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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 104 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 3, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pages

3 locals
dine with
leader Teng
Teng Hsiao-ping, China's vice
premier sat down at a chicken din-
ner in Washington last week - along
with 700 of his American friends, in-
cluding three from Ann Arbor.
Bunyan Bryant, associate
professor of natural resources,
Shiuh-Wuu Lee, a Taiwanese
graduate engineering student, and
Ying Hsiig, a University Law School
employee, were chosen by the Ann
Arbor chapter of the U.S.-China
Peoples Friendship Association to
attend the private dinner in honor of
Teng last Tuesday.
and the National Association of
Chinese Americans co-sponsored the
event at the Washington Hilton
It was strictly a social affair.
The singing and grinning Osmorid
family, including Donny and Marie,
entertained the vice premier and his
guests, but Teng received the war-
mest reception,
TENG SPOKE through an inter-
preter about the newfound frien-
dship between the U.S. and China.
He also expressed China's desire for
open communication between the
mainland and Taiwan. However,
Teng refrained from any mention of
the Soviet Union.
"He had a lot of charisma,"
Bryant said, noting that the recep-
tion was unmarred by any protest.
See 3, Page 7 ,

War feared,
in Iran; new,
govt. rejected

AP Photo
CHINESE VICE PREMIER Teng Hsiao-ping sits in a model of the Lunar Rover during his visit to the Johnson Space
Center in Houston, Texas yesterday. Christopher Kraft, director of the center (right), points out some of the operating
Vice e
ce p re- pier tfours Houston

From Reuter and AP
HOUSTON - Like a kid in a
playground, China's Teng Hsiao-
ping took the controls of a space
shuttle trainer yesterday, sat in a
lunar go-cart and said it was all in-
teresting, although "I'm a total
novice on these matters."
For the 74-year-old Teng, this fifth
day of his get-acquainted tour of
American was the day he appeared
to have fun. '

HE DEVOTED three hours to a
tour of the Johnson Space Center,
got an explanation of the wonders it
offers from two of the most famous
names in the space business - John
Glenn, the first American to orbit
earth, and Christopher Kraft, who
was flight director in the United
States' fledgling space efforts.
But back in Washington, which he
left Thursday morning after a three-
day stay that included talks with

President Carter, the focus
remained on the political fallout
from the Chinese leader's outspoken
criticisms of the Soviet Union.
The central point of debate was
whether Teng's attacks have affec-
ted U.S.-Soviet relations.
BOTH SIDES said there was not
really any damage, although the
Soviets have accused Teng of slan-
See CHINESE, Page 7

From AP and Reuter
TEHRAN - Armed conflict could
erupt in Iran unless Prime Minister
Shapour Bakhtiar and Ayatullah
Ruhollah Khomeini reach agreement
on a political solution within two or
three days, highly-placed government
sources said yesterday.
The sources said ministers of the em-
battled civilian government feared the
possibility of civil war if no agreement
were reached with the 78-year-old
leader, greeted by millions of followers
Thursday on his return from 15 years in
The ayatullah wants to establish an
Islamic republic in Iran to replace the
shah, who left the country 17 days ago
for an extended political vacation, after
appointing Bakhtiar prime minister.
"IF THERE IS no political solution in
two or three days, there will
be ... Well, I dread to think" a senior
associate of Bakhtiar told Reuters.
Some ministers were prepared to
resign in favor of Khomeini nominees if
their sacrifice would save Iran from a
bloodbath, the sources said.
Khomeini wants to abolish the
monarchy and replace Bakhtiar's
government with a religiously oriented
Islamic republic under his own guidan-
ce. He said Thursday the government is
illegal "and if they continue they must
be put on trial."
BAKHTIAR, who has repeatedly
rejected Khomeini's demands that he
resign, told state radio yesterday he
would like to meet with Khomeini to
"find a political solution to the present
problems of the country."
An associate of Khomeini, asked to
comment on Bakhtiar's proposal, said
Khomeini's position remains "that as
long as Bakhtiar does not resign there
will be no meeting."
The aide, who asked not to be iden-
tified, also said Khomeini's followers
would not participate in Bakhtiar's
government "because in our view it is
an illegal one" since it was appointed
by the departed shah.
IN AN INTERVIEW with Radio Mon-
te Carlo, Bakhtiar said that if Khomeini

announces formation of a rival gover-
nment, "I will ignore it as much as
possible. There are times when one has
to know how to say no."
Much of the top military leadership is
believed to remain loyal to the shah and
rumors continue here of a possible
military coup to keep Khomeini out of
power. But Khomeini's camp contends
that many in the military support his
A source close to Bakhtiar said the
prime minister was continuing to do all
he can to promote an understanding
between the two camps and defuse the
ABOUT 10,000 excited supporters
besieged Khomeini's headquarters on
his first full day in Iran in more than 14
years to get a glimpse of him.
The 78-year-old Moslem religious
leader - architect of Iran's anti-shah
movement - went to a ground-floor
window of the building, a school, and
waved to the crowds as they streamed
past chanting, "Hail Khomeini," and
"Death to Bakhtiar!"
Some also shouted "Death to Car-
ter!" because of Washington's support
of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and
KHOMEINI followers also staged
peaceful demonstrations against the
government in the cities of Ahwaz,
Sanandaj and Isfahan.
But the state radio said anti-gover-
nment demonstrators hurled fire bom-
bs into the police headquarters com-
pound in the city of Semman, 110 miles
east of Tehran, and that two persons
were killed in the ensuing battle bet-
ween protesters and police.
In Tehran, officials said a 28-year-old
former boxer, Faraidum Zand, was
slain by five men near his home. A note
left on his body claimed the killing was
the work of a new underground group
called the People's Warrior Touheed
In a warning to the legions of
Khomeini backers who have taken to
the streets, Bakhtiar said that if
protesters again begin fire-bombing
banks and other buildings, "it will be
answered with bullets."

