The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, No. 55-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursddy, August 7, 1980
URBAN LEAGUE SPEECH INTERRUPTED BY HECKLERS
Carter vows to create jobs
EW YORK (AP) - President Car- igniting the fires of inflation we have so convention atmosphere would almost people of the South Bronx indict you.
pledged yesterday to a primarily successfully dampened in the last few guarantee problems gaining the sup- The people of New York indict you. The
ck audience that he will soon deliver months." port of anti-Carter Democrats who' Communist Party indicts you."
economic renewal program to "put AFTER CARTER returned to the might back the program after the con- Carter paused at each interruption
lions and millions and millions of White House, a senior administration vention. and said after the fourth: "We have a
ple back to work in new jobs, ex- official said when the details of the new His 37-minute speech was stopped lot of people trying to escape out of
ng jobs, and stimulating jobs." program emerge - sometime after four times by hecklers, but it was also, communist countries to our nation. You
arter, the last of four " major next week's Democratic National Con- interrupted 25 times by applause from don't see many boats trying to escape
sidential candidates to address the vention - they would point to a an audience of several thousand that from Key West and go to Cuba,
ual conference of the National Ur- proposal that would not require gave him a polite, if not overly en- though."
League, offered no details about legislative action this year. thusiastic ovation at the end. The audience applauded.
he would accomplish such a goal. The official, who asked that he not be THE HECKLERS were hustled out THE SPEECH was designed to shore
he said the program he will unveil identified by name, said Carter held off by security agents. One heckler, up Carter's support among blacks while
hin weeks will "restore growth and unveiling the proposal this week referring to a slum area Carter once Ronald Reagan is making a strong pit-
uce unemployment without re. because the highly political pre- visited in New York City said: "The ch for minority support. The president
called Reagan's tax cut plan a "sugar-
That represented the strongest
language Carter has used to denounce a
proposal advanced by Rep. Jack Kemp
(R-N.Y.) and Sen. William Roth
(R--Del.) to cut tax rates by 30 per cent
over the next three years.
"Kemp-Roth offers rebates to the
rich, and fierce inflation and
deprivation for other Americans who
are particularly vulnerable," Carter
said. "It substitutes a fantasy of instant
gratification for realistic vision of a
"The same people who are pushing
this tax also promise massive new
defense spending and to balance the
budget. Whom are they trying to fool?"
The president said if this were done
and the government also met only its
.; basic obligations to Social Security and
a few other areas, every other agency
in the federal government would be
After his speech, Carter visited
briefly with Vernon Jordan, head of the
National Urban League, who was
seriously wounded when he was shot in
an ambush in Fort Wayne, Ind. two
Larger than ei eAP Photo Each of the other major presidential
candidates - Reagan, Sen. Edward
Independent presidential candidate John Anderson emphasizes a point during a news conference in Detroit yesterday Kennedy and Rep. John Anderson -
while a giant-sized Anderson poster eyes him in the background. Anderson handily garnered more than the 4,000 votes addressed the convention before Car-
needed in Tuesday's primary to guarantee him a slot on Michigan's presidential ballot in November. See story, Page8. ter,
By ELAINE RIDEOUT
Faced with an Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
threat that they return to work or be fired, striking
transit workers voted overwhelmingly last night to
comply with AATA's back-to-work order.
The striking workers will return to work under the.
conditions of AATA's final proposal, which states that-
bargaining will resume Monday while buses are run-
MEMBERS OF THE Transportation Employees
Union voted by a margin of about 100-2 (the hand-vote
was not officially counted) to accept the order to
return to work, but made two stipulations:
- That AATA agrees to consult a state fact-finder;
d That no reprisals be levied against any workers.
But several union members said they will return to
work Monday regardless of whether management of-
ficials accept the union conditions.
"I'VE GOT bills to pay and a family to support,"
one union member said. "I don't care what they
decide; I'm going back Monday.
AATA board members were unavailable for com-
ment last night, but have consistently refused to
submit to a neutral, fact-finding party.
Board Chairman Cecil Ursprung said recently the
board has refused fact-finding primarily for reasons
of principle. "It would be a sense of admission on both
sides that we couldn't deal with the thing," Ursprung
said. "Three years ago we tried that and for three
years we had to work under a contract that was un-
satisfactory to both workers and management."
IN THE EVENT AATA refuses union conditions,
union members said they will meet again Sunday
night at the Ann Arbor YMCA to decide whether to go
back to work.
According to Union President Harry Kevorkian,
the Michigan Employment Relations Committee has
announced its intentions to intervene in the
-- See STRIKING, Page 3