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The Michigan Daily, Saturday, November 5, 1983 - Page 3

U.S. seizes Soviet
arms in Grenada

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP)-U.S.
Army officers seized 38 loaded rifles,
five pistols, ammunition and bayonets
that Soviet diplomats tried to
"smuggle'' onto American planes
evacuating them from Grenada yester-
day, A U.S. official said.
The 49 Soviets were among 126 Com-
munist-bloc diplomats, dependents and
Cubans evacuated in two U.S. Navy DC-
9 jets that took them from Point Salines
airport, south of St. George's, to
Merida, Mexico, where they tran-
sferred to a Soviet jetliner that took
them to Havana.
MEANWHILE, 14 Congressmen flew to
Grenada from Washington, via Bar-
bados, for a three-day fact-finding trip.
The group is led by Rep. Tom Foley,
(D-Wash.). He told reporters on the
flight that Congress "would like to see
the United States withdraw all military
forces as soon as possible from
Grenada," even if the interim gover-
nment set up by Grenada's governor
general, Sir Paul Scoon, asked them to
About 1,800 U.S. soldiers boarded 12
C-14s yesterday and flew back to their
camp at Ft. Bragg, N.C. That leaves
about 4,000 on this small Caribbean
island. U.S. officials said additional
units would pull out within the next few
U.S. TROOPS invadtl Grenada Oct. 25
following a coup the week before by a

Marxist general in which Prime
Minister Maurice 3/4Bishop was slain,
ending a power struggle within his left-
wing government.
Scoon, who had been appointed
governor general of Grenada, a Com-
monwealth member, by Queen
Elizabeth II in 1978, broke diplomatic
relations Tuesday with the Soviet Union
and Libya and ordered their diplomats
to leave. Sixteen Libyans flew to Lon-
don on Thrusday.
State Department spokesman Guy
Farmer told reporters about the
Soviets' angry departure.
"THEIR BAGGAGE was searched and
two boxes holding 38 AK-47s, each with
a round in the chamber, were found,"
he said. The AK-47 is the standard
automatic rifle used by infantrymen in
Warsaw Pact countries.
Farmer said the pistols were hidden
in typewriter cases, and the U.S. of-
ficers also found 300 magazines of am-
The planes left at 2:30 a.m. after a
seven-hour delay caused by Soviet
protests and the search. Farmer said
the evacuees were 49 Soviets, 53 Cubans
who had taken asylum in the Soviet
Embassy, 15 North Koreans, six East
Germans and three Bulgarians.
He said all but the Soviet ambassador
also were frisked for arms but no ad-
ditional weapons were found.


Happy to be home

AP Photo,

Two members of the 82nd Airborne shake hands as they arrive at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. on their return from
duty in Grenada.
Greyhound still striking, profits 'poor'


The University's Women's Glee Club performs classical music, traditional
Michigan music, and a country medley tonight in Rackham Auditorium. The
concert, conducted by Rosalie Edwards, begins at 8 p.m. The Harmonettes,
an octet, will also perform.
Alternative Action - Time Stands Still, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 4.
Mediatrics - The Great Santini, 7 & 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Hill St. - The Chosen, 7:30 & 9:30, 1429 Hill.
Cinema Guild - Alsino and the Condor, 7 & 9 p.m., Lorch.
AAFC - Sophie's Choice, 6:30 &.9:15, MLB 3.
Cinema Two - Demon Pond, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Aud. A.
School of Music - Trumpet recital, William Camp, 8 p.m., Recital Hall;
Open Tower Carillon demonstration, 11 a.m., Burton Tower.
Ark - Claudia Schmidt, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Theatre and Drama - "Plotters of Cabbabe Patch Corner," 10 a.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Performance Network - "The Forest" by Alexander Ostrovsky, 2 & 8
p.m., 408 W. Wash.
Dance Dept. - "Similar Contrasts: A Dance Concert," Lori Davis and
Jeanette Leabu, $ p.m., dance building, Studio A.
Second Chance ,- Toby Redd, 9 p.m.
PTP - "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 2 & 8 p.m.,
Power Center.
ICLE Workshop - Joseph Sax, "Recent Developments in Environmen-
talLaw," 11:30a.m.,116Hutchins Hall.
National Lawyers Guild - Judges from Nicaraguan Supreme Courts,
"The legal system and human rights in Nicaragua," 5 p.m., Lawyers Club
Zen Buddhist Temple - Zen Master Samu Sunim, "Building Buddist
Community," 6p.m., 1214 Packard.
SYDA Foundation - Swami Samatananda, "The Joy of Self Awareness,"
1522 Hill St.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 9 a.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Football - Michigan vs. Purdue, lp i., Ann Arbor.
Graduate Christian Fellowship - po ck dinner, 6 p.m., 1290 Barrister.
Friends of the Matthaei Botanical ( Tens - annual fall sale, 9 a.m. to 4
p.m., 1800 Dixboro Rd.
Hockey - Mich. vs. New Hampshir. 3p.m., Yost Ice Arena.
Women's Volleyball - Mich. vs. Loyola univ., CCRB.
New Jewish Agenda - Shabbat Meditation, 1p.m., 1010 Rose.
EMU Department of Music - Workshop for high school stringed-
instrument players, all day, EMU.
Soundstage - auditions for student musicians wishing to play in the U-
Club, 7 to 10 p.m., Pendleton Rm., Union. Call 763-1107 for appt.
Horace Rackham Faculty Research Grant - exhibition, "Albert Weber:
Works in Progress," 9 a.m. to noon, Slusser Gallery, School of Art.
Hands-On Museum - Honey tasting, 1 & 3 p.m., 219 E. Huron.

