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-michigan DAILY
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents

Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 45-S
Tuesday, July 18, 1978
Sixteen Pages

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Tentatweart Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
ENGINEERING STUDENTS TEST the art fair's Super Umbrella at the corner
of South University and East University. The coverning will protect an informa-
tion booth from foul weather during the fair, which begins tomorrow.
PEACE TALKS BEGIN TODAY:
U.S. will urge Israeli
LONDON (AP) - The United States will urge Egypt to spell An Israeli newspap
out security guarantees for Israel in new Mideast peace talks President Anwar Sada
opening today behind the walls of a medieval fortress in south not been officially disc
England, U.S. officials said. Bank over to Jordan a)
The participants - Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and the Palestinians jointly
Foreign Ministers Moshe Dayan of Israel and Mohammed Sadat also would a
Ibrahim Kamel of Egypt -arrived separately yesterday presence in the West B~
behind a shield of tough security and flew by helicopter to Jerusalem Post rep
isolated Leeds Castle. repeatedly, however,
U.S. officials, who asked not to be named, said Vance hopes stationing of Israeli tro
that specific assurances from Egypt - particularly on how to VANCE, DAYAN an
cope with extremists on the West Bank of the Jordan River - last night at the castle,
could lead to matching Israeli concessions discussions begin this
TH E PURPOSE is to draw Israeli Prime Minister with the Israeli and Eg
Menachem Begin into an acknowledgement that Israel will oyan, first to arri
withdraw from the West Bank, won from Jordan in the 1967 plenty of room for disc
Mideast War.,

Summit leaders
to up oil prices,
lower imports
BONN, West Germany (AP)-Presi- or by congressional approval of his
dent Carter and the leaders of six other energy legislation, in which the goals
non-communist industrial powers join- are outlined.
tly agreed to an economic summit The joint strategy provides for in-
yesterday on measures to increase em- creased growth in the Japanese and
ployment worldwide and reduce U.S. oil West Germany ecnomies and a slower
consumption by raising prices and cut- growth rate of about 4 per cent in the
ting imports. United States, where the worsening in-
Carter, expressing satisfaction at the flation rate has become a dominant
outcome of the two-day session, said a concern.
"base of common purpose binds us The United States has wanted the
together." Japanese and West Germans to speed
He pledged to increase the price of their economies. Obtaining their com-
U.S. oil-now as low as $5.23 a mitment was considered a major suc-
barrel-to world levels-now ap- cess for Carter.
proximately $13.50-by the end of JAPANESE PRIME Minister Takeo
1980, a move that could increase Fukuda committed his country to
gasoline prices by seven cents a gallon. keeping a lid on exports this year so
Carter also pledged an energy they will not exceed the 1977 level, but
program by the end of this year that he didn't rule out the possibility that the
would reduce oil imports by 2.5 million exports' value would continue to rise
barrels a day by 1985. because of the decline in the value of
HE DID NOT specify how the price the dollar.
increase or import reduction would be He called the lid "an unusual, ex-
accomplished but they could be traordinary measure" that he said will
achieved through administrative steps contribue "very importantly to the
solution of our balance of payments
problem," a reference to the Japanese
surplus and the U.S. trade deficit that
was a record $26 billion last year.
~ Carter told reporters that the results
se c u r t of the summit, the fourth in four years
"exceeded the expectations of all of
er reported yesterday that Egyptian us." He said the commitments by seven
t's latest peace proposals, which have nations were "substantive and
closed, call for Israel to turn the West specific" and that "each one of us was
fter five years, with Israel, Jordan and cautious not to promise things we could
administering it in the interim. not subsequently deliver."
gree to a continued Israeli military CARTER AND THE leaders of the
ank to meet Israel's security needs, the other nations-German Chancellor
orted. The Egyptians have denied Helmut Schmidt, French President
that they would accept a continued Valery Giscard d'Estaing, British
ops in the occupied territories. Prime Minister James Callaghan,
d Kamel scheduled brief informal talks Italian Prime Minister Giulio Anreotti,
45 miles southeast of here. Substantive Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott
morning, with Vance planning to meet Trudeau and Fukuda-spoke at the
yptian both separately and together. lavish city theatre after the final
'e in London, told reporters, "There is session in the West German capital.
ussion on both sides." Each endorsed the commitments listed
See U.S., Page 7 See SUMMIT, Page 8

A2mail workers question contingeney plans
By RICHARD BERKE
While Ann Arbor Postmaster Richard Schneeberger Brough said his branch has filed the unfair labor want to provoke a strike," said Brough. He said it is
says it's "premature" to prepare for .a nationwide charge with the National Labor Relations Board over unusual "that such a plan would be so widely
postal strike, local letter carriers are protesting the an incident at the local post office, when a distributed (in newspaper articles) when no impasse
publication of a contingency plan developed by the U.S. management representative asked him for home ad- has been announced in the contract talks."
Postal Service in case of a walkout. dresses and telephone numbers of local NALC branch Both Schneeberger and NALC members said tey
"There are no assurances that there is going to be a officers and stewards. Brough objected to the request,
strike," Schneeberger said. "Until that time, I calling it "coercion by the Postal Service and an at- The Postal Service and its unions continue negotiatons
wouldn't be able to relatea f(local) contingency plan." tempt to intimidate" union officials. in Washington in an attempt to reach a new contract by
SCHNEEBERGER SAID his office "always has con- CALLING IN FEDERAL troops and temporarily Thursday's deadline. See story, Page 2.
tingency plans," but labelled them "for official use banning some forms of mail are among the contingen-
only" and declined to discuss them. cy plans federal officials have in case the Postal Ser-
But Louis Brough, president of the Ann Arbor branch vice and three postal unions cannot agree on a new con- hope negotiations can lead to an acceptable contract so
of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) tract this week and a mail strike follows. the strike can be averted.
and former president of the Michigan State Association The current pact expires midnight Thursday and Last Wednesday, several local post office employees
of Letter Carriers, said Schneeberger "doesn't dare" Schneeberger stated he won't begin any contingency picketed in front of the Liberty Street station, com-
talk about contingency plans because his office is "un- actions until Friday morning if a strike does occur. - plaining about the pace of negotiations for a new con-
deran unfairlaborcharge." "It almost seems as though they (the Postal Service) tract.

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