The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 30, 1983 - Page 5
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PHOENIX, Ariz. - Greyhound Greyhound shu
Chairman John Teets said yesterday began, but resto
that overwhelning rejection of a con- 27 states on Nov.
tract offer by striking workers leaves non-union worker
the bus company no choice but to hire Teets said the
new employees and resume full tract offer would
operations as soon as possible. page advertiseme
"Now we will go forward full bore," U.S. newspapers.
Teets said at a news conference one day HE SAID the
after Greyhound Lines drivers and sidering franchis
other workers voted 96 percent to 3 per- to non-union op
cent to reject the three-year contract, Greyhound would
~ which had called for a 7.8 percent pay manent replacem
cut.refuse to return t
"IF WE CANNOT do it with current go into "Phase 2
employees, we'll do it with new hires," present limited s
said Teets, chairman and chief "The union has1
executive officer of the parent screen of false ho
Greyhound Corp. "We have reached Teets said, by i
the point of no return in protecting the jobs are secure.
jobs of our employees." "They are not,
Despite a union expression of will not be the
willingness to resume negotiations, realizes the co
Teets said "we have absolutely no op- real and critical.
timism that a settlement will be TEETS DENIE
reached." which Greyhoun
The last contract negotiations were sidiary, was try
held Nov. 18. No talks are currently company, whichh
scheduled. last year.
THE AMALGAMATED Transit Charlie Hughe
Union, representing 12,700 Greyhound ATU, said Grey
workers, struck Nov. 2 over a contract stand on its latest
proposal that had called for a 9.5 per- ... they haven
cent salary cut. Greyhound says it Hughes said.
de a Cin- needs the pay cuts to compete with restore serviced
deregulated airlines and other bus ployees, nearly 1
t down when the strike
red limited service in
17 with new hires and
company's final con-
d be outlined in full-
ents today in about 200
corporation was con-
sing the bus company
erators. Teets said
d continue hiring per-
nents for strikers who
to work, however, and
" to double the line's
been blowing a smoke
pe at the employees,"
mplying the strikers'
" he said. "And they
ere when the union
mpetitive situation is
ED the corporation, of
d Lines is only a sub-
ing to dump the bus
he said lost $16 million
s, spokesman for the
yhound's decision to
t offer was no surprise.
n't changed anything,"
"They are trying to
with scabs and strike
sregard for their em-
3,000 of them, who are
looking for a fair and just contract."
IN PHILADELPHIA, meanwhile,
Teamsters union members drove a
convoy of trucks and cars, horns
honking, to the Greyhound terminal
yesterday to show support for strikers.
The two-block-long convoy, led by a
horse-drawn carriage, arrived at the
peak of morning rush hour.
On Monday night, a bullet shattered
the windshield of a Greyhound bus near
Abilene, Tex. The FBI was in-
In San Antonio, Tex., a striking bus
driver, Edwin Bunte, 53 was released
yesterday on $25,000 bond after being
charged with aiding a sniper attack on
a bus Nov. 23. He is accused of
signaling to a sniper at a highway over-
Trailways Bus System officials said
yesterday the 26-day Greyhound strike
has created a ticket boom and allowed
the company to recall all employees
laid off during the usually light fall
Spokeswoman Trisha Barnett,
however, said Trailways was aware the
boom will end with the settlement of the
strike and that the company had no
long-range plans to assume a larger
Ms. Barnett said ridership on
Trailways, the nation's second-largest
bus company with headquarters in
Dallas, had "about doubled" nation-
wide since the Greyhound strike began,
although exact figures would not be
available until Dec. 10.
Striking Greyhound workers stand around a makeshift stove outsi
cinnati bus terminal yesterday to keep warm.
Commonwealth urges troop withdrawals
NEW DELHI, India (UPI) - The
Commonwealth summit conference
yesterday called on the United States
and the Soviet Union to withdraw troops
from Both Grenada and Afghanistan in
a sweeping communique that appeared
to equate the two invasions.
The communique, issued at the con-
clusion of the Commonwealth's,
weeklong summit, covered nearly
every major international issue -
touching on Cyprus, the Middle East,
Cambodia, Central America, Namibia
and the Indian Ocean.
The document was coupled with the
so-called "Goa Declaration," named
for the former Portuguese enclave on
India's west coast visited by the
leaders, urging the superpowers to
resume nuclear arms control talks.
The Commonwealth's 48 nations,
members of the former British Empire,
represent 1 billion people, a quarter of
the world's population.
