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Thursday, July 27, 1972 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN News Phone: 764-0552
British court
frees ja-iled
longs oremen. .
LONDON(A -- Britain's Industrial Relations Court
freed five jailed longshoremen whose arrest sparked waves-
of wildcat walkouts and thrust the nation toward a gener-
al protest strike.
But the court's decision yesterday, along with a sur-
prise judgment by the House of Lords, plunged the coun-
try's already-snarled labor laws into chaos.
The judicial committee of the House of Lords, the
highest court in the land, ruled in a separate decision that
labor unions are responsible for what their representatives
say and do on the factory floor.
This means the giant Transport and General Work-
ers' Union can be brought to court for the sort of actions

U Sponsors
yearly speech
Allen Whiting, a highly-respect-
ed China, scholar, and H e n r y
Hewes, drama editor for t h e
Saturday Review, will be just
two of the speakers at the 32nd
annual Summer Speech Con-
ference today at Rackham.
Sponsored jointly by the Uni-
versity and the Michigan Speech
Association, the conference will
present a series of speeches and
demonstrations to the public,
free of charge.
C. William Colburn, chairper-
son of the conference and an as-
sociate professor in the Univer-
sity's speech department, feels
that one of the "most outstand-
ing programs" includes Henry
Hewes' presentation on "Chang-
ing Criteria in the American
Theatre." Hewes has directed
plays himself, edited drama col-
lections, and served on the Pulit-
zer Prize Jury for Drama.
Another fascinating speaker,
according to Colburn, will be Al-
len Whiting, now with the Uni-
versity's political science de-
partment. He is working with
the State Dept. and was featured
on nationwide television during
President Nixon's China trip.
Registration for the s p e e c h
conference will begin today at
9 a.m.

that put the five stevedores
behind bars.
An hour after the court's re-
lease order, the five stevedores
emerged from London's Penton-
ile Prison: They were greet-
ed by 2,000 cheering comrades,
who carried them shoulder high
from the prison gates.
The crowd was only a frac-
tion of an estimated 112 million
union members who put down
their tools to protest Prime
Minister Edward Heath's con-
troversial Industrial Relations
Act. The new law was designed
to cure this strike-ridden -coun-
try of labor-management trou-
bles. Instead, more days have
been lost through work stop-
pages in the first half of this
year than in the whole of 1971.
The wildcat stoppages yester-
day bit intovirtually everysec-
tor of national activity.
The ports were shut. There
were no national newspapers.
Many coal mines closed. Lon-
don's red double-decker buses
stopped running. Meat and
fruit markets in the capital
stayed shut, Hundreds of ships
were idle. Flights in and out of
London's Heathrow airport vir-
tually halted.
The top command of the
Trades Union Congress, which
governs 10 million organized
workers, had threatened a one-
day national stoppage from
midnight Sunday if the steve-
dores were not freed.
The release of the stevedores
temporarily eased the nation's
political and industrial tensions
without ending them. Unions
See BRITISH, Page 8

AP Photo
TRADE UNIONISTS REJOICE outside London's National Industrial Relations Court yesterday
on hearing of the release of five imprisoned dock workers. Their release averts a general nation-
wide strike scheduled for next week.
Meir proposes peace talks with
Egypt as solemn Sadai sneers

JERUSALEM (P) - Premier
Golda Meir praised Egypt's ex-
pulsion of Soviet military advis-
ers in a speech to the Israeli
parliament yesterday, and pro-
posed face-to-face peace talks
with Egyptian President Anwar
Taking a moderate stand, Meir
said she was refraining f r o m
"polemics with the president of
Egypt" because "it would seem
that this hour in the history of
Egypt . . . should be the ap-
propriate hour for change."
"We don't want to be occu-
piers," she said. "We call for
peace - peace so that our coun-
tries can live together."
The Israeli leader told a hush-
ed house that the Soviet exodus

