LABOR: Piping In a New Chief

With kilt-clad bagpipers wheezing Scotland the Brave in a cavernous hall filled with cheering, dancing and festive hugging, the scene might well have been a nationalist celebration in Edinburgh. But the hoopla last week was in Los Angeles, where Scottish-born Douglas Fraser, 60, assumed the presidency of the 1.4 million-member United Auto Workers at the union's triennial constitutional convention. First came an emotional farewell by retiring Leonard Woodcock, whom President Carter has named to head the U.S. liaison office in Peking. Then, after a brief, symbolic challenge by a black local...

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