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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 48 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 2, 1977 Ten Cents 12 Pages

Carter approves


base pay hike

effeetive Jan.


WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter signed into law yesterday the
biggest increase ever in the mini-
mum wage, requiring most employ-
ers to pay their workers an annual
minimum salary of almost $7,000 by
1981. The current minimum ;is $4,784.
The law raises the minimum wage
from the current $2.30 an hour to
$2.65 on Jan. 1, and then in three
annual steps to $3.35 an hour by Jan.
1, 1981. Based on a 40-hour week, that
is $6,968 a year..
CARTER SAID it will pump an
extra $9 billion into the pockets of
America's low-wage workers, who
will "use it for the necessities of
"The impact on our economy will
be very beneficial," the President
said during a brief ceremony in the
White House Rose Garden.
Among the labor and congressional
leaders on hand were AFL-CIO
President George Meany, Sen. Jen-

flings Randolph (D-W. Va. ), and Rep.
John Dent, (D-Pa.). Each also was
there in 1938 when President Frank-
lin Roosevelt signed a law establish-
ing the first minimum wage at 25
cents an hour.

it is a little better way of life."
The labor Department estimated
that,4.3 million workers would re-
ceive increased wages totaling $2.6
billion from the initial 35-cent an hour
increase that becomes effective Jan.

-AP Photo

Innovative Denver schoolchildren weren't about to let the unexpected snowfall go to waste. Trays weren't available-thus
the birth of a new sport-ja cketing.


WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter pulled the United States out of
the International Labor Organization
yesterday, marking the first U.S.
withdrawal from a United Nations
agency since the world organization
was founded in 1945.
Carter said the ILO is no longer
committed .to its original purpose -
to improve the lot of workers around
the world. Critics say the agency has
increasingly fallen under Soviet and
Third World domination.
AS HE WAS withdrawing U.S.
support from the ILO, Carter criti-
cized the United Nations sharply for
a "disappointing" record on human
rights, but he pledged his full support
to the world organization.
"The U.S. remains ready to return
whenever the ILO is again true to its
proper principles and procedures,"~
Carter said. His statement was read
to reporters by Labor Secretary Ray
The secretary gave these four rea-
sons for Carter's decision to with-
draw from the agency:
- The ILO has not applied labor
standards equally among all of the
nations of the world.
-' The agency frequently issues
condemnations "without adequate
*Politics often enter into the ILO's
considerations and nations are con-
demned for "extraneous political"

)r puils U.S. out o f ILO

" As, originally established, ILO
delegations contained representa-
tives of labor, industry and govern-
ment. Each represented its own con-
stituency. Now too many delegations
represent "governments almost ex-
THE ILO IS a U.N. agency formed
to improve world labor conditions,
living standards and economic and
social stability. The agency has been
a main source of statistics on hours,
pay and labor safety.
In recent years, it set up technical
training courses in former colonial
areas of Africa and Asia. It received

the Nobel Peace Prize on its 50th
anniversary in 1959.
When the ILO was formed inA119l9
under the League of Nations, govern-
ment, labor and employer represen-
tatives from each country were inde-
pendent delegations. But since the
ILO became the first specialized
agency of the United Nations in 1946,
communists and some Third World
states have blurred this distinction.
LAST SPRING the ILO shelved a
report by independent jurists con-
demning human rights violations in
eight countries, including the Soviet
Union and Uganda. In 1974, Israel
was condemned on grounds of rac-
See CARTER, Page 2


AMSTERDAM, The Nether-
lands (AP)-Police announced
late last night that Dutch mul-
timillionaire Maurits Caransa,
who was kidnapped last Fri-
day, was released unharmed by
his abductors. See page 7 for

CARTER NOTED that each time Subsequent increases will affect
the minimum wage was increased, it another one million workers at a cost
brought predictions of higher infla- of $6.3 billion over the following three
tion and catastrophe for the econ- years as the minimum wage rises to
omy. But, he added, Congress never- $2.90 in 1979, $3.10 in 1981.
theless "acted, perhaps belatedly,
but wisely in each instance" in FARM WORKERS, whose present
raising the federal pay floor, minimum is $2.20 an hour, will
"Every President who has signed receive the same rate as most other
the minimum wage has signed it with workers under the new law.
heavy opposition," Dent told Carter.
He added, "All that ever came out of See CARTER, Page 2
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'MSA ends space controversy

byapproving re comini
By PAULNtE TOOLE gard to our own priorities we made a
The Michigan Student Assembly turn-aroudn. It was preferable to
(MSA) ratified the recommendations give as many organizations as pos-
of the Student Organization Board to sible office space so they could be
grant office space to all but seven heard."
organizations which applied. The
assembly also approved guidelines "WE HAVE several groups
the board devised for governing tie doubled up into office space. This is
possession of MSA office space. something we wanted to avoid but de-
Jasper DiGuiseppe, vice-chairman, termined it was a necessary evil."
of the board, said, "We (the board) The organizations which were de-
reevaluated our procedures. In re- nied office space include Students for

Local Motion, the Ann Arbor Folk
Dance Club, Program for Education-
al and Social Change, Organization
for Arab Students, Chinese Bible
Class, Navigators, and the Campus
Crusade for Christ.
The main reasons for the denials
were that these organizations either
do not have enough students to
qualify .for recognition as a student
organization, or they didn't need
See MSA, Page 7

- - - - - - - -A


Turnout hearty
at blood drive
3y DAN OBERDORFER supply hospitals in all five counties of
the southeastern Michigan region for at
cold and clammy, sophomore least twenty-one days.


Mark Belcik fidgeted in his seat while
waiting to donate blood for the first
time. Many of his more experienced
hallmates sat beside him, spitting sub-
tle threats his way.
Over 1,000 students, each giving a
pint of blood, are expected to pass
through the week long Alpha Phi
Omega-Red Cross sponsored blood
drive. The blood they collect would

ALL POTENTIAL donors are
screened and tested for hepatitis and
venereal disease,
"We (the Red Cross) have taken over
all other .blood banks and as the sole
'supplier of blood for the southeastern
Michigan region we are responsible for
See BLOOD, Page 12

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Media molds Me uhan is society
SOCIETY - particularly American the importance of the brain's functions, fact, the dominant half, for even today
society - is undergoing a wide-spread McLuhan said, and has unknowingly in all third world countries it still func- many of his books like The Medium is;
change in the basic ways it thinks, and. engineered the change of domination tions as such, he explained, n the Massage, The GtenburdGa,n
it's al due t the eectronc medi, Mar-within the brain from the left side to the Something happened a long time ago an Udesnigth Mdaw n
shall McLuhan said in speeches and right;,. a shift which might not seem which left the Third World untouched,' you push hard enough on something, " it
conferences this week. verv ea~rth-shaking. butt which makes That something. McLuhan tells. was wl lpoe nosmtiges.

vBefore va diverse crowd of business-
suited media watchers and blue jeaned
media children, McLuhan, director of
the Center for Culture and Technology
at the Ulniversity of Toronto, discussed

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all the difference in the world to
"The right hemisphere of the brain is
holistic, hearing. It is the world of. the

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the creation of the phonetic alphabet.
"DEVELOPED by Phonecian
businessmen, the phonetic alphabet
ehaoed uI('Prece3and Romei from an

THE CHOICEST fruits of the labor of
left-brained man, the elaborate system,
of mass media, has made thie' phonetic
alphabet obsolete, replacing it with-

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