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news briefs
By The Associated Press
EGYPT'S ATTITUDE towards an interim settlement in theI
Middle East has become slightly more positive, U. S. officials said
yesterday.
Following a lengthy meeting between U.S. Secretary of State
William Rogers and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad,
Rogers now feels that Riad himself is in favor of some form of:
interim settlement.
Americans had been pessimistic because Riad stated Wednesday
that his government would reject any agreement that would lead
to continued occupation of Egyptian territory by Israeli forces -
while Israel insists that no Egyptian troops should be allowed to
cross the Suez Canal.
TWO SOLEDAD BROTHERS were ordered yesterday to stand
trial Oct. 18 on murder charges stemming from the killing of a
Soledad Prison guard in 1970.
Superior Court Judge Lee Vavuris ordered the trial of Fleeta
Drumgo and John Cluchette to begin in 9 days despite strong pro-
test from a lawyer for the two black convicts, who asked for a 30-
day delay.
Lawyer Floyd Silliman protested that the public needs a "cooling
off period" because of the violence at San Quentin Prison Aug. 21
when the third Soledad Brother, George Jackson was killed.
NATIONALIST CHINA'S Foreign Minister Chow Shu-kai
declared yesterday that it would be a "dangerous delusion" for the
United Nations to assume that the Peoples Republic of China "is
ready to give up its policy of world domination."
Many Peking supporters such as Algeria, Cuba, and the SovietI
Union stayed away from the General Assembly meeting to which
Shu-kai addressed his remarks.
REBELS IN OLAVARRIA, a city 150 miles from Buenos
Aires, Argentina, demanded the resignation yesterday of Presi-
dent Alejandro Lanusse.
A communique signed by Lt. Col. Florentino Diaz Loza ( chief of
the 500-man army base, said Lanusse should give up the presidency
and resign as commander in chief of the army because "the people
have lost confidence and faith" in him.
A similar communique was issued in Azul, city 30 miles from
Olavarria, where 1,200 soldiers are stationed. A local radio station
broadcast a communique signed by Lt. Col, Fernando Amadeo Bal-
drich, chief of the Azul garrison, demanding Lanusse's resignation.
CALIFORNIA'S WORST BRUSH FIRE, this year slowed its
advance because of subsiding winds and a 1,400 man firefighting
team. The fire has already claimed four lives and charred more
than 4,500 acres around Santa Barbara.
The four victims were caught Thursday night in a "fire storm"
which suddenly sucked the oxygen from the air and apparently
asphyxiated them while they were using bulldozers to carve a
firebreak on a ridge.

NEWS PHONE: 764-0552
BUSINESS PHONE: 764-0554

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Saturday, October 9, 1971

SatudayOctoer 9 197

COURT ORDER:
West Coast strikers
resume work toda
SAN FRANCISCO (R) - Stevedoring and steamship com-
panies geared up yesterday for the unloading and loading of
249 ships stranded in 24 West Coast ports by the longest-ever
walkout on Pacific docks. Striking longshoremen were sched-
uled to return to work today under federal court order.
Maintenance men were back at work yesterday in some
ports cleaning and repairing equipment that hasn't been used
since the International Longshoremen and Warehousemen'sI
Union (ILWU) went on strike 100 days earlier, a spokesman
for the shippers said.

Unemployment
i ro-
drop s sli1ghtly
acosnation
WASHINGTON (R) - The total of Americans unemployed
dropped in September to six per cent of the nation's work
force, but Secretary of the Treasury John Connally said yes-
terday "That's frankly nothing to crow about."
The jobless total declined 221,000 to 4.8 million, and the
unemployment rate was down one-tenth of one per cent from
6.1 per cent in August.
Secretary of Labor J.D. Hodgson said there was some
"cheer" in a 325,000 rise in seasonally adjusted total employ-
ment of 79.2 million, but that the continuing high level of

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Wolak twice warned the two
to halt and then fired one shot
from a distance of about 50
feet, felling Loomis.
Ypsilanti State Police Detec-
tive Sgt. Kenneth Ruonavaara
in an interview yesterdaysaid,
"As far as the State Police are
concerned there's no such thingI
as a warning shot." He explain-
ed that "it is impossible to
know where, the bullet might
come down," if such a warning
shot were to be fired.
Trooper Wolak, described as
an experienced and dedicated
officer by his colleagues, "acted,
under the circumstances, the
way he figured that the circum-
stances dictated," Ruonavaara
said.
State law permits police of-
ficers to shoot fleeing felons,
the detective explained.
Col. Plants concurred with his
opinion, though he said that
officers were instructed to
"shoot to wound, not to kill."
The State Police has "no set
procedure" regarding the use
of firearms, Plants continued,
but as they are "trained in
criminal law" they are compe-
tent" to make decisions based
on the conditions in each case.
Auto'psy reports released yes-
terday afternoon said Loomis
died of massive hemorrhaging
caused by a gunshot wound.
Doctors said Loomis lost over
four pints of blood in as many
minutes and was dead on arriv-
al at University Hospital.

