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Polish strike alert called
off by Solidarity leaders
From AP and UPI
WARSAW, Poland-The independent union Solidarity can-
celed its strike alert yesterday in hopes it will be treated as a
"partner" in new talks with the government, the official PAP
news agency said. Meanwhile, Soviet-led Warsaw Pact
troops were reported preparing for "new, difficult battle
exercises" in and around Poland.
The cancellation of the strike alert was approved at a
sometimes stormy meeting of Solidarity's national com-
mission, which PAP said set up working groups for talks with
the government on law and order, people jailed for their
beliefs, a private farmers' union, freedom of the press, anti-
strike legislation, and the beating of unionists in Bydgoszcz.
A UNION SPOKESPERSON said the alert was canceled
everywhere but in Bydgoszcz, where the local Solidarity
chapter will decide what course to pursue. At the same time,
Warsaw television announced that government and church
representatives met and agreed the only way tensions will be
resolved is "dialogue leading to political solutions."
The cancellation of the strike alert occurred nearly two
weeks after it was declared following the beating March 19 of
union activists in Bydgoszcz, a northwestern industrial city.
That incident triggered a four-hour nationwide warning
strike Friday and led to a threatened unlimited general
strike beginning Tuesday.
But Solidarity leader Lech Walesa and Deputy Premier
Mieczyslaw Rakowski reached an agreement Monday that
prompted the union to suspend and then cancel the
threatened general strike.
"THE WORLD ADMIRED us for this, that we balanced on
the tightrope and did not fall down," said Walesa, who
received a standing ovation.
"The world asks us for common sense. We have to take this
into apcount," he said.
The two-day session of the national commission, represen-
ting Solidarity chapters around Poland, was marked by ten-
sion. A key leader, press spokesman Karol Modzelewski,
resigned, and an attempt resignation by the union's No. 2
leader, Andrzej Gwiazda, was rejected.
Many commission members, including Jan Rulewski, one
of three men beaten badly in Bydgoszcz, denounced the pact
reached with Rakowski Monday as too soft and forged again-
st their wishes. Walesa also was criticized for allegedly usur-
ping power within the union leadership.
But Walesa responded calmly to the criticism, explaining
the need for compromise rather than confrontation, sources
at the meeting said.
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HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - "Ordinary
People" captured four Oscars at the
53rd annual Academy Awards presen-
tations but the happiest actors in
Hollywood yesterday were Robert De
Niro and Sissy Spacek, who won awards
for best actor and actress.
Robert Redford won the Oscar for
best director and his movie, "Ordinary
People," was voted best picture, but De
Niro and Spacek ran off with the highly
prized acting awards for their perfor-
mances in "Raging Bull" and "Coal
IT WAS AN especially sweet victory
for both performers who attended the
awards ceremonies with the real-life
celebrities they portrayed on the
Spacek was hugged by country-
western singer Loretta Lynn, whom she
played in the rags-to-riches saga, and a
proud Jake Lamotta, former mid-
dleweight champion, slapped De Niro
on the back for his portrayal of him in
the brutal biographical movie.R
It was an emotional Oscar show with
a recuperating President Reagan, wat-
ching from his hospital room in
Washington, D.C., and opening the
ceremonies with a pre-taped address.
THE EVENING WAS also an
the ann arbor
7:00 & 9:00-AUD. A
emotional moment for Henry Fonda,
72, who was given a standing ovation
and an honorary Oscar for his 46-year
contribution to movies.
There were few surprises among the
winners for Hollywood insidersmwho
thought the awards went pretty much
according to form, including Oscars for
Mary Steenbergen for best supporting
actress as the housewife-go-go dancer
in "Melvin and Howard" and best sup-
porting actor Tim Hutton as the
suicidal son in "Ordinary People."
DeeNiro became the second actor in
academy history (Jack Lemmon was
the other) to win Oscars for best actor
and best supporting actor. He won best
supparting actor in 1974 for "The God-
father Part II."
The youthful musical, "Fame," won
both music awards -for best song and
best original score for composer
Roman Polanski's glossy victorian
melodrama, "Tess," won three awards
- for best cinematography, best art
direction and best costume design.
