Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 12, 1976 · Page 5
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 5

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, February 12, 1976
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T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N 3 automakers Car repossession cheating charged SHINGTON(AP)-The firms nn.k.t^ ,,,,,,,,.. ..... . . . . . " ^ WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission is accusing the nation's big three automakers and other consumer credit subsidiaries of cheating buyers whose cars they repossess. Three separate FTC complaints issued Tuesday charge "unfair retention of surpluses on resale of repossessed cars and trucks," meaning the firms pocketed profits that should have gone to consumers. The complaints, said the FTC, charge that "in a substantial number of instances, the GM, Ford and Chrysler credit subsidiaries and named dealers and other dealerships have failed to identify and disclose to defaulting buyers the existence of sur- Union planning fruit boycott SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Cesar Chavez, angered by growers who succeeded in cutting off money to California's farm labor board, says his United Farm Workers union will "pin them to the wall" with a new boycott. The board, which enforced California's five-month-old elections law for farm workers, shut its doors last week because it ran out of money and the state legislature refused to approve more. Chavez said yesterday that the UFW plans a consumer boycott against Sunmaid raisins, Sunsweet prunes and dried fruit, and eight major grape and tree fruit growers in the Fresno area. The campaign to revive the state's landmark farm labor law will also include election pressure on rural legislators and perhaps an attempt to take the issue to the voters, Chavez said at a news conference. Chavez said the boycott would be aimed at growers who led the fight against a $3.8 million appropriation to keep the farm labor board alive through June. Republicans and farm-belt Democrats, accusing the board of pro-UFW bias, blocked the appropriation after Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. refused their demands for changes in the law. The demands included restrictions on the right of union organizers to enter growers' property and on the board's right to intervene in contract talks. plus monies realized on the sale of repossessed cars and trucks." Simply put, that means the firms kept the surplus between what was owed on particular contracts and what the resale of the vehicles brought in. According to the FTC, such surpluses should be passed on to the person whose car was repossessed. The c o m p l a i n t s also charged that defaulting buyers were not informed of their rights to redeem repossessed vehicles before they were resold. In Detroit, the three auto companies denied they have violated any laws. GM said, "These charges will be vigorously defended." GM said its finance subsidiary complies with all legal requirements applicable to the resale of vehicles repossessed from purchasers, adding, "We believe this complaint is unsupported by precedent and constitutes an attempt by the FTC to invent a new legal theory." Chrysler also said the FTC has no legal basis in making Waylon Jennings settles suit here Country singer Waylon Jennings has come to terms with a local promoter who sued him for failing to appear at a 1972 concert at the promoter's night club. Jennings' two performances at the Maverick, 4700 E. 22nd St., of Feb. 2 were part of an out-of-court settlement reached with Mohsen Farhang, who sued the singer for failing to appear at a concert in August 1972, said Farhang's lawyer, Harry S. Bachstein. Jennings was twice ordered in Pima County Superior Court to pay more than $13,000 in damages to Farhang. The settlement was reached after Jennings' lawyer, Albert D. Noe, filed an appeal of the judgment Bachstein said. Neither Noe nor Bachstein would give any other terms of the agreement. Democrat group acts Anti-strike plan opposed The District 10 Democratic club has become the third such organization in Tucson to join in the opposition to a proposed city charter amendment that would prohibit city employes from striking. At the urging of Richard Jaskievvicz, the District 10 club Tuesday night followed Democratic clubs in District 11 and 9 in approving a resolution opposing the proposed charter amendment and sup- porting organized labor in its efforts to defeat the proposal. The amendment was proposed following last September's six-day walkout by city police and firemen seeking higher wages. Under the proposal, any city employe who endangers public safety by striking would automatically be dismissed.. "I think we should apologize to labor because Democrats inititated such an amendment," Jaskiewicz said. He said he was referring to council members Barbara Weymanh, Robert C. Cauthorn, Douglas C. Kennedy and Margot Garcia, and said it was his intention to "expose those liberals on the City Council for what they are." / Jaskiewicz said he intended to take his message to the city's other Democratic clubs between now and the April 6 election when it will be considered by the public. -··^1 f f . ,^ ( ii ,_£M*- r^--^ ^ /^£-"^C:L --r£J c ^?l l ?\r?-'- "jf£ s ^fi^v\ WITH NEW SO-PROOF ABERDEEN Cows the complaint. The firm said it does not contest provisions of the law concerning repossessed autos, adding it previously has offered to work with the FTC to inform dealers of their obligations to defaulters. "We feel it is unfortunate that the FTC chose this entirely inappropriate, cumbersome and expensive method of dealing with this matter," Chrysler said. The PTC proposed that the automakers, credit firms and dealers in the future attempt not only to obtain the best price for repossessed autos but also to notify defaulting buyers of any surpluses and remit them. 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