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Vol. XCI, No. 57 Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 8, 1980 Ten Cents Eight Pages
Milliken to propose
RESCUE WORKERS REVIEW diagram of Boone County coal.
mine (shown above) as five miners remain trapped inside follow-
ing a pre-dawn explosion. Officials say chances of rescue are
LANSING (UPI)-Gov. William
Milliken said yesterday he will propose
"painful" cuts affecting all areas of
government when lawmakers return
next week, but left in the air the
prospects for a budget balancing tax
After meeting with top aides for more
than four hours, Milliken also announ-
ced a series of cuts in his office, jn-
cluding elimination of special outposts
in the Upper Peninsula and Detroit.
Milliken made no mention of ap-
propriations to state universities, but
the schools, including the University of
Michigan, have already faced cuts
from the state.
AIDES TO THE governor said he will
study today and tomorrow the impact
of cuts needed to make up an estimated
$275 million budget deficit. If they are
too deep, they said, he likely will
propose a combination of reductions
and tax increases.
They denied that his reluctance to
discuss taxes immediately was linked
to the recent adverse vote on the Tisch
tax cut amendment.
A decision on calling for new
revenues, however, could be based in
part on an assessment of the
likely mood of the legislature where
Republicans already have announced
opposition to any hikes, they conceded.
MILLIKEN SAID HE he will be
suggesting "very, very painful" spen-
ding cuts which "will . . . be hitting
almost everything" in state gover-
He said he is not discussing tax hikes
at the moment.
"When I present this to the
legislature that will be the time when
we will begin to weigh the implications
of what I'm recommending," he said.
"I AM ONLY laying before the
legislature the need for cuts at this
time," he added.
Only Thursday, state budget officials
released to the House Taxation Com-
mittee a laundry list of possible in-
creases and revisions affecting sales,
use, business nuisance, and income
taxes totaling $275 million. They
stressed, though, that hikes were not
See MILLIKEN, Page 2
.. . victim of heart attack
From AP and UPI
ROBINSON, W.Va.-Five miners were trapped in a
Boone County coat mine yesterday following a predawn
explosion that filled the narrow mine shaft with dense,
toxic smoke, and officials said hopes for a rescue were
"It doesn't look good," said United Mine Workers
President Sam Church outside the Westmoreland Coal
Co.'s Ferrell Mine No. 17.
By mid-afternoon, rescue crews had crawled along the
48-inch high seam to within 2,000 feet of the trapped men,
said Martin McDonnell, vice president for finance and
THE MEN WERE trapped in the Farrell No. 17 mine of
the Westmoreland Coal Co. They were about two miles in-
side the mine and 300 feet below the surface. i
The cause of the explosion was not known. Union
leaders said from the outset there had been an explosion,
but the company said there was no evidence of one. Com-
pany officials later agreed there had been a blast.
Howard Green, a UMW field representative at the
scene, said the rescuers reported that a conveyor had
been overturned and twisted by the force of the explosion
and that there was soot "everywhere."
HOWARD GREEN of the UMW safety division said the
first emergency report came at 3:35 a.m., 31/2 hours after
the five men started their shift.
"From what we understand, it wasn't until 7:30 a.m. or
8:15 a.m. that the different agencies were notified,"
Green said. "Certainly I feel this is far too much time."
Martin McDonnell of Westmoreland said he "cannot
clarify" the lapse of time between when the accident ap-
parently occurred and when agencies were notified.
AMBULANCE CREWS and relatives of the trapped
miners waited as rescue crews wearing gas masks and
bearing stretchers made their way down into the smoking
mine shaft late yesterday morning.
They were joined in their vigil outside the mine by Gov.
Jay Rockefeller and Church, who flew in from
Church said the rescue crews were moving slowly
because they had to rebuild the mine's ventilating system
as they went along.
"They are building the air locks as they go because of
the methane. It's slow, dangerous work," he said.
The five men were identified as Howard Williamson,
Carlos Dent, Fred Pridemore, Herbert Kinder, and
Howard Gillenwater. Thirty other miners were inside the
mine at the time of the explosion, officials said, but they
were in a different area and not affected by the accident.
Soviets: U.S. won't
win military race
From AP and UPI
MOSCOW-The Soviet Union
paraded its military might through the
snow-whipped Red Square yesterday on
the 63rd anniversary of the Bolshevik
Revolution and offered fierce warnings
that Russia would never allow the U.S.
to achieve military superiority.
Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri F.
Ustinov, in a speech that seemed in
direct response to President-elect
Ronald Reagan's campaign vow to sur-
pass the Soviet Union in military
strength, said that if the U.S. seeks an
arms race, Russia will win.
"AMERICAN imperialism and the
agressive NATO bloc are striving to
plunge humanity into a new cold 'war,"
Ustinov said. "The intrigues of the
enemies of peace demand our constant
vigilance and the strengthening of the
defense of the Soviet state in order to
frustrate the plans of imperialism to
achieve military superiority."
