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Ford
From AP and UPI
DETROIT - Ford Motor
yesterday it is asking the U
Workers 'union to make s
sacrifices in fringe benefits
for job protection and profit s
its members.
The proposal made no men
plan already approved by
Motors Corp. under whichu
cessions would be passed o
sumers through lower pricedc
Peter Pestillo, Ford's vice
for labor relations, told repo
the No. 2 automaker wan
workers to give up some paid
they receive under the cur
tract, which expires Sept. 14.
The Ford plan "seriouslyf
the two major issues that the
asked us to solve - profit-sh.
job protection," Pestill sai
two-hour bargaining session.

proposes
Ford's proposal would replace the
r Co. said remaining eight months of the current
nited Auto contract and extend it two additional
ubstantial years through Sept. 14, 1984, said
in return Pestillo.
sharing for Donald Ephlin, a UAW vice president
and head of the union's Ford Depar-
ition of the tment called the offer a "murky and
General confusing document."
union con- "IT WAS MARKEDLY diferent from
on to con- our proposal...We want to take it apart
cars. so we understand it fully," he said.
president Ephlin said the No. 2 automaker did
rters that not address a UAW proposal of passing
ts hourly along to consumers any labor-cost'
d time off savings that result from the negotiations
rent con- Ppstillo did not comment on the
suggestion. The union said the prin-
addresses ciple to which General Motors Corp.
union has agreed Tuesday, is vital to any set-
aring and tlement.
id after a PESTILLO SAID the Ford plan
"permits us to begin to address the cost

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 16, 1982-Page 3
uts in benefits

problems facing the company while at
the same time not cutting wages. We
will be asking for reductions in paid
time off and for restraints in labor
costs." He refused to elaborate.
Industry estimates place Ford's
hourly labor casts at $21.17 in wages
and fringe benefits. In the 1979 round of
bargaining, auto industry workers won
a total of 26 paid personal holidays over
the life of the three-year contract.
At General Motors headquarters in
Detroit, union leaders and company
executives caucused separately and it
was not immediately known whether
they planned to bargain. UAW
President Douglas Fraser remained at
GM.
THE CONCESSION-, talks began
Monday, six months before the
traditional mid-summer negotiations.
The auto companies are asking unions to
make concessions because of the car

industry's worst slump in half a cen-
tury.
As further evidence of the hard times,
the five major U.S. automakers repor-
ted Thursday that indefinite layoffs will
soar this week to 227,950 workers from
last week's 214,700. And those figures
do not include the more than 50,000
blue-collar jobs lost for good through
attrition sice the big slump began in the
spring of 1979.
In the last industry sales report, Ford
lost ground to GM and Chrysler Corp. in
the share of the U.S. car market, and
Thursday Ford announced it would not
pay a divident to stockholders during
the January-March quarter of 1982.
That will mark the first time Ford
has omitted a quarterly divident since
the company changed from family
ownership to public stock sales in 1956.
Ford lost more than $700 million in
the first nine months of 1981.

False reports hinder
search for Dozier

AP Photo
Frosted turret
This lighthouse on Lake Michigan at St. Joseph, Mich., stands covered with
ice and snow following the severe winter storms which blew across the state
earlier this week.
For Nancy Reagan,
the clot are free

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON- Nancy Reagan is
saving thousands of dollars by accep-
ting clothing, from sportswear to
gowns, as loans and gifts from
American designers.
Sheila Tate, Mrs. Reagan's press
secretary, said yesterday that the style-
conscious first lady is accepting the
clothes only to benefit the American
fashion industry, and has not gained
personally from the variety of expen-
sive outfits obtained without cost.
Mrs. Tate refused to say how many
items of clothing Mrs. Reagan has
received as gifts or loans, or how much.
they are worth. Designer ensembles
range in price from $100 to more than
$10,000.
f'THIS HAS done nothing but benefit
the industry," Mrs. Tate insisted. "She
has derived no personal benefit."
Many of the couture creations will be
passed on to American museums after

Mrs Reagan has finished wearing
them, so that students of design may
study them.
Tate said the first lady is sorting
through her wardrobe to select a
representative group of clothes. from
her favorite designers-Bill Blass,
James Galanos and Adolfo.
TATE SAID the first lady sent a wire
to Ann Keagy, head of the Parsons
School of Design's fashion design
department and head of the project,
that was read at the Council of Fashion
Designers of America Awards dinner
Thursday night in New York.
"I'm happy to announce that a
representative group of clothing worn
by me since becoming first lady will be
distributed regularly to the costume
collectors of a number of museums,"
the wire read.

