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Senate orders railroad
engineers back to work
(Continued from Page 1) precedent
terference in collective bargaining, is Metzenbau
aimed at eliminating the key stumbling other sena
block that has prevented a settlement only 30 mi
and resulted in the engineers walking than a doz
off their jobs early Sunday. approve ti
It would require the Brotherhood of House.
Locomotive Engineers and the rail in- THE CH
dustry to sign a new contract, but leave sion of the
the sticky question of maintaining precluded1
engineers' pay higher than that of other position of.
workers to future bargaining with the Lewis sa
union prohibited from calling a strike rejected by
on the issue. Congressc
"I think it's a very dangerous recent tim
in SA s
," declared Sen. Howard
um (D-Ohio). But most of the
ators disagreed and it took
inutes of debate with fewer
en senators in attendance to
the bill and send it to the
FITICS suggested an exten-
cooling-off period which had
the strike for 60 days, or im-
id both of those options were
y the administration. He said
at least on six occasions in
es has intervened in various
degrees to halt a rail work stoppage.
"I think we've mediated this thing
almost to death. ..You're not going to
get this resolved," he told the Senate
Committee on Labor and Human
Lewis said any attempt to impose
another mandatory cooling-off period,
as the engineer's union wants, would
put into jeopardy the tentative
agreement already signed by the
railroads and the 80,000-member
United Transportation Union.
... asks halt to strike
WASHINGTON (AP)- High school seniors scored
slightly higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test this
year, snapping a 19-year decline that has been a per-
sistent thorn in the side of the nation's schools.
The College Board reported yesterday that the rise
in SAT scores taken by 1 million college-bound
students was slight-a single point in math and two
points on the verbal half of the exam-but consistent
with other test improvements.
The scores of 467 in math and 426 in verbal remain a
far cry from the 502-478 averages that prevailed in
1963 before the downward spiral began. The SAT is
scored on a scale of 200 to 800.
BUT GEORGE Hanford, the president of the
College Board, who announced the Class of 1982
results, said, "This year's rise, however slight, com-
bined with last year's holding steady, is a welcome
sign for educators, parents and students that serious
. . .
you can have a bitI
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efforts by the nation's schools and their students to
improve the quality of education are taking effect."
The College Board, a non-profit group that sponsors
the college entrance exam, also found other evidence
that students are hitting the books harder.
" Scores on its achievement tests in 15 subjects "rose
5 points to 537, its highest level since 1976 and 10 poin-
ts above 1973."
" Scores improved on a so-called Test of Standard
Written English "for the first time since the introduc-
tion of the test in 1975."
" "Students took more courses in mathematics and
physical science in high school than ever before."
" Students' grade point average remained at 3.06, or
just above a B, for the third year in a row, down from
a high of 3.12 in 1976. Grade inflation was suspected a
a prime cause of the higher grade averages.
CHICAGO (UPI)- A University
researcher says a chemical produced
by the body, known as catalase, may be
a cure for diseases like rheumatoid ar-
Dr. Peter Ward, pathology chairman
at the University's medical school, told
a conference sponsored by the
American Medical Association and the
University of Illinois this week that
catalase is "nature's own protection"
against potential damage from
hydrogen peroxide, which occurs
naturally in cells.
HYDROGEN peroxide is part of the
torn body's immune system. White blood
cells use hydrogen peroxide to kill bac-
However, abnormal conditions in the
body, caused by diseases like arthritis
and systemic lupus erythematosus,
trigger reactions that can make
hydrogen peroxide attack the body it-
self, Ward said.
In an experiment with rats, Ward
said he used chemicals to induce severe
ri lung damage. When the rats were given
catalase before the chemicals were
administered, the ill-effects of
hydrogen peroxide were blocked, he
said. In addition, Ward said he obtained
similar results using rabbits and
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Bendix will meet to halt takeover
The Delaware Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for a special
Bendix Corp. stockholders meeting this morning to vote on measures aimed
at thwarting Martin Marietta Corp.'s plan to buy a controlling interest in
But a federal judge in Baltimore indicated he would probably not block
Marietta from going ahead with its counter-takeover plan and buying up a
majority of Bendix shares after midnight today.
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Young in Baltimore said he would rule
this morning on Bendix's request for a preliminary injunction against
Marietta's counter-takeover plan.
