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return to class
without pay cut

From AP and UPI
DETROIT - Teachers voted yester-
day to accept a wage freeze and return
to work after fighting off a pay cut, en-
ding a three-week strike that affected
200,000 students in the financially ailing
Detroit school system.
The re-opening of schools followed a
morning meeting by the Detroit,
Federation of Teachers, where a
majority of the 3,000 participants
shouted their approval for an end to the
.THE DETROIT school board had
sought an 8 percent pay cut to help wipe
out ; a projected $60 million budget
deficit. The district's 11,000 teachers
are:paid between $15,000 and $30,000 a
,The teachers went on strike Sept. 13,
refusing a school board demand that
they accept $20 million in pay con-
cessions for a new contract.
-Under the new contract teachers will
retain their present salaries without
threatened cuts. News of the
agreement was greeted with boos and
some teachers said they feared the
walkout gained little.
IN RETURN for a wage freeze, the
teachers agreed to submit 15
unresolved issues to binding fact-
finding, a procedure that could result
in substantial sacrifices.
; Among the outstanding issues are

classtsize, insurancehcoverage,
vacation pay, and the board's
obligation to hire substitute teachers.
The tentative agreement followed
threats by Detroit School Superinten-
dent Arthur Jefferson that he would go
to court this week to force the teachers
back to work.
"THEY DECIDED to go back
because teachers, like everyone else,
are hurting, said teacher Roger Pattee.
"But we didn't win anything after all
"There are no guarantees in this life
or in collective bargaining or in binding
fact-finding," John Elliot, president of
the Detroit Federation of Teachers,
warned at yesterday's meeting. The
walkout that erased 16 days of classes
was the second-longest in the system's
history. A strike in 1973 lasted 31 days.
"I think we basically got what we
wanted," said Walter Weslet, a social
studies teacher at Cass Technical High
School. 'I don't know why we've been
out this long."
Another bitter walkout in Teaneck,
N.J., where teachers were under
deadline to return to classes by
tomorrow or be fired, appeared close to
The contract would put 419 teachers,
100 secretaries and 57 aides back in
class for the first time since Sept. 17.
Their 5,000 students were being taught
by substitutes. '_

Doily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
The writing is on the.. .cement
Protestors of U.S. involvement in El Salvador have tried every method poss-
ible to get their message across. Here, it is across the walkway opposite the
dental school.
State universities cut
budgets to survive
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Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Lebanese army arrests hundreds
BEIRUT, Lebanon- The Lebanese army arrested hundreds of people in
Moslem west Beirut yesterday in its biggest show of force since the 1975-76
civil war.
Hidden arms also were confiscated in the former stronghold of the
Palestine Liberation Organization and its leftist militia allies. The operation
was part of a government crackdown on PLO remnants and leftist militia in
the Moslem sector in an attempt to reassert control over the war-torn coun-
Military officials refused to say how many people were rounded up, but
reporters saw trucks filled with people, some blindfolded, being driven
away. Security sources said 450 people had been seized during the army
Soldiers closed streets in the central shopping district of west Beirut and
checked documents of pedestrians and people in automobiles. They blocked
street corners with armored personnel carriers as soldiers with bullhorns
warned residents to cooperate.
Palestinian refugees said the move was aimed at intimidating them and
forcing them out of the country. Western diplomatic sources said those
arrested included Palestinians-some whose papers were in order-as well
as Asians and other foreigners without residency permits or with permits
that had expired.
4 Salvadorans suffocate in truck
while smuggled across border
EDINBURG, Texas- A refrigerated truck carrying 26 Salvadorans
became an airtight death trap, suffocating four and terrifying the others who
told officials yesterday their smugglers tried to burn them alive before
fleeing in panic.
The four victims included three men and a woman. Ten more of the
refugees escaped into nearby orange groves and the other 12 were
hospitalized, two in critical condition.
"We have reports from the aliens that an attempt was made by the driver
to set the aliens on fire," reported E.J. Vickery of the U.S. Border Patrol in
McAllen, 10 miles south of Edinburg where the truck was found.
"But they screamed and hollered and a passerby called the police and the
driver apparently panicked and left," Vickery added.
Vickery said the fire marshal was investigating the reported attempt to
burn the truck and its 26 passengers.
New herpes drug shortens
recurrences, study shows
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.- A new study of an experimental drug used to treat
genital herpes has provided the first evidence that the medication shortens
recurrences of the disease, a researcher says.
Dr. Richard Reichman, of the University of Rochester, told a group of
Microbiologists that the recent study suggests that the experimental drug
acyelovir shortens outbreaks of the incurable, sexually transmitted disease.
The study was conducted on 212 men and women with recurrent herpes
outbreaks at six medical centers in the United States and Canada.
Reichman said results suggest that the sooner the drug is taken, the better
the result.
Herpesoutbreaks healed 24 hours earlier in the more than 100 patients on
acyclovir than those on the placebo, Reichman said.
Medical officials say some 20 million Americans have contracted herpes
and there are 10,000 new, cases diagnosed each year.
Defendants may plead guilty
but mentally ill, court rules
LANSING- The Michigan Supreme Court ruled yesterday defendants
may plead guilty but mentally ill, even if they cannot remember their
Justice Thomas Kavanagh issued a vigorous dissent, saying the pleas of
guilty but mentally ill should not be accepted in any cases.
The majority holding on the guilty but mentally ill verdict seemingly was
made on fairly narrow grounds.
A murder case from Detroit now pending before the court, however, could
provide a definitive ruling on an essential issue relating to the controversial
statute-whether anyone who is mentally ill can be held criminally respon-
Michigan's pioneering law permits troubled defendants to be found guilty
and incarcerated while still getting treatment. That law is getting new atten-
tion in the wake of the attempted killing of President Reagan.
UAW snubs Chrysler contract
DETROIT - United Auto Workers at three area Chrysler Corp. plants
yesterday dealt staggering blows to prospects for ratifying a tentative UAW
contract with the nation's No. 3 automaker.
UAW Local 7, of the Jefferson Assembly Plant, voted 3,129 to 1,788 against
the pact, UAW-Chrysler officials confirmed. Four major locals have now
voted against the pact.

