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Vol. LXXXI, No. 61-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, August 5, 1971
SUPPORTERS of the striking Buhr workers circle two lawyers
of General Motors, the company which has purchased the ma-
* chinery from the Buhr plant that truck drivers tried to pick up
back at Bulir.
By ZACHARY SCHILLER
For the second time in less than a week, trucks directed to pick
up machinery at Buhr Machine Tool Co. turned back when confronted
with a picket time of striking Buhr workers and their supporters.
About 200 workers began striking at Buhr July 19, and sporadic
negotiations since that time have proved futile. The strikers are pro-
testing alleged racial discrimination in hiring, asking for the right to
move with the company should it leave its present location, and
demanding there be no subcontracting unless there is full employ-
ment at the plant.
They have been joined by members of the Radical Independent
Party (RIP), the Up Against the Wall Street Journal and others in
-- -- - their attempts to keep the trucks
kB from picking up machinery
manufactured at the plant.
Many of the strikers and sup-
porters were on the point of
firna. reports, leaving for Southfield to picket
the international headquarters of
Bendix Co., which owns Buhr,
when the trucks arrived. Sever-
new earnings al picketers have ascribed the
truckers' decision not to drive
BURBANK (,P) - Lockheed in to the number of people pic-
Aircraft Corp., which just won keting the plant.
approval of a $250 million fed- Together, strikers and their
eral loan on the basis that it supporters yesterday numbered
was on the verge of bank- close to 100.
ruptey, reported second quar- Two trucks arrived yesterday
ter earnings of $3 million yes- afternoon, later joined by both
tesday. Ann Arbor police and officers of
Bales were listed at $1.09 bit- the Washtenaw County Sheriff's
lion up from $658 million .for Department.
the same period last year. General Motors Hydromatic,
The nation's largest con- thse company which has pur-
tractor said these results were cshe eqm pmny twh omhh r-
based on the assumption t h a t ased the equipment from Bhr,
"we will be successful in mak- has an injunction ordering strik-
ing necessary financial arrange- ers to allow trucks to pick up
ments", including the loan. ther machinery.
Lockheed's long-term d e b t However, the truck-drivers are
totaled $634 million as of the not obliged to drive their trucks
midyear, and interest on the through toe line if they feel their
debt was given as $14.7 million. See DRIVERS, Page 6
By The Associated Press
A Swedish newspaper
said in this morning's edi-
tion that North Vietnam
will free 183 American pri-
soners of war Aug. 12, but
the White House categor-
ically denied the report.
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden's
largest circulation newspaper, re-
ported that secrecy surrounding
the operation was broken by ne-
gotiations for a Scandanavian
airliner to fly the men to New
A Scandanavian Airlines Sys-
tem (SAS) spokesman con-
firmed that U.S. military au-
thorities had asked for a charter
plane to fly 187 . "American
pilots" from Ventiane Laos to
According to the Dagens Ny-
heter story, arrangements for
the flight were made by the U.S.
Command in Saigon, and the pri-
soners were to be taken to New
York via Bangkok and Rome.
The U.S. Command in Saigon,
however, denied knowledge of
any charter flight arrangement.
SAS said later the request for a
plane had come from the U.S.
military in West Germany, not
The newspaper said that many
of the prisoners "have been in
North Vietnam more than six
years. The first one was cap-
tured in August, 1964 when
American warplanes first at-
tacked North Vietnam."
The paper also said that it
was clear that transportation
from Hanoi to Vientiane would
be handled by the North'Vietna-
Dagens Nyheter said the Swed-
ish government has probably
been involved in negotiations for
the release, but has worked in
silence. However, the Swedish
Foreign Office said it knew noth-
ing of the affair, and emphasized
that it was a-matter between the
airline and the U.S. government.
Presidential press secretary
Ronald Ziegler said that "it can
be categorically stated that the
U.S. government has not been in-
formed of any such plan nor has
the U.S. participated in negotiat-
ing a plan such as described in
the report out of Stockholm."
Fate of the American prisoners
has long been a pivotal point in
the Paris peace talks on Viet-
nam, but in Paris last night,
neither North Vietnamese nor
Viet Cong spokesmen could be
reached for comment.
A SOUTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIER crouches in a rice paddy
in Cambodia as fighting continued in the Indochina war
CAPITOL BOMB PROBE:
Govt. asks court to
tell wictnesses to talk
DETROIT (A) - The Justice
Department yesterday asked the
courts to order two witness-
es to testify before a federal
grand jury investigating t h e
March 1 bombing of the U.S.
capitol, and the Mayday de-
monstrations in Washington.
Special U.S. Atty. Guy Good-
win asked U.S. District Court
to order Larry Canada and his
ex-wife Kathy Canada to testi-
fy before the jury. A hearing
on the matter was set for Au-
gust 17 before Judge Cornelia
Both Canadas appeared be-
fore the jury yesterday where
they refused to testify, as
they have in the past.
ANNUAL EVENT CANCELLED
Festival fans singheble
By ANITA CRONE But last year, the festival ran into
trouble. For one thing, Goose Lake Festi-
Ann Arbor summers are generally known val was held the same weekend near Jack-
for two things - the Street Art Fair, son. The people who would normally
held the end of July and the Ann Ar- have attended the Blues Festival hiked in-
bor Blues Festival, held the middle of stead to Michigan's first, and possibly
August. last, rock festival.
The Street Art Fair has come and The people who did come to the Blues
gone, with its garish appeal, but this year, Festival were the die-in-the-mud blues>
due to a severe deficit in University Ac- fans. With tickets set as low as possible
tivities Center (UAC) budget, the Ann and plans for a larger crowd, the festivalk
Arbor Blues Festival will not be held, incurred a terrific loss.
However, plans are being made for a But the Blues Festival was not the
one-night festival to be held during the only losing project for UAC last year, and
first week of classes in September, when this year's officers took over, they
Since it's inception during the summer were told by the Michigan Union and
of 1969, the Blues Festival has attracted League boards that another festival would Blues Festival, 1970
people from all over the country. be an impossibility.
They told newsmen they were
asked a number of questions
about the organization of the
Mayday demonstration a n d
about a trip Larry Canada had
taken to the embassy of the
People's Republic of China in
In a previous hearing, Can-
ada had been accused of sell-
ing secrets to the Chinese
Both Canada, and his former
wife said they refused to an-
swer all questions due to their
claim that the investigation was
based on illegal wiretap in-
formation gathered in viola-
tion of their Fourth Amendment
A motion introduced by
Goodwin asks the judge to or-
der the witnesses to cease claim-
ing Fourth Amendment rights.
The motion also asks that if
the two continue to refuse to
testify they can be required to
claim all constitutional rights
they plan to use.
The move is viewed as a first
step by the Justice Depart-
ment towards citing the Can-
adas for contempt.
Ken Kelley, Terry Taube, Co-
lin Neilberger and Charles Tola,
who were also named in the
investigation of the March 1
bombing, were scheduled to ap-
pear yesterday but failed to
show up. They have all re-
fused to answer questions in
pastnsessions of the investi-
Their attorneys went to court
Tuesday to block their appear-
ance on the grounds that they
were not given proper legal no-
tice from the court.
U.S. Atty. Ralph Guy h a a
agreed not to call the four un-
til Judge Kennedy rules on that