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Ford, UAW make tentative pact
From AP and UPI
DETROIT - United Auto Workers
will get novel aid programs for em-
ployees who lose their jobs to robots,
more efficient operations or subcon-
tracting in both a tentative contract
with Ford Motor Co. and the pact they
ratified with General Motors Corp.
The Ford pact was reached yesterday
morning, and last night the UAW an-
nouned its 350,000 GM members in this
country had ratified their new three-
year contract with the nation's No. 1
The Ford contract includes the added
protection of a four-year ban on the
closing of any of Ford's 17 assembly
plants or 48 parts facilities.
UAW President Owen Bieber and
Vice President Donald Ephlin announ-
ced the ratification in a joint statement
and reported that 57.4 percent of those
voting approved the pact on a 138,410 to
THE PACT, which affects 350,000 GM
workers, is scheduled to be signed
"We are extremely pleased with the
outcome of the ratification process,"
the joint statement by Bieber and
Ephlin said negotiations for local
agreements will continue in many
locations, with 116 out of 149 bargaining
units having settled local pacts.
Ford's contract was extended last
month when the union chose GM as its
strike target. The union did not invoke
its right to strike on 72 hours notice, nor
did it call local walkouts, a tactic used
at GM when the two failed to reach
agreement by their Sept. 14 deadline.
THE FORD settlement came two
days after expiration of the informal
Friday deadline set when talks
resumed Oct. 1.
"The tentative agreement follows
closely the pattern established by the
UAW at General Motors Corp," said
Bieber. "As a result of this tentative
settlement, the UAW workers at Ford
will have greater job security than ever
"The tentative agreement also
provides significant economic gains
immediately and in the years ahead."
BIEBER apparently won assurance
from Ford chairman Philip Caldwell
that a new small car will be produced in
North America. The auto is believed to
be Ford's version of GM's Project
Ford bargainers had said they would
not "walk in lockstep" with the GM
pact. Stanley Surma,Ford executive
director of Labor Relations,
acknowledged Ford did follow the GM
pattern in some areas, but said the No.
2 automaker's specific needs were also
The Ford contract is beleived to run
for six years, the same as the GM con-
tract. Bieber said the undisclosed Ford
contract also includes the same three-
tier wage increase system in the first
year as in the GM pact.
FORD ALSO will set aside about $300
million to pay workers displaced by
competitive conditions unrelated to car
The union has called a meeting of its
160-member Ford Council for Wed-
nesday in Detroit. The group, made up
of local presidents and plant represen-
tatives at 54 locals, must endorse the
agreement before it goes to the mem-
bership for ratification.
The GM contract pattern calls for
raises ranging from 1 percent to 3.5
percent, depending on the worker's
classification. The average assembly
line worker will receive about 2.25 per-
cent, 15 cents an hour in wages, $21,900
Assembly workers will receive lump
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sum payments in the second and third
years of 2.25 percent, $700 and $725.
Those increases will not be folded into
the base wage, used to calculate
Drunken football fans
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -
Thousands of drunken Kansas State
University football fans celebrating a
victory over their archrival attacked
police early yesterday in a
"frightening" near-riot in which
several officers were injured and 24
people including 14 KSU students, were
arrested, police said.
"We had several thousand drunk
people on our hands ... and they star-
ted attacking officers," said Manhattan
police Sgt. Darrell Yarnall. The
situation came close to erupting into a
riot, he said.
As many as 8,000 people, most of
them students, had packed into a two-
square-block area of shops and bars
known as Aggieville to celebrate Kan-
sas State's 24-7 victory Saturday over
the University of Kansas, Yarnall said.
The victory game Kansas State the
Governor's Cup, awarded each year to
the winner of the game between the two
"THEY GOT to drinking, it kept get-
ting more crowded and they started to
take over the streets," said Yarnall,
who was among officers from Manhat-
tan, Junction City and the Kansas
Highway Patrol who were called to' the
scene. "I can tell you it definitely was
Police Sgt. Vernon Brown said the
"mass disturbance" erupted about
The celebrants, chanting "We're
number one," started to get unruly and
choke off streets, he said. One officer
was stabbed in the forearm with a knife
and others were pelted with bottles and
debris, he said.
"We deplore and regret what other-
wise might have been a good day," said
university spokesman Charles Hein,
adding that the disturbance had "cast a
severe blemish" on the school.
THE UNIVERSITY had not decided
what to do with those who took part,
said Chet Peters, vice president for
student affairs. But, he said, "Those
things that take place off campus like
this generally are handled by the cour-
Sanctions imposed by the university
culd include academic probation or
community work assignments.
Reinforcements were called in, and it
took about 75 officers, most of them
wearing riot helmets and carrying
wooden clubs, a couple of hours to clear
the area and restore peace, Brown
Six officers were treated at a hospital
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Duarte, rebel leaders meet today
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Two exiled rebel leaders retur-
ned to El Salvador yesterday to hold historic peace talks with President Jose
Napoleon Duarte, who was under a threat from a rightist death squad for
arranging today's summit.
