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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, November 4, 1978

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

U.S., state unemployment
rates fall during October
From Wire Service Reports

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's
unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 per
cent in October, the lowest rate in four
months, providing evidence that the
Carter administration's slow-growth
policies haven't yet put people out of
The measure of the state's unem-
ployment situation was lower than the
national average again last month, at
5.5 per cent.

Unempioyment was six per cent in
September. The October rate wasp the
lowest since June, when it was 5.7 per
cent, and the second lowest since
August 1974, when it was 5.4 per cent.
That was before the 1974-75 recession.
THE LABOR Department said
yesterday that the major job gains in
October were among adult women
whose unemployment rate declined
from six per cent to,5.6 per cent, the
lowest in four years.

OSU sues for
CIA documents

However, the October report covered
a period before Carter announced his
new anti-inflation and save-the-dollar
programs, which some economists con-
tend risk a recession and higher unem-
ployment next year.
Charles Schultze, chairman of Car-
ter's Council of Economic Advisers, in-
dicated to a congressional committee
that unemployment could increase
some, but not much, as the ad-
ministration zeroes in on its other
propose to deal with inflation by
creating a recession and sharply rising
unemployment," he said.
Although the recently announced
measures were the most drastic yet,
Carter and the Federal Reserve Board
had begun tightening the screws on the
economy in early summer when it
became apparent that inflation was
worse than expected and the dollar con-
tinued its slide on world money
The Labor Department said total
employment in October increased by
325,000 to 95.2 million, while unem-
ployment dropped 132,000 to 5.9 million.
IN MICHIGAN, the jobless rate
dropped for the second straight month

to 5.5 per cent of the work for'ce, the
lowest average unemployment in the
state since November 1973. Last month
was the second consecutive month
Michigan's unemployment rate fell
below. the national figure. In Septem-
ber, Michigan's jobless rate was 5.8 per
cent compared with a national figure of
six per cent.
Gov. William Milliken hailed the en-
couraging job statistics yesterday -
and defended the fact that he has taken
it upon himself recently to announce
the monthly unemployment figures.,
In darker days, Milliken left that job
to the Michigan Employment Security
Milliken, in his last Lansing news
conference before Tuesday's election,
parried questions about his reasons for
announcing the good employment news
just before an election while shunning it
when it was bad.
"I get charged with all the bad things
that happen. .. it's pleasing to claim a
little credit for some of the good," he
Milliken said the job figures are "fur-
ther refutation of the constant charge
made in this campaign that jobs are
leaving Michigan."

Doilv Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Richard Nadin displays the two reasons for his ejection from his biology lab
t~rdo qt"AtC 11it d

1.7Gl.I C C 1GG

Once upon a time there was a Univer-
sfty student named Richard Nadin who
decided "feet are for walking on the
ground" not in shoes. iSon May of .1978,
Nadin removed his shoes forever - he
OttSeptember 28, Nadin was asked to
leave his third Biology 114 lab session
and to return' only after his feet were
properly attired. The teaching assistant
and lab coordinator who made the
request said it was based on concern for
his safety while in the. lab. Barefeet
could slip on wet floors, step in spilled,
chemicals or get cut on broken glass.
ACCORDING TO Nadin, this was the
first time he was told that he could not
come to class with bare feet and he
sh6uld have been warned.
Nadin said recently he feels that,
there is no more danger to the feet in a
lab class than to the hands which are
exposed. He feels the action taken

against him is a matter of a "dress
code" and he is being "persecuted".
According to Professor David Shap-
pirio, Associate Chairman of the
Division of Biological Sciences, in a let
ter to Literary College Dean Billy Frye,
the action was justified "from the stan-
dpoint of safety."
NADIN AGREED to sign papers
releasing the University from liability
in case of an accident but, says Nadin,
it made no difference to Professor
Nadin also sought legal aid in forcing
the Biology Department to allow him to
attend class barefoot, but was
discouraged because of the length of
time it would take for any action to
receive attention from the courts.
Nadin returned to Biology 114 - with
shoes - something he says he felt for-
ced to do because of his lack of group
strength, being a minority of one, as
well as the titne limitations involved:

A suit requesting the release of all
documents relating to Central In-
telligence Agency (CIA)ncovert
recruitment and other activity at Ohio
State University has been filed against
the CIA by the school's student
newspaper, the Lantern.
Theasuit, filed Oct. 13th by the
American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) of Central Ohio on behalf of the
Lantern, seeks documents the CIA
refuses to release or even confirm
THE SUIT requests "all files in the
Central Intelligence Agency indexed or
mentioned under the name Ohio State
University" including "past or present,
contracted or uncontracted, paid or un-
paid, formal or informal, witting or
unwitting" relationships, according the
Mark Levy, coordinator of the Central
Ohio ACLU.
According to the Lantern John Oller,
a reporter, initially requested the
material under the guidelines set up in
the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA). The guidelines were set up in
1977 after the Senate Committee on In-
telligence learned that more than 100
American colleges and universities
were linked to the CIA.
But Oller heard nothing from the CIA
despite a letter he received from the
agency in mid-April 1977 saying it
would respond to his request "as soon
as feasible", the Lantern reported.