The local, the largest voting yesterday, has 4,700 workers with another
2,000 on temporary and indefinite layoff. A majority of the laidoff workers,
however, were eligible to vote on the pact.
The Jefferson plant was considered a key in the success or failure of

"WE REALIZED two years ago that
we couldn't be all things to all people,"
said Lockhart. "We had overextended
ourselves ... you come to a point where
you realize you can't do everything and
do it well."
Those cuts, although they were made
quickly and in direct response to a
crisis, have put MSU in a more
favorable position for the upcoming
years, Lockhard said.
"We made the difficult cuts (in
1980)," he said. "They put us in a
position to accept the declining state
HOPING TO avoid the now-you-see-it,
now-you-don't situation with state aid
that forced MSU to make heavy cuts,
Eastern Michigan and Wayne State
universities are attempting to link em-
ployee and faculty salaries to fluc-
tuating state aid.
"If we get a certain amount of
money, some raises will be given," said
WSU Provost Harold Hanson, "and if
we don't, then we won't be able to."
Besides the salary program, WSU
has made the majority of its cuts by not
replacing staff that have quit or retired,
along with dismissals of some ad-

ministrators and non-tenured faculty
members, Hanson said.
THIS SUMMER, WSU came only a
few hours from being in the same
dilemma as Northern. A statement of
financial emergency - which would
have cleared the way for faculty layof-
fs - was averted shortly before it was
to be delivered by the board of gover-
nors, when faculty members agreed to
wage concessions.
At the same time, former WSU
President Thomas Bonner said that
Michigan's high unemployment and
cutbacks in federal financial,, aid had
caused a ten percent decline in the
University's primarily-urban
Hanson is cautious abut the coming
year. "We are in for a protracted
period of belt tightening . . . lets all
hope the economy will improve," he
ACCORDING to Robert Romkema,
director of EMU's office for business
and finance, the unions at EMU have
been "receptive to the idea" of salaries
dependent on state aid.
Student newspaper editor Tim McIn-
tyre, however, said unions involved
were "fighting it (the proposal) to the
Even considering the attempt for a
new salary system, Eastern appears to
have weathered the storm of aid cuts
better than most schools in the state -
at least according to student leaders

01 e Micbigan 13aflU
Vol. XCIII, No. 24
Wednesday, October 6, 1982
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