James Robertson, secretary of
the Pacific Maritime Association,I
which represents 120 employers,"
predicted that all orders placed
through dispatching halls for'
longshore gangs would be filled.r
The 15,000 striking longshore-
men were ordered back to work'
Thursday by ILWU president
Harry Bridges.
He said the union's strike stra-
tegy committee had voted unani-
mously to comply with a 10-day
temporary restraining order is-
sued Wednesday night by U.S.:
District Court Judge Spencer
Williams.
A hearing to convert the tem-
porary order into an injunction
for an 80-day cooling-off period!
under terms of the Taft-Hartley
Act was postponed from yester-
day to Oct. 15,
Military and perishable cargo
and passenger ships, which have
been handled throughout the.
strike, will continue to receive
first priority in loading. After
that, Robertson said, the first
ships unloaded will be the first{
ones that arrived in port after the!
strike began.
One of the first to get long-
shore crews will be the Korean
ship Kyung Jr, which arrived in
Sacramento, Calif., 2 hours and
50 minutes after the strike began
at midnight June 30.
Bridges noted that the union
will return under the old con-
tract in which the PMA gave the
ILWU jurisdiction over off-dock
container operations.
The board said agreement had
been reached on a guaranteed
36-hour work week for regular
week for secondary workers but
not on PMA's insistence in a $6
million annual ceiling on guaran-
teed wage payments. Both sides
were only 10 cents apart on the
salaries, the board said.
The ILWU had sought a two-
year contract with a raisetof
$1.60 over the present base of
$4.28 per hour and a $500 month-
ly pension for men retiring at age I
62 with 25 years service.E

-Associated Press
JOHN SEXTON SR. and his wife Mildred hold pictures of their
son John Jr., a U.S. Army staff sergeant, released by the Viet
Cong after two years of captivity. Photo at left was after high
school graduation and at right upon entering the Army.
North 1Vietnam frees
POW after two years

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with a sword for hire-a
comedy-satire about the
bodyguard who kills the
bodies he is supposeA to
guard.
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SAIGON () - A wounded U..
S. sergeant, freed by the Viet
Cong after two years of cap-
tivity, reported that he saw
many other U.S. prisoners while
he was in prison.
Sgt. John Sexton, 28, of War-
ren, Mich., exhibited cut and
bruised feet from the eight
hours he had walked through
the jungles to the base camp at
Loc Ninh, 70 miles north of Sai-
gon.
Although tired, his face
drawn, Sexton was pronounced
in "generally good condition"
after examination at an Army
hospital.
Sexton told U.S. officers he
"kept seeing new faces all the
time, never the same ones" but
he did not say how many other
American prisoners he saw.
He said he was constantly be-
ing shifted around during his
captivity and was never allowed
to approach the other prison-
ers.

Sexton was wounded and cap-
tured in an ambush of his ar-
mored unit near An Loc, 15
miles south of Loc Ninh, Aug.
12, 1969.
He told officers a Viet Cong
grenade s p r e a d shrapnel
through his right side. He said
he had lost vision in his right
eye, and that his right elbow
was shattered and immovable.
While he had no idea where
he had been held, allied intelli-
gence sources believed it was
somewhere in Cambodia.
Offic'ers said Sexton appear-
ed bitter and dejected when he
walked into the Loc Ninh base
camp, 10 miles south of the
Cambodian border.
He had hobbled through the
jungle with a rough map drawn
for him by the Viet Cong and
a note asking four people to as-
sist him in getting back "to the
U.S. Embassy."