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP)-Wives and
children marched with striking bus
drivers outside Greyhound headquar-
ters yesterday, while the company said
applicants seeking the strikers' jobs
were pouring in by the thousands.
Greyhound Corp. also released a
financial report saying profits in the
quarter ending Sept. 30 remained
"poor," and were down slightly from a
year earlier. The results were not af-
fected by the walkout called ateWed-
nesday midnight by 12,700 members of
the Amalgamated Transit Union.
GREYHOUND HAS said it will
remain closed for two weeks to allow
present employees to consider a three-
year contract offer and then re-open,
using as many new employees as
In San Diego, meanwhile, Trailways
manager Dan Villareal said, "This
normally is one of our slowest periods,
but because of the strike, it is more like
our slowest periods, but because of the

strike, it is more like our heaviest time,
more like Christmas. All our buses are
full coming and going."
Greyhound Lines normally carries 60
percent of the intercity traffic, and
Trailways is the second largest carrier,
with about half that many passengers.
AMTRAK AND Trailways are
honoring tickets already purchased
through Greyhound and are billing
Greyhound for the refund. Ms. Meyer
said so far as she could determine, no
Greyhound passengers were stranded.
Greyhound Lines, the corporation's
intercity bus division, is demanding a
9.5 percent pay reduction; employee
contributions of 5 percent to the pension
plan, and cuts in various benefits.
Greyhound has said that under its
proposal drivers would average $29,578
a year in wage and fringe benefits while
office personnel would average $18,476.
Union leaders claim the cuts would
average between 20 and 25 per cent.
THE COMPANY said it needs the

tollback to again become competitive
with discount airlines and other major
bus lines with lower pay scales.
About 75 to 100 people picketed the
headquarters, a dozen or so of them
children and many of them wives.
Carrying strike signs, they moved
slowly around the complex. There were
no incidents.
One youngster carried a sign saying,
"Greyhound is unfair to my Daddy."
Another's sign said: "Greyhound is
trying to brake the union!"
Greyhound officials said the com-
pany has taken more than 20,000 ap-
plications for the strikers' jobs but it
has not hired any replacements in the
hope that employees will change their
minds in the next two weeks.
"A lot of people think we have hired
(replacements)," said spokeswoman
Kathy davidson. "We absolutely have
not. Our employees have first right to
those jobs."

rate falls
to lowest
level since
Feb. 1982
unemployment tumbled to 8.8 percent
in October, slashing the ranks of the
jobless to below 10 million for the first
time since February 1982. President
Reagan's chief spokesman yesterday
termed the report "exceedingly good
Deputy White House press secretary
Larry Speakes said it was fresh eviden
ce that Americans "are going back to
work." He got little quarrel from
private economists, who said they were
surprised by the healthy decline. The
AFL-CIO, a harsh critic of Reagan's
economic policies in the past months,
said it was "very happy."
In human terms, the .5 percentage
point decline from September's 9.3 per-
cent unemployment rate translated into
these vital statistics:
Some 320,000 people went back to
work; total unemployment decreased
from 10.4 million to 9.9 million, and
joblessness declined among every
population group.
THE decline in the jobless rate was at-
tributable in large part to the fact that
the number of people looking for work
plunged by 553,000, when statistics were
adjusted for seasonal variations.
Because two-thirds of the 553,000
were betweenthe ages of 16 and 24, it
was clear that by mid-October, when
the figures were gathered, most of
these labor force drop-outs who
previously had been categorized as
unemployed had returned to- schools
and colleges.
Total employment, as measured by
the Census Bureau's random survey of
60,000 U.S. households, actually fell by
17,000, from September's record
101,945,000 to 101,928,000, when adjusted
for seasonal variations.
THE 8.8 percent rate returned civilian
unemployment to the level of March
1982. Since the depths of the recession,
when joblessness hit 10.8 percent with
more than 12 million unemployed last
December, more than 2.8 million people
have gone to work as the rate has drop-
ped two percentage points.
Speakes, traveling with Reagan to
North Carolina, told reporters aboard
Air Force One that administration of-
ficials had not expected unqmployment
td fall well below 9 percent until
sometime next year.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
labeled the report "truly awesome,"
and the National Association of
Manufacturers declared that their
figures show "the economy is now in a
classic postwar expansin led by in-
creased consumer spending and
rebuilding of inventories by business"
While the AFL-CIO statement said
the labor federation was pleased with
the news, it added: "We hope this
presages the end of the long, un-
necessary nightmare to which
American workers have been subjected
since mid-1981."
IN ILLINOIS CALL 312.922.0300
407 S. Dearborn. Chicago, IL 60605