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-HAPPENINGS-
HIGHLIGHT
Some of folk music's finest will perform today at the Ark in Ann Arbor's
Fifth Annual Folk Festival. David Bromberg will headline both the 2 p.m.
show and the 8 p.m. show, but the two programs will be otherwise com-
pletely different, featuring such artists as Tom Paxton, Kate and Anna
McGarrigle, Owen McBride, Gemini, and (possibly) a few surprise perfor-
mers.
FILMS
Alternative Acion-From Russia with Love, 7 p.m., MLB 3; On Her
Majesty's Secret Service, 9:15p.m., MLB 3.
AAFC-The Cars That Eat People, 7, 10:20 p.m., MLB 4; Picnic at
Hanging Rock, 8:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild-A Clockwork Orange, 7, 9p.m., Lorch.
Cinema II-Lenny, 7, 9p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Mediatrics-Rock 'n Roll High School, 7,9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
PERFORMANCES
Musical Society-The Joffrey II Dancers, 8 p.m., Power Center.
School of Music-Dances for Two, 8 p.m., Trueblood Theater; Piano
Recital, Deanne Vanden Berg, 4 p.m., Recital Hall; Bassoon Recital, Beth
Wilkinson, 8 p.m., Stearns.
SPEAKERS
Ann Arbor Chinese Bible Class-Pastor S. Y. Kou, 7:30 p.m.,, University
Reformed Church.
MEETINGS
Ann Arbor Go-Club-2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Graduate Christian Fellowship-Worship, 7 p.m., League Rm. C.
MISCELLANEOUS
Hillel-Conservative - Egalitarian Service, 10 a.m., 1429 Hill.
Jewish Grad Students-Party, 9:30 p.m., 1054 Ferdon.
Women's Gymnastics vs. Illinois (co-ed), 1:30 p.m., Crisler Arena.
Women's Synchronized Swimming-Figure Invitational, 1 p.m., Bell Pool.
Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State, 2 p.m., Matt Mann.
Panhellenic Assoc.-3rd Annual All-Campus Leadership Conf., noon,
Union.
The Theosophical Society-"A Dfiferent Way of Death," video presen-
tation, 3 p.m., The Carriage House.
University Planetarium-"Winter's Gems," 10:30, 11:30 a.m., 2, 3, 4 p.m.,
University Exhibit Museum Planetarium.

ROME (AP) - Terrorist hoaxes to
mislead authorities and spurious tips
from' well-meaning people have
spawned a series of conflicting and of-
ten false reports about the search for
kidnapped U.S. Army Brig. Gen.
James Dozier.
They also have given rise to
speculation that the Red Brigades kid-
nappers are deliberately trying to
make Italian and U.S. security forces
look ridiculous.
ONE ANONYMOUS caller told police
yesterday that Dozier had been killed
and dumped in a lake north of Venice.
But a police search turned up nothing
and police said the caller was probably
a compulsive liar.
"Investigators are back to square
one," headlined one Milan daily after
authorities brushed aside reports of a
major break in the -Dozier probe
following a weekend sweep of Red
Brigades hideouts in Rome.
Authorities also deny Italian news
media reports that investigators were
following "ia precise trail" in their
search for the gang's "people's prison"
where Dozier is said to be held.
ANOTHER FACTOR has been the
lack of a centralized authority to
provide official information, and the
result is sometimes contradictory
statements.
Deadly
radioactive
cylinder
returned
OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) - A cylinder
containing a radioactive material that
could produce a fatal dose of radiatin
with only one hour's exposure was
returned intact yesterday by a plumber
who picked up up after it fell from a
truck, police said.
"From all indications, it was not
opened. It looks like everything is OK,"
said Gary Sanborn, a spokesman for
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in
King of Prussia, Pa.
LT. GARY Dauberger said Oil City
police were called at 5:45 p.m. after
plumber Clifford Woodworth and his
boss, Leroy Collins, heard news reports
about the potential danger.
Police said Woodworth, of nearby
Seneca, picked up the cannister at an
intersection in Oil City while on his way
to work. He then put the cylinder in his
boss' van, where it stayed untouched
until police were called.
"My men isolated the area in
minutes...checked it out and found it
was not open," Dauberger said.
THE NRC SAID the 10-inch-long, blue
steel cylinder contained iridium 192, an
isotope so radioactive it could kill
someone exposed to it for an hour.
If the cylinder were opened, "one
would expect severe injury to the hands
in seconds, radiation burns, and
possibly fatal exposure in less than an
hour," said NRC spokesman Karl
Abraham.
The radioactive material was used by
Consolidated X-ray, of New Jersey, to
X-ray pipeline welds.
"IT'S BACK IN their hands,"
Dauberger said.
Collins said Woodworth thought the
cylinder was a tool because it was
wrapped with a steel cable.
"He thought it was a plumber's
snake. He put it in his car and when we
got to the job, he put it in my truck.

Nobody touched it. It never moved. We

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Unidentified "friends" of the general
were reported to have put up a $1.7
million reward for information leading
to his release. At first, both the Interior
Ministry and the U.S. Embassy denied
the existence of the fund, but the fund's
existence was later confirmed by
NATO officials and Verona authorities.
It is still not clear who the general's
"friends" are. Italian news agencies
speculated that the CIA might be in-
volved, a report denied by the U.S. Em-
bassy.
Among those providing bits and
pieces of official information in Verona
are the NATO command, anti-
terrorism police known as Digos, para-
military police, or Carabinieri, and the
office of the prefect, the national
government representative. In Rome,
there are the Interior Ministry, Digos,
Carabinieri, the prosecutor's office,
and the U.S. Embassy.
Nearly a month after the 51-year-old
general was abducted by the guerrilla
group from his Verona apartment, no
arrests have been made or warrants
issued in the case.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCAI0N FOR
ACADEMIC RESEARCH LIBRARIANS
A Fellowship Program Offered by
The University of Michigan
School of Library Science
with the support of the
Council on Library Resources
The University of Michigan School of Library Science is
accepting applications for a master's-le'vel program designed
to prepare students ultimately to be administrators in large
university libraries. The special curriculum incorporates
course work in library and information science with work in
business administration and higher education. It requires
twenty months to complete and leads to the A.M.L.S. degree.
The final four months of the program are devoted to an
internship in a university library.
Five students will be admitted to the program .for the
fall 1982 term. Successful applicants will receive fellowships
covering all tuition and fees and providing stipends of $7,200.
The application deadline is April 1, 1982.
For additional information and application forms,
write to: Russell E. Bidiack, Dean; School of Library
Science; The University of Michigan, 580 Union Drive,
Ann Arbor, Mi 48109.

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