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Page 2-Saturday, May 23, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Mitterand takes
office, dissolves


PARIS (AP)-Socialist President
Francois Mitterrand dissolved the
French Parliament yesterday and
named a Cabinet that did not include
any of the Communists whose support
made possible his election victory over
conservative incumbent Valery
Giscard d-Estaing.
Mitterrand's Cabinet does include
one radical leftist as justice minister
and, for the first time, ministers of
leisure time, national solidarity, the
sea, and decentralization. Six of the 42
posts went to women.
MITTERRAND has refused to
respond publicly to Communist deman-
ds that their party be represented in the
The new Cabinet will run the country
until legislative elections next month,
when Mitterrand hopes to oust the cen-
ter-right majority in the 491-seat
National Assembly and replace it with
a majority of Socialists and Com-
munists who will support his proposed
economic and social programs.
Working with Premier Pierre
Mauroy, Mitterrand named European
Common Market Commissioner Claude
Cheysson as foreign minister, with An-
dre Chandernagor his deputy for
European affairs.
THE PARTY'S longtime defense ex-

pert Charles Hernu was named defense
Although there were no communists,
Mitterrand brought in Maurice Faure
from the small moderate Radical Left
Party as justice minister and Michel
Jobert, an independent who was foreign
minister for Georges Pompidou, as
minister of foreign trade.
He carefully balanced the various
factions in the Socialist Party. His
moderate rival for the presidential
candidacy, Michel Rocard, was made
minister of economic planning, and
Jean-Pierre Chevenement, leader of
the party's left wing, was named
minister of research and technology.
MITTERRAND also made in-
novations, with a "minister of leisure
time," Andre Hnry, and a "minister of
national solidarity," Nicole Quesiaux.
Other innovations were a "ministry
of the sea," headed by Louis Le Pensec,
a native of the west coast Brittany
region, and the addition to the impor-
tant Interior Ministry, which controls
the police and regional administration,
of the title of ministry for "decen-
It was given to Gaston Defferre, a
former Socialist candidate who as
longtime mayor of Marseille, knows in-
timately the problems of excessive
power being held in Paris.
There were four women ministers.

Another revolution
A N ARTICLE in a Peking literary magazine and a recent performance
by the Peking Youth Art Theater may have kindled the flame for
another revolution in China. Ten years after the Cultural Revolution, China
may be entering its own Sexual Revolution. The Peking Literature and Arts
Gazette advised its readers that kissing is not indecent. "Kissing in Western
countries is as common as shaking hands in China,"' the journal asserted,
adding that kissing should not be regarded by Chinese citizens as shameful
or morally wrong. The magazine noted that a kissing scene in the
Shakespearean play The Merchant of Venice produced recently by Peking's
Youth Art Theater "almost caused a scandal" because of China's "ignoran-
ceof the outside world."
Today's weather
Warm again today with a high in the mod 80s. There is a slight chance of
showers in the late afternoon, but it will probably just remain hot and humid.
Happenings ...
AAFC - Coal Miner's Daughter, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 3.
C2-Violette, 7:30 & 9:40 p.m., Angell Aud A.
CFL - Bringing up Baby, 1, 4:30 & 8 p.m.; Mr. Blandings Builds His
Dream House, 2:45,6:15 & 9:45 p.m., Michigan Theater.
CG - It Happened One Night, 7 & 10 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Cinema Guild - The Group, 8 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Chemistry - Sem., Dr. Eddy DeGrave, "Applications of Mossbauer Spec-
troscopy to Radioactive Waste Glass Studies"; 1200 Chem. Building, 4 p.m
Folk Dance Club - Beg. Teaching; Union, 7-8:15 p.m.
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Vol. XCI, No. 14-S
Saturday, May 23, 1981
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Federal grand jury
in diects Teamsters
chief, 4 others

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Teamsters
President Roy Lee Williams was indic-
ted Friday by a federal grand jury
which charged that he conspired with a
reputed mobster to bribe Sen. Howard
Cannon in a 1979 effort to influence
trucking legislation.
Williams, who succeeded to the union
presidency only a week ago, branded
the indictment "a damn lie." Cannon,
(D-Nev.), was not charged.
The 11-count indictment, handed
down in Chicago and announced by the
Justice Department in Washington,
was Williams' fourth; he has never
been convicted.
ON THURSDAY, the Senate's Per-
manent Investigations subcommittee
issued an interim report describing the
66-year-old Williams as having been
groomed by mob bosses to take over the
Teamsters union and run it for their
Williams, in seclusion in Las Vegas,
Nev., said in a statement released here
"I have been informed today that a
federal grand jury in Chicago issued an
indictment against me for conspiring to
bribe a U.S. senator in an effort to stop
deregulation of the trucking industry.
These charges are adamn lie.

WILLIAMS, THREE pension fund
managers - Allen Dorfman, Thomas
O'Malley, and Andrew Massa - and
reputed Chicago crime syndicate figure
Joseph Lombardo were charged with
offering Cannon a 5.8-acre tract of Las
Vegas property at a low price to "in-
fluence his official acts. . . on proposed
legislation concerning the deregulation
of the trucking industry."
Cannon headed the Senate committee
on commerce, science and transpor-
tation. The Senate Permanent In-
vestigations Subcommittee, in an in-
terim report on the scandal-ridden
Teamsters Central Pension Fund,
Thursday recommended Williams be
removed as head of the union unless he
answeres allegations he is "controlled"
by organized crime.
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