Buillermo Manuel Ungo, president of the Democratic Revolutionary
Front, known as the FDR, and Ruben Zamora, a top FDR leader, arrived at
El Salvador International Airport in Comalapa aboard a Colombian Air For-
ThenDemocratic Revolutionary Front is the political arm of the guerrilla
coalition that will hold peace talks today with Duarte in the mountain town of
La Palma, 40 miles north of San Salvador, in rebel-dominated Chalatenango
Today marks the fifth anniversary of a coup by young, moderate officers
who dusted rightist President Carlos Romero and established a military-
civilian alliance in a bid to prevent a leftist insurection. Some people-mark
the coup as the start of the nation's civil war.
The summit will be the first between the U.S.-backed government and the
rebels in the nation's civil war that has left some 50,000 people dead.
Yale workers picket for parents
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Striking Yale University workers were out on the
picket lines in force this weekend as more than a thousand parents visited
the Ivy League campus for the annual Parents' Weekend.
"We're picketing 10 or 12 hours a day this weekend," said librarian
Beverly Lett as she walked outside the university's administration offices at
It's the only opportunity we'll have to get our message across to the paren-
ts, to tell them that their children's education is being threatened by the ad-
Hundreds of striking white-collar staffers and some faculty and students
picketed cocktail parties, campus tours, theatrical events, performances by
the Yale Philharmonia and university's singing groups and Saturday's foot-
ball game with Dartmouth.
Britain beefs up leaders' security
BRIGHTON, England - Police are tightening security around Britain's
top politicians to guard against the threat of more IRA attacks like the bom-
bing at Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's convention hotel.
Police warned top political, military, and judicial figures yesterday to
take precautions against possible future strikes on the British mainland by
the Irish Republican Army. Mrs. Thatcher and Neil Kinnock, the leader of
Britain's opposition Labor Party, were given beefed-up security guards.
"We do not discount the possibility that a unit could still be in this country
with the intention of causing more incidents of this nature," said Comman-
der William Buckesby, chief of Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist branch.
The IRA took responsibility for the pre-dawn bombing Friday at the Grand
Hotel in Brighton, where Mrs. Thatcher and her Cabinet were attending a
Conservative Party convention. The blast killed four people, wounded 32 and
narrowly missed Mrs. Thatcher, who left her bathroom only moments
before it was devastated.
Italian mob thrives despite blitz
ROME - A leading parliamentarian was quoted yesterday as saying that
the Mafia is much bigger than believed and that despite recent crackdowns
"it is not prudent to claim victory" over the mob.
Sen. Saverio D'Amelio, Christian Democrat vice chairman of the
Parliament's anti-Mafia commission, also told an Italian news weekly that
some unidentified Italian politicians "from all parties" had links with the
D'Amelio's remarks to the magazine Citta Domani were carried by the
Italian news agency ANSA.
"It will not be easy to defeat this octopus of a thousand tentacles," he was
quoted as saying. The Mafia is frequently referred to as "the octopus."
"The success in the so-called St. Michael's blitz had been big, but it is not
prudent to claim victory," D'Amelio said, referring to a major anti-Mafia
operation launched on Sept. 29, the feast day of St. Michael.
Acting on the confessions of jailed Mafia chieftain Tommaso Buscetta,
police arrested 62 suspects in Sicily and issued more than 300 arrest warran-
ts. Police sources, who spoke on condition they not be identified,'have said at
least 60 other long-sought Mafia figures eluded the raid.
Men require hospitalization less
often, stay longer than women
WASHINGTON - Women are much more likely to be hospitalized than men
but once in a hospital men stay longer, new government statistics show.
The nation's non-federal hospitals served 38.8 million patients last year -
15.6 million men and 23.2 million women - the National Center for Health
The number of hospital visits is "always higher for females than for males
because of the large number of women in their childbearing years who are
hospitalized for deliveries," the 1983 National Hospital Discharge Survey
But even excluding women delivering babies, females were hospitalized at
a rate of 160 per 1,000 persons, compared to 139 males hospitalized per 1,000.
The average hospital stay for males was 7.4 days, compared to 6.6 days for
women, the report said. But this was also strongly affected by women who
delivered children, who were hospitalized for an average of only 3.6 days
Excluding childbirth from the statistics, women averaged 7.2 days per
hospital stay, still slightly less than men.
Oh Henry !
Britain's Princess of Wales, Princess Diana holds her youngest son, Prince
Henry, who was born on Sept. 15, 1984. This first official picture of the little
prince was taken by Lord Snowden at London's Kensington Palace on Oct. 5.
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think Kirk Gibson made the right
choice when he decided to play
baseball. "Tiger fans are as undeser-
ving as the Tigers themselves," said
Gill, a student at the University of
"They cheated. They obviously
poisoned the San Diego starting pit-
"Just wait 'til next year, when the
Blue Jays sign Bruce Sutter and the
Yankees sign Rick Sutcliffe. They'll
both blow the Tigers away."
A couple of Tiger-haters preferred to
remain anonymous as they are forced
to live in close quarters with those
maniacs who call Marty Castillo out for
"A lot of these people are pretty
damn obnoxious," said one well-
informed fan. "You should hear these
Tiger fans. They think Alan Trammell
is the best shortstop in baseball. Robin
Yount is a million times better than
"And did you see Gibson push that
fan. I think Gibson is a real.. .."
Yes, there is still some sanity left in
the world. Not everyone loses control of
all bodily functions when Willie Her-
nandes comes in to pitch.
The situation was summed up by
Schwartz when he said:
"And 'Bless You Boys', Oh my God,
doesn't that make you sick?"
Daily staff reporter Jerry Markon
filed a report for this "story."
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