Proposal B could eliminate early
parole system in state prison's

IN MARCH 1978,. Michael Kapsa,
another Lanterni reporter, and Lantern
faculty advisor Thomas Wilson again
asked for the documents under FOIA
guidelines. The pair ultimately
received what Oller described as
"heavily edited" and "rather in-
See OSU, Page 7

The granting of early parole to any
state prisoner before the end of his or
her minimum sentence may be
eliminated by one of Tuesday's 11 ballot
UnderProposal B, which has found
much popular support, a prisoner con-
victed of any crime would no longer be
eligible for parole before he or she has
served the minimum sentence. A parole
board would not be permitted to reward
any inmate with "good time," the sen-
tence reduction accumulated by a
prisoner whohas not violated basic
rules of conduct.
Brooks Patterson, who created a
statewide organization to place the
initiative on the ballot, argues the

changes are necessary to safeguard
citizens' rights. He points to a 1912
study conducted by the state's Depart-
ment of Corrections which he says in-
dicates approximately 46 per cent of
convicted offenders who received
"good time" are back in prison within
four years.
"Good time" is credited on the basis
of a sliding scale ranging from a five to
fifteen-day reduction in sentence ser-
ved per month, depending on the num-
ber of years served.

"My objection is that 'good time' is
being applied to everyone and, as we
have seen, convicted criminals come
back and haunt the community again, I
think it's a dangerous privilege," said
H OWEVER, the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) reports that
the corrections department lists only
/ four per cent of those receiving parole
as ever becoming repeat offenders.
"No studies regarding the rate of
See EARLY, Page 2

On today's editorial page is
a complete listing of the 11
proposals just as they will appear
on Tuesday's ballot.!
. Ugandan forces moved to
Tanzania and President Julius
Nyerere readied his troops for a
clash, see story on page 10.
" In an effort to woo the
younger set, Gov. Milliken has
hired a pop song writer to send
his message to the voters in hip
style. We have a story on it, page
* Our icers took on Michigan
Tech last night, see story page 9.
Road the new,
M~ expanded Today
(column, Page 3

Police, protestors clash in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The gover-
nment radio reported a new bloody
clash yesterday between police and an-
ti-shah demonstrators in a northern
Iranian city, and authorities struggled
to overcome crippling strikes in the oil,
aviation and other industries.
Because of a walkout by workers of
the national airline, the air force step-
ped in to help fly Moslem pilgrims to
Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Police opened fire to disperse
protesters in Bahol, 200 miles northeast
of here,, after the crowds set fires
throughout the city, the national radio
reported. It said one teen-aged demon-
strator was killed and another youth
was wounded.
AN APPARENTLY peaceful demon-
stration, led by Moslem clergymen,
was reported in Ahwaz, in the heart of
southern Iran's oil-producing region.
Iran has been shaken by often-violent
demonstrations for months, mostly
staged by orthodox Moslems opposed to
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's effor-
ts to westernize this traditional Islamic
society. But many of the protesters are
political dissidents demanding
democratic reforms of the shah's

authoritarian regime.
In Washington, Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance told reporters, "We hope
everyone will realize that continued
turmoil and destruction in Iran serves
no one's interest." He said the shah was
a "very close and valued ally" who has
made an important contribution to
stability in the Middle East.
An estimated 1,000 persons have died
in the violence, including almost 400 in
a theater fire that the government said
was set by Moslem fanatics. Most of the
others were shot by security forces
breaking up protests.
IN AN APPARENT effort to find a
peaceful solution to the mounting
political crisis, the shah will meet soon
with a leading opposition figure, Karim
Sanjahi, head of the National Front, a
coalition of groups spanning the
political spectrum. It was not known
Friday when the meeting would take
In the troubled southern oil region, a
fire of unknown origin caused $5 million
damage Thursday to the offices of the
Los Angeles-based Fluor Construction
Co., which is building a refinery near
the town of Aghajari, the national news

agency reported.
Most of Iran's 37,000 refinery workers
went on strike Tuesday, and the shut-
downs cut oil exports, Iran's economic
mainstay by 60 per cent. Some of the
strikers were reported returning to
their jobs, however, and officials said
production probably would increase
this weekend.
THE STRIKE has been costing the
country an estimated $60 million a day.
Because of the walkout grounding
Iran Air, the Iranian air force was or-
dered to transport about 20,000
Moslems on their pilgrimage to the
Islamic holy city of Mecca.
Strikes have spread in both the
private and public sectors in recent
weeks. Workers are demanding higher
pay and also are pressing the diskiden-
ts' demands for political reforms, in-
cluding the release of political
prisoners and an end to martial law,
which is in effect in Tehran and 11 other
The government has promised to free
political prisoners next month, except
those accused of violent acts, and to
abolish special military tribunals em-
powered to try civilians.

Sk riders

Larsen criticizes Austin for lack of le

Because the Department of State encompasses so
many functions - including elections, license plates,
consumer protection, and preserving the state's
history -- Republican challenger Mel Larsen has
plenty of areas in which to attack Secretary of State
Richard Austin.
Larsen, 41, a three-term state House member
representing the Oakland County area, turned to the
' sertarv of stat e ra ar he amaed oa ver as a

advantages because of the familiar name on the
ballot. Also, he says, the incumbent can campaign on
his achievements if he has done a good job.
"FOR ME, THE positive impressions of my
achievements (in office) far outweigh the problems
that may, have been generated from negative
performance," said Austin.
Larsen's major charge is that Austin places voter
registration ahead of saving drivers' lives. However,
Austn ec a e nn't feel thie is true.

"the secretary of state is the chief spokesman on
traffic safety." He added he was the elected
Chairman of the State Safety Commission, on which
the secretary of state serves.
Larsen said, "My number one priority is traffic
safety because if we candecrease the number of
fatalities and accidents, then this would save
Michigan drivers money by putting a lid on insurance
Larsen sunnorts Pronosal D, which would raise the



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