Saturday, May 25, .
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Police search startles two
women in false SLA raid
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od workers halt
kdue state strike
By JEFF SORENSEN
With Wire Service Reports,
A statewide roadworkers strike has temporarily
halted work on several local.street and highway con-
About 6,000 members of the Michigan Operating
Engineers Union walked off their jobs Monday follow-
ing a breakdown in contract negotiations with the Mich-
igan Roadbuilders Association.
THE ASSOCIATION is the chief employer of the
workers who operate heavy equipment such as bulldoz-
ers, cranes and graders used on highway and bridge
Affected locally by the strike are projects at the
if your Daily isn't delivered Tuesday. The circulation
department has not singled you out for a personal
slight. It's just that The Daily isn't publishing Tues-
day, because we celebrate Memorial Day Monday.
State Road intersection at 1-94, Carpenter Road be-
tween Packard and Washtenaw and the construction
of a new Saline Road interchange on 1-94.
Howard Russell, Washtenaw County Assistant Coun-
ty Highway Engineer, reports, "The work stoppage
isn't slowing down traffic any more than when the
construction was taking place."
Russell says that most roadworkers who aren't
Union members are honoring the strike as well.
MEANWHILE, a federal mediator says that the two
sides in the dispute will start settlement talks next
At stake are two major issues - pay and a clause
in the old contract that requires engineers to work at
straight time pay on Saturdays if bad weather pre-
vents work on a weekday. The union wants $2.50 an
hour in pay and time-and-a-half for all Saturday work.
The strike has halted more than $500 million in pro-
jects, ranging from major repairs at Detroit's Metro
Airport and the construction of new bridges on I-75,
washed out in recent flash floods north of Detroit.
LOS ANGELES ,' -Joan Schoenberger awoke to
the ringing of the telephone at 5 a.m. yesterday. A
man on the other end identified himself a: a police
' Symbionese Liberation Army members are believed
tbein the house," he s aid andtiordlered Sch oberger
and her rotommate, Gerri Jones, to c home out with
their hands up.
EVENTUALLY THEY did and convinced police they
had nothing to do with the SLA. It was antoher false
lead in the search for newspaper heiress Patricia
leart and two members of the terrorist band.
The 'predawn raid was one of several police and FBI
agents have conducted in the search for William and
Emily Harris and Hearst, the 20-year-old netwspaper
heiress who police say apparently has joined the group
that kidnaped her last Feb. 4. Authorities have de-
scribed all three as armed and dangerous.
Emily Harris' father,' Frederick Schwartz, made
another emotional appeal yesterday for his daughter
and the two other fugitives to give themselves up. In a
news conference, he tearfully offered to do anything
to help them surrender safely.
"YOUR CAUSE, whatever it is, is even at this
minute dying," lie said. "The only way it can be sared
s for you to live."
He said the three fugitives should realize that "hon-
orable goals in this soiety are not exclusively ytur.
In reference to law enforcement agencies, he told the
trio. "Their goals for America are at least as honor-
able as yours."
The police and FBI continued to recive numerous
calls from persons who believe they have seen the
fugitives. But although sightings were reported all over
California and elsewhere, authorities "have no reason
to believe the fugitives have left the Los Angeles area,"
an FBI spokesman said.
SECURITY WAS tight on the California-Mexico bot-
der, and officials doubted the trio could slip by in the
heavy Memorial Day holiday traffic.
The police, FBI, Los Angeles County Bar Associatin
and the Los Angeles Press Club also were receiving
many calls. But most were from cranks and none
was helpful, officials said.
The abortive raid yesterday morning left ScHoes-
berger, a 22-year-old hospital technician, incredulous
at first, then frightened, she said later. She told the'
officer who called she wanted to verify the call by
AP Photo calling the police. She did, and the same officer an-
swered. Again he ordered the women to turn on their
That's all lights and come out with their hands up.
for now, folks TERRIFIED, THE women looked out the window
and saw many people dressed in dark clothing. "We
President Nixon looks over his shoulder after run- could only see eyes and guns," Schoenberger said
ning up the steps to Air Force One yesterday to fly later.
to Florida for the weekend. See POLICE, Page 10
Stephan out to beat Bagel Factory
By JEFF DAY
The lines are drawn, the trenches dug, and what
laromises to be the Great Ann Arbor Bagel War has
At issue is the "fair" price of a bagel and at stake
is control of the nearly 40,000 bagels the city consumes
in a week.
On one side is Ann Arbor's established bagel shop,
the Bagel Factory, which sells its products at 14 cents
apiece. On the other is Stephan's Market, an ex-Bagel
Factory customer, now buying from Detroit' and selling
at 12 cents a bagel.
SPEAKING OF the Bagel Factory Stephan said, "le
1hould sell for what is- fair, that's all we want. His
prices are way out of line."
Down the street, the Bagel Factory is saying that
they are not going to lower their prices because of
Stephan. "We charge what we have to," said manager
Lee Hershey. "Our price today, in the past and in the
future is based on cost, and costs are going up."
Stephan, who tripled his bagel sales after the recent
price cut, expects to corner the bagel . market and
tarns that unless the Factory lowers its prices, "they'll
go out of business."
BUT THE BAGEL Factory, which sells in the neigh-
borhood of 36,000 bagels per week, isn't worrying.
"We're not going out of business because of the 40 or
50 dozen bagels Stephan can sell-we're a bakery and
he's a retailer, said Hershey: "Would you pay 14
cents for a bagel that's just out of the oven, or 10
cents for a bagel that's seven or eight hours old?"
Stephan, who believes competition is the heart of
free enterprise, reverses the question and asks, "Why
pay 15 cents when you can pay 10 cents? Most students
will buy here."
THE BAGEl, Factory bakes a new batch of bagels
every few hours.
"A bagelthat's a day old clearly is not as good as
one that's fresh," claimed manager Hershey.
Stephan, 'who buys his bagels from the New York
Bagel factory i nDetroit for 20 cents per dozen less
than at the Bagel Factory, said, "If I can buy hrom
a bagel store and sell it cheaper than one in Ann
Arbor, there's' something wrong."
Bagel Factory manager Hershey leans over his
bagel machine, which for some reason is making
oblong bagels, and stops it.
"IT'S A SIMPLE operation. If Stephan's has got a
hot, fresh bagel, fine. If not, we're talking about some-
thing else," he continued. "It's not something you just
walk in and say, 'I wanna make bagels today.' The
mix depends on the temperature, the wetness. You've
got to feel it. You've got to have a soul for it."
Stephan, however, is "sure we'll double sales. It
looks like we could sell 150 dozen a day. If we sell
that, it has to come from his business.
"In the fall we'll open 24 hours a day, and have
bagels coming up from Detroit every day. The students
think the bagels from Detroit are better and they can
get them all the time.
"This is not a vendetta. This is competive business,"
Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIE
FRAGELS, above, are a favorite at the local Bagel
Factory, which is about to become an unwilling
warrior in the Great Ann Arbor Bagel War.