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P~Ten TIlE MACI-IIGAN DAILY Thursdoy, June 16 197

Black South African Miller tops UMW race

students stage protest

(GOntinmed from Page 1)
shift to English which was gen-
erally regarded as more useful
The students have urged So-
weto's more than one million
residents to mourn the deaths
by boycotting work, canceling
all entertainment and attending
mass prayer services. About
250,00) blacks commute to jobs
in Johannesburg from Soweto
Brig. Jan Visser, Soweto's
white police chief, accused the
media yesterday of responsi-
bliay for the current tension
sweeping Soweto and other
black townships. He said the lo-
cal press had "prepared the
climate and the mood for to-
morrow's commemoration of
the unrest."
YET, IN a shift from past
policy, the West Rand Adminis-
tration Board, Soweto's govern-
ing body, relaxed regulations
for entry permits into the town-
shIp, allowing all accredited re-

porters 24-hour passes.
Police set up a press tent
outside the Protea police sta-
tion, the riot control command
post, as an information center.
The police, despite apparent
provocation, have seemed re-
strained in quelling eruptions of
violence, avoiding conflict with
students when possible and us-
ing tear gas rather than bullets
to disperse crowds.
They have also introduced a
new weapon - a sneeze na-
chine - which spews a combi-
nation of tear gas and talcum
powder from the top of a
shielded Land-Rover to break
up rioters.
fic between the township of Um-
lazi and the coastal city of Dur-
ban was restored by midday
yesterday, after saboteurs blew
up an 18-inch section of rail-
road track.

Arnold Miller claimed yester-
day to have won his second
five-year term as president of
the troubled United Mine Work-
ers (UMW) union. He called on
his two rivals to forget the past
and join in the fight against the
coal operators.
As his two opponents agreed
the controversial union head
appeared a certain winner, Mil-
ler said he is "prepared now
to go to the bargaining table."
THE 54-YEAR-OLD u n i o n
chief will negotiate a new work
contract with the coal industry
this winter on behalf of 277,000
miners. The talks will come at
a crucial time in which the na-
tion is expected to increase its
use of coal as part of Presi-
dent Carter's energy program.
Government officials believe
a strike is almost inevitable.
"It is time now for the
wounds to heal and for those
who opposed him to come for-
ward and recognize who the,
enemy is, and the enemy is
the operators," he told a news

conference caisis Cha
W. Va., campaign he
The official count o
day's election won't b
until after July 1 but
sociated Press tally
Miller holding a large le
more than 60 per cent
ballots counted.
opponents to decide1
they want to cooperate t
ed "I will no longer b
ant or exhibit the pat
have with those whoA
working for the member
A veteran of 22 years
Mines, Miller first wo
tion in 1972 on a tide of
ers' zeal following the
of union insurgent Jo
blonski. He defeated in
Tony Boyle, who was
quently convicted ofgh
the murders although
trial was ordered.
Open feuding broke ou
the union leadership wi
past two years and

If Red Cross hadn't trained young
Lars AleCksen in lifesaving tech-
riiques,last summer Adam Gauthier
just might have ended up one
more drowning statistic. (AdamS
alive and well today, thank you, and
in the first grade in Manitowoc,
Wisconsin.) We're not asking
for medals (Lars is the one who T
deserves those). But we do need
your continued support. Help us.
Because the things we O
do really help. In your own
neighborhood. And across Y OIL
Amnerica. And the world.,=

rleston, strikes spread through the cw
adquar- fields. Miller's rivals charge
that he was inept and lack-
d Tues- the leadership ability to run t i
e made union effectively.
an As-
ad wish
the with
of the
p to his
whetheroo o
but add- O ses
e toler-
are not
arI o~sng
in the ordn
in elec-
reform- n flCE
ck Ya- (contnu[sr tren e,
cumbent terest Research Grot in li
subse- igan (PIRGIM) said tht a lp
ordering surveyf leas in Ann
a new and ast Lansint 'i-redth
"unenforceable l e a s e ciaus
t among are prominent throughouth
thin the state.
wildcat "I think it's obvious that th
illegal clauses are meant to i
hibit the tenant," said Kunian
Kunian also pointed to a on
vey conducted by the istitu
of Social Research (ISRI for t
mayor's Blue Ribbon Comm
tee, that pointed to tenan
basic ignorance of the right
survey, the Blue Ribbon cai
mittee wrote: "The suriey
dicates that tenants are go
ant of their legal ights a
duties. Elementar econoi
teaches no that consmer knot
edge is essential for a proper
functioning market Yet over
per cent of the tenantt survey
did not give any orrect
swers to five questionso n: l
lord-tenant law."
But area landlords, ;ote
are members of the ishten
Property Owners A.nocali
(WPOA), object to the man
tory provisions.
"No doubt snoin elerse Ici
Main provisions that are ille
or wrong," said i0 itiPo
but not all landlord doth
If I put this inm isin tin
give the impresiont itt
doing somethingtilleg'l, rn
am not.
the lease has the t todo
reading. It is up to te iiid
to find out that smething
may sign i lutoust' s
Phillip Weaver of the WPI
said, "It is unbelievable i
anyone would put such a thi
before the Council The 5
possible reason for this on
nance is political People wn
to keep their name in front
the public."
Weaver said that new in1
lords will be discouraged fi
establishing businesses in A
Arbor because of "legal hart
ment and threats and o dinai
like this one."
"WE DON'T mind the
having this information, hut
can't it be included in the
let that all landlords are
quired to give their tenants'
Weaver said that the
has written a "beatifud I
that no one could object t
unfortunately not all areas
lords are members o1
AATU spokesperson H ad,
agreed with Weaver's slpt
of the WPOA lease, bal sat
cluding the provinsons in
tenants' booklet would 10l
an effective remedy.
"We know that many of
landlords in the area do nt
the booklet to their tend:
required by law. Tenats
don't receive eboo les
cotact city govenme
1 1Hadam...

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