Strike costs GM
The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 18, 1984 -- Page 3
The Cabbage Patch
thrill has yet to wane
From AP and UPI
DETROIT-Striking auto workers
yesterday halted work at 12 General
Motors Corp. assembly plants nation-
wide at a cost to the automaker of about
$18 million per day, with talks recessed
Weary negotiators for GM and the
United Auto Workers cut off contract
talks at 4:30 p.m. EDT yesterday
following a 20-hour session and set
bargaining to resume at 9:30 a.m.
THE STRIKES began late Friday
and early Saturday, when al but one of
the plants were shut down for the
weekend. The UAW's national contract
with GM expired at midnight Friday,
and weekend talks produced no im-
*Local 435 Vice President Leon Man-
Inering said that under a pre-strike
agreement with GM, three UAW mem-
bers - an electrician, a welder, and a
pipefitter - where constantly on duty
inside the plant to ensure no damage
would occur during the shutdown.
"A plant that's on strike is like a
ghost town," a GM salaried employee
in Shreveport, La., said yesterday as he
resumed work. "It's very still and
THE FIRST strikers hit the picket
lines at 6 a.m. yesterday. They will get
$85 a week and strike pay plus medical
coverage from the union's $570 million
"They don't really want a strike, but
they want restored what was taken
from them," said spokesman J. M.
Comiskey of Local 594 in Pontiac, Mich.
"If they have to do it this way, it is thel
only way they can."
The just-expired contract contained
$3 billion in concessions made in 1982.
ANALYSTS estimate the walkouts by
nearly 59,000 hourly workers will cost
GM $125 million a week, or about 18
million a day. Dealers also expected an
early squeeze on inventories.
"Most Cadillac dealers are cleaned
out of '84 models and none of us has any
inventory of '85 models," said a
cadillac dealer owner in Hammond,
Ind. "A strike will have a big effect on
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"They're ugly, but my gran-
daughter wants one and that's what
grandmothers are for," said Billie Sue
Campbell, who had been outside the
store since the early morning.
BUT AS IT turned out, most of the
customers went unrewarded despite
patient waiting. Kay-Bee managers
handed out 60 numbers to those diehar-
ds willing to wait, but the toy store en-
ded up with only 12 dolls.
"They wanted to wait. We've been
telling them we didn't know how many
were coming," said one of the toy
But as they day went on, some of the
customers became disgruntled. By
about 3:30 p.m. the mass of mothers,
and grandmothers - some who had
been there since 9 a.m. - became im-
"I HOPE my husband is making din-
ner," one woman quipped.
A sense of goodwill seemed to spread
the line, said some of the people who
were waiting to snatch up a Cabbage
"She'll hold my number and I'll run
to the john," said Lois Satterfield of
The crowd itself was relatively non-
violent. No one snatched numbers or at-
tempted to trip others at the front of the
Karen Piccirillo of South Lyon held
the coveted "number one" ticket and
she joked that no one had tried to steal
her ticket. "Give it another two hours,"
At about 4 o'clock the 12 dolls were
"Number 13?" someone said. "She's
in the fountain drowning herself."
But as it turned out, number 13 lucked
out. Pam Hrivnak, known to some only
as "number nine" gave her ticket to
number 13. "I needed a preemie (a
special variety of Cabbage Patch
Doll)," she said explaining that the
store didn't have one.
And after seven hours of waiting,
number nine settled for an Orko Master
of the Universe doll. "It's just as hard
to find," she said, "so it's worth the
CIA takes heat for
Pope John Paul II speaks to a crowd of 150,000 at a mass yesterday in Namao,
Can., just north of Edmonton. The strong winds forced him to cancel plans
for a leisurely afternoon in the Alberta Rockies.
NEW YORK (AP)-The new Miss America,
Sharlene Wells, said yesterday that the scandal over
the publication of nude photographs of Vanessa
Williams has "redefined what Miss America stands
And in her definition, Miss Wells uses words like
"God," "family," "tradition," and "career."
MEANWHILE, MISS Texas, Tamara Hext, who
won the swimsuit competition, said in a diary
published yesterday that she was "floored" when
Miss Wells was crowned and "disappointed" she
finished only as fourth runner-up.
At a news conference, Miss Wells was asked
whether the scandal over the photographs had made
her think twi
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ce about seeking the title. she understood her mission to cleanse the 63-year-old
me work harder," she said. "I thought, pageant and its soiled image.
t want people to think that about Miss At one point, Miss Wells was asked to play a word
hat's not what the Miss America pageant association game, part of which went like this:
Q: "NUDE PHOTOS?"
LLIAMS, the first black Miss America, A: "You can be sure I've never been in any of
o relinquish her crown after photographs those."
le, sexually explicit poses were published Q: "Vanessa Williams?"
e magazine. A: "She is ... someone that I admire; she has per-
s, 20, who was Miss Utah before being sonality. Now when it comes to her decision, with
ss Americaand is the daughter of a Mor- respect to that situation, she herself said it was a
official, said she didn't know if she was mistake, so what more can I say?"
irday night as a "squeaky clean" an- Of President Reagan, she said, "I think he is a
[iss Williams. But her words showed that wonderful man. He is a great leader."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Jim which he reportedly Baiu icau,,
Sasser, after reviewing secret U.S. will be in a position to deploy advance
documents, said yesterday night that aircraft - possibly Soviet MiGs - late
the administration appears to have thisyear or early in 1985.