The summit called for the withdrawal
of all foreign troops from Grenada, in-
vaded by a U.S.-led force Oct. 25 to
overthrow a Marxist regime and rescue
The statement did not name the
United States or the six Caribbean
countries that supplied troops -
Jamaica, Dominica, St. Lucia, Antigua,
St. Vincent and Barbados, all Com-
Of Grenada, the communique said,
"They (Commonwealth nations) looked
forward to its interim government fun-
ctioning free of external interference,
pressure, or the presence of foreign
military forces and noted its intention
to hold, as early as possible, elections
which would be seen by the inter-
national community to be free and
Grenada, now ruled by an advisory
council, is a member of the Common-
wealth but did not send a represen-
The summit said the Caribbean mem-
bers would assist Grenada in main-
taining law and order if the island
nation requested help.
The Commonwealth leader's call for
Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan
urged "an urgent search for a
negotiated political settlement on the
basis of withdrawal of foreign troops
and full respect for the independence,
sovereignty and non-aligned status of
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other objects of literary and historical
The oldest piece of printed type in the
collection is a leaf from the Guttenberg
Bible, one of 450 pieces written prior to
AN 1855 edition of Walt Whitman's
"Leaves of Grass," signed by Ralph
Waldo Emerson, is among the most
fragile pieces, along with Galileo's un-
finished letter to the Duke of Venice
describing the orbit of the planet
The library boasts the largest
papyrus collection in the Western
Hemisphere, and contains 'about 250
medieval and renaissance manuscrip-
ts, many of which are on loan for the
compilation of the Middle English Dic-
Among the library's most noted
possessions are the letters of St. Paul,
dating from as early as 200 A.D., which
the University shares with the Beatty
Library in Dublin, Ireland.
BUT A RARE book does not
necessarily mean an old one. Butz said
the library contains books in all
languages - some purchased solely for
their beauty - and some 1983 editions.
She said older volumes with leather
overs embossed with gold flowers,
M g uatint hand-colored illustrations, and
elaborate calligraphy are attractive
items, as are newer "fine printings" -
f united editions with gilded bindings,
handmade papers, or woodcut
The manuscripts, however, "are pur-
chased for their text, not their beauty,"
THE SPECIAL Collections is an ex-
tension of Rare Books that treats par-
ticular authors or subjects.
The shelves of the Special Collec-
tions contain such entries as the second,
third, and fourth folios of
Shakespeare's works; the Hubbard
Imaginary Voyages, which pulls
together numerous editions of Gulliver's
Travels, Robinson Crusoe, the Swiss
Family Robinson, and other adventure
stories; and the John Gould Books, a
group of large, handsomely bound
volumes with brightly-colored, hand-
The largest and most famous speciall
collection is that of Joseph A. Labadie,
a Detroit-area publisher who ac-
cumulated reams of political
paraphernalia during the late nineteen-
th and early twentieth centuries.
"THIS IS one of the oldest special
collections of radical history in the
United States," said Edward Weber,
head of the Labadie Collection.
Weber said Labadie, born in 1850,
developed Marxian socialist in-
clinations while working as a printer
but his contempt of state power diver-
ted his thoughts and energies to anar-
"Joe (Labadie) was considered the
'gentle anarchist' by his friends,"
Weber said. "He was a good-humored,
open-minded humanitarian - traits not
generally associated with an anarchist.
He never defended violence, and his
belief was in the supreme sovereignty
of the individual."
"WHAT MADE him different was not
his political activism, but his collec-
tions of political propaganda, items
most people would throw away.''
Over the course of 25 years, Labadie,
accumulated enough material to fill the
entire third floor of his home.
The collection consists primarily of
political pamphlets and corresponden-
ce but is noted most for its ephemera.
Labadie saved political posters,
photographs, cartoons, sheet music,
and even bumper stickers.
LABADIE donated his gatherings to
the University of Michigan in 1911. His
endeavors, unwrapped, lay dormant on
the top floor of the Graduate Library
for 13 years. Agnes Inglis, a fellow
anarchist, uncovered the collection and
spent the rest of her life as its curator,
organizing the items and adding new
Although the Labadie Collection.em-
phasizes anarchism, its contents cover
other domestic and international fac-
tions such as socialism and com-
munism, and to issues such as civil
liberties, including Haymarket,
Mooney cases, racial minority
predicaments, sexual freedom, free
thought, and student protest. Among
recent social activities, the collection
centers on gay and women's liberation
movements, radical caucuses, and
grass roots rebellions.
To protect the origin1 much of the
material is microfilnge4, though the
bulk of the collection is ungatalogued. A
grant recently given to library will
enable the department to implement a
computerized cataloguing system,
Adjoining the Rare Books and Special
Collections Room is an exhibition room.
Butz, who composed the current exhibit
on Johannes Brahms, said "We want to
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