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The Michigan Daily-Friday, July 7, 1978-Page 7
Few1obs open for teachers
are more concerned with job security and their own
By MITCH CANTOR very significant factor. (It) is a regular part of the personal lives and less concerned with social ser-
A national study released Wednesday concluded that School Board Association's negotiations with the vices," Schmerl said. He added that the many teaching
a majority of last year's education students just out of (teaching) unions. graduates who are entering a specialty field of
colleges around the country were unable to find jobs as "Unions generally give up maximums in class size education (other than teaching) may also have altered
teachers this year, but University officials claim that for raised salaries," Schmerl said. this statistic.
School of Education graduates fare somewhat better University School of Education Assistant Dean Per- Though the study reports beginning teachers still
than the survey would indicate. cy Bates also said a smaller student-teacher ratio averaging under $10,000 a year, neither Schmerl nor
The gloomy forecast came from a National would be beneficial to both teachers and students. Bates said they were discouraged with teachers'
Education Association study which also stated that "AS I READ IT, there are concerns about more and salaries.
over 300,000 more teachers would have to be hired to more students who aren't progressing the way we'd "They (teachers) have made enormous grains
like them to," Bates said. economically," Schmerl said.
reach what it considers to be the minimum quality The association's study also concluded that fewer Both deans agree that the problem with teaching
level for the nation's public schools, people lhave chosen teaching as a profession in recent salaries is the great disparity between different areas
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of Education Assistant Dean years. The number of teaching graduates in the U.S. in the U.S.
Rudolf Schmerl said the large classes teachers face has declined for the last five years, the report said. "I think it depends on where you are," Bates said.
today account for much of the employment problem. Schmerl attributes this to several broad factors not "When you look across the country you have some
Schmerl said classes averaging about 15 students per necessarily connected with the problems facing the tremendous differences in salaries."
teacher would help alleviate some of the problems teaching profession today. The National Education Association, which claims
qualified teachers face in their job searches, and "THERE HAS BEEN a change in student concern 1.8 million members, is the largest teaching
ts a co ple xsue S chmerl said. "Class size is a since the end of the (Vietnam) war. They (students) association in the U.S.

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) - FBI Direc-
tor William Webster said yesterday
there is evidence that Cuba is suppor-
ting terrorist groups in foreign coun-
tries, including the United States.
But he also said. that although
terrorist activities in the United States
have increased, there is little evidence
of foreign support for domestic
terrorist groups.
"MANY OF the propaganda manuals
of the groups supporting the indepen-
dence of Puerto Rico. are thought to
have been printed in Cuba," Webster
said during a conference on terrorism
at the FBI academy here. "There are
also strong indications of Cuban sup-
port for Palestinian terrorist groups."
Webster told a news conference the
information on Cuban activities has
been passed along by the CIA and most
is classified. He declined to say if
Cuba's involvement amounted to
anything more thanrbeing a base for
printing leaflets for outside terrorist
The FBI is hosting 250 represen-
tatives of law enforcement agencies,
including officials from agencies in
nine foreign countries.
WEBSTER WAS accompanied at the
news conference by Col. Ulrich
Wegener, head of West Germany's
commando-style 9th Border Guard
Group. Wegener said that recent
Housing- (
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triples at MSU did not allow at least 500
cubic feet of air space for each
inhabitant - a requirement of the state
A spot check of triples in Alice Lloyd
revealed there to be more than the
required amount of cubic air space.
Furthermore, since most University
dorm rooms have ceilings eight to nine
feet high, it is probably that they won't
comply with the cubtic space
However, it seems that many of the
specifics of the state code's restrictions
havegone unnoticed up to now.
"THE QUESTION in particular will
be how will the universities respond?"
said Jondahl. "I don't know if the U. of
M. or other places are doing exactly the
same things. But I knowthere may be
pressure from various groups," he

Cubans back terrorism abroad
restrictions on American intelligence over-reacting to the dramatic increase escape punishment for their actions
activities had not interfered with inter- in terrorist incidents. He noted, for while they are almost certain to
national cooperation among law enfor- example, that only 24 bombings in 1973 achieve their aim of gaining
cement agencies. - in the U.S. were attributed to terrorist widespread publicity. He said efforts to
Webster said there was little in- attacks, compared to a high of 129 in capture them have been baffled
telligence suggesting that American 1975 and 111 last year. because they are in small, tightly knit
terrorist groups were linked with "It's easy at a time when there is groups which are unpredictable and
foreign organizations. anxiety. . . to sound the alarm," the rarely tip their hand about their goals
"I would discount foreign support for FBI director said. "We're all aware of beforehand.
terrorism at this time in this country," this. But there's no reason to rush to
he said. "We do know this cross- panic." In coping with terrorism, Webster
fertilization has existed. There have A chief problem confronting law en- said it is essential that negotiations not
been efforts by our own domestic forcement is preventing terrorism be foreclosed at the outset.
terrorist groups to make contact abroad, without sacrificing individual rights, "We should not be precluded from
We don't think they've been too suc- Webster said. keeping communications open," he
cessful." HE CITED figures showing that more said, even though "concessions must be
WEBSTER CAUTIONED against than three-fourths of all terrorists at the most minimal level."
Pentagon offiejal saysSoviet
reporters won't be restrieted



gon's information chief said yesterday
he has no plans to restrict access to
Soviet reporters to Defense Depar-
tment's headquarters.
"I'm not contemplating any differ-
ent" rules than those applying to othe
journalists, said Assistant Secretary of
Defense Thomas Ross.
ode - may
problems ... in our situation (housing
in East Lansing), it's a real tight
market, and a buyer's market," added
According to Jondahl, a court case
testing Kelley's statement is imminent.
However, Kelley's chief assistant,
Stanley Steinborn, disagrees. "I would
think that universities would comply
voluntarily," he said.
Soft Contact Lens able
to correct astigmatism
Dr. Paul C. Usian

THE QUESTION arose after the
White House summoned four Soviet
correspondents for what was described
as a review of "credentialing
procedures." The White House move
followed recent harassment of U.S.
journalists in Moscow, including the
filing of slander charges against two
American reporters.
All reporters, like Pentagon em-
ployees, must show official passes
before being admitted to the building.
Ross said Soviet correspondents
"have the same access as anyone wIse
who has a White House pass." He added
that "my impression is that there are
very limited visits to this building by
the Soviet press."-No records are kept
on such visits, Ross said.
CERTAIN AREAS in the Pentagon,
such as the National Military Com-
mand Center and various intelligence
offices, are off-limits to reporters and
anybody else without a special pass.
Visitors to such areas normally are
So far as is known, Soviet reporters
The coolest of the cool
Bowling &
of the
open'tii 1 a.m. tonight

never have been allowed into such sen-
sitive areas. Ross said he knew of no in-
stance in which they have tried to enter
such secure places in the Pentagon.
Furthermore, he said, "I have not had
a request from a Soviet journalist to see
me personaly and I don't believe there
has been a request to see anyone else."
On rare occasions, information of-
ficers said, reporters from the Soviet
news agency Tass have telephoned
them asking confirmation or comment
on. stories already transmitted by wire
services or in print.
Soviet reporters sometimes appear at
the Pentagon information office to pick
up copies of press releases, including
the unclassified annual statement of the
defense secretary which goes to
Congress each winter.

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