"acted in a cavalier and irresponsible THE SOURCES, who insisted pol
manner" in the transfer of three rocket- anonymity, said the planes were used i
firing airplanes to the CIA-backed an air-ground attack on a militar
Nicaraguan rebels. school inside leftist-ruled Nicaragua o
. Meanwhile, the State Department Sept. 1. During the attack, a rebe
warned that the United States would helicopter was shot down killing tw
consider the Nicaraguan government's Americans, who were described late
acquisition of advanced combat air- as anti-communist volunteers.
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who wants-to level Walden for condos. newspaperst
Maiwvelous Mark Slackmeyer gets a job were forced to,
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SUPERJOCK B.D., who dreamed for Salem said the
years of playing football for the Dallas more.
Cowboys, is traded to the Seattle "I think th
Seahawks for two draft picks and a bus. what he's goi
The last newspaper strip showed a back," Salem
Western set and props being disman- might not hav
tIed from a White House setting. A the publicity a
"Oh, boy, a vacation."
said: "No, not you, sir."
ideau took off, leaving a
cartoon page. the 726
that ran "Doonesbury"
piversal has signed up 730
for "Doonesbury," and
e syndicate expected even
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said. "A lot of papers that
ve taken it are because of
Garretson Beekman Trudeau drew
his first comic strip at Yale University
in 1966. The first installments of "Bull
Tales," the forebear of "Doonesbury,"
appeared in 1968. The panels laughed
at mixers and campus revolutionaries
and the football exploits of Yale star
quarterback, irian Dbling -" the
model for B.D.
When he graduated, the newly for-
med Universal Press offered the 22-
year-old Trudeau a 12-year contract.
He changed the title from "Bull Tales"
to "Doonesbury" after his Yale room-
mate, Charles Pillsbury, and a prep
school term for looney - doone.
Over the years, he has sometimes left
the nation's movers and shakers
bristling with his brash attacks.
In the 1980 presidential election,
several newspapers wouldn't print
panels Trudeau had drawn of a cartoon
trip to "mysterious world of Ronald
With the presidential election just
seven weeks away, Trudeau will likely
be on the lookout for other "memory
vaults" to plunder.
AMERICAN AND FOREIGN CAR SPECIALIST
SMALL CARS PARTICIPATING
One of the finest names DEALERS
City passes $25 scalping fine
If you're feeling a little bit athletic this evening, join the Ultimate Frisbee
Club for a game or two between 5 and 7 p.m. at Mitchell field.
Michigan Theatre Foundation, - The Harder They Come, 7:30 p.m.; Dance
Craze, 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Alt Act - Pandora's Box, 7 p.m., Stella Dallas, 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Ecumenical Campus Center - Len Suransky, "Settlement & School for
Peace for Arabs & Jews in Israel," Richard Cleaver, "Peace Prospects in
Israel," noon, 603 E. Madison.
School of Music, Rackham - Ruby Cohn, "Growing (up) with Godot," 4
p.m., W. Conference Rm., Rackham.
Bioengineering - Janet Ku, "An Experimental Investigation of the Fate
of Autoclaved Autogenous Bone," 3:45 p.m., 1042 E. Engineering Bldg.
Chemistry - Robert Bach, "1, 2-Carbonyl Migrations in Organic Syn-
thesis," 4 p.m., Rm. 1300 Chemistry Bldg.
Chinese Studies - James Crump, "Dolls, Puppets and Homunculi," noon,
Lane Hall Commons.
His House Christian Fellowship - Fellowship & Bible study, 7:30 p.m., 925
Ann Arbor Co Club -7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Adult/Child Psychiatric Hospital - Meeting for volunteers, 4 p.m., Rm.
S9410, Main Hospital.
University Activities Center - Theater Group, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Rm.
Student Alumni Council - Mass meeting, 7 p.m., Alumni Center.
Outdoor Recreation Program - Pre-trip meeting for bike tour to Waterloo
Recreation Area, 7 p.m., Conference Rm., NCRB.
Center for Continuing Education of Women - Job Hunt Club, noon, 350 S.
Libertarian Party - Dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Jojo's Restaurant, State
, at I-94.
Student Wood & Craft Shop-Course, Introduction to Wood Working, 7
p.m., 537 SAB.
Graduate Library- Tours of Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 11 a.m., 1
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City Council's approval of the new
law ended a University student's ten-
month struggle to decriminalize ticket
John Haughton, an LSA senior, began
his campaign to change the ticket-
scalping law last November after he
was picked up by two plain clothes
police officers on South University
Street for scalping tickets. Haughton
had made a deal by phone to sell four
tickets, each for $55. However, he didn't
know he had agreed to sell the tickets to
a police officer.
FOR HAUGHTON, the coming mon-
ths meant a series of pre-trial hearing
before his trial began in April.
He was eventually acquitted.
According to state law, the deal has to
be made in a public place or thorough-
fare, Haughton said.
"But we made the deal on the phone
after they'd seen my ad in the Daily,"
"The whole affair left a bad taste in
my mouth and it left me- kind of
disillusioned by the system," Haughton
In late May, Haughton went to see
City Councilman James Blow
"It would be easier for both the police
and the individual if there wasn't a
trial," Blow said. "It may even en-
courage some more enforcement
among the police, who don't have the
time to invest in an arrest."
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