring spirit of the United Farm Workers Union.
(UFW), addressed a crowd of more than 1500 at Hill And. last night. Chavez told
the rally audience that farm workers want to be represented by the UFW and
are being sold out by the Teamsters Union.

-Contest news
Time is still on your side in the "Not
Insane Watergate Contest." Entrants
should tell us in 25 words or less who is
their favorite Watergate conspirator and
why. Prizes include a free subscription
to the Daily, a blank cassette tape to do
your own bugging and a free passport
picture for quick exits from the country.
Relatives of indicted conspirators are not
eligible. Bring or mail you entries to
the Daily before July 27.
Happenings .. .
. . . today are largely film-oriented
. . the Ann Arbor Film Co-op will show
My Fair Lady at 6:30 and 9:30 in Aud.
A, Angell Hall . . . A-V Films will show
"Year of The Communes" in Aud. 3,
MLB at 7:00 . . . Shaw's Mrs. Warren's
Profession can be seen at the Power Cen-
ter at 8:00 . . . the U Woodwind Quintet
will perform at 8:00 in the School of Music
Recital Hall . . . a program entitled Cable
Watch III can be seen at 8:00 on Public
Access Channel "F" on local cable TV.
A2's weather
Today should see gradually increasing
j cloudiness with afternoon highs in the mid-
80s. Chance of rain is only. 20 per cent.

Hijacked airline

BEIRUT, Lebanon W) - A Japan Air
Lines (JAL) jumbo jet hijacked four days
ago landed this morning in Damascus with
141 persons aboard, an airline spokes-
man said,
The hijackers took the plane to Syria
from the Persian Gulf sheikdom of Dubai,
where it spent 70 hours parked'in the
sweltering desert heat.
Reports late last night said the hi-
jacked airliner had taken off for another
unknown destination. It was heading in
the direction of Cyprus, airline officials
THE FOUR AIR PIRATES were still in,
control of the jetliner. A fifth hijacker, a
woman, was killed earlier by a grenade
Sources said the JAL Boeing 747, which
was hijacked Friday after taking off from
Amsterdam, requested but was refused
permission to land at Baghdad, Iraq.
Airports in Bahrain, Kuwait and Abu
Dhabi, all on the Persian Gulf, shut down

TlE EX' ANSION wilt provide neces-
spry water treatment fecilities until at
Isst 1990, according to Kesney.
Instituting the water and sewage treat-
ment plant expansion may, however,
cause large increases in the amount resi-
dents must pay for these services. Pro-
jected rate hikes'could total as much as
85 per cent of the current fees, according
to Kenney.
Just before last night's session, the coun-
cil rtues committee met to discuss chan-
ges in , council regulations proposed by
Mayor James Stephenson last week. The
committee reviewed two minor changes
in the rules, while postponing work on the
most significant alterations.
prohibit council members from using
"profane or obscene language" during
meetings and curtail audience reaction.
Stephenson proposed that the audience
be required to remain seated during pro-
ceedings and to refain from "any kind of
noise" except at the audience participa-
tion sections of the agenda.
r puts
American - at one point told the Rubai
control tower: "From now on, we are to
be known as the 'Mt. Carmel Martyrs."'
MT. CARMEL is a rocky mountain
ridge in northwest Israel extending north-
west from the Plain of Jezreel to the
Mediterranean port of Haifa. The, hijack-
ers said in a message from the plane
shortly after seizing it on Friday that their
immediate aim was to liberate Haifa.
Later yesterday, a guerrilla explained
that the name they wanted to be called
was "Mt. Carmel, Martyr Sada" and he
said this was in honor of the Latin Ameri-
can woman, named Peralta, who was kill-
ed at the time of the hijacking Friday by
the explosion of a grenade she was car-
Full-scale security precautions were or-
dered at Tel Aviv's Lod International Air-
port, the scene of a Japanese terrorist
massacre 14 months ago.
WH LE THE PLANE was on the ground
. in Dubai, the control tower relayed to the
hijackers a message authorities believed
originated in West Germany telling the
sky pirates to either kill those aboard im-
mediately or release them.

sa fely in
in an apparent attempt to avoid receiv-
ing the plane, Beirut sources said. And
Saudi Arabia closed its air space.
THE LANDING at Damascus was re-
ported by the JAL office in Beirut, Leba-
non. Syria is one of the Arab countries
most sympathetic to the Palestinian guer-
rilla cause.
After the hijacking Friday, the plane
flew southeast across Europe and was
refused landing privileges at Beirut, Bas-
ra- in Iraq and Bahrain before touching
down at Dubai.
Last night the four gunmen asked for
charts of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula and
points north, and then released a Japa-
nese couple prior to taking off just after
midnight - 4:07 p.m. EDT,
THE COUPLE WAS identified as Yohit-
sugu Kagebayaschi, 62, an adviser to
Mainichi, one of Japan's leading news-
papers, and his wife Sachiyo, 48.
The passengers freed at Dubai were
whisked away to a nearby hospital without
being seen by the crowd assembled at the
air terminal.
The hijackers - identified as a Japa-
nese, a European, an Arab and a Latin

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