The hard-line atmosphere of the ad-
dress was reinforced by more than 7,000
goose-stepping troops, followed by
tanks, howitzers and missle carriers
that roared across cobblestoned Red
THE MESSAGE seemed in sharp
contrast with the olive branch offered
the new administration earlier this
week, when Soviet President Leonid
Brezhnev sent a message of
congratulations to Reagan and offered
hope for continued arms limitations
KELLEY SEEKS TO DEFINE SCOPE OF OPEN MEETINGS ACT:
Oakland U. sued over closed interviews
From The Associated Press
Steve McQueen, the rugged actor
who fought a strong and unorthodox
battle against cancer that
epitomized his character on the
screen, died yesterday of a heart at-
tack at a hospital in Juarez, Mexico,
after surgery on a tumor. He was 50.
He was the poker sharpie in The
Cincinnati Kid, a detective in Bullitt,
a race car driverbin Le mans, a
wealthy Boston banker in The
Thomas Crown Affair, and a small-
town resident fighting an amorphous
mess from outer space in The Blob.
But with few exceptions, his
characters were similar-tough but
good-hearted guys who took chanced
and often operated on the shady side
of the law.
HIS DEATH shocked the film in-
dustry and his fans, since it had ap-
peared that McQueen had been
making a recovery of sorts from his
bout with mesothelioma-a form of
lung cancer that many doctors
regard as incurable.
Yet, McQueen was "very aware of
and prepared, if necessary, to die,"
said his publicist Warren Cowan,
who announced the death in Los
After' Papillon in 1973 and
Towering Inferno in 1974, McQueen
drastically curtailed his film
schedule. In a departure from his
usual repertoire, he played the
iconoclastic Dr. Stockman in a
limited-release 1976 film version of
Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the
People. In 1980 he starred in two
films, Tom Horn and TheHunter.
See McQUEEN, Page 2
From staff and UPI reports
LANSING-Attorney General Frank Kelley,
seeking to define the scope of the Open Meetings
Act, said yesterday he will seek a court order
blocking Oakland University from holding private
interviews to select a new president.
It is the first time Kelley has filed suit to prevent
violation of the act before it occurs. He
specifically will ask Oakland County Circuit Court
to bar interview sessions scheduled for tomorrow.
Kelley said the university's board of governors
has violated the law by dividing into two separate
committees that meet simultaneously to conduct
HE ALSO SAID the board has illegally
discussed the merits of various candidates at
meetings purportedly held merely to review ap-
plications from those who had requested confiden-
Oakland officials could not immediately be
reached for comment.
The 1976 law allows closed sessions only to
review confidential employment applications,
Kelley said. Interview sessions must be held in
HE SAID THE board cannot evade the law by
dividing itself into committees each of which
amounts to less than a quorum of the full panel.
Kelley spokesman Pat Murphy said the case
would be precedent-setting, noting it has been a
common practice for university boards to inter-
view prospective presidents in private before an-
nouncing their choice.
"WE ARE PLOWING new ground in the sense
that we are hoping to get more definitive deter-
minations on what the Open Meetings Act
specifically requires," he said.
In 1979, while it was seeking a new president, the
University of Michigan held such interview
sessions in private, but the legality of the action
was not challenged at that time.
THE LEGALITY OF other closed University
meetings is expected to be challenged soon in the
Murphy also agreed it was unusual to sue to
block an anticipated violation.
"In this case we simply have time and we want
to stop the violations right now," he said.
Kelley and Murphy both were careful to avoid
any criticism of the Oakland University board.
"I do not attribute any bad motives to the mem-
bers of the Board of Control acting as the selection
committee," Kelley said. "But I believe their ac-
tions violate the Open Meetings Act."
iHalf the news that's fit to print
T JUST DOESN'T measure up. The Midwest edition
of the venerable New York Times is just not up to par,
according to members of the Committee to Restore
the New York Times. Michael Ebner and Charles
Miller, two long-time Times groupies transplanted to Lake
Forest, Ill., believe the Times should print in the Midwest
all the nme that's fit ton nint in Mw Vnlr The claim tha .
paper to write to the Times and encourage the publishers
and editors to satellite the entire New York edition to the
Midwest. In order to add some economic pressure to their
cause, the committee suggests buying fewer copies of the
Midwest edition and buying another paper such as the Wall
Street Journal or the Christian Science Monitor. Maybe its
regular game. Backup Rev. Donald Weiner said, "We feel
colleges should be included in the only prime time weekly
presentation of football." The six commandments followed
by the church are "Thou shalt keep Monday night holy ...
and tune in early," "Honor thy holy point spread. . . for it is
right on," "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's beer,"
"Thou shalt not commit adultery during halftime
highlights," "Thou shalt stay tuned until the final gun ...
for the spread may change," and "Forgive those who bet
against their home team. . . for they know not what they
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on lice. In fact, the little creatures were so large in number
that classes were cancelled Thursday to fumigate campus
buildings. Officials of the Oklahoma school originally
thought the tiny bloodsucking pests were restricted to one
dormitory hall, but in a two-day period, 200 cases of lice
were reported. "Everybody's taking it in really good
spirits, especially with the unexpected holiday," said Greg
Frizzel, president of the campus student association.
"Students are making the most of the situation," he said.
One evening get-together was dubbed a "lice party." The
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time for a Time change.