Tenant center 's fight for funds heats up

(Continued from Page 1)
Doug Weiner, chairman of the resource
center's board.
"Nothing was done with the money
last year," he said. "With the MSA
morley, we can do. everything the
tenants' union does and do it better."
To prove their point, Weiner and Lin-
coln Ashida, the resource center's
chief financial officer, Wednesday
showed the Daily the union's financial
books. Although the books were con-
fusing and not neatly or carefully kept,
union president Mary Consani said, "they
are up to date and no one of the
treasurers has ever had any problems
understanding them."
YESTERDAY, Weiner and Ashida
found themselves locked out of the
Michigan Union office the two
organizations share - a lock-out union
leaders say will continue until a staff
meeting next thursday.

"The only effective thing to do is to
lock them out," said Consani. "They're
not supposed to be in the offices in the
first place."
Union members hope next week's
meeting will clear up the problem,
which they call an "internal conflict."
WEINER SAYS that keeping he and
Ashida locked out of the offices is "hur-
ting the community by keeping us from
our counseling appointments."
Weiner claims the center has coun-
seled between 175 and 200 people since
the beginning of the term and that he
and Ashida are the only members who
keep their office hours or do any work
for the organization.
Consani says the office hours Weiner
is talking about were not even posted
until last Wednesday and calls Weiner's
estimates of the number of people
counseled "totally not reliable."
ROWLAND chalks the problems up to
a "personality conflict" between the

members of the two organizations, but
she says she doesn't think the conflicts
are "unresolvable."
She and Julia Gittleman, volunteer
coordinator for MSA, want to
"revitalize"' the tenants' organizations
by bringing in new volunteers.
"We want to put a big emphasis on
getting new blood into the
organization," Gittleman said.
Rowland plans to work with MSA
Treasurer David Livingston and
union members to review the
organization's budget.
"We want to find the best way to
utilize all the money," Rowland said.
"It's unfortunte that when we tried to
improve the organization this power
struggle began."
Consani said a budget reorganization
might include bringing in clerical
workers and a volunteer to organize
lobbying efforts for tenants' issues.

Reviewed minority program lacks results

To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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are still no minorities on the staff, and
why so few even seem to want to be.
But they did offer several explanations.
At the same time as the affirmative
action program was initiated, the
Review also overhauled the rest of its
application system. The "entirely new
and very complicated" system lets the
candidate apply many possible ways,
said Managing Editor Marie Deveney.
An unfamilarity with the new system
may have scared some applicants off,
she said.
Black Law Students Alliance, echoed
Deveney: "There are a lot of reasons
why some people didn't apply. People
didn't know what was going to develop.
They were unable to plan ahead last
year. They've been uncertain."
Other members of the staff said the
affirmative action program simply had
not yet been able to break through the
momentum of past failures to recruit
minorites. "The discouragement fac-
tor is probably bigger for minority
students," Deveney said.
For the most part, however, Deveney
said the journal is still studying the
problem to determine exactly what has
caused it.

"WE WANT TO KNOW why only two
(minority students) completed the ap-
plicaiton," She said. "We had hoped to
get more input and feedback (from
those who applied). We will try to en-
courage more participation through the
Review itself or through other student
organizations. We will try and be a lit-
tle more aggressive."
Most people involved agree that
judging the program after only one
year would be unwise.
"Last year was a transitional year,"
said Dunn, "I would like to give it some
time. A lot of people are more aware
this year. I don't think anyone has
labeled it a failure. Most are willing to
give it some time."
REVIEW STAFF members said they
would probably keep the affirmative
action system intact, but probably not
expand the opportunities for minorities
more than they have.
"I expect that we will retain this
program," said Deveney. "The in-
terest in easing access while at the
same time retaining excellence, is
there.. . We will definitely try and keep
that opportunity intact, but I'm not sure
it will go beyond that."
At the end of this year the Review's

editorial board will review the program
and issue a recommendation on
whether to alter the program.

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