was a positive development. Then
she addressed Sadat directly:
"Let us sit down together to
discuss the peace settlements.
Let us search for a way to break
the deadlock, to seek a way out
of the ossified situation. Lest
a war be renewed between us,
let us advance toward complete
But as Meir was making her
peace overtures to the Egyp-
tians, Sadat was saying on a
Cairo broadcast:
"Our enemies the Israelis must
understand . . . that the path
is long but nature and history
are on our side . . . Allah will
give victory to those who be-
lieve in him."
A dispatch from Cairo s a i d

there was no immediate Egyp-
tian reaction to Meir's personal
appeal to Sadat.
However, Sadat has said re-
peatedly Egypt would not sit
down with the Israelis so long as
Israeli troops occupy part of
Egypt, because such a meetig
would be tantamount to surrend-

SGC plans study of 'U' athletic dept.

Rejecting a proposed Regent-
approved study of University
recreational sports facilities,
Student Government Council
(SGC) has announced plans for
its own study of campus ath-
In a press release, SGC call-
ed the study, proposed by Presi-
dent Robben Fleming and ap-
proved last week by the Regents,
"totally inadequate, unaccept-
able" and a "blatant attempt to
avoid conflict over the issue of
athletics on campus."
Fleming's proposal, made in
response to requests from the
Regents, SGC and the Advisory
Committee on Recreational, In-
tramural and Club Sports (AC-
RICS) will involve investiga-
tions only of alternative kinds
of new recreational facilities
and financing.
SGC plans to investigate:
-Athletic department struc-
ture, including "linkages and

various segments of the depart-
ment. They will also focus on
the "role of the athletic direc-
tor", especially "his relation-
ship to the Board in Control of
Intercollegiate Athletics."
-The department's decision-
making processes. This area in-
volves the alleged "secrecy that
surrounds board meetings, the
information monopoly of the
athletic director, and the de-
partment's special ability to in-
fluence decisions by granting
special privileges."
-The use of existing facili-
ties. SGC proposes to also ex-
amine the financing of new fa-
cilities and "the proper use of
general fund monies" which are
allocated to the department.
-Racism and sexism in the
department. Alleged charges of
discrimination "in both hiring
and department policies" and
the "plight of women partici-
pants in athletics" will be
looked into.

"club sports athletes, varsity
athletes and the faculty to co-
operate" in the study.
One of the controversial is-
sues involved is the need for
more recreational facilities, in-
cluding the possibility of a new
Intramural Bldg.
The building has yet to be
constructed due to lack of
funds. Some observers, how-
ever, trace the problem to the
fact that recreational, intra-
mural, and club sports are run
by the athletic department,
which allegedly favors varsity
athletics at the expense of re-
creation for the mass of stu-
In a statement to the Re-
gents, Fleming said the prob-
lem of the athletic department's
organization and operation has
already "been studied extensive-
ly" and therefore "most of the
things" which SGC wishes to
study "are already well-known."

Canham says he has "no strong
feelings" about keeping intra-
mural and recreational sports
tied to varsity athletics. But
he says that it is most "econom-
ically reasonable" for the two
to share facilities.
"I don't know what they
mean," he responds to SGC's
allegations of racism and sex-
ism in his department.
"We have all kinds of wom-
en in the department,." he says,
and adds that 30 per cent of
the athletes, as well as many
of the coaches, are black.
A visitor is present at "near-
ly every meeting" of the board
and minutes go, not only to its
members, but also to thse Re-
gents, according to Canham.
He says there is "no secrecy"
in department decision-making
"Anyone who comes to me, I'll

Golda Meir
This position leaves the door
open to possible direct talks
should the Israelis withdraw
from the Suez Canal and Sinai
Peninsula, which Israel has oc-
cupied during the 1967 war.
An Israeli official stre sed this
was the first time Heir had td-
dressed Sadat directly. *This
was not a mistake," he s sid.
"We have done this delibu:at-
The Knesset-Israel's parlia-
ment endorsed h e r statement

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