CETA rules affect 'U' students.

Prospects for finding those elusive
summer jobs in the public sector may
have brightened for some University
students while they may have
diminished for graduating students
seeking permanent employment.
Thursday, the Labor Department
placed new restrictions on the Com-
prehensive Training Act (CETA} which
sharply limits the length of time a
worker may hold a CETA job. CETA
will now placedemphasis in finding
permanent jobs for the regularly
unemployed in the private sector, thus
increasing the number of temporary
CETA jobs.
"THE NEW restrictions could be ad-
vantageous to college students," said
Verna Barden, CETA operations
supervisor in Ann Arbor. "They are
geared more toward college people to
give them some experience under their
The new restrictions limit a person in
holding a CETA job for 18 months
before they enter the private sector.

Previously, many CETA public
training jobs had become permanent
However, the new controls will ham-
per the Washtenaw County CETA
'Ann Arbor will have less of
a problem (with the changes)
than anybody. The new regu-
lations will be an advantage
for the disadvantaged people
of Ann Arbor.'
- Verna Barden, CETA
program, which places college
graduates in public jobs. Because of
budget belt tightening, CETA will not be
able to supplement lower public work
salaries to bring them in line with those

of the private sector.
"BEFORE WE were able to create
jobs that met the demands of their
skills," said Doris Langford of the
Washtenaw County CETA office. "Un-
der the new regulations, the sup-
plementation is limited and there will
be a maximum salary limit."
The cutbacks on public service jobs is
not expected to have much effect in Ann
Arbor for at- least another two years.
The city's CETA chapter has additional
funds to displace its budget cuts for
"Ann Arbor will have less of a
problem (with the changes) than
anybody," Barden said. "The new
regulations will be an advantage for the

disadvantaged people of Ann Arbor."
hurt by the change, those looking for
skilled job experience may, Barden
said. "The only way in which it might
hurt," she said, "is that people may not
be able to get bona-fide skills. Cities can
no longer use CETA jobs to fill public
Most of the changes in the CETA
program were initiated by the Labor
Department last year after wide-
spread reports of fraud, abuse and in-
competent management of CETA
programs around the country. The
department also adopted stiffer
penalties for those who abuse the

Unemployment rate falls, recession unlikely

Nation's leaders pay
respects to Rocky

Froml aNand Neuter
WASHINGTON - An encouraging report on unem-
ployment yesterday appeared to reinforce the gover,-
nment's view that a widely predicted recession this
year is unlikely.
The nation's unemployment rate crept down from 5.9
per cent to 5.8 per cent in January, a sign that an
economic slowdown forecast for 1979 has not yet sur-
faced, the government reported.
The Labor Department said employment during the
last month increased by a robust 450,000 as the jobless
rate fluttered between 5.8 per cent and six per cent for
a sixth consecutive month.
THE CARTER administration has predicted that the
unemployment rate will rise to 6.2 per cent by next fall
" Punk rock star Sid Vicious
died of an accidental drug over- F or
dose yesterday at a party
celebrating his release on bail in

as the government attempts to restrain economic
growth as part of its battle against inflation.
Many private economists in gloomier forecasts, are
predicting a recession will set in this year and that
unemployment will rise above the modest increase ex-
pected by the administration.
Janet Norwood, acting commissioner of the Bureau
of Labor and Statistics, said the January employment
figures show "absolutely" no signs of recession. "The
data clearly shows an economy continuing to perform
at high rates of employment," she .told the
congressional Joint Economic Committee.
JANUARY'S job gain boosted total employment
from 96.3 million while the number of unemployed fell
from six million in December to 5.9 million.
Some of President Carter's economic advisers con-

tend that a large increase in employment and a
parallel decline in the jobless rate from nearly eigh
per cent two years ago helped fuel inflation by pushin
wage rates up faster than could be justified by worker
As a result, these advisers are advocating action t
slow the rate at which new jobs are created in a man~
ner that would reduce upward pressure on wages and
HOWEVER, Carter's chief domestic policy adviser
Stuart Eizenstat, said Thursday that the ad-
ministration will not abandon its fight against unem-
ployment for the cause of controlling inflation.
"There is no inconsistency between fighting unem-
ployment and fighting inflation," he said.

From AP and Reuter
NEW YORK-Nelson Rockefeller,
the former vice president whose life
long aspiration for the presidency fell
short three times, was mourned by
presidents and family alike at
memorial services yesterday.
"That Nelson Rockefeller is dead is
both shattering and nearly incon-
ceivable," said former Secretary of

served for two years as vice president;
Vice President Walter Mondale and
Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren
Alsd attending were many of the
politicians with whom he vyed for
power in the Republican par-
ty-Senator Barry Goldwater of
Arizona and former California Gover-
nor Ronald Reagan.


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