joblessness called for prompt ac-
tion by Congress to enact Presi-
dent Nixon's tax proposals.
Connally, briefing newsmen on
Nixon's plans to restrain wages
and prices after the current freeze
expires Nov. 13, said the Presi-
dent's over-all economic plan in-
cluding the tax proposals was
aimed at boosting the total of
American jobs by 500,000 to one
million by the end of 1972.
The Labor Department figures
on last month's job picture also
showed a drop in the average
length of the work week and an
accompanying decline in average
wages, an indicator of lagging in-
dustrial activity.
The average paychecks of some
45 million rank-and-file workers
dropped 27 cents to $128.76 per
week because of a 12-minute de-
cline in the average work week
to 36.7 hours, said the report by
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The average pay was $7.03, or
5.8 per cent above a year ago but
the 4.5 per cent rise in living
costs since then wiped out $5.44
of the gain, cutting the rise in
purchasing power to $1.59.
T o t a 1 employment actually
dropped 1.4 million, but because
it usually drops more than that
in September when youths with
summer jobs return to school the
bureau figured it as a 325,000
rise on a seasonal basis.
The report said that in the
third quarter of the year ending
in September, average employ-
ment rose 520,000 to a record
quarterly high on a seasonal basis,
but unemployment still averaged
6 per cent because of a continu-
ing rise in the labor force.
Unemployment among men to-
taled 1.8 million in September and
their jobless rate remained un-
changed from August at 4.5 per
cent, the bureau said.
The women's jobless rate edged
down from 5.8 to 5.6 per cent
with a total of 1.8 million out of
work, and the rate for teen-agers
edged up from 17.1 per cent with
a total of 1.1 million.
The jobless rate for white work-
ers moved down from 5.6 to 5.4
per cent witha total of 3.9 mil-
lion, while the rate for non-
whites - mostly Negroes - rose
from 9.8 to 10.5 per cent with a
total of 927,000, the report said.

Mao alive,
well, living
in 1Peking
TOKYO (P)-Mao Tse-tung, smil-
ing and in good health, met with
Emperor Haile *Selassie of Ethi-
opia in Peking yesterday, accord-
ing to dispatches from the Chinese
capital.
A Yugoslav correspondent said
members of the emperor's en-
tourage told him the Communist
party chairman was in a "very
good mood and ready to make
jokes." Another correspondent said
he was told Mao was smiling and
waved his arms to greet the em-
peror.
This was Mao's first reported
appearance since Aug. 7, when he
greeted Ne Win, the leader of
Burma. Recent events brought
speculation since that Mao was
dying, but Chinese officials said
last month his health was excel-
lent.
The cancellation of China's Na-
tional Day Parade Oct. 1, and
other events had fanned specula-
tion on Mao's health.
Speculation later turned to a
power struggle in Peking. This
was after all planes in Red China
were grounded for several days in
September. T h e disappearance
from public view of Chen Po-ta,
who led Mao's cultural revolutiq
in the late 1960s, fanned interna-
tional guessing.
Registration
drive planned
(Continued from Page 1)
According to Saunders, this new
plan should be able to "get 40-50
per cent" of eligible students reg-
istered "by the end of October."
In order to staff this expanded
program, however, both Saunders
and Rosenblatt say more deputy
registrars are needed.
"The more registrars we have,"
Rosenblatt said, "the more regis-
tration places we will be able to
open."
Saunders said persons interested
in becoming registrars can do so
by applying at the city clerk's
office.
Rosenblatt, however, said he
would prefer that students register
their names with SGC before ap-
plying at City Hall to keep "a
safety lever on Saunders in case
he backs down.
Critics have charged that in the
last drive, Saunders claimed he
did not have enough registrars to
open extra campus locations. They
claim that the 50 students who
agreed to be registrars would have
been enough.
New training sessions for regis-
trars will be Wednesday, Oct. 13,
from 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.,
and Friday, Oct. 15, from 7:30-
9:30 p.m. in City Council cham-
bers, second floor City Hall.

NEW PROGRAMS ADDED
Office.of Religious Affairs broadens role

(Continued from Page 1)
ing up for grabs," questions are
being asked which are akin to
those which fostered religion in
the first place: "Who am I, how
do I fit into the basic structure
of things, and, what is the basic
structure of things?"
Staff members at ORA cite
the movement to Eastern reli-
gions and the increased interest
in drugs within a religious con-
text as examples of changing
trends.
They also s p e a k of a
r e t u rn to "fundamental"
Christianty. In Ann Ar-
bor, this trend has manifested
itself most strongly in the Word
of God Community, a rapidly
growing Catholic Pentecostal
group.
The increased membership in
such groups has been accom-
panied by a "growing rejection
of organized religion," accord-
ing to Scott. "The growth is
outside traditional r e 1 igion,
while still maintaining an ex-
ploration in what I would call
a religious realm."
As part of its increased parti-
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cipation outside the realm of
traditional religious counseling,
ORA was one of the first coun-
seling groups on campus to move
into the area of problem preg-
nancy counseling.
Kachel claims ORA was in-
strumental in helping the Uni-
versity recognize the problem,
which other counseling organi-
zationsihave lately begun to
work with.
In addition to its counseling
functions, which cover virtually
all types of personal problems,
ORA sponsors educational pro-
grams concerned with social and
moral issues, as well as religious
ones. It also provides assistance
to religious organizations on
campus and to campus minis-
ters, and works closely with the
literary college's rapidly grow-
ing religious studies program.
Kachel emphasizes that while
members of the office staff all
have backgrounds in religious
disciplines, they favor no parti-
cular religion in dealing with
problems.
ORA employs four full-time
professional directors to imple-
ment its programs, and several