"Ordinary People," in addition to
winning best movie, best director and
best supporting actor, won the Oscar
for best original screenplay (Bo Gold-
man) to lead all other movies with four
CHICAGO (UPI) - Mayor Jane
Byrne said yesterday she intends to
make a safe and sociable neigh-
borhood of a gang-plagued ghetto
whose residents say they have to
duck bullets at the bus stop.
Byrne moved into the Cabrini-
Green Housing Project Tuesday
night and told reporters yesterday
she will stay until its residents can
live free of fear.
"I'LL BE SATISFIED when I
think people think they can look out
a window and not get shot," Byrne
told a news conference in the
project's bare recreation room.
The mayor and her husband-
political adviser, Jay McMullen,
moved into the bleak Chicago
Housing Authority project Tuesday
night, unpacked, watched the
Academy Awards on television and
spent what Byrne called a lovely,
Cabrini-Green residents feel saf-
er alreddy, Byrne said.
"THEY CAN WALK out the door
AP Photo °
ESCORTED BY A SECURITY guard, left, and husband-political adviser
Jay McMullen, Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne leaves the high-crime Cabrini-
Green housing project yesterday. Byrne moved into the project Tuesday in
an effort to rid it of gang crime.
Byrne's first night in
ghetto 'lovely, uiet
and not be frightened because so
many police are here," she said.
Children clapped when Byrne and
McMullen arrived and two girls told
the mayor they wished she lived on
their floor, Byrne said.
Byrne said she could look out the
window of her fourth floor apar
tment in the 19-story building and..
see her luxury Gold Coast apar-
tment 10 blocks away.
SHESAID SHE will return to her;
apartment occasionally to water the
plants and wash clothes.
The mayor's stay in Cabrini-
Green is only the first stage in a
grand scheme to clean up CHA
"This is the prototype, this is
number one. I think we can learn
from this one," she said.
Byrne has secured two other CHA
apartments and a unit in a senior
citizens' building. She said she in,
tends to move into these apartments
in the future.
Mayoral hopefuls rehash stances a
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FABER DESCRIBED his plans for
the city should he unseat his opponent.
One of his first moves as mayor would
be to form emergency committees to
deal with the loss of federal and state
Faber also assailed the Belcher ad-
ministration for not lobbying exten-
sively in Lansing for changes in the
state's tax assessment structure.
Belcher countered angrily, "The
baseball season.. .
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mayor's job is here in Ann Arbor, not in
Lansing, not in Washington."
Faber said his emergency commit-
tees would immediately develop con-
tingency plans by analyzing present
programs, looking for alternate fun-
ding, and taking advantage of volun-
THE CHALLENGER said the city
must use the expertise and talent of its
citizens to provide services. Faber
commended the University's Project
Community, which provides the city
with free student volunteers who
receive academic credit for their ser-
As in previous debates, at issue again
was the mayor's appointment powers.
Throughout this campaign, Faber has
accused Belcher of appointing only
conservatives to the city's committees
Belcher replied that of 731 appoin-
tments in three years, 360 of those went
to independents, Democrats, or
unknowns. Belcher said that all his ap-
pointments, which must be confirmed
I RBOR' I
by council, have been unanimously ap-
THE TWO MAYORAL hopefuls -sdid
agree on several issues. They agree
that the current halfway house
program is unacceptable and must lie
radically altered by the state to win the
city's stamp of approval.
Both agree that the proposed 24-hoQur
AATA cab service, in which private
cabs would provide nighttime public
transportation, would enhance citizen
safety. And both say although they have
some problems with the legislature's
May 19 tax cut proposal, they support
Faber is the owner of Fabgr's
Fabrics at Briarwood Mall, a former
two-term councilman, and current
chairman of the city's Democratic par-
Belcher is part-owner and dice
president of First Ann Arbor Qor-
poration, an aeronautical management
and consulting firm. He was chairman
of the city's Republican party in 197-71
and also a former councilman.
The mayoral debate was preceded by
a debate between the 11 candidates Air
city counciil, five of whom will be elu-
ted in Monday's race. The 2%-hour
event, sponsored by the League :of
Women Voters, was sparsely attendpd
in what one of those present termed a
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