But after a 'two-hour hearing, Young said "I am inclined to deny the
motion for a preliminary injunction."
Bendix, in filing its suit, contended it's 70 percent ownership interest gives
it the right to halt the Marietta counterattack. But Young challenged Bendix
attorneys to cite a law that makes Marietta's takeover bid illegal.
Thousands to strike in England
LONDON- Britain faces widespread disruption today with hundreds of
thousands of workers due to walk out in support of striking health service
"The strikes are unlawful," Norman Tebbit, Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher's hardline Employment Secretary declared yesterday as leaders
of the 11-million member Trades Union Congress predicted huge support for
its nationwide "Day of Action."
"The TUC has called for a general strike tomorrow. God knows why. It
certainly won't help unemployment," he said in a radio interview. Hours
earlier, the government announced unemployment hit a new 5-year record
of 3.34 million, or 14 percent in September.
The TUC is Britain's equivalent of the AFL-CIO. The protests were called
to show solidarity with 750,000 National Health Service workers staging
sporadic strikes the past four months. They include a two-hour shutdown of
Gatwick and Heathrow airports, one-hour walkouts by 500,000 civil servants,
two-hour stoppages of central London buses and an hour delay in starting
subway service. In addition, a 24-hour coal walkout is planned, and other
possible stoppages threatened.
A 1980 law outlawed sympathy strikes. Legislation to take effect late this
year allows employers to sue union funds for compensation for illegal
New federal controls set
on teamsters pension plan
WASHINGTON- The Labor Department and the Teamsters Central
States Pension Fund said yesterday they had agreed to new federal controls
over the scandal-plagued $3.5 billion fund. They called it a "landmark
The agreement, the outcome of 16 months of often quarrelsome
negotiations, will be submitted to U.S. District Judge James Moran in
Chicago for approval as a consent decree in a department suit against the
The key provision of the decree provides for independent management of
the fund assets for at least another 10 years.
Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan said the decree does not affect other
suits connected with the fund.
With 500,000 contributors and pensioners in 33 states, the Central States
fund is one of the nation's largest multi-employer pension plans.
Koch loses favor outside NYC
ALBANY, N.Y.- Edward Koch, one of the most popular mayors in New
York City history, is not finding the same sort of adulation outside his frien-
dly five boroughs as a gubernatorial candidate.
Although polls show him leading Lt. Gov. Mario Cuomo in their battle for
the Democratic nomination, the feisty major's campaign apparently has
failed to erase some voters' doubts about Koch's pledges to work "for the
whole state" as governor.
"His perspective on the world comes from looking through the wrong end
of a cockeyed telescope that shows New York City sprawled over 98 percent
of the globe," wrote the Syracuse Herald-American in endorsing Cuomo.
Koch's entry into the race, after Democratic Gov. Hugh Carey said he was
not interested in a third term, has heightened the age-old rivalry between
Republican and conservative upstate New York and Democratic and liberal
New York City.
Fact-finder called to end strke
Bargainers for both sides in the Detroit teacher strike began the fact-
finding process yesterday-a complex procedure that could take as long as
The 11,000-member Detroit Federation of Teachers has been on strike sin-
ce Sept. 13, idling 200,000 students in Michigan's largest and the nation's
seventh-largest school district.
Teachers so far have refused to accept a school board demand for pay cuts
to help wipe out a projected deficit as high as $60 million.
School officials said they will have to send layoff notices to hundreds of
administrators if the strike continues much longer. About 8,000 non-teaching
personnel already have been laid off.
Until yesterday, David Tanzman had acted as a mediator attempting to
define the issues keeping the two sides from a settlement. Now, his role will
change to that of fact-finder. That means he will listen to arguments from
both sides before making a non-binding recommendation.
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An armed robber took $300 from a
Sunoco gas station at Packard and
Platt roads Monday at 9:30 p.m. The
robber asked the attendant for change
before hitting him on the head with a
blunt object, police said. The robber
then emptied the cash register and fled.
Assorted jewelry reportedly worth
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Sunday on the 1700 block of South?
University, police said. The jewelry
thief, who has not been apprehended,
entered the house through the unlocked
Assault suspect arrested
A 24-year-old Detroit man was
arrested early Sunday morning for
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said. He was apparently arguing with
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