associates, mostly graduate stu-
dents. All of the staff members
act as counselors to some extent.
Scott runs the counseling ser-
vice in an informal atmosphere,
where, he says, anyone can just
come in and talk about any kind
of problem.
"I think we're as skilled as
anyone else on campus," says
Scott, "but we're more flexible
than most groups." He says that
because the counselors in the
ORA are not thought of as psy-
chologists, people are more will-
ing to approach them before
their problems become serious.
Scott says a majority of the
people who come into the of-
fice do not think of their prob-
lc -s as "religious," although
m re have viewed them as such
this year than in the past.
Another major aspect of the
ORA's work is planning and
sponsoring seminars, speakers,
films, discussions, and other ed-
ucational programs.
Program Director Bob Hauert,
who has been in his present post
six years, says that the programs
deal with ethical-moral issues

as well as religious-theological
ones.
There is talk this year, he
says, of holding a "Third World
Conference," but nothing spe-
cific has yet been planned on
that topic.
Educational programs are also
set up through the office of Ed-
ucational Director Mari Shore.
Shore, after a month on the
staff, is spending a major part
of her time setting up a series
of weekly programs, and work-
ing with women's movements
and women's services on cam-
pus.
In her work with women's
groups, she also hopes to have a
lecture or discussion series on
women's roles in religion.
The program series, coordi-
nated by LSA religious studies
program director Prof. Noel
Freedman, is tentatively sched-
uled to begin. some time this
month and will feature informal
weekly discussion groups and
monthly lectures. The topics will
be universal to many religions,
and may concentrate on the re-
lationship between Eastern and
Western religions.

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
Professional Theatre Program: "The
Grass Harp," Power Center, 3, 8 pm.
School of Music: Mich. Contempor-
ary Directions Ensemble, "Music for
Instruments I," Rackham Lecture Hail,
8 pm.
Placement Service
All interested students are invited to
come to CPP for interviews with pros-
pective grad. & prof. schools, and bus.,
and govt. organizations. Call 764-7400
for more info.
SUMMER PLACEMENT, STUDENTS:
now is the time to think ahead - to
get ideas - toward a summer job.
Don't be caught napping! Summer
Placement is open. Come in, browse,
ask questions.
General Notices
U. Fellowship of Huron Hills Baptist
Church, Oct. 9, 7:30 PM, 3150 Glacier
Way. Speaker: Dr. Norman Geisler,
"Why the 66 Books of the Bible?"

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY
GRETA GARBO in
NINOTCHKA
with MELVYN DOUGLAS
directed by Ernst Lubitsch
7 and 9 p.m., AUD. A, ANGELL
NEXT WEEK: Gunga Din and the
Hound of the Baskervilles
.OY ~Y DY46 eM Y.
SATURDAY <
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LASER WEAPONRY

Pentagon plans

'Death Ray

by

1980

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By ROBERT BARKAN
and LEONARD SIEGEL
Pacific News Service
If Pentagon plans are successful,
Buck Rogers' "Death Ray" will be
operational by 1980. The laser, a
beam of high-energy light popu-
larly acclaimed for its potential
applications in communications
and medicine, is nevertheless mak-
ing its greatest contributions to
the military.

rapidly and accurately focus vast
amounts of energy, heating targets
to the point where they melt, burn,
or explode.
Recognizing this, the Defense
Department's Advances Research
Project Agency (ARPA) launched
its initial laser lethal weapons pro-
gram in 1961, only two years after
the first operating laser was dem-
onstrated.
In February of that year, the

ficiency, and a technological prob-
lem-scientists were not able to
create lasers with high enough
power to be used as weapons.
But a classified breakthrough
rekindled the Pentagon's interest.
In 1968, United Aircraft developed
the first efficient high-power laser,
and ARPA set up a top secret
project, code n a m e d "Eighth
Card" to oversee further develop-
ment.

research, the Air Force's Special
Weapons' Laboratory near Albu-
querque, N.M., a prototype laser
gun was used to shoot down an
unmanned aircraft.
The application of lasers exem-
plifies the domination of science
and technology by the military.
According to a survey reported in
Electronic News, about $70 million
will be spent for military laser
devices. Yet only $9 million will be

In the near future, laser ray
guns appear to be feasible for de-
fense against low-flying targets at
forward air bases, for on-board
ship defense against guided mis-
siles and for disabling the enemy's
spying devices. The Air Force is
considering equipping its forth-
coming F-15 fighter and B-1 bomb-
er with laser weapons capable of
destroying aircraft and missiles.
Recently, ARPA requested $5.8

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